Taxi Man Gunned Down in Belmopan
Eleven days into the New Year and the police department is recording its sixth murder. Over the weekend, as many as four persons were brutally killed. We start with the [...]
Decomposed Body of Second Belmopan Taxi Man Found in Mount Pleasant
Today, twenty-five year old Lincoln Bejerano was charged for Robbery, Conspiracy to Commit Robbery and Keeping Ammunition Without a License for the point thirty-eight calibre rounds in his pocket. He [...]
Cleon “Tush” Smith Murdered in Hattieville
In the Belize District, an execution style murder took the life of Cleon Smith, aka Tush. It is said that the street figure moved to Hattieville some years ago to [...]
PG Teenager Murdered, Dumped in Well
The fourth murder victim was found inside a well in Punta Gorda. The grisly discovery of the decaying corpse of Jarrel Edward Pop was made by Punta Gorda police on [...]
Supreme Court Opens With Traditional Pomp and Ceremony
The anticipated traditional and ceremonial opening of the Supreme Court took place this morning in a packed courtroom of the judiciary and other guests. Chief Justice Kenneth Benjamin presided over [...]
P.U.P. Candidate for Leader Cordel Hyde Says Change is Imminent
The National Party Council of the People’s United Party met at Saturday to pave the way to a national convention set for January thirty-first in Belmopan. Various positions are up [...]
Contenders for P.U.P. Chairman Are Both Confident of Victory
As we told you, all eyes will be on the race for leadership which has led to very heated and unpleasant debate on social media. The Chairman position is also [...]
Patrick Andrews Says His Delegates Can Vote for Any Leader Candidate
One constituency which is always volatile even at the best of times is Belmopan. These are not the best of times, and early on in the convention race there was [...]
PG Arsonist Detained After Fiery Rampage
A string of fires in a span of two hours deliberately set by an arsonist kept Punta Gorda police and firefighters busy on Sunday morning. Around one-thirty a.m., local authorities [...]
Dangriga Commuter Claims She Was Raped After Getting Off Bus
There is one more allegation of rape to add to the growing list. It reportedly occurred in the south over the weekend. A resident of San Ignacio, Cayo District, claims [...]
Suspected Liquor Thief Arraigned in Court
The judiciary was busy today with the opening of the Supreme Court throughout the morning. When the Magistrate’s Court resumed session this afternoon, a businessman alleged he was robbed by [...]
“Boots” Martinez Speaks on Hostel Fire Investigation
It is now six weeks since three minors perished during a fire at the Youth Hostel near mile twenty-one and a half on the George Price Highway and still there [...]
Martinez Says Findings of Investigation Will Be Released Next Week
According to Minister Martinez, contrary to what is being said, the ministry is not dragging its foot with the independent investigation into the matter. But will the ministry wait until [...]
12 Year Old Student Missing in the City
Twelve-year-old Shinique Perez, a student of Saint Martin’s Primary School, remains missing tonight after failing to return to her classroom on Friday afternoon. The family was immediately notified by the [...]
Valley of Peace Teen Still Missing…May Be in Placencia
Another minor is missing. Fifteen year old Seily Jozeline Aguilar has been missing since January sixth. She left her home in Valley of Peace early, as usual, in her Belmopan [...]
Clarification: Jintendra Chawla is Not the Proprietor of RC Imports
Now on a point of clarification…first, attorneys for Jitendra Chawla aka Jack Charles, have written the media to say that Charles is not the proprietor of RC Imports, which has [...]
Weekend Sporting Highlights with James Adderley
Good evening, I’m James Adderley and this is Sports Monday. We take you to Burrell Boom where the faithful who make the La Ruta Maya have congregated on the [...]
Mai Calls On GOB To Stop Playing Games With Farmers Of The South
Farmers of San Carlos Village located in Orange Walk South have lost approximately $50,000 worth in carrot production. The 15 farmers are putting the blame squarely on the Government who they say issued licenses to import carrots just days before they were ready to harvest.
By the time farmers were ready to sell their produce on December 15th 2015, the market was still saturated with the imported product making it impossible for them to sell the vegetable. The result, pounds and pounds of carrots rotting in ten carrot fields..translating to thousands of dollars in losses.
But while farmers are blaming GOB, the Ministry of Agriculture is not going down so easy. In a release issued on Friday, the Ministry stated that contraband -imports are affecting the local supply and the current problem being experienced by the carrot producers is being thoroughly examined to determine the cause, the impact and corrective measures necessary.
Death Body Found Inside Well In PG
On Sunday morning at about 8:30 a.m., Allen Nunez went out to fetch some water from a well in the New Site area in Punta Gorda for his common-law wife, when he discovered the lifeless body of an unidentified male person lying face down in the well.
Nunez stated that the well has approximately thirty years of existence in that area; however, it was not used regularly by him or his family and in order to access the well, he had to cut through bushes and create a trail. While cutting through the bushes, Nunez saw what appeared to be a doll’s foot but as he got nearer, he realized that it was in fact human.
Nunez immediately alerted one of his neighbours who then informed the police about the incident. Due to the state of decomposition, the body could not be removed from the location an on-site post-mortem examination was conducted at around 4:22 p.m.
Who are PUP Area Representatives Backing For Party Leader?
Currently all three candidates vying for the leadership of the People’s United Party John Briceno, Cordel Hyde and Francis Fonseca are pounding the pavement ensuring that they speak to the more than 2,900 delegates scheduled to vote at the National Convention set for January 31st in Belmopan and the Belmopan Comprehensive School.
The aim of each candidate is to convince the delegates of all 31 constituencies that they have what it takes to the lead the old party and regain the confidence of Belizeans in order to form Government once more. While each of the 31 representatives of the party might have already selected their candidate, the delegates will have the last word. For the convention the delegates are selected based on the number of votes that the PUP received in each constituency during the General Elections. That is one delegate for every 25 votes received.
As in every election every vote counts and bearing that in mind the Briceno camp is out in full swing garnering as much support as possible.
Students Back In Class At San Pablo Government School
Today things at the San Pablo Government School seemed to be back to normal as almost all children were back in class after parents conducted a week long protest to voice discontent in the return of the former principal to the school.Parents were pleading to officials from the Ministry of Education for help to resolve their problem and get a new principal and were determined to keep their children out of school until their terms were met.
But after one week of keeping their children home to no avail the parents came to the conclusion that their cries would not be heard by the Ministry so decided that the best interest of their children would be to return to classes.
PUP Says There Is Absolutely No Manipulation Of Delegates List
Another issue currently affecting the PUP’s National Convention is the allegation of manipulation of delegates in the Belmopan Constituency. Reports that there were two delegates list, one was changed in favor of one of the candidates and that there were no committed supporters on the list sent in to the Secretariat surfaced a few weeks ago. And that is now a black cloud over the party and in the middle of it all is party’s representative in Belmopan Patrick Andrews who spoke to the media about the issue on Friday.
“We had an opportunity to select 111 plus six delegates and we met as an executive and to the best of our knowledge we can’t pick and make everybody happy so this is politics and there are three individuals running and everybody would want to dictate who goes on the list but that list is done by constituency and I am happy because I think we did as best as we could to try and facilitate people from all different aspect or point of view and I could guarantee that there are people in our list that will vote for all three candidates for the 31st .”
PUP Reps speak On Social Media Attacks
The People’s United Party is just 21 days away from holding its National Convention where a Leader of the Party, Deputy Leaders, Chairman, national campaign manager, national communications director and Legal Adviser will be elected. On Saturday the PUP’s National Party Council met in Belize City to endorse the decisions of the National Executive made in December. We’ll get to that in few but first we’ll tell you what members of the party had to say about the mudslinging and personal attacks taking place in Social Media especially when it comes to John Briceno, Cordel Hyde and Francis Fonseca, the three candidates who are vying for the post of Party Leader. The attacks, coming from well know party supporters, have mostly been concentrated on Briceno and Cordel have become pretty personal. But while it does not spell disunity in the party, it must stop, according to members of the PUP.
NCFC Holds Induction of Its Ambassadors
On Saturday evening fourteen young men and women officially became Children Rights Ambassadors for the National Committee for Families and Children, NCFC. The induction ceremony was held at ITVET in Belize City where we spoke to Lindburgh Smith, Communication Coordinator for NCFC. Smith shared that participants like Melissa Hamilton and Darwin Westby, participated in a […]
PUP Leaders Sign Oath; Convention Details Confirmed and Resolution Passed
Members of the National Party Council of the People’s United Party gathered inside the Independence Hall on Saturday, January 9 where logistics pertaining to the upcoming Special National Convention were ironed out among other things. Chairman of the PUP, Henry Usher spoke to Love News on the venue of the convention. During the meeting, […]
PUP Addresses Social Media Slandering Among Supporters
On Friday we brought you the story of the social media hostility and disrespect taking place among some well-known PUP supporters. As we told you the comments and back and forth arguments are nothing short of obscenities and insolence and can be interpreted as a continued division in the blue and white camp. As the […]
The Fairness of the Upcoming PUP Convention
With the Special National Convention coming up on January 31 in Belmopan, Cayo District, there is the question of a free and fair convention particularly when you consider the factor that the current Party Leader who is seeking re-election as the head of the PUP had hand-picked the Secretary General Myrtle Palacio who incidentally, is […]
Man Listened as His Neighbour was Slain
This weekend saw three murders and the discovery of a body in an abandoned well. We start off with the latest murder to be reported, the first recorded in the Belize Rural Eastern Division. The incident occurred sometime around seven o’clock last night, less than a mile away from the Hattieville Police Station. When Police […]
Police Investigates Death of Man Found in Punta Gorda
Police have detained a number of persons in connection with a murder in Punta Gorda. Correspondent Paul Mahung reports. PAUL MAHUNG: The lifeless body of a male person was found yesterday in Punta Gorda. Love News spoke to Senior Superintendent Simeon Alvarez. Simeon Alvarez: “On Sunday the 10th of January 2016 sometime around 8:30am upon information recieved […]
Two Cab Drivers Murdered in One Weekend in Capital City
Two taxi drivers from the Belmopan area were killed this past weekend. Earlier today correspondent Fem Cruz spoke with the second officer in command of the Belmopan formation. FEM CRUZ: This past weekend’s murder of 28 year old Isidro Swar and 24 year old Yoni Mas of Belmopan are under active investigation by police. Love News […]
Minister to Discuss Compensation for Family of Fire Victims at Hostel
In November of last year, three teenage girls perished in a fire at the Princess Royal Youth Hostel. While officials explained that one of the girls started the fire in order for the trio to escape, an investigation headed by Margaret Nicholas, Director of the National Committee for Families and Children was launched. It has […]
Will Sugar Price Increase Translate to Increase Costs at Bakeries?
Of all the locally manufactured products in Belize, sugar has been at the centre stage more than the others. It is a commodity that is used in all households and just eleven days ago the cost of the sweetener was upped by twenty five cents. While there hasn’t been much outcry from the public on […]
Area Rep Mai Says Carrots Issue Turns Political
The Agriculture ministry has had their hands full recently, first with the sugar industry and more recently with the carrot farmers. Carrot farmers in the northern districts have been experiencing losses due to what appears to be a surplus of carrots in the markets. With the local farmers putting theirs out on the market and […]
Santa Elena teens charged with Klinck’s murder
Police have officially arrested and charged two teenagers for the murder of Canadian filmmaker Matthiew Klinck. The partially decomposed body of Klinck was found, Monday January 4th, 2016, about 15 yards from his home which is located in the village of Selena near Spanish Lookout Klinck was stabbed ...
Fire in Belize City wipes out family trailer
A family of 14 – three sisters, their husbands and 8 children who lived off Boots Crescent in Belize City are fortunate to be alive after a fire engulfed and destroyed the contents of a container and board trailer house they occupied. It happened after 9 p.m. on Thursday. The fire started in the rea...
Family robbed on Highway
A family of six were victims of a highway robbery. 38-year-old Melonie Popper Coc of Ladyville, reported that on Saturday the 2nd of January at about 7:15 p.m. she was driving a grey 2007 Isuzu D-Max four door pickup, which was the property of Puma Energy Limited, along with her mother and 4 childre...
Leon Gentle to Supreme Court in Vitalino Reyes Jr’s case; five others walk
Tonight 5 of 6 men, all tour guides, accused of being involved with the bad beating of a tour guide’s son in May 2014, are free of the charge of harm. Thee sixth person accused, 32 year old Leon Gentle, is out on bail granted to him by Senior Magistrate Sharon Fraser after he saw his case committed ...
Ministry of Agriculture responds to carrot Farmers’ complaints
Today the Ministry of Agriculture released a press release concerning the famers of Orange Walk and their rotting carrots. Yesterday we told you about the farmers of San Carlos village in the Orange Walk District who find themselves with large quantities of rotting carrots due to the market selling...
Unitedville resident charged with possession of controlled drugs
38 year old Deford Gongora was arrested and charged for Possesion of controlled drugs and intent to supply. On Thursday the 7th of January at 11:30 a.m., Gongora got off a bus in Unitedville village with a knapsack. Police on mobile patrol however saw Gongora acting suspicious and attempted to sto...
Robbery of Stann Creek Business woman
A business woman of Stann Creek was held up and robbed. On Thursday the 7th of January at about 10:00 a.m., 31-year-old Elsi Raquel Canizales, a Salvadoran Businesswoman of Stann Creek reported that she left her home at around 8:30 a.m. on her scooter heading to Santa Cruz Village. On her way there ...
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Punta Gorda police identify body, murder confirmed
Around 8:00 yesterday morning, a Punta Gorda (PG) resident made the discovery of a decomposed male body in a shallow water well, located in the New Site area of town, as he chopped a path through bush to get water from the well for […]
At Supreme Court opening, Judiciary discusses progress and problems
In his main address at today’s ceremonial opening of the Supreme Court in Belize City, Chief Justice Kenneth Benjamin spoke of many advances for the Judiciary in 2015, in everything from technology to court environment, despite the judiciary’s portion of the budget only going […]
Suspected rapist in police custody
Police have one suspect in custody for a rape and robbery in the Stann Creek District over the weekend. The detained man is pending investigation after a 48-year-old woman of San Ignacio, Cayo District, reported that she was raped and robbed of $372 in cash, […]
Cayo police looking for owner of illegal weapon
Officers of the Police’s Quick Response Team retrieved a firearm that was dropped by a fleeing suspect, after the vehicle he was in refused to stop at a check point in Ontario village, Cayo District, and when it did stop, he got out the back passenger door […]
Punta Gorda police detained 22-year-old for crazed arson rampage
Punta Gorda (PG) police have confirmed that 22-year-old Kaleem Chun, a resident of that municipality, has been detained pending investigation in connection to the string of fires around town that caused mass damage in the wee hours of Sunday morning. Chun is suspected of starting the fire […]
Missing Belmopan resident found dead, shot multiple times
The lifeless body of 28-year-old Yoni Mass was discovered in an advanced state of decomposition sometime on Sunday morning, January 10th, on a feeder road in the Mount Pleasant area in the Cayo District. According to police reports, the body of a male person […]
Supreme Court opens new legal year
As it traditionally does on the second Monday in January each year, Belize’s Judiciary is meeting to review the work of the past legal year and look ahead to the coming one. This morning judges, attorneys and officials participated in a church service at Holy Redeemer Cathedral. […]
Police investigating Hattieville murder
Hattieville police are currently trying to put the pieces together and solve the latest murder in that community. Late Sunday evening, officers visited an enclosed yard on Sylvester Boulevard where they saw the lifeless body of a dark skin person lying motionless in a pool of […]
Snorkeling The Reef & Beautiful Southwater Caye From Hopkins, Belize
I’ve been living on Ambergris Caye for the past 8 years and a bit. And I see the reef every day. Depending on where you live on our 26 mile long island, the reef is either within walking distance (in the more remote north part of the island) or a few minute boat ride.
But as you travel farther south in Belize, the barrier reef pushes out, swirling around the over 200 cayes that dot the shores of Belize. Just last week, I headed down to the village of Hopkins, Belize, just 10 miles south of Dangriga, stayed in a fabulous resort/penthouse and went on my first snorkel trip from the area.
The reef is 14 miles out – about a 45 minute boat ride. And it is absolutely worth it.
I woke up early to see the sunrise and it was POURING rain. As I put my clothes on to walk over to the Adventure Desk, things were already breaking. And the guys were raking the beach. A good sign…
Confirmed. I returned to my suite, got ready and met everyone at the snorkel shed at 7:45am. It was already a beautiful day.
The Beauty of San Ignacio Town
The San Ignacio Resort Hotel has a nice article about some of the beauty of Cayo. The Hawkesworth is definitely on there, as is the artwork in front of the police station, AJAW chocolate, and the Saturday market. Great pictures, and worth a read.
"When it comes to places to go for an adventure getaway, it’s easy to think of big cities in Central America. But our Jewel Belize is filled with places that are less heralded but no less magnificent—like our San Ignacio Town! Known for its beautiful natural surroundings, our hometown also offers travelers a homey, laid-back, and friendly environment. On the other side, San Ignacio is filled with loads of historical landmarks and fun places to visit during your Belize vacation such as…"
By: Abdulmajeed K Nunez. Our traffic system has inherent problems
Here are some suggestion to remedy them
Belize needs and ticketing system
The traffic lights needs investment to fix them
Regular accidents at the Corner Vernon Street and CA Boulevard
The traffic lights aren’t working it is so awkward
Let’s prevent a day when bodies will have to be picked up off the boulevard
We need to double our efforts on taxi drivers
City bus racing to pick passengers
Bicycle riders traveling on the bars
Four people on motor bike with no head gears
Restaurant delivery men move round town like harriers
No helmet due to limited traffic enforcers
An electronic ticketing system would be much better
Not to mention the court system needs be more efficient
This is the time of e- government
What about system to pay ticket online won’t that be convenient?
More speed bumps need to be put in place to avoid accidents
Creamy Chipotle Tomato Soup
Heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the celery, carrots, and onion. Cook for 8-10 minutes until softened. Add the garlic and chipotle peppers and cook for 2 more minutes. You could skip this step but I prefer the flavor when the vegetables are sauteed first.
Add to the slow cooker. Add the canned tomatoes, vegetable broth, bay leaf, oregano, coriander, and cumin.
Cook on low for 4 hours. Then carefully blend using an immersion blender or by blending in batches.
Return to slow cooker and add the cream cheese and milk. Cook for 30 more minutes and season with salt and pepper.
Two teenagers charged with murder of Canadian filmmaker in Belize
Two Belizean teenagers have been charged with the murder of a Canadian filmmaker who was found dead outside his home last Monday (January 4).
Nineteen-year-old Brandon Anderson and a 16-year-old boy, whose name was not released, are charged with killing 37-year-old Matthiew Klinck.
Klinck, who moved to the small Central American country five years ago, was found stabbed 14 times in an apparent robbery according to local news reports.
The two teenagers, who were charged on Friday (January 8), were arrested last Wednesday (January 6), two days after the filmmaker’s body was discovered outside his home.
Inspector Reymundo Reyes, of Cayo District Police in Belize, told Channel 5 Belize last Tuesday (January 5) that “a team of police officers including myself visited the said location. On arrival we saw the motionless body of a Caucasian male person lying in a face-up position about fifteen feet away from the residence.”
Top 7 Travel Adventures for 2016
A new year brings new possibilities, and with it, a world of opportunities. Or as we prefer at Culture+Travel – more opportunities to see the world. So if you’ve got that itch to really spend some time on the road… or in the sky… or on the water… then let us guide you to some of the more extensive travel options available this year for adventurers, all available as tours in some of the world’s most exotic locations.
Here are our top 7 travel adventures choices for 2016.
2. Guatemala & Belize: Hidden Places of Francis Ford Coppola
Seeking to connect with nature, director Francis Ford Coppola opened three retreats in Central America, located in Belize and Guatemala. Finding the Mayan Ruins inspiring, he created an exclusive accommodation collection of opulent exoticism, rated by Forbes as the most stylish in the region, and ranging from a remote lake retreat to mountain villas, and a designer beach resort. Kensington Tours “Hidden Places of Francis Ford Coppola” traces a route around them, promising cocktails atop a temple, horse riding, zip-lining, a visit to a jaguar sanctuary and 5-star cuisine.
Priced at US$6,950 for ten days, the tour takes in Lake Peten Itza, Yaxha archaeological site, the Tikal ruins, Ixpanpajul Nature Park, ancient cities at Xuanantunich and Caracol, the Mountain Pine Ridge Forest Reserve, diving at the largest barrier reef in the Caribbean at Placencia, and Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary. But it’s the 4th century B.C. ruins that are sure to mesmerize, including the 140-foot high Caana pyramid capped by three temples.
Caribbean Insights: Looking Ahead at 2016's Hot Spots
The Caribbean is rightfully regarded as a pretty low-key place. The region’s sun-filled skies, beautiful blue waters and lush plant life create a relaxed atmosphere for visitors and residents alike, offering an ideal stress antidote.
However tourism stakeholders in several top Caribbean travel destinations will face some tense moments in 2016 as they await the outcome of impasses that threaten to derail projects that – one way or another – will profoundly impact each nation’s tourism business. Issues surrounding these three regional destinations will bear watching throughout 2016:
Norwegian Cruise Line’s $100 million Harvest Caye cruise port project was one of the most-watched in years among tourism stakeholders as it promised to accelerate the once-sleepy nation’s emergence as a mainstream Caribbean travel destination.
Located on two adjoining islands off the small but increasingly popular coastal town of Placencia, plans for the 75-acre development include a floating pier, an island village with open-air structures, a marina, a water sports lagoon and a beach area. Norwegian will also offer passengers several Belize excursions from Harvest Caye.
However a local tourism official has warned the port may not meet a planned Feb. 16 opening. Harvest Caye’s opening “will be delayed,” said Valdemar Andrade, director, destination planning and cruise at the Belize Tourism Board (BTB), in an interview on the 7NewsBelize.com website.
FirstCaribbean recovers from loss in 2014
Chairman of FirstCaribbean International Bank Limited David Ritch says 2015 was a year of recovery for the bank which achieved net income of US$98 million. He said this was “a significant improvement” over fiscal 2014 when the bank suffered net loss of US$148 million.
In the bank’s annual report which has been posted to the T&T Stock Exchange, Ritch said FirstCaribbean’s restructuring programme, which was announced in October 2013 will end in the current fiscal year. He said the bank is starting to see the result of corrective measures put in place over the past two years, with continued emphasis on corporate governance, customer engagement, cost containment and sales and service excellence. He said: “The bank conducted a strategic assessment of our operations region-wide and concluded that some levels of adjustments were required in the way we currently conduct our business to ensure that FirstCaribbean maintains and builds on its strengths and opportunities in key markets.
'Mad Dogs' and Amazon go into the Belize sun
Amazon is going Mad.
An adaptation of a British miniseries, Mad Dogs stars Billy Zane, Steve Zahn, Ben Chaplin, Michael Imperioli and Romany Malco as a group of friends vacationing in Belize who get caught up in a life-threatening situation. Debuting January 22, the series was adapted by The Shield’s Shawn Ryan and Chris Cole from Cole’s original.
The adaptation included a lot of expansion. The original was four hours; the American one is 10. “We were able to go a lot deeper into the characters than we were able to do in the original four hours,” Cole told critics at the Television Critics Association Monday.
“Once we get to episode five of the series, we’re in whole new virgin territory. It’s completely different than the British series,” Ryan says. And part of that difference stems from what Ryan says was a need to reshape the characters to reflect what he believes are the differences between American men and British men.
Barbados reports suspected cases of Zika and H1N1 viruses
Health authorities in Barbados have reported eight suspected cases of the H1N1 and Zika viruses.
Minister of Health John Boyce said samples have been sent to the Caribbean Public Health Agency for confirmatory testing.
And he has cautioned the population not to panic.
The minister said that although he is aware that members of the public would be concerned whenever a new disease emerged, Barbadians should use simple measures to prevent mosquito breeding around their homes, business places and communities.
“The fact that the Aedes aegypti mosquito, which transmits the Zika virus, is the same mosquito that spreads dengue fever and chikungunya, we are all very familiar with the prevention and control measures which we need to undertake…Inspect your surroundings to search out and remove mosquito breeding places on your properties. The Ministry of Health recommends that this should be done once per week,” Boyce said.
US army general concerned about potential ISIS attacks in Caribbean
A top army general in the United States is worried that a few Islamic extremists in the Caribbean could carry out terrorist acts in the region.
Commander of US Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) General John Kelly said about 100 Islamic extremists left the Caribbean region to join Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) fighters in the Middle East last year – some of whom were killed – and the number had risen to about 150 this year.
However, his worry is less about the impact those Caribbean nationals have on the ISIS fight overseas and more about what they can do in their homelands.
“I am more concerned particularly now it seems like the Islamic extremists and terrorists have shifted a lot of their message, and that is, ‘hey, rather than come to Syria, why don’t you stay at home and do San Bernardino, or do Boston, or do Fort Hood’,” he said, referring to incidents of terrorist attacks in the US.
VOICES OF THE MAYA: An Anthropological discovery of the past, 21min. Voices of the Maya: an anthropological discovery’ is a short film set in Belize, Central America. It focuses on the small community of Aguacate , their opinions about their Maya heritage and the archaeological sites the ancient Maya left behind.
The film opens in a dark mysterious cave before moving into the tranquil rain-forests of Belize. Louis, the Alicante of Aguacate introduces the main concept of the film, which then goes on to look at daily life in the community. Four people with differing opinions are interviewed throughout and discuss their attitudes towards archaeology and the role of archaeologists. A story is told about an ancient Jade Bell and the Alicante suggests that a 'missing chain' needs to be fixed in order to rekindle the relationship with their ancestors. The film concludes with a young girl showing her enthusiasm about her heritage, symbolising the answer to the ‘missing chain’.
The Palapa Bar, Belize 2016, 12min.
Belize - Ambergris Bay Secret Beach, 1.5min. This drone video shows where the main east / west connection road dead ends at Secret Beach, Ambergris Bay.
Micah and Evannah V perform scream BTL park Belize, 5min. Micah and Evannah V perform Scream at BTL park Belize to help stop the violence. S.A.V.E Belize foundation.
Morning Matters with Julia, 67min.
Kansas State student’s personal account of her time of service at Hillside, 6min. Tracie Thibault shared: "In developing countries like Belize, one never knows what one will see." Watch this 2 part video she created to learn more about her experiences in Belize and during her time of service at Hillside.
Trevor Wall and Steev Inglish play the blues at Windschief Bar in Hopkins, Belize 12-30-2015, 6min. On the evening of 30 December 2015 there was a special blues performance by Trevor Wall and Steev Inglish at Windschief Bar in Hopkins, Belize. Here is a sample of them playing "The Hoochie Coochie Man", a classic blues song written by Willie Dixon.
Belize, 4min. Our Christmas 2015 vacation to Belize -- slide show and video.
Black Howlers of Burrell Boom, Belize, 2min. A large male calls while his family eats fig leaves and fruit. His two sons, one and two years old, feel secure while he howls, knowing that their father is ready to protect them. The monkeys live in the Community Baboon Sanctuary, a grassroots collective of over 200 landowners on over 20 square miles who have voluntarily pledged to protect the Howlers and their habitat. (The misnomer 'baboon' is left over from British days.) Miss Geraldine, a local guide from the Sanctuary, keeps an eye on both the monkeys and the humans.
AFAR Belize Field School 2015, 7.5min. Highlights from the American Foreign Academic Research (AFAR) program's annual field school on Maya archaeology in Belize in 2015.