Greetings and Happy New Year!
With the publishing of the January 2006 edition of BELIZEmagazine.com
- The Internet Magazine of Belize, we begin out third year online.
We are very pleased to report that our readership continues
to grow by leaps and bounds with each new edition. In fact,
our October 2005 edition had over 25,000 readers accessing the
In this January 2006, Volume Three, Edition One, we are please
to have Mr. G. Michael Reid, the
spokesperson for the Belize Police Force, as our interview guest
for '20 Questions'. Mr. Reid gives a compelling reflection
of his life as a prominent Belizean.
Our features in the January 2006 edition include a review of
the controversial Cayo Districts Chalillo
Dam project that was completed in September and commissioned
in November 2005. Because of the impact of the Chalillo Dam
on the people and the communities along the impacted area of
the Macal River, our BelizeRivers.org
report looks at the Macal. And our 'Tropical
Backyard Birding' also looks at the spectacular Scarlet Macaw
parrot and the habitat for some two hundred birds that was
displaced by the dam.
To follow up our critical examination of 'Gringas'
in last edition, this January 2006 issue, in order to be
balanced, we have an article from the same writer examining
'Gringo Men'. It should be noted
that the writer of both articles is a gringo and that both articles
are not about any specific person. Instead, the content is based
upon our staff's interactions with ‘expat’ gringos
in Belize over the last fifteen years.
'Adventures with Charley Wolf'
is a fictional account about Belize that looks at the country
from the perspective of a European family that relocates to
the land by the Caribe Sea, based upon news content gathered
throughout the year. The January 2006 edition has the Wolf family
this time dealing with the issue of petty theft. Our true life
reflecting stories about real Belizeans, 'Profiles
In Culture', has been highly acclaimed by many of our readers.
This time we report on another Belizean success story about
a man that strives to be the best he can in a land of challenges
We have several new departments in the magazine for 2006. 'A
Bit of Caribbean History' takes a look at the historical
significance of the 47th anniversary of the Cuba Revolution;
'Welcome Onboard' takes the
adventurer via Maya Island Airways to Caye Caulker; and 'A
Book Review' takes a look at author Lan Sluder's new release,
'Living Abroad In Belize'.
Again we are so pleased that our 'Happy
Hour-Tropical Cocktails' will be presented by Travellers
Liquors Ltd., the distillers and distributors of the pride and
joy of Belize 'One Barrell Rum'. Also 'Secret's
of the Belizean Kitchen' will continue to be presented by
Grace-Kennedy Ltd., distributors of find food products in Belize
and around the world.
Our standard departments also continue providing quality content.
'Health Matters' looks into food
for the brain; 'The Belizean
Fisherman's Guide to Belize' goes fishing with El Pescador-Ambergris
Caye; 'The Archaeological Wonders
of Belize' explores the Belize Maya site of Uxbentun; 'Living
Wild' looks at the mighty Jaguar; 'Where
to Eat in Paradise' dines out at Luna restaurant at the
Journey's End Resort on Ambergris Caye; 'It's
a Plant's Life too' checks in again with Yvonne Villoria
of ‘Dem Dats Doin’ down in the Toledo District;
'Life's A Beach' reflects the beauty of the beachfront at
the Green Parrot Beach Houses on the Placencia Peninsula in
Maya Beach; and our 'A Photo
Essay' presents a photographic journey of the annual August
Deer Dance Festival in the far southern Maya village of San
All said, we would like to thank our advertisers for making
BELIZEmagazine.com possible. We would like to thank the countless
writers, photographers and contributors for enabling BELIZEmagazine.com
to provide the best in Belizean content on the Internet. Most
importantly, we would like to thank you the reader for your
undivided attention. As we continue to present everyday life
in Belize, we hope you all continue to come along for the ride.
On behalf of the staff of BELIZEmagazine.com - The Internet
Magazine of Belize, we hope you have a happy and prosperous