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The San Pedro Sun

UN Subcommittee on the Prevention of Torture makes first visit to Belize
The United Nations Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture (SPT) made its first visit to Belize from Monday, April 22nd through to Friday, April 27th. After their visit to the country, UN experts stated that Belize must establish an independent National Preventive Mechanism (NPM) to avert and deter torture and ill-treatment of people deprived of their liberty. According to the Head of SPT Secretariat, these are standard visits, per an established annual programme of visits, and therefore not triggered by any specific issues but in general preventive work to monitor places of detention and to assist the governments to establish its NPM. The SPT Secretariat further stated that the Government of Belize (GOB) is overdue in establishing the NPM and the SPT visited to advise them on the establishment.

San Pedro Tour Operators Association General Meeting welcomes special guest from BTB
On Wednesday, May 9th the San Pedro Tour Operators Association (SPTOA) hosted a general meeting at the Sunbreeze Hotel conference room. Various issues pertaining to the association were discussed, and engaging with the tour operators was Belize Tourism Board's (BTB) Director of Cruise and Destination Planning, Noriko Gamero. She highlighted the process of enforcement and the importance of the tourism stakeholder participation to address some of the problems affecting the tour operator community on the island. Chairman of the SPTOA Everette Anderson gave a brief overview of the issues affecting tour operators on the island, like tour operators and guides working without a valid license. He also presented a financial report of the organization and encouraged members to ask others to join.

BTB and Love FM join forces to host first ever Sea Challenge Kayak Race
In seeking to continue highlighting the beauty of Belize and its Caribbean coast, Love FM and the Belize Tourism Board (BTB) have partnered to bring a new sport challenge; the Belize Sea Challenge. The competition will see kayakers compete in a 218- mile race starting from Punta Gorda Town in Southern Belize on Thursday, May 17th, and culminating on Monday, May 21st in Corozal Town, northern Belize. The race features fabulous station prizes and is expected to raise the marketing bar on Belize as the ultimate tourist adventure destination. The five-day race will be divided into three categories (male, female, and mixed) and will make overnight stops in Placencia Village, Dangriga Town, Belize City, and San Pedro Town. All kayaks must be double-seated open water sea kayaks, and up to 20 feet long.

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Explore the hidden secrets of The Murals of Chactemal
A tremendous amount of energy and generous support has gone into preparing the most dynamic and academic encounter that has ever been planned and assembled in oue beautiful Corozal Town, Belize. Please join The Maya cultural NGO groups To'one Masehualoon and The Northern Maya Association of Belize for a ground breaking academic and cultural experiences as we explore the hidden secrets of The Murals of Chactemal at Santa Rita Hill, Corozal Town, Belize. See the complete expression of the Maya culture as we merge the material aspects of the discussion on the murals with the spiritual expression and traditions as reflected in the "hetzmek" ceremony, the "Pok ta Pok" Maya ball game, the maya wedding ceremony re-enactment and a real and legal Maya Wedding.

Historic and Maya artifacts
The Institute of Archaeology joins Dr Eleanor Harrison-Buck at the Cashew Fest in Crooked Tree doing show and tell on historic and Maya artifacts as well introducing the soon to be opened Crooked Tree Museum and Cultural Heritage Center.

NOCHE DE CUENTOS
The Northern Maya Association of Belize,Banquetas house of culture and Sandy Hunter Library brought us a evening of stories of our Maya legends . Maya legends like the Huay Miis,X'tabay ,Alux, Nukux tat(Tata Duende) and more . Story tellers included Felicita Cantun,Faustino Yam,Baldomino Barboza,Manuel Reyes, Luz Novelo and Rick Castillo .

LOVE FM

Second vehicle set on fire in Belize City
Another vehicle was set on fire in Belize City last night. The incident happened in the North Creek area. The owner of the vehicle, Melanie Staine says that she was already asleep when neighbors alerted her that her 2001, silver Extera had been set on fire. Melanie Staine, Fire Victim: "I came home sometime after 7 �

Does City Hall have the money to pay Candice Miller?
Before her termination, Miller was placed on suspension, which she has said she will challenge in court. Her termination follows the renewal of her contract at City Hall that was done in September of 2017. That contract saw a significant increase in her annual salary to around ninety thousand dollars. Following her termination, City Hall �

Belize City Deputy Mayor defends terminations
Belize City Deputy Mayor, Oscar Arnold today addressed questions from the media surrounding the termination of six employees at the City Council, among them the controversial dismissal of former City Administrator Candice Miller. The Deputy Mayor says that the Council followed due process and stood by the grounds on which all dismissals were made. He �

Fire leaves family homeless
Tonight a family is homeless after their home was destroyed by fire. Sharmaine Bainton, along with her family, was living in the two-bedroom wooden house located in Vista Del Mar for the past two years. Bainton said that she got a call from her daughter informing her that their home was on fire. Sharmaine Bainton �

The Reporter

Child reportedly injured in shooting in Belize City
Unconfirmed but reliable reports are that a child was injured during a shooting a few minutes ago in Belize City. Information reaching the Reporter is that the little boy, who is said to be younger than 10 years old, was passing by in a Dollar Van when someone opened fire on Central American Boulevard at its junction with Vernon Street.

"Old beef" results in chopping
A man is receiving treatment at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital after he suffered a chop wound on his neck during a confrontation with another man. The victim, Ivan Hyde, 26, a construction worker of Mile 19.5 Phillip Goldson highway, Sand Hill village, told police that the chopping sometime before 11:00 Friday night stemmed from a fist fight in which he was involved with the other man two months ago. He said that last night he was socializing in front of a friend's house in the village when the same man showed up and he asked him what he was doing there.

Breaking Belize NewsPJ

Over $14,000 in company cash stolen from Brodies employee in Orange Walk
Orange Walk police are investigating a robbery of over $14,000 in cash belonging to James Brodies and Company from a vehicle belonging to an employee. [�]

Heritage Bank coming to Santa Elena town soon
oday, Heritage Bank employees are out in Santa Elena town meeting business owners and residents informing them that a new branch will be opened next month in Santa Elena town. [�]

Man chopped to neck, refuses to give statement
Police are investigating a chopping incident that occurred last night. Around 11:00 p.m. on Friday, Ivan Hyde, 26, of 19.5 miles Philip Goldson highway, Sand Hill village was socializing at a friend's house when a person who he previously had a fist fight with arrived. [�]

$40,000 Ford Explorer stolen in Belize city
Police are investigating the theft of a Ford Explorer that happened last night. Around 11:32 last night, Dean Fuller reported to police that sometime between the hours of 7:00 and 10:30 p.m., his white 2012 Ford Explorer valued at $40,000 was stolen. [�]

DPM Faber detained in the US?
Deputy Prime Minister, Patrick Faber, responded to questions on Thursday about an incident which happened last month in Henry County, Georgia, in which he was allegedly detained by police outside of a school as a result of a "domestic incident". [�]

Fire destroys SUV in Belize City
Police are investigating the cause of a fire that destroyed a 2001 SUV in North Creek, Belize City. According to reports, the Belize Fire Service Department (BFSD) was called to North Creek [�]

Toledo cops investigating fire that destroyed building in Forest Home village
Toledo police are investigating a fire that gutted down a building in Forest Home, Toledo. On Thursday morning around 1:20, police were called to Forest Home Village and saw a wooden bungalow house with zinc roofing measuring 40ft by 60ft, completely engulfed in flames. [�]

Union members believe in Mose
The Christian Workers Union (CWU) is representing two of the six employees that were terminated from the Belize City Council. Last month, the CWU elected its new President, firebrand activist Evan Mose Hyde. [�]

One of 4 accused murderers set free
Luis Campos, one of four men charged with the murder of a San Pedro taximan is now a free man. Yesterday the case against Campos was dismissed after a 'Nolle prosequi' ( will no longer prosecute) due to a lack of evidence. [�]

Videos

  • Turneffe Reef Belize, 2.5min. Los Amigos to turneffe reef

  • NCL Harvest Caye Belize Splash Park for Kids, 6min.

  • Panama City to Belize, 8min. Flight from Panama City to Belize International Airport.

  • Belize Civic Center Opening, 4min.

  • Learn Yucatec Maya with Faustino Yam, 1min.

  • Nojoch Mak Faustino Yam a Yucatec Maya from Cristo Rey(Corozal) teaching us some Maya, 1min.