Cause of house fire on San Pedro still unknown
San Pedro fire personnel are still investigating what caused a house fire on the island. The fire happened on Sunday, July eighth, shortly before nine p.m. in the San Pedrito area on the island. A small elevated plywood house caught fire, which then spread to a second plywood structure located three feet away. Station Officer …
Diane Finnegan enters race for Lake I Division in the UDP camp
Youth advocate Dianne Finnegan has placed her name in the race for Standard Bearer for the United Democratic Party in the Lake Independence Division in Belize City. Finnegan is also the coordinator of the Youth Apprenticeship Program and she has been a leading figure in the mediation process with Belize City gangs that began in …
A leaking butane tank triggers explosion in two apartments
Three persons were injured late Monday evening in Belize City during a blast that blew off a portion of wall from a house. Grayson Cadle is in a critical condition after he sustained severe burns to his body during that late evening explosion. The 25-year-old was inside his apartment located at the lower flat of …
Belize & Mexico commemorate Mariscal Spencer Treaty
They say lightning doesn’t strike the same place twice, but it’s quite normal to visit the same place even if it’s a commemoration over one hundred years later. On Sunday, the Belize Peace Movement marked the one hundred and twenty-fifth anniversary of the Mariscal Spencer Treaty. The treaty signed in 1893, established the northern border. …
Regular gas and Kerosene prices fall
The cost of fuel at the pump is always a concern for motorists and the new rates offer pennies of savings that may not provide as much relief as drivers would have preferred. At midnight new gas prices came into effect; however, only regular gas and kerosene were affected. Regular gas decreased by thirteen cents …
Victim of gun violence succumbs to injuries
But while Coco lives to see another day, another resident on the island did not share the same fate. The escalating gun violence has cast an international black eye on the country’s tourism product and also on the island that’s proud of its integration of expats, locals and visitors. 66-year-old Cliff Kirk was one such …
Government supports Belize sugar industry on international market hunt
The 2017/2018 Sugar crop closed on June 27 and the preliminary report is that the industry performed well. One of the key and biggest changes in this crop has been the expansions at the mill to accommodate an increased production of Direct Consumption Sugar. The project is aimed at minimizing the impact of the low …
Minister of Immigration chimes in on the Guatemalans on voters list debate
The re-registration of naturalized Belizeans of Guatemalan origin continues to be the subject of debate as the voter registration process continues. Last week, Attorney General Michael Peyrefitte said that those citizens who have renounced their Guatemalan nationality should be allowed to re-register. Minister of Immigration Godwin Hulse spoke with Love News and he too echoes …
Caribbean Food Crops Society holds its 54th annual meeting in Belize
Agriculture and Tourism have the ability to promote economic growth when they work in sync with each other. In this regard, the Caribbean Food Crops Society is looking to develop this synergy at its 54th annual meeting under the theme “Multi-functionality of Agriculture in the Caribbean Basin in Countries with Predominant Tourist Industries”. Love News …
Local sugar market too small to accommodate two sugar producing companies
Sugar is also being exported from Western Belize by the Santander Sugar Group. Very recently, however, the company attempted to sell sugar on the local market, a clear violation of its Export Processing License and landed a fine of nine thousand US dollars from the government. Following an apology, the company maintained its interest in …
Police have one detained for the murder of Jason Sutherland
Police have been able to make an arrest concerning the murder of Jason Sutherland which took place in May. Sutherland came under fire while in his yard and was hit several times. Sutherland was rushed to the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital, where he later succumbed to his injuries. Today, police provided the media with an …
Emerson Talbert gunned down in old capital
Emerson Talbert is the latest murder victim. Talbert came under fire early this morning at 12:15 while he was socializing with friends. As a result, he was wounded in the neck and rushed to the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital. At today’s press brief, ASP Alejandro Cowo, Head of Crime Investigation Branch, (CIB) provided the media …
Police have detained two persons in connection with Kirk’s case
Last week, 60-year-old Cliff Kirk, an American businessman, who owns Casa Brisas in San Pedro was shot to the right side of his head. After shooting Kirk, the culprits went inside his home and stole an undisclosed amount of cash, a 9mm pistol and a 12 gauge pump-action shotgun. Police have since made progress in …
New Fortune Restaurant robbed of $700
New Fortune Restaurant was the scene of a robbery which took place last Thursday night. 54-year-old Xinhui Zhang reported to police that three men entered the restaurant and one of them pointed a firearm at him while the other two men opened the cash register and stole seven hundred dollars. Police have since detained two …
Man loses eye in chopping incident
On Thursday, 25 year-old Arnulfo Munoz, a Guatemalan national, was driving Santander’s bus transporting workers from Santander Cane Factory to Armenia Village on the Hummingbird Highway. Munoz told police that a stranger asked to exit the bus. However, he instead of leaving peacefully, he chopped Munoz before exiting the bus. ACP Joseph Myvette, Head of …
Two rival gangs seek peace in Lake Independence Division
Youth advocate and coordinator of the Youth Apprenticeship Program in Belize City, Dianne Finnegan is mediating peace between two rival gangs in the Lake Independence Area. Finnegan, who has made a bid to contest the position of Standard Bearer for that division for the United Democratic Party says the she has started work with gang …
American Cliff Kirk succumbs to gunshot injuries
66 year old Cliff Kirk passed away this morning after fighting for his life over the past 5 days. The retired LT Colonel was shot to his head in San Pedro on July 5th after four masked robbers invaded his property situated off the coast of north-west Ambergris Caye. On Monday, police formally arrest...
LIGHTING STRIKES HOME IN GEORGEVILLE
A family of five, including three minors and a pregnant mother, is grateful to be alive after a lightning bolt struck their home in George Ville, Cayo last night. The entire bedroom wall on the wooden structure came toppling down after the lightning struck. The family told us that they gathered insi...
SolGen speaks on GOB Crowfooting
Last night we told you that the court ordered Vision Architects & Contractors to return seized vehicles and office equipment to Belize Waste Management in Belmopan and the Government of Belize by noon yesterday. Several vehicles and office furniture were Crowfooted on behalf of VISION ARCHITECTS...
DECREASED PRICES AT FUEL PUMP
As of midnight lastnight, pump pruces for regular gasoline and kersone saw a decrease. The Ministry of Finance issued a release stating that regular gasoline has declined by 13 cents per gallon at the pump in Belize City to a new price of $10.89 per gallon. The pump price for Kerosene has seen a dec...
UNCAC Representatives in Belize
Personnel representing the United Nations Convention against Corruption arrived in Belize over the past two days. The representatives from regional group Haiti and international group Tuvula are in Belize to conduct a gap analysis in order to initiate the implementation of UNCAC in Belize. The analy...
Re Registration Exercise on Track
The Elections and Boundaries Department says that the 2018 Re-registration of Electors Exercise continues to proceed on target.A release from the Department revealed that a total of sixteen thousand, six hundred and seventy (16,670) applications have been accepted during the first week of the exerci...
Arthur Saldivar’s application re-submitted
Arthur Saldivar re-submitted his application for PUP Standard Bearer in Belmopan. Yesterday, we told you that Saldivar had opted to re-submit his application after the party suspended their Belmopan convention until August, and extended their application deadline to July 13th. Plus News has been rel...
Emerson Talbert shot while playing video games
Another Belize City man is dead as a result of gun violence. 22 year old Emerson Talbert was at a friend’s house on Cemetery Lane on Sunday sometime around midnight. They were playing video games when a male person showed up and shot Talbert in the neck. Police told us more. ASP Alejandro Cowo, Head...
Two injured in home invasion in Belize City
Two persons received injuries in a home invasion in Belize City. 37 year old Kenrick Sanchez, a Belizean carpenter of a Lakeview Street address, was at home on Saturday afternoon with friends. According to police reports, two male persons, one of whom was armed with a firearm, entered Sanchez’z hom...
Home invasion and robbery in PG
There was also an aggravated burglary in Punta Gorda on Sunday. Police told us more. Joseph Myvette, National Crimes Investigation Branch: On yesterday’s date shortly after 10:30am police responded to the home of Garrely Caps, a 77 year old retired American, at 4 miles on the water hole road. Upon a...
Bus driver maimed; passengers mum
A resident of Armenia village lost his right eye when an unknown passenger in his bus chopped him. Police told us more. Joseph Myvette, National Crimes Investigation Branch: Yes, on Thursday 5th July shortly after 4pm, police responded to an information in Armenia village. Where their investigation ...
Huge stash of weed and guns found in Chan Chen Village
During an operation in Chan Chen Village in the Corozal district,on Sunday evening, police made a huge discovery of over 35 thousand grams of cannabis and enough gun power to light up a city. ASP Joseph Myvette told us more. Joseph Myvette, National Crimes Investigation Branch: On yesterday’s date, ...
CROWFOOTED ASSETS RETURNS TO SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT IN BELMOPAN
This afternoon a small fleet of vehicles headed from Belize City and rolled into Belmopan… but this was not a delivery of brand new vehicles to government… this was the court returning Crowfooted vehicles , office furniture and computers to Belize Waste management, after a day in court. ...
Explosion at Belize City house
Information is still sketchy at this time but reports of an explosion at a home in Belize City have been received. The explosion happened sometime before 5 o’clock this evening at a residence located at the corner of Mahogany and Mopan Streets in Belize City. We do not know the cause of the explosio...
Three arrested for San Pedro shooting and robbery
Last week Thursday we told you of the shooting and robbery of retired American national Cliff Kirk. The 60 year old lives at a remote home at10 and a half miles north of San Pedro Town. On Thursday morning at around 11:30, Kirk was walking down the stairs of his secluded home...
Jason Sutherland’s murder suspect arrested
Police have also made an arrest in the shooting death of 29 year old Jason Sutherland who was killed at the corner of Fabers Road and Central American Boulevard on May 3rd. ASP Alejandro Cowo, Head of N.C.I.B.: Yesterday, police arrested and charged a male person by the name of...
Massive weed, ammo and guns bust in Chan Chen
Yesterday around 5 p.m. in the village of Chan Chen, police who were conducting an anti-drug operation made a massive discovery of marijuana, ammunition, and firearms. The items were found in a white sack in what police described as a bushy area that is frequented by persons handling illicit items.
Included in the items that were collected during the bust were 35,740 grams of cannabis (or over 78 pounds); and several types of ammunition — 300 Eagle .223 rounds; 281 Remington .223 rounds; 100 Aguila .223 rounds; 1,000 Luger brand 9mm rounds; 53 Aguila 9mm rounds, 13 Aguila 12-gauge cartridges; 40 silver-colored .38 rounds; 1 SLR round and 104 A-K 47 rounds.
Butane tank explosion injures 5 persons
Just before 4:30 p.m. this evening, a massive explosion rocked a two-storey concrete house located at the corner of Mahogany and Mopan Streets, opposite Brown’s Butane Depot. Many buildings, even cement buildings in the area, shook because of the power of the blast.
Many people in the area, in the seconds after the blast, believed that the explosion had occurred at Brown’s Butane Depot, but when they rushed into the street, as Belizeans normally do when such things happen, they found out, as thick, black smoke began to blanket the area around the building, that the explosion had occurred in a house in front of the butane depot.
Emmerson Talbert, 25, shot dead in friend’s house
Around midnight, 25-year-old Emmerson Talbert was rushed to the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital with a gunshot wound in the neck. Later, around 10:00 this morning, he succumbed to his injuries.
Talbert, who is a resident of #67 Racecourse Street, was at a friend’s house on #33 Cemetery Lane playing video games when a man armed with a gun entered the house through the front door and fired one shot in his direction.
Two UNCAC experts on country visit to Belize
The Belize government of Prime Minister Dean Barrow, under pressure from the Belize National Teachers Union (BNTU), signed the United Nations Convention Against Corruption (UNCAC) on December 9, 2016. One part of the procedures for signing unto UNCAC is a country visit from its experts.
A visit from a two-member team was scheduled for earlier this year, but it had to be postponed, reportedly, due to logistical difficulties.
FM Wilfred Elrington: “If you don’t say yes to the ICJ, you’re crazy.”
Since Belize received its independence in September 1981, there has been little effort on the part of successive Belize governments to properly educate the country on the Guatemalan claim, and now with less than a year to go before the International Court of Justice referendum, Belizeans will be subjected to the government’s pro-ICJ position.
This was made manifestly clear last Thursday by the remarks made to the media by Foreign Minister Wilfred “Sedi” Elrington following a ceremony at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Laing Building, during which there was the handing over of a US $250,000 grant from the United States and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) to finance the ICJ education program.
Rodwell Williams: “I’ll take over the matter.”
Last Wednesday, July 4, I received a phone call from the Chairman of the United Democratic Party, Alberto August, complaining about our publication of a statement that had been made by BUFERAD chairman Derek Aikman, during his presentation at the launch of a “NO ICJ MOVEMENT” on Monday, July 2, 2018, at the Belize Institute of Management (BIM).
Aikman’s organization was one of six that took part in the event.
August’s beef to me was based on his assertion that the following statement that was made in an article in the Tuesday, July 3, 2018 issue of Amandala:
No referee! No game!!
The poor accommodations and terrible playing surface was not enough to dampen the spirits of some “die hard” football fans who showed up at the MCC Grounds yesterday afternoon, hell bent on witnessing the Over-40 match between playoff contenders Kulture Yabra and defending champions San Pedro Veterans; but their spirits were certainly not lifted by the disappointment at being “stood up” by “no show” game officials. With playoffs a couple weeks away, four North Group teams are in contention for two playoff spots; and the two front-runners, longtime rivals Kulture Yabra and San Pedro Veterans were in full force for this important match. Kulture had called on the services of Mervin “Rugged” Flores and Aaron “Wiley” Locario/Ciego from Dangriga.
Firms Basketball League Week 3 games move to Swift Hall
After two weeks of Firms Basketball League (FBL) action at the Belize Civic Center, Week 3 games scheduled last week for Thursday, Friday and Sunday were all put on hold. And on Saturday, July 7, a revised tournament schedule was released, with the games going forward, starting with Week 3, being played at Swift Hall, where last year’s Interoffice basketball games were also played.
We suspected that high rental costs at the Civic may have prompted the move to Swift Hall; but a league spokesperson today offered the following explanation:
Stann Creek FA Smart Mundialito U-13 Week 4 results and standings
The Stann Creek Football Association (SCFA) Smart Mundialito U-13 tournament continued on Saturday, July 7, with Week 4 games at the Carl Ramos Stadium.
In game 1, Monument Strikers dropped Harlem Warriors, 2-1, with a goal each from Shamar Thomas and Devin Marshall; while Danny Gabourel got the goal for Harlem Warriors.
It was the same score in game 2, as Dorian Pabon and Harrison Roches, Jr. led Pomona Warriors to the 2-1 win over Hopkins Bay Esanigu, whose only goal was by Fritz Coleman, Jr.
Orange Walk FA U-13 Week 8 results and standings
The Orange Walk Football Association (OWFA) U-13 Division Tournament continued today, Sunday, with Week 8 games at the Technical Field.
In the opener, Minions clipped San Estevan, 1-0, with a goal from Didier Gill. And in the nightcap, it was Predators demolishing La Inmaculada, 7-0, with goals from Jan Carlo Urbina (2), Alexander Urbina, Mark Bainton (2), Yasser Tzi and Adam Novelo.
Editorial: ICJ “no” vote crazy, says Hon. Sedi
On Thursday afternoon, July 5, 2018, at a ceremony in Belize City where a representative of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Chargé d’affaires of the United States Embassy in Belize handed over a US $250,000 grant to assist Belize in the education campaign for the International Court of Justice (ICJ) referendum on April 10, 2019, Belize Foreign Minister, Hon. Wilfred P. Elrington, stunningly, dropped all pretence that said education campaign would be doing anything other than promoting a “yes” vote. A little more than nine months before the aforementioned referendum, Mr. Elrington declared that any Belizean who decided to vote “no” to taking the Guatemalan claim issue to the ICJ, would be “crazy.”
From The Publisher
I’d like to use today’s column to feature some history of the birth and rise of Rastafarianism, a socio-religious movement which began around 1930 in Jamaica, shortly after Marcus Mosiah Garvey, the Jamaican founder of the Universal Negro Improvement Association (UNIA), had been framed and incarcerated in the United States, then deported. The internationally acclaimed reggay music, incidentally, had its roots in Rastafarianism.
The histories of Jamaica and the Settlement of Belize (British Honduras) had been very much entwined, as far back as the Battle of St. George’s Caye in 1798. Even before that, the fact is that the majority of African slaves in Belize had first landed in Jamaica following their voyage across the Atlantic in the bowels of British slave ships. The British used Jamaica, which they captured from the Spanish in 1655, as their administrative base for the British Caribbean.
The only PG trash used to be natural!
When we came to British Honduras in 1972 we came to the most undeveloped district—Toledo, where there was no plastic and no trash. The place was truly pristine. In Punta Gorda only the most basic foodstuffs were available and there was little packaging except for tea, matches, and toilet paper and of course tin cans.
Everything we bought required that we bring our containers or bottles to the store to have them filled. Most women used brown cotton cloth to make bags for flour, sugar, beans and corn. If we paid we could get a brown paper bag. Most everyone used large carrying bags or baskets. And, of course there was the ever faithful tin wash-pan or pig-tail bucket.
NO ICJ MOVEMENT WRITES PM BARROW
Dear Prime Minister,
Greetings from the recently formed, NO ICJ MOVEMENT!
We represent Diaspora Belizeans as well as Homeland Belizeans committed to advocating the NO ICJ vote in direct contrast to the YES position you have indicated that you and the United Democratic Party Government will champion and campaign for! This we believe is a sacred duty that must be fulfilled against all odds to give voice to the more than 70 percent of Belizeans, whose NO position is being ignored and whom your Foreign Minister dismisses and categorizes as “crazy”!
I read with interest the article on equipment for the National Fire Service and would like to make a few comments. Every firefighting operation requires three things – equipment, trained personnel and most importantly an adequate supply of water. That is what is lacking in Belize. The water carried in the fire truck is intended only to start putting water on a fire whilst hoses are run to the nearest water source / hydrant.
As you are aware, a single hose uses 100 to 150 gallons per minute. Thus even the largest capacity truck of 1,000 gallons will supply less than ten hose minutes! The NFS is frequently castigated for rapidly running out of water when the municipalities/BWS should be castigated for not providing an adequate supply of water.
Allan Wade, an ex-policeman, was at the border during the 1977 Guatemalan invasion scare
In the decade of the 1970s, before Belize attained independence from Britain on September 21, 1981, there were three serious invasion scares that the British Ministry of Defense took so seriously that it beefed up its security forces inside the country with a massive show of force that discouraged the Guatemalan invasion plans. On the last occasion of a serious Guatemalan invasion plan, in 1977, Britain sent a squadron of its vertical takeoff and landing Harrier jet fighters screaming into Belize airspace, and the British governor assured Belizeans that they could sleep easy and rest well.
Haven’t smoked any decrim weed yet
Weed being decriminalized, I should have gone down by the riverside, or the lagoon side, or the seaside, and smoked myself happy, or silly, or sleepy. Seriously, I don’t know what to expect from smoking weed. I’ve had a couple skirmishes, but brief exposures are not conclusive.
I had expected that when it was no longer against the law to smoke weed that I would, to an approved area, take my few grams of weed, which would have been in an appropriate packet with an appropriate warning which explained that the product is not only potentially harmful to your health, but that it is also definitely injurious to a not so bad name.
Elections and Boundaries Commission members appointed
At a Special Sitting of the Senate last Thursday, the members of the Elections and Boundaries Commission were named. Two of the four appointed persons were named by the Prime Minister, and the other two by the Leader of the Opposition.
Prime Minister Dean Barrow selected Philippa Griffith-Bailey and Naima Barrow, while Leader of the Opposition, John Briceño selected Orlando Espat and Magali Marin-Young.
Thieves break into Corozal Free Zone store by burrowing hole in wall
Sometime between the night of Tuesday, July 3, and the morning of Wednesday, July 4, Yassin International Company in Free Zone was broken into and robbed.
According to the manager, Ali Ahmad Mourad, 37, he had locked up at 7 p.m. on the 3rd of July and when he arrived at the business on Wednesday morning, he noticed a hole in the zinc wall.
The hole, which measured 3 feet in height and 2 feet wide, was used by thieves to get into the store. They stole 55,000 in pesos; $500US; BZ$100; and assorted clothing, which had a total value of 60,000 pesos.
Two men and a minor charged for shooting American Cliff Kirk, 60
In Friday’s Amandala, we reported on a robbery that took place at the home of businessman Cliff Kirk, 60. Around 11 a.m., four masked men entered his home, which is located ten miles away from San Pedro Town and is only accessible by boat, and shot Kirk in the right side of the head.
The thieves escaped on jet skis after stealing an undisclosed amount of money, a 9mm pistol, and a 12-gauge pump-action shotgun from Cliff’s home.
Murder on Wagners Lane
Construction worker Akeem Vargas, 25, was walking on Wagners Lane on Friday, July 6, at around 7:30 p.m. when he was ruthlessly gunned down. Neighbors said they heard about 12 shots being blasted, and up to Friday, blood could still be seen on the gravel where Vargas died.
Vargas had left his home to borrow a bicycle in order to run an errand when an armed man appeared at the entrance of Simmons Alley, a short distance from his house, and shot at him repeatedly.
Arthur Saldivar has resubmitted application to become Standard Bearer of Belmopan.
Attorney Arthur Saldivar has resubmitted his application to become Standard Bearer of Belmopan. Saldivar, who was previously disqualified by the National Executive of the PUP, filed an injunction in Court...
LARGE DRUG BUST IN CHAN-CHEN, Corozal
The Belize Police Department showed the media a large cache of drugs, guns and ammo. that was discovered by the police during recent anti-drug operations...
Hon. John Briceño comments about education system
Leader of the Opposition Hon. John Briceño says that there is something seriously wrong with our education system. He says that our teachers have not been given the tools to...
Fire in Belize City
Reporter. Marion Ali A fire was reported a short while ago in Belize City. The blaze was reported in the vicinity of Brown’s Butane Gas Service in the Mopan Street ...
New book revisits rocky road to passage of Belize’s Domestic Violence Act
At one point in Belize’s history, marital rape was not deemed to be a crime and there were no laws to specifically protect domestic violence victims...
Editorial – July 8
Mr. Shoman continues in his own words: “We cannot let the matter ride. We cannot surrender. We must continue to struggle!”Today the need to struggle is more...
Breaking Belize News
Belize city cops find live bullets in an abandoned lot
Yesterday around 4:00 p.m., Belize city police conducting mobile patrol searched an abandoned lot on Lavender street […]
Police find almost 15 lbs of weed in San Ignacio
Yesterday around 10:15 a.m., a joint police operation in San Ignacio led to the discovery of an […]
Hands & Heart Foundation, BNE donate to feeding program
Today, the Hands and Heart Foundation and Belize Natural Energy (BNE) staff donated over $2000 worth […]
CARICOM joins ‘Celebrate Bahamas’ Independence festivities
The Caribbean Community joined the Bahamians in celebrating the country’s 45th anniversary of Independence today. […]
‘No Plastic, No Styrofoam Kids Summer Camp’ in Bullet Tree Village, Cayo
The Minister of State with responsibility for Fisheries, Forestry, the Environment and Sustainable Development, Omar […]
Loma Luz Hospital in Santa Elena launches summer discounts on medical services
La Loma Luz Adventist Hospital in Santa Elena, Cayo is offering several medical promotional packages for […]
Pump Prices for Regular Gasoline and Kerosene decrease
The Ministry of Finance announced today that as of midnight last night, the pump prices for Regular Gasoline […]
American retiree shot in home invasion dies
An American retiree and victim of a home invasion in San Pedro last week died today. […]
Market Intelligence training workshop being held in Belize
The Caribbean Export Development Agency (CEDA), in partnership with the Belize Trade and Investment Development […]
More than 16,000 Belizeans have already re-registered
The Elections and Boundaries Department yesterday issued a preliminary report on the national re-registration exercise […]
WHY BELIZE’S CAYE CAULKER IS THE DEFINITION OF PARADISE
There are some things people generally assume about Belize. They assume it’s sunny, that the vibes are always good, and that the ceviche is the best ceviche ever.
Take it from me, all of the above applies, but tenfold in Caye Caulker.
This island is the beachy paradise in Belize where the vibes are REAL good, and even if a temporary storm decides to make it rain, you have so many reasons to smile.
2018 Belize Summer To-Do List: I Need To Get Better at This!
The last few summers started with a Belize Check-List. Nothing too crazy or off the wall – just a very do-able wish list as the tourism season slowed in Belize. A chance to step back and explore Ambergris Caye as a tourist and maybe see a bit more of the country.
And over the last few years, I’ve been absolutely CRAP at getting things done. Perhaps I reached just a bit too high?
Here’s the 2016 list (14 items) and the TWO PART Slow Season Do’s for 2017.
Turkish Ambassador to Belize Presents Letters of Credence
Turkey’s Ambassador-designate to Belize H.E. Suleyman Gokce presented his Letters of Credence to the Governor General of Belize H.E. Sir Colville Young at the Belize House in Belmopan.
During his visit to Belize, Ambassador Gökçe held several bilateral meetings with high-level government officials, including the Deputy Prime Minister Hon. Patrick Faber, the Minister of Foreign Affairs Hon. Wilfred Elrington, and other senior officers of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
In his meeting with Minister Elrington, Ambassador Gökçe reaffirmed Turkey’s commitment to strengthening bilateral ties with Belize in all fields.
Tour Guide Licensing Advisory
Artist Toolkit Sensitization Session
EXPORT Belize, a unit of BELTRAIDE, in collaboration with the Music Industry Association of Belize (MIAB) would like to invite musicians to the Artist Toolkit Sensitization Session on July 26, 2018, at 6 pm. The session will provide participants with relevant information (Contracts, Visa Requirements, Promotional Documents) every artist needs in order to perform at a professional level in local and international markets.
Hon. Dr. Omar Figueroa joins villagers from Bullet Tree Falls
Hon. Dr. Omar Figueroa, Minister of State with responsibility for Fisheries, Forestry, the Environment and Sustainable Development, joined villagers from Bullet Tree Falls in the Cayo District for the launch of the first 'No-Plastic No-Styrofoam Kids Summer Camp'.
50 children from the community will participate in the camp which will be hosted from the July 9th to 29th. At the end of each week, the children will be taken on field trips to different protected areas in Belize.
Decrease in Pump Prices for Regular Gasoline and Kerosene
The Ministry of Finance is pleased to announce that, as of midnight last night, the pump prices for Regular Gasoline and Kerosene decreased.
Regular Gasoline declined by 13 cents per gallon at the pump in Belize City to a new price of $10.89 per gallon. The pump price for Kerosene decreased by 43 cents per gallon in Belize City to a new price of $8.21 per gallon.
The price decreases have come about because the batch of products from a recent shipment was procured by PUMA earlier last month when global oil prices were on the tail-end of a sharp decline triggered by OPEC pumping more oil to ease global supply concerns.
Preliminary Report- Re-registration of Electors Exercise 2018
The Elections and Boundaries Department is pleased to inform the public that the 2018 Re-registration of Electors Exercise continues to proceed on target.
A Preliminary Report on the exercise is hereby provided as follows for the period 2nd to 7th July 2018:
Registration Centers were opened to the public effective 2nd July 2018 in all thirty-one (31) electoral divisions countrywide to facilitate the acceptance of applications for the registration of electors.
Political parties’ scrutineers were present at most of these centers to observe the registration process.
2018 OAS Scholarship for Professional Development for a Diploma Course in Water Resource Management
This course is intended for public service officers, hydroelectric companies, companies related to the services of supply and sanitation, members of local agencies, managers of water resources, non-governmental organizations and professionals interested in the training of best practices in water management.
What to Expect on a Medicinal Trail Tour in Belize
Calling all alternative medicine enthusiasts! Journey into Belize’s verdant jungle on a Medicinal Trail Tour to learn about the plants and herbs which have been used to cure various ailments for centuries. While modern medicine has come a long way in the past 100 years, there are many who swear by these age old remedies which can easily be found throughout Belize. Take a hike through the jungle and you’ll find that there is a use for pretty much everything you see.
But first things first, what do you bring? Well, make sure you’re wearing comfortable attire. Chances are you’ll probably break a sweat and might get a little dirty. Most tours will take place under the jungle canopy, but a hat and sunscreen are good to bring along regardless. Since the trails wind through the jungle, it’s safe to assume that you’ll encounter a few bugs. Bug repellant, long pants, and closed shoes will go a long way in averting their unwanted attention. Last, but not least, bring along water to avoid dehydration.
CCJ restores conviction and sentence but criticises procedural flaws in Belize case
The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) on Tuesday ordered that a conviction and sentence of five years for causing dangerous harm imposed on Gilbert Henry be restored but noted that, as Henry had already served his time, he would not be imprisoned or face any other sanction.
Henry’s previous conviction had been quashed by Belize’s Court of Appeal in a written judgment delivered on 16 June 2017, reversing an oral judgment it had given earlier in this case.
Tropical fruits of Guatemala, Mexico, Belize, Honduras, and El Salvador used by the Maya for thousands of years
Fruits and nuts have always been part of Mayan diet.
Most Mayan house gardens have fruit and nut trees surrounding the homes. And in many Mayan milpas the fruit and nut trees are not cut down when the rest of the forest is slashed and burned.
So fruits, nuts, and the soft flesh of seed pods such as Inga species have been a part of Mayan diet for millennium.
Most studies of Maya diet and agriculture focuses on maize, beans, squash, and root crops. So our www.maya-ethnobotany.org will have plenty of discussion of those seeds and vegetables. But we do not want to forget fruits and nuts either.
So on this page, rather than devoting an entire page exclusively to one single plant or flower, I will introduce several groups of related fruits.
Women in Politics in Belize - Rise & Shine Belize, 2.5hr.
Bhrea Bowen recently won a constitutional case against the Gang Suppression Unit (GSU), 50min.
Elections for the Cycling Federation of Belize, 37min.
2018: Belize Blue Creek, 6min.
Women in Politics in Belize - Rise & Shine Belize, 2.5hr.
UNICEF Belize and partners Introducing U-Report, 40min.
Belize Ground Shuttle Promo, .5min. Belize Ground Shuttle, now offering daily scheduled shuttles between San Ignacio and the Belize International Airport.
Empowering the Sugar Belize - Competitiveness, 10min.
Swimming with the sharks in Belize, 3min.
Catching a huge fish in Belize, 4min.
ONE OF THE ENDLESS WAYS OF MAKING CEVICHE (LOBSTER CEVICHE), 16min.
Reef fishing and mangrove fishing!!!, 11min.
Acción Deportiva, min. Benque Fiesta 2018 renace y se habilitara el estadio Marshalek despues de quedar en el olvido. Enterate de todo lo sucedido dejanos tu opinion en los comentarios.
Bhrea Bowen recently won a constitutional case against the Gang Suppression Unit (GSU), 50min.
Elections for the Cycling Federation of Belize, 37min.
Mary Open Doors - Shelter Fundraiser, 23min.
Belize Wins Silver at Taste of the Caribbean Cooking Competition, 67min.
Bruk it Down Jenny - Eecognizing anxiety in children, 45min.
Only female Punta artist - Punta Queen, 20min.
BELIZE - SAN PEDRO, 3min. SCUBA DIVING, SNORKELING, MAYAN RUINS, CAVING