BTB announces $1.5 Million sargussum relief fund & tax reliefs

Wednesday, October 31st, 2018 The Government of Belize has granted $1.5 million to help contain and control of sargassum in the municipalities of San Pedro, Caye Caulker, Placencia and Hopkins, which will be disbursed through the Belize Tourism Board. Minister of Tourism and Civil Aviation Hon. Manuel Heredia announced GOB’s assistance and other tax reliefs … Continue reading BTB announces $1.5 Million sargussum relief fund & tax reliefs

Record-Setting Sargassum Event Threatens Marine Life and Dive Conditions in Caribbean

The brown seaweed is more than just an eyesore on some beaches. By Melissa Gaskill The spring and summer seasons brought a new style for the Caribbean’s iconic white-sand beaches — mounds and mounds of brown, stringy, stinky sargassum. Divers encountered piles of the seaweed floating nearshore and ­covering beaches in Little Cayman, ­Barbados, ­Antigua, … Continue reading Record-Setting Sargassum Event Threatens Marine Life and Dive Conditions in Caribbean