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Your development has been impressive – CARICOM SG to Belize on 35th Anniversary

Posted in: Press Releases by admin | 20 September 2016 | Release Ref #: 134/2016 | 5346

    CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque has congratulated Belize on 35 years of Independence, describing the country’s development over the period as impressive.


    In his congratulatory letter to Belize Prime Minister Mr. Dean Barrow, Ambassador LaRocque praised the commitment, pride and resolve of the Belizean people. It’s a spirit, he said, that resonates with the theme of this year’s celebrations, “Sovereign and Strong – Together as One”.


    Belize marks its 35th anniversary on Wednesday 21st September, 2016.

    Read full congratulatory message:


    On behalf of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), I offer warmest congratulations to the Government and People of Belize on the occasion of your 35th Anniversary of Independence.


    Prime Minister, in those three and a half decades, your country’s development has been impressive, a reflection of the commitment, pride and resolve of the Belizean people.  That spirit resonates with your aptly chosen theme for this year’s celebrations - “Sovereign and Strong-Together As One”.


    That strength and togetherness will serve to ensure that Belize continues on its path to sustainable development and an ever greater quality of life.


    The Community continues to be highly appreciative, Prime Minister, of your guidance in matters pertaining to Justice and Governance which fall under your responsibility in our quasi-cabinet.  This work has served to strengthen the foundation of our integration movement and is testimony to Belize’s commitment to CARICOM.


    May the Government and people of Belize enjoy their celebrations marking this important milestone in their history.”