You will still have to have a work permit...I didn't have to wait 6 months to get it.
Not sure if they still have the dependents visa...it was $75 BZ for one year.
I never noticed any attitudes from the locals for being American. Belize is a melting pot for sure....and everyone seems to live in harmony regardless of your origin.
[This message has been edited by Sandshaker (edited 01-10-2002).]