once again to BELIZEmagazine.com - The Internet Magazine of
Belize. In this our fifth edition, we mark the beginning of
our second year. And we are once again proud of the work by
our staff and our contributors to bring to you our readership
some of the best quality Belizean content available on the Internet.
this January 2005 edition of BELIZEmagazine.com, our '20
Questions' interview guest is again a well known Belizean
that locals and visitors alike would no doubt recognize by his
voice from the morning show on Love FM, Mr. Nuri Muhammad. In
our exclusive interview with the radio personality and Director
of Youth For The Future, you will meet the man behind the voice
and the mission to give the youth of Belize direction in these
the January edition, we travelled to Belize City's latest attraction,
the Old Belize Cultural &
Historical Center. We visited the new Belize
Tourist Village to explore the controversy surrounding the
cruise ship industry and its impact on the future of tourism
in Belize. We also report on the largest bird found in Belize
in 'Tropical Backyard Birding',
that being the Great Blue heron.
have take an in depth look at the land
boom in the real estate market down in the Toledo District
before journeying down the New
River from Corozal Bay. Further a field we head up the Western
Highway to the Belize Maya archaeological
site of Xunantunich. We then go fishing
with famed fishing guide Charlie Leslie before heading back
in time for a crossing of the
Bay of Honduras with Captain Morrell on the Golf Cruza.
We also will introduce you to a taxi
driver in Belize City that will warm your heart with conversation
as he takes you through his world of side streets.
in this edition, we are starting a column 'Happy
Hour - Tropical Cocktails' Recipes with a Belizean Flavor, sponsored
by Travellers Liquors Ltd. Alfredo Villoria of Dem Dats
Doin, the co-founder and co-owner of the Toledo Botanical Arboretum
located in the heart of the Toledo District, becomes a contributing
writer providing the content for 'It's
a Plant's Life too'. We also will be providing suggested
itineraries for road trips
that will take you beyond the borders of Belize.
always we would like to thank our sales staff, our staff writers,
photographers and the entire in-house support team as well as
our contributors for the hours upon hours of hard work required
make possible to you this January 2005 edition of BELIZEmagazine.com
- The Internet Magazine of Belize. We would also like to thank
our advertisers for making this edition possible. As with all
advertising revenues, a portion of all ad dollars from BELIZEmagazine.com
go directly towards the funding of BelizeRivers.org, an environmental
initiative for the promotion & protection of the rivers
of Belize. Over and above our commitments to BelizeRivers.org,
we are announcing in this edition that we will contribute a
portion of our 2005 ad revenues to relief organizations helping
the people of South Asia overcome the unprecedented devastation
and calamity caused by the earthquakes on December 26, 2004.
hope that you will enjoy this edition of BELIZEmagazine.com
- The Internet Magazine of Belize. Please use our BELIZEmagazine.com
search function to find all articles on any specific topic.
By using the arrows at the top and bottom of each page, the
magazine is easiest to navigate, just like turning the pages
of a print magazine.
closing, on behalf of the entire staff, we wish you and yours
a very happy and prosperous New Year, hopefully filled with
many exciting and relaxing days and hours in the beautiful country
Belize, the Land by the Caribe Sea.