Belize Named One of Top Three “Ex-Pat Friendly” Countries

Article Preview By David Gobeil After living in Belize for seven years, I'm well versed with the different programs the Belize government has in place to help woo foreign retirees to it's shores.  Perhaps the most talked about is the Qualified Retirement Persons Program, which the government enacted about a decade ago.  As the article points out, there are some pros and cons for ex-pats to go this route.  Also, I think the government of Belize would be wise to take a closer look at what … [Read more...]

Belize’s Massive Foreign Debt — Who’s to Blame?

Article Preview By David Gobeil I always make a point of trying to find and read Wellington C. Ramos editorials since he seems to me to be one of the very few highly educated, yet relatively unbiased Belizeans willing to give meaningful commentary on the current, past, and future state of affairs in Belize. With Belize teetering on the edge of default with their massive $600 million U.S.D. "superbond", Ramos weighs in with his educated opinions. Once again he makes some very interesting … [Read more...]

Here’s Four Reasons Tourism Continues to Increase in Belize!

  Article Preview By David Gobeil Belize tourism is up almost ten per cent in 2012, despite a very soft world economy and many people tightening their belts in the good 'ol US of A, which accounts for the majority of tourists to Belize. Part of the reason is the Belize Tourism Board finally getting it's act together and promoting Belize at key tourism trade shows in North America and Europe, and as Belize becomes better known as "Mother Nature's Best Kept Secret" more people want to … [Read more...]

Independence Day in Belize is also a Celebration of True Multiculturalism!

Belize Celebrates it's 31st Birthday and Celebrates it's Multiculturalism Belize’s 31st birthday is not only a celebration of this tiny Caribbean nation’s independence, but a festival of multiculturalism and living proof that racial, religious and cultural harmony does work, the owners of the Lodge at Chaa Creek said today. In the run up to the nationwide celebrations about to take place in Belize under the theme of “Many faces, many dreams, but one goal; celebrating Belize”, Mick and Lucy … [Read more...]

Belize Declares Visa Waivers For Three South American Countries

The Belize Tourism Board is pleased to announce that visitors from Brazil, Argentina, and Chile will no longer need visas to visit our beautiful country. The Statutory Instrument waiving visa requirements for visitors from these countries to Belize was signed in August 2012. The Ministry of Tourism and the BTB view this as a major accomplishment as both have been working tirelessly to change the previous legislation. “The visa waivers will allow for ease of entry for travellers from South … [Read more...]

Belize Property for Sale- 1 1/2 acres on the Sittee River! No.1357

Price:$79,000USD ($158,000BZD) JUST REDUCED!!!!!! SOLD SOLD SOLD Belize Property Agents is pleased to present for sale these 1 1/2 acres of Belize Real Estate in Sittee River Village, right on the river! There are three adjacent lots available, each 1.47 acres.  These lots are located on  one of the highest banks in the village. Sittee River Village is located in the Stann Creek District and is approximately  30 minutes from the coastal town Dangriga. This parcel is a long and … [Read more...]

National Geographic Magazine Features Barrier Reef Near Belize!

National Geographic magazine, one of the world's foremost authorities on natural and man-made wonders around the globe, is featuring the Mesoamerican Reef system in their October 2012 edition of the magazine.  The magazine is read by over 60 million people per month, and their website garners over 20 million unique visitors per month, so the potential exposure for Belize and the reef is massive! The article, about 2500 words long, mainly covers life under the sea in the various ecosystems … [Read more...]

Major Airline Offers Discounts to Belize For September and October!

Belize Tourism Board (BTB), September 18th, 2012 – Join in on the excitement of the September Celebrations in Belize! Delta Airlines is now offering a discount on flights to Belize. Visitors from Los Angeles, Chicago, Detroit, and New York can purchase tickets at a 10% discount. Travel time must be within September 1st to October 31st, 2012. “We’re certainly excited that Delta has decided to generously offer this discount for those wishing to travel to Belize during this exhilarating time. … [Read more...]

Belize Real Estate for sale-One Acre of Land with Bar/Restaurant in Silk Grass!!!!! NO. 1076 SOLD

Price: $35,000 U.S.D.!!! SOLD, SOLD, SOLD, SOLD, SOLD!!!!!!! A beautiful one acre parcel in Silk Grass Village, located about six miles from the junction of the Hummingbird Highway and the Southern Highway. This acre of Belize real estate includes three wooden structures, including a restaurant and bar which has been operating for many years in the village. The restaurant structure is raised off of a well-built concrete base. There is also a creek which flows through the property … [Read more...]

Concrete house/double lot/Hummingbird Hwy No. 1001

Price: $40,000 U.S.!!!    No. 1001 SOLD, SOLD, SOLD, SOLD!!!! This is a double lot measuring approximately 150' by 150' with 150' feet of frontage right on the Hummingbird Highway. There is power, water and telephone with an all season creek running through the property. A 36' by 24' two bedroom concrete and mahogany home with new metal roof is ready to move into or can be renovated to suit. This lot is located in the Hummingbird Community and is about 25 miles from the capital city of Belmopan … [Read more...]