OK, but try and buy something outside of Belize in Belize $, or even try to buy something else, like real estate, in Belize $ and see how far you get. If the Belize $ was traded on the international market, you would find its true value. And, that would be considerably less than 2 for 1 to the US $.
If Belize had an intenationally traded currency, it would be far better for attracting investment, but then the government would have to pay Belizeans in other than "funny money".
PS: in the 42 years I have been using Belize $, I don't ever recall exchanging my US for BZ at 2 for 1. But then again, I guess I am not as smart and tempted as Elbert and Katie.
Last edited by bywarren; 06/28/11 10:01 AM.