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The San Pedro Sun

Shooting in San Pedrito
Police have confirmed a shooting incident in the San Pedrito Area. Initial information indicates that three persons were injured. No further report is available at this time.

Belize’s Cabinet undergoes reshuffling
On August 10th the Government of Belize released an updated list of Cabinet and Chief Executive Officers (CEO) within the Ministries of governance. This marks the third reshuffling of the Cabinet since the last General Election in 2015. The first change in Cabinet came on August 1, 2016, nine months after Prime Minister Dean Barrow installed the members of his Cabinet and Senate who would be assisting him in running the country for the 2015-2020 term. The urgent reshuffling on August 2016 came after corruption scandals within the Ministry of National Security erupted, and when key Cabinet Ministers were alleged to be associating with accused murdered and international con-artist William ‘Danny’ Mason.

Caye Talkers Donates $10,000 to Hope Haven Children’s Shelter
Raise Me Up has received a donation of $10,000 towards the Hope Haven (Children’s Shelter) project by Caye Talkers Limited, located in Belize City. Raise Me Up board members received this donation at the shelter, which is currently under construction, located across from the Maya Island Air terminal. Raise Me Up will utilize this substantial donation to assist in the completion of the development phase of the project, and it comes at a time that is crucial to purchase the necessary construction materials to complete the first floor, which will serve as the community center (operated by SHINE). The donation not only allows for the purchase of materials, but shows the commitment of Belize-local organizations that endorse the need for a children’s home and services center on the island of Ambergris Caye. Caye Talkers joins the list of Belizean company donations towards Raise Me Up and its projects, alongside Belize Bank Limited, Atlantic International Bank, Belize Telemedia Limited, and Benny’s along with Grand Caribe.

Shark fishing season comes to a close; Marine conservationists continue advocating for shark protection
The Belize Fisheries Department (BFD) is reminding licensed fishermen and the public in general that the shark fishing season officially closed from August 1st until October 31, 2017. At such, everyone is also reminded that no person or establishment shall have in possession any shark meat during the closed period. The fishing activity continues to cause controversy within environmental organizations in Belize. In previous occasions they have called upon the Government of Belize (GOB) to consider making changes in fishing legislation and protect the shark population in the country, but so far nothing has been done.

Pilot episode of La Isla Bonita Telenovela along with other Belizean films to debut at Barbados’ Carifesta
Three Belizean films have been selected to be featured at Carifesta, the annual Festival of Arts in Barbados. The festival takes place from August 17th to the 27th and will feature Caribbean culture, music, literary arts, visual arts, theatre, dance and film. La Isla Bonita Telenovela and ‘I Had To do It, will make its debut at the festival on Saturday, August 19th and will have a second screening on Wednesday, August 23rd , while, ‘Manna,’ will be screen on Monday, August 21st ,Wednesday, August 23rd , and Saturday, August 26th at the Olympus VIP Theatres.

Misc Belizean Sources

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Which internet speed works for you?
Ok So Diginet is now officially advertised. Some useful info for people who aren't too savvy in bandwidth. I am an active online gamer and stream regularly. In the different packages they claim you cant game online or stream HD on package 1 & 2. Is this a marketing scheme or someone needs to adjust this and say Not recommend? And Why? because as I can recall gaming and streaming recommend that you have 2Mbps or higher. As long as I can remember even though DSL was crappy at times gaming and streaming was good on 2Mb & 4 Mb connections...just incase some people are trying to save a lil money and choose the right plan

The Republic of China (Taiwan) bestows USD$221,850.00 to Belize for the Prevention and Control of Chronic Renal Failure
The Embassy of the Republic of China (Taiwan) is pleased to announce that on Monday, August 14th, 2017 at 11:00AM at the Corozal Community Hospital, H.E. Ambassador Charles Liu, on behalf of the Republic of China (Taiwan), will bestow the first disbursement of US$ 221,850 to Hon. Pablo Marin, Minister of Health, for the Capacity Building Project for the Prevention and Control of Chronic Renal Failure in Belize (hereinafter referred to as the “Renal Failure Prevention Project”). The “Renal Failure Prevention Project” was implemented on February 10, 2016. Through this project, 51 Medical Officers, 7 Dialysis Nurses and 79 Community Health Workers were trained by 4 Seed instructors last year. The 9 Dialysis Nurses as well have been certified as “Registered Dialysis Nurse” by the Nurse and Midwives Council of Belize.

Shooter misses victim who was talking to a cop
As a result of reports of shots fired on Friday night, police made checks in the Jane Usher Boulevard area where 2 male persons approached 44 year old Sidney Ellis. Ellis was talking to two females one of whom is a WPC or Woman Police Corporal. One of the men shot at him but missed and Ellis returned fire with his licensed firearm and the two gunmen escaped.

"kastro Kid" wanted again for incident police previously said he was not wanted
Since the reports are regularly being called false, I leave the exact quote sent from police press officer Raphael Martinez who has not been transferred out of the unit as Fitzroy Yearwood has following his report of Castro being wanted. Martinez says "Reference to the assault upon Kevin Brown on 6/8/17 warrants have been issued for the arrest of Gilbert Franklin, Jafari Castro and James Young for Harm while Gilbert Franklin will be additionally charged for Aggravated Assault.

Driver Park Ranger opening
FCD announces a Job opportunity. Contact us promptly

Warm welcome from Mayor Cunningham of Waulkegan, Illinois (on my right) and Ambassador Daniel Gutierrez
the new Belizean ambassador to the United States (on my left). We are here to support a scholarship fundraising gala tonight for Belizeans at home - UBNI - United Belizeans in Northern Illinois!

Social Media for the Travel Industry Training
Attention Corozal Tourisn Stakeholders. Free Social Media for the Travel Industry Training for all Corozal BTIA Members.To register and secure your space contact us at membership@btia.org or 227-1144.

Corozal Heritage Plaza Public Consultation
Tuesday, August 15th at 6:30 p.m. at the Corozal Town Hall.

Gift of Life Belize's Pediatric Cardiology Center
Please help us share the word on our Gift of Life Clinic sessions for August 2017.

The Reporter

Man critical following traffic accident
Juan Chavin, 57, a resident of St Matthew’s village is in a critical condition following a traffic accident on the George Price highway. Chavin was ridimg a bicycle between miles 37 and 38 on Thursday night when he was struck from behind, leaving him with severe facial injuries. Chavin is in the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital, and police investigations continue.

Two police officers charged with ‘extortion’
Two police officers assigned to the Punta Gorda police station have been arrested and charged with ‘extortion’ against a high school principal. The charge against WPC Jenny Tanner and PC Arden Jones follows an incident on Tuesday when a vehicle was intercepted at a checkpoint for not having valid insurance. The principal reported to police that the officers transported her to the police station, and that on the way, Tanner told her that the offense was a serious one, and that her driver’s license would be revoked and her vehicle impounded. According to the principal, Tanner said she should settle with them. She continued that Jones, who was at the checkpoint, arrived at the station and asked her how much she was willing to pay them to overlook the matter and she said $300. She said Tanner allowed ber to go for the money and she came back and gave them $400, after which she was released.

Fatal hit and run on George Price highway
A man was knocked down and killed on the George Price Highway early Saturday morning. The incident happened at around 1:00 a.m., near Cotton Tree village and claimed the life of Oscar Cermenio. Police say Cermenio was still alive when they found him with broken legs, and chest and head injuries. He died at about 5:15 a.m. Police investigations continue.

Breaking Belize NewsPJ

BSCAP rejects Shyne’s claims
The Belizean Society of Composers and Publishers (BSCAP) has issued a release accepting former CEO Shyne Barrow’s resignation adding that it is “disappointed and saddened by the way Mr. Barrow is choosing to handle this matter.” “Specifically as it relates to the financial accusations – the […]

Warrant issued for arrest of Jafari Castro in Kevin Brown assault
A warrant has been issued for the arrest of Jafari Castro, Gilbert Franklin and James Young for the assault of Kevin Brown, which happened last week in San Pedro and reportedly caused Brown to fall into a coma. According to police, Castro and Young are […]

Fatal hit and run near Cotton Tree
One man is dead following a hit and run accident which happened just before Cotton Tree village around 1:00 this morning on the George Price highway. According to police, Oscar Cermenio was found on the highway alive but had sustained severe injuries including two broken legs, […]

Twelve nations address Venezuela crisis
The Foreign Ministers and Representatives of Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay and Peru met in Lima, Peru on August 8, 2017. The meeting was to address the critical situation in Venezuela and explore ways to contribute to the […]

BTB conducts Digital Marketing training for tour operators
The Belize Tourism Board (BTB) is conducting a digital marketing training as part of its strategic plan to equip tour operators with pertinent marketing skills and information in order to be more competitive. The training workshops saw 16 tour operators participating in Placencia village and Belize […]

Youths Engaged in Agriculture Summer Camp Concludes
The Belmopan Police department and the Ministry of Agriculture concluded their 2017 Youths enga.. Youths Engaged in Agriculture Summer Camp Concludes The Belmopan Police Department and the Ministry of Agriculture concluded their 2017 Youths Engaged in Agriculture summer camp on Saturday, August 5. The camp […]

Judgment day for Eldred Neal
The Belmopan branch of the Public Service Union (PSU) is summoning PSU President Eldred Neal to a special meeting tomorrow, to put an end to Neal’s suspension and the surrounding issues. Neal, who has been on suspension since May, due to derogatory remarks he made about the […]

International Sourcesizz

Belize Bar considers calling for Guyana-born CJ’s resignation
The Bar Association of Belize is considering calling for the resignation of Guyana-born Chief Justice (CJ) Kenneth Benjamin, given the extensive backlog of cases which presently exists. This is according to media reports which state that a decision was made to delay its call in keeping with a promise made by Justice Benjamin to work on remedying the situation during his vacation time.

Videos

  • Invasion of the crabs, 1/4min. Creepy right?! There were hundreds scurrying across in the yard last night. Watching, waiting...

  • Fight Night in San Ignacio , 2.5hr.

  • El Oro Dulce Azucar: Orange Walk, 5.5min. Documentary from long ago: Orange Walk people you will see includes Baldemar Hernandez. BSI personel Gregorio Nah, Felicita Cantun.

  • Cockscomb Jaguar Reservat: Tiger Fern Trail • Belize, 10min. Heute waren wir im Cockscomb Jaguar Reservat in Belize und sind den Tiger Fern Trail gelaufen. War gar nicht so anstrengend, wie einige behaupten und am Ende sogar mit einem Wasserfall allein für uns!

  • San Ignacio, Belize | Exploring caves in Belize!, 3min. Today we went tubing through some of the caves in San Ignacio! We decided not to go for one of the hard core caves, but to have a relaxing float down the river! It was a nice introduction to caving, without being to strenuous or freaky!

  • A view of secret beach in Belize, 2.5min.

  • Beautiful Belize, 6min. Lark Caye, Private Heaven, Bird Island, King Lewey's Island Resort, Placencia, Belize Barrier Reef, Belize

  • Diving Turneffe Atol, Belize with Allison & Jerry,11 min. This was an excellent dive on the Turneffe Atol, in Belize while we were staying in Caye Caulker, Belize. Check out the hawks bill turtle, free swimming moray eels, tons of tropical fish and nurse sharks. This was an amazing dive trip.

  • Diving San Pedro, Belize with Allison & Jerry, 12min. San Pedro is packed full of fantastic dive sites. You simply can not go wrong on this trip. We were diving with Belize Dive Services out of Caye Caulker and we thoroughly enjoyed our experience with them.

  • Lamanai: Mayan Site, 43min. Speedboat trip up the New River to the Belize Mayan site of Lamanai (submerged crocodile). According to our guide, 50 thousand people inhabited this one location at its peak. Monkeys, crocodiles, and colorful birds are seen on New River and at Lamanai.

  • Logging in belize, 3min.

  • San Pedro Belize Mexico Rocks, 12min.

  • Belize Isla Caye Caulker, 6min.

  • Belize 2017 - Ziplining in Bocawina Rainforest, 2.5min.

  • Belize 2017- San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, 4min.