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Can Belize Count on Yes Vote in Guatemala?

On Sunday, Guatemalans head to the polls to cast their vote in a referendum. It is part one of a process that could lead both Guatemala and Belize to settle [...]

Belize Diplomats Know What They’re Doing

On the Belize side, questions have been raised about how the message about the validity of Guatemala’s claim is getting out. There appears to be a disconnect between the politicians [...]

Views from the Ground on Upcoming Guatemala Referendum: Some Voters Confused, Others in Opposition

Seven point five million Guatemalans are eligible to vote in this Sunday’s historic referendum to be held in Guatemala. On the last leg of the campaign, President Jimmy Morales has [...]

Guat President Jimmy Morales Walks of Talk Show Set After He is Grilled About Issues

President Jimmy Morales from Guatemala has been making the media rounds in respect of the upcoming referendum which takes place this Sunday in Guatemala. Over the weekend, he was in [...]

April 15th Referendum Will Go On

The P.U.P. has reacted to a statement made by Minister of Foreign Affairs Wilfred Elrington to this station on April fourth. Elrington said that he had been advised that according [...]

Jimmy Morales Wants More than Half of the Jewel…

Guatemalan president Jimmy Morales has hit the road in the last lap of his country’s campaign for the I.C.J. before the April fifteenth referendum. On Sunday, he was in Petén, [...]

Guat Army Turns Back B.T.V./B.P.P.

As President Morales was touring the Peten area, the Belize Territorial Volunteers attempted to travel to the Sarstoon, where Belizeans now require permission from Guatemala to traverse. This weekend, the [...]

Gov’t Appeals to Maturity and Good Sense of Belizeans in Awareness Campaign

Eight million dollars is to be budgeted supplementary for the upcoming I.C.J. awareness campaign, nearly all from international sources. But on the ground, Foreign Minister Elrington says it has been [...]

Borders Will Mitigate Chiquibul, Sarstoon Issues

Elrington concedes that even if the dispute is settled in the I.C.J., Belize and Guatemala will continue to have issues with border incursions. The difference, he said, will be the [...]

Panama Shakes Hands with Belize on 2-Year Cooperation Agreement

One of Belize’s staunchest friends in Central America since 1981 is formalizing ties in a number of important fields that will be beneficial to both countries. Today, the Ambassador of [...]

Panamanians Take No Sides in Border Dispute

As you’ve heard, Foreign Affairs Minister Elrington says Panama has been supporting the territorial integrity of Government of Belize since 1981.  Next Saturday, Guatemala will be holding its referendum on [...]

Belize Granted South American Visa Waiver for COPA Flights

Elrington says that the relationship between Belize and Panama got a further boost with the start of direct flights between both countries by COPA Airlines, which connects Belize to South [...]

Sedi Says Guats Insisting on 2 Referenda

On April fifteenth, a referendum is scheduled to take place in Guatemala on taking the territorial dispute to the International Court of Justice. But should Belize be worried about the [...]

FM Elrington: We Will Monitor, But Not Worry

In December of 2016, Belize’s Senate, which has sole responsibility for ratification of treaties, protocols and other official documentation, ratified along party lines the 2008 Special Agreement and 2015 amendment. [...]

$8 Million Wanted for Public Education Campaign

There was consternation in the Senate with news that only forty thousand dollars was in the recently passed Budget for the public education campaign for the referendum on settling the [...]

Belize Turns to International ‘Friends’

So where will the funding come from? The Government aims to use a mix of local funds, contributions and donations, and funding from several identified international partners. These range from [...]

Is Lawsuit Going to Block the Road to the I.C.J. in Guatemala?

According to Guatemalan newspaper El Periodico, a potential monkey wrench has been thrown into the plans for the April fifteenth referendum on taking the Belize-Guatemala claim to the International Court [...]

Smugglers Tried to Close Belize-Mexico Border

As of eleven o’clock this morning, the Belize/Mexico border crossing up north had been blocked by Mexican protestors, impeding traffic to and from the neighboring country. News Five confirmed with [...]

U.S. Has ‘Blacklist’ of Officers for Training, but Not by Homeland Security

A number of officers of various ranks within the Belize Police Department are barred from participating in law enforcement programs funded by the United States government.  Contrary to reports made [...]

Visa Issues Also a Concern

It was reported some time ago that the U.S. had canceled the visas of officers of various ranks for their alleged involvement in illegal activities. So does the most recent [...]

On Sarstoon, Elrington Warns of ‘Crying Wolf’

A recent expedition to the Sarstoon involving a team of reporters from Belize and Guatemala ended in a confrontation with members of the Guatemalan Armed Forces.  The attempt to travel [...]

Sandra Jovel Comes to Belize; Warmly Welcomed

The Foreign Ministers of Belize and Guatemala were today at the western border for an official visit to the office of the Organization of American States, joined by the new [...]

It Has to Be the I.C.J., Say Ministers

Both Foreign Ministers were asked about the positions in both countries concerning taking the claim to the I.C.J. It has been suggested that older Guatemalans are more predisposed to supporting [...]

Mexican Vice-Minister Visits Belize This Week

There is another high level visit coming up. Officials from Mexico are scheduled to arrive this coming Friday. The Undersecretary for Latin America and the Caribbean, Ambassador Luis Alfonso de [...]

Reporters Stand Up to Guats in Sarstoon; Who Will Stand Up for Belize?

Over the weekend, there was yet another confrontation in the Sarstoon River. Members of the Guatemalan Armed Forces aggressed a group of Guatemalan and Belizean journalists traveling with the Belize [...]