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About BelizeBritts

Jim and Jacquelyn moved to Belize in 2004 after spending much of their adult lives as US Navy Deep Sea Divers. Jacquelyn specialized in the Navy's Marine Mammal Program handling sea lions and dolphins with the US Navy's Explosive Ordinance Disposal (EOD) as well as conducting underwater repairs on navy ships. Jim was a Navy Chief specializing in underwater repairs to ships and submarines as well as operating a recompression chamber for the treatment of injured divers. They moved to Belize in 2004 from Pine Island, Florida where Jacquelyn is a 4th generation native. Jim is from all over but calls Nashville, Tennessee home. In March 2013 they moved back to Pine Island, FL to spend more time with their family.

An Update On The BelizeBritts

One day we went to Belize and stayed almost 9 years. We arrived there with a 3 year old and a 6 year old and left with 4 children. Cyan was born at a Mennonite midwife clinic and Jack was … Continue reading

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Leaving Belize Was The Perfect Move

Eight months ago we left Belize because we wanted to spend more time with our parents. Five days ago my wife’s amazing Dad, Jack Himschoot, unexpectedly passed away here at home, in our presence. Leaving Belize when we did was … Continue reading

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Perspective

At the end of January 2013 we put Barton Creek Outpost on the market and by the middle of February we had a deposit on it. The Outpost sold, we hugged some necks, shed some tears, packed a few things … Continue reading

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Tobacco Caye, Belize; An island paradise with some rough edges.

   I have lived in the Belizean jungle for over 8 years but I have spent most of my adult life on, in and around the ocean. When I need my salt water fix, I like to go to Tobacco … Continue reading

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Life in Limbo, Leaving Belize?

Having decided to leave Belize we priced Barton Creek Outpost to sell quickly and put it on the market. We immediately received responses and it looked as though friends of ours were going to buy the Outpost. We put numerous other … Continue reading

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Leaving Belize

In 2004 we moved to Belize without ever having visited. After over 8 years of blood, sweat, tears, joy and heartache, all to the extreme, we have decided to move back to the United States. The primary reason for our decision … Continue reading

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A Military Option

In the summer of 1982 I barely graduated high school. My preoccupation with smoking weed and doing anything but actually going to school made my graduation an issue that was open to question. Like many other mislead, 17 year old … Continue reading

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Changing Direction

“You miss 100% of the shots you never take.” Wayne Gretzy In October 2004 my wife and I sold everything we had, packed up our two small children and moved to Belize. We had never even visited Belize but a … Continue reading

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The Night We Buried Our Friend In The Jungle

On 4 June 2012, 13 year old Jasmine Lowe was reported missing by her father. She left her house to go to her mother’s salon in San Ignacio but never arrived.  At about 2:00 pm on 6 June her body … Continue reading

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The Reality of Belize

Living in Belize is an adventure! The majority of the roads are dirt, the traffic laws are lax, there are few police, the borders are porous, corruption by government officials is rampant and overt, there are scary tropical diseases, deadly … Continue reading

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