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The San Pedro Sun

Belize Red Cross Trains and Donates Equipment to NEMO
Minister of Transport and National Emergency Management, Hon Edmond Castro, this morning received on behalf of NEMO a donation of equipment from the Belize Red Cross to assist in disaster preparation and response. Making the donation on behalf of the Belize Red Cross was its Director General, Lily Bowman. The donation, valued at over 20 thousand dollars, includes a drone, Portable Open Street Map Server and Open Data Kit, all used for data collection in Community Development & Resilience, Accountability & Transparency in Disaster Relief Operations.

Misc Belizean Sources

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La Ruta Maya 2019
The 2019 La Ruta Maya is just under 2 months away. This year, it starts on Friday, March 8th, and finishes on Monday, March 11th. If you want to register your team, there are forms at Yoli's Pizza. "Counting down to the 2019 Belikin La Ruta Maya Belize River Challenge!"

Beach Clean Up Success!
We were honored to be able to assist 30 students who travelled all the way from Belize City to show the beaches of La Isla Bonita some seriously needed love! A huge thank you to Saint Catherine Academy Wavemakers Club and Saint John’s College - these are some seriously dedicated and hard working individuals! Today was a shock to many. I asked one of the members what she thought of the state of the beach. She stated, “Of all the places the Wavemakers have cleaned, this beach is by far the most polluted location we’ve seen”. There wasn’t just trash on the surface of the sand, but buried deep and nearly buried forever were tangled ropes, plastic bags, thousands of bottles, and bits and pieces from long forgotten single use items.

Jo, owner of PG Tours, has started a very cool program to boost the number of Blue butterflies in this area
We are proud to be included. Check out the photos of our first babies! These magical butterfly sticks get their start at the Chaos Oasis Butterfly House a few miles from here. Alisa and Richard welcome your visit to their amazing butterflies and Earthship House . Both a must see in this area.

A morning at U Chan Muul Yaax K'aax in San Lazaro(OW)
Watching the Chan Muul(Small Mound) with the Ma'alob K'iin(Good Morning)sign, the Malix Peek' guardian and youths from Maya descent playing marble.

The Reporter

Two Charged For Trafficking Cocaine
A man and a woman – both residents of Dangriga – have been arrested and charged with two counts of Drug Trafficking after a Police search at their residence on Friday unearthed a small stash of crack cocaine.

Journalists Receive Training On Migration Issues
Journalists, police and BDF personnel whose jobs deal with communications, today received training on how to efficiently and effectively report on migration issues, with specific focus on the need to consider the sensitive nature of the conditions under which people migrate and the need to also protect their human rights.

THE PETEN FIVE
By Lloyd Jones. “The lawyer, like the diplomat, deals in debate and compromise. Knowledge of law is essential to the diplomat, an ability to negotiate essential to the lawyer, and knowledge of human nature is essential to both. But when the lawyer turns to international problems these similarities lead him to the false conclusion that diplomacy is a form of law. His whole training has accustomed him to presuppose a court where right is distinguished from wrong, legal from illegal, and where there are police and jails to enforce a decision.

Mapp Key Murder Mystery Thickens
At the Police briefing on Monday, ASP Alejandro Cowo explained that authorities have reason to suspect that the Mapp Caye mystery is drug-related and is linked to previous occurrences in the area where two persons were shot. When the Reporter asked Mark Neal about those comments made by the lead investigator, he clarified that while there is a suspicion that the incident was fueled by drug-related activity in the area, those incidents had nothing to do with his brother’s camp, but was related to a neighboring fishing camp also located on Mapp Caye.

Breaking Belize NewsPJ

2 arrested in Dangriga crack cocaine bust
Two residents of Dangriga have been charged for drug trafficking. Yesterday, police conducted a search at the home of Karen Valentine,51, of Rivas Estate. Police found crack cocaine amounting to a total 93.2 grams.

Man robbed of $5,000 in cash
A man from Belize City was the victim of a robbery that occurred yesterday afternoon. Dennis Saragoza,44, of Roaring Creek Village, Cayo reported that he was on Bocotora Street in Belize City and upon exiting his vehicle, he was accosted by a man.

Belize celebrates World Youth Day 2019 in Panama
World Youth Day is an International Catholic event focused on religious faith and youth. The event is being celebrated on January 22-27, 2019. Pope Francis made the announcement of this event in 2016 at the end of the closing Mass of World Youth Day in Brzegi nearby Krakow, Poland.

Minister’s daughter gets special consideration in recommendation for study leave with full pay
According to a report from the Amandala Newspaper, Paulette Elrington, daughter of Foreign Affairs Minister Wilfred “Sedi” Elrington, who is a contract officer in her father’s ministry, has applied for a study leave to attend a Certificate in Legal Education (CLE) course at the University of the West Indies with full salary, nearly $200,000 annually, a perk normally reserved only for ‘permanent established staff’.

Dr. Errol Elrington remains wanted fugitive in United States
he Elrington Family in Belize has almost been synonymous with political and legal excellence. Despite the family’s prominence, allegations against one family member have almost wrinkled the fabric of the many achievements of this Belizean family […]

Police: Two charged with handling stolen goods from Aragon Sr.
Last Thursday Elodio Aragon Sr. was kidnapped from inside his home and his possessions were stolen. Yesterday, investigators confirmed that two persons were found in possession of those stolen items and were subsequently charged with handling stolen goods. […]

Evan Neal remains missing at sea
Evan Neal, 43, remains missing at sea. Over the weekend, he went missing while a watchman at his fishing camp on Mapp Caye was found dead […]

Ex-boyfriend goes berserk and burns down home
Police have since charged Tyrone Fitzgibbon with 2 counts of arson. They believe that last Friday he lit a house on fire with a family inside. That home in Ladyville valued at $30,000 belonged to Levi Bahadur […]

Police find gun, bullets, and drugs in Belize City
Proactive policing has made Belize City a bit safer. That is because a joint patrol including the Gang Suppression Unit, K9 Unit, and Special Branch removed a 9 mm pistol with an extended magazine […]

Kevin Parham survives attempt on his life
Kevin Parham, 20, is lucky to be alive after a shooting incident in Belize City yesterday morning. According to reports, just before 9 a.m., he was driving his van on Currassow Street when ten gunshots echoed […]

Blogs

A Day In San Pedro, A Swimming Jaguar, A New Bar & A Blood Red Lunar Eclipse
Happy Saturday all – it seems like all of North America is bracing for a polar vortex. Belize is as well. If you see Windfinder’s forecast for our island – we are predicted to get the coldest temps of the year Monday. 66F! Last week I asked for questions on Instagram- stories. Anything you want to know about Belize – and I did my best to answer. Questions ranged from too many advertising signs around the caye to my experiences blogging. But then I got asked “What is the typical day for a old expat? A young expat?”

International Sourcesizz

Sad truth behind what's at bottom of world's largest sinkhole
While accompanying an expedition to below the world’s largest sinkhole, Sir Richard Branson revealed the shocking truth about what lies beneath. Located in the Caribbean sea, off the coast of Belize is The Great Blue Hole, a cavern apparently large enough to swallow two Boeing 747s with ease. The Virgin founder recently accompanied scuba divers on a submarine exploration plunging to the deep, dark bottom of the sinkhole – “an unexplored legend of the deep filled with Mayan mysteries and myths of monsters and wonder”. While he failed to discover traces of mythical creatures he was shocked at what they did find. “Sadly, we saw plastic bottles at the bottom of the hole, which is a real scourge of the ocean.

Videos

  • Jaguar takes a swim...., 1min. This was filmed in the lagoon behind Placencia peninsula in Belize. I'll try to get the name of who filmed it. Update: Darryl Lozano took the video near Mango Creek in the Placencia lagoon. MORE info: "Belize has one of the healthiest populations in Central America, and the Jaguar is protected from hunting throughout Belize. Like leopards, jaguars may also be born with melanistic (black) coats, though the rosette patterns are still visible below."

  • Dino and Curt visit San Pedro, Belize Sept 2018, 21min. The long version of our sept 2018 San Pedro, Belize trip. we meet lots of cool folks and had a blast while there.

  • Flight to Belize, bikes and sharks., 9.5min. Left the van in Miami, for 10 days in Belize. Bike rides in Caye Calker, where we were introduced to an amazing individual, Kenny Sampson. An animal shelter owner, who has dedicated his life to helping the fur babies of the island. Also swam with some sharks, and visted Plancencia. Finally returning to Miami to continue our van journey in the southern states.

  • SunBreeze Hotel, Ambergris Caye, Belize, 2.5min.

  • San Pedro, Belize 2018, 17min. Quick video on our family trip to San Pedro, Belize in June of 2018. We stayed at Playa Blanca Villas and highly recommend it.

  • Schnorcheln im Lighthouse Reef (Belize), 6min. Zusammenschnitt von 3 Schnorchelsessions um Long Caye. Hier fanden wir einige der schönsten Schnorchellocations der ganzen Karibik. Ein toller Geheimtip für Schnorchler

  • BELIZE TRIP 2018 - Travel Video - GoPro, 12min. Being able to spend a month backpacking through Belize and Guatemala was an experience to remember. Here are some highlights of our trip.

  • Belize 2018-2019, 11min. The laughs, the songs, and the people made Belize a trip to remember.

  • Things To Do in BELIZE, 5min. This week we're exploring the beautiful paradise of Belize. With its picturesque beaches, ancient Maya ruins, incredible wildlife and action-packed excursions, this truly is an adventure like no other! Places in this video: 00:27 Xunantunich Maya Ruins 00:49 River Tubing 01:11 Tobacco Caye from Dangriga 02:00 Mayflower Bocawina National Park 02:52 San Pedro 03:33 The Great Blue Hole 04:13 Half Moon Caye 04:21 Caye Caulker 04:47 Secret Beach - San Pedro