Greg Dillon, a fisherman, went fishing in the vicinity of the Turneffe area on Saturday and was expected back on Monday; however, when he did not return the family became concerned. Love news spoke with Genay Dillon, his wife, who said this is the first time that her husband has gone to sea and not …
400 Belize City youths get an early Xmas Treat
Embassies of Mexico, Taiwan, USA, Guatemala along with the British High Commission teamed up for a Christmas event with the Belize Police Department to share seasonal joy with about 400 Belize City youths. Senior Superintendent Howell Gillett, told the media yesterday that each child would go home with a gift. Howell Gillet Senior Superintendent Police: …
GSU mobile knocks down toddler
A two year old boy, Tevin Cacho was seriously injured last night. A ruckus was created on the south side of Belize City when a vehicle knocked down the toddler. The man who was driving the vehicle was an on-duty Gang Supression Unit member. Johnelle Mckenzie Reports. Johnelle Mckenzie: “First it was children being caught …
Nigel Hawke’s Solgen no more
The Solicitor General, or we should say the former Solicitor General, Nigel Hawke will not be serving another term in that position as his contract has not been renewed. In an interview with Prime Minister Dean Barrow today, he said the recommendation was made by Attorney General Michael Peyrefitte. Honorable Dean Barrow Prime Minister of …
Belize and Guatemala Meet on the Football Pitch
The dialogue between the twos sovereign nation continues on all levels. This evening, youths, Belizean and Guatemalan met, not in a conference room, but a football pitch. Athletes from the Under 17 teams of both countries played a friendly match at the Marion Jones Sporting Complex while the leaders continued to dialogue. Love News spoke …
Farm worker still missing
Another man is also in the headlines under similar circumstances. Police still have no clues as to the whereabouts of a man originally from Mexico but spent the last thirty years living on a farm in Belize. 71-year-old Teresa Obrien told the Orange Walk police that her farm caretaker, Arturo Gomez has been missing since …
BNCF GRANT AWARD CEREMONY
Belize Nature Conservation Foundation held a grant award ceremony. Some of the awardees spoke to Love News about how they will utilize their funds in their respective agencies. Celia Mahung: “The Belize Nature Conservation Foundation held a grant award ceremony at the Guanacaste National Park. Approximately $114,000 Bz was granted to three conservation NGO’s namely …
PG SENIOR CITIZENS XMAS
Across the country, hope and love are themes which continue to counter the crime and apathy that has gripped different social groups. An organization called HOPE has decided to share love with senior citizens in Punta Gorda. Toledo Correspondent Paul Mahung reports. Paul Mahung: “A special Christmas celebration was held yesterday afternoon for Senior Citizens …
Guatemala is new President Pro Tempore of SICA
The 52nd Meeting of the Heads of State and Government of the Central American Integration System (SICA) was hosted by Belize. In a brief opening ceremony, Prime Minister Dean Barrow spoke of the achievements and challenges of the SICA while Belize held the sixth month position of President Pro Tempore. Prime Minister Barrow says that …
Rough Sea Conditions may have been the cause of drowning
Earlier in the week, 41-year-old Rudy Morales, a bus company owner and several relatives went on a fishing trip that ended tragically when the boat capsized at the mouth of the New River near the entrance to the Corozal Bay. The police said that there was a small craft warning and the weather may have …
Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales says “Yes” to the ICJ is the right path to take
Heads of states of the eight member countries of the Central American Integration System (SICA) were in Belize on Friday for the 52nd Meeting of the Heads of State and Government. But prior to the meeting, Prime Minister Dean Barrow and Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales spoke during a bilateral session …
Home invasion in Guinea Grass Village
Early Thursday morning there was an invasion of a woman’s home invasion in Guinea Grass Village. Assistant Commissioner of Police Joseph Myvett, the head of the NCIB says they are investigating as best they can.
ACP Joseph Myvett: “There was an aggravated burglary also this morning sometime after 2 AM in Guinea Grass Village …
Time to get your Christmas Wine
It’s officially 11 days to Christmas and people tend to flock to department stores in Belize, across the border and also online to do their shopping for that perfect gift. But many Belizeans living abroad and at home prefer traditional items like a black cake, local music and of course, Christmas wine …
Belize Healthcare’s Dialysis Unit internationally certified
Dialysis treatment is a life saviour for those who are suffering from kidney failure. Belize Healthcare Partners Limited is one of the few medical institution which provides this treatment and now the dialysis unit at Belize Healthcare Partners Limited is the only unit which is now internationally certified …
Aneshia Young, 23, now missing for 5 days
It has been four long and worrisome days for the family of Aneshia “Anny” Young, 23, since she went missing on the morning of Sunday, December 9. Since Tuesday, December 11, her family has been forming search parties with other persons willing to help to try and locate her.
Today, Amandala spoke to her cousin, Sheree Salgado, who told us that they had received a reliable tip that they might find Young somewhere between Bermudian Landing and Lemonal, in the Belize District.
When we went to that area, we saw people coming out of the bushes and joining up with different groups who were standing on the road.
Dr. Jane Usher CBE, HRCU’s iconic leader, dies at 101
In today’s internet world, news almost travels as fast as the speed of light, and that is how news of the passing of Dr. Jane Usher was telegraphed into the consciousness of Belizeans everywhere this morning, even in the House of Representatives, where, just 5 hours after her death, members observed a moment of silence for the Holy Redeemer Credit Union’s (HRCU) iconic “Miss Jane,” whose work in the credit union movement touched the lives of tens of thousands of Belizeans.
Mrs. Usher, an older sister of the Father of the Nation/late national hero, Rt. Hon. George Price, died peacefully at her Philip Goldson Highway home, surrounded by family members. She was 101 years old.
Belize’s fear-mongering Foreign Minister Wilfred Elrington
Each time Foreign Minister Wilfred “Sedi” Elrington gets an opportunity to educate the Belizean people on the question of the Guatemala claim and the matter of taking it to the International Court of Justice, he squanders the opportunity with his never-ending attempt to spread fear in the minds of Belizeans.
Today was no exception when Elrington was interviewed at the Philip Goldson International Airport, where he had gone, presumably to meet the Guatemala President Jimmy Morales, who arrived in the country to attend the SICA Heads of Government Summit.
BEL wants to increase electricity rates
About 6 months ago, Belize Electricity Limited (BEL) had attempted to increase electricity rates by 7.1%, from $0.3699 per kilowatt hour to $0.3954. Instead, in May, the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) only approved an increase of 4.4%, which set the mean electricity rate at $0.3862 per kilowatt hour.
This had been approved from the period of July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2020. On Tuesday, December 11, however, BEL issued a press release in which they announced that the day before, December 10, they notified the PUC that they are proposing to increase the electricity rates again, this time to $0.4150 per kilowatt hour.
Guatemalan president Jimmy Morales arrives in Belize for SICA summit
Belize is hosting the SICA Heads of Government Summit and this afternoon the Guatemalan president, Jimmy Morales, who will be attending that summit, touched down at the Philip Goldson International Airport in a private jet.
SICA is the Central American Integration System, of which Belize became a full member in 2000, and since becoming a member, Belize has hosted several SICA Heads of Government Summits.
The SICA Pro-tempore Presidency rotates once every six months among its members, which are Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama.
St. John’s Church Soup Kitchen: A decade of feeding the city’s needy
This morning, a small group of people gathered outside in the yard of St John’s Church Soup Kitchen, on Albert Street West, a short distance from the historic cathedral. On a Tuesday morning, it’s not strange to see people in the church’s soup kitchen yard. Every Tuesday, hundreds of people are certain they will be fed. Inside the small concrete structure, which serves as the kitchen, about a dozen volunteer workers are busy, putting the finishing touches to the day’s meal, which is not the usual serving of soup, but hearty portions of the Church’s annual Christmas dinner that is now in its tenth year.
Around 11:00 a.m., the Anglican Bishop, Philip Wright, and Reverend Lloyd Taylor, arrive and prayers are said, as the day’s work of feeding begins in earnest.
Winning times at inaugural Colin E. Thurton Invitational Track Meet, December 1
As we had promised in last Friday’s issue, here are the results from the inaugural Colin E. Thurton Invitational Track Meet, held on Saturday, December 1, at the Marion Jones Sports Complex. The information was provided to us by organizer Mark Usher of PROTO, who has teamed up with Belizean sprinting legend, Colin E. Thurton to conduct what is planned to become a quarterly national event:
200m Boys (Juniors 14-18 yrs): 1st Place – Francis Dujon, 28.63 sec; 2nd Jalen O’Brian 31.41 sec; 3rd Dean Belisle 32.31 sec.
WW Rustic Korner 1st Race results – Sunday, December 9
Here are the results from the Weekend Warriors’ (WW) 1st ever Rustic Korner Race held yesterday, travelling from Leslie’s Imports through the Boom Road and onto the Philip Goldson (Northern) Highway heading east, to turn around at the approach to Haulover Bridge, then on to the finish at the Airport Plaza, about 200 yards from Sky Supermarket in Ladyville.
“A” & “B” class riders did the same route, but the “B” left at 9:00 a.m., and the “A” left at 9:30 a.m. Twenty-two (22) of 23 starters finished the “A” race, while all 8 “B” starters completed the journey.
Stann Creek FA 1st Division Amateur reg. season ends; semifinals this weekend
The regular season ended this weekend for the Stann Creek Football Association (SCFA) 1st Division Amateur September Season with Week 11 games on Friday, December 7, at the Carl Ramos Stadium; and the Week 12 best-of-2 games semifinal playoffs are scheduled for this coming weekend.
In the opener on Friday, Pomona Warriors over-powered Pomona Strikers, 6-3, with goals from Harrison Roches, Sr. (11’ & 80’), Orlando Acosta (27’), Yibemeh Lewis (68’ & 84’) and Gilbert Swazo (88’); while the strikers got a goal each from Jason Palacio (6’), Ashton Smith (60’) and Tyler Peters (89’).
ATLIB National Volleyball Tournament 2018
The Association of Tertiary Level Institutions of Belize (ATLIB) held its National Basketball Tournament last Saturday, December 8, at the Russel “Chiste” Garcia Auditorium and the Stann Creek Ecumenical College Auditorium in Dangriga.
We would like to thank all athletes, coaches, sports coordinators, staff, administration, medical personnel, referees (BABO), police, media and fans who came out to watch the games. Most certainly, they witnessed athletic performances of the highest quality in a spirit of sportsmanship and fair play.
Editorial: Too much grief plus $108 million
A 2018 World Health Organization fact sheet says that 1.35 million people die in road traffic accidents (RTAs) each year, and that the cost of RTAs for most countries is about 3% of their gross domestic product (GDP). (Some might dispute the WHO’s estimation of the costs of RTAs. For sure, these include immediate loss of life; loss of production over span of life; private insurance costs; vehicle loss, damages; hospital costs; public insurance costs; disabilities….)
The website, worldlifeexpectancy.com, said that 77 Belizeans died in RTAs in 2017. The website did not mention the number of non-fatal injuries caused by RTAs last year. It is doubtful that the final tally of tragedies on the roads will be any better than it was last year.
Muffles College Memoirs Part 2
Thank you very much for publishing my “Muffles College Memoirs” in the leading newspaper of Belize. It drew the attention of many colleagues and I hope it helps to gain some readers and sell some papers.
Anyway, at “Chendo” Urbina’s funeral I was introduced to Sister Caritas Lawrence by Mrs. Johnson, Muffles High School’s current principal, and Sister Leona Panton was with her. I had not mentioned that Sister Panton was the principal at Muffles in 1971, the year we graduated. That was after Sister Lois was transferred — don’t know where, haven’t heard from or about her since then.
Romel Cuello’s thoughts on travel documents for Belizeans
A band of persons from Orange Walk were today detained for going across the Rio Hondo to the picturesque village of Botes in Mexico, and returning without reporting to the Immigration office. Present were Rene Cuello, Wilfrido Novelo, Matthew Williams, Giovanni Antonio De La Fuente, all outstanding citizens.
Dillon Jones, a slightly incapacitated person representing Universal Radio, was roughed up by a police officer. After a couple hours, they were released without charges.
Rene Cuello states that he has had enough of seeing persons denied the pass at the border because they do not have a “travel document”, even though they can identify themselves as Belizean citizens.
Musings of the Curious Non-Conformist
’ve been missing in action for a couple of weeks with school, work and some travel to the land of our comrade, Fidel Castro, for a bit; and for my delay in delivering my thoughts I must apologize. Who knows, maybe the hiatus was good for both of us, and well it might have kept me out of some ‘heat of the moment’ outbursts. My time in Cuba was eye-opening, to say the least, and I hope to share some musings on that visit, but I have not had time to sit with myself and sift through those revelations as yet. Nor am I in any mood to tackle any news, not now — that in itself will require mental preparation.
What I do want to talk about is music. It’s an art that the universal Creator blessed us with. We have a natural affinity for it, we honor it and we ourselves create it.
Hector Silva is stoning the wrong mango tree
n Monday night, on Darrel and Troy’s show on Love FM, former government minister, historian, Brother Hector Silva, gave a full explanation of the 1859 treaty, and why it is as watertight as a well-made pataki. Mr. Silva explained why Guatemala has no claim over us because of Article Seven of the 1859 treaty. Mr. Silva is absolutely in step with the YES vote when it comes to the 1859 treaty.
The funny thing is that Mr. Silva aims his arrow at the YES proponents, people who are absolute believers, when the philistines in the mix are the NO proponents of the Belize Peace movement, especially Mr. Bradley and Mr. Rogers.
The rooster came home to roost, said Mayor Bernard Wagner
“Nowhere in the Caribbean or in the world, you would have municipalities sanctioning nightclubs, bars, etc. smack in the middle of a recreational center. So that in itself is a situation that is untenable,” Belize City mayor, Bernard Wagner, told the media this morning at a press briefing at City Hall.
The bar in the park is a problem that has returned to the forefront of public discussion in the wake of a weekend shooting incident which claimed the life of a patron and which caused a panic at the BTL Park when bar patrons had to fight their way through the single entrance, a violation of the Fire Department’s safety rules, during the mayhem that ensued when the shooting occurred inside.
With proposed amendment to ROPA, Hon. Kareem Musa waits for regular House sitting
One Opposition, People’s United Party member of the House of Representatives, Hon. Kareem Musa, area representative for the Caribbean Shores constituency, has embarked on a solitary mission to enable Belizeans living in the diaspora to vote in next April’s national referendum which will determine if Belize should submit Guatemala’s territorial claim for adjudication at the International Court of Justice (ICJ).
Hon. Musa has decided to utilize a little known parliamentary procedure known as a Private Member’s Bill to seek an amendment to the Representation of the People Act, (ROPA) Chapter 9 of the Substantive Laws of Belize, Revised Edition 2011.
AG Peyrefitte “fearful” of Guatemala’s response if diaspora Belizeans allowed to vote in ICJ referendum
The Government of Belize appears to lack the necessary political will to embrace its citizens living in the diaspora, because it has done nothing to involve them in the upcoming International Court of Justice referendum—the most important existential question facing post-independence Belize.
It is this same government led by Prime Minister Dean Barrow which passed an amendment to the Representation of the People’s Act, removing the high threshold for a referendum result to be valid and making the threshold a simple majority of the votes cast so that it becomes parallel to Guatemala’s referendum process.
NTUCB gets new president
Over this past weekend, Saturday, December 8, and Sunday, December 9, the National Trade Union Congress of Belize (NTUCB) held their 52nd annual general meeting at the ITVET in Corozal Town, at which they elected a new president. Marvin Mora, from the Belize Energy Workers Union (BEWU), who had been president in 2015-2017, succeeds Floyd Neal as president.
Clifford Martinez, from the Public Service Union (PSU), replaced Jacqueline Willoughby as the first vice president, while Lorelei Westby of the Belize Water Services Workers Union remains as second vice president.
A LEGACY IS GONE – A LEGACY LIVES ON
Whether they chose to mourn her passing or to celebrate her life, Belizeans at home and abroad acknowledged this week that the country lost a Belizean icon, with the passing of Dr. Jane Usher.
Usher passed away on Tuesday, December 12 around 5 a.m. at the age of 101. Her grandson, Henry Usher, explained that she had suffered a fall last year and her health deteriorated steadily after that. Usher said that she died in “peaceful prayer” surrounded by her loved ones.
FORGIVE ME FATHER FOR YOU HAVE SINNED
By: Major Lloyd Jones (Ret’d). In September Pope Francis summoned the Presidents of the Church’s Conferences of Bishops from around the world, to address the one thing that could diminish the Church: child sexual abuse. The Pope has been facing mounting pressures over revelations of the extent of the “child abuse scandal” and what appears to be institutional abetment to conceal such abuses.
EDITORIAL – December 14th. 2018
BY: Mr. Harry Lawrence. The Police Department announced last week that it had arrested and detained a group of senior public officers for what appeared to be contraband goods.
The announcement said the men would not be tried in open court, but the matter would be dealt with privately at a hearing for Public Officers.
Does this mean that public officers have hidden rights under the law which ordinary folks don’t have?
BELIZEANS DETAINED FOR ILLEGAL ENTRY INTO BELIZE
The eight, who included Orange Walk businessman Rene Cuello and Northern Territorial Volunteers (NTV) member Giovanni de la Fuente, were detained in Santa Cruz Village, Orange Walk on Saturday afternoon upon their return from San Francisco Botes, a Mexican community accessible via the Rio Hondo.
MILO PAZ, REPORTED MISSING 2 MONTHS AFTER HE REPORTEDLY DIED
Police say that Ermijines Paz made the “Missing Person’s Report” last week Friday at the San Pedro Police Station, stating that she had dropped off her husband at the San Pedro Municipal Airstrip on October third, with the understanding that he was going to do “some business” at Flores, Peten, Guatemala.
Breaking Belize News
Belizean killed in Melchor,Guatemala
Information to BBN is that aBelizean national has been killed in Melchor, Guatemala. He has been […]
Financial audit of Corozal Town Council reveals rampant corruption of public assets under previous administration
The newly elected Corozal Town Council has just completed an internal audit. The audit, explosive in […]
NEMO hosts awards ceremony and banquet
On Wednesday, December 12, 2018, the National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO) hosted its 2018 Emergency Awards and […]
Police investigating home invasion incident in Guinea Grass
Police are investigating a home invasion that occurred yesterday morning in Guinea Grass Village, Orange Walk […]
Couple charged for drug trafficking in Corozal
A firefighter attached to the Corozal free zone and a woman have been charged for drug […]
GSU officer served with Notice of Intended Prosecution for knocking down 2-year-old baby
An officer attached to the Gang Suppression Unit (GSU) has been served with a Notice of […]
Embassies in Belize contribute to Children’s Christmas Cheer
The Embassies in Belize from Mexico, USA, Taiwan, Brazil and Guatemala including the British High […]
Social Security Board announces new changes for social security cards
The Belize Social Security Board (SSB) is making significant changes to the social security card processes […]
Joint Enforcement Protocol For Chiquibul and Vaca Forests signed
Yesterday, the Ministry of National Security (MNS) in conjunction with the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries, Forestry, […]
Taiwan Embassy donates new vehicle to Belmopan City Council
Yesterday, the Embassy of the Republic of China (Taiwan) in Belize announced via a press […]
Child knocked down by police vehicle in Belize City
A child was involved in a traffic accident with a police vehicle last night in […]
One man detained for murder of Asher Saunders
On Friday night Asher Saunders was shot dead at the Pier OneBar and Grill in […]
Police may charge mother for neglect in case of 11-month baby that drowned
On Monday a child drowned inside a bucket in Belama, Belize City. Today Assistant Superintendent of […]
Most Beautiful Day of the Year on Ambergris Caye
Yesterday was glorious. Sandwiched between two cold fronts (see yesterday’s post) – the sun is beaming, the cooler breeze is blowing and the humidity is low. The beach was looking fantastic, town was sparkling and I’m sure the birds and butterflies were singing together.
The sea floor is starting to clear up…but much of the seagrass has died with this year’s sargasso influx. Nice to see the little fish back and the water clear…
Lunch time. And MY FAVORITE SPECIAL at Briana’s Deli. I told you it was a great day didn’t I?
The magical combo of fried rice, potato salad and meatballs.
Leave nothing but memories behind
As a visitor to Belize, you may be surprised to learn that roughly 26% of our land and sea is preserved within a total of 95 reserves, which vary in purpose and level of protection. Our commitment to protecting these environmentally sensitive areas that are home to unique and even endangered flora and fauna above and below our Caribbean Sea runs deep, and we are proud to share the beauty of Belize with the thousands of visitors who grace our country each year. Many of our protected areas are popular tourist destinations that can experience a high volume of ‘visitor love’ when explored, and even locations outside of these protected areas can see too much of a good thing, causing stress on our sensitive environments. As travelers who want to be mindful of ways to minimize our tourism footprint, less impact can go a long way in preserving the long-range sustainability of these areas and protect them for generations to come.
A Very Early Look At The 2019 Atlantic, Caribbean & Gulf Of Mexico Hurricane Season
I know it’s early, but I wanted to go over what I’m already looking at in terms of signals for the 2019 Atlantic Hurricane Season. Bottom line is that the forecast is a very difficult one as it hinges heavily on whether we will still be in El Nino conditions or whether we will be headed towards neutral ENSO conditions. Also, as usual, how warm the ocean temperatures are and how strong the overall shear is will dictate activity levels in 2019.
In terms of ENSO conditions, we are currently in weak El Nino conditions and probably will remain in at least weak El Nino conditions throughout this winter into the Spring of 2019. Turning towards Summer of 2019, the ENSO model guidance are split between calling for a weak El Nino and calling for neutral ENSO conditions. So, if we do see El Nino conditions persist through much of the 2019 Hurricane season, it could mean a inactive season in terms of numbers. On the other hand, should we see neutral ENSO conditions during the 2019 Hurricane season, it could mean a very active season in terms of the number of storms that form.
Your Favorite New Caribbean Island Isn’t an Island at All
There aren’t many secrets left in the Caribbean islands, but there might be just one: Belize. Maybe it’s because this Central American nation isn’t an island at all. Or perhaps it’s because it’s only partially in the Caribbean, wedged underneath the scorpion’s tail of Mexico and bordering Guatemala to
the east. Most likely, though, it’s because Belize isn’t beckoning you the way the glossy isles of St. Barts and St. Lucia have for so long. This laid-back nation of sandy roads, beach-shack restaurants, and seriously impressive ruins is better at playing hard to get than it is at luring finicky tourists with frozen daiquiris and couples’ massages.
But, like it or not (spoiler alert: we like it), Belize is about to see a spate of new hotels—and luxurious though they may be, they’re promising
to preserve the
local experience without destroying its unapologetically authentic essence.
Plastic Found in Great Blue Hole in Belize
"The bottom line with plastic pollution is that there's plastic everywhere," said Gaelin Rosenwaks, founder of Global Ocean Exploration, during an EcoWatch Live interview on Facebook Thursday. The interactive live interview with Rosenwaks—who just got back from an expedition diving deep into the Great Blue Hole in Belize—inspired EcoWatchers to educate themselves on plastic pollution and commit to solutions.
"It doesn't matter where you go ... whether you are in the open sea ... or at the bottom of the blue hole, you're going to see plastic," said Rosenwaks who brings cutting-edge research from global expeditions to the public through film and photography.
Belize PM calls for unity among Central American countries
Central American leaders began a summit here Friday against the backdrop of increased migration to North America, the impact of climate change as well as crime and security on the region.
Prime Minister Dean Barrow told the leaders from the seven countries that form the Central American Integrated System (SICA) conference that it was necessary for there to be greater collaboration or face the prospect of “hanging separately”. He said migration for example had been a major talking point in the region as citizens from the Central America move towards in a bid to secure a better way of life and escape the criminal gang violence.
“Many of our citizens have been seeking under the most onerous conditions to go north in search of security or economic opportunities or both.
San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize
"This palm-studded, all-inclusive private island resort just off the coast of Belize is punctuated with just seven villas. It’s the perfect getaway for beach-seeking travelers who place a premium on absolute seclusion and attentive service – and have the wherewithal to afford it." The four-acre island resort is a seven-minute boat ride from San Pedro (also known as Ambergris Caye), which is Belize’s second-largest island and lies 35 miles from the capital, Belize City. Most guests fly into Philip S.W. Goldson International Airport (BZE) and then take a 15-minute puddle-jumper flight to San Pedro (SPR) before boarding the resort’s launch. Cayo Espanto is 30 minutes by boat from Hol Chan Marine Reserve and Shark Ray Alley.
Central American Macroeconomic Prospects 2014-2018 with Forecast to 2022
This research delves into the macroeconomic outlook for Central American countries, with respect to political environment, GDP growth, and demographics. Countries analyzed as part this research include Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Panama. The study period for this research is 2014 to 2022, with estimates for 2018, and forecasts for 2019 to 2022.
Political unrest and instability are challenges across most of these economies, with, for example, the President of Honduras sworn in January 2018 for a second term amid protests. Similarly, in Nicaragua, there were violent clashes in 2018 following protests against government reforms. Costa Rica has been struggling in the recent years to get fiscal reforms passed, with the newly elected President facing the important task of securing approvals for a fiscal reform package.
THE BOOKS OF CHILAM BALAM, KUKULKAN AND THE ORIGIN OF THE WORD MAYA, 1/2min. Normally, to the Maya of the Peninsula of Yucatan they are attributed the domination of Maya, that could derive from the expression Ma'yaan Ja, that is to say, place where the water does not abound, or Máay Já, place where the water sits, for the abundant presence of cenotes. Mayab, original name of the Yucatan Peninsula in Maya language. Ma'ya'ab, in Maya language means: few, not many (ma, which means negation and ya'ab, many). In toponymic terms it would be the place where there are few people or chosen people. The ancient Maya city of Mayapan, meaning "Standard of the Maya people"
Stream of the Opening Ceremony
2018 SICA SUMMIT- BELIZE, 1hr30min.
BWS Customer Appreciation Raffle Drawing, 18min.
Channel 5 Obituaries, 2min.
ICJ Independence (Patrick BPM), 60min.
Just had thousands of large fish feeding in a frenzy right off our beach area, 1/2min. They've been coming for around 15 minutes now. We're told they're jacks heading for the Rio Hondo.
Belize National Volleyball Team Training, 3min. Quick hitting drill with a few of the guys from the men's national team Belize. Featuring:
#15 - Bryton Codd,
#6 - Francis Hauze,
#11 - Karym Coleman,
#20 - Rasheed Gamboa,
#8 - Zachary Garbutt,
#3 - Jaylen Manzanero (setter).
Belize Trip 2018, 8min. Just a little attempt of putting together a video of our trip to San Pedro, Belize
Christmas pagent in Placencia Belize, 2min.
An Earthship in Belize, 5min. This is an earthship and it's also Belize's largest recycling project.
On our way back from the Mayan sites we noticed a place with a juice bar. We stopped in and while the juice bar wasn't available we received something far better.
Belize City to San Ignacio, 8min. After going to Caye Caulker, I went to San Ignacio in Cayo District. It’s about a two hour drive from Belize City. I went to many tourist sites. Including some off the beaten path like Caracol.
Hamanasi Adventure Resort Belize, 4min. One year wedding anniversary vacation.
Shell House & Goodbye Belize, 17min. We leave Sapodilla Cayes to Tom Owen's Caye where we find a very unusual Shell House, made of Conch shells. Invited by the owners we take a tour through the house and its history.
It's time to leave Belize but not before we visit the tiniest island ever with no name.
Hol Chan Marine Reserve Belize, 6min. Caveman tours on Hol Chan Marine Reserve. Caye Caulker, Belize.
Christmas In Town 2018, 68min.