Water Walkers International, opened it's doors to the children of Belize City's South Side for a mentoring and Sunday school program. The 24 Albert Street structure has a long history of philanthropic works in the community. Julie Miguel & her staff have worked tirelessly to get this community project up and running. Children on the South Side of Belize will be able to access services for a lunchtime feeding project, after school tutoring and a nutritional program that will help to combat different stages of malnutrition. This is a starter program that we plan to introduce in other parts of the country.
Michael Jackson & Director Joe Pytka collaborated on this masterpiece, back in 1992. I was fortunate enough to be a part of this wonderful project. We shot for 5 days on the back lot of Universal Studios where I watched Joe Pytka make magic happen with all these children from different Nationalities & Ethnicity's. I will never forget this event and the impact that it had on my life. Thank you M.J. & Joe for this wonderful opportunity.
September 10th, 2012
Earlier this year Prince Harry was here in Belize enjoying himself and sucking up all the incredible culture. You may have missed Prince Harry but you too can have the time of your life down here in Belize for the month of September. Come celebrate our independence and bring in the 10th & the 21st of September, Belizean style.
International Living Postcards—your daily escape
Monday, Sept. 3, 2012
Dear International Living Reader,
Belize is an undiscovered tropical paradise, an English-speaking Caribbean playground with islands, beaches, sailing, diving...
Yet within Belize, there are corners of the country that are further hidden from all but the most persistent traveler...
Managing Editor, IL Postcards
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An Overlooked Village in Caribbean Belize
By Sharon Hiebing
Many visitors to
Belize head east to the Cayes (pronounced “keys”) to sail and scuba dive
on the world’s second largest barrier reef. Others drive west to
explore the country’s extensive Mayan ruins. Some hike in the central
rainforests. But few people make it to the—still authentic—Caribbean
retreats of the south.
The small fishing
village of Hopkins is one such place. This Garifuna community, located
in the Stann Creek District, is lapped by warm turquoise waters and home
to deserted white-sand beaches sprinkled with coconuts.
There are daily
scuba diving, snorkeling and island-hopping tours. You can hike up to
Antelope Falls in the Mayflower Bocawina National Park and zipline
through the rainforest. Or you can take a Sittee River kayak tour and
discover some of the 500 species of birds that call Belize home. Along
the way, you may see a manatee, crocodile, or iguana.
find colorfully-clad troupes performing drum and dance routines around
town, and at the Lebeha Drumming Center locals will give you lessons or a
private show for only $10. Or take the 10-minute drive to the Maya
Center Village and learn about the traditional life of the region’s
Despite its small
size, you’ll eat well in Hopkins and options range from traditional
local fare to the best pizza in Belize at the Driftwood Beach Bar. The
local dish of stewed chicken with rice and beans is available for $5 or
less at patio-style stands around town. Or you can cook your fish on a
Mayan lava rock right at your candlelit table at Love on the Rocks for
A popular expat
hangout on the beach is Windschief Beach Bar, where you can dance the
night away. You can rent cottages on the beach with WiFi, some with
kitchenettes, for $10 to $15 a night.
Hopkins is easy to get around, too, either on foot or by golf cart, with rentals starting at $30 for five hours.
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