Alindy Marisol Amaya has been the news editor for KREM Radio in Belize since August of 2009 and for KREM Television since 2013. Through the years, she has covered stories on politics, health, economy, the environment and education.
Growing up, she was an avid reader; ever since high school, she wanted to become a journalist. She diligently pursued her education goals and graduated with a master’s degree in social communication in 2008 from Universidad de Guadalajara in Mexico.
A few months after her return to Belize, she joined a research group led by Caribbean social violence anthropologist Dr. Herbert Gayle. The team was studying social violence in urban Belize, particularly Belize City and Cayo. Their report, which can be found online, was called “Male Social Participation and Violence in Urban Belize.”
In her 13 years in media in Belize, she has become widely regarded as someone unafraid of asking the hard questions and holding those in power accountable. She describes herself as being at home at KREMANDALA, whose mantra is “Power to the People!”
In March 2020, she was the sole journalist who gave nightly coverage on social media to extended protest action of stevedores (dockworkers) fighting workplace injustices at Port of Belize Ltd. She collaborated with Democracy Now Digital Fellow Julia Thomas to narrate the stevedores’ plight in the North American Congress on Latin America (NACLA) Magazine. That report was titled “In Belize, a Win for Black Dockworkers.”
As regards the environment, she has travelled as far north as Sarteneja to report on fishermen who supported a gillnet ban, and as far south as the Sarstoon to follow up on illegal cross-border fishing.
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