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The San Pedro Sun

Three more delegates arrive for Reina de la Costa Maya 2018!
At 5:20PM, Maya Island Air touched down with three more beauties aboard: Miss Costa Rica, Miss El Salvador and Miss Belize! Costa Rica’s Adriana Alvarado, El Salvador’s Naydin Renderos and Belize’s Marcia Moody were all smiles and waves as they alighted the plane, greeting their chaperones and the media gathered to photograph their arrival. After the requisite arrival photos, they boarded the classic red Ramon’s Village Resort golf carts and whisked away to their rooms.

Reina de la Costa Maya 2018 delegates begin arriving on Ambergris Caye
Miss Mexico, Miss Honduras and Miss Guatemala have all touched down on Ambergris Caye ready to begin preparations for the Reina de la Costa Maya pageant. Arriving first on the 9:40AM Maya Island Air flight was Cynthia de la Vega, of Mexico. She welcomed Miss Honduras Mary Cardona – who arrived shortly after, and alongside reigning queen Michelle Nuñez, the delegates awaited Miss Guatemala at the Maya Island Air waiting lounge. They posed happily for photos, snapping away their own videos and photos for Instagram, Snapchat and even Facebook.

Ambergris Today

Belize Represented In Beach Volleyball At The 2018 Central American And Caribbean Games
Kelsey Balderamos and Emma Hoare departed Belize on Tuesday, July 24, 2018 to Barranquilla, Colombia to compete in Female Beach Volleyball at the XXIII Central American and Caribbean Games Barranquilla 2018, where 37 nations are competing in 47 different sport disciplines. The Volleyball competition will take place from Saturday, July 28 to Wednesday, August 1, at the Puerto Colombia beaches.

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June 2018 External Trade & Consumer Price Index
For the month of June 2018, the results of the Statistical Institute of Belize's monthly Consumer Price Index survey showed that, on average, Belizean households experienced a 0.6 percent increase in the cost of regularly purchased goods and services when compared to the same month last year. The All-Items Consumer Price Index (CPI) stood at 105.0, an increase from 104.4 in June 2017 (see Figure 1). For the first six months of the year, a year to date inflation rate of 0.02 percent was recorded. The total value of Belize’s domestic exports for the month of June 2018 was $35.9 million, down 7.3 percent or $2.8 million from the $38.7 million recorded for June 2017.

NEMO Conducts Training in Partnership with United Nation’s Emergency Task Team
The National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO), in partnership with the United Nations’ Emergency Task Team (UNETT) in Belize, is conducting a three-day training covering various aspects of Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and Emergency Management from today, Tuesday, July 24 to Thursday, July 26, 2018 at Dream Valley Belize in Teakettle Village, Cayo District. Areas covered in the first two days (today and tomorrow) include the basics of gender equality in the context of Disaster Risk Reduction, Climate Change adaption in the execution of Emergency Management duties, Emergency Care for the vulnerable in times of disaster. On Thursday, the training will focus on Damage Assessment and Needs Analysis (DANA) aimed at improving capacity in providing sector reports as part and parcel of the national report to meet international standard.

Belize Welcomes Miss Mexico
Miss Mexico to reperesnt at International Costa Maya that will be held at San Pedro On August 3-5th. This morning the BTB introduced her with a warm welcome this morning at the Northern Border. Everyone that saw her took photos and felt happy to be in Belize. Are you ready for the 26th Annual International Costa Maya Festival?! Bring out the entire family to experience an amazing weekend of pageantry, dances and live musical performances, on "La Isla Bonita!"

The National Channel TV Commercial Casting Call
DO YOU WANT TO BE A PART OF A TV COMMERCIAL SHOOT? HAVE SOME FUN AND EARN SOME CASH. JOIN US SATURDAY AND MONDAY AT OUR CASTING CALL.

Jacinto Pat
Jacinto Pat was a batab (Yucatec Maya indigenous intendant) from the town of Tihosuco. He was leader and initiator - along with Cecilio Chi and Manuel Antonio Ay - of the denominated War of Castes (1848-1901). According to the Encyclopedia of Quintana Roo, Pat is an ancient Mayan surname that means "invent", "create", "make things with mud or wax". Before the Spanish invasion, this family ruled the Maya province of Ekab, had great power and presence on the island of Cozumel. Ah Naum Pat was the halach uinic of Cozumel, and when the invaders arrived many inhabitants of that island moved to the Yucatan peninsula, more than 70 families with this surname lived in Cochuah, especially in Tihosuco. In the book The Conspiracy of Xinum, the Yucatan writer Ermilo Abreu Gómez says that the Maya who were in the service of Jacinto Pat called him Tatich and shared with them the products and profits of the land.

Live Music with Tull!
clock Thursday, July 26 at 6 PM - 9 PM, Iguana Juan's Restaurant & Bar. Join us as we welcome back one of San Pedro's favorite musicians, Tull, as he returns to La Isla Bonita for a limited engagement! Don't miss this one night only event at Iguana Juan's!

Costa Maya Delegates are here!
Official welcome dinner took place last night at Pineapples Restaurant at Ramon’s Village! Welcome to La Isla Bonita!

Belize achieves substantial progress in the health of their most vulnerable populations – women and children
The Ministry of Health receives award of US$150,000 dollars for having met the objectives of the second operation of the Salud Mesoamerica Health Initiative project. Belmopan. July 25, 2018. Access to quality health services for the most vulnerable women and children in Belize has improved in the last four years. The results of the second operation of the Salud Mesoamerica Health Initiative (SMI) (2012-2017) show important advances in access to quality health care for the most vulnerable 20% of the country's population. Among the main achievements is the increase in the number of women who choose to use family planning methods after childbirth, growing from 7 percent in 2013 to 90.3% in 2017. Likewise, the number of women who received medical attention in the first seven days after delivery increased from 41.7% in 2013 to 75.4% in 2017.

Here are a few more highlights from our Rotary International President Barry Rassin and Esther Rassin’s visit to Belize
We are also honored to host our 4250 District Governor Jose Interiano and his wife Ena whom have joined us to celebrate Rotary in Belize. It’s been a most memorable few days with more to come. Thank you sincerely to all who have supported and helped us along the way.

Great Career Opportunity in the Tourism Sector - NOW HIRING!
El Pescador Lodge and Villas located on San Pedro, Ambergris Caye is seeking a General Manager (GM). The GM will serve as lodge host, accommodating all guest requests and issues. The GM provides overall daily leadership and guidance to the Senior Managers as they strive to achieve the highest quality of service standards. Maintaining excellent overall team morale is essential to accomplishing El Pescador’s service goals. The GM must be friendly, trustworthy, reliable and an excellent team builder with strong interpersonal skills. Ability to multitask independently and to respond to all situations in a calm and professional manner is a must. The position requires a high level of responsibility; applicants should possess strong communication and management skills.

CHANGE OF DATE - SUN SPLASH KARATE CONNECTION
Corozal - CHANGE OF DATE - SUN SPLASH KARATE CONNECTION WILL NOW BE HELD SUNDAY, AUGUST 26TH, 2018 at the Rainbow Beach/Park. For Booths or other info please call 622-6548. Sponsored by the Corozal Town Council.

Power outage scheduled for Sunday, July 29 from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. to affect a portion of Belize City
ntire Lake Independence area including Morning Glory Street, Mahogany Street between Central American Boulevard and Sittee Street, St. Jude Street, Hondo Street; Mopan Street, Nargusta Street, Sarstoon Street, Courtney’s Crescent; Mahogany Street between Casuarina Street and Holy Emmanuel Street including Black Orchid Street, Jasmine Street, Periwinkle Street and Hibiscus Street; Marigold, Fern and Croton Lanes; Tibruce, Carnation, Heart, Scaber, and Venus Flytrap Streets; Partridge Street, Casuarina Street, Western and Electric Avenues; Violet, Police, Sunflower, Gordon, Canondate, Hyde, Raleigh, Jones, Diego, Balan and Riverside Streets; Mokay Boulevard, Complex Avenue; Cumberbatch, Gladden, Brown and Giles Streets; Lacroix Boulevard, Rootsville; Central American Boulevard, portion Cemetery Road, Daker Street, Coffin Street, Elston Kerr Street, Rosalie Street, Antelope Street Extension, Iguana Street Extension, Pelican Street Extension, Raccoon Street Extension, Sister Mary Benedict Street, Neal Pen Road Extension, Arlington Drive, Trinity Street, Unity Street, Louise Bevans Street, Freedom Street, South Creek Road, Ramsey Street, Muhammed Ali Street, Benbow Street, Rudan Street, Neal Pen Road, Haynes Street, Kraal Road, Supal Street, Boots Crescent, Monroe Street, Matura Street and Doris Brooks Street. BEL to connect new high voltage power lines, relocate existing high voltage power lines, and install structure for high voltage power lines.

FCD Belize Establishes 3,500 seedling nursery
Members of the FCD Youth Environmental Group, Department of Youth Services and Jade of Arenal joined in the Vaca Forest Reserve to assist in the establishment of a 3,500 seedling nursery. These seedings will eventually be planted in the reserve.

Channel 7

Two Brothers Killed In PG Fatal
Last night we had the late breaking story just outside of Punta Gorda Town, where a car overturned, resulting in multiple casualties. Well, we can report tonight that there were 4 men in the vehicle, and 2 died from massive injuries they suffered when they were flung from the car. It happened just before 6:00, 10 miles outside of Punta Gorda Town. That’s where they found this flattened 4-door Toyota Corolla car, extensively damaged. It appeared as though the vehicle flipped several times before coming to a complete stop. 28 year-old Jamie Archer, his 27 year-old brother Anthony Alfonso Archer, 20 year-old Darian Romero, and 17 year-old Jerry Cruz had all been flung from the car and were unconscious on the side of the road.  But, when we told you about the accident last night - the report was that only three men were involved. 

After Etana, Another Gill Street Shooting
3 year-old Etana Bennett was shot early on Sunday morning while she slept with her parents inside their Gill Street home. She succumbed to that gunshot injury to her temple, after clinging to life for almost 40 hours.  Her death has caused major public outrage because another innocent child has become a casualty of a gang war that she had nothing to do with.  In response, police stepped up their presence on Gill Street to try and contain any further acts of aggression or retaliation.  So, with police erecting a checkpoint in the area, it should have been safe.  But, last night a shooter went back there, and attempted to kill 26 year-old Eric Tillett.

Outrage After Etana Murder
Today, the National Committee for Families and Children expressed its outrage condemning the killing of baby Etana. Their release states, quote, “The NCFC is deeply saddened and outraged by this report! We extend our deepest condolences to the family of this child…. according to Article 19 of the United Nations Conventions on the Rights of the Child (CRC), every child has the right to be protected from being hurt and mistreated, in body or mind. These recurring incidents are therefore clear violations of this right of children. We reiterate that children are innocent beings and should never be subjected to these types of situations.”  End quote.   The NCFC release ends by commending the Ministry of National Security and the Ministry of Human Development for their commitment to provide support to the grieving family.

Attempted Robbery In Downtown Area
There was an attempted robbery today, near downtown Belize City.  It happened on Dean Street at the main office for BPMS - or Belize Package and Mail Service Company.   That’s right next to Channel 7, but the company employees wouldn’t discuss what happened.  All we know is that two robbers went in on bicycles, and ended up running off and leaving the bikes behind.  They did not steal anything - and police - who have blanketed the downtown area for the past four weeks - responded in large numbers.  We saw four police mobiles there at one point.  

Cash Crisis In Cane Country
Tonight, cane farmers in the north are saying that they’ve received “a terrible blow” with what is known as the “second payment” for sugar.   As might have been expected, with world sugar prices crashing, the payment is very low - and farmers are saying they won’t be able to pay their loans, and may have to abandon the industry. It’s a cane crisis all right - and today our colleagues at CTV-3 heard from both the millers and the producers - here’s what they had to say to each other about the prices and the future:…

From Fatness to Fitness
For those on the heavier side, openly talking about your weight can be a bit uncomfortable and even embarrassing. And besides , confronting your weight problem means the fried chicken, meatpies, cheeseburgers and desserts have to go…and that is hard.  Well, a group of Southside women are putting all that junk away and reclaiming control of their lives. They are members of the “Keep Bouncing” workout class. It is a mixture of fitness and healing for these women. Courtney Weatherburne was out bouncing with the group this morning at 5:00 and here is her story. Every morning at 5:00 these ladies push it through an hour long workout. They are part of a workout class called the “Keep Bouncing Crew”.

Belize Meets and Exceeds Health Targets
Amidst all the bad news of crashing cane prices, and babies being murdered, there’s the feeling of darkness covering the land….but, we do have a bright sport for you tonight. It’s in the health sector where Belize has been awarded for making important advances in access to quality health care for the most vulnerable 20% of the population. We’re talking about women and their new born children and the IDB says that Belize has been able to meet and surpass ambitious targets in the timeliness, coverage, and quality of health services for this key demographic. A ceremony was held today in Belmopan to underscore this outstanding accomplishment.  Here’s more from the health specialist:…

The Art of POK-TA-POK
Today we visited a village in the Orange Walk district that is attempting to revive a centuries-old game, and a dying Mayan tradition. It is an ancient sport called POK-TA-POK played with a 6 to 7 pound rubber ball. The hard part is players can only use their forearms and thighs to pass and hit the ball - into hoops.  It’s tougher than basketball or football - and we’ll bet that neither LeBron James nor Neymar would have any success at it. And that’s what makes the team from Yo Creek named "Ek Balam”, or Black Jaguars so special. Today at their training grounds, they told us more about the sport and their efforts to revive this dying tradition.  Before there was football, before there was basketball, one ball game dominated this part of the western hemisphere. It is an ancient sport intertwined with myth, religion, and war. It is the ancient Mayan ball game called Pok-Ta-Pok and it was played in Belize, over a thousand years ago. Evidence of this can be seen at several Mayan archaeological sites spread across Belize.

Export Earnings Down, Again
The Statistical Institute of Belize has released its latest figures on Belize’s Consumer Price Index and Trade for June 2018. The CPI report says that consumer prices, meaning the regularly purchased household goods, were up by 0.6% for last month. The biggest contributor to household expenses last month was the 4.5 percent increase in Transport costs, which was due to the significant rise in prices for all types of fuel Lubricants which were up by 10.3%.  International airfare prices were also up by 3.6% when compared to last year June. The average prices for the purchase of motor vehicles increased by almost 3%, and vehicle maintenance and repairs were up by 4.9%. Food and non-alcoholic beverages continued to see a moderate reduction, compared to June last year. Meats like beef, steak, pork chops and pigtail saw a decline in prices per pound, while several fruits and vegetables went up. Of particular interest is that the price per pound of red kidney beans went up by 14.4%, and potatoes went up by 15%.

Regular Gas Price Inches Upwards
Gas is going up, well, sort of. According to Belize Bureau of Standards the new GOB's controlled pump prices that go in to effect tomorrow, remain the same. Premium gas stays at $11.60, diesel remains at $10.75, and Kerosene remains at $8.21. The only gasoline product that is going up is regular gasoline, which is going up by 4 cents per gallon; from $10.89 to $10.93. This notice was published by the Belize Bureau of Standards about three hours ago and as we told you it goes into effect tomorrow July 26th.

NEMO And UN Discuss Gender in A Crisis
The National Emergency Management Organization NEMO is talking about gender equality among other things. NEMO in partnership with UN Emergency Task Team (UNETT), is currently holding a three day workshop with stakeholders at Dream Valley in the Teakettle Village of the Cayo District. One of the main topics of discussion is gender equality in the context of Disaster Risk Management, climate change adaption in the execution of duties and emergency care for the vulnerable in times of disaster.  All this, under the premise that women bring unique experiences and valuable skills that could benefit disaster risk mitigation and preparedness.  NEMO's national and district committees and other stakeholders are attending the three day workshop.

Fisheries Dept. Supports Gillnet Use?
On February 15th, it was announced that a Task Force was being assembled to, quote, “reduce Harmful Effects of Gill Nets on Marine Life.”   Well, almost 6 months later, the members appointed to that body will convene for their first session tomorrow afternoon in Belmopan. Members of the Task Force include commercial fishers, sport fishers, the Belize Coast Guard marine protected area co-managers as well as officials from the Department of Fisheries and PACT. Groups such as Oceana and enforcement agencies like the Coast Guard have maintained that a phase out of the nets would support Belize’s efforts at sustainable fisheries management.  

Channel 5

A Deadly Accident on the Southern Highway Claims the Lives of the Brothers Archer
Two brothers tragically lost their lives on Tuesday night on the San Antonio Road in southern Belize. Jamie and Anthony Archer were travelling along with two other persons heading to [...]

U.S. Capital Energy Applies for New Oil Concession
U.S. Capital Energy is back in the news tonight because the company has applied for a new Production Sharing Agreement to carry out oil exploration in and around a specific [...]

Alistair King Claims Villagers Support U.S. Capital Oil Exploration Goals
Two villages which have not taken a position on the matter are Crique Sarco and Dolores. The villagers are expected to inform the Government on Thursday. Today, News Five spoke [...]

MLA Refutes AG Office, Says G.O.B. Coercing Villagers Into Supporting U.S. Capital
But the Maya Leaders Alliance, which represents the governance of the indigenous community, refutes the position of the Attorney General’s Office.  According to spokesperson Cristina Coc, government is, for all [...]

Usage of G.O.B.’s Helicopter for Consultation Sparks Controversy
When the Government team headed south, a B.D.F. helicopter was used to transport nine persons to three remote villages: Graham Creek, Dolores, and Hicatee or Machakilha. The fact that King [...]

Great Belize Television’s Channel Five Wins CBU’s People’s Choice Award
Now for good news…Great Belize Television’s Channel Five has won its first award for this year’s Caribbean Broadcasting Awards Competition. Polling more than fifty-five thousand votes online, ‘Triple Joy’ a [...]

Man Shot on Gill Street in Wake of 3-Year-Old’s Murder
Tensions remain high tonight in the Gill Street area of south side Belize City, following the murder of three-year-old Etana Bennett. The toddler was sleeping along with her mother and [...]

Armed Robbery at Butane Depot in Corozal
There was a robbery at a butane depot in Corozal.  Two men, armed and hiding their identity, assaulted the watchman on duty just before eight o’clock on Tuesday night. Forty-eight-year-old [...]

Decade Old DoE Debt Continues to Haunt BGA
There is legal trouble brewing in the banana belt.  News Five has confirmed that an outstanding debt, going back almost eleven and a half years, is owed to the Department [...]

Convicted and Fined for Up to 10 Grams of Weed? Here’s How Your Record Can Be Expunged
In 2017, a law was passed, making the possession of up to ten grams of marijuana legal.  According to Attorney General Michael Peyrefitte, the amendment to Misuse of Drugs Act [...]

Michael Peyrefitte Wants to Represent Port Loyola for the U.D.P.
During our interview with the Attorney General, Michael Peyrefitte, we asked him about this decision to re-enter the political arena. As we have been reporting, Peyrefitte is aspiring to be [...]

Sugar Prices at an All Time Low Shake Up the Lifeblood of the North
The effects of the low second payment to farmers, is being felt across the north. On Tuesday, the Belize Cane Farmers Association said the payments throw the industry in crisis. [...]

B.S.I. Has Its Eyes on CARICOM to Open New Markets to Sell Sugar
According to B.S.I., the opening of new markets is key to the future of the industry. The company is providing about eleven to fifteen thousand tons of sugar to the [...]

Specialised Training for NEMO
The National Emergency Management Organization, in partnership with the United Nations’ Emergency Task Team in Belize, is conducting a three-day training on a number of aspects in Disaster Risk Reduction [...]

Free Medical Clinics for Belize City Residents
A medical mission from the U.S. is in the city providing a host of medical services to residents. The Louisiana and South Carolina Volunteering Mission is operating at the Wesley [...]

MoH Announces Successful Phase 2 of Salud Mesoamerica Health Initiative
The Ministry of Health and the Inter-American Development Bank shared some good news today. They say that access to quality health services for the most vulnerable women and children in [...]

LOVE FM

NEMO holds Disaster Management Training
The National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO), in collaboration with the United Nations’ Emergency Task Team, is presently conducting a three-day workshop on Disaster Management Training. UNICEF’s Country Representative, Dr. Susan Kassede spoke of the importance of the training. Dr. Susan Kassede – UNICEF REPRESENTATIVE: It will ensure that front line persons responsible for coordinating and …

Is there a relationship between aneurysm and headaches?
A brain aneurysm is a bulge of a blood vessel in the brain which can rupture. In some cases, the rupture of a brain aneurysm can be fatal. However, Kaylia Nunez survived the rupture of two brain aneurysms and she is on a campaign to create awareness so that persons do not have to suffer …

Sugar payments not too sweet for farmers
Sugar is not as sweet, as no one is making any profits from sugar this year. That’s the word coming from the Belize Sugar Industries (BSI), as the payments, so far, are under the production costs incurred by producers. The company has released the figures for the estimated second payment price, and it’s causing some …

Rotary International President Barry Rassin speaks of world tour
The Rotary International President Barry Rassin continues his tour of Rotary Clubs in Belize. On Tuesday night, Rassin, who is accompanied by his wife Esther, was hosted at a reception dinner where they were joined by Rotary members from across Belize. They were also joined by District Governor, Jose Interriano and his wife Ena, along …

Government makes strides in dialogues to gain entry into the CARICOM sugar market
There is much work ahead for sugar stakeholders if the sugar industry is to remain viable on the global market. As we have reported before, ASR/BSI and the government have been working on opening new markets for Belize’s sugar. This year, BSI has increased its production of Direct Consumption Sugar (DCS) and is targeting the …

Second shooting on Gill Street leaves third person hospitalized
Gill Street and the surrounding area continue to be dangerous from last week Thursday when Raymond Arnold, a resident of the area was shot and killed. Over the weekend, three year old Etana Bennett was killed and her mother shot while they slept in their Gill Street home. The National Committee for Families and Children …

Orange Walk Town recorded the highest inflation rate
The Statistical Institute of Belize released its latest figures for June which show an increase of point six percent in the price of goods and services. The All-items Consumer Price Index went up from 104.4 in June 2017 to 105.0 in June 2018. The category that recorded the largest inflation rate was transport with a …

Breaking Belize NewsPJ

Armed robbery at BWEL in Corozal; Robbers beat security guard
Police are investigating an armed robbery that occurred last night at the BWEL Butane Gas Depot […]

San Ignacio man arrested and charged for drug trafficking
Yesterday around 6:30 p.m., police were conducting a checkpoint at mile 60 on the George Price […]

Regular gas goes up again!
The Belize Bureau of Standards (BBS) has just issued new gas prices that will kick in […]

Ministry of Health to receive US$150,000 for progress in the health of most Belize’s vulnerable populations – women and children
The Ministry of Health today announced that it will receive an award of US$150,000 dollars […]

National Committee for Families and Children calls on public to cooperate to bring justice for baby Etana
Today, the National Committee for Families and Children (NCFC) issued a release expressing their sadness […]

Gun and ammo found on Reggae Street, Belize City
Yesterday, a police search conducted on Reggae Street, Belize City led to the discovery of a […]

BTB announces winners of Taste of Belize 2018
On Saturday, July 21st, the Belize Tourism Board (BTB) held its annual Taste of Belize […]

NEMO disaster risk training underway
Breaking Belize News had reported of a three-day training hosted by the National Emergency Management […]

Fatal traffic accident claims the lives of 2 brothers
Police are investigating a traffic accident that claimed the life of 2 brothers yesterday evening. […]

Teen runs away in Independence Village; Police seek help finding her
Police in Independence Village have asked the community for help finding Novalee Mendez, a 16-year-old girl […]

Elderly couple robbed at gunpoint in home
Stann Creek Police are investigating an armed robbery that occurred yesterday morning. According to reports, […]

American minor accused of robbery arrested while fleeing to Belize
A 14- year-old American minor accused of a robbery in Virginia, USA was busted on […]

Man shot in the foot in Belize City
Belize City police are investigating a shooting incident that occurred last night. According to reports, […]

FCD completes Bio Cultural project in Vaca Reserve
Friends for Conservation and Development (FCD) today informed that with funding from the Global Environmental Facility […]

Update to fatal accident in Toledo: Two brothers dead
Last night we reported that there was a fatal accident on the outskirts of Punta Gorda […]

Blogs

Why locals and Tourists should visit Corozal
Corozal played an important role as a trading center throughout Mayan history, and settlement in modern day Corozal started in the mid-1800s as Mestizo refugees fled fromCorozal played an important role as a trading center throughout Mayan history, and settlement in modern day Corozal started in the mid-1800s as Mestizo refugees fled from neighboring Mexico. Today, Latin culture and language has persisted in the community, and a large portion of Corozal’s 10,000 residents speak Spanish. The entire town was annihilated during a hurricane in 1955, and the town has since been rebuilt. Buildings are well-maintained and most of the action happens in the the town’s central park, a place where locals convene. Services available in town cater mainly to Corozal’s residents, including a small bayfront farmer’s market, local eateries, shops, and a couple of banks.

Videos

  • Los Hijos del West Perform in Taiwan, 33min. The Los Hijos del West are having a great time playing in Taiwan. They start at around 2:30 into the video. Definitely worth a watch. They play Hotel California, one of their staples. "We present daily and although our schedule varies from day to day,every country present offers amazing cultural performance at the Dongshan River Water Park; A huge amusement park on its own. The main objective in inviting many countries is a special treat to the Yilan County community members so that they can have an enriching summer time appreciating and getting to know other countries and their cultures. We hope you enjoy this presentation from yesterday July 24th,2018. Priviledged to be representing Belize. With love from Yilan,Taiwan. Los Hijos del West Quintet"

  • IDB & Belize 25 Years, 5.5min. 25 Years of Sustainable Development

  • Flighthouse Zipline Harvest Caye Belize, 12min. Join us as we face our fears and do the amazing Flighthouse Zipline in Harvest Caye, Belize. There are four total ziplines. The last zipline is the famous superman zipline across the beach over 1300 ft and 40MPH! SO MUCH FUN!!!

  • Preserving the Maya Heritage - Sak Tunich Belize, 9min. Mr. Magana, the founder of Sak-Tunich Maya Site, strives to promote and preserve the Maya heritage through traditional Maya ceremonies and his Maya family project. We were invited to witness a couple's timeless moment exchanging vows at Xunantunich Archaeological Site and to also visit Sak-Tunich in San Antonio Village. Here is a short documentary for our experience with Mr. Magana at Sak-Tunich.

  • Expo Belize Market Place 2018, 1min.

  • Orca Belize, 1min. Watch the 23ft skiff back away from the Killer Whale!!!

  • Inter - American Development Bank / Min. of Education - Salud Mesoamerica, 36min.

  • The launch of the Belize Brain Awareness Society, 34min.

  • Artist Paint Night - Mim's Bistro, 21min.

  • Position on ICJ Referendum, 44min.

  • The Peace in the Park - S Belize that is Safe for Children, 26min.

  • Belize VolleyBall Association - XX Central American Women's Volleyball Championship, 36min.

  • DandE's Frozen Custard & Sorbet - San Pedro, Belize, 1.5min. DandE's utilizes a continuous flow machine to create their gourmet frozen custard from a base of imported high-grade whole milk base made in Pennsylvania. For those looking for plant-based options, look no further... Mango, Caye Lime, and other fruit options are available. These are made from real fruit puree, so the sorbet options are (in my opinion-Klayton) better than the milk options, the Mango was by far the best.

  • Hol Chan Marine Reserve & Shark Ray Alley Belize 2018, 13min.

  • UnBelizable - SCUBA Diving Belize 2018, 3.5min.

  • Harvest Caye | Belize, 14min. Norwegian Cruise Line's private island off the coast of Belize, Harvest Caye. You have to pay for all food, drink, and activities other than the pool, sun chairs, and the beach.