Saturday, May 25, 2024

El Salvador

El Salvador Approves Importation of Belizean Products

Following efforts by the Ministry of Agriculture, Food Security and Enterprise to open markets for Belizean products in El Salvador, the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock of El Salvador has informed the Belize Marketing and Development Corporation (BMDC) that a request for a pest risk analysis (PRA) for four commodities ─ carrot, citrus, onion, and pineapple ─ has been approved.

Three island female footballers join the UB Black Jaguars headed to the VIII Central American University Games

Islanders Caroline Sersland, Tanya Teul, and Dennisa Pineda traveled on Saturday, July 8th, to El Salvador along with their colleagues from the University of Belize (UB) Black Jaguars football team to participate in the VIII Juegos Deportivos Universitarions Centroamericanos (Central American University Games). The National University of El Salvador will host the regional sporting event held from July 11th through the 15th in the country’s capital. The competitions will see universities from Central America competing in ten different sports disciplines with more than 1,700 athletes.

Tropic Air Announces New Chief Executive Officer, Steve Schulte Retires as Chief Executive Officer after 30 Years

On Monday, January 23rd, 2023, Tropic Air announced the appointment of D. Maximillian Greif (Max) as Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Mr. Greif will take over executive leadership from Steve Schulte on January 30th, 2023

San Pedro celebrates Central American and Mexican independence

An evening full of great food, entertainment, and cultural presentation brought back the anticipated Noche Centro Americana to San Pedro Town on Friday, September 16th. The event, which experienced a hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, serves to celebrate the independence day celebrations of five Central American countries and Mexico.

Kian Trejo to compete in El Salvador

Island athlete Kian Trejo is again preparing to compete in the international arena. This time, the San Pedro competitor is in El Salvador, where on Friday, September 9th, he will compete in the U-23 Elite Triathlon competition.

Ministry of Agriculture Officers on Technical Exchange Visit in El Salvador

From August 15 to 18, 2022, two officers from the Ministry of Agriculture, Food Security and Enterprise (MAFSE) participated in a technical exchange visit in El Salvador.

MS-13 gang members detained in Belize; police ask people to report any suspicious activities

On Monday, May 9th, the Belize Police Department intercepted and arrested members of the Salvadoran gang Mara Salvatrucha 13 or MS-13 in Belize. Four of these gangsters have been arrested, with the last one picked up on Friday, May 6th. As a result, police are on high alert, and their presence in certain areas across the country, like in the Cayo district, has intensified. The public should contact the police if they see any suspicious persons or activity.

Mexico’s President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador to visit Belize on Saturday

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has embarked on a five-day tour of several Central American countries and Cuba. He started his official trip to Guatemala on Thursday, May 5th, and will then visit El Salvador, Honduras, Belize, and Cuba. The main topics to be discussed include assistance in development and trade and exploring ways to alleviate migration pressure from the said region.