L.I.C.U. Hosts Fiery Special General Meeting
There is a dark cloud of controversy and contention over the La Inmaculada Credit Union following a special general meeting held Saturday in Orange Walk. That meeting was demanded by [...]
Has Senator Ray Davis Been Booted?
Ray Davis – is he in or out as senator for the unions? Well, our sources say he’s out, but when we spoke with President of the National Trade Union [...]
N.T.U.C.B. Says FM Elrington was Disrespectful
And what is the position of the unions in respect of the Belize Territorial Volunteers’ recent encounter with the Guatemalan Military near the Sarstoon Island? President of the N.T.U.C.B. says [...]
Dangriga Police Seek Murderer in Pomona Home Invasion
A horrible home invasion at an isolated farm on the Hummingbird Highway ended tragically for the Polanco family. One of five minors at home was senselessly murdered in front of [...]
B.T.V. Heads to Sarstoon Tomorrow
A small detail of territorial volunteers, led by Wil Maheia, is headed to Sarstoon Island on Tuesday morning again. The trip is the first of several planned visits to the [...]
O.A.S. Report on Sarstoon Incident Kept Under Wraps
Still on the matter of the Sarstoon….The O.A.S. report on the incident has been handed in to the Government of Belize. Today, News Five was able to confirm that the [...]
Guatemala in Chaos as Vice-President is Arrested
Over in Guatemala, there is huge political crisis which could lead to the collapse of the government of President Otto Perez Molina. On Friday, the former vice president, Roxana Baldetti [...]
Chamber Looking for Answers in B.O.A. De-risking
For the past few weeks, we have been reporting about the Bank of America severing ties with banks in Belize. Since then, Heritage Bank has been put on notice that [...]
B.E.W.U. Awaiting B.E.L.’s Response to Proposed Agreement
Exactly one month ago, we spoke with Marvin Mora, wearing his hat as President of the BEWU. Mora said that the union was cautiously optimistic after meeting with Minister of [...]
Sunday Afternoon RTA Leaves 3 Men Injured
A near-fatal traffic mishap along the George Price Highway sometime around three-thirty p.m. on Sunday afternoon has left several persons injured. A white Isuzu Trooper driven at the time by [...]
Eaton Belisle Arraigned for Double Fatality on Phillip Goldson Highway
Eaton Belisle, a Belize City bus driver is identified as the driver of a Mercedes Benz which collided into a Chevy pickup truck which caused the loss of life of [...]
2 Youths Remanded for Aggravated Assault
Tonight, two of three Belize City youths, Dwayne Evelyn and Lloyd Leslie Junior are on remand at the Belize Central Prison accused of committing an aggravated assault with a firearm [...]
Police Nab 11 Immigrants in Orange Walk
Eleven undocumented Salvadoran nationals are tonight the involuntary guests of the Immigration Department after they were picked up in the Orange Walk district. According to Police, they were conducting a [...]
I.L.O. Facilitates Workshop in Belize City
A national bipartite workshop facilitated by the International Labour Organization (ILO) in partnership with the Caribbean Employers’ Confederation (CEC) and the Caribbean Congress of Labour (CCL) was held today at [...]
G.O.B. Certified in Information Security Management
The Government of Belize has received a certification from the International Organization for Standardization for meeting the universal requirements of information security management. The yearlong program commenced in August 2014 [...]
Weekend Sporting Highlights With James Adderley
Good evening, I’m James Adderley and this is Sports Monday. Fresh off the scoreless draw against Gallos Blanco of Queretero, Verdes FC got back to tending its business in [...]
St. Francis Credit Union Assists Students To Further Their Education
On Saturday while members of the La Inmaculada Credit Union were busy at the Special Meeting, members and staff of the Saint Francis Xavier Credit Union in Corozal were engaged in a totally different activity. The management of the institution celebrate their annual back to school initiative by awarding students school grants. The program is one the institution is proud of says General Manager, Rafael Dominguez.
“This student grant actually we started in 2008 for this year we have an increment of students from 335 last year to 475 students that qualified for the students grant, throughout the district of Corozal the students from what we can say Corozal Community College, Escuela Mexico, Chunox, Adventist College and we even have participating other members that travel to Orange Walk to Muffles, Technical and even to Belize City, St. Catherine, Palotte High School and also for those in the island we have members that qualify also for that including the ITVET students.”
Possible Air Route From Chetumal To Belize Announced By Mexican Media
Mexico’s ambassador in Belize, Quesnel Carlos Melendez, in speaking with the Mexican press said that they are seeking a new air route from Chetumal to Belize, especially since Belize already has established air routes to Cancun and Merida. Here is a report from Notivision in Chetumal.
Deputy Commision Of Police Being Sued By Family Of Yolanda Consuelo Valencia
Approximately one year after Deputy Commissioner of Police, Miguel Segura was involved in a traffic collision that killed a woman; her family has filed a suit to get compensated for damages suffered in the incident. Viewers may recall that on Saturday August 16th 2014 around 5:30am, Segura was driving a police issued Nissan Pathfinder to his home in Benque Viejo when he crashed head on into a taxi which was heading to San Ignacio. The collision happened just outside Succotz Village and the female market vendor who was in the passenger seat, Yolanda Valencia, died on impact, while the driver suffered multiple injuries. Segura is being sued by Guadalupe Valencia who is seeking damages for negligence in her daughter’s death. The mother is also seeking to recover monies for Valencia’s funeral expenses, as well as loss of income since her daughter’s earnings were used to defray various expenses. And while Segura remains on interdiction, probably the most damning evidence against him is a cell phone video, which went viral on Social media. Viewers may recall that the video was captured shortly after the accident and it shows Segura in a white shirt and uniform pants, first putting his pistol into his left pocket. Segura then nonchalantly pulls out a cigarette, takes a puff, and then goes to pull up his pants - which was unbuttoned. What makes the video most jarring is that all this is happening ten feet from where the accident victim 54-year-old Yolanda Consuelo Valencia lay dead in the taxi. Guadulpe Valencia has attained the services of Attorney Kareem Musa.
Guatemalan Authority Seek To Investigate President Otto Perez
Last Friday Guatemala’s Attorney General sought to impeach Guatemalan President Otto Perez over a corruption scandal that led to the arrest of his former vice president, deepening a government crisis ahead of presidential elections next month.
Following months of investigation which included some 89,000 telephone taps, 6,000 emails and seventeen raids, prosecutors and a powerful U.N.-backed anti-corruption body known as the CICIG moved against Perez.
A report from Reuters says that quote, “Attorney General Thelma Aldana told a news conference it was "highly probable" that taped telephone conversations of people involved in the customs racket referred to Perez and ex-Vice President Roxana Baldetti, who stood down in May,” unquote.
Scotia Banks Awards Educational Grants To Twelve Students
This afternoon Scotia Bank handed out checks to 12 primary school students at their Main Street branch in Orange Walk Town. The checks were for three hundred dollars each and are education grants to help the students and their parents pay fees and buy books for the upcoming school year. The money is from the Scotia Bank Education Fund which was originally an initiative of the bank of Nova Scotia but it is now a commitment of Scotia staff. Today we spoke with Manager, Gilberto Magana, who told us that the students were selected based on merit and need.
“We have given out around eight hundred scholarships country wide and every year is about 70 to 75 grants of $300 each for and they are selected on the base of need but also on merit so it is a combination of both we go to schools every year to target different school in the district and we speak to the principal and to the teachers to help select the children and we provide them with applications and they submit eight or nine applications every year and then we do the final selection, we believe that is the best way because especially in the rural areas the teachers and the principals would be the ones that would most know and gladly we are able to help and as I mentioned the introduction we know that there is need in the education sector at all levels primary and up to University level where things get even more expensive.”
Former Corozal PUP Mayor Passes
Cornelio Acosta - to the young his name may not ring a bell but to the older folks especially from Corozal, they may remember that he took office as the Mayor of Corozal in 1997 to 1999. The well-known politician who served Corozalenos as Mayor under the People’s United Party passed away on Saturday at his home after he suffered a massive heart attack. Today he was laid to rest at 3:00p.m but there is no doubt that his memory will live on. Standard Bearer Gregorio Garcia recalls that Acosta’s support and work contributed to encouraging him in becoming the standard bearer of Corozal Bay.
“We express our heartfelt condolences to the family and he was a big part of us and especially he is a big reason why I am here and if we mourn as a party as a community for Cornelio Acosta and so many others who have passed before him, if you look at the wall here at the PUP office we have other a lot of great Mayors some have passed an some are still here and it is a hard thing but one of the attributes that Mr. Acosta has is definitely his passing will have an impact in our campaign and he will be missed totally but one thing with him is that he was always teaching and definitely we can’t have any other person taking his place because of that he has always shared information and very well known for past experiences where we can learn form and he was always adjusting, he was adamant about party unity and adamant about us hitting the ground and doing the things right here in Corozal Bay so Cornelio will be missed and we want to thank him for all what he has done for this community for the people of Corozal and for the People’s United Party.”
La Inmaculada Credit Union holds special general meeting
The much anticipated meeting of the membership of the La Inmaculada Credit Union took place on Saturday. The board of directors was forced to call the special general meeting after over one thousand members signed a petition demanding answers. Arturo Cantún reporting… “Saturday’s meeting was highly anticipated and attended by over 1,000 member owners of […]
Member says meeting left a lot to be desired
Dave Espadas has been one of the members at the forefront of the movement and calls Saturday’s meeting invalid. David Espadas – Member, LICU “And today’s meeting you didn’t need to come here it was all in the media and they went against one of the credit union’s bylaws, I think it is article seven […]
Former GM says matter will be settled in court
As was reported earlier, the former general manager Yolanda Gomez was not allowed to address the gathering. Following the meeting Gomez spoke with the press. She was asked to comment on the allegations made against her. Yolanda Gomez – Former, General Manager “Definitely I deny all of them and the president actually claimed that the […]
Police detain one man, seek two others for teenager’s murder
Harry Arzu reporting… “Dangriga police have one person in custody and are looking for two others in connection with the shooting death of a teenager during a home invasion at mile 26.5 on the Hummingbird Highway that occurred last Friday. Love News spoke with the officer in charge of the Southern Formation Sr. Superintendent Ralph […]
ILO conducts tripartite workshop
Private sector representatives as well as those representing different unions in Belize shared their thoughts on social and economic policy development, during a National tripartite Workshop that was held this morning at the Radisson Fort George Hotel and Marina in Belize City. The workshop was facilitated by the International Labor Organization as part of a […]
Shooting victim says Police has it all wrong
Last Friday Senior Superintendent of Police, Chester Williams called a press conference and told the media that 16 year old Mark Phillips was shot by his friend after they were reportedly waiting on their target. Chester said Phillips is known to police and is from the George Street Gang. Today, Phillips disputed William’s version of […]
Police detain illegal immigrants
Orange Walk police have detained a group of illegal immigrants. According to information reaching Love News, while on patrol Saturday morning near the junction of the Phillip Goldson Highway and the Chan Pine Ridge cut-off, they noticed a group of persons walking on the dirt road. They intercepted the group and questioned them about their […]
Belizean woman says they were attacked in Melchor de Mencos
On Sunday, Diana Trapp and a group of Belizeans had their regular excursion across the border to Melchor de Mencos. However, this trip was not like the previous ones. Trapp told Love News at the end of their trip before heading back to the border, they got into an altercation. Diana Trapp “I took an […]
Is Ray Davis out as senator for the unions?
The last time we heard about Senator Ray Davis is when the Second Vice President of the National Trade Union Congress of Belize, Audrey Matura Shepherd, publicly expressed that he would no longer represent the unions in the Senate. That was a few months ago and today we got an update from the President of […]
Labor Commissioner updates on negotiations with Belize Energy Workers Union
The Ministry of Labor has been assisting in the negotiations between the Belize Energy Workers Union, BEWU, and the Belize Electricity Limited, BEL. As we have reported, members of the union are unhappy and are asking for an eight percent increase. Minister of Labor Godwin Husle met with both parties on August 7 but since […]
Breaking Belize News
Cesar Romero wanted for motorcycle theft
The San Ignacio Police Department is requesting the public’s assistance in locating Cesar Romero, a resident of Santa Cruz area Santa Elena Town, who escaped from officers after stealing a motorcycle. Romero is wanted on the strength of an arrest warrant, issued for the crime of “theft of a motorcycle” […]
Scotia Bank Orange Walk branch gives back
12 primary school students from San Felipe and Progresso villages were awarded with scholarships thanks to the Scotia Bank Education Fund. A small ceremony at their Main Street Branch in Orange Walk was the venue for which the cheques of 300 hundred dollars each were given out. […]
Judge a man by his results
Look at a man like Abraham Lincoln, perhaps the greatest president of the United States. He had little formal education and grew up in a harsh frontier environment. As a young man he liked to take apart machines and put them back together. He was practical to […]
Guatemala’s President Otto Perez Molina: “I will not resign”
Speaking to his nation on television, Guatemalan President Otto Perez Molina insists he had no link to a customs bribery scandal, had not received money from same and thus will not stand down from his presidency, which expires next January. The former military leader, according to the BBC, insisted that his […]
2015 -2016 school year commences September 1st, 2015
There will be 182 days of school for Government-run and grant-aided pre and primary schools for the 2015-2016 school year, which commences on Tuesday, September 1 and ends on Friday, June 24, 2016. The official calendar presented by the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports, lists official activity and holiday […]
Primer on Guatemalan claim
The Belize Guatemala territorial dispute has remained unresolved since the 19th century, about a hundred and fifty years, and counting. It is, arguably, more in the Belizean public domain than ever before. More nongovernmental organizations have spoken out against resolving Guatemala’s unfounded claim at the International Court of Justice, a […]
Minister Castillo plans to continue his career in politics as ‘adviser’
He stepped aside for Belize City Mayor Darrell Bradley as Caribbean Shores standard bearer in April, but Minister of State Santiago Castillo Jr has told reporters he is not quite done with politics yet. As he winds down his only term in office, Castillo says he has told Prime Minister […]
Caye Caulker police seizes weed from water taxi
More than 1,000 grams of cannabis were discovered and labeled as “Found Property” in Caye Caulker on Saturday, August 22nd. Police discovered two parcels wrapped in plastic bags on a water taxi, containing 1,140 grams of cannabis. The drugs were then transported to the station and no one was charged […]
Ten illegal Immigrants detained in Orange Walk
Authorities in Orange Walk Town have detained ten illegal immigrants over the weekend and today, the men, women, and children remain under lock down. According to authorities, on Saturday morning while on patrol near the Come and Go Gas Station, they observed several Hispanic persons walking with […]
Get Expert, Insider Advice on Exploring Belize
Living in San Pedro, on Belize’s Ambergris Caye, I’m a bit spoiled. It offers spectacular Caribbean Sea activities and lifestyle options. So I don’t typically need to take a vacation to anywhere else in Belize. But I recently spent a wonderful week checking out Placencia and it far exceeded my expectations. Each morning I woke to find a calm, glistening sea, it’s surface smooth as glass…a delightful way to start the day!
Much has changed on the Placencia Peninsula in the last number of years, so if you’re thinking of adding Placencia to your list of places to visit in Belize, I’m going to share some of my travel tips.
Since the Placencia Peninsula is 17 miles long and rather spread out you’ll need a car to get around. To save time, many tourists fly directly from Belize International airport to Placencia, rather than drive there, which takes an extra day.
San Pedro Belize Fishing: A Quick Guide for Tourists
San Pedro Belize fishing is one of the most popular tourist activities in the country. Read through this San Pedro Belize fishing guide to help you determine the best places to get great catches.
Fishing is great throughout the coast of Belize, from Rocky Point on Ambergris Caye to the
Punta Icacos Lagoon and Port Honduras of Toledo. Any of the numerous rivers that empty into the Caribbean along the coasts of Belize can guarantee a daily catch. Many of your boatmen and guides speak English so learning where and what to fish should not be a problem. The waters that surround Ambergris Caye abound with a wide variety of saltwater fishing, while the island boosts some of the best fishing guides in all of Belize. Most types of fish, including tarpon and bone fish, can be caught all throughout the year. Within just 15 minutes of leaving the dock, you can start fishing in the tidal flats, or head on to blue waters hundreds of feet deep.
In Mexico, Crime Is Bigger Than a Crime Boss
The July 11 escape of the notorious Sinaloa crime boss, Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman Loera, from a maximum-security prison in Mexico has drawn considerable Mexican and international media attention. While the brazen and elaborate nature of the escape will add to the lore already surrounding Guzman, the escape itself carries little significance for organized crime in Mexico — though it will place a momentary strain on coordination between U.S. and Mexican law enforcement. The forces that drive the evolution of organized crime and their impact on society in Mexico are simply greater than any single crime boss.
9 Maya Site Maps Of Belize
Belize is synonymous with pristine; with unspoilt; with Mother Natures best kept secret; with “the nicest people on the planet”; with ancient Maya Cities. Yes, all of the above! When people visit us in our little space on the planet they are absolutely blown away that we have much more than awesome beaches and absolutely splendid places to stay there. They are blown away by the amazing jungle and treks through them and the adventure that sit in wait for them to push the button.
We have realised that there is a tremendous amount of reverence that people who visit us pay to the ancient Maya cities that sit in the jungle and coastal settings of our country. Thousands of years of history waiting to be told and we cannot wait to offer the stories to everyone.
The following is a listing of small maps for your use when you come visit us to and decide to go to one or more of our Maya Cities.
Always So Many Things to Do in Belize
I was very excited when my friends Mark and Andrea from Las Vegas told me were coming to San Pedro to visit.
As a countdown to their arrival date approached I tried to get as much work done as possible because I knew I probably wouldn’t be working much over the course of the two weeks they were going to be here. I was ready for a break from sitting on my butt at my desk on the internet all day. There is certainly not a shortage of things to do in Belize, but even just staying in San Pedro, I never imagined how much I would actually do in that two weeks.
The first week Mark was solo and he stayed for the first few days at Grand Baymen, because his brother owns a condo there and let him use it. Last year he really liked Exotic Caye Resort so he decided to move to beachfront for the latter part of his stay and for Andrea’s arrival. The unit that he stayed in last year was one that was destroyed in the fire so he got one closer to the office.
A blind eye being turned to erosion of heritage, history
Everyone sings praise for government efficiency.
That is, until the radical Islamic State obliterates ancient sites like Palmyra’s Baalshamin in a matter of days.
The sheer brutal nature of ISIL is horrific, shocking and blunt.
Bombs are just, well, downright gauche.
After all, the weapon of choice to wipe away history in our so-called more “civilized” countries is decades of underfunding, cutbacks, privatization, unbridled development, and a failure to take decisive action to stop climate change.
There are currently 48 properties on the UNESCO list of world heritage sites in danger. Some are there due to conflict in the Middle East, but others from a long list of other causes.
This includes the Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System, threatened by “overharvesting of marine resources, coastal development, tourism, industrial development and proposed oil and gas exploration and exploitation.” Or the Chan Chan Archaeological Zone in Peru —at risk due to “extreme climatic conditions” making the site “susceptible to decay and deterioration,” illegal farming practices, encroaching urban and infrastructure development and more.
U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command & U.S. Fourth Fleet
Sailors and Marines deployed as an Adaptive Force Package (AFP) from USNS Spearhead (JHSV 1) wrapped up their first mission stop in support of Southern Partnership Station-Joint High Speed Vessel 2015 (SPS-JHSV 15) in Puerto Castilla, Honduras, Aug. 24.
USNS Spearhead is deployed in support of SPS-JHSV 15, a U.S. Southern Command-sponsored deployment focusing on enhancing cooperative partnerships with regional maritime services and improving operational readiness for all participating services. In addition, SPS-JHSV 15 provides the opportunity for U.S. and partner nation forces to operate in the multinational environment, refine coordination, improve interoperability and demonstrate flexibility.
While ashore, the AFP provided training and subject matter expert exchanges (SMEEs), conducted community relations projects and completed multiple construction projects throughout the Colon district.
The AFP traveled to Honduras and sent a small detachment to Belize. During the next stop in Guatemala a small contingent will be sent to Colombia. The deployment concludes mid-October.
Possible Air Route From Chetumal To Belize?, 1min. Mexico’s ambassador in Belize, Quesnel Carlos Melendez, in speaking with the Mexican press said that they are seeking a new air route from Chetumal to Belize, especially since Belize already has established air routes to Cancun and Merida. Here is a report from Notivision in Chetumal.
My Special Guest Mario Cooking and Periscoping Part 1, 13min. Please welcome my special guest, broadcaster Mario Ramirez as he joins me in the kitchen for a bit of light cooking and Periscoping. Mario brings a lot of energy and fun to the kitchen while learning how to cook Belizean rice and beans while streaming live on Periscope.
Special Guest Mario Makes Belizean Fry Jacks Part 2, 21min. Mario Ramirez, broadcaster for Fox 11 continues his visit with us in the Bare Pantry Kitchen. Watch as he does a bang up job with making Fry Jacks. He also share with us his crazy work schedule and how he looks so good all the time camera.
Meredith College: Belize Healing Project, 4.5min. This past summer students from Meredith College went to the country of Belize, Central American with the college's Office of the Chaplain. The goal was to carry out a number of sustainable, educational projects that would have lasting benefits to the adults and children in this country. One of the projects took place at the George Price Center, teaching a healing curriculum about trauma recovery to adult orphanage workers.
crocs feeding caye caulker belize, 2min.
Diving in Belize, 19min. Diving off the Belize Aggressor on Deep South Scuba's dive trip to Belize, November 2007.
Earth Bag Home in Belize, 11min.
Belize, 4.5min. Snoorkowanie w okolicach Caye Culker w Belize. kwiecień 2014.