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More Airlines, More Hotel Rooms – Tourism on the Up

There’s been a lot tonight on the tourism industry…Saturday’s Southwest Airlines’ touchdown at the Philip Goldson International Airport will not be the last arrival of an airline in Belize for [...]

Flying the Skies with Southwest Airlines

On Saturday afternoon, Southwest Airlines gave Belizean tourism officials a “Rocky Mountain High.” But it was not the kind induced by marijuana, though that is also legal in the state [...]

Daniel Caine Charged for Collin Sutherland Murder

A resident of Pink’s Alley has been arraigned for the New Year’s Day murder of Collin Sutherland.  Twenty-nine-year-old Daniel Caine is charged for the callous, January first execution of the [...]

Favorite Vacation Spot, Playa Del Carmen, Scene of Grisly Shooting

In other news….five persons were killed and fifteen others wounded after a shooter opened fire at a nightclub in Playa del Carmen resort, Mexico. The coastal resort town, which is [...]

Tourism Arrivals – Upward and Onward

The B.T.B. says that tourism arrivals for 2016 went way up – the highest it has been in twenty years. In release issued today, the B.T.B. says that 2016 has [...]

More Flights to Belize from Southwest Airlines

Starting June fourth, there will be a daily direct flight from Fort Lauderdale, Florida to Belize at rock-bottom prices. That’s the latest coming out of the Belize Tourism Board, the [...]

Blue Hole, Placencia Get International “Big-Up”

The B.T.B. wants your vote to make the Great Blue Hole the ‘Best Caribbean Dive Site.’ Belize was nominated in the ‘Ten Best Readers’ Choice Award’ contest after it was [...]

Transport Minister Explains New System for Bus Fares

It has been over a month since Belizean commuters have seen bus fares go up in most of the country. They have complained that there is no justification, since fuel [...]

A Visit to the Naia Resort and Spa

Naia Resort and Spa – that’s the newest and certainly very plush resort in the peninsula where mass tourism is getting a significant boast with the opening up of NCL’s [...]

B.T.I.A. Wants G.O.B. to Protect Local Tourism Industry in Wake of Harvest Caye

Norwegian Cruise Line has come under fire from local tour operators for diverting newer cruise ships south to their brand-new exclusive property at Harvest Caye in the Stann Creek District. [...]

FECTAB Vs Norwegian is a Tourism Issue, Says Investment Minister

On Thursday, you heard tour operators and FECTAB express their discontent with the loss of business, following the launch of the multimillion-dollar Norwegian Cruise Line Port on Harvest Caye. According [...]

Minister Points to Some Decreases in Heavily Trafficked Areas

Bus fares for runs in the south, primarily from Dangriga to Independence, have been the most expensive.  The recent readjustment has seen a significant decrease in the cost per ticket, [...]

Transport Minister Wishes for More Harvest Cayes to Bring More Development

It seems only Minister of Transport Edmond Castro didn’t get the memo or heard on the news that there was a shut out of local media from the grand Harvest [...]

Bus Fares Gone Up

Commuters, as well as some bus owners across the country are equally incensed, following a recent adjustment in bus fares which has since come into effect.  In September, bus operators [...]

Colin Murphy Makes Official Welcome to Harvest Caye

The exclusive, privately-owned tourist destination on Harvest Caye welcomed its first cruise arrival on Thursday with a grand inauguration of its multimillion dollar investment.  The Norwegian Dawn called to port [...]

Tourism Minister Speaks About Harvest Caye Investment

Minister of Tourism Manuel Heredia was on hand for the ribbon cutting and represented the Government of Belize.  According to Heredia, the project falls within the sustainable tourism master plan. [...]

Harvest Caye Opened in Closed Ceremony

After four years, Belize’s first cruise ship port, Harvest Caye in southern Belize, was formally opened for business today. It is not known why the press was not invited to [...]

European Cruise Line Makes First Appearance in Belize

And while NCL opened its port down south and will no longer be calling at the Fort Street Tourist Village here in the City, tour operators here are getting ready [...]

DiCaprio’s Blackadore Caye Looking Good!

British newspaper The Telegraph, among other international media sources, has shown renderings of the plans for actor Leonardo DiCaprio’s planned eco-tourism report on Blacakdore Caye, west of San Pedro. With [...]

Harvest Caye Opens Next Week; Will Opponents Relent?

After extensive debate and more than a few hurt feelings, Norwegian Cruise Line is finally ready to get its cruise port at Harvest Caye in the Stann Creek District off [...]

Sir Barry Bowen’s Name Now on Belize City Municipal Airport

He was lost in a plane crash above the San Pedro Airport in February of 2010. But Sir Barry Bowen probably wouldn’t have minded, considering that he regularly made flights [...]

Cubs hold big parade, will retired catcher visit Belize?

Today was celebration day for fans of the Chicago Cubs, as the biggest parade in the city’s history flowed from Wrigley Field, the World Series’ champions’ home stadium, to Grant [...]

WestJet Touches Down in Belize

The newest airline to begin flights to be Belize is WestJet. The flights will be originating from a new destination; that being Toronto, Canada twice for the week. WestJet’s first [...]

Harvest Caye Di Come!

The Minister of Tourism also provided an update on Harvest Caye in southern Belize. After hiccups along the way, the Norwegian Cruise Line cruise tourism Project is about to come [...]

Blackadore Caye Moves Forward With Restoration

At the end of May when we visited Blackadore Caye, developers of what is being billed as the first-of-its-kind restorative island shared with the media a master plan which included [...]