Belize wants closer ties with Bridgetown

Minister of Tourism and Culture in Belize Manuel Heredia is eager to form closer ties with Barbados in the area of marketing and airlift.

The long-serving politician told Barbados TODAY that Bridgetown remains a close friend of Belmopan, and he believes there are “many good things” that can be done between to two nations when it comes to tourism.

“One, is the airlift, which I believe can be done either directly or probably through Cuba, Barbados, Belize. Also there is a possibility of marketing together. There are many things we have in Belize for example on the archeological side that you don’t have in Barbados, but there are also things that Barbados has that Belize doesn’t have. And as Caribbean sisters I believe that we should open doors for making sure we can do things together,” said Heredia.

He said while the entire Caribbean is a gem with various beauty and charm to offer visitors, he believes Barbados remains one of the best that others, including Belize, could learn from.

“The whole Caribbean is a magnificent market but Barbados is far ahead of us when it comes to development. I believe there are some things that we have to learn from you all, but there are also good things you can learn from us also,” he said.

“We have been talking together with your Minister [of Tourism Richard] Sealy and myself, the possibility of establishing some type of good relationship with the two countries. It is matter of continuing the dialogue and I believe that there is something good we can get out of that,” Heredia added.

15 Responses to Belize wants closer ties with Bridgetown

  1. Saga Boy June 11, 2017 at 11:53 am

    Well here is one country which admits that Barbados is ahead if them. There was a time when many students came from Belize tomBarbados to study at the UWI. I think it would be a great idea for the two countries to work together. A link with Cuba would be even better.

    • Kevin June 11, 2017 at 1:15 pm

      Saga boy, there are still many Belize students who come to Cave Hill.

  2. Rishona Graham
    Rishona Graham June 11, 2017 at 12:40 pm

    Me as well

  3. Hazeline Sobers
    Hazeline Sobers June 11, 2017 at 3:29 pm


  4. Saga Boy June 11, 2017 at 5:38 pm

    Kevin Imwas not aware. Are they still doing the Met Program? It’s time for us in the region to work together. We have to stop begging Uncle Sam and others for money. The given bets need to relax airport taxes and get people traveling from island to island. They are significant opportunities for trade and services.

  5. Linette Maloney
    Linette Maloney June 11, 2017 at 7:37 pm


  6. Big Man June 11, 2017 at 8:39 pm

    Well Well Well every body want to get piece of Barbados before the Trinidadians get all.
    The Jamaicans want piece also
    As the Bajans are well Educated but have no common or business sense.

  7. Itz Queen
    Itz Queen June 11, 2017 at 9:28 pm

    Everybody want to get closer Barbados de Chinese de Canadians Colombians every body wants to buy wa de ministers selling.

  8. Anfaani Henry
    Anfaani Henry June 11, 2017 at 10:43 pm

    Dem doan even like we…

  9. Ossie Moore June 12, 2017 at 4:31 am

    The whole world knows that bajans love to hear and can be fooled by ” sweet talk “.

  10. Ossie Moore June 12, 2017 at 4:54 am

    . . . . . .one more thing ! Every couple of months someone goes to B’dos talking about having a closer relationship with the island etc. They get they picture in the newspaper , get to blow hot air on the radio and be on the Government owned television station ( the only television station in the island since 1963 IN COMPARISON TO JAMAICA , TRINIDAD and GUYANA since bajans always like to use the comparison factor ). then nothing else is ever heard about these closer ties and business relationships etc .

    And ” Big Man ” you are right , education is not common sense . Just take a look at American Politician Ben Carson ( I said American politician since B’dos wants to be like America).

    Ben Carson is a very educated man . . but he is as stupid an ass h***

  11. Richard Johnston June 12, 2017 at 7:20 am

    “… things that Barbados has that Belize doesn’t have,” like rule of law, stable banking, safety, reliable air service, education.

  12. Alvin June 12, 2017 at 10:43 am

    This would be a great move for Barbados and Belize, they should form a great bond and allow more travel between both countries. Belize has a lot to offer Barbados in terms of tourism and I am sure many Barbadians would look forward to travelling to Belize.

  13. Jose Vasquez
    Jose Vasquez June 12, 2017 at 2:04 pm

    Want to bring more tourists? Please work on the island infrastructure FIRST. Main road has been blocked for weeks. Our roads are a damn shame. We don’t have decent medical service, traffic getting out of control and more drug peddlers on the streets everyday. I discourage Barbados of making any deals with the crooked Belize government.

  14. Belfast June 12, 2017 at 9:34 pm

    Bajans are spenders, especially when the vendor is from over and away.
    Barbados is the only country in the world, that is badly in need of a Minister of Majority Affairs.


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