Not everyone in Belize is welcoming Norwegian Cruise Line’s construction of a “private island” style of port in southern Belize at Harvest Caye. The country’s tour operators’ association, BTIA, has filed suit in court in Belize to stop - or at least delay - construction.
Monday was the opening day of the court case.
A popular activity on most Caribbean beaches and many in America, too, is parasailing. It can be fun, but on the occasions something goes wrong, the accident often results in death or serious injury.
The National Transportation Safety Board has just released its first report on the Board’s investigation into parasailing. It found that the businesses are mostly unregulated, and accidents are often caused by faulty equipment with the serious injuries caused because the participants are suspended 500 feet or more above the water.