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Belizeans are left without a consulate since the first day of December of 2016

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The government of Belize did not renew the contracts of Quintana Roo, Yucatan, Veracruz, Monterrey, consulate in Belize. So, now the citizens will have to carry out any traffic in Mexico City. Chetumal, Q, Roo, the honorary consulate of Belize in Chetumal did not have a representative since the first day of December of 2016, leaving the citizens of that nation who daily enter the state on the Mexican-Belize border vulnerable.
Jorge Valencia Gomez, former honorary consul of the neighboring country the state capital, indicated that his government did not renew the contracts of this entity as well as of Yucatan, Veracruz and Monterrey.

"I left office on December 1. My contract expired and the government of Belize took the decision to close the consulate of Chetumal, both because the contracts had been concluded." I comment that if they put another consul, because they can not leave without representation the country of Belize, will estimate that it is a little I pointed out th…

TPM LIVEWIRE Ukrainian Lawmaker: Paul Manafort Laundered Funds From Pro-Russian Part; President Trump’s campaign manager laundered money through Belize

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A Ukrainian lawmaker on Monday released documents that he claimed showed that President Donald Trump’s former campaign manager, Paul Manafort, laundered money paid to him by a pro-Russian political party in Ukraine.
Serhiy Leshchenko, a member of Parliament, held up the documents as proof of his allegation that Manafort received illegal payments while working as a consultant for the Party of Regions, the political party of disgraced former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych, according to reports in the Washington Post and New York Times.
Manafort resigned from the Trump campaign in August, shortly after the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine, a government agency, released a secret ledger maintained by the party that listed $12.7 million in secret cash payments made out to him.
The longtime GOP operative told the Times last summer that he “never received a single off-the-books cash payment.” His spokesman called the latest allegations from Leshchenko "baseless" in a s…

Wyndham Grand comes to Belize with luxurious five-star destination

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PARSIPPANY , New Jersey , March 23, 2017 / PRNewswire / - Continuing its bold development in Latin America and the Caribbean, Wyndham Hotel Group, the hotel giant with a global presence without parallel of more than 8,000 hotels, today unveiled plans to administer the spectacular Wyndham Grand Ambergris Caye, 242 keys, the first resort of Belize to display the flag Wyndham Grand®.
The Caribbean tranquility meets the Venetian romanticism and charm at this seafront five-star resort, set to open in December 2018. Set along the crystal clear Caribbean Sea, the resort's five towers - housing elegantly designed hotel and resort suites. Two-and three-bedroom residences - boast eleven waterfalls and rise from the refreshing swimming pools, connected by bridges and canals reminiscent of Venice. The various waterways create the largest pool of its kind throughout Belize , for the amusement of guests and residents.
The Wyndham Grand Ambergris Caye - owned by Venezia del Caribe, LTD and develop…

Parranda Festival in Belize Lights up Easter Week; HOPKINS VILLAGE, BELIZE (PRWEB) MARCH 22, 2017

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Sponsored by Hamanasi Adventure and Dive Resort Hamanasi Adventure and Dive Resort, a multi-award-winning boutique eco-resort invite guests to Hopkins, Belize for the 4th annual Belize Parranda Festival – Belize’ premiere indigenous folk art festival. Scheduled for April 15, the festival will feature international music, art exhibitions, and local food.  This event is sponsored by the Belize Heart and Soul Foundation, Hamanasi Resort and the Parranda Fest Committee. Activities will get underway at 10 AM at the Palmento Grove Cultural and Fishing Lodge on Holy Saturday, April 15.

Hopkins International Parranda Fest 2017 Will provide the best of Belizean Cultural & Musical Entertainment for the Easter Weekend. It all starts off with a cassava baking exhibit and a cultural art & music exhibition that goes through at 6:00 with live entertainment. Night time on stage will be a variety of local bands with featuring renowned Belizean Garifuna artist Aziatic. He has been a dynamic st…

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 — Coastal Awareness Week 2017

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On Thursday, March 23rd, 2017 Coastal Awareness Week 2017 goes north to Corozal for our Tertiary Level Competition & Information Fair. This event will be held at the Rudolph Wade Auditorium (Corozal Junior College) from 9am to 3pm. Five groups from tertiary institutions from across Belize will be competing for a grand prize of $3,000. Come and visit booths from Coastal Zone Management Authority and Institute, Inter-American Development Bank Belize, Turneffe Atoll Sustainability Association, Fisheries Development, Friends of Corozal United for Sustainability, and Development Finance Corporation. For more information contact us on our facebook: https://www.facebook.com/www.coastalzonebelize.org

You better Belize it; Visiting Belize for easter

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We take this greatest pleasure in inviting you to come visit Belize. Our country has the friendliest  friends and visitors with a warmth that results both from an instinctive sense of hospitality and from various cultures that have made Belize unique. In Belize, you can experience the warm Caribbean teeming weather with the wonders of the deep, and lush, exciting interior where you can walk the pathways of our rain forest and discover the exotic and breath-taking wildlife that awaits you. Crawfish, the feeding time on the house reef of Caye Caulker is an impressive sea game and a must for anybody who can take a boat on the small island off the coast of Belize.

Much more than to snorkel around the whole day, there is a lot to do here. And that's exactly how it should be. Most backpackers have visited the Mayan sites and colonial towns of  Belize, which are on their way to the jungles of Guatemala and to more ruins. On Caye Caulker, they press the break button for a few days. From th…

Why Choose Belize as a destination for vacationing

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Living in harsh winter conditions for five months of every year, it is understandable to want to escape the cold for a few weeks and get some serious vitamin D.  With 5-star resorts, long beaches, cabanas, and cocktails on demand, the east coast of Mexico is often the destination of choice for many. But if you’re seeking an adventure that will break up your trip to Mexico, Belize is only a six-hour road trip directly south of Cancun. If it’s still the relaxed vibes and stress-free ambience you are looking for, then Caye Caulker is the destination for you.  
Caye Caulker, located only 21 miles northeast of Belize City, is surprisingly only four miles in length. But don’t let the size of this tiny island reflect the people and things to do on it. Caye Caulker is predominantly a fishing community, although over time as travellers have spread the good word to fellow nomads, this tiny island now relies profoundly on tourism.   You won’t see many traffic signs throughout the island, instead yo…

Let's protect our Barrier Reef in Belize by Oilspilling

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Coral reefs, some of the Earth’s most remarkable natural structures, are more than just beautiful to admire. Besides fostering a diverse marine environment, coral reefs are also vital to the health of the oceans. In total, coral reefs cover about 0.1 percent of the ocean’s but they nurture 25 percent of the world’s marine species.  Coral reefs are the ocean’s lifelines and when they disappear, it can create an ecologically devastating domino effect.

Sadly, the world’s corals are rapidly disappearing due to warming ocean temperatures, human industry, overfishing, and ocean acidification. For example, over the past thirty years, the Great Barrier Reef has lost approximately 50 percent of its coral. The Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System, which was placed on the UNESCO List of World Heritage Sites in Danger in 2009, is facing a similarly dismal future.

The Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System is home to an amazing 1,400 different species, including 500 types of fish and 100 corals. This r…

Marine Biology class travels to Belize over Spring Break

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A Saint Mary’s marine biology class took in-depth learning to a whole new meaning. The class spent spring break in Belize at South Water Caye applying what it learned in the classroom life to the natural world.

Saint Mary’s assistant biology professor Laura Kloepper said marine biology had not been taught in years, but the department now plans on regularly running the class.

“For the past few years no one has been teaching that class,” Kloepper said. “So we’ve resurrected the marine biology class and we plan on teaching this every two years. This trip to Belize was part of the lab component for our marine biology class that we offer here for majors.”

Kloepper said studying Belize was an obvious choice because of its diverse environment. She said it provided a unique opportunity to learn more about a field that is not as prominent in a landlocked state like Indiana.

“If you’re teaching marine biology in Indiana doing a lab is a little difficult. So we decided to make our lab one big f…