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The San Pedro Sun

Kris Miller Named the New CARICOM Youth Ambassador
The Department of Youth Services under the Ministry of Education, Youth, Sports and Culture announces the appointment of Mr. Kris Miller as the second of two CARICOM Youth Ambassadors to represent Belize. Mr. Miller is a 22-year-old youth leader and advocate from the City of Belmopan and is pursuing his Bachelors of Science in Social Work from the University of Belize. Mr. Miller also serves as a board member of Belmopan Active Youth and second vice of the Belize Youth for Road Safety Project. He was also one of Belize's representatives at the 2018 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting Commonwealth Youth Forum held in London, United Kingdom. Mr. Miller is the most recent recipient of the Youth Minister's Award for Leadership and Advocacy.

Wolfe's Woofer: Special Gift
Where's Wood Leg?" Vernon asked. "I thought he was playing pool with us tonight." "Don't worry about Wood Leg Pedro," Mario said. "He'll always show up to shoot pool. He's probably just out chasing some girl." "He does like the ladies," Vernon said. The NoS�Nada Sports club was warming up for our weekly pool tournament. When a wife or girlfriend asks about one of the club members, our stock answer is "No S� Nada," which translates loosely as "I don't know anything." "Sorry I'm late," Wood Leg said, when he arrived a few minutes later. "I was at the jewelry store."

New Location: Arts, Crafts and Pies at The Gallery on Laguna Drive
Recently relocated to Laguna Drive, The Gallery offers visitors and locals alike, one of the largest sections of original pantings in Belize, as well as delicious homemade pies. Originally an art gallery and souvenir shop, The Gallery is now also home to the island's dubbed "Pie Queen". Owned and operated by Georgie and Jerry Lansing, this family business is an icon to the island community. For years they have strived to maintain high quality local arts and crafts available at their store. Today, The Gallery boasts close to 2,500 proudly Belizean made paintings as well as carved wooden or stone masks and sculptures, artisanal jewelry, and hand woven hammocks and blankets. Paintings can also be purchased in high definition canvas prints in any desirable size.

Doctor Love: Live-in Relationship
Dear Doctor Love, I am a gay male and for the first time in my life I want a live-in relationship with a man I have been dating for over a year. We are great together. We share similar ideas of nutrition, exercise, politics and religion and such. I've opened up with him emotionally where as previous arrangements were purely sexual and never emotional or intellectual. My question is about monogamy. While I understand that monogamy means not having physical relations with another, does it mean giving up all sexual interests other than inside the relationship?

Misc Belizean Sources

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Luis Ayuso passes away
Mayor Daniel Guerrero, the San Pedro Town Council and Staff would also like to express its deepest condolences to the friends and family of the young Luis Ayuso on his sadly passing. We hope his friends and family may find the strength in each other to overcome this great loss. May his soul rest in peace.

Mrs. Valeria Castillo passes on
Mayor Daniel Guerrero, the San Pedro Town Council and Staff would like to extend its deepest condolences the Castillo friends and family on the passing of Mrs. Valeria Castillo. We hope her family and friends find the strength in each other to over come this great loss. May her soul rest in peace. Special condolences goes out to our employee of many years, Mr. Edmundo Castillo, as Mrs. Valeria was his grandmother.

8th Annual BBQ Cook Off
Today at Estel's!!!

Corozal Town Council Training Sessions
Our Human Resource is one of our most valuable assets here at the Corozal Town Council. Therefore, we have taken an important step to provide training to our employees in the areas of Interpersonal Skills, Public Relations and Team Work. Today, the Transport Department along with other employees of the Corozal Town Council recieved the first of a series of training sessions to develop and improve the manner in which we deliver services to our people.

Yo Creek Sak Xikin Poktapok team
We photographed the Yo Creek Sak Xikin Poktapok team this past summer in beautiful Cerros Sands. Did you know they are world champions in this classic sport? They will be heading to the mundial this April and are in need of your financial support! Please enjoy this cultural album celebrating Belizean Mayan heritage.

Valentine Full Moon Concert
The SISE Hoc is having a Valentine Full Moon concert on Friday, February 15th, at the Cayo Welcome Center. Grupo Jade will be performing! There will also be some karaoke, and they'll have food and drinks. "Valentine's Latino's Night/Full moon concert at Cayo Welcome Center. Feb. 15th from 7pm to 12 midnight. Bring your darling and enjoy Karaoke with your favorite star. Sponsored by Sise Town Council, SISE House of culture and Cayo Welcome Center. Food and drinks at Blended Deli, Yoli's Pizza, Bambu Tea, D'stock Burger."

Channel 5

CARICOM Delegation to meet UN Secretary-General Monday on crisis in Venezuela
Chairman of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), Dr the Honourable Timothy Harris, Prime Minister of St Kitts and Nevis leads a delegation from the Community to meet with United Nations (UN) Secretary-General His Excellency Antonio Guterres on Monday morning to discuss the crisis in Venezuela. The meeting will take place at UN Headquarters, New York USA. Prime Minister Harris will be accompanied by the Honourable Mia Mottley, Prime Minister of Barbados, Dr the Honourable Keith Rowley, Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago, the Honourable Peter David, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Grenada and Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, Secretary-General of CARICOM.

Michael Williams Murdered
Belize City police are investigating the murder of 58 year old Michael Williams. At around 1 o'clock this morning Williams was pronounced dead at the KHMH after he was shot while inside a gold Chrysler Pacifica SUV which was parked near Zeta Ice Factory on North Front Street, Belize City. Reports are that two men approached the vehicle and began firing shots at Williams. He was shot in the shoulder and armpit. A female was also injured during the shooting. Police are investigating

Johvanney Tablada shot dead
Twenty three year old Johvanney Tablada was shot dead last night. The incident happened at around 7:30pm while Tablada was with family and friends in Faber's Road Extension, Belize City. Reports are that the gunman rode by on a bicycle, firing shots at Tablada. He received several gunshot wounds and died while receiving treatment at the K.H.M.H.

The Reporter

Belize's Populist Approach
Redirecting the future of Belize's politics is not going to be easy; the fact is however, many that would have said it is impossible two years ago�are now saying it can certainly be done. Sim�n Bol�var said it best when he said - "it is akin to ploughing the sea."

Early Morning Shooting Claims Manager's Life
The Reporter has gotten confirmation about a shooting we reported about earlier this morning on North Front Street in Belize City. The incident which happened near Zeta Ice Factory, claimed the life of a manager.

Police Find Over A Pound Of Weed On Bus; Detain Guatemalan
Police have detained a Guatemalan man in connection with a search on a bus this evening which yielded over a pound of weed. The search around 5:30 this evening on the bus, which had just left Benque Viejo Town, led Police to a parcel in a transparent bag which the man reportedly had in his possession.

Johvanney Tablada Shot Dead While Socializing With Family
The Reporter has confirmed that the victim of a shooting earlier tonight has died. Reports are that Johvanney Tablada, 23, the man who was killed on Faber's Road in Belize night last was socializing with family and friends when he was shot.

Marcos Zelaya Targeted By Shooter Inside SUV
A man is in a stable condition after he was shot this morning in the Lake Independence area of Belize City. Police say that shortly before 10:00 this morning, Marcos Antonio Zelaya, 21, was walking on Complex Avenue when a burgundy color vehicle stopped a distance away from him and someone from inside the vehicle fired several shots in his direction.

The Ministerial Gods
By Neri Briceno. The modern post-presidential pension scheme in place for US Presidents who are no longer in office can probably be attributed to one president - Harry S. Truman. After leaving office, Truman was virtually broke except for his military pension and literally struggled financially. Upon leaving office, Truman turned down several lucrative offers for commercial endorsement and positions on corporate boards because he believed that it would diminish the integrity of the nation's highest office.

Police Charge Man For Western Union Robbery
Police have arrested and charged a man for a robbery that occurred at Zitro International and Western Union on Tuesday. Police allege that Raheem Budram was one of two men who entered the business establishment near Mile 9 on the Philip Goldson Highway shortly before midday on Tuesday and used a handgun and a knife to rob the cashier of $1,800.

Breaking Belize NewsPJ

Belize: Raise the minimum wage
By Richard Harrison: The minimum wage in Belize is BZ$3.25/hr and has not been changed since 2003. A normal 45-hour work week will net a worker BZ$148.50 per week. The minimum wage should be increased to BZ$5.25/hr

Venezuelan Embassy in Belmopan condemns attempted coup
The Belizean Organization for Solidarity with the Bolivarian Revolution (BELVEN), issued a statement this week, condemning the attempted coup d'�tat in Venezuela and the countries that support it. BELVEN condemned Juan Guaid� for leading the attempted coup, as well as the United States of America, Canada, the European Union and the Organization of American States for supporting that Guaid� be named Interim President of Venezuela.

Two men injured in vehicle traffic accident
Two men are alive after a road traffic accident on the George Price Highway. Sometime around 9 a.m. the men were travelling to Belize City in a white SUV when they lost control near mile 6 of the highway. Their vehicle spun across the road and collided into the highway's metal barrier before coming to a stop.

2019 murder count almost at double digits
With the two murders last night, the unofficial murder count for 2019 rests at nine for the first 27 days of the year. Last night both Johvanney Tablada, 23, and Michael Williams, 58, were shot and killed in Belize City. They join Jaime Martinez, 23; Preston Reynold Jr., 22; Joseph Babb, 21; Howard Coleman, 58; Anita Pineda, 34; Alfonso Guy, 51; and Edinio Enso Humes, 29, as persons who have lost their lives to violence this year.

Man, 23, shot and killed on Pen Road
For months we have been reporting on a dispute between two groups that has led to several shooting incidents on Pen Road in Belize City. Last night one of those shootings ended with a fatality. Johvanney Tablada, 23, who resides on Pen Road was gunned down on Fabers Road.

Michael Williams shot and killed at midnight
Sometime around midnight, police received information of shots fired on North Front Street in Belize City. When officers visited the said location, they saw a gold Chrysler Pacifica SUV parked on the right side of the street.

Belize City man shot this morning
Police are investigating a shooting incident that occurred this morning in the old capital. Marcos Zelaya,21, was walking on Complex Avenue, Belize City around 9:40 am when a burgundy vehicle stopped near him and several shots were fired towards his direction from within the vehicle.

Traffic accident leaves 4 people injured
Police are investigating a road traffic accident that occurred yesterday afternoon in Roaring Creek, Cayo. According to reports, Roquelino Castaneda was driving his red pick up truck when he collided into a white pick-up truck.

Blogs

Caye Caulker or San Pedro (Ambergris Caye)?
Just in front of the Belize coast are several islands, also called caye's. The most famous islands are Caye Caulker and San Pedro (also called Ambergris Caye). We visited both islands and in this blow, we will tell you which of the two islands we can recommend and why! Caye Caulker is a small island less than eight kilometres long and only one kilometre wide. It is about a 45-minute boat ride from Belize City. Ambergris Caye, also called San Pedro after the only city on the island, borders Mexico. It is officially not an island but a peninsula, although you don't notice much of that. You can reach Ambergris Caye by boat in 1.5 hours from Belize City.

Five things to do on Ambergris Caye (San Pedro) in Belize
After travelling through Guatemala for more than two weeks, we cross the border and arrive in Belize. We have decided to first visit the peninsula Ambergris Caye. Ambergris Caye turns out not to be really 'our thing' but in the end, we have a nice time here. In this blog, I will tell you how you can make the best of your time on Ambergris Caye. Ambergris Caye often called San Pedro after its main city, is a long peninsula right off the coast of Belize. With 40 kilometres it is one of the largest Cayes (islands) of Belize. At the top, it borders to Mexico. You can easily reach Ambergris Caye by plane or by boat from the port of Belize City. From the port, the Belize Water Taxi and Ocean Ferry Belize will take you to the port of San Pedro in 90 minutes.

Sew What! Starting Small And Growing a Business on Ambergris Caye
Sew What! is an impressive business that's been growing on Ambergris Caye over 15 years ago. Now, with two locations, they make so much - cushions, inside and out, upholstery, window shades, awnings, boat and golf cart cushions, almost everything that can be sewed - except clothing. Owner Kate Vincent agreed to answer a few of my questions�about how she made it to Ambergris Caye and how she started a sewing, upholstery, fabric business on the island. To share what she does.

International Sourcesizz

After record Sargassum influx, CRFM initiates fact-finding study in CARICOM States with support from Japan
The Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM) has initiated a regional fact-finding study to document the record-breaking influx of Sargassum seaweed in the Caribbean Sea in 2018, and the impacts this phenomenon has been having on countries in the region since 2011. The fact-finding survey is funded by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), that has coordinated official development assistance from Japan to CARICOM States for over two decades.

Ancient Maya Tomb Reveals Political Intrigue
Intriguing article about Cahal Pech. They've found some interesting artifacts, including cut conch shells and bone rings. Cahal Pech was an important Maya city. "The excavation of Burial 7 at the Maya city of Cahal Pech, Belize, has provided a new window into the world of ancient Maya politics... The graves and tombs of the ancient world have long been a subject of fascination to archaeology. The dead may no longer speak, but their bodies and the objects buried with them can tell us much about the lives they lived. A newly revealed burial from the ancient Maya city of Cahal Pech, Belize, is opening just such a window on the intrigues of elite Maya politics...

Videos

  • Belikin Celebrates 50th Anniversary - Onli Eena Belize Campaign, 37min.

  • TY Musiik (Any Means Video Launch), 27min.

  • Video from Secret Beach, look at those waves!, 1.5min.

  • WOW crazy northwest storm blowing through!, .5min. Can you believe this is Secret Beach?!

  • NEBL 2019 || Dream Ballers vs Verdes, 2hr.

  • Cold front hits Sarteneja hard on Sunday, 3min. Here was the situation as cold front #31 passed over Sarteneja Village this afternoon.

  • Crocodile Research Coalition 2018 Year in Review, 3min. Today we celebrate 3 years of the CRC. From finsihing up the countrywide Morelet's crocodile population survey (in which we observed 500 individuals just this year), to reaching our goal of conducting educational outreach in every district to Belize, and deploying the 1st iridium satellite tracker on an American croc in country (and to our knowledge the Central American and Caribbean region!), this past year was nothing but a success. Thank you to all of our supporters, and CRC looks forward to 2019 as we further our research, management and educational outreach efforts, in addition to expanding our rehabilitation and wildlife triage program!

  • Belize Under Water, 1min.

  • Belize snorkel 2019, 14min.

  • Ambergris Caye, Belize 2019, 6min.

  • Belize Diving - January 2019, 4min. On our family trip to Belize this video documents five of the dives. The sites were Sand Canyon, Spanish Bay (Ski Slope and Wall), Taco Box and Esmeralda Canyon

  • Mexico/Belize Freediving , 3.5min.

  • BELIZE MOTORCYCLE ADVENTURE 2018, 17min. 8 day solo motorcycle trip across Belize. Visited: Cahal Pech, Xunantunich, Caracol, 1000 ft falls, Nim Li Punit, Rio On Pools, St. Herman's Cave, St. Herman's Blue Hole National Park, Lubaantun, Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary, El Pilar Archaelogical Site, Placencia, San Ignacio, Hopkins, Punta Gorda, Big Falls.

  • Turneffe Atoll, Scuba Excursion, Belize - 2019, 5.5min.

  • Sunken Barge in Belize - Jan 2018, 2min.

  • Snorkeling Belize 2019, 3.5min.

  • PLB Closing Season 2018-2019 || Wagiya SC vs Altitude Assassins FC, 2.5hr.