REAL STORY is a space for my posts on past political and constitutional developments. It focuses on the nationalist period as well as the post-independence period before the current constitutional commissions. In the case of Belize, this is from 1950 to 1981 (pre-independence) and from 1981 to 2021 (post-independence) before the People’s Constitution Commission was launched in November 2022. The post-independence period includes the Political Reform Commission (1999-2000).