Belize

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, 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 …

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 …

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 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 …

 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, …

 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 …

 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 …

 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 …

 Above: Belize’s footballers By the Caribbean Journal staff Belize followed up a blowout loss to the United States with a heartbreaking defeat against Costa Rica in Utah on Saturday. In a hard-fought game, Costa Rica’s only goal came on an …

 Above: a lionfish (Photo: Abel Valdivia) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Caribbean’s lionfish problem will not get better without vigilant management of the species, according to a new study from researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel …

 Above: Belize’s footballers (FP) By the Caribbean Journal staff Belize and Cuba each suffered defeats on Tuesday in their Gold Cup opening matches. Belize fell to the United States, 6-1, while Cuba lost to Costa Rica, 3-0. The United States’ …

 Above: Belize PM Dean Barrow By the Caribbean Journal staff Belize Prime Minister Dean Barrow arrived in London Sunday for an official visit to the United Kingdom. Barrow was met in London by a representative of Secretary of State William …

 IT WAS FOLLOWING a trip to Belize that legendary film director Francis Ford Coppola decided to purchase the then-abandoned Blancaneaux Lodge in the rainforest of Belize. Nearly 20 years after opening the resort, the 20-room boutique property remains one of …

 Above: another Mayan pyramid in Belize By the Caribbean Journal staff Belize’s government is condemning the recent destruction of the Noh Mul Mayan archaeological site during a mining project last week. Gaspar Vega, Belize’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of …

 Above: Belize Prime Minister Dean Barrow and Taiwan Prime Minister David CK Wu By the Caribbean Journal staff Taiwan has granted $5 million to the government of Belize for infrastructure projects. The funding, which was officially presented by Taiwanese Ambassador …

 Above: El Secreto in Belize (Photo: El Secreto) By the Caribbean Journal staff Tourism in Belize is at an all-time high for the first quarter of 2013, according to a report from the Belize Tourism Board. Airport arrivals increased by …