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The San Pedro Sun
Anke Doehm’s petition to leave the country withdrawn; no new court date announced
The legal case against Anke Doehm has gone quiet after her last appearance in court on September 13th, when she sought permission from the Supreme Court to travel to the United States of America (USA) for health reasons. Doehm was to return to court later that month to find out if her application for traveling was approved. However, before the court could make a decision the petition was allegedly withdrawn. The San Pedro Sun contacted the Supreme Court in Belize City, who indicated that there is no further information on when she is to return to court. Doehm faces a charge of ‘Cruelty to a Child,’ in connection with the death of her 13-year-old adopted daughter, Faye Lin Cannon, who was found dead in her bedroom on July 3, 2017.
Ian “Lion” Gordon seeks sponsorship to participate in XX Gran Marathon Pacifico Mexico 2018
41-year-old island resident Ian “Lion” Gordon is seeking financial assistance to participate in the XX Gran Marathon Pacifico Mexico race to be held in Mazatlan, Sinaloa, Mexico on Saturday, December 1st and to Sunday, December 2nd. Gordon has been living in San Pedro Town for the past 19 years, and is originally from Belize City. Gordon is a well-known business person here on the island. In an interview with The San Pedro Sun, Gordon shared that San Pedro’s Sport Coordinator Kent Bob Gabourel was the person who pushed him to start running, which led to him participating in local marathons like the Annual Breast Cancer and Diabetes Awareness walk/run, RISE and SHINE 5k walk/run among others.
NINE MONTHS AFTER ANNOUNCEMENT, GILLNET TASK FORCE IS DEAD IN THE WATER
When the Ministry of Fisheries announced the formation of a task force to “reduce the harmful impacts of gillnets” in February 2018, it was framed as a serious step to address a long-standing issue. But time has only served to drown any hope that the Government is prepared to take leadership in protecting the more than 3,000 Belizeans who depend on sports fishing jobs and the more than 2,547 commercial fishers who do not use gillnets to fish and whose livelihoods are compromised by gillnet fishing.
Interdistrict football tournament debuts countrywide
On Saturday, November 10th the Interdistrict football tournament started countrywide, with games in both the female and male divisions for the Under 15, and Under 17 level. Two out of three games took place at the Ambergris Stadium in San Pedro Town. The island was represented by both male and female U-17 teams. Although the San Pedro High School (SPHS females) and San Pedro Pirates (male) teams competed, neither team won but played out their hearts on the field against their opponents. The second leg of the tournament is scheduled to continue this weekend.
Misc Belizean Sources
21st Annual Nationals Darts Championship
Our 21st Annual Nationals Darts Championship opening ceremonies, sponsored by Guinness/ Digi and Rose Grill and bar, held right here in beautiful Caye Caulker!!!
Insights About Ambergris Caye, Belize, From a 20-Year Expat
By Karen Sands Zul. Eileen Jamison has spent 20 years living on Ambergris Caye in Belize. She is from a small city in northwest Pennsylvania where she worked as a pharmacy technician and inventory manager. She and her husband, Dan, loved to travel and shared a dream of living on an island. They visited islands from the Eastern Caribbean to the Pacific, then looked to Belize in the Western Caribbean.
“The minute I set foot on Ambergris Caye, I felt totally at home,” Eileen says. She knew then and there that this would be their island. She loved the good-natured sweet people, the fact that English is the official language, the gorgeous views, and beautiful water. “I have seen lots of pretty islands,” she says, “But this one is incredibly diverse, with so many different nationalities, cultures, and religions. Folks seem to live in harmony, which I love.”
First Tropical Agriculture Conference
The first Tropical Agriculture Conference was held in Belmopan this week. They had quite a few guest speakers who are leaders in the field. Great synopsis of the conference.
"It’s pretty clear that Belizean farmers can grow almost anything. Conference attendees spoke of growing melons, fruits, vegetables, and local-specific crops like inga trees and chaya plants. Roadside stands are filled with mangos, watermelons and jackfruit. Hemp is also becoming a major interest in the country, despite the high humidity that often keeps farmers at similar latitudes around the world from growing dense crops (like corn)."
Cornerstone Christmas Ball 2018
The Cornerstone Foundation is having their annual Christmas Fundraiser Ball. Have fun, enjoy some great food, and support a great cause all at the same time. It's Saturday, December 1st, and it's at the Aguada.
"Cornerstone Foundation Christmas Ball. Get ur Tickets Before they're all gone. Support a worthy cause."
New airline to service Belize!
Aeromexico will service Belize twice a week! Now Mexicans will be able to experience a new destination and a curious place, Belize!
Armed Robbery in Unitedville; Store Owner Shoots Robber
San Ignacio police are investigating an armed robbery which occurred yesterday afternoon in Unitedville Village. The thieves targeted Yi Long Store. Fifty three year old Kui Xiang Ma told police that she was behind the counter when three men entered the store, two of them armed. One of the men assaulted a customer while another hopped over the counter and pointed the firearm at Ma. The third thief also made his way behind the counter and began putting money in a bag. Unknown to the armed assailants, forty nine year old Jiang Feng Luo was at the back of the store.
One Dead Following Horrific Traffic Accident
Twenty seven year old BDF soldier Ruben Orlando Sho died last night after a pickup truck collided into him. It happened at around 7:15pm between miles 90 and 91 on the Southern Highway. Sho was on a motorcycle when a red Ford Ranger pickup, driven at the time by sixty one year old Businessman of Big Falls Village Estevan Caliz, collided into him. Sho received severe body injuries. During the accident Sho lost his left leg from the knee down. He died on the spot. Caliz remains in police custody pending investigations.
Fire Destroys Houses In Dangriga
Fire officials in Dangriga are trying to establish the cause of a fire that reportedly destroyed three houses in that municipality. There are no reports of any injuries and the number of persons left homeless has not been ascertained.
WEEKEND BREAKING NEWS BRIEFS . . . .
Police have arrested and charged Gregorio Choc, 47, in connection with a traffic accident on the Southern Highway on Monday night which claimed the life of Francisco Sis, 57, a farmer of San Marcus Village, Toledo. Police say that the fatal traffic accident in Toledo last night claimed the life of a BDF soldier.
Convicted Murders Get 35 Years for Stabbing Deaths of Attorney and Wife
Milton Maza and Eli Lopez Avila have been sentenced to a prison term of 35 years for the murders of Attorney and former Magistrate, Richard Stuart, 43, and his wife, Chartered Accountant, Maria Stuart nee Fernandez, also 43 at the time of their deaths in 2010. However, because the defendants had already spent eight years on remand prior to their trial, they will spend 27 years, with effect from October 19, 2018, when they were found guilty of the double murder.
Breaking Belize News
IMF advises Belize to implement reforms to boost economic growth, reduce government debt, and strengthen the financial sector
The executive board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) concluded the Article IV consultation with Belize on November 12.
The IMF says that “Belize’s economic recovery is strengthening, supported by a favorable global environment.” The IMF reports that real Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is estimated to have increased by 1.4 percent in 2017 and recent data indicates an acceleration in economic activity.
Belize welcomes Aeromexico
Today, Belize welcomed Aeromexico in its inaugural flight to Belize.
Aeromexico is now the only airline in Mexico to offer direct service to Belize from Mexico city. The service will be available from today through to April 28, 2019.
Guns and ammo stolen from home in Roaring Creek
Police are investigating a burglary in Roaring Creek, Cayo.
On November 14, Randy Gaithor told police that his home had been burglarized sometime between October 26 and November 13 while he was in the United States.
Culprit shot while escaping robbery in Unitedville, two escape
Police are investigating an armed robbery that occurred yesterday afternoon in Unitedville village, Cayo.
Kui Xiang Ma, 53, told police that she was inside her business, Yi Long store around 1:13 p.m. when three men entered.
BDF soldier dies in tragic motorcycle accident
Police are investigating a road traffic accident that claimed the life of a soldier from the Belize Defense Force (BDF) last night.
Estevan Caliz, 61, businessman of Big Falls village, Toledo reported to police that he was driving his red Ford Ranger pick-up on the Southern highway when upon reaching miles 90 and 91, he collided head on with a black and grey Lifan motor cycle.
Justice Williams issues 35 years for the double murder of the Stuarts
Earlier this month Justice Collin Williams found Milton Maza and Eli Avila Lopez guilty of the 2010 double murder of Richard and Maria Stuart.
However, yesterday Justice Williams sentenced them to 35 years in prison. Since they have spent the last 8 years in prison, they will only spend the remaining 27 years in incarceration.
Belize defeats Puerto Rico with one goal by Denmark Casey
Last night Belize’s National Team faced off with Puerto Rico’s National Team at the Isidoro Beaton Stadium in Belmopan.
Within half hour into the game, Belize’s Denmark Casey drilled a right-footer just outside the penalty box which connected to the back of the net.
Belmopan businessman gets 6 years for abetment to murder
In September, Belmopan businessman Jahan Abadi, was found guilty of abetment to murder. But yesterday, after deliberation, Justice Antoinette Moore sentenced him to six years in prison.
The charges against Abadi date back to January 2016 when he was one of the co-accused in the Bradley Paumen case.
Secrets of the ancient Mayan Empire
Imagine walking down a jungle pathway and you turn a corner to see the ruins of a huge temple rising above the trees with a stone platform at its feet. To think that some 4000 years ago, someone stood in the exact place as you perhaps participating in a ritual ceremony! Welcome to the world of the Mayans.
The Mayan civilization is probably one of the greatest pre-Columbian civilisation that extended from central America to present-day Belize, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras and southern Mexico. Here the cultural richness of Mayan architecture is seen alongside with the dense rainforests, replete with wildlife. In well preserved soil covered cities, built by an ancient Mayan empire, the temples reveal jade masks and jewellery, elaborate sarcophagi and crystal death skulls.
All about the Great Blue Hole that explorer Fabien Cousteau and Richard Branson are diving into
Unlike black holes. Blue holes form in seas, not space. They are deep sink holes in shallow marine waters, much deeper than the sea water around them, and usually have a deeper shade of blue, because of the depth. Unlike black holes. Blue holes form in seas, not space. They are deep sink holes in shallow marine waters, much deeper than the sea water around them, and usually have a deeper shade of blue, because of the depth.
Prince Charles: 70 years in 70 pictures
To mark the Prince of Wales' 70th birthday, we present an image from the Press Association archives from every year of his life.
The national anthem sung in Spanish, English and Garifuna, 2.5min.
Cultural day display, .5min.
Cultural day activity, 4.5min.
Battle of the Drums 2018 In Punta Gorda, 58min.
Battle of the Drums Technical meeting., min.
First direct flight on AeroMexico, 3sec. First direct flight on AeroMexico from
Mexico to Belize City arrived at the PGIA at 10:30 a.m. Saturday morning.
Belize 2018, 2min. MIke and Katie go on a mission to Belize with Tri-Cities Christian School' construction crew and medical team.
Belize vs Puerto Rico, 2min. If you missed it on your Television Friday night, Here are the highlights
Exploring the Caribbean State of Central America (Dangringa & Hopkins), 16min.
Snorkeling in Goff's Caye, Belize, 5.5min.
Diving in Belize #7, 3min. San Pedro, Belize 11/12~13/2018 with Amigos Del Mar.
Scuba Diving in Belize, 13.5min.
Day 1 of Belize 2018, 7min.
I have been to Belize 5 times and The footage is basically what we do every time we go to Belize its usually a 10-12 hour travel day (except this time) but I got it in under 10 minutes. Enjoy!
Stay tune for we are here for a week, Still plenty more adventures in Belize. You Betta Belize it!