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Foreign Minister Reports to U.N.

This afternoon, Minister of Foreign Affairs Wilfred Elrington addressed the United Nations. Last year, he earned rave reviews for a speech he gave in New York at the General Assembly [...]

Help on the Way as P.M. Recounts Maria Terror in Dominica

The Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility has announced that Dominica will receive a payout of over nineteen million U.S. dollars following the passage of Hurricane Maria as it begins the [...]

Mexico Red Cross seeks donations for earthquake victims

It’s been three days since a seven point one earthquake hit Mexico City, killing two hundred and eighty-six persons and hundreds more remain missing, at last count. Those numbers continue [...]

What Does Opposition Want?

The Opposition withdrew from talks with Guatemala because it was not kept wholly in the loop and has said that it had no confidence in the conduct of the FM [...]

Meetings Held, But No Resolution on Petrocaribe Stoppage

News Five has confirmed with the local Petrocaribe office that meetings took place this week hoping to hash out a solution to delivering fuel from Venezuela under the Petrocaribe Accord [...]

Death Toll Rises in Mexico Quake; Belize Authorities Looking for Our Own

More than two hundred and twenty people, including twenty-one school children, are dead in Mexico after Tuesday’s seven point one earthquake. The deadly quake toppled buildings and cut off power [...]

Dominica Counts Cost of Hurricane Maria

Within a span of fifteen hours, Hurricane Maria went from a category one to a category five storm. The catastrophic storm hit the island of Dominica on Monday night – [...]

“The Puerto Rico and the San Juan That We Knew Yesterday Is No Longer There…”

After the hurricane devastated that island, it moved over towards the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico where it made landfall on Puerto Rico shortly after six this morning as [...]

Current and Former Foreign Affairs Ministers Clash on Border Issue

But what really are Belize’s most important threats – as the Minister defined them, things that can cause injury, pain and harm, either from internal or external sources? Apart from [...]

P.U.P. Tells Government to Stop Appeasing ‘Brazen’ Guats

In diplomacy, ‘appeasement’ is a dirty word dating back to Neville Chamberlain and his accommodation of German dictator Adolf Hitler’s expansionist ideals, which led directly to the Second World War. [...]

Korea Helps Belize’s Foreign Affairs Ministry

This year, Belize and Korea are commemorating thirty years of diplomatic cooperation. To recognize this milestone, on Monday the Republic of Korea sent a delegation to Belize bearing a four [...]

I.M.F. Wraps Up Belize Consultation; Opposition Asks Who Will Help Productive Sector

The International Monetary Fund has issued its final report on its annual Article Four consultation with Belize which took place in June. Despite Prime Minister Dean Barrow’s insistence that Belize [...]

Training Begins on Infection Prevention

Day one of a two-day training of trainers’ workshop by the Caribbean Public Health Agency was held today at the Biltmore Plaza. Local medical practitioners from across the country are [...]

Mexico City Reels from 7.1 Earthquake

Following an eight point oh earthquake off Chiapas and Oaxaca, Mexico twelve days ago, a seven point one magnitude earthquake killed over a hundred people in Mexico City and surrounding [...]

Dominica Appeals for Help after Category Five Maria Hits

Hurricane Maria, a category five storm, made landfall on the island of Dominica on Monday night. Not much is known as yet about the extent of the damage, as initial [...]

Guats Strike at Sarstoon Eco-Challenge Participants

Over the weekend, Belizeans were harassed and turned back from traversing the Sarstoon River and circling the island during an organized canoe race at Belize’s southern boundary. The Belize Territorial [...]

B.T.V. Calls on Government to Intervene

This, of course, is not the first time that the B.T.V., or even the Belizean military and press including this station, have encountered Guatemalan military actively seeking to stop Belizeans [...]

Annual Taiwan Contribution Comes for September Celebrations

NICH got a hundred thousand dollar boost today. The Taiwan Government handed over a cheque to help with cultural and artistic development. The monies will be used for a number [...]

Petrocaribe Purchases Suspended! Local Agent Says Venezuela Supply Not Reliable

A release issued late this evening dropped a bombshell – Petrocaribe has stopped rolling, for now and quite possibly forever.  The decision comes on the heels of an announcement by [...]

Trump Names Belize among Major Countries for Drug Transit

The U.S. President, Donald Trump, has placed Belize on a list of Major Drug Transit or Major Illicit Drug Producing Countries for Fiscal Year 2018.  The presidential determination was made [...]

15 Months On, Search Continues for Krystal Mitchell’s Killer in Belize

It has now been fifteen months since the murder of thirty-year-old Krystal Mitchell, who was found dead at the apartment of an acquaintance in San Diego, California. The divorced mother-of-two [...]

Belizeans in Florida brace for Irma

It appears that Hurricane Irma is not slowing down and it is heading straight for Florida. Latest weather projections show that it may hit Miami directly. Thousands have evacuated the [...]

CARICOM’s First Ladies and Spouses Team Up

A few years ago a special group of women from across the Caribbean gathered to launch a campaign against teenage pregnancy. They are the spouses and partners of the Caribbean’s [...]

Category 5 Hurricane Irma to Strike Caribbean, Florida

The revelry aside….the Northern Lesser Antilles and Florida are bracing for a category-five hurricane to make landfall over the next few days. This morning, Hurricane Irma was upgraded from a [...]

C.C.J.’s President, Sir Dennis Byron, set to retire

But the highest court, the Caribbean Court of Justice headquartered in Trinidad and Tobago announced the imminent retiring of Sir Dennis Bryon, having reached his seventh non-renewable year at the [...]