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F.C.D. gets ready for Chiquibul Forest Initiative and Commonwealth Canopy/Maya 2020

A few months ago the Government announced plans to fund four institutions, including the Belize Defence Force and Friends for Conservation and Development, to the tune of sixteen million dollars [...]

Coast Guard continues search for best warrior

The Coastguard Best Warrior Competition continued today; the third and final day turned out to be the most grueling. Coastguard officers were up bright and early to test their endurance [...]

Police gear up for busy Christmas season

The Christmas season is now upon us, it means that the police will be working overtime to keep up with criminals. The Police Department is embarking on an anti-crime campaign [...]

Coast Guard Searches for the Best Warrior

For the past two days, the competitive spirit among Coastguard officers has been in high levels at their headquarters on the George Price Highway. About fifty officers are participating in [...]

Coast Guard to Support B.D.F. in Sarstoon

In the last few weeks we told you about some incidents involving the Guatemalan Armed Forces and different local organizations. The B.D.F. were stopped not so long ago and it [...]

11 Years of Service for the Belize Coast Guard

The Belize National Coast Guard celebrated in grand style today for their eleventh anniversary. They have grown significantly since they opened their doors back in November 2005. And today they [...]

Coast Guard Watches High Seas for Pirates

A few weeks back we told you about an incident at sea where northern fishermen were robbed at gunpoint in southern Belize. The fishers were approached by well-armed men who [...]

Military Relationship Warm Compared to Political Deep Freeze

Recently, Foreign Affairs Minister Wilfred “Sedi” Elrington indicated that he has been unable to engage Guatemalan Foreign Affairs Minister, Carlos Raul Morales in any discussion. The breakdown in communication has [...]

B.D.F. Keeping Eye on Illegal Activity in Sarstoon Area

SATIIM co-manages the Sarstoon Temash National Park and according to them, they were intercepted by the GAF recently when they were on a patrol of the area. The N.G.O. says [...]

Exercise Tropical Dagger Concludes Tri-National Defense Gathering

Exercise Tropical Dagger Sixteen came to a successful end today at Camp Belizario in the Cayo District. The four-week exercise is a Canadian initiative to beef up security in the [...]

Ernesto Vasquez Tells Of Run-In With Guat Navy; G.O.B. Tight-Lipped on SATIIM Intervention

The Guatemalan Armed Forces continue to operate freely in the area of the Sarstoon River, within Belizean territory. Ernesto Vasquez, who works out of the office of the Prime Minister [...]

Guatemala Controls Southern Boundary; Infringing into Belizean Territory

A report of the latest military encounter on the Sarstoon River, involving village leaders, as well as a team of and park rangers attached to SATIIM, has been filed with [...]

SATIIM Says Oversight of National Park Needs G.O.B. Intervention

Since losing its co-management agreement in July 2013, SATIIM has been virtually on its own as far as monitoring illegal activities within the expansive broadleaf, wetland and mangrove forest.  The [...]

Guatemalan Forces Stop SATIIM Again; Secret Protocol in Place?

Following a period of relative calm and somewhat downplayed encounters, activities by the Guatemalan armed forces in the Sarstoon, are sparking up again in southern Belize.  A few days ago, [...]

“Sedi” Elrington Still Waiting for Guatemala to Agree on Sarstoon Protocol

The Sarstoon Protocol; it’s been several months since the governments of Belize and Guatemala discussed formalizing a proposed set of guidelines that would govern access to the southernmost reach of [...]

Louisiana National Guard and B.D.F. Celebrate 20 Years of Partnership

On Tuesday, the Belize Defence Force and the Louisiana National Guard reached a milestone in their state partnership program. It has been twenty years since Louisiana and Belize have been [...]

Video Emerges of Latest Confrontation Between Belize and Guatemala Forces in Sarstoon

Despite assurances that Belizeans and the B.D.F. can freely traverse the Sarstoon, News Five has obtained a video of another, more recent confrontation in the river between a Guatemalan gunboat [...]

B.D.F. Commander Suggests It Was ‘a Misunderstanding’

That incident occurred on the same day when a group of Belizean fishermen were held briefly by a Guatemalan coastal patrol vessel. The fishermen were fishing in the Gulf of [...]

Young woman alleges police brutality at traffic stop

What was supposed to be a routine traffic stop on Northside Belize City this past Friday night became an explosive instance of alleged police brutality. The complainant is a young [...]

Police Minister wants to bring community and department together

Senator Godwin Hulse has been adjusting to his responsibilities as Minister of Police since being assigned the additional portfolio during the last Cabinet reshuffle.  The process has been shaping out [...]

Minister Hulse calls for reforms to criminal investigation

According to Hulse, there is a need for reform within the Belize Police Department particularly where it concerns criminal prosecution.   Godwin Hulse, Minister of Police “The whole crime scene [...]

Coast Guard issues challenge to sea pirates after kidnapping

Over the weekend of October first, a group of fishermen from the north were robbed at gunpoint while out at sea in southern Belize. It was reported that the fishers [...]

Coast Guard gets keys to new maintenance facility

The Belize National Coast Guard received a huge donation today in the form of a facility, personnel and other equipment valued at almost three million US dollars. With this new [...]

U.S. SouthCom Commander Visits Belize

On Thursday, the Commander of the United States Southern Command, Admiral Kurt Walter Tidd concluded a two-day visit to Belize with a tripartite meeting held with Brigadier General David Jones [...]

Commissioner Whylie does not believe Mason infiltrated upper echelon of Police

Accused murderer William Mason returns to court in the next few days, but he once boasted that he had a number of officers on his payroll, including members of the [...]