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The San Pedro Sun

Miss San Pedro 2018 contestants involved in traffic accident in Mexico
Mexican news outlets reported a traffic accident involving Belizeans on Monday, August 20th between Playa del Carmen and Chetumal Quintana Roo. Some of the persons involved in the incident were four of the five contestants of the upcoming Miss San Pedro Pageant: Seleny Borges, Janelly Aban, Daisy Martinez, Chelsea Muñoz, as well as the reigning queen Virginia Vasquez, and four chaperones, Shamir Guerrero, Andy Nuñez, Yakarelis Hernandez and Councilor Flora Ancona. While the Belizean delegation did not present any serious injuries, everyone was taken to a nearby medical center for further check-ups. They returned home on Tuesday, August 21st sound and safe.

Third blood drive of the year registers a decrease in potential donors
Saturday, August 18th registered the lowest blood drive in San Pedro Town, with only five pints of the vital liquid collected during the third blood drive of the year. Held by the Belize Red Cross, San Pedro Branch, the drive took place at the Dr. Otto Rodriguez San Pedro Polyclinic II, where volunteers and personnel from the Belize Blood Bank welcomed potential donors from 9AM to 3PM. The drive attracted a good amount of islanders willing to donate blood, however, not everyone qualified. Some tested positive for certain allergies such as penicillin and other medications and were dismissed as potential donors. After carefully screening each donor, only five qualified to donate, making this latest blood drive the lowest this year.

Ambergris Today

Miss San Pedro Contestants In Traffic Accident While Visiting Mexico
Four contestants of the upcoming Miss San Pedro Pageant 2018, including the reigning Miss San Pedro and four other chaperones, were involved in a traffic accident while returning to Chetumal from Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico, on Monday, August 20. None of them were seriously injured but passengers of the vehicle that crashed into theirs were taken to a nearby hospital. The passengers in the van included Miss San Pedro Contestants Seleny Borges, Janelly Aban, Daisy Martinez, Chelsea Muñoz, (Faith Noel Edgar was unable to attend) Miss San Pedro 2017 Virginia Vasquez and chaperones Shamir Guerrero, Andy Nuñez, Yakarelis Hernandez and Councilor Flora Ancona. The van was a chartered rental that took the group to Playa del Carmen for the delegates to shop for their evening gowns and enjoy a tour of the area.

Misc Belizean Sources

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The Beach Monks featuring Dennis C. Wolfe II Live @ Wayo's Wednesday Night
7-10pm! Get Ready for a wild night!

Updated Re-Registration of Electors-Registration Centers
The public is hereby notified that the below-mentioned list of Registration Centers continues to be opened up to 31st August 2018 to facilitate the registration of electors during the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Monday to Friday and from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturdays.

Police officers in Chetumal Tuesday afternoon were operating out of their own jurisdiction
Elements of the state patrol with the economic number S-4 made their August checkpoint stop with all units going to the free zone of Belize to ask for the traditional bite, unfortunately this type of actions are what tarnish the good work done by the Secretary of Public Security by Rodolfo del Ángel Campos. This state patrol makes foundries that only the Federal Police are competent and regardless of the risk dares to stop cars on the federal highway without anyone saying anything, thus damaging the image of police corporations. Tourists and taxi drivers in the area reported that the elements of today's shift stop them under any pretext to ask for drivers for refreshments, when the officers themselves know that their jurisdiction is in place and run the risk of being reprimanded for practicing this improper activity.

Empty fire truck at 5am in San Pedro
Fire truck was left empty without anyone inside the truck. it was seen by a witness at 5am in san pedro ambergris caye.

Miss Corozal Independence Pageant This Weekend!
You don't want to miss this event. One of the best organized beauty pageants Corozal will witness. Please support our beautiful candidates. The September Celebrations Committee Corozal and the Corozal Town Council cordially and sincerely invite you to attend this spectacular event to be held at the Corozal Community College (CCC) Auditorium this Saturday, August 25th 2018. Gate opens at 6:00 p.m. Pageant begins at 7:00 p.m. See you there.

Belize’s 37 years of independence remains haunted due to the Guatemalan claim
By Wellington C. Ramos. When Belize became an independent nation on September 21, 1981, there were some Belizeans who felt that the Guatemalan claim will eventually end. However, there were others who said that, even if we became independent, Guatemala will still continue to claim our country. The second group of Belizeans was right. Looking at the facts of our history, I can safely say that even the British felt that way and this was the main reason why they wanted us to accept the heads of agreement that they proposed to us by Nicholas Ridley on March 11, 1981, prior to our independence. The Belize people at home and abroad totally rejected those proposals because they felt that it was the same as the 17 Webster Proposals that an American diplomat proposed to Britain and Belize in 1968 to end the territorial dispute.

Taiwan Donates 10,000 Bags of Rice to Ministry of Human Development
The Republic of China (Taiwan) has donated 10,000 bags of rice to the Ministry of Human Development, Social Transformation and Poverty Alleviation through the “Taiwan Rice Donation for Humanitarian Relief” project. The donation, comprising five containers filled with 22-pound bags of rice was formally handed over to Minister of Human Development, Hon. Anthony Martinez, at ceremonies held today, Wednesday, August 22, 2018 at the Port of Belize. According to Ambassador of the Republic of China (Taiwan) to Belize, H.E. Charles Liu, the donation was made possible due to the bountiful harvest of rice in his country and the Taiwanese Government is happy to share with those in need in its sister country Belize.

Cayo September Celebrations 2018 Launch
The SISE Town Council will be launching the September Celebrations this Sunday, August 26th, at Falcon Field. The fun starts at 1:30. The Los Hijos Del West and the New Sensation Band will be performing. It'll be fun for the entire family. "THE NATIONAL LAUNCH OF THE SEPTEMBER CELEBRATIONS WILL BE HELD ON SUNDAY, AUGUST 26TH AT THE FALCON FIELD PARK. IT ALL BEGINS WITH THE OFFICIAL CEREMOMY AT 1:30PM FOLLOWED BY ENTERTAINMENT TILL MIDNIGHT WITH MUSIC BY LOS HIJOS DEL WEST MARIMBA BAND AND THE NEW SENSATIONS BAND. BOUNCY HOUSES AND TRAMPOLINES WILL BE THERE FOR THE KIDS AS FOOD & DRINKS WILL BE ON SALE!!"

2018 BCCI Expo
The Belize City House of Culture and Downtown Rejuvenation Project will be at the 2018 BCCI Expo at the ITVET on September 14th and 15th. Visit our Booth learn more about the Downtown Rejuvenation Project and win lots of prizes. Ila's Pastries will be at our booth with lots traditional Creole sweets and pastries on sale. We will be giving away free helium balloons to the kids. You can find us at booth #123 near the US Embassy's Booth.

Goldson House and Belize Council for the Visually Impaired Hold Two Day Summer Camp on 23rd and 24th of August
The National Institute of Culture and History (NICH) through The Institute for Social and Cultural Research (ISCR) and The Goldson House for Democracy and Patriotism to host a two day summer camp with the Belize Council for the Visually Impaired (BCVI). The Goldson House has been collaborating with the BCVI since 2017 when it hosted their first joint Summer Program. This year's program will take place from August 23-24, from 9:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. Children from BCVI and the surrounding areas will be joining us and others are invited to explore "Using our Senses to Tell Stories". The Goldson House, located at 82 Orange Street Belmopan, is collaborating with Belize Council for the Visually Impaired (BCVI) to have a presentations on: Listening, Story Creation and Story Telling, Exploring the Senses of Touch and Taste, Using our Senses to Better Describe Things, and a BCVI Presentation on How to Read Braille. Children who are visually impaired will be at the summer camp along with the employees of BCVI. The camp will be free of cost. Interested adults and children are invited to come and learn about the challenges of the blind in our society and get perspective on the sensitivities of the blind in Belize.

Annual Maya Heroes Day
You are cordially invited to the annual Maya Heroes Day ceremony and presentation on September 1st, 2018. Honor us with your presence as we acknowledge the struggles of our ancestors, celebrate our forgotten heroes, and strive to keep our identity alive. Following the short ceremony, we will be having a cultural presentation on Arthur Street . Come to see our Yucatec Maya culture of Northern Belize .

Channel 7

Arthur Again With The PUP
The PUP's National Executive had a meeting this afternoon at Independence Hall, and it had two important agenda items to discuss. We'll tell you about both, but the item making headline news tonight is that the Executive invited Arthur Saldivar to address them on his candidacy for the Belmopan Convention that has been denied twice now. Since last Friday, we've shown you the back and forth between Saldivar and the leadership of the party after this second denial. Opposition Leader John Briceño's comments from last Friday suggested a final and resolute "no" to Saldivar's candidacy. But, the executive requested his presence, and he showed up out of courtesy. After he was given his opportunity to speak, the executive deliberated for a third time on whether or not to allow him to run in this Sunday's convention.

PUP Launch Its Own ICJ Campaign
The other big agenda item from this afternoon's meeting of the PUP National Executive was the party's own ICJ education campaign for their party supporters. Opposition Leader John Briceño announced it last Friday, and today, the rest of the party discussed it in greater detail. Today, the Chairman of the Party said that they felt it necessary to do this especially because, from their perspective, the Government is failing in its responsibility to carry out a proper national education campaign: Henry Charles Usher, Chairman - PUP: "The second important item on today's agenda was the beginning of the ICJ education campaign. As you may recall as well the party leader had enunciated a roadmap for the party's participation where this ICJ education campaign was concern and we are going to start that education campaign next month and carry it right through until December..."

Despite Treasure Sick Out, Public Officers Will Get Paid
Hundreds of public officers are on edge after news went out yesterday that three supervisors at the Treasury's payroll office in Belmopan had all called in sick at the same time. Today, the Financial Secretary Joe Waight called it a coincidence, but sources tell us that it's a sickout triggered by labour issues brewing in that office. But, media reports stated that their absence left the payroll unit on standstill because of the simultaneous sick leave. It's cause for anxious concern, because the unit has to complete payroll by Thursday - for it to be paid out by the middle of next week.

Police Flood Orange Walk For Underworld Figure’s Funeral
Police from the MIT, the SPU and the GSU are in Orange Walk tonight to keep the town on lockdown after Sunday's daylight double murder. The cops fanned out into the streets this afternoon to ensure that there was no incident during the funeral of Junior Tremenio - who was buried in a coffin signifying his gang affiliation. The funeral passed without incident and - much to the relief of Orange Walk residents - he has been buried. Police must now maintain that presence to contain any retaliation, since Treminio was killed by a rival gang.

Black Eye For Belize, NADO Not Recognized
Tonight, Belizean sports has an international black-eye because the National Anti-Doping body - known as NADO - has been suspended. The decision was taken last week at a meeting of the Regional Anti-Doping Organization, RADO in Cuba. Belize's Rep Dr. Michael Pitts did not make it to the meeting - reportedly due to illness. But, it's the third time Belize has missed this meeting - and RADO says that's strike three. In a letter to the Minister of Sports Patrick Faber and the President of the National Olympic Committee, Patrick Faber, the Chairman of RADO Dr. Saul Saucedo says, quote, "The members of the Advisory Board of the RADO-CAM express their concern about the absence of the representative of Belize in the meeting of the Advisory Board of the RADO-CAM, this year being the third time that he does not participate consecutively."

New Sugar Tug In Country
Last week, we showed you the announcement from BSI/ASR that it was going to invest 40 million dollars more into Belize's sugar industry to increase its capacity to produce higher quality, direct consumption sugars. The industry is hurting from the low world market prices for raw sugar, which makes up the bulk of sugar produced in Belize. And so, ASR/BSI is hoping to increase the production of more DC sugar because it fetches a higher market price. And, to make the old system of raw sugar production and transportation more cost effective and efficient, they've also purchased a new 1.2 million dollar tug boat. The 1.2 million dollar vessell arrived in the country last week Monday. Built in 1980 in Louisiana the "Crosby Pride", will now be renamed "Shuga Pride".

Taiwan Rice Harvest Bounty Leads To Rice Donation
Taiwan has one less international ally this week after Salvador switched to China, but the island nation's generosity to Belize continues. Today in Belmopan, the Taiwanese Ambassador donated 10,000 bags of rice to the Ministry of Human Development, Social Transformation and Poverty Alleviation. That's five containers filled with 22-pound bags of rice . The ambassador said his country had a surplus:... H.E. Charles Liu- Ambassador of Taiwan to Belize: "We want to share with you, when we have a surplus, when we are able to, we want to be here with you. So, that is the reason. This is the first time that we have 100 metric tons of rice; that is 10,000 bags of rice."

ZIKA No Longer A Significant Public Health Threat
In 2016, ZIKA burst unto the scene as the latest mosquito borne health scare to reach Belize. In addition to making you very sick, ZIKA was of greatest concern to pregnant mothers, because it could cause brain defects in unborn children. It was confirmed in Belize in May of 2016 - and since then we haven't heard much about it. That's because health experts at the Caribbean Public Health Agency say that - after monitoring the 26 countries in the Caribbean, they can say that transmission of the ZIKA virus has been interrupted:...

Academy of Football Dreams
It's every football boy's dream to become the next Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi. Well, 16 year old Jardehl Muschamp might be closer to that dream of being the next big name in football. But he needs your help. Muschamp got a partial scholarship to attend FC Barcelona Youth Soccer Residency Academy in Arizona, USA. His father says it is a very big deal - but at a very big price. Now the family has to come up with the $83,000 Belize to foot the bill of the partial scholarship and they are asking for donations. We met Muschamp and his dad today. Hilberto Muschamp, Father: "We just wanted to give Jardehl an opportunity to showcase his talent so we had him lined up to go to an ex-coach of mine to try out for a team and that didn't work out and when that door closed we start looking on internet and we found the Barca Academy in Arizona, and so I enroll him online and we made all the traveling arrangements and we took off thinking we were just going to try our luck...

CARICOM Talks To Parliamentarians
CARICOM is famous for its bureaucracy and one of the instruments of that is the CARICOM Strategic Plan 2015-2019. It, quote, "lays out the strategy for an essential repositioning of the Community to secure the future in a rapidly changing and often challenging global environment." We don't know about all that…but the CARICOM Results-Based Management System - known as RBM - held a workshop in Belmopan today to sensitize parliamentarians about it. Here's how it works within the Belizean context:

Trinidad Shakes Under Earthquake
A 7.3 magnitude earthquake struck eastern Venezuela yesterday - and it was felt strongly in nearby Trinidad and Tobago. The quake caused structural damage to buildings in Trinidad and other Caribbean islands as far south as Guyana. Caribbean 360 reports that "residents of Venezuela, as well as other Caribbean countries including Trinidad and Tobago, Grenada, Barbados and St Vincent and the Grenadines, reported seeing buildings and vehicles swaying, telephone polls fall, walls collapse, and floors crack as the shaking continued for well over a minute."

Education To Reduce Natural Resource Exploitation
This morning, Program For Belize, the NGO which manages the Rio Bravo Conservation and Management Area, awarded 6 scholarships to students living in communities near to the conservation area. The reserve which they manage is located in Southern Orange Walk all the way down to parts of the Belize River Valley They want to assist those needy families with deserving children who are attending high school. Their reasoning is that if these young villagers are educated, they will do less exploitation of the natural resources that make up a part of Rio Bravo, and that decreases the pressure on the reserve. We got a chance to meet a few of the awardees, and here's what they had to say:

A Name Marker For A Monument
Over the weekend, the Belize Territorial Volunteers and the Northern Territorial Volunteers went back to the Gracias a Dios Border Monument. They had been there four years ago to clear the monument - this time they want back to emblazon it with a new Belize plaque. Here's that moment:.. The last plaque is believed to have been removed by Guatemalan Vandals.

Channel 5

National Anti-Doping Organization in Belize is Suspended
There is grave news tonight that affects the sporting associations. That is that the National Anti-Doping Organization in Belize has been suspended in the wake of the recent case against [...]

P.U.P.’s National Executive Meets with Arthur Saldivar
The Arthur Saldivar/P.U.P. saga continued today with a meeting between the political aspirant and the party’s national executive. Saldivar, who is desperately fighting to contest the P.U.P. Belmopan’s convention this [...]

Arthur Saldivar: “I Am Not a Petulant Child”
The meeting took place at the party’s headquarters on Queen Street where we found Saldivar waiting for the decision of the national executive. He says he is standing up for [...]

P.U.P. Decides It Will Take a Conscience Vote on the I.C.J.
The People’s United Party’s National Executive today also took a decision on whether it will support taking the territorial claim to the International Court of Justice.  Recently, the P.U.P.’s Cayo [...]

More Details Emerge on NICH President Sapna Budhrani
NICH President Sapna Budhrani remains in the hot seat after being called out in the media by Music Ambassador Shyne Barrow who threw her under the bus for her appointment [...]

Price for Premium Gasoline Goes Up
The prices for a gallon of premium gasoline increased at midnight on Tuesday. It went up by ten cents putting the new price at eleven dollars and seventy cents. The [...]

Tough Times Ahead for Gwen Liz High School
Classes are set to begin next week at Gwen Lizarraga High School, where as we reported on Tuesday night, the new academic year is full of challenges and uncertainty. All [...]

Belmopan Teen, Victoria August Wins KTV the Remix, Season II
The Bliss Centre for the Performing Arts was bursting at the seams on Tuesday night for the grand finale of KTV, the Remix, even as social media lit up and [...]

Belizean Youth Football Accepted to Barça Academy
A young football athlete from the south is the first Belizean to be accepted in a prestigious and renowned football academy. Sixteen-year-old Jardehl Muschamp plays a forward position on the [...]

Jardehl Needs Your Help to Live His Dream
On Tuesday morning, the Muschamps received the great news that Jardehl was also selected for a partial scholarship to attend the football academy in Arizona. That financial assistance is to [...]

Programme for Belize Changing Lives through Scholarships
For the fourth consecutive year, Programme for Belize has awarded scholarships to high school students. Six students were selected based on their needs, determination to complete a secondary education and [...]

Where is the Marine Litter Coming From? CZMAI Wants to Find Out!
Marine debris can be found in any ocean of the world, along coastlines, beaches, rivers and other waterways. It is a growing problem for both humans and marine life, around [...]

A.S.R./B.S.I. Acquires Tug Boat Valued $1.2Million
Belize Sugar Industries Limited has acquired a tugboat valued at one point two million Belize dollars. The tugboat now renamed “Shuga Pride” will be used to transport sugar one hundred [...]

Open Government Ecosystem; Will It Happen for Belize?
The Open Government Ecosystem in Belize is a system that encourages direct and constant communication between governments and citizens so as to promote transparency and democracy. In essence, the approach [...]

Free Gospel Concert in Roaring Creek with Blessed Messenger
Trinidadian Gospel Artist Blessed Messenger is in Belize for a free concert in Roaring Creek Village on Thursday night. The concert which is being put on by the Hearts of [...]

Woman Charged with 87 Counts of Theft is Freed of the Charges
For four years, a cloud of uncertainty hung above thirty-three-year-old Marsha Gillett as to whether or not she would be spending time behind bars. But tonight, the Belize City resident [...]

4-Year-Old Camalote Fire Victim Flown Out to Shriners
The Burn Victim Mercy Fund has stepped in once again to assist a minor who received severe burns to the body last week. Before midday today, four-year-old Unique Ramclam was [...]

10,000 Sacks of White Rice Gifted to Belize from Taiwan
Belize produces rice, but today, a donation of ten thousand bags of rice was made to the Ministry of Human Development, Social Transformation and Poverty Alleviation through the Taiwan Rice [...]

LOVE FM

A standard method to remedy marine litter
The Coastal Zone Management Authority and Institute (CZMAI) along with Belize Water Services (BWS) are discussing how to identify and quantify marine litter. This will be done using a standard methodology, which was adopted from the Litter Sampling in the Environment Field Guide for Citizen Scientist. Victor Sho, the Sport Fishing Coordinator for the CZMAI …

PUP to conduct education campaign on ICJ
The PUP Chairman, Henry Charles Usher said that the PUP is disappointed in the way that the Government of Belize is dragging its foot as it concerns the education campaign on the International Court of Justice. Furthermore, Usher added that the PUP will be embarking on its education campaign next month. Henry Charles Usher – …

Taiwan donates ten thousand bags of rice to Belize
It seems the secret is out and the world knows how much we Belizeans love our rice and beans. Perhaps that’s why the Republic of China (Taiwan) through their “Taiwan Rice Donation for Humanitarian Relief” project, donated ten thousand bags of rice to Belize. Taiwan’s Ambassador to Belize Charles Liu made the presentation on behalf …

PUP to determine Saldivar’s faith
Attorney Arthur Saldivar has been in the spotlight for the last two months as his hopes of being the next Area Representative for Belmopan seems more unlikely as each day passes by. First he has to convince the party that has rejected him twice and whose leader has said he has a few screws loose. …

PUP Candidates prepare for Belmopan Convention
In four days the Peoples United Party will decide who will be their representative for the Capital, Belmopan. The convention should have been held in July but it was postponed in a chess move to stave off any embarrassing court judgment that could have resulted from Arthur Saldivar’s application for an injunction to stop it. …

Radios to Reach Villages in Times of Disaster
NEMO has definitely been examining the gaps in strategy and equipment. The hurricane season is upon us and perhaps the most significant tool that keeps people alive during the storm is communication. And as you are aware, there are parts of the country that are drop zones or have little signal on a bright, sunny …

Belizean students return from ROBOTICS Competition in Mexico City
Those NEMO radios could be child’s play for a group of students who has just returned from Mexico City. Students from the Belize High School represented Belize at this year’s First Global Challenge 2018. The aim of the competition was to demonstrate how science and engineering can solve the many challenges that humanity is currently …

Summer camp to be hosted for the visually impaired
The National Institute of Culture and History (NICH), through the Institute for Social and Cultural Research (ISCR) and the Golden House for Democracy and Patriotism, will be partnering with the Belize City Council to host a two day summer camp for the Visually Impaired (BCVI). The camp is scheduled to start tomorrow at the Goldson …

BSI invests in new tugboat “Shuga Pride” to increase loading efficiency of sugar
Last week Vice President of International Relations for American Sugar Refinery (ASR), Mac McLachlan, announced a fifty million dollar investment the company would be making in the Belize Sugar Industries (BSI). The company has announced that it purchased a (VO STARTS) sixty foot tug boat, “Shuga Pride,” which boasts a whopping one thousand, two hundred …

New Fire Engines and Station Upgrades
The National Fire Service could definitely put to good use some funds from BNE but it is getting some charity from the National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO). In early August, a massive fire in the Boca Del Rio area of San Pedro Town on Ambergris Caye leveled six homes and displaced 109 residents. It took …

BNE Charitable Trust invests $600,000
Belize Natural Energy (BNE) and the Government of Belize partnered to form the BNE Charitable Trust. The BNE Charitable Trust held its seventh annual General meeting today at its headquarters in Belmopan. Chairman of the Trust, John August said six hundred thousand dollars has been invested in communities across the country for this financial year …

PUP Candidates say the Saldivar Saga is behind them
Though there is another threat of legal action from Arthur Saldivar, who was rejected twice as a potential candidate, Oscar Mira and Michelle Rodriguez say that the Arthur Saldivar saga is now behind them. Reporter: Do you think that Mr.Saldivar or the PUP would cave in to another postponement ? Oscar Mira, Contesting PUP Belmopan Convention: “I don’t believe so. I have spoken to the PUP secretariat …”

Programme for Belize gives scholarships to deserving students
Programme for Belize awarded six students scholarships to further their high school education. The total cost of the scholarships is four thousand dollars. Executive Director for Programme for Belize, Edilberto Romero told Love News that the selected recipients are from the communities located in the vicinity of Rio Bravo …

Former Minister says Re-registration is important for the ICJ decision
When some people retire, they tend to do less office work and gain a little weight from all that free time. But for one former minister of government, retirement from public office has meant more flipping work and not an ounce gained. Former Area Representative for Stann Creek West, Melvin Hulse has been assisting to reregister people from the villages in his district since day one the re-registration exercise …

The Reporter

Garifuna Collective Gets Ready for WOMEX
The Garifuna Collective, one of Belize’s most renowned music groups, received $30,000 in donations this week to help with their expenses in attending the World Music Expo (WOMEX), being held in Las Plamas de Gran Canaria, Spain this October. Of the donations, $20,000 came from Belize Telemedia Limited (BTL) while $5,000 came from the Belize Tourism Board and $5,000 came from the Office of the Music Ambassador. Shyne Barrow handed over the donations to the Garifuna Collective at the Bliss Center for the Performing Arts on Tuesday, accompanied by representatives from BTL and the BTB.

Hijos del West Return from Taiwan
This week Hijos del West, the Marimba cultural group based in Benque Viejo del Carmen, returned from a month-long trip to Taiwan where five of their members represented Belize at the Yilan International Children’s Folklore and Folkgames Festival. The contingent returned to Belize on Tuesday, having done two performances a day, seven days a week for the duration of their stay in Taiwan.

Breaking Belize NewsPJ

Taiwan donates 10,000 bags of rice to Ministry of Human Development
The Republic of China (Taiwan) has donated 10,000 bags of rice to the Ministry of Human […]

10 persons killed countrywide since August 1
Since August 1st there have been 10 murders across the country of which 8 were […]

Sub Umbra Floreo exhibit taken to Dangriga
The Belize National Library Service information in collaboration with the Friends of EL Pilar are […]

Belize City Council gives back to children of deceased employees
Since the start of this year, the Belize City Council has lost 11 of its […]

Belizean teen killed in Chicago
Belizean national, Darnelle Flowers, 17, was found dead in a field near 131st Street and Rhodes […]

Candice Miller sues city council for wrongful termination
Candice Miller was terminated from her post as City Administrator shortly after the People’s United […]

Trouble at Gwen Liz, 17 teachers to be terminated
There is trouble brewing at the Gwen Lizarraga high school in Belize City. An estimated […]

Belize~ The Power of Example
“Example” is very powerful in all of our lives. Many times, the people who “tell” us what not to do….are the very same ones who give us the “example” to do those very same things. […]

Blogs

Birthday Lunch at Beautiful Blue Water Grill
Yesterday I turned 45. Now I can think less about 45 (the President of the US is being referenced more and more by his number) and more about me, me, me. I think it’ll be a good year for me…perhaps not so much for him. We did a few things yesterday but I took a bunch of photos of the fabulous birthday lunch that I celebrated at Blue Water Grill. Their lunch menu – which has changed a bunch over the years – is SOOOO GOOD. I used to consider BWG a favorite – an always recommended spot for dinner – but the lunch! Once they added all the delicious salads…and the poke bowl with fresh tuna…and the pork belly tacos? I’m hooked. Plus….the view ain’t bad. Here are my photos from yesterday’s lunch.

International Sourcesizz

12 Universities That Accept the Most International Students
Interested in undergraduate programs? Check out this article to learn about 12 U.S. schools with the highest international student acceptance rate for international undergraduate applicants!

Ancient Mayan Clearcutting Still Impacts Carbon in Soil Today
Even 1,000 years after a forest regrows, the soil beneath still won’t hold as much carbon as it once could, a new study suggests.. There’s a popular notion that the ancient Maya lived in total harmony with the land, leading a sustainable lifestyle that took only what they needed from the vast tropical forests surrounding them. But that’s not really the case. The Maya deforested large swathes of land, cutting down trees in order to plant fields of corn, for firewood and for building their monumental temples. When a massive drought struck around 900 A.D., it’s believed the society did not have the forests and other resources to fall back on, leading to the end of an empire. But it turns out in the intervening 1,100 years, the impact of that resource depletion can still be felt. Maddie Stone at Earther reports that a new study shows that clearcutting has impacted the soil’s ability to store carbon, a finding that has big implications for modern societies.

Jamaican tourism minister calls for regional collaboration to counter climate change
Jamaica’s tourism minister, Edmund Bartlett, has called for collaboration between Caribbean media interests, and public and private sector entities to develop strategies designed to strengthen regional resilience to the impact of climate change. He noted that Jamaica and the wider Caribbean have a major stake in how the climate change phenomenon is dealt with, adding that “we do not have to look very far to see why.” The minister pointed out that regional economies are predicated on climate-sensitive industries and sectors, such as tourism and agriculture. “The Caribbean’s increasing vulnerability to climate change is evident in higher temperature, rising sea level and increased hurricane intensity that threaten the lives, property and livelihood of the millions of people throughout our region,” Mr. Bartlett added.

Videos

  • Belize High School - 2018 First Global Robotics Challenge, 24min. Kent Haylock - Freshman, Controller 1. Sergio Pech - Junior, Driver 1/ Strategist. Dennis Gilharry - Junior Controller 2. Mohair Vanjani - Junior Driver 2. Daniella Novelo - Junior, Human Player 1.

  • Tubal Trade & Vocational Institute - Recruitment Drive, 26min. Lyndon Bailey Sr. - Founder, Tubal Trade & Vocational Institute. Shane Neal - Marketing Director. Mark Velasquez - Chairman, School Board of Tubal.

  • Toledo Maya Land Rights Commission, 53min. Lise Alamilla - Chair, Toledo Maya Land Rights Commission

  • Ms Belize Las Vegas Pageant, 3hr. Congrats to Rasheda Alysha Flores Ms. Belize Las Vegas. Thanks to Mrs. Tricia Logan for bringing a much needed event to the Belizean community of Las Vegas. Job well done by host Afra Lambey and Mr. Faron Smith Jr.. All who worked behind the scene Ashman Aikman Wiltshire and everyone else; job well done. Great performance by Lil June and to all the contestants you are all winners.

  • 14 plongées au BELIZE, 18min. Résumé de 14 plongées effectuées en octobre 2017 au départ de Placenzia. Filmé en lumière naturelle avec Gopro silver 3+

  • Sports Talk Show, 2hr.