Belize

IMF: Belize Experiencing Output Rebound, Tourism Recovery

 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 …

Belize’s Barrow Holds Talks With Leaders from Mexico, Honduras and Costa Rica

 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 …

Belize’s GAIA Riverlodge Set to Open

 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 …

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 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 …

 Above: Belize Prime Minister Dean Barrow By the Caribbean Journal staff Belize Prime Minister Dean Barrow has left for Washington, DC for a series of high-level talks with multilateral institutions, his office said in a statement. Barrow, who departed Thursday, …

 Above: OAS SG Jose Miguel Insulza and Belize Foreign Minister Wilfred Elrington By the Caribbean Journal staff Belize Foreign Minister Wilfred Elrington and Suriname Foreign Minister Winston Lackin met with Organization of American States Secretary General Jose Miguel Insulza in …

 Above: Parliament in Belize By the Caribbean Journal staff Ratings firm Standard & Poor’s has not changed its “SD” foreign currency ratings and “D” rating on Belize’s bond due in 2029 after the country made a partial payment of $11.7 …

 Above: the Princess Hotel in Belompan, Belize By the Caribbean Journal staff The governments of Belize and Mexico met for a two-day summit in Belmopan this week. The seventh meeting of the Belize-Mexico Bi-National Commission, which was held at the …

 Above: Parliament in Belmopan By the Caribbean Journal staff The government of Belize announced Tuesday that it would be unable to make an Aug. 20 coupon payment on the country’s US Dollar Step-Up Bonds due in 2029. In a statement, …

 Above: Parliament in Belmopan By the Caribbean Journal staff Belize’s Ministry of National Security has appointed a committee to evaluate and make proposals for the decriminalization of small portions of marijuana. The move, which was announced this week, was driven …

 Above: a rendering of the project By the Caribbean Journal staff The El Secreto boutique resort in Belize is set to officially open Oct. 1, the company has announced. The property on Belize’s Ambergris Caye is 11 miles north of …