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It’s Confirmed, Guatemala Has Indeed Rejected All Eleven Sarstoon Proposals

Tonight, there is a lot of news from the Sarstoon in southern Belize, where the Ministry of National Security inaugurated its long awaited Forward Operating Base. There were uninvited guests [...]

What Does Dismissal of Sarstoon Proposals Mean for the Way Forward?

While Guatemala was considering the proposals, or claimed to be giving them due consideration, Belize’s Foreign Minister Wilfred Elrington claimed that there was an agreement between generals to keep the [...]

Sarstoon Forward Operating Base Inaugurated Amid Ongoing Tension

The inauguration of the joint military and law enforcement Forward Operating Base has certainly taken on new importance with the rejection of the protocols. Government has been criticized for not [...]

Coast Guard Commander Takes Aim at Overhead Drone

By the time the ceremony had gotten underway, Guatemalan vessels had made their way into the waters directly in front of the base, less than a hundred feet out. That [...]

O.A.S. Secretary General Visits Adjacency Zone at Western Border

While all that was playing out in the Sarstoon, a culture of peace was being promoted in the west. Secretary General Luis Almagro, of the Organization of American States, is [...]

Ambassador Luis Almagro Says More Discussion is Needed for Sarstoon Protocol

As we’ve said, Guatemala has rejected all eleven proposal put forward by Belize at a recent round of discussions held between Foreign Ministers Wilfred Elrington and Carlos Raul Morales on [...]

Still no Confirmed Cases of Zika in Belize, M.O.H. Prepares Nonetheless

Zika is not yet officially confirmed in Belize and that is because the country remains on a waiting list at Caribbean Public Health Agency as it relates to the testing [...]

Vector Control Unit Revisits Mosquito Breeding Grounds

On the ground, work by the Vector Control Unit of the Ministry has been ongoing since November of last year. But with the CDC’s travel notice, the ministry sprung into [...]

The Link Between Zika and Microcephaly

There are precautionary measures that are recommended for pregnant women or those who plan pregnancy since it is now confirmed that zika is linked to microcephaly and also the Guillain [...]

Austin Gabourel Charged for Caye Caulker Murder

Twenty-year-old Austin Gabourel is tonight behind bars accused of murdering a Caye Caulker resident over the weekend. Late this afternoon, Gabourel was read a single charge of murder for the [...]

Wanted Fugitive Shane Bennett is Recaptured in Placencia

The Special Branch Unit in the south has taken an alleged criminal off the streets. Shane Bennett escaped from the Independence police and did not go too far. He has [...]

B.P.P. Says Rejected Protocols is Tantamount to Failed Diplomacy

The rejection of the Sarstoon proposals is not sitting well in many quarters. Today, the Belize Progressive Party likened this development to failed diplomacy. Party Chairman Paco Smith says the [...]

PM Barrow is off to Sign Paris Agreement in New York

Prime Minister Dean Barrow has departed the country on official duties. He is heading to New York for the Signing of the Paris Agreement which takes place at the United [...]

Cultural Showcase at Western Border Features Garifuna Drums and Marimba Music

One of the highlights of the visit of the O.A.S. Secretary General was a visit to the Adjacency Zone. There he witnessed a program dedicated to the culture of Belize. [...]

B.D.F. Commander Discusses Helicopters

The two helicopters gifted to the B.D.F. by the Government of Taiwan have been assembled and are ready for use. Part of their regular schedule of activities will bring them [...]