Belize Logistics Essay

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The history of Belize dates back thousands of years. The official name of the territory was changed from British Honduras to Belize in June 1973. “The current government of Belize took form when they declared their independence in 1981. This government is headed by the Queen of the United Kingdom, Queen Elizabeth II, who is acting head of state. The Queen is represented by a Governor General due to her having to reside in Great Britain. The Governor General is the true authority in power; however, he does not officially run the government that is led by the Prime Minister and his cabinet. Currently in the Senate there are 12 members, plus the President of the Senate. The Governor General appoints 6 senators on advice of the Prime…show more content…
Most serious medical problems can be treated in Belize City’s main hospital. There are approximately 700 hospital beds in all of the country of Belize. Dental care is generally provided at approximately half the cost of that of American procedures, and is performed by quality trained US dental surgeons. Although they are rare and low risk to most visitors and residents, there are cases of Cholera, Typhoid Rabies and Malaria within Belize. As of 2009, nearly 5000 people within Belize’s adult population were living with HIV. Dengue is also present, and may be contracted through mosquitos. Wildlife poses as a threat to health while in Belize as well because there are many poisonous plants and animals throughout the country. Killer bees in Belize are also cause for medical awareness as they are quite aggressive, but humans can be protected from them simply with bug spray. Although food from street vendors is generally safe, tourists often suffer from “Belize Belly” because their stomachs are not accustomed to digesting those types of
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