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A Call Out for Peace to the Belizean Black Youth!
by Bilal Morris The Garifuna International Indigenous Film Festival (GIIFF) is the only living cultural film festival in the United States that is founded and produced by a Garifuna Belizean woman, Freda Sideroff. And last night in the premiering and screening of yours truly documentary film on the Belize gang crisis called,"Abdul Marin Nunez & The Belize Gang Crisis", it was revealed to me in some of the most moving and spiritual ways, the passionate work that goes into this annual visual arts masterpiece. Film Festivals like this is a medium through which the visual artist protest and resist against all forms of oppression so as to bring the struggle of a people and cause to the forefront of an audience who may not necessarily know. It provides a humble outlet of expression to the voiceless and the marginalized peoples of the world who cannot find a place in the mainstream media. It is service to the underserved of a nation and the power to change.

Commonwealth Day Monday
Still celebrating the weekend in Belize. Observing Commonwealth Day (Sovereign's Day) in lieu of May 24th. Belizeans choose to honor Queen Victoria's Birthday.

Son burns down father's house
On 20.05.17 at 9:20 p.m., Orange Walk Police received information of a house on fire at Chips Alley, Louisiana area, Orange Walk Town and visited the location where they saw an 18 feet by 20 feet plywood house with zinc roofing engulfed in flames. The blaze was eventually put out by fire fighters; however, the house and its content were completely destroyed.

Woman drowns
Police Constable Dion Bellini said that at 1:45 p.m on Sunday, May 21st, he and his common-Law wife , 23 year old Denia Joselyn Zelaya, went for a swim at Black Howler Evolution Tour`s situated in Bermudian village. While swimming together, Zelaya was caught by the water current and though he tried he could not help her.

The Toyota Chiquibul Tour was conducted this weekend
We are grateful to Belize Diesel & Equipment Co. Ltd and Toyota owners that made this event successful. FCD thanks PACT, Forest Department and Institute of Archaeology for their support.

Lost iPhone on Caye Caulker
Good morning guys, asking for help. Please if anyone find a iPhone 7plus rose gold 128gig. Please return, lost this morning. Reward will be giving

Poets Corner: Censorship!
By Abdulmajeed Nunez. They aim to silence the voices of hope Anyone who's vociferous and says nope To the raping and pillaging our the countries resource They’ve dragged Moses name through the courts They arrested Jihad for a roach Arrested Geovannie and Fitz on false report The labeled Audrey persona non grata They arrest Luis Wade pan pure propaganda Even I was called out by the education minista

New mural at Shipstern Conervation & Management Area
We are very happy to present you the new masterpiece which stands on one of the walls of our new Visitor Center! It pictures a perspective of the different ecosystems of Shipstern, from the Yucatan dry forest to the Mangrove Savannah, the Shipstern Lagoon, including emblematic representatives of the particular Fauna and Flora occuring in the reserve. Do you recognize some of them? Thank you very much to Chuy Carillo and Chuy Arts and his assistants, all talented local artists from Sarteneja who realised this beautiful painting"

Bandits Host Tiger Sharks
The Bandits are hosting the Tiger Sharks this Thursday. They need to win this game to make it back to San Pedro for the last game of the season. Go Bandits. "Game 2 of the Finals!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It's going down next Thursday at the University of Belize Gymnasium in the Nation's Capital, come out and support your home boys Belmopan Bandits Elite Team as we go up against 2 time champs San Pedro Tiger Sharks to see who will be the 2017 NEBL Champions. You sure don't wanna miss this one! PRE SALE tickets available from Tuesday, May 23rd to midday Thursday, 25th May for $20.Call 633-5362 or visit 17 Ambergris Ave."

The Reporter

Traffic accident on Placencia road claims one life
A man who resided in Maya Beach, Stann Creek is dead after the motorcycle he was driving reportedly slammed into a vehicle on the Placencia road on Saturday. The incident happened between miles 20 and 21 on the Placencia road and involved a grey four-door Toyota 4 Runner and a Honda Shadow motorcycle. It claimed the life of Shams Penthod Moose, 45, an Indian national of Maya Beach.

Your blood type may determine how you die
People with a non-O blood group have a slightly increased risk of heart attack and stroke, a recent study suggests. The research conducted in The Netherlands shows that the reason for this could be because lower levels of a blood-clotting protein are present in people with type O blood, and higher in A, B and AB blood. It found that people with the blood group, AB (the rarest kind), were the most vulnerable. They have 23 percent more chances of suffering heart disease, and people with blood type A also have higher cholesterol levels.

New study shows rising sea levels put Caribbean coastal cities and towns in peril
Rising sea levels have placed some 4.2 million people in small islands in the Caribbean and Pacific states in flood-prone areas, according to the findings of a new study. The research called: “A Blue Urban Agenda: Adapting to Climate Change in the Coastal Cities of Caribbean and Pacific Small Island Developing States, was commissioned by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). It reveals that in addition to coastal erosion, rising sea levels are expected to negatively impact economic output and employment. It goes further to state that rising tides can also cause governments’ debt to increase.

Belizean stabbed to death in Chicago
There is an unofficial but reliable report that a Belizean was stabbed to death late Sunday night or early this morning in South side Chicago. The victim, identified only as “Rasta Jayblood”, 35, is originally from Belmopan but lived in Chicago. He was the son of Dianne Hall.

Young woman drowns in Bermudian Landing
A young woman has drowned in the Belize River in Bermudian Landing near the Baboon Sanctuary. The incident happened on Sunday afternoon and claimed the life of Denia Zelaya, 23, a naturalized Belizean who lived on Cemetery Road, Belize City. Police issued information earlier today that Police Constable Dion Bellini reported that he and Zelaya, his common-law wife, went swimming at Black Howler Evolution Tours in Bermudian Landing village when strong currents swept Zelaya.

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Honduran woman drowns in Belize River
Today around 1:45 p.m., police visited an area near the Black Howler Evolution tour in Bermudan Landing, where police constable, Dion Bellini reported that he and his common-law wife 23-year-old Denia Joselyn Zelaya, a naturalized Belizean of Cemetery Road, Belize City went for a […]

Belama home vandalized and set on fire, no injuries or major damage
According to police reports, yesterday morning around 3:10, police visited Starfish Crescent, Belama Phase I, Belize City where cops met Andrew Ferguson, a 28-year-old teacher who reported that he was awakened by his wife who said someone had broken glass in the house. When […]

Belize City man busted for drug trafficking
Yesterday around 4:30 p.m., police conducting motorcycle patrol on Mahogany Street, Belize City, searched Kareem Gordon, a 29-year-old construction worker of Causarina Street, Belize City and found a plastic bag on him. Inside the bag, police found 233 grams of cannabis. Gordon has since […]

Elderly Stann Creek retiree robbed of gold chain
Last night around 10:10, Dangriga Police responded to reports of a robbery at the residence of Derrick Peters, 68 year old retiree. Police visited Peters home on St. Vincent street in Dangriga where cops saw Peters with a cut wound to the left arm, […]

Son sets fathers house on fire
On Saturday, May 20, around 9:20 p.m., Orange Walk Police received information of a house on fire at Chips Alley, Louisiana area, Orange Walk town. Police visited the location and saw an 18 x 20 plywood house with zinc roof, engulfed in flames. The blaze […]

Four busted for robbing $27 from Chinese shop
Yesterday police visited the New Hope Restaurant situated at the corner of Pigeon and Partridge street in Ladyville Village where Jia Hua Li, 24 year old naturalized Belizean, reported that at 11:12 a.m., a dark complexion man with dreads and a small hand gun […]

Woman drowns in Belize River; Her body is still missing
Yesterday, police received reports that a 20 year old woman drowned in the Belize River. According to reports, the incident happened near the Baboon Sanctuary in Bermudian Landing. The woman is a naturalized Belizean originally from Honduras and BBN has been informed that her family […]

Blogs

It’s all about the Salt Life! Fishing in San Pedro is a must!
What’s better than getting the ‘catch of the day’ at a coastal Belizean restaurant? Catching it yourself! Fresh seafood cannot be beat, and many restaurants on the island are happy to cook up your catch of the day. Of course, this means ‘WE ARE GOING FISHING’! My favorite fishing adventure takes me deep sea. Just a group of friends or family on a boat in the Caribbean waters, away from the protection of the reef. Here is where you land the real big fish – the trophies of the sea: Marlins, Dorados and Wahoos! It isn’t for everyone; not only is it a waiting game but reeling in your catch is quite a challenge. However, once that big fish lands in the boat, the feeling of accomplishment – and thoughts of the dishes that await – well, it’s pretty priceless!

A Belizean Diaspora Perspective By: Debbie Curling
Belizeans at home and abroad must begin to realize that despite the fact that time, space and location separates us, we have a shared identity and culture that makes us stronger together than separately. REMEMBERING is what heals: remembering our cultural traditions, our enthusiasm for sports, our passion for politics, our very good food, our Belizean music in all its varieties, our childhood proclivity for hopping fences to steal mangoes and craboo, riding our bikes to fetch buckets of water at the pipe stand, and many more. Oh yes! And playing bruk makachistah, bruk me bak! Funnily enough bruk makachistah is full of symbolism and meaning as it applies to our Belizean cultural heritage, personalities, attitudes, and our strength in the face of adversity. With hands akimbo and chest pumping, the entire game, if you will, is premised on defiance and a dare; a challenge that if you think you can bruk my bak, try it!

Why You Have to Visit San Ignacio Belize on Your Vacation
Originally a small village of logging camps and chicle farmers, San Ignacio and its twin town of Santa Elena have grown to become a thriving metropolitan area in the western part of the country. Close to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Tikal just over the border in Guatemala as well as several of Belize’s most prominent Mayan ruins, San Ignacio is a popular tourist destination. San Ignacio is one of Belize’s most diverse urban areas, with Mestizos, Creoles, Lebanese, Mennonite and Chinese indigenous populations calling the area home.

Caye Caulker (Belize) - Top Tips Before You Visit Caye Caulker
Measuring just five miles north and south and less than a mile across, Caye Caulker is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Belize. Less commercial and urbanized than its larger sister island of Ambergris Caye, Caye Caulker offers a spectacular tropical island experience at very affordable prices. A few restaurants on the island provide fresh food and cocktails. Originally the destination of choice for artists, musicians and backpackers, today Caye Caulker still exudes a very funky, laid-back approach to life epitomized by its unofficial slogan of “Go Slow.”

International Sourcesizz

Do Bidets Save Forest and Water Resources?
Popular everywhere except North America, where Americans use 36.5 billion rolls of toilet paper annually, switching to bathroom bidets could save some 15 million trees. To those who say that bidets waste water, advocates counter that the amount is trivial compared to how much water we use to produce toilet paper in the first place. Thomas points out that toilet paper is also a public nuisance in that it clogs pipes and adds a significant load onto city sewer systems and water treatment plants.

No Tropical Development Is Expected Across The Atlantic, Caribbean & Gulf Of Mexico For The Rest Of This Month
Current indications are that the chance for tropical development are nearly zero for at least the next 7 to 10 days, if not longer. Environmental conditions across much of the Atlantic, all of the Gulf of Mexico and all of the Caribbean are highly unfavorable due to strong westerly and northwesterly wind shear. Obviously, I did not believe the GFS model’s forecast over the weekend of a tropical cyclone forming in the western Caribbean and moving into the Gulf of Mexico in about 10 days from now. This is something that the GFS model seems to always forecast this time of year and given the unfavorable conditions across the western Caribbean and the Gulf of Mexico, it is a model forecast that should not be believed. In addition, verification statistics reveal that the GFS model currently has a 25 percent verification rate, which means that the model is currently only correct 25 percent of the time. On the other hand, the European model guidance has a current 75 percent verification rate, which means the European model has more credence and believability right now. Keep this in mind when looking at the GFS model guidance.

Bethlehem Middle School students sell international artworks to send kids to school in Uganda and Belize
The Bethlehem Central Middle School Helping Hands Club is holding its annual International Art Auction to send impoverished children to school in Uganda and Belize on Thursday, May 25, at 6:30 p.m. in the school library. This year, they have more art to sell than ever before. BCMS Social Studies teacher Bill Reilly runs “The Global Coalition for Peace Education and Cultural Awareness”, an internet based project that connects schools and students around the world. Twelve years ago, one of the schools connected with the project was a student community school in a rainforest village in Belize that was run by the late Michael Casey, brother of Dan Casey from Perfect Blend in Delmar, and his wife Jillian.

Gospel on forbidden radio
Evangelical radio broadcasts helped Henry and Tina Rede­kopp understand the gospel. Now the couple are doing the same for others, operating a Low German radio station, De Stemm (The Voice), for the 3,700 Old Colony Mennonites in Belize. “We both grew up in the Old Colony church setting, so we’re very familiar with the theology they have,” Henry Redekopp said in a May 15 interview. De Stemm Radio, which began broadcasting in April 2016, reaches the Reinlander Mennoniten Gemeinde community in Shipyard, Indian Creek, Little Belize and New Land with music, teaching and tips on cultural interaction. “Our culture is very isolated . . . very limited in outside influence,” Henry Redekopp said. Most of the men speak Low German and some English or Spanish. Most of the women only speak Low German. Many people are illiterate.

Climate change and flooding threaten 4.2 million people
A new study by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) estimates that 4.2 million people in Small Island Developing States (SIDS) in the Caribbean and in the Pacific are living in areas that are prone to flooding due to rising sea levels. In addition to coastal erosion, rising sea levels are expected to negatively impact economic output and employment and could aggravate inflation and cause an increase in Government debt according to the study A Blue Urban Agenda: Adapting to Climate Change in the Coastal Cities of Caribbean and Pacific Small Island Developing States. “Caribbean and Pacific coastal cities are on the frontlines of climate change,” said Michael Donovan, Senior Urban Specialist at the IDB, co-author of the study.

New phase for hub and spokes trade initiative launched at Barbados workshop
An innovative trade initiative that is expanding opportunities for business, employment and prosperity in African, Caribbean and Pacific countries will be extended to February 2019. The hub and spokes programme is a joint initiative of the European Union, ACP Group Secretariat, Commonwealth Secretariat and Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie. Through the programme, trade advisers are placed in government ministries and regional organisations to provide support and build local capacity to develop trade policies. To kick-start the ambitious next phase of the aid for trade programme, 40 of the programme’s main stakeholders, including 16 trade advisers, are gathering for a workshop in Bridgetown, Barbados, between 22 and 23 May.

Videos

  • San Pedro Diablo Beach Bar - Belize, 3min. Enjoying my time at one of the finest bar / water park only at Diablo Beach Bar. The drinks are awesome and the view is amazing to relx on a hot day.

  • Belize trip 2017- Gopro hero 5, 4min.

  • Helping Hand, 3min. Thank you to all who showed up today to make a reality possible for a lady and her kids who are living in a Zink tent . Tha is to Sulph Moses Rollin Powery Abdul Marin Nunez Karen Sharon Banner Bigjunn GWaff Sounds Howard and the gentleman who allowed us to build the house in his yard Gods love and favor be upon you all for he has seen the goodness of your hearts . The day we as Belizeans look out for each other and love our neighbours as we do ourselves and we start feeling our brothers and sisters struggles and take action this world will be different .

  • Music Week Digicell Mega Stage, 1.5min.

  • Mayan Chant, 4min. I was recently in Belize and visited the Mayan ruins at Xunantunich. Xunantunich is an Ancient Maya archaeological site in western Belize, about 70 miles west of Belize City, in the Cayo District. The Mayan Civilization thrived for hundreds of years, but during a multi-year drought, they got the idea that the gods wanted human sacrifices in return for rain. They went insane with this idea, and destroyed their society. I took the photos in this video in Early March 2017. I manipultaed the images to reflect the dark beauty of the Mayan heritage. I wrote the music that underlies the images, using as inspiration the Garifuna drumming that is native to Belize. Enjoy!

  • PAINTBALL ZONE BELIZE -DJTRAV PROD., 1.5min. VENTURA PAINTBALL ZONE IN BELIZE. - DJTRAV PROD. GROUP OF FRIENDS, AND FAMILY EXPERIENCING THE RUSH OF ADRENALINE!

  • Loggerhead Turtle in Belize, 1.5min. Little did she know that it was Loggerhead mating season in Belize, but apparently, Bridget seems to resemble an attractive female Loggerhead.

  • Sailing from Belize to Roatan, 3.5min. 4 days 2 Catamarans 15 person charter sailing adventure Included: A large pod of dolphins, countless boobies and other cool wildlife at Light House Reef, snorkeling the Blue Hole and Half Moon Caye wall before an overnight ocean crossing to Roatan.

  • Belize 2016, 2.5min. Family vacation in Belize, December 2016.

  • Belize Trip, 36min. My journey through Southern Belize. Compilation of the flight in, a scenic drive through Punta Gorda, swimming in the caves, and jumping off waterfalls.