Belize Travel

Belize’s El Secreto Officially Opens

 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 …

Belize and Nigeria Sign Agreement on Technical Assistance

 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 …

Grenada, Barbados, Dominica Warn UN on Impact of Climate Change

 Above: Grenada’s Permanent UN Representative, Dessima Williams (UN Photo/Rick Bajornas) By the Caribbean Journal staff Grenada Permanent Representative to the United Nations Dessima Williams and Barbados Foreign Minister Sen. Maxine McClean urged the global body to pay attention to the …

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 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: Bridgetown, Barbados (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Caribbean needs “decisive reforms” to boost competitiveness and private sector investment in order to overcome low potential growth in the region. That was among the findings of a two-day …

 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 …

 By David RoweOp-Ed Contributor Shortly after the election of the People’s National Party Government in Jamaica, I reminded in this Journal that Jamaica needed to drastically improve its murder rate and corruption index; without doing so, it was unlikely that …

 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 …

 Above: Belize’s Wilfred Elrington and Guatemala’s Harold Caballeros (OAS Photo/Patricia Leiva) By the Caribbean Journal staff Belize and Guatemala’s Foreign Ministers have agreed on a date for simultaneous referenda in the two countries on the issue of Guatemala’s territorial claim …

 Above: OAS Secretary General Jose Miguel Insulza and Suriname Foreign Minister Winston Lackin (OAS Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Belize Foreign Minister Wilfred Erlington held a meeting Wednesday in Cartagena with Organization of American States Secretary General Jose Miguel …

 Above: the CCJ’s headquarters in Port of Spain By the Caribbean Journal staff The Caribbean Court of Justice will meet in Barbados beginning April 16, the first time the court will be sitting outside of its base in Port of …

 Above: EU Representative Robert Kopechy and CARICOM SG Irwin LaRocque sign the agreements (Photo: CARICOM) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Caribbean Forum of African, Caribbean and Pacific States (CARIFORUM) and the European Union signed three financial agreements aimed at …

 Above: Belize Prime Minister Dean Barrow By the Caribbean Journal staff Returning Belizean Prime Minister Dean Barrow has named his new cabinet, following his re-election in the country’s March 7 vote. Barrow’s Deputy Prime Minister will be Gaspar Vega, joined …

 Above: OAS Head of Mission Ambassador Frank Almaguer (OAS Photo/Juan Manuel Herrera) By the Caribbean Journal staff The active role played by party activists during Belize’s general elections Wednesday produced a “less than conducive” voting environment, according to the Organization …