Security


Human Rights in Belize – Rights of the Child

RESOLUTION ADOPTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY [without reference to a Main Committee (A/54/L.84)] 54/263. Optional protocols to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the involvement of children in armed conflict and on the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography H.E. Mr. Said Musa Prime Minister of Belize The General Assembly, Recalling all its previous resolutions on the rights of the child, in particular its resolution 54/149 of 17 December 1999, in which it strongly supported the work of the open-ended inter-sessional working groups and urged them to finalize their work before the tenth anniversary of […]


Belize 1st National Cybersecurity Symposium

Securing Our Digital Future 24 – 27 April 2017 Belize City, Belize Gain insight on the fundamentals of cybersecurity Learn strategies for protecting your organization Receive updates on government and regulatory plans Network and share ideas with peers and experts Participate in shaping a national cybersecurity framework Hosted by the Belize Public Utilities Commission on behalf of the Government of Belize Message from PUC Chairman Mr. John Avery: The world is more connected than ever before. Today, our connectivity to the global network is critical to the productivity and functionality of our local society. As Chairman of the Belize Public […]


Belize 2017 Crime & Safety Report

As posted at The Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC) Overall Crime and Safety Situation U.S. Embassy Belmopan does not assume responsibility for the professional ability or integrity of the persons or firms appearing in this report. The ACS Unit cannot recommend a particular individual or location and assumes no responsibility for the quality of service provided. THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE HAS ASSESSED BELMOPAN AS BEING A HIGH-THREAT LOCATION FOR CRIME DIRECTED AT OR AFFECTING OFFICIAL U.S. GOVERNMENT INTERESTS. Belize, formerly known as British Honduras, is the only English speaking country in Central America and is located south of Mexico […]


New British Defence Attaché strengthens the UK’s defence relationship with the Guatemalan army

This is who we are looking at to defend Belize. Well, sorry to burst your bubble people, they are in bed with the enemy. From:British Embassy Guatemala City First published:18 April 2016 Part of:Guatemala Colonel David Strawbridge MBE, a serving officer in the British Army, paid a three day visit to Guatemala to initiate his new role as the UK’s Defence Attaché to Guatemala. He assumes the role with over 34 years of military experience including time spent in operational theatres such as Northern Ireland, Kosovo and Iraq as well as peacekeeping in Africa. During this initial visit, Colonel Strawbridge […]


The deafening noise of the Police and Judiciary sytem in Belize

There is a large community of Immigrants in Belize and many have given and keep giving lots to Belize. There has been case after case of crime against visitors and immigrants in Belize with nothing much to nothing at all done by the Police or the Judiciary; all while the embassies of their home nation sit by quietly twiddling their thumbs. I know it’s bad enough that the Government of Belize refuses to invest the money to empower our Belize Police Department and to allow the Judiciary to be independent of political games and abuse; but wrong is wrong no […]


Belize Guatemala Boundary Dispute II

SECRET PAGE 01 STATE 269577 ORIGIN NODS-00 INFO OCT-01 ISO-00 /001 R DRAFTED BY ARA/CEN:LPFEIFLE:CFC APPROVED BY P:PCHABIB ARA/CEN:WMATTHEWS ARA:SASHELTON ARA:TATODMAN ARA/PAN:KGUTHRIE S/S-O:SGOLDSMITH ——————055405 102155Z /62 O P 102126Z NOV 77 ZFF6 FM SECSTATE WASHDC TO AMEMBASSY PANAMA IMMEDIATE INFO AMEMBASSY GUATEMALA PRIORITY AMCONSUL BELIZE PRIORITY AMEMBASSY LONDON PRIORITY S E C R E T STATE 269577 NODIS FOR THE AMBASSADOR FROM HABIB E.O. 11652: XGDS-1 TAGS: PBOR, GT, BH, UK SUBJECT: BELIZE 1. WE UNDERSTAND THAT THE BRITISH AND GUATEMALANS MAY BE NEAR A SETTLEMENT ON THE HUNDRED YEAR-OLD BELIZE DISPUTE. THE SETTLEMENT WOULD INVOLVE A MINOR CESSION OF […]


Belize Guatemala Dispute Settlement Boundary Claim

LIMITED OFFICIAL USE PAGE 01 GUATEM 04345 01 OF 02 121715Z ACTION ARA-14 INFO OCT-01 EUR-12 IO-13 ISO-00 CIAE-00 DODE-00 PM-04 H-01 INR-07 L-03 NSAE-00 NSC-05 PA-01 PRS-01 SP-02 SS-15 USIA-06 OMB-01 ACDA-07 /093 W ——————023266 121801Z /45 R 112354Z JUL 77 FM AMEMBASSY GUATEMALA TO SECSTATE WASHDC 6715 INFO AMEMBASSY LONDON AMEMBASSY MANAGUA AMEMBASSY SAN JOSE AMEMBASSY SAN SALVADOR AMEMBASSY TEGUCIGALPA AMEMBASSY MEXICO AMCONSUL BELIZE USMISSION USUN NY USCINCSO LIMITED OFFICIAL USE SECTION 1 OF 2 GUATEMALA 4345 E.O. 11652: N/A TAGS: PBOR, UK, BH, GT SUBJ: BELIZE 1. SUMMARY: GOG CONTINUES TO CATEGORIZE WASHINGTON TALKS AS SUCCESSFUL. PRESIDENT […]


In Mexico, Crime Is Bigger Than a Crime Boss

Summary The July 11 escape of the notorious Sinaloa crime boss, Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman Loera, from a maximum-security prison in Mexico has drawn considerable Mexican and international media attention. While the brazen and elaborate nature of the escape will add to the lore already surrounding Guzman, the escape itself carries little significance for organized crime in Mexico — though it will place a momentary strain on coordination between U.S. and Mexican law enforcement. The forces that drive the evolution of organized crime and their impact on society in Mexico are simply greater than any single crime boss. Analysis Mexico’s […]


Guatemala news posts video of BTV visit

In the video posted by media house Canal Antigua from Guatemala, they claim that the entire Sarstoon river, including the Sarstoon Island is in Guatemalan territory despite international knowledge and records reveals a clearly demarcated border showing otherwise. As the above image shows, the Island is clearly within Belizean territory. In the video below, it is clear that at least one of the Guatemalan boats pulled right up to the boat with Belizeans and tried to push them into Guatemalan territory (at about 2:35) as was told by members of the BTV crew. All this while the OAS representatives sat […]


The Belize-Guatemala Conundrum

By Nick Pollard Jr. Spain and Great Britain left behind in Central America an unresolved Boundary Dispute between Guatemala and Belize for which there is absolutely no sign of a settlement almost 150 years later after various negotiations have failed even with the immediate arbitration of the O.A.S. Will the dispute be settled in the unforeseeable future by the ICJ or will the Security Council of the United Nations be forced to intervene? Thursday, 9 May 2013 GUATEMALA CANNOT BE TRUSTED IN FUTURE NEGOTIATIONS TO SETTLE THE OLD ANGLO-GUATEMALAN BORDER DISPUTE. Surprisingly, many Belizeans were not taken aback by Guatemala’s […]


The failures of Gang Prevention

This is an interesting report, seeing that Belize is trying to suppress gang activity and so far have been failing miserably at it. I have spoken on this before in discussions noting that the plans rolled out have done nothing more than quite things down for a short period only to make gang activity and crime return with more vengeance. Please take the time to read this report as it is vital to our strategic planning going forward, I will highlight the main points and link to the full report at the bottom of the page; hope the Government of […]