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#208559 - 04/05/02 08:19 PM living in San Pedro or Caye Caulker
LJaye Offline
Hi everyone! I have a dream and hope it is obtainable. My husband and I would like to spend most of Jan, Feb and Mar in the San Pedro or Caye Caulker area each year. To supplement our stay there are there any types of jobs available? We have backgrounds in const. firefighter, tho not certified - teaching,administrative asst, would be willing to do just about anything -- just a dream or can it be a reality? Any input will be greatly appreciated! Thanks!

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#208560 - 04/07/02 03:41 AM Re: living in San Pedro or Caye Caulker
susangg Offline
Belize is a developing country with a small, struggling economy that cannot afford to support its own people, including many young people with good education and job skills who cannot find work. It cannot afford to support leisure travelers like yourselves.
If your business in the US (or wherever you are from) involves work (writing, research, etc.) that you can do on the internet, and you can afford the costs of an internet connection in Belize (which is much more expensive than in the US), you can "work" that way.
Otherwise, you will have to tailor the length of your visits to the size of your wallet.
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#208561 - 04/07/02 08:05 PM Re: living in San Pedro or Caye Caulker
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I live on Caye Caulker, but lived in San Pedro before moving to CC in November 2001. There are all kinds of volunteer jobs that you can do on these islands, teaching, working in the library, working in the clinic but I wouldnt expect an employer to get you a work permit for such a short stay. I would come with a loaded pocketbook and no real expectations of being able to work legally. I know of many illegal workers here on CC, mostly low-paying waitstaff, but one immigration sweep and you'll be deported, believe me! And, maybe put in jail for 2 weeks or so while your papers are being sorted out. Many of the Americans and Canadians that spend their winters here have seasonal jobs back home and live here for 3 months, just enjoying themselves. Its not even a case of a work permit being a terribly difficult thing to get, especially if you are filling a postion that can not be filled by a local, in my opinion (and, as an employer) a 3-month stay is not long enough to make that kind of financial investment in a work permit.
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#208562 - 04/09/02 06:23 PM Re: living in San Pedro or Caye Caulker
Lan Sluder/Belize First Offline
Also, as of April 1 it is illegal to hire or to employ a worker who does not have one of the new Belize Social Security cards.

--Lan Sluder
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