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  • EDITORIAL – December 7th. 2018 Sometimes the men and women opposed to the idea of Belize taking our case to the ICJ express the view that it is humiliating for Belize, an independent state, to...
  • EDITORIAL – November 30th. 2018 A lot of people still do not understand the important role that the ICJ can play in favour of Belize. Some people still think that we can ignore the new...
  • EDITORIAL – November 23rd. 2018 A lease is a formal agreement or covenant made between a property-owner and his tenant. It protects both the property-owner and the tenant. Under Belize law a written lease can...
  • EDITORIAL – November 16th. 2018 TO GO OR NOT TO GO !  That is the question By: Harry Lawrence The decision which Belizeans will be called upon to make in the Referendum of April 10,...
  • EDITORIAL – November 9th. 2018 Belizeans were thrilled this week to learn that the Police had captured eleven Guatemalan smugglers and one Belizean businessman along with 15 bales of cocaine weighing in at 1,056 pounds,...

EDITORIAL – August 3rd. 2018

To put it bluntly, we are disappointed in both the UDP and the PUP for not providing the leadership needed to address the Guatemalan claim to Belize with respect to the impending referendum. .  So far only the Prime Minister and the Minister of Foreign Affairs have declared themselves in

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EDITORIAL – JULY 27th. 2018

Belizeans who do not take the time to read may be forgiven for being fearful or deeply skeptical of the proposal to take the Belize Guatemala dispute to the International Court of Justice. It is natural for people to experience doubt and apprehension on a matter so important to the

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    RE-REGISTRATION RULES CREATE CONTROVERSY

RE-REGISTRATION RULES CREATE CONTROVERSY

THE REPORTER: News Staff, On Wednesday, Prime Minister Dean Barrow met with representatives of Belizean Citizens Abroad (BCA) and the Belize Rural Economic Development of Agriculture (BREDDA) to discuss their concern about the Guatemalans becoming Belizeans and the issue of Belizeans in the diaspora being required to reside in Belize

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EDITORIAL – July 20th. 2018

The Guatemalan claim to lands in southern Belize is based solely on the doctrine of uti possidetis. This is a doctrine developed among the nations of the Americas which were former colonies of Spain. It says that lands in the Americas owned by Spain at the time of independence (1821)

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    Between these lines…

Between these lines…

I am again hopeful this Tuesday that when Pablo Saul Marin sits down with his colleagues in the Barrow administration’s cabinet, Patrick Faber, John Saldivar, Carla Barnett, Tracy Taegar Panton, Beverly Williams, Edmond Castro, Angel Campos, Elodio Aragon Jr., TeamFrank PapaMena, Michael Finnegan, Hon. Erwin Contreras, Anthony Martinez, Sedi Elrington,

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EDITORIAL – JULY 13th.

In 1978, three years before Independence, the Government of Belize commissioned a legal opinion from two distinguished international lawyers: E. Lauterpacht Q.C. and Dr. D.W. Bowette, Q.C. Their terms of reference: to write an opinion “dealing with the legal history and status of Belize in international law, and in particular

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR -1

The War Next Door    Dear Editor: This week the United States State Department’s travel advisory for Mexico listed the following states as areas not to travel in Mexico for US nationals; Colima, Guerrero, Michoacán, Sinaloa and Tamaulipas. For those who have not yet realized it, Mexico is in the middle

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    Sober Reflections, God is the Answer

Sober Reflections, God is the Answer

By Mike Rudon Jr. I figure there are some people looking at this right now who are wondering if I’ve gone off the deep end. Others are thinking this is just a phase. Some will say it is the bloated scribe seeking attention. After all – you screw up enough

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