The image you are seeing now is a picture of a typical BDF camouflage uniform. It portrays a digital pixelated design first introduced by the Canadian forces in the late 1990’s. Since then a number of countries and Special Forces have adopted the same design concept and made many variations to it. Belize adopted this same design a few years ago somewhere between the tenure of the former and the current BDF Commander: Brigadier General Dario Tapia and Brigadier General David Jones, who came into office last year. It is a simple design donned by many countries even in our own Caribbean neighbourhood.
But during these sensitive times the knowledge of the origin of these vests, proudly worn by Belizean military personnel, has further incensed Belizeans. That is because the company employed to make and design hundreds of these BDF uniforms, paid by your average tax payer, is, in fact, a Guatemalan owned company.
Reliable sources also inform Plus News that another shipment of these uniforms were to come in today but have since been stalled. Guatemala adopted this same pixelated design in the year 2007.