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NEWS FLASH!

--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

--AMBERGRIS CAYE NAMED 'BEST ISLAND IN THE WORLD' BY TRIPADVISOR ... FOR SECOND YEAR IN ROW

--NEW FULL-COLOR EDITION OF FODOR'S BELIZE

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--CENTRAL AMERICA GETS ONLY MODEST EUROPEAN TOURIST GROWTH IN 2013; U.K. TRAVELLERS DON'T FAVOR ENGLISH-SPEAKING BELIZE

--TROPIC PLANS SERVICE TO MERIDA

--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

-- HEAVY RAINS AND FLOODS HIT BELIZE

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

--BELIZE OVERNIGHT TOURISM UP 8% THROUGH AUGUST; MAY HIT 300,000 BY YEAREND

--DISCOVERY EXPEDITIONS IN RECEIVERSHIP

-- FLOODS RAVAGE MUCH OF BELIZE

--MENNONITE CHILD KILLED BY AFRICANIZED BEES

-- BELIZE DEBT UPGRADED SLIGHTLY

--NEW SUPERBOND SUCCESSFULLY LAUCHED

-- LAN SLUDER UPDATING LATEST FODOR'S GUIDEBOOK TO BELIZE & TIKAL

--2013 STARTS WITH A BANG WITH DAY OF MAYHEM  AND MURDER IN BELIZE CITY

--A SAD RECORD: 145 HOMICIDES IN 2012

--AMERICAN EXPAT SHOT TO DEATH IN SAN PEDRO; SOFTWARE MILLIONAIRE JOHN MCAFEE SOUGHT FOR QUESTIONING BUT MCAFEE ESCAPES TO USA

--AMERICAN TOURIST STABBED IN BURGLARLY ATTEMPT IN SAN PEDRO

--FOUR SAN PEDRO STUDENTS CHARGED IN MURDER OF SUCCOTZ MAN ON AMBERGRIS CAYE

--MILLION DOLLAR BALE OF COCAINE FOUND AT TURNEFF ATOLL

--BELIZE OPTS NOT TO PAY INTEREST ON SUPER BOND, OFFICIALS SAY LIKELY WON'T PAY DURING GRACE PERIOD; IN TECHNICAL DEFAULT

--TOLEDO LODGE WHERE JAGUAR DIED PARTLY BURNED; ARSON SUSPECTED

--GAS PRICES RISE AGAIN, PREMIUM HITS US$6

--GUATEMALANS ENTER BELIZE BY HUNDREDS, LOOKING FOR GOLD, PLANTS AND TIMBER

 

 

 

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