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The San Pedro Sun
A Secret Santa surprise for Michelle Nuñez
Some people just make an impression. Michelle Nuñez was Miss San Pedro 2014-15, and during her year, managed to catapult that title to the highest of heights. She created S.H.I.N.E. – a program for girls 13 – 16 years old, with the goal to empower and motivate girls to grow into, and live out their full potential. Her passion for community made her a role model to many, both the young and young at heart.
Her efforts and kindness caught the eye of a particular community member, who was so amazed by her selfless acts and giving nature, that a Secret Santa idea was born. On December 1st, Michelle posted her Christmas wish list on Facebook, and the Secret Santa was impressed that her requests were so simple and in essence, so Michelle: a blender, a tea seat (!!!), cupcake pans, an apron, wine (of course, a girl after our hearts) and candy.
Secret Santa proceeded to ensure that the lovely Michelle would indeed get her wish and bought the presents, and The San Pedro Sun was happily enlisted into playing the role of Elves. Prancer, Dancer and Dasher (aka, Tamara, Mary and Monique) each carried a wrapped present and took them to Michelle’s place of work.
BTL to launch Region’s fastest LTE Network in 2016
On Friday, November 27th Belize Telemedia Limited (BTL) announced that the company is in the final stages of selecting its mobile network vendor to build out and launch its Mobile LTE network in 2016. This new network is expected to be among the fastest and most robust in the western hemisphere, and BTL plans to take full advantage of the services in the LTE technology and equipment.
According to Anwar Barrow, Chairman of the BTL Executive Committee, this initiative is a response to the demands of their customers for better quality of service. “Our customers (business and residential) are using their mobile devices more and more to access the internet while on the go. They demand and expect to be able to stream YouTube and Netflix, play games, hold video conference calls and conduct business in a seamless way whether they are at work, home or out on the road,” said Barrow. He added that BTL meets and exceeds their customers’ demands for mobile data bandwidth and speeds. “Our planned investment in mobile LTE will give them speed 10 to 20 times faster than what they get today,” ended Barrow who also indicated that this will give customers the advantage to do anything they want. According to Barrow, the performance and coverage of the LTE network will be among the best in the entire region.
Domestic Violence Workshop educates island women
The Women’s Department of Belize under its BA1 Project along with the Child Development Foundation (CDF) hosted an awareness workshop on Domestic Violence at the SunBreeze Hotel in San Pedro Town. The informational event took place on Tuesday, December 1st and Wednesday, December 2nd, which entailed lectures about the basic concept and understanding of the impacts of domestic violence. The training also focused on strengthening the capacity of the civil society and community based organizations that work hand in hand to address violence against women, human trafficking and femicide. The seminar was also held at the San Pedro High School where students were educated on the topic
Moratorium and Permanent ban protects Belizean marine resources
Oceana Belize applauds the announcement of the Government of Belize (GoB) today to permanently ban offshore oil exploration along the Belize Barrier Reef System and within the country’s seven World Heritage Sites. With a moratorium on all offshore oil activity in Belizean waters already in place, this move represents a tremendous step forward for Belize and her people as, for the foreseeable future, Belize’s entire marine area is protected from the inherent hazards of offshore oil.
Unethical Dentist Stopped from Opening Practice in Belize
Quick action from the San Pedro Police Department has prevented a possible fraudulent businessman from opening his doors to the public and offering his dentistry services to the island community of San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize.
The office of Oceanside Dental located at the Four Sisters Plaza on Pescador Drive was shut down before it could open on its inaugural day of business after the San Pedro Police Department was tipped off about the dentist’s past criminal business practices in the United States of America. On Monday, December 7, 2015, the businessman was detained by the police pending investigation into his case.
Misc Belizean Sources
You Can Help to Make Sure All San Pedro’s Children Have a
‘Beary’ Merry Christmas
Christmas is a time of joy, happiness, celebration and gifts for so many people here in San Pedro. But, for some families it’s a struggle and for some children, it seems that Santa just passes them by. None of us likes to think of children going without on Christmas day and so, inspired to spread the true spirit of sharing, a local business in cooperation with an international charity, have come up with a great way for anyone who wants to put a smile on the face of a child this Christmas morning by adopting a bear.
Adopt a Bear is the brainchild of business women Britney O’ Daniel, owner of Sandbar Hostel & Restaurant and Kaitlin McWhorter, from Projects Abroad and the concept is simple but genius. All you have to do is pop into Sandbar or Crazy Canucks Beach Bar, who are also supporting this ‘beary’ good idea, and choose a bear from many hanging from their Christmas trees. Each bear has the name and age of a child in need on the back along with their Christmas wish...
Live Music with Valentino
Live Music with Valentino at the Barrier Reef Sports Bar & Grill from 6pm-9pm!Location :
Barrier Reef Sports Bar, Front StreetStart Date: December 8, 2015End Date: December 8, 2015Time: 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Beltraide participates in Christmas Expo 2015
The Small Business Development Centre (SBDC) and Export Belize, two units of Beltraide, joined several of their business clients to showcase their products at the annual Christmas Expo which was held on Dec 5 & 6th at the Down Town Plaza Parking Lot in Belize City.
Visitors to the Beltraide booth had the opportunity to purchase their spices from King Spices, sample the sauces from Marvilleous , get their supplies from Belize Rum Cakes Ltd and phone covers from A & S Covers, winner of BTL’s Entrepreneurship Competition among others.
The event was organized by the Belize Chamber of Commerce and Industry with the aim to give Belizeans an opportunity to take advantage of the Christmas promotions offered by over 30 exhibiting companies from all over the country. The Expo was also an excellent opportunity for the Beltraide’s Marketing Team to inform Belizeans about the wide range of services offered by the organization.
San Pedro Sports Council Marathon
CONGRATULATIONS!!! LOS CATRACHOS for winning the Marathon held yesterday at the Hon. Louis Sylvester Sportinng Complex...... This Marathon was to kickoff the Tournament on December 18th 2015. The San Pedro Sports Council held its marathon on Sunday to kick off its Football 11-A-Side Tournament which will commence on December 18, 2015. Deadline to Register teams is December 11th, 2015.... You can check with Mr. Wilbert Magaña at the offices of The San Pedro Town Council for more information or to sign up!
A conversation with Alexandra Cousteau
If anyone will be in Caye Caulker today, you can make your way out to the basketball court as Ms. Alexandra Cousteau will be giving an Ocean Message to the community at 9:30 am. Thanks!
"The New Destination Belize"
At BTIA's 30th Annual General Meeting, McNab Publishing gave its first official presentation on "The New Destination Belize", giving the audience a first-hand look at what the industry can look forward to as they restructure the entire brand surrounding our country's most renowned marketing tool.
Visit them online at www.destinationbelizemag.com to find out more.
Travel Leisure names Placencia as Top 2016 Destination
Placencia Village in Stann Creek District has been named as one of Travel and Leisure’s top destinations for tourists to visit in 2016 for its amazing ocean views, luxury resorts and fine local cuisine.
According to Travel and Leisure, Belize is great for backpackers—much like Costa Rica in the 1980s—but certain areas have also become bona fide retreats for the well-heeled.
Francis Ford Coppola’s Turtle Inn, according to the popular travel publication, has been drawing glamorous types to its cottages in the beach town of Placencia.
The secret is on the verge of getting out, it added, especially with the late 2016 opening of Itz’ana, an ambitious farm-restaurant-retreat hybrid with 39 upscale villas—all within mere feet of the world’s second-largest coral reef system.
The project, which is just down the road from Turtle Inn, is not just ambitious for its five-star creature comforts (rooms will have terraces with daybeds, waterfront views, and soaring ceilings). It’s also a stage for chef Mara Jernigan, of the immensely popular Limilita pop-up restaurant in Placencia, who will be using indigenous ingredients to spotlight Belizean agriculture and fine dining, Travel and Leisure said, adding that she even has a personal fleet of fishermen.
The publication also highlighted that the property includes: a Mayan-inspired spa using locally harvested rainforest botanicals, a room (and sommelier) dedicated to rum, and chartered yachts for sundown cruises.
This Thursday at Crazy Canucks 2p.m
Belize Youth Awards 2015
The Department of Youth Services held its 2015 Belize Youth Awards on Friday December 4, 2015 at the Belize Biltmore Plaza. The event which marked the culmination of National Youth Week, celebrated under the theme “Youth, Let’s Make the Dream Work with Team Work”, is held annually to recognize and reward young people from all over Belize for their contribution to Belize’s development.
The special guest speaker for the occasion was Mr. Mike Duggan, Executive Director of Domus Kids, a U.S. based NGO which provides a home and after-school programs for with at-risk boys. Mr. Duggan is also involved in the “No Youth Left Behind Initiative” which provides guidance and mentorship for young people. In addressing the awardees and guests at Friday’s event, Mr. Duggan said, “See young people as resources and not as recipients of services that you give. Actively get their input, have the trust and confidence in them that they know what they are talking about, that they know what they need, and they know what their communities need and they have the solutions.”
Presentation of Credentials to the Governor General of Belize
Five ambassadors presented their credentials to the Governor General of Belize H.E. Sir Colville Young today, December 7, 2015 at the Belize House in the City of Belmopan.
H.E. Rabah Hadid, Ambassador of Algeria; H.E. Petros Panayotopolous, Ambassador of Greece; H.E. Alfonso Manuel Portables Vazquez, Ambassador of Spain; H.E. Vehbi Esgel Etensel, Ambassador of Turkey; and H.E. Valdrack Jaentschke, Ambassador of Nicaragua all expressed their pleasure in being a representative of their countries in Belize and extended warm greetings to Belize from their governments. Each ambassador conveyed to the Governor General that their country’s purpose is to continue to develop and maintain strong relations between their countries and Belize. The Governor General graciously received the credentials and welcomed the ambassadors to Belize.
Water interruption this morning in San Pedro
According to a text circulating from Belize Water Services Limited (BWSL), there will be a water interruption for entire San Pedro Town from 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m., today, December 8, 2015.
The San Juan Roundabout and the Sea Grape Drive Roundabout also got a touch of Christmas this year!
SAN PEDRO CENTRAL PARK TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY 2015
On Saturday, December 5, 2015, the San Pedro Town Council invited everyone to the lighting of the christmas tree at Central Park.
Everyone gathered around the christmas tree awaiting the shining lights. Mayor Daniel Guerrero offered a few words where he gave a warming thank you to the Bowen family for donating the christmas tree a few years back and for ensuring that it goes up every year. After his speech, he gave the word, and ta-da! the Christmas tree was finally lit for everyone to enjoy!
Following the Mayor's address, Hon. Manuel Heredia Jr. gave a few warm remarks in rememberance that Christmas is a time to share and be with family.
Also, giving a few remarks was Lady Dixie Bowen who gave special mention to Mr. Guillermo Rodriguez for having the fun and complicated task of setting up the tree every year.
After the tree was lit, the Isla Bonita Elementary School entertained everyone with their high energy dances. And to keep the christmas spirit high, local piano artist, Lascelle Martinez graced us with some Christmas
Passing of Ms. Eustolia Tzib
Mayor Daniel Guerrero, the San Pedro Town Council and Staff would like to extend its deepest condolences to the Tzib/Alamilla family & friends on the passing of Ms. Eustolia Tzib. May her soul rest in peace. Sunrise: November 8,1954 Sunset: December 7, 2015.
A wake will be held in her honor at her residence on Pescador Drive (the Reef Restaurant), today, Monday, December 7, in the evening.
Funeral services will be at the Reef Restaurant at 2:00 p.m., today, Tuesday, December 8, 2015.
Ms. Eustolia was Councilor Hector "Tito" Alamilla's mother-in-law.
The Banquitas House of Culture (NICH) in collaboration with the San Jose Nuevo Palmar Church invites everyone to celebrate the birth of Christ with the traditional Los Posadas. Scheduled for Dec.24th, 2015 at San Jose Nuevo Palmar, Orange Walk.
9 Charged For Home Invasion, Burglary, Rape At Diplomat's Home
On Friday night's news, we told you about the brutal home invasion at Lebanese Diplomat Sarkis Abou Nehra's estate just outside of Burrell Boom Village. Well tonight, police have arrested and charged 9 persons - including 3 females - all from Belize City. Tonight, they are spending their first night on remand at the Belize Central Prison.
We'll show you these accused persons, but first we'll take back Abou Nehra's home where police started their investigation and made a crucial break in the case this weekend. Daniel Ortiz has that story:
Since the home invasion of Lebanese Diplomat Sarkis Abou-Nehra, Ladyville police have made great progress in the investigation. That has resulted in the arrest of several Belize City men.
Sr. Supt. Edward Broaster - OC, Eastern Division Rural:
"We went into overdrive with respect to the investigation into this aggravated burglary. We have arrested and charged John Grinage, Jerson Grinage, Brandon Baptist, Sheldon Grinage and Randalph Coleman, along with Tyrone Meighan jointly for the crime of aggravated burglary, conspiracy to commit aggravated burglary, conspiracy to commit rape, handling stolen goods and theft. Separately, Tryone Meighan was charged for rape. Kemira Cacho, Crystal Augustine, Ashanti Roches and all others mentioned before were likewise charged for handling stolen goods. All of them are from Police Street, Belize City south side."
Mother Says Her Sons Are Being Persecuted
So, once again, the Meighan brothers, Tyrone and Ellis Jr., are in the crosshairs of law enforcement. Tyrone is accused of being one of the 8 armed thieves who stormed into the Lebanese Diplomat's Burrell Boom Home. He's also accused of raping a female victim who was tied up.
Later on, we'll tell you how exactly Ellis Meighan Jr. is being tied to this crime, but first, his mother, Shelly, says that police have it all wrong with Tyrone.
He and Brandon Baptist have only been out of prison for about 1 and a half months after spending 3 years on remand for a murder charge that they beat at the end of October. His mother is anxious to see him free from prison, and she's convinced that the police are tying him up in this crime out of malice. She also says that she has witnesses and police officers - who watch her home daily - who could vouch that Tyrone was at home until very late on Thursday night when this home invasion happened. Today, she made an impassioned plea for help from the powers that be to reverse the criminal charges against her son:
Six Guns Stolen From Diplomat Are Still On The Streets
But, while police and the Meighan family dispute Tyrone's role - or non-role in this brazen crime, 6 guns - all belonging to Sarkis Abou Nehra - are still in the hands of criminals right now.
Those are a Sig Sauer 9mm pistol, a Mossberg Pump action 12 gauge shotgun, a Browning 9mm pistol, a Ruger 9mm pistol, a Pietrro Berreta single action shotgun, and a Remington .22 rifle.
Police say that they need your help in recovering them, and a reward is being offered:
Sr. Supt. Edward Broaster - OC, Eastern Division Rural
"We will be sharing with you all pictures of the 6 firearms that were stolen from the residence which includes 3 - 9mm pistols, 2 shotguns and 1 - 22 rifle and we are going to encourage the community to call 922 TIPS and report any of the guns - If they recognize them to 922 TIPS and hopefully they will get a handsome reward."
How To Send Police A Distress Message
Also, as you heard, police did everything they could to try to prevent this crime. At the very end while it was in progress, the caretaker's wife was held at gunpoint and forced to tell the police responders over the phone that everything was okay.
The cops from Eastern Divison Rural are taking that aspect of the crime very seriously, and they say that they've come up with a way for any hostage to communicate their distress to them. Senior Superintendent Broaster explained it to us:
Sr. Supt. Edward Broaster - OC, Eastern Division Rural
"We will be implementing the 3 P's - Personal Protection Program, where through your cell phone you will be able to send a distress alert to the rural eastern division where we would be in turn in a position to call you and dependent on what you say to us we will know whether or not you are in distress and then we will have adequate resources deployed in dealing with the threat or the situation at hand."
Nine Year Old Accident Victim Dies After Being Knocked Down
A family in Orange Walk is in stunned and grieving disbelief after their 9 year old son died as the result of a traffic accident. On Thursday at midday, Standard three student Geraldo Lopez was walking across the northern highway - when he was knocked down by a southbound motorbike. Today his mother told the media that they pulled over in front of Rony's Tortilla Factory - and she sent her son to buy. But he had to cross the road first. It's simple enough since the highway doubles as the main street in Orange Walk Town. But just feet from the tortilla factory, Geraldo was knocked down. He showed no outward signs of bleeding, and neither did he have any broken limbs, but by Saturday, the child very suddenly died. Asking to appear off camera, his mother told the media the story of the accident, and his very unexpected demise:
VOICE OF: Normita Lopez, Mother of deceased
"I saw him crossing but there was no vehicle coming. He was going and then all of a sudden a motorcycle came fast and knock down my little boy. When he knock down my son, he stopped. But at no time did he came over to where he (my son) was or asked what happened or if I needed help - nothing. At that time all I had in mind was to take care of my son and then another person just came to assist me and he took the boy to the hospital and when we found out the cyclist was not there."
Let The "Zafra" Begin
The cane crop opened today - right on time - and 7 weeks earlier than last year's disastrous late start. Things went off without a hitch this morning at the Tower Hill Factory in Orange Walk - where the Progressive Cane Farmers association members from San Estevan were the first to bring in their load. 7News was at the Tower Hill Factory in Orange Walk and here's the story of smoke signals and mixed signals, from an industry at the crossroads of a present that's tense and a future that's uncertain:...
Jules Vasquez reporting
Like a smoke signal from the factory to the fields, this plume of steam means the Tower Hill factory is operational - and it's the first day of the cane season.
Jose Novelo - Chairman, Sugar Cane Production Committee
"As an industry we had no choice but to try to start as early as possible because of all the stand over plant cane that was left in the field. All the stand over ratoon - all the new cane fields that are starting to come. We have to bring this industry back to its normal cycle where we start milling either in late November or early December."
Stevedores' Spontaneous Strike, Christmas Cargo Ship Sails
The last time we reported on the stevedores at the Port of Belize - they were still trying to get their Collective Bargaining Agreement finalized. That was in October and at the end of it all both sides agreed that they would continue to negotiate. It perhaps seemed like another tedious turn in a negotiation that's been going on for years, but there seemed to be renewed resolve and it seemed like maybe the Christian Workers Union and the Port of Belize would actually work it out. Well, not quite - today the stevedores staged a spontaneous strike shutting down all operations at the port - putting all Christmas cargo on instant pause. Guy Neal, a member of the CWU negotiating team told us why they had to take action this time.
Guy Neal, Negotiating Team, CWU
"The issue is that we had a thing signed with the CEO of Port Mr. Arturo Vasquez and we got everything signed up and all of a sudden when we had the meeting on the 3rd, he backtracked and its the retirement for me and for all the stevedores who went and who is presently working. And if we let that go like that, there will be nothing in our pockets at the end of the day. So we are working for nothing basically. We are doing this dangerous work and it's a work that we have to do in any kind of weather basically; rain, wind or whatever."
"It seemed like it was a level playing field and everyone was on board. So what the issue now? Why did he retract? What is he saying to you all?"
Ok, So the VIP Won't Overturn Election Result
On October 15, the political party, the Vision Inspired by the People, or VIP as it is better known, announced along with it's allied political activists that they were going press the Supreme Court to nullify the results of the November 2015 General Elections. That was at beast, a political hail-Mary, a long shot…but it seems right now, that it wasn't even that: it was just political big talk without any actions to back it up.
Today, we turned up at court, expecting to attend the first hearing of the lawsuit, but we only found their attorney, Hubert Elrington. When we asked where this first hearing was supposed to happen, Elrington told us that the case was not happening today. When we asked why, Elrington told us that they had come across some difficulties, and so the claim as originally filed will not go forward. He did tell us that the main aspects of the case will happen, but when we asked for details about what those will be, or when it should happen, we was very vague.
Chairman of the VIP, Hubert Enriquez, told our colleagues from Krem that their attorney informed them that re-filing the claim is the best option available to them. Again, Enriquez did not share any specifics of this new claim form, and right now, nobody knows if and when the Supreme Court will entertain this supposed new case.
Remembering Those Who Flew Away
Today is Civil Aviation Day and a wreath laying ceremony was held at the Belize Municipal Airport to honor those fallen pilots. The airport team and families of these pilots attended. We spoke with the families of 2 fallen pilots - Nigel Flowers and Sir Barry Bowen. They told us why it's important to remember their passion for flying and how they contributed to society.
Garbutt told us that the purpose of this event it to remember these pilots but also to acknowledge the sacrifice it takes to be a pilot.
Opposition Wins Compressional Election In Venezuela; The End of Petrocaribe?
The so called Chavissimo - which loaned Belize and other Caribbean and central American countries hundreds of millions of dollars under the Petrocaribe programme - has an uncertain future - after the Venezuelan opposition won a majority of the seats in congress in elections on Sunday. International news reports say the opposition coalition won at least 99 seats in the 167-seat legislature. Chavez's ruling United Socialist Party won 46 seats. They had been in power for 17 years - during which time they pushed what is called the Bolivarian Alliance, known as ALBA - the vision for the social, political and economic integration of the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean - which gave rise to Petrocaribe and other initiatives such as Mission Milagro.
President Nicolas Madura has accepted defeat for his party, calling the results a right wing counter revolution.
Now, bear in mind that these were not presidential elections, and Maduro remains in that post until 2019. It will be left to be seen if he can outmuscle an opposition controlled congress. But, if the opposition coalition wins 13 of the 22 undecided seats, it would have a supermajority which it can use to initiate a referendum to revoke Maduro's mandate.
Youths Who Said Yes To Excellence
On the evening news, you often hear of youths being charged for crimes. Very regularly that makes the headlines. But, what happens to the majority of Belizean youths who are law-abiding, and who continue strive for excellence?
Well, last week was Youth Week 2015, and the Department of Youth Services organized a group of activities designed to honor outstanding youths. Elodio Aragon Jr., the Minister of State with responsibility for Youth, Sports and Culture, was the keynote speaker at the Youth Awards, on Friday night. He told the gathering that these awardees give him hope for the up-and-coming leadership of the nation:
The awards consisted of sixteen categories. They are as follows with their respective winners: The Environmental Award went to Adaly Cartagena of Ocean Academy.
Crystal Samos was given Innovation Award, while the Youth in Media award went David Smith. The Enterprise Award went to Kenrick Gonzalez, while the Arts and Culture Award was given to Raheem Mariano. The Differently Abled Award went to Janae Matute, while the Youth in Agriculture Award was given to Kadeem Bennett.
Muscle On The Move
Right now, 3 of Belize's elite male bodybuilding athletes are preparing to represent Belize for the first time the World Bodybuilding Championships held by the International Federation of Bodybuilding and Fitness.
The IFBB is the umbrella organization for over 170 national federations coming from 191 countries worldwide, and so these 3 Belizean bodybuilders are up against stiff competition.
This weekend, we caught up with them during one of their final workouts before they leave for the competition in El Salvador. Here's what they had to say about the opportunity:
The first day of competition takes place on this Friday, December 11.
Christmas parties! - you will be going to and hearing all about those for the rest of this month. One was held today at the Radisson for kids from Stella Maris School. There were a number of fun activities for the kids and even Santa dropped by to hand out gifts - 7News wasn't far behind.
Belize Bank sponsored the party. 110 kids attended.
The Brothers Meighan and Grinage Siblings Arraigned for Home Invasion
Police believe they have cracked an armed home invasion at a residence in Burrell Boom last Thursday night. Six of eight suspects have been arrested, charged and arraigned in court [...]
Shelly Meighan Says Murder Maybe, But Her Son Certainly Did Not Commit Rape
The group was expected in court this morning so family and friends were awaiting their arrival. They did not appear until the afternoon and it was under heavy police guard. [...]
Nine-year-old Gerardo Lopez Killed in Road Traffic Accident
One man has been arrested and charged after he knocked down a young student last Thursday on the Belize Corozal Road in Orange Walk Town. The student was crossing the [...]
Parent Teachers Association Clamor for Speed Bump on Busy Highway
Today as the school mourned, parents gathered to express their anger and frustration at the death of a student – a death they feel could have been avoided by the [...]
Stevedores Set Off Impromptu Strike Action at Port of Belize
The stevedores are once again on strike. This morning around eleven o’clock, Gang Seven staged a protest at the Port of Belize which disrupted operations and threatens the unloading of [...]
Freightliner Sets Sail Without Discharging Cargo
At this time, the Port of Belize is in discussions with the labor commissioner and reps from the CWU over the situation at the port. Earlier today, the shipping company [...]
2015/2016 Sugar Crop Kicks Off in the North
After two successive crop season delays underscored by tension and strife in the industry, the 2015/2016 crop season started right on schedule. But even with that start there is concern [...]
Cane Delivery Off to a Slow Start
Traditionally, on the first day of crop cane trucks and tractors-trailers are lined up to weigh in and deliver. Today was different, with trucks trickling in to the point where [...]
What’s the Formula for Reaching Sugar Quota?
Because the last survey estimated one point seven million tons of cane in the field, and the factory can only mill one point three, the Sugar Cane Production Committee had [...]
Maya Leaders Alliance Receive Equator Prize 2015
The Maya Leaders Alliance received the prestigious Equator Prize 2015 Award earlier today at the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris. The organization is being acknowledged on the world stage [...]
Conservation Group Questions G.O.B.’s Turneffe and PHMR Omissions
Cabinet’s recent approval of a policy to permanently prohibit offshore oil exploration in areas along the Belize Barrier Reef System and within seven World Heritage Sites in Belize, does not [...]
Civil Aviation Day Commemorated in Belize
December seventh, by resolution of the United Nations General Assembly, is recognized globally as International Civil Aviation Day. The purpose of the celebration is to generate worldwide awareness of the [...]
Belize Bank and Stella Maris’ Annual Christmas Party
The joy of the holiday season was felt this morning by the children of Stella Maris School. Hosted by the Belize Bank, the children had an unforgettable party at the [...]
Pickstock Social Interaction Program Links Up with Police Department
Of late the Police Department has been big on community policing, and the statistics have indicated very positive results. But it isn’t all about the ‘meet and greet’ initiatives in [...]
Basketball Championships & PLB Playoffs in Sports
Good evening, I’m James Adderley and this is Sports Monday. The PLB playoffs got off with a band this weekend with all 4 teams seeing action. We caught up [...]