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Why Experts are Upbeat About the Future of Caribbean Tech

 By Gerard Best CJ Contributor BELIZE CITY, Belize—Regional Internet and technology experts remain upbeat on the future of the industry in the Caribbean. A recent industry report showed that Internet connectivity in the Caribbean is growing at sluggish speeds, with high rates. However, shifting attitudes within the region’s …

Belize Tourist Arrivals on the Rise

 By the Caribbean Journal staff After a sluggish first half, tourist arrivals to Belize are beginning to surge. The country showed a 6.9 percent increase in stayover arrivals in the third quarter of 2015, compared to the same period in …

Talking Caribbean Tech in Belize

 By Gerard BestCJ Contributor A full line-up of international tech experts will gather in Belize from Nov. 2 to 6, when the capital city plays host to a historic regional ICT development conference. Among the expert facilitators will be Bevil Wooding, a Founder and a Director of the Caribbean …

LATEST NEWS

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Southwest has a new Caribbean destination. Southwest Airlines has made its first-ever flight to Belize. The carrier’s 737 from Houston touched down in Belize City on Thursday afternoon. The daily flights will operate out of …

 A drive for domestic tourism By the Caribbean Journal staff In a bid to increase tourism revenue, Belize is looking close to home. The country has launched a new ad campaign aimed at local travelers, under the theme “Discover How to …

 Caribbean destination seeing slowdown in arrivals after years of strong growth By the Caribbean Journal staff After several years of very strong growth, Belize is seeing a slowdown in tourism, according to new data from the Caribbean Tourism Organization. The Caribbean destination …

 Above: El Secreto in Belize By the Caribbean Journal staff American Airlines is launching additional service to Belize next month. Beginning June 6, the carrier will operate nonstop flights between Belize City and Los Angeles. The carrier will operate the flights …

 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 …

 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 …

 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 …

 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 …