Is ‘Big Tom’ Next to Die?
Police are on high alert tonight as gun violence in the Lake Independence area of the Old Capital escalates in the wake of the murders of Almendarez siblings, Jason and [...]
Former Gangster’s Music Protégés in Police Spotlight
Big Tom’s name undoubtedly stands among the many nefarious figures in the criminal underworld. Aside from tales of his shady dealings, he’s also into music and manages a roster of [...]
Mom Says Badly Beaten Son Faces Charges
Late this evening, News Five spoke with Genevieve Cayetano, Unlimited’s mother. She told us that after being given the runaround, she was finally able to locate her son at the [...]
Police Commissioner says ‘Cross di Nitro’ is Wanted
As we told you, the viral stream has caught the attention of Commissioner of Police Allen Whylie, who says that the department will actively pursue Cross Di Nitro and levy [...]
Vicious Triple Stabbing Rocks Mayflower; Accused on the Run
A woman remains hospitalized tonight following a case of domestic violence inside her Belize City house. Thirty-one-year-old Nikita Smith was asleep at about five-thirty this morning when her common-law husband [...]
CARICOM Heads of Government Arrive for Mexico Summit
At around six o’clock this evening, a number of CARICOM Heads of Government, Foreign Ministers and delegations landed at the Phillip Goldson International Airport in a private flight made possible [...]
City and Most of Belize under Deluge from Rains
In typical October style, the rains descended over the city and the western part of the country. Today, several schools sent students home and motorists and pedestrians had to navigate [...]
It’s Not Over! Hurricane Season May Have 1 Last Twist
With five or so weeks to go until the end of the Hurricane Season, we asked the Met Service what is the outlook for the immediate future. Climatologist Ronald Gordon [...]
Litigants in Mek Mi Rich Case Forced to Wait
‘Mek Mi Rich’ – it was the televised lottery game that Corozal businessman Curtis Swasey says he came up with and took to Belize Telemedia Limited a few years ago. [...]
Police Agree to More Frequent Briefings, Ending Media Boycott
For the past thirteen days, the media implemented a boycott of the activities of the Belize Police Department, following a breakdown in the mutual relationship shared between both parties. The [...]
ComPol Details Story of 2008 Polygraph Test; Denies Alleged Wrongdoing
A lie detector test taken by senior officer Allen Whylie back in 2008 continues to make headlines, despite the fact that the result of the polygraph was never determined. That’s [...]
Acquittal After ex-B.D.F. Volunteer Claims Self-Defence In Killing Colleague
A former B.D.F. volunteer who shot and killed another volunteer acted in self-defence, according to Judge Adolph Lucas in a ruling handed down this morning in the murder trial of [...]
U.S. Helps Renovate B.D.F. Price Barracks Hospital
Today, the U.S. Embassy handed over a renovated hospital to the Belize Defense Force. The U.S. Southern Command’s Humanitarian Civic Action funded the rehabilitation of the medical facility at Price [...]
United Nations Day in Belize
The world celebrates United Nations Day annually on October twenty-fourth to honor the organization’s promotion of human rights, social progress, and world peace. UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon says, “The [...]
ComPol Directs Internal Investigation of Fitzroy Yearwood; Says Senior Cop Never Complained to Him
Will Inspector Fitzroy Yearwood be dealt with disciplinarily for publicly lashing out against the Belize Police Department in the media on Monday? The former Media Relations Officer has been at [...]
Police to Tamp Down in Port Loyola, Lake I
The recent spike in murders in the Jane Usher Boulevard area has raised serious questions about citizen security for residents in that community. A string of homicides, including the shooting [...]
Shooting of Grandmother and Child on New Road
Reports reaching News Five are that just before news time this evening, a female child and her grandmother were said to have been shot. The incident took place near the [...]
Centering Student Learning of the Math and Sciences
The Ministry of Education for some time now has been exploring an active and practical way of learning math, science and language arts for primary school students. Over the weekend, [...]
Major Destinations Scoop Up National Tourism Awards
With consistently gaudy figures for arrivals and awards here, there and everywhere, Belize’s tourism industry has much to smile about. This past Saturday at the Princess Hotel, the top service [...]
A Bumper Corn Harvest for Kids
The Christian youth organization Belize Camping Experience annually raises funds for its programs through a novel means. They recruit rural farmers to plant and nurture crops of corn, rice and [...]
Lamb/Almendarez Families Grieve Twice Over as Cousins Killed within Hours of Each Other
The Almendarez family has been hit by a string of tragedies; it is heartbreaking to lose a family member to the ongoing urban gun violence but to lose three, the [...]
Robbed and Murdered: Ricardo Vasquez Attacked on His Way Home
Police say that eighty-two-year-old Ricardo Vasquez was murdered. On Friday we reported that Vasquez had succumbed after spending almost a week in the Intensive Care Unit of the K.H.M.H. He [...]
Failed Lie Detector Test Not About Top Cop Role
Friday’s revelation that Commissioner of Police Allen Whylie failed a lie detector test apparently administered through U.S. authorities sometime around 2008 has raised eyebrows. Whylie was one of eight senior [...]
Ex-Police Press Officer Fitzroy Yearwood Defiant, Reveals Castro/Police Lawsuits
In a candid interview this morning, career police officer Inspector Fitzroy Yearwood exposed the police department for his abrupt transfer earlier this year. Yearwood was performing the duties of Public [...]
Inspector Says Formation Commander Sent Questioned Info
Yearwood is adamant that he did not disseminate false information to the media when he shared details of a police situation report involving the Castro brothers in an altercation in [...]
Impasse Is Over...BPD And Media Mend Fences
And with that internal hurdle considered “done” by Ministry officials, they also addressed the external hurdle that a media boycott on Police affairs had become. The boycott was imposed on October 12, signalling a severe breakdown in communication between the two entities. For the media, access to a free flow of information in particular with issues of high public interest is key. For the Police, it has seemed, the provision of information is subjective to their views. The boycott lasted until today when discussions at a meeting led to an agreement that the Police will not impede information to the public.
Regular Fuel Drops By 16 Cents...Kerosene Increases
Over the past months Belizeans have been paying record high prices for fuel while other Central American countries are experiencing considerable drops providing relief to drivers. Here in Belize while the Prime Minister has promised to reduce the cost per gallon of fuel it seems that won’t happen anytime soon or if it does it won’t be a drastic drop which is exactly what Belizeans are clamouring for.
On October 6th the price for regular gasoline reduced by 84 cents after Belizeans threatened to protest the high gas prices. And then last week Wednesday the Prime Minister promised that as soon as the next Venezuelan ship touches down on our shores consumers will quote “see a further decrease in prices, to below where the prices were when we had that spike.”
Report Shows HIV Infections High Among Women
With the overwhelming amount of crime and corruption currently stifling our country, residents often times forget some of the other issues that are affecting our population for example the existing battle with HIV and AIDS. Today the Ministry of Health released the 2016 annual statistics on the virus and while the numbers are open to interpretation, it appears that Belize, like the rest of the world, increased optimism in HIV treatment and prevention. According to the National AIDS Programme, in 2016 Belize began trends in reducing new HIV infections, increasing linkage to care, and increasing the number of people with HIV who had achieved viral suppression. According to the report, there were a total of two hundred and twenty five new HIV infections reported in 2016, reelecting a constant stabilization over the past three years, with 221 cases in 2014 and 239 cases in 2015.
Patchakan Water And Paraiso Village Council Receive Needed Assistance
Today the Minister of Local Government Hugo Patt handed over 15 hundred feet of pipes, saddles and other equipment’s to the water board of Patchakan in the Corozal District while a riding mower was handed over to the Paraiso Village Council. The donation comes at the tune of $20,000. A few months ago the Ministry of Local Government also made donations to the San Pedro, Cristo Rey and Yo Chen water boards.
Scrap Stamping Of Passport At Northern Border, Says Opposition Leader
During Friday’s House of Representatives several bills were dealt with. One was an amendment to the Immigration Act in respect to temporary residency. The bill seeks to add the C.E.O. in the Ministry of Labor to the Visa Vetting Committee and clarify the role of the C.E.O. in the Ministry of Home Affairs. The Opposition however, raised some serious questions in regard to the bill especially considering the ongoing Senate inquiry. And while on the topic of the Immigration Amendment Bill - Opposition Leader John Briceno also introduced the notion of: no more checking in at the border when going to Mexico, an idea bought forward some time ago by Orange Walk residents who are concerned over the necessity of having Belizeans check in at the border during every exit.
Sutherland complains of Police Harassment
Yesterday police conducted searches at the residence of 47 year old Cherrie Michelle Sutherland. There, police found a brown pipe they say was used for smoking marijuana. At the time of the search, 20-year-old Mikah Deshawn Tench, 26-year-old Cleo Leroy Cherington, 24-year-old Nisani Daniel Garcia, 24-year-old Marie Lavern Williams and 16-year-old minors were present. So […]
COMPOL: Fighting Crime is a “Constant Challenge”
In the past few weeks, we have been reporting on the escalation of crime, specifically in Southside Belize City. Today Commissioner of Police Allen Whylie addressed the matter. According to Whylie, the escalation of crime is as a result of gangs feuding for turfs and drugs. Commissioner Allen Whylie It is a fluid situation, it […]
COMPOL: “I Have Never Compromised Myself Professionally”
On Friday last, Area Representative for Lake Independence Cordel Hyde told the nation that the top cop of this country failed a lie detector test that was conducted by the US back in 2008. That top cop is Commissioner of Police Allen Whylie. Hyde spoke about a letter that was written by former US Ambassador […]
COMPOL: “Fitzroy’s Claims are being Investigated”
Yesterday Inspector Fitzroy Yearwood who once formed part of the Press Unit of the Police Department spoke against the high command when he called into a morning talk show. Inspector Flowers expressed support for the media boycott, saying that the press unit has been muzzled. Today, Commissioner of Police Allen Whylie told the media that […]
Media & Police break Impasse
The media instituted boycott against the Belize Police Department has ended following a meeting held this morning at Racoon Street Police Station in Belize City. A representative from majority of the media houses was present to discuss issues with the Commissioner of Police Allen Whylie who was accompanied by his deputy Noel Leal, ACP Edward […]
Villagers complain of Bad Road Conditions
Residents in rural communities in the Toledo District face difficulties travelling to and from villages as rains worsen the already damaged roads. Paul Mahung spoke with two village leaders. Paul Mahung “Two village leaders remain concern about bad road conditions affecting villagers of their respective communities in rural Toledo. While in Punta Gorda yesterday the […]
Belize Coast Guard: “Guatemalan vessel that ran aground was legally in Belize”
In Monday’s newscast, we told you that a Guatemalan singer, Carlos Peña had to be rescued by Belizean authorities after his boat ran aground on the reef near San Pedro Town. Today, Love News spoke with Commander Elton Bennett of the Belize Coast Guard about the incident. Commander Elton Bennett “The vessels name was Amador. […]
Torrential Rains Flood Belize City
The incessant rain over the past 24 hours has caused flooding in many areas within Belize City prompting cancelation of classes and activating the City Emergency Management Organization, CEMO. We took a look at the situation in the City early this morning.
Mayor Trapp comments on the Flooding in the Cayo District
And while authorities monitor the rising water in Belize City, in the San Ignacio Santa Elena towns, authorities are taking precaution as the river rises there. We spoke with Mayor Earl Trapp over the telephone who says the first to be evacuated are vendors at the market area. Mayor Earl Trapp “All the market vendors […]
Court of Appeal adjourned case for the Owners of Mek Mi Rich
The Court of Appeal was scheduled to hear the case of Curtis Swasey and BTL today. As reported before, Swasey, after having been awarded $25, 000 in the case against BTL and the owners of Mek Mi Rich, Andre Vega and Sanjay Hotchandani, applied for an appeal because he does not feel that he was […]
Yearwood: “I strongly support the media in fair play across the board”
A meeting has been scheduled to take place tomorrow morning between representatives from media houses across Belize and the high command of the Belize Police Department. The meeting is a follow up to the first meeting held a few months ago with regards to the finalization of a police-media policy. A few months ago the […]
BTL’s CEO’S crazy $700,000-plus salary!
Belize Telemedia Limited (BTL), the nation’s premier telecommunications provider, continues to be one of the most talked about companies in Belize, and it was the subject of a back-and-forth in Parliament on Friday, when a bill was tabled to allow the company to be able to borrow from an international bank in Belize.
Whereas the amendment to the International Banking Act, tabled for passage in one sitting, generated some back-and-forth over the Government’s facilitation of the public-owned company to borrow from Atlantic Bank and Atlantic International Bank, there was further controversy over what Opposition leader Johnny Briceño called the “exorbitant” salary of the company’s recently hired CEO, Rochus Schriber, who has worked in the industry for more than 20 years in the Caribbean and the Netherlands.
nspector Fitzroy Yearwood puts career on line
In early August, Inspector Fitzroy Yearwood, who has worked for several years as a press officer for the Police Department’s Media Unit, was abruptly transferred from the unit and sent to a desk job at Precinct 3.
Yearwood’s transfer came swiftly after he dispatched a report to the media which said that Transport Minister Edmund Castro’s sons were involved in an altercation on San Pedro, and were wanted by the police in connection with that incident. Yearwood had reported to the media what was reported to him by the officers in San Pedro.
The police brass, in the beginning, refuted Yearwood’s report, but shortly after, one of Castro’s sons was arrested and charged – an indication that the department was bowing to public indignation at the patently untrue resulting Police Department report.
Vega’s nephew gets another sugar plum
During Friday’s sitting of the House of Representatives, Leader of the Opposition, John Briceño, called out the UDP-led government for awarding a crony an estimated 8-million-dollar contract to reconstruct just one mile of Fabers Road in Belize City.
Last Wednesday, Prime Minister Dean Barrow convened a press conference to defend the contract awarded to Imer Hernandez, the nephew of the disgraced former Deputy Prime Minister Gaspar Vega.
Barrow denied that the award was merely a move to fill his party’s coffers with campaign finances months away from municipal elections. He went on to deny any knowledge of Hernandez’ political allegiance and further claimed that he was one of the best contractors.
Papa Mena vexed by Humphreys’ victory
On Sunday, there was a UDP convention held in the town of Dangriga to determine who would lead the party into the town council elections slated for March 2018.
After the last ballot was counted, incumbent mayor, Francis Humphreys, emerged victorious over his challenger, former UDP councilor, Herbert Nicasio.
Humphreys walked away with 914 votes, while Nicasio only garnered 322.
Also victorious was Humphreys’ slate, incumbent councilors Cheryl Molina, Alexander Joseph, Earth Lopez, Gary Francisco, and Yadira Diego. They were joined by former mayor Aaron “Jake” Gongora, to round out the team.
Media boycotts Police Department – again
For several days now, members of the media have been discussing, through their Whatsapp group “We and Dem”, the state of affairs in the relationship between their industry and the Belize Police Department, because the general consensus among journalists, editors and television news directors is that the information output from the Police Department has been minimal and unhelpful when balanced against the rights of the media to inform the public, especially in a climate where crime continues to spike.
This morning, several media personalities took to the airwaves on the morning talk shows to make their case for continuing a boycott to demonstrate their objection to the Police Department’s stinginess with its flow of information.
Some of nation’s top law enforcement personnel failed lie detector test administered by the US Embassy, revealed Hon. Cordel Hyde to the House on Friday
At Friday’s House of Representatives meeting, Hon. Cordel Hyde, Lake Independence area representative, was making remarks on the crime situation plaguing the country when he dropped a bombshell in the form of a letter from Robert Dieter, a former United States Ambassador to Belize, to a high-ranking official at the Belize Ministry of National Security.
The letter was about the results of a 2008 polygraph test (more commonly known as a lie detector test) which 34 senior members of Belize’s security forces (BDF and police officers) had taken.
Hon. Hyde told the House, “I have in my hand, Madam Speaker, a letter from US ambassador to Belize, Robert J. Dieter, to the Ministry of National Security in Belmopan, dated November 6, 2008. In that letter, the gentleman speaks and says that attached, please find the administered polygraph results for September 30, 2008 through October 9, 2008. A polygraph is what they call a lie detector test.
They’re in the starting gate; nominees for FFB elections on December 2
Today was the deadline for nominations to fill two posts in the executive of the Football Federation of Belize (FFB), namely President and Vice-President.
According to reliable sources, there are 4 nominees for President – Daniel Fabro, Sergio Chuc, Ruperto Vicente and Onan McLean; and for Vice-President – Frank Sharp, Carlos Galvez, and Cruz Gamez.
Unlike the Athletic Association, which just had an endorsement exercise on Saturday, after aspiring challengers found big hurdles in the nomination process, the FFB, under Acting-President Marlon Kuylen and newly appointed Interim-General Secretary Earl Jones, has apparently facilitated the process to accommodate a large field of candidates for the two available executive positions to be filled at elections scheduled to take place at its 11th Ordinary Congress on December 2 this year.
Smart 13 & Under Mundialito Week 3 results; 2 regular season weeks remain
The Smart 13 & Under, Mundialito 2017 Closing Tournament had Week 3 games on Saturday, October 21, at the Marion Jones Stadium. There are 12 teams in the competition, and they are divided into two groups of 6 teams each – Group A and Group B, which will each play a single round-robin. That means, regular season for each team is only 5 games, after which the top 4 teams from each group go on to the quarterfinals.
In game 1 this past Saturday, Brown Bombers bombed Sampson Academy, 4-0, with a goal each from Angel Montoya, Delhart Dominguez, Keyden Shaay and Ronald “Gunya” Salvador.
BDF loses again in Week 11; PLB playoff spot #4 up for grabs
After Week 11 games this past weekend, the situation is getting real interesting in the race to the Top-4 playoffs in the Premier League of Belize (PLB) 2017-2018 Opening Season. And upcoming Week 12 games could result in a new Top-4 list, with a struggling BDF in serious risk of falling to the fifth spot with another loss.
The weekend began with BDF FC losing their second straight game, as they fell, 2-0, to visiting Verdes FC at the FFB Stadium on Saturday afternoon. Verdes got a goal in each half, from Jarret Davis (22’) and Elroy “Bibs” Kuylen (90’), to tighten their grip on a playoff berth; while BDF must rebound this weekend against Police, if they want to maintain their hold on the fourth playoff spot.
Week 13 results of Guadalupe Magana Dyck Gold Cup Tournament
Two Week 13 games of the Guadalupe Magana Dyck Gold Cup Tournament were played yesterday in Yo Creek. In the opener, San Carlos FC won, 3-0, over Guinea Grass Desert Storm, with a goal each from Abner Sosa, Neri Garcia and Rudy Hernandez. And in the nightcap, Oscar Acevedo struck twice, to give Guinea Grass Suga Boyz the 2-1 win over San Lazaro Revolution, whose only goal was by Andres Cruz.
This Sunday, October 29, the semifinals will be played. Teams that qualified to the semifinals are as follows: Guinea Grass Suga Boys – 25 points; August Pine Ridge Central – 23 pts; Guinea Grass Desert Storm – 22 pts; and San Carlos FC – 19 pts.
Romel Cuello’s thoughts on visit of Mexican president
The Mexican president is coming to visit Belize. We import $135 million from them and they import $1 million from us. Is there any plan to help this deficit? How about we doing our part and facilitating the border crossing for Mexicans to visit Belize?
Many friends in Chetumal would love to come to Belize just to visit and eat a little “rice n’ beans”. The first thing we greet them with is a $30.00 Bzd fee for parking their vehicle at the border. Then they have to buy insurance for their vehicle. These two charges discourage the would-be visitors instantly.
I am sure that if the Mexicans could apply these charges to Belizeans we would stop going there.
Only GOB can help this situation. Or Maybe Mexico needs our money more than we need theirs.
No one should be congratulated for smoking marijuana, or for taking any other drug, or alcohol. Everything under the sun, if used or handled to excess, can produce negative effects. Drugs and alcohol and medicines, far more than regular food and drinks, bring negatives to the table.
Some scientists believe that they have established proof of an association between marijuana and paranoia. But science doesn’t know if it is that people who smoke weed become paranoid, or it is that people who tend to be paranoid are inclined to like marijuana. Of course, that suspicion of all human beings and human systems only becomes a concern if it is extreme.
Congratulations are due the GoB, and the group led by Doug Singh, for the sensible first step of decriminalizing marijuana. When the decriminalization is signed by the GG, a segment of the population that ordinarily wouldn’t try smoking marijuana just because it is against the law, might be tempted to give it a little try. I have little first-hand knowledge to pass on to such persons.
RIGHT TO THE POINT: Another man down… more shots fired … body laid out!
The irony is even more political:
But what irony too, that Queen’s Square division is one of the deadliest, crime-ridden areas of the old capital city! It is the constituency where the voters vote for Dean Barrow, despite him bragging that he does not even have to visit the area to campaign come election time, and that his sister, known as “Sista B,” is the general who commands the votes on his behalf! If you still don’t see the irony, then not even an eye operation will help!
In an interview on March 11, 2017, Barrow admitted, he does not need to visit the area to win the election when talking about handing over the mantel of the constituency to his sister. “As far as I am concerned I have publicly endorsed my sister who is really the one [that] has been running the constituency and who is really the one that certainly won the last election pretty much on her own. The last election I don’t think I visited one home. I didn’t have to go to one constituent. Sista B (of course I made sure that the people were taken care of), in terms of the personal touch, it was Sista B.”
BELIZE & JAMAICA: POWERHOUSES IN WORLD CLASS SOFTBALL!
The legendary Belizean softball player, Cynthia Jenkins, graced this classic photograph of an historic battle of champions in the Caribbean between Belize and Jamaica in softball; memories of these sports reports on Radio Belize touched many Belizean hearts and inspired many future Belizean softball players of the late 1960s.
It is most inspiring for me to remember this period through reading an article by the legendary softball coach, the late Collet Gill, in a Belizean magazine about these heated softball games between Belize and Jamaica. They were the two formidable rivals of the game in the historic 1968 and 1969 periods of Caribbean softball.
One such report stands out for me as Gill described in the most literary light, as if one was seeing it, the highlights of the 1969 CAST GAMES at MCC Grounds in 1969. My ear was like an antenna listening to Radio Belize as a boy with the late Lindy Rogers bringing the highlights of the action-packed game. He wrote that as Belize was beating Jamaica by one, “Sanchez,” the Jamaican coach, went for his best batter to tie the game against the blistering speed of the legendary Belizean pitcher of Belize’s national team, Consuelo Dougal. The fearless Dougal was striking out some of Jamaica’s best players in that game.
Hogan’s football story – Part 4 – Game 4 of 1966 Stann Creek Methodist vs Sacred Heart Primary
Amandala (A): Three draw games!?
Charles Hogan (H): Three, back-to-back-to-back!
A: Sometimes, I have to wonder about those days… because they had some games in Belize City too; and sometimes I would say, “I wonder if those referees… if they wanted draw games, because it is more crowd for the next game… and they are making money… So, what happened after that?
H: Alright; so then it was time for game number 4. Oh, mein people were coming in from as far as Mango Creek as far as Placencia. They were sending down their trucks from twelve o’clock; and this game was at two-thirty…
A: I guess, Manfred Atkins reported on it in his Sports Report on Radio Belize, no?
H: Oh, yes, man! On the radio station they, were doing good with their reports they were saying, “In Dangriga Town, there is a big rivalry going on which is classic and this is going to be the fourth game, and there must be a winner there must be a winner…” Of course, we were conscious of what Pele was doing… They were running during school time, to Pelican and back…
KHMH suspends elective surgeries
–Director of Health Services (DHS), Dr. Marvin Manzanero, confirmed to Amandala this morning that a problem with the supply of screened blood has been persisting in recent weeks, but he told us that the situation should be normalized by the end of the month.
The Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital (KHMH) Authority has issued an advisory to the public that the nation’s primary referral hospital has suspended elective surgeries until further notice due to problems with blood supply.
“For the past two and a half weeks, there has been a shortage of available blood due to a limited blood supply and restrictions imposed by the Blood Bank of the Ministry of Health,” the advisory said.
Legislation for indefinite moratorium on offshore drilling finally tabled in Parliament
At the August 18th sitting of the House of Representatives, Prime Minister Rt. Hon. Dean Barrow officially announced a decision by Cabinet to legislate an indefinite moratorium on offshore oil exploration in Belize’s territorial sea, including the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) and on Friday, October 20, that legislation was tabled in the House.
In presenting the bill, Erwin Contreras, Minister responsible for Petroleum, said that it provides for “…a moratorium on the exploration for petroleum and other petroleum operations in the maritime zone of Belize, to prevent pollution from installation devices and vessels used in the exploration or exploitation of petroleum resources of the sea bed and subsoil of the maritime zone; to accordingly make further provisions for the protection of the Belize Barrier Reef system and to provide for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.”
He noted that the bill, which affixes no time limit for the moratorium, has the recommendation of the Cabinet.
Sydney Lamb, 42, executed on Casuarina St.
Over the weekend, two murders and a string of other shootings occurred on the southside of Belize City. Police have confirmed that the first murder occurred sometime around 7:22 p.m. on Saturday night. The victim has been officially identified as Sydney Lamb, 42. He was known to many as “Belly.”
Information to Amandala is that seconds before he was killed, Lamb visited Ricky’s Shop on Casuarina Street, where he bought an “ideal”, a mosquito “fish” coil, and a cigarette. He was about to make his way to his home on Oleander Street when he was ambushed by a gunman on a bicycle.
A source revealed that after being shot once, Lamb fell on the street and the gunman got off his bicycle, went over and stood over him, and shot him twice more, in the head and chest.
Breaking Belize News
Grandmother and grand daughter shot in Belize City
Just before 7 p.m. tonight, there was a shooting reported at #48 New Road in Belize City. A […]
Dean Barrow is not ‘the’ problem
By Charles Leslie Jr.: THE SOURCE: The source of our problem is this useless, worthless, dysfunctional, insidious, perilous, […]
Regular fuel sees price decrease, Diesel goes up
Effective at midnight there will be another price adjustment at the pump. Premium gasoline will […]
‘Big Tom’ says police want to kill him, ComPol dismisses allegation
The Belize Police Department and residents of the PIV area of St. Martins in Belize […]
PM Barrow to meet with Mexican President Peña Nieto
Belize is scheduled to host the fourth CARICOM-Mexico Summit tomorrow. For this occasion, Mexican President […]
Belize sees alarming murder count for 2017 so far
Based on the number of murders since the start of 2017 there are projections that […]
Guatemala heads to ICJ Referendum in March 2018
Yesterday, Guatemalan newspaper Prensa Libre reported that the Guatemalan Supreme Electoral Tribunal (TSE) announced that […]
Police raid south side gang
A raid of territory belonging to the South Side Gang (SSG) in Belize City has […]
7 persons busted with cannabis pipe
Yesterday Belize City police arrested and charged 7 persons for the offence of “possession of pipe”. […]
Iguana Creek bridge in Cayo impassable
Since yesterday, constant rains have been battering Belize. Several primary schools have called off classes […]
Senior citizen falls into latrine and dies
Last night around 7:30, police responded to information that a male person in Santa Clara Village […]
Transport Department issues notice on bridges in Cayo
The Department of Transport is advising all motorists and the general public that the Iguana […]
Bridal shower strippers gone wrong
According to reports, on Saturday night, some Belize City residents were having a bridal shower at a […]
The History of El Cayo and Benque
By Hugh O’Brien: October 2017 marks 113 years since the towns of San Ignacio/Santa Elena and Benque Viejo […]
History and Economy of San Ignacio and Santa Elena
By Hugh O’Brien: On October 19th the twin towns of San Ignacio and Santa Elena celebrated its 113th […]
My Favorite Quick Snacks to Buy in San Pedro Town
So, if you are in town and you are not hungry enough for a whole meal…or it’s one of those “off-hour” times like 10am or 3:30pm, when your fave spot isn’t serving lunch or you just want something QUICK…RIGHT NOW…IMMEDIATELY, here is a short list for you.
**It is noted below which spots are open Sundays.
Some are healthy, some are treats but they are all my go-to stops for a quick something depending on my mood.
If you see anyone in a cart or a bicycle or just carrying a bucket of something homemade and it sounds good – buy it! Trust me when I say that you can not go wrong with Creole Buns or Tamales.
What fun is life unless you try something new? Especially when it doesn’t break the bank.
God is Good Beer is Great and People are Crazy
Over the years there has been quite a few ownership and slight name changes at Legends Road House but no matter who runs it, the Tuesday night jam always seems to get started up. Shout out to Jewels and Tyler for setting that in motion – they are the original owners of “Legends”. They took over Sweet Basil and made it a fun burger joint atmosphere.
Currently, Jane and Bruce West are getting good jam sessions going and some great musicians have been joining them.
Since I had my friend Aimee’s cart while she was away in Texas, I decided to get my friend Rosemary and go support Jam Night. That night the musicians were: Jane and Bruce West, Christiaan Van Schalkwyk, Eddie McQuire, Brent Butcher, Christin J, and drummer David Campos.
Garifuna Culture in Belize
Every year in Belize, the Garifuna'scelebrate their culture in the month of November. It is date on the 19th of November which is a holiday in Belize countrywide. Garifuna is mentioned as Garinagu in Garifuna. And, they are mixed-race descendants of West African, Central African, Island Carib, European, and Arawak people. Although their background is the Lesser Antilles, since 1797, the Garifuna people have lived in Central America, along with the Caribbean Coast of Honduras, with smaller populations in Belize, Guatemala, Nicaragua and in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. They arrived there after being exiled from the islands of the Lesser Antilles by British colonial administration as Black Caribs after a series of slave revolts.
3rd annual Belize Diabetes Run on Saturday November 4th 2017
Get involved! Diabetes is everbodys buisness! Share with your friends and family!!! Only 10 more days to go: Be a proud sponsor of our 3rd annual Belize Diabetes Run on Saturday November 4th 2017. Only 30.00 per runner/walker . We will be running/walking: the breathtaking Hummingbird Highway. Leaving the Belmopan Market Square at:
5:00am Walkers depart
6:30am Marathon Runners depart
6:45am 1mile Relay runners depart all in route to Palacios Retreat (our piece of Paradise)
Cost: Bz$30 per person. TShirt, Breakfast and transportation provided.
Also there will be food on sale at the end of the run/walk.
Remember to bring along your swimming gears if you plan to swim.
1st Bus will depart the Retreat at 1:30pm return to Belmopan Market Square
2nd Bus will depart at 3:00pm return to Belmopan Market Square
Golf cart on fire in San Pedro, 15sec. A golf cart has engulfed in flames on Coconut Drive. As a result traffic has been diverted and the Fire Department will start an investigation into the cause of the fire.
Trinidadian serenades Miss East Indian, Belize, 1min.
Basilisk Belize, 1min.
Coco Loco's Wearable Coconut Art on Ambergris Caye Belize, 2min. Hey Everyone, It’s William Narod, The Paradise Guy, on Ambergris Caye, Belize. In today’s video, I introduce you to a character on Ambergris Caye, his name is Jesus but he prefers “Coco Loco” and you will see why. Maybe take some his stuff home for your collection at home next time you’re in Belize.
Belize Caye Chapel Greg Norman Golf Course 1, 2min.
Belize Caye Chapel Greg Norman Golf Course, 2min.
Belize Trip - Day 3 - Dive 1, 3.5min. Our dive master speared a lion fish and fed it to a nurse shark. Lion fish are an invasive species in the Atlantic and Caribbean.
Scuba Diving Tackle Box, Ambergris Caya, Belize 2017, 7min.
Blue Hole, Belize 2017, 13min.
Hol Chan Marine Park, Ambergris Caya, Belize 2017, 6min.
Weekend in Belize, 7.5min. Kyle and I took a weekend trip to Belize for some fishing and snorkeling. Gopro got wet on day #2 so this footage is all that we had. No pics of the sharks on day #3.
Diving the Aquarium in Belize, 7min. Scuba Diving the Aquarium in Belize with Amigos del Mar Dive Company.
Strengthening Bird Based Tourism in Belize, 9min.
Police Check Point Talk Show Oct 24, 60min.