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The San Pedro Sun

Ambergris Caye’s Rotary Club to introduce mock interview program for students
The Rotary Club of Ambergris Caye is gearing up to launch a project designed to host mock interviews for high school and junior college students on the island. The program is expected to help students identify their interview strengths and weaknesses. It is also expected that the exercise will motivate them to take specific steps to improve future interview performance and provide them with suitable interview guidance information. The program is scheduled to start mid-January and run through March of this year, and the island Rotary Club is seeking the assistance of the San Pedro business community.

Ambergris Today

National Agriculture And Trade Show 2018 Dates Announced
The National Agriculture and Trade Show (NATS) Committee, under the auspices of the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries, Forestry, the Environment, Sustainable Development and Immigration, hereby informs the public that the National Agriculture and Trade Show 2018 will be held on April 27, 28 and 29. This year’s event will be celebrated under the theme “Let’s Get Growing”.

Misc Belizean Sources

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Facing Fears & Overcoming Struggle As a Woman
Presented by Haven House, Jan 19th in San Pedro, 9am-noon, San Pedro Town Council Conference Room. Jan. 20 on Caye Caulker, 9am-noon, Caye Caulker Community Center

National Agriculture and Trade Show (NATS) 2018
The National Agriculture and Trade Show (NATS) Committee, under the auspices of the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries, Forestry, the Environment, Sustainable Development and Immigration, hereby informs the public that the National Agriculture and Trade Show 2018 will be held on April 27, 28 and 29. This year’s event will be celebrated under the theme “Let’s Get Growing”. Preparation of the grounds is currently underway and the committee advises that the reservation and sale of concession stands, food stalls, open spots and commercial booths have commenced. The right of first refusal will be granted to 2017 leaseholders and as such those vendors will have until February 9, 2018 to confirm their desire to re-establish their booth leases by contacting us, making a deposit of payment and signing of Lease Agreement.

BTB holds Industry Stakeholders Meeting for the Cayo District
The Belize Tourism Board (BTB) held its first stakeholders meeting of 2018 at the San Ignacio Resort Hotel on Wednesday, January 10th. The purpose of these industry meetings (which also took place in Ambergris Caye and Placencia) is to open a communication between the regional stakeholders and BTB on how to effectively promote the destinations to the global travel industry. The event was led by Mrs. Karen Pike, Director of Marketing & Industry Relations at the BTB, Mr. Einer Gomez, Chairman of the BTB’s Board of Directors; and invited guest Mrs. Jena Gardner, President and CEO of JG BlackBook. The consultation begun with opening remarks of appreciation to the stakeholders of the Cayo District who are valuable in keeping the destination at the forefront. This was followed by a presentation by Mrs. Karen Pike on the BTB Statistics for 2017 and its impact in Cayo and Belize—the latter which received a 10.8% increase in tourist arrivals.

The Right Honourable George Cadle Price
George Price was born in Belize City in what was then British Honduras, to William and Irene (née Escalante) Price on January 15th, 1919. He had eight sisters and two brothers. Price received his early education at Holy Redeemer Primary School and St. Johns College High School (SJC). He survived the hurricane of 1931 which destroyed SJC at Loyola Park, swimming away from the wreckage. Under the Jesuits he was exposed to the teachings of Catholic social justice, in particular the encyclical Rerum novarum. Upon graduation, young George felt a call to the priesthood, so he went to study abroad, first attending the Saint Augustine's Minor Seminary in Mississippi, United States, and later the Mayor Seminario Conciliar in Guatemala City. Throughout his life Price remained a devout Roman Catholic and attended Mass daily. The war in Europe prevented him from completing his studies in Rome and, instead, George Price returned to Belize. He was hired by local businessman Robert Sidney Turton as his private secretary. Price also contributed to the Belize Billboard, then run by Philip Goldson.

July 1967 Invitation to MLK to come to Belize

"Belize Cultural Celebrations Exhibit Launch
You are invited to the "Belize Cultural Celebrations Exhibit Launch" on Friday January 26th at :9:30 am, at the New San Ignacio & Santa Elena House of Culture (the old hospital building on Hospital Street).

THIS WAS THE LAST PUBLIC-HELD BIRTHDAY GET TOGETHER, FOR OUR GREAT LEADER AND FATHER OF THE NATION OF BELIZE
Thereafter, in 2009 & 2010, his last here on earth, were private family gatherings. I FEEL HONORED to have been with this Great Belizean Hero, from the 6th Day of January 1950, when I first met him at the Battle Field Park in Belize City, through the many episodes during the Struggle for Belize's Independence. AND THEN, ON THAT GLORIOUS NIGHT when my wife and I had the honor of being embraced by him at the Independence Ceremony, when our Flag was raised in Glory, on September 20th Night 1981.

Happy Birthday Rt. Hon. George Cadle Price!
Written with Love by Zoila Palma Gonzalez. Today marks the birthday of the Father of our Nation, Rt. Hon. George Cadle Price. Price was also the founder of the Great People’s United Party and the Belize Times Newspaper. We bade farewell to his physical self on September 19, 2011 but his life-long contributions to Belize remain forever grounded in our hearts. Price’s life in politics teaches us that the true meaning of being a Leader is by always being a servant of our people. He nurtured this nation and saw it through some of the hardest of times, including the fight for Independence and standing firm in relations regarding Guatemala’s unfounded claim to Belize. Price defended Belize along every step of the way. In his own words: “The Sovereignty and Territorial Integrity of Belize, is NOT for negotiation, nor for arbitration and not for litigation.

Shooting at Central Park
Eye witness reports account for a shooting at Central Park that took place at about 12:15a.m. Jan. 16. Reports from by-standards indicate that a male person shot a guy sitting on a golf cart with another female companion. The gunman was seen running south, down Barrier Reef Drive and turning towards the lagoon. It's reported that Police arrived at the scene 30 minutes afterwards.

Ear, Nose, and Throat Screening
Partners for Medical Relief is sponsoring an Ear, Nose, and Throat Screening on Friday, 26th of January, 2018. For information, contact the Corozal Community Hospital or the Northern Regional Hospital.

Return of the Kingz 2018 Tour, Jr. Rebel, DJ Jago, Mista-x, DJ Patron
All day block party on Valentine's Day. We are comming back to Corozal. Hope you ready to join the fun at Bay Breeze on Feb 17th, 2018.

Valentine Love Affair
With Dynamics of Belize Band, Sat Feb. 10, Dreams, Corozal Town. 6pm=12pm.

WAYITO SHOW and LA PITAYA
PRINCESS CASINO FREEZONE, COROZAL INVITES! Our third show of the year continues with full laughter and enjoyment. Come out and enjoy the musical comedy show of the "WAYITO SHOW and LA PITAYA" this weekend Friday, January 19th and Saturday, January 20th, 2018 beginning at 10:00 P.M. NO COVER! Get a chance to win and enjoy the entertainment.

Organic sweet pepper grown by farmer in the Vaca plateau
The cover structure, seed and technical support is provided with the aim of reducing land degradation

Gang Resistance Education Program
Officer Ical and Officer Shal from the Belmopan Police Department introduced the Gang Resistance Education Program (GREAT) to the children in the after school program today. This program will enhance our children capacity to be more resilient to being bullied into being someone they are not, and at the same time they will learn to teach their peers to stand up for themselves as well. Thanks to the Belmopan Police Department for working hands in hands with our after school program.

Dr. Rene Villanueva Sr. celebrates 50 years in the broadcasting business
Today was very special day for us here at Love. Our CEO, Dr. Rene Villanueva Sr., celebrated 50 years in the broadcasting business. Over those 50 years he's traveled both at home and abroad pursuing his dream and has faced many challenges in his rise to achieve this milestone. His romance with broadcasting began at the age of 17 when he walked through the doors of Radio Belize as a Spanish Continuity Announcer. Fifty years later that Love has blossomed into a full fledged marriage producing three radio stations, a television station and an advertising agency. When asked what comes next his only response is "To continue serving the people of Belize."

Channel 7

PG Town Up In Arms After Leela's Grandson Killed By Cop
Tonight, Punta Gorda Town continues to reel after police shot and killed a man under questionable circumstances. He's 24 year-old Mario Vernon the Third, and he has a brand name as the grandson of the late Belizean Brukdown Queen, Leela ...

21 Year Old Female Found Dead In Room, But Police Say No Foul Play
And there is another death investigation in the Toledo District - and it's for a 21 year old woman who was found dead in the room she was renting. Police told us the little they know about the mysterious demise of 21 year old Joycelyn Dominguez:

Three Way Motorcycle Collision Leads To Single Fatality
One man was killed in a three way motorbike collision last night on the Western Highway. It happened at around 7:30 near the Westar Truck Stop and Convenience Store between miles 56 and 57. 24 year old Jeffrey Thompson was riding one motorbik...

Policeman Dies 8 Days After Accident
Police officer Enid Tillett was knocked down on January 6th. The constable was on a patrol bike when 24 year old Jesus Enrique Munoz knocked him down in a Ford Escape. Well, Tillett succumbed to his injuries on Sunday morning - eight days af...

Alleged Killer From Rival Gang Charged
Leon Garcia was fatally stabbed on New Year's morning by a killer who ambushed him on his way home. Police know that it was a murder motivated by gang rivalry between Victoria Street and Pink's Alley. Today 24 year-old Stephen Flowers from ...

PSU Past President and Trustee Jackie Willoughby Resigns in Exasperation
Tensions continue to beleaguer the Public Service Union, and tonight the news is about the abrupt resignation of a high profile trustee. Jackie Willoughby - who's been with the PSU for decades - and is a former president - writes in a letter, ...

House Meeting This Friday... NOT!
Seems the media got it wrong when it reported on that House Meeting planned for this coming Friday. We said it would be for the vote on the 90 million dollars for the Belize Bank - but it won't happen - not yet, at least. And that's because t...

Shooting On Armadillo Street
It could have been murder, but luckily it wasn't when two males - one of them only 15 - were shot last night while hanging out on Armadillo Street. One of the men was shot in the face. He survived, and police told us more. ASP Alejandro ...

Cran Street Jacking Nets Big Payday for Thieves
This morning on Cran Street a Chinese businessman was robbed of over $60,000 dollars in cash and cheques while in his car. The police shared the few details they had with us. ASP Alejandro Cowo, OC-CIB Belize City "He was stopped by two male ...

More Cran Street Craziness
And that same Can Street was the scene of a shooting on Friday night. Friday night in Belize City started off with a shooting on Cran Street. The victim was Kareem Williams. His injuries were not fatal but he did end up in hospital. The police gave ...

5 Men and A Gun
A group of young men were taken to court today after police stopped them in a van where a gun was hidden inside. Police on patrol saw a minivan driving without lights at 11:00 at night. Five young men were inside and so was a nine milli...

57 Year Old Man Accused Molesting 2 Year Old Child
Today a 57 year old was charged for molesting a two year old baby girl. It allegedly happened on January 2nd. The child's mother reported to police that she was in her house and looked out the window to see the man caressing her daughter's ches...

Pregnant Woman Under Police Guard Accused of Social Security Shadiness
Tonight a Santa Elena man is spending another night without his pregnant wife after she was charged and detained. 26 year old Wendy Castro went to the Social Security office in San Ignacio on Friday to apply for a Social Security Card - specifica...

CARICOM Scolds Pres. Trump
US President Donald Trump has been quoted describing a number of developing nations in very crude language. One of those countries is Haiti, and, on Saturday, CARICOM sprung to its defence. A release says, quote, "CARICOM is deeply disturbed by...

Agric, Let's Get Growing
The dates for the 2018 National Agriculture and Trade Show have been set. This year, the biggest fair in Belize will be held on April 27, 28 and 29. The theme for this year's fair is : "Let's Get Growing". Last year about 40,000 people attend...

What's The story of The Shotgun?
Belmopan police believe a shotgun may give them an insight into cracking open a case. Yesterday at around 3:30, Belmopan police were following up on a story which led them to a wooded area in the Maya Mopan area, Belmopan. They found a 16 gauge sh...

Channel 5

Mario Vernon Shot Dead by Police in Cloud of Mystery
A well-known resident was shot dead over the weekend in Punta Gorda.   Mario Vernon, the grandson of the late Leela Vernon, was shot by a cop and there are differing [...]

Police Looking for 1 in Cran Street Shooting
Over the weekend in the city, there were two shootings between Friday night and Sunday night, but fortunately, there was no loss of life. In the first incident, a man [...]

Teenager Shot on Armadillo Street
In the second shooting, two persons were injured including a minor. According to police, a group of men were socializing in a yard on Armadillo Street in Belize City when [...]

Chinese Businessman Stripped of $63,000 by Robbers
A brazen robbery took place this morning on Cran Street in north side Belize City. A Chinese businessman was approached by two armed men in his vehicle and forced to [...]

A Deadly Crash in Roaring Creek; Francisco Polanco Perishes
Two friends were returning home on motorcycle when they were involved in a deadly collision with another motorcycle on the George Price Highway.  Francisco Polanco perished when he crashed into [...]

Jackie Willoughby Gone from P.S.U. – Threatens Suit
Former president of the Public Service Union, Jacqueline Willoughby, is a long-time trade unionist. But tonight she has severed ties with the Union amid what she calls lingering personal and [...]

Andrew Bennett Headed to Court on Wednesday
News Five has confirmed that attorney Andrew Bennett is likely headed to the Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday morning – but not to try a case. He will be on the [...]

Dr. Errol Elrington Still on the Run
Minister of Foreign Affairs Wilfred Elrington has signed the documents relating to a request for extradition for attorney Andrew Bennett from the U.S. State Department. But closer to home, a [...]

Rigo Vellos Demands Guardian Apology, Retraction
P.U.P. mayoral aspirant Rigo Vellos is demanding a formal retraction, as well as an apology from the Guardian Newspaper after publishing a recent article which purportedly defames the municipal elections [...]

Charges Upgraded after P.C. Enid Tillett Dies
Police have laid additional charges on twenty-four-year-old Jesus Enrique Muñoz of Orange Walk Town. Today, he was charged with manslaughter by negligence and causing death by careless conduct in connection [...]

C.C.J. Says Let the Sunshine In
This morning, the Caribbean Court of Justice heard arguments in the matter of Sunshine Holdings—the company which acquired shares in Belize Telemedia Limited using a Social Security loan in 2005. [...]

Pregnant Guatemalan Woman Tried to Get Social Security Card with Faked Birth Certificate
A woman was arrested and charged for obtaining a birth certificate under false pretense. Police say that on Friday in San Ignacio, Wendy Castro tried to use a birth certificate [...]

….Husband Insists Wife is a Belizean
And that is what the police had to say – but her husband tells a different story. We spoke with Gustavo Velasquez via phone and he told us that Wendy [...]

Why Did Joselin Dominguez, 21, Die?
On Friday evening, a young woman was discovered dead in a room in Bella Vista Village in the south. Police officers visited the location and observed the body of twenty-one-year-old [...]

Stephen Flowers Charged with Murder of Leon Garcia
Police this morning announced an arrest in the murder of Leon Garcia, which occurred fourteen days ago. Around three-thirty on New Year’s morning, Garcia was fatally stabbed to the chest [...]

Man, 57, Charged for Sexually Assaulting Girl, 2
A disturbing case of sexual assault was brought to the Magistrate’s Court this morning. The alleged victim is a two-year-old female child; the accused is a fifty-seven-year old man who [...]

The Weekend in Sports
Good evening, I’m James Adderley and this is Sports Monday.   [Highlights of the weekend sporting activities…]

LOVE FM

NCFC discusses children’s exposure to violence
The National Committee for Families and Children (NCFC) has been advocating for the rights of the child since 1994. Love News spoke to Margaret Nicholas, the Executive Director of the National Committee for Families and Children,(NCFC) who shared where children experience the most violence. Margaret Nicholas – Executive Director of NCFC “Children experience a lot …

NCFC says the safety of our children is everybody’s responsibility
Last week, we told you that it was alleged that popular taxi man, seventy-six-year-old Roy “Bullet” Craig, sexually assaulted a 16-year-old boy. According to the police, upon responding to a 911 call on Friday night, January 5, they discovered Craig in the company of the boy in a hotel room. Today, Love News spoke to …

Police say Mario Vernon was armed
Vernon was rushed to the KHMH where he was pronounced dead on arrival. Police say at the scene they found a Lorsin Brand .380 pistol. This morning, Assistant Commissioner of Police in Charge of the Crimes Investigation Branch for the country, Joseph Myvette, briefed the media. JOSEPH MYVETTE, HEAD, NCIB “While Police was on patrol …

The Road Safety Project ends on February 28
The Road Safety project that was launched in 2013 with funds from the Caribbean Development Bank, comes to an end in February. The components of the project included an infrastructure component, a road user component, road safety enforcement component and capacity building component. The purpose of the project was to reduce the number of accidents …

This year’s Agri-Show theme “Let’s Get Growing”
This year’s annual National Agriculture and Trade Show will be held under the theme “Let’s Get Growing”. The show will be held on April 27, 28 and 29. According to the National Agriculture and Trade Show (NATS) Committee, preparation of the grounds have begun and interested persons can now reserve concession stands, food stalls, open …

PlusTV

Voice recordings may help in case of still Missing Mark Pollard
Earlier this week, we told you of the continued efforts by activist Jose Luis Espat to find several missing persons. [MARK POLLARD PIC] One of those missing persons is 49 year old Mark Pollard who went missing during his morning run in July of last year. [MARK POLLARD SEARCH PICS] Despite best effor...

New Evidence in Ahmad-Brown Case
Yesterday we shared with you a short clip of the interview with Minister of Foreign Affairs Hon. Wilfred Elrington and Muslim activist Nuri Mohamed following a meeting with Fahreed Ahmad’s family, the minister, police, and members of the Muslim community. Today, we will share other portions of that ...

Sedi and Nuri disagree on police units
And while the interview with Minister Elrington and Nuri Mohamed together was to show a certain level of partnership, there were still areas on which they disagreed, especially as it relates to the police units. Nuri Muhammad brought up a point of whether or not all the police special units are answ...

Family still hurt from 2016 raid
One of the topics that was also touched in the interview with Minister Elrington and Nuri Mohammed was the 2016 raid of the Ahmad Family homes, and how from since, it has led to a sense of anger and mistrust toward the police. Back in June 2016, the Ahmads were raided by the Special Branch, which w...

Muslim community feeling better after meeting with police?
Before going into the meeting with the police, the Muslim community was still on edge but how were they feeling after the meeting? Nuri Muhammed spoke for the local Muslim community. Nuri Muhammed After listening to the minister, he has assured us, and he has repeated it, that there is no intention ...

CEMO evaluating response to tsunami threat
It’s been three days since that scary Tsunami threat caused a panic in the nation of Belize. Thankfully, it was only a threat and within a couple of hours everything was going back to normal. For Belize City, the City Emergency Management Organization (CEMO), has already began to look at ways to im...

Brandon Tillet out on bail
Notorious George Street criminal figure, 31-year-old Brandon Tillett, is back home after more than a week behind bars after being accused of assaulting his ex-common-law wife with a firearm. Tillett appeared in front of Judge Antoinette Moore of the Supreme Court where he was granted bail of $10,000...

Breaking Belize NewsPJ

The Chief celebrates 50 years
Rene Villanueva Sr., or known simply as “The Chief”, the founder of Love FM, is […]

Jacqueline Willoughby resigns from PSU, threatens lawsuit
Jacqueline Willoughby, a trustee former president of the Public Service Union (PSU), according to letters […]

2018 dates for National Agric Fair announced
The National Agriculture and Trade Show (NATS) Committee, under the auspices of the Ministry of […]

Shotgun found in Maya Mopan, Belmopan
Yesterday evening around 3:30, police visited a farm in the Maya Mopan Area in Belmopan City […]

Belize City Police: Two men shot while socializing last night
Last night around 9:20, police visited the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital Emergency Room where they saw Darwin […]

Motorcycle men shoot two on Armadillo Street
Police have today confirmed that two persons were shot in Belize City last night. According […]

Wendy Castro detained for fraudulent attempt at SSB
A woman attempting to apply for a Social Security Card was detained and charged by […]

Robbers get $10,000 in cash and $53,000 in cheques
A Chinese businessman was robbed in broad daylight today in Belize City. According to Assistant […]

Majestic Alley man charged for murder of Leon Garcia
Today police charged Steven Flowers, 24, with the murder of reputed gang boss, Leon Garcia. […]

George Price remembered on 99th birthday
Belize’s First Prime Minister, Rt. Hon. Geaorge Cadle Price was born on January 15, 1919 and was a true Belizean patriot of Belize, credited with helping Belize attain Independence. Today would have been his 99th birthday. Annually, a memorial is held along with a wreath laying ceremony in Belmopan and Belize City in celebration of his life.

Blogs

Are There Seasons in Belize? Or What Will the Weather Be Like On My Visit?
YES! There ARE SEASONS! Precisely? That’s a toughie – more than that, it would be a super power. But there are some websites that can help with short term predictions and for those longer term? Let me give you the general overview of our seasons. I am wearing sweatpants right now – and a hooded sweat shirt. I slept in socks in a sleeping bag (for temperatures down to freezing) – the outside temperatures probably dipped to the low 60s. I was COLD. Springtime, low 60s in NYC means shorts and flip flops and thousands of winter-burned New Yorkers lounging on blankets at the park. It’s all relative.

New River Enterprises Ltd.
We were fortunate enough to be given a tour of a work shop that produces high grade quality plywood in Belize. New River Enterprises Ltd. is located at #16 Westby Street, Orange Walk Town, just about half an hour drive from Corozal. Here is a snippet of our tour and from what we have seen in our Belize market, this Belizean made plywood far exceeds the quality of any imported brand. The 3/4 inch plywood is seven-ply, bug resistant and water proof. It can be ordered in mahogany (which is our favourite), nargosta, and it can also be combined with many different exotic Belizean woods to give you varying colour tones. The material is pressed using a Plycor industral press and the plywood is so dense, that it can be used for cabinet finishes and it is hard to tell whether it is plywood once done.

Dusk and Dawn in Belize: Characters in a tropical romance novel of our own
Belize’s beautiful bookends: Sunset, and then, sunrise. The calm is with us, the uncharacteristic coolness adds depth to our shadows. The soft breezes from the north and west carry fresh artisanal air — richly scrubbed by mainland jungle and infused with savanna magic and minerals from salty bay waters. Breathe in with your lungs and eyes, simultaneously. The moment feels like one you can live inside forever.

Three Cool Weather Activities and Cold Front on Ambergris Caye
Although boat trips and sunset cruises are great almost anytime, it’s a little chilly for “in water” activities like diving and snorkeling even for those coming from a colder climate. With the temperatures since the beginning of the new year hovering around 77.5°F – 59°F or 25.3° C – 15° C the water may be okay, but the air is definitely nippy, especially today with a strong north wind blowing. Here are some great cool weather activities on Ambergris Caye. Click on the bold blue text for more details.

Jerry Jeff Walkers Belize
Jerry Jeff is an American famous for his country music and songwriter. More than 18 years, Jerry Jeff Walkers has been coming to Belize once a year to entertain their music to the island. They all come the last week of January and the first week of February. They come to Belize to showcase their concert at the beginning of the year and its one fun concert. This year activities are scheduled from Jan 20-Feb 3nd. There will be two shows per week on January 20-26th Tuesday and Friday. Part two will be from January 26 to February 3nd.

International Sourcesizz

Murder of ABC7 producer Anne Swaney in Belize still unsolved after 2 years
It was two years ago that Anne Swaney's body was found in a river in Central America where she had been on vacation. There are still no suspects, no known motive and no justice in the murder of our executive digital producer. Only the calendar has changed since this day two years ago when Anne was found dead, a day after she went missing from the equestrian resort in Belize where she had been on a horse-riding vacation. A year ago in Belize, FBI agent Paul Clark told the I-Team that authorities "believe that people, the public in Belize, may have information about the suspect or suspects that committed this crime." That is still the FBI's position. Now it is backed up by a $20,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of her killer.

Olympic champ Simone Biles says she was abused by doctor
United States gymnast Simone Biles displayed her gold medal for floor during the artistic gymnastics women's apparatus final at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. In a statement via Twitter on Monday, Biles says she is among the athletes sexually abused by now-imprisoned former USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar. Simone Biles watched as her friends and former Olympic teammates came forward to detail abuse at the hands of a now-imprisoned former USA Gymnastics team doctor. Drawing in part from their strength, the four-time gold medalist acknowledged Monday she is among the athletes who were sexually abused by Larry Nassar.

The 10 reasons why you should visit a s---hole country
Donald Trump has clearly never travelled in a "s---hole" country. Maybe the US president has visited a few. Maybe he's flown in on a private jet and pressed some flesh, signed a few things and scouted out the golf courses - but he hasn't travelled there. He hasn't been on the ground. He hasn't walked the streets, or seen the sights, or eaten the food, or met the people. If he had, there is no way he would describe places such as El Salvador, Haiti, and various African nations as "s---hole countries", as he's reported to have done recently. There's no way he'd dismiss entire nations and entire populations as nothing better than sewers. Anyone who's travelled to the developing world already knows the amazing experiences that await those prepared to give these places a go. We're not even talking about the thousands of incredible tourist attractions that exist unrecognised in the developing world. Let's concentrate, for a second, purely on the "wonders" that have made various lists: the Great Pyramid of Giza in Egypt; the Mayan ruins of Mexico; the ruins of Petra in Jordan; the city of Beirut; the Belize Barrier Reef.

UAE to provide US$50 million renewable energy fund for Guyana and the Caribbean
Three of Guyana’s energy projects (micro-hydros) have been selected for funding by United Arab Emirates (UAE)-Caribbean Renewable Energy Fund, said the minister of public infrastructure, David Patterson, who is heading a delegation of three to the eighth session of the Assembly of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) in Abu Dhabi, which commenced on Saturday. Guyana was one seven Caribbean countries awarded grant funding for works to be commenced in the fourth quarter of 2018 and in early 2019, Patterson said on Sunday. The other Caribbean countries eligible to tap into the UAE fund are Belize, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Haiti, St Kitts and Nevis, and Saint Lucia.

Videos

  • PM Tables Bill for UHS Payment, 5min. Five days into the New Year, the House of Representatives convened to address a busy agenda. The first, and perhaps most significant matter on the day’s agenda, was the proposed Supplementary Appropriation allocation to the 2017/18 Budget, to make available monies to satisfy the late 2017 Caribbean Court of Justice ruling that startled the nation.

  • Triina Trei Kiteboarding Belize Slickrock, 2.5min. Triina Trei, kiteboarding pro catching air at Slickrock Adventure Week, Long Caye, Glover's Reef, Belize 01/13/2018

  • Reserva marinha de Hol Chan, em Belize, 9.5min. Esse foi o meu segundo mergulho no reef da reserva marinha de Hol Chan. Gostei tanto que fiz 4 mergulhos seguidos.

  • Mergulho na reserva marinha de Hol Chan, em Belize, 8min. Fizemos o passeio para mergulhar em apneia na reserva marinha de Hol chan em Belize. Todas as dicas já estão lá no blog

  • Mergulho no fantástico Shark Ray Alley, em Belize, 8.5min. Mergulhamos no famoso point Shar Ray Alley em Belize. Esse ponto é muito próximo da Ilha Caye Caulker onde ficamos hospedados.

  • Dive and Snorkel trip to Belize, 4min. This year the Erickson family took a trip to Caye Caulker, Belize. We visited beautiful lighthouse reef, Hol Chan marine reserve and Half Moon Caye. Swimming with manatees, turtles, sharks, and a wide variety of reef fish was breath taking and I couldn't think of anyone better to enjoy it with than my wife and family.

  • Health Reef Report - Reef Report Card, on Open Your Eyes, 27min.

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  • Our Changing Realities - Climate Change Review, on Open Your Eyes, 33min.

  • Belize Cancer Society - Pap Smear Campaign, on Open Your Eyes, 19min.

  • Shooting just now in front of Central Park in San Pedro, 1/2min. A male person is confirmed dead at shooting that took place at Central Park early this morning. Guy on foot shot a guy sitting in golf cart with his girlfriend. Police can confirm a shooting in Central Park at approximately 12:45am. One injuried male has been transported to Belize City for emergency care. Police officers are still on the scene.

  • Heavyweight Champ Big Baby Miller visits with Belmopan Youths, 3min. Boxing fans in Belize were thrilled to know that Belizean-born heavyweight boxer Big Baby was in the country on vacation. Belize Now got an opportunity to catch him while in Belmopan on January 5th, where the Belmopan Police Department hosted a meet and greet with the boxer and more than 250 students from the Belmopan area.

  • Belize Now looks at Road Safety in Belize, 5.5min. In 2017 alone, there have been approximately 83 road traffic accidents in Belize. Since the beginning of 2018, there have been several traffic accidents, with records indicating three fatalities thus far. The importance of road safety can never be overemphasized, and for this reason, the Road Safety Unit in the Ministry of Economic Development wants to remind the public how important it is to keep safety as a priority on the roads for the new year.

  • It’s not just another fishing trip - It’s an expedition, with a mission, 1min. Join the Fieldworkers Club on one of it's exciting 2018 Scientific Fly Fishing Expeditions to Cuba and Belize

  • Sustainable Carpentry Belize, 23min.

  • Belize and Cay Caulker, 12min. We stopped in Belize on our cruise and took a trip to Cay Caulker to snorkel. What a great place to spend a day. Take a look.

  • Rendezvous Caye in Belize walk around the island, 8min.

  • snorkeling rendezvous caye in Belize, 3min. Snorkeling the second greatest barrier reef in the world at rendezvous caye in Belize january 3, 2018.

  • Tour of my JUNGLE CABANA at Cotton Tree Lodge - Belize, 4min. A tour of my cabana at Cotton Tree Lodge! I was in town to plan the next Live Love Healthy Retreat