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The San Pedro Sun

Belize Jaguars win 1-0 against Barbados Tridents in friendly football match
Hundreds of football fanatics gathered at the Ambergris Stadium in San Pedro Town on Saturday, August 4th to witness Belize’s Jaguars victory over the Barbados Tridents in a friendly match. With the match drawing to an end, fans loudly demanding a score. And at minute 74, Belize’s Krisean Lopez delivered, nailing the first goal for his team. Down by one, Barbados tried their best to even score but Jaguar’s goalkeeper managed to block them all. When the final whistle blew, Belize claimed the 1-0 victory.

Reggaeton royalty Ivy Queen rocks Costa Maya 2018 stage
The legendary Ivy Queen delighted hundreds of fans during her concert at the International Costa Maya Festival on Saturday, August 4th. International Night featured a medley of artists leading up to the grand finale, and the audience was treated to some top notch performances. Grupo Crash opened the ceremonies with a high-energy dance routine, and they were followed by a quick rap solo by Frank ‘El Killer’, a local island talent. The iconic Belizean group Garifuna Collective came up next, bringing the best of their hits to life. The audience was treated to a spectacular show of drumming, singing and dancing – there was even a quick demonstration of the Jankunu!

Caye Caulker granted re-registration extension dates
As the national voter re-registration process continues nationwide, the Elections and Boundaries office in Belize City has confirmed an extension for Caye Caulker. Residents had lobbied for additional time after only having from July 16th to the 23rd in the first re-registration exercise. The new extension is now from Wednesday, August 8th to the 13th, and all Hicaqueños who have yet to re-register are encouraged to visit their Community Centre to do so. According to reports from Elections and Boundaries, up to July 28th, a total of 70,009 applications for re-registration had been accepted countrywide.

Ambergris Today

Ivy Queen Delivers Memorable Performance At Costa Maya Festival
Ivy Queen, the Queen of Reggaeton, had the masses singing and dancing during her performance at the International Costa Maya Festival that was held over the weekend in San Pedro, Ambergris Caye. She performed on Saturday, August 4 to the delight of hundreds of fans that crowed the venue. International night proved to be the most successful night of the festival with top performances prior to Ivy Queen’s headliner appearance on stage. The Queen of Reggaeton performed her greatest hits such as “Yo Quiero Bailar, Que Lloren, Soy Libre” and much more. Fans as far away from Mexico and Colombia travelled to the island to meet and see her perform.

Miss Honduras Claims Crown At Costa Maya Pageant 2018
With a commanding stage presence, poise, elegance and intelligence, Miss Honduras, Mary Cruz Cardona Galindo captured the Miss Costa Maya 2018 title during the Costa Maya Festival held in San Pedro, Ambergris Caye Belize. Rounding up the top three were Miss Mexico (also winning Best National Costume) in second place and Miss Costa Rica in third. The stage was filled with bright colors as the seven contestants left the audience in awe with their cultural costume presentations, playfully flirted in their swimsuits and captivated everyone’s attention with glamorous evening gowns. Entertainment was provided by Alma Caribeña dance troupe from Mexico and Grupo Crash from El Salvador.

Hon Castro & Heredia On The Ground After San Pedro Fire
Minister of NEMO (with responsibility for National Fire Service), Hon Edmond Castro was on the ground on Saturday, August 4, 2018, in San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, within hours after an early morning fire destroyed 10 buildings, leaving more than 75 persons homeless. After a brief meeting at the San Pedro NEMO Office, Hon Castro joined Area Representative Hon Manuel Heredia on the ground where they inspected the damage and spoke with victims of the devastating blaze. All victims were already being provided with shelter (mainly at Hope Haven); food, water, clothing and hygiene kits.

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Hon Edmond Castro & Hon Manuel Heredia on the Ground After San Pedro Fire
Minister of National Emergency Management (who also has responsibility for the National Fire Service). Hon Edmond Castro, was on the ground Saturday, August 4, in San Pedro, Ambergris Caye within hours after an early morning fire had destroyed 10 buildings, leaving more than 75 persons homeless. After a brief meeting at the NEMO San Pedro Office with officials of NEMO, the National Fire Service, Police Department, San Pedro Town Council, Red Cross and other community volunteers, Hon Castro joined Belize Rural South Area Representative Hon Manuel Heredia on the ground where they inspected the damage and spoke with victims of the devastating blaze. All victims were already being provided with shelter (mainly at Hope Haven Children Shelter & Community Center), as well as food, water, clothing and hygiene kits.

Soccer tourney on Caye Caulker
A few photos from Sunday's games. Can't wait for next week's game!

Water outage in San Pedro
Belize Water Services informs customers in San Pedro that water supply will be interrupted from 11:00pm to 5:00am from Monday, August 6, 2018 to Friday, August 10, 2018 in order to build storage for the day-time supply. Customers will also experience low water pressure especially at peak times during the day. The entire San Pedro Water system is being affected. BWS apologizes for any inconvenience this interruption will cause our customers in San Pedro.

Fidus Pro Dog Show
Saturday, August 11th,2018 | Agricultural Show Grounds,Belmopan. Best Dress Dog | Best Trick Dog | Obstcale Course Dog | Largest and Smallest Dog | Best Potlika Dog | Best Obedience Dog | Best Of The Best | $500.00 CASH PRICE. Starts at 9:00am! 2:30pm-5:30pm Live Coverage by The National Channel.

National Poetry Competition

The Caye Caulker Airstrip is one step closer to its grand re-opening!!!
Beautiful airstrip, and well deserved. Glad its about to be completed.

Why Choose Private Offshore Banking in Belize
Private offshore banking in Belize continues to increase in popularity. Through its continual demonstration of banking compliance with financial industry laws and legislation such as the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act, or FATCA, Belize has established itself as a leader in safe, stable international banking locations. It is entirely normal to have questions about the privacy and stability of offshore banking in Belize when other banking options exist. Recently, Luigi Wewege, Senior Vice President of Caye International Bank in Ambergris Caye, Belize, provided answers to many of these questions as part of a webinar on why Belize is the leading international jurisdiction for banking in Central America.

Strengthening Belize’s Oil Spill Response Capabilities
Representatives from various Government and Non-Governmental Organizations, Private Sector, and Academia associated with Disaster Risk Management and Oil Spill Response will meet at the Radisson Fort George Hotel & Marina, Belize City from 8th to 10th August 2018, to validate the National Oil Spill Contingency Plan. The Department of the Environment (DOE) within the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Fisheries, and Environment & Sustainable Development, and Immigration (MAFFESDI) commenced implementation of the Consultancy to Update and Align the National Oil Spill Contingency Plan of Belize (NOSCP) to meet international standards in August of last year. The overall objective is to strengthen prevention, preparedness and coordinated emergency response nationally for an oil spill event in terrestrial, aquatic and marine environment, and align the plan to meet international standards and comply with the Convention on Oil Pollution Preparedness, Response and Co-operation (OPRC).

National Trade Policy of Belize Public Consultations
UPDATE: Please note that the date for consultations in Dangriga has been moved to Wednesday, August 15, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. In 2017, the Government of Belize through the Directorate General for Foreign Trade (DGFT), embarked on creating a coherent and effective Trade Policy, following the development and approval of the National Trade Policy Framework (2016). The Trade Policy, guided by this framework, is envisaged to stimulate and contribute to the growth of Belize’s trade domestically and internationally. This Policy is built upon four pillars i.e: institutional strengthening, supply capacity, market access and trade facilitation. The Policy further contextualizes entrepreneurship, higher living standards, efficient productive practices, trade governance and inclusiveness and ways to build and enhance beneficial trade relations.

1st Annual New River Quest
Bring your Kayak or SUP! $55 entry fee for Solo paddler; $100 for double! Accepting Registrations for KAYAKs ( K1, Sit on Tops - Solo and Double, Surfski) and Stand UP Paddle Boards. Solo Entries $55, Double $100.

Realize Summer Art Workshop
Realize Belize is having a Summer Art Workshop for people with disabilities on Saturday, August 11th, at Hode's, going from 10:00am to noon. Contact them at 663-2659 for more information. In related news, Realize Belize is having a Summer Family Day on Saturday, August 18th, at the new Camp Sekonsa. "Realize Summer Art Workshop: for individuals with disabilities of all ages and their families. Come along and join in a range of fun art activities!

Miss Costa Maya 2018 Pageant Highlights

Channel 7

87 Homeless After Another Big San Pedro Blaze
Tonight, 87 people from 10 families are homeless after another devastating fire on San Pedro. This one started early on Saturday morning around 1:30 am in the Boca Del Rio area. When the firefight was finally finished 3 hours later, 10 structures had been affected; fortunately no one was hurt. But, that doesn't mean that there isn't pain - Daniel Ortiz found that in abundance when he went to San Pedro today:... Daniel Ortiz reporting: Today, in the Boca Del Rio area, cleaning crews were already at work trying to clear away the substantial amount of debris left behind in yet another block burner that has devastated residents of San Pedro.

NEMO Organizes Relief Response
And while that recent history is troubling, the present moment is even more so for these 87 San Pedro residents. They lost everything, but NEMO will help them out with a handful of supplies until they can start to re-build their lives. We met with Minister Edmond Castro and his NEMO team in Ladyville this morning as they loaded their trucks with a cargo bound for San Pedro. Hon. Edmond Castro, NEMO Minister: "I am sorry for the loss for those families affected on the island of San Pedro in the Boca Del Rio area. As NEMO responsibility, we were out there to assess the situation." "NEMO has a standard basic package that we give to fire victims, some start-ups like mattresses. The number of persons will determine how many mattress you will receive, we will send food packs, we send a small table top stove, we send gas tanks, we send bedding and that kind of thing so we are sending for all 87 persons affected by that fire.."

Arson Caused Block Burner
Now while NEMO was assessing the damage and connecting with the fire victims, the Fire Department was also doing ITS part in investigating the cause of the fire and it's arson! Today Fire Chief Ted Smith told us that two houses were already on fire when they arrived but there was only so much they could do to contain the fire, so it spread and damaged 10 structures: Ted Smith, Fire Chief, Belize Nat'l Fire Service: "The fire started on the lower flat of the southwestern portion of a two story structure on Conch Shell Street, Boca Del Rio, San Pedro." "So far we have determined that the fire was an incendiary fire which means that the fire was lit by a person or persons who knew under the circumstances that the fire should not have been lit at the time."

Off Duty Cop Caught Murderer
And while the fire was the weekend's big news in San Pedro, things started badly from Friday when 50 year old Carlos Valdez was found stabbed to death in his apartment on Caribena Street. It happened at around 8:00 that night in a cluster of apartments above the White Horse Club. Police told us how a cop who lives there - was off duty in his room when he responded to find the killer fleeing:... ASP Alejandro Cowo- OC, CIB Belize City: "Police constable Mr. Campos, who resides in the same apartment building, was inside of his room along with his wife when he heard a commotion coming out from one of the rooms of the apartment. As a result, as he stepped out of his room he observed a male person running out from Mr. Valdez's room holding a knife and observed what looked like suspected blood on his shirt..."

Vicious Island Murder Leaves Witnesses Puzzled
So, it is a mystery as to what led to the stabbing - and as you heard, the family of the accused is suggesting that Gilbert Chanek may have had mental problems. It's the kind of disturbing scene that nobody wants to unfold in the privacy and comfort of their home, but that's exactly what happened at the home of Myrna Trujillo. She granted us an interview today, in Spanish. Here's what she told us about Valdez, her friend of 30 years:

Fruit Stall Robbery Foiled
There was a daring hold up this morning at a fruit stall on Coney Drive. It started off as an innocent sale: two men came by the stall to buy a banana and then they left. But when they came back, one of the men pulled out a gun on the fruit vendors. Fortunately, the gun snapped and he was able to wrest the gun away from the culprit. Here is the account from the fruit vendor's son. Courtney Weatherburne, reporter: "And these two guys came up to you guys, what did the guys say at first?" Voice of: Son: "Because they say…I guess they bought a banana from my mom. So my mom told them sure, she gave them the banana, she didn't charge them and then they came back and said the banana wasn't good and that it was rotten so my mom told then go ahead, grab another banana and my dad had the knife behind his back because he knew the guy had a gun."

Robbers Fired Six Shots
And police pretty much have the same story regarding this fruit vendor hold up, including another additional detail that the fruit vendors confirmed. During the struggle, the culprit fired 6 shots before he dropped the gun and ran off. Fortunately no one was hit. Here's the police account: ASP Alejandro Cowo, OC, CIB Belize City: "The first time they came to purchase a banana and then they came back, saw what was happening, then they came back a third time, when they came back the third time, they pulled out a fire arm and they robbed the person in charge of the place of a few dollars..."

Did Flavio Filch Santander’s Funds?
On Friday, we told you about the Santander accountant who had allegedly misappropriated over two hundred thousand dollars. Today, the head of national crimes investigation, Joseph Myvett told us more about the allegations of Flavio's filching of funds: ACP Joseph Myvett - Head, NCIB: "On the second of August, the management of Santander Ltd. reported to the police that between June 2015 and June 2018 an audit was conducted by the Santander Group which revealed that a number of checks were unaccounted for. A further investigation led the company's auditors to discover that five of those checks were made out to Flavio Tzalam, who was the person responsible for the checks. Those checks were found to be cashed, having a total value of over $219,000..."

Alleged Murderer Escapes
Melvin Locke, known as "Pack Bread", was gunned down in Dangriga one month ago - and, this weekend, police arrested Nyle Vasquez for it. But, Vasquez wasn't long for the Dangriga holding cell, and before he could be arraigned, he escaped. The 24 year old is on the run tonight:... ACP Joseph Myvett: "On Saturday 3rd, August have arrested and charged Nyle Vasquez for the crime of murder which occurred on Dangriga on the 2nd July, 2018, during which Melvin Locke was shot and killed."

He Tried To Kill Kadeem
A 21 year old from Seine Bight is at the Southern Regional Hospital recovering from a gunshot to the jaw. He was shot at 10:30 last night in the village outside a home where he was attending a function. Police say it is a dispute between groups of young men: ACP Joseph Myvett: "On Sunday August 5th, shortly after 10:40pm police responded to a shooting incident in Seine Bight Village, where upon arrival they observed Kadeem Augustine with an apparent gunshot injury to the lower jaw. At the time he could not speak, however, further investigations into this matter revealed that Augustine was socializing at a private residence in the village when he left to go to the back of the yard..."

OW: Odette’s Robber Caught
Orange Walk Police have made an arrest in the high stakes burglary of Odette's Home Center. As we told you last week, thieves came through the roof, tied up the security guard and then helped themselves to a bevy of electronics, including cell phones, tablets and laptop computers. At the end of it, they also took the DVR which captured the surveillance video. Police had an update:... ACP Joseph Myvett, Head, National Crimes Investigation Branch: "On Friday, based on information received police conducted a search at the home of Martin Mendoza on San Pedro Street in Orange Walk Town which resulted in the discovery of two cellular phones and two tablets. He was detained pending investigation..."

Cargo Truck Robbed And Stolen in B’Pan
A cargo truck delivery-man was robbed on Saturday afternoon in Belmopan. It happened around 3:40 when two robbers went looking for money, but ended up stealing his truck:... ACP Joseph Myvett: "On Saturday August 4th, police responded to a robbery report sometime around 3:40pm on Nim Li Punit Street in Belmopan, where one Francisco Monterroso, 29 years old, delivery truck driver reported to the police that whilst park at a business place on Nim Li Punit Street in order to conduct a delivery..."

Speaking Small Island States On Belize’s Biggest Island
This afternoon at the Mahogany Bay Beach Resort in San Pedro, Belize hosted the OFFICIAL OPENING CEREMONY of the Caribbean Regional Partnership Dialogue and Regional Preparatory Meeting for the Midterm Review of the SAMOA Pathway. That's a lot of words, but really it's about the fate of Small Island Developing States, or SIDS in an era of climate change and a world order that cares little about how countries like Belize fare. The Prime Minister put it in perspective:...

PUP CITCO Says UDP Minister Took Their Equipment
The City Council says it's missing some heavy equipment - and an internal report from the council says Minister Anthony Boots Martinez basically took it from the council. It's called a special Audit Inspection for heavy equipment that is unaccounted for - and can't be found. The report says, quote, "Based on information gathered the equipment form part of a fleet of equipment for the Council that arrived in 2015 but as of today, 2018 the Council still haven't seen the equipment, nor have they been returned to the Council."

Belizean Women Holding Their Own In Regional Volleyball
Today is day 3 of the 20th Central American Women's Volleyball Championships. It is the first time it is being held in Belize so our girls are fired up about that home court advantage. So far Belize has beat Panama 3-0 and lost to Salvador in its opening game. But there are still a couple more games left to be played and President of the Belize Volleyball Association, Allan Sharp says the Belize team is ready for the challenge. Allan Sharp, Belize Volleyball Association: "We have already competed two days, this is the 3rd of the 5th day. Belize played opening night. We lost a squeaker 5th set 17, 15 against El Salvador, last night we won 3 sets to 0 against Panama. Today we play Nicaragua in the night cap, 7:30, tomorrow we play against Costa Rica at 7:30 and then Wednesday night is the final night we play Guatemala at 7:30."

Channel 5

Another Massive Fire on San Pedro; 87 Persons Homeless
Friday night ended horribly in San Pedro where the weekend activities associated with the very popular Costa Maya were marred by tragedy. A fire ignited at a wooden house sweeping [...]

Troubles of Fire Department Exposed
Massive fires are not new to the island. Less than two months ago, as many as four family members were burnt to death in a horrible fire. Prior to that [...]

Help is on the Way for Boca del Rio Fire Victims
Two days after the fire, a massive humanitarian effort is underway in San Pedro to assist victims of the devastating inferno in Boca del Rio.  An outpour of public assistance [...]

Benque Man Stabbed to Death in San Pedro; Suspect Charged
Hours before the devastating fire in San Pedro, a man was stabbed to death inside his house on Caribeña Street on the island.  The chopping victim is Carlos Valdes. He [...]

Alleged Murderer Breaks Free; Police Investigate Their Own
Have you seen Nyle Vasquez from Dangriga? The wanted man is on the run and police are looking for him. On Saturday, the twenty-four-year-old construction worker was arrested and charged [...]

Businessman Fights Off Armed Assailants during Botched Robbery
A minor and an eighteen-year-old man were today arrested by Belize City police after they allegedly attempted to rob a fruit and vegetable shop. The botched robbery happened at around [...]

Robbers Target Quality Poultry Delivery Men
A Quality Poultry Products deliveryman was jacked of seven thousand dollars on the job. The employee told police that on Saturday around three-thirty he was parked on Nim Li Punit [...]

3 Vehicles ‘Unaccounted’ for by Belize CitCo
A Special Audit Inspection was conducted into what is being described as ‘unaccountable equipment’ belonging to the Belize City Council. The special audit was requested by the Councilor responsible for [...]

Santander Group Accountant Stole $200K
A former accountant at Santander Limited was arrested and charged with theft of over two hundred thousand dollars from the Spanish company.  Last Thursday, the Santander’s management reported to police [...]

Martin Mendoza Charged for Burglary at Odette’s
Police say they made some progress in the burglary that happened at Odette’s Store in Orange Walk. They conducted a search at the home of Martin Mendoza on San Pedro [...]

No Suspects in O.W. Western Union Robbery
Police say they have no suspects in the burglary that happened at a western union branch in Orange Walk on Thursday. A cashier at the business reported to police that [...]

21-Year-Old Shot in the Face
A twenty-one-year-old man was shot in Seine Bight Village on Sunday night some-time after ten-thirty.  Kadeem Augustine was socializing at a house and when he went out in the back [...]

Government of Belize Issues Statement on Chaotic Situation in Venezuela
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro was the target of a failed assassination attempt on Saturday in Caracas.  Six people have since been arrested for their alleged involvement in the incident.  According [...]

SAMOA Pathway Comes to San Pedro
This afternoon in San Pedro, a regional preparatory meeting was commenced to review what is known as the SAMOA Pathway, short for Small Island Developing States Accelerated Modalities of Action.  [...]

Miss Honduras Wins La Reina de la Costa Maya 2018
There is a new Reina de la Costa Maya. She is Mary Cruz Cardona Galindo, a stunning TV presenter from Honduras, who wooed the judges with her grace and poise [...]

James Adderley and the Weekend in Sports
Good evening, I’m James Adderley and this is Sports Monday.   [Highlights of the weekend sporting activities....]

CTV3

Mennonite From Little Belize Charged With Ammunition Offence
A resident of Little Belize here in the Orange Walk district was charged with firearm offences after he was caught in possession with unlicensed ammunition over the weekend. According to official Police reports, authorities were conducting mobile patrol on the San Estevan Road on Saturday shortly before midnight when they came across an individual identified as twenty-four-year-old Johan Klassen sleeping on the San Estevan Bridge.

Ship Registered In Belize Red Flagged In South Korea
Reports from international news outlet “ChoSun media” today indicates that a ship which docked at a port in South Korea and which was suspected of carrying illegal North Korean Coal into South Korea is reportedly registered to Belize. According to the report the Korean Customs Service reportedly searched the vessel but found nothing suspicious however an investigation is currently ongoing on the matter.

LOVE FM

Santander Employee accused of stealing $219K
The Santander sugar group is launching a case against one of its employees. 29 year old Flavio Tzalam had diverted funds and written several cheques to himself totaling two hundred and nineteen thousand dollars. The National Criminal Investigations Branch indicate that not only is Tzalam in police custody, he is also expected to face more …

Cops Make Arrest for Odettes Burglary
Odette’s Store in Orange Walk Town was burglarized by a trio who came down through the roof. They stole an assortment of electronic items and also held up the security guard and took his weapon. The manager Eldo Cowo said they knew exactly where to go to take the tape from the VCR. The police …

Tragic fire in San Pedro
Ground Zero is the term used to describe some of the most devastating experiences to hit any country. Whether its terrorism or a hurricane like Hattie, the impact on the ground is usually the worst. However, San Pedro experienced a towering inferno that flattened several buildings and left over 80 persons homeless. The financial impact …

Caught after trying to rob Fruit Vendor
Another pair of criminals tried to making a daring escape but one of them was caught. About 9:30 this morning a daring robbery occurred on Coney Drive in Belize City. But people are no longer becoming victims by letting thieves take advantage of them. They are fighting back. Similarly to the CP Gas Station robbery …

Quality Poultry Vehicle Robbed and Crashed
That story would fall perfectly into the narrative that Belize City has always had a bad reputation for being the place to be robbed. But theft and burglaries are occurring across the nation. Recently a Quality Poultry truck was robbed on the road to Valley of Peace. Another incident has occurred, this time in Belmopan. …

NEMO’s Response to fire victims in San Pedro
Love News met with Edmund Castro, the Minister of Emergency Management Organization (NEMO), at its warehouse in Ladyville Village, where he shared NEMO’s plans and its effort to assist the fire victims. Castro said most of the victims are being sheltered at the Hope Haven Children Center and the Community Center. Since the tragedy occurred, …

Accused Murderer Escapes from Police during Bathroom Break
On Saturday August third, Nyle Vasquez was arrested for the murder of Melvin Locke which occurred in July. His detention was quite short because he escaped later that day while on a bathroom break. It is unclear how he escaped the police but Assistant Commissioner of Police, Joseph Myvett says the Professional Standards Branch is …

Victim Survives Shooting
And while that man did not survive a stabbing, in another part of Belize a victim survived being shot to the face. On Sunday night just before eleven o’clock, 21 year Kadeem Augustine was socializing with friends in Seine Bight when he was shot. According to the Head of the National Crime Investigation branch, ACP …

Murderer runs into Police Officer after Stabbing Carlitos Valdez
While no one was miraculously injured by the fire, there was still violence on the island. A man from Benque Viejo Del Carmen lost his life on Ambergris Caye. 50 year old Carlitos Omer Valdez was a contractor who painted houses on the island. Valdez was staying in a room upstairs of the White Horse …

San Pedro Mayor speaks on the town’s overcrowding
The homes in that devastated section of Boca Del Rio may have been built a little too close for building regulations. However, Mayor Daniel Guerrero said the overcrowded situation in certain areas of the island is a contributing factor in the magnitude of the damages. Daniel Guerrero Mayor of San Pedro: There was no planning …

Fire Chief gives an update on tragic fire in San Pedro
Today Fire Chief, Ted Smith delivered the unexpected news that the investigation has revealed the fire was caused by arson. Fire Chief Ted Smith: So far we have determined that the fire was and incendiary fire which means the fire was lit by person or persons who knew under the circumstances that the fire should not have been lit at the time. We received the call 01:36 hours from the police that is located next to the Fire department in San Pedro …

Recovering addict shares testimony with the world
Many persons may recover from an addiction and celebrate their achievement in a very personal way. However, Errol Fabien, a native of Trinidad & Tobago, who is a recovering addict, is letting the world know that he has been delivered from addiction. He is celebrating by visiting fifteen countries including Belize. Love News spoke with Fabien about the significance of visiting these countries …

Fibroids: Early detection can preserve a woman’s fertility
Fibroids are tumors that grow in the wall of the uterus or womb and are most common in women between the ages of twenty-five and forty-four. In serious cases, women may lose their womb preventing them from having children. Love News spoke with Dr. Marcelo Coyi who said that some of the symptoms women should look for are pain against the pelvic and heavy periods …

Efforts being made to increase the number of breastfeeding mothers
Only thirty-three percent of mothers breastfeed their baby in Belize. Ministry of Health and PAHO would like to see those numbers increase even further by the end of this year. The Institute for Nutrition in Central America and Panama (INCAP) is hosting a workshop in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and PAHO to commemorate breastfeeding week …

The Reporter

FIRE CHIEF BLAMES CONGESTION FOR SPREAD OF FIRE IN SP
The National Fire Service has come under fire in San Pedro, where 87 persons have allegedly been left homeless by a blaze which occurred on Saturday at around 1:10am. Many residents have claimed that inadequate response and inadequate equipment were what caused the fire to spread to as many as ten homes. But today Fire Chief Ted Smith stated that “whether we had arrived with five trucks and 20 men, it would be extremely difficult to contain the fire because the members of the (Fire) Department don’t have the opportunity to properly implement what we call the three-pronged attack within the area because of the close proximity.”

ARMED ROBBERS CAUGHT BY POLICE, – TEENS JACK FRUIT VENDOR ON CONEY DR
Police have two teenagers, one 18 and the other a minor in custody following an armed robbery at a fruit stall on Coney Drive this morning. According to reports, the two boys visited the stall three times at around 10:00am – once to buy a banana, the second time just passing by and the third time one of them produced a firearm and proceeded to rob the shopkeeper of an undisclosed amount of cash.

Breaking Belize NewsPJ

Kadeem Augustine, 21, shot in the jaw
On Sunday night the peace was shattered in the southern community of Seine Bight Village when a […]

Teen robbers robbed vendor of ‘pocket change’ but civilian took away their gun and opened fire at them
This morning shortly after 10 a.m. Belize City robbers targeted unarmed vendors on Coney Drive. The robbers visited […]

7-year-old boy found hanging in a cemetery
The village of Seine Bight is mourning the death of a child. He is Antwone Marin, […]

Man stabbed dead in San Pedro bedroom, his alleged killer caught by off-duty cop
Carlitos Galvez, was stabbed multiple times on Friday night inside a room at White House Club in San […]

Delivery man runs away from robbers and leaves behind $7,000 and a vehicle
Police have not yet made an arrest in connection with a Saturday afternoon robbery out west. Assistant Commissioner […]

Accused murderer escapes from jail during bathroom break in Dangriga
On Saturday police arrested and charged Mile Vasquez with the July 2nd murder of Melvin “Packbread” Locke, 50. However, […]

LGBT community celebrating Gay Pride in Belize
The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transexual (LGBT) community in Belize is celebrating Gay Pride week […]

Man chopped in the face, turns the other cheek and forgives attacker
In a surprising twist, a man chopped up out west has forgiven his attacker. He […]

Alleged burglar arrested, police seek accomplice
Police have made a breakthrough in the aggravated burglary of Odette’s home center in Orange […]

Police yet to make arrest for Orange Walk Western Union robbery
Orange Walk police are yet to identify a suspect in a robbery case in that […]

Santander employee busted writing checks to himself for more than $219,000
An employee at the Santander Sugar Group has been accused of stealing from the company. He […]

Belizean student prepares for career in conservation with month of voluntary service
Second year student at John Paul II Junior College (JPIIJC), Salvador Iglesias recently completed a […]

Fire. Fire. Fire.
The views expressed in this article are those of the writer and not necessarily those of Breaking Belize […]

Ship registered to Belize suspected of carrying North Korean coal to South Korea
According to reports from ChoSun media, a ship docked at the Pyeongtaek port in South […]

NEMO and Tourism Ministers assess fire damage in San Pedro
An inferno destroyed 10 buildings, leaving over 75 people homeless early Saturday morning. Minister of […]

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  • 2018 Belize Mission Trip - Walden Community Church, 21min.

  • Belize City and Belize zoo, 4min.

  • Turneffe Island Resort Scuba Diving - Belize - 2018, 7.5min. Highlights from a week of scuba diving at the Turneffe Island Resort off of the coast of Belize. Sharks, Dolphins, Green Moray Eels, Sting Rays, Eagle Rays, Lobster, Trunkfish, Angelfish, coral reef and more.

  • CATCH AND COOK BARRACUDA BELIZEAN STYLE, 19min.