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Jamaica PM Says He is Not Engaging in a Policy to Divide CARICOM

Belize’s Foreign Minister Wilfred Elrington is among a group of ministers from seven other countries meeting with the U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo who is in Kingston, Jamaica. The [...]

Caribbean Leaders Meet in Kingston, Jamaica

In a matter that has regional importance, the prime ministers of Barbados and Trinidad and Tobago are not participating in a meeting with the U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. [...]

Migrant Caravan from Honduras Makes Way into Mexico

A group of about one thousand migrants from Honduras and elsewhere from Central America have made their way into Mexico after travelling for several days through neighbouring Guatemala. The migrants [...]

No Migrants Entered Belize

On Friday, the caravan was spotted by the Cadena’s operating base near Belize’s border with Guatemala. The splinter group comprised of about fifteen to twenty persons who authorities feared would [...]

Belize’s Concerns About Migrant Caravan

The National Security Council comprised officials from the ministries of National Security, Human Development and Immigration. While some of the migrants are in search of a better life, others are [...]

Guatemalan Prez Wants to Meet with G.O.B.

As you know, a new government took over in Guatemala this week. The president is conservative Alejandro Giammattei, and while not much was heard from him in respect of the [...]

Migrant Caravan Spotted from Cadenas Outpost

There is a developing story tonight on a caravan of Central American migrants heading north in search of a better life. Thousands of men, women and children left Honduras a [...]

C.E.O. Pat Andrews Resigns

One more issue from the Prime Minister. Chief Executive Officer in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Patrick Andrews has tendered his resignation. Andrews, who was appointed in 2017 after he [...]

Alejandro Giammattei is the New President of Guatemala

At this time, the inauguration of the new Guatemalan president, Alejandro Giammattei, has been delayed for hours.  The event is to take place at the National Theatre in Guatemala City, [...]

Guatemalan Nominates Judge for I.C.J. Territorial Dispute Case with Belize

Foreign Affairs Minister Wilfred Elrington confirmed to the media today that Guatemala has nominated a judge who will sit on the bench to hear submissions on the territorial, insular and [...]

Guatemalans Remain on Belizean Land

Two Guatemalan families remain settled on Belizean territory along the western border. They are residing in an area known as Barrio el Juda and the property belongs to businessman Jorge [...]

U.S. Chargé d’Affaires on Plans for 2020

In 2018, Keith Gilges assumed duties as Chargé d’Affaires for the U.S. Embassy in Belize. The career Foreign Service Officer has been working closely with government agencies and groups to [...]

The Implications of Sending Asylum Seekers to Peten, Guatemala

Gilges also spoke about the U.S. proposal to transfer rejected asylum seekers to Peten, Guatemala. This he says could have negative implications on Belize and as such has been communicated [...]

Faber and Saldivar Issue Prime Ministerial Messages to Taiwanese Government

Two letters were dispatched today to the government and people of Taiwan. One was from the acting Prime Minister Patrick Faber to the President of Taiwan and the other was [...]

Belize Supports Resolution to Reject Violence in Bolivia

At the Organization of American States, Belize joined seventeen other countries in voting for a resolution rејесtіng vіоlеnсе in Воlіvіа and саllіng for full rеѕресt of the rights of the [...]

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 [...]