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The San Pedro Sun

Sargassum continues to plague the Caribbean, including Belize; tourism industry affected
The Sargassum seaweed crisis continues to affect the coasts of many countries within the Caribbean Sea, southern Mexico, and the Central American region. Belize continues to struggle with its share, and efforts on Ambergris Caye to contain the non-stop influx have resulted in the removal of approximately 1,764 tons of Sargassum from the beginning of February to August of this year. The works by The San Pedro Town Council (SPTC), covers an area of approximately one mile, beginning from the public library, across the Roman Catholic Primary School, and north to the Sir Barry Bowen Bridge by Boca del Rio. Local authorities have concentrated on removing the daily accumulation of Sargasso within the town core area, particularly on the Boca del Rio beach. SPTC personnel in charge of the clean-up stated that the community, particularly the business sector, has been helping to clean up other parts of the island, particularly in front of their establishments. However, all efforts to keep the island free of the seaweed seems to be fruitless.

Kyrone Vasquez competes at Mr. Quintana Roo physique competition
19-year-old island resident Kyrone Vasquez represented Ambergris Caye and Belize at a bodybuilding competition on Saturday, August 18th in Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico. He was one of 22 competitors, and at the end of the event, he walked away with the fifth-place trophy and an unforgettable experience. Vasquez is a fitness instructor and personal trainer at Belize Fitness in San Pedro Town, and over the past eight months, he prepared to participate in Cancun. He competed in the Men’s Physique division, and even though there were top competitors in the event, Vasquez told The San Pedro Sun that he was confident, focused and proud to be representing his country. Vasquez has been bodybuilding for the past four years.

Residents report squatter south of town; builder says Minister Heredia gave authorization
Residents along the Seagrape Drive south of San Pedro Town are complaining after an alleged unauthorized structure is under construction in their neighborhood. They say that the house is erected on a road that leads to other houses in the area and believe it does not meet all necessary building requirements. A visit to the area revealed that the house belongs to businesswoman Felisa Aguirres, whose house burned on July 1st near the San Marcos Area. She admitted that even though she did not receive approval from The San Pedro Town Council (SPTC), she has full authorization and support from Area Representative Honourable Manuel Heredia Jr., who assisted her after she ended up homeless.

Misc Belizean Sources

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Pan American Cocktail Competition in Havana Cuba
1st Place & 2nd Place Winners of Belize's 1st National Bartenders Cup 2018 are departing BELIZE today to go and Represent Belize at the Pan American Cocktail Competition in Havana Cuba.

San Pedro - Belize Defence Force head to head game preview and prediction
On the 26 August 2018 at 01:00 UTC meet San Pedro vs Belize Defence Force in Belize in a game that we all expect to be very interesting. Both teams try to perform well in Premier League. This general info table below illustrates best the game details about the upcoming clash.

PANYAAD Belmopan Edition 2018
The Panyaad steel band music festival will be happening at the Isidoro Beaton Stadium on Saturday, September 15th. Panerrifix, Pantempers Steel Orchestra, Mile 41 Reggae Band, and Omolewa Jazz Band will all be performing. "Tell your neighbour and your friend. This is the "Year for love" Tickets go on sale on Monday 20 August. Ticket outlets: Winsgtop Belmopan, Peppers Pizza Belmopan and from band members. PANYAAD Belmopan Edition 2018. It's gonna be lit!!!"

Guatemalan authorities visit the Chiquibul
Led by the Forest Department, a contingency of Guatemalan authorities visited the Chiquibul to understand challenges faced in the protection of this forest.

The Reporter

POLICE SAY SECURITY GUARD WAS SHOT FOR HIS GUN
Police say that security officer, Lascelle Goldburn Jeffords, 53, who was shot while on duty at Courtenay Coye and Associates yesterday evening was shot for the gun assigned to him. The attack happened sometime after 5:00pm, while Jeffords was performing duties inside the law firm’s fenced yard. Two men ran up to Jeffords and tried to steal the gun. After a short struggle with the culprits, Jeffords managed to run from them but not before they unleashed a volley of shots at him.

WOMAN SHOT MULTIPLE TIMES, HANGS ONTO LIFE
A woman was shot multiple times just before midnight last night on Croton Lane in Belize City and she is reportedly in a critical but stable condition. The Reporter has confirmed that Dawn Parchue was shot four times in the stomach and once in the leg while she was riding on Croton Lane towards Oleander Street.

Saldivar Loses Round 2; PUP Will Hold Belmopan Convention Sunday
Justice Courtney Abel of the Supreme Court this afternoon dismissed the application for an injunction, filed by Attorney Arthur Saldivar, to postpone the People’s United Party’s (PUP) planned Belmopan Convention this Sunday. Saldivar had grounded his claim on the issue of bias on the part of the PUP’s Vetting Committee which reviewed his application as a candidate.

Breaking Belize NewsPJ

New canoe race announced in Northern Belize
A new canoe race is being advertised in Northern Belize. The 1st annual New River Quest is scheduled to begin on Sunday, October 14, 2018, during the Pan-American Holiday weekend (Sun-Mon) in October. The race is a 2-day 2-person canoe competition commencing in the New River Lagoon at the Hill Bank Field Station and will enter the New River, and pass along in Orange Walk Town for the night’s camp. […]

Tropical wave brings rains to Belize
An increase in moisture and instability is expected later today as a tropical wave approaches Belize. According to the National Meteorological Service of Belize, cloudy skies are expected along with some showers, thunderstorms and periods of rain. […]

Woman, 26, missing in Belize City
The family of Joy Camille Morris,26, of Tigris Street, Belize City is seeking the public’s assistance in locating her. Joy’s sister, Shernel reported to police that on August 23, 2018, she left home and has not been seen since. […]

Police investigating shooting at Courtney’s Law Firm
Police are investigating a shooting incident that occurred yesterday evening in Belize City. Around 5:50 PM yesterday, police went to Universal Health Care and saw Lascelle Goldburn Jeffords,53, a security guard with multiple gunshot wounds to the body. […]

Police investigating shooting in Belize City last night
Police are investigating a report of a woman who was shot last night in Belize City. According to reports, shortly before midnight last night, Dawn Parchue was riding her bicycle on Croton Lane, Belize City when a lone gunman approached her. […]

Coast Guard Operating Base to be built in Bacalar Chico, Ambergris Caye
Yesterday, a groundbreaking ceremony was held for a Coast Guard-Forward Operating base in Bacalar Chico, north of Ambergris Caye. After operating in the area for over three years underfoot patrol, Coast Guard officers will soon have a base for day- to- day operations. […]

PUP rejects Skeen for Dolores
On September 2, the People’s United Party (PUP) will have its standard-bearer convention for the Belize Rural Central (BRC) constituency. However, Rene Skeen, an aspiring politician, will not be participating in that convention. […]

Woman shot multiple times in Belize City last night
Police are investigating a shooting incident that occurred last night in the St. Martin de Porres area of Belize City. According to reports, Dawn Parchue was shot multiple times. […]

International Sourcesizz

Canadian Marathon Canoe Nationals
Three Belizean paddlers are competing at the Canadian Marathon Canoe Nationals in Sudbury, Ontario this weekend. Amado Cruz, Chris Guydis and Rudolph Gentle will be doing several races over the next few days. Amado Cruz and Oliver McMillan just won the C2 pro male category paddling, while Chris Guydis came 5th! Congrats team and keep making Belize proud!

Videos

  • Miss Universe Belize 2018, 2.5hr.

  • Sargasso skimmer built right here in Captain Sharks boatyard in SP, min. Complete with its yellow boom as well. kudos to James Ritchie for building it. Something has to be done to help with the sargassum problem. They going to try it this afternoon on the beach. Hope it works as planned.

  • Belize Hol Chan Marine Reserve Dive 2018, 3.5min. Diving in San Pedro, Belize! Wow what an experience!

  • People of Belize | Fi Di Kulcha- Episode 6, 10min. Belize is a beautiful country located in Central America. Formerly known as British Honduras, Belize is often known for its amazing Mayan ruins, Blue Hole and Barrier Reef. One very significant thing about Belize is its rich and diverse culture due to the presence of several ethnic groups. In this week's video, we talk about the people of Belize

  • Miss Universe Belize 2018 | Contestants | Candidatas |, 5.5min.

  • Discovery Channel: À Prova de Tudo:Floresta de Belize, 44min.