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What’s the Status of U.S. Ambassador to Belize

Three and a half years later and there’s still no U.S Ambassador to Belize. In fact during the presidency of Donald Trump a number of US embassies functioned without an [...]

Tourist Visas to Resume in February 2020, Tentatively

As the pandemic rages on in Belize and abroad, one of the hardest hit countries is the United States.  Locally, the embassy had suspended the processing of tourist visas and [...]

Ilsa Villanueva is British High Commission’s Outstanding Woman of the Year

The British High Commission awarded its first ever Outstanding Woman of the Year Award today. In a virtual presentation, British High Commissioner Claire Evans presented the award to Ilsa Villanueva. [...]

Do You Know “Kelton?”

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is asking for assistance in establishing the identity and nationality of “Kelton.”  He is the man who is stranded in Peten in Guatemala and says [...]

P.U.P. Says It Will Remain Taiwan’s Ally and Friend

Earlier in the newscast John Briceño spoke of a number of issues, we also asked him about a foreign policy matter, relations with Taiwan.  If the People’s United Party becomes [...]

Taiwan Celebrates 109th National Day with Online Competition

Still on Taiwan, that country is celebrating its national day on October tenth. This year because of the pandemic, the celebration will take a different form. Ambassador Remus Li-Kuo Chen [...]

Taiwan & Belize Sign Treaty on Mutual Legal Assistance

The Government of Taiwan has signed a Treaty on Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters with Belize.  On Monday, Minister of Foreign Affairs Wilfred Elrington signed the MLAT with Remus Li-Kuo [...]

Mexican Ambassador Bids Farewell to Belize

On Tuesday, Foreign Affairs Minister Wilfred Elrignton met with Mexican Ambassador Carlos Quesnel Melendez, presenting him with the Key of Friendship in honour of his professional and personal accomplishments. Outgoing Ambassador Quesnel [...]

Mexican Ambassador Presented with a Key of Friendship

Trade is closely linked to diplomacy. According to the affable Ambassador, one of the most noteworthy accomplishments is the exportation of cattle to Mexico. Earlier this month two hundred and [...]

Former Taiwanese President Dies at 97

Belize is joining the government and people of Taiwan in mourning the passing of one of its former presidents, Lee Ten Hu, who died at the Taipei’s Veterans General Hospital [...]

Indian Government Donates Medication to Belizean Government

A donation to assist in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic was received by the Ministry of Health.  It came from a friend in the Commonwealth, the Government of India.  [...]

48 Belizeans Awarded Scholarships to Study in Taiwan

A large group of enthusiastic students are getting ready to travel to Taiwan to take on scholarships.  Over the weekend, they participated in an orientation programme hosted by the Taiwanese [...]

Former Barbados PM Owen Arthur Passes

Owen Arthur, former Barbadian Prime Minister, has passed. Seventy-year-old Arthur died this morning in Barbados. The former PM was hospitalized earlier this month with heart complications. Arthur was Barbados’ fifth [...]

CARICOM is Watching Guyana’s Political Impasse Closely

While we spoke to the Foreign Minister on Monday, we also asked him about the situation in Guyana. Guyana is entering its fifth month of political deadlock since the results [...]

Taiwan Gifts Belize $1 Million Dollars in Medical Equipment!

Taiwan is stepping up big time for Belize with another COVID-19 medical equipment donation. In its latest gift, Taiwan donated a million Belize dollars in equipment and materials for hospitals [...]

O.A.S. to Verify Whether Belizean Soldiers Crossed Over into Guatemala

The Organization of American States is conducting an investigation to determine the geographical location of a team of Belize Defense Force soldiers, who ventured into an area of the adjacency [...]

O.A.S. Asked to Confirm B.D.F. Soldiers’ Location

There is a developing situation along the western border near Jalacte Village. Reports in the Guatemalan media claim that Belize Defence Force soldiers illegally crossed the border into Guatemala.  The [...]

Repatriation Process for Displaced Belizean Abroad Commences

The repatriation process for displaced Belizeans overseas to return home is in the making.  Belize has not recorded another positive case for COVID-19 for more than thirty days and the [...]

What’s the Cost of Quarantine? $110 Per Day!

Belizeans who return home will be required to go into mandatory quarantine at a chosen hotel. They will bear the cost of that quarantine and according to C.E.O. Lou-Anne Burns [...]

Would Belizeans Returning Home Will Be Able To Self Quarantine?

According to C.E.O. Martinez, those returning home will need to adhere to strict safety guidelines. The choice to self-quarantine will be given only to a selected few after they meet [...]

Repatriation Process Can Take A Few Days

The repatriation process for Belizeans will not be achieved over night. According to C.E.O. Martinez, the process can take a few days or even a week. Martinez is asking for [...]

Taiwan Supports Regional MSME’s

Today, the Republic of China reaffirmed its support for the region’s micro, small and medium enterprises executed by the Center for the Promotion of MSMEs, known as CENPROMYPE.  Taiwan signed [...]

Attorney General Comments on Latest Belize/Guatemala Dispute Developments

The Guatemalan Government was granted by the International Court of Justice, a six month extension to submit its memorial on its maritime and territorial claim to Belize. Guatemala cited the [...]

I.C.J. Extends Filing Dates for Belize/Guatemala Territorial Claim

On Wednesday, the International Court of Justice held its first ever virtual plenary meeting. It required the president and the registrar to be available in the deliberation room of the [...]

Second Batch of Cuban Doctors Arrives in Belize

The Cuban government has been deploying teams of doctors and nurses to fight the COVID-19 pandemic across the globe. With considerable experience in combating deadly diseases, the Cuban health personnel are [...]