Fourth of July Celebrations: Independence Cheers from Belize!
All of us here at Chaa Creek are wishing our many friends to the north a very happy Independence Day.
As we’ve mentioned several times here, Belize and the United States have enjoyed a long and friendly relationship based on mutual respect. Having both started out as British colonies (and both enjoying excellent relations with Great Britain), we share a common language, as well as having Spanish as a second language. And ties between our two countries have become closer than ever in recent years. The US is home to the largest Belizean population outside of Belize, and each year more Americans are investing in and moving to Belize to enjoy the tranquil lifestyle, wonderful climate and generous retirement incentives.
With a currency pegged to the US dollar, close proximity and an increasing number of direct flights from major US airports, it’s no wonder that Belize is becoming a favoured vacation and lifestyle destination for so many Americans.
So yes, we enjoy having so much in common and at the same time celebrate those things that define each other as unique, individual and democratic sovereign nations. That’s a solid basis for any healthy relationship.
We also would like to take this time to once again welcome Justice Carlos R Moreno as the new American Ambassador to Belize. Mr Moreno formally took up the position this last week by presenting his credentials to the Governor-General, Sir Colville Young, and we wish him all the best in this dynamic and, we hope, enjoyable post.
So here’s to a happy and safe Fourth of July long weekend, and we expect that there will be more than a few barbeques and raised glasses here as we celebrate American independence with our close friends to the north.