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Canadian High Commission Donates to Belizean Organizations

Three organizations were recognized today as beneficiaries of the Canada Caribbean Disaster Risk Management Fund. HelpAge Belize, NAVCO and SATIIM have all completed on disaster relief, funded by the Canadian [...]

Academic Opportunities in Canada

Canadian High Commissioner Deborah Chatsis is visiting from Guatemala where the High Commission is located. Her visit coincides with the ongoing Caribbean Conference on Indigenous Peoples and she has taken [...]

Commonwealth Secretary General Arrives in Belize

Baroness Patricia Janet Scotland is the Secretary General of the Commonwealth. She arrived today in Belize on a first visit since her assumption of the post. It is also her [...]

ACP Countries Support Resolution of Guatemalan Claim at ICJ

The Council of Ministers of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group known as the ACP was convened on Tuesday and Wednesday of this week in Dakar, Senegal. Ambassador Dylan Vernon [...]

ITVET Hosts Open House

It is safe to say that the ITVET is a story of success. Enrollment has been growing and so is the selection of programs offered. At an open house today [...]

50 Cal Prepares for Belize/Guatemala Bout

Belize and Guatemala has been constantly in the news cycle the past two weeks.  While the leaders of the two countries are de-escalating tensions at the border, things are actually [...]

Farmers of the Year are Here!

The National Agriculture and Trade Show takes place this weekend at the show grounds in Belmopan.  Thousands are expected to converge there for the event which begins on Friday and [...]

Healthy Living Looks at Polio

Vaccination week in the Americas and across the region; the focus is on countries to expand their coverage of immunization for infants and children. In Belize we have boasted for [...]

A High-level Meeting to Dissuade BTV from Upcoming Sarstoon Trek

Wil Maheia and the Belize Territorial Volunteers are unyielding in their goal to return to the Sarstoon on Saturday where they plan to commemorate the hundred and fifty-seventh anniversary of [...]

Guatemala’s Foreign Minister says BTV Expedition is an Act of Provocation

Tonight, however, the BTV remains undeterred to travel to the Sarstoon over which the Guatemalans are exerting sovereignty and have deployed additional troops in the area. The B.D.F. believes the [...]

Guatemala Will Complain to Inter-American Human Rights Court

The strategy of the government of Guatemala following the shooting of thirteen-year-old Julio Alvarado Ruano is two-fold. It wants an investigation and for those responsible to be taken to trial. [...]

Guatemalan Foreign Minister Says Crisis is not Over

On Monday, Prime Minister Dean Barrow assured the nation that the crisis with Guatemala had been averted and that both he and President Jimmy Morales had agreed to de-escalate tensions [...]

O.A.S. Investigation into Shooting of B.D.F. Staff Sergeant Still Hasn’t Concluded

But back to Brigadier General David Jones…he said today that the investigation into the shooting of Staff Sergeant Richard Lambey remains ongoing, but unofficially, he’s been told that Lambey would [...]

B.D.F. Commander Says Rules of Engagement for Chiquibul Patrol Remains Intact

The rules of engagement for B.D.F. soldiers on patrol near the western and southern borders with Guatemala are a clear set of directives that each officer must follow.  They provide [...]

O.A.S. Confirms Investigation into Shooting Death of Guatemalan Minor

As we have reported, the Organization of American States has been the only organization to “repudiate” the death of the Guatemalan minor at the hands of the B.D.F. even before [...]

First Test for ZIKA Returns from Caribbean Public Health Agency…

The Ministry of Health confirms today that it has received the results of a first test of zika sent to the Caribbean Public Health Agency. The sample sent to CARPHA [...]

…Sample Comes Back Negative

Even though, there is some comfort with the negative result of zika, the Ministry of health is proceeding with its protocols on how to prevent the vector borne disease. Doctor [...]

San Ignacio Salesman Robbed and Shot in Belize City

In the Old Capital last night, a salesman was shot, but survived the incident. Forty-one-year-old Zane Robinson, a resident of San Ignacio, was injured on Tuesday evening while conducting business [...]

Former Pension Clerk Monica Escarpeta Freed of Embezzlement Charges

A theft that occurred at the Treasury Department in a two year period between 2007 and 2009 landed three women before the court. The case against pension clerk, Monica Escarpeta, [...]

A Belize City Butcher is Accused of Stealing from Meat Shop

This morning, twenty-year-old Fernando Guerra, was arraigned in the Belize City Magistrate’s Court for a charge of burglary.  The butcher is accused of stealing four knives, a fan, a meat [...]

B.D.F. Helicopters Launched and Test Flown at Price Barracks

After weeks of assembling and training of pilots, two helicopters were handed over to the B.D.F. today by the Government of Taiwan. The choppers will be used for evacuation and [...]

IMPACT Justice Project Commences Three-day Conference in Belize

The IMPACT Justice Project kicked off today with a three-day conference at the Biltmore Plaza in Belize City. It had the participation of indigenous people from the entire Caribbean including [...]

A First-person Narrative from Father of Slain Guatemalan Minor

The incident in which a Guatemalan minor was shot in the Chiquibul has gone viral, pushed by the highest officials in Guatemala and fueled by the Guatemalan press. At his [...]

An Internet Hub to Expedite Local Online Traffic

The Belize Internet Exchange Point, a coming together of internet service providers to create a local hub for the prompt and expedient exchange of online information, was launched today.  This [...]

Health Workers and Law Enforcement Officers Complete Six-month Training

Health workers as well as law enforcement officers have completed a six-month course on treatment, rehabilitation as well as on reduction of drug consumption among users. Among young people, there [...]