Hi, i got this from David this morning, and I find it quite interesting and hope it takes off...
=================Hello - I wanted to take a minute and introduce you to a site that I recently put up to try and provide easier access to information about what is happening when and where in Belize.
I have been living in Belize full time going on 6 years now and traveling here since the mid 1990s. Personally I love this place but there are certain things Belize lacks. Many of those things I don't really care to see changed - along the 'paving over paradise' theme - but changing some would benefit everyone.
Since moving to Belize I have often found myself wishing I knew about upcoming events further in advance but there is no timely nationwide calendar that I have found which is easily accessible. There are a number of fragmented or localized calendars but they are often published late, hard to find, missing crucial information, etc.
To that end I put together a free online calendar for community and business use. It is intended primarily for businesses, organizations and communities that are sponsoring, promoting or advertising an event which is open to the public (tours, public meetings, sporting events, cultural events, fairs, etc.). Submissions to and use of the calendar is totally free and can it be found at www.BelizeCalendar.info
Once established hopefully it will be a resource for residents & tourists alike looking for information on events to attend.
If you have a few minutes I would value your feedback and comments. I am looking to make this available nationwide although since I just launched it last week most of the current listings are for Stann Creek District.
It has the added benefit for those posting events of helping with their search engine optimization (SEO) if they fill out their contact information completely since each time they post an event it will add a link back to their website automatically thus increasing their Google rankings over time.
Feel free to enter an event or two to get a feel for how it works and thanks for any insight and feedback. If you believe this to be a useful service I would truly appreciate any help you could provide with 'getting the word out' about www.BelizeCalendar.info
and/or sending me contact information for any individuals or businesses you think would benefit from using the service.
Thank you for your time,