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Today's Belize News: November 15, 2017 #527086
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The San Pedro Sun

Post-mortem results confirm Raimund Kößler was murdered
On Monday, November 13th, the Belize Police Department released the post-mortem results indicating the cause of death of island resident and German attorney, 53-year-old Raimund Kößler (Koessler). According to the examination results, his death was a result of blunt force trauma after suffering a severe injury to the head. His death has been labeled as murder, but so far police have not detained anyone. As police continue investigating, the official police report maintains that the last time Kößler was seen alive was on Sunday evening November 5th at around 10PM at his residence. Several hours later, he was found dead just a block away from his home. The motive is yet unknown. Police identified his injury as a large cut wound to his head, however, the type of weapon or object used in the crime was not revealed.

Despite 2-1 loss to Verdes FC, San Pedro Pirates advance to PLB semi-finals
The San Pedro Pirates Football Club hosted Cayo’s Verdes Football Club on Sunday, November 12th, at the Ambergris Stadium in San Pedro Town. It was the last week of regular season games for the Premiere League of Belize (PLB), before the semi-finals begin. The Pirates and Verdes had a tough match, but when the final whistle was blown, it was 2-1 victory for the Verdes. However, despite the loss, the island team managed to squeak into the semi-finals thanks to goal differentials between Police United FC. The first semi-final game between the Pirates and Bandits will be held at the Ambergris Stadium on Sunday, November 19th in San Pedro Town. Kick-off is at 3PM, and all of San Pedro is invited to come out and support its island team.

Ambergris Today

Another Day At The Office
"Another day at the office," comments Chris Summers on his Facebook profile. The island's American Crocodile Education Sanctuary (ACES) crocodile hunter seems to be very busy lately. His hands are full with these reptiles appearing in people's backyards, in construction sites and along the roads; or are we encroaching in their natural habitats? Residents know who to call to handle these scary but unique/beautiful creatures that are native to Ambergris Caye.

Matachica Resort & Spa In Top10 For Conde Nast Traveler
Matachica Resort & Spa Named Amongst Top 10 Resorts in Central America in the 2017 Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards - Secluded beachfront getaway, Matachica Resort & Spa, in San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize, is honored to announce they have been named amongst the top ten resorts in Central America in the 2017 Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards. The award celebrates outstanding properties from every region of the globe using feedback from its reader’s to decide upon the winning properties.

Anti-Corruption Training For Belizean Secondary And Tertiary Students
The United Nations Development Program (UNDP), in collaboration with the United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and the Attorney General Ministry of Belize, is delivering anti-corruption training for secondary and tertiary students during November and December in various high schools, junior colleges, and universities across the country. On International Anti-Corruption Day last year, December 9, Belize took a historic step by signing its accession to the United Nations’ Convention Against Corruption (UNCAC), becoming the 182nd country worldwide to sign onto this international agreement. As part of the UNCAC implementation process, numerous activities are being held across the country to build awareness among and actively engage youth, women, civil society and other relevant stakeholders on corruption.

Misc Belizean Sources

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BELIZE ATTENDS UNITED NATIONS CLIMATE CHANGE CONFERENCE (COP23)
“FASTER COLLECTIVE ACTION TO BUILD RESILENCE:” Hon. Dr. Omar Figueroa, Minister of State in the Ministry of Fisheries, Forestry, the Environment, and Sustainable Development, leads a delegation of government officials at the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP23) in Bonn, Germany. The COP23 meeting calls for not only the preservation of the global consensus of the landmark adoption of the Paris Climate Change Agreement but urges for greater momentum by countries to build resilience and low carbon societies. During the opening ceremonies, H.E. Frank Bainimarama, Prime Minister of Fiji and the new President of the COP23 conference, pleaded for faster action as the conference comes on the heels of recent extreme weather events that ravaged hundreds of communities and displaced millions of people in the Caribbean, Asia and the Americas.

BELIZE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD: Andy Palacio
Andy Vivian Palacio, born in Barranco, is a Musical Icon!!! He burst unto the music scene in the 80’s with hits bikinis panty, gimme punta rock, and One of my personal favorites watu! He made hit albums like Nabi: 1990. Kiemoun: 1995. Till da mawnin: Listed as 1 of the 100 essential recordings from Latin America & the Caribbean. 1997 Watina, which blew the world music scene away, was critically acclaimed, his most globally successful album and one of the greatest albums ever released by a Belizean. 2007 was the year of Andy Palacio He won countless awards for Wátina including Order of meritorious service UNESCO artist for peace

UNDP Belize is inviting Belizean musicians to enter its anti-corruption jungle competition
For details see the flyer below or visit www.bz.undp.org. Deadline is November 30th.

Orphaned margay
Brief patient update and news snippet: "Growing up well but post release monitoring is incredibly expensive... Yesterday the orphaned margay was given a health check, microchipped and measured to determine what type of equipment could be used to track him post release next year. He is growing up wild and loves to hunt already. But unfortunately for now he is still too small (he is only 7 months old) and the quotes received are from 2500 - 3700 US$!

JINGLE COMPETITION
Know any aspiring Musicians? UNDP Belize is inviting Belizean Musicians to enter our Anti-Corruption Jingle Competition . Deadline is November 30th. 1st Prize: Vacation to Cancun, Mexico for 2 persons. Round Trip Airfare and one Room in a 4-star hotel included (courtesy of Tropic Air)

Power outage scheduled for a portion of Belize District on Friday, November 17 from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
To affect Los Lagos, Burrel Boom Junction, Sandhill, Maxboro, Gardenia, Biscayne, Crooked Tree, Rhaburn Ridge and all villages along the Old Northern Highway up to Maskall Village. BEL to replace insulators and conduct maintenance works on the power distribution system in the area.

VACANCY: BTB | Industry Relations Officer
Kindly see the link for details and submit all required documents to vacancy@belizetourismboard.org.

Are YOU ready to welcome Maimouna Youssef and Friends to Belize this week?
FREE show @ the Bliss in Belize Center, this Thursday, November 16, @7 p.m. You must have a ticket (free) to enter! Here is YOUR chance to WIN a ticket! The first two people to answer this question correctly will WIN a FREE ticket to the SHOW!

BIRD WATCHERS ALERT!
Check out this rare spotting of a summer tanager making appearances around the island. Gorgeous!!!

Regional Commission on Marijuana to Host National Consultations
The Attorney General’s Ministry of Belize in collaboration with and under the auspices of CARICOM’s Regional Commission on Marijuana, hereby issues this release to notify all interested parties and stake holders, that the Regional Commission on Marijuana will be hosting National Consultations by way of Focus Group meetings on the 23rd day of November 2017 at the Tapir Room of Best Western Plus, Belize Biltmore Plaza. These consultations will commence promptly at 9:00 a.m. through to 1:30 p.m.

Arms of Love, Cancer Group, will be having turkey dinner sale on Saturday, November 18th, 2017 on Caye Caulker
Also there is still time to get in on our raffle: $5 per raffle 1st prize: 1 basket liqour 1 Baileys 1 Jose Cuervo 1 Cinerator Whiskey 1 Red Wine 1 Jack Daniels 2nd prize: 1 Microwave 3rd prize: 1 Set Comforter Please support a worthy cause!

The third xate assessment has begun in the Chiquibul Forest
The objective will be to validate the status of xate populations in the wild. This activity is funded by the Belize Nature Conservation Foundation.

Rufino's Concerts in Benque Viejo
Rufino's Grand Musical Concert, in support for Needy Children! make it a date and call for reservations!

Day 2 of the course to fight illicit trafficking of antiquities
Brought out prosecutors who spoke on the weaknesses of international laws, customs agents to talk about smuggling, and Carabinieri drone pilots to talk of their experiences in how they monitor illegal activity.

Channel 7

Armenia Villager Murdered By Associate
As we told you last night, a man's body was found in Armenia village. He has been identified as 28 year old Carlos Albeno - and he was shot and killed. At this point, the police are not releasing much information only that they are looking for a Central American man in connection with this incident. Albeno's family also don't know much about what exactly happened and why he was targeted. Courtney Weatehrburne has the story. Yesterday evening Police and villagers swarmed the bushy road side in Armenia Village. They had found 28 year old Carlos Albeno's decomposed body. Today his father and a few friends were back at the scene searching for clues that could lead to Albeno's killer.

Police Investigating Troubling Allegations Against Placencia Community Police
Police are actively investigating the case in Placencia village which we told you about last night. As we reported, community police in Placencia Village took the police cadets - all young boys out on a camping trip over last weekend. The boys allege that the officers forced them to take nude pictures, and made them pay for water and use of the restroom. Very gross abuses and we're told it's a high priority investigation by the office of the Professional Standards Branch - which is herring to finalize the case. Until then, police would not comment on specifics. The professional standards branch is also actively investigating another matter in the Stann Creek District. That is the allegation of a gang rape inside the Independence police station. Three officers of varying ranks are accused of raping two women who were told they were being searched for drugs. Again, police are disclosing very little on this case - but we'll keep following it.

Fatal Accident in Belmopan - Driver May have Had Heart Attack
Last night we told you about three traffic fatalities in the Stann creek District. Tonight, there's another to report - but this one happened in Belmopan where a taxi driver was killed. It happened yesterday afternoon at 3:15 in San Martin village. 55 year old Preston Coleman was driving his Toyota Camry at the corner of San Martin and Argentina Street when he lost control of the vehicle and collided into a wooden lamp post. Police found Coleman lying on the road with a cut to the left side of his chin. Now that's not usually a fatal injury, but our sources say Coleman may have suffered a heart attack which caused the accident. Police have not released any info on that aspect of this case - we'll wait for the result of the post mortem examination.

Police Say No Arrests in Weekend Accidents In Stann Creek
And, in updates on the three other accidents which happened over the past weekend, police say they haven't brought charges yet in either case. The first happened on Friday night where Placencia couple Mark Leslie and Myrna Vasquez were killed. They were in a Toyota Corolla which collided with a GMC Yukon driven by Delmar Ortega which was overtaking. The third vehicle involved was a tractor hauling oranges. Police say that the farmer Cesar Montenegro did not have adequate lights and reflectors. But, up to this evening, no one had been charged. In total, Leslie and Vasquez had four children.

Pharmacists Say New Regs. May affect The Quality of Meds You Buy
The Belize Community Pharmacist's Association is a new group formed in May to look after the interests of those small private pharmacies who are trying to protect their interests in a changing landscape. The main change they faced on the first of November was the Food and Drugs Regulations 2017, which is a new regime of standards for the pharmaceutical industry. Now, standards are a good thing; they make sure that the pharmaceutical products you use are up to mark, and not inferior in anyway. But the Community Pharmacists say that if you are used to products out of the USA and the UK - you may have to find a central American Substitute. That's because the new Ministry of Health Standards requires that all drugs be certified with a standard called, "GMP" - short for good manufacturing practices.

Man Remanded For City Shooting
Yesterday we told you about a shooting incident that occurred in Broad daylight on Saturday morning. 41-year-old Clinton Abraham reported to police that he was riding his bike on Magazine Road when he was approached by a lone gunman who fired one shot. He had a minor injury to his left knee. 26 unemployed Eugene Fraser of Collet Canal Street was arrested and charged with use of deadly means of Harm and Wounding. Today he appeared before Chief Magistrate Sharon Fraser and was arraigned for the use of deadly means of harm. No plea was taken because its an indictable offence, and there's no bail for firearm offences, so he was remanded into custody until January 9th, 2018.

Cops In North Caught Big Gun
Corozal Police found drugs and live rounds in a pre-dawn operation in San Antonio village. They found a .45 pistol - which is a prohibited weapon - along with 8 live rounds along with 2 ounces of weed. No one was in the area, so those items were labelled as found property.

CARICOM Coming To Belize To Talk About Weed
Well, possession of small amounts of marijuana has been de-criminalized and the world hasn't ended, not yet at least. But, the Attorney General's Ministry is opening up to more consultation on the subject. Now you might say this is closing the stable door after the horse has bolted, but it's for wider CARICOM consideration. A release issued this evening says that the AG's Ministry has teamed up with CARICOM's Regional Commission on Marijuana, for a day of "National Consultations by way of Focus Group meetings on the 23rd November at the Biltmore Plaza from 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The Consultations are geared at, first, "Conducting rigorous enquiries into the social, economic, health and legal issues surrounding marijuana use in the Caribbean; and second, determining whether there should be a change in the current drug classification of marijuana. The findings of this consultation will be submitted to the Heads of CARICOM.

Shark Catch Provokes Outrage
Yesterday pictures surfaced on Facebook of two men posing with the dead sharks they caught in Belizean waters. Even though the shark season is open Belizeans on social media were outraged at the pictures and the crass displays of animal cruelty. We spoke to Dr Rachel Graham from MARALLIANCE via phone today. She told us what's behind the outrage and the struggle our shark population is currently facing. Dr. Rachel Graham - Executive Director of MARALLIANCE: "Well I think you know Belize is at a crossroads. We need to decide whether or not they want to protect some of these species or protect the fisheries moving forward. The fisheries are also in gross decline as well we work with traditional fishers and they are always coming to us saying you know what our lobster fishing was bad our conch fishing was bad populations are really low compared to what they used to be and so we are not saying don't fish. Definitely not, there needs to be a fishery in the country. A smart and sustainable fishery and in doing so you can't expect to use all gears and have a smart and sustainable fishery."

Jerry's Ode To His Amazing Parents
Today Jeremy Enriquez officially launched his book "To Educate A Nation: Autobiography of Andres P and Jane V. Enriquez. The book is a biography on the lives of his grandparents as teachers and the many hardships they faced. He said he actually put the book together with a manuscript his grandparents left behind chronicling their journey. Jeremy Enriquez - Author: It is a story of their life teaching from the early 1900s. 1907 to 1950. It is there words written on an exercise book over a period of time about the experiences they had teaching throughout parts of the country. It was an emotional journey for me also to look at the tremendous sacrifices and hardships that they have been through in those early days in Belize when there was no infrastructure. They had to walk 25 miles through the forest to reach San Antonio. Forest and Swamp and climb hills that were a difficult time to start schools in the colony at the time."

How To Make Sugar Sweeter
It's been a few weeks now since the European Union lifted all trade restrictions on the purchase of sugar. That will allow for European beet sugar farmers to compete on the same level as Belize and the other African Caribbean and Pacific countries. Experts predict that these changes will drive the world prices of sugar down since the European farmers are able produce high quality sugar very efficiently. Bracing for the change, everyone who depends on the viability of the Belize sugar industry have been hard at work to change their farming practices. They want to be more efficient, and to reduce the cost of production.

Capital Cops Caught Armenia Killer
There is a late breaking news update on the murder in Armenia Village which we told you about at the top of the newscast. Information to 7News is that Belmopan police have caught their prime suspect - who is A Guatemalan from Armenia village. It seems someone was allowing him to hide out on their property. It is believed that this man killed 28 year old Carlos Albeño in a dispute between the two who were familiar with each other.

Remembering Diabetes Day By Catching New Cases Early
Today is World Diabetes Day and Belize along with the rest of the world is honouring the day by bringing awareness to the disease that affects millions. 7 news spoke with the President of the Belize Diabetes Association this morning at the Diabetes Health Fair. He explained what Belize did for the big day and gave tips on living a healthy lifestyle. Sahar Vasquez: "At this fair today people are able to what get tests done?" Anthony Castillo - President of The Belize Diabetes Association: "For us here in Belize we are having a health fair our health partners provide services for people living with Diabetes and join us in creating more awareness on the condition of Diabetes. Unfortunately diabetes continues to be on the rise. It is on the rise everywhere in the world including for us here in Belize. Globally the IDF is saying that we now have 425 million persons living with the condition of Diabetes.

Channel 5

Armenia Stunned by Murder of Guatemalan Resident
A four-year-old boy on Monday afternoon stumbled into the body of a villager from Armenia, Cayo. The child thought the man was drunk, but as it turned out, Carlos Humberto [...]

NICH “Snitched” on Yhony Rosado’s Taxes
Businessman Yhony Rosado is recognized in the tourism industry for pioneering cave-tubing activities at Nohoch Che’en.  He is also an outspoken social activist who has stood up to the government [...]

G.S.T. Screwed Up Service?
Having been denied an opportunity to explain to the department where they are purportedly mistaken in their calculation of his taxes, Rosado turned to Chartered Public Accountant Cedric Flowers.  According [...]

Yhony Rosado Puts Fate in Court’s Hands
So, how will Rosado’s mounting debt be resolved?  According to the tour operator, he is headed to court and the judge’s decision on a final dollar amount will determine how [...]

Survivors in Recovery, Family Forgives Driver in Fatal Accident
Seventeen-year-old Aurora Sanchez, the lone survivor in a fatal crash that killed her mother and stepfather over the weekend, remains in stable condition and is recovering from injuries received during [...]

ComPol to Review Case of Rogue Cops on Camping Trip
Two police constables attached to the Placencia Police Substation are in big trouble and their fates lie in the hands of the Commissioner of Police tonight after multiple reports from [...]

Defence Ministry Explains Why B.D.F. Senior Officers Are Not Ready to Retire
Tonight, the Ministry of National Security says four officers who have reached retirement age are well within the law to remain in the Belize Defence Force.  Late last week, documents [...]

Eleven-foot “Wowla” Removed from Constitution Park Residence
Our following story is not for the faint of heart, so if you’re not a fan of snakes, you may want to exit.  Belizeans have grown used to sharing our [...]

Call Center Employee Charged in Clinton Abraham Shooting
Twenty-six-year-old Transparent B.P.O. employee, Eugene Mark Anthony Fraser is on remand at the Belize Central Prison tonight after being arraigned for the use of deadly means of harm and wounding [...]

Ex-Servicemen Manager Fighting for Parking
Almost a month ago, the Belize City Council implemented a ‘no parking’ regulation for the left side of Newtown Barracks, between the Ex-Servicemen’s League Building and MJ’s Building near Ninth [...]

Does Established Organization have “Squatter’s Rights?”
Richardson says she has so far failed to get the ear of either Belize City Mayor Darrell Bradley or City Administrator Candice Miller, not to mention Traffic Manager Kevan Jenkins. [...]

Fatal Accident Reported
Fifty-five-year-old Preston Coleman, a cab driver from Belmopan, lost his life in a road traffic accident on Monday afternoon.  In a report issued by the police department, officers responded to [...]

Minister Defends Regulations, but Pharmacists Disagree
There was debate in the House of Representatives on the adjournment on October twentieth, 2017, when Minister of Health Pablo Marin responded to Orange Walk South area representative Jose Mai [...]

“Sugar” on the Rise – More Women at Risk
Diabetes is on the rise across the world. More than four hundred million persons are living with the disease and women make up those hardest hit by this growing epidemic. [...]

Book Celebrates Teaching Pioneers from Toledo
Much of the history of Belizean education, especially outside of Belize City, has been shouldered by the Garifuna population. These men and women braved often treacherous conditions in the deepest [...]

How to Celebrate the 19th in Belize City
It is mostly coincidental, but today’s book launch does line up with the run-in of activities leading up to Garifuna Settlement Day this coming weekend. Garinagu in Belize and elsewhere [...]

Wrapping Up Successful Film Festival
There were seven winners at the just concluded Belize International Film Festival, including three Belizeans. At the closing of the successful twelfth edition, Belizeans won in Best Short Film, Most [...]

LOVE FM

Guatemala has a New Date for its Referendum
The Guatemalan Government has changed the date of its referendum for the second time in the past few weeks. We are told that the new date is April 15 as opposed to March 11, 2018. The reason it was first changed was because of their ‘busy activities during Lent’ however the reason for the second […]

U.S. Supreme Court denies Belize’s Petition
On Monday the U.S. Supreme Court denied a petition made by the Government of Belize. On August 8, 2017, GOB submitted an application for a writ of certiorari, a petition which losing party files with the Supreme Court, asking the Supreme Court to review the decision of a lower court. In this case, the Government […]

BCPA: Under the new regime the quality of medications will be impacted
The Belize Community Pharmacist Association, BCPA, is calling on the Ministry of Health and by extension the Government of Belize to consider the impacts which will be caused by the implementation of a new regime for the pharmaceutical industry. The new policies and procedures are expected to be effected this month with the signing of […]

Child discovers Dead Body
Yesterday we reported that the partially decomposed body of a man was found just off the highway in Armenia Village. Correspondent Fem Cruz has more in this report. Fem Cruz, Love FM “The decomposing body of 29-year-old Carlos Navarijo better known as Chapo and a resident of Armenia Village was found shot to death at […]

Belize receives help from IMPACS to Secure its Border
In unity there is strength, this statement holds true for the work of the Customs and Excise and Immigration Departments. It is believed that by working together, they are better able to fight the war against human trafficking and drug trafficking. A one week workshop is being conducted by the Implementation Agency for Crime and Security […]

A Belizean Delegation is in Germany
Minister of State in the Ministry of Fisheries, Forestry, the Environment, and Sustainable Development Dr. Omar Figueroa is in Bonn, Germany. Dr. Figueroa is leading a delegation of government officials at the United Nations Climate Change Conference. The COP23 meeting calls for not only the preservation of the global consensus of the landmark adoption of […]

Three-Hundred and Twenty-Six Fires so far for 2017
According to the Fire Department, the data collected up to the end of October shows a total of three-hundred and twenty-six house fires. Yesterday, we told you about a family who lost their home in a fire. The family was at home sleeping at the time of the fire and narrowly managed to escape the […]

Today is World Diabetes Day
Today is being observed as World Diabetes Day. The Belize Diabetes Association joins the campaign in promoting awareness of the disease which continues to affect millions of people worldwide. There has been an increase in the number of children and young persons affected by the disease. Anthony Castillo, President of the Belize Diabetes Association, says […]

Belize Diabetes Association wants to ban the Sale of Candies
The Belize Diabetes Association’s President, Anthony Castillo also spoke on the Association’s efforts in further protecting children by having the sale of candy and junk foods at schools discontinued. Anthony Castillo – President “Its a work in progress. The Belize Diabetes Association continues to work along with the Ministry of Health, there is a committee […]

Diabetes Forum held in Belmopan
As part of World Diabetes Day, a forum for students was held today in Belmopan. Pauline SoberanisTillett reports. Pauline Soberanis Tillett “High School’s Diabetes Summit was held this morning at the University of Belize Jaguar Auditorium in Belmopan. The topic for this summit was ‘Killer Cycle- The complications caused by diabetes”. Love News spoke to […]

Eric Neal: New Chief Scout of Belize
Captain Eric Neal has been appointed the new Chief Scout of Belize. Governor General His Excellency Sir Colville Young, who is the Patron of Belize Scouts, was present for the ceremony. Captain Neal is an accomplished Military Officer who has participated in numerous military training courses. In accepting the appointment, Chief Scout Neal pledged to […]

Maheia: Guatemalans have Belizean Fishing License
A pair of pictures circulating on Facebook, showing two men posing over the corpse of sharks, has received the attention of environmental groups such as Mar Alliance and Oceana Belize. Mar Alliance says it is dismayed, adding quote, “fishers recently fished, landed and mocked several globally endangered great hammerheads, a large, locally rare and putatively […]

John Saldivar: the next President of the FFB must bring Unity
Last week, the Acting President of the FFB, Marlon Kuylen issued a nine-page statement, making several allegations against members of the executive and detailing his experience as the Acting President. Kuylen’s salacious statement came a month away from the FFB Election scheduled for December 2. The post of president and vice president will be up […]

Boa Constrictor safely Removed from Tree
A boa constrictor was yanked from a tree in Constitution Park in Belize City today. The discovery was made during lunchtime by a passerby. He along with several other men managed to pull the huge snake from a tree while students and residents of the area were shocked by the discovery. Boa constrictors can grow […]

Man Charged with Deadly Means of Harm
Twenty-six-year-old Eugene Fraser, an unemployed of Collet Canal Street, was charged with use of deadly means of harm when he appeared today before the Chief Magistrate, Sharon Fraser. No plea was taken because the offence is of an indictable nature. Neither could the court offer him bail. He was remanded into custody until January 9. […]

Traffic Accident leaves Two Persons Dead
Tour operator Mark Leslie and his wife Myrna Vasquez were killed when their vehicle was involved in a road traffic incident. ACP Jospeh Myvett, Head of National Crimes Investigation Branch shared the details. ACP Joseph Myvett “The first being sometime around 6:15 p.m. the deceased Mark Leslie with his common-law wife Myrna Vasquez was travelling […]

Cyclist dies in Traffic Accident
A traffic accident claimed the life of a motorcyclist in Dangriga. ACP Joseph Myvett said initially the driver of the vehicle that collided with the motorcyclist did not stop to render aid. ACP Joseph Myvett “In respect to the second road traffic accident, one Donald Enriquez was driving in Dangriga Town en route to the […]

Traffic Accident sends Two to the Hospital
Meanwhile, two men from the Cayo District remain hospitalized at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital following a traffic incident on the George Price Highway early Sunday morning. Correspondent Fem Cruz reports. Fem Cruz, Love FM “Based on information received love news visited the Western Regional Hospital’s emergency ward and saw two Hispanic male persons with […]

Two Police Officers under investigation for Rape
Over the weekend three women alleged that they were raped by two officers while in custody at the Independence Police Station. Today ACP Joseph Myvett was asked about the reports. ACP Joseph Myvett I can confirm to you that the police has received two reports of rape and a joint investigation is being carried out […]

Bermudez sentenced to 20 years
Forty-six-year-old Glenford “Bucket” Bermudez, who pled guilty to manslaughter in the fatal shooting of his wife, Raquel Bermudez, was sentenced to twenty years today by Justice Adolph Lucas. Justice Lucas subtracted 9 years, 10 months and 18 days from the sentence for time served while he was in prison. In arriving at the sentence Justice […]

Man walked from Rape Charges
Six counts, 3 for rape and 3 for wounding, against 25-year old Eric “Gato” Guitierrez, were dismissed today by Justice Adolph Lucas when the complainants, three women, failed to appear. The women were first summoned to appear in court on October 2 and they did not do so. They were summoned again to come to […]

Family Escapes from Burning House
A family is homeless after a fire broke out at their home on Saturday night. November 11. Love News spoke with 62-year-old Ysusf Bilal who shared how he was alerted to the fire. Ysusf Bilal “Well I was in my bed sleeping and I woke up and I saw some light on the thing and […]

Ministry of Education roles out TVET Training
Today was the launch of the Leadership and Management Certificate Program to provide for capacity building and professional development for administrators and instructors of Technical Vocational & Educational Training (TVET). The program is being sponsored by the European Union at a cost of one point three million Euros. Deputy Prime Minister and the Minister of […]

Body of Man found in Armenia
The partially decomposed body of a man was found sometime around five o’clock this evening. We understand the body was found about a hundred yards off the Hummingbird Highway in Armenia Village. Police are on the scene at this time. We will have more on this story as information becomes available.

Man being sought for Bribery
A man who reportedly attempted to bribe a police officer is being sought by Police. ACP Joseph Myvett shared the details. ACP Joseph Myvett “On Friday last San Ignacio Police was on patrol on Loma Luz Boulevard* when they stopped a vehicle in order to conduct searches and in the process, the driver alighted the […]

Man charged with Wounding in Connection with Shooting Incident
Police are investigating a shooting incident that occurred in Belize City on Saturday afternoon. Inspector Wilfredo Ferrufino provided the details. Inspector Wilfredo Ferrufino “Police visited the scene however the victim was already transported to the KHMH, that victim is Clinton Abraham a 41-year-old resident of Belize City. Initial investigation revealed that he was riding on […]

SBDC is engaging Young Minds
Today a total of five teams competed in a first pitch Hackathon Competition that was held by the Small Business Development Center Belize (SBDC) of Beltraide and sponsored by Belize Electricity Limited (BEL). The schools were the University of Belize, Galen University, Corozal Junior College and Centro Escuela Mexico Junior College from Corozal District. They […]

National Garifuna Council holds Writing Workshop
Representatives of the National Garifuna Council Youth Arm participated in a concept note writing workshop held at the weekend in Punta Gorda. Correspondent Paul Mahung reports on the two-day event. The event was organized by the National Garifuna Council of Belize with President Sandra Miranda. Sandra Miranda, National Garifuna Council “We had participants from each […]


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Barrow must find another US $18.5 million!
Today, the United States Supreme Court has decided that it will not review a lower court decision which enforced a US $18.5 million London arbitral award against the administration of Prime Minister Dean Barrow. The Government of Belize was appealing a D.C. Circuit ruling which confirmed that the arbitral award could go forward. On August 8, Belize filed a petition for writ of certiorari, which orders a lower court to deliver its record in a case so that the higher court may review it. In that petition, Belize argued that the ruling was incorrect because it is not party to the New York Convention, which is a convention that deals with the recognition and enforcement of foreign arbitral awards.

From life to 20 years
Security at the Supreme Court was noticeably beefed up, with police officers decked out in paramilitary uniforms and armed with semi-automatic rifles as the sentencing phase for a convicted wife-killer, whose life was purportedly threatened with “a hit,” began in front of Justice Adolph Lucas on Friday morning and continued this afternoon. Glenford “Bucket” Bermudez, 46, is a former Belize Defence Force soldier who was convicted of murder and was serving a life sentence, but had his sentence set aside and a new trial ordered by the Belize Court of Appeal in June 2013. Bermudez’s new trial began two weeks ago before Justice Lucas, but instead of engaging the court with a full trial on the murder indictment, Bermudez pleaded guilty to the lesser charge of manslaughter.

Cotton Tree man survives crocodile attack
A resident of Cotton Tree was released from the Western Regional Hospital this morning after receiving treatment for injuries he sustained on his left arm when he was attacked by a crocodile while fishing in the Sibun River on Friday, around 9:00 p.m. Amandala visited Raul Zuleta, 46, this morning at his Cotton Tree home, and he explained to us how narrowly he escaped death from the mighty jaws of a crocodile, he estimated to be about 7 to 8 feet in length. Zuleta explained that he was standing in the river when the attack occurred. A friend, who was fishing some distance away, was not aware of what was happening when the attack occurred, but he was the one who rushed Zuleta to the Western Regional Hospital Emergency Room.

3 cops accused of raping 2 women in police station
Solid, official information is almost nonexistent, but two Hispanic women who had been held in police custody in Independence, a Salvadoran, 19, and a Belizean, 23, have alleged that three police officers of the Independence police came to their cell on the night of Friday, November 10, and raped them. According to reports, the women were taken from the bus stop in the village and taken to the police station that Friday, where they were detained for an unspecified investigation and later released.

Charges against “Gato” Gutierrez for rape of 3 women dismissed
The details of an apparently strange case of multiple rape unfolded this morning when Justice Adolph Lucas dismissed 3 counts of rape and 3 counts of wounding that had been brought against Eric “Gato” Gutierrez, an auto mechanic of San Pedro Town, who was 21 at the time of the incident. Justice Lucas dismissed the charges after the virtual complainants, three women, failed to appear in court for the second time. The women were first summoned to come to court on October 2 and when they did not show up, they were summoned again. Justice Lucas said that he is satisfied that they are not interested in pursuing the charges, and he dismissed the charges.

The whole City Center maintenance scheme “stinks to high heaven!”
The Government of Belize (GoB) has already spent a whopping $34 million from the PetroCaribe loan funds on the reconstruction of the Belize City Center. But it doesn’t end there. The facility will have to be maintained, and to that end, GoB is looking to pay a private entity close to a million dollars annually. GoB is of the view that public officers will not be able to properly manage the center. It believes that having a private entity manage the expensive public asset is the route to take. Amandala understands that a tendering process has begun and six entities, three of which are headed by known UDP personalities, are to submit their proposals for consideration at the end of this month.

Belize City’s St. Joseph girls and St. Martin’s boys are National Primary School Basketball Champions 2017
The National Primary School Basketball Championships were held last Friday, November 3, at the SJC Gym in Belize City, where male (M) and female (F) primary school basketball champions from all six districts competed for the female and male National Championships. The teams were divided into groups of 3, and played a simple round-robin in each group, with the top two teams from each group going on to the semifinals. Representing the different districts were: FEMALE: Division A – St. Francis Xavier (Corozal); La Inmaculada RC (Orange Walk); St. Joseph RC (Belize); Division B – Santa Elena Primary (Cayo); Forest Home Methodist (Toledo); Holy Family RC (Stann CreeK).

PLB Week 14 heartbreak and jubilation
Suspense was in the air from the start yesterday morning, as persistent rain caused cancellation of Smart 13 & Under Mundialito games at the Marion Jones Sports Compex, as well as the Leal Football Cup Finals in Sandhill; but the word from the Premier League of Belize (PLB) secretariat was that the pivotal Week 14 games were still on. By midday the skies began to clear, and with a light drizzle in Belize City at 3:30 p.m., the official kickoff time for all 3 scheduled PLB Week 14 games, it looked like the games would go ahead as planned. Starting Sunday afternoon two points behind San Pedro Pirates and Police United (20 pts each), BDF quickly jumped to a 2-nil lead at the MCC Grounds over visiting Freedom Fighters from Punta Gorda, and looked like sure winners, to put them at 21 points. But, with only two playoff spots remaining, their fate would still be left to the verdicts in the other two games. (Belmopan Bandits SC and Verdes FC had already clinched the #1 and #2 playoff spots, respectively.)

Dangriga sports stats – Coconut Fest Race results and upcoming T.V. Ramos Cycling Classic
Here are the results from the First Annual Coconut Fest Cycling Race that took place on Saturday, November 11, from in front of Eldrid Martinez Park on George Price Drive into Maya Centre on the Southern Highway and back, for both Junior and Masters. First place for the Masters went to Darrel O’Brien; second was Edmund Camal; and third, Ryan Willoughby. First place for the Juniors went to Wilhelm Coye; in second place was Shawn Codd; and third was Jayven Gonzalez. Most of the Junior station prizes going and coming were shared between Shawn Codd and Wilhelm Coye.

Smart Mundialito Week 4 results; reg. season ends with Week 5 this Saturday
The Smart 13 & Under Mundialito 2017 Closing Season regular competition was scheduled to end this past weekend with Week 4 and Week 5 games on Saturday and Sunday, respectively; but only the Saturday games were played, as the Sunday games were cancelled due to rain. In game 1 on Saturday, Hattieville Riverside Boys bombed Ladyville Jaguars, 5-1, with 3 goals from Jose Almendarez and 2 from Jalen Young; while Kyle Garcia scored for the Jaguars. Game 2 saw Heights FC and Sampson Academy ending in a 1-1 draw. Trimett Lopez shook the net for Heights, while Devin McCaulay, younger brother of Deon McCaulay, hit the target for Sampson.

Editorial: Settlement Day 2017
This is a week, Settlement Day Week, when we reflect on the history of Belize’s Garifuna people, and that history is one which is both seriously tragic and massively triumphant, at the same time. In the late eighteenth century, the British made attempts to exterminate the Garifuna people on St. Vincent, in Balliceaux, and at Roatan. The ancestors of our present Garifuna Belizeans watched thousands of their brothers and sisters die two centuries ago of starvation, disease, and despair, especially on Balliceaux and Roatan, after the bloody wars on St. Vincent. With respect to the Garinagu, the supposedly civilized British had decided to commit genocide. Cold talk. There are prominent, influential elements among the Creole people who swear by a historical narrative which featured the populations of the settlement of Belize around the same time, the late 1790s, when the Garifuna people were being deported by the British to die in Balliceaux and at Roatan.

Crime and violence on Southside — is police intervention really working?
Dear Editor, I humbly request an opportunity through this medium to add to the ongoing discourse on the issue of crime and violence and its impact on the country, particularly the Southside of Belize City. I am a resident of Freedom Street. Like many others, I long to see a curbing of the murder rate that is affecting the Old Capital. Consequently, I welcome any crime fighting or law enforcement initiative by the Police Department to stem the haemorrhaging of our Southside youths. This includes the current intervention efforts being made by the police. While I join many residents in support of this endeavour, I sincerely believe that a meaningful intervention program should not solely be police-led or driven. It must also involve upstanding members of our community who truly understand the plight of the marginalized and are able to earn their trust.

The Northern Maya of Belize
Dear Nojoch Mak Clinton Uh Luna, For many years we have heard little of the Northern Maya of Belize. Many do not know that we, the Maya Masewal in Belize, are the ones who stood up against the British imperialism during the Guerra Social Maya (Caste War). During and after the Caste War it has not been easy for us. After our Maya villages were burned down in Yalbac in 1867 and again in 1930’s by the British, we had to move to more populated areas of Northern and Western Belize. Our great grandparents and grandparents were punished in Belizean schools for simply speaking Maya and they were ridiculed for their culture and beliefs. They made them feel that being Maya was bad. Many of our grandparents to avoid more discrimination did not teach Maya to our parents.

I agree. Hope you agree too
One of my friends, mentors, told me recently that he was looking at a primary school program on the television and he saw something during the singing of the national anthem that made his eyes go, pop. He said that some of the girls looked pained when they came to the part about pledging “manhood.” Well, I don’t know what is going on with females these days. Don’t they know their place anymore? Females, our other half, our better half, you will have noticed that they are getting more and more uppity as time goes by. Once upon a time they were squarely under foot. In Moses’ time they knew their place. Then along came Jesus, and His soft spot. He filled their heads with all kinds of ideas. But Paul of Tarsus, that great hero, he would have none of it. That bad boy turned good boy, didn’t change his ways when it came to matters of male/female relationships. He had one word for them – OBEY! Whatever opening Jesus left there, Paul of Tarsus sealed shut.

Cynthia Jenkins: Power to the Belizean Women of Softball Greatness!
Belizean Legends has been in dialogue occasionally with the legendary Belizean softball player and pitcher, Cynthia Jenkins, in Chicago, Illinois where she lives after her migration from Belize in the early 1970s. Jenkins holds one of the most important keys to yours truly’s completion of the softball documentary called, “When We Were Queens”. The documentary that we started to shoot some years ago has been incomplete because we cannot proceed until we capture on camera the historical story of those like Cynthia Jenkins and those of her peers who made Belize great in the softball world. Though Jenkins is only known to me through my seeing her play ball at MCC Grounds, and by hearing about her softball skills often by the legendary Belizean sports broadcaster, Manfred Atkins, on his popular “Sports Report” on Radio Belize, her positive energy could be felt in the very electric conversations we had by telephone about what we call here, “The Golden Age of Belizean Softball.” Her highlights of the game during her time were emotional, heartfelt and packed with information. It dawned on me then that just a mere photo of her and her missing peers in the documentary, “When We Were Queens”, would not do justice. We had to get Cynthia live and direct to hear her tell her incredible story.

Daughter, 17, loses mother and father, both 48, in tragic road accident
A fatal road traffic accident which occurred just before 8 o’clock on Friday night between Miles 11 and 12 on the Southern Highway has claimed the lives of two persons, while leaving five other persons with injuries. When Dangriga police arrived on the scene, they saw a white Toyota Corolla 4-door car with extensive damage to its left side. Police say that the driver of the Corolla was Mark Leslie, 48, and he was accompanied by his girlfriend, Myrna Vasquez, 48, and Vasquez’s daughter, Aurora Sanchez, 17. On the scene, police also observed a green John Deere tractor to which was hitched a metal trailer which contained oranges. Police say the tractor, which showed no damages, was driven by Cesar Montenegro, 23.

Chinese Yuanran Zheng, 45, paid his $1,800 fine for fraudulent nationality certificate and left Belize
Yuanran Zheng, 45, the Chinese national who was busted on Monday, Nov. 6, with a fraudulent nationality certificate, left Belize on Friday, en route to Canada. Zheng was given an OTL (Order To Leave) by the Department of Immigration; instead of being deported, however, he opted to leave on his own accord. In our previous edition of the Amandala, we told you that Zheng entered Belize from the United States on Sunday, Nov 5. On Monday, he and Taiwanese Belizean national, Sheng-Hui Lin, went to the Social Security Board (SSB) headquarters in Belmopan to apply for a Social Security card.

Police say they caught Justin Williams, 29, of Roaring Creek, raping woman
A Roaring Creek man whom police reportedly caught in the act of raping a woman was remanded to the Belize Central Prison after a single count of rape was read to him in the Belmopan Magistrate’s Court today. Justin Williams, 29, did not have to enter a plea when he appeared before the Belmopan Magistrate this afternoon, because the offense of rape is an indictable offence and will be tried in the Belmopan Session of the Supreme Court if it is determined, after a preliminary inquiry is held, that there is a prima facie case against him to commit his case for trial at the high court.

Fire destroys the home of well-known welder Yusuf Bilal, 64
Well-known Belize City welder, Yusuf Bilal, 64, owner of Bilal Welding, is without a home after a fire destroyed his 24‘ x 30’ lumber house on the Philip Goldson Highway at about 11:30 last night. The Belize City branch of the National Fire Service was able to contain the fire to the house, which is located near Scotia Bank Belize, opposite Benny’s Superstore, so no other structure nearby was damaged. Present in the house at the time of the fire were Yusuf; his wife, Beatriz Bilal, 56; and their daughter Sadiya Bilal, 13. Sadiyyah escaped the fire unharmed, but Yusuf suffered minor burns on his body, and Beatrice suffered burns to the left side of her back and left palm.

Breaking Belize NewsPJ

Sandy Beach Women Cooperatives Society celebrates 5th anniversary
In commemorating the 5th anniversary of the Sandy Beach Women Cooperatives Society, the Cooperative Department […]

Two men stabbed while socializing
Today, Belize City police visited the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital (KHMH) where officers observed David […]

Belmopan taxi man crashes into lamp post and dies
Yesterday around 3:15 p.m., Belmopan police responded to a traffic accident on the San Martin […]

Body of Carlos Navarro found in Armenia
Yesterday evening around 4:15, Belmopan police responded to a report of a decomposed body being […]

Police officers under investigation on charges of rape
Three police officers attached to the Southern Formation of the Belize Police Department are under […]

Diabetes Association holds health fair in Belize City
The Belize Diabetes Association (BDA) held a health fair in Belize City today in honor […]

Belize attends UN Climate change conference
Omar Figueroa, Minister of State in the Ministry of Fisheries, Forestry, the Environment, and Sustainable […]

Shootout in Santa Elena Town
According to reports, on Friday night, San Ignacio police were stationed at a checkpoint on […]

Community police officer accused of perverse behavior
According to a report from 7 News yesterday, a group of community police officers are […]

Police officers accused of rape
Three police officers attached to the Independence Village police formation are being accused of raping […]

Pharmacist association calls on GOB to rethink new regime for pharmaceutical industry
The Government of Belize (GOB) is implementing a new regime for the pharmaceutical industry this […]

Anti-Corruption Training for Belizean Secondary and Tertiary Students
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), in collaboration with the United Nations Office of Drugs […]

Glenford Bermudez gets 20-year sentence for killing wife
Glenford “Bucket” Bermudez, 46, was sentenced to prison for 20 years yesterday after pleading guilty […]

Body found in Armenia
Yesterday evening, the body of a man was found in Armenia Village. According to reports, […]

Blogs

Matachica Resort & Spa Named Amongst Top 10 Resorts in Central America in the 2017 Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards
For the 30th annual Readers’ Choice Awards, more than 300,000 travelers took part in submitting their ratings and feedback to help create this year’s top lists. Over 30,000 properties were reviewed resulting in millions of assessments and over 100,000 comments – a new record. “The team is thrilled to be recognized as one of the top resorts in the region by Condé Nast Traveler,” says Daniel Lighter, owner of Matachica Resort & Spa and sister property GAÏA Riverlodge. “We’ve work hard every day to create the perfect environment to help our guests unwind and recharge.”

Some of my Favorite Seafood at Lily’s Treasure Chest on the Beach
There are a handful of places that I always recommend for visitors to San Pedro, Belize. Tops on the Lunch Time List is Lily’s Treasure Chest – ALWAYS #1 for fried fish and conch ceviche with a gorgeous view. We pulled into town – up to the Amigos Del Mar Dock. Located JUST in front is one of the older restaurants in town, Lily’s Treasure Chest. To the left is Nook Restaurant. And to the right, the very popular Cholo’s Sports Bar. We glanced at the menu but there really was no need – I know what I want. Fried Fish. It’s the best I’ve ever had. They also do fantastic fried chicken (the best in San Pedro I say) but I always get the fried fish. AND the conch ceviche – simple and perfect.

World Diabetes Day Was celebrated Inside Corozal House Of Culture
The general public was invited to attend World-Diabetes Day inside the House of Culture on November 14, 2017 from 9am until. The public was invited to attend to test your diabetes, Blood Pressure, Sugar, High Blood Pressure, hight, weight, How normal was your blood and lots more. One of the important matter for people to know about their future health, how healthy are you? It is important to know about your personal health.

Making Cassava Bread in the Heart of Belize’s Culture Town
When I think of cassava, I immediately associate it with the Garifuna culture of Belize. Its a staple food for them. They fish, grow cassava and other Carib crops like plantains to make fufu. Coconut milk, garlic, basil, black pepper, plantain, bananas, chicken and fish are also key ingredients in Garifuna Cuisine. Fish boiled in coconut milk, called “serre”, served with mashed plantain called “hudut”, is a delicious rich meal. Cassava generally accompanies many of their dishes and is so versatile that it can be made into a drink, pudding, chips or even wine. One delicious, popular treat in Belize is the Cassava Bread, which kinda looks more like a large tortilla cut into crispy pieces (much like a cracker). Toast it in the morning with some butter and/or local jam and you have a great breakfast.

International Sourcesizz

Crime and Youth Unemployment in the Caribbean
Growth in the region has stalled since 2000, generating few jobs and high levels of unemployment. The 2008 global financial crisis had an especially strong effect on the unemployment rate for those between the ages of 15 and 24, which jumped on average by 5 percentage points between 2007 and 2013—from 21 percent to 26 percent. In some countries (for example, the Bahamas, Barbados, and Jamaica), youth unemployment rates are nearly three times that of those aged 30 and over. Meanwhile, crime has risen sharply since 2004 in the region and murder rates are now among the highest in the world. More specifically, violent crime in the Caribbean is significantly higher than in any other region (with 6.8 percent of the population affected versus a world average of 4.5 percent), according to a forthcoming IMF book, Unleashing Growth and Strengthening Resilience in the Caribbean. About 40 percent of the Caribbean population identifies crime and security-related issues as the biggest problem facing their countries, even more than pov­erty or inequality.

Videos

  • Boa Constrictor found in Constitution Park in Belize City earlier this afternoon, 15sec.

  • World health diabetes happening at Corozal NICH, 1.5min.

  • The INFAMOUS ** CHICKEN DROP ** Wahoo's Lounge San Pedro - BELIZE 2017, 6min. Wahoo's lounge on the beach host a weekly chicken drop every Thursday night a little after dark. You can buy numbers to the large bingo style board and the winner collects the pot once the chicken craps on a number.

  • Nurse Sharks in San Pedro - Belize, 3min. Squali nutrice che ci accompagnavano e facevano da guida nei percorsi in immersione. Socievoli come non mai

  • Cave tubing in Belize 2015, 2min.

  • Come BELIZE with us!! Sotheby's International Realty, 2.5min. Here is a glimpse of heaven on earth! This video will show you why Belize is the fastest growing destination in the Caribbean! Sotheby's would love to help you own your own slice of paradise!

  • Ocean Hero Lisa Barbara Carne of Fragments of Hope, Belize is in Bonn Germany, 40min. Where she has just received a United Nation's Climate SOlutions Award as part of the Momentum for Change initiative under the Women for Results focus area at the #COP23. Congratulations to Lisa, her team and all the supporters of this project, especially those on the Placencia peninsula! Well done all.

  • WORLD DIABETES DAY FOCUSES ON THE HIGHER RISKS FACED BY WOMEN…, 6min. Today is being observed as World Diabetes Day. Activities were held countrywide in Belize, and in the Corozal District, health stakeholders organised a health and information fair at the House of Culture. Alberto Vellos

  • BackYaardigan, 28min.

  • National Garifuna Council - Belize, 33min.

  • OYE Kitchen Bundiga Cooking Session, 22min.

  • Sports Monday November 13th 2017, 8min.

  • Mr. Pitts: Cayo Street Musician, 3.5min. Mr. Pitts was interviewed, and he tells his story of learning to play as a street musician in New York. It's an older video, but worth a watch. Mr. Pitts celebrates 75 years this year, and we thank him for the music and positivity. Keep on playing, good sir! "Antonvich was a positive, happy man, whom indeed filled the streets on main street in San ignacio, Belize (Cayo District) with the music from his flute. Here we have a few words with him, hear about his background playing flute on the streets of NYC and his joy to be back in Cayo, schooling himself every day on the art of street music."

  • The Wood Thrush Connection, 3min. The Wood Thrush Connection won the Best Short Documentary award at the 12th Belize International Film Festival. You might see someone you know in the documentary. Spoiler alert, it's Roni Martinez. Those little birds really fly a long way to experience the beauty of Belize, where much of the documentary takes place. The BIFF has pictures of all the winners from the ceremony. "Audubon North Carolina’s Climate Initiative brings attention to the challenges birds face as our climate changes. In partnership with Forsyth Audubon, The Wood Thrush Connection, produced by the Climate Listening Project, connects people around the world – from North Carolina to Belize – through a shared love of the climate threatened Wood Thrush. Meet some climate heroes, learn about full life-cycle conservation approaches, and discover the importance of habitat protections and the threats of climate change to this beloved bird. Learn more about the effects of climate change on the Wood Thrush."

  • Breakfast Caye Caulker, 1min. Best Breakfast on Caye Caulker... After arriving late on Caye Caulker & letting your hair down a bit... the right thing to do of course, is to wake up and search for the best breakfast on Caye Caulker On the waterfront, just south of the ferry dock sits Godfrey's Seaside Grill. There are a lot of good breakfast spots on Caye Caulker, but my favorite one is at Godfrey's. Well known by visitors that have left a hundred or more positive TripAdvisor reviews... Godfrey's stands out due to their menu selections. From a traditional Belizean breakfast that includes 'fry jacks,' to Huevos Rancheros or an omlet made to order... this laid back, fun place is affordable with good service.

  • Belize Tranily, 7min. Our honeymoon trip to Ambergris Caye, Belize, CA! (11/7 to 11/13 2017)

  • Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) Belize with Island Expeditions & Norm Hann Expeditions, 2min. Paddleboard island to island on Belize's first SUP adventure with Island Expeditions and Norm Hann Expeditions. This lodge to lodge epic explores the islets and mangrove estuaries of Belize's southern barrier reef.

  • Belize Municipal Elections 2018, 5min. BPP will the upcoming Belize Municipal Elections 2018 under protest.

  • Landing San Pedro Belize Tropic Air C208, 4min. Landing in San Pedro Belize Underwater sharks Fish.

  • Belize 2015, 28min.

  • Science Research around Belize's Cayes, 2min.

  • Belize vacation, 5min.

  • Building climate resilience in Toledo District, Belize, 7min. With the support of the Community Disaster Risk Reduction Fund, a multi-donor trust fund managed by the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), Toledo District in Belize is building resilience and adapting to the realities of climate change.

  • Police Check Point Talk Show Nov. 14, 60min.


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