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The San Pedro Sun

BEL Reports on 2016 Performance to Shareholders at Annual General Meeting
Belize Electricity Limited (BEL) held its Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Wednesday, June 21, 2017 to report to shareholders on the Company’s performance and achievements for the year 2016 as it pursues its Vision to become A Model of Excellence. BEL outperformed its 2016 financial targets, following four consecutive years of stellar performance, with net earnings of $27.3 million. Shareholders were rewarded for their confidence in the Company with dividends declared of $0.29 per share or $20.3 million. After five consecutive reductions, electricity rates increased marginally. However, the prudent management of energy purchases from Independent Power Producers (IPP) was critical to maintaining low electricity rates. Local renewable sources were utilized for 56% of the electricity provided by BEL in 2016 and the aim is to increase to 80% by 2025. The Company will continue its ongoing negotiations with potential IPPs, in its efforts to maintain low electricity rates.

San Pedro Police Department celebrate Police Week 2017
Under the theme, “The Police and the Community working in partnership for a safer Belize”, San Pedro Police Department (SPPD) have been observing Police Week 2017. Along with other police departments across Belize, they have been involved in several community activities. On Sunday, June 18th, SPPD kicked off their Police Week activities at Sagebrush Church with a prayer service. Sagebrush held a special presentation to commemorate Father’s Day, and several police officers enjoyed the church’s sermon and hospitality. On Monday, June 19th, SPPD visited Reef Radio, where they participated in the morning talk-show, and spoke on the importance of Police Week. As part as their clean-up campaign, police officers took to Boca del Rio Park on Tuesday, June 20th, and painted over graffiti. Later that day, Sergeant Jermaine Pook, Corporal Allan Woods, Sergeant Derrick Saldano and Sergeant Macedonio Sanchez visited several island schools to talk about what it takes to join the police force.

Misc Belizean Sources

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Team Belize at the WSOP Monster Stacks in Las Vegas
It's only two hours into the over ten hour day of poker. All players are still in the game and the remainder of the team are railing the players offering their support. Over 3000 players have started on the first start day the Monster Stack event. Here's a look at our Belizean players in action. Included in the first group are: Vijay Vidani (Corozal), Bob Hotchandani (Belize City), Mick Fabro (Belize City), Drew Miller (San Pedro), Jason Southwell (San Pedro), Anthony Michael (Belize City), Edmond Chee (San Pedro), Geev Abadi (Belmopan), Ryan Lambert (San Pedro).

Miss YWCA Belize 2017
"Empowering women in a changing world!" These beautiful contestants in the recent Miss YWCA Belize 2017 pageant have been empowering women all their lives so why not in this contest too! Congratulations to Queen Smith and these role models!

Lobsterfest in Placencia has commenced. Here'the scbedule

Pantempers Anniversary Concert
The Pantempers Steel Orchestra is celebrating its 25th anniversary, and they are kicking off their silver tour at the Cayo Welcome Center next Saturday, July 1st. Happy anniversary!

The Bi-National Watershed Alliance selects new Chairman for the Belize side
We congratulate Mr. Ismael Trapp of Esperanza Village for taking over this position, representing ten communities

The Reporter

Belize participates in International Food Festival in Taiwan
The Belize Trade and Investment Development Services (BELTRAIDE), is currently representing Belize in Taipei, Taiwan at the 2017 International Food Show. Belize is attending the event under the theme, “Raising the Bar in Belize, the Success of a Gourmet Chocolatier”. It features the Belize Chocolate Company – a distinguished, domestic brand. The small delegation is led by senior manager of Investment Development of BELTRAIDE, Brian Lin, with support from Diane Haylock, Belize’s Ambassador to Taiwan, and Chris Beaumont of the Belize Chocolate Company.

Breaking Belize NewsPJ

Sergio Chuc’s call to boycott football federation elections succeeds
The fear of the Football Federation of Belize (FFB) came true today as the scheduled Annual Congress was cancelled due to a boycott called by Sergio Chuc. Sergio Chuc, FFB presedential candidate who was barred from running in the election, […]

Kashief Gallego charged for King Street murder
Kashief Gallego, 25, was on Friday charged for the murder of Jermaine Franklin. Franklin was gunned down on Wednesday evening as he bought a DVD at Teddy’s DVD rental on King Street in Belize City. Gallego, who resides not too far from the murder […]

Pakeman back on duty at the Government Press Office
Dorian Pakeman, the Director of the Government Press Office, is back on duty after being freed of the charge of causing death by careless conduct. A no case submission was ruled by the Magistrate Court in May 2017 due to lack of evidence. In […]

Belize backs failed US motion on Venezuela at OAS
Belize is among the members of the Organization of American States, which backed a failed motion by the United States to have a “group of friends” mediate the ongoing political crisis in Venezuela. Belize was one of the six Caribbean Community (CARICOM) nations that […]

Domestic dispute ends in woman stabbing common law husband
A domestic dispute on Friday night in Dangriga has left one man with multiple stab wounds. According to police reports, Thompson Orlando Guttierez, 28, “was seen with a stab wound to the left lower back and a stab wound to the left upper chest area.” Police […]

Boycott cancels FFB annual congress
The fear of the Football Federation of Belize (FFB) came true today as the scheduled Annual Congress was cancelled due to a boycott. FFB members from the Premier League of Belize along with the member district associations of Orange Walk, Corozal, Belmopan and Cayo, […]

Road to Bullet Tree impassable
Today, BBN reported of heavy rains in the Cayo District due to a freak storm. The road to Bullet Tree Village and the San Ignacio Hospital is impassable and the area flooded is before the entrance to Santiago Juan Layout. Fire engine and Police […]

Villagers block Highway in Teakettle Village
Reports to BBN is that tires are being burnt on the George Price Highway in Teakettle Village. BBN understands that a man from the village has been missing for 4 days and are accusing the police of not assisting with the search or trying to find […]

Intense lightening and heavy rainfall in San Ignacio due to freak storm
A freak storm passing through the Western Cayo District brought with it much rainfall and some heavy gusty winds, particularly in the San Ignacio area. An image downloaded from the weatherbug google app shows that the San Ignacio area and Western Cayo were subjected to very intense lightening. The […]

Police confirm accident involving former Minister Penner
Police have confirmed an accident involving former minister Elvin Penner, in which Penner’s truck, a red mini-van and a motorcycle c

Fatal road accident involving former minister
Reports to BBN indicate that shortly before 8:00 last night, there was a road traffic accident involving a van and a biker near mile 63 on the George Price Highway, Cayo. The biker was injured and transported to the San Ignacio Hospital.

Blogs

The Price is Right! San Pedro Lobsterfest Edition
That’s right – you read correctly. We had our very own Price is Right here in San Pedro! As part of San Pedro Lobsterfest 2017, The Truck Stop put on their very own version of the Price is Right! It took a lot of creativity and construction, but they pulled it off! For those wanting the opportunity to be called on stage, there was a sign-up sheet. After you signed up you were given an official name tag! It worked just like on TV – the four contestants were shown an item and they had to bid on it….but it was a little different because they used white boards to write their answers on. But just like on the real show, there was a “Barker Beauty”. Brittany Lynn Cory did the most amazing job of presenting all of the fabulous prizes!

International Sourcesizz

Garifuna Exchange on the Fight for Land: Honduras and Belize
A delegation of six Garifunas from Belize are scheduled to travel to the Honduran Caribbean coast on Sunday to learn about Garifuna struggles and victories for land repossession, reparations and other ancestral fights. The event, titled “Honduras: The Fight for Reparations,” is scheduled to last for 12 days and was organized by the Black Fraternal Organization of Honduras, OFRANEH, and Witness for Peace, WFP, an organization promoting solidarity between peoples in the Americas. WFP characterize such cultural exchanges as being an opportunity to “meet with leading experts on policy issues, learn from activists working for peace and spend extended time in communities working for justice.”

Videos

  • Where does sand come from?, min. Why we're protecting reefs, parrotfish, & all they leave behind

  • 7 amazing trips you should take in your 30s, 2min. TIME lists Belize as one of the 7 amazing trips you should take in your 30s!

  • Team Belize in Las Vegas!, 6min. A group of poker players from Belize are hoping to make it big in this year's WSOP Monster Stack event.

  • Belize 2017 Howard & Chirelle’s Wedding, 2.5min.

  • Kelly and Nurse Shark Belize Wreck Sight 2016, 3.5min.

  • Hummingbird Highway Central Belize 2016, 6min. Trip through Central Belize on the Hummingbird Highway 2016.

  • COLLEGE BREAK SNORKELING IN BELIZE, 3.5min.