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The San Pedro Sun
On Tuesday, September 27th, at around 6AM. Police conducted a search on an unpainted two storage board house in the San Mateo Area occupied by 32-year-old Caryl Smith where police found a .45 Winchester brand live round of ammunition and 21.2 grams of Cannabis.
42-year-old Percival Armstrong, 44-year-old Miriam Reyes and 25-year-old Kent Wade were arrested and charged jointly for the crime of “Possession of Controlled Drugs” after being found with 16.8 grams of Cannabis.
A search on 23-year-old Victor Parchue led to the discovery of 25.9 grams of Cannabis. He was subsequently arrested and charged for the crime of “Possession of Controlled Drugs”.
Searches conducted by K-9 Unit and Team members lead to the discovery of two black plastic bags containing several sealed transparent compressed plastic pouches with green leafy vegetable substance suspected to be Cannabis. The drugs were transported to the San Pedro Police Station.
Wolfe’s Woofer: Who Changes The Child?
“What are you so upset about?” Sherry asked.
“It’s Mario,” I told her. “He was supposed to be here at eight o’clock to help me clean up the bodega.”
“Since it’s already nine-thirty I would say he is not coming over today.”
“Oh, yes he is. I’m going to his house to get him.”
When Lupe answered the door I said, “Ms. Lupe, where is Mario? He was supposed to work with me today.”
“I don’t think he will work with you today,” Lupe said. “When he wakes up his head will be hurting a lot.”
“He’s going to have a hangover?” I asked.
2017 Public and Bank Holiday Schedule Announced
IT IS NOTIFIED for general information that public and bank holidays specified in the First and Second Schedules to Holidays Act, Chapter 289 of the Laws of Belize, Revised Edition 2000 – 2003, will be observed on the following d
Doctor Love: Discouraged and Doubtful
Dear Doctor Love,
I have been dating a woman for ten months and I am really hooked. I take her out to dinner and dancing all and I buy her gifts for every occasion. I have bought her jewelry. We have gone to Hawaii and the Virgin Islands together and stayed in the same hotel room but we have never had sex. She took me out one time to dinner at Christmas and that is it. I gave her three thousand dollars towards a wedding ring but there is no sign of one yet. I am a widower. She is the first woman I have been with in thirty years. When I tell her how much I love her and want to marry her she says I am rushing her.
Am I just being used? Should I just try to get the money back for the ring and move on? I am over fifty and I am too old to be out there looking for someone new. What can I do?
Misc Belizean Sources
Vivian Noralez wins Miss Petite Teen Earth
Congratulations Vivian Noralez who represented Belize in Panama City last night and won the title of Miss Petite Teen Earth International 2016!
I couldnt have done it without my parents. A proud woman of Maya/Garifuna decent, a proud San Pedrana, A proud Belizean. Miss Petite Teen Earth 2016, the right hand of Miss Teen Earth 2016 Miss USA. 2 titles were given tonight. I am so happy.
I came on a mission and I gave it my all. Be yourself, everything is possible. Exito!
Thank you Eduardo B Aguilar for everything! And to everyone who supported me. Thank you! See you next year Panama, i want my rice and beans now! Haha
Jan's Place on Caye Caulker looking for receptionist
Vacancy in Caye Caulker.
Vacancy – Ka’ana Resort
Duties and Responsibilities:
• Supervision of all kitchen staff
• training of kitchen staff
• able to plan menues
• Supervises inventory and stock control
• Ensures that health and safety standards are maintained in the kitchen
• Reviews the daily roster of the different tasks in the kitchen
• Distributes kitchens tasks to the employees
• Knowledge in cost control
• Knowledge in portion control
Applications along with CV and references are to be submitted to
Applicants need to submit Police Record, food handler’s certificate and a copy of a valid social security card along with CV.
Submit CV’s and requirements by October 15, 2016
Two sailboats robbed at Cross Caye
Did you hear about the two sail boats that were robbed yesterday at Cross Caye? It's said the assailants had two AK 47! One fisherman from Sarteneja was hit on the head w a fire arm and fell into the sea and haven't been found. The rest managed to escape by jumping in the pitch Black Sea and swim to the reef. They called coast guard for help from the night it happen and till morning them came. That's y fisherman have been begging GOB to plz set a coast guard base down south. When will this end, how much more blood has to be shed for this to end!!? Share for awareness! We need more security for the fishermen of Belize!
Miss Petite Teen Earth International 2016
Congratulations to Vivian Noralez on her win as Miss Petite Teen Earth International 2016. This is a huge accomplishment for Belize and for our Isla Bonita! Congratulations once again! Go Viv!
Our big weekend in pageants continues as Vivian Magdalen Noralez granted Belize a first-time victory of her own. Miss Belize was named Miss Petite Teen Earth International 2016 last night in Panama City. We are so proud of this young lady. Miss USA captured the crown of Miss Teen Earth 2016.
Letter: Belize Progressive Party supports the teachers, unequivocally
Amid these perilous times, in which each passing day it becomes increasingly more clear that our nation is in the grips of a tyrannical and despotic administration, the Belize Progressive Party (BPP) wishes to express its unequivocal support for the BNTU, as it institutes industrial action.
Our solidarity with the teachers is grounded in the BPP’s core principle of: fostering, adhering to and championing good governance practices and principles.
Given the reality that corruption in Belize is more the rule than the exception, the BPP is heartened to know the BNTU shall demonstrate its resolve toward standing for what is right.
Senate Select Committee formed; BCCI reacts to Senate proceedings
The Belize Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI), supported a motion in Friday’s Special Sitting of the Senate which called for full and equal representation on the Senate Inquiry of all five parties now represented within the Senate.
The motion was never presented, however, since the churches’ representative, Senator Ashley Rocke presented another motion, which had the support of the Government’s senators. Senator Rocke’s motion was for a 2:1:3 make-up.
In a press release issued after the sitting, BCCI said that the motion contained provisions within its terms of reference, designed to thoroughly investigate the contents of the Auditor General’s Special Audit into the Immigration Department. That investigation would identify deficiencies and prevent corruption.
PUP Senator Eamon Courtenay tried to get his motion passed to excuse Godwin Hulse, who is also the Minister of Police and Immigration, from the proceedings.
US South Command chief visits Belize
Admiral Kurt Walter Tidd,
Commander of United States (US) Southern Command (SOUTHCOM), has left Belize after completing a two-day visit.
Tidd met with Commander Belize Defence Force (BDF) Brigadier General David Jones and Chief of the Guatemalan Armed Force’s defence staff, Major General Juan Manuel Perez Ramirez. The meeting took place at the Caracol Mayan temple in the Mountain Pine Ridge late Thursday.
The purpose of the meeting was to encourage dialogue and cooperation on border issues between Belize and Guatemala. The armed forces’ role in regards to regional security was also a topic.
Tidd and US Ambassador to Belize, Carlos Moreno met with key officials in the Ministry of Defence including Minister John Saldivar and others, to discuss US support to the BDF and Coast Guard and joint collaboration of operational and training activities between the two countries.
Matthew finally turns northwards: threatens Haiti, Jamaica
Hurricane Matthew has finally turned northwards from the westerly traxknit was on, and is now threatening to hit Haiti, Cuba and Jamaica on Monday.
The hurricane had meteorologists uncertain of its projected path because of a variety of weather conditions affecting it. Matthew is expected to inch slowly through the Bahamas for several days before affecting parts of the US coast next weekend.
Hurricane warnings are in effect for eastern Cuba, Haiti and Jamaica. Hurricane watches were issued early Sunday morning for the Turks and Caicos and southeast Bahamas.
Hurricane Matthew is now moving generally north-northwestward as an extremely dangerous Category 4 hurricane. It is located about 320 miles south-southwest of Port-au-Prince, Haiti.
DFC holds Productive Sector Expo
The Development Finance Corporation (DFC), held its Productive Sector Expo on Saturday at the ITVET Courtyard in Belize City.
The event featured more than 30 booths from private companies who are clients/supporters of DFC. These included energy-saving companies which produce solar panels, juice companies, people in the arts and craft industry, among others.
The DFC’s mission is to expand and strengthen the economy by providing financing for economically sustainable and environmentally acceptable projects to individuals or groups seeking the financing.
Breaking Belize News
Hit and run in Benque Viejo
A hit and run accident is being reported in Benque Viejo tonight. A man is seriously injured to the right side of his forehead as a result. Reports are that the accident occurred near the Western border. A car knocked down a man who […]
Will pre-school teachers receive pension?
.Pre-school teachers are concerned because the Ministry of Education informed them in a meeting on September 28, that they will not receive any pension or gratuity when they retire. Early childhood educators are disappointed as they were informed that they will only be paid for […]
BNTU proceeds with industrial action
The Belize National Teachers Union (BNTU) announced last week its plan of industrial action. The union has been to several meetings negotiating with the Prime Minister. However, the cry for good governance practices as outlined in their letter with eight demands that was sent […]
Murder in Orange Walk
Reports reaching BBN is that a man was murdered today in front of a residence on Palmer road in the Louisiana area of Orange walk. It is believed that the man got into an altercation with another man who inflicted the fatal stab wounds on […]
CWU stands in solidarity with BNTU
Following a Saturday meeting of the Christian Workers Union’s executive board and committee in Belize City, the Union has sent a statement of solidarity with the Belize National Teachers’ Union in their action planned for tomorrow in their ongoing Stand Up for Belize Campaign, centered on […]
UDP holds National Party Council meeting amid national crisis
Members of the ruling United Democratic Party’s National Party Council met Saturday at the party’s headquarters at Youth for the Future Drive in Belize City. While it was a regular meeting, it came amidst the planned strike by the Belize National Teachers’ Union on […]
BNTU calls Monday meeting of branches
President of the Belize District Branch of the Belize National Teachers’ Union (BNTU), Kathleen Flowers, has announced via Facebook that teachers going on strike on Monday are being asked to report to their respective branch offices for a meeting at 1:30 in the […]
Minister of State Barnett: Economy will recover; taxes will not be raised
Newly appointed Minister of State for Finance; former Financial Secretary, and former vice-president at the Caribbean Development Bank, Dr. Carla Barnett, addressed reporters on Friday on the current state of the economy. The country has just completed its Article IV consultation with the International […]
When Teachers Strike: I Am Here for Them, Where Are You?
Teachers are not audiobooks. They are not recordings of interesting facts or fascinating literature which students sit and listen to, idly passing time. Teachers are bridges. They close the gap between ignorance and intelligence – schooling our children in the vital art of critical […]
This Week Ahead: Seven Things
This coming week is a surprisingly busy one – the first week of October, the midst of the slow season. Who would have guessed? So, in an attempt to get just a step ahead of my arch-enemy procrastination, here is a list of seven things I plan to do this week.
A week that includes working with BelizeKids.org on our new Vision Center…
helping to get ready for the very first guests at Cayo Frances Farm & Fly (owned by my boyfriend Jeff) and…speaking of my boyfriend…MOVING! I am moving from “town” – or 1.5 miles south of the town center – to North Ambergris Caye. 7 miles north to be exact. Just north of Xtan Ha Resort.
Cha-cha-cha-changes. So here are few things I NEED to get done and a few I want to get done this very first week in October.
40 trips you should take before you turn 30
You're not young and free forever.
Your 20s are an ideal time to take on some adventure and travel to faraway places.
Chances are you'll end up having some wild experiences that you'll never forget.
From partying at the world's largest Carnival in Rio de Janeiro to paragliding in New Zealand, here are the trips you should take when you can still handle the thrill.
Wade through the Actun Tunichil Muknal cave in Belize. The cave is full of ancient artifacts such as bones and pots; there's even a full skeleton of a 1,000-year-old human.
Managing Lionfish invasion In Belize, 5.5min. People are coming up with innovative ways of managing invasive lionfish, including serving them on menus and turning the fins and spines into jewelry! Hear stories of lionfish management in Belize from our guests from Belize Lionfish Jewelry and Blue Ventures.
Photography and the Light of Respect | Tony Rath | TEDxBelmopan, 1.5min. On the one year anniversary of the first TEDxBelmopan event, here is my contribution, a short 18 minutes on this lazy Sunday afternoon if you haven't watched already. Note that there are rumors that TEDxBelmopan will return in 2017 - will keep you updated as information comes in.
Scuba Diving Belize, 20min.
Belize 2016, 8min. from Oak Ridge Baptist Church
goodbye Belize, 8min. trailer del progetto di educazione, assistenza e sviluppo locale "Rainbow Belize" che mostra i momenti più significativi di 5 anni di lavoro (2011-2015) con le comunità locali di Georgeville e indigene garifuna di Seine Bight
Gratzer's Awesome Belize Adventures, 6min.
Peaceful Belize Jungle, 5min. The peaceful and True side of the Belize Jungle.