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Today's Belize News: April 7, 2018 #529740
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Last night's TV news on Channel 7, Channel 5, LOVETV, PGTV, West Vision (Cayo) and CTV 3. Also with the most recent Open Your Eyes, and other specials


The San Pedro Sun

Glanbrook Veterinary Service hosts CPR training for pet owners
The Glanbrook Veterinary Service, from Hamilton, Canada hosted a Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) seminar for pet owners at the Lions Den in San Pedro Town on Tuesday, April 3rd. The CPR training saw participants being educated by Doctor Heather McGowan and Rebecca Sand on how to perform CPR on their pets, as well as life saving techniques and basic first aid. The seminar began at 10:30am, with Dr. McGowan explaining the importance of CPR and how you go about doing it. According to Dr. McGowan, first you check if the pet is breathing by blowing into their nostril and observe if the airways open, or you can call them by their name to see if their respond. If still there is no response then you proceed with CPR.

Robert Mariano, new Commander of the Eastern Division North, visits San Pedro
The new Commander in charge of overseeing the Eastern Division North (Northside Belize City and the cayes), Assistant Commissioner of Police, Robert Mariano visited San Pedro Town on Wednesday, April 3rd, where he met with members of the San Pedro Police Formation. Mariano discussed with San Pedro Police a plan of action to deter criminal activity on the island. At the end of the session, Mariano, along with Officer in Charge of the Coastal Executive Unit, Superintendent Henry Jemmott, presented awards to three police officers for their outstanding work during the past three months.

Belize participates in the UNCAF Beach Soccer Cup 2018
The Belize National Beach Soccer Selection team participated in the Central America Football Union (UNCAF) 2018 Beach Soccer Cup that took place in El Salvador from Thursday, March 29th through Saturday, March 31st. Among the players representing Belize were three island athletes; Rugerri Trejo, Highking Roberts and Sean Mas. The other players on the team were Frank Lopez, Jermaine Jones, Byron Usher, Jones Brandon, Keiton Dyer, Eugene Martinez, Jose Galdamez, Raymond Rivas, Marlon Meza, Evan Mariano, Jeromy James, Byron Ferrel, Jonard Castillo, Richard Omoruyi and Edwani Munoz. Belize played its first match in the tournament on Thursday, March 29th, against El Salvador. At the end of the game time, El Salvador came out victorious with a 5-1 point score.

Arlene Torres finds San Pedro Sun eggs!
13 eggs were hidden in the Easter issue of The San Pedro Sun last week and Arlene Torres’ eagle eyes managed to find them all by the day’s end on Thursday, March 29th. Every year for the past 13 years, we have been hiding eggs for a fun ‘egg hunt’ in our paper. The prize for this year’s hunt was a $100 gift certificate from Rapidito Loans. Hoping to walk off with this prize, Torres set out to search diligently, finding 12 almost immediately. Egg #13 was the challenge, but once she located it, she happily called into the office with her finds. Congratulations Arlene, and enjoy your prize!

The Ambergris Caye Masonic Lodge hosts Easter Egg Hunt
The Ambergris Caye Masonic Lodge (ACML) held their first ever Easter Egg Hunt at the San Pedro High School (SPHS) in San Pedro Town on Monday, April 2nd. The event saw a large group of families and children enjoying the fun-filled activity. Children and parents armed with colorful Easter baskets, arrived early at the SPHS, eagerly waiting until the gates of the school opened. At 12PM the large crowd quickly made its way inside to begin the hunt for Easter Eggs. 1,000 Easter eggs were hidden all over, from under the seats of the auditorium to under plants and objects found at the high school compound. After the Easter Egg Hunt, children got to play with their friends while enjoying the fruits of their hunting labor.

Ambergris Today

Belize Signs Cooperation Agreement With Panama
On Friday, April 6, 2018, the Governments of Belize and the Republic of Panama signed a Cooperation Agreement aimed at promoting and deepening the mutually beneficial cooperation between the two countries. Signing on behalf of the Government of Belize was Hon. Wilfred Elrington, Minister of Foreign Affairs, and on behalf of the Government of the Republic of Panama was Her Excellency Marta Irene Boza, Ambassador of Panama to Belize.

Maintenance Worker Found Dead In Empty Lot In San Mateo Area
At about 12:30a.m. on Friday, April 6, 2018, San Pedro police responded to reports of noise coming from an abandoned lot in the San Mateo Area, north of San Pedro Town, Ambergris Caye. Officers observed the lifeless body of Lee Roy Haylock, 22, maintenance worker of San Mateo San Pedro Town.

Kim Simplis On Gender Based Violence In San Pedro
The Special Envoy for Women and Children, Mrs. Kim Simplis Barrow has been following the case of Ms. Carrie Tripodi who was severely beaten by her ex-boyfriend, Mr. Russel Casimiro on the night of April 1, 2018. Mrs. Simplis Barrow feels the need to release a statement, as she is extremely appalled and dissatisfied by the negligent way in which the case is being handled by law enforcement officers. The Special Envoy is concerned about details that have emerged regarding the handling of the case namely: a) Assertions that the medico - legal report that documents the extent of the injuries sustained by Ms. Tripodi was apparently lost by the Police and so the Magistrate was not permitted a fair opportunity to assess the extent of the damage caused by Mr. Casimiro to Ms. Tripodi.

Misc Belizean Sources

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Jim Patterson passes away
It is with profound sadness that I share the news of the death of Jim " Capt. Easy " Patterson. He came ashore in San Pedro on his sailboat The Diversion in 1990 or there about. He fell in love with the island and purchased land in S. San Pedro. The best builder, Mr Graniel sat down and on a bar napkin designed his home. A great residence came to be which reflected Jim at his finest. Casa Manana. So many occasions to recall. His marriage to Sharon, the wedding there, their lingerie party, way too many to list. I know he will be remembered by many.

San Pedro Lagoon Clean Up
Today, Saturday! Meet at the bridge at 7AM, the more help the better! Let's keep La Isla...BONITA! Join us in clean sweeping our beautiful San Pedro Lagoon and mangrove waterways. Don’t be late! We are meeting under the bridge. Let’s clean up our mangrove river! We will have some boats available for people hop on, but if you want to bring your own means of transportation (anyone got kayaks?), then that's more room for garbage! There are also some spots accessible by land if you don't want to go out on the water! Bring dive boots/water shoes and some hand cleaner disinfectant, maybe a pair of scissors for snipping fishing line from mangrove.

Minister of National Security Tours Southside Belize City Police Precincts
The Hon. John Saldivar, Minister of National Security, in an unannounced visit, toured Southside Belize City Police Precincts on April 5, 2018. The purpose of the Minister's visit was to get a first-hand impression of the operations being carried out by the police department in the city and to salute the men and women who patrol the city streets every night to ensure citizens' security. The Minister was accompanied by Chief Executive Officer, Felix Enriquez; the Commissioner of Police Allen Whylie; Deputy Commissioner of Police, Clyde Chester Williams; Southside Commander, Sr. Supt. Howell Gillett; and other senior officials of the Belize Police Department.

Belize Signs Cooperation Agreement with Panama
April 6th, the Governments of Belize and the Republic of Panama signed a Cooperation Agreement aimed at promoting and deepening the mutually beneficial cooperation between the two countries. Signing on behalf of the Government of Belize was Hon. Wilfred Elrington, Minister of Foreign Affairs, and on behalf of the Government of the Republic of Panama was Her Excellency Marta Irene Boza, Ambassador of Panama to Belize.

Professional Development and Wellness Workshops
The Peace Corps is having a series of wellness workshops tomorrow at the SISE HoC. They'll have everything from wellness seminars to nutritional cooking sessions to yoga classes. Registration starts at 8:00am, and the fun begins at 9:00. Thanks, Peace Corps! "Happening on Saturday April 7th, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm, Free Professional Development & Wellness Workshop at the San Ignacio & Santa Elena House of Culture (NICH)! The House of Culture will host presentations centered on improving your life through healthy choices and healthier living. These workshops are done in collaboration with Joshua Fuller of the Peace Corps. Topics to be discussed will be centered on the benefits of exercise for pregnant women, ways to increase health and fitness, and having healthier bodies by eating healthier foods."

SBDC Workshop: Start Up Essentials
Presented by: Ms. Sarita Bejerano, Business Advisor SBDCBelize, Beltraide. Location: La Inmaculdada Credit Union Training Room, 5 Park Street, Orange Walk Town. Workshop Date: April 12, 2018. Time: 9am to 12:00noon. The workshop aims is to equip participants with knowledge, skills and capabilities necessary to start a business on the right foot, taking the necessary steps to formalization as well introducing them to steps and activities to finalizing their business idea. Through this workshop attendees will be competent individuals with the skills and knowledge necessary to choose a feasible business idea and start a business that has taken the necessary steps to formalization with the aim to protect their investment and abide by the legal guidelines in Belize. Free of cost.

Prime Minister Departs the Country for Medical Appointment
The Office of the Prime Minister informs that the Prime Minister Rt. Hon. Dean Barrow departed the country today, April 6th. The Prime Minister is attending a previously scheduled medical appointment. He will return to Belize on Tuesday, April 10, 2018. During his absence, the Hon. Hugo Patt, Minister of Local Government, Rural Development, Public Service, Energy and Public Utilities, will act as Prime Minister.

Two Females Shaken, After Armed Home Invasion in Corozal
On Wednesday March 28th, 2018 about 3:30 p.m. Beth Laseter a retired expat reported that she came home with her female friend Jasmine, who stays with her. After reaching home, she noticed that her dogs were not around, so she called them and there was no response. Jasmine went to the rear of the house and called them but still there was no response. Beth and Jasmine proceeded to enter the house and whilst in the kitchen, a man grabbed Beth by the throat, put a choke hold on her and a gun to her head. The bad hombre asked her to go with her but she refused, so he dragged her down the hall and pushed her inside the bathroom and tied her hands together. Stolen was $2,400 in US currency, $500 Belize currency, 2,500 Mexican pesos and an assortment of jewelry.

Development Manager Job Opportunity - Ya’axché Conservation Trust
We have an exciting opportunity for you to join our team as Development Manager! In this position, you will be expected to work alongside the development team to manage and strengthen fundraising for Ya’axché’s programs according to Ya’axché’s Fundraising Strategy. Apply today!

Channel 7

Man Knifed To Death On San Pedro
There was a murder in San Pedro Town last night, the first in 2 months and 1 week. 22 year-old Lee Roy Haylock, who's also been identified to us as "Brian Haylock", was found stabbed to death a few miles north of the island town. It was a very deliberate and cruel killing with multiple stab wounds and no sign of robbery. So, it appears to be a personal dispute of some kind which led to his murder. Our news team was out on the island for the most of today, looking for answers, and Daniel Ortiz found out that there were many sides of the man called "Fraud".

Prime Minister Patt?
Tonight, Hugo Patt is your Prime Minister. That's right, the Patchakan resident and Corozal North representative has been named acting Prime Minister while PM Barrow is out of the country. A press release from the Prime Minister's Office announced that Barrow left the country today to go see the doctor for his ailing back. He returns on Tuesday - and - until then - in what is considered to be a very surprising choice - Patt has been named acting PM.

Robbers Flip in Vehicle After Police Pursuit
This Dodge Nitro SUV overturned at mile 26 on the George Price Highway may look like just another road accident. But, actually, reports say it was the culmination of a police chase - where the bad guys ended up flipping and getting shot by the cops. Information is very sketchy at this time, but 7News has confirmed that at least three men were in the Dodge Nitro when they allegedly robbed a delivery truck from Belmopan.

Immigration Sweep Nets 14 “Bargirls”
Last night Belize City police did a major roundup of illegal bar workers in Belize City and Ladyville. An operation between Immigration and Police netted 14 women who did not have proper immigration and working documents. The joint operation picked them up from nightspots well known for hiring "bargirls" as they are called. They are expected to be charged and possibly deported. In these roundups - the women are usually screened as possible human traffic victims.

Charges for Corozal Drug Smuggling Operation
Last night, our headline story was the major drugs and ammunition bust which Corozal Police made at the northern border on Wednesday night. They intercepted a drug smuggling operation in progress, and the cops are reporting tonight that all 4 occupants of the 2 vehicles which were being used, have been criminally charged. Those occupants were Blancaneaux Maudel, Michelle Benguche, Kenyon Lewis, and Phylmore King, and at this time they are awaiting an arraignment in Magistrate's Court.

Progresso Woman Critical After Accident
There was a serious accident in Orange Walk this evening - and a woman is in critical condition because of it. 33 year old Victoria Garcia from Progresso village was flung out of this Chevrolet Tracker between miles 50 and 51. She was driving the vehicle when it had a mechanical failure with the steering, sending her plunging into a ditch on the side of the road. The vehicle flipped and she was thrown from the vehicle. She was found unconscious on the side of the road with a head injury and taken to the northern regional hospital. She was then transferred to the KHMH because of the seriousness of her condition.

Mayor Explains Suspension of City Administrator
As we told you last night, the Belize City Administrator Candice Miller has been suspended for a month, on full pay. This comes one month after the PUP council took office - and of course they would have a problem with Miller. She signed a multi-year contract extension just months before the old UDP council was voted out. That became the subject of much controversy and criticism during the campaign - and so it's not surprising that the PUP Council would have some difficulty working with her. But - even so - an abrupt suspension was not expected. Today was asked the Mayor for his justification:...

Can Mayor and City Admin. Work Together?
So, with such a negative characterization of the management style that Mayor Wagner says prevailed in the last administration - even with the City Administrator's suspension is over - can he work with her? That's what we asked him today:... Jules Vasquez: "Can you move forward with her?" Bernard Wagner: "The reality of it- we've got to be real in this business; people might say it is political victimization. The fact of the matter is that the past mayor when he undertook to give the contract to the city administrator with a term passing the life of this administration he clearly put her under significant scrutiny. It is sad, it is a sad situation..."

Distrust: Mayor Removed City Admin As Signatory
But even while the way ahead with the City Administrator is unclear - her role in the council had already been trimmed down. First she was removed as a signatory on all council checks - which is unusual because she is the accounting officer for the council. We asked the mayor what controls are now in place for signing checks:.. Jules Vasquez- Reporter: "You removed her as a signatory for the council's checks. Now, she is the accounting officer. How does that work? Because then who is the accounting officer? Do you become the accounting officer? I don't even understand the logistics of that. How can the accounting officer be removed from the payment chain?"

Mayor Makes Checks To Himself For Distribution of “Social Assistance”
And right now, moving along for the mayor means having weekly clinic meetings with city residents who are asking for social assistance. The last mayor never did that but Wagner prides himself on having a common, compassionate touch. But, as we found out, this puts him in what could be called a prickly situation in terms of accountability. Here's how he explained it:.. Bernard Wagner - Belize City Mayor: "I have Wednesdays when I meet my people and the past mayor from what I understand here did not encourage that, but I feel that as a mayor of fledgling city, you want to be able to connect with your people, you want to hear their concerns. Most of the people, a lot of them just want to enter the office and sit and talk with the mayor for a 5 minutes - tell them about their dreams and their goals, their personal goals. You will have the occasional individuals who wants a little assistance. That is what a council is for."

Mayor Laments “Barbarians At The Gate”
And while the Holy Bible is what he accounts to - there's also a sort of unofficial political bible - which dictates that space must be found to employ party supporters. It the reality of politics - and for the PUP - which has not held elected office in City Hall for 12 years - it's been a famine. And now they're knocking on the door of a council which already has a hard time meeting its payroll and recurrent expenses. We asked the mayor how he is managing it all:.. Jules Vasquez: "You have jumped into a moving vehicle that is racing downhill. What has it been like just trying to work administratively to regularize operations and at the same time working at the higher level dealing with your people, your supporters - that's real, but also trying to create some of the opportunities - some of the platform you were elected on. Has it been hectic, crazy and completely out of control?"

Police Minister Visits Police
Last night police officers working the streets of the south side got a surprise from Minister of National Security John Saldivar - who paid them an unexpected visit. Along with CEO Felix Enriquez and Commissioner of Police Allen Whylie Saldivar was briefed on the southside situation by Deputy Commissioner of Police, Chester Williams and led on the tour by Southside Commander, Senior Superintendent Howell Gillett. We spoke Gillett about it today and he said the visit had a positive effect on his officers.

Teaching City Kids The Value Of Hard Work On The Farm
These days on the news it seems that police are doing more than just law enforcement; they're doing mediation, social work, education, and now, even farming. Today, Senior Superintendent Howell Gillett organized for 24 kids from Belize City to be taken to different farms in Maskall not just to learn about farming but to find out the benefits it has in promoting a positive lifestyle. Sahar Vasquez joined the field trip and reports on the farming initiative. Maskall is home to many of Belize top producing farms and today 24 city kids that rarely ever leave the city got the opportunity to spend the day visiting them.

The Many Trials Of Woman Beater Russell Casimiro
He pleaded guilty to wounding his ex-girlfriend, and got a small fine plus probation - but when he did that forty-year-old Russel Casimiro surely didn't know that was just the beginning of his problems. The San Pedro resident and tour guide has been blasted on Facebook for the injuries he caused to his ex-girlfriend thirty-year-old American Carrie Tripodi.

Galen and IOM Join Forces
The International Organization for Migration and Galen University teamed up on a migration management project. The main goal is to engage stakeholders in government and academia in the broad and multi-faceted issue of migration. Areas such as human trafficking and smuggling will be addressed in this joint effort. Here is more from the signing: Coordinator: "Today, it is a very important day. We are signing an implementation of agreement and also a general agreement with Galen University. This specific capacity building program that we have partnered with Galen University to carry out falls under two initiatives that are currently implementing in Belize..."

Channel 5

Leeroy Haylock Killed in Fight in San Pedro
The forty-ninth murder victim since January is a youth from San Pedro. He was killed in the early hours of this morning on the north side of La Isla Bonita. [...]

Boy Mauled and Disfigured by Marauding Rottweiler
Three-year-old Jase Brown of Belmopan is in a bad way tonight, after suffering a sudden and vicious attack by a Rottweiler. He had gone out walking with his father in [...]

B.T.B. Disowns “Tour Guide”/Domestic Abuser Russell Casimiro
There was public outcry this week when Russel Casimiro, a purported tour guide, received what appeared to be a slap on the wrist for beating up his ex-girlfriend and leaving [...]

John Saldivar Makes Quiet Visit to South Side Checkpoints
Like American military officials in Iraq or Afghanistan, Minister of National Security John Saldivar, his C.E.O. and other top brass in the Police Department swooped down on the south side [...]

P.M. Picks Hugo Patt to Act During Medical Appointment
Beginning today and until next week Tuesday, Hugo Patt, the Minister of Local Government, Rural Development, Public Service, Energy and Public Utilities will be acting as Prime Minister. It is [...]

Panama Shakes Hands with Belize on 2-Year Cooperation Agreement
One of Belize’s staunchest friends in Central America since 1981 is formalizing ties in a number of important fields that will be beneficial to both countries. Today, the Ambassador of [...]

Panamanians Take No Sides in Border Dispute
As you’ve heard, Foreign Affairs Minister Elrington says Panama has been supporting the territorial integrity of Government of Belize since 1981.  Next Saturday, Guatemala will be holding its referendum on [...]

Belize Granted South American Visa Waiver for COPA Flights
Elrington says that the relationship between Belize and Panama got a further boost with the start of direct flights between both countries by COPA Airlines, which connects Belize to South [...]

C.C.J. Will Be Allowed to Make U.H.S. Decision, Says A.G.
The highly anticipated decision on the Belize Bank Limited versus Government of Belize in the matter of the thirty-six million Belize dollar debt, plus interest, originally granted to Universal Health [...]

Crazy Highway Vehicle War between Robbers, Police after Robbery
There was a daring apparent robbery on the George Price Highway this afternoon. A delivery truck for a business from Belmopan was the alleged target. Police, responding, apparently set up [...]

Dangriga Man Bailed for Unlawful Sex Act
Dangriga resident Hezron Ellis is out on bail of five thousand dollars, three months after being charged with having unlawful sexual intercourse with a female minor. The twenty-one-year-old was told [...]

Man Wants to Plead Guilty but Says Drugs Aren’t His
Fifty-four-year-old Herman Reyes of LaCroix Boulevard is out on bail for a drug trafficking charge. Police on Thursday found two separate parcels of cannabis together weighing just over half a [...]

Police Lay Charges in Border Drug Bust
Four persons have been charged in connection with the drug bust made at the northern border on Wednesday night. Blancaneaux Maudel, Michelle Benguche, Kenyon Lewis and Phylmore King were charged [...]

City Kids Get a Taste of “Village Life” in Maskall
The quiet Easter weekend in Belize City was due as much to police watchfulness as to the fact that most Belizeans left town for cooler climes like the cayes, Placencia, [...]

S.S.B., Agric Lend Support to Gardening Program
We have told you of the Police Department’s plan to introduce “green gardening” – agricultural greenhouses to bolster the school feeding program and specific classes to teach backyard gardening to [...]

Help Coming for Farm Roads in Rural North
On our visit to Maskall today we were confronted by a common problem in the agriculture sector: poor road infrastructure. While the Nago Bank Road was at least in serviceable [...]

In C.W.U. Elections, It’s Moses Vs “Mose”
The Christian Workers’ Union holds its annual general meeting on Saturday at the Bishop Sylvestre Memorial Center. It will be highlighted by elections for a new executive after the departure [...]

Mexico’s Pena Nieto Targets Donald Trump over Latest Threats
In international news, U.S. president Donald Trump has signed an order to send National Guard troops to stop illegal immigrants heading to the United States. This comes on the heels [...]

Police Land Some Jobs for Youths
As we told you, Regional Commander Howell Gillett is bringing a new approach to crime fighting in the city by creating opportunities for at-risk youths from the city’s south side.  [...]

Come to the Maskall Agricultural Fair on April 22
If you liked the products we showed you earlier tonight from the Maskall area, there is an opportunity in a few weeks’ time to go get some yourself, and get [...]

LOVE FM

Four persons charged in Northern Border Drugs Bust
Blancaneaux Maudel, Michelle Benguche, Kenyon Lewis and Phylmore King were charged with Importation of Drugs, Drug Trafficking, and Unlicensed ammunition. On Wednesday night, Corozal Police intercepted two vehicles at the northern border. The vehicles were returning from Chetumal. Blancaneaux Maudel was driving a Ford Escape accompanied by Michelle Benguche while Kenyon Lewis was the driver …

Who will be the next president of CWU?
On Saturday an election will be held to fill the post of President of the Christian Workers Union. Last year, Dale Trujeque resigned as the President of the Union and since then, the union’s Vice President, Basil Brannon has been acting as the President. The CWU will hold its Annual General Meeting tomorrow and members …

CWU elections to take place amidst controversy
And while the Union is preparing for elections on Saturday, two stevedores claim that their grievance hearings with the union are not being addressed. A release being circulated says since April of last year the union has constantly been undermining the process by not recognizing their rights. They claim their grievances have been treated in …

Ministry of Health vaccinating against cervical cancer
Cervical cancer is one of the common forms of cancer found in women. Dr. Melissa Diaz, Primary Health Coordinator at Central Health Region said that the best way to prevent this type of cancer is by getting vaccinated. Diaz said that the Human Papilloma virus vaccine is now available. Dr. Melissa Diaz – Primary Health …

World Pediatric will hold clinic in Corozal on April 8
The World Pediatric Project is hosting the Pediatric Urology and Spina Bifida Mission 2018 to help patients with kidney problems, spinal injuries, nephrotic syndrome and other problems. Patients can visit the Corozal Hospital on Sunday to see a specialist. Love News spoke with KhandiceTillett, Project Manager for World Pediatric Project who shared more about the …

Murder on La Isla Bonita
22-year-old Lee Roy Haylock, a maintenance worker of the San Mateo area on San Pedro Town was killed sometime this morning. According to police, Police on the island were alerted by a noise coming from an abandoned lot in an area north of San Pedro Town sometime around 12:30 this morning. Officers responded and when …

Special Envoy dissatisfied with police’s handling of domestic Violence case
The office of the Special Envoy of Belize, Kim Simplis Barrow, issued a release on Thursday in which she expressed concern over how a case of domestic violence was handled in San Pedro Ambergris Caye. That case involves Russell Casimiro who was arrested, charged, arraigned, fined a thousand dollars and later released on probation for …

Belize City Administrator suspended pending investigations
The City Administrator at the Belize City Council, Candace Miller has been placed on suspension. According to what we were made to understand, the move was after the discovery of several questionable transactions. Shortly after coming into office, Mayor Bernard Wagner indicated to the media that they would be doing a complete study of transactions …

Nelson Flores charged with Drug Trafficking
34-year-old Nelson Flores of Santa Elena Town was arrested and charged with Drug Trafficking. San Ignacio Police visited Flores’ home today where they observed him throwing a black plastic bag in the bathroom. Upon retrieval, police discovered 78.9 grams of cannabis. As a result, police arrested and charged Flores with Drug Trafficking.


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City Administrator Candice Miller suspended for one month
Before he demitted office earlier this year, former Belize City mayor Darrell Bradley signed a 4-year contract with city administrator Candice Miller, saddling the incoming city administration with Miller for four years, one year beyond the legal life of the new city council. Notwithstanding Miller’s “good fortune” in landing such a contract, late word out of City Hall tonight is that she has been suspended for dereliction of her fiduciary duties to the newly elected People’s United Party (PUP)-controlled Belize City Council.

71-year-old woman robbed, kidnapped and left tied up to a tree 13 miles from home
Easter Monday night was absolute terror for 71-year-old Judith Classen, an American citizen who lives alone in Cotton Tree. Two bandits invaded her home, grabbed her laptop computer, tied her up, and dumped her into the trunk of her vehicle. The bandits then drove the vehicle to Mahogany Heights, 13 miles away. When they got there, they took her out of the trunk of the vehicle, tied her to a tree, and then drove away. The vehicle has not been recovered.

Relentless Rottweiler attacks boy, 3; he may lose his right ear
Three-year-old Jake Brown is lucky to be alive after he was attacked by a Rottweiler guard dog despite the efforts of his father, Darren Brown, to shield him. The dog attacked from all angles, biting the boy on his ears, on his back, and on his head and arms. The doctor who is treating Jake at the Western Regional Hospital fears that he will lose his right ear. In an interview with our colleagues at Plus TV News, Darren Brown said the incident occurred at about 6:30 Tuesday evening at Mae Gordon Park, near the University of Belize entrance, in Belmopan. Brown said that he and his son were walking in the park when he saw the dog trotting towards them. He said the dog suddenly went into attack mode, and the target was his son.

Fuel, butane gaan up, electricity gwine up!
A release today from Government’s Press Office said that there will be another significant increase in the cost of butane tomorrow, Friday, April 6. A rise in the price of LPG (butane, propane) is never good news, especially a steep rise. The price hike is a direct blow to the stomach, a higher cost for the preparation of food, so it is never implemented without a considerable amount of grumbling. The price hike is almost always initiated by the importers of LPG, and everyone knows the effect it will have on the economy.

Easter murder – George Hyde, 37, found chopped to death
Easter Sunday morning brought devastation to Alvin Hyde and his family, who reside in Belmopan. His son, George, 37, a farmer of Buena Vista, was found dead on his verandah in the peaceful village at about 8:00 that morning. He had been chopped in the head, face, neck, and upper body. Information we’ve received is that people passing by the house saw him motionless on the verandah and called police. Police investigations into the vicious murder led to a man from the village who has been detained for questioning.

Senators tackle the 2018-2019 budget in debate
The debate in the lower chamber on the government appropriation bill and a number of other bills, continued in the upper house of parliament today, where senators from across the political divide, and the social partners, deliberated before passing the measures into law. Following some stinging presentations on the government budget by known Senate heavy-hitters such as Opposition PUP senator, Eamon Courtenay, and business community senator, Mark Lizarraga, the NGO senator, Osmany Salas, excoriated it. Senator Salas took the government to task for its position on crime, and the absence of any meaningful program in the budget to fight it.

A joyful Easter, as Belizean Justin Williams becomes the 90th Holy Saturday Cross Country Champion
Born in the USA to Belizean parents, 28-year-old Justin Williams has been visiting his ancestral homeland, the Jewel from his teenage years and participating in our local races, including a few Cross Country’s. He was the last Belizean Cross Country champion, in 2015, after which Guatemala’s Alejandro Padilla captured the garland back-to-back in 2016 and 2017. (Padilla did not come to defend his crown.) So, after a hectic few hours of blistering pace and many early breaks in the 90th Holy Saturday Cross Country Classic on March 31, there slowly developed a feeling of hope and guarded optimism across the land, as reports indicated that the lone Belizean rider that had successfully broken away from the lead group around Mile 35 on the return journey, had actually sustained and even opened his lead to two and a half minutes going into Hattieville. Would the garland come back home?

Belize Beach Volleyball referee attends 2018 Commonwealth Games in Australia
The Belize Volleyball Association (BVA) is pleased to announce that Mr. Martin Swasey, Beach Volleyball International Referee, has been nominated by the FIVB as one of the officials at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games to be held from April 4-15 in Australia. It is a very big honor for Belize to have one of its referees nominated for such a prestigious world level event. The Commonwealth Games take place every four years and are the second largest world level Games, second only to the Olympics. The event comprises 18 sports and seven para-sports, with Beach Volleyball making its Commonwealth Games debut this year.

Hopkins Scramble – Saturday, April 7, & March results
The Belize Amateur Golf Association (BAGA) held its March 2018 monthly tournament at Roaring River Golf Course on Saturday, the 17th. The course was dry and firm, making the course play short. In fact, the course played so short that Paul Martin, the long drive winner, almost got a hole-in-one with his long drive shot. The prevailing dry conditions of late May make for interesting golf when golfers may have to contend with chasms of scorched earth. Congratulations to Sam Mathias and Kev Miller, the winners of the Gross and Net categories, respectively.

Cricket Update from the BNCA
Greetings once again from the Belize National Cricket Association (BNCA)! There were no games played over the Easter weekend in the BNCA Sir Barry Bowen Harrison Parks Cricket Competition 2018, but we had some interesting matches on March 24 & 25. In Rancho Delores, Western Eagles had a big win over Easy Does It on Saturday, March 24. It was a great game to watch, very close, and was almost a tie breaker! But the Eagles came out victorious; congrats, Western Eagles! Big Up to Casper Smith of Western Eagles; he was the Man of the Match!

Editorial: IC of J: yes or no?
The Republic of Guatemala is expected, despite a recent attempt in their courts to block it, to have a national referendum next week Sunday, April 15, 2018, to decide whether to submit their claim to Belizean territory to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) for arbitration. If the Guatemalans vote “yes” to the ICJ, pressure will come on Belize to do likewise, that is, accept ICJ arbitration, when Belize holds its own national referendum on the matter later this year or early next year. At this newspaper, we have never considered ourselves experts on what is now referred to as the Guatemala/Belize differendum. You should know that good Belizean friends of ours immediately opposed the ICJ option from the time it emerged with the Special Agreement in late 2008. The newspaper’s humble opinion has been and remains, however, that Belizeans cannot reject the ICJ option out of hand. It will be difficult for Amandala to avoid declaring itself in favor or not in favor of ICJ arbitration once a national referendum is to be held.

Democratic Maturity
Dear Editor, I must be the first to confess that there is much that I do not like about the United States but will also be the first to confess that there is much I love about it. The Americans have managed to build a First World superpower in a relatively short period of time in their short 200-plus years of existence. They have done this through innovation, hard work and a vision of where they wanted to be in the future. Their leadership had their eyes on global influence and they did everything to push their national interest to achieve that. The US has always, and that’s even before this current administration’s public pronouncement, placed American interests first. Those who have not seen this are blind. While there may be those who disagree with this, I will save that conversation for another time.

Howard A. Frankson’s advice on protecting our reefs
Dear Sir, George Orwell in his classic novel 1984, described a totalitarian society in which innovation was discouraged, initiative was discarded and only the strictest, word-for-word interpretation of the law was allowed to prescribe life, liberty, and the pursuit of prosperity for subjects of the State, and only if you were an approved, designated Citizen. It is an unfortunate reality that young, untested democracies often adopt Orwellian interpretations of laws that in their spirit are intended to promote and advance the universal goals of the people that can only be achieved through initiative and innovation. Laws on Belize’s books that are intended to protect our coral reefs from coral bleaching due in part to global warming, from reef degradation due to overfishing and tourist activity and trophy collecting carried on by well-meaning but insensitive reef explorers, should not be interpreted to mean that ALL activity on the reef is detrimental.

Before all hell broke loose at BTL
In his address at the close of the debate on the 2017-2018 budget at the House of Representatives in Belmopan, PM Barrow declared that the business, BTL, is protected by the Constitution of Belize, meaning that members of the next government, be they UDP or PUP, will have a stiff wind in their faces if they want to privatize it again. We’ll really have to sleep with our own eyes on this one, to make sure that it is really so. The PUP, 1989-1993/1998-2008, had followed the Thatcher/Reagan wave, and privatized telephone, water, and electricity. The privatization of water was a near immediate failure. The buyers called it the equivalent of “puss eena beg” and our government was “forced” to take it back.

Belize exports for February down 11.6%
A report from the Statistical Institute of Belize (SIB), dated March 28, 2018, shows that Belize’s domestic exports for the month of February were down 11.6% when compared to domestic exports in February last year, 2017. SIB statistics for the last six years show that domestic exports in February have been trending downward, with a steep drop recorded in February 2016. In February 2015, Belize’s domestic exports valued BZ$57.9 million, while domestic exports recorded for February 2016 were BZ$29.6 million, a 49 % drop. The fall is even steeper when we compare this year with exports in February 2013. In February 2013 Belize’s domestic exports valued BZ$63.4million, while our domestic exports for the month this year value only BZ$22.8million, a BZ$40.6million drop, or 64%.

Mindfulness: A way to transform the collective mind-state and make Belize a much better place
The vexing social decay that is spreading across Belize has become an increasing cause for alarm and indeed, deep concern about the future well-being of our nation. Such state of affairs gives even more compelling reasons for needing, as the theme of this Lions’ conference states, “Many hands, One Heart, All eyes” in service to others, and as the Lions Club continues to distinguish itself in doing. So much evidence continues to stare at us through reports in the mainstream and social media each day. Criminal activities and all forms of abuse and violence continue to endanger individuals, families and communities.

Mayor Wagner: Joe Bradley’s food and drinks bill of $6,361 is “gross abuse”
In his early days on the job as Belize City Mayor, Bernard Wagner has encountered a $6,361 problem that he inherited from the previous United Democratic Party (UDP) City Council led by his predecessor, Mayor Darrell Bradley. It would have been perfectly legitimate if this bill was for the benefit of Belize City residents, but it was not. The bill was racked up by Mayor Bradley’s father, Joseph “Joe” Bradley, who was eating and drinking at the Belize City Council’s expense, in what Mayor Wagner told Amandala was “a gross abuse by Mayor Bradley.”

CCJ upholds Gregory August’s murder conviction
The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) handed down a ruling on an appeal brought by convicted murderer Gregory August, who was convicted in November 2012, for the 2009 stabbing murder of Alvin Rowland, 73, who was stabbed nine times at his Sunset Park home. August had appealed his murder conviction and the constitutionality of the consequent life sentence. The appeal was spearheaded by the London-based group The Death Penalty Project, and was argued at the CCJ by attorney Eamon Courtenay, S.C. In its ruling, the CCJ dismissed August’s appeal and affirmed his Supreme Court conviction for Rowland’s murder.

CCJ rules GOB doesn’t have to compensate CLICO policyholders who lost money when the company closed down
The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) handed down a judgment in an appeal brought by 54 Belizeans who sued the Government of Belize for 4 million dollars they claim they lost when the Colonial Life Insurance Company (CLICO) went belly-up. The Belizean litigants contended that the government allowed CLICO to continue carrying on its business of life insurance, although it was not in full compliance with the Insurance Act. The lawsuit was against Alma Gomez, the Supervisor of Insurance; the Prime Minister of Belize, Dean Barrow, as Minister of Finance; and the Attorney General of Belize. Having lost at the Supreme Court in 2014, the litigants appealed their case to the Belize Court of Appeal, where they had reportedly secured a partial victory. Eventually the case was appealed at the CCJ and was argued via teleconference in January.

Fabio Paredez, 46, loses the battle for his life after surviving 3+ days
Fabio Paredez, 46, a well-known upholstery shop owner of Belize City, lost the battle for his life after he was shot multiple times at about 10:00 Saturday night on Kelly Street by one of two gunmen who rode up on bicycles and shot him in the leg — causing damage to one of his major blood vessels. Paredez was rushed in a critical condition to the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital, where doctors tried to save him. His condition took a turn for the worse, however, and he died at about 6:30 this morning in the hospital while receiving treatment.

The Reporter

Belize and Panama sign agreement
Today, the Government of Belize and the Republic of Panama signed a Cooperation Agreement geared towards strengthening the relationship between the two countries. The agreement, signed in Belmopan signed at the Laing Building in Belize City, is aimed at promoting and deepening the mutually beneficial cooperation by […]

Authorities confiscate drugs and ammo at Mexican border
A large border smuggling operation consisting of suspected cannabis and ammunition making its way into Belize, was snuffed and halted at the Mexican Border on Wednesday night by officials and led to the subsequent arrest of four Hattieville residents. The drugs, a total of 39 parcels, were […]

US Embassy recognize two outstanding Belizean women
The United States Embassy in Belize recently recognized two outstanding Belizean women for their contributions to and advocacy aimed at empowering young women and girls in their respective communities. Staff officer, Rhea Rogers, was selected as the U.S. Department of State’s International Woman of Courage and Anna […]

UNDP helps UB academics seek end to Male violence
Social workers, educators, law enforcement officials and justice department workers joined the academics at the University of Belize in a two-day brain-storming session to work out a way forward for effective intervention to brake and end young male violence in Belize. “Understanding Masculinities and Male Violence in Belize”was the subject […]

Special Envoy comes down on San Pedro Police
Special Envoy for Women and Children, Kim Simplis-Barrow, has condemned the manner in which the San Pedro Police handled the brutal home invasion involving Carrie Tripodi and her ex-boyfriend Russel Casimiro on the night of April 1. Barrow issued a statement late yesterday saying she was concerned […]

Yes, it has reached this far!
Dear Editor: I must first publicly offer my condolences to the Guerrero family. While I am too young to remember the family when they were living in PG, the way they have conducted themselves indicate that they were grounded and are hardworking, entrepreneurial, upstanding citizens of Belize. They exemplify the […]

Expanding Export Opportunities for Belize’s Music Industry
In early 2014, Linda Schmid, an Independent Trade and Development Consultant prepared a Workplan and Roadmap for the music sector here in Belize under a CDB- funded – Cartfund Project: “Strengthening & Capacity Building of the Belize Coalition of Service Providers (BCSP)”. The workplan was designed to assist the Music […]

CEO’S ride for cancer
The Caucus of Chief Executive Officers of the Government of Belize, is holding its annual ride and fund raiser on April 7, under the 2018 theme “In it to End it”. This year’s ride will highlight childhood cancer, with tall the proceeds from the event going to […]

Ladyville Police embarrass scofflaw bus operators
The enforcement of traffic laws and Department of Transport regulations caused some embarrassment for the operators of shuttle bus services to Ladyville and Burrell Boom on Tuesday, April 4, when some operators were found to be not in compliance with the terms of their road […]

No deterrent against gender-based violence in Belize
When a man terrorizes an ex-lover by forcing entry into her home, demanding her personal phone and beating her repeatedly – hard enough to cause her to be visibly bruised and requiring bandaging/stitches – the penalty ought not to be equal to that meted out […]

Guatemalans challenging referendum, will Belizeans be next?
Citizens in Guatemala have mounted a legal challenge against its upcoming referendum to take the territorial dispute with Belize to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) and Belizeans may be getting ready to mount a challenge of their own. Minister of Foreign Affairs, Wilfred Elrington […]

Single mother and teen daughters gifted new house
Two organizations and their staff members came together to build a house for a single mother and her two teen daughters. The Belize Electricity Limited (BEL) and Hand in Hand Ministries joined forces for the sixth consecutive year under the “Building for Change” program to […]

US $11,000 reward offered for murderous fugitive
San Diego, California police are offering a US $11,000 reward for information leading to the capture of a former U.S. Marine accused of murdering his girlfriend in 2016. The fugitive is believed to be hiding in Central America, living between Belize and Mexico. U.S. authorities […]

Man breaks into ex-girlfriend’s home, assaults her
An American woman living in San Pedro reported to police that on Easter Monday, her ex-common-law-busband broke into her home and assaulted, for which he has been arrested and charged. According to Carrie Tripodi, 30, around 12:15 a.m. on Monday, her ex-boyfriend, Russel Casimiro, 40, […]

Former customs broker murdered, stuffed in sofa, left on farm
Former customs broker, Eleazar Chan, 42, became one of the Easter holidays’ murder victims when his decomposed corpse was discovered cased inside a red sofa in an open cane field in the Corozal district on Easter Sunday morning. Chan, a resident of Louiseville village along […]

Man known to police hacked to death in Buena Vista, Cayo
Another man was killed in the Cayo district over the Easter holidays – this time in Buena Vista village near Spanish Lookout, by machete wounds – and he had a history of run-ins with the law and also had a number of altercations with other […]

Young man goes to repair motorcycle; found murdered
A young resident of Teakettle village, Cayo was found murdered and buried one day after he went missing, just before the Easter holidays. The family of Dristen Reyes, 20, reported him missing on Holy Thursday after he left his house in the village the day […]

Editorial
Proposed legislation introduced last week in the House of Representatives has set out long jail sentences for gang leaders and gang members who break the law, and lighter sentences for anyone who intentionally hides a gang member or offers him sanctuary from the law. Sentences can run anywhere from 3 […]

Cost of living skyrockets!
Since the start of 2018, the cost of living has been steadily climbing in Belize, with the new fiscal year ushering in a number of price increases on Internet services, gas, butane and electricity with more increases to goods and services expected to follow. Increases […]

GOB gets tough on guns and crime
In the spate of recent criminal activity, the robbers have often targeted and captured the victims’, businesses’ and/or security guards’ licensed firearms, making the removal of these guns from the street a top priority for the Police Department in their fight to reduce gun violence. […]

City Administrator suspended from CitCo
Belize City Administrator, Candice Miller, has been suspended from the Belize City Council for a month as a result of an ongoing investigation into discrepancies regarding certain financial transactions carried out by the previous Council. According to reports and documents shown to the Reporter, Miller was suspended, in part, for […]

Southside Commander tackles crime with help
Since taking over as Commander of South-side Belize city, Sr. Supt. Howell Gillett has been busy at work implementing a number of community-based initiatives geared at curbing the crime situation, which recently peaked. Among these efforts, are plans for a gun amnesty and a new […]

Tornado of trouble for Belize’s ‘Lova Boy’
Punta Rock sensation and self-proclaimed ‘Prince of Belize’, Daniell “Lova Boy” Cacho, known for hit songs such as “Tornado” and “You da wife” is in big trouble in the state of California, USA, facing two charges of rape and kidnapping of a minor. Cacho was […]

Breaking Belize NewsPJ

Delivery truck hijacked, Belize city gang reportedly involved
Breaking Belize News has been reliably informed that this afternoon, police responded to a report […]

Near fatal accident reported up north
This evening there was a near fatal road traffic accident reported in northern Belize. Around […]

UB launches innovative Bachelors in Agriculture and other new programs
The University of Belize (UB) will be adding four new courses to its list of […]

Kids from Southside Belize City visit farms in Maskall
Today, Commander of Eastern Division South, Sr. Supt. Howell Gillett and his staff took 25 […]

Santa Elena boy reported missing
This morning, 17-year-old Francisco Elenterio Requena Jr., of Hillview area, Santa Elena town was reported […]

Minister of National Security tours Southside Police Precincts
Yesterday, John Saldivar, Minister of National Security toured South-side Belize City Police Precincts. The purpose […]

After Easter bukut; fuel, butane, electricity and Internet prices all going up!
On March 26, just as Belizeans planned to travel to different destinations for their Easter […]

Belizean born CNN journalist receives prestigious White House award
Evan Perez is a Belizean born journalist who made his way up the industry in […]

Phillip Willoughby defends Joe Bradley’s $6,000 ‘food and drinks’ spree
It dominated social media yesterday when news broke that Belize City Council Administrator, Candice Miller, […]

PUP calls for full disclosure of Civic management contract with APEX
The Opposition, People’s United Party (PUP) issued a release yesterday saying that they have confirmed […]

Girls wreck dorm at Youth Hostel
According to reports, on Wednesday night, some girls from the Youth Hostel locked up one […]

Attempted arson on Antelope Street?
Around 3:10 am yesterday, police responded to a house fire on Antelope Street Extension, Belize City where they […]

Popular DJ’s vehicle set on fire
Popular DJ, Justin Scott Williams,28, reported to police that around 12:35 am yesterday, his 4 door Toyota […]

House destroyed by fire in Belize City
On Wednesday, April 4, around 2:40 am, police responded to reports of a house fire on […]

Early morning murder in San Pedro town
An early morning stabbing in San Pedro town has left one man mortally wounded. He […]

Blogs

ACES – protecting the threatened American Crocodile through education
Since its establishment in 2006, the American Crocodile Education Sanctuary (ACES) has focused on educating communities about the conservation of crocodiles in Belize. Founded by Vince and Cherie Rose in Punta Gorda, Belize, ACES has spent numerous years protecting crocodiles from people, and people from crocodiles. Over the years, ACES has become home to numerous ill and/or injured crocodiles, as well as problematic ones deemed too dangerous to be left in the wild. Permitted by the Belize Forest Department, the sanctuary provides a second chance at life for crocodiles whose only other option is death, keeping both the crocodiles and communities throughout Belize safe from dangerous, unwanted conflict.

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12 Things to Know When You Cruise to Belize
Excited about your cruise to Belize? Well, you should be. Belize cruise port is a growing attraction among cruise-goers with over 200 ships now visiting this small Caribbean country yearly. With more than twice its population visiting the port, it’s evident that Belize is truly a special place. This small country, in fact, the second smallest in Central America, features a surprisingly unique combination of precious ecosystems. Starting from the second largest barrier reef in the world, to rainforest jungles, not forgetting some of the most important Mayan archeological sites. To add to this, the country is uniquely half Caribbean and half Spanish. Bringing the diverse cultures of Kriols, Garifunas, Mayans and the Spanish people together in one place. Resulting in a beautiful culture that will have you enjoy the food, music, and practices of this diverse country even the more.

Junior the Belize Zoo jaguar loves 'Obsession' by Calvin Klein
Zoo keepers have discoverd that the Calvin Klein fragrance 'Obsession' turns largest wildcats into affectionate animals, as seen in the video from Belize Zoo where Junior the jaguar rubs and sniffs a log sprayed... A jaguar's favourite scent is Calvin Klein's fragrance 'Obsession for Men' according to scientists who say the big cats can't get enough of the alluring smell. When sprayed near camera traps, the 'musky' scent makes wild jaguars want to hang around and rub themselves in it so much that scientists can observe them. The use of Obsession has even led to the researchers being able to capture footage of jaguar's mating rituals, something rarely seen before the perfume was used.

Videos

  • Talk Ah Di Town April 5, 2018, 30min.

  • BARRACUDA fishing rig up!!!!!, 6.5min.

  • Business community's perspective on the General Revenue and Appropriation Bill 2018, 51min. on Open Your Eyes

  • World Health Day is commemorated on April 7th, 45min. on Open Your Eyes

  • VolleyBall National Team - Scholarship Recipiants, 29min. on Open Your Eyes

  • Belize 2018, 10min. Southtulsa Baptist

  • Healthy Living: Drinking Water Quality in Belize, 5min. Healthy Living" is a health & lifestyle Feature produced in Belize for News 5 Live on Channel 5. The feature has been a weekly feature in the local newscast since 2008.

  • Healthy Living: New Vegan Cafe in Belize, 5min.

  • Ruta Maya Belize River Challenge Documentary (2001), 11min. Another throwback from our video archive - this documentary covers the early days of the Ruta Maya Belize River Challenge, an intense 3.5 day paddle race through some of the most beautiful parts of Belize. Once again the video quality doesn't hold up to today's standards, but we thought it would be interesting for race enthusiasts to look back and see how the Ruta Maya has evolved over the past two decades.

  • Maya Mike Launches hot sauce in Belize, 2.5min.

  • INT'L GROUP TRIP/// BELIZE CITY!, 17min. Who knew a weekend in Belize with 17 ppl will be this exciting! From private chefs, snorkeling, new people, private villas, and good vibes!

  • Old Belize - Belize City trip, 4min. Check out my family hanging out at Old Belize in Belize City, Belize. This place was a blast and a must-see if you're in Belize

  • Belize it 2018 - Tropic Air Flight, 5.5min. Fly from Belize City to San Pedro town on Tropic Air..

  • Feeding the sharks at Shark Ray Alley, Belize, 3min. Nurse sharks.

  • Morning Matters with AJay, 60min.

  • Morning Matters Chef Christain, 60min.

  • Belize National Quality Infrustructure EPA Video, 6.5min.

  • Belize Met Lab EPA Video, 6min.

  • Marina Bar, 1min.

  • Huge Tarpon in Belize! Watch the whole adventure!, 4.5min. Turneffe Flats, Belize

  • Manatee under water, 1/2min.

  • Double-crested Cormorants with throats vibrating to regulate temperature, 10sec. Long Caye, Belize

  • Blue-black Grassquit or Yoyo bird, 1/2min. El Pilar, Belize

  • Belmopan Bandits vs Belize City Defenders, 2hr43min.


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