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Belizean Citizens Abroad is Hosting it's First Event
A panel discussion on The Citizenship Rights of Born Belizeans With Dual Nationality.
The panel will be broadcast "LIVE" on KREM from the Biltmore Plaza in Belize City.
Tuesday, Sept 19 , 2017 at 7pm.
Our Panelists Are:
Maja Lloyd Jones,
Host: Nuri Muhammad.
Seating at River Hall, Biltmore Plaza is limited to 500 people; the forum is open to the public so please get there early. Everyone needs to be seated by 6:30 pm.
The U.S. Embassy Belmopan has an opening for a Janitor
The successful candidate will be required to obtain a security clearance and undergo a medical examination.
BASIC FUNCTION OF THE POSITION:
• Cleans offices and other work areas, public areas and entrances, hallways, bathrooms, water fountains, sidewalks and storage areas, including outlying buildings, and U.S. Government owned and leased residences during transition periods.
Beautiful day in Sugar City at the BTIA Tourism Expo
Police charge two for Thursday’s deadly shooting
Belize City police have arrested and charged two person believed to have been the assassins behind the Thursday evening double shooting in Conch Shell Bay, which has claimed the life of one man and left another recovering from injuries.
Official statement by police have indicated that Belize City resident, Orlando Salazar, 26, and Hattieville resident Joel Choco, 21, have been jointly charged with ‘murder’ and ‘attempted murder’, which occured on Thursday.
The duo is alleged to have gunned down 26-year-old Windell Gibson, killing him on the spot with as many as eight bullets to various parts of his body while he was walking along Lindos Alley at around 4:40 p.m.
Minor critical following chopping
A minor of San Jose Village, Orange Walk is listed in a critical condition at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital after he suffered multiple chop wounds while heading home early Thursday morning.
According to police, the 15-year-old was walking home at around 12:17 in in the company of a female when Ronaldo Reyes allegedly attacked him and inflicted a large chop wound to his head and arm.
Breaking Belize News
Criminals hid home made gun in black t-shirt
Belize City cops have taken a gun off the streets and out of the reach of criminals.
Just before midday on Friday police conducted searches on Amara Avenue which led to the discovery of a homemade firearm.
Home burns down in Trial Farm
There was a fire in Trial Farm Village in the Orange Walk District, this morning.
Police reportedly responded to the blaze on Crab Fish Street at around 4:20 a.m. where they saw the wooden house on fire.
Attorney General, Michael Peyrefitte, comments on recent move by Ashcroft Alliance
We had previously reported that the Ashcroft Alliance had assigned the British Caribbean Bank’s 50 million dollar arbitration award to Midway – a company registered in the British Virgin Islands.
The Government of Belize (GoB) disagrees but the courts in the US have granted the application so that Midway will be able to collect those monies instead of the British Caribbean Bank.
Investment Agreement Signed for Stake Bank Cruise Docking Facility
The Government of Belize signed an Investment Agreement yesterday, August 25, 2017 with Stake Bank Enterprise Limited (the “Developer”) to construct a world class Cruise Ship Docking Facility, equipped with a resort and a theme park on the Stake Bank Caye located four nautical miles southeast of Belize City (the “Project”).
Minor robs restaurant with pellet gun
A minor attempting to rob a restaurant in Ladyville with a pellet gun has been […]
Tips For Handling Money in Belize: Exchange, Cash Machines, USD Accepted
I get lots of questions from first time visitors about money in Belize — does everyone accept credit cards, do shops accept US dollars, do ATM machines take US or foreign cards? It’s just smart travel planning. So here is a break-down of the basics of currency in Belize.
The Belize dollar is the official currency of Belize – and it is pegged (or set) to the US Dollar. $2bzd = $1US.
Bills come in $2, $5, $10, $20, $50 and $100 – coins 1 cent, 5, 10, 25 (or a “shilling”) and 50 cents.
Cash machines in Belize dispense money in Belize dollars. There is often a $500bzd-$800bzd limit depending on the bank.
You will find ATM machines in all major tourist towns and more urban centers – San Pedro, Caye Caulker, Hopkins, San Ignacio, Punta Gorda, Dangriga, Belize City, Belmopan, etc.
There are no official money exchanges in Belize and banks (for some reason) give a less than ideal rate for exchanging money (like $1.96BZD to $1US).
Unlike the US market, cash is still the standard form of payment in Belize.
These days all hotels, many larger restaurants and bars accept credits cards for payment – generally for amounts over $20bzd. Your hotel expects credit card payment, as do the more expensive restaurants. It is no problem at all.
Hurricane Harvey in pictures: Nasa releases stunning images of massive storm that wreaked havoc in Texas
Apart from the various meteorological centres and weather research stations that are tracking the hurricane, Nasa has also been taking photographs and monitoring the storm since the time it formed over the Eastern Caribbean Sea.
The first images released were on 18 August and the space organisation continued to capture Harvey on camera and study it till it made landfall and weakened.
Honeymoon on Coco Plum Island, Belize, 1min.
DAY 5 NCL DAWN......BELIZE, 7min. Day five of our trip on board the Norweigian Dawn. We had a wonderful time on the private island owned by Norwegian.
Hol Chan Marine Reserve, Belize 8-18-17, 4min. Snorkeling at Hol Chan Marine Reserve, Belize, 8-18-17. At 26 seconds in you'll see two Spotted Eagle Rays. And I didn't shoot the closeup of the Green Moray Eel, one of our guides dove down with my camera to get that footage. At 2:13 you'll see a Nurse Shark and after that - more Nurse Sharks! At the end you'll see a Caribbean Roughtail Stingray.
BEING HIGH , IN THE TREE TOPS OF BELIZE, 8.5min.
Finding Belize, 3min. We were looking for Belize and we found her.
FAMILY TRIP IN BELIZE, 2hr.
2017 Belize City, Belize, 8min.
Drunken Sailors, Rum, Sharks, and more Lobsters!!, 9min. While I don't agree with the feeding of sharks to make them a tourist attraction, I enjoyed today so much! The crew was a blast, the views were spectacular, and seeing the wildlife naturally was as breathtaking as always. Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum!!
Belize Zip Lining, 4min. Zip Lining on 8-13-17 in Belize with the family! And that's my cool Dad you'll see, he's ___ years old, still a kid at heart and trekked ...
CNN Special on the Hummingbird Highway in Belize, 4.5min.
Discovery Channel: À Prova de Tudo - Floresta de Belize Dublado, 50min.