Belize

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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, 4 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, 6 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, 11 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, 13 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, 18 days ago

Predicted: People and Culture

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Pressure

Pressure

Belize

The government of the United Democratic Party (UDP), of the Prime Minister the Right Honorable Dean O. Barrow, received several hundred million dollars in loans at very favorable rates from Venezuela a few years ago, when things were still going quite good for the Bolivarian Republic. The government of Mr. Barrow chose to invest Venezuela's money in national infrastructure instead of investing in the youth and people of Belize. The decision to choose streets, roads, roundabouts, bridges and auditoriums was sensible in the short term, because it immediately created jobs at the base of the socioeconomic pyramid of Belize, and the decision to invest in infrastructure contributed, no doubt strongly, to the UDP's success in the November 2015 general elections, which the UDP won quite comfortably, compared to its very limited victory in the general elections of March 2012. On the side [...]
Amandala, 20 days ago

Predicted: Politics

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From The Publisher en Español

From The Publisher en Español

Belize

DEAN BARROW PART OF LINDO (main article of AMANDALA No. 1043, Wed., September 20, 1989) CITY OF BELIZE, Wed. September 20 (1989) If one wants to be unpleasant, one, of course, would have said "deserted", but, no matter, the news that emerged last weekend that Dean Barrow, who won his constituency of Queen's Square by 500 votes, he was leaving the law office of his uncle Dean Lindo, who lost his Fort George constituency by 500 votes, it has to be printed in a large print size. It is news of time; marks the end of an era. During the five years that Barrow and Lindo were together in the UDP Cabinet (1984-1989), their legal business was in charge of a young lawyer, Rodwell Williams, Jr. A couple of months before the September 4 elections, he knew that Williams was leaving to establish his own practice. It was only a week after the UDP lost power, that its [...]
Amandala, 25 days ago

Predicted: Politics

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From The Publisher en Español

From The Publisher en Español

Belize

IGNACIO RAMONET: At that time, the United States was collaborating with the South African apartheid regime. FIDEL CASTRO: Totally. And in that sense, there is something very important that I forgot to tell you, since we mentioned South African fascism and apartheid. I must tell you that while Cuba was in Angola and Angola was being invaded by South Africa, the United States made arrangements to transfer to South Africa - the racist, fascist South Africa - several atomic bombs, similar to those that exploded in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, which means that that war in Angola - this is something that people often forget - was fought by Cuban and Angolan soldiers against an army and a government that had eight atomic bombs, provided by the United States through that great supporter, that eternal supporter of the blockade , Israel. And there were those who expected (those bombs) to be used against us. We had our suspicions, I'll tell you, and we take [...]
Amandala, 27 days ago

Predicted: Politics

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From The Publisher en Español

From The Publisher en Español

Belize

Several months ago, some people decided that it was in line with their agenda to create a fake news website stating that their server was one of the ten richest men in Belize. The sinister aspect of the website was that it appeared during a period in which the Kremandala institutions were actually battling for their financial lives, in a collapsing Belizean economy. We have told you before that at the end of 2016 we realized that there was some kind of organized and concerted attack against our companies in the Southern Zone, an attack involving the ruling United Democratic Party (UDP). It may be that these offensives started in late 2013 or early 2014 (in the wake of the Elvin Penner passport scandal), but it was not until the end of 2016 that we were completely convinced of the existence of a total conspiracy against us. They saw indisputable evidence [...]
Amandala, 31 days ago

Predicted: Politics

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Living a lie

Living a lie

Belize

The myth of origin promoted by the "colonial" proclaimed that the most important event in the history of Belize was the defeat of one European empire by another for the possession of a land that belonged to none; that it was necessary to look outside the "mother country" to make sense and improve the panorama; that Belizeans should be proud to be part of a great empire, even though they were a dependent and inferior part. - p. 154, THIRTEEN CHAPTERS OF A HISTORY OF BELIZE, Assad Shoman, Angelus Press Ltd., 1994 By 1916, there were many, particularly among the unemployed, who could see no benefit to them as a result of the final victory of the Anglo-Saxon powers. Such progressive disloyalty was manifested again in the last year of the war when in August 1918 public buildings were burned and burned to the ground. The conflagration was obviously the work of an arsonist (although [...]
Amandala, 34 days ago

Predicted: People and Culture

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