Dear Friends of Belize, It is a privilege to welcome you to Belize. Each year more and more visitors from across the globe visit our beautiful country.
Visitors to Belize have a choice of three destinations in one: magnificent beaches and teeming reefs of the Caribbean, lush tropical rain forests of Central America, and the breath-taking temples of the Mundo Maya.
These remarkable and unique attributes combine to make Belize irresistibly inviting. To complement these attractions, we are a people who love to share our country with visitors.The rich cultural diversity of Maya, Garifuna, Creole, Mestizo, Asian, Middle Eastern, European – a polyglot people of many ethnic roots but Belizeans all – welcomes you.
And on that note, I wish to thank those in the tourism community who work diligently, in season and out, to make Belize the leadin destination it is. On behalf of the Government of Belize, I commend and thank the Belize Tourism Industry Association for its first work and achievements for Belize.
Hon Dean O. Barrow
Prime Minister and Minister Of Finance
Belize’s goals through our committed representatives are to analyse information, assess risk, seize opportunities and balance short-term and long-term priorities.
The Rt. Hon. Dean O. Barrow was sworn in as the Prime Minister of Belize on 8 February 2008. He now carries the title of ‘Right Honorable’, as Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II appointed Dean Barrow as a Member of the Privy Council.
Following his victory at the 2008 polls in the Pickstock Constituency of Belize City, Honorable Wilfred Peter (Sedi) Elrington was appointed the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade and Attorney General of Belize. He currently holds the portfolios for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Ministry of Home Affairs.
Over the years, Nigeria has maintained good bi-lateral relationship with Belize and since 1990 has been sending volunteers from pool of Nigeria technical aids corps which was overseen by the Nigeria High Commission in Jamaica and which has concurrent accreditation to Belize. To further deepen the bi-lateral relationship, Belize initiated a process to establish a presence in Nigeria and in 2010, both countries reached an agreement and a Consulate was opened in Abuja with Dr. Ifeanyichukwu Ifedi who was at that time a Professor and Coordinator of Public Sector Management at the University of Belize, appointed to represent Belize.
Since then, several cultural, educational and investments interest has been built, including the establishment of Nigeria-Belize Chamber of commerce which in tandem with the Consulate successfully hosted the First Lady of Belize, Her Excellency Mrs Kim Simplis-Barrow during her visit to Nigeria for the Africa First Ladies Conference and launching/Fund raising of her project The Inspiration Centre, Belize and held an investment opportunities discussions with the Beltraide, which has been yielding robust outcomes. To deepen cultural ties, Members of Belize contingents has twice featured prominently at the annual Cross River State Calabar Carnival. Educational Linkage program dicussions are at advance stages with several institutions in Nigeria.
All Nigerian citizens must have a Nigerian passport valid for the duration of their visit to Belize.