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The San Pedro Sun

Festival of the Sun and Moon raises fund for island charity
The Festival of the Sun and Moon was the first ever electronic music event held on Ambergris Caye. Held from Thursday, April 6th through Sunday, April 9th the festival headlined DJs from the United States, Belize, Canada, England, and Germany, who came together for a good cause. Proceeds from the event benefited the San Pedro AIDS Commission and Raise Me Up, a non-profit organization aimed at improving the lives of the island's most vulnerable. Five venues hosted the event, with most of the guest DJs having participated in similar charity events in other countries. The opening night of the festival was held at Luna Loca Beach Bar with patrons enjoying an evening of mixed techno music. On Friday, the party continued with a VIP boat party from 2PM to 8PM. The main event of the festival took place on Saturday, at Captain Morgan's Retreat north of San Pedro. With two DJ's pumping out the tunes, the event was a combination of both a pool and beach party.

Traffic accident patient in need of financial assistance
Island resident Andres Chavez was involved in a traffic accident on the morning of Monday, April 3rd. He suffered extensive damage to his right eye and remains in Guatemala where he sought medical treatment. The family is in need of assistance to cover medical expenses and are asking friends and the island community to kindly assist them in any possible way. According to unofficial reports, the accident took place around 5:30AM. Chavez was riding along with four other persons in a golf cart when they apparently crashed. All occupants in the car received injuries, but Chavez was injured the most. According to an immediate family member of Chavez, they are not sure what exactly happened. Following the accident, Chavez was immediately transported to the Dr. Otto Rodriguez San Pedro Polyclinic II where he received initial treatment. After stabilizing him, Chavez was taken to Belize City where doctors could not do much to save his eye. The family needed a second opinion, and despite hiring a taxi to take them across the border to Guatemala for better treatment, Chavez still ended up losing his eye.

Governor General approves PACT Amendment Bill: Departure taxes increase
The Protected Areas Conservation Trust (PACT) Amendment Bill was approved on Friday, March 31st by Governor General Sir Colville. The bill proposed the introduction of additional fees, which will be collected from all non-Belizeans when departing the country via air travel. Although it was previously voted down by the Senate, the GOB proceeded to pass it on to the Governor General for assent. The bill became effective as of Saturday, April 1st, which increased the previous Conservation fee by $32.50BZ. The departure fee has now increased from BZ$78.50 (US$39.25) to BZ$111.00 (US$56). The new departure fees is considered the second highest departure tax in Central America. The GOB implemented this new measure to increase the revenue for the approved fiscal budget. A total of $11 million dollars is projected to be raised within the next four years, and will be deposited into the Consolidated Revenue Fund.

Island victim of alleged police brutality tells her side of the story
The woman who was at the center of the alleged police brutality incident of Saturday, April 1st, at San Pedro's Central Park, has come forward with her version of the events. Following the incident in which four persons were injured after police discharged their firearms to disperse a crowd, two officers attached to the San Pedro Police Department, PC Norman Coye and PC Darnell Madrill were formally charged for wounding on Tuesday, April 4th. However, according to the woman, who wishes to stay anonymous, it is not enough, as she claims that more than two officers were involved in the incident. She also believes they need to be further charged for the beating she received. Something happened in the bathroom between my friend and another girl," she says. "This girl went and told the police that my friend knocked her. That's when the police came and slammed by friend's head on the wall." She stated that during the commotion inside the club, some of her friends took her friend outside, but by the time she made it into the Central Park she observed Coye manhandling her friend. "He had his foot on my friend's stomach and so I approached him to try to make him stop. He tried to push me away and then two other police tackled me. I got handcuffed and one of the police hit me. When I tried to get up, I got hit several times again." She also claims that while this was taking place a police officer stamped her down. "They beat me up like if I was a man."

Ambergris Today

Six Year Old Drowns In Water Vat In San Pedro
We are sad to report the drowning of six-year-old San Pedro resident Zaem Torres who passed away on Wednesday, April 13, 2017. Investigation reveal that Torres climbed on the top of a water tank situated next to the lagoon in the Bay Side area which was filled with water and he fell in. Police visited the Bay Side area where they saw some men around 6-year-old Zaem Torres, student of Water Lane Street, San Pedro trying to conduct (CPR) on him. He was immediately transferred to the Otto Rodriguez Poly Clinic, however, at 11:30p.m. he was pronounced dead.

Misc Belizean Sources


Easter Schedule: gas station at Sea Grape & Blake San Pedro
Here is the Easter schedule for the Gas Station on the corner of Sea Grape Drive and Blake Street.

Two weeks until the National Agriculture & Trade Show
Fourteen days to the start of the biggest and best show in Belize, the place where we all meet our friends, see productive sector displays and enough entertainment for the entire family! April 28-30,2017, see you there!!!!!

Easter Schedule: San Pedro Belize Express Water Taxi
Here's our schedule! We will have extra runs over the weekend to accomodate the high demand of passengers headed to the cayes for Easter!!!!

Easter Weekend on the Beach at Orchid Bay
This Easter Weekend on the Beach at Orchid Bay we will have live music EVERYDAY! Friday, April 14th DJ Ropio will get you dancing to warm up for this weekend, Saturday, April 15th The Youth Connection Band will be playing all day from Mid Day until 8 PM. Sunday April 16th, The Gilharry 7 will be playing all day long from Mid Day til 8 PM with a Surprise Guest Appearance by Tanya Carter. And Easter Monday, April 17th The TechnoBand will be playing all day from Mid day until 8 PM. We will have a whole Pig Roast, drink specials everyday! These events are free of charge to get in, Just remember that Orchid Bay Security does not allow coolers inside of the gate!

Sawdust tapestries
Culture makes us who we are! Get out there and experience Belize's culture and diversity! These unique sawdust tapestries represent a very sacred Belizean tradition. Every year during Holy Week, commonly known as "Semana Santa," residents of Benque traditionally create these sawdust tapestries to greet a religious procession.

Museum of Belize and Houses of Culture Easter Schedule
The Museum of Belize and Houses of Culture wishes everyone a safe and blessed Easter Holiday weekend, kindly take notice of our closure dates.

Holy Saturday Cross Country Classic
This is the list of the 80 brave men who will line up at BTL Park on Holy Saturday for the 89th running of the Annual Holy Saturday Cross Country Classic. Good luck

Easter in Sarteneja
Sarteneja is well known for its annual Easter sailing regattas. You need to be there this weekend for all this fun and entertainment. Have a safe and Happy Easter holiday from the beautiful village of Sarteneja.

Paradise Theater playing this weekend
The Void, Split, The Great Wall, Surf's Up 2

The Reporter

Woman stabbed to death in Belize City
Indira Thompson, known to many Belize City residents as "Princess", was stabbed to death last night. Police say that Thompson, 35, was near the Old Belview building on Southern Foreshore, when she was approached by a hispanic man who demanded sex. When she refused, he stabbed her 17 times. Reports are that Thompson's attacker may have injured himself in the process, and police are looking to see if he will seek medical attention. Investigations continue. The Reporter will have more on this as the story develops.

Child drowns in San Pedro
A six-year-old boy drowned to death in San Pedro, after he fell into a water tank Thursday night. Police say when they arrived at the Bay Side area after 10:30 p.m., they saw some of the residents surrounding Zaem Torres, attempting to resuscitate him. Torres, had reportedly climbed to the top of the tank, which is situated next to the lagoon in the Bay Side area, and fell in. Officers transferred him to the Otto Rodriguez Poly Clinic, however, clinicians pronounced him dead at around 11:30 p.m.

The Belize Times

ALL 8,867 Up for Grabs at the ICJ´┐Ż
"Do you agree that any legal claim of Guatemala against Belize relating to land and insular territories and to any maritime areas pertaining to these territories should be submitted to the International Court of Justice for final settlement and that it determine finally the boundaries of the respective territories and areas of the Parties?" That is the question that Belizeans will have to answer whenever they go to referendum on whether the Belize-Guatemala territorial dispute should be submitted to the ICJ for final resolution. We have known that Guatemala claims almost half of Belize's territory from the Sibun to the Sarstoon but last week Friday, Foreign Affairs Minister, Wilfred "Sedi" Elrington said the referendum question means that Guatemala claims all of Belize.

Coming off the heels of a successful budget debate, the Party Leader and members of the Southern Caucus of the PUP took their message from Independence Hill to the many villages of Stann Creek West. Stann Creek West, the second largest constituency in the nation with twenty-six villages was the first stop on the Party Leader's 2017 tour. The southern swing of the Party Leader's tour will cover some of the poorest communities in Belize. As his main focus the Party Leader, together with Deputy Party Leader and Stann Creek West Area Representative Rodwell Ferguson are addressing key issues like growing poverty, corruption and government incompetence. The Party Leader is also taking the opportunity to listen to the people and to share his plans for building a Belize that works for everyone.

Murder Count Keeps Rising
Unofficially, there have been 44 murders already, with the fourth month of the year, April, not even halfway done. The latest victim who fell to a hail of lead last night in the old capital has been identified as Rafael Mario Guerra, 39, a Salvadoran national of Holy Emmanuel Street. The incident occurred sometime before 8:00 Monday night as Guerra was returning to his home, walking on Holy Emmanuel Street. While Police have released very little information, they have confirmed that a white dollar van pulled up beside Guerra and two men exited and fired shots at him, killing him on the spot.

BCCI Demands Investigation into Alleged GST Scam
Is the Department of General Sales Tax perpetuating a massive scam to unfairly and illegally milk extra money from their registered agents? Is that another way in which the Government of Belize is trying to source much-needed revenue from already overburdened taxpayers? That is what the Belize Chamber of Commerce wants to find out. Today that body issued a stinging release directed at government, in which it "calls on the Government to immediately launch a thorough, complete and transparent investigation into the allegations made by the GST Officer, particularly due to the mandatory and onerous nature of penalties imposed by the Court for failure to pay GST assessments."

On Bubby-Suckers, Party Fanatics & Jackasses
You will notice and appreciate that I used the word jackasses as opposed to others I am prone to using. I have started, in my relatively old age, to go to Church and my God says I should try to be a better person and not curse so much. He also says that I should be kind to idiots, but I figure He will understand that a career blasphemer and sinner like me can't become a saint overnight. I refuse to suffer fools gladly, and lerd help me in this political arena there are way too many fools. One of my friends and a media colleague has informed me that I should not hate anybody. She says hate is too strong a word. So just let me say here that I disgust persons who cannot think for themselves and align themselves as fanatics to a party, any party. I am making particular reference to those who have most deservingly been awarded the dubious title of bubby-suckers. These persons firmly attached to Dean Barrow's wrinkled bubby have allowed themselves to be bought and paid for, leaving any integrity or independent thinking by the wayside.

Political Suicide
It is with no real regret, or even surprise, that we announce the timely passing of Patrick Faber's ill-conceived and sickly political aspirations. Because dead they are, following the incredible decision by the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Education to take $1MILLION from public coffers as a political handout to those teachers who did not join the BNTU in its strike action of October, 2016. According to the pint-sized (intellectually-speaking) politician, he believes that it is perfectly okay to hand out Easter baskets with cash, taxpayers' cash, to certain select teachers so they can enjoy the four-day vacation. It does not seem to matter to Faber that just a week past Belizeans were presented with an austerity budget in which we were told, not asked, to collectively pay for GOB's mismanagement and abuse and corruption and greed, almost $100MILLION. We were told that we could expect higher prices of everything, from basic goods to fuel to construction materials to purchasing foreign currency to pay for imports.

Alicia Thompson Wins 28th Women's Cross Country
Team Belize Bank Swoosh's Alicia Thompson won the Cycling Federation of Belize's 28th annual Female Cross Country Cycling Classic from San Ignacio to Belize City on the George Price Highway on Sunday morning, to win the $3,000 first prize and the winner's garland of roses. Gabrielle Lovell led from the getgo, taking the 1st station prize at the Public Works compound in Santa Elena; and Kaylyn Gillett sprinted to win the next 2 prizes: a $150 gift certificate at Running W Meats and a gift package passing Galen University. Alicia sprinted to win the big station prize of $400 at Go Slow at mile 62.5. She also won the Queen of the Hills trophy; as she scored the most points climbing the hills at Three Sisters at mile 60, Brick Wall at mile 53 and on Old Man Hill in Teakettle Village at mile 51.

Million-Dollar Man!
By: Major (Ret'd) Lloyd Jones. The announcement by Patrick Faber, the Minister of Education and Dean Barrow's heir presumptive that GOB will award an honorarium of $1 million to those teachers who did not go on the anti-corruption strike sent shock waves throughout Belize. Quite properly, the BNTU has condemned such a naked attempt at union busting and bribery. The BNTU has been joined in the condemnation of such waste by the Chamber of Commerce, the NTUCB and the CWU. None of the justifiable criticism has phased Patrick Faber and Dean Barrow as they plough ahead with their twisted logic that those teachers who abandoned the BNTU and the Belizean people should be rewarded for what these ridiculous politicians perceive as loyalty to the UDP. Every Belizean should be aware by now what really is the focus of the UDP: not to govern and lead Belize along a sustainable developmental pathway; their focus is on petty politics and electioneering. They have maintained that focus since 2008 and because they have won 3 consecutive elections they believe that the Belizean people are in accord with their self-centered politics. They have failed to realize however that PetroCaribe has evaporated, the productive sector is in decline and the oil fields have dried up.

From Rags to Riches
If there is one thing that can be said about these UDP politicians, now and when they are finally kicked out of office, it is that they made much of the time they were given to fool the people. It is likely that every single UDP Minister will have accumulated vast assets when the political bell finally tolls for them, and certainly more than a few of them will be multi-millionaires. It is frankly disturbing to see that some of these persons went into politics with nothing, and in the space of a few years have come up big time.

By: Norris Hall. Why is it that local television reporters like to shove their microphones into the face of Belize's Minister of Foreign Affairs (MF)? Is it that he shoots and spews so much crap that they find, somehow, his nonsense to be comic relief from the daily drudge of reporting on the constant flow of blood into the streets and on the depressing economy and commonplace corruption, that there is hardly anything else positive to report? Or perhaps is it that the Minister is seeking some of his own form of relief and sees the microphones as phallic symbols and goes off on them in desperation to ease his pain from his broken bromance with his Guatemalan counterpart and the diplomatic mess he has created?

Thinking Out Loud
By: Kevin Bernard. At the end of this week we will celebrate Easter, a much anticipated long weekend. For many of us Belizeans, it is a time for merry-making, partying, drinking and just enjoying four days away from work. For others, it is just about getting away with family and friends. But Easter is much more than that, especially to those of us raised in the Christian faith. It is said to be the time of Jesus' resurrection, a spiritual time for many of us. I urge all of you, then, to party if you will, but spend at least a moment reflecting on our relationship with God, and for sure, spend a moment counting our many blessings because as a people, we are blessed.

March 8, 2017 was International Women's Day. It was also a day purely Out of Hell in a Government-run hostel for young girls outside of Guatemala City. The most analytical and comprehensive account of what happened and why is the one from the New Yorker Magazine on March 19 written by acclaimed writer and journalist Francisco Goldman. I recommend it. I will try to draw from his fairly long article, and also to make some comparison of the horrific event in Guatemala and the just as horrific death of three Belizean teenage girls at the Youth Hostel at Gracie Rock last year. Two days before the terrible inferno at the Hogar Seguro Virgen de la Asuncion (what an ironic name for that hostel), there had been a riot of the teenagers there, as they protested inhumane conditions and rapes of many girls. The hostel, originally designed for 500 residents, at the time housed some 800, and instead of being a place for care and refuge it had become a nightmarish

If Dah Noh Soh
Go figure´┐Ż Government is all happy and stuff cause they say their CEO ride thing raised much more than the $50,000 that was projected. Woohoo´┐Ż$70,000 to fight cancer in Belize. And there's this bozo-looking Patrick posing off on his bike like he's done wonders. But check this out. Just days ago the same fool-fool fellow decided to take ONE MILLION dollars and use it to punish the BNTU for proving that he is a balls-less wonder. Can you say ONE MILLION? So here we are, boasting about $70,000 for Cancer, and using ONE MILLION for a one-time handout. There's something very wrong with that picture´┐Żvery wrong. If I weren't such a jovial, Christian type fellow I'd tell Patrick exactly what he can do with his million dollars.

Questions to Ministers
Would the Member for Queen Square and Prime Minister please confirm or deny reports that senior members of Cabinet have asked him to delay his departure because they feel that the Member for Collet is too immature and irresponsible to lead the UDP at this point? Would the Member for Collet and Minister of Education please explain clearly how those who received the MILLION dollars were selected, since there were teachers who did not march but still supported the strike? Could he further say if he is willing to provide a clear accounting of that money to verify that indeed a MILLION was handed out? Would the Member for Collet and Deputy Prime Minister please confirm or deny reports that in his divorce case before the Courts it was revealed that he physically and mentally abused his wife on multiple occasions? If that is so, could the Member please say if he feels that he qualifies to be the Prime Minister of Belize?

Cops Harass & Detain Castro's Whistleblower – Was it on John Saldivar's Instructions?
Alvarine Burgess, the famous whistle-blower who fearlessly took Minister Edmund Castro to task over a huge visa hustle, is turning her eye to Belmopan Police. She was unlawfully detained for 12 hours, according to her, on the command of a minister. Burgess explained that she was at the FFB field on Saturday April 8th, to support her son who plays with Freedom Fighters who were competing against the Bandits FC. The game got underway and just before 9p.m. she was cheering on her son and his team, admittedly firing off some curse words. However, she notes that she was not the only one cursing. But she was the only one singled out by a cop on duty at the game. He left her alone when she pointed out that he was being biased. When she continued cheering on her team, she says a UDP supporter hollered from atop the bleachers, "every time she come dah game she always wahn di seh wahn latta ra%#&."

Breaking Belize NewsPJ

Breaking: Bodies of two men pulled from a well
This afternoon around 12:40 acting on information received of a man falling into a well, the Fire Department visited a farm at the Goat Hill Area Tower Hill in Orange Walk owned by the Coyoc Family from Trial Farm Village. According to reports, the fire fighters removed two male persons from a well. The victims were identified as Isidro Coyoc, 41, Belizean Farmer, and Jeovani Coyoc , 26, a tractor driver, and both of them were in a well about 40 feet deep containing about 4 feet of water unconscious holding on to ropes .

54 students graduate from Gang Resistance Program
On Monday, April 10, 54 students graduated from the Gang Resistance Education and Training program (GREAT). Officer Commanding Belmopan Police, Sr. Supt. Howell Gillett said in a statement that the students are now immunized against bullying and negative peer pressure.

6-year-old boy drowns in water tank
According to police reports, last night around 10:59, police visited the Bay Side area of San Pedro Town where they saw some men conducting CPR on 6 year-old Zaem Torres, a student of Water Lane Street. Torres was immediately transferred to the Otto Rodriguez Poly Clinic, however, at 11:30 p.m. he was pronounced dead.

Victim of traffic accident on 8 miles identified
According to police reports, the person that was knocked down on Wednesday night near 8 miles has been identified. The KHMH had also been asking the public to help identify the man. He is eighty years old Armando Ayala, who is also known as [´┐Ż]

Monkey Bay Wildlife Sanctuary owner being sued over drowning death of US teen
Matthew Miller, owner of Monkey Bay Wildlife Sanctuary is being sued along with many others in the Cobb County Court in Georgia USA following the drowning death of a US student last year. Adelle Forbes is suing Miller, along with the Cobb School District, [´┐Ż]

Woman stabbed to death by man in Belize City after refusing to have sex
According to police reports, a woman was stabbed multiple times near the old Belview building in Belize City this morning. The victim has been identified as Indira Thompson also known as Princess. Police say that a clear skin man demanded sex from her and she [´┐Ż]


Food´┐Ż Drinks´┐Ż and more at The Dive Bar
There's just nothing better than enjoying a delicious meal while overlooking the second largest Barrier Reef in the world´┐Ż and that exactly what The Dive Bar offers you! Located just a short drive north of Sir Barry Bowen Bridge, The Dive Bar has been serving great food and even more spectacular views for just a year. The sister establishment of SeaStar Belize, this unique eatery serves up good eats and even tastier cocktails. The Dive Bar is the perfect hangout spot, with fun for the whole family. Head Chef Lucia Hoare cooks up quite a storm in the kitchen, serving up The Dive Bar's signature dishes such as Cheddar Bacon Chicken and Pineapple BBQ Shrimp Kabobs.

Belize's Annual Easter Events | The 89th Annual Bike Race
One of the most attended of Belize's annual Easter events is the Holy Saturday Cross Country Cycling Classic. The inaugural race was held in 1928 and is now followed by most Belizeans. Organized by the "Cycling Federation of Belize", the international event is held on the Holy Saturday of each year. Amateur cyclists from any country are welcome to participate. The event was originally the concept of Monrad Metzgen after recognizing the significant use of bicycles as a popular mode of transportation for many Belizeans at that time, and. that still holds true today. His proposal of a cycling journey from Belize City to then "El Cayo" (now San Ignacio) also garnered support from then Governor, Sir John Burdon who provided a cup that would be awarded to the winner of the annual Easter event.

Blue Creek Cave or Hokeb Ha Cave
Also known by its English name "Blue Creek Cave," Hokeb Ha Cave is located near the Maya village of Blue Creek in southern Belize. Despite its somewhat remote location, Hokeb Ha is a popular destination thanks to its outstandingly gorgeous natural scenery that includes a waterfall. Archeologists have determined from an altar and a variety of artifacts discovered in the cave that Hokeb Ha was briefly used by the ancient Maya during the Last Classic Period. Hokeb Ha is located approximately 20 minutes on foot from the village of Blue Creek in Toledo District just west of the Agua Caliente Luha Wildlife Sanctuary. It is possible to explore the cave without relying on a guide, but hiring a guide in Blue Creek Village will make the trip much safer.

International Sourcesizz

Eastern & Central Caribbean Heavy Rainfall & Flood Threat Expected For The Next Week, WNW after
The second area of concern is for some sort of tropical disturbance to push west-northwestward across the Caribbean next week. Current model guidance indicates that this disturbance may move into the central Caribbean by Tuesday and Wednesday spreading heavy rainfall and some squally weather across Hispaniola, Cuba and Jamaica. By late next week into next weekend, however, the model guidance diverges on where this disturbance may move towards. The European model guidance forecasts heavy rainfall to shift into the central Caribbean by Tuesday and Wednesday and then spreading into the northwestern Caribbean by late next week and next weekend. This means that most of the heavy rainfall with a flood threat may impact Jamaica, the Cayman Islands, possibly the northeastern Yucatan Peninsula, parts of Hispaniola and Cuba from Tuesday through Friday of next week.

Camera captures final moments of Cobb student's death in Belize
A Cobb County teen who drowned last year on a school trip to Belize was wearing a portable camera which recorded the last moments of his life, including his struggle for help and final breaths. Tomari Jackson's mother, Adell Forbes, is suing the Cobb County School System, the trip's chaperones, and the wildlife sanctuary where he was swimming when he died. Jackson's mother and her attorneys held a press conference Friday. "We now have in possession of that video camera with the video tape," said attorney Tricia 'CK' Hoffler. "We have experts that will verify that. It chronicles his last breath." Hoffler showed parts of the video to reporters and media who attended the press conference. It showed Tomari surfacing and trying to get the attention of others. It also showed him saying "Help" at least twice. The last moments show him sinking to the bottom of the water.

International Servants Missionary Named Belize's Honorary Humanitarian Ambassador
Belize now has its first Honorary Humanitarian Ambassador. The title was bestowed on American/Belizean Dr. Paul Whisnant. Dr. Paul, as he is fondly known, has been serving Belize as a Missionary for the past 27 years doing humanitarian work. On Sunday, March 12th, 2017, along with becoming the Honorary Humanitarian Ambassador of Belize, Dr. Paul was also given the country's Lifetime Humanitarian Award. Both were presented on behalf of the Government and People of Belize by Senator Ashley Rocke.

Surrounded by parrot fish poo, and other weird reef facts
CREATING SAND: Have you ever wondered where sand comes from? Evie has the answer. "Parrott fish have a really strong beak, teeth and jaw and they like to eat coral polyps and algae so they scrape it off the sides of coral, leaving white scratch marks," Evie said. "They crunch it up, process it and it comes out as fine sand. It is thought that each parrot fish contributes 1-2 tonnes of sand a year which is absolutely massive." A lot of the sand you sit on is actually parrot fish poo." SEX CHANGES: "With the group dynamics of the clown fish, if there are five clown fish in an anemone the largest is the female and she is the boss," Ms Callander said.

Where to reel in the really big fish in Belize
Fish the rivers, channels and flats of Belize with guides Barry and Cathy Beck on a six-day excursion organized by Frontiers International. Anglers will fish for tarpon, permit and bonefish during their stay at the Belize River Lodge on the Old River, about 3 1/2 miles from where it flows into the Caribbean. Spin and fly fishing will be available from pangas, or skiffs. Activities such as snorkeling, birding, zip-lining and exploring Maya ruins visits are available for a fee.

Belize On The Fly
Thirty-six miles off the coast of Belize City, Belize, lies a fly fisherman's dream destination. Cayo Frances Farm & Fly is a small fly fishing camp and vacation get-a-way. Located on Ambergris Caye, this modest destination has some of the best fishing in Belize. The camp's owner, Jeff Spiegel, was gracious enough to house the BOTE team for a few days and give them a preview of the camp before it opens for business later this year.


  • April golf tournament results at Windschief bar in Hopkins Belize, 2min.

  • IZE Belize Blue Creek Preservation Private Garden Tour with Sylvano Sho 2017, 41min. Private Garden Tour with Sylvano Sho of Blue Creek Belize located near the Blue Creek Rain Forest Preservation owned by Fred Dodd Founder of IZE Belize Zoological Expeditions.

  • IZE Belize with Fred Dodd traveling to South Water Caye from Blue Creek March 2017, 65min. Filmed March 5, 2017 Blue Creek Belize and South Water Caye Traveling with Fred Dodd, Founder of IZE Belize 1970 to the South Water Caye Marine Field Station. Also traveling is Ben Generazio longtime friend to Fred and Aurelio Sho of Blue Creek and Personal Advisor. Join my wife and I as we head off by truck to South Water Caye.

  • SAN PEDRO BELIZE EXPRESS WATER TAXI EASTER 2017, 1min. This Easter, find your moment´┐Żlive your moment´┐Żlove your moment with your anytime, every time adventure partners at San Pedro Belize Express Watertaxi.

  • Boating Basics Belize Manatees Part I, 1min. Help Protect Manatees: Go Slow!

  • Swimming with Sharks - Belize 2017, 2min. One of the highlights of this trip has been snorkeling with my family in Shark Ray Alley. - part of the Belize Barrier Reef, No doubt the way the shark swims is captivating. A memory for a lifetime. Watch in HD and until the end to see the boys get too close.

  • Caracol - epicenter of the ancient Maya world in Belize Jungle, 10min. "Canaa" (Sky Place), the largest pyramid or man made structure in Belize at 140 feet tall.

  • Scuba Diving in Belize 2017 - Lighthouse Reef, 9min. Scuba diving off the coast of Belize in the Lighthouse Reef (where Blue Hole is). Half Moon Caye Wall and Aquarium. My favorite dives in Belize! Saw my first sharks (estimated 7ft reef sharks). Also great eagle rays and hawksbill turtles. Shot with GoPro 4 Silver at 1080, 60 fps. March 2017.

  • Scuba Diving in Belize 2017 - Great Blue Hole, 6min. Scuba diving in the Great Blue Hole of Belize. We are only PADI OW certified, so we stopped at 85 ft deep. You can see the advanced divers at 130 ft. Shot on GoPro 4 Silver at 1080, 60 fps. March 2017.

  • Scuba Diving in Belize 2017 - Spanish Bay, 11min. Scuba diving in the Spanish Bay area off the coast of Belize. Little fishies, majestic eagle rays, creepy eel, & a flying turtle.

  • Scuba Diving in Belize 2017 - San Pedro Area - Nurse Sharks, 7.5min. Scuba Diving in the San Pedro Area Reef off the coast of Belize. A couple nurse sharks were following us around. Shot with a GoPro 4 Silver at 1080, 60 fps. March 2017.

  • DJI MAVIC PRO over San Pedro, Ambergis Caye in Belize & Secret Beach, 11min. I finished my Diving Certification! Woot Woot. The rest of the day is spent exploring San Pedro on Ambergis Caye in Belize with my DJI Mavic Pro and finding what is called the Secret beach.