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The San Pedro Sun

Miss San Pedro 2018- 2019 contestants revealed during official sashing ceremony
Hoping to become the island’s next beauty ambassador, five beautiful young ladies began their journey for the Miss San Pedro 2018-2019 title. On Wednesday, July 18th, the aspiring candidates were presented to their sponsors during an official sashing ceremony at El Patio Restaurant and Lounge. This year’s contestants and sponsors are Seleny Borges (Castillo’s Hardware), Chelsea Muñoz (Ramon’s Village), Faith Noel Edgar (Jaguar’s Temple Night Club), Janelly Aban (Captain Sharks) and Daisy Martinez (La Sirene Resort Spa and Marina).

Costa Maya 2018 Presents: Miss Honduras Mary Cruz Cardona!
Miss Honduras has also joined the bevy of beauties, as her participation was announced shortly after Miss Belize. Mary Cruz Cardona Galindo is a stunning 5’5” brunette TV presenter who enjoys playing wind instruments, volleyball, visiting historic locations, and learning about new cultures. Mary is excited to be part of the Reina de la Costa Maya 2018 pageant, and is ambitiously seeking to take the title home to Honduras.

Tourism Stakeholders take part in BTB Digital Marketing Summit
With the ever-changing algorithms of online marketing, Belize’s tourism stakeholders are always seeking ways to capitalize on technology to sell their Belize product. As the appointed legislated body designed to enhance and promote tourism in Belize, the Belize Tourism Board (BTB) hosted its fourth annual Digital Marketing Summit on Friday, July 13th. With the aim to impart key points on how to improve marketing in the digital world, the BTB invited experts in various fields to share their knowledge. A total of 11 presenters shared their knowledge via four segments: Online Content, Digital Strategy, Social Media and Travel Trade. Keynote speaker was return guest Manny Melendez of Travel Click, a US-based travel company helping hotels worldwide to grow their revenue. The main message of the day was learning who the customer is, then providing content to them in an easy-to-access, organic way.

Island students return from diving summit in Roatan, Honduras
At the start of the 2018 Kids in Action Diving Summer Camp on Monday, July 16th, four past graduates shared their experience at the youth diving summit in Roatan, Honduras. Alyssa Martin, Liandra Bowden, Ixchel Mejia, and Joshua Requena represented the island well at the event known as the National Association of Black Divers Youth Education Summit (NABS/YES), which took place from June 29th to July 7th at the Turquoise Bay Dive and Beach Resort in Roatan. They engaged in scuba classes, orientation on lionfish, coral restoration, underwater photography, mangrove conservation, navigation and deep dives among other activities. The Belizean group was accompanied by chaperones Everette Anderson, chairman of the San Pedro Tour Operators Association, and one of the senior dive instructors at Ramon’s Village Resort dive shop, Adolfo Ayuso. Martin, Bowden, Mejia and Requena.

Ambergris Today

Lost Jamaicans Adrift At Sea Land On Ambergris Caye
Police reports indicate that on Wednesday, July 18, 2018 at 11:30pm a male person called the station indicating that he was lost at sea. At 4:30a.m. today, Thursday, July 19, a 28-foot fishing boat was discovered docked beside Grand Caribe Resort, San Pedro Town. Three male persons were found in the boat and were transported to the San Pedro Poly Clinic and are now receiving medical treatment. They were all identified as Jamaican fishermen of West Morland including 50-year-old Noel Samuels, 23-year-old Romeo Lewis and 44-year-old Karma Beckford.

Miss San Pedro 2018 Delegates Presented At Sashing Ceremony
The Miss San Pedro Pageant Committee held an official sashing ceremony for the delegates of the Miss San Pedro 2018 Pageant and this year it was held at El Patio restaurant on Wednesday, July 18, 2018. Vying for the coveted title of Miss San Pedro 2018 are Seleny Borges, Chelsea Munoz, Faith Noel, Janelie Aban and Daisy Martinez.

Belize High School And Ocean Academy Partner To Participate In First Global Challenge 2018
For the first time, Belize will represent at this global STEM event. Belize High School takes its three-year running Robotics Club to the FIRST Global annual internationally organized robotics challenge, igniting a passion for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) for our students as they participate alongside the more than two billion youths from across the world.

September Celebrations Theme Chosen!
The National Celebration Commission is excited to announce the winning theme for the 2018 September Celebrations. The competition was open to all Belizeans living at home or abroad. Persons were encouraged to enter the competition with multiple entries which should not be more than ten (10) words. The winner receives a cash prize of $1000 and a Special Invitation to the Official Ceremonies during September.

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Wills Clinic this weekend on Caye Caulker
I'll be hosting a Wills Clinic this weekend BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. The cost is BZ$ 200 (and up). If you own property (land, money, a golf cart, anything of value) in Belize and would like to have a Will drafted that's legal in Belize, please call 610 3697 to set up an appointment. ALL CONSULTATIONS ARE CONFIDENTIAL.

Caye Caulker Airstrip Progress
This photo was taken at Noon local time Thursday. They have started the paving of the airstrip today (the layer of sprayed tar has been down for a week or so).

NEMO Assists in Restoring Water Supply to Mahogany Heights
Equipment belonging to the National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO) is currently being used in efforts to restore water supply to the village of Mahogany Heights in the Belize District. The works began today, July 19th, as NEMO is assisting the Village Council and Water Board with a backhoe as they carry out urgent repairs to the water lines which have substantial leaks. The leaks have resulted in inadequate water supply for over 250 households. The situation became critical about a week ago as the leaks worsened, leaving the village virtually without water.

Belize High School and Ocean Academy partner to participate in First Global Challenge 2018
For the first time, Belize will represent at this global STEM event. Belize City, Belize — Belize High School takes its three-year running Robotics Club to the FIRST Global annual internationally organized robotics challenge, igniting a passion for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) for our students as they participate alongside the more than two billion youths from across the world. In this first attempt, the Belize High School of Belize City and Ocean Academy of Caye Caulker have partnered to represent Belize in the “Olympics”- style robotics challenge. Our Belizean students will network and build relationships with high school students of different backgrounds, languages, religions, and customs.

Caye Caulker BTIA General Meeting
Caye Caulket BTIA Invites you to our General Meeting. Date: July 24, 2018 Time: 7:00 p.m. Venue: Chan's Conference Room R.S.V.P by email: [email protected] or confirm attendance with Mr.Buddy Magana Jr.-632-9467

Upgraded security facilities at the Belize Western Border
An official ceremony was held today, July 19th, to inaugurate the upgraded security facilities at the Belize Western Border. The works included improvements to fences, gates and other border security features. The project was done by the Belize Defence Force (BDF) Light Engineers in conjunction with the Belize Border Management Authority (BMA). In his address, Minister of National Security Hon. John Saldivar said that “an imperative principle of prosperity is a stable environment and a secure environment, and that stability and security can only be assured if the proper security is in place.” Today’s events included the groundbreaking of a new BDF outpost at the Western Border. Minister Saldivar said that that security post will add to the security and safety of everyone in the area. The construction of the facility will be financed by the BMA.

Heart of the Town Fundraiser
The Heart of the Town Fundraiser, which will raise funds for the San Ignacio Police station, will be this Saturday night, at the Wine House. The wine will flow, and they'll have food and a silent auction with a wide selection of great items. "Join us for a Wine Tasting and Silent Auction at The Wine House in San Ignacio Town to raise funds for the San Ignacio Police Station.

Water interruption Haulover Bridge to San Cas Plaza on Friday
Belize Water Services informs customers in parts of Belize City that there will be an interruption and low water pressure in the water supply, Friday, July 20, 2018, starting at 12:00am midnight. The area to be affected by the interruption is from Haulover Bridge to San Cas Plaza. The areas that will experience low water pressure are West Landivar, Buttonwood Bay, Bella Vista, and Belama Phase 1 - 4. This interruption and low water pressure is necessary for routine maintenance. Due to the works, customers may experience low pressure and/or discoloration in their water supply when water is fully restored. Customers are being advised that water is expected to be fully restored by Friday, July 20, 2018 at 5:00am.

Water interruption in San Pedro on Friday
Belize Water Services informs its customers in San Pedro that there will be an interruption in the water supply today, Friday, July 20, 2018, starting at 1:00am. The entire San Pedro Distribution System will be affected. This interruption is the result of a broken water main. Due to repairs, customers may experience low water pressure and/or discoloration when water is restored. Residents of these areas in San Pedro are advised that water supply should return to normal on Friday, July 20, 2018 by 3:00am.

The U.S. Embassy is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Program Specialist!
Please review the requirements for each of the vacancies before applying for this position. Based on qualifications, applicants need only apply for one of the two vacancy announcements. APPLY NOW! Deadline is August 1, 2018.

BTB's Newsletter for the first half of 2018
Here is BTB's Newsletter for the first half of 2018. Hope you will be able to zoom in once it is open.

The Belize City House of Culture and Downtown Rejuvenation Project Progress
You can now say the Belize City House of Culture and Downtown Rejuvenation Project is rolling. The Yarborough Basketball Court has been completed, We are conducting renovations to the St. John's Cathedral and to the Court House; both of which should be completed in the next few weeks. The next major project in the pipeline will be the reconstruction of the Cockburn Lane property (Street behind ACC that connects Regents and Albert Streets). The street is named after Superintendent Francis Cockburn (1830 - 1837). Reconstruction of this property is expected to commence in August.

Downtown Rejuvenation Project are repairs to the Court House
Another Project underway by the Belize City House of Culture and Downtown Rejuvenation Project are repairs to the Court House. The Court House is one of our Historic Buildings in Downtown and although it had been repaired sometime back nothing had been done since and rain has been having its way with the building. Actual works on the Court House commenced on July 7th, 2018. Works include washing of the building, which is now 100% completed, and roof work, which includes continued sealing, final elastomeric roof coating, and repair of gutters. The workers were equipped with safety harnesses and practiced good safety procedures. If the weather remains good works is expected to be completed by August 3rd, 2018.

Ya'axche Nursery Seedling Sale
Over the dry season, our nursery staff began germinating seeds, now the seedlings are ready to be transplanted. Purchase your plants for BZ $2.75 each. Call 722-0108 to order or drop by our nursery. In stock are Cacao, Balam, Custard Apple, Breadnut, Cedar, Mahogany, Bilimbi, Molley Apple, Coffee, Tambran, Monkey Cap, Cashew and Yellow Ginger.

Ya'axche Open House, Honey for sale!
The Maya Golden Landscape farmers harvested 1,680 pounds of honey over the dry season. They will be selling 100% pure honey at Ya’axché Open House on Saturday, 28th of July 2018 at the PG Central Park. The Ya’axché Open House event is part of our 20th year anniversary celebrations. Join us as we celebrate our work of finding harmony between nature and human development for the benefit of both.

Channel 7

Trafficking Warden
Last night we had late breaking news about a City Council traffic officer who was caught in the worst kind of traffic violation: he was trafficking marijuana! Tonight, we can tell you that he is 28 year old Stafford Young and this traffic man was trafficking something heavy: police say he had 12 pounds of weed in two knapsacks! It. Happened at 6:15 - just minutes before newstime when police had their regular checkpoint near the Coast Guard Headquarters. They say Young tried to ride past heading to the city. But - even though he was in his traffic officer uniform - he was very conspicuously carrying two knapsacks: one on his back and another on his chest. So police brought him back to the checkpoint which he had already scooted past.

Great (Long) Fences Make Great Neighbors At Western Frontier
After about 9 weeks, the fence at the Benque-Melchor border is finally complete. As you may remember, in mid May when the BDF started to build the fence, the Guatemalan taxi-men who operated in front of the Adjacency Zone were not too happy with the project. But as construction continued, the tension and uncertainty died down. The main objective is to establish better control in the area for the heavy flow of visitors crossing the border, protection of border workers and more oversight when it comes to border issues. The gates were opened today along with the ground breaking of another project. Courtney Weatherburne has the story. Hon. John Saldivar, Defense Minister: "Sometimes big problems have simple solutions. There was a big problem here at the border with respect to the security of those who traverse the station and for those who work at this station and it has been resolved with a simple solution."

Double Murder Trial Begins, Will Stuart Couple’s Killers Walk?
Last night, we told you how the Supreme Court was finally ready to begin the trial for accused murderers Milton Maza and Eli Avila. They've been on remand at the Belize Central Prison for over 7 and a half years awaiting their day in court, after being accused of the double murders of attorney Richard Stuart, and his wife, Maria. That happened back in October of 2010, when the couple was viciously attacked in their home, each stabbed as many as 20 times. It was a gruesome killing, and it happened while the couple's children were at home, sleeping. Their housekeeper had to lock herself and their youngest child inside a walk-in closet, and that's where she called 911.

Minor Grazed In Shooting
Tonight, a 13 year old school girl is fortunate to be alive after her family home was sprayed by gunshots. It happened last night between 7:30 and 8:00 on Kraal Road. Her entire family escaped unscathed except for the 13 year old minor. One of the bullets grazed the underside of her right arm. It's a minor injury, but a few millimeters different in the bullet's trajectory, at it could have meant her life. The family is furious and is demanding justice, only, not from police. Emanuel Pech reports.

Charges Upgraded For Cliff Kirk Killers
Police have upgraded the charges against the San Pedro trio who allegedly shot and robbed 60 year old American Clifford Kirk. 22 year old Christian Espat, 25 year old Nigel Williams, and a 16 year old minor have now been charged for murder. The three who are already remanded for attempted murder, will now be taken back to court to be arraigned again on this upgraded charge. Two weeks ago, they allegedly went to his home - in a remote area on Western Ambergris Caye - 10 and a half miles north of the town. The property is only accessible by water craft - and they reportedly went on a pair of jet ski's.

Man Shot To The Head Treated And Released
One man who did survive a gunshot the head is 23 year old Nyrere Parchue. He was shot last Friday and he was released from the hospital yesterday - Doctors say that despite having a bullet lodged between his scalp and his skull - he is well enough to go home. The messenger for the Pitts law firm was riding on Friday when a man held him up at gunpoint and stole a sheaf of documents from him. Parchue chased the robber and that's when the assailant shot him in the head. But, miraculously, the bullet never penetrated his skull, and remains lodged there - not posing any immediate threat to his health. Police have not made any arrests.

Chad Eckert Suit Settled
Back in March, American businessman Chad Eckert came under public fire after his former employee, Gustavo Cardenas, sued him. It's a case that's been in the court for a few months now, but it only became big news after Eckert's company, Apex, became the managers of the Belize Civic Center. As we reported, Eckert was the owner of Belize Sea Island Cotton, which was producing cotton in Northern Belize. His company hired Cardenas as manager to run the farm, but the two had a dispute, which ended up in court after Cardenas accused Eckert of jilting him in several different ways.

Preying On Pitter Street Residents
Late on Tuesday night in Belize City, Pitter Street residents Elias and Vilma Ramirez were held and gun and knife point by two men who had invaded their home. The men tied them up and burglarized their home. Today, police told us that the couple, whose sole bread-winner is a taxi-driver, was taken advantage of because their door was left unlocked late in the night. ASP Alejandro Cowo - OC, CIB Belize City: "2 persons just entered their house from the main door which was opened and they held them at gunpoint and tie them up and a result they stole 2 cell phones, a silver ring and a gold watch. Quick police response to that incident lead to the recovery to one of the cell phones and one of the male persons that we believe was inside of the house was captured not far away from the incident..."

Tacos Vendor Robbed Of Her Day’s Earnings
A hard working tacos vendor had her daily earnings snatched by a ruthless robber yesterday. It happened near the entrance to Belize City around 10:00 am, on the road side at mile 2.5 on the Phillip Goldson Highway. Police told us what happened: ASP Alejandro Cowo - OC, CIB Belize City: "Miss Deysie Molina, a tacos vendor, while she was selling at her stall, she was approached by a male person who ordered some tacos. The male person left from the business and walk a little bit a head and then came back..."

Minors With Toy Gun Robbed Tortilla Factory
And while the tacos lady was robbed on the southside, hours later, it was the tortilla man being targeted on the northside! As we told you last night, it happened at Cortez tortilleria on C Street - which is off Baymen Avenue. Police were quick to respond and detained a 17 year old minor and the alleged plastic toy gun that was used. Tonight, Police have also detained 2 other minors and a taxi driver. And while it might have been minors and a toy gun, it was a terrifying robbery. Police gave details:...

Armed Robbers Have Their Way In Coro
The recent spree of armed robberies in the city has also extended to Corozal. On Monday evening, four armed men wearing camouflage stormed into the Sanfa Construction Supply store and got off with an undisclosed amount of money. Police told us more today. ACP Joseph Myvett, Head - NCIB: "Information was received that the Sanfa Construction Supplies Store located on San Andres Road, Corozal Town, was entered into by 4 armed men dressed in camouflage clothing who entered the store and demanded money. As a result an undisclosed amount of coins were stolen from the cashier, after which the assailants made good their escape into the nearby bushes. Police investigation into this matter is ongoing. We are following several leads, but at this time there are no named suspects."

Belizean Businessman, Big Guns in Melchor
A Belizean businessman was busted on Tuesday night in Melchor with with drugs and illegal weapons in an operation conducted by Guatemalan authorities. He is 33 year old Francisco Javier de la Ho Duarte, who was captured by police along with 43 year old Aolibama Oucialita Mengibar. Because he has property in Belize, we asked police today if they know anything about the incident and whether or not they have touched base with their Guatemalan counterparts:

Making Robotics Real
2 weeks ago, we showed you how a group of students from St. John's College, and St. Martin De Porres Primary were learning to build and program robots. It's part of the Clavius project where volunteers from the St. Louis University High School came to Belize to show these kids how they could become inventors of the latest, cutting edge technology. Well, for the last 10 days, children of the Pickstock and Lake I areas who use the Samuel Haynes Institute of Learning, were given the same opportunity.

September Theme Announced
"Belize Da Fi Wi - Now and Forever, 8867": You will be hearing that phrase a lot starting now, and leading up to September. That's because it is this year's September Celebrations theme. Corozal resident Fernanda Tun submitted the theme. Here's what she told CTV-3 about it. She got $1000 for her winning submission. This year there were 196 themes submitted by 70 contestants.

Helping Mahogany Heights
Water is the source of all life but this fact often goes overlooked in the comfort of the everyday knowledge that when we turn the tap, water will be there. Not so for the villagers of Mahogany Heights. The community has been continuously experiencing problems with their water lines as a result of substantial leakage of underground pipes. The problem got to a critical level last week, where it left the over 250 households of Mahogany Heights virtually without access to water. Today, NEMO announced that it is embarking on a project to restore the water supply to the community. The works began today with the assistance of a backhoe from NEMO that is being used to carry out some urgent repairs to the waterline. The works are also being done in conjunction with the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development and Area Rep Beverly Williams.

Solider For All Seasons: An Officer, An Attorney, A Judge
He was the first soldier in the BDF's history to become a trained attorney at law, and now 33 year old Major Lionel Olivera will be the first BDF officer to become a sitting magistrate. Olivera will be sworn in on Friday, July 27th and is expected to take up the Magistracy in Corozal. Olivera has been a practicing attorney for the past 3 years. He said that he decided to become a magistrate because it will enhance his abilities. He also said that he intends to stay in the Belize Defence Force for a long period of time until he retires.

Late Evening Shooting In City
And before we close tonight, there is late breaking news of another shooting in the city. It happened just a few minutes ago on Central American Boulevard near Freedom Street. Not much details are known other than that the victim appears to be unconscious. We'll have more in tomorrow's news.

Youth Orchestra strikes Up
And that's it for 7News tonight. We close this evening with a few clips of the National Youth Orchestra of Belize rehearsing at the Bliss Centre, in preparation for their concert tomorrow playing alongside the Xalapa Philharmonic Orchestra from Veracruz, Mexico. Their gala international concert starts at 7:00 tomorrow night at the Bliss. Enjoy, and join Robin Schaffer here tomorrow.

Channel 5

Daughter Grazed During Gunfire in Belize City
Two females came under gunfire on Wednesday night in the south side of Belize City. The city has been silent of gunfire for days, but around seven-thirty p.m., up to [...]

Belizean Businessman Busted in Melchor Pulls Out His Guatemalan Documents During Court Appearance
A Belizean businessman who also holds Guatemalan citizenship is being held in Guatemala following an overnight raid in Melchor de Mencos on Tuesday. On Wednesday, we reported that thirty-three-year-old Francisco [...]

Minors Behind Belize City Home Invasion on Pitter Street
There were two robberies and a home invasion in less than twenty-four hours in the Old Capital, beginning late on Tuesday night and into Wednesday afternoon. As we’ve reported, armed [...]

Charged for Shocking Double Murder, Milton Maza and Eli Lopez Avila Stand Trial
At least twenty-nine persons are on a witness list in the trial against the two accused men in the bloody stabbing of Attorney Richard Stuart and his wife, Maria. This [...]

Cardenas’ Cotton Case Against Chad Settled
Supreme Court Justice Courtenay Abel did not have to make a ruling in a civil suit brought against businessman Chad Eckert. That’s because the parties managed to put their differences [...]

Chad Eckert Agrees to Drop Criminal Case Against Gustavo Cardenas
During the dispute between Gustavo Cardenas and Chad Eckert, Cardenas reportedly removed the cotton and seed to another location away from the farm. This prompted Eckert to file a criminal [...]

Improved Benque/Melchor Border Crossing is Inaugurated Out West
It took two months to clean up a long standing problem at the western border where pedestrian and vehicular traffic, as well as illegal activities, were posing persistent challenges to [...]

A B.D.F. Outpost to Overlook the Western Border is in the Offing
Today’s ceremony at the western border was twofold.  Not only was the Benque/Melchor facility inaugurated, ground was also broken for the construction of a Belize Defense Force outpost atop a [...]

Traffic Officer Busted with over 12 Pounds of Weed
A traffic officer was busted with weed on Wednesday on the George Price Highway. Police at the checkpoint at mile four detected the city council employee traveling on motorcycle carrying [...]

San Fa Construction Supplies in Corozal Town Hit by 4 Robbers
Since Monday, there have been two robberies in the Corozal District; and although they were miles apart, in both instances four armed men held up the proprietors of the Chinese-owned [...]

Convenience Store Struck by Armed Thieves in Corozal
Within the twenty-four hours, a group of four thieves would strike again, this time at a convenience store at mile sixty-nine on the Phillip Goldson Highway, also in the Corozal [...]

Tacos Vendor Robbed of Day’s Sales
Armed robbers also struck in the north side of the city. The first occurred around ten a.m. at mile two and a half on the Phillip Goldson Highway.  Tacos vendor [...]

Toy Gun Used to Rob Tortilla Factory in King’s Park, Belize City
Hours later, another robbery occurred at a popular tortilla factory in the King’s Park area; and fortunately, several persons have since been detained. Forty-seven-year-old Maureen Lainfiesta, the cashier at Cortez [...]

Marconi Leal Versus Edmund ‘Clear the Land’ Castro
An old charge that did not go to trial has come back to haunt a political aspirant in the Belize Rural North constituency.   Marconi Leal is a retired teacher and [...]

P.U.P. Standard Bearer Says Re-registration Process in BRN Sparked Political Attack
According to Marconi Leal, his trouble started when he intervened in the re-registration of Castro’s niece, who he claims lives in Los Angeles, California and therefore does not have the [...]

Prime Minister and Diasporans Discuss Re-registration, Naturalized Guatemalans
Prime Minister Dean Barrow met with representatives of the diaspora on Wednesday at his office at the Laing Building.  A group comprising Muriel Laing Arthurs, along with Hubert Pipersburgh, Joseph [...]

Belize Da Fi Wi – Now & Forever, 8867
A national theme for this year’s September Celebrations has been chosen and the winner of the annual competition hails from Corozal Town.  In commemoration of the two hundred and twentieth [...]

The Future of Football – a Summer Camp that Teaches the Sport
A football summer camp is underway in Belize City and wraps up on Friday. The camp started two weeks ago to engage children in sporting activity. This is the seventh [...]

Healthy Living: Biotin for Healthier Hair, Nails and Skin
It’s a supplement that has been growing in popularity. For many women, it carries their hopes for longer and healthier nails and hair and even better skin. It’s a tall [...]

LOVE FM

Belizean Citizens Abroad Meets with Prime Minister
Belizean Citizens Abroad (BCA) and BREDDA had a meeting today with the Prime Minister of Belize, Dean Barrow to discuss Guatemalan Citizenship, re-registration and the diaspora voting restrictions. The Prime Minister spoke to Muriel Arthurs, Bilal Morris, Hubert Pipersburgh, Joseph Guerrero, Debbie Curling and Aria Lightfoot. According to Lightfoot, on the matter of Guatemalans with …

Camouflage wearing robbers targeted a construction supply store
ACP Joseph Myvett, said they are also investigating a robbery of a construction supplies store. In this incident, just like the last, it was committed by four men, but instead of donning black outfits, the quartet wore camouflage clothing. ACP Joseph Myvette, CIB: “There were not much major crimes across the country since we last …

Taking Cash not Tacos
It appears thieves are targeting regular citizens more than the wealthy who have access to security systems and measures in place to combat crime. Perhaps that is why tacos vendors have been taken advantage of on several occasions in Belize City. The latest incident according to Assistant Superintendent of Police Alejandro Cowo, occurred in Belize …

Belize Film Commission goes to Hollywood
The Belize Film Commission and the Consulate General of Belize in Los Angeles will host Hollywood executives and international investors, as well as members of the Belizean diaspora involved in the film industry, at a Luncheon on July 21 in Southern California. This event is an opportunity for Belize to show itself in the best …

Minors rob $16 from Tortilla Factory
Perhaps the most daring daylight and foolish robbery of the day involved minors and a toy gun. Three youths actually held up the tortilla factory on C Street, near the offices of CBC Cable Company. The police said the boys almost escaped with sixteen dollars and a cell phone. ASP Alejandro Cowo, CIB: “The other …

Selgado explained the delay in bringing case to court
In 2010, attorney Richard Stuart and his wife, Maria, were viciously stabbed to death at their home located in West Landivar in Belize City. Today, the trial against the accused, Eli Lopez Avila and Milton Maza commenced before Justice Colin Williams. Oscar Selgado, who is representing Maza, explained to the media why it took so …

Security facilities upgraded at the Belize Western Border
The Western Border of Belize has for years remained porous and Belize authorities have tackled increased illegal activities. Those who work at the border area and even persons who travel across have also been exposed to increased risks. To address the situation, the Ministry of National Security embarked on a project to improve security there …

After minor grazed, Parents say No Police, No Medical
The sounds of gunshots rang out on Kraal Road in Belize City last night. According to some, at least 18 gunshots were heard in an area of the neighborhood. It is unclear if there was a specific target or if the area itself was the target. However, a female minor was grazed. And it seems …

NEMO helps restore water to Mahogany Heights
Residents of Mahogany Heights in the Belize District have been suffering from water shortage for some time now due to the water lines that have been experiencing substantial leaks. The situation became worse a week ago, leaving the village without water. As a result, the National Emergency Management Organization, along with the Ministry of Local …

Quality Poultry’s employees held up on Valley of Peace Road
Police are investigating a robbery which took place along the Valley of Peace Road in the Cayo District. 23-year-old Nelson Valladares, a Sales Representative of Quality Poultry reported to police that he was with his co-worker, Carlos Vasquez, in a delivery truck. Upon reaching the bridge by the Banana Bank junction, the truck slowed down. …

Belize Music Agency offering free music classes
American businessman Chad Eckert is being sued by his former employee, Gustavo Cardenas. Eckert is the owner of Sea Island Cottons that operated in the Orange Walk District. Cardenas is claiming that he was jilted by his former employer and today the case came up for trial before Justice Courtney Abel. Eckert appeared with his attorney, Darrell Bradley. …

Eckert’s case goes to court
The participants in the next story won’t be carrying 2 knapsacks but they will have instruments. Learning to play music can be a very costly venture. However, James Sanker of Belize Music Agency is holding a free six-month musical training for children. Love News spoke with Sanker about the initiative …

CZMAI and conservation groups conclude first Marine Litter Campaign in Belize
The Coastal Zone Management Authority and Institute (CZMAI), Oceana Belize and the World Wildlife Fund have concluded a national Marine Litter Campaign. It is the first of its kind to be held in Belize and it came to fruition after some of the staff at the CZMAI attended a workshop in Jamaica. The CZMAI’s Sport …

The Reporter

BIG PROJECTS, SIGNS OF KEY ECONOMIC GROWTH SECTORS IN BELIZE
This is another true indicator of a general feeling of confidence in Belize’s economic development prospects and the tourism sector. Because such projects are carefully studied by all stakeholders, especially the financial institutions and investors, for its viability for growth and return on investment, ROI or profitability in the future. So, This means that just off the coast of Belize City, just a few minutes by ocean ferry will be the largest construction project that this country has seen in dacades.

Breaking Belize NewsPJ

Nyrere Parchue discharged from KHMH after being shot to the head
Yesterday, Nyrere Parchue, 23, was discharged from the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital (KHMH) after being shot […]

Female minor shot in Belize City
Last night police received reports of a female minor that was shot sometime before 8 near […]

Belize City Police: 3 minors rob tortilla factory of $16 and a cell phone
Yesterday evening, police received reports that Cortez Tortilla Factory in Belize City had been robbed by […]

Belize City couple tied and robbed at gunpoint
Yesterday we reported on an armed robbery that occurred on Tuesday night just after 11:45 at a residence in Belize City […]

Security facilities upgraded at the Western Border
Today, an official ceremony was held to inaugurate the upgraded security facilities at the Belize […]

Construction store in Corozal District robbed at gunpoint
On July 16, 2018, shortly after 4:30 p.m., reports were made to authorities by the management of SanFa Construction Supply Store […]

Convenience store robbed at gunpoint in Corozal District
On Tuesday, July 17, 2018, shortly after 4 p.m., police received information of a robbery that occurred […]

September Celebrations 2018 Theme Selected: “Belize Da Fi Wi – Now & Forever, 8867”
The National Celebration Commission today announced that the winning theme for the 2018 September Celebrations […]

NEMO assists in Restoring Water Supply in Mahogany Heights
The National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO) is using some of their equipment in an effort […]

Tacos vendor robbed in Belize city
Belize city police are investigating a robbery that occurred yesterday morning. Geisy Sauceda Molina reported […]

Feinstein group announces start of Stake Bank construction
The Feinstein Group, led by investor Michael Feinstein, has announced that the long-awaited Stake Bank […]

Orange Walk town council clarifies taxi situation
Yesterday, the Orange Walk Town Council issued a release clarifying that the council was made […]

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Authorities confiscate kayuco moving merchandise from Mexico to Belize
Authorities along the Mexico-Belize border have implemented an anti-smuggling operation. Belize authorities say that merchandise continues to pass from Mexico into Belize via the Hondo River. They say that smugglers use kayucos along the banks to move items from Mexico into Belize. While drugs have been found in the past, the most recent kayuco seizure contained a large load of food. This latest haul saw at least nine people flee as customs and coast guard officials zeroed in on those making their way into Belize. Officials say that although some merchandise was taken by those who fled, customs confiscated numerous boxes of produce including tomatoes, avocados and cabbage.

Ousted hotel manager called 'cunning charmer' by investor
Edgar Costa enticed owners of the TIME Nyack hotel with tales of being a billionaire and promises of millions of dollars to put the finishing touches on the elite boutique hotel and restaurant.Costa entered the TIME Nyack Hotel world through an investor named Brent Borland. Borland is facing federal fraud charges in New York for allegedly ripping off 40 investors for $21.9 million as part of an airport construction project in Belize, according to federal documents filed in U.S. District Court. Borland also has been the target of several civil fraud lawsuits in Florida, as well as violations filed by the Security and Exchange Commission involving the Belize deal, according to documents. The federal complaint accuses Borland of misappropriating millions of dollars in the Belize scheme by promising investors high rates of return on their money and represented that their investments would be fully secured by real property in Belize that was unencumbered by any liens or obligations.

RASTAS SEEK JUSTICE
It has barely been two weeks since Caribbean leaders held their summit in Jamaica and accepted a report from a marijuana commission, recommending that the classification of the drug be regulated similarly to that of alcohol, but various groups in the region are upping the pressure on governments to act and even to pay reparations to people who have been jailed for consuming or possessing small amounts of weed. Leading the way are Rastafarian groups in Antigua, which earlier this year allowed a national to have up to 15 grams in his or her possession and for a family to cultivate up to four cannabis plans per household for personal uses. Convictions for persons who at the time of arrest had less than 15 will be scrubbed from personal records.

Videos

  • Cayo Style BBQ & Belize ATV Off Roading Jungle Adventure, 10min. Don 't miss a chance to savor Cayo Style BBQ as you explore western Belize. Check out one of our most dirtiest segments as we Off Road in the Jungles of Belize.

  • 2018 Belize South Water Caye Dives July 15, 1min.

  • ICJ Debate, 103min.

  • Jacksonville State Men's Basketball: Christian Cunningham Visits Belize, 4min. Jacksonville State forward Christian Cunningham talks with Gamecock broadcaster Mike Parris about his recent mission trip to Belize with Sports Reach.

  • Belize: Riverboat Excursion, 4min.

  • Full documentary about the Maya of Northern Belize, 25min. The Yucatec Maya(Most came from the Yucatan peninsula what is now the Campeche,Yucatan and Quintana Roo States , escaping from the Guerra Social Maya better known as Caste War in 1840's). There have been evidence that their were still Yucatec Maya living in the extreme northwestern part of Belize in the Rio Bravo area before the massive migration of Maya from Mexico. The British reported several attacks in 1788 and 1801 from the Maya...

  • Tiburon Rum The Spirit of Belize, 1min.

  • Belize: Ruins, 4min.

  • GILL NET AD 2018, 1.5min.

  • Belize Camping Experience & Reform Party 19 July Rise & Shine, 80min.

  • TKO Farms’ Soursop Trees- MoneyTV with Donald Baillargeon, 7min. TKO Farms details their tree farm plans and progress.

  • EPA CSME Standby Facility - Belize Met Lab, 6min.

  • EPA CSME Standby Facility - Belize National Quality Infrustructure, 6.5min.

  • Macal River Deck project (Belize), 2min. Produced for Mayor Earl Trapp & the SISE Town Council for consideration of perspective investors.

  • Macal River History Tourism Trail (proposal) Belize, 2.5min. Produced for Mayor Earl Trapp & the SISE Town Council for consideration of perspective investors

  • Macal Park project (proposal) Belize, 2min. Produced for Mayor Earl Trapp & the SISE Town Council for consideration of perspective investors

  • Half Moon Caye, Belize, 2.5min. A beautiful day on the Belize Barrier Reef. We visited the world famous Blue Hole. It was exciting to snorkel and look down into the deep blue abyss. Then off to Half Moon Caye for a picnic and afternoon of discovery. Special thanks to the Belize Audubon Society for organizing this trips for members (me) and the public.

  • Visiting San Pedro, Belize, 3.5min.

  • THE BELIZE STORY, 6min. This trip was truly the journey of a lifetime. I will never forget this beautiful nation, and all God has been able to do for them and through them. I hope to give you a small glimpse into this eye opening experience.

  • Panerrifix Steel Band, 3min.