BRITISH HONDURAS: All De Way

Anticolonial nationalists won a sweeping victory last week in the first general elections ever held in backward little British Honduras (est. pop. 75,000). The People's United Party carried eight of the nine contested seats, enough to give them a majority in the Legislative Council set up under the colony's new constitution. Said Governor Patrick Renison: "We must give it a go. I will cooperate fully."

Loudly anti-British though the P.U.P. had been, its victory was far different from the 1953 triumph of British Guiana's People's Progressive Party, which led to the landing of troops and suspension of the colony's constitution....

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!