Saturday, May 18, 2024

Caribbean Development Bank

Belize implements Phase Two of the Road Safety Project with one of the First Inter-programmatic Consultations for Mental Health and Psychosocial Support for Victims...

To improve the quality of mental health and psychosocial support services (MHPSS) for victims of road accidents and their families, the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) and the Government of Belize with financial support from the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) conducted a consultation with multiple representatives from key ministries, stakeholders, and non-governmental organizations (NGOs).

Belize Private Sector Project Capacity Building and Validation Forum

The Ministry of Economic Development, in collaboration with the Belize Chamber of Commerce & Industry (BCCI) and with the support of the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), convened the Capacity Building Forum Closing and Validation Workshop of the Green Climate Fund (GCF)-funded project, “Strengthening Belize Private Sector Access to Climate Finance” on July 20, 2022.

Belize Participates in 52nd Annual CDB Meeting and IMF Regional Event

The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) held its 52nd Board of Governors meeting in Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands, from June 13 to 16, 2022. Belize was represented by Hon. Christopher Coye, Minister of State, Ministry of Finance, Economic Development and Investment, as Alternate Governor of Belize to the CDB; and Dr. Osmond Martinez, CEO, Economic Development, as Belize's Executive Director to CDB.

Belize reaffirms commitment to United Nations’ Decade of Action for Road Safety – 2021 to 2030

On June 6, 2022 , the Government of Belize reaffirmed its commitment to the United Nations’ Decade of Action for Road Safety – 2021 to 2030. Chief executive officers from the ministries of Economic Development; Transport; Education; Health & Wellness, Infrastructure Development and Housing; Finance; and National Security, along with a representative from the Belizean Youth for Road Safety, signed a proclamation pledging support for the United Nations’ Decade of Action to reduce serious road traffic crashes and serious injuries on the highways by 50% by the year 2030.

Signing of Mental Health and Psychosocial Consultancy Agreement with PAHO

on April 4th, 2022 an agreement was signed between the Government of Belize and the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) for technical cooperation in mental health and psychosocial care supported by the Second Road Safety Project.

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.

CDB Delegation Concludes Inaugural Visit to Belize

The inaugural visit of Dr. Gene Leon, President of the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), and his delegation to Belize included discussions with the Prime Minister and Cabinet, the Central Bank of Belize, engagement with private sector entities including the Belize Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Citrus Growers Association, and meetings with entities executing projects with CDB support.

Official Visit of the President of the Caribbean Development Bank

The inaugural visit of Dr. Hyginus “Gene” Leon, President of the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), to Belize kicked off on February 7, 2022, with a meeting at the Central Bank of Belize.