December 3, 2019 - Volume 15

The Government of Belize (GOB) through the Ministry responsible for Investment, Trade and Commerce, the Belize Trade and Investment Development Service (BELTRAIDE) and the CARICOM Development Fund (CDF) launched the Belize National Investment Policy and Strategy (NIPS) project on Monday December 2nd, 2019. NIPS seeks to establish a national framework that will guide both domestic and foreign  investments . The primary objective is to determine with greater certainty and predictability the national direction toward economic development and how citizens can participate in and benefit from this process specifically through investments. Furthermore, the project aims to simplify the ease of doing  business in Belize , while empowering a more robust business sector through continued public-private collaboration.

The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) held the Regional Seminar for the Caribbean on 'Facilitating Investment in Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) projects: Spotlight on Small Island Developing States (SIDS)' on November 26 to 28, 2019. This three-day peer-to-peer networking, dialogue and capacity building event is being facilitated in conjunction with the Annual General Assembly of the Caribbean Association of Investment Promotion Agencies (CAIPA). The seminar, organized in partnership with CAIPA and the St. Kitts Investment Promotion Agency, aims to ensure the successful implementation of investment projects relating to the SDGs. Experts from UNCTAD, best practice investment promotion agencies (IPAs), the private sector and investment stakeholders shared experiences and potential strategies on how countries, specifically SIDS including Belize, can continue to mainstream the global 2030 Development Agenda towards meeting SDG targets through investment.

Belize Participates in the International Tourism and Investment Conference (ITIC) in London, UK
BelizeINVEST, a unit of BELTRAIDE, participated in the International Tourism and Investment Conference (ITIC) held from November 1 - 2, 2019 at the Intercontinental Park Lane in London. The Conference provided a platform to drive international awareness and investment into the tourism sector by bringing key decision makers from the public and private sector to share innovative insights on the countless opportunities that exist at each destination. Belize was an integral part of the panel discussion, which sought to showcase the competitive advantages and investment opportunities across the region. Additionally, the Conference also provided the opportunity for one on one networking sessions, where representatives from Belize met with viable investment interests.

Nagel & Associates LLC in partnership with Caye International Bank Limited hosted over twenty regional potential investors, as part of President's Week, to discuss matters relating to international business, finance and investment opportunities. The 23rd Annual President's Week Asset Protection and Investment Conference is being held as of November 9th - 13th, 2019 in San Pedro Town, Ambergris Caye featuring key international and local speakers with expertise across various fields. The Belize Trade and Investment Development Service (BELTRAIDE) was represented by its sub-unit BelizeINVEST by Ms. Lianne Torres in presenting on investment opportunities in priority investment sectors, particularly the Tourism Sector in Belize.

Belize Participates in the UNIDO Advanced Investment Packaging Training

The Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export), in partnership with the Caribbean Association of Investment Promotion Agencies (CAIPA) and the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) recently hosted a training workshop in the British Virgin Islands (BVI) focused on improving the quality of investment project information to make them more attractive to potential investors. 

Company Feature: TEXBEL Farms

TexBel Farms is an integrated, processed and farm operated company that produces coconuts and its bi-products of: water, gels, oils, mulch, tropical fruit juices using Persian limes, Valencia oranges, sour-sops, pineapples and passionfruit. This company was founded in 2013, and owns three farms in Belize (1'214 hectares). TexBel is one of the largest producers of Valencia oranges and white marsh grapefruits in Belize, and also operates under the Global GAP certification for its citrus, using sustainable agriculture and ensuring quality product labels for export. From its farm to its plant, TexBel processes fruit immediately after harvest using the best technology available, guaranteeing freshness all the way to the consumers' table. TexBel can also make custom formulas for its clients, while assuring supply at stable prices.

Project Opportunity: Casa Bay Development

Project Name:  Casa Bay Development
Sector:  Tourism and Leisure 
Status:  Open
Location: Ambergris Caye, Belize

Project Summary
Located on Northern Ambergris Caye, Belize, approximately 18.5 miles north of San Pedro Town and 1.6 miles south of the Mexican border is a unique investment opportunity. The property is within the Bacalar Chico National Park and Marine Reserve, a recognized UNESCO World Heritage Site on the doorstep of the world's second-longest Barrier Reef. The surrounding region is home to Mayan archaeological sites, nesting grounds for sea turtles and endangered American crocodiles, a dazzling abundance of flora and fauna, while being home to some of the best diving on the planet. The Property also has a series of ancient Mayan hand-dug-canals, making it the perfect location to develop an Eco-friendly beach resort. This virtually untouched property sits on 1,200 feet of Caribbean Beachfront. It is an incredible investment opportunity to profit from the tremendous tourism potential of "Mother Nature's Best-Kept Secret".

Total Estimated Capital Investment Size:  USD $6,500,000
Preferred Mode of Investment:  Sale of Venture 


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14 Orchid Garden Street
City of Belmopan, Belize
Phone: +501-822-3737 / 0175
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