Editorial

Two debates the House has to have

Two debates the House has to have

The Prime Minister and his government had every opportunity to postpone the referendum, and it was necessary that that was done because there were just too many things that were wrong about April 10, for it [...]

Let your vote be counted, or mentioned

Let your vote be counted, or mentioned

The Chief Justice of Belize, Honorable Kenneth Benjamin, has issued an interim injunction to delay the referendum set to be held on April 10, in order to allow for legal arguments to be heard regarding the [...]

A pause for democracy

A pause for democracy

On Wednesday, April 3, 2019, the Chief Justice of Belize, Honorable Kenneth Benjamin, ruled that there was sufficient reason to push the pause button on the train rushing down the tracks, with haste that might be [...]

Caracol Road should be scaled down

Caracol Road should be scaled down

If we judged the financial health of Belize by the streets in the cities and towns that tourists are encouraged to walk on, and the places that they are encouraged to visit, we would say that [...]

(You need to) get over your problem, Minister

(You need to) get over your problem, Minister

The Deputy Prime Minister, who is the Minister of Education, Youth, Sports and Culture, in his hour- and-a-half long presentation on the 2019-2020 budget to the House of Representatives, dedicated the first half hour of his [...]

Our economic agreement

Our economic agreement

Belize has a Special Agreement with Guatemala. It is to be decided by Belize’s Supreme Court if that Special Agreement is valid, or if it is yet to be approved by the members of the House [...]

April 1 Decision

April 1 Decision

The Honorable Chief Justice, Kenneth Benjamin, has set April 1, 2019 as the date to hear an application for an interim injunction on the April 10 referendum. Belizeans, on April 10, are set to decide if [...]

PM’s legacy, free spending, and abuse  of the power disparity

PM’s legacy, free spending, and abuse of the power disparity

During the period when the Wong Hong Kim scandal and other scandals were rife, Prime Minister Barrow famously, or infamously, declared that he didn’t lead the country with a concern for his legacy. He had a [...]

Looking at environmental aspects of Stake Bank Project during REEF WEEK

Looking at environmental aspects of Stake Bank Project during REEF WEEK

The Oceana website says the objective of Reef Week, an annual celebration of all things marine started by the organization in 2013, is “to raise awareness of the pivotal role the Barrier Reef plays in Belizean [...]

UDP recyclers

UDP recyclers

According to the design of our political system, our parliamentary democracy, it is the duty of the opposition party in the House of Representatives to keep the government on its toes. By design there are mechanisms [...]