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The San Pedro Sun

33 New Divers graduate from Kids in Action Summer SCUBA Diving Camp
Ambergris Caye saw the graduation of 26 new divers who participated in the annual summer scuba diving program called ‘Kids in Action.’ The camp comprised of students and public workers, with orientation sessions at the San Pedro High School, as well as individual classes with their assigned instructors, who walked them through all the steps to become certified Open Water divers. On Saturday, July 28th, each successful participant was recognized with their certificate and saluted as a brand-new open water certified diver.

Meet the 2018-2019 San Pedro Pirates Football Club Players!
The new season of the Premiere League of Belize (PLB) got underway on Sunday, July 22nd. With fresh faces across many teams, The San Pedro Sun is pleased to introduce the players that form the San Pedro Pirates Football Club. This season the Pirates have eight new and 14 returning Pirates.

Ambergris Today

The Belize Police Receive Training On Stress Management, Dealing With Trauma And Suicidal Ideations
The Employee Assistance Programme, under the Ministry of Public Service, Energy and Public Utilities, held a three-day training with the Belize Police Department at the Police Training Academy in Belmopan. Sixty-eight (68) police officers with the rank of Inspector to Deputy Commissioner, were trained in Stress Management, Dealing with Trauma, and Suicidal Ideations within the Belize Police Department.

Pic of the Week - Never Ending Battle With Sargasso!
Battling Sargasso! Gusty Winds just keep bring tons of it to our shoreline! It seems like it is a never ending battle with Sargasso! Resorts and Beach Home Owners have workers on a daily basis cleaning nup the beach but Mother Nature seems to be winning this battle. Everybody has to do their part to help keep our Isla Bonita Clean.

BTB Launches The Belizean Traveller Campaign
The Belize Tourism Board (BTB) is encouraging Belizeans to be a traveller in their own country during the entire month of August as part of its Belizean Traveller Campaign. And to make the invite more enticing it is offering over $25,000 in prizes that will allow six winners to enjoy a dream vacation in any of Belize’s regional tourism regions. But the campaign becomes even better with the Belize Hotel Association (BHA) jumping into the band wagon to offer numerous discounts through its members during the campaign.

Misc Belizean Sources

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Corozal - Pardon the Interruption
Power Outage Scheduled from 9:00 a.m to 12:00 midday on Friday, August 3rd to affect 1st St. N, 2nd St. N, 3rd St. N, 4th St. N, 5th St N, 6th St N, 7th St. N, 8th St. N, 9th St. N, 2nd Avenue, 3rd Avenue, 4th Avenue, and 5th Avenue. BEL to relocate high voltage power lines in the area.

BEL assists 84 students through RESTORE Belize scholarships

TILAPIA LAKE VIRUS (TiLV)
The Tilapia Lake Virus was recently detected in fish farms in six states of Mexico namely: Chiapas, Jalisco, Michoacan, Sinaloa, Tabasco and Veracruz. The disease was first detected since 2014 in Israel and subsequently in Ecuador, Colombia, Egypt, Thailand, Malaysia, Philippines and Peru. Up to today’s date the disease has not been detected in Belize. The disease is caused by a virus named Tilapia Lake Virus. This new fish virus is known to cause death of up to 90% in farmed and wild Tilapia fish and is transmitted by the live tilapia fish, contaminated water or objects from infected fish farms. The disease mainly affects young tilapia fish.

The Belize Police Department Receives Training on Stress Management, Dealing with Trauma and Suicidal Ideations
The Employee Assistance Programme, under the Ministry of Public Service, Energy and Public Utilities, held a three-day training with the Belize Police Department at the Police Training Academy in Belmopan. Sixty-eight (68) police officers with the rank of Inspector to Deputy Commissioner, were trained in Stress Management, Dealing with Trauma, and Suicidal Ideations within the Belize Police Department. The training sessions were facilitated by Associate Clinical Psychologist Chad Lambert from the University of the West Indies Mona Campus who is temporarily attached to the Employee Assistance Programme.

Minister of Transport and NEMO Meets Japan Parliamentary Delegation
On Wednesday, August 1, 2018, Minister of Transport and National Emergency Management Hon. Edmond Castro met with a visiting high-level delegation consisting of members of the House of Representatives of Japan and other officials. The delegation included members of Japan’s Parliamentary Committee on Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, and was headed by Akihiro Nishimura, Chairman of the Committee. The delegation also included representatives from the Embassy of Japan in Jamaica. The discussions are generally aimed at strengthening bilateral relations and plans for the World Expo 2025 to be held in Osaka/Kansai, Japan.

International Costa Maya Festival has a A Fun Day Aboard YOLO
Thanks Island Dream Tours

Ryan Usher gets a gold medal at the NAPF 2018 Championships
Excellent news coming out of Mexico City!! Ryan Usher just placed 1st and received GOLD for his country in the open 59kg (130lbs) weight class at the NAPF 2018 Championships! We are extremely proud of Ryan, who also broke the NAPF 59kg class deadlift record!!

GOB's Controlled Pump Prices (Belize City)
Effective Date: 03rd August 2018

Core Fitness Corozal is CLOSING on September 7th 2018
We would like to thank all of our clients

View of newly paved main streets of Hopkins Village
Simply beautiful!

SAN JOAQUIN FIESTA
The Village of San Joaquin invites you for their 52nd Annual San Joaquin Fiesta from Thursday, August 16th to Sunday, August 19th. Schedule of Events Include the Following:- 16 August - Feastday Mass at 6:00 p.m. 17 August - 7:30 p.m. - Inaugural Ceremony and Coronation. - 9:45 p.m. Live Music by Dynamics of Belize Band. 18 August - 9:45 p.m. - Live Music by Dynamics of Belize Band. 19 August - 9:45 p.m. - Live Music by Gilharry 7 Band. Food and beverage, Art Work on Sale, Mechanical rides and Games for the entire family! Venue: San Joaquin Park Grounds.

Corozal - Job Opportunity for a Junior Field Technician
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New Chargé d’Affaires meets with Deputy Prime Minister Patrick Faber
Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. Keith Gilges had the honor to have a courtesy meeting with the Deputy Prime Minister Patrick Faber. Chargé Gilges and Deputy Prime Minister Faber discussed our strong partnership in the area of education, including literacy and expanding opportunities for youth across Belize.

Screen on the Green
Next Thursday, August 9 is Screen on the Green! Come watch “SING” with us! Bring your friends and family to the Governor General Field.

Paradise Theater playing this weekend
Book Club, Ploey, Avengers: Infinity War, First Reformed.

Barrier Reef Drive NOT closed Fri & Sat evening
Because of the Costa Maya festival, Barrier Reef Drive will not be closed Friday and Saturday evening, this is to help with traffic flow during the festival. Also please observe the street closures signs near the Festival. Thank you and have a safe festival.

Channel 7

Big Baby Back To Belize
Belize's favourite fighter, world heavyweight contender Jarell "Big Baby" Miller is back in the country. He arrived today from New York with his family and 7News met him at the airport to ask what this trip is about - and to press him a little about a public confrontation he recently had with the world heavyweight champion, Anthony Joshua: Reporter: "How does it feel to be home Jarrell?" Jarrell Miller, #3 Heavyweight Contender: "Can't wait, to get back. First thing I'm going to do is eat some fried chicken, panades and relax for a day." Reporter: "You came off the plane hungry." Jarrell Miller, #3 Heavyweight Contender: "Yeah. Straight up. I haven't eaten breakfast. Empty stomach when I got off the plane. It feels good to be home. I can't wait."

Police Say No Foul Play in Alamilla Drowning
Last night, we told you about the tragic drowning of 37 year-old David Alamilla, the well-known furniture builder from Belama in Belize City. Around 11 yesterday morning, he and his crew were heading out for a job on St. George's Caye. They were in a 32 foot vessell, pulling a 26-foot skiff, which was carrying a huge cargo of lumber. They were a short distance from Moho Caye when when the vessel being towed started taking on water. Alamilla and one of his co-workers were trying to raise the boat, but ran into difficulties on a rough and windy day. And that's when Alamilla suffered an asthma attack, and died, gasping in the arms of his co worker. This morning police said that they found no signs of violence on Alamilla's body...

CP Robbers Remanded
Last night, we told you about 20 year-old Tyrique Swazo, and 19 year-old Kyle Mariano Perez, the men police charged for daring robbery attempt at CP Gas Station in Belize City, which was caught on camera. Well, tonight, they are on remand at the Belize Central Prison. As we reported, at around 7:30 on Monday morning, two robbers stormed into the gas station, and attempted to rob one of the family owners. Their faces were completely visible to the surveillance camera, which recorded the entire event. The owner attempted to fight off the men, but they ganged up on him, beat in the head, and pistol whipped him. The owner, even though he was hurt, still grappled with them both until the men ran off without taking anything.

Burglars Break Into Electronics Store Through Roof
We often talk about organized crime in the city - where calculating criminals pounce on businesses with tactical precision after studying their operations. And tonight there's a similar story coming out of Orange Walk. It happened at around 1 a.m. at Odette's Home Center, which is on Main Street in Orange Walk Town. Three masked and armed men pounced on security guard, 52 year-old Jose Matus. The Manager told CTV-3 how these cunning criminals worked to neutralize all their security measures:

Shots Fired Between Rival Gangs In City
Police didn't want to discuss it today but there was a shooting in Belize City last night. It's news to us because it happened between Rocky Road and Berkley Street, which is a contested area between rival gangs that has seen violence for years. Just after 7:00, a shooter from one of the rival groups is reported to have fired as many as eight shots in the general direction of the opposing gang. Fortunately no one was hit, but a house in the area took a number of shots.

Cabbies Caught With Stolen Treasures
Two taxi men are out on bail after they were found with some valuable jewelry that had been stolen from the home of an Insurance CEO. 42 year old Robert Young and 25 year old Reginald Garay, are charged with handling stolen goods. They were found with items stolen from the Baymen Avenue home of the CEO of Home Protector Insurance, Louisa Moore. The theft happened sometime between May 21st. and July 27th when $29,220.00 in jewellery was stolen from the home.

The Tilapia Taint On Belize’s Border
Tilapia - it what's served in every fish burger and fish and chips basket this side of Melchor - in fact, you probably eat a lot more tilapia than you know. And that's because tilapia breeds plentifully, is cheap and easily farmed. But, tonight there's news that won't affect your fish burger, but it could affect the fish farm that made it. That's because the Tilapia Lake Virus was recently detected in Mexican fish farms. So far, the disease hasn't come to Belize , but if it does, it could wipe out stocks at fish farms: the virus is known to cause death of up to 90% in farmed and wild Tilapia fish.

More Than Just Justice
When someone hurts you or angers you, the last thing you want to do is sit and talk with them. Well, the concept of restorative justice incorporates that practice of bringing the perpetrator and the victim together to work things out and heal. Impact Justice is an organization out of Barbados that trains educators from different CARICOM countries on how to use this method in the classrooms. Today the Impact Justice team held a training for teachers, principals and education officers at the Biltmore. Here is more. Prof. Velma Newton, Regional Director, IMPACT Justice: "What we are actually doing here and it is important because Belize is one of the 4 countries in the region that we have reached the train the trainer stage. We have 3 Belizean teachers, 2 principals and 1 teacher who are actually conducting this training under the supervision of a facilitator from the Institute of Restorative practices in Canada."

C.A. Environment Ministers in Belize
Central American Ministers of the Environment are meeting this week in Placencia. That's because Belize is taking over the rotating leadership of the Central American Commission for Development and the Environment. Belize's minister of environment Omar Figueroa outlined the agenda Belize will push during its term of presidency:… Belize will hold the presidency for 6 months. The Ministers and their delegations have been taken to various tourist attractions, including Hatchet Caye.

Kids Shouldn’t Play With Matches
Last night we told you about the Fire on Fern Lane in the Lake Independence area. It left a family of five with nothing but the shirts on their backs. And it was all caused by playful children and idle hands. The Fire Department confirmed that for us today:.. Anyone wanting to help the family can call 602-7962.

Zinc House Gutted By Electrical Overload
From that Fern Lane fire to a Belama Phase 4 blaze. 3 residents are left without a home after a fire gutted their house on Monday morning. Station Officer Orin Smith told us more. Orin Smith, Station Officer, Fire Department: "The national fire service received and responded to reports of a structural fire in the Belama Phase 4 area in Belize City. On arrival on that scene found was a 20 by 30 zinc structure elevated 3 feet off the ground that was destroyed by fire. The hot spots were extinguished by the National Fire Service, preliminary investigation revealed that the fire originated as a result of an electrical overload that resulted in the destruction of that structure."

Teenaged Construction Worker Critical
Tonight, 18 year-old Jose Lopez, a construction worker from Las Flores, Belmopan, is at the KHMH in a critical condition. The teenager was chopped by a robber. It happened at around 5:30 on Monday evening. Lopez was going about his business, when a machete thief pounced on him, and tried to steal his bike. He resisted, and the assailant chopped him several times in the head. Today, police shared more details of this ruthless attack:

From Barbados to Belize
Since May, Belize National A Football Team has been in camp to prepare for this year's CONCACAF Nation's League. This international tournament is important because 16 of the 41 football nations - including Belize - who make up CONCACAF are trying to qualify for next year's Gold Cup. 6 of the national teams, namely, USA, Mexico, Trinidad & Tobago, Honduras, Costa Rica and Panama, have the highest rank in this region, and therefore they have automatically qualified for that tournament. So, that means there are 10 available slots, which the other 35 CONCACAF countries are jostling to get. They will do so via the Nations League Tournament, and football enthusiasts say that Belize has a very good chance of getting one of those 10, and qualifying for the Gold Cup.

U-15 Female Footballers Florida-Bound
So, while the Jaguars prepare for this friendly match, and for the matches in the Nation's League, Belize's National U-15 female team is preparing to depart for Bradenton, Florida, to compete in the CONCACAF Girls Championship Tournament. At today's press conference, the the FFB gave us an opportunity to meet with the U-15 Baby Jaguars who will be represent Belize in this tournament, and here's what one of their trainers had to say about their state of readiness:

Cops Learning About Stress and Suicide
68 police officers - ranging in rank from Inspector to Deputy Commissioner, received training in Stress Management, Dealing with Trauma, and Suicidal Ideations. The three day training was organized by the Employee Assistance Programme, and facilitated by Clinical Psychologist Chad Lambert from the University of the West Indies. But the mental health sessions aren't only for senior officers; throughout August rank and file police countrywide will also get their own workshop.

Crescent City Contingent Looking For The Cure
And while those police are learning about managing mental health within a stressed out department, a contingent of police, security personnel and social workers are in New Orleans to find a cure for violence in the wider community. We told you about the training two nights ago when we spoke to Deputy Commissioner Chester Williams. Today, we were provided with a group shot which shows the entire contingent, led by Minister of Human Development, Anthony Boots Martinez and his CEO Judith Alpuche, Minister of State for National Security, Elodio Aragon, Deputy Compol Williams and Southside Commander, Senior Superintendent Howell Gillett.

Fire Dept. Inconclusive on Fishermen Fire
The Fire Department can't find out for sure what started a fire at the Northern Fishermen Cooperative almost three weeks ago. Station office Orin Smith told us more:.. Security video showed a man going into the building but did not show him starting the fire.

U Turned?
There was a two vehicle collision in front of CISCO construction on the George Price Highway yesterday afternoon. A white Toyota Hilux assigned to the Port Authority seems to have been at the centre of the accident. According to reports, the driver attempted to make a U turn on the highwyay, but did not fully clear traffic. That's when a black car came from behind, and tried to swerve away - but slammed the Hilux on the driver's side. No one was seriously hurt.

Hall Charged
On Monday, we told you about the weekend accident in Corozal Town which claimed the life of 31 year-old Armando Witz. Well, police that they've arrested and charged the man who was driving the vehicle which knocked him down. As we reported, at around 6:30 on Saturday evening, Witz was riding his bicycle on College road when a Kia Sorento hit him from behind. The driver sped off, and left Witz badly injured on the side of the road where he fell. Bystanders rushed him the hospital where he remained in a critical condition for over 2 days. His injures ended up claiming his life, leaving police investigate a fatal traffic accident.

CASTRO MEETS JAPS
Members of Japan's House of Representatives are in Belize on a courtesy visit. The delegation includes members of Japan's Parliamentary Committee on Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism. It was headed by Chairman Akihiro Nishimura. They met with Minister of Transport and National Emergency Management Edmond Castro. Later on they met with Prime Minister Dean Barrow and the Minister of Foreign Affairs Wilfred Elrington. The delegation is also doing site visits to the National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO), the Belize National Fire Service, and the Belize Police Department.

Channel 5

BTV Sends Complaint Letter against G.O.B. to U.S. State Department
The Belize Territorial Volunteers has set a letter to the U.S. chief diplomat, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. The BTV is taking issue on the way U.S. funding for the [...]

Belmopan Teen Lucky to be Alive, after He was Chopped by a Robber
A Belmopan resident has been released from the hospital, following a near death experience at the hands of a robber who stole his bicycle.  Eighteen-year-old Jose Lopez was viciously attacked [...]

Odette’s Home Center in Orange Walk Targeted by Thieves
There was another robbery under the cover of dark in Orange Walk Town. The popular Odette’s Home Center, at the corner of Main and Baker’s Streets, was targeted by a [...]

Still No Leads in Recent City Murders
Three-year-old Etana Bennett was laid to rest on Wednesday and funeral services are outstanding for Dean Nembhard Junior. The two are recent victims of gun violence in different areas of [...]

Police Report on Drowning of David Alamilla
Family and friends of the popular cabinet maker David Alamilla continue to reel from his sudden death. Alamilla died after a skiff he was travelling in capsized on Wednesday morning [...]

Family of 3 Homeless after Mid-Morning Blaze in Belama Phase 4
A wooden house in Belama Phase Four was gutted to the ground leaving a family of three destitute. Clarissa Webster, her common-law husband and one year old child left their [...]

Officials Say Children Set Sofa on Fire, Destroying a Fern Lane Home
Children playing with matches may have been the cause of a house fire on Wednesday afternoon that has left a family of five without a roof over its head.  That’s [...]

IMPACT Justice Teaches Restorative Practices
A two-day training course on conflict resolution for professionals who work with students began today in Belize City. The sessions are being facilitated by IMPACT Justice, a regional project being [...]

Maya Leaders Alliance and DAVCO Issue Joint Statement on CCJ’s Consent Order
Representatives of the indigenous Maya community recently appeared before the highest court of the land, in an attempt to resolve a number of legal issues with the Government of Belize.  [...]

BAHA Warns Fish Farmers about Tilapia Lake Virus in Mexico
Tilapia Lake Virus is a relatively new fish disease. It was first detected in Israel in 2014 and then later spread to South America, Africa and Asia. The disease causes [...]

Round 2: Belize Faces Barbados at Home on Costa Maya Weekend
The national team from Barbados touched down in Belize today. The Tridents are here for a return friendly match with Belize’s Jaguars. The first game was played in the island [...]

Baby Jaguars are Off to Represent the Jewel in U-15 Football
There is another sporting event in which Belize is hoping for a win. A selection of female athletes, between the ages of eleven and fifteen, is leaving for the United [...]

Go Baby Jaguars Go!!
At today’s media event, players were introduced individually, by name, on-field position and the district each hails from.  Georgina Zabaneh presented the twenty-three young athletes.   Georgina Zabaneh, Manager, Female [...]

A Camp for Special Olympics Children
Children with intellectual disabilities today converged at Price Barracks to participate in the annual Shriver’s Camp facilitated by Special Olympics Belize. It’s a unique camp whereby children from across the [...]

Belize Assumes Presidency of C.C.A.D.
In July, Belize assumed the Pro-Tem Presidency of the Central American Integrated System, SICA, for six months.  On Wednesday night, Belize’s Minister Fisheries, Forestry, the Environment, and Sustainable Development, officially [...]

Healthy Living: Is Coconut Oil Good or Bad for You?
Many people who are trying to eat healthier are also looking for super nutritious foods to include or increase in their diet. Of recent, a few of our traditional foods [...]

LOVE FM

Police charged two men with attempted robbery
On Monday morning two men attempted to rob CP Gas Station at the entrance of the Philip Goldson Highway with Belize City. Inspector Wilfredo Ferrufino said two men have been charged in relation to that incident. Inspector Wilfredo Ferrufino, CIB, Belize City: “There they spoke to the manager of the gas station Mr.Nelson Ranchoran a …

Belmopan City Council Employees complained about late pay
In the Capital, some City employees are growing anxious over the extended waiting period for what should be a timely schedule for salary deposits. The Capital City Administrator, Ralston Fraser responded to the charges of tardy deposits and spoke about whether or not the City Council is financially stable. Ralston Fraser, Belmopan City Administrator: “If …

National U-15 to represent Belize at CONCACAF Games
Today, the Football Federation of Belize held a press conference to introduce the National U-15 Baby Jaguars, female football team which will be representing Belize at the CONCACAF games in Florida. Iris Centeno, the Women’s Director of the Football Federation of Belize, said she is convinced that the girls can win. Iris Centeno Womens Director …

Man sustained serious injuries during attempted robbery
Orange Walk was not the only district to have an unusual crime. The police also told us about a construction worker, Jose Lopez who is in a critical condition after he was assaulted during an attempted robbery on the street in the Capital city. Inspector Wilfredo Ferrufino, CIB, Belize City: “For Belmopan there was the …

Are you suffering with anxiety?
We all have been anxious going to a job interview; when meeting a potential partner for the first time; or performing for an audience. Those occurrences may be few and far between; however, when anxiety occurs more frequently, it is an illness. Dr. Marco Mendez, a Neurologist, explained the signs that may indicate your anxiety …

Police investigating Orange Walk robbery
Burglaries and robberies are typically crimes of opportunity; however, a group of men committed a well-executed heist at a store in Orange Walk Town, worthy of a Tom Cruise movie. Inspector Wilfredo Ferrufino explained how this group of men accomplished this “mission impossible”. Inspector Wilfredo Ferrufino, CIB, Belize City: “This morning, the second of August …

Drowning Near Moho Caye
A terrible tragedy occurred off the coast of Belize City, near Moho Caye on Wednesday afternoon. What should have been a straight forward towing of a vessel, resulted in the drowning of a Belize City carpenter. Inspector Wilfredo Ferrufino briefed the media on how the tragedy unfolded. Inspector Wilfredo Ferrufino, CIB, Belize City: “On the …

Impact Justice holds workshop in Belize
The Impact Justice Project is holding a workshop in Belize. The objective is to work with stakeholders to enhance justice for the benefit of women, men, youth and businesses in CARICOM member states. Chief Education Officer, Dr. Carol Babb spoke on the benefits of the workshop and the impact it will have on Belize’s Educational …

Man Charged for Hit and Run
On Saturday, July 28th, a hit and run accident occurred in Corozal. The victim thirty-one year old Armando Witz lived throughout the weekend, but succumbed to his injuries on Monday. Fast police work led to the capture of the suspect Olguin Hall. The police have charged him with manslaughter. Inspector Wilfredo Ferrufino, CIB, Belize City: …

Help is available for those with epilepsy
Epilepsy is a neurological disorder in which a person develops abnormal brain activity leading to seizures or periods of unusual behavior. There are many persons living with epilepsy in Belize. Dr. Marco Mendez, a Neurologist spoke to Love News about how parents could help their children who are living with the disease. Dr. Marco Mendez …

PlusTV

Belmopan Citco workers protest; still no salary payments
Belmopan City Council workers and Transport officers have, once again, not been paid. Workers say that the issue has been reoccurring since April. So today, during their designated break, the members of the Christians Workers Union walked out of the City Council office and left their workstations to...

Man drowns when boat sinks
A 37 year old Belize City Woodworker drowned while travelling by boat to St. George’s Caye this afternoon. According to police reports, 37 year old David Alfonso Alamilla was a part of a group of workers who were travelling from Bella vista en route to St. George’s Caye in a 32 feet boat that was ...

Olguin Hall charged in hit and run accident
On Tuesday July 31st, police formally arrested and charged 31 year old Olguin Elmer Hall, a self-employed Belizean of Ranchito Village, Corozal District, for Manslaughter by Negligence, Causing death by careless conduct, driving motor vehicle without due care and attention, failure to report an acc...

Committee for Arthur Saldivar slams Eamon Courtenay
The Constituents of Belmopan and the Committee to Elect Arthur Saldivar have responded to comments made by EAmon Courteny yesterday. As we told you, Attorney Eamon Courtenay is among the number of PUP executives that Arthur Saldivar brought a law suit against earlier in June. Saldivar sued several E...

Maya Land Rights Commission responds to allegations
The Toledo Maya Land Rights Commission was established by the Government of Belize following a Consent Order of the Caribbean Court of Justice over the Maya people’s rights to customary land tenure. As we told you earlier this week, the matter was before the CCJ for a Compliance report as the Mayas...

Two persons charged in CP Gas station robbery
Police have arrested and charged two persons in connection with CP Gas station’s attempted robbery on Monday morning. According to reports, 19 year old Kyle Mariano Perez and 20 year old Tyrique Swaso were both arrested and charged jointly with one count of attempted robbery and one count of woundin...

Harry Montero charged for robbery
23 year old Harry Montero was arraigned for the robbery. A total of 3 persons have since been arraigned for the armed robbery of Harpy’s Security Company on Antelope Street Extension where a security officer was held at gun point and 2 guns along with his handheld radio were stolen. The robbery occ...

Patchakan man charged with drug trafficking
Police were conducting a mobile patrol on the Laguna Road between Cristo Rey Village and Patchakan Village early this morning. According to cops, they saw a male person riding a bicycle and when the cyclists saw the cops, he threw a black plastic bag into the nearby bush...

22 cases of Mexican beers found
The fight against contraband goods continue, especially in the north of the country. Today, a team of police officers conducted an operation on Estero Road in Patchakan Village. That is where officers found a 22 cases of Mexican beers...

16 year old reported missing
A 16 year old has been reported missing. On Tuesday July 31st, Maria Narciso Tun reported that her grandson, 16 year old Brian Gabriel Westby, an unemployed of Trial Farm Village, left home July 4th to an unknown destination and has not returned home since...

Over 70,000 voters re-registered
A total of seventy thousand and nine applications have been received by the Elections and Boundaries Department since the opening of the national re-registration exercise on July 2md. According to a recent press release issued by the department, fifteen thousand, five hundred and fifty-eight applications were received in the week of July twenty-second to July twenty-eighth...

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. A press release from the British High Commission says that Ms Evans began her diplomatic career in 1987 and has served overseas in Jakarta, Islamabad, Dubai and Doha...

Tek Time Fi Read
Over three thousand five hundred books will be given away this weekend at the ‘Tek Time Fuh Read’ book festival inside the Belmopan Civic Center. The event is being organized by the Belmopan Junior Youths Spiritual Empowerment Project which has been in existence for the past 12 years...

The Reporter

Chamber Concerned About Crime
The Belize Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI) has raised concerns over the increased crime, specifically robberies and burglaries, targeting business owners over the last few months, primarily in Belize

BABY ETANA LAID TO REST
The memory of the little pink casket in a horse-drawn carriage through the streets to the Lord’s Ridge Cemetery on Wednesday will be a lasting reminder to the family and

COMMUNITY ICON DIES AT SEA
David Alamilla, 37, was pronounced dead at 2:30pm Wednesday after he suffered an asthma attack after an accident at sea. His death has shocked not only the Belama community where

DID CHILD ACCIDENTALLY TORCH FAMILY’S HOME?
A fire lit by a nine-year-old under a house on Fern Lane in Belize City on Wednesday afternoon may have resulted in the total

CROOKS CAUGHT ON CAMERA CHARGED!
Surveillance camera footage of a foiled armed robbery at CP Gas on the Phillip Goldson Highway led Police straight to two Belize City men who have since been arrested and

AWICH MUST BE INVESTIGATED, CCJ RULES!
Court of Appeal Justice Samuel Awich could lose his seat following a ruling by the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) that the Judicial and Legal Services Commission (JLSC) made an

BELIZE CITY LANDMARK GETS A FACELIFT
As the Belize City House of Culture and Downtown Rejuvenation Project continues, St. John’s Cathedral, the oldest historic building in the area is getting some needed renovations. The Government of

CRIMINALS SOURCING WEAPONS LOCALLY
In an effort to obtain additional firearms, criminal elements in Belize City as well as other parts of the country are changing up their strategies and are now starting to

Breaking Belize NewsPJ

Belize facing countrywide shortage of medication
Since the start of last month hospitals across Belize have been experiencing a shortage of medication. […]

Traffic officer busted with weed placed on interdiction
The Belize City Council has opted to put traffic officer, Stafford “Chicken” Young on interdiction with […]

Maya Leaders call for joint work plan on Maya Land Rights order
Today, the Toledo Alcaldes Association (TAA) along with the Toledo District Association of Village Councils […]

Drought causes millions in losses to Central American corn crop; Belizean corn farmers feeling the pinch
A month long drought in Central America, that is expected to continue to mid-August, has caused severe losses particularly to corn farmers in Salvador and Guatemala. The unexpected drought has costed many farmers their entire harvest […]

Man chopped multiple times in the head for a bicycle
A man was nearly chopped to death in western Belize for a bicycle. He is construction […]

Police make charges in case of fatal accident
Police have charged Olguin Hall in connection with the road traffic accident that claimed the […]

Odette’s Home Center in Orange Walk targeted by criminals
Odette’s Home Center in Orange Walk Town is the latest establishment to be targeted by […]

Police: David Alamilla drowned due to ‘asthma attack’
The life of beloved Belama resident and athlete, David Alamilla, 37, was cut short yesterday […]

Two young men remanded to prison for armed robbery at CP Gas Station
Tyreke Perez, 19, and Tyreke Swazo, 20, were remanded to the Hattieville prison yesterday. They […]

Tilapia lake virus detected in Mexico; BAHA on alert
The Tilapia Lake Virus was recently detected in fish farms in six states of Mexico: […]

US Embassy’s Woman of the Month: Nilda Riverol
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Visiting Belize City
Belize City is a port city of Belize, Central American country. The Haulover Creek River divides the city on the north and south sides and empties into the Caribbean Sea. It has a rotating bridge from the 1920s, which can be used manually and is a crossing point on the sides of the city. On the north side, the Belize Museum traces the country's history with exhibits that include Mayan artifacts. The Image Factory gallery exhibits local contemporary art. At the mouth of the Haulover Creek, is the Baron Bliss lighthouse, named after the benefactor of Belize, with its tomb on the outside. Cruises dock near the Tourism Village, which has travel agencies and commercial areas. The south side has colonial buildings such as the Government House of the nineteenth century made of wood and the Cathedral of San Juan, with its old organ of the mountains. The commercial port of Belize is to the southwest. The boats depart from the marine terminal on the north side to the nearby islands, such as Cayo Corker and Cayo Goff, known for their beaches and coral reefs.

Green Iguana Conservation Project Spa Day with BWRC
The Green Iguana Conservation Project teams with the Belize Wildlife & Referral Clinic (BWRC) to help Belize's Green Iguana population. The Green Iguana Conservation Project is more than just the San Ignacio Resort Hotel’s on-site tourist attraction. Each year iguanas are reared and released back into the wild, to help curb hunting pressure. Captive iguana breeding and release is technical, and the veterinary care for the iguanas is provided pro-bono by Dr. Isabelle and the BWRC team. BWRC is a local non-profit veterinary clinic and wildlife rehabilitation center. It provides free veterinary care to Belize's wildlife and key wildlife projects such as the Green Iguana Conservation Project. Dr. Isabelle and BWRC's team routinely conduct health checks and provide veterinary care as needed. Every few weeks, Dr. Isabelle's students from the Wildlife Institute bathe the iguanas, which the iguanas truly enjoy!

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US expat exodus down to cost of living and politics
An increasing number of US citizens are upping sticks and leaving for expat destinations with a lower cost of living. Expatriation from the USA isn’t just confined to expat professionals and retirees, it’s the cool thing to do for millennials and baby boomers sick of struggling to make ends meet on a decent salary and concerned about the country’s political future. Necessities are a strong infrastructure, good quality technology and a chance to start again in a new land. Nearly nine million Americans are living life to the full elsewhere, according to figures released by the US State Department. English is the official language in Belize, one reason why Americans flock to the island for recreation and eventual retirement. Ambergris Caye’s spectacular beaches and easy access to the mainland have made it the perfect spot for island life in a thriving expat community, and the cost of living suits US pensioners very well.

Drought May Hold Secret to Mysterious Maya Collapse
Around 900 C.E., the Maya quickly, and for the most part, mysteriously, vanished. Though some members of their society would continue living in the area, the great cities lay for the most part abandoned. The all-consuming jungle quickly rose back up, swallowing the ruins of an entire civilization. How it happened is the subject of much debate, though few certainties have emerged. Warfare, for one, seems to have become more common toward the end, and there’s evidence that a drought struck during that same time period. The actual impacts of the drought are less clear, however, as researchers have only been able to pick out a correlation between the two events thus far. Now, a new study lends a little more weight to the drought hypothesis. It shows that rainfall during the end of the Maya Classic period, the time of their collapse, was roughly cut in half.

The best and hassle-free places in the world for a second passport
With fugitive jeweller Mehul Choksi, accused in the PNBNSE fraud case, having acquired citizenship in the Caribbean nation of Antigua & Barbuda, the investment linked residency and citizenship programmes offered by various countries around the world have come under the scanner. Many immigration experts, in fact, feel that there is a trend among high net worth Indians to look for opportunities across the globe to either set up businesses or expand existing ones, for which they avail themselves of investment linked immigration schemes. Belize retirement: This Caribbean nation has a retirement programme with an average annual income requirement for retirees of $24,000, which is not too high by north American standards. The other advantages are no taxes on worldwide income and the possibility of operating businesses out of Belize, ideal for senior citizens from US and Canada, including those of Indian origin.

Climate Change May Bring the Nassau Grouper’s Moonlit Orgies to an End
Just before a full moon ascends over the Caribbean, Nassau groupers congregate by the thousands in winter and early spring to lace the water column with eggs and sperm. One such bacchanalia in the Bahamas in 1971 included an estimated 30,000 to 100,000 of these four-foot-long, brown-and-white-striped fish getting their freak on. Bull sharks visit this spawning frenzy too, in the hopes of an easy meal, as do gigantic whale sharks who can’t resist all that fresh caviar. Trouble is, after decades of overfishing, just 10,000 mature Nassau groupers remain, and their spawning spectacles can’t occur just anywhere. The fish, which can weigh as much as a bulldog, breed only in a narrow band of temperatures, from about 74.2 to 80.6 degrees Fahrenheit (24 to 27 degrees Celsius). According to a study published by Erisman and lead author Rebecca Asch in the journal Diversity and Distributions, climate change could cook the Nassau grouper’s orgies out of existence.

Videos

  • Belize Family July 2018, 3min. Just a few days with my family in Belize.

  • Belize'18 Mavic, 35min.

  • Hillview Train Station - Santa Elena, Belize, 3min. The Hillview Train Station is a fitness center and personal training gym in the Hillview Neighborhood in Santa Elena, Cayo, Belize.

  • Silk Caye Snorkeling the Barrier Reef, 5.5min. In this episode we snorkel at the Belize Barrier Reef. We take a boat out to an area called Silk Caye. The tour guide showed us around the area surrounded in reef. At the end we swam around with a group of nurse sharks, eagle rays, and big turtles.

  • Parasail Adventure Harvest Caye Belize, 5.5min. Today we visit the Parasail Adventure on Harvest Caye, Belize. Come fly with us as we soar through the air high above Harvest Caye and the BEAUTIFUL Norwegian Getaway!

  • The Ministry of Health and PAHO Belize - Breastfeeding Week, 38min.

  • International Swara Yoga School and Spiral Growth, 19min.

  • Belikin launched the District Label Promotions today. "Onli Eena Belize", 17min.

  • Talk Ah Di Town August 2, 2018, 40min.

  • CITCO hard pay, Poverty and Hunting fishing bans Rise & Shine, 90min.

  • Belize versus Barbados Friendly Game to be hosted on AC , 1min. The National Football Team of Barbados arriving on La Isla Bonita for their game on Saturday, August 4th, against Belize's A Team, the Jaguars! Game starts at 7PM at the Ambergris Stadium. Save the date, this is a game you don't want to miss!

  • View from the entrance of Corozal, 1.5min. This evening's view as the sea was kinda of rough. But, the weather was still great to come out and enjoy the weather. And, liked the sea breeze as I was walking along the seaside. I saw a number of people taking advantage swimming on the water. And, saw many seagrapes trees filled with riped seagrapes in this area.

  • Wallace River, Belize, 1min.

  • FIRST FAMILY TRIP.. BELIZE, 8min. Treated my mom to a vacation back home to Belize after 14 years of being away... of course my sisters had join and of course I had to find my own solo adventure