the work for this inaugural first edition of BELIZEmagazine.com
- The Internet Magazine of Belize, we have been reminded of the
many reasons just why we love Belize in the first place. As coy
as that might sound, it is the cultural diversity of her people,
the beauty of her nature that keeps us here or brings us back,
time and time again. Belize, in a world that becomes more challenging
moment by moment, is refreshingly, a country with a future.
thrilled as we are to be gathering the staff together to jointly
write this 'letter from the editors', we must no doubt start by
saying first, the process of taking the magazine from a concept
to where we are today is in and of itself a mind boggling testament
to the Internet age of which we are all apart, like it or not.
It is not always so easy to dream big and simply dare to fail.
it was through the Internet that we reached out and met the Prime
Minister of Belize, the Honourable Said Musa who accepted the
invitation to be our guest in the January 2004 "Twenty Questions"
interview. We feel that we are fortunate that the Prime Minister
took such time and thought to answer us back.
also the way we met Peter Eltringham and invited him to contribute
to this premier edition, famed author of The Rough Guide to Belize,
currently the most popular traveller's guidebook to Belize. Peter
and the Rough Guide series have provided us all with a sense of
adventure balanced with in-country information that is crucial
for travellers in this age. We also reached out via the Internet
to Lisa Carne, Dr. Bruce Minkin and Katrine Nesbit.
you can't learn it all from cyber space, so annually for the last
seven years Jomamas Outside Worldwide, Inc, the owners of BELIZEmagazine.com,
have funded cultural and photographic expeditions around the world
to include no less than 72 countries. We have sponsored nine such
expeditions specifically to Belize.
close and personal old fashion journalism from on the surface
is our approach. So along the way we have met some extraordinary
Belizeans and we plan to follow edition after edition making sure
that you get to meet them all too. We do not intend to be political
or controversial, we all have more than we need of that. We also
do not plan to give any answers, only to attempt to enlighten
ourselves and our readers as we promote and publicize the country
Outside Worldwide, Inc, will continue to educate through research
by again funding expeditions to Belize. A portion of all advertisement
revenues from BELIZEmagazine.com go directly towards the financial
support of these expeditions. The primary focus this time out
will be the funding of BelizeRivers.org, an environmental initiative
for the promotion & protection of the rivers of Belize.
would like to thank each of our advertisers for assisting us in
promoting Belize as well as all of our contributing writers and
photographers and in-house staff for the hours upon hours of hard
work in bringing you this premier edition of BELIZEmagazine.com
- The Internet Magazine of Belize.
enjoy BELIZEmagazine.com by using the arrows at the top and bottom
of each page, just like turning the pages of a print magazine.