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Corozal Free Zone reopens only to Mexican nationals

BELMOPAN, Thurs. Jan. 14, 2021-- The Government of Belize has announced that the Corozal Free Zone (CFZ) will be reopened on February 1, 2021...

Senators debate Good Governance Motion

BELMOPAN, Wed. Jan. 13, 2021-- The first business meeting of the Senate was held on Wednesday, January 13, 2021. One of the first orders...

Cycling legend Conrad Vincent Smith passes

BELIZE CITY, Mon. Jan. 18, 2021-- Amandala joins the Cycling Federation of Belize and the whole cycling community in mourning the loss on Saturday...

UDP wants an end to the curfew

BELIZE CITY, Fri. Jan. 15, 2021-- On Friday, January 15, the United Democratic Party issued a press release calling for the Briceño administration to...

Travelers to USA must now have negative COVID-19 test

BELIZE CITY, Tues. Jan. 12, 2021-- The Center for Disease Control and Prevention has issued an order requiring all persons traveling to the United...

U.S. Embassy and GOB host virtual discussion on witness protection and victim care

BELMOPAN. Thurs. Jan. 14, 2021-- Belize may be making strides towards the implementation of an official witness protection program. On Thursday, January 14, 2021...

THE WRECK OF THE HESPERUS

It was the schooner Hesperus, That sailed the wintry sea; And the skipper had taken his little daughter, To bear him company. Blue were her cheeks as the...

Wellington Ramos responds to Leslie Sharp 1971 letters to B.H. Football Association

(AMANDALA Sports Ed. Note: Comprising two letters courtesy Teddy Gonzalez, “Leslie Sharp writes B.H. Football Association in 1971” appeared on pages 27-28 of Amandala...

Spurs Football Club and Belize Football History – Part 2

a “personal and team story” written in 1997 (continued from page 18 of Amandala dated Friday, January 1, 2021.) There were many people involved in football...

Two votes for Yasser

Dear Yasser, my sister, Francine, and I, don’t know what is going down with NICH at this time, but it is our opinion that...

So, What’s Next?

The Poor Nuh Stand Wa Chance!

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Fleecing Belize, or trying to control it while out of office

When a government cements its people in public offices so that a new administration can only replace them at great cost to the nation,...

Finances, Good Governance — works in progress for GOB

Last Friday, at the first House of Representatives meeting called by the new government, the Minister of Finance, Economic Development and Investment, Prime Minister...

George Price Day, January 15

By a recent government decree, Belize, on January 15 each year, beginning in 2021, will celebrate a public and bank holiday, George Price Day,...

The most anticipated House Meeting ever

In his first New Year’s Day address as Prime Minister of Belize, Hon. John Briceño was both optimistic and apprehensive: optimistic because his government...

From the Publisher

In my last column, I made a promise I quickly realized that I could not keep. I said I would study the subject of...

From the Publisher

If you have felt that there is some arrogance in my writings and behavior through the decades, especially in our earlier years, there is...

From the Publisher

There does exist a power structure in Belize. Perhaps there are several power structures, if we choose to look at things more closely. The...

Rest In Peace, Dame Minita

Dear Editor: Rest in peace, Dame Minita Gordon, the country’s first Governor General since Belize’s Independence in 1981. I remember her sister, Dorinda Coye, when...

The nation needs a Physician as Minister of Health & Wellness

Dear Editor, It is logical and common sense and widely accepted that to occupy the highest position in any organization — political, religious, military, etc.,...

On Battling Pandemic Fatigue: We Are Not There Yet

Dear Editor, I know you’ve probably been hoping that the ushering in of 2021 would see COVID-19 being ushered out the door. I’ve often found...

A June 1 holiday: Groundwork vs Groundswell

Dear Editor: Changes occur pari passu with the march of history. Some affect us radically, often with volcanic suddenness; they leave us permanently “changed” and...
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BELMOPAN, Wed. Jan. 13, 2021-- In a release issued by the Ministry of Public Service, Constitutional and Political Reform (MPSCPR), Minister Henry Usher and...
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From the Publisher en Español

En mi última columna, hice una promesa que rápidamente me di cuenta de que no podía cumplir. Dije que estudiaría el tema del Colegio...

From the Publisher en Español

Si han sentido que hay algo de arrogancia en mis escritos y comportamiento a lo largo de las décadas, especialmente en nuestros primeros años,...

From the Publisher en Español

Sí existe una estructura de poder en Belize. Quizás hay varias estructuras de poder, si optamos por mirar las cosas más de cerca. Los padres...

From the Publisher en Español

Con motivo del fallecimiento de la Dama del Imperio Británico Minita Gordon el viernes pasado, una dama de incomparable dignidad y decencia, primer gobernadora...

Finanzas, buen gobierno: trabajos en curso para el Gobierno de Belize

El viernes pasado, en la primera reunión de la Cámara de Representantes convocada por el nuevo gobierno, el Ministro de Finanzas, Desarrollo Económico e...

Día de George Price, 15 de enero

Por un reciente decreto del gobierno, Belize, el 15 de enero de cada año, a partir de 2021, celebrará un feriado público y bancario,...

La reunión de la Cámara más esperada de todos los tiempos

En su primer discurso de Año Nuevo como Primer Ministro de Belize, el Honorable John Briceño se mostró optimista y aprensivo: optimista porque su...

2021 – manos a la obra si “debe venir mejor”

Los “buenos tiempos” siempre parecen mejores que los de hoy; hasta que el tiempo presente se convierte en “los buenos tiempos” para otra generación....

CARICOM denounces US designation of Cuba as State Sponsor for Terrorism

GUYANA, Tues. Jan. 13, 2021-- On Monday, January 11, 2021, the United States of America’s State Department issued a release redesignating Cuba as a...

Coronavirus “most severe health emergency” WHO has faced

Mon. July 27, 2020 (BBC)-- The head of the World Health Organization (WHO) has said Covid-19 is easily the most severe global health emergency...
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