Tuesday, February 21, 2017

‘Editorial’ News

Empty Vessels & Full Pockets

Saturday, February 11, 2017 15:55

It is now exactly 100 days since the Ministry of Natural Resources announced that a letter was written to Andre Vega and Sharon Pitts demanding the return of $400,000 ‘gifted’ to them by Andre’s father and then Minister of Natural Resources and Deputy Prime Minister, the very dishonourable Gaspar Vega.   It ...

Treacherous Waters

Sunday, February 5, 2017 18:13

On Friday, in the House of Representatives, the government side found it a source of great hilarity when the Opposition was manoeuvred, forced really, into supporting ‘a bill for an act to restate for greater certainty the immunity of the Central Bank of Belize from legal proceedings in other states.’ ...

Legends, Legacies & Larceny

Thursday, January 19, 2017 14:18

On Sunday the People’s United Party celebrated the 98th birthday of the Rt. Hon. George Price. He was and is the people’s legend, a true Belizean hero. He travelled to every corner of the nation by foot, horse and canoe, visiting his people in the remotest areas. He sat with ...

Tipping Point

Sunday, January 15, 2017 19:27

At what point do we say enough? At what point do we decide that our leaders have done too much of what is wrong? At what point do we decide that if there is no drastic and real change, as opposed to optical change, our country is really screwed. At ...

Karma

Friday, January 6, 2017 14:10

As I write this on Tuesday morning, three days into the New Year that Prime Minister Dean Barrow says will be a ‘turnaround stanza,’ three men have already been gunned down. Colin Sutherland died on New Year’s Day. Robert Gillett was executed at around midday on January 2nd and just ...

The Grinch that Stole 2016

Thursday, December 29, 2016 17:46

The Prime Minister flew out with his family last week, to return this week. We take this opportunity to wish the leader of the nation and his family all the best this Christmas, particularly the Prime Minister whose enhanced bowel movements and intestinal disturbances have been made such unnecessary public ...

That Proverbial Creek

Friday, December 16, 2016 17:20

On Friday, at a sitting of the House at which Prime Minister Dean Barrow was absent, Lake Independence Area Representative Cordel Hyde made a shocking revelation, backed up by pages and pages of evidence. Not for the first time, there was proof in the offering that Deputy Prime Minister Gaspar ...

A Hollow Victory

Thursday, December 8, 2016 15:13

Following the 11-day strike of teachers under the BNTU’s mantle from October 3 to October 18, those determined educators were saluted as heroes, hailed as the warriors who had triumphed over an administration’s despotic and corrupt ways. After all, they fought for good governance and an end to corruption. They ...

When the Bubble Bursts

Monday, December 5, 2016 17:07

About a week ago one of the hosts on the UDP’s morning show commented that the best is here with this administration, a play on the government’s slogan going into 2015 elections. He went further to say that he can’t understand why people can’t see it – “it’s like people ...

No Justice…No Peace!

Friday, November 25, 2016 15:59

The brazen murder of young Tyler Savery has inspired a passionate outcry. Belizeans are outraged, frustrated and heartbroken. The images of milkshakes placed lovingly on a shrine and his beautiful smile are seared in our heads. He was innocent. We cry out for justice, but what can we do? There ...