Belize has set NO date for referendum

Belize has not set a date for its referendum as yet, but according to the Vice President of Guatemala, Jafeth Cabrera, Belize’s national referendum will be held in May of this year. Cabrera told the Guatemalan media that  he was informed of this by Belize’s Foreign Minister,...

GOB clarifies Minister Elrington’s Comments on Guatemalan Referendum

Yesterday we told you about the PUP press release demanding that Minister Wilfred Elrington clarify his statements made in interview with Channel 5, where Elrington said that Guatemala would have to go to referendum to adopt any decision made by the ICJ. The PUP said that...

Guatemalan Foreign Affairs minister visits Adjacency Zone

Hon. Wilfred Elrington, Minister of Foreign Affairs, along with his counterpart, Her Excellency Sandra Joval Polanco, Foreign Minister of the Republic of Guatemala, paid a joint official visit to the Office of the Organization of American States (OAS) in the Adjacency Zone at the...

Mario Vernon family continue quest for justice

Mario Vernon is the young man who was shot and killed in Punta Gorda over a month ago at the hands of a police officer. The officer, PC Tevin Aranda, was charged for manslaughter, as he reported that Vernon had a gun and was being pursued when Vernon turned around and aimed the...

Minster of Home Affairs well pleased with Compol

There were 142 murders in 2017 according to the police statistics. Last month, the first month of 2018, there were already 15 murders.  Reporters asked the Minister of  Home Affairs if there is any plan to remove the Commissioner of Police Allen Whylie, considering the violent...

Former Foreign Minister speaks of Guatemalan soldiers at Western Border

In January of this year, three uniformed Guatemalan soldiers made their way over the Western border and into Belizean territory. Their sauntering into the customs area of the Belizean border was caught on camera where they went over to Belizean customs officials to inquire about...

Taiwan contributes to strengthening Belize Police Department

Belize received US$500,000 from the Republic of China (Taiwan) today, February 15. The donation is to support ongoing efforts aimed at strengthening the Belize Police Department as part of the Security Cooperation that exists between the two countries. The contribution will be...

PUP leader says referendum not likely this year

Yesterday we reported that a new Guatemalan ambassador, Georges de La Roche Du Ronzet, has taken up residence in Belize almost two years after his predecessor Manuel Estuardo Roldan Barillas was recalled. This latest diplomatic move by Guatemala appears to be in tandem with the...

Belize and Guatemala present territorial dispute status to OAS

Today Minister of Foreign Affairs, Wilfred Elrington and Guatemalan Foreign Minister Sandra Jovel made presentations to the Permanent Council of the Organization of American States (OAS). The presentations focused on the  steps being taken by both countries to settle  the...

New Evidence in Ahmad-Brown Case

Yesterday we shared with you a short clip of the interview with Minister of Foreign Affairs Hon. Wilfred Elrington and Muslim activist Nuri Mohamed following a meeting with Fahreed Ahmad’s family, the minister, police, and members of the Muslim community. Today, we will share...

Andrew Bennett to be extradited

Belizean Attorney Andrew Bennett  is one step closer to being extradited. Yesterday, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Hon. Wilfred Elrington signed off on the extradition file sent by the US State Department. Bennett is to face charges for allegedly laundering 250 thousand US dollars...

Police and Minister meet with Ahmad family and Muslim Community

Today, the Ahmad family called another press briefing following the murder of 38 year old Fareed Ahmad, allegedly at the hands of Woman Police Constable 24-year-old Michelle Brown. This is the third press briefing the family has called as they have been complaining of harassment...

Foreign Minister unaware of latest GAF/BTV encounter

<iframe width=”640″ height=”360″ src=”https://www.youtube.com/embed/qkN0CxUWP5c” frameborder=”0″ allow=”autoplay; encrypted-media” allowfullscreen></iframe>Last week we reported on the Sarstoon River Trip...

Amendment to maritime areas act would not help Belize at ICJ

If the people of both Guatemala and Belize vote affirmatively in their separate referendums, the territorial dispute will be taken to the ICJ. The People’s United Party had made a motion in the Senate for a bill to Amend the Maritime Areas Act so that Belize could claim all of...