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The San Pedro Sun

Islanders celebrate World Earth Day 2018
To celebrate World Earth Day 2018, a group of islanders participated in beach and sea clean-up on Sunday, April 22nd. The annual event is observed worldwide, with various events held to demonstrate support for environmental protection. In San Pedro Town, the clean-up began at 9AM as participants gathered in front of Chuck & Robbie’s Scuba Diving dock in Boca Del Rio Area. After cleaning up on the beach, volunteers headed for the water using kayaks and snorkeling gear to dive for underwater garbage. Retrieved were bottles, plastic, metal, Styrofoam products, and even clothing, among others.

Ambergris Today

Pic of the Week: Belize Is Full Of Great Friends
“Another great day chillin with my buddy Crush!” Josh Nunez makes it into our Picture of the Week once again with another fantastic underwater picture. He is always making friends at the Marine Reserves of Mexico Rocks and Hol Chan while tour guiding with with his father of Tanisha Tours.

SP House Of Culture Holds Cultural Fashion Show
The San Pedro House of Culture held its first annual Festival of Cultures on Sunday, April 22, 2018 on the beachside by Palapa Bar. There was plenty to eat and drink and live music provided by the popular Caribbean Kings. Highlight of the event was the Cultural Fashion Show put together by the House of Culture and Foreva Fancy Boutique. Here are some pictures of the event for your enjoyment.

Resorts Are Building Beaches With Sargasso
Setting the example in 2015, Dimas Guerrero took upon himself to build a beach with the sargasso that was accumulating on shore. Today, various resorts are mimicking Guerrero’s technique and applying it to their properties. It’s a very time-consuming and tasking process but one that produces great results - MORE BEACH!! Take a look at the beach properties of Grand Colony Island Villas and Mata Rocks that are making strides in cleaning and building their beach after much erosion and now, sargasso accumulation. Grand Colony is digging large holes on the beach and filling them up with sargasso, using the excess sand to extend the beach area. Mata Rocks on the other hand is spreading the sargasso and covering it with sand; both techniques proving to be successful.

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2018 CARSI ESF Grants Question and Answer & Web Chat Session
Please join us at the Embassy or log-on online for an informative session on the Central American Regional Security Initiative (CARSI) Economic Support Funds (ESF) grant opportunity to strengthen civil society and civil servant capacity through partnership. This session will address: · The Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) objectives and outcomes; · Criteria used to evaluate grant proposals; · Information on budget requirements; · Instructions on how to submit your application on Grants.gov, · DUNS number applications & SAM.gov registration information; · Any other questions regarding the grants process. Friday, May 4 at 1:30 PM at the U.S. Embassy in Belmopan.

Food drive at the US Embassy
Last month, the Embassy’s local staff (FSN Association) began a food drive at the Embassy to collect basic food products such as rice, beans, sugar, and various canned foods. We are proud that today, our FSN Association, led by its President Marco Novelo, along with Acting Deputy Chief of Mission Deborah Lingwood, presented a small but meaningful food donation to the San Martin Government School feeding program.

OVER 5,000 ATTEND ANNUAL MASKALL AGRICULTURE VILLAGE FAIR
A total of over 5,000 persons visited the Maskall Agriculture Village Fair grounds yesterday, April 22, 2018, jointly hosted by Minister of Transport and National Emergency Management Hon. Edmond Castro (Area Representative for Belize Rural North) and the Maskall Village Council. The fair was held on the Maskall Community Grounds and featured livestock and farm-produce displays and deals, as well as a wide assortment of local, cultural dishes with on-the-spot village style cooking. There was musical entertainment by a number of Belizean artists accompanied by the Youth Connection Band. There were also cultural performances by the youth and games for the children.

Violence Against Children Must End
The National Committee for Families and Children (NCFC) condemns the recent report of a 14-year-old minor who was allegedly sexually abused by a security guard at a local high school. According to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of a Child (UNCRC), this is a direct infringement on the child's right to be free from sexual abuse (Article 34). Moreover, children have the right to be protected from any form of exploitation (Article 36). Protecting children is a shared responsibility. It requires the active involvement of multiple stakeholders, including government, all institutions, parents and every adult. If this responsibility is taken up by all, then child abuse has the potential to be reduced and even eliminated.

Threat of Measles
As part of Vaccination Weeks in the Americas, the Ministry of Health reminds you to keep informed of the threat of Measles as we continue to do everything possible to minimize the effect to our population if and when it is confirmed in Belize. For More Information, contact the Maternal and Child Health Unit, Ministry of Health in Belmopan or your nearest health center.

Maya Symposium May 18 & 19
Yes. This is happening in Corozal town, Belize .A first time event! Join me for a conglomeration of the greatest professional and academic minds to powerfully come together in Corozal Town. We will highlight The Murals of Chactemal, the Splendor of the maya civilization, the struggles and discriminations the Maya have endured in the past and also now, in the 20th century.

Delille Academy Mestizo Day
May 4, 9am-3pm

Channel 7

Business Owner Killed Inside His Store For Wallet
There is another southside murder to report tonight - but this one isn't the product of gang warfare. This afternoon around 1:30, a well known businessman was killed inside his workplace by a robber. Oscar Rosado Sr., the owner of Rosado's Construction supplies at the junction of the Western Highway and Partridge Street was targeted by armed robbers for the third time since 1999. Rosado Sr. was shot in that 1999 robbery, and in 2006, he chased off the robbers with shots from his own gun. But today when the gunman grabbed his wife, they caught him off guard and killed the business owner inside his own store.

PG Man Killed In City - Gangster Arrested
From this afternoon's murder, we turn now to another killing on the city's southside. 25 year-old Albert Ervin Johnson, who's originally from Punta Gorda Town, was shot and killed on Rectory Lane in Belize City, in the Southern Foreshore area. At this time, it is unclear what happened, but on Friday night at around 11 o'clock, the cops found him lying on the corner of the street. Someone shot him twice in the head, and left him to die right where he collapsed. Today, at their bi-weekly press conference, the police told us that they believe he was ambushed by 3 men. Here's what they had to say about his murder:

Jails For Security Guard Who Had Sex With HS Student
Last week he was a security guard at a southside high school, but, tonight, after being accused of an egregious violation of trust and ethics, 27 year old Ryan Neal is in jail. Today Neal appeared today before Senior Magistrate Aretha Ford where he was charged for unlawful sexual intercourse and grievous harm. No plea was taken because the case will be heard at the Supreme Court. The magistrate explained to him that she cannot offer him bail until after 3 months have passed.

Belizean Brian Hyde Convicted of Machete Murder In Florida Courtroom
Belizean Brian Hyde has been convicted in a Florida Courtroom of the machete murders of his 37-year-old aunt, Dorla Pitts; his 17-year-old cousin, Starlette Pitts; and 19-year-old Michael Kelly. The fourth count was for the unborn child of victim Starlette Pitts. The killing happened in Lehigh Acres, central Florida, in August of 2015. Forensic experts confirmed that Hyde's semen was inside his cousin's body and that his DNA was on her body. They also testified that Hyde's shoes were stained in numerous places with the blood of all three victims.

Man Knocked Down By Ex Won’t Press Charges
This weekend, Transport Officer Roderick Jones was at the Maskall Agriculture Village Fair when he was crushed by a car - and it appears to be the result of a domestic dispute. On Sunday morning around 2 he socializing with some friends in Maskall where he had reportedly been working earlier in the night. Police say that a RAV 4 driven by a woman crushed him between a concrete house post, and a bicycle. Jones was transported to K.H.M.H. where he had a broken leg and a neck sprain.

Meatpie Man, Fast Food Legend Dario Has Died
This weekend the Rufino Dario Hernandez creator of beloved Dario's Meat Pie passed away. His death comes as a massive blow not just to his family but to all his customers. Dario's meatpies are trafficked by plane, boat and bike daily to every corner of Belize - and if you're a Belizean - chances are that at some point you've eaten one of his pies. Today, like a normal day, his family respected his wishes and opened for business. We stopped by this morning and found that the man we called Dario was more than just a baker - he was a fast food institution.

Belizeans Blocked In Sarstoon, Again
The Guatemalan Navy at the mouth of the Sarstoon River has reportedly aggressed a group of Belizeans - and these folks have nothing to do with Wil Maheia and the Belize Territorial Volunteers. This group of Belizeans was on a goodwill mission to Toledo's southernmost village of Graham Creek. This village is only accessible via the Sarstoon River or several hours of hiking through very difficult terrain. This group was taking drilling equipment to rescue to the residents of Graham Creek. They're currently facing a water crisis where their only source of drinking water is stagnant, and was causing the residents to suffer from waterborne diseases.

Velasquez’s Body Found, He Drowned
On last week Friday's newscast, we told you about the search at sea for 28 year-old Lionel Velasquez. Last Wednesday night, the Corozal resident went overboard a vessel belonging to the Turneffe Island Resort, the company he works for. As we reported, he and other co-workers were aboard the Eagle Ray, when he fell into the open waters of the shipping channel. The Coast Guard and the employees of the resort searched for most of Wednesday night, Thursday, and Friday.

Bank Employee Accused of Theft
Tonight, 24 year-old Damon Dawson, and 21 year-old Jonathan Almendarez, are out on bail after being accused of stealing $10,000 from Heritage Bank. The allegation against both men is that Almendarez went to the Heritage Bank's San Ignacio Branch and he withdrew $10,000 from an account. Police say that Dawson, who was an employee of the bank, had processed this money for a customer, and that gave him knowledge of how to steal money.

Danny Mason Back in Court For Kidnapping Charge
Today in the Belmopan Magistrate's Court Senior Magistrate, Merlene Moody heard the preliminary inquiry into a case of kidnapping against the notorious William "Danny" Mason and five of his employees, all co-accused. Mason and crew are accused of kidnapping of a Mennonite couple. His Attorney, Herbert Panton made a lengthy submission to Senior Magistrate Merlene Moody requesting that the kidnapping charges being thrown out.

OW Man Crashed Into Moving House, Died
Family members and friends of 26 year-old Daniel Ian Urbina, a resident of Palmar Village, Orange Walk, are getting ready to lay him to rest after he died in a traffic accident on the Philip Goldson Highway over the weekend. It happened some time before 3 a.m. on Saturday, April 21 at mile 41. Urbina was driving a Toyota Hilux to Orange Walk when he slammed into a wooden house which was being carried on a GMC 10-wheeler truck heading in the opposite direction.

50 year-old Critical After Puzzling Accident
So, while Orange Walk cops have been quick to bring charges for that accident, there appears to be some confusion in the case of 50 year-old Gerardo Mendoza who is in a critical condition tonight. We've spoken to his family via telephone and they told us that he was knocked down on Friday night at around 6:40. The Mendoza family told us that he was riding his bicycle to his job site as a watchman as he does every day. They tell us that he looks after vessels belonging to Lamanai Eco-Tours, which is located right at the foot of the toll bridge.

Accident Victim Succumbs, Cops Still Don’t Know Whodunnit
In other accident news. Last week we told you about 25 year old accident victim Christian Charles - who was in a critical condition. Well, 8 days after the accident, he died this morning from his injuries. Charles, was knocked down by a hit-and-run driver. Today, the cops told us that they are trying to figure out what happened to him:

Sticks and Stones Will Get You Shot
A cop responded to stoning with gunfire. It happened in Dangriga Town over the weekend, where a police officer is reporting that a man started throwing rocks at him. The cops say that 23 year-old Jesse Lopez started stoning the officer, and because he refused to desist, the cop shot him in the leg. The police spokesperson shared more details with the press today:

One Less Gun
There's one more gun off the street. On Saturday night around 10:30, police searched an abandoned lot on Prince Street. They found one .32 Special Pistol with one live round. No one was present at the time so the weapon was retrieved and labelled as found property.

Bullets In a Chips Bag
And, on Sunday morning around 4:30 officers conducted a search in some garbage in the Pickstock Hutment area where they found ten 9 millimeter rounds of ammunition inside a Lays chips bag. They also found fourteen 9mm rounds of ammunition inside a grey sock along with a small amount of weed.

Live Explosive Threat Forces Evacuation
Today, the Central Health Region's office and the Central Lab near the KHMH had to be evacuated after a bomb threat. The police, BDF and Fire Department had to respond. Nothing was found. Now, we don't usually report on such threats, but this one is different - and that's because as we understand it - the threat wasn't called in anonymously. It was reportedly made by a well known Belize City figure who has a grievance with a sibling - who works at the facility.

Pres. Jimmy Morales Facing Demands For Resignation
There were strong calls this weekend for Guatemalan president Jimmy Morales to resign. Several social groups released a joint statement saying, quote, "Guatemalans demand...the resignation of Jimmy Morales for corruption, for thievery,". They staged weekend protests to demand his resignation after a second round of investigations into illicit campaign financing.

Channel 5

Construction magnate Oscar Rosado Senior killed in own shop
There was a brazen midday murder in the City today. A well-known elderly businessman who had been targeted twice before unfortunately did not survive the latest attack on his life. [...]

P.G. man meets death in early morning in Old Capital
A Punta Gorda resident also lost his life in an execution style murder just before midnight on Friday. Twenty-five-year-old Albert Johnson was attacked by a trio of men as he [...]

Body of Leonel Velasquez found at sea
The body of thirty-year-old mechanic Leonel Velasquez, from Paraiso Village, Corozal District, was found on Saturday. He had been reported missing at sea since last week Wednesday. Police have confirmed [...]

Danny Mason and others to Belmopan court for kidnapping P.I.
Already facing charges of murder in the Supreme Court, the notorious William “Danny” Mason and five co-accused could face a separate trial for kidnapping in two weeks. Mason; Ashton Vanegas [...]

Brian Hyde guilty of triple murder and baby’s death in Florida
On Friday a Belizean in the United States was found guilty of a most heinous crime after a re-trial. Six jurors in Lee County, Florida, needed three hours to find [...]

House driver charged in fatal accident
A young resident of Orange Walk lost his life in a road traffic accident around three o’clock on Saturday morning. Daniel Urbina, the son of Rosendo Urbina Junior and his [...]

Christian Charles dies; was it hit-and-run or something more?
Twenty-seven-year-old Christian Charles was knocked down a week ago and left for dead near the Burrell Boom Bridge in rural Belize District. Swanka, as he is affectionately known, valiantly fought [...]

Transport officer “mashed” in Maskall; Guinea Grass rider takes hard fall
Aside from the two deadly traffic accidents, there were two other traffic incidents. In the early hours of Sunday morning in Maskall Village, Transport Officer Roderick Jones was crushed between [...]

Families in Toledo wiped out by fire
A pair of families in San Jose, Toledo District lost everything to a house fire this afternoon at around two-thirty. Wilfredo Coc, along with his wife Gabriela and six children, [...]

Opposition Leader hits back at “politics” charge on Guatemala
In his weekly message, Opposition Leader John Briceño discussed the recent referendum result in Guatemala, in which nearly ninety-six percent of participating voters agreed to support the Guatemalan government’s filing [...]

Corozal fisherman still held in Livingston; soldiers threatened fishing party
This morning Belizean fisherman Iginio Canto Bacab of Caledonia, Corozal District, was scheduled to appear in a court in Livingston, Guatemala, charged with illegal capture of lobster. However up to [...]

Ryan Neal charged for schoolgirl rape; N.C.F.C. condemns
Police have charged twenty-seven-year-old security guard Ryan Neal, accused of having sexual intercourse with a fourteen-year-old female student at her high school in Belize City. The student told police that [...]

Two charged for pilfering bank account
Two men including a former employee were charged with the theft of twenty thousand dollars from a customer’s account at Heritage Bank in the Cayo District, though they are accused [...]

Reporter’s assaults spotlighted in U.S. human rights report
The U.S. State Department has issued the 2017 report on human rights issues worldwide, including Belize. Belize is faulted for several alleged unlawful killings by security officers, corruption by government [...]

Ecumenical boys off and running to Penn Relyas
As of news time, a team of seven young men from Stann Creek Ecumenical College in Dangriga Town are on their way to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to participate in the world-famous [...]

Dario Hernandez: when the meat pie was king
News Five tonight reports the passing of well-known proprietor and Belizean icon in the meat pie industry, Dario Hernandez. He died Saturday night shortly after ten p.m. Hernandez’s bakery had [...]

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LOVE FM

Creator of Darios Meat pies dies
You might not know him personally, but, you have probably tasted his creation. Seventy nine year old Rufino Dario Hernandez, the person responsible for the famous and tasty Dario’s Meat pies, passed away on April 21. In a short statement, the Hernandez Family said, quote, “it is sad day for the Hernandez family that our …

Love FM and the BTB hold first ever Sea Challenge
Love FM and the Belize Tourism Board have partnered to bring Belize the first ever BTB Love Belize Sea Challenge. The competition will see kayakers paddle 190 miles along Belize’s coast, starting from Punta Gorda Town to Corozal Town. The kayakers take off from Punta Gorda Town on May 17 and will push through five …

Gwen Liz teachers ‘sick out’
Love News received reports that about twenty teachers from Gwen Lizarraga High School have staged a sickout in protest of the Acting Principal’s decision to reappoint former UDP councilor Alifa Elrington to the board as the Community Representative. Last Monday a group of teachers decided to ‘sit out’ of classrooms because they say that the …

OAS congratulates Guatemala on its referendum
On April 15, 1.8 million Guatemalans voted in favor of taking their country’s claim on Belize to the International Court of Justice, ICJ. Following the successful referendum, the Belizean Government congratulated the Guatemalan Government and its people. GOB views the results as a step further toward permanently settling the age-old dispute between the two countries. …

Dr. Candice Pitts wants to represent Port Loyola under the PUP
Belize City Councillor Dr. Candice Pitts is not backing down from her challenge against Gilroy Usher Senior to become the PUP’s Standard Bearer for Port Loyola Division. Dr. Pitts launched a campaign, after being elected to the Belize City Council on March 7. While Usher has been on the ground for the past two elections, …

Belize Taiwan Chamber of Commerce holds business forum
Belize and the Republic of China (Taiwan) have always enjoyed a resilient diplomatic relationship. Over the past years, Belize and Taiwan have engaged in exchange programs, signed bilateral agreements and offered each other technical assistance. This past weekend, the Belize Taiwan Chamber of Commerce under the presidency of Fred Shyu held a business forum. The …

Punta Gorda man gunned down in Belize City; police have no motive
Police have identified the man who was shot and killed on Friday night in Belize City. Police say he is 25-year-old Albert Ervin Johnson, a resident of Punta Gorda Town, Toledo District. Today, Inspector Wilfred Ferrufino said that Johnson was approached by three men and one of them killed him. Insp. Wilfredo Ferrufino, CIB, Belize …

Hit and Run victim succumbs to injuries
Christian Charles, the 27-year-old resident of Burrell Boom who was knocked down on April 15 has died. Charles was knocked down shortly after five o’clock that morning on the Burrell Boom Road where police found him. Insp. Wilfred Ferrufino, CIB, Belize City:“Ladyville police visited the Burrell Boom Road where they observed the body of a …

CEMJC celebrates 10 years
Centro Escolar México Junior College in the Corozal District is celebrating its tenth anniversary. Last Friday a special event was held under the theme ‘A Decade Ascending as a Family.’ Hugo Gonzalez who has been at the helm of the school since its inception spoke to Love News. Hugo Gonzalez: “Let me tell that at the very beginning …

Police officer shoots man in Dangriga; PSB investigating
Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding a shooting involving a police officer. Inspector Ferrufino said the incident happened on Saturday on Commerce Street in Dangriga. Insp. Wilfredo Ferrufino, CIB, Belize City: “A police officer was on duty and he was approached by a male individual who began throwing rocks at him. Upon the individual attempting …

Police say Lionel Velasquez’s death was accidental
Police say that Lionel Velasquez’s death was an accident. Velasquez was traveling on a boat last Wednesday heading to Turneffe Island Resort where he works, when he fell overboard and was lost at sea. His body was recovered on Saturday. …

A Belizean delegation return from 11th Commonwealth Forum
A Belizean delegation returned on Friday from London, where members attended the 11th Commonwealth Forum. The Commonwealth Forum had several aspects to it such as the People’s Forum, the Women’s Forum, the Business Forum and the Youth Forum. Love News spoke with Dominique Noralez, President of the National Youth Council, who shared about the youth forum. …

Trucker charged for death of Daniel Urbina
One man has been charged for the death of 25-year-old Daniel Urbina. Urbina was killed in a traffic incident around three o’clock on Saturday morning. Inspector Ferrufino told the media today that while their investigations show that Urbina collided into the oncoming vehicle, there were other factors that have led to charges being levied on the other driver. …

PlusTV

Police Shot 21 Year old Valley of Peace Resident
A 21 year old Valley of Peace Resident was shot by police yesterday afternoon. Police reports are that about 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, they were about to conduct an operation at the residence of 21 year old Kevin Avetar in Valley of Peace when he ran into the nearby bushes. Police reportedly pursued Ave...

Sandhill home invaded
A home in Sandhill village was invaded in the early morning hours on Tuesday. According to police reports, on Tuesday 17th April , 33 year old Sean Yorke of Maxboro, Sandhills Village, reported that between 12:00 a.m., and 1:00 a.m., he was at home sleeping when he was awakened by his girl fr...

Belizean fishermen fishing in Guatemalan waters?
Guatemalans have continually raided Belize’s reserves on land and at sea, especially in the south of the country. We have had several reports by PG TV that show Guatemalans fishing in Belizean waters unimpeded, even though they are near the BDF outpost on the Sarstoon. Well, reports are that Belize...

IOM OPENS NEW INFORMATION CENTER AND LAUNCHES APP
Today, the United Nations Agency for Migration (IOM) opened a new Migration Information Center in Belmopan and launched a regional MigrantApp. According to a press release by The United Nations Agency for Migration, IOM is collaborating with the Child Development Foundation in establishing the new I...

Young man run over by vehicle; was it an accident?
A young man was run over by a vehicle in Belmopan on Friday. Based on information that we have gathered, Tyreke Jones was riding his bicycle in Belmopan when a vehicle ran him over. Rumors surrounding the story are that some young men were causing mischief by stoning rocks at house in Belmopan. The ...

PG accident; Motorcyclist collides into dog
There was an accident this morning on the Southern Highway. According to information received, a man wa riding his yellow motorcycle on the highway in Hicattee Village in the Toledo district, when a dog ran across the road. The motorcycle hit the dog, causing the motorcycle to flip and the driver to...

Brothers arraigned for assault of woman and son
Tonight the Russell brothers of Bermudian Landing are out on bail of $1,000 after they were arraigned this morning in the Belize City Magistrate’s Court on separate charges in connection with an alleged bat attack upon a mother and her son in the village of Bermudian Landing. The brothers have be...

WOMAN ROBBED IN ORANGE WALK TOWN
A 37 Year old Business Woman was robbed by a lone gun man in Orange Walk. Reports are that 37 year old Francis Yvonne Reynoso was walking on George Price Avenue in Orange Walk Town on Monday night when a male person stepped in-front of her, holding a black object resembling a firearm.

Gun and weed found in rural Belize
Police found a gun, live rounds of ammunition and weed while conducting an operation. Reports are that Ladyville Police conducted an operation today in a bushy lot in Sand hill Village which lead to the discovery of a 9mm pistol and thirty- six live 9mm rounds of ammunition.

University of Belize hosts 3rd Annual Math Symposium
The University of Belize in Belmopan held its Third Annual Math Symposium. The Symposium was conducted under the theme “Mathematics, The Key to Infinite Possibilities”. University students and High school students alike were present at today’s event. Steven Lewis, Math Lecturer at the University of Belize and Coordinator of their Math’s club, spoke to us about the idea behind the symposium.

Belize City Administrator seeking legal recourse in suspension
Mayor Bernard Wagner may be facing his first lawsuit as Mayor of Belize city. That is because the City Administrator, Candice Miller, has had her attorney write to the Mayor to retract her one month suspension. The letter sent to the Mayor expresses that the suspension was unlawful as it did not follow proper procedure and Miller denies authorizing payment for a six thousand dollar restaurant bill that was allegedly racked up by the former Mayor’s father...

Chester Williams Dispels rumors of becoming new Compol
There were rumors online that there will soon be a new commissioner of Police. According to Breaking Belize News, they received reliable information that Commissioner of Police, Allen Whylie, has received notice that his time as Commisisoner of Police has come to an end. BBN reported that they have also been reliably informed that Deputy Commissioner of Police Chester Williams would be taking over the post in the next few weeks. Well, Chester

UK supports Guatemala Referendum Results
The United Kingdom is pleased with the results of the April 15 referendum held in Guatemala. According to an online article by Mecro Press South Atlantic News Agency, UK ambassador to Guatemala Carolyn Davidson has congratulated the Guatemalan people for participating and demonstrating their commitment to democratic values.

CAYE CAULKER MUNICIPAL AIRPORT PROJECT PICKS UP MOMENTUM
Renovations on the Caye Caulker Municipal airport has picked up momentum and is to meet its completion date of mid-june of this year. The Belize Airports Authority has reported that substantial work has already been done to the airstrip with the focus being the expansion of the runway’s shoulders and the laying of thousands of yards of geogrid to provide greater earth stability.

NEMO Assists Storm and Fire Victims
Honorable Edmond Castro, Minister of the National Emergency Management, has been giving humanitarian assistance to victims of freak storms and fire. On Monday, the Minister visited Ambergris Caye to deliver assistance to three families that were left homeless after a freak storm affected the island on Sunday Morning. During a visit to Toledo District last week...

The Reporter

Police make arrest for murder
Police have arrested and charged Marlon Everett, 28, of Belize City for the murder of Albert Johnson. The killing happened on Saturday night on Rectory Lane in Belize City. Johnson, a resident of Punta Gorda, was walking on Rectory Lane when three persons approached him […]

Well-respected Belize city businessman murdered
Well-known Belize city businessman, Oscar Rosado Sr., was shot and killed this afternoon at his establishment. The incident happened shortly after 1:00 p.m. at Rosado’s Hardware near the Lord Ridge Cemetery at the entrance to Belize city. The three robbers reportedly went into the store […]

Breaking Belize NewsPJ

Monkey Bay Resort and school chaperones sued over US student’s drowning
Adell Forbes, the mother of Tomari Jackson who drowned at Monkey Bay Wildlife Sanctuary in Belize during […]

Marlon Everett charged for weekend murder
Belize City cops have made an arrest in connection with the murder of Albert Johnson […]

Pitts and Usher wage war for Port
Within the next 60 days the Opposition People’s United Party (PUP) hopes to have an […]

Man receives bail for death of Daniel Urbina
Over the weekend, Daniel Urbina, 25, lost his life in a fatal road traffic accident. Today, […]

Man shot by police in Dangriga
A Dangriga resident was shot by police over the weekend. Fortunately, he is alive and receiving […]

NCFC says violence against Children must End
The National Committee for Families and Children (NCFC) has issued a statement condemning the recent report […]

Businessman Oscar Rosado Sr. killed in broad daylight robbery in Belize City
Minutes ago a broad daylight robbery ended in bloodshed. According to reports, the robbery occurred […]

Belizean found guilty of killing relatives in the USA
On Friday, Belizean National Brian Hyde, 22, was found guilty of killing three of his family […]

‘Reading: It’s my right’- World Book day 2018
Annually, World Book day is celebrated on April 23. This year, it is being celebrated […]

San Ignacio’s UNO gas station robbed this morning
Reports to BBN indicate that the UNO gas station on the Benque Viejo road in […]

Belize, Guatemala and the ICJ…Between these lines
The views expressed in this article are those of the writer and not necessarily those of Breaking Belize […]

Nicaragua’s President open to discussions on Social Security reform
Nicaragua’s President has said that his government is now willing to review the Social Security reforms, […]

Alleged rapist arrested
Police are investigating a case of rape reported by a student from Cayo. The 18-year-old student reported […]

Hit and run victim dies
BBN has been reliably informed that Christian “Swanka” Charles, 26, passed away sometime between last night […]

Blogs

Three things you should do as quickly as possible once you move to San Pedro
The three best things you can do once you move to Ambergris Caye in Belize involve getting off the island. One means getting out of the country. None of them includes the Blue Hole or the “Chicken Drop.” This sounds counterintuitive, doesn’t it? I mean, here you are, newly landed on one of the great expat destinations in the world, and this guy who is moving away shortly is telling you to get off the island for your own sake.

Welcome to San Pedro, now go and explore the rest of Belize
The first trip is pretty common and the most obvious: Visit the rest of Belize. If you go all the way back to the very start of this column, August 2013 and September 2013, you will see mapped out a three-week discovery tour. That’s simply how we came to the decision to live on Ambergris Tour, by process of elimination. Everybody tells you to tour Belize before moving here but a lot of people simply land in San Pedro, get loaded on Boca del Rio and then say “I’m selling everything, moving here and buying a bar, and never ever have to work for a living again!” Sure, you laugh. (And I hear you laughing the hardest, you bar, restaurant and hotel owners.)

International Sourcesizz

Nicaragua abandons social security changes after dozens killed in riots
Nicaragua’s president has withdrawn changes to the social security system that triggered deadly protests and looting. President Daniel Ortega said in a message to the nation that the social security board of directors had cancelled the changes implemented on 16 April. The overhaul was intended to shore up Nicaragua’s troubled social security system by both reducing benefits and increasing taxes. The changes touched off protests across the Central American nation that escalated into clashes with police as well as looting. The demonstrations appeared to expand to include broader anti-government grievances.

Judge weighs teachers’ blame for Cobb student drowning in Belize
A woman in a blazer quietly listened as attorneys argued before the judge. Adell Forbes’ case was about her 14-year-old son who died in another country two years ago. Forbes blames several people for the death of her boy, Tomari Jackson, who drowned in a Belizean river during a North Cobb High School international studies magnet field trip on Feb. 13, 2016.

Garifuna response to the Guatemalan ICJ referendum
We the Garifuna people are one nation who live in the countries of “Yurumein” now known as St. Vincent & The Grenadines, Honduras, Nicaragua, Guatemala, Belize, the United States and elsewhere. Around March 14, 1796 after we lost the war to the British, our King Chatoyer was captured and killed and about 5,000 of our people were assembled, tortured, imprisoned and taken to the island of Balliceaux off the coast of St. Vincent where they awaited removal to another country. The King of Great Britain George III, gave the orders for our people to be removed from Balliceaux and be taken to a distant island of Roatan, Honduras thousands of miles away. This was after the torturing and killing continued by the British on the island that led to the deaths of about 2,500 of our people who were buried on the island. Their remains are still on this island and nothing is being done to upkeep and preserve them to this day. To make matters worse, there are still attempts to sell the island with our people’s remains. The British sent some naval vessels to remove our people from the island on March 11, 1797.

Videos

  • Soft launch for the new Belize City Civic Center, 1min. The Ministry of Sports, Youth, and Culture held a soft launch for the brand new Belize City Civic Center where high school basketball teams were the first to use this historic facility.

  • The Belize Road Safety Initiative, 4min. The Belize Road Safety Project is coming to a close and from Monday, April 16th to Tuesday, April 17th, stakeholders gathered at the George Price Center in Belmopan for an Exit and Project Design Workshop. The Belize Road Safety Project was funded through a 11.8 million U.S. Dollar Loan from the CDB with 2.5 million U.S. Dollar counterpart funding from the Government of Belize.

  • Intellectual Property Protection in Belize, 6min. Throughout this month, the Belize Intellectual Property Office (Belipo) has been on a mission to educate the Belizean public on the importance of intellectual property protection. Belipo sat down with our team to tell us about their role in IP protection.

  • Exploring Mayan Ruins in Belize, 5min.

  • More Fm Belize Live Stream, 2hr.

  • UWI University Singers in Belize for Major Anniversaries, 3min.

  • Belize City Civic Center - APEX Event Services( BasketBall), 26min. on Open Your Eyes

  • Ministry of Health - Vaccination Week - April 23rd to 27th, 2018, 51min. on Open Your Eyes

  • Channel 5 Daily Obituaries, 1.5min.

  • Punta Gorda, Belize: Driving to Deep River - Dash Cam - Nov 2015, 48min. Driving back to Belize City from Punta Gorda after the Battle of the Drums weekend festival.

  • Zipline at Harvest Caye Belize 2018, 18min.

  • Infiniti Scuba Virtual Reality dive Belize with Silvia Earl, min.

  • Wanaragua New Years 2013 Dangriga ,Belize, Central America, 17min. Wanaragua Indigenous Dance Africa Belize Native American Carib Garifuna Taino Arawak