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INVEST BELIZE: Belize’s First Investment Magazine! #456704
01/29/13 09:15 AM
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BELTRAIDE and Idealab officially LAUNCH Belize’s First Investment Magazine!

The Belize Trade and Investment Development Service (BELTRAIDE) and Idealab Studios are privileged to announce the launch of the Inaugural Issue of Belize’s First Business and Investment Magazine “INVEST BELIZE”. The Launch will take place on Wednesday, January 30th, 2013, at Best Western Belize Biltmore Plaza, from 2:00p.m. – 5:00p.m.

Invest Belize will be used as a promotional tool to showcase Belize in a progressive light for what it represents: an investment destination. The magazine is strategically featured to aggressive investors who are seeking to invest in new dynamic markets, such as Belize. This publication features the major investment opportunities, while providing up to date information on policy, trade agreements, statistics, trade and projections to the investment community in Belize and abroad.

The Magazine offers exceptional opportunities for the Government of Belize and the private sector to deliver messages in the form of featured articles on current affairs and business and investment opportunities in Belize, as well as in the form of advertisements.

Speakers at the launch include Hon. Senator Godwin Hulse, Minister of Labour, Local Government, Rural Development and National Emergency Management, Mr. Michael Singh, CEO at Ministry of Trade, Investment Promotion, Private Sector Development and Consumer Protection, and Mr. Reynaldo Malik, Vice President at Infotel International. The official unveiling of the Magazine will take place at approximately 3:30pm; copies of the magazine will be available for all invited guests. The media kit for the second issue of the Magazine will also be shared on that day.

BELTRAIDE and Idealab Studios would like to thank all those who contributed to the success of this project. We look forward to your presence and support as we LAUNCH this unique and exceptional marketing tool for the country of Belize!

For more information, please contact:

Belize Trade and Investment Development Service (BELTRAIDE) 14 Orchid Garden St., City of Belmopan, Cayo District, Belize Email: [email protected]/[email protected]

Belize's First Business and Investment Magazine

Over the years, you've probably heard about the Destination Belize Magazine - that's the standard bearer for all things having to do with Belize tourism. Well, now BELTRAIDE has the same sort of publication to promote trade in Belize.

It's Belize's First Business and Investment Magazine called "INVEST BELIZE". The inaugural edition was launched today and we found out more about it:

Michael Singh - CEO, Ministry of Trade
"It's a milestone. It's something that we've been working on for probably about 8 months, and the whole concept of coming out with a publication that highlights Belize's investment opportunities, success, and giving information is something that investors can look at, perhaps when Belizean business people are traveling, government officials, they can hand out to show what Belize is all about."

Damian Solano - IDEALABS, Publisher: "Invest Belize"
"The magazine focuses on Belize business. I think for a long time, Belize has been promoted internationally but mainly as a tourist destination. There hasn't really been any real push in getting information out there about Belize as a business or investment destination. And that is what this magazine aims to cover. So, what you find in the magazine, in this inaugural edition, are some success stories, of some successful business ventures that are currently in Belize. Many of them the general public don't even know. We didn't about some of the companies that we visited, and learned about. So, I think it is an interesting read for any potential investor wanting to do business in Belize."

Mike Singh
"The cover story really speaks to a new emerging industry, and it kind of highlights thing that people don't know about that industry, for instance. And you will see it at the launch. So, it's kind of interesting; there is an article in there about the ASR deal with BSI, that carries a lot of detail from the point of view of the investor. Some of these things don't get out in a small news clip. So, it's a good keeper piece."

The magazine is free and will be distributed to Belize embassies and diplomatic missions and other relevant government offices.

The plan is to publish it twice a year. It is funded by ads from the private sector.

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Re: INVEST BELIZE: Belize’s First Investment Magazine! [Re: Marty] #457262
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Can anyone give me some info about how property is taxed on the Caye. If can't seem to find a reliable source of info?

Re: INVEST BELIZE: Belize’s First Investment Magazine! [Re: Marty] #457292
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NO - just joking - I;ll bet somebody can but it may not make sense and it may not be what actually happens.

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Re: INVEST BELIZE: Belize’s First Investment Magazine! [Re: Marty] #457342
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BELTRAIDE launched the first Business and Investment Magazine "INVEST BELIZE" on January 30th 2013. The Invest Belize magazine showcases Belize in a progressive light for what it represents: an investment destination. This publication features the major investment opportunities, while providing up to date information on policy, trade agreements, statistics, trade and projections to the investment community in Belize and abroad. Go to the following link to download and read a copy of this interesting magazine.

Invest Belize Magazine Volume 2

BELTRAIDE Unveils Invest Belize Volume 3

The third edition of Invest Belize was launched today at the Best Western Biltmore Plaza. This edition focuses on agribusiness, which is forecasted to become one of the significant pillars of the economy. The magazine was released by the Ministry of Trade and Investment. Isani Cayetano was there and has this report.

Isani Cayetano, Reporting

Belize is an ideal tourism destination, it’s a small country within Central America and the Caribbean that is bursting at the seams with natural beauty.  Its people, a smorgasbord of races and ethnicities, are among its many attractions.  The Jewel, however, is also a land of many economic opportunities, open to business development and investment.  As such, it is being promoted globally as a place with endless commercial possibilities.  That marketing campaign is being driven in part through this publication, Invest Belize.

Mike Singh, C.E.O., Ministry of Trade & Investment Promotion

Mike Singh

“We started this project sometime last year, we felt that we needed to have something to showcase the work that BELTRAIDE and the government is doing, something that is positive, something that is high quality.  So we started with the first edition and then we ended up with the second one.”

Now in its third edition, the focus of Invest Belize is agribusiness.  It is forecasted that in years to come our economy will be supported significantly and driven extensively by corn, cacao, sugar and citrus.

Mike Singh

“The productive sector is getting together and working with us on the possibility on doing some port improvements to support the kind of agriculture work you’ll read about in this magazine.  And where are we seeing agriculture growth?  We’re seeing growth in sugar, obviously with the ASR investment into BSI, with the Santander Sugar’s large investment.  We’re going to see sugar propel to probably doubling or tripling its production over the next two, three years.  We’re seeing grain production, again the magazine highlights what’s happening with grain.  We have year over year increases in grain, literally fifty percent a year.  That kind of production is getting to point that we need to start having bulk exports, so the government needs to develop the infrastructure to allow that kind of export.”

Janelle Chanona

While there is a strong emphasis on driving the economy through foreign direct investment local goods being sent abroad, there is also a firm accent on sustainability, particularly where it concerns the environment.

Janelle Chanona, Vice President, Oceana in Belize

“Certainly, you know, you can’t spell economy without ecosystems and for any economy to survive it has to depend on healthy, sustainably managed ecosystems.  So that’s, you know, the environment figures into everything, into investment, into tourism, into just quality of life and certainly that’s what Oceana promotes, which is the sustainable management of our natural resources.  And, you know, we encourage investment, we encourage development, once it’s done sustainably then, you know, it’s a win-win for everybody.  Everything has to be long term.”

To attract foreign direct investment nonetheless, BELTRAIDE is using Invest Belize as its primary medium, an annual magazine which will find its way to many desks and coffee tables across the wider business community.

Tanya McNab

Tanya McNab, McNab Publishing

“A magazine is no good if people don’t get it in their hands as well.  I think that’s what lends to such a great partnership between BELTRAIDE and McNab because we have our own local distribution through our own magazines and our own publications that allow this magazine to be ready for hotel rooms, to be ready at the airports through all the other partner agencies that BELTRAIDE has and it’s really important because, you know, people come here on vacation but they’re businesspeople, you know.  It’s not just because you came here you’re coming to invest, you come on leisure travel and so it’s really important to have it in country and that’s where our strength comes.”

The magazine however, is not only about selling Belize as an investment haven.  It is also a resource for familiarizing investors with the legal landscape of the country where it concerns business.

Liesje Barrow-Chung

Liesje Barrow-Chung, Attorney-At-Law

“Invest Belize, I believe, needs assistance because there are people who come and don’t necessarily understand how the law fraternity works and that is what is required.  So for that exposure alone we can offer assistance in terms of development and, I guess, complying and making sure people follow the rules.  For Belize, of course, I applaud the work done because we have gotten a lot of exposure because of this magazine and it is something that as a young country helps us to develop even more.”

For the latest issue, CLICK HERE

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Yesterday, Sep 30th was the launch of the 3rd Volume of the Invest Belize Magazine 2014. BELTRAIDE along with local publishing company McNab Publishing Ltd. proudly presented the magazine to industry stakeholders.

Invest Belize Magazine is the first and only magazine with a focus on business, trade, and investment in the country. Many thanks to all adverisers, contributors, attendees, and all who helped in any way.

An ONLINE version of Volume 3 of the Invest Belize Magazine can be viewed and downloaded here.

Re: INVEST BELIZE: Belize’s First Investment Magazine! [Re: Marty] #508888
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Invest Belize Volume 4

"It is with great enthusiasm that ‪Beltraide‬ and ‪McNab Publishing‬ announce the launch of Invest Belize Magazine Vol 4, which took place today at Best Western Biltmore Belize. This issue focuses on Tourism Investment and will soon be available online for anyone to view and download. Printed copies will also be shipped countrywide as well as internationally. Attached are some preview photos by Leonardo Melendez Photography. MORE TO COME SOON!!!"

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