Two dead; including 12 year old boy; shot and killed in gang wars
5 persons were shot on Wednesday night in Belize City. Two of them died; one is a 12 year old boy. The first shooting happened on the corner of Cemetery Road and Pregnant Alley. 26 year old Lloyd Valentine and 12 year old David Morrison were both killed. The other person injured in that shooting w...
Two more persons shot in Belize City
Just three hours later, another shooting left two persons injured; this time on Police Street. 29 year old Emmerson Garnett was shot to the right upper part of the chest while Houston Apolonio received a graze to the left shoulder. Both were taken to the KHMH for treatment. Police told us more. ASP ...
Fire destroys homes in Belize City
There was a Belize City Fire that destroyed two buildings. The fire started on the lower flat of a house at No.20 Fredrick Alley. The two story wooden structure is the property of Michael Rosado. The fire expanded and damaged another two story structure belonging to 68 year old Agatha Gonzales. P...
GOB and Sharon Pitts will go into mediation
The matter of Andre Vega and Sharon Pitts receiving hefty compensations for lands sold to them by the lands department is still not settled as yet. Following public pressure, Government said it would pursue the return of the monies. Today, Solicitor General Nigel Hawke updated us on where they are a...
Store on Santa Rita Road, Corozal robbed
There was a robbery on the Santa Rita Road in Corozal. 30 year old businesswoman Qiao Hong Li told police that she was at her shop named Ban’s Store located on Santa Rita Road sometime around 5 o’clock on the evening of Wednesday January 21st. That is when three male persons entered her store. Two ...
BTV says GOB not holding proper education forums on ICJ issue
In a press release issued today the Belize Territorial Volunteers says that the Government of Belize still has Belizeans in the dark as to when its referendum will take place. Guatemala’s referendum on whether or not they will go to the I.C.J. is slated to take place on April 16, 2018, but in Belize...
Life imprisonment for Sylvan Robert’s murderer; 18 years for the other
The Wheels of Justice turn very slowly in Belize and convictions are a rarity but one family has some sense of closure today as the two men accused of killing their loved one were given hefty jail sentences. Today, Donovan Casildo was sentenced to life imprisonment for the 2011 murder of 39 year...
Nomination day held for Municipal Elections
Nomination day was held today across the various municipalities. It’s a bit of a political showcase of primarily red and blue shirts as candidates make their way to the nomination centers to register their names to be placed on the ballot tickets. Nomination day for Municipal elections are generall...
Clinton Fitzgibbon killed; woman injured
Two persons were shot in Belize City last night; one is dead. According to police reports, 45 year old Clinton Fitzgibbon and 37 year old Dorita Wallace were socializing in the King’s Park area when a male person approached them and fired several shots at Clinton Fitzgibbon. Fitzgibbon was shot thr...
Nomination Day in Belize City
Belize City is the largest Municipality of the nine across the nation. Nomination Day in that city sees larger numbers on average as it relates to political rallies and marches and today was no different. As in Belmopan, the Pup were the first to make their way to the nomination center. PUP M...
Gunman, in a shooting rage, kills student, 12
The destructive ongoing gang rivalry between the George Street Gang (GSG) and the Taylor’s Alley Gang, informally referred to as “Westmoreland”, has added two more dead bodies to the long list of casualties.
A promising Standard 6 student at Queen Street Baptist School, David “Capo” Morrison, 12, fell victim to the gangs’ feud at about 7 o’clock on Wednesday night, when a lone gunman on a bicycle rode up to the corner of Cemetery Road and Pregnant Alley and opened fire. The boy was shot in the head and legs and died on the scene.
PUP launches Belize City manifesto
Some members of the People’s United Party (PUP) National Executive, campaign workers and party well-wishers converged on a basketball court in the Collet constituency this morning for the launch of the “PUP Team-11 The Rebirth” manifesto for Belize City. The PUP National Deputy Leader, Hon. Cordel Hyde, was tasked with introducing the team.
Hon. Hyde began by outlining the special characteristics of the PUP mayoral candidate, Bernard Wagner, who he said has been engaged in the community long before he even dreamed of entering the political arena. Wagner’s contribution to the community has been through his years of involvement in sports.
Murder again on 8th Street; Clinton Fitzgibbon killed
Three days after a gunman invaded a yard at #5 8th Street, Kings Park, at about 11:30 Saturday night, and killed Luis Dominguez, 35, a killer crept up to a yard a few lots away from where Dominguez was killed and gunned down Clinton Fitzgibbon, 45, while he and his girlfriend, Dorita Wallace, were sitting on an old refrigerator that was on the street-side in front of their home.
At the time Fitzgibbon was murdered, at about 11:40 p.m. Tuesday night, a wake for Dominguez was taking place at the yard in which he was killed, about a hundred yards away. Dominguez, the father of a daughter, 2, and a baby not yet born, was shot 5 times, in the head and chest, while he lay sleeping on a table. He was killed almost instantly.
Masked OW cops allegedly beat man to death
Around 4:00 a.m., officers from the police’s Special Assignment Group (SAG) and one officer from the Special Patrol Unit (SPU) stopped at a house in Orange Walk Town, where four men and a woman were socializing. The officers were investigating a stolen cell phone.
When the police were finished, however, one man was beaten so badly that he succumbed to his injuries hours later, and another man is clinging to life at the Northern Regional Hospital.
Ariel Salazar, 46, died around 11:00 a.m. this morning while undergoing treatment and his friend, Oscar Pias, remains hospitalized and is reportedly clinging to life.
Accused cop killer on trial
Last Friday, the trial of a man who has been accused of gunning down a police corporal while that corporal was executing his duty in Hattieville, in July 2012, began in the Supreme Court of Justice Adolph Lucas, who is hearing the case without a jury.
On the night of July 25, 2012, Corporal Victor Lima, 35, along with two police constables, in response to a report made to them, went to a house near the location of the Mennonite Primary School in Hattieville. All three police officers were armed and when they approached the house, Corporal Lima announced “police,” and when the front door swung open, a dark-complexioned man, who was later identified as Delford Slusher, answered the door with a blazing .9mm pistol, with which he shot Corporal Lima twice.
People’s United Party “Rebirth Team 11” nominated
Inclement weather was no deterrent for a crowd of People’s United Party (PUP) supporters which gathered on Vernon Street in front of the Berger Field yesterday morning. They took up positions behind three trucks that were equipped with large speakers, and then they moved forward, marching and dancing to the party’s battle songs all along a route that took them to their destination, the Charles Bartlett Hyde building, where they went to nominate the party’s Belize City Council slate, which has been dubbed as the “PUP-11 Rebirth team.”
The crowd, estimated to consist of about 1,500 persons, came to a halt and waited at the junction of Mahogany Street and Administration Drive, while each of their candidates, and their two nominees, made their way onto the compound of the Charles Bartlett Hyde Building, in which the Elections and Boundaries Department is located.
Valley United FC wins the Belmopan F.A. Amateur 1st Division 2017/18 Opening Season Tournament
Fans swarmed into the Isidoro Beaton Stadium on Sunday, February 18, to witness the second leg of the Belmopan Football Association (BFA) Amateur 1st Division 2017-18 Opening Season Finals between Valley United FC and Club Atletico. Before the hostilities got underway, there was the matter of finding out which was the third best team in the competition. In that game, an underperforming Coast Guard FC fell to Cavetubing.Bz Strikers, 4 goals to 1. Cavetubing got a trophy and a $750 cash award for their third place finish, while the Coast Guard settled for $500 and a trophy.
In the cool of the evening and more threatening rain (it had rained earlier), fans marveled at a beautiful rainbow which stretched across the sky, perhaps a sign from the Higher Power that there would be no more rain today, and the grand finale between Club Atletico and Valley United FC could be enjoyed uninterrupted by the roughly one thousand four hundred fans who were gathered inside the friendly confines of the Isidoro Beaton Stadium.
NEBL MVP Watch: 3rd Edition
With this week’s schedule packed with five games, more answers about the league shall be revealed between the lines!
The top four in the third edition of the 2018 NEBL MVP Watch:
Jihad Wright, San Pedro Tiger Sharks Season Stats (4 Games): 16 PPG, 11.5 RPG, 4.25 APG, 3.5 SPG, and 1 BPG. MVP Case: Wright continued his spectacular all-around play last weekend in Dangriga, as he filled the box score to the tune of 22 pts, 11 rebs, 5 assts and 6 stls. Picking up for the noticeably absent Ashton Edwards, Wright completely dominated his matchup with Dangriga import Daniel Conorque, and led the Tiger Sharks to the huge road win. As Coach Rico Black continues to unleash Wright on the NEBL, his MVP stock will continue rising with every convincing win and dominant performance. Look for Wright, arguably the best conditioned athlete in the league, to embrace Friday’s matchup against local legend Darwin “Puppy” Leslie and the confident Defenders, and dazzle the crowd in Saturday’s quick turnaround versus Orange Walk. His pick and roll efficiency should be featured with the floor spaced as well as it is.
Kelly Street FC – 2018 CYDP Peace Cup Champions
We missed last week, so we take this opportunity for the record to Big-Up Kelly Street FC, the champions of CYDP Peace Cup 2018 football tournament, which climaxed at the MCC Grounds on Sunday, February 11, with the third place and championship games, after which team cash prizes and individual awards were handed out.
The third place game was a one-sided affair, as Tut Bay FC could only field 7 men, and abandoned the game after halftime, trailing 6-1 to Stars Academy FC. Sharing the scoring for Stars Academy were Shemar “Mini” Thompson with 3 goals, Harold Thompson with 2, and Charles Canton, Jr. with the other; while Kevin Alvarez scored what at the time was the 1-1 equalizer for Tut Bay.
City Boys 10 & Under Grassroots – Week 2 results
The City Boys 10 & Under Grassroots Tournament 2018 continued with Week 2 games on Saturday, February 17, at Yabra Field. In the 4 games played, Warriors FC clipped St. John Vianney, 1-0; Reality Youths won, 3-1, over Poor & Famous; City Boys Jr. and Ladyville Rising Stars drew, 0-0; and Carlston Elite (formerly FC Elite Jr.) got the 2-1 win over Sampson Academy.
Player of the Day was Tishawn Gillett of Reality Youths, who scored 2 goals in their win over Poor & Famous.
Editorial: Hidden hand
Apologists for the violent ruthlessness of the late business baron, Sir Barry Bowen, would always point out that, in stark contrast to the safety first, buy-and-sell local merchants who never took chances and always banked their money overseas, Sir Barry invested in industrial ventures and he created jobs in Belize. And, the apologists were not lying: Bowen took chances and created jobs. What his apologists never mentioned was that when he got into trouble taking those chances, Belize’s elected politicians, of both the United Democratic Party (UDP) and the People’s United Party (PUP), always bailed him out.
Along the way to creating the more than a thousand jobs the King Street and Southern Foreshore giant now controls, Sir Barry acquired major influence over some of the most powerful Belizean politicians of the last fifty years, including Dean Lindo, the first Leader of the UDP; Rt. Hon. Said Musa, Prime Minister of Belize from 1998 to 2008; Rt. Hon Dean Barrow, Prime Minister of Belize since 2008; Michael Finnegan, area representative of Mesopotamia since 1993; and Hon. Patrick Faber, Deputy Prime Minister of Belize and area representative of the Collet constituency since 2003.
From The Publisher
Dear readers, this is not my regular column. Yes, I’ve been missing in action, but I haven’t gone anywhere, and I’m in pretty good shape. It’s difficult to explain all the issues and personal emotions of the moment.
With your permission, I want to reproduce what I believe must be the very first one of these columns ever. At the time it would not have been written in a publisher’s capacity, mostly because I was still the editor. So the piece below was not entitled “From the publisher,” but “A farewell to arms,” which was a phrase which would have been borrowed from the one Ernest Hemingway. It was originally published in Amandala No. 251 of Friday, November 8th, 1974, reproduced in Feelings in 1975, and in X-Communication in 1995.
There are some special times in life when a man must take stock of himself, what he has been, what he is, and what he will be. In one of these critical times I now find myself and I can only say what is a man, what has he got, if not himself, then he has not.
The problem is not guns
“If someone has a gun and is trying to kill you, it would be reasonable to shoot back with your own gun.” — Dalai Lama, Seattle Times, May 15, 2001.
I seldom comment about issues in the United States, but the trend that Belize is taking seems to indicate that we are poised to make some of their own mistakes. I grew up with guns in my household, on the farm and in the vehicle. It was not a mystery nor a curiosity. All my siblings knew what it was, how to use it and what it was used for, which was for protection and to gather food. We were all shown how to use it safely because it was nothing to be feared but rather a tool like a hammer or a saw. I did the same with my daughter because I realized that by the time my daughters were born, guns were being looked at in a totally different way. It had now become glorified by Hollywood movies and violent video games; the respect for it was totally gone and it was now just a fashion item like a purse or an expensive tennis shoe.
Chant down Babylon!
The late Mrs. Emogene Hyde of Cayo and her family generously opened their doors for us whenever my grandmother needed to receive an international phone call. Back in the 1970´s, having a telephone in your home was second to owning a little pot of gold. And so we were grateful then, as we are today.
I also recall that the Chebat family of Burns Avenue extended credit to us for household goods from their business establishment. They did so without reservation or complaint. The bills were settled when a hard-earned cheque arrived from my parents working in the USA.
A few houses up the road that has now become Joseph Andrews Drive, there was the Warrior home. It seems to me that agricultural activity was always happening at the Warriors. And the gang of children living there would always bring over some kind of vegetable or fruit or livestock to share with us. Same with other neighbors.
A portrait of the Belize City Council PUP candidates
The PUP Belize City Council campaign has jolted what many thought would be another hum drum election. The UDP has won every election since 2006 and just a month or so ago, most of the pundits were posting that they should fairly easily win this one too. That speculation was fuelled by the late launch of the PUP slate, more than two months after the incumbents had held a wild convention in September to select their candidates.
The candidates are for the most part media unknowns, but in the various neighbourhoods that make up Belize City’s social and political economy they are familiar faces to many in the electorate because they have watched most of them grow up literally before their very eyes.
Domestic violence was always an issue and a culture
I think I was about twelve years old and it was around my birthday, June 1982 (if my memory serves me right) when I first heard of the most cruel story I could imagine against a beautiful young woman at the hands of her boyfriend. It has remained imbedded in my memory which was triggered to real-time with the murder of Hermelinda Pinks Emmanuel by her husband, Jason Emmanuel.
This very beautiful young lady was Marion Idolly Singh and she was working then at this luxury hotel in Corozal named Don Quixote, based in the then secluded area known as Consejo Shores. Television was just becoming the in-thing in the North and so the hotel had made this TV commercial featuring her. I can still vividly see her face and beautiful flowing hair and soft tender smile and hear her voice saying, “Welcome to Don Quixote…” I was mesmerized. Well, I do not recall the exact date, but I remember the buzz in my house one fateful day as I heard the adults speaking of her murder. Now, I was only eavesdropping, since in those days kids dare not ask or get in adult conversation.
Sedi can come out but we’re not accepting the proposal
Sedi Elington describing some Caleb proposal as “lovely” cannot go unremarked. Ever since Katherine Hepburn informed Peter O ’Toole in “The Lion in Winter” (movie about England’s King Henry II) that old men like to develop crushes for little boys, it’s been a part of my knowledge base. It’s good to know things, so when you see things you are not lost as to what is going on.
This Caleb obviously puts a lot of exertion, goes the extra yard into maintaining a boyish look. Elrington is an old man with a Santa Claus white beard. If you have any sense of numbers, you’ll see what I see, that the math is—interesting.
You might not have heard it directly from the horse’s mouth, but thank gudnis for transcripts it’s all there in the Channel Seven files what Minister Elrington said: “LGBTI has come onboard, they will be working with us. We have been having meetings with Caleb and they have presented a wonderful proposal to help us.
When the PUP exits the wilderness …
“The ruling party is bloated with greed, vanity and arrogance” – this was the damning verdict of AMANDALA’S editorial of 17th February, 2018. As Belize’s most widely read and influential newspaper, both at home and in the Belizean Diaspora, this is a serious indictment, and those who fail to understand and act on it, do so at their peril. It well may be acted upon on 7th March, 2018 when Belize goes to the polls in the national municipal elections.
The People’s United Party (PUP), Belize’s Opposition Party, has been sequestered in the political wilderness long enough to have learnt its lessons and re-invent itself, or, it will not be “Uhuru” just yet. Perhaps one of the most significant of all lessons is that all power is temporary, except God’s, and as the Igbo saying goes: “Even a hundred years must end one day”. Hence, there is nothing immutable about the UDP’s stranglehold on our poor, marginalized, and traumatised people, since no condition is permanent. Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe and Jacob Zuma, “the Teflon President” of South Africa, two African juggernauts with nine lives like the proverbial cat, can attest to this.
Sharon Pitts’ $400,000 “hustle” now slated for “mediation”
While Gaspar Vega served as the UDP’s deputy party leader and the nation’s deputy prime minister, with responsibility for natural resources, his son, Andre Vega, and UDP crony, Sharon Pitts, both walked away $400,000 richer, courtesy taxpayers’ money, following a couple of shady transactions in which the two acquired plots of land that subsequently had to be returned because they had already been privately owned.
In compensation, the two individuals had been paid $400,000 each.
In November 2016, the Attorney General had written the two, demanding that they return those monies to the national treasury. But they did not do so.
3 Ambassadors appointed to Belize
Three new ambassadors presented their credentials to Belize’s Governor General, Sir Colville Young, on Monday morning in Belmopan. The ambassadors are Janet Omoleegho Olisa from Nigeria; Yasser Morad Osman Hosni from Egypt; and Tasawar Khan from Pakistan.
The ambassadors each expressed good wishes from their countries to the government and people of Belize, and pledged their continued cooperation and collaboration. They also expressed commitment to peaceful and prosperous relations between Belize and their countries.
Caribbean Court of Justice “exasperated” with GOB’s delay in implementing Maya court order
Caribbean Court of Justice judge Jacob Wit met with the attorneys for the Government of Belize and the Maya Leaders Alliance (MLA) and Toledo Alcaldes Association (TAA) today via teleconference, to personally resolve one of the big issues that he adjudged has been causing the implementation of the CCJ judgement of a Consent Order – Maya Customary Land Tenure and Rights, to have been delayed since it was ordered by the court almost 3 years ago, in April 2015.
Judge Wit had said in court earlier this week that he believed that “a dispute resolution framework needs to be established. We ask you to do so.” He went on to state, “We got a dispute resolution proposal from the government’s side and a letter from Mrs. Coc-Magusson reacting on that. The idea is that we will sit together, you and I, and I propose that that will happen this week. if possible on the 22nd Thursday, same time as now. So 11 o’ clock our time, 9 o’clock your time.
2 houses destroyed by fire in Frederick Alley
Two timber houses in Frederick Alley, Belize City, both two-flat structures, were destroyed by fire at about 7:30 last night. The owners of one of the homes, Michael Rosado and his wife, were away in Mexico when a fire erupted from within their house. The other house, which was next to the Rosados’ house, was occupied by its owner, Agatha Gonzalez, and two others. They lived on the upper flat, while the downstairs flat was used as a kitchen.
In total, five persons were rendered homeless after the fire. Gonzalez told us that nothing was saved. No injuries were reported.
Security forces detained as murder suspects
By Benjamin Flower The Belize Police Department has detained one of its own officers and seven soldiers of the Belize Defense Force in on ongoing murder investigation. Assistant Commissioner of Police Chester Williams, head of the department’s Professional Standards Branch, confirmed this afternoon that the officers were detained in connection […]
KHMH CEO steps down
The Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital will need to find a new Chief Executive Officer, after the current CEO, Dr. Adrin Coye tendered his resignation this week. Coye, who has been at the helm of the of the KHMH Authority since October 2014, officially tendered his resignation on Wednesday, February […]
After the flowers have died
Earlier this month, Belizeans joined with the rest of the world in celebrating Valentine’s Day. Stores all over the country were vibrant with activity as Belizeans bought flowers, jewellery, chocolates, clothes, and social media followers were treated to a never-ending parade of photos, memes, quotes and the […]
UNICEF survey discusses issues keeping children out of school’s
On Thursday, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) presented the results of its Out of School Children Initiative (OOSCI), a one-year study analyzing the various factors affecting children going to school. UNICEF presented the results at the Best Western Belize Biltmore Plaza where it highlighted the methodology, […]
Labour unionist, Antonio Soberanis remembered
His bust rests in the historic Battlefield Park, where he called important meetings over important labour issues of his day, but his grave was not, until recently, given the honour that the late Antonio Soberanis probably deserves. Last Thursday, surviving relatives and friends of the […]
Belize Chinese celebrate New Year of the Dog
The crackle of firecrackers, and the loud pounding of drums and cymbals all over Belize City last Saturday morning, February 17, signaled the Belizean Chinese community’s annual celebration of the lunar new year – the Year of the Dog, which launched their New Year’s festival,which had begun Friday, February 16. […]
Southwest flight from Belize makes emergency landing
A Southwest Airlines flight headed from Belize to Denver, Colorado had to make an emergency landing in Houston after the plane suffered mechanical problems during the flight. A spokesperson for Southwest told international media that Flight 289, which left Belize on Sunday, February 18, had to be […]
Taiwan grants $1 Million to Belize towards security cooperation
The Belize Police Department’s security system has received more assistance from Taiwan. Last Thursday, Taiwanese Ambassador to Belize, Charles Liu handed over a cheque valued $1 million towards an ongoing project to strengthen the Department’s security system, to Minister of Home Affairs, Wilfred Elrington. The […]
Innovation and Growth in Belize: Impact of Tax Policy
“There is an ongoing debate about the impact of a country’s tax structure on entrepreneurship generally, and on innovation specifically. … Suffice to say that most experts believe that relatively high marginal personal and corporate income tax rates discourage entrepreneurs from taking the risks of starting new business ventures and […]
BTB donates to disaster relief in the Caribbean
The Belize Tourism Board (BTB) in collaboration with its industry partners managed to raise over $100,000 for disaster relief funds for Caribbean countries affected by hurricanes Irma and Maria last September. The BTB’s Director of Marketing and Industry Relations, Karen Pike, handed over a cheque for $119,868 […]
Man shot dead in yard in King’s Park; police have no motive
By Marion Ali A man was shot dead sometime after 11:00 p.m., on Saturday as he and friends were socialising in a yard in the otherwise peaceful King’s Park area of Belize City, and police are yet to establish a motive for the killing. Police say officers responded to a […]
Toddler’s body retrieved from well in Silk Grass village
Police do not suspect foul play in the death of three-year-old Keon Martinez, whose lifeless body was recovered from inside a well in Silk Grass Village on Tuesday morning. Just after 6:35 a.m. on February 20th, police responded to a report in Silk Grass village of a […]
Tourist raped; San Pedro man charged
A tourist was reportedly raped in her sleep two Fridays ago in San Pedro, and police have charged a man in connection with the incident. The victim, a 25 year-old American tourist visited the San Pedro police station last Thursday afternoon to report that sometime […]
San Ignacio caretaker found hacked to death in farm house
San Ignacio police are investigating the murder of Gian Espat, 24, a caretaker who was killed at the farm-house he looked after in Santa Elena town sometime between Monday evening and Tuesday morning. According to police, one suspect has been detained in connection with the murder. Cops […]
Living in the belly of a region labeled “corrupt”
Being in the belly of the beast is not a position to covet, and neither is sitting in the belly of a region that has been labeled “corrupt” for more than a decade. Transparency International today released its 2017 Corruption Perception Index (CPI) for 180 […]
Reading through the two page newspaper spread put out this week by the Central Bank of Belize concerning the economic outlook for our country was one of the most depressing things we have done this year. The report speaks of a .5 (point five) contraction of the economy in 2016 […]
Belize named among best performing tourist destinations in the Caribbean
Despite being struck by two back-to-back catastrophic hurricanes last September, the Caribbean was able to pull through 2017 with positive growth in the tourism sector, and Belize was among the handful of countries whose double-digit growth, helped to make last year a record year for […]
Fire chars two houses Fire chars two houses
Victims claim poor response by authorities Staff Reporter A Wednesday night inferno through Fredrick Alley in Belize City ripped through two homes, completely destroying everything in its path and leaving two families homeless in the process. No one was injured during the blaze but residents say the […]
Minor killed as gang fued rages on, police say
A Belize City family is torn apart by grief this week after a 12-year-old boy was shot dead at the corner of Pregnant Alley and Cemetery Road on Wednesday night. Primary school student, David Morrison, was one of three persons that got shot in the […]
Rain and supporters pour out on nomination day
Wednesday’s downpours in the morning and afternoon would have sent anyone running for shelter on an ordinary day, but the hundreds that stood behind their respective UDP and PUP municipal teams seeking election on March 7, marched on as if though it was a bright, […]
Mayoral candidates promise jobs and service at UB forum
Jobs, crime, financial accountability, services, personal security, and sanitation were the tough issues on which young voters and students challenged the four candidates for Belize City Mayor, when the University of Belize hosted a mayoral forum at the Bliss Center in Belize City on Wednesday […]
Fatal hit and run accident on George Price highway
A man was knocked doen and killed om the George Price highway on Saturday night. Police say that around 7:00 p.m, they responded to a report of the incident between Esperanza Village and Central Farm. There they found the body of a Hispanic descent man […]
Man shot dead in Belize City
A man was shot dead in Belize City on Saturday night. According to police, sometime around 11:38 Saturday night they responded to a report at #14 8th Street, Belize City, where they saw the body of Luis Dominguez, 35. Dominguez had been shot several times, […]
Perfect Day Trip: Caye Caulker with KIDS and Creative Tours
I’ll admit. The arrival of four adults and 6 kids, 10 years old and under, had me a bit nervous. But things have been great. Everyone is loving Ambergris Caye.
Yesterday we went on a day trip to Caye Caulker with Creative Tours and I am ready to declare it THE BEST DAY EVER. A unstructured day with our own big comfortable chartered boat was PERFECT for this group of 11. Cold drinks, pick ups and drop offs, an incredibly friendly, helpful crew that thought of everything we didn’t – like bait for the jumping tarpon and fresh baked cookies that they whipped out WARM at the end of the day.
Seriously perfect. EVERYONE is going to be talking about our trip to Caye Caulker with the C-Monkey (christened the Chunky Monkey by the kids) for a long long time.
WCS Mesoamerica & Western Caribbean 2018 Photo Contest!
Sharing our regional photo competition entries. We have grouped the best into categories ahead of the main winner announcement on March 2nd. Some wonderful photos including a few from Belize. We would appreciate it if you can show your appreciation for the ones you like!
China's lust for jaguar fangs imperils big cats
Wildlife traffickers in South America seek body parts from protected species to satisfy demand in Asia.
The jaguar was found floating in a drainage canal in Belize City, Belize, on the day after Christmas last year. Its body was mostly intact, but the head was missing its fangs. On 10 January, a second cat — this time, an ocelot that may have been mistaken for a young jaguar — turned up headless in the same channel.
The killings point to a growing illicit trade in jaguars (Panthera onca) that disturbs wildlife experts. The cats’ fangs, skulls and hides have long been trophies for Latin American collectors who flout international prohibitions against trading in jaguar parts. But in recent years, a trafficking route has emerged to China, where the market for jaguars could be increasing because of crackdowns on the smuggling of tiger parts used in Chinese traditional medicine.
University of Belize Presents.
Belize Mayoral Candidates Forum, 2hr.
Best village in Belize, 14min. Me on a motor bike touring my village.
The Belize Tapir Project, 23min. on Open Your Eyes
The Radisson Fort George Hotel and Marina is introducing their Vegan/Vegetarian menu, 19min. on Open Your Eyes
Belize Humane Society - Responsible Pet Ownership campaign, 27min. on Open Your Eyes
Autism Spectrum Disorder., 37min. on Open Your Eyes
National Women’s Department - Domestic Violence, 46min. on Open Your Eyes
Free Preview: Watch the First Episode of SI TV’s SI Swim Search Show Here, 10min. See some of our favorite moments from the #SISwimSearch shoot in Belize.
King Vulture (Sarcoramphus papa) at work, 1/4min.
Belize Now | February 23, 2018, 30min. In tonight’s headlines: The Office of the Music Ambassador searches for Belize’s best DJ, a new school is built in San Luis Village, and the Ministry of Education launches its new strategy to improve literacy. These stories and more on this week’s edition of Belize Now. Thanks for joining us on this Friday, February 23rd, 2018.
Live from Corozal House of 6 Anniversary Celebration, 3min.
BHA Video on Placencia, 2min. Relax along the golden sands...view breath-taking sunrise & sunsets or head out in the warm waters for diving, swimming, snorkelling & fishing in Placencia, Belize.
ISLAND INVASION 2018 LAUNCH PARTY INSIDE FIDOS SAN PEDRO, BELIZE!, 1.5min.
The Belize Zoo: Howler monkey enrichment challenge 2018, 7min.
Belize Sea Kayak Training with Paddle Canada and Island Expeditions, 3min. Island Expeditions Belize, leading paddlers on sea kayak expeditions since 1987 does extensive training with our guides each year.
Goff's Caye | Belize DJI Mavic Pro (4K), 3min.
Belize trip, 8min.
, 2.5hr. Defenders win, 76-70