Where is the Association of Concerned Belizeans (ACB) now?
When the Said Musa/Ralph Fonseca-led People’s United Party (PUP) government was around the halfway point in its term in 2005, a new pressure group, the Association of Concerned Belizeans (ACB), burst on the scene and played an important role in the removal of that corrupt PUP government in 2008.
The ACB, as an Amandala editorial said, was made up of various individuals from the professional class of the Belizean society and represented a new hope for the country’s democracy and vigilance against a corrupt government.
“The ACB is groups of young businessmen and professionals who participated in the giant August 28 demonstration last year, and have since held public forums featuring prominent speakers addressing topical issues.
GST’s $690,000 assessment “a huge, malicious mistake,” says Yhony Rosado
Last Friday, about 50 persons, mostly from Belize’s activist community, staged a protest in front of the Charles Bartlett Hyde Building on Mahogany Street, where the offices of the General Sales Tax (GST) are located. The protest was in support of businessman Yhony Rosado, a pioneer in the provision of cave-tubing tours, whom the GST has assessed with a whopping $690,000 in back taxes.
In an interview with Amandala today, Rosado said, “The GST assessment was done maliciously. It was done rapidly, without me being a part of it. Whenever any government department office or institution is auditing you, they question you and they work with you to make sure they get the best information for the benefit of both parties.”
“Flawed nationality” holders should not be allowed to vote in impending referendum
Substantive Minister in the Ministry of Immigration, Senator Godwin Hulse, appeared today to make his second appearance before the Senate Select Committee tasked with investigating widespread corruption in the Ministry of Immigration.
While in the hot seat, Minister Senator Hulse was grilled about the Guatemalan nationals who received Belizean nationality without properly denouncing their Guatemalan nationality.
Hulse explained the difficulties in the nationalization process involving Guatemalan nationals. He went a step further to claim that those who received their nationality in a flawed fashion should not be allowed to vote in the impending referendum to determine if the longstanding Belize-Guatemala border dispute should be settled at the International Court of Justice (ICJ).
Pro plumber questions Civic Center plumbing
Professional plumber Colin Gill dropped a wrench on the plumbing system of the multimillion-dollar Belize Civic Center when he called into the Wake Up Belize (WUB) Morning Vibes talk show today to provide his technical opinion.
The plumbing system in that building cannot pass a plumbing inspection under the Belize plumbing code, Gill declared.
When Gill was asked by Nuri Muhammad, one of the hosts of the WUB, how he arrived at that conclusion, Gill revealed that he was able to do so because he had been a part of a six-week plumbing training session at the Institute of Technical Vocational Education and Training, ITVET.
Police charge man and woman for Carlos Navarro’s murder
An onsite post-mortem exam conducted on the decomposed body of Carlos Albeno Navarro, 29, a Guatemalan laborer of Armenia, Cayo District, on Tuesday morning revealed that his death was caused by a gunshot wound to the chest. A bullet wound was also observed in Navarro’s leg.
At the conclusion of the autopsy, Navarro’s body was taken to the Armenia Village Cemetery, where he was buried on Tuesday evening.
Over 150 youth leaders converged in Belize for World Youth Conference
Last week, for the first time in its history, Belize hosted the World Youth Conference, which saw the turnout of over 200 youth from 43 countries around the world. The conference, which is held annually, is for youth leaders to meet and discuss pressing issues, such as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) which are new goals and indicators that are to guide the political policies of UN member states over the next 15 years. These goals are a continuation of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), which were drafted in 2001.
Today, Amandala spoke to Dominique Noralez, the acting president of the Belize National Youth Council.
Belmopan F.A. Amateur 1st Division Tournament update
Once again, I am pleased to provide to fans the results of the 2017/2018 Belmopan Football Association (BFA) Amateur First Division 2017-2018 Opening Season Football Tournament. The current tournament features 18 teams, divided in two groups of 9. The tournament kicked off on October 13, and has now completed its fifth week of play. Following are the results of the past weekend’s games at the Isidoro Beaton Stadium, and the schedule for the upcoming weekend along with the tournament standings.
In game 1 on Friday, November 10, (Group A) Valley United clipped Las Flores FC, 1-nil, on a goal by Francisco Monterroza (86’). And in game 2, (Group B) it was Police FC, 2-0, over Valencia YWAM Boyz, with a goal each from Charleston Gardiner (27’) and Marlon Jones (89’).
Stann Creek F.A. 1st Division Cup Week 7 results, schedule
The Stann Creek Football Association (SCFA) continued over the weekend with its 1st Division 2017 Cup Tournament Week 7 games at the Carl Ramos Stadium. The top four teams from each group will qualify for the playoff round, and we are winding down.
The games scheduled for Sunday, November 12, were not played due to the bad weather conditions. These games will be played as back matches.
Youth Tennis News
Junior Tennis action was at the Hilltop tennis courts in Belmopan this past Saturday, November 11, where juniors Red Stage and Orange Stage competitions were held. Twelve children total participated – 7 Red and 5 Orange. Sportsmanship, grit and perseverance were seen at play, as well as general camaraderie between kids who hailed from Belmopan and Belize City. In the Orange Stage, the top scorer was Tephaune Frazer, and ranking second was Solomon Davis. Both boys showed athleticism and great technique. In the Red Stage, Aden Hunt took top place, Dario Bernard took second, and Nicoli Tatum took third.
Dangriga sports stats
The countdown is on for the big race – the Annual T.V. Ramos Cycling Classic on Monday, November 20, starting at 10:00 a.m. This is also a special event every year as a part of Garifuna Settlement Day activities.
The T.V. Ramos Classic will start (and finish) from in front of Kay’s Kool Spot on George Price Drive, right across from the old Eden Rose. The Elite riders are going to Placencia junction round-about and back. Masters and Juniors are going to Maya Centre and back.
Editorial: Racism and capitalism: the Guat claim
If you listen to Pupa Curly’s composition, No gi wi to no Guatemala, which is the theme music used on Ya Ya Marin Coleman’s Sunday Review show, you will be impressed by the artist’s level of knowledge where the socio-economic and politico-military realities of Guatemala are concerned. Most Belizeans who grew up in the post-World War II era, similarly to the vast majority of our ancestors, were very ignorant about Guatemala. Pupa Curly has lived in Los Angeles, California, for several decades, so he would be in a better position to access facts and information about Guatemala than the roots masses in Belize. We’re just saying.
The Guatemalan claim to British Honduras had no pressing significance for Belizeans until the Guatemalan dictator, Jorge Ubico, revived it in the late 1930s, when Great Britain was being threatened by Nazi Germany, and then the Guatemalan oligarchy inserted the claim into their constitution in the mid-1940s and began making noises around 1948 or so. The British quickly sent a warship in the latter instance, and things became quiet just as quickly on our western front.
From The Publisher
Very few Belizeans would remember that when our softball girls won gold at the Central American & Caribbean Games in Santo Domingo in 1974, a basketball selection travelled to the Dominican Republic on that trip as part of Belize’s sports contingent. The star of the Belize basketball team was a teenager named Clinton “Pulu” Lightburn. He would have been about 18 at the time.
I don’t know how the Incatecu entry in the 1975 senior basketball competition at the St. Ignatius School court was put together, but there were a lot of young St. John’s College (SJC) products on that team – Pulu, the late Fonso Martinez, the late Frankie Flowers, Bobby Leslie, and two of Premier George Price’s nephews – Henry Canton and David Craig.
Garinagu … in the land we love, Belize …
I read with trepidation and pride your editorial entitled “Settlement Day 2017”.
Your clear and concise chronological breakdown of these historical events is very much appreciated. I read with trepidation, feeling for my ancestors who endured hardship and deprivation at the hands of others. I read with trepidation, feeling for the hardship and discrimination they lived even as they were “welcomed” in The Jewel.
At the same time, I beamed with pride as you accurately stated some of the achievements made and the impact the Garinagu have had on life throughout the Jewel. A lot of that achievement and impact however, came at a heavy cost to individuals and families but we persevered. I believe that “all a we dah one” remains a work in progress. We are getting there but there’s work to be done.
Dear Deputy Prime Minister:
I write to you in your capacity as co-chair of Belize Infrastructure Limited (BIL), the wholly Government-owned company that has been executing public works across the country.
Recent revelations suggested that through its negligence millions of dollars in loss to the public has occurred on the Lake Independence Boulevard Project. Our information suggests that other works have also been completed under BIL’s supervision with poor design, lack of proper execution with the result that more loss has been suffered by the public purse.
We have decided that it is time for accountability. Kindly therefore provide me with the following:
Why the crocodile let go …
My name is Dr. Marisa Tellez and I am the Founding Director of the Crocodile Research Coalition recently established in Placencia (Jan 2016), and the IUCN/SSC-Crocodile Specialist Group’s Vice Regional Chair for Latin America (www.iucncsg.org).
I read your article about the recent crocodile attack and wanted to clarify a fact – there are 24 species of crocodiles in the world, and there are 2 in Belize: the Morelet’s crocodile and the American crocodile. The American crocodile inhabits the cayes and the coast, and the Morelet’s crocodile inhabits rivers and lakes.
The crocodile that likely attacked the man is a Morelet’s crocodile given the habitat, and this species in Belize gets to be about 9 feet. Additionally, the CRC is currently leading the countrywide Morelet’s crocodile population survey and we surveyed this area prior so I am confident to say this was an attack by a Morelet’s crocodile. By looking at the bite, it was smaller than 7ft.
The 2017 world order, and beyond …
We live in a multipolar world. The United States (US) is no longer the undisputed leader of the world. China is a direct challenge to US hegemony. Venezuela is also a threat to the old world order because she is influencing Latin America and the Caribbean. North Korea is a military challenge to US dominance. Iran is a threat to US control of the Middle East. Russia is also a threat to the US military dominance. In the Caribbean and Belize the threat of climate change and crime are other aspects of the world in flux.
The countries that come out on top of this new world order will be resilient and assertive of their interest. The US has pulled out of The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), or the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA), which is a trade agreement between Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, the United States (until 23rd January 2017), designed to hinder the influence of China.
The state of Garifuna in Belize
The state of Garifuna in Belize is very dire. The current leadership of Garinagu in Belize is lost and do not know where to go or how to get there. Many including the leadership will read that previous statement and respond the way Garinagu do when they are criticized, that is, they say you don’t like them thus the criticism. If one looks closer one may see love and not dislike in pointing out our weaknesses.
The National Garifuna Council is the NGO of choice for GOB regarding Garifuna matters. Thus, the GOB should seek their advice on all matters concerning Garifuna. They even solidified this relationship in a Memorandum Of Understanding (MOU)with one of the stipulations stating the GOB will do just that, seek their advice on matters Garifuna in so many words. The MOU also says the Government recognizes the National Garifuna Council as the LEGAL REPRESENTATIVE of the Garifuna people. In short, they have done nothing worthy of that power granted them by the Government of Belize.
More on Ishmael Omar Shabazz Primary School …
For the many people whose lives were touched by Brother Ishmael Omar Shabazz, all will agree that one of his ever-present attributes was his humble spirit and persona. Yet in spite of this meek personality and kind disposition, Shabazz possessed a rock-solid faith in his convictions. As I began to share with the public in my last essay why it is the right and appropriate step to rename the Muslim school the “Ishmael Omar Shabazz Primary School,” I began receiving responses from many Belizeans, both at home and abroad, who had witnessed and experienced the goodwill of Brother Shabazz’s numerous charity works over the decades. On social media the reaction equally was overwhelming and is a testimony to his legacy.
Some things must remain in our control
The Soviet Union wasn’t the same after Kennedy stared down Khrushchev during the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962. Ronald Reagan didn’t have to push down the Berlin Wall: that was so ready to fall he just had to lean on it. This move by the British to exit the EU, that is so they can move further to the Right, become more capitalist. After over fifty years of US embargo, a weary Cuba is drifting very slowly to the Right. Hopefully our great friends have the resilience to hold off Trump, or they’ll once again become a playground for American playboys and gangsters. Our very helpful neighbours, the Venezuelans, it will take some mighty prayers for the Bolivarian machine to keep turning.
It’s consolidation. Right is righter, Right is mightier, all over the world. They are on the move. In Belize, the Right did not believe that it made good economic sense for BTL to be owned by the public. So the Right (represented by the PUP at the time) sold it to private interests, Ashcroft.
A reflection on Garifuna History: After the celebration, what next?
Garifuna Settlement Day, which is observed on November 19th each year since 1943 in the Southern districts and 1977 countrywide, draws many Belizeans together to celebrate the arrival of the Garinagu to Belize in 1823.
Around 1823, the Spanish republics were preoccupied with endless cycles of civil wars, assassination attempts and revolutions. Around that time most Garinagu and their communities were (and still are) found in these republics, their population having spread across the region ever since their banishment from their homeland, St. Vincent, in 1797 – about twenty five years earlier. 1823 was also the pivotal year in which the short-lived Federal Republic of Central America (then, a single nation comprising of the provinces of Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua and Costa Rica) declared itself independent of Mexico.
Belize Community Pharmacist Association attacks GOB over new regulations
The Belize Community Pharmacist Association (BCPA) called on the government this week via a press release to reconsider its new Statutory Instrument, which came into law on November 1, because it could adversely affect the quality and reliability of medicine imported into the country.
This morning, Amandala asked Wayne Vernon, the president of BCAP, to further comment on his organization’s position.
Vernon, however, would only tell our newspaper, “we sent out a press release on the matter and the time for interview is over … we will be meeting with the Minister, so we will have no further comment.”
Heart attack led to road accident that killed Preston Coleman, 55
Preston Coleman, 55, a well-known taxi driver of Belmopan, was driving his taxi on Argentina Street in San Martin, Belmopan, at about 3:15 Tuesday afternoon, when he lost control of the car and crashed into a lamppost on the side of the road.
Police say that, on their arrival on the scene, they found Coleman outside his car, which was extensively damaged in the front portion. Coleman was lying on the right side of the road. He had a cut on the left side of his chin, and he was dead. Police said that he was alone in the car when he lost control of the vehicle and crashed.
The twists and turns of Peter William Dahlstrom’s Belizean nationality
According to the Auditor General’s Special Audit of the Immigration Department, Swedish national Peter William Dahlstrom, who had married Sherrette Normandeen Simplis in 1994, received Belizean nationality in 2012 even though he did not meet the required qualifications.
The audit further revealed that Dahlstrom’s sister-in-law, Kim Simplis Barrow, and her husband, Prime Minister Dean Barrow, recommended his application, and in that application, they stated that they had known him for 20 years.
On his application, Dahlstrom wrote that he did not live in Belize but, “Eventually wants to reside in Belize.” Additionally, he revealed that he had been spending 4-6 weeks in Belize every year “for the last 20 years.”
Two cops interdicted for Police Cadets’ naked pictures
At a police press brief held at the Racoon Street Police Station this morning, ACP Joseph Myvette revealed that two policemen stationed in Placencia who are accused of abusing members of the Placencia Police Cadets during a hike on Saturday, have been interdicted from duties.
The officers, members of the Placencia Community Police Unit, have been arrested and charged internally (not criminally) for breaching the Police Officers Code of Conduct. They will be tried by a police tribunal for the offences.
Allegations against the policemen are that last Saturday they took members of the Police Cadets on a hike, during which, the young cadets allege, the officers took nude pictures of them after ordering them to take off their clothes.
Tropic Air questions circumstances that led to plane crash
Following a forced crash landing in the Caribbean Sea this morning with seven passengers on board, including two government ministers, Tropic Air Belize is questioning the circumstances that led to the incident. In a press release today, Tropic Air says that aviation personnel are conducting […]
Decomposed body of woman found in Ladyville apartment
Police have confirmed preliminary reports to the Reporter that the decomposed body of a woman was found inside an apartment complex in Ladyville this morning. The discovery was reportedly made sometime around 10:00 a.m., by the landlord of the apartment on Perez Road. […]
American doctor collapses and dies while on tourist adventure
An American doctor who was visiting a cave in Teakettle village, Cayo collapsed and died on Thursday. Police say they do not supect any foul play in the death of California resident, Madhukar Jiggini, 68, MD, as no sign of violence was observed on his […]
Tropic Air plane goes down in sea with two government ministers
Deputy Prime Minister Patrick Faber, who is currently acting Prime Minister, and the Minister of Agriculture Godwin Hulse are reported to be in safe condition after a Tropic Air plane they were flying crashed into a vehicle at the Placencia municipal airstrip and careened into […]
Police constables interdicted on allegations of abuse against cadets
Two police constables from the Placencia Community Policing unit have been placed on disciplinary charges following a report that they abused their authority when they took a group of young boys on a camping trip last weekend. One of the constables faces 5 disciplinary charges, […]
Couple charged for murder of Armenia villager
Late Thursday evening Belmopan police successfully cracked the murder case of 29-year-old Carlos Albeno, who was found dead with gunshot wounds to his chest on Monday morning. Jose Valladarez, 29, was charged for murder while his common-law wife, 27-year-old Amelia Garrido was charged for ‘abetment […]
Dangriga man found dead on beach
Dangriga police are awaiting the results of a post-mortem examination to be conducted on the body of 41-year-old Dangriga resident, Howard Aaron Nicholas, who was found dead on the beach in Dangriga town Wednesday evening. Dangriga police believe Nicholas was under the influence of drugs and was […]
Roaring Creek man remanded for rape
A Roaring Creek resident was remanded to the Hattieville prison last Friday after it is alleged that he was caught in the act of raping a pregnant woman in the wee hours of Friday morning. Justin Austin Williams, 29, was arraigned in the Belmopan Magistrate Court on […]
UNDP offers anti-corruption training for secondary and tertiary students
High school and tertiary level students country wide will be getting lessons on anti-corruption measures during the months of November and December, through a new project hosted by the United Nations Development Project (UNDP). UNDP, in collaboration with the United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime (UNODC) […]
Oceana representative honored at World Youth Conference
An Oceana field representative was recognized and honored with the Environmental Youth Award during the closing ceremony of the 2017 World Youth Conference, which was hosted in Belize last Thursday. Celeshia Guy, the award’s recipient, was recognized for her tremendous contributions to increasing awareness of Belize’s natural […]
Bureau of Standards hosts energy efficiency consultancy
To assist with the development of the CARICOM (Caribbean Community) Regional Energy Efficiency Building Code (REEBC), the Belize Bureau of Standards hosted a stakeholder consultation to gain feedback from those in the relevant fields of expertise. The BBS hosted the consultation, done in collaboration with the Ministry […]
Belize Renewable Energy Potential
There are several global indices that rank Belize in less-than-favorable positions. For crime, we rank a little too high for comfort, and a rank of 121 on the Doing Business Index (DBI) places us a little too low. However, there are those areas that the statistics and measures indicate that […]
Portals to Culture and History Pt. 2
November 19 is one of the biggest events on Belize’s calendar every year for the Garinagu people and for those who are either curious or have fallen in love with their culture. The story of a people who have persevered throughout the years despite incredible opposition, seems to resonate with […]
Lynn Whitfield stars at Belize’s 12th International Film Festival red carpet gala opening
Hollywood celebrity and Emmy award winning actress and producer Lynn Whitfield was undoubtedly the star of red carpet gala opening night of the 12th Belize International Film Festival at the Bliss Institute for the Performing Arts in Belize City on Wednesday evening, November 9. Whitfield is judge on the film […]
Small aircraft collides into vehicle in Placencia
The Reporter Newspaper has received credible but unconfirmed reports that sometime this morning a small aircraft crashed into a vehicle at the Placencia municipal airstrip. Details of what transpired are still sketchy but we are made to understand that a minister along with some tourists […]
Yes, the feathers which handsomely cover our birds are indeed fabulous. They are astounding for so many reasons. They are made of keratin, however, an especially strong keratin. Our fingernails are made of keratin, too. Feather keratin is stronger that the keratin of horns or hooves. Feathers insulate a bird […]
Over 50,000 Belizeans have diabetes
The Belize Diabetes Association (BDA) said this week that it is concerned that the number of Belizeans with diabetes reportedly exceeds 50,000. BDA President, Anthony Castillo, during the World Diabetes Day health fair on Tuesday, said the new data coming out of the International Diabetes Federation shows […]
Much ado about nothing
The Senate Select Committee is spending time flogging a dead horse in insisting that the Government acted wrongly and illegally in awarding a Belizean passport to a man who was not continuously resident in the country for one year before his application was approved. The Senate Select Committee seems to […]
Ministry of Health vs. Pharmacists
Local pharmacists and the Ministry of Health are at odds this week over new import regulations for pharmaceuticals, leaving stakeholders concerned about the quality of drugs which will now be available to the public. At the start of November the MOH implemented an amendment to […]
Another “hotbed” of corruption at SSB?
Two separate investigations are ongoing – one by the police and the other by the Belize Social Security Board (SSB) – to determine whether a fake nationality certificate discovered last week could have more disturbing roots, involving personnel from the SSB. The forged nationality document […]
Eleven-foot boa constrictor found in Constitution Park
Visitors of the Constitution Park in Belize City were in for a surprise when an 11-foot boa constrictor was found in the park, causing a bit of commotion and piquing the interest of many who recorded the discovery on their phones. The massive snake was […]
Another multi-million dollar court loss for GOB
Adding to its numerous consecutive losses in United States courts, the government of Belize lost another case this week at the US Supreme Court level, which will cost Belize some US $18.5 million. The US Supreme Court ruled on Monday that it will not review […]
Three policemen under investigation for rape of detainees
The Police Department’s Professional Standards Branch is collecting statements in connection with an allegation by two women that three policemen raped them while in their custody last Thursday night at the Independence police station compound. Two of the policemen, whose ranks vary, allegedly committed the […]
Shark fishing causes outrage on social media
Pictures showing two men posing with dead sharks caught in Southern Belize this week caused outrage and condemnation by citizens as well as several non-governmental organizations, who called on the relevant authorities to step in and address the issue. Mar Alliance was the first to […]
Breaking Belize News
Tropic Air issues statement about Placencia’s plane accident
Tropic Air has issued a release confirming that one of their aircraft clipped a vehicle that crossed the end of the runway as it was taking off from the Placencia airstrip this morning.
According to the release, the subsequent loss of airspeed resulted in the pilot conducting a forced landing in the water beyond the end of the runway.
Two charged for drug trafficking
Yesterday evening around 3:15, police conducted a search at the residence of Marvin Alexander Vasquez Torres, […]
American doctor dies at ATM Cave
Yesterday afternoon around 1:00, police visited the Western Regional Hospital where they observed the lifeless […]
Happy Children’s Day!
Children are one of the most treasured possessions on earth; loved by one and all. […]
Corozal lecturer almost kidnapped, no report made to police
A lecturer from the Corozal Junior College was allegedly almost abducted on Wednesday when the attempt […]
Armenia villagers arrested for killing Carlos Navarro
Yesterday, Belmopan police formally arrested and charged, Jose Valladarez, 29, for murder and Amelia Garrido, […]
Acting Prime Minister Patrick Faber and Minister of Agriculture Godwin Hulse safe after plane crash in Placencia
The Government of Belize press office issued a statement this morning stating that this morning […]
Body found on beach in Dangriga identified
Yesterday, BBN reported on the body of a Dangriga man that was found on the […]
Airplane with DPM Patrick Faber crashes into vehicle, plunges into sea
Reports to BBN indicate that a local airline taking off from the municipal airstrip in […]
Would you like a little cheese with that wine?
If you are vacationing on Ambergris Caye you can quench your thirst for the glorious grape and savor the best in imported cheese and charcuterie at Wine de Vine. Founded in 2002, Wine de Vine is part of a locally owned family of businesses that include The Phoenix Resort and Blue Water Grill. Whether you are looking to stock up on these dining essentials, or just want to chill out in a cool place with a bottle of wine and some delectable bites, this store/deli/wine bar has been a longtime island favorite.
Although anytime during business hours you are welcome to enjoy a glass (or bottle) of wine at this comfy establishment, it’s the Tuesday and Friday night socials that attract a crowd. Tuesday evenings tend to be more chill, and after a long week of work, it’s the perfect place to unwind and kick off the weekend on Friday. Wine de Vine is also a favorite spot for travelers who like to mingle and sample the featured wines and recommended cheese and charcuterie platters.
DAVCO Cultural event is happening now at Corozal
DAVCO Cultural Expo commenced with a short cermmony that began at 10am. Welcome Address, short dance presentation, Mayor of Corozal and vote of thanks. And this event will conclude at 4pm. If you haven't made yet to the DAVCO Expo you still have chance to come out with the entire family. The Expo has including cultural presentations, music, food, and beverages. Informational booths are out here at the event such as: SFXCU, Corozal NICH, Oceana, Patchakan, Escuela Secundaria questioner, Minister of Civil Aviation, SIR, smart, NDCAD, Nortenio, Honey Bee @ more.
Villages from around Corozal Came out to present their cultural food, clothing, and their background, How their food is being prepared. Maya mestizo, mestizo, creole, garifuna, East indian, lots of stuff's are being sold at the event such as: local pepper sauce from Orange Walk, Escabeche, Chimole, Pibil, Mayan Food, Tamales, Escabeche, Chimole, local sweets and lots more. Come out and join the fun until 4pm today.
Belize Bank Wants Court Order Enforcing $35M Judgment
The Belize Bank Ltd. asked a D.C. federal court on Thursday for an order authorizing enforcement of a $35.2 million judgment stemming from an arbitral award issued after a dispute with the Belize government over a complex debt guarantee, saying the country may evade its obligations despite a dearth of remaining legal options.
The award of 36.9 million Belize dollars ($18.46 million as of Friday) had been issued to Belize Bank by a London Court of International Arbitration tribunal in 2013 after it concluded that the...
Babes in Belize! Camille Kostek joins bevy of models vying for spot in famous SI Swimsuit issue
They're the final six participants in Sports Illustrated's #SISwimSearch, which featured an open casting call to find the next Swimsuit rookie.
And it will no doubt be a tough call when the judges are tasked with picking the winner, if the girls' antics in Belize are any indication.
All six finalists were flown to the tropical nation for a shoot that will end up in the SI Swimsuit 2018 issue as a part of this year's Model Search class spread. Allie Ayers, 23, joined Olivia for some ocean fun, which included snorkeling, specifically with sharks.
Allie seemed to have a particularly good time in a very flattering Baywatch-esque red one piece.
She accessorized with glasses and some blue flippers.
Iyonna Fairbanks, 25, stole the show during a group shot thanks to her forest green one piece swimsuit.
Acting PM of Belize plane crash caused by passing car
The government of the tiny Central American country of Belize said its acting prime minister is safe after the small prop plane he was riding in crashed into the sea after takeoff on Friday.
A Tropic Air flight carrying Acting Prime Minister Patrick Faber and the country’s agriculture minister was taking off from the tiny airstrip in the town of Placencia Friday when one of the wheels on its landing gear clipped a passing car.
A road passes near the end of the airstrip and a barrier is usually lowered to stop traffic during takeoffs and landings.
The government said in a statement that “the left landing wheel made contact with a passing vehicle that had managed to bypass one of the lowered barriers.”
Island Nations, With No Time to Lose, Take Climate Response Into Their Own Hands
From rising seas to the loss of fresh water, islands are among the most vulnerable nations to global warming. Hurricanes, expected to become more ferocious with climate change, pummeled Caribbean island nations into crisis this summer. Irma destroyed nearly every car and building on the island of Barbuda and swelled the population of Antigua overnight as thousands of Barbudans sought shelter. Maria knocked out power across the United States Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico and left Dominica in tatters.
Small islands also are among the smallest contributors to climate change, producing less than 1 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions. The industrialized world, their leaders say, owes some recompense for the disasters these vulnerable nations will suffer in the years ahead.
But hopes are waning that island nations will see a major increase in financial support to help address the consequences of climate change. So, too, is an effort here to expand ways for nations to adapt to future disasters. Money is not forthcoming here, and President Trump has declared that the United States, historically the largest emitter of greenhouse gases, will exit the Paris agreement.
The life and accomplishments of Thomas Vincent Ramos, founder of the Garifuna Settlement Day in Belize
Thomas Vincent Ramos was born in Puerto Cortez, Honduras, on September 17, 1887. Later in life he migrated to Dangriga, Belize, the home of his mother, where he spent the rest of his life. Mr Bernard C. O. Blanco was one of the outstanding persons who had an impact on his life. He got married to Miss Eliza Marian Fuentes, daughter of Mr Roman Fuentes and Mrs Pasquala Fuentes of Dangriga Town, on Monday, February 16, 1914. Mrs Eliza Marian Fuentes was born on Wednesday, December 9, and died on Monday, November 23, 1970, at the age of 73.
From this marriage he had seven sons and five daughters: Isaac Jacob Joseph Ramos (deceased), Kline Harland Ephilstone Ramos (deceased), Elswith Viola Ramos (deceased), Thomas Tate Armstrong Ramos (deceased), Gadsby Clockstan Tilford Ramos (deceased), Carl Raymond Gustav Ramos (deceased), Abraham Lincoln Washington Ramos (deceased), Jewell Izetta Ramos (deceased) married Lopez, Ward Bliss Beacher Ramos (deceased), Ruth Viola (deceased) married Gentle, Pasquala Eliza Ramos (deceased) married Blanco and remarried Glossie, and Dorcas Elswith Ramos married Andrew Higinio. Mr Ramos was also the father of Jane Ramos, Naomi Ramos and Miss Ellen Ramos a child that was born in Honduras.
Artist - Maimouna Youssef and Friends, 26min.
Cellular World Christmas Deals, 23min.
Long live the Garifuna Culture!, 28min.
Happy Garifuna Settlement Day!, 12min. Live drumming at the San Pedro Town Council by the Garifuna Council.
More images from plane crash in Placencia, 1/2min. Earlier today, Deputy Prime Minister Patrick Faber and Minister of Immigration Godwin Hulse were on board a Tropic Air flight that crashed into a vehicle before coming to a stop inside the sea off the coast of Placencia. Everyone in the plane was rescued and are not safe, however, News Five understands that a passenger in the vehicle was injured and taken to the nearest medical facility for treatment. More on this to follow:
Maimouna Youssef and Friends at Samuel Hynes Institute of Excellence! American Music Abroad, 9min.
Welcome to the DAVCO held in Corozal, 9.5min.
Belize in international court. Belice mayas land of Guatemalans, 5min.
Swimming with Belize Manatees, 2min. While Diving in Belize, we had the opportunity to snorkel with some Sea Cows!
Walking in Cahal Pech, Belize, 10min. A walk through Cahal Pech ruins, in San Ignacio, Belize..Cahal Pech is a very small mayan site few minutes from San Ignacio town, it could be reached by walk in about 20 minutes. It's still a good place to visit, you can combine cahal pech with Xunantunich in the same day.
Laughing Bird ,Belize underwater, 2min.
Guatemala - Belize Border, 2min. Here is an overview of the ride and the border from Punto Ixlu near El Remate in Guatemala, to Melchor de Mencos and San Ignacio in Belize.
Does BELIZE Celebrate Halloween? San Pedro - Ambergris Caye 2017, 6min. The answer is YES! Halloween is a big celebration and a great time of the year to visit. It is still "slow" season and the weather is great. One of the biggest parties on the island of Ambergris Caye is at the Holiday Hotel. Unfortunately that was our travel day and we couldn't keep our eyes open that late.
There were days of celebration leading up to the big night. The footage was taken from early evenings on the beach.
Belizeans and tourists party hard and go all out in some crazy costumes.
Lots of fun!
Belize 2017 SCUBA Day 2, 48min.
…A NEW PLAYGROUND FOR STUDENTS OF LOUISIANA GOVERNMENT SCHOOL, 2min. Playgrounds offer several benefits to younger children that contribute to their personal growth and development. Play time for majority of kids is considered as one of the most active parts of the day as it adds to their social well-being.
CELEBRATED CHILDRENS DAY, 9min.
Morning Matters with Fred Dixon, 60min.
Garifuna dance presentation at San Pedro's House of Culture!, 1min.
Belize NOW | Episode 41, 28min. In tonight’s headlines: BIL Discusses Dangriga Multipurpose Complex, Memorandum of Understanding Signed for School Feeding Programs, Joint Border Security Workshop hosted in Belize City and we take a look at the Belize Building Act Amendment. These stories and more on this week’s edition of Belize Now. Thanks for joining us on this Friday, November 17th, 2017!
Teaching Garifuna: A Teacher's Story, 2min. Inspired by one of her earliest teachers, a teacher now passes the torch of learning and her Garifuna heritage to students at Stann Creek Ecumenical Junior College. Ifáṣínà Efunyemi teaches Belizean history, Caribbean studies, research methods and ancient civilizations.
Be A Leader. Be A Teacher.
Footage of early morning plane crash., 5min. Tropic Air plane clips a motor vehicle in Placencia and crashes into the sea. Reports are that no one was severley hurt. Thanks God for this!
Introduction to Belize Video, 4min. Well done, and it has Joe Martinez from Martz Farm start it off with a nice little poem. Cayo is highlighted, from the market to the pontoon boat to Cahal Pech to Xunantunich to Caracol and Mountain Pine Ridge. We've traveled to Belize several times and absolutely love this rustic, historic adventure destination in Central America. Here's a travel video we made that sums up our experiences.
Belize vacation, 6min.
Belize City Cityscape. A bird's-eye view | Drone Flight over the Belize City, 1.5min. Belize city and drone flight above the city. A bird's-eye view of all seashore and Belize River in background. Enjoy.
A Week in Belize, 14min. Always wanted to go to Belize, so in October 2016 my friend Debbie and I spent a week at a resort near Hopkins. We had a wonderful beachfront cabina, visited Mayan ruins and had a blast playing around on stand-up paddle boards. What a fun trip.
Belize: Kiki Travels, 9min.
Manu&Rudi auf Reisen - Belize, 5min. Schnorcheln mit Haien und Rochen Belize - Caye Caulker.
Dining Out at Black Orchid Restaurant on South Ambergris Caye, Belize, 6min. Hi, this is William Narod and I'm the "Paradise Guy" and recently I visited a great little restaurant down South on Ambergris Caye called Black Orchid. Check out this video to share the experience and see if this is a place you would like to visit when you come to Belize
Walking in Xunantunich, Belize, 9.5min. A walk trhough the Xunantunich mayan ruins, near San Ignacio in Belize!