Editorial

Belize can’t gloat about her democracy

Belize can’t gloat about her democracy

Our neighbor to the west and south, Guatemala, tried democracy and if we are to judge by recent developments in that country, they don’t like the taste of it. In the 1950s, when Guatemala had set [...]

Socialist Nicaragua has lowest murder rate in C.A.

Socialist Nicaragua has lowest murder rate in C.A.

The website, Knoema, which describes itself as the “most comprehensive source of global decision-making data in the world”, says that the murder rate (persons murdered per 100,000 people) in Nicaragua in 2016 was 7.4. The country [...]

The PUDP and the ICJ matter

The PUDP and the ICJ matter

What Belize enjoys of parliamentary democracy is built on the organizational foundations of our two major political parties – the ruling United Democratic Party (UDP) and the Opposition People’s United Party (PUP). It has been said [...]

When will GoB announce new date for ICJ referendum?

When will GoB announce new date for ICJ referendum?

Party self-interest has so gripped the 2017 UDP that they have found a financial excuse to delay re-registration until after next year’s national municipal elections, even though re-registration is an urgent necessity in order for Belize [...]

Changes: 1969 – 2019

Changes: 1969 – 2019

In last week Tuesday’s issue of this newspaper, we published, without any kind of editorial comment, an excerpt from Godfrey P. Smith’s authorized biography of the late, Rt. Hon. George Cadle Price. The excerpt had to [...]

Belize guided on a tight rope by principle of self-determination

Belize guided on a tight rope by principle of self-determination

There is an old adage that a friend in need is a friend indeed. There are friendships that are mostly for good times, those times when we are eating, and drinking and making merry. We can’t [...]

People power, and state of emergency

People power, and state of emergency

YES or NO  –  “Do you agree that any legal claim of Guatemala against Belize relating to land and insular territories and to any maritime areas pertaining to these territories should be submitted to the International [...]

It will be anything but honest on April 10

It will be anything but honest on April 10

The ruling UDP government, under the leadership of Hon. Dean Barrow, declared on Tuesday that its entire elected leadership (Cabinet) was supporting a YES vote in the referendum set for April 10, 2019. This could be [...]

We’re not that young

We’re not that young

It’s quite the popular saying: Belize is a young country. It’s about 40 years since we became an independent nation and our poverty rate keeps going in the wrong direction. We’re not going to turn that [...]

Commissioner Williams’ hopeful goal

Commissioner Williams’ hopeful goal

New Commissioner of Police, Chester Williams, who was appointed to the post on January 9 this year, told the press that his number one goal will be to reduce murders. Commissioner Williams said: “My main area [...]