Belize Travel

Caribbean Lionfish Are “Here to Stay”

 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 …

Belize, Cuba Fall in Gold Cup

 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’ …

Belize Prime Minister Visits London

 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 …

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 Let’s be honest — if you want to go diving, it’s the Caribbean or bust. Whether it’s the unmatched sea life, easy access to dive sites or the sheer brilliance of the waters of the Caribbean Sea, the region is …

 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 …

 By David Rowe Op-Ed Contributor THE FACT THAT Barbados’ government bonds have been downgraded to junk status was not a good development for the reputation of the Commonwealth Caribbean in international financial markets. Both Moody’s and Standard and Poors now …

 Above: Barbados, home to the CDB, is current on its obligations to the bank (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Standard & Poor’s has lowered the long-term foreign currency credit rating on the Caribbean Development Bank to “AA” from …

 Above: Carmen Lomellin, Permanent Representative of the United States to the OAS; Joel Hernandez, Permanent Representative of Mexico to the OAS; José Miguel Insulza, OAS Secretary General; Albert R. Ramdin, OAS Assistant Secretary General (OAS Photo/Juan Manuel Herrera) By the …

 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, …

 

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