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The San Pedro Sun

New Ambassador of Republic of China (Taiwan) Presents Credentials to the Governor General of Belize
H. E. Remus Li-Kuo Chen presented his Letters of Credence as the new ambassador of the Republic of China (Taiwan) to H.E. Sir Colville Young, Governor General of Belize. The Ambassador conveyed his country’s greetings and well-wishes to the Governor General and people of Belize. He expressed on behalf of his country their gratitude for the invaluable support and friendship shown by Belize to Taiwan on international issues. The Ambassador said that it is the hope of his government to continue to enhance ties of cooperation and goodwill with Belize.

Cyril Jones gunned down in San Pedrito Area, San Pedro Town
A family in the San Pedrito Area is grappling for answers following the murder of their beloved 37-year-old Cyril Jones, who was gunned down at his house on Tuesday, November 13th. Jones apparently received one single fatal gunshot to the face after being summoned outside his home by an unknown person. Jones’ lifeless body was later retrieved by police and transported to the Dr. Otto Rodriguez San Pedro Polyclinic II, where he was pronounced dead on arrival. Police investigation at the moment has led to the detention of several persons of interest, believed to be associated with the island’s 12th murder of the year.

Redbone Fishing Tournament lands in Belize to ‘Catch a Cure’
Three days of fishing with some of the best fly fishing guides on Ambergris Caye landed some Grand Slams and Super Slams, all while raising money for Cystic Fibrosis (CF) research. The 2018 Belize Redbone Superslam fishing tournament brought down 32 Anglers from across the United States of America (USA), and were hosted by El Pescador Lodge and Villas. After three days of fishing fun, 122 Bonefish, 8 Tarpon, 12 Permit and 30 Snook were caught and released. Taking the title of Top Guide was Luis “Junior’ Acosta, who alongside anglers Bo and Justin brought in both a Super Slam and Grand Slam in just one day.

Ambergris Today

Maya Island Air Boasts New Elegant Terminal In San Pedro
Maya Island Air held a soft opening of its new terminal building (Terminal 2) in San Pedro, Ambergris Caye on Wednesday, November 14, 2018. The new elegant building is the latest addition to the Maya Island Air which boasts more ramp/parking space for the aircrafts, new cargo section, spacious waiting area at the ground level and a luxurious waiting area on the first floor as well as a waiting lounge verandah and a fully stocked bar. The upstairs lounge/waiting area boasts four luxurious chandeliers, comfortable seating, an amazing view of the runway to marvel at the aircrafts landing and taking off. On display inside the building are two painting replicas by local Belizean artist Carolyn Carr of Banana Bank Lodge in Belmopan.

Two San Pedranas get their Masters Degree in Education
Congratulations to Giselle Xiomarie Flores Lobos and Concha Flota two local island educators for recently graduating with their Masters Degree in Education. Both are teachers at San Pedro High School who currently hold the positions of 1st and 2nd Vice Principals at SPHS. The island community is very proud of their achievement.

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Officials to Embark on a “Study Tour” of Energy Sites in Belize
As a part of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Energy Month, celebrated under the theme Clean Energy, Good Governance and Regulations, the Energy Unit, under the leadership of Hon. Frank Mena, Minister with responsibility for Public Service, Energy and Public Utilities, will be hosting officials from CARICOM countries for a Study Tour of Energy Sites in Belize. The visiting officials will include Mr. Albert Gordon, CEO of Guyana Power and Light; Dr. Devon Gardner, Programme Manager for Energy and Head of the Energy Unit at the CARICOM Secretariat; and Dr. Gary Jackson, Executive Director of Caribbean Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (CCREEE). The Study Tour will take place on the 15th and 16th November 2018. The sites will include:

Make the Most of Your Foreign Savings Account in Belize
A savings account, also known as a deposit account, is a way to safely store your assets and benefit from interest accumulation at the same time. Although many people have domestic savings accounts, having a foreign savings account also offers several concrete advantages. If you are thinking about opening a foreign savings account, find out how to do so as well as understand what you can do with your account. Before you get started, make sure you understand exactly what a foreign savings account is. First, it is an interest-bearing account. This means that you will earn interest, the rates of which can vary, depending on how much money you place in the account. Typically, the greater the balance, the more interest you can earn.

National Garifuna Council San Pedro Branch invites island residents and visitors to be part of their celebrations
Dress up and show your colors and join us every night commencing tomorrow, Thursday. Join the parade on Sunday, decorate your cart or bicycle. *Monday, November 19 (correction on flyer) Sponsored by: NGC National Branch, Mayor Daniel Guerrero and San Pedro Town Board, Castillo's Hardware, Andre Perez Casa Pan Dulce, Victoria House, Ramon's Village, Las Terrazas, Caribbean Depot.

Caribbean Culture & Lifestyle Discovery Issue #4
CC&L has released their 4th issue. The Discover issue highlights Caracol, and they interview Cayo artist Walter Castillo. "Dubbed “The Discovery Issue”, it showcases the wonder of finding the travel experience you’ve been looking for. Under the theme “Belize – A Top Destination to Visit in 2019”, the magazine has a fresh take on how and why you should visit Belize. The Discovery Issue is filled with content that will capture the imagination of readers. It will take them on the unique journey that is Belize. Read about the many opportunities to invest in Belize, how to eat like a local and how to make the best eggnog for the holidays!

Belize Tourism Board at DEMA 2018

Belize City Primary School History and Social Studies Competition
The festivities continues for the Belize City House of Culture and Downtown rejuvenation Project' Belize City Primary School History and Social Studies Competition. At the competition the winners received their school trophy, but had to wait for their individual trophy since their names and other information was going to be inscribed on it. Last week, we presented the individual trophies to their winners. Congratulation to all of them. Next week we will present the History Cup to Holy Redeemer.

ICJ or no ICJ! Information at SPHS Nov 27
Responsible information on November 27 at the San Pedro High School!! More information later but let’s get informed for our BELIZE /GUATEMALA referendum!!

Channel 7

Police Burn Another Cocaine Mega - Bust
Today 1,056 pounds of cocaine was burnt - that's the drugs that police found in an abandoned Toyota Prado on the Coastal Road earlier this month. Police had detained 12 Guatemalans and a Belizean in this case. But the cops did not have enough against the men to charge them with drug trafficking so 2 out of the 12 Guatemalans, who took the rap for the team, were fined over $100,000 dollars for a slew of firearm offenses. They paid the fines in full and the men were deported. So that case is closed. Now some might say that these men certainly got the better end of this case, but today at the drug destruction site, Commander of Operations Chester Williams says they didn't really, because the Belize police got their prized product valued at more than 6 million US dollars.

A Hitman Came To His Doorstep
A father of 2 was murdered on the doorstep of his home in San Pedro Town Last night, while his wife, children, and sister-in-law were all present. At around 7:30 p.m. 37 year-old Cyril Gladston Jones, a labourer of the San Pedrito area of the island was at home with his family. That's when someone someone whistled outside their house to get their attention. Cyril Jones reportedly opened the front door, to see who their visitor was. It was a gunman - a killer sent to carry out a hit. Police say that the gunman immediately opened fire on him, hitting him once to the face, just above his top lip. He fell on the ground, in the doorway's main entrance, which is where he died.

No Truce: PSU Pres. Did Not Meet With Belmopan Mayor
The standoff continues between the Belmopan City Council and the Public Service Union - with the council saying the Hilltop sale is final, and the Union saying "we shall not be moved." Tonight's news is that there was no meeting between the Union President Doreth Obermayer and the Mayor Khalid Belisle. Belisle told us that a meeting had been scheduled for 10:00 this morning - but Obermayer says she didn't get anything in writing inviting her to a meeting and that she would not be attending. A post on the Union's Facebook page says, quote, "The General Membership of PSU has never granted permission to meet with Mayor Belisle and no such meeting was ever arranged with him by our President." The PSU's Council of Management met today.

FBI Offers Reward For Slain American
Canadian Francesca Matus and American Drew Thomas De Voursey: it has been about a year and a half since this couple was killed; their bodies dumped in a cane field on the Chan Chen Road in Corozal. After all this time, police still haven't been able to find the killers nor make any substantial headway in the case. As we had reported, the FBI stepped in to provide assistance in solving this case and tonight, the FBI is offering a $10,000 USD reward for any information leading directly to an arrest for the murder of United States citizen Drew Devoursney.

Sarteneja Plane Not Suspicious Police Say
With all these drug planes landing in Belize especially up north, the sighting of any plane in an irregular setting gets people jumpy. That's what happened when a Cessna 150 landed on the Sarteneja airstrip this weekend. But police say so far in their investigation, this is not one of those suspected drug planes and there is nothing to connect this aircraft with any illegal activity. The aircraft is registered in the US but owned by a Mennonite businessman. The problem is that he did not get flight clearance from the department of civil aviation to fly the plane into Belize. DCP Chester Williams explained. Chester Williams, Commander of Operations: "Information was received of a plane that had landed in the Sarteneja area on the airstrip and contrary to what might have been said that it was clandestine airstrip, there is a legal airstrip and that plan did land on that legal airstrip, however the difficulty there, the plane that landed there is a registered plane out of the US and it is owned by a person who livers in Belize..."

Teaching Schoolchildren Reading, Writing and Farming?
Students at St. John Vianney and two other Belize City primary schools are learning how to grow their own food. It is called the garden-in-schools project - which Police started two years ago in Belmopan with three primary schools. Now, the project has gotten support form the Ministry of Agriculture and the Taiwanese Embassy to fund programs at St. John Vianney, St. Martin De Porres and St. Luke Methodist school. Today we were at the launch of the Vianney program and found it already underway with some eager young farmers. Chief Education Officer Dr. Carol Babb explained the national scope:..

Building Belize’s Digital Economy
And while that's an agriculture innovation for primary schoolers, today at the Biltmore secondary and tertiary students were showing digital innovation in an APP competition. It was the first such competition for students, and they had to come up with apps in three main areas: transport, vital statistics and local government. 10 school groups from across the country did surprisingly well - according to the organizer - which is the Directorate of Foreign Trade:

Belama Bus Dispute Goes To Minister
For months now we've been reporting on a bus dispute in the city. Haylock's Bus brought an action against competitor, Phillip Jones. Haylock is currently the only permit holder from the Transport Board to service commuters on the Belama to Belize City route. In July of this year, Mayor Bernard Wagner's City Council Administration granted a permit to Jones and his company, City Shuttle, to run the route in direct competition of Haylock's bus. Attorney Godwin Haylock sent them a lawyer letter on behalf of his father demanding that the rescind this permit, because from the Haylock family's perspective, City Council had usurped the authority of the Transport Board, which is the only body under the traffic laws which can grant such permits.

Hon. Musa Gets Party Support For Diaspora Amendment
And we also asked Kareem Musa to take off his attorney hat and put on his political one. He gave us an update on his proposed amendment to the representation of people act, which would allow Belizeans living abroad to vote in the referendum. He said he got the support of his party this morning: Hon. Kareem Musa, Pushing Diaspora Vote: "I actually had a meeting with my party leader this morning concerning the proposed members' bill and I am happy to announce that the party and the party leader are fully behind me on this. If you would recall the initial draft of the bill provided for those Belizeans to be able to register, but it would mean that they would have had to travel to Belize in order to register..."

Another PUP Says Delay The ICJ
And while he is fine tuning the proposed legislation, Musa has also joined his party leader John Briceno in asking for more time. He says that Foreign Minister Wilfred Elrington has skewed the public perception of the ICJ issue:.. Hon. Kareem Musa: "And so you are way ahead of me Jules, in asking whether I want to go to ICJ or not, because I don't even feel as though the government is ready. The government is not even putting their best foot forward. I can tell you that in my constituency our people are getting educated, they are getting informed, but they are not happy with the way that the foreign minister is handling it. But the people of this country want to hear from the commander in chief. That want to hear from their leader.

Politics By The Book
He calls himself a historian who dabbles in history but Lawrence Vernon has done more than dabble with his latest book. It's called "A narrative of Political Parties in Belize" and it tracks the birth, rise - and some cases, the demise of more than 25 political parties in Belize's post-nationalist history. The book was launched today at the Leo Bradley Library in Belize City where the 81 year old Vernon told us that the most important consideration was to stay true to the historical record - which he extracted from the daily newspapers of that era:

BWS Lends A Hand, and Gives A Home To A Mother Of Two
A mother of two desperately in need of a new house is sleeping more comfortably with her children tonight thanks to BWS. We met Lisa Buller on Gill Street where her old run down home stood next to her new one. She told us happy is not the word for how she feels:... As part of the program, Buller had to help build homes for others.

Maya Air Puts Money Into New San Pedro Terminal
Starting next week Monday, passengers traveling with Maya Island Air to and from San Pedro, will get to enjoy the airline's brand new terminal. Today, the company invited the press for a soft launch - to experience this major new investment in its flagship destination. Daniel Ortiz reports: The terminal that is currently in use will be converted into tour operation.

New Mag Highlites Novel Destinations
Today's event in San Pedro was a double launch, because at the open house event for Maya's Terminal 2, McNab Publishing Limited introduced the 4th installment of its new magazine called Caribbean Culture and Lifestyle, or CC+ L for short. The travel magazine was launched earlier this year, and this Discovery features prime tourist destinations that are a little off the beaten path. Tanya McNab, the Visual Creative Director for McNab Publishing, told us that they want to deliver quarterly issues for the magazine, to keep travelers current and up-to-date about the best of Belize's tourism destinations:

Emmerson Finally Free
He's been waiting for a murder re-trial for 5 years now, but tonight 27 year-old Emmerson Eaghan is free of the 2009 murder of 35 year-old Dennis "Colored" Nembhard. Eaghan has had an interesting history with this case. Back in June 2009, Dennis Nembhard was gunned down and killed. His murder appeared to be a senseless killing, and it was preceded by an altercation between his 12-year-old nephew, and another 12 year-old boy. Reports were that when Nembhard went to inquire about the dispute, he was pursued by an assailant who fatally shot him in the back.

Channel 5

Murder in San Pedro; BWS Employee is Executed
A thirty-seven-year-old San Pedro resident was executed on the veranda of his home on the island town. Cyril Jones was shot in the face on Tuesday night around seven-thirty when [...]

Coastal Road Cocaine Haul is Incinerated
A convoy of vehicles book-ended by wailing sirens made its way along the George Price Highway this morning, en route to a location out west where a sizeable amount of drugs [...]

Who Landed Suspicious Aircraft in Sarteneja?
When a suspicious single-engine aircraft touched down at an airstrip in Sarteneja over the weekend, residents who are wary of constant drug activity taking place in the north believed that [...]

P.U.P. Licks Out at Belmopan Mayor Over Questionable Land Sale
The People’s United Party has weighed in on the land dispute involving the Belmopan City Council and the Public Service Union.  In a release issued earlier today, the opposition party [...]

A Course of Action to Recover Hilltop
On Monday, P.S.U. President Doreth Cayetano-Obermayer told the media during a press conference that they have always been under the impression, aside from supporting documents, that the land in question [...]

Department of Transport Denies City Shuttle’s Application for Belama Bus Run
Owner of City Shuttle, Philip Jones, is accusing the Department of Transport of unfair practices and discrimination of a political nature. Jones wants to provide transportation services to and from [...]

Philip Jones Threatens Court Action against Department of Transport
According to Musa, the decision of the Department of Transport will be appealed and based on the minister’s decision, it will be decided whether the matter will be taken before [...]

P.U.P. Supports Kareem Musa’s Member Bill
Aside from being an attorney, Kareem Musa is also an elected politician who represents the Caribbean Shores constituency for the People’s United Party. Musa has drafted a piece of legislation [...]

Kareem Musa Not Happy with I.C.J. Referendum Campaign
The media also asked Kareem Musa whether or not he believes that Guatemala’s claim over Belize should be taken to the International Court of Justice for resolution. Musa’s political leader, [...]

Maya Launches its New San Pedro Terminal & 4th Edition of Caribbean Culture & Lifestyle Magazine
Today, McNab Visuals, in partnership with Maya Island Air, held an open house in San Pedro, Ambergris Caye. The purpose of the event was two-fold: it allowed for McNab to [...]

Belize City Family Receives Newly Built House
Hand in Hand Ministries today delivered house number three hundred and sixty-one to a Belize City family. The house, valued at seventeen thousand dollars, was built for Lisa Buller and [...]

UB Holds 11th Annual Marketing Expo
The University of Belize’s eleventh annual marketing expo unfolded today inside the Civic Center in Belize City. The multipurpose complex was bustling with marketing students who were challenged in creating [...]

Lawrence Vernon Launches “A Narrative of Political Parties in Belize”
Librarian and author, eighty-one-year-old Lawrence Vernon today launched his latest piece of literary work. “A narrative of Political Parties in Belize” looks at the history of twenty-six political parties in [...]

A Competition for App Developers
Today, app developers from across the country gathered in Belize City for the first annual ‘Belizean Apps for Development Competition. The competition was organized by Directorate General for Foreign Trade [...]

An Agriculture Conference for Belizean Farmers
The first annual Tropical Agriculture Conference is being held at the National Agriculture and Trade Show Grounds in Belmopan.  The event hosted by Regeneration International and Regeneration Belize commenced with [...]

LOVE FM

Police failed to assist mother and son
A mother and son were allegedly assaulted by Chinese business owners and police never responded to their emergency call. Toledo Correspondent, Paul Mahung has the story. Paul Mahung: A Punta Gorda resident remains concerned about what she claims is an assault that could have turned fatal for her and her young adult son. A very …

“Belizean Apps for Development Challenge”
The Government of Belize, via the Ministry of Trade and Commerce has engaged young people in a competition to test their Information Technology skills. Through the activity dubbed the “Belizean Apps for Development Challenge”, the Ministry seeks to encourage young developers to come up with innovative applications in three areas. Berisford Codd, the Trade Economist …

Cyril Jones is the latest murder victim
The gun violence in Belize is still an area of crime that authorities are working to combat. Until then there will be murders and shootings to report. Tonight, we tell you of the death of 37-year-old, Cyril Jones of the San Pedrito Area of San Pedro Town. Jones met his demise last night in his …

Police destroy drugs
We saw the drugs found on the Coastal Road destroyed today but what we are yet to see is the person or persons who will be held accountable for such a large shipment. Police officers especially Compol Allen Whylie were in good spirits at a press conference held on Friday, November 2, when they reported …

Over 400 parcels of cocaine destroyed
Last week rumors circulated that some of the cocaine from the major bust on the Coastal Road had gone missing. The rumor was that the drug was not yet taken into the exhibit room and that they were being held in the training room until processing was completed. Senior police officials denied the rumor and …

“A Narrative of Political Parties in Belize”
Lawrence Vernon is a career librarian. Vernon was appointed to the National Library Service in 1956 and his mission has been to strengthen and expand the public libraries network in Belize. Today at the Leo Bradley Library, Vernon released a book he has written called A Narrative of Political Parties in Belize. Vernon spoke to …

Single mother receives new home
Hand In Hand Ministries delivered a new home to a single mother earlier today. The Belize Water Services Limited (BWSL) was the main donor for the home. Love News spoke to Lisa Buller who received her keys today from the BWSL and Hand in Hand Ministries. Lisa Buller – Home Owner:“I’m very happy about it, …

Exhibit showcasing Pen Cayetano’s body of work
Delvin “Pen Cayetano’s Master Artist exhibit is being curated at the Mexican Cultural Institute on Barrack Road in Belize City. It is one of the many activities being held in conjunction with the celebration of Garifuna culture. Cayetano’s body of work dates back to the 70’s when he emerged as a painter, singer, songwriter, percussionist …

Do you know what Gender Socialization is?
The term Gender Socialization may sound unfamiliar to most Belizeans but it is actually something that all Belizeans have been affected by. That is because the term refers to what constitutes appropriate behaviors and attitudes based on someone’s sex, meaning a boy or a girl. Studies show that it leads to inequalities in the lives …

UB hosts annual entrepreneurship expo; university president calls it a success
The University of Belize has announced that in collaboration with the Social Sector Senators, it will be conducting lectures on the ICJ. The speakers will include Assad Shoman, a Belizean historian who earlier this year, released his book titled “Guatemala’s Claim to Belize”. Other presenters included representatives of the Belize Peace Movement and key stakeholders. …

Deputy Commissioner of Police: Plane that landed in Sarteneja did not have clearance
Talking about planes and clandestine airstrips, there was a report a few days ago of a plane in Sarteneja that had managed to remain grounded for hours before police responded. Deputy Commissioner of Police, Chester Williams says there’s more to it than that. …

Taiwan continues to assist in the development of Belize
During her visit to Belize in August, President Tsai Ing-Wen spoke at the National Assembly and emphasized the importance of education and technical and vocational training. As a follow up to that commitment, 6 Belizean students …

Soldier stationed at FOB in critical condition
A soldier of the Belize Defence Force is in critical shape following a freak accident on the Sarstoon. It happened about one o’clock this afternoon at the Forward Operating Base; Private Fidel Williams was on duty and was walking on the pier when his foot hit a deteriorated plank that subsequently fell apart causing Williams to fall. …

The Reporter

ANOTHER DRIVE-BY-MOTOR-CYCLE MURDER IN SAN PEDRO
THE REPORTER: News Staff, – 7.00am. Nov 14th. 2018, – Five persons, one of them 14 years old, have been detained for questioning in the murder of Cyril Jones, 37 on Tuesday night. Jones was at home in the San Pedrito Area with his wife and children just after 7:00pm when they heard a whistle from outside the door. Jones allegedly went to look outside and that’s when he was shot to the face.

Breaking Belize NewsPJ

Cold front affecting Belize
The National Meteorological Center today informed that a cold front is affecting Belize. Cloudy skies with […]

Three Belizeans headed to Barbados for regional services week activities
Two Belizean fashion designers and a record label owner will be representing the country in Barbados […]

MOH talks diabetic blindness with healthcare professionals out west
The Ministry of Health held a workshop in Belmopan today, the third in a countrywide […]

Illegal logs seized by Forestry Department
Yesterday morning, police and personnel from the Forestry department went to Shipyard camp 2, an […]

FBI offers $20,000 reward for murderer(s) of Drew Devoursney
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is offering a $10,000 USD reward for information leading […]

SMART donates to BERT for CPR project
SMART gave its support to the Belize Emergency Response Team’s (BERT) “Hands Only CPR” initiative […]

Police-led urban gardening project comes to Belize City Schools
Today, three Belize City primary schools, St. John Vianney R.C., St. Martin De Porres R.C. […]

Officials to embark on a “Study Tour” of energy sites in Belize
As a part of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Energy Month, celebrated under the theme Clean […]

Police continue investigations into shooting death of San Pedro man
Police are investigating a murder that occurred last night in Ambergris Caye. Around 7:40 PM, […]

6 Belizean students participate in 2018 Vocational Training Project in Taiwan
The Embassy of the Republic of China (Taiwan) today announced that 6 Belizean students from […]

STEM® hotels appointed hotel management company at Belize Ocean Club
STEM® has been appointed as the management company of Belize Ocean Club, Resort and Adventures, located […]

Cyril Jones, 37, shot and killed last night
Sometime last night there was a murder reported in San Pedro Town, Ambergris Caye. The victim […]

John Saldivar says PUP has the fault for Hilltop issue
Belmopan area representative, John Saldivar today issued a statement sharing his version of events regarding the […]

Villager shot by police to be charged with string of offenses
On Saturday, police shot an Independence villager in the foot while responding to reports of an […]

Blogs

First ever Corozal Diabetes Association Walkaton 2018 held at the Corozal civic Center
Today, November 14, 2018, Corozal Belize Diabetes Association held there First Annual Diabetes Walkaton campaign at the Corozal civic Center. Invited guests, schools and the general public all gathered at 1m at the corozal Civic Center. Local singer Ernestene Cabrallo came to perform her music talent at the event. 16 year old Angel Gutierrez from San Jose village class of 3 form at Escuela Secundaria Mexico, Designer of the logo for the diabetes association won this years logo. This event was to teach younger generations to stay healthier in there daily life's, eat well in general and do exercise daily. Here's an interview below about how Diabeted should take seriously.

International Sourcesizz

When the motherland calls
After my parents and I became naturalized United States citizens, they saw little reason to return to Belize. My first trip back was at 27 years old. I had just quit my job as a senior corporate executive and moved from New Jersey back to California to figure out who I was. I climbed down the staircase from the plane and walked on the runway, engulfed by damp, warm air. In the one-room airport, I handed my passport to an officer. “Welcome home!” he said. In Belize, the stereotypes I encountered in the U.S. didn’t apply. No one assumed I was a Latina from my Hispanic surname. No one expected me to be fluent in Spanish, either. English is the official language, a holdover from its history as a British colony. Belize is also far more Caribbean than Latin, as was my upbringing. My family is multiracial, but primarily black. Like me, Belize belongs to Latin America but doesn’t quite fit in.

Central America – a region in turmoil
How has it gotten so bad in Central America to the point where nearly every country is either gripped with a severe crime and murder rate, or has migrants flowing outward towards Mexico to the north, headed to their final destination of America in what has been coined as the “Migrant Caravan”? Not since the height of the Cold War and prior to the fight for independence has the region of Central America: Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Panama gone through so much but most attention has either been focused on the growth of Mexico, their neighbour to the north, and Venezuela, the oil-rich country to the south.

Videos

  • Cacao Group Tour - Belize Cacao Consortium, 1min. Come and visit our 3 cacao plantations, our cacao processing depot and our artisanal chocolate shop to learn the “BCC Secret Sauce” behind how we practice our own unique “Art of Cacao Science”.

  • BELIZE FIRST LADY'S SPEECH at the COMMONWEALTH FAIR 2018, 8min. Belize First Lady was the guest speaker in this years Commonwealth Fair 2018 held on Saturday 10th Nov 2018 at Kensington Townhall London

  • Road into Placencia Belize 2018, 3min.

  • Playa De Sala Boutique Hotel on Ambergris Caye, Belize, 8min. Today we are headed down South on Ambergris Caye to a new Boutique Hotel called Playa De Sala. This 5 room mini resort is quiet, secluded, and beautiful. Come along as I show you the rooms, the views, and tell you how you can enjoy some time here.

  • Rhinoceros / Elephant beetle, 10sec.

  • Creepy Cat Eyed Snake , 5min. I was just looking out for a moment to capture and came across this... A Creepy Cat Eyed Snake with one eye! A long one too 3ft!

  • First ever Diabetes Day at the Civic., 4min.

  • Poolside in Placencia Belize at NAIA Resort and Spa, November 2018, 1min.

  • Belize, 3min. Our trip to Belize in November 2018!

  • An Adventure In Caye Caulker, Belize, 3.5min. Every couple of months my wife and an I take a trip to decompress. On this trip we head to Belize. We flew into Belize City an took a boat shuttle to Caye Caulker. We saw and did so much snorkeling, fishing, food, tarpons,the split, drink, kayaking, beach, tubing and the list goes on...

  • Forest trail in Cayo, Belize, 1min. Walking down the trail from the overlook to Checo Hill Guesthouse.

  • Sports Talk Show, 80min.