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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 [...]

Mexico Reiterates Support for I.C.J. Resolution of Dispute

Mexico was one of the thirteen countries at Wednesday’s meeting of the Permanent Council of the Organization of American States which supported Belize and Guatemala during their appearance there. Both [...]

Tackling Gangs and Crime at Mexico-Belize Border

Mexico continues to count the cost of the ongoing drug war in which thousands have been killed over the years. While the annual murder rate is much smaller than Belize, [...]

The Good Will Not Suffer with the Bad in Mexican Travel

Mexicans are not alone in engaging in criminality. Witness Robert Gentle, who was recently caught driving a Lincoln Navigator over the border in which cocaine was found. He tried to [...]

“We’re Still Friends with the U.S.”

During U.S. President Donald Trump’s live televised State of the Union address to Congress on Tuesday night, he intimated that American foreign assistance should always serve American interests and go [...]

Mexico Promotes Legitimate Trade against Contraband

Back from his end-of-year working visit to his homeland to meet with counterparts in the Mexican Foreign Relations Secretariat, Ambassador of Mexico to Belize, Carlos Quesnel Melendez, hosted the press [...]

On Immigration, Mexico Says Trump’s Wall is Not the Answer

President Enrique Pena Nieto’s whirlwind visit to Belize for the Mexico-CARICOM summit was a highlight of the local embassy’s year, and planning has begun for a reciprocal visit, as well [...]

How Belizean Mexicans Can Vote in July Elections

There is an important notice tonight for our viewers of Mexican heritage. In five months voters will go to the polls there to elect a President and members of the [...]

Trump Threatens “Enemies” with Funding Cut, but CARSI and Other Projects Safe for Now

On Tuesday night, eleven months after he was elected as the president of the United States of America, Donald Trump delivered his first State of the Union address in Washington [...]

U.S. Takes Action on Human Trafficking; No Progress in 3 Years

In respect to the suspension of U.S. visas for temporary workers that came on the heels of the Belize vote at the United Nations, the U.S. representative says that each [...]

Belize, Guatemala United at O.A.S.

The thirty-three members of the Organization of American States’ Permanent Council – Cuba and Venezuela aside – met in session in Washington this morning to hear from the Belizean and [...]

The 12-Year Process to U.S. Citizenship for “Dreamers”

On Tuesday, we told you about Belizean Denea Joseph who has been living in the U.S. for seventeen years, but is one of one point eight million illegal immigrants who [...]

U.S. Immigration Plan Ends Green Card/Visa Lottery, Chain Migration

Now, the State of the Union address is not one that receives extensive local coverage, but as they say, when the U.S. sneezes, Belize catches a cold. President Trump’s address [...]