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The San Pedro Sun

2018 PLB Season Opens; San Pedro Pirates FC lose 1-0 to Police United FC
The San Pedro Pirates F.C hosted the Police United F.C for their first match in the 2018 opening season of the Premiere League of Belize (PLB) at the Ambergris Stadium on Saturday, July 27th. The island team fought hard to win their first home game of the season, but at the final whistle, the visiting team managed to take a 1-0 victory. The match began shortly after 7PM, with both teams determined to start their season right. With lots of crosses and passes on the field, it wasn’t until minute 36 that Police United’s Amin August found his way and netted a goal for his team. The ball was then equally controlled by both teams, with no score in sight. The first half came to an end with the Police United F.C leading 1-0.

Ambergris Today

Celebrity Spotting: Miss USA Sarah Summers Vacations In Belize
There is one more beauty queen on La Isla Bonita duing Costa Maya Festival week but she's not a pageant contestant. Miss USA 2018 Sarah Rose Summers, is vacationing in San Pedro, Ambergris Caye and through her Instagram stories, Sarah has expressed how excited she it to visit Belize. She arrived on July 30 along with a friend and is staying in North Ambergris Caye at the Sundiver Beach Resort. Sarah Rose Summers is an American model and beauty pageant titleholder who was crowned Miss USA 2018. As Miss USA, she will represent the United States at Miss Universe 2018.

Change Of British High Commissioner To Belize
Ms Claire Evans OBE has been appointed British High Commissioner to Belize in succession to Mr Peter Hughes OBE. Ms Evans will take up her appointment in October 2018. Ms Evans began her diplomatic career in 1987 and has served overseas in Jakarta, Islamabad, Dubai and Doha.

Closure Of The Shark Fishing Season
The Belize Fisheries Department informs the public that in accordance with the Fisheries Regulations (Chapter 210’s, Revised Edition 2003) and Statutory Instrument 78 of 2011, the shark fishing season is closed from 1st August to 31st October of any year. The public is advised to comply with the stipulated Fisheries Regulation below: 1)No person shall take, buy, sell, possess, or export shark meat or fins during the period 1st August to 31st October in any year.

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Elections and Boundaries Department Notice on the Updated Re-Registration of Electors-Registration Centers
The public is hereby notified that the below-mentioned list of Registration Centers will be opened to facilitate the registration of electors from Monday 2nd July to 31st August 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Monday to Friday and from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturdays.

BTB Belizean Traveller campaign
The Belize Tourism Board had a press conference to officially launch its Belizean Traveller Campaign on Wednesday, 1 August at the Biltmore Plaza Hotel. Belizean Traveller aims to create and promote awareness of Belize’s tourism regions and to encourage Belizeans to be travellers in their own country.

Belize's Wonder Women! Nilda Ninette Sosa Riverol
We are proud to announce that for the month of August, Nilda Ninette Sosa Riverol is our Belize Wonder Woman. Besides being a mother of two boys, ages 8 and 4, 33 year old Nilda Riverol is employed by the Belize Trade and Investment Development Service BELTRAIDE since September 2011. As a person who was humbly brought up in the once village of “Las Flores”, now a community that forms part of the City of Belmopan, Nilda is very passionate about the work she does, as she believes that the impact and positive change we want in our economy is not the responsibility of one individual but the collective efforts of an active and supportive ecosystem, and those are the efforts she advocates for.

Sunrise drumcall in honor of all African Ancestors who perished in the journey to this land ... Emancipation Day 2018
UEF and it's community partners commemorate the day Slavery was no more....

Miss Costa Maya 2018 Delegates Official Photo Shoot at Caribbean Villas Resort & Ramon's Village Resort
Photos by Jose Luis Zapata

The Holy Cha Chaac
Maya people from San Jose and San Pablo in Orange Walk preparing the food for one of the most important traditions for the Yucatec Maya in Belize the Holy Cha Chaac . The Way of the Masewal .

Caye Caulker Airstrip update
Painting lines, markers & identification numbers are being painted on the paved airstrip.

Caye Caulker Youth Football Camp
The Caye Caulker Village Council under the leadership of Mr. Henry Lopez have embarked on a Youth Football Camp. Mr. Henry Lopez has taken time out to train and strengthen the skills of these youths three times a week. Mr. Lopez went to purchase uniforms for six teams which is being financed by the CCVC. Mr. Lopez has also seeked coaching assistance from Mr. Austin Lopez, Mr. Selvin Echavarria, Mr. Javier Chevez, Mr. Cecilio Gallego, Mr. Harry Young and Mr. Enrique Ramos. These six teams will compete in a tournament which will commence this coming Sunday. We humbly ask the Community to come out this Sunday to support and cheer on these young footballers.

Miss USA 2018 Sarah Rose Summers in San Pedro
Celebrities have always love Ambergris Caye, and this time the island is honoured with the visit of Miss USA 2018 Sarah Rose Summers, who is vacationing on La Isla Bonita!

Belize Educational Service Group (BESG )from National Tsing Hua University "NTHU" Taiwan visits Benque
Yesterday, 31 July 2018, the Belize Educational Service Group (BESG )from the National Tsing Hua University "NTHU", Taiwan paid a courtesy visit to our Benque office for the second year. Last year, the NTHU donated computers, laptops and projectors to various organizations and DYS was donated two computers and a monitor to assist our youths with the work they conduct at the Benque resource center. For that we once again thanks BESG for their contribution which has and continues to be of great help to our children and youths with their work and research.

Development of a Work Plan to Address Maya Customary Land Rights
The Toledo Maya Land Rights Commission (hereafter the “Commission”) was established by the Government of Belize to facilitate the implementation of the Consent Order of the Caribbean Court of Justice (the “CCJ”) in Maya Leaders Alliance v. the Attorney General of Belize, [2015] CCJ 15 (AJ) which seeks to protect the rights of the Maya people arising from customary land tenure. The Commission recognizes the importance of a work plan to guide the implementation of the order. As such, the services of an expert consultant with extensive experience in dealing with indigenous peoples’ issues at both regional and international levels, inclusive of the drafting of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, of which Belize is a signatory, was contracted.

The 2nd Annual Deep Sea Classic Tournament
San Pedro, Ambergris Caye - Only 8 Days Away! The 2nd Annual Deep Sea Classic Tournament hosted by Grand Caribe Belize, is fast approaching and promises to be better than ever! Register now for the chance to win $50,000 BZD in Cash and Prizes!

Vacancy: BTB Senior Licensing Officer
he Belize Tourism Board is looking for a business professional to join its dynamic organization in the role of Senior Licensing Officer. The Officer will process applications, communicate with stakeholders on these applications, maintain an accurate database on registered stakeholders and contribute to the smooth running of operations within the Business Development Department, among other duties. For the full list of responsibilities and qualifications visit our website. Submissions can be sent to the email below: Human Resource Director Belize Tourism Board [email protected]

September Celebration at the 2018 Expo
Get in the mood for the September Celebration at the 2018 Expo on the 15th and 16th at the ITVET compound. Visit the Belize City House of Culture and Downtown Rejuvenation Project's Booth #122 and play games and win prizes. All children visiting the booth will receive a free helium balloon. Come and meet the Project Team and learn more about projects happening around downtown.

2018 History and Social Studies Competition
The Belize City Primary School History and Social Studies Competition is an initiative created by the Belize City House of Culture and Downtown Rejuvenation Project to promote our history and culture among our youths through education and excitement. Fifteen Belize City Primary School swill compete on October 26th for the coveted History Cup and to gain bragging rights of being the best in History and Social Studies. The 2018 competition will be the third year of this exciting competition.

Jicara/Calabash Lantern Workshop
Take advantage of the Jicara/Calabash Latern Workshop that will take place at the Banquitas House of Culture conference room on August 4th 2018; from 9:00 a.m to 4:00 p.m . Call us at 322-0517 to find out more information on this unique workshop that will teach you to turn this natural object into a beautiful decorative lamp.

Channel 7

Well Known Furniture Builder Dies At Sea
A well-known Belama area furniture builder died at sea this morning. Just after 11:00, 37 year old David Alamilla was heading to St. George’s  Caye with his crew for a job on a 32 foot boat, which was towing a 26 foot skiff, both loaded with lumber. Police say that 1/2 mile away from Moho Caye water entered Alamilla’s boat through a side door - causing it to sink.   Alamilla and his team tried to get the boat afloat but, then, he had an asthma attack. He died in his co-workers arms. This evening we spoke to the co-worker who had been working for Alamilla for 16 years. He recounts Alamilla’s tragic end. Andrew Middleton - Co-worker: "Heading to St. George's Caye, we were going to work out there, build a bodega, then one of the boat, we were carrying the lumber and that sink..."

CP Gas Robbers Charged
Last night we told you how - based on the circulation of a surveillance video - police had found two suspects for the CP Gas Station attempted robbery.  Well, today they were charged and tonight we can tell you that they are 19 year old Kyle Mariano Perez, and 20 year old Tyrique Leon Swaso. They were jointly charged for Attempted robbery and Wounding. Swaso was additionally charged for the crime of Damage to Property for breaking the glass door.  On Monday morning at 7:40, the pair entered the gas station unmasked and tried to rob the owner who put up a heroic fight to try to fend them off.

Thousands of Residents Along Northern Highway Lose Water For 24 Hours
Thousands of Belize City residents living along the Philip Goldson Highway, had the major inconvenience of no running water for almost 24 hours.  Belize Water Services Limited says that it was due to a break in their main water lines, which happened during their infrastructure works yesterday. Currently, BWS is spending 4.5 million-dollars to upgrade their supply system under the Philip Goldson Highway. That project is running at the same time as road works by Cisco Construction.  And yesterday, BWS encountered a series of challenges which lined up perfectly for their delivery system to fail for an entire day.  That caused Belize City residents living on Princess Margaret Drive, Coral Grove, West Landivar, Buttonwood Bay, Belama phases 1 to 4, and Bella Vista to go without water anywhere form 12 to 24 hours. 

Family in Fern Lane Fire Left With Only Shirts On Their Backs
There was a fire in Belize City early this afternoon - and, tonight, a family from the St. Martin’s area has no roof over their heads and only the clothes on their backs because of it.  We found out more on Fern Lane today:… Ezbert Ramclam - Fire Victim: "Me and my girl was upstairs in our house and we smell smoke so when we smell smoke, like we never paid it any mind at first but when we really smelled smoke, me and my girl run downstairs. So when we run downstairs a chair that was under the house got big flame with fire on it. So me and my girl gone and we start pull it to put it behind the yard to make the house no catch but we could have not haul it, I needed one more man power and we could have haul it to the back.

Corozal Hit and Run Driver Charged
Police have charged the man who they say knocked down 31 year old Corozaleno Armando Uitz on Saturday - leading to his death on Monday.   31 year old Olguin Elmer Hall from Ranchito Village, Corozal was slapped with a slew of charges, which include: manslaughter by negligence, causing death by careless conduct, drove motor vehicle without due care and attention, failed to report an accident and failed to stop and render aid. Today Hall was arraigned in court where he was offered bail of $12 thousand dollars. Uitz was the father of a 7 year old; his funeral was held today.

Cops Catch Contraband Coming Through “Estero” Again
Many times on this newscast, we’ve told you about the contraband hotspot named Estero, which is a about 3 miles outside of Patchakan on the banks of the Rio Hondo.   Today police were in the area doing patrols when they found a stash with (22) cases of Mexican beers, namely “Barrillito” and “Superior”. And then, at around 8:30 they saw 33 year old Bernaldo Cantun from Patchakan riding a bike. When he saw the cops, he threw away a plastic bag.  When police retrieved it, they found 1.1 kilos or two and a quarter pounds of weed inside. He was arrested and charged for drug trafficking.

Alleged Gun Robber Harry Montero Back To Court
Twenty-three year old Harry Montero was back in court today. Last week Thursday, police say they caught him and two minors in the Lord’s Ridge Cemetery after they had allegedly robbed Harpie Security of two .38 pistols.   On Monday he was charged with kept a firearm without a license and today he was charged for robbery.  When he appeared before Senior Magistrate Aretha Ford, Montero pleaded not guilty. He was denied bail and returned into remand - where he had been from Monday.  The minors - who police shot - have already been charged and gotten bail because of their injuries. 

Remembering The Time
Exactly 180 years ago today, descendants of the Africans brought to these shores rejoiced and sounded the trumpets and beat the drums of freedom. That's because in 1838, the British Act of Abolition of Slavery took effect in Belize and other territories in the Anglo-Caribbean. Today the UBAD Foundation is holding several events on their 5th annual commemoration of this day of Emancipation in Belize. We took a look back at a bit of history as it relates to African heritage in Belize and spoke to UBAD's guest of honour for this year's Emancipation Day. Slave Bunks and Slave Auctions, more than 200 years ago these and other inhumane practices  were imported to Belize as a result of the growing logwood industry in old British Honduras. And with it came elements of the vibrant African culture That today are reflected in society and on the faces of former slaves' great great-great grandchildren.

The Come-Back from Maya Land Rights Commission
On Monday’s news, you heard Cristina Coc, the spokesperson for the Maya Leaders Alliance and the Toledo Alcaldes Association, harshly criticizing the Maya Land Rights Commission for the way it has been implementing Maya Customary Land Rights. Coc asserted that the Commission has not engaged the Maya communities in good faith negotiations on how best to carry out this process. The Maya keep going to the Caribbean Court of Justice to complain about the Government and the Commission, saying that they aren’t making any real efforts to implement the court’s judgment, which is now 3 years old.  The latest complaints are about a draft work plan that the court ordered the two sides to collaborate on. The Maya say that the Commission has made unilateral decisions which they believe are counterproductive. 

The Battle For PUP Proprietorship: Arthur Swipes Back At Eamon
Last night, you saw the stinging remarks that PUP Legal Advisor Eamon Courtenay made against Arthur Saldivar, who’s trying to litigate his way into the PUP’s Belmopan standard bearer convention. Courtenay minced no words when he said that Saldivar needs accept that the party doesn’t want him as a standard bearer, and that his lawsuit to force the leadership’s hand is “misguided”.  We contacted Saldivar last night and this morning requesting an interview, which he initially agreed to, but later in the day, he said that his committee was meeting to discuss a response, and that they would get in touch with us later. Well, they did so this evening by way of a press release which reads, quote, “

BTB Wants Belizeans To Discover Their Own Country
An all expensive paid vacation: wouldn’t we all want one of those? Well, now you have an opportunity to win a free perfect getaway trip within Belize. The BTB launched its Belizean Traveler Campaign today and, in the end, 6 lucky Belizeans will win a $4,000 grand prize. Here is more on how you can win. Jocelle Stephen - Marketing and PR Manager, BTB: "So today we are really excited to share with the public that we are launching what we are calling the Belizean Traveller Campaign and it is based on the premise that we know that it is important to promote tourism all year round. International tourism is seasonal, there is the off season, there is the peak and there is the off season but we need to have heads in bed throughout the year so obviously the numbers are increasing, we see a lot of international tourists are coming, it is an attraction.

The Essential EMT’s
Many of us can’t bear to see a drop of our own blood from a needle prick or a cut –but Emergency Medical Technicians  see it all – a lot of oozing blood, fractured limps, gunshot wounds, you name it. And for some BERT EMT’s they have been on the job for almost 20 years. So today, to celebrate BERT workers, they held an open day at their headquarters off Coney Drive. We dropped by. Susan Ferguson - Acting Operations Manager, BERT: "So today we are celebrating our 20th anniversary here at BERT and we are having an open day to celebrate this milestone." Courtney Weatherburne: "So what activities do you have here for today?"

Best CA Female Volleyballers Converge on Belize
The Belize Volleyball Association is getting ready to host the 20th Edition of the Women’s Central American Volleyball Championship. It’s a 7-day international tournament where national teams from all over Central America, including Belize, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama will all converge at the Belize Civic Center, starting on Saturday. The Volleyball Association is promising that local fans of the sport will get to see it played at the highest level in this region.  The Association says that the Belizean athletes have been training hard for months, and they are as prepared as they can be for this tournament.

Sporty Kids At Smart Camp
Between 70 to one hundred kids participated in this year's Smart Stars Summer Camp program. Kids from 4 to 15 years of age, both male and female, were taught the basics of football over the course of a 2 week training program. They were drilled by local star athletes under the guidance of coach and camp coordinator Stanley “Jordan” Reneau. Today we stopped by to speak with their main sponsor who has been hosting this event for the past ten years. The summer camp program ends on Friday when prizes and medals will be awarded to some of the outstanding youth athletes.

Taking a Progressive View on Controversial cane Second Payment
Last week we told you about the disappointment in the Sugar Industry after the second payment came in.  It was very low, and the largest growers’ group, which is the Sugar Cane Farmers - was looking for someone to blame, namely ASR/BSI.   But the Progressive Sugar Cane Producers association struck a distinctly different note today.  They say that the second payment is low but not unexpected based on the global reality.  Their statement says, quote, “this is bad news for all cane farmers and with ninety (90) percent of sugar production being sold on the basis of low global market prices, then we- the tree association and the mill - with support from the government of Belize, must work together to successfully survive in this economic environment.

Inspiring Stories From Needs Based Scholarships
On this newscast we cover a lot of scholarship ceremonies, but the I AM BELIZE program is probably one of the most unique. It reaches into the lives of kids who may not have gotten a chance to go to high school at all. As we found out today, they’ve got dreams to remember. Along with the 23 other recipients, they will be fully funded under this needs-based scholarship with books, uniforms, and tuition and have access to additional support services to push them through high school.

Channel 5

Cabinet Maker David Alamilla Drowns At Sea
A well-known businessman died today at sea. Thirty-seven-year-old cabinet maker David Alamilla drowned near Moho Caye when the boat he and four of his workmen were traveling on capsized. The [...]

Coast Guard Responded to Capsized Boat
Alamilla’s body was brought to an area by Dolphin Park around one-thirty this afternoon before it was taken to the morgue at the K.H.M.H.  The Belize Coast Guard responded to [...]

Fire on Fern Lane Leaves Family of Five Without a Roof Over Its Head
A homeowner and his family lost everything in an early afternoon fire on Fern Lane in Belize City. Ezbert Ramclam was in the upper flat of his wooden house when [...]

Baby Etana Is Laid to Rest at the Lord Ridge Cemetery
The death of three-year-old Etana Bennett, another innocent toddler who has fallen victim to the senseless gun violence that continues to plague our society, has once again galvanized residents of [...]

Ranchito Resident Charged for Fatal RTA in Corozal Town
The driver of a vehicle which knocked down Armando Uitz, a Corozal resident, is facing a slew of charges. Thirty-one-year-old Uitz sustained head and body injuries and succumbed on Monday [...]

Chinese Businessman Found Dead in his Benque Viejo House
A well-known Chinese businessman was found dead inside his house in Benque Viejo del Carmen on Tuesday. He was last seen alive on Sunday and his wife and family members, [...]

BWS Explains Water Outage in the Belama Area
Belize Water Services has been undertaking a massive infrastructure project in line with the construction of a stretch of road along the Phillip Goldson Highway from the Haulover Bridge to [...]

BWS C.E.O. Says Water Mains Are Being Upgraded
According to Chief Executive Officer Alvan Haynes, Tuesday’s water crisis was compounded by another fourteen-inch main breaking in Ladyville.  Haynes explained to the media this morning that the work is [...]

Toledo Maya Land Rights Commission Responds to Cristina Coc’s Complaints
Maya communities in Toledo do not exist in isolation. This is what the Toledo Maya Land Rights Commission says. In response to bold comments made by MLA Spokesperson Cristina Coc [...]

Belizean Citizen Detained in Mexico for Carrying Endangered Marine Life
A Belizean citizen was detained in Mexico last week for attempting to transport various endangered marine species to China. The identity of the man, who is of Chinese descent, was [...]

Corozal Man Caught with 2lbs of Marijuana
A Corozal man was arrested and charged with drug trafficking. He is thirty-three-year-old Bernaldo Cantun, who was caught with nearly two point five pounds of marijuana this morning at around [...]

Corozal Police Find Contraband Beers
Police officers in the Corozal District also conducted an operation today on the Estero Road in Patchakan Village. The official report says that the team of police officers discovered twenty-two [...]

2 Persons Charged For Attempt Robbery of CP Gas Station
Nineteen-year-old Kyle Mariano Perez and twenty-year-old Tyrique Leon Swaso have been jointly charged for the crimes of robbery and wounding. Investigators believe that Perez and Swaso are the two persons [...]

BERT Celebrates 20TH Anniversary
Two decades ago, the Belize Emergency Response Team was formed with a mission to serve the ‘emergency medical needs of the Belizean people through active volunteerism and education. One of [...]

B.T.B. Offers Paid Vacation Worth $4,000 to 6 Lucky Persons
Do you want to go on an all expenses paid vacation worth four thousand dollars?  If your answer is yes then listen closely because the Belize Tourism Board is giving [...]

Smart Stars Summer Camp Molds the Future of Football in Belize
The Smart Stars Football Camp is underway at the M.C.C. Grounds.  For the past eight years, Smart has been fully sponsoring the camp so that over sixty children from across [...]

XX Central American Women’s Volleyball Championship to be Held in Belize
The Twentieth Central American Women’s Volleyball Championship will be held in Belize City starting on Saturday, August fourth. The Belize National Team says it is ready and eager to begin [...]

27 Students Awarded “I am Belize” Scholarship
Twenty-seven new students received Restore Belize Scholarships for four years of high school.  The “I am Belize” scholarship programme is running for eight years with the support of several corporate [...]

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LOVE FM

Water Shortage hits City and Villages
There was a serious water shortage that affected portions of Belize City and villages on Tuesday. The areas affected included: Princess Margaret Drive, West Landivar, Biscayne Village, Gardenia Village, Sand Hill, the Mile 13 community, Los Lagos, Lords Bank and Ladyville. Water access has been restored and because the heat has been murderous this summer …

Multi-million Dollar Upgrades made to Improve Water Services
There were major works being undertaken by the BWSL and the saying goes progress brings problems. So while many had criticized the company, it was a planned water outage that got affected by other factors as the CEO Alvan Haynes pointed out. However, as Love News found out, major upgrades to a system from the …

Emancipation Day
August 1st is celebrated as Emancipation Day. Though the Slavery Abolition Act 1833, ended slavery to most of the British Empire, only slaves below six years old were freed. Anyone from ages 7 to adult were then categorized as “apprentices” and required to work, 40 hours per week without pay. This was because the owners …

EQUIP trained teachers to better deliver
The Ministry of Education through its Education Quality Improvement Program (EQUIP) held a workshop which had the participation of teachers from Corozal Junior College, Belize Adventist Junior College, the University of Belize and St. John’s College Junior College. The workshop looked at how to effectively teach Mathematics, Science and Language Arts. Love News spoke with …

Fire leaves family homeless
A Belize City family is homeless tonight after their home was destroyed by fire. The bungalow structure on Fern Lane was gutted this afternoon during the blazing summer heat. Love News spoke with Ezbert Ramclam, the distraught home owner, about what transpired. Ezbert Ramclam Fire Victim: Me and my girl were upstairs and we smelled …

Be a tourist in your own country!
Belize has been attracting many tourists every year to our little jewel. Tourists come to explore our Mayan sites, enjoy our beautiful beaches and snorkel with the sharks. The Belize Tourism Board (BTB) wants more Belizeans to be tourists in our own country and that is why it launched the Belizean Traveller Campaign 2018 at …

BERT, 20 years later
The sound of sirens tend to cause alarm to many people who are peering on any situation from a distant. But for a family that faces sudden illness or injury the sound of sirens means help is on its way and that usualy means BERT is there to save the day. Today, the Belize Emergency …

Belize to host Central American Women’s Volleyball Championship
Belize will be hosting the 20th annual Central American Women’s Volleyball Championship beginning this weekend. The president of the Belize Volleyball Association, Allan Sharp along with the team’s coach and captain, encourages all Belizeans to bring their family and friends along, to show support for the Belizean team, as they volley against their competitors for …

Restore Belize helping students to realize their dreams
Restore Belize continues to make a difference in the lives of Belizeans. Today Restore Belize handed out twenty-seven scholarships that will give students the opportunity to further their education. The keynote speaker, Sheryl Terry, the Deputy Director for Public Relations at Belize Water Service Limited, charged the students to stay the course. Sheryl Terry Deputy …

Minister Edmund Castro met with delegates
Minister of Transport and National Emergency Management, Edmund Castro, today met with a high level delegation consisting of members of the House of Representatives of Japan and other officials at the Edward Laing Building in Belize City. The meeting was aimed towards strengthening the bilateral relations. The team discussed the plans for World Expo 2025 …

Corozal resident released on bail for hit and run
31-year-old Olguin Elmer Hall of Ranchito Village in the Corozal District has been charged in connection with a hit and run incident that occurred this past weekend. Hall was reportedly the driver of the vehicle that knocked down 31-year-old Armando Witz as he was riding his bicycle on College Road on Saturday...

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CCJ rules that Justice Awich is to be considered for investigation by JLSC
Earlier today, the Caribbean Court of Justice ruled that the Belize Supreme Court Judge, Justice Awich, is to be considered for investigation by the Judicial and Legal Services Commission (JLSC). In a joint letter dated 17 July 2012, Dean Boyce of British Caribbean Bank Ltd and Lord Michael Ashcro...

More cases of H1N1 reported in Belize
Two additional confirmed cases of the H1N1 virus were reported in Belize City yesterday. That now brings the total confirmed cases to five. On Friday, the Ministry of Health confirmed three positive cases of HINI Influenza in the Corozal District. The cases included two males who had recently travel...

Senate Select committee draft report almost ready
The first draft report of the Senate Special Select Committee should be completed sometime this week. The Committee was established to investigate incidents of corruption highlighted in the Auditor General’s Special Audit Report of the Immigration and Nationality Department. Following a year’s worth...

Jasmine Alert Program celebrates 6 years
The Jasmine Alert Program celebrated its 6 year anniversary today. The Program is Belize’s only Child Kidnapping Emergency Warning System, which was formed on July 3s1st, 2012. Today, a brief ceremony was held in Belize city, not only to celebrate the program’s 6th year in existence, but also to str...

Eamon not happy with Arthur Saldivar
Attorney Eamon Courtenay is among the number of PUP executives that Arthur Saldivar brought a law suit against earlier in June. Saldivar sued several Executive Members of the People’s United Party after his application to represent the party as a Standard Bearer in Belmopan was rejected. Saldivar ...

18 year old chopped in face for bike
An 18 year old Belmopan resident was chopped and robbed in the Rivera Community of Belmopan while on his way home from work. The incident happened sometime around 5:30 p.m. yesterday. 18 year old Jose Lopez told us that while riding his bicycle in the area, he got into close proximity with four men,...

No cooperation from witnesses in Dean Nemhard murder
Last night we told you about the death of 22 year old Dean Nemhard who was reportedly shot to the head by an unknown male person while he was socializing on Berry Street on Friday Night. Yesterday, Inspector Alejandro Cowo told the media that police are working to determine if Nemhard was the origin...

Project manager robbed of payroll
Over nineteen thousand dollars were stolen from a Belize City Project Manager while he was on his way to leave pay roll at his work site. 35 year old Jaime Dominquez reportedly left his worksite in Belama Phase 2 around 3 p.m. on Friday en route to Bella Vista. On his way, he picked up his 59 year o...

Waste control robbed again
At yesterday’s police briefing, ASP Alejandfro Cowo updated the media on some of the robberies that took place in Belize City over the weekend. One of those is the case of the robbery of 41 year old Brian Smith, Belizean Security Guard for SOS Security Firm. On Friday July 27th at about 3:00 a.m.,...

Concepcion villagers receive land lease titles
issued by UDP Corozal North Area Representative, Hugo Patt, who took over the Ministry of Natural Resources from Dr. Carla Barnett last month. The Ministry is known for prolonging the issuance of documents. Well, according to Minister Patt, his team went into the Ministry to fix that issue...

Store Manager fights off robbers
The CP Gas station at half a mile on the Phillip Goldson Highway was targeted by two masked men, one armed with a gun. The thieves stormed into the gas station’s convenience store and attempted to rob it of its cash...

Richard Oneal charged with attempted murder of Michael Tesecum
Police have arrested and charged one person in connection with the July 11th shooting of Michael Tesecum. 41 year old Micheal Tesecum was shot multiple times while walking on Tibruce Street that fateful night...

Man searches for food for stray animals
Often times when we speak about stray animals, we talk about the inconveniences and troubles they cause in our communities; but yesterday we met a man whose love for stray animals goes beyond the stigma attached to them. 55 year old Oscar Heredia has spent the last decade of his life digging through...

Deputy Compol attends training workshop in New Orleans
Deputy Commissioner of police Chester Williams left the Country once again on another training work shop. A couple weeks ago, Williams attended a training in Uruguay with High Ranking officers of various Nations. Yesterday, Williams told the media that he would be leaving the country for a week to b...

Irianna Leiva is the winner of the Miss East Indian Cultural Pageant
Two weeks ago we told you about the Miss East Indian Cultural Pageant that was being organized by the Corozal Organization of East Cultural Heritage (COEICH). The event was held on the 28th of July at in Corozal Town. Miss Irianna Leiva from Orange Walk was officially crowned Miss East Indian Beliz...

New Art Gallery in San Ignacio
A new art gallery was opened in San Ignacio town on Sunday. The art Galley showcases art pieces from artists across Belize. The venue is also equipped with four art studios fashioned for four full time artists. We spoke to Louis Cappellos, owner and manager of the gallery. Louis Capello, Art Gall...

Breaking Belize NewsPJ

Japan’s Parliamentary Delegation visiting Belize
A high-level delegation consisting of members of the House of Representatives of Japan accompanied by […]

One dead as boat capsizes off the coast of Belize
Police are investigating a drowning incident that happened today around 1:30 PM. According to reports, […]

Belize gets ready to host Central American Women Volleyball Championship
Today the Belize Volleyball Association (BVA) held a press conference at the Belize Civic Center to […]

Toledo Maya Land Rights Commission clarifies allegations of ‘non-consultations’
The Toledo Maya Land Rights Commission \was established by the Government of Belize to facilitate the […]

BERT celebrates 20 years anniversary
The Belize Emergency Response Team (BERT) celebrated its 20th anniversary today with an open day at […]

New British High Commissioner to Belize appointed
A new British High Commissioner to Belize has been appointed. Claire Evans OBE ( Order of […]

Suspicious cyclist busted with cannabis
A man busted with weed in northern Belize has been arrested and charged. According to police […]

Police find over 20 cases of contraband beers in Patchakan Village
Police today found 22 cases of Mexican beer on Estero Road in Patchakan Village, Corozal District. […]

Man, 31, charged in fatal hit and run in Corozal
Yesterday, police arrested and charged Olguin Elmer Hall,31, of Ranchito Village, Corozal for the fatal hit […]

Teenager from Trial Farm missing
The family of Brian Westby,16, of Trial Farm, Orange Walk District is concerned about him. Westby’s […]

New game in town: Mega Bonanza
There is a new game in town, the Mega Bonanza raffle. The raffle consists of 100 prizes worth a total of $30,000.

Businessman found dead in Benque Viejo
A businessman was found dead inside his home last night in the Hills of Promise area of Benque Viejo town.

Blogs

YOLO Takes You To the Crystal Clear Blue Waters of Ambergris Caye
I went on Island Dreams’ tour – The Chill Cruise – a few days ago. And if you love snorkeling, sunning, fun, great cocktails (or fresh fruit spritzers with lots of lime), really REALLY good food, a very smooth ride and endless aqua blue, sandy bottomed swimming? This is the day trip for you. YOLO! The day started with a briefing and then…out to sea.

International Sourcesizz

14 Private Islands You Can Actually Afford To Rent For Family Vacations
When you think of private islands, what comes to mind? Likely an aspirational faraway land of mega-yachts and business tycoons, movie stars and royals. Setting foot on a private island — let alone vacationing on one — seems completely out of reach. 1. Little Peter Oasis, Belize: The bungalow on Little Peter Oasis can house four people, so it’s a great option for a family or a pair of couples. While there, guests can fill their days with a variety of complimentary activities like snorkeling through your private reef, paddleboarding, kayaking and fishing, or swimming in the private lagoon. If that’s not enough, you can book scuba excursions, offshore fishing and tours of Mayan ruins for an additional fee. The all-inclusive package (including a private helicopter transfer from Belize City) starts at $5,995 for five days and four nights.

Bacalar, Mexico: The secret spot that’s as beautiful as the Maldives
I’D HEARD whispers from fellow travellers of a mythical little town on Mexico’s Caribbean Coast, boasting Maldives-blue water, no crowds, and a substantially cheaper price tag. Seduced by descriptions that likened it to a Caribbean island paradise, we swiftly ditched the tequila-soaked clubs of Cancun and Tulum and chanced the bus ride south to this rumoured nirvana called Bacalar. The first thing I noticed as we arrived was the distinct lack of ocean. Situated 340km south of Cancun International Airport, near the Belize border, Bacalar is 20km from the coast. The dazzling depictions that lured us here come from a vast freshwater lagoon that the town overlooks, fed by underground springs. But with the sun sinking behind us, there was no such oasis in sight, nor our hotel.

Jaw-Dropping Swimming Pools Set to Make a Splash in the Caribbean
From an infinity pool perched on a 25-foot limestone cliff in Turks and Caicos to a glass-edged pool that appears to sit atop the Atlantic Ocean in Bermuda, these pools alone are worth traveling for. Debuting as the FIRST Marriott International Autograph Collection property in Belize, Alaia Belize will feature the country’s FIRST suspended rooftop pool with an exquisite floor design and overlooking the tranquil Caribbean Sea. Designed to highlight the splendor of its natural surroundings, the swimming pool will complement Belize’s laidback lifestyle with a cozy lounge area, stylish firepits and lush landscaping.

Mexico wins international Maya ball tournament
The international cup of “Pok ta pok“, the ballgame of the ancient Maya, took place recently in Yucatán, an exact representation of this sacred game which origins date back to the year 1,400 BC. The national teams from Honduras, El Salvador, Belize, Guatemala and Mexico competed, countries where this game was developed and practiced by the ancient Maya in pre-Hispanic times. The Mexican team won this international cup that is part of the celebrations of the Maya New Year, the 8th year of Baktún 14.

Videos

  • Happy Emancipation Day Caribbean People! , 12min. Slavery Abolition Act was in 1833. Only slaves below age 6 were freed and the rest were called apprentices who were forced to work 40 days per week without pay as compensation to former owners. Full emancipation was achieved at midnight on July 31st, 1838. Emancipation Day is celebrated in many former British colonies in the Caribbean and areas of the United States on various dates in observance of the emancipation of slaves of African origin. It is also observed in other areas in regard to the abolition of serfdom or other forms of servitude. The Slavery Abolition Act 1833 ended slavery in the British Empire on August 1, 1834.

  • Sleeping Giant Resort, Jungle, Cave, 8min. In this episode we stay at the Sleeping Giant Resort. The resort had a great restaurant and nature all around us. We hiked up to the Sleeping Giant Gazebo. After checking out the resort we go to Blue Hole national park and Sleeping Giant Cave. Blue Hole is an unusual cold water deep blue swimming area. We took a hike at Blue Pool but the mosquitoes were too much to stop and record anything. The Sleeping Giant cave is a newly discovered cave that was an ancient sacrifice cave. They took us by horse carriage to the jungle leading to the cave. We find limestone formations, old pottery, and human remains.

  • My experience at the Reef Conservation project in Belize, 2min. This is a true ‘castaway’ coral caye with a few home comforts thrown in! It is extremely idyllic and an amazing true ‘get away’ experience as only the project team and volunteers stay here. The island is part of the Sapodilla group of islands, located in the south of Belize. The project is focused on conserving the environment and contributing to ongoing marine research in the Caribbean.

  • Belizean Traveller Press Conference, 45min.

  • Belizean Traveller Discussion, 21min. Here is a little preview of more to come for this 2018 campaign. BTB’s Communication officer Raphael Martinez and Marketing and Public Relations Manager Jocelle Stephen, along with BHA’s President Ted Tejada, discuss the exciting news of how you can win your dream vacation.

  • Gill nets and Hi fuel prices Rise & Shine, 1hr50min.

  • 2018 Belize Dive Trip - Eco Dive Center- Blue water Travel, 10min.

  • EXPLORING BELIZE, 2.5min. Here's a little vibes video of our family trip to San Pedro, Belize!

  • Blue Hole Diving, Belize 2018, 9min.

  • Belize Missionaries, 3hr. This evening missionaries from Belize, Central America share there stories.

  • Cliff Jumping in Belize, 3min. Best cliff jumping in Belize. Traveled through ancient Mayan cave and then cliff jumped. Definitely one of the best day yet!

  • Sharkys Scuba Trip to Belize 2018, 3min.

  • The 2018 Belize City Primary School History and Social Studies , 1.5min. The 2018 Belize City Primary School History and Social Studies Competition is only 2 1/2 months away. Which school wll win in 2018?

  • Gillnet video clips, 9min.

  • Kids in Action 2018 Beach Cleanup, 3min.