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B.D.F. Passes Out 80 New Soldiers

The various arms that provide national security to the country keep growing in numbers and in strength. This afternoon, eighty new soldiers joined the ranks of the Belize Defense Force [...]

Minister of National Security Says Work Has Commenced at Sarstoon FOB

Since breaking ground for a new forward operating base near the mouth of the Sarstoon River in December 2015, the much talked about military installation has seemingly taken a backseat [...]

2 New Patrol Boats for National Coast Guard

The Belize National Coast Guard, along with growing its strength in numbers, is also looking to expand its fleet of naval vessels.  On Wednesday, it was announced that the maritime [...]

Late Christmas for B.D.F.—UH1H Helicopters Finally Here

After an announcement made in August 2014, a pair of UH1H Huey helicopters, to complement the B.D.F.’s existing fleet of aircrafts, has arrived in Belize. The generous donation is from [...]

Coast Guard Presents 2015 Report Card

Ten years after its establishment, the Belize Coast Guard has grown considerably in numbers as well as in the scope of duties. Today, it presented a report card of accomplishments [...]

What’s Up with Sarstoon F.O.B.?

A historic groundbreaking ceremony was held on the bank of the Sarstoon River on December ninth to mark the beginning of construction of a forward operating base near Belize‘s southern [...]

Construction of Coast Guard F.O.B. to Resume at Hunting Caye

With the interruption of work on the building of a new forward operating base on Hunting Caye, coast guard personnel have had to endure the discomfort of utilizing the existing [...]

B.D.F. Acquires 2 Military Helicopters

As part of the B.D.F.’s 2016 schedule, plans are underway to establish air support for ongoing patrols near the Belize/Guatemala border.  On Monday, two UH-1H helicopters, commonly known as Hueys, [...]

B.D.F. Reports on Anti-Narcotics Campaign

As much as seventy-six million dollars worth of marijuana went up in smoke last year as a result of anti-drug operations conducted by the Belize Defense Force working along with [...]

Return of BATSUB Will Increase Revenue to the Country

With the return of the British Army Training Support Unit in Belize, BATSUB, having been announced in October of last year, it is expected that the annual influx of British [...]

Strategic Defence Review To Be Implemented

The formulation of a well-crafted plan of action to guide the Belize Defense Force into the near future has been a work in progress for Commander David Jones.  Since taking [...]

Police Meet and Greet Residents of Lake-I

A team of uniformed police officers, led by Senior Superintendent Chester Williams descended, on Mahogany Street in Belize City this afternoon where the men and women of law enforcement met [...]

A Great Wall for Ladyville Police

The Rural Eastern Division of the Belize Police Department today received a very generous and much needed donation from a corporate entity within their jurisdiction, National Aggregates Limited. Like with [...]

New Vehicle to Assist in Covering Expansive Rural Jurisdiction

The Rural Eastern Division covers about twenty-two thousand square miles and thirty-two communities. So it’s a given this truck is going to be a workhorse for the department which has [...]

Belize’s First Military Attorney Joins the Bar

The courtroom of Justice Courtenay Abel was overflowing this morning for a special ceremony. The occasion marked the admission to the bar of the first B.D.F. soldier. The proud moment [...]

Strategic Review of B.D.F. Recruitment Underway

Is there a growing disparity in the recent number of police and B.D.F. intakes?  It would seem as though there are presently more recruits enlisting in the police department than [...]

Hunting Caye F.O.B. on Indefinite Standstill

Fourteen months ago construction of a Coast Guard Forward Operating Base was abruptly halted after public outcry. The base, funded by the US, was contracted out to a Guatemalan firm [...]

US Embassy donates Boats and Gear to Belize Coast Guard

Two significant donations were made today by the US Government. We start with the Belize Coast Guard which received a variety of equipment to bolster operations of national security in [...]

Why Was U.S. Ambassador Absent from F.O.B. Groundbreaking?

On Wednesday, ground was ceremoniously broken for the construction of a joint forward operating base near the mouth of the Sarstoon River.  Present for the brief formality were a number [...]

Ground Broken for Joint FOB at Sarstoon River

A groundbreaking for the Forward Operating Base finally took place this morning at the Sarstoon River in southern Belize. The base will be used to support tactical operations by the [...]

Guatemalan Diplomatic Note: Kindly Leave Illegal Fishermen Alone

While the Guatemalans seem to have had a change of heart in respect of the erection of an F.O.B. on the Belizean side of the Sarstoon River, its government, via [...]

What was a Guatemalan Drone Doing Overhead in Belizean Airspace?

As we reported earlier, the official tour of the Sarstoon River, including the proposed site of the Forward Operating Base and the Cadenas outpost, went without incident.  While the Guatemalan [...]

Couple Attacked, Wife Sexually Assaulted During Home Invasion in Burrell Boom

Police are investigating a home invasion that occurred on Thursday night in Burrell Boom, Belize District. The residence of the Honorary Counsel of Lebanon and businessman Sarkis Abou Nehra was [...]

COLA Pleased With Announcement of FOB Groundbreaking

COLA applauding the government on any one thing is big. But imagine COLA commending government twice in one interview. That’s what happened today. President Geovanni Brackett and his organization led [...]

Coastguard Graduates 45 New Recruits

Courage, Commitment and Respect—they are the core values of the Belize National Coast Guard, the maritime forces of the country. Today at the B.D.F. Air Wing, forty-five recruits joined the [...]