Belize

Country Belize
Capital Belmopan
Continent North America(Central America)
Currency Belize dollar(BZD)
Languages English, Kriol, Spanish, Garifuna, Maya(Kek'Chi), Maya(Mopan),Maya(Yucatec),Plautdietsch & Cantonese

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Belize was the site of several Mayan city states until their decline at the end of the first millennium A.D. The British and Spanish disputed the region in the 17th and 18th centuries; it formally became the colony of British Honduras in 1854. Territorial disputes between the UK and Guatemala delayed the independence of Belize until 1981. Guatemala refused to recognize the new nation until 1992 and the two countries are involved in an ongoing border dispute. Guatemala and Belize are gearing up for a simultaneous referendum to determine if this dispute will go before the International Court of Justice at The Hague. Tourism has become the mainstay of the economy. Current concerns include an unsustainable foreign debt, high unemployment, growing involvement in the South American drug trade, high crime rates, and increasing incidences of HIV/AIDS.

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Belize - Wikipedia
Belize - CIA World Fact Book
Belize - BBC
Belize - Timeline - BBC

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Belize and Cuba establish closer ties - Breaking Belize News (blog)

Breaking Belize News (blog)

Belize and Cuba establish closer ties
Breaking Belize News (blog)
By BBN Staff: Belize and Cuba will establish closer ties in the months ahead, Minister of State for Economic Development, Oil, Investment and Trade Tracy Taegar-Panton assured Cuban Ambassador Lissette Perez during a meeting on Monday.



Putting A Target On Cyberbullying - Channel 7 Daily News

Channel 7 Daily News

Putting A Target On Cyberbullying
Channel 7 Daily News
So far, Belize, does not have any concrete legislation to protect people from cyber crime, but as need grows, different organizations and governmental entities are working to change that. Today the Ministry of Education hosted a workshop to develop and ...
A school manual to fight cyberbullyingchannel5belize

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Belize~ Tribute to Richard Merrill - Breaking Belize News (blog)

Breaking Belize News (blog)

Belize~ Tribute to Richard Merrill
Breaking Belize News (blog)
By Richard Harrison: Richard Merrill was Belize's very own “Harry Carey” of everything Belizean on radio….having been for many years like the morning coffee of sporting, environmental and cultural activities throughout Belize…a cheer leader….a ...



BDF's Chopper Pilots Ready - Channel 7 Daily News

Channel 7 Daily News

BDF's Chopper Pilots Ready
Channel 7 Daily News
Last year in September, we showed you how the BDF's Pilots were getting training to fly the 3 Helicopters that they currently own. They are preparing to provide the Belize military with their own air support, and the BDF announced today that the ...



Ocean experts test new cruise-ship goggles in Belize - Breaking Belize News (blog)

Breaking Belize News (blog)

Ocean experts test new cruise-ship goggles in Belize
Breaking Belize News (blog)
By BBN Staff: Royal Caribbean, which brings cruise-ships to Belize weekly, has partnered with Snapchat to provide cruise passengers with waterproof cameras that will allow them the opportunity to capture stunning underwater images while on vacation.
Royal Caribbean's New Waterproof Snapchat Spectacles Will Let Users Snap UnderwaterForbes
ROYAL CARIBBEAN BRINGS UNDERWATER ADVENTURES TO LIFE WITH FIRST-OF-ITS-KIND SNAPCHAT ...Royal Caribbean Press Center

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Forbes: Highest paid celebs make more than Belize, Liberia and Gambia combined - Breaking Belize News (blog)

Breaking Belize News (blog)

Forbes: Highest paid celebs make more than Belize, Liberia and Gambia combined
Breaking Belize News (blog)
By BBN Staff: Forbes Magazine, the American business and finance focused publication, in its latest list of the world's highest paid celebrities estimated that the top 100 celebrities on the list raked in more than the combined GDP of Belize, Liberia ...



Belize: Remembering Mr. Peters' Boom and Chime Band - HuffPost

HuffPost

Belize: Remembering Mr. Peters' Boom and Chime Band
HuffPost
Not too long ago there were “boom and chime” bands all over Belize, a speck on the Central American map just below Mexico. If you were lucky enough to get down there before 2010 you likely heard the country's top boom band, led by the iconic ...



Football Strategic Plan On Hold - Channel 7 Daily News

Channel 7 Daily News

Football Strategic Plan On Hold
Channel 7 Daily News
As we showed you last night, the Football Federation of Belize is again in disarray after they had to abort their congress on Sunday. That Congress was supposed to elect a new president and it failed - the second congress in a row where that has happened.



Belikin, One More Beer Being Brewed - Channel 7 Daily News

Channel 7 Daily News

Belikin, One More Beer Being Brewed
Channel 7 Daily News
Ask anyone sober or drunk and they'll tell you there's no shortage of beer offerings at the corner store or at bars and nightclub's. But the folks at the Belikin Brewery - who already bottle 6 beers - think there's a market niche that hasn't been ...
Belikin launches new light beerBreaking Belize News (blog)

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Car Their Caught, But Stolen Car Still Missing - Channel 7 Daily News

Channel 7 Daily News

Car Their Caught, But Stolen Car Still Missing
Channel 7 Daily News
Tonight a desperate Belize City car owner is asking for your help to recover her 2008 Saturn Vue. Here's how it was stolen: the owner Linda Turner was at the Sit and Sip bar on Saturday morning. Now, according to court reports, she didn't have a key ...