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The San Pedro Sun

Lands Department transfers property unbeknownst to rightful owner
On, Tuesday, March 6th Cayman Islands residents, Derick Garcia in an interview with Channel 5 TV alleged that the Lands Department had stolen his properties located north of San Pedro Town. In his interview, he alleges that as a responsible Belizean citizen he decided to visit the Lands Department in Belmopan City on Monday, March 5th to pay some taxes and follow up on the copies of two land titles that he paid for back in December 2015, however when he arrived he got the shocking news that his lands had been transferred to someone else in May 2016. Garcia calls out the Prime Minister, the Minister of Lands, and those in authority to rectify this issue. Garcia further stated that he is taking legal actions towards the Lands Department. He further advised all Belizeans that are being affected by this issue to do the same thing. The Lands Department of Belize is yet to issue a statement on this matter.

Misc Belizean Sources


Mother, daughter and son shot, mother dies
On Friday the 9th March, 2018 at 9:40 p.m., police visited the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital ,where they observed, 52 year old Bernadine Lauriano, a sanitation worker of No. 6831 Aloe Vera Street, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds to the body,m. A 9 year old child, also named Bernadine Lauriano, was suffering from a gunshot wound to the right hand and the right toe. At 9:35 p.m., whilst, Bernadine Lauriano was inside her house along with her daughter, a male ran inside the yard and fired several shots towards their direction causing their injuries. 9 year old, Bernadine Lauriano, is in a stable condition while 52 year old Bernadine Lauriano succumbed to her injuries whilst undergoing treatment. Apparently police wasn't aware until later that 21 year old Danzel Lauriano was shot to the left leg during the incident. He was also taken to the KHMH for medical treatment.

Singer/Songwriter Kelly McGuire is coming to Placencia for the first time
Kelly is well known in San Pedro where he has entertained for years. And in 2015, he raised over $10,000BZ for a Placencia Humane Society in the US. This kicked off the ongoing Seine Bight Outreach Program. Now he and friends are the headliners for the with proceeds going to Education in the Stann Creek District. Go to the website to sign up for all 3 days of fun music. Day passes will be available on each day with special prices for Belizean citizens. Join us to hear Kelly McGuire and friends in our part of Belize and help a good cause!

Protecting the nest grounds of the scarlet macaw
For the past two years in a row, I have seen healthy population of Scarlet Macaw near Red Bank Village. Thanks to people like Roni Martinez, Isael Mai and many others like FCD for their continuous help in protecting these birds in their nesting areas in the Chiquibul National Park. I would like to help as well. I am putting a small group together in the month of May to be in Chiquibul along with Belize Bird Conservancy and help in protecting the nest grounds of these birds. I know a lot of us have full time job, but if its possible you can take a week off work, you are welcome to join.

Channel 5

On 10.3.2018 about 3:30 p.m., police responded to a report at Pickwick Club. Upon arrival, they observed a young lady inside the pool. She was identified as 16-year old Oluwukemi Miracle Ojo. Ojo was removed from the pool in an unconscious state and was transported to KHMH by BERT personnel, however she succumbed at 5:10 p.m. Investigation revealed that there was a pool party and Ojo was seen going into the pool and was later found by a friend. Police are investigating.

On Friday the 9th March 2018 about 9:40 p.m., police visited the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital , where they observed, Bernadine Lauriano, 52-year-old, Belizean sanitation worker of No.6831 Aloe Vera Street, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds to the body, officers also observed, Bernadine Lauriano, 9-year-old, Belizean student of same address suffering from (1) apparent gunshot wound to the right hand and (1) apparent gunshot wound to the right toe. Initial investigation reveals that about 9:35 p.m., while, Bernadine Lauriano was inside her house along with her daughter Bernadine Lauriano an unknown male person ran inside the yard and fired several shots towards their direction causing their injuries. 9 year old, Bernadine Lauriano, is in a stable condition while, 52 year old, Bernadine Lauriano succumbed to her injuries while undergoing treatment. Police are investigating.


Body found in Corozal
Corozal Police are currently at a location near the Slaughterhouse along the Phillip Goldson Highway where a dead body has been discovered. Identity unknown.

Belize Bank job opportunity in Corozal
Are you a flexible team player? Join our Corozal team! Deadline for submission is Friday March 16th, 2018.

The Reporter

Two teams neck and neck on day two of La Ruta Maya canoe race
Two canoe teams of three paddlers each, namely: NICH and Koop Sheet Metal are neck and neck after two days of sprints to the finish line. On day 1, Friday, NICH edged out Koop Sheet Metal with only three seconds over them at the finish in Banana Bank. Today, the two teams sprinted again at the end of the second leg in Double Head Cabbage, with Koop Sheet Metal inching past NICH at the tape. Unofficially, however, NICH still holds on to a one-second lead over Koop Sheet Metal, as they prepare for day three tomorrow. The race started off yesterday in San Ignacio with 53 teams at the starting line. It will finish on Monday at the Belcan Bridge in Belize City. Tomorrow the paddlers will race from Double Head Cabbage to Burrell Boom. Altogether, they would have paddled over 140 miles by the end of the race.

Student drowns in Belize City
A student drowned this evening in Belize City. Police say that they were summoned to the Pickwick Club on Newtown Barracks sometime around 3:30 this afternoon where they saw a young lady in the pool. She was identified as Oluwukemi Miracle Ojo, 16. Ojo, a student of Pallotti High School in Belize City, was taken out of the pool in an unconscious state and a BERT ambulance transported her to Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital where she died at 5:10 p.m.

Mother shot dead; daughter, 9, son, 21, injured
A woman is dead and her daughter, 9, and son, 21 are injured after someone ran in their yard and opened fire at their house on Friday night. Police say that sometime around 9:35 last night, Bernadine Lauriano, 52, a sanitation worker of # 6831 Aloe Vera Street, was inside her house along with her daughter, also named Bernadine Lauriano, 9, and son, Danzel Lauriano, 21, when the youth ran through their yard and fired shots at their house. The mother, Bernadine was shot in the chest and died this morning while receiving treatment at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital, while the younger was shot in the right hand and a toe on her right foot. Danzel was not discovered injured until this morning, police say.

Opposition Leader calls budget "lifeless"
The budget debate will take place two weeks from now, when the government and opposition will have their chance to dissect it and support or reject it. But already the Opposition People's United Party (PUP) Leader, John Briceno came out swinging after Prime Minister Dean Barrow presented the budget on Friday. Briceno described the budget as "lifeless" and having "no glitter and no substance." "There's nothing in that budget. He talks nothing about crime; about the social ills that are affecting us�the only thing is, remember when he used to criticize the PUP for the "below the line" items.

Breaking Belize NewsPJ

Crippling taxes for farmers in 2018 budget.
During the budget presentation yesterday, Prime Minister Dean Barrow delivered a major blow to farmers countrywide by introducing crippling taxes on their activities. This new tax measure will significantly increase the cost of production for farmers and is expected to cause a spike in food prices and inflation.

9-year-old girl shot twice,mother killed
A 52-year-old Belize city mother, Bernadine Lauriano, is dead following a shooting at her Aloe Vera street home in Belize city, in which her 9-year-old daughter was also shot twice.


P.U.P Held its Victory Parade on March 9th, 2018
On March 9, 2018, Corozal P.U.P held their victory parade around Corozal town. All P.U.P supporters weren't afraid to wear there Blue and white t-shirts during the parade at Corozal Central Park. And, White and Blue flags where hang as high they can reach to support there Party. After the Parade, inside the Corozal Town Hall, everyone gathered inside to hear the Offical Swearing of a new political town Council. All P.U.P candidates came up by order to swear in. P.U.P Leader of the Opposition John Briceno, Kevin Bernard from Orange Walk where at the event. Later that same night, on stage, Belize National Song, Prayer, Candidates, Regoberto Vellos, Leader of the P.U.P John Briceno and Kevin Bernard came on on stage to speak about the change they will do for all of the community's in Orange Walk and Corozal. P.U.P says that they will do a massive change to the future in Corozal in order for the community to prosper in the future. P.U.P talked about how the change will help the people first before politics. Rigoberto Vellos has since been helping the community since October of 2017.

Template for the whirlwind two-day tour of mainland Belize
My brother Jim wanted to close out his recent visit with an experience on the mainland of Belize. We had two days left and the "tour" had to end up at the international airport for his flight home. We put together a whirlwind tour. And if I don't mind saying, this could well be the template for The Two-day Whirlwind Tour of the Mainland. Two Maya archeological sites, the Belize Zoo, visits to Spanish Lookout and San Ignacio with one great dinner and one decent breakfast that included fryjacks - and of course the thrill of navigating through Belize City and risking life and limb on 70 miles worth of the George Price and Great Western highways, bisecting the entire country.

International Sourcesizz

The Virtues of an Ancestral Diet
On the hillside above the Blancaneaux Lodge in Belize, six gardeners tend to a three-and-a-half-acre organic garden that supplies the hotel's three restaurants with delectable vegetables, fruits, beans, and herbs. As a prelude to a communal dinner at the hotel's Garden restaurant, Elicer Tribz takes lodge guests on a tour of the garden. He proudly describes how he and his fellow gardeners nurture the soil and tend to the lettuces (10 varieties), the cherry and Roma tomatoes, the squash, zucchini, carrots and celery, and innumerable herb bushes and fruit trees. He explains how the gardeners create a natural fungicide using microorganisms found in the rain forest, and how they man the garden literally around the clock when fending off attacks of woolly caterpillars. Throughout the tour, Tribz pinches off leaves for the guests to smell and taste. The vegetables are not only free of pesticides and herbicides, thus safe to eat off the vine without washing, they are very flavorful. The fresh food at Blancaneaux puts to shame the grocery store vegetables that I normally eat, genetically engineered as they are to survive lengthy spells as agricultural inventory. At Blancaneaux guests enter a world of more intense taste.

CONCACAF Nations League a big deal, say 'small' members
Caribbean bosses from the smaller territories were in football nirvana as the overarching body CONCACAF announced landmark changes to its competition and qualifying structure with a new tournament here on Wednesday. At a dazzling launch event at The Temple House in Miami Beach, the governing body for football in North and Central America and the Caribbean, in an overpowering air of pomp and pageantry, unveiled the confederation-wide CONCACAF Nations League. In the hour-and-half-long red carpet event, details of structure and format, in addition to a draw to determine matchups in the qualifying phase set to kick off in September, were presented to stakeholders and guests with the frills of Hollywood awards show production.


  • Island Invasion 1n San Pedro!, 23min.

  • The CRC Croc Cam captures the elusive jaguar at one of our field sites. What amazing animals!, 1/2min.

  • Day 2 of the Belikin La Ruta Maya Canoe River Challenge, 1min. As the paddlers pass through More Tomorrow Village, Friends of Friends is in the lead...followed closely behind by defending champs, NICH. Day 2 commenced in Banana Bank and culminates in Double Head Cabbage Village in the Belize River Valley area. Who will win the second leg? Stay tuned.

  • Paddlers begin the second, and longest, day of the Belikin La Ruta May from Banana Bank!, 6min.

  • La Ruta Maya Belize River Challenge 2018, 2.5min. The 2018 La Ruta Maya Belize River Challenge launch in San Ignacio, Cayo, Belize on March 9th!

  • Belize - Caye Caulker & San Ignacio 2018, 4min.

  • Diving Belize, 11min. Diving the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef off San Pedro, Belize. Feb, 2018.

  • Dolphins off the coast of Belize, 1.5min. Sailing in the Caribbean off the coast of Belize on a wellness retreat, we spotted four dolphins swimming alongside our boat .... Watch for the one who leaps out of the water!

  • How Climate Change Has Destroyed Belize's Coral Reefs and Economy, 5.5min. Over the course of just four years, the second largest barrier reef system in the world has endured severe damage that could jeopardize its existence in the future.

  • Tornado GR4 on World Tour. Flight 67. Belize., 3min. Low Flying in Belize. Tornado GR4 on World Tour.

  • Tornado GR4 on world tour. Flight 68. Belize., 4min. Tornado GR4 on world tour. Low flying in Belize to Puerto Barrios Guatemala.

  • Reisvideo Belize 2018, 10min. In deze video zijn we op het eiland Caye Caulker in Belize.

  • A Beginner Garden in Belize, 4min.