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Today's Belize News: March 17, 2018 #529414
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The San Pedro Sun

Blue Water Grill seeks to raise 45k for Hematology Analyzer
Blue Water Grill (BWG) is aiming to raise $45,000 dollars to buy a Hematology Analyzer for the Dr. Otto Rodriguez San Pedro Polyclinic II. The machine will allow the polyclinic to give blood tests results in one to two hours rather than waiting two to three days to get them. In the past, through their monthly donation program, BWG has purchased an EKG machine, ultrasound machine and x-ray machine for the Dr. Otto Rodriguez San Pedro Polyclinic II. Through their efforts BWG along with their sister businesses, The Phoenix and Wine De Vine, have also raised funds to assist several non-governmental organizations and other institutions such as San Pedro High School, Hope Haven Center, Oceana Belize, the San Pedro Roman Catholic School among others.

San Pedro youth top Annual English Caye Swim Challenge
Several young swimmers from San Pedro Town took on the Annual Swim Challenge between English Caye and Goff’s Caye on Monday, March 12th and proudly excelled in the competition while raising awareness on the preservation of Belize’s Barrier Reef System. Among the 30 swimmers from across the country was San Pedro’s 13-year-old Carina Paz, who was the first and youngest female to complete the 1.6 mile swim. Brandon Santos, Jordan Santos and Kian Trejo took the first, second, and fourth place respectively. Other swimmers from the island included Robbie Zeske and Dawn Schick. The annual event organized by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) is one of the highlights in the celebration of Oceana Belize’s Reef Week 2018.

Caye Note: Fundraiser for Baby Yareli Castillo
Please help us save a life. Yareli Castillo is 22-months-old, she has been diagnosed with Encephalitis. She has been in the hospital for the past three months, two of which she spent in a coma. The other was spent submitting to three surgeries; one in her throat and the other two in her stomach. Due to her surgeries she can’t get fed normally at the moment. She gets fed by a tube connected to her body and only liquid foods. She’s has now been diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy (brain paralysis) and she needs another surgery urgently, and proper medical treatment. We are doing a fundraising B.B.Q sale on Sunday March 18th at Boca del Rio, we will be having chicken and ribs B.B.Q, iced cold beers and good music with Rompe Raja from 11AM until 6PM. Please stop by and help us save a little angel. For any donations or orders u can contact us at 664-5903 or 654-4031.

Preschoolers shine for Festival of Arts in Ambergris Caye
As part of Child Stimulation Month, a Festival of Arts show was held at the San Pedro Lions Den on Tuesday, March, 13th. Under the theme: “Birth to Eight. Children must play”, the show saw a large crowd of residents enjoying the great talents of the many preschoolers on the island. At 9AM, a short ceremony began with the singing of the National Anthem, followed by a short invocation by Pastor Clive Welsh. Mistress of Ceremonies Kimberly Flores Moro then invited Education Officer of San Pedro Town, Odilia Caliz, who thanked everyone for their presence and continued support towards the children’s activities. The podium then saw former teacher and owner of Black & White Cuisine Restaurant, Julia Martinez sharing a few words with the attendees.

Belmopan Bandits defeat San Pedro Pirates 4-3
The San Pedro Pirates F.C suffered another home loss against the Belmopan Bandits on Sunday, March 11th at the Ambergris Stadium in San Pedro Town. The island team fought hard to win but at the end of the heated match, it was a victory for the visiting team with a 4-3 point score. For the next match, San Pedro Pirates will once again be playing home but this time against Placencia Assassins on Sunday, March 18th. The game is scheduled to start at 3PM at the Ambergris Stadium in San Pedro Town. Everyone is invited to come out and support the island team for their home game. Food and drinks will be on sale during the game.

Ambergris Today

Students Impress At SPHS Business Fair
From Medical Plazas, taquerias, dessert pizzas, beauty face masks to entertainment centers, the ideas for new business ventures for the island of Ambergris Caye were free flowing at San Pedro High School's Business Fair. Senior and junior students were given the opportunity to show off their marketing skills by creating a product/business and putting it up for display and sale at the fair that was held today, March 16, 2018. The fair was full of well-decorated booths and thought out business plans. Those with products were selling to visitors and those with business plans pitched the perfect idea of a new business in town. It was a great display of entrepreneurship by all the participating students; always a great event to visit. Great job everybody!

Tracy Eiley Gomez Sworn-In As Justice Of The Peace In Florida
On Thursday, March 15, 2018, five Belizeans residing in Florida were sworn-in as Justices of the Peace by the Attorney General of Belize Hon. Michael Peyrefitte at the Consulate of Belize in Florida. The men and women who have answered the call to serve are Mrs. Tracy Gomez, Ms. Deborah D. Duncan, Mrs. Glenda Lewis, Mr. Jason Guild and Mr. Philip Mckay. Tracy Eiley Gomez is a born Sanpedrana residing in Florida and is the daughter of Mr. Norman and Mrs. Susana Eiley (El Fogon Restaurant). On behalf of the entire community Ambergris Today takes this opportunity to congratulate Tracy Gomez!

San Pedro Junior Sailing Team Participates In Baron Bliss Regatta
After a three year break the San Pedro Junior Sailing Team has reformed and participated in the 90th Annual Baron Bliss Harbour Regatta in Belize City. The three sailors from the San Pedro Junior Sailing Team were Gabbi Knox, Rosemary Romero and Leroy Arzu. The race took place on Sunday, March 11, 2018, where a total of 12 sailors and four clubs represented and participated in the event. SPJST members all received medals of participation; congrats on a job well done! The “traditional triangle course” with equal sides of one nautical mile was for the Lighters and Multihulls. Separate courses were laid for Optimist and Lasers as both these classes needed ranking points for entry into up-coming international championships. The Optimists needed to get in more than three races so the separate triangular course was laid, shortened to half nautical mile sides with the apex within 100 yards of the BTL park for better spectator viewing.

Misc Belizean Sources

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Help replace the Arenal Bridge
Good morning from Arenal village, a very small community on the Eastern border of Guatemala. Arenal is one of the poorest villages in the country and we’re approximately 5 Miles from Benque and 3 Miles from Melchor de Mencos, on the Guatemalan side. Most of the villagers do not have permanent jobs; each of us does a little bit of agriculture, a little job here and there, and in order to survive we go to Melchor de Mencos for some cheap shopping from time to time or to the hospital for medical help. In order to go to Melchor de Mencos we must cross a hanging bridge over the local river, and unfortunately this hanging bridge has been completely destroyed by a flooding in October 2017. The estimate of the construction of the bridge is 500000 Quetzales (approximately 75000 US$) and we want to try to get the funding of the bridge on our own.

Belize Attends SICA-Spain Meeting in the Dominican Republic
Chief Executive Officer in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, H.E. Patrick Andrews, led a delegation to a Meeting of the Council of Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the Central American Integration System (SICA) in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic where the Ministers met with the Spanish Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, H.E. Alfonso Dastis. The SICA Foreign Ministers thanked the Kingdom of Spain for their continued support in the regional integration movement, particularly in the areas of institutional strengthening, human rights, poverty alleviation, and security. They welcomed the signing of the fourth phase of the SICA-Spain Fund that will support the region’s commitments to the 2030 Agenda.

Rumble in The West! Boxing Night!
March 24th,2018. At The Octavia Waight Center - 7:00PM. Main Fight MECANICO ESQUIVEL vs FRANCISCO LUNA! Tickets are: $15.00 General, $20.00 Reserved ( Ring Side), $25.00 VIP. Get it at the gate, at SI Central TV & Internet Office, TNC Studio or call us at 678-6210.

UDP Victory Rally in San Pedro
Inviting each and everyone today Saturday March 17th, as we celebrate our VICTORY PARTY. Meet us at Maya Island Air to meet & greet the Prime Minister of Belize “Hon. Dean Barrow”.

Corozal Sign Design Competition
Be a part of creating one of Corozal's future tourism landmarks.

Corozal - Save a Life, Global Youth Day
Many youth will be donating blood to the people in need, this Saturday March 17th from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at the Corozal Community Hospital. Come and be part of this event. There will be prayer offerings and also visiting of the sick and ailing in the hospital. The Calcutta SDA Spanish Church will also have a prayer booth with live music infront of the church which will be taking place at the same time in Calcutta Village. Help the needy, save a life and share your blessings. Balloons giveaway with positive messages. Cupcakes will be given out for free at the church. There will be many more activities.

BTB Vacancy : Chief of Security
The incumbent is the leader of the security function, which includes the physical security and safety of employees, facilities and assets of the Belize Tourism Board. Physical protection responsibilities will include implementing and integrating employee security safeguards, asset protection, workplace violence prevention, access control systems, video surveillance and more. The position is responsible for performing tasks related to risk assessment, crisis management and facility security. Additionally, the person will monitor visitor flow and outside activities as it relates to creating a safe and secure working environment at the BTB.

COMMUNITY FORESTRY EXCHANGE VISIT, GUATEMALA
12 community members from southern Belize visited the Uaxactún concession in Guatemala where forest management has seen success with local community participation. Ya’axché is implementing a 4 year project, funded by the European Union, with 7 partner organizations from Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. The project aims to increase the capacity of participating organizations and indigenous communities in effective forest governance, conservation and sustainability. We are collaborating with Sarstoon Temash Institute for Indigenous Management (SATIIM) in southern Belize to implement the activities of the project entitled “Gobernanza Forestal de Pueblas Indigenas y Comunidades Forestales en REDD+ y FLEGT”. SATIIM supports 2 local groups who are managing a community logging concession.

Channel 7

Murder At Newstime
Goodnight, and welcome back to 7News. First off, there has been a murder in the city. It happened right around the corner from us at the corner of King Street and West Canal. A Spanish descent male was found slumped over in his car. He was shot to the head. This happened about 20 minutes ago. We'll have more information as it becomes available.

Monstrous: 21 Year Old Charged For Murder/Rape of 17 Month Old
21-year-old Everal Martinez has been charged for the murder of baby Alyssa Nunez, the 17 month old sexual abuse victim who died as a result of blunt force trauma to the head. Two weeks ago, Martinez was taken to court under a blanket of security and charged for 2 counts of attempted rape of a child and 2 counts of attempted assault of a child. Today, it was a far more low profile affair when he was hurried into court in a tinted police mobile.

Sole Suspect In Plane Landing Released
And while he is in jail, the single suspect police had detained in connection with the landing of a drug plane in the Blue Creek area has been released. On Wednesday at around midnight, Police - responding to the report of an illicit plane landing - found the Orange Walk resident driving out of the general area where the plane had landed. He was in a red pickup. He was detained for possible involvement since this is not a much trafficked area. But, now he has been released without charges - making it the third case of drug planes landed in the north in 16 days - and police have nothing to show for it: no drugs, no suspects…nada. And, some say, this is by design, and hint at collusion by some law enforcement elements. First off, the landing of drug planes is obviously a major enterprise, with many moving parts - parts that must exist in Belize for the operations to work.

New Sheriff For The City
And, as Vidal goes to Belmopan, back to Special Branch, he makes way for Sr. Superintendent Howell Gillett, who will take over as Eastern Division Southside's new commander. As we told you last night this is part of a major shakeup in the senior ranks of the Department. Now, the south side has been passed around a number of times to try and find the right fit. Everyone remembers the era of Super Cop ACP Chester Williams and his community policing strategy - then the command was given to Senior Superintendent Marco Vidal - with his paramilitary policing style, and now it's in Sr. Supt. Gillett's hands - who has made it clear that community policing is the only way to go. We met up with Gillett in downtown Belize this evening already adjusting to the big city life. He told us more about his youth focused approach.

New Commander’s First Priority
Now Gillett will meet with his south side officers on Monday morning to make it official. And Gillett already has his things to do list prepared. He is eager to get started. He gave us a specific breakdown of what his first order of business will be as the new Southside commander. Sr. Supt Howell Gillet, Southside Commander: "I want to quickly go house to house especially to start with the affected areas in Belize City in the Southside of Belize City. And the police can't do it on their own, the police will never be able to solve crime on its own so we have to enlist their support." "Another thing that readily comes to mind is that there is too much available ammunition on the street and maybe even available guns so we will have to be going after those who have the guns and ammunition so that the public.."

FECTAB Says Nohoch Che’en For Belizeans Only
3 weeks ago, the then PUP Mayoral candidate Bernard Wagner sided with the local tour operators, handicraft vendors and guides who hustle outside the gates of the Fort Street Tourism Village. Whether or not the Mayor was pandering for votes, the reality is that the presence outside the compound of the tourism village has been an ongoing industry dispute. And, the consultations to resolve this issue haven't exactly been going well, since the ideas of putting them near the Memorial Park, and the Marion Jones Stadium were rejected by the locals. Their position is that they're already scrambling for the crumbs from cruise tourism in Belize City, and putting them that far is sort of like out of sight, out of mind.

March For Empowerment Ropes In Students
In 2014, the Office of the Special Envoy for Women and Children organized the first every 20,000 Strong Women's Empowerment Rally. The message was clear then: women from all over coming together to celebrate their value and collective strength. Today - four years later - the messaging is not so clear - because many ask what an empowerment march can do when women and children are being killed in the street. It's a tough question, but a fair one - and we asked it today. Jules Vasquez reports: It was an orange wave crashing into the Caribbean blue on Marine Parade. Up close though, there was a lot less orange and a lot more white - as in school uniform white. Schools came from all over the country, Some with their marching bands. It made for a nice vibe on the street - but, we wondered was their presence optional, or ornamental? Lead organizer Kim Barrow embraced it as a cross section of community support:

The Avocado Altercation
A market vendor is demanding that police pay her $4,500 for confiscating and damaging her stash of avocadoes. Maria Cowo bought 750 avocadoes from her usual supplier up North. Now the trouble started yesterday evening when police held up her supplier and took all the avocadoes she had already paid for. He was just there to deliver her order. An amateur video captures all the commotion. Today I went looking for more answers at the market. We spoke to one eyewitness off camera as well as the supplier's cousin. They all maintain that the avocadoes were locally grown in San Victor, Corozal. Voice of: Eyewitness: "It was around 6pm in the evening. I was closing my business and I went outside and I saw 2 police officers holding a guy for some avocados. Asked them why they are holding him for. He says [police] because of contraband avocados. So we stood there and I say but those look like local avocado. The police didn't want to listen to anyone. They call someone and they stayed there like an hour. I expected they were waiting for some bargain or something. Then the mobile reach and ask what was going on and that's when they were told that they have some contraband avocados and they put it in the truck. The guy who had the avocado was willing to go in the truck with them because it was his avocado, but then they put 2 other stuff that did not belong to him, so that's when he refuses to get inside of the truck."

Guatemalan Weed Plantation In Chiquibul
The Friends for Conservation and Development are reporting that they helped the police and the BDF capture a Guatemalan man who was about to start up a marijuana plantation in the Chiquibul forest. At around 1:30 p.m. yesterday, a joint patrol consisting of a of FCD ranger, members of the Belize Defence Force were on duty in the Caballo area of the Chiquibul. That's when they came across a man later identified as 25 year-old Manuel De Jesus Hernandez Vega, a resident of the Guatemalan Village La Esperanza, in Melchor De Menchos. The lawmen caught him with 3 live cartridges belonging to a 12-gauge shot gun, and at his camp, they found 5 small plastic bags, which contained marijuana seeds. Each of the bags weighed about a half a pound.

Guatemala Gets Ready For ICJ Referendum
On last night's news, we showed you part one of our exclusive interview with the new Guatemalan Ambassador to Belize, Gorges De La Roche. He was discussing different aspects of Belize/Guatemala relations and the topic of their ICJ public campaign came up. On April 15, Guatemalans will go to the polls and vote on whether they want to take their country's territorial claim to Belize to the International Court of Justice. For months now, the Guatemalan Government has been hosting their public education campaign on the ICJ referendum, and we wondered what kind of feedback they've been getting on this claim to Belize that's almost 200 years old.

Would Guatemala Try To Slip Out of ICJ Judgement?
Now, for the territorial dispute to actually go to the ICJ, the populations of both Belize and Guatemala have to vote yes in their respective referendums. But, as you may be aware, there are those strong-minded Belizeans who refuse to entertain the idea of an ICJ resolution. And that's because there is suspicion that if Guatemala loses the case, they will simply ignore the ruling and carry on as though nothing has changed. We asked the Ambassador point-blank about that concern: Daniel Ortiz, reporter: "We know that in the past, your country was claiming half of Belize. Is that still the position?" H.E. Georges de la Roche Du Ronzet - Guatemalan Ambassador to Belize: "When you ask that, I will remind you that we are tiptoeing around a legal case, a court case or hopefully a court case. So I won't even dare to answer that. Once we are at the Hague there will be a memorial presented by us in the stages of their procedures in the Hague. So that's the answer I can give you."

Garrido For Shooting Garoy
Last month, we told you about the shooting of 35 year-old Reginald Garoy, the Belize City taxi-man, who according to reports, had to jump into the Belize City canal to escape his armed assailant. Well, police say that the shooter was 20 year-old Ezmir Garrido, a resident of West Canal. He was arraigned today before Senior Magistrate Aretha Ford on the charges of grevious harm, and use of deadly means of harm. Due to the nature of the offenses, no plea was taken, and Garrido was remanded to the Belize Central Prison. He will be taken back to court for an adjournment on May 16, 2018.

Four Dozen New Belizeans
Over 40 new Belizeans were sworn in today at the George Price Center in Belmopan. Deputizing for the minister - CEO Edmund Zuniga urged the new citizens to celebrate Belizean plurality:

A Festival For Gospel
And one Trinidad Gospel Soca artist might someday want to call Belize home. J Prince is back in Belize for the third time. He's the headline act at the Belize Gospel Expo 2018 to be held this weekend at the National Agriculture and Trade Showgrounds. He told us how me blends the party mood of soca with prayerful thoughts:... The Gospel Fest is free to enter.

Murder Confirmed
And finally tonight, an update to our headline story. There has been another murder on the southside. One hour ago, a Spanish man was found slouched on the driver's side of a ford escape. The Deceased is Victor Mason Gibbs of 17 Mex Ave. More on Monday.

Channel 5

Independence Primary School visits Channel 5
The students of Independence Primary School visited to learn about the history and operations of Great Belize Productions Ltd. These school tours are very important to the company as it provides the opportunity to share the legacy of the company and to inspire children to pursue the many career options in media and television. Here's a few images from Wednesday's tour.

Today we were visited by the students of Maya Mopan Primary School

Everal Martinez Charged with Step-Daughter Allyssa Nunez’s Murder
Her plight touched the heart of many Belizeans. Her unnecessary death enraged them. But life went on in the Old Capital as twenty-one-year-old Everal Martinez was briefly and quietly arraigned [...]

Howell Gillett Brings Fresh Approach to Eastern Division (South)
There is a new commander to take on the Eastern Division South Command of the Police Department in the city. After eight months on the job as the head of [...]

New Capital Gets Interim Leader as Senior Superintendent Vows to End “Carnage” in Old Capital
So who will take over from Gillett at the Belmopan Formation; and will Superintendent Daniel Arzu remain as Deputy Regional Commander at Eastern Division South? Here’s that update from Gillett. [...]

Cops Caught on Camera Harassing Avocado Vendor
Around six o’clock on Thursday evening, there was a ruckus outside the Michael Finnegan Market, Belize City that quickly became violent. Officers attached to the Special Patrol Unit were caught [...]

Family Says SPU Must Pay for Spoiled Goods
This evening, the nineteen-year-old resident of San Victor visited News Five along with his family. Sister Maria Cowo said that while he was held at the Racoon Street Police Station, [...]

New Managers of Civic include Elite Basketball Team Owner
A press conference will be held on Monday to announce the management company to take over the running of the brand new thirty-three million dollars Civic Center. The construction of [...]

Cover-Up Underway in Drug Plane Landings, Sources Allege
Police this afternoon confirmed that the single person held in connection with a suspected drug plane that crash landed in the Cuatro Leguas area of Blue Creek, Orange Walk around [...]

20,000 Strong Returns to Marion Jones
Twenty-thousand Strong? Not quite – but they descended on Belize City nevertheless with their call for gender parity. This year, the women rallied for change with “Nurturing the Next Generation [...]

Breaking: a Murder on the Canalside
There is breaking news to report tonight. Just minutes ago, there was a murder in Belize City where a man has reportedly been shot and killed near the corners of [...]

FECTAB Back on the Warpath against GOB
The outspoken folks at the Federation of Cruise Tourism Associations had been quiet for some time, but today they turned up the heat on Government, again. The organization wants to [...]

Howell Wants to Close Gap with Gangs
Since the beginning of the year, gang violence and gang-related murders are on the rise with the south side of the city particularly hit. 2017 ended with the second highest [...]

New Commander Wants to Talk with Everyone
But will there be a return of the method of mediation with gang members as was employed by ACP Chester Williams alongside Dianne Finnegan and Nuri Mohammed? That initiative was [...]

CitCo Shakeup Rumbles to Gwen Liz
Gwen Liz High School continues to face a series of administrative troubles, this time at its board level.  News Five understands that job interviews were being held this afternoon for [...]

Agro-Producers to Meet with G.O.B. over GST Exemptions
The Belize Agro-Productive Sector Group will meet with Prime Minister Dean Barrow and other top officials next Wednesday ahead of the Budget Debate. During the presentation on March ninth, the [...]

Taxi Man’s Shooter Identified, Charged
Twenty-year-old Esmir Garrido has been charged with grievous harm and use of deadly means of harm on taxi driver Reginald Garoy. Garoy was shot and injured in the right side [...]

Pickwick Loses Second Round Versus Princess in Court of Appeal
The Court of Appeal this morning handed down a decision in the case of Belize Pickwick Club Hotel Limited and Belize Pickwick Club Limited, against Princess Entertainment Limited, Golden Princess [...]

Courts Helps Out at Sister Cecilia Home
Thirty-three residents at the Sister Cecilia Home for the Elderly were treated to a tea party by Unicomer Belize as the company undertook a week-long of activities in volunteerism. Over [...]

Taiwanese Make Investment in Sheep, Goat Rearing
For two years now, a national sheep and goat-breeding center at the Central Farm has been in operation to develop this small sector and so farmers who are rearing sheep [...]


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Here’s what the IDB has to say about Belize’s economy
A new report released by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) analyses the current macroeconomic situation in the region, including Belize. Regional Economic Principal Specialist of the Inter-American. Development Bank’s (IDB) Department for Central America, Mexico, Panama, Haiti and the Dominican Republic, and Country Economist for Belize, Dr. Jordi Prat, delivered a presentation entitled, “Inclusive Growth: …

Everal Martinez charged for the murder of Baby Allyssa
The young man accused of sexually abusing 17 month old Allyssa Nunez and causing her death, has been charged for murder. 21 year old Everal Martinez was today arraigned on charges of murder, rape and assault by penetration. He appeared before Senior Magistrate Aretha Ford and was not granted bail. He is to reappear in …

Commissioner of Police ‘shakes’ things up
Commissioner of Police Allen Whylie is shaking things up in the Belize Police Department. Several senior police officers have been reassigned. Senior Superintendent Marco Vidal has been return to Special Branch in Belmopan. After a short and rough stint as the commander of Eastern Division South, Vidal is being replaced by Senior Superintendent of Police, …

Belize at SICA meeting
Belize was represented by the Chief Executive Officer in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Patrick Andrews, at a Meeting of the Council of Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the Central American Integration System (SICA) in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. There the Ministers met with the Spanish Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Alfonso Dastis. The …

KHMH functioning in ‘Emergency Mode’
After debris fell from an area of the roof at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital, a structural review was commissioned which has shown the need for immediate remedial reinforcement to a section of the hospital’s roof. This is currently underway according to the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital Authority. Repairs are currently underway which are affecting …

Belizeans living in the US become Justices of the Peace
Five Belizeans living in Florida, USA, were sworn-in as Justices of the Peace by the Attorney General of Belize Michael Peyrefitte yesterday. The new Justices of the Peace include Tracy Gomez, Deborah D. Duncan, Glenda Lewis, Jason Guild and Philip Mckay. They will receive additional minor training in immigration and land-related matters so as to preempt …

American woman drowns while scuba diving
An American woman drowned yesterday in Belize. 70 year old Phyllis Jean Ewing drown while she was with her husband, Alexander, scuba diving at Gallos Point Island about 8 miles from Belize City. Ewing reportedly began experiencing difficulties breathing. She was taken out of the sea and taken to the KHMH where she was pronounced …

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PUP Belize City Council Mayor and Councillors sworn in
The PUP slate that garnered 52% of the nearly 235,000 votes cast in last week’s Belize City Council election was sworn in before an enthusiastic throng of supporters and well-wishers in a joyous and at times raucous ceremony in front of the venerable City Hall this afternoon. Mayor Bernard Wagner and his 10 councillors all individually took their oath of office before sharing a few words and listening to speeches by PUP leader Hon. John Briceño. The new mayor also gave an inaugural address. Briceño sounded a common theme when he told the large gathering that the Prime Minister could call the general elections now. “Bring it on”, he said, before issuing the reminder that the PUP campaign was about “people versus projects,” and that this council must lead by example.

Police Department shakeup
In less than a year, the Belize Police Department has seen yet another major shakeup. As we go to press tonight, we understand that Chester Williams, who served as Assistant Commissioner of Police and the head of the Professional Standard Branch, has been elevated to Deputy Commissioner of Police with responsibility for Operations. Our newspaper also understands that Edward Broaster, who served as Assistant Commissioner of Police and head of the Operations unit, will now serve as Deputy Commissioner of Police with responsibility for Administration.

Barrow’s budget: “Bogus, lifeless with no glitter and no substance,” PUP leader Briceño says
Leader of the Opposition (PUP), Hon. John Briceño, the Orange Walk East area representative, pounced on the budget of Prime Minister Dean Barrow immediately after leaving the chamber of the House of Representatives, where PM Barrow had just presented his government’s revenue and expenditures for the 2018-2019 fiscal year, known formally as the General Revenue and Appropriation Bill, which went through two readings today. PM Barrow described his $1.83 billion budget as, “Maintaining Steadiness; Consolidating Stability; Advancing Growth”, but in the view of Hon. Briceño, “it’s a lifeless budget with no glitter and no substance.” When the Leader of the Opposition was reminded about the remark the Prime Minister made yesterday, Thursday, at his press conference, that the UDP would win a fourth term in government, Briceño lashed out.

16-year-old student drowns in Pickwick pool
At around midday on Sunday, March 11, a birthday celebration at the Pickwick pool ended in tragedy for a third form Pallotti student, Oluwukemi Miracle Ojo. Ojo drowned in the pool, which plunges to a depth of 12 feet at the deep end. Strangely, no one saw Ojo’s body inside the pool. When no one could find Ojo, her family filed a missing person’s report. The tragic discovery was made about four hours after she disappeared. Femi Ojo, the father of the deceased, today told the press that this was the first time his daughter left her home independently to attend a private function. “She is not the type that liked going out. This was her first time leaving the house for an outdoor programme. But on that fateful day, I realized that she was invited for her friend or her classmate’s birthday,” he said.

Senate passes 3 loan motions
Three loan motions that made their way through the House of Representatives on Friday were taken to the Senate today, where social partner senators vehemently opposed the government’s new borrowing initiatives which will add almost $100 million dollars to the national debt. One of the loans is for US$40 million from the OPEC Fund for International Development. The loan is for the upgrading of 42.5 kilometers of the Caracol Road — from the George Price Highway to the Caracol Archaeological site— which the government wants to improve. The loan is expected to cover 91 percent of the work on the road and the government will be coming up with the remaining 9 percent of the funds, which is reportedly some 3.96 million dollars. Private sector senator Mark Lizarraga told the Senate, “I absolutely, in good conscience, cannot support the investment at this time. We need to be looking at ways to save money, to cut the cost of big, expensive, incompetent and corrupt government,” Senator Lizarraga said.

2X Belize Olympian, Jayson Jones visits the Jewel for family reunion
Jayson Jones, 2X Olympian, [2000 Summer Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia and 2008 Summer Olympic Games in Beijing, China] is coming to Belize. He represented Belize in Track & Field from 1997 to 2011. During those years, Jayson competed in several international competitions, such as, Central American Games, Central American & Caribbean Games, the Commonwealth Games, the PanAmerican Games, as well as the World Track & Field Championships. Jayson is currently a successful Financial Advisor of his OlympicStar Financial Group in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and Mentor to several current and former pro athletes. He is currently developing an Olympic Development Program geared towards preparing athletes for world class competitions in various Olympic disciplines. Jayson hopes to kick off the program in the Fall 2018, with his eyes set on Summer Olympic Games of 2020; ensuring that Belize sends its largest delegation in history to the 2020 Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan.

Boxing champion Mikey Garcia visits the Jewel to conduct charity work
Future Hall-of-Famer Mikey Garcia, 27, who won his fourth belt, at 140 pounds on Saturday night, March 10, which makes him a four-division world champion, is in the jewel, in the Toledo District, conducting charity work with a church group, building houses. Mikey came to the jewel on Sunday, March 11, hours after winning the championship belt in the 140- pound weight division, joining Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez as the only fighters in history to win titles at 126, 130, 135 and 140 pounds. There are many unknowns, since the travels and whereabouts of the champion in the jewel are not being publicized due to security reasons. It is also unknown how long he will be in Belize.

90th Baron Bliss Harbour Regatta – United takes the cake
At first light on Sunday, March 11, Belize City harbour began showing white caps, as the seasonal south-easterly strengthened. By sunrise, the few popcorn clouds had sped off toward the land, leaving skies of clearest blue for the 90th edition of the Baron Bliss Harbour Regatta in the vicinity of BTL Park in Belize City. Since the last rains, the water had cleared enough to clearly reveal a pod of dolphins with babies that appeared and stayed the rest of the day with the committee boat. Overhead, osprey, brown pelicans, magnificent frigate birds and gulls fed on mullet and mackerel. The “traditional triangle course” with equal sides of one nautical mile was for the Lighters and Multihulls. Separate courses were laid for Optimist and Laser, as both these classes needed ranking points for entry into up-coming international championships.

City Boys 10 & Under Grassroots – Week 5 results
Good night, Football Family. The City Boys 10 & Under Grassroots Tournament 2018 Week 5 games were held on Saturday, March 10, at the Yabra Football Field. In the 4 games scheduled, Ladyville Rising Stars won, 3-1, over Sampson Academy; Poor & Famous also won, 3-1, over St. John Vianney; City Boys Jr. won by default (3-0) over Carlston Elite; and Reality Youth won, 3-1, over Warriors FC. Players of the Day were Jarreth Tablada (Ladyville Rising Stars) and Tishawn Gillett (Reality Youths), who scored 3 goals each (Hat Trick)!!!!

Cricket News
Greetings from the BNCA (Belize National Cricket Association)! The Sir Barry Bowen Harrison Parks Cricket Competition 2018 continued over the weekend with only three games played. Things got exciting on Saturday as the once easy going Suga Boys claimed their second victory for the season by defeating the strong and talented Sunrise on their home turf with wickets to spare! Big-up to Jaime Wade of Suga Boys who took 7 wickets! The results of the matches played on Saturday, March 10, are as follows:

“Barrow-gance” politicized Partridge
It is axiomatic that you do not mix business with politics. Business suffers when such mixes occur. The problem for Kremandala, historically speaking, is that the flagship of the Partridge Street businesses – the Amandala newspaper, got off the ground, where modernizing its printing technology was concerned, as the result of a business/political alliance with a faction of the ruling People’s United Party (PUP) in 1977. Over the first eight years of its existence, beginning in 1969, Amandala had become popular amongst roots people. But the newspaper had been severely undercapitalized from the very beginning. There was never any such orthodox thing as a business plan at Amandala: it was always from day to day and from hand to mouth. This is how it is when you are not “godfathered” by Coca-Cola. As we have said to you in these pages before, the 4 percent of voter loyalty which the newspaper had generated, had made the newspaper of interest to the ruling PUP politicians, hence the aforementioned 1977 alliance.

If third party leaders are serious
I believe I heard a third party leader say, after the results of the municipal elections were announced, that Belizeans are content to vote for corruption. That is so unfair. Belizeans don’t vote for third party candidates because in our first-past-the-post system (FPTP), it doesn’t make sense. If you ask around you will find that many Belizeans have favorable things to say about many of our third party leaders. However, some third party leaders have very narrow agendas and, for whatever reason, none of them have put together a dedicated slate of candidates to contest general elections.

“Idiot Boulevard,” my recommended name for that new stretch of road
If you are at the Buttonwood Bay Boulevard Roundabout (near the Shell Depot around Mile 2 on the Philip Goldson (Western) Highway), and you contemplate getting to Publics Supermarket, you have two options. You can drive east along the highway until you meet the next roundabout (near the Adventist and NAPA buildings), take a U-turn around the roundabout, and then head west until you get to Publics; or you can shorten your journey by heading north along Buttonwood Bay Boulevard, take a right on to Coney Drive, and that takes you to Publics (across from Body 2000), where you have shortened your journey to Publics by about a half. That’s a saving of time and money, as in gasoline at near $12.00 a gallon.

BELIZEAN STANISLAUS
What an election! AMANDALA trumpeted PUP BLOWOUT IN BELIZE CITY, ORANGE WALK and COROZAL! A blocked off banner proclaimed: PUP snatched the grand prize, Belize City, – turf of the UDP’s most powerful ministers. Not surprisingly, pointing to their superior numbers in the west, south, deep south, and offshore – 41 seats out of 67 total, the UDP retiring leader claimed victory. One week before friends had asked me who would win. My answer: “If PUP sweeps the north and four constituencies in Belize City, they will consider it a WIN!” How many did they win – SIX? SEVEN?

United Black Association for Development Educational Foundation (U.E.F.) 22nd Anniversary and the Library of African and Indian Studies 18th Anniversary
Reflections by the Chairperson of U.E.F., Sista YaYa Marin Coleman 1. What is U.E.F.’s purpose? U.E.F. was formed as a community based organization 22 years ago on March 10, 1996 by a group of Belizean social activists. Their intentions were to link the transition from United Black Association for Development (UBAD) 1969-1974 a cultural and political organization to U.E.F. an organization focused on community development through education from an African and Indigenous perspective. 2. What leadership lessons have you learned as the chairperson of U.E.F. for almost 12 years? My personal development is connected to my leadership ability. So 12 years ago, I was less open to accepting other people’s positions that were different than mine..

PM Barrow presents a “steady as she goes” budget
Prime Minister Dean O. Barrow presented his government’s budget to Parliament this morning, in the House of Representatives, following Wednesday’s municipal elections, which saw the governing United Democratic Party lose ground to the Opposition People’s United Party. Describing what he called the “UDP decade,” PM Barrow said the budget was structured so as to continue the Government’s “pro-poor policies.” The PM also announced that at the close of 2017, “the national debt stood at approximately $3.535 billion, some 93.8 percent of estimated 2017 GDP.” PM Barrow said that the goal of government is “to reduce the debt to 80 percent of GDP in the next five years.” “If Belize can sustain and build our fiscal primary surplus position and if we can, in collaboration with private enterprise, spark just a few years of higher than average economic expansion, then this key criterion of sovereign economic and fiscal health can be fully restored,” he said.

“Paas’n christen dem pickney first,” PM Barrow tells PUP
At his post-municipal-elections press conference on Thursday, Prime Minister Dean Barrow made reference to a “judicious allocation of resources” as it relates to municipal governments. In speaking on the adjournment at the House of Representatives today, Friday, the Caribbean Shores area representative, Hon. Kareem Musa took the Prime Minister to task for the statement. “There has been a change in Belize City. The city has gone blue, Mr. Prime Minister, and I heard you at your press conference yesterday, say that there is going to be a judicious allocation. And I think you sent an indirect message when you said that the pastor will baptize his children first,” Hon. Musa said.

18-wheeler cargo truck rolls over sleeping man’s head
Marcus Fernando Zabaleto, 38, a truck driver of Melchor De Mencos, Guatemala, died after a freightliner 18-wheel cargo truck, under which he was sleeping, rolled over his head at about 11:00 Friday morning, March 9, at the Western Border. Police and firemen jacked up the back wheel of the truck, and Zabaleto’s head, which was wedged between the truck’s two back wheels, was freed. He was put on a stretcher and taken to the San Ignacio Hospital Morgue. Reports to us are that Zabaleto was in the parking lot of the cargo area of the Belize Western Border, when he went under the truck and took a nap. He was sleeping when the truck driver, Jose Alfredo Guevara, 53, of Santa Ana Petén, Guatemala, who did not walk around the truck to make sure that all was clear, got into the truck and drove out of the compound, rolling over Zabaleto.

US federal court grants Belize Bank enforcement order against government for US$35 million
In a new twist in the complicated saga that a government loan guarantee has spawned in respect to the Universal Health Services (UHS), the Belize Bank Limited has succeeded in obtaining an enforcement order from a United States federal court for payment of $35 million by the Government of Belize. The publication, Law 360, reported that the bank obtained the order on Monday from U.S. District Judge Amit P. Metha, in the case of Government of Belize v. Belize Bank Ltd. case number 1:14-cv-00659, which was argued in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. The court order authorizes the Belize Bank to seize government property, “in the jurisdiction where such attachment or execution is appropriate.”

The Reporter

20,000 strong rally held in Belize City
Today, the office of the Special Envoy for Women and Children held it’s third 20,000 Strong rally under the global theme for Women’s Month, “Press for Progress.” The event gathered more than 10,000 people, primarily youths, to listen to presentations by Belizean women from all walks of life, who are […]

Belize represented at SICA meeting
Belize’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs sent representation to the meeting of the Council of Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the Central American Integration System (SICA), held in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic today. Chief Executive Officer in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, H.E. Patrick Andrews, led the delegation […]

Third form student drowns at birthday pool party
A birthday pool party ended in tragedy for family and friends of Oluwukemi Miracle Ojo, 16, a third form student of Pallotti High School in Belize City, who was one of the invited guests at the private function at the Pickwick Club. The teen had […]

Mother shot dead at home; daughter and son wounded; still no arrests
Police have made no arrests for the shooting death of Belize City Council sanitation worker, Bernadine Lauriano, 52, who was shot in her chest and abdomen inside her house on Aloe Vera Street in the Lake Independence area of Belize City last Friday night. Lauriano […]

Police confirm second sexual abuse case; third minor sexually abused in separate incident
Police have detained three men who live in the same yard as a four year-old special needs girl who was raped in Independence Village, Stann Creek and have confirmed that another minor from the same house has also bee sexually abused. The new revelation that […]

Police charge Guatemalan truck driver after truck crushes colleague to death
Police have arrested and charged Jose Guevara Guerra, 53, a Guatemalan truck driver of Santa Ana Peten, Guatemala, with ‘manslaughter by negligence’, ‘causing death by careless conduct’, and ‘driving without due care and attention’ for a traffic mishap that resulted in the death of his […]

No arrests in case of man found stabbed to death in Corozal
Police have made several detentions but no arrests for the stabbing murder of Mark Anthony Clarke, 41, whose body was found near a slaughter house in Corozal Town on Saturday afternoon. Assistant Commissioner of Police, Joseph Myvette told the media on Tuesday that they had […]

KHMH ceiling crumbling, clinics canceled during repairs
The Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital Authority canceled all clinics for the remainder of the week after structural failure in the building caused debris to fall from the ceiling. Sources say that the debris fell from the ceiling on Wednesday in a non-patient section of the […]

Chemotherapy coming to the KHMH
The Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital (KHMH) has taken the first step in being able to offer Chemotherapy for cancer patients, by staffing its own Oncologist (cancer specialist). Ramon Yacab, a Belizean doctor from Benque Viejo del Carmen, who completed medical school in Guatemala and specialized in Oncology […]

Marriott to open new hotel in Belize
The global hospitality company, Marriott International, which manages around 30 luxury hotel and resort brands, is scheduled to open a new hotel in Belize in 2020. The new hotel, which will be called “Alaia”, had its ground breaking at the end of 2017 in the southern part […]

Preventing Violence by Reconciliation for Peace
A project to prevent violence and stop the senseless killings and gun violence through dialogue and reconciliation has been launched by a group of concerned Belizean citizens, who have joined together to form Belize Movement For Peace and Reconciliation. They have set themselves a timetable of 100 days to achieve […]

The Child Killings
The disappearancies and killings of teen and pre-teen girls in the Belize City area during the 1990’s which were widely called the ‘Jack Killings’ remain unsolved to this day. The killings sent terrifying shockwaves throughout the community and the nation. The ripple effects were tremendous; mothers held their daughters closer, […]

The superbond’s direct effect on the Budget and concerns to consider
By Alexis Milan Editor The government’s budget presentation last week, “Maintaining Steadiness; Consolidating Stability; Advancing Growth”, put an emphasis on curbing public spending and maximizing revenue collecting measures. And while the debate on the budget isn’t scheduled until next week in Parliament, some have already taken the time to scrutinize […]

Latest budget proposes austerity measures and cost cuts
Prime Minister Dean Barrow said prior to presenting his 2018 budget that he would not introduce any new taxes, but he did say there would be some tweaking of existing taxes, chief among which is a 12.5 percent charge to now be levied on mobile […]

New Belize city PUP team sworn in but finances look dismal
Belize City – the municipality with the largest population – held a swearing-in ceremony for the new municipal government on Wednesday afternoon, exactly one week after the People’s United Party’s (PUP) full 11-member slate was elected to office. But after the fanfare and celebration of […]

Voter turnout fell slightly in 2018 municipal elections
The municipal elections held last week saw 2,777 more electors turn out to the polls over the 2015 municipal elections – an increase of about 4%, from 62,792 to 65,569. Yet voter turnout dropped from an estimated 59% at the previous municipal elections to 57% […]

Editorial
Final results for the Town Council election on San Pedro show that there is a gap of 38 votes between the candidate for Mayor, Daniel Guerrero of the UDP and his PUP rival, Abner Perez. The gap between other rival candidates was wider – a margin of 325 votes for […]

Lesbian group seeks SSB benefits for gay couples
The activist group PETAL (Promoting Empowerment Through Awareness For Les/Bi Women) held a forum on Wednesday with representatives of the Social Security Board (SSB) with the theme “Exploring the Benefits of Social Security for Women: Past, Present and Future”. The event at the Radisson Fort […]

Belize City man killed in front of family
Emil Fernando Audinett, 29, became Belize City’s latest murder victim on Wednesday night when a gunman entered his yard on Ordonez Avenue and unleashed a barrage of bullets on him in front of his wife and children. No one else was injured in the shooting; […]

Belize Bank wins UHS enforcement order in US Court
The Belize Bank won an enforcement order in a United States Federal Court against the government of Belize, on Monday, in the ongoing legal battle over the debt guarantee for Universal Health Services (UHS), which was issued by the People’s United Party. On Monday, the […]

Another plane lands in Orange Walk
Orange Walk police have detained one man in connection with an investigation involving a suspected drug plane which crash-landed in an area behind Blue Creek, Orange Walk early Thursday morning. According to police, shortly after midnight on March 15th, cops received a report that an […]

Blogs

Shelley Griffith tells us “Why Belize”
Shelley Griffith is from Canada, a die-hard Seahawks fan, and all around sports nut. She is also a pretty awesome and hilarious friend to a bunch of us in Belize. After meeting her and discovering that her primary reason for traveling to Ambergris Caye is diving, I had to ask why. I’m not a diver, but realize that there is a community of them who connect and feel passionate about the water sport. Shelley shared a little bit about why diving and why Belize. How did you find out about Belize? I travel quite a bit and when I wanted to see Maya history, Belize and Guatemala were first to come up on a Google search. After more research, I decided to do Belize over Guatemala because it has such a diverse eco-system with the jungle and the Caribbean Sea only a few hours away.

Southwest Seat Sale on Flights From Belize, Weather, Passport and Family Travel Requirements
So far March has been normal as far as the wind is concerned. I can tell when it picks up from the east when the zinc roofing next door rattles. If it is coming from the north it can be gusty and dusty at my front door – the joys of a city girl. Longer and stronger breezy periods make the warmer days much more bearable. My editor chimed in saying the temperatures in the morning have been cool as she turns her balcony into a short commute for coffee and work. The actual temperatures have been averaging highs around 29 °C, and evening lows at 22°C – 2 days ago I needed a jacket while enjoying dinner on the water. The weather right now is perfect for sunbathing, but only for short bursts as even if you feel cool because of the wind, you can burn quickly. Use sunblock, pack a hat, or make sure you have some shade. Many people (myself included) were using umbrellas for shade in Belize City on Sunday afternoon at the Ruta Maya race finish line.

International Sourcesizz

Bahamas looking to Jamaica, Belize for greater collaboration under EPA
A senior Bahamian private sector official says he hopes local companies would together with their counterparts from Jamaica and Belize be more aware of the opportunities offered by the Caribbean Forum (CARIFORUM)-European Union (EU) Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA). The accord, which was signed in 2008, replaces the trade component of Lomé IV and its successor Cotonou agreement in 2000. Speaking at the CARIFORUM-EU EPA workshop on Thursday, Executive Chairman of the Bahamas Agricultural and Industrial Corporation (BAIC), Michael Foulkes, said Bahamian companies were already taking advantage of the opportunities provided by international trade partnerships and is supportive of efforts to build awareness for the private sector.

Corozal Junior College held their 2018 Business Expo
Everyone in Corozal was invited to attend the Corozal Junior College Business Fair. On March 16, 2018, Corozal Junior College Held Their Business expo today inside the CCC Compound. The Business Expo commenced at 9am and concluded at 4pm. Each booth had their own booth food served, mix drinks, Coffee, Smoothies, Jewelries, Handmade crafts, Ice Cream homemade, pastries, sweets, and lots more. Students that participated in this year’s Expo had to create their own unique Business. I saw colorful and creative booths at the expo this year and it was the most attractive I have ever seen.

Top 25 Destinations — World: Ambergris Caye named as one of the Best Destinations in the World by TripAdvisor!

Videos

  • Special Envoy for Women and Children, Mrs. Kim Simplis Barrow comments on the 20,000 Srong March, 1.5min.

  • Diving Belize - Half Moon Wall, 26min.

  • Diving Belize - Cypress Canyons, 26min.

  • Diving Belize - Mermaids Den, 26min.

  • COROZAL JUNIOR COLLEGE CELEBRATED THEIR ANNUAL EXPO FAIR, 7.5min. The annual Corozal Junior College expo was held today in the Corozal District, showcasing the potential of our young students. We swung by to see what creative ideas were on display and found young students ready for the real world.

  • New IDB report analyzes the current macroeconomic situation in the region, including Belize, 4min. "The big challenge is to strengthen inclusive growth and reduce poverty" Dr. Jordi Prat, Regional Economic Principal Specialist of the Inter-American Development Bank’s (IDB) Department for Central America, Mexico, Panama, Haiti and the Dominican Republic, and Country Economist for Belize, delivered a presentation entitled, “Inclusive Growth: Opportunities and Challenges for Central America and the Dominican Republic” on March 14, 2018 highlighting the Region’s social and macroeconomic conditions, opportunities and risks in the medium term.

  • Belize Forest Department Public Notice on Forest Fires, 1.5min. The Fire Season is here. Each year, over 97,000 acres of Belize’s land surface are seriously affected by wildfires. Often times these fires are either intentionally set by hunters for game hunting or arise from the negligent use of fire by farmers for the burning of their milpas and other agricultural lands. To reduce forest fires: 1. Hunters are reminded that no person should use fires for hunting (in accordance with the Forest Fire Protection Act CAP212, Forest Act CAP213, National Protected Areas System Act No. 17, 2015 and the Wildlife Protection Act CAP220).

  • 2018 Belize Honeymoon, 22min.

  • Belize 2018, 12min.

  • San Pedro, 3.5min.

  • Belize: Booze Cruise, Hol Chan Marine Reserve, Shark Ray Alley, Caye Caulker, 6.5min.

  • Diving Belize - The Aquarium 2, 20min.

  • Diving Belize - Half Moon Wall 2, 11min.

  • The Growler, Tiger Cave, Belize, 13min. 2013 discoveries in Tiger Cave, downstream section of the Roaring River.

  • Diving Belize - The Aquarium 3, 26min.

  • Dangriga Dream Ballers vs Belize City Defenders:, 70min.


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