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The San Pedro Sun

Wolfe’s Woofer: Close Call
“I wasn’t doing wrong,” Vernon said. “I was just talking to the girl, but Yolanda thought I was up to no good and gave me holy hell.” “That’s the way wives is,” Mario told him. “She’s gonna believe the worst anyway.” “Gentlemen,” Reverend Will said, “It is best to follow the advice of the Bible. In First Thessalonians it says, ‘Abstain from all appearances of evil.’” The members of the Nosenada Eight Ball and Darts club rolled their eyes at each other. We were having our Saturday morning breakfast at Señora Avila’s taco stand when Reverend Will invited himself to sit with us. The club members aren’t very religious, and we were hoping he would go away and preach somewhere else.

Doctor Love: Losing my Lunch
Dear Doctor Love, Each time we come back to the island my husband and I are invited to dinner at a friends’ house. She is a sweet person, but she keeps a horribly dirty house. The floors are literally sticky from ground-in food and spilled drinks. There are clothes lying around everywhere, smelly trash sits in bags on the floor, and once, I think I saw a dead mouse under the sink. The cats, about four of them, walk all over the counter and on top of the fridge and the litter box is never cleaned. My friend is getting offended because I always come up with a lame reason to be busy that night, but I am running out of excuses. In other words, I am not as sickly as I am making her believe.

Misc Belizean Sources

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Belmopan Farmer's Market
The Farmers Market is at the open space right next to Blue Moon Restaurant every Friday morning from 7am to 1pm. Stallholders are all producers and small farmers selling a wide variety of produce and handicrafts. We do not have traders buying from Mexico and Guatemala which makes the farmers market different from the general market in Belmopan. Amongst the things you can find are artisan cheeses, baked goods, fresh meats, local wines, fruit and vegetables, wood carvings, fresh flowers and plants, and wonderful hot donuts. Come and see us next Friday.

Corozal Remembrance Day
Today various organizations along with the Corozal Town Council came together today on Rememberance Day to honor the Brave men and women who sacrificed their lives so we could live in a peaceful environment.

Corozal Christmas Bram 2018
Sunday, December 23, 2018 at 5 PM – 10 PM, Central Park, Corozal. Colcha presents Corozal's Signature Christmas Bram 2018! A great opportunity to come out and enjoy a fun family friendly evening. The event will feature local talents, dances, music and food to to fill your senses with joy and happiness! A feature of the event will be local black cake, rumpopo and the famous chicken foot ceviche tasting competition. See you there!

We received reports of a broad daylight airplane landing at the Sarteneja airstrip
Local police are seemingly investigating the unauthorized plane landing. It is reported that by the time Police and Belize Defence Force personnel arrived at the scene, the airplane had already taken off. There is no official release of this recent daylight plane landing.

Belize Diabetes Association Corozal "Family and Diabetes" Walkathon
Rain or shine, be part of our walk, Ernestine Carballo is giving a voice to diabetes on World Diabetes Day November 14 in Corozal. Be part of this global event. Belize Diabetes Association Corozal "Family and Diabetes" Walkathon. 1 pm Wednesday November 14th, 2018. World Diabetes Day. Starting and ending at Andres Campos Civic Center. For info 624-4476.

The Reporter

WEEKEND NEWS WIRE – WEEKEND NEWS WIRE
Aspirant for Freetown Dr. Carla Barnett says that opponent Orson ‘Oj’ Elrington may appear to have more people in his corner at the Convention, but that’s because her people are out working on the ground. Elrington is supported by Deputy Prime Minister Patrick Faber, while Barnett is supported by Minister of National Security John Saldivar.

POLICE INVESTIGATE DEATH OF AMERICAN NATIONAL
San Pedro Police have launched an investigation into the death of American national Larry Alan Pfrifer, 60. Pfrifer was found dead with blood coming out of his mouth and nose inside a room at the Sapphire Resort located ten miles North of San Pedro town on November 8th. While Police say that no signs of violence was observed on the body, authorities have classified the incident as a “death investigation,” pending the result of a scheduled post-mortem examination.

Breaking Belize NewsPJ

Ivan Williams wins UDP convention in Stann Creek West
Today the United Democratic Party (UDP) held its standard bearer convention for Stann Creek West. Ivan Williams was declared the winner with 1,212 votes. Maracario Augustine came in second place with 241 votes.

Suspected drug plane makes landing in Belize
Reports to BBN is that another suspected narco-trafficking plane was spotted in Northern Belize. This time the plane reportedly stopped on a clandestine airstrip in Sarteneja, Corozal. However, when police and military officials arrived at the scene, the plane had already left.

Alex Balona wins PUP convention in Cayo Central
A convention to elect a standard bearer to represent the People’s United Party (PUP) in Cayo Central for the next general elections was held today in Santa Elena Town. Vying for the position was former senator Collet Montejo and newcomer Alex Balona. After the ballots were counted, Balona emerged victorious.

OJ Elrington wins UDP convention in Freetown
Today the United Democratic Party held its standard-bearer convention in Freetown. When the final ballots were counted, Orson “Oj” Elrington, was declared the winner. He collected 630 votes. In second place was the former standard-bearer, Dr. Carla Barnett with 470 votes. Freddy Cantiliano collected 53 votes.

Fallen police officer laid to rest
Yesterday, the family of police officer and member of Squad 87, Osbourn Martinez and the Belize Police Department bid farewell to the fallen officer. A service of thanksgiving was held at Sacred Heart Church in Dangriga and then the state funeral went through the streets of Dangriga and to the cemetery for interment.

PUP Cayo Central convention underway in Santa Elena Town
The convention for the People’s United Party (PUP) to elect a standard bearer for the Cayo Central division is currently underway at the Santa Elena Primary School. Supporters of the PUP have been steadily entering the polls to vote. Former Senator, Collet Montejo, and San Antonio resident Alex Balona are contesting the convention.

2 Belizean Senators visit border monument
Belizean Senators, Osmany Salas, and Mark Lizarraga yesterday visited the Gracias a Dios border monument. The senators were accompanied by Wil Maheia of the Belize Territorial Volunteers (BTV). This morning Maheia shared a video with the media that shows the group being escorted by the Belizean Law Enforcement Authorities as well as Guatemalan Armed Forces.

The Ultimate Belize Bucket List – The New Travel “Bible” for Belize
Until a decade ago, there were very few international flights into Belize, and much of the country was a remote wilderness only visited by the most intrepid travelers. Today, a lot has changed, and Belize has risen to become the fastest-growing vacation destination in Central America visited by British royalty and Hollywood celebrities. In response to this growing surge in tourism, lifelong Belize resident and travel professional Larry Waight has just published The Ultimate Belize Bucket List.

Blogs

My Favorite Property on Ambergris Caye is Open: Tuto Belize
Back in May I headed over to my neighbor’s property to take a few photos. My neighbor’s property is epic – an overused word but fitting for this spot on this ever growing island. 2000 feet of basically untouched beach front on North Ambergris Caye, 8 miles. Take a look at some of the photos and some of the history…I’ve been admiring Tuto ever since I moved next door. What makes it so special is that on all those acres of beautiful cleared land, there are coconut trees…and gardens. Oh…and some chickens. And until just recently just one larger but quite basic wooden house and a few more small structures. Until now. NOW you…we…can stay there in one of the four casitas that George Alamilla (medical salesman turned gentleman farmer) has JUST opened.

First Annual Belize Birding Festival
The 1st annual Belize Birding Festival was last weekend, and Belizing.com was there to get some pictures of the event. They have a nice article about the festival. "A recap of the first annual Belize Birding Festival. Bird watching is fast becoming a popular activity in Belize, for both visitors and locals alike. To date, over five hundred and eighty bird species have been recorded in the country. Although Belize is considered a small country, it is certainly blessed with big birding. Belizing.com was proud to be in attendance at the first ever Belize Birding Festival, held in Belmopan City on October 27, 2018."

Diabetes Wellness Fair
While the Diabetes ride was this weekend, the Diabetes Wellness Fair is Tuesday, and the Diabetes Walk is on Wednesday. The wellness fair will be at the Belmopan market, and the walk will be around the Ring Road.

International Sourcesizz

Caye Caulker, Belize: 5 reasons to visit the idyllic island
A jewel in the Caribbean Sea, Caye Caulker, Belize is the true definition of “island vibe.” Found in Ambergris Caye off the country’s east coast, the tranquil island is so tiny that you can walk around the whole thing in about an hour—barefoot, naturally. Surrounded by the spectacular Belize Barrier Reef which is the second longest in the world, it’s the perfect base for underwater adventures, such as snorkeling with sharks in the Hol Chan Marine Reserve and scuba diving in the famous Great Blue Hole. Or simply sit back, relax and soak up the sunshine while being hypnotized by the idyllic surroundings. Here are some of the top things to do in Caye Caulker, and five reasons why you should go.

Videos

  • Third game of the second date of the "XX Central American cup of volleyball / El Salvador 2018, 1hr42min.

  • Belize International Film Festival 2018 Closing Concert and Awards Ceremony, 1hr36min.

  • Curt & Dino take on Belize, 4min. Dino and I travel to the island of Ambergis Caye, Belize. Sept 2018

  • Amazing Skies Falcon Hill Lodge Belize, 1.5min.

  • PRIVATE ISLAND, SNORKELING THE BARRIER REEF, JUNGLE RESORT!, 11min. 9 FRIENDS EXPERIENCE BELIZE TO THE FULLEST IN PLACENCIA, AND SAN IGNACIO!

  • Lamanai Mayan Ruins, 4min.

  • BELIZE poktapok maya game, 6min. This was one the most played games in the ancient times when the Maya played it to settle arguments.

  • Armistice Day 2018 Belize, 2min. Belize and British Forces Belize observe end of the First World War.

  • Belize, 39min.