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Belize Takes Steps to Address Brazil Corned Beef Issue

Belizeans are lovers of corned beef; there are seven brands of corned beef on supermarket shelves.  There was a scare over the weekend when Brazil’s Secretariat of Animal and Plant [...]

Toledo Soldier Tops Guyana Training Course

A B.D.F. soldier is making a name for himself in Guyana. Officer Cadet Francisco Choc was awarded best overall trainee in the Guyana Defence Force standards officers’ course.  Choc also [...]

Belize Gets Disaster Risk Donation

The Government of Belize has signed into a major insurance agreement with Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility, known as CCRIF. The signing took place today in Belize City and will [...]

All-Male Baker to Vegas “Protectors” Try for Repeat Performance

A team of athletes from the Belize National Coast Guard, the Belize Police Department and the Belize Defense Force is headed to the United States next week to participate in [...]

O.A.S. Secretary General Visits Guatemala on Way to Belize

We reported on Tuesday night, that the O.A.S. Secretary General Luis Miguel Almagro arrives in Belize on Thursday though the nature of his visit has not been confirmed.  A number [...]

More Airlines, More Hotel Rooms – Tourism on the Up

There’s been a lot tonight on the tourism industry…Saturday’s Southwest Airlines’ touchdown at the Philip Goldson International Airport will not be the last arrival of an airline in Belize for [...]

O.A.S.’ Almagro Comes to Belize

It has not been officially announced, but the Secretary General of the Organization of American States, Luis Almagro arrives in Belize this Thursday. This is Almagro’s second visit to Belize, [...]

Prime Minister Sceptical About Settlement

According to the Prime Minister, it appears that Lord Michael Ashcroft finds himself in a jam as a result of the recently passed legislation.  In an effort to recover the [...]

U.K. Lawmakers Come Together for Belize

The All Party Parliamentary Group for Belize has been reactivated.  The group, whose purpose is to encourage and foster relations between the UK and Belize, has become dormant over the [...]

Guatemalan Ambassador to Belize Returns

Manuel Estuardo Roldan Barillas, Guatemala’s ambassador to Belize, has quietly returned to the country, eleven months after he was recalled for “consultations” with his bosses.  It is not clear under [...]

U.N. in Caribbean Meets to Set Priorities

Regional coordinators from various United Nations agencies within the Caribbean have concluded a two-day conference in Belize where they met at length to discuss the implementation of the United Nations [...]

Sustainable Development Goals Coming in 5 Years

The framework provides a platform for countries to access global expertise and experience of the United Nations System at both the country and sub regional levels.  Bruno Pouezat assumed chairmanship [...]

Mr. Belize Rigo Vellos Goes Back to Arnold Classic

Five-time Mister Belize, Rigo Vellos left the country today for Ohio, U.S.A.   Vellos and two other Belizean bodybuilders will be competing at the Arnold Classic this Friday.  The professional bodybuilding [...]

Beach Footballers Return with Modest Success

The National Beach Soccer Team of Belize returned to the country today following its participation in the CONCACAF Beach Soccer Championship 2017 held in the Bahamas. Team Belize won four [...]

Coming to Agreement on the Law of the Sea

A three-day workshop concluded in the city today – two days were spent gathering information from regional and international specialists, including scientists and legal experts, on issues that are relevant [...]

Belize’s CARICOM Ambassador Discusses Regional Meeting

The Twenty-eighth Inter-sessional meeting of CARICOM Heads of Government concluded in Georgetown, Guyana over the weekend.  During the conference, an update was provided on the most recent developments pertaining to [...]

Jaguars on the Beach – Footballers Take Down Jamaica in Penalty Shootout

The 2017 CONCACAF Beach Soccer Championship is underway in Nassau, Bahamas where Team Belize is currently doing battle on the sandy pitch against the host country.  Earlier in the competition [...]

Government Adds Condolences as Remembrances of Bishop O.P. Martin Continue

The Government of Belize has joined in with official condolences to the family, friends and Roman Catholic community on the passing of first native Bishop of the Church, the Most [...]

Mexico Marks Anniversary of Formation of Army, Air Force

Mexico is marking three important anniversaries in this month of February. On the fifth, it was one hundred years since the publication of the Constitution of 1917 during the Mexican [...]

Mexico’s Constitution Holds Up after 100 Years

The Mexican Constitution was created in the city of Queretaro and was widely acclaimed for its modern inclusion of a ‘bill of rights’ for the Mexican people. It has had [...]

Sir Elihu Lauterpacht Passes; He Supported Belize Against Guatemala

News Five notes the passing of British international law attorney Sir Elihu Lauterpacht, who died on February eighth. He has represented many countries in land and maritime boundary cases including [...]

Banana Bank AgCo Ships Live Cattle to Guatemala

The Ministry of Agriculture has yet to publicly comment on the issue of rotting potatoes that farmers across the country have been unable to get sold due to competition from [...]

C.C.J. Has Recommendations for Government on Tenure of Judges

From the senate to the courts…Belize’s highest court, the Caribbean Court of Justice, has ordered changes to the appointment of judges to the Court of Appeal. Today, the CCJ dismissed [...]

Bar Association’s Attorney Says Ruling is a Victory for Belizean Justice

The Prime Minister currently has power to recommend the appointment of judges to the Court of Appeal, after consulting with the Leader of the Opposition, while the Judicial and Legal [...]

Tux Vasquez Leads Central America in Table Tennis

In sporting news…for the first time, a Belizean now leads the Central American Table Tennis Federation, or CONCATEME. He is Arturo ‘Tux’ Vasquez, who was elected at the general assembly [...]