Editorial

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 [...]

For a little more freedom of speech

For a little more freedom of speech

The Belize Times, in its headline story last week, declared that the Prime Minister was flirting with contempt when he made certain pronouncements about court-related matters at the Business Forum held at the Belize City Civic [...]

2019-20 budget likely to be huge on borrowing

2019-20 budget likely to be huge on borrowing

The leader of our country, Prime Minister Barrow, dropped a comment at the recent Business Forum held at the Belize City Civic Center about a published paper he had read that doesn’t share the fear some [...]

How the “South” votes should be a concern

How the “South” votes should be a concern

When asked what Guatemala is claiming, Foreign Minister Wilfred Elrington and former Foreign Minister, Dr. Assad Shoman, and the entire ICJ team, reply that it is the entire country of Belize. When Belizeans go to vote [...]

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 [...]