Vinicio Cerezo, the former President of Guatemala is in Belize. Cerezo served as President of Guatemala from 1986 to 1991.
Cereza played an important role in the peace process in Central America during the 1980’s and remains active in peace matters through the ‘Esquipolas Foundation for Central American Integration’.
Fair weather to continue
Some cloudy spells during the daytime and cloudy at times tonight. A few showers and isolated thunderstorms will continue to affect mostly northern and central areas this afternoon, then mostly south and the coast tonight and tomorrow morning.The wind will blow from the east to southeast at 10-20 knots.
Hurricane Center monitoring Irma
The National Hurricane Center (NHC) continues to monitor Hurricane Irma in the Atlantic.
Irma is a Category 2 Hurricane located over the central tropical Atlantic Ocean. Irma continues to move south of due west across the central tropical Atlantic and this motion is expected to continue over the next couple of days.
Belize City police find ammo
This morning around 8, the Special Assignment Team conducted a search in the area of Conch Shell Bay that resulted in the discovery of 7 .22 and 5 Aguila brand of live rounds of ammunition.
Gun and ammo found in Belize City
According to police reports, around midday today, the Special Assignment Team conducted a search in the area of Lord Ridge Cemetery that resulted in the discovery of 1 pistol grip .32 Taurus brand revolver along with 6 S & B live rounds of ammunition.
Mother fears her missing son is dead
Erwin Paulino Ridriguez, 17, has been missing for nine days now. His mother, Sylvia Rodriguez, fears that he has been killed.
Since his sudden disappearance last Thursday, no one has seen or heard from him.
Defence Lawyer gets ‘beat up’ at cricket match
Defence Lawyer, Leeroy Banner, was allegedly beaten at a cricket game in Double Cabbage village.
Banner reported to police that last Saturday, Calbert Reynolds and another man were drinking and then ambushed him.
Conservationists launch campaign to boycott Norwegian Cruise Lines’ Harvest Caye
A coalition of conservationists and activists in Belize have banded together to launch a campaign to boycott Norwegian Cruise Lines(NCL).
The group is offering free bumper stickers to members of the public and especially cruisers to show their support and solidarity with the wildlife of Belize.
U.S. imposes economic sanctions on Venezuela
Responding to the ongoing civil crisis in Venezuela, the United States imposed an economic sanction against the country’s government.
US President Donald Trump signed an Executive Order prohibiting any new deals in debt and equity issued by the the Venezuelan government and its state-owned oil company.
Flood mitigation works completed in Toledo
Today, Minister of National Emergency Management, Edmond Castro was on a working tour in Punta […]
Opening Ceremony of the September Celebration in Corozal
Check out the September Celebrations Calendar of Events Below for more information..... let the fun begin! The official opening ceremony in Corozal was held on September 1st at the Corozal Town Central Park that began at 6pm, followed by the 8th annual DJ Face -Off Competition. The ceremony ended with some fireworks display for the audience to enjoy the event. How this event works? Well, there are two rounds of competitions, at the end, the Judges was awarded to those who were their favorite Remix songs and those who sounded the best. Congratulations to this year's 2017-2018 Queen of the Bay Ms. Nalisha Acosta! She was giving out awards to those who won in round 1 and round 2. UPDATE: DJ CALLIE WINS 8TH ANNUAL DJ FACE-OFF COMPETITION 2017.
Last weekend of the rides in Corozal
This is the last weekend of the rides which are located at the Corozal Civic center. It has been here for quite some time now in Corozal. And, tonight Saturday will be the last day of the rides before they leave. Last night, I went to scoop about the event why it is always fun to visit the Mechanical rides. Usually, 2-3 weeks before school opens in Corozal the mechanical rides are put together for kids and adults to enjoy. Tickets charge varies from the rides you want to ride. And, Surprisingly, not only here at Civic Center was the rides.
In front of the old Social Security Office where they use to be located, Mechanicals rides for young teenagers were in this location and for Adults. And, the kids ride where at the civic center. On the grounds, there were quite a number of people came out to enjoy the last weekend. Since school starts on Monday for primary school, not many people came out. Because everyone wanted to see the Dj Competition at central park.
Exploring Belize: From Mayan ruins to barrier reefs and birds, there’s lots to see and do in this small Central American country
Getting to Belize isn’t necessarily easy. It’s certainly worth it.
After flying from Spokane, my wife, Rowena, and I spent the night in Dallas to avoid a nine-hour airport layover. From there, it was an easy two and half hour morning flight to Belize City.
Upon landing, it was clear that Belize is a young developing country. It only gained its independence from Great Britain in 1981. The trees are taller than the buildings. In fact, its highest building is a Mayan temple.
Belize’s dry season is between February and May. We chose March, with stops in north-central Belize, and Ambergris Caye (the “queen of the cayes”), off the northern Belizean coast, to experience the Barrier reef, Mayan archeology and birds that congregate nowhere else on the planet.
Mayan Communities Able to Identify and Hopefully Protect Territories
Mayan communities in Belize now have a way to officially identify and potentially protect their territorial boundaries.
On August 9, the International Day of the Worlds Indigenous Peoples, the Sarstoon Temash Institute for Indigenous Management (SATIIM) in Belize launched the Maya Lands Registry and announced the project they developed for the Crique Sarco community.
In their press statement, SATIIM noted that the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) had ordered the Belize government in 2015 to “create an effective mechanism” to identify and protect Mayan lands in accordance with their traditional governance.
“Two years later and still no mechanism exists,” according to the SATIIM press release.
How to see the Great Blue Hole, in Belize
Sixty miles east of Belize City, past Turneffe Atoll, there’s a hole in the sea. Seen from above, it is a near-perfect 984ft-wide circle of inkiness in the turquoise Caribbean. It is all but surrounded by the coral outcrop of Lighthouse Reef, and sometimes the water level drops enough that you can walk around the rim.
But the visitors who make the two-hour boat trip haven’t come to walk, but to dive into its dark-blue depths. The sides of the Great Blue Hole fall sheer for about 110ft. It becomes even more spectacular as you encounter huge stalactites hanging from the roof of what you suddenly realise is a flooded cave, more than 400ft deep.
Newly elected Miss San Pedro Virginia Vasquez sharing a few words with the audience after being announced as the winner!, 1/2min.
Belize Now | September 1, 2017, 30min. Attorney General Hon. Michael Peyrefitte meets with Village leaders in southern Belize and tours the southern magistrate’s courts, Belize Tourism Board takes media on a tour of Hopkins, and the National Women’s Commission hosts a symposium on Women in Politics. These stories and more on this week’s edition of Belize Now.
Here's a look at all the bands in the Carnival King & Queen Competition taking place right now at the Marion Jones Sporting Complex.
Belize 2017, 3.5min.
LAND, AIR & SEA BELIZE with Michael Davis, 5min. Every day is a highlight and everyone is a VIP All made possible by a great team of Belizean Tour Guides and Crew Members...thanks my friends and crew. Here's a look at participating guest from around the world.
Good Love after Bad: Camp Belize, 2min.
Sweet Surrender: Camp Belize, 2min.
BELIZE ISLAND GIRL Hol Chan Marine Reserve, 4min.
Belize 2017- sailing trip, 2.5min. Day Sail from San Pedro to Caye Caulker Bleize.
Snorkeling and Freediving Belize 2017, 7min. Swimming with sharks, turtles, stingrays and more. Hope you enjoy this video. Most of this footage was shot at Shark Ray alley & Hol Chan Marine reserve off the coast of San Pedro ( Ambergris Caye). Some of it was also shot at the Gladden Spit and Silk Cayes Marine Reserve off the coast of Placencia.
Hol Chan Marine Reserve Belize!, 4min. Diving the beautiful Hol Chan Marine Reserve and swimming with a manatee.
Bonefishing on the Fly in Ambergris Caye, Belize, 5.5min. A look at Bonefishing in Belize with Tres Pescados Fly Shop(www.belizefly.com) based in San Pedro. This video takes you on a journey to the flats of Ambergris Caye via the island hopper flight from the mainland of Belize, through the streets on San Pedro before boarding a skiff and heading out the glorious flats off the islands. Fantastic up close fly fishing for bonefish in and out of the skiff in some the most breathtaking scenery you will find. It is really is hard to beat a trip to Belize with a fly rod!
The Crystal Skulls of Belize, min. Television documentary attempting to discover whether the Mitchell-Hedges Crystal Skull, which was discovered in the Central America of Belize is a modern piece of art or an ancient Mayan artifact.