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Last night's TV news on Channel 7, Channel 5, LOVETV, PGTV, West Vision (Cayo) and CTV 3. Also with the most recent Open Your Eyes, Rise and Shine Morning Show, and the Dickie Bradley Specials
Misc Belizean Sources
Last day of the Lionfish Tournament
Today was the last day of the Lionfish Tournament it was excellent. Would like to thank everyone who made this day possible; Oceana Belize Pan American Development Foundation - Belize Department of the Environment - DOE Belize Fisheries Department, Blue Ventures, and Sarteneja Fishermen Association. Also would like to congratulate the winners of the Lionfish Fish tournament the Piggy Bank group who won first and second for a total of $3500,as well the only female diver and the youngest diver and the third place group was Tobacco Strikers. These events are what we should support events that bring the youth and the community together. While out there majority of these boat captains and divers were youth you could have seen the positive excitement in their faces that they where given the opportunity to compete positively. I beg of you give the youth a chance they deserve it they need it and they will appreciate it forever.
MISS AMERICA LATINA DEL MUNDO (BELIZE) 2016
Mr. Michael Arnold, National Director for Miss America Latina Del Mundo Belize 2016, hereby introduces MISS MICHELLE ESTRELLA NUNEZ, of San Pedro Town, Ambergris Caye, who is the designated contestant to represent BELIZE at this prestigious event.
Presently, the crown is held by Miss Karla Monje who represented the United States of America.
Miss Michelle Nunez is a graduate of St. John’s College in Belize City with an Associate Degree in General Studies. She is also a past title holder of Miss San Pedro (2014-2015).
Suspect with head of Pastor Identified
On Friday 15th July 2016, at around 08:30pm, William Mason who was been sought by Belmopan CIB for the purpose of an ongoing investigation was spotted at an undisclosed location in Belmopan.
Police then conducted a search on him which led to the discovery of a .9mm pistol with five (5) live rounds of ammunition. A further search was also conducted on his black Ford F150 pickup truck without license plates which was when Mason started behaving in a strange manner and started giving excuses that he can’t locate his vehicle keys. As a result, a search was conducted in the trunk of the vehicle which resulted in the discovery of a black bucket containing a white sack with a freshly cut human head covered up with duct tape. The driver side window of the truck was then broken and entry was gained into the vehicle where police found a magazine containing four (4) .9mm live rounds, a pump action shot gun and a pouch with eight (8) live cartridges of ammunition. The vehicle and Mason were then taken to the Belmopan Police Station as investigations continue.
International Book Fair in Guatemala
Belize is represented at the International Book Fair in Guatemala-XIII FILGUA 2016
The Belize Book Industry Association is attending this book fair from July 14 to 24 in Guatemala City. We come in peace united by our culture of reading. The exhibit includes the works of various members- publishers,authors, booksellers,illustrators and non-members such as photographers and musicians.
We thank our sponsors for their support both financial and moral.
National Institute of Culture and History(NICH), Belize National Library Service and Information Systems (BNLSIS), Belize Embassy in Guatemala.
Police search for body of decapitated pastor
The Belize Police Department is widening its search outside of Belmopan to try and find the body of Pastor Llewellyn Lucas.
Officer Commanding the Belmopan Police Formation, Superintendent Howell Gillett, explained that Lucas’ head was found in the pan of a black pick-up truck near Builder’s Hardware in Belmopan on Friday night.
Police say that initially, they had one man, a Canadian national, detained for the incident, because Lucas’ head was found in his vehicle. Since then, three other men have been detained, and all have been giving false information about where the body could be found. Police are asking anyone with information to come forward.
Capio Belize hosts rising entrepreneur gala
To celebrate the successful first year of the Carpe Diem and Armand coffee-based skincare products, Capio Belize hosted the rising entrepreneur’s gala at the Best Western Belize Biltmore Plaza Saturday night.
Crystal Samos, owner of Capio, explained that the red and black themed gala, was used as a fundraiser to help generate seed capital to assist another entrepreneur with starting up a business.
At the event Samos presented a cheque to the winner of an entrepreneurship competition, which her company held earlier in the year.
“I know what it feels like to be told that your business idea won’t work, so I wanted to support another crazy idea by another entrepreneur bold enough to try something crazy,” Samos said.
Breaking Belize News
Police reveal details of gruesome beheading
Social media has been abuzz this weekend with news of the senational death and apparent beheading of well-known pastor Llewlyn Lucas from Dangriga. Police have since released the name of the suspect and details of his detention. According to police, on Friday at around […]
BCCI, NTUCB and the Belizean People should demand BTL inquiry
The Belize Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI) and the National Trade Union Congress of Belize (NTUCB), and all Belizeans, in fact, should demand an inquiry of Belize Telemedia Ltd. This past week the government made the first half of its payment for the […]
Saturday in San Pedro: A Farmers’ Market & Crocodile Hunting
We started our morning with a class in chocolate making at Belize Chocolate Factory. Lots of tasting and then buying of souvenirs. I JUST wrote about this super interesting morning class a few days ago. You definitely should check it out.
We then headed up to The Truck Stop for some lunch, some ice cream and the bustling farmers’ market. There were some additions to the vendors.
Like Brooklyn Brothers’ Bagels…
Amy and her gorgeous daughter Gabby from Wild Mango’s with cakes one might kill for. The coconut lime cake is absolutely ridiculous. At only $5bzd a slice, I thought I’d try three. JUST THREE!
5 Affordable Caribbean Islands to Live On… and 2 to Avoid
English-speaking Ambergris Caye is the largest island in Belize at 25 miles long and a little over a mile wide, and San Pedro is its only town. About 30 years ago, Ambergris became a hotspot for divers and fishermen thanks to the Belize Barrier Reef, just a half-mile offshore. This natural wonderland of living coral supports a dizzying array of marine life, and it’s the main reason Ambergris has seen its recent (and significant) growth.
Until just a few years ago, San Pedro was a little fishing village that catered to adventure tourists coming for the scuba-diving and deep-sea fishing. The main motorized transportation on Ambergris Caye at that time was golf carts (which remain popular, though there are many more cars on the island today). San Pedro is now the second-largest town in Belize District with more than 15,000 people, surpassed in size only by the former capital, Belize City.
Hybridization between Morelet's and American crocodiles
A recent publication by our Mexican colleagues illustrating even further that hybridization between Morelet's and American crocodiles is common. The Crocodile Research Coalition in southern Belize has discovered an admix population of hybrids. As we continue with the research, this will likely result in new conservation management of American and Morelet's crocodile and result in a change of conservation status, not just in Belize but for the whole region!
Belize 2016, 6min.
Xunantunich, Ancient Maya Ruins in Belize, 2min. Visited Xunantunich, an ancient maya site in western Belize. Xunantunich name means "Stone Woman" in the Maya language.
Ruins in Belize !!, 3min. San Ignacio was our next destination in Belize. We visited the ruins on our first day. The ruins site is called Xunantunich and also it was really hot.
Belize Scuba Compilation, 15min. Diving compilation of our trip to Belize.
Ziplines 2016 Belize, 2.5min.
Belize blue hole diving, 3min.
Juan Miguel Moreno- Villuver BTB's Digital Marketing Summit 2016, 1min.
George Fiddler- Olson BTB's Digital Marketing Summit 2016, 1min.