Belize

  • Photo of History-making selection of first female Secretary-General hailed

    History-making selection of first female Secretary-General hailed

    Congratulations poured in overnight following the announcement that Heads of Government had selected Belizean, Dr. Carla Barnett, as the new CARICOM Secretary-General. Dr. Barnett will succeed Ambassador Irwin LaRocque whose tenure as Secretary-General concludes in three months. She takes up her position on 15 August. The selection was unanimous at a Special Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government…

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  • Photo of Teaching regional integration, CSME in CARICOM classrooms

    Teaching regional integration, CSME in CARICOM classrooms

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat is continuing efforts to increase the teaching of regional integration and the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME) in CARICOM classrooms via a new initiative due to start Monday, 10 May 2021. Ms. Eletha Stewart-Johnson, a teacher in Social Studies and History at Queen’s College in Guyana, will teach virtually, students at the Ladyville Technical…

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  • Photo of Remarks by the Chairman – 24th Meeting of COFCOR

    Remarks by the Chairman – 24th Meeting of COFCOR

    OPENING REMARKS BY HONOURABLE EAMON COURTENAY, MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS, FOREIGN TRADE AND IMMIGRATION OF BELIZE, ON THE OCCASION OF THE TWENTY-FOURTH MEETING OF THE COUNCIL FOR FOREIGN AND COMMUNITY RELATIONS (COFCOR), VIRTUAL, 6 MAY 2021 His Excellency Dr. Claude Joseph, Prime Minister ad interim of the Republic of Haiti and outgoing Chairman of the Council for Foreign and Community…

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  • Photo of Remarks by Hon Eamon Courtenay, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade and Immigration of Belize and Chairman of the Council for Foreign and Community Relations to the CARICOM-US virtual Roundtable, 21 April 2021

    Remarks by Hon Eamon Courtenay, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade and Immigration of Belize and Chairman of the Council for Foreign and Community Relations to the CARICOM-US virtual Roundtable, 21 April 2021

    Mr. Secretary, on behalf of the Caribbean Community, please accept congratulations on your appointment as Secretary of State in the Biden-Harris Administration. The Community values highly its long-standing relationship with the United States of America, and we welcome this opportunity to have an exchange of views so early in your tenure. The Caribbean Community and the United States of America…

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  • Photo of Launching Paris – A CARICOM Moment of Ambition: Snapshots of Member States Nationally Determined Contributions

    Launching Paris – A CARICOM Moment of Ambition: Snapshots of Member States Nationally Determined Contributions

    Several Caribbean Community Member States showcased their ambitions to further address climate change at a CARICOM Moment of Ambition event held on the eve of the fifth anniversary of the adoption of the Paris Agreement, on Friday 11 December 2020. Member States representatives presented highlights of their enhanced National Determined Contributions (NDCs) at the event hosted by the CARICOM Secretariat…

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  • Photo of CARICOM SG congratulates new Belize Prime Minister

    CARICOM SG congratulates new Belize Prime Minister

    CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRoque has congratulated newly elected Prime Minister of Belize Mr John Briceño and his People’s United Party (PUP) on their comprehensive victory in the country’s 11 November 2020 General Elections. Mr. Briceño led his PUP to twenty-six of the thirty-one seats at stake in the elections. “The margin of victory indicates that the people of Belize…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Election Observation Mission to Belize – PRELIMINARY STATEMENT

    CARICOM Election Observation Mission to Belize – PRELIMINARY STATEMENT

    The   Ministry   of  Foreign  Affairs  of  Belize,  by  way  of  Diplomatic  Note  dated 13 October 2020, invited the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) to field a CARICOM Election Observation Mission (CEOM) to observe the conduct of the Belize General Elections to be held on 11 November 2020. As a result, a six-member CEOM comprised of electoral officials from several CARICOM Member States…

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  • Photo of Belizeans vote today in General Elections

    Belizeans vote today in General Elections

    After an elections campaign restricted by COVID-19 protocols and heavy flooding from the outer rain bands of Tropical Storm ETA, the people of Belize vote in General Elections today, Wednesday 11 November 2020. The ruling United Democratic Party (UDP) is seeking and unprecedented fourth consecutive term in government. The party will be led for the first time by Mr Patrick…

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  • Photo of CARICOM mounts Election Observation Mission to Belize

    CARICOM mounts Election Observation Mission to Belize

    The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Belize, via correspondence dated 13 October 2020 to the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat, invited the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) to field a CARICOM Election Observation Mission (CEOM) to observe the conduct of the General Elections to be held in that country on 11 November 2020. As a result, a seven member CARICOM Mission comprising observers…

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  • Photo of Belizeans to vote on 11 November

    Belizeans to vote on 11 November

    General elections in Belize have been called for Wednesday 11 November 2020. Prime Minister Dean Barrow, in making the announcement on Monday, said he had advised the Governor General to dissolve the country’s National Assembly on Tuesday 6 November, and that Nominations Day will be Wednesday 21 October. Belize’s last General Elections, held on 4 November 2015, saw Prime Minister…

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