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Belize, U.S. to Work Together on Policing Stolen Artifacts

An agreement was reached today between the governments of Belize and the United States on Cultural Property. The Memorandum of Understanding commits both governments to work together to fight the [...]

Belize to Address Key Treaty Obligations

This afternoon there was a closing ceremony for a three-day Treaty Body Capacity Building Program for state officials which began on Tuesday. Later this year, Belize is internationally obliged to [...]

Foreign Affairs to Meet with Civil Society

Participants received their certificates from C.E.O. in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Pat Andrews, who stood in for Minister Wilfred Elrington. He told News Five that the government is taking [...]

Guat Soldiers Make Detention in Belize but Did They Have Authority?

In foreign affairs news, there are sketchy details about an apparent incursion by Guatemalan soldiers into Belizean territory. The question tonight is what authority they had to act. In this [...]

Nigeria’s Representative to Belize Touts Relationship

Janet Olisa was one of three ambassadors who presented her credentials to Governor General Sir Colville Young on Monday in Belmopan. She is the appointed High Commissioner of Nigeria to [...]

African Giants Extend Helping Hand

Also, part of Olisa’s duties will be to minister to the growing Nigerian community in Belize which ranges from nurses in the hospitals to sculptor Stephen Okeke. She told News [...]

Guyana Still Wants C.J. Benjamin, but Bar Says Be Careful What You Wish For

Pressure continues to mount on Guyanese President David Granger to indicate the way forward in the appointment of the top two judicial posts. He has offered the post of Chancellor [...]

It’s Not TV, It’s HBO: Cable Will Cost You More

The pressure is building on Belizeans in the creative industries – broadcasting, both radio and television, and music and the arts – to begin recognizing copyright and intellectual property and [...]

Dangriga Youth Footballer Headed to U.S.

A young Belizean left for the U.S. today on a short program to play soccer in Phoenix, Arizona. Demille Flores is a fourteen-year-old second form student from Dangriga. He is [...]

Guyana to Emulate Belize’s Health Information System

There is some good news coming out of the Ministry of Health that is having an impact in the region. A team from Guyana is currently in the country studying [...]

Ex-Guat President, Ministers Held in Corruption Scandal

Former president of Guatemala, sixty-six-year-old Alvaro Colom, was detained in Guatemala City along with several of his former cabinet ministers earlier today on charges of fraud and embezzlement dating back [...]

Alvaro Colom Has Few Answers for Press

Alvaro Colom visited Belize in 2010 during the SICA summit in North Ambergris Caye, where he took over the six-month rotating presidency from Prime Minister Dean Barrow. Colom is not [...]

New Guat Ambassador Comes to Belize

A new Guatemalan ambassador has taken up residence in Belize, almost two years after his predecessor Manuel Estuardo Roldan Barillas was abruptly recalled.  Roldan returned to a new post as [...]

P.U.P. Says Keep Calm: No Belize Referendum this Year

As you heard earlier the P.U.P. is demanding a greater say in the education campaign on the Belize-Guatemala issue. But as to taking a formal position on the coming referendum [...]

U.S. Makes Latest Donation of Equipment to B.D.F., Coast Guard

The Belize Defence Force and the Belize Coast Guard received more than eight hundred and fifty-thousand dollars in drug fighting equipment and training packages. The US Embassy handed over the [...]

Belize Island turned Naughty Island

There’s an article online that’s been attracting attention in the area of tourism. Naughty Island. It’s off the coast of Belize, and according to a U.K. newspaper, later this year; [...]

Guatemala Electoral Body Produces Booklet on Referendum Process

Guatemalans head to the polls on April fifteenth to decide on the following question: Do you agree that any legal claim by Guatemala against Belize on continental inland territories and [...]

Breaking News: 3 Belizeans including Cyclist Darnell Barrow Robbed, Kidnapped in Northern Mexico

Breaking News: There is a late evening report of the robbery of three Belizeans—well-known cyclist Darnel Barrow, Albert Leslie and another known only as Mark. Leslie daughter, Elisa, phoned in [...]

Belize Rides the Wave of Regional Push for Direct Consumption Sugar

The proposed move to transition to direct consumption sugar continues to be discussed among millers across the region, Jamaica being the latest country to endorse the idea of producing plantation [...]

Can Imports be Reduced?

The issue of Common External Tariffs not being applied to imported white sugar continues to affect millers.  The Sugar Association of the Caribbean, according to McLachlan, is looking at the [...]

After Sub-Par Year, C.D.B. Turns the Page

This week, the Caribbean Development Bank held its annual press conference at its headquarters in Barbados. The headline is that the performance of its nineteen member countries economically in 2017 [...]

Bankers Tout Sponsored Infrastructure Improvements, Advise Belize on Controlling Debt

Belize recorded just a half a percentage point increase in GDP in 2017, and projects about one point five percent, hampered by increases in debt. But still, the C.D.B. remains [...]

Belizean-American Suspect in Killing of Arizona Fire Captain

Twenty-one-year-old Hezron Parks is making the headlines in the U.S. where he shot and killed an Arizona fire captain. According to international media, Parks faces second-degree murder charge and was [...]

Fugitive Jordan Bacchus caught; when will he face justice here?

There is a major arrest of a Canadian national with a long rap sheet who is wanted in Belize for murder. But it may be a while before twenty-eight year [...]

Bel-Am Denea Joseph’s DACA Dreams

Earlier this week we told you about the Belizean who attended the State of the Union Address. It wasn’t a diplomat or a highly politically connected person – it was [...]