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Guatemala’s Jimmy Morales Wants Peace with Belize

Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales arrived in the country on Thursday evening via the P.G.I.A., in a private jet and departed today. He was here on an official visit for the [...]

PM Barrow’s Bid for Interim Solution to Sarstoon Tensions Fails

Following President Jimmy Morales’ departure from the summit, we got a chance to speak with Prime Minister Dean Barrow, who symbolically handed over the Tempore Presidency of SICA to President [...]

PM Barrow Says Stop the Fearmongering

On Thursday, Foreign Affairs Minister Wilfred Elrington suggested that if Belizeans vote “NO” in the April tenth, 2019 referendum, it could lead to an invasion by Guatemala.  It’s the second [...]

PM Barrow and President Morales Agree that I.C.J. is the Way to Go

As we said earlier, Prime Minister Dean Barrow and President Jimmy Morales held bilateral discussions ahead of the SICA summit today. Leaders of both countries spoke on the upcoming I.C.J. [...]

Belize Hands Over SICA Presidency Pro-Temp to Guatemala

Belize handed over the Presidency Pro-tempore of the Central American Integrated System, SICA, today to Guatemala, ending a six-month rotation of the presidency. The fifty-second meeting of the Heads of [...]

Guatemalan President in Belize for SICA Summit

Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales is in Belize. President Morales touched down at the P.G.I.A. at twenty minutes passed three o’clock this afternoon and is here for the 2018 SICA Summit [...]

Foreign Minister Says Vote “NO” and Guatemala Might Invade

There have been ongoing lectures in different parts of the country and from what has been detected, there seems to be an anti-I.C.J. sentiment.  Minister Wilfred Elrington is known to [...]

Wilfred Elrington Responds to Dickie Bradley and Assad Shoman

Two point five million dollars have been budgeted by the government for the I.C.J. Referendum campaign.  An education campaign, apart from but similar to the government-sponsored I.C.J. campaign, concluded on [...]

What Happened to the Sarstoon Protocol?

There is another protocol to report about tonight. It is the Sarstoon Protocol, which is still up in the air. In June 2016, the foreign ministers of both Belize and [...]

SICA Heads in Belize for Summit

The leaders of all seven Central American countries are in Belize for the 2018 SICA Summit. For the past six months, Belize was at the helm of the Central American [...]

SICA’s Council of Central America Discusses Agriculture in the Region

Today, agriculture officials and ministers from SICA’s Council of Central America converged at the Biltmore Plaza in Belize City. Since Belize holds the pro-tem presidency, Minister of Agriculture, Senator Godwin [...]

Belize Wants to Expand Export Market through SICA

Coffee and citrus were also discussed at the meeting, specifically as it relates to the med-fly. But agricultural ministers are also looking at the plan of action in reference to [...]

The U.S. Cuts Aid to Belize Due to Lack of Progress on Human Trafficking

The U.S. government has determined it will be withholding aid to Belize for various programmes. Earlier today, the State Department announced that President Donald Trump had signed off a decree [...]

Law Experts on Fair Trial at The Hague

Today in The Hague, the Belize media had the opportunity to sit down with two law experts in International dispute resolution from Leiden University in the Netherlands to weigh in [...]

Law Experts on Guatemalan Military in the Sarstoon

The media took the opportunity to discuss the ongoing challenges with the Guatemalan Armed Forces in the Sarstoon with the legal experts from Leiden University. Ambassador Dylan Vernon explained on [...]

What’s with the Wording of the Special Agreement between Belize and Guatemala?

Another hot-button issue that the media has been pressing for answers while at The Hague is the specific wording of the Special Agreement between Belize and Guatemala. The court would [...]

IV Meeting of the Bze-Guat Joint Commission

The fourth meeting of the Guatemala-Belize Joint Commission was held on Wednesday at the Office of the Organization of American States in the Adjacency Zone. The meeting was to discuss the [...]

E-governance Takes on the Transport Department

As it stands, the Department of Transport and the nine cities and towns across the country all work independently of each other.  They also operate on separate electronic databases and [...]

Demystifying the I.C.J. Overview

A pool of Belizean journalists is in The Hague, Netherlands for one week. The group representing seven media houses and the Government Press Office includes our Marleni Cuellar. They arrived [...]

Musa to Trump: Don’t Blame Us for Your Drug Problem

In addressing the idea of legalizing marijuana, Prime Minister Dean Barrow touched on the U.S. factor.  According to PM Barrow, if marijuana was grown legally in the country, the cartels [...]

Former Prime Minister Supports Postponement of I.C.J. Referendum Date

We also asked Musa about the upcoming April tenth I.C.J. Referendum. Opposition Leader John Briceño has called on the Prime Minister, Dean Barrow, to postpone the referendum for several reasons, [...]

SICA Meets to Discuss People of Afro-Descendants

The Central American Integration System, SICA, of which Belize is presently pro temp chair, met today to discuss the issue of people Afro-descendants.  The meeting saw the representation of a [...]

P.U.P. Supports Kareem Musa’s Member Bill

Aside from being an attorney, Kareem Musa is also an elected politician who represents the Caribbean Shores constituency for the People’s United Party. Musa has drafted a piece of legislation [...]

Kareem Musa Not Happy with I.C.J. Referendum Campaign

The media also asked Kareem Musa whether or not he believes that Guatemala’s claim over Belize should be taken to the International Court of Justice for resolution. Musa’s political leader, [...]

The 25th Anniversary of the Mexican Cultural Institute in Belize

The screening is among a list of activities being held at the centre, located at the corner of Newtown Barracks and Wilson Street, to commemorate the anniversary of the Mexican [...]