Nightmare before Christmas: Accidental fire on Flamboyant burns out ten
Ten persons including children have been left without a roof over their heads within days of the Christmas. A fire gutted half of a long barrack on Flamboyant Street sometime [...]
P.S.B. says police not to blame for adult teenagers’ contraband beer
A Christmas party for members of the Youth Cadet Corps in Pomona Valley on Sunday continues to raise serious questions. A photograph showing a trio of teenage girls, each posing [...]
Osbaldo Nieto cleared in Mark Vasquez murder investigation
A teenager who had been held in police custody, following the stabbing death of well-known auto-trader Mark Vasquez last Saturday, has been released without being indicted. Eighteen-year-old Osbaldo Nieto was [...]
Wanted Jaime Pelayo murder suspect George Bull on the run after fleeing police
In respect of another murder, an all-points bulletin has been issued for the arrest of twenty-nine-year-old George Bull, a resident of Carmelita Village in the Orange Walk District. Bull is [...]
Fate of Independence rape complaint in hands of D.P.P.
There are new developments in a case of alleged rape at the Independence Police Station back in November. A pair of women is claiming that they were both sexually assaulted [...]
2017 murder count surpasses 2016; what will police do about it?
This newscast has been dominated by coverage of crime throughout the year. Tonight, we can confirm that statistics for homicides committed so far in 2017, closely rival figures that were [...]
P.U.P. demands Elrington stop being ‘petty’ and ‘personal’
On Wednesday we raised the issue of the back and forth over the Maritime Areas Act with P.U.P. leader John Briceño. His shadow minister for foreign affairs, Eamon Courtenay, has [...]
U.H.S. – U.D.P. broke it, U.D.P. fix it?
The Universal Health Services debate is expected to take up the House of Representatives’ time at its next house meeting, announced for January fifth. It should be must-see viewing as [...]
Getting to the bottom of the airport developer mystery
News Five continues to follow the developing story of developer Jorge Jaen’s dubious past and what it means for his multi-million dollar development project for the Efrain Guerrero International Airport [...]
We didn’t approve Marilyn Williams, says P.U.P.
Marilyn Williams is headed to the Supreme Court in January. But despite the Judicial and Legal Services Commission having apparently cleared the former political candidate turned chair of the Integrity [...]
No early closure for Customs on Friday
The Customs Department is among the busiest in the Public Service at the end of the year. They are responsible for seeing to the goods shipped to Belize from around [...]
Two in cocaine bust out on bail quickly
Two men accused in a cocaine bust in Belize City this week were granted bail this morning in the sum of a hefty one hundred thousand dollars each by Supreme [...]
Activities at quarry violated ECP for George Price Highway re-building
An investigation continues into what caused a blasting operation at the Santa Cruz quarry outside of Santa Elena Town to go catastrophically wrong, causing one death and severe damage to [...]
Corporals to be charged, but why attack P.G. teenager, 16?
Sixteen-year-old Victor Cus was physically assaulted by two police corporals last Wednesday in Punta Gorda Town. During the beat down three of the teenagers teeth were knocked out of his [...]
Claudius Meighan, injured and mentally disabled, convalescing in hospital
Eighty-year-old Claudius Meighan remains hospitalized at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital after being found in a semiconscious state on Tuesday night near mile three and a half on the George [...]
Belize stands with Palestinians at U.N., votes against U.S.
In international news, the United States of America recently decided to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. The United Nations held a vote today on a resolution opposing that [...]
Tips for Christmas travel to Mexico
The northern border may be seeing some extra traffic over this holiday, as Belizeans go over to neighboring Chetumal to shop while others go to holiday at Mexican destinations. The [...]
Operation ACT records successes; continues into 2018
Operation ACT, acronym for Addressing Crime Together, was launched on October twenty-seventh as a direct law enforcement response to the escalation of violent crimes in Belize City. With the establishment [...]
Children’s Advisory Board meets
The Children Advisory Board is a platform used for child participation to support governance at the municipal levels. The boards are established in all nine towns and cities in Belize [...]
Salvation Army hands out food hampers
The Salvation Army gave out eight-hundred food hampers to needy families today. It is an annual event for the Salvation Army – they use monies raised and support from donors [...]
KHMH touts new surgical services
As the national referral hospital for the country, many Belizeans rely on the services of Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital for life saving procedures. While many times, it’s only the cases [...]
Ten Percent Decrease in Major Crime for 2017
The Belize Police department reports a reduction of ten percent in major crimes for 2017. The statistics presented were for the period of January to December 18, 2017. These were presented by Commissioner of Police Allen Whylie this morning at the weekly police briefing with the media. The statistics show a small reduction in cases …
Murder Count stands at 138
As mentioned earlier, the murder count has not gone down. It stands at 138, the exact number that was recorded for the entire 2016. That means that with two more weeks to go for 2017, that number may likely increase as will the numbers in other major crimes. This reality may not be encouraging for …
Police say Operation ACT going well
The department also presented an update on its Operation ACT, which stands for Addressing Crime Together. The operation was launched on October 27 to combat the rising gun violence in Belize City with a special focus on the Southside. Operations Commander ACP Edward Broaster gave an update on the department’s successes so far. ACP. Edward …
Police say murder suspect escaped from their hands
Today the Belize Police Department confirmed that the suspect in the murder of Jaime Pelayo Junior did, in fact, escape from Police custody in Orange Walk Town. That suspect is now officially identified as 29-year-old George Bull of Carmelita Village in the Orange Walk District. ACP Joseph Myvett, Commander of the National Crimes Investigation Branch …
Elderly man has been identified as Claudius Meighan
Police have identified the elderly man who they found along the George Price Highway on Tuesday night. ASP Alejandro Cowo, head of the CIB in Belize City told the media that a family member identified him just last night. ASP Alejandro Cowo, Head of C.I.B “Last night we were finally able to get the family …
Police say girls were not underage
Police say that the three young girls who appear in the controversial picture posing with contraband beers are of age and add that the image portrayed is not what it seems. The girls reportedly took the picture at an event organized by the Pomona Police Cadet Unit and it was circulated on Facebook. It triggered …
Osbaldo Nieto freed from Police custody
The only man who was around when 53-year-old car dealer Mark Vasquez was fatally stabbed has been released from police custody. He is eighteen-year-old Osbaldo Nieto, who was found running from the scene of Vasquez’s murder covered in blood. It was later learned that he had sustained stab wounds as well. ASP Cowo says the …
Is the person held by Mexican authorities Vildo Westby?
Earlier this month, Love News received information indicating that Vildo Westby, who is wanted by Belize Police for questioning in the murder of 44-year-old Felix Ayuso, was in custody of Mexican authorities. We understood at the time that he was expected to be handed over to law enforcement officers in Belize. Last week Monday, Belize …
Did Negligence caused Canadian Ronald Sutherland’s death?
Did negligence on the part of the Ministry of Works and the Department of Environment lead to the death of Canadian Ronald Sutherland? Sutherland was killed in an explosion last week at a quarry in Santa Elena Town. The Environmental Compliance Plan, ECP identifies the Ministry of Works as the developer and the terms and …
Fire leaves families homeless
Four families who lived at the Long Barracks on Flamboyant Street in Belize City had already started their Christmas preparations when tragedy struck last night. A fire broke out at the building and completely destroyed two of the units while damaging two others. Today, Emmeth Baptist whose apartment was completely destroyed returned to the scene …
11 million for New Roaring Creek Bridge
A contract was signed for the construction of the new Roaring Creek Bridge located at Mile 48 on the George Price Highway. That contract was formally signed on Monday, December 18, 2017 and it was awarded to M&M Engineering Consultants Ltd. in the amount of BZD $11,346,823.17, consistent with the engineer’s estimate and current construction rates.
The scope of the works includes the construction of the new bridge, approaches, and drainage works all to a total length of 485 meters. The installation of road center and edge line markings will also take place. Also included in this project is roadway clearance, the removal of any remnant structures, obstructions, fencing and the like within the road reserve.
New school building for Julian Cho high school
On Friday December 15 the Ministry of Education cut the ribbon declaring open a six classroom building at the Julian Cho Technical High School in the Toledo District. The addition of the new classrooms is part of the Ministry of Education’s school financing reform project.
The new school building is 30ft wide by 240ft in length. And with a student population of 975, the new addition to the technical and vocational school is a welcomed one as it will significantly alleviate overcrowding of existing classrooms.
KARIM ADLE, PUT A MUZZLE ON YOUR SON
Someone somewhere should have advised Karim Adle Jr. to NEVER EVER touch the subject of corruption much less accuse anyone of being corrupt in the garbage he spews in the Belize Times.
Karim Adle Jr. has his head stuck so far up his aristocratic ass that it might either be affecting his brain or maybe, given him simpleton mannerisms, he might not have much of a brain at all.
Let me refresh this little fella’s memory:
Your father, Karim Adle Sr, a Said Musa flunky, got tens of millions of taxpayers’ dollars to pave the Jaguar Paw road which began falling apart in less than six months due to poor workmanship. Ask your father, “weh the money gone?”
Air Canada just in time for the Christmas
Air Canada made its first of its twice-weekly flight to Belize on Friday, December 15, 2017, just in time for this Christmas season. This flight will travel between Toronto, Canada at the Pearson International Airport and Belize via the Phillip Goldson Airport in Ladyville. This is expected to enhance the already growing number of Canadian tourists in the country.
Hands Across the Caribbean raised funds for hurricane victims
Many countries in the Caribbean were affected by hurricanes Irma and Maria in 2017. Those especially devastated Dominica, Barbuda, and Puerto Rico and have left those and other countries and islands in states beyond repair. Especially compared to them, Belize was so graciously spared this hurricane season.
Despite the months that have passed since these hurricanes, there is still much left to do in these countries to return them to a state of normalcy.
Delcie Tzib walks away with $1000 Guardian Christmas basket
Christmas is looking brighter this year for three women after their luck cashed in. The Guardian Newspaper held three raffles in light of this holiday season. In two raffles, winners walked away with $50 cash and in the third, a very hefty Christmas hamper was given away. In the first two, Delvorine Cole and Brendalee Buckley were lucky to walk away with the cash.
4-H hosts parents and trainees with Luncheon in Belmopan
The Management and Staff of the National 4-H Youth Development Center in Belmopan hosted families and their trainees to an Annual Christmas Luncheon last Thursday at the George Price Center for Peace and Development. The luncheon hosted by the educational institution, which is based at the National Agriculture and Trade Show Grounds, was organized to bring to a close the 2016 to 2017 training year where 5 students had completed the program and three received their certificates.
Aragon Christmas Cup 2017
On Sunday December 17th, the Aragon Christmas Cup ended with fireworks at the Louisiana Field in Orange Walk Town. After several weeks of fierce competition Progresso FC and Guinea Grass FC battled to the sweet end in a contest that would see the winner – Progresso FC walking away with $5000.00 Belize Dollars. Progresso who had been the Champs two times in a row returned to claim their crown after having been defeated last year by Carmelita FC. The second place winners settled for the $3000.00 dollar prize. They both received trophies and individual medals were given to the first place winners.
High School in Belmopan gets new computers
High school students in Belmopan now have one more tool in their tool box for improving their educational performance. On Friday, 15 December 2017, a Handing Over Ceremony for 15 computers with accessories took place at the Our Lady of Guadalupe High School.
These 15 computers with peripherals were made possible through the hard work and fundraising efforts of Rotary Belmopan. Present from Rotary for the handing over ceremony were members Velda Wade, Vanessa Grajales, Ana Recinos and Leon Castillo.
Ministry of Energy and Public Utilities Launches Bulb Exchange Program
The Energy Unit within the Ministry of the Public Service, Energy and Public Utilities in collaboration with the Latin American Energy Organization (OLADE) is launching Phase 3 of its Energy Efficiency Awareness Project.
This project entails the exchange of energy-inefficient lights, such as incandescent and fluorescent bulbs and tubes, with energy-efficient LED bulbs and tubes. The project seeks to target the indigent families in Dangriga Town and Hope Creek and Sarawee Villages. These persons include all those social rate customers of the Belize Electricity Limited.
Orange Walk East Christmas Cheer
The Aragon Orange Walk East Christmas Cheer came to an end on Wednesday December 20 with the distribution of a hamper to the Orange Walk East town residents. The cheer started with the lighting of the Christmas tree on Liberty Avenue which saw some 1200 residents coming out along with their children. The kids were treated to toys, bouncy houses and mechanical rides and they also got a chance to win any of 100 attractive items which were raffled. 1600 goodies bags and ideals were also distributed. Next came the distribution of toys and hampers to residents of Tower Hill on Saturday 16 December.
How safe is your tap water?
As the year 2017 comes to a screeching halt, it would be reasonable to consider that many Belizeans and our International partners have been working very hard over the last 11 months to ensure that our supply of water remained potable, but at the same time giving enough warnings that there is need to protect this vital resource. In some parts of the World, fresh water supplies have been dwindling and as a result the market value has gone up. But for Belize our potable water supply remains considerable; however the experts are telling us that there is a need to protect it.
Politicizing the Christmas season
In a few days time CHRISTIANS around the world will celebrate the birthday of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Christmas should be and is about the BIRTH of Jesus Christ and what it meant to the survival of mankind. The birth of Jesus was the greatest gift that was given to us as mankind. He was sent to us with one special mission in mind. That mission was to save the world from its sin. Jesus is the Son of God. He lived a sinless life and then died on the cross to pay the penalty for our sins.
Youth Rise Project continues in San Ignacio
The Youth Rise Project in the Ministry of Human Development, Social Transformation and Poverty Alleviation has teamed up with the San Ignacio and Santa Elena branch of the Community Policing Unit to host another cycle of the Gang Resistance Education and Training GREAT Families Program. For the third time a session was held on Friday, this time at the San Ignacio Police Station.
Chopping incident between Sanitation workers leaves one hospitalized and one on remand
A chopping incident between two co-workers in broad daylight in front of spectators has landed a sanitation worker behind bars. He is 53-year-old Dennis Winston Bowden of Belize City. Bowden has been accused of chopping his co-worker, 40-year-old Michael Orlando Tesucum, during a machete wielding incident at the corner of Cairo Street and Euphrates Avenue.
Acting upon information of a chopping incident, police visited the KHMH trauma room on Monday, December 18, 2017. There they saw Tesucum suffering from two cut wounds behind his head.
Accused murderer walks away from murder charge
The trial of Keyron Johnson, who has been on remand for more than five years after he was accused of the April 2012 murder of 18 year-old Christopher Jorgenson, concluded before Judge Adolph Lucas who had reserved his ruling in the matter for Monday, December 18, 2017.
Jorgensen was gunned down on a basketball court on Curl Thompson Street in Belize City on April 15, 2012 and three days later, on April 18, 2017, he perished. He was shot twice, once to the lower abdomen and was grazed to the right hand.
Man denied bail in aggravated burglary case
On Monday, December 11, 2017, three persons were charged in connection to a home invasion. Two of the three, Leon Ware/Blease and Luquan Flowers, were charged for aggravated burglary while the other, an 18-year-old, was charged for handling stolen goods. The third involved was offered bail in the sum of $1,000 which he was able to meet.
Ware/Blease and Flowers were accused of trespassing in the home of businesswoman Zenaida Allen. They were remanded to prison and on Friday, December 15, 2017, their case for bail was presented at the Supreme Court before Judge Adolph Lucas.
Bail for Russell Hyde’s shooters
On Friday, December 17, 2017, a relative of Russell Hyde Jr., shooting victim, along with another man were charged in connection to the shooting of Hyde. The men are 24-year-old Rasheed Hyde, butcher and Cayo resident, and the victim’s cousin, and Michael Mendoza, Rasheed Hyde’s father. At the end of their bail application, they were granted bail. At their bail application, they were represented by attorneys Herbert Panton and Leeroy Banner.
In court, there was no objection to bail by the crown representative Senior Crown Counsel Sheneiza Smith. The crown’s only concern was the manner in which Hyde was shot and asked that bail be set at a substantial amount and with conditions.
Car Dealer stabbed to death on the sea side
Police continue to guard a young man who they found at the murder scene of 53 year-old Mark Vasquez, a well-known car dealer from Belize City. Vasquez was stabbed multiple times near his vehicle while he was parked near the sea wall on Marine Parade.
At around 11 p.m. on Saturday, December 16, they responded to reports they received that a fight was taking place near the Radisson Hotel’s marina on Marine Parade. When they arrived they saw a Hispanic male running along the sea wall. He had blood stains on his shirt, and he was suffering from injuries as well. The police did not specify beyond that, but they detained this young man before he could escape.
Hard working church going young man killed in Independence
Victor Pou, a 21 year-old Independence Village resident, was stabbed to death in his Stann Creek community, and unfortunately he is the third murder victim for the weekend before Christmas.
His family tells the press that he left his house at around 10 p.m. on Saturday, December 16, and he was heading to his workplace. He works as a night watchman for a business place in the village, but he never made it because unknown assailants cornered him and stabbed him to death. Reports are that he was seen in some sort of fight struggling with 2 other men. Residents tell the press that this very same area has been the location of choice for other such attacks because there is poor lighting at night, and minimal police presence.
Cocaine bust sends 2 men to court
Belize City police made a huge drug bust of packages of cocaine amounting to over 5 kilograms as well as an illegal firearm and 9 live rounds of ammunitions. The men, 33-year-old Carlos Lopez and 37-year-old Peter Schmitt, of Lord’s Bank and Caye Caulker, respectively, were arrested and charged.
They were taken to court to be arraigned on three criminal charges on Tuesday, December 19, 2017. Lopez and Schmitt were jointly charged with the offenses of kept unlicensed firearm and unlicensed ammunition as well as one count of possession of a controlled drug with intent to supply for the purpose of drug trafficking.
Assaulted with a gun at a bus stop
On Wednesday, December 13, 2017, 22-year-old Mark Anthony Sewell was remanded to prison after he was arraigned for a gunplay incident where a Biscayne resident reported to the police that he was assaulted by two men while at a bus stop. He appeared before Senior Magistrate Aretha Ford where he was remanded to prison until March 13, 2018 but received a $5,000 bail before Supreme Court Judge Adolph Lucas on Friday, December 15, 2017.
Wild shooting claims Jaime Pelayo’s life
Jaime Pelayo Jr., a 35 year-old Orange Walk Town resident with many run-ins with the law, was shot and killed while out partying with friends at a popular night establishment. Though he had many enemies - several of which made a number of attempts to take his life - his family believes that he was the victim of random violence.
The incident happened sometime after 4 o’clock on Friday, December 15, in front of the D’ Gym Sports Bar and Grill, a night club located in the town, on the Belize Corozal Road. Police say that they arrived at the scene to find Jaime Pelayo, better known as “James” or “Doggy”, with a gunshot to the chest, an injury which claimed his life.
Robber caught in the act
Belize City police have cracked a case of robbery against 36-year-old businessman Dorian Usher, who was robbed outside Monica’s Pawn Shop on Thursday, December 14, 2017.
Two of the men were arraigned in court. The first to be arraigned was 21-year-old Dean Nembhard, a construction worker of Nutmeg Street. Nembhard was arraigned on Tuesday, December 19, 2017 in the Belize City Magistrate’s Court on a single charge of robbery with a firearm upon Usher.
Robbery on BBOC bus
On Monday, December 18, 2017 at 7:00 p.m., Betty Torres, a 42-year-old Belizean conductress and resident of Unitedville, Cayo District made a police report. She reported that at 6:15 p.m. on the same date while she was working on a BBOC bus, two male persons got on the bus in Camalote Village.
One of the men pulled out what appeared to be a 9mm handgun. That man proceeded to point the gun at the driver and demanded the purse containing the money. As a result, Torres handed over the purse which contained just over two hundred dollars.
Stabbing incident at Moe’s Pizza
On December 18, 2017 at 7:11 p.m., police visited Moe’s Pizza Grill located 3 1/2 miles on the Phillip Goldson highway in Belize City. There, Sherman Sanker, a 43-year-old Belizean mason of the Gugulung area, was seen suffering from apparent stab wounds to the center of chest and left side of back.
Initial investigations revealed that at about 6:45 p.m., while Genevevo Chiac and Sherman Sanker were socializing at Moe’s Pizza Grill restaurant, they got into a misunderstanding. That misunderstanding resulted in Chiac inflicting said injuries to Sanker. He was transported to the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital where he is in a stable condition. Police investigations continue.
Taximan stabbed and killed in Belmopan
Oswald Lopez, a well-known taxi driver from Belmopan, was found stabbed to death outside the Capital City.
The 69 year-old’s body was found dead next to his gold Kia Sorento taxi, on a dirt road near to the Hector Silva Airstrip, which is located on the outskirts of Belmopan. At around 2:55 p.m. on Sunday, December 17, the cops visited the area and they found him, and upon inspection, the responding officers observed several stab wounds to his upper body.
It is unclear at this time what happened; two possibilities have been entertained. The first is that he may have picked up his killer who took him out there.
Belize picks up 12 medals in the Central American Games
The XI Central American Games is now history. The games concluded on Sunday 17th December, 2017, with the Closing Ceremony at the National Stadium in Managua, Nicaragua.
At the end of the 14 days of festival, Belize captured a total of 12 medals at the Games.
The medal count for Belize includes to 2 Gold Medal in Body Building (not an Olympic sport) by Clayton Greenidge. Greenidge’s gold came in the Master’s Competition and in the Light-heavyweight 80 kilogrammes category. He was joined by his team-mate Oyinkro Akpobodor who picked up a bronze medal in his category.
National Elite Basketball League season to open January 18, 2018
The National Elite Basketball League (NEBL) will be tipping off its fifth consecutive season on Thursday, January 18, 2018, as the defending champions, Belmopan Bandits, will host the sub-champions San Pedro Tiger Sharks. The game will be played at the UB gymnasium in Belmopan, with tip-off time being 8:30 p.m.
The upcoming season will have 8 teams. Six (6) of the teams from last season will return to participate in the upcoming season. These teams are Orange Walk Running Rebels, Belize Hurricanes, San Pedro Tiger Sharks, Belmopan Bandits, Cayo Western Ballaz and Dangriga Dream Ballers.
He threatened his common law wife with a toothbrush
Cornel Gomez found himself in a lockdown cell on his 29th birthday, December 18, 2017. He was arraigned on two counts of aggravated assault with a machete and a toothbrush upon his common-law wife, Tanya Landero, who made a police report. Gomez, a resident of Ladyville, spent a week in police custody before appearing before Senior Magistrate Aretha Ford to answer to two counts of aggravated assault.
In court where Gomez was unrepresented, he initially pleaded guilty to the charges and gave an explanation as to why he was doing so. He was hopeful to be imposed a fine and proceed with his life since he is fresh out of prison.
Football Federation of Belize assign portfolios to executive
The Football Federation of Belize in its endeavour to improve the delivery of services in the development of football is pleased to announce the following appointment and assignments of portfolios to its Executive Members.
Mr. Earl Jones General Secretary Portfolio:
Mr. Sergio Chuc Finance, Local and International Relations and Premier League.
Mr. Marlon Kuylen: Marketing, Communication, National Team Programs (elite) and Referees.
Mr. Cruz Gamez – Chairman and Mr. Shane Orio–Deputy Chairman
Premier League Closing Season to commence on January 13
The Premier League of Belize 2017-2018 Closing Season will commence on Saturday 13th January, 2018, with a single game on the schedule.
The teams that will compete in the Closing Season includes the defending champions Verdes FC, Belmopan Bandits SC, Placencia Assassins FC, Freedom Fighters FC, Belize Defence Force (BDF) FC, Wagiya FC, Police United FC and the San Pedro Pirates FC.
It is being anticipated that the regular competition of the Closing Season will come to an end on 15th April, 2018, with the championship games scheduled for May 12th and 13th respectively.
Cut off date for registration for Municipal Elections
The Elections and Boundaries Department hereby notifies the public that all registration offices countrywide will be opened on Saturday, 6th January 2018 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. This is to facilitate persons who are eighteen (18) years of age and over who have not yet registered and wish to vote in the upcoming Municipal Elections.
Collision at mile 50 on the George Price Highway
Two mobile units travelling at high speeds in opposite directions resulted in one fatality over the weekend. On Saturday 16th December, 2017 at around 5:55 pm Police received information of a traffic accident on the George Price Highway. Police responded and upon arrival observed a damaged black Skygo motorcycle on the center of the highway. Police also saw about 20 feet away just off the right shoulder of the road a grey Wingle pickup truck with extensive damages to the left front end and windshield.
20 New Year’s Resolution Ideas – Make This Your Best Year Ever
The New Year stands before us like a fresh chapter in a book.
Once you’re done with your year-end reflection for the year that’s ending, it’s time to look forward to the year that’s about to start. What will you write for the next chapter of your life? It’s entirely up to you. Take the first step to make sure that it’s a good great chapter by setting New Year’s resolutions.
You’ll find 10 ideas for your New Year’s resolutions, below.
LAW AND JUSTICE ARE SOMETIMES CONFUSED
The New Standard Encyclopedia (NSE) explains that the one idea central to the meaning of law is this: order and regularity in the happening of events. No mention of correctness. It also explains that law and justice are sometimes confused. It declares that justice is a philosophical term, one that has no exact meaning. The laws of God are different from man’s. The laws of nature and the laws of science do not directly depend on man’s whims!
On page 180 of Queen’s Counsel, L. M. Bloomfield’s book you will find the very interesting read: “Surely the Mosquito Indians ought not to prove an obstacle to so happy a consummation.
Words of Life with Pastor Barry Fraser
Last week we considered that one of the most important things we must do when we suffer is to give thanks. For many believers who have endured unimaginable pain and tragedy, giving thanks in the midst of agony and affliction is certainly not easy to do.
Giving thanks helps us focus on God in our affliction, steers us away from complaining, strengthens our faith, and brings glory to Jesus.
Last week we considered that there are many things we can give thanks for when we suffer, but here are some more to remember:
Christmas is here and so is the economic activity it brings
Throughout this entire year and dating as far back as 2008 the PUP and their operatives have been saying that things are bad economically for the ordinary Belizean man and woman. They have gone on record to say,this Christmas will be a “ BRUKPOCKET CHRISTMAS” for most Belizeans. However based on what we at this newspaper have seen so far, we can now certainly borrow the slogan of PUP’s very own Darrel Carter and say “NOT SO.” For the last month or so ever since after the Garifuna Settlement Day went by, we’ve been monitoring the activity at and around the major shopping outlets across the length and breadth of this country and all we’ve seen so far is a bevy of activity.
Amandala declares face to face war on UDP’S Wave, Guardian
The first time I tried my hand at expressing my opinions on paper was when Mr. Elodio “Lot” Aragon began publishing his weekly newspaper here in OW during the early eighties. The paper was called “The Pacesetter” and I still recall my first article where I railed against the leaders of the OW branch of the BNTU since the officials of that union, some really big time PUP’s ( Cervantes, Kay, Castillo, et al), were attempting to victimize UDP teachers at the La Inmaculada Primary School. The leaders of the UDP group, Chin, Luna, Novelo, then broke away to form their own “Progressive Teachers’ Union”. I sort of insinuated in my article that the Catholic management was a bit complicit in the bullying with its silence.
Best Christmas ever!
Have you ever heard someone say, “I just noh di feel Christmas this year”. Or maybe you have been missing the Christmas spirit. Celebrating Christmas as a teen is tricky. The magic has started to wear off, and you’re expected to visit with family even if you’d rather be with friends. Still, you can make celebrating Christmas this year tons of fun. Here is a list of 10 things that you can try and before you know it that special Christmas feeling will be bubbling inside you!
Breaking Belize News
UN votes 128-9 to reject US decision on Jerusalem; Belize votes against it
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Murder suspect released by police
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Teens were posing with empty contraband beers says Chester
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Operation ACT took drugs, guns, and ammo off the streets, says Broaster
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Murder suspect escapes from police custody
Last Friday, Jaime “James” Pelayo, Jr., 35, of Orange Walk Town, was shot and killed […]
Elderly man found unconscious identified by police
On Tuesday night an elderly man was found almost unconscious at three miles on the George […]
Fire in Belize City last night
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Former and current Foreign Ministers square off
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Senator Courtney questions San Pedro airport deal
People’s United Party Senator, Eamon Courtenay said this week that the press release issued by International […]
Major crimes down by 10%; murder count stands at 138 same as 2016
Commissioner of Police, Allen Whylie, today released the national crime statistics as of December 18, […]
Briceno calls out Senator Rocke
Leader of the Opposition, John Briceño, condemned Church Senator Ashely Rocke this week, accusing him […]
BDF has new commander
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Cigarette smuggling ring linked to Belize busted in Guatemala
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Researchers Warn of a Spreading Fungus Deadly to Snakes
One of the first hints that yet another fungal disease that could devastate wildlife was emerging in the United States came in 2006 with a report that an isolated winter den of timber rattlesnakes in New Hampshire had suffered a population crash.
Those snakes were on the far northern edge of their species’ habitat, and showed signs they had suffered from inbreeding. But they also had skin lesions, often called hibernation blisters or hibernation sores, that caught the attention of scientists.
Similar cases popped up in Massachusetts, said Jeffrey Lorch, a microbiologist at the United States Geological Survey’s National Wildlife Health Center in Madison, Wis. Then rattlesnakes in Illinois, called massasaugas, began to suffer.
“People started being on the lookout,” he said. The health center started getting a lot of calls.
By 2009, Ophidiomyces ophidiodiicola, the fungus that causes the lesions, had been named. And it has been found to infect more than two dozen species of snakes in this country.
Birth of the Sun: Notes on the Ancient Maya Winter Solstice
With the recent passing of the winter solstice it seems a good time to revisit some ideas I penned in 2009, regarding a possible ancient Maya record of the shortest day of the year. This appears on Zacpeten, Altar 1, an inscribed disc-shaped stone discovered broken and re-used as blocks in Postclassic masonry (Pugh, et. al. 1998) (Figure 1). It was originally dedicated on or near the important period ending 10.0.0.0.0, in the year 830 C.E.. The design of the altar is a carefully conceived cosmogram emphasizing four lateral points around a circle and center-point, a layout that echoes the familiar Mesoamerican model of space-time. The 36 hieroglyphs are arranged as a play on the important cosmological numbers 20 and 4 (20 + 4 x 4). And, as I argued some years ago, its self-contained text just might present the only Classic Maya description of the solar “birth” at winter solstice.
The Water Will Come: A Must-Read Book on Sea Level Rise
The Water Will Come: Rising Seas, Sinking Cities, and the Remaking of the Civilized World—the title of Jeff Goodell’s new must-read book on sea level rise—says volumes. Goodell, a contributing editor at Rolling Stone and the author of the excellent 2011 book How to Cool the Planet: Geoengineering and the Audacious Quest to Fix Earth’s Climate, argues that there is little we can do to stop the inexorable rise of the world’s oceans due to human-caused global warming--though we may be able to slow the rate of sea level rise later in the century. As one of the experts he interviews puts it, “Sea-level rise is like aging. You can’t stop it. You can only do it better or worse.”
Goodell argues that if we want to minimize the impact of sea level rise in the next century, we need to stop burning fossil fuels and move to higher ground. Strong immediate action to implement the Paris Climate Accord of 2015--and to go well beyond those targets, so that we eliminate all burning of coal, oil and natural gas by 2050--might limit sea level rise by 2100 to 2 – 3 feet, instead of 6 – 8 feet. “We would will need to retreat from the low-lying coastlines, but instead of a stampede, it could be a leisurely stroll,” he writes.
Goodell is an excellent journalist, and his treatment of a highly technical subject like sea level rise is both highly readable and informative.
Eleven Caribbean countries defy US on UN resolution on Jerusalem
On a roster that could be described as the courageous, the circumspect and the craven, eleven Caribbean countries supported a UN General Assembly (UNGA) resolution that criticized President Donald Trump’s decision to move the US Embassy to Jerusalem, despite US ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley’s threatening letter to General Assembly members not to support the resolution and that Trump “will be watching [Thursday’s] vote carefully” and “requested I report back on those who voted against us…”
Formal Table Dressing - Belize Best Western Biltmore Plaza, 24min.
Hippotherapy at Chaa Creek, min. Realize Belize teamed up with Chaa Creek to do some 'horse therapy' with disabled children. Thanks Chaa Creek and Realize Belize!
Chaa Creek has a great article about the experience.
"Here at Chaa Creek we love giving back, so it was an honor to host kids from Realize Belize recently for hippotherapy on the property. What a great group of kids! Check it out"
Travel Day to Belize: United Airlines 737-900 Take-Off out of IAH Airport in Houston, 13min.
May 7, 2006 Fire breaks out in Placencia Belize, C.A., 16min. This is a 15 min. clip of the historic fire that almost took Placencia Village (Pennisula) on the coast of Belize, C.A. Burn Area Space Monkey Location. A blackout occured about 7pm, then approximately 11pm the blaze started and was finally controlled around 1am.
10 reasons to visit Belize, 2min. We just got back from Belize. If you haven't been, here are 10 reasons to visit this incredible Central American country.
Orange Walk Police today finally issued a wanted poster for the alleged killer of Jamie Pelayo, 2.5min. Almost five days after he escaped from their custody on Sunday December 17th, Orange Walk Police today finally issued a wanted poster for the alleged killer of thirty-five-year-old Jamie Pelayo.
Twenty-nine-year-old George Bull from the village of Carmelita is the prime suspect in the shooting death of Pelayo which occurred in the wee hours of Friday morning.
Open Your Eyes Christmas Special, 1.5hr.
The spider finishes it's snake drink!, min. At Gaïa River Lodge.
2012-7- Belize DVD,64 min.
2012-7 Belize DVD 2, 64min.
2012-7 Belize DVD 3, 64min.
Travel Day to Belize Part 5: Tour of the Terminal Building Baggage Claim at BZE Airport, 1min. Hi guys here is my 5th Video from Tuesday on flying into Belize, here in this Video is when after we Arrive in the Philip S. W. Goldson International Airport of Belize coming from Houston, TX on our United Flight