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An Update on Territorial Dispute to the I.C.J.

The deadline is quickly approaching for Belize to submit its memorial on the territorial dispute with Guatemala to the International Court of Justice.  By the rules of the court, much [...]

A Look at Barbados’ Red Tide and New Government Swearing In

In case you missed it this week, the Caribbean island of Barbados saw a total electoral sweep as the  Barbados Labor Party lead by Prime Minister Mia Mottley won all [...]

Thirty-Seven Persons Flagged at The P.G.I.A. For Immigration Offenses

Even as the Ministry of Foreign Affairs was welcoming Costa Rica Foreign Minister to Belize on Tuesday, on that same COPA flight were thirty-seven persons who were flagged at the [...]

Will Belize Impose Visa Requirements for Venezuelans?

During the press conference held by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, it was revealed that visa requirements have been imposed for Venezuelan nationals in several Central American countries. Belize has [...]

Ministry of Tourism Comments on South Americans Denied Entry

The Minister of Tourism and the director of the Belize Tourism Board also addressed concerns over the C.O.P.A. Airlines passengers that have been denied entry during the B.T.I.A. Annual General [...]

PM Mottley’s Party Wins 30 of 30 Seats

Now turning to regional news, the Barbados Labour Party, led by the Prime Minister Mia Mottley, was victorious in the Republic’s general election on Wednesday. The Barbados Labour Party defeated [...]

FM Courtenay Congratulates Mia Mottley on Re-election

Today, Foreign Minister Eamon Courtenay congratulated Barbados Prime Minister Mia Mottley for her party’s landslide win and return to office.   Eamon Courtenay, Minister of Foreign Affairs “I think once [...]

Costa Rican Foreign Minister Seeks Partnerships with Belize

The Foreign Minister of Costa Rica, Rodolfo Solano Quiros, is in Belize to discuss cooperation, tourism, climate change, and migration, among other regional issues.  Today, Belize’s Foreign Affairs Minister Eamon [...]

“Diplomacy of the Ocean” Among Topics with Visiting Foreign Minister

As it relates to cooperation between Belize and Costa Rica for economic growth, Minister Solano spoke about the importance of investing in Belizean entrepreneurs and broadening skill sets.   Rodolfo [...]

Barbados Holds First Elections Since Becoming Republic

Today, Barbados held its first General Elections since becoming a republic.  Prime Minister Mia Mottley’s Labor Party is widely expected to retain control since they held twenty-nine of the thirty [...]

Minister and C.E.O. of Foreign Affairs at CARICOM Virtual Meeting

The forty-eighth Meeting of the Caribbean Community Council of Ministers convened virtually today, under the chairmanship of Minister of Foreign Affairs Eamon Courtenay.  Key issues discussed were the Plan of [...]

U.S. Medical Mission in Toledo Concludes

U.S. Southern Command’s Joint Task Force Bravo today concluded a six-day medical outreach program in the Toledo District in partnership with the Ministry of Health and Wellness.  The joint medical [...]

Marriott Residence Coming to Ambergris Caye

E.C.I. Development is investing fifty-two million dollars in a Marriott-branded hotel on the island of San Pedro.  The hotel will boast over two hundred rooms. Some forty percent of those [...]

Cross Border Shopping and Its Impact on Local Business

We also asked Senator Herrera for his thoughts on the reopening of the land borders, and how local businesses have been able to stay afloat as a result of the [...]

Life Jacket Found: May Be From Missing Honduran Woman

There has been some development in the search for Honduran National, Angie Pena, who went missing on January second near a beach in Roatan, Honduras. Latest information to News Five [...]

Quintana Roo to Enter Yellow Alert

With a new wave of Covid-19 infections now affecting almost every country, in Mexico, the state of Quintana Roo will institute its code yellow alert system beginning January tenth. The [...]

Coast Guard Joins Search for Missing Jet Skier

The Belize Coast Guard is currently assisting with a desperate search to locate a woman who went missing at sea on the second of January. Twenty-two year old Angie Pena [...]

Brace for the New, Extremely Contagious IHU Variant

The presence of the Omicron variant has still not been confirmed in Belize, only suspected. And already, there is another variant detected in France. So, as Belize braces for the [...]

Random Testing of Hotel Staff As Cases Increase

This week, Belize’s hotel industry has begun to see more COVID cases among both their staff and guests. This morning on Open Your Eyes, industry spokesmen discussed the problems they [...]

B.T.B. to Big Spenders: “Welcome to Belize”

And while Barrow meets with West and his entourage, Minister of Tourism, Anthony Mahler commented briefly on the benefits of celebrity and influencer visits to Belize.   Anthony Mahler, Minister [...]

Yeezy Touches Down in the Jewel, Yeezus Walks on Prince Island

Diehard fans of megastar Kanye West are still digesting DONDA, his long-delayed body of work that was released on August twenty-ninth, some are still reminiscing about the Old Ye.  Others [...]

Nicaragua Seizes Former Taiwanese Embassy

In regional news, this week the Nicaraguan government took over the embassy used by the diplomatic mission from Taiwan, saying the property belongs to China.  This follows the breaking of [...]

Taiwan Provides Financial Support for Medical Imaging Project

The Government of Taiwan has given the Ministry of Health and Wellness four hundred and sixty thousand U.S. dollars to be used for the Picture Archiving and Communication System (PACS) [...]

Poverty Alleviation Funds from Millennium Challenge Grants

The U.S. Embassy Belize has announced that the U.S. Government-funded Millennium Challenge Corporation has selected Belize for a five-year grant to fund local programs aimed at reducing poverty and stimulating [...]

Belize and Mexico Cooperate Following Orange Walk Murder

Police are collaborating with their Mexican counterparts for the return of two brothers who are wanted for the murder of their uncle. Enrique and Shamir Teyul are suspected of the [...]