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The San Pedro Sun

RRR Water Emergency Response Team saves two sailors adrift at sea
Ambergris Caye’s Water Emergency Response Team successfully saved two sailing visitors, who were near the barrier reef drifting away in the water and without life jackets on the evening of Monday, August 13th. The team, which operates with assistance from the non-profit organization Rickilee Response and Rescue (RRR) based in Houston, Texas USA, were alerted around 7PM about the emergency out at sea. The swift response saved the sailors’ lives, who ended up in the water after their dingy started to sink. Traci Curtin of the RRR team in Houston congratulated the rescue team on the island for responding and performing an effective search in the dark and saving two lives. “A huge thank you to SACNW for trusting RRR, it could have been worse if there was no water rescue team on the island,” said Curtin. She says that the water rescue team on the island has been obtaining more equipment and resources to become more efficient.

San Pedro resident left with superficial stab wounds during home invasion
San Pedro Police continue to investigate a recent home invasion on the island that left 41-year-old island resident Christina Potvin with several superficial stab wounds. The incident occurred on Sunday, August 12th at a condominium complex north of San Pedro Town around 4AM. Potvin was stabbed as many as eight times to the head, and upper body before her assailant left her home after stealing cash from her purse. With the assistance from a neighbor, she was transported to the Dr. Otto Rodriguez San Pedro Polyclinic II where she was treated and later released.

Legends FC and Ambergris Combined Force lead after fourth week of Copa San Pedro 2018
After four weeks of Copa San Pedro 2018, Legends F.C is leading in the male category with 10 points, while Ambergris Combined Force leads the female category with nine points. The fourth weekend of football began on Thursday, August 16th at 7PM at Ambergris Stadium with G-Strikers defeating Peacemaker with a 4-1 point score. In the second match, Genesis F.C took an easy 5-0 victory against Warriors F.C. Copa San Pedro 2018 continues this weekend on Thursday, August 16th starting at 7PM, at the Ambergris Stadium. All islanders are invited to come out and support their favorite team. Food and drinks are for sale during all games.

Ambergris Today

Government Of Belize To Implement Indefinte Moratorium On Offshore Drilling
Oceana Belize happily announced on their Facebook page that the Government of Belize plans on implementing an indfeinte moratorium on pffshore exploration in Belize, the legislation is to be called “People’s Law”. “A date in history! On August 15th 2017, the Government of Belize announced the plan to implement an indefinite moratorium on offshore oil. The Prime Minister of Belize, Rt. Hon. Dean Barrow made the formal announcement in the House of Representatives two days later..."

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Upcoming EXPORTBelize Training Opportunity in Orange Walk: Good Manufacturing Processes
EXPORTBelize, a unit of BELTRAIDE is pleased to presents a workshop entitled “Good Manufaturing Processes (GMP)” to be held at La Inmaculada Credit Union in Orange Walk Town on August 23rd, 2018. The training runs from 9AM – 4pm. The objective of this workshop is for companies to have a better understanding of the quality system regulations and the current Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP). The cost of the training is BZD $30.00.

U.S. Embassy Auction this Saturday
Reminder!!! The U.S. Embassy Auction is this Saturday, August 18 at the Belmopan Civic Center! The mobile Olympian/Caterpillar generator pictured below will be one of more than 100 lots to go under the hammer. The public can view the items on Thursday, August 16 and Friday, August 17 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. and before the auction from 8-9 a.m. Licensed auctioneer Noel Codd is scheduled to auction off the first lot at 9 a.m. sharp. Some items have reserves and bids only accepted in minimum of BZ$5 increments (higher for some items at auctioneer's discretion). Cash only! Buyers must pay duty to the government of Belize (rates available on auction day).

Kudos to the Placencia Seaweed Farmers for repurposing gillnets for use in seaweed farming!
Due to the high levels of bycatch, gillnetting is threatening the sustainability of our fisheries. Oceana Belize is working to phase out the use of gill nets in Belize. In the meantime, we use gill nets to make bags to grow our seaweed in!

Reecie Pollard in Concert on Caye Caulker
First time ever on Caye Caulker, a full concert to empower our own local Caye Caulkans, young and old, especially our children. Bring the entire family for over two hours of non-stop entertainment. Come sing along, have fun, and be entertained. Bring the entire family.

Malcolm X’s daughter in Hopkins Village
To experience Garifuna spirituality.

Ministry of Human Development Sponsors Suicide Prevention Training in Northern and Southern Belize
Seventy social workers, childcare providers, and youth workers in southern and northern Belize have been trained in basic suicide prevention strategies. The training workshops were sponsored by the Ministry of Human Development, Social Transformation, and Poverty Alleviation in partnership with Galen University. The 2-day workshops were held between August 8th and 14th, 2018, in Punta Gorda, Orange Walk, and Corozal. During the training, participants received information and tools on how to conduct assessments to determine if persons are at a low, medium or high risk of committing suicide, as well as how to respond and monitor youths at-risk of suicide, including important intervention skills such as safety planning and crisis response planning for all levels of suicide risk.

Corozal Health Fair presented by the Kidney Association of Belize
Saturday August 18th, Corozal Civic Center. Kidney disease is a complication from Diabetes, The longer you have Diabetes and you have not been diagnosed, the higher the risk of becoming early victims of the complications. This can have emotional, physical, financial, disabling, and even life threatening effects.

Bar-b-que Sale Aug. 18th in San Pedro
Hillyboo's Dock, Freedom Tours

Swirly Head Wine and Lamani Chocolate Party
The wine and chocolate tasting at Casa Sofia was a great way to see and taste the new flavors of Swirly Head wine and Lamanai Chocolate. Try them and you'll like them. Swirly Head has perfected the sorrel wine, and they also have a great starfruit wine.

Career Fair in Toledo
The U.S. Embassy supports youth employment in Toledo! Through the Embassy’s CARSI Economic Support Fund program, the Toledo Institute for Development and Environment (TIDE) and the Department of Youth Services, offered skill-set training to over 300 youth in Toledo over the last two years. On August 10, a career fair was held to display the new skills, link participants with potential employers, and create awareness about job opportunities in the area. Kudos to TIDE, DYS and all the participants for their hard work!

Paradise Theater playing this weekend:
Tag, Action Point, Super Duper Cut, Patient Zero

Renovations continue at St. John's Anglican Cathedral
As you can notice from the uploaded pictures, the roof is now completed and look like new. Works continue on the windows and doors. In the third picture, contractors continue to work at the Court House conducting repairs to the ceiling. The repairs in progress at the Cathedral and the Court House are being carried out by the Belize City House of Culture and Downtown Rejuvenation Project.

The University of Belize and the National Institute of Culture & History Sign Memorandum of Understanding
The University of Belize (UB) and the National Institute of Culture & History (NICH) have formally agreed to build institutional cooperation by signing a memorandum of understanding (MoU). The MoU signing took place at the National Institute of Culture and History in Belmopan, and was signed by the President of UB, Professor Emeritus Clement Sankat and the President of NICH, Ms. Sapna Budhrani. The MoU serves to provide a framework for understanding and cooperation between both parties. This collaboration is designed to strengthen the momentum and achievements of their common goals and functions in the perspective of national development. Both UB and NICH agreed to cooperate, wherever possible, in their collective efforts and resources, to share knowledge, expertise, data and information in order to strengthen the common interests and respective missions of the institutions.

Channel 7

Lindo’s Alley Shooting Victim Survives
A man was shot in the shoulder on Lindo’s Alley at around 5:45, but he survived. There isn’t much details at this time. Our information is that it may have been as a result of a gang feud.

It’s a Bird! It’s a plane: A Beechcraft Baron in Blue Creek
We have reported on a number of suspected drug planes that crash land in Orange Walk, specifically near Blue Creek Village. Well, another one crash landed early this morning in that same village about 12 miles northwest from the Blue Creek Police Station and about half mile from the Mexican border line. It is a twin engine Beechcraft Baron with the markings B58, and as you can see here, it was almost burnt to a crisp. Police have been on the scene searching for clues that can directly link this plane to a drug operation. But so far, they have not found any concrete evidence. As we have reported, In March 2018, another drug plane landed in this same area. It was a Beechcraft 200 Super King Air. But it was not torched. We will keep following this latest case.

Police Capture Nephew in El Progresso Chopping
In last night’s newscast, we told you about the disturbing case coming out of El Progresso, a remote village in western part of the Cayo District. It’s not a part of the country that regularly makes the newscast, but yesterday, a 42 year-old resident, Israel Tesucum, was fatally chopped by his 25 year-old nephew. A family on family killing is unsettling enough, but more upsetting than that is that Tesecum’s nephew attacked him for no apparent reason, and in the presence of his grandparents and other members of his family. Our news team travelled today to El Progresso looking for answers, and Daniel Ortiz found out today that the grieving family is as puzzled as anyone else about the cruel killing of a disabled man. Here’s that story:

Ladyville Man Jacked By Armed Robbers
A trio of armed robbers cleaned out an elderly taxi man’s home and drove off with his car. It happened in Ladyville early this morning around midnight. Ocean Jack Avenue resident 69 year old Cornelius Burke was asleep when he was awakened by someone holding his mouth and asking him where the chest is. Burke said he saw 3 armed masked men standing near him. The men then tied him up and ransacked the house for three hours. After the men dashed off, he untied himself and went to call for help. The men got away with 6 televisions, $700 in different nominations and his silver minivan.

Masked Man Ransacks City Woman’s Home
And an elderly woman was also held up last night but this time in the city. It happened around 7:30 at the corner of Mahogany and Hondo streets. 53 year old Lilian Cuellar was hanging out clothes in her yard when a man came up behind her, pressed an object against her back and told her to give him everything she has. Fearing for her life, she took the man inside. She just stood by as the robber had his pick of all he wanted in her house including her son’s licensed 9mm Smith and Wesson pistol, a $3,000 Dell laptop, $800 tablet, and a PS4 play station. While the robber was raiding her home, Cuellar only got a glimpse of him. He had a blue rag covering his mouth and nose. He was medium built, brown skin with short curly hair. Police pulled finger prints from the scene and are looking for a named suspect.

Five Year Ban for Beating Female Referee
Last night you saw our interview with referee Yuri Daniels. Daniels gave football player Darnell Mossiah a red card for elbowing another player. Mossiah then knocked out Daniels. It was a heavy blow to the face leaving her with about 7 stitches and a busted jaw and teeth. Mossiah has been charged with wounding and fined with $2,000. Apart from that, the National Sports Council sent out a release yesterday saying that Mossiah is banned from all NSC owned facilities for 5 years. Now many have taken up this issue on social media saying that the 5 year ban is not enough and that there needs to some assistance given to Daniels for the injuries she suffered. Daniels believes that should be the case as well. Here is more from her interview.

Kim Simplis Says Ban Not Enough
Today at another event we caught up with Special Envoy for Women and Children Kim Simplis Barrow and she weighed in on the female referee beat down. Barrow says it is appalling that no one bothered to try and help Daniels. Here is how she put it. Kim Simplis Barrow - Special Envoy for Women and Children
"It has got to stop. I know a lot of people are saying oh the fine is - I can't believe that they only fined him 2,000 dollars and he's banned for 5 years. We need to address our laws, so we need our lawmakers to look at our antiquated laws and start addressing these laws because they're not helping. What happened over the weekend is just telling all these men and all the football players if they get upset they can go punch and all we need to do is just pay 2,000 dollars and you're banned for 5 years but you know what ever a little slap on the wrist..."

A New Perspective on HIV
There is a magic pill that can delay or even prevent HIV. That was the main topic at today’s workshop hosted by Gilead Sciences along with the National Aids Commission and Special Envoy for Women and Children Kim Simplis-Barrow. Here is more from the event. Elizabeth Cerqueria-Murray - Senior Director, Gilead Sciences
"The reaction that I usually receive when I'm speaking with ministers of health and other key health decision makers is oh no, seems like it could promote promiscuity etc. Ministries of health and other decision makers in health understand it’s a component of prevention and that the program is quite comprehensive and specific.

OAS Celebrates at 70
The Organization of American States celebrated it’s 70th anniversary today at the Radisson. Now, this is the first time their offices have celebrated such an event but OAS Representative Starret Greene says it is a significant milestone to have been operating throughout the world all these years. We dropped by the celebration and Greene told us about the work they have done in Belize. Foreign Affairs CEO Patrick Andrews also underscored the role of the OAS in the Belize Guatemala dispute. Starret Greene - OAS Representative: "This is special, after 70 years working the hemisphere; it was thought that each member state through the OAS office should do something in commemoration of the birthday of the OAS. So this special program today which is a joint collaboration between my office which is the OAS office in Belize City and the OAS Adjacency Zone office is designed to let the people of Belize know that we are 70 years old and expect to go 70 times 7."

CEO Outlines Progress In ICJ Education
And on that note, Andrews also discussed the upcoming ICJ referendum. Here is what he had to say on the progress so  far. Patrick Andrews - CEO, Foreign Affairs: "The ICJ campaign is moving along quite nicely. I think this week the public will start hearing some more ads on radio and TV. We are basically going to be launching a series of billboards countrywide and our presentations although most of them have been geared towards private presentations are going to be shifting to public presentation shortly."   Courtney Weatherburne: "Who is a part of this ICJ campaign and is there a specific schedule in terms of going out into the public and meeting with people?"

Preparing for a President
President of the Republic of China (Taiwan) H.E. Tsai Ing-Wen is arriving in Belize tomorrow. That is a pretty big deal so everything has to be in place for this special visit. Today we saw the police doing a dry run to ensure the president is escorted safely. She lands in Belize at 2:30 tomorrow afternoon and there are a number of activities scheduled during her stay, including a special joint sitting of the House of Representatives on Friday. Foreign Affairs CEO Patrick Andrews told us how this visit solidifies Belize and Taiwanese’s close friendship. Patrick Andrews - CEO, Foreign Affairs
"Basically we have been a very important ally to Taiwan and we want to continue building on that relationship and deepening on that relationship. We have a state visit and all the regalia that that brings. She arrives tomorrow so everything has been carefully planned by the protocol office..."

Maskall Teenager Charged for Stabbing Friend
Over the weekend 20 year-old Maskall resident Samuel Torres was attacked by a friend in a disagreement that turned violent.  That friend, 18-year-old student Eric Sanchez of Maskall Village has been arrested and charged for the crime of wounding. According to police, Torres and Sanchez met on Kiskidee Street on Sunday night and began to argue then fight. Sanchez is then accused of stabbing Torres twice to the chest. This afternoon, Sanchez who was brought to court in the police mobile from the Ladyville Police Station was arraign before Senior Magistrate, Aretha Ford in Court #2. He was read a single charge of wounding upon farmer, Samuel Torres who was stabbed during an altercation at the Maskall junction. In court, Sanchez pleaded not guilty to the charge.

Women at War
Two cousins, 18 year-old Tanisha Bainton, a UB student, and 25 year-old Crystal James, landed in the Magistrates Court today for allegedly ganging up on another woman and putting a beatdown on her. The complainant, Rita Davis, reported to police that on July 27, Bainton and James jumped her in Ladyville. The women reportedly punched her several times, and when she fell to the ground, one of them grabbed and empty pint bottle clubbed her over the head with it. She was taken to the hospital and the on-duty doctor classified her injuries as wounding.

Girls Changing Gears in Bermuda
A team of junior cyclists just came back from Bermuda. They represented Belize in a Caribbean Cycling tournament and brought back medals. Here what they had to say about the experience. They were in Bermuda for about 4 days. This is the 3rd year Belize is participating.

UB/NICH: Cultural Collaboration
History is exciting! For some of us, those words don’t go in the same sentence. But the University of Belize and NICH are trying to make it so. And Representatives from both institutions committed to that effort by signing a Memorandum of Understanding. The event was held at the Institute of Archaeology in Belmopan yesterday. Here is more from the ceremony.

Fly-fishing in Barranco
Wil Maheia and Belize Territorial Volunteers are known for their border activism - and some would say border agitation. But, they also do community work, even though it’s usually behind-the-scenes. This time around however, their leader, Wil Maheia, is announcing that they are organizing a fly fishing summer camp in the village of Barranco. Maheia granted an interview to clarify that although it will be educational and fun, it also ties right back to their main objectives of border activism. Here’s what he had say to about it: Wil Maheia - Leader, BTV: "Today is the Belize Territorial Volunteers summer camp. This is not the first time that we are doing a summer camp. We done summer camps before. We had a big summer camp in the village of Otoxha the last time. And now, we're having one in the village of Barranco, and the idea is to expose the community to the resources, so that they can realize the value of their natural resources..."

Channel 5

Great Belize Productions Wins Big At 49th CBU Awards
Great Belize Production’s News Five received multiple awards on Tuesday night during the forty-ninth annual Caribbean Broadcasting Union’s Annual General Meeting which was held in Jamaica.  This company earned top [...]

Fatal Chopping: Nephew Attacks Uncle and Runs, Later Caught
A man died last night following a chopping incident on Tuesday morning. The victim has been identified as forty-two-year-old Israel Tesecum of the Seven Miles El Progresso community in the [...]

Arthur Saldivar Launches News Lawsuit against P.U.P.
Attorney Arthur Saldviar has launched a second lawsuit against the People’s United Party. Saldivar’s application to contest the P.U.P.’s Belmopan Convention was turned down twice. In the first instance, his [...]

Belize Reflects on 70 Years of O.A.S.
The Organization of American States was established in 1948, for the purposes of regional solidarity and cooperation among the thirty-five countries that make up its membership.  The international union is [...]

O.A.S.’ Many Contributions to the Jewel Are Highlighted
Throughout the programme there were testimonials of sorts on the O.A.S.’ contribution to the development of Belize, in areas including human development and the justice system.  Chief Justice Kenneth Benjamin, [...]

Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen to Visit the Jewel
Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen arrives in Belize on Thursday afternoon on an official visit of the country.  The seventh president of the Republic of China is visiting the Jewel for [...]

Any New Initiatives on the Horizon between Belize and Taiwan?
The official visit of the Taiwanese head of state is a brief one during which high-level meetings will be held with senior members of the Barrow administration.  But is Belize [...]

Introducing PrEP to the Fight against HIV/AIDS in Belize
In an effort to strengthen its fight against HIV/AIDS in Belize, the National AIDS Commission in collaboration with the Office of the Special Envoy for Women and Children held a [...]

SMART Hospital Project is Underway
The Ministry of Health and the Pan American Health Organization, with sponsorship from the Department of International Development of the United Kingdom, are hosting town hall meetings across the country [...]

Cycling Federation Welcomes Brandon Cattouse Back
Elite cyclist Brandon Cattouse has been cleared of allegations that he used performance-enhancement drugs as an athlete who participated in the 2018 Valentine Classic.  While he initially tested positive for [...]

Belizean Female Cyclists Do Well in Bermuda
Belizean athletes Taralee Ordonez and Kaylyn Gillett are back in the Jewel after competing regionally in a cycling time trial competition in Bermuda.  The young riders performed well, capturing the [...]

UB & NICH Sign M.O.U.
The University of Belize and the National Institute of Culture and History signed a memorandum of understanding to collaborate on matters of education, history and culture.   The agreement has [...]

Special Ed Teachers Learn About Speech Language Disorders
A three-day language disorder workshop wrapped up today in Belize City. The training which aimed to evaluate the communication disorder among diverse populations targeted thirty-nine special education teaches and rehabilitation [...]

LOVE FM

Youths encouraged to grow their own food
A lot of the produce we eat, in raw form, is purchased from the market. However, the Department of Youth Services is encouraging young people to grow their own food in their own backyard. Love News spoke with Renata Samuels, Communications Officer for the Department of Youth Services who said it is all about providing …

University of Belize and Love Foundation signs memorandum of agreement
In light of the Memorandum of Understanding signed between RSV Ltd., Multimedia Systems and the University of Belize in fostering a higher level of tertiary education in Belize, the Love Foundation and UB also signed another MOU arrangement to provide students an opportunity to achieve a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism, Broadcast and Media Communications in …

UNICEF discusses improving children’s lives
The United Nations Children’s Fund, UNICEF is tasked with providing humanitarian and development assistance to children. In this regard, UNICEF and the Government of Belize is holding a national consultation which is examining the current situation of women and children in Belize. Paulette Wade, the Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist at UNICEF, says they hope to …

Truvada game changer for preventing HIV/AIDS
Last year, approximately one hundred persons died from HIV/AIDS in Belize while approximately two hundred persons contracted the infection. The National AIDS Commission is seeking ways to prevent the disease from spreading further. That is why the Special Envoy for Women and Children, Gilead Science and the National AIDS Commission met with stakeholders to sensitize …

DOE looks at ways to prevent air pollution
The Department of the Environment is tasked with the responsibility of protecting Belize’s environment from all sources of pollution including land, water, air and noise. Many countries have poor quality of air which has an adverse effect on its citizens. The Department of the Environment is taking steps to ensure that the quality of life …

Organization of American States celebrates their 70th anniversary
The Organization of American States (OAS), was formed in 1948. This year the organization marked its seventieth year of existence. The OAS office in Belize today held a special ceremony to celebrate the achievements of the organization. OAS Representative, Starret D Greene, spoke on the missions of OAS and all it aspires to do in …

Foreign Affairs speaks warmly of OAS as a Partner on Anniversary Occasion
Today representatives from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs were present at the Organization of American States (OAS) Seventieth Anniversary ceremonies in Belize City. CEO for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Pat Andrews spoke about the significance and time span of Belize’s relationship with the organization. Pat Andrews, CEO Ministry of Foreign Affairs: “All these years …

Belize competes in Junior Caribbean Cycling Championship
With our recent wins and placement in the twentieth Central American Women Volleyball Championship over the past few weeks, Belize was in great form as our athletes competed in the Junior Caribbean Cycling Championship held in Bermuda from August 11 to the 13. Taralee Ordonez placed second in the time trials. She spoke of her …

Foreign Affairs Ready to Welcome Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-Wen
Tomorrow, will arrive in Belize. It’s quite a momentous occasion requires months of planning. An advance team from Taiwan had been scouting various locations of the visit from earlier in the week. The CEO for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Pat Andrews told Love News that they have organized the state visit which will include …

RSV Ltd., Multimedia Systems and University of Belize signs new memorandum of understanding
As a country strives towards developing and reaching its full potential, it is evident that there’s always room for growth in its educational sector. As a result, the country’s national university, the University of Belize has partnered with RSV Ltd., Multimedia Systems and Love Foundation in order to foster the development of the country’s tertiary …

Man killed by his nephew
A man was chopped and killed by his nephew in the Cayo District. Police say yesterday morning they responded to an incident at mile seven in Progresso Village in the Cayo District. They were told the victim, 42-year-old Israel Tesecum had been transported to the San Ignacio Hospital.

New magistrate sworn in
Thirty-three year old former police corporal and magistrate court prosecutor Mannon Dennison was sworn in as a magistrate this morning by the Chief Justice, Kenneth Benjamin. With Dennison, the Magistracy Department now has a staff of 14 magistrates.

Eric Sanchez charged for wounding
Police have made an arrest in a stabbing incident that left 20-year-old Samuel Torres hospitalized. 18-year-old Eric Sanchez has been charged for wounding. On Sunday night, Torres was walking on Kiskidee Street in Maskall Village when he reportedly got into an argument with Sanchez. It is alleged that Sanchez inflicted two stab wounds to Torres’ chest.

Men charged with firearm offences
Four men from the Orange Walk District have been charged with firearm offences. Police say they were conducting a checkpoint yesterday when they searched a pickup truck with four occupants. The search resulted in the discovery of a twelve gauge shotgun along with six live 12 gauge cartridges.

Belizean Coaches attend training in Guatemala
Gabriel Ramos, the U19 male coach and Dale Pelayo, the U16 male coach are currently in Guatemala City, where they are representing Belize at the CONCACAF “C” License Coaching course. The training commenced two days ago and finishes at the end of the week. Seven Central American countries are taking part in the training.

Residents jacked in their home
Two aggravated burglaries were reported in the Belize District. 53-year-old Lilian Cuellar told the Police that before eight o’clock last night, she was doing her laundry in her yard when she felt an object behind her head and a man demanded that she hand over everything of value.

Stabbing incident sends man to hospital
A resident of Lords Bank is hospitalized following a stabbing incident two nights ago. 36-year-old Marvin Omar Rodriguez was at a gas station in Ladyville when he got into a dispute with a man who reportedly owed him money.

The Reporter

SUSPECTED MURDER CAPTURED
San Ignacio Police, allegedly with the assistance of villagers, have captured Bartimeus Tesecum in the village of Seven Miles El Progesso in the Cayo District. The farmer, 25, was wanted for the murder of his uncle, Israel Tesecum. Tesecum was chopped behind the head as he sat in his kitchen eating on Tuesday morning. He died Tuesday afternoon while receiving treatment at the San Ignacio Hospital.

ANOTHER DRUG PLANE LANDS
Just after 9:00 this morning Police were called to the Tres Leguas area west of Blue Creek where the found the burnt remains of a white twin-engine aircraft on a registered airstrip. As is always the case, no one was found in the area nor were any other Items, illicit or otherwise, found.

Breaking Belize NewsPJ

Four Orange Walk residents charged for gun and ammo
Orange Walk police have arrested 4 residents from Santa Martha, Orange Walk for ‘kept unlicensed […]

Robert Welcome charged for murder
Today, police informed that cops have upgraded charges from attempted murder to murder for Roaring […]

Nephew kills his uncle in 7Miles, Cayo
San Ignacio police are investigating a murder that occurred yesterday morning. According to reports, yesterday […]

Suicide Prevention training held in Northern and Southern Belize
Seventy social workers, childcare providers, and youth workers in southern and northern Belize have been […]

UB and NICH sign memo of understanding for five years
Today, the University of Belize (UB) and the National Institute of Culture & History (NICH) […]

Libertad Revival Cup Committee removes Mossiah from competition
Today, the Libertad Revival Cup Committee issued a release to inform that due to the […]

Mossiah fined $2,000 for beating female football referee
Yesterday Darnell Mossiah, 27, pleaded guilty to wounding in the Corozal Magistrate Court. As a […]

Prominent Belizeans join the call for lifetime ban of Darnell Mosiah
Over the weekend, pictures of an injured female referee flooded social media and Belizeans condemned the act […]

Blogs

20 Teams Scurry About the Island for THE AMAZING RACE 3
Ambergris Caye’s entertainment center – the Truck Stop – has been open for less than 3 years! Last weekend, they hosted the 3rd Amazing Race. Modeled after the tv show, teams race race around the island following clues that are given after each completed task. The Truck Stop does not do anything HALF ASSED. Take a look at how COMPLEX this all is! My blog that covered the 2nd race was such a hit – so fun to play along with – that I now bring you #3. The clues seem to get more and more clever and a bit more gross.

International Sourcesizz

Canadian woman stabbed four times at Belize resort
A Canadian woman came face-to-face with death when she was stabbed four times by an intruder at her resort in Belize. Cops say that Christina Pott, 41, was asleep in her room at the Mora Laguna Resort in San Pedro early Sunday when a man broke through a window and attacked Pot. She was taken to a local hospital, treated and released. “What police have gathered so far is that she was awakened by some noise coming out of her room, and when she opened up her eyes she realized somebody was standing beside her,” Det. Alejandro Cowo told reporters. “She struggled with the male suspect, who at the time was armed with a knife, and as a result, she received the four stab wounds to the body.”

Jamaica, Belize sweep Caribbean media awards
Jamaica and Belize swept most Caribbean Broadcasting Union (CBU) Awards that were presented during a ceremony here as part of its 49th Annual General Assembly that ends later on Wednesday. CBU said that for the first time, this year’s awards included prizes for material published in print and on digital platforms and not just on traditional radio, television and cable services. The CBU said it had also partnered with sponsors to inaugurate three new categories for the 2017 Awards, namely the Golden Conch Shell Award sponsored by Island Media, Disaster Resilience supported by UNESCO, and Coverage of HIV/AIDS Prevention, Treatment, Care and Support, sponsored by the Caribbean Vulnerable Communities Coalition.

Maya rituals unearthed
Deep in the untamed lowlands, we search for artifacts buried under hundreds of years of sediment. We are excavating two ancient Maya sites nestled in the sacred landscape of Cara Blanca in central Belize. Both date to A.D. 800-900, when prolonged and severe droughts struck this region, disrupting the daily life of the Maya. These two structures – a platform teetering on the edge of a 60-meter-deep pool and a sweatbath compound – were part of a ritual pilgrimage circuit traversed by the ancient Maya to pay tribute to the rain god Chahk during the extended droughts. Openings in the earth like this pool were thought to be portals to the underworld, places where deities and ancestors resided. In previous years studying this poolside platform, we discovered a massive burning event and thousands of ceramic sherds purposely placed on the plaster floor.

Caribbean Strong
Increased airlift and new resort openings are reinvigorating tourism numbers to the region. The Caribbean is one of the world’s most tourism-reliant regions, and as such, it is crucial that it routinely enhances its product offerings. A slate of new and renovated hotels, and expanded air service to Martinique, Cuba and Puerto Rico top the list of enhancements so far this year. Meanwhile, visitor numbers are rebounding at a rapid pace in St. Maarten, which has made great strides in its hurricane recovery efforts. Here’s a closer look at travel-related news across the Caribbean to date in 2018:

The Story of... 'La Isla Bonita' by Madonna
It's one of the Queen of Pop's most catchy songs, and it always makes us want to take a trip to sunny Spain and meet our own San Pedro. But what is the story behind Madonna's classic song? What or where is San Pedro? Here's all the fascinating facts behind 'La Isla Bonita'. What does 'La Isla Bonita' mean? In case you were wondering, it's Spanish for 'The Beautiful Island'. Now you know! Who wrote 'La Isla Bonita'? Madonna co-wrote the song with her regular collaborator Patrick Leonard, with additional lyrics from Bruce Gaitsch. The song was written for Madonna's third album True Blue in 1986.

Videos

  • Life Haad Out Ya, 4min. This is my "Life Haad Out Ya" Video. It's getting haada now to survive in Belize. Our leaders are sell-outs and our system of Demon-cracy will be destroyed. Just wait and see!. In Belize and our leaders have sold us out for greed and self aggrandizement. The Poor is neglected and forgotten and our people don't want to do for self. It will only get harder. Wake up my people!

  • Dolphins off South Water Caye Belize, 1.5min.

  • Winning National Female Volleyball team on Rise & Shine, 93min.

  • Sports Talk Show, 2hr.

  • Belize Fishing and Golf Carting, 3.5min.

  • BELIZE JUNGLE ATV, 1min.

  • Shark attacks lion fish in Belize - Blue Hole, 2min. diving near blue hole in Belize. Lion fish are invasive in this area so our dive master was killing them. A reef shark comes and eats the lion fish right from the spear gun. Pretty cool experience for only my third dive ever.

  • Belize, Cahal Pech, Phoenix Resort 2018, 2min. We visited the Mayan Ruins in Cahal Pech, the Belize zoo, and stayed at the Phoenix Resort!

  • Vacation in Belize, 20min.

  • Snorkeling in San Pedro BELIZE, 4.5min.

  • Great Blue Hole, Belize, 8min. We visited the Great Blue Hole, located about 40 miles off the coast of Belize, by sailboat. Surrounded by over 200 square miles of reef, this sinkhole is the largest in the world and over 500 ft deep. Join us as we fly our camera over and snorkel with sharks in this dramatic wilderness.

  • Belize Talk Radio with Don Hector Silva, 14min. San Ignacio Belize- Sink Holes in Belize- and what there is to see and do in Belize !!! Meet Don Hector Silva: Belize's most Revered Historian and Politician joins Macarena to share his wisdom, insight and memories of all things Belize.