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The San Pedro Sun

Police have confirmed one man was murdered during a shooting incident on Barrier Reef Drive
Allegedly the incident occurred at a bar and is in connection to the murder of Scott Charles. Police are on the scene investigating another shooting incident on the island. One person is suspected dead. We will continue updating as information becomes available. Police have confirmed the identity of the deceased as Armando Lopez of San Pedrito Area.

Letter to the Editor: Land use oversight
Dear Editor, I own land near the Hol Chan Resort, south of San Pedro. Recently, when I decided to build a home on one of my lots, I was required to submit the building plans to the appropriate SPTC department for approval. I was happy to comply as I understand how important land use oversight is to an island dependent on tourism, particularly eco-tourism. Over the past week or so, another south island land owner has bull dozed acres of land, destroying considerable native vegetation (save for a few palm trees) and displacing a lot of wildlife. I just wondered if there was land use oversight provided here, as well? Is the land that is being bull dozed part of a development plan that has already been approved?

Wolfe’s Woofer: Rough Night
“I’ll have two egg tacos with bacon,” I told the lady at my favorite local food stand. I sat at the big picnic table and waited for Mario, my sometimes handyman, to arrive. When he finally came limping up, I barely recognized him. “Mario! What happened to you?” “I had a rough night, Mr. Dennis,” he said, showing me one hand in a cast and three fingers of the other hand bound in bandages. “What happened?”

Letter to the Editor: Destruction of the island
Dear Editor, What in the hell is going on South of the island??? Every day there is new acreage RAZED and destroyed by some short sighted idiot. Each time that I go into town, the views sicken me. I think there must be some oversight and control over actions that affect the lands and wildlife on Ambergris Caye. Please put a stop to the destruction of our beautiful island.

Doctor Love: Family First and No Selfies Please
Dear Doctor Love, My three sisters and I are very close and we live within ten hours of each other so our families get together as often as we can. This lets our kids stay in touch with their cousins and us sisters and the brothers-in-laws have a chance to find out what is going on in each others families. My problem is with one sister’s husband. Immediately after he eats, he asks for a place to have a nap and he will sleep for a couple of hours. He is in his thirties with no medical issues, so I wonder why he runs away leaving my sister alone with the rest of the couples. I think he is being rude. Should I talk to my sister? /s/Family First

Misc Belizean Sources

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Mr. George Kumul passes away
Mayor Daniel Guerrero, the San Pedro Town Council and Staff would like to extend its sincere condolences to the Kumul friends and family on the passing of Mr. George Kumul. May his soul rest in peace.

Ray by Rafael Gamero
I'm so thrilled to have my short story "Ray" out on Wasafiri today! It's been so long, and this story has become the beginning of a series of stories based around these two characters. Please share and read!

20th annual national Belikin 8-ball Tournament
Corozal has made it to the finals of the 20th annual national Belikin 8-ball Tournament. We need to beat Belize City twice to bring home the championship trophys. Haneen Shattaz playing strong. Let's go Haneen Shattaz.

Miss East Indian Belize 2017-2018
Shaenna Gilharry, 17 year-old student of Corozal is Miss East Indian Belize 2017-2018. Under the patronage of the Corozal Organization of East Indian Cultural Heritage (COEICH), Shaenna Gilharry was crowned Miss East Indian Belize 2017-2018 by outgoing Miss East Indian Belize 2016 Asia Gilharry. Shaenna will participate in the upcoming Miss Divali Nagar Queen 2017 pageant hosted by the National Council of Indian Culture of Trinidad and Tobago (NCIC TT) on October 16, 2017 in Trinidad & Tobago. "Representing Belize in Trinidad & Tobago means that I get an extraordinary experience to embrace the challenges I may encounter and take it as a learning experience. I aspire to do my best to represent our beautiful culture and all of our beautiful Belize. I am looking forward to capture and promote more of our tangible and intangible Indian heritage, gain new friends, and establish profitable and lasting connections to uplift me during my new venture as Miss East Indian Belize 2017-2018. Thanks to all for giving me the strength and inspiration to grow and learn. I endeavour to do my best for Belize." - Shaenna Gilharry.

The Reporter

Harvey could still threaten Belize
Weather forecasts indicate that the remnants of former Tropical Storm Harvey will continue to track west-northwestward through the Caribbean Sea and eventually into the Bay of Campeche where a regeneration of the system could occur this week. Hostile winds above broke Harvey apart on Saturday, rendering it to a cluster of disorganized shower and thunderstorm activity south of Jamaica. While a hurricane hunter aircraft has determined that the remnants of Harvey hadn’t regenerated into a tropical depression or tropical storm because it lacked a well-defined center, Harvey is forecast to enter the western Caribbean on Monday, where it can reorganize as it moves west-northwestward.

Man shot by Customs officer dies
Dwane Almendarez, 30, a resident of Union Town, Orange Walk, who was shot by Customs Department personnel on Tuesday, has died. Almendarez died early Saturday morning, after holding on for four days. A joint team of Belize Defense Force and Customs officers had searched a passenger bus on Tuesday and found Almendarez with contraband goods. Almendarez reportedly assaulted a customs officer when he tried to confiscate the goods, despite the BDF soldiers firing warning shots to deter the erupting altercation between authorities and the passengers.

Harvey dissipates; meteorologists still cautious
Tropical Storm Harvey has lost its strength and has been downgraded to a tropical wave; however, authorities are still monitoring its remains, as meteorologists suspect it can regain strength. As of this morning, the remnants of Harvey was centered near 14.3N and 71.8W or about 135 miles north of the Northern tip of Guajira Peninsula Colombia and about 765 miles east of Cabo Gracias a Dios on the Nicaraguan/Honduran border.

Breaking Belize NewsPJ

Three Belizeans alive after crashing into Mexican truck
Three persons are lucky to be alive and in a stable condition after their vehicle collided into a cargo truck. According to police reports at about 7:00pm on Friday police visited an area between miles 89 and 90 on the Phillip Goldson Highway. There police observed a red Freightliner Century Truck with a Mexican license plate on the left side of the highway in the direction of Corozal Town to the Northern Border.

Orange Walk police take gun off the streets
Orange Walk police have taken a gun off the streets of the, “Sugar City,” and out of the reach of criminal elements. The gun, a 9mm pistol was found in an undisclosed location in town.

Man’s fingers severed in Belize City shooting
A Belize City man escaped with two gunshots to his fingers after an attempt was made on his life last night. Just before 10 p.m. Randy Smith, 35, was walking through an alley on West Canal when he was approached by a man known to him.

Unidentified man found dead in Santa Cruz
Mango Creek police today discovered the body of a man in the Santa Cruz village of the Stann Creek District. Police reports revealed that just before 10 a.m. police saw the unidentified man with a large chop wound in the head and a large cut wound to the neck.

Blogs

11 Unique Trips To Take Before Your Child Turns 11
Cayo is 2nd on the list, of course, and it's all about culture and history. Cahal Pech is specifically mentioned. "Get your kids hooked on history with a trip to San Ignacio, Belize—which is one of your easier international trips, as it’s a relatively short flight from the United States and is an English-speaking country. If you go during the summertime, you’ll likely find renowned archaeologist Jaime Awe and his team working on an excavation at Cahal Pech, an ancient Mayan ruin. You’ll get the opportunity to witness them unearthing history, and the team will even field your questions. In addition to exploring the ruins, you can go cave tubing—which beats a lazy river any day."

International Sourcesizz

Two tropical systems continue to threaten the Caribbean
An Air Force Reserve Unit Hurricane Hunter aircraft investigating the remnants of Tropical Storm Harvey on Sunday found that the system still lacks a well-defined centre of circulation, and so far there is no indication of winds to tropical storm force. However, according to the National Hurricane Center (NHC) in Miami gradual development of this system is possible, and it could become a tropical cyclone once again as it moves west-northwestward across the northwestern Caribbean Sea, near the northern coast of Honduras, during the next day or two. The system is expected to reach Belize or the Yucatan Peninsula on Tuesday. Interests in northern Nicaragua, Honduras, Belize, and the Yucatan Peninsula should monitor the progress of this system.

Videos

  • Big Creek Port, 8min. Big Creek is a deep-water port on the Caribbean Sea in Belize's Toledo District (just south of the boundary with Stann Creek District), constructed in the 1990s. It is the nation's second most important port, after Belize City. Big Creek is the main port for Belize's banana industry; citrus fruit and shrimp are also exported from here. It is also the location from which oil, extracted from the fields of Spanish Lookout, is exported. Big Creek also was the location in which the Peter Hughes dive boat "Wave Dancer" capsized during Hurricane Iris in October 2001, killing 20 persons, comprising 3 crew members and 17 vacationing divers from Richmond, Virginia.Official report.

  • TICKET DEALS FOR THE 4TH ANNUAL SOCA AND JAZZ FEST FEATURING Machel Montano!!!!!, 1min. SEPT 20TH HOUR BAR FIELD - BELIZE CITY

  • Lighthouse Reef in Belize, 21min. The Cousteaus travel Belize to investigate a modern-day treasure map.

  • Harlem Globetrotter Melvin Adams in Belize, 14min. Melvin Adams is a former NBA player and Harlem Globetrotter. He came to Belize on August 16 - 19 to speak to Coast Guard, Fire and Police Departments, Men's Event and Strong Men Basketball Event. This video is from his session with the Coast Guard.

  • {HD} Gorgonians and Sponges, Belize Scuba Diving - 2017, 16min. 2017 Scuba diving in Belize, off Placencia. Gorgonians (Sea Fans, Sea Whips) are sessile colonial animals belonging to the order Gorgonacea in the class Anthozoa.

  • Placencia, Belize - 2017, 12min. Taking the bus from Hopkins to Placencia and a little exploration. A walking and driving tour of Placencia Village. The third stop on our 2017-17 trip to Belize. Placencia Village sits at the end of an 18 mile long spit of sand in southern Belize. We stayed at the Trade Winds.

  • Xunantunich Mayan Ruin Site in Belize, Central America - 2017, 8min. Xunantunich is an Ancient Maya archaeological site in western Belize, about 80 miles (130 km) west of Belize City, in the Cayo .

  • Belize Zoo, Belize Zoo in Central America - 2017, 6min. The Belize Zoo and Tropical Education Center is settled upon 29 acres of tropical savanna and exhibits over 170 animals, representing over 45 species, .

  • Belize ribbon dance, 5min.

  • Mountain Pine Ridge Aerial -Belize, 2min.