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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.

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.

MBECA Hosts Blue Economy Climate Resilience Forum and Booth Fair

The Government of Belize through the Ministry of Blue Economy and Civil Aviation (MBECA) in collaboration with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Representative for Jamaica, the Bahamas and Belize and Belize’s National Designated Authority to the Green Climate Fund (GCF), hosted the 2022 Blue Economy and Climate Resilience Forum and Blue Economy Fair on December 1 and December 2, 2022, respectively, at the Belize City Civic Center.

Ministry of Blue Economy Hosts Vulnerability and Livelihood Consultations

The Government of Belize through the Ministry of Blue Economy and Civil Aviation (MBECA) in collaboration with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Representative for Jamaica, The Bahamas and Belize, and Belize’s National Designated Authority to the Green Climate Fund (GCF), has organized four Climate Change Vulnerability and Livelihood consultations for the coastal zone and fisheries sector of Belize.

Ministry of Blue Economy to Host Vulnerability and Livelihood Consultations

The Government of Belize through the Ministry of Blue Economy and Civil Aviation (MBECA) in collaboration with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Representative for Jamaica, The Bahamas and Belize, and Belize’s National Designated Authority to the Green Climate Fund (GCF), has organized four Climate Change Vulnerability and Livelihood consultations for the coastal zone and fisheries sector of Belize.

Code Caribbean: Promoting STEAM for Innovation in the Caribbean

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has announced that Belize and Barbados have been chosen for the pilot project of ‘Code Caribbean: Promoting STEAM for Innovation in the Caribbean.’ Belize was selected from among the 7 Caribbean countries of Trinidad and Tobago, Jamaica, Suriname, Guyana, and the Bahamas that are part of the regional initiative. This will be implemented in collaboration with The Trust for the Americas, Code.org, the Inter-American Development Bank and the Ministries of Education of Belize and Barbados.

The future of the British monarchy in Belize; will Belize remove the Queen?

Unlike Belize, where Queen Elizabeth II is the head of state, close allies like Barbados have moved away from this system and cut ties with the British crown. As reports indicate Jamaica is next in line to ax Her Majesty from their government, the question among Belizeans now is whether Belize will follow suit. Prime Minister Honourable Dr. John Briceño commented on this inquiry, hinting that if anything relating to the matter takes place in the country, it will first involve the opinion of the Belizean public.