Tourist dies at Jaguar Paw

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A tourist lost her life at a popular tourist destination in Belize. Plus news obtained information that a white female American tourist between the ages of 45 to 50 and weighing between 200 to 250 pounds, had participated in some of the activities at Jaguar Paw in the Cayo...

Belize Continues to Deliver Impressive Tourism Results

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“We have passed the half-way mark of 2016, and tourism in Belize is doing better than ever”. So begins a press release from the Belize Tourism Board. According to the BTB statistics, overnight arrivals for January to June, 2016 has seen 213,430 visitors to Belize. That represents...

PG Boat Captain complains of treatment by PG Immigration

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Guermo Avila, Manager of Memo’s Boat Service in Punta Gorda, made a complaint to PG TV regarding an immigration officer at the port down there. Avilla says that the officer, working on Sunday June 19th, refused to stamp the travel documents of his passengers, and he says, for no...

New beach inaugurated in Caye Caulker

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The Belize Tourism Board (BTB) and Caye Caulker Village Council on Saturday afternoon inaugurated new public beaches on the island as part of the Action Plan for Sustainable Tourism Development of Caye Caulker. The Board says that a total of 1,883 linear feet of the beach was...

American tourist in critical condition after falling from Mayan ruin

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An American national is listed in a critical condition after he fell off a Mayan Ruin in Belize. The accident occurred at Altun Ha inLucky Strike village in the Belize District. The 36 year old American national arrived into the country on Thursday February 4 via Carnival Dream...

Tourism Police Unit receives new vehicles

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The Ministries of National Security and Tourism have collaborated to equip the Tourism Police Unit with 3 new Mazda pickup trucks, solving a longstanding need for mobility there. Its head, Inspector Carla Gamboa, was especially grateful for the donation. Commissioner o...

BTB comments on Crime situation

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The nation is still dealing with the negative publicity Belize is currently facing following a serius spike in murders, including that of American tourist Anne Swaney who was strangled to death by the river in the Cayo district last week when she went there to do her  yoga. Just...

Cruise ship passenger dies while snorkeling of Sergeants Caye

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The body of a Princess Cruise Line passenger, 67 year old Janice Mittelstadt, lies at the Morgue at the KHMH awaiting a post mortem examination following what police is initially calling a “snorkeling accident”. The South Dakota resident arrived in Belize sometime this morning...

Belize welcomes inaugural MSC Cruise Ship

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Today, Belize welcomed the inaugural call for a new cruise line. MSC Cruises had its first call today, with the MSC Divina landing in Belizean waters at approximately 8:00 am. The ship left from its home port in Falmouth, Jamaica on Monday, December 28th, making its way through...

Placencia makes travel and leisure list of top  places to travel

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The scenic Belizean village of Placencia in the Stann Creek District has made Travel and Leisure’s “Best Places to Travel” List for 2016. The well known travel magazine posts 50 top tourist location every year, and Placencia made #36 on the List. The...

 Belize Win’s Big at the 2015 World Travel Awards

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The 2015 World Travel Awards  took place in Bogota, Colombia over the weekend  and Ambergris Caye and Placencia were both winners for Belize. Ambergris Caye took the award for Leading Destination 2015 in the Mexico & Central America category while Placencia won the Leading...

BTB responds to Carnival report

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Monday’s press release by Citizens Organized for Liberty through Action (COLA) contained bombshell news – Carnival Cruise Lines seemed to be in the midst of a serious conflict with local tourism authorities including the Belize Tourism Board (BTB) concerning its...

Senate Debates Cruise Ship Passenger Tax Bill

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On Thursday June 1st,  12 senators convened at the National Assembly to debate on bills and motions brought from the House of Representatives for approval. Yesterday we told you about three of those bills, all of which were very heatedly debated. They are: the General Revenue...

Arguments continue in Michael Feinstein case

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The case of Michael Feinstein and the Attorney General resumed in the Supreme Court this morning with arguments from Deputy Solicitor General Nigel Hawke. Among the contentions raised by Feinstein, who is working on the Stake Bank cruise ship docking facility project but has been...

Michael Feinstein challenges Stake Bank takeover

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Provisions in the amended contract of operation of Fort Street Tourism Village (FSTV) between its owners and the Government of Belize and the Belize Tourism Board (BTB) had the effect of ensuring a continued source of revenue and satellite development through the Stake Bank...