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Simone Biles is back in Belize with a group of friends

A famous Belizean/American Gymnastic is back in Belize vacationing with her group of friends. She had been tweeting on Twitter  Simone Biles Twitter in Belize  In the photos shown below shows that she was enjoying herself along with her friends. They all went snorkeling, and swimming by the reef touching starfish and viewing the lemon sharks.   Simone Arianne Biles is an American artistic gymnast. Biles is the 2016 Olympic individual all-around, vault and floor gold medalist. She was part of the gold medal-winning team dubbed the "Final Five" at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.
 She also won the bronze medal for the balance beam during the Olympics. Biles is a three-time world all-around champion (2013–15), three-time world floor champion (2013–15), two-time world balance beam champion (2014, 2015), four-time United States national all-around champion (2013–16), and a member of the gold medal-winning American teams at the 2014 and 2015 World Artistic Gymnastics C…

Peruvian Ambassador presents credentials in Belize

Belmopan (Belize), Jun. 14. Peruvian Ambassador Jorge Roman Morey presented his credentials to Belizean Governor-General Sir Colville Young, the Andean country’s Foreign Affairs Ministry reported.
The event took place during a special ceremony held in Belmopan on June 5.
Such credentials recognize the designation of Roman as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Peru to the Central American nation.
It must be noted Mr. Roman currently serves as Peru's top representative to El Salvador, while based in San Salvador. 
After extending President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski's greetings to the Belizean governor-general, the diplomat expressed his government's willingness to boost bilateral relations.
Afterwards, the Peruvian Ambassador met with other Belizean authorities and businesspeople.
The gatherings were aimed at addressing bilateral matters and implementing mechanisms to strengthen ties existing between both nations. 

Open Lobster Season What's happening around (Open Season of the Lobsterfest 2017)

It’s been almost four months since the lobster season was closed to allow the spiny lobster populations to Reproduce. The opening of Belize's Lobster Season Opened Today June 15, 2017 at El Divino, and it will continue with a grand block party on Saturday, June 25th. And, you what that means: Lobsterfest Time! Book your flights early at as this year's events promise to be even bigger and better in destinations like San Pedro, Caye Caulker, Placencia and Corozal!

Do not forget to book to your seat at the Chef's Table, 14 seats left! There's also lots of seats available for our regular menu which includes a variety of lobster dishes which requires no reservations! FRIDAY 16TH JUNE 2017!

Don't Miss out on this years LobsterFest! Remember on the 16th June Night's Event, a thre…

Belize Sugar Cane Farmers Association (BSCFA) and Belize Sugar Industries (BSI) on Agreement Regarding Loss of Molasses

The Belize Sugar Cane Farmers Association (BSCFA) and the Belize Sugar Industries (BSI) have finalized an agreement, eleven months after the industry suffered a loss of molasses. the following is the press release issued this morning.
Agreed Press Release From the Belize Sugar Cane Farmers Association (BSCFA) and Belize Sugar Industries (BSI) on Agreement Regarding Loss of Molasses Due to Maillard Reaction
The Belize Sugar Cane Farmers Association (BSCF) and Belize Sugar Industries Ltd (BSI) are pleased to announce that an amicable agreement has been arrived at concerning the loss of molasses due to Maillard Reaction, a chemical reaction occurrence which was the first such reaction recorded in Belize.
In July 2016 BSI reported that there was a loss of 3,900 tons of molasses due to the Maillard Reaction and after recovering some the total losses were reduced to 2,601 tons.
The BSCFA submitted a claim for payment of its share of revenues and BSI agreed to compensate BSCFA’s members in the a…

Insights guide about Belize

About Belize  Insight Guides, the world's largest visual travel guide series, in association with Discovery Channel, the world's premier source of nonfiction entertainment, provides more insight than ever. From the most popular resort cities to the most exotic villages, Insight Guides capture the unique character of each culture with an insider's perspective. Inside every Insight Guide you'll find: .Evocative, full-colour photography on every page .Cross-referenced, full-colour maps throughout .A brief introduction including a historical timeline .Lively, essays by local writers on the culture, history, and people .Expert evaluations on the sights really worth seeing .Special features spotlighting particular topics of interest .A comprehensive Travel Tips section with listings of the best restaurants, hotels, and attractions, as well as practical information on getting around and advice for travel with children.

Toledo Ecotourism Association Visit the picturesque Maya v…

Texas Water Safari Canoe race: Belize win's the race at the Texas Water safari

The Texas Water Safari is a boat race down waterways from San Marcos, Texas, to Seadrift, Texas. The total distance traveled is 262 miles. Racers must take all equipment needed with them, receiving only medical supplies, water and ice along the way. The primary requirement is a boat powered only by human muscle. The event was first held in 1963, and is run annually. The race begins on the second Saturday of June of each year, barring bad weather. In 1962 Frank Brown and Bill "Big Willie" George navigated from San Marcos to Corpus Christi without a motor. In 1963 they created the Texas Water Safari which would become an annual race. Course.
The course includes natural rivers like the San Marcos, with rapids and dams. Most boats destroyed on the course are lost in the upper river. The San Marcos River converges with the Guadalupe River and becomes wider and slower. The main dangers in the middle river are sweepers, downed trees, logjams and dams. Near the end of the course the…

BTB hosts first Virtual Trade Expo

Belize City, Monday, June 12th, 2017: For the first time in history, the Belize Tourism Board (BTB) will host a live Virtual Expo on 29th – 30th June, 2017 at the Biltmore Plaza Hotel in Belize City with the aim of giving local tourism service providers an opportunity to meet "virtually" with key representatives of the international travel trade.
The Expo is targeting travel agents, tour operators and wholesalers originating from Belize’s major tourism markets, namely North America, Europe, South America and Central America. Other industry partners such as international associations, Meetings, Incentives, Conferences, and Events (MICE) agencies, press and other industry professionals have also been invited to attend.
The theme for the Expo is Discover the Best of Belize’s Jungle and Beach. It will be a live event that will take place in an online environment. The Expo is equivalent to a conventional trade show, except suppliers and buyers connect with each other via the interne…

While it is never easy to balance tourism with conservation, the small Central American country has long recognized that ignoring the latter means betraying the former.

Thirty-six percent of Belize’s landmass enjoys protected status. Thirteen percent of its waters, including vast portions of the world’s second largest coral reef system, are protected as well.
With tourism being one of the country’s top sources of revenue, Belize’s livelihood depends on nature. And while it is never easy to balance tourism growth with environmental preservation, the small Central American country has long recognized that ignoring the latter means betraying the former.
Since the 1980s, the government has encouraged Belizeans to be stakeholders in their own tourism industry, occasionally supporting community-based projects, according to the travel book Insight Guides Belize. Because residents have a vested interest in protecting their own communities and environment, they are the natural leaders of the ecotourism charge.
In Punta Gorda, Belize’s southernmost town and capital of the Toledo District, Mayan and Garifuna villagers started building guesthouses from availabl…

The clock is already ticking on the 2026 World Cup bid.

Canadian soccer officials, along with their U.S. and Mexican partners, will find out in August whether they face competition to host the FIFA men's showcase. Guidelines for the bid will be sent soon after that and the CONCACAF group will have to submit its proposal next March.
FIFA hopes to have its decision next June.
The deadline to submit bids is Aug. 11. The hope is CONCACAF, which covers North and Central America and the Caribbean, will be left alone to carry the 2026 torch.

"I think it's a very compelling bid," said Steven Reed, who was elected president of the Canadian Soccer Association in May.
Reed says the CONCACAF bid group has already formed its bid committee board of directors with six members from U.S. Soccer and two each from Canada and Mexico, as well as CONCACAF president Victor Montagliani, a former CSA president.
"The process is starting and it's going to be a tough slog for the next 11 months," said Reed. "There's so much to…

PRESS RELEASE: CTO helps strengthen business performance and competitiveness of tourism enterprises

As part of an on-going partnership with the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) and its Hospitality Assured (HA) certification programme, the European Union under its Competitiveness of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (COSME) programme last month hosted an HA Business Advisor Training Workshop at the Curaçao Chamber of Commerce in Punda, Williemstaad, Curaçao. Participants came from the Curaçao Tourist Board, the Curacao Innovation & Technology Institute; and Creating Milestones, a management solutions company.
The main objectives of the workshop were:
· To provide participants with an overview of the HA standards and processes and awareness of the Business Excellence framework;
· To enable participants to manage and advise on the HA processes for client organisations which will enable these organisations to progress on their journey to excellence and to obtain HA certification; · To provide participants with a knowledge and understanding of the evidence requirements of Hospit…