Belizeans visiting Mexico via Chetumal and would-be visitors to Belize now
have access to consular services near Belize's northern border. Prime
Minister Said Musa inaugurated the new Belize consulate in Chetumal,
Quintana Roo on Sunday, March 25.

The consulate will further strengthen the bonds of friendship between the
southern Mexican state and Belize, Prime Minister Musa said. He said the
office is but the first in a series of consulates which Belize will open in
Mexico to facilitate Belizeans and would-be visitors to Belize.

The consulate's offices, at No. 91 Avenida Armada de Mexico, will also
promote investment opportunities in Belize, said Consul General in
Chetumal, H.E. Ricardo Ismael Moguel. Moguel added that the consulate will
be open to everyone, especially Belizeans, outside the nominal office hours
of 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., to offer assistance as needed by anyone in distress
while in Chetumal.

The governor of Quintana Roo, Joaquin Hendricks Diaz, also addressed the
gathering and after the speeches, the Belize flag was raised while a
military band played "Land of the Free".

Also present at the ceremony were Deputy Prime Minister Johnny Briceño, the
chief executive officers: David Gibson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
and Allan Usher of the National Security Ministry, and area representatives
Vildo Marin and Dr. Gregorio Garcia of Corozal.