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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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Rum Journal: A New Rum From Belize

December 19, 2013 | 5:16 pm | 0 Comment

Rum Journal: A New Rum From Belize

Above: Tiburon Rum (all photos by RJ) BELIZE is one of the region's sugar production hubs. And yet, even for a land in love with the spirit as much as its neighbours in the Caribbean, Belizean rums are not well known outside of the country. Basil DeStefano is hoping to change that. A Belize resident and rum lover, DeStefano is looking to bring to the United more...

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Belize Tourism Continues Strong 2013

October 29, 2013 | 5:39 am | 0 Comment

Belize Tourism Continues Strong 2013

Above: the El Secreto resort in Belize By the Caribbean Journal staff Belize's tourism sector got off to a record start at the beginning of 2013, and the trend has continued. Belize recorded 215,234 tourist arrivals from January through August, an 8.7 percent improvement over the same period in 2012, according to data from the Caribbean Tourism Organization more...

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New Belize Ocean Club Resort Names General Manager

October 21, 2013 | 7:10 am | 0 Comment

New Belize Ocean Club Resort Names General Manager

Above: the Belize Ocean Club By the Caribbean Journal staff The Belize Ocean Club has named West Tucker as its general manager. Tucker comes to Belize from the Century South Beach hotel in Miami Beach. The resort is planning to open on Nov. 21, according to its Web site. "West Tucker’s appointment as general Manager of Belize Ocean Club compliments the more...

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Norwegian Cruise Line to Develop Cruise Destination in Belize

August 15, 2013 | 10:01 am | 0 Comment

Norwegian Cruise Line to Develop Cruise Destination in Belize

Above: a rendering of the project By the Caribbean Journal staff Norwegian Cruise Line has purchased around 75 acres in southern Belize for a planned cruise port destination, the company announced Wednesday. The land, which is called Harvest Caye, is comprised of a pair of islands in the Stann Creek and Toledo Districts in Belize. Norwegian said it planned to more...

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Interview With Kim Barrow, First Lady of Belize

August 12, 2013 | 12:44 pm | 0 Comment

Interview With Kim Barrow, First Lady of Belize

Above: Belize First Lady Kim Barrow By Alexander Britell After winning her battle with breast cancer, Belize First Lady Kim Barrow is on a mission to improve the welfare of women and young people in her country. Barrow, the wife of Prime Minister Dean Barrow, is the country's Special Envoy for Women and Children, and spearheading several projects aimed at improving more...

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