Friday, August 18, 2017

‘Editorial’ News

The Power is in Your Hands

Sunday, August 13, 2017 15:08

There is a new set of land documents going around. As with others before them, they detail, in black and white, what was happening in the hotbed of corruption under then Minister of Natural Resources Gaspar Vega. Scores of documents released in the past year have shown how Vega enriched ...

The Best is Yet to Come

Saturday, July 29, 2017 19:27

The people of Belize have been betrayed by the United Democratic Party, voted in on an anti-corruption platform in 2008. It is impossible to reconcile the reckless, feckless, brutally, unabashedly corrupt and worthless Barrow Administration of today with that bold yet humble, humanitarian, righteous, pious Barrow Administration of 2008. It ...

Flatline

Saturday, July 22, 2017 14:05

In 2008 the UDP under Mr. Barrow represented a bright light, a ray of hope. Oh that fellow was a brilliant politician, Mr. Barrow. He said all the right things. He made all the right promises. With carefully practiced gestures and phrases he told the people of Belize everything they ...

Critical Systems Failure

Sunday, July 16, 2017 18:44

A 13-year-old is dead. She didn’t die in an accident. She wasn’t suffering from a terminal illness. She wasn’t a casualty of any natural disaster. It wasn’t her time. Faye Lin Cannon, a beautiful, intelligent child, died a terrible death at the hands of monsters. A post mortem examination has ...

A Sense of Entitlement

Monday, July 3, 2017 16:20

On Monday, the Police reported the arrest of Gian Espadas, 22. Espadas was busted with over 5 kilos of marijuana, and he was charged for drug trafficking. Moving with that amount of drugs means that Espadas is a relatively large player in the drug underworld. Espadas is known as a ...

Barrow’s Cross to Bear

Thursday, June 22, 2017 15:12

In October, 2016, Dean Oliver Barrow rewarded Edmond Castro, always a Cabinet bridesmaid and never a bride, with the portfolios of Transportation and NEMO. The unexpected anointing of the integrity-challenged UDP representative was the result of tumultuous times in the UDP. Two of Mr. Barrow’s go-to Ministers, Gaspar Vega and ...

Woman-beater

Friday, April 28, 2017 19:07

Every single year in November, religiously, pertinent departments and stakeholders celebrate what is called 16 Days of Activism. It kicks off on November 25 which is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. The aim is to raise awareness and to give women a voice to speak ...

Bigger than the Garland

Saturday, April 22, 2017 19:41

As it always is, the debate over the results of the annual Holy Saturday Cross Country race has been fast and furious. As it always does, Facebook has become an instant breeding ground for experts – in this case cycling and sporting psychologists, analysts, trainers and coaches. None of the ...

Political Suicide

Friday, April 14, 2017 17:18

“In these difficult economic times, GOB continues to SQUANDER PUBLIC FUNDS in an effort to BUY PUBLIC SUPPORT, and to keep our people SUBSERVIENT, AFRAID, INTIMIDATED, POWERLESS AND POOR.” – BNTU Release, April 4, 2017   It is with no real regret, or even surprise, that we announce the timely passing of ...

Squatters

Sunday, March 26, 2017 21:33

The People’s United Party has taken the firm position that it will not support going to the International Court of Justice at this point in time. That is not to say that the PUP does not want a definitive answer where the unfounded and lately increasingly aggressive claim to a ...