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Split with Panama Angers Taiwan; Belize Will Not Be Next

Earlier this week, Panama severed diplomatic ties with Taiwan and announced it was forging relations with China. The move angered Taiwan, which later announced that it was closing its embassy [...]

China Plotting Strategy, but Will Not Offer Something for Nothing

And while Ambassador Charles Liu remains positive and hopeful about the ties with Belize, we asked him if there is any concern that China, with its big coffers, will come [...]

Taiwan Offers Art Culture Exchange

The Taiwanese Government, through the Primary and Secondary Art Skills Training Centre, launched the Taiwan Cultural Exchange Program in Belize. This is the first of its kind program that aims [...]

No Change in Belize’s Taiwan Policy

On Monday, Panama severed diplomatic relations with the Republic of China (Taiwan) and in the same breath it announced it was establishing ties with the People’s Republic of China. President [...]

Panama Ditches Taiwan for People’s Republic of China

Before we go to break, in foreign policy news…Panama has officially severed all diplomatic ties with the Republic of Taiwan, as of Monday and established relations with the People’s Republic [...]

U.S. Re-States Authority on Fate of Edmond Castro Visa

The diplomatic and visitor’s visas of Minister Edmond Castro were revoked in May, but the reason remains under a cloud of suspicion. News of the revocation came via a press [...]

Washington Watches Belmopan, But is Not Recording

In open court, as well as during a recent testimony before the Senate Special Select Committee, Burgess has gone on record to state that the U.S. Embassy is in possession [...]

U.S. ‘Discusses’ Saldivar Coast Guard Situation, Assured It Will Not Happen Again

The Belmopan Bandits recently played its last game in the NEBL Finals.  Players and fans of the basketball team owner by Minister of Defense John Saldivar did not show up [...]

U.S. Opens New Ladyville Health Center

The key for a new health center was delivered today by the U.S. Government to the Ministry of Health. The project was undertaken by the Beyond the Horizon 2017 humanitarian [...]

Toledo West Rep Hits Foreign Affairs Ministers Over Incursions

News Five has been covering reports from Toledo about incursions by Guatemalan farmers in the villages of San Benito Poite and Otoxha. As we told you on Tuesday, the Belize [...]

Oscar Requeña Calls for National Effort to Stop Guatemalans

According to Requeña, government should not be burying its head in the sand on the issue and that all government agencies should join in to put a stop to the [...]

D.P.M. Speaks of Closer Ties with Cuba

Deputy Prime Minister Patrick Faber, along with Ministers Manuel Heredia Junior, and Minister Angel Campos concluded an official visit to the Republic of Cuba on Monday. The delegation met with Cuba’s [...]

Guatemalans Illegally Cutting Mangroves to Trap Fish

In addition to illegal operation in Belizean waters, Guatemalan fishermen have been guilty of several offences, including use of gill nets and other illegal methods to capture fish. Recently they [...]

B.T.V. Accuses Foreign Minister of Not Doing His Job on Incursion Threat

Three weeks ago it was reported that the village of Otoxha has been dealing with a takeover of acres of territory by Guatemalan farmers seeking greater pastures. The farmers left [...]

B.T.V. Heads Back to Sarstoon

Two years ago, Guatemalan Armed Forces bullied their Belizean counterparts from the Coast Guard off Sarstoon Island, where the Coast Guard men had been seeking a platform on which to [...]

Wil Maheia Says There’s No Need for Sarstoon Protocol

Does Belize really need a Sarstoon protocol? After all, Belize considers half the river and Sarstoon Island ours. That is, until Guatemala effectively took possession of the entire river over [...]

Sylvestre, Andrews, Gutierrez Switch Posts at Foreign Affairs

There has been a reshuffle of top posts at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Three top diplomats are playing “musical chairs” in the wake of the retirement of chief executive [...]

I.C.J. Referendum in Guatemala in November; Belize Getting Ready

For the past three days, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has been meeting with the country’s top pastors and priests. It has to do with the public education campaign on [...]

‘No Timeline’ for Completion of Sarstoon Protocol

In other Guatemala news, the slog continues toward a Sarstoon protocol covering the traversing of the southern boundary by Belizean and Guatemalan civilians.  It has been over a year since [...]

D.P.M. Patrick Faber Back from Cuba Working Visit

A delegation of government officials, including Deputy Prime Minister Patrick Faber, Minister of Tourism Manuel Heredia Junior and Minister of State in the Ministry of Health Doctor Angel Campos, returned [...]

Closed Bridge Will Not Affect Belize Border Crossing

A temporary closure has been ordered of the old border crossing at Subteniente Lopez entering Chetumal. The Mexican government asked Belize to cooperate in order to stop vendors who were [...]

Venezuela Rep in Belize Discusses Country’s Issues

The leadership of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro continues to be tested, the latest challenge being a new round of sanctions being imposed by the United States government.  Those restrictions are [...]

South American Country Not Alone in Facing Political Issues

Maduro’s government has been faced with almost daily protests since his Supreme Court signed an order that deprived the Venezuelan congress of its powers in March of this year.  The [...]

Body of Guatemalan Retrieved in Chiquibul; Others Reported Injured

When we left you on Tuesday evening, the breaking news was the discovery of a body, believed to be that of a Guatemalan national, inside the Chiquibul National Park.  The [...]

Guatemalan Shot in Chiquibul; Was it a Soldier?

We can confirm that a Guatemalan national has been found dead in the Chiquibul National Park. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs late this evening confirmed the death of the national, [...]