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From Michigan to Belize with Love. A Peace Corps volunteer came to Belize in 1987 and never left.

Jim Scott 11/5/2019 40 minutes

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Host Javier Gutierrez of The Belize Travelcast welcomes Jim Scott for a discussion about his journey to Belize from Michigan, USA and what made him stay in Belize all these years. Jim recounts his time in Belize City, first arriving as a Peace Corps volunteer in 1987, and how he assimilated into the culture of Belize and fell in love with the people.

They discuss his love of nature and his experiences as a scuba diver, fly fisherman, avid hiker, and a professional in the Belize tourism industry. Jim is an advocate for hospitality training in Belize and together with Lorena Zaldana they own and operate Hospitality Training Services Belize which offers hospitality training and certification in Belize and around the world. They are also the proprietors of the 501Hub, a new restaurant in Belize City which also serves as a training hub for restaurant staff.

Jim is an avid hiker and has hiked the Victoria Peak several times, part of the Cockscomb National Park. On one ocassion he ran up and down the peak in a day. It's usually a 50km 3-day hike. Jim describes the Cockscomb park as the most spectacular national park in Belize, co-managed by the Belize Audubon Society. 

Jim invites you to visit Belize, but perhaps to do more than just sit on the beach. Come enjoy everything that is Belize so that you'll have an enriched experience. 


Visiting Belize City? Check out the 501 Hub. The 501 Hub is more than just a restaurant... It's a signature dining experience. AMAZING food and drinks. A training hub for wait staff, line cooks, supervisors and managers. Find out more at https://belizing.com/The-501-Hub/


Ноѕріtаlіtу trаіnіng ѕеrvісеѕ іѕ а nеw trаіnіng соmраnу thаt оffеrѕ trаіnіng аnd рrоfеѕѕіоnаl dеvеlорmеnt орроrtunіtіеѕ fоr thе hоѕріtаlіtу wоrkfоrсе іn Веlіzе оr аnуоnе wіѕhіng tо ѕtаrt а саrееr іn thе tоurіѕm іnduѕtrу.

НТЅ іѕ thе оnlу соmраnу іn Веlіzе thаt hаѕ а lісеnѕе tо оffеr АНLЕІ сеrtіfісаtіоnѕ іn thе соuntrу.

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Jim Scott

Jim Scott is an experienced CEO and GM with a demonstrated history of working in the hospitality industry. Skilled in Budgeting, Executive Development, Corporate Social Responsibility, Event Planning, and Hospitality Management. Strong business development professional with a Bachelor of Science (BSc) from Northern Michigan University.

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