By Rubén Morales Iglesias: Prime Minister Briceño told the Belize Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI) that Cabinet has decided to open Belize land borders in early 2022.
The announcement came at a meeting the Prime Minister and Christopher Coye, Minister of State in the Ministry of Finance, Economic Development and Investment had with the executive council of the BCCI on Wednesday, November 24, 2021, at the PM’s Belize City Office.
“A very fruitful discussion was held regarding several issues affecting the business community,” said a statement by the Government of Belize Press Office on Thursday. “Prime Minister Briceño listened to several suggestions from the council which brought constructive and positive feedback from their constituency.”
The statement said the PM told the BCCI that Cabinet made the land border decision “after much discussion and considering several important factors” but added that “the details of the reopening are to be further discussed in Cabinet and protocols would be announced to the public as soon as these are finalized.”
The Press Office said the Prime Minister promised to present to Cabinet the BCCI recommendations on the reopening of the borders.
The PM and the BCCI also discussed the COVID-19 pandemic, the numerous reforms the Government is undertaking, and other reforms that are necessary for the improvement of the business environment.