: ' guatemala'

It’s the Sibun, stupid!

Click here to read PART I Click here to read PART II. Click here to read FINAL PART. PART I :  March 10, 2016     The Belizean people at all levels of society, at home [...]

BDF presses ahead with conservation posts to curb illegal activities

BELIZE CITY–Belize Defence Force (BDF) Commander David Jones told Amandala today that BDF soldiers and police are already manning the newly established conservation post at Valentin near the Belize-Guatemala border, and they are pressing ahead with [...]

BDF soldiers “face off” armed Guat mob in Caracol

CARACOL, Chiquibul–A week and a day after the brutal murder of Tourism Police special constable Danny Conorquie on Thursday, September 25, at the Caracol ruins inside the Caracol Archaeological Reserve, the protected area was the site [...]

Why Belize is losing the war for Chiquibul

The recent tragic death of police officer Danny Conorquie has cast a spotlight on an issue that has not received the necessary attention from either the Belizean public or the government. A silent war is being [...]

Sedi tones down plea at UN for security assistance

BELIZE CITY–Belize Attorney General, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Wilfred “Sedi” Elrington, told the 69th Session of the General Assembly of the United Nations in New York on Tuesday that security remains one of [...]

Right to the Point: I stand in defence

I am forty-five years old and during that short lifetime I have had the privilege of living the experience of a woman 80 years old … I have travelled into the most remote places of Belize [...]

Cayo tour guides protest on Independence Hill

BELMOPAN, Thurs. Oct. 2, 2014 A crowd of about 60 people of the Cayo Tour Guides Association converged on the Independence Hill in Belmopan, where they conducted a protest today in front of the House of [...]

Carlos Raúl Morales is Guatemala’s new Foreign Minister

BELIZE CITY–Guatemala’s president announced changes to his Cabinet on Monday, September 8, including the installation of a new Foreign Minister to replace Fernando Carrero, who will assume the position of Gert Rosenthal as Guatemala’s Permanent Representative [...]

More Belizean boots at the border, but when?

BELIZE CITY–Last week, we told you of reports of expanding incursions by Guatemalans into Belize, including survey lines being pegged as many as 5 miles inland and the construction of 9 dwellings inside the Chiquibul National [...]

Guat farmers marking survey lines several miles inside Belize: FCD

BELIZE CITY–Incessant illegal encroachments by farmers from Guatemala into the Chiquibul Forest, and particularly the Chiquibul National Park and the Caracol Archaeological Reserve, could be exacerbated by the worsening drought in the neighboring country, which has [...]