Belize

What is Belize known for?


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, 2011 In Central America, the only English-speaking nation is Belize, and like the other six Central American (UNCAF) nations, the unqualified term ''football'' refers to association football, as used in the Football Federation of Belize and in the Belize Premier Football League. thumbnail left Wartburg Castle from Germany SST 2007 (Image:WartburgSST.JPG) Started in 1968, Goshen College's Study Service Term (SST) is a unique program. Goshen was one of the pioneers of colleges in offering programs abroad, due in part to its Mennonite heritage of missions and foreign service, particularly Mennonite Central Committee. International education is a requirement for all students at Goshen College. Approximately 70-80 percent of students complete the requirement by participating in SST. Students are required to spend one semester abroad in a country or complete an intercultural experience in the US. They study the language and culture for six weeks at a foreign university, then do service for the remaining six weeks. Service may include working at a hospital, nursing home, kindergarten, or missionary service. Goshen College students currently may visit Cambodia, Nicaragua, China, Tanzania, Peru, Senegal, and Egypt. Previous SST spots include Dominican Republic, Costa Rica, Ethiopia, Germany, Nicaragua, Honduras, Belize, Cuba, Haiti, Poland, South Korea, Indonesia, Mali, and Ivory Coast. Over 7,000 students and 230 faculty members have journeyed to 23 different countries as part of SST.


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legal sense

War II neutral throughout the war (World War II). A more extreme example was the Indo-Pakistani War of 1947, in which George VI, as head of state of both warring nations, was, in a legal sense, at war with himself. Similarly, in 1983 Queen Elizabeth II was monarch of Grenada when her governor-general there (List of Governors-General of Grenada) requested the invasion of the country (invasion of Grenada) by a number of other Caribbean states, including some that were


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The barge then proceeded along the coast looking for another place to offload and continuing to meet stiff resistance. The Mexican Navy denied it entrance to their waters. It made it as far south as Belize, again being rejected, before returning to New York. Upon arrival it was met with a temporary restraining order and a heated legal battle preventing it from docking. In October, the trash was finally incinerated (incinerator) in Brooklyn and the resulting ash was buried where it originated, in Islip. thumb 400px Maya glyphs in stucco at the ''Museo de sitio'' in Palenque (Image:Palenque glyphs-edit1.jpg), Mexico. An example of text in a Mesoamerican language written in an indigenous Mesoamerican writing system '''Mesoamerican languages''' are the languages indigenous (Indigenous peoples of the Americas) to the Mesoamerican cultural area, which covers southern Mexico, all of Guatemala and Belize and parts of Honduras and El Salvador. The area is characterized by extensive linguistic diversity containing several hundred different languages and seven major language families. Mesoamerica is also an area of high linguistic diffusion in that long-term interaction among speakers of different languages through several millennia has resulted in the convergence of certain linguistic traits across disparate language families. The Mesoamerican sprachbund is commonly referred to as the Mesoamerican Linguistic Area. *''Yucatecan'' **Yucatec (Yucatec Maya language) (• ''Yucatán, Campeche (Campeche (state)), Quintana Roo, Belize, N Guatemala''  • 750,000 **Mopán (Mopan language) • ''N Guatemala, Belize''  • 11,000 *'''El Coronado''': an unstable South American state in a film of the same name, presumably named after Francisco Coronado. *'''El Honduragua''': a country in Central America from the sketch show ''Spitting Image'', whose politics are dominated by fascist (Fascism) parties all supported by the United States. Its name is a portmanteau of El Salvador, the British Honduras (now Belize) and Nicaragua. *'''El Paradiso''': the remote, revolution-prone South American island in Harold Lloyd's ''Why Worry?'' International programs Vancouver Island University offers exchange programs that allow students to study for one or two semesters overseas while remaining registered at Vancouver Island University. Current partner institutions are located in Australia, England, Finland, France, Japan, Korea, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, and the USA. Vancouver Island University also offers short-term study abroad options in some program areas; destination countries include Belgium, Belize, the Cook Islands, Indonesia, Italy, USA (New York), Tanzania, Korea, France, and Spain. Additionally, Vancouver Island University supports field schools, co-ops, practicum placements and development projects, has sister-school agreements with Japan, Korea and Thailand and educational alliances with schools in Taiwan, China, Mexico, India and Turkey. * '''Barbados''' - Billie Miller (1994-2008) * '''Belize''' - Said Musa (1998-2002) * '''Canada''' - Following the band's breakup Reis focused his energy on running Swami Records and continued to play with the Sultans until their breakup in January 2007. He then formed The Night Marchers, with whom he currently performs. Reichert founded and runs the online merchandise company Merch Lackey. O'Beirne teaches project management and marketing at a San Diego high school, while Crane left San Diego semi-permanently for Belize. Stamets continues to perform in San Diego-area bands such as Beehive & the Barracudas. Rubalcaba became part-owner of the independent record store Thirsty Moon Records in the Hillcrest area of San Diego and plays with the bands Earthless and Off! (Off! (band)). He also joined Reis in the Sultans for infrequent performances until that group's breakup in January 2007. * Bahamas (Embassy of the Bahamas in Washington, D.C.) * Belize (Embassy of Belize in Washington, D.C.) * Bolivia (Embassy of Bolivia in Washington, D.C.) In 1970 Pan Am gave up its stake in SAHSA and TAN (Transportes Aéreos Nacionales) took over, but SAHSA continued to operate independently. TAN acquired the first Jet airliner in Honduras, a Boeing 737-200 in June 1974 and started international operations between Miami and Honduras. SAHSA acquired a Boeing 737-200 in October 1974 and later acquired Boeing 727-200's. SAHSA began operations between Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Belize and New Orleans. Following the acquisition of jet aircraft in the 1970s the airline opened up International Routes. These included Houston, New Orleans, Miami, Belize, Grand Cayman, Managua, Guatemala


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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.


highly diverse

of Belize flora is highly diverse considering the small geographical area. The south contains the low mountain range of the Maya Mountains. The highest point in Belize is Doyle's Delight at


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''' are abundant. Pineapples, papayas, bananas and plantains are also grown and sold in roadside markets. * A famous hot sauce in Belize is '''Marie Sharp's''' made from the very potent local habanero pepper. It comes in a variety of flavours (mild, hot, extremely hot). * That odd looking salsa on your table is really ceviche. Ceviche -also spelled as cebiche or seviche- is a citrus-marinated seafood dish. The Belizeans use fresh raw conch and vegetables. * Papusas are maize pancakes with different toppings sold in stalls on the streets in San Pedro town . It is the cheapest option if you want to eat on a budget. Eating in San Pedro can be expensive if you eat at the tourist restaurants; however if you find the local places, meals can be very inexpensive and very tasty. Drink Belikin is the national beer and comes in four varieties: Premium, Beer, Stout, and Lighthouse Lager. Guinness Stout is also available in Belize but it's also brewed by the Belikin Brewing Co. All are sold in returnable bottles, so make sure you are aware of the deposit if you are taking your beverages to go. One Barrel Rum is the locally-distilled molasses-tasting rum and Traveller's Liquors' distillery is on the Northern Highway about 6 miles from Belize City with a gift shop and hospitality bar. You can purchase rum in a variety of colours and sizes, up to a 70 gallon cask. Both are widely available around the country. But if you also like wine there is cashew wine (which is very popular in Belize), ginger wine, sorrel wine and blackberry wine. Learn There are great opportunities for scuba diving off of Belize atolls. Check out reefci for some very interesting 1 week adventures that are both informative conservation education as well as great scuba diving. If you want to learn about Belize's history the Museum of Belize, House of Culture, and of course, travelling and discovering are recommended. Stay safe Violent gang-related crime is high as of late, especially in Belize City and surrounding areas. The violence is related to narcotic trafficking and the struggle for power in the streets. Theft and assaults are common in some parts of the country. Travelers should maintain a high degree of vigilance. Like South Africa, Belize can be equally as safe as it is dangerous. Because of gaps in the economy and the lack of social welfare, many of the poor areas are prone to crime. Exercise caution, avoid areas that have obvious amounts of poverty or crime, and Belize can be a very safe and rewarding country. Belize City is the most dangerous area in Belize, although it's very easy to be safe there. Remain in the tourist zone that runs just north of the marina to the southern extension to the east of the main canal. There are plenty of khaki tourist police monitoring the area and, should you have a problem, feel free to approach them. Just exercise common sense and do not go wandering around alone after dark. Stay near tourist areas or other commercial zones. Belize City south side is beautiful as well as dangerous. Otherwise, Belize City is a great place to go if you want to eat, learn, or shop. Other areas of Belize are generally safe, but like any other place in the world, one should always have some skepticism when dealing with strangers. Most are genuinely helpful, but it never hurts to be cautious. Under Section 53 of the Belize criminal code, homosexual activity, even between consenting adults, is a criminal offence punishable by up to 10 years' imprisonment, although this law has apparently never been enforced and is currently being challenged in court. Additionally, under Section 5(1) of the Immigration Act, the government is entitled to deny LGBT travelers entrance to Belize. There are also no legal protections in place for victims of anti-gay discrimination in Belize. Stay healthy Belize is a relatively healthy country. Bottled water is a must in most areas. And, unless you eat only at ultra-touristic restaurants, dysentery will probably strike at some point; be prepared with over-the-counter medication and prescription antibiotics. The CDC lists all of Belize except Belize City as a malaria risk area, and recommends the antimalarial drug chloroquine. Dengue fever is also a risk in Belize. Other drugs may also be recommended in certain circumstances - consult a qualified professional specialist. Insect mosquito bites should be prevented with appropriate clothing, repellents and insecticides, and bed nets if sleeping in non-air-con unscreened rooms. The sun, as anywhere else in the tropics, is very intense. A hat, high-SPF sunscreen, and sunglasses should do you fine. Many places in Belize are very hot and humid, and dehydration is a risk. An expat suggests to drink as much water as you want, and then drink that much again. The adult '''HIV AIDS prevalence''' rate is currently at ''2.5%'' or ''one in every forty'' adults. Respect Belizeans are some of the most socially relaxed people in the world, especially if you venture inland away from the tourist islands of Ambergris Caye and Caye Caulker. The pace of life is generally slower in Belize, so it's good practice to begin any social interaction, even to ask a quick question, with eye contact and a genuinely pleasant greeting. Most rural Belizeans enjoy casual conversation and you could easily find yourself chatting it up for a few hours. Hey, it's part of the charm! The Maya communities can be a little more reserved at times. As always, a little respect and politeness will carry you through. Connect Payphones are the most common public phones and accept pre-purchased phone cards. Internet cafés can be found in larger tourist areas, but are infrequent in rural areas. The government previously did not allow Skype and forced tourists to call out of the country using its own government-owned phone company. In a recent change the main telephone company, Belize Telemedia Limited, has removed blocks from all voice over internet protocol services. Applications such as Skype and Vonage are now able to work within the country and may prove to be a cheaper medium of communication when calling back home. Wikipedia:Belize Dmoz:Regional Central America Belize


heavy population

, specifically the native Taíno (Taíno people), born in Haiti (formerly Saint-Domingue). The heavy population of Africans on the island established by the French (French colonization of the Americas) and Spanish (Conquistador) diluted the generations of so-called "marabous" over the decades, and virtually all Haitians (Demographics of Haiti) today of Amerindian descent are assumed to also possess Black African ancestry. Several other terms exist for the "marabou"


programs offering

, Italy, Japan, New Zealand, Mexico, Poland, Puerto Rico, Russia, Spain, South Africa, and Turkey. With programs offering studies in art, business, computer science, education, engineering, environmental studies, health care, linguistics, the social sciences, theater and more. In addition to tuition and fee expenses, each program has a price range of $2,000 to $4,500. http: studyabroad.wayne.edu programs region_AM.html http: studyabroad.wayne.edu programs subject.htm


largest family

density population density The Arawakan languages are spoken over a large swath of territory, from the eastern slopes of the central Andes Mountains in Peru and Bolivia, across the Amazon basin of Brazil, southward into Paraguay and northward into to Suriname, Guyana, Venezuela, and Colombia on the northern coast of South America, and even as far north as Belize and Guatemala. It is the largest family in the Americas with the respect to number of languages (also including much internal branching) and covers the widest geographical area of any language group in Latin America. The Island Carib language is now extinct (extinct language), although Caribs still live on Dominica, Trinidad, St. Lucia and St. Vincent. Despite its name, Island Carib was an Arawak language, as is its derived modern language Garífuna (Garifuna language) (or Black Carib), which is thought to have about 590,000 speakers in Honduras, Nicaragua, Guatemala and Belize. The Garifuna are the descendants of Caribs and black (Black people) escaped slaves (Maroon (people)) of African origin, transferred by the British from Saint Vincent (Saint Vincent (island)) to islands in the Bay of Honduras in 1796. The Garifuna language continues the women's Arawak-based Island Carib language and only a few traces remain of the men's Carib speech. *''Sabal uresana'' Trel. (William Trelease) – Sonoran Palmetto (Chihuahua (Chihuahua (state)) and Sonora, Mexico) *''Sabal yapa'' C.Wright (Charles Wright (botanist)) ex Becc. – Cana Rata (Yucatán Peninsula, Belize, and Cuba

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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