Belize

Belize Reports “Encouraging” Oil Discovery in Orange Walk District

 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 …

The Caribbean’s Top 10 Hotel Bars – 2013

 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. …

Belize, Guatemala Foreign Ministers Meet With OAS SG Insulza

 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. …

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 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, …

 Above: UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon (UN Photo/Mark Garten) By the Caribbean Journal staff United Nations Secretary-General “welcomes” apparent progress made by Belize and Guatemala on the ongoing territorial dispute between the two countries, according to a statement. Belize and …

 Above: Belize (Photo: Belize Tourism) By the Caribbean Journal staff Belize is experiencing an output rebound, despite a decline in oil production, according to the International Monetary Fund, which just concluded its yearly review of the country’s economy. According to …

 Above: Mexico President Felipe Calderon and Belize PM Dean Barrow in Mexico City (Photo: Embassy of Belize) By the Caribbean Journal staff Belize Prime Minister Dean Barrow continued his regional tour Friday, meeting with Mexican President Felipe Calderon to discuss …

 Above: the GAIA Riverlodge By the Caribbean Journal staff The newly-renamed and redesigned GAIA Riverlodge eco-resort in Belize will open Saturday, the project announced. Formerly known as the Five Sisters Lodge, the property is opening after a renovation that began …

 Above: Belize Prime Minister Dean Barrow By the Caribbean Journal staff Belize Prime Minister Dean Barrow’s agenda for the next week includes official visits to Honduras and Mexico. Barrow departs Wednesday for an official visit to Honduras, at the invitation …

 Above: Belize Prime Minister Dean Barrow and OAS SG Jose Miguel Insulza (Photo: OAS) By the Caribbean Journal staff Belize Prime Minister Dean Barrow met Tuesday in Belmopan with OAS Secretary General Jose Miguel Insulza. The two officials focused on …

 By Kay MenziesOp-Ed Contributor Certain realities are very much present in our daily economic life in Belize. For example, the population is, at this point, fully aware that we have a huge debt burden relative to our country’s size. Most …

 Above: the Matachica Resort and Spa in Belize This week’s Rum Journal travels to Belize and the Matachica Resort and Spa, for a decidedly floral rum drink. The local abundance in Belize is the inspiration behind this cocktail, as all …

 Above: construction work on Wharf Jeremy in Haiti’s Port-au-Prince (UN Photo/Logan Abassi) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti’s economy is projected to grow 6 percent in 2012, followed by 7.5 percent GDP growth in 2013, according to the Economic Survey …

 Above: villas at El Secreto in Belize By the Caribbean Journal staff The El Secreto resort in Belize has officially opened. The resort, which is located 11 miles from San Pedro Town on Ambergris Caye, is accessed by a private …

 Above: the Great Blue Hole in Belize (Photo: Belize Tourism) By the Caribbean Journal staff The governments of Belize and Nigeria have signed a technical agreement involving the deployment of Nigeria’s Technical Aid Corps volunteers to Belize. The agreement, which …

 Above: Nassau (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Bahamas has the Caribbean’s freest economy, according to the Economic Freedom of the World rankings released by the Fraser Institute. The report examines a series of criteria, including the size …