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Mexico Donates COVID-19 Vaccines to Belize

The Government of Mexico has donated one hundred thousand doses of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine to Belize. A small ceremony was held at the Phillip Goldson International Airport on Sunday where [...]

PM Briceño in Costa Rica for SICA Event

Prime Minister John Briceño departed Belize on Wednesday for an official visit to San Jose, Costa Rica.  Today, PM Briceño is attending the “Extraordinary Summit of the Heads of State [...]

PM in Costa Rica for SICA-Spain and Talks with Costa Rican President

Prime Minister John Briceño left the country today to begin an official visit to Costa Rica for the Summit of the Heads of State and Government of SICA-Spain. While in [...]

Briceño Talked Trade and Drug Interdiction with Guatemalan President

Last week, Prime Minister John Briceño was in Guatemala for an official visit with President Alejandro Giammattei.  PM Briceño says that it’s the first time a president has invited a [...]

Guatemala’s President Hosts PM Briceño in First Official Visit

Prime Minister John Briceño made his first official visit to Guatemala on Tuesday. This morning he participated in a press conference at the Presidential House with President Alejandro Giammattei Falla. [...]

PM Briceño Makes First Statement

In his statement today at the presidential house, PM Briceño opened by thanking the Guatemala’s President for the invitation and warm welcome. Briceño outlined areas such as commerce, tourism and [...]

Jose Alpuche – Belize’s Ambassador to the Republic of Guatemala

Jose Alpuche, Belize’s Ambassador to the Republic of Guatemala, presented his letters of credentials to Alejandro Giammattei Falla, the President of Guatemala, during a ceremony at the National Palace of [...]

US Embassy Resumes its Routine Non-Immigrant Visa Services

The U.S. Embassy in Belize officially resumed its routine nonimmigrant visa services today June second. These were suspended at the onset of the pandemic, but now, with strict COVID-19 protocols [...]

Froyla T’zalam Installed as Governor General

Today, a new chapter in Belizean history is being written as an indigenous woman takes on the role of Governor General.  Froyla T’zalam, an educator and Mopan Maya originally from [...]

Taiwan Donation to Protect Border Personnel

Much needed masks for the protection against COVID-19 have been donated to the Customs Department by the Embassy of the Republic of China (Taiwan). Five thousand surgical masks were handed [...]

Belize’s Newest UN Ambassador Presents Credentials

Belize’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Ambassador Carlos Fuller, presented his credentials to the Secretary General of the U.N., António Guterres, at the U.N. headquarters in New York on [...]

Belize/Guatemala Joint Commission Meets in Belize

The Belize/Guatemala Joint Commission met today in Belize City, following instructions from the foreign ministers of both countries who met in March at the Adjacency Zone, to reactivate the work [...]

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 [...]