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The San Pedro Sun

Early morning stabbing on Caye Caulker
During the early hours of Saturday, April 8th, 20 year old Caye Caulker resident Meghan Holland sustained a stab wound to the chest. According to the official police report, while Caye Caulker Police were patrolling on Luciano Reyes Street at 2AM, they received information that a fight was occurring in front of the Police Barracks. When they arrived, they saw Holland making a lot of commotion. She indicated to the Police that she'd had a misunderstanding with one of her cousins. The officers advised her to make a report at the Caye Caulker Police Station, but she refused, and went home. However, a few minutes later, police received information that Holland had collapsed at her home. She was then rushed to the Caye Caulker Health Clinic, where police, along with medical authorities, observed a stab wound to her chest. Police stated that they did not observe any prior injuries on Holland, nor did she complain of any at the time of the commotion. Holland was later transported to the Karl Huesner Memorial Hospital in Belize, City to undergo further medical treatment. She is currently in a stable condition, while police are trying to locate her assaliant.

Misc Belizean Sources

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Belize Band Fest 2017
Lots of great photographs...

Beyond the Horizon: 2017-Belize
We are excited to announce the opening of our first medical services event at the Ladyville Community Center/Hurricane Shelter, Ladyville, Belize District. This event is free to the public. Dates of the event are: April 9-13 and April 17-21. The event will open at 7:00 a.m. and the line will be closed at 3:00 p.m. to ensure that everyone waiting will be processed by 5:00p.m. The medical services event will offer family medicine, OB/GYN, pediatrics, optometry, and dentistry.

The Reporter

New online game has Caribbean authorities concerned for teens’ safety
A game on social media that encourages players to commit suicide has authorities in the Caribbean studying it closely. Martinique has already issued a warning about the game called: “the Blue Whale Challenge”. It encourages participants to inflict dangerous harm to themselves, including cutting their skin in the shape of a whale; watching horror movies and waking up late at night to listen to depressing music. The game includes 50 challenges, which are performed once a day. Its final challenge requires players to jump off the roof of a building or to hang themselves in order to ‘win’. It is believed to be responsible for 130 suicides over a six-month span in Russia, where it originated. Aside from Russia, other countries have reported teen suicides connected to the game.

Man chops son-in-law for abusing wife
A man chopped his son-in-law on Friday night – the result of repeated abuse on his wife, police say. The incident happened at around 9:15 p.m., on Zericote St, in the Halls Layout area of Corozal town when Gabriel Zelaya, 38, suffered chop wounds to the back of the neck and right hand. Police say Zelaya’s father-in-law, Armando Cob, 59, grew irate after Zelaya allegedly beat his common-law-wife, who is Cob’s daughter. The police say Zelaya had repeatedly been abusive to the woman.

Woman stabbed; police seek cousin
Belize City police are looking for a suspect in connection with a stabbing in Caye Caulker shortly before 2:00 a.m., today. Police say they were patrolling on Louisiano Reyes Street when they received information of a fight in progress in front of the police barracks. Upon their arrival, police spoke with Megan Marie Holland, 20, who reported that she had a misunderstanding with one of her cousins. Police say they encouraged Holland to visit the station and make a report, but she refused and went home. Police say they did not see any injuries on Holland, nor did she complain of any. A short while later, however, police were alerted that Holland had collapsed at her home.

Breaking Belize NewsPJ

Two persons shot in Punta Gorda
Confirmed reports reaching our newsroom are that two (2) persons were shot tonight while driving their vehicle in Punta Gorda, Toledo. The victims have been identified as a man and a woman and they were taken to the Punta Gorda Hospital for treatment by bystanders.

BNTU meets today to plan against GoB “union busting”
The Government of Belize has announced that it will gift a million dollars to teachers who did not strike last year. The Belize National Teacher’s Union (BNTU), the Christian Workers union (CWU), the Belize Chamber of Commerce and Industry as well as the Opposition have all criticized this move as an act of union busting. However, the BNTU is not simply criticizing, it is preparing for affirmative action.

Diabetes and hypertension medication scarce in Belize
If you’re struggling to find diabetes or hypertension medication, you are not alone. CEO in the Ministry of Health, Ramon Figueroa, has confirmed that there is in fact a national scarcity and shortage of medication.

Dickie Bradley gets bail for alleged drunken gun carrier
Last Friday, Belmopan police charged 28 year old Jerome Gill for possession of a weapon whilst under the influence of alcohol and disorderly conduct. The police had reported that on March 30th in Belmopan, he was drinking and had his licensed firearm.

Man charged for rape receives bail
A trial farm man accused of carnal knowledge with a 13 year old minor is out on bail as of Friday. He was able to meet the $7,500 bail in the Supreme Court and is scheduled to return to court on May 4. Additionally, he must sign in to the Orange Walk police station every Friday.

Father in law chops son in law in Corozal
According to police reports, at about 9:15 last night, Gabriel Zelaya, 38, was chopped to the back of the neck and right hand by his father in law, Armando Cob, 59. Police revealed that the chopping is as a result of continuous physical abuse by Zelaya on his wife.

International Sourcesizz

SKHS student expedition inspires fundraiser
As a high school student in a small town, it can be easy to grow comfortable with familiar faces and surroundings. However, by seeking opportunities to travel, students have the ability to gain global perspective and make a difference beyond their community. After embarking on a ten-day expedition to Belize in February, a group of 23 students from South Kingstown High School are organizing a fundraiser to support St. Matthew’s Anglican School, an elementary school in Pomona Valley, Belize. Hailey Hurrell, a junior who participated in the Belize trip, was affected by the “culture shock” of interacting with children living in poverty. “The students in Belize were so incredibly excited to learn and so passionate about being at school every day,” said Hurrell. “I saw how people lived in other countries and it inspired me to try and help them and live my life differently.”

A lost city in Honduras
Archaeology is full of romantic adventure tales of lost tombs and cities. Who isn’t fascinated by the story of Howard Carter finding the golden tomb of King Tutankhamen, or Heinrich Schliemann’s excavation of the Greek poet Homer’s windy Troy? But these discoveries took place long ago — in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Surely, you may think, there cannot still be vast ruins of whole cities which have lain unknown and undisturbed for hundreds of years? Think again, for in “The Lost City of the Monkey God” (2017) Douglas Preston describes just such a city in the remote and dangerous jungle of Honduras known as the Mosquitia. As Preston relates, the legend of the “Lost City of the Monkey God,” also called “la Ciudad Blanca” (“the White City”), probably has its origins in a report of the 16th century explorer Hernán Cortés, who told of “very extensive and rich provinces” in this area. The Mayan civilization of Central America — which peaked around 800 AD or so, and first came to wide public attention in the mid-19th century — was nearby, but the heyday of the Mosquitia people is believed to have come later (after 1000 AD).

Videos

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  • Corozal Community College won 2017 Band Fest, 30sec.

  • INCREÍBLE VIAJE EN AVIONETA! San Pedro, Belize, 10min. Vlog 73, tomé una avioneta de Belmopan a San Pedro, una experiencia muy divertida. Aquí en San Pedro intentaré bucear.

  • BELIZE: DANGRIGA BEACHES & NIGHT LIFE, 24min.

  • Belize April 2017, 13min. Belize April Vacation 2017

  • Belize Glover's Atoll, 22.5min. Fishin for bonefish, snorklin the reefs or just hangin with friends.

  • Mooneys in Belize, 8min.

  • Caye Caulker, Belize Kiteboarding - The Split, 2min. Kiting in the middle of the village in Caye Caulker island in Belize. It is a nice place for kiting with a clean beautiful ocean. The spot is not too friendly for beginners due to the large number of piers and boats. Shallow water a little helps, you can walk pretty far out, no shoes needed. Happy to share information about the Island.

  • Mexico Rocks Belize,1 min.