Government school will not dock teachers’ pay
After being told by some school managements that their pay will be deducted, teachers have decided to withhold contributions and donations to those school managements. Last month, more than five hundred teachers rallied in Belmopan to protest the increase of crime against women and children. It was not a holiday and some school managements have …
Jane Usher Boulevard Area resident makes plea to gunmen
But the police are not the only ones concerned over the rising gun violence in the Jane Usher Boulevard area. Belize City residents have grown concerned, especially those in areas where tensions among gang members are high. A resident of the area where Merrick Lambey resides told us today that while they were not the …
More boots in Jane Usher Boulevard Area
With the rise in shootings in the Jane Usher Boulevard area, police are placing more boots in the already high policed streets there. ASP Cowo says they are working to contain the situation as best they can. ASP Alejandro Cowo, Head of CIB Belize City: “Police has stepped up their patrols, they have posted patrols …
Mendez residence targeted, was it in retaliation for Tyrone Stevens’ shooting?
There was another shooting at a residence on the Jane Usher Boulevard earlier this week. Police report that it happened on Monday night when the house of Eric Mendez was fired at. Mendez was recently charged with the shooting of Tyron Stevens which happened on Sunday. Fortunately no one was injured but police are investigating …
Gunman enters the home of 50-year-old man in early morning
Gun violence continues to rage through the Jane Usher Boulevard area in Belize City. Early this morning, around one o’clock, 50-year-old Merrick Lambey was shot while inside his home on Curl Thompson Street. His attacker let himself inside the house where he found Lambey on his sofa and took aim. Police say the assailant fired …
City Council’s Director of Administration is targeted days after staff firings
The Belize City Council’s Director of Administration Sharlene Rudon’s vehicle was set on fire last night, or at least someone tried to destroy it with fire. Today police are looking at whether the damage to her property has any connection to her responsibilities at City Hall, in particular as it relates to the recent firings …
Mother shares her struggle to assist daughter with Lupus
Lupus is a systemic autoimmune disease that occurs when your body’s immune system attacks your own tissues and organs. Inflammation caused by lupus can affect many different body systems, including your joints, skin, kidneys, blood cells, brain, heart, and lungs. Many Belizeans continue to fight this disease. Joycelyn Jacobs knows the struggles only too well; …
PANCAP: faith-leaders essential to reduce stigma associated with HIV/AIDS
The PANCAP Champions for Change Programme recognized the need for faith-based organizations to be involved in reducing the stigma and discrimination that is often time associated with HIV/AIDS. Since 2004, they have been working to achieve this in other Caribbean countries and today, they held a consultation with faith leaders here in Belize. Love News …
58 pounds of weed in police hands
San Ignacio police intercepted the trafficking of over 58 pounds of marijuana on Wednesday. ASP Cowo shared more details of the bust. ASP Alejandro Cowo, CIB Belize City: “Whilst in the Tea Kettle Village they intercepted a blue in color Wingle with Belize City license plate and as a result they observe two male …
Guatemalan-Belizeans will be allowed to re-register
There are a significant amount of persons originally from other Central American countries who now call Belize home and have been granted citizenship. Among those persons are Guatemalans, which has raised concerns because of the Belize-Guatemala territorial dispute. Many have expressed that Guatemalans who have obtained Belizean nationality not be allowed to vote in the …
Teacher’s Day event will proceed unhindered, says Education Minister
Education Minister Patrick Faber also responded to the BNTU’s decision not to financially contribute to this year’s Teachers Day event. The event will be held on a national level at the Civic in Belize City. The BNTU says it does not money to contribute and today Minister Faber told the press that the event will …
DPM Patrick Faber’s run in with police in the U.S.
Deputy Prime Minister Patrick Faber had a run in with the law in the US last month. The incident reportedly happened on April 20 in Henry County, Georgia. According to online reports, two Henry County Schools had to placed on lock for more than two hours after threatening calls were made to the school. The …
Deputy Prime Minister addresses concerns raised by BCCI
The Nationality Scrutinizing Committee has ceased reviewing applications from Guatemalans who want to be granted Belizean Citizenship. The Belize Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI) has been very vocal on their position that no Guatemalans should be granted Belizean Nationality because it is in contravention of the constitution. The Belize National Teachers Union (BNTU) and …
Cabinet decides to accept former Contractor General’s missing reports
Yesterday we told you that former Contractor General Godwin Arzu wanted to submit his missing annual reports to the National Assembly at the end of April. We were told that his reports were not accepted by since he is no longer the contractor general and the law states that it is only the contractor general …
Guatemalan encroachment getting worse
Friends for Conservation and Development (FCD) is reporting recent increased encroachments in the Chiquibul Forest. The escalating encroachments within our borders are, according to the FCD, as a result of a ‘Yes” vote which the Guatemalan Government garnered during its ICJ Referendum last month. According to the FCD, Guatemalans who live near the border are …
Patrick Faber condemns ‘victimization’ by Belize City Council
In a statement issued late yesterday evening, the PUP Belize City Council explained why six employees were terminated. In the release, it states that since the council is in a poor fiscal condition, it was necessary for a restructuring exercise to be carried out in order to achieve financial stability. That exercise included the termination …
Belize-Guatemala Joint Commission meets
The Belize-Guatemala Joint Commission met on May 9 under the auspices of the Organization of American States, OAS, in Guatemala City. Among the matters discussed was the defining of roadmap for the initial implementation of four of the 13 Bilateral Agreements between Belize and Guatemala. These include the Movement of Students, the Protection of the Environment, …
Drug planes landing in Spanish Lookout
There have been recent reports of illegal drug plane landings in Spanish Lookout. The illegal landings are reportedly taking place on a developing airstrip in the Yallback area of the community. Paul Lopez files this report. Paul Lopez, PlusTv Journalist: As most Belizeans are aware, there have been...
Re registration set for July 2
Voters Re-registration is set to begin on the second day of July. A voter’s re-registration is required by law to take place every ten years, but one has not taken place for the past 20 years in Belize. Over the past several months, re-registration has been a topic of conversation surrounding Belize...
Teachers’ salaries to be slashed for participating in rally
In March of this year, teachers from across the country gathered in Belmopan for a rally against violence against children and women. The BNTU had organized the event to coincide with the annual budget debate at the House of Representatives. Hundreds of teachers participated as well as other individ...
Increased encroachment since Guatemalan Referendum
Has there been an increase in Guatemalan encroachment in Belizean territory since that country’s Referendum? Friends of Conservation and Development says it appears that way. On Tuesday, May 8th, FCD rangers were patrolling the Southern Chiquibul when they discovered a complex array of clear encroa...
CWU president speaks on behalf of CWU members fired by City Council
Yesterday, we reported on the terminations of six employees from the Belize City Council, including the City Administrator Candice Miller. Two of the workers fired are members of the Christian Workers Union and today on his morning talk show, President of CWU, Mose Hyde, spoke about the firing of th...
BNTU takes no position on going to ICJ
As we said earlier, re-registration is in the pipeline leading up to the referendum on whether Belizeans should take the Guatemalan territorial dispute to the ICJ. Yesterday, the media asked the president of the Belize National Teachers Union if it has an official position as a union on going to th...
Rented pick up abandoned with sacks of weed
This afternoon, police conducted a joint operation in Teakettle Village when they came across a blue Great Wall Wingle pick up with Belize City license plate. Upon seeing the cops, the driver attempted to evade the police and collided into a hill. The occupants of the vehicle jumped out of the vehic...
Eric Mendez’ house shot at
Yesterday we told you that 20 year old Eric Mendez had been arraigned on the charge of attempted murder. He is the accused gunman who shot Tyrone Stevens several times on Sunday while Stevens went to a store to purchase. Stevens is listed in a critical condition and Mendez is now on remand until his next court appearance.
Business owners need to be vigilant as robberies increase
Earlier this week, police told the media that many of the crimes occurring in the country are due to robberies. Even some of the recent murders are believed to have been as a result of robberies gone bad. Police say they are investigating each case and these types of crimes are harder for polcie to prevent. However, Deputy Commissioner Chester Williams explained that there are some measures that business owners can take to help deter robbers and perhaps assist police in apprehending criminals in the event of a robbery.
MASS TERMINATION AT BELIZE CITY COUNCIL
There was a mass firing at the Belize City Council this morning. According to information reaching Plus News, at least 11 persons were fired and based on several reports, former City Administrator Candice Miller was among the number of persons who received termination letters this morning. Miller was placed on suspension over a month ago after Mayor Wagner accused Miller of failing to protect the interest and resources of the city.
Eric Mendez charged for attempted murder of Tyron Stevens
Twenty year old Eric Edward Mendez has been charged for the Sunday, May 6, attempted murder of Tyrone Stevens. Tonight Mendez is on remand at the Belize Central Prison while his alleged victim is at the KHMH recovering from as many as nine bullet wounds to his body. Stevens is said to be stable but critical.
Belizeans remanded to prison in El Salvador for Money laundering
Last week Thursday we reported to you that 3 Belizeans were arrested in El Salvador for money laundering offenses. As we reported those three Belizeans were 32 year old Marlon Alberto Valle, 28 year old Jessy Grabiel Ojeda, and 35 year old Deymy Vanessa Rodríguez.
More Shootings, More Police in Port
The Port Loyola Area in Belize City has seen an increase in shooting incidents over the last week. Many were left in shock by Wednesday night’s shooting incident on Fabers Road that was caught on surveillance camera. Four persons were shot in that incident. Since that night, we have reported on several different shooting incidents in the Port Loyola area, including the murder of 29 year old Jason Sutherland on Thursday night.
PUC and BWS going to court
Earlier this year, the PUC decided to lower water and sewage rates by an estimated six point three nine percent. The intended decrease was a preliminary decision to be in effect from April of 2018 to March of 2020. However, BWS has not made any changes to their rates since 2015; instead the utility company made a decision to take the proposed decrease to court for judicial review.
PUC says Caye Caulker should be on the BEL grid
The PUC has called on B.E.L to inter connect the island of Caye Caulker to their power grid. Caye Caulker is one of the few remaining areas in Belize that is powered by diesel generators. According to PUC Chairman John Avery, B.E.L has been spending in excess of three million dollars a year on Diese...
P.U.C CHAIRMAN SPEAKS ON ELECTRICITY RATES INCREASE
As we reported last Week, Belizean’s can expect an increase in their light bills. B.E.L recently requested that the P.U.C increase electricity rates due to lower consumer usage and higher cost of power. B.E.L initially requested an increase from thirty six point nine-nine cents per kilowatt-hour to ...
18 year old charged for Aggravated Assault
Eighteen year old Phozhaun Lewis was remanded to prison for aggravated assault with a firearm. Lewis was arraigned on a single charge of aggravated assault with a firearm upon 21 year old Joshua Augustine. The arrest resulted from a shooting incident in Belize City which occurred on Saturday, May ...
Increased Police Presence in Dangriga
Known as the ‘culture capital’ of Belize, Dangriga has not been spared from shooting incidents and murders. Plus News has reported on three separate shooting incidents in Dangriga over the past two weeks. Two of those shooting incidents resulted in the murder of 55 year old Jamaican national Patrick...
CLIMATE CHANGE WORKSHOP
According to the latest Climate Change study on Belize, as a low-lying developing country, the nation of Belize is highly vulnerable to the effects of climate change. In an effort to identify adaptation measures to decrease this vulnerability, as well as to build Belize’s national capacity on climat...
Raccoon Street Police Station Gets New Conflict Resolution Office
The Raccoon Street Police Station is getting a new office to tackle gang violence in Belize City. The office is referred to as the Conflict Resolution office and it is as a result of collaboration between the Belize Police Department and various supporting organizations. According to Robert Mariano...
On Friday night the Smart Belize Hurricanes and the Dangriga Dream Ballers played at the brand new Civic Center inBelize City. Devin Daley of Smart Belize Hurricanes led the team in scoring with 23 points. Devin Daley, Guard, Smart Bze Hurricanes: Today was just a rough first half, but thankfully w...
Fire Left, Fire Right, Fire Center Belize City Mayor fires six employees without cause
There is a great deal of uncertainty and apprehension at the Belize City Council as six staff members have been fired from the Council and there is word that more are underway.
The Guardian has confirmed that the six staff members received their letters of termination on Tuesday May 8; all the letters are dated a day earlier on May 7. Among those persons receiving their letter was Candice Miller, the now former City Administrator. On Thursday of last week, Miller along with her attorney Magali Perdomo appeared before the council for her to answer to charges by the council of neglect of duties. Apparently her fate was deliberated thereafter and the letter was drafted. In the correspondence it states that she was terminated, “for gross dereliction of your duties.”
$300 School Subsidy automatic in Corozal and rural Belize, Orange Walk and Cayo
On the occasion of this year’s Education Showcase, Hon. Patrick Faber noted the following: “We have for instances noted with great delight the impact of the Government’s High School Subsidy Program. The most recent MICS Survey report shows that transition rate from primary to secondary school is higher for the poorest wealth quintile than the next two quintiles above it. This is a clear indication of the impact of the Government’s high school subsidy program.
Countrywide Solid Waste Management
In 2015, the Belize Solid Waste Management Authority (BSWMA) completed the implementation of the Sanitary Landfill and transfer stations that sees the safe and effective disposal of waste from Caye Caulker, San Pedro, San Ignacio/Santa Elena and Belize City to the sanitary landfill at mile 24 on the George Price Highway. Under the project, transfer stations were built in all the abovementioned areas and one was also built in Burrell Boom. With that now complete and with garbage being properly managed in these areas, the intention is for the solid waste management to be expanded countrywide.
Contract Signed for Construction of Airport Link Road Project
The Government of Belize has signed a contract with CISCO Construction Ltd. in the sum of BZ$34,274,306.17 for the construction of the Airport Link Road. The signing of the contract took place on Monday, May 7, 2018 and works are expected to commence immediately. Funding for this project was secured through an OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID) loan.
Belize to measure Iodine Intake in Children
The ministries of Health and of Education, in partnership with the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), United Nations Children Emergency Fund (UNICEF), and Iodine Global Network, will be working together to carry out a survey. That survey will be used to measure and report on the levels of iodine in Belizean children. Belize is one of the nine Caribbean countries participating in the “Caribbean Region Urinary Iodine and Sodium Study 2018” project.
During this survey, approximately 400 children between the ages of 6 and 12 from four primary schools in the Belize, Stann Creek, and Corozal Districts will participate. Their height, weight, and head circumference will be measured and body fluid samples will be taken for laboratory testing and analysis. Officials from both ministries involved are in communication with the selected schools, teachers, and parents to share the details of the survey.
2018 Youth Innovation Challenge
The opening ceremony of the fifth annual Youth Innovation Challenge was held on Wednesday, May 9, 2018 at the Marion Jones Sporting Complex. This year’s challenge, held under the theme “Literacy for Financial Security”, saw the participation of ten secondary schools from the Belize District. Those schools included San Pedro High School, Caye Caulker Ocean Academy, Ladyville Technical High School, Edward P. Yorke, Saint Catherine Academy, Saint John’s College, Sadie Vernon Technical, Anglican Cathedral College, Gwen Lizarraga High School, and Belize High School.
GOB takes Ashcroft Alliance for 100 Million Dollars
Justice Courtney Abel has heard opening arguments in the first of a three-day trial in the claim that the Government controlled company, Sunshine Holdings Limited, has made against the Government of Belize and the Ashcroft Alliance.
The company is seeking restitution, and it is asking trace the monetary compensation, to the tune of over 100 million dollars, which the Government paid to the Ashcroft-allied, Dean Boyce and the Trustees of the BTL Employees Trust in the settlement of the fight over BTL. They want the money to be paid to Sunshine, instead of the BTL Employees Trust, which means that they want the Ashcroft entity to pay them that money which they assert was never theirs.
A Bitter Pill for Pitts
With the slogan, (From “Lee Johnnycake Gyal” to Dr. Candice Pitts Back to serve Port) Candice Pitts launched her campaign to dethrone Gilroy Usher as the PUP standard bearer in the Port Loyola constituency. But while her campaign was impassioned and tireless, on May 2nd she was given a bitter pill to swallow. All her efforts were dashed when the PUP endorsed Usher as the Standard Bearer. No convention would take place.
That must have sent chills down Pitts’s spine and ruptured her gall and bile spilled to all corners of the PUP. In a statement she stated that, “the PUP have dictated a decision for them.
Candice Pitts sticks it to the PUP
It happened just like we expected, Dr. Candice Pitts has gone on the offense. She hit the PUP hard for what she considered as the PUP doing her an injustice. For context, let us lay out the situation as it happened. Pitts was being encouraged to mount a challenge in Port Loyola. According to what we’ve heard from those deep throats in the PUP, it was by her special friend Cordel. She was certainly hot on the heels of Gilroy Usher, who had been the face of the PUP in Port Loyola since just after the 2008 election. Riding high on her recent victory as a part of the PUP Belize City Council slate and banking on her humble beginning as the self dubbed ‘LEE JOHNNY CAKE GYAL,’ she started a rather aggressive campaign to replace the aforementioned Usher.
CARICOM members to phase out incandescent bulbs
As members of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) move to become more energy efficient, steps are being taken to phase out the use of incandescent bulbs. On the basis of a mandate from the CARICOM Energy Ministers, plans for the phasing out are being developed by the CARICOM Secretariat and the CARICOM Regional Organization for Standards and Quality (CROSQ). Those plans are expected to be completed in September 2018 with the initiative beginning possibly as soon as January 2019.
Police arrest one for Back-A-Town shooting
After being busted with a .380 pistol loaded with 7 live rounds in its chamber, Nisani Daniel Garcia was arraigned in the Belize City Magistrate’s Court. He appeared unrepresented before Chief Magistrate Sharon Fraser where he was read charges of keeping a firearm and keeping ammunition without being granted a gun license.
The allegations are that on Wednesday, May 2, 2018 at about 8:30 p.m., police received information of shots being fired in the Back-a-Town area. Several police officers proceeded to the area on Saint Jude Street. There, they entered a yard and saw a male person stooping down at the back of the house.
Guilty of Attempting to kill his Cousin
Kevaughan Staine remains on remand after he was convicted on a charge of attempted murder. This conviction took place on Friday, May 4, 2018 before Supreme Court Justice Colin Williams. Staine was charged for the attempted murder of Taisha Staine, his cousin.
The incident occurred just a stone’s throw away from the victim’s house on Gladden Street in the St. Martin’s de Porres Area on December 13, 2013. It was witnessed by Taisha’s mother who saw the gunman but did not recognize that it was her daughter that the gunman was attempting to kill.
Chased, shot and killed in St. Matthews
Dean Glenford Galvez, a 21 year-old laborer of Saint Matthews Village in the Cayo District, has been charged with murder for the shooting death of his fellow villager, 19 year-old Roni Casasola Jr.. His relatives say that the man who shot him to death was behaving in a drunken and belligerent manner, and that they don’t know why that shooter gunned him down.
Police say that around 12:35 a.m. on Sunday, May 6, they responded to information of a shooting incident in the village. When they arrived, they found a hispanic young man on an unnamed street. He was later identified as Casasola, and the cops observed that he was suffering from gunshot wounds.
Daniel Guardado killed for no apparent reason
Daniel Guardado, a 43 year-old working man in Belize City, was murdered over the weekend in an unexplained and apparently senseless shooting. He reportedly had no ties to the streets or criminal activities, yet, he was ruthlessly shot and killed by a gunman who police are now looking for.
Police say that at around 9:35 p.m., on Saturday, May 5, 2018, they went to the KHMH where they found Guardado who was already pronounced dead on arrival, as a consequence of multiple gunshot injuries to his body.
Hattieville Family spared jail time for Drugs and Ammunition
A family of four Hattieville residents is lucky to be home after two of the four were charged with drug and ammunition related offenses in November 2017. Sonia Shepherd, 61, her children, Aretha and Kenrick Danderson, and her 18-year-old grandson Hakeem O’Brien were in court on Friday, May 4, 2018.
The family members had initially pleaded not guilty to the charges of possession of a controlled drug and for keeping ammunition without granted a gun license.
Father on remand for Incest of 13 year old girl
A 42-year-old fisherman, whose identity cannot be revealed, was arraigned in the Belize City Magistrate’s Court on Monday, May 7, 2018 on one count of incest. This man was accused of a sexual crime against his daughter and as a result, he was only read the indictable offense of incest. No plea was taken since the matter can only be tried in the Supreme Court.
Weed client killed Jason Sutherland
Belize City police suspect but must confirm that Jason Sutherland, 29, was murdered in what looks to be an ongoing feud between two warring gangs. Sutherland was shot and killed by a man who pretended to be a non-threatening marijuana customer.
On Thursday, May 3, 2018, at around 8:35 p.m., officers from the Criminal Investigation Branch visited the KHMH where they found Sutherland suffering from multiple gunshot injuries to the body. The doctor on duty had already pronounced him dead on arrival.
Luis Velasquez owes $40,000 in liquor
A man who was wanted by the Supreme Court for fraud is now in police custody and a determination is to be reached as to how he will pay a $40,000 debt owed to L&R Liquors. That man is 36-year-old Luis Velasquez. He was found by police in the village of Maskall. There was an all-points bulletin out for Velasquez for fraud when he was picked up on Friday, May 4, 2018 by police in Maskall.
Murder suspect walks free-caution statement ruled inadmissible
On May 17, 2012, 48-year-old Jermaine McNab was gunned down while inside his store, Mobile Hardware, located at the corner of Curassow Street and Cemetery Road. McNab was shot three times to the body and died on the spot. For that murder, an 18-year-old Anthony Carballo was considered a murder suspect after police claimed that he gave them a witness and a caution statement.
Taxi man called out and killed
Sbeiro Habib Hajjara, a 36 year-old Honduran Taxi driver living in Belize City, was found dead inside his taxi vehicle early on Sunday, May 6. He was on the job, and it is uncertain why he was killed. Another innocent law-abiding citizen was murdered in cold blood, in what looks like a spike in crime for the last three weeks.
Police say that at around 3:47 a.m. on Sunday, officers responded to reports of shots being fired at the corner of Mahogany Street and Western Avenue in Belize City.
Remand for Unlicensed Firearm and Ammunition
Belize Police were able to take another illegal firearm off the streets when they arrested and charged Malique Gentle for the offense of keeping unlicensed firearm and ammunitions. The 21-year-old was arraigned in the Belize City Magistrate’s Court on Monday, May 7, 2018 before Senior Magistrate Aretha Ford.
Verdes FC and the Belmopan Bandits SC play to a Draw in Game One of the Finals
The Premier League of Belize 2017-2018 Closing Season has now entered its championship round with the first of the home-and-away series game played on Sunday, May 6th at the Norman Broaster Stadium in San Ignacio Town between the defending champions Verdes FC and the Belmopan Bandits SC.
In the first game played, the defending National Football Champions Verdes FC was the first to make it onto the scoreboard when Alcides Thomas scored the 1st goal of the game in the 47+ minute of the game to give the defending champions a 1-0 lead.
Lord’s Bank Sunrise leads in Belize Rural Softball Competition
The 2018 Belize Rural Softball Competition continued on Sunday 6th May at Flowers Bank with three games on the schedule.
In the first game played, Sandhill Shooting Stars defeated Arrows Reloaded by the score of 16-15. The winning pitcher was Jasany Westby and the losing pitcher was Shauna Avilez.
In game two, Lord’s Bank Sunrise won its third game of the competition when it defeated Double Head Cabbage by the score of 9-6.
Pepsi National Elite Basketball League commence playoff round
The long anticipated Pepsi NEBL semi-finals rolled into Game 1 of its best-of-three series this past weekend. Both match-ups were given a preview at the end of the season as both semi-final duo played each other at the end of the regular season. With four formidable teams entering the playoffs this year, the championship is surely up for grabs where any of the 4 teams, who win this season will not come as a surprise. The level of the play in the NEBL is surely improving every season, as is evident by the quality of games.
Belize Athletics Association to hold National Track and Field Championship
The Belize Athletics Association invites all athletes and track enthusiasts once again to be a part of a National Track and Field Championship event. The event will be hosted at the Marion Jones Sports Complex on Saturday and Sunday the 19 – 20 May, 2018.
All athletes 16 years and older can participate in the events.
Registration forms can be obtained from and returned to the BAA via email ( [email protected]) or from our Facebook page (Belize Athletics Association) or at the Marion Jones Sports Complex. Please feel free to contact any of the members of the BAA executive or any of the coaches at the MJSC.
Unitedville Rebels United continue on Winning Path in Softball Competition
The Cayo softball Association 2018 Senior Women’s Competition continued on Sunday 6th May, at the Mae Gordon Field in the City of Belmopan with three games on the schedule.
In game 1, Roaring Creek Grace Kennedy defeated the Belmopan Capital City Emeralds by the score of 20 to 2 in four innings. The winning pitcher was Leandra Guy and losing pitcher, Aludy Hyde.
The Roaring Creek Grace Kennedy’s offence was keyed by Shakira Wade’s home run in the game.
Monchi Cervantes and Abelardo Mai from OW North and OW South respectively decided to take no chances and quickly programmed their constituency conventions for this Sunday past. They must have reasoned that when you take a chance any number can play. Monchi would have certainly remembered the fate of one Raphael Avila, who tended to the OW North constituency for four years leading up to the 2012 elections, then at the last minute he was defeated in convention by Jorge Briceño. An identical chess move caught Mr. Diodi Novelo in OW Central in 1989; a last minute “golpe” from the late Polo Briceño.
Words of Life With Pastor Barry Fraser
This week, we look at a special mother: Naomi, the mother-in-law who shared her faith.
Naomi and her family fled to the country of Moab because of a famine in their land. Her husband died, and her two sons married Moabite women, Orpah and Ruth. After 10 years both of Naomi’s sons passed away, and Naomi heard that the Lord Yahweh had blessed the land of her people with food again. She told her daughters-in-law that they could return home to find new husbands. Although they both wept at her leaving, one refused to leave Naomi’s side.
Life Principles I Recommend Part 2
Do you have a personal manual of life principles that you live by? What adages do you use to guide you in your everyday living? Since last week, I have been sharing my list of 75 important life principles that I try to live by. This list is a compilation of important life lessons I’ve learned at one point or another. It pertains to different areas of life from dealing with people, to our emotions, to life’s challenges, to achieving success, to handling failure. I shared the first 25 last week and this week I’ll share the second 25 of my list.
Breaking Belize News
BBN person of the week: Basilio Mes
Born in a humble Maya family in Santa Cruz Village in the southern lush jungles of the Toledo District, Basilio Mes grew up to do what he loves to do – birding, spending time in nature, and tour guiding. […]
Is Turneffe Atoll the geographic location of Peter Pan’s paradise?
A popular Youtuber by the name of Matthew Patrick on his Youtube Channel The Film […]
Were UDP operatives involved in act of arson?
This morning we reported that the Director of Administration at Belize City Council, Sharlene Rudon, was […]
National re-registration scheduled for July, know the facts!
It has been almost 12 years since the Government of Belize has n’t cleaned up the voter’s […]
Police confiscate 58 pounds of weed in Teakettle, Cayo
Police are investigating an incident involving a vehicle that was carrying 58 pounds of weed. According […]
FCD reports on illegal occupation by Guatemalans inside the Chiquibul
Friends for Conservation and Development (FCD) issued a report yesterday informing that while on a joint […]
Belize-Guatemala joint Commission meets with OAS
Yesterday, the Belize-Guatemala Joint Commission met for the second time this year, under the auspices […]
Armed robber caught on camera fined $3,000
In a very unusual case, a Corozal firefighter was fined and released after being charged with […]
Belize City Council HR Manager victim of arson
Our newsroom has been reliably informed of an arson incident which has a political back […]
Minister Faber says BNTU unable to make payment for teachers’ day event at Civic Center
Every year, one day is set aside to celebrate and to honor the teachers of Belize […]
Belize City Mayor and brother-in-law at odds over recent terminations
Belize City Mayor, Bernard Wagner, and his brother-in-law, Evan “Mose” Hyde, are currently at odds. Not […]
Minister Faber supports docking salaries for teachers that protested against violence
During the historic eleven days of protest by the Belize National Teachers’ Union (BNTU), Minister […]
Candice Miller defends annual $90,000 salary and says termination unjust
She has been trending on social media for a while and made the news several times, […]
Belize’s Health Services congratulates Nurses
Belizean nurses join the World and the International Council of Nurses (ICN) in speaking out on […]
Belize City Council issues statement on terminations of employees
Yesterday evening, the Belize City Council issued a statement following the termination of employees from the […]
Cayo man rapes 14-year-old step-daughter; Police are investigating
Cayo police are investigating a case of a 14-year-old girl who was allegedly raped by her […]
Belize City students tour Crooked Tree Village
Yesterday, Commander of Eastern Division in Belize City, Howell Gillett along with his staff members took […]
UDP tells PUP Mayor to reinstate employees and stop terminations
Earlier this week we reported that several top-level employees at the Belize City Council were terminated. […]
Cayo Rosario Development: Hol Chan Marine Reserve is For the People Of Belize, Not Private Gain
Development is planned and has been approved for Cayo Rosario on the leeward side of Ambergris Caye. This press release really says it all but first…a bit of background. And a few pictures.
Bottom Line: THERE SHOULD BE NO OVER THE WATER STRUCTURES IN HOL CHAN MARINE RESERVE.
Cayo Rosario is the caye that you see when you visit Secret Beach.
BELIZE CREATES HISTORY
Belize created history late last month by becoming the first country in Central and South America to compete in the illustrious Penn Relays in over 80 years.
“In 1937, a Panamanian team came to the Penn Relays and, since that time — until now — there has not been a team from Central America participating in the games,” James Cordice, the Vincentian-born, Philadelphia-based architect behind Belize and St. Vincent and the Grenadines’ participation in the Penn Relays.
Cordice, a community advocate, was instrumental in having two St. Vincent and the Grenadines high schools — The Thomas Saunders Secondary School and the St. Vincent Grammar School — compete in the Penn Relays Carnival for the past eight years.
The Jaguar Is Made for the Age of Humans
There’s a jaguar in the baño,” George Olah told me with a small smile.
“Um?” I managed, squinting into the dusky Amazon forest surrounding our camp.
“She’s behind that tree. Look for spots,” Olah said. Then: “No. That tree,” pointing to a trunk between 30 and 40 feet away.
In an instant, I registered that, yes, the bathroom trail we had cut through the Peruvian jungle was indeed occupied by a member of the largest cat species in the Americas. She was so close that if she launched herself at one of us, it would be game over in seconds.
“Shiiiiiiiiit,” I said as we—unarmed except for a couple of machetes and a small slingshot—quickly moved closer to get a better look.
Belize Music Week, 2min. Belize Music Week May 14 to 19, 2018 Belize City Civic Center Music - Everybody's Favorite.
Bike Ride Belize May 09, 2018, 9min.
Cayo Espanto - Belize, 1min.
Cave tubing in Belize, 23min. Cave tubing in Belize. You travel through a good portion of the cave system. Well worth visiting.
MOTHERS DAY 2018, 8min. PGTV News Network
Chocolate Stout, 35min. on Open Your Eyes
Bruk it down Jenny, 35min. on Open Your Eyes
National Aids Commission, 48min. on Open Your Eyes
, 1/2min. Baird's tapir on an early morning stroll around Rio Grande and checking out a trailcam. She's giving it a good sniff with her long flexible nose.
Mass fish death on Ambergris Caye, 7min.
Mothers Park Ceremony, 3min.
Cayo Rosario and Blackadore Caye | Ambergris Bay, 1/2min. On an American Airlines flight from Miami to Belize we fly over Ambergris Bay which is just to the west of Ambergris Caye.
Exploring San Pedro, Belize, 14min. We loved Belize! We had a great time exploring the ruins at Lamanai, snorkeling at Hol Chan Marine Reserve and Mexico Rocks, venturing out to “Secret Beach”, and relaxing by the pool. We stayed at the Grande Caribe in Ambergris Caye.
SAN PEDRO, BELIZE 2018, 5min.
Fishing trip clip/ I went to belize, 5min.
Playing with a Tarantula (Belize), 1min.