Meet the Honorary Consul,
Janine Sylvestre, a native from Belize, is the middle child of three sisters from Belizean born parents, Louis Sydney Sylvestre and Maria Elena Sylvestre. Janine graduated from Saint Catherine Academy in Belize City, after which she earned a BS in Communications at Florida International University (F.I.U.) in Miami Florida. Janine then joined the Foreign Service of Belize and was awarded a scholarship to study at the University of Chile where she received an M.A. in International Studies. Janine wrote her dissertation on the Anglo-Guatemalan dispute, "The Cost of Conflict, The Anglo-Belize/Guatemalan Territorial Dispute." She was later posted to the Embassy of Belize in Washington, DC and served as Counsellor until 1997.
After a seven year diplomatic career in the Belizean public service, Janine joined the Free Trade Area of the Americas, (FTAA), at their headquarter offices in Miami, Florida and then in Panama, heading the Conference Services Department.
In 2002, Janine joined Roses Paper Products as Business Development Manager where she successfully opened the export market for their paper products from Belize into the Caribbean.
Janine is now serving the Government of Belize in the capacity of Honorary Consul of Belize in Florida, where she is representing Belizeans living in Florida promoting trade, investment and tourism to Belize.
Janine was President of the Rotary Club of Miami Beach and is active in the community and several Chambers of Commerce in Miami.