Tuesday, June 25, 2024


Belize Receives Pro-Tempore Presidency of the Mundo Maya Organization

On December 4, on the backdrop of the Honduran Archaeology Congress held in Copan Ruinas, Honduras, Belize received the pro-tempore presidency of the Mundo Maya Organization (OMM) from the Republic of Honduras, the outgoing president.

Belize back on the EU tax haven blacklist

On Tuesday, October 17th, the European Union (EU) added the Seychelles, Antigua, Barbuda, and Belize to its tax haven blacklist. It removed the British Virgin Islands, Costa Rica, and the Marshall Islands. The Government of Belize (GOB) rejected this decision by the EU, referring to it as false and unfair in designating the Jewel as a ‘non-cooperative jurisdiction for tax purposes.’

Belize Hosts the Caribbean Public Services Association Conference

On June 16, delegates from Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, Monserrat, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, and Turks and Caicos gathered in Belize City to participate in the opening ceremony for the annual Caribbean Public Services Association (CPSA) Conference.

UN FAO Representative visits Belize to strengthen delivery of national projects

UN Food and Agriculture Organization Representative for Jamaica, The Bahamas and Belize, Dr Crispim Moreira, visited Belize from March 26 to April 1, 2023. As part of the mission, Dr Moreira attended a United National Country Team Retreat from March 29 to 31, 2023 at San Ignacio Hotel in San Ignacio/Santa Elena Town, Belize.

Belize Hosts Regional Meeting on Caribbean Wetlands Conservation

The Ministry of Sustainable Development, Climate Change, and Disaster Risk Management, in partnership with the Secretariat of Ramsar Convention on Wetlands, hosted a Caribbean regional meeting under the auspices of the project “Wise use of Caribbean Wetlands for Climate Change Mitigation and Conservation of their Ecosystems,” from February 11-22, 2023.

Guatemala submits second memorial to the ICJ regarding the territorial, insular, and maritime claim over Belize

Guatemala submitted its reply to Belize’s counter-memorial regarding the territorial, insular, and maritime claim to the International Court of Justice (ICJ). The case from Guatemala against Belize is to be settled at the international court in the Netherlands, Europe. Now, Belize must submit another reply known as the ‘rejoinder’ on June 8, 2023.

Belize and El Salvador Host Second Binational Commission Meeting

On December 2, 2022, the governments of Belize and the Republic of El Salvador held the Second Binational Commission Meeting at the vice-ministerial level, with the purpose of strengthening the political, economic and cooperation relations between both countries.

Joint Press Release on Belize-EU Political Dialogue

In accordance with Article 8 of the Cotonou Agreement, Belize and the European Union held their annual political dialogue on September 20, 2022, at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Belize. Belize's delegation was headed by Hon. Eamon Courtenay, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade and Immigration, and the delegation of 12 ambassadors from the European Union (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, The Netherlands, Romania and Sweden) was headed by Ambassador H.E. Marianne Van Steen.