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--BELIZE DOLLAR PEG TO U.S. DOLLAR: WILL IT CONTINUE AT 2 TO 1?

--WILL BELIZE DEFAULT ON SUPERBOND PAYMENT IN FEBRUARY?

--EARL HITS NEAR BELIZE CITY AS CAT 1 HURRICANE; FLOODING, LOSS OF PIERS AND SOME DAMAGE REPORTED ON AMBERGRIS CAYE, CAYE CAULKER, SAN IGNACIO AND ELSEWHERE BUT NO LOSS OF LIFE

--NEW FODOR'S BELIZE EDITION SET FOR PUBLICATION IN 2017; LAN SLUDER AND ROSE LAMBERT-SLUDER UPDATE THIS BEST-SELLING GUIDEBOOK

--OVERNIGHT TOURIST ARRIVALS HIT RECORD FOR FIRST HALF OF 2016

--FIRE DESTROYS ENTIRE BLOCK OF DOWNTOWN SAN PEDRO, AMBERGRIS CAYE

--IMPROVED AIR CONNECTION FROM LONDON

--HILTON TO OPEN RESORT ON AMBERGRIS CAYE

-- INCREASING NUMBER OF NONSTOP FLIGHTS TO BELIZE HELP DRIVE TOURISM GROWTH -- SEE NEWS SECTION OF THIS SITE FOR ALL NONSTOP FLIGHTS

-- TENSIONS WITH GUATEMALA ON RISE AGAIN

--SAN PEDRO NAMED TOP DESTINATION IN CENTRAL AMERICA BY TRIPADVISOR; SAN IGNACIO IN TOP 10

--TOURIST DIES IN JET SKI ACCIDENT IN COROZAL BAY

--BELIZE AND GUATEMALA SKIRMISH NEAR SOUTHERN BELIZE BORDER

--FEMALE CHICAGO TOURIST MURDERED NEAR GUATEMALA BORDER IN CAYO

-- CANADIAN FILMMAKER LIVING IN BELIZE KILLED NEAR SPANISH LOOKOUT

--BELIZE CONTINUES TO BE BELIZE

--TWO AMERICANS MURDERED IN TEAKETTLE VILLAGE

-- QRP PROGRAM INFORMATION NO LONGER ON BELIZE TOURIST BOARD WEBSITE; POTENTIAL RETIREES CONFUSED

--CRIME AND MAYHEM CONTINUE IN BELIZE; NOBODY SEEMS TO PAY MUCH ATTENTION

-- COPA BEGINS SERVICE TO BELIZE FROM PANAMA

--SOUTHWEST TO BEGIN SERVICE TO BELIZE FROM HOUSTON HOBBY

--TRIPADVISOR NAMES HAMANASI IN HOPKINS #2 HOTEL IN WORLD FOR GREAT SERVICE

--FUEL PRICES EDGE UP; REGULAR NOW BZ$11.56

--BTIA'S BETEX COMING

--REVOLVING DOOR AT TOURISM MINISTRY: ESQUIVEL-FRAMPTON RESIGNS AS BTB DIRECTOR

--FYFFES AND CHIQUITA PLAN TO MERGE, CREATING WORLD'S LARGEST BANANA PRODUCER

--ARMED HOLD-UP ON MOUNTAIN PINE RIDGE ROAD

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--REPORT FOR 2013: BELIZE UNEMPLOYMENT RATE FALLS BUT STILL HIGH AT 14.2%; INFLATION LOW AT 1.6%; TRADE IMBALANCE WORSENS

--CHANGES IN BELIZE HOTEL OWNERSHIP/MANAGEMENT ANNOUNCED

--BELIZE RESORTS SCORE WELL IN TRIPADVISOR'S NEW RANKINGS

--CONTENTIOUS MEETING IN INDEPENDENCE ON NCL PORT ON HARVEST CAYE; EIA SAID FLAWED

--MORE GUATEMALAN TROOPS STATIONED IN EL PETEN

--KIDNAPPINGS IN COPPER BANK AND BULLET TREE

--NEW EDITION OF TREES OF BELIZE PUBLISHED

--GAY MAN STABBED TO DEATH IN BELIZE CITY; FAMILY AND LGBT GROUPS CALL IT A 'HATE CRIME'

-- BELIZE MAKES NEW YORK TIMES '52 PLACES TO GO IN 2014' LIST

--2013 MURDER RATE DROPS BY ONE-THIRD; BELIZE HAS AMONG LOWER HOMICIDE RATES IN REGION

--CANADIAN MISSIONARY ATTACKED IN CAYO, BODY FOUND IN GUATEMALA

--'SHARK' RUM DEBUTS FROM BELIZE

--NEW FODOR'S BELIZE BY LAN SLUDER SET FOR PUBLICATION IN EARLY FEBRUARY 2014

--FITCH CUTS BELIZE RATINGS ON SUPERBONDS

--RAIN AND FLOODS CONTINUE TO PLAGUE BELIZE

--POLICE SAY HOMICIDE AND MOST CRIME RATES WAY DOWN THIS YEAR

-- APRIL THE TAPIR PASSES AT BELIZE ZOO

-- CANADIAN EXPAT MURDERED IN CONSEJO

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--LONGTIME HOPKINS HOTEL OWNER KILLED IN AUTO ACCIDENT ON HUMMINGBIRD

 

 

 

 

 

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Fodor's, one of the world's oldest and most respected guidebook publishing companies, will publish a new 7th edition of Fodor's Belize. Lan Sluder, the author of all 6 previous editions is at work now updating the guide. Rose Lambert-Sluder, who has been traveling in Belize since she was 3 years old and who recently received her MFA in writing from the University of Oregon, has been tapped by Fodor's to also work on the new edition. You can buy the present 6th edition at a savings on Amazon HERE

 

Tale of Two Retirement Towns: 

Corozal, Belize, and Boquete, Panama

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Lan "The-Belize-Answer-Man" Sluder is editor of Belize First Magazine and the author of several books on Belize, including San Pedro Cool, Belize First Guide to Mainland Belize, Adapter Kit: Belize, Easy Belize and Living Abroad in Belize. His new guidebook, Fodor's Belize, is now in bookstores worldwide. If he can't answer your question, he'll find someone who can.
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