Daily Archives: April 30, 2014


Occasional Discourse on the Nigger Question (Historical Documentary) 3

Thomas Carlyle 1853 Introduction This documentary by the BBC looks at Scientific Racism, invented during the 19th century, an ideology that drew on now discredited practices such as phrenology and provided an ideological justification for racism and slavery. These theories ultimately led to eugenics and racial policies of the “master” race. Herbert Spencer, the father of Social Darwinism as an ethical theory, was thinking in terms of elitist, “might makes right” sorts of views long before Darwin published his theory. However, Spencer quickly adapted Darwinian ideas to his own ethical theories. The concept of adaptation allowed him to claim that […]


Cultural Property Protection

I. Cultural Property Agreement with the U.S. On February 27, 2013, the Government of the United States of America and the Government of Belize entered into a Bilateral Agreement, or Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), to protect categories of archaeological material from the Pre-Ceramic Period to the late Colonial Period, from 9,000 B.C. to 250 years ago. A notice regarding this MOU was published in the Federal Register on February 28, 2013. U.S. Ambassador to Belize Vinai Thummalapally and Belize’s Minister of Tourism and Culture, Manuel Heredia, Jr. signed the MOU in a ceremony that took place at the Government House in Belize City. […]


Webster Proposal

Negotiations between the United Kingdom and Guatemala in search of a solution to Guatemala’s claim to Belize were bilateral negotiations until 1962. It 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 Executive Council which comprised Hon. George Price, who later became Prime Minister of Belize, Mr. Albert Cattouse and Hon. Louis Sylvestre, along with Hon. […]


Belize Guatemala Dispute

The Belizean-Guatemalan territorial dispute is an unresolved bi-national territorial dispute between the states of Belize and Guatemala, neighbors in Central America. Belize or Belizean-controlled territory has been claimed in whole or in part by Guatemala since 1940. Early colonial era The present dispute originates with imperial Spain’s claim to all “New World” territories west of the line established in the Treaty of Tordesillas in 1494. England, like other emerging powers of the late 15th century, did not recognize the treaty that divided the world between Spain and Portugal. After the native Mayans had ejected Spanish conquistadors and missionaries from Tipu and surrounding […]


Bilateral Investment Treaty

Treaty Series No. 33 (1982) Agreement between the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the Government of Belize for the Promotion and Protection of Investments. Belmopan, 30 April 1982 The Agreement entered into force on 30 April 1982 Presented to Parliament by the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs by Command of Her Majesty September 1982 Agreement between the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the Government of Belize for the Promotion and Protection of Investments The Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and […]


The Super Bond

The information on this page is relevant to the “Super Bond” that has been given much hype and that almost all Belizeans know as “Evil“. We will post the information as it appears on the Luxemboug Stock Exchange site for you to read and make your own conclusions. Security Form Type Bond, Fixed rate Amount issued 546 786 000 USD Amount outstanding 546 786 000 USD Main issuer BELIZE (THE GOVERNMENT OF) C/O MINISTRY OF FINANCE NEW ADMINISTRATIVE BUILDING BELMOPAN BELIZE ISIN code USP16394AF89 Trading code USP16394AF89 Agent(s) BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON (LUXEMBOURG) S.A. (THE) Currency USD Listing 06/03/2007 Interest Floating […]