Foreign Minister Elrington Returns from Washington, Any Good News?
Foreign Minister Wilfred ‘Sedi’ Elrington returned from Washington this morning after leading a delegation of government representatives to meet with Guatemalan Foreign Minister Carlos Raul Morales and his delegation along [...]
Opposition Representative Says Washington Trip was an Embarrassment
So with no protocols established, no formal or informal draft and no concrete establishment of a relationship in the Sarstoon pending the formal protocols, what really came out of that [...]
Belize and Guatemala Army Generals Meet in Washington
As we said earlier, Brigadier General Jones met with Guatemalan counterpart Carlos Eduardo Perez, Chief of Defense Staff of the Guatemalan army. Guatemala proposes that the head of the armies [...]
B.D.F. Commander Says Military Changeover at Cadenas is Smooth Sailing
Where the B.D.F. is concerned, the changeover of personnel at the Cadenas Observation Post, using the Sarstoon River as ingress to the remote location, has been unhindered since early May. [...]
Untrammeled Access to Sarstoon is Now a Work in Progress
Elrington admits that to reach a Sarstoon Protocol is a gradual process that hopefully will materialize a document within the next six months. As for untrammeled access, well that too [...]
No Date for Follow-up Meeting on Sarstoon Protocol
While the meeting has been described as fruitful, there were more questions than answers this morning when the foreign minister returned to the country. Elrington could not even say when [...]
Opposition Plans to Remove Foreign Minister
There you have it. After five hours in Washington there is no agreement on the Sarstoon, no structured plan for discussions – not even a date for the next meeting [...]
Sedi Explains Confusion Following Istanbul Talks
Elrington, as foreign minister, constantly faces harsh scrutiny from the public, particularly because of his seemingly passive approach towards Guatemala. In some corners, he has been blasted as disingenuous. Elrington [...]
Is Sedi’s Bromance with Carlos Raul Getting in Way of Bilateral Talks?
While Elrington says he doesn’t pay any attention to that, he may pay attention to the stinging criticism leveled at him by P.U.P. Senator and former Foreign Minister Eamon Courtenay. [...]
P.U.P. Says Cash-strapped Government is Attempting to Raid S.S.B.’s Purse
On Tuesday’s newscast, we broke the news that the S.S.B. has been asked to consider purchasing fifty million dollars of G.O.B. shares in B.T.L. and B.E.L. – a request by [...]
P.U.P. Calls for Full Disclosure of Purpose for $50 Million Withdrawal
And with that, the P.U.P. revealed its list of demands where that fifty million dollar proposed withdrawal from the S.S.B. piggy bank. It includes full disclosure of the intended destination [...]
Is There a Connection Between S.S.B. Withdrawal and Pending G.O.B. Settlement?
Is there a connection between the sudden desire by G.O.B. to raise fifty million by divesting shares and a court ordered settlement that has now come due? The Opposition isn’t [...]
South Side Larceny: 3 Burglars Caught in the Act of Breaking and Entering
A trio of burglars was caught in the act this morning in Belize City. The planned burglary occurred like this. One of the men pretended to be chopping the yard [...]
Ahmad Family Recounts Predawn Police Raid
Members of the Ahmad family of Hattieville were detained by the police on Monday morning and kept incommunicado while they were in custody. The Muslim family says that the past [...]
….Were Simultaneous Operations Necessary?
Ten hours later, the Ahmad women, including minors, were released without any explanation or apology from the officers; the men were released late Monday night. The officers claimed the search [...]
Alden Sutherland Sentenced to 2 Years for Arson of Vehicle
The June session of the Supreme Court started today. Aside from numerous indictments, Justice Troadio John Gonzalez also dealt with the case of Alden Sutherland, who was charged for the [...]
Katy Sealy and Brandon Jones to Represent the Jewel at Rio
Track and Field athletes Katy Sealy and Brandon Jones will represent Belize at the Olympics 2016 in Rio. As we told you in Tuesday’s newscast, twenty-two athletes competed over the [...]
Track and Field Athlete Ashanti Carr Recaps Central American Championships
Of the thirteen records set this past weekend in El Salvador, six were clinched by Belizean athletes. News Five spoke with seventeen-year-old track athlete Ashanti Carr, who participated in the [...]
PUP Wants More Than Just the Removal of Sedi
A National Executive meeting concluded at around one o’clock this afternoon at the PUP’s Headquarters in Belize City. One of the burning issues that the PUP is dealing with is their desire to have the Belize/Guatemala issue treated as a non-partisan one and the Government of Belize not cooperating on the matter. Senator Eamon Courtenay […]
Briceno Warns Belizeans of Economic Hardships on the Horizon
Following today’s National Executive meeting of the PUP, Leader of the Opposition presented some figures to the media as Briceno warns that the economy is in shambles and the Government of Belize is in serious debt. Briceno honed in on the debt brought to the country via the PetroCaribe program as well as the proposed […]
VIP Commends Teachers’ Union for Taking Part in the Education of the Belize/Guat Issue
VIP’s Chairman also commented on the fact that the Belizean population is limited when it comes to being knowledgeable on a dispute resolution at the International Court of Justice. Chairman Hubert Enriquez commended the Belize National Teacher’s Union for coordinating the country wide consultations to help spread information on the territorial dispute being resolved at […]
Belmopan City Council Floats Municipal Bond
This morning the Belmopan City Council and Heritage Trust Financial Services signed an agreement for a municipal bond worth six point five million Belize dollars. The bond is to improve the quality of life for the residents of the city through public works. While an estimated twenty million dollars is needed for public investment, the […]
Village Leaders, Parents and Students Protest in San Marcus
A developing situation at San Marcus RC School triggered village leaders and parents to protest and students not attend classes this week. Correspondent Paul Mahung has a detailed report.
Belize and Guatemalan delegation discuss Sarstoon protocol in Washington
Foreign Minister Wilfred Elrington, Brigadier General David Jones and Ambassador Alexis Rosado are in Washington DC where a high level meeting was held this afternoon at the OAS Main building there. The Belizean delegation met with Guatemalan Foreign Minister Carlos Raul Morales, Guatemala’s C...
Chief Justice Kenneth Benjamin to give decision on the UNIBAM Sodomy lawsuit
Three years ago Caleb Orosco and UNIBAM, defended by Lisa M. Shoman and a host of international lawyers, asked the Belize Supreme Court to Strike down Belize’s law which makes sodomy and bestiality illegal acts. Section 53 of the Belize Criminal Code states, “Every person who has carnal inter...
US Embassy to fly LGBT Flag on June 23rd
In other LGBT news, the U.S. Embassy in Belize announced that it will be hosting a Flag Raising Ceremony in commemoration of LGBT Pride Month on Thursday, June 23rd at 10 a.m. at the Belmopan Embassy. In Jamaica, a similar event did not go unnoticed when Jamaican Attorney General Marlene Forte con...
Toledo man trapped by submerged trees drowns
There was a drowning in the Toledo District in Blue Creek Village. On Sunday June 20th , 21-year-old Thomas Salam of Blue Creek , and four other male persons, left home to go fishing. However, while diving in the river, Thomas reportedly got stuck below some fallen submerged trees and drowned. Wit...
Inmate DID hang himself, according to post mortem
A postmortem examination has confirmed that 29-year-old Luis Antonio Magana, Belizean driver of Trial Farm Village, Orange Walk District died of asphyxia due to hanging. As we told you yesterday, police were investigating the death of Magana after he was found hanging in a cell in the Orange Walk ...
Sharon Anderson sues Peter Allen
In the first quarter of 2014, then Chief Executive Officer in the Ministry of Health, Dr. Peter Allen was under sustained fire from the Public Service Union primarily over the appointment of an inexperienced Minister’s daughter as the Director of Drug Inspectorate, who along with two others, was giv...
Constable remanded over public discharge of gun
Constable Urbie Alamilla, 35, attached to the Intelligence section of Eastern Division (South) and a former Minister’s driver, has been remanded to prison, having been accused of discharging a firearm in a public place, to wit, Green Jade Restaurant located between Miles 8 and 9 on the Phillip Golds...
The Belize Ministry of Health has confirmed three additional cases of Zika infection in the Belize District, with the latest cases cropping up in Caye Caulker, where the persons reported having fever and rash earlier this month.
A Belize City woman was the first in the country to be diagnosed with Zika on May 16, 2016. Then on May 25, 2016, test results confirmed that a pregnant woman, 33, of Cayo was infected with Zika.
With a total of 8 cases now confirmed in Belize, including the latest three in the Belize District, the Ministry of Health said that it is investigating and closely monitoring the situation.
“We continue to engage with the local authorities in Caye Caulker along with the investigative team from the Central Region offices in Belize City,” the Ministry added.
Returning to Belize by bus tonight from El Salvador is a contingent of Belizean athletes and officials of the Belize Athletic Association (BAA) who are bringing back 12 medals – 6 gold, 4 silver and 2 bronze – won at the 17th Central American Seniors Championships in Athletics, held at the Jorge “Magico” Gonzalez Stadium in San Salvador, beginning last Friday morning and ending yesterday, Sunday afternoon.
According to delegation head, BAA President Deon Sutherland, “Belize’s performance was outstanding. Of the thirteen (13) new records set at this event, Belize captured six (6). We now hold an impressive seven (7) Central American records. We captured a total of 12 medals – six (6) gold, four (4) silver and two (2) bronze.”
At about midnight on Saturday, at the brink of Sunday morning, an unmasked man entered a yard and gunned down an unsuspecting man in front of his common-law wife.
Mark Shepherd, 23, was in the yard of Iguana Lounge, socializing with his common-law wife, and both of their backs were turned to two men who had entered the yard.
Shepherd was just about to light a cigarette when one of the men withdrew his 9mm firearm from under the waist of his pants and fired several shots at Shepherd, hitting him four times in the right side of the back.
Shepherd’s grieving family is puzzled as to why anyone would want him killed. According to ACP Edward Broaster, Shepherd was not involved in the criminal underworld.
At the end of Week 10 games on Saturday at the MCC Grounds, 3 teams have already clinched a spot in the top-4 semifinals of the Smart 13 & Under Mundialito. And with the last week of regular season this coming Saturday, there are a host of possibilities among 4 teams still in contention for the #4 spot in the playoffs. (See standings below.)
In game 1 on Saturday, June 18, Collet Strikers clipped Heights FC, 1-0, with a goal from Chris Maskall.
Game 2 saw Hattieville Riverside Boys bombing Ladyville Rising Stars, 4-0, with Ruben Darius netting 3 and Jaheed Baptist getting the other goal for Hattieville.
Game 3 was a 1-1 draw between playoff contending Young Warriors and winless Face of Belize. Jonah Chebat shook the net for Young Warriors, while Kassem Santos hit the target for Face of Belize.
TIDE Primary School FWC 2016 Semifinals results, Finals on Wednesday
The semifinals are over in the TIDE Freshwater Cup 2016 Primary Schools Football Tournament, and the stage is set for the finals, which are scheduled for Wednesday of this week.
The semifinals were played today at the Julian Cho Technical High School football field. In the first semifinal today, St. Peter Claver Boys defeated Bella Vista Boys, 2-0, with goals from Lawrence King (12’) and Elsner Rodney (23’). The next semifinal saw St. Peter Claver Girls playing to a 0-0 draw with Trio Girls. They went to penalties, and Trio Girls defeated St. Peter Claver Girls, 4-3. The second male semifinal saw Golden Stream Boys getting the 2-0 win over San Pedro Columbia Boys, with a goal apiece from JerdyShol (14’) and Valeriano Ack (28’). In the second female semifinal, Silver Creek Girls won by default over San Marcos Girls, who failed to show up. Silver Creek has therefore been qualified for the finals.
Final game result and award for Simeon Lopez Kids, Youth and Female Cup 2016
The last game in the Simeon Lopez Kids, Youth and Female Cup 2016 Finals was completed on Sunday, June 12, at the Governor General Field. It had been postponed the week before due to rain. In the U-13 finals second leg, YWAM Valencia and Mountain View Revolution played to a 0-0 draw; but YWAM had won the first leg by a 1-0 margin, so they were declared the aggregate 1-0 winner and U-13 champions.
The award ceremony followed.
In the U-13 Kids category, 1st place went to YWAM Valencia; 2nd was Mountain View Revolution; and 3rd Piccini Rising Stars.
In the U-15 Youth category, 1st was San Martin Medina’s; 2nd was Mountain View Revolution; and 3rd Central Site Bandits.
And in the U-17 Female category, the champion was San Martin Medina’s; 2nd was Bmp Compre Flames; and 3rd Central Site Bandits.
25 PSE top scorers and top schools honored
The 25 top scorers in the 2016 Primary School Examination (PSE) were recognized at an award ceremony held this morning at the Ramada Belize City Princess.
“Hard work pays off. What a valuable lesson we celebrate today! The hard work of these students, their parents or guardians, their teachers and school communities, has certainly paid off in their success, and for this, I congratulate you and encourage you to continue on the path of putting in the work and of pushing yourselves to achieve the great things you want to achieve,” said Hon. Elodio Aragon, Jr., Minister of State in the Ministry of Education, Youth, Sports and Culture, who was filling in for Minister Patrick Faber, who is currently overseas.
Kenly Young of St. Andrew’s Anglican School in the Cayo District, who scored 391 points out of 400 on the exam (97.75%), sang the praises of her school—the best, she said—known now not just for its performance in sports but also for performing well academically and on the PSE.
Clarification from Glenda Parham
I write in regards to an article in the Sunday, June 5, 2016 Amandala. The article is entitled “Belize experienced its first act of Guatemalan terrorism on May 2, 1998” and is written by Micah Goodin.
I just wanted to clarify two things. First, what happened was pure and simply a heinous criminal act; it was not terrorism. Terrorism is defined as the use of violence, or threatened use of violence, in order to achieve a political, religious, or ideological aim. The robbery, as elaborate as it was and obviously involving persons with prior military experience, in no shape or form can be considered terrorism.
Ali at the Newtown Club
Permit me to add a few words to the account of Muhamad Ali’s visit to Belize. The evening he was a guest at the Newtown Club he would not have any of the liquids available. My wife Laura went to our home, then at Newtown Barracks, and brought equipment and materials necessary to brew tea and coffee. I can’t recall which “The Greatest” had but do remember him contentedly sipping away. My friend Dean Lindo may remember the incident.
PUP boycott bilateral talks with Guatemala
“My party and I have done everything possible to work with the government in a bi-partisan effort. Regrettably, this effort has become a partnership of convenience by the UDP administration. That is why I have decided that until the government is prepared to work with us in a meaningful partnership on this issue, we will not attend the talks in Washington, DC, next week Tuesday,” John Briceño told reporters today, Friday.
The Leader of the Opposition People’s United Party was speaking to reporters at a press briefing at the party’s Independence Hall headquarters, where he explained the PUP’s position on the next round of bilateral talks with Guatemala.
Briceño said, “Yesterday, we were very disturbed when we heard that the media was blocked from entering our portion of the Sarstoon River. They were blocked by the Guatemalan Armed Forces, which was in our territorial waters.”
Breaking Belize News
BEL reports steady performance
State-run Belize Electricity Limited (BEL) reports steady performance in 2015, announcing net earnings of 29.4 million dollars, resulting in dividend payments, similar to the previous year, of 15 cents per share. Shareholders will meet tonight at the Annual General Meeting at the Belize Biltmore Plaza hotel to hear […]
5 men accused of murder and attempted murder in court
The Supreme Court has indicted 5 men accused of murder and attempted murder at the start of its June session. While trials will take some time, one man who will soon know his fate is Sanjay Lino who was charged with the murder of 53 […]
Gary Seawell extradition case continued
A hearing was scheduled today in the Court of Appeal regarding the extradition of Gary Gordon Seawell to the U.S. on drug trafficking charges. However, it was traversed to the next session of the Court in October, as the parties agreed before today due to […]
Arsonist spared, says he is changed man
41 year old Alden Denver Sutherland, a drug addict who has since graduated from the rehabilitation program at the Belize Central Prison, was facing a life sentence for arson. Tonight, however, he is on the verge of freedom after proving to the court that he […]
PUP frowns on utility share “dump”
Opposition Leader John Briceño has described the Government as “being on crack” and desperate for money, such that it has approached the Social Security Board to buy $55 million worth of BTL and BEL shares. Briceño reports that the SSB has become a “piggy bank”, […]
PUP: Government just talking…
Representing the People’s United Party (PUP), Senator Eamon Courtenay today said yesterday’s meeting in Washington “celebrates an absolute failure” as no effort has been made to advance plans for a Sarstoon protocol. Calling again for the removal of Minister of Foreign Affairs Wilfred Elrington, Courtenay […]
Muslim family comes under siege from Special Branch
A Hattieville family home was raided and the Ahmad family held for hours then released without explanation. Senior police sources, from Commissioner Allen Whylie to all Eastern Division commanders, deny knowledge of the incident, and culpability has been assigned to the shadowy Special Branch led […]
Man lucky to be alive after gun jammed three times
Ladyville police responded to a distress call on #6 Branson Avenue in Burrell Boom Village. Upon arrival they visited the residence of Eugene Henderson who resides in a white wooden house about 3 ½ feet off the ground. Henderson reported to police that between the […]
OW police seek man for $7,000 theft
Orange Walk Police are currently looking for Urbano Benedicto Vasquez for questioning in connection with a theft. 24-year-old Adelina Juchim from the village of San Jose in the Orange Walk District, reported to police that on Monday June 20, around 11:00 a.m. she made a land transaction […]
GOB broke? Talk of wage freeze as Government approaches SSB to buy utility shares
Even as the International Monetary Fund’s “strong medicine” prescription for the economy gains reaction among its opponents, the Government is seeking other sources of cash. Yesterday Minister of Labour Hugo Patt denied any contemplation of a wage freeze, dismissing the IMF report as “opinion.” But […]
Meeting to set up Neighborhood Watch ends with two possible anti-crime groups on North Ambergris Caye
The rising number of burglaries and thefts north of the bridge moved San Pedro police and government officials, residents, business owners and others to seek a way to jump-start the dormant North Ambergris Caye Neighborhood Watch crime prevention group.
As many as 30 concerned citizens met at the El Pescador resort and came away reviving, not one. but two crime-prevention organizations for the nearly 20 miles of island extending north of the Sir Barry Bowen Bridge.
Both Neighborhood Watch groups have apparently enjoyed active and successful pasts over the last decade or so, and for reasons not completely apparent last night, both went dormant. Importantly, both retained membership mailing lists and institutional memories of successes and failures in running volunteer crime prevention groups.
My Recommendations for Guest Houses and Hostels in Belize
This January, 2016, I explored Belize for one whole month, traveling from the southernmost town of Punta Gorda to one of Belize’s most northern towns – Corozal – near the border of Mexico. During that time I traveled on a rather tight backpacker’s budget, staying in hostels, private rooms at small guest houses and in tents.
Prior to visiting Belize, I attempted to research online for inexpensive places to stay in the country. I discovered, to my great surprise and dismay, that it was extremely difficult to get correct, detailed and up-to-date information.
Most places listed in my rather old LP guide didn’t exist any more, didn’t have contact info or had been transformed into expensive, upscale resorts. So when I finally traveled through Belize, at most destinations I had to search around on foot to find decent budget accommodation.
Following are my recommendations for places to stay, starting from southern Belize up through to the border of Yucatan, Mexico. Sadly, I did not take any photos of the places I stayed, so sorry to say I can’t feature any of them.
Further, note that although I didn’t visit every single destination, I did stay at most of most popular places and a few less-frequented spots. Naturally, I can only give personal recommendations for destinations I visited myself. For other places in Belize, I share what I learned from researching and/or talking with locals.
Lobster Fest in Belize
Ambergris Caye Lobster Fest started earlier this month, and will continue until June 26. Then Placencia's Lobster Fest starts on June 24-26, and will be held at the beach and municipal pier.
Caye Caulker is a small village - the island is 4 miles long, however the town only measures about a mile - the water taxi from Belize City takes about an hour.
The small island has an easygoing attitude with a strong Creole presence, and Caye Caulker is also home to a small community of Rastafarians.
THE CARIBBEAN’S BUSINESS LEADERS MEET IN BELIZE (PART 2)
The conference also seeks to address de-risking and the loss of correspondent banking for financial institutions throughout the region. This will be done through sessions on the opportunities and market support available to the Caribbean through the CSME project (including the development of a regional securities deposit mechanism, regulation/enhancement of services across the region, regulation of competition in the region, work of the commission on the regional economy, contingent rights, free movement, and the development of the region’s cultural industries); Transparency and Governance; the de-risking impacts on small states; discussing strategies to address de-risking and de-linking of correspondent banking relationships.
Market risks will be discussed in sessions that address market optimization through understanding and the adoption of effective Enterprise risk management (ERM or E.R.M.) practices; Disaster Recovery Planning (DRP); Risk Assessment in Practice; Emerging Fraud Risk and a presentation on Cybersecurity Risk Management (Responding to the Inevitable Breaches).
Full Moon and a Blast Wedding at Las Terrazas, Belize
Nicole & Dan booked me to capture their wedding and on my first live chat with Nicole… we talked for about 30 minutes, and 20 were only about the dress… and me and her got more excited by the minute… by the end of our conversation, we were both beyond anxious for this day to come…
I am grateful for them to choose Las Terrazas resort, Ambergris Caye, Belize as their destination wedding… our island is truly amazing!
OAS issues press release on yesterday's meeting in Washington D.C. between Belize and Guatemala
The delegations of Belize and Guatemala, headed by their respective Foreign Ministers, met Tuesday at the headquarters of the Organization of American States (OAS) in Washington, DC with Secretary General Luis Almagro to begin to negotiate the terms of a cooperation mechanism for the Sarstoon River, as had been agreed by the Parties in Istanbul, Turkey, where they met within the framework of the World Humanitarian Summit May 23-24, 2016.
In this regard, the General Secretariat of the OAS is pleased to inform that good progress was made during the meeting, which concentrated on the development of best practices for the de-escalation of tensions in the Sarstoon River.
American Canyon teen bitten by deadly snake in Belize
An American Canyon teenager is recovering after being bitten by Central and South America's most dangerous snake.
Audrey Benton, 15, was in Belize with her parents when she was attacked by a fer-de-lance, sometimes called the "ultimate pit viper." The snake's venom can cause severe internal bleeding, kidney failure, sepsis and tissue damage leading to amputation. Untreated bites can be fatal.
The details of how Audrey was bitten were not immediately available, but she was airlifted to a Florida hospital about a week ago after her condition stabilized in Belize, according to the family's pastor, the Rev. Renie Stamm-Kirk.
She has been been undergoing physical therapy at the hospital, but her recovery has been "uneven," according to a post by her mother, Sarah Thompson.
Rev. Stamm-Kirk set up a Go Fund Me page to help the teen and her family to offset their mounting bills. She noted that airlift alone was "outrageously expensive."
Bangladesh ambassador in US accredited to Belize
Bangladesh Ambassador to the US Mohammad Ziauddin has presented his credentials to Acting Governor-General of Belize Carlos Perdomo.
He is the first Ambassador (non-resident) of Bangladesh to Belize.
The governor-general welcomed him during the ceremony on Monday at his office “Belize House” in Belmopan, the Bangladesh embassy in the US said in a statement.
The ambassador said Bangladesh and Belize would “enjoy the best of relations and that Belize has been to Bangladesh a time tested, trusted and reliable partner in its development and progress.”
“It is now time to explore and find those potentials to contribute to the development of our two countries,” he said.
The ambassador also drew the attention of the acting governor-general to a small community of around 150 people of Bangladeshi origin, mostly owning shops and small businesses, living in Belize.
Belize and Guatemala begin negotiations at OAS over Sarstoon River dispute
Delegations from Belize and Guatemala, headed by their respective foreign ministers, met on Tuesday at the headquarters of the Organization of American States (OAS) in Washington, DC, with Secretary General Luis Almagro to begin to negotiate the terms of a cooperation mechanism for the Sarstoon River, as had been agreed by the parties in Istanbul, Turkey, where they met within the framework of the World Humanitarian Summit on May 23-24, 2016.
Guatemala has been claiming and exercising sovereignty over the entire Sarstoon River, including the Belize side, which has become the latest flashpoint of Guatemala’s territorial claim to a large part of Belize.
The General Secretariat of the OAS said that "good progress" was made during the meeting, which reportedly concentrated on the development of best practices for the de-escalation of tensions in the Sarstoon River.
A strange, low-pitched sound is coming from the Caribbean Sea
The ocean's a noisy place, but under the regular din of marine life and ship traffic, scientists have detected a strange, much louder sound coming from the Caribbean Sea.
It's too low to be heard by human ears, but the whistle-like noise is so powerful that researchers have been able to pick up its signature from space - and it's like nothing they've ever heard before.
The sound was detected while researchers were analysing the sea level and pressure in the region over the past 60 years, in an attempt to predict what could happen in the future.
Their interest comes from the fact that the Caribbean Sea is an incredibly important part of the global circulation belt, responsible for forming currents that feed into the Gulf Stream. And if we want to understand how our climate's going to change in the future, we need to better understand how hot and cold water moves around the planet.
CONNECTING BELIZE WITH THE PACIFICA RADIO NETWORK!
It was a most fulfilling moment for me as a member of BREDAA to revisit the globally progressive media institution, KPFK 90.7 FM, Los Angeles, California, which is a sister station of the internationally recognized grassroots and revolutionary Pacifica Radio Network which was formed in the United States in 1947, some 69 years ago.
Accompanied by the Belize Progressive Party's political leader, Patrick Rogers, and his brother Gerald, the tour of the KPFK studios in North Hollywood, California last week was an impressive development for me as the producer of the legendary Belizean radio issues magazine, Belize-Caribbean Pulse that was broadcasted to the Los Angeles Belizean Community from 1986 to 1996, some 20 years ago. Not only were we so much welcomed by the always warm and friendly staff that has been the trademark of hospitality at KPFK, but for the first time being invited to view the world renowned Pacifica Radio Archives that began some three decades ago when radio broadcasting was almost antiquated and analog driven.
How to treat a jeffyfish sting, 1min. Don't believe this common myth about jellyfish stings.
How to shower from a bucket, 1min. Just in time for hurricane season...
Blessing of the Boats (Belize City), 1min. The fishing fleet in the Belize City harbor being blessed by Father Matt Ruh. This event was organized by WCS, and was scheduled just before the open of the 2016 Lobster Season.
BELIZE 2016, 14min. A memorable adventure with my cousins and aunt, not the best weather, but made use of it.
Ziplining Belize June 2016, 19min. Ziplining Belize June 2016.
Mexico & Belize 2016, 10min.
Nurse Sharks of Belize, 5.5min. The nurse sharks of Belize are like puppy dogs of the sea. With most local reef dives off of Ambergris Caye just minutes from shore the sharks come in contact with divers on a daily basis. This video illustrates that perfectly. Nurse sharks in other areas of the Caribbean are often not as 'friendly'. Any shark obviously can still bite.
Burning Cane Field - Ethnographic Field School in Belize, 5min. A cane field being flash burned to remove dead leaves, weeds, rodents, and snakes.
Inside A Burning Cane Field - Ethnographic Field School in Belize, 3min. Within a cane field just as it is being flash burned to remove dead leaves, weeds, rodents, and snakes. We were positioned up wind in the area that had just burned.
Belize Jungle, 5min. Video from a family trip to the jungles of Belize.
Belize 2016, 5.5min.
Bird conservation in Belize, 1.5min. Our current bird conservation projects.
Belize - Day 5 Dive 1, Borderline, 9min. Major shark party and Green Moral Eel fest. Nice views of the canyons to the deep.
Belize 2016 Cessna Flight San Pedro to Belmopan, 3.5min.