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Christmas Bird Count
This is the final call for the last CBC of the 2017 season. Punta Gorda is January 5th, 2018. We leave town from 1pm on the 4th so that we can bird a bit along the way and catch the precount meeting. Black-crowned Antshrike, Gray-breasted Crake, Bare-crowned Antbird, White-throated Flycatcher...just saying. 3 spaces left only!

BELIZE NORTHERN HISTORY : The Yucatec Maya ancestor Nachan Can and the Maya resistance in Northern Belize
The Spaniards tried to control the Maya of Chactemal. Chactemal was then the capital of a large Maya area, and was located just west of present-day Corozal Town, possibly at Santa Rita . In answer to a demand to submit to Spain, Chactemal's chief, Nachankan, replied that his only tribute would be "turkeys in the shape of spears and corn in the shape of arrows". The Maya defeated the Spanish and old Chactemal in Belize became a place of refuge for Maya fleeing the Spanish rule. The Spanish invaders moved farther south, but all attempts to control other Maya villages, like Lamanai in New River Lagoon, and Tipu, a Maya village of about 500 inhabitants near Negroman in the Cayo District, eventually failed. The Maya fought back. They burnt the churches the Spanish missionaries had built and returned to their old beliefs. In southern Belize, the Chol Maya opposed the Spanish in the same manner.

The Reporter

Post mortem suggests elderly man’s death was caused by a fall
Police say that an elderly man who was found lying critically injured on the George Price highway did not suffer the injury at the hands of anyone else. Cladius Meighan, 80, who was found unconscious near mile 3 last week Tuesday had a large gash on the back of the head. Meighan died on Christmas Day, but the post mortem examination certified that the injury was caused by a hard fall, and not by any wound inflicted by anything or anyone. Assistant Superintendent of Police, Alejandro Cowo told the media on Friday that the injury “was not consistent with any road traffic accident or any knock intentionally by anybody.”

Police detain two suspects for Roaring Creek murder
Police have detained two suspects for the murder of Errol Gabourel, 26, who was discovered floating in the Roaring Creek river last week Wednesday. At Friday’s police/media briefing, Assistant Commissioner of Police Joseph Myvette said that one of the suspects was the subject of several other investigations, including the shooting of Jose Najera in Belmopan last week. The suspect will be charged for that shooting as well, Myvette said. The same suspect is also facing theft of copper wire from a telecommunications tower in Corozal.

Blogs

Island life: A curated exhibition of nature’s early-morning artistry in Belize
It isn’t every morning that I get up early to walk the little Moppit, but when I do, I am always rewarded with stunning sunrises, a blissful calm, a symphony of bird calls rising to a cacophony on occasion, the occasional pod of dolphins just offshore, the blustery hustle of storm clouds moving into position, the egrets and herons vigilant in the shallows. This morning was filled with abundance as we hit our usual path at first strike of dawn. Moppit registered all the overnight scents from stray dogs, pets, iguanas, hermit crabs and humans that provide her with a map of the universe that I can only imagine. My own universe was filled with rain-drenched plants and massive gray cloud formations that promised more of the same.

Videos

  • Great Blue Hole, 1/2min. Belize is graced with more than 180 miles of coast, thick rain forest, and Maya ruins; and beneath its Caribbean waters lies one of the most extensive barrier reef systems in the world.

  • De Real Macaw - Caye Caulker - Belize, 3min. De Real Macaw is a property located in Caye Caulker. It faces the beach and all its accommodations feature a private porch with hammocks. Free Wi-Fi access is available.

  • Belize 2017- Cave Tubing, 3min. About and hour and a half cave tubing trip in central Belize.

  • Belize City to San Pedro Ambergris Caye - Tropic Air - Cessna Grand Caravan (BZE-SPR), 7min. Short flight from Belize City to San Pedro on Ambergris Caye in the Central American country of Belize

  • Belize Lighthouse Reef, 11min.

  • Reef sharks in Belize, 1min.

  • Belize it or not, 16min.

  • EF Ultimate Break Belize (Dec 14-24 2017, 42min. An amazing adventure to Belize!