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[29 Jun 2012 | No Comment | ]

The Academic Scholarship Program provides financial assistance to students striving to excel at various levels of education, including high school, colleges and university. The rigorous scholarships selection process is based on academic performance and financial need, and each year assists ten Belizeans who show both academic promise and a desire to further their educational goals.

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[19 Jun 2012 | No Comment | ]

The Summer Solstice, also considered to be the first day of summer, falls on June 20 in the northern hemisphere, making it the longest day of the year. Conversely June 21 in the southern hemisphere is the winter solstice, with the shortest day of the year.

Eco Kids Summer Camp »

[12 Jun 2012 | No Comment | ]

I want to be an Eco Kid because I want to make a positive difference in my beautiful country Belize. I strongly believe that it is young people like myself that will play an instrumental role in the future of Belize and the lessons that will be taught in this camp will lay down the foundation to equip me with the proper knowledge to make the changes.

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[31 May 2012 | No Comment | ]

With its regal yellow breast and heightened alertness this magnificent bird exerts an air of control and vigilance over its surroundings.

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[6 Mar 2012 | One Comment | ]

The toucan’s most distinguished feature is its prolonged bill that is coloured with a mixture of green, red, yellow, or orange and is formed from a substance called keratin which results in the bill being very light but exceptionally strong.

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[29 Feb 2012 | One Comment | ]

Today’s Belize Photo of the Day is the Heliconia Wagneriana. This species is a medium-sized heliconia that has beautiful pale yellow bracts with bright pink cheeks, and thin green borders.

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[28 Feb 2012 | No Comment | ]

Today’s Belize Photo of the Day is the Mexican Creeper which is scientifically known as Antigonon leptopus. Originally from Mexico, this fast growing vine holds via tendrils and is able to reach a height of 40 feet due to its underground tubers and large rootstocks.

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[27 Feb 2012 | One Comment | ]

Findings from new research into the dramatic collapse of the ancient Maya Empire that covered Belize and much of the neighbouring region pose warnings we should heed now, Chaa Creek owner and environmental studies coordinator Mick Fleming said today.

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[23 Feb 2012 | No Comment | ]

Safety is becoming more of a factor in the choice of a Spring break location, and this trend is prompting resorts and their guests to consider safe travel options.

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[21 Feb 2012 | No Comment | ]

Today’s Belize Photo of the Day is the Northern Potoo and its scientific name is Nyctibius jamaicensis. The Northern Potoo is a nocturnal bird that belongs to the potoo family and can be found in Mexico, Belize, Costa Rica and on the islands of Jamaica and Hispaniola.

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[20 Feb 2012 | No Comment | ]

Today’s Belize Photo of the Day is the Yellow Heliconia Caribaea which is a member of the plant family, Heliconiacaea. This tropical flower is native to Central and South America and is abundantly found in Belize, the Amazon rainforest, and some islands in the South Pacific.

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[14 Feb 2012 | No Comment | ]

Today’s Belize Photo of the Day is the Yucatan Banded Gecko which is scientifically known as the Coleonyx elegans. These small nocturnal lizards live primarily in rocky habitats and are strictly terrestrial with very elegant skin marks and red brown skin.

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[11 Feb 2012 | No Comment | ]

Today’s Belize Photo of the Day is the White-tipped Dove and its scientific name is Leptotila verreauxi.

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[10 Feb 2012 | No Comment | ]

Today’s Belize Photo of the Day is the Calabash and its scientific name is the Crescentia cujete. This small evergreen tropical tree belongs to the family of Bignoniaceae and is known to originate from Central America.

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[9 Feb 2012 | No Comment | ]

Today’s Belize Photo of the Day is the White-Collared Manakin and is scientifically known as Manacus candei. These compact forest birds are short-tailed, big-headed, but are quite tiny measuring to a mere 11 cm in length, and 18.5 grams in weight.

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[9 Feb 2012 | No Comment | ]

We recommend Chaa Creek to any soft-adventure traveler – and really want to support the conservation incentives of the Flemings. Jean & I visited Chaa Creek in the fall of 2009. Boy, had it changed since I was there in the early 90′s – back then it was a few thatched huts and outdoor deck / restaurant set on the banks of the Macal River. Of course the location hasn’t changed! But there’s tons more cabanas, an infinity pool that looks like it could be at a luxurious resort (which actually Chaa Creek is now), a proper restaurant aside from the bar….

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[8 Feb 2012 | One Comment | ]

Chocolate, long referred to in Belize as “the food of the gods”, is also known as the food of love, and features prominently during Chaa Creek’s Valentine’s Month of Love celebrations, according to the eco resort’s food and beverage manager Bryony Fleming.

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[8 Feb 2012 | No Comment | ]

Today’s Belize Photo of the Day is the Maya Harp. The Maya Harp is beautifully hand crafted and was an integral part of the Maya society since it was used for religious and healing ceremonies and for cultural and entertainment purposes.

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[3 Feb 2012 | One Comment | ]

Today’s Belize Photo of the Day is the Mottled Owl and its scientific name is Ciccaba Virgata. The Mottled Owl can be found in Northern Mexico, Central America, and Northern South America and lives in extensive, diverse, and wild habitats.

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[1 Feb 2012 | One Comment | ]

If there’s any downside at all to a Belize vacation it’s trying to cram so much into the always too short amount of time you have there. Plan as much as you like; new things always present themselves when you arrive in the Jewel, as Belizeans refer to their country.