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Guats Protested B.D.F. Documentary?

Turning to another matter of national interest….Belize has, for now, raised no objections to Guatemala once again promoting its unfounded claim with an offensive map purporting to include our territory, [...]

Will Cabinet Pre-Empt Senate on Maritime Areas Amendment?

The Opposition People’s United Party announced a week ago tonight that it had filed a motion in the Senate to allow for debate on amending the Maritime Areas Act of [...]

Parties Trade Fault, But P.U.P. Will Go Ahead with Senate Motion

It was a rare moment at the Supreme Court this morning: Minister of Foreign Affairs Wilfred Elrington giving the press an interview on issues related to Guatemala, with former Foreign [...]

No Opposition for Opposition’s Sake

Senator Eamon Courtenay told News Five that the P.U.P.’s three Senators hope to join with the social partner Senators to get the matter debated in the Senate, preferably with but [...]

Ministers ‘Will Vote Conscience’

As stated earlier by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, the issue has come up in cabinet. On Thursday last, deputy Prime Minster Patrick Faber was quizzed about it. He said [...]

All or Nothing for Guats; Belizeans Must Unite says F.M.

On Monday, we told you that the Guatemalan public awareness campaign as to the March eighteenth, 2018 referendum on settlement of the unfounded claim on Belize at the International Court [...]

Opposition Senator Chastises Minimal Response

Similar to Elrington, we posed the question of what can be done to counter the offensive Guatemalan map which affixes Belize as part of its territory to Senator Eamon Courtenay. [...]

South Korean Folk Group Performs at Bliss

The Bliss Center for the Performing Arts is the venue for the Gwangdae’s Korean folk performance, “Spin Jump Fly.”  Just before news time tonight, the Korean Embassy in El Salvador [...]

‘Belice’ es de Guatemala?

News reports say that Guatemala will be reintroducing Belize as part of its official map. This is to take place due to an awareness campaign that is being undertaken in [...]

Haitian LGBT Denied Visas; Foreign Affairs Intervenes

Belize’s LGBT community is seeking to get to the bottom of a reported act of discrimination against guests it is welcoming for an event next week. The Executive Director of [...]

26th Time Lucky? Cuba Appeals to U.N. against U.S. Embargo

On November first, at the United Nations General Assembly, the Cuban Government will yet again table a resolution entitled, “Necessity of ending the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by [...]

Mexico and CARICOM Meet in Belize

Belize today played host to the fourth gathering of the heads of government of the Caribbean and Mexico. Mexico is one of the most populous nations surpassing by far the [...]

CARICOM Chair Announces Increased Contribution for Disaster Management

The CARICOM/Mexico Summit concluded just after five o’clock this evening at the Best Western Hotel and it was immediately followed by a press conference led by Doctor Keith Mitchell, Prime [...]

Plans for Increase in Trade and Cooperation

Among the other areas of focus is an aim to bolster trade and investment between CARICOM and Mexico, through investment promotion agencies.  Likewise, the announcement of a high-level private/public sector [...]

Mexico Pledges More Support for Hurricane-Hit Islands

President Enrique Peña Nieto aside from reaffirming Mexico’s commitment to assisting the hurricane-affected island nations of the Caribbean also spoke about the need for improving bilateral cooperation in other areas [...]

Antigua and Barbuda Fights On after Hurricane Hits

In mid-September of this year, the island country of Barbuda was deemed uninhabitable after category-five hurricane Irma flattened the island. Thousands were displaced and transferred to the twin island of [...]

Antigua Minister Says Rebuilding Will Cost Hundreds of Millions

But even as Barbuda is in the early stages of rebuilding, the next hurricane season starts in seven months.   According to Minister Greene, the greatest challenge facing the island is [...]

Derisking Still an Issue for Caribbean

The loss of correspondent banking, also known as derisking, was a sticking point for Antiguan Minister of Trade, E.P. Chet Greene. His government has taken the lead for the Caribbean [...]

Antigua Minister Looks for Trade and Infrastructure Help at Summit

Even before the arrival of Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto, the official delegations including heads of states from CARICOM and the respective foreign ministers, met at the Best Western Belize [...]

Belize Plans Referendum on I.C.J. after Municipals

On Monday, we reported that the Guatemalan government has decided that the referendum on taking the territorial claim to Belize will be held on March eighteenth 2018. That country is [...]

Forum Tonight on Regional Border Disputes

This evening, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs is hosting representatives of several Caribbean countries at a forum at the Bliss Center for the Performing Arts here in Belize City. The [...]

CARICOM Heads of Government Arrive for Mexico Summit

At around six o’clock this evening, a number of CARICOM Heads of Government, Foreign Ministers and delegations landed at the Phillip Goldson International Airport in a private flight made possible [...]

Guats to I.C.J. Referendum Next March

It was made official today: the Guatemalan Congress has approved Sunday, March eighteenth, 2018, as the official date when their referendum on the Belize/Guatemala territorial dispute will be held. President [...]

Coast Guard Rescues Guats Stranded on Reef; Extent of Damage to be Determined

Guatemalan vessel ‘AMADOR’ ran aground Belize’s Reef on Saturday night.  There were ten occupants on board including Carlos Pena – a well-known Guatemalan artist – who put out an SOS [...]

Belize to Welcome Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto for CARICOM Summit

Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto will be in Belize for the first time next week.  Traditionally, Mexican presidents visit before their inauguration as part of a tour of bordering countries [...]