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Mar 15, 2017

When a Cruise Port for Belize City?

When will Belize City get a functioning cruise port? It has been a favourite question of tour operators who see potential in the cruise product whether at Stake Bank off the north coast or in Port Loyola on Southside. The former has been at a standstill since developer Michael Feinstein asked for an exclusive contract which Government has refused, while the latter involves the Ashcroft Group of companies.  A few days ago, Tourism Minister Manuel Heredia Junior gave an update, indicating that it is the Port Loyola project which has bigger traction at the moment.

 

Manuel Heredia Jr.

Manuel Heredia Jr., Minister of Tourism and Civil Aviation

“There have been negotiations with the same ones in Port Loyola but those are things that take a while. But we are still negotiating and trying to make sure that at some point Belize – it’s almost a must, it’s just the matter of how soon and how long it will take before we can get it through.”

 

Reporter

“And any revival with the Stake Bank project?”

 

Manuel Heredia Jr.

“As far as I am concerned, we came to a standstill, and after that we haven’t heard anything from the developer.”

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