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The San Pedro Sun

Football Marathon fundraiser held to help footballer Andrew Allen
A football marathon to raise funds for footballer Andrew Allen was held on Sunday, December 23rd at the Ambergris Stadium. Originally from the Orange Walk District, Allen is a former player with the island’s San Pedro Pirates Football Club and needs assistance after being diagnosed with kidney stones. The event organized by Councilor Hector ‘Tito’ Alamilla sought to raise funds to help Allen cover a surgery that will cost around $6,000 Belize dollars. The marathon saw the participation of eight teams for all-day football action. Teams included Island Sharks, G Strikers, Vince Assassins, Warriors, Fambo Boys, Captain G, Terror Squad and Catrachos.

Misc Belizean Sources

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Canucks’ NYE Bash
Ring in the new year at Crazy Canucks! We will have party favors, free shots and specials all night. And a champagne toast at midnight! DJ begins at 8pm. Want to stay away from the crazy crowds in town? Party with us! We still get a great view of the fireworks at midnight.

"ARTURO VENCES" Musical Comedy Show in Corozal
Princess Casino Free Zone, Corozal invites you to the launching of their first Laugh Out Loud New Year weekend, with the musical comedy show of "ARTURO VENCES". Don't miss out. It is happening Friday, January 4th and Saturday, January 5th, 2019 starting at 10:00 p.m.

The Reporter

WANTED – CIVIC MINDED VOLUNTEERS FOR CLEAN-UP EFFORT TOMORROW Dec. 31st.
The members of the Ahmadiyya Muslim community in Belize have planned to usher in 2019 by cleaning up the old capital. Leader of the growing sect, Imam Naveed Mangla informed the Reporter this evening that the selfless activity reflects the teachings of Islam – that mankind is the caretaker of the Earth – and that we must work to protect it. It also conforms with Islam’s Prophet Muhammad’s belief that cleanliness is a part of faith.

BELIZE CITY MAN PERISHES IN TRAFFIC ACCIDENT
A Belize City man was killed in a traffic accident early this morning on the Southern Highway. He is Cliff Russell Usher, 47. Police say they discovered Usher’s body near his badly damaged Grand Cherokee vehicle sometime before 3:00am this morning near the Kanantik Junction.

Breaking Belize NewsPJ

Belize City man dies on a fatal traffic accident on the Southern Highway
here was a fatal road traffic accident reported early this morning. It occurred just before 3 a.m. near the Kanatik Junction on the Southern Highway. When police arrived at the scene, they saw a grey Grand Cherokee extensively damaged on the right-hand side of the road. A few yards away from the vehicle was the body of Cliff Russell Usher, 47. […]

Police remove two guns from Belize City streets
Proactive policing has led to the removal of two guns from the streets of Belize City. On Friday before midnight, police conducted a search on Berger Field situated on Vernon Street. That is where they found a silver 9mm Ruger brand firearm along with one magazine containing (13) 9mm live rounds of ammunition. […]

PM Barrow: Belize will win at the ICJ
In his New Year’s message to Belizeans, Prime Minister Dean Barrow shared with Belizeans his reasons for voting Yes to take Guatemala’s longstanding claim on Belize’s territory to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) for final settlement. […]

PM Barrow: Belize had stellar economic growth in 2018
PM Barrow in his New Year’s message to Belizeans reported that Belize had a stellar economic growth in 2018. Barrow said that his government welcomed a number of boosts in the last part of 2018 that were powered by good financial news, good tourism news, and good diplomatic news. […]

PM Barrow: Crime and Violence were Belize’s greatest challenge in 2018
Prime Minister Dean Barrow informed Belizeans in his New Year’s address that crime and violence were Belize’s greatest challenge in 2018. “Perhaps the darkest, most threatening cloud is our continuing inability to contain crime and violence to hold down the murder rate, to provide the proper level of citizen security. […]

Blogs

Turning Belize into Margaritaville…Is this the Direction We Want to Go?
If something is good, more of it is better. Change and embracing change is always a good thing, right? Progress, progress, progress. Don’t stand in the way of progress. Change isn’t always good. What if we are changing what makes Belize special and desirable? What if there is change with no proper infrastructure or plan (or a plan that is just totally ignored)? If we open 1000 new hotel rooms without a capable water or sewage system, what do we have? Perhaps we should be identifying and amplifying what makes Belize SO desirable rather than trying to change it into Margaritaville. And by Margaritaville, I am not picking Jimmy Buffett or his music, I am highlighting a type of resort or restaurant that could be anywhere…nondescript, all inclusive, predictable “island inspired Margaritaville lifestyle”. A place more about the brand than the actual location. I think we need to be really careful. Really REALLY careful.

International Sourcesizz

The top 10 of places to visit in 2019, from Belize to Tasmania and Napa/Sonoma in between
Wherever you live, there’s a good chance 2018 tempted you to run away. We’re OK with that. In fact, we’ve been vetting likely destinations and we’ve found 10— three in the U.S., the rest scattered around the planet that beckon you to escape. Several are islands and only one is a big city. The most rigorous element in our profoundly unscientific selection process is the order: It’s alphabetical. Otherwise, we looked for cities, regions, islands and countries on the brink of dramatic changes, unveiling new attractions and adding infrastructure. We also aimed for geographical balance. Belize: This small, English-speaking Caribbean country, just south of Mexico’s Yucatán state, is full of jungle, white-sand beaches and the second-largest reef system in the world. It’s a place for snorkeling, diving, kayaking and caving. Most international visitors arrive by cruise ship as day-trippers, but the country counted 427,000 overnight visitors in 2017, an all-time high. Many head straight from Goldson International Airport to Ambergris Caye, Caye Caulker (popular with budget travelers) and the Cayo area (Maya ruins in the jungle).

Top 10 inspiring and happy environmental stories of 2018
This year, we saw substantial efforts to beef up protection of areas that are important for wildlife. The government of Belize created one of Central America’s largest biological corridors to provide safe passage for wild animals like jaguars, pumas and Baird’s tapir to move freely between two big reserves in the country. This highly important corridor would not have been achieved without the commitment of the government, conservation groups and private landowners in conservation initiatives. Last month, Honduras pledged to protect a third of the tropical rainforests found in the Moskitia landscape, Central America’s second-largest rainforest, where one of the wild places in the region exists.

Videos

  • Scuba Diving in Belize 2018, 20min. Our scuba diving vacation in Belize in December of 2018. Filmed with a GoPro Hero7 Black in 4K. 10 dives with Amigos Del Mar dive shop including the Blue Hole. Jungle tour to Myan ruins and a cave tubing trip. The Hero 7 did an absolutely amazing job with image stabilization and video quality. The colors are incredible even without using a red filter on any of the dives.

  • Welcome to Belize American Airlines, 11min. View of flight into Belize

  • BMF Divers - Ambergris Caye Belize 2018, 3.5min.

  • Cave Tubing in Belize, 4min. This is towards the middle of the tour. The waterfall within the cave was fantastic.

  • Belize Sharks Adventures Summer 2018, 5.5min. Fantastic scuba diving off the coast of Belize with Nerf sharks! What a great time with our guides from Sea Star as my brother and I took to the waters and enjoyed so much wildlife and nature!

  • BELIZE 2k18, 10min.