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Belize rejects IMF recommendation for increased taxes

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BELMOPAN, Belize (CMC) — The Belize government says it has no intention of implementing a recommendation by the International Monetary Fund for the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) country to increase the General Sales Tax (GST) to 15 per cent.
An IMF delegation recently ended a two-week visit here indicating that it expects the Belizean economy to return to positive growth in 2017.
The Washington-based financial institution however said public debt remains elevated, despite the cash flow relief and the gain from the recent debt restructuring agreement with private external bondholders and the current account deficit is sizable.
“While the tightening of the fiscal stance in the context of the 2017-18 budget is welcome, in the view of the team, further fiscal consolidation is necessary to mitigate risks and put public debt on a clear downward path, and to facilitate external adjustment.
“Withdrawal of Correspondent Banking Relationships (CBRs) and low capital buffers in a major bank rema…

Mr Belize "Rigo Vellos" to give Scholarship's to Primary School Students

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To all Corozal  Primary School living in Corozal, If you are attending primary School or Secondary School you may be able to benefit from a tuition scholarship by Mr. Belize Body Builder, Rigo Vellos.  Rigo Vellos is a body Builder who has been around Belize competing on Body Builder Fitness Club. He now own's his Gym in Corozal called "Spartan".  As stated by Rigo Vellos, Going ahead with his fitness club, Spartan Fitness Club, the scholarships have become a true reality. “At the moment we are providing 4 Primary School and 1 High School tuition scholarships, which will be academic-driven and community-service based. Successful applicants will be required to keep good grades and give back to our community while having the support and assistance to a number of organisations that can benefit from volunteer work,” he posted to Facebook. Applications can be picked up at Spartan Fitness Gym located at 4th Avenue in Corozal Town or can be requested by email at westsider30@yahoo.…

Why visit the Marco gonzalez Mayan Site in San Pedro Ambergris Caye

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Marco Gonzalez Mayan site dates back from 100BC. It is located five miles south of San Pedro small area south of Laguna de Boca Chica.  Today San Marco Gonzalez is recognized from visitors around the world and on an 8 acres on a small area of elevated terrain. Over 2,000 years ago it could have been more noticeable from the evidence of the Maya that came to the island.

 Their are 19 Maya sites that are recognized in San Pedro Ambergris Caye but no dedicated attempts had been made to preserve any of them. Their the water rises approximately 2 feet and is surrounded of swamp here in Marco Gonzalez site.. to learn more visit : www.marcogonzalezmayasite.com

On Saturday June 21st the public of San Pedro where invited to join the San Marco Gonzalez Ancient Maya Ceremony at 10am. Through swamp, through jungle, through the palms view up above the site is very evidence of natural soil and from different kinds of animals and pottery on the land when you enter the site. each step is like going b…

San Pedro Lobster fest Block Party 2017 will be held on June 24th, 2017

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San Pedro Lobsterfest The San Pedro Business Association present… The 11th annual San Pedro Lobster Festival kicking off on It commenced on Thursday, June 15th, 2017! And, it is Voted #1 Festival in Belize! The San Pedro Lobster Festival is an annual event that celebrates the reopening of lobster season in Belize.  The first festival was held in 2007 with a week of nightly events leading up to one epic block party.  Over the past 10 years the festival has evolved into a 10 day festival filled with over 20 great activities and incredible lobster themed foods!


Catch us once again at the San Pedro Lobster Festival Block Party this Saturday June 24th,2017! As always it promises to be a great show! So bring your dancing feet and lets meet up at the Block Party! See you there! Each guest attending the Lobster Crawl is given a Lobster Festival “Passport”. In the passport there is a page for each of the day and night Lobster Festival events; for each page that guests get stamped by the parti…

TOONE Masehualoon is now recognized by the Government

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The organization Toone Masehualoon is a NGO (nongovernmental organization) in Belize Central America. It is organized to preserve and to promote the rich maya culture in northern Belize by focusing on the rescue and preservation of the Yucatec Maya language, the maya culture, spirituality, traditions, dances and ancient story telling. The aim is to recapture and embrace once more the pride and distinction of being of maya heritage and ancestry in beautiful Belize.
Directors of this group are: President: Ms Adela Pederson, Vice President Mr Roy Rodriguez Sr., Treasurer: Mr Faustino Yam and Secretary: Mr Adan Palomo. Active members: Dr Barbosa, Michelle Guevara and Aracelie. Thank you for your dedication and support to this vital cause. Yuumbotic.
Together we accomplished much.
In la kech a la keen. The Maya Pax group singing in Maya at Chunux RC school. Corozal District . Belize.  Senor Roy Rodriguez Sr.. Senora Adela Pederson. Senor Faustino Yam. Senor Adan Palomo. Miss Michelle Guev…

Come visit Belize: BelizeIt!

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Because Belize uses English as its official language, the country makes an ideal first foray into Central America. It is a microcosm of the entire region, with Mayan ruins, unspoiled tropical forests containing a wealth of birdlife and white-sand beaches protected by the second-longest coral reef in the world.

It would certainly be possible to have a delightful vacation focusing on just one of these attractions, but since Belize is so compact and travel within the country is simple and relatively inexpensive, I recommend staying in three or four contrasting resorts.

Tropic Air, the principal local airline, uses light airplanes to reach most destinations of interest to travelers. Checking in and boarding is quick and painless. Outside Belize City, it’s unnecessary to arrive at the airport more than 30 minutes in advance of takeoff, and there’s no need to fuss with liquids or remove metal jewelry.

Lamanai ruins

The Lamanai ruins are one of the oldest continuously occupied Maya sites in…

San Ignacio Hotel celebrates 40 years of service in Belize

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San Ignacio Resort Hotel, a luxury property in San Ignacio, Belize, is celebrating 40 years of hospitality in the Central American country with renovations to its property and hospitality options. The 26-room hotel, the only San Ignacio hotel actually located in the jungle itself, has completed a major remodeling that includes the addition of two new suites with in-suite Jacuzzis. Other additions include a revamped lobby, formal dining room, expanded outdoor seating area and renovations to the existing suites.
The suites allow guests views of the rainforest and are furnished with local art and other furnishings crafted by Belizean artisans and fashioned from local hardwood and mahogany. The San Ignacio’s Green Iguana Conservation Project educates guests via an interactive exhibit about the local reptile, and guests can also learn more about the nearby rainforest on medicinal tours across the privately owned grounds. There guides educate visitors on the natural healing techniques used b…

10 Reasons Why You Should Visit Belize

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1.)Belize is the only English Speaking Country in Central America
Belize is a diverse society with many cultures and languages (Creole and Spanish are widely spoken) however English is the official language, making it easy for travelers to get around.
2.)Belizean food is tasty and succulent
The food in Belize is as diverse as its population and consists of a vast array of elements from the different ethnic groups like the Garifuna, Maya, Mestizo, East Indian and Creole. Some of the top must eats are: Rice and Beans, Fry Jacks, Johnny Cakes, Stew Chicken, Gibnut, Escabeche, Tamales, Hudut, and Fish Sere.
3.)The weather in Belize is warm and comfortable all year round
The average yearly temperature is 84° F (29°C), which means that it is pretty much near perfect all year round. In addition the intact jungle and rain forests provide relief in the hot summer months, while winter can be cool but never very cold.
4.)Belize has a potpourri of wonderful islands
There are more than 200 island…

Lesson's about the Ecosystem in Belize

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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…

10 interesting fun facts to know about Belize

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Did you know that Belize is the only country in Central America where the official language is English? Other languages spoken are Creole (Kriol), Spanish, Garifuna, and Mayan. My mother-in-law actually speaks Garifuna, and part of my daughters middle name comes from her language: Ibari meaning granddaughter. Garifuna is the only African language still spoken in the Western Hemisphere. Most people in Belize speak 2 to 3 languages (they are multilingual).
Belize has the 2nd largest Barrier Reef in the world – the MesoAmerican Barrier Reef System. It is also known as the Great Mayan Reef.  The first is the Great Barrier Reef in Queensland, Australia. It, like the Great Barrier Reef, are in danger of disappearing because of tourism, overfishing, and global warming. We must work together to save these amazing features of our planet Earth.
The Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary, the world’s first Jaguar Reserve, is in Belize. It is about 150 square miles and not only is home to majestic j…