Editorial

50 years of Amandala – never wavering

50 years of Amandala – never wavering

Today, August 13, 2019, marks the 50th year since the Amandala newspaper came into existence, on Wednesday, August 13, 1969, and we pause to celebrate, and to reflect on the journey of this remarkable newspaper and [...]

University of Glasgow reparations – truth and justice

University of Glasgow reparations – truth and justice

The University of Glasgow, in Scotland, must be congratulated for acknowledging the debt the Europeans owe to the African slaves of the Caribbean. It was on the backs of slaves and from the rape of the [...]

Caravans bear  the label –  “made by the USA”

Caravans bear the label – “made by the USA”

The campaign for the highest office in the world, the US presidency, is underway, and we expect that one of the hot button topics at the presidential debates in that country will be immigration. It will [...]

A Caribbean leader questioned the lawyers

A Caribbean leader questioned the lawyers

Belizeans know that poverty and unequal distribution of wealth are causing unbearable pressure on certain sections of our society. Every five years or so we go to the polls, hoping that the party that succeeds to [...]

Remembering Emancipation Day: Hoping for a Better Future

Remembering Emancipation Day: Hoping for a Better Future

August 1, 1834, marked the end of slavery in Belize and the Caribbean and in some countries August 1 is observed as a national holiday. All across the Caribbean— in Barbados, Trinidad and Tobago, Jamaica, Dominica, [...]

Belize’s political leaders hog happy with corruption

Belize’s political leaders hog happy with corruption

One thing we’ve learned from Belize’s political leaders over the years is that they never accede to any suggestion from the people if it means their giving up any power they need to hide dishonesty in [...]

FOUR years of any P is ENOUGH

FOUR years of any P is ENOUGH

The United Democratic Party (UDP) would do the country a great service if they put out a manifesto that promised the 4-year term and then proceeded to call the next general elections before the end of [...]

Negative stimulus from US might prick our leaders to action

Negative stimulus from US might prick our leaders to action

We are familiar with the saying that there is too much good in the worst of us, and the saying that every dark cloud has a silver lining, and the saying that it’s an ill wind [...]

PM is too often perplexed, doesn’t know

PM is too often perplexed, doesn’t know

The Prime Minister of Belize, Rt. Hon. Dean Barrow, looked perplexed, perhaps a much used adjective in his case, when Amandala journalist, Mr. Rowland Parks, suggested to him that his government, having landed in yet another [...]

Running afoul of USA or UK means pain

Running afoul of USA or UK means pain

Belize is an independent country, which means that we have a flag, an anthem, borders, and a vote at the United Nations (UN). These are common but unequal features of independent countries. The flags of the [...]