The Belize Port Authority is a Statutory Body established in July 1980 and falling Under the Ministry of Works and Transport. It is overseen by a board of Directors with a Chairman that represents the Minister as well as two ex-officio members being the Financial Secretary and the Chief Executive Officers and Seven other members nominated by the Minister for a period of eight years. In a recent interview with the Ports Commissioner, Merlene Bailey-Martinez, we learnt of the mandate of the Belize Port Authority.
As it relates to the sources of revenues for its daily operations, Commissioner Martinez spoke of where the monies come from.
Minister Rene Montero is the substantive head of the Belize Port Authority with Edmond Castro being the Minister of State.