Consulate of Belize in North Carolina

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08/12/2021

Governor-General of Belize Froyla Tzalam graciously received Leyla Moses-Ones, our new Chargé d’Affaires, a.i., on August 10th and warmly welcomed her to Belize in their first formal meeting. The U.S. Embassy looks forward to continuing to build on the strong and enduring partnership between the United States and Belize. 🇺🇸🇧🇿

08/10/2021

Please join us in welcoming U.S. Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. Leyla Moses-Ones to Belize! Chargé Moses-Ones arrived in the country last Friday and has taken up the role of Chief of Mission at U.S. Embassy Belmopan.

Chargé Moses-Ones most recently served as Deputy Chief of Mission to Tirana, Albania. She has also previously served in Washington, D.C., as well as in U.S. Missions in Costa Rica, Mozambique, Turkey, and Germany.

“I am pleased to have the honor of serving my country in Belize as Chargé d’Affaires,” said Chargé Moses-Ones, “I look forward to working with the government, civil society organizations, and the Belizean people to continue to build on this exceptional U.S. – Belize partnership, promoting our shared interests and enhancing national security, economic prosperity, and good governance efforts.” 🇺🇸🇧🇿

Read more about Chargé Moses-Ones here: https://bz.usembassy.gov/our-relationship/our-ambassador/

08/05/2021

IMPORTANT UPDATE: Kindly note effective August 9th, 2021, all travellers entering Belize will need proof of a negative COVID-19 test, regardless if vaccinated.

Read full release here: https://conta.cc/3ClDOaP

07/19/2021

PRESS RELEASE

Belize’s Ambassador to the US and Permanent
Representative to the OAS Presents Credentials
Belmopan. July 16, 2021.11:30 a.m.
His Excellency Lynn Young, the new Ambassador of Belize to the United
States of America, presented his letters of credence to U.S. President
Joseph Biden on July 7, 2021.
In presenting his credentials, Ambassador Young expressed Belize’s
commitment to continue strengthening the bilateral relations based on
common values of democracy, peace and security, good governance, and
sustainable development for the betterment of the people of both countries.
In his response, President Biden spoke of the strong partnerships Belize and
the U.S. enjoy and applauded Belize’s peaceful transition of power in
November 2020, praising it as a testament to Belize’s tradition of democracy.
Also Belize’s Permanent Representative to the Organization of American
States (OAS), Ambassador Young presented his credentials to H.E. Luis
Almagro, Secretary General of the OAS on July 9, 2021.
Ambassador Young commended the work of the OAS and noted
that working together at regional and hemispheric levels through a
multilateral forum such as the OAS is the only way to effectively confront the
multiple challenges which member states face. He reiterated Belize’s
commitment to work with its neighbours to achieve the goals of peace,
sustainable development, and the well-being of all the peoples of the
Americas.
Secretary General Almagro commented on the very important role Belize
has always played in the organization, noting that H.E. Nestor Mendez, the
Assistant Secretary General of the OAS, is also from Belize.
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U.S. Embassy Belize Fourth of July Virtual Ceremony 2021
07/05/2021
U.S. Embassy Belize Fourth of July Virtual Ceremony 2021

U.S. Embassy Belize Fourth of July Virtual Ceremony 2021

Join us for the embassy’s virtual 4th of July ceremony!Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. Keith Gilges will be delivering a special Independence Day message, along with...

06/18/2021

BTB Congratulates new Ambassador for Diaspora Relations

Hon. Anthony Mahler, Minister of Tourism and Diaspora Relations, and the Belize Tourism Board (BTB) extend congratulations to H.E. Sandhya Murphy on her recent appointment as Ambassador for Diaspora Relations. Ambassador Murphy will work closely with the Ministry’s Diaspora Unit. The Unit’s role is to raise Belize’s profile on the international stage; attract inward investment; promote trade; and provide support to Belizeans living abroad.

Ambassador Murphy has a Master’s in Business Administration from Nova Southeastern University, Florida and has worked in the private and public sectors for over 20 years. We wish her every success in her new role as Ambassador.

06/14/2021

This week’s Caribbean American Heritage Month profile is Belizean Mathematical Physicist and University Administrator Dr. Arlie Petters!

Dr. Arlie O. Petters is the Benjamin Powell Professor of Mathematics and a Professor of Physics and Economics at Duke University, where he has been on the faculty since 1998. At Duke, he served as the Dean of Academic Affairs for Trinity College of Arts & Sciences and Associate Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education. Before going to Duke, he was an Assistant Professor of Mathematics at Princeton University.

Dr. Petters’ research explores how gravity acts on light, and he pioneered the mathematical theory of weak-deflection gravitational lensing. Dr. Petters also discovered applications of gravitational lensing, which included predicting effects that probe the nature of spacetime around black holes and developing tests of Einstein’s general relativity and modified gravity models.

He is author of several academic books and recipient of many awards for his innovative research. He was also selected in 2006 by the National Academy of Sciences to be part of a Portrait Collection of Outstanding African Americans in Science, Engineering, and Medicine. The collection is on permanent display at the Keck Center in Washington, DC.

Along with being a researcher, Dr. Petters has given back to the African American community and other communities. He has mentored numerous underrepresented minority and majority students, faculty, and professionals, and has received many community-service awards. As a way of giving back to Belize, Dr. Petters founded the Petters Research Institute in 2005. The institute is a center that helps develop Belizean human capital in STEM fields and foster Belize national development through environmentally sustainable applications of STEM tools in entrepreneurship and innovation.

05/29/2021

We join Belizeans at home and abroad in congratulating Her Excellency Froyla Tzalam, Governor General of Belize, on her installation. Her Excellency Tzalam's appointment is historic as she is the first Indigenous American in the Commonwealth to hold the post. She is Belize's third Governor General and the second woman to assume the seat.

Click the links below to view photos or re-watch the live stream of the installation ceremony.

PHOTOS: https://flic.kr/s/aHsmVNZ4Mr

LIVE STREAM: https://fb.watch/5N1Uk2C1IG/

05/12/2021

Kindly note the most recently updated entry requirements below.

The Belize Tourism Board (BTB) advises that the Government of Belize has taken a decision that travellers entering the country are no longer required to download and complete the Belize Travel Health App prior to arrival in Belize. This recent adjustment to Belize’s COVID-19 Prevention Regulations is outlined in Statutory Instrument No.51 of 2021.

05/04/2021

Belize has now downgraded to a level two destination in the Centers for Disease & Control (CDC) travel alert ranking. With our low number of active COVID-19 cases in-country, Belize is becoming one of the safer destinations for travellers to experience while keeping health and safety as a priority with our Tourism Gold Standard program.

Want to visit Belize, here's what you need to know.

https://www.travelbelize.org/health-safety

Belize is open for business!
04/14/2021

Belize is open for business!

Nothing like a room with a view! Book now to see what you’ve been missing🐚

Photos from Ministry of Health & Wellness Belize's post
01/26/2021

Photos from Ministry of Health & Wellness Belize's post

01/26/2021

PRESS RELEASE

Statement by Belize in Support of Guyana

Belmopan. January 26, 2021. 3:30 p.m.

The Government of Belize has registered its serious concern regarding official reports of 12 Guyanese nationals and their vessels, the “Lady Nayera” and the “Sea Wolf,” which were intercepted by the Venezuelan Navy the “Comandante Hugo Chavez GC 24” in Guyana’s Exclusive Economic Zone and subsequently detained at Port Guiria, Venezuela on Thursday, January 21, 2021.

Hon. Eamon Courtenay, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade and Immigration, met with the Venezuelan Ambassador to Belize, H.E. Gerardo Argote, at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on January 24, 2021 for an explanation of his Government’s action.

Minister Courtenay took the opportunity to condemn this latest flagrant violation of Guyana’s sovereignty and territorial integrity by Venezuela. Belize called for the immediate release of the illegally detained Guyanese nationals and their vessels and urged the Government of Venezuela to respect international law and ensure a peaceful resolution of this incident.

Minister Courtenay has remained in close contact with his colleague Hon. Hugh Todd, Foreign Minister of Guyana, on this matter.

Belize reiterates its unequivocal support for Guyana’s sovereignty and territorial integrity and the process underway before the International Court of Justice to finally and peacefully resolve the controversy between the two countries.

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Belize Embassy, Washington DC
12/22/2020

Belize Embassy, Washington DC

Happy holidays from the Embassy of Belize to the United States of America. May your days be merry and bright!

Updated entry requirements for travelers entering Belize through the Philip Goldson International Airport.
12/22/2020

Updated entry requirements for travelers entering Belize through the Philip Goldson International Airport.

Kindly note the updated entry requirements for travelers entering Belize through the Philip Goldson International Airport.
Keep up to date with official news and travel advisories regarding the COVID-19 pandemic at https://bit.ly/3pfsC8G

Government of Belize Press Office
12/13/2020

Government of Belize Press Office

PR#036

PRESS RELEASE

The Ministry of Health and Wellness Shares Condolences to the Families of Drs. Kevin and Kenneth Guerra

Belmopan. December 13, 2020. 1:30 p.m.

The Minister of Health and Wellness, Hon. Michel Chebat, joins Belizeans and healthcare workers in prayer and sharing of condolences to the Guerra family on the passing of twin brothers, Dr. Kevin and Dr. Kenneth Guerra.

Dr. Kevin Guerra died on December 12, 2020. He worked at the Independence Polyclinic under the Ministry of Health and Wellness for five years. The Ministry learned with sadness that Dr. Kenneth Guerra also lost the fight to COVID-19 this morning, December 13, 2020. Dr. Kenneth worked at the San Ignacio Community Hospital under the Ministry of Health and Wellness for three years. The Guerra brothers were beloved husbands, fathers, sons, friends, and medical colleagues. They were appreciated and admired by their patients and colleagues and will be greatly missed by the communities they served.

Unfortunately, Drs. Kevin and Kenneth Guerra are Belize’s first healthcare workers to have lost their lives to complications due to COVID-19. The Ministry values the health of its frontline workers and continues to work diligently to ensure frontline workers remain prepared and equipped for any impact from COVID-19.

The Ministry of Health and Wellness reminds the public to visit the nearest flu clinic for testing and medical management if they are experiencing signs or symptoms of COVID-19 or call the hotline number 0-800-MOH-CARE (0-800-664-2273). If experiencing difficulty breathing, shortness of breath, or chest pain while in isolation or quarantine, seek medical attention immediately.

The Ministry offers thoughts and prayers to all healthcare workers and all persons who are fighting the battle against this deadly virus.

The Ministry of Health and Wellness offers its deepest condolences to the families of Drs. Kevin and Kenneth Guerra. They served their patients and country well.

Let us join forces in the fight against COVID-19.

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Belize Vacation
12/02/2020

Belize Vacation

San Pedro’s version of a weathervane! 😎 Did you know Belize only has two seasons: wet and dry? This makes the Jewel a perfect winter vacation destination! December is a popular time to visit since the temperature cools down to a nice, crisp 65 degrees F when there’s a cold front. #TravelBelize

📸IG: aliceroserussell

Belize Vacation
11/24/2020

Belize Vacation

Did you know THE Francis Ford Coppola owns the Gold Standard Blancaneaux Lodge? In the early 1980s, the famous filmmaker visited Belize, immediately fell in love with the location, and purchased the abandoned Blancaneaux Lodge.

Tucked into the Mountain Pine Ridge Forest Reserve, this luxury hideaway includes views of magnificent waterfalls and jungle canopies.

For a complete list of Gold Standard hotels, click here: https://bit.ly/3iN7xiT
📸: Blancaneux Lodge

On November 11, 2020 the Belizean people took to the polls.  Congratulations to the new Government of Belize.  Congratul...
11/12/2020

On November 11, 2020 the Belizean people took to the polls. Congratulations to the new Government of Belize. Congratulations to the people of Belize for another peaceful election.

On November 11, 2020 the Belizean people took to the polls. Congratulations to the new Government of Belize. Congratulations to the people of Belize for another peaceful election.

American Airlines has added Belize to its pre-flight testing program, making it easier to travel to Belize.  Remember to...
11/03/2020
American Airlines expands its preflight COVID testing options

American Airlines has added Belize to its pre-flight testing program, making it easier to travel to Belize. Remember to use good hygiene practices and wear a mask to protect yourself and others around you!

Preflight COVID testing seems like it could be on its way to becoming a baseline amenity offered by all major airlines. As states and countries continue to reopen, many have implemented a mandatory 14-day quarantine for arriving passengers. However, if you present a recent negative COVID test, some....

Remembering Jerry Jeff Walker and Camp Belize - The San Pedro Sun
10/27/2020
Remembering Jerry Jeff Walker and Camp Belize - The San Pedro Sun

Remembering Jerry Jeff Walker and Camp Belize - The San Pedro Sun

Legendary musician Jerry Jeff Walker, a longtime friend of San Pedro passed away on October 23rd. Walker performed on the island for more than 25 years, with fans flocking to the island yearly for Camp Belize. His generosity to the community and memorable concerts will be sorely missed.

10/02/2020
The Placencia, a Muy’Ono Resort

The Placencia, a Muy’Ono Resort

The day has finally come. Belize is officially open to international travelers again! We're so excited to see you again, we're offering every 5th night free. We'll see you soon! 🌺💙🌴
#BelizeAwaits #WelcomeBack

The Lodge at Chaa Creek
09/24/2020

The Lodge at Chaa Creek

Wake up and smell the coffee ☕️ Best wishes for your day from us in the Belize jungle!

The Placencia, a Muy’Ono Resort
09/24/2020

The Placencia, a Muy’Ono Resort

View of paradise from the clouds 🌊🌺☁️

Belize Vacation
09/23/2020

Belize Vacation

It's finally here! The Belize Health App is now available for download for both iOS and Android devices.* With reopening scheduled on October 1, all visitors will be required to download and complete the app on their mobile device no more than 72 hours before arriving in Belize.

*iOS users can find it on the app store and Android users can download it from the link below! #belizeawaits
https://bit.ly/32VAm77

09/23/2020
Belize Vacation

Belize Vacation

Let the countdown to reopening begin!

Government of Belize Press Office
09/21/2020

Government of Belize Press Office

Happy Birthday, Belize! Happy Independence Day to Belizeans at home and abroad! 🇧🇿🇧🇿🇧🇿

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1613 Military Cutoff Road, Suite 230
Wilmington, NC
28403

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Belize offers it's residents and visitos spectacular natural environments and the excitement of discovering Mother Nature's Best Kept Secret draw travelers from around the globe, promising both relaxation and the richly rewarding authenticity they seek in a genuine Caribbean getaway. Nestled between Mexico and Guatemala on the Caribbean coast of Central America, Belize is one of the few remaining unspoiled places on earth. Whatever aspect of Belize piques your interest, we will do our best to ensure that your experience is a positive and memorable one – enticing you to return to Belize again and again.

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