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Book 1

A History of Enterprise in Belize

Release Date: July 2013

 

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Contents

Chapter 1 Forestry-slavery, technology-democracy

  • Logwood ≈ Mid 1600s
  • Mahogany ≈ 1770s
  • Chicle ≈ 1880s
  • Pine ≈ 1920s
  • The Forest Trust ≈ 1922
  • The stagnation of forestry and the rise of agriculture ≈ 1950s

Chapter 2 Corn, Cane and Immigrant Farmers

  • Agriculture before colonization
  • Corn ≈ 4,000 BC
  • Fisheries ≈ Mid 1,700s
  • Sugarcane ≈ 1848
  • Coconuts ≈ 1870s
  • Bananas ≈ 1880s
  • Citrus ≈ 1913
  • Rice ≈ 1919
  • Beans ≈ 1919
  • Vegetables ≈ 1934
  • Beef and Dairy ≈ 1,946
  • Pineapple ≈ 1952
  • Cacao ≈ 1954
  • Honey ≈ 1957
  • Cashew and Peanuts ≈ 1950s
  • Broilers and Layers ≈ 1958
  • Mangoes ≈1966
  • Hot peppers ≈ 1982
  • Aquaculture ≈ 1982
  • Papayas ≈ 1986
  • Potatoes and Onions ≈ 1999

Chapter 3 Water, communication, electricity and other essential services

  • Water and sewerage ≈ Mid 1600s
  • Healthcare ≈ 1874
  • 128Communications ≈ 1875
  • Telecommunications ≈ 1902
  • Banking and financial services ≈1902
  • Electricity ≈ 1906
  • Commuter transport ≈ 1906
  • Air Travel ≈ 1921
  • Radio ≈ 1937

Chapter 4 The tourism service sector

Chapter 5 The geographers of Belize

  • Maps ≈ 1808
  • Resource surveys ≈ 1882
  • Geologic surveys ≈ 1927
  • Oil ≈ 1938

Chapter 6 The sports and entertainment industry

  • Music and Entertainment ≈ Early 1700s
  • Sports ≈ Late 1800s
  • Television ≈ 1980

Epilogue: Wild West or Frontier town? Our Future Industries
Glossary
Appendix I
Appendix II
Bibliography
Index

List of Boxes

  • Box 1: The Belize Estate and Produce Company (BEC)
  • Box 2: Mr. Robert Sydney Turton
  • Box 3: Rosewood
  • Box 4: Xate
  • Box 5: The PUP and the transition from forestry to agriculture
  • Box 6: Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs)
  • Box 7: Tobacco
  • Box 8: The Rum Industry
  • Box 9: The Banana War
  • Box 10: Cotton, Silkgrass and Ramie
  • Box 11: Cohune
  • Box 12: Cassava
  • Box 13: Belize Agricultural Health Authority (BAHA)
  • Box 14: Agriculture Show
  • Box 15: Sponges
  • Box 16: Internet Based Companies
  • Box 17: The UDP and the transition from agriculture to tourism

Book 2

BELIZE Facts and Figures

Release Date: December 2013

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Contents

Introduction

The National Symbols

  • The Flag
  • The National Tree
  • The National Flower
  • The National Animal
  • The National Bird

The Population

  • Ethnicity
  • Religion

The Districts

  • Corozal
  • Orange Walk
  • Belize
  • Cayo
  • Stann Creek
  • Toledo

Geography

  • Geology
  • Geologic History
  • Soils
  • Climate
  • Rainfall
  • Rivers

Transportation

  • Roads and Highways
  • Air Travel
  • Marine transport
  • Sea Ports

Belize Ecosystems

  • Marine Ecosystems
  • Open Sea
  • Coral Reefs
  • Seagrass beds
  • Mangroves
  • Terrestrial ecosystems
  • Savannas
  • Broadleaf forests
  • Pine Forests
  • Freshwater Ecosystems
  • Protected Areas
  • Biodiversity

The Belizean cultures

  • The Maya
  • The British
  • The Africans
  • The Creoles
  • The Garinagu
  • The Mestizo
  • Americans
  • The East Indians
  • The West Indians
  • The Mennonites
  • Central Americans
  • Taiwanese and Nigerians

The Arts in Belize

  • Music
  • Performing arts
  • Visual arts

A Brief History of Belize

  • 15,000 BC-7,000 BC
  • 7,000 BC-2,500 BC
  • 2,500 BC-1,500 AD
  • 1502 -1641
  • 1638 – 1871
  • 1871-1950
  • 1950-1964
  • 1964-1981
  • Post 1981

The Belize-Guatemala Dispute

Government

  • The constitution
  • The three branches
  • The judicial branch
  • The legislative branch
  • The executive branch
  • How laws are made
  • The Relationship among the Executive, Legislature and the Judiciary
  • The Alcalde System
  • The Ombudsman
  • Political parties and elections
  • Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs)

The financial system

Social Security

Taxes

The Economy

The Industries

  • The Sugar Industry
  • The Banana Industry
  • The Citrus Industry
  • The Fishing Industry
  • The Aquaculture Industry
  • The Papaya Industry
  • The Petroleum Industry
  • The Tourism Industry

Industry and Professional Associations

Labor Unions

Conducting Business

  • Essential Business Processes
  • Real Estate
  • Public and Bank Holidays

Education

Health

Energy

Telecommunications

Our Central American Neighbors

Our CARICOM Partners

Book 3

Maya, Mahogany Men and Mennonites

Release Date: December 2013

 

The Technology and Science of The Cultures
Of Belize

Contents

  • Chapter 1 Farming and the development of Maya civilization
  • Chapter 2 Spanish dogma and native resources
  • Chapter 3 Buccaneers and big business in Europe
  • Chapter 4 The African contribution
  • Chapter 5 Cassava, the Garinagu staple
  • Chapter 6 Mexicans and sugar in Belize
  • Chapter 7 American Confederate farming technology
  • Chapter 8 Hindus, West Indians and Chinese
  • Chapter 9 The Mennonites’ from Quellen Colonie
  • Chapter 10 Central Americans, Taiwanese and Nigerians
  • Epilogue Remembering the past but building a future
  • Glossary
  • Bibliography
  • Index
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