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The San Pedro Sun

Caye Caulker Police arrest two in gas station attempt robbery
Police in Caye Caulker have apprehended two of three male persons that tried to rob the gas station located on Calle al Sol Street on Thursday, August 23rd. The third person managed to escape, but police are actively searching for him on the island. Anyone with information that may lead to his arrest can contact the Caye Caulker Police Station at 226-0242. There is no preliminary information on the incident, but according to unofficial reports, the failed attempted robbery took place around 2:30PM, when three armed men stormed inside the gas station and demanded cash from the cashier. As they were getting ready to escape, police showed up and caught two of them as they were about to leave via a nearby dock. Witnesses say that the assailants threw their weapons in the water, but police were able to retrieve them. The two thieves were then escorted to the police station pending charges.

Cayo Espanto employees trained in Tourism Watch Program
The National Auxiliary Police Department held a Tourism Watch Program training at Cayo Espanto Island Resort, located three miles from the coast of Ambergris Caye on Friday, August 17th. The program is designed to train employees on better ways to react to crime situations. According to National Auxiliary Police Coordinator, Rudolph Orio the Tourism Watch program is a one-day training that is facilitated to business employees, teaching them how to handle certain incidents and improve their safety. “The program is something like the neighborhood watch programs, however, this one focuses more on protecting our tourism industry,” said Orio, “Throughout the day, employees of the resort learn about observation skills, how to react to situations, techniques and much more.” Orio also stated this training is open to all businesses of San Pedro Town, as well as across the country.

Fifth week of Copa San Pedro 2018 sees Boca Bombers in the lead
The fifth week of Copa San Pedro 2018 saw eight fierce matches at the Ambergris Stadium in San Pedro Town. The football weekend began on Thursday, August 16th at 7PM, with Genesis F.C winning 3-2 against San Mateo F.C. They were followed by Young Strikers, who demolished Peacemakers with a 15-4 point score at 9PM. Copa San Pedro 2018 continues this weekend, starting on Thursday, August 23rd at 7PM, at the Ambergris Stadium. Everyone is invited to come out and enjoy a weekend of football.

San Pedro’s Guillermo Rodriguez places third at KTV the Remix 2018
Hundreds of Belizeans across the country attended the finals of KTV the Remix 2018 song/karaoke competition held at the Bliss Center for the Performing Arts in Belize City on Tuesday, August 21st. Taking the title of KTV the Remix 2018 and the grand cash prize of $10,000 was 17-year-old Victoria August from Belmopan City. Second place went to Rachel Westby from Belmopan City, and San Pedro’s Guillermo Rodriguez placed third, winning a trophy, cash prize of $2,000 among other gifts. The three judges of this season, Jenny Lovell, Rhojani Perriott, and Chris Bradshaw also delighted the crowd with a special performance. The stage then saw the last two finalists, San Pedro’s Guillermo Rodriguez and Victoria August delivering their final performance.

Ambergris Today

Sargassum in San Pedro
It's a HUGE problem in ALL the Caribbean. While other countries seem to have it worse that here in Belize, it just got a bit more serious this week on Ambergris Caye. Here are pics shared by island residents Ilda Guerrero, Simon Backley and Araceli Blease on their Facebook profiles. WOW! Sargasso entering the Boca del Rio and moved all the way to the back lagoon as far as the New Sunset Boardwalk and Terminal.

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"Heroes Day of the Maya"
Dia de Los Heroes Maya - Abuelita Anselma Yam. 103 years old of Patchakan Village, Corozal is to be recognized on "Heroes Day of the Maya" to be held in Orange Walk Town on September 1st, 2018. At the young age of 18 Abuelita Yam began to work as a midwife and through out all her life, she has dedicated this service to many people. Moreover, she is a proud Yucatec Maya who has always maintained her Maya Culture alive. Hats off to Abuelita Ancelma Yam. Courtesy Faustino Yam

BELIZE FISHING REPORT: Weeks of Aug 14th - Aug 21, 2018
Another week of delightful weather and good fishing to go along with it. When it comes to bonefish El Pescador is hard to beat. So almost a given. This week was no different. Bones all around. Eleven anglers/angler teams found success this week with our permit. Tarpon were brought to the boat by four anglers. Shoutout to Rick P. who was able to pull off a Grand Slam as well!

Turtle Rescue Tale!
Late Wednesday evening a turtle was rescued from being entangled in a ghost fishing net in the Corozal Bay Area. Oceana’s Corozal Field Rep was contacted and took the turtle in for the night until it could be transported to Hol Chan first thing this morning via Tropic Air. Upon arrival, “Flipping the turtle”, as he was dubbed, was assessed, tagged and declared safe for release by our friends at Hol Chan. He’s now free and living his best life in our beautiful marine waters! Kudos to everyone involved for getting this guy back in the wild!

Movie Night at KoKo King
FAMILY FRIDAY MOVIE NIGHT - STARTS 6 PM - We are showing the following movies: DUCK DUCK GOOSE (PG) - A bachelor goose must form a bond with two lost ducklings as they journey south. OCEAN'S 8 (PG13) - Debbie Ocean gathers an all-female crew to attempt an impossible heist at New York City's yearly Met Gala. Popcorn, marshmallows, and full dinner menu available!!

Caye Caulker Children Fun Drive Raffle
It is the Caye Caulker Children Fun Drive Raffle get your tickets today!

Submission of Hotels Checklist for Accommodation Facilities on the Placencia Peninsula
The Department of the Environment (DOE), in conjunction with the Belize Tourism Board, has engaged in an initiative to regularize existing hotel/accommodation facilities to obtain Environmental Clearance. In an effort to facilitate the process for application submissions and respond to any queries, officers of the DOE will be stationed at the Placencia Village Council’s office from September 5-7, 2018 during normal working hours. Owners of hotel/accommodation facilities in the area are asked to fill out the hotels checklist in advance and submit the completed checklist with accompanying documents (copy of land tenure and authenticated survey map, copy of company documents and copy of processing fee payment receipt) to the officers stationed at the Village Council’s office on these dates, instead of having to travel to Belmopan.

Summer 2018 came to an end this morning for highschools in Corozal
Parents where excited seeing there child go to school. From form 1 - 4 are set to come in different dates for Orientation Day in Corozal. CCC E.S.T.M and San Pedro High Have a date below. And, across Belize all have different dates to start normal classes for 2018-2019. Today, both school from E.S.T.M. and CCC. did there Orientation day. Meanwhile, all primary school are to return back to classes on Monday September 3, 2018 countrywide. CCC Orientation day is shown on the picture below. And, E.S.T.M Orientation Schedule is shown below:

Corozal Sun Splash Karate Connection 2018
Sunday August 26th. 5-A-Side Football Game, Entertainment: Ernestine Carballo, DJ Absolute, Gilharry 7

Structurals assessment and its impact
The San Pedro Building Unit Team has commence its first of many to come structurals assessment and its impact on the Island's environment and educational empowerment of the Residing populace.

BECOL/BTL 2018 Basketball Tournament
The upcoming SSBA basketball tournament will start Friday, September 28th, and will take place at the Sacred Heart auditorium. Contact Mark O'Brien or Elvis Usher for more information. They have the tournament rules online. "SSBA basketball tournament. U13, U17, U21, seniors, O35 and females. Commencing end of September 2018. Get your teams ready"

September Celebrations 2018 T-Shirts
The 2018 September Celebrations are about to begin, and Miguel Cardona has some locally designed and printed t-shirts to commemorate this year's Independence Day. They're only $19.95. Contact Miguel for more information. Happy 37th, Belize!

Images from our Cartoon Art workshop
As a part of this year's 'Summer Arts Program 2018'. In these sessions participants learned varying methods of creating cartoons with emphasis on the 'Stop Motion' skill. Students learned about the elements of developing a storyboard, transitions and using software to animate the sketched art.

Channel 7

Farmers Say “Reject The Rice Donation”
Last night we showed you Taiwan’s donation of 220,000 pounds of rice valued at a quarter million Belize dollars.  It’s a gift to the Ministry of Human Development for distribution to charitable feeding programs.  Well, tonight, that gift is the subject of controversy. Rice farmers in the north say they have their own surplus which they are stuck with and this influx of rice is only going to hurt them more.  PUP Shadow Minister of Agriculture Jose Mai told us why the farmers are upset with the Taiwanese and GOB: Hon. Jose Mai - PUP Shadow Minister of Agriculture: "Actually I was pretty much flabbergasted when I saw the news last night that Taiwan donated 5 containers of rice to the government and handed it to Mr. Martinez's ministry; everybody shares the same views and everybody is surprise at such donation..."

Home Invasion in High Rise Apartment
4 masked robbers raided a West Landivar resident’s high rise apartment early this morning. The 24 year old female resident, who asked that her identity not be disclosed, was awakened by noises in her 4th floor University Drive apartment. When she went to look, she saw the 4 men. They tied her up and then ransacked the place. Police told us more at their bi-weekly press briefing. ACP Joseph Myvett - Head, NCIB: "This morning shortly after 4 am Belize city police responded to the scene of an aggravated burglary on University Boulevard in Belize City where upon arrival a 24 year old legal assistant who occupies the 4th floor or upper flat of the building reported to them that shortly after 3:15 am this morning she heard a noise inside her apartment..."

Well Known Figure Charged For Robbing Elderly Man of 15k
While police are investigating that West Landivar aggravated burglary, they have charged a man in another armed robbery that happened on Monday on Landivar Street - also on the northside. He is 41 year old Western Avenue resident Eugene Tillett - who is well known to police and the courts.  As we told you on Monday, the victim is 79 year old Harold Williams. Williams pulled into his driveway in his Honda CRV near his house when Tillett allegedly broke the glass window of his vehicle and snatched an envelope with $15,000 in cash from the senior citizen. Here is what police had to say on Tillett’s arrest.

OW Cops Closing in On Broad Daylight Hitmen
And in another update to a crime story, Police found a vehicle that may help them get a step closer in solving Sunday’s brazen double murder in Orange Walk. As we have reported, 34 year-old Junior Triminio and 19 year-old Christopher Enrique Calderon were at a kids football tournament at the Louisiana field when masked gunmen ambushed them, killing them in front of the field. The gunmen left in a white Jeep Compass.  Police told us a bit more about this vehicle they have impounded. ACP Joseph Myvett - Head, NCIB: "There is no update however we are following several significant leads. I believe we do have a vehicle impounded so far and we have senior investigators following up this matter at this time."

Belize Buses in Chet Need Mex. Insurance
If you are planning on going to Chetumal on bus, before traveling, you should check if the bus driver has Mexican insurance because he won’t be able to cross the border without it – leaving you, the passenger, with the additional cost and stress of paying a taxi into Chetumal. That’s exactly what has been happening at the border these past few weeks.  And, whether you like it or not, the bus insurance is a legal requirement that both Belize and Mexico had agreed to – one that is only now being enforced. Today we spoke to Mexican Ambassador to Belize Carlos Quesnel and he told us that there is no need for any issue; bus drivers on both sides of the border just need to follow the law and all will be fine. Here is how he put it.

Prisoners On the Run In Independence
3 prisoners are roaming free after they escaped from police custody in Independence. It happened sometime between 8:00 and 9:00 last night. Apparently, the men broke the lock on the cell door and snuck out undetected. Here’s more from police. ACP Joseph Myvett - Head, NCIB: "Police reported that 3 prisoners who were on remand and were taken back to independence police station for court hearing sometime during that time made good their escape and they are Selvin Lenarez, 20 years, Gregory Flowers, 25 years and Kendall Flores, 22 all of whom were remanded for the crime of burglary." Reporter: "Are these individuals considered to be dangerous?" ACP Joseph Myvett: "No they are not considered to be dangerous as they were charged for burglary. A man hunt is currently on to recapture those escaped prisoners as well as there is an ongoing investigation in relation to the escape."

Cop Chopped In South
A machete wielding mentally challenged man chopped a police in the head. Fortunately the police got away with just a really bad cut. The incident happened this morning around 9:30 in Seine Bight Village. Residents called the police this morning because Zebedee Martir was flailing the machete around in the village. But when police got there they had to shoot him in the arm to subdue him. Here is the police account. ACP Joseph Myvett - Head, NCIB: "Seine Bight and Placencia police responded to an incident of a male person making chopping motions at several villagers in Seine Bight village. As a result police encountered one Zebedee Martir, a mentally challenged patient who at the time was in possession of a machete. He was approached by police who tried to convince him to put down the machete and in the process he suddenly approached one of the officers..."

The Road To Reassuring RADO is Long
Last night we told you about the international sporting embarrassment for Belize. The Regional Anti Doping Organization has suspended our National Anti Doping body. RADO took the decision last week after the Belizean Representative missed the third consecutive meeting of that body.   Yesterday, in a letter to the President of the National Olympic Committee and the Minister of Sports, the Regional Chairman said that Belize can lift the suspension by “convening an extraordinary meeting of the members of the Advisory Board of the RADO-CAM”. That will be expensive and today the sports Minister lamented that whatever it costs, they will have to respond to the crack of the whip from an international body:…

Shyne Slammed Sapnah, Faber Calls It “Unfortunate”
We also asked Deputy Faber to comment on the recent eyebrow raising interview from Music Ambassador Shyne Barrow. He challenged the competence and integrity of NUCH President Sapnah Budrani.  This is after Faber, as Culture Minister, had expressed full support for Budrani two weeks earlier.  
So did Shyne step out of line against his party’s #2 man?  Today, the Deputy didn’t get personal; he only said Shyne’s remarks were “unfortunate”:… Hon. Patrick Faber - Minister of Culture: "I have the utmost confidence in Sapna Budhrani's leadership there. Now that leadership might go well for some people who have an agenda."

Hon. Boots Blasts Former Mayor Bradley
And while there’s tension between Deputy Faber and Aspirant Barrow, there’s also intra-party beef between Minister Anthony Boots Martinez and former Mayor Darrell Bradley. Two weeks ago when a PUP City Council audit on missing equipment pointed to Minister Martinez - Bradley backed them up.  He said when he was Mayor he also could not get his hands on the same equipment and thought that Minister Boots was responsible.  Here’s what Bradley had to say and the angry response we got from Martinez today:… Darrell Bradley, Former Mayor (August 7th, 2018): "We had a problem in getting the piece of equipment we believe that he was the person responsible for turning the equipment over to us. It was never transferred to the council and at the time it was our impression that the minister was responsible for that transfer."

Dean Samuels Doesn’t Have Boots’ Support
And keeping it on UDP internal disputes, what will Port Loyola Area Representative Anthony Boots Martinez do now that Dean Samuels is running in the Port Loyola convention? Martinez - who was grooming Samuels for a few years - had originally endorsed the former city councilor, and then dropped him when Mike Peyrefitte expressed an interest.  Two weeks ago, Martinez told us he believed that Samuels would not be running after all.  But last week, Samuel turned that prediction on its head when he said that he will run - in what will now be a four man convention..   Martinez responded today:… Hon. Anthony Martinez - Port Loyola Representative: "I said I believe that Mr. Samuels might not run, that was my honest belief because it was said to me."

PUP Area Rep to ASR/BSI: Shugga Pride? Shoulda Shame!
And the political candor continues with the PUP’s Orange Walk South Representative Jose Mai.  He’s an agronomist and a cane farmer who’s been consistently critical of ASR/BSI.   So, it wasn’t surprising today when he blasted BSI’s acquisition of a 1.2 million dollar tug - which can pull far more weight than the present fleet of tugs.  The vessel will be named “Shugga Pride” - but Mai says it’s a shameful investment:… Hon. Jose Mai - PUP Shadow Minister of Agriculture: "How will this reduce the cost of local handling? Does the investment of a 1.2 million dollar steel tug; will that reduce the cost of local handling? And the answer is they don't know so why invest in it? We leave it as it is. My view is that they hold this local handling close to their chest and they don't want to let it do.."

A Bi-Partisan Bram
There’s been a whole lot of politics in the news tonight - and mostly it’s been about disputes that politicians are having.   But out next story is a welcome break from that.  It’s about a rare show of political unity and bi-partisan cooperation.   It comes after the PUP City Council as forced to cancel the 10th. September Bram due to a lack of funding form the UDP controlled September Celebrations Committee. The Chairman of the Committee is Patrick Faber who says every municipality’s September money got cut - owing to reduced sponsorship to the sTate.  

Bze-Mex Tourism MOU
In our last segment, you heard Mexican Ambassador Carlos Quesnel address the bus insurance situation. Well, while that is unfolding at the border, on the official level, Belize and Mexico have committed to work together in advancing the tourism sector in Belize. Today the Mexican ambassador and representatives from the Belize Tourism Industry Association signed an MOU at the Mexican Institute. We were there to find out about this important collaboration. H.E Carlos Quesnel - Mexican Ambassador to Belize: "For us this an important moment, we have been working on this instrument that we were talking about for at least a year and we finally are here with Mr. Guerrero and Mr. Burgos to sign today a memorandum of understanding between the Embassy of Mexico and the Belizean Tourism Association. We know that tourist bring benefit to both the people of Mexico and Belize and we are ready at the embassy to work together with BTIA in building and promoting the construction of the capabilities in the tourism sector."

The Demise Of Gwen Liz High
Teachers may have to be sent home at Gwen Liz High School and today Education Minister Patrick Faber was critical of those within the School who have brought it much negative publicity. The effect of that is now being felt as enrollment has plummeted - so much so that teachers may have to be sent home.  That’s because the Ministry only allots payments for teachers based on the number of students, and with enrollment falling now below 400 - there isn’t enough funding to pay the current roster of teachers.  Faber lamented what has happened to a high school in his Collet division:

Contraband Cop Still On Duty
Independence Constable Godfrey Moriera has been charged for the 15 cases of contraband beer he was caught with in Succotz - but remains on duty. Here is what police had to say. ACP Joseph Myvett - Head, NCIB: "He was fined a total of $6,000 by the customs department and he has since been charged disciplinary and is currently before a disciplinary tribunal." We have heard grumblings from the south that Moreira was blatantly caught in an act of illegality - yet remains on duty as a law enforcement officer. 

Driver in Double Fatal Still Unknown
One month later, Police still can’t confirm who the driver was in the fatal San Antonio road accident that claimed the life of two brothers: Jaime and Anthony Archer. Here is what police had to say. ACP Joseph Myvett - Head, NCIB: "We can say that both persons were released from the hospital however upon visiting the families, Mr. Romero can’t speak and he can’t see at this point in time so we are unable to ascertain who the driver was however our investigation have led us to say that Mr. Romero had called his sister, one Kenisha Romero on the date in question in order to borrow her vehicle. As a result the vehicle was given to him by another family member who was at the home, so he was the person who had left the home driving the said vehicle that was involved in the said fatal road traffic accident."

Cops Give School Supplies
Eastern Division police and Central TV and Internet have teamed up again, this time to hand out 500 school bags to needy south side kids. We were there for the handing over at the Raccoon Street police station. The kids also got some school supplies that will go a long way with the upcoming school year.

Channel 5

Patrick Faber Defends NICH Prez: but CWU Also Comes Out Against Sapna Budhrani
NICH President, Sapna Budhrani, has come under fire for her performance, or lack of it, at the job she took over in April.  Earlier today, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister [...]

Patrick Faber: Shyne Barrow Not an Employee of NICH
But has the musical ambassador lost his place in challenging the appointment of Budhrani by the DPM, who is a senior member of the United Democratic Party, which he wants [...]

What’s G.O.B. Gonna Do About RADO Suspension?
The Regional Anti-Doping Organization has suspended Belize’s National Anti-Doping Organization.  This happened on August fourteenth, following another absence by Belize’s rep Doctor Michael Pitts at a meeting of the Advisory [...]

Faber Confirms Situation at Gwen Liz; Teachers to be Affected
Minister of Education Patrick Faber confirmed today that a number of teachers will not be returning to the classrooms at Gwen Lizarraga High School. That high school, which falls within [...]

What’s the Fate of Lorna McKay as Gwen Liz Principal?
Gwen Lizarraga High School remains in disarray, despite a new school year kicking off on Monday.  That disorganized state is due in part to a protracted issue involving Principal Lorna [...]

A Woman is Latest Victim of Early Morning Home Invasion in West Landivar
Turning to crime…a twenty-four-year-old woman is the latest victim of an aggravated burglary which happened during the predawn hours of this morning.  The young lady, a legal assistant employed by [...]

Eugene Tillett Charged for Robbery of Elderly Bank Customer
Investigators have not recovered any of the money stolen from seventy-nine-year-old Harold Williams at his home on Monday afternoon.  They have, nonetheless, made significant inroads in catching up with one [...]

Police Shoot a Mentally Challenged Machete-Man in Seine Bight
Seine Bight police shot a mentally challenged, machete-wielding man this morning after he turned his cutlass on an arresting officer.  Zebedee Morter was shot in the right forearm after he [...]

P.U.P.’s Jose Mai Says Taiwan’s Rice Donation Will Hurt Local Producers
Taiwan’s rice donation on Wednesday has some local rice producers up in arms. This is according to the P.U.P.’s Orange Walk South Area Representative, Jose Abelardo Mai.  Mai says he [...]

Minister Anthony Martinez Defends Taiwan’s Rice Donation
Defending Taiwan’s rice donation was Minister Anthony ‘Boots’ Martinez. The Minister says that anyone would prefer cash donation but in this case, the ten thousand bags of rice was donated [...]

A Vehicle is Impounded Following Weekend Double Murder in Orange Walk
Junior Triminio was laid to rest on Wednesday in his hometown of Orange Walk.  His memorial service and funeral procession was attended by family and friends, including close associates who [...]

3 Prisoners on the Run, Following Escape from Independence Lockup
A trio of suspected burglars is on the lam tonight, having escaped from lawful custody on Wednesday in Independence Village.  Selvin Linares, Gregory Flowers and Kendale Flores absconded during a [...]

PC Moreira Faces Disciplinary Tribunal for Contraband Beers
Police Constable Godfrey Moreira is facing internal discipline after being fined a hefty sum by the Customs Department for a stash of contraband beer found in his possession on August [...]

Municipal Fair is Back on September Celebrations’ Calendar
The Municipal Fair is back on the list of events for the September Celebrations Calendar following a meeting between Deputy Prime Minister Patrick Faber and Belize City Mayor Bernard Wagner. [...]

No Room for Politics in Municipal Fair
There’s a perception that the United Democratic Party focuses on the tenth, while the People’s United Party concentrates on independence. So was that political divide at play between the Belize [...]

Recyclers Are Gifted School Bags for the New School Year
The Belize Solid Waste Management Authority made its annual donation to about twenty-two recyclers. In the small token of appreciation, each recycler received one school-bag with supplies. While gifting a [...]

500 School Bags for Belize City Children
Summer is winding down and parents have begun making all preparations to fully equip their children for the new school year. For some parents, this is a challenge given their [...]

Mexicans to Train Belizeans in Hospitality Services
Today, the Mexican Embassy in Belize signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Belize Tourism Industry Association to cooperate on training local hospitality workers to offer better services in the [...]

Healthy Living: Working Moms Who Successfully Breastfeed
If you’re expecting or a new mom, you may have noticed that breastfeeding – specifically exclusive breastfeeding – is being promoted all over. Celebrities, health officials, all the baby sites [...]

LOVE FM

Complaints against the President of NICH continue to mount
Sapnah Budhrani, the President of the National Institute of Culture and History (NICH) has been under attack ever since taking that post. The latest attack came from the Music Ambassador, Shyne Barrow who expressed concerns over Budhrani’s ability to function in her dual role as President and Administrator of NICH.Today, the Minister of Culture, Patrick …

Rejected Candidate says Dolores will not win Rural Central
The Arthur Saldivar situation with the Peoples United Party (PUP) is threatening to start over with another member of the PUP. The Belize Rural Central convention was set to occur in September. Rene Skeen and Chris Coye had both expressed interest in the area and Skeen said he started his campaign from December, 2017 and …

Workers of the Belize Solid Waste Management gifted with school bags from the company
Central TV isn’t the only company that is showing social responsibility. The Belize Solid Waste Management, held a fundraising drive for the children of the Belize City Recyclers. The company’s Communication officer, Tyronne Chimilio says it’s a yearly initiative to help its employees with the start of the new school year. Company’s Communication officer, Tyronne …

Mexico’s Ambassador urged Belizean bus owners to comply
Belizeans can be seen frequenting Chetumal by the busloads especially on weekends and holidays. Recently, Belize’s buses have been barred from going across the border without insurance. Mexico requires insurance for foreign vehicles but the law has only been recently enforced. The Ambassador of Mexico to Belize, Carlos Quesnel Melendez explained to Love News that …

Jose Mai speaks on Belize receiving the Taiwanese Donation
One of the voices speaking out against the Taiwanese rice is area representative for Orange Walk South, Jose Mai. Jose Mai Area Representative Orange Walk South: “There is cost to it; as a matter of fact I think he mentioned that the value of that rice is $125,000 US. That is $250,000 Belize dollars; when you …

Minister of Human Development speaks on Taiwanese rice donation
Last week, the arrival of the Taiwanese president, Tsai- Ing Wen was a celebrated, national event with promises of continued investment in scholarhips, hospitals and infrastructural development. This is a new week and Belizeans are not too keen on a recent donation from Taiwan to Belize. Yesterday, Minister of Human Development, Anthony Martinez received ten …

Masked Men Invade Woman’s Apartment
A home invasion occurred early this morning in the West Landivar area of Belize City. A woman in her twenties woke up to several men wearing mask and gloves in her apartment on the third floor. The building has cameras on each floor facing the stairs and the entrance of the property. Assistant Commissioner of …

Escape from the Police Station
Three men on remand for burglary escaped from the police station in Independence Village. They were awaiting a court date but it seemed that they took advantage of the harsh weather conditions last night. ACP Joseph Myvett says that they have launched a manhunt for them. ACP Joseph Myvette: “Escape of three prisoners from the …

Police making progress with double homicide case
The police department is making progress into its investigation regarding the murder of Junior Triminio and Christopher Calderon. The duo was gunned down on Zericote Street in Orange Walk Town following a football match. According to the head of the National Criminal Investigative Branch, Joseph Myvette, they have traced the vehicle used in the homicide …

GOB rescues September bram
A week ago, the Belize City Council announced that tenth day bram was cancelled due to insufficient funds. Deputy Mayor Oscar Arnold stated that the budget which the Council normally receives from the National Celebrations Commission for the festivities was cut by twenty percent. In a turn of events, Patrick Faber, the Chairman of the …

Mentally Challenged Man Chops a Cop
A mentally challenged man was making threats this morning in Seine Bight Village. The cops tried to speak to him and calm him down, and unfortunately at nine thirty-five this morning he chopped a special constable. ACP Myvett says that the officers detained the suspect after he chopped the Special Constable.

500 Backpacks for Kids
In addition to combating crime, the police department’s strategy calls for deeper relations with the communities that each department serves. They have awarded young people who have participated in the Du Di Rait Ting program and have also used the Community Policing Unit as a daily communication tool with residents in at-risk areas. On occasion they partner with businesses to give scholarships to students and today they delivered school supplies to kids who participate in their programs.

How many Belizean students pass CSEC?
Reports coming out of the Caribbean are that as many as eleven thousand students across the region who sat the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) failed. Love News was made to understand that Belizean students who sat the exam already received their results. We had contacted the CXC Registrar for a summary of Belize’s performance but she told us they are still in the process of compiling the results.

Mexico to help boost Belize’s Tourism Industry
Tourism is one of the driving forces of the Belizean economy. With assistance from Mexico, the service industry in this sector can be improved. In this regard, Belize and Mexico signed a Memorandum of Understanding which will allow for Belizeans working in the tourism industry to receive further training from Mexico.

Mayor Vellos shared his council’s accomplishments
In March, Rigo Vellos captured the hearts of Corozal Town residents and became the Mayor of that municipality. As a result, he was able to break the UDP’s four term reign in that municipality. Vellos shared with Love News some of his council’s accomplishments since taking office.

Breaking Belize NewsPJ

Eugene Tillett charged for robbing senior citizen of $15,000
Police have arrested and charged Eugene Tillett, 41, for the offenses of robbery and damage to […]

Mentally challenged man shot after chopping policeman to his head
A mentally challenged patient was shot by police in Seine Bight Village this morning. He has […]

Three burglars escape police detention
Police are seeking three escaped prisoners who escaped custody during a thunderstorm last night. The men […]

PUP Deputy Leader says Minister Martinez acting “like mange” for rice donation
Jose Mai, the PUP’s Deputy Party Leader, today held a press conference on Taiwan’s rice […]

GST staff gives back to the community
Staff members from the General Sales Tax (GST) Office in Belize City partnered for a […]

Police constable busted with contraband fined
Last week we reported that police constable, Godfrey Moreira, was busted with 15 cases of […]

Aggravated burglary on University Boulevard
Belize City cops are investigating a case of aggravated burglary which occurred this morning. The […]

Department of Environment commence initiative for submission of hotels checklist
The Department of the Environment (DOE), in conjunction with the Belize Tourism Board (BTB), has […]

Police impound vehicle used in Orange Walk double murder
Police are yet to make any progress in the double murder of Orange Walk gang […]

John Paul Junior College conducts Leadership adventure
Thirty-four students and teachers of John Paul II Junior College (JPIIJC) in Benque Viejo del […]

PUP launches ICJ campaign
Yesterday, the Opposition People’s United Party (PUP) held a national executive meeting at Independence Hall […]

PUP leaders to “vote their conscience” on ICJ
Yesterday, the national executive of the People’s United Party met in Independence Hall, Belize city […]

Blogs

Visiting San Pedro Ambergris Caye
San Pedro Town is Ambergris Caye' main and only town. This is where the bulk of the island’s eateries, shops, nightlife and businesses are located, and where hustle and bustle reigns. The beach here is a sandy sidewalk at best, but the water and views are still beautiful and numerous docks dotting the shoreline provide ample swimming opportunities. San Pedro’s inhabitants are majority Mestizo, and the island has the largest number of US expats in Belize. The growing town has cobblestone and paved streets, pounded daily by golf carts or bicycles and increasingly, automobiles. Though it receives the largest amount of tourism year-round than any other part of Belize, making it a more expensive area, San Pedro retains a local Belizean feel that is not likely to dissipate anytime soon with its local arts, authentic cuisine and yearly traditional festivals.

Videos

  • MY BELIZE, 5min. BELIZEAN ROOTS, WILLIAM BANNER AUGUST..

  • Belize Holchan Shark Ray Alley 2018, 23min.

  • Whats the history behind the sugar barge, 1.2min. The Corozal Sugar Factory began operating in 1937 in Pembroke Hall, Belize (present day Libertad Village). Today the factory is abandoned, but delayed plans to repair it and add a new distillery for ethanol production have been underway since 2007. Sugar production in Belize grew in the mid-1800s as Yucatán immigrants fled the Caste War and began cultivating sugarcane in British Honduras. British interest in exporting sugar led to the development of large plantations in the Corozal and Orange Walk regions. Sugar production peaked in the 1880s with 2.5 million pounds being exported, then decreasing to 200,000 pounds by the 1890s...

  • Robotics Team Had Awesome Experience At Global Challenge, 5min. Belize for the first time participated at a robotics challenge held by NGO First Global. This year the event was hosted in Mexico City with more than 160 nations participating. The event promotes science and technology leadership and innovation among high schoolers.

  • A proud moment for the BTIA as we partner with the Mexican Embassy on signing an MOU, 1min. To provide training and learning opportunities to tourism sector service providers. The focus will be on customer service for frontline staff, waiting staff, tour guides and kitchen staff. These opportunities will be provided through various initiatives such as training opportunities in Mexico, train-the-trainer program and student exchange program. These will be offered to BTIA members and non-members over the next twelve (12) months.

  • Sun Set Room / Zimmer in Peter Wolfs Green Valley Inn (Belize), 2.5min.

  • BELIZE CITY MURAL PROJECT, 20min. Belize City Community Revitalization Project. We finished this project with the help of Department of Youth Service, PSAST, The Mayflower Community, Samuel Heynes Institute of Excellence, Ministry of Education, Love Foundation, Belize Channel 5, Toledo community College, JICA. Thank you to all the enthusiastic youths.

  • Belize 2018 Vacation | Ambergis Caye | San Pedro | Belize, 6.5min. Spent a week in San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize! Secret Beach, Shark Ray Alley, Butts Up Rain Forrest Adventure, Zip Lining, Cave Tubing, WOD Zone, Golf Carts, Sun, Belikin, Wayos, Sandy Toes, and living on island time!

  • BELIZE 2018, 10min.

  • Belize travels, 22min. Welcome to the second part of this vlog. Join us as we venture through the streets of San Pedro, Belize & many other adventures we conquered.

  • St George's Caye Resort, Belize, 1.5min. IS OUR ISLAND RESORT RIGHT FOR YOU? The answer is YES if you want: World-class diving & snorkeling less than 5 minutes away. A private island experience – no public transportation, no roads, no cars, no crowds! Super easy travel - we greet you at the airport and escort you to the island in our private van and boat, at no cost to you

  • Tobacco Caye, Belize, 3min. The smallest resort island!

  • Scuba Diving in Belize!, 8min.

  • An Endangered Hawksbill Sea Turtle in Belize, 1min. An endangered Hawksbill sea turtle swims around the reafs of Belize foraging for sponges to eat.

  • Fishing Adventure on la ISLA BONITA SAN PEDRO AMBERGRIS CAYE, 11min. Hello everybody i just want to take the opportunity to say that it is not about how much fish you catch when you go on your fishing trips. it is all about how much FUN you have while in your outing.