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Puerto Azul Is Real; Stakeholders Meet With Investment Sub-Committee
The other project that has gotten negative feedback from the environmental community is the Puerto Azul project. Investors Dominico Giannini and Fabio La Rosa want to build a 7 stars extra-exclusive resort on Northern Two Caye. At this stage, it is a proposal and the environmental community is strongly opposed to it. We are not sure if Giannini and La Rosa are still in Belize but what we can tell you is that they have met with Cabinet’s Sub-Committee of Investment chaired by Godwin Hulse. Hulse shared where the idea is at the moment.
“They met for three hours and it was the full team; the full investment committee that met with them. So, we had about twenty people in the room and it was an interesting presentation. They have pitched to the government what they intend to do.”
Minister Says Government Has Sanctioned NCL Project And It Is A Go
On Wednesday, Justice Courtenay Abel, granted BTIA partial leave to file for judicial review on two of four grounds in relation to the decisions of the National Environmental Appraisal Committee and the Department of the Environment on the environmental impact assessment for Harvest Caye- a project managed by Belize Island Holdings Limited on behalf of Norwegian Cruise Lines. The BTIA wants to stop the project but Minister Godwin Hulse, who is the Chair of Cabinet’s Sub-Committee of Investments, say the only way they will succeed if they get an injunction.
“I don’t think it would be stopped. I think that what BTIA is doing is using all efforts which is their right to ensure that according to them everything is done properly. They have a concern that the EIA process wasn’t proper, that’s what they are saying. We think otherwise but if the courts decide it wasn’t proper, doesn’t mean the project stops, it means you do it over and do it proper. That can be done in a very short time but this project will go ahead; Government has sanctioned this. This project has met all the criteria and this project is important to the government and to the people in the south and it will proceed.”
Sewell’s Extradition Case Heads to Court of Appeals
Gary Sewell is to be extradited. A ruling from Supreme Court Justice Michelle Arana, upheld the decision of the lower courts to have Sewell extradited to the USA where he was fingered along with his brothers of allegedly importing cocaine. Sewell’s attorney, Arthur Saldivar, told the media today that he will appeal the matter.
“I’m not really surprised in the sense that it was a 50/50 proposition in every instance and i expect at a certain point our position will be vindicated and is just a part of the process.”
“So, do you know what the reasons for the judge’s decision are?”
“Yes, I’ve had the chance to review the judgments and the reasoning and as much as I may not be in agreement fully in how it has come down, I do understand this may not have been the forum for some of the issues to be ventilated and to be adjudicated upon and that the more suitable forum would be the Court of Appeal. So that is where we go next.”
Search Continues for Former Mayor and Senator
There has still been no concrete lead in the search for Orange Walk businessman Ramon Cervantes Senior. Arturo Cantun reports.
“48 hours have passed since Ramon Cervantes Sr. has gone missing. Today the search for the 71 year old business man from Orange Walk continues throughout the district. Several volunteers have joined the search teams that are combing the immediate area where Cervantes’ land rover was found and along the Mexico-Belize border on the Rio Hondo. Love News understands that the police have assured the family that they are doing all at their disposal to return their loved one safely home.”
Police News: Robbery and Burglary
A 43-year-old Belizean business woman of Ceaser Ridge Road reported that sometime between May 16 and July 2 someone stole 15 thousand dollars in US and Belizean currency from a safety deposit box which was in the guest room of her residence. She stated that she suspects her 23-year-old house guest as he had access to the guest room. Police have since detained the guest pending investigations.
52-year-old John Webber reported to San Pedro Police that his house was burglarized and an assortment of tools, electronic items, diving equipment and an outboard motor were stolen. The total value of the stolen items amounted to 12 thousand 614 US dollars. Police continue their investigations.
Who Sped up Lost Passport?
Losing a passport is not a particularly fun experience. It involves additional expenses and time for something that is only rarely used though no less important. But one Belize City young man was relieved of his misery a bit quicker. Eric Sanchez lost his passport late in the month...
Still Clueless in the Case of the Missing Ramon Cervantes Sr.
It has been almost 96 hours since well known business man of Orange Walk Town Ramon Cervantes Sr. was reported missing. However despite the relentless efforts of the community and police officers there is still no clear lead on the case. Police have reserved comment on the ongoing investigation,...
Man Thrown from Motorcycle in Belize City Accident
There was a minor traffic accident in Belize City yesterday evening. According to police reports, 31-year-old Onofre Vellos, a Belizean Tour Guide of Belize City was driving a white van. At the exit of the Brodies parking lot, he took a left onto the Phillip Goldson Highway when a...
Business Senator Says the Senate is Failing the Belizean People
According to Senator for the Business Community, Mark Lizarraga, the Senate as it is performing at this time in our nation’s history is “suffering from an urgent crisis of the erosion of public confidence in governance in our jewel Belize!” He made those comments at the last sitting of the...
USA and Russia Changing Roles on Protection of Traditional Family Values?
The US Ambassador arrived in Belize on Sunday, 22nd June 2014 and on Tuesday, June 24th, he was sworn in at the Governor General’s residence in Belmopan. A small protest by Alianza and Patrick Menzies quickened a remarkable response to media probing on the LGBT agenda from US Ambassador...
Belizean Shrimp Farms Reducing Adverse Environmental Impacts
Eight shrimp farms, members of the Belize Shrimp Growers’ Association, are preparing for Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) assessment in Belize later this year. The Belize Shrimp Growers Association has been working with WWF Mesoamerican Reef program to get their farms ASC certified. This is all aimed at developing better...
Camp Joy for Special Needs Children
Camp Joy Belize is a 4 day camping experience for children with special needs which is being done through a collaborative effort between Living Waters Fellowship Church East Lake Community Church and the Association for Inclusion of Persons with Special Needs (AIPSN). Beth Tuten Camp Director for South Carolina...
Belmopan’s Oldest Man and the “Good Ole Days”
Mr. Alfred Pandy a resident of Belmopan and a retired senior superintendent of the prison, celebrated his 96th birthday this past Sunday making him the oldest man in the City of Belmopan. Our journalist Emanuel Pech sat down with him to talk about what life was like in Belize...
Sugar Industry Negotiations On Bagasse Still Strained
Many believed that the tense atmosphere between the Belize Sugar Cane Farmers Association and the Belize Sugar Industry and American Sugar Refiners back in late 2013 was a sign that the sugar crisis of 2009 would be repeated. However the fires were extinguished in good faith as an...
The ‘Rod of Correction’ Reloads
It is in its infancy as a movement and already has taken hits from Prime Minister Dean Barrow and the United Democratic Party (UDP). But the group of activists known as the Rod of Correction (ROC) is moving deliberately to address the issues on their plate. Today, they held...
Tropic Air Halts a $6m Project Over Land Ownership Dispute
National airline carriers Tropic Air, based out of San Pedro Town, have had to halt a $6 million project for an airplane maintenance complex near the municipal airstrip because of a dispute over who owns the land on which the unfinished building is located. Tropic Air has a lease...
Porfilio Rodriguez Meets Bail in Court
Today, 19 year old Porfilio Rodriguez, a transvestite accused of aggravated assault, met bail of $300 arranged by his father after spending the last two days at the Central Prison. Rodriguez, who also goes by the name Vanessa Champagne Paris, is accused of putting a knife to the neck...
Gary Seawell Faces Extradition Again
Earlier this year Justice Michelle Arana heard arguments from attorney Arthur Saldivar on behalf of accused drug trafficker Gary Seawell, who is wanted by U.S. authorities in the state of Ohio on allegations that he and brothers Mark and Duane masterminded a large-scale cocaine moving operation between Belize and...
Unitedville Businessman Robbed at Gunpoint
A 46-year-old Slovenian/Naturalized Belizean business man of Unitedville Village, Cayo District reported that at 11:15p.m. on July 2nd, he was at his business place – Brown Sugar Bar and Grill situated in the village. Along with him at the time was his wife and an employee. Two Creole descent...
Wife-beating cop sent to prison!
A police constable who has been on interdiction since last September pending the outcome of criminal charges was the recipient of bad news today, when Chief Magistrate Ann Marie Smith summed up the evidence at the conclusion of his trial and announced a guilty verdict before sentencing him to prison.
PC Ronald Sutherland, 29, who has been facing charges of aggravated assault with a machete, wounding and use of threatening words, was sentenced to two years imprisonment each for the aggravated assault and wounding charges and two months for the use of threatening words charge.
The sentences are to run concurrently, which means that he will spend two years and two months in prison.
Sutherland’s legal troubles stem from his actions on the night of September 26, 2013, when he returned home and began beating his common-law wife, Tanisha Ortiz, who had to run out of their Police Street home.
Ramon Cervantes, Sr., 71, vanishes!
Both law enforcement authorities and concerned relatives are presently engaged in a frantic search for Ramon Cervantes, Jr., 71, a cañero who went missing sometime yesterday afternoon while working in his cane field near San Roman, in northern Belize.
The family of Cervantes, Sr. – who is the father of recently elected People’s United Party (PUP) standard bearer for the Orange Walk North constituency, Ramon Cervantes, Jr. – was initially alarmed when he (Cervantes, Sr.) did not come home for lunch at 12:00 midday, as he usually did, and they became even more worried upon noticing that he was acting strange and speaking in a different tone of voice when he was contacted via his mobile phone.
Today, in Orange Walk, Amandala spoke with Ramon Cervantes, Jr., who said that when the family realized that something was not right (after a phone call Cervantes, Sr.’s daughter made to him that raised her sense of alarm), they went to Cervantes, Sr.’s cane field, but he was nowhere in sight, after which they did an extensive search that lasted up until the wee hours of this morning, but to no avail.
PUP to pay Godwin $15,000
A hearing in a libel suit brought against The Belize Times, the official organ of the Opposition People’s United Party (PUP) by Immigration Minister Hon. Godwin Hulse was held in the chamber of Chief Justice Kenneth Benjamin this morning.
Hulse is suing The Belize Times over an article it published in its July 5, 2012, edition. The subject of the article, captioned “Godwin Hustler?” was the acquisition of lands in the Belize River Valley.
While Hulse does not deny owning and farming lands in the River Valley, he instructed his attorney, Michael Young, of Youngs Law firm, to initiate libel proceedings against The Times for bringing his integrity into question, if the paper did not publish a front page retraction of the offending article the following week.
Attorney Kareem Musa told Amandala today, Thursday, that they are working on the details of an out-of-court settlement of the libel claim.
Did troubled girl, 22, commit suicide?
The authorities at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital (KHMH) today, in a press release, said that they were “saddened” by the death of Andrea Herbert, 22, whose body was recovered from the Haulover Creek near the Bel China Bridge on Youth for the Future Drive at about 9:30 Tuesday morning by police.
Her body was taken to the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital morgue, where she was declared dead on arrival. Her family suspects that she may have taken her own life.
Herbert’s grieving mother, Agnes Herbert, told Amandala that on Tuesday evening, she took her daughter, who was suffering from depression, to the KHMH for treatment, but Andrea walked out of the hospital, because they had been waiting for too long a time – about three hours – without getting access to a doctor.
Football icon Gene “The Japanese Bomber” Guild dies in New York at 58
This week, older football fans were saddened when they received the news of the passing of one of Belize’s great football players, Maurice Eugene Guild, who earned the nickname “The Japanese Bomber” for his brilliance on the football field and his prolific goal scoring abilities. Guild died of a heart attack in New York at age 58 on Tuesday, July 1.
If Belize had a Football Hall of Fame, the legendary Gene Guild, as he was mostly known, would have been among its first inductees.
Guild was given the nickname “The Japanese Bomber” in his early years as young striker. This was a man whose sharp thinking and agility on the field, together with his powerful shots, made him the scourge of many goalkeepers.
Guild’s football abilities appear to have been genetic, both maternally and paternally. His father, Louis Guild, Sr., was an all-Belize star during the 1940s and 1950s. His mother was a sister of the Brannon brothers who led St. Mary’s School to football greatness in the 1950’s before they migrated to the United States.
Cancer boutique for Belizean women
The physical changes that women experience as a result of cancer-fighting procedures can be very difficult to cope with, but the Belize Cancer Society of California has been teaming up with our local Belize Cancer Society for the past two years in an effort to provide women who have had to undergo mastectomies or those who have suffered hair loss with a range of items such as prosthetic breasts, special bras, wigs, scarves, clothing as well as medical equipment and supplies in order to help make life more comfortable for those women.
Arlette Pilgrim, president of the Belize Cancer Society in California and a nurse by profession, is in Belize on a campaign to raise awareness among women. Pilgrim is also a businesswoman, and she told us that when she came across the prosthetic breasts on eBay, she decided that she would start making them available to women in Belize.
Has Minister Elrington signed a new agreement with Guatemala?
Amandala was informed today of a news item appearing online, captioned “World Court To Settle Guatemala, Belize 200-year-old Boundary Dispute,” and dated July 2, 2014, claiming that Belize’s Foreign Minister Wilfred “Sedi” Elrington has signed an accord with Guatemala in Washington.
Indications from the Organization of American States are that Foreign Ministers from the hemisphere are meeting in Washington this week; however, the OAS reports on no such signing.
The credibility of the article appearing on http://www.bernama.com.my/, which claims to be the official national news agency of Malaysia, is dubious, since it also names Guatemala’s Foreign Minister as Roger Rodas, when the current Foreign Minister is Fernando Carrera.
From The Publisher
At the end of July and the beginning of August, there will be an “international black summit” (ibs) held in Belize. Regional and international conferences and conventions are always beneficial for the host domestic economy, because hotels, restaurants, shopping districts, nightclubs, tour guides, and the like will make money catering to the influx of foreign guests.
As I understand it, the organizers of the event come out of Atlanta, Georgia, and the local coordinator is Zenaida Moya, the former two-term (2006-2012) Mayor of Belize City. My name is on the local coordinator’s mailing list, but I have not seen the names of Rufus X and Norman Fairweather, for example.
My understanding is that Virginia Echols, who is a board member of the UBAD Educational Foundation (UEF) and was one of the organizers of the Belize Black Summit held in September of 2003, is involved with this international black summit, but I am not sure at exactly what level. Virginia, a native of Detroit, Michigan, is an American citizen. I did not see the name of Ya Ya Marin Coleman, the chairperson of the UEF, on the local coordinator’s mailing list.
Editorial: Family and state
On the Southside of Belize City, sad truth be told, we have gotten used to losing our young men. The gang wars have been going on for more than a quarter century now, and the larger Southside community has been forced to develop emotional calluses. There are only so many tears we can shed. On this side of the Haulover Creek, there is a lot of blood and gore and death. In a sense, death has become our way of life.
Wednesday’s Southside tragedy had a new twist. This time a young Southside lady, a 22-year-old graduate of Anglican Cathedral College, ends up as the tragic victim. To graduate from high school when you come from the Southside, it means you had faith in the system. You paid your personal dues and your family paid your school fees. You kept your nose clean, and you believed in whatever God you were being offered. You didn’t become a hooker or a female gang banger. You had ambition and pride. But then, you couldn’t get a job.
You are a sensitive child, so after a while this begins to bother you. Were all the years of school worth it? You begin to have issues with your self-esteem. Your Southside environment is depressing; the news is mostly negative. And so, you begin to have issues with anxiety. You receive treatment for this anxiety. But, the socio-economic conditions which sparked your anxiety do not improve. You lose your confidence. Your family members worry about you; but then some of the worry turns to shame. Things get worse.
Court agrees to hear BTIA’s challenge to Norwegian’s US $50 mil Harvest Caye project
The Belize Tourism Industry Association (BTIA) had a partial victory in court this evening, in its bid to challenge the US$50 million cruise port development being undertaken in Southern Belize by Norwegian Cruise Line, after Supreme [...]
Gene Guild, rest in peace
In the December 1979 issue of Fun & Games, the final issue of a magazine published for six months back then by Cream, Ltd., James Adderly wrote a story in honor of the great Gene Guild, [...]
Electricity rates going down this month
The Public Utilities Commission (PUC) has announced that new electricity rates are taking effect this week which would reflect an average 2.7% reduction in light bills for consumers, due to a fall in the mean electricity [...]
ROC meets, charts the way forward
The recently formed advocacy group called the “Rod of Correction (ROC)” – which consists of a mixture of trade unions and local activists – met at the Belize National Teacher’s Union conference room today, where they [...]
BTL says Belize was on “top 10” list for cyber-attacks
Representatives of the Belize Telemedia Limited (BTL) called a press conference on Tuesday afternoon to update the media on efforts to try to contain what the company said is a flood of attacks against its web [...]
Friday night boxing
Friday night boxing at BTL Park In its drive to create healthy entertainment for young people in the City, the Belize City Council, in conjunction with the Belize Boxing Federation (BBF) and the Lions Den boxing [...]
2014 Commonwealth Games
Belize to participate in Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games With just over three weeks to go until the opening of the 2014 Commonwealth Games, Belize’s contingent is ready to represent in five sporting disciplines. Belize Olympic & [...]
The Harrison Parks National Cricket Competition 2014 continued over the weekend with two very spectacular games. Seeing the scores tells a lot. In Burrell Boom, Easy Does It from Lemonal defeated Wicked Eleven of Flowers Bank [...]
Lilly White presents “Under-15 Summer 4-A-Side” at Holy Redeemer playground on July 12 Sports/community activist Edward Charles Rubio, well known in sporting circles as “Lilly White,” told us this morning that he is organizing a small-goals [...]
Taxi driver charged with attempted murder of taxi driver
A Belize City taxi driver appeared in the Magistrate’s Court this morning and was remanded to prison after he was arraigned on charges of attempted murder, use of deadly means of harm and dangerous harm. The [...]
Hit-and-run on Xaibe Road claims life of resident
Leocadio Valentin Cobb, 49, of Xaibe, Corozal District, died after he was knocked down by a hit-and-run driver at about 10:00 p.m. Monday night, June 30, on the Xaibe Road. Cobb was found lying on the [...]
In trial by judge, a Ladyville man is freed of attempted murder charge
A Ladyville man was freed today of an attempted murder charge indictment when the prosecution’s case against him collapsed after the victim failed to identify the accused as the person who stabbed him during a basketball [...]
Police impound killer dogs; no one charged as yet
Police in Independence have impounded two pitbull dogs that killed village resident Jeffrey O’Brien. Independence police announced that they are seeking legal advice, and this is why no one has been arrested for the death of [...]
Tenant poured Clorox into landlord’s eyes
The tenant then locked him in his room for 3 days William Hubert, 70, an American businessman of Wahoo Street, in San Pedro Town, is recovering after one of his tenants held him down on the [...]
“Spam”, 50, victim of alleged assault, dies 2 days later
His family says murder; police say sudden death This past Saturday, June 28, a sense of uneasiness filled the air near the Conch Shell Bay Fish Market off Vernon Street in Belize City, as news of [...]
Transvestite arraigned for aggravated assault
Perfilio Rodriguez, 19, appeared in court in female attire On Tuesday morning at approximately 9:05, the police mobile unit transporting persons from the Queen Street Police Station to the Magistrate’s Court arrived with its cargo of [...]
Burglary in San Pedro
The home of a Canadian, John Webber, 52, of Palmero Point, San Pedro Town, was burglarized by thieves who got away with an assortment of tools, electronic items, diving equipment and an outboard motor to a [...]
Albert Castro not dead, but “very critical”
Police said he was shot twice; his family says it was 6 times Based on late-breaking information that we received from police just before press time late yesterday evening, we reported that Albert Castro, 31, also [...]
Woman robbed in her home
A woman was robbed in her house at about 9:00 Sunday night by three masked men at gunpoint, and the thieves got away with $200 and her 19-inch color television. The woman, 30, of an apartment [...]
Tropic Air and Construction Depot at the negotiating table
An ongoing dispute over a 300×77-foot plot of land in San Pedro, which was leased to an airline company but partially claimed by 2 other titleholders, is set to be resolved via the Supreme Court, so [...]
Mysterious skull found at Lord Ridge
A Belize City resident who was attending a funeral service yesterday evening at the Lord Ridge Cemetery in Belize City came upon a ghastly find after tracking a foul scent which was emanating from a nearby [...]
Bus veered off road to avoid hitting motorcycle rider
A passenger bus heading to Belmopan veered off the road at about 6:00 a.m. on Monday near Mile 47 on the George Price Highway and landed in a culvert to avoid hitting a motorcycle rider who [...]
UDP First… no apologies
“A good person produces good things from the treasury of a good heart, and an evil person produces evil things from the treasury of an evil heart. What you say flows from what is in your [...]
Another baby dies in the north
A postmortem conducted on the body of baby Melitsa Melaney Cabanas, 1 year and 7 months old, of Palmar, Orange Walk District, certified that her death was caused by “asphyxia by braudicel aspiration of pill medication.” [...]
Flooding interrupts traffic on the Southern Highway
Residents of rural Toledo district had their routine activities in Punta Gorda town disrupted this morning due to flooding of a portion of the Southern Highway. The area near the Jacintoville bridge was inundated this morning due to overnight rains in the Toledo district. According to some people […]
NGC Youth Arm prepares for Youth Cultural Immersion 2014
Young vibrant Garifuna Youths will gather at Georgetown Technical High School Grounds next weekend July 11-13th to learn about their cultural heritage, engage in personal uplifting sessions, prayer, language learning and Garifuna crafts among other fun things. The NGCYA is branch of the National Garifuna Council, which […]
The Economic Value of Marine Algae (seaweed) in Belize
Belize is blessed with a large area of pristine sub-tropical waters inside the Great Belize Barrier Reef which is fertile for the growing of marine algae. This food is very low in Saturated Fat and Cholesterol. It is also a good source of Dietary Fiber, Vitamin K, Calcium and Copper, and a […]
Spend Your Fourth of July at Any of These Five Belize Resorts
On July 4, 1776, thirteen colonies claimed their independence from England, an event which eventually led to the formation of the United States. Each year on July 4th, also known as Independence Day, Americans celebrate this historic event. On behalf of our blogging team at Belize […]
SALAD BAR – MIXED MUSHROOM SALAD
Preheat the over to 350 degrees. Heat a non stick skillet over medium heat, add the pine nuts, and cook. Turning until just browned. Tip into a bowl and set aside.
Put the onions and 1 tablespoon of the olive oil into a roasting pan and toss to coat. Roast in the pre heated over for 30 minutes.
Meanwhile, heat 1 tablespoon of the remaining oil with the garlic in the nonstick skillet over high heat. Add the bread and cook, turning frequently, for 5 minutes, or until brown and crisp – croutons. Remove from the skillet and set aside.
Flights to Belize City: Delta added four Weekly Runs!
Flights to Belize City: Delta added four Weekly Runs! More Good News for Air Service to Belize:
Yes, it is great news that major airlines are keeping up with Belize’s growing popularity by offering more and more flights each year.
Last month we posted that United Airlines was expanding its air service from Chicago to Belize with new direct flights beginning December 20 2014, and now we have even more good news for travellers.
Delta airlines has just announced that, beginning December 4, it is adding four weekly seasonal flights to its Atlanta, Georgia – Belize City run.
This is in addition to the eight weekly round-trip flights to Belize it currently offers year round.
In the announcement, the airline also said it will resume its weekly seasonal service from Los Angeles’ LAX to Belize City on November 7th, which is seven weeks earlier than last year’s launch of the service.
Protecting Parrotfish on the Path to a Caribbean Reef Revival
Coral reefs in much of the Caribbean have been badly degraded in recent decades by die-offs of algae-munching sea urchins, high-temperature bleaching events, overfishing, invasive species and runoff from fast-paced coastal development.
But a comprehensive international report released this week charts a guardedly optimistic path to recovery — starting with conservation of an unlikely reef champion — the parrotfish. The report, prepared over three years by 90 experts, was produced by the Global Coral Reef Monitoring Network, the International Union for Conservation of Nature and the United Nations Environment Program (news release).
This excerpt from the executive summary makes the parrotfish point:
Coral reef health requires an ecological balance of corals and algae in which herbivory is a key element. Populations of parrotfish are a critical component of that herbivory, particularly since the decline of Diadema sea urchins in the early 1980s; the main causes of mortality of parrotfish are the use of fishing techniques such as spearfishing and, particularly, the use of fish traps…. [M]anagement action to address overfishing at the national and local levels can have a direct positive impact on reef health now and for the future.
Video: Benque Marimba Academy at the BAAS, 2min.
The Benque Marimba Academy played at the opening dinner of the Belize Archaeology and Anthropology Symposium. Great as always.
Video: Lions of the South: Leonides Sanchez & The Special Truth!, 10min.
The documentary features the work of the southern Belizean community organizer, farmer, and activist, Leonides Sanchez, and his struggle for food security and agricultural awareness in his hometown of Punta Gorda in Belize's southern district of Toledo. Sanchez also an educator, has been advocating for black consciousness and self awareness among the Garinagu, and has developed farming cooperatives among the Belizean people of the South while working with civil society in Belize to bring about change in land reform and self-sufficiency.
Video: Snorkeling Belize- Hol Chan and Shark Ray Alley, 8min.
Video: San Pedro Belize, 5min.
San Pedro, Belize first time scuba diving. Everything from the food to the dive was all I hoped it would be. So much more left on the table in San Pedro. A return trip may be mandatory.
Video: Belize 2014, 10min.
Jimmy Walker and Matthew Reece in Belize doing sand search research for a future islands beach.