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A Perspective from Belize: The Wildly Unpredicted Success, in the first 60 Days of the COVID Crisis

A Perspective from Belize: The Wildly Unpredicted Success, in the first 60 Days of the COVID Crisis I have spent the last 60 days experiencing this worldwide crisis in the tiny Central American/Caribbean country of Belize, where I moved six years ago. Before that, I was living in the US, working in the field of psychology, and I moved here to pursue my dream of living in the tropics, thus changing the...

Guest Blog – For those struggling right now: How one bar owner survived past crises in Belize – the mindset, grit, and mentality that got them through….

I wanted to share a guest blog from Jodie of Jodie and Scott from the Palapa Bar. Of all the expat business owners I know, these two have shown the most remarkable grit and courage, facing multiple devastating incidents over their years here - each one seeming to be the very worst you could face - but coming back again and again. The grit these two are showing now, and have shown over the years, made me...

Update from Placencia, Belize – Restrictions loosening in-country, possible July airport opening?

Thank you again to Randy for the update on the experience of this crisis in Placencia. Although Belize is a small country, the impacts have been SO different in each area.....I (Laura) will be keeping you updated about Ambergris Caye, and Randy is holding down the fort in Placencia. (HERE yesterday - with some info about why I moved here!..... and HERE is one from about a week ago, this one explains...

Guest Blog! The quarantine experience in Placencia, Belize…..Thank you Randy!

Thank you to Randy for the Guest Blog to share the experience in Placencia, Belize over the last few weeks!! (Forward by me - Laura :) ) We have our teams a bit split up right now, with staff at both PUR Boutique Cabanas on Ambergris Caye, and in Placencia at Caribbean Beach Cabanas. I have posted a couple times about the unique island experience.The experience in both these places, since the first...

How Coronavirus is affecting Belize

Last Friday March 27th, I wrote a long blog about the experience of being in Belize during this crisis. (While the last two posts have focused on the island of Ambergris Caye, we will be posting a guest blog from the team down in Placencia, shortly!) Monday, March 23rd, the first positive case was announced in Belize. We will find out tomorrow about the final mapping from this first case. Mapping, as we...

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