Tuesday, June 25, 2024


UK agrees new support for conservation efforts in the Caribbean Sea

£190,000 of UK funding will support Caribbean marine conservation efforts and improve livelihoods. Announcement was made by Minister for the Americas, Caribbean and Overseas Territories, David Rutley whilst attending the CARICOM Heads of Government Meeting in Guyana.

Belize Hosts CSME Focal Points Attachment Programme

Belize is hosting the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME) Focal Points Attachment Programme, funded under the 11th European Development Fund (EDF) ─ “Strengthening the Framework of CARICOM Integration and Cooperation Process” (SFCICP) Programme. The activities, which commenced in Barbados last week, will continue in Belize this week and are slated for replication in other member states in subsequent weeks.

Belize Deposits Instrument of Acceptance for WTO Agreement on Fisheries Subsidies

On June 16, 2023, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade, and Immigration through H.E. Dr. Gianni Avila, submitted Belize's instrument of acceptance of the World Trade Organization (WTO) Agreement on Fisheries Subsidies, making Belize the first Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and Central American Integration System (SICA) country to take this significant step towards sustainable fisheries practices at the multilateral level.

Belize Delegation Attends 12th Meeting of Caribbean Ministers of Labour

Hon. Oscar Requena, Minister of Rural Transformation, Community Development, Labour and Local Government, attended the 12th Meeting of Caribbean Ministers of Labour (CLMM) in Georgetown, Guyana, from May 23 to 25. Minister Requena was joined by Mr. Valentino Shal, Chief Executive Officer in the ministry, and Mrs. Rissela Dominguez-Patt, Labour Commissioner.

Belize Chairs 30th Special Meeting of COHSOD

Hon. Oscar Requena, Minister of Rural Transformation, Community Development, Labour, and Local Government, chaired the 30th Special Meeting of the Council for Human and Social Development (COHSOD), an organ of CARICOM, in Georgetown, Guyana, on May 24. Present at the meeting were Ministers of Labour and heads of delegations from CARICOM member states.

Belize Assumes Pro Tempore Presidency of CCAD

On January 12, 2023, Hon. Orlando Habet, Minister of Sustainable Development, Climate Change and Disaster Risk, officially assumed the Pro Tempore Presidency (PTP) of the Central American Commission of the Environment and Development (CCAD) for the period January 1 to June 30, 2023.

Alteration of Import Duties on Condensed Milk Imported into CARICOM

The Government of Belize hereby informs the public and the business community that, as of January 1, 2023, the import duty on condensed milk imported into CARICOM from all non-CARICOM sources was increased to 30%. The recent policy change applies to all CARICOM countries that participate in the CARICOM Single Market, including Belize.

Public Advisory: Amnesty mobile clinics coming to San Pedro in February

An amnesty clinic is being planned for February 4-5th in San Pedro Town. Designed for people to address their legal status in Belize, the island sessions will help those who need help with their applications. Organizers expect to offer aid for up to 150 persons during the two-day event. Anyone planning to attend, and/or may have questions, is asked to call 223-9500.