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Minister of National Security Weighs in on Sarstoon F.O.B.

The construction of a forward operating base on the mainland, at the mouth of the Sarstoon River, has been the latest issue on the discussion table between Belize and Guatemala. [...]

Conservation Post Inaugurated at Caracol in Memory of Danny Conorquie

Almost a year after the shooting death of Tourism Police Officer Danny Conorquie at the Caracal Archaeological Site in Western Belize, a conservation post has been erected to thwart illicit [...]

Foreign Minister Sedi Weighs-In on Guatemala’s Protest

On Wednesday night, News Five was the first to report on a formal protest issued by Guatemala in relation to the planned construction of a Forward Operating Base at the [...]

Sedi Reiterates and Affirms His Position on The ICJ

Just before leaving for Washington and Mexico today, Elrington told News Five that Guatemala’s position on the Forward Operating Base was conveyed in a very civilized manner, through a diplomatic [...]

Are Belizeans Responsible For Incidents Involving Guatemalans?

There have been two notable incidents in very recent months – first the capture of thirty-seven Belizeans in Belizean territorial waters by Guatemalan military, and then the altercation between Guatemalan [...]

So What’s The Status Of The FOB?

So the fate of the Forward Operating Base now lies in the hands of the O.A.S., and the territorial integrity of Belize will lie in the hands of the ICJ, [...]

Sedi on Guatemalan Gunboat Update

In June, a Guatemalan gunboat GC-651, the Tecum Uman, crashed into the reef near Middle and Long Cays, causing damage estimated at around forty-eight thousand dollars. With all dispatch, the [...]

Cartel Boss is Self-Made Billionaire

Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman, or Shorty, as he is otherwise known, was first arrested in 1993, broke free in 2001 by reportedly taking cover inside a laundry cart and remained [...]

Guatemalans Playing Malpago on Bill for Reef Damage

As we told you earlier, the Guatemalan government is yet to respond on a bill from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for damages caused to the reef when its naval [...]

Reshuffling the Scope of the Belize Police Department

There are major changes to the top brass of the police department in the City. First, there is no more Eastern Division. That was revealed today at a press briefing [...]

Mexican Naval Vessel Runs Aground Near Blackadore Caye

Exactly two weeks after a Guatemalan gunboat ran aground in Belizean waters near Glovers Reef, another maritime vessel has beached in shallow waters south of Blackadore Caye.  This time, a [...]

PM on Beached Guatemalan Gun Boat

Last week, we tried to get an official comment on the assessment of damages cause by the Guatemalan gunboat, Tecum Uman, running on the reef near Middle Caye. That comment [...]

Trade Winds 2015 – Diving the Caribbean Sea

Phase Two of the annual Trade Winds exercise is underway in Belize, as officers with various armed forces from across the region are taking part in a series of drills [...]

Military Forces Converge on Belize for Trade Winds 2015

If you see increased military activity in your neck of the woods, don’t be alarmed. It is a well organized military training taking place. Personnel from the US, Mexico, Canada [...]

Guatemalan Vessel Had ‘Sovereign Immunity’

On Wednesday, Guatemalan gunboat GC-651, Tecum Uman, allegedly suffered mechanical difficulties and crashed into the reef just off Middle Caye in the Glover’s Reef system. By Saturday morning, it was [...]

Belizeans Detained in Santa Cruz…

The detention of five Belizeans in Guatemala, and the alleged abuse of those detainees, has resulted in a formal protest being forwarded to Guatemala. It’s an incredible story which started [...]

…Say They Were Terrorized by GAF….

Despite the worst fears of the detained men, they were not shot and left in that grassy pasture as they expected. Instead they were taken eight more kilometres where they [...]

….But Plead Guilty to Offences

McKenzie and his companions were taken back to the Police Station without being allowed to speak on their own behalf. They were first put into a cell with other Guatemalan [...]

Belize Issues Formal Query to Guatemala

As we told you earlier, a formal note has been sent to Guatemala through diplomatic channels, following the reports made by the men. According to Acting C.E.O. in the Ministry [...]

Guatemalan Coast Guard Vessel Remains Grounded Near Glovers Reef

Tonight, News Five can confirm that Guatemalan military vessel GC-651 is still high and dry, perched on the reef between Middle Caye and Long Caye in the Glover’s Reef system, [...]

Guatemalan Coast Guard Vessel Runs Aground Near Glovers Reef

What is a Guatemalan naval gunboat, unauthorized at that, doing in Belizean waters? That was the million dollar question after reports surfaced early this morning. Coming on the heels of an [...]

What Was It Doing In Belizean Waters Anyway?

According to C.E.O. Lovell, Mexican officials have confirmed that the Guatemalan coast guard vessel was indeed on its way to the small island town.  To allay concerns that may arise [...]

Coast Guard Officers Honored for Standing Ground Against Guatemalan Navy

A special ceremony was held earlier today to honor ten brave officers of the Belize National Coast Guard who were involved in a standoff with the Guatemalan navy. That confrontation [...]

Minister of National Security Commends Bravery Displayed by Coast Guard Unit

Present for the occasion was Minister of National Security, John Saldivar, who commended the officers for their bravery in the face of adversity.   John Saldivar, Minister of National Security [...]

Vice Commander Elton Bennett Says Coast Guard Stood Its Ground Against Guatemalan Navy

The Belize National Coast Guard and the Guatemalan Navy were involved in a lengthy standoff on the Sarstoon Island last Thursday. Information has been provided about the incident by the [...]