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Taiwan Appoints New Ambassador to Belize

The Republic of China (Taiwan) has appointed a new ambassador to Belize. He is Remus Chen and his new post was announced early this week by Taiwan’s Ministry of Foreign [...]

Poaching and Illegal Farming by Guatemalans in Toledo District

In the face of incursions into the Columbia Forest Reserve and the village of San Benito Poite by poachers from neighboring Guatemala, concerns have been raised about the ongoing encroachment [...]

Chiquibul Remains Under Threat of Poaching

Poaching is a similar issue that is being faced in the Chiquibul Forest where gold panners and illegal farmers enter into the expanse of wilderness.  According to Julius Espat whose [...]

Commonwealth Secretary General on Guatemala: There is no Lawful Claim

The Secretary General of Commonwealth, Right Honorable Patricia Scotland was in country on an official two day visit. Officially she visited to promote the Commonwealth and its work. However, during [...]

Baroness Scotland on Role of the International Community

Baroness Scotland is recognized as an esteemed international public leader and a former Attorney General of the United Kingdom. In her interview she was also asked to share her perspective [...]

Foreign Minister Sedi Elrington Addresses the UN

Since the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Wilfred Elrington, addressed the United Nations one year ago, the government has announced a date for the referendum on whether or not Belizeans want to [...]

U.S. Chargé on I.C.J.

The referendum is set for April tenth. 2019. It is the day when Belizeans will go to the polls to decide if the Belize-Guatemalan territorial dispute should be taken before [...]

Belize Network of N.G.O.’s Launches I.C.J. Online Survey

As the I.C.J. Referendum campaign intensifies, the Belize Network of N.G.O.’s launched an online I.C.J. survey last week Thursday. The aim of the survey according to N.G.O. Senator Osmany Salas [...]

Guat Prez Speaks at UN about Territorial Dispute with Belize

The general debate of the United Nations opened this morning at the UN headquarters in New York. The Guatemalan President, Jimmy Morales was among the speakers on the first day [...]

National Security Commanders Come Out in Support of the I.C.J.

The three arms of the Ministry of National Security have taken a collective position as it relates to the International Court of Justice.  Appearing in uniforms this morning on Open [...]

Resolving Matter at the I.C.J. Will Make Protecting Belize’s Sovereignty Easier

The Belize Defence and the Belize Coastguard are charged with protecting the sovereignty of Belize and its internal security.  The B.D.F. and the Coastguard are both active in the Sarstoon [...]

Is the I.C.J. the Only Option?

The Referendum Unit of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has launched its awareness campaign to educate the public about the territorial claim and taking it to the International Court of [...]

“You are not crazy if you don’t support going to the I.C.J.” – Minister Elrington Takes Back His Words!

Minister Wilfred Elrington says there will be a lot more effort in the awareness campaign outside of Tuesday night’s town hall meeting organized by Great Belize Productions/Channel Five.  He says [...]

What Happens If I.C.J. Rules in Favor of the Guats?

On the eve of independence, the question of going to the International Court of Justice is front and center in the minds of Belizeans.  On Tuesday night, things got a [...]

Sedi Elrington: There’s Nothing Special About the Sarstoon Island

Reports of aggression against Belizeans by the Guatemalan Armed Forces at the Sarstoon River have stirred national ire.  The river is shared, or should be shared, by Belize and Guatemala, but there [...]

Belize Sends Protest Note to Guatemala

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has sent a protest note to Guatemala’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs about the two recent encounters between the Belize Territorial Volunteers and the GAF.  The [...]

Opposition Leader: We Need a Sarstoon Protocol

Leader of the Opposition John Briceño reacted to Government’s protest note against Guatemala’s armed forces which aggressed members of the BTV and civilians on the northern channel of the river [...]

Minister of Foreign Affairs Says BTV is “Reckless and Irresponsible”

While the government is protesting the GAF, Elrington also spoke about the actions of the Belize Territorial Volunteers. He says that for the BTV to take citizens to the Sarstoon [...]

Minister Saldivar Weighs in on Sarstoon Incidents

Minister of National Security John Saldivar also weighed in on the Sarstoon incidents. He says that they have made it clear to Belizeans that in an effort to ensure safety; [...]

Sedi Says Belizeans Don’t Know Enough

Minister Wilfred Elrington says that the ongoing public awareness campaign shows that Belizeans don’t know enough of the facts about Belize going to the I.C.J.  That lack of knowledge, he [...]

Opposition Leader: “I believe that we are not going to lose any land”

Opposition Leader John Briceño is pro-I.C.J.  He says that after attempting all other avenues, taking Guatemala’s claim to the I.C.J. is the only way to settle the centuries-old dispute. Briceño [...]

UK Armed Forces Minister Ssays Belize Should Vote Yes!

And so the timing of the signing of the agreement between both countries, following two aggressive incidents with the GAF in the Sarstoon, raises eyebrows.  Today in an interview with [...]

A Public Town Hall Meeting on Taking Territorial Claim to the I.C.J.

At eight-thirty tonight, the third in a series of town hall meetings on taking the territorial claim to the International Court of Justice gets underway at the University of the [...]

Chetumal Authorities Enforce Insurance Regulation on Belizeans

The flow of traffic has slowed down significantly at the northern border since reports of a mandatory private vehicle insurance surfaced these past few weeks. News Five understands that authorities [...]

BTV is Turned Back from the Sarstoon by the GAF

Smack in the middle of the national celebrations there has been encounter in the Sarstoon. The Belize Territorial Volunteers, lead by Wil Maheia, was up the Sarstoon River prior to [...]