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Do you have some biographical information on the leaders of Belize?
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Milton Arana. Born in Belize, Milton Arana in his early days won several national competitions in poetry, essays and short stories. He received a Bachelor’s degree from the University of the West Indies, and subsequently a Master’s and a ... Read More
What are the details of the runways of Philip Goldson Airport and it’s history?
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Philip S. W. Goldson International AirportPhilip S. W. Goldson International Airport, (PGIA) is the premier international airport of Belize. Located only 10 miles from Belize City, the airport serves as the main gateway to this beautiful, developing ... Read More
What is Garifuna Settlement Day?
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On November 19th the celebrations commence to mark the arrival of the first Garifuna to Belize in 1832. The festival marks the arrival of the Garifuna people to Dangriga. A mixture of African music and religion with native Carib language and traditio... Read More
Do you have a list of books about Belize? A bibliography of Belize Books?
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BIBLIOGRAPHY OF BOOKS ON BELIZE Compiled by Lan Sluder of BelizeFirst.com This will provide you years of reading on British Honduras and Belize. This is not meant to be a comprehensive bibliography, but it does represent a good survey of books on Bel... Read More
What is the origin of the country name Belize?
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Below is a diagram which shows the evolution of the name "Belize" from the original "Wallace." Here is a 1895 account of how Belize got its name by Father Eugene H Brady April 22, 1895 "Balise" is the French name of a stake driven into the ground... Read More
What is the racial makeup of Belize?
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According to the Belize Population 2000 Census, the distribution of the population of Belizeans is as follows: Mestizo/Spanish – 48.7%; Creole – 24.9%; Maya – 10.6%; Garifuna – 6.1%; Black African – 0.3%; Mennonite &ndas... Read More
What can you tell me about Belize History?
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The largest of the 200 plus islands of Belize, Ambergris Caye (Am-BURR-jis Key) is a twenty five mile long island made up of three main areas. Mangrove swamps, lagoons, and sand. European contact with Ambergris Caye settlers is documented from 1508. ... Read More
What can you tell me about Maya History in Belize?
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The Maya past, present and future are an important part of the Belize experience. This history of the Maya continues today in over half the population of Ambergris Caye. To the people here on the island, this is more than a series of memories carved ... Read More
What can you tell me about the history of Ambergris Caye and San Pedro?
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The largest of the 200 plus islands of Belize, Ambergris Caye (Am-BURR-jis Key) is a twenty five mile long island made up of three main areas. Mangrove swamps, lagoons, and sand. European contact with Ambergris Caye settlers is documented from 1508. ... Read More
What can you tell me about the history of drilling oil wells in Belize?
Viewed 4138 times since Sun, Oct 30, 2011
The laws governing licenses for exploration of oil and gas are some of the most liberal in the world. Total footage of nearly 250,000 ft were, drilled and about 6,000 line miles of seismic surveys were conducted. Besides this, aeromagnetic, gravity, ... Read More
When was television first introduced to Belize?
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Television was first introduced to Belize in the 1980's. December 1981 is stated as the time the first clear streams of televised broadcast hit Belize. The most popular rebroadcast was WGN, hence the reason why Belize's fell in love with th... Read More