January 2, 2018


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Dale Trujeque and Christian Workers Union part ways
Dear Brothers and Sisters, Fraternal greetings! And Season's greetings! It is my duty to inform you that Bro Dale Trujeque has tendered his resignation as President of the Christian Workers Union. Due to family reasons, Bro Dale can no longer continue to serve as our President. The CWU Executive Board met in emergency session last night and accepted Bro Dale's resignation, effective October 31, 2017. Until our Annual General Meeting mandated by March 2018, current Vice President Bro Basil Brannon will act as CWU President.

Clandestine Airstrip and burnt plane found
On Sunday, 31st December 2017 at 12:24 p.m. police and Belize Defence Force personnel visited an area off the Coastal Road, in the Belize District. Upon arrival they observed a twin engine King Air Beach Craft almost completely destroyed by fire. Near the aircraft were the visible signs of an illegal airstrip. It is believed that this aircraft had been in this area for a few days and it was pulled from the airstrip and burnt. Checks were done in the nearby bushes and surrounded areas but nothing was found.

Cayo Race for Conservation 5k/10k - 2018
The 2018 Cayo Race for Conservation is happening on Sunday the 28th. It's the BWRC's prep run for the Chiquibul Marathon, and it's from Hode's to Bullet Tree and back. "After the holidays we hope you are ready to put your running/walking shoes on, get in the groove and join us once again for the 2nd Cayo Race for Conservation on the 28th of January. We hope to encourage fitness and enjoyment of nature, right in our backyards, in the beautiful Cayo Hills. This 5k/10k race is scheduled 3 weeks prior to the Chiquibul Challenge Marathon (CCM) so you can check if you are ready for this special event. The first prize for the 10k is a free entrance to CCM. The route is from Hode's place to Bullet Tree and back."

New Year's Day Supermoon!
Photo by Belize's Fernando Cruz Crasborn.

BELIZE KI'IMAK OOLAL TUMBEN JAAB 2018(BELIZE HAPPY NEW YEAR 2018)
Another year promoting our culture,people,food,traditions,history and identity of the Yucatec Maya of Belize. Cooking traditional Yucatec Maya food Piib in one of the villages in Orange Walk District . What you guys cooking ? Pictures courtesy of Ak kuchkabal Maya (Our Maya Family) 2018 .

The Reporter

Man critical following stabbing in Corozal
A stabbing incident in the Corozal district has left a man in a critical condition. According to police, sometime around 2:30 this morning, they responded to a report of a stabbing in Louisville village, where they saw Alejandro Yam in an unconscious state, suffering from multiple stab wounds. Yam was taken to the Northern Regional Hospital in Orange Walk, where he is listed in a critical condition. Police are investigating the incident.

Murder victim identified
The man who was shot dead on Antelope Street Extension last night has been identified. Police say he is Fredrick Smith, 22, of Belize City. Smith was discovered around 10:40 p.m., lying face up in a drain on Antelope Street Extension in the Collet area. He had been shot in the upper back. No one has been charged in connection with the murder as investigations continue. The murder happened a few hundred yards from where a manned police intelligence mobile has been stationed on Antelope Street for the past two months to deter bloodshed and drug trafficking.

First murder recorded for 2018
The year 2018 has seen its first murder, coming just hours after 2017’s last murder – that of Fredrick Smith on Antelope Street Extension. The new year’s first victim is Leon Garcia, who was stabbed multiple times in the chest and abdomen sometime around 3:30 this morning on Barrack Road. Police say that Garcia was walking along with Raheem Reed and others on Barrack Road from the direction of Newtown Barracks when two men attacked them from behind. One of the men reportedly began to stab Garcia, who collapsed on the street, while his friends ran back towards a police check point stationed on Barrack Road at its junction with Victoria Street.

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BBN 2017 Man & Woman of the Year
As we prepare for 2018, BBN takes this time to reflect on the year that was by celebrating the efforts of Belize’s diligent conservation community, selecting Oceana Belize’s Vice President, Janelle Chanona, and Friends for Conservation and Development (FCD) Director, Rafael Manzanero as our 2017 Woman and Man of the year.

Blogs

2017’s Most Popular Posts & Some Small Things Learned Living in Belize for 10 Years
Happy Happy New Year everyone. I would regale you with stories of my epic night in San Pedro but…I was happily sleeping by 11.15pm. Looking back on 2017, it seems almost like a blur. But then, in many way, so do the last 10 years. I first visited Belize in August of 2006, moved here permanently in May of 2007, managed a bar for a few years and started my blog – just for fun – in June 2011…time really does fly. During that time, the island has changed fast and furiously. You can only imagine what those who were born here think. It is not particularly challenging and not at all satisfying to sit back and find fault with it all. It’s not the San Pedro of my first visit…things are busier, growing too fast. There is no master planning and if there is, there are too many loopholes, too much corruption and everything is WAY too political. The island has too much trash and too little focus on our environment.

International Sourcesizz

De weergaloze binnenlanden van Belize
Natuurlijke schoonheid is niet altijd even eerlijk verdeeld in de wereld. Dat wordt des te duidelijker in Belize. Denk je aan Belize, dan denk je al snel aan het duizelingwekkende Blue Hole, de azuurblauwe wateren en de wuivende palmbomen die je treft op een van de vele cayes en atolls die het kleine landje rijk is. Waar de kust de nodige gasten mag verwelkomen, blijft het binnenland tot op heden nog vrij onontdekt, terwijl de diversiteit op dit mini landoppervlak ongeëvenaard is. De hoogste tijd dus voor een ontdekkingstocht door de weergaloze binnenlanden van Belize!

Could Chocolate Actually Go Extinct In 40 Years?
How can you deal with horrible news if the horrible news is losing one of the best ways of dealing with horrible news? An article from Erin Brodwin for the Business Insider blared the following headline, "Chocolate is on track to go extinct in 40 years." Apparently, the concern is that cacao plants, which are the natural source of chocolate (otherwise known as happiness), may go extinct by 2050. In the words of singer-song writer Kate Miller-Heidke, are you bleeping kidding me? How can you drown your sorrows in chocolate without chocolate? Mayonnaise doesn't quite work the same. Is this for real or is this (snicker, snicker) a joke?

Videos

  • Who you gonna call when there’s a croc in your yard? Thank you ACES, 1min. ACES had a busy 2017! Here’s a quick look at what we’ve been up to! Special thanks to Fondation Brigitte Bardot and The Rufford Foundation! Thank you The San Pedro Sun for photographs! Thank you ACES / American Crocodile Education Sanctuary for the great work you do in protecting this endangered species!

  • NY Eve on Caye Caulker, 6.5min.

  • Tajemnice Ziemi- Morskie glebiny odc 4- Wybrzeze Belize - Film Dokumentalny PL, 46min.

  • Fungi-growing ants working at night. Belize 4K video, 2.5min.

  • Xunantunich Belize, 3.5min. Our day at the ancient Mayan ruins of Xunantunich in Belize 12/26/2017

  • Belize Trip 2017, 7min. Belize Trip - December 2017. San Ignacio, San Pedro, Caye Caulker, Hol Chan Marine Reserve, Shark Ray Alley, Mexico Rocks, Tres Cocos.

  • Shark Ray Alley Belize Poko style!!, 8min. Snorkling Shark Ray Alley Belize 12-27-2017 Poko Family Vacation.

  • Motmot - the local Bird of Paradise. 4K video Belize San Ignacio, 1min.

  • Sharks - Belize, 3min. December 2017 - Belize - Aggressor IV - Sharks.

  • Petting tapir at Belize zoo, 1/2min.

  • 2017 View of Plaza A and Plaza B at Altun Ha (Belize) from top of the Sun God Temple, 1/2min. Shows the 13 and 6 visible structures in Plaza A (used for ceremonies) and Plaza B (used for residence), respectively.

  • 2017 Entry and Introduction to Altun Ha Plaza A in Belize, 1min. Plaza A of Altun Ha ruins showing 13 visible structures. Audio is from our local tour guide who explained the history of the site.

  • Tapir at Belize Zoo, 1min.

  • Blue-crowned motmot Belize San Ignacio, 2.5min.

  • Caye Caulker : perle du Belize, 3min.

  • New Year's Eve Party in San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize, 24min.

  • Battle of the cosmos through the poktapok game, 2min. Bringing the year 2018 with a video for you all! The video depicts the battle of the cosmos through the poktapok game, whereby the game is to honor Hunab Ku, the supreme god of the Mayas. The ball represents the sun and the game begins with the serving of the ball... enjoy!