Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Caricom-Mexico Summit #526617
10/25/17 04:23 AM
10/25/17 04:23 AM
Joined: Oct 1999
Posts: 83,512
oregon, spr
Marty Offline OP

Marty  Offline OP

Caricom-Mexico Summit Nears

Tonight, Government officials are making their final preparations for the 4th CARICOM-Mexico Summit.

It is being hosted in Belize tomorrow, and representatives from Governments all across the Caribbean will be coming. It will also allow for Mexican President, Enrique Pena Nieto to make his first visit here.

A press release from the Government of Belize says that President Pena Nieto will have a bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Dean Barrow, prior to the opening of the Summit. The two Heads of Government will evaluate the Belize's current bilateral relations with Mexico, and their discussion will focus on the strengthening of cooperation in the areas of education, sports, maritime security, and economic and political cooperation. They will also consider other ways to strengthen the legal framework between Belize and Mexico.

Thereafter, they will attend the Summit, which should focus on topics such as the CARICOM-Mexico programme of technical cooperation, infrastructural development in the region, which is funded through the Mesoamerica Project, Agriculture, and Investment. Also on the Summit's agenda is cooperation in the multilateral fora which spans mutual areas of concern like the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, Climate Change, and Non-Communicable diseases.

A government press release says that the relationship between Mexico and CARICOM dates back to July 30, 1974, when the CARICOM-Mexico Cooperation Agreement was signed. Mexico was the first country with which CARICOM developed a third country relationship. The last summit happened in Merida, Mexico in 2014.

Tomorrow's summit will be preceded by a meeting of all Foreign Ministers in attendance.

Channel 7

Re: Caricom-Mexico Summit [Re: Marty] #526639
10/25/17 02:04 PM
10/25/17 02:04 PM
Joined: Oct 1999
Posts: 83,512
oregon, spr
Marty Offline OP

Marty  Offline OP

President of Mexico Enrique Peņa Nieto arrives at the Radisson Fort George Hotel in Belize City for a Bilateral Meeting with the Prime Minister of Belize Rt. Hon. Dean Barrow.

Click photo for more pictures!

Re: Caricom-Mexico Summit [Re: Marty] #526644
10/26/17 05:50 AM
10/26/17 05:50 AM
Joined: Oct 1999
Posts: 83,512
oregon, spr
Marty Offline OP

Marty  Offline OP

Mexican Prez Pena Nieto In Belize for CARICOM Summit

Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto left the country a short while ago on his presidential jet after his first visit to Belize. He arrived at 10:45 this morning, and left half an hour ago, so his trip It lasted less than eight hours. But the agenda was packed. And the highlite was the fourth CARICOM-Mexico Summit, which was held this afternoon.

7News was there and Jules Vasquez has the story:...

Jules Vasquez Reporting
Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto had by far the biggest entourage of officials and security when he swept into the Biltmore Best Western this afternoon. He stopped to give greetings to hotel staff who were hovering in the dining room and then greeted host Prime Minister Dean Barrow upstairs with an "abrazo." Make no mistake, Pena Nieto was the centerpiece of this summit because he's one of the few leaders of a G20 nation willing to sit with CARICOM leaders - building on a relationship established back in 1974.

H.E. Irwin Larocque - Secretary General, CARICOM
"Excellencies, Heads of State and Government, summits such as these enable a dialogue between friends and strengthens our fraternal relationship. CARICOM and Mexico have enjoyed such a relationship for 44 years."

Rt. Hon. Keith Mitchell - PM Grenada, Chairman of CARICOM
"Since then we've built a solid relationship in cultural, political and economic realms. Mexico has demonstrated its commitment to the sustainable development of our region by providing generous assistance in areas such as health, agriculture, education, and statistics."

Rt. Hon. Dean Barrow - PM, Belize
"Belize is honored to host this coming-together between Mexico, perhaps the greatest friend to which our country is bound by blood and history, and CARICOM, undoubtedly Belize's first family. Today, therefore, we have an opportunity to build upon the work of the three previous summits and on our mutual interest in the multiple areas of identical concern. We have an opportunity to build metaphorical if not literal bridges across the expanse of the Caribbean Sea. Disaster Management, Health, Education, Security, Energy, Technology, Trade, and Investment: these are the hardscrabble issues, the plinth and building blocks that we must tackle to drive progress and unshackle our societies within and across our borders."

Disaster reduction strategies for CARICOM dominated Peña Nieto's address as he committed 14 million dollars in assistance towards disaster mitigation:

Enrique Pena Nieto - President, Mexico
"14 million dollars for the Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility through a reassignment of existing resources that were committed to the Caribbean Development Bank's Special Development Fund."

After the opening ceremony, the Summit got underway at about 3:30 - and lasted for about two hours.

Channel 7

Heads of State and Government of the Caribbean Community and President of the United Mexican States H.E. Enrique Pena Nieto at the IV CARICOM/Mexico Summit

Re: Caricom-Mexico Summit [Re: Marty] #526681
10/27/17 04:52 AM
10/27/17 04:52 AM
Joined: Oct 1999
Posts: 83,512
oregon, spr
Marty Offline OP

Marty  Offline OP

Pena Nieto Farewell

And finally tonight, we have a few words from Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto. He addressed the media at the close of the fourth Belize - CARICOM summit - and sitting between two CARICOM leaders, Grenada's Keith Mitchell and Belize's Dean Barrow - he outlined the importance of the CARICOM region:..

Enrique Pena Nieto - President, Mexico
"...And also occasion to call upon the rest of the world to give greater attention to this region of the world -- the Caribbean region. This region that have had the opportunity to enjoy its beauty, whose primary economic activity centers on agriculture and also tourism and today requires greater visibility, greater attention above all."

Pena Nieto flew out immediately after that press conference. It was his first visit to Belize and he spent about 8 hours here.

Channel 7

Portofino Resort- Now with a new BEACH BAR!!
Click for excellent scuba lessons with Elbert Greer!
Chaa Creek is an award-winning luxury Belize Resort, rated as one of the worlds best Eco Lodges. We are a pioneer in adventure travel to Belize since 1981!
Maruba Beach Klub and Spa is the premiere Secret Beach spa and restaurant located on the crystal blue waters of the Caribbean Sea at the center of Secret Beach, Belize
First Class Accommodations for the Budget Traveler
First Class Accommodations for the Budget Traveler

Things to do
Specials & Events
SPTB Calendar of Events

Daily News
Daily Weather

Classified Ads
San Pedro Sun
Ambergris Today
SP Town Council
Channel 7
Channel 5
Love FM
The Reporter
TV Newscasts
Radio Stations

Click for our
Search thousands of Belizean-only websites
To Get Your Questions Answered

Event Guides
Event Calendar
Specials & Events
Things to Do
Cayo Event Calendar

San Pedro Scoop!
Tia Chocolate
My Beautiful Belize
I-Travel Belize
Belize Adventure
Belize Hub
Romantic Travel
Belize Happy Adventures
Conch Creative
Caribbean Culture & Lifestyle
More Blogs...
Search thousands of Belizean-only websites
White Sands Dive Shop - 5 Star PADI Dive Facility - Daily diving, SCUBA instruction and Snorkeling
Caribbean Inspired All Natural Condiments & Spice Blends, Over 100 are Gluten Free!
Click for the Thrifty Dollar Golf Club Rental website!
Click for Ian Anderson's Caves Branch, Welcome to a World of Adventure
Lil Alphonse has snorkel equipment to fit anyone as well as Marine Park Tickets and flotation devices to assist those not as experienced.
Coastal Xpress offers a daily scheduled ferry run to most resorts, restaurants and private piers on the island of Anbergris Caye. We also offer  private and charter water taxi service.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
29 30 31
Cayo Espanto
Click for Cayo Espanto, and have your own private island
More Links
Click for exciting and adventurous tours of Belize with Katie Valk!
ShoutChat Box
Who's Online Now
0 registered members (), 57 guests, and 0 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Statistics
Most Online7,413
Nov 7th, 2021 HELP! Visitor Center Goods & Services San Pedro Town Message Board Lodging Diving Fishing Things to Do History Maps Phonebook Belize Business Directory Picture of the Day

The opinions and views expressed on this board are the subjective opinions of Ambergris Caye Message Board members
and not of the Ambergris Caye Message Board its affiliates, or its employees.

Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.1