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The San Pedro Sun
One person detained in shooting death of 6-year-old Daisy Acevedo
Unofficial reports are that one man has been detained in connection to the tragic death of 6-year-old Daisy Emily Acevedo. The Belizean student of DFC Area in San Pedro Town lost her life in a gunshot incident around 7:40AM on Monday, June 18th. The child received gunshot injuries to her neck and partial amputation of her right index and middle finger.
Residents of the area say they heard one gunshot. “I was getting my children ready for school when I heard a gunshot,” said one neighbor. “When I came outside I saw the commotion happening outside their house and heard the little girl got shot.”
Oceana Belize honors PM Barrow with special Wavemaker award
Belize’s landmark legislation to ban offshore petroleum exploration to protect our World Heritage barrier reef, as introduced by Prime Minister Hon. Dean Barrow and implemented by Barrow’s UDP administration, has prompted Oceana Belize and the Belize Coalition to Save our Natural Heritage to honor P.M. Barrow with a special 2018 Wavemaker award.
Step Father Detained In Connection With Death Of 6-Year-Old After Shooting Incident
San Pedro Police are investigating the death of 6-year-old, Daisy Emily Acevedo, who died from a gunshot to the neck, in an incident that took place today, Monday, June 18, 2018 in the DFC area of Ambergris Caye, Belize.
Police responded to a call at the San Pedro Poly Clinic at about 7:45 a.m. where they observed the lifeless body of the six-year-old girl with apparent gunshot wounds to the neck and partial amputation of her index and middle fingers. Police have retrieved a licensed 9mm. gun and have since detained the step-father of the child for questioning.
Belize Civic Center To Be Used For Emergency Operations Center
Following a tour of the Belize Civic Center and other facilities in Belize City on Wednesday, June 13, 2018, Minister of National Emergency Management Hon Edmond Castro and officials from the National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO) and the City Emergency Management Organization (CEMO) agreed that the Civic Center, in the event of a major disaster, would be utilized as headquarters for the Emergency Operations Center (EOC), among other things.
The suitability of the Civic Center for this purpose is due in part to the fact that it is self-contained, with in-house generator and adequate fuel supply, as well as water supply for an extended period.
Misc Belizean Sources
Online survey into the causes and effects of gangs in Belize City
The Ministry of Human Development, Social Transformation and Poverty Alleviation and its partner agencies are conducting an online survey into the causes and effects of gangs in Belize City and they want to hear from Belize City residents, ages 12+!
Surveys are open from June 18th – 29th. Below you will find links to access to survey that is specific to your organization.
Consular Spotlight! Marsha Hinkson
Embassy Belmopan issues thousands of non-immigrant visas to Belizeans who want to travel to the United States for tourism, education, temporary work, or onward travel to other destinations. Occasionally we encounter applicants who are using their visas to do extraordinary things.
Marsha Hinkson is the Chief Air Traffic Control Officer at the Belize Department of Civil Aviation. She recently used her visa to travel to a workshop on Search and Rescue Satellite Aided Tracking (SARSAT) hosted by the U S Government National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Marsha is partnering with colleagues from the U.S. and Central America and using the training and contacts she gained from the workshop to make air and sea travel safer in Belize!
The 2018 BAS Schedule at a glance
2018 Belize Archaeology Symposium
Grand Opening Crooked Tree Museum and Cultural Heritage Center
Saturday June 30, 12pm-4pm.
Jaibita at Paradise Theater
June 24 at 8pm, at the Paradise Theater. Sale of tickets on Reef Radio.
PUP Convention in Dangriga
I knew that from the time John Briceno became the new party leader, Anthony Sabal will not remain the standard bearer for the People’s United Party (PUP) in Dangriga. This is because he was placed there at the urging of his friend and former leader of the PUP Francis Fonseca. Together they worked to get rid of their then sitting Representative Ivan Ramos the brother of now aspiring candidate Anthony Ramos. Anthony Sabal also lost twice so the PUP are looking for a fresh face.
John Briceno is looking for loyalty to him as the leader of the People’s United Party like most leaders. He is going to encourage people whosupports him to run in all these conventions. If he can avoid conventions, he will recommend that the party do endorsements, because he too shall have a party leadership convention. Luckily, for him in the last Municipal Elections, People’s United Party made some significant gains by winning Belize City and Corozal. He has to be careful with these endorsements because they can further splinter his party and make it difficult for his candidates to win in the next General Election.
Join the Belize Defence Force, serve your Country
The Belize Defence Force will be conducting an Officer Selection Examination fromFriday 13thJuly to Saturday 14th July 2018.
"G.R.E.A.T" Gang Resistance Education and Training graduation ceremonies
On Monday June 18th 2018, Community Policing Officers attach to,Region three, Ladyville Police Formation; held two "G.R.E.A.T" Gang Resistance Education and Training, graduation ceremonies, first in Crooked Tree Village, at the Crooked Tree Government Primary School; where forty (40) students were recognized for completing the program. The second graduation ceremony took place in Burreal Boom Village. Whereby, a total of twenty-two (22) students from, Therese Roman Catholic School, received certificates of completion for their participation in thirteen (13) weeks of "Gang Resistance Education and Training program".
Belizean Attorney Writes US Embassy about Immigration Reform
Dear Embassy of the United States,
I served my country as Ambassador to your great nation for seven years, and over three administrations, the end of President Clinton’s second, and two administrations of President George W. Bush.
I was in service in 2001, on that terrible 9/11 when so many were murdered on the attack on the Twin Towers and the Pentagon. Belize stood in solidarity with you.
I was in Peru and among those who immediately ratified the Inter-American Democratic Charter and one who will never forget Secretary Powell’s grim demeanor. I was among those who immediately condemned these acts of terrorism.
COROZALEÑOS CONCERNED OVER RESTRICTIONS IMPOSED BY SEA BREEZE HOTEL MANAGEMENT
On Sunday, June 17, an image shared on social media Facebook brought about concern and disapproval by Corozaleños.
The picture taken at night-time and posted to Facebook was that of a peir opposite the Sea Breeze Hotel, which displayed signs with terms and conditions imposed by the Sea Breeze Hotel Management. Noticeable on one of the signs, were the words "PRIVATE PROPERTY".
Several Corozaleños in the past and present day have questioned who authorized the building of the peir and have expressed their discontent with the management of Sea Breeze Hotel for restricting access to the Peir by means of a chain barrier.
COROZAL FATHER'S DAY KIDNAPPING
A man is missing and his family members are concerned for his safety after they started receiving calls demanding money for his return.
The report went in to police sometime around 7:00 on Sunday night when Jairo Campos, 47, of San Narciso village, Corozal informed that about half an hour earlier he received a call from a Smart phone number and that a man on the other end told him that his brother, Homero Campos, 43, who lives in the same village, was kidnapped and that his family needs to pay $10,000 for his release.
Campos said that when he checked about his brother’s whereabouts he found out that he had left home to go work at his farm, situated between San Narciso and San Victor villages and that he had not returned home and has not been seen or heard from".
BELIZE FISHING REPORT: Weeks of June 11th - June 17th, 2018
Rough weather this week kept most of the catches to a minimum, but each angler managed to land some Bonefish. We are getting ready for a busy week with our Yellow Dog Family trip, and we are looking forward to seeing lots of familiar faces. As soon as the weather settles down, the bite will turn on in full force. More catches next week.
This Tree Tuesday we are highlighting the Gumbo Limbo tree (Bursera simaruba)!
The most distinctive feature of this tree is its bark. The smooth, red and peeling outer layer has led to its local name of tourist tree for its resemblance to a sunburned tourist.
The leaves and fruits have a turpentine-like odor similar to copal. Both trees belong to the Burseraceae family. Like copal, gumbo limbo produces a resin, which is dried and burned as incense in parts of South America. In Florida, at the northern end of its range, its soft timber was carved into carousel horses before plastic molds were invented.
2018 International Costa Maya Festival
August 2-4.. more to come...
Jeweler Remanded For Murder
On Friday's news, we told you about the bizarre case of 50 year-old Jose Villanueva, a Belize City Businessman who was shot and killed at his common-law wife's home on East Collet Canal. His next door neighbor, 57 year-old Manuel Pacheco, was the one who pulled the trigger, and tonight, he's at the Belize Central Prison on a murder charge.
Villanueva and Pacheco, the well-known jeweler who owns Pacheco's and Sons Jewelry, had some sort of disagreement. The two had a history of disputes. And on Thursday, Pacheco pulled out his licensed weapon, and he shot Villanueva to the abdomen and the arm. Villanueva died shortly after.
Northern Business Held Hostage On A Ransom
Tonight a businessman from San Narciso, Corozal has been kidnapped - and is reportedly being held for a million dollars ransom.
On Sunday, 43 year old Omero Campos went to his farm - which is off the San Victor Road - and that's the last time he was seen. Police later found his tractor in the field with the key in it. His family believes that he was ambushed and abducted by a group of criminals.
And then, on Sunday night the family got a call from an unidentified, Spanish-speaking person who told them that they had Campos, and were demanding money if the family wants to see him alive once more. Reports are that the phone number carries a Mexican area code.
6 Year Old Killed By Brother In Accidental Shooting
Tonight, a San Pedro Town family is in mourning following the accidental shooting of 6-year-old Daisy Acevedo by her 11-year-old brother. The little girl was shot in the neck and died shortly after. We went out to San Pedro this morning looking for answers.
Alex Courtenay reporting:
6 year old Daisy Emily Acevedo lived in this San Pedro home with her mother, siblings and stepfather, Shamir Myvett. She and her 11 year old brother were getting ready for school as usual when the young boy somehow got a hold of Myvett's 9mm pistol and accidentally fired it. A single shot hit Daisy, who unfortunately succumbed to her injuries while receiving treatment.
Mother of Three Killed In Accident
A mother of 3 was killed in an accident on the Benque Road. It happened between miles 71 and 72 near the new Mopan Gas Station on Sunday morning.
26 year old Neidy Cifuentes was heading to Succotz with her friend Sandra Garcia. Garcia's 9 year old daughter was along with them too. Cifuentes ran off the road and the vehicle flipped-| flinging her into a field where she suffered massive chest and spinal injuries. Cifuentes didn't make it. Courtney Weatherburne went west to find out what could have caused this terrible accident.
Immigration Operations Weekend
The Immigration Department did a sweep of three bars in Bella Vista village, Toledo District this weekend. 17 persons were detained including the owners or managers of two bars, A Frenchman who runs Blue Sky nightclub and a Chinese man who owns Galaxy. Both establishments are known to have bar girls entertaining patrons.
The Director of Immigration Diana Locke accompanied her Immigration Department team on this southern operation. At the end of today, 7 persons were found guilty of immigration violations, while 5 pleaded not guilty, and 2 persons were given and order to leave.
Freedom Street Fire
On Saturday the National Fire Service responded to a blaze on Freedom Street in Belize City. The fire was started through still undetermined means and spread quickly through the wooden house. While no one was injured, all of the family's possessions were lost. Today we spoke to the Fire Service as well as the family to get the full story.
Orin Smith - Station Officer:
"On Saturday, 16 June, 2018 at approximately 5:48pm the National Fire Service responded to reports of a structural fire on Freedom Street, Belize City. ON arrival on scene a 16x40 plyboard structure with flat zinc roofing was seen engulfed in flames. The south face of another plyboard structure on the immediate north of the burning structure was also being threatened by fire. Following a size up, the National Fire Service went into operations extinguishing the fire. The fire was brought under control and extinguished."
Private Pickup Rams Into Police Mobile
A private pickup rammed into a police mobile this weekend on the Southern Highway. It was a dispute which our sources say started at a bar named "Flum" where everyone was socializing. After that the police mobile left - with the private pickup in pursuit. Police told us more:...
ACP Joseph Myvette - Head, NCIB:
"Police responded to an accident between mile forty-two and forty-three on the Southern Highway where the officers in the police Wingle which were five officers in total, reported that whilst traveling on the highway, they were collided into from behind by an orange in color Wingle, at the time which was driven by one, Asuncion Rush, and the Wingle which was driven by Rush received extensive damage to its front portion as it had collided into the rear of the police vehicle."
Mayhem At Mae Gordon Park In Garden City
Belmopan residents got a scare this weekend when shots rang out in their quiet city. It happened at the Mae Gordon Park on Hummingbird Avenue in Belmopan. Police told us it was the aftermath of a fight:..
ACP Joseph Myvette - Head, NCIB:
"Shortly after 11:20 p.m., one James Wagner, thirty-four-years-old of a Belmopan address reported that whilst he was socializing at the Mae Gordon Park in Belmopan City, he had an altercation with several persons. Thereafter, those persons left the area and some thirty minutes later, he heard several gunshots which caused him to hide behind his vehicle after which he noticed that his vehicle received several damages from bullets. Police have since detained one person and this investigation is ongoing."
So far, no one has been charged.
Paul Wins The Senators’ Showdown
After weeks of build-up, political ads, and jostling for support from senior members of their party, the two PUP Senators, Paul Thompson and Valerie Woods, went up against each other in a fathers' day convention to choose the PUP standard bearer for the Albert Division.
Now, if you followed the political chess game on this particular challenge, you'll know that Woods decided to challenge Thompson who was the PUP's losing candidate in the 2015 general election. But there were strong undercurrents of party rivalries because Thompson is a Cordel Hyde loyalist and they delivered the Belize City Council victory for the PUP.
Valerie Woods, on the other hand was the favourite of many in the party power structure, not least because she was a female candidate for standard bearer in a party that currently has none.
Accused Killer Gets Off
A 23 year old from Cayo is free of murder charges tonight after four years on remand. Joseph Vacarro was charged for Victor Vargas's murder back in 2014.
This morning in the Belmopan Supreme Court, Prosecutor Porsha Staine- Ferguson withdrew the charge of murder against Vacarro Junior leaving only Steven Gomez to face the charge alone. The charge was withdrawn because there was no evidence to prove joint enterprise between Vacarro and his co-accused. The DPP's office will now proceed to trial against Gomez for Victor Vargas's murder.
Vargas was a 34 year old father of 7 Victor Vargas from Unitedville. He was trying to part a fight when one of the men stabbed him in the throat.
More Charges For Mexican Credit Card Fraudsters
It's been about 2 months since we've had an update on the 3 accused Mexican credit card fraudsters, but they are back in the news tonight after police handed them a bevy of new criminal charges. You'll remember them as 26 year-old Belen Hernandez, her husband, Joscan Jafet Hernandez, and 31 year-old Lionel Rodriguez. These 3 allegedly went to several Atlantic Bank ATM branches countrywide between December 2017, and January 2018, and, using stolen international credit cards to fraudulently withdraw as much as 100 thousand dollars - maybe more.
All 3 were taken before Senior Magistrate Aretha Ford today, where Lionel Rodriguez was arraigned on 29 counts of theft from ATM's in Belize and Ladyville. Belen Hernandez was charged with 23 counts of theft, and her husband, Joscan Hernandez, was charged with 3 counts. Senior Magistrate Frazer remanded them to the Belize Central Prison until August.
Cops Dies On Duty
A policeman died at work mysteriously this morning. Foul play is not suspected but 45 year old Constable Mitchell Cob collapsed in the parking lot and was found dead by another cop. Police told us more:
ACP Joseph Myvette - Head, NCIB:
"The police report is that sometime around 10p.m., I believe, last night, while police were patrolling the compound, a male person dressed in police uniform was seen lying between some vehicles in the compound and upon the officer's examination the person was identified to be police constable Mitchell Cobb who seemed to have been motionless. As a result, he was removed and taken to the Corozal Community Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival."
Electrocuted While Fixing Barbed Wire Fence
A 22 year old Mennonite in Shipyard died from electrocution this weekend. On Saturday at midday in Shipyard, JACOB WEIBE, was working on a barbed wire fence in the rain when he was struck by a lightning. He fell to ground and died on the spot.
6-Year-Old Shot Death; Was the Shooting Self-Inflicted?
There is grim news from the island of San Pedro where residents are still recovering from a deadly fire last week. A six-year old girl was killed at her house [...]
Jeweller Manuel Pacheco is Arraigned for Murder of his Neighbor
Fifty-six-year-old jeweller Manuel Pacheco, a resident of Cockburn Lane, Belize City, appeared in court today for arraignment. Pacheco, whose business is located on East Collet Canal near to Pound Yard [...]
Police Say Surveillance Evidence Secured Murder Charge
Police, however, contend that there is sufficient evidence to charge Pacheco, despite reports that he was defending himself and property following an altercation with Villanueva over a dog. At the [...]
San Narciso Businessman Kidnapped
Corozal police are investigating what appears to be a kidnapping in San Narciso Village. Forty-three-year-old Homero Campos remains missing tonight, following an ominous phone call made to his family on [...]
Mother of 3 Perishes in Road Traffic Accident, 2 Others Hospitalized
A mother of three was killed in a road traffic accident on Sunday afternoon in western Belize. San Ignacio resident, Neidy Cifuentes was driving with a friend and her daughter [...]
PC Mitchell Cobb Found Dead Behind Corozal Police Station
By all accounts, the passing away of a police officer found unresponsive outside of the Corozal Police Station, appears to be of natural causes. On Sunday night, while his colleagues [...]
Fuel Prices Increasing Yet Again
There are back to back changes to fuel prices announced within days of each other. The latest is a slight increase in the price of premium which goes from eleven [...]
Illegal Activities Continue within Columbia Forest Reserve
Since sounding an alarm several weeks ago that Guatemalan farmers have been encroaching on land surrounding Otoxha Village in the Toledo District, the Belize Defense Force has been deployed to [...]
B.P.P. Included in Re-registration Process
A seat at the table is what the Belize Progressive Party has been clamoring for, in respect of the upcoming, countrywide re-registration exercise. That call has been heeded by the [...]
BISL Versus G.O.B. before Court of Appeal
The Court of Appeal today heard an appeal brought by Belize International Services Limited against the government. This follows a win by the government in October 2016, three years after [...]
Trio of Mexicans Facing More Charges for Theft of Credit Cards
From the Court of Appeal to the Magistrate’s Court…more charges were brought today against three Mexican nationals who are already facing charges for theft of credit cards from the Atlantic [...]
Paul Thompson, P.U.P. Standard Bearer for Albert Division
The Albert Division convention took place on Sunday. Just under a thousand voters made it to the Anglican Catheral College compound to cast their vote for Paul Thompson or Valerie Woods. [...]
Family of Five Homeless after Weekend Fire on Freedom Street
A small plywood house was destroyed by fire over the weekend in Belize City. Five persons occupy the house but no one was inside when the fire broke. Family members [...]
Early Morning Tremor in Guatemala; Looters Hit Warehouse with Relief Donation
Guatemala was hit by a tremor early this morning, two weeks after the eruption of Volcan de Fuego. The epicentre of the quake was registered near the Pacific Coast less [...]
5 Officers Involved in an Accident in the South; Were They under the Influence?
The police department is investigating a collision on Sunday night in Bella Vista Village involving a Wingle pickup truck which was assigned to officers in that jurisdiction. The vehicle was [...]
Man is Targeted by Gunman Following Altercation in Belmopan
Belmopan police are investigating a shooting incident over the weekend during which a vehicle was damaged after being struck by multiple bullets. According to thirty-four-year-old James Wagner he was hanging [...]
Highlights of the Weekend Sporting Activities
Good evening, I’m James Adderley and this is Sports Monday. [Highlights of the weekend sporting activities…]
San Narciso Businessman Believed To Be Kidnapped
There is very disturbing news to report tonight involving the reported kidnapping of a businessman from San Narciso Village in the Corozal District.
The family of 43 year old Omero Campos believes that he was abducted by a group of criminals on Sunday. Campos had gone to his farm located about 5 miles outside of San Narciso Village, inside a feeder road along the San Victor Village road, to do some field work. It appears that while on the farm, he was ambushed by kidnappers.
New O.C. To Take Over Corozal Police...Why so Fast?
As we reported, P.C. Cob was due for a transfer to the Punta Gorda Town Police Formation. The transfer of officers is a regular occurrence, and normally comes any time after serving two years at a municipality. But there will be more transfers from Corozal, and sources indicate that there will be significant changes as well including the arrival of a new Officer in Charge. This we find strange since Superintendent Sinquest Martinez had taken over the Police Formation just one year ago.
Price for Premium Goes Up..Regular Decreases
Over the past two weeks the Government of Belize has promised Belizeans marked reductions in the price of fuel at the pumps following nine consecutive price increases in fuel prices since the beginning of the year.
Over the weekend Belizeans experienced a slight release as regular gasoline saw a reduction of thirty-three cents, driving the price for regular fuel here in Shuga City to eleven dollars and ten cents. That however, is as far as the good news goes as you can expect to pay more for Premium gasoline effective tonight at midnight. Here in Orange Walk the increase will bring Premium gasoline to staggering eleven dollars and seventy-eight cents, an increase of four cents.
Orange Walkenos Arrested For Drug Trafficking
Two Orange Walkenos have been arrested and charged by police for the crime of ‘Drug Trafficking’ following a search that was conducted over the weekend. Shortly after 5:30 on Friday morning, police visited the home of twenty-eight-year-old Robert Bruce Johnston on Rio Bravo Street where they conducted a search which led to the discovery of 2,141 grams of cannabis. Present at the time of the search was nineteen-year-old student, Gianira Anili Tillett, also of Rio Bravo Street. As a result both Johnston and Tillett were jointly charged with ‘Drug Trafficking’.
Police officers learn non-lethal arrest tactics
Police Officers from the Eastern Division are undergoing a three-day training on how to diffuse a dangerous situation in a non-lethal way. The recent incident with the thirteen-year-old that was shot by police sparked an outcry from the community. These skills utilized by police officers will prevent a similar incident in the future. Sr. Superintendent …
Mayor Wagner discusses street works
The UDP administration, under Mayor Darrel Bradley, did extensive work on the streets in Belize City. One of the concerns about the PUP’s administration was whether it would give the same level of attention to the city streets. Love News spoke with Mayor Bernard Wagner who assured us that the street works continue. Mayor Bernard …
Mayor Wagner speaks about the Council’s finance
The new Belize City Council led by Mayor Bernard Wagner has already reached its one hundred days marker. Wagner said that the Council is faced with some financial constraints since sixty-five percent of its total revenue which is usually collected at the beginning of the year was spent by the past administration before the elections. …
Police officers investigated in traffic incident
On Saturday night, there was another traffic incident but with no fatalities. It involved five police officers who were traveling on the Southern Highway when their vehicle was rear ended. ACP Myvette said they are still investigating the incident. Meanwhile, there are indications that it may not have been a simple accident, and that some …
Manuel Pacheco charged with the murder of Jose Villanueva
This morning 56-year-old Manuel Pacheco appeared with his attorney Richard “Dickie” Bradley before Chief Magistrate Sharon Frazer where he was arraigned for the murder of Jose Villanueva. The Chief Magistrate did not take a plea from him since the matter is indictable. After the arraignment, Bradley spoke to the media about the case. Attorney Richard …
Six year old dies from gunshot wound in San Pedro Town
A six year old girl died from a gunshot wound in San Pedro, Ambergris Caye this morning. But, was her death accidental? Up to news time Police have not released information as to how the child was shot, whether she was fatally injured by someone else or if she shot herself. What police has said …
Altercation leads to shooting in Belmopan City
On the night of June 16, a resident of Belmopan City reported a shooting incident to police. ACP Myvette told the media that according to the complainant, the incident happened shortly after an altercation that same night. ACP Joseph Myvette, Head, National CIB: One James Wagner 34 years of a Belmopan address reported that whilst …
Police officer is found dead in Police Station Compound in Corozal Town
A police officer was found unconscious last night in the compound of the Corozal Police Formation. The officer, Police Constable Mitchell Cob was on duty and rushed to the hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival. Officers are still investigating what led to PC Cob’s death. ACP Joseph Myvette Head National C.I.B. : Sometime …
Man missing in Corozal District, family receives call
Police have moved swiftly launching an investigation into the report of a missing man from San Narciso Village in the Corozal District. This follows a report they received from the individuals family in which they stated that someone had called them after their family member mysteriously disappeared. While police did not go into details of …
Benque woman dies in traffic incident, two survive
A traffic incident claimed the life of a 27-year-old resident of Benque Viejo Town on Sunday. Police report that Neidy Noeli Cifuentes was driving a Hyundai Santa Fe along with two others when the traffic incident took place. Cifuentes died after five o’clock that same evening. ACP Jospeh Myvette provided information investigators have gathered so …
Belizean Government donates 100 thousand dollars to Guatemala
The Government of Belize is contributing $50,000 US dollars towards Guatemala’s relief efforts. According to a press release issued today by GOB, the Government of Belize has been heartened and inspired by the outpouring of sympathy and support displayed by Belizeans to assist those affected by the ...
CONFLICT MEDIATION TRAINING
Restore Belize and the Youth and Community Transformation Project is hosting a one week Conflict Mediation Training. The Youth and Community Transformation Project funds several agencies that work with at risk youth across the country. The one week training was organized to equip those agencies with...
NEMO GIVES CEMO THE GO AHEAD FOR CIVIC CENTER USE
The Minister of National Emergency Management along with CEMO officials have agreed to use the Belize Civic Center as an Emergency Operations Center. Last week, CEMO held its annual press briefing to share what it has been doing to prepare for the Hurricane Season already upon us. During the press c...
‘LIGHT UP THE CITY 2’ COMES TO BELMOPAN
Last year PlusTV collaborated with Integrity radio to Host the first ever “Light up the City Concert” in Belize City. This year the Musical event has been adopted by the Belmopan Church of the Nazarene and will be held on Saturday June 30th in Belmopan, taking pn an even bigger scope and...
Child reportedly shot dead in San Pedro
The police have confirmed that a child is dead following a shooting in San Pedro town this morning. The child, police say, is a six year-old girl. Other reports reaching the Reporter is that the child was shot by another child. We are awaiting the […]
Corozal man goes missing; family receives call demanding ransom for his release
A man is missing and his family members are concerned for his safety after they started receiving calls demanding money for his return. The report went in to police sometime around 7:00 on Sunday night when Jairo Campos, 47, of San Narciso village, Corozal informed […]
Breaking Belize News
Kidnappers demand ransom for release of San Narciso businessman
On Sunday, the relatives of businessman Homero Campos, 43, reported to police that he was […]
Woman dies in afternoon traffic mishap
One woman, Neidy Cifuentes, died in a road traffic accident when she lost control of the […]
Saturday night altercation ends in shots fired
Belize city police have detained a suspect who reportedly fired several shots and damaged a vehicle […]
Police Wingle involved in collision on Southern highway
Police are investigating a traffic accident involving two wingles on Saturday around 11:55 p.m. Five police […]
San Pedro man detained after 6-year-old is fatally shot
A six-year-old baby girl from the San Pedro DFC Area is dead after receiving a single […]
San Narcisio businessman reported missing
Yesterday police received reports that businessman, Homero Campus, 43, of San Narcisio village, Corozal, is missing. […]
Price up Premium goes up
The Belize Bureau of Standards (BBS) has just issued new gas prices effective midnight tonight. […]
Open Letter to the United States Embassy in Belize by Lisa Shoman
The views expressed in this article are those of the writer and not necessarily those of Breaking Belize […]
Belize quickly becoming known as luxury destination
Belize, while already regarded as a premier tourism destination, is quickly becoming known among travelers […]
Police officer found dead behind Corozal police station
Police Constable, Mitchell Cob, was found unresponsive last night while on duty. His body was […]
Child playing with loaded gun shot dead in San Pedro
According to tragic reports from San Pedro, a six year old girl was shot dead […]
Regular gas goes down
Today, the Belize Bureau of Standards informed of a decrease in the price of Regular […]
Fair weather to continue
The 24-hour forecast is for relatively drier conditions to set in during the next 12 […]
President Tsai thanks Belize, St. Lucia for support of Taiwan
President Tsai Ing-wen on Tuesday expressed gratitude to Belize and Saint Lucia, two of Taiwan's diplomatic allies, for their support of Taiwan's efforts to expand its international participation.
While receiving a delegation of Belizean parliamentarians at the Presidential Office, Tsai said Belize President Dean Barrow has been firm in his support of Taiwan's bid to gain greater international participation and has maintained long-term bilateral exchanges with Taiwan.
Belize has spoken up in favor of Taiwan's inclusion in major international organizations and events, including the World Health Assembly (WHA), the International Civil Aviation Organization and the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), Tsai noted.
STATE CHECKOFF AIMS TO IMPROVE BELIZEAN NUTRITION WITH SOY PROTEIN
Belize is one of the poorest countries in Central America, with high incidence of undernourishment. To improve nutrition there and to help communities encourage healthier lifestyles, Xpand2 LLC (an international marketing consultancy) and the Kansas Soybean Commission are developing a nutritional strategy based on soy protein and a self-sustainable microbusiness model using soy cows. It all starts by being affordable for the Belize population.
Promoting food security and looking for an economic way to provide healthy food ensure poor communities receive at least some of their daily nutritional needs. Hygiene education helps avoid malnutrition and diseases related to food management and processes. Nutrition education encourages consumers in the selected communities to adopt new, healthier diets that include soy protein. Health education provides them with more information about soy and health benefits, encouraging them to prevent chronic diseases by eating more soy protein.
The mainland is not the only place for ancient artefacts. Caye Caulker has it's own too, 1/2min. Ancient clay pot under Caye Caulker, in Giant Cave. It was discovered by Mick Micallef and Chip Petersen in April 2016.
Estimated 800 Meters from entrance.
Stratford Belize Trip 2018, 18min. 22 students and 5 faculty members from Stratford Academy embarked on a journey to the Central American gem, Belize. They stayed in the depths of the jungle at Chaa Creek and the outskirts of the country at Dangriga and South Water Caye. Discovering what howler monkeys sound like, how good Belizean tortillas are, and how to survive with minimal WiFi, these 27 Americans went on a trip of a lifetime!
The Belize Zoo 2018, 12min. Its a great Zoo. Animals are well taken care of.
Herbalist Harry Guy Rise and Shine Louis Wade, 104min.
The Science of Volcanos, min. on Open Your Eyes
Cave tubing Belize, 28min.
Swimming Belize, 6min.
I Got The Voice Starts this Thursday!, 1/2min.