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U.S. Chargé d’ Affaires Adrienne Galanek Prepares to Conclude her Mission in Belize

Chargé d’ Affaires at the U.S. Embassy in Belmopan, Adrienne Galanek, leaves Belize in mid-July. Galanek first came to Belize back in 2015 as the Deputy Chief of Mission and [...]

News Five Treks to South Cebada in the Chiquibul Forest

South Cebada is one of the most remote areas of the Chiquibul National Park. While it is deep inside the protected area and difficult to reach, it is also located [...]

Government Commends the Actions of FCD in Arresting Guatemalan Poachers

As you heard, manning the Chiquibul National Park poses a huge challenge to the relevant agencies, including Friends for Conservation and Development.  FCD rangers on June sixth spotted a group [...]

G.O.B. to Donate $100,000 to Guatemala for Volcano Relief

Guatemala was recently hit by the Volcan de Fuego that has caused the deaths of as many as one hundred and fourteen persons and untold damages to property and infrastructure. [...]

Annual Taiwanese Scholarship Recipients are Announced

Twenty-nine Belizeans have been awarded full scholarships to pursue studies in Taiwan. The Taiwan International Cooperation and Development Fund Scholarship Programme and the Taiwan Scholarship Programme are providing recipients with [...]

Ex-Diplomat Encourages Belizeans to Stand Up for Sovereignty

Shoman says the new book discusses as well how the claim is affecting life on the ground at the border lines in the west and south. Taking off from the [...]

Shoman Stays Out of Referendum Campaign

According to Shoman, he hopes his book will be widely disseminated through traditional and modern means. But as to his personal involvement in the public education campaign, which had been [...]

Change of Heart over Border Fence in the West

The start of construction of a perimeter fence by the Belize Defence Force at the western border triggered an uproar by taxi drivers from Guatemala who claimed they were being [...]

Otoxha Villagers Ask Alcaldes to Ask B.D.F. to Help Clear Border

There have been increasing reports of incursions into Belizean territory by Guatemalan farmers, loggers and poachers along both the western and southern borders. In the case of the west, Friends [...]

Chairman of Otoxha Says Why Wait to Clear Border?

The villagers say they are concerned about not being able to defend themselves from possible attacks, although they have made it clear that the Guatemalans are not welcome to farm [...]

At O.A.S., Tide of Sympathy for Guatemala

They may be occasionally irascible neighbors, but they are neighbors nonetheless. And in the aftermath of the devastation caused by the volcano “El Fuego” in the municipality of Antigua, Guatemala, [...]

Belizeans Spared Wrath of Volcano Disaster

Ambassador Alexis Rosado, Belize’s diplomatic representative in Guatemala, also extended sympathies to families who have suffered losses in the wake of the volcanic disaster in the central highlands of Guatemala.  [...]

O.A.S. Vote Defeated to Suspend Venezuela, Elrington Calls for Compromise

A topic of intense discussion at the general assembly of the Organization of American States was the U.S. government’s call to suspend Venezuela. The Americans are supported by Argentina, Brazil, [...]

Renewal of Plea for Sarstoon Protocol

Minister for Foreign Affairs Wilfred Elrington has told us that the work to establish the Sarstoon protocol continues with our western neighbour and the Organization of American States, but that [...]

Mexico Renews Trade Opportunities, Focusing on Eco-Friendly Products

More than ten entrepreneurs from Mexico were today at the Mexican Institute in Belize City for a trade mission. For years now, the Mexican Embassy in Belize has been facilitating [...]

Venezuela Defends Election Results from Charges of Fraud

Nicolas Maduro remains president of Venezuela after securing a second term on Sunday with more than sixty-seven percent of the nine-million plus votes cast, compared to just under twenty-one percent [...]

How U.S.-Venezuela Battle is Affecting Belize’s Oil Supply

Castillo Pena railed at the international powers that have refused to recognize Venezuela’s electoral process, citing their own internal problems in response. He also noted that some of Venezuela’s allies, [...]

The Future of Petrocaribe in Belize

Despite his assurances that the Petrocaribe program would continue, Castillo Pena was not able to be pinned down on how the Belizean and Venezuelan governments would handle the ongoing issues. [...]

G.O.B. Issues Statement Condemning Gaza Brutality

On Tuesday, former Prime Minister Said Musa got the ball rolling by publicly condemning the unnecessary deaths of over sixty Palestinian nationals, including children, and thousands of injuries caused by [...]

P.M. Does Not Support Embassy Moves but Cabinet Will Decide

On Monday, the United States inaugurated its embassy in Jerusalem, as the first country to relocate its headquarters from Tel Aviv, in the State of Israel.  On Wednesday, Guatemala followed [...]

Belizeans Show Solidarity with Cuba

The average Belizean doesn’t know that much about the island nation of Cuba – perhaps that it is a socialist state in a mostly capitalist region of the world, or [...]

Prime Minister Returns; Says He Personally Supports I.C.J.

The Prime Minister had not appeared in front of the media since his last press conference on March eighteenth, but today he did for the better part of two hours. [...]

Majority of Cabinet Stands in Support of Judicial Resolution

The prime minister is on record stating that it is his personal view that the ICJ is the best option for the resolution of the claim.  Barrow also says that [...]

Gov’t Will Not Attempt to Influence April 2019 Vote

While he would not put forward what percentage of Cabinet is in favor of a yes vote, the prime minister does acknowledge that there are indeed a few members who [...]

Why There is Still a Place for O.A.S.’ Adjacency Zone Office

The relationship between Belize and Guatemala is at times tense, but for the sake of carrying out the education campaign successfully, the existing state of affairs between both countries must [...]