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Happy 36th Independence Day, Belize

Wishing a happy 36th Independence Day to beautiful Belize, and all my Belizean friends. May you celebrate and enjoy your day fully, for we do not know what tomorrow will bring!

My thoughts are with all those who have suffered tragic losses over the last weeks from Hurricane Irma, Hurricane Maria (currently off our coast here in the Dominican Republic), or in the earthquake in Mexico. Such tragic times. Let’s hope it is over, and let’s each open up our hearts and pockets to help people in need in the Caribbean, and in Mexico. Any amount helps.

 

Irma’s Wrath across the Caribbean: Updates & How You Can Help

The scene in a supermarket in Santo Domingo on Wednesday, the night before Irma was scheduled to strike the DR. Stores stayed open until 12am.

It has been a sad beginning to the month of September. This month is officially known as the most active in the June to end of October hurricane season for the Caribbean. Regardless, I have lived and spent many summers in the region to know well enough that the chances of a destructive hurricane hitting–of category 1 or 5–are super slim.

And then it happens. Hurricane Irma’s destructive path across the Caribbean region’s most popular destinations is heartbreaking. Read this article on The Guardian with a quick initial recap on the state of the various islands post-Irma.

1. Where to find official updates 

As media, I receive daily press releases on the current state of each island. I will share as much as I can, or you are free to inbox me for info. Your best bet, however, is to check daily updates on the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) Storm Watch Center web page, with info per island as the news come

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