Bloody Weekend in Cayo Starts With San Martin Murder
It was a bloody weekend in the Cayo District where two murders have been reported. In both incidents, in Spanish Lookout and Belmopan, respectively, the victims were hacked to death [...]
Deputy PM’s Government Vehicle Taken for Joyride
Deputy Prime Minister Patrick Faber’s assigned vehicle was reportedly stolen from his girlfriend’s house near mile four on the George Price Highway on Sunday evening. The Collet Area Representative was [...]
Is Vehicle Theft the Result of a Personal Grudge?
Was the theft and damage to Faber’s vehicle the result of a personal grudge or enmity and how did the thief gain access to the vehicle? According to the politician, [...]
What Caused Chief Education Officer’s Vehicle to Catch Fire?
Coincidentally, while Faber’s vehicle was being retrieved from the Caribbean Sea, Chief Education Officer Doctor Carol Babb’s Mitsubishi SUV was engulfed in flames elsewhere. The vehicle which was previously assigned [...]
Police Say Vehicle Accidents are not Linked
According to Assistant Commissioner of Police Chester Williams, DPM Faber notified Belize City Police of the theft of his assigned ministerial vehicle some after seven o’clock. That was after being [...]
A Cayo Man’s Horrific Death After Night of Socializing
There was a second murder in the Cayo District, this time at a popular bar just outside Spanish Lookout on the Iguana Creek Road. Now it is not the first [...]
Melissa Ferguson Makes Bail on Conspiracy to Kidnap Charge
This afternoon in the Supreme Court, a legal showdown was expected between the Crown and Senior Counsel Richard “Dickie” Bradley who represents Melissa Ferguson, an accused conspirator in the kidnapping [...]
“Shocked” – Melissa Ferguson Insists She has Clean Hands
The soft-spoken Melissa Ferguson faced the press just before four-thirty this evening after making bail, flanked by her attorney Bradley. Ferguson told the media she has never been accused, much [...]
Teen Minor Charged for Friday Morning Murder
A seventeen-year-old who is no stranger to police is back behind bars where he will spend his eighteenth birthday. The minor was read a murder charge in the Belize Family [...]
Kenroy Timmons Remanded for Intercourse with 15 Year Old
Twenty-six-year-old Kenroy Timmons of Belize City is accused of twice having sex with a minor aged fifteen. Today he appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann-Marie Smith and did not give a [...]
Spark Sets Belmopan Bar Ablaze
Around eleven-thirty this morning, E and L Sports Bar located behind the La Cabana Bar in Belmopan went up in flames. The thatch to the front portion of the roof [...]
Attorney General Vanessa Retreage Named Senator and Minister
Attorney General Vanessa Retreage was today sworn in officially in Belmopan as a Senator and Minister of Government. The newest member of the upper house was sworn in before Senate [...]
Will A Referendum Be Held on Supreme Court’s Section 53 Decision?
A decision on the constitutional challenge brought before the Supreme Court by Belizean gay rights activist Caleb Orozco, on the legality of Section Fifty-three of the Criminal Code, was delivered [...]
P.U.P. Senator Applauds Section 53 Decision As “Significant Victory”
It’s been several months since a Senate Meeting has been held, despite several incidents of national importance; including, the B.T.L. Arbitration Award, the state of the economy, surging crime and [...]
Churches’ Senator Disagrees: “What About The Children?”
But one social partner that does not support the ruling is the Council of Churches. Senator Ashley Rocke says that the concern is how the amendment to the law will [...]
National Song Competition Selects Belize’s Best Singers
Saturday informally kicked off the September Celebrations with the annual National Song Competition. The event boasted a impressive lineup of talent from across the country. With the backing of the [...]
Police Conclude “Getting To Know Your Country” Summer Camp
A summer program for kids, organized by the Belize Police Department concluded today at the Yarborough Community Policing Center on Caesar Ridge Road. It’s called Getting to Know Your Country [...]
Shots Fired In The Area Of Otro Benque, Orange Walk
A man from Orange Walk was injured in a shooting incident last night but police are telling us there is little information concerning the incident. At around 7:15 last night, acting upon information received, authorities visited the Northern Regional Hospital where they saw twenty four year old Eric Martinez of East San Martin Trial Farm, Orange Walk, suffering from one gunshot wound to the left arm. Police report that earlier that night, Martinez was driving his motorcycle on the Philip Goldson Highway, in the company of another male individual, when upon nearing the Lands Department, he felt a burning sensation on his left arm which caused him to lose control of the motorbike.
The motive of the shooting or if Martinez was the target is yet to be ascertained as the victim auto- released himself from the hospital before all details of the incident could be recorded.
De-risking Discussed In Common Wealth Meeting
The of loss of correspondent banking relationships due to a phenomenon known as de-risking, in which larger international banks terminate relationships with local banks in vulnerable economies, has been for the past months a huge crisis for Belize and other smaller countries in the region.
But the Caribbean is not alone in facing this detrimental problem as the commonwealth convened a meeting with banks and financial gurus and global regulators in an effort to explore its report on solutions to a problem that is threatening development in vulnerable economies in the Caribbean and Central America. The meeting which took place on Wednesday at the Commonwealth headquarters in London housed the Executive Secretary of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) - the international anti-money laundering and counter financing terrorism standard setter, the British Bankers’ Association, HSBC Holdings, Santander and the Wolfsberg Group who all agreed that De-risking is curtailing countries’ access to essential cross-border financial services such as trade finance and international money transfers, which are essential to many economies. The issue is particularly detrimental to vulnerable economies and small states in the Commonwealth.
Vanessa Retreage Sworn In As Senator And MONR
Attorney General Vanessa Retreage was sworn in as Senator and Minister of Natural Resources today, following Prime Minister’s Cabinet reshuffle on Monday August 1st. The Attorney General was first sworn in as Senator among the President and members of the Senate at the National Assembly building during this morning’s meeting. She was later sworn into office as Minister of Natural Resources at the Belize House by Governor General H.E. Sir Colville Young.
DPM's Vehicle Plunged Into The Caribbean Sea
At a press conference held today by Deputy Prime Minister Patrick Faber, he confirmed that his government issued Vehicle was stolen last night and plunged into the sea in front of Marine Parade in Belize City.
The DPM told the media during his conference that he realized that his vehicle had been stolen after a barrage of pictures were posted on social media of his 2003 white Toyota Land Cruiser being fished out from the sea.
Senior superintendent Chester Williams corroborated the Deputy Prime Minister’s account of what transpired when he spoke to the media earlier today about the initial investigation into the incident.
New Chairman Appointed For Elections & Boundaries Committee
A new chairman for the Elections and Boundaries Commission has been appointed to undertake a list of responsibilities as it relates to the topic of elections and he is no other than the current chairman of the Social Security Board, Douglas Singh.
During a Senate meeting that was held earlier this morning, a few Senators took the opportunity to voice out their opinions about specific issues of concern that need to be immediately addressed by the newly elected chairman as part of his mandate.
Winner Selected For National song Competition
After the online voting officially closed on Saturday, the much awaited National Song Competition prearranged by the National Institute of Culture and History, the Institute of creative Arts and the National Celebrations Commission kicked off at the Memorial Park in Belize City with a live concert in which all twenty finalists took the stage to perform their original written songs.
After all performances the first and second place winners in each category namely, Carnival, Belize song, Breakout artist and People’s choice were announced. In the Carnival Song category, Wilson Grinage took first place with ‘Soca Session’ while Leslie ‘Mr. Bastic’ Jenkins came in second with the song ‘Represent’. In the Belize Song category, Cecil ‘Cocono Bwai’ Jenkins won first place with ‘Border to Border’ and Jeanie Brooks landed at second place with ‘Flags in the Air’.
Dead Body Found In San Joaquin Village
The body of a male individual was found lying motionless at around 6:00 earlier this morning at the venue where the annual San Joaquin Fiesta took place over the weekend. After authorities visited and processed the scene, the body of the individual who was later identified as thirty two year old Basilio Patt, a Belizean labourer and resident from the village of San Narciso, was then transported to the Corozal Community Hospital for an autopsy to be performed.
No visible signs of violence were found on Patt’s body, however police are still not ruling out foul play at this time and are awaiting the result of the post mortem examination to determine the exact cause of death.
Melissa Ferguson Granted Bail
After spending five days behind bars tonight 56 year old Canadian national Melissa Ferguson, the common-law wife of accused murderer William Danny Mason, Is out on bail. Ferguson, who is represented by attorney Dickie Bradley, was remanded into custody on a charge of conspiracy to commit kidnapping and today she was released on a $12,000 bail granted by Justice John Gonzalez.
The Senior Crown Counsel represented by Sheneiza Smith, did not object to bail which was offered on the condition that Ferguson reports to Belmopan Police Station every Friday, effective this Friday, until the case is over. Ferguson was also ordered to surrender all her travel documents and she needs to attend court on all adjourned dates. She was also warned not to interfere with the prosecution witnesses.
Minister’s Vehicle Found Partly Submerged in the Caribbean Sea
Last night sometime after seven o’clock, a vehicle assigned to Deputy Prime Minister, Patrick Faber ended up in the Caribbean Sea near Marine Parade. There are many questions surrounding the incident and today the Deputy Prime Minister made himself available to do just that but first we hear the official police version. Officer in Charge […]
Education Minister Says It Was Theft and Nothing More
As you have heard, the Government issued vehicle, a 2013 Toyota Prado was found partly submerged in the sea near the Marine Parade in Belize City. Via his social media page, Minister Patrick Faber had indicated that his vehicle was stolen and that he was not present in the white SUV. Authorities had managed to […]
Melissa Ferguson Out on Bail
Canadian national, Melissa Ferguson, the common-law wife of accused murderer William Mason, who was remanded into custody on a charge of conspiracy to commit kidnapping, was released today on a bail of twelve thousand dollars that was granted by Justice John Gonzalez. The respondent, represented by Senior Crown Counsel Sheneiza Smith, did not object to […]
Dr Barnett Up to the Task of Sourcing Relief Funds
We have told you of contributions given to Belize by the European Union, the Embassy of Taiwan and the recent one by Inter-American Development Bank of two hundred thousand US dollars. On August 4, Prime Minister announced that Dr Carla Barnett was being place as the Minister of State in the Ministry of Finance with […]
Police Seeks Suspects In Early Morning Murder
Police in Belmopan are looking for three suspects following an early morning murder. Correspondent Fem Cruz reports. FEM CRUZ “
Duo to Be Charged or Ever Miranda’s Murder
Last night San Ignacio Police had four persons detained for the death of a resident of Duck Run Two, a community in the Spanish Lookout area in the Cayo District. The victim, 37-year-old, Ever Miranda of Duck Run Two in the Cayo District was killed sometime around four o’clock on Sunday morning. Circumstances leading to […]
Immigration Blocks Undocumented Guatemalans from Coming Over
An operation initiated by the Immigration Department took place this morning at the western border where one hundred and fifty Guatemalans were questioned as they attempted to cross over into Belize. The operation follows a meeting that was held with representatives of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Immigration and the Charge d’ Affairs for […]
Vanessa Retreage Sworn in as Senator and Government Minister
Attorney General, Vanessa Retreage was officially sworn in this morning as a Senator and the Minister of Natural Resources. This morning’s ceremony follows a re-assignment of Cabinet portfolios on August 1 by the Prime Minister which saw the Ministry of National Security split up; leaving John Saldivar with responsibility for the Belize Coast Guard and […]
Newly Appointed Cabinet Minister Says There Is Cause for Concern on the Economy
In the latter part of July, a letter addressed to Belize’s Financial Secretary Joseph Waight began circulating. The content of that letter was centred on the effects on the economy regarding the BTL Arbitration Award. In that very document, signed by the Governor of the Central Bank of Belize, Glenford Ysaguirre, several concerns were expressed […]
Guatemala’s Offer to Help in Relief Efforts Still Untapped
Several organizations have been offering a helping hand to Belize following Hurricane Earl. In a press conference on August 4 hosted by the Prime Minister Dean Barrow, he had made mention of Guatemala offering assistance to Belize in its recovery efforts. The media, in an interview last week spoke with Foreign Affairs Minister, Wilfred Elrington […]
Police investigate how DPM’s vehicle ended up in Caribbean Sea
Police are investigating how the vehicle assigned to Deputy Prime Minister Patrick Faber ended up in the Caribbean Sea off Marine Parade on Sunday night.
Faber posted on his Facebook page shortly after 7 p.m., that he had become aware that his vehicle was stolen and that none of the “authorized drivers” had taken it.
The vehicle was apparently stolen and deliberately driven into the sea. It’s driver apparently escaped unscathed and the vehicle was later recovered.
Breaking Belize News
Belizean-American kept in jail by court
On Friday, two Belizean/American sisters accused and charged with aggravated burglary after a woman’s house in Dangriga was invaded by 3 women and a 14 year old minor were both granted Supreme Court bail in the sum of $30,000 with stringent conditions in which […]
City labourer charged over sex
A labourer of the Gungulung area is on remand tonight after slapped with two counts of unlawful sexual intercourse for allegedly having sex with a minor only 15 in Belize City. This morning, 26 year old Kenroy Timmons, a resident of the Gungulung area […]
Minor, 17, charged with murder
A 17 year old will turn 18 behind bars after being sent to the Wagner’s Youth Facility on remand for murder. The minor was read charges in the Belize City Family Court for the Friday, August 12 murder of 37 year old Jason Young, aka “Packson”. […]
Teenager charged in Ladyville murder
18 year old Egbert Baldwin has been accused of the August 2nd murder of 32 year old welder John Anthony Williams in Ladyville, after previously being charged along with Darwin Prado with the attempted murder of Casey Lozano and several others who was shot during […]
William Mason’s Canadian wife is granted Supreme Court bail for alleged kidnapping conspiracy
She was disappointed on Friday when her case was adjourned at the request of Crown Counsel Rene Montero. But today, Melissa Ferguson, the wife of accused murderer William “Danny” Mason was very happy when Justice Troadio Gonzalez offered her bail in the sum of […]
Trouble brews at western border?
Reports reaching BBN is that a disgruntled group of Guatemalans have sought political assistance in their country to address immigration issues that have arisen at the Belizean western border. According to reports, a large group of residents of Melchor de Mencos, Guatemala were denied entry […]
Roof of E & L’s Sports Bar in Belmopan catches fire
The roof of E&L’s Sports Bar in Belmopan caught fire late this morning. According to reports, parts of the roof have been damaged and the fire was immediately extinguished with the help of fire fighters. No persons were harmed and the rest of the building […]
Attorney General Vanessa Retreage sworn into office
Attorney General Vanessa Retreage has been sworn in as Senator and Minister of Natural Resources following the Cabinet reshuffle by the Prime Minister on Monday August 1st. The Attorney General was first sworn in as Senator before the President and members of the Senate at […]
Belize receives US $200,000 towards hurricane relief efforts
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) is joining in the hurricane relief efforts in Belize gifting US $200,000 to the cause. The money will go towards aiding families that were severely affected by Hurricane Earl in the Cayo, Orange Walk and Stann Creek Districts. The assistance […]
DPM government vehicle fished from the sea Sunday night
Deputy Prime Minister Patrick Faber says his vehicle was stolen on Sunday night after a series of pictures began flooding social media of his government issued Toyota Land Cruiser being fished from the sea in front of Marine Parade in Belize City. The circumstances surrounding […]
Fair weather for today and most of the week
The general weather forecast for the following 24-36 hours is for a slight decrease in moisture over our area. The 24 hour forecast is for partly cloudy skies with few showers and thunderstorms mainly over northern and central areas today then over southern and […]
Belize: Is the business tax a “good tax”?
The Business Tax is a tax on sales turnover….charged to registered businesses that report sales over and above $75,000 per year…..most at a rate of 1.75% of turnover. It replaced in large part the tax on business income “profits” that was in its place […]
Find Your Place in the Sun on Ambergris Caye
Rio. Cabo. Cayo. Does it sometimes seem that Central and South American hot spots all end with the letter “O”? In fact, Belize’s most often-visited destination happens to end with an S; from frequent visitors to award-granting publications and organizations, the shining star in the Belize galaxy is Ambergris Caye. But, wait! There is an O to be found in this paradise: San Pedro Town where all the action takes place, so remember this when planning your next Caribbean holiday: The Os have it!
As the largest island in Belize’s chain of offshore jewels, Ambergris Caye is geographically the closest point to the mainland. But what a difference that slice of the Caribbean Sea makes. Ambergris is a symphony of white sandy beaches, mangrove swamps and prehistoric rock that rises up from the ocean floor to host every type of tropical plant, tree and flower you can imagine. At just 25-miles long, getting around is a no brainer, but visitors usually headquarter in San Pedro Town, where the drinks are cool, the people are warm and the resorts are all top drawer.
If you like to let your hair down, mingle with tourists from around the world, eat so much ethnic food you gain weight and then work it off jumping into myriad sports activities guaranteed to keep you energized, this is your island in the sun. Your holiday budget stretches far due to the wide variety of eateries and accommodations, so don’t let budgetary concerns keep you from making this your next vacation pick. Archaeology? History? Cultural treasures? Ambergris Caye gives you access to Mayan ruins that are so compelling, staying up all night partying may take a back seat!
The Most Scenic Highway in Belize
Is it possible to declare a highway ‘beautiful’? Because I have one in mind: the Hummingbird Highway of Belize. Much like the delicate and pretty bird it’s named after, this highway winds majestically down from Belmopan City through villages, citrus groves and untouched lush jungle mountains through to Dangriga. We drive on its smooth pavement, only the wind whistling in our ears as we head to adventure, beauty, and Southern Belize.
Every time I’m driven down that highway (always a passenger, never one to drive), I feel a tug in my heart…I can’t explain what it feels like to see the mountains in the distance, and up close. The Hummingbird is unique in that it is the only highway that cuts through mountains in Belize. It’s nestled in a valley and edged by either citrus groves or untouched jungles. Cortez trees in full yellow bloom add a pop of color…and in May, the Mayflowers bring punches of pink to the emerald greens all around us.
Heroes in The Jungle: Belize’s Race To Save The WILD Scarlet Macaw
To see 10…16…20 scarlet macaws flying across the late afternoon sky is almost hard to believe. Always even numbers, these surreally colorful, gorgeous birds mate for life. Shrieking, gliding in tandem and so garishly colored, it’s as if evolution forgot them. There is no missing them in the jungle of one thousand greens.
These birds are native to Belize. But there beauty is sadly also a problem. They are highly coveted as pets – selling for hundreds of dollars in Guatemala. And much of their habitat in this country, the Chiquibul (pronounced Chick-ee-bull) Rain Forest (over 400,000 acres of rivers and ancient trees and wildlife), lies closer to Guatemala than to any populated area in Belize.
Poachers routinely come across the unmarked border, through incredibly dense jungle, to gather xate (prounounced “sha-tay”), a green plant used in flower arrangements. They are locally called xateros (sha-tear-os) and they come for more than plants. They cross for hunting, for illegal logging of mahogany and cedar, for gold panning, to grow marijuana and sadly, to poach the baby scarlet macaws.
How U.S. sanctions targeted a Belize banana farmer, and hurt an economy
When the United States blacklisted John Angel Zabaneh, a banana farmer and exporter in Belize, for alleged ties to a top drug lord, it did more than just sideline one local businessman from the global financial system.
The action, designed to target only Zabaneh, his alleged associates and their businesses, also dented Belize's banana exports for months from last October, throwing hundreds of people out of work and undercutting a main source of hard currency for the tiny Central American country.
Zabaneh's blacklisting shows the ripple effects that U.S. sanctions aimed at stopping illicit activity such as drug trafficking, terrorism, and human rights abuses can have on the people and industries of economically fragile countries.
Broad U.S. sanctions against entire countries have drawn criticism for impoverishing millions while doing little to hurt those at the top. But Zabaneh's case shows that even laser-targeted actions against individuals and firms -- a strategy the United States is increasingly using -- can cause collateral damage.
After Landmark Ruling in Belize, Human Rights Groups Hope the Caribbean Tide Is Turning Towards LGBT Equality
Following in the wake of Hurricane Earl, a wind of change blew through Belize last week in the form of a widely anticipated oral court decision. On August 10, 2016, Honorable Chief Justice of Belize Kenneth Benjamin struck down Section 53 of the Criminal Code, a colonial-era legacy that makes anal sex or ‘buggery’ (described as “carnal intercourse against the order of nature”) illegal for men and women and punishable by ten years’ imprisonment.
The chief justice decided that Section 53 is inconsistent with the country's constitution, as it violates the rights to human dignity, privacy, freedom of expression, non-discrimination, equality and equal protection under the law. The court then read down Section 53 of the Criminal Code to exclude “consensual sexual acts between adults in private.”
The ruling also declared that the definition of sex in Section 16 (3) of the Constitution of Belize — which states that the expression ‘discriminatory’ refers to treating people differently due to sex, race, place of origin, political opinions, colour or creed — includes ‘sexual orientation’, consistent with Belize's international obligations.
Huawei Marine Partners with Belize Telemedia Limited to Deploy New Undersea Cable System
Huawei Technologies USA Inc. and Huawei Marine Networks Co. Ltd., a global submarine cable network provider, have teamed up with Belize Telemedia Ltd. (BTL) to build an undersea cable system that will connect Belize mainland and San Pedro Island.
The undersea cable, named Strategic Evolution Underwater Link (SEUL), is a key piece to BTL's promise to modernize its mobile and landline network to significantly improve broadband connectivity and quality across the country. The modernization project includes deploying LTE (4G) mobile service and fiber to residential and business buildings (FTTX) in San Pedro, Belize's largest and fastest growing tourist area. "We have made it our mission to put Belize in the top three in the region in terms of connectivity and broadband speeds. The Strategic Evolution Underwater Link is another step in achieving our goal, along with the build out of nationwide 4G LTE," said Anwar Barrow, Chairman of the BTL Executive Committee. "Once again we turn to our technology partner Huawei and Huawei Marine for their experience and expertise on this undersea cable project."
Palm Coast-based mission has been helping the people of Belize for 27 years
One week after Hurricane Earl came ashore in Belize, Dr. Paul Whisnant, Belize Mission Director for International Servants, Citizen Liaison for the U.S. Embassy in Belize, was back in Flagler on a fund-raising tour.
“I would like to be on the ground (in Belize) right now” Whisnant said. “I was on the ground helping to coordinate things, coordinating the rescue and the assessment.”
The storm was a Category 1, hardly acknowledged by the average Floridian, but for the poorer sections of Belize, the storm that crept across the towns at 14 mph was devastating.
“The people in poverty, which is the majority of the country, are the most severely affected,” Whisnant said.
Whisnant said that his group isn’t the only organization working to help. The Red Cross, the Baptist Association of Belize, UNICEF, and the National Emergency Management Office of Belize, to name a few, have activated.
“There are all of these groups doing good things,” he said. “The problem is -- the need is greater.”
Belize: The Other Caribbean
STEADY TRADE WINDS, COUNTLESS ISLANDS, AN ENDLESS REEF AND FEWER CROWDS — THESE ARE THE HALLMARKS OF SAILING IN BELIZE. If the prospect of near-perfect broad reaching in steady trade winds, combined with snorkeling and diving from the world’s second-largest barrier reef and nearby atolls, is too tempting to pass up, then don’t! Belize is the destination for you.
Situated on the western border of the Caribbean Sea, the former British Honduras is south of Mexico and northeast of Guatemala, in Central America. Its reef and some 450 islands are all teeming with marine life.
Reef Reserve System
The entire barrier reef, which runs from the northeast tip of the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico to Sapodilla Cay, in southern Belize, is more than 350 nautical miles long. The Belize portion, more than 180 nautical miles long — a jagged mass of coral about 15 miles off the coast — runs south from the north tip of Ambergris Cay to the Gulf of Honduras. In 1996, it was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site and formally named the Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System.
Watch how coral bleaching happens in warming waters
Australian researchers have captured an event that's happening with alarming frequency worldwide: Coral bleaching.
A team from Queensland University of Technology (QUT) in Brisbane, Australia filmed a particular type of mushroom coral as it responded to warming water temperatures.
Researchers found the solitary Heliofungia actiniformis coral inflated to more than three times its normal body size before suddenly expelling the tiny algae cells that live in a symbiotic relationship within its tissues.
The algae, called Symbiodinium, are corals' main source of food and give coral their vibrant color.
Thick accent results in discrimination suit against FAMU
A native of Belize has sued Florida A&M University for terminating her, partly because her accent was so thick “no one could understand what she was saying.”
Glenda McDougall filed her suit in Leon County Circuit Civil court late Friday.
McDougall, represented by Tallahassee attorney Marie Mattox, seeks more than $15,000 in damages and reinstatement of her employment.
Belize, a country of roughly 8,800 square miles and 370,000 people, is on the eastern coast of Central America.
It’s the only Central American nation where English is the primary language; its previous name was “British Honduras.”
The complaint says McDougall, who is black, started at FAMU in 2000 and was let go in August 2014.
Caribbean Climate change on Instagram
New “Bionic” Leaf Is Roughly 10 Times More Efficient Than Natural Photosynthesis
It converts CO2 in the air into alcohol that can be burned as fuel. A tree's leaf, a blade of grass, a single algal cell: all make fuel from the simple combination of water, sunlight and carbon dioxide through photosynthesis. Now scientists say they have replicated—and improved on—that trick with their own “bionic leaf.”
Chemist Daniel Nocera of Harvard University and his team joined forces with synthetic biologist Pamela Silver of Harvard Medical School and her team to craft a kind of living battery, which they call a bionic leaf for its melding of biology and technology. The device uses solar electricity from a photovoltaic panel to power the chemistry that splits water into oxygen and hydrogen. Microbes within the system then feed on the hydrogen and convert carbon dioxide in the air into alcohol that can be burned as fuel. The team's first artificial photosynthesis device appeared in 2015—pumping out 216 milligrams of alcohol fuel per liter of water—but the nickel-molybdenum-zinc catalyst that made its water-splitting chemistry possible had the unfortunate side effect of poisoning the microbes.
An aerial view of the Reef Conservation project in Belize - PodVolunteer, 1.5min. drone camera takes amazing footage of the island where volunteers live and work in Belize
Belize 2016, 4min.
BELIZE // Caye Caulker Nightlife [Day 4 & 5], 7min. The magic of Caye Caulker is inescapable. It seeps into you, changing you into a person you never thought you could be. For me, it's been one of discovering my spontaneity and carefree side. In today's vlog I see more of Caye Caulker, meet some locals, and check out the night life. Did you know there are swings in their bars??
BCCI Expo Belize Market Place TV Ad 2016 Final, 1.5min.
Rundflug, 2min. Touristen machen einen Rundflug über Belize.
Belize Trip, 4min.
Belize Travels: San Pedro, Shark Diving - DJI Phantom Drone GoPro [Part 2], 7min. [Part 2] of our travel's through Belize with my DJI Phantom 3 Pro and GoPro Hero 4. We made it to San Pedro, Ambergris Caye.
Fly Fishing For Bonefish Permit in Belize 1080p HD, 3.5min. I went on a fishing trip to Belize. It was an awesome trip, I caught a tarpon, bonefish, and 8 other species! However I could not get my hands on the permit! Huge thanks to Tarpon Caye for putting me on these fish!
SSSVEDA: Day 13 | Belize: They Swam with Sharks!, 3min. Adventures snorkeling and swimming with sharks.
San Pedro Town, Ambergris Caye, Belize 2016, 4min. This is highlights of our week in Belize. What an amazing place!
We stayed at Villa Casa Buena Vista. 5 stars
Carts Belize is who we rented our golf cart from. 5 stars
2 days snorkeling with La Gaviota. 5 stars
Our favorite restaurants were Black Orchid, Pupuseria Salvadoreno and Caliente.
SSSVEDA: Day 12 | Belize: Am I Belizian?, 4.5min. Are you Belizian?" Inquiring minds want to know...
Living in Belize: Waterfalls, Pontoon Boats and Rope Swings, 3min. Living in Belize: We don't have a pool but we know how to have fun on the water! These are a few ways we like to unwind.
DIVING THE AQUARIUM BELIZE, 5min.
DIVING HALF MOON WALL LIGHTHOUSE REEF BELIZE, 6.5min.
DIVING THE GREAT BLUE HOLE BELIZE, 7min.