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New CARICOM Sec. Gen. Weighs In on De-Risking in the Region

Earlier in the newscast we told you about the pending appointment of Belize’s Doctor Carla Barnett to the post of Secretary General of CARICOM. During our zoom interview, Barnett also [...]

Minister of National Defence and Border Security Meets with Guatemala’s Defence Attaché

Guatemalan Military official were in Belize on Tuesday to meet with their Belizean counterparts.  Guatemala’s Defence, Military, Naval and Air Attaché Brigadier General Rember Yonivan Menendez Gasparico held meetings with [...]

G.O.B. Speaks on Israel Palestine Violence

Recent attacks by Israeli officials against Palestinians has prompted to Government of Belize to issue a release condemning the acts of violence. On Friday of last week Israeli officials used [...]

Belize Calls for Access to COVID-19 Vaccines during CARICOM Meeting

The Twenty-Fourth Meeting of the Council for Foreign and Community Relations of the Caribbean Community was held virtually on May sixth and seventh, 2021 under the chairmanship of Eamon Courtenay, [...]

Buckingham Palace Approves Froyla Tzalam for GG

It is official – Buckingham Palace has approved the appointment of Froyla Tzalam as the next Governor General of Belize. Over the weekend, News Five spoke with Tzalam who was [...]

G.G. Colville Young Retires!

Sir Colville Young officially left the Office of the Governor General today at an official ceremony held to honor his life of service to the people of Belize. The Governor [...]

MFA Sets the Record Straight on Corona Reef

On Tuesday, environmental activists Giovannie Brackett and Wil Maheia spoke out against government, following a joint release issued by the Ministry of Blue Economy, the Fisheries Department and TIDE last [...]

U.S. Embassy Invests Over $400,000 in Equipment to Belize Coast Guard

Today, the Belize Coast Guard received a hefty donation from the U.S. Government in the form of outboard engines and night vision goggles to help in its crime fighting efforts [...]

When Will a U.S. Ambassador to Belize be Chosen?

Chargé d’affaires Keith Gilges of the U.S. Embassy in Belize says his mission is coming to an end in the next four months. President Biden is expected to appoint an [...]

U.S. Embassy Resumes Consular Operations

The United States Embassy in Belmopan is resuming its operations after almost a year of dormancy due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  During that time, there has been a significant backlog [...]

Less Applicants Due to COVID-19 Pandemic

With consular activities resuming, are there any new changes to existing procedures that applicants must be aware of?   Mellissa Sandoval, Vice Consul, U.S. Embassy “So generally speaking, in alignment [...]

Meet the New Taiwanese Ambassador to Belize

The new Ambassador to Belize for the Republic of China (Taiwan) has presented his credentials to Governor General Sir Colville Young.  Ambassador David Kuan-Chou Chien conveyed greetings from the President [...]

Belize-Taiwan Bilateral Cooperation Extended

Belize and Taiwan have signed the 2021-2025 memorandum of understanding on Bilateral Cooperation.  Minister of Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade and Immigration of Belize, Eamon Courtenay and Taiwanese Ambassador Remus Li-Kuo [...]

Belize and Guatemala Strengthen Diplomatic Relations

The inaugural meeting of foreign ministers Eamon Courtenay and Pedro Brolo Vila took place on Thursday morning at the O.A.S. Office in the Adjacency Zone.  For many years, Belize and [...]

Expanding Belize’s Export Offerings to Guatemala

The Belize-Guatemala Joint Commission is also being reinvigorated and, through the existing Partial Scope Agreement, trade will be expanded to include other goods and services following a meeting with the [...]

Belize and Guatemala’s Foreign Ministers Meet at Adjacency Zone

Foreign ministers Eamon Courtenay and Pedro Brolo Vila met for the first time this morning at the Office of the Organization of American States at the Adjacency Zone.  The meeting [...]

Guatemalan Foreign Minister to Meet with Minister Eamon Courtenay

The territorial dispute between Guatemala and Belize is before the International Court of Justice, with Guatemala having completed its submissions to the court on its claim of Belize’s land and [...]

Mexico Invites Belizean Businesses to a Virtual Roundtable

They may not be able to sit together in person due to COVID-19, but that is not stopping Belizean and Mexican business counterparts from joining forces. Today, the Embassy of [...]

Belize’s Foreign Minister Talks COVID-19 Response with Canada and CARICOM

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade and Immigration, Eamon Courtenay, has co-chaired the inaugural meeting of the CARICOM-Canada Foreign Ministers’ Group alongside with Marc Garneau, Minister of Foreign Affairs of [...]

Former PM Said Musa Asks U.S. President to Remove Designation and Lift Embargo on Cuba

Former Belizean Prime Minister Said Musa has written to U.S. President Joe Biden in respect to Cuba. Musa tells President Biden that removing the recent designation and lifting the embargo [...]

Foreign Minister Courtenay Addresses Extraordinary SICA Meeting

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade, and Immigration Eamon Courtenay, participated in a virtual extraordinary meeting between Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the Central American Integration System and the UN [...]

UNICEF Country Rep Meets with Foreign Minister

UNICEF Country Rep Alison Parker met with Minister of Foreign Affairs Eamon Courtenay on Wednesday where the UNICEF Rep shared the organization’s priorities and support activities in Belize with senior [...]

An Expansion of the Migrant Hubs

Today, the International Office of Migration in Belize signed an implementation agreement with three local partners to expand the I.O.M.’s Migrant Hubs in three locations.  The hubs are being supported [...]

Upper House to Ratify Old UN Convention

The Senate meets on Thursday in a special sitting to ratify a United Nations convention that will advance Belize’s international obligations as a member of the organization. The United Nations [...]

Charge d’Affaires Keith Gilges Clarifies New U.S. Travel Regulations

While backlash from a possible bad review after the viral video is less of a concern, the tourism sector is bracing for the impact of the new travel regulations being [...]