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4 Former Foreign Ministers Dispute Guatemala Assertion

Did the Foreign Minister of Guatemala Carlos Raul Morales misspeak at a press conference at the Radisson on Tuesday? In his presentation, Morales told the media that there was an [...]

Morales Says the Claim Must be Resolved

Since the beginning the week, the Organization of American States along with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has organized a number of activities to draw attention to work of the [...]

Are Belize’s Borders Demarcated?

But Guatemala is claiming fifty percent of the country, and border incidents such as the one involving the Forward Operating Base in the Sarstoon often inflame emotions on this side. [...]

Protesters Demonstrate Outside Peace Forum

The comments made by the Minister of Foreign Affairs inside the Bliss prompted a protest outside. The forum, which aimed to promote peace, did not end quite peacefully for a [...]

Elrington Blames Belizeans for Incidents with Guatemala

Shortly at the Bliss Center for the Performing Arts, the Foreign Affairs Ministers of Belize and Guatemala will make presentations at a Culture for Peace forum organized by the Organization [...]

Guatemalan Foreign Minister Says “What Incidents?”

But according to O.A.S. information, the incidents along the borders have been reduced by ninety percent. The Guatemalan Foreign Minister says any incidents that occur along the adjacency zone affect [...]

Guatemalan FM in Belize

Guatemalan Foreign Minister Carlos Raul Morales and Ambassadors of the Group of Friends of Belize are in the country this week to promote a program entitled culture of peace as [...]

…Says ICJ is the Only Option

There were various pointed questions for Foreign Minister Morales today – ranging from the payment for the damage to our reef and the altercation at the Sarstoon to the alleged [...]

Elrington Says NO ICJ Without Referendum

Government’s official position is that the International Court of Justice is the only option left to Belize to solve the territorial dispute. Elrington reiterated that stance this morning, but he [...]

Guatemalan Congress Delaying Referendum

Guatemala’s official position is the same as that of Belize. They want to go to a referendum, and if successful, on to the ICJ. Where that referendum is concerned though, [...]

COLA/VIP Protest Outside Conference

The session, which likely would have gotten much more uncomfortable and intense for the officials of the O.A.S. and Guatemala, was cut short. But outside there was more waiting for [...]

Culture of Peace Exhibit Launches Next Week

Part of the Culture of Peace Program, taking place this week, involves an exhibit with various forms of expression. The exhibit was installed today and will be launched on Tuesday [...]

What Do Benquenos Know About the O.A.S. and the Adjacency Zone?

This coming Tuesday, a special forum will be held at the Bliss Center for the Performing Arts by the Office of the Organization of American States and the Foreign Ministry. [...]

Sedi Says Sarstoon Island Controversy was Discussed Informally at O.A.S. Meeting

Foreign Affairs Minister Wilfred Elrington arrived back in country today after working visits in both Washington and Mexico. Just before he left last Thursday, in an exclusive interview with News [...]

V.I.P. Joins N.T.U.C.B., “Forward with Coastguard F.O.B. in Sarstoon!”

But with the construction of the F.O.B. on hold, the Vision Inspired by the People is joining the National Trade Union Congress of Belize in demanding that the coast guard [...]

Why Should O.A.S. Intercede in F.O.B. Brouhaha?

The bold move by the N.T.U.C.B., according to Rogers, is an about-face from the trade union’s flip-flop on the Petrocaribe issue.   Patrick Rogers, Vision Inspired by the People “I [...]

Belize Won’t Go to the ICJ Without Referendum – Minister of Foreign Affairs

Those comments by the Vision Inspired by the People have also been expressed, to a large extent and just as vocally, by the National Trade Union Congress of Belize and [...]

Belize Isn’t Prepared to Cede a Blade of Grass to Guatemala

And then there has been speculation that there exists a secret document which envisions, in some form or fashion, both countries going to the ICJ without going to a referendum. [...]

Sedi on Bilateral Agreements Signed with Mexico

During a working visit which culminated in Mexico, Foreign Minister Elrington also signed eight bilateral agreements with that country on issues including energy management, social security, intellectual property protection and [...]

Foreign Minister Elrington Signs Bilateral Agreements with Mexico

A delegation from the Belize Foreign Ministry headed by Foreign Minister Wilfred Elrington was in Mexico City for the signing of eight bilateral agreements between both countries. Signing on behalf [...]

N.T.U.C.B. Slams Sedi for Guatemala Comments

The N.T.U.C.B. has come out swinging at Foreign Minister Wilfred Elrington, in response to comments he made during an exclusive interview with News Five late last week. In that interview [...]

Sedi Elrington on Recent Detention of Belizeans in Guatemala

Five Belizeans were detained in Guatemala in mid-June and reportedly experienced a horrible ordeal at the hands of the Guatemalans military.  The group was hanging out at a restaurant in [...]

Former Benque Mayor Arrested in Melchor Holds Guatemalan Nationality

There is another recent arrest by Guatemalan authorities. On July eleventh, 2015, Benque Viejo businessman and former Mayor, Edgar Contreras was arrested in Guatemala for having a gun not registered [...]

Ambassador Nestor Mendez Sworn-in as O.A.S. Assistant Secretary General

Former Permanent Representative of Belize to the Organization of American States, Nestor Mendez is spending his first day as the new Assistant Secretary General of the O.A.S.  The ambassador will [...]

Foreign Minister Sedi Weighs-In on Guatemala’s Protest

On Wednesday night, News Five was the first to report on a formal protest issued by Guatemala in relation to the planned construction of a Forward Operating Base at the [...]