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Today's Belize News: November 15, 2016 #519019
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The San Pedro Sun

Family seeks assistance after child is electrocuted
The family of a 13-year-old Antoney Acosta are desperately asking the community for help after their son was electrocuted. The young boy survived, but suffered severe injuries that resulted in the loss of both hands. He has been flown out of the country and is presently receiving treatment at a hospital in Guatemala City, Guatemala. Acosta is a student at the San Pedro High School who, due to financial difficulties, was only taking classes at night in order to help his parents during the day. His father, Winston Castellanos describes him as a well-behaved child who was dedicated to his school work. He and the family are devastated by this tragedy. It was a rainy day on Monday, October 17th when Castellanos’ son visited him at a construction site to deliver his lunch. He never imagined what he would find when he descended from the second level of the building where he works. Apparently, young Acosta came in contact with a live electrical wire, and when Castellanos found him on the ground, he was trembling and foaming at the mouth. Acosta was rushed to the Dr. Otto Rodriguez San Pedro Polyclinic II, and from there he was immediately flown to Belize City. Despite the efforts of the doctors, they could not save his hands which were greatly damaged due to the high electrical voltage he received.

Traffic Accident on Pescador Drive leaves one in critical condition
The San Pedro Traffic Department, along with the San Pedro Police Formation are investigating a traffic accident which took place shortly after 1PM on Pescador Drive in downtown San Pedro. In the incident, 40-year-old Hector Espat was badly injured after he was knocked down and ran over by a Polaris cart. He has since been taken to the Dr. Otto Rodriguez San Pedro Polyclinic II where he is being treated. Preliminary, unofficial reports are that Espat was riding his bicycle heading north on Pescador Drive and upon approaching the San Juan roundabout he was hit by a Polaris vehicle. Eye witnesses reported that Espat ended up under the vehicle, badly hurt. He received severe injury to the right side of his face, head and upper jaw. The driver of the Polaris has been detained and is in police custody awaiting the results of the investigation regarding the accident.

Ambergris Today

SATIIM Community Forest Patrols Stopped by Guatemalan Military
The Guatemalan military stopped a community forest patrol organized by the Sarstoon Temash Institute for Indigenous Management to monitor deforestation and illegal activity on their ancestral lands in southern Belize. “Only if you are military, no fishing, no protected areas,nothing,”said a Guatemalan military representative to the patrol team. “Once you ask permission, we will accompany you,” he added. This incident is the latest in military confrontations with civilians on both sides of the border. In April, Belize soldiers shot and killed a 13-year-old Guatemalan boy. In response, Guatemalan Defense Minister William Mansilla announced the deployment of 3,000 troops on the border. While SATIIM forest patrols have previously been accosted by the Guatemalan military in this historical contested border area, this is the first time the Mayans were informed they could only enter under Guatemalan military escort.

Belize in Scuba Diving Magazine's 2017 Readers Choice Awards
Each year Scuba Diving Magazine asks its readers to vote for their favorite dive operators, liveaboards, dive sites and more to produce its list of the Best of the Best. Needless to say, Belizean businesses have made their way into the list as top choices from people all around the globe. When you're scuba diving at a new destination, the experience is only as good as the dive operation, instructor or divemaster who is guiding you through the ocean and liveaboard cruise ships are the ultimate getaway for scuba divers. The winners below were chosen by popular vote (regardless of location) and ranked based on their category. Most Unusual Dive Sites (1. Great Blue Hole, Belize). Best Dive Operators (#16. Amigos del Mar, Ambergris Caye.) Best Liveaboards (#2. Belize Aggressor III). Best Dive Resorts (#19. Turneffe Island Resort, Belize).

Inauguration of New and Improved Sir Barry Bowen Municipal Airport
Friday, October 11th, 2016 Belizeans gathered at the municipal airport of Belize to witness the new and improved now named Sir Barry Bowen Municipal Airport. General Manager of the Belize Airports Authority (BAA) Mr. Nicholas Ruiz, Minister of Tourism Mr. Manuel Heredia, BAA Board of Directors Mr. Severo Guerrero along with Tropic Air and Maya Island Air presidents expressed how they hope this project serves as an example to the other airports in Belize. With brief descriptions on how this project was accomplished and while sharing memories of Sir Barry, Mr. Barry’s wife, Dixie Bowen and Hon. Manuel Heredia had the distinct honor in cutting the ribbon. Dixie Bowen stated that ever since Barry first landed foot in Belize his dream was to have his own airport. With humor she said that she even believed that he might have loved his airplanes more than he did his family.

The San Pedro Town Council and CARILED Strategic Plan to Make San Pedro a Green Environment
On Thursday, October 10th, 2016 residents gathered at the Lions Den as the San Pedro Town Council held a pubic consolation based on a local economic development strategic plan for San Pedro Town. This program falls under CARILED- Caribbean Local Economic Development Project that is coordinated by Leidi Urbina here in Belize. Mayor Daniel Guerrero along with Leidi Urbina gave an overview on what this project is and how they plan to accomplish it. Mayor Danny stated, “With the help and support of the local business anything can be accomplished, we will do our part as long as they do theirs.” Many business owners and locals who were present gave their opinion on the projects overview to reduce Styrofoam, Plastic, and other materials that are harmful to the environment and replace those with green products such as Eco showers, Solar powered hotels and vehicles, Eco Friendly paint, begin recycling and much more. The main goal is to become a Green Friendly Environment.

Misc Belizean Sourcesmzz

Belmopan screening of the short film ‘Yochi’
The Pig & Parrot Club at the British High Commission Residence Compound has very kindly offered to host a special evening Belmopan screening of the short film ‘Yochi’, recently premiered at the Belize International Film Festival and just today announced as the WINNER in its category. Those who couldn’t make the premier have the perfect opportunity to see the movie this Wednesday evening 16 November. The clubhouse opens as usual at 7.30pm and we will be screening the 25 minute film outside on the patio at 8.30pm prompt. You MUST submit full names of all guests by email to me at [email protected] by 12:00 on Wednesday 16th in order to be on the list to gain access to the clubhouse (unless you are on the regular P&P email distribution, in which case just respond in the normal way). There is a cap on the number of people who can gain access, so first come, first served! You should ensure you get a response from me to confirm your names have been added to the list for the evening! We all look forward to seeing you there and would like to take this opportunity to thank the British High Commission and David and Grace Chun for helping to bring Yochi to Belmopan this week. Please do not turn up at the Clubhouse without first confirming with me that you have been added to the list!

Tropic Air announced today that on January 16, 2017, and subject to final Governmental approval, it will inaugurate non-stop service between Belize City International Airport (BZE) and Chetumal, Quintana Roo, Mexico (CTM). Chetumal becomes Tropic's third destination in Mexico and its 6th international route, and it will be the only airline to operate non-stop scheduled flights between these two historically close cities. Initially, Tropic will fly to Chetumal three times weekly, with a schedule that will allow for fast, convenient connections to/from InterJet flights to Mexico City. In April, the frequency is planned to increase to five time a week. In Belize City, Tropic Air will offer easy connections to/from domestic destinations such as San Pedro, Caye Caulker, Dangriga and Placencia. “Our customers have been asking for this for years, so we have been working closely with our partners in Chetumal to finally make it a reality. We are excited!" said John Greif III, President of Tropic Air.

Yochi Tour dates
Yochi Film is the winning Short Film of the 2016 Belize International Film Festival, and you still have a chance to see it! Filmed in Cayo, Yochi is the story of a 9-year-old selectively mute Mayan boy who guards a nest of endangered Yellow-Headed Parrots in Belize’s pine savannah. When his beloved older brother, Itza, returns from the city, Yochi learns that he’s in debt and has turned to poaching – setting the brothers on a collision course. Yochi is a film about connection, finding your voice, and protecting that which is most sacred to you. November 15 - Orange Walk Central Park at 7:00 pm November 16 - National Heritage Library, Belmopan at 12:00 pm November 17 - Cayo Welcome Center, San Ignacio at 7:00 pm

San Pedro High School Celebrates. Boys take National Volleyball Championship

The 11th Edition of the Belize International Film Festival wrapped up on Sunday night with the DigiCell 4G LTE Closing Night Awards Concert presented by the Music Ambassador of Belize at the Bliss Center for Performing Arts. Winners were announced in seven categories: 1. Best Narrative Feature SABINA K (Bosnia/USA) Director - Cristobal Krusen Special Jury Mention IXCANUL (Guatemala/Fance) Director - Jayro Bustamante 2. Best Documentary Feature HEXA: GRANDSON OF THE RULERS OF BRAZIL (Brazil) Director - Washington CarvalhoSpecial Jury Mention I AM FROM WHERE A RIVER RUNS/YO SOY DE DONDE HAY UN RIO (Nicaragua) Director - Rossana Lacayo...

Talent across the generatons! Great photos Shyne Barrow

Dance X BZ 2016
Dance X BZ 2016 is coming to BELIZE CITY, ORANGE WALK and SAN IGNACIO!

Remembrance Day Ceremony in Corozal
A wonderful morning at the official Remembrance Day Ceremony at Memorial/Soldiers Park. Corozal's BDF soldiers, BDF Cadets, Police Cadets, Scouts, Government Officials and the community attended in honour of WW 1 and WW 2 soldiers who died in the name of freedom. It's inspiring to see all ages carrying on this Commonwealth tradition.

See you Tuesday at the Embassy's Artisan Fair!

The Ministry of Economic Development and Petroleum would like to inform the general public that the completion of the offshore multibeam and sea seep survey will be postponed until public consultations on the survey are conducted. The Ministry will inform the general public of the schedule of the public consultations so that interested persons may attend. The Ministry of Economic Development and Petroleum, through the Geology and Petroleum Department, will continue to ensure that the petroleum sector is developed in a responsible and environmentally conscious manner which can contribute to the sustainable development of Belize. Ministry of Economic Development and Petroleum

The major political parties in Belize will not give us the right to vote unless we demand it
Commentary by Wellington Ramos. I have been involved in advocating for the rights of my Belizean people since I arrived in the United States in 1978. We who live in this country will not get the government of Belize to give us our rights to vote by proxy and other rights that we deserve, unless we organize ourselves and demand these rights. Belizeans living in the United States and abroad need to conduct public forums in all their communities to determine what are our priority needs. Then approach the government with our demands as citizens of Belize. From the conversations I have been conducting over the years, some of the issues that have been surfacing are the Belize-Guatemala dispute, the neglect of our citizens by the government of Belize, lack of representation in the Belize government, land issues, lot issues, housing issues, services by our government representatives abroad, corruption in government, crimes at home, the length of time in processing and receiving a passport and investment opportunities that are available.

Live performance of The Wabagari Dance Group
The Embassy of Mexico in collaboration with the Luba Garifuna Cultural Museum cordially invites the general public of Belize to come and celebrate the Garifuna Culture and enjoy a live performance of The Wabagari Dance Group On Thursday November 17th, 2016 At 6:00 pm At the Mexican Cultural Institute

Caye Caulker Liquor License Renewal Notice
Deadline December 8, 2016

BTIA Cayo November Meeting
Now is the time to get involved with the BTIA. The last big meeting of the year is Thursday, November 17th, at 5:00pm, at the Cahal Pech Resort. You can meet the new board. "BTIA Cayo Chapter invites ALL tourism stakeholders (Hotels, Tour Operators, Restaurants, Bars, Individuals, and Students) to our first chapter meeting to discuss some important events including the tourism destination branding for San Ignacio/Santa Elena and the greater Cayo district, new official Cayo Tourism Festival, introduction of BTIA CAYO new board members, discussion on Guatemalan tour busses and the impact it has on our local industry, among other things. TOURISM IS OUR BIGGEST RESOURCE, LET'S WORK TO PROTECT AND IMPROVE IT!! The future depends on what we do today! Meeting venue: Cahal Pech Village Resort, San Ignacio Belize, see you there!! Thursday November 17th, 2016 at 5pm."

Yesterdays amazing super moon covered by a bit of clouds in Dangriga.
Photo by Eagle Eyes Photography

Channel 7

Devastating Weekend Leaves Four Dead Including Grandmother and 7 Year Old
It's been three days of devastating violence: In the 8 hours between Friday afternoon at 4:30 and Saturday morning at 12:15 AM, three people were killed in the Belize district, including a 7 year old boy, while three others were shot including two female minors. And in Dangriga, nephews allegedly chopped off a grandmother's head so that they could steal a few thousand dollars. Indeed, a dizzying panorama of violence, and we begin in the city with the murder of 7 year old Tyler Savery - which is where we left off on Friday. Tyler died on Daly Street from a single gunshot to the chest, while his cousin, Porshan Pipersburgh, died the next day from two gunshots to his chest. Today, Tyler's mom, Shakera Young, gathered up tremendous courage and composure to speak to the media to make a plea on her son's behalf to stop the violence. Daniel Ortiz has that story:

Police Have Four Suspects For Child Killer
Today the officer commanding northside, ACP Dezerie Phillips was asked to respond to this mother's plea that police do more to arrest and interdict ruthless killers. Here's how ACP Castillo responded this morning at a press conference featuring the three Belize District Commanders:... Reporter: "She lost her only child and so she basically sent a message to you all asking please do more because she is not the first mother who lost a child." ACP Dezerie Phillips, OC, Eastern Division North: "I clearly understand her cry, her pain, the anger that she feels, but I have personally assured her at the visit that I made to her and I am also doing this publicly in providing an assurance that we are doing the best that we can. Yesterday we had two persons in custody, this morning we have four persons in custody..."

Did Internal Gang War Lead To Child Killing?
And while police are calling on the public to help, the fact is that whenever the murder is gang related, witnesses are reluctant to cooperate for fear of retaliation. Street information suggests that there is an internal war, which has been flaring up within Pink's Alley - and that's what led to Friday's double murder. Today police would not comment on this - even when the media pressed them for answers:... Jules Vasquez, 7News: "Are you able to speak at all on the gang dimension?" ACP Dezerie Phillips, OC, Eastern Division North: "Sadly not at this time, simply because we have not been able to establish a motive and until you establish a motive then you know exactly where it's coming from or where it came from."

Mechanic Murdered A Block From Home, "Stamma" Charged
And, eight hours after that murder there was another killing in Belize City. 41 year old mechanic Andrew Williams was killed a block from his home. At 12:20 AM, He was driving a Toyota car with Taxi license plates when he came under fire from two men walking in the opposite direction. Williams barreled across the sidewalk, ran over a food stall, and ended up smashing a zinc fence. He was dead - while police were quick to respond and detain one man at the scene. The cops told us more at today's big press conference: Sgt. Gladmir Cu, CIB, Southside: "Police responded to a shooting incident which occurred at the corner of Periwinkle Street and Mahogany Street where upon arrival, police saw the motionless body of a dark male person inside a dark green taxi car. Initial investigation reveals that whilst the driver, who was later identified as Andrew Williams, was driving down Mahogany Street heading towards Vernon Street. When passing the passing the junction of Tibruce Street he was followed by a male person who fired several shots towards the vehicle which lead to the death of Andrew Williams. An investigation was carried out into this incident. Several persons were interviewed and statements recorded where at the conclusion it leads to the arrest of a male person whose name is Kareem Smith for the crime of murder."

Family Heard When They Killed Loved One
As you just heard, Williams was killed only a block from his home. That means his family heard the gunshot that killed him - but they couldn't have known that it was their own loved one lying dead behind the wheel of his brother's taxi. Today, his sister told us how they got the news. Fearing for her safety because threats have been received, she asked to appear off camera:... Voice of: Family Member: "When I heard the gunshots my gentleman asked me 'Terry did you hear that?' I said 'yes I hear it'. After that I couldn't go back to sleep, I just felt my heart got full. My phone rang about 15 minutes after. My little sister called me in tears and said 'Ter, they just killed Andrew'. Right there I started to cry, I just came out of bed, put on my clothes and went to Mahogany Street. I saw the ambulance out there and a lot of people. When I arrived, I just saw my brother's head hanging down in the car in the passenger side and his feet are by the driver's side."

Teenaged Girl Grazed On Cheek
And so those are the murders - but the weekend's death toll in the Belize District could have been even greater because four other persons were shot - two of them female minors - and one of the girls was shot in the cheek, while one man was shot in the head, but they all survived. Three of the shootings happened on Sunday night in the city. The most serious is a 13 year old who was grazed by a bullet across the cheek on Raccoon Street Extension. A written police report says it happened while she sat inside her house watching television at 10:30 last night. But, today at a press conference, the lead investigator says it happened closer to ten, and she wasn't inside; she was outside on the stairs. They both agree she was grazed to the cheek: Sgt. Gladmir Cu, CIB, Southside: "Whilst the minor was outside by the stairs of the house, shots were fired whereby she received the injury to the left side of her cheek. Several persons were interviewed. This investigation is still at a young stage, persons are being sought for this investigation and persons are being detained for questioning."

14 Year Old Girl Shot To Both Legs
The other female minor who was shot is only 14. She was shot to both legs at the corner of North Creek and Curasow Street - in the same general area of the first shooting. This also happened on Sunday night but about two hours before the 13 year old was shot. Police say in this case, the child was in the company of an adult male. If you hear the audio go blank, it's because we have blocked out the child's name from the police account:... Sgt. Isaias Sanchez, Precinct 1 - CIB: "The information is that Anjalee Flores who are friends, were standing right at the corner of Curassow Street and North creek when a vehicle drove pass them and fired one single shot causing the injury to Hilda. So far the police have a recording statement from a witness and have positively identified a gunman. We are seeking one person."

Man On Bike Shot By Motorbike Gunman
The third city shooting victim is an adult male, Davaney Flowers. He was also shot on Sunday night between the time when the two female minors were hit. And, he was also hit in the thigh. He was riding on King street when two men on a motorbike opened fire on him. Police said it's a mystery because 33 year old Flowers is a working man:.. Sgt. Isaias Sanchez, Precinct 1 - CIB: "The motive of that incident is still unknown. We are working on the case and Davaney Flowers is a known person who works at the Sexy Chicken food on Barrack Road as no gang member, no gang associate. He is a workman. So the motive of that is still unknown at this time."

What Is The Southside Solution?
So, three shootings and one murder happened between Friday at midnight and Sunday night on the Southside. The commander says they are launching patrols and entering into mediation to contain and quell the violence:... ACP Chester Williams - Commander, Southside: "We have stepped up our patrols particularly in the affected areas and the residents of the extensions as well as those in the North Creek area will see increase operations in those areas and those operations are geared at curbing the current situation. We know that the problem existed before. We have dealt with it before and it manifest itself again. So, we are in the area currently. Where both shooting are concerns we have good leads and we expect arrest in both of them hopefully today or by tomorrow the latest. And we are hoping that with that, we will see some calm in the area."

Stann Creek Grandmother Hacked To Death For A Few Thousand Dollars, Nephews Suspected
A 63 year old Salvadoran woman was found buried in her back yard in Dangriga. Victoria Castillo went missing on Wednesday evening. The family thought she had traveled to Guatemala to see her daughter because her passport, and other personal belongings were not in the house. But when they called her family in Guatemala, she wasn't there. Well relatives and friends teamed up to go look for her and today they told us about this weekend's horrific discovery. Courtney Weatherburne has more: Victoria Castillo was a devoted Christian. She would always arrive early to open and clean the church for evening meetings and Sunday service. But the pastor's wife got concerned when Castillo didn't come to church for the Wednesday gathering. Armede Padilla, Family Friend: "When I didn't see her show up , it was like 6:30 when I passed by, the place was closed so I called her phone and it went to voice mail, yes Wednesday like around 6:30 in the evening yes." When she couldn't get Castillo on her cell, Padilla called Castillo's husband who had just returned home from Guatemala, but he had no idea where she was either.

Shot To Head, Likely To Survive
And in one last gasp of violence from the Belize District - a man was shot in the head last night in Ladyville, but he is expected to survive. Rural commander Edward Broaster told us about Anthony Vansen's unlikely survival:... Broaster says that the bullet did not penetrate his skull but fractured it and caused a huge swelling. For this reason, he is in an induced coma and is in a critical condition, but is expected to survive.

Reloading The Bond
Prime Minister Dean Barrow returned the country on Saturday afternoon after traveling to New York City on official business. He was there along with Economic Ambassador Mark Espat and Financial Secretary Joseph Waight to speak with Belize's financial advisors. They are finalizing the country's plan approach bondholders to convince them restructure the Superbond, for the second time in less than 4 years. The Government needs immediate relief from the crippling bullet payments which start next year. When the PM landed at the PGIA on Saturday, we spoke to him to discuss what the strategy will look like to get buy-in from bond holders. Here's what he told us: Rt. Hon. Dean Barrow, Prime Minister of Belize: "I went together with Ambassador Espat and the Financial Secretary. We went to finalize matters with our legal and financial advisors prior to officially notifying bond holders and the public that we are going to be seeking to restructure. We have agreed our strategy and now it is a matter of actually engaging the bond holders in the face to face negotiations which Ambassador Espat will lead together with the city group which is the sort of financial intermediary advisories."

Will Bondholders Lose Patience with "Malpago" Belize?
The Government's press release from last Wednesday said that this restructuring effort is due to, quote, "The serious economic and financial challenges currently facing the country…" End quote. That statement also said, "Belize's economy has significantly underperformed in comparison with the projections used at the time in setting the terms of the 2038 Bonds." As we said, this is 3 years and 8 months after the Superbond 2.0 was floated. That was a refinancing of the original Superbond, which in itself was a re-financing and consolidation of a bunch of high interest bonds that the Musa Administration had racked up. So, this is the third time government is going to bondholders to re-finance. We asked the Prime Minister about the effect it could have on the confidence of bondholders:

PM Dean On President Donald
And, as we told you last week, Prime Minister Barrow was in New York when Donald Trump was elected in the 2016 Presidential Elections. We asked the PM for his thoughts on the election outcome, and he spoke very cautiously: Rt. Hon. Dean Barrow, Prime Minister of Belize: "Cleary their democracy worked. The elections obviously were not rigged and the fact that Mr. Trump was able to confound all the pundits and posters is something of which he is no doubt extraordinarily and justifiably proud. We as a fellow democracy certainly congratulate the people of the United States on what was a peaceful election and we congratulate Mr. Trump as the president-elect." Daniel Ortiz, 7News: "What are your impressions of the man? He is currently in his country facing a show of no confidence from thousands of Americans?"

The Sarstoon River is once again ground zero for Belize/Guatemala relations after the conservation NGO, SATIIM, was stopped for a second time this year by the Guatemalan Armed Forces. It happened last Thursday when a forest patrol was on the way to monitor deforestation and illegal activities on their ancestral lands in Southern Belize. The last time this happened was in April of this year, and this time, SATIIM made sure to capture the entire encounter on video. They've posted it on youtube with English Subtitles so that non-Spanish speakers can understand what the Guatemalan soldiers said. Here's that video unedited: Today, we caught up with SATIIM's Executive Director, and she told us that she will seek clarification from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs:

On Motorbike With Loaded 9
City Police making a routine traffic stop last night found a 24 year old with a loaded gun. Officers who were patrolling Central American Boulevard searched Kent Moss after they saw him riding a motorcycle without license. They found a Black 9 millimeter Glock pistol with (8) live rounds of ammunition in his right front pocket. Kent Moss was arrested and charged for "Kept unlicensed firearm and Kept unlicensed ammunition". Notably, one of last night's shooting victims was shot by two men on a motorbike.

Herrera On How It Feels To Be Free
In 2014, Charles Herrera was charged for the murder of Ezekiel Hernandez Medina. He claims he stabbed Medina after he caught him trying to break into his car. The case concluded today in a trial without jury before Justice John Gonzalez who acquitted Herrera. We spoke to Herrera's lawyer, Christelle Wilson, who told us why the judge decided the evidence did not prove that he was guilty. Christelle Wilson - Herrera's Attorney: "The judge said that after listening to all the evidence that was presented by the prosecution, he's of the opinion that it was merely a suspicious accusation that he was guilty of murder. The prosecution evidence was not solid enough to prove to him beyond a reasonable doubt that he could conclusively say that Mr. Herrera had anything to do with the murder of Mr. Medina. And the defense has always maintained its case that Mr. Herrera was innocent, you know." One of the reasons the case went on for so long was because of a confession statement Herrera made where he admitted to defending his property because he thought that's what the police wanted to hear, and that it would prevent him from being charged with murder. At the time of the confession, however it was revealed that police had withheld food and water from him for over 5 hours. His lawyer explained how this forced statement factored in to the decision.

Hope For Heart Surgery Patient
Almost three weeks ago, Tyron Coleman was flown to the Cayman Islands to undergo a cardiopulmonary bypass surgery. Coleman was diagnosed with coronary artery disease, which restricts blood flow to the heart. This left Coleman in urgent need of a complicated and expensive open heart surgery, which could not be done in Belize. After, getting support from the public, Coleman's family was able to gather enough funds to send him to Grand Cayman for the surgery. When he left Belize he was in critical condition, but after a successful surgery and recovering enough to travel, Coleman returned home. We spoke to him today and he told us how fortunate he was. Tyron Coleman - James Bus Driver: "It's like a miracle. It's really amazing and it is really a miracle, because when I was thanking the doctors for what they have done for me the doctors told me, they said it's not them that brought me back, they said it's God that brought me back, so it's really like a miracle."

SATIIM Speaks On 13th Senator
Last week we told you about how the NGO community formed a steering committee to help the other 143 registered NGO's to become compliant with the NGO Act, so that they can participate in electing the 13th Senator. There are only 22 NGO'S in "good standing", and the other 121 have until December 16 to do so, or else they will not be able to participate in the January 2017 appointment of that new parliamentarian. Today, while we had the opportunity, we spoke with Froyla Tzalam, who's the new steering committee's media relations officer. Here's what she had to say on their attempts to make the selection process more inclusive: The new list of NGO's who are compliant under the NGO Act will be submitted on December 19.

Don't Fall For Funny Money
Belmopan police are reporting the discovery counterfeit twenty dollar bills in their jurisdiction - and they say they could be going around all over the country. The public is reminded to look carefully for the security features so that they don't get stuck with this funny money.

The Envelope Please!
The Belize International Film Festival came to a close yesterday. After several movie screenings and panel discussions with the filmmakers, the event closed with an awards ceremony. A winner was chosen for each of the seven categories. SABINA K won best narrative film, while HEXA: GRANDSON OF THE RULERS OF BRAZIL took the prize for Best Documentary. The Best Short Film was YOCHI, and WINGS OF HOPE won best short documentary. VOICES OF LATIN AMERICA/VOCES DE LATINOAMERICA was selected as the Best Environmental Film, and Melonie Gillet's SOCA MODE was the Best Music Video. Daniel E. Hyde's MANNA won the Most Notable Belizean Film. The winners were selected from a pool of 34 films and 17 music videos from 20 countries.

Tropic Flies To Chetumal
Chetumal, a popular get away destination for many Belizeans, is now easier to get to than ever. Starting in January of next year, Tropic Air will begin nonstop flights from the Philip Goldson International Airport to the border city. Now, while you mightn't fly to Chetumal when it's easy and quick to get there by road, the idea is that the connection will be a springboard to Mexico City which is a huge international hub.

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Channel 5

Double Murder Rocks Northside; Mother Heartbroken By Only Child’s Death
As many as four Belizeans died violently in a sweeping crime wave while four others were shot and injured over the weekend. Belize City was hardest hit by a double [...]

A Fight for Peace and Humanity in Blood-Soaked Belize City
According to Savery’s mother, a celebration of his life will be held on Wednesday. In an extended interview with the media, Shakira Young is appealing to the community to stand [...]

Drugs Behind Midnight Murder of Andrew Williams in Southside
Hours later on Friday, a Belize City man was murdered around midnight. Forty-one-year-old Andrew Williams was driving a taxi on Mahogany Street when a man fired several shots at his [...]

In Dangriga, Senior Citizen Savaged by Nephews for Money
The Stann Creek District has not seen a murder for months, so news of the weekend’s gruesome murder has rocked the community.  The victim and the apparent reason for her [...]

Belizean Shot and Killed near Melchor
Another Belizean lost his life, but across the western border.  The body of Wilber Gabriel Sanchez from the Belize side of Arenal was found by minors on Sunday at a [...]

Superbond 3.0 – Prime Minister Speaks of Guaranteed Sustainability
Prime Minister Barrow, accompanied by Financial Secretary Joseph Waight and Economic Ambassador Mark Espat, returned from a working visit to New York on Saturday, following a series of meetings with [...]

Belize Makes Preparations to Face Committee of Bondholders
Ambassador Mark Espat, who will meet with bondholders directly, outlines three possible outcomes.  While it is too early to determine any figures and dollar amounts, Espat says that the formation [...]

Taxpayers Must Prepare for “Restructuring”
The government said last week that the economy is in dire straits and is severely underperforming. With the proposed restructuring of the existing debt, there is anticipation that a tax [...]

Standards & Poors to Downgrade Belize’s Credit Rating
Meanwhile Standards and Poors is expected to downgrade Belize in its credit rating from a ‘B’ to a C.C.C. plus. The downgrade is due to government’s inability to meet financing [...]

Guatemalan Forces Stop SATIIM Again; Secret Protocol in Place?
Following a period of relative calm and somewhat downplayed encounters, activities by the Guatemalan armed forces in the Sarstoon, are sparking up again in southern Belize.  A few days ago, [...]

Pair of Shootings on Southside Sunday Night
So far, we’ve reported on four Belizeans who were murdered over the weekend. But there was other violence. On Sunday night, there were two separate shootings on the south side. [...]

2 Escape Serious Injury in Ladyville Gunfire
There were two shootings on Sunday in the Rural Eastern Division area. The first occurred in Ladyville where a woman was shot at. While police discovered a bullet hole on [...]

Minor Grazed by Shot on Racoon Street Extension
Later that night in the city, a minor was grazed on the cheek by a bullet. She was standing in front of her home on Raccoon Street Extension when shots [...]

Belize District Police Commanders Show United Front, Ask Residents for Same
Between Friday evening and Sunday night, the city saw three people killed and three injured in separate shootings –  the Daly Street double murder and the Mahogany Street midnight homicide [...]

Charles Herrera Acquitted of 2014 Murder
Supreme Court Justice Troadio Gonzalez today ruled that Charles Herrera, also known as Bundy, was not guilty of the murder – by stabbing – of Ezekiel Nicholas Medina in May [...]

The Rise of Donald Trump is Democratic, Says P.M. Barrow
As we said earlier, Prime Minister Barrow was in New York last week when elections were held for the forty-fifth president of the U.S.  As you know, Donald Trump’s victory [...]

Tyron Coleman Survives Quintuple Bypass Surgery in Cayman Islands
Tyron Coleman is back in Belize after completing several successful rounds of open heart surgeries at Health City Hospital in the Cayman Islands. The popular James Bus driver was diagnosed [...]

Sports Monday Reviews the World of Sports
Good evening, I’m James Adderley and this is Sports Monday.   {Feature on Weekend Sporting Activities…}


PUP Northern Caucus Calls For Gapi Vega Complete Resignation
There is major political tonight coming out of the People’s United Party Northern Caucus. At a meeting held on Saturday November 12th, the Caucus agreed to undertake a recall of Orange Walk North UDP area representative Gaspar Vega. A release from the Caucus indicates that Vega should be removed for the clear evidence of dishonest acts. But the release also says they should need to get rid of Vega through the ballot, and instead Vega should resign immediately because many land scandals under his administration as the Minister of Lands, point to blatant nepotism, cronyism and egregious cases of conflict of interest. The Northern Caucus also called for the immediate disclosure of the compensation list which the CEO in the Ministry of Natural Resources, Sharon Ramclam, indicated was being compiled at a press conference on October 17th. The PM also demands that Ramclam and former CEO, now Minister Beverly Castillo, be investigated, following the revelation of questionable documents bearing their signatures.

Prime Minister Barrow Discusses Possible Restructuring Of Super-Bond
As we indicated at the top of the newscast, Prime Minister Barrow returned from a series of meetings in New York. He was accompanied by economic advisor Mark Espat and the Financial Secretary Joseph Waight. The Government senior-level team is trying to find the most convincing way of getting Belize’s bondholders to meet and negotiate an adjustment in the terms of the Superbond. In 2013, the Government had already re-negotiated with bondholders, pushing the final payment of the Superbond seven years later to 2038. We’re not certain what terms are being proposed now by the Barrow Administration, but like in 2013, they are already advising that Belize could have difficulty meeting its debt obligations under the current terms. The Prime Minister was met by the media at the airport and he spoke on what were their expectations at this early stage of another round of possible Superbond negotiations.

Prime Minister Discusses Tax Restructuring For Next Fiscal Year
Prime Minister Dean Barrow returned to the country on Saturday following nearly week-long meetings with the Government’s foreign financial and legal advisors over the nation’s economic situation and a proposed re-structuring of the superbond. We’ll have comments from the Prime Minister and his local economic advisor Mark Espat, but first to some news that will likely have you at the edge of your seats. The meeting in New York was held urgently as the Government of Belize has indicated that it hopes to complete renegotiations with bondholders before next year’s budget. It appears that Belizeans might also want to be consulted because according to the Prime Minister, you can expect changes in the taxes and considering the state of our economy and projections, we won’t be getting relief or tax cuts. Hear how the PM explains what you can expect early next year.


Tyler Savery and Porshan Pipersburgh Killed in Cold Blood on Daly Street
An arrest in the double homicide that occurred on Friday evening is yet to be made. Meanwhile the families of both Tyler Savery and Porshon Pipersburgh are preparing to put their loved ones to rest. The media met with the mother of the 7-year-old earlier today. Here is that story. 7-year-old, Tyler Savery was the […]

Preparatory Stage Complete for Upcoming Meeting with Bondholders
Prime Minister Dean Barrow, along with Financial Secretary, Joseph Waight and Ambassador for Economic Affairs, Mark Espat, returned to the country on Saturday after meeting with Government’s legal advisors. The preparatory meeting was held in New York and was focused on restructuring Belize’s bonds due 2038. Government asserts that the country’s economy has significantly underperformed […]

Fiscal Consolidation Is a Must, Says PM Barrow
The International Monetary Fund projected that Belize’s Gross Domestic Project will decline by one point five percent in 2016, in part due to the damage inflicted by hurricane Earl. According to the IMF, in the absence of a radical change in policies, rigid current fiscal spending, particularly the public sector wage bill, would fuel high […]

Taxi Driver Murder; Police Suspect Drug War
Today the Police Commanders for the three areas of the Belize District along with investigators of the Crimes Investigative Branch addressed the media on three murders and five shootings that occurred over the weekend. Earlier we told you of the double murder involving Porshan Pipersburgh and Tyler Savery on Daly Street. Some hours after that […]

Elderly Woman Found Murdered in Shallow Grave
An elderly woman from the Stann Creek District was reported missing last week, this past weekend,the family’s worst fears were realized when her body was found in a shallow grave. Correspondent Harry Arzu has the story. HARRY ARZU “After 63 year old Victoria Castillo, a Salvadoran National was reported missing on Wednesday November 9 friends […]

Five Weekend Shootings in the Belize District
Aside from the murders in the Belize District, there were also multiple shooting incidents that are currently under investigation in the south side of the city. Sergeant Gladimir Cu and Sergeant Isaias Sanchez spoke to the media on those incidents both on the north and south side of Belize City. GLADIMIR CU “On Sunday acting […]

Prime Minister Speaks on Trump’s Victory
Donald John Trump will be the 45th president of the United States of America, capping a historic and boisterous run by an outsider who captured a loyal following across America. His success was only part of a larger, crushing victory for the Republican Party, which retained the House and maintained control of the Senate. The brash New […]

Belize Says Farewell to Ambassador Benjamin Ho
Ambassador Benjamin Ho and his wife, Jennifer departed Belize yesterday as his term has come to an end. Ambassador Ho has been very active during his term and has never shied away from the public or media interviews. Last Friday as the Government of Belize dedicated the Villa Fiore to the late Ambassador Edward Laing, […]

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Spanish Lookout Community gives new vehicle to San Ignacio Police
The San Ignacio Police Formation will receive a brand new Foton Pickup Truck. This has become possible after months of negotiations between the Cayo Police Formation and the Spanish Lookout Community in conjunction with the Spanish Lookout Business Bureau. The vehicle will be assigned […]

Police reveal identity of corpse found in Dangriga
On Saturday we received reports of a corpse found in a crocus bag in Dangriga Town. Police have since confirmed to BBN that the corpse is that of Victoria Castillo, 63. She was reportedly chopped up and disposed of. However, the foul smell of […]

Three young horse thieves caught
Three minors are in trouble after they were busted riding three stolen horses. According to police reports, the horses were stolen from the Bacab resort sometime yesterday. Quick response from Ladyville police led to the interception of the minors at around mile 7 of […]

Man shot to the head on Old Northern Road
Acting on information, Ladyville police visited the Old Northern Road sometime around 9 p.m. lastnight. Upon arrival police found, Anthony Vansen, 34, bleeding from the head. According to police reports, Vansen, who is a Belizean security guard of Lake Garden area of Ladyville, was […]

Ladyville woman survives scary home attack
A Ladyville woman opened her window to a gun man sometime around 8:00 p.m. last night. According to police reports, Golda Martinez, 35, was at home with her children when she heard rocks falling on her roof. She then opened her window when she […]

Police issue official formal report on murder of Porshan Pipersburgh and Tyler Savery
Last week Friday around 4:40 p.m. police visited the KHMH where officers observed the lifeless body of 7-year-old Tyler Savery, a Belizean student of Belize City with gunshot wounds to the lower right side of chest. Also 21 year-old Porshan Pipersburgh, unemployed, suffering from […]

Kent Moss charged for keeping unlicensed firearm and ammunition
Last night around 10:30 p.m., while officers were conducting patrol on Central American Boulevard officers conducted a search on 24-year-old Kent Moss, a Belizean laborer who was riding a motorcycle without license. Police found a black 9mm Glock pistol and a magazine containing eight […]

Woman shot in Belize City
Last night at around 9:22 p.m. police visited the KHMH where officers observed 33-year-old Davaney Flowers, a Belizean cook of a Belize City address suffering from a gunshot wound to the left thigh. Initial investigation reveals that Flowers was riding her bicycle on King […]

Two minors shot in Belize City last night
Last night at around 8:30 p.m. police visited the KHMH where officers observed a 14 year-old minor with a gunshot wound which entered her left thigh and exited the right thigh. Initial investigations revealed that while the minor was at the corner of North […]

NEMO Minister hands over houses in Belize River Valley
This weekend, NEMO Minister Edmond Castro, delivered a number of houses to victims of Hurricane Earl in the Belize River Valley area located in his constituency of Belize Rural North. Yesterday, Castro handed over houses to residents in Burrell Boom, Butter Cup, Bermudian Landing […]

Completion of the multi beam and sea seep survey postponed
The Ministry of Economic Development and Petroleum issued a release today informing the public that the completion of the offshore multibeam and sea seep survey will be postponed until public consultations on the survey are conducted. The Ministry will further inform the public of […]

Belize International Film Festival shines spotlight on Winners
The 11th edition of the Belize International Film Festival wrapped up on Sunday night with the DigiCell 4G LTE closing night awards concert presented […]

Tropic Air announces flights to Chetumal
Tropic Air has announced that it will soon be offering flights to and from Chetumal, Quintana Roo, Mexico from the Philip Goldson International Airport three times a week. The flights will depart three times a week from the PGIA. Tropic said it is currently […]

Fair weather expected to prevail
The 24 hour forecast is for sunny skies and partly cloudy skies tonight. A few showers and isolated thunderstorms are expected. The wind will blow from the north to northeast at 5 to 15 knots and the sea state will be light chop to […]

Flood Mitigation and Street Upgrade in Belize Rural North Villages
NEMO minister and Area Representative for Belize Rural North, Edmond Castro, has embarked on a flood mitigation program in conjunction with the upgrading of streets in villages throughout his constituency. Currently, a number streets in the community of Maxborro in Sandhill Village, which have […]

SATIM Community Forest Patrol stopped by GAF
Yesterday the Sarstoon Temash Institute for Indigenous Management (SATIM) issued a press release informing that the Guatemalan military stopped a community forest patrol organized by SATIM to monitor deforestation and illegal activity on their ancestral lands in Southern Belize. The release states “ Mayans […]

Three shootings, 3 injured last night
Last night Belize City resembled a war zone as three separate shooting incidents were recorded on its south-side. According to ACP Chester Williams, a girl was grazed by a bullet to her cheek, while another woman and man were both shot to the foot. […]


The Belizean radio soap opera: Puenta Fuego
An insightful, award-winning Belizean radio soap opera, Punta Fuego is aired every Wednesday at 7:15PM on Belize’s local radio station Love FM (98.1FM). The drama promotes sustainable fishing via the lives of fisher folk in the fictional town of ‘Punta Fuego’ located ‘somewhere’ south of Belize. The show addresses issues affecting the Belizean fishing industry and aims to bring awareness about the benefits and importance of sustainable practices, as well as the consequences of not following regulations, which can have negative impacts on both the community and its resources. The show also emphasizes the need to allow endangered ecosystems to naturally restore their environment. Catch the second season, which comes with 20 exciting episodes, and learn more about the lives of the people in Punta Fuego! Follow them on Facebook: PuntaFuegoBelize

What kind of person are you - manatee or monkey?
If someone was to tell me five years ago that, at age 18, I would be spending three months in the Belize jungle rehabilitating spider monkeys, I would have simply laughed and maybe said a quick, ‘I wish’. Now that I am here- I could not imagine being anywhere else in the world. I have had a passion and love for the health and welfare of animals since a young age. I have always dreamt of one day being a part of a rehabilitation center. For the most part, I thought it was a pretty far-fetched idea to travel to a foreign country to work for one. I assumed I was to do what all recent high school graduates do - jump straight into college. But, thanks to Laura, a past volunteer who now lives and works in Sarteneja, I found Wildtracks. Wildtracks has been a home to me for almost three months and there has never been day when I have regretted my decision to join the volunteer team. Coming to Wildtracks I kept an open mind but I really wanted to work specifically with the manatees. I started immediately working with them and loved every minute I was able to spend on the ‘Mana-team’. Alysha (Primate Programme Manager) kindly asked me one day if I would be willing to meet some of the monkeys to potentially work with them. I said yes, obviously (but really, who says no to Alysha?), and that day met Casanova and Kamal, two baby spider monkeys. I can honestly say I have never worked harder for anyone or anything’s attention than I did for Cas. Once he finally accepted me, it was one of the greatest days and fondest memories I have here. Turns out, I am totally a monkey person - specifically a spider monkey person. I now currently work with Ellie, the most recent young spider monkey brought into Wildtracks who, because of her young age requires intensive hands-on care, along with Cas and Kam. They each have such unique and incredible personalities. I am thankful I have had the opportunity to work with not only the manatees, but also the three most incredible spider monkeys.

The Placencia Casino & Sports Bar in Southern Belize
Internationally known for its perfect beaches and beautiful resorts, Placencia has unveiled a new unique entertainment venue with the opening of the The Placencia Casino & Sportsbar. Located at The Placencia Hotel , the Casino has everything you’re looking for to enjoy the ultimate entertainment experience. The casino is available to host special, private parties and offers a unique,all –inclusive-fun place to celebrate family or corporate events. A complimentary shuttle is available to pick-up Casino visitors anywhere on the Penisula. It runs regularly every day to and from the village but a quick call to the casino and their driver can be dispatched right to your door. Visitors can call to arrange airport pickups from the Placencia airstrip as well. This casual, beautifully designed space welcomes guests as soon as they step inside. The warm tones of the casino floor transition smoothly to the stylish bar area featuring quite literally one of the coolest bars in Belize. The glass wall and colourful lighted liquor shelves will draw your eye just as much as the 6 big screen HD TV’s. The casino’s 17 TV’s will ensure you won’t miss out on the latest sporting events anywhere on property. The 4 TV cluster next to table games and the cage displays odds for the Casino’s Sports Book.

Halloween in Placencia 2016!!!
Yes, I am a week late. But these pics are sooo good, it will make you start planning your costume for next year. We JUST finished up the most intense build of our lives.....we completed 2 villas, renovations of 3 other cabanas, and an addition of a pool and tiki area to CBC - all since Aug 22nd!! What this build took away was ANY free time to post blogs, so I have a lot in the hopper that will be coming soon, including AMAZING pics of the new build, to get you excited about your trip here!! Oh and did I mention we already had a beach wedding since opening on Nov 1st??? We are LOVING having our guests back here!!!

Belize to Chetumal Mexico Flights
For many of us the following announcement has been a long awaited thing as it will make Belize Mexico travel that much easier in 2017. The new Chetumal Mexico flights from Belize will also open up new routes for those that want cheap flights to Belize as in addition to Cancun, Mexico City.

International Sourcesizz

S&P revises Belize sovereign credit outlook down to negative from stable; current rating is CCC+
* Negative outlook reflects view of potential further deterioration in government's ability or willingness to service its debt * Expect net general government debt to rise to 81% of GDP this year, up from 76% in 2015 * We anticipate slow progress in lowering the fiscal deficit over the coming years * Although risks to political stability will remain low in the coming four years, we find Belize's governmental institutions weak * S&P revises belize sovereign credit outlook down to negative from stable; current rating is ccc+ Source text: []

Belize Electricity Limited - Power Plants and SWOT Analysis And Forecast Report 2016
The report contains a detailed description of the power generation companys business operations, history, corporate strategy, and business structure. This report contains a detailed SWOT analysis, information on key employees (executives), and major products and services.

IMF Agrees That Withdrawal Of Correspondent Banks Poses Significant Risk To Caribbean
A significant threat to Caribbean economies has emerged as global banks withdraw their correspondent banking relationships in these countries, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has confirmed. A significant threat to Caribbean economies has emerged as global banks withdraw their correspondent banking relationships in these countries, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has confirmed. Correspondent banking with global banks allows smaller banks access to the international payments system, facilitating money transfers through transactions such as wire transfers, check clearing, and currency exchange. Without these banking relationships, businesses are cut off from international trade and financing, families are unable to collect remittances from relatives working abroad, and foreign investors may be unwilling to invest if there is a risk they will be unable to repatriate their profits. The threat to Caribbean economies from large-scale withdrawal of correspondent banks was high on the agenda of policymakers attending the 2016 High Level Caribbean Forum in Port of Spain, Trinidad, on November 2, 2016.

Behind the Scenes, a Quiet “Ocean Hero” Protects Belize’s Marine Wonders
Glover’s Reef, a coral atoll in the south of Belize’s 300-kilometer (190-mile) barrier reef, is Janet Gibson’s favorite among the marine riches she’s helped to protect in her four-decade career. “I still remember the day that I went out there,” she said, speaking about her first trip in 1986. “It took my breath away.” “You go into this sort of turquoise atoll expanse with all these patch reefs studded in front of you,” Gibson said. Glover’s Reef is one of a handful of true atolls in the Western Hemisphere. Roughly 45 kilometers (27 miles) from mainland Belize, the atoll’s islands and reefs are host to a profusion of sharks, dolphins, turtles and endangered Nassau grouper. Gibson added: “It really is a spectacularly beautiful place.”


  • SATIIM Patrol Encounters GAF November 10, 2016, 2min. A SATIIM patrol encounters a Guatemalan military patrol in the Sarstoon River on November 10, 2016. The NGO issued the following release over the weekend.

  • DEMA Belize Underwater, 1.5min.

  • DEMA Belize Underwater v2, 2min.

  • The crossing between Belize and Mexico, 1/2min. Belize crossing on a boat for Mexico.

  • DECIMO PAÍS EN MOTO BELIZE: XUNANTUNICH, 4min. La cultura Maya presente en Belize.

  • Belize Fieldtrip – a one of kind program enrichment, 2min. The Rice University Professional Science Masters program offers the students a variety of opportunities to enrich degree requirements via practical work experiences, networking opportunities, facilities tours, corporate receptions and options to participate in field trips.

  • Belize Trip October 2016, 5min. Cave Tubing Zip Lining Intro to Scuba Snorkeling Hol Chan and Shark Ray Alley Ambergris Caye.

  • Adventures under water in Mexico & Belize (Diving, Snorkeling, Whale shark, Manatee), 5min. Holbox, Tulum, Cozumel, San Pedro, Caye Caulker.

  • Mein Leben in Belize, 3min. Khalil Martínez ist 16 Jahre alt und lebt in San Ignacio in Belize. Er liebt Reggae und spielt in einer Band. Khalil ist überzeugt davon, dass jeder Mensch zu einem bestimmten Zweck auf die Erde gekommen ist. Er selbst möchte Menschen in Not helfen.

  • GOH Slideshow, 5min. Showcase of the Creative Conservation community actions and training in Belize and Guatemala 2014-2016

  • Harvest Caye, opening November 2016, 1min. Take a peek at paradise! Harvest Caye, the Caribbean’s premier resort-style destination in Southern Belize will begin to welcome guests this November. Enjoy the natural beauty and culture of Belize along with lush native landscaping, a swim up pool bar, luxury cabanas, thrilling aerial activities, water sports and more!

  • Belize Route dans la jungle, Gopro / Belize Road inside jungle, 8min. Abonnez-vous et aimez la vidéo !

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  • Belize Hopkins Centre ville, Gopro / Belize Hopkins City center, Gopro, 5min.

  • Belize Ambergris Caye San Pedro Route vers aéroport / Belize Road to airport, 3min.

  • Mexique Bateau rapide Belize Chetumal Mexique / Mexique Boat fast to Mexique, 3min.

  • Belize Entrée dans Belize city, Gopro / Belize Belize city Enter, Gopro, 6min.

  • Belize Ambergris Caye San Pedro Trajet en Voiture de golf / Belize San Pedro Golf Drive, 3min.

  • Belize Route Belmopan Hopkins, Gopro / Belize Road Belmopan Hopkins, Gopro, 5min.

  • Belize Ambergris Caye Hol Chan marine réserve Raies / Belize Rays, 2min.

  • Loggerhead Turtles mating in the wild, San Pedro, Belize!!!!, 1min.

  • Moonrise In Belize, 2min. The moonrise in my home town Corozal, Belize. 13th November 2016.

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