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Body of Ramon Cervantes Sr. found in shallow grave
Today, hundreds of Orange Walk residents gathered outside the police station and magistrate’s court, awaiting the arraignment of persons detained for the sensational and gruesome kidnapping and murder of [...]
Residents converge outside magistrate’s court for arraignment of suspected killers
As we told you earlier, more than three hundred residents gathered in front of the Orange Walk Police Station and Magistrate’s Court this morning. Reports circulated early that those persons [...]
Residents share testimonies of slain businessman
Cervantes was buried yesterday evening, immediately after an autopsy was conducted on his body at the site where it was discovered. His sudden, violent loss has shocked, saddened and angered [...]
Overnight fire in San Pedro leaves sixteen families homeless
Sixteen families are tonight without roofs over their heads following a massive inferno which eviscerated eight buildings in San Pedro Town. While relief has been forthcoming, the families, a large [...]
Motorcyclist killed in Carmelita accident
A Los Lagos businessman is detained pending the advice of the Director of Public Prosecutions after he knocked down a man on a motorcycle in Orange Walk. Forty-four-year-old Rolando Silva [...]
1 man dead and a minor critically injured in a hit and run in PG
A hit and run accident in the Toledo District has left one man dead and a minor critically injured. Shortly after nine o’clock on Saturday night, twenty-four-year-old Francisco Coy and [...]
Man shot 3 times outside club in Orange Walk Town
While all eyes were turned to the Cervantes tragedy this weekend, there was also some gunfire which resulted in one man getting shot three times. The incident happened in front [...]
Police seeking 1 person for the shooting of a Kelly Street man
Twenty-one year old Shane Fisher narrowly escaped death on Saturday when he came under gunfire from a known assailant. The Kelly Street resident was standing in front of Kick Down [...]
Early morning burglary at Belize Medical Associates
A pair of masked men entered Belize Medical Associates on St. Thomas Street shortly before dawn today and attempted to make off with two strongboxes containing thousands of dollars in [...]
Attorney believes foul play may have been involved in his father’s death
On Saturday, Paul Saldivar Sr. was rushed to the Western Regional Hospital with acute vomiting and diarrhoea. He died at the hospital that same day, succumbing to what doctors believed [...]
Requeña siblings arraigned for 2 sacks of weed
A pair of siblings, busted over the weekend in Hattieville with a little over seventy pounds of marijuana, is tonight on remand at the Belize Central Prison after being unable [...]
Kenyan student caught with fake passport
A young, Kenyan student who was busted at the Phillip Goldson International Airport was today arraigned on an immigration offense after he was found in possession of a fake, [...]
Dion Pitter elected as 3rd Trustee of CWU
An election was held by the Christian Workers Union on Saturday to choose a third trustee on its executive board. A hundred and twenty-four members participated in the process, [...]
Mayor on financials at San Pedro Town Council
This morning, the San Pedro Town Council was visited by members of the opposition People’s United Party on the island. The meeting, at the invitation of the current U.D.P. Mayor, [...]
Belizean jujitsu team shines in Mexico
A delegation of young martial artists, led by instructors Leon Guild and Juan Card, was in Chetumal over the weekend where they participated in a jujitsu tournament. The unarmed fighting [...]
Sporting highlights with Kaya Cattouse
On Saturday the last regular season games were played in the Smart Mundialito Football Tournament. In game 1, Dimitri Fabro scored a goal for Third World giving them the one [...]
Youth agency receives equipment for training
The Department of Youth Services has handed over audio-visual equipment to partner GoBelize. The group is based in Belmopan, to assist in training hundreds of youth leaders countrywide in the issue of youth empowerment, with special emphasis on sexual and reproductive health issues, self-esteem issues, STI and HIV […]
Summer camps in Belize City teach financial literacy to kids
The local Ministry of Education in conjunction with international accounting firm PriceWaterhouseCoopers and non-profit education organization Peacework has for several years pushed efforts to teach financial literacy to Belizean high school and primary school students. The annual summer camps and related community fairs offer opportunities to show how […]
Prison officials stop drug smuggling
No matter how creative the ruse, officials of the Hattieville Prison almost never fail to put a stop to efforts to smuggle recreational drugs into the facility. The latest accused culprit is a young mother of a 4 year old daughter, 25 year old Natasha Lewis, who on […]
Family of five charged for cocaine
Three adults and 2 minors were charged with 2 counts of drug trafficking for 1.2 grams and 1.5 grams of crack cocaine when they appeared today before Magistrate Dale Cayetano. The adults were 56 year old Salvadoran national Abdulio Torres, 43 year old Salvadoran national Noe Martinez and […]
Brothers charged in big weed bust
Two brothers, 24 year old Giovanni Requena and 26 year old Ellis Requena, who were busted with 32,470 grams of cannabis, were charged with drug trafficking when they appeared today before Senior magistrate Sharon Fraser. They pled not guilty to the charge and they were each […]
Kenyan man used false passport to enter Belize
Twenty-three year old Kenyan national Adannur Abdullah, a student who arrived in Belize on Saturday with a Namibian passport, was fined $1,000 today by Magistrate Dale Cayetano. This was after he pled guilty to using a document he is not entitled to use. Abdullah was ordered to pay […]
Almost three dozen people left homeless because of fire in San Pedro town
Police say that a total of 9 buildings were damaged in a fire last night in the Boca del Rio area of San Pedro town on Ambergris Caye. The blaze broke out around 8:45 PM on Sunday and by the time the fire was extinguished, close to […]
Orange Walk residents want justice for Ramon Cervantes, Sr.
Investigators in the murder case involving Orange Walk businessman Ramon Cervantes, Sr. are proceeding with caution, even as the probe of the shocking incident continues. This morning at least two hundred residents of Orange Walk gathered in front of the town’s police station anticipating the chance to […]
Police say Ramon Cervantes died of head injuries from a blunt instrument
Police in Orange Walk town this morning hosted a media briefing to provide an update on the murder of Ramon Cervantes, Sr., 71. According to Superintendent Joseph Myvett, Cervantes’ body was found around 9 PM on Saturday behind a farm located about 5 miles on the Honey […]
New temporary leadership at the National Women’s Commission
The National Women’s Commission (NWC) today welcomed a temporary Executive Director on board. Former Senator Pulcheria Teul this morning inked a one year contract to hold over the Commission during the absence of the substantive office holder, Ann Marie Williams who is leaving to pursue a one […]
Man dies in hit and run incident in Toledo
Police in Toledo are looking for the driver of a vehicle that knocked down and killed a man on the Southern Highway last night. 25 year old Francisco Coy died on the spot when he was knocked off his bicycle around 9 o’clock last night near the junction […]
Earthquake in Mexico felt in Belize
An early morning magnitude 6.9 earthquake struck today in southern Mexico. The quake was felt as far west as El Salvador and as far east as Belize. According to the United States Geological Survey puts the time of the earthquake at 7:23 am Eastern Daylight time. It […]
“Come Fly with Me” in San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize.
Over recent weeks I’ve devoted some of my early morning ‘me time’ out on the veranda following up on the legal dispute involving Tropic Air and a guy by the name of Brett Feinstein who is one of the two directors of Benny’s Enterprises Limited.
For those not aware, Tropic Air is the larger of the two Belizean airlines, the other being Maya Island Air, and with its fleet of 15 aircraft operates around 1,000 flights a week to 16 domestic airports and 6 international destinations. And this service offer keeps growing to the benefit of those of us living in Belize and those that come to visit.
Integral to Tropic Air’s operation is the ability to service and maintain its aircraft and to do so in the most timely and cost efficient way. Because of this need the company took the not insignificant decision of committing to a major investment (reputed to be as much as BZ$ 6 million) to build a new, and much larger, high tech maintenance facility in San Pedro. It’s spiritual and operational home.
The dispute concerns a small strip of land 100 by 100 feet which is adjacent to the San Pedro airstrip and forms part of the area on which Tropic Air, believing it had a thirty year lease, commenced the build in December last year.
Animals of Belize : The Kinkajou
One of the many things we like to do here is introduce some of our lesser known animal friends to the world, and this week we’ve chosen that nocturnal little scamp, the kinkajou.
Not often seen in the wild due to its nocturnal habits, the kinkajou is a ball of energy when it wants to be – sort of an amped up racoon – curious, intelligent and all too familiar with people when domesticated.
Also known as a honeybear and as Potos flavusto the scientifically minded, the kinkajou abounds in Belize’s forests, where the little omnivore dines mostly on fruits that they hold with their forepaws while using long slender tongues to scoop out the pulp. It is estimated that fruit makes up some 90% of their diet, with various leaves, flowers, herbs and insects providing the rest. As dedicated frugivores, kinkajous play an important role in dispersing seeds throughout Belize and also act as pollinators.
And, as Chaa Creek’s switched-on naturalist guides at the Belize Natural History Centre are happy to tell us, frugivore is just another way of saying “fruit eater”.
So, in another example of Mother Nature’s elegant sense of balance, as kinkajous busily stuff themselves with fruits and other plants, they are also contributing to the spread and survival of various plants species and ensuring that the rainforests maintain their rich diversity.
FIRE IN BOCA DEL RIO
The Truth has to say, watching this amazing community we live in, work together is truley priceless. The people that helped rescue, salvage and help with putting the fire out worked diligently to get things under control. Please support the families in need with anything you have as far as clothes, supplies, furnishings, or money. They lost everything! It shows what a great community we live in when push comes to shove.
SAN PEDRO JUNIOR SAILING CLUB
San Pedro Junior Sailing Club put on a fantastic regatta this weekend in the Boca Del Rio Park. They dominated the Advanced Series with Faith Noel winning overall, Jerdon Anderson taking second, Christian Trejo taking fourth, Davin Puc taking fifth and Blanca Velasquez taking sixth. Then representing well in the Intermediate with a third place to RaShawn Gonzalez and several others in the top ten.
There were 50+ sailors from San Pedro, Caye Caulker, Corozal, Placencia and Belize City that sail in 12 knot winds Saturday and 17 knot winds Sunday.
Well done to all clubs, board members, parents and supporters for taking on our future….
Norton students build home in Belize
Leo Catinella and Nicholas Hamilton of Norton, juniors at Boston College High School, just returned from building a house for a lady in Belize, Central America. Leo and Nick with 10 classmates and two BC High faculty members, Shawn Ahern and Dr. John Sullivan, spent the first week of their summer vacation constructing a home for Josefina Garcia.
Leo and Nick and the BC High volunteers went to Belize to assist an organization, called "Hand in Hand Ministries," build homes for residents in Belize City. Founded by two brothers who saw an opportunity to make a difference, Hand in Hand provides simple yet stable housing for people in Appalachia and Central America.
Guatemala, Mexico, Belize Shaken By 7.1-Magnitude Earthquake
Mexico, Guatemala and Belize were shaken by a 7.1-magnitude earthquake on Monday morning, according to the United States Geological Survey.
The very strong quake rocked the southern part of Mexico and surrounding countries in Central America and has killed at least three people in San Marcos, Guatemala, according to reports.
While the extent of the damage is unclear, Guatemala Communications Minister Alejandro Sinibaldi wrote on social media that there had also been reports of landslides in the southwest of Guatemala.
Caribbean coral reefs could disappear "within a few decades"
Coral reefs in the Caribbean are on track to "virtually disappear within a few decades," a major new report warns. But there's also a way to slow decline. Protecting just a single fish — the brightly colored parrotfish — could help save the reefs from doom.
There's little doubt that the Caribbean's coral reefs have declined sharply since the 1970s, under heavy stress from invasive pathogens, overfishing, coastal pollution, tourism, and now global warming that's heating up the oceans.
It's reached the point that many conservation groups have given up hope for the Caribbean and are shifting their attention to protecting coral reefs elsewhere.
But it may be too early to give up altogether. The new report, from the Global Coral Reef Monitoring Network, takes an in-depth look at the decline of the Caribbean coral reefs between 1975 and 2012. While the authors find that the situation is indeed bleak, they also outlines a series of steps that could halt the destruction.
9 Affordable Places to Retire Overseas
Despite the growing numbers of expats in this district, the real estate market in Cayo is still priced for Belizeans, which helps keep the cost of living very low. Belize is a retirement, tax and offshore haven. It's also a place of stunning landscapes and abundant natural resources. Still, this is a small country where the infrastructure is most kindly described as "developing." Monthly budget: $1,100.
Video: Fire Destroys Three Building in San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, 2min.
A preliminary report from the San Pedro Fire Department indicates that three structures were completely destroyed by fire in the Boca del Rio Area on Sunday evening, July 6, 2014. The cause of the fire has yet to be determined and fortunately there were no serious injuries or fatalities reported.
Video: Placencia Lobster Fest 2014, 3min.
Belize In America at Lobster Fest 2014 in Placencia Belize.
The Belizean diaspora, or the wide dispersion and integration of our people and culture to the many nations of the world, has given rise to the need of a forum in which Belizean people can connect with their culture, give voice to their challenges and concerns, and provide a beacon of hope to those who may still be struggling along life's journey. For this reason, Belize in America was born...
Video: Our Belizean Vacation, 10min.
Here's a glimpse of our family vacation when my sister came to Belize. Enjoy.
Video: 5 Romantic Activities in Belize for Honeymooners, 4min.
Belize has many undiscovered places for honeymooners.
Video: Belize Diving (GoPro), 5min.
Took this with my GoPro on my trip to Belize at this amazing dive spot. Hope you guys enjoy if so please like and share it helps out allot!
Video: Belize, rekiny z Caye Caulker, 4min.
www.lopacinskichSWIAT.pl czyli rodzinna wyprawa dookoła świata dojechała do Belize i nurkowała z żółwiami, rekinami i krowami morskimi.
Video: La Isla Bonita,behind the scenes, 4min.
Behind the scenes of Belize first Telenovela, La Isla Bonita,
Shot in San Pedro island featuring a local cast, local crew and lead actress and acting coach Denny Mendez,former Miss Italy, Directed by Matthew Klinck, Behind the scenes shot and chopped by Daniel Velazquez
Video: Belize YASM, 4min.
Video: Belize cockscomb waterfall, 6min.
Video: Swimming with Sharks San Pedro Belize, 18min.
Snorkeling with nurse sharks in San Pedro Belize a must do while on your fly fishing trip.
Video: Tamandua mexican released by Belize Tamandua Refuge team July 2014, 4min.
This tamandua was rescued by Ladyville police- they noticed the animal being attached to the tree with the wire. In this video Tamandua Refuge team is releasing the animal back in the wild in the area far away from any villages.