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Belize

Be·lize

 (bə-lēz′)
1. A country of Central America on the Caribbean Sea. Originally inhabited by the Maya, the region was settled by the British beginning in 1638 and was established as the crown colony of British Honduras in 1862. It became self-governing in 1964, adopted the name Belize in 1973, and gained independence in 1981. Belmopan is the capital.
2. also Belize City The largest city of Belize, in the eastern part of the country on the Caribbean Sea at the mouth of the Belize River. It was devastated by a hurricane in 1961. The capital was moved from here to Belmopan in 1970.

Belize

(bəˈliːz)
n
(Placename) a state in Central America, on the Caribbean Sea: site of a Mayan civilization until the 9th century ad; colonized by the British from 1638; granted internal self-government in 1964; became an independent state within the Commonwealth in 1981. Official language: English; Carib and Spanish are also spoken. Currency: Belize dollar. Capital: Belmopan. Pop: 334 297 (2013 est). Area: 22 965 sq km (8867 sq miles). Former name (until 1973): British Honduras

Be•lize

(bəˈliz)

n.
1. Formerly, British Honduras. a parliamentary democracy in N Central America: a former British crown colony; gained independence 1981. 235,789; 8866 sq. mi. (22,962 sq. km). Cap.: Belmopan.
2. Also called Belize′ Cit′y. a seaport in and the main city of Belize. 48,400.
Be•li•ze•an (bəˈli zi ən) adj., n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Belize - a country on the northeastern coast of Central America on the CaribbeanBelize - a country on the northeastern coast of Central America on the Caribbean; formerly under British control
Central America - the isthmus joining North America and South America; extends from the southern border of Mexico to the northern border of Colombia
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My worthy brother was established twenty years ago in the mahogany and logwood trade at Belize, Honduras.
The deal strengthens the partnership between the United States and Belize to combat looting and trafficking of cultural objects in Belize.
Tri-County Regional Black Chamber of Commerce (TCRBCC) will host its fourth quarter International Business Development and Investment Opportunity Trade Mission in Belize for October 10-14, 2017 and October 17-21, 2017.
When I went inside, her bags were by her bed, packed and ready to go," Milholen, an American living in Belize, said, according to (http://toronto.
The Government of Belize continues to permit financial activities that are vulnerable to money laundering, including offshore banks, insurance companies, trust service providers, mutual fund companies, and IBCs.
The new subsea cable system, named Strategic Evolution Underwater Link is expected to deliver resilient infrastructure and technology to enhance connectivity and end-user experience in Belize.
The Belizean government attempted to push forward a similar project in 2004, when the government planned to build a US$50 million docking port in the Port of Loyola area in Belize City.
Becoming Belize adds significantly to our understanding of Belize's beginnings.
Grand Belize Casino Hotel said it plans to operate approximately 500 slot machines, 20 table games, a brand new 50-room hotel, over 20,000 square feet of events space, and multiple first class food and beverage offerings.
The United States and Belize traditionally have had close and cordial relations.
Plans were laid for a new capital after Hurricane Hattie destroyed Belize City in 1961 for the second time in 30 years.
Sanctuary Belize, a Caribbean-based real estate developer, has launched its Belize real estate Marina and Yacht Club.