270 CHILDREN ATTENDS BDF VOLUNTEER BATTALION SUMMER CAMP

Over two hundred and seventy children from across the country are in attendance at the 2018 Belize Defense Force Volunteer Battalion summer camp. The camp began on Saturday august 4th and it is being held at the Xuchlin Ha Primary School in Maya Mopan, Belmopan. Plus News caught...

Minister of National Security Visits BDF Cadet Corps Annual Training Camp

Today, Thursday August 9th, Hon. John Saldivar, Minister of National Security, accompanied by the Commander of the Belize Defense Force, Brigadier General Steven Ortega, visited the site of the Belize Defense Force Cadet Corps annual training camp being held at the Kuxlin Ha...

The need for armed escorts on the Sarstoon

Visitors to the Sarstoon River are now being escorted by Belize Defense Force officers during their visit to the river. In previous times, visitors were allowed to visit the Sarstoon River without the need for any authorization or armed forces escort. However, times have changed....

Putting BDF helicopters to good use

On Wednesday we told you about criticisms the Government of Belize received over the use of BDF helicopters during GOB’s consultations with Mayan communities in the remote villages in the south. Critics insinuated that US Capital should have fitted the bill for the fuel, and not...

BDF presence at border areas

On Thursday June 21st, we told you that Hon. John Saldivar, Minister of National Security visited Dolores Village in Southern Belize to meet with Mayan Leaders to discuss border incursion concerns. The meeting was organized after the villages of Otoxha and Dolores asked for BDF...

Military Out-post at the Western Border

Last week Thursday we told you than an inauguration ceremony was held for the Belize Border Project. The Project , which was spear-headed by BDF light engineers, began in mid-May with the purpose of improving fences and gates at the border for better security and efficiency. A...

BDF Summer Camp closing

Over 90 campers took part in the Belize Defense Force Summer Camp over the past two weeks. The camp took place at the BDF base in Ladyville where campers had the opportunity to do some small boat unit training, among other activities.  Our media colleagues in Belize City visited...

More BDF presence in Otoxa, Toledo

When thee media caught  up with P.M. Barrow today, he was asked to comment on the request made, by residents of the Otoxa community, for more BDF presence in order to clear areas where Guatemalan encroachment is taking place. According to P.M. Barrow, a meeting was held with...

Two more persons shot in Belize City

Just three hours later, another shooting left two persons injured; this time on Police Street. 29 year old Emmerson Garnett was shot to the right upper part of the chest while Houston Apolonio received a graze to the left shoulder. Both were taken to the KHMH for treatment....