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Byron Espat-Estrada stabbed to death inside nightclub
Byron-EstradaA family on Ambergris Caye is mourning the tragic loss of yet another family member as a result of an ongoing rivalry. The victim is 25-year-old Byron Espat Estrada, a boat captain of the San Pedrito area of San Pedro Town. Estrada is the second son in the family to have died under similar, tragic circumstances. Estrada’s younger brother Charlie Espat was one of the two San Pedro teens found partially buried 50 yards off a feeder road in the Orange Walk District on June 9, 2012. Charlie and his cousin Edwardo Alamilla had been reported missing on June 5th and their decomposed bodies were found four days later with apparent gunshot wounds to the head.
According to authorities on the island, Byron Espat Estrada was stabbed at least 22 times inside the men’s bathroom at Daddy Rock Night Club. He collapsed near the bar counter and was taken to the Dr Otto Rodriguez San Pedro PolyClinic II where he was pronounced dead.
Superintendent of Police and officer Commanding San Pedro Police Department Luis Castellanos said that the incident happened around 3:30AM. “On Saturday the 26th of January 2013, at about 3:39AM, police received information of a stabbing incident at the Daddy Rock Disco (Night Club). As a result we quickly responded and upon arriving at the disco we found a young gentleman by the name of Byron Estrada who was seen bleeding from his neck area, his chest and his back,” said Castellanos, who indicated that the victim was taken to the island’s PolyClinic where he was officially pronounced dead at about 4:32AM. “We have launched an investigation to see what actually happened; and who is the perpetrator of this crime. So far we have detained some people for questioning and we believe that one of them may be able to assist us in our investigation…the incident wasn’t a fight. We received information that apparently the victim entered the bathroom and whilst in the bathroom he was stabbed. He came out, while the disco was still in function, and ran towards the bar where he collapsed, and where persons assisted him and took him downstairs. It happened very quickly and it doesn’t look like it was a fight.” Police say that they observed numerous stab wounds to the upper part of the victim’s body, plus cut injuries to the neck area.
And while police investigation into the death is ongoing, the mother of the victim, Pricilla Espat, who has lost two of her sons as a result of crime in less than one-year, explained that police were not compassionate to their pain.
Steven Valencia, PUP Cayo Chairman found murdered in his home
Steven ValenciaThe Chairman of the People’s United Party Executive Committee in Cayo Central, 40-year-old Steven Michael Valencia was murdered inside his home in Santa Elena Town. The former resident of San Pedro Town was shot and killed in the presence of his two children in his La Loma Luz Boulevard home. According to police the incident happened shortly before 9PM on Thursday January 24th.
According to Police, they responded to a report of shooting at around 9PM on La Loma Luz Boulevard in Santa Elena Town. Upon arrival police say that they observed the body of Valencia in one of the bedrooms with apparent gunshot wounds to the upper back, right foot and right thigh. “Initial investigations revealed that about 8:45PM on said date, Valencia was at home with his two daughters when a noise was heard coming from behind the house and at the same time, the back door was stamped open and two males of dark complexion, one of whom was armed with a shotgun, entered the house unmasked, ordered him to lie on the floor, demanded money and fired shots at him, causing the fatal injuries,” said a police report. Valencia was shot in the presence of his two children, one a six year old, who told police that $7 was all they managed to steal from his pocket.
Our Lady of Fatima Statue Coming to San Pedro
The San Pedro Roman Catholic Church and the Community of San Pedro are preparing for the 2nd Pilgrimage of the Travelling Statue of Our Lady of Fatima to Belize which is set to take place on Monday, February 11, 2013.
The statue of Our Lady of Fatima will be arriving in San Pedro on Monday, February 11, 2013, at 4:00 p.m., everyone is invited to welcome the statue at the John Greif II Airport. The statue will be taken to the San Pedro RC Church for the official coronation to take place at 4:15p.m.
At 5:00p.m. a rosary for Our Lady of Fatima will take place, at 6:00 p.m. a mass followed by a candle light procession through the main streets of San Pedro. On Tuesday, February 12, 2013, a boat procession and boat blessing will take place at 7:15 a.m. after which the statue leaves the island.
New Rules and Regulations Set for Carnaval 2013
Even before the San Pedro Town Council had made announcement of the new rules and regulation for the Carnaval 2013 celebrations, some island folk were stirred up at the mention that there would be some new changes that would alter the traditional celebrations.
The San Pedro Town Council has released the following rules and regulations for Carnaval 2013 for La Isla Bonita. After much consultation with the people of San Pedro and meetings with the Carnaval committee the following was decided for this year’s Carnaval celebrations.
Mayor Daniel Guerrero announced that there will be lots more policing taking place during the celebrations and stiff penalties for those who do not comply with the rules that are intended to make Carnaval a safe celebration for everybody and more respect given to the businesses who have suffered much vandalism in the past years. Below are the new rules and program of events:
Ambergris Lodge a Local Hangout Spot
“Carmita, let’s go swimming in front of the Ambergris Lodge,” said Lupita enthusiastically during the summer of 1975.
“Mek we go,” responded Carmita in a colorful Creole dialect. “There are a few dories front a di beach and I sure Mista George Stefanko will lend us wan paddle fi go paddling.”
Pretty soon Carmita and her friend were at the beachfront paddling their dory and having a splendid time, San Pedro style. On the beach several boys and girls were getting ready for a warm mid afternoon swim at the most beautiful white spot in front of the village.
The Ambergris Lodge was at the time advertising delicious seafood and an enjoyable time skin diving. There was a lovely wide sandy beach with only a little bit of sea grass as Mr. Stefanko insisted that the beach be cleaned of logs and debris except for the sea grass which was thought to prevent beach erosion. It was a sight and a site enjoyed by locals and a few tourists alike when Ambergris Caye had much of its natural appeal. Today Mayan Princess has managed to keep that natural and exquisite appeal.
25 Years Ago: Antonio's Letter Is Rejected
Well as you can see, Antonio’s request to formalize his relationship was rejected not because he was not worthy or charming but because the father considered his daughter to be a bit too young. Girls traditionally got married at 16 or 17 years of age, but fifteen was also quite common. This letter to the young lover was not to be interpreted wrongly so he could continue to court the young lady by going to parties, or walks to the park and holding hands but that was about it. If he could steal a moment to steal a kiss, well that was his luck or his prowess or charisma, let’s say. However, that had to be done privately and not in the presence of the father. To tell the truth, some mothers were more lenient and allowed a bit more contact or close-up moments. Romantic mothers indeed!
Youth Writing Contest
Deadline: February 9, 2013
Topic: “WHAT LOVE MEANS TO ME”
Love to write? Enter the San Pedro Library Youth Writing Contest and tell us in your own words about what love means to you.
* only hard copies (handwritten or typed) will be accepted.
* Essays must be between 75 to 100 words in length.
* Writer must be in STD IV, V, VI and students of schools located in, or residents of San Pedro Ambergris Caye
and Caye Caulker.
* The best 5 essays of each school will be display at the San Pedro Library and Schools.
* Winners will be honored, along with their teacher at a special event at the San Pedro Library February 14, 2013.
* Prizes will be given to 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place winners. There will be also 10 consolation prizes.
Home Style Cooking and Flavors at El Fogon
El Fogon, the name says it all! Spanish for fire hearth, you know that when you dine at this popular restaurant you will be served some of the most authentic Belizean food on the island. The food is unique in flavor as mostly everything on the menu is prepared on an outside fire hearth, used in the olden days when San Pedro was just a small fishing village with no stoves.
It's that authentic taste that is infused with the smokiness of the fire hearth that keeps bringing people back to El Fogon. Owned by island locals who have come to prepare recipes passed on to them by generations, El Fogon features food inspired by Latin America, the Caribbean and Mexico.
Heroes Soar Over Lamanai Maya Ruin Belize
The Ministry of Health Belize set out on a very important mission alongside American Soldiers to Sarteneja Village, Corozal. They combined human power and will to give medical services to the community in need. The team provided the people with vitamins, medical attention, meds, breast exams, pap smears and health education. Even on a day’s work Dr. Marin got the chance to take an outstanding picture of them flying over the Lamanai Maya Ruin. Keep up the good work!
Misc Belizean Sources
LIONFISH SUNDAY BELIZE
Taking a bite out of Lionfish population on the Belize Barrier Reef with dive friends.Tranquility Bay, outside the reef. Ambergris Caye.
Rotaract Bonfire Night
The Rotaract Club of San Ignacio had their first social. They had a bonfire at Hode's. They've finished planning their Red Carpet Affair fund raiser. It'll be at Meluchi's on Saturday, February the 16th.
Runway Release 2013 Pictures
Demian Solano was at Rebecca Stirm's Autumn/Winter fashion show, and he captured some amazing pictures. He's posted a few, including a couple that have the 2 Miss Belizes, Destinee Arnold and Chantae Guy. Many more to come.
Rotary Donates Laptops to SHJC
Feelgood story of the day. The Rotary Club of San Ignacio donated 3 Dell laptops to Sacred Heart Junior College's Primary Ed department. Thanks again for all you do around Cayo, Rotary!
"SHJC is grateful for the donation to SHJC Primary Education Department from the Rotary through the Belize Literacy Program. The PE dept received tree Dell laptops with educational software installed."
BELTRAIDE and Idealab officially LAUNCH Belize’s First Investment Magazine!
The Belize Trade and Investment Development Service (BELTRAIDE) and Idealab Studios are privileged to announce the launch of the Inaugural Issue of Belize’s First Business and Investment Magazine “INVEST BELIZE”. The Launch will take place on Wednesday, January 30th, 2013, at Best Western Belize Biltmore Plaza, from 2:00p.m. – 5:00p.m.
Invest Belize will be used as a promotional tool to showcase Belize in a progressive light for what it represents: an investment destination. The magazine is strategically featured to aggressive investors who are seeking to invest in new dynamic markets, such as Belize. This publication features the major investment opportunities, while providing up to date information on policy, trade agreements, statistics, trade and projections to the investment community in Belize and abroad.
Unions Say They Were Disrespected
Tomorrow at 9:00 am in Belmopan, the teachers' union with support from the Public Service Union and the Association of Public Service Senior Managers will stage a mass protest. It's been in the making for weeks - and today the union leaders made the media rounds to crystallize their public stance. We caught them at a press conference in Belize City. Teachers Union President Luke Palacio led the charge:..
Luke Palacio, President BNTU
"The Belize National Teachers Union has the most organize, the most powerful labor movement in this country will be demonstrating in Belmopan tomorrow to show that we are not satisfied with the disrespect that has been shown to the three unions negotiating with the Government of Belize. We want the public support; we want them to understand that this fight is not about more money in the pockets of teachers only. We are negotiating for all person paid from the public purse, meaning the nurses, BDF, police and any other persons who is paid from the public purse. We are going to have this demonstration tomorrow, it's a peaceful protest. We again are saying that for those who will join us we want no political slogan; no slandering, no name calling and any other organization that is prepared to lend us their support again remember the focus must be on the Collective Bargaining Agreement."
And the union leaders say the protest is an important means of gaining leverage in ongoing talks with government - they say this because the PM has reached out to them in the past week:
Man Fatally Stabbed 22 Times In Nightclub Restroom
UB Students got the streets of Belmopan warmed up today with a small protest of their own. And we'll have that for you a little later on in the news.
But first, the weekend witnessed the 13th murder of 2013. This one happened in San Pedro at a nightclub where a 25 year old was hunted down and stabbed to death in a nightclub restroom.
Tonight, the family of Byron Estrada Espat are awaiting a post mortem on his body - so that they can proceed with funeral arrangements. Daniel Ortiz travelled to the island yesterday where he spoke to his grieving mother and to police investigators.
Here's his report:
Priscilla Espat - Mother of Deceased
"I can't take the pain. It's now 2 sons that they've taken away from me, Charlie Espat, and Byron. And you know what? It's not fair because the law hasn't done anything about it."
"What is the police saying about the assassination, and how is the investigation going?"
Priscilla Espat - Mother of Deceased "They are saying that my son is involved in drugs. That's not true; he is not a drug dealer. I know 100% that he works hard."
Footballers Greeted Liked Heroes In Grand Homecoming
TODAY it was a grand homecoming for the national football team, known internationally as the Belize Jaguars. They finished fourth in the Copa Centroamericana 2013.
It wasn't the outcome we might have hoped for as they lost the semi-final match against Costa Rica - and the third place game against El Salvador - both times by a score of one to nil.
But they came home to a heroes' welcome, nonetheless. And deservingly so, because this team did what no other Belizean National Football team had done before: they won a game in the regional cup - and didn't come home in last place! More than that, they had a number of respectable losses behind inspired play by goalkeeper Woodrow West. And so while they didn't shock the world, they did put them on notice that Belize's football programme is up and coming to contender status.
We were at the airport when they arrived today - and here's how the motorcade went:..
Ruperto Vicente, President - FFB
"This is a good feeling. It is an excellent show of support for our National Team - Belizeans coming out here to support us and certainly I am happy and this gives me great motivation to be able to continue the work and continue to build our Belizean football."
Harrison "Cafu" Roches - Forward - Belize National Team
"We really appreciate it. I feel happy to see people supporting us like this. This make us feel great."
Massive Collision On Northern Highway
There was a terrible traffic accident on the Northern highway on Saturday morning: It left one man dead and 10 persons injured. It happened at about 6:45 am between miles 31 and 32 when a southbound Toyota 4 Runner collided into a Tillett bus which was heading to Orange Walk.
The impact was massive, launching vehicle parts all across the road and ripping off half the body of the Four Runner which was left to look like it had been cut in half. The driver, Prison warden Juvencio Serrano was crushed in the driver's seat and died immediately. The bus driver 58 year old Carlos Herrera was also crushed behind the wheel of the bus. He survived though, but had serious injuries to his chest, face left arm and feet. He was taken to the Northern Regional Hospital while 10 other persons - passengers on the bus - received varying injuries. Most of them did not expect the impact, had no way of bracing for it, and were launched violently forward when the collision occurred.
Police say Serrano caused the accident when he lost control of his Toyota 4 Runner and collided into the bus.
Three Vehicle Collision In Corozal
And that wasn't the only accident involving a bus this weekend. As we told you on Friday night's news there was a three vehicle collision near the northern border. It happened between mile 88 and 89 AT 6:25 on a wet highway as night was falling.
A BBOC bus driven by 47 year old Christino Rodriguez was travelling from the border to Corozal Town with 35 passengers when a minivan driven by Jeremias Garcia crashed into the back of the bus.
Passengers from the bus walked out and two of them Doris Noh and Lillian Roches were knocked down when a third vehicle, a Subaru Legacy collided into the van causing injuries to its driver Jeremias Garcia as well as Noh and Roches.
22 year old Doris Noh had both feet apparently broken and one 37 year old Lillian Roches received a large wound on the right foot. 34 year old Jeremias Garcia received a wound to the right foot as well.
UB Students Protest
At the top of the newscast - we told you about the Union's protest which is scheduled for tomorrow in Belmopan. And while the unions will do it tomorrow, the University of Belize did it today. They held their protest against an increase in admission fees for new students. The issue has been on the back burner for weeks, but with no response from the Minister of Education, the UB student government moved it to the front burner with a protest in Belmopan today. It started at 8:30 am with a very modest crowd - but from there it gained some momentum. Not enough to shut down the school, and probably not enough to force any reaction from the ministry but certainly enough to give us a story. Monica Bodden has the story:..
Monica Bodden reporting
Over one hundred UB students marched off the University of Belize Belmopan Campus this morning and made their way through the streets of Belmopan and in front of the National Assembly.
They all held posters and chanted their dissatisfaction in the subsidy cut that has been imposed on new students.
Hope Amadi - President, UB Student Government
"Today demonstration we do hope that with the change the perception of people towards the subsidy cuts especially the minister for him to understand that the students are not happy with the cuts that has been imposed on the new students that are coming in. This issue started far away from 2006. In 2006 we had about 32% poverty rate and during that period the minister said that the poverty rate is too much for us to ask more from the students. It doesn't make any sense for we to ask more from the students. Today we are at about 44% poverty rate and if you said no in 2006 when the poverty rate was 30% plus why would you not imposed it when the poverty rate 40% plus, it doesn't make any sense. We are asking the minister to reconsider and allow the students on the subsidy that he has cut put it back for the students so that they can enjoy going to school and have a reason to go to school."
Dr. K Leslie Adresses UB Graduates
And while today the mood at UB was outspoken, on Saturday it was formal as the university marked its Sixteenth Commencement Exercises at its main Campus in Belmopan.
The 480 graduates received diplomas at the Associate, Bachelor, Certificate and Diploma levels. They also got to hear words of advice from keynote speaker, the Director of the Caribbean Community Climate Change Center, Dr. Kenrick R. Leslie who urged them to take charge of the future:..
Dr. Kenrick R. Leslie, Executive Dir., Climate Change Center
"You must ask yourself the question; what does all of this means to me? Here I mean not only what you have clean the University over the past years but also from the information that I have provided you today and since we all know we cannot escape the clutches on climate change. Your challenge to yourself must be what will I do about it. The key element of change is yourself. The attainment of resilience cannot only reside with our policy makers but with our youth and you represent that element. You first must be convinced, you must believe, you must be aggressive, you must be passionate, you must be committed to the cause to help our beloved country survive the ravages of climate change."
Man Charged For Trying To Kill
2 weeks ago, 7News told you about 20 year-old Kent Moss, a resident of Freedom Street, who was shot on January 15. Well, tonight 22 year-old Albert Moody, a resident of Jane Usher Boulevard, is in jail because police say that he was the gunman.
As we reported, Moss was on a verandah at #7099 Raccoon Street Extension, having a conversation with a friend, when a dark complexioned man came from behind a house and fired several shots at him.
He suffered 3 gunshot injuries, but survived after he was rushed to the KHMH. Police charged Moody with attempted murder, grievous harm, and use of deadly means of harm. He was arraigned today before Chief Magistrate Anne Marie Smith, who remanded him to prison due to the nature of the offenses.
Woman Robbed By Neighbors In Mahogany Heights
There was a burglary in Mahogany Heights over the weekend and the burglars are from the same community. It happened early Sunday morning just before 2. Neighbors noticed when 4 burglars pried opened the back door of Shelly Edwards's home. Edwards and her family were not at home at the time so neighbors alerted the police who responded quickly. The robbers escaped with a variety of items including a bag of soap power and ice-cream - but they didn't make very far after they were caught red-handed. We found out more from the homeowner Shelly Edwards:..
Shelly Edwards, Victim of Burglary
"I got a call from my neighbors stating that they burglarized my home. I went away for the weekend to spend my birthday with my mom. When I got that call I hurriedly came. I spoke to the police and they confirm that my home was burglarized. They told me that they retrieve the stuff and they got the culprits in custody."
"I could tell you that I have very good neighbors because they were the ones who call the police and alerted them about what was happening."
"How did the burglars gained access?"
Shelly Edwards, Victim of Burglary
"They gained entry through the back door. They used a crow bar to pry open the back door because the police have the crow bar, they found it in my yard. Because of the quick police response here they got the culprits."
The Sports Bar Effect
As we told you earlier, the National Football Team returned home today triumphant. True, they only went 1 - 1, and 3, but that one win was more than Belize has ever had in that regional tournament. And the losses - while still losses - were the most respectable Belize has ever had.
And yesterday afternoon, hopes were high as the team competed for 3rd place against El Salvador. Avid football fans and casual viewers were glued to their televisions watching in eager anticipation to see if Belize could pull it out.
That's what they were doing at Cholo Sports Bar in San Pedro. Our team was there on another story, but stopped in to share the excitement - because, let's be honest, this kind of international match featuring Belize doesn't happen too often.
We sampled the sentiment of the fans who were very proud to see their boys featured on the sports bar's 5 big screens for the first in a very long time.
Here's what they told us:
Rebecca Storms the Fashion World
While the football team got a motorcade, another Belizean who is getting major love from the public is the young fashion designer, Rebecca Stirm.
Viewers may remember that Stirm wowed the Caribbean Community with her talent for design by placing 3rd in season 2 of Jamaica's fashion designing reality TV series, Mission Catwalk.
And while she gave an admirable showing on the international scene, she is now being embraced by her Belizean fans. On Saturday night, her first Runway Show was held at the Princess Hotel.
7News attended what turned out to be a glamorous evening. Here's what Stirm told us about surprise of the overwhelming success:
Daniel Ortiz reporting
The Kings Room was packed on Saturday night, filled to capacity with socialites and local VIP's who waited in anticipation for the Rebecca Stirm Fashion Show.?
And, with more than 4 months in the making, she delivered.
The Passing Of a Union Giant
Tonight, on the eve of what promises to be a major protest by the Teacher's Union we note the passing of one man who was always on the frontline of those protests. John Pinelo career teacher, principal and former BNTU President passed away at his home in San Ignacio this weekend at the age of 64. He had been battling cancer for some years.
His family tells us Mr. John Pinelo was instrumental in molding the lives of many young Belizeans serving as either a teacher or principal for many of Belize's Schools including: Santa Elena R.C., Roaring Creek R.C., Sacred Heart Primary, Bullet Tree Falls R.C., Saint Francis Xavier R.C., Succotz R.C. and Sacred Heart College.
They add that Unionism in Belize is synonymous with the name John Pinelo.
Mr. Pinelo has been involved in the Belize National Teacher's Union since its inception serving as local branch officer for the San Ignacio and Benque Viejo Branches. He was elected to the National Presidency in 1984 for the first time and since then was re-elected five more times holding this position until April 2003.
Unions full day demonstration of government
A teacher’s demonstration has morphed into a massive protest; thousands are expected to show their muscle in Belmopan. It starts in about fourteen hours and teachers will be joined by other union members of the National Trade Union Congress when they descend on Independence Hill. The battle cry is over salary adjustments which the unions [...]
N.T.U.C.B. dismisses Chamber of Commerce comments
Last Friday, the Belize Chamber of Commerce and Industry issued a statement regarding the wage bill issue that stands to increase salary adjustments are approved by government. It said that compensation increases for public sector workers should be tied in with measurable performance improvements. The B.C.C.I. also said that it can’t condone the area of [...]
UB students’ small protest
While teachers will show their strength on Tuesday in Belmopan, this morning, the capital was also the venue for another protest. A group of students staged a small protest over government’s decision to cut off subsidies to the university. They say they want government to re-instate the funding because fees are unaffordable to new students. [...]
Priscilla Espat loses another son to murder
There was a vicious murder on the island of San Pedro, Ambergris Caye in the early hours of Saturday morning. Twenty-five year old Byron Estrada was stabbed multiple times as he socialized at a local club; he succumbed to his injuries soon after. At first glance it would appear to be a random murder unconnected [...]
A Swan song for a beleaguered family
The murder of twenty-five year old boat captain Byron Estrada came as a shock to his mother, but she is certainly no stranger to tragedy and no stranger to violent death and allegations that those deaths are drug related. When the dots are connected, a picture emerges linking the touristy tropical island of San Pedro [...]
One dead as SUV and bus collide on highway
Road traffic accidents are frequent on our highways and account for a significant percentage of deaths. But despite negative perception, serious accidents involving buses are not frequent. An accident early Saturday morning between a Tillett’s bus travelling from Belize City to Orange Walk and an SUV travelling in the opposite direction was particularly gruesome. One [...]
Villager stabs villager in attempted murder incident
Thirty-three year old Rene Murillo of August Pine Ridge has been charged with attempted murder, use of deadly means of harm and dangerous harm. On Sunday night, sixty-one year old farmer also of August Pine Ridge Casario Ku, reported that around eight thirty pm, while walking in the village, he was approached by Murillo who [...]
Shooting leads to Moody’s attempted murder charge
Over the weekend, twenty year old Albert Moody, a resident of Jane Usher Boulevard, was detained in connection with the shooting of Kent Moss. When he appeared before Magistrate Anne Marie Smith, Moody was slapped with three charges: attempted murder, grievous harm and use of deadly means of harm. Bail was denied and Moody [...]
Justice for Shelly Edwards; burglars caught
Four persons are tonight in big trouble after they were allegedly caught red handed with items stolen from the house of Shelly Edwards. According to reports, just after two on Saturday morning, Edward’s home in Mahogany Heights was burglarized and stolen were several items including a microwave, a sound system and several other items totaling [...]
“To Sir with Love,” B.N.T.U.’s Pinelo passes away
There is one face that won’t be at the N.T.U.C.B. protest in Belmopan. Former B.N.T.U. President, John Pinelo, had held the teachers union together for many years and led them through negotiations and protests with governments. Pinelo was in the frontline with the B.N.T.U. in the 2010 demonstration. The long-serving union president passed away over [...]
480 students graduate from UB
The University of Belize’s sixteenth commencement exercise was held at the Central Campus in Belmopan on Saturday. Four hundred and eighty students graduated and of that amount three hundred and thirty, roughly sixty-eight percent, were females. The President of the University of Belize, Doctor Cary Fraser congratulated the graduates while the guest speaker and Director [...]
Hero’s Welcome; Jaguars return home
The Belize National Football “A” Selection, also known as the Jaguars, returned to Belize today after making history in the Copa Centro Americana Games held in San Jose, Costa Rica. While the boys from Belize might not have won first place, they were the official big story of the competition, surprising regional football observers who [...]
Sports Monday highlights with James Adderley
Good evening, I’m James Adderley and this is Sports Monday. The Copa Centro Americana produced its 2013 Champion yesterday and while that honor does not belong to Belize, our national football team did make an enormous splash inside this event hosted at Costa Rica. For the 1st time Belize won a ballgame beating Nicaragua [...]