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The Best of the Central American country of Belize in Social Media, curated to reduce the noise - Updated Daily...http://www.belizenet.com
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The Garifuna Collective Makes Magic On A Steamy Day : NPR

The Garifuna Collective Makes Magic On A Steamy Day : NPR | Belize in Social Media | Scoop.it
Watch an inspiring new video from a group that weaves together African, Amerindian and Latin sounds in a rich and soulful blend.
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Inside The Training Of "The Belize Seals"

Inside The Training Of "The Belize Seals" | Belize in Social Media | Scoop.it

Two and a half months ago, the Coast Guard quite unexpectedly announced that it was training it's first SEAL Team. Now, we all know about the US Navy SEALS, the highly specialized unit that gained iconic status when they took out Osama Bin Laden. But, a Belize SEAL team? It sounded too outlandish to be true. But it is – and we know because we have footage them training today.

 

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Garifuna Collective keeps Belizean music alive

Garifuna Collective keeps Belizean music alive | Belize in Social Media | Scoop.it
Seven years after the death of its leader, the Garifuna Collective from Belize remains on track, with new recordings and a concert tour that brings the group to San Francisco this week.
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10 Reasons to Relocate to Belize

10 Reasons to Relocate to Belize | Belize in Social Media | Scoop.it
While the decision to relocate to a lush, tropical country may have been an easy choice to make, the process of actually picking the country may be an entirely different story.
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Belize’s Persistent Denial of Maya Land Rights

Belize’s Persistent Denial of Maya Land Rights | Belize in Social Media | Scoop.it
Continuing the roller coaster of decisions made regarding the land rights of the Maya people in Toledo district of southern Belize, the Court of Appeal has
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Christian Group Prays Gays into Prison, Casts Spell on Tornado (and Raises the Dead)

Christian Group Prays Gays into Prison, Casts Spell on Tornado (and Raises the Dead) | Belize in Social Media | Scoop.it
One U.S. group, Extreme Prophetic Ministries of Phoenix, lists support for Belize Action as one of its projects. Led by Patricia King, the ministry has been known to pray in mortuaries in an effort to raise the dead. One of its ministers, Caleb Lee Brundridge, reportedly traveled to Uganda in 2009 for an anti-gay conference that helped promote a proposed “kill the gays” law there.
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Marine Conservation Drones

Marine Conservation Drones | Belize in Social Media | Scoop.it
ConservationDrones.org went to Glover's Reef in Belize upon the invitation of the Belize Fisheries Department and Wildlife Conservation Society. We explored the use of unmanned aerial vehicles for ...
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Luxury Retirement Homes in Belize, Panama and Nicaragua

Luxury Retirement Homes in Belize, Panama and Nicaragua | Belize in Social Media | Scoop.it
Americans are starting to head into Central American countries such as Panama, Belize and Nicaragua for retirement, lured not by cheap living but by luxury real estate.
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Recent photo assignment/Slide show in the Wall Street Journal.

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Finding Neverland: A Story of Belize

Finding Neverland: A Story of Belize | Belize in Social Media | Scoop.it
This year my family took its summer vacation to the Central American nation of Belize. We traveled with another family from Charlotte, who had been there before. Between their stories and the thing...
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Why Mayan Communities Are Taking Oil Company to Court

Why Mayan Communities Are Taking Oil Company to Court | Belize in Social Media | Scoop.it

As we noted Ch’oc spoke at a press conference held in Punta Gorda Town. Last night we told you that press conference would be in Belize City – but plans had to change this morning due to heavy rains in the Toledo Districts that made a few of the roads from the villages impassable. So rather than bringing the villagers to the press conference, Ch’oc had to activate his plan b and bring the press to the people. In a quite munificent stroke, SATIIM chartered a Tropic Air Plane and flew down 10 press people for the event. Here’s how it went.

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Darkness brings festival life

Flawless blue skies marked the opening of the 36th annual Vancouver Folk Music Festival this weekend at Jericho Beach.
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I love that they are comparing the Garifuna Collective to Paul Simon in the sixth paragraph ...

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Gold Cup: Own goal dooms Belize against Costa Rica

Gold Cup: Own goal dooms Belize against Costa Rica | Belize in Social Media | Scoop.it

In the 50th minute, defender Dalton Eiley attempted to clear a cross headed for Saborio in front of the goal. Instead, Eiley directed the ball past goalkeeper Woodrow West before falling to the ground in disbelief.

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Ouch!

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10 reasons to dive the Southern Barrier Reef of Belize

10 reasons to dive the Southern Barrier Reef of Belize | Belize in Social Media | Scoop.it

The 2nd biggest barrier reef in the world and the biggest barrier reef in the northern hemisphere. The majority of tourists visit the Northern cayes. Visit Southern Belize and you can dive some of the best dive sites in the world and there are NO other divers!

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American Patricia King Raises The Dead To Retain Belize’s Ban On Gay Sex

American Patricia King Raises The Dead To Retain Belize’s Ban On Gay Sex | Belize in Social Media | Scoop.it
Meet Patricia King, pictured here sporting a tiger print blouse, QVC jewelry, and lesbian haircut. She's a self-published author, self-proclaimed Christian prophet, and the leader of Extreme Prophetic Ministries.
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It is not necessary to criticize people's appearances and dress. Your own position remains stronger if you stick to the issues and have documented facts and well thought out positions. Respect for all.
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Is Belize Becoming the New Celebrity Vacation Destination?

Is Belize Becoming the New Celebrity Vacation Destination? | Belize in Social Media | Scoop.it
Bradley Cooper’s visit to Belize is just one of many recent celebrity sojourns that underscore the little Caribbean country’s coming of age as a tourism destination of choice, according to the Lodge at Chaa Creek.
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Survey: Caribbean coral reefs show 80% loss

Survey: Caribbean coral reefs show 80% loss | Belize in Social Media | Scoop.it
Survey: Caribbean coral reefs show 80% loss
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Betsy Osterberger's curator insight, March 23, 2014 8:32 PM

MLA Citation:

Land, Graham. "Greenfudge.org." Greenfudgeorg Survey Caribbean Coral Reefs Show 80 Loss Comments. Green Fudge Organization, 2 Aug. 2013. Web. 23 Mar. 2014.

Nicole Kearsch's curator insight, September 29, 2014 11:33 PM

Ouch, this is rough.  We know about the loss of the Great Barrier Reef in Australia but who is talking about the loss of coral reef in the Carribean?  No one, and that is a problem.  With the slow loss people don't notice, they see fish and reefs and think everything is fine when in fact years ago the amount was a great deal larger than it is now.  We need to start taking responsibility for our actions and start preventing further damage to the reef before its too late.

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Belize: A Retirement Destination - Learn more about retiring in Belize

Belize: A Retirement Destination - Learn more about retiring in Belize | Belize in Social Media | Scoop.it
A secure, comfortable retirement is every hard worker's dream. But, retirement can be a very costly and nerve racking experience if not planned properly.
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5 Not To Miss Activities In Belize

5 Not To Miss Activities In Belize | Belize in Social Media | Scoop.it
Belize is a popular adventure travel destination thanks to a unique combination of landscapes. Check out this post for the top picks.
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SPLC Report: U.S. groups working to keep criminal statutes barring LGBT sex in Belize and other Caribbean countries | Southern Poverty Law Center

SPLC Report: U.S. groups working to keep criminal statutes barring LGBT sex in Belize and other Caribbean countries | Southern Poverty Law Center | Belize in Social Media | Scoop.it

As LGBT people continue making strides toward equality in the United States, hard-line U.S. religious-right groups that have spent decades demonizing them are focusing their attention – and propaganda – on a legal battle over the criminalization of LGBT sex in Belize, the outcome of which could affect criminal statutes in as many as a dozen other Caribbean countries, according to a SPLC report released today.

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Retirees Head to Luxury Living in Central America

Retirees Head to Luxury Living in Central America | Belize in Social Media | Scoop.it
Retirees in North America head south to Central America's hottest real-estate markets, spending big bucks in Panama, Belize and Nicaragua for exotic living experiences unlike any other in the world.
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Slideshow, part of which is from Belize

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People who can afford this would absolutely love it if they want to get away. There would literally be no one around you and being in a private exotic location with great scenery seems ideal to anyone. But the downside of it is that you are in a foreign land and you never truly know if you can be as safe as you would be in you own home here in America.

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Belize? Why retirees are heading way south of the border

Belize? Why retirees are heading way south of the border | Belize in Social Media | Scoop.it
Americans, breaking from the expat packs in Mexico and Costa Rica, are starting to head into Central American countries such as Panama, Belize and Nicaragua for retirement, lured by luxury real estate and eased requirements for residency.
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My recent assignment for The Wall Street Journal

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Island Life

Island Life | Belize in Social Media | Scoop.it

Ben Popik and his wife used to live in Brooklyn, now they work remotely from a beautiful island in Belize. Expatriating isn't just for retiring Americans and we talk to young people who've opted out of the U.S. for a more tropical lifestyle.

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How Climate Change Led to the Rise and Fall of Maya Civilization

How Climate Change Led to the Rise and Fall of Maya Civilization | Belize in Social Media | Scoop.it
A look at a new report which details how climate change led to the rise and fall of the Maya civilisation. Years of heavy rain led to a population explosion, but then centuries of drought
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Belize gets unique support from back home

Belize gets unique support from back home | Belize in Social Media | Scoop.it

Soon after the elation over clinching a first berth in the CONCACAF Gold Cup had subsided, the work began for Belize.

And it was not just on the training grounds.

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