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Corozal Community College Third winning on Band fest victory held in Corozal

This year’s band fest was held at the People’s Stadium in Orange Walk Town and 13 bands participated in the 12th annual Bandfest.  Corozal Community College has held on to the Belize Bandfest sceptre for the third consecutive year. First place category for the drum corps was won by the Southern Sound Drum corps from Dangriga. In second place was won by the Holy Redeemer Marching Band while third place was Mahogany Heights Marching Band. In the category of marching band with wind instruments, was won by Corozal Community College ranked first while Wesley College marching band ranked second. The best choreographed band was the Corozal Community College which showcased an attractive presentation.The most popular band was Holy Redeemer who received the most text votes and last Orange Walk Uprising marching band was this year’s drum line champs. Corozal Community College won Three times in a row in this Band Fest annual Marching band. 
On, Friday April 28, 2017  the School of Corozal Commun…

5 places to visit while vacationing in Belize

Belize is a nation on the eastern coast of Central America, with Caribbean Sea shorelines to the east and dense jungle to the west. Offshore, the massive Belize Barrier Reef, dotted with hundreds of low-lying islands called cayes, hosts rich marine life. Belize’s jungle areas are home to Mayan ruins like Caracol, renowned for its towering pyramid; lagoon-side Lamanai; and Altun Ha, just outside Belize City.The beautiful natural scenery, uninhibited adventure, incredibly friendly people and more-than-reasonable prices made this Central American paradise one of my favorite destinations. I only spent a week in Belize, but I made the most of the experience. If you only have a short time to visit, here are five things I highly recommend doing in Belize.ATM Tour
The Actun Tunichil Muknal (ATM) Cave Tour is one of the most incredible experiences I’ve had while traveling. This cave, located in the Cayo District near San Ignacio, is one of the most famous Mayan archaeological sites in the count…

Ft. Lauderdale to Belize City $172 Round-Trip, Nonstop, on Southwest

Fly nonstop from Ft. Lauderdale to Belize City for $172 round-trip on Southwest.
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5 places to visit while you're in Belize

Protected rainforests, Maya ruins, Caribbean beaches and the longest barrier reef in the western hemisphere. Add English as the official language and the widely accepted U.S. dollar, and you can get a great vacation on easy mode in Belize.
Still, with so much to do, it can become a lot of work to fit it all in. Travelzoo editor Andrew Young recommends taking on just a little bit of this country in the heart of Central America at a time, and offers this list of his five top spots to get you started.

The Blue Hole
Just off the coast of Belize lies an underwater paradise for novice snorkelers and veteran divers. The Blue Hole is world-renowned as an open-water diving spot. During the Pleistocene era, the Blue Hole was a giant cave on dry land. The stalactites and stalagmites remain and are staggering sights through the crystal blue water.
The Great Blue Hole is a giant submarine sinkhole off the coast of Belize. It lies near the center of Lighthouse Reef, a small atoll 70 km from the main…

CNN Says to visit the Belize Barrier Reef Reserve, Belize

Stretching nearly the entire length of Belize's Caribbean coast, this massive reef system is the largest in the Northern Hemisphere, a chain of coral and sand that's visible from the International Space Station.
From water level, a detailed world comes into focus. Hundreds of cayes lie just above the surface, a constellation of mangrove and sand islands with a coral foundation, and the undersea landscape is remarkably varied.
A patchwork of pinnacle reefs, fringing reefs and barrier reefs makes this a compelling destination for snorkeling, and the Great Blue Hole draws scuba divers from around the world.
Why it's at risk: Since the Belize Barrier Reef was inscribed as a World Heritage Site in 1996, a lack of oversight has led to unsustainable fishing, deteriorating water quality and development. It was listed as threatened in 2009.
Belize Barrier Reef: The Great Blue Hole marine park charges a USD $40 fee and scuba diving trips start at $239. Full-day snorkeling trips fro…

Nonstop Flights: Houston to Belize $259 roundtrip to United Airlines

Nonstop Flights: Houston to Belize $259 r/t – United
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United has round-trip flights from Houston (IAH) to Belize (BZE) starting at $259, NONSTOP. Flights September to October. Cheapest flights are midweek. But we’re seeing flights that depart on Friday or Saturday and return on Tuesday for only +$20 more.

Note: It may be a bit cheaper to buy these as two separate one way tickets due to the way airport taxes work. Keep in mind that if you do this, you will probably have to pay the taxes that were not collected on your one-way tickets at the airport.

Note: Southwest is matching,…

Quest Adds Kodiak Dealer in Central America

Quest Aircraft reinforced its presence in Latin America with the appointment of Panama-based Kodiak Central America as an authorized sale representative for the Kodiak turboprop single. Based out of the Panama Pacifico International Airport, Kodiak Central America will represent the Kodiak in Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Panama.
Citing its STOL capabilities that will provide access to a range of airfields in the tropical climates of Central America, Kodiak Central America president Raul Arias de la Guardia anticipates the Kodiak will attract interest across multiple industry segments, including private, commercial, business and government use. “We’re looking forward to building momentum for the Kodiak in this region of the world, as we believe it’s a perfect fit,” he said.
The appointment is the latest move by Quest to expand into Central and South America through sales and service partners. It already has such partners in Chile and Brazil. To date…

Are you ready for Fiesta Rama held in Orange Walk?

The annual Orange Walk Fiesta Rama is one of the biggest events in the North, and over the weekend hundreds of Belizeans from all over the country flooded the streets of our town as they made their way to the Orange Walk People’s Stadium for the much anticipated event.
 2017 Fiesta Rama bikers will showcase great rides in Orange walk town Belize..From food, to eating competition, to food eating contest,  to rides, to baseball, and more the event keeps getting bigger and better. The tradition has lasted over the years and many Belizeans has enjoyed the event.
e said…/ But nothing will stopped the 2017 event. This years event will take place at the peoples Stadium in Orange Walk, Belize. This years event everyone will  gather on for the opening night which usually commence at 7pm. Throughout the weekend games like volleyball, Baseball, football was is an all day thing on Saturday and Sunday.
Then, on Sunday,  Things commence at…


Air Canada gets green light for flights to Belize

Canadian regulators have approved a request by Air Canada to operate flights between Canada and Belize, according to Canadian Transportation Agency documents.

The documents do not specify routes or a start date, and Air Canada did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

The approval applies to Air Canada, Air Canada Cargo and the company's low-fare Rouge unit.

Air Canada has not served Belize since at least 2005, the earliest available year of FlightGlobal schedules data.

WestJet, however, launched its first Belize flight – between Toronto and Belize City – in October 2016. WestJet will operate that route seasonally through April, schedule data shows.

No more Guatemala and Dispute over Belize; Belize is for Belize

For centuries the question of the Belize/Guatemala territorial issue has hampered and stunted economic growth and development in Belize and retarded commercial relations between these two countries. A concerted effort has been made in the past to improve and normalize relations through diplomatic channels and negotiations.
Initially, these efforts were solely the work of the United Kingdom, the colonial power excercing defacto sovereignty over the territory of Belize which Guatemala claimed. Later on though, in the period after Belizean self-government, and especially since the early and mid-1970's, home-grown Belizean leaders played a critical role in shaping and promoting their country's interests in the controversy. The transition from colonial to local leadership, and the change in objectives from Imperial satisfaction to the pursuit of national sovereignty, was an important one. We shall therefore see, when we come to look at the strategy used by the Belizean leaders in …

In Belize, local stewardship key to marine conservation

In the run up to the Ocean Conference in June, this blog series explores issues related to oceans, seas, marine resources and the implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 14, “Life below water”.
The reef was in plain sight, a majestic view with sandy white beaches surrounding cayes with magnificent frigate birds and booby birds flying overhead at Halfmoon Caye Natural Monument. I was eager to put on my diving gear and see the wonders of the 186-mile-long Belize Barrier Reef, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Colorful coral reefs, whale sharks, turtles, and hundreds of cubera snappers aggregating three days before full moon at the Gladden Spit Spawning Aggregation Site in Belize.  It was May 2002, and I was participating along with a research team to collect data on Nassau Grouper abundance and distribution which would inform the declaration of eleven Nassau Grouper Spawning Aggregation Sites.
Our ocean is rich in biodiversity and is a crucial carbon sink. Coastal wetlands, mangrove…

Aly Raisman had the most awkward experience ever this weekend while visiting Belize

Olympic gold medalist Aly Raisman was having a relaxing weekend in picturesque Belize with her family when the unthinkable happened on Saturday morning. While having breakfast with her dad, a waitress asked the most awkward question imaginable to a father and daughter.

She asked if they were on their honeymoon.

Then, somehow, it got worse. I'll just let you read the tweet Raisman posted on Twitter about the incident:

 Alexandra Raisman ✔ @Aly_Raisman
Breakfast with dad & a lady asks if we're on our honeymoon then asks how much weight I've gained since Olympics. Hope ur Sat is less awkward
3:36 PM - 22 Apr 2017
  673 673 Retweets   8,887 8,887 likes

What a horrible way to start a day. If you thought you had a bad weekend, hopefully this will make it seem slightly better.