I have heard a convincing rumour that the fee for landing on Half Moon Caye is soon to be raised to a whopping US$30! If this is true, then given that the only reason most people visit it is to eat lunch on a Blue Hole trip, is it likely that they will prefer to have their lunch on the boat instead, or maybe go to Long Caye? I know I would.

People may also realise that the fee for entering Hol Chan Marine Reserve has also doubled to US$10, with no reduction (as there used to be) for a one-stop visit.

Not to say the further increase in sales tax and a major increase in hotel tax. Whilst I understand the parlous state of the country's finances, is this not too much all at one time to visit a country that is already vastly more expensive than its neighbours?