Part 1:o in all kinds of businesses the payment for products and services will be substantially more for the foreign looking person than the native born.
Despite protestations to the contrary, this holds true in Belize as it does in most of Central America, Asia, Africa, Middle East... Too many gringos are un-educated in the actual cost of things and some even feel guilty paying "poverty rates" (for example, BZ minimum wage) for work. Estimates are based not on the true cost of labor and materials with acceptable mark-up but on the gullibility of the client and ability to pay. It's very common.
The informed gringo does his research/due diligence, recognizes when this is happening, and acts accordingly.
The mentality mentioned in part 1 even breeds extortionist criminal set ups where lawyers and even government officials are paid off when someone rams into your car intentionally and accuses you of trying to kill them. The penalty is huge and everyone involved in the ring collects. There are many different variations of this kind of criminal scheme.
Although I have seen this in SE Asia, Indonesia, Philippines, and the US, I have yet to personally witness this in Belize But really, you really shouldn't be giving them ideas.