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The Legends lead in local 11-A-Side football tournament
The Ambergris Stadium was packed with cheering fans this past Saturday, April 6th and Sunday, April 7th as the 11-A-Side Football Tournament continued. Squaring off on Saturday was the team of United FC vs. the Jokers and Juventus vs. DFC United. The first game started at 6PM, and at the end of regulation, United FC spanked the Jokers 6-1! The second game started around 8PM, and it was a 3-3 draw between Juventus and DFC United. On Sunday, three games were played: Veterans vs. Lebanese Boys, Los Catrachos vs.Caye Caulker team and Dennis Construction vs. The Legends. With the first game starting at 1PM, the Lebanese faced off against the Veterans, winning the game 1-0. Los Catrachos and Caye Caulker team settled for a 2-2 tie in the second game that took place at 3PM. The last game for the day started at 5PM and the Legends delivered a blow-out 5-0 game against Dennis Construction team.
SPTC issues new driver’s licenses and learner’s permits
The San Pedro Town Council (SPTC) has issued a new look for driver licenses and learner’s permit. As of Tuesday April 9th, the SPTC will begin issuing a new PVC driver license card, which includes a protective holographic film layer to encase the information on the card. Of special note, the license now has a new feature: a blood type insert is included. This will aid doctors, nurses and police to quickly and easily identify a person’s blood type in case of emergencies that require a blood transfusion. According to Councilor Kenrick Bracket, whose portfolio includes Traffic, the new license and learner’s permit is more durable and authentic. While the previous driver’s license was a laminated type written card, this new digitally made license will now fit universal standards.New Drivers License-2
Costa Maya Committee announces 2013 Festival dates
Karen-Jordan-1The 2013 International Costa Maya Festival dates have been confirmed. On August 1st through August 4th, Belize’s biggest International Festival will be bringing top notch entertainment to La Isla Bonita once again. The venue remains the same: the old football field, which is currently undergoing aesthetic changes under the Sustainable Tourism Project.
Of exciting note is the fact that during the Belize Fashion Week event taking place April 12th – 13th, Reina de la Costa Maya 2012’s first runner-up Karen Jordan Beitia will be officially crowned Reina de la Costa Maya. This is because the winner of the pageant, Mexico’s Natalia Villanueva was married in February of 2013. According to the pageant regulations, the Reina de la Costa Maya must be single (not married).
As the new beauty ambassador, Karen Jordan will be back on the island for the Costa Maya Festival 2013 and will be crowning the winner for this year’s pageant. Everyone is asked to start preparing for an amazing four-day festival of fun, as the committee will be in full gear to bring entertainment to the island once again.
Que viva el Festival de la Costa Maya!
International Costa Maya Festival 2013 Announced for August 1 to 4
After much speculation and anticipation, we believe that many will be pleased to know that the International Costa Maya Festival in San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, will go forward for this year. Word just arrived to Ambergris Today from the organizing committee that the festival has been set for August 1 and run until August 4, 2013.
The announcement came a bit late this year as for the speculations that there might not have been any festival this year. Construction of the Sunset Boardwalk at the old football field (venue of the festival) seemed to be getting in the way, but it does not seem so. The committee will get back to work in organizing another spectacular festival that brings so much entertainment and revenue for the island and Belize.
Hurricane Season 2013 Prediction Released
The 2013 hurricane season is still more than a month away, but predictions have been released on how active it will be. On average for the last thirty years, there have been about 12 named tropical storms, that is, storms with peak winds of 40 miles per hour or greater, of which six become hurricanes with peak winds of 74 miles per hour or greater, and approximately three become major hurricanes, ranked Category 3 or higher with sustained winds of over 130 miles per hour or greater.
The Weather Channel has released its first 2013 Atlantic hurricane season outlook, calling for another active season. The forecast calls for a total of 16 named storms, 9 of which are expected to become hurricanes, including 5 major hurricanes (Category 3 or higher on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale).
Stylish Dining at O Restaurant, Las Terrazas
The modern and sleek O Restaurant at Las Terrazas, San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, is a great restaurant that offers a very diverse selection of food, from seafood to steaks to pastas and is fast becoming a premier dining destination on the island.
The uniquely named restaurant ‘O’ is inspired by the world famous scuba diving site, the Great Blue Hole of Belize. The building is surrounded by water as if the centerpiece of an elaborate fountain and the inside décor is reminiscent of the cool colors found at the Blue Hole with a light and elegant touch of a nautical theme. A brightly blue-tiled counter of its Top Shelf Bar mimics the brilliant color of the summer sky, where you can enjoy a great selection of Caribbean-inspired cocktails, including a well-edited wine list.
The dining area at O Restaurant is not very large, but seating is well spaced out and very comfortable; plus you have the option of dining outside around the 70’ infinity pool or arrange for more private dining on the beach or atop the restaurants Rooftop Lounge.
Misc Belizean Sources
Jim Hanna Obituary
IN LOVING MEMORY OF -
James (Jim) Robert Hanna -
WHO WENT HOME ON MARCH 31, 2013.
Born in Amityville, NY on July 11, 1954 to Alberta Durkin and Marcus Alonzo Hanna III. Jim grew up in Elyria, OH. He attended St. Edward’s high school through the 9th grade in Cleveland, OH while living at St. Anthony’s Home for Boys on the west side. At 14 yrs. old he ran away from the home to Springfield, Vermont where he lived with the Hennessy family.
Public Hearings on Waste Management
Sale and export of illegal rosewood
Citizens Organized for Liberty through Action (COLA) views the sudden announcement of an amnesty for sale and export of illegal rosewood flitches as a ‘knife in the back’ and contrary to the sworn duty of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry to protect and safeguard our natural resources.
The timing of this amnesty – with the Minister and Chief Forest Officer out of the country – is beyond suspicious. Despite Cabinet having taken an official decision to impose the moratorium, this amnesty went into effect in the absence of Minister Alamilla but it appears to have been government-sanctioned. This appearance of corruption in a Cabinet decision, turning back on its previous one, reflects badly on the collective responsibility of Cabinet to Belizeans. Furthermore, those left in charge appear not to be interested in monitoring the exporters coming to the Forestry Department compound in Belmopan for the next two weeks to cart off their ill-gotten gains. We can only say that someone appears to be interested in collecting their profits at the cost of national pride and dignity.
Falcon Field NW Sets Signs
The Falcon Field Neighborhood Watch, one of the newer of the 20 or so neighborhood watches around Cayo, has gotten their 8 signs, and has been setting them up around the area. The neighborhood watches are working, and crime is down by 20%. Keep up the great work!
"On Monday night we were given our 8 signs which we were more than anxious to put up the following day. Mr. Bart and Cheming did all the work. Eva and I were there for the pics and emotional support. We are truly grateful to them and on behalf of the entire group I would like to extend an enormous thank you to them. Now the whole country can see that we The Falcon Field N.W. are serious and committed to keeping OUR neighbourhood SAFE."
SHC Auditorium Progress for March
The Sacred Heart College auditorium is coming along nicely. In the last 2 weeks, the progress has been astounding.
SI United Game Day Photos
The San Ignacio United have posted some pictures from their last 3 games. They are in 4th place, which does qualify them for the semi-finals. They play the Placencia Assassins this Sunday at Broaster Stadium. Good luck!
"Pics From our last three games. (Verdes, Barcelona and Police)"
'Show Off Belize' Video Competition
Amber Sunset Jungle Lodge, located in Cayo off of the George Price Highway, is having a video contest where you can win 2 nights at their lodge. They are asking for 30 second videos of people doing fun things around Belize. Unfortunately, fb is part of the competition, but then again, that's about all it's useful for. The contest ends on May 31st.
"Summer is just around the corner and we have something fantastic to give away in our Show off Belize Video Competition! We are giving away 2 nights for two."
Miss Belize in Miss Humanity International
Idolly Saldivar will be representing Belize in the Miss Humanity International pageant, which will be in July on Barbados. You might remember Idolly from the 2011 Miss Costa Maya pageant, where she did a great job as Miss Belize. They are currently doing the people's choice online voting poll, and Miss Belize is in 3rd place, just behind Mexico and Portugal. Help her get to 1st place! Good luck, Idolly!
Belizean Reggaeton at its Peak! Lo Que Siento Por Ti [VIDEO]
Lo Que Siento Por Ti by Chami-Ka featuring Melonie Gillett Official Video. Lo Que Siento Por Ti Music Video - Chami-Ka featuring Melonie Gillett. Reggaeton Music. Shot in beautiful Belize at Robert's Grove Beach Resort.
Director: Melonie Gillett
Production by: 3D Prototype Animation and Metamorph Creatives
COLA Says GOB IS Up To No Good With Rosewood
Last night, 7News told you about the Rosewood Amnesty: a 19 day suspension of the moratorium during which Rosewood dealers can recover their confiscated product from government, bring out all those flitches they’ve been hiding, and sell it all, most likely on the export market where it fetches top dollar.
The decision has stirred public outrage because it seems to be a complete reversal in policy for Ministry of Forestry, which enacted the moratorium 13 months ago to conserve the precious but rare hardwood because it was being rapidly depleted.
The fact remains, however, that rosewood is a valuable commodity, and millions of dollars in wealth was sitting on the ground at the Forestry Department. The official position put out in a press release yesterday is that quote, “The Ministry has decided to…allow the sale/export of already harvested rosewood over the (amnesty) period…to avoid the complete loss of value. As we understand it, Government will share 50/50 in the proceeds of sales of all confiscated Rosewood.
Though all the details are not known – it’s an unusual arrangement that illegal traders should profit from legitimate sales of confiscated product.
The first organization, which has come out publicly against the amnesty, is the Citizens Organized for Liberty through Action (COLA). Today, the organization’s president, Giovanni Brackett, told 7News that it has the appearance of government corruption:
Family Spared In OW After Mattress Catches Fire
Tonight, a family in Trial Farm Village is lucky to have escaped a terrible end after their mattress caught on fire early this morning. It happened in the area of Blackwater Creek where 29 year old Karina Barkely, 25 year old Douglas Leslie and 3 year old Natasha Regalado were sleeping when a fish coil set fire to their mattress. The mother, step-father and daughter escaped with burns to their hands stomach and face. We can’t say how severe the burns are, because they are still being treated.
They lived in a wooden house with five other persons – and this morning at around 3:00, a family member smelled smoke and got up to find the mattress on fire with the three sleeping on it.
They all scrambled out of the house, which burned to the ground.
It is of important historical note that in September of 2006 – in the same Trial farm village in the Orange Walk District, Two children, 2 and 6 years old died in a home fire caused by candles.
Alleged Ice-Pick Attacker to Court
Last night, we told you about 26 year-old Candelario Lemus, the man who tried to rob a bus driver in front of his passengers on Saturday using an icepick.
As we reported, report, Eldon Chiac, was on his route on Princess Margaret Drive and he stopped his bus so that passengers could get out. After some passengers got off, Lemus rushed inside and grabbed Chiac by the shoulder, in an attempt to stab him with an ice pick.
Chiac struggled with Lemus and was stabbed with the icepick, but he managed to escape. Lemus took that time to grab Chiac’s purse inside the bus, which contained $275 in the day’s proceeds. He didn’t get very far, however, because Chiac pursued him, and managed to keep him in sight until police intervened and arrested him.
Mentally Unstable Man Attacked Hofius Boss Jackie Roe
47 year-old Kirk Nicholas is spending the second night of a 2 year sentence after he was convicted of aggravated assault against a well-known businesswoman. Jackie Roe, the Managing Director of Hofius on Albert Street, testified that on May 8, 2012, she was walking on Albert Street when she heard a commotion behind her. She said that she looked back and saw that a man she later identified as Kirk Nicholas coming behind her with a knife in his hand.
Nicholas reportedly had the knife held high and suddenly stabbed at her shoulder, but Roe managed to shield herself from injury by putting her purse in the path of the knife. Nicholas didn’t get a second attempt because civilians in the area came restrained Nicholas.
Roe said that the next day, she was driving at the corner of Orange Street and East Canal when she saw Nicholas again, and he was standing in front of a store. She said that Nicholas recognized her, and immediately advanced on her vehicle in a threatening manner. She drove away, and went straight to the police station and reported the second terrifying encounter. Several days later, police arrested and charged Nicholas with aggravated assault.
Youth Explains Why McDonald’s In Cold Canada Is An Option
Many times before on this newscast we’ve told you about the group from Western Canada. We have spoken many times to the employers but we’ve never had a chance to speak with the prospective employee. And that’s because even though we’ve asked for interviews, most are a little bit shy about saying that they are out of work and willing to take a job in another country.
But today we had the opportunity to speak with 18 year old Lloyd Gill – a 4th form Business student of Sadie Vernon High School who is unashamed; he feels like this is his big ticket to a future he could not otherwise afford
Lloyd Gill - Student of Sadie Vernon
"Every year graduates come out of school and it takes them a long while to get a job with a High School Diploma. So this will be a good opportunity for me and other graduates that are coming out of High School to get this job because it's a once in a life time opportunity. So that is why I think this job will be a good opportunity for everyone."
"Are you aware of how cold it gets in Saskatewan, Canada?"
"Well mam' I'm aware that it gets really cold, colder than how Belize gets. But I have to make sacrifices if I want to make it ahead in this world. Maybe if I get a job and pay so that I can go to college, I will then have a degree and I could get something better."
Jack Charles Wants To Share On Son’s Birthday
He’s one of the biggest wholesalers of food products in Belize, but when it comes to his son Vansh’s Birthday, Jack Charles always keeps it humble and unique. Two years ago, he held a massive birthday party for his son in the biggest room at the Princess – and the guests were all the children countrywide who shared his son’s birthday – April 19th.
This year, he’s got a similar idea, but with a twist. He wants to give all those April 19th children countrywide a super-sized gift-bag and a gift certificate – and he’ll do it here at Channel 7’s office.
Here’s how it will work: starting next week Monday, April 15th and continuing to Friday, April 19th, all children 12 and under who are born on April 19th, between the years 2001 and 2012 can come to Channel 7 – with a proof of their birth date to pick up their gift bag and a gift certificate. Today, Jack Charles told us why he’s doing it
Jack Charles - Owner of Extra House
"Well we are celebrating Vansh’s Birthday, my son, and we did this event last year also where we had called all the kids 12 years and under born on 19th of April from Belize City at that time to come and attend the party and celebrate their birthday along with my son. Since last year we didn't have time to invite all the kids from throughout the country. I received several - good amount of text messages, like why were they left out last year.
Man Convicted Of Sex With Teen
36 year-old Arden Middleton, the man who was charged with unlawful carnal knowledge against a 14 year-old girl, was convicted today in the courtroom of Justice Troadio Gonzalez.
The minor testified that on July 13, 2011, she was sitting on the verandah of Little Wilt’s Place on Caesar Ridge Road. She asked Middleton to use the bathroom, and he showed her where it was. The minor continued that when she went inside, Middleton followed her and had intercourse with her.
How Belize Can Join Caribbean Export
Caribbean Export and Development Agency, the regional organization for trade investment development and promotion, was in Belize today to hold a workshop for small business owners in Belize who have aspirations to expand and export their services.
It’s part of the agency’s program where prospective private sector members can access funding under the Direct Assistance Scheme, and today 7News stopped by the all-day seminar to speak to one of the facilitators.
He told us that there are some strict requirements that the business owners must meet, but it represents a major opportunities for these companies:
Christoper McNair - Facilitator, Caribbean Export Development Agency
"What we're doing this time around in Belize, is we are doing a direct assistant grant proposal workshop. We have a mechanism called 'The Direct assistant Scheme' that provide grant funding to small companies looking to export their services and products. So what we are doing here is actually teaching people how to prepare their proposal for submissions to the process to be considered a grant. We have two funding mechanism under the grant, we have what we call 'Accelerated', that goes up to about 5,000 Euros, then we have the regular program which goes up to 30,000 Euros. On the last call we had, last year, we had five companies from Belize benefiting from under the scheme. We thought Belize as an importan partner for us, we thought it was important to come back here to work again with the firms to build their capacity to write better proposals to further benefit from the program. So that is essentially why we are here.
G. Mike Fundraising For His Health
Regular viewers of the evening news should remember G Michael Reid from his days as police press officer between 2000 and 2008. Up to when he got his walking papers from the police press office after the change of government in 2008, he was active and robust, but since then his health has taken a sharp turn for the worse.
He’s in the grips of an advanced stage of rheumatoid arthritis which is a debilitating immunological disorder. Now it’s gotten so bad that he needs a hip replacement. It will be his second and after years of seeking treatment home and abroad, he’s run low on funds for the procedure, which is why he is fund raising. He told us a little bit about his condition and how you can help out without giving a handout.
G Michael Reid - Fundraising for Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatment
"A very debilitating disease, it tends to affect all the joints. It wears away the cartilage from between the bones so if you can imagine it's bones rubbing against bone, which is extremely painful. We're trying to do some fund raising, it's an extremely expensive thing when you get sick, as everybody knows. I had to have a previous hip operation, I was able to take care of that but all the medicines and a couple of trips to Merida and all that trying to get results has depleted basically all the funds. So I've had the need to reach out. The average working class person, I think the way, the best way to do that is a BBQ sale where you're giving back something, they're helping you, but they are getting something back in return. The BBQ is going for $6.00 a plate and everybody has to eat. If you go out there and try to find a decent meal, you're not going to get that for less than $6.00. So I think it's a fair exchange and in return, though, I'm getting a lot of help.
Guatemala Foreign Minister To OAS
The Guatemalan foreign minister Fernando Carrera was in Washington DC today to meet with the OAS Permanent Council. Their business was the discussion of the draft Declaration of the 43rd OAS General Assembly, to be held in the city of Antigua, Guatemala between June 4 and 6, 2013. The subject of that meeting will be: “Toward a Comprehensive Anti-Drug Policy in the Americas." At this time, there is no report on whether he had any side meeting with the OAS Secretary General Jose Miguel Insulza on the Belize-Guatemala issue.
In other news from Guatemala, multiple newspapers in that country report that the Guatemalan government has acquired 6 new Brazilian made aircraft at a cost of 133 million US dollars. The planes will be used reportedly to stem deforestation, illegal occupation and other illegal activities in an area called the Maya Biosphere, which covers more than eight thousand square miles in the Peten region. A large part of that the area borders Belize’s Chiquibul Forest.
This comes 3 months after 30 Guatemalan agents who are part of a Special Unit of the Police were stationed in the Peten, along its border with Belize to protect Guatemala’s natural resources from incursions and deforestation.
Did You Feel A Slight Shake?
Did you feel a very slight tremor today at about 1:15? We did and when we checked there was an earthquake! It happened near San Juan Pueblo Honduras. That’s about 100 miles north of Tegucigalpa, Honduras and right along the Motagua fault which caused a major earthquake that affected southern Belize in May 2009.
This one, though, was not a major earthquake; it only measured 5.5 on the Richter scale. A spokesman for emergency services in Honduras said there were no immediate reports of damage.
Even In Transition, Cycling Still Beset By Controversy
A week ago, 7News told you about the impending elections for the Belize Cycling Association which will to be held using the federation rules which had been under dispute, but are now finally accepted. The process is now underway and on Sunday, the elections were held to field Federation representatives for the western region. Incumbent and embattled cycling Association president, Emil Moreno, was re-elected, along with the Vice-President candidate on his slate, Gilroy Requena.
One of the candidates, Daniel Cano, has since come forward to protest the results based on an irregularity. In his formal protest letter to the elections’ oversight body, the National Olympic Committee, he says that the committee’s representatives allowed a mass registration on Sunday, and allowed them to vote in the elections.
Today, Cano, whose protest has been documented, and is being allowed a hearing by the NOC, spoke to 7News. He explained why those members who registered on Sunday should not have been allowed to vote.
Daniel Cano - Vice President Aspirant, Cycling West
"I did a larger protest at that election, even before the election started on the grounds that on the morning of the elections there was a mass registration of new members to be able to vote in that elections. My concern is that goes contrary to what was agreed at a special general meeting held on March 2nd where there was cut off deadline of March 11th where people had to register by then to vote in the elections. You could still register afterward and be a member of the association but you would not be able to vote if you weren't registered by March 11th.
U-19 Team Ready For King James
Two Months ago, the Belize Basketball Association began to recruit talented basketball players around the country who are under 19. It’s part of their plan to prepare a team to compete in Belize’s second appearance at the King James Tournament in the US State of Ohio from April 26 – 28.
It’s been an extended period of recruitment and training, and today the team’s coach, Bernie Tarr, caught up with 7News today to update us on the last-minute preparations being made before the team leaves in a few days.
He told us that he feels that this year’s team is a lot more prepared than last year's
Bernie Tarr – Coach
"You know it's been a long process and it seems that its coming along very well. This past weekend we had the opportunity to travel to Cayo and Dangriga and played some games against the lower competition. We played the Western Ballers Senior Team, two games in Cayo and down in Dangriga we played the U-26 elect team. It was very very good. We were missing some players in Cayo and then we were missing a player in Dangriga so we learned a lot about our team. These are things we didn't do last year; we didn't get a chance to play against really superior competition until we got to the tournament so I think we got ahead of the curve. With all the verbal commitments of donations, I've been beating those doors down and shaking the trees on that. But just finalizing the paper work, we're going for Visas, I believe on Monday and so we're ahead by a few days from last year. We're planning on departing on Friday. You know just to touch base with the schools and principals, it's just a crazy time right now, so I appreciate them working with us. There are a lot of college coaches that have contacted me already and they look forward to seeing us."
Returning rosewood to dealers engaged in illegal activity
Rosewood is once again in the media spotlight; that is, confiscated or harvested rosewood. The much sought after timber first got all this attention because millions of dollars worth of its flitches were seized from illegal loggers even when a moratorium was in place. Now, ironically, it is getting all this attention because government is [...]
Wil Maheia says rosewood amnesty is invitation to criminals
But while government is ominously silent on the rosewood issue, public outrage has been fast and furious and very loud. This morning on the airwaves, Belizeans called the decision to return the illegally harvested rosewood shameful and disgraceful. Today, News Five spoke to Toledo activist Wil Maheia, who has been involved in the fight to [...]
COLA outraged by rosewood fiasco
And the very active COLA, represented by its vocal president Giovanni Brackett, weighed in on the rosewood issue this afternoon as well. He says his organization is outraged, and will do whatever is necessary to call out the government to right what they see as an egregious wrong. Giovanni Brackett, President, COLA “There are [...]
John Saldivar attacks free media (Patrick Andrews and Plus TV)
Belmopan-based Plus TV is being sued for libel by the area representative, Minister John Saldivar over a response made by Rise and Shine co-host, Patrick Andrews to a question posed by Minister of Education, Patrick Faber late last year. Now, libel suits are considered par for the course to media houses, but Louis Wade and [...]
Someone called him crazy, so he attacked a businesswoman
In the Belize City Courts, on Tuesday, forty-seven year old Kirk Nicholas began serving a two-year sentence for aggravated assault, following a psychiatric evaluation during which he was determined fit to stand trial. On May eighth, 2012, he was accused of attacking fifty-two year old businesswoman Jackie Roe with a knife, as she was walking [...]
Verde given green light by mistake for court appearance
GST Supervisor, Reynaldo Verde, remains behind bars tonight waiting for a bail application to be heard by the Supreme Court. On Easter Sunday, Verde was detained by police for shooting a man with his licensed firearm. He was arraigned in the San Pedro Magistrate Court last Wednesday and remanded to the Belize Central Prison since [...]
Shopkeeper guilty of carnal knowledge
Guilty! That’s the verdict against thirty-nine year old Arden Middleton, a shop keeper who was accused of carnally knowing a fourteen year old girl. It took the jury of six men and three women only three hours to reach a unanimous decision. Inside the courtroom of Justice Troadio Gonzalez, Middleton appeared sad and shook his [...]
COLA condemns Guatemala’s proposed passports
The news that Guatemala has put out to tender four million passports which will feature a map in which Belize is included as a disputed part of its territory appears to have been greeted with indifference by officials in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. But the always fiery President of COLA Giovanni Brackett, whose name [...]
A P.U.P. government would ban Guatemalan with offensive passport
The People’s United Party and its membership have been engaging in a series of consultations formulating a position on whether or not Belize should take its case to the International Court of Justice. While those consultations continue, they have rejected Guatemala’s proposals to amend the Referendum Act. The P.U.P. has taken a bold stance on [...]
3 second earthquake occurred near Tela, Atlantida
At two minutes past two this afternoon, a five point five magnitude earthquake occurred near Tela, Atlantida which shook up other areas in north, central and southern Honduras. It lasted about three seconds and while no deaths have been reported so far, telephone and electricity lines were interrupted. The earthquake was felt in north-eastern Guatemala [...]
Caribbean Export Development Agency and Direct Assistance Grants
The Caribbean Export Development Agency is in town, and that’s good news for businesses which could use some financial assistance in a wide variety of areas, from equipment modernization to market research and testing and nearly everything in between. Caribbean Export receives funding from the European Development Fund, and acts as the agency to pass [...]
Female athlete tryouts for U-17 Central American Tournament
Twenty-one female athletes seventeen years and under are being offered an opportunity of a lifetime…to represent Belize internationally in the football sport. On Saturday, the Football Federation of Belize and the National Women’s Football Committee will host open tryouts this Saturday at eight-thirty a.m. at the F.F.B. Stadium in Belmopan. The goal is to pool [...]
Water rates won’t increase for a year
The price of butane gas went down today and another utility bill that won’t see an increase is water for a year. The Belize Water Services Limited made a proposal to the Public Utilities Commission that there should be no Annual Review Proceeding to determine tariffs which means that water rates remain unchanged for the [...]