BDF deployed to stop illegal land clearing at border
The Ministry of National Security has tasked the Belize Defence Force to the southernmost parts of the Toledo District to investigate reports that they have been getting that there have been illegal incursions in Belizean territory. Residents of Toledo are reporting that Guatemalan farmers have been clearing land in Belize, near the border, in an attempt to set up agricultural plots.
The first report of this occurrence to the Belizean authorities was last week. It was made by Santiago Peck, the Alcalde of the Mayan Village of Otoxha, which is close to Toledo’s border with Guatemalan territory. The villagers reported that they have come across several areas on Belize’s side of the border which were cleared, most likely by farmers on the other side.
Albert Reid is acquitted of murder
Another accused suspect of murder is free after his murder trial, a trial by judge without jury, ended in his acquittal on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 before Supreme Court Justice Colin Williams. Albert Reid, the 28-year-old accused of the May 17, 2014 stabbing murder of Maurice Young, a 57-year-old resident of Santana Village, Belize District walked free from Supreme Court on Tuesday.
City Hall is Malpago
The Belize City Council may be about to face its greatest challenge of its first hundred days in office. That challenge is as a result of non-payment for one of its sanitation contracts. The particular contract is its GARBAGE COLLECTION CONTRACT with the Belize Waste Control Limited. They are 9 weeks behind on those payments. This particular challenge could be said to be of the PUP’s own making since it was a previous PUP City Council that placed the council under the (hammer) of this heavy contract. Although the present members of this particular council were not the actual council members, who signed the contract, they are the ones who are now in charge and they must take responsibility for the bill they have accrued over the last 9 weeks that’s about to soon turn 10 weeks.
Not even the PUP want Arthur
When not even the PUP wants you, then you must really be up that proverbial creek, heading towards the deep end without a paddle. Unfortunately for Arthur Saldivar he is in that very position. On Tuesday of this week he was given some good news and some bad news. First for the good news. He was informed that the suspension banning him from being a candidate had been lifted. Arthur was then given the bad news. He was informed that he would not be allowed to contest the convention to become the PUP’s Belmopan Standard Bearer for the next General Election. The latter must have been such a shocking blow to Arthur, because he is now talking about challenging the PUP in court over its decision of not allowing him to run.
Santander violates EPZ status and sells sugar locally
Last week, sugar from the Santander group which is producing sugar out of the Cayo district began to make its way into the local market, specifically in the Corozal and Orange Walk districts. This sent players in the sugar industry in the north into a scramble to try to determine what was happening and had representatives of the three cane farmers associations requesting an audience with the minister of Agriculture.
Since the original complaint, the Ministry of Investment, Trade and Commerce on Tuesday May 29th issued a release in which it clarified that Santander sugar should not be in the local market. It states that Santander Sugar Ltd is operating under an Export Processing Zone status since February 17th, 2014 and was authorized by the Export Processing Zone Committee to “process raw sugar and molasses” for the export market.
Belize Reef to be taken off the Endangered World Heritage Site List
Personnel from the Ministry of Fisheries, Forestry, the Environment, and Sustainable Development and the Ministry of Natural Resources have been working to implement a series of remedial actions to qualify the Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System for delisting from the list of World Heritage Sites that are in Danger, a list it has been on since 2009. This initiative has been done in collaboration with the Fisheries Department, Forest Department, Lands and Surveys Department, the Belize UNESCO Office and the World Wildlife Fund.
So far, a draft decision has been published on the World Heritage Centre’s website. That draft serves to notify that the Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System, which was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1996, has met the necessary signs to be delisted.
Acquitted of rape, complainant absent in Court
The crown, represented by Kileru Awich, wanted to discontinue a case of rape against two local musicians because the complainant is currently abroad but because a jury of 9 was already chosen, Supreme Court Justice Colin Williams instructed the jury to enter a verdict of not guilty against the accused. In 2011, Kevon Bardalez, now 29, had been accused of raping a 14-year-old student inside a car on University Drive in Belize City. Jordy Rhaburn, now 42, was charged with abetment to rape for allegedly holding down the victim.
Attorney General’s Ministry Clarifies Concerns on Justices of the Peace Verification
Belmopan. May 30, 2018. The Attorney General’s Ministry informs the public, particularly all Justices of the Peace (JP), that the Ministry is the only regulatory body for JPs. Verification is to be done directly and only with the Attorney General’s Ministry.
In reference to the re-verification process being carried out, JPs are reminded that the deadline to verify your status is on July 31, 2018. Persons who do not do so by the deadline will no longer be able to exercise their authority as a Justice of the Peace.
BWS takes the PUC to court
The Belize Water Services Limited (BWS) and the public utilities regulator, the Public Utilities Commission, (PUC) are locked in a court battle after the country’s water company decided that it does not want to reduce water rates by 6.39%. They are trying to get the Supreme Court to void the PUC’s annual rate review proceedings of this year, in which the regulator assessed the company and decided that the Belizean public needs a slight ease on the water bill.
Calla Creek Village Council does clean-up
Like clock-work and as planned, the Calla Creek Village Council conducted a river clean-up from Clarissa Falls to the Hammock Bridge this past Sunday. The council has released photos of the garbage collected and being deposited at the Western Sanitary Landfill.
A release from the Calla Creek Village Council, thanks it’s many supporters such as the Blancaneux Lodge Green Team , Black Rock (Manager Mr. Petier and Mrs. Petro Steunenberg) and the Friends for Conservation and Development for their support in making the clean-up a success.
Sixth National Climate Outlook Forum
The official opening ceremony for the 6th National Climate Outlook Forum was held at the George Price Center for Peace and Development in Belmopan on Wednesday, May 30, 2018. The National Meteorological Service of Belize’s Climatology and Climate Services unit organized the forum, which had participation from over 60 persons from various sectors.
Instruments now in place to safeguard Credit Unions
Over the next few weeks Credit Unions across the Country will be holding their Annual General Meetings. As a result members are now being encouraged by the Belize Credit Union League to come out to these AGMs’ to get a chance to participate in the democratic process, in electing their governing bodies.
In the Cayo District, one such Credit Union, the St. Martin’s Credit Union held its 69th Annual General Meeting at the Sacred Heart Junior College Auditorium in San Ignacio Town on Friday.
Customs work on more efficiency
In an effort to make the Belize Customs and Excise Department more efficient in their duties, representatives from the World Customs Organization have come to Belize City for a week-long workshop. These representatives have come to give advice on revisions to be made through the time release programme. During this workshop, the participants will study how long it takes for goods to be cleared once it arrives in country- this is called time release. Besides only making that observation, the goal of the Time Release Study is to determine where bottle necks are in the system and best ways to release goods in an expeditious manner.
Fifty-nine Forest Rangers Sworn-in as Special Constables
On Friday May 25th 59 Forest Rangers of both government and forest co-management agencies were sworn-in as Special Constables following two weeks of intensive training at the Belize Police Academy. The training, which began on 14th May, 2018, culminated with Forest Rangers being sworn-in to exercise greater authority to arrest and seize for forest, protected areas, and wildlife-related crimes.
Upgrade of 67.5 miles of Philip Goldson Highway
The Government of Belize through the Ministry of Works has signed a US$2,152,926.00 contract for studies for the upgrading of 67.5 miles on the Phillip Goldson Highway from miles 24.5 to 92. The contract also entails a feasibility study and design plan and will see the upgrading of the bypass road in Corozal as well.
As part of the contract, a consultancy will be carried out within the next 10 months and will be done by Mott McDonald Limited. The consultancy will include a climate vulnerability assessment, traffic analysis, environment and social impact assessments, climate adaptation measures, drainage design, and road safety initiatives.
IICA holds accountability seminar in Belmopan
The Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture IICA, held its yearly accountability seminar at the National Headquarters of the Department of Agriculture in Belmopan on Wednesday morning. One of the main goals of the session was for IICA to give account to its main stakeholders regarding the significant achievements for 2017 and plans for 2018.
Mark King takes Moses Sulph to court
Mark King, the Former UDP Area Representative for Lake Independence, is currently suing the so called grassroots activist Moses Sulph for slander. The Politician says that Sulph unfairly maligned his character and that of his company in a Facebook post.
Readers may know that King is the owner of several companies in Belize, including Brints Security, the entity that is at the center of this dispute. On January 18th, 2018, Sulph made a post on Facebook accusing Mark King of taking advantage of his Brints Security Employees by shorting them of the pay they should actually be getting for the long hours they’ve worked.
Belize to make it on National Geographic
Two world-renowned National Geographic writers, husband and wife team Carrie Miller and Chris Taylor, are in Belize for a week-long tour of the travel and dive aspects of Belize. Miller and Taylor, who are being sponsored by the Belize Tourism Board, are working to gather information from 50 countries in the world about the top 50 best dive and travel destinations. That information will be compiled into National Geographic’s first travel and dive guidebook.
Chief Justice to rule on PUP election petition
Chief Justice Kenneth Benjamin is in the process of deliberating how he will rule for the PUP’s Election Petition against the San Pedro Election Results. Mayor Daniel Guerrero and his UDP team won, but the PUP’s want to get the Municipal Elections for that town voided. They want a second chance at municipal government in San Pedro.
Readers will remember that it is the PUP 7 Team that are the petitioners in the lawsuit. They include the Mayoral Candidate, Abner Andre Perez, Dianeli Aranda; Johnnia Duarte Graniel; Urbina “Dina” Graniel; Marina Kay; Ruben Navidad; and Ian Pou.
PUP show no respect for women candidates -women within the PUP complaining
At a meeting of the PUP National Executive, on Tuesday of this week, another woman scolded the PUP for paying lip service to women’s participation in politics. This time it was Thea Garcia Ramirez of Corozal, who recently lost her bid to become the party’s Standard Bearer in the Corozal Bay Division. Ramirez was the first female chair of the Northern Caucus and was also the chair of Corozal Bay Executive. She has now resigned from both positions. However, before her exit, she gave a review of her experience as a woman in politics in the PUP. Garcia Ramirez told the PUP National Executive that the party needs to seriously work on making women equal in the party and that the PUP is a long way from the constitutionally mandated thirty percent threshold of women’s participation.
RESTORE Belize’s Readathon and Essay Competition
With Education Month being celebrated in May, a month of activities has been carried out under the theme “Literacy: A Ladder to Learning and Earning.” As such, RESTORE Belize has been actively involved in the key events the Youth Innovation Challenge, the 4th Biennial Teacher Education Conference, and RESTORE Belize’s Readathon and Essay Competition.
YATA and RESTORE Belize Holds Walls Down event in Port Loyola
A Walls Down event was held on Saturday, May 19, 2018 through the collaborative efforts of Youth Advocacy through Arts (YATA) and RESTORE Belize. The Department of Youth Services (DYS) and Saint John’s College Junior College (SJCJC) were also a part of the initiative. According to RESTORE Belize, “It was the first in a series of planned community building events with safe spaces for children as the focus.”
Teenager charged with murder recaptured after escaping police custody
Carlton Jarrett Moreira was killed in the area of Lake View Street at around 1:15 p.m. on Wednesday, May 23, 2018. Police responded to reports of the shooting and that is when they observed the lifeless body of a male person with two apparent gunshot wounds to the head. The body was identified as that of Moreira, a plumber and resident of Lakeview Street.
Man chopped in the head in Guinea Grass
A misunderstanding in Guinea Grass on Saturday, May 26, 2018 soon turned violent, causing one man to be chopped in the head. Police officers visited with Northern Regional Hospital and it was there that they met the victim, 20-year-old resident of Guinea Grass, Orange Walk, Aurelio Armando Pop. Pop was observed with an apparent chop wound to the head. He has since been discharged from the hospital where his wounds were classified as wounding.
Erbin Garrido killed in his home
Erbin Enrique Garrido, a 30 year-old resident of the Set Site area off Holy Emmanuel Street in Belize City, was shot and killed inside his home on Tuesday night. Family members of the father of 4 suspect that the gunman was someone he knew, and that he may have allowed that assailant inside his house.
Police have since arrested and charged 37 year old Anthony Bennett an electrician of Mahogany Street for Garrido’s murder.
Fake cops at fake checkpoint steal from NICH Employees
On Thursday, May 24, 2018 at about 10:30 a.m., Ladyville police acted on information received of a robbery on the Maskall Road in the Belize District. Those police officers visited mile 22 on the old Northern Highway where three men reported that upon approaching 4 miles from the Sandhill Village junction, they observed a police checkpoint.
There, they saw a male person dressed in black clothing and another dressed in camouflage searching an SUV. They proceeded to approach the checkpoint and as a result, the individuals stole a Smith and Wesson 9mm pistol containing ten 9mm live rounds and a manila envelope containing $4,615, properties of NICH. The robbers proceeded to steal the occupants’ cell phones.
On Monday night we were sent three photographs of a recent victim of a murder that occurred in San Ignacio. The photographs appeared to have been taken either at the San Ignacio Morgue or Emergency Room. They were not the type of photos that passersby would have taken. These pictures appear to have been taken by person(s) who had enough time to lift the persons clothing to expose the gunshot wounds to the body and then turn the body over to expose the back of the head where it appears the victim had been shot. In one the photographs the lower part of person is seen standing beside the victim’s body. That person standing appears to be a police officer. We have based our assumptions based on the clothing that person was wearing.
Two cases of Incest in Corozal
On May 24, 2018, a minor female student of Paraiso Village, Corozal District visited the police station accompanied by her mother. The student reported that whilst at home, her father touched her inappropriately.
In a similar case, on May 28, 2018, a 12-year-old student visited the Corozal Police Station in the company of her mother and reported that on February 13, 2018, her father had sexual intercourse with her. A medical examination was conducted on the minor where the doctor certified that the minor was carnally known. Police are investigating both cases.
Jermaine Rhaburn dies of undetermined circumstances
A 42-year-old Sandhill resident has lost his life and while it is not certain what exactly happened, police assume that he may have fallen out of the back of a vehicle. Jermaine Rhaburn was found in a semiconscious state in the middle of the road with head and body injuries.
According to police reports, at about 4:45 a.m. on Sunday, May 27, 2018, police visited an area between miles 1 and 2 on the Maskall Road in Sandhill. There they observed a man of Creole descent laying face up in the middle of the road with injuries to the head and body. This person appeared semiconscious and was identified as Jermaine Rhaburn.
Thieves busted after robbing Jolli Bee’s Restaurant
On Saturday, May 26, 2018, the Jolli Bee’s Restaurant on Amara Avenue was held up by three male persons while the manager, Delip Kumar, and several medical students of Indian descent were inside. The students were having lunch when three male persons, one armed with a firearm, entered and held up Kumar, the students, as well as two other employees present at the time. Several items including cell phones, cash from the cash register, and monies from the victims were stolen.
Dwayne Davis pleads guilty to manslaughter of Doctor
The 2012 murder of naturalized doctor Ivan Enrique Garcia Gomez inside his home has seen Dwayne Davis pleading guilty to a lesser charge of manslaughter. Davis, 37, was arrested the day following the murder after giving a confession statement. He confessed to putting the doctor to sleep and then hitting him in the head with a can of beans, a blow which claimed his life.
Davis’s trial before Judge Adolph Lucas, a trial without jury, began on May 3, 2018. It was during that trial that Davis changed his plea from not guilty of murder to guilty of manslaughter.
Osner Campos survives bullet to the head during armed robbery on San Pedro
A robbery in the Boca del Rio area on San Pedro on Friday, May 25, 2018 has left a 26-year-old bartender lucky to have escaped with his life. Osner Campos, a bartender at Wayo’s Bar, was found at the San Pedro Polyclinic by police officers with a gunshot wound to the back of the head.
According to Campos, he and another bartender were working at the bar when two men entered the establishment. One of the men was armed with what appeared to be a nine millimeter gun while the other held a sawed off shotgun.
Popular tour guide Carlos Panti dies in traffic mishap
Family and friends gathered at the residence of Miriam Velencia in San Jose Succotz on Monday to celebrate the life of Carlos Panti. For many years Panti had been giving tours to countless visitors at the Actun Tunichil Muknal Cave systems and residents of Succotz are still shocked at his sudden departure.
Panti left his home in Benque Viejo to work in San Ignacio when he lost control of the vehicle he was driving. The tour guide and father of three perished in the traffic accident on Sunday, May 27, 2018 after his silver Isuzu Trooper overturned and he was flung a few feet away from the vehicle; he perished on the scene and was pronounced dead at the San Ignacio Community Hospital.
Police officer walks from charges of unlawful sexual intercouse
Rupert Thomas, a 35-year-old police officer and resident of Seine Bight, has been released from a charge of unlawful sexual intercourse; a charge dating back to 2013 when he was accused of raping a 15-year-old minor in Dangriga.
On May 23, 2018, the victim, now 20-years-old, took the stand in the Dangriga Supreme Court before Justice Denis S. Hanomansingh. She stated that she does not want to testify against the accused and with that, the case against Thomas was discontinued. The DPP entered a nolle prosequi against him. Justice Hanomansingh informed the accused that he was free to go.
Robbery nets over $30,000 in cash and valuables
At about 9:00 a.m. on May 27, 2018, police responded to a robbery at James Store on Jose Maria Nunez Street in Punta Gorda Town. Upon arrival, Huigiang Chen reported that while he was sleeping in his bedroom, his wife, Yanhi Huang, knocked on his room door. As he opened the door, two male persons armed with handguns entered his room, pointing their firearms at his wife’s head.
Smart Belize Hurricanes blast Digicell Belize City Defenders in game one of the Pepsi National Basketball League finals
The 2 game in the best of three format Pepsi National Elite Basketball League Finals will take place on Friday, June 1 as Smart Belize Hurricanes will try to sweep the series and grab their second NEBL championship in the past 3 years. Their city counterparts, DigiCell Belize City Defenders will be forced to defend the city in order to keep their championship hopes alive and extend the series to a decisive game 3. The two regular season match-ups witnessed two blowout games, with both teams winning at home. In the first game Defenders won by 18 points only to be blown out by 20 points by Smart Belize Hurricanes in the last regular season game in the inauguration of the Belize Civic Centre. Game 1 of the finals saw another blowout game, where Smart Belize Hurricanes trounced on Digicell Belize City Defenders, winning by 29 points while holding the Defenders to a season low, 41 points. This was the largest margin of victory in the NEBL Finals. Regular season MVP, Nigel Jones, and two-time Finals MVP, Darwin “Puppy” Leslie will both need to show up big for game 2 to keep their championship run going.
Unitedville Rebels United halts the Bandits Express in Cayo Softball
The 2018 Cayo Softball Association Senior competition games continued on Sunday 27th May at the Raymond Garbutt Sr. Softball Stadium in Roaring Creek Village
In the first game of the day, Roaring Creek Grace Kennedy defeated Belmopan Emeralds by the score of 8 runs to nil. The winning pitcher was Shadalee Ho and losing pitcher Aludy Arthurs.
In game 2, defending champions Unitedville Rebels United, won over the Belmopan Bandits by the score of 7 runs to 6 runs. The winning pitcher was Shareenie Soberanis and losing pitcher Keneshia Sutherland
Ebenezer Methodist School boys lead in primary schools football competition
The Belize City Primary Schools Football competition continued at the MCC Grounds on Thursday 24th May, with four games on the schedule.
In the first game in the girls’ competition, St. Ignatius School defeated St. Luke Methodist School by the score of 1-0.
The only goal of the game was scored by Reyannie Duran of St. Ignatius School.
In the second game in the girls’ competition, Wesley Upper School and St. John’s Primary School played to a 0-0 draw.
1 Shot/1Kill FC clips the Ladyville FC in Rural Central Football
The Belize Rural Central Football Competition continues at the Ladyville Football Field.
On Sunday 27th May, in the first game played, 1 Shot/1Kill defeated the defending champions Ladyville FC by the score of 5-1.
The goals for 1Shot/1Kill were scored by Dylan Belisle (2), Kevin Young (2) and Charles Canton, while the only goal of the game for Ladyville FC was scored by Tyrone Parchue.
In game two, BATSUB won over Eagles FC via the default route.
Words of Life With Pastor Barry Fraser
Here is a Biblical prescription for life: “They will bear fruit every month, because their water flows from the sanctuary. Their fruit will be for food, and their leaves for medicine.” Ezekiel 47:12.
Often naturally occurring medicines work better and more gently than man-made concoctions. Ginger has long been accepted as a natural treatment for nausea. Several modern studies have confirmed that ginger can even work better than modern nausea medicines.
THE MASSIVE NUMBER OF ILLEGALS FROM SALVADOR, HONDURAS AND GUATEMALA…
Godfrey P. Smith writes on pg. 202: “Salvadoran President Fidel Sánchez had apparently agreed with the Guatemalans to participate in a joint invasion of Belize on the understanding that its surplus population could occupy Belize.” Gurkhas and Harrier fighter jets protected us, not Wil!
While the Guatemalan authorities disrespect our borders, tens of thousands of illegal Guatemalans, Hondurans and Salvadorans pour into our country. Our population is a tiny 366,954 compared to Guatemala’s 16.58 M, Honduras’ 9.11 M & El Salvador’s 6.35 M. We need the ICJ to force Guatemala to respect 1859, 1931 & our borders! That is the issue in a nutshell! STOP THE FLOOD BEFORE THEIR NUMBERS SURPASS OURS… That is the real danger, a threat to our very existence as a country! Existential threat in every way, by every measure!
Raiding the barn
Like many political observers, I am following with keen interest the battle being waged in Belize City between Thompson and Woods in the Albert division and between Pitts and Usher in Port. I have also been updating you on the confrontation between the two PUP contestants for OW East. What the public is not seeing, however, are the hostilities covertly raging within the hierarchy of the People’s United Party. From what I hear, Hon. Hyde seems to be consolidating his base for an eventual ascension to the top seat in the PUP. You see, some people think that as December 2020 draws nearer, Briceño will back out again and abandon ship once the waters get dicey or iffy.
When Bad Things Happen to Good People
Why do bad things happen to good people? Just last week, I saw hundreds of people on my facebook timeline mourning the loss of a beautiful young woman, not yet thirty years old, who died as a result of cancer. The recurring question being, why?
As young people, we are constantly trying to make sense of our world. As we try to establish our own principles and values in life, sometimes things happen, that shake our beliefs at their core. Does good really overcome evil? Does justice prevail? Do good things really come to those who wait? Is honesty really the best policy?
What is Narcissistic Abuse?
Narcissistic abuse falls under the umbrella of psychological or hidden abuse. Bree Bonchay is a licensed psychotherapist with over 18 years of experience working in the field of mental health and trauma recovery. She is also the founder of WNAAD (World Narcissistic Abuse Awareness Day) which occurs on June 1st every year, established in 2016, WNAAD is a growing global movement to raise awareness of narcissistic abuse and also providing public pathology education, resources for survivors, and effect policy change.
Major Lloyd Jones withdraws candidacy for PUP Standard Bearer in Belize Rural North
Retired Ports Commissioner, Major Lloyd Jones has withdrawn his candidacy for PUP Standard Bearer in the Belize Rural North constituency.
The withdrawal came an hour ago via a Facebook post, in which Jones mentions that he will not comment any further on the matter, out of respect for PUP) Leader John Briceno, until June 11. […]
Three robberies in one day!
Two business establishments were reportedly held up and robbed earlier today, and a third robbery was reported a short while ago. Earlier police confirmed that two men entered Hofius store on Albert Street around 12:48 p.m., and stole more than $1,000 in cash and cheques. […]
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NEMO hosts final planning meetings for hurricane season
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BTL pulls plug on advertising with the KREMANDALA empire
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Jordan Burns charged for escaping from Police custody
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Armed robbery at Hofius store today
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Santander recalls sugar distributed in local market
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Police officer requests court action against colleague
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Esperanza man shot five times to the body and still lives
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September Celebrations Commission announces theme competition
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Belize’s exports continue to fall
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Belize represented at regional meeting for business service centers
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Esperanza man shot multiple times
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World No Tobacco Day observed
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Public advisory from the Ministry of Natural Resources
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The PUP must do better to support women candidates
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The 10 Best Places to Retire Overseas in 2018
Retirees can choose to live or retire in any country in the world. A move to a new country can allow you to live better, reinvent your life and have a grand adventure. Here are ten global destinations to consider for retirement.
6. Ambergris Caye, Belize. For many, the retirement dream is all about the Caribbean, and nothing else will do. If your overseas retirement fantasies are similarly aquamarine and sandy, put Ambergris Caye at the top of your list. The diving and snorkeling, the color and clarity of the water and the abundance and variety of sea life in this country is unparalleled.
5 Reasons This Little-known Island in Belize Should Be Your Next Vacation
Caye Caulker is a tiny limestone island about 20 miles off the coast of Belize. Whether you’re visiting Caye Caulker for the day or planning to spend a week, know there’s plenty to do.
Here are five reasons to seriously consider Caye Caulker for your next vacation.
1. The Split.
Rumor has it that a hurricane in the early 1960s split the island in two, while others contend the divide was man made.
2. Cars are prohibited
Most people get around by foot or bike. In fact, full-sized vehicles are prohibited.
Fortunately, most hotels and hostels come with complimentary bikes, which make getting around the 5-mile long island easy and a great workout.
3. The unique – and affordable – cuisine.
Qualifying for loans has grown tougher in the past decade
Most foreign buyers purchase real estate internationally with cash. But there are other ways to buy property overseas, such as borrowing from a local lender, obtaining financing through the seller or developer, and tapping your IRA. Some options are easier than others, but all three come with challenges.
American April Hess borrowed from a Belize bank to finance the construction of her house on Panama's Pacific coast.
The most the Belize bank was willing to lend was 50 percent of the property's value. Hess obtained a 30-year mortgage, but the terms include a five-year renewable balloon, meaning she must requalify every five years.
5 Romantic Things to Do In San Pedro, Belize, 1.5min. Check out what makes San Pedro the perfect Couple's getaway destination.
Daniel & Eileen Belize Wedding Film, 18min. by Jose Luis Zapata
Valedictorian Panel - Schooling in Belize/Experiences, 34min.
Belize National Festival of Arts May 31, 2018 Belize City, 7min.
Belize National Festival of Arts May 31, 2018 Belize City, 83min.
Morning Matters in studio with Drew, 64min.
Valedictorians Panel - Schooling in Belize Experiences, 34min.
Ministry of Health - World No Tobacco Day, 26min.
Update for General Members / CBA Joint Union Negotiations Team, 50min.
Driving in Belize 2018, 4.5min. Our road trip in Belize.
INTERVIEW WITH LOCAL BELIZE FISHER ON OVERFISHING, 1.5min.
Tropical ecology for groups and guests in Belize, 6min. Into the world and lives of groups and guests staying at T.R.E.E.S. A little intro to this amazing little field station and activities in our great little country.