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Independent poll suggests Belize is in favor of maintaining ties with the British Monarchy

On Saturday, May 6th, the official coronation of King Charles III will take place in London, England. Charles assumed the position following his mother’s death in September 2022. With this change, King Charles became the head of state in most of the Commonwealth countries, including Belize. However, some of these countries are considering cutting ties with the British monarchy, and according to a recent survey conducted by Lord Michael Ashcroft Polls, Belize would keep the Brit as head of state.

Belize Delivers Statement at the Commonwealth

Hon. Eamon Courtenay, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade and Immigration, delivered a statement at the Commonwealth Foreign Ministers Meeting at Marlborough House in London on March 15, 2023.

Remembrance Day in Belize honors fallen heroes

Sunday, November 13th, was observed as Remembrance Day in Belize and other Commonwealth countries in memory of all the men and women in service who fell in the line of duty during the first and second World Wars. A ceremony was held at the Fort George Memorial Park in Belize City, where wreaths were laid and tributes paid to those who fought for freedom.

Monday to be observed as National Holiday to honor Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral

It has been confirmed following the weekly Cabinet meeting that Monday, September 19th, will be observed in Belize as a national holiday in honor of the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II. The late British monarch was Belize’s Head of State and passed away on September 8th. Her eldest son Prince Charles ascended to the throne, becoming the United Kingdom’s King and Head of State of Belize and the Commonwealth.

Belize’s Head of State, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, dies at 96

On Thursday, September 8th, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II passed away at her summer retreat at Balmoral Castle, Scotland. At the age of 96 years, she was the longest-serving British monarch and queen of not only the United Kingdom (UK) but the Commonwealth realm of which Belize is part of. Her eldest son will now become King Charles III and Belize’s new Head of State.

Belizean Foresters Remembered in Scotland

During the Second World War, some 900 men from Belize (then British Honduras) sailed over 5,000 miles across the North Atlantic to fell timber...

Official celebrations for Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee begin; activities to take place in Belmopan

On Thursday, June 2nd, the United Kingdom (UK) and the Commonwealth nations observed a once-in-a-generation celebration as Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II marked her 70th year on the throne. The 96-year-old British monarch is the first to reach a Platinum Jubilee as head of the UK and the Commonwealth. The celebration will also be observed in Belize, part of the Commonwealth, with the lighting of ‘The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Beacons’ in the capital city of Belmopan at the Governor General’s field on Thursday evening.

Her Majesty The Queen recognises Belizean social justice activist with Commonwealth Points of Light award

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, as Head of the Commonwealth, has recognised Dorla Bowman, representing Belize, as the 222nd Commonwealth Point of Light in honour of her exceptional voluntary service championing women’s rights and gender equality.