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Micoley.com Announces Alliance with Belize Real Estate Professional Kris Seals, Sandy Point Real Estate

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MILWAUKEE, WI (PRWEB) APRIL 20, 2017 Located on Ambergris Caye in Belize, Sandy Point Real Estate is known for their pristine luxurious beachfront vacation resorts and pre-construction projects. Their team of ten professionals have been assisting customers purchase their dream properties since 1980. They know the island and community like the back of their hand and are always willing to help their buyers make the best choice possible. "I am extremely excited to see the exposure our properties will receive with Micoley.com, powered by RealtyHive," stated Kris Seals, Broker with Sandy Point Real Estate. "With the amount of vacation properties we have, buyers have a ton of options to be apart of the beautiful Caribbean life." Some of the properties being featured with Micoley.com, are pre-construction villas located in the Costa Blu Resort. On first come first serve basis, the villas offer 1 bedroom with 1 bathroom, ranging from 1,050-1,200 square feet. Phase 2 of th…

US Engineers strengthen to partnerships with Belize one block at a time during Beyond the Horizon 2017

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U.S. Servicemembers and their Belizean counterparts are working on several different construction projects throughout the country of Belize as part of Beyond the Horizon 2017, which runs from March 25 until June 17.
U.S. Southern Command, in cooperation with the Government of Belize, has coordinated the completion of five construction projects that include a new emergency room and incinerator at Western Regional Hospital in Belmopan, medical clinics in Ladyville and Double Head Cabbage, and a new school building in St. Matthews. 
Reservists on two-week rotations will complete the majority of the work at the construction sites. For continuity, full-time project managers will supervise until the completion of the jobs.
Soldiers from the 808th Engineer Company based in Houston, Texas, are currently building the new health clinic at Double Head Cabbage.
“Our engineers are currently building a medical clinic that is 89 feet long by 27 feet wide that will replace the old one here,” said 1s…

Georgia mother sues school district after son dies on a class trip in Belize:

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Georgia mother sues school district after son dies on a class trip in Belize: 'He was everything to me'One mother from Georgia is taking legal action after her 14-year-old son died while on a class trip to Belize last year, and is warning other parents to "trust no one" when it comes to sending your children on international school trips.
Tomari Jackson, 14, was on a trip with his North Cobb High School Biology class last February in Belize when he died after drowning in a river during a chaperoned excursion.
Police Search for Clues in Case of TV Producer Found Dead in Belize FBI Offers Up to $10K Reward for Information in Murder of ABC Chicago Producer in Belize For the past 14 months, Tomari's mother, Adell Forbes, has been seeking an explanation as to what caused her son's death.
"I dropped him off at the airport ... hours later ... I got a call that he was missing," Forbes told ABC News. "Eventually, someone from the [U.S.] embassy said, &…

Things to Do in Belize 2017 PART 2

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Private Cave Tubing and Zipline Adventure from Belize City
Overview
Float through soaring caves then fly from tree to tree on a 6-hour private adventure from Belize City that combines tubing and a thrilling zipline challenge. Hike into the forest, then float the Caves Branch River into caverns lined with flow stones and bristling stalactites. Trade your tube for a harness, then launch into the air from a series of eight platforms connected by cables that stretch up to 1,200 feet (366 meters). Rappel back to earth from the final platform and catch your breath before returning to Belize City.
What to Expect
Caving provides thrills to suit nearly any age and fitness level.

After a brief 30-minute hike to the entrance of the cave, inner tubes are used to float along the Caves Branch River.
See your light flicker upon strange shapes and the ultimate darkness beyond. Hear the echo of your own voice bounce off the distant walls. Listen to the water dripping from the ceiling, creating spectac…

Top five places to visit Belize 2017 Part 1.

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Tikal Day Trip from San Ignacio
Overview
Visit the incredible ancient city of Tikal on this day trip from San Ignacio. Once a powerful city center during the Classic Mayan period, today Tikal is a UNESCO World Heritage site that draws scores of visitors each year. Your professional guide will take you across the border into Tikal National Park in Guatemala and lead you on a fascinating tour of the sprawling archaeological complex. Round-trip transport from your San Ignacio hotel and all park fees are included.
What to Expect

Visit one of the largest and most important Mayan sites in all of Central America. Your professional guide will pick you up at your San Ignacio hotel for the roughly 1.5-hour drive to Tikal National Park. You will be assisted in all border crossing procedures to enter Guatemala safely and hassle free. Be sure to bring your passport!

Once inside the park, let your imagination run free as you explore highlights among more than 3,000 structures that archaeologists hav…

Two detained and Subtentiente Lopez old Bridge closes again

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Once again, fayuqueros of the community of Subteniente Lopez, Quintana Roo faced the authorities of the Land Maritime Customs of Subteniente López to continue with the control of the crossing of goods from the Free Zone of Belize. Codes of the Mixed bases of operation to guard the bridge that connects both nations.
In this regard, the Commissioner of the Ministry of Public Security in the state José Eliecer Varela Durán confirmed that the authorities of the Tax Administration Service had to call to guard the bridge on the Mexican side, as the fayuqueros were carrying illegal Goods without respecting customs agents and assaulting them.
The so-called "ant traffickers" have already made different fights in this area of ​​the bridge that connects Quintana Roo with the Free Zone, since the authorities have tried to control both the traffic of goods that realizing how to avoid that they use drugs or activities of intimidation Towards buyers arrive in this part of the country. Accor…

CANTO Chair and Secretary General Pay Courtesy Visit to New CEO of Belize Telemedia Ltd.

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Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago - CANTO Chairman, Julian Wilkins and Secretary General, Teresa Wankin paid a courtesy visit to Rochus Schreiber the new CEO at Belize Telemedia Ltd. (BTL) headquarters in Belize City, Belize.
Mr. Rochus Schreiber was appointed as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of BTL with effect Wednesday, April 5th, 2017. Mr. Schreiber boasts over 20 years of professional experience, and has worked in diverse global settings throughout the Americas and Europe. Within the Caribbean region, he has served as CEO of Digicel's local operations in Anguilla, Nevis and Montserrat.CANTO had the privilege of meeting the new CEO on his first day on the job. Discussions were held on the upcoming CANTO conference, the Code of Practice for safeguarding the open Internet; the CANTO working committees and the work of the CICC working committees. CANTO was also given a tour of the BTL facilities.
Belize Telemedia Ltd. is an active member of CANTO and will be at CANTO&#…

Student's camera records his own drowning death on school trip while visiting Belize

No one helped Tomari Jackson as he screamed for his life while drowning in a Central American river.
With 31 other Georgia high school students — some within arm’s reach — nine chaperones and Jackson pleading “Help! Help!” the 14-year-old still died on that school trip to Belize just over a year ago.
Fighting to stay alive, Tomari, a student at North Cobb High School in Cobb County, Georgia, was close enough to splash a girl in a red checkered swimsuit. She laughed it off. He went back under water.
Then he reached out to grab the muddy riverbank where others were playing. No one saw him. No one heard him.
But his mother heard.
Adell Forbes heard his chilling cries and gurgling before the waters took her only child. Two months ago, she helplessly watched video footage from the camera that had been strapped to his head, recording her boy’s last moment in that river in February of 2016.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution saw a short clip of the video Friday shown by the attorneys represen…

Three Questions On Selling Belize: TMR spoke with Mariam Roberson, managing director of San Ignacio Resort Hotel, on tips for selling the Central American country.

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TMR spoke with Mariam Roberson, managing director of San Ignacio Resort Hotel, on tips for selling the Central American country.


Mariam Roberson

1. What advice can you offer travel agents trying to sell Belize to their clients?
Visit Belize! Come familiarize yourself with Belize’s blend of cultures and history, its vast range of adventure, and its people. Nothing speaks more genuinely than first-hand experience and this also adds more credibility for your clients. The country itself is gorgeous and this is easily seen in its natural resources—both in the islands and inland.

2. What role do you see travel agents playing in your growth?
Travel agents are a precious marketing and sales tool. Most of the agents we work with have experienced our resort first-hand—a characteristic that adds credibility when our hotel is pitched as a unique and personalized destination. We love to form relationships in a personal fashion to ultimately build loyalty and trust on a business level. Travel agen…