: ' national security'

Amandala chats with CEO Ret’d. Colonel George Lovell

BELIZE CITY–Major crimes are up by 6% and murders up by over 20%, almost erasing the gains which Belize made in 2013 in reducing the murder rate below triple-digit figures. However, Ret’d. Colonel George Lovell, Chief [...]

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 [...]

Belize-Guat soldiers to patrol volatile western border

PRICE BARRACKS–On Friday, October 10, diplomats and senior military personnel from Belize and Guatemala convened at a high level meeting of the Belize-Guatemala Joint Commission in Guatemala City to discuss national security matters with their counterparts [...]

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 [...]

Respect our army; equip our army

A Belizean died in Great Britain recently who had traveled from here to London and flown combat missions in the Royal Air Force during World War II. His name was Clifton Pinks. He married in England [...]

Sellout of Belize

Dear Editor, In the light of irrefutable evidence gathered by the officer in charge of San Ignacio ASP Dinsdale Thompson, the refusal of the Government to acknowledge that Guatemalan poachers are responsible for the murder 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 [...]

The BDF, the 10th and the border

BELIZE CITY–Each year since the nation’s Independence in 1981, Belize Defence Force (BDF) soldiers, as “Guard of Honor” welcoming dignitaries to the official event, provide the pomp and circumstance for the official St. George’s Caye Day [...]