Why is English the official Language of Belize, if they speak spanish?

I never heard of Belize before I got this new job. I work with a lot of Belizeans, Panamanians, and people from the Caribbean. When I looked up Belize, it said it was an English speaking country but my co workers(3 of them) are from Belize, and they speak Spanish with the rest of the Spanish speaking people at my job. Granted, they sound Jamaican when they speak English but I never knew they spoke Spanish. Please explain how, or why?..LOL

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