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Last night's TV news on Channel 7, Channel 5, LOVETV, PGTV, and CTV 3. Also with the most recent Open Your Eyes, and other specials
Misc Belizean Sources
Out and about in the South!
The Embassy team met with several recipients of the Central America Regional Security Initiative (CARSI) Economic Support Fund grants in Punta Gorda including Celia Mahung and the team at Toledo Institute for Development and Environment (TIDE) and Dorla Bowman from Building People Movement. Both organizations are doing excellent work to build civil society capacity, support youth empowerment, and increase accountability and transparency in the Toledo district and country wide.
San Pedro Tourist Guide Association!! Best Guide Association of the year BTB !!!
Hit and Run and Shot
A Belize City man has been gravely injured in a combination of a hit and run and shooting incident. 21-year-old, Nathaniel Locke is in a critical condition after receiving multiple gunshot wounds last night at around 12:30 a.m. on Sunday morning. Love News understands that Locke was with 35-year-old, Lyndon Ramos on a motorcycle heading to Gardenia Village from Sandhill on the Phillip Goldson Highway when an SUV allegedly drove up behind them and tipped them off the cycle.
Another Missing Woman
Earlier in the newscast we told you that police had recovered the body of a woman who had been reported missing from last week. The fear about the safety of people who unexpectedly disappear continues tonight for a Belize City family. Tuesday morning was the last time Ruby Petino was seen.
OVER $10K STOLEN DURING BURGLARY
A number of persons remain in policy custody pending investigation by the Police into their alleged involvement in a burglary at the home of businessman Edwin Logan 52, in which over ten thousand dollars worth of items were stolen.
The burglary at the home located on Heart Street in Belize City is reported to have happened sometime between 6:00 p.m. and 10:45 p.m. on Friday October 19th, where the thieves gained entry to the home by prying open a window of the Logan’s bedroom.
Nathaniel Lockwood, SHOT, IN CRITICAL CONDITION AT K.H.M.H
Nathaniel Lockwood, 21, was shot multiple times and is in critical condition at the KHMH. Lockwood was with a friend on a motorcycle in Gardenia on the Phillip Goldson Highway when an SUV ran them off the road.
TAXI MAN DROWN IN MOPAN RIVER – CAYO
A well known taximan from Benque died yesterday. Abel Chi, 57, apparently went swimming in the Mopan River just after 10:00am Saturday and the current may have been too strong for him as a result of the flooded state of the river. His body was retrieved after midday.
FOUR INJURED IN COLLISION
Three persons, including a mother, her daughter and a Canadian national were transported from the Southern Regional Hospital in Dangriga to the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital in Belize for further medical attention due to injuries they sustained during an early morning collision on the Stann Creek Valley Road.
The victims are identified as Karima Martinez, 42, a sales manager of Hamanasi Resort in Hopkins and her daughter Kelsie Martinez, 17, along with Canadian National Snyder Williams, 70, sustained bodily injuries during the crash which occurred just after 7:15 a.m. on October 19th 2018.
MISSING MOTHER FOUND DEAD – THE FULL STORY
The badly decomposed body of a female which was found near mile two and a half on the Coastal Road late Thursday evening has been positively identified by family members and Police as being that of missing mother Felina James, 37.
James’ body was only identified on October 19th based on her tattoos, and since the body was in an advanced state of decomposition, it was transported to the Medical School in Burrell Boom where the results of a post mortem examination certified that the woman had died as a result of chop wounds to the neck.
Breaking Belize News
Man drowns in Mopan River
Yesterday, authorities retrieved the body of Abel Chi, 57, from the Mopan River in Benque Viejo Del Carmen, Cayo District.
Chi’s family members believe that he suffered an epileptic seizure while swimming.
Man shot multiple times today
Earlier today, a young man was shot multiple times on the Philip Goldson Highway.
Nathaniel Lockwood was on a motorcycle with another person in Gardenia Village, Belize District when a vehicle ran them off the road.
Fight Night! MMA Comes To San Pedro Belize
Though I know it exists and I know it is wildly popular…I have never ever seen a UFC fight or an MMA fight.
Fighting? It’s not my thing. Randy “Macho Man” Savage and Hulk Hogan are the last fighters to appear on my radar screen. Probably the late 80s, when my little brother was way bigger than me and lorded over the remote control.
Plus, it was more about the flair…and the show than about blood and punches. Look how cool Randy was…
Saca Chispas…the Old Football field on Back Street. I decided NOT to use the VIP distinction – for fear of getting blood or spit on myself – those seats are CLOSE. The refs had rubber gloves on!
And watched guys – mostly very nervous looking young guys – go into a chain link octogen and…kick and punch and roll around on the floor.
Aquatica Submarines creates ocean foundation ahead of dive with Richard Branson
Vancouver-based Aquatica Submarines has announced the launch of its new ocean conservation charity, the Aquatica Foundation. The NGO has been created with the purpose of contributing to ocean exploration and restoration, as well as furthering education about the ocean and marine life by bringing together global experts to share knowledge and support marine events.
The news, which was announced by Aquatica president and CEO Harvey Flemming on October 2018, comes in the run up to the company’s expedition to the Belize Blue Hole which is being carried out in conjunction with Richard Branson and the Fabien Cousteau Society. The landmark project hopes to reach the bottom of the famous landmark and the company’s Stingray 500 model submarine will be one of two vessels on the voyage to the UNESCO world heritage site, located in the Belize Barrier Reef. The submarine, which can carry one pilot and two passengers, will be heading 420 feet into the depths of the ocean sinkhole. Located 40 miles from the shores of Belize City and stretching 1,043 feet in diameter, the Blue Hole is considered one of the top dive sites in the world.
A Grey Fox!, 1min. Mountain Pine Ridge
Secrets of the Sunken Caves - The Undersea World of Jacques Cousteau, 49min. Very old (1970's) Jacques Cousteau exploratory film about the Blue Hole. Fascinating.
Belize 2018, 12min.
Belize 2018, 10min.
Atlantic Blue Tang in Belize, 1min. Followed an Atlantic Blue Tang (not to be confused with Dori) and some bluestriped grunts.
Helping to grow a better Belize – Ernesto Pech, 2min. Helping to grow a better Belize – Ernesto Pech teaches Agriculture at the Belize High School of Agriculture.
Planting the seeds for a better Belize – Crispin Roches, 3min. Planting the seeds for a better Belize - Crispin Francis Roches runs the Agriculture programme at the Julian Cho Technical College
Police United FC vs Freedom Fighters FC, 2hr24min.