Cartels have use for fake military uniforms
–Last Thursday, a Belizean man who lives close to the Belize-Mexico border was busted by police and BDF officers with close to 100 BDF uniforms. He was temporarily detained by police and released without any charges.
Our newspaper grew concerned when we learnt that the man enjoyed cozy relationships with senior BDF officers, who enjoyed cozy relationships with ruling UDP politicians.
Last Thursday, a Mexican national on his way to Mexico from Orange Walk Town was also busted with a bundle of BDF uniforms. When officers inquired where he had gotten them, he pointed to the Orange Walk residence of Sarco Torres. Police went to Torres’ house, where they found close to a hundred uniforms, and BDF boat engine parts inside his home. He and two men at his residence were detained.
I’m innocent; blame Immigration Department for the irregularities: Hon. Manuel Heredia, Jr.
For the first time last Wednesday, two sitting Cabinet Ministers made their appearance before the Senate Select Committee.
Cabinet Ministers Anthony “Boots” Martinez and Edmond “Clear the Land” Castro provided the Senate Select Committee with testimonies that were seen by many as full of insolence and arrogance.
Today, two other Cabinet Ministers, Rene Montero and Manuel Heredia Jr., appeared to testify before the Senate Select Committee after they were named in connection with major irregularities in Auditor General Dorothy Bradley’s Special Audit of the Immigration Department.
Their presentations were civil, compared to that of their previous colleagues.
Arthur Saldivar owes Abdul Marin $3,300: General Legal Council
In 2013, community activist Abdul Marin, and PUP campaigner Herman Blease were seeking union representation for employees at the Kolbe Foundation, although the Laws of Belize (Chapter 304) do not allow for this.
During those efforts, things got heated and Marin was accused of making some offensive allegations against John Woods, chairman of the Kolbe Foundation.
This led to a libel suit which Marin lost. He was ordered to pay Woods in the vicinity of $40,000. However, he never made that payment because Woods pardoned him.
Marin had contracted the services of Saldivar, who did not collect a penny to represent him.
he sad, sordid San Pedro story of Faye Lin
An American couple, David Doehm, 56, and his wife Anke Doehm, 56, both residents of San Pedro, appeared in front of Chief Magistrate Ann Marie Smith, along with their attorneys, to be arraigned on a charge of cruelty to a child.
The couple was remanded to prison after a submission by Director of Public Prosecutions Cheryl-Lynn Vidal, S.C., who objected to the court granting the couple bail on the grounds that they are flight risks.
When the hearing began, and Chief Magistrate Smith asked Anke Doehm how she was pleading, DPP Vidal rose to inform the court that the case is a very serious one and will be heard on indictment. So no plea was taken from the two.
The allegation against the two is that between January 1, 2017 and July 3, 2017, they endangered the welfare of Faye Lin Cannon, 13.
Hammon Lemoth, 23, succumbs to 2 gunshot wounds in the head
After spending the last 50 days fighting for his life after being shot twice in the head, Ontario resident Hammon Lemoth, 23, is dead. According to a relative, he died at around 11 o’clock this morning while receiving medical attention at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital (KHMH).
A source close to Lemoth’s family told us that he had been released from the KHMH on Tuesday, but was re-admitted last night after his blood sugar level collapsed dramatically.
On the night of May 23, Lemoth was shot twice in the head when a gunman entered his workplace at LD’s barbershop on Central American Boulevard in Belize City. The injuries caused him to lose his motor skills, which caused him to lose the ability to care for himself.
Belize teen girl saved from human traffickers
The Immigration Department has long warned Belizeans against leaving the country through unregulated border crossings, especially along the Orange Walk border, which leads to Botes, Mexico.
Today, the Senator representing the Non-Governmental Community, Osmany Salas, recounted a case of suspected human trafficking which would have been successful if authorities had not acted swiftly.
He recounted that last night, a woman informed him that her teenage daughter had run away from home. He revealed that the worried mother was able to ascertain that her daughter had crossed the border at Botes, along with several other girls who had all been in the company of an unidentified man and woman.
Belize’s Warriors FC (Rush Belize) playing big in Colorado, USA
Our Belize U-13 football ambassadors, Warriors FC (Rush Belize) are giving very good account of themselves in the Rush Fest tournament in Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA. The team left Belize on Saturday afternoon (not Sunday, as we mistakenly indicated in our Tuesday issue.). Starting on Monday of this week, the team has played 3 games so far, winning two by convincing scores of 8-0 and 9-2, but lost today, 2-0.
Daniel Fabro is the director of the club, with head coach Santi Valencia, coaches, Wilmore Staine and Julius Allen, and assistant coach Dmitri Fabro. The 15 players on the team are from different districts.
Cricket News – Excellence vs Summer Fever in cricket finals
The Belize National Cricket Association (BNCA) reported today on the latest action in the Harrison Parks National Cricket Competition 2017. Following is that report:
The cricket match (game two of the semifinals) between Excellence of Double Head Cabbage and Brilliant of Crooked Tree was completed on Sunday, July 9, in Double Head Cabbage.
Brilliant batted a total of 207 runs. Calbert Reynolds top scored with 65 runs, and Lawrence Banner took three wickets.
Excellence batted a total of 210 with 8 wickets fallen; but the last wicket was at bat, as Excellence had one player short. Kenroy Roca top scored for Excellence with 37 runs, and Ian Broaster took 2 wickets.
BDFA Interoffice football under way
The Belize District Football Association (BDFA) Interoffice Football Tournament 2017 kicked off last night at the MCC Grounds with two games played. In the opener, Deportivo Los Alcones won, 1-0, over Ramada Eco Nature, on a goal by David Lopez (58’). And in the nightcap, Fiscal Attraction FC dropped Tourist Village Tennants, 3-2, with a goal apiece from Douglas Bowen (15’), Michael Hernandez (34’) and Kendice Williams (51’); while Tourist Village got a goal each from Nuri Garbutt (22’) and Hector Martinez (26’).
Tonight’s games feature Tourist Village/Transparent BPO FC vs BTL at 7:30 p.m., followed by Belize City Council vs Latino FC.
“In the Paint” – Interoffice basketball round-up
The Kings utilized a 28 to 13 third-quarter run to overcome an 11-point first-half deficit, eventually winning by the final score of 85-74 over BTL last Friday night in the nightcap game of Interoffice Basketball, at the St. Martin De Porres Swift Hall Auditorium. Kings’ Jacob Leslie knocked down five threes on his way to a 29-point night, while leading his team to the big come-from-behind victory. Down at the conclusion of first-half play, Leslie made scoring his very clear goal in the second half. Farron Louriano added 25 points 7 rebounds on 6 of 13 from the field.
Meanwhile, BTL’s Lennox Bowman finished with 26 points on 9 of 24 from the field, while his teammate, Jason Vasquez contributed 13 points in the loss.
Editorial: The storming of the Bastille – July 14, 1789
For the last 48 years at Kremandala we have been stewards of a process which has sought to enlighten the Belizean people about important and relevant issues. We did not think that 48 years after the establishment of this newspaper, the education system of this country would be as backward and repressive as it is. That’s the bad news. The good news is that, with minority support from the Belizean people, Kremandala has sustained a process which allows for the airing and discussion of, yes, important and relevant issues.
In the two twentieth century world wars (1914-1918 and 1939-1945), the British and the French were allies, but for all the nine centuries before that, leading up to the time of Napoleon Bonaparte in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, the British and the French were, most often, blood enemies. A mere twenty six miles of the English Channel separated the British island from the French European mainland, but those twenty six miles probably saved Britain from Napoleon’s France.
From the Publisher
At the time, the Battle of St. George’s Caye did not seem to be that big a deal because no one knew that it would be the last major attack on the settlement of Belize by the Spanish viceroyalty in the Yucatan.
The reason why the skirmish in September of 1798 was the last such Spanish offensive was because of what was happening in Europe, beginning with the French Revolution in 1789, and what was happening in the Caribbean, beginning with the Haitian Revolution in 1791.
The storming of the Bastille prison by the French masses in Paris on July 14, 1789, led to a social transformation in France which unleashed serious energies. For whatever it was worth, a man of the people, so to speak, rose to military power in France and ended up actually declaring himself Emperor of France in 1804. He was a Corsican by the name of Napoleon Bonaparte, and one of the reasons he became a legend was because he fought on the battlefield along with his soldiers. The French army became the most fearsome in Europe, so much so that by 1808 Napoleon was able to place one of his brothers, Joseph, on the Spanish throne.
Ending the appointed Senate …
Whoever has been championing the elected Senate (an essential part of the republican system) must be careful that their grinning lips don’t split all the way around and join at the back of their heads, for that would be a decapitation. Effectively, the disrespect showed our “parliamentary” Senate by the two Ministers, Martinez and Castro, disrespect that went unchecked, put an end to the appointed Senate in Belize. We should dismantle this thing now, cut the charade and move on.
Pity the knife that turns on itself. Of course, Martinez and Castro will never see the insides of Cabinet again, not via the republican system, the new vehicle they just ushered into town. All hail the new system in Belize! Carla and Godwin should pack their bags and go, before they are ordered to do so.
San Pedro Ambergris Caye: two distinct, different communities!
Over the years power on the island of San Pedro Ambergris Caye has slowly been transferred from the local San Pedranos to the foreign white-dominated expatriate elite. They have become to the island, what the British colonial government was to the then, colony of Belize. Through the control of the lucrative tourism industry, they have managed to garnish the most prized real estate and virtually dominate the financial atmosphere of the island. In so doing, as money has done in every other economy, they have wrestled away power from the locals.
The foreign elite in San Pedro over the years have become more and more untouchable, for the simple fact that they control the economy. They have managed to divide the island into two distinct different communities. One, the playground for the rich tourists and well-to-do Belizeans, and the other part for the dirt poor residents who cater to their needs.
The structure is such that it is almost impossible for those at the poorest levels of the economic totem pole to work themselves out of poverty because the cost of living is so high. This is because even though San Pedro remains a huge tax base for the nation because of the huge influx of much needed foreign currency, it is offered little or no relief to alleviate the tax burden on the ordinary citizen. It is incomprehensible that a community that gives so much to the nation, is offered so little in return to improve their standard of living.
A call for peace to the Belizean black youth!
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’s documentary film on the Belize gang crisis called, “Abdul Marin Nunez and 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 are a medium through which the visual artist protests and resists 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. It is a powerful non-violent weapon for the cultural and political activist.
RIGHT TO THE POINT: Domestic violence! How is it dealt with under our law?
There is so much to write about violence, because from my little perch and over four decades of life in my little Belize… I have seen where we have become a very violent society and where in all forms, forums, and facets of our daily lives we have become violent to each other. Sadly, too often we have become so accustomed to or immune to violence that we are comfortable in it.
The violence against us by gun may just be the extreme, since we experience social violence by our political leaders, sometimes subtle and sometimes not so subtle. The attacks and rudest and most violent of conduct by the supposedly “honourable” Ministers Castro and Boots are just a perfect example of the blatant violence our political leaders display against us… but more importantly against us women. Then there is the subtle violence of denying us better health care, educational access, social services, etc. because of the mismanagement of our funds by handouts and political bribes that keep the masses dependent and abused… that is called financial violence.
New Zika research finds virus in 5% of donor blood samples in Belize
According to the Zika update published by UNICEF on July 10, although the trend of reported new cases in Central America continues to decrease, Belize is an exception.
The anomaly here might be the result of a changing testing regimen, which has seen more samples sent to neighboring Mexico for analysis, and a spike in Zika cases in northern Belize recorded since last November. Previously, Belize, unable to test for Zika in-country, had accessed limited testing assistance for high-risk cases from the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) in Trinidad and Tobago.
Beyond the assistance from Mexico, a medical alliance of professionals from the USA has teamed up with officials here under a 5-year project intended to study Zika and other arbo-viruses in Belize, namely Dengue and Chikungunya. According to Director of Health Services, Dr. Marvin Manzanero, donated blood collected from the various regional hospitals (reflecting samples from across Belize) was tested as a part of the exercise and Zika was found at a prevalence of 5% – near the prevalence rate of the wider Belize population.
District hardest hit by unemployment also sees biggest rise in property crimes
The Police Department has released the mid-year major crime statistics, and our analysis of the data has revealed that the district which currently reports the highest unemployment rate of 13% (according to a recent release by the Statistical Institute of Belize) is also the district which saw the highest increase in property crimes for the first half of this year.
According to the official police data, Stann Creek saw spikes in all three crime categories: robbery, burglary and theft, even as other districts, such as Toledo and Orange Walk, saw notable declines. Nationally, property crimes increased from 2015 to 2016 but fell from 2016 to 2017. We note that the fall in property crimes for January to June 2017, when compared to the same period last year, was 26%, while the fall in personal crimes: murder, rape and unlawful sexual intercourse, was 12%.
“I don’t know the Harmouchs”, said Minister Montero
ayo Central area representative, Rene Montero, today testified before the Senate Select Committee tasked with investigating the Auditor General Dorothy Bradley’s Special Audit of the Immigration Department which documented major irregularities and illegalities.
Montero was named in relation to the shady issuance of nationality certificates to two Lebanese individuals —Saad Harmouch and Wael Harmouch, based in San Pedro Town, which falls within the Belize Rural South constituency.
When the committee asked why was it that he had recommended the two persons for nationality certificates even though they were not his constituents, Montero used the Immigration Department as his scapegoat.
His explanations left our newspaper with more questions than answers regarding election fraud and the politicization of our public institutions.
Faye Lin’s adoptive mother and husband charged with cruelty to a child
Yesterday, Wednesday, July 12, David and Anke Doehm were arrested and charged with “cruelty to a child” in connection with the death of 13-year-old Faye Lin Cannon, which occurred while the child was in their care.
The young girl was found dead on her bed on the morning of July 3, and a post-mortem examination on July 6 certified the cause of her death as compression on the chest causing internal hemorrhage, and sexual and physical abuse. The compression was of such force that it caused three of her ribs to break, one of which punctured her heart.
The charges were brought on indictment, which means the trial will take place at the Supreme Court. This announcement was made yesterday by the Office of the Director of Public Prosecution.
Toddler drowns in pit latrine
A baby of the Maya Mopan area, Belmopan fell into an outdoor pit latrine and drowned. The incident happened shortly before 5:30 p.m., on Thursday, when the little girl, 17-month-old Teresa Coy went missing. Her mother, Teresa Teul, 26, told police that the baby was […]
Man shot 7 weeks ago dies
A man who was shot in the head over seven weeks ago has died of the gunshot injury. 23-year-old Hammon Lemoth, a barber, succumed on Thursday morning. Lemoth was cutting a client’s hair inside One Love barber shop on Central American Boulevard on May 23, […]
Taiwan waives visa restrictions for friendly nations
In a move to solidify its relationship with Caribbean allies, the Republic of China (Taiwan) announced this week that it would relax visa restrictions for 10 friendly nations. Residents of Belize, the Dominican Republic, Guatemala, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, and St. Vincent and […]
CARICOM supports Belize against Guatemala at Heads of Government conference
Belize received unanimous support from leaders from throughout the Caribbean community (CARICOM) who attended the 38th Regular Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) in St George’s, Grenada last week. The CARICOM leaders reiterated their support for the sovereignty, […]
BECOL breaks ground for new headquarters
An official ground breaking ceremony was held last Thursday at the Xuana Vista Estate at mile 69 on the George Price highway to mark the site of the future headquarters of the Belize Electric Company Ltd. (BECOL). The hydroelectric company’s headquarter building is at the design stage […]
Twelve participants complete solar maintenance course
Twelve participants form all over the country have successfully completed an eight-day Solar Care Taking course, hosted by Solar Energy Solutions Belize (SESB). SESB hosted the training course at the company’s show system in Teakettle Village, from June 26 to July 6. SESB customized the training for […]
Roads damaged by recent rains refurbished and reopened
Two roads that were made impassable by the effects of the recent rains have been refurbished and reopened to vehicular traffic. Two weeks ago, a flash flood that swept through western Belize washed away a portion of the Calla Creek/Bullet Tree access road in the […]
New bus terminal, vehicle registration and drivers licensing system coming soon
Drivers across the country will soon have a new vehicle registration and drivers licensing system to complement a new bus terminal to facilitate buses from all over Belize in the coming months. This week, Minister of Transport, Edmond Castro discussed the two projects with the […]
American Heart Association says coconut oil is unhealthy
Coconut oil has, for years, been the most popular cooking oil for Belizeans, because of its rich taste, as well as what past studies have shown – that it is good for human consumption. Perhaps as popular as its taste, coconut oil has been the […]
PACT and UB partners to offer scholarship opportunities
A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed between the University of Belize (UB) and the Protected Area Conservation Trust (PACT) on Monday, July 10, in order to provide five Bachelors scholarship to qualified students. The implementation of the scholarship opportunity valued at $50,000 is geared at enhancing […]
Teen boy executed in San Pedro Town
. San Pedro police are investigating the murder of 16-year-old Julian Tun who was executed on Saturday night just hours after he arrived on the island to visit a female friend. Around 11:00 p.m on July 8, multiple shots rang out on Sea Grapes Drive in front of […]
Driver to be charged in weekend RTA
After days of investigation, police have issued a notice of intended prosecution (NIP) to the driver in a fatal road traffic accident that occurred on the Philip Goldson Highway over the weekend. Police announced on Tuesday that they are seeking to lay charges against Anthony Humes, a […]
Guatemalan bandit killed by police in carjacking attempt
A failed carjacking attempt has led to the death of a Guatemalan national and gunshot injuries to another after they were engaged in a shootout with Belizean authorities over the weekend. The men, both residents of Melchor De Mencos, Guatemala, have been identified as 37-year-old Ervin Rene […]
In our last week’s Editorial we did not intend to infer that the Ministry of Education was not doing a good job in educating the young men and women entrusted to its care. We said what we intended to say: that the Ministry has not been able to improve the […]
Suspected child killers charged with ‘cruelty’
Anke and David Doehm, the Americans accused of killing their adopted daughter in San Pedro, were charged with ‘cruelty to a child’ in relation to the death of 13-year-old Faye Lin Cannon on Thursday and were remanded to the Belize Central Prison, while the murder […]
Defense Ministry not bothered by BDF equipment in civilian hands
Neither the Belize Defense Force nor the Ministry of Defense is conducting any investigation into how a Mexican national and an Orange Walk resident came into possession of almost 100 BDF uniforms and other BDF equipment. Both the BDF and the Ministry have said that […]
Cops bust 25 lbs of weed in BPMS van
Orange Walk police, based on intelligence gathered by the department, made a bust of 25 pounds of marijuana being transported by a Belize Package and Mail Service (BPMS) driver in one of the popular courier service’s company vans this week. Thirty-one-year-old Jose Garcia, the driver […]
Two more ministers before Senate Committee
Two more seated Cabinet ministers testified before the Senate Special Select Committee this week: Minister of Tourism and Civil Aviation, Manuel Heredia Jr., and Minister of Works, Rene Montero. The ministers took the witness stand on Wednesday to answer for recommendations they made for nationality, […]
Murders, major crime down, says ComPol; but so are arrests
The crime statistics for 2017, at least up to the end of June, show that major crimes are down, compared to the end of June, 2016. The Commissioner of Police, Allen Whylie, shared the numbers with the media on Tuesday, and his boss, Minister of […]
Breaking Belize News
Belmopan infant drowns in toilet
According to police reports, last night around 6:30, Belmopan Police visited the Western Regional Hospital where officers saw the body of 17-month-old Teresa Coy.
Investigations have revealed that around 5:00 p.m. Coy, along with other family members were at their house in Maya Mopan playing when baby Teresa reportedly left their sight.
Faye Lin Cannon’s adopted father launches custody battle for remaining siblings
Following the death of Faye Lin Cannon, her adopted mother and step-father have been remanded to the Hattieville prison.
However, Faye’s three other siblings remain in the care of the Ministry of Human Development.
Information to BBN is that the Ministry is allowed to keep them for the next three months.
Police report fatal traffic accident on Southern highway
According to police reports, there was a fatal Road traffic accident around 12:40 a.m. today.
The accident occurred between miles 37-38 on the Southern Highway.
Popular Orange Walk bar robbed
Last night, La Nueva Nostalgia Bar in Orange Walk town was robbed of $2,500.
According to the owner, Isis Sanchez, two men entered the establishment and one of them was armed with a gun.
Gunshot victim succumbs after 50 days
Belize City cops are currently investigating another case of murder. That is because Hammon Lemoth, 23, died on Thursday morning.
After close to 50 days of fighting for his life, he passed away just before midday at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital yesterday.
PUP Leader calls for investigation into BDF uniforms
Leader of the PUP, John Briceno is calling for an investigation into the discovery of uniforms belonging to the Belize Defense Force in a home in Orange Walk town.
According to reports, the Ministry of Defense sent the uniforms to the Ministry of Finance for destruction. Some of the uniforms were also found with a Mexican who was heading to Botes from Belize.
PUP leader says DPP should charge ministers
Yesterday, Leader of the People’s United Party, John Briceno told 7 News that the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) needs to investigate criminal charges to be brought against the ministers who have testified thus far in the ongoing Senate hearings.
Shyne gearing up for Mesop run
Political aspirant for the Mesopotamia Division, Shyne Barrow, son of prime Minister Dean Barrow, said this week that the has been actively doing the groundwork in the constituency in preparation for the next general elections.
Barrow said that apart from walking the division everyday, he is spearheading registration for residents who have become of legal voting age; and has already registered about 30 residents. Barrow has also secured new backboards for the basketball court on Euphrates Street, and is planning on holding a basketball tournament there next Saturday.
ASR Group to combat incoming sugar industry issues with productivity
The American Sugar Refineries (ASR) Group, owners of Belize Sugar Industries (BSI), is planning on using increased productivity to combat the low world price of sugar and Belize’s loss of preferential European markets later this year.
Vice President of International Relations for the ASR Group, Mac McLachlan, explained that Belize already has an advantage above many sugar producers in the region because the country produces direct consumption sugar (DCS), which can be sold directly into the market without any further refining.
Beautiful bites, a delicious way to eradicate an invasive species!
Eat Lionfish you might ask?! Yes, and they are delicious! Once you dispose of the spines, there is no risk of envenomation, and you’re free to prepare your lionfish as you choose. Lionfish have moist, buttery meat that is often compared to hogfish and grouper. The mild taste and flakey texture allow the fish to be prepared in a wide variety of different ways. From raw to deep fried, grilled to blackened, Lionfish dishes are bound to fit anyone’s taste. By eating Lionfish, you’re not only treating yourself to a new, tasty dish, but also doing your part to help save native reef fish from this voracious predator. Not to mention it’s good for you! Did you know Lionfish have proven to be high in Omega 3 fats, which play a crucial role in brain function and may reduce the risk of heart disease.
First Day of the National Corn Festival 2017 held in Corozal
National Cornfest is A festival designed to celebrate culture, music, the best of Belize in traditional and modern twist on the main foods, corn, coconut, BBQ, meat, fire, beers, live music, Competitions:Latin dance competition Coconut huxing, Corn on the Cob, Tacos Eating, BBQ and Creole, unusual games, bartender faceoff, parade and pageantry.
National Corn Coconut & BBQ Festival is a pretty good cross section of Belize Community. All on the same page when it comes to making this festival happen and in a way that in inclusive to not only Corozalean but the community of Belize at large and is not politically connected. Our goal is to help create and maintain what's necessary to sustain this festival to remain a signature event of the Corozal District and an annual event promoting Corozal as a viable tourist destination. We seek to work with the community and interested organizations at large in a very respectful and mutually beneficial way for Coroza
TEDx Belmopan - Launch of 2017 Event, 32min.
Airbender YOGA Studio - Introduction to Pilates, 19min.
Grace & You - Grace Mi Crazy Shrimp (Jamaican Jerk Style), 31min.
BTB Virtual Expo, 32min.
Joyful 2 Concert, 23min.
Pallotti Convent, 24min.
Belize Now | Episode 26 - Friday, July 14th, min. In tonight’s headlines: The Hummingbird Highway is being upgraded, The Attorney General talks anti-corruption, Belizean youths are consulted, Crime is down in 2017, and the Social Investment Fund takes a tour down south. These stories and more on this week’s edition of Belize Now. Thanks for joining us on this Friday, July 14th, 2017!
Barracuda Catch and Cook Fail in Belize, 18min. On this of catch and cook I decided to visit the island of ambergris caye in Belize. I originally went after a Great Barracuda, but quickly changed to a tasty .
Fishing Belize, 17min. Had an awesome week fishing off the coast of Belize. This should be on every anglers bucket list. Before you go make sure and contact capt George Bradley. On my second day in Belize I went fishing with capt George Bradley. He put me on one of the largest Bonefish I have ever caught. This place is truly paradise .
Witt joins friend and fellow fishing guide Will Flack in the pursuit of tarpon, bonefish and permit in the crystal clear waters of San Pedro, Belize.
This video documentary is about the sustainable fisheries initiatives underway in Belize that employ various management tools, such as rights-based .
Belize 2017, 10min. Our first Scuba Diving Trip to San Pedro, Belize!
BELIZE TRIP 2017, 4min. My family and I took a trip to Belize, Central America this summer. Here's some footage from it. Enjoy! :)
kids swimming with sharks in Belize, 1min.
Catch and Cook Caribbean Style Snapper in Belize, 17min. On this of catch and cook I decided to visit the island of ambergris caye in Belize. I originally went after a Great Barracuda, but quickly changed to a tasty .
Belize Travel Video Guide | Ambergris Caye, 6.5min. I spent the last 5 days in Belize learning about the culture, eating great food, and experiencing world class fishing. This should be a bucket list item for everyone.
The Belize Lobster Fest - San Pedro Lobster Fest 2017, 6min. On Friday June, 23rd, 2017 I took a spontaneous trip upon last minute to check out the San Pedro Lobster festival for the first time ever.
I Spent the Friday and Saturday there. The video attached below shows my journey from San Ignacio to San Pedro. It doesn't go into much details as to what the San Pedro Lobster Fest is or all the activities, but I've written most of the details in this blog. I hope you find it insightful.
Manatee in Belize, 1/4min. An awesome experience swimming with manatees in Belize. This was a large male.
Tarpon feed Belize, 2min.
Swimming with Sharks and Stingrays! Exploring The Beautiful Clear Ocean!, 13min. Come with me as I discover what lies in the beautiful clear waters of Belize! I get to swim with Sharks! Stingrays! and many tropical fishes!