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The San Pedro Sun

Island visitor sponsors Do The Right Thing Pedestrian Crossing summer program
Tourist Ross Otte from Houston, Texas, USA has officially become the full sponsor for Do The Right Thing Pedestrian Crossing summer program currently taking place in San Pedro Town. The summer program is led by activist Philip ‘Fawda’ Henry and Adilee Mckoy, with the goal of educating island children on social issues. Otte decided to fully sponsor the summer program because as a way of giving back. “When I was a child I needed help and I met people like Henry and Mckoy who helped me to become a successful person, so it’s mostly a way to giving back to help out these children that stole my heart. I believe that sports and counselling will keep them out of the negative things in life,” he said.

Caye Caulker Fire Department receives donation of two LifeVacs
The Caye Caulker Fire Department has received yet another crucial donation to boost their emergency response services on La Isla Carińosa. They were the recipients of a set of LifeVac units, a non-powered suction rescue device used for resuscitating a victim when their airway is obstructed, courtesy of LifeVac, a medical company out of Springfield Gardens in New York City, New York, United States of America (USA). The LifeVacs are expected to further prepare the Caye Caulker Firefighters and enhance their ability to save lives. Miguel Matus, head of the Fire Department in Caye Caulker, has been a vocal advocate for the safety of the island, its residents and visitors. He has been sourcing supplies in order to better respond to emergencies, and after contacting the folks at LifeVac he was met with an overwhelmingly positive response.

Doctor Love: Torn
Dear Doctor Love, My husband and daughter have turned our house into a war zone. She and her dad have always been best buddies until this past year, when she turned fourteen. She began wearing make-up and more revealing clothes and staying out past curfew. He makes her take off the lipstick, sends her to her room to change into what he thinks is more appropriate and grounds her when she is late. Then they fight for days. I hate being in the middle. He feels we need to present a united front and just tell her how it will be and she says she is just behaving like a normal teenage girl.

Misc Belizean Sources

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Budding Entrepreneur put out of business
About 8:45 p.m, on the 21.7.2018, Corozal police saw a budding entrepreneur, 24 year old Dean Renald Bruhier, 24-year-old of Patchakan Village on his company motorcycle. The business man had his signature camouflage knapsack with him. At the business end of 7th Avenue and 5th Street, officers audited the mobile institution and confiscated 7 parcels of cannabis weighing a total of 4,265grams. Bruhier’s clientele will have to find a new supplier of his services as he was arrested and charged with Drug Trafficking.

BELMOPAN ROBBERY
About 1:15 p.m., on 20.7.2018, Police visited Diversified Life Solutions located at No. 17 Mahogany Street, in Belmopan City where 19 year old Junior Santiago, a Belizean Western Union Operator reported that about 1:05 p.m., while at his workplace, two men armed with a handgun demanded that he opened the office door. They stole $4200.

Mom and daughter shot while sleeping
On 22.7.2018 about 2:25 a.m., the Bennett family was asleep in their Gill Street home when someone walked into the yard and fired several shots at the house. Roy Bennett, his wife Alva Moody and daughter Ethany were sleeping inside a room when the shots were fired. Alva was shot to the buttocks and thigh and also grazed to the abdomen. Three year old Ethany was shot to the right side of her forehead. Ethany Bennett is in a critical condition. The police say they are investigating this incident.

Celebrating Holy Cha Chaac
500 years after the Maya of Northern Belize continue with their Maya spirituality . The Maya people of San Jose & San Pablo in the Orange Walk district celebrating the Holy Cha Chaac .

The Reporter

BELIZE’S BASKETBALL TEAM WAS TIRED, AND LOST TO COSTA RICA
Some sad faces are in Belize tonight and probably the coming week since Belize’s National Basketball team lost to Costa Rica 52 to 57 in a low scoring match that was probably one of the worst games the team has played in as long as many can remember. Belize had many fans rooting for the team at every basket, with a lot of OOo’s and awww’s when they missed many shots. The team seemed a bit tired, and may not have recovered physically from the win against EL Salvador on Friday night., so maybe that is the reason for the loss.

“MAJOR CRIMES”, DOWN, BUT ARE BELIZEANS ANY SAFER
Earlier this month, the Ministry of National Security issued a release saying that major crimes have been trending down this year. The Ministry emphasized that its statement came out following a meeting with the business sector including the Belize Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Belize Chinese Association, and the Belize National Teachers Union, where those parties expressed concerns that the crime situation is spiraling out of control.

COROZAL MAN CHARGED FOR DRUG TRAFFICKING
A routine stop and search led police to a drug trafficking bust of over four kilograms of marijuana. Police were on mobile patrol in Corozal Town around 8:45 p.m. yesterday when they noticed a man on a motorcycle with a camouflage backpack and decided to stop him at the corner of 7th Avenue and 5th Street.

TODDLER & MOTHER SHOT WHILE IN BED
A three-year-old girl and her mother were shot early this morning while they slept. Police say that Alva Moody, 23, of Gill Street, and her daughter were in bed along with her common-law husband Roy Bennett when someone walked into their yard and opened fire on their house.

Breaking Belize NewsPJ

Re-registration 2018 – Voters list filtered or polluted?
The national re-registration process is currently on-going countrywide in Belize. The process began on July 1, and the latest statistics indicated that as of July 14, 35,951 Belizeans had re-registered in Belize. […]

Re-registration, a National Process!
The national re-registration process is on-going countrywide. Belize’s Elections and Boundaries Department have established registration centers in every electoral division in Belize. The process is a national one for all Belizeans to register anew to be able to participate in any referendum or election in Belize. […]

Two alleged murderers released on bail
On July 20, 2018, alleged murderers Travis Navarro, 24, and Troy Hyde, 30, were released on bail by Justice Antoinette Moore. Navarro is accused of killing Rajiv Gonguez, 21, on North Front Street, Belize City, after Gonguez reportedly went to pick up a neighbor at the Brown Sugar Market Place in May 2013. […]

Destra Garcia quietly settles lawsuit with Belizean fan for injuries he sustained during a 2015 performance
Reliable sources have confirmed to Breaking Belize News that Destra Garcia has quietly settled her lawsuit with Fernando Oliva, over injuries he sustained during her performance at a concert in Belize. The inside source explained that after Oliva’s attorney made an application to have the judgment won in Belize enforced in Trinidad, Destra’s legal representatives brokered a deal which included a non-disclosure agreement […]

House Republicans propose bill to ban raising gay pride flags at US Embassies around the world
Republican Jeff Duncan of South Carolina, United States of America is leading the charge among members of the ‘Grand Old Party’ (GOP) to propose a bill that would prevent U.S. Embassies around the world from flying gay pride flags. The bill also proposes to ban all other flags from being flown with the American flag, not just the rainbow flag. […]

Ministry of Human Development hosts leadership workshop
The Ministry of Human Development, Social Transformation, and Poverty Alleviation last week hosted a training for mid-level managers in the ministry. Eighteen mid-level managers participated in the week-long training which equipped them with the skills needed to improve their leadership and supervisory skills. […]

Law Student takes CARICOM to Court
Please take notice that in a significant and historic move for justice, Mr Jason Jones, President and Co-founder of the Association of Caribbean Students for Equal Access to the Legal Profession (ACSEAL) has initiated legal proceedings in the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) against the Council for Legal Education (CLE), […]

SEA and Belize Audubon Society host Boat to Boat outreach
Today, the Southern Environmental Association (SEA) in collaboration with the Belize Audubon Society (BAS) conducted Boat to Boat outreach within the Southern Barrier Reef Complex in Southern Belize. Over sixty fishers in Managed Access Area 3 learned to fill catch logbooks. […]

Fair weather to continue
A moderate easterly airflow prevails over the area. Mostly sunny skies are expected today. The wind will blow from the East at 10 to 20 knots. The sea state will be choppy. […]

Three year old girl shot in the head, her mother shot multiple times
Ethany Bennett, a three-year-old baby girl, was shot in her head early this morning in Belize City. According to reports, she was sleeping with her parents inside their Gill Street home sometime after 2 a.m. when a man walked into their yard and opened fire on their house. […]

Blogs

Colors fest 2018 was held at Corozal Rainbow Beach
It was the second annual Colors Beach Festival Foam # Paint # Water. COLORS BEACH FESTIVAL | Foam + Paint + Water was held on Saturday July 21, 2018 @ Rainbow Beach. This event is several DJ's come and party all night djing. While paint-foam-water is being thrown at the audience. Music By: DJ Callie - DJ Kenneth - Generation 2 - DJ Infinity - DeeJay Dev + Special Guest NO FEAR DJS & DJ ODYSSEY 15$ were presold tickets and 20$ at the gate was charged for tickets. Colors fest was one of the fun night to see everyone dancing and getting painted. They even threw glow in the dark sticks to hyoen the croud. There were inclusive bar aea for drinks.

Videos

  • Lionfish are invading Belize & we need your help!, 2min. Our team at the Belize Reef Conservation project are helping protect the future of reefs through constant and active Lionfish population control, spearing and collecting the specimens during diving conservation work. The team are also helping the local restaurants drum up demand for Lionfish so local fishermen can join in the cull and sell on their catches to chefs to make tasty fish fingers, tacos and ceviche!

  • Highlights, Belize vs Costa Rica, 1min.

  • Scuba Diving Belize 2018, 25min.

  • Belize Diving - Turneffe Atoll - Day 1 and 2, 10min.

  • Belize Diving - Turneffe Atoll - Day 3, 7min.

  • Belize Diving - Turneffe Atoll - Day 4, 8min.

  • Belize Diving - Turneffe Atoll - Day 5 and 6, 11min.

  • Flighthouse Zipline - Harvest Caye, Belize, 3min.

  • Belize Snorkeling Excursion, 8min. This video was taken while snorkeling in Belize while on a Carnival cruise.

  • Belize Cave Tubing, 17min. Belize Cave Tubing with Ian and Micayla on our cruise in 2013.

  • Shark stealing our fish, Belize January 2017, 1/2min. Spear fishing for lionfish in Hopkins, Belize. A nurse shark came along and stole a meal.

  • EPIC!! EPIC!! Night fishing round 2 at Suenos Del Mar, 13min. This place is located far north of the Island it take us 1 hour and a half to reach it was a night like no other we really catch some nice size snappers.

  • Belize vs Costa Rica - FIBA AmeriCup 2021 Pre-Qualifier, 3hr.

  • San Pedro Tour Operators Association, 3min. Last day of knowledge review...lets go diving