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A First Look at Eleven-point Draft Bilateral Agreement on Sarstoon

High-level government and military officials from Belize and Guatemala met at O.A.S. headquarters in the adjacency zone to discuss rules of engagement in the Sarstoon last Friday. The draft rules [...]

Was Draft Agreement Well Received by Guatemalan Counterparts?

On the face of it, those proposals should be a tough sell considering Guatemala’s recently very aggressive position in the Sarstoon. At the highest levels of government in that republic, [...]

Ambassador Assad Shoman Says Nothing is Etched in Stone as Yet

Seasoned negotiator and expert in the field of Guatemala dispute, Ambassador Shoman, explained that nothing at this point is set in stone despite first perception. Still, he asserts that the [...]

Do Belizeans Need to Consult Guatemalan Army to Traverse Sarstoon River?

Since we had the experts in the room, News Five also asked about the mysterious current protocols governing the Sarstoon. We’re referring to those purported protocols which dictate that Belizean [...]

FCD Says Environs of Valentin Camp a Hotbed for Incursions

The official jury is still out on the shooting of B.D.F. Staff Sergeant Richard Lambey on Holy Saturday. There has been progress in the multiple subsequent investigations, enough for a [...]

Monitoring the Chiquibul Forest Remains a Challenge for B.D.F. and FCD Rangers

The Friends for Conservation and Development is responsible for the monitoring and management of the Chiquibul, an area roughly the size of Belize City. It’s a challenging task, to say [...]

A Call for B.D.F. to Increase Presence in Marijuana Growing Areas of Chiquibul

Illegal milpa farming may be the biggest challenge facing rangers in the Chiquibul, but the most dangerous one is drug cultivation which has been on the rise. Manzanero says that [...]

Do You Think Guatemalan Armed Forces Can Be Stopped in Exerting Sovereignty Over the Sarstoon?

And our question for tonight is: Do you think the Guatemalan Armed Forces can be stopped in exerting sovereignty over the Sarstoon? Send your comments and responses using your SMART [...]

Belizean Artists to Represent at 2016 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival

Several Belizean artists and bands have been selected for an opportunity of a lifetime; to represent Belize in the 2016 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. Popularly known as the [...]

TR Shine Denied Visa to Attend Upcoming Music Festival

The festival is set for next week and the Belizean artists are to head to New Orleans next Monday. But there’s a major hiccup because all members of TR’s band [...]

An Elderly Sand Hill Resident is Assaulted with Axe During Family Dispute

An elderly Sand Hill resident was hit on the head with an axe in a family dispute this past Sunday in the village. Eighty-four year old Nicholas Ozaeta Senior had [...]

Jack Charles Takes Employees to Court for Stealing Triple-A Batteries

Businessman Jitendra Chawla was in the headlines and in court earlier this year over rice importation. Today, Chawla took three employees to court for stealing from his store a pack [...]

No Charges In Weekend Murder of Luis Ortiz

There are still no charges being brought against six men who were detained for the murder of Maya Mopan resident, Luis Ortiz. Ortiz was killed on Sunday morning; his body [...]

Dangriga Police Investigate Allegation of Sex Crime Against Disabled Minor

Dangriga Police are currently awaiting the results of an evaluation to determine if a minor in that jurisdiction is able to provide a statement to them. The minor has cerebral [...]

NGC Responds to Comments on Garifuna Spirituality

The firestorm that erupted in the wake of inflammatory comments made by Pastor Scott Stirm about Garifuna spirituality has since died down.  However, the issue is very much alive within [...]

Should Garifuna Community Have Joined in on Indigenous Land Rights Claim?

The Maya land rights case over the entitlement of the indigenous community to occupy and use land communally in southern Belize remains before the high courts.  Despite a landmark ruling [...]

A Book on Mayan Herbal Medicine

Aurora Saqui is a versatile Mayan woman who has taken on numerous creative roles. Today, she donned her hat as a writer and released a book on herbal remedies following [...]

Belize Sign to be Launched in Fort George

A second Belize sign, similar to the multicolored monument prominently on display at the Seashore Children’s Park in Buttonwood Bay, will be inaugurated by the Belize City Council on Wednesday.  [...]

House of Shotokan Prevails in Weekend Karate Tournament

A group of five karatekas from the House of Shotokan Karate Academy headed to Chetumal over the weekend where they participated in an invitational martial arts tournament.  The event drew [...]

Where is 14-year-old Drina Stevens?

Where is fourteen year old Drina Stevens? That’s the question that her mother Lavern Arzu is asking as it’s been almost a week since the second form student of Georgetown [...]