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Patrick Faber Raises Caution Over Majid Khan’s Relocation to Belize

Patrick Faber, the Area Representative for Collet, has taken a different position from his party leader on Majid Khan’s relocation to Belize. On the adjournment of today’s House Meeting, Faber [...]

Gitmo Detainee Majid Khan to Resettle in Belize, 20 Years Later

A forty-two-year-old Pakistani national arrived at the P.G.I.A. earlier today and was met by the Minister of Foreign Affairs.  That individual had spent half of his life thus far, locked [...]

U.S. Government to Foot Majid Khan’s Resettlement Expenses

According to Foreign Minister Courtenay, Khan is being given a second chance at starting his life over after years of abuse and torture while in detention.  Khan arrived in Belize [...]

Will Belizeans Accept Majid Khan Despite his Past?

The initial request was for Belize to consider as many as three detainees from Guantanamo Bay, but on the recommendation of the National Security Advisor, Cabinet only agreed on one [...]

Immigration Minister Addresses Permanent Residence Scandal Involving Chinese Nationals

A group of Chinese nationals arrived in Belize in mid-January with permanent residency cards, although they had never set foot on Belize soil before that trip.  While they were sent [...]

Immigration Minister is Disappointed in Permanent Residence Hustle

According to Minister Courtenay, it was observed that a number of persons were arriving to Belize from an area of mainland China that local authorities from the Immigration Department were [...]

Immigration Minister Explains Passport Hiccup

As for the delay in the issuance of new passports, Minister Courtenay explained the issue that arose out of the orders that were initially made for new travel documents around [...]

Migration Flow Out of Haiti a Regional Issue, Dominican Republic Greatly Affected

And, given the Dominican Republic’s geographic location to Haiti, we asked Foreign Minister Alvarez about the migration challenges his country is facing. The migration flow out of a severely impoverished [...]

Amnesty Project Revisits Belize District as Application Period Winds Down

There are less than four weeks to go before the three-month extension period for the amnesty program expires and the folks at the helm of that project have been busy [...]

UNICEF Supports Host Communities of Irregular Migrants

Aside from the assistance that UNICEF provides the migrants in their application process, the organization also supports the communities where these migrants and refugees live. UNICEF’s Country Representative, Alison Parker [...]

Did Chinese Nationals Attempt to Enter Belize with Irregular Belizean Permanent Residency Documents?

And, police is preparing to launch an investigation into happenings at the Immigration Department, following reports that at least nine Chinese nationals recently entered the country with Belizean documents that [...]

Influx of Haitian Nationals to Belize Strain Local Law Enforcement Services

Belize has become a migration point for Haitian nationals who are intent on entering the U.S. The influx of these CARICOM citizens has caused the Immigration Department to become more [...]

Haitian Nationals Detained Overnight, Allowed to Enter Belize

A group of ten Haitians was officially allowed to enter the country today after they were flagged by immigration officers at the Philip Goldson International Airport. They entered the country [...]

Guatemala Submits Memorial to I.C.J. in Territorial Claim

On Thursday, Guatemala submitted its memorial in the territorial, insular and maritime claim against Belize to the International Court of Justice.  Guatemala’s Foreign Minister Mario Adolfo Bucaro Flores, accompanied by [...]

U.S. Fugitive, Caught in Caye Caulker, Handed over to U.S. Authorities

Earlier this week, U.S. fugitive Aldrick Scott was detained in Caye Caulker and handed over to U.S law enforcement. He is now being held in custody, but Scott is wanted [...]

Has Visa Policy Changed for Haitian Nationals to Belize?

Has cabinet reversed any policy as it relates to Haitian nationals being permitted to enter Belize? While it is something that is on the radar for policymakers, today, during an [...]

U.S. Ambassador to Belize, Michelle Kwan Presents Her Credentials

The last United States ambassador assigned to Belize demitted office in 2016 when the Trump administration took over the White House.  Today, there’s a new diplomatic representative at the U.S. [...]

International Organizations Welcome Government’s Extension of Amnesty Program

The government announced, following its November twenty-ninth Cabinet meeting that it had decided to approve a three-month extension to the current amnesty program. This gives irregular migrants who want to [...]

Belize Takes Honduras to World Court Over Sapodilla Cayes

It caused quite a stir in the upper house a few weeks ago, when the Leader of Government Business introduced a motion to include Honduras’ claim over the Sapodilla Cayes [...]

Amnesty Hubs Wrapping Up As Deadline for Applications Approaches

It’s been running for slightly over three months since it was opened on August second after the Emancipation holiday, but the deadline for the 2022 Amnesty Program is about to [...]

P.M. Says Referendum on Pact Bogota would be a Waste of Time and Money

As we have reported, the opposition is calling for a referendum on Belize’s accession to Pact Bogota. Prime Minister John Briceño says that to hold a referendum on Pact Bogota [...]

Motion Presented in Senate to Include Honduras Claim as Part of I.C.J.Case

A fiery debate topped the Senate’s agenda today on the Belize-Guatemala dispute. It happened when Senator Eamon Courtenay presented a Motion for Belize to accede to the Treaty of Bogota, [...]

A New Belizean Passport is Formally Introduced

After a year and a half of planning and carefully coordinating with a team of designers and technology experts from various departments across the Government of Belize, the Briceño administration [...]

No Increased Fees for Passports

During the senate proceedings today, parliamentarians also weighed on the new passport that the Immigration Department has introduced. Over the past few weeks, information circulating on social media has raised [...]

U.S. Embassy Donates Five Heavy Duty Military Trucks to the B.D.F.

Today, the Belize Defence Force expanded its fleet of vehicles when it was officially handed five heavy duty military trucks. The donation from the U.S. Government is to the tune [...]