Thursday, June 20, 2024

U.S. Embassy Chargé d’Affaires

United States Funds Prosecutorial Training to Strengthen Belize’s Justice System

U.S. Embassy Belmopan and the Government of Belize facilitated a three-day, U.S.- funded workshop to provide comprehensive training on investigating and prosecuting criminal cases for Belize Police Department and National Prosecution Branch personnel. Participants received training on trial preparation, research methods, advocacy, and the examination of evidence, witnesses, and experts. This U.S.-sponsored program supports the Belizean government’s efforts to improve the capacity of police prosecutors and implement a Court Case Management system in its pursuit to acquire international accreditation.

U.S. Military and Belizean Surgeons Partner to Provide Surgical Care to Belizean Communities

United States Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) Joint Task Force-Bravo (JTF-Bravo) concluded a two-week Global Health Engagement mission in Belize. The U.S. military team performed surgeries in Dangriga and Belmopan from August 15-26, collaborating with Belizean counterparts to improve medical readiness and promote wellness in local communities.

Peace Corps Celebrates 60 Years in Belize as New Volunteers Take the Oath of Service

On July 29, 2022, U.S. Embassy Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. Leyla Moses-Ones and Peace Corps Belize Country Director Tracey Hébert-Seck, presided over the swearing-in ceremony of the first cohort of two-year Peace Corps Volunteers to serve in Belize, two years after the COVID-19 pandemic compelled the prior group of volunteers to depart. The ceremony also marks 60 years of Peace Corps service and partnership with Belize. Joining U.S. government officials were Belize Governor General Her Excellency Froyla Tzalam and Minister of Education, Culture, Science, and Technology Hon. Francis Fonseca.

Construction to Begin on U.S.-Funded Dangriga Fire Station

A ground-breaking to mark construction for the new Dangriga fire station, funded by the United States government, was held June 10, 2022 with an official ceremony at the site location. This US$1.1 million project, made possible through the U.S. Southern Command Humanitarian Assistance Program, will serve as a centralized location for emergency service providers to dispatch support to the more than 9,000 residents of Dangriga and surrounding communities.

United States Funds New School Buildings in Corozal District

Faculty and students at the San Antonio Government School in Corozal are the recipients of three brand new school buildings gifted by the American people. A ceremony was held on June 9th, 2022 to mark the official inauguration of the buildings - a three-classroom structure, a bathroom, and a kitchen, funded through the U.S. Southern Command Humanitarian Assistance Program, valued at U.S. $460,000.

Belize Selected for Five-Year U.S. Grant to Help Alleviate Poverty

On December 14, the U.S. Government-funded Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) selected Belize for a five-year grant to fund local programs aimed at reducing poverty and stimulating economic growth. As one of MCC’s two newest partner countries, Belize will develop and lead its own projects’ design and implementation based on self-identified economic priorities.

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. Embassy Delivers Tactical Equipment to the Belize Police Department Mobile Interdiction Team

On May 6, U.S. Embassy Belmopan delivered tactical equipment and gear to the Belize Police Department Mobile Interdiction Team (MIT) in Belmopan. The equipment, valued at over $27,000 USD, was donated by the U.S. International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL).