CDC Notice Prompts Local Field Investigation for Zika in Belize
The Ministry of Health issued a release late this evening on zika which until now has been detected in Central America, the Caribbean and throughout the rest of the region. [...]
A Weekend Murder in Roaring Creek, 6 Men Arrested
Six persons are tonight in custody following the murder of a Belmopan resident. Luis Ortiz and Juan Gonzales were ambushed inside Ortiz vehicle and taken to an area near the [...]
A Stepfather is Accused of Sexually Violating his Mute Daughter
We report on all manner of unpleasant allegations made in the criminal arena, but there are some which truly turn the stomach. Tonight, Stann Creek Police have allegedly detained one [...]
Ambassador Assad Shoman Discusses Guatemala Issue at O.A.S. Meeting
Last Friday, our News Five team camped out under a “hammans” tree outside O.A.S. Office in the adjacency zone for hours. Inside were top diplomats from Belize and Guatemala, Foreign [...]
Will Guatemala Change Its Position on Sarstoon?
A resolution within days may be a matter easier said than done. Guatemala maintains that the Sarstoon is theirs, and in a recent diplomatic note stated that they will continue [...]
Caribbean Investment Holdings Refutes Claim in Panama Papers
By now, most would have heard of the controversial Panama Papers, a trove of documents leaked by the Washington-based International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ). In a nutshell, the documents [...]
A New U.D.P. Deputy Leader will be Chosen on May 29th—Does Faber Have an Edge?
The date for a special convention to choose the First Deputy Leader of the United Democratic Party is set. Delegates from across all thirty-one constituencies are expected to cast their [...]
Patrick Faber Discusses Campaign Funding
Since both candidates threw their hats into the ring following Gaspar Vega’s departure as first deputy leader, several area representatives have come out in full support of their candidate of [...]
Faber Does the Math in Orange Walk, Will Gapi’s Support be a Factor?
While a majority of the area representatives and standard bearers have chosen their candidate, there is one wild card remaining. That person seems to be Orange Walk North Area Representative [...]
Who Said Finnegan is Retiring from Mesop Politics!
Still on political news…Is perennial Mesopotamia Area Representative Michael Finnegan throwing in the towel? In the wake of his November fourth victory in the 2015 General Elections, Finnegan’s nephew Jamal [...]
Boots Comes Out in Favor of John Saldivar
While Finnegan has declared his unwavering support for Patrick Faber, Port Loyola Area Representative Anthony ‘Boots’ Martinez is flexing his political muscle in the other corner. This afternoon, he called [...]
A Straightforward Decision was Made to Support Saldivar’s Candidacy
With the convention date set for May twenty-ninth, both candidates are canvassing delegates in the thirty-one constituencies. That being the case, it isn’t farfetched that Patrick Faber would have approached [...]
Victor Sagastume is Busted for Cocaine Possession
A Guatemalan national residing in San Martin Village, Belmopan is facing five criminal offenses tonight. It all went downhill for Victor Sagatume after police searched and found on him point [...]
Bus Driver Arraigned for Manslaughter After Deadly RTA in Hattieville
Almost a month ago, a cyclist of the Hattieville area was crushed by a bus. Today, thirty-four year old Hattieville resident and bus driver, Franco Audinett was arraigned before Senior [...]
Sustainable Development Goals, the Path to 2030
From 2000 to 2015 the world focused on the Millennium Development Goals – a structured framework which nations used to chart a path to development in areas like health, education, [...]
Boots and His Ministry Support Belize City Curfew
The issue of imposing a nine o’clock curfew for anyone below the age of eighteen years has gained traction in all corners, including the Ministry of Human Development and Social [...]
Who is Boots Grooming to Take Over in Port Loyola?
Deputy Mayor Dean Samuels, is he preparing to succeed “Boots” Martinez in Port Loyola? While the incumbent area representative has announced his retirement from electoral politics at the end of [...]
APAMO Retreats to Discuss Direction of Co-management
Over the weekend, membership of the Association of Protected Areas Management Organizations, APAMO, participated in a working retreat to take a critical look at the role and direction necessary as [...]
Ashley Loses Her Fight with Cancer
On Sunday, at around one p.m., Ashley Rebecca Walker died at home, her mother Kayla by her side. She had been diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia in September 2014, shortly [...]
Where is Kotch?
Where is Albert Johnson? The family of the woodcarver and father of two teenage daughters became concerned after a group of police officers came to their home in Belmopan, demanding [...]
Football and Basketball Stats with James Adderley
Good evening I’m James Adderly and this is Sports Monday. The 4 team playoffs in the PLB Closing season got off with a bang on Saturday with all 4 [...]
Corozal Second Murder Remains Unsolve
Tonight Corozal Police is nowhere close to solving the murder of 51 year old cane farmer Gregorio Abel Espinoza who became the second murder victim for the district.
The body of the deceased was discovered on Friday April 8th at around 10:00 in the morning in the area of Santa Rosa located behind the Village of Chan Chen in the Corozal District. According to authorities upon arrival at the scene they saw the lifeless body of Espinosa lying face down near the banks of the New River with multiple pellet wounds on right hand side of chest and what appeared to be a bullet wound to the left lower rib cage.
A post mortem conducted on the body of Espinosa concluded that he died as a result of multiple gunshot wounds to the thoracic region. The body presented a total of 2 gunshots…1 to the right side around the shoulder area and the other on the lower left rib cage.
CARICOM Concern About Caribbean Countries Involvement In The Panama Papers
The ‘Panama Papers’ leaked over 11.5 million documents from Mossack Fonseca, a Panamanian Law Firm that has about forty offices across the globe. The documents show how the law firm has assisted many companies in hiding money so as to refrain from paying their taxes since the years 1970 to 2015. As a result of the leaked documents, approximately 214,000 offshore companies were listed as ‘tax haven’ businesses and among the long list are a number of Caribbean countries including Belize.
According to reports by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, Lord Michael Ashcroft’s offshore company known as the Belize Corporate Services began using Mossack Fonseca in an effort to provide shell corporations for clients since the year 2006. The reports also indicate that the Belize Bank International (also under the BCS) established a new firm called MF and Company Limited with three of the Panama firm’s founders as the owners. The new firm allegedly worked along with BCS in establishing other companies and acting as registered agents here in Belize. This is an implication which Lord Michael Ashcroft, the billionaire Belizean investor, has denied. Ashcroft, through a spokesman, said the allegations are entirely false saying, and we quote “These allegations are completely untrue, and the events as described never happened. The records upon which you claim to rely for those allegations either do not exist or have been falsified,”
Ambassadors Present Credentials To Governor General
Today four Ambassadors presented their credentials to the Governor General of Belize His Excellency Sir Colville Young.
The four ambassadors namely; His Excellency, Aitzaz Ahmed, Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, His Excellency Yusra Khan, Ambassador of the Republic of Indonesia: His Excellency; Ibrahim Obeidat, Ambassador of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan and His Excellency, Mohamed Saadat, Ambassador of Palestine all expressed their pleasure in being a representative of their countries in Belize and extended warm greetings to Belize from their respective governments. Each ambassador conveyed their country’s intention to continue to develop and maintain strong associations with Belize while the Governor General graciously welcomed them and received their credentials.
Zika Suspected Cases In Belize
Last week we told you about an American couple who tested positive for the Zika virus after spending approximately six days in Belize. Following this report the Ministry of Health along with a team from the vector control unit, Public health department and the Epidemiology Department conducted field investigations over the weekend to determine the possibility of local transmission of the disease.
Late this evening the Ministry issued a release where they report that their field investigations have revealed two potential cases of the virus, one in Stann Creek and one in Toledo. A third person of interest was also located in the Cayo District. According to the release, samples were taken from the persons in the southern districts and will be sent to the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) tomorrow for testing.
BEL Explains Countrywide Blackouts
Collapsed systems in the national electricity grid have been cited as the reason for last night’s multiple power outages. The first loss of power happened just after eight o’clock in all districts which the Belize Electricity Limited says was due to a faulty protection device in Xulha, (SHUL-HA) Mexico. Two more power failures occurred and […]
Troubles Brew in the North for PUP
The last bit of news we brought to you on the People’s United Party and the inner workings of the blue and white tent was that there were changes being made to the National Executive. Cordel Hyde was installed as one of the deputy party leaders while Ramon ‘Munchi’ Cervantes was stripped of his post […]
Ombudsman Is Hopeful for Improved Relations
One of the recent complaints coming out of the National Assembly was the lack of attention being given to the recommendations of the Ombudsman on several matters. Senator Mark Lizarraga raised the matter of the Ombudsman report that was tabled in the last sitting of the Senate where the recommendations of additional training and equipment […]
Middle East Ambassadors Meet Governor General
This morning the Governor General of Belize, His Excellency Sir Colville Young, welcomed four new Ambassadors to Belize from the Middle East to Belize House in Belmopan. The new ambassadors to Belize are His Excellency Aitzaz Ahmed, Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan; His Excellency. Yusra Khan, Ambassador of the Republic of Indonesia; His […]
Man murdered in Capital City
Belmopan Police continue their investigations into the murder of a resident of Maya Mopan. Correspondent Fem Cruz has the story. Fem Cruz: On Sunday April 10 37 year old Lewis Eswardo Ortiz a resident of Shalpek Street Maya Mopan Belmopan was reported missing by family members. According to the father of the missing […]
Sustainable Goals are Everyone’s Business
As we told you earlier in our newscast there was the start of a two day workshop on the global goals for sustainable development. The event which has the participation of various sectors in Belize ranging from agriculture to fisheries and urban planning to climate change comes with several objectives. Facilitator of the workshop, Dr […]
Figueroa and Martinez for Saldivar as Deputy
In our first segment we told you of the Saldivar versus Faber event that is ongoing in the United Democratic Party. Most of the standard bearers have come out to say who they are endorsing and tonight, we bring you two more endorsements in favour of John Saldivar. Area Representative for Cayo North, Dr Omar […]
A Replacement for Boots in Port
With Minister Anthony Boots Martinez preparing to wrap up his political career, he does have his eyes out for a replacement and it seems that he just may have found one in the name of Dean Samuels. ANTHONY MARTINEZ “ Love News contacted Samuels following our interview with Minister Martinez and while he was unavailable […]
Are Ministers Finnegan and Martinez Retiring from Politics?
When Collet Representative Patrick Faber launched his candidacy on March 21 for the UDP’s First Deputy Leader, Minister Michael Finnegan had made a jest, basically indicating that he has plans in continuing in politics in the Mesopotamia division. It did raise some questions as in previous newscasts we had done interviews with both Shyne Barrow […]
Sustainable Development Goals for 2030
There are 17 goals on sustainable development that every country from around the globe has committed to achieving by the year 2030. With each country being unique, several of the goals may not be applicable to all and with that in mind, representatives from various sectors ranging from Fisheries, Forestry, Urban Planning, Agriculture, Climate Change […]
Murder in Santa Rosa
The dead body of a male individual was found in the area of Santa Rosa located behind the Village of Chan Chen in the Corozal District. Reports are that the cane farmer, whose name was not released by our news time, was found this morning with gunshot wounds to his chest on the Rio Hondo River bank ...
Ladyville teenager shot and killed
An 18 year old youth from Ladyville died while undergoing treatment at the KHMH following an attempt on his life last night. He has been identified as Merkel Pitts and investigators informed that he was shot three times to the body. Officer Commanding Ladyville, Inspector Juanito Cocom has the deta...
U.S. couple who visited Belize positive for Zika
There are not one but two apparent cases of Zika originating in Belize. The Ministry of Health today confirmed the devastating news in a telephone conversation with other media, following yesterday’s press release in which U.S. authorities at the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)...
Highway accident leaves two injured
There was an accident on the George Price Highway sometime around 9 0’clock Friday morning. A motorcycle collided head on into a white Toyota Hilux Government vehicle in Ontario Village. The driver of the Hilux, 50 year old Ervin Griffith, says he was headed from Central Farm to his work place at th...
6 persons arrested after drug search
Six persons have been arrested as the result of a drug search conducted in San Pedro. On the 7th of April, San Pedro Police conducted a search in an apartment in the D.F.C area of San Pedro Town. When they arrived at the apartment, Alex Espat and Christian Espat along four minors were there. In the ...
Belize City resident detained for firing firearm in public
Police have detained Michael Williams Jr. Pending investigations for discharging a firearm in public. On Friday the 8th of April at around 12:25 a.m., shots were heard coming from the corner of St. Thomas and Dunn Streets in Belize City. When police arrived, 27year old Michael Eric Williams Jr. Was ...
Belize City resident arrested for possession of utensil for smoking drugs
A Belize City resident was arrested and charged for possession of utensils used for smoking controlled drugs. On Wednesday the 6th of April, police were on patrol on New Road in Belize City and stopped and searched 54-year-old Walter Flores of Belize City. When police were approaching Flores, he thr...
Breaking Belize News
KREM TV’s 4th Awards Show
The following received awards at the 4th annual KREM Music Awards Show held Saturday at the Bliss Center for the Performing Arts, Belize City: Lifetime Achievement: J.C. Arzu and Tony Wright, co-hosts of KREM Radio’s “Belize Musicians Past and Present” which has been on air for the last 21 […]
Two “potential” cases of Zika uncovered in South; may be linked to U.S. couple
The Ministry of Health says that its Zika containment plan for Belize is moving into “a new phase” due to two potential cases being uncovered in the Stann Creek and Toledo Districts with a third person being identified as of interest. However, until samples […]
Governor General welcomes ambassadors to Belize
A government press release issued earlier today, announced the presentation of credentials to Governor General Sir Colville Young, by four ambassadors at the Belize House in Belmopan. Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, H.E. Aitzaz Ahmed; ambassador of the Indonesian Republic, H.E. Yusra […]
Generally dry conditions prevail over the region
The National Meteorological Service of Belize is predicting mostly sunny skies today and partly cloudy skies tonight with showers, if any, being isolated. Winds will be blowing to the East at 5-15 knots and the sea state will be choppy. High temperatures today are […]
Special Envoy lashes out at Amandala
The Special Envoy for Women and Children lashed out at the Amandala newspaper on Monday afternoon via its Facebook account over a controversial headline that has caused much backlash on social-media. The story, printed in its April 10, 2016 edition: “Girl, 13, said ‘yes’ to 4 […]
Player of the week: Luis “Baka” Torres
Luis “Baka” Torres, 24, was born in Belize City and raised in Independence Village. He started playing soccer from a young age and when he was 12-years-old he began playing with school teams. In his high school years Luis won 2 National championships and in college, […]
UDP to select new deputy leader May 29th
The United Democratic Party held a special meeting of its national party council on Saturday to determine the date of a convention to elect the first deputy party leader, who would replace the retiring Gaspar Vega. The convention will take place at the ITVET Grounds in Belize […]
U.S. TV series to air episodes filmed in Belize
Fans of two well-known American television series may recognize the background when those programs air this week. On Sunday, Discovery Channel aired an episode of Naked and Afraid, a 21-day survival challenge pitting two contestants against Mother Nature, filmed in Belize. Contestants Kacie Cleveland from Bellingham, […]
Dangriga man being investigated for rape of disabled stepdaughter
A disturbing report made by the mother of a disabled 15-year-old minor on April 1, has launched a rape investigation in Dangriga. The woman told officers that on March 31, sometime between 3:00 and 3:30 p.m., she got home from work and noticed that […]
One murdered and other wounded on Sunday morning
Sometime after 3:00 a.m. yesterday morning in Roaring Creek, Cayo District, police responded to reports of a fight in front of the burial ground and upon arrival, saw 40-year-old Jose Gonzalez suffering from a cut wound to his head. Gonzalez was transported to the […]
CARICOM caution on Panama Papers
The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has issued a caution about the Panama Papers and subsequent labels being attached to financial service centres in its member states. CARICOM is deeply concerned about the resurgence of the “tax havens” designation saying that the quote “loose attribution of this […]
Young Belizean going to Harvard
Since graduating from St. John’s College last year with stellar educational achievements, Angel Navidad chose to take the Suite of Assessments (SAT) for universities based in the United States and after sending out applications, was elated to find out that he had been accepted to […]
Belize Electricity Limited (BEL) apologizes for countrywide blackouts
The country experienced three power interruptions last night between 8:18 and 9:49 p.m.Belize Electricity Limited (BEL) later issued a press release explaining that the outages were the result of system failure from its power supply in Xulha, Mexico. BEL attributed the failure to a faulty protection […]
Tres Cocos, Ambergris Caye: Beautiful Residential Neighborhood…or Is It?
Tres Cocos is lovely neighborhood just north of the bridge. And I am in no way questioning that it is beautiful. It is.
I am not sure where it technically starts…but here’s my estimation. You drive over the Barry Bowen Bridge — over the cut that divides “the south” (and town) from “the north”.
You pass the movie theatre and the whole Reef Village compound (now Barrief Reef Village) and then…you are in Tres Cocos sub-division or neighborhood.
In front of Reef Village…
It’s an area that is changing quickly with the addition of THE ROAD. The road that used to be a bumpy, dirt and/or MUD adventure, is now is paved from the bridge to about Mile 4 and being readied up to Mile 10.
I have received a few messages from readers who are…unhappy…with the changes and the addition of new businesses to this area. And claim that it is the “end of the residential neighborhood”.
I’ve got an opinion on that but first? Some pictures.
Here is a walk that I took yesterday in Tres Cocos. First along the beach. I cut towards it at The Cloisters.
A recent trip into Barton Creek’s dark Underworld scared and enlightened us at the same time!
The Mayans believed that the Ceiba tree depicted the structure of the world, the top of the tree which is filled with leaves depicted the Heavens, the trunk of the tree is the Earth with the roots that go down deep representing the Underworld, known to the Mayas as “Xibalba”. The Mayans believed that the roots went deep into cave systems and were extended into stalactites, To them, caves were entrances to Xibabalba, and they would enter these cave systems to present offerings to their Gods and Barton Creek is one such cave system located here in Belize.
The ride to the site on the Pine Ridge is scenic, the foothills are lush and there are small farming communities along the way, a glimpse of a very quiet, simplistic life. We arrived at a small steam crossing and drove right through to get to the park entrance which seemed like any normal car park. Farther up the creek stood a huge crack in the side of the cliff, a large slice of black abyss peering out onto the forest. The water was a hue of jade but you could look through it and see old wood trunks on the bed, and small fish swimming around.
At the mouth of Barton Creek cave, the aperture of its entrance becomes increasingly more apparent, a tall slice seemingly slashed right through the limestone. Get your safety tips and a quick brief as you enter the cave. The entrance can be tricky as there is a tiny passage buffered on both sides by two huge boulders but once you pass the entrance the cave really lays its atmosphere on you. You can feel the difference in the air, there’s more of an echo, and the light slowly but surely loses its fight against the darkness.
South Water Caye, an incredible island in Southern Belize
Because of the freshwater sources in the center of this small island, fisherman used to stop off at South Water Caye to replenish their supplies. Approximately 15 acres in size, South Water Caye lies directly above the Belize Barrier Reef and is home to some of the best snorkeling and diving in the country.
When a beautiful tropical island comes to mind, South Water Caye is an almost picture-perfect rendition of that image. With gorgeous panoramas of the Caribbean, sugar sand white beaches and gorgeous snorkeling and diving opportunities nearby, South Water Caye is one of the most beautiful islands in Belize. Because the island is in the middle of a protected nature reserve, it is very easy to see an abundance of colorful marine life all along the shoreline. South Water Caye is located directly atop the Belize Barrier Reef a few miles offshore from Stann Creek District in southeastern Belize. It is in the center of the South Water Caye Marine Park, a protected reserve where fishing and industrial activity is prohibited.
South South Water Caye has no airport so the only way to get there is by water taxi or private boat. Depending on the weather, it takes approximately 45 minutes to arrive at South Water Caye from Dangriga or other coastal locations in Stann Creek District.
Criminal Minds Beyond Borders - Belize Edition
To air on Wednesday, April 13 on CBS. Set your reminders!!
This Low-Tech Trap For Killing Mosquito Eggs Is Brilliant
Mosquitoes love to breed inside discarded car tires. So why not use this against them? Such is the thinking of Canadian researchers who have developed a DIY mosquito trap that’s already proving its worth in field tests.
The trap is called Ovillanta, and it was developed by researchers from Laurentian University with help from Mexico’s National Institute of Public Health (plus a little money from the Canadian government).
The egg trap is constructed from two 20-inch (50 cm) sections of discarded rubber car tires. The bits of tire are fashioned into a mouth-like shape, and a fluid release is added to the bottom.Once it’s ready and hung on a wall or tree, a non-toxic solution is added. A chemical pheromone is added to attract the mosquitoes. A wooden strip or paper floats in the artificial pond, where the female lays her eggs.
Twice a week, the strip is removed so that it can be analyzed, and the eggs that have been collected are destroyed using fire or ethanol. The solution is recycled back into the tire, but over time it collects even more mosquito pheromones, making it even more irresistible. From a mosquito’s perspective, it’s actually quite diabolical.
Causes still unknown for unusual earthquake in northern Yucatan
The National Seismological Service (SSN) has confirmed the earthquake of 2.9 magnitude on the Richter scale recorded on Thursday April 7 at 11:50 am, 19 kilometers from Motul, between Dzemul and Dzidzantún.
Although the causes of this tremor, which was imperceptible to the population, are not known, the quake “is not surprising,” says Adriana Gonzalez Lopez, analyst for SSN, interviewed in Mexico City. “The geological conditions of the Peninsula promote this type of phenomenon,” she says.
In fact, in the Yucatan Peninsula, an earthquake of low intensity occurs every 12 to 18 months, with its epicenter usually recorded in the southern part of Yucatan state and the coasts of Quintana Roo.
“There could be many earthquakes in Yucatan, but we have no equipment to detect them,” said Gonzalez Lopez. “There are only three seismological stations in the Peninsula, one in Merida, which only capture the quakes near them. If we had more stations, we’d know more.”
Get Ready Culinary Trendsetters, Lionfish Are Coming To Whole Foods!
In a weird way, lionfish are kind of adorable. From their mane to their stripes to their little unicorn horn, you might be inclined to think that lionfish are good little pets. Oh, but actually, they’re a highly destructive invasive species who breed like crazy, have venomous spines, destroy the environment and resources of native fish, hurt like hell when stepped on, and, because of their high population, are turning into friggin’ cannibals. Yikes.
However, Whole Foods is looking to turn this invasive fish into an edible fish. In the next six months, Whole Foods will start selling lionfish at the counter in their West Coast locations. Eventually, the chain hopes to expand the sale of lionfish to all of its 431 stores.
The way Whole Foods chooses to source its seafood is actually based on sustainability ratings for fish buyers to help make eco-conscious choices that protect the oceans. The scores are given by Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch, which gave lionfish a “Best Choice” rating (there are tons of them and, unlike so many fish, population is growing out of control. Which is great, considering that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has been begging people to eat lionfish and help get rid of them.
Cuba running low on beer as thirsty US tourists descend
The ubiquitous fridges that dispense beer in Cuba’s bars, cafes and petrol stations are running out of the island’s favourite Cristal and Bucanero brands as a surge in American tourists and the proliferation of new private watering holes put the nation’s main brewery under strain.
Brewer Bucanero needs a new plant to keep pace with demand from tourists and a burgeoning private restaurant sector that competes with state-run outlets for supplies, Mayle Gonzalez, a sales executive at the company, said on Saturday..
Bucanero, a joint venture between the Cuban government and Belgium’s Anheuser Busch InBev, also makes the Communist-led country’s most widely consumed brew, Cristal.
Local media reported that Cuba’s breweries signed contracts this week for more than 33m cases of beer at a business in Havana, considerably more than their current production capability will allow. Bucanero is reportedly planning to import 3m cases of beer from Dominica to keep up with demand.
Caribbean Fisheries Forum meets to discuss emerging challenges
Fisheries experts from across the Caribbean region travelled to Guyana last week for the 14th meeting of the Caribbean Fisheries Forum -- the primary technical deliberative body of the Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM).
The Forum met in Georgetown on Thursday and Friday to undertake its annual stocktaking and planning for the fisheries and aquaculture sector.
The event brought together more than 50 participants, including directors of fisheries, chief fisheries officers, and other development partners, such as NGOs and international organizations like the UN Food and Agriculture Organization, which work with the CRFM in promoting the development, management and conservation of the Caribbean’s fisheries resources.
Comedy show at Sandbar San Pedro, 3min. On Friday, as part of the comedy show at Sandbar San Pedro, Joe Chung and I had a Worst Possible Playlist Contest -- AND MY PLAYLIST WAS THE WORST! Since I won, the punishment for Joe was that he had to walk around the island with a big-ass boombox, blasting my terrible playlist -- which we filmed for the following night's show. The video is below -- enjoy!
Easter In Belize at Tipsy Tuna Beach in Placencia, 7min. Belize In America recap of Easter in Belize at the Tipsy Tuna Seaside & Sports Bar, Placencia, Belize.
In this video, you will see some of the main highlights from the Easter Weekend in Placencia - including Mr. Physique and Swimsuit contest, Coconut Husking contest, tips on planning for Easter 2017. A brief feature on the Maya Beach Hotel & Casa Placencia Garden Rooms & 1-2 Bedroom Apts-Ocean/Gardenviews.
Belize & Guatemala 2016, 11min.
Zip Lining in Belize, 2min.
Release: Waddles the Royal Tern, min. Release of Waddles, the rehabilitated Royal Tern at Belize Bird Rescue. Released at Hour Bar in Belize City. Here's the rehab and release footage of one of the longest, non-parrot rehabilitation we've ever had ~ Waddles the Royal Tern was with us for six months before he finally spread his wings!
Saint Peter’s Anglican School Special Ed Fun Run 2016, 4min. On Saturday morning students from the Saint Peter’s Anglican School Department at the Saint Peter’s Anglican School, their parents, teachers, and other members of the community participated in the annual Fun Run held in Orange Walk for children with disabilities. The run was held with the hope of eliminating the stigma against disabled children and also served in preparation for this year’s National Special Olympics.
COROZAL JUNIOR COLLEGE BUSINESS EXPO 2016, 6min. The Corozal Junior College held their 2016 Business Expo at the school’s compound. It’s an annual event in which students display their business ideas to the public and at the same time learn from the professionals as several established businesses also set up their booths offering visitors reasonable discounts and promotions.
INDEPENDENCE PLAZA TO BECOME ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY, 5min. The rehabilitation project of Independence Plaza, being carried out by BSI/ASR in partnership with the Orange Walk Town Council and the Police Department has been developing for some weeks now. The hope for the park is to create an environmentally safe area for children to enjoy while using safe and recyclable material to create an aesthetically pleasing site in a way that will not harm the environment.
Snorkeling with a sperm whale, 1.5min. After 3 great dives at Turneffe i had to jump and snorkle with a beautiful little giant! Sperm Whale!!!! Soooo wicked cooool!!!
Ann Learns to Snorkel, 5min. Visited a couple of Cays in Belize. Ann has her first snorkeling experience.
Women's Profiles in Belize, 33min. Belizean Women talk about the challenges they faced being some of the first women in their field of work.
The Beer Diaries World Tour: Belize - Marie Sharp's, 8.5min. The Beer Diaries is proud to present The Beer Diaries World Tour: Belize, a series dedicated to using beer as an introduction to history, culture and the geo-political state of countries around the world.
In this episode, host Mike Mann and his team head to Stann Creek Valley to speak with Marie Sharp, owner of Marie Sharp’s Hot Sauce, about the second largest export of Belize and the importance to the people of the region. This companies origin story, a big contrast to the Belikin Beer monopoly, takes you through the peaks and valleys of Marie’s fierce determination to make this one of a few Belizean products that has made it all over the world via her grassroots efforts.
Study Abroad Belize 2016, 3min.
Summer Camp for Mayan Children of Belize, 4min. Camp Chahim is seeking funding to sponsor a one-week summer day camp for thirty Mayan children living in a remote region of southern Belize. The camp will be free to attend for the children.
Belize It or Not!! (SDSU), 5min. SDSU Study Abroad to Belize
Punta rhythm @ Hopkins, Belize, 1.5min. People playing Punta rhythm down inna great Belize!
Belize Jungle Zip Line Video, 5min.