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 - CIA World Fact Book
Belize - BBC
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Belize Is Postponing Its Tourism Reopening Caribbean Journal - Caribbean JournalBelize Is Postponing Its Tourism Reopening Caribbean Journal  Caribbean Journal

Belize Suspends Border Reopening After COVID-19 Cases Surge - TravelPulseBelize Suspends Border Reopening After COVID-19 Cases Surge  TravelPulse

Belize : Technical Assistance Report-Public Investment Management Assessment - International Monetary FundBelize : Technical Assistance Report-Public Investment Management Assessment  International Monetary Fund

Belize delays airport reopening, unveils mandatory health app for entry - TravelweekBelize delays airport reopening, unveils mandatory health app for entry  Travelweek

Belize adds another jewel in its crown as leader in ocean conservation - Environmental Defense FundBelize adds another jewel in its crown as leader in ocean conservation  Environmental Defense Fund

A jaguar nicknamed “Short-Tail” the first known to cross between Belize and Guatemala - Mongabay.comA jaguar nicknamed “Short-Tail” the first known to cross between Belize and Guatemala  Mongabay.com

Employee of Belize Electricity Limited tests positive for COVID-19 - Breaking Belize NewsEmployee of Belize Electricity Limited tests positive for COVID-19  Breaking Belize News

2 more months of SOE for Southside Belize City - Amandala2 more months of SOE for Southside Belize City  Amandala

Belize Private Island Cayo Espanto to Reopen August 15 - Luxury Travel AdvisorBelize Private Island Cayo Espanto to Reopen August 15  Luxury Travel Advisor

The Best Mayan Ruins in Belize - Fodor's TravelThe Best Mayan Ruins in Belize  Fodor's Travel

Ask Amy: My fiancee says I can’t spend winters in Belize without her - The Mercury NewsAsk Amy: My fiancee says I can’t spend winters in Belize without her  The Mercury News

Belize Announces Commencement of Consent Solicitation - PRNewswireBelize Announces Commencement of Consent Solicitation  PRNewswire

GAR Article: Belize threatened over port nationalisation plan - GARGAR Article: Belize threatened over port nationalisation plan  GAR

Belize Government Moving to Impose Stricter Measures to Deal with COVID-19 - caribbeannationalweekly.comBelize Government Moving to Impose Stricter Measures to Deal with COVID-19  caribbeannationalweekly.com

Belize moving to impose stricter COVID-19 measures, laws - Jamaica GleanerBelize moving to impose stricter COVID-19 measures, laws  Jamaica Gleaner

How United States and UNICEF are assisting Belize's COVID-19 response - Breaking Belize NewsHow United States and UNICEF are assisting Belize's COVID-19 response  Breaking Belize News

Belize Shows How Healthy Mangroves Can Help Countries Mitigate, Adapt to Climate Change - The Pew Charitable TrustsBelize Shows How Healthy Mangroves Can Help Countries Mitigate, Adapt to Climate Change  The Pew Charitable Trusts

ASK THE EXPERTS PRIMETIME: Rest of Belize restricted by curfew - Breaking Belize NewsASK THE EXPERTS PRIMETIME: Rest of Belize restricted by curfew  Breaking Belize News

Belize monitors 80 active cases of COVID-19 - Breaking Belize NewsBelize monitors 80 active cases of COVID-19  Breaking Belize News

How to make the most of your trip to Belize - Travel Daily News InternationalHow to make the most of your trip to Belize  Travel Daily News International

Operation Blue Lightning: Coast Guard moves against intruders into Belizean territory - Breaking Belize NewsOperation Blue Lightning: Coast Guard moves against intruders into Belizean territory  Breaking Belize News

More virus cases in Trinidad, Jamaica, Belize, Haiti | New York Carib News - NYCaribNewsMore virus cases in Trinidad, Jamaica, Belize, Haiti | New York Carib News  NYCaribNews

FROM BELIZE, WITH LOVE! - AmandalaFROM BELIZE, WITH LOVE!  Amandala

Phase Three of Belize Reopening Begins Aug. 15 - TravelPulse CanadaPhase Three of Belize Reopening Begins Aug. 15  TravelPulse Canada

Belizean ownership of businesses = more foreign reserves - AmandalaBelizean ownership of businesses = more foreign reserves  Amandala

Nine COVID-19 cases detected in Belize over the weekend, 3 have no travel history - Breaking Belize NewsNine COVID-19 cases detected in Belize over the weekend, 3 have no travel history  Breaking Belize News

Belize Details Its Reopening Strategy - TravelPulseBelize Details Its Reopening Strategy  TravelPulse

Why Cayo Is The Best Place to Buy Belize Real Estate - Breaking Belize NewsWhy Cayo Is The Best Place to Buy Belize Real Estate  Breaking Belize News

For Belize, let's do it! - AmandalaFor Belize, let's do it!  Amandala

American came to Belize on a private flight and attended possible "super spreader" event - Breaking Belize NewsAmerican came to Belize on a private flight and attended possible "super spreader" event  Breaking Belize News

Belizean-American businessman to donate laser thermometers to primary and high schools in San Ignacio & Santa Elena - Breaking Belize NewsBelizean-American businessman to donate laser thermometers to primary and high schools in San Ignacio & Santa Elena  Breaking Belize News

Belize monitors 39 active cases of COVID-19 - Breaking Belize NewsBelize monitors 39 active cases of COVID-19  Breaking Belize News

BREAKING: Belize registers 28 new cases of COVID-19, confirmed cases now at 114 - Breaking Belize NewsBREAKING: Belize registers 28 new cases of COVID-19, confirmed cases now at 114  Breaking Belize News

Slavery and the Oligarchical System – Belize - Breaking Belize NewsSlavery and the Oligarchical System – Belize  Breaking Belize News

A record 15 new cases of COVID-19 identified in Belize - Breaking Belize NewsA record 15 new cases of COVID-19 identified in Belize  Breaking Belize News

Belize's Economic Recovery Strategy - Breaking Belize NewsBelize's Economic Recovery Strategy  Breaking Belize News

State of Emergency declared for Southside Belize City - AmandalaState of Emergency declared for Southside Belize City  Amandala

No new COVID-19 case detected in Belize - Breaking Belize NewsNo new COVID-19 case detected in Belize  Breaking Belize News

Police find body of missing woman in shallow grave - Breaking Belize NewsPolice find body of missing woman in shallow grave  Breaking Belize News

Shyne Barrow comments on Garinagu persecution in Honduras - Breaking Belize NewsShyne Barrow comments on Garinagu persecution in Honduras  Breaking Belize News

ASK THE EXPERTS: Several new cases of COVID-19 confirmed including health workers and police - Breaking Belize NewsASK THE EXPERTS: Several new cases of COVID-19 confirmed including health workers and police  Breaking Belize News

Belize Chamber severely criticizes GOB over questionable contracts - AmandalaBelize Chamber severely criticizes GOB over questionable contracts  Amandala

38 new COVID-19 cases identified in 5 days in Belize - Did we drop our guard? - Breaking Belize News38 new COVID-19 cases identified in 5 days in Belize - Did we drop our guard?  Breaking Belize News

Belize's amended labor laws made it easy for Port to fire its workers - AmandalaBelize's amended labor laws made it easy for Port to fire its workers  Amandala

Government of Belize discouraging international travel for public officers - Breaking Belize NewsGovernment of Belize discouraging international travel for public officers  Breaking Belize News

As Belize Tourism Looks Towards Reopening, New Health and Safety Protocols Are Front and Centre - PR WebAs Belize Tourism Looks Towards Reopening, New Health and Safety Protocols Are Front and Centre  PR Web

Nurses concerned of COVID-19 exposure, lack of quarantine quarters - Breaking Belize NewsNurses concerned of COVID-19 exposure, lack of quarantine quarters  Breaking Belize News

Belize tour operators issued new health and safety protocols Read more / Skip - eTurboNews | Trends | Travel NewsBelize tour operators issued new health and safety protocols Read more / Skip  eTurboNews | Trends | Travel News

Former SC lieutenant governor, Trump supporter Andre Bauer named ambassador to Belize - Charleston Post CourierFormer SC lieutenant governor, Trump supporter Andre Bauer named ambassador to Belize  Charleston Post Courier

University of Belize says no confirmed case of COVID-19 among staff - Breaking Belize NewsUniversity of Belize says no confirmed case of COVID-19 among staff  Breaking Belize News

Organization of American States mourns death of officer that worked in Belize-Guatemala Adjacency Zone - Breaking Belize NewsOrganization of American States mourns death of officer that worked in Belize-Guatemala Adjacency Zone  Breaking Belize News

The Complexity of Race and Ethnicity in Belize and the Relevance of Reparations - AmandalaThe Complexity of Race and Ethnicity in Belize and the Relevance of Reparations  Amandala

TRAIL OF TEARS & SADNESS! BELIZE'S WWII BRITISH WEST INDIAN WORKERS! BRITISH HONDURAN MEN IN SERVICE TO QUEEN & COUNTRY! - AmandalaTRAIL OF TEARS & SADNESS! BELIZE'S WWII BRITISH WEST INDIAN WORKERS! BRITISH HONDURAN MEN IN SERVICE TO QUEEN & COUNTRY!  Amandala

Pres. Trump nominates former SC lieutenant governor as Belize ambassador - ABC NEWS 4Pres. Trump nominates former SC lieutenant governor as Belize ambassador  ABC NEWS 4

BELIZE'S NATIONAL ANTHEM IS DISCRIMINATORY - AmandalaBELIZE'S NATIONAL ANTHEM IS DISCRIMINATORY  Amandala

Tripadvisor names Belize's Coco Plum Island Resort the most romantic destination in the world - Breaking Belize NewsTripadvisor names Belize's Coco Plum Island Resort the most romantic destination in the world  Breaking Belize News

Belize May Implement Legislation to Ensure COVID Protocols are Followed - caribbeannationalweekly.comBelize May Implement Legislation to Ensure COVID Protocols are Followed  caribbeannationalweekly.com

"Government has considered nationalizing Port of Belize," says Prime Minister - Breaking Belize News"Government has considered nationalizing Port of Belize," says Prime Minister  Breaking Belize News

Environmentalists present united front in opposition to Port of Belize cruise project; consultation set for Wednesday - Breaking Belize NewsEnvironmentalists present united front in opposition to Port of Belize cruise project; consultation set for Wednesday  Breaking Belize News

Is there a State Of Emergency in southside Belize City? - AmandalaIs there a State Of Emergency in southside Belize City?  Amandala

Americans attracted to moving to Belize - Breaking Belize NewsAmericans attracted to moving to Belize  Breaking Belize News

Belize detects 8 new cases of COVID-19 - Breaking Belize NewsBelize detects 8 new cases of COVID-19  Breaking Belize News

Belizean workers demand respect, and justice - AmandalaBelizean workers demand respect, and justice  Amandala

Perspective | Ask Amy: Future husband sings a 'me' tune - Washington PostPerspective | Ask Amy: Future husband sings a 'me' tune  Washington Post

Belizean John Usher must pay BZ quarter billion+ for Sanctuary Bay scam - AmandalaBelizean John Usher must pay BZ quarter billion+ for Sanctuary Bay scam  Amandala

Low lying bridge connecting Santa Elena and San Ignacio flooded - Breaking Belize NewsLow lying bridge connecting Santa Elena and San Ignacio flooded  Breaking Belize News

Corozal police officer is Belize's first front-line person to test positive for COVID-19 - Breaking Belize NewsCorozal police officer is Belize's first front-line person to test positive for COVID-19  Breaking Belize News

A Stop in Tobacco Caye, Belize - Cruising WorldA Stop in Tobacco Caye, Belize  Cruising World

BREAKING: 14 new cases of COVID-19 detected today; total cases now at 86 - Breaking Belize NewsBREAKING: 14 new cases of COVID-19 detected today; total cases now at 86  Breaking Belize News

United States issues level 4 alert, warns against travel to Belize - Breaking Belize NewsUnited States issues level 4 alert, warns against travel to Belize  Breaking Belize News

Belize Postpones Tourism Reopening Due to Increase in COVID-19 Cases - South Florida Caribbean NewsBelize Postpones Tourism Reopening Due to Increase in COVID-19 Cases  South Florida Caribbean News

Agriculture in Belize - Breaking Belize NewsAgriculture in Belize  Breaking Belize News

Marymount University is supporting Belize’s students and protecting wildlife - WDVM 25Marymount University is supporting Belize’s students and protecting wildlife  WDVM 25

Central America COVID-19 toll reinforces Belize's caution - Breaking Belize NewsCentral America COVID-19 toll reinforces Belize's caution  Breaking Belize News

Lord Michael Ashcroft offers to help with possible nationalization of Belize City Port - Breaking Belize NewsLord Michael Ashcroft offers to help with possible nationalization of Belize City Port  Breaking Belize News

Port of Belize says Christian Workers Union members vandalized property - Breaking Belize NewsPort of Belize says Christian Workers Union members vandalized property  Breaking Belize News

Belizean-American businessman donates 10 lazer thermometers to Cristo Rey RC School - Breaking Belize NewsBelizean-American businessman donates 10 lazer thermometers to Cristo Rey RC School  Breaking Belize News

Recovery Plan: there's hope — maybe - AmandalaRecovery Plan: there's hope — maybe  Amandala

Belize offers condolences to Taiwan on passing of former President - Breaking Belize NewsBelize offers condolences to Taiwan on passing of former President  Breaking Belize News

Belize needs law and order - AmandalaBelize needs law and order  Amandala

Belizean detained in Chetumal for assaulting woman - AmandalaBelizean detained in Chetumal for assaulting woman  Amandala

PM Barrow says Ministry of Education prepared to delay reopening of schools - Breaking Belize NewsPM Barrow says Ministry of Education prepared to delay reopening of schools  Breaking Belize News

Government of Belize launches special loan programme for tourism sector - Breaking Belize NewsGovernment of Belize launches special loan programme for tourism sector  Breaking Belize News

Belize City Summer Auto Show underway - Breaking Belize NewsBelize City Summer Auto Show underway  Breaking Belize News

Sedi Elrington criticizes government for failing Belize City's youths - Breaking Belize NewsSedi Elrington criticizes government for failing Belize City's youths  Breaking Belize News

"Presenting an authentic Belizean experience post-COVID-19 will be challenging," says Tourism Industry Association - Breaking Belize News"Presenting an authentic Belizean experience post-COVID-19 will be challenging," says Tourism Industry Association  Breaking Belize News

Canadian lifestyle magazine wants travelers dreaming about Belize - Breaking Belize NewsCanadian lifestyle magazine wants travelers dreaming about Belize  Breaking Belize News

A Tradition of Excellence: Black Orchid Resort wins a 2020 TripAdvisor Traveler's Choice Award - Breaking Belize NewsA Tradition of Excellence: Black Orchid Resort wins a 2020 TripAdvisor Traveler's Choice Award  Breaking Belize News

GOB launches Economic Recovery Strategy for Belize – Love FM | Belize News and Music Power - LoveFMGOB launches Economic Recovery Strategy for Belize – Love FM | Belize News and Music Power  LoveFM

Tourism sector divided on re-opening the Belize International Airport - Breaking Belize NewsTourism sector divided on re-opening the Belize International Airport  Breaking Belize News

ASK THE EXPERTS PRIMETIME: AG details ins and outs for "lockdown" areas in Orange Walk, Ambergris - Breaking Belize NewsASK THE EXPERTS PRIMETIME: AG details ins and outs for "lockdown" areas in Orange Walk, Ambergris  Breaking Belize News

Alliance of private enterprises supports police against contraband - Breaking Belize NewsAlliance of private enterprises supports police against contraband  Breaking Belize News

Tracing continues in Northern Belize for COVID-19 cases – Love FM | Belize News and Music Power - LoveFMTracing continues in Northern Belize for COVID-19 cases – Love FM | Belize News and Music Power  LoveFM

Belize speaks at the United Nations Security Council - Breaking Belize NewsBelize speaks at the United Nations Security Council  Breaking Belize News

"Teachers and Principals have huge concerns about reopening," says Teachers Union president - Breaking Belize News"Teachers and Principals have huge concerns about reopening," says Teachers Union president  Breaking Belize News

Belize confirms 2 new cases of COVID-19 - Breaking Belize NewsBelize confirms 2 new cases of COVID-19  Breaking Belize News

Online portal for unemployment benefits now open - Breaking Belize NewsOnline portal for unemployment benefits now open  Breaking Belize News

Let the countdown begin: Teachers headed back to schools tomorrow - Breaking Belize NewsLet the countdown begin: Teachers headed back to schools tomorrow  Breaking Belize News

PUP's Louis Zabaneh calls for more balanced subvention to University of Belize - Breaking Belize NewsPUP's Louis Zabaneh calls for more balanced subvention to University of Belize  Breaking Belize News

From the Publisher - AmandalaFrom the Publisher  Amandala