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WWF says wildlife crime is threatening World Heritage Sites
Within World Wildlife Fund’s (WWF) newly released 52-page report, the conservation organization states that almost half of the World Heritage sites are threatened by illegal wildlife trade. Also protected under the Convention on the International Trades in Endangered Species (CITES), some species mainly targeted within these sites include: snow leopards, rhinoceros, eastern swamp deer, white-lipped peccary, jaguar, pangolins and elephants.
Marco Lambertini, Director General at WWF International, explained that between 1970 and 2012, global wildlife populations have declined by almost 60% on average. “World Heritage sites are among the most recognized natural sites for their universal value. However, due to many of the sites being threatened by destructive industrial activities, unique animals and plants are also being affected by over-exploitation and trafficking,” said Lambertini.
SPPD says crime on La Isla Bonita remains under control
The San Pedro Police Department has released the crime statistics for the month of March. Once again, there was a steady decrease in major crimes, but burglary remains the leading crime in the third month of 2017.
The report also indicates that most of the major crime cases ended in arrest. Other crimes, including wounding, harassing, harm, and damage to property, also experienced a decrease during March. No murders were registered, but a theft of a motor vehicle valued above $5,000 was reported. No arrests were made, but police continue investigating.
Police Report: Illegal entry
On Tuesday, April 25th at 6:30AM, based on Special Branch information, a joint team of San Pedro Special Branch and Quick Response Team personnel conducted a search of an apartment occupied by Salvadorian Carlos Eduardo Mazariego Bolanos in the San Marcos Area. Bolanos was observed to have a tattoo of the number ‘18’ on his chest. When asked for travel documents by police, Bolanos did not have them and as such was charged by the Immigration Department for failure to comply with a visitor’s permit. Bolanos was fined $1,000 and sentenced to one month imprisonment.
GOB to establish National Cyber Security Framework and Action Plan
Belizeans conducting financial transactions over the Internet may be comforted to know that the Government of Belize (GOB) has drafted its first National Cyber Security Framework and Action Plan to protect the nation’s digital data against hackers and other cyber-criminals.
Internet specialists, attorneys from the Solicitor General’s office and the Judiciary, along with members of the Police Department, joined businessmen from the private sector and other members of the general public at the first ever National Internet Governance Forum. The symposium was held at the Best Western Biltmore Plaza Hotel in Belize City from Monday to Friday, April 24-28.
“Differences—not Disabilities”, says ACES
As Autism Awareness Month comes to an end, Ambergris Caye Elementary School (ACES) pledges to continue raising awareness of all learning disabilities. Through the slogan, “Differences—not Disabilities”, ACES students are learning various methods of how to accept all students, regardless of their individual differences.
From an Autism Awareness poster contest, to a ‘Sister Brother’ mentoring program, ACES Principal Amanda Burgos says raising awareness of learning disabilities is important. “I always say we have different abilities and all students are to be given an opportunity to become successful. We not only raise awareness of a child’s deficiency, but also promote people with the same characteristics that have become successful. This way, students/ parents accept not only cultural diversity, but diversity as a whole,” she said.
Belize Chamber Of Commerce Holds Educational Fair
Today, April 28, 2017, with the goals to build networks with educational institutions and to develop a strong culture of private sector advocacy by interacting frequently with the future business leaders, entrepreneurs, and innovators, the Belize Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI) hosted a Chamber Day at the San Pedro High School Auditorium.
The Chamber Day is an educational fair promoting the role and services of the Chamber and other key organizations and bodies that contribute to making business happen, from the start of opening a business to the regular operations and the continued existence of the business.
Students were thrilled at the fair, with plenty of questions and eagerness to answer questions in return; BCCI couldn’t be happier with the outcome. Chamber Day has also been hosted in Orange Walk, San Ignacio, and Dangriga. They hope to continue growing this relationship with future leaders and entrepreneurs of Belize.
Misc Belizean Sources
Power interruption 6:00am to 2:00pm, Sunday, May 7: entire San Pedro Town
BEL to conduct critical maintenance, testing and replacement of equipment at the San Pedro Substation.
PUPPETRY AND DRAMA TRAINING: RAQUEL ROBELES PACHECO 2017
2013 Maestra Raquel Robles Pacheco has been visiting Belize via the Institute of Creative Arts (ICA) Expressive Arts Education Program (EAE). She has conducted training workshops in puppet-making, puppet theatre, drama and corn-husk doll-making. Prior trainings include artisan groups in collaboration with the Banquitas House of Culture, The San Ignacio/Santa Elena House of Culture, The YCT Project and ICA’s own Summer Arts Institute (SAI) which included children enrolled through Restore Belize. Under the YCT Project she has helped Samuel Haynes Institute develop a Community Puppetry Program that has trained 7 adults in puppetry-making and over a dozen youths in the art of puppetry and stage. In 2017 a few of these youths made a presentation at Street Art Festival. Additionally, under the YCT Project she has conducted training for children at Yabra’s Community Policing Center. She and her partner Jesus Cosio Rivas have also performed at Costa Maya Festival. In 2016, “Raquelin”, as she is affectionately known, increased the scope of the training work in Belize by conducting two training workshops for roving social workers.
Today is 7 Muluk in the Maya Tzolk'in calendar
Muluk is associated with water, and represented by both jade and a fish, aspects of the water deities. The Maya devised many ingenious systems to collect and store water - including reservoirs, cisterns, and canals.
PUBLIC NOTICE: Border Crossings
Pursuant To Section 24(1) and 33(1) of the Immigration Act Chap. 156 of the Laws of Belize RE 2002
“No Person Shall Enter Belize Elsewhere than at an Approved Port or Place of Entry”
“No Person Shall Leave Belize Elsewhere than Through an Approved Port or Place of Departure”
The public is hereby advised that the Immigration & Nationality Services Department shall enforce strict compliance with these laws and shall prosecute any person(s) acting in violation of the above laws, in respect to crossings at Botes, La Union and any other crossings which are not approved as such.
Captain Shark's 7th Annual Dorado Rodeo
Caribbean Villas, Saturday June 17th, 2017. Get yourselves ready!!!
Change in GST Threshold for Electricity Bills
Effective April 1, 2017
Power interruption 8:00am to 1:00pm, Sunday, April 30, portion Belize City
Mahogany St, Croton Ln, Tibruce St, Western Ave, Electric Ave, Complex Ave, Police St, Lacroix Blvd and Holy Emmanuel St. BEL to replace distribution poles in area.
Los Avispones Huastecos, 7th International Festival of Culture
The Embassy of Mexico to Belize in collaboration with CACHE & Benque House of Culture has the pleasure to invite you to the musical performance of: LOS AVISPONES HUASTECOS at the
7th International Festival of Culture. Saturday, May 6th / Sunday May 7th 2017 at the Centennial Park-Benque Viejo del Carmen , Cayo, belize.
The G.R.E.A.T. Program
Yesterday, 39 new Gang Resistance Education and Training (G.R.E.A.T.) instructors, 24 from Belize and 15 from El Salvador, completed their nine-day training in Belize City. Supported by the U.S Embassy, International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL), the training was taught by three trainers from the G.R.E.A.T. National Program in the United States, and four certified trainers from the Belize Police Department. The overall goal of the G.R.E.A.T. program is to improve citizen security, combat gang-related crime and violence, and prevent vulnerable youth from falling victim to gangs or engaging in gang activities.
Since 2008, the U.S. Embassy has committed over USD $45 million for citizen security enhancing initiatives in Belize through the Central American Regional Security Initiative (CARSI). Of this amount, USD $7.5 million is dedicated to grants to various NGOs from Belize and abroad to support at-risk youth.
GERALD STAINE: BELIZE'S UNDERGROUND ARTIST EXTRAORDINAIRE!
In this feature on the "Belize Art Shop" we here at Belizean Legends want to resurrect an old post we did about a year ago on Belize's artistic phenom, Gerald Staine. Staine is one of Belize's most innovative artist today and is what the art world would call "Underground". He doesn't really fit in with the status quo type of artists like George Gabb and Philip Lewis, but he takes risk in his work, and put a spin on paint, string, paper, and anything he sees an image and produce something from it. He is the forgotten type, the one that we can't pin down, since he flows from a different space and time in terms of how he sees Belize as his place of origin and his place of beauty. Staine who calls his style, "Vision of The Third Eye", lived off and on in Belize doing his art work in the 1990's, painting, doing string art, and works with paper and wood, and selling them on the streets in Belize City. In Los Angeles he has made a mark for himself, doing pieces for Belizean restaurants like Traceys Belizean Restaurant on Western Boulevard in the heart of the Belizean community. Visitors can see his work of art whenever they visit that Belizean establishment.
RUDY MIGUEL & NOEL "MUSCLES" GORDON!
WHEN BELIZEAN CYCLING POWER DOMINATED IN CENTRAL AMERICAN & THE CARIBBEAN IN THE 1960S & 70S!
Belizean cycling athletes and legends, Rudy Miguel and Noel "Muscles" Gordon won more than once Mexico's cycling classics that were held annually by the Mexican government in the late 1960s and continued in the 1970s. They were revered as outstanding cycling athletes, and loved by fans in Mexico for the passion and skill they exemplified in the sport.
This classic photograph came to Belizean Legends through the courtesy of Belize's cycling legend, Rudy Miguel, the 1969 and 1970 Belize Cross Country champion.
Rudy Miguel is seen to the left of the photo and Noel Gordon to the right. They are seen here posing at one of Mexico's cycling classics that the duo kept winning several years from 1969 to 1971.
City's First Gun Murder Victim in 18 Days Is A Cabbie
Tonight, we have the city's first gun murder in 18 days to report - and it is another taxi-man - the second city cabbie to be killed in six weeks.
This time, the victim is 48 year old Santiago Rodriguez who was found dead in his vehicle on Unity Street this afternoon. According to reports, residents in the area a heard a single gunshot at around 10:00 this morning. But - at the time - nobody checked to see what happened until around 2 in the afternoon, when somebody noticed his lifeless body slumped over in the driver's seat, and a bullet-hole through the windshield.
Superintendent Alejandro Cowo spoke to us at the scene told us the findings of the preliminary investigations...
Accusation Against Admiral Debunked
A week ago, we told you about the coast guardsman who made a criminal complaint against his boss, Admiral John Borland. Well, police have examined the specifics of this report, and they say that there is no merit to it, and so, the Admiral is free and clear of any criminal charges.
As we told you, the Petty officer accused the Admiral of verbal abuse, and more seriously, of threatening words. He says that the Admiral called him into an office on last Thursday afternoon, and they discussed a Facebook post. He alleged that Admiral Borland verbally abused, and threatened him with the loss of job and life.
As you are aware, he was not accusing just another officer, he was accusing the commander of the Belize Coast Guard, and so Assistant Police Commissioner Chester Williams handled the investigation into the complaint personally. Today, he gave a press briefing to say that there is no evidence to back up the officer's accusations. Here's how he explained why:
Social Security Staffers' Shirt Protest
If you went to any of the offices of the Social Security Board country wide today, you might have noticed that not all the employees were wearing their uniforms. That's because they were making a statement to management that they are in protest of how the negotiations for the collective bargaining agreement has been going between their union and the management of SSB.
The Christian Workers Union, which is their bargaining agent, say that there are 2 very important points in the negotiations for which there is an impasse. The first relates to vacation grants, and the reduction in the amount of vacation days that employees are to be entitled to.
The management wants to eliminate vacation grants for new hires in the future, and they want to reduce the number of vacation days. This proposed change doesn't affect the current employees, who will continue to get their vacation benefits, but the union is sees that as union busting.
SSB Says It Was Blindsided
This evening, we got a chance to speak with Doug Singh, the Chairman of the SSB Board of Directors, and he told us that the management was taken aback by this protest action, because nobody from the union communicated to them that there was an impasse.
He told us that these changes are not "union busting" as the CWU President describes it, and that the management believes that it is acting in the best interest of the workers who contribute to the Social Security Fund. Here's how he put it:
Doug Singh, Chairman - SSB Board of Directors:
"He is saying that the critical issues for the employees are money issues. Those money issues in particular and he mention this being the elimination of the vacation grant and the reduction in the number of vacation days. I find his comments quite interesting because none of the employees, the union members or any employees at Social Security will be affected by the proposal of the board and management."
Treasury Not Happy About Being Pushed Out Of Central Bank
And while social security board employees defiantly wore their union shirts today, Treasury Department employees also engaged in industrial action by staging a sickout this afternoon. They're doing it because the Department is being pushed out of the Central Bank building, reportedly to be relocated to a cramped office space on Regent Street. The employees are concerned that the space is inadequate, insecure, and there's no parking. The sick out was staged after a meeting this morning with the Financial Secretary who - reports say - told the Department heads is a done deal. And it's not just a sickout on a slow Friday evening, our reports suggest that some government payments which were supposed to go through this week were stalled by the industrial action.
Man Convicted Of Jailhouse Murder
Lorenzo Smith Jr. was today convicted of a jailhouse murder. It happened in a trial before jury before Justice John Gonzalez. Eck, a resident of Ranchito Village who was serving a sentence of 5 years for attempt robbery, was found dead in his cell at the Hattieville Prison. Smith was his only cell mate and on the night of October 9, 2009, the prison officer found Eck on the toilet in a stooping position with a blanket around his neck. Smith had one hand on Eck's neck and the other hand on his chest. At first, it was thought to be a suicide, and in a statement from the dock, Smith alluded to that, saying he woke up and saw Eck hanging from the wall. But Dr. Mario Estradabran testified Eck died from manual strangulation and that he did not commit suicide. Additionally, he had an injury to his head caused by a sharp instrument.
The Botes Ban, The Union Ouster
Last Friday we told you about the concerns that the Immigration and Customs Departments had about the border crossings at Botes and La Union. These are not official border crossings, but in hard times, they have become popular with shoppers looking for cheaper products across the river. Recently, they had been attracting large excursions - as many as busloads coming from as far as Dangriga and Punta Gorda, to cross the river in dories so that they can buy cheap stuff and hopefully dodge customs.
Well, no more says the Immigration Department. They put out a strong release today, quoting the law, which says, "No Person Shall Enter Belize Elsewhere than at an Approved Port or Place of Entry"
It goes on to add, quote,
"The public is hereby advised that the Immigration & Nationality Services Department shall enforce strict compliance with these laws and shall prosecute any person(s) acting in violation of the above laws, in respect to crossings at Botes, La Union and any other crossings which are not approved as such."
New Metrology Lab Is First In Region
Over the years, we've criticized the Belize Bureau of Standards many times on this newscast. But, now they have seriously stepped up their game. Two years after ground was broken, the Bureau today opened a Metrology Lab that is the envy of the entire Caribbean region. I went for the opening today to find out what makes it so singular:...
Courtney Weatherburne reporting:
Most shoppers don't usually make a big fuss about checking if they are actually getting the amount of product they are paying for.
Consumers just expect that they will be getting 10 or 5 pounds of flour, the precise amount of soap powder. And the 400 grams marked on the packaging of their favorite chocolate drinks.
Eldon Out Of Jail On Bail
Earlier this month we told you about the alleged rape of a 17-year-old American tourist by 39 year old Eldon Williams in San Pedro. According to reports, Williams, who was a family friend, spent the day with the teenager and her mother. They allowed Williams to stay overnight with them in their downtown hotel. At around midnight Williams snuck into the living room where the victim was sleeping on the couch and allegedly raped her. He was apprehended by a security guard as he was allegedly attempting to flee.
UB Research Digging Deeper
Today the students and staff of the University of Belize attended The Faculty of Management and Social Sciences' 7th Annual Research Conference. Recent graduates as well as professors presented the findings of the year long research they conducted to support their final theses. We spoke to the President of UB, Professor Emeritus Clement Sankat, and the Dean of the Faculty of Management and Social Science, Dr. Bernard Watler, about the event...
The University also announced the upcoming introduction of their Bachelor's and Master's in Business Administration programs.
Did Independence Village Child Die Due To Bad Prescription From Private Clinic?
The Ministry of Health has completed an investigation into the death of a 5 month old in Independence Village. On March 4th, police rushed infant Ricardo Quintero to the Independence Polyclinic but he was already dead. A post mortem showed that he died of acute respiratory failure. Eugenie Gabourel, the Administrator Independence Polyclinic told us a little more via phone today:
Eugenie Gabourel, Administrator - Independence Polyclinic:
"That baby was brought to our clinic by the police officer already dead. A full investigation was done by the public health nurse."
Jules Vasquez, 7News:
"This private clinic in Independence, is it still open"
North American Couple Still Missing
Two norther Americans last seen in Corozal are still missing tonight. Canadian Francesca Matus and American Drew Devoursney were last seen on Tuesday night at 11:00 leaving a bar in Corozal Town in a White Isuzu Rodeo. Since then, both of them and the vehicle disappeared. Their passports and suitcases are still at their homes. They both own property in Belize and spend a part of the year here. Matus was supposed to have gone back to Canada on Wednesday.. Anyone with information is asked to call 627-5177 or 660-9692.
PM Says Farewell To Chamber
Prime Minister Dean Barrow gave a rare public address last night. It was to the Chamber of Commerce in Belize City and the PM made it clear, that he will not be passing this way again.
The PM gave an overview of the economy, and upcoming projects, concluding, quote, "Belize can certainly expect higher than average growth over the next 24 months."
And then he added, "Since this will be my last opportunity to address your annual gathering, I close by saying how thankful I am for what has in the main been a constructive relationship with the Chamber."
We would have wished to have video of the speech, but the Chamber, which says that it is all for transparency, advocated just the opposite when it kicked our news team out, saying we couldn't tape the event, and even asked that we leave the lobby area.
In A Month OF Rogue Cops, They Were Stellar
In the month of April, the police department was plagued by scandals of officers caught on camera acting corruptly or improperly.
But, while those officers have been giving the department a bad name, there are hundreds of police men and women who keep performing admirably on the job. They do so without praise or recognition, and so today, the Department decided that they would award 4 such officers from Belize City.
Each officer was chosen from each of the 4 precincts, and each was awarded for their exemplary performance in each of the 4 months of this year so far. We got a chance to speak with these officers today about the good work they've been doing:
Cowpen, A Road Runs Through It
Earlier in the news, we told you how the European Union contributed to the new Metrology Lab. Well, they have also contributed substantially to Belize's Road network. The latest example is the 2.3 mile Cowpen Road which was opened yesterday in the Stann Creek District. Agriculture Minister Godwin Hulse says it is a road to the future:...
Hon. Godwin Hulse, Minister of Agrilculture:
"And when you see a beautiful road, when you see electricity running down and 3 phase at that, when you see lovely buildings at the front, when you see nice lake, when you see high school, it lifts everybody and when it lifts everybody, it gives that energy to produce and to do better and to keep the industry going."
"This is a highway right into Central America, without a bump on the road. Especially if you go through Jalacte without a bump on the road and that's a magnificent achievement. Thank you EU. You can get there without a bump on the road and that is the way to go. We can pull trucks into Central America."
The Mayor Will Labour
Monday is Labour Day, and while Belize's weary workers will probably choose to sleep in - Belize City Mayor Darrell Bradley and a few hundred other workers will be out sprucing up the city. It's the fifth year of the Labour for Belize initiative, and the Mayor says he wants you to come out and lend a hand:..
The event starts at 5:45 AM on Monday at the BTL PARK.
Taxi Driver Executed in Port Loyola
Just before three p.m. today, the body of a man was found inside his Toyota Four-Runner taxi off Fabers Road Extension on the south side of Belize City. Forty-eight-year-old Santiago [...]
Why Did Baby Ricardo Quintero Die in Independence?
There is a disturbing report of the death of a five-month-old baby in the south. The newborn boy died on March third, under rather mysterious circumstances. It is believed that [...]
Police Confirm Middleton Raid, Details Scarce
Police confirmed today that the Orange Walk house of visa facilitator Barton Middleton was searched on Thursday morning as we reported in our newscast. The search came on the heels [...]
S.S.B. Employees Rally, But Management Unbowed
While employees of the Corozal Free Zone stayed away for a second day due to issues with management of C.E.O. Valentino Blanco, employees of all Social Security Board branch offices [...]
S.S.B. Chair Says Employees Have No Cause to Worry
A one-point-seven-five percent pay raise is on the table for employees. According to Singh, a lot of staff members have accumulated vacation days for which they expect to be paid. [...]
Treasury Workers Shut Down Operations to Protest Planned Move
There’s also unrest among government employees at the Treasury Department, located within the Central Bank of Belize. Since this morning, News Five can confirm that the employees have been on [...]
Coast Guardsman’s Charges Against Boss Have ‘No Merit’
Last week, a petty officer at the Belize National Coastguard, Randy King filed a complaint against his Commander, Admiral John Borland. King claimed that apart from verbally abusing him inside [...]
Why Price of Dario’s Meat Pies is Going Up on Tuesday
If you’re a fan of the world-famous Dario’s Meat Pies you may want to stock up this weekend. Prices for the tasty treat go up on Tuesday from a dollar [...]
Mayor Plans Annual ‘Labour for Belize’ Initiative
The Belize City Council is marking its fifth annual ‘Labour for Belize’ event on May first, beginning at the rising of the sun at B.T.L. Park. A feature initiative of [...]
No Rally for N.T.U.C.B. as Message Talks Tough
The National Trade Union Congress of Belize, for the first time in recent memory, is not marking Labour Day with a parade and rally. It is announced at the very [...]
Immigration Warning: Don’t go to Botes, La Union
And on this upcoming Labour Day weekend, Belizeans are expected to cross border points. Neighboring Mexican communities, including Botes and La Union, are hotspots for the illicit movement of uncustomed [...]
F.C.D. Takes News Five on Flight Over Troubled Chiquibul
Illegal activities continue deep in the Chiqubul where the forests are under serious attack. Gold-panning of late has become one of the most lucrative activities attracting Guatemalan nationals. In a [...]
U.B. Unveils Latest Research by Students
“Building Competitiveness in Belize in a Global World- the Role of the University of Belize” that is the theme in which it held its annual research conference in Belize City. [...]
National University Talks to Stakeholders About Improvement
And in more U.B. news, today the institution met with several stakeholders of the private and public sectors in a workshop to discuss institutional enhancement of the university in an [...]
S.S.B. Crowns National Tertiary Debate Champion
The finals of the National Tertiary Debate sponsored by the Social Security Board were held today in Belize City. The final two teams, Independence Junior College and Ecumenical Junior College, [...]
U.B. Prez Talks Up Agriculture Ahead of N.A.T.S. 2017
Thousands of Belizeans will be heading to the Capital City on Saturday and Sunday for the annual National Agriculture and Trade Show. Since it started back in 1970, “Agric” has [...]
SSB’s 2017 Debate Competition Concludes
The Social Security Board held its final debate competition for 2017 today at the Bliss Center for the Performing Arts in Belize City. The finalists are Stann Creek Ecumenical Junior College and Independence Junior College. The topic of the debate was “Be it resolved that Belize should submit its territorial differendum with Guatemala to the […]
Claims Staked on Supa G and Muevelo
There is a video on YouTube that has garnered over one million views. The video features the song, Muevelo from Supa G but on the video there is the showing of a Guatemalan flag for the entire three minutes and twenty six seconds of the song. The video was uploaded on January 1, 2012 and […]
Teenage Student Murdered in Rural Belize
Ladyville police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the murder of a seventeen year old student of Lords Bank Village. Reporter Dalila Ical has the story. DALILA ICAL REPORTING “17 year old Brandon Bradley spent his last minutes socializing with his older brother and sister in law before he was gunned down near his house in […]
Immigration Clerk Says Minister Penner Was Passport Agent
The last witness to appear before the Special Senate Select Committee yesterday was former data entry clerk at the immigration department, Omar Phillips. Phillips was one of the three employees suspended for their alleged role in the Wong Hong Kim passport fiasco. Phillips worked at the front desk and he received the Won Hong Kim […]
Armed Robbery at 24/7 Service Station
A female gas pump attendant was robbed of an undisclosed amount of money last night. At around 9:40 pm, Ladyville police responded to a 911 call which led them to 24/7 Gas Station on the Phillip Goldson Highway. Today Love News obtained surveillance footage of the incident. The video shows that the station was not […]
Expert on Anti-Corruption Concepts Due In Country Early May
One week ago we told you of the meeting of the constituted board appointed to secure the implementation of the United Nations Convention against Corruption for Belize which took place on April 20, 2017; almost five months after the signing of the convention. We also told you of the plans to have an expert come […]
Financing the Senate Inquiry: How Much Is Enough?
The Special Senate Select Committee resumed its duties on Wednesday. The inquiry started late last year and it is uncertain as to the time frame involved. Will the budget last? Chairman of the committee Senator Aldo Salazar answered that question. ALDO SALAZAR “Well the previous budget as you know, that was done up to the […]
Belize Seeks to Adapt Louisiana’s Youth Program
A Belize military delegation was recently in Louisiana, USA where they were hosted by the Louisiana National Guard. The purpose of the visit was to tour the Youth Challenge Programs in that state with an aim at establishing a similar plan for at-risk youth in Belize. Last November, Brigadier General had spoken to Love News […]
BCC’s Quest to Demolish Derelict Structures Continue
The Belize City Council has partnered with a number of organizations to try and rid the city of derelict houses which pose a threat to safety. Belize City Councilor Philip Willoughby said it is important to get everyone on board. PHILLIP WILLOUGHBY “Well basically since we began doing our assessment based on the check list […]
Concert Planned to Celebrate 1859 Border Treaty
A concert aimed at commemorating the 1859 border treaty between Great Britain and the Republic of Guatemala will be taking place in southern Belize this weekend through efforts of the Belize Territorial Volunteers. Lead organizer is Wil Maheia who has been passionate when it comes to the protection of the Sarstoon for Belize. WIL MAHEIA “The concert is […]