Government appoints new Belize ambassador to the EU
Belize has appointed its new ambassador to the European Union. She is Dr. Gianni Avila, who replaces the embattled former ambassador Alexis Rosado. A release says that Prime Minister John Briceño has nominated Dr. Avila as the new Belize Ambassador to the EU and she’s also accredited to the World Trade Organization based in Geneva, Switzerland. Dr. Avila was First Secretary at the Permanent Mission of Belize to the United Nations in New York as well as a trade economist in the Ministry of Trade. Most recently, Dr. Avila was a part of the legal team that advanced Belize’s first legal case before the Caribbean Court of Justice. She has worked as a law lecturer and a legal advisor on International Trade Law matters. Dr. Avila was awarded a doctorate in International Economic Law from Maastricht (mas-trickt) University in The Netherlands. Her dissertation focused on the legalities of trade creation within the Caribbean Community under the Revised Treaty of Chaguaramas. Dr. Avila also holds a Master’s degree in International Law and Economics from the World Trade Institute in Berne, Switzerland; a Bachelor of Law degree from BBP Law School in London, UK; and a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies from the University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida. She is married with two sons.