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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 …

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 …

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 …

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 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 …

 Above: Parliament in Belmopan By the Caribbean Journal staff New York-based Moody’s has upgraded the credit rating on Belize’s government bonds, the firm announced Monday. The rating has been lifted to Caa2 from Ca, with a “stable” outlook. The move …

 Above: Parliament in Belmopan By the Caribbean Journal staff Maranco Energy Belize Limited, which is currently searching for oil in the Orange Walk District in the country’s northeastern region, has discovered an “encouraging oil show,” according to the government. The …

 Above: Yara Bar at the Amanyara Turks and Caicos (Photo: Aman Resorts) WE KNOW the Caribbean has the world’s best beach bars, but it’s also home to some exceptional hotel bars — some are well-known, and others are well-kept secrets. …

 Above: Jose Miguel Insulza (OAS Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Belize Foreign Minister Wilfred Elrington and Guatemala Foreign Minister Luis Fernando Carrera held tripartite talks this weekend with Organization of American States Secretary General Jose Miguel Insulza in Santiago. …

 Above: Parliament in Belmopan By the Caribbean Journal staff Belize will officially sign an agreement on the restructuring of its large commercial debt in the early part of this month, Prime Minister Dean Barrow said in his first national address …

 Above: Parliament in Belmopan By the Caribbean Journal staff A pair of Belizeans have completed a two-day training course in Mexico in forensic ballistics analysis. The five-day crash course, which was conducted in Mexico City, included the use of the …

 Above: Mexican President Felipe Calderon (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Outgoing Mexican President Felipe Calderon has inaugurated the new “Chactemal” bridge on the border with Belize. In a release, Calderon said that, with the opening of the bridge, …