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The Island Celebrates Belize at 33
San Pedro celebrated Belize’s 33rd Independence with two days of grand activities. Celebrations began on Saturday, September 20th with the official Independence Eve Ceremony, while Sunday, September 21st saw revelers on the streets in a parade of colors, celebrating Belize’s Independence Day. This year’s celebrations were held under the theme “Industrious Hands, Intelligent Minds, Together for Belize.” After a short invocation, Mayor of San Pedro Daniel Guerrero delivered the welcome address. Mayor Guerrero spoke on the significance of Belize’s Independence as it defines the country and its people. He also highlighted the accomplishments that the San Pedro Town Council has achieved in the past year. With formalities over, the crowd was treated to four dance presentations from the San Pedro Dance Academy, while the torch bearers made their way to Central Park. After the entertainment and once the torch bearers were in place, preparations started for the midnight Flag Raising Ceremony.
Oscar Ochaeta is the 2014 Reef Radio karaoke champ
Ten participants graced the audience on Thursday, September 18th at the 2014 Reef Radio karaoke competition. After several weeks of elimination, Oscar Ochaeta emerged as this year’s champion after convincing the judges and captivating the audience that attended the event at Jaguars Temple Night Club. Following the competition, Oscar “Oscar B” Dennis Benjamin, Caribbean singer and band member of Byron Lee and the Dragonaires took folks down memory lane with well known Soca music until the wee hours of the morning. After two rounds of competition the panel of judges selected Oscar Ochaeta as the 2014 Reef Radio Champion and took home $2000. Well known karaoke singer Lisset Gutierrez took second place and won $1000 while Desmond Berry settled for third place and took home $500.
San Pedro Parades with Pride on Independence Day
It might not have been the biggest parade that San Pedro Town in Ambergris Caye, Belize, has produced over the years, but the neon colors shone bright, smiles adorned the faces of all and the patriotic spirit of everybody who participated in the parade ignited the town. San Pedro residents paraded on Belize’s Independence Day, Sunday, September 21, 2014.
Under this year’s theme – ‘Industrious Hands, Intelligent Minds, Together for Belize’ was that the entire country of Belize observed its patriotic celebrations, from Belize City’s Carnival parade to celebratory events that took place all over the country during the month of September. Belizeans know how to celebrate and take much pride in their country during this time of year.
In San Pedro, the parade was not as large as previous years, but the energy of the participants made up for it. It was a lively and colorful parade filled with beautiful floats and vivid costumes that livened the spirit of celebration on the island.
San Pedro’s First Solar Street Light Installed
The corner intersection at the San Pedro Tropic Air’s terminal building stayed brightly lit during this weekend’s power outage due to the island’s first solar-powered street light that was installed in collaboration with Sky Renewable (Tropic Air’s Greif brothers Gary, Johnny and Max) and Area Representative Hon. Manuel Heredia Jr.; it was installed by Medina’s Construction.
Gary Greif commented to Ambergris Today that hopefully it’s the first of many to come for Ambergris Caye which could be a great project to light darker areas of the community that very much need it.
Misc Belizean Sources
Eating Like a Local in Ambergris Caye Belize Restaurants
San Pedro is home of the best top restaurant in Belize: the Ambergris Caye Belize restaurants, primarily because Ambergris Caye has been the most popular tourist attraction in Belize for so many years. There are two more main factors supporting their food scene: one is its large expat community, and two, compared to other locations, the standard of living for local San Pedranos is much higher. Here are the top restaurants in Belize in San Pedro.
Top Restaurants In Belize
Elvi’s Kitchen — One of the oldest local restaurants in San Pedro, Elvi’s Kitchen is a top favorite among tourists and locals alike. This is not exactly one of the cheapest restaurants you will find in the town, but eating here will make you forget about your budget because of the tasty meals they offer. Among the other items in them menu, they offer a good selection of seafood dishes, including garlic butter red snapper.
Estel’s Dine by the Sea — Estel’s is the most famous places to eat in Belize for breakfast. And because it is right next to the beach, a gorgeous view beautifully complements their amazing food. During Sundays, you can join them for their beach barbecue that includes pork chops, chicken, sausage and ribs.
EMPRENDE Award Ceremony
BELTRAIDE, in partnership with the Centre for the Promotion of Micro and Small Enterprises (CENPROYMPE) and the Embassy of Taiwan (China), has is executed completing a the project in Belize called, “Integral Development of Entrepreneurship for Central America and Dominican Republic” here in Belize. Round I of EMPRENDE Belize was held from June – September, 2013 and saw the training of over fifty entrepreneurs. Eighteen of them successfully presented to the Evaluation Panel and were awarded Seed Capital Funds in the amount of $7,000.00 US each.
The admissions office of KDI School of Public Policy and Management is pleased to inform you that full scholarship opportunities are available for outstanding potential candidates in your country for Spring 2015 Admissions.
For the year 2014, KDI School has admitted about 300 outstanding students and about 51% of them came from 73 different countries. Currently, all international students are on scholarship and 95% of them receive full tuition and monthly stipend as they pursue their Master’s or Ph.D. degree programs at KDI School.
The Organization of American States (OAS), through the Department of Human Development, Education and Employment (DHDEE) and the University for Peace (UPEACE), through the OAS Partnerships Program for Education and Training (PAEC), are offering scholarships to qualified candidates of the Americas to participate in the online master’s program in “Sustainable Peace in the contemporary World”.
Sept 14, 2014 - Sept 20, 2014 Report
It’s Independence Day here in Belize on September 21st! Another fantastic reason to party - which San Pedro does well. Celebration is in the air. And El Pescador is celebrating! On September 19th, Ali lead the ribbon cutting ceremony thanking the staff and crew that all assisted in the timely lodge renovation. The rooms are flat out gorgeous. As I write this, our first guest will stay in a newly remodeled room tonight! The bachelor party is floating around in the pool telling lies about their fishing and everything else. The staff is all planning on watching the fireworks at midnight, and I’m sure there will be some sleepy eyes in the morning. Luckily, it’s not a busy day tomorrow. We do look forward to some big fun times coming up. In the meantime, share in our celebration. Check out our El Pescador facebook page. Thank you to everyone for a great week. Plan your fishing and practice your cast!
City Men Charged For Gang Membership
Last week, we told you about the press conference hosted by Prime Minister Dean Barrow and the Police High Command following those 4 shootings which left 3 people dead and 5 injured on last week Wednesday.
As we told you, the investigators believe that 3 of those shootings were direct retaliation by affiliates of the George Street Gang, after reputed GSG figure Brandon Tillett's father, Cyril McFoy Robinson was murdered in his yard next to the Saint Ignatius Primary School.
At that press conference, the Prime Minister announced that police were going to enforce the crime of belonging to a criminal gang, as part of their crackdown. Well today, Brandon "BT" Tillett, and his fellow reputed affiliate, Shane Harris, were taken to court for that charge, and tonight they are on remand.
Man Crushed In OW Carnival
The Independence Day weekend had its share of violence: there were 2 murders, one shooting and the alleged robber who was shot to death on Friday afternoon in Orange Walk Town. But tonight, the first fatality we report on is the death of a 65 year-old man, which happened during the Orange Walk Independence Day Carnival on Sunday.
There are varying reports, but relatives of Santos Bernaldino Uh, better known as Kel-bo, was watching the carnival with this family. The carnival was nearing the end, when Uh, who was reportedly under the influence, told his relatives that he intended to leave Dunn Street.
Uh was walking pass the crowd, when a float that was giving away rum flasks passed. A group of eager carnival viewers rushed up to the float to get some free liquor, and that's when one of them accidentally stumbled into Uh. He fell under the wheels of the truck, and was crushed to death when it ran over his head. His own son had to call home and find out what clothes his father was wearing because his face had been crushed.
Today, the police press officer says that the driver of the vehicle has been served with a notice of intended prosecution:
San Pedro Water Taxi Crashes Into Reef
Dozens of lives were put in danger this morning when a San Pedro Belize Express water taxi crashed into the reef outside San Pedro Town. The boat is named Caye'z Stars and it ran aground on of the reef area known as Coral Gardens - which is a popular snorkeling spot between Caye Caulker and Ambergris Caye. It happened at 6:20 am - on the first run from San Pedro to Belize City.
Passengers called the Belize Port Authority hotline and the Coast Guard but the Coast Guard told us that the management of the San Pedro Belize Express declined assistance because they had it under control. They took two vessels to transfer the passengers - but those passengers said it took about half an hour to get that done - a tense 30 minutes as the boat's structural integrity had been compromised on the reef - which was also damaged.
So was it the weather or navigational problems? We did hear form passengers that the compass on the boat wasn't working right - but we could not confirm this because the company didn't want to comment.
Mechanic Killed In City Murder
As we told you earlier, there were two murders over the Independence Day weekend. The first one happened in Belize City Saturday evening at around 7 p.m. when 38 year-old mechanic Glenmore Stephen was shot in the back.
Today, police told us that he was walking in the Complex area in Lake Independence when a man ambushed him and fired at least 10 shots at him.
Rafael Martinez, Public Relation Officer - Police Department
"Police visited the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital where they saw the body of a 38 year old Glenmore Stephen. Initial investigations revealed that Stephen was walking along Rally Street in the vicinity of Electric Avenue and McKay Boulevard by the Complex when he was approached by a lone culprit who fired several shots at him causing his fatal injuries. Police have since detained a 27 year old male person who they believe can assist in this investigation."
Man Killed, Wife Injured In Tambos
Cayo Police had to respond to a murder at noon on Independence Day when a man was shot and killed in Los Tambos Village.
27 year-old Naturalized Belizean Manuel Ramos and his common-law wife, 36 year-old Alba Luz Moralez, were relaxing out under a shed when an unknown gunman targeted them from long-distance and fired several shots at the couple. Ramos was injured in the chest, arm and chin, and he died on the spot. His wife survived.
Today, police briefed the media on the information they have:
Rafael Martinez, Public Relation Officer - Police Department
"On the 21st there was also a shooting incident in Cayo where police were called to the Tambos area and where they saw the apparently dead body of 27 year old Manuel Ramos also of Los Tambos Village. Also injured in this shooting incident was his common-law wife 36 year-old Alba Luz Moralez also of Tambos Village. The initial investigations revealed that they were relaxing under a thatch hut when they were fired upon by an unknown person where Ramos receive an injury to his chest, chin and arm and Moralez received an injury to her leg. Both have been taken to the Western Regional Hospital where of course the body of Ramos awaits a post mortem examination and Moralez has been treated and is in stable condition. Again, police are investigating. We have no leads so far as investigations continue."
Daring Downtown Robbery Might Have Been Inside Job
There was a robbery today in the heart of Belize City's downtown area. It happened in the parking lot of the Pink Boutique on North Front Street - near the swing bridge.
This afternoon the police press officer told us what they knew so far:
Rafael Martinez, Public Relation Officer - Police Department
"This morning at 11am, I am sure you guys have heard about it, it was a robbery that occurred in the parking lot of Pink's Boutique where the owner of that establishment was robbed of an undisclosed amount of money by a lone person on a motorcycle. The investigation is still in its infancy stage, so I cannot disclose any more on that, but I can tell you that we ae following several leads in this latest robbery in the city."
Christmas In September For PM
You might call it Christmas in September, but in the 7 years that Dean Barrow has been Prime Minister, his Independence Day Address has become known for its giveaways -from lower light rates to increases in internet speeds. Well, this year he promised that for both Internet and electricity rates, but the headline item was a novel initiative: the PM says he'll pay your housing mortgage in December if the original value was less than a hundred thousand. He called it middle class relief.
Prime Minister Dean Barrow
"This year, in keeping with the emphasis on the middle class, I announce that Government will meet the interest payment for the month of December 2014 on all home mortgages in the country with an original value of up to 100 thousand dollars. Thus every borrower in Belize with a housing loan at the National Bank, all the commercial banks, the DFC, Social Security and all Credit Unions, will be helped. Preliminary estimates show 1,602 such borrowers at the commercial banks; 4,833 at the credit unions; around 700 at the DFC; about 70 at SSB; and 200 at the National Bank. Altogether, then, at least 7405 mortgagors will be assisted in this way."
BTL Bandwidth Doubling Up
And, as we mentioned earlier, there will also be lower rates from the state controlled utilities. First, the Prime Minister announced another doubling of internet bandwidth for BTL, as well as changing the tax regime for internet service providers..
Prime Minister Dean Barrow
"Now, under nationalization, there is vibrant competition in the sector; liberalization resulting in the complete opening up of VOIP and related services; and internet and general rates that are at their cheapest ever. And as this forward march continues it gives me great pleasure to announce that I have just signed a Statutory Instrument making internet services zero-rated, rather than exempt, for GST purposes. This will allow all internet service providers to charge even less; and in the case of BTL as of October 1 customers will begin to get double the bandwidth for the same price. Of course GOB takes a revenue loss in consequence. But it is well worth it as together with BTL we deepen all- important internet penetration in this nation."
The Case Against Arthur
On Friday night on 7News, you saw the extraordinary interview given by Arthur Saldivar where he withdrew all threats of running independently, told his supporters to stand down and fall in with the party, and lamented the fact that Melonie Coye, was actually suing him. But, she is, very much so. Her attorney Eamon Courtney filed the lawsuit on Thursday September 18th. 7News has obtained a copy of the statement of claim, and we look at what it says tonight, and Saldivar's response from Friday:..
Jules Vasquez reporting
The claim form filed in court says the claim is for nine hundred and four thousand, seven hundred and forty dollars. The statement of claim narrates the events as they occurred: that Saldivar accompanied Coye to the Central to collect 1.676 million Belize dollars and two thousand US dollars.
Counting started at 1:30 pm with Coye and Saldivar sitting at separate tables along with officials of the Central Bank and the FIU. It took 7 hours to count and they finished at 8:32 pm.
As detailed in this breakdown provided by the Central Bank - and signed by Coye. The cash was stuffed into two suitcases and the claim asserts that Saldivar carried the bigger one, with nine hundred and four thousand dollars. Coye says she informed him that the monies would be taken to her residence.
Arthur Contrite, But Credible?
But that is only one part of the Saldivar story. The other part is his reconciliation with his party - even if it is a party that appears to not want him anymore. For Saldivar, the two issues, Coye and the PUP are joined, part of one big act of public contrition - the type rarely seen from big, blustery politicians. Tonight we look back at how Arthur Saldivar gave his most human interview yet:..
Courtney Weatherburne reporting
When Arthur Saldivar strode confidently out of PUP Headquarters last week Wednesday, he then gave us this glib interview, replete with his trademark bluster - so how did he turn to this only two days later, brooding, melancholic, stifling tears?
He says it was, first, the lawsuit brought against him by Melonie Coye:
Arthur Saldivar, Former PUP Candidate
"I certainly had no idea that this would have gone this far in relation to the client that I've served, so I certainly didn't expect this to happen the way it has."
And, Saldivar said, the lawsuit alone is enough to make him stand down:
Arthur Saldivar, Former PUP Candidate
"I know the truth and I know she does too, but while in that position I am asking all my supporters and my executive, PUP executive, the Belize Rural North to stand down."
Police Ponder Charges For Grocer Who Killed Robber In OW
Last week Friday, we told you about the Chinese Business man who shot and killed a man who he said robbed him just a few minutes earlier. Well, tonight we have a bit more details to share on the case.
As we told you, it happened in front of the Hung Yun Store on the Otro Benque Road in Orange Walk Town. This is also a short distance from the Northern Regional Hospital. The Chinese businessman, 35 year old Lie Wen Lee reported to police that 2 men entered. One of them pointed a gun at him and his shop attendant and ordered them to get on the ground. When they did, the robbers stole 500 dollars in cash and 2 cellular phones. When they were escaping, the store owner pulled his licensed weapon and chased after them. He says that when one of them made a motion at his pants waist, as if to draw a weapon on him, he fired first and shot 30 year-old Leslie Kenrick Logan Jr.
Other eyewitness reports say that when Logan went tumbling down off his bike, the Chinese businessman walked up to him and shot him twice more, and he then started to kick Logan in the head.
Iconic Cop Passes
And tonight we note the passing of two notable men from rural Belize District on the Old Northern Highway. The first is Gilbert Tablada, former Sergeant of police and an iconic lawman.
During the 80's, Tablada ruled the city streets with - if not an iron rod - than at least a "tambran switch". At the height of his powers, Tablada was feared and just the mention of the words, "Tablada di cohn!" in Belize City would send a whole block scrambling for cover. The Tablada Squad, or Crash Team as it was called was widely acknowledged as keeping the city streets under control up until he retired in the late 80's.
Tablada passed away at the age of 81, just as the flag was being raised at Memorial Park at 12:05 am on the 21st.
Today we spoke to his son Kent and his nephew, Minister of State Edmund Castro about the legacy of Gilbert Tablada:..
Kent Tablada, Son
"He passed late Saturday night and it was a very tragic announce to receive, simply because we had a normal day on Saturday. I was preparing to leave back to the States and so it was bitter sweet because I knew my days with him were limited - 3 days as a matter of fact from the time I last saw him to being called from the ceremonies out there on Saturday night to go see him just lying cold in a bed. As a matter of fact he suffers from asthma, so Saturday morning he just went to the hospital to get his vital signs checked and he was release, so that has happened on numerous times, so I didn't make much of it."
Man Who Found Jade Head Passes
Another well-known name from the old Belize District is Wilhelm "Busta" Leslie - and he also passed away this weekend at the age of 80. Busta Leslie is from the village of Rockstone Pond-Lucky Strike and he played a pivotal but under- appreciated role in Belize's history.
You probably won't read his name in any history book, but along with fellow villager Winston Herbert, they found the iconic jade head at Altun Ha. At the time - in 1968, the two were assistants to David Pendergast of the Royal Ontario Museum of Canada. They were inside the structure and actually found what is considered to be the most prized artifact in all of Mayan antiquity, the Jade Head.
Devil Was In The Details For Alkaline Concert
In our newscast before the long holiday break, we told you about how the Roman Catholic Church tried to block the Jamaican artist, Alkaline, from performing at the Sacred Heart College Auditorium for his 20th Night concert. Their attorney, Michel Chebat, managed to convince Justice Courtney Abel to grant them an interim injunction in an ex-parte hearing. The promoters from Marine Sound Entertainment told us that they were going to do everything they could to get the concert to happen and that's just what they did.
You may already know that they succeeded in get their concert to happen, but this sort of move, as far as we, know has no precedent So, for context we take you back to that moment on Saturday when there was still that uncertainty that the promoters would succeed. Martin Castillo, the main promoter, retained Hubert Elrington as his attorney, and they took advantage the opportunity to respond to that interim injunction.
Standards Branch Investigating Allegations Against GSU Commander
If you tuned into the KREM's WUB morning show today, you may have seen the Commander of the Gang Suppression Unit, Inspector Mark Flowers, making a guest appearance.
He made wholesale accusations against the media, especially Channel 7, of malicious intent and defamation.
He was referring to the story which we ran about the 2 women on Wilson Street who claim that he acted inappropriately and roughed them and several children up.
Well, Flowers says that he has sought legal advice, and will be taking action against this and 2 other media houses, which is his right.
But while he takes us to court, Police say Flowers is also under investigation by the Professional Standards Branch for his actions on that very same night.
Climate Change Technology For Southwater Caye
Yesterday, while the country was enjoying the end of their holiday weekend, the Caribbean Community Climate Change Center was busy on Southwater Caye. They were handing over a new state-of-the-art piece of equipment.
This one is designed specifically to monitor the changes in climate, and how it negatively affects our coral reef system. As is well known, Belize boasts the second largest Barrier Reef in the World, and the largest in the Americas, and such an equipment is seen as important to maintaining a World Heritage Site.
Our News Team went to Southwater Caye with them, and Daniel Ortiz got to see first hand how it works. Here's his story:
Daniel Ortiz reporting
At a casual glance, you might mistake this for an ordinary buoy. At a closer look, however, you might notice that it is mounted with very sophisticated measuring instruments. They're all there to check changes in climate and weather.
Sparring Over Security Issues On Independence Day
And so while we've covered the good stuff form the Independence Day address - there was also some political sparring between the Prime Minister and the Leader of the Opposition. First, the leader of the opposition challenged the Prime Minister to do more for domestic and border security:..
Hon. Francis Fonseca, Leader of the Opposition
"We recognize that we are nonetheless at war, a war we are currently losing. Even as we celebrate in our towns and cities across Belize, deep inside the magnificent Chiquibul and other protected rainforest areas of our country, hundreds of acres of our pristine national patrimony are being lost to illegal farmers, miners and extractors of Xate and rare artifacts. The situation demands that we prioritize so that we can invest in adequate security infrastructure including helicopters."
Playing Politics On Independence Day
And the Leader of the Opposition also challenged the UDP style of governance - which its PUP critics say is based on a strong patronage system for party loyalists, with little left for those who don't two the red party line.
Now, everyone knows that politics isn't supposed to make its way into the Independence Day addresses - but somehow it almost always does. And this year was no different:..
Hon. Francis Fonseca, Leader of the Opposition
"A growing political divide grounded in a troubling brand of governance which offers no regard or respect to duly elected representatives of the people who do not belong to the party in government. Political parties are important and necessary but once elected to government that political party and its leader have a solemn duty and obligation to serve the people of Belize wherever they may live and regardless of who they voted for."
BELTRAIDE Awards Entrepreneurs
About 3 weeks ago we told you about Beltraide's seed grant program designed to educate and train entrepreneurs for the business world and provide them with financial aid. Well, today marks the end of the program but the beginning of new business ventures for 14 entrepreneurs. They were honored in a closing ceremony at the Radisson and they told us how their dreams can finally be realized with this seed grant.
The first phase of the program began in June until September 2013 and the second phase was held from April - August 2014. 10 entrepreneurs received US$7,000 and 4 received US $3,500. Products range from sauces, coconut water and wine to clothing, health and wellness and IT.
Was The 21st. Flag The Real Deal?
Amid the incessant clamor of the celebrations season, there is one sacred and fundamental moment that solidifies all activities, that unifies all Belizeans; and that's the flag raising ceremony. But, KNOWING WHAT WE DO NOW ABOUT THE real Belizean flag and the much circulated knockoff's, was it the real deal? Did they raise the real flag? According to designer Inez Sanchez, they did not. Compared to the original flag, both men should be darker in their complexions. Word to the BDF on that one..
Machel Was Magic
Still can't get over the Machel Montano concert? Well, that's not a surprise because it was a blow out; a night surely to be remembered. There was an enormous crowd on Saturday night jamming to Montano beats as well as our very own Soca queen Ernestine and TR Shine. There was a power outage around 8 but that didn't delay the soca bash. Gates were opened at 8 Saturday night and the concert kept on going in full force until about 4:30 on Independence morning. Tonight we leave you with footage of Montano's grand concert.
Guatemalan National Killed in Los Tambos
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Glenmore Stevens Gunned Down in Belize City
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Notice of Intended Prosecution for Shop Owner in Orange Walk Shooting Death
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Man Crushed by Flatbed During Orange Walk Carnival
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Aggravated Robbery at Pink Boutique’s Parking Lot
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The State of the Nation by Dean Barrow and Francis Fonseca
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Infant One Student Raped
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Police Investigate Shooting in Belmopan
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Brandon Tillett and Kareem Lopez Before the Courts Again
Brandon Tillett, aka B.E.T., the George Street Associate and gang member, returned to court this morning. Tillett is the son of fifty-six year old Cyril McFoy who was gunned down [...]
Taylor’s Alley Resident Arraigned for Murder of Tulio Caceres
A suspect was today arraigned for a murder which occurred three months ago in Belize City. Taylor’s Alley resident, Keyron Gibson, was before the courts for the June thirteenth murder [...]
Alkaline Concert held at Sacred Heart with Restrictions
On Friday, the Roman Catholic Diocese was granted an interim injunction preventing Jamaican dancehall artist Alkaline from performing in concert at the Sacred Heart College compound in San Ignacio Town. [...]
GSU Commander Says Media to be Sued
Inspector Mark Flowers was installed as commander of the Gang Suppression Unit merely two months ago. Soon after he took on the top post for the elite unit that was [...]
EU Ban on Fisheries Stock Remains Firmly in Place
The ban on Belizean fish stock imports remains in place, at least for now. The matter came up at a recent meeting in Spain of OCEANA’s board of directors and [...]
Budding Entrepreneurs Get Major Boost
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Highlights of the Uniform Parade
The annual Independence Day Uniform Parade in Belize City was held on Sunday morning to a spectatorship of thousands who lined the principal streets of the Old Capital to cheer [...]
Orange Walk Carnival 2014
From Belize City to Orange Walk…thousands of persons converged to view the carnival. We were there to catch all the excitement and energy of the revelers. There were thirty-one bands [...]
Sporting Highlights with James Adderley
Good evening I’m James Adderley and this is Sports Monday. To get some action over the weekend, we had to head West to San Ignacio Saturday night where the [...]