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January 24, 2022

Brigadier General Azariel Loria takes command of Belize Defence Force

Brigadier General Azariel Loria takes over from retired Brigadier General Steven Ortega, who stepped down last December. He was sworn in by Acting Chief Justice Michelle [...]
January 12, 2022

Consultations begin on development of the National Security and Defence Strategy 2022-2027

The National Security Council is directed by the Ministry of National Defence and Border Security, coordinated by the Office of the Chief of Defence Staff within [...]
December 31, 2021

Belize Territorial Volunteers cook up a barbeque for Belize troops at Southern border

“We are going to prepare a little meal to show appreciation to the troops who defend the Southern border,” said Wil Maheia of the BTV to [...]
December 2, 2021

Coast Guard celebrates sixteen years of service

The Coast Guard promoted 105 enlisted men and officers, including Commandant Elton Bennett, promoted from Captain to Rear Admiral – the third Belizean to hold the [...]
November 30, 2021

BDF holds Senior Officers Conference in Cayo

The conference was held at the Dream Valley Resort in the Cayo District on November 25 and 26, 2021 said a BDF social media post on [...]
November 10, 2021

Ministry of National Defence thanks Security Forces for job well done in narco plane interdiction

“The ministry is particularly proud of the operators at the Joint Intelligence Operations Center (JIOC) and members of the Belize Defence Force (BDF) who acted with [...]
November 5, 2021

Belize Coast Guard rescues two Americans in distress out at sea

The Americans were travelling in their sailboat Sencilla from Livingston, Guatemala, to Florida, United States, when they reportedly experienced mechanical problems plus damage to their sail.
October 29, 2021

Belize, Colombia agree to air surveillance

On October 25, General Ramses Rueda, commander of the Colombian Air Force, and a delegation visited Brigadier General Steven Ortega at Price Barracks in Ladyville.