Belize

New Development Launches in Belize

 Above: Itz’ana By the Caribbean Journal staff A new resort and residence project is coming to Belize. Itz’ana, inspired by the name of a Mayan deity, has officially launched sales, the property announced. The property will consist of 39 luxury …

Belize’s Hamanasi Resort Completes Renovation Project

 Above: the Hamanasi Resort in Belize By the Caribbean Journal staff Belize’s Hamanasi Adventure and Dive Resort has completed its recent renovation project. The property’s updated Great House is slated for a grand opening on April 25. The boutique hotel …

Belize’s Newest Tourism Executive

 Above: Belize The Belize Tourism Industry Association has its newest executive director. The BTIA announced that John Burgos officially began work as the association’s executive director last week. Burgos comes to the BTIA with 10 years of experience in the …

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 The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Steven D. Thompson, who sent in this beautiful snapshot of Silk Caye, a tiny island park just inside Belize’s barrier reef. Do you have a great photo of the Caribbean Send …

 Above: Dr Omar Figueroa is sworn in By the Caribbean Journal staff Dr Omar Figueroa is the newest Member of the National Assembly in Belize. Figueroa emerged victorious in the latest by-election for the Cayo North constituency, following the resignation …

 Above: Parliament in Belmopan, Belize By the Caribbean Journal staff Joseph Mahmud, member of Belize’s House of Representatives for the Cayo North constituency, has tendered his resignation. The news was announced by Belize’s government on Monday afternoon. Mahmud, a member …

 Above: El Secreto By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor From Miami, it will take you two-hours by jet; 20 minutes in a puddle-jumper; a five-minute golf cart ride; and 30 minutes on a water taxi to get here. But El Secreto, a …

 Above: Belize By the Caribbean Journal staff Belize received 527,037 cruise passengers in the first half of 2014, according to data released by the Caribbean Tourism Organization. That represented a 36.9 percent increase over the first six months of 2013, …

 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, …

 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 …

 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 …

 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 …

 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 …

 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 …

 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 …

 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 …

 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, …

 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 …