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A New Fleet of Vessels for the Belize Coast Guard?

The Belize Coast Guard is in the process of revamping its fleet of seagoing vessels and earlier this week the maritime law enforcement agency was gifted with a newly-built watercraft [...]

Coast Guard is Gifted a New Seagoing Vessel

This afternoon at the Coast Guard Headquarters in Belize City, a twin engine marine vessel was handed over to the maritime law enforcement agency to aid in the fight against [...]

Carnival Day was Incident Free Say Police

This year’s Carnival Road March came and went without major incidents. That’s because the Belize Police Department went into overdrive on Friday night to ensure that the celebration weekend was [...]

Police meet with residents in Santa Elena after recent gun violence

Police were back in the hot spots in Santa Elena Town this afternoon but not as part of their investigations into the two recent cases. Officer Commanding Superintendent Henry Jemmott [...]

ComPol Williams Says Police Department Must Enforce Discipline

According to Commissioner Williams, the police department has been grappling with the issue of public perception where it concerns intra-departmental discipline of its officers. The fact that the former adjudicator [...]

GAF Crosses Over Into Belizean Waters at Sarstoon

Over the weekend, a trip to the Sarstoon by SATIIM was completed without interruption from the Guatemalan Armed Forces.  But it was not the case this morning when a small [...]

National Security Minister Comments on Latest Sarstoon Showdown

National Security Minister John Saldivar says he was surprised when he was informed that Guatemalan Armed Forces continued to attempt to prevent Belizeans from traveling on the Sarstoon River.  That [...]

Belize Protests GAF Aggressive Behaviour at the Sarstoon

An incident on the Sarstoon has prompted a reaction from the Government. An excursion led by Will Maheia transporting members of SATIIM, an N.G.O., was stopped in its tracks and [...]

Recruiting the Best Men and Women to Join the B.D.F.

The B.D.F. is looking for a few good men and women to add to its ranks and over the weekend the force concluded the first phase of its recruitment process [...]

Belizean Coast Guard Female Lieutenant Makes History

Lieutenant Alma Pinelo received the honor graduate award after she successfully completed the International Maritime Officer Course at the U.S Coast Guard Training Center in Virginia, U.S.A. Lieutenant Pinelo is [...]

Belize Coast Guard Making Strides at Fuerzas Commando Competition

Earlier this month, the Belize Coast Guard Special Operations Group deployed to Santiago, Chile to participate in the fifteenth Annual Fuerzas Commando Competition. The seven-man team is competing against nineteen [...]

Sailboat “Shambella” Grounded on the Belize Barrier Reef

Two U.S. nationals were rescued on Thursday night after their forty foot sailboat “Shambella” grounded on the Belize Barrier Reef. At around eighty thirty pm, the Belize Coast Guard received [...]

2 U.S. Nationals Rescued by Coast Guard Officers

According to Lieutenant Soberanis, the couple was making their way from Cuba to Rio Dulce in Guatemala. Soberanis says that the captain of the vessel is currently detained at Hunting [...]

Belize Coast Guard Prepares for 2019 Atlantic Basin Hurricane Season

Lieutenant Gregory Soberanis of the Belize Coast Guard led an informational session to discuss the Coast Guard’s state of readiness for the 2019 Atlantic Basin hurricane season.   Lt. Gregory [...]

BSAG Storms the Old Petrojam Building in Libertad

The Belize Defence Force is in the process of culminating its Belize Special Assignment Group special operator course and today, one of several exercises was carried out by a cohort [...]

There’s Still No Sarstoon Protocol on the Immediate Horizon

A Sarstoon Protocol has been on the books since a meeting in Istanbul, Turkey following a meeting between Foreign Minister Wilfred Elrington and the then Guatemalan Foreign Minister Carlos Raul [...]

US SouthCom Commander Visits Belize

Admiral Craig Faller, Commander of the United States Southern Command, met with Prime Minister Dean Barrow and Minister of National Security John Saldivar earlier today at the Laing Building.  Admiral [...]

PM Comments on Latest Sarstoon Island Incident

In the south, Sarstoon Island and River have been an irritant since Guatemala has been exercising authority in the area.  The latest incident in which a Belizean flag was removed [...]

Minister Elrington Speaks on Latest Sarstoon Incident

On Friday, the Ministry of National Security rejected claims made by Wil Maheia of the Belize Territorial Volunteers that three Guatemalan gunboats blocked citizens of Belize from entering the Sarstoon [...]

Did Guatemalan Gunboats Block the Entrance of the Sarstoon River?

The Ministry of National Security has issued a release essentially rejecting a claim by the BTV’s Wil Maheia in respect of his attempted visit to the Sarstoon on Thursday. According [...]

The GAF Blocks the Mouth of the Belize Side of the Sarstoon

Earlier this month, on April fifteenth, we reported that the Guatemalan Armed Forces attempted to block the Belize Coastguard from travelling on the Sarstoon. Wil Maheia of the Belize Territorial [...]

Tensions at the Sarstoon! GAF Blocks Belize’s Security Forces

At around ten-thirty this morning, tensions were running high as members of the Guatemalan Armed Forces attempted to block the path of members of the Belize Coast Guard.  Video footage [...]

Inside the Chiquibul: A Deeper Look at Illegal Cattle Ranching

The vast Chiquibul Forest in the south-western region of Belize stretches across more than four hundred and twenty-three acres of land. The tropical rainforest includes the largest cave system in [...]

C.E.O. Enriquez on Sarstoon Incident: “Why Are We Surprised?”

On Tuesday, we showed you the encounter between a News Five team on an excursion in the Sarstoon and members of the Guatemalan Armed Forces. While the Belizean vessel and [...]

Coast Guard Dominates Wonder Woman Competition

The Wonder Woman Competition came to a grueling end this afternoon. The coast guard team ALPHA emerged victorious, defeating four other teams including from the Belize Defense Force and the [...]