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P.U.P. Condemns Statement and Stance of FM Wilfred Elrington

The Foreign Minister’s speech to the United Nations in New York on Friday is causing a firestorm.  While it is not the first time that Wilfred “Sedi’’ Elrington has come [...]

Fonseca Says Belizeans Must Consider Nation’s Sovereignty on Election Day

Is the People’s United Party attempting to capitalize on what is being described as the foreign minister’s blunder?  General elections are just a month away and whatever can be used [...]

COLA Takes Aim at Elrington…AGAIN

Since delivering a lengthy address before the UN General Assembly on Friday, Foreign Minister Wilfred Elrington has been raked over the coals for failing to properly address the Belize-Guatemala dispute.  [...]

COLA President Urges Pickstock Voters To Sack Elrington

COLA’s endgame since going on the offensive a few weeks ago is the removal of Sedi Elrington as Belize’s Foreign Minister, but that is a moot point because elections are [...]

Foreign Minister Wilfred Elrington Addresses UN General Assembly

Foreign Minister Wilfred Elrington was among the speakers this morning to address the United Nations Seventieth General Assembly.  Nineteen minutes long, his statement covered hot topic issues such as climate [...]

…Speech Incites Instant Objections from Opposition and COLA

The Belize delegation also included two other ministers—Godwin Hulse and Joy Grant—as well as UN Ambassadors, Lois Young and Janiene Sylvester and Elrington’s wife, among others. While they applauded the [...]

Seven NGO’s Receive CARSI Funding

The US Embassy today awarded grants to seven organizations from around the country under the Central American Regional Security Initiative. The US Ambassador, Carlos Moreno says that the awards were [...]

Guatemalan Presidential Frontrunner Has Eyes on Belize

The Guatemalan claim to fifty percent of Belizean territory has surfaced as an issue in the Guatemalan elections. On Thursday, an interview with Guatemalan presidential candidate, Jimmy Morales, spread like [...]

Guatemalan President Stripped of Immunity

This afternoon, within days of elections on September sixth, Guatemala’s Congress lifted President Otto Perez Molina’s immunity of office. It means that Perez Molina can now be charged for a [...]

Opposition Senator Files Notice of Motion

Opposition Senator Lisa Shoman is unrelenting on the issue of the incursion in the Sarstoon by the Guatemalan military. Today she wrote to the Clerk of the National Assembly informing [...]

Senator Shoman Expects Support from Government Side

Shoman has tried to pass a motion once before, requesting an official Senate special select committee investigation into corruption in the Immigration Department. Thanks to a government majority in the [...]

Senator Shoman Formally Requests O.A.S. Report

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has stated that it will not release the O.A.S. report on the Sarstoon Incident unless both governments, Belize and Guatemala, agree to do so. That’s [...]

Military Aggression at Sarstoon Was News to Her

Every Tuesday, the Belize Defence Force heads up the Sarstoon to the observation post at Cadenas where shifts are changed. That’s been happening for years, but suddenly there are claims [...]

Turmoil in Guatemala Escalates

As the Opposition seeks the report of the Guatemalan incursion at the Sarstoon, Guatemala remains in turmoil as calls for the resignation of President Otto Perez Molina escalate. On Tuesday, [...]

Congress to Decide If President Should Stand Trial

Since the scandal broke in April, there have been waves of protests across Guatemala.  According to McDonald, President Perez Molina can be made to stand trial as a civilian for [...]

B.T.V. Heads to Sarstoon Tomorrow

A small detail of territorial volunteers, led by Wil Maheia, is headed to Sarstoon Island on Tuesday morning again.  The trip is the first of several planned visits to the [...]

O.A.S. Report on Sarstoon Incident Kept Under Wraps

Still on the matter of the Sarstoon….The O.A.S. report on the incident has been handed in to the Government of Belize. Today, News Five was able to confirm that the [...]

Guatemala in Chaos as Vice-President is Arrested

Over in Guatemala, there is huge political crisis which could lead to the collapse of the government of President Otto Perez Molina. On Friday, the former vice president, Roxana Baldetti [...]

Prime Minister and B.D.F. Commander Sing From Different Hymn Books

The first release from the National Security Council, issued just before the expedition on Sunday, broke the news of “countless encounters” between the B.D.F. and Guatemalan military. The release speaks [...]

Wil Maheia Challenges B.D.F. to Build F.O.B. at Sarstoon

Brigadier General Jones has gone on record to say that the mutual relationship between the Guatemalan and Belizean armed forces is now vulnerable, thanks to the unsolicited trek to Sarstoon [...]

Coast Guard Commander Explains Absence from B.T.V. Expedition

On Sunday, the Coast Guard made its presence felt in Barranco, as they checked to ensure the safety of passengers and vessels headed to the Sarstoon. But they couldn’t do [...]

PM Breaks Silence on Sarstoon Island Expedition

The incident between a Belize Territorial Volunteer-led expedition and Guatemalan military on Sunday has created a storm of anti-Guatemala and certainly anti-government sentiment. G.O.B. has remained tight-lipped on the attempted [...]

Should BTV Mission Have Been Accompanied by Local Military Forces?

The government has also come under fire because the expedition which included approximately one hundred and fifty Belizean men, women and children was not afforded the protection of a Belizean [...]

BTV Lauded for Patriotism, but Slammed for Risky Endeavor

PM Barrow says that they don’t just talk the talk about maintaining sovereignty, but actually claim it. Every Tuesday, the B.D.F. travels down the Sarstoon to change shifts at the [...]

B.D.F. Commander, “Relationship with Guatemalan Military is Jeopardized”

The Prime Minister claims that following Sunday’s incident with the Guatemalan Navy, there is no doubt that tensions and thus the risk and danger has increased, not only to the [...]