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U.S. Embassy Weighs in on F.T.C.’s Sanctuary Bay Allegations

The United States Embassy in Belize today issued a one-page press release relating to the Sanctuary Belize real estate fraud. It addresses the long list of serious allegations filed by [...]

Belize and Mexico Celebrate 1893 Spencer-Mariscal Treaty

On Sunday representatives from Belize and Mexico met at the border bridge of Subteniente Lopez to commemorate the 1893 Spencer-Mariscal Treaty. This year is the one hundred and twenty-sixth anniversary [...]

U.S. State Department Speaks on Belize’s TIP Ranking

Last week we reported that the U.S. Department of State upgraded Belize in its Trafficking in Persons Report. According to the report, Belize has shown significant progress in victim services [...]

Immigration Raids in the U.S. Are Coming

The U.S. has announced that a number of immigration raids will be conducted. The deportations, while delayed, are intended to remove recently arrived families who are in the United States [...]

A Fair to Commemorate Bilateral Relations between Belize and Taiwan

On Saturday, the Taiwanese Embassy in Belize celebrated the thirtieth anniversary of established diplomatic ties between Belize and Taiwan. Both countries have cooperation in areas such as education, agriculture, climate [...]

Belize Hosts Taiwanese Trade Mission

The Ministry of Investment and Trade has partnered with the Embassy of the Republic of China (Taiwan) to facilitate two investment missions to Belize. These missions are to help increase foreign direct [...]

Belize and Taiwan Signs M.O.U. and Unveil Commemorative Stamps

Today, Belize and Taiwan held a short ceremony to unveil three commemorative stamps and sign an M.O.U. to improve the postal services in Belize. The three stamps are designed to [...]

A Letter of Intent for Tourism Cooperation

A Letter of Intent on a framework for tourism cooperation between Belize and the Republic of China (Taiwan) was signed this evening.  The ceremony coincides with the visit of Doctor [...]

Foreign Minister Elrington on I.C.J. Application

On Wednesday, the International Court of Justice issued a release in which it essentially acknowledges receipt of Belize’s application to have its territorial dispute with Guatemala resolved in that jurisdiction.  [...]

I.C.J. Seized of Belize/Guatemala Territorial Dispute

The International Court of Justice has issued a release informing that it remains in consideration of a matter involving a dispute between Guatemala and Belize via a special agreement which [...]

Transparency and the Road to the I.C.J.

Belize’s notification to the International Court of Justice puts in motion procedures agreed in the 2008 Special Agreement. Within one year, Guatemala will submit its claim after which Belize will [...]

Belize Submits Notification to I.C.J.

It has been a month since the historic May eighth I.C.J. referendum and steps have been taken following the ‘yes’ vote to formalize Belize’s position in taking the territorial dispute [...]

Belize and Guatemala’s Trade Ministers Meet to Discuss Trade Relationship

In other news involving Belize and Guatemala, Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs with responsibility for Commercial Cooperation, Jairo Estrada, called on Minister of Trade and Investment Tracy Taegar-Panton on Thursday [...]

Romanian Ambassador Visits Belize

Earlier this week, Romanian Ambassador Daniela Gitman visited Belize and met with the Prime Minister and other government officials from the Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Education. The visit was [...]

Amendment to the Maritime Areas Act is Soon to be Law

The revised Maritime Areas Act in which Belize is reclaiming all twelve miles of its territorial waters under international law is complete, following the Governor General’s approval of the amended [...]

AG Not Sold on the Idea of Occupying Reclaimed Territorial Waters

Opposition Senator Eamon Courtenay suggested during a meeting of the upper house on Tuesday that Belizeans, including civilians and members of the armed forces, begin to utilize the twelve miles [...]

ACP Countries Commend Belize for Going to the I.C.J.

On Thursday in Belgium, during the one hundred and ninth session of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Council of Ministers, a resolution was adopted that reasserts the firm commitment of [...]

Belize & Guatemala Foreign Ministers Meet at O.A.S. Office in Adjacency Zone

Earlier today, the foreign ministers of Belize and Guatemala, Wilfred Elrington and Sandra Jovel Polanco met at the O.A.S. Office at the Adjacency Zone in the west. The meeting was [...]

Belize Peace Movement Takes Up the Special Agreement Challenge

The People’s United Party has formally withdrawn a case against the Government of Belize in which it was challenging in the Supreme Court the legality of the Special Agreement signed [...]

AG Peyrefitte Weighs in on BPM’s Renewed Legal Challenge

The Belize Peace Movement has decided, following a national planning meeting, to take up a legal challenge commenced by the People’s United Party which it has abandoned following the outcome [...]

Senate Ratifies Amendment to Maritime Areas Act

There was a Special Sitting of the Senate this morning in Belmopan, hard on the heels of a similar meeting of the House of Representatives on Monday to table and [...]

Maritime Areas Amendment Bill Receives Unanimous Yea Vote

Preparations for Belize to take its case before the International Court of Justice, in respect of the unfounded Guatemalan claim, continue to be made, following a historic referendum on May [...]

P.U.P. Formally Withdraws Legal Challenge of Special Agreement

Opposition Leader John Briceño, the only member of the People’s United Party to address the amendment in the house today, spoke on the P.U.P.’s willingness to work with the Barrow [...]

How Much Will Government Pay Assad Shoman?

Ambassador Assad Shoman continues to be a key figure in Belize’s move towards resolving the age-old territorial dispute with Guatemala at the International Court of Justice.  He is one of [...]

House of Representatives Sits on Monday to Amend Maritime Areas Act

Parliamentarians will meet on Monday for a Special Sitting of the House of Representatives. The special sitting will be to primarily amend the Maritime Areas Act. While this step was [...]