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The San Pedro Sun

Wolfe’s Woofer: Inventor
"8-Ball in the corner pocket,” Vernon said. He took a nice, easy shot and won another five dollars from me. “I’m here on time for a change,” Linsford said, when he walked in. “Where’s Mario and Juan?” Juan finally showed up and Mario came in soon after, which meant that all of the members of the Nosénada Club were ready for our Wednesday Night 8-Ball tournament. The club is made up of Mario, me, Juan, Vernon and Linsford, when his wife lets him out of the house.

Belize Represented at MOU Signing between FOPREL and SICA
The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Laura Tucker Longsworth, was in El Salvador for the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Forum of Presiding Officers of Parliaments of Central America and the Caribbean Basin (FOPREL) and the Central American Integration System (SICA). The objective of the MOU is for the two regional institutions to join efforts in advancing institutional frameworks in the areas of social/economic integration and climate change among other issues.

Doctor Love: A Miserable Relationship
Dear Doctor Love, I met a girl while on vacation in Belize, and we fell completely in love. We stayed in constant communication when we got back to the States, and after a few months we went back to Belize and realized that we were meant to be together for life. We got married as soon as we got home. That was eighteen months ago. She moved to my place in Texas and she at first loved it. She found a job and seemed to be happy. That only lasted a few short months. Now it seems like nothing pleases her and we argue constantly.

Misc Belizean Sources

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Congratulations to the individuals that received their Tour Guide certification and Fly Fishing Certification
Thank you to the San Pedro Town Council, the Belize Tourism Board, Hon. Manuel Heredia Jr., Mr. Phillip Leslie, Mr. Miguel Alamilla, Mr. Omar Arceo, the San Pedro Tour Guide Association and the Hol Chan Marine Reserve for creating this special course to train over 20 individuals that are now more than prepared to welcome and serve both our tourists and locals alike.

National Championship Battle Regatta
Thanks to everyone who contributed in anyway to the successful National Championship Battle Regatta weekend. We owe a debt of gratitude for our Belize Sailing Association(BzSA) to the last great John Oliver, the spark that started BzSA. His remains was spread at sea this evening in an official ceremony conducted by the Royal British Legion. May he rest in peace. Below you can see some of the wonderful people who made this happen, the Sailors who participated, the CCCSC 45,49,42,47. Cody, Coach, Mark and Janellie, missing is Glen Barrera (45), and John Oliver's (missing man) ceremony.

Tolacca Smoke House Three-peat
Congratulations, Tolacca Smoke House! They've won the Grill Master Challenge 3 years in a row. Impressive presentation. They are located in Santa Elena on the Cristo Rey road, and they are famous - 3 times! - for their steaks and grilling expertise.

FBB Community Grant Call
Full Basket Belize is accepting grant applications for community based projects. They have supported scores of projects around Cayo and Belize over the years, as well as providing many high school scholarships. Now's the time to send them grant requests. The deadline is October 5th. Head to their website for more information.

The Reporter

POLICE MAKE ARREST IN GANG-LAND SLAYING
Nearly six months after the sensational execution of Ghost Town boss Kendis Flowers 26, Belize City police have announced the arrest of a man who they believed is responsible for the crime. On September 9th, 2018 police formally arrested Kevin Bodden 25, for Flowers’ murder and additionally charged him with attempted murder, use of deadly means of harm and wounding all in relation to the shooting which took place on March 17th, 2018. Back in March Flowers’ execution had caused major uproar between some Ghost Town residents and Police who claimed that autorities had a hand in the execution.

McDonald MURDERED
The first murder of the weekend occurred on Saturday night. Anthony McDonald, 24, was killed by a gunman who fired multiple shots at him. Police sources say that McDonald a resident of Guererro St. was shot around 8:50 p.m. last night while walking on Baldwin Drive near the intersection of Neals Penn Road. Information disclosed is that the victim was approached by a lone gunman who fired multiple shots at him which caught him to his head, left arm and abdomen.

Breaking Belize NewsPJ

Police suspect inside job in theft of over US $400,000 in Western Free Zone
Police are investigating a burglary that occurred in the Benque Viejo Free zone. Sometime between the hours of 1:50 and 2:50 am today, Kortobacco Ltd. in the Benque Viejo Free Zone was burglarized. Police investigation revealed that the burglars gained access to the compound from an opening on the western side of the building. […]

Official results for Carnival Road March 2018
According to the Belize Carnival Association, in the junior category, Soca Massive was crowned third place while Black Pearl was crowned second place and Collet Royal, first. In the senior category, Mother Nature ranked third, while Soca Moca ranked second and Titans ranked first. […]

Thieves get almost a million dollars from Western Freezone
Police in western Belize are investigating the theft of almost a million dollars. Information to BBN is that sometime before 4 a.m. today thieves entered the Kortabaco building at the Western Freezone. Once inside, the men made off with a whopping US $400,000. […]

2 men from Benque Viejo Town charged for money laundering
Two men from Benque Viejo del Carmen have been charged for 2 counts of money laundering and 1 count of concealment. Jonathan Hercules and David Cruz were busted on Friday morning in Sandhill Village with US$65,000 hidden in different compartments of a car that Hercules was driving. […]

Thatched shed destroyed by fire in Toledo
Police are investigating a report of arson in Crique Sarco Village, Toledo. About 3:30 pm yesterday, police went to the village and saw a thatched structure completely destroyed by fire. The structure belonged to Senaida Canelo. […]

14-year-old student missing in San Ignacio Town
The family of fourteen-year-old Saint Ignatius student, Eliel Landero is concerned since they haven’t heard from him since Friday, September 7, 2018. Landero’s mom reported to police that he left around 8 on Friday night to attend an event at Sacred Heart College in San Ignacio Town and never returned back home on that night. […]

Man, 24, shot to death in Belize City
Police are investigating the murder of a young man that occurred last night in Belize City. Around 9 last night, police went to Baldwin Drive where they saw the body of Anthony McDonald, 24, of Crooked Tree Village. McDonald had multiple gunshot wounds to the body. […]

US recalls diplomats from 3 Central American countries over concerns about China’s influence
The United States (US) has recalled top diplomats from three Central American countries, namely the Dominican Republic, El Salvador and Panama, after each of those nations recently severed diplomatic ties with Taiwan in favor of China. […]

American charged for multi-million dollar property scheme laundered money through Belize accounts
According to a report from the San Francisco Business Times, American real estate agent, Robert Jacobsen from California was sentenced on Tuesday September 4, 2018. Jacobsen was sentenced to just over 6 years in prison for money laundering and wire fraud. […]

1 Hurricane and 2 storms being monitored in the Atlantic
The National Hurricane Center and meteorologists are monitoring three weather systems in the Atlantic Ocean. Hurricane Florence is centered over the Atlantic Ocean about 750 miles (1210 km) southeast of Bermuda. Hurricane Florence is expected to intensify into a major hurricane by tomorrow. […]

Blogs

Hip Hip Hooray! It Was the 10th Day of September…
Our first official holiday of September – Belize’s month celebrating Independence – is tomorrow, September 10th, to celebrate the Battle of St George’s Caye. In San Pedro, the town is decked out with red, white and blue. (I’m headed down to decorate the cart in a few minutes – September also comes with HOT WEATHER and MOSQUITOS! No month is perfect) And tomorrow is the crowning of Miss San Pedro and, at 10am, the Uniform Parade. You can see this year’s Independence Slogan. Belize Da Fi Wi, Now and Forever – 8867 I dig it. All 8867 square miles are for us. With the huge issue of Guatemala claiming sovereignty over a huge chunk of Belize, it’s so fitting.

International Sourcesizz

Aquatica Announces Historic Expedition to the Bottom of the Belize Blue Hole
Aquatica Submarines has announced a historic expedition to the bottom of the Belize Blue Hole. The mission is a partnership with the Roatan Institute of Deep Sea Exploration (RIDE) and will involve conservationist and documentary film maker Fabien Cousteau and entrepreneur Richard Branson. Multiple submersibles will descend to the bottom of the Blue Hole to collect scientific data, focusing on a complete sonar scan of the interior. Aquatica has enlisted a team of scientists, explorers and filmmakers to share the mysteries that await at the bottom of Belize’s Blue Hole.

I’ll never forget about Belize
Traveling, living and working with 11 other athletes from Loyola in the beautiful country of Belize was truly one of the best experiences of my life. The living conditions, summer camp and sightseeing are memories that I will never forget. For three weeks, we ran a summer camp in Dangriga, Belize. All 12 of us had our own classroom. I taught the youngest group of kids who were between four and five years old. In the mornings, we taught the kids English, math and arts and crafts. In the afternoons, we taught them sports like soccer, volleyball and basketball. With the younger ones, we played jump rope, Duck, Duck, Goose and they always wanted to race me. Teaching the younger children was a challenge, but an enjoyable one. My favorite activity in the classroom was reading a book to them. With the little ones, I was told it’s very important to be extra enthusiastic and overly exaggerated while reading. The most memorable time was when I read “The Rainbow Fish”.

Lesser Antilles bracing for Hurricane Isaac's impacts late this week
Hurricane Isaac will churn westward and bring strong winds and heavy rain to the Lesser Antilles during the second half of the week. Isaac, the fifth hurricane of the 2018 Atlantic season, is located roughly 1,300 miles east of the Lesser Antilles as of early Monday morning. Isaac will continue on a westward path toward the islands into midweek. The hurricane is rather compact in size and this may make it susceptible to fluctuations in strength in the coming days. AccuWeather meteorologists cannot rule out the possibility that it could reach Category 2 strength early this week. However, the storm is expected to encounter increased wind shear later this week.

Where are Helene and Isaac headed in the Atlantic?
Two new tropical storms have emerged in the eastern Atlantic Ocean and one could threaten some of the Caribbean Islands this week. Hurricane Isaac and Hurricane Helene have joined Florence in the Atlantic Basin. Helene, which is located off the west coast of Africa, brought tropical-storm-force conditions to the Cabo Verde Islands over the weekend. Farther west, Isaac will track toward the Lesser Antilles this week. Environmental conditions across the Atlantic will be favorable for Isaac to maintain its hurricane status as it tracks westward. Regardless of strength, seas will become rough and dangerous for bathers and boaters along the east-facing portions of the islands as early as Wednesday. Rain and wind would also increase during the second half of the week on the projected path of Isaac.

AMERICAN AIRLINES ADDS SNEAKY NEW $75 DIRECT FLIGHT CHANGE FEE OPTION
You rock up to the check in counter, ready take your first connecting flight, but after a few taps, there’s good news from the agent. The airline has instead offered you a free change to a direct flight, because the connecting flight you’re scheduled on is full, and they need to open up seats. It’s a win, win. After all, if you say no, they’ll likely need to bump someone and compensate them, so it only seems fair. American Airlines has figured out a devilish new way to tempt people into easier flight schedules, when it suits the airline, but rather than being free – it will cost $75.

Videos

  • Queen of the Bay Belize City, 3hr.

  • September Celebration Recap Continues..., 77min.

  • Consulate Of Belize In California CELEBRATES Belize's 37th Anniversary of Independence & 220th Anniversary of Battle of St. George's Caye, 2hr. "Honoring Belizean American in United States Uniforms"

  • Caye Caulker: Bahia is under nasty, dirty, stinking, muddy water, 4min. This is what d residents and the school children have to ride and walk thru on a daily basis to get to work and school. Just imagine the amount of sickness and disease that will be going around. Ugh

  • My Heart is in Belize, 2.5min. Belize will always have a special place in my heart.

  • 2017 BELIZE - Howler Monkey Growl, Xunantunich, 1/2min.

  • Celebrating Belize - 2018, 3.5min. Happy 10th of September!! This is a video submission to the Chevening SMA Application Challenge, and I tried to capture the feeling of September in Belize by showcasing our carnival and looking at how the city prepares for the celebration season.

  • Belize fire engine parade 2018, 4.5min. Belize has a tradition of having fire engines and police cars in a parade every night before the 10th of September , we do this because back in the old times we did not had much to offer when it comes to parades ,but now we do . Its still good to celebrate the old traditions .

  • Belize Trip Part One, 14min.

  • Eagle Ray albino Belize, 1.5min.

  • Shark Ray Alley - Belize September 9th 2018, 1.5min.

  • Belize 2018 Spearfishing, 2min.

  • Belize Chart Review - Cruising Guide, 6min. Bareboat charter sailing Southern Belize from Placencia with the Moorings.