2 More Confirmed Cases of Swine Flu
A fifteen-month-old infant and an adult are the latest persons to have contracted Swine Flu; both are from the Belize District. The confirmation was sent to the Ministry of Health [...]
Dean Nembhard Jr., a Man Marked for Death
Just before midnight on Friday, Dean Nembhard Junior was shot three times. The twenty-two-year-old, who just celebrated his birthday a week ago, was rushed to the hospital but a few [...]
Police Remove Weapons and Drugs from City Streets
In the fight against crime, police operations in the Port Loyola area netted five weapons and stash of weed. Over the weekend, police conducted a search in an empty lot [...]
Armed Robbers Get Away with Safe from Belize Waste Control
Armed robbers targeted the Belize Waste Control office on the George Price Highway on Friday morning. The robbers, who cut their way through a fence to access the compound, relieved [...]
Deputy ComPol Speaks on Harpy Security Robbery
On Friday, we reported on the brazen robbery of Harpy Security on Antelope Street Extension. The incident happened around six in the evening when a guard, thirty-four-year-old Dion Gentle, was [...]
Trio Lucky to be Alive after Harpy Security Robbery
And that’s what police say happened. But today they were asked about an allegation that cops shot and beat two of the three robbers while they were already detained and [...]
Guatemalan Man Charged for Human Trafficking
In the eyes of the U.S. State Department, Belize has not done the bare minimum to combat human trafficking and as such the country remains on Tier Three. The recent [...]
Corozal Resident Clings to Life Following Hit & Run on College Road
A thirty-one-year-old man from Corozal Town was transferred to the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital where he is clinging to life. On Saturday night, he was knocked down on College Road, [...]
Police Investigate Sudden Death of Mexican National in Progresso Village
A Mexican national living in Belize for some forty-years was found dead along the roadside in the village of Progresso at about the same time that Uitz was knocked down [...]
Mayan Land Rights Case Back Before C.C.J.
The Government and the Mayas of southern Belize are back before the Caribbean Court of Justice. This morning’s session was to provide a status update to the CCJ on the [...]
M.L.A. Disappointed with G.O.B.’s Lack of Commitment
According to Cristina Coc, the Mayan Communities have expressed concerns over the lack of commitment by the Maya Land Rights Commission with regards to a work plan. She says that [...]
Taiwanese President to Make Official Visit to Belize
The president of Taiwan, Doctor Tsai Ing-Wen, will be arriving in Belize on August sixteenth and departing on the eighteenth following a visit to Paraguay, where a new president is [...]
OCEANA Belize Vs Shark Fishers Association over Use of Gillnets
OCEANA Belize has reacted strongly to a release issued by the Shark Fishers Association which holds the position that the campaign to ban gillnets threatens the way of life of [...]
Robbers Cash in on $16K Payroll
Back to the crime blotter…robbers continue to target businesses in the city. A construction company employee was robbed of over sixteen thousand dollars after three on Friday evening in Bella [...]
A Botched Robbery Leaves Gas Station Manager Injured
A pair of thieves attempted to rob C P Gas Station located on the Philip Goldson Highway this morning, but came up empty-handed. Whether it was the quick action or [...]
Man Charged for Allegedly Attempting to Kill Michael Tesecum
Police have arrested a charged a twenty-three-year-old in connection with the shooting of Michael Tesecum. The forty-one-year-old resident of Belize City narrowly escaped death on July eleventh when a second [...]
First Person Charged Under the New Gang Legislation
Albert Wagner is the first person to be charged with “Possession of a Firearm for the Purpose of Gang Activities” under the new gang legislation. And today Deputy Commissioner of [...]
Harpy Robbery Suspects claim police abuse
The appearance of Deputy Commissioner of Police Chester Williams at today’s police briefing was primarily to address last week Thursday’s shooting incident, during which two minors were shot at in the Lord’s Ridge Cemetery. They were shot by the cops after they allegedly committed a robbery of two guns from a Harpy Security guard. Williams …
Marked Man Killed
A Belize City man was killed on Friday night while socializing with friends. The victim was shot at recently on Holy Emmanuel Street and he was shot before in another incident. But this time, someone finally assassinated the young man. Jose Sanchez: G Nembhard had been targeted before; this time the 22 year old was …
Gas Station Employee foils robbery
Glaring daytime robberies are becoming alarmingly too common. This morning at about 8:30, CP Gas Station at the northern entrance to Belize City was the site of a robbery that was botched by a brave Gas station employee who struggled with one of the gunmen. Assistant Superintendent of Police Alejandro Cowo briefed the media on …
Maya and GOB back in court
Maya Communal Land Rights has been a progressive and pressing issue from as far back as when there was a PUP administration. The buffer communities had sought and set legal precedence in the journey, from protest to lobbying for international support to be able to control substantial land holdings that are suspected to have untold …
Hit and Run Victim Passes Away
On Saturday night sometime after eight p.m., a man was knocked down on College Road in Corozal Town. According to Assistant Commissioner of Police, Joseph Myvett, the critically injured man was receiving treatment at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital. But sadly, he passed away late this evening. ACP Joseph Myvette: A male person later identified …
New Legislation for Gangs Tested
The police department is about to test new legislation built to combat a set of criminals who have had significant influence on the country’s global murder per capita ranking. Police officers in Belize City witnessed an alleged gang member shooting at someone near Lindo’s Alley. Deputy Commissioner of Police, Chester Williams says that the suspect, …
Will US Capital Energy get to conduct oil exploration on Mayas’ land?
For some time now, US Capital Energy has been looking to conduct oil exploration on lands occupied by the Toledo Mayas. As far back as 2001, US Capital Energy was given a contract to conduct oil exploration. In 2015, the Mayas took the Government of Belize to court for granting concessions without their prior and …
Many businesses have been making direct salary deposits to employee bank accounts for years. However, there are businesses that still practice paying in cash because some employees don’t have an account with any institution. Usher’s Construction Limited has eighteen thousand reasons to give up that practice in this postmodern reality we live in daily. Assistant …
Taiwan’s President Dr. Tsai Ing-Wen to visit Belize
US President Donald Trump had been courting leaders such as Russia’s Vladimir Putin and North Korea’s Kim Jong-un. Belize is not being left out of State visits as it recently had a visit from the Republic of China on Taiwan’s Foreign Minister Joseph Wu. But the Head of State is now visiting Belize. Taiwan’s President …
AG’S eyes on Port Loyola
Attorney General Michael Peyreffitte is once again throwing his hat ito the political ring. General elections are to take place in 2020 and Anthony Boots Martinez has already indicated that he will not be seeking re-election. That means that the Port Loyola constitution is up for grabs and one of th...
Confirmed Positive H1N1 Cases in the Corozal District
The Ministry of Health has confirmed three positive cases of HINI Influenza in the Corozal District. The cases include two males who have recent travel history to Merida, Yucatan, Mexico, while the third is a pregnant female who resides in Chetumal, Quintana Roo, Mexico. The positive confirmations w...
Two minors shot by cop following armed robbery
2 minors and another male person were apprehended by Belize City police officers while trying to escape the scene of a robbery they had allegedly committed. Reports are that sometime round 6:30 last night, 34 year old security guard Dion Gentle had just arrived at his office at Harpie Security on An...
Reporter receives message for Omero Campos’ family
The Reporter newspaper says that it has received an email with a message and a ransom request to be delivered to the family of Omero Campos. The email is from Campos’ alleged kidnappers. Campos has been missing since June 17th, more than a month ago, when he left his home in San Narciso , Corozal to...
Three car pileup on Hummingbird Highway
Three vehicles were involved in a pileup on the Hummingbird Highway in Belmopan last night. The incident occurred sometime around 7:30 p.m. directly in front of The Mall shopping Center. Reports are that Shannon Jones was driving a black Cadillac in the direction of Quality Poultry round about whil...
The need for armed escorts on the Sarstoon
Visitors to the Sarstoon River are now being escorted by Belize Defense Force officers during their visit to the river. In previous times, visitors were allowed to visit the Sarstoon River without the need for any authorization or armed forces escort. However, times have changed. Last week, the Beli...
Michael Modiri and Bradley Paumen back in court
Businessman Michael Modiri and tour operator Bradley Paumen were back in court yesterday. Back in 2016, Puamen was ordered to pay Modiri a sum of three hundred thousand dollars for damages and trespassing. The ruling came after the Government of Belize purportedly acquired a piece of Modiri’s land f...
Belizean man detained in Mexico for crimes against biodiversity
A Belizean man bound to China was detained in Mexico by Mexican Government Environmental officials after being caught with protected marine life. According to Mexico News Today, the man was detained at the International Airport of Mexico City after being found in possession of seahorses, sea cucumbers, and fish bladder.
Putting BDF helicopters to good use
On Wednesday we told you about criticisms the Government of Belize received over the use of BDF helicopters during GOB’s consultations with Mayan communities in the remote villages in the south. Critics insinuated that US Capital should have fitted the bill for the fuel, and not GOB, since it is in US Capital’s best interest that the villages agree to the granting of the PSA for oil exploration in the Sarstoon Temash National Park.
Robbers make off with over a thousand dollars
There has been no official report on the incident but Plusnews understands that there was another armed robbery in Belize City today. Sometime after one o’clock this afternoon, two persons were reportedly in the vicinity of Cedar Street, Belize City purchasing vehicle parts when they were approached by 3 male persons.
Amin Cooper charged for stabbing Fernando Oliva
27 year old Fernando Oliva made the news back in 2017 when he was successful in his lawsuit against Soca star, Destra. You may recall that Oliva went up on stage during Destra’s performance and was told to lie on the ground.
BDF presence at border areas
On Thursday June 21st, we told you that Hon. John Saldivar, Minister of National Security visited Dolores Village in Southern Belize to meet with Mayan Leaders to discuss border incursion concerns. The meeting was organized after the villages of Otoxha and Dolores asked for BDF assistance in clearing the border between Guatemala and Belize. In late May, BDF personnel were sent into the Otoxha community to investigate incursion reports.
Gill netting controversy; to gill net or not to gill net
And speaking of crimes against biodiversity, Oceana Belize has constantly advocated for policies that ban the use of Gillnetting in Belize. Gillnet fishing is a method of fishing used by commercial fishermen to entangle fish in a long curtain of almost invisible net. These nets can also accidently ...
Honduran fishers caught in Belizean waters
And while on the subject of fishing, seven Honduran fishermen were arrested by Belizean authorities for attempting to fish in Belizean waters on Tuesday morning. According to Progresso Digital Media House, the arrested fishermen were identified as Ángel Eduardo Fuentes, Sergio Rafael Fuentes, Jorge ...
Over 54,000 re registered so far
For another update on the National Re-Registration Exercise; according to the Elections and Boundaries Department, between the 15th of July to 21st of July , a total of Eighteen Thousand Five Hundred applications have been accepted. The total number of applications that have been received for the f...
Military Out-post at the Western Border
Last week Thursday we told you than an inauguration ceremony was held for the Belize Border Project. The Project , which was spear-headed by BDF light engineers, began in mid-May with the purpose of improving fences and gates at the border for better security and efficiency. A second ceremony was he...
BDF Summer Camp closing
Over 90 campers took part in the Belize Defense Force Summer Camp over the past two weeks. The camp took place at the BDF base in Ladyville where campers had the opportunity to do some small boat unit training, among other activities. Our media colleagues in Belize City visited the base in Ladyville for the camp’s closing.
DON’T FEED THE CROCS!
The alarming emergence of reports of crocodiles being directly and indirectly fed as well as being molested for tourism attraction has prompted the Belize Forest Department to issue a public advisory on the dangers of those actions as well as charges that could follow in the event of such.
According to the department, wildlife species are fully protected under the Wildlife Protection Act which stipulates that no person shall hunt or even attempt to hunt, kill or molest by any means any species of wildlife in Belize.
DPP APPEALS CALANEY FLOWERS ACQUITTAL
The Director of Public Prosecutions has filed an appeal in the case of Calaney Flowers, 31, who was acquitted of the murder of her ex-boyfriend Lyndon Morrison in 2017.
The DPP’s office filed the appeal on July 25, on two grounds: that Flowers’ acquittal was unreasonable and cannot be supported having regard to the evidence; and that the trial judge erred in law for not considering the statutory alternative offence of manslaughter as set out in Section 126(1) of the Indictable Procedure Act.
ROBBERS TARGET PUMA’s CORAL GROVE SERVICE STATION
There was an attempted robbery at the Puma Coral Grove Service Station on the Phillip Goldson Highway on Saturday night. (Video shows Friday night) As the surveillance video shows, at 11:04pm one man with a shirt over his head runs onto the compound.
KIDNAPPERS THREATEN DEATH FOR OMERO CAMPOS
The Reporter this morning received an email, the second in four days, from a person who is allegedly one of those who kidnapped Corozal businessman Omero Campos. Unlike the first email last Thursday which demanded 5 bitcoins for the release of Campos or he would be killed by August 1st, today’s email stated only “Omero Campos: 48 hours!” the sender in both is the same – Juan Carlos Yépez
CITCO TO RESURFACE HOLY EMMANUEL STREET
Resurfacing of Holy Emmanuel Street (Gungulung) behind the Charles Bartlett Hyde (Complex) Building has been delayed until sometime around September because of other street works in which the company interested in the project is currently engaged.
Holy Emmanuel Street, which measures a little bit less than a half a mile in length from Lacroix Boulevard to the Western Highway, was resurfaced in the summer of 2012 at a cost of over $200,000. The contractor at that time was RJB Construction, which, according to then Mayor Darrel Bradley, did a “double coating of chip and seal.” But the stretch of road has deteriorated and already needs to be completely redone.
Breaking Belize News
Albert Wagner nabbed by police during Sunday morning shooting
Instead of spending his Sunday morning in church, Albert Wagner opted to shoot members of a […]
Belize Waste Control office targeted by armed assailants
On Friday morning the Belize Waste Control head office on the George Price Highway was the venue […]
119 toddlers complete Roving Caregivers Program
One hundred and nineteen toddlers – and their parents – have completed the Roving Caregivers Program […]
PM Barrow invites Taiwan’s President to Belize
Belize’s Prime Minister Dean Barrow has extended an invitation to the President of the Republic of […]
Diesel goes down
Today, the Belize Bureau of Standards informed the public of a decrease in the price of diesel […]
Hit and run victim clinging to life in Corozal
Armando Witz, 31, is lucky to be alive after a vehicle traveling at high speed knocked him […]
Would be robbers scared off by brave manager at CP gas station
Just before 8:30 this morning, Belize city police responded to a robbery at CP gas station located […]
Mexican cane cutter found dead in Progresso
Over the weekend BBN reported that a body was found in the village of Progresso in the […]
Man charged for shooting man twice his age
On the night of July 11, Michael Tesecum, 41, was shot three times to his body while […]
Construction manager robbed of $18,000 for employees’ salaries
On Friday afternoon an armed robbery unfolded in open view less than half mile away from the […]
Top brass of Belize Police Department clueless about Belizean national in Mexico’s Sinaloa drug cartel
It made headline news last week when Chetumal police arrested Dioney “El Nene” Rolando, a suspected […]
Ex-common-law husband attacks woman in Independence
Police are investigating a report of an aggravated burglary in Independence village on Saturday night. According to […]
Waitress robbed, brutally attacked in Stann Creek
Stann Creek police are investigating the robbery and attack of a 22-year old waitress from Hopkins […]
Thieves take skiff, engine and fishing items valued at over $38,000
Belize City police are investigating a report of a stolen skiff. Jimel Williams, 36, boat captain/tour […]
Orange Walk Mayor: Fiestarama was a huge Success!
Over the weekend, the People’s Stadium in Orange Walk was the venue for entertainment for the entire […]
Three Belize city businesses robbed last Friday
There were three reported armed robberies in Belize city over the weekend. The first robbery occurred […]
Activists launch Belize Brain Awareness Society
On Saturday, July 28, a group of activists joined together and launched the Belize Brain […]
United States to create blacklist of corrupt politicians from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras
According to a report from Elsalvador.com, the United States congress will identify officials of El […]
Taiwan’s President scheduled to visit Belize
This morning, Taiwan News reported that Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-Wen will embark on her fifth […]
Moist weather to continue
The 24-hour forecast is for mainly moist and unstable conditions to continue. Sunny skies with […]
National Song Competition to be held in Santa Elena town
Today, the National Celebrations Commission informed that the National Song Competition 2018 is still accepting […]
Learning about Corozal
Corozal Bay features a long stretch of beach, adding to the local town area. The beaches are well integrated into the larger town and while small, still feature soft, white sand and calm waters perfect for swimming.
Positioned in Corozal District, this beach is on the North coast of Belize. You might want whether or not you are staying in the immediate vicinity. Corozal Bay stands out because it's one of the best spots for escaping the hustle of Belize's urban areas. Other nearby beaches in Belize may have the same pleasing, tropical setting as Corozal Bay, but tend to be busier because they border some of the area's most popular resorts.
How to Access The Beach:
The beaches of Corozal Bay are accessible throughout the town of Corozal, though automobiles should seek out public parking. For those staying in-town, local bus routes offer a convenient way to reach the beach.
Putting Their Hearts into Positive Changes for Residents and Tourists
When it comes to living in a young country, we must keep in mind that its challenges are unique, because it still carving a path into the modern world and still very “wild west” at the same time. Take a moment and imagine what Canada or the USA was like when they were only 36 years old. Both were faced with greatly different challenges than they are today.
It is not easy to navigate the “obstacle course” as the country and individual areas grow, especially on Ambergris Caye, the top vacation destination in Belize. The island is definitely a grassroots place where groups of community and business members have the ability to forge new territory and “move mountains” if they choose to.
5 Know-Before-You-Go Tips for Traveling Belize
With tropical jungles, clear blue waters, stunning biodiversity and an astounding mix of culture and history, few destinations in Central America are as much fun as Belize. But before you head off on your Belize trip, you need to know what to expect. Educate yourself before you leave, so all your Belizean surprises will be good ones.
If you’re like most Americans, you probably don’t carry much cash in your day-to-day life. But you’ll want to make sure you have plenty of the folding stuff in your wallet during your travels in Belize. That’s because, while credit and debit cards are accepted in most places, you’ll pay a three percent fee to use them. The fee helps offset the card processing fees merchants must pay and serves to encourage the use of cash in most establishments, as that’s what Belizean merchants prefer. Over the course of your trip, that three percent can really add up if you’re using cards for everything.
Top Belize Vacation Ideas
When it comes to Central American countries high on tourist lists, Belize may not be the first nation that comes to mind, but it is certainly a destination you should consider visiting sooner rather than later.
Belize only covers a small area, but it is packed full of fun and interesting things to see and do. With something for everyone no matter the time of year, think about making this spot your next vacation destination. Read on for some ideas for activities to put on your itinerary when you travel there.
How the Welcoming People of Belize Make Me Feel at Home
I have lived in Belize over five years now, and somehow feel that I have become a little more like the people of this country than those of my own. We never really lose who we are culturally, but I do believe we assimilate to some degree. I noticed this recently when I was waiting for an international flight at the Belize airport, and I gravitated to Belizeans more than other people. I realized that I knew what to expect when I spoke to a Belizean. I could expect a smile when I smiled, a crafty sense of humor, and wholehearted helpfulness.
My husband, Marcos, is Belizean and spent 17 years of his adult life with me in the U.S. His ethnicity is Hispanic, African (Creole), Mayan, Lebanese, and Chinese. This is actually a common mixture, and is indicative of the influences of different cultures in Belize. Ethnic and cultural diversity are the hallmarks of Belizean society, and provide a path to tolerance, understanding, and general goodwill. Add to this a large Mennonite population (who provide most of the dairy produce and poultry in the country) and many expats of European descent, and you have quite the melting pot.
English-Speaking Belize: The Easiest Country on the Caribbean
Belize is a country that not many people know much about. It is a young state, only independent since 1981, before which it was British Honduras. The British have had a huge influence on this small Caribbean nation, to the point where the Queen is still on the paper money. It is the only country in the region with English as the official language, and this among many other reasons makes it a comfortable and easy place to visit—or live!
Belize is just south of Quintana Roo; the Yucatán peninsula so popular with visitors to Mexico, as it contains Cancún, Tulum, and Playa Del Carmen. But despite its closeness to Mexico, Belize is a very different country.
Some very tranquil, peaceful images from around the sleepy Placencia Village right now...
We are in quiet, low season right now - but Placencia is always tranquil and low key, so while the village is less crowded, it is less noticeable than the high/low seasons other places where you may experience packed beaches in high season. In Placencia, if you have to wait for a table even in high season, it is a head scratcher, and that is part of the lovely charm it has. Our team is pretty obsessed with taking pictures because there is ALWAYS something charming to see when you walk around the village - here's a taste of the beauty and tranquility over the last couple weeks from our eyes!
This is most people's first view of Placencia - the tiny, modest airport - most people cannot believe that they are actually going to land the puddle jumper on the tiny runway right next to the water....
International Costa Maya Festival 2018
It’s that time of the year again, The International Costa Maya Festival begins on Thursday the 2nd, until Sunday 5th, of August. Throughout these dates there will be plenty of activities; on Thursday 2nd, it starts off with an opening ceremony by the Mayor, Mr Daniel Guerrero and Hon Manuel Heredia Jr. followed by other entertaining activities. On Friday 3rd, it`s the International Costa Maya Festival and coronation. Who will be this year`s Costa Maya; will it be Miss Honduras, Miss Belize, Miss Panama, Miss El Salvador, Miss Mexico, or perhaps Miss Costa Rica?
On Saturday 4th, it’s the International performance by the Queen of Reggaeton Ivy Queen and her band performing many of great hit songs. On Sunday the 5th, the last day of all the fun will be Fiesta en la Playa (Beach parties all over town). Don’t miss out on all the fun see you there!
2018 Travel Tips
As we are in the middle of Summer, we are still planning trips to travel and have some fun. No matter where we go, there are always some things we need to consider before travelling. We decided to put together a list of Travel Tips for you to consider.
When deciding you want to travel, it’s important that you will actually be able to – so it should be a priority if it is something you really want to do. Therefore, save up and ask questions! Savings play an important role in our lives as it is, but travel savings is another story. Be cost-conscious when going abroad to a foreign country or even exploring in your own backyard. Determine how you will spend and what you will spend on. Consider your current expenses VS. the extra cost of travelling to see if you can afford to take the trip.
San Pedro Town - The Colorful Capital of Ambergris Caye
San Pedro, Belize is perhaps the most famous location in the country due to it being featured in the hit 1986 Madonna song "La Isla Bonita" which was written about this lovely seaside town. Indeed, portions of the video for the song were filmed on location in San Pedro.
Belize vacations are just not complete without a visit to San Pedro. Originally a small fishing village, it now has a year-round population of about 20,000 people but receives tens of thousands of visitors every year.
San Pedro is located on the southern tip of Ambergris Caye, which makes it an excellent base of operations for activities like windsurfing, sea kayaking, kite surfing, fishing, snorkeling, sailing, and scuba diving on the reef. Because of this proximity, San Pedro is renowned for its amazing seafood restaurants, many of which serve fish and other delicacies caught earlier the same day. San Pedro also has several lovely beaches.
The Beers of Belize
Something about the hot sun and balmy weather in Belize makes this jewel of a country the perfect place to enjoy a cold brew.
And yes, while imported beers from around the region are available, no visit to the country should be considered complete without sampling some of the beers of Belize.
There is only one domestic brewery in Belize: Belikin Beer, which is based in Belize City and uses the iconic Temple of the Masonry Altars from the ancient Maya site of Altun Ha as its logo. Indeed, "Belikin" is the Maya term for the Belize River which provides all of the water for the brewery.
Belikin's motto is "Onli Eena Belize" which is Creole for "Only in Belize," as the company is immensely proud to be entirely owned and operated by Belizeans.
Founded in 1969 by Sir Barry Bowen, Belikin makes a wide variety of Belize beers, including:
San Ignacio, Belize
San Ignacio and its sister town of Santa Elena across the river compose the second-biggest urban population in Belize and serve as the cultural and economic capital of Cayo District.
During the early years of the British colonial administration, San Ignacio was very sparsely populated and used primarily for logging mahogany trees and producing chicle. Over time, it grew in size and attracted people from all the different cultures in Belize, which is why it is one of the most diverse urban settlements in the country today.
San Ignacio is situated on the banks of the Macal River just across from the ancient Maya ruins of Cahal Pech. One of San Ignacio's principal attractions is its open-air market just adjacent to the river that draws in farmers, artisans, and craftsmen from all across the region who use the market to sell their wares and swap gossip.
Belize in November: Weather, Places to Visit & Activities
November might be a month of increasingly cold nights across Canada and the United States, but the average daytime high in Belize is a beautiful and sunny 84 degrees Fahrenheit (29 Celsius). The clear blue skies, balmy temperatures, and exciting festivals going on throughout the month of November make it the perfect time to visit.
On your November vacation in Belize, you can enjoy activities such as:
Common Languages Spoken in Belize
Belize is completely different than all of its neighbors in Central America because English is the official language of Belize. All government communiques, road signs, and official documents in the country are written in English, but in practice, most residents of Belize speak Kriol as their first language. In addition, most Belizeans are fluent in two or more languages.
Sometimes spelled Creole, Kriol is much more than just a dialect of English. Although Kriol is relatively easy to parse when written, it can be difficult to understand for people who only speak standard English. However, most people in Belize can speak standard English and use it when communicating with visitors from other countries.
Another important language spoken in Belize is Spanish. Just over half the country speaks Spanish on some level, although some of it is "Kitchen Spanish," a simplified version of the language that also includes some Kriol words. Spanish is widely spoken by Mestizos, many Maya people, and visitors and temporary residents from neighboring countries like Guatemala, Honduras, and Mexico.
Favorite Belize treats - the Fry Jack!
While nobody will ever recommend these as part of a healthy diet, one of the most delicious and ubiquitous foods served in every Belizean house is the fry jack.
Fry jacks are a staple Belize food that are in the shape of triangles (or, occasionally, squares or circles) of wheat dough that are deep-fried until they become golden brown in color and pillowy soft. Most locals eat fry jacks at part of a traditional Belize breakfast and served with refried beans, eggs, cheese, and meat where toast would be used in the United States or Canada.
Simply put, no Belize vacations can ever be considered truly authentic without at least sampling some fry jacks. Much like potato chips, it's hard to stop at just one as fry jacks are delicious. If you're enjoying some Belize travel, be sure to try the fry jacks!
Top things to do in Crooked Tree
Crooked Tree Village is considered one of the earliest inland European settlements in Belize. The small Belizean Creole village has approximately 1000 inhabitants and is an inland island surrounded by lagoons and a creek.
Crooked Tree is located near Belize City and due to its ecological importance and abundant wildlife, it is a popular destination for eco-tourists from around the world. Some of the best things to do there include learning about the Creole culture, birdwatching, canoeing, and nature walks.
A Tasty Win At “Taste Of Belize” 2018
Congratulations to Rojel Ian Lisbey, who took home a first place win as the “Junior Chef of the Year” at the “Taste of Belize 2018” culinary competition held July 21st at the Belize City Ramada Princess.
Organised by the Belize Tourism Board, the annual event showcases Belizean cuisine and generates friendly competition between Belize’s best chefs and cooks, with competition winners often going on to compete in the regional “Taste of Caribbean” event. (This year’s “Taste of the Caribbean 2018” held in Miami last June, saw a team of Belizean chefs winning a silver medal in overall competition, and three bronze medals in several categories.)
CARICOM Youth Ambassador from Belize, Kylah Ciego – who is she
We spoke with CARICOM Youth Ambassador from Belize, Kylah Ciego, during the recently held Forum on Youth Development and Population that was hosted at the Marriott Hotel in Georgetown, Guyana.
Kylah told Communications Officer Jascene Dunkley-Malcolm about some of her interests as well as the projects that she has going as a CARICOM Youth Ambassador. Check out their conversation in the video below:
A Journey Down The Hummingbird Highway, Belize
Of the four major highways in Belize – the Northern, the Western, the Southern and the Hummingbird – the Hummingbird Highway is the most beautiful. Over the years, this roadway has changed from dirt track to a well-paved highway.
The Hummingbird takes you from the intersection of the Western Highway outside of Belmopan all the way to Dangriga on the coast.
You pass through many small villages, and it seems like every home has either a Coke or Belikin Beer sign advertising cold drinks and hot barbecued food.
For me, the excitement begins as I climb the mountain roads skirting the spectacular Maya Mountains. Everywhere you look there are ranges of palm trees, appearing like rainforests.
Kids in Action Summer Camp, min. Here is a short video of some of the students of the Kids in Action Summer Camp diving at Bottom Time! - video courtesy of Scuba School and Family Dive Center
Hicks Caye Belize - Jack Crevalle, 3.5min. First Jack from Hicks Caye in Belize
Hicks Caye Belize - Tarpon, 4min. First Tarpon hook up in Hicks Caye Belize.
Xunantunich, Exploring the Mayan Ruins, 6min. In this episode we are guided through Xunantunich. I had to get used to following around guides in Belize. Usually I am the guide. These ancient ruins are kept in great condition. We saw some workers excavating and repairing things. Some of the temple parts are actually fake and made as a cover for the original parts.
Youtube Link for the game Verdes FC vs Wagiya FC, 52min.
Benque Marimba arrives in Taiwan, min. the children of the west
Today (7/22) arrived in Taiwan, Welcome song. Welcome them to Taiwan
Enno Grahl in Belize, 40min. Unser Gast Enno besuchte mit seiner Frau Bruni Belize Anfang 2018. Der, von Enno erstellte, Film zeigt Eindruecke Ihrer Rundreise.
Belize Time, 2min. More adventures on the Carey On!