Apart from "Rich Gringos" have a tax hike, don't forget that the Real Estate Agencies that handle business in a legitimate fashion were just hit with a raise from 4% of gross up to a 15% of gross tax.
Belize is experiencing growing pains and although it is never the popular decision, somebody needs to pay for the improvements in the quality of life, health, education and infrastruture of this nation.
Granted, Belize is not a "cheap" destination and it definitely is not a cheap place to live. But I'll tell you one thing, you couldn't PAY me to live anywhere other than here!
We gripe, but life will move on.
Perhaps folks should realize that if they want to own a little bit of paradise they need to pay their debt to our society too!
Environmental taxes, income taxes, import duties, stamp duties - these are all due and payable in most other nations in the world, why not Belize?
We must all pay for the priviledge of calling Belize our home - or our home away from home.
Get back to why we really love it here - fresh air, wonderful people, pure rainforest jungles and world class scuba diving.
LIFE IS GOOD!