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Yesterday at 09:11 PM
Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays 12 midnight to 4am.

Sundays to Wednesdays 10pm til 4am

Effective Monday June 14, 2021

Every minor shall be and remain within the confines of a private property within the hours of 6pm until 4am of the following morning.
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Weather
Yesterday at 08:52 PM
New swellup developing over the mountains.

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Food & Recipes
Yesterday at 06:10 PM
CIBCL SETS RECORD STRAIGHT ON PRICE GOUGING OF ITS POPULAR MINE BEER

"Good Night Belize. Good Night Belizeans. We at CIB have received multiple complaints that "The Belizeans' Favorite" beer - Mine Beer is being sold for more than the recommended $2 per unit.

We at CIBCL would like to inform our customers that you should not pay more than $2 per beer at retailers. The wholesale price of Mine Beer should not exceed $40 per crate. These prices do not include the deposit which is .25 per bottle and $5 per crate.

We urge our faithful customers to please retain your receipts if you pay more than the above recommended prices and call in to our complaints number at 322-1198. Please tell us which retailer and wholesaler is violating the recommended prices so we can take steps to correct the infractions.

CIB remains committed to bringing the best quality products at affordable prices. We would also like to thank you for your preference.

Thank You!!!

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Nature
Yesterday at 06:08 PM
Report from the Rivera Maya in Mexico (just to our north) – they have a color coded alert system and report removal in tons.

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As of June 9

An article out of Miami about the excess Nitrogen gas levels registered
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Gone but not forgotten
Yesterday at 05:43 PM
State Funeral of Superintendent Henry Jemmott



The Belize Police Department, says its final goodbye on the "King" Henry Jemmott, Supt of Police. You are gone "King", but you will never be forgotten by those you loved, and those that loved you.
Sleep on for we will meet again.
RIP

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Specials & Events
Yesterday at 11:30 AM
Great & Exciting News for Tour Guides, Tour Operator's, Resort's, & General Public.

Basic Life Support: Cardiopulmonary Resucitation & First Aid Training Course Happening on Saturday Jun 19, 2021 from 10:00 Am to 10:00 PM at the Lion's Den infront of Manely's Ice Cream on Barrier Reef Drive.

We will be Having 2 Sessions one starting at 10:00 Am and the other Starting at 6:00 PM, please feel free to contact us and let us know which class fits ur Schedule, limited spaces Available on each Class.

We are certified & Vetted by the Belize Tourism Board.

Remember Doing all the Components of the Training is Vital as is having all the equipment & Supplies to teach Students, all of this is important for you to learn and be prepared to Save a Life, we as Students must ensure that our Instructors are Fully Prepared, do not settle for Less.

Our Company the Oxygen Safety & Training Services have invested heavily in our Equipment, Supplies & Materials to be able to offer the Best Training to our Valued Students as seen in our Photos & Videos....

If you are interested in becoming certified, please feel free to contact us at anytime.

Abner Bacab
Medical First Responder
BLS, CPR & FA Instructor
Cell: 615 2998
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Specials & Events
Yesterday at 10:58 AM
Next Week's Events - Sunday June 13 - Saturday June 19

*All activities we share are ones where COVID safety protocols are expected. Please PM us or comment below if you have one to add or see one that has changed. Pools open to the public/yoga classes are listed at the bottom.
***Double check events/times on the business's Facebook pages, as many businesses are getting back on their feet and may have last minute changes (also weather/changing curfew etc., can change timing) Curfew is currently 10pm Mon-Thurs and 12am Thurs-Sun.

Sunday

North of Bridge:

---BIG Secret Beach Day!
---Brunch at Marbucks Coffee House; evening outdoor movie, games, music, food trucks at Truck Stop
---PUR Boutique Cabanas & Taco Bar - BBQ Sundays w/ live music - Melody Man 12-3
---303 Belize - Live Music (check FB) and Happy Hour 3-5pm

In Town:

---Palapa Bar and Grill - Sports on TV/Music/Swim/BBQ/Tubes in the sea
---Lagoona Bar & Grill - Sunday Fun Day
---Brunch at Nauti Crab
---Estel's - Live Music 12pm
****also check out Sandy Toes right in the area for beachfront music, along with Wayo's, Losers & Sand Bar for heart of action fun

South of Town:

---Someplace South CafeBar - Live Music Sundays, 4:30-7:30pm
---TOAST Seaside Boozery & Grill - (Daily Happy Hour 2-5pm, Rum 2 for $5) Live Music 6-9pm
---Amber Beach Bar - Live Music 6-9pm (check FB page for details)
---Alaia - Sangria Sunday Funday 2-5pm (check FB page to confirm)
Across the Lagoon (pickup 3 docks down from Corozal Ferry)
---Coconut Cafe - Live Music/Pool Party 12-5pm

Monday

North of Bridge:

---Coco Loco's Beach Bar - 2pm Cribbage
---PUR Boutique Cabanas - Daily 3-5pm Happy Hour - 1/2 off Sauza Margaritas & Local Rum - 18+ only - Swim-Up Pool Bar

In Town:

---Nauti Crab - Guitar Jam 12pm, Island Vibez 5-8pm
---Gypsy - Martini Monday $8 craft martinis
---Palapa Bar - Coconut Trio 5-8pm
---YOLO - Snorkel & Caye Caulker Cruise (check FB page to confirm)

South of Town:

---AJ's Sports Bar - Live Saxophone Music
---Playa de Sala - Wine Flight Mondays
---Amber Beach Bar - Pool Music and Karaoke - 2pm (check FB page for details)

Tuesday

North of Bridge:

---Crocs - Jam Night 5pm
---Dog House Sports Lounge - Euchre Tournament 1pm
---Mambo at Matachica -- Taco Tuesday
---Stellas Sunset - Tuesday Tunes 4pm
---Moon Bar - Paint N Splash 12pm (only on 2nd Tues every month)

In Town:

---Nauti Crab - Crab Races 6pm
---Gypsy - Live Music and Taco Tuesday $10bzd chicken taco plates
---YOLO - Snorkel & Chill Cruise (check FB page to confirm)

Wednesday

North of Bridge:

---Truck Stop - Games, Music, Food Trucks
---PUR Boutique Cabanas - 3-5pm Happy Hour - 1/2 off Sauza Margaritas & Local Rum - 18+ only - Swim-Up Pool Bar
---Crocs - Live Music at 5pm - Dennis Wolf
---303 Belize - Live Music (check FB) and Happy Hour 3-5pm

In Town:

---Gypsy - Ladies Night - old school $5 sangrias, $8 special martinis and 1/2 off tapas
---Nauti Crab - 5pm Bingo
---Palapa Bar - 2pm Cribbage, Live Music (check FB page)
---Lagoona - Ladies Night 6pm
---Wayo's - Live Music (see FB page)

South of Town:

---TOAST Seaside Boozery & Grill - (Daily Happy Hour 2-5pm, Rum 2 for $5), Live Music 6-9pm
Across the Lagoon (pickup 3 docks down from Corozal Ferry)
---Coconut Cafe - Live Music 5:30pm

Thursday

North of Bridge:

---The Truck Stop - Trivia Night
---Marbucks Coffee House - Wine Down Event
---303 Belize - Live Music (check FB) and Happy Hour 3-5pm

In Town:

---World-Famous Chicken Drop at Wahoo's
---Palapa Bar - Swim/Sports/Music/Tube in the sea afternoon
---Nauti Crab - Paint N Splash 2pm
---Lagoona Bar & Grill - Ladies Night, DJ, 7:30-11:30pm
---YOLO - Karaoke Cruise (check FB page to confirm)

South of Town:

---AJ's Sports Bar Live Music
---TOAST Seaside Boozery & Grill - (Daily Happy Hour 2-5pm, Rum 2 for $5), Live Music 6-9pm
---Playa De Sala - Melody Man/Live Music afternoons
---Someplace South CafeBar - Live Music/Coconut Trio 5-8pm
---Black & White Garifuna Restaurant - 6:30pm live Garifuna dance and drumming (see FB page to confirm day of week/reservations)

Friday

North of Bridge:

---Dog House Sports Lounge - Cribbage 1pm
---Mangata Villas - Drive-In Movie 7pm
---PUR Boutique Cabanas - 3-5pm Happy Hour - 1/2 off Sauza Margaritas & Local Rum - 18+ only - Swim-Up Pool Bar
---Truck Stop - 7pm Cornhole Tourney
---303 Belize - Live Music (check FB) and Happy Hour 3-5pm
---Name that Tune 6pm (location changes weekly)

In Town:

---Palapa Bar - Swim/Sports/Music/Tube in the sea - Live Music 5pm
---Gypsy - DJ and $5 sangria
---Nauti Crab - Trivioke (trivia/karaoke) 6pm
---Wayo's - DJ 6-10pm
---Sandy Toes - Live music afternoon/DJ evening
---Lagoona Bar & Grill - Karaoke 4pm
---YOLO - Sunset Cruise (check FB page to confirm)

South of Town:

---Playa De Sala - $5 Fridays with $5 Lobster Sliders, some $5 drinks and a $5 raffle ticket
---Someplace South CafeBar - Steak Night Fridays 5-8pm
---Amber Beach Bar - Live Music/Coconut Trio 6-9pm
---TOAST Seaside Boozery & Grill - (Daily Happy Hour 2-5pm, Rum 2 for $5), Live Music 6-9pm

Saturday

North of Bridge:

---Truck Stop - Outdoor Movie, Live Music, Food Trucks
---2nd Biggest Secret Beach Day (Sunday is busiest)
---PUR Boutique Cabanas - 3-5pm 18+ Happy hour, swim up pool bar
---Crocs - Live Music Coconut Trio 5pm
---303 Belize - Live Music (check FB) and Happy Hour 3-5pm

In Town:

***check out Sandy Toes, Nauti Crab, Wayo's, Losers, Sand Bar, Gill-E's, and Palapa Bar for heart of the action fun on the sea
---Gypsy - tapas and DJ Saturday
---Wahoos - Karaoke 4-9pm
---Lagoona Bar and Grill - DJ 5-9:45pm

South of Town:

---AMBER Beach Bar - Live Music(check FB page to verify) 6-9pm
---TOAST Seaside Boozery & Grill - (Daily Happy Hour 2-5pm, Rum 2 for $5), Live Music 6-9pm

Pools open to public...

North of Bridge:

---PUR Boutique Cabanas & Taco Bar - Daily Happy Hour, 3-5pm, 18+ Only
---The Truck Stop - Open W-Su - Family Friendly
---Ak'bol Yoga - beach/restaurant/pool open daily 7-5pm
---White Sands Cove - Family Friendly, Sunday Volleyball
---Coco Locos - just north of bridge
---Mangata Villas - Moon Bar - 6.5 miles north, 16+ only

In Town:

---Sandbar Beachfront Hostel and Restaurant
---Nauti Crab - 18+ Only

South of Town:

---Playa De Sala - 18+ Only
---Amber Beach Bar - at Caribbean Villas
---Mahogany Bay Resort
Across the Lagoon (pickup 3 docks down from Corozal Ferry)
---Coconut Cafe - 7 days/week

Yoga Classes
North of bridge
Ak'bol - Tues & Thurs 9am, Sundays 10am
In Town
Phoenix/Sol Spa - Tues & Thurs 8:45am, Saturday 10am
South of town
Zen Yoga - Mon-Fri 8:45am Vinyasa, Mon & Wed 10am Hatha, Fri 10am Restorative
Mahogany Bay/Balance Spa - Aerial yoga Mon & Fri 9am, Wed 5pm (confirm on FB)
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Specials & Events
Yesterday at 10:48 AM
The Theme and Logo Competition for the 2021 September Celebrations is accepting submissions through June 25th.

In commemoration of the 40th anniversary of Belize's Independence and the 223rd Anniversary of the Battle of St. George's Caye, the National Celebrations Commission announces the 2021 Theme Competition and the Logo Design Competition!

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Caye Caulker
Yesterday at 10:45 AM
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Please ensure that you comment the name of the father under the original post on the Caye Caulker Village Council Facebook page. We close nomination on June 18th, 2021 at 12:00 noon. The father's must be living on the island and may be questioned for verification. Be sure to watch and to see if your father was a winner.

Here is the link to the Facebook post you should make a comment under:
https://www.facebook.com/TeamCayeCaulker/photos/a.1715396992044048/2913163025600766/
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News
Yesterday at 10:33 AM

The upper management of the KHMH has been decimated in just a few days - and, tonight, there is some concern in the medical community about the leadership of Belize's national referral hospital.

7News has confirmed that the KHMH Board of Directors voted this week not to renew the contract of CEO Michelle Cox Hoare. That contract expired at the end of this month. As of this evening, she has gone on leave and will not return. So, today was her last day, leaving the hospital without a substantive CEO tonight.

But, that wasn't the only contract the board decided not to renew. They also did not renew the Director of Nursing, matron Charlene Banks's contract. She's been at the hospital for decades, but now she will leave - in July. The decision is notable in view of the current nursing shortage. And, as the most senior administrative staff - Banks would also now likely be expected to hold over as CEO - even though she's also on the way out.

And the executive axe also came down on Candice Miller, the Director of Human Resources. The board also refused to renew her contract which expires in August.

And, somewhere in the middle of all this, the recently hired Financial Controller Mike Thomas - chose to resign. So, the hospital's upper management has been basically wiped out, with only one senior manager still remaining on staff beyond the summer.

It may look pretty dire, but today Courtney Menzies spoke via Zoom with the Chairman of the Board and he said that it's really just a process of institutional renewal:

Dr. Andre Sosa, Chairman, KHMH Board
"Really it's not a crisis as you might imagine. The fact is that a number of contracts come up for renewal; the CEO for June, the nursing director for July and the human resources director for August. The board has made a determination that all contracts particularly middle and upper management level will now need to be advertised and that in no way means that there is any dissatisfaction with any particular director, but rather as a common policy that is how it needs to be done going forward. The purpose of that is to ensure that the very best candidates will get the job."

Reporter
"But is this an opportune time to be changing such positions such as the CEO and the nursing director, considering we are still in the middle of a pandemic and still dealing with covid?"

Dr. Andre Sosa, Chairman, KHMH Board
"I am very much conscious of that, particularly because I come from a clinical background and certainly any decision that is made has to be well balance so as to avoid destabilizing the hospital. I am very sensitive to that and in my role as the chairman I would do my best to ensure that that does not happen."

Reporter
"But these contracts are ending in the upcoming months - this month and you say July and August. Shouldn't these posts have been advertised months before so that somebody could have started training to meet these standards?"

Dr. Andre Sosa, Chairman, KHMH Board
"Certainly, there is a valid point there. However, either you are able to do the job or not. So, anybody who fills these positions will have to come with their requisite knowledge and experience, because your point is well taken - this is not a time for anyone to be learning on the job and I share that view as well."

Reporter
"But the case of the CEO whose leaving like right now, shouldn't there have been somebody already hired so there is not that period of time without a CEO, it could just seamlessly just transition to somebody else."

Dr. Andre Sosa, Chairman, KHMH Board
"It's been a process; the board is relatively new. That's not an excuse, but it's been a process. Having said that, there are people already working within the institution who are ably capable of holding over until such time as a decision is made as to the position of CEO."

We honed in on the nurse shortage as well, asking the chairman if it was necessary to remove the Nursing Director in the midst of a nurse shortage. He explained that she will be considered along with other candidates.

Dr. Andre Sosa, Chairman, KHMH Board
"Certainly, there are shortages of nurses in the country. That's a given and that's an issue I've raised in the last few months trying to raise awareness for that. Having said that, we do have a cadre of excellent professional nurses and what we are looking to do is to ensure that from that group of nurses that are available that we pick, the very best, which is not to say that we won't necessarily be hiring the same nursing director, but the board feels that it needs to have the opportunity to interview all those candidates who are available so to satisfy for themselves that they have the very best candidate to do the job."

The Chairman said that the financial controller did not list his reasons for his resignation, and that his post will be advertised as well.

The new acting CEO will be announced on Monday.

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News
Yesterday at 10:22 AM
Friday's update from the Ministry Of Health and Wellness

14 New Confirmed Cases
3 New Recoveries
0 New Deaths Reported



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Travel
Yesterday at 10:17 AM
Belize is preparing to welcome Carnival Vista, which is operated by Carnival Cruise Line, to Belize City on July 7, 2021. The ship will embark from Galveston, Texas and will be the first ship to call on Belize since the cruise industry in our region was suspended over a year ago. This is encouraging news for thousands of Belizeans that work in the tourism sector who are looking forward to welcoming cruise guests to our shores once again.

The health and safety of Belizeans and visitors is paramount as cruise tourism resumes. Carnival Vista will operate with at least 95 percent of its passengers and all of its crew having been vaccinated, and there will be rigorous protocols in place for disembarking passengers. The health and safety protocols that were recently released by the Belize Tourism Board (BTB) will guide the restart of cruise operations in Belize. These protocols outline the necessary adjustments and adaptations to be undertaken at each step of the cruise cycle - from home port, to destination and return. Under these protocols, which adhere to the Centers for Disease Control guidelines, as this is a fully vaccinated ship a travel bubble will not be implemented. Cruise passengers will be allowed to go on both guided and self-guided tours and Gold Standard approved operations will be allowed to provide service to these passengers.

In order to ensure that the tourism sector is adequately prepared to provide a safe and secure experience for the passengers, crew and the destination, the BTB will offer online training sessions over the next few weeks.

Tourism industry stakeholders are encouraged to keep abreast of real time information on cruise ship calls to Belize Ports via the BTB Cruise App: https://www.btbcruiseapp.com/ as these are changing daily.

The BTB and the Ministry of Tourism & Diaspora Relations are committed to the full recovery of the cruise industry to Pre-COVID numbers, and to enhance the Belize tourism product to make it more competitive within the region.
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Corozal
Yesterday at 10:16 AM
NEW PROPERTY OWNERS

Property Owners in Corozal Town are reminded that under Section 10 (1) (4) of the Town Property Evaluation Act, Chapter 65, Laws of Belize, Revised Edition 2011.

(1) Any person who becomes the owner of any property on or after the date on which this Act comes into force in respect of any town in which such property is situated shall, within thirty days after becoming such owner, give notice thereof in writing to the local authority of that town.

(4) Any person who refuses or willfully neglects to give notice in accordance with subsection (1) of this section is liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding fifty dollars.

For queries about your property tax, please contact our Revenue Department at 480-2072 or via email at [email protected]
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Specials & Events
Yesterday at 10:16 AM
San Pedro Lobster Fest Calendar

Here’s the full Calendar of Events for this year’s Lobster Fest! Join the Lobster Crawl and get your Lobster Fest passports stamped while you enjoy amazing special dishes at participating venues.

We look forward to bringing back the Block Party next year!

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News
06/11/21 06:41 PM
Belize Vaccine Champ

The Belize Tourism Board (BTB) has launched a “COVID-19 Vaccination” raffle to encourage Belizeans to get vaccinated. Any Belizean who gets their 1st vaccination dose between June 10 and August 31, 2021 will have a chance to enter BTB’s Vaccination Raffle. Post a pic of yourself on Facebook with your Covid-19 vaccination card using #BelizeVaccineChamp in your post to enter the raffle. It’s that easy! Drawing date is now September 1, 2021. *Does not apply to Frontline COVID workers (tourism workers, health care workers, police, BDF) who are eligible to participate in a separate raffle.

(*Employees of the Belize Tourism Board and Ministry of Tourism and Diaspora Relations and their immediate families are not qualified to participate.)

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Frontline Hero Belize

The Belize Tourism Board (BTB) has launched a “COVID-19 Vaccination” raffle to encourage Belizeans to get vaccinated. Any Frontline COVID worker who gets their 1st vaccination dose between June 9 and August 31, 2021 will have a chance to enter *BTB’s Vaccination Raffle. Post a pic of yourself on Facebook with your Covid-19 vaccination card using #frontlineherobz in your post to enter the raffle. It’s that easy! Drawing date is September 1, 2021.

(*Employees of the Belize Tourism Board and Ministry of Tourism and Diaspora Relations and their immediate families are not qualified to participate.)

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Travel
06/11/21 06:32 PM

Canada To End 14-day Quarantine for Vaccinated Citizens and Permanent Residents by July

The Canadian government eyes ending the current two-week quarantine requirement for fully vaccinated travelers returning home, federal officials announced Wednesday. Health Minister Patty Hajdu said citizens, permanent residents, and essential workers with two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine can soon cross the border without staying at a government-authorized quarantine hotel stay—once they test negative.

“We’re aiming for early July. The general ballpark is the first week in July,” Haijdu said.

Travelers will still need a negative pre-departure PCR test and another test on arrival. They would quarantine at home until that test comes back negative. After that, they’d be free to go. The changes are part of a multi-step plan to reopen the country’s borders as more Canadians become vaccinated against COVID-19. Canada could move into the first stage of the plan as early as July if the vaccination rollout continues going well.

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News
06/11/21 06:29 PM
Charged with Murder, David Gonzales appears at San Pedro Magistrate Court; case adjourned

David Gonzales, accused of killing his wife Marisela Gonzales in October 2020, was back on the island for his scheduled appearance at the San Pedro Magistrate Court on Wednesday, June 9th. Gonzales is serving time at the Kolbe Foundation-Belize Central Prison after being formally charged with Murder last year. After his hearing in San Pedro Town, the case was adjourned, and he is to return to court on July 29th.

Gonzales was transported to the island via a water taxi. People at Central Park said they saw the islander escorted to the San Pedro Police Station, where the court is located. He was handcuffed and did not appear to be in a good mood. Gonzales’s case is expected to continue rolling into adjournment as the Magistrate Court does not have the jurisdiction to offer him bail due to the Murder charge. The only place that may grant him bail is if the matter is taken to the Belize Supreme Court.

Click here to read the rest of the article in the San Pedro Sun
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Nation
06/11/21 06:27 PM
Effective June 14, 2021, the opening hours for the Vital Statistics Unit will be as follows:

Monday to Thursday 5:00 am to 4:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am to 3:30 pm


In light of these new opening hours, please take note of the following: Applications are done from 8:00 am — 12:00 pm
Express and Next Day Applications are done from 8:00 am —11:00 am

In addition, please take note of the following:
Express and Next Day Applications are done Monday to Thursday only
Effective June 21, the Corrections room will be opened on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays only to accommodate:

- Late Registrations
- Corrections of Errors of Facts
- Deed Poll Applications

Each individual must present their original receipt in order to collect documents. Receipts can be submitted up to midday on any given day.
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Travel
06/11/21 06:21 PM
Kindly note the entry requirements for foreign tourists entering Belize through land borders and a list of vaccines accepted by the Ministry of Health & Wellness.

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Weather
06/11/21 06:19 PM
Flood Report and Forecast for June 11, 2021

River Conditions

REGION 7 - On the RIO HONDO at Blue Creek, and at Santa Cruz, levels are below normal and at San Antonio, San Roman and Douglas to the coast, levels are near normal and steady. On the NEW RIVER, at Tower Hill levels are below normal and at Caledonia levels are near normal and steady.

REGION 9 - On the MACAL RIVER reservoir levels at all BECOL facilities are below the spillways; and at San Ignacio, levels remain below the low-level bridge and steady. Levels on the MOPAN RIVER at Benque Viejo Town are below normal and steady.

The BELIZE RIVER at the Double Run is below normal and steady. The CROOKED TREE LAGOON is below the causeway and steady.

REGION 11 - Levels on the SIBUN RIVER at Freetown Sibun is below normal and steady. Levels on the SOUTHERN LAGOON near Gales Point Village is near normal and shows a minimal rise. The watersheds on the EASTERN SLOPES OF THE MAYAN MOUNTAINS are below normal and rising slowly. The SITTEE RIVER at Kendal Bridge is near normal and shows a minimal rise. The Swasey and Bladen branches of the MONKEY RIVER are below normal and slowly rising. Levels on the DEEP RIVER is below normal and steady. The RIO GRANDE at San Pedro Columbia and Big Falls are below normal and shows a minimal rise. The MOHO RIVER at Blue Creek South and Jordan are blow normal and rising lowly. The TEMASH RIVER is below normal and steady.

REGION 13 - On the SARSTOON RIVER levels are below normal and steady.

FLOOD FORECAST

REGION 7 - On the RIO HONDO at Blue Creek, Santa Cruz, San Antonio, San Roman and Douglas to the coast, river levels are expected to increase to normal levels. On the NEW RIVER at Tower Hill and Caledonia, expect a minimal increase in river levels.

REGION 9 - On the MACAL RIVER, reservoir levels are expected to increase at all BECOL facilities; at San Ignacio, levels are expected to remain below the low-level bridge. On the MOPAN RIVER at Benque Viejo Town, levels are expected to increase to normal levels.

On the BELIZE RIVER at Double Run, levels are expected in increase to normal levels and at CROOKED TREE LAGOON, a minimal increase in levels is expected.

REGION 11 - On the SIBUN RIVER at Freetown Sibun, levels are expected to increase to above normal levels and on the SOUTHERN LAGOON river levels are expected to increase to above normal levels. On the watersheds on the EASTERN SLOPES OF THE MAYAN MOUNTAINS levels are expected to above normal levels. On the SITTEE RIVER, at Kendal Bridge levels are expected to increase to above normal levels. On the Swasey and Bladen branches of the MONKEY RIVER, levels are expected to increase to above normal levels. On the RIO GRANDE at San Pedro Columbia and Big Falls South levels are expected to increase to above normal levels. On the MOHO RIVER at Blue Creek South and Jordan, levels are expected to increase to above normal levels. On the TEMASH RIVER, levels are expected to increase to above normal levels.

REGION 13 - On the SARSTOON RIVER, levels are expected to increase to above normal levels.

THE NEXT FLOOD REPORT AND FORECAST WILL BE ISSUED ON JUNE 14, 2021
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Ambergris Caye
06/11/21 06:04 PM
Barry Bowen Bridge will be closed to Truck and Car traffic for the next 3 days (Friday 11th, Saturday 12th & Sunday 13th) . Golf carts & bicycles only will be allowed to cross the bridge. For medical emergencies, Abner Bacab will be stationed on the North SIde of the Bridge 615-2998.

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Corozal
06/11/21 05:47 PM
Yesterday in a historic demonstration of partnership, Mayor Rigo Vellos signed a Memorandum of Understanding (Unity) with the Corozal Football Association and the Corozal Sports Council, concretizing the Corozal Town Council’s commitment to supporting the development of sports in Corozal.

The signing of the MOU took place at the Andres Campos Civic Center and had the participation of executive officials of the Football Federation of Belize, executives of the Corozal Football Association, and members of the Corozal Sports Council.

One of the first results of the unity approach is the start of the Corozal Football Academy later this month which will see the roll-out of a programme that will teach children aged 5-10 fundamental football principles and techniques. The Academy initiative will be spearheaded as a pilot project by the Football Association and coordinated with the support of CTC and CSC over a period of 12-weeks.

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Culture
06/11/21 11:09 AM
Austin Rodriguez Drum Shop is located on Y-Not Island in Dangriga where three generations of drum makers have safeguarded the tradition of making Garifuna drums for over 45 years. Drums are an integral part of the Garifuna culture, used in Garifuna Traditional and Punta Music, Paranda and Dance. They are essential in the completion of rites of passage such as the “Nine Nights” and ancestral ceremonies such as the “Dugu'.

Mr. Austin Rodriguez is renowned for innovating the method of making drums. His technique employs using a chainsaw to make several drums from one log; this means the Rodriguez Family sustainably utilizes majority of the hardwoods they harvest from the Belizean rainforest.

In 2020 the Rodriguez family was double hit by tragedy. First, the Covid-19 Pandemic slowed visitation and revenue to the drum shop. Second, torrential rain and severe thunder storms damaged the roof of their drum making shed, subsequently causing the closure of their business. Since that time the family has been seeking avenues to rebuild the shed so that they can continue doing what they are passionate about- providing a space where everyone- musicians, students, tourist and visitors- can make their own drum.

Thank You to Southern Belize Media for allowing us to share this video of Ms. Daytha Rodriguez, daughter and accomplished female drum maker, talks about the important role of ensuring that Garifuna drums- craft and instrument endures for generations to come!

We can all help by assisting, volunteering and donating- time, energy and resources to this noble cause. Contact Ms. Daytha Rodriguez via WhatsApp at 602-8593 or by email at: [email protected]

If anyone would like to assist "Austin Rodriguez Drum Making", in the construction of the shed you can contact, Ms. Daytha Rodriguez at phone # 602-8593, or through email at
[email protected]

Photos Courtesy:- Juanita Joseph and Sister, Henry Lopez and Gems Dangriga.



Discussion with Daytha Rodriguez, who is the daughter of master drum maker Austin Rodriguez. We discussed her becoming a female drum maker and the support that is needed to assist in the rebuilding of the drum making shed on Why-Not Island.

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06/11/21 11:00 AM
BHA: You know how fond we are of Chef Sean Kuylen, and we take joy in sharing this culinary journey - preparing a traditional Maya feast for the installation of Belize's Governor General Her Excellency Froyla Tza'lam. Journey with Sean and his team as he embarks on a 7 day adventure to source the unique ingredients used in this indigenous creation. It's so much fun to watch the unique essence of Mayan traditions being captured.


Installation of the Governor General of Belize
A Short documentary on the historic Installation of Belize's Governor General Her Excellency Froyla Tza’lam
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06/11/21 10:55 AM

Child Bonefishing from shore

Family on fishing vacation at South Water Caye, son catch a big bonefish from the beach.



Fly Fishing Turneffe Island Belize

This year's trip was to the beautiful Turneffe Island resort in Belize. Vaccinated and tested for Covid we were ready to test our mettle against the elusive Permit. The weather was not too cooperative but we all managed to land some nice fish. The lodge is spectacular, the food fantastic and the guides were friendly and knowledgeable. I could not more highly recommend this lodge. I look forward to returning to fish for tarpon.

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