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Belize Votes a Historic YES to take Territorial Claim to the I.C.J.

It’s a historic YES. Early on Wednesday night, a clear picture began emerging that Belizeans had decided in favour of taking the Guatemalan territorial claim to the International Court of [...]

PM Thanks Belizeans for Voting in I.C.J. Referendum

Prime Minister Dean Barrow was in high spirits this afternoon when he addressed the nation, following the results of a historic referendum held on Wednesday.  While the territorial dispute between [...]

An Olive Branch or an Extended Hand of Friendship?

In admitting that both campaigns have divided the people, PM Barrow has reached out to the Opposition as a show of unity.  This is despite the fact that he is [...]

Maritime Areas Act to be Amended Pronto!

The Maritime Areas Act, once a divisive piece of legislation that caused a rift within the United Democratic Party almost three decades ago, will be revised in the days ahead.  [...]

Will Guatemala’s Disclosure be Made Public to Belize?

Will Guatemala’s disclosure relating to its claim over Belize be made public?  It’s a question that is at the forefront of the minds of many.  After all, Belizeans need to [...]

Successful I.C.J. Referendum Results is an Overwhelming YES Vote for Belize

Belize City comprises ten constituencies with the south side being a traditional stronghold for the U.D.P. and north side normally polling in for the P.U.P. at General Elections.  The battle [...]

Opposition Leader Speaks on Referendum Results

Leader of the Opposition, John Briceño released a pre-recorded statement today, following the outcome of Wednesday’s referendum. In a separate press release, Briceño first thanked Belizeans for being part of [...]

Guatemalan President Celebrates Belize’s Referendum Decision

This afternoon, the Guatemalan Government issued a recorded statement by President Jimmy Morales alongside his Foreign Minister Sandra Jovel. Morales celebrated Belize’s decision to take the territorial dispute to the [...]

Commonwealth Observer Group: Referendum was “Credible, Transparent and Inclusive’

The Commonwealth Observer Group is winding down its visit to Belize. The group was formed by the Commonwealth Secretary-General, Patricia Scotland following an invitation from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs [...]

Names Not on the Voters’ List Was an Issue for Referendum Day

There were several issues raised with the Observer Group as matters of concern. Some potential voters were reportedly being denied the franchise as a result of the inability to produce [...]

Kerosene Goes Up at the Pumps

Fuel prices see another hike as diesel goes up by seventeen cents at midnight tonight. The new pump price increases from ten dollars and twenty-six cents to ten dollars forty-three [...]

Popular Newspaper Vendor is Executed in Belize City

As the counting of ballots was underway in the City, a newspaper vendor was ambushed and executed on Lacroix Boulevard. Thirty-eight-year-old Karl Lamb was speaking to an individual when he [...]

How Did 2 Detainees Escape from Independence Police Custody?

An internal investigation by the Professional Standards Branch is ongoing in southern Belize after two persons in police custody were able to escape from the cellblock inside the police station [...]

1 of 3 Escaped Prisoners Still on the Lam

Meanwhile two of three prisoners who escaped from the Central Prison are back behind bars in Hattieville. Christian Neal, Rafael Mencias and Wilser Echevarria were incarcerated for different crimes from [...]

Nephew Chops Uncle in PG, but is Stabbed in the Process

An elderly man from southern Belize remains hospitalized after he was chopped multiple times by his nephew on Tuesday night sometime around seven o’clock.  Sixty-five-year-old Elias Coleman was in the [...]

Still No Suspect in Lakeview Street Shooting

On Monday night, a Lakeview Street resident was targeted by a gunman in the Old Capital. Osbert Gentle was shot in the neck during a brazen attack in front of [...]

Thomas Requeña is Charged for Stabbing his Common-law Wife

Thomas Requeña, who was wanted by Belmopan police for the stabbing of his common-law wife, Katherine Anthony, is tonight in police custody pending charges for the crime. Anthony was attacked [...]

Orange Walk District Votes YES to the I.C.J.

Back to the referendum….In the Orange Walk District, two of the four constituencies voted in favour to submit the claim to the I.C.J.   Orange Walk South and East voted YES [...]

Corozal District Goes 2 for 2 in I.C.J. Referendum

Further up north in Corozal, the results were similar to those in Orange Walk. The south east constituency went NO where the P.U.P. has been strong for years. The difference [...]

A Resounding NO in Belize Rural South

Our reporters and correspondents were deployed across the country, including La Isla Bonita. The message in the Belize Rural South constituency was YES to the I.C.J.  Admittedly, both the Area [...]

A Split Bag of Results in Toledo Divisions

From north to south….Toledo voters said NO to the I.C.J., but residents in Dangriga, including Sarawee and Hope Creek, voted a resounding YES.  The voter turnout in southern Belize surpassed [...]

Dangriga is for the I.C.J.

Looking at Dangriga, which includes Sarawee and Hope Creek, there are four thousand four hundred newly registered voters; sixty-one percent cast their votes. Unlike Toledo, fifty-nine percent of the voters [...]

Cayo District Votes YES to the I.C.J.

There were surprises in the Cayo District. Cayo South constituency, which is represented by the P.U.P.’s Julius Espat who is a staunch NO supporter, voted YES.  If that was unexpected, [...]