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Belize’s El Secreto to Open in October

 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 …

Belize and Guatemala Agree on 2013 Date for Territorial Referenda

 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 …

Belize, Suriname Meet With OAS

 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 …

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 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 …

 Above: Prime Minister Dean Barrow (UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe) By Alexander Britell Belize’s ruling United Democratic Party has won the country’s general elections with a total of 17 out of 31 seats, Chief Elections Officer Josephine Tamai told Caribbean Journal. The …

 Above: Prime Minister Dean Barrow and Opposition Leader Francis Fonseca By the Caribbean Journal staff Belize is gearing up for national and municipal elections Wednesday, the first in the country since 2008, in a race pitting Prime Minister Dean Barrow’s …

 By Alexander Britell BELIZEANS HEAD TO THE POLLS Wednesday to choose their next government — deciding between Prime Minister Dean Barrow’s ruling United Democratic Party and the Opposition People’s United Party, led by Francis Fonseca, which is looking to return …

 Above: Ambassador Frank Almaguer (OAS Photo/Juan Manuel Herrera) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Organization of American States Mission that will observe Belize’s election arrived in Belize City Thursday ahead of the March 7 vote. Ambassador Frank Almaguer is leading …

 By Kay Menzies Op-Ed Contributor The voters of Belize will go to the polls next week to decide which party will form the next Government of Belize. Without a doubt, most voters will make their decisions based on, among other …

 Above: officials on hand in Washington at the announcement of the project (Photo: Patricia Leiva) By the Caribbean Journal staff Five CARICOM member states, including Barbados, Belize, Jamaica, Dominica and St Lucia will be the sites of a joint OAS-United …

 Above: OAS Secretary General Jose Manuel Insulza and Belizean Ambassador to the OAS Nestor Mendez (OAS Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Organization of American States has signed an agreement with Belize to monitor the country’s elections March 7, …

 Above: Belize (Photo: IDB) By the Caribbean Journal staff Belize has joined the Salud Mesoamerica 2015 Initiative, a project that aims to reduce maternal and infant mortality among the poor. The programme could help more than 30,000 young women and …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Standard & Poor’s has lowered its long-term foreign and local currency sovereign credit ratings on Belize to CCC+ from B-, with its outlook “stable.” The ratings firm pointed to an announcement by Prime Minister Dean …

 Above: Prince Harry in a visit to Mozambique (Photo: Office of Prince of Wales) By the Caribbean Journal staff Britain’s Prince Harry will visit Jamaica in March as part of the international celebrations commemorating the 60th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth …

 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 …

 

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