A PUBLICATION OF THE PLACENCIA CHAPTER OF THE BELIZE TOURISM
Top Stories - April 2009
9th Annual National Tourism Awards -
The South Shines!!!
On April 22nd, 2009, the Belize Tourism Board held its 9th Annual National Tourism Awards at Old Belize.
The Placencia Tourism Center was nominated for "Best Receptive Service of the Year"....
BTIA's Outstanding Woman of the Year
The Belize Tourism Industry Association (BTIA), in conjunction with the Women's Department, is
pleased to recognize Ms. Maria Vega as our association's outstanding woman of the year for 2009.....
Cacao Fest 22—24 May 2009
During Commonwealth Day holiday weekend, Toledo district once again hosted the Toledo Cacao Festival
organized by the Toledo Chapter of BTIA and the Toledo Cacao Growers Association.....
2nd Annual Whale Shark Day
A SuccessSouthern Environmental Association [SEA], formerly known as Friends
of Nature & TASTE
brought together thirteen (13) community schools from
eight (8) constituent communities....
River Villagers: “Donate Your Used Tyers!”
1st April 2009 - A meeting of Monkey River villagers on Tuesday March 31st welcomed the proposed
botan barrier, which is hoped will provide temporary relief from the rapidly advancing erosion....
Belize Promoted in the Dive Market in Europe
Belize was proudly represented at one of the biggest diveshows in Europe on March 28th and
March 29th at the London International Dive Show (LIDS)....
of Tourism & Civil Aviation Meets With Key Airline Carriers.
Improving and expanding airlift from all markets is of great importance to the tourism industry and
in March, encouraging meetings were held with....
Spotlight On the Placencia BTIA -
In November 2004, Z-TOUCH Beauty Salon opened its doors to the people of Placencia.
Ysela Zabaneh, Louisiana-state certified and licensed hair stylist....
Rotary Club Of Placencia News
March came in like a lion for the Rotary Club of Placencia with two events
back to back early in
the month, the annual District Conference....
Student of the Month: March
Student of the Month: April
Live Lionfish Caught on San Pedro Beach!
Wanted dead or alive – that is the bounty the Fisheries Department put
on the head of the predatory
lionfish after it was sighted in Belize earlier this year. Well today in San Pedro they found a live one.....
Anyone unfamiliar with the biology of the venomous Portuguese man-of-war would
likely mistake it for
a jellyfish. Not only is it not a jellyfish, it's not
even an "it," but a "they....
New Permit Requirements for Foreign Bus Companies and Tour Operators coming into Belize
Below please find information received via the Ministry
of Tourism, Civil Aviation & Culture in regard to
new permit requirements for foreign bus companies and tour operators coming into Belize....
Get Fit Placencia!
The 10 Easiest Vegetables to Grow: Ease into the Garden with These
-- By Jenny Sigler, SparkPeople Contributor....
Scotiabank Belize Education Foundation –
Helping Primary School Students for 3 years in Belize!
The Scotiabank Belize Education Foundation has been assisting primary school students across the
country of Belize for three years running. In 2006, the Senior Management of Scotiabank....
BTB to Host International Conference on Responsible Tourism in Destinations
Belize will host the Third International
Conference on Responsible Tourism (ICRT) in Destinations to
be held from May
18th – May 21st, 2009 (Now postponed until October)....
PMM: Buoyed Up For The New Year
It may come as surprise to many to realize that Placencia Mooring Masters (PMM) is now entering
their third year since starting the Placencia Mooring Buoy Project,....
BTIA Now Holds the Presidency of FEDECATUR
The Belize Tourism Industry Association (BTIA) is pleased to announce that Mrs. Dionne Chamberlain-Miranda,
BTIA President, has been designated as President of the Federation of Chambers of Tourism ....
Thank You Placencia Humane Society
Dear Placencia Humane Society,
I want to thank the Placencia Humane Society first and foremost, for its interest
in animals, in their well being, protection, health, and in making sure they are in good, caring homes. ....
Earth Hour 2009
Commenced in 2007 as a collaborative agreement between Sydney, Australia and the World Wildlife Fund,
and since 2008 it has become a global movement, Earth Hour offers the opportunity.....
Night Skies over Placencia:
Northers Really Blow. So Why are the Fish Not Biting?
When the seasonal ‘Northers’ blow, the water cools down, the waves whip up the ocean, the currents are all
stirred up and it may take a day or two for the fish to adjust and begin feeding again....
How to Memorize Numbers
The average person can hold a set of about seven digits in her working memory at any given time. Using the
techniques below, however, you can memorize many, many more. The key is to....
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