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The San Pedro Sun

Milo Paz family files missing report
Despite reports that 49-year-old San Pedro pilot Jose 'Milo' Aljemiro died in a plane crash accident in October of this year, his family officially filed a missing person notice with the Belize Police Department on Friday, December 7th. Paz was reportedly flying a chartered aircraft from Panama when he apparently crash and died. But up-to-date, no body has been recovered, and no official report from The Panamanian Aviation Authorities has been issued on the incident. The missing report from the police indicates 46-year-old Ermijines Paz, Belizean Businesswoman, reported that on October 3, 2018 at 3PM, she dropped off her husband Jose Aljemiro Paz at the Airstrip in San Pedro, and up to the time of making this report, he had not been seen or heard from. Paz' wife further stated that on October 9, 2018, she received information that her husband was in an accident and died; however, there is no confirmation if he in fact is dead or alive.

PUP loses court case over the list of electors in Belize Rural South
A petition from the Belize Rural South (BRS) People’s United Party (PUP) to remove 15 persons registered to vote in the BRS constituency was dismissed by the San Pedro Magistrate Court on Wednesday, December 5th. The petition was officially presented to the court on November 21st where the PUP argued that the 15 registered electorates do not reside within BRS and were not eligible to vote in the said constituency. The defense from the United Democratic Party (UDP) strongly disputed the accusations, and after two weeks of careful analysis, the verdict ruled in favor of the defending side. According to the judgment, the objections presented by the PUP legal representation Attorney-at-Law Eduardo Aguilar failed to explain the difference between domicile and residence of the 15 electorates.

San Pedro BTIA chapter elects new board of directors during annual general meeting
The San Pedro chapter of the Belize Tourism Industry Association (SP BTIA) installed a new board of directors during their annual general meeting. Held on Tuesday, December 4th at El Divino Restaurant, the meeting addressed the ongoing garbage issue, neighborhood watches, the possibility of a tourist information center and membership.

Another reduction in fuel prices
On Friday, November 30th in Issue 47 Volume 28 of The San Pedro Sun, we reported that the price of regular gasoline dropped to the lowest price of the year. Now, there has been another decrease in fuel prices, reducing the consumer cost for all four types of fuel sold across Belize. According to the Belize Bureau of Standers (BBS), effective Wednesday, December 5th the price of premium gasoline went down by $0.18 to $11.32, regular gasoline went down by $0.19 to $9.76, diesel went down $0.41 to $10.75, and kerosene went down by $0.55 to $8.15. With these new fuel prices, Belizeans are seeing the largest reduction for 2018.

San Pedro Second Annual Coconut Cup a success!
Island residents and visitors enjoyed San Pedro’s Second Annual Coconut Cup held at the Angel Nuñez Auditorium from Friday, November 30th to Saturday, December 1st. The Hockey tournament was organized by San Pedro Buccaneers Hockey Team and saw the participation of two teams from Withrow Park Hockey Club in Toronto, Canada and two from San Pedro Town. The Coconut Cup officially opened with a short ceremony at 4PM on Friday, November 30th. The ceremony began with students from the Island Academy School singing the Canadian National Anthem followed by New Horizon Seventh Day Adventist School students singing the Belize National Anthem in different languages including Garifuna.

Rotary Club works to improve ceiling at Holy Cross Anglican School
Members of the Rotary Club of Ambergris Caye along with volunteers took part in a ceiling repair project at Holy Cross Anglican School in San Pedro Town from Saturday, December 1st to Sunday, December 2nd. The Project came to reality thanks to $20,000 raised with the help of the Rotary Club of Pittsburgh and the Rotary Club of White Oaks, Pennsylvania, USA, and the Rotary Foundation District. Throughout the two-days, volunteers helped in painting 201 roof boards from 9AM to 3PM. The boards are now ready to be installed in the rafters to provide the children with a cooler and a quieter environment to learn in.

Ambergris Today

Milo Paz’s Wife Files Missing Person Report For Belizean Pilot
A release form the Belize Police Department indicates that the family of Jose ‘Milo’ Aljemiro Paz, 49-year-old, Belizean, pilot of San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, has filed a missing person report. Conflicting reports at the time of his disappearance, various news media services had Milo perishing in a plane crash in Panama, Central America. The police report indicates that just yesterday, Friday, December 7, 2018, Milo’s wife, Ermijines Paz, filed a report that on October 3, 2018, at 3:00 p.m., she dropped off her husband Jose Aljemiro Paz at the Airstrip in San Pedro.

Misc Belizean Sources

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Ocean Academy's 11th Annual Gala
Thursday December 13. Please come support Caye Caulker's high school. Contact a student to buy tickets for dinner or for the program. If you don't know a student, private message me and I'll put you in touch with a student.

Corozal Annual Christmas Parade on December 16th
6:00pm, Corozal Central Park.

Videos & Photos of the Annual San Pedro Holiday Boat Parade!
Perfect evening for a boat parade...

Mitnal and Beliefs about the Afterlife
Mitnal is the Yucatec Maya name for the Underground known in K'iche' as Xibalba "The place of fright" . The lords of the Underground are representations of various forms of human suffering; they cause pain, sickness, fear, starvation, fear and finally death. The Popol Vuh has two leading death lords, but these two are really one: Both are called "Death," but while one is known as "One Death," the other is called "Seven Death." They were vanquished by the Hero Twins. In Yucatec Maya the leading lord is known as Yuum Cimil also known under various names such as Ah Puch . An Ah Puch is mentioned in the opening of the Book of Chilam Balam of Chumayel(Sacred Books of the Yucatec Maya) in passing as a ruler of the North, and one of the Xibalba attendants in the Popol Vuh is called Ahal Puh. The Maya had several forms of ancestor worship. They built figures containing ashes of the dead and brought them food on festival days. Alternatively, a temple could be built over an urn.

Centro Escolar Mexico Junior College wins basketball trophy
History Alert!!!! Our CEMJC Female Basketball team has won our very first basketball trophy by winning 3rd place in the national ATLIB basketball tournament. Congratulations ladies we are super proud of you'll!!! #GoStallions

Moving trash bin from Mr. Grumpy
"Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible". Elevation requires separation, so we separate ourselves from the Grumpy property owner who threatened to break our trash bin that we set in-front of his property today. To avoid problems with Mr. Grumpy, we did move it and the new trash bin has found its place and will serve its purpose. Of note is that the trash bin was set on the street along 5th Avenue and not on Grumpy's property. Here is the Grumpy Fish Crossing trash bin and the White Rose. Thank you Diane Handy and Losita Lee. So far, we have set up 28 drums around town. 1 has been vandalized and the other just relocated. Thanks to Deputy Mayor Otto Riverol for coming out to give us a lending hand. Keep Corozal Safe and Clean.

Tortuga Grill and Paddle Lounge Opening
Corozal - Tortuga Grill and Paddle Lounge is Opening to serve the general public on Thursday, December 13th from 11:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Please come by and try out our food and drinks menus. Our location is in-front of Rainbow Beach & Park. Bring your family and enjoy this new service with super views of our Corozal Bay and our Cerros Archaeological Site as our backdrop. We welcome you to TORTUGA! We can't wait to serve you now. For more information, please call 629-6025. Check out our Facebook page for photos.

Youth Awards Winners 2018
Congratulations to all the National Youth Awards winners! Extremely positive role models for all the Belizean youth. 6 of the winners are from Cayo. "Congratulations to all of our 2018 winners of this year’s Belize Youth Awards! The categories and winners are: Youth in Sports MALE - James Bregal (Cayo) Youth in Sports FEMALE - Jasmin Armstrong (Cayo) Outstanding Youth in Visual Arts - David Smith (Cayo) Youth Leadership & Advocacy - Kris Miller (Cayo) Volunteerism/Community Service Award - Belmopan Youth Spiritual Program (Cayo) Fellow in Youth Development Work Award- Belmopan Active Youths BAY (Cayo)

Fruits of Belize Book Launch
The Wildfire Artzmosphere will be having a book launch for 'Fruits of Belize' on Friday, December 15th. Author Irene Keesmaat will be there to sign copies of the book. There will also be spoken work poetry. "BOOK LAUNCH = Meeting the author/photographer + consuming fruits + experiencing spoken word + making good times. Meet author and photgrapher - Irene Keesmaat & get your very own signed copy of FRUITS OF BELIZE. We invite you to join us in the name of amazing Belizean fruit, spoken word and strange journeys.... Bring a special fruit from your yard to share. Local fruit wines and sweet words ... Don't Miss! It's FREE!"

Mountain Pine Ridge Cayo Birders Club 2018
clock Saturday, December 22, 2018 at 12 AM, Mountain Pine Ridge Forest Reserve. San Ignacio. Gather your 5-person team, choose your ride, polish your binos! Once you have the first three steps figured out...we will assign you an area which meets your transportation capabilities.

The Reporter

Murder at Pier One Night Club
A man was murdered at Pier One night club on Newtown Barracks in Belize City last night. The incident happened sometime around 11:45pm while Police Constable Raheem Trumbach was trying to intervene in a confrontation between Justin Burn and Ashton Middleton. A gunshot rang out and Trumbach said when he turned around he saw Asher Saunders, 20, a labourer of Baghdad Street, Belize City, on the floor with a gunshot wound to the left side of his head.

CAN BEAUTY COME FROM ASHES
And when I pray to God all I ask is Can beauty come out of ashes? Did I mention that Deadpool is one of my favourite movies? I swear Ryan Reynolds reminds me so much of me – charismatic, funny as hell, handsome. And then today I heard this song which was in Deadpool – Ashes from Celine Dion. She has a voice straight from Heaven. Kinda like this young girl Jasmine Thompson who does this cover of REM’s Everybody Hurts. Somebody sent it to me last night and wow – powerful.

WEEKEND NEWS BYTES
An American woman was robbed and raped on Thursday morning in Ladyville... A confrontation between two men at a farm in Cristo Rey Village last night has resulted in the chopping death of one... The Reporter has confirmed that a man was fatally shot at Pier One night spot on Newtown Barracks just before midnight last night... A man was knocked down and killed this morning on the George Price Highway...

Breaking Belize NewsPJ

Belizean pilot Milo Paz still missing according to Police Reports
Today, the Belize Police Department issued a report informing that Jose ‘Milo’ Paz is still missing despite alleged reports that he died in a plane crash in Panama in October 2018. Yesterday, Milo’s wife, Ermijines Paz reported to authorities that on October 3, 2018, around 3 pm, she dropped her husband, Jose Aljemiro Paz, 49, at the airstrip in San Pedro, Ambergris Caye.

Over $4,000 stolen from cashier in Belize City
Police are investigating a robbery that occurred last night in Belize City. Nathaniel Perera,22, a cashier at Benny’s Bargain Center on Freetown Road reported that about 4:35 p.m., he was standing at the entrance of the store when a man approached him and held him up.

Police investigating murder of Asher Saunders in Belize City
Police are investigating a murder that occurred last night in Belize City. According to reports, the initial investigation revealed that about 11:45 p.m., there was a fight at Pier One when Asher Saunders was allegedly shot to the left side of his head.

Man chopped to death while trying to defuse domestic dispute
San Ignacio Police are investigating a murder in Cristo Rey Village, Cayo. According to reports, last night around 11:55, police responded to an alleged report of a murder on a farm in Cristo Rey. There, police saw the lifeless body of a man with multiple chop wounds to his body.

Pick Up Your Copy of The Ultimate Belize Bucket List
Whether you’re a frequent visitor to Belize or are making plans to head to this magnificent country for the first time, you simply must buy a copy of The Ultimate Belize Bucket List, available now from Friesen Press. Also available on Amazon and other major booksellers around the world, The Ultimate Belize Bucket List is the debut book released by Larry Waight, one of Belize’s most experienced travel experts.

Kentroy McKoy, 20, arraigned for murder of “Tazzy”
Belize City cops have charged one man in connection with themurder of Arthur “Tazzy” Flowers, 44. The accused is Kentroy McKoy, 20. On Friday McKoy was arraigned before Senior Magistrate Aretha Ford in Belize City on one count of murder. No plea was taken and he was remanded to the Hattieville Prison until February 20, 2019.

Man knocked down by SUV near St. Mathew’s Village
Our newsroom has received confirmed reports of a fatal roadtraffic accident. According to reports, a man was knocked down near St. Matthew’s Village in the Cayo District sometime this morning. He was reportedly hit by an SUV.

Another man shot and killed in Belize City
Last night Belize City recorded yet another murder and this time at a popular night-time hang out spot. The victim has been identified as Asher Saunders. Sometime around midnight, he was at Pier One Bar at the BTL Park when he was shot in the head.

Blogs

Belize Expat Health Insurance Advice
Expat health insurance is a common thing that people who are looking to move to Belize do research on. It can be a confusing topic and easy to fall down a deep internet rabbit hole looking for answers. I decided to reach out to a well-qualified source to help take the guesswork out of Expat health insurance options. She also covers the two main types of policies and what to look for when you are comparing companies or in the fine print. Deanna Marie works at Global International Insurance Advisor for Pacific Prime Insurance Brokers and provided a thorough impartial view on expat insurance.

Videos

  • Annual San Pedro Holiday Boat Parade!, 1min.

  • San Pedro Holiday Boat Parade!, 2.5min.

  • Corozal Christmas lighting, 2min.

  • Corozal Christmas lighting 2, 1.5min.

  • BOAT PARADE IN SAN PEDRO, .5min.

  • Stann Creek: Kerry, Clove, Randy, Annika in Belize, 9min.

  • Welcome to Jungle Jeanies Hopkins Belize, 5min. Jungle Jeanies Beach Cabanas in Hopkins Stann Creek Belize The best place to unwind and disconnect and enjoy the beach life

  • Boat Rides and Temples | Belize, 11min.