Belize Celebrates 40th Independence Anniversary

Belize Celebrates 40th Independence Anniversary

The Secretariat of the Association of Caribbean States congratulates Member State Belize as the people and government celebrate the 40th anniversary of independence.

On September 21, 1981, Belize declared its independence from Britain, having once been known as British Honduras.

Belize is part of the Caricom sub-grouping of countries in the ACS Membership. Belize was chair of the 8th Ministerial Council of the ACS in 2002, and hosted the Ministerial Meeting.

About the ACS

The Association of Caribbean States is the organization for consultation, cooperation and concerted action in trade, transport, sustainable tourism and natural disasters in the Greater Caribbean. Its Member States are Antigua & Barbuda, The Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Mexico, Jamaica, Nicaragua, Panama, St. Kitts & Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent & the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad & Tobago and Venezuela. Its Associate Members are Aruba, Curacao, (France on behalf of French Guiana, Saint Barthelemy and Saint Martin ), Guadeloupe, Martinique, Sint Maarten, (The Netherlands on behalf of Bonaire, Saba, and Sint Eustatius ), Turks and Caicos.