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Global experts focus on cybersecurity in Guatemala

March 25, 2017
Global experts focus on cybersecurity in Guatemala GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala -- Guatemala and other countries of Latin America and the Caribbean must continue to develop a more proactive, all-inclusive response to cybercrime and cyber terrorism. That's the opinion of an international expert panel at a recently concluded regional technology conference.

Internet experts favour Guatemala exchange point

March 24, 2017
Internet experts favour Guatemala exchange point GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala -- Internet service providers in Guatemala have expressed a commitment to explore ways to work together to strengthen the local Internet. This significant step forward for the country's Internet landscape was facilitated by a regional technology conference...

Global tech experts discuss regional internet development in Guatemala

March 22, 2017
Global tech experts discuss regional internet development in Guatemala GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala -- Global technology experts are calling for a collaborative, multisectoral approach to the continued development of a more open, stable and secure Internet in Central and South America and the Caribbean. “For Internet users in many Central American societies...

'Don't worry, be happy' seems to have bypassed the Caribbean

March 21, 2017
'Don't worry, be happy' seems to have bypassed the Caribbean NEW YORK, USA -- The fifth annual World Happiness Report, written by a group of independent experts under the aegis of the United Nations, was published on Monday, but the concept immortalised in song of “Don’t Worry, Be Happy”, often erroneously attributed to Bob Marley, seems to have...

Adventures in Guatemala (Chapter 4 of 6): Beer and bloodshed

March 15, 2017
Adventures in Guatemala (Chapter 4 of 6): Beer and bloodshed Four days into my trip in Guatemala felt like four weeks. I had already experienced so many new things and met so many new people that I was unsure how it could get better. What I had seen of the country left me in a state of constant awe. The beauty. The people. Not one thing had gone wrong.

LACNIC On The Move rolls into Guatemala City

March 14, 2017
LACNIC On The Move rolls into Guatemala City GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala -- Guatemala will host this year’s first edition of the regional technology event LACNIC On The Move, which will take place in Guatemala City on March 20 to 22. LACNIC, the Latin American and Caribbean Internet Address Registry, is holding the three-day...

Commentary: Our Garifuna people exiled from their native homeland in search for the truth

March 14, 2017
Commentary: Our Garifuna people exiled from their native homeland in search for the truth How many Garinagu arrived in Honduras? Let us analyze first the number of Garinagu who were displaced from the big island, as they were placed into the small barren island of Balliceaux, later to Bequia until they finally arrived to Roatán, Bay Islands. How many Garinagu were captured in...

At least 22 teenage girls burnt to death during protest over sexual abuse in Guatemala

March 10, 2017
At least 22 teenage girls burnt to death during protest over sexual abuse in Guatemala GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala -- While the world was happily celebrating International Women’s Day on Wednesday, the international community and Guatemalans were thrown into a state of mourning after news emerged that 22 protesting teenage girls were burnt to death in a fire.

Adventures in Guatemala (Chapter 3 of 6): AK-47s and God

February 16, 2017
Adventures in Guatemala (Chapter 3 of 6): AK-47s and God Slightly hung-over, I stumbled my way out of the hostel property. “You can take a ride with us, bud,” a driver who was bringing backpackers to the city center said as he stood in one of Guatemala’s many military-styled trucks. “No, gracias. I have a bus waiting for me.” I was stupid enough to...

Adventures in Guatemala (Chapter 2 of 6): The Bridge of Letting Go

February 9, 2017
Adventures in Guatemala (Chapter 2 of 6): The Bridge of Letting Go I bid the taxi driver farewell, silently thanked him for not trying to rob me (again, stupid but true) and followed the teenager, Daniel, down the street. “Just hop in there and wait for a bit, my friend,” he said as he pointed to a very large truck with a huge bed in the back covered with a green military tarp.

Adventures in Guatemala (Chapter 1): Why would anyone want to go to Guatemala?

February 2, 2017
Adventures in Guatemala (Chapter 1): Why would anyone want to go to Guatemala? “Why would anyone want to go to Guatemala?” I asked myself as I sat in front of my laptop in Costa Rica’s Cafe Milagro. I had been in the country for a month and wanted to get out and explore the rest of Central America. The usual suspects? Nicaragua. Nah, another time. Panama. Been there...

Commentary: Belize must take a tougher stand against Guatemala

January 10, 2017
Commentary: Belize must take a tougher stand against Guatemala For the Guatemalan Congress to pass laws to have jurisdiction over our land, sea and territory is a gross violation of international law. We should tell the president and government of Guatemala to void the laws within 30 Days. Failure to act within this time period will result in our government...

Poets Corner: Guatelizean

December 19, 2016
Poets Corner: Guatelizean So Belizean di call deh self Gaza While the Israeli president th thank Guatemala For helping them to settle Gaza Fast tract to the ICJ You fools think Israel won’t help Guatemala to have their way Guatelizeans can’t you see your trust and patrimony is being betrayed Government is giving our...

Journalist and wife murdered in Guatemala

November 12, 2016
Journalist and wife murdered in Guatemala MIAMI, USA -- The Inter American Press Association (IAPA) has condemned the murder of journalist Hamilton Hernández Vásquez and his wife in Guatemala and called on the authorities to investigate swiftly so as to identify those responsible and learn the motive for the crime, and...

Letter: BPP condemns latest Guatemala armed forces aggression

November 11, 2016
Letter: BPP condemns latest Guatemala armed forces aggression Belizeans and the world recently learned of another aggression by the Guatemalan Armed Forces against our Belize Defence Force. This is very disturbing, however even more disturbing is the fact that the brigadier general seems to down play the aggressive behavior of the GAF.

Commentary: The Garifuna people need to address their living conditions in all countries

November 1, 2016
Commentary: The Garifuna people need to address their living conditions in all countries From the time our Garifuna people were removed from their homeland; “Yurumein”, now known as St Vincent and the Grenadines, and imprisoned on the island of Baliceaux in 1796, their lives have never been the same since. Our people were then subsequently removed from...

Taiwan notes silence of some Caribbean and Latin American allies at UN

September 28, 2016
Taiwan notes silence of some Caribbean and Latin American allies at UN NEW YORK, USA -- Taiwan said it has taken note of the deafening silence on the part of some of its Caribbean and Latin American diplomatic allies at the United Nations regarding its open bid to play a higher role in international affairs. This was observed by Taiwanese media observing...

Upside potential limited for Central American and Dominican Republic sovereign ratings

September 27, 2016
Upside potential limited for Central American and Dominican Republic sovereign ratings NEW YORK, USA -- Positive rating momentum for Central American sovereigns is unlikely, according to a new Fitch Ratings report. Some upside potential exists for the Dominican Republic, which currently has a positive outlook. Over the medium term, the passage and implementation of...

Commentary: The Guatemala president does not know history when it comes to Belize

September 26, 2016
Commentary: The Guatemala president does not know history when it comes to Belize The president of Guatemala, Jimmy Morales, had the nerve to come before the United Nations and tell the UN representatives of the world that we Belizeans do not want to make peace with them. However, the nations of the world will not believe him because of Spain and Guatemala’s...

Letter: Response to Guatemalan president's UN speech

September 26, 2016
Letter: Response to Guatemalan president's UN speech Despite the findings of the independent forensic investigation, which exonerated the Belize Defence Force in the killing of a Guatemalan minor who was illegally in Belizean territory, during the 71st General Assembly of the United Nations, Guatemalan President, Jimmy Morales proceeded...

Canada assisting Belize with defence policy amid tensions with Guatemala

August 31, 2016
Canada assisting Belize with defence policy amid tensions with Guatemala OTTAWA, Canada -- Canada is assisting Belize with its defence policy as tensions between the Central American nation and neighbouring Guatemala continue to simmer over the killing of a 13-year-old boy by Belize soldiers. Feliz Enrique, CEO of the Belize defence ministry, said last week...

Commentary: Guatemala's attempt to annex any part of Belize will bring serious consequences

August 18, 2016
Commentary: Guatemala's attempt to annex any part of Belize will bring serious consequences Our September 10th and independence celebrations will be coming up next month and this is how I feel about my beloved country Belize. The government of Guatemala is trying to see how the government of Belize and its people will respond to the annexation of the Sarstoon and...

Letter: Concern over CARICOM's shortsightedness involving Guatemala's aggression

July 21, 2016
Letter: Concern over CARICOM's shortsightedness involving Guatemala's aggression During the 37th Regular Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), the regional grouping demonstrated a most disturbing example of digressive group-think by embracing the government of Belize’s ill-conceived intent to appease Guatemala.

CARICOM heads conclude latest summit in Guyana

July 9, 2016
CARICOM heads conclude latest summit in Guyana GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- The 37th regular meeting of the conference of heads of government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) held in Georgetown, Guyana, on July 4 – 6, 2016, concluded on Wednesday. The prime minister of Dominica, Roosevelt Skerrit, chaired the proceedings.

Commentary: Belizeans will vote no to the ICJ unless our government takes certain steps

June 29, 2016
Commentary: Belizeans will vote no to the ICJ unless our government takes certain steps Many Belizeans like myself believe that the Guatemalan claim handed down to our country by Great Britain after we attained our independence on September 21, 1981, is an undue burden handed down to us by the British. It was and still is in my opinion the British responsibility to settle this...

Belize and Guatemala begin negotiations at OAS over Sarstoon River dispute

June 23, 2016
Belize and Guatemala begin negotiations at OAS over Sarstoon River dispute WASHINGTON, USA -- Delegations from Belize and Guatemala, headed by their respective foreign ministers, met on Tuesday at the headquarters of the Organization of American States (OAS) in Washington, DC, with Secretary General Luis Almagro to begin to negotiate the terms of...

Letter: Belize Progressive Party vehemently protests OAS resolution

June 20, 2016
Letter: Belize Progressive Party vehemently protests OAS resolution The Belize Progressive Party (BPP) expresses its vehement condemnation of the recent, draft declaration on the resolution passed by the Organisation of American States (OAS) at its 46th Regular Assembly, held in the Dominican Republic. The resolution, which speaks to the commitment...

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