Thursday, May 23, 2024

Belize Territorial Volunteers

Guatemalan incursion on the Belize side of the Sarstoon River

The Ministry of National Defence and Border Security hereby informs the public that on Sunday, September 18th, 2022, a joint Belize Defence Force and Belize National Coast Guard patrol deployed to the Sarstoon and encountered five Guatemalan Armed Forces maritime vessels on the northern side of the Sarstoon Island.

Ministry of National Security Issues Statement on Recent Incident on the Sarstoon River

The Belize Territorial Volunteers (BTV) conducted their third annual Sarstoon Kayak Challenge on September 15th, 2018. While in the previous two years, there was no resistance from the Guatemalan Armed Forces (GAF) during the races, there was resistance this year.

Guatemalan civilians organize to reclaim Belizean territory

A group of no more than 10 Guatemalan civilians visited the Sarstoon Island near the Belize and Guatemala border in southern Belize on September 3rd.

GOB’s restriction on Sarstoon River met with disapproval

GOB has implemented a restriction on Sarstoon River which is causing much dispute within the Belizean community.

Despite warning from the PM, BTV’s expedition to the border is a go!

Despite GOB’s attempts to dissuade such trips to the boarder, both group leaders have announced that the expeditions will go on.

BTV Expedition greeted with a blockade from the Guatemala Armed Forces

Guatemalan forces blocked the BTV trip to Sarstoon River on Saturday, January 27th, which is an area within Belizean Territory.

PM Barrow confirms Guatemalan Military hostility in Sarstoon Area

Tensions between Belize and Guatemala are at an all-time high and the territorial dispute continues to cause issues. The most recent and widely disputed...

Belize Territorial Volunteers detained by Guatemalan Authorities

Controversy arose on Saturday, February 28th when news broke of 37 Belizeans who were apprehended by Guatemalan Authorities. According to reports, the delegation of...