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The San Pedro Sun

Wolfe’s Woofer: Did You Find It?
“It’s the Melody!” I said to Sherry. “Is that my grandsons that you have with you?” “It sure is,” Melody said, giving me a hug. “Say hi to your grandpa, boys.” Davin said, “Hi, grandpa,” and little Grayson mumbled something that could have been about grandpa. We sat on the porch and talked until Grayson said, “Ma, I got to go to go pee.” I opened the door for him and said, “Here. Go right ahead to the bathroom.”

Stakeholders Champion Multi-Sectoral Approach to Early Childhood Development at 2nd Biennial Conference
The Ministry of Human Development, Social Transformation and Poverty Alleviation; Ministry of Education, Youth, Sports and Culture; and Ministry of Health in partnership with UNICEF today concluded a two-day Early Childhood Development (ECD) Conference under the theme: “Positive Play, Positive Minds, Brighter Tomorrow”. Approximately 180 stakeholders and partners in the field of early child development attended the event which on day one featured thematic presentations on programmes currently in place in the areas of Care for Child Development, Family Literacy, Parenting, and Specialized Services for Children with Different Abilities.

Doctor Love: Dirty and Hungry
Dear Doctor Love, How can I get my wife to do more work around the house? She sits all day playing games on Facebook and texting with her friends on her phone. The house is dirty, the bills are not paid on time because she doesn’t want to leave the house and I end up paying them myself. Most nights I have reminded her before I get my supper. I work six days a week and I give her all of my pay, so I don’t think it is too much to ask for her to wash laundry so I can have a clean towel for my shower. I can’t afford to pay someone to clean house and cook, but I am starting to think I will have to do it. I have talked to her and she gets mad and then she won’t speak to me for days. I have talked to her mother who just tells me that my wife was always a really lazy girl and I better get over it. We have been married for less than a year but I am thinking about divorcing her. What should I do? /s/ Dirty and Hungry

Misc Belizean Sources

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Letter: Belize is facing an unprecedented number of issues
by the Belize Progressive Party. Our nation is facing an unprecedented number of issues, which are the fruit of corruption and greed by those who were given the responsibility of ensuring our nation’s well-being. With the ever-increasing consciousness of the Belizean people, the powers that be shall go to virtually any length to ensure that that age-old tactic of “divide and conquer” remains an effective tool. It is important that we condemn the discriminatory comments made against the Garifuna community by President of the PSU, Eldred Neal and General Secretary of the BEWU, Marvin Mora. In a time when the nation is polarized politically, the last thing the country needs is for its union leaders to be fanning the flames of political intolerance and racial prejudice.

7th Chess Olympiad
Young persons from across the country are gathered at the Orange Walk Multi Purpose building for the 7th Chess Olympiad yesterday. Acting President of the Chess Federation of Belize, Jason Hsu said they are in the process of reviving the sport. The competition saw the participation of almost a hundred youths between the ages of seven and seventeen.

Hands Across the Sand
On May 20th at noon, Belizeans around the country joined hands on beaches, across bridges, along sea walls and in public areas to stand in solidarity against offshore oil development in Belize's economically important marine environment. Every year, activists and ocean-lovers host Hands Across the Sand events around the world to “draw a line in the sand,” and say “NO” to dirty fossil fuel projects, as well as call for a shift to clean, renewable energy like offshore wind and solar power. Every day, offshore oil accidents serve as grim reminders of just how deadly, dirty and dangerous the industry is and highlights the economic risks and environmental hazards posed by the activity to countries like Belize. “Drill. Spill. Repeat. That is the reality of the offshore oil. Belizeans have, and continue to say, "No!" to the destruction of their livelihoods by this inherently dangerous and dirty industry. That unwavering position needs to be legislated in order to safeguard our collective future," Janelle Chanona, Oceana Belize’s Vice President.

Dangriga Municipal Fair 2017
A few pictures from day 2 of Dangriga Municipal Fair 2017 on Y-Not Island. Performing in the evening was Sweet Pain band featuring Reckless and Supa G.

Frenchie's Offshore Open
Anglers braved a blasting southeaster on Day 1 of the Frenchie's Offshore Open yesterday, and were rewarded for their efforts! Yesterday saw 2 Blue Marlin and 3 Sailfish released, and 33 Dorado brought to the scale! Some boats have braved the howling winds again today and we'll keep you posted on how they do!

DAVCO Village Fest 2017
DAVCO Village Fest 2017 at the People's Stadium was truly a village life experience. The day was filled with the rich n vibrant culture of all the villages of Orange Walk. There was local and traditional food, music, dance, history all in one place. This is just a glimpse of what was at the Village Fest.

Happy International Museum Day
Theme- "Museums & Contested histories: Saying the unspeakable in museums." Topic: Marcus Canul- A Legendary Hero or A Bandit? Today's open forum was educational, extremely interesting and sparked discussion. It was unanimously decided that Marcus Canul was a LEGENDARY HERO and not a Bandit. Huge Thank you to our presenters Mr. Jorge Estrella (President of the Northern Tour guide Association) and Mr. Hugo Carrillo Ryne Carr (Cultural Ambassador of the Yucatec Maya Culture). The presentations were very engaging. We are also grateful for all our attendees and invited guest for embracing us with their presence. Lastly, sincerest gratitude to Muffles College High School and Orange Walk Technical High School for accepting our invitation. I am confident today's open discussion enhance each student's knowledge.

Corozal Animal Program-CAP
We have nine puppies waiting for adoption - six girls and three boys. They are three months old and have had their first shots and worming. They are all adorable! If you are interested, please email corozalanimalprogram@yahoo.com.

1st Place honors at the 3rd Annual Frenchie's Offshore Open!
Congrats to Capt. Aldo Urbina and his crew aboard 'No Worry Bout Nothin' who released a double header of Blue Marlin this afternoon to claim the 1st Place honors at the 3rd Annual Frenchie's Offshore Open!

Frenchie's Offshore Open!
Day Two: Ocean Pro weighed a 22.5lb Dorado

Chocolate Festival 2017

Rural Family Health Project
Health Fairs are an integral part of the Rural Family Health Project. They are a collaborative effort between the PCV and his/her counterpart Community Health Worker, other members of the community (such as village leaders, teachers, and health committees), local organizations and government agencies such as the Ministry of Health. Congratulations, Loan, on a successful health fair!

The Reporter

Dangriga Day held today at Y-Not
The second annual Dangriga Day enters day two today at Y-Not Island in that municipality. In declaring the event open, Mayor Francis Humphreys underscored the importance of preserving culture and diversity, expressing his wish that the potpourri that makes up “Culture Capital” could someday help lead to Dangriga becoming a City. The cultural event features more than 30 booths, musical and other entertainment, food, drinks, family games, ferris wheel and children’s rides.

Magistrate Norman Rodriguez interdicted
The Judicial and Legal Services Commission has interdicted junior Magistrate, Norman Rodriguez from his duties after he was formally arraigned before the Chief Magistrate, Ann-Marie Smith on a charge of rape. The Commission, in a press release late last week, said it would place Rodriguez on half-pay until it makes another decision as to his fate. This is the second time in 13 years that Rodriguez is charged with a sexual offense. Rodriquez, who celebrated his 48th birthday this week, is accused of the rape of a 27 year-old woman who said she had been intimately involved with him briefly, about five years ago.

Breaking Belize NewsPJ

Belmopan bandits sports success story
In Football, Belmopan Bandits SC have just been crowned three-time champions for the second time since the club was re-activated in 2011, having won 7 out of the last 11 championships in Belize’s top league, now called the Premier League of Belize (PLB). This year, the club is headed to the prestigious CONCACAF Champions League tournament. In Basketball, the recently re-established Belmopan Bandits team is currently competing in the championship finals of the National Elite Basketball League (NEBL). And in Softball, the Belmopan Bandits team, formed only a year ago, is presently tied with defending champions Roaring Creek Grace Kennedy for first place in the regular season of the Cayo Softball Association Tournament.

Blogs

18 THINGS TO DO IN CAYE CAULKER BELIZE
At first you might think what is there to do on such a chilled and relaxed island? Well believe it or not it’s really easy to spend more than a couple of days here as there is so much to do. It’s easy to see how a couple of days can turn into a week on the island. After a smooth (or bumpy) journey on the boat, it was a windy day when I arrived! You dock on a small jetty and walk down to collect your bags. There are palms trees swaying and a few bars along the front. Already you start to feel that this is going to be an awesome place to spend a couple of days or maybe more.

Three New Ways to Exercise on Ambergris Caye
Over the last week or so, I tried…or attempted to try…three new classes. 2 yoga classes – both very different – and one for water resistance. I am very slow to start a new fitness oriented routine – it’s so much easier to watch Netflix while eating salty pumpkin seeds (that’s my new thing) – so I’m testing the water. Ambergris Caye has TONS of options these day. I mean tons. You can DIY – swim, SUP, kayak, beach walk, SCUBA, the list goes on. A fancy new gym has opened right in the middle of town called Belize Fitness, we have THREE Crossfit boxes (you read that correct – THREE), tons of yoga classes, private Pilates sessions. If you want to be active, it shouldn’t be THAT hard. Let me show you what I tried.

Get Your Pirate on at Glovers Reef Atoll
About an hour and a half from Dangriga by boat, Glovers Reef wraps around an 80-square mile lagoon that’s as idyllic as any South Seas movie you’ve viewed. As the southernmost of three Belize atolls, the reef atoll serves several purposes: host to a lodge situated amid coconut palm trees and sandy beaches that promises refuge from the world, a research site and a place you can indulge in every aquatic sport that suits your fancy—diving, snorkeling, swimming or sailing. Multiple dive sites bearing enticing names like Octopus Alley, Turtle Tavern and Dolphin Dance give you access to spotted stingrays, barracuda, French angelfish, butterfly fish and sharks. Love to paddleboard? This is your destination!

International Sourcesizz

Caribbean RoundUp
The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) is seeking to strengthen its relationship with Emirates Holidays, the largest tour operator in the Middle East, as it seeks to broad the Caribbean’s appeal in the Arabia Market. Officials of CTO, the region’s tourism development agency, recently met with tour operators during Arabian Travel Market (ATM), to build relationship which began last year when the CTO conducted an in-house training program in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE) for 40 Emirates Holiday reservations, sales and operation staff to familiarize them with the Caribbean product.

Simone Biles Says 'Dancing With The Stars' Changed Her Body—But Not In The Usual Way
Simone Biles says she is happy with her experience on Dancing With the Stars, despite being cut from the competition just one week before the finals. But the five-time Olympic gold medalist also admits her body has changed after her nine weeks on the celebrity ballroom competition—and not in the traditional way. While most DWTS stars rave about all of the weight they lose while competing on the ABC dance-off, Biles told Us Weekly her body changed in another way. “It looks different than my gymnastics body because I haven’t been working out,” Simone told Us. “Dance helps keep me in shape, but I’ve lost my six-pack. I’m not as toned. I think I just lost a little muscle definition.” Still, Simone Biles says that the Dancing With the Stars experience was “wonderful” and that she learned a lot about herself.

Videos

  • Mayor Daniel Guerrero scores the first goal as part of the activities of the inauguration of Ambergris Stadium, 15sec.

  • Ambergris Stadium is officially inaugurated!, 1min.

  • Cave Tubing in Belize, 3min. A chillaxing afternoon floating down the river in an inflatable donut turns into a once in a lifetime experience of being struck by lightning. It had never happened to our guide who had been running the tour for 10 years. Lucky us!

  • Belize Women’s Trip 2017-05, 3.5min.

  • Belize, 5min. One month in Belizean Islands

  • MY TRIP BACK HOME TO BELIZE OVER CHRISTMAS 2016, 30min.

  • BELIZE: WELCOME TO BELIZE CITY AND SAN PEDRO TOWN, AMBERGRIS CAYE, 5min.

  • Belize Caves Branch Waterfall Caves, 5min.

  • Belize Orphanage Project., 4.5min. Our unforgettable experience in a nut shell. From June 11 to the 19, I was blessed with the opportunity to go to Belize with an amazing group of people from all over the world to help build a home for the less fortunate children in Belmopan Belize. Thank you Dani Johnson for revealing to us our potential to affect change in this small world.

  • Belize May 2017, 20min.

  • Snorkeling in Belize, 12min.

  • Swimming with Sharks and a Turtle - Belize, 12min.

  • Belize, 9min.

  • TPLC ... Sport-Activity-Frame - Belize City (BZ), "Starfish Island", 5.5min.

  • Chocolate Festival 2017 Grand Finale, 4.5min.

  • Chocolate Festival 2017, 12min.