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bobbyveee replied to the thread Any Australians in Belize on the Belize forum on August 31, 2015:
rimastafford initially posted:
Hi Expats, We are considering moving to Bleize to live and hopfully retire in 10 years. I have been impressed with the research so far. My husband is a construction manger, manily high rise, large commercial projects or condos. What are the empolyment opportunities in construction? Naturally we will vist for a scout trip soon, just wondering if their is any Aussies living in Berlize. We Aussies get along with most so no big deal. Thanks
bobbyveee replied 1 hour ago with:
Yes there are Aussies in Belize, they come and go, had a good friend from Sydney, ran his IT company from Ambergris Caye for a few yrs. Nothing high rise here, yet lol There are zero opportunities in construction, only way is to start a Co. and employ locals. Belize restricts work permits due to its high unemployment. Just wondering where you've researched, hope you've not been reading some of the travel magazines or watching TV commercials
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bobbyveee replied to the thread Expat wanting to voleenter in Beleze on the Belize forum on August 31, 2015:
Amandaexpat initially posted:
As an expat Scot living in the US my husband and have researched and are considering moving to northern Beleze area we really want to help the people of Beleze not just take but give back to the community we want to ship down a small back hoe and other equipment and are looking for a good group that could use are help.
bobbyveee replied 1 hour ago with:
Hi Amanda. There's plenty of back hoes in Belize, and you would be charged a very large import duty on bringing it in. You cant work without a work permit, and getting that is difficult, because you would be taking jobs from the locals, its a very nice and thoughtful plan, but not one I think IMHO would fly. NB, Please see the spelling for Belize.
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bobbyveee replied to the thread Great Big "Thank You " on the Belize forum on August 31, 2015:
jstaley8 initially posted:
I just want to thank everyone for such great info. I thought this would be the best place for reliable, current info. Who better than from US ex pats living there. So much appreciated. Namaste,John
bobbyveee replied 1 hour ago with:
Fred, AC was like that 16 years ago, so laid back you lived horizontal !! But oh boy, has that all changed and it still has its old core families, they've just made a fistful of money selling land. Belize has become all about GREED. IMHO
FredAr replied 8 hours ago with:
Probably, since its core will still be old Belizian families (the Leslie, Westby, Young, etc) who are not going anywhere for a while. There are built-in anchors to Placencia's local society.
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bobbyveee replied to the thread Considering relocating with pets on the Belize forum on August 31, 2015:
jstaley8 initially posted:
I was wondering if there are any real estate agents of long term rental properties that specialize in properties allowing pets? New to group and am looking forward to finding out as much as I can before visiting and hopefully relocating on the beach. Thanks for your help??. Namaste
bobbyveee replied 1 hour ago with:
Fred, I had a racing bike, that was before I got my first car an MG TC , and on AC we had the cart , but also a bike each. We road up and down the beach, stopping at Wayo's on the way back LOL I even had a BSA Bantam for 6 months !!!
FredAr replied on August 30, 2015 with:
Rob, for some inexplicable reason, I never pictured you on a bike! You probably didn't picture me on one either. They are the way to go, by the time I fire up the truck and wiggle my way through 'downtown' Placencia, I could have been there with my '2-wheeler' way before.
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Melissajane replied to the thread international moving company on the Belize forum:
scottkofnj initially posted:
Hi All, looking for a recommendation on an international moving company - U.S. to Belize. preferably one that offers rent to own sea-container/conex box. Considering door to port vs. door to door, so would also appreciate any recommendations of haulers once my cargo arrives at the port in Belize City. thanks.
Melissajane replied on August 29, 2015 with:
No moving companies within Belize - you just find someone with a truck, hire them and a driver, plus a couple of guys to load/unload at the port (and the other end!). You'll also need a broker in Belize City to clear your items.
bobbyveee replied on August 29, 2015 with:
Hyde shipping do a very good job. You will need to find a broker to act for you in Belize.
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elgordo42 replied to the thread Importing a pet cat to Belize on the Belize forum:
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
elgordo42 replied on August 28, 2015 with:
Thanks, buckiboa, I was ending up on the wrong part of the site every time. Got there by just typing and nothing else.
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
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FredAr replied to the thread hopkins on the Belize forum on August 28, 2015:
dominic135 initially posted:
sounds like a place I'd want to live. Would like any input or pictures, temp variations, rainy period etc.
FredAr replied on August 28, 2015 with:
Wow, dragn, what a crazy scene. You got guts btw. :)
JohnPBelize replied on August 28, 2015 with:
My time in Hopkins and Sittee River has been just the opposite. I have found everyone to be wonderful, and when someone is out of line they straighten them up. But if anyone wants here is a link on Flickr that is a small group that posts pics from the Hopkins area.
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FredAr replied to the thread Easy Visa Renewal in Orange Walk on the Belize forum on August 28, 2015:
challis initially posted:
FYI … my wife and I renewed our 30 day visa for the first time yesterday. I was anticipating the worst after reading some of the comments on this forum. In Orange Walk it was an easy and pleasant experience. We did have to walk about 10 minutes to the police station to pay, but when we returned it was only 5 minutes more. Start to finish took about 45 minutes. Life is good.
FredAr replied on August 28, 2015 with:
I have found the immigration people overall cool people in Belize; whether in Dandriga, Placencia (office in Independent) , Belmopan, etc. You go in, pay the fee and done. In time they get to know you, if you go in numerous times. BTW, I always get their phone number and name, if going to be late for whatever reason (or have a question), to ask if its going to be a hassle, never has been. It is within their interest for you to stay in the country (i.e. $$). It is what partly pays their salaries.
bobbyveee replied on August 28, 2015 with:
I never had any problems in SP, but just a warning, they write in the next 30 day date, it could be a Sat or Sun, you need to get it done on the Fri. not on the Mon. Or they may charge you double !!!
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bobbyveee replied to the thread Banking services on the Belize forum:
bobbyveee initially posted:
Be aware that Belize banks are having their ties with US banks severed, the banks that im aware of include Belize bank and Atlantic International bank, I understand that all Belize banks are having their ties with US banks severed. Those expats relying on bank transfers of monies from the USA may start to have major difficulties now or very soon.
bobbyveee replied on August 27, 2015 with:
Hi Dragons, not sure if anything has changed, but emailing would be good, if they reply, ringing would be best. Just out of interest , Heritage bank has now lost its link to BoA , and that's after the boss of Belize central bank had said no others would lose their links. Looks like Belize is a bit in the dark re banking.
DragonsAngel replied on August 26, 2015 with:
Hey bobbyveee, Yes when we were there we talked with Atlantic Bank about their requirements to open an account. Has any of that changed in the last few months, I wonder? I think I'll be sending them an email to confirm! ~Angel
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