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Mexico/Belize Business E-Roundtable

The Mexico-Belize Business virtual roundtable was held today. The online meeting was between public and private sector businesses from both countries and was done through collaboration between the Embassy of [...]

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 [...]

CARICOM Disappointed About Inaccessibility to COVID-19 Vaccine

CARICOM Heads of State are expressing frustration at the obstacles Caribbean nations are facing trying to access vaccines.  At the end of a two-day virtual conference, Chairman Doctor Keith Rowley, [...]

Belizean Youth Invited to Apply for Italian Conference on Climate

If you are a young Belizean passionate about climate change, the Italian Embassy in Mexico City is looking for delegates to send to a youth climate summit in Milan this [...]

A Food Security Pilot Project is Launched in Belize

The Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture, also known as IICA, is piloting a voluntary third-party quality assurance project in Belize and Honduras. Today, a virtual ceremony was held to [...]

Public & Private Sector Partnership Needed for Strengthening of Food Safety System

The project will also look at legislative frameworks, capacity building efforts and public-private partnership opportunities to facilitate changes to strengthen the food security management system. Minister of Food Security Jose [...]

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 [...]

PM Mottley Institutes “Pause” in Barbados due to Increased COVID-19 Deaths

If Belizeans think that our COVID-19 lockdown a few months ago and the current curfew and other restrictions seem severe, you may want to hear what the government of Barbados [...]

Vaccine Roll Out in Saint Lucia

Also in COVID-19 news from the region, Saint Lucians celebrated their first set of vaccinations this week. The first round of three thousand doses is already being administered and the [...]

Indian Government Gives Barbados 100K Vaccines; Barbados Offers Belize 1k Vaccines

Tonight, there is some progress to report on the COVID-19 vaccine front. Fellow Caribbean nation Barbados has offered Belize one thousand vaccines.  On Sunday, Prime Minister of Barbados Mia Motley [...]

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 [...]

Barbados Receives 100,000 Vaccines from India

As we reported earlier in the newscast, India’s vaccine diplomacy continues in full swing. Barbados Prime Minister Mia Mottley has thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the hundred thousand Oxford [...]

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 [...]

Luxury Properties Working Hard to Get Tourists to Belize!

The tourism industry in Belize continues to take a hit from the economic fallout caused by COVID-19. Usually, this time of year, tourists arrive by the thousands; these days, they [...]

Does BREXIT Spell Trouble on the Horizon for Belizean Sugars?

Another matter discussed at today’s press conference is one that Santander says will deliver a hit on Belize’s sugar producers.  According to the company, Brexit – the official departure of [...]

Santander Speaks on Trinidad’s Brown Sugar Legal Troubles with Belize!

Last month, the Government of Belize settled a trade dispute out of court with St. Kitts and Nevis.  Last year, Belize sued St. Kitts and Trinidad and Tobago because they [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Belize Condemns Venezuela’s Actions Against Guyana

On Thursday of last week, a Venezuelan navy vessel detained two fishing vessels in Guyana’s exclusive economic zone, the latest dispute in a long-running border conflict between the two South [...]

US Rejoins Paris Agreement; What Does this Mean for SIDS?

Hours after he became President of the United States, Joe Biden moved to recommit the United States to the Paris Agreement.  Last year, the U.S. became the first country to [...]

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 [...]

Joe Biden Inaugurated as USA’s 46th President

The United States of America has a new president. This morning, President Joe Biden took his oath as the forty-sixth president of the United States of America.  Alongside him was [...]

The Americas: 2.5 Million New COVID-19 Cases & 40K Deaths in One Week!

Shifting to the regional perspective, the Pan American Health Organization held a public education virtual session this morning to speak about the COVID-19 situation in the Americas.  The hour-long session [...]

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 [...]