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WEEKLY WEATHER OUTLOOK FOR BELIZE
Valid: Valid: Sunday-Monday, Aug. 5-13, 2012
Here is the Weekly Outlook and an update of TS Ernesto ploughing westwards at 20 mph with max sustained winds of 50 mph at 3:00 pm this afternoon.
Expect torrential rainfall and TS force winds with this system on Tuesday night and early Wednesday.
The feature of interest this week will be the approach and landfall of tropical cyclone Ernesto along the northern coast of Belize on Tuesday night or early Wednesday morning as a minimal hurricane. The GFS model cyclonic vorticity projection has the center of Ernesto moving across the central coast of Belize early on Wednesday. Although Ernesto is entraining dry air as it moves into the western Caribbean this evening, environmental conditions will still be favorable for the system to strengthen to hurricane intensity before making landfall over the northern or central coast of Belize. A strong windshear zone is evident in the extreme NW Caribbean and SE Gulf of Mexico, while a persistent high pressure ridge to the north of the western Caribbean will keep Ernesto on a westerly to west-northwesterly track, propelling the system towards the southern Yucatan-Belize coast. Regardless of where, along the coast of Belize, Ernesto makes landfall, tropical storm force winds will affect most areas of Belize, with hurricane force winds in a narrow zone near the center. Torrential rainfall will spread across the country by Tuesday afternoon through Wednesday, with highest concentration projected over the north and central areas of the country. The instability will persist through Thursday until Saturday. So expect much rainfall this week, with a high potential of strong winds near where Ernesto makes landfall, and flooding in flood prone areas, including the Belize city area and surroundings!
Daily rainfall accumulations will range from 0.10-0.25 of-an-inch on Sunday and Monday. Rainfall rates will increase on Tuesday and Wednesday continuing through Thursday. Expect the highest rainfall amounts on Tuesday night through Thursday morning, with rates of 2-3 inches per day. Locally higher daily rates of 4-5 inches are expected in the elevated areas of the Cayo, Stann Creek and Toledo Districts. The northern sector of the mainland including the Belize District will also see high rainfall accumulations on Tuesday through Thursday, with totals of 2-3 inches per day. The rapid runoff will provoke localized flash floods in valley and hilly areas. Residence in flood prone zones should be prepared to move to safer areas!
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The Sunday, August 5th, 2012 issue of The STAR (Cayo) is online HERE
This Week's Stories:
- Otto & Brandon Coleman
On Remand For Wounding
- Tourism Board Donates
Motorcycles To Police
- Victor Lima: Fallen In The Line Of Duty
- Adding True Meaning To Community Policing
- Cristo Rey Neighborhood
Watch Start-Up Meeting
- Office Etiquette for Every Employee
- Selfish - Selfless - Self-Love
- Two Belizean Students Win Florida-Caribbean Cruise
Association Foundation Poster Competition
- The Literacy Project is Training Across Belize
- Calling All Artists To Register Now
- Belmopan Men Charged With Kidnapping And Harm
- STAR Humor
- Your Weekly Horoscope and Lucky Numbers
- Letters to the Editor
- Public Notices
Last night's TV news on Channel 7 and Channel 5
Also with the most recent Open Your Eyes, and the Dickie Bradley Specials
The San Pedro Sun
Caye Notes: August 2nd, 2012
The Dr. Otto Rodriguez San Pedro PolyClinic II
The Doctor and Nurse that will be on call for the Dr. Otto Rodriguez PolyClinic II are as follows:
*Monday July 30th – Sunday Aug 5, 2012: Dr. Laurenzco Nicholson, Nurse Marisa Bastarachea
*Monday Aug 6th – Sunday Aug 12, 2012: Dr. Laurenzco Nicholson, Nurse Bello
For Emergencies please call: 660-2871 Dr. Otto Rodriguez San Pedro PolyClinic II: 226-2536
NFAT provides first response during International Costa Maya Festival 2012
The NFAT National First Aid Team and San Pedro First Aid Team have committed to providing first response to medical emergences to Ambergris Caye during Costa Maya 2012. In the event of emergency, first responders would be able to stabilize patients and transport them to our local medical facility, the Otto Rodriguez PolyClinic II for further evaluation. Throughout the four days festivities, NFAT will be mobilized. During emergencies, NFAT may be reached at 630-8431, 661-8562. For more information on NFAT, they may be contacted through email [email protected]
Training On Combating Trafficking In Persons Held At The Biltmore Plaza
The Belize Tourism Board (BTB) in collaboration with the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the Belize Tourism Industry Association (BTIA) held a training workshop on the Trafficking in Persons (TIPS) at the Best Western Belize Biltmore Plaza Hotel on July 12, 2012.
This tourism service provider activity was geared towards providing and expanding the technical capacity building of key anti-trafficking stakeholders in Belize in support of the on-going national response. Trainers Diana Shaw, Raymond James Mossiah and Maria Vega educated thirty-seven (37) tourism stakeholders on key trafficking concepts, the impact of trafficking on tourism destinations, the code of conduct for the protection of children (www.thecode.org), the commercial sexual exploitation of children (CSEC), the roles and responsibilities of tourism stakeholders and the referral mechanism.
BTB Donates Motorcycles To Tourism Police Unit (TPU)
The Belize Tourism Board is proud to furnish the Tourism Police Unit (TPU) this week with three brand new motorcycles; two Honda CG125 Storm motorcycles and one Suzuki ZS125 motorcycle, to be utilized for effective policing within tourism destinations. With tourist arrivals to Belize on the rise, visitor safety has taken on even greater significance.
Kevin Gonzalez, Director of Destination Planning at the BTB stated that, “The donation is only a small token of appreciation for the support provided to the tourism industry by the Tourism Police Unit.” He also noted that the increased presence and visibility of TPU patrols will create an added sense of visitor security in Placencia, Corozal and Belize City.
Misc Belizean Sources
Flavor of Belize Cookbook
The beautifully done Flavors of Belize cookbook, by Tanya McNab.
New Uniforms in Calla Creek
Feelgood story of the day. 4 the World donated some football uniforms in Calla Creek. They've been doing quite a few community service projects around Cayo. Thanks, 4 the World!
"4 the Kids: We gave soccer uninforms to the captains of the girls soccer team in Calla Creek"
Green Eggs and Ham at the SIPL
Green Eggs and Ham was performed at the SIPL this weekend. The kids did Dr. Seuss proud. They'll be starting a Summer drama class this week.
"The San Ignacio Public Library has been putting on some shows. They are going to do a drama class starting on August 8th."
Belize At The London Olympics
Belize’s Kiana Martinez did not clock a personal record at the women’s 100m race preliminary round during the 2012 London Olympics, but her time in Heat Two was still good enough to earn the inspirational sprinter a place in the first round of track and field’s blue riband event. At around 3:45 this morning, Belize time, Martinez bolted a 100m distance to the finish line in 11.81 seconds.
Martinez finished top two in her group which meant an automatic passage to the next round but in front of the packed Olympic Stadium, crammed with 80,000 spectators, Martinez was beaten to the finish line by Cameroon’s Delphine Atangana with a time of 11.71 seconds.
Martinez ran again this afternoon in the quarter finals in Heat 7 but sadly the young athlete was unable to keep up with the speed of her competitors and dropped out of the race. This time she ran to the finish line in 11.89 seconds while first place, Cote D'ivoire’s, Murielle Ahoure sprinted with a time of 10.99 seconds.
Kiana Martinez is 26 year old and is originally from the Stann Creek District. It’s not the first time that this young athlete has represented Belize in the international stage. In 2012, Martinez participated in the 9th Central American Games in Panama and El Salvador in track and field. In 2011, Martinez travelled to San Jose Costa Rica for the Central American Chapter where she participated in the 100m, 200m and 400m race. That year the Belizean team brought back four gold and two bronze medals. Martinez surely made us proud!
Eleven Year Old Minor Investigated For Burglary
Three persons from the Corozal District, including an 11 year old minor, are tonight behind bars pending charges of burglary. The trio is being investigated for the home burglary of 45 year old Gabriel Martinez located in the village of Louisville. According to Martinez, between 7:00pm on July 30th and 2:00pm on August 1st, his home was burglarized and stolen from were one 9mm pistol and other assorted items including cellular phones and iPods. Based on their investigations police were able to recover the 9mm pistol. We understand that the two other individuals detained are of ages 23 and 37 and are both from the village San Roman.
DPM Says He Works Harder Than Most Belizeans
Last night in an impromptu press conference held in the community of Blue Creek, the Deputy Prime Minister of Belize Honorable Gaspar Vega, fielded questions from the media about the hundreds of acres of land he awarded to his family and close allies at a low cost. While for most Belizeans the process of owning a piece of land has proven costly and time consuming and sometimes even impossible, the same cannot be said about the family of the Deputy Prime Minister who own tracts of land all over the jewel. During the interview, Vega, without any remorse whatsoever, admitted giving several parcels of land to his daughter, brother, sister in law and several other members of the Vega clan. But the DPM is not afraid of the political repercussions that his decision might have, in fact he holds no remorse for his actions.
Honorable Gaspar Vega- Deputy Prime Minister
“I gave my daughter two house lots and one ten acre piece of farm land, I don’t think there anything wrong with that, I myself don’t see anything wrong with that, is not like I am giving her land to sell so that she could have a party or whatever the case maybe, I think she can built a house and eventually she can have a little farm and nothing wrong with that.”
Students Graduate From Summer Program
The Sugar City Summer Program kicked off in Orange Walk on July 4th for the first time and finalized yesterday with an award ceremony for participants. The aim of the five week program was to enhance the literacy skills of the over one hundred participants including students from rural areas. With the assistance of a number of teachers, organizer of the summer program Peter Lacey, was able to accomplish his goal- prepare students for the upcoming new school year.
Peter Lacey- Organizer Sugar City Summer Program
“The program was to prepare students going into infant I up to standard six in reading, phonics, creative writing, math and PSE preparation. The goal of the program is to keep the children sharp from the ending of the school year up to the beginning, some of the education is roughly about eight weeks and we successfully occupied the students five of those eight weeks, so the child’s mind has been stimulated, it hasn’t shut down for those five weeks so when they go back to school they are going to be fresh and they are going to be able to tackle the daily school work of the class that they are being promoted to.”
During the five week program Teacher Simone Meza was in charge of teaching students of the standard two and standard three level. According to Meza, the program brought to light some of the problems students are experiencing in reading and other subjects.
Ballet Classes At The BHOC Comes To An End
Eleven girls concluded their ballet lessons at the Banquitas House of Culture today. It is the second year that instructor Emmanuel Robinson is offering the dance lessons at the house of culture. Today, being the last day of class, the girls prepared a special presentation for their family and friends. CTV3 News was present and captured some of the highlights.
For the past three weeks, these eleven bright young minds ages five to fifteen have been coming to the Banquitas House of Culture to take ballet lessons. Today, as the ballet classes came to end, participants danced their hearts during a special performance organized for family and friends.
During the course of the program participants were taught the five basic steps of ballet by Emmanuel Robinson who has been instructing the class for the past two years.
Emmanuel Robinson, Dance Instructor
“The five basic position; first the legs turn out and arms round that is position one, position two is legs open and arms open, position three arms in and heels at the side of the feet and arms above the head, position four legs out and position five we have it in in front of both feet and both arms above.”
BNE cuts butane price
Belize Natural Energy is dropping the price of Butane Propane effective tomorrow Saturday August fourth. This afternoon Love News spoke with Marketing Manager of BNE, Daniel Gutierrez, who told us more .
Minister Alamilla back from working visit to Guatemala
Minister of Forestry, Fisheries and Sustainable Development Lisel Alamilla is expected back in the country today. Minister Alamilla was on a three day visit to Guatemala City. On Thursday she attended the official launch of an endowment fund and the project, Conservation of marine resources in Central America funded by Germany. The endowment fund is for 10 million Euros which will enable the MAR Fund to achieve its mission of providing long term financial support for the conservation of the MAR eco region. The earnings will be used to advance the MAR fund’s small grants and community fisheries program and to finance the fund’s operation. The project, Conservation of marine resources in Central America is for five million Euros and will support the management of the Port Honduras Marine Reserve in Belize as well as one protected area from each of the other three countries. While in Guatemala, Minister Alamilla also met with Norwegian charge de affair, Ole Overaas to explore possible bilateral cooperation between our two countries.
Four found guilty of money laundering
A jury of 7 women and 2 men deliberated for about 2 hours and 30 minutes before it found three men and one woman guilty of money laundering for $1.5 million. They are Michael Coye, his daughter Melonie Coye and the two messengers Atlee Matute and Dietrich Kingston. The Jury’s verdict was not unanimous. It was in the proportion of 7 to 2. The trial judge, Chief Justice Kenneth Benjamin, has deferred sentencing until Wednesday, August 8 in order to give the convicts time to prepare a plea for mitigation.
The penalty for the offence is that the money will be forfeited to the Government of Belize and the maximum sentence can be a term of life imprisonment. The police found the money on December 31, 2008, when they executed a search warrant at the home of Michael Coye, located at 12 Johnson Street. The prescribed offence for money laundering was that the four forged a number of documents for which the names of the persons were put along with their purported signatures ffor that was purportedly sent to them through Money Gram Exchange, a company which Michael and Melonie were directors and shareholders. To prove its case, the prosecution called 18 witnesses. Among them some prominent citizens such as Bishop Phillip Wright, Sidney Sikaffy, Addie Castillo and Paul Rodriguez. The four accused gave statements for the dock in which they said that they were innocent. They were represented by attorneys Dickie Bradley, Arthur Saldivar and Brian Neal. The prosecution, The Financial Intelligence Unit, was represented by counsels Antonette Moore, Tricia Anderson and Patricia Arana. The trial was a retrial. The four along with three others were freed of the charge at the first trial. The three others were Michael’s wife Marleni, his son, Jude and Melonie’s husband, James Gerou. The FIU appealed the verdict of the first trial and Belize Court of Appeal allowed the appeal and ordered a retrial for four of the seven. .
A new CEO for the Belize Social Security Board
The Social Security Board has a new Chief Executive Officer. Richard Flowers’ selection to the post took effect on Monday July 30. A release from the SSB says Flowers is a certified public accountant and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics. He has also worked at various top level management positions for over 16 years with the most recent being the Chief Financial Officer at Belize Water Services Limited. Chairman of the Social Security Board Doug Singh is quoted as saying that Flowers comes with a wealth of experience and accomplishments and the board is optimistic that he has much to contribute to the institution. Flowers fills the post left vacant by Merlene Bailey Martinez who resigned in February.
Kaina Martinez gives it her all in London
And while all eyes are on the tropics and the progress of Tropical Storm Ernesto, attention shifted briefly this afternoon to London, England. That is where Belize’s track athlete Kaina Martinez was making her Olympics debut. Martinez bolted to a second place finish in the women’s one hundred meters preliminaries this morning, posting a time of eleven point eight one seconds. She was bested in the preliminaries by Delphine Atangana of Cameroon. That score, qualified the twenty six year old Martinez, a native of Siene Bight village in the Stann Creek district for the first round of the one hundred meters race. In Heath Seven, just before one o’clock Belize time this afternoon, Kaina Martinez took her position in lane eight alongside the likes of Jamaica’s Kerron Stewart and Laverne Jones Ferrette of the United States Virgin Islands. Belizeans watched as the race started and ended in roughly twelve seconds, with Martinez coming in at the tail end of an eight-athlete dash. Murielle Ahourie of the Ivory Coast placed first, setting a new record in the one hundred meters of ten point nine-nine seconds. Laverne Jones-Ferrette of the US Virgin Islands placed second, posting another new record of eleven point zero seven seconds. Coming in third and qualifying to the next round was Jamaica’s Kerron Stewart with a time of eleven point zero eight seconds. Following the one hundred meters event, Kaina Martinez posted on her Facebook page saying, that she did not post a personal best, but, and we quote: “it’s the best I can do at this point but I look forward to a planned program and training year to represent and bring out the greatest in me in 2016!! To God be the glory I had made it thus far!!” End of quote. Belize’s other Olympic athlete Kenneth Medood also did well today in round one of his competition in the men’s four hundred meters hurdles. In the first heath of Round One, Medwood qualified to the next round, by posting a time of forty nine point seven-eight seconds. Medwood will now compete in the semi finals on Saturday at nineteen hundred hours Greenwich Mean Time, which is about seven o’clock Belize Time.
Tropical Storm Ernesto heading towards Belize
The tropics is buzzing tonight with a tropical storm, a potential tropical cyclone near the Cape Verde Islands and another system over the Bahamas. But for right now all eyes are on the system known as Tropical Storm Ernesto. Love Tv’s Patrick Jones and video journalist Myles Gillett went to the Belize Weather Bureau this afternoon to track the progress of Ernesto.
Reckless shooting on Sarstoon Street
There was no bloodshed today on the city streets, and while that is cause enough to celebrate, a toddler could have been killed when a bullet ripped through her home, missing the bed where she was lying down only minutes earlier. It happened on Sarstoon Street at the home of Elvira Straughn, who told Love News that it was shortly after noon today while she was preparing to make snacks for sale when someone fired the bullet through her wall.
Fire in Belize City leaves family homeless
It’s bad enough when a fire leaves a family homeless, but when it is intentionally set by someone, and worse, a relative, then it is unpardonable. But on Thursday night, that was what happened. In fact, the accused is not just a relative, but the father of a two year old who is now homeless as a result of the blaze. It happened on the upper flat of a two storey house at seven Raccoon Street at around eleven p.m. The occupant was single mother, Eshane Hines and her two young children.
Hines says that she needs the help urgently because she lost all her children’s belongings were destroyed. Police are now looking for Hines’ ex boyfriend in connection with the incident. Meanwhile, there was a small fire also on Thursday night at 38 Logwood Street. (VO) In that incident, a ten by twelve wooden structure and its contents were destroyed.
Youth ambassadors visit Toledo
A group of 10 US youth ambassadors who are in Belize completed a visit to the Toledo District yesterday. Paul Mahung reports.
Cattle sweep program starts in Blue Creek village
On yesterday’s newscast, we told you about the Belize National Sanitary Cattle Plan Project which was launched at Blue Creek in the Orange Walk District which can generate millions of dollars for the country of Belize. Here is Love Tv’s Marion Ali who alongside videographer Brian Castillo bring you the second half of the story.
Attorney writes a book on the game of Cricket
He’s an accomplished attorney, a former government minister and now a published author. The latest literary work entitled ‘Cricket, Lovely Cricket’, opens with Dean Lindo penning the following: “There is a saying, very old and true: “fools rush in where angels fear to tread. This is exactly what happened when I blithely agreed to write a history of Cricket in Belize”. The book focuses on cricket in the Belize Rural communities and is Lindo’s first book. Love News met with him this morning where he told us about his inspiration.
Lindo says he won’t have an official launch for his book and there isn’t a cost assigned to it either. He says the president of the Cricket Association would be visiting him shortly and he would turn over the copies to him.
Lindo says he received much help from his secretary and he did all the printing in his own office. He says he hasn’t thought about venturing into writing a new book but he will put some serious thought to it.
Work continues on rehabilitation of the Memorial Park
In February of this year, a ground breaking ceremony launched the rehabilitation of the Memorial Park in Belize City under the Sustainable Tourism Program. Reporter Marion Ali and Videographer Brian Castillo visited the site to find out about the progress of the facelift. They bring you the details in the following report.
A new Reina de La Costa Maya crowned
The La Reina de La Costa Maya 2012 was crowned last night in San Pedro Town. The title of Reina de La Costa Maya 2012-2013 went to no other than Mexico’s Natalia Villanueva. First runner up was Panama’s Karen Elena Jordan who also won the Best National Costume segment. She was followed by Mareila Aparicio from Costa Rica as Second Runner up. Participants arrived in Belize on Thursday July 26th and spent some time in the Cayo District before going to Ambergris Caye. Belize secured the title of Reina de la Costa Maya in 2003 with Leilah Pandy and in 2007 with Maria Jefferey.
Traveling to the Toledo District & lovely Hickatee Cottages
After three great days at Mama Noots Eco Resort in Mayflower Bocawina National Park in the Stann Creek District of Belize, Friday morning, July 27, it was time to head even farther south to Punta Gorda (called "PG" by those in the know) in the Toledo District. This would be our first visit to this district, and we were excited to see it. From what we'd read, this is the wettest part of Belize, receiving about 160" of rain per year. As a result, it is lush and green -- a true tropical rainforest.
We were lucky to catch a ride to the bus terminal in Dangriga with Shacka (sorry if I butchered that spelling!), Mama Noots' manager Liz's spouse, so we avoided a repeat of the 4+ mile hike to the road, plus any risk that the bus would not stop for us along the Southern Highway. It was a hot and sunny morning, so we were very thankful for the lift.
Our bus ride was three and a half hours, and that is plenty of time to spend in an uncomfortable school bus seat in a crowded bus. We were very glad to arrive in PG, which is situated right along the Caribbean Sea, much like San Pedro. Unlike San Pedro, however, PG is not a "tourist town". This meant less traffic, which is always a good thing. We had reservations for three nights at Hickatee Cottages southwest of town, but we weren't sure exactly how to get there. As it turns out, Kate, one of the proprietors, had sent me a lovely map via email, but since I didn't have my laptop with me a couple of days earlier, I hadn't gotten it. I called and spoke to Ian, her husband, and he gave me directions over the phone. It was only a couple of miles, so even though he suggested we could catch a cab, we decided to walk it. We'd been sitting most of the day, so walking felt good, and it wasn't nearly so far as our 4.2-mile hike into Mama Noots.
A Day At Grand Caribe Resort
Yesterday I went up to Grand Caribe Resort to help out with a wedding. Just a few miles north of town and the bridge, Grand Caribe is actually quite easy and quick to travel to...by golf cart or by boat. Heck...these days you can actually take a taxi there. The road isn't bad at all...
After helping wash and set up 60 or so chairs, I took a walk around the grounds. Here's what I've got for you...
The place is huge and thoroughly modern by San Pedro standards where until a few years ago building was on a much smaller scale.
The view from the pool. There are actually three pools. One big one with Cowboy Doug's Bar & Grill and then two smaller, more private ones. All were getting pretty full by the time I left...a big Costa Maya weekend crowd.
Though most of the development is complete, there are one or two more buildings going up on the south side. And a pretty big sea wall.
You can see the Ak'Bol dock (great for yoga, swimming and cheap food & drinks) and then the Palapa Bar in the distance. Easy walking distance. And definitely my two favorite docks on the island.
We have had hot relentless sun for the past week...yesterday a few clouds started to fill in and there was a very brief sprinkle. It felt great.
Belize – A Colorful and Exotic Country in Central America
The fabulously colourful and exotic Central American nation of Belize is becoming a more popular vacation destination with North Americans, Brits and Europeans as it becomes more accessible and better known. It’s a stunning Caribbean country with so much varied flora and fauna, with dramatic scenery, untouched coastline and a wealth of things to do and see – so much so that it’s as popular today with backpackers as it is with families and it is as popular with the baby boomers as it is with young couples!
A truly paradise nation, Belize is seriously worth consideration if you’re after a bit of adventure tempered with a laid back lifestyle, and if you like to combine beachcombing with mountain climbing! In other words, there really is something for everyone in Belize and because the US dollar is pegged to the Belizean dollar, Americans will not find it expensive and British and European visitors will find it positively cheap!
In terms of things to do in Belize – how about this for starters – you can explore the rainforest and share the experience with over 500 amazing species of wildlife. You can explore caves and Mayan ceremonial sites, you can island hop by boat, by canoe, kayak or even under your own swimming steam! You can sunbathe until sunset and then watch the sun setting over the ocean or from atop a mountain or a Maya temple. You can snorkel, learn to scuba dive and explore the stunning reefs around the country’s coast, you can fish, hike, bike, be wined and dined and just fall in love with the culture, history and vibe in Belize.
Tropical Storm Ernesto takes aim at Central America
At 5:00 pm EDT on Sunday, the centre of Tropical Storm Ernesto was located about 220 miles south-southwest of Kingston, Jamaica, and about 305 miles east of Cabo Gracias a Dios on the Nicaragua/Honduras border, moving toward the west near 20 mph.
According to the National Hurricane Center in Miami, a gradual turn toward the west-northwest with a further decrease in forward speed is expected during the next 48 hours. On the forecast track, the centre of Ernesto is expected to pass to the south of the Cayman Islands on Sunday night and early Monday and move north of the northeastern coast of Honduras late Monday and Monday night.
Maximum sustained winds are near 50 mph, with higher gusts. Some strengthening is forecast as Ernesto moves over the western Caribbean Sea on Monday and Tuesday. Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 125 miles from the centre.
A tropical storm warning is in effect for Jamaica and a tropical storm watch is in effect for Grand Cayman and the coast of Honduras from the Honduras/Nicaragua border westward to Punta Castilla.
12 Reasons Belize is a Best Place for Honeymoon Travel
Belize Honeymoon, Pre-Trip Planning and Packing, Race and Travel, Romance
When Colin and I got engaged, we spent months agonizing over which country to travel to for our Honeymoon.
At the last minute (read: two weeks before our epic wedding) I impluse-bought us two cheap plane tickets to Belize, a country I knew very little about. It turns out, Belize was a PERFECT Honeymoon destination for us.
Bop through these 12 reasons why we loved Belize, and see if you might like it, too!
1. Belize travel is easy. I’ve voyaged all over the world, including destinations that are notoriously frustrating for tourists, and I declare Belize travel a smooth joy. It’s not just that English is the official language, it’s that Belize has invested real thought and effort into its tourist industry. Signs are clear, there’s plenty of travel guidance online, and employees that we met from all levels of Belize’s tourist industry were wonderful. Which leads to the next point…