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The San Pedro Sun

Basil Jones Summer Camp Fosters Stewardship of the Environment
The Northern Belize Coastal Complex (NBCC) is a river-to-reef seascape of connected protected areas in northern Belize. Water flows from the Rio Hondo and New River and coastal lagoons of the mainland into the Corozal Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, and on to the reef of Bacalar Chico, Hol Chan and Caye Caulker Marine Reserve. Guinea Grass is a community that shares and enjoys the New River. The New River empties into the Corozal Bay. Guinea Grass is poised to keep as much forest cover as possible, maintain the 66 feet (riparian) vegetation, and ensuring that garbage is disposed of correctly to keep our watersheds healthy. Children from The GREENE (Guinea Grass Response for Education & Enforcement of the Natural Environment) Project were provided a firsthand experience to learn of the primary ecosystems of the coastal and marine environment and to observe how garbage affects marine life at Bacalar Chico National Park. Twenty-five (25) children of the River to Reef Ambassador’s Program traveled to Basil Jones Camp from August 28- September 1, 2017 to learn about the conservation and threats to Belize’s Barrier Reef.

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Belize Carnival 2017 Seniors
400+ photos!

Winter Equinox Maya Ceremony
Come join us and be a part of this sacred ocassion. Stimulate your soul. Inspire to strive towards this journey to enlightenment. Become one with the universe. Walk the inner path of the spiritual sun in our own lives. If interested, Call Ernesto and Aurora Saqui at 670-7043 or 626-5509 or email us at nuukcheilcottages@gmail.com or nuukcheil@yahoo.com. A Charge of $25.00 BZD per person is required to cover expences.

Coney Drive Hit and Run Accident
On the 16.09.2017 about 5:15 p.m. police visited the KHMH where they observed 47 Noel Reyes suffering from head and body injuries in an unconscious state as a result of a road traffic accident. Reyes was riding his bicycle on Coney Drive when a vehicle hit him from behind causing his injuries. The driver of the vehicle did not stop to render assistance and Reyes is listed in a critical condition at KHMH. Police are investigating.

US Embassy at EXPO 2017

Murder in the city
On the 16.09.2017 about 9:55 p.m. Police visited an area on Laura Dunn street in Belize city, where they observed 51 year old Santos Miguel Bernardes with one apparent gun shot wound to the left temple. The Initial investigation reveals that at 9:50 p.m. Bernardes and others were socializing inside a yard, when a man entered the yard and fired several shots at the gathering, causing the fatal injury.

Weekend shooting
On September 16, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. police visited the KHMH where they observed 30 year old Sheffield Ysaguirre with multiple gunshot wounds to the stomach. The Initial investigation reveals that Ysaguirre was walking on Elston Kerr Street when a person fired several shots at him. Ysaguirre is admitted at the KHMH in a critical but stable condition.

Minors questioned in relation to loud bang and hole on hair braider's steps on San Pedro
On Saturday 16th September 2017 about 8:20 p.m. there were reports of an explosion in the San Mateo Area of San Pedro Town. Police visited the residence of Amancia Martinez, a hair braider of San Mateo Area, San Pedro Town where they observed a hole in the ground beneath the steps of the house and mud splatter on top of the steps and what appears to be holes in the first and second steps. Amancia Martinez reported that about 8:20 p.m. while inside her house, she heard a loud bang and felt the house shake. After a while she went outside to inquire what had happened. Two minors were seen throwing an object in Martinez's yard and then ran off. The BDF bomb expert is assisting the police in the Investigation.

Cluck & Moo - Grand Opening in Corozal Tuesday
September 18th at 11:00 a.m. Come check out Corozal's new spot for amazing burgers and wings-all made fresh and to order! 3rd Street South, Corozal. Nearby the bus terminal.

Teamwork and Partnership!
The Belmopan Police and the US Marines have teamed up to offer haircuts to some 50 kids in the Belmopan jurisdiction. "This is our way of giving back to the communities we serve. I dare to say that this is the first of it's the first of its kind partnership," Sr. Supt. Howell Gillett.

The Reporter

Expo Belize Market Place winds down
Bomb experts from the Belize Defence Force are currently in San Pedro town investigating an explosion which occured last night. Initial investigations reveal that at around 8:00 p.m., Saturday night, an explosion occurred at the residence of Amancia Martinez, 39, in the San Mateo area of the island. Police say that when they visited the scene, they observed a hole in the ground beneath the steps, as well as holes in the first and second steps of the house. Martinez told investigators that she was inside her house when she heard a loud bang and felt her house shake. Residents told police they saw two youths fleeing the scene after they threw an object inside the yard. Police and BDF officials are currently investigating the incident.

BDF bomb experts and police investigate explosion in San Pedro
The 2017 edition of the Expo Belize Marketplace is winding down at the IT Vet compound on Freetown Road in Belize City. The two-day event is labelled as one of the largest consumer trade shows in the country that offers visitors deals, services and promotions from various businesses. The Expo is organized by the Belize Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Apart from offering incentives to customers, it offers visitors the opportunity to appreciate arts, entertainment, and displays from the commerce industry, manufacturing and services sector. According to the Chamber, over 200 booths were a part of this year’s event, signifying a growth in numbers.

Breaking Belize NewsPJ

Early morning fire leaves one family homeless
Shortly after 12:00 a.m. today, police responded to a house fire at #6690 Sunflower Street in Belize City. There, officers observed a 16×24 wooden structure totally engulfed in flames.

Lords Bank bus driver beaten with gun and robbed
On Saturday night two armed robbers held up a Lords Bank bus after injuring the driver and a conductor. The bus driver, 21-year-old Set Beltzasar told police that at around 8:00 p.m. he was driving his bus on Egbert Quilter street when he slowed down. At that time, two mask men armed with a firearm quickly made their way on to the bus.

Fifty-one-year-old man shot in the head dead
A Belize City man is dead after a gunman entered his residence and shot him once to the head. According to police reports, just before 10:00 last night, Miguel Bernardez, 51, was socializing with friends at his residence on Laura Dunn street in Belize City when an unknown assailant entered the yard and fired a barrage of shots causing everyone to dash for cover.

Man shot on Elston Kerr Street in Belize City
A Belize City man is lucky to be alive after a gunman opened fire on him last night. According to police reports, at around 8:00 p.m., Scheffield Ysaguirre, 30, was walking on Elston Kerr street when a man fired several shots in his direction causing injuries to his stomach.

Explosive device detonates in San Pedro yard
An explosive device detonated sometime around 8:20 last night in the San Mateo area of San Pedro town. Police visited the residence of Amancia Martinez, 39, where cops observed a hole in the ground beneath the steps of her home. Holes were also seen in the steps and there was mud from the ground splattered in the immediate vicinity.

Dangriga man reported missing
Valerie Williams, a Belizean babysitter of the Wagierale area in Dangriga Town, reported to police that at 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September 6 her common-law husband Shaun Bennett, 35, left home to an unknown destination and has not been seen or heard from since.

Florida based NGO linking US investors with Belizean business
The Belize American Chamber of Commerce of Florida (BACCOF), is holding stakeholder meetings to establish links between investors in the United States and Belizean businesses. BACCOF is holding meetings with the Belize Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI), the Belize Trade and Investment Development Service (BELTRAIDE), the Belize City Council, the United States Embassy, and potential investors.

Blogs

Art in The Park
On September 15th, 2017 the Corozal town came out to enjoy a night of enjoyment. The Art in the Park was filled with people from all over. I saw more varieties of stuff you can eat and local pieces of jewelry. Like the Kambi's Marisquesita, Miss Deb's, Local Jewelry, Hats, coffee, homemade cookies, local Art painting, woodwork, caramels, macarons, Cupcakes, Northern Heat Pepper sauce, Chill's Creation, Karaoke, Dj after party, Jouvert for adults and lots more. September Celebration continued for Art in the Park for those who like the Dj and Jouvert. This was the main event for the night. If you do not know what is Jouvert, It is a colorful painting where you get wet with water and paint at the same you jump up the way around town until you're soaking wet and painted it you can't no more. This was one of my fun night I had ever enjoyed. Even music played until 10pm. Dj played excellent music 4am.

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8 endangered UNESCO sites to see now in the Americas
UNESCO's list of "World Heritage in Danger" is an exclusive club of 55 destinations, dominated by war-torn countries and terrorist hotspots. Stretching from the Florida backwoods to an ancient Peruvian city and ghostly Chilean mines, these eight sites are some of the Americas' most extraordinary places. But they're also sites that UNESCO has found are threatened by "serious and specific" perils, whether human or environmental. These eight UNESCO sites underscore the importance of preservation efforts in our backyards -- and invite adventurous travelers to explore them before they further deteriorate. Stretching nearly the entire length of Belize's Caribbean coast, the Belize Barrier Reef Reserve massive reef system is the largest in the Northern Hemisphere, a chain of coral and sand that's visible from the International Space Station. From water level, a detailed world comes into focus. Hundreds of cayes lie just above the surface, a constellation of mangrove and sand islands with a coral foundation, and the undersea landscape is remarkably varied.

Videos

  • Corozal JUVERT Block Party. DJ Karlo Romero in the House., 16min.

  • Hope for Belize’s Hicatee Trailer, 1.5min. BFREE has teamed up with the Turtle Survival Alliance and Carol and Richard Foster to make everyone more aware of the need to protect the few HIcatee turtles that are left. The documentary will be out on October 2nd. "This trailer shares a brief introduction to the film, ‘Hope for Belize’s Hicatee: Central American River Turtle’ a 16-minute natural history film that will be released ‪on October 2, 2017‬. The Turtle Survival Alliance (TSA) along with Belize Foundation for Research & Environmental Education (BFREE) and Emmy-award winning filmmakers, Richard and Carol Foster, have teamed up to create this film. ‘Hope for Belize’s Hicatee: Central American River Turtle,’ features a critically endangered turtle species being intensely harvested for its meat. The film highlights the cultural significance of the hicatee in Belize, the environmental pressures propelling it toward extinction as well as the current work being done in Belize to save the species. The hicatee is disappearing, but together we can save it."

  • Mayan Ruins in Belize, 2.5min.

  • Tackle Box Canyon Ambergris Caye Belize, 1min. Diving with Sharks in Belize with Ramon's Village Divers.

  • Scuba Diving Belize - Half Moon caye Wall, 10.5min.

  • Belize Day In Dallas, 2min.

  • Pelican 2017 Belize Bird Rescue, 1.5min. Belize Bird Rescue Pelican 2017.

  • Belize 2017, 8min. Honeymoon - San Ignacio & Ambergris Caye.

  • Our Honeymoon—Belize 2017, 26min.