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January 20, 2022

Ministry of Immigration grappling with handling of migrants coming into Belize by air

Minister Eamon Courtenay vowed that Belize will fight to stem the flow of irregular migrants by air, but added that while it is under consideration, it [...]
January 20, 2022

COPA Airlines agrees to return barred migrants after meeting

Following a meeting Wednesday afternoon between Immigration Department officials led by Director Debra Baptist-Estrada and COPA Airlines representatives from Belize, Guatemala, and in Panama, in which [...]
January 20, 2022

Migrants on COPA flight ‘were not prisoners,’ says Immigration Minister, but they broke the law

“They were not prisoners…they were not put in jail,” Courtenay said of the detentions at Queen Street Police Station and Dorothy Menzies Child Care Center at [...]
January 20, 2022

Foreign Affairs Minister says Venezuelan group didn’t meet requirements to land in Belize

The group, consisting of 21 males, seven children, and nine females hailed from Venezuela in the majority but one national was from Morocco and another from [...]
January 20, 2022

Ministry of Foreign Affairs to address plane load of migrants from Venezuela as Human Rights Commission demands clarity

Preliminary information is that a COPA Airlines flight from Panama landed on Tuesday evening with the group, many from Venezuela. The pilot allegedly refused to fly [...]
January 16, 2022

Dominican lawyer says court’s hands were tied in Novak Djokovic deportation

Dominican attorney Cabral Douglas, son of late Prime Minister Rosie Douglas, said in an audio message that Djokovic faced an uphill battle to stay in the [...]
December 30, 2021

Belize persistently violates human rights of immigrants

By Norris Hall: The Government of Belize continues to violate the Human Rights of illegal immigrants and migrants, by arresting and locking them up behind bars [...]
December 7, 2021

14-day limit for refugee registration relaxed

But as a result of a recent court case, according to Minister of State in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade and Immigration, Ramon Cervantes, [...]