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The San Pedro Sun

Candidates officially nominated for Municipal Elections; will elected candidates present Financial Disclosure?
With the 2018 Municipal Elections less than two weeks away, aspiring candidates were officially nominated to run for office across the country on Wednesday, February 21st which is required under the Town Councils Act, Chapter 87 of the Laws of Belize and the applicable Regulations. In San Pedro Town, slates for both the People’s United Party (PUP) and the United Democratic Party (UDP) showed party pride, with parades of supporters leading to the Town Council where the candidates were nominated. Now that the race to Election Day has officially begun, if elected, the winning candidates have three months to file their declaration of financial affairs in accordance to the Laws of Belize under the Prevention of Corruption Act.

Ambergris Caye represented at the Belize District Finals Primary School Volleyball Tournament
The San Pedro Roman Catholic School (SPRCS) male and female volleyball teams represented Ambergris Caye at the District elimination on Thursday, February 15th in Belize City. The District Finals were held at the Stars Gym in the Belize City where SPRCS, Burrell Boom Methodist, Belize Elementary School, Holy Redeemer School, and Hummingbird Elementary School competed for a chance to represent the Belize District at the National Tournament to be held on Friday, February 23rd in Orange Walk Town. Another game in the female category was between SPRCS facing the girls from Hummingbird Elementary. The island girls fought hard but were not able to steal the victory and at the end of the game they fell short. Hummingbird Elementary won 25-13 and 25-7. In the second game in the male division, the SPRCS boys lost against Belize Elementary 25-4 and 25-12.

San Pedro Tiger Sharks beats Dangriga Dream Ballers
The sub-champions of the 2017 National Elite Basketball League (NEBL), the San Pedro Tiger Sharks, returned from Dangriga Town victorious after defeating Dangriga Dream Ballers on Saturday, February 17th. Held at the Russel Chiste Garcia Auditorium, the Tiger Sharks went up against a difficult opponent who made them work hard for their victory. Throughout the match the scoring stayed tight, pressuring the island team to take advantage of every opportunity to stay in the lead. However, at the end of four grueling quarters, the San Pedro Tiger Sharks managed to steal the victory with a close score of 85-81. The Tiger Sharks are now the top team in the NEBL, with a clean record of zero defeats. Other games that took place over the weekend included Verdes defeating Belize City Defenders 73-61, and Belmopan Bandits overcoming Orange Walk Running Rebels 82-73.

Roni Martinez is the 2018 James A Waight Award Honoree
Since 1987, the Belize Audubon Society (BAS) has bestowed a deserving individual or organization with the James A. Waight Award every February 16th. The award highlights the positive work done to protect and enhance Belize’s conservation, and this year’s awardee is none other than Roni Martinez. After countless nominations, he was selected for his tireless efforts in promoting birding in Belize, working alongside organizations and individuals to promote a better, more sustainable tourism product for the country. Held at the Toucan Room at the Belize Best Western Biltmore Plaza in Belize City, the short ceremony was led by Oceana in Belize’s Vice President Janelle Chanona. After a brief invocation and formalities, the BAS’ Carolee Chanona detailed James A. Waight’s work as the Belize Audubon Society’s first President who had a passion for nature and wildlife. Nominees for the award must not only be Belizean or a resident of Belize, but also be involved in rainforest protection, coastal zone protection, pollution control, waste management, eco-tourism promotion and the socioeconomic environment, indigenous rights, and/or socio-cultural protection.

Ambergris Today

The San Pedro Cancer Society Elects New Board Of Directors
The San Pedro Cancer Society would like to inform the community that on Wednesday, February 14, 2018, a meeting to elect new board members for the year 2018 was held. President Gonzalo Munoz officiated the meeting, and after all reports were given and a new board was elected. The San Pedro Cancer Society 2018 board of directors are: President: Delsie Graniel, Vice President: Miguel Perez, Treasurer: Claudia Miranda, Secretary: Lucy Munoz. For the year 2017 the SP Cancer Society has helped seven families battling with this disease, helped the San Pedro Town Board with the October Cancer walk they organize and made a donation to the Raise Me Up Foundation.

Misc Belizean Sources


Kindy take note of Archeological site update

Come check Patty's Bistory in Corozal

St Francis Xavier Parish Bazaar!Sunday, February 25th. Next to St. Francis Xavier Parish from 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Thursday, March 1st from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Xaibe R.C. School Grounds - Cultural competition and presentations, Cultural dances, games, food galore and local drinks, many business promotions! Here is a snippet of last year's Business Expo. Please share and support this event. Our culture..Our Traditions...One Love

Rumble in the West
The Belize Boxing Development Council and TNC are having the Rumble in the West on Saturday, March 24th, at the Octavia Waight auditorium. They'll have 4 main bouts. "Belize Boxing Development Council in Collaboration with The National Channel presents - Rumble in the West - March 24th,2018. Octavia Waight Center, San Ignacio, Cayo. Event starts at 7:00PM 4 Professional Fights! Mecanico Esquivel vs Francisco Luna Max Pain Williams vs Fabian Martinez Edwin Ramirez vs Wilmer Canales Frencho Medina vs Brujo Perez. Live on Channel 10, Exclusively on Central TV & Internet."

Maya Story: Sak Pakal (Paloma)
There was the dove in his nest guarding his huevesillos. He sang sad because he was hungry and he didn't want to go out and leave his eggs alone. What I sang over there was the squirrel the k ' UK. When he heard the crying, he came up to see what was going on. The pigeon tells her her grief and the help tells her to go eat, that he will take care of the eggs while she comes back. No! The pigeon said you're going to eat my eggs. No! Answer the squirrel. I don't like eggs. I eat seeds and fruit. The convinced dove went to eat. In which the pigeon is gone and the distracted squirrel is going to see some seeds near the nest and while not the k ' au or kawis the black bird and steals the eggs. When the squirrel comes back, the eggs are gone. The Dove comes and says you stole my eggs. No! I didn't say the squirrel. And he left.

Job growth, increased saving keys to sustained and inclusive growth in Central America and the Dominican Republic
IDB hosts regional Governors in Punta Cana to review opportunities for growth and investment PUNTA CANA, Dominican Republic - The Governors for the Inter-American Development Bank’s member countries in the Central American isthmus and the Dominican Republic gathered at their 32nd Annual Meeting February 20-21 to discuss formulas for achieving inclusive economic growth, managing vulnerability to natural disasters and harnessing disruptive technologies to increase productivity and spur investment.

XAIBE, COROZAL - Opportunity for you - FREE LEGAL ADVICE
UNICEF Belize! - Attorneys will be available for FREE consultation regarding issues and questions dealing with: Immigration, Family Law, Criminal Law, Employment and other areas to be held at the XAIBE COMMUNITY CENTER, Friday, February 23rd from 9:00 to 3:00 p.m.

Princess Casino Freezone, Corozal went out in full swing to celebrate the CHINESE NEW YEAR 2018
The year of the Dog which represents loyalty.

Belize Sugar Industries Limited invites qualified and motivated individuals to submit applications for the position of PAYROLL SPECIALIST within the Finance Department at Tower Hill, Orange Walk District.

Benque Rotaract Food Drive 2018
The Rotaract Club of Benque distributed food to people in need over the weekend. This was their 4th annual food drive, and they delivered care boxes to people in Arenal, Benque, Calla Creek, and Succotz. Thanks, Rotaract! "Rotaract of Benque Viejo's 4th annual Food Drive to help those who may be in need across Arenal, Benque, Calla Creek and Succotz. SERVICE ABOVE SELF!"

6th Anniversary Celebration of the Corozal House of Culture
The National Institute of Culture and History (NICH) through the Museum of Belize and the Corozal House of Culture is celebrating 6 years of service to the community in Corozal. All are invited to celebrate with us as we feature one of our community’s conservation leaders in Corozal beginning at 9 am on Friday, February 23. Community members and educational institutes will engage with the staff of Wildtracks; Belize’s only manatee and monkey rehabilitation center. These 6 years of service to our community have been filled with many magnificent memories. We at the Corozal House of Culture look forward to creating many more opportunities to engage with the people of Corozal through our continued and dedicated focus on showcasing the talents, history and culture of Corozal.

Channel 7

PUP Rolls Out City Nomination
Goodnight and welcome to 7News - we have a very full newscast ahead for you tonight - including, of course, the nomination of about 150 councillor candidates in all municipalities - as well as news of another murder in the city - and a very strong statement form the Coast Guard against domestic abuse. We start with politics - and the nomination activities. We start in the city, where today the PUP were first up with their nomination parade. Sahar Vasquez was on the ground with them and she has that report:.. Sahar Vasquez reporting: This morning's rain did not stop PUP supporters young and old from coming out to cheer on their party. Many of them sporting their white and blue shirts stood behind their City Council candidates in staunch support, waving their flags and proudly chanting their party mantras. But was it an impressive showing? Crowd estimates hover at under a thousand. According to Deputy Opposition Leader Cordel Hyde it was solid but this is really just a rehearsal for the big day.

UDP Was Buff in Belize City
And in the afternoon, the UDP rolled out from about 1:00. Supporters had been gathering from midday - and with rain clouds looming - they were eager to get on the road. Still, they didn't beat the rain - but - as we saw - it was the kind of street party where even rain couldn't dampen their spirits. Jules Vasquez was there as they made their way to the CB Hyde building: Jules Vasquez reporting: The UDP City Council slate walked the street today as if they owned it. To be fair, they did at least pave it. And the now trademark UDP largesse was on full display this afternoon, with the crowd combustion, the political percussion, and the antics. So much noise that even nearby schoolchildren had to leave their classroom to come and see. For the Pickstock area rep, it was a contagious and the red tide overtook Mahogany Street. Party Leader Dean Barrow joined his mayoral candidate for the final stretch. And in the long view, it was like a carnival road march with supporters scattered and splintered - mostly by a downpour that fell in the middle of the procession. The flag hoisted over Mahogany wanted to communicate dominance and on the street, the crowd did the same.

PUP “Flounced” Up Fonso
The marches in the city - and all across the country were scheduled so that there wouldn't be interaction between rival UDP and PUP supporters. And, indeed, there were no reports of political violence. But we did pick up a few incidents of note. First, when the PUP were marching, the UDP's Alonso Noble was parked on the side of the street capturing them on his cell phone. Well, when the crowd saw him, that got them all hyped up. But then one of the well-known supporters jumped unto his pickup - and Noble had to push him off. Police came to stand to protect him, and that's when the crowd started throwing empty bottles at him and crowding the truck. But, fortunately, it didn't escalate beyond that - and a few hundred obscene words and gestures. To end it off, well known rabble rouser PULU Musa did a dance for him - which ended it off the little scene on a humorous note.

Finnegan And Vidal “Catch”
And while that was the scene with the PUP in the morning, in the afternoon the scene was between Southside Commander, Senior Superintendent Marco Vidal and the UDP's Michael Finnegan. It seems that Vidal did not want to let in anyone who was not a candidate or an endorser. Now, the custom is that all the leading political personalities from the city enter the compound of the CB Hyde building and congregate at the entrance to the building. But, it seems Vidal had some problems with that and he didn't seem to be listening to appeals from the UDP Secretary General Peal Stuart or Finnegan himself - who was appealing from outside the gate. The Prime Minister had to get up from his seat inside and go to the gate and basically order that they be let in.

Cayo Killers Were Especially Cold Blooded
And, coming up shortly we'll show you the nomination events in Orange Walk and Corozal, plus, we'll have Cayo and Belmopan after that. But, first to crime news. 24 year old Gian Espat was buried last night after 10:00. He is the caretaker who was found dead yesterday morning at the Capital Heights Farm in the Trapeche area of Santa Elena. Espat was chopped to the back of his head but the brutal killers didn't stop there. Today Courtney Weatherburne and Codie Noralez found out more about this disturbing murder. Courtney Weatherburne reporting: Gian Espat had been living at this breezy riverside cabin on the Capital Heights Farm in Santa Elena for 3 months. He was the care taker. He would cut the yard and make sure the place was spotless. But today the house was in a mess, With his blood splattered on the bedroom tiles. His killers chopped him to the back of the head and then tucked his body in his bed.

Another City Council Employee Murdered On Eighth Street
A little after 12 this morning there was another fatal shooting on 8th Street, the same street that Luis Dominguez was murdered on three days earlier. 45-year-old Clifton Fitzgibbon and 37-year-old Dorita Wallace was socializing at his residence when a man pulled up and fired shots. Fitzgibbon received three fatal shots to the body while Wallace received one non-fatal shot to the foot. We spoke to a good friend of Fitzgibbon today that said the 45-year-old was nothing but a hardworking man who was wrongly killed. Kirk Davis, Friend of the deceased: "He is a very good friend. No gangbanger. He is a hardworking man that takes care of his wife, his family, his children - everyone. He is very kind. He is a good family friend. I don't like how they took his life just like that in the streets."

Coast Guard Speaks Out Against Domestic Abusers
Hermelinda Pinks Emanuel was killed on Saturday in what appears to be a domestic homicide. Her husband Jason Emanuel is believed to have killed her and then himself. Her family has been speaking up about their abusive relationship - but today representatives of the place where she worked also spoke up strongly. That's the Belize Coast Guard where she was a highly respected administrative assistant. She juggled responsibilities both in logistics and administration. One persons who worked close with her was Commander Elton Bennett and today she spoke up boldly for her and against domestic abusers:... Elton Bennett- Belize Coast Guard Commander: "The Coast Guard strongly condemns the actions taken by Jason Emanuel against his wife, not only as an organization but myself as a man. And any man standing out there across Belize, anyone who dares support or dare to stand by his actions and try to throw the blame elsewhere is doing serious injustice to the family structure and doing serious injustice to women in this country."

Lisa and Linda
And that strong emotion you saw in our interview with the Coast Guard Vice-Commandant is also what has caused attorney and human rights activist Lisa Shoman to come up with a "Manifesto for Linda". It's an ambitious project she has started in an effort to make major changes in her push to reverse the culture of domestic violence, and improve women's rights. Last night, we gave you a snapshot of the idea, and, tonight, we explore a few of the changes she wants to see made. Here's a few examples of what they look like, ranging from cosmetic to very complex: You can take a thorough look at a draft of the "Manifesto for Linda" on her Facebook page.

PUP Holding Ground In OW
And, now, back to politics. So, earlier in the news, we showed you the nomination day madness for both the PUP and the UDP in Belize City. Well, we also had teams dispatched to the West and the North, and we take you now to the PUP's event in Orange Walk Town. It's significant because incumbent Mayor Kevin Bernard and the outgoing Town Council is the only municipal slate that the PUP won 3 years ago - the only 5 seats of the 67 available countrywide which the opposition holds. And they have to hold unto it - for this reason alone, as well as the fact that this is the home turf of their leader, John Briceno. Daniel Ortiz got a look at how they did in sugar City: Daniel Ortiz reporting: Even though the weather was bad this morning, the PUP still had about 400 supporters who came out to see Incumbent Mayor Kevin Bernard and his PUP team be nominated once again. As it is with any mass party event, the Opposition made sure to put on their best show. The blue carnival strutted through the main streets, and as soon as they arrived in front of the Town's court house, the PUP 7 made their way inside to start the nomination process.

UDP trying To Hold Serve in Corozal
From there, our news team went north for the UDP Nominations in Corozal Town. This location will become a battle ground for both parties in the upcoming municipal elections. That's because the UDP has held onto this Town for 12 years, since 2006, when outgoing Mayor Hilberto Campos got elected. It was considered a sure win for the UDP, but this time around, Campos will not offer himself for a 5th term in office. So, suddenly, that municipality is in play, and the UDP has to hold on to it, and prevent the PUP from snatching it from their grip. Our news team got a chance to meet the UDP slate who's been entrusted with that responsibility, and Daniel Ortiz has that story: Daniel Ortiz reporting: This afternoon, the UDP Corozal 7 got their chance to take over the northernmost town but for a municipality has been a sure thing for the ruling UDP, their crowd of supporters appeared smaller than the PUP's morning demonstration. We counted about 270 participants in their short march to the Nomination area. But the outgoing Mayor, who's served for 12 years and 4 terms in office, is not worried. He told us that he's leaving Corozal to newcomer Richard Quan.

12 Year Old And Adult Killed In Late Evening Shootings
And before we go ahead with tonight's stories - there is breaking news of another murder in the city - two actually. About half an hour ago there was a shooting on West Street near its junction with water lane Multiple credible reports say a 12 year old was fatally shot, along with an adult. We'll have more on this very tragic event in tomorrow's news.

UDP And PUP Showed Off In Capital
At the top of the news we showed you all the action and hype of nomination day in Belize City - and in our middle segment we showed you how it went in the north. Well our Courtney Weatherburne and Codie Noralez were out west and they bring the highlights for both the UDP and PUP nominations in Belmopan and Cayo. We start off in Belmopan where neither party had overwhelming numbers but both teams were optimistic. Here's that story. Courtney Weatherburne reporting: This morning, the PUP team moved off well before 10:00 from their Oriole Street office in Belmopan, they marched down to the Civic center with raised flags - the blue and white blending into the clear sky... Change: that's this PUP slate's main campaign message. And when the small crowd of supporters finally assembled at the Civic to witness the official signing - the candidates reflected on all the change they believe they can bring this time around.

UDP Dominant in Cayo
Now in Cayo, the UDP stole the show with all their antics and lively presentations. And how did the PUP do in this UDP stronghold? You be the judge. Here's that story. Courtney Weatherburne reporting: It was as if the PUP had already won as they zoomed through Cayo Streets after the nomination signing this morning. They all had nothing but smiles, waves...and chants of excitement. Sure they had the energy on the streets But when the supporters gathered under a tent at the Macal River Park, it was a different scene - more low key. The turnout wasn't impressive either, but PUP Standard Bearer Michel Chebat says that people shouldn't get caught up in today's numbers.

LOO Laments Vacancies
Recently we've been reporting on the vacancy at two government posts which are critical to transparency. That's the Contractor General and the Chair of the Integrity Commission. Last week Friday Deputy Prime Minister Faber said that naming a new integrity chair is complicated and as for a contractor general that is still up in discussion. Opposition leader John Briceno lamented the vacancies today:…

Channel 5

Nominations in for Municipal Elections; P.U.P. First Off the Mark with Confidence in City
As of this Wednesday evening, there are no longer aspirants, but candidates for the March seventh municipal elections. The process of nomination took place under overcast skies countrywide, with rain [...]

Belize City P.U.P.’s Manifesto to be Launched
On Thursday, Belize City’s P.U.P. slate will gather at the Neal Pen Road basketball court to publicly launch their manifesto. But we got a bit of a preview from mayoral [...]

U.D.P. Take Over Streets in Afternoon
In the afternoon, it was the turn of the United Democratic Party’s supporters to show their muscle in Belize City where just a week ago, the People’s United Party held [...]

P.U.P. Wants Old Capital Scalp; U.D.P.’s Target Orange Walk
With just five seats to their name countrywide, any wins for the People’s United Party will be counted a success for party leader John Briceño. But the P.U.P. believes they [...]

Second Overnight Murder Claims Clinton Fitzgibbon in King’s Park
Forty-five-year-old Clinton Fitzgibbon of Eighth Street, Kings Park in the city was shot multiple times on Tuesday night. Fitzgibbon was along with his common-law-wife Dorita Wallace when a gunman walked [...]

In Santa Elena, Residents Puzzle over Vicious Murder of Gian Espat
In the west, a twenty-four year old caretaker was savagely chopped to death. Gian Espat was found dead on Wednesday but was likely murdered two days earlier. His body, already [...]

Co-Workers of Late Hermelinda Parks Tell Story of Strained Marriage
Hermelinda Pinks, the slain wife of Jason Emmanuel, by all accounts was a woman of tremendous strength and fortitude. At the Coast Guard headquarters on the Western Highway where she [...]

Guat Soldiers Make Detention in Belize but Did They Have Authority?
In foreign affairs news, there are sketchy details about an apparent incursion by Guatemalan soldiers into Belizean territory. The question tonight is what authority they had to act. In this [...]

2 Youths Acquitted of 2015 Cayo Murder
Two young men from the villages of Roaring Creek and Camalote were told on Monday in Supreme Court that they no longer had a case to answer on charges of [...]

Political Parties’ Pageantry in Orange Walk
At the top of the newscast, we reported on the activities in the city where both parties pulled out their supporters in numbers.  Nominations to fill a total of sixty-seven [...]

Twin Towns Nomination Day Sedated
There are four mayoral hopefuls for the San Ignacio/Santa Elena Town Council; Marconi Matus of the P.U.P., Earl Trapp for the U.D.P.; Rudy Wade for the B.P.P. and Independent Candidate [...]

Who Else is on the Ballot?
The major parties, the People’s United Party and the United Democratic Party, submitted full slates of candidates for all nine municipalities, a total of one hundred and thirty-four nominees. But [...]

Candidates for Belize City Mayor Participate in Evening Forum
The University of Belize has managed to persuade all four Belize City mayoral candidates to participate in a special debate which is ongoing at news time at the Bliss Center [...]

Education Minister Explains Subsidy Funding
The campaign season has been relentless with plenty mudslinging and besmirching candidates at every turn.  The People’s United Party has released an ad claiming that government is spending as much [...]

Search Continues for New Contractor General, Integrity Commission Chair
The search continues for a new Contractor General to replace Godwin Arzu, and for a new head of the Integrity Commission to succeed Justice Marilyn Williams who has moved on [...]

Michael Finnegan Talks Campaign Strategy in Mesop
Mesopotamia is historically a red constituency, controlled by career politician Michael Finnegan.  It is also one of the smallest electoral divisions within Belize City.  Despite its size, the mobilization of [...]

“Boots” Martinez Says He Can Still Deliver in Port
In Port Loyola, it would seem as though Area Representative ‘Boots’ Martinez’s popularity has been waning.  If one were to recall the voter turnout during the 2015 general elections, it [...]


VIP will boycott Municipal Elections
Municipal Elections is set for March 7 and today nomination day saw representatives from the United Democratic Party, the People’s United Party, the Belize Progressive Party and independent candidates being nominated to run in the upcoming elections. However, the Vision Inspired by the People’s representatives were absent from today’s nomination activities. In a press release, …

Belize Coast Guard mourns the loss of a staff member
Earlier this week, we told you of a couple that was found dead in their home; 46-year-old Hermelinda Pinks Emmanuel and her husband 43-year-old Jason Emmanuel. It is alleged that Hermelinda died at the hands of her husband Jason Emmanuel who later turned the gun on himself. The tragedy has sent shock-waves through the Belize …

Second murder on Eight Street within a week
A shooting incident last night in Belize City has left one man dead and a woman hospitalized. The incident occurred on Eight Street just a stone’s throw away from where Luis Dominguez was gunned down and killed on Saturday night. According to a police report, at approximately 11:40 p.m. 45-year-old Clinton Fitzgibbon and 37-year-old Dorita …

“Manifesto for Linda” – a campaign to address domestic violence/women’s rights
When news of the death of Hermelinda Pinks Emmanuel spread on social media and at every level of society, presumably at the hands of her husband Jason Emmanuel who was also found dead in their home on Rose Lane Belize City, it triggered the discussion on domestic violence. Many women and even the PUP’s United …

More needed to address domestic violence
Another prominent attorney who has spoken out against domestic violence in Belize is Audrey Matura. She has herself taken up many cases of domestic violence and today she spoke about the social ills that have affected hundreds of women in Belize and the challenges that women face when they try to get out. Audrey Matura …

“Manifesto for Linda” – a campaign to address domestic violence/women’s rights
When news of the death of Hermelinda Pinks Emmanuel spread on social media and at every level of society, presumably at the hands of her husband Jason Emmanuel who was also found dead in their home on Rose Lane Belize City, it triggered the discussion on domestic violence. Many women and even the PUP’s United …

More needed to address domestic violence
Another prominent attorney who has spoken out against domestic violence in Belize is Audrey Matura. She has herself taken up many cases of domestic violence and today she spoke about the social ills that have affected hundreds of women in Belize and the challenges that women face when they try to get out. Audrey Matura …


Election Are Just Around the Bend: 6 Interesting Facts about Voting in Belize
As soon as you step foot on our island, you realize that something is up. Flags, banners, t-shirts, posters, music, rallies…elections are near. Very near. In fact, March 7, 2018 is our next election day in Belize. I have witnessed a few Belizean elections in my 10+ years as a resident and many more in the USA…and while each is exciting for various reasons… In the US, voting is a relatively solemn affair. Campaigning is not allowed within a certain distance of the polling station. On election day, most of the action and results are viewing on TV often in the evening into the later night. Here in Belize, rallying, campaigning, parading…they all take place around the polling station (the High School in San Pedro) – it’s actually a pretty exciting day.

Villa's Cafe is now open in Corozal
Looking for quick local fast food Cafe shop in Corozal? On Febraury 24, 2018 Villa's Cafe opened its doors to serve the Corozalenos an excellent food in town. Villa's Cafe is located next Villa's Import in Corozal. We open hour doors from 6am to 5pm. Villa's Cafe is a combined cafe that serves breakfast and Lunch. We offer various food for those who are going to work. No need to worry because we have great food prep just for you. Come try out daily special food we offer for you to try. Some of our menu include's: Sopa de boracho, Rice and Beans, Tostas or with cheese, fish and other selection, we have Salbutes, Tortas, tortas with ham and cheese and other selection on the menu, gorditas, Fry Jack, and a selection of pastries, Crepas, tamales, johny cake, panadas, Rice and beans every Saturday.

When tourists visit the island for a few days, most have an idea of which well-known bars, beaches, and restaurants they definitely want to try. With a limited amount of time, it’s often difficult to sample all this great little island has to offer. My advice to allow at least one day and “take the back roads”. Explore the small mom and pop stands for the best local food you will find. Take time to shop the street vendors and local fruit stands. Visit backstreet on Tuesday mornings when the Mennonite farmers come from the mainland in boats filled with local produce. Visit Caye Coffee and observe their roasting process of the islands famous coffee. Enjoy a Saturday morning Farmers Market at Mahogany Bay down south, or the Truck Stop on the north side of the island. Rent a golf cart, rent a bicycle or better yet, spend the day walking and truly explore the all the unique little “back road” experiences here on Ambergris Caye Belize.

La Ruta Maya Belize River Challenge – It’s more than just a race
Over 90 teams are getting ready to compete in the biggest sporting event on Belize’s Calendar: the La Ruta Maya canoe race. The event, which ranks on 40th on Peak Races’ 100 Toughest Races in the World, is a grueling 180 mile race, spanning over four days. Three-man teams tests their skills and preparations by competing in various categories, including: Male, Female, Mixed (male and female), and Masters (over 40 years of age and may include mix of male and female). Teams row with single blade paddles in paddle open canoes which can be up to of 20 feet long. Winning teams are determined on an elapsed time basis, with station pries along the way at the various checkpoints. Teams from Belize, Canada, Japan, and even the U.K. will compete in the annual event. The race kicks off on March 9, 2018 in San Ignacio Town Cayo District just under the Hawksworth Bridge, and ends in Belize City at the BelCan Bridge on March 12.

14 Reasons That Will Urge You to Travel to Belize
Belize is one of the world’s top travel destinations in the world that offers captivating and spectacular attractions and plenty of fun-filled adventure and activities. In this article, we’ll give you ten reasons why Belize should be on top of your travel bucket list. There are Plenty of Cool Places to Stay in Belize: Aside from trying so many exciting things to do in Belize, there are plenty of options for cool places to stay, too. You can choose from different options such as campgrounds, live-aboard vessels, guesthouses, Belize vacation rentals, condominiums, hotels, luxury resorts, and more. From north to south and east to west, here are some of the top best places to visit in Belize.

Belize has Mexico towards its northern borders and Guatemala towards the west and the Caribbean Sea on the east side. Although overshadowed by its better-known neighbors, Belize is still able to hold on its own and shine on the map of tourism because of its untouched jungles and pristine beaches, and not to miss, the rich culinary scene. The small but diverse country reflects its amalgamation of ethnicities in the Belizean kitchen. Here, one can savor dishes from all over the world that have been reinterpreted the local way. Explore Belize, not just for its spectacular views and incredible adventures but also for the new taste sensations that arise from the melting pot of different cuisines! All you need to do is book yourself a Belize overwater bungalow with great views, impeccable services and get ready for an extraordinary journey.

How to Make the Most of Your Belize Vacation
When planning a trip to Belize, some travelers mistakenly assume visiting multiple parts of the country on the same vacation is not possible. Geographically speaking, Belize is tiny enough that you can stay on one of the islands and do day trips back to the mainland’s top attractions. However, if you want to make the most of your Belize vacation, consider what many call a “rainforest/reef” combination. Some resorts even offer packages in partnership with other properties, which can often result in savings for you. Here’s a look at how you can spend a week in both the jungle and beautiful islands of Belize.

2018 Placencia Arts Fest Pics, another great year!
The Arts Fest was another success in 2018! The best way to describe the Art Fest short of being there is to check out some pictures from this year... When you come to Belize, do your self a favor and have a do-it-yourself wine tasting with local wines - totally unique! Garifuna drumming is a huge part of the culture here.

If you’re a fishing fanatic looking for the next best destination to check off your fishing bucket list, we present to you, Belize – your one-stop destination for an unforgettable fishing vacation! Belize is renowned for having some of the best fishing grounds in the Caribbean with vast waters which present the perfect opportunity to test your skills. Ambergris Caye in particular, offers some of Belize’s best fishing spots for extraordinary deep-sea fishing; and here at Grand Caribe we give you only the best tools to do so. With over 500 species of fish inhabiting our waters, it is truly a fisherman’s paradise. Sport fishermen and tourist alike, travel to Ambergris Caye to experience some of the best deep-sea fishing available in the country. Possible catch includes a variety of Bluefish, Wahoo, Sailfish, Mahi Mahi, Tuna, Swordfish, Blue marlin, Barracuda, Kingfish, Amberjack, and Queen Snappers among numerous others.

All About Belize’s La Ruta Maya Race
Four days. 170 miles of rapids and rushing waters. Welcome to La Ruta Maya. The annual canoe race sees teams of three paddle down the Belize River on their epic journey, beginning on March 9. Here at Ka’ana, we’re privileged to be just eight minutes from the race’s launchpoint at Hawkesworth Bridge in San Ignacio. Hundreds of locals see the racers off with rowdy cheers and a marimba band. From there, the groups of professional and amateur canoers speed through 49 winding miles to Banana Bank. Resting for the night, the 100 or so teams—from the likes of Belize, USA, Canada, Japan, and Britain—start out again the next morning for another day of paddling, this time for 60 miles. The last two days are sprints: 36 miles on the third, and a marathon’s-worth 26 miles on the fourth, ending in Belize City where the river meets the Caribbean. Along the way, canoers have to brave the elements and battle rapids. Some shallow areas require teams to carry their canoe by foot, and heavy winds near the Caribbean can upset the tip-prone vessels.

Getting to Belize From Europe
Due to Belize's location in Central America, there are no non-stop flights to the country from Europe. The good news, however, is that it is now easier than ever for people in Europe to enjoy an unforgettable vacation in Belize. Directly from London, England: As a former British colony, Belize has always been a popular destination for Britons. American Airlines now offers direct flights to Belize that depart from London's Heathrow Airport and make a stop in Miami, Florida before continuing on to Belize. Flights to Belize depart four times per week from Heathrow and have only a short layover in Miami before continuing directly to Belize City. Via Mexico: Other options to get to Belize from Europe involve flying to the neighboring country of Mexico. Multiple airlines across Europe (including British Airways, Lufthansa, and Virgin Atlantic) offer non-stop flights to top destinations in Mexico, including Mexico City, Cancun, Merida, and Playa del Carmen.

Chaa Creek And Inland Belize Meet Boston TV
Ah, Boston…what’s not to like? Known as the Cradle of Liberty, with the Boston Tea Party pretty much kicking off the American Revolution, and home to Harvard University, Fenway Park, the Boston Celtics, Boston Bruins, Boston Baked Beans, musical icons the Boston Pops and Aerosmith, and an urban design and road system that can only be described as magical (in that getting across town involves an enchanted, rather than rational approach). Yes, we like Boston, so it’s great news to know that Boston likes Chaa Creek. For proof, check out this newscast on popular Beantown ABC television station WCVB TV channel 5, where reporter Anthony Everett starts out extolling the virtues of Ambergris Caye before informing his viewers that: “But the coast isn’t the nation’s only calling card. Belize is in fact a many splendored thing. It’s the perfect place for a little ‘R and R’ – reef and rainforest.”

Belize’s Maya: Thousands Of Years Later, Still Making News!
A few years ago we covered a story about Maya artefacts from Belize going on a road show across the US of A, drawing and wowing large audiences wherever they went. Which doesn’t surprise because – call us biased – it’s a beautiful collection of striking objects from one of the most fascinating civilisations humankind has ever produced. And the other day we were delightfully interested to see that now, some four years later, US media is once again singing the praises of the “Maya: Hidden World Revealed” exhibit, featuring over 230 Maya archaeological artefacts displayed over some 10,000- square feet in select museums, science centres and other venues.

The Top 8 Eco-Adventures in Belize
For those interested in eco-adventures, Belize is the ideal place. The country is a pioneer in sustainable and ecotourism due to the abundance of natural attractions that remain practically unchanged since travelers first visited Belize. National parks, reserves, and preserves are located throughout the country, protecting the land and sea: the habitats and ecosystems of an array of plant, animal and marine species. For example, Belize’s Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary is the world’s only preserve dedicated to protecting the mighty jaguar. Another example is Half Moon Caye, which was the first marine protected area to be established in Central America. It is evident that from early on, Belize recognized the value of protecting its flora and fauna and through eco-tours, Belize’s natural beauty is sustained.


  • It’s Nomination Day for Municipal Elections (March 7). People’s United Party Parade to Town Council, 47min.

  • UDP nomination parade was held earlier today in Corozal, 1.5min. The parade went around town with lots of people, speakers, cars, flags, motorcycles. Earlier this morning nomination was held ar the Central Park. It commenced at around 11am.

  • Skydiving into the Blue Hole Belize, 12min.

  • Big Blue Hole of Belize, Tandem jump., 1min.

  • Kitesurfing – fun in Belize and Mexico, 4min. It's always good to have a Kite Buddy, we had a awesome time in south america, here some good vibes for the kitesurfing

  • FSAT Belize 2015, 23min. Mercyhurst Study Abroad goes to Belize! GoPro Adventure course films along the way.

  • 2018 San Pedro town, Ambergris Caye, Belize Vacation, 12min.

  • Hatchet Caye Resort - An Above & Below View Of A Belize Private Island,3 min. Enjoy the views of Belize and Hatchet Caye, a private island resort, as captured by our guest Brian Blair on his visit with us.

  • Day 4 Belize. 25th Anniversary/Valentines Day Dinner Surprise!, 12min.

  • PUP7 Nomination Day! Corozal Town is READY!, 2min.

  • OYE Sky Diving Experience, 27min.

  • North-eastern Biological Corridor (NBC) under the National Protected Areas System Act, 29min.

  • PUP North, 45min.

  • Nomination Day for upcoming Municipal Elections!, 23min.

  • San Pedro Nomination Day for Municipal Elections (March 7th) continues:, 10min. The Incumbent United Democratic Part (UDP) parades to Town Hall!

  • Nominations Day continues. United Democratic Party marches to San Pedro Town Council (Part 1), 37min.

  • Nominations Day continues. United Democratic Party marches to San Pedro Town Council (Part 2), 16min.

  • Belize Channel Fishing: Near Caye Caulker, 13min. Belize channel fishing offered a break from our permit hunting. 1/4 ounce wobble-head jigs/Shimano/Cabelas/Okuma and PowerPro

  • Belize Honeymoon - Part 2, 6.5min.

  • Camille Kostek Shows You What She's Got In Belize | Uncovered | Sports Illustrated Swimsuit, 2min.



  • Belize, 4min. From Mexico we cross into Belize and explore its inland wonders, including some of the most impressive ruins of the Mayan world.

  • Wildlife conservation efforts at the Belize Zoo, Is it really a "Zoo" ?, 5min.

  • "SAME OLD ME"---BELIZE'S MUSICAL STAR HARRINGTON TRAPP!, 28min. The legendary Belizean musical artist, Harrington Trapp, musical career span from his time as as a vocalist in the 1960's with bands in Belize like The Promoters and Glenn Bood & The Telegrams, to his work as a musical artist and vocalist in the United States in the 1970's and 80's with Belizean bands like the legendary, The Webb, to the reggae band called the Babylon Warriors.