By Joy Osiagwu
Belize Celebrates Independence, September 21, 2023
Belize is a nation between the Caribbean Sea and the rainforest on the eastern coast of Central America. The country considers itself part of Central America and the Caribbean. Belize was originally the location for many Mayan cities before the British and Spanish reached the region between the 17 and 18th centuries.
Formerly recognized as a British Honduras, Belize became the last British colony on American soil and is still connected to Britain. Belize gained Independence from Britain and Guatemala after several months of negotiation on September 21, 1981.
Tourism is the mainstay of the nation However, health issues related to HIV/AIDS in Central America have had a devastating impact on the economy of Belize. The population of the country is 441 471, and the nation’s capital is Belmopan. The languages spoken are English, Belizean Creole, Spanish, Mayan, German, Garifuna, and Chines
Great Blue Hole of Belize Tourism (Photo credit: Google)
Current Governance Structure
Belize operates a constitutional monarchy and parliamentary democracy. King Charles III is the head of state represented by the Governor General, Froyla Tzalam. He is the third Governor-General of the country. The Prime Minister is John Antonio Briceno. He assumed duty in November 2020.
Belizean Alma Pinelo has made history as the first woman to graduate as Lieutenant Commander from the Navy College in Taiwan. The Ambassador of Belize in Taiwan, Her Excellency Dr. Candice Pitts, related the nation’s excitement in a statement on behalf of the government of Belize, published on Belize news.com.
“On behalf of the Government of Belize, we wish LCDR Pinelo the very best in her profession and in her continuing service to Belize.” She added,
Belize Ottawa connection
Belize has a Consulate General in Calgary.
Phone number: 4032156072