Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Caribbean Community

BRS Area Representative Hon. Andre Perez talks about future plans

After the November 2020 victory for the People's United Party and consequently forming the new government, the administration believes that the country's challenges from the COVID-19 pandemic are improving. Area Representative for Belize Rural South (BRS) (Ambergris Caye, Caye Caulker), Honourable Andre Perez, said during an interview with The San Pedro Sun that he now feels confident in delivering on all his main promises because the economy is in better shape. The work ahead is to finish the health center in Caye Caulker, build a hospital for San Pedro Town, develop infrastructure (bridge and roads), build schools north of San Pedro Town, and develop other important programs.

CCCCC Board of Governors Statement on the Outcomes of the Twenty-Six Conference of Parties (COP26)

In the first meeting of the Board of Governors of the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) held on December 16-18, 2021, following the conclusion of the United Nations Climate Change Conference (UNFCCC) twenty-sixth Conference of the Parties (COP26), the Board, inter alia, discussed the implications of the outcome of the COP26 for the Caribbean Community (CARICOM).

Fisheries Ministers seek new strategic direction during 11th Special Meeting of the CRFM Ministerial Council

Ministers responsible for Fisheries from Member States of the Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM) are scheduled to meet on Monday, 4 October 2021, during the 16th observance of the Caribbean Week of Agriculture. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the new strategic direction for the fisheries and aquaculture sector, which produced fish with an estimated ex-vessel value of US$480 million in 2020, despite the economic devastation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Belize Participates in the 42nd CARICOM Heads of Government Meeting

Prime Minister Hon. John Briceño headed the Belize delegation to the 42nd Regular Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) from July 5 to 6, 2021.

Belize Chairs Twenty-Fourth Meeting of CARICOM Foreign Ministers

The Twenty-Fourth Meeting of the Council for Foreign and Community Relations (COFCOR) of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) was held virtually on May 6-7, 2021 under the chairmanship of Hon. Eamon Courtenay, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade and Immigration.

Belize Participates in Virtual Roundtable with US Secretary of State

Hon. Eamon Courtenay, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade and Immigration and Chairman of the Council for Foreign and Community Relations of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), participated in the first CARICOM-USA high-level engagement under the Biden-Harris Administration.

CARICOM to Deploy Election Observation Mission to Belize

The Secretariat of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has confirmed that it will be deploying a CARICOM Election Observation Mission (CEOM) to Belize to officially observe the upcoming General Election scheduled for Wednesday, November 11, 2020.

Not enough markets for Belize’s record-breaking sugar crop season

Sugar industry stakeholders in the northern part of the country claim that the results were beyond expectations, producing over 140 thousand tons of sugar. However, despite successful in production, the industry continues to struggle in securing markets, following the European Union (EU) reforms which no longer give Belize preferential rates on sugar.