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Bilateral Meetings Held with Honduran Secretary of Foreign Affairs

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Eamon Courtenay met today with the Secretary of Foreign Affairs of Honduras, Lisandro Rosales Banegas during his official visit to Belize. They held a bilateral [...]

MFA Tweets Support for Taiwan; Embassy Expresses Appreciation

Taiwan has thanked the Belize Government for publicly supporting it as tensions grow with Mainland China.  In a brief message to News Five today, the Taiwanese Embassy wrote, “The embassy would [...]

Minister of Defence Attends 200th Anniversary of the Mexican Navy

The Minister of National Defence and Border Security, Florencio Marin Junior was invited by Admiral Jose Rafael Ojeda, Secretary of the Navy of Mexico, to attend the two hundredth Anniversary [...]

US$100,000 in IT Equipment From EU for Ministry of Finance

The Head of Cooperation of the European Union for Belize, Jamaica and the Bahamas, Aniceto Rodriguez, today handed over to Joseph Waight, Financial Secretary, new information technology equipment for the [...]

PM Wants to Bring Maya Train Close to Belize; Connect San Pedro to the Yucatan

The Prime Minister was ebullient this weekend after what he describes as a very productive five days of meetings in Mexico, as guest of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador. Among [...]

Prime Minister Leads High Level Belizean Delegation in Mexico

There is a large delegation of Belizean officials in Mexico City this week, headed by Prime Minister John Briceño. The visit comes on the heels of the celebration of Mexico’s [...]

Belize Delegation to Advance Bilateral Trade Relations

During their time in Mexico, trade and agriculture ministers will be meeting with their counterparts and various Mexican agencies to further advance bilateral relations between both countries. Here’s Ambassador Oscar [...]

PM Appeals to UN for Index to Help SIDS Access Financing

Small Island Developing States (SIDS), like Belize, are often considered ineligible for international concessional financing. In his address at the United Nations General Assembly on Friday, Prime Minister John Briceño [...]

PM Briceño Speaks Out Against Vaccine Hoarding By Some Countries

Speaking on equity and fairness in global responses, Belize’s Prime Minister spoke out against global acts of vaccine hoarding and predatory purchasing. As PM Briceño noted, of the more than [...]

UN Speech Includes Condemnation of US Embargo Against Cuba

Siding with the nation of Cuba, during his UN address, Prime Minister Briceño referred to the US embargo against Cuba as illegal, cruel, and inhumane.  He says the embargo has [...]

PM Briceño Addresses 76th Session of UN General Assembly

At the start of news tonight, Prime Minister John Briceño addressed the Seventy-Sixth Session of the United Nations General Assembly.  The annual, high-level meeting of the heads of government across [...]

Guatemalan President Addresses Territorial Dispute at 76th UNGA

The ongoing Seventy-sixth session of the United Nations General Assembly was opened on September fourteenth and is chaired by Abdulla Shahid, President of the General Assembly. Earlier today, Guatemalan President [...]

Prime Minister Addresses Shared History and Identity at African-CARICOM Summit

This morning, Prime Minister John Briceño joined other Caribbean Heads of State in speaking at the first virtual African-CARICOM Summit. PM Briceño spoke on matters of partnership with Africa and [...]

Ministers of Foreign Affairs from Belize & Guatemala at O.A.S.

The Ministers of Foreign Affairs of Belize and Guatemala met on Wednesday with the Secretary General of the Organization of American States, Luis Almagro, in Washington DC. Minister Eamon Courtenay [...]

Belize Urban Resilience & Disaster Prevention Project

Today at San Ignacio Resort Hotel, a ceremony of achievements and presentation of a third disbursement for the Belize Urban Resilience and Disaster Prevention Project was held. It is a [...]

Belize and Guatemala Talk Trade

A meeting of the Administrative Commission under the Partial Scope Agreement between the Government of Belize and the Government of the Republic of Guatemala ended today. The two-day sessions at [...]

New Chargé d’Affaires for U.S. Embassy

The U.S. Embassy has a new Chargé d’Affaires.  Leyla Moses-Ones arrived in Belize on Friday and will serve at the embassy in Belmopan for three years. Chargé Moses-Ones most recently [...]

Taiwan Supports MFA Strengthening

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has received support from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of China (Taiwan) as part of an initiative called “Strengthening of the Ministries [...]

Virtual Presentation of Credentials by New Ambassadors

Five new ambassadors to Belize presented their credentials to Governor General Froyla T’zalam during a virtual ceremony today.  All non-resident ambassadors, they are Lina Eugenia Ajoy Rojas of Costa Rica; [...]

New U.S. Chargé D’affaires Coming to Belize Soon

It’s been months since the Biden Administration took office in the United States, but an ambassador has still not been named to Belize. In fact, Belize has not had a [...]

New Details Emerge on Two-Day Confrontation in the Chiquibul

Four days after two standoffs between a joint team of B.D.F., forestry personnel, Friends for Conservation and Development rangers and Guatemalan soldiers and civilians occurred in the Chiquibul Reserve, and [...]

PM Meets With UN Secretary General

The Prime Minister has met with the United Nations Secretary General, António Guterres, at UN Headquarters in New York. According to a release from the Government of Belize Press Office, [...]

Belizean Delegation Meets Mexican Secretary of Agriculture

Although the northern border is still closed to the average Belizean, a special delegation, led by the Minister of Agriculture Jose Abelardo Mai, went across to Mexico on Thursday. Their [...]

Mexico Interested in Belizean Products

Also present for the meeting was Mexican Ambassador to Belize, Martha Zamarripa Rivas.  Policy Analyst with the Ministry of Agriculture, Food Security and Enterprise, Milagro Matus told the Press Office that [...]

G.O.B. Condemns Assassination of Haitian President

This morning, the Government of Belize condemned in the strongest terms the assassination of the President of Haiti Jovenel Moïse.  A release from G.O.B. says “such a heinous act of [...]