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The San Pedro Sun

San Pedro BTIA holds membership mixer on Ambergris Caye
It was a full house at El Divino Restaurant, as the Belize Tourism Industry Association San Pedro Chapter (BTIA-SPC) hosted a membership mixer on Thursday, November 16th. The event, held in part to increase the San Pedro Chapter’s membership had an impressive turnout. Not only did business and tourism stakeholders attend, but even local and national authorities were present, eager to participate in the event.Invited guests began arriving by 6:30PM, proceeding to the second-floor lounge of El Divino where they mingled for about an hour, socializing and enjoying some refreshments. Mistress of Ceremonies and Chairwoman of the BTIA-SPC, Tamara Sniffin delivered the welcome remarks. Sniffin thanked everyone for attending the event and explained the importance of making the local chapter bigger and stronger.

Misc Belizean Sources

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Kokomo Beach Suites has a vacancies for full time receptionist and room cleaner
Kokomo Beach Suites located on the beach in between the two water taxi docks has a vacancy for a full time receptionist and room cleaner (individual will perform both functions.) This is a customer facing position and therefore the successful candidate must be friendly and outgoing. Must also be reliable, honest and dependable. A willingness to work on weekends and holidays is a must. Serious candidates, please email your resume to info@KokomoBeachSuites.com. No phone calls or walk ins please.

TWO CONFIRMED DEATHS IN TRAFFIC INCIDENT
Love News has confirmed that two persons lost their lives as a result of a road traffic incident which occurred this afternoon on the Hummingbird Highway. It happened between miles 31 and 32. Drivers are asked to drive safely on the road. This is the third traffic incident that has occurred in the same area within the past two days.

Belize Volleyball
Team Belize wins Copa Revolucion 2017 in Cancun!!!

THE GARIFUNA COLLECTIVE LIVE
Rhythm of Change (ROC) & The Belize International Yoga Festival proudly presents: The Garifuna Collective Live! Date : December 3, 2017 Time : 7:00-10:00pm Location :Harbour View Greens, Fort Street, Belize City ( near the Belize sign) Cost : $50 ( children under 12 enter 1/2 price ) Contact : or 610-0882 for tickets * Bring a blanket and chair and your entire family to enjoy this musical extravaganza under the stars to close the the 2nd Annual Belize International Yoga Festival ! It's a a family affair! Proceeds go to supporting a Rhythm of Change (ROC) various outreach programs! ??

BTIA CAYO CHAPTER ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
PLEASE JOIN US ON TUESDAY NOVEMBER 21st AT Cahal Pech Village Resort, San Ignacio Belize for our ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING where we will be presenting our CAYO PLAN ON SUSTAINABILITY, BELIZE DESTINATION MAGAZINE, AUXILIARY POLICING, TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES, MARKETING OPPORTUNITIES & FOR ELECTION OF OUR CAYO CHAPTER BOARD 2018. See you there!! Btia Belize BTIA Belmopan

TACOS FEST - ORANGE WALK TOWN
Come and enjoy Maya Mestizo Cultural Dances brought to you by the young and energetic Sugah City JRs. Sugah City JRs will also be having a pastry sale. Delight your taste buds with some sweet treats whilst enjoying the cultural performances. We thank everyone for their kind patronage and support. Sunday, November 26 at 1 PM - 6 PM.

A power outage is scheduled for the entire Corozal District on Sunday, November 26 from 6:00am to 2:00pm
Necessary for BEL to replace transmission and distribution poles, replace insulators, install a load break switch, and reconfigure the new system on Corozal Boulevard.

Pet's Place Grand Opening
Pet's Place had their grand opening this month. They are located on Burns avenue, right next to Dibary. They have everything you need as far as pet supplies and pet toys go. They also perform veterinary services on site.

A beautiful night of cultural celebration
Honouring our brothers and sisters of the Garinigu with Flavours of the Garifuna. We give great thanks for the soulful sounds of Larubeya Band. Thank you to the Lisanigu Libertad Group for the culturally rich and colourful Jon Kanu presentation. A garcious thank you to Miss Bibb and Family of Libertad Village for the delicious Garifuna cuisine enjoyed by all in attendance. Thank you to our beloved Corozal community for your continued support of our signature events, we look forward to next year's event!!

Maimouna Youssef and Friends participated in Garifuna Settlement Day celebration service
And learned about the history of the Garifuna people in Belize, and shared their music with the local community at the Holy Family Church in Hopkins.

Garifuna Nuguya Music Video
Clayton Williams' Garifuna Nuguya. Try not to smile during this video. "Music by Clayton Williams https://www.facebook.com/pages/Clayto... from the village of Hopkins,Belize. Music video directed and produced by Jeremy Christoph from Out Da Box Films in association with Nituwana Foundation"

Chaa Creek's Cayo Companion
Chaa Creek has a new online travel guide for Cayo(and). It's immaculately done, and has tons of information about all the sites and excursions around Cayo, along with the cultures of Belize. Chaa Creek's history is also shown, along with their views on ecotourism and sustainability.

Adopt-A-Bear
It’s that time of year again!! Adopt-A-Bear and fulfill a Christmas wish for a child! Bear trees go up Friday November 24th so visit Hidden Treasure Restaurant, Sandbar San Pedro, Wayos, Palapa Bar and Grill, Marbucks Coffee House, Crazy Canucks Beach Bar, or The Truck Stop to get yours!

The Reporter

Three more dead after vehicle plunges from off bridge
Three more persons lost their lives in a traffic accident on Sunday when the vehicle they were traveling in plunged off a one-lane bridge in St. Margaret’s village. Police report that around 2:05 p.m., on Sunday, Harold Albert Smith, 37, was driving a gold-colored Toyota Camry car from Belmopan towards Dangriga along with passengers, Alonso Frazier, 37, and Marlon Flowers, 41. Smith reportedly lost control of the vehicle and plunged off the bridge and into the river. Police say that upon their arrival at the scene, they observed the extensively damaged car in the river, with Smith trapped inside, apparently dead.

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Star in my community- Adele Ramos
You may not know Adele O. Ramos as the painter, fashion designer or GIS technophile, but you most likely know her as one of Belize’s most proficient print journalists for almost two decades. In late October 2017, however, she launched a new chapter of her life as a freelancer and entrepreneur. Her works previously appeared twice a week in the Amandala, Belize’s leading national newspaper. Adele’s first publication was released in 2001: “Thomas Vincent Ramos, The Man and His Writings”. She followed that publication with her debut poetry anthology of love poems – “PHASES”.

U.S. Embassy continues work in Belize after nearly a year without ambassador
One year since U.S. President Donald Trump took office, a new U.S. Ambassador to Belize has still not been appointed. On Wednesday, BBN was hosted at the U.S. Embassy’s Housing compound in Belmopan City for an exclusive interview with Charge d’ Affairs, Adrienne Galanek about the work that continues at the embassy even in the absence of an Ambassador.

Corozal barber charged for drug trafficking
Last night, Corozal police were conducting a patrol on 7th Avenue, Corozal Town. Police saw Curlin Samuel Thompson standing in front of his barber shop looking suspicious.

3 people die in fatal traffic accident in St. Margaret, Cayo
Yesterday around 2:05 p.m., police responded to a traffic accident between miles 31 and 32 on the Hummingbird Highway near a one lane bridge in St. Margaret’s Village. Upon arrival at the scene, police saw a gold Toyota Camry car in the river extensively damaged .

Moist weather to continue
The 24-hour forecast is for mostly moist weather to continue. Cloudy skies with some showers and periods of rain are expected mainly along the coast today. The wind will blow from the North to Northeast at 5-15 knots.

Iguana Creek Bridge in Cayo impassable
Residents travelling to Spanish Lookout are advised that the Iguana Creek bridge is under water and completely impassable due to heavy rains yesterday and last night. The Macal River is also rising rapidly but as of this morning, the low lying wooden bridge was still open.

Chief Transport Officer appeals to motorists to drive with caution
After the third traffic accident occurred yesterday in the same vicinity on the Hummingbird Highway claiming two lives, Chief Transport Officer Tirso Galvez issued a statement on his Facebook page pleading to the public to drive carefully.

Traffic accident on the Hummingbird Highway claims 2 lives
By BBN Staff: Reports to BBN is that there was another fatal road traffic accident yesterday between miles 31 and 32 on the Hummingbird Highway. Confirmed reports is that two occupants of the vehicle succumbed to their injuries.

Man dies; 2 injured in traffic accident in St. Margaret, Cayo
According to police reports, on Saturday night around 9:51, officers responded to a report of a road traffic accident in St. Margaret’s Village, Cayo. Police arrived at the scene between miles 31 and 32 on the Hummingbird Highway and saw a grey Honda Accord car in the creek extensively damaged.

Blogs

Belize Q and A: And now, a few words with Moppit, the island wonderdog
Quite a few people have asked me recently about Moppit. For example, when a crazy-ass San Pedro taxi driver with a “Pretty chicks only” decal on the back window of his dust-encrusted van knocked me off my bike and I was laid flat out in the street, a number of friends rushed up to me. “How’s Moppit been?” one asked. “Is Moppit adjusting to you OK? If not, I’d be glad to have her,” said another. “Any time you want to go somewhere, I’ll babysit Moppit for you,” offered a third. And so it goes.

International Sourcesizz

Business owners in top Belize destination want increased mangrove protections
Walking the shore of San Pedro provides a solid picture of the tension between natural resources and the economy in this, the top tourist town in coastal Belize. White coral sand gives way to several hundred feet of stunningly deep blue water out to where Caribbean waves strike the Mesoamerican Reef, the world’s second longest barrier reef, which stretches from Honduras in the south to its Mexican terminus to the north. Just below swooping frigatebirds stands a phalanx of hotels, ranging from funky and low slung to sleek, new, and relatively tall. Bars, restaurants and dive shops elbow right up to the water’s edge, too, where one can sit in a plastic chair drinking local rum while dangling your feet in the warm tide at establishments with names like “Sandy Toes.” But walk north along the beachfront just a little ways and your path is diverted away from the water by a wiry stand of mangrove trees growing in the gentle waves. This mangrove belongs to yet another open-air bar, La Choza, and reminds one of what this whole area once looked like. “If I cut those trees, erosion will get our bar,” owner Luis Cabanas explained when asked. “The mangrove protected us from Hurricane Earl last year, the roof didn’t go.” Cabanas has been in San Pedro 28 years and remembers the beachfront at that time was a lot wilder, with mangroves marching right into the waves along much of it. When asked if he keeps the mangrove trees for any other reasons, he added with a smile, “We like to give homes to the little fishes.”

Videos

  • Belize, San Ignacio teaser, 3.5min. Belize trip Started September 13, 2017. San Ignacio was a magical place to us. It was filled with friendly faces ready to welcome and show you what the land has to offer. More videos to come for San Ignacio, Belize. Recommended guides: Carlos the Caveman And Eddie Panti

  • Cave Tubing Belize, 4min.

  • A short ride from the bus terminal to the ferry in Belize City, 3min.

  • San Ignacio to Belize City, 4.5min. Here is a short overview of the road trip between San Ignacio and Belize City in Belize.

  • Underwater Belize/Mexico 2017, 2.5min. Impressions from diving in the Cenotes of Mexico and the Blue Hole of Belize.

  • In limbo: the refugees who wait in Belize, 10min. With the most recent wave of violence in Central America, hundreds of families have arrived in Belize in search of asylum. The Belizean government has not granted asylum since the 1980s and says it is not prepared to do so. This family from El Salvador has waited for more than a year for the government and the local UNHCR office to offer a solution. Unable to work legally, they are desperate and thinking of fleeing to another country.

  • Boston University Marine Program Belize November 2017, 3min. Calabash Caye Field Station, Turneffe Atoll, Belize SHOW MORE

  • Garifuna Punta @ Hopkins, Belize, 7min. Punta is a typical Garifuna music and dance style performed at celebrations and festive occasions with its roots in African music. The Garifuna people are mixed-race descendants of Africans and Caribbean Islanders and besides of the Maya the other main local people of Belize.

  • 18 Degrees North Belize sunrise 11-20-17, 4min. Sunrise was a bit cloudy today.

  • Belize Diving 2017, 5min. Diving with Hamanasi Resort; November 2017.

  • Premiere League of Belize Update, 10min.

  • Xunantunich Mayan Site!, 3min. This is how you get to Xunantunich. George Price Highway then the hand cranked ferry. Devin Burns made a nice video of the experience. "I took a trip to Xunantunich on Sunday and was really looking forward to filming the entire site but the rain came down and I don't have a waterproof casing for my camera or I would have stayed. Anyways check it out! If you guys enjoyed it let me know down in the comments!"