Wednesday, May 22, 2024

U.S. Embassy Belmopan

U.S.-Belize Bilateral Security Meeting Tracks Advancement on Shared National Security Objectives

U.S. Embassy Belmopan and the Government of Belize met on July 20, 2022, to reaffirm the U.S.-Belize security partnership. Bi-annual bilateral meetings between the United States and Belize underscore our shared commitment to deepening cooperation to meet national and regional challenges, such as narcotrafficking, human smuggling and trafficking, and gang violence. In this engagement, both governments discussed shared priorities in the areas of citizen and border security, governance, and justice sector efficiency.

Tradewinds 2022 Builds Regional Security Partnerships in Belize

Tradewinds 2022, a two-week training involving 22 nations sponsored by U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM), ended on Friday, May 20, 2022 following a closing ceremony in Ladyville, Belize. More than 1,800 people participated in the exercise with 644 from the United States and 1,158 from Belize and other partner nations. This marks the first time that two partner nations - Belize and Mexico – cohosted the annual Tradewinds exercise alongside the United States.

U.S. Embassy Hosts Belizean Winners of the Black History Month Poetry Competition

U.S. Embassy Belmopan hosted the winners of the Embassy’s first-ever Black History Month Poetry Contest.  Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. Leyla Moses-Ones recognized the three Belizean high school student winners during a special ceremony highlighting their inspiring works.  Their visit included a tour of the U.S. Embassy where their framed poems have been on prominent display over the past month.

The United States Donates an Additional 117,000 Pfizer Vaccines to Belize

U.S. Embassy Belmopan is pleased to announce the arrival of 117,000 Pfizer vaccines in Belize. This U.S. government contribution to Belize’s fight against the COVID-19 pandemic is in addition to the 111,150 vaccine doses donated in August. The United States is committed to sharing vaccines globally, saving lives, and putting an end to the pandemic.

U.S. Government Awards US$750,000 to Three Grantees through the CARSI Program

In a ceremony held on November 4, 2021, U.S. Embassy Belmopan awarded US$750,000 in grant funding, under the Central America Regional Security Initiative, Economic Support Fund (CARSI- ESF), to three organization working to save lives, empower youth through building tech skills, and connect communities to enhanced government services.

U.S. Embassy Donates Vehicles to Support the Fight Against Crime in Belize

U.S. Embassy Belmopan presented six vehicles to the Government of Belize on Thursday, October 14th as a security donation to the Police Department and the Customs and Excise Department to deter and disrupt criminal activities in remote areas and to expand law enforcement training opportunities for officers throughout Belize.

U.S. Government Donates Mobile Field Hospital to Belize

On September 19th, 2021, U.S. Embassy Belmopan joined the U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) for the official handover of a U.S.-funded mobile field hospital to the Belizean government. The field hospital donation is another pillar of the United States’ continuing commitment to helping Belize respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and other medical emergencies. On August 18, the United States donated the first tranche of more than 345,000 doses of the anti-COVID-19 Pfizer vaccine.

U.S. Embassy Delivers Funds to BAHA for Fruit Fly Eradication Program

U.S. Embassy Belmopan Chargé d’Affaires, ad interim, Keith Gilges, represented the U.S. government in a handover of funds provided by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to the Belize Agricultural Health Authority (BAHA). The donation of $280,000 BZD will be used to pay for equipment, supplies, and wages as part of an ongoing program to eradicate one of the world’s most destructive pests, the Mediterranean fruit fly, from Belize. CEO in the Ministry of Agriculture, Food Security and Enterprise Servulo Baeza received the funds on behalf of BAHA and the Government of Belize.