About Us

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The awesome founders of Belize Online and Belize.com – M.A. Romero and Susan Guberman

Experience, Expertise, Authority and Trust

Belize.com Ltd. was established in 1995 by M.A. Romero Chief Information Officer of Belize and Susan Guberman U.S. attorney-at-law and Belize tourism investor. Our founders bring to the table a wealth of expertise and knowledge on Belize based on years of education, training and experience in their respective fields.

Manolo started his career in 1975 at Radio Belize as broadcaster, eventually moving up to become news editor. He then worked as assistant editor of The Reporter newspaper, contributing editor of the Amandala newspaper, and later editor of the Belize Times newspaper in 1979. He studied Mass Communications at the University of the West Indies Mona. He was appointed Chief Information Officer of Belize to the Belize Government in 1985. In 1995 he left the government service to serve as an immigration consultant with the Belize Economic Citizenship Investment Program, a parastatal established by the Government of Belize. In recent years he served as Communications Advisor in the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister and the Ministry of National Security 2018-2020. Manolo founded the first Bulletin Board System (BBS) in the country, BelizeOnline. The BBS eventually evolved to become the first Internet Service Provider (ISP) in Belize.

Susan Guberman, a native of New York, read law at the University of San Fernando Valley College of Law and was admitted to the bar California and the United States in 1975. She practiced general and family law in central and northern district California. Susan recognised the tourism and retirement potential of Belize in the early nineties and became a real estate investor in the tourism sector in Corozal and Ambergris Caye, Belize to where she eventually retired.

Contributors To Belize.com

Since its establishment a number of trusted writers and advisors have contributed articles to Belize.com These include but are not limited to writer and Belize investor Emory King, noted travel writer Lan Sluder and Sylvana Udz (Woods) broadcaster at Great Belize Television and Professor University of Belize. Since 2014 UB hosts the annual Silvana Udz Lecture Series which aims at encouraging students to take up interest in reading and engaging in the literary arts by exposing them to noteworthy Belizean intellectuals, writers, and other artists in the field.

Why You Can Trust Us And Our Promise To You

We operate the only independent portal devoted to Belize. We are the very first web site, Belize Online, established in this country. We live and work in Belize and are incredibly passionate about this jewel in Central America’s Caribbean coast. We are not birds of passage. We do not accept funding or comps from government tourism authorities. We do not write fluff or sponsored pieces in exchange for free trips to Belize. We are not beholden to any government, tourism board, hotel, resort or any multinational company. We are fiercely independent. Our support comes solely from private sector advertising partners.

We feature original articles covering all districts of the country with original pictures, videos, information and maps  on what to see and do in Belize. Useful for visitors and tourists looking for a splendid vacation destination. For retirees and investors, we have information on what you may need to make up your mind if Belize is for you. We deliver the latest news on Belize and cover all major news outlets. And we blog where we share important news and current affairs. We love Belize and this will always be reflected here. But we will always strive to give you truthful and independently researched information – The Straight Dope On Belize.

Share Your Story, Pictures Or Rants With Our Readers!

Would you like to submit content for our consideration? If you have an interesting picture, travel adventure or cultural experience, you may submit it for sharing with our readers. We welcome educational, adventure, scientific, or research material relating to our country. We welcome submissions for inclusion on this web site and will credit you if you wish. Belize.com is widely used as educational reference material by schools, teachers and researchers.  Contact us.

We are always looking for guest posts and photo contributions from individuals who have expertise or a unique experience or view to share with our readers. Belizeans, expats, visitors, Belizean-Americans – you are all welcomed.

Please do not ask us to post you brochures, pictures etc. We exist only in cyberspace and all the information we have is here!

Intellectual Property, Copyright and DMCA Policy

Some of the articles and pictures come as contributions from travelers to Belize and members of the public for which we are very grateful.

As an internet service provider, we ask others to respect our intellectual property rights, as we respect the intellectual property rights of others. We ask our contributor community to adhere to the DMCA Act. If you believe that material shared on or linked to by Belize.com violates your copyright, you are encouraged to notify us in accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) Policy. We will respond to all such notices, as required or appropriate by removing the infringing material or disabling all links to the infringing material.