Belize Travel

The Caribbean Year in Review

 For the Caribbean, it was the Year of the Vote. By year’s end, five countries, Jamaica, Guyana, St Lucia and Haiti and the British Virgin Islands, will have chosen new leadership, with Jamaicans headed to the polls on Thursday. It …

Belize Has Caribbean’s Fastest-Growing Population: UN Report

 Above: Ranguana Caye, Belize Belize is projected to have a 2 percent annual population growth rate for the first half of this decade, the fastest pace in CARICOM, according to the United Nations Development Programme. Belize, which has a population …

Trinidad Leads Caribbean in Gender Equality: United Nations Report

 Above: Trinidad Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar (Photo: TGISL) By the Caribbean Journal staff Trinidad has the highest rating the Caribbean for gender equality, according to data from the United Nations Development Programme’s latest report. Trinidad has an index of 0.331, …

LATEST NEWS

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The Caribbean’s statisticians are holding fort for three days in Belize City this week, aiming to harmonise statistical systems within the region. “Statistics are at the very heart of almost everything we do,” said Dr …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Doing business is easier in St Lucia than anywhere else in CARICOM, according to the 2012 Doing Business report from the World Bank and the International Finance Corporation. St Lucia was ranked 52nd in the …

 Above: Goldeneye in Jamaica By the Caribbean Journal staff Caribbean hotels will receive a boost from the Inter-American Development Bank, which is granting $2 million to help the tourism sector in eight regional countries improve their energy efficiency. The four-year …

 Above: Cayo Espanto, Ambergris Caye, Belize By Alexander Britell One of three non-island members of CARICOM, Belize is among the gateways to South America for the Caribbean. While the country has suffered from the downturn like the rest of the …

 Above: the meeting in Guyana (Photo: CARICOM) By the Caribbean Journal staff Participants from St Kitts and Nevis, Belize, Guyana and Trinidad and Tobago are meeting in Guyana this week as part of a four-day sub-regional meeting on gangs and …

 Caribbean jurist Justice Kenneth Andrew Charles Benjamin, a dual Guyanese and Antiguan citizen, has been named Belize’s Chief Justice. He will be following Acting Chief Justice Samuel Awich, who has filled the position since Dr Abdulai Conteh was retired after …

 Above: the Caribbean Court of Justice By Alexander Britell Belize saw its first-ever judgment from the Caribbean Court of Justice, with the court finding that the Attorney General was allowed to bring an action for misfeasance in office against two …

 Sir Thomas Moore, a lawyer in New York and longtime supporter of ocean renewal, donated $100,000 to help completely end all forms of trawling in Belize. Moore made the contribution as part of the Christie’s Green Auction last week. The …