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The San Pedro Sun

Gary Greif confirmed to contest Manuel Heredia Jr’s BRS seat in the UDP
San Pedro Town Councillor Gary Greif is confirmed to contest the United Democratic Party (UDP) convention against incumbent Minister of Tourism and Civil Aviation Honourable Manuel Heredia Jr., for the Belize Rural South seat in the upcoming General Elections 2020. Greif’s approval of his candidacy was confirmed on Saturday, August 4th. Since then, both Heredia and Greif have shared their thoughts with the media. Greif believes that BRS needs new blood and that he has a healthy chance to beat four-term Heredia, who stated that Greif’s ambition to take over his seat may cause the end of his young political career. Heredia calls Greif’s application for standard bearer ‘disrespectful’. According to him, there is always a time for everything, and Greif should have waited.

Wolfe’s Woofers: House Hunting
Dave and I followed his real estate agent in my golf cart as he looked at several different properties. “I’m not really sure about buying a house from an agent,” he said. “This one is so young and she doesn’t seem that smart to me.” “What other option do you have?” I asked. “I could always build a house and do the contracting myself. What do you think of that idea?” “I don’t like to give advice,” I told him, “but I’m going to make an exception in this case. I’ll give you my Rule of House Building.” “And what would that rule be?”

U.S. Senior Advisor for Central America Meets with PM Barrow and FM Elrington on Nicaragua Crisis and Other Regional Security Concerns
On August 8, 2018, U.S. Senior Advisor for Central America Ambassador Todd Robinson met with Prime Minister Rt. Honorable Dean Barrow and Foreign Minister Honorable Wilfred Elrington to discuss our common concerns over the breakdown of law and order in Nicaragua and other regional security issues. Ambassador Robinson’s stop in Belize was the first in his regional trip to coordinate joint efforts to support the OAS working group to promote a peaceful and democratic outcome to the ongoing crisis in Nicaragua as agreed upon in an OAS resolution adopted on August 2, 2018. Ambassador Robinson will also visit El Salvador and Costa Rica.

Ambergris Today

Miss Belize Universe Pageant
The lovely contestants of the Miss Belize Universe Pageant are on the island and gearing up at Pink Boutique! Be on the look out for these lovely ladies as the tour our beautiful island! Be sure to say hi, they are more than willing to snap a selfie with you!

Misc Belizean Sources

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2 charged for the murder of British filmmaker Richard Foster
Police confirmed that Andrew Robert Clarke, a 31-year-old of La Democracia Village and Derwin Lincoln Jones, a 26-year-old of Cotton Tree Village have been charged for the crime of Murder and Abetment to Commit Murder. According to reports, police are seeking a third suspect. Foster was taken from his Savannah Guest House and stabbed as many as ten times before his body was dumped in the Rivera area of Belmopan. Police say that his killing was motivated by robbery.

Perseids Meteor Shower
Sunday night is supposed to be the peak night for seeing the Perseid meteor shower. August 12, 13 - Perseids Meteor Shower. The Perseids is one of the best meteor showers to observe, producing up to 60 meteors per hour at its peak. It is produced by comet Swift-Tuttle, which was discovered in 1862. The Perseids are famous for producing a large number of bright meteors. The shower runs annually from July 17 to August 24. It peaks this year on the night of August 12 and the morning of August 13. The thin crescent moon will set early in the evening leaving dark skies for what should be an excellent show. Best viewing will be from a dark location after midnight. Meteors will radiate from the constellation Perseus, but can appear anywhere in the sky.

Ronnie Blades Murdered
Sometime after 4 p.m. on Saturday, August 11th, Ronnie Blades was stabbed and killed in the Capital, Belmopan.

Benque Neighborhood Watch Summer Program
August 20-24, 8am-11:30am

Fisherman arrested for out of season conch
On August 9-10, 2018 a joint enforcement operation with Belize Audubon Society, Belize Coast Guard, Belize Fisheries Department, and Belize Police Department resulted in seven (7) fishermen found in possession of 614 market-cleaned conchs. These men will be charged for Possession of Conch during the Closed Season. Their fishing vessel and its subsequent equipment have since been confiscated. The operation then led to a further search in the dense mangrove on Long Caye, Lighthouse Reef Atoll that resulted in the discovery of 1,916 market-cleaned conchs. The abandoned conch was then labeled as found property.

NOW HIRING!
Warehouse Assistant - Bowen & Bowen Ltd, Corozal

Wine & Paint Night
A unique Wine and Paint night is being organized by the Rotaract Club of San Ignacio. It'll be next Saturday at the Cahal Pech Resort. "The Rotaract club of San Ignacio is excited to collaborate with @artist_griffith and bringing wine and paint night to the west. Join us Saturday, August 18th at Cahal Pech for a fun paint session. Limited spaces are available so call and book a seat (All items will be provided) Wine and Sangria will be on sale."

FCD's Karst Management Unit conducts further mapping training
For volunteers in preparation for mapping of cave system in Chiquibul.

V.S. Naipaul, Who Explored Colonialism Through Unsparing Books, Dies at 85
V.S. Naipaul, the Nobel laureate who documented the migrations of peoples, the unraveling of the British Empire, the ironies of exile and the clash between belief and unbelief in more than a dozen unsparing novels and as many works of nonfiction, died on Saturday at his home in London. He was 85. n many ways embodying the contradictions of the postcolonial world, Mr. Naipaul was born of Indian ancestry in Trinidad, went to Oxford University on a scholarship and lived the rest of his life in England, where he forged one of the most illustrious literary careers of the last half century. He was knighted in 1990.

Channel 5

Murder in Cotton Tree Village, Cayo District
News Five has just confirmed that a man was viciously stabbed and killed in Cotton Tree. The name of the victim is being withheld at this time, but information to our newsroom is that the fatal stabbing occurred about an hour ago and police are still out in the village processing the scene.

1 Held for Brazen Home Invasion, Shooting of Eugene Henderson Jr., Shooting victim succumbs to gunshot injury
Murder: shooting victim Eugene Henderson Jr. succumbs to gunshot injury at the KHMH on Friday night. Henderson Jr. was shot to the side of the head as he slept on a sofa during a home invasion in Roaring Creek back in June 2018. His mother and sister have since confirmed to News Five that he passed away after 9 p.m on Friday.

The Reporter

ALLEGED GAS STATION ROBBERS INTERCEPTED IN GET AWAY VEHICLE
In less than two weeks Puma Coral Grove Gas Station located on the Phillip Goldson Highway came under attack by robbers, but this time police quick response led to the apprehension of the men who are suspected to be the culprits. Although Lijahman Young 25 and Ryan Rhaburn 21 have not been formally charged with the robbery they were busted in the suspected get-away vehicle and in possession of a 9mm pistol along with an extended magazine containing 30 mm live rounds of ammunition.

TWO HOUSES BURN IN SANTA ELENA, – Reduced to Ashes
Two houses, located on George Price Avenue in Santa Elena Town were scorched by fire and reduced to ashes early this morning. There were no reported injuries but house owner Geronimo August 68 completely lost his two storey board structure measuring 30 by 40 ft and another cement structure measuring 10 by 10. According to police reports the fire raged out of control around 1:20 a.m. on August 11th and is taught to have been caused by a candle which was left in one of the rooms.

SELLING RUM AND WOMEN’S BODIES
By Deborah Mencias-McMillan and Lisa M Shoman Sex sells…everything from body lotion to rum. We know that. But does that make it right? The advertising budget for any alcohol product is significant. Rum producers sell rum by emphasizing their product’s distinctive qualities. And using sex to sell rum is as old as rum, and maybe sex. Using sexy women to sell rum is an unabashedly carnal business. Women have pouted, poured sinuously, undulated around and writhed pleasurably for rum and spirits for eons.

QUALITY POULTRY PRODUCTS IN COROZAL BURGLARIZED
A thief or set of thieves who burglarized Quality Poultry Products in Corozal Town by cutting off a padlock from off a shutter is now on the run with over $5,000 cash, gift certificates and several blank checks. Reports gathered by police from the Ingrid Vega, manager of the establishment located on 3rd Street is that around 5:00 p.m on August 9th, the establishment was properly secured after conducting business for the day. On the following day August 10th, around 8:00 a.m when the staff returned to the establishment they discovered that the store was burglarized by someone who cut off a padlock from one of the shutters.

GOB announce motorcade for volleyball team.
The Government of Belize through the Ministry of Education recently issued their congratulations to the Belize National Volleyball Team on winning the silver medal during the 20th Central American Women’s Volleyball Championship. In honor of the team’s recent achievements and stellar performance displayed during the five-day tournament the governement will be hosting a motorcade through the principal streets of Belize City on August 13th, 2018 starting at 2:30 p.m. at the Marion Jones Sporting Complex. The release states, ‘It is noted with great pride by the government that the country offered overwhelming support to the team during the games and so commends the nation for uniting in this regard.”

PG woman stabbed to death in Belize City
A callous stabbing in front of a popular establishment on Central American Boulevard in Belize City last night has claimed the life of a woman. The now deceased has been identified by police as Roxana Pop 33, Belizean of Punta Gorda Town who was pronounced dead by doctors at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital around 7:08 p.m. on August 10th, 2018.

San Pedro Fire Victims Receive Assistance
The huge losses caused by Saturday morning’s fire in San Pedro and the dire plight of those left homeless and without possessions have not gone unnoticed or unanswered; since then several organizations and private businesses have come to the aid of the victims and have offered basic assistance and shelter. Fifteen of the 87 displaced persons are being housed at Hope Haven – a children’s shelter that has redirected its focus for this week to the needs of the fire victims, many of whom are also children.

British Filmmaker Brutally Murdered – One Man Detained!
On Thursday morning Police confirmed that based on statements and descriptions given by witnesses, they have detained one man, a resident of Mahogany Heights, for questioning in the callous murder of world renowned British filmmaker Richard Foster, 74. The well-loved resident of Mile 28.5 on the Phillip Goldson Highway was found dead Tuesday night in the Rivera Area of Belmopan, the same day he was reported missing and one day after Police suspect he was abducted from his home.

Breaking Belize NewsPJ

Police charge 2 men for murder of Richard Foster; seeking 1 more
Today, police arrested and charged Andrew Robert Clarke,31, of La Democracia village, Belize and Derwin Lincoln Jones,26, of Cotton Tree village, Cayo for the crime of murder and abetment to commit murder. Clarke and Jones are being accused of kidnapping and killing British filmmaker Richard Foster. […]

Man stabbed to death in Belmopan
BBN has received confirmed reports that a man was stabbed to death tonight in Belmopan. The […]

Christian Varela charged for drug trafficking
Corozal police intercepted a passenger bus at the corner of 7th Avenue and College road in Corozal Town yesterday morning and conducted a search. Police searched Christian Varela, 19, however, nothing incriminating was found on him. […]

Police find weed inside a bus
Yesterday evening, police were conducting a vehicular checkpoint in Sandhill Village when they searched a passenger bus and found 3.35 pounds of weed inside a bag. […]

Police find 13 pounds of weed in Belize City
Yesterday morning, Belize City police conducted a search in the area of Set Site, Belize City. There, police found (8) parcels of cannabis weighing a total of 13.4 pounds. […]

Quick police response lead to apprehension of gas station robbers
According to reports, yesterday, around 12:27 pm, two gas attendants at PUMA gas station in Belize City were robbed. The attendants told police that two men, one armed with a gun, demanded money from one of them. […]

Guatemalan National detained in Chiquibul National Park
Police are investigating a report of an armed Guatemalan found inside the Chiquibul National Park. According to reports, yesterday around 4:40 pm, a park ranger handed over Jaime Leonel Felipe Calderon, 27, a Guatemalan of San Jose Las Flores to San Ignacio Police. […]

City Council’s summer basketball tournament concludes this weekend
This weekend the Belize City Council is approaching the end of its summer basketball tournament. Councilor with responsibility for Youth and Sports, Micah Goodin, told us more. “For the last five weeks we have engaged 240 children, 24 from each Belize City constituency under the age of fifteen years, ” he said. […]

Brandon Cattouse cleared of doping allegation
Elite cyclist Brandon Cattouse was vindicated from allegations of using a banned substance yesterday, following the decision handed down from the single arbitrator of the Regional Anti-Doping Organization. […]

Blogs

4 Healthy Cheap Food Options From $3 – $15
I often get emails from readers planning their trip and wanting to know where to find cheap local food. Aside from mentioning a few places, I always tell people to look around for the “hole in the wall” spots. Although generally, people consider it moderate to slightly expensive, you can eat well at a healthy price. All four low-cost meals I am going to mention today can be eaten onsite but I often opt for takeout. Another thing they share in common is that they are all located right in the middle of town. (Pricing in Belize currency.) Albertina’s, Norma’s Deli, Feliz Pollo, Juvinies Ceviche Bar, Laguna Azul Deli.

International Sourcesizz

5 Countries Where You Can Retire on the Cheap
Millennials, you won’t be surprised to hear that our saving for retirement… isn’t going so great. And while it’s nice to think that we’ll be able to turn this tide around, the reality is for many of us that just might not happen, and we’ll have to look for other alternatives in our golden years. That could mean pulling up your roots and moving to another country. Or maybe you’re already fed up with the grind and want to take your job mobile and live super inexpensively starting now. 1. Belize: Between English being the country’s first language, incredible temple ruins, gorgeous blue waters, and the fact that you can quite comfortably live there for $1,000 USD a month — and much less, if you’re willing to be especially thrifty — Belize has a lot to offer the budget-conscious over-65 set. These are just a few of the reasons it tops our list of inexpensive places to retire.

Videos

  • Saturday's view in San Pedro Ambergris Caye., 4.5min.

  • Swimming with Sharks in Belize!, 4min. Belize is amazing! It was a perfect country to have as country #100. Staying in San Pedro, I visited Hol Chan, Mexico Rocks, and spent as much time in the water as possible!

  • San Pedro Belize Dive, 2min.

  • Sailing Trip 2016 - Belize, 4min.

  • Driving Around Belize City, pt 1, 1min.

  • Driving Around Belize City, pt 2., 5.5min.

  • Driving Around Belize City, pt3., 5.5min.

  • Spider money in Belize Zoo, 1min.

  • Hon. John Briceño on Belize's territorial integrity, 4min. Briceno speaks at the Belize Territorial Volunteers protest in Belmopan

  • III Meeting of the Belize Guatemala Commission Pic, 10sec.

  • THIS IS BELIZE - GoPro & Drone Highlights, 3min. Here is a highlight reel of my recent trip to beautiful Belize. The majority of the shots are from the DJI Mavic Pro Drone and the GoPro Hero 6. The locations are in Caye Caulker & Placencia. It Also shows a snorkle trip to the Belize Barrier Reef and a boat tour to some of the amazing cayes including King Lewey's island resort.

  • Fidus Pro Dog Show!, 67min.

  • Yucatec Maya artist from Quintana Roo, 7min. La lengua Maya sigue presente, concierto en Oaxaca in k'áatech tin wiknal subtitulado al español. Ko'one'ex Beetik u Juum Maaya T'aan / Que la Lengua Maya suene en cada rincón del mundo. K'ame'ex ki'imak óolal- Saludos Mundo. Nombre de los integrantes de Ya’ax Aluxo’ob.