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P.U.P. Supports Kareem Musa’s Member Bill

Aside from being an attorney, Kareem Musa is also an elected politician who represents the Caribbean Shores constituency for the People’s United Party. Musa has drafted a piece of legislation [...]

Kareem Musa Not Happy with I.C.J. Referendum Campaign

The media also asked Kareem Musa whether or not he believes that Guatemala’s claim over Belize should be taken to the International Court of Justice for resolution. Musa’s political leader, [...]

The 25th Anniversary of the Mexican Cultural Institute in Belize

The screening is among a list of activities being held at the centre, located at the corner of Newtown Barracks and Wilson Street, to commemorate the anniversary of the Mexican [...]

Robert Leslie: ‘My Take on the Referendum in Belize – Food for Thought’

As the debate on whether Belize should take Guatemala’s claim to the I.C.J. for final resolution rages on, several political and social figures have weighed in on the matter. Now, [...]

Belize Among Countries That Reject U.S. Embargo on Cuba

Countries voted overwhelmingly today to reject the U.S. embargo on Cuba. A resolution presented by Cuba is titled “Necessity of Ending the Economic, Commercial and Financial Embargo imposed by the [...]

A Timeline for I.C.J. Litigation is Set Should There be a ‘YES’ Vote

In the months leading up to the pending I.C.J. referendum, public discourse has been rife with reasons for and against a legal resolution of the Belize/Guatemala issue.  There have been [...]

Assad Shoman to Join Education Campaign on I.C.J. Referendum?

Government also announced that it is beefing up its campaign effort to educate the nation on the territorial dispute, as well as the I.C.J. alternative.  PM Barrow announced that in [...]

An Invitation to AMLO from PM Barrow: Bienvenido a Belice

An invitation has been extended to Mexican President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador to visit Belize in December during the upcoming summit of the Central American Integration System, SICA.  AMLO, as [...]

Did John Saldivar Jump the Gun on Sarstoon Excursion?

Perhaps the most striking of his many responses during the subsequent question and answer session is the fact that Cabinet has not discussed or sanctioned a series of proposed excursions [...]

To Guatemala, “Sign the Damn Protocol”

Still on the Sarstoon…the establishment of a protocol between Belize and Guatemala to govern the movement of people along the Sarstoon River is long in the making.  In 2015, representatives [...]

I.C.J. Referendum Date is Final. It Will Not Be Postponed!

The date for eligible voters to determine whether the territorial dispute between Belize and Guatemala should go before the I.C.J. is fixed.  The referendum will be held on April tenth, [...]

Chamber Takes No Side on the I.C.J. Referendum

The pros and cons of taking the territorial dispute between Belize and Guatemala to the I.C.J. are being discussed at the Chamber of Commerce.  Ahead of the 2019 referendum, the [...]

FM Elrington Comments on ‘Caravan De Honduras’

Over four thousand migrants mostly from Honduras are in Mexico, en route to the United States. Aside from Honduras, the group includes men, women and children from El Salvador and [...]

Ministry of National Security Leads Excursions Up Sarstoon River

Traversing the Sarstoon River has been a daring feat for any civilian wishing to visit the southernmost reaches of the country.  That’s because the Guatemalan Armed Forces have kept a [...]

Ministry Says Sarstoon Trip Is Not to Sway Voter Opinion

The scheduled trips are coincidentally or deliberately planned very close to the 2019 I.C.J. referendum which is just about five months away. The presence of the GAF at the Sarstoon [...]

Foreign Minister Gives Update on Multimillion-Dollar Referendum Campaign

The referendum to take the territorial dispute between Belize and Guatemala to the International Court of Justice is less than six months away. But the engine of the public awareness [...]

Elrington Slams P.U.P. on Proposed Postponement of Referendum Date

There is a proposal floating around to postpone the April referendum to give Belizeans more time to apprise themselves of the facts.  Foreign Minister Elrington slammed the Opposition for that [...]

Sedi Says Residents in the South Have Had a Change of Heart

Recently, several groups, including the Belize Progressive Party and the southern caucus of the People’s United Party publicly said ‘NO’ to taking the territorial claim to the I.C.J.  The grouping [...]

FM Elrington: Not All Politicians Steep in Belize/Guatemala Dispute

But do the naysayers include some of Elrington’s cabinet colleagues? Last week, Minister Edmond Castro said he will make up his mind after he finds out what Guatemala has to [...]

Belmopan Mayor’s Mind Not Made Up on I.C.J. Question, Yet

Another high profile U.D.P. politician who has not made up his mind is Belmopan’s Mayor, Khalid Belisle.  Belisle told News Five that he is still gathering information in order to [...]

SICA Meeting Discusses Migration and Climate Change

Belize holds the pro-tem presidency of SICA until the end of the year when it will be handed over to Guatemala.  Today, the meeting of the Regional Council of Ministers [...]

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 [...]