Health Regional Manager Speaks on Rodent Inside Incubator
Regional Manager Melinda Guerra spoke of the most recent incident; that of the rat found inside an incubator. Something she said she has never seen in all her years working in the health field. MELINDA GUERRA “We actually went into the room with a flashlight; we have to light all the sides of the […]
The Start of the Rat Saga Inside The Western Regional Hospital
The Western Regional Hospital has been in the news over the last few weeks after it was revealed that a rat was found in an incubator in the nursery, after having bitten a baby. The video has gone viral, garnering headlines at home and abroad. While criticisms and allegations have been flying over the airwaves […]
Hulse Says It Was Disturbing that Footage of Rat Went Viral
As it pertains to the recent video of a rodent in an incubator at the Western Regional Hospital, Minister Hulse told the media that he found the exposure that the video was given, very disturbing. GODWIN HULSE “I was a little disturbed at the massive coverage that the rat in the incubator had because really […]
Minister Hulse Speaks on The Role of Administrators and Staff at Health Facilities
And while Hulse indicates that there is not much he can say on the matter, we went further to ask him if he would lobby for more monies to be invested into the health sector and diverted from other areas considering the recent negative light being shed on Belize’s health sector. While Minister Hulse agreed […]
Hospital Staff Agrees to Aid in Curbing Wastage and Expenses
With the issues in the healthcare sector being primarily finances coupled with human resources and with the staff at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital recently lobbying for a raise in salaries, the Government of Belize and the negotiators came up with what would seem a win/win situation. Minister Godwin Hulse explains. GODWIN HULSE ” […]
Pastor Says He Was Jilted and Mocked
There is another complaint being made tonight to Love News and this time it is by a Pastor. Pastor Llewellyn Lucas also known as Pastor Lue is making two complaints; one against the Police Department for abuse whilst in their custody and another against Wil Maheia for not paying his accommodations in Punta Gorda which […]
Belizean American Says Immigration Lost Her Passport
Tonight there is a complaint being made against the Belize Passport Office. Sharon Lamb, a Belizean-American has told Love News that the last time she visited Belize, her Belizean passport was about to expire so she decided to renew it before returning to the US. Lamb was to pick up her renewed passport the same […]
Seventeen More Peace Corps Volunteers in Belize
Yesterday, seventeen new Peace Corps volunteers were sworn in at a special ceremony held at the San Ignacio Hotel in the Cayo District. These new volunteers will work over the next two years in communities across the country to provide capacity building and community development support for the Rural Family Health Project. In concert with […]
200 new Belizeans with elections around the bend
It is looking like election time is pretty close. We say that because of the large number of persons who became Belizean Citizens today at a Swearing in ceremony late this afternoon. Unfortunately, just before general elections are called every four to five years, there is a rush by politicians to g...
Accused pedophile arrested and charged
The 42 year old US registered Sex offender who has been accused of molesting a minor in his home on Police Street in Belize City has been arrested. His name is Kenrick Bowman, and Belize City police officially arrested and charged Bowman this afternoon sometime after one o’clock. The charge is fo...
Fire Service given U.S. donation
The U.S. Military Liaison Office (USMLO) of the U.S. Embassy in Belize has made a donation of equipment to the National Fire Service as part of its humanitarian assistance program, following yesterday’s dedication of a new community center in Hattieville. We hear more from U.S. Ambassador to B...
Senator Hulse discusses BEL agreement
The Ministry of Labour has had to intervene in two separate labour disputes in recent weeks – staff of First Caribbean International Bank (FCIB) and the Christian Workers’ Union (CWU) with FCIB management, and the Belize Energy Workers’ Union (BEWU) with Belize Electricity Limited ...
New Training equipment for Georgetown Technical H.S.
The Head of Delegation for the European Union to Belize, Ambassador Paola handed over training equipment valued at over 1 million dollars to Georgetown Technical High School (GTHS), located in the Stann Creek District on Wednesday 23 September, 2015. The modern state of the art equipment is for prac...
Keyren Tzib still not granted bail through the Supreme Court
Keyren Tzib has still not been granted bail by the Supreme Court. Justice Troadio Gonzalez said today in court, “I am inclined to grant her bail, but my biggest concern is her mental status.,” and with that her case was adjourned again for next week Friday, October 2, 2015. Last week at the first...
Special Needs girl Carnally known
A special needs female was reportedly taken advantage of sexually. An 18 year old Female of Esperanza Village, Cayo District along with her aunt, reported that on the 14th of September she was carnally known. The female was called over to a house in the village by seven male persons known to her on...
Help Age Belize salutes “Golden” citizens
HelpAge Belize is encouraging Belizeans to honor the elderly during the upcoming celebration of Senior’s Week. The week will be celebrated from September 26 to October 3 with the theme “Sustainability and Age Inclusiveness in the Urban Environment.” HelpAge branches countrywide will hold events throughout […]
Fire Department gets $1.2 million donation from US
The Belize National Fire Service received a donation of BZ $1.178 million worth of new equipment from the United States Military Liaison Office (USMLO) at a handing over ceremony on Friday morning aimed at improving the department’s services, efficiency and providing greater safety for firefighters. US […]
Credit Unions hold financial literacy competition
The Belize Credit Unions League held its Belize district school quiz competition at the Holy Redeemer parish hall on Friday morning as part of its effort to advocate financial literacy awareness in schools to help youths understand the importance of financial wisdom. Coreen Robinson […]
Sagicor visionaries challenge prepares for another round
High school science teachers from around the country gathered at the Belize Biltmore Plaza Hotel on Saturday morning for a sensitization workshop on the upcoming Sagicor Visionaries Challenge. Over 30 teachers, coming from as far as Stann Creek and San Pedro, gathered to learn the […]
Mom safe, but daughter 8, dies in road trauma
A routine trip between San Ignacio and Benque Viejo Town turned tragic for a mother and her three children on Independence Day, when their vehicle overturned, killing one of the children, eight year oldKeylin. Head of the San Ignacio police formation, Superintendent Andrew Ramirez […]
New study points to link between education and early sexual activity
Data gathered from the 2014 Country Report on Knowledge, Practices, and Attitudes (KAP) toward persons living with HIV/AIDS, suggest that education can curb early sexual activity among Belizean youth. The survey was commissioned by the National AIDS Commission and carried out by the Statistical Institute […]
BEWU, BEL negotiations stalled again
Negotiations between the Belize Energy Workers Union (BEWU) and the Belize Electricity Limited (BEL) management over a Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA), including a raise of pay for employees, have stalled again and indications are that the union may soon give a directive to go […]
Verdes FC shocks Panama’s San Francisco FC 2-1 in CONCACAF Champions league
Barely a thousand fans filled a quarter of the seats at the FIFA Goal Project Stadium in Belmopan on Tuesday night, September 22, but they saw history made, as Belize’s top striker, Deon McCaulay led Verdes FC of Benque Viejo to a 2-1 upset of […]
Labour commissioner mediates meeting between FCIB and CWU
First Caribbean International Bank and the Christian Workers Union (CWU) are closer to settling matters over an exit package for workers, after a meeting this week facilitated by the Labour Department. Labour Commissioner, Ivan Williams, explained on Tuesday that executives from the bank and the […]
Caribbean Villas postpones Gay Pride event
The Caribbean Villas resort in San Pedro, which offered a tourist package marketed internationally as the the biggest Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual and Trans-gender (LGBT) pride event in Belize’s history, has postponed the even. Caribbean Villas owner, Peter Lawrence told The Reporter that the event, […]
A New Party?
By Neri Briceno Why do men aspire for political leadership in Belize? The answer for this can be broken down into three distinct categories; those who do it for love of country, those who genuinely do it for love of people and those who do it for greed. Belize has […]
Parents losing faith at Faith Nazarene Primary
The student enrollment at Faith Nazarene Primary School has gone from 420 to 390 in a matter of months, with many parents still not sending their children to school amid the conflict between principal and teachers. The school’s principal, Policarpia Pech indicated to The Reporter […]
Fonseca calls for governance reform
The Leader of the Opposition Francis Fonseca has called for governance reform in order to combat poverty, corruption and inequality. In his Independence Day address in Belmopan, Fonseca said: “True development calls for profound qualitative change, not only of the economy but also of the […]
GOB reaches settlement over BTL!But CWU is not impressed
The Government of Belize has reached a benchmark settlement with Ashcroft’s business interests over the 2009 nationalization of Belize Telemedia Limited (BTL). But the Belize Communication Workers Union (BCWU) whose members have shares in the company have condemned the settlement and expressed the view that Prime Minister Dean Barrow is […]
A major stumbling block to the settlement of the BTL dispute has always been the bizarre terms of the 2008 Loan Agreement between the Ashcroft-led Directors of BTL and British Caribbean Bank. The loan agreement was for Bz. $45 million, structured in such a way that any default by the […]
PM writes off $9M in KHMH debt
The government has written off the debt that citizens owe the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital (KHMH) as their “Independence Day gift” – an amount that totalled $9 million. The announcement came during Prime Minister Dean Barrow’s Independence Day address on Monday in Belmopan. It is […]
Did registered sex offender operate underage sex ring in Belize?
On Wednesday night police detained registered sex offender Kenrick Alston Bowman, for the second time. Officials say it is likely that he will be charged on Friday for an incident involving an underage boy on Saturday night. Bowman was convicted in California for oral sex with a 14 year-boy, and […]
Police commander apologizes for ‘home invasion’
Regional Commander of Eastern Division South, Senior. Supt. Chester Williams on Tuesday issued a personal apology to a Belize City resident after police ran through her home in search of some unspecified person. It is likely that this is the first time that any such action has been taken, despite […]
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Senator Hulse discusses BEL agreement
The Ministry of Labour has had to intervene in two separate labour disputes in recent weeks – staff of First Caribbean International Bank (FCIB) and the Christian Workers’ Union (CWU) with FCIB management, and the Belize Energy Workers’ Union (BEWU) with Belize Electricity Limited (BEL) management. As we […]
Fire Service given U.S. donation
The U.S. Military Liaison Office (USMLO) of the U.S. Embassy in Belize has made a donation of equipment worth about $1.2 million to the National Fire Service as part of its humanitarian assistance program, following yesterday’s dedication of a new community center in Hattieville. U.S. Ambassador to Belize, […]
Senator Hulse predicts smooth sugar crop opening
At this time of the year, for at least the past few years, it has not been unusual to hear of rumblings of discontent in the sugar industry. With the takeover of Belize Sugar Industries Limited (BSI) by American Sugar Refining, Inc. (ASR) and their moves toward making […]
Minister Hulse blames media for international rat coverage
Minister of Labor, Local Government, Rural Development, National Emergency Management Organization, and Immigration and Nationality Godwin Hulse said he was disturbed at the massive coverage that the rat in the incubator at the Western Regional Hospital got and suggested that the media over-sensationalized the incident, which led to negative international […]
Police investigate statutory rape case
San Ignacio police are investigating a case of statutory rape between a 13-year-old female of Buena Vista Village in the Cayo District and a 17-year-old Guatemalan male who she refers to as her boyfriend. Yesterday, September 24th, the minor along with her mother, reported that her and the Guatemalan male […]
Special-needs female claims rape
A disturbing incident in Esperanza Village, Cayo District, happened September 14th and involves an 18-year-old female with special needs. The victim reported to police that on that date, she was called to a house by several male persons whom she only knows by face. Inside the house, a female told […]
Double homicide in the Corozal District
There is disturbing news coming from Corozal Town. According to information reaching BMG, the dead bodies of two men were found in a cane field located behind the village of Paraiso in the Corozal District. Sources also indicate that one of the men was shot once to the head and […]
Police to charge U.S. sex offender after report
Belize City police are preparing to charge Kenrick Alston Bowman, a registered sex offender in the state of California who has been living in the Lake Independence Area of the City for at least two years. Reports are that on Saturday night, an alert neighbor told police he heard distressed screams […]
Man charged for single bullet and magazine
A man is pending ammunition related charges after a live 9-millimeter round and an empty gun magazine was found on him during a search yesterday. Santos Lopez reportedly ran from a police patrol that was passing through the Los Lagos area, before being apprehended and searched. He was detained after […]
Mayor: Taxes in Belize City have not gone up
Businesses, particularly in Caribbean Shores where incumbent Mayor of Belize City Darrell Bradley faces a challenge from Kareem Musa, are complaining that they pay an unfair share of the city’s property and trade license taxes without getting the requisite service. They also say taxes have gone up since he took […]
Shyne seeks legal help for return to US tour
Shyne Barrow, the son of Prime Minister Dean Barrow who is also the Music Ambassador of Belize, is a widely popular Grammy nominated hip hop artist that sold millions of records in the United States until he was deported in 2009. Although Shyne hasn’t been releasing new music in the […]
Who tampered with the George Price Monument in Orange Walk?
Yesterday, a picture of the George Price Monument located on the George Price Avenue and Stadium Street in Orange Walk Town was posted on Social Media and triggered a barrage of opinions from supporters of both political parties. The Facebook user noted that the monument needed to be fixed since […]
The reason general elections haven’t been called yet
Belize is ripened with the political circus that normally accompanies the Socafest and the parades this time of the year. All these things serve as perfect distractions for our political leaders to mask their accomplishments to a drunken citizenry. So while you try to decipher what was really […]
Exciting New Bars & Restaurants on Ambergris Caye: Nook Restaurant & Cocktail Bartique
One clever business woman, Erin, is taking a popular business that she started in Placencia, Belize and opening a “sister business” or a Part Deux on Ambergris Caye. Placencia’s popular Mojo Lounge is now in San Pedro – on the beach and called Nook Restaurant & Cocktail Bartique – and has the same funky feel as its partner biz down south. Here is Nook on Facebook. I stopped by Wednesday night for a taste, a tour and to meet the crew…I think you are going to like this spot.
Every day HAPPY & A HALF 5-6:30 half price starters and half off all cocktails on the first page! $4 beer, lighthouse and stout. NOW THAT’S A HAPPY HOUR!
15% off for anyone who calls San Pedro their full time home. The bar – large enough so that they could make the sitting areas more intimate in this HUGE space. Erin assures me the many many cushions are on their way…stuck in customs wouldn’t you know?
West Bay fundraiser, San Pedro fashion show and Full Moon concert
Ak’bol Yoga retreat and Eco Resort is hosting a Saturday afternoon fashion show. Featuring Tiki designs and Mollikultra swimwear with Jewelry by Belizean Arts.
The event is from 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm and will have free appetizers and cheap drink specials in the early afternoon with show starting at 4:00 pm. Bean Restaurant will have entree specials for those that would like to enjoy dinner after the show.
Kirsten Miglio (Tiki) owner of Ak’boL Yoga Retreat Center & Resort Belize 7 years, yoga instructor for 19 years, Mom for 18 years. Her clothing line was inspired by her nickname Tiki that she has had since being a baby growing up in St. Lucia.
Kirsten has always had a little hippy dippy, edgy bohemian look to her designs and her past clientele spanned from Rock and Roll bands to Drag Queens and Club Kids.
Sometimes, ‘Belize’ isn’t the answer to all of life’s questions
If the answer to all of life’s difficult questions is “Belize,” then why don’t some expats succeed here, while others do?
It is not unusual to say goodbye to someone on whom we were about to bestow with Belize-friend-for-life status. More and more, it becomes clear that if you want to be here for the long-haul you have to behave more like a Rolling Stone than a Beatle.
Ok, you can insert your own pop or rock bands in there, but the point is, the Stones are still around making music and filling stadiums while the Beatles are but a fond memory. And there are reasons for that that transcend living a crazy rock-n-roll lifestyle.
Sigh. Never mind.
Instead of belaboring this analogy I’d like to give you some specific reasons why people don’t make the cut as ex-pats in Belize. Since I have only been here for a year and a half, I won’t pretend to speak authoritatively on this subject.
After weeks, no, months of almost no rain, the weather gods have decided we are due for precipitation. Of course, with rain and occasional bouts of thunder and lightening, it means our outside dogs spend time on the porch, in the house, and generally being underfoot.
And while they frequently spend their days sleeping, no matter where they are, sometimes the monotony becomes too much and some wrasslin' needs to happen.
There has been a slew, a bevy, a veritable plethora of culinary experiments going on for The Wright Table. Check them out, whenever you have a moment.
Vinegar Braised Chicken,
Pasta with Shrimp and Chorizo,
Ricotta Stuffed Pork Chops,
Oatmeal Cranberry Cookies,
Homemade Pici Pasta.
Belize Government Planning New International Airport
Belize’s government will seek to build a new international airport on Ambergis Caye, one of the country’s top offshore island destinations, said Prime Minister Dean Barrow in a public address this week.
Barrow said that following the completion of an 11-mile North Ambergris Caye road project that will enhance access to regional resorts, the Belize government will “redevelop, redesign and expand” the Basil Jones airstrip at the road’s end into a new international airport.
“I am also happy to announce that Basil Jones will be renamed the Efrain Guerrero International Airport in honor of the recently deceased San Pedro patriot,” said Barrow in a speech during the country’s Independence Day celebrations reported by the San Pedro Sun website. “With this, we expect a veritable tourism explosion in Ambergris Caye, which is of course already our market leader,” he added.
The airport will provide easier access to the international tourism market, said Barrow. The prime minister did not outline a timeframe for development of the new facility. Belize’s Phillip S.W. Goldson International Airport, located in Belize City, is currently the country’s main airport. Barrow said the government hopes “both the paved road and the airport will greatly benefit tourism and business development on Northern Ambergris Caye.”
PETROCARIBE: A Great Success of ALBA
PETROCARIBE is one of ALBA''s greatest success in these ten years, seeking to ensure a significant amount of fuel demands in the Caribbean, said today a specialist of the Center for the Study of Cuban Economy (CIEM).
CIEM economist Jose Angel Perez presented a review on the development of the Bolivarian Alternative for the Americas (ALBA) 10 years after its foundation, in which he pointed out that the bloc has fostered cooperation as a way to strengthen energy security and bring prosperity to its country members.
"Despite the positive impact of PETROCARIBE on the region, the current crisis of the oil value represents a challenge for the Venezuelan Government, which is the cornerstone of these mechanisms of integration", said Perez.
PETROCARIBE has provided 301 million oil barrels to country members, which means 40 percent of the demand in the region, and revenues valued at $28 billion USD, of which Venezuela has already received $16 billion USD, according to data issued by the Telesur television station.
Climate change, the Pope and the Caribbean
In a little over a month’s time negotiators from around the world will gather in Paris to try to reach a final and globally binding agreement on a new treaty on climate change. It is no exaggeration to say that achieving this is of existential importance to the Caribbean.
The meeting, from November 30 to December 11, will be the largest since 2009 when a similar attempt in Copenhagen failed, only to be followed by recriminations between the developed world, advanced developing nations, and those countries most at risk, over who was to blame.
Since then the process has moved on and the positions of many nations, most notably the United States and China, have become closer. One general reason for this is that the two countries among many others have since the Copenhagen summit agreed to regulations, policies or laws that now enable them to make specific pledges on how they are going to cut greenhouse gas emissions, rather than the non-specific approach taken in 2009.
Plongées au Lighthouse reef, Belize, 5min.
Belize it or not Trip 2015 featuring "Save Everyone" by Sunrunners / "Rice and Beans" by Bella Carib, 16min. Footage of our GoPro adventures in Belize (September 2015) featuring our "Belize it or not" crew. Taken in San Ignacio and San Pedro, Belize. No iguanas were eaten during the filming of this movie (hopefully). Thanks for the Rice and Beans Belize!
Plongée au Great Blue Hole du Belize, 7min.
Belize Road Trip 2015, 2min. Video taken as I traveled in Belize, cruising in the back of a truck driven by Elwin.
Chris & Kelli's Belize Wedding Film, 9min. Chris & Kelli's intimate wedding celebration at Captain Morgan's Resort in Ambergris Caye, Belize.
GSU / ADU DOING THEIR JOB OR HAVING FUN??? (CARNIVAL 2015 BELIZE - ORANGE WALK), 4.5min.
Lodge at Big Falls Punta Gorda Belize, 9min.