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The San Pedro Sun

The Queen Conch Season is officially open; illegal conch fishing continues to be a challenge
Monday, October 1st, marked the beginning of the 2018-2019 fishing season of the Queen Conch (Strombus Gigas). The season closed on June 30th, and after three months, fishermen across the country are now allowed to harvest one of the most significant sources of revenue in the fishing industry. Conch is a staple on Ambergris Caye, prepared in dishes like ceviche, soups, fritters and more. This seafood generates millions of dollars for Belize, and the season usually runs for approximately seven months or until conch quota set for that period has been met, which ever comes first.

Second round of PLB 2018 begins: San Pedro Pirates lose 1-0 against Police United F.C
For the first match of the second round of the Premiere League of Belize (PLB) 2018 Opening Season, the San Pedro Pirates F.C traveled to Belmopan City to face Police United F.C on Sunday, September 29th. It was a tight match, but Police United F.C managed to edge out the Pirates and claim a 1-0 victory. For their next match, the San Pedro Pirates will be playing at home against Freedom Fighters on Saturday, October 6th. The game is scheduled to start at 7:30PM at the Ambergris Stadium. All islanders are invited to come out and support their team. Food and drinks will be on sale during the game.

Ambergris Today

1700 Yards Of Sargassum Removed In Two Day Cleanup Campaign
As part of the ongoing short and long term plan for the island, the San Pedro Sargassum Task Force Group (SPSTFG) was formed. The San Pedro Sargassum Task Force Group will assist the San Pedro Town Council carrying out its short and long term mandate as it relates to addressing the non-stop large influx of sargassum that is beaching on the island. The group includes representatives from the San Pedro Town Council, San Pedro Tour Guide Association, San Pedro Chapter of the Belize Tourism Industry Association, representatives from the San Pedro Poly-Clinic, San Pedro NEMO Coordinator and a few volunteers.

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Secretary General of the Commonwealth Visits Belize
The Rt. Hon. Patricia Scotland, Secretary General of the Commonwealth, is in Belize on a two-day visit on the invitation of the Government of Belize. This marks Baroness Scotland’s second visit to Belize as Secretary General of the Commonwealth. The Secretary General’s visit underscores the Commonwealth’s unequivocal support for Belize’s sovereignty and territorial integrity, which was recently reaffirmed by Commonwealth Heads of Government at their meeting in April 2018 in London. The Commonwealth has been a longstanding supporter of Belize’s sovereignty and territorial integrity from before Belize’s independence.

Bee keeping program in the Vaca Forest Reserve
With GEF SGP support, four farmers in the Vaca Forest Reserve have started a bee keeping program aimed as an alternative, sustainable means in the use of the forest.

Mosquito Awareness Week by Belize Red Cross
Write a Mosquito Song (Jingle) and win $500

Study in South Korea!
The Organization of American States (OAS), through the OAS Partnerships Program for Education and Training of the Department o f Human Development, Education and Employment (DHDEE) and KDI School of Public Policy and Management, are offering scholarships to qualified candidates of the Americas to participate in Graduate Programs at KDI in the Republic of South Korea. **Application deadline is October 15, 2018.**

Promote healthy lifestyles in San Pedro
In agreement with the Ministry of Health, Deputy Mayor Mr. Ruben Gonzalez from the San Pedro Town Council signed a memorandum to help promote healthy lifestyles, wellness spaces and physical activity in the community!

RESIDENTS TEAM UP FOR SARGASSUM CLEAN-UP ON AMBERGRIS CAYE
As part of the ongoing short and long term plan for the island, the San Pedro Sargassum Task Force Group (SPSTFG) was formed. The San Pedro Sargassum Task Force Group will assist the San Pedro Town Council carrying out its short and long term mandate as it relates to addressing the non-stop large influx of sargassum that is beaching on the island. The group includes representatives from the San Pedro Town Council, San Pedro Tour Guide Association, San Pedro Chapter of the Belize Tourism Industry Association, representatives from the San Pedro Poly-Clinic, San Pedro NEMO Coordinator and a few volunteers.

Stop order issued on Caye Caulker
In light of an incident that occured yesterday, October 2nd, 2018 where Ms. Badillo was issued a stop order the Caye Caulker Village Council would like to clarify the following points: The reason the project was stopped was due to the very close proximity of high tension wires to the building which possesses serious fire hazard, and if any individual is to come into contact it can lead to electrocution. The CCVC have not seen any plans for the said location.

Rotaract Haunted House 2018
The Rotaract Club of San Ignacio is having their annual Haunted House and Costume Contest on Saturday, October 27th. It'll be happening at Hode's, and will televised on The National Channel. This family friendly night has become one of the biggest Halloween events in Belize. "Join us at Hode's Place on October 27th for our Annual Costume Competition! There will be lots of prizes and giveaways throughout the night! Registration starts at 6pm SHARP! See you there!"

Promotion of Wellness Spaces and Healthy Lifestyles
This morning, Mayors from all nine municipalities across the country convened in Belmopan to sign unto a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the Ministry of Health for the promotion of Wellness Spaces and Healthy Lifestyles. In August, the Ministry presented the idea to the Mayors Association and received overwhelming support for the partnership. The MOA was drafted to primarily create a partnership between the various municipalities and the Ministry of Health to promote healthy lifestyles, wellness spaces and promote physical activity within their communities.

Government of Belize to Expand Hemodialysis Program
The Prime Minister Rt. Hon. Dean Barrow, with the approval and support of Cabinet, has agreed to expand the Hemodialysis program to cover more than twice the number of patients with end-stage Renal failure. The implementation of the expanded program is as follows: 1. Ministry of Health will contract with the following providers: KHMHA, Loma Luz Hospital, Miguel Rosado Dialysis Center, and Dialysis del Caribe. The Ministry has evaluated and certified that these establishments have met acceptable standards for quality care. 2. The Ministry will pay the contracted provider for 2 dialysis sessions per week per patient. The patient will be required to pay the third session directly to the provider.

Caye Caulker Public Meeting Today
Join us on Thursday, October 4th @ 6:30pm at the Caye Caulker Community Center with Mr. Andre Perez. Come and express your concerns we will be there to listen and discuss. Join us, and together, we can make the difference.

COROZAL COMMERCIAL FREE ZONE is on LIFE SUPPORT
Corozal Commercial FREE ZONE.... For the past 6 to 8 of years ,Corozal Free Zone has being declining in its gross income and importation of goods, almost 73% of Businesses have shut down, employment rates drastically going down, people being let go every day.... Corozal Free Zone has being estimated to CLOSED DOWN by the end of next year or early 2020,No Economic Activity, No Business, No Diversity....,the Casinos are scheduled to be close by the end of 2019, No Business no deh...!!!! Corozal FREE ZONE only serves as a Drinking and Alcohol hub, Corruption for our young people, hardly a young employed person in the FREE ZONE win $125 to 150 per week,.Corozal Free Zone also serves for money laundering and other illegal activities such as CONTRABANDING of FUEL, ALCOHOL and CIGARETTES apart from Corruption and Mismanagement of funds and finances by the Political Directorate ...

International Archaeology Day
In celebration of International Archaeology Day we are delighted to have the Institute of Archaeology with us to present the Mayan Tools & Utensils Exhibition. You are kindly invited to visit the House of Culture on Friday October 19th to view this extraordinary exhibit!

300 mahogany and breadnut trees planted
300 mahogany and breadnut trees were planted in Las Flores de Chiquibul, Guatemala by students, villagers and soldiers. This initiative was led by Todos para un Mundo Verde youth group, which is a counterpart to the FCD Youth Environmental Group. This initiative is financed by the Canada Fund.

BTB at the Canada Roadshow 2018
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Ya'axché Nursery Seedling Sale
Get your plants for as low as BZ $2.75 per seedling at Ya'axché’s Nursery! Available in stock are Balam, Bay Leaf, Bilimbi, Bread nut, Cacao Regular, Cashew, Cedar, Coffee, Custard Apple, Kinep, Mahogany, Molley Apple, Monkey Cap, Tambran, Vanilla and Yellow Ginger Call 722-0108 or email marcelia.assi(at)yaaxche.org to order. Our nursery is located at the Mile 68 Southern Highway, Golden Stream Corridor Preserve.

Channel 7

State of Emergency Prisoner Released
The state of public emergency in two areas of the southside was declared 30 days ago on the 4th of September. The proclamation specified that it was for a period of only 30 days - and that comes to an end at midnight. So, everyone is asking, will the more than 60 men now be set free? Well, there is late word to 7News that this could be underway at the prison at this very minute - and we are monitoring it closely. We know that no extension has been given, and even the Attorney General - who is never shy - told us today - he is waiting on word from the Minister of National Security:...

Labour Minister Tries to Solve Dispute At Port
The clock is ticking at the Port of Belize where the stevedores gave notice of industrial action 5 days ago. Today, after the Senate meeting, the Minister of State in the Ministry of Labour, Dr. Carla Barnett said she would be meeting with both sides and not making any pre-judgements:.. Hon. Carla Barnett, Minister of State - Labour: "I am preparing to meet with both sides. We will try to meet with them urgently. The 21 days has been invoked. So there are certain processes that you go through under the law under which they invoke that 21 days. So we are trying to keep the peace. We are trying to get them to talk. That's what we would want to do and if there isn't the possibility of talking then we have to move beyond that, because the port is an essential service. We have to keep it open. We have to keep the flow of good into and out of country. So we are prepared to work with both sides."

Deliverance For Dialysis Patients
Tonight, 100 or so persons with kidney failure all across the country are breathing a sigh of relief, as government announced the details of a long-promised dialysis support program. According to a release, Government has agreed to expand the current program to cover more than twice the number of patients with end-stage Renal failure. Minister of Health Pablo Marin gave us the broad outlines of the program this morning in Belmopan:.. Hon. Pablo Marin, Minister of Health "For the people that have the renal failure, my objective is if I can help one person, I don't think that is right. We were given 3 dialysis sessions to a group of patients which were about 60 of them and then I saw another 40 of them that are struggling to pay one. I didn't see it right. So I started to look at all the different aspects of it and how I can change it..."

Graham Creek Just Qualified For Hardship
Last night you saw the torturous hike we had to take to get the Graham Creek Government School in extreme southwestern Toledo. It was more arduous than the far reaches of Chiquibul or anything our seasoned news team had ever encountered in Belize. But, what we didn't know is that - according to the Ministry of Education - Graham Creek - incredibly - was not included in the list of schools that qualified for hardship. The last hardship list, compiled in the year 2000 does not include that school - but the revision this year - does include it. The Deputy Chief Education Officer explained today in Belmopan:...

BTL’s Profits Went Up
BTL held it's annual general meeting last week Thursday - and though we weren't invited for the first time in, literally, decades - the company made up last night by having a press conference at its flagship store on Regent Street. We found them in deep self congratulation and taking victory laps in a year that saw profits increase:... Jules Vasquez reporting: Like the breathless promotion video they put on display for us- to hear these senior managers tell it - BTL is on a roll like never before: Rocus Schriber, CEO - BTL: "This fiscal year was very successful for us. We completed the destination greatness strategy execution. Under the destination greatness, we built a submarine network that connected San Pedro to the mainland. We significantly expanded our mobile network and we started to roll out our fiber to the home, which is unique because this is the only country in Central America that is building fiber to the home network across the entire country of Belize..."

Another Attempted Abduction of A Minor
There is another daring attempted child kidnapping to report, this one happened in Trial Farm, Orange Walk yesterday. And there was no white van, it was a man on a bicycle. A 15 year old girl went to pick up her cousin from his school and when they were on their way back home, the report is that a man on a bicycle was following them and another was up ahead waiting for them. The kids got scared and ran off screaming. Our colleges from CTV-3 spoke to a little girl who saw what happened. She described the men she saw. Voice of: Witness: "I went to buy because I was already at home and then when I came back I heard them scream. So, I saw a man going to the river with an orange shirt and a green hat and a lot of tattoos. So, afterwards I came here and I saw the police and that is the only thing I saw."

Deputy Compol Explains B-Sag Situation
Deputy Commissioner of Police Chester Williams was up north today - where he appeared on the Despierta Belice morning show on Orange Walk's CTV-3. He discussed the hot-button issue in the north - which is the murder and attempted murder charges - which he pressed - against 8 lawmen. They were set free by the Magistrate last week ago when police did not have the case file ready. Williams said he feels the decision was premature, and explained the delay in re-arresting:.. DCP Chester Williams "What happened with that matter is that the case file was sent into the office of the Director of Public Prosecution, as is normally the case in any indictable matter, for their advice..."

DPP’s Office Rages Against Compol
And while Williams says he felt the judge acted prematurely, the DPP's office is apparently very sensitive about the case. Crown Counsel Javier Chan fired off an angry latter to the Commissioner of Police today saying THE DPP's office is, quote, "utterly displeased with the police handling of the case…we are aggrieved in particular by the misleading information that was provided to the court and the media…" end quote. That, we take it is the suggestion that the DPP's office was somehow to blame for the case going off the tracks.

NEWCO 6 M USD Settlement Debated In Senate
On Friday the matter of the NEWCO 6 million US dollar settlement went to the house of representatives Today it went to the Senate where the debate was lively, if not energetic:.. Hon. Anthony Mahler- PUP Senator: "Anytime the Belizean people have to pay more than we should pay, I have a problem with that. Like the BTL issue, like the UHS issue, this issue has been litigated all over the place and the only thing that has happened is that the Belizean people end up paying more than we should be paying. I have a serious problem with that Mr. President."

PM Back At Work
The Rt. Hon. Secretary General of the Commonwealth, Patricia Scotland left Belize today. It was a short two day visit. In a release sent out it states "The Secretary General's visit underscores the Commonwealth's unequivocal support for Belize's sovereignty and territorial integrity….the visit is also aimed at promoting the Commonwealth and its work". Scotland met with the Governor General, the Leader of the Opposition John Briceno, Foreign Affairs Minister Wilfred Elrington, members of the Referendum Commission and Prime Minister Dean Barrow. In fact, meeting with Scotland, was Prime Minister Barrow's first order of business as he returned to his office yesterday after his surgery in Cuba. This is Scotland's second visit to Belize.

Municipalities and Wellness
Dieting and exercising is tough to stick to especially if you have spent most of your life avoiding it. Well, the Ministry of Health along with the Mayor's from all municipalities countrywide have committed to help you, the citizens, live a longer and healthier life. The partners signed a Memorandum of Understanding in Belmopan today to promote wellness spaces and healthy lifestyles. Here is more from the signing. Robyn Daly, Nutritionist: "The purpose for this whole campaign and this signing is to create and secure partnerships with the Ministry of Health as well as with the various municipalities and the Mayor's."

Regional Strategy For Climate Change
Today the Belize Climate Change office hosted a regional meeting at the Biltmore. Representatives from several Central American countries attended. The main focus was to assess the regional strategy and discuss ways to improve it. The Chief Climate Change office Lennox Gladden told us more. Lennox Gladden, Head, National Climate Change Office: "As you know Belize holds the presidency for SICA currently, today's event focuses mainly on climate change, whereby we have the regional climate change focal points from Nicaragua, from Panama, they all came today to discuss just that and to review the regional climate change strategy."

Police Go To Pick Up Prisoners
We now have an update on the 64 men detained under the state of emergency. At this hour, specialized police units have pulled up at the Belize Central prison to transfer the men back to Belize City. It appears they will be set free before midnight tonight. Government did not extend the 30 day state of emergency - but this morning in Orange Walk Deputy Compol Williams did explain that it could have been extended to a year:.. Chester Williams- Deputy Commissioner of Police: "The public reaction to what was done has been excellent. As a matter of fact, people are clamoring for us to make recommendations to Cabinet so that the Cabinet can make resolutions to the house to pass a resolution to extend the state of emergency to another area..."

Concerns For Missing Teen
Another concerned parent is asking for help in locating her 15 year old son - Carlos Canchan. He left his parents Bullet Tree home on Saturday evening with a bag of clothes and didn't say where he was going. He hasn't come home since. His mom says he has left home before but he came back the same day. This is the longest he has ever taken to come back home. His parents have made a police report. If you see this boy please call police or his mom at 664 - 0854 or their family friend at 634-1161.

Muslim Hoops In Miami
Belize's Ahmadiyya Muslim basketball team nabbed second place in its first US tournament. It is called the Masroor International Sports tournament or MIST. It was held in Miami this weekend. We spoke to the Ahmadiyya Muslim President as well as the team's point guard about this rewarding experience.

Sentences Coming Down For Killers
Last night we told you about 60 year-old Nicolas Guevara, a convicted killer ordered to be released from prison after serving 26 years. The Caribbean Court of Justice has set aside mandatory life sentences for murder, so the Supreme Court is now imposing fixed term sentences. It's a progressive step - one that has seen hanging commuted to life in prison, and now life reduced to 25 years. We asked the Attorney General about how this squares with the public's desire for justice of the Old Testament variety:...

Will The People of Port Choose Peyre?
We asked Peyreffite his reaction to the public perceptions - since he is trying to go from the senate to the House, as a popular politician. The convention for Port Loyola will be held in a less than a month - and we asked Peyreffite where he stands in relation to his three opponents:... Reporter: "Explain to me what are your hopes and projections going into that convention?" Mike Peyrefitte, Attorney General: "I hope to win the convention and I will project to you what will happen on November 5th. I don't know what will happen. The people on that day go out and they will vote which of the 4 of us they prefer and whatever the result is, I will accept that result."

Mike P, Senator “Fluffy”?
And, as you saw, Peyreffite isn't afraid to poke fun at himself, either. He spoke today about legislation to regularize many loose ends between the judiciary and the civil registry. And said he's got the energy even as a quote, "fat boy":

Media Does It Uo Out West
And while that drew some chuckles on the house floor, there was a whole lot more than chuckling this weekend when the media did it up out west as part of a BTB familiarization trip. Here now is part two of our story on all the stuff the media did on a three day weekend out west:… All the places we visited have special discounted rates for Belizeans.

Balloons OF Hope For Sickle Cell
And finally tonight, Remember brave little Orlando Romero? He is the 9 year old sickle cell patient we did a feature on in April of this year. Well since that story aired, his mom Rockel Romero has been trying to start a sickle cell awareness campaign. On Sunday she organized a balloon release at the Peini sign in Punta Gorda. Her family, friends, PG residents and other kids suffering from the disease attended. Romero says September is sickle cell awareness month. You can follow or get in contact with Romero through her Sickle Cell Association facebook page.

Channel 5

State of Emergency Nigh on to Expiry; What’s the Fate of the Inmates?
As many as fifty-one inmates from the George Street and Banak Street gangs are being released from the Belize Central Prison tonight, after being held in detention for the past [...]

Senators Debate Crime Control and Criminal Justice Amendment
With the State of Emergency now being suspended, earlier today the Senate debated an amendment to the Crime Control and Criminal Justice Act. The amendment is in relation to bail [...]

What Happens Should Port of Belize Preempt Pending Strike Action?
The Port of Belize and its attendant stevedores are at an impasse over working hours that that should be covered per ship.  The management of the company which remains in [...]

Port of Belize Prepared for Eventuality of Industrial Action
According to C.E.O. ‘Tux’ Vasquez, the Port of Belize has put in place security, as well as measures in the event that stevedores proceed with industrial action following the twenty-one [...]

G.O.B. Intervenes in Stevedores/Port Impasse
The Port of Belize provides an essential service. It is a port of entry used to import and export millions of dollars worth of merchandise every single month. The standoff [...]

Senators Buck Heads over NEWCO/G.O.B. US $6 Million Settlement
The most debated motion brought to the Senate today was the conditional settlement agreement between NEWCO Limited and the Government of Belize. In 2002, the Belize Airports Authority and NEWCO [...]

First US $3 Million Payment Due End of October
Taking part in the debate were U.D.P. Senator Orson Elrington and P.U.P. Senator Eamon Courtenay. Both Senators touched on Cabinet’s decision at the time to terminate the concession agreement.   [...]

Should Convicted Killers Be Given the Death Penalty?
On Tuesday, we told you about sixty-year-old Salvadoran National Nicolas Guevara. He is the man who was convicted for the 1992 murder of thirty-six-year-old Marcus Antonio Tzul in the Orange [...]

G.O.B. Gets Loan to Improve San Pedro’s Water System
Also today, Senators debated a loan for the Water and Sewerage Expansion in South Ambergris Caye Project.  The loan is being provided by the Caribbean Development Bank and is for [...]

U.D.P.’s Mike Peyrefitte Hopes He Wins Port Loyola Convention
Attorney General and U.D.P. Senator Michael Peyrefitte has been hitting the ground in the Port Loyola Division meeting U.D.P. voters in his attempt to cement his candidacy as the U.D.P.’s [...]

G.O.B. Announces Expansion of Hemodialysis Programme
The Government of Belize announced today that it will be expanding the hemodialysis programme to cover more than twice the number of patients with end-stage renal failure. According to the [...]

The Journey to Graham Creek – the Teachers’ Story
The Belize National Teachers Union and Ministry of Education have been at odds about the re-categorization of hardship allowances and time off. The argument being put forward is that the [...]

B.T.L. Earns $159 Million in Revenue in 2017
Belize Telemedia Limited, or Digi, as it has since been re-branded, held a media mixer on Tuesday night during which executives of the company presented a report covering the fiscal [...]

From Destination Greatness to Go Beyond
Company C.E.O., Rochus Shreiber provided an overview of the past year under his leadership, particularly the rollout of Destination Greatness, as well as the vision for customers to take full [...]

A Donation to the Buttonwood Bay Nazarene Primary School Computer Lab
The Buttonwood Bay Nazarene Primary School on Coney Drive in Belize City has been transforming into a model education facility.  Aside from expansion works here and there, the institution has [...]

Transparent BPO Recruiting Employees this Weekend
Recruitment manager Audralee Enriquez also took the opportunity to invite persons, eighteen years and older, to come to a job fair hosted by Transparent BPO. The company currently has eight [...]

LOVE FM

SICA holds meeting in Belize
Representatives of the member-countries of the Central American Integration System (SICA) are meeting in Belize discussing climate change issues within the region. In this regard, the workshop is looking at formulating a strategy to tackle climate change. Love news spoke with Lennox Gladden, Chief Climate Change Officer, at the National Climate Change Office, who said …

Passing the baton
Over the years, Cynthia Ellis-Topsey, Founder and Director of Belize Rural Women’s Association, has been involved in shaping and developing women leaders in Belize. As a result, her organization has assisted in establishing several women’s organizations including the Sandy Beach Women’s Cooperative in Hopkins and the Blackman Women’s Cooperative. Today, the Women’s Department invited Ellis-Topsey …

BTL receives it’s highest revenue ever in 2017/18
The Belize Telemedia Limited is blossoming financially; that is according to the Chief Financial Officer, Ivan Tesucum. The company held a press conference last night at their offices on Regent Street in Belize City where they boasted of the millions made this last financial year. Tesucum noted that BTL is continuing to advance its services …

CCCCC reach-out to Caribbean countries devastated by hurricanes
Hurricanes Irma and Maria tore through countries such as Antigua and Barbuda and Dominica wreaking havoc and causing many fatalities in 2017. The Caribbean Community Climate Change Center (5Cs) is focused on making these Caribbean countries more resilient to these hurricanes. Carlos Fuller, Regional Liaison Officer, says that the 5Cs is helping Antigua and Barbuda and …

Minister of State comments on Stevedores plan to Strike
The Minister of State in the Ministry of Labour Carla Barnett is attempting to diffuse a highly combustible situation between a lucrative industry and the blue-collar workers whose toil and sweat perform the manual labor that keeps the shipping industry on schedule. One hundred and fifty stevedores, members of the Christian Workers Union (CWU), had …

High School Principal on Admin Leave during Investigation
The Principal of Belmopan Comprehensive High School, Maria Hutchinson has been placed on administrative leave. Jahmor Lopez, the Principal Education Officer for the Cayo District also sits on the board of the school. He told Love News via phone that the administrative leave for Hutchinson is just part of an ongoing process. Via Phone, Jahmor …

Senator speaks about Gender Based Violence
While the Ministry of National Security and the country focus on the violence that occurs between gangs, there is another important group that is not often included in the dialogue on violence. In February Hermelinda Pinks was killed by her ex during a murder/suicide encounter; in July a man was convicted of brutally stabbing to …

Will 51 men be released from Detention?
Today is “D Day” for the gang affiliated men who were hauled in a police dragnet in Belize City. Initially over one hundred men were locked up at the police station, but that number was whittled down to fifty one; those fifty one men were shuttled to the Belize Central Prison for what officials say …

Chaos on the grounds of the youth hostel
Immediate concerns were raised yesterday as reports of chaos on the grounds of the youth hostel at mile twenty one quickly circulated via social media. A release from the Ministry of Human Development noted that at about ten o’clock yesterday morning ten of the female inmates pried through sheetrock and zinc in one of the …

Breaking Belize NewsPJ

MIRAB launches state of the art department store
The Bou-Nahra family made a bold move in launching Belize’s first high end shopping experience, located on the […]

16-year-old boy missing in Bullet Tree Village
A 16-year-old boy is missing in Bullet Tree, Cayo. According to reports, Carlos Canchan, 16, went missing […]

American man badly beaten in home invasion
Early Monday morning, Scott Fields, an American man was badly beaten and robbed at his home in Santa […]

CARICOM Offers Condolences To Indonesia Tsunami and Earthquake Victims
Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretary-General has issued a statement expressing the Community’s deepest solidarity […]

Mayors from across Belize sign agreement to promote Wellness Spaces and Healthy Lifestyles
This morning, Mayors from all nine municipalities across the country convened in Belmopan to sign unto […]

Government of Belize to Expand Hemodialysis Program
PM Dean Barrow, with the approval and support of Cabinet, has agreed to expand the Hemodialysis […]

Family of slain Belizean teen in Chicago pleads for justice
flowers Seventeen-year-old Darnell Flowers moved to Chicago from Belize when he was 10 years old. Flowers […]

Home invasion in Blackman Eddy; 3 Cayo homes burglarized this week
Burglaries in the Cayo area appear to be on the rise this week with the third […]

Another house in Cayo gets burglarized
Police in Cayo are investigating a burglary that happened on Monday between the hours of 2-3 […]

Rufino Hernandez arrested for murder of Christopher Meighan
Yesterday authorities arrested Rufino Hernandez, 39, a resident of San Mateo in San Pedro Town, Ambergris Caye for […]

Belize company implicated in money laundering scheme
A Belize-based company has been implicated in a money laundering scheme at Nordea bank. According to […]

Nishal Sankat to be deported for attempting to stealing plane
Nishal Sankat, the Trinidad and Tobago resident and son of University of Belize President Clement Sankat, is being […]

Secretary General of the Commonwealth Visits Belize
Patricia Scotland, the Secretary General of the Commonwealth is in Belize on a two-day visit on […]

Jungle habitat for jaguars in Belize under threat of deforestation
The Wildlife Conservation Charity World Land Trust (WLT) has launched an urgent campaign to save jungle […]

CCJ dismisses appeal from convicted murderer
Convicted murderer, Dionicio Salazar, has come to the end of the road in trying to overturn his […]

Blogs

The Mesoamerican Reef: A shared vision for prosperity and conservation
Transformative change on an ecosystem scale is extremely challenging. But in the Mesoamerican Reef (MAR)— stretching 600 miles of coral reefs, mangrove forests and seagrass beds along the coasts of Mexico, Belize, Guatemala and Honduras—sustaining a rich array of biodiversity and thousands of local people, it is happening. Leaders from all four countries recently convened on a shared vision for prosperity and empowered coastal communities—setting a new course for sustainable fishing and ecotourism in the region. The complex balance of the coral reefs, mangroves and seagrasses protect and nurture more than 500 species of fish—essential in these countries for food security, economic development, and poverty alleviation. The beauty of the reefs attract visitors and ecotourism dollars to local communities.

International Sourcesizz

Abduction trial to go ahead with co-operation of Belize officials
The legal case against a Lethbridge woman accused of parental abduction has been given the green light to proceed after Canadian authorities were able to gain the co-operation of authorities in Belize. Crown prosecutor Tony Bell informed the court Wednesday that officials in Belize, which has no formal treaty with Canada with respect to legal or police matters, have granted a mutual assistance request in the case. On Jan. 6, 2014 the accused woman’s ex-husband told police his wife had taken their son and left the country. The following month she was charged with child abduction and a warrant was issued for her arrest. Police tracked the woman and child to Mexico, Guatemala and various parts of Belize, and the mother was the subject of various international Interpol alerts.

The Queen Loves Callaloo Soup!
On Monday, October 1 HBO aired a new landmark documentary — Queen of the World. Having been given “privileged access to The Queen, her family, her staff and her residences” the documentarians (Oxford Films, which also produced Diana, Our Mother: Her Life and Legacy ) allow viewers to peer into the life of 92-year-old monarch Queen Elizabeth II. Queen of the World has however revealed something quite surprising. Queen Elizabeth II loves callaloo soup! “The callaloo soup was an absolute sensation,” said Royal Chef Mark Flanagan. “I had email after e-mail telling me that it must now feature more regularly.” Thursday Food is still hunting for the recipe but from what we gleaned, The Queen's new favourite soup comprises callaloo, thyme, allspice, garlic, coconut milk and pork.

Videos

  • Build A Tiny House In Belize, 6min.

  • Sitting of The Senate | National Assembly Building of Belize, 3hr.

  • Re-registration Exercise concluded - Elections and Boundaries representatives, 42min. The Re-registration Exercise concluded on 30th September and a total of 130,672 persons completed the process. Elections and Boundaries representatives were our guests to talk about the preliminary results. Our guests shared some noteworthy data. Stann Creek West had the largest elector turnout. More females completed the process than males. The 25-34 age group were to top group to register. Francisco Zuniga - Special Assistant, Elections and Boundaries Dept. Barrette Woodye - Asst. Chief Elections Officer, Elections and Boundaries Dept.

  • The Belize Cancer Society - 3rd Annual Cancer Challenge Ride 2018, 29min. The Belize Cancer Society is gearing up for the 3rd Annual Cancer Challenge Ride 2018. This year the focus is on raising cancer awareness among men. The theme is, "Supporting Our Men and their Families." Challenge Ride 2018 takes place on 13-14th October. Heather Reneau - Administrator, Belize Cancer Society. Karen Rosito - Nutritionist.

  • HANO Coffee, 20min. Cheng "Hano" Lin

  • Help age - International Day of Older Persons, 33min. The international community celebrates October 1st as International Day of Older Persons. This year's theme is: Celebrating Older Human Rights Champions. During the week of September 30th to October 5th, HelpAge Belize will be recognizing the contribution of older persons. Country-wide, Branches will be engaged in several educational activities and media appearances to create public awareness on: issues of ageing and the ageing process and services availability to address healthcare and social needs. Our guests shared why this day is important in sensitizing the public about the issues of the older population. Maria Elena Sylvestre - Patroness, HelpAge Belize. Ivorine Bulwer - Executive Director, HelpAge Belize. Darcy Nicholson - Vice Chairperson, HelpAge Belize City Branch.

  • JAMES BUS AD 2018, 1/2min.

  • BIG FALLS EXTREAME ADVENTURES AD 2018, 1/2min.

  • 2018 Independence Day Parade Video, 3.5min. Great video of the 2018 Independence Day Parade. Released by Adma's Photography.

  • Experience Belize, 3.5min. Belize is one of the world's most beautiful countries. We recently completed a trip there to capture Belize's culture and phenomenal scenery.

  • Belize Day Weekend in Chicago - Punta Dance Concert, 23min.

  • Placencia, a scorpion and a Monsoon, 13min. We traveled at Mach 12 to Placencia via private taxi. We stayed at an amazing place and got a tad bit wet. But, we made a new friend that I found crawling on Shawna!

  • Sports Talk Show, 2hr.