Love is in the air this Valentine month giving us the chance to show our love and appreciation to those we care about. We hope that you all had a very Happy Valentine’s Day and that every day is Valentine’s Day for you!

Every month our team works tirelessly in gathering, researching, reading and seeking positive news about Belizeans living abroad and at home. We even interview the Star of the Month so that the information you get about them is authentic and personal. We are happy to be sharing once more this month as highlighted below:

  • We say “Hasta luego” (“until next time”) to Belize’s Lobster Fishing Season
  • Watch the video of the accomplishments of the Samuel Haynes Institute of Excellence
  • Join Mrs. Kim Simplis Barrow, Special Envoy for Women & Children, in her fight towards a cancer free world
  • Check out the first episode of the Economic Development Council’s e-Governance Mini-series
  • Meet the new Honorary Consul of Belize in Arizona
  • Discover what took place during the Great Backyard Bird Count
  • Lean about the most recent China Travel Ban
  • Familiarize yourself about the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on how to properly wear and dispose a mask and how to protect yourself from getting the new coronavirus
  • Find out who were the Belizeans awarded for outstanding volleyball performance in Canada
  • Read about the removal of Belize from the EU’s list of Harmful Preferential Tax Regimes
  • Watch the interview with Alex Sanker, artist from Belize, who travelled to LA to honor Kobe Bryant with his paintings
  • Discover more about the life of our “Star of the Month”, Dr. Kareem Usher, and all he has done for Belize through research
  • Check out, “What’s Trending”, regarding the Belize Tertiary Options and Opportunities Education Expo at UB, the American Society of Travel Advisor Houston Chapter Tradeshow, Live and Invest in Belize Conference, and El Carnaval de San Pedro!

Read the monthly message from the Ambassador of Belize in Washington, DC, H.E. Daniel Gutierez, under “Ambassador’s Desk.” This month, Ambassador Gutierez introduces and welcomes Dr. Richard Strand, first Honorary Consul of Belize in Arizona, to the Diaspora and the Consular offices in the US.

Learn also in this edition how to prepare a refreshing treat, “Frozen Chocolate Colada” in our “Recipe of the Month” section because it’s nice to pair a scrumptious meal with a delicious drink. As much as the Maya, Toltec, and Aztec peoples loved cacao 3,000 years ago, so will you fall in love with the fresh and locally grown cacao from Toledo too!

And of course, don't forget to check out the section Upcoming Events to find out more about “Luck of the Caribbean Picnic”, “International Day of Forest 2020”, “2020 Spring Fling”, “Passport DC” and much more!

Finally, we sadly regret the deaths of Mr. Harrison Carlton Garbutt, Mrs. Anna Marie Menzies-Lewis, and Mr. Robert Anthony Leslie in the section, “Honoring the life of”. Our thoughts and prayers are with their loved ones during this difficult time.

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As we update our database, and in order to serve you better, the Consulate of Belize in Florida continues to conduct phone calls to its constituents to confirm each's contact information. We appreciate your cooperation and support in sharing your contact information, so that you and your family can continue to be informed about services offered by the Consulate as well as get updates on Belize.
If you are aware of a Belizean residing in the United States who is making a positive impact on the lives of others while contributing to their native country, please submit their story to us so that we may feature them in our newsletter. Perhaps the Star of the Month for March could even be you!

Enjoy and share with your friends!

And remember, it is good to be Belizean!