We welcome you to the September edition of the newsletter, showcasing more of the wonderful things happening in our Jewel as well as how the Belizean Diaspora continue to make a positive impact on the lives of others. We thank you for being a part of the newsletter’s continued and growing readership. September was a particularly special and patriotic month for Belizeans celebrating its 38 th Independence of Belize. We wish the country and people of Belize a very happy Independence Day! God bless Belize!

We are proud to share with you several stories in this edition, such as how Belize has become the World’s Most Ethical and Sustainable Shrimp Producer , and about the opening of a position at PathLight International for an Executive Director. Also , read about the 22 distinguished Belizeans who are our “Belizean Stars of the Month” . We also take this opportunity to congratulate the new Miss Belize, Destinee Arnold and wish her all the success in the upcoming Miss Universe.

Belize is experiencing a severe drought affecting its crops, so we ask for your prayers that we get some badly needed rain.

As always, we are pleased to share with you H.E Daniel Gutierez, Ambassador of Belize in Washington, D.C.’s message under “Ambassador’s Desk”. Watch also the video of the Prime Minister of Belize, Rt. Hon. Dean O. Barrow giving his annual Independence Day speech.

Enjoy and share with your friends!