Early Morning Accident leaves two Men in a Critical Condition
Two men are hospitalized in critical condition following an early morning traffic incident at mile eight on the Philip Goldson Highway. According to police, thirty-six-year-old Con Murphy was driving the Ford Everest SUV heading towards Ladyville and, upon reaching mile eight, collided head on to a Toyota pickup that was transporting watermelons and vegetables. The […]
Police Officer injured in Traffic Accident
Another traffic incident occurred this morning and happened in the Toledo District at around 8:35 this morning in Emory Grove Village. A police constable received body and head injuries as explained by Love News Correspondent Paul Mahung. Officer in charge of Toledo Police Formation, Assistant Superintendent of Police, Clement Cacho spoke of the incident. Clement […]
Police quick Response led to arrest of Perpetrator
In Belize City, gunshots rang out before eight o’clock this morning on Kut Avenue. Police were alerted and a quick response led them to the arrest of 24-year-old Reese Fitzgibbon, a resident of Supal Street. Police report that Fitzgibbon was armed with a nine-millimeter pistol and five nine millimeter rounds of ammunition. He was detained […]
Dalla Van Taxi Drivers remember their fallen Comrade
Belize City Police have yet to charge someone for the murder of forty-year-old Haitian Odner Estizeine. The ‘dalla van’ taxi driver was fatally shot on October 27 while at the corner of Complex Avenue and Jones Street. Estizeine was a member of the Dalla Van/Taxi Association and today his colleagues decided to take a stand. […]
Police received 15 New Vehicles to help Fight Crime
In an effort to fight crime, specifically in Southside Belize City, today the Belize Police Department and Caribbean Motors closed a deal for 15 Great Wall Wingles. The purchase was made by the Government of Belize through the Ministry of Home Affairs for the Department at a cost of approximately 6 hundred and 10 thousand […]
Firefighters experienced Communication Problems
The National Fire Service had to send its radios for repair. For the past few weeks, firefighters were experiencing communication problems as it relates to its radios attached to the fire trucks. Three of the radios were damaged and sent to be repaired. We asked Fire Chief Ted Smith about it. “Yes we had some […]
West Jet to increase “Canada Belize Bilateral Merchandise Trade”
West Jet inaugurated its second direct flight from Canada today. The Canadian Low-cost airline inaugurated its first flight to Belize in 2016 from Toronto. The new flight now comes from Calgary and touched down this afternoon at the Philip Goldson International Airport at fifteen minutes past three o’clock. Honorary Consul of Canada to Belize Lynn […]
NAC & UNDP host Youth Leaders Forum
The National AIDS Commission (NAC) in collaboration with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) hosted the Youth Leaders Forum today in Belize City under the theme: “HIV, Youth and the Future: A national Youth Leaders Forum”. According to the Programs Officer Arthur Usher, the goal was to educate and engage 30 youth leaders in an […]
BNE donates to Punta Gorda Town Council
Belize Natural Energy Charitable Trust made a donation to the Punta Gorda Town Council on Thursday. Paul Mahung reports. Paul Mahung, Love FM “Belize Natural Energy Charitable Trust yesterday handed over a compactor garbage truck donated to the Punta Gorda Town Council. During the handing over ceremony at the Punta Gorda Central Park the keys […]
EMPRENDE helps Boost Local Businesses
Entrepreneurs play a vital role in strengthening the country’s skill and add to its development. In this regard, the EMPRENDE Belize Fund was launched on October 5, 2016, whereby individuals or teams with a business concept or business were provided with a seed capital to start or expand their business. This afternoon was the closing […]
Choc charged for causing the death of Mellisa Murillo
Julio Choc, the man believed to be involved in the traffic incident that claimed the life of twenty-nine-year-old Mellisa Murillo last Saturday has been slapped with six charges. The thirty-five-year-old has been formally charged with causing death by careless conduct, Manslaughter by negligence, failure to stop and render aid, driving without due care and attention, […]
Police Destroy Marijuana Plantation
Orange Walk Special Branch, Quick Response Team, other specialized teams and officers conducted a joint operation today. As a result, they discovered a marijuana plantation located approximately six miles North West of Paraiso Village in the Corozal District. The plantation had one-thousand-four-hundred and thirty mature trees measuring between one to six feet in height. In […]
BLPA signs Technical Cooperation Agreement with IDB
The Belize Livestock Producers Association (BLPA) and the Inter- American Development Bank (IDB), signed the Technical Cooperation Agreement for the project entitled “Improving Livestock Sector Productivity And Climate Resilience In Belize”. The project is funded by the Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF), in partnership with the Nordic Development Fund (NDF) and Global Affairs Canada (GAC) through […]
Several Schools competed for the National Championship
The National Primary School Basketball Championship games got underway this morning at the St. John’s College gymnasium. This year’s participants from Belize City are St. Joseph R.C and St. Martin de Porres; from Orange Walk Town: La Immaculada R.C. and San Francisco R.C.; from Corozal Town St. Francis Xavier and Corozal Methodist; from the Cayo […]
Henry Harris to Stand Trial for Murder
Twenty-three year Henry Harris, aka “Alkaline”, charged with murder and attempted murder, was committed today By Senior Magistrate Aretha Ford to stand trial in the January session of the Supreme Court. Harris is charged with the murder of 44-year-old Clinton “Hog” Fraser and the attempted murder of his brother, Michael Fraser. He is also charged […]
Selvin Waight charged with Robbery
Eighteen-year-old Selvin Waight, an unemployed person of Gibnut Street, was charged with robbery when he appeared today before Senior Magistrate Aretha Ford. Waight pled not guilty to the charge. The prosecutor objected to bail on the grounds that the offence has become prevalent; that the crime rate has increased dramatically; that the offence was committed […]
Martinez to Stand Trial for Unlawful Sexual Intercourse
Twenty-one year old Victor Martinez, a resident of Ladyville charged with unlawful sexual intercourse, was committed today by Senior Magistrate Aretha Ford to stand trial in the January session of the Supreme Court. The prosecution intends to call 7 witnesses. The items that were submitted by the prosecution included 3 sets of photographs, a medico-legal […]
US$78 mil in 9 days
The Barrow administration, and the country, suffered another devastating legal loss to Lord Ashcroft-related entities when the Caribbean Court of Justice, Belize’s highest court, on Wednesday, November 1, delivered a stinging judgement regarding the terms of the final payout of compensation for the government’s acquisition of Belize Telemedia Limited.
In the case of the Attorney General of Belize versus Dean Boyce, Dunkeld International Investment Ltd. and The Trustees of the BTL Employees Trust, the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) issued a ruling which determined the final amount of money that the Government of Belize had to pay to Dunkeld International Investment Ltd. and the Belize Telemedia Employees Trust.
“Storm of Fire” nabs alleged Honduran human trafficker
elize is making international news, but this time, unfortunately, for its link in a human trafficking ring based in Honduras.
Honduran news outlets are reporting that teenagers from that country have been trafficked to Guatemala and Belize, where they are sexually exploited and faced with forced labor.
In the case of Belize, the outlets are reporting that the women are taken to the island of San Pedro, where in many cases they are forced to serve as prostitutes in an undisclosed bar.
The future of the ring and the continuation of its operations are not yet known, as the woman believed to be the head of its operations has been jailed.
Belizean people “punked” by our own officials – once again!
There appear to have been serious breaches by Belizean authorities of the protocol relating to a maritime accident when they released a 60-foot yacht, Amador, a US-registered vessel that had run aground on the Belize Barrier Reef near South Water Caye, which is about 21 miles southeast of Dangriga Town. The incident reportedly occurred on Saturday night, October 21.
Guatemala’s Prensa Libre reported that after the S.O.S. of the yacht’s owner, Guatemalan singer Carlos Peña, went out on his Facebook page, the Guatemalan consulate in Belize indicated that a rescue boat had left in search of the stricken boat. No local authority we interviewed could tell us where the rescue boat came from.
Many illegal immigrants voted in the March 7, 2012 elections
The Opposition People’s United Party (PUP) has long accused the ruling United Democratic Party (UDP) government of stealing the 2012 National and sub-national elections.
That is because between October 2011 and February 2012, over 2,000 foreign nationals were gifted Belizean nationality certificates even though they did not meet the requisite qualifications.
With those certificates, they thereafter registered and voted in the March 7, 2012 elections, which the PUP lost by a combined estimated 800 votes.
Former Director of the Immigration and Nationality Department, Ruth Meighan, in her appearance before the Senate Select Committee, conceded that many illegal immigrants voted in that election.
Brenda Jandrez, 22, shot in bed
Shortly after 8 o’clock on Wednesday morning, Corozal resident, Brenda Jandrez, 22, was lying in her bed with her new boyfriend at her home on Mahogany Street in the Corozal District when a gunman pushed his hand through her window and fired a single shot.
Jandrez was hit in the stomach and rushed to the Corozal Community Hospital, and later transported to the Northern Regional Hospital in Orange Walk Town.
She was thereafter transported to the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital (KHMH), where police say she is in a critical condition, fighting for her life.
PUP fight for amendment to infamous Maritime Areas Act
The Opposition People’s United Party (PUP), on October 20th, filed a motion in the Senate seeking permission to debate an amendment to the Maritime Areas Act that was passed in 1992. The amendment is for Belize to claim all its territorial sea and exclusive economic zone allowed under international law.
In an interview with the press on Tuesday, Lead Opposition Senator, Eamon Courtenay, indicated that this move had been in the pipeline a long time ago. He said, “In terms of context, the party leader, Hon. John Briceño, had some time in the past called for an amendment to the Maritime Areas Act in a debate in the National Assembly. On another occasion in the National Assembly, the former Party Leader and former Prime Minister, Honorable Said Musa, had done the same thing.”
UB males and SJCJC females are champions of ATLIB National Volleyball Tournament 2017
The Association of Tertiary Level Institutions of Belize (ATLIB) held its National Volleyball Tournament last Saturday, October 28, at the SJC gym in Belize City.
We would like to thank all athletes, coaches, sports coordinators, staff, administration, medical personnel, referees (BVA), police, media and fans who came out to watch the games. Most certainly they witnessed athletic performances of the highest quality in a spirit of sportsmanship and fair play…
Teams that qualified for the Nationals were: West – UB (University of Belize) males and females; South – IJC (Independence Junior College) males and SCEJC (Stann Creek Ecumenical Junior College) females; Central – SJCJC (SJC Junior College) males and females; and North – CEMJC (Centro Escular Mexico Junior College) males and CJC (Corozal Junior College) females.
BzSA Optimist National Championship and Laser Regatta results
After delays and postponements due to inclement weather and poor wind conditions, the Belize Sailing Association’s (BzSA) National Championships for the Optimist class boats got underway on Saturday and Sunday, October 28-29, at the BTL Park in Belize City. Twelve competitors from 3 clubs participated, and at the end of 2 days of racing, 14 year-old Peter Joo of Placencia Sailing Club clearly demonstrated that he is now the top sailor in the Optimist fleet in Belize.
The first day of sailing hardly had enough wind for race officials to continue with races, but after several prior postponements, officials proceeded with 5-knot winds. Joo showed that he had acquired significant techniques in light-wind sailing, and took 4 of the 6 races by as much as 10 boat lengths. Sailors eventually learned to cope with a steady and strong current running from the north to south that is common knowledge for sailors that sail in the Belize City Habour.
Olimpia crowned inaugural Scotiabank CONCACAF League champion
Olimpia earned the inaugural Scotiabank CONCACAF League title Thursday night at a rainy Estadio Nacional, overcoming host Santos de Guapiles in the two-legged final, 4-1 on penalty kicks.
Michael Chirinos scored the second leg’s only goal in the first half, giving the Honduran power a 1-0 win and leveling the series 1-1 on aggregate. The sides went directly to penalty kicks after the final whistle brought the second half to a close.
Olimpia, which lifted its first CONCACAF trophy since the 1988 Champions’ Cup, converted each of its four attempts, while Santos hit the back of the net once in three tries…
Editorial: Da who responsible?
On Monday morning, the United Democratic Party (UDP) Government of Belize sent their Gang Suppression Unit (GSU) to invade the private premises of the Southside’s second largest employer – a media house named Kremandala which is 48 years old.
On Wednesday morning, the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ), Belize’s highest and final court of justice, humiliated the UDP Government of Prime Minister/Minister of Finance, Rt. Hon. Dean O. Barrow, with a judgment in favor of Lord Michael Ashcroft which calls for GOB to pay Ashcroft $78 million in U.S. currency by November 10.
The judgment is in the neighborhood of a quarter of Belize’s foreign reserves; despite Mr. Barrow’s attempt at a Wednesday afternoon press conference to put on a brave face by arbitrarily predicting how profitable the new tourist season is going to be, it was already difficult to do business in Belize because of foreign currency problems, and this CCJ judgment will surely make matters worse.
From The Publisher
The Police Department and Ministry decided to send Kremandala a message on Monday morning by sending their Gang Suppression Unit (GSU), an armed paramilitary group, to violate the privacy of our yard, which houses Amandala, KREM Radio, KREM Television, and the African and Indian (Indigenous) Library.
The pretext for the attack was that the GSU had a warrant for a fiery political activist named Raymond Rivers, whom they had seen/heard on the KREM Radio/Television morning talk show. The GSU could have waited at the gate until their target finished the show, they could have covered the back of our yard to make sure he did not scale the fence, and then they would have been sure of their target. But, it was not really Raymond Rivers that they sought. The bosses of the GSU wanted to violate and embarrass Kremandala, which they did.
Meliton Auil remembers Cobo
This morning I read with interest your article about “Cobo”, whom I certainly remember, and by sheer coincidence, I was telling his story to some friends over the weekend.
When Cobo was in Belize in the 1950’s, I was a young clerk working at Barclays Bank at their main office on Albert Street, where the bank always had British newspapers and magazines on display at their counters. Cobo used to be a frequent visitor at our counters where he used to spend some time reading the papers.
G.S.U. invasion of Kremandala compound represents a failure of the state to protect the media’s rights
To whom it may concern,
We hope that this letter finds you well.
Our organization Kremandala— made up of Amandala Newspaper, Krem Television and Krem Radio, all located at 3304 Partridge Street— writes to you to alert you to events that transpired on Monday, the 30th of October, 2017. We believe that the actions carried out by members of the Belize Police Department, in particular the Gang Suppression Unit (G.S.U.), represent a violation by the state of our rights as an independent media house.
Kremandala also connects Sunday’s events to others over the past 3 years, outlining specific moments that have highlighted the dangerous conditions in which journalists and activists live in this country.
RIGHT TO THE POINT: Will hotels consent to the use of marijuana on their premises?
So if you read the first part of my writing regarding the ten grammes of marijuana which is being decriminalized, you will realize that it is a myth that the possession and use of marijuana has become legal. It may seem like splitting hairs, but there is a vast legal difference between the law not pursuing a legal recourse because you have in your possession a small quantity, in this case ten grammes, and the outright possession of any amount, anytime and anywhere. It is also a myth that there are no repercussions since it places a more onerous condition on persons with more than ten grammes, or with the ten grammes or less found at an educational institution and on minors and their parents.
Awu le wuguri
I have discovered that the axiom “haste makes waste” is true and definitely applies in my case. In my haste and enthusiasm to open the window of the Garifuna culture and its history, I erred grievously, and grievously have I suffered the inadequacy of my feeble attempt in my publication of, “Garifuna, The Facts and Myths”. I have read paragraph after paragraph over and over again, and I wince at some of the things I wrote and the many facts that I omitted. The reason for this was I was trying to say so much in a very short time and space. The lack of funding for an in-depth research was lacking and, of course, inexperience played a great part in my endeavor. My intentions, however, were sincere. It has been some time now since I have attempted to do anything to correct and improve what I had attempted to do. I have just now recovered from a malady of writer’s blues.
Did the US weather service have any impact on Hattie hitting Belize because of project storm fury ?
October 31, 2017 will mark the 56th aniversary of one of the most destructive hurricanes that ever made landfall in Belize – Hurricane Hattie. The great mystery about Hattie according to historical records is that Hurricane Hattie had actually headed past Belize to Cuba, in late October of 1961, but mysteriously took a turn towards Belize. Hattie ran into cool air which essentially had the effect of reversing its direction from north to south.
“In 1961, we Belizeans were not as confident in the predictions of the weather scientists in Miami, because this was a time when we were hearing of their silver iodide experiments on seeding hurricanes, and overall it seemed that the American scientists had decided to play with natural fire, so to speak. 55 years after Hattie, the weather scientists know a lot more than they did back then.” (courtesy of Amandala Publisher).
Thanks to the Publisher of the Amandala for sharing this theory about the silver iodide. I have decided to do a research. According to data this was the name of the experiment — Project Storm Fury.
The real people power
Belize at 36 years since independence is a very young country by global standards. By extension the political power structure, party politics and the political process are also very young but have turned out to be extremely flawed. The blame for most of this can be placed squarely on the shoulders of all those who have served in the House of Representatives, since there were sufficient examples in the world of what a vibrant, progressive democracy look like.
However, the vast number of politicians and those aspiring to serve the people have three things in common — self-preservation, greed and the lust for power. Others were more preoccupied with building personal family fortunes, political dynasties and the power base of their respective political parties. In other words party politics became kind of a business enterprise for them. The end result is the Belize of 2017 and the nation we now live in.
Carl Reneau, 28, was committed for trial in the murder of Jaheem Mahler, 15
Carl Reneau, 28, charged with the murder of Jaheem Mahler, 15, was committed for trial in the January session of the Supreme Court at a preliminary inquiry that was held today in the court of Senior Magistrate Aretha Ford.
Reneau accepted a paper committal and the prosecution submitted 32 statements, 16 sets of photographs, 5 reports, 2 compact discs with footage, 4 chains of custody forms and a statement from Reneau, who was not represented by an attorney.
Mahler, a student of Gateway Youth Center, was shot and killed on January 18, 2017. He was riding his bicycle on Iguana Street Extension along with two others when his assailant shot him 8 times.
PM Barrow says “parallel enterprise” at BDF will be investigated
An apparent irregularity has been uncovered by the Auditor General in a report on the Belize Defence Force Jungle Training Program and this has placed a senior BDF officer in the public spotlight.
Yesterday at the Best Western Biltmore Hotel, following his press conference, Prime Minister Dean Barrow told the media that the matter would be investigated.
The audit report revealed that a company, Belize Jungle Experience Ltd., had contracted with the BDF to provide logistical support for a group of 35 German soldiers who were on a jungle training exercise in Belize.
Placencia drills Wagiya in back match, keeps playoff hopes alive
Last night, in a Week 11 back match at the M.A. Stadium in Independence, home standing Placencia Assassins crushed visiting Wagiya from Dangriga by a 6-1 margin. Six Placencia players scored 1 apiece, Gabriel Ramos (15’), Ashley Torres (26’), Alexander “Pleck” Peters (30’), Luis “Baaka” Torres (59’), Delone Torres (76’) and Jaden Garbutt (88’); while budding super-striker Krisean Lopez (24’) got the lone goal for Wagiya, who are now out of playoff contention.
Home invasion in Ranchito
The home of an elderly couple in Ranchito was invaded by two armed thieves, for whom police are searching.
At about 1:00 this morning, Michael McGee, 70, an American retiree, and his wife, Janet McGee, 68, were sleeping in their house when two armed, masked men gained entry into the home. The criminals bound the couple with duct tape and forced the couple to lie on the floor, and they then stole a number of television sets, computers, Janet’s diamond wedding ring and Michael’s wedding ring. They then stole everything they could carry, and anything they could put in the couple’s 2003 Dodge Ram pickup, which they also took from their victims.
Joshua Gillett, 20, charged with attempted murder
Fisherman Joshua Gillett, 20, a resident of 46 West Collet Canal Street, was charged with attempt ed murder when he appeared today before Senior Magistrate Aretha Ford.
Gillett was also charged with dangerous harm and use of deadly means of harm. Senior Magistrate Ford explained to him that she would not take a plea from him because the offences he is charged with are indictable.
She also explained to him that the court could not consider offering him bail until after 3 months have passed. He was remanded into custody until December 21.
Another fatal accident in southern Belize
An elderly man is dead following a traffic accident on the Hummingbird highway this afternoon. Reliable reports reaching the Reporter indicate Jose Garcia, 67, of Middlesex community, mile 25, was driving a red pickup truck on a road leading out of the community to the […]
Police charge man for fatal traffic accident
Police have arrested and charged Julio Choc in connection with last Ssturday’s fatal traffic accident that claimed the life of Sittee River village resident, Melissa Murillo. Choc is charged with ‘manslaughter by negligence’, ‘causing death by careless conduct’, ‘driving without due care and attention’, ‘negligent […]
Small cattle farmers to benefit from technical cooperation
Some 250 small and medium-sized cattle farmers stand to benefit significantly from a project agreement signed on Thursday between the Belize Livestock Producers Association and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). The project, worth $1.6 million, aims to make the cattle farms more resilient to climate […]
Two men left critical following traffic accident
Two men from Orange Walk are in critical condition at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital following a traffic accident this morning on the Philip Goldson Highway. Police say the mishap occurred around 3:30 near the Manatee Lookout near mile 8, and involved a grey and […]
Cops investigating murder of Cardinal Andrews
The case of a shooting incident last Wednesday on Patridge Street in Belize City has been officially upgraded into a murder investigation after the victim, Cardinal Andrews, died at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital (KHMH) on Sunday. Andrews died around 4:00 p.m. on Sunday. He had suffered […]
Cocktail for manatees this weekend
In its bid to protect the lives of Belize’s endangered manatees, Sea to Shore Alliance, has collaborated with a number of agencies and other groups to hold the third of its kind “Cocktail for the Manatees,” scheduled for this weekend. Spearheaded by manatee researcher, Jamal […]
Over 10,000 lbs or garbage collected off highway
Participants in the Walk for a Green Belize initiative, hosted in commemoration of World Environment Day, collected an estimated total of 10,800 lbs of garbage from off the George Price highway. The Department of the Environment (DOE), the Belize Solid Waste Management Authority (BSWaMA) and the Belize […]
When are bumps, skin tags and growths dangerous?
Many people have skin blemishes that sometimes are just spots or discolouration, while others are bumps and boils. What do these flaws mean? Warts are caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV) and can show up on the hands, face, feet, limbs, and near the nails. […]
ROC Taiwan helps GOB offer services online with BELAPS
The Government of Belize is moving increasingly into the digital age, by rolling out services which citizens may access securely online from the comfort of their living room or office. This means 24-hour access, no more waiting in line, or having to travel to Belmopan […]
Cuba wins landmark U.N. vote on U.S. embargo
Cuba won an almost unanimous vote from the United Nations General Assembly on Wednesday, November 1, to adopt a resolution to end the economic, commercial and financial embargo, which the United States has imposed against Cuba in 1962 after Fidel Castro’s rise to power and […]
The Politics and Business of Marijuana
Valerie Woods With the amendments to the Misuse of Drugs Act, an adult will now be able to possess and smoke up to 10 grams of marijuana in the privacy of his/her home and in someone’s house or in a hotel room with the consent of the owner. Although a […]
The Billion-Dollar Question: How to fill Belize’s SME Credit Gap? Part 6
The last few installments in this series on alternative financing approaches that are useful considerations in bridging the Small-Medium-sized Enterprises (SME)’s credit gap had focused on the usefulness of secured transaction registries (STRs), and how these provide increased protections for creditors using movable assets as collateral. However, true to the […]
Police charge suspect for Swazo’s Sunday morning attack
Belize City police have charged Joshua Jeremy Gillet, 20, for the Sunday morning shooting of 44-year-old James Swazo at his home on Ground Dove Street in the Jane Usher area of Belize city. Gillet was charged with ‘attempted murder’, ‘dangerous harm’ and ‘use of deadly means of […]
Four shot on Neal’s Penn Road; police look for suspect
Police are seeking one suspect in connection with a shooting on Neal’s Penn Road in Belize City on Sunday which left four people injured. Police say that sometime around 3:00 that afternoon, Godwin Flowers, 28; Cameron Moreira, 18; Darren Dawson, 32; and Gerald Tillett, 67, […]
Elderly couple held up and robbed at home in Corozal
A retired, elderly American couple was traumatized on Tuesday morning when they woke up at 1:00 a.m., to discover two unwelcome visitors in masks in their Ranchito Village home in Corozal. The burglars left them bound after stealing items worth almost $47,000 at gunpoint. Michael […]
San Pedro man charged for attempted murder of female resident
A construction worker and resident of San Pedro town was arrested on a number of criminal charges for allegedly attacking a woman last Wednesday and inflicting multiple cut wounds to her neck. Gilbert Anthony Palacio, 28, of the San Mateo area of the island was arrested for […]
Serious traffic accident on the Philip Goldson Highway
Police are investigating a serious traffic accident which occurred on the Philip Goldson Highway sometime after 5:00 this morning.
Police are investigating a serious traffic accident which occurred on the Philip Goldson Highway sometime after 5:00 this morning.
While details are sketchy, reports are that it involved a grey pickup truck which was transporting watermelons, and a light coloured SUV.
The eight year feud between the Government of Belize and British billionaire Michael Ashcroft is about to end with Belize retaining full control of its nationalized company, Belize Telemedia Limited and Mr. Ashcroft ending up with $458.4 million in compensation. The final details about how much is to be paid […]
US $78 Million due next Friday!
The Government of Belize (GOB) will make one payment of US $78.16 Million to Dunkeld and the BTL Employees Trust by next Friday, November 10, and be done with the BTL nationalization saga, according to Prime Minister Dean Barrow. Barrow announced this final payment at […]
Godwin Hulse apologizes for immigration hustle
At its hearing on Wednesday, the Senate Special Select Committee listened to a statement by Minister of Immigration, Senator Godwin Hulse, in which he apologised to Belize for the embarrassment the visa and passport hustle has caused our country over recent years. Those embarrassments took […]
PUP proposes amendment to Maritime Areas Act
The Opposition People’s United Party (PUP) intends to raise a motion at the next sitting of the Senate to debate amending the Maritime Areas Act so that Belize can claim up to 12 miles of territorial seas, in accordance with international law. It is a […]
Police investigating burnt human remains found off Coastal Road
The Crimes Investigation Branch in Belize City is heading an investigation to determine the identity of the human remains found in some bush near mile 10 on the Coastal Road over the weekend. The discovery was made around 4:55 p.m. on October 28th, by a farmer who […]
Online impersonator sought by police for forgery
Belmopan police have issued an all points bulletin for the arrest of a Dangriga man accused of forgery for allegedely impersonating the Governor General of Belize via a fake Facebook profile and email. Belmopan police say that the suspect, 23-year-old Elston Earl Elijio, also pretends […]
Breaking Belize News
BELTRAIDE holds closing ceremony for EMPRENDE Belize Fund
With the objective to strengthen the skills of the country through the implementation of the […]
Stamp Duty act Amendment
The Government Press Office today informed the public that the Stamp Duties (Amendment) (No. 2) […]
Going to ICJ could cost US $5-10 Million
Belize and Guatemala are both scheduled to hold referendums in the coming year to make […]
Ryan Hyde charged for home invasion
Ryan Hyde charged for home invasion
Two men critical after early morning accident
Two weeks ago, there was a home invasion in Camalote Village, Belmopan. The culprit made […]
Two men critical after early morning accident
DPM Faber and BNTU bump heads
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Education, Patrick Faber and Belize National Trade Union (BNTU) […]
Human remains found on Coastal are Caucasian
A post-mortem has confirmed that human remains found on the Coastal Road last Saturday night […]
Police quickly detain early morning shooter
A gunman has been busted by police after opening fire in a community on the […]
Pink Eye costs Belize $1 Million
The Social Security Board (SSB) has paid out over $1 Million in sickness benefits as […]
Discovering Belize’s Hidden Valley Treasure
Belize is home to many reserves – in fact, 26.2% of her territory is under legal protection by the government. 17.8% constitutes private protected areas, and 70% of the forest remains standing. One such private reserve is the Hidden Valley Inn and Reserve in the Cayo District, the largest of Belize’s six, and my home district. Spanning 90 miles of mountain pine ridge forest, trails, and waterfalls, Hidden Valley is home to an exciting variety of flora and fauna, especially migratory bird species. Touring this expanse would take quite some time, but oh the breathtaking possibilities! As it is, I was able to enjoy some vistas while staying at Hidden Valley Inn. Thanks to our knowledgeable guide Marvin, we were able to visit some spectacular spots that most visitors only dream of seeing. I mean, I grew up nearby, and even I had no idea they existed either!
What to Expect in November & December on Ambergris Caye
We are starting to see more tourists on the island. Tempatures are dropping up north so it makes complete sense. (Calgary will see a high temperature of only15 degrees F today)
But the real influx – the first official wave of HIGH SEASON (by my standards) is Christmas week. It is, perhaps, the busiest week for visitors of the year. Some hotels are already full, many golf carts are rented for that week…
November and December are a great time to visit. Until Christmas week, smaller crowds and good deals AND get out of the cold!
Here are some things coming up in the 52 days before Christmas Day. And check out this post for some decorations made of Belikin crates and conch shells, lobster traps and lights to get you in the spirit!
'DAD'S SPIRIT IS WITH US' Scots X Factor stars The Cutkelvins inspired and supported in bid for fame by spirit of late father
Derek Cutkelvin was born in Belize... and is related to the Cutkelvin's of Caye Caulker....
SCOTS X Factor stars The Cutkelvins believe they are being inspired and supported in their bid for fame by the spirit of their late father.
The talented trio lost their dad Derek, himself a keen singer, seven years ago after he suffered a sudden heart attack at home.
His death, at the age of just 53, left his wife Lynda and six children shattered.
But Shereen, 20, and her brothers Jay, 24, and Kyle, 22, say they can feel his presence alongside them as they perform in the hit ITV talent competition.
And the Cutkelvin siblings, tipped as one of the show’s favourites, revealed they each have a special memento of their dad, which they wear for luck while singing.
he Salvation Army is preparing to launch its yearly Toy Drive and Christmas Kettle appeal, 17min.
Dia De Los Muertos or Finados, 26min.
Health benefits of Veganism, 34min.
Sea to Shore Alliance is hosting its 3rd Annual Cocktails for the Manatee Fundraiser, 24min.
Misuse of Drugs Amendment Act., 44min.
The Elections and Boundaries Department is conducting its Annual Revision, 38min.
Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary is the world’s first jaguar preserve!, 1min. Learn more here with Jeff Corwin.
Morning Matters With Ian Espat, 58min.
Grace & You - Sea food Medley over Grace Pasta, 13min.
Belize Primary School History Competition, 23min.
Belize Arts Skills Training Center - Make A Wish Lantern, 34min.
Musical Guest - Floy Dexx, 11min.
BELTRAIDE and SBDCBelize is gearing up for EntreCON2017, 40min.
The Belize Diabetes Association is continuing their advocacy to promote healthy lifestyles, 32min.
Tux Fried Chicken is back in business, 17min.
Nurse shark wrestles with diver to steal bagged fish, 1min. A diver off the coast of Belize was caught on camera wrestling with a nurse shark that had eyes for the grouper the man had in a mesh bag.
The video, filmed during an Oct. 25 diving trip off the coast of San Pedro, shows the driver struggling to get the nurse shark to release its grip on the mesh bag containing his catch.
Find out how the Directorate General for Foreign Trade links local business to compete in the international market!, 2min. The Directorate General for Foreign Trade informs on how they link local businesses to compete in the international market.
Belize Defence Force ...HELL MARCH !!!, 3min. 2017 military parade in Belmopan.
Belize Now - November 3, 2017, 30min. 1. Attorney General donates law books to the Belize Central Prison
2. Belize Police Department launched anti-crime operation
3. Belize National Fire Service explains fire fighting
4. Government of Belize launches BELAPS Project
CARNIVAL BREEZE DAY 4 ~ PART 2 ~ BELIZE, 11min. In part 2, we are in Belize for the day. The weather was a little unpredictable, so our day was fairly short in the port. We tendered in to Belize and walked around the port and did some shopping. With the weather being as it was, we chose not to do an excursion.
Bringing marl in Belize, 1min. Berkovitz Development group at The Enclave at The Palms - preparing the first lot for construction
Belize - February 2016, 3.5min. When all the boy's hit up Central America.
Belize 2017, 31min. A trip to Corozal Belize and San Pedro.