An educated citizenry is a vital requisite for our survival as a free people. "I know no safe depositary of the ultimate powers of the society but the people themselves; and if we think them not enlightened enough to exercise their control with a wholesome discretion, the remedy is not to take it from them,… Continue reading To Go or Not To Go – The ICJ
In continuing with what I've been talking about for several years now as to how things are being integrated into districts and all that. Earlier posts talk about the over all picture, others talk about the regional CARICOM and SICA stuff and some other angle. This one speaks more into that. Time to wake up… Continue reading Integrating the Caribbean and Central America
This past week the government of Belize (GOB) launched its “(mis)education campaign” involving the push to take the matter of Guatemala’s unfounded claim on Belize’s sovereign territory to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) for a supposed “final determination”. I have pulled no punches in terms of my assessment as to why those vested with… Continue reading Commentary: The ICJ and the Belize-Guatemala issue: A den of strategy and deceit
I had this discussion on Facebook with some friends about one part of the Belize - Guatemala claim and going to the ICJ. My concern here is more to the point of we have never taken this issue to any legal body before. Cayo Buay SO, I keep hearing of all these cases and such… Continue reading On discussing part of our path to the ICJ
For several reasons, I vote… NO! Amidst the hustle and bustle of trying to convince people either way on this issue, some things are being left out that I think are important factors that the people MUST know ahead of any other words that they would be listening to. Here are some: Why do we… Continue reading On Belize vs Guatemala at ICJ
Who had claim over Central America first? The first Mexican Empire.... Southern Belize and Guatemala was part of the Guatemala District. The map shows the twenty-four districts of the Empire. Once the First Mexican Empire broke up, the Federal Republic of Central America was formed, the member states? Original Members: Costa Rica El Salvador Guatemala… Continue reading Did You Know – Central America
At the core of Guatemala's claim to Belizean territory is the Anglo-Guatemalan Treaty of 1859. From the British point of view, the agreement simply declared the boundaries of an area Britain already ruled. Those boundaries still exist today. From the Guatemalan point of view, which was developed after the agreement was signed, it was a… Continue reading Did you know …Why still a claim?
For 13 years during the secretive period from 1962 to 1975, negotiations were carried out behind closed doors. Little information was given to the people of Belize or of the world. The Belizeans were observers in the British team. And it's happening again...
In June 1965, Britain, in consultation with Belize, agreed with Guatemala to submit the dispute to a Mediator appointed by the United States Government. The Mediator, Mr. Bethuel M. Webster The mediator submitted the Webster Proposal... The plan placed the defence, foreign affairs and, to a certain extent, the economy of Belize under Guatemalan… Continue reading Did you know …The Webster Proposal
1962 was a significant historical moment because in that year delegates from Belize were permitted for the first time to participate in the Anglo-Guatemalan negotiations which took place in San Juan, Puerto Rico with the U.K. and Guatemala as principals. Belize had not yet achieved self-government and so the delegates were members of the… Continue reading Did you know …Allowance to participation of Belize Delegates
On September 25, 1981, Belize was admitted as a member of the United Nations. On the same day it became a full member of the Non-Aligned Movement, after being a member with "special status" since 1976. On Independence Day Belize was also admitted to membership of the Commonwealth of Nations. Today, Belize plays its… Continue reading Did you know … Recognition of Belize as an Independent State
From 1975 to 1979, the U.S. abstained on all the United Nations resolutions concerning Belize's independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity. Finally, in 1980, it changed its policy of neutrality and voted in favour of the U.N. resolution that called for the independence of Belize. This resolution was adopted in November 1980. It demanded the… Continue reading Did you know … US and the OAS on the Independence of Belize
1911 Turkey established gun control. From 1915-1917, 1.5 million Armenians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated. 1929 The Soviet Union established gun control. From 1929 to 1953, approximately 20 million dissidents, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated. 1935 China established gun control. From 1948 to 1952, 20 million political… Continue reading Gun Control and the After Effects
With all the talks of Guatemala's claim on Belize on the rise again. I would like to ask why is it that we have not asked Guatemala to put something on the table that they can loose. I mean it's only fair; we have a country and a people to lose, they have nothing to… Continue reading Guatemala’s Claim