Editorial

Bigotry, discrimination, and fear

Bigotry, discrimination, and fear

In the second millennium of the Christian era, the peoples of the continent we know as Europe became arguably the most successful predator/killers in the history of planet earth. The fact that the Europeans became the [...]

Nuts and bolts of The Jewel’s democracy re: ICJ

Nuts and bolts of The Jewel’s democracy re: ICJ

BELIZE CITY, Wed. March 4 (1981) “The Man Who Invaded Belize” is dead. Luis Francisco Sagastume Ortiz, agronomist, hotel owner, and a Christian Democrat candidate for Congress in Guatemala, was shot and killed in a suburb [...]

Belizean unionism

Belizean unionism

Slavery was a straightforward evil. Some human beings forced other human beings to work for them, thus enriching them. The enslavers provided subhuman housing for those they enslaved, a minimum of clothing, barely enough food to [...]

Mr. Goldson and the Maritime Areas Act

Mr. Goldson and the Maritime Areas Act

BELIZE CITY, Mon. Dec. 4 (2017)– “Information gleaned from a document ‘Released under the John F. Kennedy Assassination Records Collection Act of 1992,’ suggest that the challenge to Hon. Philip Goldson’s leadership of the National Independence [...]

Compton, Assad, and the diaspora

Compton, Assad, and the diaspora

When it comes to the various dramas which have been played out with Guatemala and Belize as the principals, this newspaper has been using the Clinton Canul Luna analytical model for some years now. That model [...]

Justice, in the context of power

Justice, in the context of power

Although there was, of course, no immediate attempt to repeat the Grenadan operation for the infinitely more taxing case of Nicaragua, Washington’s preparedness openly to respect international law and standards of conduct was placed in considerable [...]

How cynical is that?

How cynical is that?

A color centerfold photograph in the International Nickel Company (INCO) annual report shows Guatemalan President Carlos Arana on a tour of the rich nickel deposits in the hills surrounding the Lake Izabal area. According to the [...]

Black America

Black America

Arbitrarily speaking, we would say that there are at least three important things you should understand about the African American population of the United States of America, which is the acknowledged superpower of planet earth. The [...]

Changing economy, changing times …

Changing economy, changing times …

But America was not heartless, the agents added, and in exchange for acceptance of Washington’s latest peace offer they promised the Indians acreage, farm tools and seed, and protection against any tribes who took exception to [...]

Pow-wow in Belmopan

Pow-wow in Belmopan

Red Cloud was the first to address the gathering. “The Great Spirit raised both the white man and the Indian,” he told his fellow fighters. “I think he raised the Indian first. He raised me in [...]