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The San Pedro Sun
Another vibrant and festive Carnival Road March!
UK Donates Funds to Support Public Awareness Campaign on ICJ Referendum
On Wednesday, September 5th 2018, the United Kingdom (UK) contributed 1.3 million Belize Dollars to the Public Awareness and Preparedness Campaign to support the referendum on whether or not to refer Guatemala’s territorial, insular, and maritime claim to the International Court of Justice (ICJ). The funds will be administered by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
The project was launched in August 2018 with support from the United States Embassy in Belize and will continue until the referendum takes place on April 10th 2019.
Mortar round found in Caye Caulker; Police investigating
Police are investigating the motive and circumstances that led to the discovery of a 60mm mortar on a dredging machine located off the west coast of Caye Caulker on Friday, August 31st.
The only information available is that a barge on which the dredging machine was located caught on fire early in the evening. A watchman working on the barge alerted his superior, and the police were called. The mortar was discovered in a bucket near the barge engine. Apparently, the fire damaged the mortar, but luckily did not go off.
Mass voter re-registration process comes to an end
A total of 121, 496 people were re-registered to vote during the Elections and Boundaries Department campaign throughout the country from Monday, July 2nd to Friday, August 31st. However, the re-registration process continues at the Elections and Boundaries Registration Offices countrywide.
The number of people who re-registered is lower than the original target of 200,000. During the first week of the re-registration exercise, 16, 670 applications were received. That number increased during the first two weeks of the campaign but decreased for the remainder of the exercise. In the final week, only a total of 11, 907 people were re-registered.
Government of Belize declares ‘State of Emergency’ for communities in south side Belize City
The Government of Belize declared a ‘State of Emergency’ in two locations in the south side of Belize City on Wednesday, September 5th, due to escalating criminal activity in the area. The gang-infested areas are by George and Banak Streets where gang rivalry is suspected to have been responsible for the most murderous weekend in Belizean history when six persons were killed between Friday, August 31st and Saturday, September 1st. The majority of the murders involved the use of firearms.
Misc Belizean Sources
Soca Paint Party on Caye Caulker
For those wanting to enjoy the Soca Paint Party Sunday please note that if you want to join in the paint part of the party, it is recommended that you wear white!!!
Tropic Air flight schedule for Caye Caulker
Tropic Air's flight schedule to and from Caye Caulker's Municipal Airstrip! Im overjoyed to finally have Tropic Air back in action!!
Pool House Grand Opening
The Pool House is having their grand opening next weekend. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, Bullet Tree's newest hang out will be having BBQ specials, and the pool will be ready for lounging. Looks like they'll have a large menu for everyone's taste.
Carnival Road March 2018
Carnival J'ouvert 2018!
San Pedro Uniform Parade
On September 10th the uniform parade will be taking place, due to start at 10am from Central park, the parade will cause lots of traffic delays so drivers should avoid the town center as much as possible. Please follow wardens instructions and be patient. There will be a lot of school children in the parade and their safety is top priority.
POLICE INTERCEPT MULES CARRYING LARGE SUMS IN US$
The police has intercepted 2 cab drivers from the Benque Viejo del Carmen area that were in possession of $65K US dollars. The search occurred in the ladyville police jurisdiction and invertigators are in the process of trying to find out what the men are doing with such a large sum of US dollars and where they obtained it.
The cab drivers were traveling well beyond the vicinity of Benque Viejo, to be in the Ladyville police jurisdiction, at least 100 miles from Benque.
Breaking Belize News
Camalote man chopped to his body and face
Police are investigating a chopping incident that occurred yesterday in Camalote Village, Cayo.
According to reports, yesterday, police found Daniel Sots ,50, in his yard in Camalote with multiple chop wounds to his body and face. […]
Forestry officer’s house goes up in flames in Orange Walk
Police are investigating a house fire that occurred yesterday morning in Orange Walk.
Around 2 yesterday morning, police responded to a report of a house fire at No. 29 Liberty Avenue, Orange Walk.
When police arrived, they saw the 2 story concrete home of Christy Tillett,26, a forestry officer engulfed in flames. […]
Tropic Air plane runs off runway in San Pedro
This morning around 10 am, a Tropic Air aircraft was operating from San Pedro, Ambergris Caye to the Belize International Airport when the pilot elected to abort the takeoff.
The plane reportedly ran a bit off the runway in San Pedro Town.
Shortly after the incident, Tropic Air issued a statement saying that after their pilot elected to abort the takeoff, the plan exited onto the shoulder of the runway. […]
Police: 2 men from Benque Viejo busted with US $65,000
Police have detained two men from Benque Viejo del Carmen, Cayo for having in their possession US $65,000.
Yesterday morning around 6:45 a.m., police stopped and searched a black Toyota Corolla car just in front of the Sandhill Police station. […]
Police: Thieves take over $50K from Premium Wines
Police are investigating a heist that occurred yesterday morning in Belize City.
Maria Price,49, manager of Premium Wines and Spirits reported to authorities that around 10:30 a.m., she was inside the store conversing with her employees’ when 3 unmasked men entered the establishment. […]
Belize backs African nation in ICJ battle against Britain
Belize is one of a number of nations supporting the African nation of Mauritius, which is currently involved in an International Court of Justice (ICJ) trial with Britain over control of the Chagos Islands.
The ICJ hearings started this week, with Belize, Guatemala, Botswana, Brazil, Cyprus, Germany, India, Kenya, the Marshall Islands, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Serbia, South Africa, Thailand, Vanuatu and Zambia supporting Mauritius’ claim of sovereignty. […]
Man charged for turning on cement mixer which killed Jeffrey Hernandez
Earlier this week we reported that Jeffrey Hernandez died after being crushed inside a cement mixer while on duty.
On Thursday Assistant Superintendent of Police, Alejandro Cowo, ruled that the death of Hernandez was accidental as the mixer turned on while he was inside cleaning it. […]
Price of Diesel goes up (again)
The Belize Bureau of Standards (BBS) issued new gas prices that kicked in at midnight last night.
Diesel gas increased from $10.47 to $10.69 per gallon – a 22 cent increase per gallon.
All other prices remained the same with Premium at $11.70, Regular at $11.04 and Kerosene at $8.34 per gallon respectively. […]
Maya Farmers in South Belize Hold Strong to Their Climate Change Experiment
In one of Belize’s forest reserves in the Maya Golden Landscape, a group of farmers is working with non-governmental organisations to mitigate and build resilience to climate change with a unique agroforestry project.
The Ya’axché Conservation Trust helps farmers to establish traditional tree crops, like the cacao, that would provide them with long-term income opportunities through restoring the forest, protecting the natural environment, while building their livelihoods and opportunities. Experts say the farmers are building resilience to climate change in the eight rural communities they represent.
The agroforestry concession is situated in the Maya Mountain Reserve and is one of two agroforestry projects undertaken by the 5Cs, the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC), in its efforts to implement adaptation and mitigation strategies in communities across the Caribbean.
Tropic Air flight aborts takeoff, 1/2min. A Tropic Air Cessna Caravan aircraft ran off the runway in San Pedro Town this morning Saturday, September 8th, after the pilot elected to abort the flight.
According to an official statement issued from Tropic Air, the incident officiated at 10AM during a flight operating from San Pedro to the Belize International Airport when the pilot elected to abort the takeoff. This led to the plane exiting onto the shoulder of the runway. None of the passengers were injured and the plane was not damaged. It was later towed to their hangar and passengers were accommodated onto another flight.
Tropic Air added that they are gathering additional information and will provide an update on the unexpected incident.
RAF Harrier GR.3 deployed in Belize (July 1977), 1min. After their airlift into the British colony, British troops consolidate their position in Belize to meet the Guatemalan threat.
Belize Carnival 2018 #1, 8min.
Belize Carnival 2018 #2, 11min.
Monkey on board in Belize, 1min. Monkey jumps on to the boat.
Carnival in Belize, 13min.
Bull Shark Belize, 1/2min.
Belize with Palapa Tours, 5min. One of our excursions in Belize. Palapa Tours. The best in Belize. Half day with these guys was amazing.
spearfishing cleaning fishing belize and ambergris caye, m4in.
Belize 4 - 0 Bahamas Highlights, 1min.
Events leading up to the decisive battle on 10th September, 1798, 3min.