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Today's Belize News: November 1, 2016 #518646
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The San Pedro Sun

Haunted House raises funds for island charities
In an effort to raise funds for Raise Me Up, Wayo’s Beach Bar hosted their third annual Haunted House for two nights on Thursday, October 27th and Friday, October 28th. For an entry fee of $1 for children and $5 for adults, dozens gathered to experience the family-friendly haunted house. A group of volunteers transformed the Wayo’s palapa into haunted attraction by draping it with cobwebs, canvases and scary props, and even building a graveyard. In addition to the haunted house on Friday night, Wayo’s hosted their Halloween costume contest, where many children came out and showcased their best costumes. 50/50 raffles took place, and various prizes were given out to the costume winners. In the end, $2,357 was raised through admission sales and raffle tickets. Raise Me Up is a local organization dedicated to the betterment of Belize families in need, which oversees the San Pedro Food Bank, San Pedro Kids Club, Hope Haven Orphanage and Women’s Shelter, and the Literacy Program at the Holy Cross Anglican Primary School.

Forest Department Responds to Human-Jaguar Encounters
In response to the recent reports of jaguar sightings and attacks on livestock in the Laguna and Yemeri Grove areas, Toledo District, a Forest Department response team has been dispatched to assist farmers and ranchers in livestock husbandry techniques to prevent loss of livestock. The team, consisting of wildlife conservation experts, are also monitoring hotspots and conducting public awareness in these communities in order to better mitigate and reduce human-jaguar conflicts. Forest Department/Panthera representative, Ms. Shanelly Carrillo, explained that even-though jaguars are recognized as an important flagship species both for conservation and tourism, farmers often see them as a nuisance. She noted that with the continuous expansion of farming communities into once pristine forested areas, there is an increasing likelihood of jaguar encounters. Apart from their shrinking habitats, the jaguars’ dwindling natural food sources due to overhunting have also forced them to seek other alternatives outside of the protected areas. Consequently, they pose a direct threat to livestock and other domesticated animals. In some instances, these human-jaguar conflicts lead to the retaliatory killing by residents.

Ambergris Today

Holiday Hotel Halloween Bash 2016!
A night full of spectacular costumes, lots of fun and dancing! From the least recognizable to the scariest costumes! Mark your calendars and make sure to join in the festivity next year in this annual event!

Belize Forest Department Responds to Human-Jaguar Encounters
Apart from their shrinking habitats, the jaguars’ dwindling natural food sources due to overhunting have also forced them to seek other alternatives outside of the protected areas. Consequently, they pose a direct threat to livestock and other domesticated animals. In some instances, these human-jaguar conflicts lead to the retaliatory killing by residents. In speaking on this issue, the Chief Forest Officer, Wilber Sabido, emphasized that the livelihood and safety of people are paramount but echoed concerns for wildlife conservation. He stated that resolving the issue hinges on creating opportunities for co-existence by: (1) affording farmers the knowledge and techniques to protect their livelihood and (2) enhancing the communities’ readiness to protect jaguar habitat and prevent overhunting of wild game.

Misc Belizean Sourcesmzz

ZETA opens a Corozal Branch
Yet another business opens in Corozal. - ZETA opened its Corozal Branch on Friday, October 28th. They will continue serving its customers in the Corozal area from Monday to Sunday. Come by our new location in Ranchito, right across the new gas station for your Zeta Water and Zeta Party Ice. For special orders and deliveries call ZETA COROZAL at 422-2614 or email them at [email protected] This news-schack wishes the Escalante family from Orange Walk all the best in their new location and hoping for your continued success.

SHJC Defeats UB in ATLIB Basketball Round 1
The Sacred Heart Junior College Scorpions beat the University of Belize Black Jaguars, 69 to 67 in their first of 2 games in the ATLIB Basketball tournament.. SHJC got some great pictures.

How to buy your Belize International Film Festival tickets online!
TICKETS! You can now buy them online OR in paper form at the Bliss Center for Performing Arts box office. You can now purchase tickets for the Belize International Film Festival online. This short video shows you how!

The order of the tribunal in the Belize Telemedia arbitration case at the PCA
This is the summary of the numbers: The tribunal determined that Dunkeld International Investment Ltd.'s investment in Telemedia was worth $96.94 million plus an additional $72 million in interest and £1.72 million ($2.11 million) and €67,590 ($74,138) in costs.

Largest Resort Spa on Ambergris Caye, Belize Now Open
Award winning Victoria House Resort on Ambergris Caye, Belize, has opened its new full-service spa and fitness facility, the largest of its kind on the island. Resort Managing Director Janet Woollam says the new spa is exactly what guests have been looking for, and the response has been enthusiastic and immediate. "We're being told by repeat guests of 20 years that the spa fits in beautifully with the resort, and with today's more health-conscious traveler, it fills a need," says Woollam. "Naturally we're excited to hear that kind of validation." At 3,500 sq. ft., Victoria House Spa features four treatment salons, including a VIP couple's salon and two with French doors which open a to private, enclosed patio allowing for outdoor massages, along with outdoor showers and lounge chairs.

The Garifuna people need to address their living conditions in all countries
By Wellington C. Ramos. From the time our Garifuna people were removed from their homeland; “Yurumein”, now known as St Vincent and the Grenadines, and imprisoned on the island of Baliceaux in 1796, their lives have never been the same since. Our people were then subsequently removed from this island to Roatan, Honduras, where they arrived on April 12, 1797. Under international law the forceful removal of a person or a group of people to another country is considered an act of “genocide”. The British Crown committed this act against my people and has never been held accountable for this gross violation of our fundamental human rights as a people. The forceful, unlawful and unjustifiable removal of our people to this strange land subsequently led to voluntary and forceful migration from Roatan and Honduras to Nicaragua, Guatemala, Belize and the United States. It is said that about 5,000 of our people were packed on ships and removed from Baliceaux to Roatan, Honduras. Only about 2,500 of our people survived that gruesome journey.

San Pedro Celebrates Halloween 2016
Another Halloween has come and gone, and with it memories of spectacular costumes. From humans to pets, this year island residents and visitors went above and beyond in dressing up for this ghoulish holiday.

Glamour Photo Shoot Fundraiser at CG Esthetic
Sign up for a great cause to Help S.P. Red Cross and S.P. Food Bank.

Belize Defence Force and Louisiana National Guard 20th Anniversary
Tomorrow morning catch the Belize Defence Force along with the Louisiana National Guard on Open Your Eyes at 6:45 a.m. and then on the Morning Show on Love FM - News and Music Power at 8:00 a.m. to discuss the 20th Anniversary of their partnership!

Earlier this year in July, the Department of the Environment (DOE) was made aware of a situation at the Belize Sugar Industries (BSI) Ltd.’s Tower Hill Factory with respect to molasses undergoing the Maillard reaction in their storage tanks. Maillard reaction is a chemical reaction between the sugars and proteins in the molasses that occurs upon heating and produces a browning or burnt effect with a thick, dark black appearance and lower pH. The molasses solidifies and expands upon cooling, and hence, is rendered useless; however it has the potential to contaminate the environment. BSI reported that burnt molasses from both a storage tank and a barge needed to be disposed of in an environmentally responsible manner. As such, after an assessment of all possible options available to dispose of the burnt molasses, the DOE agreed to the most feasible option achievable under the conditions existing at the time, which included the following steps:

rabies outbreak investigation
BAHA and MOH (Environmental Health) officials are following up on an outbreak investigation reference rabies cases in animals around the following areas: As such, the following areas will have vaccination of dogs: October 27 - Calla Creek, Corazalito, Negro Man & Santa Rosa, October 28 - Arenal, October 31 - San Jose Succotz. Human Rabies Vaccines are also being administered to exposed individuals. We will continue to monitor the situation closely and be informing all accordingly through the different social outlets.

IMPACT Justice sponsors restorative practices workshops in Belize
Approximately 123 educators, ministry of education officers, and other stakeholders will receive training in restorative practices in four workshops in Belize being sponsored by the Canadian-government funded Improved Access to Justice (IMPACT Justice) project. This training is being provided in partnership with the ministry of education, Belize. The workshops are taking place on October 31 to November 1 (two workshops) and November 2 to 3, 2016 (two workshops) respectively. At the opening of the first workshop, remarks were delivered on behalf of Professor Velma Newton, regional project director of the IMPACT Justice project, and Dr Candy Armstrong, director of the Education Support Services Unit of the Ministry of Education also gave remarks.

Belizean, Asia Gilharry, places 3rd runner up in Miss Divali Nagar Queen Pageant
Held in Trinidad & Tobago. Asia also won the title for Best Saree in the competition.

CARICOM Secretariat in Collaboration with the Ministry of Education, Youth, Sports and Culture, Belize holds National Consultation On the Draft CARICOM Regional Education And Human Resource Development Strategy 2030
The Ministry of Education, Youth Sports and Culture, Belize is pleased to collaborate with the CARICOM Secretariat in holding Belize’s National Consultation on the draft CARICOM Regional Education and Human Resource Development Strategy 2030 on 31 October, 2016 at the Belize Biltmore Plaza. The consultation will include, inter alia, Ministries of Education, Youth,Health and other relevant areas; Labour, the Private Sector; youth and students; tertiary level institutions. The CARICOM Human Resource Development (HRD) Commission was mandated, among other things, to: “Develop a Regional Education and Human Resource Development 2030 Strategy that would adopt a holistic approach to the transformation of education and which would, inter alia, ensure the continual alignment of education and training with the emerging academic, technical and personal/social skills and attitudes required for the 21st Century labour market and society; and also make more efficient use of regional resources to develop and implement solutions to the identified challenges.

Corozal Junior College - "Crazy Day" Halloween Party!
November 1, Prizes, photobooth... and more!

Prescription glasses Methodist Eye Clinic. Nov 7th to 10th - 8am to 4pm. Friday 11th - 8am to 10am. Painless eye testing by professional doctors. RAYJON SHARE CARE of SARNIA Inc. This clinic is for those who normally cannot afford an eye exam and glasses. This is a first- come- first- serve clinic. FRIDAY AFTERNOON WILL BE FOR STUDENTS WITH PRE-ISSUED PRESCRIPTIONS.

Día de Los Muertos en Belmopán
The Mexican Embassy is having a special Day of the Dead on Wednesday in Belmopan. "Visita el tradicional Altar de Muertos que preparará la Embajada de México en Belice, en el patio de ingreso a la Embajada, ubicada en el número 3 de la calle Ring Road, en la Ciudad de Belmopán"

Halloween Concert
Ascenthium really put on a great show on Saturday night. Damon Russell got some great shots of the festivities at the Cayo Welcome Center and Bamboo Bar.

Asociacion Balam
Today an agreement was finalized by FCD for the transfer of funds to Asociacion Balam in Guatemala for a total of 42,063.00 quetzales (Bz$12,556.12) in order to support community governance through agroforestry systems in the community of El Carrizal, Poptun, Peten. El Carrizal is located across Belize’s Columbia River Forest Reserve. This financial support is made possible through the British Embassy in Belize.

Ole Heg
Ole Heg is a character that lives in the skin of a haggard old woman. She comes out at night to suck on the blood of innocents. The trick is to throw wangla seeds at her door so that she is so busy counting them she fails to realize that sunrise will catch her out of her skin. You must find her skin and salt it so that when she returns she can not re-enter it; Salt will sting her flesh and she will chant in desperation "Skinny, skinny, yuh no know mi?" " You picny now of disyer time, "You hab it good an fine; "You run about and play da night, " Sometime till eight an nine; "Wen I mi leel an stan like you, "No night could see me out: " Espece'y wen I hear dem talk, " Dat 'Ole Heg ' is about! -Granny's Stories ( No.1) Hag - J.S. Martinez

Channel 7

City Man Executed In Rural Area
The crime figures continue to rise as 4 more persons were killed this weekend - bringing the total murder count at the end of October to an alarming 122 homicides. We start off with an early morning execution. Around 8:00 this morning, police found 25 year old Jeon Peebles' body down a dirt path off the Boom/Hattieville road. The Belize City resident was found quite a distance from home, face down with several shots to his head. Reports are that police picked up Peeble around 7:00 last night but no one knows what happened after that. His older sister told us off camera that they are still trying to come to terms with his ruthless, mysterious murder. Voice Of: Shantel Thompson, Older sister: "From his friends I heard that 2 police officers came and took him from either his house or on the street in front of his house." Courtney Weatherburne, 7News: "We understand that they took him for weed I believe?"

OW: Tolosa Killed In Bar Brawl
The second murder we report on tonight is 26 year-old Manuel Tolosa, which happened in Trial Farm Village, in the Orange Walk District. The Orange Walk Town resident was fatally stabbed on Saturday night in what appears to be some sort of street fight. Our news team travelled to Orange Walk today, where we spoke with his grieving family. They said that he was invited to go out for a few drinks at a shop in Trial Farm, which is just outside of the Town. Their information is that while he was there, he encountered a known group of rowdy young men, and there was some confrontation. Police reports say that he got into a fight with one of the men, and it ended with two of them walking away after some hard talk. While Tolosa was leaving a short time later, it is believed that this group of young men jumped him a second time, and one of them stabbed him once in the chest, and once to the back of the neck. He died as a result of those injuries. Here's what his cousin, who asked to appear off camera, and the Orange Walk Police Commander had to say about the stabbing murder:

"Jaro" Executed At the Barber
And for our third murder we come back to the city. 37 year old George "Jaro" Young was kicking back in the barber's chair on Saturday evening at 5:30, when a gunman strode in. Young had his guard down and the killer was ruthless and precise, riddling him with bullets. Courtney Weatherburne picks up the story at the barbershop:.. Courtney Weatherburne reporting: George Young would always go to Buck's Barbershop to get his weekend haircut. And Saturday evening was no different, Young stopped by to get a quick line up. But as the barber was styling him, a masked gunman came up to Young in this chair and shot him to the chest. Another customer, Abraham Craig who was sitting on this chair, ran when he saw the gunman and he was shot to the foot and back.

Another Killing At Caye, This One Was Retaliation
And the fourth murder we're reporting on tonight, was the first to happen over the weekend. On Friday night, San Pedro saw its second murder in just over 48 hours. This time the victim was a 44 year old working man and father, Antonio Paguada. Originally from Honduras, Paguada had been working and living on the island for many years. He was heading to his home in the San Mateo area on Friday when He was shot and killed - very close to the same spot where Jason Gillett had been gunned down at sundown on Wednesday. The Acting Officer in Charge told us via phone that it's a retaliation:... Supt. Henry Jemmoth, Acting OC - San Pedro Police: "Initial reports into the investigation is that Mr. Antonio Paguada, a 44-year-old Honduran national who resides in the San Mateo area, he is a laborer, was heading home when he was approached by a male person and was shot 6 times in the chest. We suspect that this is a retaliation for the Jason Gillet murder which occurred a couple days earlier."

67 Year Old Victim Of Hit And Run
67 year old Police Street resident Gerald Bahadur was knocked down and killed early on Sunday morning. The senior citizen was just walking down the street just after 1:00 am - when a small SUV ran him over and drove off. He died on the spot, and police say they are looking for a blue RAV:... ACP Chester Williams, Commander, Southside: "Police were called to the area of Police Street where on arrival they saw a male person who appeared to have been lifeless. He was transported to the KHMH, where he was pronounce dead on arrival. The police investigation in that matter continues. We have viewed several cameras in that area. We are trying to locate a dark blue Toyota Rav4. The headlight is broken because debris from the headlight was found on the scene." And while police are looking for that RAV, we went to Bahadur's home and spoke with his family and friends to find out what they know about the accident.

50 Year Old Killed In Hit And Run
And another older man was killed in a hit and run accident - this one happened in Armenia Village just outside of Belmopan. On Saturday at around midday, San Ignacio resident 50 year old Damian Anastacio Paredes was walking on the side of the road when a speeding vehicle knocked him down and fled the scene. His body was found 15 feet off the highway. Police have no description of the vehicle.

Head On Collision Leaves Woman Critical
And there was almost one more traffic fatality this weekend on the Boom-Hattieivlle Road two miles in from the Northern Highway. There was a collision on Sunday morning when an SUV hit the rear end of a dump truck which was travelling in the opposite direction. Rural police told us more:... Faith Thompson is in a critical but stable condition.

A Pair Of Females Shot By Angry Man
Two females - one of them a minor - were shot in Carmelita Village just outside Orange Walk on Saturday night. The victims are 17 year-old Erica Hernandez, and her aunt, 34 year-old Sandra Rios. These Corozal residents were visiting a relative in Carmelita Village where they were cornered by a man who got into a shouting match with them. They were trying to walk away when he pulled out a weapon and fired several shots at them. Today, the Orange Walk Police Commander told us that police have already made an arrest: Supt. Selvin Tillett, OC - Orange Walk Police: "Police visited the Northern Regional Hospital where one Sandra Rios, 34 years of Chula Vista, Corozal was seen suffering from a gunshot wound to her right foot. According to her, she was with a 16 year old female walking in Carmelita Village where both females met a male person dressed in white shirt and camouflage pants, where they had a confrontation. When they were 20 feet away from the said person, the person opened fire at them causing said injuries. Initial investigations had led to the arrest of Floyd Hyde, 28 years laborer of Carmelita Village who have been arrested and charged for 2 counts of attempted murder."

Why Did Cops Shoot 14 Year Old Hostel Escapee
We often report on escapes from the Youth Hostel facility - and that's because it's a low security holding area with some high-risk juvenile delinquents. Well, Belize city police may have taken it too far on Saturday evening at 6:00 when they shot a 14 year old who had escaped from the facility. Assistant Commissioner Chester Williams told us more:... Williams could not detail the circumstances under which the youth was shot.

Teachers Rally And Demonstration Fails To Draw Huge Turnout
In October the teachers union proved its power when it forced to government to yield to the majority of their eight demands - while at the same time getting interest on their deferred salary increase. It was masters class in brinkmanship negotiation, driven home by an 11 day school shutdown, the longest in recent memory. But now the strike is done, and teachers are back to the rhythms of the classroom. And maybe that's why a national rally and demonstration on Saturday didn't draw the thousands we saw in Belmopan six weeks ago. That's when the battle was red hot - but on the last Saturday in October, it was - can we say - Lukewarm? Jules Vasquez has the report:... Jules Vasquez reporting: From the outset, the demonstration didn't impress. The teachers walked in two single files up unto the Belcan roundabout with a crowd we counted at a little more than one hundred. They moved unto Belcan within minutes - only stopping city traffic very briefly. By the time they reached cemetery road, the crowd had grown to just under 300 - notable, but surely not overwhelming for a union whose membership is in the thousands. It was a national event, after all. And it seemed on this day - many teachers stayed back - at home.

Saldivar Right Hand Man Wields Gun In Public, Police "No Charge"
If you've been watching the news long enough, you might remember Paul Ferguson, also known as "Chicken Dread". He's a fried chicken vendor by night, and a PUP politician's driver by day. Well on Sunday morning outside "Sit and Sip" Nightclub, those two worlds collided when he had a heated political argument about fried chicken! That might have been a funny story - but Ferguson alleges things took a very serious turn when well known John Saldivar right had man, Douglas Grant was leaving the club. Grant wanted chicken, but instead the bald-head dread gave him a steaming hot serving of political trash talk - which led to gunplay. Ferguson held a press conference today to press the point: Paul "Chicken Dread" Ferguson, Alleged Victim of Aggravated Assault: "Around 2:30-3:00am in the morning, I saw Douglas Grant exit the Sit and Sip Night Club. He walk up and he asked me if anymore chicken is there and I told him chicken is done. So he say how the chicken is done? I say how your government is done." Jules Vasquez, 7News: "Thereafter what happens next?" Paul "Chicken Dread" Ferguson, Alleged Victim of Aggravated Assault: "Me and him continue to walk and the man just went into a tantrum and just pulled out his firearm and bust in the air and DJ Ritchie Galvez yelled "boy" and so he stopped. The man point the gun at me and then the Strike Team went and pull him on the side and talk to him and they let the man gone and when I walking back I started to curse out the police, I say come on man, how will you not arrest this man? This man pulled a firearm at me and you all are making this man leave just like that."

UDP On UDP Assault Leaves Man With Cracked Skull
And while that was a case of UDP and PUP beefing, the next case involves a near deadly dispute between UDP and UDP. And it has left Orange Walk resident Gilbert Young Sr., better known as "Malico" is hospitalized tonight at the KHMH, with a cracked skull after he was assaulted, reportedly by one of his good friends. Reports to 7News are that Young and his attacker were at a football game and they were socializing together and having a few drinks. Unfortunately, their interactions turned from friendly to hostile, and it escalated to the point where the man, whose name we cannot release at this time, pulled a tire iron and struck him in the head with it. The man was rushed to the Northern Regional Hospital, and he was later transferred to the KHMH, where the doctors were able to perform life-saving surgery. We asked the Police about it, and they were very sparing with the details:

House Speaker Takes Auditor General To Court
At the beginning of September, we told you about the lawsuit which House Speaker Mike Peyrefitte brought against Auditor General Dorothy Bradley. As you might remember, she erroneously named him, in those now famous reports, as someone who was not authorized to recommend persons for passports. He warned that if she did not apologize in writing, and amend her reports, he would take her to court. She didn't do either, and so, he filed a claim against her. That case had it's first management conference today before Chief Justice Kenneth Benjamin, and this afternoon, he granted us an interview saying that all this could be avoided if the Auditor General would just correct the mistake: Hon. Michael Peyrefitte, Speaker of the House: "We feel that it's a simple matter of law that can be settled very easily. So the Chief Justice stood the matter down for about half an hour to an hour and lawyers and the parties had a discussion, as a very fruitful discussion and I am confident that at the end of the day the Chief Justice would not have to make any pronouncements on the merits of the case. I don't want to get into the discussions that we had, because I don't want to prejudice the discussions, but it was a very good one and we expect that there won't be any need for the Chief Justice to decide on anything. At least that's my hope and expectations."

Colombian Woman Assaults Immigration Officer
She came to Belize on vacation, but on Friday, 22 year-old Colombian Jessica Gonzalez got into big trouble when she assaulted an immigration officer at the Airport. That officer is Ady Pacheco, and while she was escorting Gonzalez Roman to the Avianca flight, GONZALEZ got angry and started to curse her. She says that she requested another officer to come over and assist her, but that's when Gonzalez grabbed her by the hair, and struck her in the face, which caused her eyeglasses to fall to the ground and shatter. Gonzalez was quickly restrained, and she was arrested and charged with assault and damage to property. She was arraigned today before Magistrate Norman Rodriguez, where she pleaded guilty. She explained to the court that she got mad and offended by Ady Pacheco. She said that because even though she was insisting that she was here on a vacation planned in San Pedro with her boyfriend, Pacheco was treating her like a prostitute who was on a business trip.

Customs Copycat
School-children will be familiar with career day - when they get to play "dress-up", putting on the uniform of whatever career or profession they wanted to pursue. Well, tonight Ladyville police have a grown up version of that on their hands. A 22 year old from Corozal apparently stole a neighbor's customs uniform, altered it for a better fit, and left out like a customs man - one, oddly enough wearing short pants. Ladyville police told us more:... The suspect's neighbor is reportedly a legitimate customs officer. He has not yet been charged as police are working with customs on the case.

Cops Got Weed And Wesson
And while they have yet to charge that copycat customs officer - Ladyville police won't have to bring any charges for a weed and gun bust - which are found property. The police told us more about the more than one pound of marijuana: The weed weighs one pound, ten ounces.

Westjet Comes From Canada
On Saturday, Belize received its first direct flight from Canada. Before this weekend, Canadian tourists had to endure long layovers in American cities before coming to Belize, but now they have a non-stop connection. Philip Goldson International will now welcome 2 weekly flights directly from the Toronto'S Pearson International Airport. Minister of Tourism, Manuel Heredia, came on the first flight and he discussed the impact this new connection will have on the tourism industry.. Hon. Manuel Heredia Jr. - Minister of Tourism: "So this one is a milestone for Belize. I think it is something great, from a new country. As you know the USA has been our greatest, greatest market. Today, with Canada, I believe it will even improve the already substantial increase in percentage of tourists arriving to our country, but it is a team work. Everybody coming together and doing what we really need to do to be able to convince the people that Belize is a paradise, Belize is a place where anybody is welcome, particularly the hospitality of our people. Aside from that, the abundance of products that we have to offer, makes Belize so unique, makes airlines so as soon as the executives are here, they are enchanted. They are overwhelmed with what we have, and WestJet was no exception. When the executives arrived, we toured them around and they fell in love with Belize and that is what makes the difference. Today we witnessed the arrivals, full capacity plane, completely full, and I am hoping that the return will be likewise. And I am hoping that the twice a week, for a few months, and eventually I Belize that it will be a daily flight as we enter the Canadian market."

Harvest Caye, Anchors Aweigh
And as Belize enters into new markets and attracts new tourists, it needs to continue to develop its attractions. One of the new, key attractions is the Norwegian Cruise Line's Harvest Caye Cruise Port in Southern Belize. Heredia told us that ships will soon drop anchor at Harvest Caye... Hon. Manuel Heredia Jr. - Minister of Tourism: "That one supposed to have its first ship docking in Harvest Caye on the 17th of November. That is three weeks from now, and again, what they have done with that island, transforming that island from an abandoned island to looking like a paradise now. It was 95% when I saw it, and incredible. And it is a different type of product that they have in Belize that they have in all the other ports. It's a combination of little cabanas, a little over the overnight blended with the cruise, and again, that was a 100 million investment over there, and then if you're aware also, just a few days, I don't know if you were a part of the media, the Leonardo DiCaprio project which was given the greenlight to go ahead with their over the water structure with minimal sizes, but because there were people grumbling about that and Leonardo being a sponsor of the environment, they decided to scrap the over the water cabanas and concentrate on the land, but that project I can tell anyone, I can challenge any that within three years, that will be an envy not only for Belizeans and our neighbors, but for the entire world, that will be the greenest of the greenest resorts because it's in development together with restoration. There is not another project that I have seen in Belize, as the Minister responsible that has those ingredients together."

Seismic Decision Making Still In the Making
And while Blackadore Caye passed the EIA stage, the Ministry of Economic Development and Petroleum's seismic survey project did not. The ship conducting those surveys has left Belizean waters, but the conversation still hasn't ended. Last week the Coalition to Save Our Natural Heritage told us that the government has still not responded to their questions about the moratorium on offshore oil exploration and their demands for a referendum. Well this weekend, Minister Heredia gave us an update on both situations... Hon. Manuel Heredia Jr. - Minister of Tourism: "I personally believe that we supposed to know what we have in our country. What is there underneath, what we have above, and all around, but again, I don't believe in confrontation, I believe in listening to the people." "I believe that we took the right measures and decided to let it go. Unfortunately the second part of that in November should have been more of a sonar study where we would have been able to know what kind of species we have on the sea. What kind of different marine life is underneath, not beneath the ground but underneath the ocean. And then the boat, I must say that it will not be back again..."

Molasses In the Pits
In July we reported on the major problem at ASR/BSI with burnt molasses. It was a headache for the company and the farmers because the molasses couldn't be sold. But it was a bigger headache for the Department of Environment because safely disposing of the burnt molasses was very difficult. The DOE agreed to let them dispose of it in BSI's old quarry pit, ensuring that there was no runoff into any nearby water body. The DOE says the pit will be monitored by BSI daily during the rainy season. And to reduce the risk of a reoccurrence, BSI will install a "cooling system" for production of final molasses, as well as a "temperature monitoring system" of the final molasses.

Film Festival Fun
While Belize may be far from a global mecca of modern cinema, the Belize International Film Festival still receives a healthy serving of international and Belizean films. This year's festival kicks off on the 10th of November with a gala event at the BLISS. Today at the event's launch, we spoke to NICH's Communications and Marketing Officer, Holly Edgell, who told us that the 11th edition of the festival will be an exciting one. In addition to the film screenings, there will also be several symposiums.

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4 Murders on the Weekend; Were Policemen Responsible for Death of Gion Peebles?
The murder statistics went up by four between Friday night and this morning. Aside from a slew of other acts of violence, four persons were killed at different locations: three [...]

In Belize City, George Young Shot Dead in Barbershop
In another murder in the Belize District, thirty-seven year old George Young was shot multiple times to his chest, back and leg on Saturday evening.  The father of three was [...]

San Pedro’s Third Murder in Less Than a Week; Was Antonio Paguada Targeted?
On Friday night, San Pedro recorded its fourth murder for the month of October. Antonio Paguada, a forty-four year old father of two, was killed a short while after he [...]

In Orange Walk, Youth Survives a Fight But Succumbs After Beatdown and Stabbing
So far this year, there are a hundred and twenty murders recorded by the police. In Orange Walk on Saturday night, a man acquitted of murder was found dead. Police [...]

Political Nightmare on Fort Street: P.U.P.’s “Chicken Dread” Vs. U.D.P.’s Douglas Grant
A Nightmare on Fort Street.  It’s the name of a Halloween weekend event that took place at the popular nightclub Sit and Sip.  An incident which occurred outside of the [...]

Video Evidence Uncovered; Who is to Blame?
Grant has since issued a release refuting the claims made by Ferguson.  In the statement issued by Grant this afternoon, he says, “luckily, a police patrol arrived on the scene [...]

Nightmare Ends for Dr. Marco Tulio Mendez; He Sees All 7 Sex Charges Dropped
He was charged with six counts of aggravated assault of an indecent nature in February of 2015, a few months after deciding not to seek re-election in his Orange Walk [...]

B.N.T.U. on the Streets; Demand Education Minister Stop Playing Games
The Belize National Teacher’s Union held another protest on Saturday, several days after its members resumed classes and ending an eleven-day strike.  The demonstration this time around did not enjoy [...]

House Speaker Michael Peyrefitte Maintains Lawsuit Against Attorney and Auditor General
The Speaker of the House appeared in court today—both as a claimant and a defendant. In the first case, Chief Justice Kenneth Benjamin is presiding over a matter before the [...]

Matter May Be Resolved Outside Court; Speaker Says Suit Will Not Affect Senate’s Inquiry
The civil suit coincides with the launch of a senate inquiry into the Immigration and Nationality Department for the period 2011 to 2013.  There is a general belief however, that [...]

Julius Sues Mike Over Ugly Ending to House Meeting of August 26th
But shortly that case, Peyrefitte was back in court for a case brought against him by Cayo South area representative, Julius Espat. In late August, Espat was removed by force [...]

Espat Calls on Judiciary to “Referee” Quarrel with Speaker
Since the incident, Espat confirmed that his four-thousand-dollar monthly salary has been withdrawn. There has not been any House meeting since August, but Espat believes the ugly incident constitutes an [...]

Father’s Sentence on Rape Charges Significantly Reduced on Appeal
On Friday, the Court of Appeal drastically reduced the prison sentence given to a Dangriga father in his forties who was convicted of raping his own daughter no less than [...]

Women Shot in Carmelita, Orange Walk; a Resident is Charged
There is more on the crime blotter. Orange Walk police had a very busy weekend in addition to the murder in Trial Farm. In Carmelita, the village immediately south of [...]

Co-workers Come to Blows; One Left in Hospital with Cracked Skull
In further violence up north, a pair of co-workers got into a confrontation in Orange Walk’s Louisiana neighbourhood over the weekend. It resulted in one of them landing in hospital [...]

Drugs and a Gun Come Off Rural Eastern Division Streets
The Eastern Division Rural formation removed a firearm and drugs off the streets. Their latest find took place on Thursday night in a remote section of the Philip Goldson Highway. [...]

Ban on Offshore Drilling for Protected Marine Sites; Minister Still Supportive of Petro-Exploration
Last Tuesday, cabinet officially suspended seismic testing that was being conducted offshore by an international company, TGS. Reeling from scandal to scandal and following a remarkable manifestation of people’s power, [...]

Harvest Caye Di Come!
The Minister of Tourism also provided an update on Harvest Caye in southern Belize. After hiccups along the way, the Norwegian Cruise Line cruise tourism Project is about to come [...]

Minor Who Left Youth Hostel found, Shot by Police
A criminal and an internal investigation are ongoing at the Eastern Division South of the Police Department after officers shot a minor on Saturday. Around six p.m., police observed a [...]

Hit and Run Claims Life on Police Street
Eastern Division South Police are also asking the assistance from the public in locating the a blue Toyota Rav Four and its driver following a fatal hit and run on [...]

Another Family Loses Home to fire in Sandhill
Investigators are currently trying to ascertain if a fire that consumed a house at mile nineteen and three-quarters on the Philip Goldson Highway on Friday afternoon was deliberately set and [...]

The Belize International Film Festival Begins
The eleventh edition of the Belize International Film Festival will be held from November tenth to the thirteenth. The international festival brings in international judges to select the winners of [...]

Premier League Football and Weekend Warriors Cycling on Sports Monday
Good evening, I’m James Adderley and this is Sports Monday.   We take you out to the MCC Grounds for week 12 in the PLB Opening Season and it brought [...]


Dr. Marco Tulio Mendez Free Of All Charges
House Speaker Michael Peyrefitte was a busy man in court today as he appeared for two separate matters before Chief Justice Kenneth Benjamin. Interestingly, in one of the cases he was a defendant and in the other, he was a claimant. The former is the legal challenge brought on by Cayo South Area Representative Hon. Julius Espat who was according to the Speaker suspended from the House of Representatives on August 26th. As the world now knows because of videos that went viral, Hon. Espat, refused to leave the House despite the Speaker’s orders and was violently removed by the Police’s special patrol unit. Several days later, the Clerk of the National Assembly wrote to the financial officer instructing her to suspend further payment of any Government funds to the Cayo South representative due to the suspension. Hon. Espat has accused the Speaker of acting illegally. Well today it was Hon. Espat’s turn to put some heat on the House Speaker. We caught both individuals outside the Court.

Speaker Of The House And Julius Espat Meet In Court
House Speaker Michael Peyrefitte was a busy man in court today as he appeared for two separate matters before Chief Justice Kenneth Benjamin. Interestingly, in one of the cases he was a defendant and in the other, he was a claimant. The former is the legal challenge brought on by Cayo South Area Representative Hon. Julius Espat who was according to the Speaker suspended from the House of Representatives on August 26th. As the world now knows because of videos that went viral, Hon. Espat, refused to leave the House despite the Speaker’s orders and was violently removed by the Police’s special patrol unit. Several days later, the Clerk of the National Assembly wrote to the financial officer instructing her to suspend further payment of any Government funds to the Cayo South representative due to the suspension. Hon. Espat has accused the Speaker of acting illegally. Well today it was Hon. Espat’s turn to put some heat on the House Speaker. We caught both individuals outside the Court.

Lake I Rep. Shows Support For Teachers
While the BNTU’s rally on Saturday lacked the backing of other Unions, it had the support of the Opposition People’s United Party. National Deputy Leader Hon. Cordel Hyde walked with the teachers in the march and we saw no less than six senior members of the Party at the rally. So why has the Opposition found it important to be on the teacher’s side? We asked Hon. Hyde to respond. Honorable Cordel Hyde – National Deputy Leader: “Our teachers have led the way, they’ve made huge sacrifice and they stood up for principle, stood up for their 3%, they’ve risk condemnation, they’ve risk cutting off their pay and they stood up and so we have to stand up with them and also I think that a message has to be sent to the government and get serious this is stupid what is happening we shouldn’t be at this point am really at a loss for words because at the end of the day the government have so many other problems to deal with; so much corruption....”

Hyde Throws Jabs At Farber
While Hon. Hyde had harsh words for the Education Minister, he wasn’t done yet. Hon. Hyde has served as a Minister of Education, so when we asked him whether he would have handled the matter differently than the current Minister, he said slavery days have been long over. Honorable Cordel Hyde – National Deputy Leader: “Absolutely and to be honest with you I am surprised that the minister has taken this approach to things I would think that he would be on the side of his constituents I would think he would be lobbying and fighting for and on behalf of the teachers and even if he has to stand up and go against his government that is what he should do as oppose of taking the position of his government as of though they are large over everybody and main slavery days are over long time and real talk we are not on any plantation but if we would be in a plantation we would understand when the slave escapes and when they try do what the master says they are not supposed to do they get lashing and some of them get killed...”

Baby Nina Coming Home
Viewers may recall the sensational story of Baby Nina, who captivated the hearts of all Belizeans after she was removed from the custody of her mother by the Department of Human Services, in November of last year, acting on a request from the Guatemalan central authority. The child was born in Guatemala, the father is a Guatemalan citizen, and when Nina’s mother, Analiz Gutierrez, a Belizean citizen returned home to Belize with Nina, the father of the child was able to apply for full custody of the child in a Guatemalan court, after claiming that Gutierrez wrongfully removed the baby from Guatemala. The last we heard of baby Nina, she was being returned to Guatemala after the Belize Family Court handed down its decision on February 12th of this year to have Nina returned to Guatemala, where legal battles over her custody and eventual home were to be fought.

Speaker Of The House Takes Attorney General to Court
In a second matter in Court, House Speaker Michael Peyrefitte was the one claiming a case against the Auditor General Dorothy Bradley. This is over the release of the recent Special Audit into Immigration matters by the Auditor General’s office, which is chock-full of irregularities. The House Speaker found his name in the audit report and took great offense. He wrote the Auditor General demanding an apology and when that didn’t come, he went to Court. Outside the Court, he and his attorney Marylin Williams stressed that all he wants is to clear his name. Marilyn Williams - Attorney at Law: “My client is taking to have his name cleared, our position and I really don’t like to discuss matter that are before the court so all I can say to you based on documents that has been filed is that my clients is concerned that there is potential damage to his reputation based on an error, on a point of law this is not a political application in any way shape or form it is just a matter of having his reputation not tarnished by being accused of any wrong doing.”


Guatemalan Judge Orders Baby Nina to be Returned to Mother
At the approach of Christmas 2015, Analiz Gutierrez experienced a mother’s worst nightmare; having her baby girl taken away from her. It was the start of a custody battle that would prove challenging for the mother who told the media some months ago that she was the victim of domestic violence and in fear, she […]

More Land Flipping Uncovered Involving Vega’s Relative
In November 2013, Prime Minister Dean Barrow, described the Lands Department as a hotbed of corruption and he was right. Several scandals have broken out of that department and the most recent is the one involving the son of former Minister Gaspar Vega, Andre Vega. That scandal led Vega to resign from the Cabinet and […]

Female Officers in the GSU Make Claims of Sexual Harassment
About two weeks ago, reports came to our newsroom that a couple of female officers were having a hard time functioning in their unit as they were being sexually harassed by fellow male officers. At the time, it was just a verbal report but since then we have been able to confirm that two official […]

Speaker Says He Had Authority to Sign Passport Recommendation
Michael Peyrefitte’s name appears in the Auditor General’s Special Report on the Passport, Immigration and Nationality Departments. In her report, Auditor General Dorothy Bradley noted that Peyrefitte made a recommendation for a passport when he had no legal power to do so. Peyrefitte, however, does have the authority to do so because he is the […]

Julius Maintains He was Illegally Suspended from the House of Representatives
In August, Cayo South PUP Area Representative, Julius Espat was suspended as a member of the House of Representatives and unceremoniously put out from the chambers of the House as per directive of the Speaker of the House, Michael Peyrefitte. Espat’s position since that day is that he was illegally suspended because Peyrefitte did not […]

Speaker Says His Facebook Account Was Hacked
Speaker of the House, Michael Peyrefitte, came under fire from the LGBT Community and associates when a homophobic post appeared on his personal Facebook account. The post went viral and it got a lot of negative comments by people who said that Peyrefitte was spreading hate speech. However, minutes after the post appeared, another post […]

Family Speculates Police Involvement in Peebles’ Homicide
24-year-old, Jeon Peebles was found dead this morning on a feeder road in Hattieville Village, Belize District. Peebles’ body reportedly bore gunshot wounds to his body. Commander of the Rural Eastern Division, Assistant Commissioner of Police, Edward Broaster briefed the media this afternoon on what their preliminary findings are. EDWARD BROASTER “At about 8am this […]

Jaro Gets Hit in the Barbershop Chair
There was a murder in the old capital over the weekend that has investigators of the Eastern Division South following leads into the incident. A man sat in a barber chair getting a hair cut and in that very same space the young man also known as Jaro, met his demise. It is a scary […]

Weekend Homicide on Ambergris Caye adds to Rising Crime on the Island
The San Pedro community has seen an increase in homicide cases recently. Within the last week alone two men were gunned down in the San Mateo area. The latest murder was that of Antonio Paguada which occurred on Friday night at around eleven thirty. We spoke with Deputy Officer Commanding the San Pedro Police Station, […]

Dispute in Orange Walk Turns Fatal
A fight in a village in the Orange Walk District turned deadly over the weekend. Police say that Trial Farm resident, Manuel Toloza got into a fight with five men and as a result suffered stab wounds which led to his demise. Officer in Charge, Assistant Superintendent of Police, Selvin Tillett shared the details. SELVIN […]

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Man found dead at Boom junction
In 2014, he was one of two men who walked from the attempted murder of Ellis Meighan Jr. and Malik Dixon; however, today he was in no position to walk. Jeon Pebbles, 25 was found lying lifeless on the road side near the Boom/Hattieville […]

San Ignacio woman arrested for bribery
Last Friday around 4:20 p.m., Cpl. Maximiliano Lanza and other police officers were conducting a vehicular checkpoint on the George Price Highway. They encountered two Salvadoran men and detained them for entering the country illegal. The men were traveling in a white taxi from […]

Miss Asia Gilharry represents Belize at the Miss Divali Nagar Queen Pageant in Trinidad and Tobago
The Corozal Organization of East Indian Cultural Heritage (COEICH) presents Miss Asia Gilharry, who was crowned Miss East Indian Belize 2016 – 2017 by outgoing Miss East Indian queen, Miss Namita Balani. She will be representing Belize in the upcoming Miss Divali Nagar Queen Pageant […]

BSI disposes bad molasses responsibly
The Department of the Environment (DOE) became aware of a situation at the Belize Sugar Industries (BSI) Ltd.’s Tower Hill Factory with respect to molasses undergoing the Maillard reaction in their storage tanks in July of this year. Maillard reaction is a chemical reaction […]

NEMO Minister inspects Hurricane Earl rebuilding efforts on Ambergris Caye
Minister of NEMO, Edmond Castro conducted a tour on Ambergris Caye to inspect hurricane rebuilding efforts there through partnerships with the business community and the San Pedro Town Council. Castro visited houses built, repaired, and some which are under construction in the Boca Del […]

Belize- Nation of the Ingrato?
The Belize National Teachers Union (BNTU), around 6,000 members strong, decided to use their option of industrial action recently to STAND FOR BELIZE….demanding better governance and working conditions for all laborers in Belize. Their 11-day strike action caused the Government of Belize to agree […]


Brian is a good natured gentleman of no fixed address. He loves to meet new friends from around the world and can often be seen guiding tourists around the island, showing them the sights of Caye Caulker. I assume he makes his living in eggs scrambled in vacation cottage kitchens and restaurant left-overs. If you see him, buy him a meal and he may tell you about some of his amazing adventures.

The 13th Annual SAGA Spooktacular: Fun, Music, Food, Games & Dogs Stuffed into Costumes
Today was the second biggest event of the Halloween holiday season in San Pedro, Belize. Saturday night, adults partied until early morning at the huge Holiday Hotel Bash. Sunday – all day- dogs, kids and their parents dressed for the SAGA Humane Society’s annual fundraiser. A huge part of their budget for the coming year. And with 90 animals to feed and house right now, they need your help more than ever. Yesterday I pulled up to Carlo and Ernie’s Bar and the party was hopping. An untouched pinata was hanging near the entrance… I LOVE a pinata. Here’s a look at the situation. And later, the winner for Funniest Costume – the poop factory. Ruffles above won cutest as a princess butterfly. Time to whack the pinata. Little girls bashing for candy is so fun.

State Side Volume 1: Guns, Booze, and Stereotypes
It's hard to Belize I've been back a month already. It seems like just yesterday I was enjoying the company of my friends, feeling the nip of the cool Colorado air, driving a car, and by the end of it feeling like I did miss the simple life here. I'm glad to be back, even gladder I went, and truly feel like I've found a good balance these days (in most areas of my life - guessing the pan of brownies for lunch wasn't a good "balance" decision; but chill out mom that didn't really happen...or did it?). So you want highlights?! You want low-lights?! I know you do! I mean heck, the first section of my Cousin Jennifer's yearly Holiday letter that I read is always her "vital statistics" section...but that will come at the end. Oh yeah...and this is only volume one of a yet to be determined number of releases. Lots of stories, and many may not reach the light of day. But the sooner we get started the sooner we can go back to our drinks.

Halloween in San Pedro: recapping one scary weekend!
Another Halloween has come and gone, and with it memories of spectacular costumes. From humans to pets, this year island residents and visitors went above and beyond in dressing up for this ghoulish holiday. As always, San Pedro Town played host to the most fabulous Halloween parties in the country; from Wayo’s Beach bar’s Haunted House to Holiday Hotel’s Costume Party and even Saga Humane Society’s Spooktacular Party for pets. Keeping the Halloween spirit going, Holiday Hotel held their legendary Costume Party on Saturday, October 29th. What an event this was! The costumes were just WOW! The anticipated event is one of biggest celebrations, attracting people from all over Belize and even internationally, who bring out their best masterpieces to impress. Of course we did not forget the island pets we love and adore. On Sunday, October 30th, Saga Humane Society hosted their 13th annual Halloween Spooktacular Party at Carlo and Ernie’s Runway Bar. Pet lovers and pets alike came out in their most creative costumes. Cute little (and large) furballs dressed up as ghost, devils, super heroes and even fish – talk about cuteness overload!

4 Fun Island Style Halloween Parties
As always there was no shortage of Halloween parties this year – so many I lost count. I was prepared with a few costumes and a partner in crime to do 3 of the 4 parties with. Of course we knew loads of people at all of them, it was not always easy to recognize the person under the costume though. First in line was Wayo’s Beach Bar annual haunted house which is always a big hit with the kids. My partner in crime took the night off so I found a great plus 3 option – Sandie, Emily and Madison. They picked me up in Sandie’s very fitting purple and black cart and off we went through the streets of San Pedro waving my big Jolly Roger pirate flag. Next came San Pedro Red Cross trivia night. Most people do not dress up for Halloween trivia night but I never pass up the opportunity. Little did I know my costume would end up being our team name the Bondage Ballerinas. By the time we got to the Holiday Hotel around 9:30 it had already felt like a full night but my second wind came fast as soon as we hit the party. The the street was packed with people watching the red carpet entries and soon the party was full of amazingly creative costumes. For a small island we take Halloween very seriously.

Belize in November – What to do?
November is a great time to visit Belize. The weather is nice (it’s the end of the rainy season) and it’s just pre-tourism high season (December to April) so you might still get a few good deals on tours and accommodations. I’ve written before on how to save on a Belize vacation so make sure to check that out. As for things to do in November, here’s a list of tours and activities. And below are three main events worth exploring: Battle of the Drums is a celebration of Garifuna music and culture that takes place every year in Punta Gorda, Toledo. Some of the best drumming groups from all over Belize and Central America gather to compete and showcase their incredible talent and skills. November 19 is a national holiday that celebrates the arrival of the Garifuna people to Southern Belize (known as British Honduras at the time). They arrived in Stann Creek by sea in the early 1800s and now every year there is a reenactment followed by religious ceremonies and cultural celebrations. A vacation is a great way to spend quality time with family and nothing beats getting away to somewhere warm for Thanksgiving. All of Belize celebrates Thanksgiving  and you can surely expect restaurants and resorts to be serving turkey dinner and other thanksgiving treats.

International Sourcesizz

WestJet flights set to boost Belize tourism sector
WestJet's newly launched seasonal service to Belize promises to give the Central American country's tourism sector a boost, local tourism officials say. The Calgary-based airline kicked off twice-weekly service from Toronto on Oct. 29 to Belize City. It is the only Canadian carrier flying directly to Belize, an English-speaking destination known for lush rainforests, coral reefs and beaches along its Caribbean coast. Inconvenient layovers and connections in the U.S. have previously deterred "thousands of Canadians" from visiting Belize, Tourism Minister Manuel Heredia Jr. said in a news release. Americans make up the country's largest segment of visitors, more than 60 per cent overall, followed by Europeans at 12 per cent and Canadians at seven per cent, the Belize Tourism Board reported earlier this year. The WestJet flights, using Boeing 737 aircraft, depart Toronto at 9:15 a.m., arriving in Belize City at 11:59 a.m. They run until April 29, 2017.


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  • jungle splash tour of belize, 2min. A brief look at the hidden secrets of belize. jungle splash tour guide Robert, will give you a trip of your life, if your up for the adventure. Take a ride on a horse to the top of mountains to see waterfalls, as well as some of the most gorgeous sights of the jungle you can see. Jump off ledges, take a relaxing cruise to 3 different waterfalls, and eat delicious meals straight from the BBQ. All just a small sample of what this tour provides. Be apart if the amazing world that only Jungle splash tours can provide.

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