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Second pair of siblings missing in the south
A second pair of siblings is missing from the south. The Rash children went missing in August 2010 and they were never found. Tonight Independence Police are on the lookout [...]
Mayan King Employee chopped to death
And even as they launch a manhunt for the missing siblings, Police are also investigating the murder of a Guatemalan national yesterday evening. Isaac Gutierrez, an employee of Mayan King [...]
Man pleads guilty to Attempted Murder of GF’s nephew
Last week, ten Belizeans were deported from the U.S. after completing their sentences for crimes committed in that country. Another deportee is currently facing time behind bars for crimes in [...]
Cop acquitted of manslaughter
Today, the second policeman alleged to be involved in the shooting death of O’Neil Anthony Jones in February 2010 walked out of the Supreme Court a free man. PC Lazaro [...]
SATIIM files injunction to prevent drilling in forest reserve
The Sarstoon Temash Institute of Indigenous Management (SATIIM) will be hosting a press conference on Tuesday, to discuss a claim filed in the Supreme Court of Belize by SATIIM and [...]
Miss Gay Goddess Belize 2013
On Saturday, protestors in favor of the existing laws of Belize took to the streets of Corozal Town in demonstration against the content of the Revised Gender Policy 2013, as [...]
Uh oh; Boledo machine giving problems
The thirtieth weekly drawing of the Sunday Lottery Draw was an unusual one, as in the middle of the drawing there was a malfunction of the automated lottery and jackpot [...]
Arlington Drive resident lucky to be alive
Thirty-one year old Marlon Usher, a resident of Arlington Drive, Belize City, is lucky to be alive tonight, following a shooting incident over the weekend during which he was injured. [...]
Five women and knives at Iguana Street Party
A house party being held at a residence on Iguana Street Extension on Saturday night ended in bloodshed when a group of women turned on each other with knives. Shortly [...]
Mother accused of killing 3 infants receives new psychologist
Twenty-two-year-old Felicia Chen, who police claim is responsible for the murder of three of her four young children on Saturday, April 27, 2013, at Belizean Beach, reappeared in court today. [...]
Visually Impaired boy prepares to dive the Blue Hole
Fourteen-year-old Rowan Garel, the visually impaired teenager who conquered Victoria Peak two years ago, was set to dive the Blue Hole on Tuesday; however, plans to make the descent below [...]
Olympian Kaina Martinez holds a camp for Seine Bight kids
Garel is providing inspiration to many youths to show them that anyone can achieve as long as they make the effort. That is also the same spirit that Belizean Olympian, [...]
UWI and Global Parish’s open mic night for poets
Rowan Garel and Kaina Martinez are two outstanding Belizeans that are motivating youths. The Global Parish Project, sponsored by the Central American Regional Security Initiative, is also honing the skills [...]
Conference of the Caribbean Association of Principals of Secondary Schools
The twenty-fourth biennial conference of the Caribbean Association of Principals of Secondary Schools started today with pomp and circumstance as delegations from across the Caribbean converged at the San Ignacio [...]
What does BAPPS think of IDB report on education in Belize?
Last week, we reported on an independent report commissioned by the Inter-American Development Bank that indicated that Belize’s education system is in a crisis. The report said that Belize is [...]
Weekend sporting highlights with James Adderley
Good evening, I’m James Adderley and this is Sports Monday. If you thought5 the bitter rivalry between Belize Telemedia and Fresca Lady Rebels couldn’t get any hotter, well you’re [...]
Taiwanese Students Visit Belize Through Exchange Program
Belize and Taiwan have renewed cooperation to cover a number of cultural youth initiatives. Love News Reporter, Hipolito Novelo filed this report on a new signing that took place today. HIPOLITO NOVELO REPORTING HIPOLITO NOVELO “For the fourth year in a row, Belize and the...
Credit Union in Northern Belize Marks Another Milestone
The La Inmaculada Credit Union has been around for decades providing service to residents of Orange Walk Town. The institution has seen steady growth on all levels throughout the years and on Saturday it marked another milestone. We get the details in this report from reporter Ava Dia...
Police Accused of Excessive Force in Western Belize
Two residents of the Las Flores area in Belmopan visited Love News today to make an allegation of police abuse of power on residents of their community. Jorge Polanco and Glendis Baches allege that on June first a police patrol approached a group of boys who was in the front of Baches&rsquo...
Territorial Volunteers Plan Overnight Expedition at the Belize/Guatemala Border
The Belize Territorial Volunteers, headed by People’s National Party Leader, Will Maheia, is planning to take another expedition to the border in southern Belize to mark the area. The venture is planned for this coming Saturday and according to Maheia, what’s different about thi...
Police Officer Acquitted of Charges in Fatal Shooting
Thirty year old police constable Lazaro Catch, charged with abetment to commit manslaughter in the fatal shooting of Jamaican national O’Neil Anthony Jones, was acquitted of the charge today in the court of Justice John Gonzalez. The prosecution, represented by Crown Counsel Leroy Banner, c...
Two Children Reported Missing; Did Grandfather Kidnap Grandchildren?
Two children of Cowpen Village in the Stann Creek District went missing on Wednesday and after the matter was reported to police, it was discovered that the children were abducted by their grandfather. Felix Romero says that his son, eight year old Jairo Nehemiah Romero and daughter, nine y...
Young Boy Drowns in Northern Belize
A ten year-old boy reportedly drowned on Sunday in Shipyard Village, Orange Walk. Police say that they were called out to Camp 10 I Shipyard where they saw the body of 10 year old Johan Schmitt, a student of Camp 14. He was lying next to a pond and had no signs of injuries. Poli...
Shot While Socializing in Belize City
A man was reportedly shot in his elbow while socializing on Saturday night in Belize City. It happened shortly after nine on Saturday night while 31 year old Marlon Usher was with friends drinking near an alley by Southside Butane Gas Depot on Central American Boulevard. Police say th...
Five Females Stabbed Following Invasion of Party Crashers
Five females were reportedly stabbed during a party that got out of hand and led to a fight in the wee hours of Sunday morning. Police say that at around 2:40 that morning, they were summoned to the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital where they observed the five females, including a minor, with...
Instilling The Word OF God Through Summer Programs
Summer programs across the country continue in efforts of keeping students busy and off the streets. While we often feature summer programs that take place here in town, tonight the...
LICU Inaugurates Training Centre And Marketing Facility
On April 18th 2012 the Government of Belize through the Ministry of Economic Development Commerce and Industry and Consumer Protection, with funding from the European Union approved the SEDDAT 2...
Pro-Constitution March Reaches Corozal, The Message Is The Same
Since the release of the National Revised Gender Policy 2013 back in the month of May, opposition has been strong. No to the gender policy and no to UNIBAM...
Tragedy Hits the Mennonite Community As Ten Year Old Drowns
Tonight the Mennonite community of Shipyard in the Orange Walk District is mourning the death of one of their own after he drowned. Tragedy hit the small community yesterday afternoon...
Search For Missing Children Continues
Tonight the search continues for siblings’ 9-year-old Fanny Romero and 8-year-old Jairo Romero of Cowpen Village, Stann Creek who were abducted, reportedly by their maternal grandfather. According to their...
Jaguars down; not out!
The Belize Jaguars’ returned Wednesday from the 2013 Gold Cup without a win, but all is not lost, as the experience has inspired major changes for Belizean football, FFB president Ruperto Vicente said Thursday.
Prime Minister intervened to stop Constitutional rights violations
The Belize Police Department’s continued violations of 28-year-old Deon Bruce’s rights only ended because Prime Minister Dean Barrow intervened, Bruce’s attorney Kareem Musa said Tuesday. Police arrested Bruce, who is wanted by the United States government, last Thursday, but had completely prevented his family and lawyers from seeing or [...]
Jamaican gay rights activist challenging Belize immigration law at the CCJ
Maurice Arnold Tomlinson, a Jamaican attorney and gay rights activist is challenging a section of Belize’s Immigration Law, and seeking leave for his claim to be heard at the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ).
Honing raw talent in Belize
Throughout history sports have been a key component in the building of a nation that is productive, competitive, motivated and healthy. The Greeks, who are credited with being the first to create organized sporting, saw in it not only a way to foster healthy competition between individuals, but they also [...]
Belize tickets Cuba to Gold Cup 2nd round
The Belize Jaguars’ 4-0 loss to the Cuban national team in Hartford Connecticut on Tuesday, July 16, gave Cuba their ticket into the quarterfinals of 2013 Gold Cup, where they will take on Panama. The Belize team was coming off a 1-0 loss to Costa Rica at the Rio Tinto [...]
WIN Belize supports 2013 Gender Policy
The Revised National Gender Policy 2013 has come under fire from several critics ever since the National Women’s Commission launched it on May 16. But the Women’s Issues Network of Belize (WIN-Belize) has come out in full support of it, and said so in in a press release on Wednesday, [...]
Belize will get $5M Tilapia Hatchery Taiwan will help to build it.
The Government of Taiwan is going to help the Department of Agriculture in Belize to build a $5 million tilapia hatchery at Center Farm in the Cayo District.
Biscayne man detained for unlicensed shotgun
Senior Magistrate Sharon Frazer remanded Robert Dominguez, 33, to the Belize Central Prison on Monday after he failed produce a valid license for his 16 gauge shotgun.
House of Representatives mace bearer faces criminal charges
Brian “Yellow Man” Audinett, 31, the Mace Bearer for the House of Representatives was arraigned in the Belize City Magistrate’s Court on a string of criminal charges. Audinett was charged along with Allan Dale Kelly, 30, another well known UDP supporter and Ministry of Housing employee, for allegedly assaulting 44-year-old [...]
Egypt turmoil: Interim cabinet sworn in
A new interim Egyptian government has been sworn in, with army chief Gen Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, who led the ousting of Mohammed Morsi, becoming deputy PM as well as defence minister. Hazem al-Beblawi is the new PM, under the interim President Adly Mansour.
Fugitive Edward Snowden applies for asylum in Russia
Fugitive US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden has applied for temporary asylum in Russia, officials say. The Federal Migration Service confirmed he had completed the relevant paperwork at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport, where he has been for the past three weeks.
Are you a mosquito magnet?
If you feel as if every mosquito in a 50-mile radius has you locked in its sights, while your friends are rarely bitten, you could be right! Up to 20 percent of us are highly alluring to mosquitoes—and scientists have discovered some surprising reasons.
Late nights sap children’s brain power
Late nights and lax bedtime routines can blunt young children’s minds, research suggests. The findings on sleep patterns and brain power come from a UK study of more than 11,000 seven-year-olds.
Barney Brown, Anwar Barrow & Salvador Alvarado win Weekend Warriors race
Barney Brown won the “A” category, Anwar Barrow won the “B” category and Salvador Alvarado won the “C” category of the Weekend Warriors’ race from Cotton Tree to Belize City on the George Price Highway on Sunday, July 14.
Roaring Creek, Camalote United & Ontario Rebels win in Cayo softball
Roaring Creek Grace Kennedy, undefeated Camalote United and the Ontario Rebels enjoyed victories when the Miley Garcia softball competition continued under the auspices of the Cayo Softball Association in Las Flores on Sunday, July 14.
Lighthouse Lager’s Rock Paper Scissors Tournament Sends Two to the Belize Nationals
Rock Paper Scissors (or Roshambo) is a silly game that nerdy kids play to settle disputes. I mean seriously…Two players tossing out random hand gestures seems like only a game of chance or dumb luck and well…pretty boring. Right? Wrong! Not in Belize when Belikin Beer is running the show. Saturday night Lighthouse Lager hosted ...
New hope from the Global Climate Change Summit held In Belize
Cayo, Belize is more than just the home of The Lodge at Chaa Creek; the once sleepy little town of San Ignacio is now a place where all kinds of things happen.
Climate experts from all over the world met there this week (18 July 2013) to discuss one of those environmental issues of burning interest to all of us here – the very real problem of climate change.
(Those of you who do not believe in human-created climate change can feel free to stop here and go back to inventing the wheel or decorating your caves. For the rest, read on…)
Yes, Belize had the honour of hosting the first ever Intra-African Caribbean Pacific Global Climate Change Alliance Programme. While the name may be almost as challenging as the problem, the goal is straightforward and the objectives are clear. There is no longer any doubt that the time has come for governments, business and NGOs around the world to work towards mitigating the effects of climate change as much as possible while working out long-term solutions.
My top ten weekend pictures and new moving sale pricing
My Sunday Errand was heading south to see the Kumar’s and pick up a phone. While there I could not help but do some shopping. It was like being in a really fine consignment store and everything looked like new, they take beyond good care of their stuff. What got me going was 4 clear Trevis glasses with spades card design. For how new they looked, I could have been shopping at Trevis Tumblers only I felt much luckier. Not only did I not have mall head or feel overwhelmed by choice, when I looked out the open veranda doors, there was no strip mall, gas station or Starbucks. I had a fabulous 3rd story view of the Barrier Reef, what an awesome shopping experience.
Being a waterproofing junkie, I could not resist the clear red plastic waterproof tablet case, still new in package from Amazon. I also got a router to look into and see if I can get it going and hopefully knock a few dollars off our btl bill by turning ours in.
“Steamy Windows” in Ambergris Caye, Belize.
Just got to (actually I haven’t got to, but I do want to – and I can because this is my blog!) start off today’s edition by saying how good the fish cakes were. Could have eaten (at least) another one. Probably two at a stretch (of my stomach that is).
When Rose and I were at our build in Ambergris Caye, Belize on Thursday we spent some time re -measuring the widths of the areas for where the vanity units for the five bathrooms will be fitted. Armed with this information I was able on Friday to send an email to Fabro’s Glass Limited (based in Victoria Street, Belize City) detailing what we want. I now await a response advising what the cost will be and how long it will take to produce them. Hopefully they will be able to get them to us in just over a week.
With that out of the way I took the golf cart to Captain Shark’s. The reason for this return visit is that since collecting it after its service last week there have been creaking/groaning noises emanating from the front (note my obviously mechanically knowledgable description (sic)) whenever turning the steering wheel. At times it has sounded as if the axel was going to snap.
After dropping off the cart I took a leisurely walk along the beach back to the condo we are renting -sure beats taking the car for a service in the UK- and got there shortly after 10.30 hours when I grabbed my book and headed with it to the beach for some ‘quality time’.
10 Good Reasons Why You Should Travel To Belize
From since I started blogging about Belize, one of the most frequently asked questions has been: why Belize? Why should someone choose to travel to Belize opposed to another place? For me, the reasons are pretty simple. A Belize vacation is relaxing and soothing. It’s also physically and mentally stimulating. Many visitors love it so much that they later choose to retire in Belize. Let’s see if I can convince you.
10 Good Reasons Why You Should Travel To Belize
1. The key to having good conversations is having interesting stories. How about adding scuba diving with whale sharks to your recent activities? They are gentle and docile creatures but something about having the words whale and shark next to each other makes it sound intimidating. Or maybe that’s just me?
Retirement investment programme attracting expats to Belize
The Caribbean English speaking country of Belize is seeing an increasing expat population as retired people are moving there from Europe to benefit from an incentive programme, it is claimed. Only a few years ago the number of foreign retirees living in Belize amounted to a few dozen but now there is an expanding community of expats attracted by the Retired Persons Incentive Programme.
They are also attracted by the location and lifestyle which includes the Belize Barrier Reef, the world’s second largest, nature and water sports. The country is bordered to the north by Mexico, to the west and south by Guatemala and to the east by the Caribbean and the country considers itself to be both Caribbean and Central American. According to Luke Smith, managing director of Crystal Investment and Real Estate, the Retired Persons Incentive Programme permits people to live tax free. To qualify the individual can come from any country, must have a minimum age of 45 and should have a qualifying non-Belizean based income of a minimum US$2,000 US per month.
London nurses welcome visitor from Belize
Last month the first lady of Belize, Kim Simplis Barrow, was given a tour of the Evelina Children’s Hospital during a diplomatic visit to the UK.
Ms Barrow was welcomed by staff at the hospital, run by Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, including surgery specialist nurse Jacqui Mitchell, matron Lorraine Arnavout, and head of nursing Polly Hodgson.
The visit formed part of Ms Barrow’s efforts to raise money to construct a children’s intensive care facility at the Central American country’s National Referral Hospital.
She is hoping to improve support for children and families in the former British colony, which has a population of around 330,000.