Businessman kills his next-door businessman neighbor
he evening rush hour was still underway, shortly before 6:00 p.m., when gunfire erupted on Collet Canal. When the gunfire stopped, the lives of two middle-aged businessmen were destroyed forever.
One man lay dead in a pool of his own blood in his yard, while his next-door neighbor was in handcuffs, the beginning of his entry into the criminal justice system. He will join a long line of accused murderers on remand at the Belize Central Prison.
No one knows what could have triggered the violent outburst of jeweler Manuel Pacheco, who doesn’t live at the location but has a business there, but witnesses said he fired a number of shots at his next-door neighbor, Jose Villanueva, a car dealer and businessman who owned a small shop on Cemetery Road.
Tragedy: 4 persons perish in house fire in San Pedro
Two houses in the Escalante subdivision in San Pedro Town were gutted by a fire that occurred around 2:45 on Tuesday morning. The fire also claimed the lives of four persons, three of whom were children.
According to Orin Smith, Station Manager of the Fire Department, the department’s branch in San Pedro received a call around 3:30 a.m. on Tuesday, 45 minutes after the fire had started. By the time they arrived at the scene of the fire, the two homes were already engulfed in flames, which, due to the severe winds, had spread to a third building.
A family of 4 and a family of 2 living in the two apartments in the concrete lower flat of the two-storey house were able to escape, but the wooden steps leading up to the upper flat caught fire, trapping Allan Nunez, a 14-year-old first form student at San Pedro High School; his mother, 36-year-old Clarita Bacab; his sister, 6-year-old Joycelyn Cal, and his cousin, 15-year-old Sherly Bacab, who all perished in the fire. Sherly had recently begun staying with her aunt and uncle.
PM Barrow reshuffles Cabinet
Prime Minister Dean Barrow announced via a government press release today that he has once again shuffled his Cabinet and re-assigned control over the the Ministry of Natural Resources, once described by him as “a hotbed of corruption,” when that portfolio was held by the Hon. Gaspar Vega, area representative for Orange Walk North, who resigned from Cabinet amidst massive corruption scandals.
Today’s Cabinet reshuffle comes ahead of the Prime Minister’s own announced schedule for demitting office because of health problems, and his party’s election of a new leader to prepare for the general elections scheduled for 2020.
Brazen robber met his match in brave cop
A brazen robbery attempt was stopped by a brave policeman when a robber tried to rob a man who had just entered his vehicle on King Street at about 10:00 this morning.
A security camera mounted from a business on King Street showed the robber walking hurriedly towards the driver’s side of the vehicle, because the driver had just entered his vehicle.
The camera showed the robber yanking open the door and trying to pull the driver out of the vehicle. His victim, however, put up a struggle.
Dwayne Davis, 37, convicted of manslaughter for the death of Dr. Ivan Garcia, gets new sentence date
Basketball player Dwayne Davis, 37, who was charged with the murder of Dr. Ivan Garcia, had pleaded guilty to manslaughter on May 24 and he was to be sentenced today, Thursday. But after hearing pleas for mitigation on Davis’ behalf, Justice Adolph Lucas deferred the sentencing until Wednesday, June 20.
Davis, in his plea, said he is neither gay nor bisexual, and Dr. Garcia was not his lover. He said he was simply trying to defend himself by fending off the sexual advances of Dr. Garcia. He pleaded with Justice Lucas for leniency and said that any consideration in that regard would be highly appreciated.
Maud Williams High School and Wesley College celebrate graduates
In Tuesday’s Amandala, we reported on the graduations of St. Catherine Academy, St. John’s College, and Edward P. Yorke High School, which all occurred in the first weekend in June.
Just a few days later, Maud Williams High School held their graduation on Wednesday, June 6.
Maud Williams’ top three students were Krisilia Torres, Unique Dominguez, and Keandra Martin. There were 32 graduates and the theme for their graduation was “Visionaries on a responsible mission.”
Orange Walk Belikin 8-Ball Billiards Tournament 2018
On Thursday, June 7, Nostalgia was the host of game #7 of the Orange Walk Billiards Association (OWBA) 21st Annual Belikin 8-Ball Tournament; and Team Chatta’s introduced Black & White Assassins to a 5-0 defeat in their first game of the season. These victories came from David “Nick Knock” McLaughlin, Miguel and Jose Chatta, Javier Witz and Argel Perrera.
On Friday, June 8, the undefeated Hideout went up against one of the favourite teams to take the garland this year, the upstart Team Darvis, playing out of Tijuana. At the end of the game, it was Team Hideout with a 4-1 win over Team Darvis, with victories from Rudolph Jacobs, Kenneth Dawson, Evan Williams and Leroy Jacobs; while Team Darvis’ only victory came from Abimael Godoy.
Primary school football – Belize City and Belize District finals at the MCC
In some hectic primary school football action over the past few days at the MCC Grounds, the Belize City primary schools female (F) and male (M) champions were decided yesterday; and today they joined the Belize Rural champion teams in competing for the Belize District championship at the MCC.
Belize City Championship
In Belize City semifinals action on Tuesday of this week, (F) St. Luke Methodist won in penalties, 3-1, over St. John Vianney, after drawing 0-0 in regulation; (F) St. Ignatius won, 3-2, in sudden death penalties, after drawing, 1-1, with Holy Redeemer in regulation; (M) Queen Square Anglican dropped Ephesus SDA, 2-1, in regulation; and (M) Unity Presbyterian also won in regulation, 2-0, over Ebenezer Methodist.
2nd week of Belikin 8-Ball Billiards Tournament in Corozal
The Belikin 8-Ball Tournament 2018 continued this past weekend in Corozal Town.
On Thursday, it was two teams playing out of the same house, Raul’s Cool Spot, Elite 7 vs Haneen Shattaz, whereby Haneen Shataaz had no mercy over the youths of Elite 7, defeating them by a score of 4 to1.
Friday night’s game saw the home team, K & C Shooters vs Elite 7, where the home team was crushed without mercy by the youths of Elite 7, who won by a score of 4 to 1.
Greetings from the Belize National Cricket Association (BNCA)!
We have come to the close of the Sir Barry Bowen Harrison Parks 2018 Cricket Regular Competition. We now go into the tie-breaker games, playoffs and finals.
The results of the matches played on June 9 & 10, are as follows:
Western Eagles won over Rural Mix with a score of 60 to 59, with 8 spare wickets. For Western Eagles, R. Ferguson top scored with 14 runs, and T. Samuel took 4 wickets. For Rural Mix, Eldon Hendy top scored with 19 runs, and Conway Jones took 2 wickets.
Editorial: Bones to dogs
Through the years, elected officials in Belize have usually felt the need to treat the Kremandala businesses with a kind of disrespect. Constitutionally, Belize’s elected officials are at a higher place than the free press is, because they form the legal, empowered government of sovereign, independent Belize. The independence constitution of 1981 allows for a free press, but that is done in a generalized manner.
Because radio in Belize did not become free until 1989, references to the “free press” in the colonial (1862-1964) and self-governing colony (1964-1981) history of British Honduras/Belize were talking only about the newspaper industry. To the best of our knowledge, the first newspaper in the colony which was not owned and controlled by the colonial oligarchy was The Belize Independent, which was being published by H. H. Cain and the Cain family around the time of the Ex-Servicemen’s uprising in 1919. This was also a time of Garveyism in Belize. Paul Cain, a member of the Cain family who is in his eighties, has told us that Isaiah Morter, Belize’s first native, black millionaire assisted the Cain family to acquire printing equipment back in the early part of the twentieth century.
From the Publisher
My column for today features a letter written to Amandala in response to, and commentary on, a publisher’s column the previous weekend. This was early February of 1989, and the publisher’s column in question had appeared in the February 3, 1989 issue of Amandala. (That column was reproduced in our mid-week edition this week, and appears elsewhere in this issue.)
The letter which follows was written by the late Raymond Barrow and first appeared in our February 10, 1989 issue.
Mr. Barrow was a paternal uncle of Belize’s Prime Minister. Mr. Raymond Barrow was a senior public officer who went to study law in England when he was already in his forties, I would say. He qualified as an attorney and was a senior member of the Holy Redeemer Credit Union (HRCU) board.
Suggestions for John Paul Junior College
As a student of John Paul Junior College, and on behalf of the rest of the students, I am pleased to acknowledge the important work of the college. I am proud to be studying at this institution and enjoy learning every day. The teachers are very good and helpful and always eager to guide us. I am glad being part of this family; it has taught me many useful things.
However, I think that this school is just starting and it already has many interesting things to display and share with the students, such as the love they share among each other and the religious activities.
The loss of language
While I was passing by the Mount Carmel Primary School, I overheard a teacher speaking Spanish during a math class. My curiosity didn’t come from hearing Spanish but from having heard inadequate Spanish. It came to my mind how unprofessional teachers are becoming in teaching the Spanish language. It is good to inculcate some Spanish, but teachers are teaching the children incorrect Spanish.
Justin is angry
Dear Editor Amandala,
I am angry! Our national pride as Belizeans is slowly eroding. Belize, just as any nation, has problems. The issue at hand is collective, yet the people affected do not know how to deal with them. It is our duty to fix that and educate others and instill in them national pride.
Schools overlook history classes that provide vital information about our country and how we got here. Unfortunately most folks tend to focus on themselves and not the whole. We see these problems as affecting “them” and not “me/us”
Gwen Liz students enjoy Calabash Caye on ecology trip
My 3A1 class from Gwen Liz High School went on the best educational trip ever to Calabash Caye at the Turneffe Atoll, from May 9th to 12th. This trip was basically to learn about marine ecology, conservation and climate change. We were also there to learn about dolphins, lionfish, plastic pollution and other environmental topics. MCCAP (Marine Conservation and Climate Change Adaptation Project) and Ecology Project International (EPI) sponsored this course. The love that EPI and MCCAP showed us, was wonderful because we felt welcome. Everyone was friendly. They all showed that they cared and wanted us to have a meaningful experience.
I’ve been reading about, and listening to, the discussion on re-registration and citizens from Guatemala who don’t qualify, if we follow Belize’s Constitution
A lot of Belizeans in the north have roots in Mexico. Spain, when it had Mexico under her heel, claimed Belize. A lot of Belizeans in the west and south have roots in Guatemala and Honduras. As far as we know, Honduras hasn’t seriously pressed any claim on Belize. A faction in Guatemala insists on such a claim, and that forces us into a tough decision.
We make the decision we make not because we love Guatemalan roots less than we love our Mexican and Honduran roots.
WHEN CONSCIOUS & LIBERATED MINDS MEET!
I’m reflecting on the moments in history in the Los Angeles Belizean Community when the former and late Belize Ambassador of Trade, the Caribbean and Africa, Brother Adalbert Tucker, used to come in from Africa and the United Nations in the 1980s and meet with us Belizean youth at the time, like Brother Nuri Akbar and myself, in some serious and educational discussions.
In chatting with Brother Nuri Akbar on several occasions, we both became saddened many times when we remembered being in the presence of such a giant of a Belizean like Brother Bert in terms of knowledge, history and consciousness, and how it all stopped and ended one day.
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.
Depositors asking court to close down Choice Bank
On Thursday, June 7, the Central Bank of Belize issued a press release announcing that it had placed the international offshore bank, Choice Bank Limited, under enhanced supervision due to the bank’s liquidity problems.
On that same day, however, a fixed date claim was filed at the Supreme Court Registry by some of the bank’s depositors. The claimants in the lawsuit are seeking relief from the court to close down Choice Bank.
The court document stated, “The Claimants seek the following orders pursuant to Section 105 of the International Companies Act, Chapter 270 of the Substantive Laws of Belize, read along with Section 131(a) of the Companies Act, Chapter 250 of the Substantive Laws of Belize and the inherent jurisdiction of the Court:
Export Processing Zone Committee says no to Santander Sugar
Today, Thursday, the Government Press Office issued a press release saying that based on its findings, there is no shortage of sugar in the domestic market and that the Export Processing Zone Committee (EPZC) had decided not to grant a waiver to the Spanish multinational company, Santander Sugar Limited, to sell sugar on the local market.
Not only that: the EPZC had “decided to impose the maximum fine applicable under the EPZ Act” on Santander for “several violations” the company had committed.
Court of Appeal will decide on DPP’s appeal of Aracely Cahueque’s acquittal for abetment to commit murder
Yesterday, Tuesday, after a long delay, the Court of Appeal finally heard submissions from the applicant and the respondent in the case of Aracely Cahueque v The Queen. The panel of three judges who heard the submissions were the president of the Court of Appeal, Justice Manuel Sosa, and Justices Lennox Campbell and Madam Justice Minnet Hafiz-Bertram. The court indicated that it would hand down its ruling at a later date.
Aracely Cahueque, a former Corozal beauty queen contestant, 22, at the time of the incident, was indicted on three counts of abetment to commit murder in relation to the murder of Raylene Dyer, 18, who was decapitated. Dyer’s body was never recovered and it is suspected that it was dumped into a river.
In the Court of Appeal, Corozal businessman Curtis Swasey and BTL battle over Mek Mi Rich
The Court of Appeal opened on Monday and the first case on its two-week calendar was the appeal of the Corozal businessman, Curtis Swasey, who won a claim in 2016 in the Supreme Court against Belize Telemedia Limited (BTL). Swasey claimed that BTL had pirated his lottery game show concept and shared the idea with Mek Mi Rich (MMR), a company jointly owned by Sanjay Hotchandani and Andre Vega, the son of former Deputy Prime Minister, Gaspar Vega. While Swasey has taken his case to the Court of Appeal and is seeking more than the $25,000 that the Supreme Court had awarded him, BTL has also filed an appeal against the Supreme Court judgment of Justice Courtenay Abel, hoping that the company could salvage its corporate image, which took a hit when it lost the case in the lower court.
San Ignacio teen raped
San Ignacio police have detained one man pending charges after he was found in a house alone with the minor, who reported that she was raped. According to police, on Wednesday cops visited a home in the Santa Cruz area of town on Mount Ebeneezer street after […]
Suspected drug plane spotted over northern Belize
Residents in the Corozal district, as well as local and Mexican news outlets, are reporting sightings of yet another suspected drug plane over northern Belize. According to reports, a low flying jet engine aircraft was spotted flying in close proximity of villages near the Rio Hondo River […]
Another minister of lands resigns
For the second time in a span of only two years, the Minister with responsibility for the Ministry of Natural Resources, which includes the Lands Department, a portfolio usually given to senior party officials, has abruptly resigned. On Tuesday, the office of the Prime Minister […]
Graduates and joblessness: what the stats say
An estimated 3,000 to 4,000 students will be making the transition in the coming weeks and months either to the world of work or to further education, and official labour force statistics suggests that they will be better off seeking higher education – after all, […]
It’s the heart more often than HIV
The world is embarking on a fast-track strategy to end the AIDS epidemic by 2030, according to the United Nations Secretary-General, who presented his report on the global response to HIV this week, but there is something that has proven to be far deadlier, in […]
Belize city schools dominate top 10 PSE scores
The Ministry of Education has officially released the results of the Primary School Examination, which was administered countrywide on March 18 and May 4, 2018, showing that Belize city based schools claimed six of the top 10 scores countrywide. A total of 7,271 candidates registered for the […]
Belize faces heavy rains, possible flash-flooding from approaching tropical wave
Countries in Central America, including Belize, Nicaragua to Honduras, Belize, Guatemala and southeastern Mexico, as well as the Cayman Islands, and Jamaica are likely to experience heavy rains, isolated flash flooding and mudslides this weekend as a surge of tropical moisture around a tropical wave […]
Guatemala-born population in Belize more than 18,000
Although there may be undocumented and undetected Guatemalans living in Belize, official estimates published over the last 5 years by the Statistical Institute of Belize put the figure at an average of about 18,000, with 58 percent living in the Cayo District (over 10,000), where […]
Kaj Expressions owner featured as entrepreneur of the month
Khadija Assales, a mother of two and owner of Kaj Expressions, a jewelry story which sells unique hand crafted pieces has been recognized by the US embassy in Belize as the Young Belizean Entrepreneur for the month of June. Assales was selected as an exemplery role model […]
“Lower gas prices right around the corner,” says GOB
“World oil prices are reducing and Belizeans can expect to see a decrease in pump prices with the next shipment which is due by the end of next week,” the government of Belize said this week. GOB made the statement at the end of a press release […]
Belize abstains on vote to suspend Venezuela from OAS
For the second time in as many years, Venezuela has successfully garnered majority vote at the Organization of American States (OAS) to hold its seat as a member state, this time against a notion by the United States to have her suspended. This came amid […]
Four persons die in fire in San Pedro
Four persons, including a woman, her teenage son, her daughter, and niece were burnt to death inside their house in the wee hours of Tuesday in the Escalante housing sub-division of San Pedro, about four miles away from the centre of the town. The incident […]
Belizean to serve four life sentences for killing own family in Florida
Brian Omar Hyde, 22, a Belizean man who was arrested in Florida, USA for the grizzley 2015 murders of his aunt, cousin, her unborn child and her boyfriend; was sentenced to serve four concurrent life sentences in a Florida prison. In April, a panel of judges who […]
Man charged for the death of Philmore King
Only two days after the fatal shooting of Philmore King, police formally arrested and charged one man for his murder. On Monday, 19-year-old Darnell Arnold, a construction worker of mile 16 and half, Hattieville, appeared before Chief Magistrate Sharon Fraser to answer to a single count of […]
Mother clarifies how 4-week-old baby got shot
To clarify rumors, speculation and misinformation, Tyreeka Welch spoke publicly to explain the circumstances which led to her four-week-old baby, Deshawn Dwehene, being shot to the back by his father with a pellet gun. According to Welch, contrary to news reports, her boyfriend Lincoln Dwehene did not […]
FACEBOOK is no longer a safe platform for children to browse. Some insensitive people in Belize are using Facebook for advertising explicit pictures of adult sex toys – penises, dildos, vibrators and more. This kind of advertising is not allowed on TV. It should not be allowed on social media. […]
Business robberies surge in the city
Belize city police are combating a surge in robberies, which has seen several business establishments, some in the busy downtown area, held up at gun point, culminating with an attempted car theft on King street Thursday morning. Last week, four stores on Albert street were […]
Has GOB sold the Belize Fire Department headquarters?
There is something afoot with the land where the Belize Fire Department’s headquarters occupies on Cleghorn street near Atlantic Bank Ltd., on Freetown Road, and word to the Reporter newspaper is that the land has been sold to the bank. While we could not get […]
Petrocaribe stops rolling in the Caribbean
In the face of several issues, the Venezuelan government is indefinitely suspending the Petrocaribe arrangement to eight Caribbean countries, including Belize. Petróleos de Venezuela, S.A. (PDVSA), the state-owned oil company, said this week that the suspension comes from rapidly decreasing oil output, which is making […]
Nurse killed in accident on Philip Goldson highway
Leimi Ewan, a surgical nurse and mother of two, died on Wednesday evening when she was flung from her car in a serious accident near mile 33 on the Philip Goldson highway. According to police, just before 4:00 p.m., on Wednesday, Ewan, 43, was driving […]
Neighbour kills neighbour
An alleged long-standing feud between neighbours came to a violent conclusion this week, leaving one man dead and another, a prominent business owner, in police custody pending charges for murder. On Thursday, just before 6:00 p.m., the proprietor of Pacheco’s Jewelry Shop on East Collet […]
GOB rejects Santander waiver
After over a month of consideration, the Export Processing Zone Committee (EPZC) has rejected Santander Sugar Limited’s application for a waiver to sell some 5,000 tons of sugar and 2,000 of molases within Belize. The Committee issued a statement on Thursday, June 14, explaining that […]
Breaking Belize News
Jose Villanueva shot and killed by businessman after argument
Police are investigating the murder of a man from Santa Elena town yesterday. According to […]
Belize Government donates $100,000 to Guatemala
The Government of Belize today announced that it has been heartened and inspired by the outpouring […]
Made in Belize Expo to be held tomorrow
The Belize Chamber of Commerce and Industry invites the public to its first ever, Made […]
More showers heading our way this weekend
The National Meteorological Service is reporting that more wet and unstable conditions will continue. Cloudy […]
Man shot while socializing in Corozal
Corozal police are investigating a shooting incident that occurred in Calcutta village. The incident occurred […]
San Pedro man reported missing
On Wednesday, June 13, Alexer Savala Amaya, 58, a Honduran vendor of San Pedro town […]
Foreign Affairs Ministry commends FCD for detention of illegal Guatemalan farmers
Today, Belize’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued a release commending Friends for Conservation and Development […]
Following fatal fire in San Pedro, Cabinet to roll out portable water pumps
Earlier this week a fire in the Escalante Subdivision of San Pedro town claimed four lives […]
Are you ready for Caye Caulker Lobster Fest 2018?
Belizeans and tourists are heading over to Caye Caulker for the annual Lobster Festival on […]
San Pedro Lobster fest kicks off today!
The San Pedro Lobster festival kicks off today on La Isla Bonita. Many Belizeans have […]
DPM says CitCo being spiteful
Deputy Prime Minister Patrick Faber has condemned the Belize City Council for its decision to […]
13-year-old minor raped in Santa Elena Town
Police are investigating a rape incident in Santa Elena Town. According to police, on June […]
Ladyville teen reported missing
The family of Ladyville teen, Maria Teresita Obando is concerned since they haven’t seen or […]
Another suspected drug plane?
Last night, BBN received numerous reports of a plane flying low around 8:00 p.m. in […]
1 dead, 2 injured in fatal traffic accident on the Philip Goldson Highway
On Wednesday evening around 4:00, a fatal traffic accident in Rhaburn Ridge Village between miles 33 […]
PUP allows 6 candidates in convention race in Dangriga
The Opposition People’s United Party (PUP) has been criticized for many perceived shortcomings in its […]
Valentine Rosado: How a boy that couldn’t swim grew up to save the sea
Biodiversity scientist, documentary filmmaker and photographer, sustainable development advocate, conservationist, dive instructor, husband, father and all-around heck-of-a-guy Guadalupe “Valentine” Rosado was born and raised in the Corozal Bay. He grew up wanting to become a medical doctor, got good school grades and especially enjoyed science. His parents had no formal education beyond primary school but were very hard working. “Every day they reminded me of how important it was to study, and they gave me all the positive influence I needed. I worked like a man from an early age (the meat shop, and fish trade business is seriously hard work) and it made me appreciate the importance of studying and pursuing a career. I believe that it made me a stronger person and prepared me to take up tasks without complaining or feeling that I am above what needs to be done,” he recalls.
7 Ambergris Caye Restaurants Secret Special Request Options
Once you have lived on Ambergris Caye awhile, you get to know which restaurants have off-menu special request options. Aside from the ones I already knew about, I decided to ask a few Restaurants I was betting had secret tasty treats if they were willing to share.
One of my favorite special menu items from Hungry Grouper is a good example of that. Chef Argyle does not always have freshly grated coconut on hand for his absolutely fabulous coconut crusted pork chops, but when he does it’s always my number one choice. He also does a tasty apple slaw salad that is not on the menu.
Workers Flee and Thieves Loot Venezuela’s Reeling Oil Giant
Thousands of workers are fleeing Venezuela’s state-owned oil company, abandoning once-coveted jobs made worthless by the worst inflation in the world. And now the hemorrhaging is threatening the nation’s chances of overcoming its long economic collapse.
Desperate oil workers and criminals are also stripping the oil company of vital equipment, vehicles, pumps and copper wiring, carrying off whatever they can to make money. The double drain — of people and hardware — is further crippling a company that has been teetering for years yet remains the country’s most important source of income.
The timing could not be worse for Venezuela’s increasingly authoritarian president, Nicolás Maduro, who was re-elected last month in a vote that has been widely condemned by leaders across the hemisphere. Prominent opposition politicians were either barred from competing in the election, imprisoned or in exile.
Fourteen CARICOM countries prepare projects to mobilize “green funds”
Fourteen countries of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) will design multiple projects to mobilize resources from international sources, which will allow them to improve the resilience and adaptation of their agriculture, food systems and rural communities to change climate.
The projects will be possible thanks to a new fund created by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Mexican Agency for International Development Cooperation (AMEXCID).
José Graziano da Silva, director general of FAO, and Luis Videgaray, secretary of foreign affairs of Mexico signed in Rome on Thursday the agreement that creates the fund, which will have an initial budget of US$500,000, contributed in equal parts (US$ 250,000 each).
5 Hours Fishing: Long Caye Belize with Belize Tradewinds, 4min.
Telethon in aid of Escalante Sub-Division Fire Victims, 56min.
Ek'Balam Belize Mayan Game Champions!, 15min.
Channel 5 Daily Obituaries, 6min.
Nurse Week, 20min.
Grace Flava with a Beat featured a special competition between for our Dad, 20min.
ONE Fathers day Special 2018, 102min.
The Caribbean Peering and Interconnection Forum (CARPIF) focuses on improving internet connectivity, 33min.
The Belize Chamber of Commerce & Industry - Made in Belize Expo, 20min.
San Juan Bosco RC Primary School has gone bananas - 1st Annual Banana Festival, 17min.
Jaguars at BFREE, Belize, 28 March, 2018, 1min. I was reviewing this clip from one of my camera traps when, after the jaguar passes, there are two separate vocalizations on the recording. Marilyn listened to the same clip and we wondered what would cause the jaguar to vocalize. When I played it again, Marilyn noticed there were actually two jaguars in the clip. One at the very beginning is only partially captured as it had moved quickly by the camera. The camera trap opposite this camera recorded three photos and a video but the cats were so close to it that the IR illuminator washes them out. But the photos do so the first jaguar and the video shows the second one.
Belize SCUBA April 2018, 4min. SCUBA diving in Belize Hopkins with Hamanasi April 2018