Another Suspected Drug Plane Down in Corozal
The illicit drug trade appears to be thriving in northern Belize. In the past twenty-four-hours, two suspected drug planes, or what was left of them, were found at different locations [...]
Going Inside the ‘BSAG Eight’ Case
There are more details tonight on the deadly beating of Ariel Audinette Salazar at his house in Orange Walk. Eight lawmen are spending their second night behind bars, charged with [...]
Cameras Did Not Record Humphrey Mitchell Death in Police Vehicle
The death of forty-four-year-old Humphrey Mitchell on Saturday has prompted the Belize Police Department to revisit its standard operating procedures where arrests and transportation of persons in custody are concerned. [...]
Kirk Lamb Accuses Ex-Boss Minister of Questionable Transactions
Kirk Lamb had been an employee of Government Minister Anthony Martinez for nearly a quarter-century, until his recent termination. But Lamb says insult was added to injury when he found [...]
Sandra Jovel Comes to Belize; Warmly Welcomed
The Foreign Ministers of Belize and Guatemala were today at the western border for an official visit to the office of the Organization of American States, joined by the new [...]
It Has to Be the I.C.J., Say Ministers
Both Foreign Ministers were asked about the positions in both countries concerning taking the claim to the I.C.J. It has been suggested that older Guatemalans are more predisposed to supporting [...]
Mexican Vice-Minister Visits Belize This Week
There is another high level visit coming up. Officials from Mexico are scheduled to arrive this coming Friday. The Undersecretary for Latin America and the Caribbean, Ambassador Luis Alfonso de [...]
19-Year Jail Term for Accused in Immigration Fraud
In the Belmopan Magistrate’s Court, Corozal Town resident Mark Antonio Rosales was on Monday ordered to serve nineteen years’ imprisonment. He was unable to pay fines of forty-six thousand dollars [...]
Trio Nabbed in Seventh Avenue, Corozal robbery
There was an armed robbery last Thursday in Corozal Town on the Seventh Avenue, which was caught on surveillance camera. The masked armed men are seen attacking the owner of [...]
Get Your Education Letters, says P.U.P.
Minister of Education and Deputy Prime Minister Patrick Faber last week insisted that Government could not find any money to pay school fees and for vehicles because of the Financial [...]
Taxes Going Up? P.U.P. to Consult Chamber
Opposition Leader John Briceño says he expects that there will be some unpleasant consequences for alleged Government misspending in the forthcoming budget. But as to the specific question of raising [...]
Opposition Full of Energy in Last Lap of Campaign
Briceño has been working just as hard as his municipal candidates in the last few weeks. Just this past weekend alone he has been to municipalities in the South and [...]
Why P.U.P. Doesn’t Need Lord Ashcroft’s Money
The party leader also addressed questions of campaign financing. The P.U.P. continues to be dogged by accusations of obtaining funds from Lord Michael Ashcroft, but Briceño insists it is not [...]
Dion Leslie and U.D.P. Walking the Old Capital
One of the hardest political battles will be waged in Belize City on March seventh. It is the biggest municipality with as many as forty-five thousand voters. The departing Mayor [...]
Corozaleños Meet Mayoral Candidates Rigo Vellos & Richard Quan
A team also headed to Corozal Town and found the political parties on the ground in the last leg of the campaign before the elections. The town is swamped with [...]
PUMA Promises Steady Supply Despite Issues
The Government of Belize has insisted that it is not in debt for fuel shipments from Venezuela through Curacao as part of the Petrocaribe agreement. But a Mexican online media [...]
B.E.L. Enters Stronger Relationship with Mexico’s C.F.E.
Belize Electricity Limited, one week ago, signed a new power purchase agreement which continues B.E.L.’s ability to buy more from Mexico and create new opportunities for energy trade. With stable [...]
G.S.U., G.O.B. Parodied in Episode of NBC’s “Taken”
We end the news broadcast tonight with a story close to home. Local fans of NBC’s crime drama Taken were astonished by the plot of a recent episode titled Hammurabi, [...]
Fire Destroys Senior Citizen's Home In San Andres Village
Shortly after midnight last night, the home of a senior citizen residing in San Andres Village in the Corozal District was completely destroyed by a raging fire.
When the fire started, the homeowner was inside sleeping and it took loud shouting from the residents for her to realise that her home was on fire. Luckily, she was able to come out of the house, even though it meant walking through some fire through the front door.
Authorities are tonight investigating what caused the fire, and are not ruling out arson. This is because neighbours have reported that they saw an individual lighting the house on fire even though the senior citizen was inside.
PUMA Clears The Water On Alleged Fuel Shortage
Over the weekend, news spread like wildfire that an oil tanker containing several barrels of fuel was parked off the coast of Belize City since last week and that it was unable to disembark simply because the shipment hadn’t been paid for by the Government of Belize. GOB, however, issued a release emphasizing that there was indeed a delay in the supply of fuel and that such difficulties faced was not the fault of the government nor PUMA, who supplies fuel to Belize in its entirety…. but due to problems encountered by Venezuelan company PDVSA.
While there were many concerns raised by Belizeans as it relates to the availability of diesel and gasoline supply in the country, today PUMA issued a release of their own indicating that the company’s diesel and jet fuel inventories are currently at normal levels because the company managed to receive a vessel over the weekend.
Trio Charged For Vicious Robbery At Bans Store
Three men, two from the Corozal District and another from Carmelita Village here in the Orange Walk District, were charged yesterday morning for the vicious assault of Chinese-owned Bans Store located on Santa Rita Road, which occurred last week Wednesday February 21st.
Twenty one year old Devin Skeen of Corozal Town, 21 year old Kevin Lanza of Carmelita Village and 51 year old Alvin Sanker Jr. of Calcutta Village, were charged with one count of robbery each.
Is crime taking a toll on our children?
Society has drastically changed in comparison to fifteen years ago with crime seemingly spiraling out of control with as many as one-hundred-forty-two murdered in 2017. As a result, many children today are affected by crime having lost loved ones to gun violence. Recently, the students of Queen Street Baptist Primary School lost a classmate to …
PUMA: fuel inventories are at normal levels
Puma Energy says that inventories are at normal levels and does not anticipate any supply disruptions this week. The company issued a release today to clarify the current situation regarding the company’s inventories, following the allegations of the fuel situation in Belize and the subsequent response from the government. The company says that its diesel …
Former Guatemalan nationals voting on referendum needs more discussion
Government is yet to set a date for the referendum here in Belize. While many Belizeans oppose taking the Belize Guatemala territorial dispute to the ICJ, the work towards a referendum has begun. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has started the education campaign on the referendum which should be held in 2019. Among the many …
Police leaders unable to address crime says Opposition Leader
In the wake of the recent incidents that have marred the image of the Belize Police Department and also the Belize Defense Force, Opposition Leader John Briceno said the government must get rid of the rogue officers. Additionally, Briceno says it is primarily a problem that has come about as a result of a lack …
PUP continues on campaign trail
The countdown continues and we are only eight days away from the municipal elections to be held on March 7. Both major political parties have been on the ground campaigning and they are using any and all platforms to do so. During the interview with Opposition Leader John Briceno, he spoke on the PUP’s campaign …
Sheep and goat program receives continued financing
Belize has received a fifth disbursement from the Government of the Republic of China (Taiwan) for the Genetic Improvement in Sheep and Goat Project between Belize and Taiwan that has been implemented since December 2015. The project involves the expanding of infrastructure at the national sheep and goat breeding center in Central Farm, introducing quality …
Schools teaching parental skills to parents
Many lament the fact that the family structure continues to fracture. In our conversation with Principal of St. Martin de Porres School, Anne Palacio, she said children are no longer being properly socialized from home as to what is socially acceptable. Palacio said more often than that the burden falls on the school. Anne Palacio …
Two men shot in separate incidents
Two men were shot in separate incidents in the last 24 hours. The first incident happened in Belize City where 25 year old Akeen Requena, a resident of Belize City, was shot while walking on Gibnut Street into Fullers Alley around 7:25 last night. Police say two male persons on a motorcycle traveling from the …
Foreign Ministers of Belize and Guatemala visit OAS Adjacency Zone Office
This morning Foreign Affairs Minister Wilfred Elrington visited the OAS Adjacency Zone Office along with his Guatemalan counterpart Sandra Jovel, for the inaugural ribbon cutting of the Promoting a Culture of Peace art exposition. The Foreign Ministers were joined by the Special Representative for the Secretary-General of the OAS for Belize and Guatemala, Washington Abdala. …
Can the Guatemalan Government establish peace in the Sarstoon?
After all the formalities, the Belizean media was given the opportunity to ask a total of three questions to Guatemalan’s Foreign Affairs Minister, Sandra Jovel Polanco. One of those questions was in relation to the incident which unfolded at the Sarstoon River on Saturday. It was not the first time that Guatemalan Armed Forces stopped …
Will a Guatemalan Gov’t respect an ICJ ruling that is against their favor?
On April 15 or in 47 days, seven million registered voters are expected to participate in the referendum in Guatemala. Voters there will decide whether or not to take the territorial, insular and maritime dispute between Belize and Guatemala …
19 Year old Dies in Traffic Accident
One person is dead as a result of a traffic accident in Orange Walk District. The accident happened on Sunday at Camp one Shipyard, Village in Orange Walk District and involved a white van. According to Police reports, twenty five year old Belizean Alvin Reneau was driving the van from Guinea Grass...
Another fatal accident; cyclist knocked down
There was another fatal traffic accident; this one in Corozal. It happened between miles 82 and 83 on the Phillip Goldson Highway where a man riding a bicycle was knocked down and killed. The victim is 26 year old Justavo Patt, a resident of Ranchito Village. According to police reports, 34 year old...
Gas Tomza robbed in Belmopan
There was a robbery at Gas Tomza Depot in the Maya Mopan Area of Belmopan last night. A 22 year old man was at work at the gas depot sometime around 9:30 p.m. when he was held up at knife point by 2 persons. According to reports, the man was as about to close up the office when he went outside. Tha...
Fake Immigration Officer gets 19 years in prison
Mark Rosales was found guilty today of 19 counts of obtaining property by deception and will serve 19 years in prison. According to reports, A Salvadoran national and resident of Belmopan, 45 year old Alberto Lopez, reported that in the month of August while in Orange walk town, he was approache...
Guatemalan found in Belizean Territory
Another Guatemalan has been found in Belizean territory. On Thursday 22nd, 28 year old Guatemalan national Elfido Francisco Cano was detained in the Chiquibul National Park by Belize Defense force and Special Patrol Unit of the Police Department. According to Police, while still on the farm, Cano wa...
12 year old boy missing
A 12 year old boy has been reported missing. Gloria Jimenez of San Ignacio Town, reported that on February 22nd, while at Human Services office on Second Street with her grandson, 12 year old Dennis Jimenez, he ran out of the office and she has not seen or heard from him since then. Dennis is a...
Operations in Belmopan yield gun, weed, and drug trafficking arrest
Special Branch officers assigned to the Belmopan police conducted a search in a bushy area on the outskirts of Armenia village this morning. The search led to the discovery of a .38 revolver in a black plastic bag. No one was in the area at the time and the firearm has been deposited as found proper...
Excessive Rainfalls Impacting Agriculture and Food Production
Excessive rainfalls have been impacting Agriculture and Food Production. According to a Government issued press release, the unseasonal rains during the months of January and February have particularly affected grains, fruits, root crops, and vegetables. The Ministry of Agriculture has conducted ...
Barrow administration “a sinking ship!” says Opposition
Characterizing the Barrow-Faber administration as “a sinking ship”, PUP party leader and Leader of the Opposition, Hon. John Briceño, at a press conference this afternoon, laid out a raft of concerns such as the shooting death of a 12-year-old, the criminal conduct of the security forces which resulted in two deaths in recent days, and the Government of Belize’s poor fiscal performance and its consequential effect on Belize’s social and political economy.
The PUP leader opened his remarks by saying that the nation was being beset by a number of troubling trends and expressed being very perturbed by the beating death of Orange Walk resident Arial Salazar, allegedly at the hands of the Belize Special Assignment Group.
Humphrey Mitchell, 44, dies in police custody
Less than 24 hours after a man was beaten to death by law enforcement in Orange Walk Town, at about 4:00 yesterday morning, Humphrey Mitchell, 44, a Jamaican businessman of Sarawee, died in police custody.
Mitchell was being taken from his village to the Dangriga Police Station on a committal warrant. He reportedly jumped out of the moving police mobile and impacted the pavement, suffering massive head and body injuries.
Police picked him and rushed him to the Southern Regional Hospital, but nothing much could have been done to help him. He died shortly after his arrival.
7 BDF soldiers and a cop arraigned on murder and attempted murder charges
Outside the Mennonite zinc building that is the Orange Walk Magistrate’s Court, a line of people patiently waited for court police to bring out seven Belize Defence Force soldiers and a policeman who were in the Orange Walk Police Station holding cell to take them before the magistrate for arraignment on murder and attempted murder charge.
Around 11:00 a.m., two court policemen began to escort a line of men who had their faces covered, but as they walked toward the entrance of the zinc building, the crowd erupted, “murderers, murderers, show unno face, show unno face.”
Errol Robateau, 73, and conductress, victims of a violent home invasion
An elderly bus driver and his conductress were the victims of an early morning home invasion on Friday.
According to police reports, Errol Robateau, 73, a member and former Regional Commander of the Salvation Army, was in his home at around 4 a.m. getting ready for work when five armed men entered his Hattieville house.
He was reportedly beaten with a stick.
While he was tied up inside his home some of the other assailants attacked his conductress, Marilee Cardinez, 28, who had reported to work.
Alaine Garcia, 35, reported missing, feared dead
A Hattieville man has been reported missing, but his family fears that he has been murdered.
Alaine Garcia, 35, was last seen at around 5 a.m. last Tuesday, February 20, when he walked his three children and common-law-wife to the bus stop in the Windmill area of Hattieville.
His common-law-wife, Kellyn Neal, had told the press last week that upon reaching her workplace, she was informed that gunshots were heard near her home.
DPP Cheryl-Lynn is the new President of the Bar Association
The Belize Bar Association held elections of officers last Wednesday night, February 21, and the Director of Public Prosecutions, Cheryl-Lynn Vidal, S.C., emerged in the top post as president.
This is the first time that a person who holds the office of Director of Public Prosecutions is heading Belize’s legal fraternity. The vice president is Robertha Magnus Usher, S.C.; Jose Alpuche is treasurer, and Illana Swift is the new secretary.
Today, Monday, Amandala asked President Vidal to describe the direction in which she plans to take the Bar Association.
City Boys 10 & Under Grassroots – Week 3 results
The City Boys 10 & Under Grassroots Tournament 2018 held its Week 3 games on Saturday, February 24, at the Yabra Field. In the 4 games played, Reality Youths clipped Sampson Academy, 2-1; Ladyville Rising Stars won, 6-1, over Warriors FC; Carlston Elite dropped Poor & Famous, 2-0; and City Boys Jr. won, 4-0, over St. John Vianney.
Player of the Day was Jarreth Tablada, who got a hat trick (3 goals) for his team, Ladyville Rising Stars, coached by Mr. Daniel Smith, a.k.a. Sun Dance.
Bandits still undefeated, Verdes struggling at Week 7 of PLB 2017-18 Closing Season
The 7-game first round of the double round-robin in the Premier League of Belize (PLB) 2017-2018 Closing Season is completed for each team; and while defending champion Verdes FC suffered their second loss, Belmopan Bandits SC remains the only undefeated team in the tournament, with their captain, Elroy Smith now also standing at the top of the goal scoring column. (See standings below.)
On Saturday night in Independence, Placencia Assassins FC fell behind early with an own goal, but recovered to post the 3-2 win over Freedom Fighters FC from Punta Gorda. Freedom Fighters benefited from a 3rd minute own goal by Placencia’s Leonel Cabral (OG 3’); but the Assassins rebounded with 3 straight goals from Delone Torres (12’), Rollin Burgess, (30’) and Luis “Baaka” Torres (74’), before the Freedom Fighters managed to close the gap with a strike from Evan Mariano (76’).
Stann Creek FA 1st Division Cup Week 2 results
The Stann Creek Football Association (SCFA) held Week 2 games over the weekend in its 1st Division Cup 2018 tournament.
In game 1 on Friday night, February 23, Silk Grass SG Ballers got the 1-nil win over Dangriga Young Footballers Academy, on a goal by Kenyon Lewis (86’). Game 2 was a 4-2 win for Sampson Proper Fix over Hopkins Ibayani. Goal scorers for Sampson Proper Fix were Aaron Lopez (4’), Wayne Ford (49’), Alton Carr (53’) and Izon Gill (86’); while Hopkins Ibayani goals were by France Nunez (20’) and Norman Nunez (21’).
Chief’s Open Thursday Race results – February 22, 2018
Today, 27 riders lined up and took off from Leslie’s at 6:00 a.m. Joining us was Belizean Dwayne Wade from Chicago, who came to feel the power of our Elites; and, boy, did he feel them. Due to the repairs before Barton Creek Bridge, we had a lead-out to the bridge, and changed the route by going to the Junction at Boom Village and back to Hattieville for the finish. This gave us 24 race miles. As has been happening recently with the Elite riders, the start was brutal; and since it was a tailwind, they drove it hard, with our top speed reaching 35 m.p.h.
Editorial: Déjà vu, ma cherie …
Late last week, Belize Financial Secretary Joe Waight essentially confirmed what we entrepreneurial business people could feel coming from late 2016: the Belizean economy has collapsed. In the months leading up to the November 2015 general election, Prime Minister/Minister of Finance, Rt. Hon. Dean Barrow, had used hundreds of millions in Petrocaribe loan moneys to create an artificial spike in our economy. The fact of the matter is now stark in its clarity: the man who had spent his entire adult life surviving and thriving on commissions from litigations has no idea how a Third World economy operates, and what he needed to do to stimulate and sustain real economic activity.
The masses of the Belizean people were always willing to “wake up and work,” to toil and sacrifice in order to attain human dignity and national sovereignty during the decades when this country was led by the Right Honorable George Cadle Price. The Belizean people saw, at least they believed, that Mr. Price was an integral part of Belize’s struggle upwards, that he felt the people’s pain, that he saw himself within their socio-economic context.
Many tourism jobs have been lost …
The new reality of cruise tourism in Belize City is unravelling for the worse, especially for those who depend on it within the Tourism Zone. The tour operators, guides and other entrepreneurs who work outside the gates of the Tourism Village are struggling mightily to take home some earning from what was once considered a very lucrative industry. Ever since the relocation of NCL to Harvest Caye a couple years ago, business has taken a downward spiral and many persons who once depended on the ships for their livelihood have had to seek employment elsewhere. Sadly, this number continues to increase by the day.
A portrait of the Belize City Council PUP candidates
A thumbnail sketch can hardly do Albert Vaughan, a graduate of Excelsior High School and the Belize Technical College, a retired military officer, a political activist and a musician, justice.
He served in the Belize Defence Force for 22 years as Bandmaster, Regimental Sergeant Major with the rank of Warrant Officer Class 1, and was commissioned as a Lieutenant and served as a logistic officer.
Albert is very much a musician, and an officer and a gentleman, and a warrior for the people and causes he believes in.
Whilst serving in the BDF, he received a degree in music at the Royal Military School of Music at Kneller Hall, took the Senior All Arms Drill Instructor Course at ATC Pirbright, the Royal Logistics School in the United Kingdom, and a Re-Bandmaster course with the Jamaica Constabulary Force in Jamaica.
20 years late better than never
News, via a press release, that a taskforce has been set up to “Develop Improved Measures to Reduce Harmful Effects of Gill Nets on Marine Life”, is welcome, though there is the temptation to ask, “What took you so long?” A lot of “lovers of marine life” across this country have been asking for gill nets to be banned from our waters for a long time now.
Okay, call me over eager, it’s just a task force and their business is only to “recommend improved measures to minimize the harmful effects of gill nets on marine creatures.”
23rd February 2018–Is it a rumour or just a very bad joke that the Foreign Minister has appointed the leader of the Homosexual Agenda to represent us in a debate on the Guatemalan Claim? What happened to Assad, to Jim Murphy, to Eamon Courtney? No, he must be cracking a joke to distract from the real issues going into municipal elections. No distractions, please.
Most people seem to feel that the Mayor was above all the corruption, but the whole Red Party has been rife with corruption. Those 165 streets claimed to have been paved, who were the contractors, and what did each one cost? That information needs to be available to voters.
Scarlett, the pregnant croc, has been kidnapped!
He has been in the news several times, in some instances as the perpetrator and at other times as the target.
Today, Akeem Augustine, 23, a laborer of 10 Croton Lane, was the defendant. He appeared before Magistrate Michelle Trapp and was charged with one count of attempted murder, one count of use of deadly means of harm, one count of dangerous harm and two counts of aggravated assault.
No plea was taken from him because the offenses for which he was charged are indictable. Neither could the court offer him bail because of the nature of the offenses. He was remanded into custody until May 17.
KHMH needs new CEO, Board Chairman
Dr. Adrian Coye, the Chief Executive Officer of the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital (KHMH), last week seemingly suddenly tendered his resignation. His notice of resignation means that the KHMH’s board of directors has three months to find and hire a replacement.
However, the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital Authority Board of Directors is also awaiting the appointment of a new chairman since Mrs. Marilyn Williams was appointed a judge of the Belize Supreme Court and cannot serve in both capacities.
The CCJ will hear the appeal of Titan Securities versus the Government of Belize
The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) has set dates for submissions in an appeal brought by Titan International Securities against the Government of Belize.
Belize Solicitor General Nigel Hawke told reporters last Thursday, February 22, that the dates had been set by the CCJ for Titans to make submissions on April 16 and for the government side to respond by April 30, 2018.
Titans Securities owners, Bahamians Kelvin Leach and Rohn Knowles, had filed the appeal at the CCJ after the Belize Court of Appeal struck down a Supreme Court decision last June to award them $8.8 million in compensation, even though the court had reasoned that the search was excessive and unlawful.
Scarlett, the pregnant croc, has been kidnapped!
midst the many trials and turmoil that continue to beset Belize’s social and political economy, the disappearance of a crocodile may seem a trivial item to be bubbling up from amongst the many concerns of residents, but it is the topic of conversation out there on La Isla Cariñosa, or as it is officially known, Caye Caulker.
Reports are that a crew reportedly sailed to The Estuary at the North Shore of Caye Caulker Friday evening and allegedly kidnapped a pregnant crocodile affectionately known as “Scarlett”, from her nest where she has sojourned the last decade or so. It is being bruited that the bandits are Forestry Department officers led by members of the Crocodile Research Coalition (CRC), a Belize-based NGO that was established in January 2016. According to its website, CRC “… seeks to preserve crocodiles and their environments throughout Central America and the Caribbean to ensure the long-term sustainability of biodiversity in the region”.
Tallest Building on Ambergris Caye Belize?
Officially, the tallest building on Ambergris Caye Belize has two contenders, soon to be 4. The water tower, and Grand Wyndham Resort measure up at 5 stories or 60 ft tall. Source: Amanda Syme Sunrise Real Estate. Grand Baymen which is under construction is also in the mix. My Friend Aimee said that La Serine resort going up at the south end of the island will also be a 5-story building.
In answer to my title question, it has yet to be built and to qualify that further, I am speaking figuratively over actual height. It will be the new Sagebrush Church building. Church services are currently being held at the Paradise movie theatre and they are ready to grow into their own space.
Vegetable Stand Savvy: Have you Tried Pacaya in Belize?
Here is what I’ve learned. Pacaya is considered a delicacy in Guatemala and El Salvador. It is the young flower bunch of a male pacaya palm tree. The pacaya palm is a member of the same family as the xate (sha-tay) – the plant illegally harvested from the Chiquibul Forest in Belize by xateros.
When you open it, it almost looks like baby corn and is called “mountain maize” in an Aztec dialect.
The most popular preparation is dipping it in an egg batter and frying it. A Palm Flower Fritter.
Vodafone to install 4G network on the Moon
The Moon will have a 4G mobile network installed next year, according to plans set out by Vodafone and Nokia.
The mission, organised by space exploration company PTScientists, will be the first ever privately-funded Moon landing.
Nokia masts will be launched on a SpaceX rocket in 2019 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, USA. The network will enable Audi lunar exploration vehicles to communicate with each other and with a base station.
The 4G signal, provided by Vodafone, will also be able to transmit high-definition video streaming of the Moon’s surface.
Mystery disease killing Florida’s only coral reef
Off the coast of Southeast Florida, a mysterious new disease is killing coral reefs, turning them white and leaving nothing but a skeleton behind.
More than half of the state’s 330-year-old Coral Reef Tract, which stretches across 175 miles in the Florida Keys, is infected with the disease. It’s called “white syndrome” by scientists because white stripes or spots cover the coral, and it was discovered in fall 2014.
Throughout 2017, the disease spread to a point where half the coral at some sites were affected, even some that had been considered the most resilient and important for reef building, according to a newsletter by the Southeast Florida Coral Reef Initiative, which helps raise awareness about Florida’s reefs.
The causes of the disease are still unknown, though researchers believe it may be due to a combination of factors, including water quality, said Ana Zangroniz, a Miami-Dade-based University of Florida Florida Sea Grant agent.
Belize Cycling Federation, 35min. on Open Your Eyes
San Luis celebrats inauguration of new school building, 5.5min. Villagers of San Luis celebrated the inauguration of their brand new school building on Thursday, February 15th. Our Belize Now team travelled to the Orange Walk District of San Luis for the celebration. Here’s more…
Scuba Diving Belize 2018, 4min.
Sharks and Rays - Stingray affection - Belize, 2.5min. I was so terrible with the camera, but this video has some funny footage where you can hear me lightly freaking out being grazed by surprise by nurse sharks and kind of panicing because I don't like being in close proximity to that many other people while snorkeling, especially when enjoying the presence of wildlife like this.
Later in the footage, the stingray who has befriended one of our guides over time is getting some affection and playing on the surface with him. Sweet creature!
Belize - Leafcutter ants in the Cockscomb Wildlife Reserve, 1/2min. Check out these awesome little ants on the walk to go river tubing in Belize near Hopkins.
Bike Belize 2018, 2.5min. The European Nature Trust hosted their new experience - Bike Belize - through the tropical wild heart of Belize, visiting ancient Mayan ruins, exploring giant subterranean cave systems and meeting the people working tirelessly to protect Belize’s natural wonders.
Beach cleanup with Wil Maheia, 4.5min.
Omega Church in Belize 2018, 10min.
BPP Progressive agenda for Belize City Municipal Election 2018, 56min.
Belize Flats Fishing, 4min. Jig off Sunken Cave
In this episode of The New Fly Fisher Tom Rosenbauer takes Colin McKeown to El Pescador Lodge in Belize to teach him how to fly fish for permit, bonefish and tarpon. Excellent lodge and great.
Thirty-six miles off the coast of Belize City, Belize, lies a fly fisherman's dream destination. Cayo Frances Farm & Fly is a small fly fishing camp and vacation get-a-way. Located on Ambergris.
FAMILY ADVENTURE!!! BELIZE BELIZE WE LOVE BELIZE, 4min.
My Trip to San Pedro, Belize in 360!!, 5min.
Belize 2018 Blue Hole, 1.5min. Dive to 138 feet in Belize's Blue Hole.
The Swiss Nomad in Belize, 2.5min.