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Ministry of Health Announces New Chief Executive Officer

The Ministry of Health informs that effective today, July 3rd, the new Chief Executive Officer for the Ministry of Health is Dr. George Gough. Dr. Gough has worked within the health system for many years. He is presently the Chair of the National Health Insurance Committee and also the Chair of the Belize Medical Council.

By | July 4th, 2019|frontpage, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Ministry Of Agriculture Hosts Train-the-Trainers Workshop on Climate-Smart Agriculture

The Ministry of Agriculture in collaboration with Centro Agronómico Tropical de Investigación y Enseñanza (CATIE) and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) through the Japan Caribbean Climate Change Partnership (J-CCCP) is hosting a five-day Train-the-Trainers Workshop on Climate-Smart Agriculture. The training aims to strengthen the capacity of Extension and Cooperative Officers from the Ministry of [...]

By | June 24th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Endorsement Of The Maya Forest Biological Corridor In Central Belize

At its meeting last week, Cabinet approved a proposal from the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries, Forestry, the Environment, Sustainable Development and Immigration to recognize the Maya Forest Corridor in Central Belize as an area of natural significance, which connects two of the largest wilderness areas of Central America: the Maya Mountains of Belize and the [...]

By | June 24th, 2019|frontpage, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Special Event To Honour 28 Years Of Cuban Medical Brigade

Minister of Health Hon. Pablo Marin hosted an event to honour Cuban medical personnel who have served in Belize. The event was hosted at Kcho Studio Romerillo Gallery and Community Centre in Havana, Cuba. The studio is a community cultural project demonstrating the transformative power of art.  It was founded by the world-renowned Cuban visual [...]

By | June 24th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Thirty-one Youths Successfully Complete Belize Youth Challenge Program

The Ministry of Human Development, Social Transformation and Poverty Alleviation and the Ministry of National Security held a passing out ceremony today to recognize the thirty-one (31) cadets who successfully completed the Belize Youth Challenge Program (BYC). The young men, ages 15 to 17, comprise the second cohort of the BYC program which was introduced [...]

By | June 24th, 2019|frontpage, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Summer Coding Camp For Girls To Be Launched In Belize City And Belmopan

The Directorate General for Foreign Trade (DGFT) has partnered with the Belize Coalition of Service Providers (BCSP) and the Belize Association of ICT Professionals (BAICTP) to host the first Society of Women Coders (SOW) Camp for Girls. It will engage the intellectual curiosity of Belize’s young women and provide an atmosphere for learning a skill [...]

By | June 24th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Belize Coast Guard Receives Honour Graduate Award

The Commandant of the Belize Coast Guard is proud to acknowledge Lieutenant Alma Pinelo for receiving the Honour Graduate award after successfully completing the International Maritime Officer Course at the U.S. Coast Guard Training Center in Yorktown, Virginia, U.S.A. Lieutenant Pinelo is the first Belizean and the first female to receive this prestigious award. Her [...]

By | June 24th, 2019|frontpage, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Sargassum Task Force Update

Over the last ten months, the Sargassum Task Force (STF), a public-private committee, has worked diligently to strategize possible mitigation and adaptation measures to address the impact of Sargassum on the top four impacted tourist destinations, namely, San Pedro, Caye Caulker, Hopkins and Placencia. In late 2018, Cabinet approved a set of relief support mechanisms, [...]

By | June 17th, 2019|frontpage, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Belize Submits Its Notification To The International Court Of Justice

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs announces that notification of the Special Agreement between Belize and Guatemala to submit Guatemala’s territorial, insular and maritime claim to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) of 2008, along with its Protocol of 2015, was deposited to the Registrar of the Court in The Hague, Netherlands, today, June 7, 2019. Article [...]

By | June 11th, 2019|frontpage, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Secretary-General Congratulates Belize On Successful Referendum

The Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland has congratulated the people of Belize on a successful referendum. On 8 May the people voted to refer to the International Court of Justice any legal claim of Guatemala against Belize relating to land, insular territories and any maritime areas. She said: “I constituted and deployed a Commonwealth Observer Group, [...]

By | May 15th, 2019|frontpage, Uncategorized|0 Comments