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Guat President Speaks About Julio Alvarado’s Death and Relations with Belize

World leaders are gathering in New York City where the United Nations seventy-first General Assembly is underway. The Belize delegation, we are told, is already in New York for the [...]

South Korea Government Makes Donation to National Youth Orchestra

A wide assortment of musical instruments was handed over to the National Youth Orchestra by the Korean Government this morning at the Bliss Center for the Performing Arts. There are [...]

How Will Belize Treat Guatemala’s Response to Julio Alvarado Report?

The release of an O.A.S.-commissioned report, following a forensic investigation into the shooting death of fourteen-year-old Julio Rene Alvarado Ruano, has vindicated the Belize Defense Force and that has outraged [...]

Taiwan Government Donates to Keep O.A.S. Office in Adjacency Zone Open

Ambassador of the Republic of China (Taiwan) to Belize, Benjamin Ho, on Saturday delivered a donation from his government to Belize’s Lawrence Sylvestre, Chief Executive Officer of the Ministry of [...]

F.C.D. will not get independent commissioners’ report from Government

The deadly shooting of fourteen-year-old Guatemalan minor Julio Rene Alvarado Ruano in the Chiquibul Forest involved B.D.F. soldiers, as well as rangers from Friends of Conservation and Development.  The Belize [...]

Foreign Minister rules out another investigation of Julio Alvarado death

As for another O.A.S.-commissioned investigation into the fatal shooting, Elrington says that government is quite satisfied with the results of the initial inquiry.  All things considered, there will not be [...]

Briceño says Guat Foreign Minister “a fool” about Alvarado report

The P.U.P. stepped out of bipartisan bilateral talks with Guatemala for some time now.  They said it was in protest of the Barrow administration’s mishandling of the situation and that [...]

Guatemala Foreign Minister Continues Attack on Independent Julio Alvarado Investigation

As we reported on Monday, the government of Guatemala has flatly rejected the report of two independent experts, commissioned by the O.A.S., on the shooting death of fourteen year old [...]

Guatemala Wants Inter-American Court on Human Rights to Intervene

Guatemala was the first to call for an O.A.S. led investigation and had agreed to the appointment of the experts. But now the tables have turned since the report exonerates [...]

Trevor Vernon Held at Canadian Border Over Genuine Passport

According to former Ministry of Foreign Affairs official and journalist Trevor Vernon, he was denied entry to Canada on Saturday after border authorities there reportedly declared that his passport was [...]

Guatemala Officially Rejects O.A.S.-backed Report on Julio Alvarado Death

Guatemala today officially, but not surprisingly, rejected the report of two independent experts in respect of the shooting death of fourteen year old Julio Rene Alvarado Ruano in the Chiquibul [...]

Were B.D.F. Soldiers Fired On at Camp Valentin?

There is a report that the B.D.F. came under fire on Wednesday in the Chiquibul National Park approximately two hundred and fifty-nine meters east of the border. The shooting at [...]

Foreign Minister Says Guat Counterparts’ Comments Will Not Change Situation

Guatemalan Foreign Minister Carlos Raul Morales has made very unbecoming comments following the release of the O.A.S. report on the fatal shooting of fourteen-year-old Julio Rene Alvarado Ruano in April.  [...]

Independent Commissioners Present Report on Julio Alvarado Death

A report from experts, Doctors James Hamby of the U.S. and Doctor Patricia Trujillo of Mexico, on the killing of a Guatemalan minor back in April was released last week [...]

Guatemalan Foreign Minister Blasts Barrow and Talamas – Belizeans “Shameless”

The report of the independent investigation has incensed Guatemala. As soon as it was released, the Foreign Minister Carlos Raul Morales made comments to Emisoras Unidas, a news outlet across [...]

Carlos Raul Morales Says Report is not Conclusive, Must Be Expanded

By and large in the aftermath of the death of fourteen-year-old Julio Rene Alvarado Ruano, it was felt that the Guatemalan government was ahead in its campaign to internationalize their [...]

No Word As Yet on Independent Investigation of Shooting Death in Chiquibul

The report from the O.A.S. on the shooting death of Julio Rene Alvarado Ruano is highly anticipated and up to news time, the C.E.O. in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, [...]

U.S. Ambassador Carlos Moreno Says OAS Report on Chiquibul Shooting is Done

What is the status of the O.A.S. Investigation on the shooting death of thirteen-year old Julio Rene Alvarado Ruano that occurred back on April twentieth inside the Chiquibul?  In mid-May, [...]

Foreign Affairs Minister was not Briefed on Arenal Murder

On Monday night, a Belizean was murdered on the Guatemalan side of Arenal. Twenty-four year old Mario Estuardo Cunil was stabbed to the chest allegedly by Guatemalan national Rolman Aldana [...]

Guatemala Hardens Its Position on Territorial Dispute

The issue of the Guatemalan claim to Belize has somewhat faded in the background due to the ongoing William “Danny” Mason saga and more recently Hurricane Earl. While we had [...]

An Agreement on Sarstoon Protocol Expected at Year’s End

Turning to the Sarstoon, where it appears Guatemala is no longer exerting aggression. The last we heard was that discussions on establishing a protocol would be held between Belize and [...]

Guatemalan Government Appoints New Foreign Minister

But when that meeting does come about, will Elrington be meeting with a new Guatemalan Foreign Minister? Reports are that there an impending shake-up in the Guatemalan cabinet and that [...]

Taiwanese Ambassador Hands Over $5 Million Check to G.O.B.

Last week, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs showed off Villa Fiore, which will serve as the Belize City offices of the Ministry as well as the offices of the Prime [...]

Investigation into Chiquibul Death Finally Gets Underway

There have not been official details on the investigation into the death of Guatemalan minor Julio René Alvarado Ruano, which occurred on April twentieth, 2016 in the Chiquibul. Today the [...]

Guatemalan Civilians Claim the Sarstoon

Sometime over the weekend, a group of seven Guatemalan civilians – actually the Guatemalan version of the Territorial Volunteers – claim to have circled Sarstoon Island well within Belizean waters.  [...]