Top Belize Stories You May Have Missed This Week
The Belize Hub Team shares with you the top Belize stories that are making headlines on the Internet for this week.
Living in such a fast-paced world, it is incredibly necessary to take that time to step back to reflect, explore, and re-charge. I had the opportunity to do so during the latter part of August as I visited Belize for 18 days. I used the time to be as offline as possible, although I did post some photos every now on Instagram when I caught WiFi. It was a time to be with my family and really explore the country in a way I had not prior.
Bryan Rochez (white jersey) and Honduras will open their 2014 Copa Centroamericana campaign against Belize on September 3, 2014, at RFK Stadium in Washington, D.C.
The Caribbean is teaming with islands. If you are thinking of spending your vacation in the Caribbean, how will you know which island you should choose to stay in? Caye Caulker is a small coral island in the Caribbean off the coast of Belize. It is about 8 kilometers north to south. The town found on the island is called Caye Caulker Village.
Whale sharks are intelligent, gentle giants that migrate into the Caribbean waters of Belize from April to June. Snappers (dog snapper, mutton snapper, cubera snapper, etc) spawn in great numbers off Belize during these months, usually during the full moon periods, attracting the hungry whale sharks that feed at night. It is often a hit-and-miss when guessing their arrival.
Every year on September 10th Belize celebrates St. Georges Caye Day, the day that a heroic crew of British settlers, buccaneers and liberated slaves defeated the Spaniards from occupying the territory of Belize.
Many people in Belize and the world might not know or understand the significance of this day; thus, we decided to compile 10 important facts that you need to know of the Battle of St. George’s Caye.
The Hawkesworth bridge was opened on Saturday August 20th 1949 and was named after the late Sir Edward Gerald Hawkesworth, former governor of Britsh Honduras. The type of bridge was decided based on the fact of very high flooding and that the River was used to float logs downstream.
Belize celebrates two important events in September, St Georges Caye Day and Independence Day. St George’s Caye Day is celebrated on September 10 and commemorates the victory of the Baymen who won the battle that took place on September 10, 1798 between military forces from Mexico in an attempt to assert Spanish claims to present-day Belize.
What a beautiful place we live in. Not very many countries in the world can brag of being recognised in two regional areas – Central America and the Caribbean. People come here. People are hearing more and more about Belize; people are more and more recognising our geographical place on the world map – they are not thinking Africa and Asia anymore. People know where we are.
Belizeadventure.ca is a resource rich website that can easily be used when planning a trip to Belize. The travel tips below serve as a 10 step guide that offers information on when to visit, where to go and what to do.
Before I start today’s edition I’d like to make a few comments about an edition I published a few months ago entitled “Come Fly With Me“. In this edition I wrote about a dispute between Tropic Air and Construction Depot over a strip of land close to the San Pedro airstrip.
A recent article on The Huffington Post lists Belize as a friendly country to retire thanks to its Qualified Retirement Program (QRP) which exempts retirees from import duties and income taxes.