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Strong First Half For Belize Tourism

August 2, 2014 | 4:05 pm | 0 Comment

Strong First Half For Belize Tourism

Above: Belize By the Caribbean Journal staff Belize's tourism growth continued in the first half of 2014, according to new data from the Caribbean Tourism Organization. The country received a total of 185,996 stopover tourist arrivals from January to June, an 11.8 percent improvement over the same period in 2013. The winter season saw a 12.4 percent increase, more...

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Belize Gets $10.5 Million Loan For Small Business Development

August 2, 2014 | 3:55 pm | 0 Comment

Belize Gets $10.5 Million Loan For Small Business Development

Above: CDB Acting Vice President for Operations Nigel Romano with Yvonne Hyde, director for Belize (Photo: CDB) By the Caribbean Journal staff Belize has reveived a $10.5 million loan from the Caribbean Development Bank, the bank announced last week. The loan is to the country's Development Finance Corporation, which works to improve home ownership, human more...

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New US Ambassador to Belize

June 27, 2014 | 10:10 am | 0 Comment

New US Ambassador to Belize

Above: new US Ambassador Carlos Moreno arrives in Belize By the Caribbean Journal staff New United States Ambassador to Belize Carlos Moreno presented his credentials to Governor General Sir Colville Young on Tuesday. Moreno expressed his desire to work with the government on "matters of mutual interest, issues relating to youth, culture education, health and more...

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Belize Gets $10 Million IDB Loan For Education System

June 13, 2014 | 10:38 am | 0 Comment

Belize Gets $10 Million IDB Loan For Education System

Above: Belmopan By the Caribbean Journal staff Belize will soon be the recipient of a $10 million loan from the Inter-American Development Bank. The latest loan approved by the IDB this week is designed to support Belize's efforts to improve its primary education and the overall governance of its education system. "The programme aims to prepare the teachers of more...

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Belize Prime Minister, IDB President Hold Talks in Washington

May 31, 2014 | 7:02 am | 0 Comment

Belize Prime Minister, IDB President Hold Talks in Washington

Above: Belize Prime Minister Dean Barrow By the Caribbean Journal staff Belize Prime Minister Dean Barrow visited Washington this week and met with officials at the Inter-American Development Bank. Barrow held talks with IDB President Luis Alberto Moreno to discuss "Belize's relationship with the bank and priority areas of collaboration," according to a statement more...

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Belize, European Union Hold Talks

April 1, 2014 | 4:18 am | 0 Comment

Belize, European Union Hold Talks

Above: Belmopan By the Caribbean Journal staff The government of Belize held talks on Monday with the European Union in Belmopan. The "European Union Political Dialogue" aimed to "engage in discussions on issues of mutual interest and share information on the actions and initiatives that both Belize and the European Union are undertaking in the economic, social more...

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The 25 Best Caribbean All-Inclusive Resorts – 2014

March 6, 2014 | 12:01 am | 0 Comment

The 25 Best Caribbean All-Inclusive Resorts – 2014

Sometimes an all-inclusive resort is exactly what you need.  Or, in the case of an extreme winter, exactly what the doctor ordered: sun-drenched beaches, no wallets, no stress, no schedules and plenty of space to wind down ... or wind up, depending upon your mood and disposition. But all-inclusive resorts can be purposeful as well.  There are all-inclusive vacations more...

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Belize Reports 6.1 Percent Increase in Tourist Arrivals

March 5, 2014 | 11:00 am | 0 Comment

Belize Reports 6.1 Percent Increase in Tourist Arrivals

Above: Ambergris Caye in Belize By the Caribbean Journal staff Tourist arrivals to Belize rose by 6.1 percent in 2013, according to preliminary data released by the Caribbean Tourism Organization. The country received a total of 294,176 tourist arrivals, up from 277,136 tourist arrivals in 2012, according to the CTO. The country's 2013 growth was among the more...

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Belize’s Matachica Resort Completes Series of Upgrades

January 23, 2014 | 6:00 am | 0 Comment

Belize’s Matachica Resort Completes Series of Upgrades

Above: the Matachica Resort and Spa in Belize By the Caribbean Journal staff The Matachica Resort & Spa in Belize has completed a series of upgrades to the property. The Matachica has expanded its outdoor dining area and its bar-lounge to improve views of the sea, adding a new palapa and a thatched roof made of palm trees. The resort has also added new more...

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Belize and United Kingdom Strengthen Military Ties

January 22, 2014 | 6:00 am | 0 Comment

Belize and United Kingdom Strengthen Military Ties

Above: the HMS Argyll (Photo: UK Gov) By the Caribbean Journal staff A delegation from the Belize Defence Force and the Belize Coast Guard recently concluded an official visit to the United Kingdom. The delegation included Brigadier General David Jones, the commander of the Belize Defence Force, and Rear Admiral John Borland, Commandant of the Belize Coast more...

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