Politics, Belize Style – Part 1

“Politics is a dirty business” – Richard Nixon

“Politics isn’t dirty, it’s the politicians that are” – Anon

“’Politics’ is made up of two words – ‘poli’, which is Greek for many, and ‘tics’, which are blood-sucking insects” – Gore Vidal

It’s election time in Belize.  Prime Minister Dean Barrow suddenly and unexpectedly announced it last month.  Normally, elections are held every five years (as that’s the maximum term a governing party is elected to), and the last election was in 2008, so everyone was expecting the next one to be next year.  But on March 7th Belizeans will be going to the polls. Continue reading