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Top Stories - May 2010

Placencia Road - Almost Completed!
For years the Placencia PEninsula road has been a driver's nightmare........

From the Chairman's Desk:

We would liek to take this opportunity to Thank ALL our supporters; All our families and friends, All our Placencia people who came out to VOTE for a new change on April 18th,2010.....

What is New with GST?
On April 1,2010 there were changes made to the(GST General Sales Tax)- The Placencia Breeze put together some quick facts that may be .....

2010 BTL Phone Directory
The Placencia BTIA is writing to you in light of concerns raised by our membership in regards to the 2010 BTK Phone Directory.......

Village Council Elections
The villages of Placencia and Seine Bight held their village council elections on Sunday April 18, 2010. This as a part of the nationwide village council elections.......


NOTICE
for a more efficient and effective garbage pickup service, Placencia Sanitation Co. is reminding is customers of their responsibilities and obligation......


Spotlight on Placencia BTIA- Sunova Beach Gift Shop
Gillian Zabaneh moved to Placencia in October, 2000. Shortly after moving to Placencia, she started working at Paradise Vacation Hotel and slowly started to put small gift shop items in the office........

Spotlight on Placencia BTIA- North Beach
Deb & Dave Vernon have been on the Belizean Tourism business for over 20 years. David was born in Placencia. He eventualy moved to Belize City then onward to California as a teenager......


Spotlight on Placencia BTIA- Danube Austrian Restaurant
DABUBE's owners of Herbert and Simone, both from Austria. We moved to Belize in March 2008 and built our restaurant in one of the most pictures places in the world-BELIZE........

Rotary Club of Placencia News
The Rotary Club of Placencia is winding down Rotary Year 2009-2010 with planning for several events and developing plans for the next Rotary Year, which will be in July.....

Develpoing community-based monitoring systems:
World Wildlife Fund(WWF), through it cliamte change adaption project for the Mesoamerican Reef (MAR), has been supporting efforts of communities within Belize and Honduras....

Anerobic versus Anaerobic Exercise- What's the difference?
"Aerobic and Anaerobic" exercise are key parts to any fitness program........

Victoria's Peak....a journey of Discovery
Placencia is so fortunate to have both ocean and mountains within our everyday view. Victoria's peak is the highest peak in Belize at 3,675 feet .....

Mangos
This time of the year there are mangos all over the place on the Placencia Peninsula. Everyone has their favorite variety......

Mangos Cobbler
Here's a mango cobbler recipe from our forum, made with fresh sliced mango.......

Impacts of Belize's New Budget on the Tourism Industry and Employee/Employers
The Placencia BTIA is always looking for ways to provide its membership with information that will help with the smooth running of their business........

BTIA pulls Tourism Together for Emergency Planning!
Belize City, Wednesday, February 24th, 2010- Travel Writer of North Valley Magazine, Eric Fairchild, is currently is country on a 5 day familiariztion trip.......

Earth Day Saturday April 24
On Earth Day 2010, 100 enthusiastic kids aged 10 to 16 and some dedicated parents and Earth Day .supporters turned out for a day of environmental participation and fun at Laughing Bird Caye.......

SUNDAY.....Market Day in Maya Beach
.Every week at 9 am people from all over gathered on the lawns outside Spectarte Gallery to pitch their tents or rent a table and prepare for the social gathering that has become the highlight.......

I Decided to Volunteer
I hadn't really done much of anything for the Humane Society in over a year. It came as a bit of a surprise when I was asked if I remembered......

A (Playful) Work In Process
Have you seen the vibrant new fence at the Placencia Bazaar? Artist Boyard Messenger(who designed and drew the project), Virginia Glessener and Annette Vernon(owner of Placencia Bazaar) at work on the fence.....

Road Landscape Committee seeks to build on success
Working off the success of its beautification of the Seine Bight football field the Peninsula Road Lanscape Project(PRLP) is looking forward to expanding its effort ....

Way Back when- Market Day
When I arrived in Placencia nearly 19 years ago, there was one main grocery store and a hand full of walk-up shops with few canned items, sugar, flour the basics......

BTIA Celebrates its 25th Anniversary
IThe Belize Tourism Board partnered with Maya Regionals to host a breakfast presentaion to over one hundred wholesalers and travel agentsin Guatemala City on Tuesday, April 28th 2010.....

The Tooth Fairy in Coming to Placencia
Early June will see another first for the peninsula with the opening of the Tooth Fairy Dental Clinic......

Hotels and Tours Operators BEWARE SCAM ARTISTS & FRADULENT TOUR OPERATORS
The Belize Tourism Board has recieved numerous complaints about fradulent reservation request and Con artists recieving tourism service but not making payments......

Toledo Cacao Festival- 21st to 23rd May
It's Back, and better than ever! The Festival signature opening events, Wine & Chocolate features live music from Benque musicans Pablo Collado, a specially commissioned performance......

BTIA Celebrates its 25th Anniversary
BTIA celebrated its 25th birthday on April 26th with a press confrence, tourism seminar and cocktail. The press conference in its welcome address took a look back at BTIA.......

Student of the Month ...

Dates You Need to Know...

What's Happening Around Town.....

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