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Today's Belize News: May 19, 2018 #530519
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The San Pedro Sun

Police Report
Kept unlicensed ammunition: A search conducted by San Pedro Police at 10AM on Monday, May 14th inside the apartment of 18-year-old John Carlos Hernandez, of Central Park Hotel, ended in the discovery of seven 9mm live rounds of ammunition. Present at the time of the search was 21-year-old Tracey Betancourt, resulting in both of them being arrested and charged with Kept Ammunition without a Gun License.
Drug Trafficking: At about 12:30PM on Tuesday, May 15th, a joint operation was conducted in the DFC area, San Pedro Town. Police conducted a search in the home of, 37-year-old Brionne Deston Swift, Belizean Fisherman of DFC area, where 24-year-old Miriam Elizabeth Rodriguez, Belizean part-time teacher of San Mateo Area was also present.

Smiles get brighter at the San Pedro Smile Dental Clinic
The San Pedro Smile Dental Clinic, located at the Holy Cross Anglican School (HCAS) in the San Mateo Area of San Pedro Town, hosted doctors from Big Sky Dental Center, Bozeman, Montana, U.S.A. from Thursday, May 10th to Wednesday, May 16th. Volunteers that facilitated their service to several island children included: Jessie Guilmette, Taylor Hodges, Kyra Doak, Julie Rood, Doctor Jessie McClung, Doctor Craig Duran, Sue Duran, Holly Duran and Adam Duran. Heading the group of Volunteers is Dr. McClung who says that during the clinics, they look for various things. “Oral examinations are to evaluate overall oral hygiene, looking for things such as plaque, cavities, or even gum disease,” he said.

PM Barrow talks Oil Prices, Referendum & Re-registration
Fuel prices, the referendum to take the Belize-Guatemala territorial dispute to the International Court of Justice, voter re-registration and who will succeed him as United Democratic Party leader going into the 2020 general elections were some of the hot topics Prime Minister Hon. Dean Barrow discussed at a press briefing held at the Belize Best Western Biltmore Plaza Hotel in Belize City on Wednesday morning, May 16th. With fuel prices going up at midnight that same day, Barrow said the new prices at the pump are beyond the government’s control since the world price of oil is rising. He noted that the political situation in Venezuela and the economic and trade sanctions imposed on Venezuela has caused Belize to purchase fuel elsewhere, under not so favorable terms as existed under the PetroCaribe agreement with Venezuela.

Primary & Secondary Schools Festival of Arts delight islanders
The Belize Institute of Creative Arts hosted San Pedro’s Primary & Secondary Schools Festival of Arts 2018 under the theme: “Every Child is an Artist: Art for Learning and Earning” at the Angel Nuñez Auditorium in San Pedro Town on Tuesday, May 15th. The event saw the attendance of hundreds of islanders enjoying a variety of entertainment. Participating were Island Bonita Elementary School (IBES), San Pedro Roman Catholic School (SPRCS), San Pedro High School (SPHS), New Horizon Seventh Day Adventist School (NHSDAS), Holy Cross Anglican School (HCAS) and Ambergris Caye Elementary School (ACES).

Ambergris Today

UN Migration Agency To Support Belize To Develop New Migration Policy
The Government of Belize and the UN Migration Agency (IOM) jointly launched on May 16th the development of a National Migration and Development Policy for Belize. The development of the national policy will be led by the Government of Belize through a Steering Committee chaired by the Department of Immigration and Nationality Services. In developing the policy, the Government of Belize requested technical assistance from the IOM in 2016, and a steering committee was formulated in 2017 to work alongside IOM in drafting the policy framework and to ensure that the policy is aligned with the Government’s development strategy and national vision.

Misc Belizean Sources

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12th Annual World Telecommunications and Information Society Competition
THE RESULTS ARE IN!!! The FIRST PLACE winner of CANTO's 12th Annual World Telecommunications and Information Society Day Competition is Jamal Witty of Belize!!!!!! Jamal's Video 'AI Road to the Future', "Highlights the journey to the future and how the use of technology, specifically Artificial Intelligence, will lead the way". Jamal won a Trip for 2 to Panama inclusive of flights and hotel accommodation at the luxurious Hard Rock Hotel Panama Megapolis, Panama , 1000 USD and a Tablet!

International Museum Day at SISE House of Culture
Celebrating International Museum Day at SISE House of Culture yesterday with over 700 visitors from different schools including Georgeville and Esperanza. A huge thank you to The Belize Archives Department and Institute of Archaeology (NICH) Belize for their support and collaboration.

Santa Elena Primary School Science Fair
Yesterday, the Department of Youth Services Santa Elena Center participated in the Santa Elena Primary School's Science fair 2018! Our officers delivered a message on how DYS impacts young people through our different units, and they also shared the upcoming summer activities that will be taking place at the Santa Elena Youth Center!

NOTICE FROM THE MINISTRY OF NATURAL RESOURCES
It has come to the attention of the Ministry of Natural Resources that certain Justices of the Peace are charging members of the public to provide services in relation to completing applications at the Lands Department. The Public is advised that this is illegal and those JPs will be reported to the Attorney General for appropriate action.

Bigger water tank stand in Midway
The Department of Rural Development assisted the Water Board in the village of Midway by constructing a bigger stand for the Water tank.

Belize Condemns Violence in the Gaza Strip
Belize has been monitoring, with deep concern, the violence at the Israel-Gaza border, which has intensified in recent days, resulting in the death of over 60 persons, including children, and countless injuries. The Government of Belize strongly condemns the use of force by the Israel Defense Force against Palestinian civilians, who have a right to peaceful protest. Belize calls for an end to the violence, and for restraint to be exercised by the Israeli military. At the same time, Belize expresses its sympathy to those who have been injured and to the families of those who have died.

Results for Day 2 of the BTB Love Belize Sea Challenge

Ya'axché Conservation Trust meets with Beekeepers
Today, Friday 18th of May, we are meeting with 18 beekeepers – farmers we have been working with over the past 5 years. We will reflect on the accomplishments, lessons learnt and identify areas that need strengthening as we continuously seek to improve our programs. Honey extracted within the Maya Golden Landscape have been sold across Belize. Thank you for supporting our farmers. We also say a big thank you to numerous donors who have supported our work of improving livelihoods.

The opening ceremony at the Maya Mural Symposium at Dreams Convention Centre in Corozal Town
The symposium is a collaborative effort by Toone Masehualo'on NGO and the Northern Maya Association of Belize. We invite community members to attend and learn about the ancient Chactemal Murals and more. The symposium is on today May 18th and tomorrow. The opening ceremony at the Maya Mural Symposium at Dreams Convention Centre here in Corozal Town. The symposium is a collaborative effort by Toone Masehualo'on NGO and the Northern Maya Association of Belize. We invite community members to attend and learn about the ancient Chactemal Murals and more. The symposium is on today May 18th and tomorrow.

Channel 7

Senator Val Throws Her Name In
Senator Valerie Woods made it official today: she will contest the PUP convention in the Albert Division and challenge her Senate colleague, care-taker Paul Thompson. Woods went to the PUP headquarters at 3:00 this evening - one hour before the deadline - to submit her name and the required paperwork. In so doing she has ended two weeks of intense speculation, which has spawned a fair amount of inter-party tension and social media chatter. She told Daniel Ortiz why she's doing it:.. Reporter: "What is your final decision at this time?" Valerie Woods, aspirant - PUP Standard Bearer - Albert: "I'll be contesting the Albert's Division for sure."

PUP Albert Committee Is All Paul
Woods is the challenger to Senator Paul Thompson who was endorsed as Standard Bearer in late 2014. Thompson said he'll grant us an interview next week, but in the meantime his committee is doing the talking for him. The Committee members sent a signed letter dated yesterday to Party Chairman Henry Usher saying that they give their, quote, "resolute and unwavering support" to Thompson as the party's Standard Bearer for Albert. The letter also notes that Thompson was the campaign manager for the successful Belize City slate in the recent municipal elections. The committee members conclude, quote, "we received overwhelming feedback from the voters that Senator Thompson is…the right leader for the division…" end quote.

Opposition Fury Over Fonso’s Facebook
And in other political news, 7News has learned that Opposition Leader John Briceno is trying to get a Supreme Court injunction against the Guardian's Editor - and UDP Mouthpiece - Alfonso Noble. The issue is in its very preliminary stage, but we understand that Briceno was attempt to get the court to restrain Fonso and his Facebook posts, which Briceño says have and continue to defame and slander him. The hearing was supposed to take place yesterday before Justice Michelle Arana, but it was postponed until this morning. But when we showed up to court, we were told that the attorneys for the 2 sides are in talks to try to work resolve this dispute outside of court.

Not Guilty After 6 Years On Remand
After 6 years on remand, 33 year old Leon Yorke was found not guilty today. In 2012, he was accused of the murder of 43 year old construction worker David John Myvett. Early on the morning of October 31, 2012, Myvett was cementing a street as part of a construction crew when a gunman came up and shot him multiple times to the body. The trial without jury was before Justice Adolph Lucas and Crown Counsel Sheringe Rodriguez, relied on the statement of one eye witness James Noralez.

Chief Elections Officer Defends Her Reputation Against Claims of Wrongdoing
Earlier in the week, we gave you in depth coverage of the PUP's challenge to the March 2018 Municipal Elections in San Pedro. The PUP 7 of that island town is hoping that the Chief Justice will declare those elections void, and that new elections would be called. As we told you, the PUP is complaining specifically about the manner in which the officials of the Elections and Boundaries Department carried out the election. They say that there were major discrepancies, which calls the result into question. The two Elections and Boundaries officials being sued in this election petition are Catherine Cumberbatch, who was acting as the returning officer in San Pedro on that day, and Chief Elections Officer Josephine Tamai.

Breakthrough in Belmopan Murder/Arson
Police have made a major discovery in the case of arson and murder in Belmopan. This afternoon, moving with their trademark swiftness, capital cops found Bruce Davidson's vehicle, a Mahindra pickup burnt up a mile from Belmopan in some bushes. They have also recovered some of Davidson's personal items - including a phone system. Our sources say one person - a minor - is in custody, while an adult is being sought. As we have reported, DNA samples were taken to determine if the murder victim is indeed the proprietor of the farm, Bruce Davidson, who is missing and unaccounted for.

Falling Tree Kills Child In Toledo
A young girl was killed today when a tree fell on her. It happened this morning in San Pedro Columbia in the Toledo District. 58 year old Valentino Teul was cutting down a tree and it fell on his 10 year old granddaughter Emilda Che. She was rushed to the San Antonio Poly clinic, but she didn't make it.

Daring Daylight Robbery
There was a daring armed robbery at the Courts Outlet, on Buttonwood Bay Boulevard yesterday afternoon. At around ten to three, two men entered the store. One of them pulled out a gun and went inside the manager's booth where he snatched $1,420 from the cash pan and then robbed three of the employees of their personal items. All that added up to another $5,500 in valuables. The men escaped and tonight, police have no suspects.

Con-Man Pretended To Be Rotarian On A Life Saving Mission
Police are looking for a con - man who pretended to be a rotarian fundraising for a dying child with cancer. But instead he ripped off at least one business of $1,700 dollars. Police are looking for Michael Rodriguez, who they believe was the master mind of the scam. The bogus rotarian used the name Allan Usher and here's how he made the pitch to the Farmers Light Plant, a business in Spanish Lookout. We have a voice recording from the owner back in late April: Voice of: Conning Victim: "I want to tell you of a little situation. A man called me by the name of Allen Usher and asked if we would like to donate. They had a bad case with a child that had cancer, a 10 year old kid who had to go to Merida quick. He was saying that Tropic Air was sponsoring the flight and the only thing they needed was $5,000 but they already had $3,200..."

Vasquez Charged For Hopkins Shooting
Last night, we told you about the Wednesday night incident in Seine Byte where 25 year-old Austin Williams was shot in the cheek and back. Well, police are reporting that they've arrested one man for it. He's 23 year-old Nyle Vasquez, a resident of Dangriga Town, and he's been charged for Use of deadly means of harm and Wounding. He has since been arraigned at the Independence Magistrate's Court and remanded.

Paying Tribute To Teachers
Today, teachers from all across Belize converged on the Civic Center for a mass celebration of teachers day. For weeks, the status of the event was unclear because the BNTU was not able to pay their share towards the event but - in the end, it all worked out, with good old GOB footing the bill. Sahar Vasquez stopped in got the vibe from some very happy teachers. A few weeks ago chances of a teachers' day celebration seemed like a pipe dream, but today the spirit of celebration was genuine as Education Minister Patrick Faber Stood on the podium and chanted: Hon. Patrick Faber, Minister of Education: "There is nobody that can inspire us like great teachers can."

Union Pres Says Others Also Failed To “Come-Up”
As we told you, the BNTU was supposed to give a third of the funds to sponsor the event. BNTU President Elena Smith said they weren't the only ones who couldn't "come-up" as requested:... Hon. Elena Smith, BNTU President: "BNTU made no contributions towards but please I want to make it clear. It is not only the BNTU that said they could not contribute. We were informed again at a meeting that managers said they were unable to contribute but they were asked to give whatever little they could give whether that was done we are not aware o both groups had some difficulty in contributing towards today."

Travane Trapp For Weed
A hospital attendant has to pay a $3,000 fine after police caught him carrying 7 and a half pounds of weed in compressed parcels. MIT personnel searched 20 year old Travane Trapp and found the stash on him. He was charged with drug trafficking, and taken to court where he pleaded guilty and was fined $3,000. He has up until October 31st to pay.

The Placencia Airport Hustle
It made news earlier this week when 48 year old US Investment Fund Manager Brent Borland was charged with multiple counts of securities fraud. It's related to Belize, because he's accused of tricking investors to front 21.9 million dollars in bridge financing for an International Airport project in Placencia. Jules Vasquez did a deeper dig:... The only time we saw the Placencia Airport in use was in December of 2014 when a SICA Summit was held in Belize. But, this man - Brent Borland - seen here at what looks to be the very same airport - was using it as an investment package.

Breaking Down The Domestic Violence Act
The Domestic Violence Act certainly doesn't qualify as light or leisurely reading - and that's why RET international is working on making the act a bit more accessible to the public by breaking down the heavy law language in lay man's terms. RET and their team met today at the National Women's Commission office to start looking through the document. Here's more from there meeting. Thandiwe Diego, RET International Youth Ambassador: "So the event here at RET, here at National Woman's Commission is a collaboration between the National Women's Commission and RET International in Belize and myself the RET International Youth Ambassador. So what we are doing is we are taking the Domestic Violence Act and with youth together we are translating the act into language that is more understandable to the general public especially youth."

Desiigner In Belize
You've probably seen the ad for music week 2018 - and there have been a number of activities since Monday, plus last night the performances began at the Civic with a line-up of Belizean artists. It's celebrated as one of the biggest music events in Belize. Everyone who is somebody on the music scene in Belize will hit the stage. But international artists such as American Rapper Desiigner among many others will also be performing. Desiigner is well known for the song "Panda" - a rap sensation. Today we spoke with Desiigner and his manager at the airport and they told us their visit goes beyond the music -it's about honoring their slain loved one and friend Fareed Ahmad.

Belize Blasts Israel For Killing Palestinians
Earlier this week, Israeli armed forces shot and killed 60 Palestinian civilians who were protesting, and injured over 2,000 others. They were protesting the US Government's decision to move their Israeli Embassy from Tel Aviv, to Jerusalem. The US and Guatemalan Governments have been first to plant their embassies in this disputed city. Well, speaking to the use of deadly force by the Israeli military against the Palestinians, the Belize Government release a statement today. It says, quote, "The Government of Belize strongly condemns the use of force by the Israel Defense Force against Palestinian civilians, who have a right to peaceful protest. Belize calls for an end to the violence, and for restraint to be exercised by the Israeli military.

Making Mentors For Youths
Very regularly, we report on initiatives by the police department to try and steer young people away from a life in conflict with the law. Well, the cops are making a second attempt at their Youth Mentorship Program. The kids who participate are paired with adult mentors who work with them in a classroom setting, and exposed to sports, life skills lessons, and educational tours around the country - all in the hopes that they stay away from a life of crime. Starting next week, a new cohort of children are about to benefit from the program, and the Police Department held an opening ceremony at the Radisson.

Museums Connect Cultures
Today was celebrated all around the world as International Museum Day, and here at home, the Museum of Belize and the Different Houses of Culture have been holding events all this week. The idea is to raise awareness about the importance of Museums as important methods of cultural exchange, the enrichment of culture, and the preservation of a country's culture and history. The Museum was offering free entrance to Belizeans today, and we stopped by to speak with the Director:

When Expression Is Art
"Express Yuhself" is the name of the art show that will be held at the Image Factory next week. The show is a promising one with an all Belizean artist line up and free entrance, food, and drinks. We spoke to one of the curators and found out why you should come out to see it next week. The show starts at 7 pm next week Friday at the Image Factory.

Channel 5

Choice Bank Partners Pull Out; Central Bank Steps In
Tonight there is grim news in the offshore industry. Indications are that Choice Bank, an offshore bank operating from Belize City, is winding down due to a cash flow crisis [...]

Citco Down to 5 Days to Repay S.S.B. Contributions
A few days ago, the Social Security Board issued a demand note for payment of outstanding contributions to the Belize City Council collected from employees, but not paid by the [...]

More Contributions May be Outstanding; is it ex-City Admin’s Fault?
But who was responsible for making the payments to the S.S.B.? That, says Deputy Mayor Oscar Arnold, was the responsibility of Candice Miller, the former City Administrator, who was initially [...]

CitCo Predecessors’ Priorities Questioned
The Deputy Mayor questions the priorities of the previous administration given the fact that this outstanding payment lingered while the then-U.D.P. council put off a free concert in February. The [...]

B.N.T.U., M.O.E. Showdown at Civic for Teachers’ Day
Despite the back and forth on whether there would have been a teachers’ day celebration, today the event went on without a hitch. Teachers from across the country congregated in [...]

Union Suggests School Managements Spoke from 2 Sides on Salary Docking
On Monday, we reported that there would be no docking of salaries for teachers who rallied in Belmopan on March twenty-second. The Belize Association for General Managers of Pre and [...]

The Fight against Domestic Violence and the Law
We have been reporting on the wide-ranging efforts of the humanitarian organization; RET International, in putting a dent on the reports of gender-based violence and trafficking in persons among other [...]

Girl Crushed by Falling Tree in Toledo
A Toledo family is in mourning tonight after a freak accident in the village of San Pedro Columbia, Toledo. Ten-year-old Emilda Che, also known as Edna, was with her grandfather [...]

Opposition’s Briceño Challenges Guardian’s Noble over Facebook ‘Drug Plane’ Story
On Thursday, the case of Leader of the Opposition John Briceño versus editor of the Guardian newspaper Alfonso Noble was called in the Supreme Court, but was adjourned.  Briceño was [...]

G.O.B. Issues Statement Condemning Gaza Brutality
On Tuesday, former Prime Minister Said Musa got the ball rolling by publicly condemning the unnecessary deaths of over sixty Palestinian nationals, including children, and thousands of injuries caused by [...]

Police Make Weed Bust in the City
A twenty-year-old hospital attendant of Belize City was arrested and charged with drug trafficking. On Thursday night, just before eight-thirty, members of the Mobile Interdiction Team were on patrol in [...]

Orange Walk Resident Charged for Drug Trafficking
There was also a drug bust up north in Orange Walk District. On Thursday just before five in the morning, the Quick Response Team conducted a search at a house [...]

Bruce Davidson’s Vehicle Found; 3 Persons in Custody
There is an update to the arson in Belmopan where the body of a man was discovered on Tuesday. As we told you British national Bruce Davidson is believed to [...]

Police Launch Second Round of Youth Mentorship Program
At the close of 2016, the Belize Police Department introduced a youth mentorship programme aimed at youths at risk in some of the most troubled areas of Belize City.  It [...]

Participants Must Put in the Work to Succeed
The youths will have the opportunity as part of the programme to see more of Belize than they ever have, as most of them have only rarely if ever left [...]

Program’s Successes Include Ending Budding Gang
Deputy Commissioner Williams also discussed the successes of the first cohort of mentees, one hundred of whom graduated about a year ago. He says they learned critical skills to survive [...]

High Schools Take Stage for Belize District Festival of the Arts
The Belize District Festival of Arts got underway on Tuesday with over one hundred performances in dance, drama, song and even poetry at the Bird’s Isle. Two days later, high [...]

Play the Music! Music Week Ends with Big Bash Benefit Concert at Civic
Music Week climaxes this Saturday night at the Civic Center in Belize City. The line-up of local artists has been impressive, but on the last night of the event, a [...]

LOVE FM

The second day of the BTB Love Belize Sea Challenge
The second leg of the BTB Love Belize Sea Challenge left Placencia this morning and kayakers made their way to Dangriga. Belize International Water Sports made up of paddlers, Jesus Evelio Linares, Kenrick Daniels, Hener Cruz and Daniel Cruz crossed the finish line in first position with a time of five hours forty-eight minutes and …

VIP will embark on an ICJ Nationwide Education Campaign
The Vision Inspired by the People (VIP) will be conducting an ICJ Nationwide Education Campaign, which will be led by their Public Relations and Finance Director, Robert “Bobby” Lopez. In addition, the release stated that a separate registered entity and committee called “8867 BELIZE PEACE PROJECT” has been established in order to solicit broad base …

Belize condemns the massacre of Palestinians by Israel
Earlier this week former Prime Minister Right Honorable Said Musa issued a release condemning the massacre of Palestinians by Israel. He called on the Government to condemn the action. Today, the Government issued a release doing just that. The Government says it strongly condemned the violence initiated by Israel’s Defense Force against Palestinian civilians which …

PlusTV

POLICE LOOKING FOR THREE SUSPECTS IN LIPKA MURDER
Police are looking for three persons in connection with the murder of 49 year old American Business owner Lamont Edward Lipka. Lipka was shot to death at his business establishment in San Pedro on Sunday night. According to police, the three suspects are not originally from the Island, but they have...

POLICE FOLLOWING LEAD IN BELMOPAN MAYOR’S HOUSE SHOOTING
Police is following a lead into the shooting of Mayor Khalid Belisle’s home on Monday night. This morning ACP Joseph Myvette told the media that officers will look to see where this lead takes them. ASP Joseph Myvette: In relation to that matter the shooting of mayor Belisle residence in Belmopan, ...

HUMAN REAMINS IN FIRE DEBRIS; POSSIBLE ARSON AND HOMICIDE
Last night we reported to you that the human remains were found in the debris of a burnt house on a farm in the outskirts of Belmopan. Police have not yet confirmed the identity of the body, however they do believe the remains is that of a male. Police told us more about the incident at this morning...

MAYA MOPAN SQUATTERS REMOVED
Squatters in the Maya Mopan Area of Belmopan City are being removed by the Belmopan City Council. Several wooden houses belonging to squatters have already been dismantled and the families relocated. Today Plus News visited the area and found some squatters still in the process of relocating, while ...

MAN SHOT IN SEINE BIGHT VILLAGE WHILE SOCIALIZING
Police are looking for a suspect in relation to a shooting that took place in Seine Bight village, last night. According to police, Austin Williams was standing at a street corner with some friends when several shots were fired at him. Two of the shots caught Williams. ASP Jospeh Myvette: On Wednes...

Man Shot in Palmar Village, Orange Walk
One man was shot in the arm in the Palmar Village of Orange Walk. 32 years old Jose Oscar was inside his yard, walking to his gate, when someone fired several shots in his direction. Police told us more about this latest shooting ACP Joseph Myvett: On yesterday’s date shortly after 11:20pm, police r...

FERGUSON WANTS TO RESOLVE SITTEE RIVER LAND ISSUES
Stann Creek West Area Representative Rodwell Ferguson has been dealing with a land issue in the Sittee River Communuity, in the Stann Creek District, for over the past 13 Years. According to the area rep, he has been left with no other choice but to go public with issue. This morning Ferguson was a ...

MAYOR BELISLE SIGNATURE FORGED ON LAND RECEIPT
Earlier we reported on the Maya Mopan Squatters being removed. Well, One Maya Mopan Squatter claims that he has been paying CITCO for the land he is being removed from. The squatter was able to provide us with a copy of a payment receipt with the signature of Mayor Belisle ...

BELIZE TERRITORIAL VOLUNTEERS SAYS ICJ IS NOT THE ONLY WAY
Last night we told you that the Prime Minister is all for a ‘yes’ vote at Belize’s ICJ refferndum. In yesterday’s Press Conference P.M. Barrow stated that he believes that the ICJ is the only way to resolve the ongoing border dispute. P.M. Barrow also indicated ...

TWO FEMALE MINOR MISSING FROM CAYO DISTRICT
Two female minors from Western Belize was reported missing. The first minor that was reported missing was 15 year old Amelia Fernandez from the Village of Succotz in the Cayo District. 36 year old Ebelita Fernandez told Police that her daughter Amelia went missing on Tuesday, ...

MAN CHARGED FOR MURDER OF DANIEL GUARDADO
Police have arrested and charged 21 year old Benjamin Alexander Reid for the Murder of Daniel Guardado. Here is what Police had to say about the arrest. ASP Alejandro Cowo, Head of NCIB: Police has a duty to investigate all matters to the best of their ability, and I would like to thank the investigators who put a great amount of energy ...

NO MORE FREE RIDE ON CABLE SUBSCRIPTION SAYS P.M.
At yesterday’s Press Conference, P.M Barrow spent some time addressing the increase in fuel prices and the imminent fuel price increases yet to come. During the question and answer segment of the conference, PM Barrow was asked to speak on the increase of cable fees by cable providers ...

Guatemalan Army Turns Focus to Border Protection
Guatemala shares 1,667 kilometers of border with Mexico, El Salvador, Honduras, and Belize. Of recently, Guatemala has decided to increase their border security by deploying more than 2 thousand Guatemalan Soldiers to its borders. In an article written in “Dialago Digital Military Magazine”, Dialago media house quotes the Press Director ...

MINISTER OF SECURITY VISITS WESTERN BORDER
As we reported to you on Monday night, security facilities repairs and upgrades are being done at the Belize Western Border by BDF Light Engineers. The work reportedly includes improvements to fences, gates and other border security features. Yesterday, The Minister of National Security paid a visit to the Western Border Upgrade Project. In a press release issued ...


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UDP CitCo owed $77,000 in SSB contributions
The Belize City Council that was led by the United Democratic Party (UDP) mayor Darrell Bradley left an outstanding balance of $77,026.80 in unpaid employees’ contributions to the Social Security Board that must be paid by the new City Council administration, led by Mayor Bernard Wagner. In its “Demand for Payment” letter dated May 15, 2018, addressed to the Belize City Council, the Social Security Board is demanding payment in five days, otherwise they will commence legal action against the council.

Belize now importing fuel from Texas instead of Venezuela
Prime Minister Dean Barrow confirmed at his press conference yesterday that Belize has stopped importing fuel from the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, which had been selling fuel products to the country at concessionary rates under the regional Alba Petrocaribe agreement. Belize is now importing its fuel from the US state of Texas. PM Barrow insists that the Petrocaribe program, which Belize signed with Venezuela in 2006, is not yet over, but the country is in need of a steady supply of fuel.

Feds charge Long Island man with securities fraud for bilking investors in Placencia airport scheme
The United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) yesterday brought charges against a Long Island man who, it said, misappropriated millions of dollars of investors’ money that he used to finance a lavish lifestyle for himself and his family, multiple reports out of New York confirmed. Federal agents arrested Brent Borland, 48, of Sage Harbor, following an SEC investigation. Borland was charged with one count of conspiracy to commit securities fraud and wire fraud.

Hold on naturalizing Guatemalans continues
Yesterday at his press conference, Prime Minister Dean Barrow was reminded that the Belize Chamber of Commerce had written to several government entities requesting information on the renunciation process for Guatemalans who apply to become naturalized Belizeans. PM Barrow responded, “They say that once you are a citizen of Guatemala, then you always remain a citizen of Guatemala, and it doesn’t matter how much you renounce that citizenship; they will continue to regard you as a citizen of Guatemala.

At UN Forum on Indigenous Peoples, Maya Leaders Alliance urged GoB to respect the rule of law
The Maya Leaders Alliance and the Toledo Alcaldes Association were represented at the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Peoples Issues last month. Monica Magnusson, Maya Q’eqchi attorney, who represented the 39 communities in the case against the Government of Belize at the Caribbean Court of Justice, made an address in which she urged the government to respect the rule of law. Three years after the Caribbean Court of Justice handed down its landmark ruling, recognizing Maya customary land rights, the government has failed to implement the ruling from Belize’s highest court.

Learning to C.O.P.E
On May 9, the Ministry of Education hosted the fifth annual MOE Youth Innovation Challenge competition at the Marion Jones Sports Complex, where St. John’s College High School students Adrian Marshalleck, Junway Lin, Ganriel Hope, Keenan Hyde, and Hugo Lin presented their “C.O.P.E” project to a panel of 7 judges, 2 representatives from Price Waterhouse Cooper and the international non-profit organization Peacework, and other distinguished guests. The SJC students’ innovative idea “Community Online Peer Education” offered a two- dimensional solution to improve literacy and financial literacy among young Belizeans. The first part of the project would be to launch a Facebook page where young people can meet to share ideas, interests, and conversation about topics that affect them.

Old capital vs new – BDF defenders vs the Bandits from Belmopan in PLB Closing Season Finals
The nil-nil draw between Verdes FC and BDF FC last night at the Norman Broaster Stadium, means that BDF FC has prevailed in the Premier League of Belize (PLB) 2017-2018 Closing Season home-and-away semifinal series by an aggregate 2-0 score, after posting a 2-nil victory in game 1 back on April 22 at the MCC. Last night’s game was a re-play of the semifinals game 2, which was originally played at the same venue on April 29. Verdes had won that game, 3-0, enough to secure a 3-2 aggregate victory and a spot in the Finals against Belmopan Bandits SC; but BDF had protested the game, because the referee failed to allow a re-take of a scored BDF penalty kick (by Trimayne Harris) when an infringement by the kicker’s teammate had occurred.

Cricket update
Greetings from the Belize National Cricket Association (BNCA)! There were only three games completed over the weekend of May 12 & 13 in the Sir Barry Bowen Harrison Parks 2018 Cricket Competition. The results are as follows: BDF won over Suga Boys with a score of 269 to 162. For BDF, Ordel Casasola top scored with 73 runs; and Ordel Casasola and Lloyd Casasola took three wickets each. For Suga Boys, O. Wade, Jr. top scored with 71 runs; and O. Wade, Sr. took four wickets.

Palas Birthday Race results
Here are the results from the Weekend Warriors (WW) Palas Birthday Race held yesterday from Data-Pro to Democracia Junction and back via Boom Road, for 56 miles. The race started at 9:00 a.m. with 51 “WW A/B/C” riders, and 41 of them finished.

ABL U-13 & U-21 Basketball Finals results
Here are the results for the Ahmadiyya 2018 Basketball League (ABL) U-13 and U-21 Finals held at the Belize City Civic Center on Sunday, May 13. U-13 championship In the U-13 third place match, Air Ballers won, 16-13, over Belama Gators. Luis Sosa had 6 pts for Air Ballers, while Kevin Welch had 5 pts for Belama Gators. The U-13 championship match saw Future Shock coming away with the 34-19 victory over ABC Academy. Evan Welch led Future Shock with 13 pts, while Andre Balam had 7 pts for ABC Academy.

Editorial: King Bayman vs Clinton Canul
There are many Belizeans who will not be impressed with Mr. Barrow’s record of litigation predictions, for the reason that the impression he constantly gave Belizeans, prior to and during all the Ashcroft-related cases which have cost Belizeans hundreds and hundreds of millions in the last few years, was that Belize’s legal team was top notch and that we should be looking forward confidently to vindication and triumph. It always turned out to be the opposite, and so sad for Belize’s struggling treasury. As Belize moves towards April 10, 2019, and an existential decision, we think it is desirable that Belize’s leading newspaper make sure to respect the office of the Prime Minister. About a half century ago, we saw that then Premier of Belize, Hon. George C. Price, found himself in a tricky spot vis-a-vis the Thirteen/Seventeen Proposals. As duly elected People’s United Party (PUP) Leader of the self-governing colony of British Honduras, Mr. Price was sworn to secrecy with regards to the mediation of the American attorney, Bethuel Webster, in talks between the United Kingdom and the republic of Guatemala.

From the Publisher
I remember clearly where I was when I heard that President John F. Kennedy had been shot and killed. This was the afternoon of November 22, 1963. It was a weekday, an afternoon after school. I was riding my bicycle on North Front Street between the old Bob Turton office on my right and the Holy Redeemer School play yard on my left, headed east to see my father at the General Post Office. One of my classmates, George (or Jorge) “Cul” Aguilar, was walking in the opposite direction and broke the news to me. In late November of 1963, Cul and I were in the fifth form at St. John’s College. “Fifth form” no longer exists at SJC. You just do your four years of high school and then sit your “O” levels, or whatever it is these exams are called nowadays. But in 1963, the year before they changed the long school holidays in Belize from April and May to July and August, we would do four years and then come back in June/July to prepare for November/December “O” levels The extra half year was the ‘fifth form.”

Aria Lightfoot’s open letter to the Public Service Commission
Dear Public Service Commission of Belize members, According to the Constitution of Belize, Section 105, which sets up the Public Service Commission, the Commission is comprised of the most elite law authorities, administrators and enforcement personnel in the country and for good reason; our founding fathers saw the need for our Constitution to be upheld and for our laws to be followed. The public service is there to implement laws, policy and procedures of the elected officials, and it is understood that while the elected officials may not be versed on the law, the public officer’s responsibility is to ensure that they act within the framework of the Laws and Constitution of Belize.

International insight from Howard A.
Sir, I am laughing so hard, I cannot find the keys to my typewriter. The all mighty United States of America is being shafted…, but get this…, it is being shafted by its own president!!! The USA had sanctioned a giant Chinese company named ZTE for its illegal sales to North Korea and Iran. ZTE is a telecommunications company; it sells about 65 million cell phones annually in the US alone; it is huge!!! But having been sanctioned by the US, it could not find some of the components for its phones elsewhere, and it was going under!!!! So suddenly, Trump calls President Xi in China and says, “Let’s save this company.”

I’m with Ms. Guadalupe
I think that to be with Ms. Guadalupe Lampela, the star of what must be the hottest infomerical on Belize television, means that you are NOT with the Fisheries Department. (Please, I am not about making trouble for Ms. Guadalupe with the big people at Fisheries, because she is very active in the industry.) Ms. Guadalupe is telling the nation that the fish stock in our country is dwindling, and we need to do something about it. The establishment refuses to get real. If the boss at the Fisheries Department was Mr. Wade, and not Ms. Wade, there’d be a hail of arrows going that way for the absolute refusal to do what Ms. Guadalupe says must be done: BAN GILL NETS! It is so that females in big positions don’t get the flak that males in big positions get when people believe they aren’t delivering the goods.

Beware the ICJ…
I am very thankful to Mr. Godwin Sutherland for sending me a copy of the book, Background and Study of the Special Agreement between Guatemala and Belize to submit Guatemala’s Territorial, Insular and Maritime claim to the International Court of Justice, written by Gustavo Adolfo Orellana Portillo. I believe the information that it contains should be widely spread so that Belizeans can learn of what Guatemala has to say. Sometime ago, a Belizean had written a book which was published concerning the same issue. Unfortunately, it was too expensive ($200); therefore, it was only at the reach of a few of the wealthy, elite class. The rest of us, who are the majority, know absolutely nothing of what such book contained.

Police cover-up; Pastor Natalie Robinson, 41, charged with wounding and harm
It appears that there is a cover-up regarding a pastor, Natalie Robinson, 41, who was arraigned in the #2 Magistrate’s Court on Monday, May 14, on charges of wounding and harm. Robinson pleaded not guilty to the charges and was released on a bail of $1,000. Her case was adjourned until July 31. The name of Robinson’s church was not made available. The complainant’s names, as well as their ages, were also not made available by police.

Now is not the right moment to amend the Maritime Areas Act, says PM Barrow
At his press conference yesterday at the Belize Biltmore Plaza Hotel, Prime Minister Dean Barrow was asked if his government would amend the Maritime Areas Act before the International Court of Justice (ICJ) referendum vote takes place in April 10 of next year. PM Barrow answered, “We haven’t amended it so far despite the push from people to do so. And, speaking for myself, I wouldn’t think this would be the right moment at which to do that. But you see, that is because, again, contrary to what I’ve heard people say, I don’t know how on earth anybody can suggest that the forbearance, which was represented by the Maritime Areas Act, passed by a People’s United Party government, I might remind you, how that can constitute any waiver of our rights, how that can give rise to somewhat of an ICJ decision that would say.

Juan Caducio, real estate agent, 73, drowns while fishing
Juan Cordero Caducio, 73, a real estate agent, went fishing alone in his boat Sunday morning. but failed to return home that evening. This made his friends and family members begin to worry, and they reported him missing to the police. On Monday, the police along with a search party went out to look for Caducio, and at about 10:00 that Monday morning, his lifeless body was found floating in the sea not far from Harvest Caye.

Shots fired at Belmopan mayor’s house
On Monday night at around 10:30, shots were fired in the Cohune Walk area at the house of Belmopan mayor Khalid Belisle and at his fiancé’s car, which was parked on the street in front of the house. According to the mayor, he was awakened by four loud bangs. At first, the mayor did not recognize the bangs as the sound of gunshots. He realized that the sounds, however, had come from the direction of his balcony, so he flipped on the lights and peered through, the sliding glass doors to ensure that no one was on the balcony.

The Reporter

Guests arrive for Prince Harry and Meghan’s wedding
Guests are arriving to witness Prince Harry and Meghan’s wedding at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor, England. Among the 600 invited guests are American icon, Oprah Winfrey, tennis stae, Sabrina Williams, and other stars and actors. The couple will wed at noon before travelling through […]

Unofficial reports received of a murder in San Pedro
The Reporter has received unofficial reports of a murder in San Pedro. While police have not yet confirmed the incident, information reaching us is that the incident happened sometime after 11:00 Friday night. The Reporter will have details as they become available.

Falling tree kills girl
A 10-year-old girl died this morning after the tree her grandfather was cutting, fell on her. Valentino Teul, 58, of San Antonio, Toledo was cutting a tree in his yard on Friday, May 18th, and did not notice his grandaughter was nearby. As the the trunk fell, it hit her […]

GOB speaks out on violence against Palestinians
The Government of Belize today condemned the violence against Palestinians occurring in the Gaza Strip and called for a peaceful resolution to the ongoing crisis. GOB said that it had been monitoring “with deep concern, the violence at the Israel-Gaza border, which has claimed the lives of […]

Simplifying the Domestic Violence Act
The humanitarian organization, RET International, hosted a youth consultation this morning with a goal to simplify the Domestic Violence Act, Chapter 178 of the Laws of Belize, and make its content easier to understand for the average citizen. RET held the consultation in collaboration with the National Women’s Commission, and […]

Belmopan Mayor’s house shot up
Belmopan police are investigating a shooting incident which occured at the residence of Belmopan Mayor Khalid Belisle on Monday night in the Cohune Walk area of the city. Belisle and his finace were unharmed in the incident but have been left shaken up in the […]

Haunted killer confesses to murder
Hattieville resident, Albert Jones Sr., 45, is on remand at the Belize Central Prison after he confessed to police that he had killed missing Hattieville villager Alaine Garcia, 35, and gotten rid of the body. Jones reported to police that he confessed because he was […]

Charges upgraded against three following the death beat-down victim
Three men from Trial Farm village who were intially arrested for brutally beating an already injured accident victim, each had their charges upgraded to manslaughter after Demetrio Pott, 47, died over the weekend while receiving medical treatment. On Monday charges against Leodegario Chan, 26; Carlos […]

Ex-police officer is charged with arson!
An ex-police officer, previously convicted of theft, now faces arson charges. Brandon Hertular, an ex-police officer appeared in the Belize City Magistrate’s Court to face a single charge of arson on Monday, May 14th. Allegations are that on May 2, 2018, he started a fire […]

Belize Represented at ECLAC meeting in Cuba
Belize’s Minister for Economic Development, Petroleum, Investment, Trade and Commerce, Erwin Contreras, represented the country at 37th Session of the Economic Commission of Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), held in Havana, Cuba, from May 7-11. H.E. Annie Burns and First Secretary, Shantal Marin, from […]

Confusion over teacher salary deductions
Members of the Belize National Teacher’s Union (BNTU) were preparing to withhold financial contributions from school managements pending a salary deduction; however, the Belize Association for General Managers of pre and primary schools said this week that no such deductions were forthcoming. Reports are that the association […]

Value of Belize’s imports from Guatemala 7 times that of exports
For the last month on record, March 2018, the value of Belize’s imports to Guatemala was substantially more than what is exported to that country. Although the trade deficit fell in March due to a decline in imports and an increase in exports, the deficit […]

Fuel Prices at home, Geopolitics Abroad
The degree of ‘business friendliness’ in the domestic economy is unquestionably an important factor in the growth prospects of local businesses. This is why a large part of the work of the Belize Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI) revolves around the championing and advocating for policies that eases the […]

PM comments on confusion over Guatemalans in Belize
As Belize prepares to go through its voter re-registration exercise in July, the governments of Belize and Guatemala are discussing a long-standing problem arising from Guatemalans wishing to renounce their citizenship and become Belizeans. Prime Minister Dean Barrow described the problem as a “catch 22” […]

Organized crime in Guatemala linked to incursions into Belize
Guatemalan peasant farmers who get caught inside Belize are the ones who pay the price for pillaging Belize’s natural resources. Those who are really behind the operations continue to elude law enforcement authorities, due to the lack of an effective cross-border strategy to counter those […]

CitCo will not reinstate six fired employees, despite union intervention
A meeting between the Belize City Council, led by Mayor Bernard Wagner, and the Christian Workers’ Union (CWU) led by its president, talk show host, Evan “Mose” Hyde on Tuesday yielded no common ground over their differences regarding six dismissals last week, two of whom […]

Hypertension, a silent killer in Belize, is also a culprit of erectile dysfunction
Hypertension (commonly known as “pressure”) is a strong risk factor in heart disease – Belize’s #1 killer, and experts say that it can also make life miserable for couples, since it has also been linked to erectile dysfunction and loss of libido in women, particularly […]

Editorial
A recurring theme at the annual general meeting of the Holy Redeemer Credit Union, which held its annual general meeting on April 29th, was the growing tendency towards delinquency in paying back credit union loans. HRCU, like all other credit unions, charge one percent interest per month on the reduced […]

Arson reveals possible murder
Belmopan police are investigating the death of an unidentified man whose charred remains were found inside a home on a farm in the Banana Bank area of Belmopan on Tuesday afternoon. The Fire Department had first responded to a fire report and found the corpse […]

PM lays out plans for UDP’s future
Prime Minister Dean Barrow announced this week that his successor to lead the United Democratic Party (UDP) may be chosen as early as May, 2019. At a press conference held at the Best Western Belize Biltmore Plaza on Wednesday, Barrow said that there are several […]

Could San Pedro see a re-election?
Chief Justice Kenneth Benjamin has asked the People’s United Party (PUP) to amend its petition with regard to the March 7 Municipal Elections in San Pedro to include evidence given by the Chief Elections Officer, Josephine Tamai, that she had tampered with the ballot boxes. […]

BTB/Love FM team up to hold first ever kayak race
Some 20 years after the La Ruta Maya Belize River Challenge was first organized, two entities have teamed up to hold a similar race – only this time via the Caribbean Sea! The Belize Tourism Board (BTB) has teamed up with Love FM to hold […]

More gas pain
As more businesses announce an increase in the cost of goods and services, Belizeans were hit this week with another increase in the price of fuel, marking the sixth price adjustment for 2018. The Ministry of Finance announced this week that as of May 16, […]

Infant and teen talent star at Festival of Arts
Belize infants and students of all ages showcased their talents for music, arts poetry, song and dance at the annual Belize district Festival of Arts hosted by the National Institute of Culture and History NICH, in collaboration with the Institute of the Creative Arts (ICA) and the […]

Breaking Belize NewsPJ

Battle for Albert Constituency heats up; Paul Thompson endorsed by Albert’s Committee
Today is the closing date for applications for PUP candidates to contest the standard bearer […]

DPM Faber confirms incident with police in US
Deputy Prime Minister, Patrick Faber, during an interview on Love FM’s Morning Show this week confirmed […]

Teacher’s Day 2018
Hundreds of teachers from all over the country gathered at the Belize Civic Center today for […]

UB’s Faculty and Staff Association makes it official
After 18 years, the University of Belize’s Faculty and Staff Association has become an officially registered […]

Mexican government protests Trump’s remarks on immigrants
The Mexican government today issued a statement informing that through its Foreign Ministry, it is issuing […]

John Paul JC awards students who earned honors in National Latin Exam
The only Junior College in Benque Viejo del Carmen, John Paul II Junior College (JPIIJC) awarded […]

Strong man championship to be held in Santa Elena town
The Belize Bodybuilding & Fitness Federation (BBBFF) has announced that it will be hosting its Annual […]

Guatemalan authorities inquire about Belize border fence project
Reports reaching BBN newsroom are that yesterday evening around 5, members of the Guatemalan army, police […]

Belize condemns violence in the Gaza Strip
The Government of Belize (GOB) today issued a statement condemning the violence at the Gaza strip. […]

BDF beats Verdes, advances to football finals against Belmopan Bandits
The semi-final rematch between the BDF FC and Verdes FC was played on Wednesday night at […]

Blogs

Rain, Weather Predictions, Upcoming Events and Pictures Around San Pedro Town
Weather, especially in the tropics, is changeable. Capricious. Fickle. But it’s not entirely unpredictable. I get at least 3 or 4 messages a week from upcoming visitors that are in a bit of a panic. They have been watching their “weather app” (it seems that it is usually from weather.com) and CRAP weather is forecast. We got some rain yesterday! After a week of hot hot humidity but sunny skies. The weather broke and we got some morning rain. Our cistern filled up a foot or two. Hooray! And the lagoon clouded up with the run off from the land and road.

First Maya Symposium Chactemal Mural on Santa Rita was held inside Dreams in Corozal
Today the To'one Masehualo'on (We are Maya ) did there First Maya Symposium Chactemal Mural on Santa Rita was held inside Dreams in Corozal. This morning the cheers were filled up by people this two days historical event this two days event inside Dreams in Corozal. Today the event commenced at 10am. Today and tomorrow will be having this historical Maya history event. Also, do not miss the Maya reenactment starting at 6pm. If you haven't been here yet contact the Belize Yucatec Group. NGO 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 a Santa Rita Hill, Corozal town, Belize.

International Sourcesizz

Belize Deputy Prime Minister confirms his detention in the US
Belize Deputy Prime Minister Patrick Faber has confirmed that he was “detained for about three hours” last month when he visited the United States because police thought he fitted the description of a man who was about to launch a gun attack on a school. Faber, who appeared on a television programme on Thursday night, confirmed that the incident occurred on April 20 in Henry County, telling viewers “there was an incident in the United States with the Henry County Sherriff,”. Faber said that he had gone to the school where his two children are studying and was welcomed by the principal. “I had called the schools to say that I would be visiting and I was welcomed by the principal, to say you are able to come in. I wanted to check on their progress and I wanted to ensure that the school was aware that I am very much interested in their wellbeing, in their learning environment there and so on,” he said.

Belize Resorts Launch Unique Hotels of Belize
Three of Belize’s most highly regarded resorts, Victoria House, Naia Resort and Spa and The Lodge at Chaa Creek, have launched a new signature collection, Unique Hotels of Belize. The exclusive collaboration reflects the distinctive nature and location of each property, while assuring visitors of exceptionally high levels of quality and service. Each member resort celebrates Belizean culture through sumptuous cuisine, on and off property expeditions and friendly local staff, offering visitors authentic Belizean hospitality.

Videos

  • CANTO WTISD VIDEO COMPETITION 2018 Entry # 10 - Jamal Witty, 2min.

  • Belize Now | May 18, 2018, 32min. In tonight’s headlines: Prime Minister Dean Barrow addresses national issues, The Referendum unit kicks off its educational campaign, and Ambassador Daniel Gutierez tells us about work the Embassy of Belize is doing in the US. These stories and more on this week’s edition of Belize Now. Thanks for joining us on this Friday, May 18th, 2018.

  • Recommendations towards improving Belize's Maritime sector, 1.5min. The Economic Development Council provides a brief overview of the recommendations towards improving Belize's Maritime sector within the Comprehensive National Master Plan (CNTMP) of Belize.

  • Recommendations towards improving Belize's Aviation sector, 1.5min. The Economic Development Council provides a brief overview of the recommendations towards improving Belize's Aviation sector within the Comprehensive National Master Plan (CNTMP) of Belize.

  • Recommendations towards improving Belize's National Road Infrastructure, 1.5min. The Economic Development Council provides a brief overview of the recommendations towards improving Belize's National Road Infrastructure within the Comprehensive National Master Plan (CNTMP) of Belize.

  • Dreams in Corozal, 16min. First Maya Symposium Chactemal Mural on Santa Rita. It is a two days event Today and tomorrow.

  • An Event, 31min. on Open Your Eyes

  • RAINBOW BEACH, COROZAL, 1.5min. The last stretch of the BTB LOVE BELIZE SEA KAYAK CHALLENGE will be arriving at Rainbow Beach in Corozal on Monday, May 21st (a public and bank holiday) and we will be welcoming our kayak participants and guests with the Mighty sounds of Gilharry 7. That's right...our own Gilharry 7. Let's celebrate and show our Corozal hospitality. Rain or shine, bring out the entire family and let's show some love.

  • Ambassador Alexis Rosado presents Belize's case (Part 1), 12min. As part of the education on the Belize-Guatemala differendum Ambassador Alexis Rosado makes his presentation in Benque Viejo at the invitation of the John Paul Jr. College admistration

  • Ambassador Alexis Rosado on the Belize-Guatemala differendum (Part 2), 12min. Ambassador Rosado at the Centennial Park in Benque on the Belize-Guatemala differendum on the invitation of the John Paul Jr. College

    in San Ignacio, Belize."

  • Part 3: Ambassador Alexis Rosado on the Belize-Guatemala differendum, 6min.

  • Belize Chocolate tasting - Lamanai Chocolate, 10min.

  • TRAVELING ALONE FOR THE FIRST TIME 2 San Pedro, Belize, 10min.

  • The Volunteer Difference- Liberty Children's Home Belize, 3min. Volunteering is one of the best ways to get involved with Liberty. It is educational, eye-opening, and brings the children real-world connections they need. Please watch our video highlighting our March 2018 trip to Liberty and listen to Katie, Rebby, Holly, Chris, Colleen, and others share their stories.

  • Aziatic is in town to give suport to Music Week, 28min. on Open Your Eyes

  • Day 1 of the First Maya Symposium Chactemal Mural, 2.5min. Here is a snippet of Day 1 of the First Maya Symposium Chactemal Mural hosted at the Dreams Convention Center in Corozal Town. Those who were in attendance made history of this unprecedented event. The symposium is a collaborative effort by Toone Masehualo'on NGO and the Northern Maya Association of Belize. We invite community members to attend and learn about the ancient Chactemal Murals and more. The symposium will continue Saturday, May 19th.

  • NatGeo Visits Blue Morpho Butterfly Farm, 8min. National Geographic spent some time at Chaa Creek's Blue Morpho Butterfly Farm. Check out all those butterflies! "We are LIVE from the Blue Morpho Butterfly Enclosure at Chaa Creek Lodge


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