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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Retired NBA Star is in Belize - Breaking Belize News (blog)

Breaking Belize News (blog)

Retired NBA Star is in Belize
Breaking Belize News (blog)
According to reports, Smith is in Belize to collaborate with the Sport Council. In 1988 Smith entered the NBA after being drafted by the Philadelphia 76ers. However, he was immediately traded to the Los Angeles Clippers. Four years later he was traded ...



Can New Guatemala Road Help Belize? Foreign Minister Looks at the Bright Side - channel5belize

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Can New Guatemala Road Help Belize? Foreign Minister Looks at the Bright Side
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The Guatemalan press reported that Taiwan is to grant that country six hundred fifty million U.S. dollars in assistance to construct the CA-Nine Highway to Puerto Barrios, Guatemala. But the Taiwanese Ambassador to Belize has responded that his country ...

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Caribbean Association of Pharmacists holds AGM in Belize - Breaking Belize News (blog)

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Caribbean Association of Pharmacists holds AGM in Belize
Breaking Belize News (blog)
By BBN Staff: The Pharmacists Association of Belize (PAB) hosted the 37th Annual Convention and Annual General Meeting of Caribbean Association of Pharmacists in Belize last week. The AGM was hosted under the theme “Caribbean Pharmacists ...



Chan Chen Compressed Ganja - Channel 7 Daily News

Chan Chen Compressed Ganja
Channel 7 Daily News
Chan Chen is is the northernmost village in Belize - and with increasing volumes of marijuana coming in through the north - it's not unexpected to find whole sale quantities of weed passing through. Today in Chan Chen police conducted a joint operation ...

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You can rent your own private island in Belize for £465 a night on Airbnb - Evening Standard

Evening Standard

You can rent your own private island in Belize for £465 a night on Airbnb
Evening Standard
A completely self-sufficient island for rent on Airbnb off the coast of Belize is the ultimate Robin Crusoe getaway. The slice of paradise is available from £465 a night and is perfect for those who want to escape from everything and everyone... but ...



6 Guatemalan men busted panning for Belize gold - Amandala

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6 Guatemalan men busted panning for Belize gold
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Less than two weeks ago, Guatemalan nationals Anibal Quiix Cucul and Jose Amilcar Garcia Morales were busted panning for gold in the Ceibo Chico area of the Chiquibul. They were both arrested and charged for illegal entry into Belize and also for ...



IDB blog makes recommendations on how Belize can improve juvenile justice - Breaking Belize News (blog)

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IDB blog makes recommendations on how Belize can improve juvenile justice
Breaking Belize News (blog)
By BBN Staff: Sin Medios, a blog operated by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), has commended Belize's approach to dealing with juvenile crime and made recommendations on how those efforts could be improved. Following the release of a GAP ...



Jafari Castro arraigned in Belize City - Breaking Belize News (blog)

Breaking Belize News (blog)

Jafari Castro arraigned in Belize City
Breaking Belize News (blog)
By BBN Staff: Today, 21-year-old Jafari Castro, son of Transport Minister Edmond Castro, was arraigned in the Belize City Magistrate's Court on a single count of harm, with respect to the August 6th assault of Kevin Brown. Castro was jointly charged ...
3 Arraigned for Beating of Kevin Brown; Court Simmers with Tensionchannel5belize

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Belize to get big bucks from IDB - Breaking Belize News (blog)

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Belize to get big bucks from IDB
Breaking Belize News (blog)
By BBN Staff: The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) is set to provide close to US$800,000 in technical cooperation grants of US$400,000 each for Development and Integration Development for Mesoamerican Project member nations. Belize is a ...



Willoughby Says Mayor Has It Wrong - Channel 7 Daily News

Channel 7 Daily News

Willoughby Says Mayor Has It Wrong
Channel 7 Daily News
"I didn't just out of the blue research this particular town and property tax from the substantive law of Belize revised edition 2000. When I brought this to the floor it was because one Ms. Gertell Idolly Davis from 26 Antelope Street has received ...
City Hall not backing Willoughby's promisesBreaking Belize News (blog)

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