Saturday, May 25, 2024


Honourable Andre Perez and island authorities meet with stakeholders to chart a way forward leading to the re-opening of land borders

On Tuesday, April 20, the Ministry of the Blue Economy and Civil Aviation, along with the Mayor of San Pedro Town and Chairlady of Caye Caulker, hosted a special meeting. Stakeholders and representatives from different governmental departments were invited to discuss a joint plan to better prepare for the re-opening of Belize’s land borders. Minister Perez suggested creating the San Pedro Community Task Force.

Sargassum surge returns to island beaches

As tourism slowly returns across Belize and San Pedro Town, the invasion of the macro-algae, Sargassum, is also making a comeback to our beaches. This is not good for regions dependent on tourism, and as Belize struggles to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, Sargassum represents another challenge. While hoteliers and the sanitation department of the San Pedro Town Council (SPTC) remove as much as they can, massive mats of algae continue to wash ashore daily.

A year of COVID-19 on Ambergris Caye; then and now

A year ago San Pedro Town was the first in the country of Belize to report a COVID-19 case. A year later, countrywide 12,410 people have tested positive with 316 deaths. Of late numbers have dropped significantly and the health of the country and our tourism is on the rebound.

Despite an unfortunate arrest in Caye Caulker; tourist still loves Belize

After she was arrested for violating the facemask law, an upset American tourist appreciates the efforts made by the Area Representative of Belize Rural South (Ambergris Caye and Caye Caulker) the Honourable Andre Perez, and the community in making her feel welcome.

International travellers entering the USA face new requirements

International travellers to the USA must produce a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours of departure and comply with other applicable guidelines set by the CDC, including recommended (not required) periods of self-quarantine or self-isolation.

IDB Lab launches innovation challenge to revitalize tourism sector in 15 countries

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), through its innovation laboratory IDB Lab and in collaboration with the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO ), is seeking to identify business models to transform and revitalize the tourism sector. To this end, it is launching an innovation challenge to which both public and private sector organizations may apply until July 31. IDB Lab will consider public and private sector candidates to implement the project in the following 15 countries: Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Nicaragua, Panama, Suriname, and Trinidad and Tobago.

San Pedro Town braces for COVID-19; holiday and special events cancelled

Authorities at the San Pedro Town Council (SPTC) announced on Tuesday, March 17th via a press release that specific measures will be implemented to ensure the safety of residents from the COVID-19 (Coronavirus).

Is Ecotourism Truly ‘Eco’ Friendly in Belize?

The term 'ecotourism' can be a questionable one in practice. St. John's College Junior College student Aidan Villanueva asks, "Is Ecotourism Truly 'Eco' Friendly in Belize?"