I just read an article online that makes mention that real estate sales in Belize increased due to all the John McAfee publicity that out country received from the antics of the former software mogul. Did all of McAfee’s antics in Belize help with real estate sales? One real estate agent from the mainland does think so.
When San Pedro Town Mayor, Daniel Guerrero, hinted about the idea to make some changes to the way that Carnaval in San Pedro was celebrated, many residents raised their voices in protest.
I got the opportunity to gather with fellow journalists from across the Central American region this week at an international seminar that dealt with tourism and the role of the media in reporting tourism-centered news/features and also how the media can properly manage reporting during times of crisis to minimize the effects on a country’s tourism industry.
THE party town of Belize that never seems to sleep would most definitely be San Pedro, known for its great bars, live entertainment and parties that go on until the sun comes up - One such party that nobody should miss out is ringing in the New Year.
This picture shows the reality of a San Pedro resident who got beaten up by a Police Officer who clearly abused her power of authority. What makes matters worse is that the police officers involved in this case of abuse were allegedly off duty, without their uniform and drinking at a local bar.
Was sent this great infographic about how our environment is paying for our everyday use of plastics and I thought it would be great to share with my readers. Hope it changes your mind and sheds some more light on the issue of protecting Mother Earth:
Word of Belize, particularly San Pedro, has likely reached all the corners of the world this week, but it is not probably the best publicity that we have expected, or want for our beloved country.
On Friday, November 2, 2012, the staff of Tranquility Bay Resort, located 12 miles in North Ambergris, rescued a tourist who had ventured into the bush as he explored the area on golf cart looking for the island’s ‘Turtleman”. He ended up getting lost and spending the night in the island wilderness, suffering from hypertension, exhaustion, insect bites and dehydration.
It’s been going on for a while now – major newspapers and magazines from around the world making the switch from their print editions to online publishing. It is not necessarily a trend but a necessity, a need of demand and supply. With social media dominating how fast information is spreading, media houses have to adapt to provide the fastest information possible.
The days of the Jane Fonda workout are long gone and I discovered that the hard way as I found myself extremely sore from head to toe for about four days with very limited use of my legs and all because I had to open my big mouth.
Oh how I love September Celebrations in Belize, especially the Independence Day Parade in San Pedro. It is an amazing feeling how we all are out there celebrating one thing – our identity as Belizeans. It is one thing to view the parade from your home or on the street side, but nothing beats being a part of the parade and dancing for your enjoyment and that of everybody!
As a result of discussions on patriotism, lately there have been many questions surrounding the official image of the flag of Belize. Questions have asked on the coat of arms, the size of the round white center piece, and the real blue color that makes up the largest part of the Belize flag.
I have to give much props to Saga Humane Society for their quick response during a kitty emergency I just recently had. Get this! Midway through my drive to meet up with friends I heard the cry of a kitten coming from within the vehicle. To my surprise a very skinny and weak little kitten was trapped underneath my car somewhere within the chassis and moving parts of the steering mechanism.
I have always heard that Orange Walk Town has the best tacos in Belize. My friends rave about them, I keep seeing posts on Facebook about how great they are and everybody who makes their way through the town seems to make a mandatory stop for tacos! I, for one, had only heard about the delicious Orange Walk tacos until a few weeks ago when I had them for the first time.
At the 20th Annual Costa Maya Festival opening ceremonies this past week, committee member Milo Paz gave the entire public of San Pedro and Belize a Wake Up Call. “Costa Maya is not about us and profits for the committee,” said Milo Paz. “It is about the entire community and how it participates.
Belikin Beer is doing something good - being innovative and creative by brewing seasonal craft beer and giving its customers something tasty, flavorful and FUN! It is definitely something new for the company to be producing newer beer flavor blends and at a more frequent pace. There is more talk about Belikin and its signature flavor of Belizean Beer which is known the world over.
Came across this interesting Infographic that gives much information on the status of our oceans and how our human practices are contributing to the pollution of the Earth's water resources and affecting the many different species of animals that live in it. A large amount of the garbage that we produce ends up in the oceans we swim in, feed from and live by.
With the amount of lobsters rolled out during the three lobster festivals at the opening of the season I wondered if there was going to be enough for the rest of the season. Yes, the three giant lobster festivals of Belize have concluded, but that does not mean that it is the end of lobster in your plate!
The sun peeks through the white-chalked horizon that is continuously erased and drawnThe first frigate bird sails majestically in the sky where no kite can ever reach itJust a black grain in the sky. The roar of the reef complements the sound of the waves breaking on the beachThe crabs play the game of “tag” with the waves
I cannot remember the last time I went into the sea, to swim or snorkel. And no, I do not know how to scuba dive, although it’s something everybody is surprised to hear. “You are from the island and you do not know how to dive?” is all I hear from others who do not live here. I know! I’m getting around to it, promise.