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Coral Ed-Ventures 2018 Summer Camp graduates 51 island students
A total of 51 children graduated from the annual Coral Reef Ed-Ventures Summer Camp on Thursday, July 12th at the Angel Nuñez Auditorium. The special graduation ceremony recognized the participants as Coral Reef Experts after they successfully completed the educational summer program that started on June 25th.
The graduation ceremony took place shortly after 7PM, with participants presenting their projects to invited guests and their parents. Afterwards, everyone was treated to a presentation on Wallie the whale shark that travelled around the seas in search for food. During his trek, he noticed how the oceans in other parts of the planet are filled with trash and other pollutants.
Belize Statistics Point To Decrease In Major Crimes
Statistics compiled by the Ministry of National Security show that major crimes in Belize are on a downward trend. The figures were released and analyzed at the Ministry’s monthly meeting with the high command of law enforcement agencies in Belmopan on Monday, 9th July 2018.
The meeting provided an opportunity for the Ministry to review the current crime situation in Belize where it was noted that there is an observable downward trend in major crimes. This updated information incidentally came after a meeting with the business sector including the Belize Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Belize Chinese Association, the Indian Association, and the Belize Teachers Union; where they reportedly were of the view that crimes were spiraling out of control.
Tropic Air Announces The Resumption Of Flights To Caye Caulker
On Monday, July 16, 2018, Tropic Air announced that it is opening reservations for the resumption of service to and from Caye Caulker (CUK). Reservations can now be made for flights that begin on November 15th, 2018.
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Tropic Air to Resume Flights to Caye Caulker Nov. 15
Tropic Air announced today that it is opening reservations for the resumption of service to and from Caye Caulker (CUK). Reservations can now be made for flights that begin on November 15th, 2018.
“Caye Caulker is an important part of our network, and as Belize’s leading airline, we are thrilled to announce a service resumption date” said John Greif III, President of Tropic Air. “Now that the renovations to the airstrip are nearing completion, we are happy to let the residents know that we are back and ready to fly more tourists to the island.”
“While we have set November 15th as our resumption date, we are prepared to move that date up if the the airport renovation work finishes earlier,” said Steve Schulte, CEO of Tropic Air. “We have also improved our schedule to the island, making it more efficient and giving the island dedicated flights and tours..."
Familiarization Trip and Business Conference Held as Part of the Regional Mayan Community-Based Tourism Project
The Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation and the Mundo Maya Organization held a familiarization trip to the Exploring Holpatin Trail in the Orange Walk District on Thursday, July 12, 2018. As part of the activities, tour operators based in the Orange Walk District, regional Tour Operators, as well as representatives from the Mundo Maya Organization and the Inter-American Development Bank learned about the history of the Maya Mestizo at the U Chan Muul Yaax K’aax Maya Museum in San Lazaro.
The participants also visited a medicinal trail in August Pine Ridge, where they were also able to experience local handicrafts from renowned local artisan, and later enjoyed a performance of the Pok Ta Pok (Maya Ball Game) in Yo Creek Village. On Friday, a technical conference was held in Orange Walk Town with the tour operators and the community organizations featured in the trail with the aim of creating new tourism packages for tourists visiting the Orange Walk District.
ICA INVITATION TO BID FOR FERTILIZERS AND LIME
The Inter-American Institute for Cooperation of Agriculture (IICA) and the European Union (EU), have entered into an agreement to implement an 18 months project for the Productivity Enhancement of Banana Farms through Integrated Soil Fertility Management in the Banana Belt Area of Belize. The project will cover the following objective:
The Overall Objective of the project is to foster social and economic development, leading to the reduction of poverty, focusing on workers, their families, and communities in the Banana Belt Area of Belize.
Belize and the Republic of China (Taiwán) Hold Preparatory Technical Meeting for the 17th SICA/Taiwan Mixed Commission
Representatives of the countries of the Central American Integration System (SICA) held a working meeting with H.E. Alexander Yui, the Director General of Latin America and the Caribbean of the Foreign Affairs Ministry of the Republic of China (Taiwan), aimed at coordinating the preparations for the XVII Mixed Commission with the Republic of China (Taiwan).
His Excellency Patrick Andrews, Chief Executive Officer of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, chaired the meeting as the SICA Presidency Pro Tempore (PPT). During his opening remarks, CEO Andrews mentioned that during Belize’s term, Belize will work to strengthen and further promote regional integration, political dialogue, and cooperation amongst SICA member states and the ROC (Taiwan). On behalf of the region, he thanked the ROC (Taiwan) for the invaluable support extended over the years to the region on the implementation of projects, which have and continue to facilitate the sustainable development of the region.
Institute of Archaeology visits San Joaquin
The Institute of Archaeology visited the village of San Joaquin, Corozal to join Dr Cynthia Robin and the crew of the Aventura Archaeological Project to bring another successful archaeological fair to the community. Over 200 people visited.
National Tourism Awards 2018
Nominate for the National Tourism Awards
Family GLOW Run
Ambergris Caye Camp Starfish Family GLOW Run to raise funds for their summer camp and to raise awareness for the growing number of children with special needs on the island.
It will be ONE (1) mile track and families can choose to either run or walk. There will also be glow sticks for sale! See you There!!! -
Foreign Minister of Taiwan Visits Belize
Today, July 16th, H.E. Jaushieh Joseph Wu, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of China (Taiwan), began his two-day visit to Belize on the invitation of Hon. Wilfred Elrington, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Belize.
In a brief ceremony this afternoon, Minister Elrington conferred the Order of Distinction on Minister Wu in recognition of the friendly relations between Belize and the Republic of China (Taiwan), and the valuable contributions Taiwan has made to Belize’s development over the nearly three decades of friendship.
As a part of his visit, Minister Wu met with parliamentary leaders and toured the National Assembly of Belize. The high-level meeting is an indication of the importance of parliamentary diplomacy between the two countries.
Belize Receives SICA Pro-Tempore Presidency
oday, Monday, July 16th, the Embassy of Belize in Washington, D.C. received the Central American Integrated System (SICA) Pro-Tempore Presidency from the Dominican Republic.
Speaking on behalf of the Government of Belize, Ambassador of Belize to the United States H.E. Daniel Gutierez reiterated the importance of regionalism and integration. He recognized the value of the operationalization of the Troika as well as deepening the subregional relations between SICA and CARICOM.
Ambassador Gutierez emphasized the need for tangible actions in the implementation of the Resolution “Incorporating Multidimensional Criteria in Measuring Poverty and Development” adopted at the 48th Organization of the American States (OAS) General Assembly in June 2018.
An appeal to the hearts, souls and consciousness of our fellow Belizean citizens living at home
A Belizean citizen is any person who was born in Belize, obtained Belizean citizenship through, marriage, descent, residency, economic citizenship program or other specified lawful means. According to our constitution, all Belizean citizens are entitled to the same rights and privileges whether they live in Belize or abroad.
Belize was a country that had a population of about 60 percent African Belizeans up to the 1980s. During the 1970s and up to about the 1990s, civil wars were taking place in Nicaragua, El Salvador, Guatemala and Mexico. This led to a mass migration of Hispanic and native Maya Indians from most of these countries to Belize.
Many of these refugees came from the country of El Salvador and the second largest group from Guatemala. Prior to the independence of Belize on September 21, 1981, all Belizeans were British subjects. It was difficult to get a British passport unless you passed their vetting process. These people were fleeing for their lives from the military in their countries, who wanted to draft or kill them for revolting against their governments.
Corozal Community College Summer Sprints 2018
July 23-27, Age: 8-17 years.
San Pedro Pirates vs. Verdes FC, Friendly
Saturday July 21. After winning our first 3 friendly games we now gonna face the Mighty Verdes FC!
Food and drinks Will be available!
Contraband Heavy Through the Hondo
If you ever go to the market and wonder how things like pears are so plentiful at this time of year - the truth is that a fair part of what you see on the vendor's stand is likely contraband from Mexico.
The robust supply routes came sharply into view on Friday in the Belize side of the Rio Hondo, across from the Mexican village of Alvaro Obregon. It's one of the contraband hotspots right now - and a joint customs and Coast Guard operation found 11 of these boats, called "kayukos" fully loaded down and coming across. Customs only managed to capture two of them, and one capsized because it was so overloaded that it keeled and took on water. The smugglers on board jumped out and swam away - while the "kayuko" and its contraband cargo went down into the depths of the Hondo.
Crop Duster Went Down In Cayo
A plane crashed and burst into flames today. It happened in central Belize, near More Tomorrow village, in the Cayo District. But, the plane wasn't carrying illicit cargo, it was a crop duster doing duties over vast acreages of corn fields in and around that village.
Police responded to the report along with the Civil Aviation department:.
ACP Joseph Myvett, Head - NCIB
"Information was received on an aircraft accident in the More Tomorrow area. The area was visited by police and civil aviation..."
Nyere Survived A Shot To Head
23 year old Belize City resident Nyrere Parchue was shot in the head. He's the messenger we told you about on Friday that tried to get back his envelope from an armed robber. When we left you on Friday police weren't sure if his head injury was from a bullett or a fall to the pavement. But, Doctors confirmed that he was shot to the head - police told us how he survived. The story begins with the robbery:
ASP Alejandro Cowo - OC, CIB Belize City:
"A male person by the name of Nyrere Parchue had just picked up some deliveries from the vital statistics and was riding to Pitts Law firm where he is employed and whilst crossing from Freetown towards the monument flags..."
Firefighters Contained Blaze At Coop
Belize City got a scare on Saturday morning when word went out that the Northern Fishermen's Cooperative was on fire. It's probably the biggest, most revenue generating co-op in Belize - and to lose it, or its inventory would cause a significant setback for fisherfolk and the marine export industry.
Fortunately, it was only the storage unit that caught on fire, and it was contained by the quick and competent response of the Fire Department. Emanuel Pech has more details on the fire which started at around 7:00 in the morning.
Taiwanese FM Visits Belize; Meets Gov’t VIP’s
Taiwan's Foreign Minister, Joseph Wu is in Belize for a two day visit, one year after his predecessor David Lee visited.
Wu arrived at the PGIA this morning via American Airlines. From there he moved to a ceremony at the Radisson where Foreign Minister Elrington conferred him with the Order of Distinction - which is Belize's second highest national honor. According to a press release, the honor is given, quote, "in recognition of the friendly relations between Belize and the Republic of China (Taiwan), and the valuable contributions Taiwan has made to Belize's development over the nearly three decades of friendship."
Belize Is Now (Officially) In Charge Of SICA
In other diplomatic news, today in Washington, Belize officially received the SICA presidency from the Dominican Republic.
It happened at Belize's Embassy in Washington and it was handed over to Ambassador Daniel Gutierez. In receiving it, he commented on deepening the subregional relations between SICA and CARICOM.
DPM Faber Says FM Elrington Was Too Harsh
And in other news spanning from D.C. to Belmopan, on last week Wednesday's news, we told you that the Belize Territorial Volunteers announced plan to write to the US Congress to complain about Foreign Minister Wilfred Elrington.
That was after Elrington said, "you've got to be crazy", if you don't support going to the ICJ to settle Guatemala's territorial claim over Belize. He added that the education campaign would also support this view - which, as he sees it, is the only rational view to take.
Where Exactly Is This ICJ Education Campaign?
Elrington made those comments 11 days ago at the launch of the ICJ education campaign. It's supposed to run all the way up to Belize's ICJ referendum in April of next year. That's a little over 9 months away, but the press wondered about the exact form that this public education campaign will take.
There has been an ongoing education campaign, but, as far as we know, there hasn't yet been any kind of mass public forum where all interested Belizeans can participate and get educated on the topic.
So we asked the DPM about that kind of campaign, and he said that the Government will step it up:
Complaints About The New NICH President
We also took the opportunity to ask DPM Faber about complaints coming out of the National Institute for Culture and History, NICH.
For weeks now, we've been hearing the grumblings of disapproval that Administrator Sapna Budrani is also the acting President of NICH. The biggest complaint is that there is no real oversight of her leadership decisions, no checks and balances, and that it is improper for her to hold two senior positions within the organization. Then, there was the Board of Directors, which the President is supposed answer to, and best information to 7News is that it only has two fully functional members.
So, it's an issue of good governance, and when we questioned Faber about it today, he said that these complaints are based on misunderstanding, and that there may be elements within NICH that are trying to undermine Budrani's leadership.:
Philloughby Is On The NICH Board
Later on in the conversation about NICH, the Deputy Prime Minister was making the point that Sapna Budrani is being confirmed as the new President, and that there will be a new Administrator. He also added that there will be a fully functional board of directors for the organization, and when we probed a bit deeper, he revealed that political journeyman Phillip Willoughby is now 1 of the 4 people that has been appointed.
Here's what he had to say about Willoughby joining NICH, and how it affects his aspirations to become the UDP standard bearer for Port Loyola:
Philloughby Mute On Port Loyola Aspirations
But, for his part, Willoughby didn't have much to say today.
We spoke with him today but he remained silent on the issue no matter how we asked:
Phillip Willoughby- Political Aspirant:
"I believe at an appropriate time I will respond to that question, at this present moment the appropriate moment is not now."
Emanuel Pech - Reporter:
"Would you even be able to tell us if you feel that in a sense you were railroaded to resign from your post so that you could execute that right to run?"
Is DPM Faber’s Credentials Good Enough To Be Prime Minister?
So, while Philloughby wants to run in the UDP Convention for Port Loyola, the Deputy Prime Minister is trying to become the Leader of the Party.
That will be decided at a National Convention in the next year or so. Today, the press asked Faber if he is already on an active campaign to win over the UDP delegates. He said that he considers his job as Minister with responsibility for Education, Youth, Sports and Culture part of that campaign for leadership.
Here's how he explained why:
Motorcyclist Died On The Hummingbird
There was a fatal accident near Alta Vista village on the Hummingbird Highway this weekend. A Man on a motorbike was killed when he ran into a bus. Police told us more:..
ACP Joseph Myvett:
"On Sunday, July 15th, shortly after 5:20 p.m., police responded to the scene of a road traffic accident between miles twenty and twenty-one on the Hummingbird Highway where upon arrival they observed a bus with its front left portion with damages, whilst on the other side of the highway a motorcycle was seen with extensive damages..."
Quick Arrest For Burglary at Portofino Resort
In other police news, a high end resort on northern Ambergris Caye was burglarized this weekend.
Portofino - which is 6 and a half miles from the town was targeted by a lone burglar who snatched up two of their safes. Police told us how they made a quick arrest:..
ASP Alejandro Cowo:
"Yesterday, San Pedro police reported to a burglary at Portofino which is six miles and a half north of San Pedro. It is an area where most of these resorts are located which is at a distance from the main town, making it vulnerable to many businesses there, especially we have heard of the recent incidents involving other businesses that have been robbed and are being burglarized.:
Tony’s Store Robbed
And from that burglary in San Pedro to a robbery in the city. Tony's Store in Belize City was robbed a few weeks ago by a male in a high school uniform. Police said they have arrested a minor and are looking for two others:
ASP Alejandro Cowo:
"Reference the robbery of Tony's Store that occurred on 21st June, police were able to detain a minor and that minor was charged, and will be charged along with others for the crime of robbery. He is presently at the magistrate's court today for that crime of robbery. There are two more persons that will be charged along with him."
Mile 8 Man’s Fatal Fall Down The Stairs
A 44 year old man from Sunset Park at mile 8 on the George Price Highway died this weekend when he fell down his stairs. Roy Clarke Jr. toppled from the 20th of 22 stairs and broke his neck and cracked his skull. Police told us more:…
The stairs were being worked on by a contractor and we understand that there had been extended delays.
Police And Mediation Impact
Mediation NOT aggression. That's what 70 police officers of varying ranks and jurisdictions are learning over the course of a training workshop at the Biltmore Best Western in Belize City. It is part of an ongoing Canadian government funded project known as the Improved Access to Justice in the Caribbean, IMPACT Justice for short. The 70 police officers are learning how to use mediation as a policing tool and how to finesse their conflicting resolution skills with internationally established best practices.
Hilary Linton- President, Riverdale Mediation"
"So, police officers already have a lot of experience and natural skills in listening to people and resolving conflict. So, we are fortunate to be working with a very skilled group of professionals to begin with."
Domestic Flights Resume to Caye Caulker
Finally, flights to Caye Caulker are being restored. After flights were suspended last October die to the condition of the runway, Tropic Air announced today that it will resume service beginning on November 15th, 2018 - just in time for the tourist high season.
That's when renovations are set to be finished - but if it finishes ahead of schedule, that date will be moved up.
Reservations are now being accepted.
Omero Campos Still Missing; Captors Went Radio Silent
San Narciso Kidnap victim Omero Campos has been missing for a month, and while police are maintaining a presence at his family's home, they accept that it's been weeks since they've heard anything from his captors:...
Quick Arrest For The Tesecum Shooting
And while leads on that case are going cold, police are hot on the trail of the man who allegedly shot Michael Tesecum. The 41 year old was shot three times last week - but somehow survived. It's the second near death experience for the Tibruce Street resident who had survived a vicious chopping 7 months earlier. Today police told us that the man who they believe shot him lives on the same street that he does:..
Conservationists Awarded For Belize's De-Listing
For weeks now, WE'VE BEEN REPORTING on how Belize made major news worldwide when it got the Belize Barrier Reef system, which is a World Heritage Site, removed from the blacklist of sites in danger.
It's a major win for Belizeans, since according to the conservationists, getting off that list is very difficult. It's also a kumbaya moment for both the Government, and the conservation community, which if you follow the news regularly, you'll know that they're often strong adversaries.
And to recognize their efforts to reverse the World Heritage Site classification, the Government held an award ceremony this evening to recognize a few choice members of the conservation community. 7News was there, and we spoke with 2 of the awardees. Here's what they had to say:
NSC Donates 50K For CODICADER Expenses
The CODICADER Games are one of the elite sporting tournaments in Central America for student athletes, but it's always a struggle to find funding to send the delegation out.
This year, the games will be held in Panama, and the 180 student athletes representing Belize will be flown out. That drives up the costs, but those in charge say that it is a far better means of traveling than by road, where students often show up exhausted, and they are expected to compete at the highest level.
Will The State Make Youth Development In Sports A Priority?
And 2 weeks ago, we showed you how the young athletes want the policy makers to start putting together programs to improve sports at the development level. They say that it is high time that the Government places some priority on programs to see athletes properly groomed from youth to adulthood.
We asked the Deputy Prime Minister about that, and here's what he had to say:
Orson Butler Won Cycling Presidency
And finally tonight, we have an election result to report. As we told you, The Cycling Federation elected a new executive on Saturday. We spoke with both aspirants, Orson Butler who was seeking the presidency after serving as vice president, and Alexi Ordonez a relative newcomer. Well, in the end, 137 Votes were cast and the Ordonez slate got 56 votes, while the
Buttler slate got 80.
A Courier Survives a Bullet to the Head During Friday Evening Jacking
A law firm messenger was shot to the head on Friday evening on Saint Thomas Street in Belize City by a gunman who was monitoring his movements. The twenty-three-year-old was [...]
Fire in the ‘Co-op’
A fire destroyed a part of the storage room at the Northern Fisherman Co-operative in Belize City over the weekend. The early morning fire was quickly contained from spreading to [...]
A Pilot Escapes Grave Injury After Crash Landing Crop Duster in More Tomorrow
There was a report of a downed aircraft this morning in the vicinity of More Tomorrow in the Cayo District. On arrival at the scene of the crash, police discovered [...]
A Motorcyclist Loses His Life on the Hummingbird Highway
Twenty-three-year-old Alberto Adelfonso lost his live on Sunday in a fatal road traffic accident along the Hummingbird Highway. The Dangriga resident was a riding a motorcycle and upon nearing miles [...]
A Wife is Questioned and Released Following Stabbing of a San Pedro Resident
A criminal investigation into the violent stabbing of Adrian Suarez remains ongoing even as his common-law wife has been released from detention. Police say their investigation led to a search [...]
A Minor is Detained for Tony’s Store Robbery, Police Are Seeking Two More
Belize City police have made an arrest in the robbery of Tony’s Store on Daly Street in late-June. A seventeen-year-old has been taken before the lower court after being busted [...]
San Pedro Police Make Quick Arrest in Portofino Burglary
The Portofino Resort on north Ambergris Caye was burglarized in the early hours of Sunday morning by someone who broke into the main office and made off with a pair [...]
Team Butler Wears the Garland in 2018 Cycling Federation Elections
The anticipated elections at the Cycling Federation took place over the weekend. It was long overdue because of legal challenges over who qualified to run. That out of the way, [...]
Members of Integrity and Elections & Boundaries Commissions Sworn In
Earlier this month, the Senate gave its nod to the appointment of the members of the Elections and Boundaries Commission as well as the new chair of the Integrity Commission. [...]
Philip Willoughby is Appointed to the NICH Board
Deputy Prime Minister Patrick Faber confirmed two appointments within his ministries while at an event held today at the Marion Jones Sporting Complex in Belize City. Phillip Willoughby will be [...]
Sapna Budhrani Appointed as President of NICH
The second appointment is also at NICH where there have been mounting concerns about the naming of Sapna Budhrani as the acting president even as she holds the position of [...]
Taiwanese Foreign Minister Conferred with Order of Distinction
Immediately on his arrival today, the Taiwanese Minister of Foreign Affairs Jaushieh Joseph Wu was conferred with the Order of Distinction. Wu, who is in country on a two-day visit [...]
IMPACT Justice: 70 Cops Learn Conflict Resolution Techniques
A five-day training course on conflict resolution for police officers began today in Belize City. The training is part of the Impact Justice project, a regional initiative in the Caribbean [...]
Limited Funds Available for I.C.J. Referendum Campaign
Belize recently received a two hundred and fifty thousand U.S.-dollar donation from the U.S. Government for its referendum campaign on taking Guatemala’s territorial claim to the International Court of Justice. [...]
G.O.B. Says Yes to I.C.J., But DPM Says Belizeans Not Crazy if They Vote No
Still on the issue of the referendum, Foreign Minister Wilfred Elrington recently told the media that Belizeans have to be crazy if they vote NO in the I.C.J. referendum, scheduled [...]
Political Spar Over Palapa Space in Buena Vista, Cayo
Tensions rose quickly today in Buena Vista Village, Cayo as police officers were called out to remove a group of P.U.P. officials from under a shed at Buena Vista Government [...]
G.O.B. Recognizes Stakeholders for Their Help in Getting Barrier Reef off UNESCO In Danger List
Public and private sector representatives were recognized today for their contributions towards the removal of the Belize Barrier Reef from the UNESCO list of world heritage sites in danger. It [...]
Tropic Air to Fly to Caye Caulker Once More
Tropic Air announced the resumption of its flights to Caye Caulker. In a statement today, President of the local airline John Grief the third said that “now that the renovations [...]
National Sports Council Hands Over Cheque for Participation in CODICADER 2019
A twenty-five thousand-dollar cheque was this morning handed over to the National Secondary Schools Sports Association and the Belize Association of Principals of Secondary Schools. It is the first half [...]
Highlights of the Weekend in Sport
Good evening, I’m James Adderley and this is Sports Monday. [Highlights of the weekend sporting activities…]
Galen Scholarship named in honor of Omar Ortiz
During the Galen graduation ceremony, Provost Doctor Eve Aird asked for a moment of silence for former Vice President Omar Ortiz who lost his life in a highway accident. A scholarship fund was created to keep his memory alive and honor his dedication to education. His widow Lizette Ortiz spoke about the funding and …
Taiwan’s Foreign Minister visits Belize
The Belize and Republic of China (Taiwan) bilateral relations have been steady since the two countries established diplomatic ties in 1989. The Foreign Minister of Taiwan is on a two-day working visit to Belize. His Excellency Jaushieh Joseph Wu is here at the invitation of Belize’s Foreign Affairs Minister Wilfred Elrington. Minister Wu will also …
Members vote for new Cycling Executive
The Belize Cycling Federation (BCF) had held its long awaited elections over the weekend. The incumbent executive had some changes and former president Dion Leslie was now running for Vice President and Orson Butler running for President. That team went up against a new challenger Alexi Ordonez who led a group calling themselves “Team …
Galen Graduates get a pep talk from the OAS
Galen University opened its doors in 2003 and offered degree programs in Business Administration, Agriculture and Tourism Management. It continues to expand its program in undergraduate and graduate degrees. Over the weekend, Galen University held a ceremony for its 98 students from bachelors and masters programs. Keynote speaker for the event was Nestor Mendez, …
Teenager escapes injury in shooting incident
A nineteen year old escaped injury after he was shot at in Trial farm Village in the Orange Walk District. The incident happened on Sunday night shortly before nine o’clock. Police told us what they have found out so far. ACP Myvette: Emmanuel Rodriguez reported that whilst walking towards his home in Trail Farm Village …
Burglar caught not long after robbing safe
Police in San Pedro are conducting another investigation of their own following a burglary at Portofino Resort, located at 61/2 Miles North of San Pedro Town. Police provided more details. Asp Alejandro Cowo: It is an area where most of these resorts are located, which is at a distance from the main town, make it vulnerable …
National Sports Council donates to CODICADER Games
This morning, the National Sports Council handed over a cheque for twenty-five thousand dollars to the National Secondary Schools Sports Association and the Belize Association of Principals for Secondary Schools (BAPSS) to help meet some of the expenses of the CODICADER Games. The National Sports Council Director, Ian Jones spoke to the media. Ian Jones …
Police officers learn more on mediation
The Police Department is hosting a one week Community Mediation Training for seventy police officers. Senior Superintendent of Police and legal advisor for the Department, Bart Jones says officers from the ranks of Inspectors to constables are taking the training. Bart Jones: What they have done is that they have separated the supervisors in one …
Motorcyclist collides head-on into public bus as he attempts to overtake vehicles
A 23-year-old motorcyclist was killed yesterday evening following a collision with a passenger bus between miles 17 and 18 on the Hummingbird highway in the Stann Creek Valley. Albert Idelfonso was overtaking some vehicles on the highway when he collided head-on into a public bus. The driver of that bus, 41-year-old Ian Hinds spoke with …
Organizations recognize for their role in getting Belize off in danger list
The Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System was on the UNESCO World Heritage Center List of World Heritage in Danger since 2009; however, last month Belize was finally removed. Today, a ceremony was held honoring those who helped to make this possible. Deputy Prime Minister, Patrick Faber, spoke about the journey to getting Belize off the …
Messenger attempts to pursue armed robber and is shot in the head
Last Friday afternoon shots echoed on Saint Joseph Street in Belize City. A was shot in the head and later rushed to the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital. It appeared to be a robbery in which the victim was relieved of some documents. However, immediately after, he set chase after the gunman and was then shot. ASP Alejandro Cowo, Head of the Crimes Investigation Branch in Belize City explains what investigators have gathered.
Pilot escapes unhurt following plane crash
Police are also investigation a plane crash that happened this morning on a farm in the More Tomorrow Area in the Cayo District. Henry Plett, the pilot, did not sustain major injury, but the aircraft he was piloting ended up incinerated. ACP Joseph Myvett, Head of the National Crimes Investigation Branch explains what happened.
Firefighters’ quick response saves Northern Fishermen Co-operative
Over the weekend, a fire broke out at Northern Fishermen Co-operative located on North Front Street in Belize City. As a result of the quick response by the National Fire Service, the fire was brought under control. This morning, Benisford Matura, Assistant fire Chief, briefed the media on the fire.
Chief Environmental Officer says dredging poses no threat to reserve
The Government of Belize has approved dredging at Cayo Rosario and the concern is whether it will pose a threat to the Hol Chan Marine Reserve. Many organizations including the San Pedro Tour Guides Association oppose the project. Martin Alegria, Chief Environmental Officer, told Love news that the dredging doesn’t pose any threat.
Breaking Belize News
Police investigating fire that destroyed building at Northern
Fishermen Cooperative in Belize City
On July 14, 2018, just before 8 a.m., police were deployed to the Northern Fishermen Cooperative located […]
Three persons charged for robbing Tony’s Store in Belize City
Today, police revealed that they detained a minor and two other persons in relation to the […]
Taiwan’s Foreign Minister visits Belize
Today, Joseph Wu, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of China (Taiwan), began his two-day […]
Belize City man shot, robbed at gunpoint
Shortly after 4:40 p.m. on Friday, Belize City police arrived at a scene on St. Joseph […]
Resort in San Pedro, Ambergris Caye robbed of over $16,000 in cash and items
San Pedro police are investigating a burglary that occurred yesterday morning. Around 8:36 am, police went to Portofino […]
Trial Farm man survives attempt on his life
Shortly after 8:40 p.m., on Sunday, July 15, Immanuel Rodriguez of Trial Farm village, Orange […]
Belize Receives SICA Pro-Tempore Presidency
Today, Monday, July 16th, the Embassy of Belize in Washington, D.C. received the Central American […]
Small plane engulfed in flames after crash in More Tomorrow, Cayo District
This morning shortly after 9:15 a.m., police received reports of an aircraft accident occurring around the […]
Young motorcyclist killed on Hummingbird highway
A motorcyclist, Albert Idelfonso, 22, was killed in a traffic accident between miles 20 and […]
Fam-trip held as part of the Maya community tourism project
The Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation and the Mundo Maya Organization held a familiarization […]
It’s Official! BBN’s Zoila Gonzalez selected for US government’s Media Program
Prominent online Belizean journalist, Zoila Gonzalez, a member of our Breaking Belize News staff has […]
Tropic Air announces the resumption of flights to Caye Caulker
Tropic Air announced today that it is opening reservations for the resumption of service to […]
Taiwan’s Foreign Minister arrives to Belize today
Dr. Jaushieh Joseph Wu, Foreign Minister of the Republic of China (Taiwan) will undertake a two-day […]
Belize and Taiwan holds Preparatory Technical Meeting for the 17thSICA/Taiwan Mixed Commission
Representatives of the countries of the Central American Integration System (SICA) held a working meeting […]
Trump administration working to weaken corruption investigation against Guatemalan President
Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales has reportedly sought the help of US President Donal Trump to […]
Belize: Independent Sovereign Movement Meets
By Richard Harrison: The #BelizeIndependentSovereign movement met this past Saturday in Belmopan, at the offices of Hummingbird Group Ltd. This […]
5th Annual Spartan V Body Building competition
It was the 5th Annual Spartan V Body Building competition was held at the Corozal Community College Aditorium. Do love body Building as sports? Do love enjoying them competing? On Saturday July 14, 2018 it the 5th Annual Spartan V Competitiom that was held at the at the Corozal Community College Aditorium. It comenced at 8:30 with a short opening Ceremmony. During the show their where giveaways. This year's competition had 5 Categories. Bekini Contest, Men's Physique, Up 70 kg Category, over 70kg, Overal Mr Spartan 2018. Each Body Builder came out to compete in there own Category.
Lobster and Conch – Seasonal Eating Assures Sustainability
There’s nothing like fresh sea food and our Belizean bounty is something to savor with every bite. However, the careful management of our marine resources is essential to the sustainability of two quintessential Caribbean delicacies; lobster and conch.
Responsible tourism means being “in the know” when it comes to dining out or purchasing product from a local fisherman. If you are offered lobster or conch when it is out of season, your refusal to purchase it helps to discourage illegal fishing while ensuring productive harvests in the future. This time of year marks important season dates, with lobster season opening on June 15th and conch season closing on July 1st.
13 Central High School students preparing to travel to Belize
Thirteen juniors from Central High School Magnet Career Academy are part of a program aimed at closing the black male achievement gap.
They'll start the school year three weeks early, but they don't seem to mind.
"You can't pass up going out of the country, getting to learn," said Thomas Cheathem, a junior at Central High School.
Cheathem and his classmates will board a plane Saturday morning and travel several hundreds of miles to Belize. The students are scheduled to arrive in Belize on Saturday night and will be there for 10 days. On Monday evening, students and parents learned more about the journey abroad and got a pep talk from Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer.
WakyMC SM Belize 2018, 14min. WakyMC Student Ministries went with Thirst Missions for the 3rd time to Minister and spread the Good News to the community of San Jose, Orange Walk District, Belize! We love our Belizean family and enjoyed seeing God in and through our partner church.
The mysterious Great Blue Hole, fly over tour, Belize, 4.5min. We did the fly over tour with Maya Island Air. It was lovely. Seeing the great Blue Hole from above and all its surroundings is something we will never forget. The staff on ground and the pilot were great. In this tour, that lasts about an hour and doesn’t run every day, each side of the plane will have 3 possibilities to see it. Every time the plane turns around, expect to feel the G force on you, but nothing t
Belize: Table Rock Jungle Lodge - relaxing in Luxury in the jungle, 14min. We stayed at the incredible Table Rock Jungle Lodge, one of the best belize resorts in our opinion. Belize hotels run the gamut but Table Rock was luxurious and quiet and incredibly friendly. We loved the jungle sounds in our brief adventure there, and the eco lodge aesthtic.
Morning Matters with Mrs Smith, 58min.
Ministry of Agriculture - Census & Belize Agriculture Information Management, 30min.
Department of Youth Services - DYS Work & Summer Programs, 20min.
Belize Emergency Response Team BERT - 25th Anniversary Commemoration, 29min.
What is Millennials?, 30min.
The Belize Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI) - fuel tax regime, 45min.
FIBA Basketball Americup Qualifiers take place on 20th - 22nd July, 25min.
Grace Flava with a Beat featured a recipe - Devon Pineapple Delight, 24min.
ASR BSI is gearing up for Sugar Fest 2018, 18min.
Central students head to Belize for service delegation, 2min. A group of students from Central High School are getting the opportunity of a lifetime as they prepare to head overseas for a 10-day trip to Belize as part of a collaboration with the Global Citizenship and Human Service Delegation series. WLKY’s Stephon Dingle has more.
Belize dive 2018, 8min.
Drinkuths in Belize 2018, 8min. On our second trip to Belize, we traveled to Placencia and surrounding areas inland and offshore. Some of the destinations we visited included the Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary, Xunantunich Mayan Ruins, Gladden Spit and Ranguana Caye.
Water Buffalo, Orange Walk, Belize, 1min. Water buffalo crossing the street to graze just south of Orange Walk Town, Belize, during the 2018 Ethnographic Field School in Belize
Fun day in Altun Ha Mayan ruin, Belize, 3min. A interactive and fun day with friends in one of the most known mayan site in Belize, Altun Ha.