The importance of women in the Fishing Industry
Organized by the Marine Conservation and Climate Adaptation Project of the Fisheries Department and the Wildlife Conservation Society, the Second Annual Women in Fisheries Forum was held today in Belize City. It forms part of the Fisherfolk Month celebrations which is being held under the theme “Working Towards Zero Hunger with Sustainable Small-Scale Fisheries”. The idea …
Four persons perish in San Pedro’s fire
Residents of San Pedro, Ambergris Caye are in shock after an early morning fire proved fatal. Reporter Johnelle McKenzie was on the island and has the story. Tragedy struck this morning as four members of a family perished in a fire that broke out in the Escalante Subdivision of San Pedro Town. Two families occupied …
Training MSME stakeholders in disaster management
With the aim to better prepare Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises to continue operations after a natural disaster, BELTRAIDE in collaboration with the Organization of American States, the University of West Indies for Institute of Sustainable Development and the Global Affair Canada is carrying out a training session entitled “Maintaining Comprehensive Disaster Risk Management in …
Court reserves decision in Aracely Cahueque appeal case
While she is in Costa Rica, an appeal launched against Aracely Cahueque was heard today. Four years ago, Cahueque who was charged with abetment to commit murder, was freed. She was accused of assisting in the killing of 18 year old Raylene Dyer, in 2012. Dyer’s head was cut off and her body was reportedly …
Belizean in the US gets life in prison for murder
Twenty two year old Belizean, Brian Omar Hyde was sentenced yesterday to serve four consecutive life sentences in prison in the US. He was found guilty of killing his aunt, her pregnant daughter and the daughter’s boyfriend with a machete. He was convicted in April of four counts of second-degree murder. Prosecutors say Hyde used …
DEADLY FIRE KILLS
We begin our News Cast tonight with a very heart breaking story coming out of San Pedro. Four persons were burnt to death in an early morning fire on the Island of San Pedro. According to reports, the fire started around 3:30 a.m. in the Escalante subdivision of San Pedro. And, While Police continue...
Today, The Government of Belize issued a press release announcing a re-shuffling in the Cabinet. The re-shuffling reportedly comes after a request from Carla Barnett to be reassigned from her current position as Minister of State in the Ministry of Natural Resources. As a result, the Press Release o...
MAN IN SOCIAL MEDIA VIDEO RESISTED ARREST SAY CHESTER WILLIAMS
A video surfaced on Facebook yesterday showing three GSU officers using a great deal of force in the process of detaining a Belize City Resident. The video went viral with close to a thousand shares online and over 40 thousand views in one day. GSU officers are seen at the beginning of the video sta...
RUDOLPH WELCOME CHARGED FOR ROARING CREEK SHOOTING
Police have arrested and charged 18 year old Rudolph Welcome for the Crime of Attempted Murder in relation to Saturday evening’s shooting of 22 year old Eugene Alexander Henderson in roaring Creek. Henderson, a resident of Burell Boom, was shot to the head inside his cousin’s Roaring Creek home whil...
Brian Hyde Guilty of Second Degree Murder
On April 20th of this year, 22 Year old Belizean Brian Hyde was found guilty of four counts of second degree murder by a six member jury, in a US Court. Yesterday Hyde re-appeared in Court where he learnt that he will be spending 4 concurrent life sentences in prison in the United States for the mu...
PM RECIEVES OCEANA AWARD
Yesterday Oceana and the Belize Coalition held its World Ocean Day award Ceremony. Prime Minister Dean Barrow was presented with an award in the ceremony entitled “The Way of the Wave”. The sculpture was designed by renowned artist Gilvano Swasey, MBE and sculpted by Anthony Vacaro. It is described ...
BATTLE FOR PORT LOYOLA
Two well-known Port Loyola Representatives are going head to head in a battle of Words and …. In an interview with Channel 5 last night, long time PUP area rep Anthony Boots Martinez out rightly said that the P.U.P made a terrible mistake by endorsing Gilroy Usher for Port Loyola. Martinez continued...
BARANCO RESIDENTS DEMANDING CONSULTATION LETTER
US Capital Energy Limited has applied to Government of Belize to operate in a new concession area after their old concession license expired in 2016. According to an Article in the June 8th edition of the Reporter, the application has several layers, including holding...
TWO CHARGED FOR MOON GROCERY ROBBERY
Tonight two Belize City youths are on remand at the Belize Central Prison after recently turning teenagers and are accused of committing an armed robbery in the city one of many that has occurred over a few weeks of increase in robberies in the city both on the North and...
BRIDGE FOR COCAO FARMERS
Last week Friday Ya’axche Conservation Trust and the Trio Farmers Association inaugurated a bridge to improve access to Belize’s agroforestry concession in Maya Mountain North Forest Reserve. The Ya’axche Conservation Trust has been working with 31 farmers to grow cacao at the agroforestry concession, with 165 acres of cacao planted so far. Here is more on how the bridge will benefit the farmers...
DR. PITTS SHOULD HAVE BEEN ALOWED TO CONTEST SAYS PUP DEPUTY LEADER
Earlier you heard Hyde say that he does not believe in free passes. Yet, the Party of which he is Deputy Leader seemingly gave a free pass to Gilroy Usher in Port Loyola. We will recall that a couple months ago, Dr. Candice Pitts’ application to run as a candidate for Standard Bearer in Port L...
SALDIVAR SUING THE PUP?
Is Arthur Saldivar suing the People’s United Part? You will recall Saldivar announcing his intentions to take the Party to court during an Online Town Hall meeting just a couple weeks ago. The announcement came hours after Saldivar found out that his PUP Standard Bearer Application was rejected by t...
BURELL BOOM RESIDENT SHOT IN ROARING CREEK
A 23 year old resident of Burrel Boom Village was shot to the head in the Village of Roaring Creek V. Inspector Wifred Ferrafino tells us more Wilfredo Ferrufino, National Crimes Investigations Branch: On Saturday June 9th at about 10:05pm, Roaring Creek police responded to shots being fired in Roa...
KING MURDERED IN HATIEVILLE
A 26 year old construction worker was shot to death on the front porch, of the second floor, of his Hattie Ville home. 26 year old Philmore King is Belize’s latest murder victim. King made the news in April of this year when he was busted by Police with approximately 50 pounds of Canabis at the Beli...
4 MONTH OLD SHOT IN GALES POINT
4 months old baby Dashawn Dwehene is being treated in the KHMH after he was mistakenly shot by his father with a pellet gun. According to police, on Saturday, 18 year old, Tyreeka Welch, the mother of the 4 month old was at her Gales Point Village home with the father of the child 19 year old Lincol...
TROPICAL WAVES BRINGING HEAVY RAINFALL TO BELIZE
Belize can expect some heavy rainfalls this week. A tropical wave just east of Nicaragua interacting with a large upper level trough has created persisting showers and thunderstorms over the southwestern Caribbean Sea for the past several hours . According to reports from the National Hurricane cent...
MAN SHOT ON FAIRWEATHER ST. WHILE RIDDING BIKE
A 26 year old Belize City man was shot while riding his bike on Fairweather Street yesterday morning. 26 year old Nimrod Fitzgibbon told Police that he had just finished buying food in the area and while riding his someone shot him. Police say that they are investigating it a possible gang related s...
HONDURAN CHARGED FOR STABBING GUATEMALAN IN BELLA VISTA
A Guatemalan Famer is at the KHMH in a stable condition after being stabbed last night. 25 year old Edwin Hernandez told Police that while he was stadding outside the, Blue Shy Nightclub in, Bella Vista Village, he was approached by , 39 year old Honduran Martin Villatoro who inflicted a stab wound...
STORE ON CONEY DRIVE ROBBED
There are reports of another robbery in Belize City over the weekend. According to reports, three male persons entered the, Moon Grocery Store on Coney Drive at about 4 p.m. on Saturday evening, one of whom was armed with handgun demanding money. 50 year old, Businessman Guo Jin Li told Police that ...
FREAK ACCIDENT TAKES LIFE
A freak Horse and Carriage accident claimed the life of a Newland Community man. 38 year old Issac Nicoli was riding is horse and carriage in the community along with a single passenger when his carriage overturned. Police tells us more Wilfredo Ferrufino, National Crimes Investigations Branch: Aro...
MORE DRUGS FOR POLICE OVER THE WEEKEND
Five separate drug bust were reported by Police over the weekend in 4 different districts over the country. On Friday afternoon, in the Guinea Grass Village of Orange Walk, 39 year old Luis Alberto Montejo was busted with 542 grams of cannabis after Police conducted a search at his residence...
TEENAGER DROWNS IN SAN ESTEVAN
A 19 year Honduran National drowned at the San Estevan Village Ferry in the Orange Walk District this afternoon. According to reports, sometime around midday today, 19 year old Melvin Omar Pineda Gutierrez went swimming at the ferry...
19 YEAR OLD STABBED IN ORANGE WALK
An Orange Walk resident has been admitted to the Northern Regional Hospital where he is being treated for a stab wound to the left side of the abdomen. 19 year old Manuel Ruiz told Police that he was walking an unnamed street in, San Jose Village...
THE GREATEST SHOWMAN MUSICAL
The Allegro Music School will bring the George Price Center for Peace and Development, in Belmopan, to life tomorrow night. The school will be hosting a live musical entitled the Greatest Showman Musical...
2 students top PSE 2018
Every year in March and May, standard six students all over the country sit the Primary School Exams (PSE). This year, March 19, the first portion of the exams, which consisted of an English component and a Science component, was administered, and on May 5, students completed the other two sections of the exam — Math and Social Studies.
This year, 7,080 students — 3,568 females and 3,512 males — from 273 schools sat the PSE. On Friday, the results for the top 25 performers in the country were released and it was revealed that two students topped the PSE this year with a score of 384/400 each. These students were Haley Thurton of Hummingbird Elementary School in Belize City and Rolando Umaña of La Inmaculada RC School in Orange Walk.
Darnell Arnold, 19, charged with the murder of Philmore King, 26
A quick investigation by the police into the fatal shooting of Philmore King, 26, has resulted in the arrest of Darnell Arnold, 19, a construction worker of Mile 16 ½ , Hattieville. Arnold was arraigned on a charge of murder when he appeared today before the Chief Magistrate, Sharon Fraser, who explained to him that she would not take a plea from him because the offence is indictable.
She also explained to him that she could not offer him bail because of the nature of the offence, and remanded him until July 24.
Mayor Kevin Bernard new PUP Orange Walk East standard bearer
The area around the Louisiana Government School in Orange Walk Town became a battleground of Opposition People’s United Party (PUP) campaign workers, who worked all day to bring out voters in support for the two Orange Walk Town Council members who were locked in a high-spirited battle to secure the PUP Orange Walk East standard bearer position.
About one and a half hours after the polls closed at 5:00 p.m., word began to come out of the counting room that the three-term Orange Walk Town mayor, Kevin Bernard, had taken the lead over one of his councilors, Josue Carballo, who has been working the constituency since his loss to the United Democratic Party (UDP)’s Elodio Aragon, who was a first-time candidate in the November 2015 general elections.
4 life sentences for Belizean Brian Hyde, 22
Brian Omar Hyde, 22, who is a Belizean originally from the Cayo District, was sentenced to four life sentences by a Florida judge for a killing spree in Lehigh Acres that left four of his relatives dead in August 2015. His sentences are to run concurrently. This means that he will only serve one life sentence.
Last November, Hyde went on trial, but that first trial was over in less than 5 minutes, because a witness, Dorrien Pitts, the husband of Dorla Pitts, one of the three persons Hyde murdered, had made a remark which the judge, Margaret O. Steinbeck, ruled to be prejudicial to Hyde, when he made reference to Hyde’s illegal immigration status.
Murder acquittal of Calaney Flowers, 31, has been appealed, but she is out of the jurisdiction
In a trial by judge, sitting alone without jury, Calaney Flowers, 31, was acquitted of the murder of her baby’s father and ex-boyfriend, Lyndon Morrison, in March 2017. Morrison died when he was hit from behind as he and his girlfriend were traveling on his Kawasaki Ninja motorcycle on Freetown Road in Belize City one night in August 2012.
Flowers was the person driving the car that hit Morrison and his girlfriend, Sochyl Sosa, who survived the impact of the hit, but suffered a miscarriage as a result.
Graduation season begins; SCA, SJC, and EPY celebrate graduates
The graduation season has commenced, and eager students from all over the country are being, or will soon be, recognized for their hard work during their school years. So far, students from St. Catherine’s Academy (SCA), St John’s College (SJC), and Edward P. Yorke High School (EPY), have already marched up to receive their diplomas.
On Saturday, June 2, SCA, which first opened its doors in 1883, on the first floor of the Sisters of Mercy Convent, held its graduation ceremonies. SCA has a student body of over 500 girls, and prides itself in assisting young women to truly achieve their potential. SCA’s philosophy is rooted in its Christian faith and its desire to develop students spiritually, physically, intellectually, and emotionally.
World Cup 2018 Russia Group Phase Week 1 schedule
World Cup 2018 Russia kicks off on Thursday, June 14, with grand opening ceremonies followed by the opening game featuring host team Russia vs Saudi Arabia in Group A.
Group Phase Week 1 schedule (local time):
Thurs. June 14 – 09:00 – (A) Russia vs Saudi Arabia.
Fri. June 15 – 06:00 – (A) Egypt vs Uruguay; 09:00 (B) Morocco vs IR Iran; 12:00 (B) Portugal vs Spain.
Home teams lose game 1 in Inter-District Club Tournament semifinals
Postponed from last weekend due to weather, yesterday’s 1st leg of the FFB Inter-District Club Tournament 2018 semifinals ended in disappointment for both home teams.
At the Carl Ramos Stadium in Dangriga, visiting Progresso FC from Orange Walk came away with a big 5-0 win over home standing B&B Landshark FC. Sharing the scoring for Progresso were Andir Chi (14’ & 55’), Eliazar Itza (34’), Ian Chi (62’) and Ryan Murillo (84’).
Stann Creek F.A. Week 14 results; quarterfinal playoffs next
The Stann Creek Football Association (SCFA) Cup 2018 1st Division Tournament held its Week 14 games on Friday night, June 8, at the Carl Ramos Stadium to complete its regular season. In the opener, Silk Grass SG Strikers bombed Department of Youth Services (DYS), 6-0, with goals from Nigel Elijio (13’ & 30’), Erwin Flores (26’) and Kenyon Lewis (28’, 34’ & 41’). And in the nightcap, it was Wagiya, 3-2, over Hopkins Ibayani. Shaking the net for Wagiya were Jaheim Caballero (55’ & 61’) and Russel Castillo (71’); while Hopkins got 1 apiece from Norman Nunez (13’) and Devanny Tillett (25’)
Primary school football winding down fast in Belize City
The Belize District Primary Schools Football Tournament 2018 is fast winding down. With the Belize District Championship scheduled for Thursday of this week, the Belize City competition has semifinals scheduled for tomorrow, Tuesday (postponed from today, Monday); and the City finals are on Wednesday.
Four male quarterfinal games were played on Friday, June 8, at the MCC Grounds, after the top 2 teams from each of 4 groups of 5 had qualified to the playoffs.
Editorial: Searching for scapegoats
Prime Minister of Belize, the Right Hon. Dean O. Barrow, has not been doing a good job of running the country of Belize for some years now, and the situation keeps getting worse and worse where the collapse of law and order is concerned and where our failing economy is concerned.
To make matters, Mr. Barrow has been suffering from back problems and is looking for a way to make a triumphant exit sometime before the campaign for the 2020 general election begins. Precedent is not on Mr. Barrow’s side, however. None of the three Prime Ministers of Belize before him was able to make a triumphant exit. All three resigned leadership after their parties were defeated in general elections. Mr. Barrow’s United Democratic Party (UDP) will not be defeated in a general election under his leadership (except for 2003), but the indications are growing that he can’t find a suitable UDP Leader/Prime Minister to replace him.
The Ineffective Renunciation of Guatemalan Citizenship: The Big Picture
The national identity of Belize is a complex, multifaceted construct that is continuously evolving. With a history amalgamated from numerous other nations and cultures, there are inevitably varied interpretations of what this identity is. Such contesting perceptions of Belizean identity have largely contributed to diverging policies on citizenship.
On the one hand, at the heights of the immigration boom in the early 80s, we allowed unchecked, willful and wanton immigration, without considering the consequences of quick demographic changes on various aspects of life and society, and on the other hand, we stripped away the citizenship of some born Belizeans who became citizens of other countries.
At book launch, Assad Shoman said Che Guevara supported Belize’s independence from 1961
Just at the time when the nation-state of Belize is grappling with the existential question of the Guatemalan territorial claim, whether or not the ancient claim should be settled by the judicial arm of the United Nations at its International Court of Justice (ICJ), the man who established the Belize Independence Secretariat and was the diplomatic genius behind the internationalization of Belize’s right to self-determination launched a new, relevant book tonight: Guatemala’s Claim to Belize: The Definitive History, by Assad Shoman.
The book was launched at the Image Factory Art Gallery, located on North Front Street, shortly after 7:00 p.m. when attorney Dickie Bradley was called to say a few words about author Assad Shoman.
Two steps to make before we legalize it
There’s not a person who does not appreciate the worth of neighbors who respect their values. It being impossible to find someone who is a perfect fit with everything we are, we must have tolerance in this world. But one can only bend so far. Land in a neighborhood where the folk are everything you are not, and you have to change them, or find another area to live.
No beating around the bush, there are people who can’t stand the smell of weed. Heck, there are people who can’t stand to be around people who are smoking cigarettes! Second smoke is no issue for people like me, but there are those who get very angry when a cigarette smoker is in their neighborhood.
Malik Humes, 21, remanded for aggravated assault and theft
A Belize City resident has been arraigned for aggravated assault and theft for an incident that occurred in Ladyville around 10:05 p.m. on Friday, June 8. He is Malik Humes, 21, a construction worker of 2 Wagner’s Lane.
Humes pleaded not guilty to the charges when he appeared today, Monday, before Chief Magistrate Sharon Fraser. She explained to him that she could not offer him bail because the offence of aggravated assault was committed with a firearm. She remanded him into custody until August 28.
Man stabbed outside nightclub in Bella Vista
A Guatemalan farmer, Edwin Hernandez, 25, was stabbed early on Sunday morning in Bella Vista, Toledo.
Hernandez reported to police that about 1:45 a.m. on Sunday, June 10, he was standing outside the Blue Sky Nightclub when he was approached by 39-year-old Martin Villatoro, a resident of the same village. Villatoro, a Honduran labourer, then stabbed him in the back.
Hernandez was transported to the Independence Polyclinic and later transferred to the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital. He is currently in a stable condition.
Wilser Chavarria, 23, found guilty of manslaughter
Wilser Chavarria, 23, accused of the murder of Panamanian diplomat Jose Rodrigo de la Rosa Stanford, 64, of Belmopan, that occurred in November 2014, has been found not guilty of murder, but guilty of manslaughter.
The verdict was issued by Supreme Court judge, Justice Antoinette Moore, on Friday evening.
According to a report on Plus TV, Chavarria claimed self-defense because a sexual assault was being committed on him by the career diplomat.
The evening of the crocodile on Princess Margaret Drive
This evening, many people heading home on Princes Margaret Drive to begin their weekend were surprised to see a large crocodile lying on the surface of the narrow canal that lies in the middle of the street between Pallotti High School and Cleopatra White polyclinic.
Drivers slowed their vehicles to get a peep and several persons were overheard saying that they had never seen a crocodile up close like that before, as cell phones snapped pictures incessantly and a lone policeman controlled the flow of traffic.
Fatal fire in San Pedro
An early morning fire in San Pedro has reportedly claimed four lives.
The blaze was reported in the Escalante area of San Pedro town.
Breaking Belize News
Belizeans busted in US immigration raids
Several Belizeans were among a group of illegal immigrants busted over the weekend in two immigration […]
Mexican authorities to conduct inspections on vehicles entering Mexico
The Ministry of Transport today informed the Belizean public that commencing Wednesday, June 13 to Friday, […]
PUP slams UDP Government for Cabinet re-shuffle
The Opposition, People’s United Party (PUP) today issued a statement demanding answers for the abrupt reshuffle […]
Don’t blame the government for fuel prices, says Finance Ministry
The Ministry of Finance today issued a second release in less than a week explaining that […]
Candlelight vigil is scheduled for tonight in San Pedro Town
In honor of the four victims that perished by the deadly fire that happened early […]
Garifuna Council reaches out to Government on behalf of Barranco
The National Garifuna Council (NGC) has written to the Office of the Attorney General (AG) […]
Prime Minister Announces Cabinet Changes
The Government of Belize has just issued a release informing of significant changes in the […]
Belizeans involved in reported traffic accident in Mahahual
According to local Chetumal media, Linea de Fuego Chetumal, four Belizeans were involved in a road […]
Four reportedly die in tragic San Pedro inferno
Reports to BBN indicate that four people have died as a result of an inferno […]
WHO declares Paraguay Malaria free
Yesterday, the World Health Organization (WHO) certified Paraguay as having eliminated malaria. Paraguay is the […]
Assad Shoman’s new book launches countrywide
Belizean writer, historian and former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Assad Shoman launched his new book […]
26 Year Old Solo Traveler Vacation Review
My friend Joanne's 26-year-old daughter, Sandra came to stay with me recently. She had been to Ambergris Caye once many years ago when I lived at Hacienda in San Pablo area. She agreed my apartment in town was much better. Aside from laidback and relaxed, here is what she had to say about her vacation... It was a Thursday when I flew into Belize City International Airport and took the water taxi over to San Pedro where I met taco, and her friends Shirlee and Victoria. After a quick pass to drop-off my luggage we went to Poco Locos for dinner where I ate a buffalo chicken burger. I could taste the difference between the chicken in Canada and the chicken in Belize. I must say I like the chicken in San Pedro much better! We went back home and because it was #jerzday we had to watch Jersey Shore!
Diamond Lodge Bed & Breakfast Shines Bright
Just south of San Pedro Town within the bustling community of Sea Grape Drive lies a sanctuary of tranquil serenity. Embraced within a property of landscaped luxury and a sparkling pool that begs for quality time, the Diamond Lodge Bed & Breakfast is an intimate retreat where you can laze your day away or immerse yourself into the surrounding community. I’m always game for a weekend getaway, and when we were invited to enjoy a night and amenities at this island retreat, I was delighted to say yes! Who says you need to travel far to indulge a little? Upon arrival, we are greeted by their gracious host Seleni, who gives us a tour of their expansive great room where guests can lounge in extreme comfort and the open kitchen where Chef Duane Lizama creates his amazing meals. I can hardly wait for the morning!
Slowing it Down on Ambergris Caye: A Weekend At The Camp
My work involves getting out and about, taking pictures and then chatting about it on the internet. So when I’m at Cayo Frances Farm and Fly, 12 miles N on the west side of Ambergris Caye – a few acres of rare black soil on a sand island on a mostly hidden lagoon – things take a different pace. Not only is the internet speed awful over there* but the “out and about” is very different from San Pedro town.
Over the weekend, I did a bit of reading (I LOVED this book), helped with the meals, planted about 50 heliconia and ginger flower plants, swatted mosquitoes, situated our 4 new mango trees that I brought up from Hopkins Mango Festival and took some pictures.
Outdoor Activities in Belize Inspired by Nature Photography Day
Do you enjoy the little, but grand, things in life? We surely do! A close-up of a flower, the sighting of a beautiful tropical bird, a mesmerizing thunderstorm, natural formations, breathtaking sunsets, to name a few, often bring us travellers a sense of wanderlust and enjoyment even when captured through the camera lens.
Luckily for many of us, Nature Photography Day is fast-approaching (June 15th) which gives us yet another reason to celebrate Mother Nature’s daily offerings and all the adventures we can find within. Created in 2006, the North American Nature Photography Association (NANPA) initiated this event as a way of celebrating nature as well as creating awareness for the conservation and protection of plants, wildlife, and landscapes locally and worldwide through photography.
Flooding rain to eye Central America to Texas regardless of tropical storm potential in Gulf, Caribbean
An area of disturbed weather in the western Caribbean Sea may cause flooding problems along its path to the Gulf of Mexico despite a small chance to organize into a weak tropical system this weekend.
A broad area of drenching showers and strong thunderstorms is forecast to drift northwestward from the western Caribbean to the western Gulf of Mexico over the next five days.
Development seems unlikely over the next couple of days and may not occur at all, despite sufficiently warm waters, according to AccuWeather Hurricane Expert Dan Kottlowski.
Hard work must be the national symbol of Belize
Belize is tiny for a country — about the land size of Maryland — but it should get the prize for having the best place names per square mile.
We tooled along in our fancy air-conditioned bus past Camelote, Cottontree, Sunflower, Teakettle, Mount Hope and Unitedville, which sounded so idyllic that I thought about asking the driver to pull over and let us stop for a while.
I didn’t for fear it would cause an argument and make us responsible for ripping Unitedville right in half. We Americans can do stuff like that without even trying.
Only the name of the road we traveled was boring: Western Highway. If we had gone another direction, though, we could have gone down the Hummingbird Highway. They don’t number the highways in Belize, what with there being only three of them.
Stalking the elusive permit from a fishing boat in Belize
I was standing at the front of a 23-foot-long panga in the Bay of Honduras, some 10 miles northeast of Punta Gorda, Belize, as my angling partner, Nelson Mathews, was perched in a seat below. A group of frigatebirds circled above, reminiscent of cruising fighter jets, while several pelicans and cormorants watched from a snag on a mangrove island nearby. The low-lying Maya Mountains were just visible through a thin haze to the west. My right hand held a 10-weight fly rod; my left, a size-6 Bauer Crab fly. At my feet, 40 feet of fly line lay coiled. The blue-green water danced before my eyes, assuming different shades from the ever-shifting substrate three feet below - sometimes turtle grass, sometimes coral or sand. This did not make it any easier to spot my elusive quarry, the permit.
From an elevated platform in the back of the boat, our guide, Scully Garbutt, pushed the boat along silently with an 18-foot graphite pole. His eyes seemed at least as sharp as those of the ospreys that patrolled below the frigatebirds. After a time, he called out calmly, "Permit, ten o'clock. Point your rod." I pointed my rod to where I thought the fish was.
Caribbean gearing up for culinary showcase in Miami
Hosted by the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA), the Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bonaire, the Cayman Islands, Curaçao, Jamaica, St. Lucia, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, and the Turks and Caicos have selected their best chefs and mixologists for this year’s Taste of the Caribbean.
A combined team representing chefs from some of the Caribbean destinations that were impacted by last September’s hurricanes will also compete. The team comprises members from Anguilla, the British Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and the United States Virgin Islands.
Since 1993, the Caribbean’s best chefs and culinary teams have been meeting at Taste to compete, demonstrate their skills, learn from each other and offer the travel trade a scintillating exhibition of the most delectable culinary treats of the region.
What now for the Commonwealth?
It’s a club that covers the world, represents some 2.4 billion people, caters to nations as vast as Canada, as populous as India and as remote as Micronesian islands. And it has the former British Empire as its common roots — now, as the representatives of the 53 governments meet in London for the biennial Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM), it’s an organisation that is trying to forge a new future, select a new leader and work on its relationship with Britain as London tries to negotiate a post-Brexit role on the global stage.
Theresa May, the United Kingdom’s Prime Minister, is looking to win the support of the Commonwealth, a network of mostly former British colonies, for future trade and bolster her argument that the future is bright after Britain leaves the European Union next March.
The Commonwealth, headed by Queen Elizabeth, is not a formal trading bloc with a free-trade agreement and, in 2015, it accounted for only 9 per cent of British exports while, by contrast, the EU, which Britain voted to leave in 2016, accounted for around 44 per cent.
Tragedy in San Pedro!, .5min. Four perished in tragic fire that destroyed two houses early this morning in the Escalante Sub-division. Authorities from the San Pedro Police Department and Fire Officials are still in the area awaiting the arrival of a pathologist before they can retrieve the bodies. We will have more on this story.
Father and son survive blaze in San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, 1min. While his wife, son, daughter and relative could not make it out in time. Island residents devastated with shocking news
Deadly fire in San Pedro, 2min.
Belize Aggressor IV 2018, 7min. Our dive trip of May 2018 aboard the Belize Aggressor IV.
ROATAN AND BELIZE 2018, 10min. This years trip to Roatan and Belize.
Re-registration of voters, 3.5min. On July 1st, Belize will undergo a re-registration of voters. This a process that must take place every 20 years with its main objective to ‘clean’ the existing list and ensure that everyone on it is qualified to participate in future elections.
Jesse & Joanna Belize Wedding Film, 12min. by Jose Luis Zapata
Stann Creek Ecumenical High School - first high school to represent Belize at the 124th Penn Relays, 28min.
The National Emergency Management Organization - Disaster Prepareness, 66min.
The Crocodile Research Coalition and The Belize Zoo - World Crocodile Day, 28min.
Morning Matters with Drew, 62min.
Use of Psycho-educational assessments, 43min.
Women in Fisheries Forum - Working towards Zero Hunger with Sustainable Small-Scale Fisheries", 24min.
Vigil in memory of the Nunez and Bacab family, 45min.
My Father Belize - Indiegogo Video, 2min. Like the Oscar winning film Moonlight, My Father Belize is an intimate window into manhood depicting universal experiences through characters that are rarely portrayed in cinema. It is a slice of life which immerses the audience into a unique world of culture, beauty, emotion, and humanity. The film will be shot on location in Belize, Central America and will feature a Belizean cast and crew. With great passion we are setting out to showcase the talent, people, and stories of our homeland.
Belize The Video, 4.5min.
Belize trip- bike riding in Placencia , 2min. While traveling in belize we took a ride on the bikes that the airbnb provided, it was so fun. We road bout 5mi up the road...
Exploring Belize: Snorkeling & Cave Tubing, 12min. All of St. George's Caye got put into one video. Snorkeling was amazing! The resort was breathtaking. And I can never get enough of ziplining.
River Tubing in Belize on the Macal River - May 2018, 8min.
Belize diving with reef sharks, 1min.
Acción Deportiva June 12, 56min.
Police Check Point Talk Show June 12, 60min.