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The San Pedro Sun
SPTC hosts Breast Cancer and Diabetes Awareness Walk/Run on the island
The San Pedro Town Council (SPTC) hosted its annual Breast Cancer and Diabetes Awareness Walk/Run on Saturday, November 3rd. Dozens of runners and walkers convened by the Sir Barry Bowen Bridge at 5:30AM, supporting the initiative that helps to spread awareness about the life-threatening disease.
Each participant contributed via a registration fee, proceeds of all went to the San Pedro Cancer Society (SPCS). This non-profit organization assists residents on the island battling cancer. The fee provided the participants with a ‘Pink Package’ that included a breast cancer awareness shirt and cap. The distance ran/walked covered five and ten kilometers.
San Pedro Pirates lose 3-1 against Verdes F.C but remain in third position
With only two more games left in the 2018-2019 regular season of the Premiere League of Belize (PLB) San Pedro Pirates remain in the third position of the football tournament with a total 16 points. The island team was defeated 3-1 by Verdes F.C at the Norman Broaster Stadium in San Ignacio this past weekend on Sunday, November 4th.
The match began promptly at 4PM, with the home team determined to win the match and gain three more points in the tournament standings. At minute 11, Verdes’ Edlin Gutierrez found his way and nailed the first goal for his team. Thereafter, San Pedro Pirates defense got aggressive, not allowing any more goals to enter. The first half came to an end with Verdes leading 1-0.
Galen University students research sustainable development on Ambergris Caye
As part of their studies, a group of students from Galen University’s GUX 199- Introduction to Sustainable Development class researched sustainable development in San Pedro Town from Saturday, November 3rd to Sunday, November 4th. Galen University embodies a culture of educating on the importance of the sustainable development of Belize from a social, economic, cultural, and environmental perspective to its students as current and future decision-makers of Belize. Sustainable development is enshrined in their mission and is a required course for their students.
Throughout the two-day session, the students collected history and development trajectory of San Pedro Town so to ascertain the various dimensions of sustainable development. As part of the research, students are also expected to create recommendations to improve policy and practice towards sustainable development in San Pedro in line with Belize’s Growth and Sustainable Development Strategy.
BEL To Reduce Environmental Exposure In Caye Caulker
BEL plans to invest $15M to reduce noise and air pollution from diesel generation, eliminate the risks associated with transporting diesel to Caye Caulker and reduce generation cost by $3M to $4M annually. Since 2016, BEL has been engaging with the Department of Environment, the community, environmental and Non-Governmental Organizations to provide information on plans to connect Caye Caulker to the national grid by 2020.
Misc Belizean Sources
Banyan Bay’s Farmer's Market
Are you ready for another round of bargain market shopping? We’re hosting yet another edition of ‘The Market”, this Saturday at our conference center grounds at Banyan Bay, from 10am to 1pm. Get deals on fresh produce, food, jewelry, artisanal crafts, sauces, detergents, organic items, top of the line make-up, and much more. Support local island businesses and small enterprises. See you all there!
BTIA Caye Caulker AGM
November 13, Chan's Conference Room, 6pm.
Improving coordinated Chiquibul joint patrols
FCD is thankful to the BDF for implementation of the 2 day Patrol Seminar which was conducted with the aim of improving coordinated Chiquibul joint patrols.
Celebrating Young Entrepreneurs!
For the month of November, we are excited to feature Eider Romero as our Young Belizean Entrepreneur!
Business project, to business owner. Young Entrepreneur and U.S. Alumni
Eider Romero launched ER'S Icy Treats after a successful business project turned into family business in 2012. Eider participated in the U.S. Department of State Youth Ambassadors Program in 2014, where he learnt vital information that propelled his business even further.
His business has kept on growing keeping the 'Suga City' community happy and satisfied. He has been an actively engaged young entrepreneur participating in many community events. He has won and claimed the title of best ‘Micro Entrepreneur’ in Jamaica where he proudly represented Belize showcasing his business to the Caribbean. He similarly received the very first business award at his high school graduation presented by a prominent local entrepreneur.
UPDATE ON OUR #1 COCKBURN LANE PROJECT
Framework for ground beams and pile caps stated today.
ACC Urban Garden — at Anglican Cathedral College
Yuum Kaax is the representation of protection of our animals and forest . Yuum Kaax can be translated as "Lord of the Mountain" , "Lord of the bush,Forest or woods " . Today we the Yucatec Maya of Belize continue to give offerings to Yuum Kaax with the tradition of Wahil Kool .
Scuba Belize Oct 2018
Went diving last week with Belize Pro Dive Center. Visibility wasn't great but we saw lots of fish.
Ambergris Caye Birds
Went birding early yesterday on south end of Ambergris Caye. Very lucky to see the Osprey having fresh fish for breakfast.
Barge Berthing Facility to be developed in San Pedro
Minister of Transport and National Emergency Management (with responsibility for Ports) Honourable Edmond Castro, was on Ambergris Caye Yesterday, November 7, 2018, where he visited and inspected the location for the proposed development of a Barge Berthing Facility.
The proposed project is to be undertaken through a partnership between the Belize Port Authority and private sector entities, principally Bowen and Bowen Limited. The location has for a number of years been used by that company and others for berthing of barges to transport supplies to the island from the mainland...
Corozal Sport News
The Caledonia R.C. School Female Team and the Concepcion R.C. School Male Team are representing the Corozal District in the National Primary School Football Championship to be held this Friday, November 9th at the Marion Jones Stadium in Belize City following the official opening ceremony at 9:00 a.m. Come out and support our two Corozal Teams. Go Corozal!
Caribbean Culture and Lifestyle
You're invited to an Open House as we release the November Issue of CC+L and showcase Maya Island's new San Pedro, Ambergris Caye Terminal. Join us for a special tour of this new facility and pick up a copy of our fourth issue, which will be available for your reading pleasure. See you there!
Punta Until Yo Drop Bash
Next Friday, November 16th, the Pool House in Bullet Tree is having the Kategory 5 Band perform as an early Garifuna Settlement Day Bash.
"We are inviting all our friends of bullet tree falls and sorrouding area of santa family, cayo ,Billy white ,duckrun and all of the other village in cayo at our pool punta fiesta on lue of Garifuna day celebrating on 16 of November."
Paradise Theater playing this weekend
Crazy Rich Asians, Fallout, Christopher Robin, Kin
The Maya Hidden World's Revealed opens at the Natural History Museum of Utah featuring many artifacts from Belize
Join the Yaaxche team as Protected Areas Program Director!
We are securing the services of a Belizean Protected Areas Program Director – with a strong interest in protected areas management and conservation – to contribute to the leadership and oversight of the Protected Areas Program.
SanPedro Big Garbage Cleanup Project Nov. 9-12
Last call for help - If you are on Ambergris Caye and have 3 h to spare or more over the next 4 days (Starting Friday, Nov 9th) then, please do so and count yourself in on the event link https://www.facebook.com/events/182393445977107/
Go to Central Park any time from 8am to 2 pm. They will drive workers to the site of the day/hour and bring them back to the park when their time is done.
If you have wheels headquarters will direct you to the site. If you have extra room, they may stick a few butts in your seats :D
FAD Presentation by American 16 year old
This Friday November 9th at 3.30pm
Presentation on a fish attracting device (FAD) by a 16 year old kid from USA !! Come support and let’s use environmentally friendly materials in our waters !!! All are invited to HolChan office !!
Samuel August Will Be Charged For Son’s Murder
Samuel August will be charged for double murder. Police had said that the 35 year old backhoe operator was not mentally fit to face such a charge - but that has changed - based on advice from the DPP.
August has been released from the hospital and tomorrow he will be charged for the murder of his own son, Samir August and the child’s guardian and grandmother, 53 year old Louise Young. They were both killed on October 31st at 2:00 AM when August took the city council backhoe assigned to him and rammed into the house where they slept.
A psychiatric assessment said that he was not in his right mind at the time. Today police told us why they have decided to go ahead with the double murder charge:..
No Drug Trafficking, But Gun Charges & Fines for Guats
On Monday’s news, we told you how police had to settle for firearms charges for 5 of the 12 Guatemalans they detained in connection with a drug bust. Now, everyone expected that they would be charged for trafficking the one thousand pounds of cocaine which was found off the Coastal Road. But, the cops didn’t have direct evidence to tie them to the drugs, and so, they had to charge them for a small cache of weapons that some in the group were caught with.
It may appear that they got off easy, but that’s not exactly the case. Magistrate Emmerson Banner has slapped fines of more than a hundred thousand dollars on the 2 defendants brave enough to plea guilty to possession of that stash of illegal guns and bullets.
They are Franco Carias and Sergio Wilfredo Morales Godoy and they took the plea for a slew of firearms charges.
BNTU Says Yes To Faber
They sent a message to Belmopan yesterday with a thousand strong demonstration, and, on Monday, the Teacher’s Union will meet with the Minister of Education. That’s the gist of a release today in which the union thanks all its supports for their support.
The release adds, quote, “Minister Faber has finally conceded to meeting with us and has committed to work alongside us to address the issues we have highlited. We therefore look froward to charting the way forward and will hold him to his word to ensure that our members are given what they justly deserve…We will approach Monday’s meeting with open minds and are hopeful that we will make satisfactory progress.”
Teakettle Skeleton Had No Skull
Last night we told you about the human remains found across the river from Teakettle Village in the Cayo District.
Tonight, police are trying to figure out who the Teakettle remains belong to. Police say there was no on-site post mortem but DNA samples will be taken to determine the identity. As we told you, the family of Oswald Arnold is hoping it’s his remains. The 22 year old went missing in May of this year.
Here’s more from today’s police press briefing.
The Plot to Murder Monty
21 year old Tracey Betancourt has been charged for Lamont Lipka’s murder - but she wasn’t the one who pulled the †rigger and shot the American businessman 6 times at this San Pedro Restaurant.
Today, police told us that they are closing in on the alleged gunman:
ASP Alejandro Cowo, O.C., C.I.B., Belize City:
"Tracey Betancourt, 21 year old Belizean of San Mateo San Pedro, she was arrested and charged with the crime of murder, conspiracy to commit murder along with another male person who has not yet been detained. This is reference to the shooting death of Mr. Lamont Lipka which occurred on the 13th of May 2018."
Grazed In The Neck On Pen Road
A 24 year old is lucky to be alive after a bullet grazed him to the neck last night in Belize City. It happened on Neal’s Pen Road around 9:00 last night. Police told us more:
ASP Alejandro Cowo, O.C., C.I.B., Belize City:
"Last night just after 9 PM, police visited the KHMH where they observed Damien Leslie, 24 year old Belizean with an apparent gunshot wound to the right side of his neck. The initial information that police has is that Mr. Leslie was on Neal's Penn Road talking to some female inside of a vehicle when they were approached by 2 male persons who were riding a motorcycle.
4 Year Old Molested By Stepfather
There is another disturbing case of child abuse to report. A 4 year old girl was molested at a family home in Belmopan. Today police didn’t give much details in this sensitive case. Here is what they had to say.
ACP Joseph Myvett - Head, NCIB:
"Monday sometime after 4:30 PM, 23 year old Honduran female accompanied by her 4 year old niece visited the Belmopan police station where the 4 year old reported that on a date she cannot remember, whilst at a family home, she had some uncomfortable contact with a family member. Police has since detained that person who is pending charges."
Trio Baby Born Premature and Buried In Back Yard
As we told you last night, police are looking for one person in connection to the death of new born baby girl in Trio Village. The baby was born premature on Sunday but died on Monday afternoon. The baby was then buried in the family back yard. Here is more from police.
ACP Joseph Myvett - Head, NCIB:
"Independence police responded to information in Trio Village where they spoke to one Dominga Mucu, 39 year Guatemalan domestic of the said village whom after interviewing her, police proceeded to the back of the yard where they discovered a small shallow grave from which was exhumed the body of a baby in a decomposed state...."
New Gen Statisticians
Last week, we showed you highlights of the University of Belize’s Annual report 2016 – 2017. Well, now they have a couple more accomplishments to add to their next year in review. Today, UB launched its first bachelors in Statistics as well as a professional certificate in GIS. We dropped by the Radisson to find out more about these new programs.
Julianne Pasos - Dean, Faculty of Science and Technology
"We have our bachelors in Statistics program which is a 4 year degree program and its main focus is statistics. The program came about through our curriculum review, we were doing a review of our bachelors in Mathematics program and we found out from stakeholders that there is a great need for statistics. The program offers a diversity in statistics..."
Social Security Fund At A Crisis Crossroads
Since the beginning of last year, the Social Security Board has been engaged in public consultations with Social Security contributors. SSB has been trying to convince the public to buy into a package of increased contributions to make sure the fund remains available to future generations.
The problem is that right now, social security is paying out more money than it is collecting. In 2016, it was running a deficit of 3.4 million dollars, but last year, that amount increased to just over 10 million dollars. That deficit is growing, and if there is no-buy in from the public to increase the amount of contributions, the Social Security fund will no longer be able to support the needs of the growing, and aging Belizean population. Simply put, it will crash.
FTC Uncovers Major Land Fraud Scheme in Southern Belize
There is huge news coming from the Federal Trade Commission in the US tonight - and it has to do with a mega project in southern Belize called Sanctuary Development.
It is being called the “the largest real estate fraud the agency has ever uncovered in its history.” The civil action names Belize’s Atlantic International Bank - among many other companies as part of the scheme. Local Manager, Johnny Usher is also named. He today told us he has no comment until he speaks to his attorney.
So what is Sanctuary Belize - and who got the bad end of a raw deal? Well, “Sanctuary Belize” targetted investors from across the United States - mostly retirees - to buy properties on their 14,000 acre development.
The Kettle Bells Ring Again
Every year, during the first half of November, the Salvation Army signals the beginning of the Christmas season with their launch of their Christmas kettles.
The bells on those kettles ring to remind the public to remember less fortunate - who will get a Christmas meal or a gift through their small contribution.
This year’s launching held on the stairs of the ScotiaBank’s Albert Street Branch.
The regional commander told us that those shillings and dollar coins which you have been dropping in the kettles annually fund many of their community outreach initiatives for over 800 poor families:
No Complaint In Belmopan Armed Robbery
Two night’s ago we showed you the robbery of Tai Fu store in Salvapan. Well, police say they have a known suspect, but the store-owner doesn’t want to make a complaint:
ACP Joseph Myvett - Head, NCIB:
"Police responded to an information of a robbery in the San Martin area of Belmopan city where they visited a Chinese store where it was learnt that shortly after 11:30, one male person of Creole descent armed with a handgun visited the area where he held up the owner of the place and demanded money, so far police have been unable to get any other information including, not getting corporation from the owner of the establishment, no official report has been made either."
Woman Cop Charged For Bar Brawl
An off duty police officer from San Pedro punched a female in her right eye. She got into an altercation with two other females. Police have since charged WPC Stephanie Patten with wounding and harm. The Head of National Crimes Investigation told us more.
ACP Joseph Myvett - Head, NCIB:
"Police responded to information on the 1st of November sometime around 2:30 AM at a night establishment in Orange Walk, where one Seleni Mai reported to them that whilst she was in the company of one Fransica Banio, they had an altercation with another female who we later learnt to be a police officer, one WPC Stephanie Patten..."
Dr. Carla Says Orson Is Fibbing
There’s a big UDP convention on Sunday in the Freetown division. And while this one hasn’t garnered the kind of attention that the Port Loyola Convention did - it’s an important battleground nonetheless. Dr. Carla Barnett is facing a strong challenge from OJ Elrington - who has the support of former standard bearer Li Mark Chang.
And while we’ll feature the head to head race on tomorrow’s news - tonight the dispute is about who’s bringing light to the area. Last night on Lik Road Elrington said he brought light to Phase 4:…
Sam August Sr. Faces Murder Charges Following Deadly Halloween Rampage
After being hospitalized for a week, Samuel August Senior will face the full force of the law. The Office of the Director of Public Prosecution has determined that he is [...]
Remains of Oswald Arnold Found; Family Receives Closure
The remains of twenty-two year old Roaring Creek resident Oswald Arnold were found on Wednesday morning. Arnold, who had been missing for six months, was feared dead. His family had [...]
Police Seek a Second in Murder of Lamont Lipka in San Pedro
American national Lamont ‘Monty’ Lipka was shot and killed inside his restaurant in San Pedro on May thirteenth. Since then, investigators have been working carefully to unravel the whodunit mystery. [...]
The Body of a Newborn is Found Buried in Trio
The body of a seven-month baby was unearthed from a shallow grave in southern Belize. The remains were found at Trio Village in the backyard of Dominga Maku, the Guatemalan [...]
3 Belizean Minors Repatriated After They Were Found Working in Guatemala
We can report tonight that three Belizean siblings are being transported back to Belize from Guatemala via the western border. The siblings were found to be working in Livingston, Guatemala [...]
Federal Trade Commission Shuts Down Multimillion-Dollar Scam Linked to Belize
A multimillion dollars scam linked to Belize was shut down by the Federal Trade Commission in the US. The Federal Trade Commission reported today that Sanctuary Belize is an alleged [...]
Guatemalans Get Stiff Fines for Illegal Firearms Found in their Hotel Room
Two of five Guatemalan nationals re-appeared before the Magistrate Court today in respect of a slew of prohibited and illegal firearm and ammo charges. The duo: forty-six-year-old Bernardo De los [...]
OW Cops Challenge Transfers; Court Rules Against Them
Following the huge drug bust in the north in early September and the subsequent arrest of Superintendent David Chi and PC Norman Anthony, it was revealed that Orange Walk’s new [...]
The Official Reasons Why the Officers Were Transferred
According to Sylvestre, the first transfer letter the officers received lacked reasons. It was not until the case was brought before the courts that the true reasons why the officers [...]
Damien Leslie is Shot in the Neck on Pen Road
Shortly after nine o’clock on Wednesday night, gunshots rang out on Neal’s Pen Road. When the shooting subsided, a Belize City resident was injured from a bullet that caught him [...]
An Infant is Sexually Assaulted by a Relative in Belmopan
A four-year-old girl was reportedly raped by a member of her own family while in the care of her aunt in Belmopan. While the infant could not provide police with [...]
Police Are Looking for Suspect in Tai Fu Robbery
Armed robberies of business establishments have not been confined to Belize City. On Tuesday, a Chinese store was jacked in the capital by an armed thief. The robbery was caught [...]
2 Suspects Wanted for Lily’s Store Robbery Out West
Police today provided a few more details on the robbery of a store in San Ignacio. The business place, Lily’s, was robbed by armed thieves on Monday morning. Surveillance footage [...]
Woman Police Constable Charged for Beating Up Female Patron in Sugar City
A woman police constable has been arrested and charged for assaulting another woman inside an establishment in Orange Walk Town last Thursday. She is WPC Stephanie Patten attached to the [...]
Payment Plans to Clear Off the City’s Debts
City Hall has been looking for creative ways to generate income and pay its bills. The council inherited huge bills, some directly related to electioneering in the elections of March [...]
Dealing with Unbudgeted Expenses at City Hall
Since taking office earlier this year, the Council has had to deal with unbudgeted expenses relating to the movement of staff. Some moved on others were left go. But the [...]
A Benefit Concert to Build the First Ever Music School in Belize
This Saturday, the Stann Creek Ecumenical High School is hosting a benefit concert in Dangriga to raise funds to build a first ever music school for the country. The music [...]
S.S.B. Holds Annual General Meeting
The Social Security Board held its annual general meeting today under the banner S.S.B. Connect. The government program which provides economic security to persons who are retired, unemployed or unable [...]
Salvation Army Launches Its Kettle Appeal
The bells were ringing this morning and the iconic red kettles were in display in the downtown area of the City. It is a reminder that the Christmas season is [...]
72nd Anniversary of Saint John’s Credit Union
One of the oldest credit unions in the country is celebrating a huge milestone. Saint John’s Credit Union has been holding a number of activities to mark its seventy-second anniversary. [...]
Multi-Million Dollar Scam Surrounds Belize
Belize has been on the international news on multiple occasions for various reasons stemming from tourism to global representation and a hideaway for criminals. Tonight’s story is not about any criminal hiding out in Belize but rather it is about a set of schemers who used Belize as their marketing tool to obtain over one …
UB launches new programs
Come January 2019, students of the University of Belize will have two more options to choose from as the university is adding a Bachelor’s Degree in Statistics and a Certification course in GIS Programme. The new program are in keeping with the university’s Vision 2022 to transform the university and in meeting the needs of …
District Governor of Rotary International visits Belize
The District Governor of Rotary International, Dr. Jose Interiano, along with his wife Ena, is currently on a tour in Belize and his first stop was in San Ignacio Town, Cayo District, yesterday. Love News spoke with the President of the Rotary Club in San Ignacio, Vera Collins who said that Dr. Interiano itinerary. President …
Fisher Organizations say time to ban Gill Net use
The Belize Coalition for Sustainable Fishery is the umbrella organization for the Turneffe Atoll Trust, Oceana Belize, the Belize Federation of Fishers, the Belize Game Fish Association, the National Sports Fishing Association, and the Mar Alliance. All these fishing-related organizations have organized to lobby the government of Belize to outlaw one very specific fishing gear, …
St. John’s Credit Union celebrating 72 years
Today, St. John’s Credit Union celebrated its seventy-second anniversary with a fair, where school children from surrounding schools attended to learn more about the credit union. Over the past seventy-two years, the credit union has expanded its reach to the districts namely Belmopan and Dangriga and it can now boasts of over 25,000 members. Love …
Fuel Prices Adjust at Midnight
If you are a habitual consumer of regular gasoline then your budget remains untouched. For those who ordinarily buy super gasoline, you can breathe a tad bit easier as super gasoline is going down by twenty six cents; this takes the price for super from eleven dollars and seventy five cents to eleven dollars and …
Guatemalans must pay over $100k or serve time
Guatemalan nationals, Bernardo De Los Angeles Franco Carias and Sergio Wilfredo Morales Godoy were charged jointly for nine violations of the Firearm Act including kept firearm and kept ammunition without a gun license, extended magazine and prohibited firearm. Carias pleaded guilty to the charges while the charges were withdrawn from Godoy. Senior Magistrate Emerson Banner …
Witness sees Hispanic killer & Black Man denied bail for Murder
They say justice is blind, but apparently, justice is quite myopic and color blind. A black man was charged with murder while the witness to the crime says the killer was a Hispanic man with a tattoo on his arm. On the 21st of May, Kyne Gentle was shot and killed at 12:30 a.m. when …
Teens get charged for Burglary
Crime is not only an issue for hardened criminals but also for the young. Two teens were charged with burglary today before Magistrate Emerson Banner. On Tuesday, Fabiola Vargas reported to the police that her home at 28 Sarstoon Street was burglarized between 5:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. She said electronic items, cell phones, …
Breaking Belize News
BNTU thanks Belizeans for their support
Today, the Belize National Teachers Union (BNTU) issued a statement extending gratitude to the many teachers and […]
$100 Million real estate fraud shut down in Belize
The United States Federal Trade Commission (FTC), on Thursday, announced that it had temporarily shut down […]
Government issues new prices on fuel
The Belize Bureau of Standards has just issued new gas prices effective midnight tonight. Belizeans […]
Bert Vasquez not guilty of forcible abduction!
In the Supreme Court today, Bert Vasquez was found not guilty of forcible abduction. However, […]
Faber: BNTU demonstration ‘unnecessary’
Minister of Education, Patrick Faber, yesterday commented on the Belize National Teachers Union (BNTU) demonstration […]
National Entrepreneurship Roadshow 2018 launched
This month, BELTRAIDE’s Small Business Development Centre, Belize (SBDC) launched its first National Entrepreneurship Road […]
BNTU flexes ‘teacher’ muscle to propel Proposal 22 negotiations with Ministry of Education
Thousands of Belizean teachers came out to support their union’s call for complete negotiations on […]
Fair weather to continue
The 24-hour forecast is for mostly fair weather to continue. Sunny skies with a few […]
Body of newborn baby found in Trio, Toledo
Police are investigating the discovery of a body of a newborn baby in Trio village, […]
Human remains found in Teakettle
Police yesterday found human remains in an area across the river in Teakettle village. At […]
U.S. court shuts down 'Sanctuary Belize' investment scam, FTC says
A federal court has ordered the temporary shutdown of a real estate operation called “Sanctuary Belize,” among other names, the Federal Trade Commission said on Thursday, saying it was a scam that has cost investors more than $100 million over more than 10 years.
The FTC has asked the U.S. District Court in Maryland to permanently close the companies. The agency said in its complaint that Andris Pukke, who it called a “serial scammer,” had joined with others to sell lots in a luxury development in the Central American nation of Belize, promising it would soon have amenities like a golf course and casino that have not been completed.
This Vancouver company is diving into the biggest underwater sinkhole in the world
Vancouver-based Aquatica Submarines is preparing for an epic, deep-sea dive into the bottom of Belize’s Blue Hole, the biggest underwater sinkhole in the world.
Joined by Richard Branson and Fabien Cousteau, the historic dive will include a team of scientists, explorers and filmmakers that will illuminate the beautiful mysteries in the depths of this oceanic wonder.
What’s more, this epic voyage will mark the first government-sanctioned scientific submarine expedition in Belize since Jacques Cousteau’s maiden voyage in 1971.
“Situated in the center of Lighthouse Reef 40 miles off the coast of Belize, the Blue Hole is a giant marine sinkhole that is 1,043 ft (318 m) in diameter and 407 ft (124 m) deep. To put its size into perspective, the Blue Hole could easily swallow two entire Boeing 747s in one gulp, undiscoverable from the surface,” reads a press release from the The Confluence Group.
How to watch Dominican Republic vs Belize in the 2018 CONCACAF Men’s U-20 Championship: start time and live stream
Neither of these teams is going any further in the 2018 CONCACAF Men’s U-20 Championship, but each seems to have been improving steadily throughout the Group Stage.
Belize lost its first two games in Group C, but picked up a 4-2 win over Belize in the third round of games. In the fourth round, it managed to hold Honduras scoreless until the 72nd minute: longer than any of Los Catrachos’ preceding opponents in the group.
History of human migration throughout the Americas is MAPPED: Discoveries ranging from Alaska to the Andes redefines our understanding of how people conquered the continent
Research involving scientists from all over the world has redefined our understanding of how humans conquered the Americas.
Analysis of prehistoric human remains ranging from Alaska to Patagonia has helped redefine the movement of people across and throughout North and South America.
People arrived on the continent from East Asia around 20,000 years ago and now three separate papers used the same data to reveal new information about the continent's colonisation.
One study unpicked the mystery surrounding the early migration of humans through Alaska and discovered the first people to arrive actually contained three different genetic groups. They found that the majority of Central and South American people are descended from these three ancestral lineages - one of which was lost forever 9,000 years ago.
The Extremely Fast Peopling of the Americas
Tens of thousands of years ago, two gigantic ice sheets smothered the northernmost parts of what has since been named North America. They towered more than two kilometers high and contained 1.5 times as much water as Antarctica does today. They were daunting, impassable barriers to the early humans who had started moving east from Asia, walking across a land bridge that once connected the regions now known as Russia and Alaska. But once the ice started to melt, these peoples—the ancestors of the Americas’ Indigenous groups—spread southward into new lands.
The BIGGEST Fish I’ve Ever Caught | Lighthouse Reef Belize Spearfishing Sailing & Cruising, 17min. While Sailing & Cruising in Lighthouse Reef Belize we move Atticus to Long Caye to find shelter after the weather begins to deteriorate. Once there we go spearfishing and Jordan catches a HUGE Permit! Afterwards we reflect on joys that come with the "Lifestyle of the Sea".
Belize International Film Festival 2018
OPENING NIGHT, 2.5hr.
- Bliss Institute For The Performing Arts.
Ashley Furniture HomeStore Belize Opens, 1min. Mirab does it again! This time with the grand opening of Ashley HomeStore in Belize City! Another 1st for The country. Think we got a little to comfortable in there, but they allow it! Thank you for the coffee and hospitality Ashley Furniture HomeStore Belize. Will be back for some true shopping
Belize Honeymoon 2018, 6min. Enjoy our beautiful honeymoon experience!
Belize Missions Trip, 4min.
Building climate resilence in Toledo district Belize, 7min.
Cruising to Harvest Caye, Belize & Costa Maya, Mexico, 10min.