FOR TODAY'S BELIZE WEATHER, CLICK HERE
Click for our Daily Tropical Weather Report.
Specials and Events
Last night's TV news on Channel 7, Channel 5, LOVETV, PGTV, and CTV 3. Also with the most recent Open Your Eyes, and other specials
The San Pedro Sun
Supreme Court officially declares current San Pedro Town Council 2018 Municipal Elections winners
After several court hearings at Supreme Court in Belize City regarding the controversial results of the 2018 San Pedro Town Municipal Elections, the United Democratic Party (UDP) was declared victorious over the People’s United Party (PUP) on Friday, July 20th. At the March 2018 municipal elections, current UDP Mayor Daniel Guerrero received 2,667 votes, while PUP mayoral candidate Andre Perez tallied 2,629, giving Guerrero a slim victory margin of 38 votes. However, soon after, the results were contested, with the PUP alleging multiple irregularities in the counting and reconciling of the ballots and claiming that over 200 ballots were unaccounted for. The San Pedro UDP refuted the allegation, and after Perez and his team sought legal advice they filed the case at the Supreme Court, a first in the history of Belizean politics.
“We are more alike than different” – Camp Starfish is back!
The fifth annual Camp Starfish began on Monday, July 16th, under the theme: “We are more alike than different”, at the Lions Den on Ambergris Caye. The free two-week camp not only focuses on children with learning and physical disabilities, but also provides them with an outlet to explore their creative abilities.
During each camp day, children and volunteers meet from 9AM to 11:30AM for a morning with fun-filled and interactive activities. On Monday, July 16th, campers were able to explore the theme “Animals” and enjoyed a great presentation by American Crocodile Education Sanctuary on crocodiles, and even met “Enchilada”, a rescued baby crocodile. Later that day, children engaged in some cool animal arts and crafts.
Letter to the Editor: From the Caye Caulker Village Council
The Caye Caulker Village Council would like to make several clarifications to inform the public of the ongoing issues being faced by the Caye Caulker Village Council.
The Caye Caulker Village Council first realized that they were faced with issues within the Transport Department immediately after being sworn into office. Upon entering office, the Caye Caulker Village Council was informed that two members of the Council and one member appointed by the Minister of Transport would become the only sitting residents of Caye Caulker on the Caye Caulker Traffic Control Committee. This directive was done through a letter to both previous sitting members on November 1, 2016. The Caye Caulker Village Council expressed its grave dissatisfaction with this decision made and since the Council believed that there are very capable members of the Caye Caulker Community that could sit on this board.
Lost at sea, three Jamaican fishermen land on Ambergris Caye
A fishing trip out of Negril, Jamaica left three Jamaican Nationals stranded out at sea, drifting to Ambergris Caye on Thursday, July 19th. The trio was identified as 50-year-old Noel Samuels, 23-year-old Romeo Lewis, and 44-year-old Karma Beckford. They reportedly went out fishing off Negril, west Jamaica on June 23rd, but drifted out to the open sea until they arrived on Belizean shores. The trio was assisted by Belizean authorities and taken to the Dr. Otto Rodriguez San Pedro Polyclinic II for a medical check-up.
San Pedro’s Newest Attorney-At-Law – Eduardo Aguilar
Ambergris Today takes this opportunity to Congratulate Mr. Eduardo Aguilar for being admitted to the Bar Association of Belize on Friday, July 20, 2018, after having complied with the statutory requirements of the Legal Counsel. He is now qualified to practice as an Attorney-at-Law in Belize. Best wishes Mr. Aguilar!
Belize's School Calendar 2019
The Governement of Belize has issued a school calendar for 2018- 2019 for all Government and Governement Aided Pre & Primary Schools. Important dates that all parents and teachers need to know!
Belize's 2019 Public And Bank Holidays Announced
The Government of Belize Press Office has sent out a press release informing about the Public and Bank holidays for 2019. It is notified for general information that public and bank holidays specified in the First and the Second Schedules to the Holidays Act, Chapter 289 of the Laws of Belize, Revised Edition 2000 - 2003, will be observed on the following days during the year 2019 in accordance with section 3 of the said Act:-
Official portrait pictures of the Miss San Pedro 2018
Here is the official portrait pictures of the Miss San Pedro 2018 Delegates. Who will take the coveted title this year? Make it a date - Saturday, September 1, 2018 at the Hon. Louis Sylvestre Sports Field - Miss San Pedro 2018 Pageant!
Misc Belizean Sources
Prime Minister Meets with Diaspora Representatives
The Prime Minister of Belize met with diaspora representatives today to discuss Guatemalans with Belizean citizenship, re-registration and diaspora voting restrictions. In attendance were Hon. Dean Barrow, Mrs. Muriel Laing Arthurs, Mr. Bilal Morris, Mr. Hubert Pipersburgh, Mr. Joseph Guerrero, Ms. Debbie Curling and Mrs. Aria Lightfoot.
The meeting was an opportunity to open dialogue with the Government of Belize on issues raised by the diaspora. On the matter of Guatemalans with Belizean citizenship, the diaspora members and Prime Minister reached an impasse as there are many complicated legal, human rights and constitutional issues at stake.
More Unite to Say NO to Over-the-Water Structures and Dredging in the Hol Chan Marine Reserve
In a significant display of unity, on July 17th, a letter signed by the Belize Tourism Association Industry (BTIA), World Wildlife Federation (WWF), Oceana Belize, Belize Institute of Environmental Law & Policy (BELPO) and the Belize Audubon Society was sent to San Pedro’s Mayor Daniel Guerrero asking that he take official stand against this project.
The Department of the Environment has spoken twice this week to the national news media about the Cayo Rosario project. On July 16th, Martin Alegria, the Chief Environmental Officer suggested to Love FM that the dredging for the Cayo Rosario project will not pose a serious threat. He stated that the dredging will be “minimal and hopefully done manually”.
New Craft Market Project to Start Shortly
The Caye Caulker Village Council in conjunction with BTB anticipates that the new craft market project will start shortly. As such The Caye Caulker Village Council needs to urgently complete the preparation for construction of the intended site of this new craft market.
As part of the preparation process The Caye Caulker Village had secured a court order to (1) remove the structure which Mr. Jacob Cabral had wrongly and illegally erected on the new craft market site and (2) to have Mr. Cabral vacate the property by the 16th July 2018. The eviction order against Mr. Cabral was sought because of his unauthorized use of the rented space, the resulting nuisance causing complaints by community members.
1st NO Plastic, NO Styrofoam Kids Summer Camp, 2018
Another productive day with our wonderful creative arts instructor Isabelle Carrio! This week Isa is working with our 8 to 11 yr olds, emphasizing the need to stop the use of single-use plastic and styrofoam disposable food utensils, and how these cause not only environmental and health pollution, but also kill the biodiversity in out ecosystems! Thank you Isa!
Paradise Theater playing this weekend
Duck Duck Goose, Ghost Stories, Prayer Before Dawn, Tully
Hijos del West to Perform at Taiwan's Yilan International Children's Folklore and Folkgame Festival
The National Institute of Culture and History (NICH) along with the Museum of Belize through the Benque House of Culture is happy to announce that the Hijos Del West Marimba group has been invited to, and will be attending, the Yilan International Children’s Folklore and Folkgame Festival.
The Hijos Del West musical group are finalizing their packing, preparations and perfecting their performance skills as they prepare for their flights on Friday. Ian Yacab age 23 (drums), Christian Archila age 20 (Guiro,maracas,drums), Emil Hernandez age 17 (marimba 1st voice), Luis Quiroz age 14 (bass guitar) and Leandro Pacheco age 9 (Marimba melodies) will represent Belize in Taiwan for almost a month, departing today the 20th of July and returning on the 23st of August. This dynamic group of young performers from Benque will be performing Mayan Cultural, contemporary and popular music being labeled as a Special Group on the Circle Stage.
Eduardo Aguilar called to the Bar Association of Belize
San Pedro’s Eduardo Aguilar is called to the Bar Association of Belize, today July 20th. The San Pedro Sun joins the entire island community and congratulates Eduardo Aguilar for being admitted to the Bar Association of Belize. The new Attorney-at-Law is now qualified to practice law in Belize after having satisfied the statutory requirements of the Legal Counsel.
The Women of the Americas donates 20 thousand dollars ($20,000) to the Cornerstone Foundation
The Women of the Americas, an organization comprised of wives of ambassadors to the Organization of American States (OAS), today provided 20 thousand dollars ($20,000) to the Cornerstone Foundation in San Ignacio Town.
The generous donation will be used to provide food to underprivileged children in the San Ignacio area. According to the Cornerstone Foundation, at least one year worth of meals will be provided.
The donation was handed over by Belize’s Permanent Representative to the OAS H.E. Daniel Gutierez and his wife, Erin Ryan Gutierez, who is a member of the Women of the Americas.
Prime Minister Departs Country for Medical Consultations
The Office of the Prime Minister informs that Prime Minister Rt. Hon. Dean Barrow left the country today, Friday, 20th July 2018, to continue medical consultations on his spinal condition.
The Prime Minister will return to Belize on Tuesday, 24th July 2018. In his absence, Hon. Hugo Patt, Minister of Natural Resources, will act as Prime Minister.
Ministry of Economic Development Responds to Article on "GOB grants major concession to BEC to import 75 new vehicles"
To Editor in Chief
Subject Reference: GOB grants major concession to BEC to import 75 new vehicles
On Friday, July 20th, 2018 in the Amandala Newspaper, an article was published under the Subject Reference.
Belize Estate Company Limited (the “Company”), specifically its Auto Rental Service arm, was issued a Fiscal Incentive on May 6, 2014, via (the “Principal Order”), to develop an auto rental operation with adherence to the standards as outlined by Alamo and National Car Rental brand. Subsequently, on March 5, 2018, the Company amended its Principal Order for the reduction of SUVs in its originally approved auto rental fleet to be replaced with Pickups, which was effected via Statutory Instrument #14 of 2018. However, the value of the initial concession and the concession period remains unchanged.
The Inspiration Center visits San Pedro Town
A team from The Inspiration Center was in San Pedro Town this week collecting information, assessing needs and resources, building relationships and trust, all in an effort to create the basis for their mobile team to begin offering services on the island.
PACT visits the Hol Chan Marine Reserve
This week PACT travelled to the Hol Chan Marine Reserve to catch up on an ongoing Large Grant with the Fisheries Department entitled “Hol Chan Marine Reserve Zone Expansion Project”. The implementation of this investment commenced in May 2017 and will see a total of $349,720.00 invested in the reserve over a 2-year period. The overall objective of the project is to expand the HCMR’s Enforcement, Tourism, Environmental Outreach and Education, Research and Monitoring Programs into its newly defined annex zones.
During this visit, PACT had an opportunity to visit the annex zones called Mexico Rocks (Zones G & H), Zone E & F and Shark Alley. These sites/zones are very remarkable snorkeling sites that have a diverse sea life. Since the establishment of these annexed zones, Hol Chan has seen a remarkable 90% increase in tourist visitation to the area. The project is therefore, providing for the constant monitoring and patrol of these annexed zones by the Fisheries Department HCMR Enforcement Unit. To complement the patrols, a new vessel and engine has been procured along with necessary enforcement equipment. Additionally, the new zones have been properly demarcated and mooring buoys installed for tourism purposes.
Fido's Costa Maya Party Up Weekend
August 3 & 4, No Cover charge.
ART & MASK MAKING WORKSHOP
If You are in Corozal, Belize, check out this awesome opportunity to learn how to make your own Deco Art from the plentiful supply of upcycle coconut frond branches. August 20th-23rd 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon at the House of Culture. PLEASE SHARE THIS INVITATION WITH OTHERS. THANKS!
In preparation, please RSVP as soon as possible.
Marie Sharp's Original Garlic Released
Marie Sharp has released her newest flavor: Original Garlic. It'll be in stores this coming week. If you can't wait to try it, you can head down south and find it at the Marie Sharp's factory.
In related news, she's been winning awards all over the world: "2018 Hot Sauce and BBQ Festival in Germany, Our Beware Hot Sauce got 1st place for Best Hot Sauce and Smokin Marie got 3rd best BBQ sauce! This is a repeat achievement to last year's festival where Beware and Smoked Habanero both got 1st place."
"Same great tast... Just more Garlic. Look out for our new Garlic Habanero Pepper sauce, in local stores near you."
Rotaract Back to School Drive 2018
The Rotaract Club of Benque Viejo is having their 5th Annual Back to School Drive. If you can help a child with some school supplies, give them a call.
"Rotaract Club of Benque Viejo proudly announces the 5th Annual Back to School Drive!
This year we are optimistic to inspire the village of Calla Creek in the Cayo District. This will be done by collect school supplies or monetary donations to make this a reality.
Join us today in inspiring each of them!
Contact us on:
626-8311/ 670-4756 / 631-5131"
Great Opportunity! Santa Clara Scholarships! APPLY NOW!
CJ Says UDP Won in SP
The PUP failed to convince Chief Justice Kenneth Benjamin that he should set aside the March 7 Municipal Election results in San Pedro. That means that Incumbent Mayor Daniel Guerrero, and the UDP 7 will be allowed to hold on to their council seats in the island town. That was the decision that the Chief Justice handed down today after almost 2 and a half months of deliberation.
The PUP Mayoral aspirant for San Pedro, Andre Perez, and his PUP 7 team, challenged the results of the election on the premise that there was supposedly a discrepancy of 275 ballots from polling station #37 on the island town.
Because the margin of victory was so small for the UDP slate, the PUP felt that they had a strong case to convince the judge to set aside the results of the election, based on this discrepancy.
At the end of the news last night we told you about a man who had been shot on Central American Boulevard and was unresponsive. Well, he died this morning.
34 year old stevedore Raymond Arnold succumbed to his injuries in the wee hours of the morning.
Around 7:15, Arnold was riding his bicycle on Central American Boulevard along with another person- also a stevedore. Both men were travelling from the direction of the Port of Belize to the Faber's Road junction when when a man on a motorcycle pulled up and shot Arnold from behind. At least two bullets hit their target. ARNOLD fell to the pavement unresponsive and was rushed to the hospital suffering from gunshot wounds to the right upper chest and the left lower abdomen.
A Rare Murder Conviction
30 year-old Henry Jacobs, the man accused of the 2012 murder of Brian Welch was found guilty of murder today by Justice Marilyn Williams. Tonight, he is back in jail awaiting sentencing.
Jacobs stood trial without a jury in which Crown Counsel Rene Montero tried to prove to the court that he shot and killed 49 year-old Brian Welch, who was also known as "Yankee".
That murder happened on April 29, 2012, when a gunman opened fire on him on Central American Boulevard. He was hit to the mouth, the chest, and the abdomen area. He reportedly ran from his assailant, but he collapsed under a coconut tree, where he bled out and died.
Charged For A Ferocious Dog
They say a dog is a man's best friend, but one elderly man from Albert Hoy Street will pay dearly for that friendship after his dog mauled a young girl.
72-year-old Mario Sandoval, a retiree of Albert Hoy Street is out on bail after being charged for "Kept unmuzzled ferocious dog at large". In April, his dog bit an 11 year-old student and dragged her on side walk. The girl, Clare Alamilla, was walking her 5 month old poodle, Ollie past Sandoval's home when his big dog allegedly rushed out of his gate and attacked the tiny poodle; she tried to protect it by throwing it in the bushes, and that's when the attacking dog clipped her arm and dragged the child down the sidewalk.
Two More Murderers Get Bail
It used to never ever happen, but bail is now becoming commonplace for alleged murderers on remand.
Today, Twenty-four year old Travis Navarro - who has been on remand for 5 years - was granted $10,000 bail by Justice Antoinette Moore. He is accused of killing 21 year old Rajiv Gonguez in May 2013 on North Front Street by the Brown Sugar Marketplace in a Pathfinder.
Gonguez went into the market to pick up a neighbor and was ambushed by a killer on the way out. Gonguez was shot in his face and chest and he was pronounced dead on arrival at the hospital.
Police said Navarro was the shooter. Today he was offered and met bail of $10,000 on the condition that he attends the Supreme Court before Justice Marilyn Williams on September 18; that he reports to Belmopan Police Station every Tuesday and Friday..
Kills The Pain Of Prison With Bail
Last week Thursday, we told you about the 3 persons who police arrested and charged in Cayo, after they were busted with over 8 kilos of the highly addictive pain medication, Oxycodone. Well tonight, one of the accused is out on bail after applying to the Supreme Court.
He's Ricardo Chanek, a taxi driver of Benque Viejo Town, and his attorney, Ronell Gonzalez, made the bail application on his behalf this morning. After hearing from Crown Counsel Janelle Tillett about possible objections coming from the DPP's Office, Justice Antoinette Moore granted him bail of $15,000 with the conditions that he attends all the adjournments of the drug trafficking case, that he reports to the Benque Viejo Police Station every Friday, that he does not interfere with the prosecution's witnesses, and that he is not to be re-arrested for any other offenses while out on bail.
For Fear of Phishing, Heritage Goes Offline
On Wednesday night you heard the Managing Director of Heritage Bank sound a public warning to his customers about phishing scams targeting Heritage customers. But even though the public advisory went out - customers continued to be duped, by clicking on links in phishing mails. That exposed their account information to fraudsters. And, on Thursday, when Duncan and his bank's IT team saw the trend continuing, despite the public warning - he did the unexpected: he took down all his bank's online services. He told us why and what he did next:...
Steve Duncan - Managing Director, Heritage Bank:
"Yesterday, we were monitoring the situation and yesterday afternoon, I made a decision to just shut down the system."
"Shutdown which system?"
Cautious Optimism For Bze Trade Future
Turning now to news on an international perspective, the Ministry of Trade and Economic Development is looking to the future of international trade relations with cautious optimism. And for good reason, while the economic powerhouses of the world continue to wage war on the economic front, it is left to be seen how Belize will be affected. The EU, the UK, and the US, Belize's major trading partners, are three actors entangled in an ongoing trade war. But according to the Director General of Foreign Trade for the Ministry of Trade, Investment and Economic Development, while the international context is concerning, there is no real reason to worry for the time being.
Andy Sutherland, Director General of Foreign Trade:
"What we haven't seen at this point is any real impact on the Belize. Belize is a member of CARICOM and as such this region is afforded duty free access to the US market for 90% plus of the goods we produced..."
Trade Guidelines Drafted
And what would trade be without a guide? In 2016 the Ministry launched an initiative to develop a National Trade Policy to give guidance as it relates to foreign trade strategies. Since then, they have been engaged in consultations with all major stakeholders. They have now finished their rounds with the public sector and are moving unto the private sector. Sutherland gave us a preview of how the first draft looks.
The National Trade Policy is scheduled to be launched later this year.
Trading Coverage For Lunch
And keeping it in trade, today Beltraide in coordination with the Ministry of Investment, Trade and Commerce hosted the media at a luncheon and mixer today. Director General Andy Sutherland told us why they think it's important to engage the media for more than free publicity:
Patt PM Again
Minister of natural Resources, Hugo Patt, is the acting Prime Minister of Belize tonight. PM Dean Barrow has left the country earlier today. According to a government press release, the Prime Minister left to seek further medical consultations on his spinal condition. No information was given of when he is scheduled to return.
Deputy PM Patrick Faber is in Claifornia along with the Belize Film Commission to host Hollywood executives and international investors, as well as members of the Belizean diaspora involved in the film industry, at a Luncheon on tomorrow in Southern California.
De La Ho’s Mystery Unravelled
Belizean currency trader Javier de la Ho Duarte is facing heavy charges in Guatemala after he was caught in Melchor with two AK-47 rifles, seventy-five rounds of ammunition and cash in an assortment of currencies including U.S. Belize dollars.
Now, 7News has learned that de la Ho Duarte is from Benque Viejo where he started out as a money changer at the Western border. But, he reportedly hit the big time after he teamed up with a Chinese businessman in Belmopan and they became the sole agents for a Modern Cigarettes in Belize. The Modern brand is imported from China and reportedly enters Belize's free zone in large volumes - as many as 50 to 60 containers per month - according to our sources. Now, there are 200 cases per container, so that's 10 to 12 thousand cases a month.
J’can’s Survive 25 Days At Sea
3 Jamaicans are very fortunate to be alive tonight, after they were lost at sea for 25 days. They drifted all the way from Jamaican territorial waters to Belize, landing on San Pedro.
They have been identified as 50 year-old Noel Samuels, 23 year-old Romeo Lewis, and 44 year-old Karma Beckford, and they are all fishermen from Westmoreland, the westernmost parish of Jamaica. On June 23, they left their homes to go on a fishing trip in their 28-foot vessel. They intended to travel only 15 miles off the coast of Negril, but they began having engine problems. That caused them to drift out into the high seas, and they soon got lost. They drifted for over 700 miles - and almost an entire month - in open waters, surviving the ordeal, until the sea currents brought them to San Pedro, Belize.
Hijos Del West Travel East
A marimba group out of Benque Viejo, flew out of Belize today en-route to Taiwan. They are to participate in the upcoming cultural and folklore music festival in the island nation. Today the band stopped by the Taiwan embassy for a short briefing of the Taiwan cultural experience and to prepare them for the culture shock of a month on tour in a foreign land. There we took the opportunity to speak with band members to ask them about their upcoming performance in Taiwan.
Hijos del West, which is the band's group name, will be in Taiwan for the Yilan International Children's Folkgame and Folklore Festival at the Dongshan River Water Park which runs for an entire month. They band is scheduled to return to Belize on the 23rd of August.
From Xalapa To Bliss
A celebrated Mexican orchestra is visiting Belize and is bringing wondrous music to the Bliss Center for Performing Arts. They are the Philharmonic Orchestra of Xalapa, Veracruz, which is performing tonight along with pianist and composer Mario Luciano Pech Rivero from the Universidad de Quintana Roo. We asked him what Belizeans should expect.
The concert begins in the next few minutes at 7:30 and entrance is 20 dollars.
A Stevedore is Executed on His Way Home from Port
There was an execution in the city early on Tuesday night but stevedore, Raymond Arnold did not survive the second attempt on his life. At about seven-thirty after completing his [...]
Chief Justice dismisses PUP’s San Pedro Election Petition
Chief Justice Kenneth Benjamin today dismissed an election petition brought by the People’s United Party against the San Pedro Town Council, affirming the results of the March seventh elections results. [...]
Attorney Estevan Perrera: This Was Both a Moral and Legal Win
Mayor Daniel Guerrero and his team were represented by Attorney Estevan Perrera. Following the C.J.’s ruling, Perrera told the press that the law recognizes that errors and minor miscalculations would [...]
Lost at Sea for 25 days – Three Jamaicans drifted into Belizean Waters
Three Jamaicans who drifted for twenty-five days at sea were lucky to dock in Ambergris Caye on Thursday morning. The men, twenty-three-year-old Romeo Lewis, forty-four-year-old Karma Beckford and fifty-year-old Noel [...]
No New Concession for Auto Rental Business Says Tracy Taegar-Panton
The auto rental business qualifies for fiscal incentives; that’s according to the Ministry of Trade and Economic Development. An article in another sector of the media reported today that the [...]
National Sports Council Wants $5K from OWTC to Use People’s Stadium for Fiestarama
For residents of Orange Walk and others, Fiestarama is one of the most anticipated and biggest event in the municipality. This year, the municipal fair has been scheduled to take [...]
Will Fiestarama Be Cancelled?
According to Deputy Mayor Ian Cal, the revenues generated from Fiestarama are used to fund a summer program for youth in the municipality. He says that if the National Sports [...]
Fifteen Year Old Elan White Missing
The family of Elan White, a fifteen-year-old student from Ladyville, needs assistance in locating the young man. Elan, according to his mother Shamalin White, left home on third of July [...]
Belize remains on Tier Three in respect of human trafficking
Belize remains on Tier Three in respect of human trafficking. A report by the State Department knocks the government for not fully meeting the minimum standards for the elimination of [...]
Drug Bust in Teakettle
On Thursday, police seized one hundred and nineteen grams of cannabis from a Teakettle resident in the Cayo District. During a patrol in the village, police spotted twenty-five year old [...]
Special Sitting of the CCJ Held in St. Vincent and the Grenadines
A second Special Sitting of the Caribbean Court of Justice was held today in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. This was the first time that the C.C.J. sat in Saint [...]
A Summer Camp for Robotics and Coding
A robotics and computer coding camp wrapped up today at the Samuel Haynes Institute in Belize City. Thirty kids between the ages of eleven and fourteen were selected to learn [...]
Chamber to P.M., “The seemingly ‘insoluble’ is rather very much ‘soluble’.”
The Chamber of Commerce and Industry admonished the Government back in June for the exceedingly high fuel taxes. Prime Minister Barrow later responded saying that taxes weren’t going down. In [...]
Hijos del West Marimba Group Goes to Taiwan
Hijos del West Marimba Group left Belize today for a month-long performance in Taiwan. The group out of Benque Viejo del Carmen was invited to attend the Yilan International Children’s [...]
A Mexican Orchestra in Belize
The Philharmonic Orchestra of Xalapa in Mexico is in Belize tonight putting on a twentieth anniversary show. The fifty-member orchestra says that the milestone celebration will feature a single show [...]
Four Ladies Vying for Ms Indian Cultural Pageant.
Four young ladies are vying for the title of the fifth annual Miss Indian Cultural Pageant. It is a pageant that aims to raise awareness and appreciation for East Indians [...]
A murder in Waiting – the last ride home
A Belize City man was killed on Thursday in Belize City. The grief is still fresh and the family was unable to speak about the loss of their loved one. Love News tried to put the pieces together of the victim’s last moments. Rivero Street is a stone’s throw away from Faber’s road. It has …
Marimba group represents Belize in Taiwan Festival
A local Marimba group is on its way to the Republic of China on Taiwan. The group, Los Hijos del West from Benque Viejo Del Carmen traveled today to Taiwan to take part in the Yilan International Children’s Folklore and Folkgames Festival. Los Hijosdel West has been playing marimba music since 2013. They will be …
Baby gets heart surgery in Cayman
A Belizean mother and child were featured in an online video in the Cayman Islands a few days ago. The baby, Grayson Reneau received heart surgery at Health City Cayman Islands Hospital. According to the mother, Jamie Lord, he was born with a heart murmur and specialists in Belize diagnosed him with a heart defect …
COURT RULES IN FAVOR OF UDP
The Peoples United Party (PUP) received a major blow as they lost the last hope of changing the political landscape on Ambergris Caye. However, there is bound to be a celebration by Mayor Daniel Guerrero and his six councilors after Chief Justice Kenneth Benjamin dismissed the PUP’s request that the elections be declared void. In …
Is Fiestarama in Orange Walk still on?
The Orange Walk Town Council is back in the news for a second time this week. The Council and the National Sports Council are at loggerheads over the use of the People’s Stadium. Deputy Mayor of Orange Walk Ian Cal told Love News that they are being required to pay over five thousand dollars to …
Internet scam artists target online bankers in Belize
Cybercrime is not very common in Belize, at least not yet. But internet scam artists are making their way into the country and it appears that they are presently out to steal your money through your online bank account. The Management of Heritage Bank has sounded the alarm on this. Managing Director, Stephen Duncan has …
Jamaicans lost at sea wind up on San Pedro
Three Jamaican fishermen were lost at sea and wound up on the island. The men, identified as 50-year-old Noel Samuels, 23-year-old Romeo Lewis, and 44-year-old Karma Beckford were reportedly adrift at sea for about 25 days. Reports indicate that the boat Captain, Noel Samuels and the other two men left Lucy, West Moreland Jamaica on …
Teenage boy missing for over two weeks
15-year-old Elan White of Ladyville has been reported missing. His mother told Police he left their home on Marage Road on July third and he has not been seen or heard from since. Elan stands about five feet six inches in height. He is slim built and has low black hair. If you know where …