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The San Pedro Sun

San Pedro registers 8 murders during 2017; 5 remain unsolved
San Pedro closed 2017 with a total of eight murders, the same figure as registered in 2015 and 2016. This number accounts for 5.5% of the total homicides in Belize, which clocked in at a staggering 144 by the end of 2017. On the island, the San Pedro Police Department still seeks leads to assist in solving five of the eight unsolved cases. Police continue their efforts in resolving the pending murder cases, and they ask the general public for their assistance. Anyone who may have information is urged to contact their nearest police station and make a report. The San Pedro Police Station can be visited on Pescador Drive or contact by calling 206-2022. The public is also reminded that any information regarding any crime is treated in the strictest of confidentiality.

Misc Belizean Sources


Healing Pulse Seminar with Drs.Jose & Florence Gonzalez
Saturday, January 13 at 9:45 AM - 5 PM. ROC - Rhythm of Change Belize 14 Fort Street. Cost: Donation Based Self-Diagnosis & Self-Healing via the Quantum Field of the Tranquil Heart • Learn how to use the Heart as an Access Point to your Infinite Inner Source of Information, Wisdom, Intelligence & Healing In this theoretical & Practical Introduction to this System of Self-Diagnosis & Self-Healing via the Electromagnetic Field of the Tranquil Heart, the student will learn: 1. To use Awareness to enter the Heart’s Quantum Field of Information 2. To Feel & Perceive with Precision, to Read and Interpret the Information within that Electromagnetic Field...

Sat, 13 Jan 2018 — Art in the Park in Corozal
Art in the Park is a monthly event sponsored by COLCHA. Local artists display and sell their creations. It is held in downtown Corozal Town in Central Park, beginning about 5pm, to 9pm. For more information call 620-1572.

Inauguration at Concepcion RC School
There will be an inauguration ceremony at Concepcion RC School at 10am on Friday, 12th January, 2018, for the Corozal Rotary project of providing toilets for the school. This is one more example of the great things Rotary does for our community.

Short power interruption, parts of Corozal
Power outage scheduled for Wednesday, January 10 from 11am to 12:30pm to affect Joseito & Dominguez Layouts, Pueblo Viejo, Saltillos, Copper Bank, Chunox and Sarteneja. BEL to replace lightning arresters on a transformer at Corozal Substation.


The debate over the BTL loan motion
While the parliamentarians were not able to debate the UHS Bill, they did have a back and forth over the seventeen point five million US dollar loan being obtained by the government from the Republic of China, Taiwan. The loan is being made for Belize Telemedia Limited and parliamentarians were asked to approve a sovereign …

UHS Bill tabled; Prime Minister disputes running interest rate
Today the Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Dean Barrow tabled the General Revenue Supplementary Appropriation Bill, 2018 relating to the ninety-plus million dollar UHS debt owed to Michael Ashcroft’s Belize Bank Limited. On November 22, 2017 the Caribbean Court of Justice overruled the decisions handed down by Belize’s Supreme Court and the Court of …

Minister of Works says no license was needed for blasting activity
As part of today’s Sitting of the House of Representatives, members of the opposition were given the opportunity to ask questions, which were submitted prior to the Sitting of the Government Ministers. Some of the questions dealt with the explosion that killed Canadian national Ronald Sutherland last month at the quarry in the Santa Cruz …

PM Barrow has seen leaked PUC related documents
For the past two days, we have been reporting on leaked documents which show questionable financial transactions carried out by the Public Utilities Commission, PUC. Today the PUC fired off a statement in which it states that what has been reported are erroneous and defamatory statements about the PUC and its commissioners. According to the …

Fareed Ahmad’s murder was not ‘state-ordered’ says police
Investigators are trying to establish the authenticity of screenshot text messages allegedly sent between two members of the Special Assignment Team, SAT. The explosive messages suggest a hit list and that 38-year-old Fareed Ahmad was assassinated, which the family strongly believes is the case. However, in this day and age, almost anything can be falsified. …

Will the US Government cut funding to Belize?
Will the US Government cut funding to Belize? After the majority of United Nation members voted in favor of a resolution which calls for the USA to reverse its decision on recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, the US Government warned that spending will be cut. Belize was one of the 128 countries that voted in …

The Reporter

Two inured in Iguana street shooting
A shooting incident on Iguana Street in Belize City this afternoon left two men injured who are now receiving treatment at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital (KHMH). Just after 2:30 p.m., Tyrone Michael Green, 30, and Steve Wayne Finley, 56, were socializing inside a yard when two gunmen exited a black Nissan Altima and open fire in their direction. Finley sustained multiple gunshot wounds to his body and is presently undergoing surgery at the KHMH while Green was shot to the left arm. The suspects are being sought by police.

New Year, new gas prices
The first adjustment in gas prices for the New Year became effective at midnight on January 6. The latest adjustment sent the prices of Premium, Diesel and Kerosene up while Regular fuel saw a slight decrease. Premium gas has increased by 17 cents from its original price of $11.07 to $11.24, while diesel increased by 51 cents going from $9.50 to $10.01. Kerosene saw a 37 cent increase from $5.89 to $6.26. Regular fuel dropped from $10.40 to $10.18.

Escaped murder suspect captured
George Bull, 39, the man suspected of killing James Pelayo in Orange Walk on December 15th, 2017 has been captured and charged by police. Bull, a construction worker and resident of Carmelita village, was charged with ‘murder’ and ‘escape from lawful custody’ yesterday. Following Pelayo’s murder, which happened in front of a nightclub in Orange Walk, police had detained Bull as the prime suspect, but he escaped after completing an identification parade.

International Sourcesizz

Low Pressure Development Over The Southeast Gulf Of Mexico & Northwest Caribbean Possible By Tuesday
We are watching the tail end of a frontal boundary that stretches from the North Atlantic to the southwestern Caribbean for a piece of energy that will move northward over the next couple of days and become a low pressure system over the northwestern Caribbean or southeastern Gulf of Mexico around Tuesday. This low pressure system has the potential to bring locally heavy rainfall and gusty winds to Cozumel and Cancun, western Cuba and parts of south Florida from Tuesday into Wednesday. Most of the model guidance hint that there will be a upper level low pressure system that will drop into the Gulf of Mexico on Monday and move as far south as the Yucatan Channel on Tuesday. This will help to foster the development of low pressure somewhere between the northwestern Caribbean and the northern Bahamas on Tuesday, depending on which piece of guidance you are looking at.

fDi Tourism Locations of the Future 2017/18 – Editor’s Choice Awards
Belize has been awarded an Investment Award for Hotels owing to several hotel developments, including Hilton’s Mahogany Bay hotel, which cost between $50m and $65m, creating about 430 jobs. Belize has also won the Enhanced Airlift award, in recognition of the targeted and increased efforts to attract new airlifts, as well as a Sustainability Strategy award. The Belize Chamber of Commerce and Industry lobbies for a sustainable tourism framework, which aims to connect investors with opportunities in the national economy.


  • CeeCee -Caramel's Interlude, 2min.

  • Belize 2017, 6.5min. Katie and Angela take Belize! Dec 18, 2017 - Jan 2, 2018.

  • Belize Vacation 2018 GoPro Hero 5 (HD), 4min. Tricia and I spent two weeks in Belize over the Winter Holiday Break. We spend two nights in San Pedro, a week on Isla Marisol (on Glover's Reef), two nights in San Ignacio, and three nights in Hopkins. For the second week we met up with our friends Kim and Ryan.

  • Kids Playground in Belize City, Belize, 2min.

  • Ambergris Caye - Belize night dive, 2min. Short video of our night dive off Ambergris Caye Hol Chan Marine Reserve.

  • Scuba diving in Belize, 1.5min. Winter break vacation in Belize.

  • Belize Magic Birthday Day, 12min.

  • Diving Belize Christmas 2017, 2.5min.

  • St John’s Cathedral in Belize City, Belize, 1min.

  • Ambergris Caye - Belize scuba diving, 6.5min. Second half of our trip to Belize in 2017. This time we are diving off Ambergris Caye. Very sharky waters!

  • Belize 2017, 3.5min. Amateur video from a summer trip to Belize.

  • Caye Caulker Snorkling (Belize), 1.5min.

  • Belize 2017, 2min. Our trip to Belize, Winter Break 2017.