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Holy Cross Anglican School hosts groundbreaking for ‘House of Grace’
Holy Cross Anglican School (HCAS) held a short groundbreaking ceremony for its new House of Grace on Sunday, March 3rd. Present at the groundbreaking was the Right Reverend Philip S. Wright; Anglican Bishop of Belize Brian Ostenso; Chairperson of the HCAS Education Foundation Freddy Trejo, and Founders of HCAS, Francis and Vernon Wilson. House of Grace, as the new building will be known, is named in memory of Grace Williams, the first principal of HCAS. The plan is to create a comfortable, welcoming space for clergy from mainland Belize or from all over the world. Modest overnight accommodations for up to three people will provide a place for rest, meals and quiet reflection. The location on the Holy Cross property will facilitate interaction with students and enable the clergy staying there to easily be part of the larger San Mateo community since lodging is quite costly in San Pedro.

DJ Matrix wins Belikin Belize DJ district/cayes preliminary competition
TJ Martinez will be representing Ambergris Caye and Caye Caulker at the national Belikin Belize DJ competition set for March 22nd in Dangriga Town, Stann Creek District. TJ, who goes by the stage name DJ Matrix, won the opportunity to participate in this event after competing in the districts/caye preliminaries held on Saturday, March 2nd in San Pedro Town. DJ Matrix competed against four other island DJs (DJ Shifta, DJ Sherman, DJ Fly, and DJ Garcia) emerging victorious after five rounds of intense musical mixing. The island DJ is now preparing to compete against the best DJs in the country at the finals where the grand winner will walk away with a prize of $3,000.

Copa San Pedro 2019 Closing Season heads into ninth week of action
This weekend was full of football action at the Ambergris Stadium in San Pedro Town as Copa San Pedro 2019 Closing Season continues. The current standings have Legends F.C at the top of the chart with 21 points, followed by Los Catrachos F.C with 18 points, and Fambo Boys F.C with 16 points. Following the top three teams are Terror Squad F.C with 15 points, Caye Caulker Islanders F.C with 14 points and G Strikers F.C with 12 points. Captain G F.C has 11 points, Vince Assassins seven points and Ambergris Hopes has three points. Yet to make it on the chart are Genesis F.C and Island Sharks F.C.

BVA 2019 Beach Volleyball Tour Stop #1 hosted in San Pedro
The Belize Volleyball Association 2019 Tour ‘s first Stop was held at Gill-E’s Pour House in San Pedro over the weekend of March 2nd to 3rd. The tournament saw the participation of ten male teams from across the country, including Corozal Town, Belize City, San Pedro Town, Caye Caulker and Orange Walk Town. After a long weekend of intense matches, Joseph Carnegie and Jaylen Manzanero placed third after defeating San Pedro’s Jason Cabral and Gaby Nunez by winning two sets out of three (21-18, 11-21, 15-13). The championship match saw Belize City Francis Hauze and Michael Jenkins coming out victorious over Gustavo Moratoya and Aldair Pena by winning all three sets (21-19, 16-21, 15-11).

Ambergris Today

Environmental Clearance For Collection & Disposal Of Sewage Waste
Any person or company engaging in the collection of sewage waste from businesses or households are hereby notified that you are required to obtain Environmental Clearance from the Department of the Environment (DOE), in accordance with the environmental laws of Belize. Any person or company that disposes of sewage waste in any unapproved site is committing an offence and is liable for prosecution.

NEMO Receives Equipment From Mesoamerican Project
Minister of National Emergency Management, Hon Edmond Castro, has received on behalf of the National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO) valuable equipment from the Mesoamerica Integration and Development Project, in line with the Mesoamerica Network for Integral Risk Management (RMGIR). The project handed over one (1) Hp ‘Pro-book’ laptop and one (1) Dell Optiplex desktop to the minister on February 28th, 2019. The project will see the sharing of map layers from various Ministries of Government on one platform focusing on disaster risk management.

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Monthly Weather Summary, February 2019
February typically marks the beginning of the dry season for the country. Temperatures normally start increasing as the month is characterized by a warm easterly to southeasterly surface airflow. Whatever limited rainfall that occurs during the month is typically associated with one or two cold fronts, prefrontal trofs, shear lines and low level easterly wind surges. February 2019 started off mainly fair and characteristically dry across the country. Except for light isolated showers over the south during the first week of the month, very little rainfall occurred across the remainder of the country. Highest one day rainfall total based on automatic weather stations data was over Punta Gorda on the 3rd when 16.6 mm of rainfall was recorded. The low levels were dominated by a dry easterly to southeasterly flow during the period while a dry subsident pattern prevailed at the upper levels.

The ICJ Decision — A Question of Risk, by Tony Rath
We are getting close. The most important decision of our young country is about to be made — by us. The referendum to decide if Belize will go to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) to settle the 150 year dispute with our neighbor to the west is little more than a month away. And if you are like me, you still haven’t made up your mind which way you will vote. Most people I talk with agree on what is at stake. It is clear that a YES vote will send us to the ICJ ending the 150 year dispute with Guatemala over our borders. What is not clear to many is if that dispute will end with our current borders intact, or part of our country amputated. A NO vote keeps the status quo. Our borders will remain as they are, but the pressure and antagonism from Guatemala may continue till the next special agreement or treaty or skirmish occurs. Or a peaceful “cure” may be found by the next generation of leaders in both countries.

BURNING OF DON JUAN CARNAVAL 2019
Lots of great photos.

ICJ Presentation by the Rotary Club of Corozal
Wednesday the Corozal House of Culture hosted an ICJ Presentation by the Rotary Club of Corozal. The Belize Ambassador to Mexico, Oliver del Cid, was the presenter.

Point Progresso ExPat Event
Monday, March 11th, Progresso Village, from 11am to 5pm at Point Progresso, Progresso Villege. A gathering for fun, International food, music, boat rides, buggy tours in Little Belize Mennonite Community, business booths of local products, services and opportunities, sharing of information and stories, cultural events, wine tasting. Funds for soft drinks, juices, and pastry benefit the local school. Info by SMS 661-2844, or Facebook.

BTB at ITB Berlin 2019

On this International Womens Day, I Salute Doña Matilde Gotay And her descendants
Matilde Gotay was part of a group of young Garifunas led by Celestino García, who left the port of Trujillo in January 1810, heading west in search of new adventures, becoming the first significant number of inhabitants to arrive to settle in the mouth of the Cangrejal river in what became the City of La Ceiba, Atlántida in Honduras. Don Celestino García founded, the first Garífuna village with the name of Peru, becoming the first human settlement in the current municipality of La Ceiba. Towards the end of 1810, Francisco Núñez (Respectfully Called Papa Núñez), founded the village of Shatuye in honor of the legendary Garifuna Chief Joseph Chatoyer. With time the name of this village was modified by removing the “h”, becoming Satuye as it is known today.

Mother's Day Extravaganza in San Pedro!
Save the Date! Saturday, May 11, 2019!

San Pedro Carnaval 2019
The painting, the dancing, the fun of it all. San Pedro's Most Unique Cultural Festival

Jim Dalton in Belize
Thursday, March 14, 2019 at 6 PM – 9 P, Palapa Bar and Grill. Come out and enjoy some great music, food and drinks out over the Caribbean. Jim Dalton is a Colorado-based singer, songwriter, and musician. Dalton is the lead guitarist for the Tempe, Arizona rock band Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers, a band formed after the break-up of The Refreshments. He also fronts the Denver-based alt-country band the Railbenders, and co-founded the Hickman-Dalton Gang with Johnny Hickman of Cracker fame. His live solo shows are known for their loose, fun, sometimes serious, and bawdy nature. He has had the privilege of opening for Jason Isbell, Lukas Nelson, Joe Ely, Jimmy Dale Gilmore and other Americana artists.

El Pilar and the Forest Garden Exhibition in Corozal
The Exhibition will be displayed for the Entire month of March. The public is invited to come and view.

"Beauty Bites Beast"
Ellen Snortland will be showing her film "Beauty Bites Beast" at the Corozal Civic Center on Saturday, March 30th from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Beauty Bites Beast flips ideas about female helplessness, as women and other at-risk folks undertake the transformative experience of learning verbal, emotional and physical empowerment based self-defense. How often can you say with certainty that a movie will save lives? This one already has! Please invite all the girls and women you know to see this powerful film. Entrance fee is $5 for students and $10 for adults

Corozal Public Library celebrating WOMEN'S MONTH

Ladies Night at the Wood House Saturday, March 9th

Belize Student Choir Tour
Let’s make it a family fun outing at the Mae Gordon Park on Saturday, 9th March from 7-8pm.

Carnaval Exhibition 2019

Paradise Theater playing this weekend
Mary Poppins, Aquaman, Ben is Back, Clovehitch Killer

Belizean Heroes You Don't Know About
Every day, Belize’s population add a few more people. Every day, we are challenged to feed, house and employ more and more Belizeans. Every day, we have to address the issue of poverty and improving the welfare of thousands of Belizeans in the rural areas. All this we have to do with finite natural resources. The officers at the Ya’axche Conservation Trust in Toledo are leading the way. They are working with hundreds of farmers and their families to improve their lives using the natural resources right around them while at the same time, doing so without degrading those very same resources. As a matter of fact, they have been reclaiming land resources that have basically been written off. The fact that they carry out this monumental task quietly on a daily basis is what makes them heroes in my book.

Channel 7

PG Pyro Petrifies PG
Last month, we told you about the 3 separate cases of arson in Punta Gorda Town where residents woke up from their beds only to find their vehicles either burning or already destroyed by fire. Police have been looking for a still-unknown, serial arsonist. But while they search he or she has struck again. Last night, 2 more residents living on same street in that southern town were targeted. The cops told us today about the vehicle and the motorcycle they found burning early this morning on Front Street: ACP Joseph Myvette - Head, NCIB: "This morning, sometime after 4:30 a.m., police were called to Front Street in Punta Gorda where, upon arrival in front of the home of Joseph Supal, a Honda CRV vehicle was seen engulfed in flames. The front portion was damaged..."

Capital Cops Quick To Catch Armed Robbers, Recover Cash and Weapon
Tonight, three persons are in custody in Belmopan after they allegedly robbed a Chinese store this morning. It happened at around 11:00 am at "101 Store" on Raccoon Avenue - in the Tiger Town area. Capital cops were quick to respond and with great coordination, they caught one female with the weapon, which is a nine millimeter pistol. They also arrested two men - after setting up a road block, and caught one of them leaving town on a James bus.

Registered US Sex Offender Held In San Pedro For Immig. Offence
Tonight, the Immigration Department in San Pedro has this man, American, Robert Brent Haynes detained. He is a registered sex offender in Texas where his record shows two charges for indecent sexual contact with a child: one case stems from the year 2000, involving a 9 year old, and another case in 2006, involving an 8 year old. And while he is a registered sex offender in Texas, he is not accused of any such crime in Belize. Still, the Immigration department picked him up at his sister's restaurant in san Pedro Town this morning.

DPP Says No Evidence On Alleged Gangster Killer
He was accused of killing a senior member of the Ghost Town Gang, but, tonight, Kevin Bodden is a free man. Police caught the 25 year-old in September of last year after a three month manhunt and charged him for the murder - which happened in May. And then, he escaped from the cops and went on the run for another 3 weeks. Bu he ended up back at the prison on remand for murder and his case was called up for a routine adjournment today before Senior Magistrate Tricia Pitts-Anderson.

Alleged Border Robber Zandon Myers Showed Up To Police Station Day After Robbery?
On Monday's news, we told you about the 4 men who police charged for the daring early-morning armed robbery at the Corozal Border. Police say that 29 year-old Eugene Myers, 23 year-old Zandon Myers, 23 year-old Randolph Crawford, and 21 year-old Joshua Hall were among the group of 6 men who went to the border on Thursday morning, and robbed the money changers of over $15,000 in various currencies. They are all at the Belize Central Prison on a bevy of criminal charges, but the mother of Zandon Myers is alleging that police wrongly charged him for this incident.

Cops Say They Have Evidence On Zandon
We also got a chance to ask the Head of the National Criminal Investigations about the allegations being raised by the Zandon's mother. He said that police have evidence against him as well: Reporter: "Mr. Zandon Myers, his family is suggesting that was detained the day after, and not intercepted one the day of the crime itself. Can you confirm?" ACP Joseph Myvette - Head, NCIB: "Yes, indeed, he was being sought immediately after the robbery, and he was caught some time - I cannot confirm yet whether or not it was the other day. But yes, I know that he was being sought."

FFB: National Team Players Suspended After Fight
The aftershocks of that ugly fight on the Isidoro Beaton football pitch on Monday night are still being felt. The FFB this evening announced that two national team players who were involved in the fracas will be suspended for 6 months. Norman Anderson and Jarret Davis will face 6 months suspension from all National team activities. A statement form the FFB says "President...Sergio Chuc takes this opportunity to express his discontent with both players who are also National Team players." Chuc also commends Kerry Gonzalez for exemplary conduct during the altercation.

Police Reveal More About 18 Year Old's Murder
A little more is known tonight about the gruesome murder of pregnant 18 year-old, Joan Gabourel, the Valley of Peace villager, whose nude body was found mutilated last weekend. She left her home on last week Tuesday evening, and she was supposed to attend a function and then spend the night a friend's house. That was the last time she was seen alive; 2 days later, a search party found her body near a cane field not far from a property which belongs to a relative. But, no arrests have been made, and so, at today's police press briefing, the cops were asked about a few details about the murder that have emerged:

The Post-Accident Death Of Octogenarian
The press also asked police for an update about the traffic accident in which 86 year-old Gudelia Estevez was knocked down. As we told you, about 2 weeks ago, Estevez was walking her 8 year-old grandson to school at St. Ignatius. While they were crossing the intersection of Amara Avenue and Dean Street, she was hit by a pickup truck driven by Martin Reyes. She passed away yesterday morning at her Ebony Street home, and so, we asked police today if that means that the driver may be facing a more serious charge. Here's how they answered that:

Erasing Hate Crimes in Belize
For most of us here in Belize crime is crime, whatever the motive is. But, there are different types of crimes, one being hate crimes, and it has several dimensions to it. A hate crime is a prejudice-motivated crime which happens when someone targets another person or persons because of their membership in a certain social group or race. We don't hear much about hate crimes in Belize and one of the reasons is because there is no specific legislation that addresses these acts.

Opposition Files Suit Against PM
The PUP has taken out a lawsuit against Prime Minister Dean Barrow and Financial Secretary Joe Waight for breaching the Finance and Audit Reform Act. The problem - according to the PUP - is what are known as General Revenue Supplementary Appropriations. According to the PUP - these must be approved by Parliament before money is spent, but the standard practice is to bring the supplementary after the money is spent. Here at 7News we have observed this as the standard practice going back over PUP and UDP administrations. But, the Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee Julius Espat says its wrong and it has to stop. He spoke to the press today:

Sydney Ellis Wants Answers For Beatdown
Since Monday, we've been telling you about the bizarre case of Richard Ellis. He says that last week Thursday, he was assaulted, and stabbed, and he has the injuries to show for it - and, looking at this picture, we won't argue. Police initially charged Tanesha Payne for it, but as we told you, all charges were withdrawn against her yesterday in the Magistrate's Court. She is free and clear, but the question remains. Who did it, and will anyone be prosecuted? Ellis insists that someone must answer for his injuries.

The Launch of The Lucky Turtles
Attorney Steve Perrera may make his money in the courtroom, but he spends a fair amount of his ideas and resources on Belize City where the barrister has emerged as a latter-day benefactor. Perrera is the one that first came up with those "Belize" signs by the sea that have been immortalized on a thousands of Facebook posts. And now, in concert with Unitedville artist Eduardo Herrera he's putting up tourist friendly carvings across the city.

Police Association and Commissioner In Power Struggle
Last night you heard Commissioner of Police Chester Williams go after Chairman of the Police Association, Corporal Eldon Arzu. He says Arzu has refused a directive from the last Commissioner of Police to produce audited accounts for the Association. Williams says Arzu wrote back saying that he wouldn't do it. Well that's not quite so. Tonight, we have seen the response from the police association.

Kicking a Man While He's Down
Yesterday, we also asked Commissioner Williams about that police officer in San Pedro who was caught kicking a unconscious man on the ground. Police constable Tyrell Rowley was charged for wounding but in his statement, he claims he was defending himself in a hostile situation. Rowley says he went to break up a bar brawl and got numerously attacked, where one of the bar patrons even tried to take his weapon. He and his fellow officer fought through the crowd and were then caught on camera engaged in that excessive beatdown We asked the Commissioner if he did fairly consider the state of mind the officers were in after coming under attack:

The Referendum Wisdom of Sir Manuel
We spoke to former Prime Minister Sir Manuel Esquivel on Tuesday about his position on the ICJ - which is an emphatic yes. He says it's the simplest choice Belizeans will ever have to settle the centuries old dispute, but is he concerned about the significant "no" sentiment that's out there? He said his party, the UDP is pushing its supporters for a yes, but they are not the bloc of voters that matter most in this referendum:... Sir Manuel Esquivel (Rt. Hon) - Two Term Prime Minister: "I think certainly on the UDP side, as far as I can tell, it's pretty much a yes."

PUP CITCO At Year One
One year ago, the PUP's slate was elected to the Belize City Council in one of the most memorable political upsets of the past decade or so. And right now, they are throwing a party at the Battlefield Park. Yesterday, we asked Mayor Bernard Wagner to speak about his council's highlites in its first year. But like every council or team, there are challenges. Apart from the financial ones, there are the internal frictions as witnessed with councilor Micah Goodin. But Wagner took a diplomatic approach today saying that no councilor will be left out and that the focus has to be team work.

City Shooting Still A Mystery
At today, police press conference - the police also had an update on the weekend shooting of Clinton Pou in Belize City. Insp. Wilfredo Ferrufino - CIB: "Since yesterday, we had detained several persons, and the investigation is ongoing. We are pretty much certain that before the end of the day, there will be charges levied on at least 2 of those persons detained."

Tennis Assoc.: Kranium Concert Out of Bounds
The dancehall artist Kranium is having a concert at the MCC tennis court on Saturday but the Belize Tennis Association is demanding that the Sport sCouncil change the venue. A Letter from President Samira Musa Pott says the tennis court should be used only for tennis. She says past experiences have shows that concerts cause damage to the court. She asks, how will we ever make progress if we do not respect our facilities?

Channel 5

Julius Espat: “The Prime Minister is not listening to anybody”
Tonight there are more details about a suit against the government. Leader of the Opposition John Briceño and Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee Julius Espat have launched a lawsuit [...]

Budget Reading Push Back; Espat Says it is Unacceptable
The fiscal year ends on March thirty-first, which means government has to present a budget for the new financial year.  Espat also touched on the upcoming budget. According to Espat, [...]

Kendis Flowers’ Alleged Killer is Acquitted of Murder Charge
Less than a year after the murder of Ghost Town boss, Kendis Flowers, the accused gunman walked free this afternoon from the courtroom of Senior Magistrate Tricia-Pitts Anderson. The notorious [...]

Elario Elijio is Freed of Manslaughter Charge
Tonight forty-year-old Elario Frank Elijio was also freed after an appeal filed against him in February of this year challenging his acquittal was discontinued. Elijio had been acquitted of the [...]

Murder Victim’s Belongings Found; Police Looking for a Suspect
Since last week we’ve been reporting on the brutal killing of a young, pregnant mother Joan Gabourel from Valley of Peace, Cayo. She went missing and was found dead several [...]

2 Robbers Still Hospitalized; 1 Suspect Claims Wrongful Detention
On Wednesday, a number of cops were honored for the capturing of six robbers who held up money changers at the northern border a week ago. Those cops happened to [...]

S.S.B. and C.W.U. Meet to Discuss Issues
On Monday members of the Christian Workers Union, who are employees of the Social Security Board, participated in an organized in-office show of solidarity against the administration of the Board. [...]

Police Looking for a Suspect in PG Double Murder
At the weekly press brief today, police also said that they are actively investigating the double murder that happened last month in Punta Gorda that claimed the lives of Kevin [...]

A Vehicle and Cycle are Torched in PG
Last month at least three vehicles were intentionally set on fire in Punta Gorda. Police have been trying to solve the case of the burning vehicles but they haven’t had [...]

Police Awaiting Post-Mortem to Determine Charges for the Death of Senior Citizen
A post-mortem conducted today on eighty-seven-year-old Gudelia Estevez lists the particulars of death as sudden non-cardiac death with acute pulmonary edema with saddle pulmonary embolism. But the death certificate also [...]

Several Persons Detained for Clinton Pou’s Shooting
Today police say that they may have Clinton Pou’s shooters in custody. Several persons were detained for the shooting that left Pou with injuries to his left hand and chest. [...]

BAHA on High Alert Following African Swine Fever Outbreak in Asia, Africa, Europe
The Belize Animal and Health Authority has put in place precautionary measures to protect the country from African swine fever. It is a highly contagious hemorrhagic viral disease of domestic [...]

Beautifying Belize City One Statue at a Time
Over the past few weeks, various works of art, sculptures depicting the wildlife of Belize, have been popping up at parks and other recreational spaces across the city.  Today, a [...]

Legislation to Address Hate Crime on the Drawing Board
There are no official records on hate crime, but acts of violence and hostility against individuals and groups are known to occur.  In fact, just about anyone is vulnerable.  Policy [...]

Special Envoy Reacts to Social Media Comments on her Office
Following the release of sex tape of news anchor Indira Craig and the video of a student in uniform performing oral sex, there was a release issued by the Office [...]

Are the Brits Planning to Set Up a Military Base in Belize?
The Brits are reportedly looking to expand their military presence in the Caribbean.  They have confirmed as much, but it is left to be seen where they will increase their [...]

Saldivar Says Squatting Will Not Be Tolerated in Belmopan
Since last week we’ve reported about a house that was knocked down in the Salvapan area of Belmopan. The owner, Nicolasa Cus, is reportedly squatting on land owned by the [...]

Detention Cell Block under Major Renovation
The disturbing images of the detention cells at the Queen Street Police Station went viral last month. Those images were captured by an interdicted cop Darrel “Tutsi” Usher who was [...]

Culture in the Park, Artists & Musicians Takeover Battlefield Park
If you visited the downtown area of the city, you were treated to Belizean music and arts. The two-day event is being held to promote Belizean artists at the Battlefield [...]

Breaking Belize NewsPJ

Kevin Bodden, accused killer of “Ghost Town” gang boss Kendis Flowers, escapes murder charge
Twenty-six-year-old Kevin Bodden, the man accused of the murder of reputed gang boss Kendis Flowers, Junior, the […]

Battle of exes was made up, court drops charges
Earlier this week we reported that a Belize City woman was being accused of grave offenses […]

Eighteen months jail for firearm
Twenty-year-old Ian Williams will spend the next eighteen months as a guest of the Belize Central […]

Prosecutors drop appeal against Elario Elijio
The office of the Director of Public Prosecutions has discontinued an appeal filed against the […]

Philip Goldson: Was he ever pro-ICJ publicly?
As the April tenth, 2019 referendum draws nearer, both sides of the argument have marshaled their […]

Belize bids farewell to Derek Aikman
Family and friends of the late Derek Aikman gathered at the St. John’s Cathedral this afternoon […]

Who is to blame for Venezuela’s problems? Part 1: The case against the United States
As the fight for power in the South American country of Venezuela continues, Breaking Belize News is […]

PUP sues PM Barrow for breach of Finance and Audit Reform Act
The People’s United Party (PUP) informed today that Leader of the Opposition, John Briceño and […]

US student choir to perform at Music Ambassador’s Belize choir tour
The Office of the Music Ambassador, Shyne Barrow, has issued a statement informing that as a […]

Belize CITCO celebrates one year anniversary
Today, the Belize City Council is celebrating its one year anniversary of serving the residents […]

Three men accused of Errol “Lighter” Ferguson murder walk free from court
A trio of brothers accused of the May 2011 murder of taxi driver Errol “Lighter” […]

Accused of killing his neighbor, murder trial ordered for Manuel Pacheco
Jeweler Manuel Pacheco, 58, has been sent to the Supreme Court to be tried for […]

Building for the Future – Paving the Road to Development
The views expressed in this article are those of the writer and not necessarily those of Breaking Belize News. […]

CNN is smitten with Belize
CNN is the latest in a growing number of international media houses to feature […]

Guatemalan Armed Forces follow Belize’s National Security Minister’s tour on Sarstoon River
Belizeans are preparing for a historic national referendum that will be held on April 10th. On […]

Guatemalan civilians open fire at BDF soldiers at Cadenas
Minister of National Security, John Saldivar is conducting a tour of Belize’s borders with Guatemala. Last […]

Woman, 86, dies after being hit by a car in Belize City
Eighty-six-year-old Gudelia Estevez died yesterday morning. Estevez and her 8-year-old grandson were knocked down on February […]

LOVE FM

25 TO LIFE – FOR STABBING KEISHA BULLER 54 TIMES
Ervin Wade stabbed his ex-common law, 25 year old Keisha Buller to death on July 10, 2015. Buller’s grandmother and her child were both present at the home on George Street in Benque Viejo when Wade stabbed her about 54 times. She collapsed on the street outside the home and succumbed to her injuries. Wade …

Punta Gorda Pyro Strikes Again
Three vehicles had been torched in Punta Gorda in February. It appears that a pyromaniac has sought pleasure from the flames and continues to do so. Another vehicle and a motorcycle were burnt to a tinder during another late night incident. Toledo Correspondent Paul Mahung reports on the Punta Gorda pyro. Paul Mahung Toledo Correspondent: …

Belmopan Cops thwart Robbery
There was a robbery in the Tiger Town section of the Capital today. Quick response from the police led to the recovery of the items stolen from “One on One” Grocery Store. Love News Belmopan correspondents Pauline Tillett and Oufemio Cruz reports on how the cops solved the crime. Pauline Soberanis Tillet: “Based on the …

Police Commissioner Visits Dangriga Police Formation
Police Commissioner Chester Williams has been working on crime strategies to offset the different types of crime that beleaguers our country. Part of his methodology includes making changes to the management structure and also having a physical presence at various formations. Today Commissioner Williams spoke to some officers who work in the culture capital. Dangriga …

Senior Citizens Get the ICJ Education
April 10 is the day we decide as a country if we let the International Court of Justice in The Hague decide how to end Guatemala’s unfounded claim. In the Capital, senior citizens are being informed on the merits of Belize’s case. Belmopan correspondent Fem Cruz reports on what the seniors had to say about …

The Beetle that can damage sweet Honey Profits
The small hive beetle, Aethina tumida is a beekeeping pest that causes damage to comb, honey, and pollen. A beetle infestation can cause even the most humble bumble bees to abandon their hive. Beetle larvae can also tunnel through combs of honey, feeding and defecating, causing discoloration and fermentation of the honey. The risk is …

The Love Foundation’s Comic Sheet Creation
The Love Foundation held a comic sheet creation workshop via funding from the US Embassy in Belmopan’s anti corruption campaign. According to Cayo Corresponent Oufemio Cruz, students from different schools in Belmopan participated in the training session. Fem Cruz: “Today at the George Prince Center for Peace and Development in Belmopan the Love Foundation held …

La Ruta Maya River Challenge 2019 sets off
The La Ruta Maya River Challenge kicked off earlier tonight in Cayo. The annual event first began in 1998 and has blossomed into one of the biggest annual sporting events in the country. It brings together hundreds of Belizeans to take part in and witness four days of endurance of the elements on the River. …

One man is wanted in Gabourel homicide case
Police today say that they are following several leads in the homicide case of 18-yearold Joan Gabourel. The pregnant teen was found dead near a cane field off the Valley of Peace Road last Saturday where police believe she was killed around the same time she went missing, four days before. ACP Jospeh Myvett says …

Women’s Day: “Balance for Better”
Tomorrow is being observed as International Women’s Day, which is being celebrated under the theme “Balance for Better”. The significance of the day is to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women around the world. Love news spoke with Cynthia Williams, Executive Director of the National Women’s Commission, who said that women …

Police taking a second look at traffic incident after Gudelia Estevez dies
The death of 86-year-old, Gudelia Estevez, who died twelve days after she was hit by a vehicle, may result in additional charges for the driver of the vehicle, 49-year-old Martin Franklin Reyes. Wilfredo Ferrufino of the Crimes Investigation Branch says the investigation has shifted with the passing of Estevez …

PUP files suit against Prime Minister Dean Barrow for illegal spending
The People’s United Party PUP is taking the Prime Minister Dean Barrow and the Financial Secretary, Joseph Waight to court for illegal spending. This week the Leader of the Opposition John Briceno and Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee Julius Espat filed a lawsuit …

Health officials take action to avoid an outbreak of Dengue
The Pan American Health Organization, PAHO, has alerted countries in the region to make preparation for a possible outbreak of dengue, which is a disease caused by a virus that is spread by a mosquito. Here in Belize, the health authorities are making the necessary preparation in the hopes of preventing an outbreak …

Corozal Police bust two men with close to seven pounds of cocaine
Two men are found with just under seven pounds of cocaine in Corozal. The men were caught on Tuesday by officers who were at the Ranchito Village Municipal Airstrip. Officers observed two men; one was handing a bag to another and upon seeing the police, the man with the bag hurried …

FFB suspends football players for fighting during a game
The Football Federation of Belize has sanctioned players that were involved in the University fight and shooting incident at an ATLIB football game. Following the incident between the University of Belize and Galen University students on Monday March 5, 2019 …

Blogs

Half Day Bird Watching Boat Tour
Recently Lorna McKenzie-Pollock invited my 2-month roommate Heather and I to go birding. Unfortunately, I was on call to help a friend that day. Since some of my readers have been asking about birding options, Lorna happened to be one of them, wanting a unique activity for visiting company. I asked her if she was willing to give a short review on the tour she had found afert getting my self guided options. Stay tuned for a future write up the list of DIY places I told Lorna to go birding.

THE ULTIMATE BELIZE ITINERARY (7 DAYS IN AMBERGRIS CAYE, CAYE CAULKER, AND HOPKINS, BELIZE)
With both pristine beaches and lush jungle terrains; fascinating history and UNESCO World Heritage sites; incredible food and friendly people; there is little left to be desired out of a tropical destination like that of Belize. My Belize itinerary in 7 days will show you the best of what Belize has to offer, from the islands to the rain forest and everything in between. Perfect for first-timers, this guide will help you experience the best of Belize in as little as one week. The small Central American country of Belize is nestled in between Mexico and Guatemala, but has a distinct Caribbean feel compared to its Latin surroundings. Your trip to Belize will take you by surprise, and may just end up as one of your favorite travel destinations. Get ready to fall in love with the beauty and wonder of Belize.

GUIDE: Caye Caulker, Belize
Chances are, if someone starts talking about Caye Caulker, “Shark-Ray Alley,” “KoKo King” beach and “The Split” are going to be among the first phrases out of their mouths. (Shoot, guess I just perpetuated that trend.) Well, this isn’t that kind of guide — mostly because I didn’t DO the first two (I’m really bad at being a tourist), and the idea of needing a tour guide to tell you about the third is more ludicrous than a Belizean street without potholes.

International Sourcesizz

Wildlife traffickers thrive on Guatemala’s murky border with Belize
The siege by wildlife traffickers in the forests on the border between Guatemala and Belize has become so intense that local environmentalists have resorted to extreme measures. Some under trees, keeping watch over the nests of scarlet macaws (Ara macao), and other residents have taken on the responsibilities of law enforcement officers in the area while calling for an increase in the security presence. Although official figures indicate that poverty levels approach 60 percent in the border region between the two countries, some individuals here make vast amounts of money by illegally trading in local wildlife and plant species, selling them internationally to the highest bidder. But wildlife trafficking is not the only illicit trade in the area: Locals also report a near-constant flow of drugs along the length of the 965-kilometer (600-mile) border.

Belize Sugar Industries Limited’s $8 Million Loan
The Inter-American Investment Corporation (“IDB Invest”) as lender, closed on a $10 million secured loan to Belize Sugar Industries Limited, a corporation organized and existing under the laws of Belize (“BSI”) as borrower. The proceeds of the loan will be used by BSI to finance fixed investments to increase its production of direct consumption sugars in Belize.

HOW TO SPEND 5 DAYS IN BELIZE FOR $500
Over winter? Us too. But a tropical vacation has a habit of breaking the bank. That is, until you look at travel budgets for migrating south to Belize. The tiny country is often forgotten, but Belize has everything a starry-eyed traveler on a budget could ask for — warm weather, thriving culture, great food, historical sites, and of course, stunning beaches. Our winter getaway guide gives you the best of two different worlds. Encounter the rainforest of San Ignacio — a city surrounded by ancient Mayan ruins — and then adventure to the backpacker’s island of Caye Caulker — where the saying Belizean saying, “go slow” really hits you when you realize you’ve spent the whole day on the beach drinking Belikin (the beer that’s just about everywhere in Belize). A week-long trip to sunny Belize might be in your budget with a little planning—and you’ll leave feeling just as refreshed and lighthearted, if not more, than that trip to Hawaii that was out of your price range.

Escapes: Battle the blues with a break in Belize, an antidote to soggy SoCal
Katie Quirk has traveled all her life. “When I was a kid, my parents took three months off from work, pulled me and my brother from school, and traveled with us around Spain, France, England and Ireland,” she said in an email. “I was 12 and had some basic French, so my parents assigned me to find housing each evening…. That experience made language and exploring other cultures real to me.” She wanted the same for her children, who often list “travel” among their favorite hobbies. “My children occasionally comment that they wish our family were a little more ‘normal,’ ” Quirk said. “In particular, they wish they could go to Disneyland or Disney World at least once in their childhood. There are times when our style of travel certainly challenges them,” which she has documented in articles for the L.A. Times on family trips to Nicaragua and Guatemala

Belize Automobile Market Trends, Outlook and Growth Opportunities 2019 to 2025
Belize Automobile Market report is a collection of pragmatic information, quantitative and qualitative estimation by industry experts, the contribution from industry connoisseurs and industry accomplices across the value chain. Furthermore, the report also provides the qualitative results of diverse market factors on its geographies and segments. Geographical diversification model remains one of the main strategies of leading automobile manufacturers to ensure profitability in high investment and R&D expenditure scenario. Both large players and start-ups are aggressively focusing on connected and autonomous driving vehicles in the country. Strong government focus on encouraging automotive industry in the country is an important driving force for Belize. However, stringent environmental regulations on pollution and carbon emissions are necessitating heavy investments.

Videos

  • BEL’s Golden Citizen Program, 1min. BEL remains committed to assisting our elders and hosted an award ceremony on Wednesday, February 27 to recognize and honor new beneficiaries of BEL’s Golden Citizen Program. This is the seventh consecutive year that the Company has been awarding qualifying Belizeans 65 years and older with a credit on their monthly electricity bill. Golden Citizens are encouraged to update their account information at any BEL office contrywide to ensure their eligibility for the program.

  • Let's Chit Chat About Hair | Seafood Boil Mukbang, 32min.

  • LOOKING FOR A HOUSE - HOUSE HUNTING IN BELIZE, 12min.

  • BELIZE Intro: Getting Out of the Cold, 1min. Introduction to 6-part series about a winter vacation to the rainforest of Belize.

  • BELIZE Part 1: Hit the Ground Running, 5min. Part 1 of 6-part series about a winter vacation to the rainforest of Belize. Includes a visit to the Belize Zoo and arrival at Chaa Creek Macal River Camp.

  • BELIZE Part 2 Wonders of the Jungle, 5min. Part 2 of 6-part series about winter vacation to Belize. Includes howler monkeys, a trip to Xunantunich Mayan Ruins, sunset canoe paddle on Macal River from Chaa Creek.

  • BELIZE Part 3 Inland Adventure, 2min. Part 3 of 6-part series about winter vacation to Belize. Includes trip to Actun Tunichil Muknal (ATM Cave) and relaxing at Chaa Creek Lodge pool.

  • BELIZE Part 4 Coastal Paradise, 4min. Part 4 of 6-part series about a winter vacation to Belize. Includes visit to Caye Caulker Marine Reserve and Belize Barrier Reef.

  • BELIZE Part 5 Exploring Chaa Creek, 4min. Part 5 of 6-part series about a winter vacation to Belize. Includes visit to Chaa Creek Nature Reserve, Chaa Creek Maya Organic Farm, and Mick Fleming, one of the owners/founders of Chaa Creek. Also include Chaa Creek Medicinal Plants Trail and Chaa Creek saltwater infinity pool.

  • BELIZE Part 6 It's The Little Things, 3min. Part 6 of a 6-part series about a winter vacation to Belize. Includes birdwatching, the Natural History Centre & Butterfly Farm at Chaa Creek, blue morpho butterflies, and leaf cutter ants.

  • BELIZE A Week in Belize (all 7 episodes), 23min. A wintertime vacation to Belize! Includes Belize Zoo, Chaa Creek Macal River Camp, Xunantunich Mayan ruins, ATM cave, Chaa Creek Organic Farm, Chaa Creek Nature Reserve, Chaa Creek Natural History Centre & Butterfly Farm, Caye Caulker, Belize Barrier Reef.

  • Xunantunich - Belize, 5.5min.

  • Coatimundi, 1min. Our little coatimundi friend is a daily visitor to our garden now and a regular thief at our bird table.He could obviously smell me today as I was just 6ft from him..... his little nose was twitching like mad and I could hear him sniffing.

  • Northern tamandua (anteater), 10sec. A species rarely detected on our camera traps, the northern tamandua (or anteater), from Cocksomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary!

  • Belikin La Ruta Maya Launch Party last night in San Ignacio, 44min.

  • Community Park Enhancement Project Video, 1min. Daniel Velazquez made a short documentary video about the Community Park Enhancement Project that was done last weekend at Joseph Andrews park in Santa Elena. It's just a minute long, and worth a watch. A huge thanks to everyone that helped, and For The Children foundation, which led the project.

  • BELIZE - CAYE CAULKER, 4min. Olá Galera viajante! Bem vindo ao nosso Canal, somos Bruno e Lucia da Sonhos em Roteiros.

  • Belize sailing 2019, 7min.

  • Belize Snorkeling, 5min.

  • National Storytelling Competition Mar. 7, 2019 Bliss Center Belize City, 60min.