A PUBLICATION OF THE PLACENCIA CHAPTER OF THE BELIZE TOURISM
Top Stories - March 2009
Grayson Sierra: the Artist behind the Lobsterfest T-shirt Design 2009
Grayson Sierra is the talented artist whoís design won for the Lobsterfest 2009 t-shirt......
Monkey River Braced For Catastrophy
Villagers are looking fearfully towards the sea today as the erosion at Monkey River Village threatens
the latest street of houses to
succumb to erosion......
Belize: Whale Sharks 2009
SEA manages whale shark tourism at Gladden Spit in Belize, with direct input from a whale shark working group made up of national stakeholders. A set of guidelines.....
The original Friends of Nature Belize, now Southern
Environmental Association (SEA Belize<, was formed in 1993 when a group of Placencia residents,....
Save Our Sidewalk!
New Arrivals are in at The Tourism Center
A little over a month ago, the BTIA Save our Sidewalk (S.O.S.) Committee decided that the first phase of the sidewalk revival project should be signage. The committee decided that we needed some sidewalk signs.....
Placencia Road: No More Shaken and Stirred!
The long awaited paving of the Placencia Peninsula is finally underway and
is moving at a rapid pace.
Currently the paving of the road from
just south of Serenity Resort....
Belize Tourism Industry Association conducts Bi-Annual General Meeting
The Belize Tourism Industry Association (BTIA) conducted its Bi-Annual General
Meeting at Radisson Fort George Hotel and Marina on May 27th. Approximately
135 tourism industry stakeholders....
Project Development Director appointed at the Ministry of Tourism
Belize City, Wednesday, June 3rd, 2009 – The Ministry of Tourism, Civil Aviation & Culture and the Belize Tourism Board, are pleased to announce the new addition to its team, Mr.
Noel Jacobs, Project Development Director....
Youth Business Trust Belize Welcomes New Development
Volunteer, Olivia Wilmot
Youth Business Trust Belize is pleased to welcome to the YBTB team, Ms. Olivia Wilmot, a Master of Public Service Candidate at the University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service. ....
on Placencia BTIA: La Dolce Vita
La Dolce Vita is a wonderful Italian restaurant located in Placencia Village, upstairs of Wallen's Market.
Many visitors have been delighted with this cozy, intimate restaurant....
Update: Rotary Club in Placencia
As the Rotary Year 2008-2009 winds down, the Rotary Club of Placencia focused
on the last events for this year and started discussions and planning for the
projects and events....
SEA At Work Protecting Our Waters
On February 11th Southern Environmental Association (SEA: formerly Friends of
Nature/TASTE) Special Enforcement Team arrested four Honduran fishermen actively night fishing .....
Beach and Road Signs are Installed
by S.O.S. Committee
Our beach and road access signs are finally up!
The beach access signs have been installed by the access toward Miramar Apartments
which is north of Scotia Bank, the Scotia Bank access....
Tour Guide Training Course
beginning July 6, 2009.
Schedule - Mon, Wed, & Fri. - 6 – 9 pm: Instructor – David
Vernon. Registration fee is $100 which includes purchase of Tour Guide Training
Manual Exam fees are $75 per....
Rural Schools Can Excel!
It is often thought that rural schools in Belize are somehow second class.
It’s true that they labour under many difficulties which schools in more developed areas don’t have....
May Student of the Month
Get Fit Placencia! Why Exercise Is Cool
Kids exercise all the time without even thinking of it. Just being active, like when you run around outside or play kickball at school, is a kind of exercise....
A New Preschool for Placencia
The Placencia Preschool Parents Association, together with the Ministry of Education and St John’s Memorial Primary School, has decided that a new preschool is needed ....
What is World Oceans Day?
Created in 1992 at the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, although not
yet officially designated by the United Nations, World Oceans Day is an opportunity
each year to celebrate our world oceans....
Placencia Mooring Masters: Sprung into Action
Placencia Mooring Masters (PMM) is a voluntary community organization comprised of marine tourism stakeholders & community members, our mandate to help protect Belize's Reef through the installation of anchor mooring buoys....
Pickled Parrot Second Annual Chilli Cook Off
By Wende Bryan:
Twelve chili entries were judge by over 40 eager volunteers and once again the
voting was close.....
PHS April Clinic Report:
Feral Feline Control in Placencia
The Placencia Humane Society is in process of importing 15 live cat traps. With these traps PHS has a unique opportunity to implement an aggressive program to reduce the overpopulation of cats....
Rules of the Road – Bicycling on the Road
Bicycles in many places are considered vehicles, and cyclists have the same rights and the same responsibilities to follow the rules of the road as motorists. When riding, always....
Beauty Tips by Ysela
Simple At Home 20 Minute Facial
(Using readily available facial products!)
Night Skies over Placencia:
That Really Bright Light in the Eastern Sky?
The Planet Venus, NOT a Moorings Mast Light! By the 21st June, the planet Mars will be snuggling up to the planet Venus, so it’s quite a bright ‘star show’ right now in the early morning sky!
Amazing Math: "The Golden Mean"
You Need to Know...
Many artists and architects have proportioned their works to approximate the form of the golden rectangle, which has been considered aesthetically pleasing....
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