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The San Pedro Sun

The search is on to find The Queen’s Young Leaders of Belize
Their Royal Highnesses the Duke of Cambridge and Prince Henry of Wales have launched a search to find exceptional young people from Belize and across the Commonwealth who will receive an award from Her Majesty The Queen. As part of The Queen’s Young Leaders Programme, young people between the age of 18 and 29 from all backgrounds and all Commonwealth countries are to be rewarded for their achievements in transforming their own lives and those around them and supported to go further.

Crocodile health on Ambergris Caye is alarming says initial research findings
“Our mission in Belize is to determine how the development and pollution have an impact on crocodilians. So we are doing some fishing and crabbing in some areas to see what crocodiles are feeding on. We are collecting parasites from them and we are trying to understand if, in the more polluted areas whether the fish, crab and crocodiles have higher levels of heavy metal concentration in their bodies. We also want to see if they have any parasites in their bodies,” explained Tellez. But why is finding parasites inside the body of animals important for the biologists? Tellez explained that parasites are good scientific indicators of a healthy environment. “Not all parasites are bad, and they are important for the environment. They help to keep the ecosystem and the environment healthy. They help in the regulation of the population of fish and crab. When you see parasites in certain fish and crabs, it just means they are living in a healthy environment. The minute you don’t see parasites, that means the environment is starting to die. The same goes for crocodiles. Scientifically, crocodiles are known as the ecological landscapers and a lot of animals depend on crocodiles for spawning and for the regulation of the environment. Crocodiles help keep the fish populations healthy and that is why populations in Africa and India actually like crocodiles in their environment.

Misc Belizean Sourcesmzz

Belize Unity Alliance: Independence Day Message
Each year the September Celebrations is given a rather impressive theme and 2014 is no exception. The words “Industrious Hands, Intelligent Minds, Together for Belize” are not only appealing, they are also revealing in that they offer a viewpoint on viability, mentality and consciousness of that which makes up the nation of Belize…our people. On the momentous day of 21st September 1981, an independent Belize was introduced to the world, and all who mattered recognised us as a sovereign member of the international community, with our borders intact. Much has happened over the past 33 years, some good, some bad; yet one constant persists, that of change. The nation of Belize has witnessed varying degrees of change and when you ask Belizeans what change has meant to them, you will get a whole raft of differing answers.

Footsie
By Abdulmajeed K Nunez. We continue to go to mechanics to pull teeth All psycho socio economic problems have a root Yet you all expect politicians to tell you the truth When the biggest criminals wear jackets, ties and fancy suits If you intend to tackle a problem you have to go to the root They can’t get convictions at the same time they are reaping the fruits The press conference was just another promise to calm the troops The bloated contracts are not bringing in enough loot Why do we even have a national university? Why isn’t our crime problem apart of its national study? Does our approach to crime have any scientific methodology?

Belmopan People: Lost dog..... looking for her owner, probably lost during the fireworks... Now at Belmopan Humane Society
Ok, so who in Bmp is missing this little sweetie. she is definitely someone's pet and pretty freaked out being on the street. was found at the bus station. could have escaped when we had those fireworks the other night. Please check with your neighbours and have anyone who has info call 602 7947 Lilly

Retire Among Friends in a Tropical Paradise for $1,500 a Month
Corozal, on the northern edge of Belize, might just be the perfect retirement destination. It’s certainly captured the hearts of the 1,000 or so North American expats who call it home.

CTV3

Swift Police Response Leads To Robbers Arrest
Swift police work led them to the arrest of one man in connection to a robbery that took place last night. Nineteen year old William Tuyub, a cashier of San Estevan Street in Orange Walk Town, reported to authorities that about nine fifteen last night he was at his job at RW Electronics located at the corner of Cinderella and Fonseca Streets in Orange Walk when a male person, who had his face covered with a blue rag, entered the building armed with a knife. The individual reportedly pointed it at the complainant and demanded money.

Honoring George Price On National Service Day
Today marks three years since the Father of The Nation, Rt. Hon. George Cadle Price passed and September 19th has since been coined National Service Day for his unwavering lifelong commitment to serving the people. The Right Hon. George Price led the nationalist movement and the country to self-government and then to Independence on September 21st, 1981. He is considered the Father of the Nation and National Hero and is the Leader Emeritus of the People’s United Party. His life was dedicated to service to country, Reporter Maria Novelo revisits his legacy in the following report. George Cadle Price – the first Prime Minister of Belize was a man who was well-known and loved by all Belizeans. Mr. Price’s selfless service to our country during his entire adult life is unparalleled. He gave of himself with dedication and devotion to duty, to God and Country. Because of his determination we are today an independent nation. Belize is respected and recognized regionally and internationally because of the vision of George Cadle Price, who understood that we as a people deserve to chart our own destiny. All Belizeans value his great work and honour his contribution the work of the peaceful, constructive, new, progressive and Belizean revolution.

Remembering The Father Of The Nation
On Sunday September 21st Belize will be celebrating 33 years of sovereignty obtained in 1981. Back then the Union Jack was lowered at the stroke of midnight and the Belizean Flag for the first time flew proudly in the air. Belize had obtained its Independence without fighting a war. The country’s liberation was secured by the Father of the Nation the Right Honorable George Cadle. Of course there were others who were instrumental in the movement towards self-government but the man would later become known as the Father of the Nation was at the helms holding the reins very step of the way. And just as how he was able to talk his way into obtaining our Independence, George Cadle Price faced the foreign press after his fight against colonialism ended. Journalist “Are you using British Military presence because you can’t get the United States?” George Price, Premier of Belize “Well, up to now, it has been the responsibility of the British to maintain a presence here and they have done so and will remain after Independence for an appropriate time.”

O/W Police To Remain On High Alert For September Festivities
The highly anticipated Independence Day weekend is finally afoot in northern Belize. Residents are looking forward to a good time spent with friends and family and there are surely hundreds of visitors expected to be in Orange Walk for the event as well. But with the excitement comes uncertainty as the fear of crime and even death lingers in everyone’s mind. Safety is a concern and today we contacted the Orange Walk Police Formation to find out more about the measure they are taking for the festive weekend. Inspector Selvyn Tillett told us more about these. Selvyn Tillett- Second In Command Orange Walk Police “The police will be gearing up for the 21st we will enforce our patrols by foot and mobile. I am asking the public to ensure that when the leave their homes it is properly secured and to inform neighbors that they are away. We are asking anyone that sees someone suspicious to inform the police immediately. We will be on high alert since we expect people from out districts to come here especially from Belize City.”

Children's Rally A Huge Success
It is one of the biggest parades in Orange Walk each year and this year the children’s parade did not fail to impress. The annual event is held in September as part of the month’s festivities leading up to Independence Day. Our news team was out at the center of town to capture the energy this year. Here’s a look at what it was like. The Queen Victoria Avenue in front of Town Hall was buzzing with music, drumming, and above all the chattering of gleeful students, big and small. It was that time of the year when thousands of school children gather to pay tribute to the place they call home and the timing couldn’t be more fitting says Education Center Manager Carla Alvarez.

Identity Of Man Found Dead Still Unknown
Last night we told you about an alleged hit and run accident that occurred sometime yesterday afternoon and claimed the life of one man. When we left you, police were still trying to determine the victim’s identity and today there is no change in that since the deceased has still not been positively identified. As we reported, acting upon information received of the body of man seen lying on the San Lorenzo Road in Orange Walk, police personnel visited the area where they found the lifeless body of a Creole male person in his late 50’s lying face up on the left hand side of the road.

Students Recuperate From Traffic Accident
Yesterday we reported on the traffic mishap in the Village of Santa Clara in the Corozal District that left two students from the San Roman/Santa Clara RC School suffering from several injuries. The girls, six and four years old, were knocked down by a passing trailer truck loaded with cement while standing on the left hand side of the road waiting to cross the street and head on to school after their lunch break. Today we can tell you that both students have been released from the Corozal Community Hospital and are back at home recuperating from their injuries and from the frightful ordeal.

Robbery Gone Bad In O/W, Chines Businessman Kills Robber
Amid the hustle and bustle of mid-afternoon traffic, an armed robbery went horribly wrong for one of the culprits as he was shot dead shortly after exiting the store they targeted. Details are sketchy but authorities say that around 3:00pm, two men riding separate bicycles, one of Creole Decent and the second of Hispanic Decent, entered Hung Yun Store located on Otro Benque Road, right in front of the Northern Regional Hospital and pretended as if they were shopping. But shopping was the last thing on their mind because their plan was to rob the establishment. Reports are that during the robbery at least two customers were inside.

The Reporter

Venezuela to address high murder rate
Nicolas Maduro, Venezuelan President, says he will address his country’s high murder rate by disarming civilians of guns. Maduro said his government would invest US $47 millon and create 60 new disarmament centres. According to United Nations figures, Venezuela has the second highest murder rate in the world after Honduras. Most of the murders in Venezuela are committed using firearms. UN figures suggest there were 53.7 murders per 100,000 inhabitants in 2012, compared to 90.4 in Honduras. The figure was up from 47.8 the previous year.

“Connecting Homes, Improving Lives”
One thousand families in 40 rural communities that did not have electricity will now be able to access this important commodity through a tripartite venture among the European Union (EU), the Government of Belize (GOB) and the Belize Electricty Limited (BEL). When the agreement was first initiated in 2011 it was for the electrification of the 40 rural communities, but more than half of the residents could not afford the cost of connecting to the system, which required installing a service entrance, which is basic infrastructure required for proper connection, which costs between $800 and $1,200. The EU approved that the remaining funds from the electrification project be used to install up to 850 service entrances with BEL financing another additional 150. The project which goes by the name “Connecting Homes, Improving Lives” was launched on Thursday in Camalote Village, Cayo at the residence of Mark Andrews and his family of ten.

Patrick JonesPJ

Prime Minister outlines national development agenda
rime Minister of Belize, Dean Barrow, on Sunday trotted out various economic statistics to make the argument that in four key sectors of national development, Belize is ahead of the curve. The Prime Minister, in his Independence Day address to the nation, cited four “pillars of national development”: a strong economy, an aggressive infrastructure plan, social development and transformation and promotion of patriotism and national pride. For the first, the Prime Minister compared key statistics to the numbers in 2005 – the mid-point of the second administration of Prime Minister Said Musa. The national deficit is lower, as is inflation; national reserves and capital spending have been doubled, and the Government is able to pay for its works without having to increase taxes as external debt has been reduced with the launch of the renegotiated “Superbond”. Interest rate at the various financial institutions is down, particularly since the launch of the National Bank. In December of 2014, the Government will pay out approximately $3 million in interest on home mortgage loans with a value of $100,000 and above as one of its “annual relief” efforts which have focused on forgiving outstanding loans.

CREWS monitoring equipment to address climate change
The Coral Reef Early Warning System (CREWS) is designed to measure key data and monitor conditions of coral reefs on a real-time basis. Developed by the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), it has been adopted by the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) as a centerpiece of the effort to obtain reliable data as a basis for strategies for fighting climate change. Today, one of five such stations sponsored by the European Union (EU) as part of its Global Climate Change Alliance Caribbean Support Project was handed over to the Government of Belize and specifically the Ministry of Forestry, Fisheries and Sustainable Development for its continued usage.

Blogs

San Pedro JUMPS UP For Belize’s 33rd Birthday Independence Day PARADE, Part One
I think I can make it official. September 21st, Belize’s Independence Day, is my favorite holiday of the year. I so love a parade – and when you know at least half the paraders (all having the time of their lives), the parade is extra fun, extra special. (Though I’m wondering if the Platypus taped into his costume could say the same.) Belize City may have a bigger parade, Orange Walk might have “the best” – but San Pedro’s parade is my very favorite. And I hope I never miss it. This year the parade was a bit shorter this year – some of the usuals like Big Daddy’s, Marina’s Store, Atlantic Bank – were absent. (Here are the posts from 2013 – Part One and Part Two). And no kids marching band/drum corp. Rumor was that the schools were NOT allowed to participate due to alcohol being served/consumed during the parade. Nice idea – but In San Pedro? I think the jig is up.

Billy Webster Investigation Report
This was sent in to us anonymously via email and asking that we share it so others can know that the Belize Police refuse to do their jobs. Back in 2012 Canadian National William L Webster aka Billy Webster, was found dead in his home in Santa Elena, Belize police ruled the case suicide and have refused to re-open the case despite numerous requests from William’s wife and an independent investigation that shows that Billy did not and could not have committed suicide. Conclusion (1) Given all of the circumstances that surround this matter, the crime scene photographs, the reconstructions of the scene based on witness testimony, the police report, and statements of all concerned, as well as the medical examiners own report, which clearly states, (The particulars that I have been able to ascertain by inquiry and external examination of the body being insufficient to enable to determine for legal purposes the cause of death) Doc 15) there is overwhelming evidence that William L. (Billy) Webster did not and could not have committed suicide.

Meat Empanadas
Empanadas are made all over Latin America and the Caribbean. In Belize they made with corn masa, but in Puerto Rico and certain other countries they are made using a dough made from flour. This dish spicy, satisfying and addictive.

Eco Lodges in Belize
From luxury to budget-friendly, three great eco-lodges in Belize, including Francis Ford Coppola’s Blancaneaux Lodge, Mountain Equestrian Trails, and Banana Bank Lodge.

The September 21, 2014 issue of The STAR (Cayo) is online HERE

This Week's Stories:

  • Murder In Duck Run 3:
    San Ignacio police are investigating a murder that occurred in the mainly Hispanic village of Duck Run 3 in the Cayo District. On Sunday, September 14, Police were called out to Duck Run 3 where they found the body of Hispanic man with chop wounds to the neck. The victim was identified by the wife as that of her husband Pedro Ariel Diaz Guien, 24, Guatemalan laborer residing in Duck Run 3. The body was transported to the San Ignacio hospital where it was officially pronounced dead by the medical officer on duty. In the process of the investigation five male persons were detained for questioning which ultimately led to the arrest of Luvin Ernesto Peres, 26, Belizean laborer also residing in Duck Run 3.
  • Man And Boy Facing Burglary Charge:
    A thirty seven year old man and a fifteen year old boy are today in jail on a burglary charge. At around 4:50 pm on Tuesday, September 16, Onesimo Chi Jr., 34, Belizean mason of an Alta Vista Street address in San Ignacio, visited the police station where he filed a burglary report. Chi told the police that at around 7:30 am he properly secured his house and left for the day. When he returned later that day, he reportedly heard strange noises inside the house. He allegedly saw a pair of unfamiliar blue slippers in the hallway leading to the living room.
  • Editorial: The Swift and Decisive VS The Slow and Lame:
    Major violence occurred on the mean streets of Belize City on Wednesday night. Eight persons were shot with three fatalities. Prime Minister Dean Barrow, in his usual prompt manner, immediately began to get things moving. In less than 24 hours he had met with the police high command to find out what they have done, what they are doing and what they intended to do to immediately nip this one in the bud. In the prompt meeting with the police high command, Prime Minister Barrow offered suggestions and financial assistance to law enforcement officials to get on immediately with addressing this scourge. This is what a true leader does. This is the taking of prompt and decisive action. The ball is now in the court of law enforcement professionals. The political will to address this matter is as solid as a rock.
  • Salvadoran Man Planting Weed:
    Unable to forthwith pay imposed court fines a Salvadoran farmer was sent to jail on two drug related charges. It is reported that at around 4:30 pm on Monday, September 15, acting upon information received, police visited the Los Tambos residence of Juan Antonio Leon, 30, Salvadoran farmer and Olga Ofelia Sermeno, 35, Belizean domestic both residing at the same address. A search of the house was conducted leading to the discovery of a white plastic bag containing suspected cannabis seeds. The search, extended to the yard, resulting in the discovery of a transparent plastic bag which contained several small plants ranging from one to two inches in height, suspected to be marijuana seedlings.
  • Brazil Armed Robbers Seize Rio Archbishop's Crucifix:
    The archbishop of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil has had his crucifix and ring stolen in an armed robbery. Cardinal Dom Orani Tempesta was on his way to an engagement in the city when his car was ambushed by three men. One of the robbers, who pointed a gun at the cardinal, realised who he was and apologised, an aide said. However, the gang continued with the crime only holding back from taking his vehicle as well. The cardinal's items were later recovered. No-one was hurt in the incident, which happened on Monday evening in the Santa Teresa district of the city.
  • Violence Against Women:
    The Special Envoy for Women and Children, Mrs. Kim Simplis Barrow wishes to highlight the fact that violence against women in the family, workplace, community and society in general, is unacceptable and a gross violation of human rights. Violence whether occurring in the home or in the community, instils fear and insecurity in women, often leading them not to report or to withdraw reports. Mrs. Simplis Barrow encourages both women and men to report acts of violence and follow through with legal proceedings; stressing that fear, social pressures and shame should not be a deterrent to seeking help. The Domestic Violence Act is there to provide protection and the Police Department has an obligation to respond to all reports of domestic violence regardless of the perpetrator.
  • Karate Bronze Medal-Codicader Games 2014:
    The Belize Karate Federation would like to extend its congratulations to Mr. Ceasar Dyk on his stella performance at the CODICADER Games held in Guatemala on September 3-7, 2014. Mister Dyck fought his heart out against Costa Rican Champion, Daniel Alfaro to secure a bronze medal for Belize at a score of 4 points -1 point. Even though Mr Dyck was the sole karate athlete representing Belize, the auditorium roared with support from the Panamanian and Salvadoran fans. The under 76 kilograms category was was won by Guatemalan, Javier Morales, who defeated the sub-champion Nicaraguan, Andres Abrahan.
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International Sourcesizz

OAS anti-corruption mechanism releases report on Belize
The Committee of Experts of the Follow-up Mechanism for the Implementation of the Inter-American Convention against Corruption (MESICIC) of the Organization of American States (OAS) adopted the Belize report on the implementation of this treaty in the framework of the fourth round of review of the mechanism, during its 24th meeting held at the headquarters of the hemispheric institution in Washington, DC. The report on Belize provides a comprehensive review of structure, operation and results achieved by the Office of the Auditor General (OAG), the Office of the Services Commissions (OSC), the Ministry of the Public Service (MPS), and the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), four of the main oversight bodies responsible for preventing, detecting and punishing corruption in that state.

Belize brokers arrested after 2-year FBI stock manipulation probe
After an almost two year investigation into offshore stock entities in Belize, things moved quickly on Sept. 9. The indictment in Brooklyn was unsealed and at 11:45 a.m. Robert Bandfield was arrested in Miami on stock fraud charges. By 1 p.m., FBI agents and Belize police were on the fourth floor of the Matalon Building in Belize City searching the offices of Titan International Securities Inc., IPC Management Services LLC and Legacy Global Markets SA, seizing computers and file boxes. The operation went well into the night. At the same time, U.S. law enforcement officials were executing a search approved by Belize government officials of Unicorn International Securities LLC on Coney Drive, not far from the Matalon. The indictment charged Bandfield, Andrew Godfrey, Kelvin Leach, Rohn Knowles, Brian De Wit, Cem Can, IPC, Titan, Legacy and Unicorn with orchestrating an offshore operation that hid assets and the identities of investors, perpetrated securities fraud and money laundering and aided in tax evasion. All of the named defendants are residents of Belize City. De Wit and Can are Canadian nationals. Leach and Knowles are natives of the Bahamas. Bandfield is originally from the U.S. and Godfrey is a Belize native.

Passion for artisan baking on the rise
Students in Vancouver Island University's baking and pastry department will travel to a baking field school in Belize to broaden their knowledge and skills The passion for artisan food is palpable these days at Vancouver Island University's baking and pastry department, where instructors are preparing for a series of international educational adventures. Next month, baking instructor and department chairman Martin Barnett goes on a professional development sabbatical that will take him on a European journey from a slow food symposium in Italy to a trade showcase of the best in cutting-edge baking technology. Preparations are also underway for a baking field school to Belize with instructor Ken Harper, who travelled to the region in June, where students will discover first-hand the origins of common ingredients like vanilla, cinnamon, cacao, nutmeg, cloves, cardamon and coffee.

Mexico President Says He’s Against Legal Marijuana Sales
Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto said that he’s against the legalization of marijuana as Latin American leaders debate drug policies, saying it would open the door to increased harm from narcotics. The Western hemisphere needs a broad debate regarding the legality of marijuana, Pena Nieto said in a television interview at Bloomberg’s headquarters in New York. Cannabis is legal for recreational use in Washington and Colorado and allowed for medicinal purposes in 23 U.S. states and the nation’s capital. Uruguay last year legalized marijuana sales. “I personally am against the legalization,” the 48-year-old president said. Legalizing marijuana would be “opening the door to a large intrusion of drugs that is very damaging to the population.”

Videos

Video: Independence Day Service from Open Door Believers Chapel, 68min.
Happy Independence Belize, Open Door Style!!! Gordon "Dickie" Soutar encourages his listeners to be courageous and bold as Belizeans of old.

Video: Fun day in Orange Walk,Belize, 4min.

Video: 21ST Independence day Belize celebration in Orange Walk, 2min.

Video: Good Shepherd Clinic, Belize, 11min.

Video: The Belize Emergency Response Team, 9min.

Video: The Belize Central Prison & the Kolbe Foundation, 6min.

Video: Bacab Adventure & Eco Park | Belize City | Central of America, 2min.
Part nature preserve, part theme park, Bacab claims to offer 'Something for Everyone' – which is no idle boast. The place is set on more than 500 acres of delicious jungle, through which wind hiking trails and waterways. A nature hike will likely reward observers with a glimpse of resident howler monkeys or multiple bird sightings. But adventurers might wish to explore the reserve on horseback (best scheduled a day in advance), by kayak or even by mountain bike . The place is perfect for families as it offers a plethora of 'safer' activities, including a huge swimming pool with a waterfall. More than 25 native butterfly species inhabit the Wild Wings Butterfly House , while a congregation of rescued crocodiles has laid claim to their own private watering hole. While this place was established with the cruise-ship tourist in mind – days when the ships aren't in (schedules change all the time; call the front desk to find out) are absolutely serene. The staff is warm and friendly and service absolutely top notch.

Video: Why Ambergris Caye is the Best Island to Retire In, 2min.
The largest and most popular island in Belize, Ambergris Caye has so many things to offer to retirees, including a watery wonderland, a lively town, and American-style amenities. Ambergris Caye, the largest of the 200 plus islands of Belize, remains the most populated and most popular caye in the country. Although part of the Central American country of Belize, it is more often compared to other popular Caribbean islands. Once a sleep fishing town, it morphed into a divers’ mecca in the 1960s because of the proximity of the spectacular barrier reef, located on half a mile offshore and visible from the eastern beaches.

Video: 7 Amazing Reasons Why You Should Travel to Belize, 2min.
If you are planning for a vacation, travel to Belize. There are so many amazing things about Belize country, and should be a good reason to go to Belize. If you are in the planning phase for a vacation, travel to Belize. Belize is situated in Central America, between Guatemala and Mexico and offers an abundance of pristine beaches, rich sea life, humble people and fresh air. A Belize vacation gives you a chance to be away from the usual hustle and bustle of life and spend adventurous and pleasurable time with family. There are great many amazing things about Belize.

Video: Belize Zoo | West of Belize City | Central America, 2min.
The Belize Zoo and Tropical Education Center is a zoo in Belize, located some 29 miles (47 km) west of Belize City on the Western Highway. Set in 29 acres (12 ha), the zoo was founded in 1983 by Sharon Matola. It is home to more than 125 animals of about 48 species, all native to Belize. The natural environment of Belize is left entirely intact within the zoo. The dense, natural vegetation is separated only by gravel trails through the forest. The Belize Zoo and Tropical Education Center receives almost 15,000 school children every year. The Belize Zoo focuses on educating visitors about the wildlife of Belize through encountering the animals in their natural habitat. The aim is to instill appreciation and pride, and a desire to protect and conserve Belize's natural resources. The Zoo was the recipient of Belize Tourism Board's 9th National Tourism Award, "Educational Award of the Year" in 2009.

Video: Belize to Xela Sept 2014 part 3, 38min.
The road trip back after my time in Belize. Join me on my way back from Belize going to Xela, Guatemala.

Video: Belize to Xela Sept 2014 part 4, 40min.
This is where I had the run-in with the Union thugs. The road trip back after my time in Belize. Join me on my way back from Belize going to Xela, Guatemala.

Video: Belize Jungle Zip Lining, 3min.
Your quest for the perfect mix of adventure and knowledge starts here in the heart of the Belizean jungle. Be one with nature and the most sacred elements of the ancient Maya …whose underworld of ceremonial caves and the canopies of ancient trees were used to send offerings up to their gods. This journey will be filled with interesting facts about Belizean culture history and geology as you drive through savannas and quaint villages to reach your hidden destination. There your skilled high angle guides will fit you with your harness and give you a safety briefing before you start your tour.

Video: Crystal Caves Belize Day Tours, 5min.
Be prepared to be “wowed” by this adventure that puts you up close and personal with the unique phenomenon of crystal caves. After donning your life vest, helmet and head lamp, you begin your short hike; tube in hand, to the secluded entrance of one of the intriguing Caves Branch Caves. Your journey begins as you float into a chamber where high ceilings and a stalactite lined wall give the feeling of a Cathedral and its mighty pipe organ welcoming you into a sacred place.

Video: San Pedro Belize To Tikal Day Tours, 6min.