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Belize and Guatemala Strengthen Diplomatic Relations

The inaugural meeting of foreign ministers Eamon Courtenay and Pedro Brolo Vila took place on Thursday morning at the O.A.S. Office in the Adjacency Zone.  For many years, Belize and [...]

Expanding Belize’s Export Offerings to Guatemala

The Belize-Guatemala Joint Commission is also being reinvigorated and, through the existing Partial Scope Agreement, trade will be expanded to include other goods and services following a meeting with the [...]

Belize and Guatemala’s Foreign Ministers Meet at Adjacency Zone

Foreign ministers Eamon Courtenay and Pedro Brolo Vila met for the first time this morning at the Office of the Organization of American States at the Adjacency Zone.  The meeting [...]

Guatemalan Foreign Minister to Meet with Minister Eamon Courtenay

The territorial dispute between Guatemala and Belize is before the International Court of Justice, with Guatemala having completed its submissions to the court on its claim of Belize’s land and [...]

Mexico Invites Belizean Businesses to a Virtual Roundtable

They may not be able to sit together in person due to COVID-19, but that is not stopping Belizean and Mexican business counterparts from joining forces. Today, the Embassy of [...]

Belize’s Foreign Minister Talks COVID-19 Response with Canada and CARICOM

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade and Immigration, Eamon Courtenay, has co-chaired the inaugural meeting of the CARICOM-Canada Foreign Ministers’ Group alongside with Marc Garneau, Minister of Foreign Affairs of [...]

Former PM Said Musa Asks U.S. President to Remove Designation and Lift Embargo on Cuba

Former Belizean Prime Minister Said Musa has written to U.S. President Joe Biden in respect to Cuba. Musa tells President Biden that removing the recent designation and lifting the embargo [...]

Foreign Minister Courtenay Addresses Extraordinary SICA Meeting

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade, and Immigration Eamon Courtenay, participated in a virtual extraordinary meeting between Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the Central American Integration System and the UN [...]

UNICEF Country Rep Meets with Foreign Minister

UNICEF Country Rep Alison Parker met with Minister of Foreign Affairs Eamon Courtenay on Wednesday where the UNICEF Rep shared the organization’s priorities and support activities in Belize with senior [...]

An Expansion of the Migrant Hubs

Today, the International Office of Migration in Belize signed an implementation agreement with three local partners to expand the I.O.M.’s Migrant Hubs in three locations.  The hubs are being supported [...]

Upper House to Ratify Old UN Convention

The Senate meets on Thursday in a special sitting to ratify a United Nations convention that will advance Belize’s international obligations as a member of the organization. The United Nations [...]

Charge d’Affaires Keith Gilges Clarifies New U.S. Travel Regulations

While backlash from a possible bad review after the viral video is less of a concern, the tourism sector is bracing for the impact of the new travel regulations being [...]

The U.S. Rejoins W.H.O.

The Biden Administration also announced that the U.S. is joining the World Health Organization in the fight against the deadly coronavirus. Keith Gilges of the U.S. Embassy in Belize says [...]

U.S. Embassy Commends Belize on COVID-19 Strategy

Gilges took the opportunity to commend Belize on its efforts to contain and reduce the rate of infection of the novel coronavirus.  On Monday, Minister of Health Michel Chebat spoke [...]

Prez Biden’s Executive Order on International Travel Affects Tourism Countries

On Thursday, the new U.S. President Joe Biden signed a flurry of executive orders within his first twenty-four hours in office.  But one of those executive orders can have grave [...]

Taiwan Donates 15,000 COVID-19 Antigen Rapid Tests

Thanks to the Taiwanese Embassy in Belize, there can be even more rapid test drives. That’s because, on Thursday, the Embassy of Taiwan handed over a donation of fifteen thousand [...]

Second Day of National Mourning: A Viewing at Government House

The heavy downpour over Belize City today made the second national day of mourning to honor Belize’s first Governor General feel even more somber.  The rains forced slight adjustments in [...]

Three Days of Mourning Begins with Arrival of Late G.G.’s Body

Belize proudly received the body of its first Governor General this afternoon when it arrived at the P.G.I.A.  It was draped in the Belizean flag and met by a detail [...]

Dr. Dame Minister A Respectful, Respectable Belizean Woman

Starting Monday, Belize will observe three days of mourning in honor of the country’s first Governor-General, Doctor Dame Minita Gordon. Gordon died on New Year’s Day in Inglewood, California, at [...]

A State Funeral for Dame Minita Gordon on January 20th, 2020

The state funeral for former Governor-General Doctor Dame Minita Gordon will be held on January twentieth, here in Belize City.  The interment of the first Governor-General of Belize will culminate [...]

G.O.B. Condemns Failed Coup Attempt of U.S. Congress

The U.S. Embassy in Belize has issued a statement on the deadly events at the Capitol on Wednesday.  Chargé d’Affaires Keith Gilges, in speaking about American democracy, said, quote, it [...]

Guatemalan Navy Illegal Enters Belize’s Territorial Waters

The government is reporting that the Guatemalan Navy illegally entered Belize’s territorial waters on Thursday, December thirty-first, in the south.  A release from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs says that [...]

U.S. Relations with Belize to Continue with Incoming Administration

The new president elect of the United States, Joe Biden was confirmed on Monday and will be officially sworn in on January twentieth. Keith Gilges of the U.S. Embassy was [...]

Bilateral Meetings are held with Guatemala, Taiwan and the OAS Representative

A round of bilateral meetings was held earlier today by Minister of Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade and Immigration Eamon Courtenay, after receiving copies of the Letters of Credence of the [...]

New Developments in Belize/Guatemala I.C.J. Journey

There is significant development to report on tonight, in respect of Guatemala’s territorial, insular and maritime claim to Belize.  That claim was filed before the International Court of Justice back [...]