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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S&P Global warns Belize 'virtually certain' to default in May - Yahoo FinanceS&P Global warns Belize 'virtually certain' to default in May  Yahoo Finance

Belize records first case of UK COVID-19 variant - Loop News St. LuciaBelize records first case of UK COVID-19 variant  Loop News St. Lucia

Port Coral Construction Is Underway for New State-of-the-Art Cruise Facility in Belize - Cruise Industry NewsPort Coral Construction Is Underway for New State-of-the-Art Cruise Facility in Belize  Cruise Industry News

Belize Joins the International Solar Alliance - BNamericas EnglishBelize Joins the International Solar Alliance  BNamericas English

Bananas from Belize at £0.68 per kg - FreshPlaza.comBananas from Belize at £0.68 per kg  FreshPlaza.com

Family who left London to live in a jungle in one of the world's most dangerous countries - My LondonFamily who left London to live in a jungle in one of the world's most dangerous countries  My London

Belize PM says biometric passport system broken, urges immediate replacement - Biometric UpdateBelize PM says biometric passport system broken, urges immediate replacement  Biometric Update

Belize - APEX signs development cooperation agreement - MENAFN.COMBelize - APEX signs development cooperation agreement  MENAFN.COM

5 Caribbean islands where it's affordable to live - CNBC5 Caribbean islands where it's affordable to live  CNBC

Smooth Re-Entry - TravelPulseSmooth Re-Entry  TravelPulse

First Belize case of UK variant of COVID-19 found in a member of BATSUB - Breaking Belize NewsFirst Belize case of UK variant of COVID-19 found in a member of BATSUB  Breaking Belize News

Belize maritime borders now open for yachting tourism Read more Skip - eTurboNews | Trends | Travel NewsBelize maritime borders now open for yachting tourism Read more Skip  eTurboNews | Trends | Travel News

Venezuela and Belize continue to strengthen relations, Ambassador meets with government minister - Breaking Belize NewsVenezuela and Belize continue to strengthen relations, Ambassador meets with government minister  Breaking Belize News

Scottish boys Zoom children in Belize as their Playmobil boat reaches Central America coast - The ScotsmanScottish boys Zoom children in Belize as their Playmobil boat reaches Central America coast  The Scotsman

Belize Prison Offers Softer Touch than Latin American Counterparts - Insightcrime.orgBelize Prison Offers Softer Touch than Latin American Counterparts  Insightcrime.org

University of Belize Holds First Gian Ghandi Lecture — Love FM | Belize News and Music Power - LoveFMUniversity of Belize Holds First Gian Ghandi Lecture — Love FM | Belize News and Music Power  LoveFM

Mexico's cement exports up 11% in 11M20 - International Cement ReviewMexico's cement exports up 11% in 11M20  International Cement Review

US Belize deepens mutual interest - MENAFN.COMUS Belize deepens mutual interest  MENAFN.COM

Women in Agriculture – Fay Garnett takes on new role in the Ministry of Agriculture - Breaking Belize NewsWomen in Agriculture – Fay Garnett takes on new role in the Ministry of Agriculture  Breaking Belize News

Government of Belize signs Memorandum of Understanding with APEX — Love FM | Belize News and Music Power - LoveFMGovernment of Belize signs Memorandum of Understanding with APEX — Love FM | Belize News and Music Power  LoveFM

Cayo Espanto Travel Guide | What to Do & Where to Stay in Cayo Espanto, Belize - MarieClaire.comCayo Espanto Travel Guide | What to Do & Where to Stay in Cayo Espanto, Belize  MarieClaire.com

Girl Guides Association of Belize is Celebrates 100th Anniversary — Love FM | Belize News and Music Power - LoveFMGirl Guides Association of Belize is Celebrates 100th Anniversary — Love FM | Belize News and Music Power  LoveFM

Watch: Turriff's Adventure 2 gets some local help in Belize as it prepare for its next leg of the journey around the Caribbean Sea - Grampian OnlineWatch: Turriff's Adventure 2 gets some local help in Belize as it prepare for its next leg of the journey around the Caribbean Sea  Grampian Online

Belize inching closer to having no patients hospitalized by COVID-19 - Breaking Belize NewsBelize inching closer to having no patients hospitalized by COVID-19  Breaking Belize News

From Belize to the Super Bowl: Central-Phenix City alum Rakeem Nunez-Roches takes field Sunday with Buccaneers - Opelika Auburn NewsFrom Belize to the Super Bowl: Central-Phenix City alum Rakeem Nunez-Roches takes field Sunday with Buccaneers  Opelika Auburn News

Ministry of Agriculture, international partners launch food safety project to increase agricultural exports - Breaking Belize NewsMinistry of Agriculture, international partners launch food safety project to increase agricultural exports  Breaking Belize News

2021 La Ruta Maya River Challenge canceled due to COVID-19 - Breaking Belize News2021 La Ruta Maya River Challenge canceled due to COVID-19  Breaking Belize News

Belize to receive 1st shipment of COVID-19 vaccines - Breaking Belize NewsBelize to receive 1st shipment of COVID-19 vaccines  Breaking Belize News

Buy Belizean! Save big with Quality Poultry this weekend - Breaking Belize NewsBuy Belizean! Save big with Quality Poultry this weekend  Breaking Belize News

Belize fails to narrow balance of trade despite lower imports in 2020 - Breaking Belize NewsBelize fails to narrow balance of trade despite lower imports in 2020  Breaking Belize News

Woman moves to Belize in hope she'll be let into US to be with partner - Metro.co.ukWoman moves to Belize in hope she'll be let into US to be with partner  Metro.co.uk

Belize National “A” Team prepares for World Cup Qualifiers - AmandalaBelize National “A” Team prepares for World Cup Qualifiers  Amandala

Stake Bank's Cruise Ship Docking Facility Resumes Construction — Love FM | Belize News and Music Power - LoveFMStake Bank's Cruise Ship Docking Facility Resumes Construction — Love FM | Belize News and Music Power  LoveFM

The Statistical Institute of Belize says Exports are down and Imports are up — Love FM | Belize News and Music Power - LoveFMThe Statistical Institute of Belize says Exports are down and Imports are up — Love FM | Belize News and Music Power  LoveFM

UDP Belize City Council slate launches new manifesto - Breaking Belize NewsUDP Belize City Council slate launches new manifesto  Breaking Belize News

Former Prime Minister of Belize calls on Biden to end Cuba embargo - Jamaica GleanerFormer Prime Minister of Belize calls on Biden to end Cuba embargo  Jamaica Gleaner

Increase in Criminal Activities in Belizean Waters — Love FM | Belize News and Music Power - LoveFMIncrease in Criminal Activities in Belizean Waters — Love FM | Belize News and Music Power  LoveFM

Belize goes to the polls on March 3 - MENAFN.COMBelize goes to the polls on March 3  MENAFN.COM

El Salvador becomes first central American country to be declared malaria-free - Down To Earth MagazineEl Salvador becomes first central American country to be declared malaria-free  Down To Earth Magazine

Belize Receives First Shipment of COVID-19 Vaccines — Love FM | Belize News and Music Power - LoveFMBelize Receives First Shipment of COVID-19 Vaccines — Love FM | Belize News and Music Power  LoveFM

Belize on list of Top Ten Post-Pandemic Destinations of 2021 - AmandalaBelize on list of Top Ten Post-Pandemic Destinations of 2021  Amandala

Belize to introduce “Work Where You Vacation” Program - Breaking Belize NewsBelize to introduce “Work Where You Vacation” Program  Breaking Belize News

US State Department advises citizens to reconsider travel to Belize - AmandalaUS State Department advises citizens to reconsider travel to Belize  Amandala

What's next in Belize football? Belize to play first WCQ “home” game in Dominican Republic - AmandalaWhat's next in Belize football? Belize to play first WCQ “home” game in Dominican Republic  Amandala

Carnival Cruise Line: Latest Restart Dates By Ship - Cruise Industry NewsCarnival Cruise Line: Latest Restart Dates By Ship  Cruise Industry News

Spotify to expand to Caribbean countries including Belize - Breaking Belize NewsSpotify to expand to Caribbean countries including Belize  Breaking Belize News

Belize CITCO and partners build another house - AmandalaBelize CITCO and partners build another house  Amandala

Belize Seeks New Avenues in Buying COVID-19 Vaccines — Love FM | Belize News and Music Power - LoveFMBelize Seeks New Avenues in Buying COVID-19 Vaccines — Love FM | Belize News and Music Power  LoveFM

Belize listed among best Honeymoon destinations in the world - Breaking Belize NewsBelize listed among best Honeymoon destinations in the world  Breaking Belize News

NASA highlights 50 rising stars including Belizean scientist - Breaking Belize NewsNASA highlights 50 rising stars including Belizean scientist  Breaking Belize News

Belize receives donation of 1,000 AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines - Breaking Belize NewsBelize receives donation of 1,000 AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines  Breaking Belize News

My journey through cancer, in Belize, in the middle of a pandemic - AmandalaMy journey through cancer, in Belize, in the middle of a pandemic  Amandala

Prime Minister Briceno Comments on the Dr. Manza Saga — Love FM | Belize News and Music Power - LoveFMPrime Minister Briceno Comments on the Dr. Manza Saga — Love FM | Belize News and Music Power  LoveFM

UN agencies coordinate mobile centers for rural communities in Belize to host migrant families - Breaking Belize NewsUN agencies coordinate mobile centers for rural communities in Belize to host migrant families  Breaking Belize News

Police to “crack down” on home invasions and sea piracy - Breaking Belize NewsPolice to “crack down” on home invasions and sea piracy  Breaking Belize News

Belize Telemedia Limited holds 14 th Annual General Meeting — Love FM | Belize News and Music Power - LoveFMBelize Telemedia Limited holds 14 th Annual General Meeting — Love FM | Belize News and Music Power  LoveFM

Trade case filed by Belize against Federation withdrawn from Caribbean Court of Justice - The St. Kitts-Nevis ObserverTrade case filed by Belize against Federation withdrawn from Caribbean Court of Justice  The St. Kitts-Nevis Observer

PSU Commends the Government on Good Governance Agenda — Love FM | Belize News and Music Power - LoveFMPSU Commends the Government on Good Governance Agenda — Love FM | Belize News and Music Power  LoveFM

Belize reveals blue economy 100-days plan | MENAFN.COM - MENAFN.COMBelize reveals blue economy 100-days plan | MENAFN.COM  MENAFN.COM

Lemonal Villagers face Major Land Issues — Love FM | Belize News and Music Power - LoveFMLemonal Villagers face Major Land Issues — Love FM | Belize News and Music Power  LoveFM

0 Belize among 2021's 'Ten Best (Post-Pandemic) Destinations' - Breaking Belize News0 Belize among 2021's 'Ten Best (Post-Pandemic) Destinations'  Breaking Belize News

Machakilha and Graham Creek Villages Launch Solar Energy Project — Love FM | Belize News and Music Power - LoveFMMachakilha and Graham Creek Villages Launch Solar Energy Project — Love FM | Belize News and Music Power  LoveFM

Belize Electricity Limited announces planned power outage for Belize and Cayo districts - Breaking Belize NewsBelize Electricity Limited announces planned power outage for Belize and Cayo districts  Breaking Belize News

Minister Ferguson Meets with US Embassy's Chargé d'Affaires to Belize — Love FM | Belize News and Music Power - LoveFMMinister Ferguson Meets with US Embassy's Chargé d'Affaires to Belize — Love FM | Belize News and Music Power  LoveFM

Belize City Man Shot on Partridge Street — Love FM | Belize News and Music Power - LoveFMBelize City Man Shot on Partridge Street — Love FM | Belize News and Music Power  LoveFM

90 Day Fiancé: Ryan Posts Unseen IG Pics With Stephanie After Assault Claims - Screen Rant90 Day Fiancé: Ryan Posts Unseen IG Pics With Stephanie After Assault Claims  Screen Rant

'90 Day Fiancé': Ryan's Cousin Harris Speaks Out About Sleeping With Stephanie - Entertainment Tonight'90 Day Fiancé': Ryan's Cousin Harris Speaks Out About Sleeping With Stephanie  Entertainment Tonight

Belize Aims to Achieve Herd Immunity — Love FM | Belize News and Music Power - LoveFMBelize Aims to Achieve Herd Immunity — Love FM | Belize News and Music Power  LoveFM

Former Belize PM calls on Biden to end Cuba embargo - Jamaica ObserverFormer Belize PM calls on Biden to end Cuba embargo  Jamaica Observer

Belize's to Receive First Shipment of COVID-19 Vaccines — Love FM | Belize News and Music Power - LoveFMBelize's to Receive First Shipment of COVID-19 Vaccines — Love FM | Belize News and Music Power  LoveFM

Mayors awarded by the Belize Mayors' Association for their services - AmandalaMayors awarded by the Belize Mayors' Association for their services  Amandala

Food Pantry and COVID-19 relief - The PUP struggle to deliver in its first 100 days - Breaking Belize NewsFood Pantry and COVID-19 relief - The PUP struggle to deliver in its first 100 days  Breaking Belize News

Jamaica poised to become the answer to global cannabis shortage, Belize also trying to cash in - Breaking Belize NewsJamaica poised to become the answer to global cannabis shortage, Belize also trying to cash in  Breaking Belize News

Three Persons Win the Mega Bingo Jackpot — Love FM | Belize News and Music Power - LoveFMThree Persons Win the Mega Bingo Jackpot — Love FM | Belize News and Music Power  LoveFM

First case of bird flu in humans found in Russia - Breaking Belize NewsFirst case of bird flu in humans found in Russia  Breaking Belize News

BREAKING NEWS: COUNCILOR ARRESTED - coastalbreezenews.comBREAKING NEWS: COUNCILOR ARRESTED  coastalbreezenews.com

Belize Tourism Board Under Scrutiny for Misuse of Pension Funds — Love FM | Belize News and Music Power - LoveFMBelize Tourism Board Under Scrutiny for Misuse of Pension Funds — Love FM | Belize News and Music Power  LoveFM

Past PSU President Condemns Actions Taken Against Former DHS — Love FM | Belize News and Music Power - LoveFMPast PSU President Condemns Actions Taken Against Former DHS — Love FM | Belize News and Music Power  LoveFM

National census postponed again due to safety and cost issues - Breaking Belize NewsNational census postponed again due to safety and cost issues  Breaking Belize News

Belize City Teen Survives Attack on His Life — Love FM | Belize News and Music Power - LoveFMBelize City Teen Survives Attack on His Life — Love FM | Belize News and Music Power  LoveFM

Nominations for the Belize Public Service Awards now open - AmandalaNominations for the Belize Public Service Awards now open  Amandala

Belize Met Service: Week of fair weather continues February 10, 2021 - Breaking Belize NewsBelize Met Service: Week of fair weather continues February 10, 2021  Breaking Belize News

Ministry of Health's Daily COVID-19 Report — Love FM | Belize News and Music Power - LoveFMMinistry of Health's Daily COVID-19 Report — Love FM | Belize News and Music Power  LoveFM

Belize City Council Donates Home to Elderly Woman — Love FM | Belize News and Music Power - LoveFMBelize City Council Donates Home to Elderly Woman — Love FM | Belize News and Music Power  LoveFM

BTB under investigation for misuse of pension funds - AmandalaBTB under investigation for misuse of pension funds  Amandala

COVID-19 Update - AmandalaCOVID-19 Update  Amandala

Public Service Union commends Government on good governance efforts - Breaking Belize NewsPublic Service Union commends Government on good governance efforts  Breaking Belize News

Prime Minister Briceno Says More Vaccines Will Soon be On the Way — Love FM | Belize News and Music Power - LoveFMPrime Minister Briceno Says More Vaccines Will Soon be On the Way — Love FM | Belize News and Music Power  LoveFM

Police and Coast Guard working together to combat piracy activities - Breaking Belize NewsPolice and Coast Guard working together to combat piracy activities  Breaking Belize News

Opposition Oust Ruling Party in Belize General Election - BloombergQuintOpposition Oust Ruling Party in Belize General Election  BloombergQuint

Minister Musa Says Mayor Wagner's Application was Justly Accepted — Love FM | Belize News and Music Power - LoveFMMinister Musa Says Mayor Wagner's Application was Justly Accepted — Love FM | Belize News and Music Power  LoveFM

Belize gained independence from UK on this day in 1981; all about former British Honduras - Republic WorldBelize gained independence from UK on this day in 1981; all about former British Honduras  Republic World

Hurricane Nana hits Belize, drives across Guatemala - The Indian ExpressHurricane Nana hits Belize, drives across Guatemala  The Indian Express

Belize Enacts Radiation and Security Act, Providing a Legal Framework for the Safe, Secure and Peaceful Use of Nuclear Technology - International Atomic Energy AgencyBelize Enacts Radiation and Security Act, Providing a Legal Framework for the Safe, Secure and Peaceful Use of Nuclear Technology  International Atomic Energy Agency

Discussion on marijuana legalization heats up in first virtual town-hall; Ministry to complete regulations within two months - Breaking Belize NewsDiscussion on marijuana legalization heats up in first virtual town-hall; Ministry to complete regulations within two months  Breaking Belize News

PAHO/WHO donates 119,360 PPEs to the Kolbe Foundation and Belize Central Prison, Children's Homes and the Residential Homes for the Elderly - Pan American Health OrganizationPAHO/WHO donates 119,360 PPEs to the Kolbe Foundation and Belize Central Prison, Children's Homes and the Residential Homes for the Elderly  Pan American Health Organization

PAHO/WHO Belize Response to COVID-19 (January - August 2020) - Pan American Health OrganizationPAHO/WHO Belize Response to COVID-19 (January - August 2020)  Pan American Health Organization

Bananas from Belize at £0.86: 30% rise from last week - FreshPlaza.comBananas from Belize at £0.86: 30% rise from last week  FreshPlaza.com

Belize Expands COVID-19 Departure Test Capacity - TravelPulseBelize Expands COVID-19 Departure Test Capacity  TravelPulse

Belize takes ocean action with expanded marine reserve and ban on gill nets - Mongabay.comBelize takes ocean action with expanded marine reserve and ban on gill nets  Mongabay.com