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The San Pedro Sun

Presentation of Credentials to the Governor General of Belize
Three ambassadors presented their Letters of Credence on September 18th, to the Governor General of Belize, H.E. Sir Colville Young, at the Belize House in Belmopan. In their address to the Governor General, H.E. Mr. Eric Mayoraz, Ambassador of Switzerland; H.E. Mr. José Renato Sepúlveda Nebel, Ambassador of Chile; and H.E. Mrs. Ana Elena Moser Cazar, Ambassador of Ecuador, conveyed greetings from their respective countries and their pleasure in being in Belize to celebrate the nation’s independence.

First UDP Leader, Dean Lindo passes at 86
Former politician and first leader of the ruling United Democratic Party (UDP) Attorney Dean Russel Lindo passed away on Monday, September 17th at his residence in Belize City. Lindo rose to political significance when the UDP was founded in 1973. As its first leader, the party rose rapidly to become a prepared Opposition against the People’s United Party. According to the Hol Chan Marine Reserve, Lindo was also known for his conservation initiatives, which led to the establishment of the Hol Chan Marine Reserve in the country in 1987, when he headed the Ministry of Natural Resources and Agriculture.

Private businesses to soon pay fees for beach use, says SPTC
The San Pedro Town Council (SPTC) plans to implement a new norm that will see beach restaurants and bars paying a fee for accessing the beach. This implementation will apply to those private businesses that keep tables and chairs on the beach for the comfort of their customers. Such practice, according to the SPTC, has been encouraged to service the demands of the tourism industry. However, as the industry continues to grow, the plan is to eventually charge a fee for the usage of the beach, which according to the laws of Belize, is ‘Queen’s Land’ or public property. The Ministry of Natural Resources in Belize have, on different occasions, explained that all land up to 66 feet from the high water level is considered National Land or Queen’s Land. According to them, these areas are to be kept accessible to the public. Mayor Daniel Guerrero says that he understands it is a public area, but at the moment the practice is allowed because the industry calls for it.

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Independence Day Address by the Hon. Patrick Faber, Acting Prime Minister, September 21, 2018, Belmopan
Before I get into this address, kindly allow me to say what a privilege it is for me to be standing at this podium to be offering such a notable speech that lands me in the company of only a few others, probably not more than five in number who have had such a distinguished honor to address the nation in such a capacity on the anniversary of our nation’s Independence. Allow me as well to encourage all Belizeans to continue to pray for the full recovery of our prime minister, the Rt. Hon. Dean Barrow and to thank the many who have extended, by way of the government, their best wishes for his recovery. I’d also wish to ask you to remember in your prayers, the family of another great Belizean leader and patriot, the Hon Dean Russel Lindo who passed on and will be buried by an official funeral on Monday afternoon at St John’s Anglican Cathedral.

Eternal Sun Rave
Ready for the next dance party? Chai Garden Ashram will be the location, and Night Quest will be mixing. Under the Moon will also be performing, as will many others. "Conscious Dance Culture, alcohol free event features local and international DJ's, yoga, vegan food, unlimited fruit, techno, kombucha bar and brewery, electro-acoustic kirtan, chanting and meditation in the jungle of Belize. Natural spring fed waterfall and swimming! All this AND free camping with admission! An uplifting intimate gathering, this microfestival has limited tickets available."

September 21st in Orange Walk
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Voting in the USA
Many states allow registered voters to submit Federal Post Card App via fax or email.

TSOTOB
Today Tsotob is being made in the village of San Pablo/San Jose in Orange Walk . Tsotob is one of the traditonal Yucatec Maya food known also as "Tamalitos de Maiz" . Many Northern Maya still plant milpa from where they get the corn to create the nice tsotob . Corn continues to be very important for the Maya today . Not in vain the Popol Vuh says we are made of Corn .

The Reporter

APRIL 10th. 2019: BE NOT AFRAID
In its drive for the YES vote in the upcoming ICJ referendum,the Barrow administration has relied on two main weapons: fearand half truths. Belize went to independence on September 21, 1981 under a state of emergency and without a defence guarantee from the British. There were a great many people, including the then opposition (United Democratic Party) who were terrified that Guatemala would have invadedus as soon as we became independent. Thus September 21, 1981 was a frightening time for many in the Jewel. Belizeans have had a tangible fear of Guatemala for decades because we, who are not a warlike people, had good reason to fear Guatemala’s belligerence.

BODY OF MISSING FISHERMAN FOUND
The Reporter has confirmed that the body of missing San Pedro fisherman Miguel Arroyo, 23, has been found. Arroyo left home on September 10th at 2:00pm to go to the store and never returned. The Reporter is investigating and will provide more details shortly.

Breaking Belize NewsPJ

Man missing for 12 days found dead
San Pedro fisherman, Miguel Arroyo, 23, has been found dead. Further details are sketchy at this time but we remind readers that Arroyo left his home on Pelican Street in San Pedro Town on September 10th at 2:00 pm to go to a store. […]

Belize Network of NGOs launches ICJ Survey
In the next seven months, Belizeans will go to the polls to determine if they want have Guatemala’s unfounded territorial claim adjudicated in the Internal Court of Justice (ICJ). Several Belizeans have taken to social media to express their views in an open way. However, the Belize Network of NGOs (BNN) has launched a survey to collect that data. […]

Deputy Prime Minister delivers Independence Day speech
Deputy Prime Minister Patrick Faber, in the absence of Prime Minister Dean Barrow who is still recovering from back surgery, delivered the Independence Day address to the nation on the 37th anniversary of Belize’s Independence. Faber credited the government and Barrow’s Cabinet for ensuring that democracy and the rule of law always prevail despite many challenges facing the country. […]

Man shot on Independence Day in Belize City
Leroy Waller, 37, remains hospitalized in a stable condition after he was shot last night. According to police reports, Waller was at a residence on Neal’s Pen Road when someone opened fire. He was shot in the neck and transported to the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital. […]

Son of UB President arrested in Florida after trying to steal plane
Nishal Sankat, 22, the son of University of Belize President, Clement Sankat, was arrested on Thursday in the Orlando Melbourne International Airport after he had reportedly hopped a fence and boarded a plane, which was being worked on by a maintenance crew. […]

International Sourcesizz

The tropics are heating up again: Tropical Storm Kirk forms in eastern Atlantic
Following a brief lull in tropical weather across the Atlantic Basin, several areas of interest have developed this weekend, including the season's newest named storm. Tropical Storm Kirk developed on Saturday morning. It formed at 8.3 degrees north latitude, making it the lowest latitude at which an Atlantic named storm has formed since 1902. "Kirk is moving through an environment of warm water and within an area of relatively low shear," AccuWeather Expert Senior Meteorologist Dan Kottlowski said. Elsewhere in the Atlantic, a tropical depression is slowly churning towards the Caribbean. This system is expected to dissipate as it approaches land over the next couple of days.

USA SCORE RECORD BREAKING 198 RUN WIN OVER BELIZE
Friday saw an incredible TeamUSA performance as twin centuries from Malhotra and Patel powered the hosts to 249 before they bowled Belize out for 51 to claim a record breaking 198 run win and remain unbeaten at the ICC World Twenty20 Americas Qualifier in North Carolina.

Videos

  • Nest Cam: Visitors, 1min. How many different animals can you find at a croc nest? Well, check out our Nest Cam video to find out! As an added challenge, who thinks they know the species of bird shown at then end!?

  • Orange Walk 2018 Carnival September 21 independence day Celebration, 18min.

  • PLB Opening Season: Bandits SC vs Altitude FC, 2.5hr.

  • BPP'S PATRICK ROGERS ON KPFK LOS ANGELES, THE ANGLO GUATEMALAN CLAIM & TO VOTE NO TO THE ICJ!, 60min. Patrick Rogers, the Belize Progressive Party (BPP) political leader of Belize addressed Belizeans in the diaspora on pertinent issues concerning taking the Anglo Guatemalan Claim to the International Court of Justice (ICJ), how Belizeans abroad can participate in the April 10, 2019 referendum, and the present status of the Belizean nation state in the advent of September celebrations and Belize's future to maintain its Sovereignty and territorial integrity. The BPP political leader paid a courtesy visit to the Los Angeles Belizean Community and was the guest on the popular Los Angeles based Belizean internet show, "Ah Wayk Op Lyke Dis" on Radiobelizmix with "Queen Lorna" Smith and Brother Wil Johnson.

  • Uniform parade was held in Corozal on September 21, 2018, 12min. It was the closing of the September Celebration in Coroza

  • Belize Independence Day Parade 2018, 4.5min.

  • independence day celebrations in Belize, 4min.

  • Belize City: Fun, Beaches and Rum, 16min. This is my 1st trip to Central America. I explore Belize City, the Mayan ruins, near by islands, Cave tubing ect....it's a place I will be traveling back to. Great food, great people, great weather and there's alot to do.

  • Cassidy Family Golf Cart Dash Cam in Belize, 6min.

  • Belize's 37th Independence Celebration - In Orange Walk Town, 25min. Belize's annual independence day celebration with the fireworks show at 12:00 a.m and the daytime parade at noon.

  • Nim Li Punit Toledo,Belize, 3min.

  • Local Dive 1 - Belize (Aug 31), 6.5min.

  • Spearfishing Ambergris caye Belize, 14min. when you spearfishing in belize you encounter amazing sea life on ambergris caye.