March 2012

National Micro Small and Medium Sized Enterprise (MSMEs) Symposium- Presenting the first policy and strategy for MSMEs

March 28th, 2012- The Belize Trade & Investment Development Service (BELTRAIDE) would like to thank the stakeholders, who participated in the National Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) consultations that were recently held.  The feedback has been crucial to the development of Belize’s MSME Policy and Strategy.

A National MSME Symposium will be held on Thursday, March 29, 2012 at the Belize Biltmore Hotel commencing 8:30 am, where the consultation’s participating stakeholders will partake.  The objectives of the symposium are to: Continue reading “National Micro Small and Medium Sized Enterprise (MSMEs) Symposium- Presenting the first policy and strategy for MSMEs”

Cultural Tourism Training and Grant Opportunity

Do you need support to develop your cultural tourism enterprise or cultural tourism business idea?

The BTB, and the Ministry of Tourism and Culture is inviting eligible applicants to apply for their Cultural Tourism Training Workshops and Matching Grants Scheme executed under the Sustainable Tourism Program.   The deadline for applications is 4pm on April 11, 2012.  For details and application forms please visit or call the STP office on 223-2654.

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Caribbean Export Announces Expression of Interest London 2012 Soul Fusion Concert

Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export), under the 10th European Development Fund will be coordinating a Caribbean Soul Fusion Concert during the London 2012 Olympics, on August 10th, 2012. The event will be held as a part of the African-Caribbean 2012 Business Expo. Interested persons are invited to complete an Expression of Interest Form and submit all required documentation. Deadline for submissions is April 10th, 2012.

Kindly direct enquiries about the TOR to Mr. Christopher McNair – Manager Competitiveness & Innovation at or David Gomez – Senior Advisor, Market Intelligence at .

To view the Expression of Interest Notice click here

To view the Expression of Interest Invitees Form click here

Be sure to check out Rebecca Stirm from Belize competing in Mission Catwalk! The Jamaican reality series will see contestants from across the Caribbean competing in weekly challenges which test their skill and creativity. The 13-week series culminates with three designers at a live showdown in Kingston where the winner will be chosen.
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Apply Now for Caribbean Idea Marketplace Matching Grants


Office of the Spokesperson

For Immediate Release                                                                                                                                                                                  March 22, 2012



Applications are being accepted now for Caribbean Idea Marketplace matching grants.  The deadline for applications is May 31, 2012.  The Caribbean Idea Marketplace (CIM) is a business competition platform that encourages local Caribbean and diaspora entrepreneurs to forge partnerships around innovative projects that will generate employment and economic opportunities in the Caribbean region.  CIM will provide up to $100,000 in matching grants to each winning project.

CIM was officially launched on March 1, 2012, at the Invest Jamaica forum in Montego Bay, Jamaica, which followed Secretary Clinton’s announcement of the initiative during a meeting with Caribbean leaders in Jamaica in 2011.  The Department of State’s partners in this effort include the Inter-American Development Bank’s Compete Caribbean program, the UK Department for International Development (DFID), and the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA).  Partners also include Digicel, Scotiabank, and the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC). Continue reading “Apply Now for Caribbean Idea Marketplace Matching Grants”

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