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The San Pedro Sun

Wolfe's Woofer: Marriage Stone
"Well, climbing up that ruin certainly wasn't very much fun." "I'm sorry you didn't enjoy it," the tour guide said. "Most people do." "Don't pay any attention to Helen," one of the tour group members said. "So far she hasn't been happy with anything on our vacation." I had been in San Ignacio and decided to visit the ruins at Caracol. While there, I had fastened myself to a group of tourists out of Belize City who, with the exception of Helen, were enjoying themselves immensely. "It's way too hot out here. Why don't they have a juice bar for refreshment?" Helen asked.

Letter to the Editor: Development
Dear Editor, Walk the beach between the Yacht Club and Victoria House and you'll see three major condo/resort developments under way, one major development offering future condos, and two or more land preparation sites where development is obviously being planned. All of this activity is on less than a mile and a half of beach. Given this, I have three questions for the Town Council. (1) What are the plans to deal with the additional parking/traffic issues? And (2) What are the plans to deal with the additional demands on water and electricity issues? And (3) What are the plans to deal with the additional sanitation issues?

Doctor Love: Nameless
Dear Doctor Love, I've been dating my girlfriend for two years but I am not attracted to her anymore. I used to have a lot of girls but I stopped when I met her because I wanted her to be my girlfriend. Now I try to avoid being alone with her because sex with her no longer interests me because I don't get excited. I don't want to hurt her feelings, she is a good girl, but I don't know how to go back to before. Is it time to cut and run or should I talk to her about it and see if we should stay together? /s/Nameless

Misc Belizean Sources

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Prime Minister Barrow to Meet with IMF and OAS
The Office of the Prime Minister informs the public that the Prime Minister Rt. Hon. Dean Barrow departed the country today, April 15th, 2018 to attend meetings with the International Monetary Fund and Organization of American States. The Prime Minister will return to Belize on Saturday, April 21st, 2018. During the Prime Minister's absence, the Hon. Hugo Patt will act as Prime Minister.

Today Mary Hill put the fun in the run. Special Olympics fun run
Thanks to all that participated.

Belize U15 Basketball Team Wins Bronze
Congratulations, Team Belize! The U15 National Basketball Team won the bronze at the COCABA Championship in Costa Rica. "Fighting back this evening from a 9 point half-time deficit, the Belize Boys U15 National Team dug in, regained their composure and executed down the stretch to defeat the hosts, El Salvador, 82-72, and secure 3rd place in the tournament. Top performers were Nikai Jex Martinez with a wicked quadruple double performance of 22 points, 10 rebounds, 11 assists and 12 steals, sharp-shooting Izid Lopez with 26 points including six three-pointers, Charles Zabaneh with 8 points, Franklin Andrews and Marquest Arnold with 7 points each, and Leroy Betson with 8 rebounds.

Belize Red Cross prepares Health Workers
23 Community Health Workers and 31 Public Health Inspectors and Educators concluded four weeks of training in Participatory Hygiene And Sanitation Transformation (PHAST) offered by the Belize Red Cross on March 27th. This training was funded by an ongoing U.S. Embassy grant to the Belize Red Cross to help improve service delivery in the event of an emergency or other disaster.

A little tribute & lecture last night Saturday on Marcos Canul taking of Corozal by To'one Masehualo'on and The Northern Maya association of Belize
Adela Paterson - MC Faustino Yam - Prayer in Maya, Andy Chuc - Northern Maya of Belize Identity, Hugo Carrillo Cocom - Maya heroes and Caste war, Roy Rodriguez - Marcos Canul,Icaiche Maya and taking of Corozal.

The Reporter

Ranchito villager shot and killed in robbery attempt
A Ranchito villager, who was shot when he tried to foil a robbery in progress, died from his injuries last night. According to police, Ivan Emmanuel Sosa, 38, was found motionless by police on April 15th around 12:05 a.m. at a bar in the village. He was laying on his back with a single gunshot wound to his right shoulder. Police say Sosa was along with the owner of the establishment, which was closing for the night, when a masked man walked up to the door with a sawed off shotgun. Sosa then intervened, trying to prevent the man from entering the establishment. The owner then closed the door leaving Sosa and the gunman outside arguing. Sosa was then shot.

Breaking Belize NewsPJ

Guatemalans vote YES on sending the Belize territorial dispute to the ICJ
Today, Guatemala held its national referendum where Guatemalans were asked if they are in favor of, or against, taking the long standing claim on Belize's territory to the International Court of Justice (ICJ). The Guatemalans that went to the polls voted a resounding 'YES'. [�]

Man dies after being shot 5 times in Belize City tonight
Police in Belize City are investigating a murder that happened tonight. According to reports, shortly after 6 tonight, a man was gunned down on Lovely Lane, Belize City. [�]

Guatemala's Today, Guatemala held its national referendum to vote in favor of or against their government taking the long-standing territorial dispute on Belize's territory to the International Court of Justice. [�]

Referendum poll closes in Guatemala with low turn out
Guatemalans went to the polls today to vote in favor or against their government taking the long-standing territorial dispute with Belize to the International Court of Justice. [�]

Guatemala votes on sending Belize territory dispute to International Court of Justice
Today Guatemalans head to the poll to vote in a referendum on the long-standing territorial dispute with Belize which dates back over 200 years when both countries were Spanish and British colonies, respectively. [�]

Calcutta villagers busted with contraband beers
This morning around 8:30, officers from the Special Branch Unit along with Corozal police intercepted a van driven at the time by Norberto Dionicio Gutierrez,34, along with passenger Rosenda Gonzalez, 31, both of Calcutta Village. [�]

PM Barrow to meet with IMF and OAS
Prime Minister Dean Barrow departed the country today to attend meetings with the International Monetary Fund and Organization of American States in USA. [�]

Rangers at Altun Ha Maya Ruins concerned about bug infestation
Rangers stationed at the Altun Ha Archeological Site are concerned about a bug infestation that is affecting them at the house provided to them by the National Institute of Culture and History (NICH). "We have been neglected for far too long and I believe that it is time for someone to do something about this," a ranger told BBN. [�]

Man killed in early morning shooting in Ranchito Village
This morning around 12:05, Corozal Police were called to a bar in Ranchito Village, Corozal District to investigate a murder. When officers arrived at the scene, they saw the body of a man lying on his back with a single shot wound to the right shoulder. [�]

2 stabbed in San Pedro Town last night
Police in San Pedro Town are investigating a stabbing incident that occurred last night. According to reports, yesterday around 9:30 PM, San Pedro Police visited the San Pedro Poly Clinic and saw Hector Lopez with a stab wound to the right side of his chest and a cut on his lip. [�]

Blogs

Corozal held their Reggatta Sail on Saturday
The Corozal Sailing Club held their Regatta Sail at Jam Rock on April 14 @ 15. At 11am Sailors gathered infront of Jam Rock and one by one they sailed on the Bay of Corozal. The water was rough and the kids had rough time controlling the Sail. Today it is happening again until 3pm. So, come out and enjoy the weather right here at Jam Rock.

International Sourcesizz

Vacation seekers flock to Central American tropics as an alternative to Caribbean, Mexico
Many vacationers have passports bearing the seals of a Latin American or Caribbean country. Now, an increasing number are flocking to six countries that, until recently, have been the best kept secret among destination travelers. Central America - specifically Belize, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Panama - collectively generated more than $5 billion in tourism last year, government data show. In fact, Central American countries are popping up more frequently on "Best of" travel guides, with those countries offering an alternative to the often crowded beaches of Mexico, the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico (before Hurricane Maria). Alyse Cori, owner of travel agency Travelwise, told CNBC that Central America tops other popular tropical destinations, simply because countries in the region have a wealth of attractions aside from beaches and resorts.

Guatemala Votes to Ask U.N. Court to Resolve Belize Border Spat
Guatemalans on Sunday voted to ask the top United Nations court to resolve its claim that it owns half the territory of its neighbor Belize, a dispute that dates back to Spanish and British colonial rule of the region. With more than 90 percent of votes counted on Sunday evening, the overwhelming majority voted to ask the International Court of Justice (ICJ), based in The Hague, to intervene. Guatemala recognized the independence of Belize at the beginning of the 1990s, but it never accepted the borders and continues to stake a claim to about 11,000 square kilometers, half the territory of the former British colony.

Guatemala votes to send territory dispute with Belize to ICJ
In Sunday's referendum over the future of the country's territorial dispute with neighboring Belize, Guatemalans voted overwhelmingly to ask the International Court of Justice (ICJ), based in the Hague, to resolve the centuries-old conflict. With more than 92 percent of the vote counted, some 95 percent had voted in favor of letting the UN's top court have final judicial authority over an area of some 12,270 square kilometers (4,737 square miles) - about half of Belize - and the border between the two neighboring countries. Guatemala's Vice President, Jafeth Cabrera announced to his country today that the Government of Belize will carry out our national referendum in May, as part of the commitment to resolve the dispute.

Guatemalans Vote "Yes" for ICJ Resolution of Belize Dispute
"Yes" managed to win 95.9% approval from the small group which turnout on Sunday. Guatemala has voted "Yes," in the referendum, to present a longstanding border dispute between the country and neighbor Belize before the International Court of Justice (ICJ). Some 76% abstained from participating in the vote, but "Yes" managed to win 95.9% approval from the small group which turnout on Sunday. Guatemala President Jimmy Morales was pleased with the overwhelming support which greenlights a possible international resolution. Reports state that an abysmal 7-10% of Guatemala's 7.5 million eligible voters took part in the process.

The Trump administration has officially clipped the wings of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act
The Trump administration made it clear this week that it is sapping the strength of a century-old law to protect birds, issuing guidance that the law would not be used as it has been to hold people or companies accountable for killing the animals. In an opinion issued Wednesday to federal wildlife police who enforce the rule, the Interior Department said "the take [killing] of birds resulting from an activity is not prohibited by the Migratory Bird Treaty Act when the underlying purpose of that activity is not to take birds." For example, the guidance said, a person who destroys a structure such as a barn knowing that it is full of baby owls in nests is not liable for killing them. "All that is relevant is that the landowner undertook an action that did not have the killing of barn owls as its purpose," the opinion said.

Videos

  • As a cold front enters Belize, a strong storm with hurricane-like winds hits San Pedro!, 1min.

  • From San Pedro to Belize City to Corozal, people were taken by surprise by a very powerful squall that drought with it over 50mph wind gusts, 1min. - Strong enough to snap tree branches and blow away unsecured items and even weak roofing. Wow!!

  • Press Conference of Preliminary results of Guatemala Referendum , 24min. The president of the TSE reported that voter turnout was 24%. 96% of those that participated voted YES and 4% voted NO.

  • Corozal Bay Sailing Club Regatta, 2.5min. Surfing Day It Was! Here is a snippet of this weekend's Corozal Bay Sailing Club Regatta on our Corozal Bay. Despite the strong breeze and surf on Saturday, the show had to go on and so they sailed away. Awesome regatta. Great participation. Congratulations to all the organizers and volunteers for doing a fantastic job with the Corozal Bay Sailing Club. If you would like to be a sponsor, please inbox them on their facebook page or contact one of the members. This is a great cause and wonderful water sport for the kids of Corozal.

  • Belize Mek We Go Visits Benque, 15min. Meet The Origins of the Marimba & The Hijos Del West. Belize Mek We Go visited Benque, and spent a day with the Los Hijos del West. They interview some of the members, and even play a little.

  • FOLLOWING THE ADVENTURE TO BELIZE, 5min. Took a little trip to Belize it was a beautiful place and we had tons of fun. We spent most of our time in San Pedro. Hope you enjoy!

  • Crasy Nurse Shark and a Crab in Belize, 1.5min. Scuba diving with a Crasy Nurse Shark and a Crab in Belize.

  • Honeymoon in Belize, 3min. Tikal and St. Georges Caye.

  • Hamanasi Belize Recap, 2min.

  • YWAM Cave Tubing (Belize), 6.5min.

  • Swimming with Sharks & Rays- Belize, 2min. Check out scenes from gorgeous Caye Caulker and my day with swimming with nurse sharks and stingrays at Shark and Ray Alley.

  • Belize Zoo Trip Sunday April 6, 2018, 10min.

  • Belize - Manatee Watching, Goff's Caye, Caye Caulker, 6min. Great excursion to watch Manatees, snorkel at Goff's Caye, and visit Caye Caulker

  • Children from Yucatec Maya descent from San Narciso(Corozal) singing the Belize Nation anthem in Maya, 2min. We want to congrate San Narciso RC school for teaching the children the Nation anthem in Maya and also for teaching them some Maya .