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Can anyone give me an idea of the cost of running electrical lines to a residential lot? Hoping to do some estimations...cost per pole? Any other info regarding running power lines onto private property would be greatly appreciated. Thanks! (I don’t know if the area of installation has any bearing on the estimate...There are lines along the public roads about 200 feet from the property. The property is in the Los Tombos area in Cayo.)
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24hr Forecast: Mostly sunny skies today and clear to partly cloudy skies tonight. Little or no rainfall is expected.

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Miss Universe Belize Destiny Arnold interviewed at KTLA 5, Los Angeles News and Video for Southern California.

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Ambergris Caye
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Wow, sounds like a history of neighborly agreement gone bad.... Sorry to hear this Kathyw..... However, from those of us who live here year round through the bad weather and poor road conditions we are happy to have them here. Sorry, you can't work this out with them.
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Garifuna Settlement Day 2019 - Belize City
Lots of great photos by the BTB.

Remembering Dr. Joseph Palacio
In celebration of Garifuna Settlement Day, we remember a giant in the Archaeology and Garifuna community in Belize. As a pioneer, he became the first archaeologist in Belize and the first Garifuna to be trained in Archaeology and Anthropology. Following upon his studies, he was appointed by the Government as the first Archaeological Commissioner of Belize. In this position, he was given the responsibility of establishing Belize’s initial Archaeological Department in a context where Belize , then known as British Honduras, was creating new institutions to define itself as a nation. For many years, he was the only trained archaeologist in Belize. During his tenure as Archaeological Commissioner, Dr. Palacio was instrumental in the development of legislation relating to the excavation, preservation and development of Belize’s rich archaeological heritage. Prior to his tenure, many valuable artifacts were stolen and sold illegally outside of the country.

Importante date for us Maya Masewal : Jacinto Canek
Jacinto Canek or Jacinto Uc de los Santos was a 18th-century Maya revolutionary who fought against the Spanish in the Yucatán Peninsula of New Spain. His sentence was carried out in the main plaza of Mérida on December 14, 1761. A good reading for us Yucatec Maya of Belize to learn more about our ancestors struggle . The Spanish conquest of Yucatán ended in the late 17th century, with the fall of the Itza people, the last group of Maya able to resist the conquistadors. However, the Mayas continued armed revolt against the Spanish into the 18th century, and after an interruption, into the early 20th century under Mexican jurisdiction.

Paint N Splash
See you this week at from 2-4pm Thursday to paint “Feeling classy”.

Keith Gilges joined with the National Garifuna Council NGC
Happy #Garifuna Settement Day, Belize! Charge d’Affaires, a.i. Keith Gilges joined with the National Garifuna Council NGC and thousands of visitors from across Belize - and from around the the world - to celebrate the national holiday with a reenactment of the arrival of the Garifuna people to Belize when their canoes first landed on the shores of Dangriga on November 19, 1802.

Chaac
Chaac also known as Yuum Chaak is the representation of rain. The Yucatec Maya (Máasewal) of northern Belize , especially from the communities of San Pablo and San Jose continue honoring Chaak with the tradition Ch'a Cháak .

Le' ts'unu'um Yo Creek won 3rd place at a competition in Mexico
We want to congratulate this Maya warriors from behalf of the Yucatec Maya community of Belize . Jach ma'alob meejay kiiko'ob

Grand Re-Opening/Friendsgiving Dinner Hosted by Campo Tex-Mex San Pedro
Calling all San Pedronians! We are having a Grand Re-Opening and Friendsgiving Fiesta on Wed, Nov 27 from 11-2 and 5-9 pm! We will be donating 15% of all proceeds to Holy Cross School and have AWESOME GIVEAWAYS EVERY HOUR! Please join us for a fun time and allow us to thank you for you support!

The Reporter

Good Deeds Get Applause From The Reporter Newspaper
The work of some people is a reminder to all of us that the world still has a lot more-good-than-bad in the hearts and minds in our community and our global village. Sometime if you look closer we may realize that without the kind work of some people and organizations, our community would appear to be a little cold, mean, harsh place. But it’s not !

Young-Man Murdered In Dangriga
The celebrations of Garifuna Settlement Day in the south has been interrupted by the murder of a young-man who by all indications had a promising future.

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Garinagu communities observe Garifuna Settlement Day
The call continues for the Garifuna people to preserve their unique culture in an era […]

Celebrating manhood: International Men’s Day is today
As Belizeans at home and abroad unite to celebrate the rich culture of the Garinagu people, […]

A Somber Garifuna Settlement Day in Dangriga
Today is Garifuna Settlement Day. A day when we pause to celebrate the contributions and […]

Garifuna Roman Catholic Bishop makes call for service and preservation of unique culture
Presiding over the official church service at St. Martin’s de Porres Roman Catholic Church for Garifuna […]

Cayo North Area Representative announces new solar charging ports at Victor Galvez Stadium
Cayo North Area Representative, Omar Figueroa, announced yesterday that the solar-powered charging station at the […]

Garifuna Settlement Day celebrations in Belize City
The Garifuna have arrived and now the party begins. Standing in for Superintendent Edward Codd, […]

From Awareness to Accountability; Unmasking the many faces of violence
The National Women’s commission and the Special Envoy for Women and Children, Kim Simplis Barrow, […]

German tourist dies during visit to archeological site
A 58-year old German tourist collapsed during a visit to the Lamanai Archeological site in […]

Blogs

Let’s Taco ‘Bout It!
Tacos are deceptively simple by reputation, however; the reality is there’s so much that goes into making them. Whether your favorite is Al Pastor, Carnitas, Chorizo, Street Tacos, or Asada, the taco is a food everyone can agree on how astounding it is. It’s simple… Tacos make people happy. They have been around for a long time and are traditionally served as warm corn/maize tortillas stuffed with many different types of juicy, marinated meat and spices. As a country that has always been a melting pot of different cultures, Belize is as diverse as it gets, and it only gives the country an endless catalog of possibilities; not only in terms of culture but also food. Though the district is called “Shuga City,” ask anyone where you can get really great tacos in Belize, and they will definitely tell you Orange Walk! No other district in the country can compare.

Three Perfect Days in Caye Caulker
Caye Caulker, a laid back island located  20 miles north-northeast of Belize City, is the perfect beach vacation option. Attracting visitors due to its proximity to the Belize Barrier Reef and access to incredible diving and snorkeling, it is one of the most popular destinations visited in Belize. Looking to visit the island? Here is how you can spend three perfect days on the island. The day you arrive, spend some time getting acquainted with the beautiful island. It’s a small island, roughly five miles long. Either by foot or on bike you can explore the sandy streets of the island. To beat the heat, stop in at a beach bar to enjoy a fresh tropical cocktail. End your evening watching the sunset at the Southern tip of the island known as The Split or on a sunset cruise.

The Garifuna
It’s November 19. In dories and boats, the Garinagu bring coconut, plantain, cassava, and the drums of their ancestors to Dangriga’s shores, as the crowds—Belizeans and visitors alike—cheer and celebrate in the streets. This is Yurumein: the reenactment of the Garifuna journey to Belize. Garifuna Settlement Day is also a national holiday across Belize since 1943. It’s a celebration of culture, resilience, and vision.

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Belize Ocean Club In Placencia Rebrands Name And Guest Offerings, Presenting Umaya Resort & Adventures
Owners of the resort formerly known as Belize Ocean Club, along with global boutique hotel management company STEM®, announce Umaya Resort & Adventures as the new brand and experiences for the beachfront property in Placencia in Southern Belize. A series of investments were put forth by the ownership to reinvent the destination with greater connection to cultural experiences based on Mayan influences. Spanning the Caribbean Sea on the Maya Beach and the Placencia Lagoon against the backdrop of the Maya Mountains, Umaya will serve as the ideal home base to relax, explore and repeat – discovering the raw untouched beauty of Belize with quick access to reefs and jungles.

Videos

  • Garifuna Settlement Day celebrations in San Pedro, 8min.

  • Re-enactment PG, 34min.

  • Garifuna Mass from St.Peter Claver Church Peini Punta…, 43min.

  • Garifuna Mass Continued, 1hr17min.

  • Punta Gorda 18th Night, 37min.

  • Punta Gorda 18th Night 2, 13min.

  • PG Methodist Culture Day, 16min.

  • St Peter Claver Cultural Day, 15min.

  • Livingston, Guatemala Luwaruguma Gulfu Performing…, 5min.

  • Garifuna Settlement Day celebrations on Caye Caulker, 40min.

  • Garifuna Settlement Day 2019 - Yurumein in Punta Gorda Belize, 34min.

  • Caye Caulker, Belize, 6.5min. Caye Caulker a tiny coral island along the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef, the second largest reef in the world, offers plenty of sealife for snorkelers and scuba divers.

  • Grenada vs Belize football competition, 13min. Even though the game wasn't judged right , I am still proud of my country.. they came a very long way. congratulations Grenada

  • Garifuna Settlement Day 2019 -Belize City, 2min.

  • Garifuna Settlement Day Parade, 2min.

  • Happy Garifuna Settlement Day in San Pedro!!, .5min.

  • Today we spotted a school of eagle rays off our dock!, 4sec. Fun Fact: Did you know that much like human fingerprints, each spotted eagle ray has a unique pattern of spots? No two are the same.

  • Making of Cassava Bread, 5min. Watch as Destination Belize takes you Beyond the Pages to see how the Garifuna's traditional Cassava Bread is made.

  • La Isla Carinosa Academy Governor General of Belize Visit 2019, 14min. The Governor General of Belize, His Excellency Sir Colville Young Sr., visit to LICA.

  • Better Belize It 2019, 4min. 7 days of adventure around Belize.

  • GARIFUNA SETTLEMENT DAY PARADE - PUNTA GORDA, BELIZE, 27min. One of the largest cultural celebrations in Belize is Garifuna Settlement Day. This is held annually and takes place on the 19th of November. The day commemorates the arrival of the largest Garinagu group to Belizean shores in 1823. It starts with the re-enactment of the historic journey of the “Yuruemein”.

  • Amazing Skies @ Falcon Hill Lodge Belize, 1min. Just a few pictures of some of the most amazing Skies and Views over the past 12 months from our Bar/Dining area here at Falcon Hill Lodge Belize.

  • Waterfall Cave Expedition at Caves Branch, min. Are you brave enough? Did you know that a tour like this existed in Belize?
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    History
    Yesterday at 05:26 PM
    In celebration of Garifuna Settlement Day, we remember a giant in the Archaeology and Garifuna community in Belize.

    As a pioneer, he became the first archaeologist in Belize and the first Garifuna to be trained in Archaeology and Anthropology.

    Following upon his studies, he was appointed by the Government as the first Archaeological Commissioner of Belize. In this position, he was given the responsibility of establishing Belize’s initial Archaeological Department in a context where Belize , then known as British Honduras, was creating new institutions to define itself as a nation.

    For many years, he was the only trained archaeologist in Belize. During his tenure as Archaeological Commissioner, Dr. Palacio was instrumental in the development of legislation relating to the excavation, preservation and development of Belize’s rich archaeological heritage. Prior to his tenure, many valuable artifacts were stolen and sold illegally outside of the country. His groundbreaking work over many years laid the basis for the training of other Belizean archaeologists and for the establishment of what is now the Institute of Archaeology, the statutory body responsible for the oversight and management of all archaeological sites in Belize.

    Aside from his work in Archaeology, he maintained a strong current of Garifuna Studies and successfully introduced the first formal Garifuna Language training programme. As a leader in the Garifuna movement, Dr. Palacio contributed to the local and regional development of the culture. He was a founding member of the Caribbean Organization of Indigenous People (COIP), which for many years provided a forum for research and discourse on matters relevant to the indigenous peoples of the region. His training in Social Anthropology provided and continues to provide important platforms for original research on Garifuna themes.

    Dr. Palacio has distinguished himself as a committed Garifuna pioneer and an expert on matters pertaining to the Garifuna Heritage and Culture in Belize and in the region.

    Thank you, Dr. Palacio.
    Happy Garifuna Settlement Day
    by the Belize Institute of Archaeology

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    Trip Reports
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    Top 10 Places To Visit In Belize

    Belize is one of my all time favorite countries to visit. I lived there for over a year and I've been back several times. It is a extremely diverse country with its varying landscapes, wildlife and cultures. From the worlds second largest coral reef systems, the Great Blue Hole, to its many ancient ruins, Belize is a country like non other. I hope you enjoy the video and can visit this beautiful country soon!
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    Specials & Events
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    Video: Garifuna Settlement Day celebrations in San Pedro


    Video: Garifuna Settlement Day celebrations on Caye Caulker



    Garifuna Settlement Day 2019 - Yurumein in Punta Gorda Belize

    The Yurumein as it is called in Garifuna, occurs at 6:00am local time in Dangriga and Punta Gorda on November 19 of each year depicts the incoming arrival of the largest group of Garinagu people to Belize. Mr. Darius Avila and Mr. Luke Palacio giving a detailed explanation of the history of the people and their arrival to Belize.


    GARIFUNA SETTLEMENT DAY PARADE - PUNTA GORDA, BELIZE

    One of the largest cultural celebrations in Belize is Garifuna Settlement Day. This is held annually and takes place on the 19th of November. The day commemorates the arrival of the largest Garinagu group to Belizean shores in 1823. It starts with the re-enactment of the historic journey of the “Yuruemein”. It is a public re-enactment of the epic journey of the Garifuna people from their homeland in St. Vincent to Roatan Honduras, then to the shores of Belize. Yuruemein is a Garifuna word which means “homeland”and it is re-enacted in every major community where the Garinagu reside and presents itself as one of Belize’s prominent cultural celebrations.

    Garifuna Settlement Day is celebrated for the entire week including parades, live music, drumming, dancing and prayers. The first landing of the Garifuna is reenacted with boats coming ashore carrying cassava sticks, plantain suckers and sugarcane representing the food the Garifuna people bought with them.

    This is the celebration as we saw it. It’s one of my favorite days I’ve experienced on this planet.

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    24hr Forecast: Mostly sunny skies today and partly cloudy to clear skies tonight with little or no rainfall.

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    Enjoy Garifuna Settlement Day!!!


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    Specials and Events

    Last night's TV news on Channel 7, Channel 5, LOVETV, PGTV, Reef TV, KREM, and CTV 3. Also with the most recent Open Your Eyes, Belize Now, Talk Ah Di Town, and other specials.


    The San Pedro Sun

    SPRCS students shine in Dental Health Week Poster Competition
    On Friday, November 15th, three students of San Pedro Roman Catholic School (SPRCS) were awarded for their excellent poster submissions for Dental Health Week. Alexandra Bejerano, Ryan Ramirez, and Kaitlyn Brown were the stand-out artists from more than 100 poster submissions, all focusing on the 2019 Dental Health Week theme 'Brush, Floss, Be A Boss'. During a short ceremony outside of the Dr. Otto Rodriguez San Pedro PolyClinic II, the winners and their classmates were addressed by Dr. Irma Zuniga, Dentist at the clinic.

    San Pedro Lions Club observes Diabetes Day
    On Thursday, November 14th, Belizeans joined millions around the world in observing World Diabetes Day. San Pedro Town was not the exception, where members of the San Pedro Lions Club held a walk to increase awareness about this disease. The walk started at 6AM from Central Park, heading north through Barrier Reef Drive. The group then went south on Pescador Drive, bearing a banner with the message to beat diabetes together and inviting everyone to get tested. The short walk ended at Central Park, where it started.

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    San Pedro High School Celebrates Belize's Culture
    On Friday, November 15, 2019, San Pedro High School held a fun and educational Cultural Day Exhibit under the theme “Belize and its people integrated through its dance, music, culture and food”. After the official opening remarks by Principal Emil Vasquez, Mrs. Angie Ellis officially introduced the guest speaker Mr. Ravey Vellos. Mr. Vellos addressed the students and staff of San Pedro High with a very interesting and informational speech.

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    Belize Electricity Limited Inaugurates New San Pedro Branch Office
    On Friday, Novemeber 15, 2019, the Belize Electricity Limited (BEL) inaugurated its new San Pedro Branch Office on Pescador Drive. BEL took this opportunity to announce the Company's new strategic direction to expand its offerings to current and new customers. Ms. Sheena Garnett, Sr. Corporate Communications Officer of BEL was the Mistress of Ceremony for the event. After a lovely rendition of the National Anthem by Natalie Arceo and prayer by Father David Mumba of the San Pedro RC Church the welcome address was delivered by Mayor Daniel Guerrero of San Pedro Town.

    Caye Caulker Power Scheduled Outage
    Power outage 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, November 21 to affect entire Caye Caulker Village. BEL to straighten utility pole and conduct maintenance of equipment on the power distribution system in the area.

    BWS Notice for Customers in parts of Belize City: Planned Interruption for November 20, 2019
    Duration: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM. Area to be affected: the area bounded to the South by Freetown Road, to the East by St. Thomas Street and St. Matthews Street, and to the West & North by the Caribbean Sea.

    BTB Kiosks Garifuna Celebrations
    As we prepare to celebrate Garifuna Settlement Day on Nov. 19, BTB's Kiosks hosted their own celebrations this past weekend.

    WOMEN DURING THE CASTE WAR
    MARÍA UICAB, PATRONA DE TULUM:MAYA COMMANDER AND PRIESTESS: María Petrona Uicab was from the middle of 1860 commander and priestess of the rebellious Maya soldiers of the peninsular east. Daughter of a cruzo'ob commander with the surname Uicab, María was one of the main figures of the rebellious Maya Máasewal in the war they waged against the troops of the state of Yucatan and the Mexican federal government. The military commanders of the villages of Chumpón, San Antonio Muyil and Noj Kaaj Santa Cruz obeyed the orders of the priestess, who resided in San Antonio Muyil and was the interpreter of the signs of the Maya crosses that had their sanctuary in the Holy Pueblo Santa Cruz Tulum, ancient Tsama '. A Woman of great charisma, she had a remarkable ability to be obeyed by her followers .

    South Ambergris Caye Neighbourhood Dollar Drive
    Now that tourist season is ramping up, we are attempting to boost our monthly income with dollar drives. Pairs of members station themselves at the beginning of the dirt road by Victoria House and ask passerby's to donate cash to support the SACNW. This requires 1-2 hours, or whatever time you can give, and has been very successful in the past. As well, it heightens awareness of our organization and the fact that it is only due to donations that we are able to have the Patrol keeping watch over our neighborhood.

    San Pedro Town Council Closed Today
    The San Pedro Town Council hereby informs the general public that its offices will be closed on Tuesday, November 19th, 2019 in honor of Garifuna Settlement Day. We will resume to regular working hours on Wednesday, November 20th. We apologize for any inconvenience that this may cause. Happy Garifuna Settlement Day!

    Congratulations to the Ocean Academy Dolphins, players and coaches!
    They defeated the San Pedro Sharks today. These teams face each other again next Monday, November 25 in San Pedro. Come out and support your Dolphins!!!

    Live reenactment of the Garifuna Settlers on Caye Caulker
    The community is Invited to witness the Live reenactment of the Garifuna Settlers that came onto our beautiful land. The route will begin from Charles Rubio's home making its way down to the split then ending off infront of Sports bar. Come out and enjoy the drumming sounds of the culture boys and celebrate this historical day, Starting Tuesday morning at 6:30 AM.

    MINISTRY OF TOURISM HOSTS MUNDO MAYA EUROPEAN PRESS TRIP
    On November 15th and 16th, the Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation hosted European press in efforts to promote the community tourism trail called Holpatin, being developed by the Ministry in the Orange Walk District. The team, which included journalists from Agencia EFE, Nattule, and Periodista Digital are visiting all five countries of the Mundo Maya region as part of a tour organized by the Mundo Maya Organization to promote the community projects that were part of the Regional Maya Community-based Tourism Program. They visited Lamanai, the U Chan Muul Yaax Ka’ax Museum in San Lazaro, and Mr. Susano Blanco’s medicinal trail in August Pine Ridge.

    Belize and Taiwan Sign Project Agreement for the Strengthening of Medical Imaging Services in Belize
    Today, November 18, 2019, the Government of Belize through the Ministry of Health and the Government of the Republic of China (Taiwan) signed a project agreement to improve the Medical Imaging Services in Belize. The project beneficiaries are two regional public hospitals and the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital. The project will increase accessibility to quality and safe imaging services as a means towards achieving universal access to health.

    Join us on Wednesday, November 20th at the Corozal Chapter AGM!
    We cordially invite all members and tourism stakeholders to our upcoming Belize Tourism Industry Association Corozal's Chapter Annual General Meeting to be held Wednesday, November 20th, 2019 at 2:30 p.m. at LAS PALMAS HOTEL. See you all there!

    Garifuna Settlement Day Celebration in Corozal
    We invite you to: Witness the reenactment of the arrival of the Garinagu to the shores of British Honduras in 1802. Parade through Libertad Village, take part in the mass, parade over to the lawn of Reggaeville for a day of cultural performances. Taste the rich Garifuna culture with delicious cuisine on sale. All of this is happening tomorrow November 19th in celebration of Garifuna Settlement Day! If you need a ride over, jump on the free bus which will be leaving from the Corozal House of Culture at 6:30am, returning at 2pm. We wish everyone a happy Garifuna Settlement Day!!

    How to Handle a Cold Front in Belize
    by Hector Silva. WHEN JOE NORTH BEGIN TO SHOW UP, CHRISTMAS DI COME.> - Well last night . his pickney showed up.. In olden days, when the cold fronts began to blow, Belizeans would say. - "Joe North di come, chase the cockroach THEM ". Meaning that the cold season has approached, Get your coats ready. How does Cold Fronts affect Belizeans ? - It is a relief from the hot weather days of the previous months. - Likewise, it is a somewhat indicator that the Hurricane Season IS or HAS come to a close. ( there have been crazy hurricanes in late November. ) BUT very Cold Joe Norths in Belize affect those with old broken limbs, those of old age and if you catch a bad FLU.

    San Pedro BTIA Meeting Nov. 21
    Members and those interested in joining the SP BTIA are invited to join us this Thursday, November 21st.

    Channel 7

    ASP's Allegation: One too Many Cops Cursed For Wasani
    A few months ago Wasani Castro - the son of Minister Edmond Castro - was accused of assaulting a police officer during a cycling race on Regent Street. But, no charges were brought. In 2017, he was also accused of assaulting a police officer, but, again, in that case there were no charges. But, it seems his good luck or good connections have run out - because today the 26 year old Castro was taken to court for just that: assaulting a police officer - and this time it's an Assistant Superintendent.

    Teenager Charged For Murder, Appears in Court With Broken Jaw
    On Friday's news, we told you about the senseless murder of 30-year-old Geovanni Lennan on Welch Street in Belize City. He's the firefighter and athlete who was gunned down and killed while he was heading home from work last week Thursday night. Police said that they caught a young man fleeing the scene of the crime, and over the weekend, they formally arrested and charged him. He's 18-year-old Denver Bevans, a resident of Cemetery Road, who is now facing 1 count of murder, and one count of aggravated assault.

    Home Invaders Stabbed By Son On Crutches Wielding Pickaxe
    Two women were stabbed on Friday afternoon. It happened during a home invasion that took place on Rio Grande Crescent in Belize City. The women 37 year old Elvia Cal and 42 year old Maria Pinto had just returned home from a day's work at Cal's taco stand. It was then that three men who had masked their faces with rags and armed themselves with knives and a firearm entered the yard. The burglars proceeded to enter the house but were unaware that their movements were being observed by Cal's son. Once inside the masked men threatened and attacked the women who screamed in terror. Cal's son was on crutches following a motorcycle accident a week prior. But in that moment he acted quickly grabbing a pick axe and moving, as unbalanced as he was, to swing at the men.

    Delivery Man Shot By Robbers
    A man was shot while sitting in his delivery truck. It happened on Saturday afternoon when 37 year old Issa Nunez accompanied by his son were parked on in front of Bernice York school on St. Thomas Street. At 2:45 they were approached by two men who demanded money. The man who was standing on the passenger side fired a shot into the vehicle which hit Nunez in the thigh. Nunez then sped off to the hospital. Senior Superintendent Romero told us more:

    Handyman Run Over
    71 year old Handy man Rudolph Russell Arnold was killed instantly this afternoon when he was crushed by an 8 wheeler gas truck this afternoon. Our news team was out on the corner of Central American Boulevard and Caesar Ridge Road as the police were processing the live scene. Courtney Weatherburne has more. It was a gory scene at the corner of Central American Boulevard and Caesar Ridge Road as police scooped up what was left of Rudolph Russell Arnold's body. Our information is that Arnold was riding his bicycle toward the Port Authority Compound when he was hit and crushed by this 8 wheeler gas tanker truck.

    Zimbabwean Knocks Down, Kills Cyclist
    A man was killed just outside of Hopkins in a fatal accident shortly before noon on Saturday. 40 year old Steven Olivas was riding his bicycle when a Land Rover rammed into him from behind. Police gave us more details. ACP Joseph Myvette: "On Friday last sometime around 11:40pm Hopkins police were called to an area on the main road just outside Hopkins or south of Hopkins whereupon arrival they observed the motionless body of Steven Olivas 40 years of a Hopkins address and a little further from the body the police observed a blue in color bicycle with extensive damage to the back wheel..."

    Jury Finds Man Guilty of Sex With a Child
    He's currently serving a 5-year prison sentence for child sexual abuse, but today, 41-year-old John Leslie was found guilty of unlawful sexual intercourse by a jury of 9. He stood trial in front of Justice Colin Williams for engaging in sexual relations with an 11-year-old girl. The incident happened between July 1st, and July 31st, of 2016 in Ladyville. The victim, who only 11 at the time, testified that Leslie had intercourse with her sometime in that month. After deliberating for almost 3 hours, the jury of 5 women and 4 men unanimously found him guilty.

    American Man Allegedly Swallows Crack and Bullett to Escape Charges
    We've all heard of crafty ways to destroy incriminating evidence. But, Ian Joseph Smith, a 48-year-old American national residing on Caye Caulker, is being accused of taking it to the next level. Police say that while he was in their custody, he managed to swallow a bullet and a small quantity of cocaine that they caught him with. The incident happened at around 1:00 on Friday, November 15th. Two police officers were on patrol when they met Smith, and found four transparent plastic bags with crack cocaine. They continued to search him, and that's when they found a single, live, 9 millimeter round of a Smith and Wesson brand.

    Dangriga Man Shot In Instep
    Violence in Dangriga is the last thing anyone wants to hear about ahead of Garifuna Settlement Day but here was a shooting in the culture capital over the weekend. 19 year old Alvin Lopez was walking home in the Lakeland area when he was shot to the instep by a man that he reportedly knows. Head of National Crimes Investigation ACP Joseph Myvette told us more today:

    The Big Picture - Training For Medical Imaging Specialists
    Any of us who've dealt with the public healthcare system know how challenging it is to get medical imaging services - like Xray's, "CAT scans" and ultrasounds. But, a new agreement may change that. Today, the Minister of Health and the Government of Taiwan signed a project to improve the Medical Imaging Services in Belize. The 2.1 million US dollar project targets the two regional public hospitals and the KHMH where two physicians will be trained to become radiologists. There will also be training for radiographers and X-Ray technicians. And, the project will be digitizing medical imaging equipment in the three hospitals and the development of a standardized radiological information system.

    Ocelot Found Beheaded, Same Place, Same Fate As Jaguar in May
    Before we get into our next story, we warn you that it has an image of a dead animal which some may find unpleasant. The Forestry Department doesn't know who is responsible for beheading an ocelot whose carcass was found in the Dump area of Toledo. The ocelot - whose pelt somewhat resembles a jaguar - was found in a state of decomposition. The Ocelot is one of the most commonly seen wildcats in Belize but is a threatened species. It is an offence to kill an endangered species. Earlier this year in May, a beaded jaguar was found at the same Dump area. The heads are believed to be used as ornaments.

    Celebrating Preemies
    Yesterday, November 17th was observed as World Prematurity Day. It is set aside to recognize that 15 million babies, or 1 in 10 neonates born every day, will fight for their lives against the many risks they face due to prematurity. The medical professionals at the KHMH's Neonatal Intensive Care Unit chose to observe World Prematurity Day today. They invited the press to stop by and celebrate the many Belizeans who won that fight against prematurity and have gone on to live healthy lives. We stopped by and here's what the manager of the NICU had to say:

    Tourist Dies At Maya Site
    A 58 year old German tourist dropped dead at Lamanai on yesterday. Konrad Karl Burchardt was one of 23 tourists with a German tour guide - on a tour coming out of Guatemala. His tour guide told Orange Walk police that Burchardt was not feeling well and took at seat when he reached the last temple. When he stood up, he collapsed. He had no pulse - and seemed to have died within second.

    Faber Addresses UNESCO General Conference
    Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Education and Culture Patrick Faber today addressed the 40th session of the UNESCO General Conference in Paris, France. He is there among 120 Ministers of Education - and here's a portion of what he said on the General Policy Debate.

    Teenaged Girl Missing, Family Frets
    A Belize City family is extremely concerned for a missing 17 year old girl. Karleisha Johnson's family says that she was last seen on the evening of October 17th at Gwen Lizzaraga High School. A week later Karleisha's mother filed a missing persons report with police.

    DRUMMERS AT MIMI'S
    Tomorrow is the 19th November marking Garifuna Settlement Day, and all over the country, drums will be heard. We heard them in the city today at Mimi's Restaurant where we were reminded of the art and the soul of the drum:

    Keeping Things Clam When The Drums Give Way To Rum
    And while there will be drums, there will also be rum, and that's why police presence will be beefed up nationwide surrounding the celebrations for Garifuna Settlement Day. ACP Joseph Myvette told us that Police will be using the operations from now until the end of the year to show new recruits from the academy how things are done during their on the job training this Holiday Season.

    Yurumei
    We leave you on the eve of this 19th holiday with some clips of the Yurumei ceremony from 2016 in PG and Dangriga - set to the song "Chatoyer" by the Garifuna Collective off their album Aban. The re-enactment of the of the Garinagu arriving to these shores, a scene that will be played out in communities all along the coast of southern and Central Belize tomorrow. Enjoy, and have a great Garifuna Settlement Day - We'll see you back here on Wednesday.

    Channel 5

    An Elderly Stevedore is Killed in Traffic Mishap Near Port
    Road traffic accidents are a major cause of deaths on the roads and highways across the country so much so that the Police Department is now enforcing a number of [...]

    American National charged for fatal RTA in Hopkins
    The second accident was in the south, a Hopkins resident was knocked down and killed by a drunk driver on Friday night. Forty-year-old Steven Olivas was riding his bike in [...]

    Popular Fast Food Vendor Elvia Cal is Stabbed During Home Invasion
    Two women were at home in Belize City when three intruders broke into their Rio Crescent house in Belize City. The ordeal on Friday afternoon has left them traumatized. The [...]

    Belize City Fisherman Charged for the Murder of “Baney” Lennan
    This morning in the courtroom of Chief Magistrate Sharon Frazer, an eighteen-year-old fisherman of Belize City was arraigned for the murder of fireman Jiovanni Lennan.  Appearing before the lower court [...]

    Wasani Castro charged for assaulting a female officer
    In court today, Wasani Castro, the son of the Minister Edmond Castro, appeared before Chief Magistrate Sharon Frazer. The twenty-six year old cyclist is facing charges for assaulting a female [...]

    David Zetina pleads guilty to “Causing Death by Careless Conduct”
    And in the Supreme Court , David Zetina, who pleaded guilty to “Causing Death by Careless Conduct”, will be sentenced on  December thirtieth, 2019 by Justice Marilyn Williams. Zetina knocked [...]

    Belize City Delivery Man Targeted and Shot
    Thirty-seven-year-old Belize City delivery man Issa Nunez is tonight recuperating after an attempt on his life was made on Saturday afternoon. Nunez was shot while inside a parked delivery truck [...]

    Opposition Leader on Barrio el Juda Settlement
    More than thirty Guatemalan families remain not only on the western border but on Belizean territory. These families claim they settled there since the year 2000 illegally squatting on a [...]

    John Briceño Calls on John Saldivar to Resign
    In early 2004, the then P.U.P. administration relocated some thirty families from the area after it was established that they had erected permanent structures in this side of the border. [...]

    Where is the Sarstoon Protocol?
    It has been six months since Belize submitted its notification to the International Court of Justice to have Guatemala’s unfounded claim permanently settled. The I.C.J. referendum was held on May [...]

    Guatemala considering the resettlement of migrants in the Peten Department
    The Washington Post is reporting that the government of Guatemala is considering the resettlement of migrants in the Peten Department which is not too far from the western border of [...]

    Ban Guns says Opposition Leader
    Last week, Commissioner of Police Chester Williams met with about twenty-five registered gun dealers in Belmopan. The meeting focused on proposed measures that would effectively increase gun control. One of those [...]

    Policing measures beefed up during the 19th celebration
    Preparations are well underway to bring in Garifuna Settlement Day. Today, police said that they have beefed up security for the nineteenth holiday. There will be increased presence on the [...]

    Opposition Leader Criticizes GOB’s Decision to Fix LPG Prices
    Late on Friday, the Government announced it was instituting fixed prices for Liquefied Petroleum Gas known as L.P.G.; the prices took effect on Saturday. According to the government, the fix [...]

    Man shot in Dangriga; one person detained
    Also in the crime blotter, a teenager was shot early on Sunday morning in Dangriga. Police say that nineteen-year-old Alvin Lopez was walking in the Lakeland area when another man [...]

    Belize & Taiwan sign 2 Million US dollar project
    This morning Belize and Taiwan signed a project agreement to strengthen the Medical Imaging Services in Belize. The project will benefit three hospitals, and will see improvement in equipment, the [...]

    MOH gets four ambulances and two vehicles
    The Ministry of Health’s fleet also got a much needed boost. The four ambulances and two vehicles will be used to help improve services in the health sector. Minister of [...]

    The Lineup for November 19th is Here!!
    At the Bliss tonight, the grand finale of KTV Latino takes place at 8:30 among a host of other activities. Meanwhile the annual Nineteenth of November festivities also get underway [...]

    The Weekend of Sports with James Adderley
    Good evening, I am James Adderley and this is Sports Monday.   [Highlights of the weekend sporting events...]

    The Reporter

    Midday Traffic Accident, ‘Russell Arnold’ Fatally Injured
    A mid-day traffic accident near the junction of Central American Blvd. and Caesar Ridge Road has claimed the life of a man riding his bicycle. The victim has been identified as handyman Russell Arnold.

    LOVE FM

    Daylight shooting in Belize City
    Two delivery men were shot at on Saturday in two separate incidents; one was hit while the other fortunately escaped injury. The first shooting occurred just before 3pm. 37-year-old Issa Nunez parked his delivery truck, with his son inside, on St Thomas Street, near Twin Supermarket when the crime began unfolding.

    Zimbabwean national charged for fatal road incident in the South
    A weekend traffic incident claimed the life of 40-year-old Stephen Olivas and a Zimbabwean national has been charged in the incident. Assistant Commissioner of Police, Joseph Myvette, spoke of the case in today’s press brief.

    Taiwan donates to Belize’s health sector
    The Republic of China (Taiwan) has donated to Belize’s health sector. Cayo Correspondent Pauline Soberanis Tillett told us more.

    Los Lagos grocery store robbed at gunpoint
    A storekeeper along with three of its patrons were held up at gunpoint last night in Los Lagos Housing community in Ladyville, Belize District. Surveillance footage shows three young men of dark complexion entering the store, one armed with a handgun.

    Muslim Community holds blood drive
    The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community in Belize City held a blood drive on Saturday to assist with the shortage at the bank. It lasted from 8am to about 4pm.

    Rotary Belize get donations of almost 300 wheelchairs
    Rotary Club Belize received a donation of almost 300 wheelchairs from the Chair the Love organization, based in the US. The chairs were handed over in a ceremony at Old Belize on the George Price Highway.

    Castro’s son in Hot Water Again
    26-year-old Wasani Castro, a cyclist and the son of Minister Edmond Castro, found himself in trouble with the law again when he was arraigned before Chief Magistrate Sharon Frazer today. Chief Magistrate Frazer read three charges to Castro namely, using obscene language, assaulting a female police officer, Irma Anderson and resisting arrest.

    San Pedro celebrates Garifuna settlement day
    Activities leading up to Garifuna Settlement Day are taking place all across Belize. On Ambergris Caye, the San Pedro Branch of the National Garifuna Council has been active throughout the month. Our island correspondent has the details.

    Ecumenical Junior College battle of the drums consecutive champions
    The Battle of the Drums competition took place on Saturday in Punta Gorda Town. Toledo Correspondent Paul Mahung brought us the details.

    18-year-old charged for Geovanni Lennan’s Murder
    Police have formally arrested and charged 18-year-old Denver Bevans, a fisherman, for the murder of 30-year-old Geovani Lennan. Charges were levied against the teenager on Saturday and he was taken to court today.

    Mundo Maya European Press Trip
    On November 15 and 16, the Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation hosted the Mundo Maya European press trip. The trip is an attempt to promote the community tourism trail called Holpatin, being developed by the Ministry of Tourism in the Orange Walk District.

    Youths In Punta Gorda Learn About Other Cultures In Belize
    Claver College Extension in Punta Gorda Town recently engaged in a program that showed an appreciation for several cultures found in Belize including the Garinagu. Toledo Correspondent, Paul Mahung has the details.

    Geovani Lennan’s Killer Is Behind Bars
    Police have formally arrested and charged 18-year-old Denver Bevans, a fisherman, for the murder of 30-year-old Geovani Lennan. Charges were levied against the teenager on Saturday and he was taken to court today.

    Toddler Dies After Accident In Custody Of Social Workers
    A four-year-old baby is dead, and her mother blames the social workers that took her away from home. Deriana Ah had been suffering from hydrocephalus, a disease that is presented at birth that causes a fluid buildup in the cavities within the brain.

    Two Women Stabbed After Home Invasion In Belize City
    Two women were stabbed after three men entered their home on Rio Grande Crescent, Belize City. The invasion took place on Friday, November 15 in which Elvia Cal and Maria Pinto were attacked, robbed and stabbed. Senior Superintendent Hilberto Romero spoke on their preliminary findings into the case.

    Elderly Man Crushed By 18 Wheeler Truck
    71-year-old Rudolph Russell Arnold was tragically killed this afternoon on Caesar Ridge Road, Belize City. Preliminary reports state that he was riding his bicycle when he was knocked down by an 18-wheeler truck. Eyewitnesses told Love News that Arnold somehow landed under the truck with his head completely crushed.

    Update On Highway Renovations
    Villagers between Belmopan and San Ignacio Town have cited the works on the new Roaring Creek Bridge and the highway extending west as the cause of recent road traffic incidents. Cayo Correspondent Fem Cruz followed up on these concerns and filed this report.

    Breaking Belize NewsPJ

    American charged for fatal road traffic accident
    American national, Mark Cairns, has been charged in connection with a fatal road traffic accident. […]

    One person detained for shooting of Alvin Lopez
    One man has been detained following the shooting of Alvin Lopez, 19. Lopez told police […]

    Wasani Castro charged with assault of female police officer
    Twenty-six-year-old Wasani Castro, son of Government minister Edmond Castro, is once again in trouble with […]

    Santino Castillo injured in racing accident
    Former Caribbean Shores Area Representative and avid cyclist, Santino Castillo was injured in a racing […]

    Murder reported in Dangriga
    Our newsroom has confirmed a murder in Dangriga tonight. The victim has been identified as […]

    Ministry of Tourism hosts Mundo Maya European Press Trip
    On November 15 and 16, the Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation hosted European press […]

    Vendors stabbed and robbed at home
    Sometime over the weekend three men entered a home in Belize City armed with knifes […]

    John Leslie convicted of unlawful sex with 11-year-old
    John Leslie, 41, faces sentencing on November 26 after being convicted today in the Supreme […]

    Truck driver shot in an attempted robbery
    A truck driver is alive after he was shot in an attempted robbery. He is […]

    Teenager charged in murder of Giovanni Lennan
    Eighteen-year-old Denver Bevans is not only charged with the sensational murder of fireman and basketball star […]

    Ecumenical Junior College wins Battle of the Drum competition again!
    On Saturday the annual Battle of the Drums was held in Punta Gorda, Toledo. After […]

    Belizean arrested for stealing from hotel guest in Monterrey, Mexico
    Mexican news site, Norte.com reports that two men were detained by Monterrey police yesterday for […]

    Music Ambassador Shyne Barrow sponsors Garifuna Settlement Day events throughout the country!
    Ambassador Shyne Barrow, through the Office of the Music Ambassador, is sponsoring Garifuna Settlement Day […]

    Blogs

    Will you be the world’s newest diver?
    According to PADI Instructor and Ambergris Caye based White Sands Dive Shop owner Elbert Greer, completing knowledge development online is different from using the open water book, with the online portion of the course enhanced with audio presentations, graphics and animations as well as interactive assessments with Greer as your virtual instructor. Student divers register for the online class at www.scubalessonsbelize.com, and from that point, Greer can interact with the student via phone, email, or chats depending on the student’s preference. This one-on-one interaction allows Greer to answer questions, provide information about local diving, discuss equipment or address any concerns the novice may have, assuring that they feel comfortable, confident, and well prepared before moving on with their diving certification in Belize.

    Chaya/Maya Spinach
    Throughout the Yucatan, Quintana Roo and Belize, there is a precious green superfood called Chaya, which forms a vital element of Maya-Mestizo cuisine. In Belize, especially for village dwellers, we learned to eat from the bounty of the land. It is customary for a Chaya tree to be a part of any home garden. Fortunately, Chaya practically grows wild, is non-invasive, and grows to be six feet in height. However, there is a specific and proper way it must be prepared. Chaya leaves should never be eaten raw. They contain high levels of a toxin called hydrocyanic acid. They must be cooked for at least 20 minutes and can then be used in soups, sauces, salsas, and even in salads. By far the most popular way to enjoy Chaya is in “tamalitos” or in eggs.

    Salt Life Belize
    The next 2 years are going to be bringing big changes to South Ambergris Caye. Salt Life Belize, located 3.5 South of the San Pedro Airport is bringing a lot of life to this end of the island. Developers have been invested in Belize over the last 30 years and are also the proprietors of the popular island restaurants Casa Picasso and The Black Orchid and in 2019 ventured out to develop a dream that was a long time in the making. With Phase 1 set to open in 2020, excitement surrounding this project is palpable. As this 50-acre project develops, everything a vacationer, retiree or investor could ask for is taking shape: A full-service resort, fly fishing lodge, beach club, townhomes, estate homes, restaurants, bars and more. In other words, ex-pats, visitors and investors can expect to live a good life within this community.

    Belize’s Fishing Calendar
    Thinking of planning a fishing vacation? Why not come to Belize. With the Belize Barrier reef stretching across the coast of Belize, it is a fantastic destination for sports fishing. Up for deep sea fishing, inner reef fishing, spearfishing, or fly fishing….. you name it, it is all possible with great fishing all year round. Despite having fishing year-round, particular times of the year you have better luck of catching certain species. Take a look at the fishing calendar for the different species of fish.

    Videos

  • San Pedro Garifuna Drumming Celebration, 21min.

  • San Pedro Garifuna Drumming Celebration 2, 6min.

  • San Pedro Garifuna Drumming Celebration 3, 3min.

  • Diving Belize, 30min. iving the Paradise Canyons in the Belize barrier reef system off the coast of San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize. Filmed November 2019 with a GoPro Hero 7 Black, and edited in iMovie.

  • KTV Latino Season 4, 2hr.

  • Grace - Flava With A Beat - Party With Food, 28min.

  • Open Your Eyes 11th Anniversary, 38min. Today OYE celebrated its 11th anniversary with a birthday party! There was food and drinks and cake and ice cream and music from No Fear DJs. Thanks to all those who were a part of our day and shared in this celebration and making this day special!

  • Lersi Garifunaduau - Garifuna Drumming / Singing Segment, 24min. Adept Norberto Tillett - Lersi Garifunaduau

  • Punta Gorda 18th Night, 37min.

  • Punta Gorda 18th Night 2, 13min.

  • BEL: We welcome customers on San Pedro to our new Branch Office!, 1min.

  • Roger Guenveur on new films "My Father Belize", Spike Lee dir. "Rodney King", and more., 10min.

  • San Pedro, Belize 2019, 5min. Here is our highlight reel from our amazing trip to san pedro, belize!

  • Belize Hamanasi 2019, 23min. Dive Vacation to Hamanasi Eco Resort October 2019

  • Rio on pools - Belize, 1min.

  • MISS UNIVERSE BELIZE 2019 TALKS PREPARATIONS FOR UPCOMING MISS UNIVERSE PAGEANT, 4.5min.

  • Drums - competition and show . ( peini, punta gorda , Belize) Garifuna nuguya 2019, 5min.

  • Destinee Arnold on the road to the Miss Universe pageant, 4min. D Excellent interview and a true ambassador for Belize!
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    Ambergris Caye
    Yesterday at 12:27 PM
    Members and those interested in joining the SP BTIA are invited to join us this Thursday, November 21st.

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    Weather
    Yesterday at 12:25 PM
    by Hector Silva

    WHEN JOE NORTH BEGIN TO SHOW UP, CHRISTMAS DI COME.> - Well last night . his pickney showed up..

    In olden days, when the cold fronts began to blow, Belizeans would say. - "Joe North di come, chase the cockroach THEM ".

    Meaning that the cold season has approached, Get your coats ready.

    How does Cold Fronts affect Belizeans ? - It is a relief from the hot weather days of the previous months. -

    Likewise, it is a somewhat indicator that the Hurricane Season IS or HAS come to a close. ( there have been crazy hurricanes in late November. )

    BUT very Cold Joe Norths in Belize affect those with old broken limbs, those of old age and if you catch a bad FLU.

    WILL STRONG COLD FRONTS AFFECT VEGETATION AND ANIMALS ?

    Oh yes ! - -A cold front, especially a DRY COLD front, greatly affects the pasture for the animals. - It also affects blossoming trees like Mango Trees. - It burns the blossom.

    A WARNING.- This last 2019 devastating DRY, combined with the coming DRY COLD FRONTS can be dangerous to crops.

    And if the roaches don't allow you, with your warm shirt, or coat, you are in big trouble,

    I always remember in my home village, when there was a very COLD NIGHT, our teacher would send us to check, especially the old folks and the sick.

    MY BEST NECDOTE. - In olden days, flannel cloth was one of the best shield for cold. - - Heavy coats was out of the reach of the average person.

    BUT I AM PROUD TO STATE that the best defense against any cold was, - A 200 POUNDS, BLUE SEAM CROCUS BAG, well washed in the river, or rumpled news paper under your clothes. - ( ask your granny, )
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    Yesterday at 12:14 PM
    Tuesday November 19th, 2019 is a Public and Bank Holiday to observe and celebrate Garifuna Settlement Day. Acrylic painting on canvas by Papo Alamilla.

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    News
    Yesterday at 12:08 PM
    Today, November 18, 2019, the Government of Belize through the Ministry of Health and the Government of the Republic of China (Taiwan) signed a project agreement to improve the Medical Imaging Services in Belize.

    The project beneficiaries are two regional public hospitals and the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital. The project will increase accessibility to quality and safe imaging services as a means towards achieving universal access to health.

    The project is aimed at strengthening human resources for health capacity in radiology by training two physicians to become radiologists and training for radiographers and X-Ray technicians in quality assurance and safety practices in radiology. Also, the project will be digitizing medical imaging equipment in the three public hospitals and the development of a standardized radiological information system.

    The project is funded through a partnership grant. The total estimated cost of the project is US$2,155,238, with US$2,077,624 from the Government of the Republic of China (Taiwan) as well as the Far Eastern Memorial Hospital and US$77,614 from the Government of Belize. The Taiwan International Cooperation and Development Fund (TaiwanICDF) will be the implementing agency for this project.

    The Government of Belize continues its collaborative partnership with the Government of the Republic of China (Taiwan), the Far Eastern Memorial Hospital and the TaiwanICDF in strengthening the healthcare system in Belize.

    Minister of Health, Hon. Pablo Marin signed on behalf of the Government of Belize and H.E. Remus Li-Kuo Chen, Ambassador of Taiwan to Belize, signed on behalf of the Government of the Republic of China (Taiwan).
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    Yesterday at 11:51 AM
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    The Battle of the Drums competition took place on Saturday in Punta Gorda Town. Toledo Correspondent Paul Mahung brought us the details.



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    Caye Caulker
    Yesterday at 11:16 AM
    The community is Invited to witness the Live reenactment of the Garifuna Settlers that came onto our beautiful land. The route will begin from Charles Rubio's home making its way down to the split then ending off in front of Sports bar.

    Come out and enjoy the drumming sounds of the culture boys and celebrate this historical day, Starting Tuesday morning at 6:30 AM.

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    Sports
    Yesterday at 11:11 AM


    Congratulations to the Ocean Academy Dolphins, players and coaches! They defeated the San Pedro Sharks today. These teams face each other again next Monday, November 25 in San Pedro.

    Click photos for more pictures!

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    Neighbourhood Watch
    Yesterday at 10:52 AM
    Dollar Drive

    Now that tourist season is ramping up, we are attempting to boost our monthly income with dollar drives. Pairs of members station themselves at the beginning of the dirt road by Victoria House and ask passerby's to donate cash to support the SACNW. This requires 1-2 hours, or whatever time you can give, and has been very successful in the past. As well, it heightens awareness of our organization and the fact that it is only due to donations that we are able to have the Patrol keeping watch over our neighborhood.

    Times are 11 am and 3 pm with scheduled dates over the next two weeks of Saturday 11/23, Tuesday 11/26, and Saturday 11/30.

    Please pitch in on this volunteer effort to help make it a success.

    You may contact Susan Watts at 634-5678 or by Facebook messenger.

    Thank-you!
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    Weather
    11/18/19 05:11 PM
    Present Condition: Sunny
    24hr Forecast: Variably cloudy, cool and dry weather.

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    Caye Caulker
    11/18/19 05:02 PM
    Power outage 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, November 21 to affect entire Caye Caulker Village. BEL to straighten utility pole and conduct maintenance of equipment on the power distribution system in the area.
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    11/18/19 12:49 PM


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    Click for our Daily Tropical Weather Report.

    Specials and Events

    Last night's TV news on Channel 7, Channel 5, LOVETV, PGTV, Reef TV, KREM, and CTV 3. Also with the most recent Open Your Eyes, Belize Now, Talk Ah Di Town, and other specials.


    The San Pedro Sun

    Wolfe’s Woofer: Tell the Truth
    Mario said, “I miss Vernon since Yolanda won’t let him go night fishing with us anymore.” The snappers were running and Mario and I had been fishing down by the bridge since dark. By nine o’clock we had a nice catch that we were cleaning on the concrete seawall. “Speak of the devil,” I said, “and there he is. Hey, Vernon.” “Hey, Mr. Dennis,” Vernon said. “I was hoping to find you here. I want to catch a ride home.”

    NEBL set to tip off in January 2020, San Pedro Tiger Sharks ready to defend their title!
    Basketball aficionados can look forward to another exciting season of the National Elite Basketball League (NEBL) Tournament set for January 18, 2020. The first game of the season will be between the 2019 defending Champions San Pedro Tiger Sharks and Belize City Defenders at the Angel Nuñuez Auditorium commencing at 9PM. The 2020 season will see a new team hailing from Punta Gorda Town, Toledo. The Punta Gorda Panthers will join the seven other teams (San Pedro Tiger Sharks, Verdes, Belize City Defenders, Belize Hurricanes, Belmopan Bandits, Orange Walk Running Rebels, and Dangriga Dream Ballers), who are gearing up for the competition.

    Doctor Love: Desperate Mom
    Dear Doctor Love, I am really worried about my fourteen-year-old daughters’ reaction to this uproar about climate change. She has always been sensitive and her focus on various ideals can border on obsessive, but she is making herself sick over this issue. She is very well read on the movement with that Swedish girl and when I try to calm her down, she argues with me and says I don’t care and am uneducated on the topic. I want to help her, but I don’t know how. If I try to reassure her or tell her she is over-reacting, she fires back with all this stuff about global warming, melting Artic ice and habitat loss. How do I make my little girl feel safe and secure and hopeful for her future?

    Various Belizean Sources

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    Casa Picasso & Black Orchid Restaurant Partner Up!
    Casa Picasso & Black Orchid Restaurant have Partnered to bring you Air Conditioned Fine Dining in Unique Settings. Hope you can join us soon. Tuesday through Saturday Happy Hour Afternoons with Dinner Service at 5p. Reservations Recommended at 226-4443.

    Missing person in Corozal
    The Belize Police Department is seeking the assistance of the general public in identifying this female. She was found in Corozal Town and gives her name as Antolina Chan 68-year-old, Belizean, of San Ignacio. Kindly call 911 or 922 if you can assist with identification.

    BEL services and payment options on San Pedro, Ambergris Caye

    Your Invitation to Celebrate Garifuna Settlement Day in the Corozal District
    The National Institute of Culture and History (NICH), through the Museum of Belize and the Corozal House of Culture, and in collaboration with the National Garifuna Council - Libertad Branch is pleased to invite you to celebrate Garifuna Settlement Day in Corozal. We are offering community members a free excursion to Libertad Village to witness the Yurumein (reenactment of the arrival of the Garifuna to Belize's shores). This will be followed by a Mass and celebrations including cultural performances with delicious Garifuna cuisine available for purchase.

    The Winners of the 2019 Belize International Film Festival are…
    The National Institute of Culture and History, through the Institute of Creative Arts and the Film and Media Arts Unit, held the Closing Awards Ceremony for the 14th Edition of the Belize International Film Festival’s Awards on Sunday, 10th November at the Bliss Center for the Performing Arts. The event was hosted by Mr. William Neal and filled with engaging performances by the National Youth Orchestra of Belize. Awards were presented by Chris Pack, Natalie Thompson and Daryl “Chill” Mitchell, the Jurors, to the Winners in the Feature Narrative, Feature Documentary, Short Documentary, Short Film, Belizean Short Film, Branded Entertainment and Music Video categories.

    The Reporter

    Proposal Made for Fewer Bullets for Gun-holders
    Persons who hold gun licenses may very likely not be allowed to legally purchase as many bullets as before. This comes as a result of a new proposal which the Ministry of National Security has made for amendments to the Firearms Act.

    Police Make Arrest For Murder Of Jiovanni Lennan
    Denver Bevans, 18, a fisherman was arrested and charged on Saturday for the murder of firefighter, Jiovanni Lennan. Lennan was shot multiple times as he came out his girlfriend’s house on Welch Street on Thursday night.

    Deliveryman Shot In Belize City
    Delivery man, Issa Nunez, 37, of Curl Thompson Street, Belize City is in a stable condition with a gunshot wound to the right thigh after one of two thieves tried to rob him. The incident happened around 2:30 on Saturday afternoon while Nunez and his son were sitting inside his parked vehicle on St Thomas Street in front of Bernice Yorke School.

    Orange Walk Salesman Targeted in Old Capital
    A salesman of the Orange Walk District narrowly escaped injury when his delivery truck was shot at on Saturday evening in Belize City. Jesus Cuellar, 25, who resides on Delta Street in Orange Walk was reportedly delivering ice at New Hope Store on Baymen Avenue in Belize City around 5:20 p.m., when a youth arrived on a motorcycle and fired several shots.

    Broad Daylight Home Invasion!
    Two women are receiving treatment and are in stable condition at the KHMH after they were attacked and wounded yesterday afternoon in a home invasion in Belize City. The incident at #36 Rio Grande Crescent sometime around 1:30 p.m., left Elvia Cal, 37, and Maria Pinto, 42, with stab wounds.

    Tit For Tat !
    By: Dr. Abigail Joseph - Belize is considered a culturally diverse country. We are ALL different in our own way. We think differently, we see things from different angles and we interpret the same things differently. Imagine going to an art gallery.

    Traffic Accident In The South Claims Life
    A man was knocked down and killed late last night in Hopkins Village, Stann Creek. The incident happened around 11:00 p.m., one mile south of the village, and claimed the life of Stephen Olivas, 40, of Hopkins.

    Decapitated Wildcat Is An Ocelot
    We’ve confirmed with a Forestry Officer that the animal whose headless body was discovered this morning on the outskirts of Punta Gorda is that of an Ocelot, which is a smaller wild cat than the Jaguar.

    Breaking Belize NewsPJ

    The dream is over – Jaguars slip to 3-2 defeat
    The Jaguars fought bravely, but slipped to a 3-2 defeat to Grenada, destiny slipping out […]

    Top 5 Reasons to Invest in Belize Real Estate in 2020
    A recent New York Times article pointed out that Belize remains a strong favorite among retirees, expatriates and those looking […]

    Jaguars are in Grenada – aiming for a big W in final Nations League match
    Denied an opportunity to qualify earlier this year for the 2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup, the […]

    US national charged for manslaughter by negligence
    Picture: Stephen Olivas US National, Mark Cairns, 57 has been formally charged for manslaughter by […]

    Lost elderly woman identified as mental health patient from San Ignacio
    BBN has confirmed that the elderly woman seen at the Corozal bus terminal this morning […]

    Two women stabbed during a home invasion
    Two women were stabbed during a home invasion in Belize City. Police say that Elvia […]

    Armed robbers target delivery man
    Authorities are investigating an armed robbery that occured yesterday afternoon in Belize City. Delivery man […]

    Alvin Lopez shot in Dangriga
    Police are investigating a shooting incident that occured this morning in Dangriga. According to reports, […]

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    Blogs

    CTGA in Mountain Pine Ridge
    Yesterday, members of the Cayo Tour Guide Association visited the Mountain Pine Ridge where we repaired and resurfaced the access trail to some of the most popular destinations in the area: the Rio On Pools and Rio Frio Cave. We all boarded Mr. Jorge De Leon’s Jungle buggy, a Toyota SR5 pickup, modified with seats to carry tourists into the jungle this in its self is an interesting experience and a different way of touring the jungle. It certainly lacks the air conditioning that we are all now accustomed to but this puts the rider closer to nature.

    COLD FRONT! Blissful Cooler Breezes Bring Temps into Low 70s on Ambergris Caye
    It was a very very hot summer on Ambergris Caye. But this week, the winds shifted…and we are currently enjoying our first real cold front. COLD FRONT! TOGETHER WEATHER! CHRISTMAS TIME! The time of year when the wind blows from the north, humidity dips below 90 percent (HELLO GOOD HAIR!) and locals bundle up as if it is going to snow. I digress…as usual. My main point is…the weather is beautiful and feel gorgeous. I walked outside in a full-blown sweatsuit this morning. Overkill perhaps…but it kept the mosquitos at bay.

    Woodcutters of British Honduras
    During the 16 and 1700’s explorers and conquistadors from Spain and England were colonizing the “New World” in search of wealth and territories for their monarchs. The lure of Belize was the riches of its interior, proximity to the American colonies, the familiar English language, and most importantly access to the Caribbean Sea. Groups of settlers came from England in search of the logwood, which they found in abundance along the banks of the old Belize River, and later, along the banks of the New River in the north.

    Art Talk
    Dust off your Art History books and take out those paintbrushes and canvas. Art has a pulse and it’s beating strong in Belize. Take a walk to the historic Museum of Belize and you’ll be pleased to see the amazing artworks Belize has to offer. “The River of Art Flows Everywhere”, by Yaoling Lee is just the latest art exhibit to hit the museum. The exhibit is a study in working from life and brings with it a captivating lesson in art for its audience as well. The exhibit features over 63 art pieces from Yaoling that centres on the study of Oil Paintings, Watercolour, Plein Air, and Charcoal.

    Videos

  • Quash, 2.5min. Saw a big band of quash yesterday just before sunset. I only got the last 1/3 on film. I’m guessing 50 +/-

  • Walkabout Punta Gorda, Belize 2019, 8min. “In family life, love is the oil that eases friction, the cement that binds closer together, and the music that brings harmony.” in this mi familia video I explore mi esposa's Belizean culture as we go on a walkabout in Punta Gorda, her home village. At the end of the day, a loving family should find everything forgivable. Salud

  • Skydiving Into the Blue Hole in Belize, 3min. One of the most incredible experiences of my entire life!

  • Scuba Diving in Belize with Belize Aggressor III, 7.5min.

  • Belize 2000, 73min. October 2000 dive trip to Ambergris Caye, Belize with the Gulf Coast Party Pirates

  • Belize Trip, 9min.
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    11/18/19 12:14 PM
    Belize finished third behind French Guiana, and now prepares for next year’s World Cup qualifiers starting in September.
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    NEBL set to tip off in January 2020, San Pedro Tiger Sharks ready to defend their title!

    Basketball aficionados can look forward to another exciting season of the National Elite Basketball League (NEBL) Tournament set for January 18, 2020. The first game of the season will be between the 2019 defending Champions San Pedro Tiger Sharks and Belize City Defenders at the Angel Nuñuez Auditorium commencing at 9PM. The 2020 season will see a new team hailing from Punta Gorda Town, Toledo. The Punta Gorda Panthers will join the seven other teams (San Pedro Tiger Sharks, Verdes, Belize City Defenders, Belize Hurricanes, Belmopan Bandits, Orange Walk Running Rebels, and Dangriga Dream Ballers), who are gearing up for the competition.

    The NEBL shared a significant new regulation/change that will apply to the upcoming season. The Belizean-American label has been removed and all Belizean players will be treated with the same conditions and there will be no restrictions on the number of Belizean-American players per team. Another change will see every team being allowed to have two foreign players expanding the foreign based players. According to NEBL, this is in alignment with their vision for the league’s growth, projecting that the level of competition will increase. They also anticipate that such new mechanisms will attract more fans during the games.

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