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June 21, 2024

Defence Force says soldiers’ salaries will not be adjusted until financial review is complete

The exercise is being led by the Job Classification and Compensation Unit of the Ministry of the Public Service, supported by the Ministries of Finance and [...]
May 30, 2024

Fires in Toledo, Cayo have affected 250 families, caused $8 million in damage

The Mountain Pine Ridge Forest Reserve has ten thousand hectares affected by fires, not to mention thousands of acres of farmland, and the loss of two [...]
April 26, 2024

BDF opens Sarstoon Forward Operating Base; Guatemalan Armed Forces play spoiler on tour of Sarstoon Island

A formal statement from the Force indicated that as the official group of visitors to the base, including the Police, Customs, Immigration, Yaxche, and TIDE as [...]
April 10, 2024

Volunteer BDF soldier charged with rape

Nolberto, a volunteer with the Belize Defence Force (BDF), appeared before a Magistrate who explained to him that the offense for which he was charged was [...]
April 5, 2024

Former BDF soldier pleads guilty to assaulting police officer

Perry was discharged from the Belize Defence Force (BDF) after a conviction for misconduct in the disappearance of an M-4 rifle from the BDF in 2023. [...]
January 28, 2024

Reduced food rations for soldiers, salary adjustment amongst concerns raised by UDP Shadow Cabinet in Belize Defence Force and Judiciary

With regard to the Belize Defence Force (BDF), the party charges that the Government has “reduced” food rations to soldiers and promises to correct this.
January 26, 2024

Belize Defence Force soldiers in training for potential deployment to Haiti

In 2023, Belize committed 50 Belize Defence Force soldiers and there were suggestions police officers could be sent as well to keep the peace following an [...]
January 22, 2024

Belize Defence Force characterizes insufficient rations reports as part “mischief,” part miscommunication

Chief of Staff to the Force, Colonel Ricardo Leal, in a statement indicated that the leaked photographs seen on social media were intentionally released by a [...]