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May 7, 2013

New British High Commissioner appointed to Belize

Peter Hughes

The appointment of a new High Commissioner has been announced by the Foreign Commonwealth Office. Pat Ashworth, who has been serving in Belize for a number of years, is retiring from the British Foreign Service. His successor is Peter Hughes, who has tremendous diplomatic experience having served in Australia, the Caribbean, South Asia, Afghanistan and North East Asia. Hughes will take up appointment in August, at the end of the mission by Ashworth, whose term has stretched beyond the three-year mark. The new high commissioner is quoted as saying “It is a great privilege to have been given this opportunity to represent the United Kingdom in Belize. I hope to build on the enduring friendship between our two countries, and look forward to working closely with the Government and people of Belize to support our shared objective of a secure and prosperous future.”

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2 Responses for “New British High Commissioner appointed to Belize”

  1. Bear says:

    The reported description seems impressive. I hope he carefully surveils the occasional corruption in our government, and if the Spirit moves him, reports to London and suggests some intervention here, like recently occurred in the Caymans. That would be the easiest way to sweep Belmopan clean.

  2. Geoff Ward says:

    Can the new British High Commissioner help Belize’s government, use of the ‘flag, and fisheries department in the EU’s fight against illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing.

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