What is the crime rate?
Viewed 18752 times since Wed, Dec 6, 2006
In general, whenever you're traveling in an unfamiliar country, stay alert. The residents of San Pedro realize that the island's livelihood depends on the goodwill of its tourist (the mainstay of its economy), so crimes against visitors are rare. In ... Read More
Are drugs illegal?
Viewed 13437 times since Wed, Dec 6, 2006
Belize has strict laws on the use of illegal drugs, with prison terms and fines for offenders. Most visitors to San Pedro won't be approached by anyone selling drugs.
Are piers public?
Viewed 10447 times since Thu, Apr 2, 2015
I am looking for information regarding dock / pier law... I am hoping your long time experience might point me in the correct direction. Additionally, I do not want to spend money on an attorney unnecessarily... Specifically, I have a man who is park... Read More
What is it like visiting folks held in Hattieville Central Prison?
Viewed 7587 times since Mon, May 21, 2012
From a friend.... I just left the Belize Central Prison. I escorted a lady friend to visit her daughter. The young lady’s case was not in the news so I am not going to mention names or the circumstances of her imprisonment. When you get t... Read More
Practically free ways to travel more safely than ever
Viewed 4107 times since Wed, Mar 30, 2016
Practically free ways to travel more safely than ever...and the tired advice most people still don't follow, but we know we should :) Over the last 2 years of having friends and guests (and ourselves) in Belize and elsewhere, we have watched as new a... Read More
Legal Issues and Belize Law
Viewed 2739 times since Fri, May 1, 2015
The Belize Legal Information Network has many Belizean laws online, at BelizeLaw.org. To search for a particular subject, here's the link to their search function: http://www.belizelaw.org/web/lawadmin/index2.html