Belize

What is Belize known for?


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. However, after Hurricane Hattie the government had to divert funds earmarked for the construction of the highway to disaster relief, so the highway does not in fact run through Belize. *Green Jay videos on the Internet Bird Collection *Stamps (for Belize, Venezuela) (shows RangeMap) *


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to clearing routes, distributing supplies, and making buildings and electrical cables safe, ''Cardiff''’s surgeon and medical team monitored sanitation.

Captain Dale Worthington Royal Fleet Auxiliary, are relieving soldiers of No7 Company Coldstream Guards, who have been helping distribute relief aid on the island of Caye Caulker. HMS Cardiff''s surgeon and medical team are on hand to treat any injuries and are monitoring the sanitation and health situation. In addition to clearing routes, making buildings safe and continuing to ensure food and water is distributed, the Ship''s Companies are also making safe electric cables so that no further damage is caused when power to the island is eventually restored.


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into direct contact with a giant serpent, Ochan (Och-Kan). It was through this experience that he completed his initiation rites and gained the knowledge that is needed to become a powerful shaman. * Remains, known as Kennewick Man, are found in 1996 on the Columbia River near Kennewick, Washington. A skull and more than 300 bones and bone fragments were found at the site, making up among the oldest, best preserved, and most complete human remains ever found in North America. Initial


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wider security interests, and supporting international peacekeeping efforts. The Mission of the Armed Forces, armedforces.co.uk They are active and regular participants in NATO and other coalition operations. Britain is also party to the Five Power Defence Arrangements. Recent operations have included wars in Afghanistan (War in Afghanistan (2001–present)) and Iraq (Iraq War), the 2000 intervention


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They provided relief aid to the island of Caye Caulker, near Belize, in the wake of Hurricane Keith. In addition to clearing routes, distributing supplies, and making buildings and electrical cables safe, ''Cardiff''’s surgeon and medical team monitored sanitation.


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#Convention and background Convention Concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage that was adopted by UNESCO in 1972. In 1996 the Reserve System was designated a World Heritage Site because of its vulnerability and the fact that it contains the most important and significant natural habitats for in-situ conservation of biodiversity (according to criteria VII, IX, and X). Belize also became the first country in the world to completely ban bottom trawling in December 2010. "Guatemalans trawling in Belize’s southern waters". Channel 5 Belize. 27 February 2013. Retrieved on 28 February 2013. "Belize Bans Bottom Trawling in Exclusive Economic Zone". Oceana.org.8 December 2010. Retrieved on 28 February 2013. Despite these protective measures, the reef is under threat from oceanic pollution (Marine pollution) as well as uncontrolled tourism, shipping, and fishing. The main threats are hurricanes, along with global warming and the resulting increase in ocean temperatures, "Coral Collapse in Caribbean". BBC News. 4 May 2000. Retrieved on 21 October 2011. which cause coral bleaching. It is claimed by scientists that over 40% of Belize's coral reef has been damaged since 1998. Climate


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on imported petroleum for its energy needs. In 2006, the cultivation of newly discovered crude oil in the town of Spanish Lookout has presented new prospects and problems for this developing nation. The country also has considerable


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Party''' is one of two major political parties in the Central American country Belize, and the main opposition party. It is a Christian democratic (Christian democracy) party. The party leader is Francis Fonseca. The '''United Democratic Party''' (UDP) is one of the two major political parties in Belize, and currently the ruling party, having won the 2008 general elections (Belizean general election, 2008). A centre-right conservative party, it is currently led by Dean Barrow. Ecology The Nassau grouper lives in the sea, preferring to be near reefs; it is one of the largest fish to be found around Coral Reefs. It can be found anywhere from the shoreline to nearly water that are up to 100 m deep. The Nassau Grouper lives in the western Atlantic Ocean, from Bermuda, Florida and the Bahamas in the north to southern Brazil, but it is only found in a few places in the Gulf of Mexico, most notably along the coast of Belize.


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, Malaysia, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Peru, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, Suriname, Switzerland, Taiwan, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, United States, Uruguay, Venezuela, Zimbabwe. There are about 1.5 million Mennonites worldwide as of 2006. 2006 Mennonite & Brethren in Christ World Membership - Mennonite


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of the 20th century), George E. Davis (founder of the discipline of Chemical Engineering), Bernard Lovell (a pioneer of radio astronomy), Alan Turing (one of the founders of computer science and artificial intelligence), Tom Kilburn and Frederic Calland Williams (who developed Small-Scale Experimental Machine (SSEM) or "Baby", the world's first stored-program computer at Victoria University of Manchester in 1948), Irene Khan (current

Belize

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With The country's population growth rate of 1.97% per year (2013) is the second highest in the region and one of the highest in the Western Hemisphere (List of countries by population growth).

Belize's abundance of terrestrial and marine species and its diversity of ecosystems give it a key place in the globally significant Mesoamerican Biological Corridor.

Belize has a diverse society, with many cultures and languages. Originally part of the British Empire, it shares a common colonial history with other Anglophone Caribbean countries. From 1862 to 1973 the area went by the name of British Honduras. It became an independent Commonwealth realm in 1981, retaining Queen Elizabeth II (Elizabeth II) as head of state.

In general, Belize is considered a Central American and Caribbean nation with strong ties to the entire Latin American and Caribbean region. Belize is a member of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC), and the Central American Integration System (SICA), the only country to hold full membership in all three regional organisations.

Belize is known for its September Celebrations (September Celebrations of Belize), and is the birthplace of chewing gum (Chicle) last Ryan first Jennifer year 1995 chapter The Garifuna and Creole culture of Belize explosion of punta rock title Popular Music: Style and Identity editor Will Straw, Stacey Johnson, Rebecca Sullivan, Paul Friedlander, Gary Kennedy pages 243–248 ISBN 0771704593

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