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Daleen posted Would love advise on the Belize forum on December 21, 2014:
Hi, my name is Daleen. I am thinking of coming to Belize in March and then possibly moving there in June. I would love to connect with some of you that are living there and have the time to email with me. I have a background in several areas of business and a master's in education administration. I also have a nine year old son. So....I have a lot of questions and would love to connect with a few of you that would be willing to share some advise/experience! I would be so thankful. My email is dboe1196@gmail.com. Thank you.
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johndeverteuil replied to the thread Ham Radio Operator on the Belize forum:
AdventurousDuo initially posted:
Hi , I am looking into retiring to the Corozal area in the next couple of years. I would love to meet a fellow ham on the airwaves. Want to find out the rules for bringing in radios amps, antenna ETC. We will be visiting Corozal the first 2 weeks of January 2015 Thanks in advance Skip NC2T
johndeverteuil replied on December 21, 2014 with:
Contact Jason Valdes at 227 7436 Valdes Customs Brokers He will get your equipment thru the customs issues.
bobzilaK7YB replied on December 18, 2014 with:
Get in touch with the Public Utilities Commission (Mr. Kingsley Smith). You already have a u.s. ham license so they will grant you one for $15 US/yr. Customs will tax you for equipment you bring in (have a low $ receipt). Let K Smith know you are bringing in equipment and where you will be operating from. If only temporary you can let them know where and when and ask for a Temporary Permit for the equipment and not get stuck for the incoming duty. Importing the transmitting equipment is all they are concerned about. Supply Mr. Smith with make/Model/Serial# and pay them with an International Money Order (from the P.O.) Antennas, power supplies, computers...no worry. V31YB
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bobbyveee replied to the thread Long-term Rent on the Belize forum on December 18, 2014:
earth2momma initially posted:
Hi there, We're looking for a 3 bedroomed house for long-term rent 6 months+ - Ambergris Caya/Caye Caulker if possible. Starting from 24th December 2014. Many thanks in advance for all help recieved! Regards, Carla
bobbyveee replied on December 18, 2014 with:
Tel. for Blease is USA 303 459 7760 501 610 4845 Belize # Coleen or Tom
bobbyveee replied on December 18, 2014 with:
Sorry info@bleasemanagement.com
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JohnPBelize replied to the thread Driving to Belize from California on the Belize forum:
edenergy initially posted:
My wife and I hope to move to Belize within the next 2 years. (We have visited and done our research). We have 2 big labs (100lbs) and were thinking that driving would be the best way to get them to Belize. I saw routes to Belize from Texas described in this forum that were listed as safe. The shortest distance from California is to cross into Mexico at Tuscon, AZ. We are interested in the safest route. Are we better off staying in the US and crossing at Texas or is there a safe recommended route from Arizona? Has anyone taken the Arizona route? Reading the State Department's warnings make Mexico sound like a dangerous drive. Is it? Any suggestions on best way getting big dogs to Belize other than driving would be appreciated? Thanks, Ed
JohnPBelize replied on December 18, 2014 with:
For Mexico us Sanborn's Insurance. You can do it on-line ahead of time. When you get to Belize you can buy it just outside the boarder station. I have used RFG and Atlantic
Milt replied on December 18, 2014 with:
Where can you get auto insurance for mex and Belize. Plan on driving down in Jan
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kennyG replied to the thread Looking for friend on the Belize forum on December 18, 2014:
kennyG initially posted:
Does anyone know how to get in touch with Dr. John Trummer or his son Johnny? A mutual friend just died, a man that Dr. John went to school with.
kennyG replied on December 18, 2014 with:
Thank you so very much. for the info. I have not seen John since John jr. got married. Dr.John kept telling to come down to Belize. But I went to Zambia instead. Loved it.
Kenubelizeit replied on December 17, 2014 with:
Dr John has just recently passed away too but you can try getting his son who owns a quarry by the name of A1 gravel.501 422 3242 during normal working hours.
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buckiboa replied to the thread Where to stay in Corozol and Placencia on the Belize forum on December 18, 2014:
Fooey initially posted:
Hello all, Im new here and am looking for some place to stay next month. Going to Corozol for 4 days then Placencia for 4 days. Where do you guys recommend staying? Budget around 75 - 100 dollars us. Recommend staying away from? In town would be fine in Corozol but would like beach front in Placencia. Thanks for the help Fooey
buckiboa replied on December 18, 2014 with:
There are many places in Corozal where you can stay. It depends on what you are looking for and willing to pay. Some are very reasonable (Copa Banana) and some are very pricey. Some are right in town and some are a little more on the outskirts of town. I would suggest to check on Trip Advisor to see what others think of the places Corozal has to offer.
ralphp652 replied on December 17, 2014 with:
Agree Almond Tree is a great choice. Owner is nice and very helpful. Restaurant and Bar are good, too.
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kennyG posted Dr. John Trummer on the Belize forum on December 17, 2014:
Does anyone know how to get in touch with Dr. John Trummer, he lives in Corozal, or his son Johnny? A mutual friend just died, a man that Dr. John went to school with.
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justjyll replied to the thread Transportation on Christmas Day on the Belize forum on December 16, 2014:
justjyll initially posted:
I'm flying into BZE then to Dangria on Dec 25 and am wondering what the best mode of transportation would be to get from Dangria to Hopkins? Then I will be traveling Hopkins to Placencia on Dec 29. I am a 45 year old woman raveling solo. I'm open to taking the bus however I am not sure if the websites I've been looking at are current or accurate? Thank you for your help!
justjyll replied on December 16, 2014 with:
Thanks for the website. I do have a request in at my hotel. Thanks again!
Melissajane replied on December 16, 2014 with:
Christmas day travel may be tricky - contact the place where you are staying and ask them to arrange transport. For the 29th, once you are at the junction with the Southern Highway you can pick up the bus to Placencia - but there are only a couple a day so make sure you are in the road in time! www.ritchiesbusservice.com
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inplub replied to the thread Building loan from Belize Bank on the Belize forum:
phill333 initially posted:
Has anyone used this bank or know about typical loans to build a home from banks within Belize? ATLANTIC INTERNATIONAL BANK LTD. BELIZE CITY, BELIZE C.A. A/C NO. 1901-7600-05 SWIFT: AIBLBZBZ We are curious to know if a 7 year loan is typical with a balloon payment due at the end of the loan. The bank officer told us that typically the bank will refinance the balloon payment due for another 3 to 4 years after the 7 years, w/out a problem if payments are consistently paid on time. Also, the rate is not locked on the loan...we would like input as from individuals who have borrowed from a Belize bank for a building loan before we proceed with our plans. Thanks.
inplub replied on December 11, 2014 with:
Bobby the loan is with Scotia but their branch in the Caribbean and not in Belize, can not remember which Island but will find out. John
bobbyveee replied on December 11, 2014 with:
John. Thats seems a much better rate than any Belize bank offers. We use Scotia in St Lucia, we have 3 different currency accounts, makes life so much easier than darn US banks only allowing $$$ US
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Melissajane replied to the thread New Job on the Belize forum on December 10, 2014:
Lally26 initially posted:
I've lived all over the world and I am looking at a move to Belize (San Ignacio). I have been briefly before but was wondering if anyone can offer advice. I really would like to know if there's a good social life there etc. Thank you!
Melissajane replied on December 10, 2014 with:
Hi - title says 'New Job' - please be aware that you need a work permit to work in Belize. This can either be employed (and your employer must apply for you) or self-employed, but it takes time to get this processed. Social life - depends on what you are looking for. If it's cinemas, theatres and shopping malls - no. If it's low key entertainment, bars and restaurants - yes. There is a strong expat community in Cayo.
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