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From The Publisher (En Espanol) | Amandala Newspaper

From The Publisher (En Espanol) | Amandala Newspaper

Belize

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Amandala, 17 days ago

Predicted: People and Culture

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If not "the Ten", then what? !!

If not "the Ten", then what? !!

Belize

A good friend and compadre asked me the previous question, when, after reading a revealing story about the whole "Anglo-Guatemalan dispute", I agreed with the suggestion that our English colonial masters had set a trap for all of us, to erase the idea of ??celebrations of emancipation, and instead focus on an event that had previously had little importance in the collective memory of our ancestors: the Battle of Cayo San Jorge, which allegedly ended on September 10, 1798. Growing in the years From the 1950s and 1960s in Belize City, "the Ten" was the most important for those of us who consider ourselves "Belizean Creoles". The "Ten" was special. It was joy and merriment. However, as elementary school children, I remember feeling discouraged by the school parade in the afternoon that saw us suffer in the long march through the streets of the city under a "sun [...]
Amandala, 50 days ago

Predicted: People and Culture

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From The Publisher en Español

From The Publisher en Español

Belize

(Editor's note responsible: The column of the responsible publisher, as such, did not start until November 1974, after the UBAD party was dissolved. The column reproduced below appeared for the first time in the AMANDALA issue on Friday, March 29. of 1974. Written by myself it was titled "DYNAMITE ENVELOPE: of the president." In March of 1974, the UBAD party had been divided in two since the beginning of 1973). On dynamite: from the president Two weeks after returning from the United States in January 1972, I went to visit a friend and follower. Well, this brother really was more of a PIN than UBAD. He just did not want or trust the government at all. That day when I went to see him, he seemed excited, and in the middle of the conversation he became mysterious and stealthy: "Look there and get what you see," he said in a low voice, pointing to a closet. I did what he told me and I took out a long, cylindrical object wrapped in a [...]
Amandala, 52 days ago

Predicted: Politics

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From The Publisher en Español

From The Publisher en Español

Belize

"Look there and get what you see," he said in a low voice, pointing to a closet. I did as indicated and took out a long, cylindrical object wrapped in a BEACON newspaper. "Open it," he said. I opened it. "It's dynamite," he said, "the airport dynamite." Here I have a complete box and I know where to get the rest. "While in the United States, the PWD deposit at the airport had been found and dynamite had been lost. . "Do you know how to exploit this?" I asked. "Yes, all you have to use is a battery," he replied. I gave it back "No, take it with you," he insisted. A sixth sense moved me, but I said what the hell. If it were now, I would listen to my sixth sense. - from an article entitled "About Dynamite: From the President," page 6 of AMANDALA on Friday, March 29, 1974 One of my wife's friends has a saying that goes like this: "There is a wheel inside a [...]
Amandala, 57 days ago

Predicted: Politics

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From The Publisher en Español

From The Publisher en Español

Belize

I was born in 1947 at the Hospital of the City of Belize. Mine was the last Belizean generation to enjoy, as teenagers, the long school holidays when the holidays were basically in April and May, the most beautiful months in Belize, unlike the months of July and August, as had been the case since 1964. Belize had become an autonomous colony in January 1964, thus becoming eligible for US foreign aid. I was 17 years old and was about to enter my second year at San Juan High School that summer when the holidays changed. At that time, I thought the change was to synchronize the school year of Belize with that of the United States. In the 1970s and 1980s, almost every year around April and May I wrote a column or an editorial in this newspaper lamenting the change of the long holidays from April and May to July and August, the last [...]
Amandala, 59 days ago

Predicted: People and Culture

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From the Publisher en Español

From the Publisher en Español

Belize

"What happened to the black people of Sumer?" The traveler asked the old man, "because the ancient records show that the people of Sumer were black, what happened to them?" "Ah," sighed the old man. "They lost their story, so they died." - A legend of Sumer In the sixth grade, one of our teachers, Miss Alice Crossland, helped me become a sales agent for CRISIS and NORFOLK JOURNAL AND GUIDE. This was like turning on the reflectors of heaven; because the books about our race, which appear in the list of the last pages of CRISIS, started me in their endless search, raising more questions as I went through the school, questions whose answers were even more disconcerting. Because, having read everything he could find about the African race, he knew even before leaving high school that (1) THE LAND OF THE BLACKS was not only the "cradle of civilization" but the blacks were once [ ...]
Amandala, 64 days ago

Predicted: People and Culture

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From the Publisher en Español

From the Publisher en Español

Belize

(NOTE: With your kind indulgence, I will use my column today to reproduce two essays originally published in FEELINGS in 1975. These are "Honesty is often the worst policy" and "Colorism: the deepest problem"). Honesty is generally the worst policy Or confessions of a political failure The Bible did not really tell us the whole truth. He said that the poor are blessed, because they will inherit the land, when he should have said how happy the rich are, because they really OWN the earth. Blessed are the humble, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Well, maybe. But blessed are the audacious, because of them is the kingdom of RICHES. Dishonesty began with the Bible. If there is one thing they will learn in politics, honesty is usually the worst policy. Honest politicians are politicians who are out of power, and politicians who are out of power are failures. If things [...]
Amandala, 66 days ago

Predicted: Politics

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From the Publisher en Español

From the Publisher en Español

Belize

"As of August 1, 2018, the only thing that Guatemala wants is an END to the dispute." - Extracted from a column by "Ed. U. Kate" on page 14 of THE GUARDIAN, Sunday, August 5, 2018 THE GUARDIAN is the official journalistic voice of the ruling United Democratic Party (UDP) of Belize. But the UDP, in some way, will not be responsible for the content of such an anonymous column in your newspaper as it is often written by the "Ed. U. Kate". I have the belief that I know who the anonymous writer is, and he is a highly educated member of a very prominent UDP family. The columnist claims to be intelligent, analytical, patriotic, etc., but I am sure he will grant that his ultimate goal is the diffusion of political propaganda that is favorable to his family and his party. When I read your column last week, I was surprised by the phrase that is quoted at the top of this editor's column [...]
Amandala, 71 days ago

Predicted: Politics

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From the Publisher en Español

From the Publisher en Español

Belize

(Editor's note: they will next read the continuation / completion of Chapter II ("Parque Edwards") of SPORTS, SIN AND SUBVERSION [SPORTS, SIN AND SUBVERSION], a book I wrote ten years ago, in our Tuesday edition of this week, we began that Chapter II with the purpose of honoring Denton "Sharkey" Fairweather, who has been living in Belize since December of last year.In the first part of Chapter II, our discussion focused on the spectacular Dunlop soccer team At the end of the 1950s, these youths also played youth basketball (Fireball), in which they were captained by Sharkey Fairweather, who was not a player of the Dunlop football team.In the early 1960s, however, some of the superstars Dunlop moved to BEC, where they became Sharkey's football teammates, in the photo of the 1963 BEC squad that accompanies this column [...]
Amandala, 73 days ago

Predicted: Sports

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From the Publisher en Español

From the Publisher en Español

Belize

(In my column today, I will present an excerpt from Chapter II of my book, SPORTS, SIN AND SUBVERSION, published in 2008. This chapter was titled, "Edwards Park," and this extract is partly for paying respect to the legendary Denton "Sharkey" Fairweather, who has lived in Belize City since he returned from the United States last December.As the chapter explains later, Sharkey was not an original of Dunlop, but when football stars Dunlop went to basketball in the old Parish Hall of the Holy Redeemer, Sharkey was their basketball captain, then some of Dunlop's stars went to BEC soccer, where they became Sharkey's teammates). I was the oldest of nine children. My mother did everything right to raise me "well." She sent me to piano lessons when I was seven years old. It was forbidden to play ball in the streets or at other [...]
Amandala, 78 days ago

Predicted: People and Culture

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