The Skink Files: Belize Edition

I don’t think Skink would travel much and if he did, it would likely be to the Bahamas or maybe Cuba. Belize might be a stretch, but hey, he’s fictional, so I can send him anywhere I want, right?

This time I’d like him to meet John Travolta down in Belize to discuss the actor’s plans for Lighthouse Reef.

The atoll sits near some pretty sensitive ecological gems and Mr. Travolta would like to plop down a resort there. Sure, it would be “green,” but is there any such thing when it comes to totally transforming a little island and bringing thousands of people out there with all the power, food and sanitation needs they will have?

I bet Skink would have some thoughts.

Environmentalists are in an uproar at the Cabinet’s approval for the multi-million dollar tourism development within the Lighthouse Reef Atoll. Puerto Azul Belize Limited is proposing an exclusive resort, hotel, golf course, villas and spa to be built on Northern Two Caye and Sandbore Caye. The island proposed for development are a short distance from the Blue Hole and Half Moon Caye Natural Monument, both extensively protected areas for their importance in the Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System (a UNESCO World Heritage Site).


A disaster in the making

A disaster in the making



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