New Development Launches in Belize

April 22, 2015 | 12:41 pm | 0 Comment


Above: Itz’ana By the Caribbean Journal staff A new resort and residence project is coming to Belize. Itz’ana, inspired by the name of a Mayan deity, has officially launched sales, the property announced. The property will consist of 39 luxury boutique cottages and villas designed by Boston-based architect Roberto de Oliveira Castro. Interior more...

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Belize’s Hamanasi Resort Completes Renovation Project

April 15, 2015 | 12:59 pm | 0 Comment


Above: the Hamanasi Resort in Belize By the Caribbean Journal staff Belize’s Hamanasi Adventure and Dive Resort has completed its recent renovation project. The property’s updated Great House is slated for a grand opening on April 25. The boutique hotel had closed at the end of 2014 to add 10,000 square feet of additions and renovations at what is its main more...

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Belize’s Newest Tourism Executive

March 22, 2015 | 6:57 pm | 0 Comment


Above: Belize The Belize Tourism Industry Association has its newest executive director. The BTIA announced that John Burgos officially began work as the association’s executive director last week. Burgos comes to the BTIA with 10 years of experience in the Education Sector and seven years’ experience at management-level positions both in the private and more...

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Caribbean Photo of the Week: Silk Caye in Belize

March 14, 2015 | 2:37 pm | 0 Comment


The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Steven D. Thompson, who sent in this beautiful snapshot of Silk Caye, a tiny island park just inside Belize’s barrier reef. Do you have a great photo of the Caribbean Send it to [email protected] with CPOTW in the subject line. It could be the next one! — more...

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A New Lawmaker in Belize

January 12, 2015 | 6:18 pm | 0 Comment


Above: Dr Omar Figueroa is sworn in By the Caribbean Journal staff Dr Omar Figueroa is the newest Member of the National Assembly in Belize. Figueroa emerged victorious in the latest by-election for the Cayo North constituency, following the resignation of former MP Joseph Mahmud in November. He defeated Richard Harrison in the election, which took place last more...

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Belize Lawmaker Resigns

November 24, 2014 | 11:46 pm | 0 Comment


Above: Parliament in Belmopan, Belize By the Caribbean Journal staff Joseph Mahmud, member of Belize's House of Representatives for the Cayo North constituency, has tendered his resignation. The news was announced by Belize's government on Monday afternoon. Mahmud, a member of the opposition People's United Party, advised the Office of the Clerk that his more...

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Suite Spot: El Secreto, Belize

October 6, 2014 | 1:48 pm | 0 Comment


Above: El Secreto By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon CJ Travel Editor From Miami, it will take you two-hours by jet; 20 minutes in a puddle-jumper; a five-minute golf cart ride; and 30 minutes on a water taxi to get here. But El Secreto, a rustic-luxe clutch of villas on the Belizean outpost of Ambergris Cay, is worth it. Blissfully isolated on a jungle-fringed more...

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Belize Sees Huge Jump in Cruise Arrivals

September 11, 2014 | 1:35 am | 0 Comment


Above: Belize By the Caribbean Journal staff Belize received 527,037 cruise passengers in the first half of 2014, according to data released by the Caribbean Tourism Organization. That represented a 36.9 percent increase over the first six months of 2013, according to CTO data. It was also the largest increase in cruise visits by any Caribbean destination with more...

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Strong First Half For Belize Tourism

August 2, 2014 | 4:05 pm | 0 Comment


Above: Belize By the Caribbean Journal staff Belize's tourism growth continued in the first half of 2014, according to new data from the Caribbean Tourism Organization. The country received a total of 185,996 stopover tourist arrivals from January to June, an 11.8 percent improvement over the same period in 2013. The winter season saw a 12.4 percent increase, more...

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Belize Gets $10.5 Million Loan For Small Business Development

August 2, 2014 | 3:55 pm | 0 Comment


Above: CDB Acting Vice President for Operations Nigel Romano with Yvonne Hyde, director for Belize (Photo: CDB) By the Caribbean Journal staff Belize has reveived a $10.5 million loan from the Caribbean Development Bank, the bank announced last week. The loan is to the country's Development Finance Corporation, which works to improve home ownership, human more...

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