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Belize Red Cross Partners with CARPHA for Mosquito-Based Disease Survey

The Belize Red Cross is teaming up with the Caribbean Public Health Agency to launch
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Sagicor Financial Sponsors Award Categories at Caribbean Media Awards

For the fourth consecutive year, Sagicor Financial Company will be sponsoring two award categories in
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CARICOM Heads of Government Meeting Set to Begin in Georgetown,

Leaders from across the region are gathering in Georgetown Guyana this weekend for the 46th
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The BACC joins the organizers for the ‘Belize Diaspora Summit’

Earlier in this newscast, we told you of the Belize American Chamber of Commerce, led
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Belizean Man Gunned Down in Tulum: Drug Trade Connection Suspected

There is a second murder to report tonight.  In this case, a Belizean man was
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Belize Monitors Screw-Worm Outbreak in Costa Rica: Agricultural Concerns Raised

The Ministry of Agriculture has expressed concerns over reports of a screw-worm outbreak in Costa
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Foreign Minister Fonseca Meets with Diplomatic Counterparts, Emphasizes Bilateral Relations

Belize’s new Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Francis Fonseca has hit the ground
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Belize Pushes for Regional Economic Integration in Talks with IDB

Minister of State, Christopher Coye, recently returned from Guatemala where he led a delegation to
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Meeting with Guatemalan Officials Promises Economic Boost

A Belize delegation to Guatemala has met with the Minister of Public Finance where several
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Salvadorans in Belize Cast Votes in Historic Presidential Election

Salvadorans from across Belize got a chance to vote in their country’s presidential election. The
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Belize Mourns Passing of Retired Jamaican Judge Justice Cecil Dennis

The Government of Belize has expressed its condolences following the passing of retired Jamaican judge
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Refugee Department Confronts Misinformation Challenge on Social Media

Current figures on the refugee front indicates that the current number of refugees in Belize
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Belize-Trinidad Trade Talks: Agriculture in Focus

Belize’s agricultural products may soon be on their way to Trinidad and Tobago. Today, the
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Belize and Trinidad and Tobago Seek to Strengthen Bilateral Trade

Belize and Trinidad and Tobago are working to strengthen bilateral trade relations by increasing access
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Border Security Director Reveals Hundreds Granted Refuge

As authorities are on the lookout for the four persons traveling on fake Israeli passports,
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Belize Defence Force’s Haiti Deployment in Limbo as Kenya Declares

Troops of the Belize Defence Force (BDF) continue to train for deployment to Haiti as
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Ministry of Immigration Set to Launch Migration Policy: Collaboration with

The Ministry of Immigration, in alignment with the PUP’s True Blue manifesto is preparing to
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Jamaican Reggae Legend Pluto Shervington Passes Away at 73

Jamaican Reggae singer and producer, Pluto Shervington, passed away at the age of 73. According
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Belize Judiciary Mourns Passing of Retired CCJ Judge Jacob Wit

Belize’s Chief Justice, Madam Louise Esther Blenman, of the Senior Courts of Belize, on behalf
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Foreign Minister Francis Fonseca Aims for Sarstoon Protocol with Guatemala’s

Belize’s new Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Francis Fonseca, says he is hopeful
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US Special Presidential Advisor Christopher J. Dodd to Visit Belize

The US Special Presidential Advisor (SPA) for the Americas, Christopher J. Dodd, is expected in
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GOB seeks funding for $100 Million Wastewater Treatment Project

President of the Central American Bank for Economic Integration (CABEI), Ana Gisela Sanchez Maroto, is
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Caribbean Region Faces Drier Weather: Belize Among Areas at Risk

The Caribbean region can expect an even drier weather than usual.  The Barbados-based Caribbean Climate
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Grenadian Attorney Derick Sylvester Appointed High Court Judge in Belize

Attorney-at-law Derick Sylvester is due to leave the island of Grenada on Thursday, January 4
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Mexican Navy Seeks Belize’s Help in Locating Missing Resident After

The Mexican Navy is seeking Belize’s assistance in locating Quintana Roo resident Manuel Candelario Ceballos
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Belize’s New High Commissioner to Guyana Presents Credentials, Praises Strong

Belizean diplomat, Gale Miller-Garnett presented her credentials today to Guyana’s President, Dr Irfaan Ali.  President
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Guatemala’s Application to ICJ: PM Briceno Anticipated Move in Belize’s

Earlier this week, we told you of Guatemala’s application to the International Court of Justice
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Belize Urges Respect for International Law Amid Venezuela-Guyana Tensions

Another territorial issue that Briceno commented on was the reported high handedness of the Venezuelan
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Guatemala Seeks Involvement in Belize-Honduras Dispute Over Sapodilla Cayes

Guatemala has applied to the International Court of Justice to be an interested party in
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Opposition Leader Supports Guyana in Ongoing Territorial Dispute with Venezuela

Barrow also weighed in on the ongoing territorial issue with Venezuela and Guyana, reiterating support
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Guatemala Requests ICJ Intervention in Belize-Honduras Dispute Over Sapodilla Cayes

Guatemala is asking the International Court of Justice (ICJ) to approve an intervention in the
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Belize and El Salvador Launch Negotiations for Partial Scope Agreement

Belize and El Salvador are working to increase trade relations with the establishment of a
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Belize Stands with Guyana: Government Expresses Concern Over Venezuela’s Annexation

The Government of Belize is standing in solidarity with the people of Guyana amidst threats
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Guatemala’s Election Controversy: Prosecutors Threaten to Annul President-elect Arevalo’s Victory

Guatemala’s Prosecutors have threatened to annul the victory of President-elect Arevalo in today’s general elections.
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Maya Land Tenure Progress Report: Minister Introduces Draft Policy in

Minister of Indigenous Affairs, Dolores Balderamos Garcia, rose in the House of Representatives this morning
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CDU Urges CARICOM Action Against Maduro’s Threats to Guyana’s Sovereignty

The Caribbean Democrat Union (CDU) expresses deep concern over the current situation with its CARICOM
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Belizean Students Shine at Model Organization of American States (MOAS)

A delegation of Belizean students earned international recognition after putting on stellar performances at the
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Belize, Guatemala, and US to Discuss Combating Illicit Activities Along

Belize will meet with Guatemala and the United States to discuss combating illicit activities along
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Six Belizean Athletes to Compete in Copa Revolucion Track and

Six young athletes, including the reigning Queen of the Bay, Kendall Morgan will represent Belize
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Belize Defense Force and British Army Conclude Joint Training Program

Today, the Belize Defense Force and the British Army Training and Support Unit Belize (BATSUB)
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OAS Discusses Guatemala’s Rule of Law Challenges and Democratic Transition

The Permanent Council of the Organization of the Organization of American States (OAS) held a
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Inclusion of Guatemalan Navy to hopefully positively impact tensions in

 While Belize and Guatemala continue working towards settling the territorial differendum at the ICJ, incidents
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Belize and Mexican Naval Officials Confer Amidst Rise in Criminal

Senior members of the Belize Coast Guard met with their counterparts from the Mexican Navy
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Prime Minister Briceno Counters Guatemala’s Sarstoon Accusations

In related news, Prime Minister Briceno also weighed in on the statements made by Guatemala’s
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Belize Gains Recognition for Its Geographical Significance in Migration Issues

Belize is getting more attention from the United States after its geographical location is finally
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Prime Minister Briceno Discusses Climate Change and Migration with US

With Belize given a seat at the table, a variety of issues was discussed ranging
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Belize Appeals to US for Assistance in Building Migrant Detention

With many factors at play when it comes to migration, Prime Minister Briceno has made
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Amnesty Program Grants Permanent Residency to Over 12,000 Migrants

Next year, over twelve thousand migrants from thirty -two different countries will receive permanent residency
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Belizean Delegation Attends Gender Equality and Sustainable Development Dialogue in

The National Assembly of Belize was represented in Saint Lucia at a Multi-Stakeholder Dialogue on
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Leader of the Opposition Calls for return to two state

Leader of the opposition, Moses “Shyne” Barrow is calling for a return to the two-state
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Belize Defence Force Prepares to Aid Haiti in Fight Against

The Belize Defence Force (BDF) plans to send its best and brightest soldiers to Haiti.
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Belize Defense Force Soldiers Return to Sarstoon Forward Operating Base

Soldiers of the Belize Defense Force have returned to the Sarstoon Forward Operating Base. The
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Dr. Leroy Almendarez Re-elected Deputy Chairperson of Caribbean Export Development

Belize’s Dr. Leroy Almendarez, Executive Director of (BELTRAIDE) has been unanimously re-elected Deputy Chairperson of
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Former Prime Ministers condemn Israel’s genocidal assault on Gaza

The Right Honorable Said Musa and the Right Honorable Dean Barrow, Belize’s only living past
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5.4 Magnitude Earthquake Shakes Jamaica, No Injuries Reported

Jamaica was rocked by a 5.4 magnitude earthquake this morning that sent people scrambling for
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Pallotti High School Team Clinches Gold in 2023 Samsung Solve

A team of talented young ladies from Pallotti High School returned to the country today
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Migration and Belize

Migration: it is a hot-button issue across the regions and continents, but for a small
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IOM to Partner with Belize Government for Comprehensive Village Survey

The International Office of Migration in Belize (IOM) is looking to partner with several government
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Hurricane Otis Strikes Acapulco with Unprecedented Fury, Leaving Mexico in

Belize’s neighbors in Mexico have incurred tremendous losses after Hurricane Otis slammed the tourist destination,
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Belize Participates in Multinational Effort to Address Irregular Migration

Belize is joining forces with several Latin American countries to stem the irregular flow of
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Minister of Home Affairs says Investigation needed into Guatemalan Armed

The Minister of Home Affairs says Belize needs to investigate the possibility of the Guatemalan
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Belize Joins HEARTS in the Americas Initiative to Improve Cardiovascular

The Ministry of Health and Wellness with assistance from the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)
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Belize’s Minister of Health and Wellness Attends Regional Meeting on

Belize’s Minister of Health and Wellness, Kevin Bernard, is in Brazil attending a regional meeting
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CARICOM/Canada Summit Addresses Regional and Global Issues

The CARICOM/Canada Summit officially opened today in Ottawa, Canada.  The summit is being led by
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Belize’s National Men’s Football Team Prepares for Crucial Rematch Against

Belize’s National Men’s Football Team is facing off against Bermuda tomorrow in its second game
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Prime Minister John Briceno Addresses Sarstoon River Tensions Amid Drug

Belizeans are being chased from the Sarstoon due to drug trafficking, and not the territorial
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Cabinet Discusses Deployment of Belizean Soldiers to Haiti

Cabinet met this week for their regular session with the deployment of Belizean soldiers to
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Prime Minister Wraps Up Toledo District Tour with Focus on

The Prime Minister has wrapped up his tour of the Toledo District where he met
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Minister Mai Attends Caribbean Week of Agriculture in the Bahamas

Minister of Agriculture, Food Security and Enterprise Jose Abelardo Mai is in the Bahamas for
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Belize Government Considers Deployment of Military Personnel to Haiti Relief

The Government of Belize is yet to confirm the deployment of military personnel to Haiti
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Belize Advocates for World Bank’s International Development Association Membership

Belize is lobbying to become a member of the World Bank’s International Development Association (IDA).
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Commonwealth Secretariat Launches Debt Transparency Handbook for Caribbean Governments

The Commonwealth Secretariat has launched a new debt transparency handbook that offers governments, including those
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Belize Expresses Concern Over Guatemala Protests and Blockades

Foreign Affairs Minister, Eamon Courtenay, has noted that Belize is increasingly concerned by the developments
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Belize to Send Troops to Haiti to Assist in Fight

Belize is preparing to send troops to Haiti to assist in the fight to free
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Belize Considers Sending Troops to Haiti Amid UN Approval

The matter of Belize sending troops to Haiti will be tabled at the next Cabinet
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Belizean Delegates Address Climate Change and Gender Equality in Mexico

Senator Isabel Bennett Moody and Senior Clerk Assistant Eudice Gibson represented Belize at two parliamentary
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Belize Seeks to Boost Exports Through Trade Agreements with Neighbors

And while domestic exports are down for the third quarter of this year, the government
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Belize Joins Caribbean and Central America in Celebrating Wellness Week

This week, Belize is joining with countries within the Caribbean and Central America to celebrate
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Belize’s Minister Appeals to UN for Aid in Haitian Crisis

Minister Courtenay also spoke on the crisis in Haiti, appealing to the United Nations to
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Foreign Affairs Minister Addresses Cuba Sanctions

Courtenay also spoke on the lifting of the embargo against Cuba, the inclusion and acceptance
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Salvadoran Delegation Bolsters Trade Ties with Belize in Official Visit

A Salvadoran delegation led by El Salvador’s Minister of Agriculture, Oscar Enrique Guardado Calderon, is
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Belize Seeks to Capitalize on Rice Export Opportunity

There is great potential for Belize to increase its exportation of rice.  With India’s recent
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El Salvador’s Agriculture Minister Visits Belize, Progress on Bilateral Agreement

El Salvador’s Minister of Agriculture, Oscar Enrique Guardado Calderon, is in Belize with a delegation
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Will Belize deploy troops to crisis-hit Haiti ?

Belize is preparing to deploy members of its security forces to assist in the crisis
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New Guatemalan Ambassador Presents Credentials to Belize Governor General

A new Guatemalan Ambassador to Belize presented his credentials to the Governor General.  His Excellency
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Prime Minister Briceno Addresses UN General Assembly on Poverty Reduction

Prime Minister John Briceno is at the United Nations in New York, USA, attending the
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Deputy Prime Minister Cordel Hyde Addresses G-77 and China Summit

On Friday, we told you of the Deputy Prime Minister’s travel to Cuba for the
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Prime Minister Briceno Attends Belize Dallas Day in Texas

Prior to traveling to New York, Prime Minister Briceno made a brief stop into Dallas,
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Deputy Prime Minister Cordel Hyde Represents Belize at G-77 and

Deputy Prime Minister, Cordel Hyde is in Cuba where he will be representing Belize at
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EU Supports Belize’s Fisheries Sector with Equipment and Training

The European Union is supporting Belize’s fisheries sector by increasing the country’s capacity to test
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Belize Participates in Regional Training on Waste Management in Jamaica

Belize is one of the countries represented at the regional training and technical exchange on
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Opposition Calls for Action After Guatemalan Forces Remove Belizean Flags

The Leader of the Opposition, Moses Shyne Barrow, has issued an official statement this morning
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Territorial Differendum Between Belize and Guatemala Awaits International Court of

The territorial differendum between Belize and Guatemala remains a live matter at the International Court
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Belize Deliberates Sending Personnel to Assist in Haiti’s Humanitarian Efforts

Belize is currently deliberating the possibility of sending personnel to Haiti to assist in humanitarian
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High-Level US Delegation Strengthens Bilateral Relationship with Belize

The United States of America is looking to strengthen its bilateral relationship with Belize to
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US Officials Collaborate with Belize to Combat Transnational Crime Surge

One of the main areas of focus during the delegation’s visit was transnational crime in
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US Government Contributes $10 Million to Belize’s Amnesty Program

In 2022, the US Government, via its Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration, contributed almost
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UK Introduces Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA) Requirement

Next year, Belizeans traveling to the United Kingdom will need an Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA)
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