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snakeoildoc replied to the thread Cell Phone on the Belize forum:
DNR initially posted:
We will be moving to Belize within the next year. I am needing a new phone. Is it better to try and wait until we move and purchase a phone once we get there, or get one here before we leave the US? Is it possible to keep on of our phone under our US plan to be able to call home, and get one phone under a plan in Belize? What do most of you do? Thanks.
snakeoildoc replied on May 27, 2015 with:
For very inexpensive world communication, goto Voxox.com and get their free app& virtual #. Similar to Skype, if you call another Voxox member, it costs 0 worldwide. If you phone a non-member, it costs 0.01US/min worldwide. You can't beat that. Voxox is a young VOIP company in San Diego that originated from former Qualcom people. Growing like crazy, getting most of their income from B-B, not retail. I have it and like it very much.
bobbyveee replied on May 27, 2015 with:
Buy a cheap unlocked phone in USA then digicell will sell you a cheap sim card and you use pay as you go for Belize calls. Use Skype or similar for out of country calls, really simple and cheap
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bobbyveee replied to the thread High speed internet on the Belize forum:
ArtsySOUL initially posted:
Is there high speed internet in Belize? And do expats get together or hold events.
bobbyveee replied on May 27, 2015 with:
We bought a 'mifi' from Smart , that worked pretty well in AC and you could carry it with you, its not high speed, couldn't stream films, but was perfect for internet and email. and it was by far the cheapest way to get on line
buckiboa replied on May 27, 2015 with:
Sorry, as far as I am concerned the internet here is terrible. I really don't think there is anything near "high speed" here (at least not in Corozal).
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bobbyveee replied to the thread Expats being given the runaround on the Belize forum on May 27, 2015:
bobbyveee initially posted:
Theres an interesting topic on the ambergriscaye forum about expats trying to get their residency and being openly given the run around, and being told they aren't welcome . Files being lost, the Two people incharge are Gringo haters and tell their staff to make things as hard as poss. Theres a steady flow away from Belize by those who have had enough of being 'unwanted' . Worse still biz this yr is significantly down on last yr. Not good signs , on top of the crime wave and scams going on. Really so very sad. As an ex British soldier who played a part in the protection of Belize , I find the Gov. and its underlings are really screwing this country up. Such a waste of a lovely country.
bobbyveee replied on May 27, 2015 with:
Go to the Ambergris caye forum page , its under the heading Immigration. Theres a lot of in depth stuff covering the whole country on this forum
DNR replied on May 27, 2015 with:
Bobby, all I see is posts about the election. I looked on all 5 pages. Help?!?
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buckiboa replied to the thread San Pedro Business for Sale on the Belize forum on May 27, 2015:
Hankeboy initially posted:
Mail Boxes Etc for Sale We offer a Mail & Package service. Shipping in and out of the country. It's the only business like it on the island. For more information. mbe-belize@mail.com www.mbe-belize.com
buckiboa replied on May 27, 2015 with:
Please stop using this forum to advertise your business for sale. It is not intended for that use.
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rvwarden replied to the thread Importing a pet cat to Belize on the Belize forum on May 27, 2015:
rvwarden initially posted:
I have read and re-read the BAHA Web site and cannot find the blank application form to bring a pet into BZ (just a form showing what to put on the form); and not where to send it. No reply to the following to BAHA: Please email us a copy of your "Application Form" to bring our pet cat into Belize June 28. We plan to have the International Vet Certificate, and the rabies vaccination certificate within the specified dates for the cat. Also we will notify the health inspector at Belize International Airport two days prior to our arrival. We just need the form and where to email it. The phone lines to BAHA seem always busy. Has anyone gone through this process and can help us get started. Thank you, Cat lovers
rvwarden replied on May 27, 2015 with:
This is a great help; I never could have figured it out! thank you ever so much. My email is rvwarden@hargray.com
Inemet replied on May 27, 2015 with:
Hi RV: I also am importing our pet cat to Belize. Got instructions from BAHA. Send me your email and I will attach instructions. Also, when the form comes up on the hyper link, put your cursor on Applicant, Importer and Exporter. Then hit the back space button on your computer, this will blank out all the writing, Then print off the page, fill it in by hand, scan back to your computer ans send it to BAHA as attachment. Hope that helps.
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bobbyveee replied to the thread San Pedro rentals on the Belize forum on May 26, 2015:
PhilKet initially posted:
Hello all and thanks for any and all responses. I am looking to rent out a place within reason around Oct-Nov of 2015. I have been retired a few years and want to spend a month or so on San Pedro to see what the Pro's and Con's are. I am sure I will get some great responses here and looking forward to each of them. I am laid back, easy and barefoot. Needs to know the in's and outs of the Island. The spots and the places to avoid. Appreciate any assistance and looking forward to my new transition... Phil
bobbyveee replied on May 26, 2015 with:
The island is probably the most expensive area to live in Belize. Its full of expats and holiday makers ,especially in hi season. Theres always something going on , the new road north has increased ease od travel, but conversely the island is overrun with golf carts , getting towards 6000 in use and cars, deemed 'not allowed' are increasing in number !!! Lots of bars and restaurants. Its a party place, and a cart is highly recommended if you want freedom to get around. Good luck
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bobbyveee replied to the thread San Pedro rentals on the Belize forum on May 26, 2015:
PhilKet initially posted:
Hello all and thanks for any and all responses. I am looking to rent out a place within reason around Oct-Nov of 2015. I have been retired a few years and want to spend a month or so on San Pedro to see what the Pro's and Con's are. I am sure I will get some great responses here and looking forward to each of them. I am laid back, easy and barefoot. Needs to know the in's and outs of the Island. The spots and the places to avoid. Appreciate any assistance and looking forward to my new transition... Phil
bobbyveee replied on May 26, 2015 with:
Spk to Coleen at www.info@bleasemanagement.com She has to most places to rent. Really nice ,helpful lady
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davidjana posted Life on Caye Caulker, Belize on the Belize forum on May 25, 2015:
Young local woman on Caulker with a family who works near our apartment and we have made friends with was telling me about her life here in Belize in some depth and it really touched me deeply. She grew up on the mainland. When she was about ten, she said, she was playing with another little girl her age when she noticed that the little girl had a silver, heart shaped locket around her neck that looked just the same as her own. She asked the little girl about her locket and the little girl said that her daddy had given it to her a long time ago and that it had a picture of him inside of it and that the only time in her life that she had ever seen her daddy was the day that he had given her this locket. The little girl explained that she looked at it often and wished so badly that her daddy was in her life. My friend here then asked if she could see the picture and when she showed the picture it was the exact same picture that was in her own locket that she wore around her neck. She didn't tell the little girl that it was the same picture. I asked her how that made her feel and shedding a few tears even now, she said that she cried and cried. “My dad all he does is torture me my whole life and I wanted to tell that little girl that I wish he was with you, too! But I didn't say anything to her. I thought it would hurt her too much.” Which I thought speaks to her integrity as a person to grasp such a thing at such a young age and care about that other little girls feelings. Never having had a father, I understood all too well. She seems to love her husband very much and he seems to be a good man, too. Mostly it made me think that we all no matter where in the world we are from have more in common in our humanity than we have in distinction through our differing cultures only perhaps our “humanity” is something a little more subtle than our cultural differences which are more easily observed superficially.
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bobbyveee replied to the thread U.S., IRS F.A.T.CA. ruling on the Belize forum:
JohnDear initially posted:
Now that IRS has decided they can control world banking through FATCA I see Belize has not signed on to it. Anyone know how this is being treated ?
bobbyveee replied on May 25, 2015 with:
Its only US citizens who have to jump thro the hoops.
BarryK replied on May 24, 2015 with:
There are actually two filings you must do, if you have one or more foreign financial accounts with an aggregate value exceeding $10K USD. One is the FinCEN Report 114 which goes to the U.S. Treasury Department, and is due by June 30th for the prior yea. The other is IRS form 8938, and is filed in conjunction with your personal income tax 1040. Both forms are reports only, and do not cause tax liability. However, if you do not file these forms, there can be significant penalties involved. The FinCEN 114 can be filed online, and their are no extensions for this. To get a tutorial on both forms, go to www.nabers.com/FBAR.
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bobbyveee replied to the thread Rugby in Belize on the Belize forum on May 25, 2015:
mikesilvester initially posted:
Are there any Rugby Clubs in Belize??
bobbyveee replied on May 25, 2015 with:
Not that I know off. Its not played in Belize
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