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In light of the recent murder, how is the safety of tourists? No business owners please. Only Belize residents

San Ignacio, Belize
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1. Re: safety

nd111, how's the positivity training been going for ya?

The deceased wasn't a tourist, so things are still fine for tourists...as long as they stay away from disturbed fugitives on the run.

Edited: 13 November 2012, 21:42
Davie, Florida
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2. Re: safety

An American is a person of interest in the murder of another American on Ambergris Caye. The situation has nothing to do with tourism.

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I'm somewhere between a tourist and a resident. We're here right now for a couple of weeks. The island doesn't feel any different than it did last winter.

We don't walk the beach at night, but, we never have.......We also don't stay out late and get stupid drunk.

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4. Re: safety

This is murder number 125 (depending on who's counting) in Belize for 2012.

Regarding the effect on tourist safety, this incident would be way down at the bottom of the list -- I'd say little or no effect.

There have been other incidents which would be of far greater concern to tourist safety than this murder. It seems that of the 125 murders, this one gets more media coverage because it involves an American.

Edited: 13 November 2012, 23:12
Ambergris Caye
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5. Re: safety

I agree with what has been said above. Been living here almost 7 years now and still feel safe.

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6. Re: safety

I prefer Belize over anywhere else in the world! I love the people, food, weather, vibe, friends and family. However, I will say there is a different feel for me these days. There is a significant amount of corruption--as a tourist this should not impact you. I have always felt safe--you should be a bit more cautious then Say your home town because you are not familiar with your surroundings. Stay away from certain clubs at night and stay away from "bars". A "bar" is a place where you pay money to be entertained by women--these places can be dangerous and chances are you may get robbed or taken advantage of. I only bring this up because you may enter a "bar " thinking its an innocent place to grab a beer.

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