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The San Pedro Sun

Win or lose: NEBL game #3 will crown new champion
After losing game two of the National Elite Basketball League (NEBL), the San Pedro Tiger Sharks will need to win the third and decisive game of the season in order to capture their third NEBL championship. During last week’s match against the Belmopan Bandits, the island team could not take game two of the best-of-three series, and the Bandits won by a final score of 81-73. Now the third and final game of the series head’s back to San Pedro Town where the game is set to take place on Saturday, June 3rd. Game three will be played at the Angel Nuñez Auditorium on Saturday, June 3rd starting at 9PM. The winner of this third game will be this season’s NEBL Champion.

Ambergris Today

Miss Teen Earth And Teen International Titles Selected At Miss Teen Belize Pageant
Kiah Pastor of Belmopan City was crowned Miss Teen Belize 2017 at the first ever Miss Teen Belize Pageant held at the Mahogany Bay Village, on Saturday, May 27, 2017. Residents and family members gathered to support their favorite candidate. A total of four contestants from different parts of the country competed for the crown: Vineesha Price of Belize City, Kiah Pastor of Belmopan, Grace Brown of San Pedro and Julene García of Toledo. The crowd couldn’t be happier with the announcement at a beauty pageant enjoyed by everyone. Congrats to all the girls and kudos to the pageant director who is no other than out going 19-year-old Miss Teen Belize Vivian Noralez.

Misc Belizean Sources

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Religious Politics
PUP dah di Vatican Back thenHoly Redeemer starred in Education Catholicism is a country unto themselves not a religion When UDP deh een Anglicans All Saints will be the new alma mater For the elites sons and daughters Re building the Caste system all over 35 years of Catholic and Anglican manipulation When will the people understand what a go on The country’s growth is stunted by these two denominations Hence our Anglican Ministry of Education

BZD $450,146.30 IN SIX NEW VEHICLES FOR ENFORCEMENT IN THE CHIQUIBUL AND SURROUNDING FOREST AREAS
Today, the Protected Areas Conservation Trust (PACT) hosted an official vehicle handover ceremony in Belmopan. Six new vehicles, valued at a total of $450,146.30 were handed over to the 4 beneficiaries of the Chiquibul Forest Investment Initiative (CFII). The CFII Consortium includes the Belize Defence Force (BDF), the Belize Forest Department, Ya’axché Conservation Trust and Friends for Conservation and Development (FCD). The BDF received three new vehicles while the remaining three organizations received one vehicle each. The CFII was launched in December, 2016; at $2.28 million it represents the largest single investment that PACT has made to four agencies for a joint cause. The main objective of the Initiative is to increase the management presence and strengthen enforcement within the Chiquibul and the surrounding forest areas along our Western border. These areas consist mainly of the Columbia, Vaca and Chiquibul Forests.

BELTRAIDE Vacancy Notice - Finance Officer
Do you have what it takes to be our next Finance Officer? Check out the attached vacancy notice and if you think you're the right person for the job...apply as soon as possible!

Ms. Belize Universe 2016-2017, Rebecca Rath press release
Ms. Belize Universe 2016-2017, Rebecca Rath, issued a press release this morning responding to the recent press release by the Queen of the Jewel Organization and NICH. Rath states that she became aware that she had been dethroned through local news reports and notes that the press release did not indicate any reason why. See the release in full below:

Community relations project Phoenix takes off at Western Regional Hospital
This volunteer initiative led by the Embassy's Military Liaison Office has brought together Beyond the Horizon: 2017-Belize, Belmopan City Council, Belize Defence Force, Ministry of Health Belize, QSI International School Of Belize, Service Members from Trinidad and Tobago, the Embassy volunteers, and many more dedicated participants! THANK YOU to everyone who came out to lend a hand! Next time you drive by the hospital, check out the progress!

NICH distances itself from Pageant press release
The National Institute of Culture and History (NICH), wishes to inform the general public that the institution is in no way associated with the content and explanation contained in the said press release 'Miss Belize "Crown Chronicles" (Vol. XIII) Statement front Opal Enriquez' issued and dated May 26, 2017. The NICH logo was inadvertently placed on the press release. In this regard we apologize for this oversight. Just for clarity, NICH owns the 'Miss Belize' name and has granted Queen of the Jewel permission to use said name for the purpose of the coronation (or installment) of Miss Belize ambassadors. Although a representative from the Institute of Creative Arts, NICH sits on the BOD of Queen of the Jewel, it functions and activities are separate and apart.

Men at Work
We invite you to the launch of the 6th annual Men at Work Art Exhibit where our very best in sculpting, painting, drawing, silversmithing, carving and more will showcase their work. Please join us at the Corozal House of Culture at 7pm on Friday, June 2nd, 2017, for a night of art and appreciation. The exhibit will be on display until June 23rd.

Oceana hiring Receptionist/ Office Assistant
Love the sea and want to be part of a team that's actually making a difference? Then this job may be for you. Applications are welcome until 4pm, Friday, June 2nd 2017.

Chaa Creek Celebrates Belize Expeditions' Thirty-Fifth Birthday
“While Mick and Lucy Fleming were building a reputation for taking visitors in at their little farm along the banks of the Macal River, they were also taking guests out to Belize’s ancient Maya temples, archaeological sites and natural attractions like the Mountain Pine Ridge, Victoria Falls, Barton Creek Caves and other features. “Now, thirty-five years after Chaa Creek Belize Expeditions began, we’re having a birthday party to celebrate and remind each other how far Chaa Creek and Belize have come over the years,” he added. Lucy Fleming recalled that with a young child and another on the way, she and her husband Mick were finding it increasingly difficult to manage a farm while accommodating the demands of a steadily growing number of visitors. When Belize achieved independence from Great Britain in September of 1981, the young couple made the leap from farming into the hospitality industry with the opening of Chaa Creek Cottages.

Middle Street closed briefly for intoxicated man
An incident involving a supposedly intoxicated man closed down a section of middle street (Pescador Drive) for a few minutes this afternoon. Under the influence of alcohol he climbed a almond tree on Barrier Reef Drive in front of Pirate's Pizza and fell. He had been seen by the beach drinking and had been wandering that same street by Dr. Giovanni Solorzano's clinic. Although there were no visible injuries on the man, he claimed that all his body hurt. He was conscious & talking and has been transported to the San Pedro Poly Clinic for medical assistance.

Channel 7

Wife Kills Husband In Seine Byte
There were 3 murders over the weekend: 1 on the Placencia Peninsula, 1 in Trio Village, and 1 in the Orange Walk District. We start tonight with the murder in Seine Bight where a wife is accused of stabbing her husband to death. She's Deshawn Martinez-Ramirez, and police say that on Friday night she fatally stabbed her 31 year-old husband, Glen Ramirez in the chest. The couple were only a few days away from their first wedding anniversary, but their relationship ended in tragedy. Our news team travelled to Seine Bight today to find out why their argument escalated to violence.

Unidentified Man Found Bludgeoned To Death In OW Farm
And from that deadly drunken lovers brawl in the South to a body found in the cane fields of Orange Walk. Yesterday morning around 9:00 a resident went his farm near the Millers Bight Area when he picked up a strong stench coming from behind his farm. He followed the odor and it led him to the decomposed body of a man dressed in a black t-shirt, a blue, orange and white Hawaiian style three quarter pants and a brown Buffalo brand shoes. Later on in the afternoon police conducted a post mortem examination. It determined that the victim died as a result of blunt force to the face and it appears he was also strangled. No one was reported missing in that area, and no one has come forward to identify the body - so it remains a mystery at this time.

Shot, Chopped and Decapitated
And to cap off the weekend killings, there was a savage murder in the northern Toledo District. On Sunday night at 7:45, 21-year-old Armando Alvarenga was found lying dead in the bushes outside of Bella Vista village. He met a cruel death: he was shot twice in the chest, and then viciously chopped to both his shoulders. Worst of all, he was chopped to the neck and almost fully decapitated. It was a ruthless attack and Independence police have detained a number of persons because Alvarenga had problems with men in both Bella Vista and Trio Villages. Police recovered a damaged bicycle, a machete and two 9 mm expended shells at the scene.

Cops Know Who Killed “Hard Rock”, But Can’t Find Him
And turning now to last week Wednesday night's murder in the city, police still have made no arrests for killing for Andrew Bennett, the DJ known as Hard Rock. ACP Chester Williams Updated us today:... ACP Chester Williams, Commander Southside: "Yes the investigation in terms of Mr. Bennet's murder is still ongoing. We know who did it. We have been unable to catchup with that person. The officers are still out there trying to locate that individual and we are hoping that when we do, we will be able to gather the necessary evidence against that person to further our prosecution."

Police Recover Jacked Hilux
We have reported on a number of bold car jacking's over the years especially involving those Ministry of Health's Toyota Hilux pickups. Well, this time the target was another Hilux but from the Ministry of Agriculture - and the alleged jacker was one of their own - a Ministry of Agriculture employee. The grey Toyota Hilux was stolen from the home of the Manager of the Pesticide Control Board in Central Farm. On Saturday night around 9:40, the 49 year old female manager arrived at her San Ignacio house in the Hilux. A man with a black cloth partially covering his head and face then held her up at gunpoint and put a plastic bag over her face. The man then robbed her of her leather handbag containing cash and credit cards.

Pageant Organizer Says Rebecca Rath Still Queen
Late on Friday evening we got a release form NICH and the Queen of the Jewel Miss Belize Friday. It was over two thousand words long, and amounted to Pageant Organizer Opal Enriquez responding to Tony Rath's many assertions alleging corruption, disorganization and bad-mindedness. But tucked in there was a reel news gem. The release said, quote, "Effective immediately, the official title of Miss Belize 2017 and all affiliated duties as the reigning Miss Belize will pass to our 2016 first runner- up, Marcia Moody of San Ignacio in the Cayo District. Marcia will represent Belize in the 2017 Miss International Pageant in Japan later this year. We would like to thank Rebecca Rath for being an outstanding beauty ambassador as our Miss Belize 2016 winner."

Territorial Volunteers Go To Sarstoon Island
Today, Will Maheia and the Belize Territorial Volunteers went back to Sarstoon Island - to mark the anniversary of the Guatemalan Armed Forces coming into Belizean Territory and demanding that they move off Belizean soil. So, today the volunteers climbed into three boats and went back to Sarstoon Island. This time, the only caution came from the BDF's Froward operating base who told them to stay on the northern side of the river. And Maheaia did manage to plant his flag on the northern side of the island:... Will Maheia, Belize Territorial Volunteers: "We can't let this day go unnoticed, because that was the day when for the very first time Guatemala came into Belize territory and basically ordered our armed forces to leave the island, but clearly 1859 treaty show that this island belong to us. It's our island and we have to take this island. We cannot allow it to go away."

Man Dies From Head Injury After Swinging Too High
On Friday evening, twenty-two year old Kensworth Castro, went to KoKo King Restaurant and Lounge, one of Caye Caulker's newest party spots. At around 5 that evening bystanders noticed Castro on the swings under one of the lounge's palapas, and advised him that he was swinging too high and could get hurt. He ignored the warnings, and continued swinging. According to reports, Castro eventually swung too high, banged his head and crashed off the swing. Observers say that Castro got up and looked around before heading over to the edge of the palapas. After a few minutes bystanders went to go check on Castro, finding him unconscious and foaming at the mouth. He was quickly transported to the Caye Caulker Health Clinic for treatment, but was pronounced dead just after 5:30.

The Rise Of The Surveillance State?
"Witnesses don't want to come forward" - its a common complaint we hear from police. So, now police are hoping to cover the city with a matrix of high definition cameras to zoom in on crimes and criminals. They unveiled the first dozen cameras today - and we went inside the control room:... Jules Vasquez reporting: Police surveillance and monitoring of crime hotspots has taken a leap forward. One police officer in a room can zoom up close and see - with high definition clarity - what's happening on a corner four hundred feet away, or they can monitor traffic in the center of the city, and zoom in on a license plate or a person of interest.

Police Minister Says Resources Not To Be Misused
And while we had the opportunity today, we asked Minister of State Aragon about the allegation that Defense Minister John Saldivar used coast guard vessels to ferry around his sports teams. It's a report which has the US Embassy - which donated the vessels - quite unhappy. And while Aragon told us that he knows nothing of the allegation - since Defense is the sister Ministry to Home Affairs - we asked him if such personal use of police resources would be appropriate. Jules Vasquez, 7News: "You are a minister in charge of a large array of resources. Is this something that's off limits or are you able to phone the police department in Orange Walk for example and say "eh I have some supporters who needs so and so, I need them move around, unu bring the big bus.""

GSU Got Weed
On Saturday GSU conducted a search at an apartment complex on St. Jude Street in Belize City. After inspection of the space between the ground and the floor of the elevated building, the GSU found about 4 ounces of cannabis in a black plastic bag. The authorities continued to search underneath the complex and eventually turned up another bag of weed, this one weighing just under 2 pounds. No one was in the area when the cannabis was found so both parcels were submitted as found property.

Weed On a Bus
Police also made two substantial drug busts in the past few days. On Sunday the Southside Strike Team searched a Westline Bus on the corner of Elston Kerr St. and the George Price Highway. They found a brown school bag containing 5 parcels of cannabis weighing just over 3 1/2 pounds. The Southside Strike Team conducted another search this morning with the help of the Special Branch. After combing an abandoned lot on Caesar Ridge Road, the cops found a brown sack marked with a Quetzal bird. The sack contained 8 parcels of cannabis which together weighed about 7 pounds.

Trucks For The Wilds of Chiquibul
Today the Protected Areas Conservation Trust handed over six new trucks to the BDF, Forest Department, Ya'axche Conservation Trust and Friends of Conservation and Development. All four organizations are beneficiaries of the the Chiquibul Forest Investment Initiative, a project launched last December which aims to increase management presence and strengthen enforcement within the Chiquibul area. Higher ups from all the organizations were there to receive the vehicles. Minister of State in the Ministry of Environment, Hon. Omar Figueroa Figueroa spoke about the Chiquibul Forest Initiative and its importance in securing one of the country's largest reserves.

Youth Apprenticeship Gets 10th Intake
Today the Youth Apprenticeship Program welcomed its 10th intake of participants. The program seeks to take youths off the streets and provide them with the opportunity to learn the necessary skills for finding a job and starting their own business. Today we spoke to the program's director, Dianne Finnegan, as well as some of its participants about the role programs like this play in keeping at risk youths out of trouble... "For us this intake is really a special one, we are at the tenth intake, we've come a long way. Starting out with 25 apprentices, going all the way up to 150 per intake, and as you can see young people are still very much enthusiastic about being a part of the apprenticeship program. The program is about discipline, it's about getting them equipped to handle what happens in the workplace, and not just get a job, but holding onto their job."

City’s First Coconut Fest a Success
The Belize City Council held its first Coconut Fest this weekend at Battlefield Park in The City. By all accounts it was a huge success - and we say this because by nightfall - the park was full and when it was done - everyone had sold their products. Lead Organizer was Councilor Jason Edwards, and he explained that the festival is about exploring the many uses of the coconut:...

Channel 5

Wife Kills Husband with Single Stab in Seine Bight fight
A murder over the weekend involving a couple in Stann Creek has stunned the community.  In a case of domestic dispute, a husband was killed in Seine Bight, two days [...]

Body Found Decomposing near San Estevan Needs ID
There were two other murders over the weekend. Up north in Orange Walk, police have not been able to determine the identity of a man whose decomposing body was found [...]

Trio Village Man Slaughtered in Bella Vista
Also on Sunday, but this time in Bella Vista Village in the Toledo District, a man was shot and partially decapitated and his body left lying next to the highway. [...]

Kenworth Castro Suffers Fatal Broken Neck in Swing Accident
A mishap on Friday evening led to the unfortunate death of twenty-two-year old Kenworth Castro, who had moved to Caye Caulker just two months ago. Castro, a diver, was last [...]

Police Closing In on “Hard Rock’s” Killer
Last Wednesday, a popular DJ and activist was killed just outside his home on Central American Boulevard. Forty-year-old Andrew Bennett, known as Hard Rock, was shot multiple times to the [...]

Aragon Slates Saldivar, Says No Abuse of Police Items under His Watch
Minister of Defense John Saldivar is embroiled in another scandal.  This time he was caught using coast guard vessels donated by the U.S. government to shuttle his Belmopan Bandits, as [...]

B.T.V. Heads Back to Sarstoon
Two years ago, Guatemalan Armed Forces bullied their Belizean counterparts from the Coast Guard off Sarstoon Island, where the Coast Guard men had been seeking a platform on which to [...]

Wil Maheia Says There’s No Need for Sarstoon Protocol
Does Belize really need a Sarstoon protocol? After all, Belize considers half the river and Sarstoon Island ours. That is, until Guatemala effectively took possession of the entire river over [...]

Miss Belize Rebecca Rath Has Not Been Dethroned
On Friday night, the Queen of the Jewel organization via its National Director Opal Enriquez issued a release cutting short the reign of Rebecca Rath as Miss Belize Universe 2016.  [...]

Opal Tells Rebecca No Hard Feelings
Now, it is no secret that the Raths were not too happy with the Queen of the Jewel organization. Following her appearance in Manila, Philippines, Rebecca’s father and well-known photographer, [...]

Belize City Resident Attacked and Robbed Officer of the Pesticide Control Board
An employee of the Ministry of Agriculture is in custody tonight for attacking and robbing a registrar officer of the Pesticide Control Board in Central Farm, Cayo. Kareem Harvey is [...]

Fire Guts Carmelita House; What Caused It?
Fires have been sparking all over; the latest blaze was in Carmelita, Orange Walk where a concrete spilt level house went up in flames. The fire erupted at about eleven [...]

Speaker Takes “Yellow Man” to Nat’l Assembly Staff Committee
Brian “Yellow Man” Audinette’s fate as macebearer and sergeant at arms of the House of Representatives will be determined on June ninth, when the National Assembly Staff Committee convenes.  That [...]

National Assembly to Address “Weaknesses” in Security
With that meeting pending, we asked Longsworth if there is anything within her powers, as Speaker of the House and chair of the National Assembly Staff Committee, to prohibit Audinette [...]

Surveillance Cameras for Southside Belize City
The Belize Police Department has its eyes on the streets of the Old Capital, particularly in various hotspots on the city’s south side.  This afternoon, as many as eleven surveillance [...]

Strategy Tackles Gangs, Business Security
According to Aragon Jr., the addition of the cameras also forms part of a new crime fighting strategy.    Elodio Aragon Jr., Minister of State, Police “It’s all about looking [...]

Police Forensics Also Getting Boost
The Minister of State for Police also took on other issues relating to his ministry. With new equipment being added to the existing resources of the department to aid in [...]

Vehicles for Chiquibul Fighters
There is good news tonight for a number of agencies manning the Chiquibul where illegal activities, in particular gold panning, are on the increase.  PACT, the Protected Areas Conservation Trust, [...]

Weekend Warriors Cycling Tops Sports Monday
Good evening, I’m James Adderley and this is Sports Monday.   [Highlights of weekend sporting activities....]

CTV3

Corozal Police Officers Accused Of Extortion, Abuse And Threats
Three members of the Corozal Police Department are facing serious accusations of alleged threats and extortion by a resident of Corozal Town. Elijio Briceno has given CTV-3 News an account of brazen abuse of power by police officers. According to Briceno, he was returning from a trip to Chetumal when he picked up a friend who was waiting for transportation at the border. Upon arriving in Corozal Town and going into a grocery store, Briceno says the Police pulled him out of the store and told him that they found marijuana on his friend. From there things just got worst as Briceno says he was taken to a secluded area along the ferry road where he was threatened with charges if he did not pay up. Here’s his account.

CEMJC Celebrating Graduating Class Of 2017
This past weekend, Centro Escolar Mexico Junior College in San Roman Village in the Corozal District celebrated their 9th commencement exercise with the largest graduating class yet consisting of 129 students. The keynote speaker at this year’s graduation ceremony was no other than the 2016 Ms. Belize Universe Rebecca Rath who represented Belize in stellar fashion in this year’s Ms. Universe. In her message to the students, Ms. Rath spoke of preparing for the realities of life which will include challenges, surprises, victories and losses. She shared his stories of challenge and triumph and how she went from a rough and tough volleyball player and coach to mastering the catwalk on heels.

House Burns On Carmelita Village
In less than two weeks, three households here in the Orange Walk District have completely burnt down causing the families to lose all personal items. Viewers may recall that on the 20th of May the home of fifty six year old Lyncoln Pratt located in the Chips Alley of Louisiana Area was deliberately set on fire by one of his relatives. Just five days later on the 25th an outside kitchen and bodega belonging to Ruperto Chi from the San Jose Village was also engulfed in flames.

Murder In Orange Walk, Victim Remains Unidentified
Orange Walk Police are tonight investigating a case of homicide after the badly decomposed body of an unidentified Hispanic male individual was discovered yesterday morning sometime before midday. Official reports indicate that at around 9:00 a.m. a male person informed police that whilst visiting his farm located in the Millers Bight area approximately five miles east of town, he came across an unpleasant smell coming from a cane field located just behind his farm, and upon making checks in the area, he discovered the body.

LOVE FM

18 Months Later: Ramsey’s Medical Condition Deteriorates and Justice Undone
28-year-old, Herman Ramsey was shot to the left arm with the bullet piercing through the chest. The bullet was surgically removed and he was released from the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital. It has been eighteen months now since Ramsey was shot and since then his life and that of his family have not been the […]

Espat: PUP Leader Needs to Listen to the People
To ‘reform’ means to change something and make it better. It, most times refer to social, political or economic institutions. The People’s United Party has been speaking of reform time and time again particularly since the blue and white camp lost its popularity in 2008 following numerous scandals of financial mismanagement and perceived corruption. In […]

No Preferential Treatment at Lands for Cabinet Ministers
Dr Carla Barnett has taken up the daily operations of the Lands Department since January 2017. Since her taking over there has not been any update on how things are progressing with the unit when it comes to the application processes among others like transfers and inventory. Dr Barnett took over the reins from Senator […]

Big Red Caged: Forestry CEO Silent
Last week Thursday, we reported on Big Red, the male scarlet macaw bird that was reportedly confiscated from Belize Bird Rescue and taken to Harvest Caye. Love News has received a letter sent to the CEO in the Ministry of Forestry, Dr. Percival Cho. That letter was sent by the directors of Belize Bird Rescue, […]

Belmopan Police Nabs Vehicle Thief at Checkpoint
This past weekend Belmopan Police recovered a vehicle that was reported stolen. We hear more in this report from correspondent Pauline Soberanis Tillett. PAULINE TILLETT “This past Saturday night Belmopan Police recovered a stolen vehicle along with four thousand Euros and a hundred and eighty dollars in Belize currency. The vehicle, a 2016 Toyota Hilux […]

Apprenticeship Program Expands from 25 to 75 Participants
Today the Ministry of Education Youth and Sport held its tenth intake of the apprenticeship program. Coordinator, Dianne Finnegan says the program focuses on young people between ages 16 to 29, who have dropped out of school, have come into contact with the law and single mothers. Under the program these young people are able […]

Protecting the Chiquibul Takes Precedence
Calls for help in policing and protecting the Chiquibul have been ongoing for years. Friends for Conservation and Development (FCD) has tried fundraisers and the likes to gain funds to protect the area while the Belize Defence Force has placed dozens of its men in the area to keep watch. Last December four agencies teamed […]

New Executive for Cayo Special Constables Association
A new executive for the Cayo District Volunteer Special Constable Association was elected yesterday during a meeting where they affirmed their commitment to work with the Belize Police Department and the community. Chairman-Elect is Angel Portillo; Vice Chairman is Victor Pott while Secretary is Araceli Young and Treasurer, Fidemia Osgalla. The association’s executive members are […]

Belize Defence Force Takes Wonder Woman Status
The women of the Belize Coast Guard and the Belize Defence Force faced off over the course of two days to find out which had the best stamina and resilience in a series of physically demanding and strenuous challenges. This is part of the “Wonder Woman Challenge”, a competition that was first initiated last year […]

Breaking Belize NewsPJ

Man arrested for stealing pickup truck and €4000
Twenty-three-year-old Kareem Harvey, of a Poison Wood, Belize City address has been arrested for ‘aggravated burglary’ after he allegedly attacked and robbed a registrar officer of the Pesticide Control Board in Central Farm and stole a truck belonging to the department with a load […]

Police need help in identifying body found in Orange Walk
According to police reports, yesterday morning around 11:40, Orange Walk Police visited a farm on the Millers Bight area in Orange Walk District where they saw the decomposed body of a male Hispanic person dressed in a black t-shirt and a blue, orange and white Hawaiian […]

The World Agro-Market is calling for Belizean products
Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, USA, Canada and EU. The wonder of our Belize agribusiness and food security is that […]

Body found in OW still unidentified
According to reports from police, yesterday between 4:00 and 5:30 p.m., a post-mortem examination was conducted on the body of a male person found in Orange Walk over the weekend. The examination determined that the person had a fractured nasal bone from facial blunt […]

Rebecca Rath responds to “dethroning”, thanks Belize
On Saturday, the National Creative Director of the Ms. Belize pageant, Opal Enriquez issued a press release declaring that effective immediately, Rebecca Rath was no longer Ms. Belize; that she would resign as pageant director and that there would be no 2017 pageant. Enriquez […]

Blogs

Sunday on Ambergris Caye: There is ALWAYS Something Going On
This has been a week of HOT weather on Ambergris Caye, Belize. The wind, while strong, has been blowing from the south-east and temperatures in the high 80s to low 90s, super high humidity and a hot muggy wind have really turned up the sweat. Folks, it’s a 3 shower a day weather. LUCKILY for us, we are surrounded by water – and a swim is never far away. Here are some photos from my Sunday. Over the weekend – Friday thru Sunday – the Belize Tattoo convention was taking place at the high school auditorium. I bet hundreds of tattoos were designed and applied…the humming of needles…

The Museum of Belize - Everything You Need to Know Before You Go
Built more than 150 years ago by the British colonial government to house prisoners, the facility in central Belize City was closed down by the newly-independent government of Belize in 1992. Ten years later, the government of Belize renovated the building, converting it to the Belize Museum, now dedicated to exhibiting and documenting more than 3,000 years of history in the area. Belize was once the heartland of the ancient Mayan Empire and today, visitors can see a rich assembly of Mayan ceremonial objects, carvings, paintings, and other cultural artifacts in the Belize Museum. The museum also has a number of important artifacts from the British colonial era, including Victorian-era stamps, postcards and a display about the loggers who once braved malaria and swamps in the country.

alf Moon Caye National Monument: This is Birding & Diving Heaven
As atolls go, Half Moon Caye National Monument is the furthest from Belize’s mainland and while it’s tiny, it has been given a very long name. In fact, this caye’s claim to fame is for the birds: It’s the nation’s oldest protected wildlife site and plenty of prestigious entities make sure it stays pristine, including Belize’s National Parks System Act of 1981, the Belize Audubon Society and this is designated a United Nations World Heritage site. Why so important? This is home to Boobies. Countless numbers of these noisy birds. So if you’re a birder, you may refer to this atoll simply as avian paradise.

Corozal Community College Prom Night Held this Saturday June 3rd, 2017
Its here once again, the Corozal Community College Fourth Form class Prom Night. The class of Fourth Form from Corozal Community College High School will showcase their annual Prom night event where they will showoff their drum rolling, fire dance, fairy tale presentations, glamour, swag and some fire works displays, Suits and clothing fashion, jewelries, dance show and lots more entertainment. A total red carpet affair will be lined up on the street side and a crowd of people will await for the event. Here is a snippet of last year's event of CCC's PROM presentation. Congratulations to those that will be graduating this year and here is a wish to you all the very best in your future endeavors. Last year's event was held in Tony's Inn Hotel in Corozal and lots of fans and family came out to support their dates couple. Everyone had gathered and line up beside the red carpet to witness the Prom Night at Tony's Inn.

Grand Sarteneja Fisher Fair
We will be there! Will you? Grand Sarteneja Fisher Fair to be celebrated for the first time. This June 10th come and be a part of this amazing event giving tribute to the fishing industry.To register your team for Volleyball tournament contact the Sarteneja Village Council. To register for the Fishing tournament visit the SACD Office.

Best Practices Manual
Join SIRDI as we celebrate the launching of the "Best Practices Manual," a guide to the "best agriculture practices" farmers can take to ensure optimal sugarcane production in Northern Belize

International Sourcesizz

Who's ready for Belize Day 2017 in Chicago...??!!

Videos

  • San Pedro Moves Against Maya Mound Destroyers, 5min. Maya mounds dot the island of San Pedro Ambergris Caye. In recent days, the destruction of one has stirred outcry among the folks in the island. The proud mound stood at the southern area of the island. Though it was not registered among the nineteen others, its existence was well-known. The area somehow fell in private hands and recently, a private contractor bulldozed the site. A stop order has now been issued to stave off any construction.

  • Expedition Divers - Belize DPV Giant Cave Dive, 11min. A first take of some of the video footage we filmed with Wellun and Chip in Belize. Entry level old camera and not enough lights, but turned out pretty alright.

  • Family Fun in Belize! Mayan Ruins, 2min. Our family trip to Belize. Fun time exploring the Mayan Ruins.

  • Belize Adventures, 9min.

  • Driving around Belmopan City. Belize.May 29th 2017, 9min.

  • Best Of Belize 2017, 8min. 11 days, 38 strangers, and 1 camera.

  • Belize Movie, 10min. Belize 2016.

  • 2017 05 02 Esmerelda's Canyon with Belize Pro Dive Center, 10min. Much Nurse Shark footage.

  • 2017 05 03 Paradise Canyon with Belize Pro Dive Center, 10min.

  • Belize snorkeling and scuba 2017, 1.5min. Snorkeling Shark Ray Alley and Scuba diving Esmeralda & Tacklebox reef near Ambergris Caye, Belize. Our stay on nearby Caye Caulker was accentuated by the beautiful waters surrounding the island.

  • Diving Belize Part 2, 26min.

  • Belize !!!!!! 2017, 7min.

  • ABSOLUTELY WORTH IT! SAN PEDRO TOWN, AMBERGRIS CAYE , BELIZE, 2min.

  • Belize Day 2...The Movie, 4min. Day 2. Xumantunich Mayan Ruins. Pool time and canoeing the Macal River looking for Toucans.

  • Dolphins sighted on tour in belize city, 1min. Started our day with a beautiful site of a pack of bottle nose dolphins

  • Zip-line Adventure in Belize, 3.5min. A thrilling adventure zip-lining for the first time through the rainforest.

  • How to make Cohune oil in Belize, 3min. This is the real Belizean style of cohune oil process! People here traditionally use cohune nuts for making the oil which is called as palm oil in the world. This video was taken at Flowers Bank.