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#519362 - 11/29/16 07:13 AM Today's Belize News: November 29, 2016
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Last night's TV news on Channel 7, Channel 5, LOVETV, PGTV, West Vision (Cayo) and CTV 3. Also with the most recent Open Your Eyes, Rise and Shine Morning Show, and the Dickie Bradley Specials


The San Pedro Sun

Belizean children to benefit from successful fashion show held at Acquafino
Another successful charity fashion show took place at Acquafino Island Resort and Spa on Saturday, November 26th. Hosted by Paradise Guy Productions in collaboration with the Ambergris Caye Rotary Club, the show featured two international designers with proceeds benefiting the paediatric unit at the Karl Huesner Memorial Hospital (KHMH) and Rotary Gift of Life Foundation. The glamorous event was well attended by both locals and foreign visitors. Attendees, dressed in white or purple, made their way to the private island located just west of San Pedro Town starting from 5PM. The admission fee of $120 which included the complementary boat transportation as well as dinner at the event. While everyone waited for the show to kick off, guitarists and vocalists Giselle O’ Brien and Tsunami Nick kept the crowd entertained. A cash bar, with proceeds also benefiting the charitable organization, provided cold drinks and refreshing cocktails. At the end of the first segment, Belize’s very own international recording artist Tanya Carter took to the stage. Brining her reggae vibes to Acquafino, Tanya had the crowed grooving to her smooth melodious voice and upbeat dance moves.

San Pedro counts down to Christmas with tree lighting ceremony
Tis’ the season to be jolly and to kick off the holidays, the San Pedro Town Council (SPTC) hosted their annual ‘Lighting of the Christmas Tree’ ceremony on Sunday, November 27th. Hundreds of island families and visitors crowded the Central Park to witness the ceremony, which took place shortly after 7PM. “We have been getting a lot of rain these past few days. We were afraid it was going to rain today and have to post-pone this wonderful event. Thankfully, it is a beautiful night tonight to be among friends and family. It is also a special night because we are not only lighting the Christmas tree, but we are celebrating San Pedro’s 32nd Township Anniversary. I would to applaud all of our hardworking people, who work daily to build San Pedro and push it forward. We also remember those pioneers that are no longer with us, but definitely made their mark in making San Pedro what it is today. I wish you a Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year. May your Christmas sparkle with moments of love, laughter, and goodness, and years ahead be full of contentment and joy,” said Mayor Guerrero.

Reward offered for return of stolen Golf Cart
Police in San Pedro Town are investigating the theft of a golf cart which was stolen on Friday night, November, 25th in the town core area. The golf cart, red in colour and with license plate number 3085, went missing sometime after 10:30PM. The owner of the cart, Robert Novak, reported that he parked and locked his golf cart on Pelican Street, next to the San Pedro Lions Club around 10:30PM that night. When he returned sometime after, his golf cart was gone. As a result, Novak is desperately asking everyone to assist him in the finding of his mode of transportation. He is offering a $1,000 reward for any information that might lead to the recovery of the golf cart. The San Pedro Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance as their investigation continues. Anyone that may have information about the golf cart’s whereabouts is asked to call the police station at 206-2022.

Ambergris Today

Lily's Treasure Chest Celebrates 10th Anniversary
Longstanding isand favorite, Lily's Treasure Chest celebrated it 10th anniversary on Sunday, November 27th, 2016. To commerate the anniversary, Lily's invited its customers to enjoy special deals on food and beverages; everyone danced the night away thanks to Rompe Raja. Proud owner Nellie Brown stated that she is so happy with the outcome and is appreciative of everyones support throughout the years. Congratulations!

San Pedro Enjoys New Ambergris Stadium at Soft Opening Games
The Government of Belize, through the Belize Infrastructure Limited, held a soft launch of the Ambergris Stadium this past weekend with two soccer matches played at the newly constructed sports facility. The stadium is still a few weeks from final completion but the island of Ambergris Caye was treated to more than a sneak preview of the Ambergris Stadium facilities. Those in attendance of the friendly matches enjoyed the actual first time use of the new synthetic turf field and its complimenting lighting system. “Last night was one of the proudest moments I have had,” commented Councilor Hector ‘Tito’ Alamilla who has been arduously working alongside Belize Infrastructure Limited to complete the stadium; his portfolios include sports and youth development. “It was a night that a community came out and supported the beautiful game of football. Three countries displayed their talent on the field. Events like these unite a community open doors to our youth; it also brings out entire families. Thank you to all who were part of this event and helped in organizing this first of a kind event.”

Belize Prime Minister Expresses Condolences on Passing of Fidel Castro
Dear President Raúl Castro Ruz, This note is penned with a heavy heart. You have lost your brother, the Cuban People have lost their avatar, and humanity has lost a giant for the ages. As a leader, bestriding history, Fidel proved, in unending ways, his love for the Cuban people, and all people, especially those suffering from injustice or neglect. His leadership of Cuba was one replete with the sacrifices made by your nation: whether in pursuit of its own sovereignty or the liberation of Southern Africa, or in the saving of hundreds of thousands of lives around the world by copious humanitarian aid, or in the everyday work of the Cuban Medical Brigade, or in the education outreach to so many from literacy to the post-graduate level. Because of the fraternity and self-sacrifice deployed by Fidel and Cuba, the people of ‘Nuestra America’ and the globe owe an unpayable debt to the Commander-in-Chief. On behalf of the Government and People of Belize, I therefore extend our most profound condolences.

Misc Belizean Sourcesmzz

4.6 earthquake offshore offshore Toledo

SBDC Workshop: BASIC OF BUSINESS LAW - START UP ESSENTIALS
Presented by: Mr. Jorge Gentle, Business Advisor SBDCBelize, Beltraide. Location: Belize Training & Employment Center (BTEC)Training Room, ITVET Compound, Freetown Rd. Workshop Date: December 1st, 2016. Time: 9am to 12:00 noon. The overall objective of this training is to equip our clients with knowledge, skills and capabilities necessary to start a business. The Specific objectives of the training are to enable participants to: Better understand the skills of an entrepreneur, importance of the business plan, and acquire all legal information on how adequately formalize your business in Belize.

Embassy of Cuba to Belize Press Release
The Embassy of Cuba informs that on the occasion of the decease of the Leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro Ruz, the Council of State of the Republic of Cuba has decided to declare nine days of National Duel, starting at 06:00 Hours from November 26 until 12:00 noon on December 4, 2016. The Embassy also makes known that a Book of Condolences will be opened at the Embassy located at 6058 Manatee Drive, Buttonwoods Bay, Belize City, available to the public from November 28 to December 4, 2016, between 09:00 and 18:00 hours, local time.

Charred Chateau Caribbean: the morning after
Pics courtesy of Gordon Kirkwood.

Here is a bit of Chateau Caribbean history via Museum of Belize
The Chateau Caribbean, a beautiful historic building suffered devastating loss this Sunday as a fire engulfed the building. This beautiful building was built in the early 1900's. It was 100% built by Canadian Ceder. It was built and assembled in Canada, then dismantled, shipped to Belize, and reassembled in the spot where it was until yesterday. It was owned by the Biddle family and was the most expensive home built of its time. It survived the Hurricanes of 1931 and 1961. It later became known as the Holden Memorial Hospital under the care of Dr McCleary. This building was truly a magnificent home and a tremendous loss to our historical heritage.

NEW BELIZE CRUISE PORT DECLARED WORLD HERITAGE SITE!
Belize’s newest eco-park, Squander Caye, was declared a site of outstanding international importance for mega cruise lines and therefore as deserving special protection for cheapskate cruise travelers at the park’s unveiling ceremony yesterday. The ceremony was full of pompous circumstance. Pompous people who cared diddly about the ecologically damaging circumstances that brought the eco-park to its inglorious existence were present to celebrate their magnificent achievement. Minister of Touristic Affairs and Seismic Testing, Manwell Ereba, announced that Squander Caye Eco-Park was constructed in line with the National Unsustainable Tourism Strategy, better known as NUTS. “The arrival of mega cruise lines to this part of our country is in line with the NUTS guidelines that speak to the state-of-the-art squandering of our precious natural and cultural resources,” Ereba stated. “The cruise line has been kind enough and working hard to give us a kick right in the NUTS to create the type of unsustainable ecotourism that is needed and is welcomed by everybody except the majority of Belizeans.”

FCD’s AGM took place over the weekend
Mr. Abil Castaneda, Chief Tourism Officer was our guest speaker. We are thankful for his advice and recommendations as we move forward in exploring the tourism potential in the area.

The Virtuous Family Network is 'Unmasking the Many Faces of Gender Based Violence' in the Cayo District
On Saturday, Ms. Nina Rochester ‎and Ms. Cynthia Ellis Topsey officially launched the network which will support GBV victims by linking them to legal, health, psychological, law enforcement and other resources. The network hosted discussions with Cynthia Williams from the Women's Department and Sargeant Choc of the police department. Deputy Chief of Mission Adrienne Galanek joined in the discussions. We are inspired by such great community work to unmask the violence. ‎

Water problems in Arenal Village
Today we had less than 10 hours of water - it's getting worse now. No shower this morning (as at 8am - when I had to leave) there was no water. After some hard work in the garden just wanted to take my shower now - it was not possible. I would ask all people from Arenal to support me now to make some changes. Unfortunately the water board turns this matter into a political thing, which it is not. It is just an Arenal-matter and just for us - the people from Arenal. It would be soooooo very easy to find a solution but it looks as if politics do what they always do: Make people fight because while they fight they will not look to much what politicians do! That's very convenient for them and all people who are part of this, don't understand that they are taken as an instrument to ignore our people. Not pumping enough water is full ignorance against every single person who pays a monthly fee for getting water. The people who pump water get a monthly money for it. What is going to happen if you have a job and you'll do just half of it? Wouldn't you get fired? Yes!!!!

Revitalization of downtown and Boca del Rio Areas in San Pedro
The San Pedro Town Council is in the process of a revitalization of the downtown and Boca del Rio Area Project. In an effort to get the businesses and residents input, Mayor Daniel Guerrero and the San Pedro Town Council is inviting tourism stakeholders to a meeting with him and the consultant. The revitalization of downtown and Boca del Rio areas will impact all that area near the municipal airstrip (around Tropic Air), Barrier Reef Drive and portions of Pescador Drive, and the beach area from the BTB Office to the Boca del Rio Park. While the project is a concept at this point, some of the consideration that is being contemplated is pedestrianizing the Boca del Rio beach and Barrier Reef Drive, vehicular limitation on Barrier Reef Drive and the beach, closure of Barrier Reef and Boca del Rio beach, and creating a drive through area. Whatever module that will adopted in the future, businesses and residents, particularly those in the general area highlighted on the map, are highly encourage to be engaged and to attend the meeting.

Support the Belize Special Olympics!
SP Police Department BBQ Fundraiser, Thursday Dec. 1st, 11am-3pm at the SP Police Station

Best wishes to Miss Iris Salguero
Mayor Daniel Guerrero, the San Pedro Town Council and Staff would like to extend its best wishes to Miss Iris Salguero who is participating and representing Belize in the Miss World pageant 2016. We are more than sure she will do an excellent job in representing Belize as she did a great job as being Miss San Pedro 2015-2016. Iris left Belize earlier this week en route to Houston, Texas and arrive in Washington, DC. The pageant final of which is scheduled to take place on December 18, 2016 at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland just south of Washington, District of Columbia. The pageant will air live in Belize on E! Entertainment. Follow her on the official Miss World facebook page.

Letter: In remembrance of Fidel Castro, whose significance shall endure
By Paco Smith. Dear Sir: Indeed, the world has lost a "true revolutionary", with the passing of a man who truly needs no introduction, H. E. Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz. Irrespective of what the mainstream media has spewed about this icon for decades, there is absolutely no question in my mind that President Castro belongs in the pantheon of great socio-economic and political figures of all time. Many may not agree with his "politics", but undoubtedly he is an icon of resistance in the face of seemingly insurmountable odds. No-one can take away the fact that due to his: insight, ingenuity, conviction to his cause, love of country and overall charisma, that former President Castro was and shall forever remain a true trailblazer. I can recall while studying at UWI, one of our required texts for the course -- Contemporary Governance Issues in International Relations -- was "Carribean Charisma: Reflections on Leadership, Legitimacy and Populist Politics". It was an entirely insightful book that featured the likes of Maurice Bishop, Michael Manley, Eric Gairy, Eric Williams, Cheddi Jagan, Forbes Burnham and none other than Fidel Castro.

Support Friends of Ocean Academy by shopping at AmazonSmile
Ocean Academy is Caye Caulker's only high school, with 81 students enrolled. Please click the Amazon Smile button below before making any online purchases, and Amazon will donate .5% to our 501c3 charity Friends of Ocean Academy. Your purchase price is the same as on the regular Amazon.com page, and you will be supporting educational programs for Caye Caulker students. Thank you!

Sisimito Sessions
Belize's own electronic music label Sisimito Records brings you techno and techno-house music on the beach in Placencia! clock January 28, 2017 – January 29, 2017. The 3rd Annual Sisimito Sessions held in Placencia. A weekend of quality underground electronic music in the secluded country of Belize. Limited release weekend passes for BZ$50/US$25 available from http://www.wantickets.com/sisimito17, Barefoot Beach Bar, Placencia & Luna Loca, San Pedro, call +501 636 5015 or email info@sisimito.com

Cayo Art Festival 2016
Saturday, December 3 at 9 AM - 4 PM, Cayo Welcome Center.

CUBA'S PRESIDENT FIDEL CASTRO: FAREWELL TO A FRIEND OF BELIZE!
Official Statement from the Council of State of the Republic of Cuba On the occasion of the demise of the Commander in Chief of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro Ruz, the Council of State of the Republic of Cuba declares nine days of National Mourning, as from the 06:00 hrs. of November 26 th, until the 12:00 hrs. of December 4th, 2016. For as long as the National Mourning is in place, public activities and shows shall not be held, the national flag shall be flown at half-staff in public buildings and military facilities. The radio and television shall broadcast informative, patriotic and historic programs.

Elmer Figueroa marries Nissi Arzu
Congratulations to our friend and colleague, Elmer Figueroa, on his marriage to Nissi Arzu! The wedding was televised on From Yes to I Do...Channel 5 will follow You! Much love and happiness to the newlyweds

Installing mooring buoy anchors at Hol Chan and Shark Ray Alley!!

Channel 7

Belize City Landmark Destroyed
The iconic Chateau Caribbean is no more! A Sunday morning blaze destroyed the 3-story building on Fort Street in Belize City. The fire started upstairs and quickly spread throughout the entire structure. The fire department says they did their best to put out the fire but it wasn't enough against the powerful flames which burst out of windows on all sides of the massive building. So what was once a lovely seafront view is now just a stack of blackened remains. It is a major blow to the owner and also the community. I found out more today. Juan Nunez, Driver & Security Guard: "I was at home sleeping when one of the co-workers came to call me and told me it was burning and I just came to assist, I just came over but I can't do nothing else you know."

Alma Choc's Home And Business Also Burned On Sunday
Another of the 3 fires which happened over the weekend completely destroyed the home and business place of Belize City resident Alma Choc. She is a small business owner who runs a shop and a catering business out of her home on West Collet Canal. But everything was lost when her 2-storey house went up in flames early on Sunday morning. Fire Chief Ted Smith told us that her Fire happened after 1:00 am on Sunday and when the Chateau fire came on around 8:00, they had to be juggling between both of them:.. Ted Smith, Fire Chief: "The department also received and responded to a fire at 47 West Collet Canal, because we don't want to confuse West Canal and Collet Canal - two different canal. On arrival a 2 story structure with wooden upper and concrete lower, heavy smoke was seen coming out the structure. The fire was primarily internal and had not necessarily escaped outside yet. But the fire was already developed inside. The team was able to make entry into that structure and contain and extinguish the fire."

Ladyville Family of Five Homeless After Fire
We turn now to the third fire this weekend in the Belize District. This one has left a single mother and her 4 children homeless. It happened at around 7:30 on Friday night in the Japan area of Ladyville. That's when Delvorine Reyes's home caught fire, and was quickly destroyed - leaving the mother and her four children homeless. Now, the Ladyville Fire Station is just down the road, but their proximity didn't make a difference for this family. They weren't at home when the fire started and returned to find everything gone. Their neighbor Marie Gongora was the first to see the fire: Marie Gongora, Next Door Neighbour: "I was sitting down by the window and then my daughter and I was in the shop and I told her that I smell varnish burning and I look around in and out of my house and I stayed there sitting and a little while after I saw my neighbor two children went to my sister and I look out through the window I saw smoke coming out and I ran out and said Carol, Delvorine house is burning and I shouted Brian and Melissa, you mom's house is burning, come."

Wax House Shooting Has Gang Turf Subtext
There was a non fatal shooting in Belize City on Saturday night. At 10:50 24 year old Kasheif Gallego was walking on East Canal near an area known as Wax House when he was shot to the thigh and buttocks. Gallego was not seriously injured. Police suspect it could be gang related because the area is considered turf of a dominant gang.

Free After 63 Months In Jail, Prosecution Case Crumbles When Witness Forgets
After spending 5 years and 3 months in jail, accused murderers Gilbert Craig and Theodore Andrews are at home after they were freed of murder charges. They are accused of killing Troy Bowen who was shot once in the head on August 24, 2011, when he was walking on Marigold Lane near his home. He died a week later at the hospital, and shortly after that, both men were charged with murder after their charges were upgraded when Bowen died. After more than 5 years on remand, the trial without jury started against both men today, and Crown Counsel Kileru Awich was prosecuting them. He called 3 witnesses to the stand, including the main witness who said he could not identify the shooters. With that, he told the court that he would be discontinuing the prosecution against both men.

Teachers Got Paid
So did the teachers get paid on Friday. A lot of strike teachers say they did. And for those who didn't, today, the Chief Education Officer, Dr. Carol Babb told us that whatever the delay, it is not the Education Ministry's fault. She checked with the Ministry's financial officers who confirmed that on Friday morning, all the money due for the November paychecks was sent to the bank accounts for all the managing authorities, and school managements for the different schools countrywide. She told us that there was only 1 school which did not get their money sent to them, due to some clarifications which the Ministry had to make with the school's managers. She says that the delay is out of the Ministry's hands, and if teachers didn't get their money, it is most likely due to the different banks and their internal processes.

A Giant Passes, Deputy PM and FM To Fidel Funeral
The world shook on Friday night when news broke that Fidel Castro, Cuba's former president and commander in Chief had died at the age of 90. He is one of the most - if not the most - historic figure ever to come out of the America's - and his legacy, his contribution, and his principled stand against American imperialism have left an imprint across an entire era. In a letter to President Raul Castro, Prime Minister Dena Barrow says, quote, "This note is penned with a heavy heart. You have lost your brother, the Cuban People have lost their avatar, and humanity has lost a giant for the ages….His leadership of Cuba was one replete with the sacrifices made by your nation: whether in pursuit of its own sovereignty or the liberation of Southern Africa, or in the saving of hundreds of thousands of lives around the world by copious humanitarian aid, or in the everyday work of the Cuban Medical Brigade, or in the education outreach to so many from literacy to the post-graduate level. the people of 'Nuestra America' and the globe owe an unpayable debt to the Commander-in-Chief."

Musa: Cuba Was Ready To Send Troops To Defend Belize In Event of Guat Invasion
The state funeral is set for Sunday, December fourth - and Deputy Prime Minister Faber and Foreign Minister Elringotn are expected to be joined by scores of world leaders. Indeed, as the ambassador mentioned, Belize owes a great debt to Cuba - because of the role Castro played in pushing for Belize's inpdendence. Today, in his Belize City office, former Prime Minister Said Musa, told u show cuba was actively, and secretly involved in pushing for Belize's independence. Rt. Hon. Said Musa, Former Prime Minister: "Cuba was a leader in the Non Aligned Movement and the Non Aligned Movement was crucial in getting support for Belize at the United Nations, because they were 77, originally right, and eventually became over 100 of non-aligned countries, the Group Of 77. And when we were fighting for that independence we did it, of course, diplomatically. Cuba, of course, fought for their independence with blood, they shed their blood for it. And that's why we look to Cuba as the greatest example of a freedom-struggling people. They fought for their freedom. And Fidel, Commandante Fidel he championed that issue as number one I think in his mind: People must be free. A People must be sovereign. And that is why with all the help that Cuba gave to Belize, they never asked for anything in return, because they respected the sovereignty and independence of Belize."

With Love From Havana, Shoman Speaks Of Solidarity
Humanism is also the theme that former Foreign Minister Assad Shoman mentioned. He presently lives in Cuba and, like Musa, has been an admirer of Castro since the 70's. Speaking with us today from Havana, he told us that Humanism and Solidarity define Castro's legacy:... Assad Shoman, former Foreign Minister: "Fidel was and is the best friend that humanity ever had, or is ever likely to have. And to expand on that a bit, I mean he was an example of what solidarity means, to feel responsible for people anywhere on the planet who are suffering from hunger, ignorance, disease or oppression. And to feel a duty to do what you can to help them." "And the amazing thing in my mind, Jules, (you say to put it it in context, noh?) is that all this has been done while Cuba has suffered form an illegal and genocidal blockade from the mightiest country ever." "And remember that one of the first acts of the revolution was to make Cuba the first country in the Americas free from illiteracy. And then, of course, as you know the education revolution, which has brought free education as well as free health to all Cubans at all levels."

Smith Says Fidel Was Global GOAT
And so where does Castro fit in the broader historical picture? Was he a man just for his time, or for the ages? We asked Godfrey Smith - who has written Biographies on George Price and Michael Manley where Castro ranks amongst the Great Men:... Godfrey Smith, SC, Former Foreign Minister: "It is my view, my argument, that he ranks easily among the greatest world leaders - and listen to this - of all time. You hear da statement? I'm not saying he's of relevance to the region, or the Americas or the Caribbean…I'm saying I rate him among the greatest leaders of all time. So when you throw out the list of leaders, I'm sure few people would dispute, when you ask popped you'll hear names like the Mahatma Gandhi, you'll hear Nelson Mandela, you'll hear Churchill, you'll hear Abraham Lincoln, George Washington, going back in time you'll hear Julius Caesar, Alexander the Great, Mao Zedong, Napoleon, Hitler…my argument is that he can easily be ranked and rated among these men. And I'd like to offer three heads for examination: I'll lock at the personal aspect, what; they've done for humanity and the military aspect, as an argument. So let's take the top two who nobody would argue about: Gandhi, Mandela. Saints. I'm not saying Fidel is a saint. All three had a vision for the liberation of their people."

Sales Tax Crackdown Continues
Today two Belizean business owners appeared in the Magistrate's Court for GST related charges. Ariel Santana, the manager of La Popular Bakery in Belize City pled guilty to failure to publicly display a General Sales Tax certificate in the bakery. Santana was ordered to pay $3000 by June 30, 2017. He Yong Fa, a Sandhill businessman, pled guilty to failure to issue a tax receipt. He was charged $5000 and was given until April 30, 2017 to pay. Both men will serve 2 years in prison if they default on their payment.

"ET" Did It Again
Last year Belize City resident Basil Willis, also know as "ET" was charged for raping a 23 year old man. Willis waked away from those charges this September, when the DPP ordered mental evaluation failed to be produced at court. Now Willis is back in court, but this time it's for burglary. According to reports, Willis broke into the Grace Primary School compound on either Wednesday or Thursday of last week. He allegedly stole several food items and kitchen equipment. Police picked him up not long after, and he was found in possession of some of the stolen items. Willis appeared in the Magistrate's Court today, where he pled not guilty to burglary and handling stolen goods. After objections from the prosecution based on the fact that Willis is a repeat offender and that he was caught with the stolen items, Senior Magistrate Fraser denied bail, and Willis was remanded into custody until December 22.

When A Calendar Is An Annual Event
The Belikin Calendar can easily be written off as just a flesh-fest for lecherous eyes. But, through a mix of slick packaging and clever marketing, the Calendar launch has become an event. So even though most people nowadays find their Calendars on their cell phones, Belikin keeps making the Calendar their top marketing product. Alex Courtney went to the Radisson on Saturday to find out why:... Alex Courtenay reporting: The Belikin calendar is back, and as usual scores of eager fans lined the room, waiting to get their own calendars signed. This year, instead of the typical bikini clad girls on the beach, the models posed in the bars of Belize.

88 Robbery
And police haven't reported it, but 7News has learnt that there was a robbery on Saturday night. It happened in the downtown area on North Front Street at 88 Sports Bar. Like we said, police have not released details but we are told that a robber got off with a at least thousand dollars in cash - from a businessman who had it in a bag and was bending down to attend to something. The robber snatched the bag and dashed down North Front Street, into an ally, and then bounded over a fence, landing straight in the Eastern Division compound. But police never saw him, and he jumped back over the fence and disappeared into the night. Police have one person from nearby Pink's Alley detained.

Field of Dreams Long Time Coming In Cayo
The Santa Elena Sports Complex was opened on Sunday afternoon in Cayo. It's the third facility in the twin towns to be renovated after Falcon Field and the Victor Galvez stadium. But this one was the most challenging - it spans 14 acres, and planner Christy Mastry from Belize Infrastructure Limited explains how they did it in the hometown of the Chairman of BIL, Rene Montero:...

Without Cuba, No Dance Company
Dance X, 2016 started on Friday. We'll show you some footage form Friday night's performance shortly but first we have a Cuba tie in. According to former Minister of Education and Culture Said Musa, if it weren't for Comrade Fidel's generosity, we wouldn't have a dance company:..

Dance X Features Indonesia
And so we leave you with highlites for Friday's show tonight. It featured a troupe from Indonesia along Belize National Dance Company, BES Dancers, Ballet Arts and Dwayne Murillo. Enjoy, and join me back here tomorrow…


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Iconic Chateau Caribbean “Gone” in Sunday Blaze
One of the oldest buildings in the Old Capital was consumed by fire on Sunday morning. Thick smoke billowed into the sky and was visible from a distance away as [...]

Businesswoman Must Start Over After Late Night Inferno on West Collet Canal
Destruction by fire in the city was not only limited to the Chateau Caribbean. Just under seven hours before, Police also reported a house fire at a residence on West [...]

In Ladyville, Japan Area Family Burned Out of House and Home
There was a third fire which caused a family of five to spend the weekend with relatives in Ladyville. The place they called home went up in flames just after [...]

Will BAHA Release Rejected “Green Ham” to Free Zone?
A consignment of a little over fifty thousand pounds of green ham, uncured meat, that was reportedly brought in from Miami after being rejected in Ecuador is sitting at the [...]

Who’s to Blame for Delayed Teacher’s Salaries? Not Me, Says M.O.E.
Since the Supreme Court decision in favor of the Belize National Teachers Union last Monday, the Ministry of Education has been silent about the processing of salaries for the month [...]

The Legendary Fidel Castro Dead at 90; Cuban Ambassador Speaks of Legacy
Comandante Fidel Castro, leader of the Cuban Revolution in the 1950’s, who became the longest-serving leader with unbroken service in the Americas, died late Friday at the age of ninety. [...]

P.M. Leads Fidel Condolences; D.P.M. and Foreign Minister Attend Havana Tribute
Prime Minister of Belize Dean Barrow has penned official condolences to the President of Cuba, Raul Castro Ruz, on the passing of his brother, Comandante Fidel Castro. World leaders will [...]

Coast Guard’s Daniel Arzu is Back; How is He Doing?
After receiving treatment in Mexico for a month, Coastguard Petty Officer Daniel Arzu Junior returned to Belize today via a Mexican military aircraft. Arzu Junior was shot to the head [...]

The Infamous Basil Willis Accused of Targeting Grace Primary School
Well-known criminal figure, Basil Willis recently beat the offense of committing an unnatural crime when the case was thrown out but today he was back in court accused of burglarizing [...]

2 Walk from 2011 Murder Charge
Twenty-nine year old Gilbert Craig and thirty-one year old Theodore Andrews were tried for murder by Justice Troadio Gonzalez this morning in the Supreme Court. But the two men accused [...]

Marleni Brings Back Top Prize in STEM Mediathon Challenge
“So You Want to Be “STEM-tastic!” It’s my idea for introducing primary schoolers to Caribbean heroes in the STEM subjects. It won top prize in the first-ever Compete Caribbean mediathon [...]

Tourism Ministry Talks About Plans to Rejuvenate Downtown
Friday’s final in the History and Social Studies Quiz presented by the Belize City House of Culture and Downtown Rejuvenation Project is one in a series of intended projects to [...]

4 Detained Over Nelson Zelaya Murder; Police Still Puzzled Over Motive
Four persons, including two minors from the neighboring village of Biscayne are tonight in police custody as the investigation continues into the midday shooting and subsequent murder of Nelson Zelaya. [...]

Third Accused to Face Charges in Holdup at T Supermarket
A third person has been detained and is expected to be charged for the brazen robbery of “T” Supermarket in Lord’s Bank Village last Monday. The proprietor Jing Xiao Tan [...]

Football Winds Down on Sports Monday
Good evening, I’m James Adderley and this is Sports Monday.   Two bitter rivals came into week 16 looking to secure a berth in the advent of the 4-team playoffs [...]

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MOH Says Assistance Coming To Other Districts
As we reported last week, the Ministry of Health opened an extension building at the existing Polyclinic in Corozal. At that event Minister Marin boasted about additional investments to the Corozal hospital, including a new operating theatre, and improved lab and morgue. The building alone cost half a million dollars so we asked the Minister whether the investment couldn’t have been used where there was greater need, such as the Belmopan hospital where the facility’s condition has brought international scandal on the Ministry when a rat bit a baby in an incubator. Honourable Pablo Marin - Minister of Health: “I don’t want the people of Belize not to believe that I am concentrated only in Corozal, if you heard that I have gotten seven ultra sound machines that will be for all over the country, we just got chemistry analysers for all over the country, I am looking right now for sources for me to do the hospital in PG which I hope that by next year I can start, that is very essential, I already got the lot for San Pedro for us to do a hospital there in San Pedro which is very essential and there is a polyclinic also and I can mention about it, when I came in it was only eight hours Monday to Friday now it is a 24 hours service giving in San Pedro, now the only thing that remains in San Pedro as you know it is an island we need to do a hospital with all the facility that is needed so I am looking a public partnership in that particular area for us to be able to deliver everything for the people of San Pedro.”

Men Accused For Attempt Robbery Of Rapidito Pawn Shop
Three of the four men who were accused of the broad-daylight armed robbery of Rapidito Loans, located on Fourth Avenue, Corozal Town, were arraigned today at the Orange Walk Magistrates court, before Magistrate Albert Hoare. Twenty year old Maliek Michael Humes, construction worker of Barkley Street, Belize City, 20 year old Alton Garcia, construction worker of Wagner Lane Belize City and 33 year old Erwin Castillo, Taxi Driver of a Corozal address were each read a single charge of conspiracy to commit robbery following Thursday’s mid-morning hold up. While all men pled not guilty to the charge, lead Prosecutor for the Corozal District Florentino Salam, argued that due to the severity of the offence and the compelling evidence presented against the accused, bail should be denied. Following the prosecution’s presentation, all men were remanded to the Central Prison until their next court appearance scheduled for December 21st 2016.

Convicted Murdered Wins Appeal For Re-Trial
Retrial commences for Daniel Elvis Ku, who was convicted and sentenced to life in prison for the 2006 murder of his common-law wife, Nurse Anna Maria Magdalena Basto. Ku was found guilty on September of 2010 for the vicious murder, but one year after his guilty conviction Ku’s attorney Simeon Sampson submitted that Ku was willing to accept manslaughter instead of murder. But the DPP made an application for a retrial which the Court of Appeal decided to allow. The appeal was made on the ground that the trial judge, Michelle Arana misdirected the jury on the principle of the loss of self-control. There was evidence that Ku lost his self-control, and the judge did not direct the jury on that.

BSCFA Holds AGM, Fair-Trade Suspension Discussed
Over the weekend, the Belize Sugar Cane Famers Association held its annual general meeting to discuss the Fair Trade Premium and proposed budget for the new fiscal year. With the majority of its members present for the annual encounter, the managing authorities took the opportunity to speak about the recent suspension of the association from Fair Trade. The suspension came about as a result of an audit which exposed three areas of non-compliance due to the wrongful delivery of sugar cane to the factory. While the owner of the cane field had been inactive in the delivery of cane for approximately three years, a high-ranking UDP Minister had taken it upon himself to harvest and deliver cane under the said farmer’s name without following proper protocols in terms of the transferral of land to another name. At yesterday’s meeting farmers agreed on corrective measures involving the elimination of farmer Eloy Escalante from the association.

Minister Of Health Weighs In Super-bond Restructure
All indications are that next year’s budget could be the most austere in recent times. We say this because all economic projections show that Belize will be facing a financial crunch, even as the Government seeks to renegotiate the Superbond. There is already talk that GOB will have to introduce tax increases to close its widening deficit. A number of the Government Ministries could also be impacted, with budget cuts. Last week when spoke to Minister of Health Pablo Marin, we asked him whether he expected a reduced portion of the budget pie. Honourable Pablo Marin - Minister of Health: “When it comes to health and education there is not like a blockade for that and we need to do everything possible for the health of our people and that is why I am not afraid and if you can see every time we are hiring more doctors, hiring more nurses and right now we are getting a group of doctors that will be going to El Salvador to do their speciality; I think that I spoke about that about two years ago that we got scholarships and that now we are about to send them, once we send a doctor that means we have to employ somebody to occupy the space so we are spending more money and in that way the people can see that in health and education I think that they don’t have an open wallet of that but we have to show exactly why we need it and for what we need it for.”

Police Constable, Edward Vargas Recognized As Police Of The Month
Every month police departments throughout the jewel take the time out to express appreciation and gratitude for officers who stand out among others in the department as they constantly display responsibility and commitment to their community fighting against the never ending battle of delinquency. As is customary, today the Orange Walk Police Formation officially presented an award of recognition, this time to senior Police Constable Edward Vargas who was quite delighted about the achievement. Edward Vargas – Police of the month: “It is a good feeling to be recognize by your Senior personnel and along with your fellow colleagues and it is a good feeling as I always do and I always come to work on time, putting my all and I respect my superior and follow instruction, the experience is good, every day you learn something new, every day you keep dealing with persons of different character, we do as how we were thought at the Police Academy and you follow the rules and regulations of the Belize Police Department and you can’t go wrong.”

OWTC Project Almost Complete
The infrastructural works being carried out by the Orange Walk Town Council as part of the restructuring of ten heavily trafficked streets throughout the town is coming to its final stages. Two very crucial roads, namely Orchid Drive and Bethias Lane received their final coat of paving, while the labor on four other major streets are being prepared to enter their final phase. Ian Cal- Deputy Mayor Orange Walk Town “As you can see the amount of work that is being done on different streets simultaneously under the ten streets that we had planned to get paved before the end of this year; this morning we completed Orchid Drive which is a major street which connected the hospital to the clinic as well and by completing it we entered into the second paving of the street, last week we paved Bethias Lane which had already received its first paving and now we put in its second layer and those are the two streets that has been completed and we have ready Santa Ana Street, we have Cinderella Street and we have ready around Progress and we have prepared Progress Street and all of that for paving and all of that is under the work of the Council and the contractor that we have given out to get these ten streets paved.” Adding to the works being carried out on these streets, the council is also carrying out works as part of their ‘Flood Mitigation Plan’.

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School burglar jailed
Basil Willis, 49, was remanded to prison after he was charged with burglarizing a school of food it uses to feed needy children. The incident occurred at Grace Primary school between last week Wednesday and Thursday. Willis allegedly broke a door to gain entry in the building. He was later found in possession of the stolen items. The school’s principal was able to identify all the items found which includes some kitchen appliances and soft drinks valued at an estimated $250.

Chateau Caribbean burns for 15 hours!
The historic Chateau Caribbean hotel burnt for 15 hours, during which fire officials reportedly doused the blaze with thousands of gallons of water. In the process a fire fighter received injuries to his arm trying to smash a glass window to gain entry into the burning building. The fire began sometime after 7 a.m. on Sunday morning and was brought under control at around 9 p.m. but was not completely out until shortly before midnight. According to reports, the fire began in the kitchen of the establishment and thereafter devoured other parts of the building. Guests were quickly escorted from the building without injury. Fire officials had difficulties entering the building as some of the flooring had collapsed. However, they gained entry from the third floor after a fire fighter removed some bars and smashed a window.

Belize Police officers receive mediation training
Improved Access to Justice in the Caribbean (IMPACT Justice), a program funded by the Canadian government, will train 36 Belizean police officers in mediation. IMPACT Justice is a five year regional justice sector reform project implemented from within the Caribbean Law institute Centre, UWI, Cave Hill Campus. The workshop on mediation is a 40-hour course taking place from November 28 to December 2 in Belize City. An opening session was held today with remarks from the Commissioner of Police Allen Whylie.

Would be robber reportedly paralyzed
Three Belize City robbers traveled to Corozal town on Thursday morning to rob the Rapidito Pawn Shop and Loans located on 4th street. There are reports that one of three robbers entered the establishment with a .9mm pistol and aimed at the business owner, from whom he demanded cash. However, instead of handing over cash to the robber, he was handed gunshots by a security guard on duty. He was reportedly shot to his hip and returned ten shots to the security guard but none found their mark.[…]

Community development programs introduced in villages around Belize
On Saturday, the National Coordinator of the Voluntary Special Constables (VSC) and Citizens on Patrol (COP) program, retired Supt. Rudolph Orio, accompanied by Carmelita Village Council chairman Elvis Reynolds, Sr. Supt. Marlon Allen, Deputy Commanding Officer Inspector Jose Mendez and Community Policing Officer Sgt. […]

The tale of the very-little integrity commission
So the Senate is meeting on Wednesday and among its many items on the agenda, it is expected to appoint members to the long-defunct Integrity Commission. Government sympathizers view it as proof GOB is making good on its commitments to teachers as a result […]

Golf cart stolen in San Pedro, reward being offered
Robert Novak, a San Pedro resident, reported that his golf cart was stolen on Friday night. The red golf cart was parked and locked on the side of the street between the Lions Club and Milo’s Friday night around 10:30. The owner is offering […]

Mayor of Twin Towns joins fight against crime
Today, Mayor of San Ignacio and Santa Elena, Earl Trapp met with members of the Cayo Special Constables Committee to discuss ways of working together to prevent crime. At today’s meeting, the parties involved discussed ways for the Special Constables and the town council […]

Blogs

Fastest way to Lamanai
Some people do not mind a longer adventure and some prefer the shortest most direct route the “treasure.” This was the case with today’s guest poster, Barbara Hickman. She and her crew opted to do the popular Lamanai Maya Ruin tour by plane versus a longer day taking the tour by boat. My best friend, my daughter, and I took a Spring Break trip to Belize. The highlight of our trip was the Tropic Air Lamanai tour. From start to finish, it was seamlessly organized, fascinating, and worth far more than we paid for it. We caught our 8:00am Tropic Air flight at the San Pedro airport, and a half hour later we landed on a gravel air strip in Orange Walk, on the mainland of Belize. The plane was tiny and full, and the pilot was wonderfully humorous. One of the passengers was instructed by the pilot to sit in the co-pilot seat because it doubles as a passenger seat when necessary (“but you probably shouldn’t touch the controls, HA HA”). I think she actually sat on her hands so she would be certain to do what he asked! When we landed, it was a little breezy, and the little plane weaved and bobbed in the wind all the way down, but just before it touched down it straightened out and set down as smooth as glass. The pilot grinned and turned around to us all and said, “Pretty awesome landing, eh?” We all cracked up!

ANOTHER SATURDAY CLINIC….
…and another day full of kids and pups. This big litter was all brown and white, except for the guy who was white and brown. As always, the guys were champs at giving dewormer medicine. Shaggy kept us company all morning. ….and Homey and Amber wore each other out smacking down in the yard!

Belize Hotels: A Guide To The Best Accommodations
It’s easy to look up a certain town or package and say “cool, this looks like exactly what I want to do” but sometimes looking at a country as a whole makes it pretty difficult to discern what’s what. While we can’t dictate to you where to go in Belize (Cayo is a pretty safe bet for a good time!) we can tell you the best Belize Hotels to stay wherever you plan to go to fit almost any budget. Corozal and Orange Walk – the center for Belize’s sugar and rum production (among other things of course). Home of ASR, L&R, A&R (They seem to like their ‘r’s it seems) and the capital of Belize’s taco food craze sits at the north and connect the rest of us to Mexico. If you visited Belize and didn’t party until sunrise in Orange Walk then you missed out on a part of authentic Belizean culture. That said The north has its own range of interesting accommodations to host you while you get your tacos fix. The islands of Belize are Hype central; even if what gets you hyped up is pretty chill. We say that because whatever your draw is, be it a party, relaxation, adventure, or a complete disconnect from the world we have an island to suit your tastes. You can hit up San Pedro for a party, Caye caulker for a chill weekend or somewhere remote like South Water Caye to be completely surrounded by the sea and nature – the choice really is yours.

“Panama” from San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize – Part Three
Today’s edition brings the three part series of the trip that Rose and I made to Panama City to a conclusion. Now aren’t you just pleased about that! On our first full day there we attempted to cover the massive Albrook Mall. We gave it a good shot – in fact Rose gave it a very praiseworthy shot – but failure is failure any way you want to put it. For our second day we visited the fish market and the old town but we had the saved the best till last. For our third and final full day we were going to see the Panama Canal which has been named by many as the 8th wonder of the world. Not by me though. It’s good but that nomenclature can only be used to describe Thierry Henry when he was in his pomp at Arsenal! OK I’ll be serious. After breakfast at our hotel we took a leisurely stroll to the nearby Iglesia del Carmen Metro station where we took the train to Albrook. We had a few hours to spare and we were determined that it would not beat us. We would get around all of it. We gave it a good go but I started to lose the will to live. Rose? She looked as fresh as a daisy. Little doubt that the fairer sex is made of much stronger stuff!

We Went to Placencia to Do Nothing at All
It is so easy to ABSOLUTELY do NOTHING at ALL in Placencia and not feel guilty about it. After a few crazy months of work and then visits to the hospital it was totally worth taking at least a couple days to relax on the beach, sway in a hammock and take siestas all day long in our beach side room. “How can people get anything done around here?” commented Amber to me as she rolled in bed during her mid-morning nap. The sounds of the crashing waves are so therapeutic – coma inducing you might say. It’s hard to understand how anybody can get anything done in such a laid back and charming village. It’s usually all about work when we travel and at times don’t even get some much needed time off to just unwind. Even though this trip involved work, we decided to stay an additional day in Placencia just to relax. The idea was to get some writing done. Needless to say, the cool Caribbean breeze, the smell of fresh salt air, the sound of the waves and the cozy accommodations at SeaSpray Hotel got the best of us.

Great Holiday Gift Options at Caves Branch Souvenir Shop
From unique gifts such as slate Mayan calendars, signature adventure T-shirts, hammocks and hand-picked works from local artisans, our jungle Gift Shop lets you bring the lifestyle and essence of Caves Branch Jungle Lodge to your home. Located in the main lodge area, this little nook offers more than just sunscreen and mosquito repellant; it has become an integral part of our guests’ experience at the lodge. By providing our customers with a smorgasbord of souvenir options, we achieve lasting mementos that captures their vacation memories. At Caves Branch, we believe that having these types of location-specific products that are reminiscent of a visitor’s stay is vital to making our gift shop stand out.

Belize in December
December might herald cold winds and snow across North America, but it’s a month of long, sunny days and warm temperatures perfect for snorkeling, swimming, sailing, and hiking in Belize. With all of the top airlines, including Delta, United, American, and Southwest, offering non-stop service from the United States, it’s now easier and more affordable than ever to enjoy an exotic getaway vacation in Belize. Whether you’re an adventure traveler, want to celebrate your honeymoon, or simply looking for a fun family vacation, Belize has something for everyone. Here are just a few of the exciting things to see and enjoy in Belize during December. With more than 200 miles of island coasts, coral atolls, and reef that are home to thousands of colorful species of marine fauna and flora,, the Belize Barrier Reef is a paradise for snorkeling and scuba diving.

Tips to Prepare You for Taking Amazing Travel Photos
It’s a fantastic feeling to escape from the comfort of home, to experience the world through the eyes of a traveler. Every journey taken and every destination visited, surely adds unforgettable memories to one’s mental library. What’s even better, is the ability to relive these exciting moments with the aid of physical or digital copies of photos. One important item every traveler should pack is a camera; ideally, one that will provide high-quality images on-the-go. While you may not exactly be an expert photographer (or even if you are), it doesn’t hurt to prepare yourself for a whirlwind photo-taking adventure. Before departing on your adventure, it is a good idea to conduct an online search for superb photo taking ideas. With the aid of the Internet, you will be able to discover thousands of travels photos that will undoubtedly captivate your thoughts, motivating you to snap similar breathtaking moments throughout your journey.

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The Upcoming Benefits of GOES-R for Hurricane Monitoring and Forecasting
A new era in satellite monitoring of the Western Hemisphere began on November 19 with the successful launch of the GOES-R satellite. GOES-R is the latest in a sequence of GOES (Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite) satellites that began in 1975. Both polar-orbiting and geostationary satellites gather crucial data for incorporation in computer forecast models, but it’s the geostationary birds--stationed at fixed spots tens of thousands of miles above the surface--that furnish most of the satellite imagery we’ve seen on television and the Internet since the first GOES satellite was sent into space in 1975. The new satellite and three more that will follow (collectively referred to as the Geostationary Operational Environment Satellite–R Series) will provide a huge leap forward in temporal and spatial resolution, with more frequent and precise images than ever before gathered by a U.S. geostationary satellite. The crisp, frequent imagery from GOES-R is expected to be a particular boon to forecasters keeping tabs of fast-changing weather features, including supercell thunderstorms as well as the cores of rapidly intensifying tropical storms and hurricanes. “We are hopeful that the improved resolution will help in resolving tropical cyclone features such as emerging eyes, which should lead to better analyses of current intensity,” said Chris Velden (University of Wisconsin–CIMSS) in an email.

Olson Drums Up New Campaign For Belize Tourism Board
Belize Tourism Board (BTB) is promoting WestJet's new nonstop flights from Toronto to Belize with an out-of-home activation and social media campaign developed with creative agency Olson. The #TorontoBelize initiative invited people walking through Toronto's Yonge-Dundas Square to play a custom-built Belizean drum that "measures" decibels to make a Belizean boy dance on a 90-foot digital board displayed over the square. Street Factory Media custom-built the software that uses decibels to calibrate video speed in real time. The system is so sensitive, it starts and stops with the drum beat and the louder the drum beat, the faster the dance on the board. The dancer will even ask and encourage passing drummers to continue playing, according to the agency. Plus, to entice potential drummers, the campaign was giving away one roundtrip ticket from Toronto for two to visit the Central American nation.

How the US is outsourcing border enforcement to Mexico
In describing the complex relationship between the two countries, Jeffrey Davidow, American ambassador to Mexico from 1998 to 2002, spoke of “the bear and the porcupine”. The US is an arrogant bear, brawny and insensitive to Mexico’s concerns. Mexico is a resentful porcupine, paranoid about American plots to undermine its sovereignty. Davidow candidly noted that the bear could crush the porcupine, but every time it has tried to, the porcupine’s sharp spines have hurt the bear’s big paws. This analogy remains pertinent. During his presidential campaign, Donald Trump strategically chose Mexico and Latin America as his straw men, characterising Mexican immigrants as rapists and drug dealers, threatening to build a border wall and capping off his win by confirming plans to deport up to three million undocumented Latino migrants. In this contemporary parallel of Davidow’s comparison, the evil porcupine keeps injuring the trusting and innocent bear. But in truth, for the last few years, the porcupine has been doing the bear a big favour by guarding its expansive lair.

Videos

  • Memorable discurso de Fidel Castro ante la ONU en 1979, 3min. Special Notes on Fidel Castro. El líder de la Revolución cubana, Fidel Castro, pronunció un memorable discurso ante la ONU en 1979 en el que abogó por los derechos de la humanidad.

  • Belize Tourism “Meat Pie”, 30sec.

  • Citizen Science GIS - Hopkins, Belize, 8.5min. Documentary of the 2016 Citizen Science GIS Research Experiences for Undergraduates in Belize.

  • Words Do Matter, 1min. Developed by Belize's Special Envoy for Women and Children in partnership with UNICEF Belize, this video highlights the importance of using language that respects people for who they are. Words are powerful. Words can hurt. Words do matter.

  • A Placencia Morning in Amazing Belize, 1min. It is so easy to ABSOLUTELY do NOTHING at ALL in Placencia, Belize and not feel guilty about it. After a few crazy months of work and then visits to the hospital it was totally worth taking at least a couple days to relax on the beach, sway in a hammock and take siestas all day long in our beachside room.

  • Annual Tacos Festival, 6min. The highly anticipated annual Tacos Festival 2016 kicked off at the Banquitas House of Culture yesterday morning welcoming hundreds of Belizeans travelling from the four cardinal points to witness and savour the famous, scrumptious and much loved Orange Walk Tacos

  • From Yes To I Do (Season 4, Episode 6) (Finale) HQ, 1hr56min.

  • Social Partners Commerate - 16 Days of Activism, 36min.

  • Belize Association for Persons with Diverse Abilities (BAPDA), 22min.

  • FECTAB HARVEST CAYE DISCUSSION, 29min.

  • Dance X Extro, 4.5min.

  • Super Palm Resort Belize, 2min.

  • See It To Belize It…, 2min. Snorkelling with stingrays and nursesharks, spearfishing, camping off the beaten path; listening to pumas and jaguars prowl around our tent, kayaking the Cayes at sunset...

  • Belize Nov 2016, 25min.

  • Caye Caulker Belize Marine Reserve snorkeling 2016, 24min. 23 minutes of incredible beauty in Belize. The footage herein chronicles the trip I took to Belize from Nov - Early Dec, Photos represent snorkeling at the Caye Caulker Marine Reserve, around the island of Caye Caulker, the Great Blue Hole, a trip to Lamanai and Lighthouse Reef, and a trip to Altun Ha. I hope everyone gets a sense for what a wonder Belize is and how awesome it's unspoiled wilderness is to witness first hand. It's also one of the few places in Central America that is also fairly cheap to fly to from the US.

  • Belize 2016, 10min.

  • Occupational welfare needs of employees of Belize Inc., 6.5min.

  • EPQ Video- Belize's Marine Biodiversity, 3min.

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