My informants have also advised me there are powers to be, working behind Pedro’s back, considering Toad’s suggestion of adopting laws closer to those of Alaska.
There is the Polar Bear club, formerly underground ( rather under water ) that would cut holes in the ice, get naked and jump into the ice water. Now that the practice has been legalized, there is concern from the lower 48 that the health care system in Alaska will be over burdened with cases of pneumonia and these people might be seen sitting naked during snow storms on public streets.
It is still technically illegal to participate in the activity if you pay someone to cut the hole in the ice for you. But if you do it on your own, make your own clothes and don’t actively recruit others to join your club, the authorities will look the other way. Yeah right, until the likes of Pamela Anderson join the club.
Belize doesn't think it will be a concern that those undesirerable individuals with flock to AC to start charging to cut holes in the ice. Sometimes they they have all the answers. Rather sometimes they come up with these answers to justify these decisions.