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Taiwanese Embassy Issues Another Public Caution

For the second time in recent months, the Embassy of the Republic of China (Taiwan) in Belize has issued a public caution. This time it is about an article circulating [...]

Taiwan Commits Monies to Support Belize’s External Representation

On Monday the Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued a release to say that the Republic of China (Taiwan) has given Belize support to facilitate international representation.  According to the release, [...]

DPM Represents Belize at SICA’s VPs Meeting

Deputy Prime Minister Patrick Faber represented Belize at a meeting of the Vice Presidents of the Central American Integration System. The meeting, which was held in El Salvador on Monday, [...]

Accused Rapist Godman Nithyananda Could be Hiding in Belize

A developing scandal in India is being linked to Belize. In the centre of the storm is Godman Nithyananda, a spiritual leader, who fled India, even though his passport had [...]

2 Guatemalan Families Have Settled Illegally on Belize’s Side of the Border

Commander of the Belize Defense Force, Brigadier General Steven Ortega confirmed that two Guatemalan families have illegally settled on Belize’s side of the border in Benque.  The Barrio el Juda [...]

B.D.F. Patrols Barrio el Juda Area Daily

The B.D.F. Commander says that since the Barrio el Juda situation has re-emerged, B.D.F. soldiers are daily patrolling the area with the hopes that other Guatemalans will desist from squatting [...]

Belize is NOT a ‘Safe Third Country’

The government asserts tonight that it has no agreement with the United States as a safe third country. The statement from the government was prompted by an international news article [...]

Jorge Espat Meets with Opposition Leader to Discuss Removal of Guatemalan Squatters

Guatemalan squatters who continue to illegally occupy private property belonging to businessman Jorge Espat on the Belizean side of western border, near the Adjacency Zone, continues to be an issue.  [...]

I.C.J. Bipartisan Committee Functioning Well, says John Briceño

On April tenth, 2019 Belizeans voted in favor of taking the Belize Guatemala dispute to the International Court of Justice to be settled permanently. A month later, Belize submitted its notification [...]

P.U.P. on Sarteneja Link Road

Work for a twenty-seven-mile stretch of road linking Corozal Town to Sarteneja started last week following the inauguration of the fifty-million-U.S.-dollar project. The major infrastructure project is being funded by [...]

Lands Minister Hugo Comments on Guatemalan Squatters

A group of about thirty Guatemalan families continues to illegal settle on a piece of land along the western border in Benque, unwilling to relocate because they are of the [...]

Barrio El Juda – a Guatemalan Community Inching its Way in Belize

The encroachment into Belizean territory was as clear as daylight when we visited Barrio El Juda on the western border on Thursday. Guatemalan families have settled there and their community [...]

Firebrand Activist Geovanni Brackett Calls on G.O.B. to Act Now

Joining the trip to the western border on Thursday was firebrand activist and former COLA President Geovanni Brackett. Brackett saw the developing Guatemalan community that has been inching its way [...]

Belize People’s Front says Belizeans Need to Put Pressure on Government

Nefretery Nancy Marin is the leader of the recently formed Belize People’s Front. Marin was also present during Thursday’s trip to the Barrio el Juda along Belize’s side of the [...]

Guatemalan Community Growing along Western Border in Belize

In the west, a sizeable group of Guatemalan families have set up homes on land belonging to local businessman Jorge Espat. The problem has been building up for some time [...]

Guatemalans Squat in Barrio de Juda, Cayo

Encroachments by Guatemalans are well-known within the Chiquibul. But now, embolden Guatemalan nationals are setting up permanent structures closer to the western border and well within Belizean territory. For years, [...]

Ministry of National Security Says Guatemalan Squatters Have Ceased Illegal Construction

Espat wrote to the C.E.O. in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Pat Andrews on the issue of Guatemalan squatting on his land. Espat tells Andrews that he has waited four [...]

Foreign Minister Says They Are Working to Address “Barrio Judah” Squatters

You may recall that exactly one month ago we told you about a group of squatters along the Belize/Guatemala border. About ten years ago, close to thirty families were relocated [...]

EXPO Taiwan 2019 Returns

EXPO Taiwan 2019 kicked off today at the showroom at the Caribbean Tyres. More than ten businesses from Taiwan are exhibiting their products for three days, starting today. The event [...]

U.S. on Venezuela and Cuba Affairs

The Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs headed by Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Julie Chung concluded a discussion on Venezuela today.  The state of affairs in that South American country remains [...]

A Visit to the Jewel by High-level U.S. Diplomat Julie Chung

Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs, Julie Chung, concluded a visit to Belize today after meeting with various government and private sector representatives, as well [...]

Is China Pushing Predatory Lending and Debt-diplomacy?

Amid the trade dispute between the United States and China, the world’s two largest national economies, is an enduring relationship with Belize and Taiwan.  Chung, in a brief question and [...]

Several Ministers on a Visit in Taiwan

A top heavy delegation is on a visit to Taiwan signalling the strength of relations with that country that has been shaken by the loss of two allies in recent [...]

Guatemalan President says Relations with Belize “Best They Have Ever Been”

Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales addressed the General Debate at the seventy-fourth, General Assembly of the United Nation earlier this month for the last time before demitting office. The outgoing Guatemala [...]

Guatemalan President Bashes CICIG at UN General Assembly

Morales devoted much of his speech and time bashing the United Nations-backed International Commission Against Impunity in Guatemala (CICIG). Last year, President Jimmy Morales did not approve the renewal of [...]