November 16, 2018

OPINION: Has the so-called 21st Century Socialism improved the lot of countries adopting it?

By Jolly Green What exactly is 21st Century Socialism? Perhaps according to the people who are the new administrators of Socialism for the twenty-first century – it is not a society in which people sell their ability to work and are directed from above by others whose goal is profits rather than the satisfaction of […]

Sir Ronald Sanders: Overcoming fear- Key to Belize’s future

By Sir Ronald Sanders From Caribbean News Now In the introduction to his quite remarkable new book on the long-running Guatemalan claim to Belize, the author, Assad Shoman, makes the riveting comment that “Everyone is entitled to their own opinions, but not to their own facts”. He is right to make this statement because protagonists […]

Letter: Donald Trump, the only millionaire existing in the United States

Letter to Caribbean News Now October 14, 2018 Dear Sir: Recently, the New York Times published an article titled “The eleven facts you should know about Trump’s fortune”, written by Russ Buettner, Susanne Craig and David Barstow. It is evident that this article is aimed at eroding the figure of Trump with a view to […]

OPINION: Has Ralph Gonsalves created false news to escape scrutiny of his own misdemeanors’?

By Jolly Green Here is a story which I have chosen to write because one of Gonsalves cronies in the usual way could not help themselves and bragged to the wrong supposed supporters at Crown Heights during the recent UN meetings in New York, telling what had been arranged to bring down the National Democratic […]

Italy in the maelstrom of the euro

By Isidoros Karderinis Italy joined the eurozone in 1999, with Prime Minister Massimo d’Alema of the “Democratic Left” party. This fateful participation, which entailed the complete loss of independent monetary policy, is undoubtedly the main cause of the disappointing performance of the Italian economy. The country’s GDP currently stands at EUR 1.75 trillion euro and […]

The View From Europe: The Caribbean has lost a friend

By David Jessop From The Caribbean Council For just under forty years, Caribbean Central American Action (CCAA) has worked in Washington with the region to promote private sector led growth, successfully finding ways to help Caribbean governments and business leaders engage with and influence the thinking of US administrations. Now, according to an announcement made […]

OPINION: Exactly what kind of hotel are they going to build at Mount Wynne?

From Jolly Green If we study how much it costs to build a decent 5 star resort hotel with all amenities it becomes obvious that what is proposed at Mount Wynne falls well short of something that is 5 star. Should a government ignorant to all fiscal restraints, such as that headed by Dr Ralph […]

OPINION: Is the reopening of Buccament a second chance of an earner for someone?

By Jolly Green Buccament Bay Resort failed because it was built by a man that had a dodgy background. The man, an ex-double glazing salesman, had been involved in the UK with two other companies with unconnected operations to hotels or resorts, both went bankrupt. The man was named in a property scam in Thailand. […]

MONEY TALKS …

Editorial — From Amandala “It was in the Queen’s Coronation year that I first set eyes on the country that was later to become my adopted homeland. My father, an administrator in the Colonial Service, had been posted to what was then British Honduras – now Belize – following a spell in the African outpost […]

Seeing through other eyes

By Paul McGowan From PS Audio Walking in another’s shoes. Seeing through other eyes. All phrases that refer to empathy: our ability to understand where someone else is coming from. It’s often a difficult switch because we weigh new information from the light of our own experience. When a customer asks me to consider trying […]