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The San Pedro Sun

ACES celebrate another successful gala fundraiser at Palapa Bar and Grill
Under the theme 'A Taste of Belize,' Ambergris Caye Elementary School (ACES) hosted its annual gala fundraiser at Palapa Bar and Grill on Saturday, March 9th raising over $40,000 in donations. The charity event is organized to assist the non-government school with its costs of operation and their Special Needs Program. The dinner gala included generous donations by local restaurants, several items up for auction and raffle along with live music. Guests arrived as early as 5PM to the event and while they mingled, some placed bids on their choice of many items up for silent auction. They also purchased raffle tickets for an opportunity to win fabulous prizes.

Ambergris Today

Repurposing Of The Corozal Free Zone Consultancy And Workshop
Ministry of Investment, Trade and Commerce Hosts Validation Workshop under Consultancy "Support for Export-led Development in the Corozal District and Repurposing of the Free Zone" To support growth in the Corozal District, the Government of Belize along with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) launched a Technical Cooperation Project titled "Support for Export Led Development in the Corozal District and Repurposing of the Free Zone" on 15th March 2018.

Is The Growing Traffic On Ambergris Caye A Problem Or Blessing?
Do you believe the island authorities know how many four-wheel vehicles there are in San Pedro? Then there are 6-wheelers, 10-wheelers, 18-wheelers too; as well as trailers, tractors, bulldozers and trailer homes. Whatever the figures, nobody can dispute the fact there there is a huge saturation of vehicles on the streets of San Pedro. Depending on whom you talk too, there are those who are proud of this, and there are those who lament on the fact that there are too many vehicles in San Pedro. Just for curiosity, before you continue reading, what are you personas perspectives about the growing traffic on Ambergris Caye? See if your views will change after you finish reading "Perspectives". Let us look first at the Pros of the traffic situation.

Hardships And Glory Of The Coconut Industry
And that first industry was the coconut industry. The year was approximately 1890 and the then big land owners of Ambergris Caye hired the men of the village to clear the entire beachfront of the island, some 25 miles. This they did using two main tools only, the machete and the axe. As the land was being cleared, the men proceeded to plant the young seedlings of two types of coconuts, the Jamaica Tall and the Malaya Dwarf. In due time, between four to six years, the coconut plantations known as "cocales" began to produce coconuts.

Pic Of The Week - Sanpedrano Flag Bearer At London's Commonwealth Celebrations
Belize along with 52 other Commonwealth Countries celebrated Commonwealth Day on Monday, March 11, 2019, replacing the former Empire Day, often held on the second Monday in March. Proudly carrying the Belize flag was Sanpedrano, Einer Gomez Jr., son of Einer and Marivel Gomez. Gomez was one of the many that joined Queen Elizabeth II in a Westminster Abbey service to mark Commonwealth Day.

Misc Belizean Sources


Corozal Bay Sailing Club St. Patrick's Day Celebration
Hello friends and members. Looking for something to do on St. Patrick's day? Join us as we celebrate with food, music and drinks while supporting the Corozal Bay Sailing Club. Last year we had a great time and the sailors demonstrated their skills for everyone. Please visit us at the lovely Consejo Shores community and do invite friends and family. We look forward to seeing you there.

Rugby Belize
There's a Rugby movement in Belize. The current season is underway. The male teams in Cayo are the Cayo Baymen and the Belmopan Spartans. Locally, they are recruiting for the San Ignacio Women's Rugby Team. Let them know if you're interested.

El Pescador had the opportunity to host our second Orvis Bonefish Bonanza of 2019. A lot of bonefish were landed and the highlight of the week was a double on big permit by Logan and Bryan. Bonefish were found in both large schools in 2 feet of water and larger individuals in shallower waters.

Notice to customers in Belize City:planned waterinterruption
Date: Thursday, March 14, 2019 Duration: 1:00pm to 4:00pm. areas to be affected: entire Downtown Belize City which are all areas bounded to the west by West Collet Canal; to the north by the Belize River and to the east and south by the Caribbean Sea.

Governance Summit
U.S. Embassy CARSI grantee Research Triangle International, in collaboration with the Belize Association of Planners, hosted a Governance Summit with local civil society organizations, government officials, community leaders, and private sector representatives. The Summit focused on strategies to promote, support, and enforce government accountability and highlighted governance challenges, such as reliance on anecdotal data and not on data-driven evidence for decision-making.

Crazy Canucks St. Patricks Day BASH
It's "GREEN" week! Here's our schedule: Monday 12pm: Guitar Jam Circle, 8pm: Live reggae. Tuesday 6:30: Hermit Crab Races for Daryl's Kids of Belize and ACES Elementary. Wednesday 4pm: Live music with Daryl Kennedy. Thursday 2pm: Paint N Splash. Friday 7pm: TRIVIOKE- Trivia at 7 followed with karaoke. Sunday: 7th Annual St. Patrick's Day BASH. 1pm: homemade corned beef & cabbage. 2-5pm: Coconut Trio. 5-10pm: DjSmallz. ***free beads, free shots, giveaways from OLD Master Fine Rum. ***green beer and Irish Car Bombs.

Eat,Drink and be Irish!
Sunday, March 17, 2019 at 11 AM - 11 PM, Camo Cantina & Island Ops on Seagrape Drive, Across the road from Caribbean Villas. Pull out all your green and dust off your best leprechaun outfits for an all day celebration of Saint Patrick's Day! Awesome discounts and free stuff! Plus who doesn't love a shamrock green beer! We will be pouring up green draft Landshark for only $6 Bz!

Continuation of the Issuance of Voter's ID Cards
The Elections and Boundaries Department is pleased to notify electors that the second phase for the issuance of ID Cards will commence effective Wednesday, 13th March, 2019. The issuance of voter ID cards will be for those electors whose application was accepted in the month of August, 2018 and subsequently approved at revision court. Electors are also reminded that the issuance of ID Cards for electors for the month of July, 2018 continues.

More 2019 Carnaval Moments
Photos by Karen Brodie Photography

Carnaval 2019 - Kids
Photos by Karen Brodie Photography

Belize Rejects Being Placed on EU List of "Non-Cooperative Jurisdictions for Tax Purposes"
The European Union (EU) today issued a list of "non-cooperative jurisdictions for tax purposes" adopted by the European Union's Council at its meeting on 12 March 2019. The list, which includes Belize, identifies jurisdictions for purportedly "failing to meet agreed tax good governance standards". The Government of Belize has significant concerns about the erroneous conclusions drawn about Belize's commitment to work with its global partners in establishing a modern fair international tax framework under which profits are taxed where economic activity and value creation occur, as well as the process by which the EU concluded that Belize should be placed on this list.

Corozal Family Kite Day
Come Fly your Kite 2019 Pre Easter Children Activity To all lovers of Kite Flying, the Corozal Sports Council will be organizing a Family Kite Day to be hosted Saturday 13th April 2019 at the Ricalde Stadium commencing at 9:00 am .Register your Child with the Corozal Sports Council on normal working hours Mon-Friday -8:00 am-5:00pm .Lets keep a tradition alive and have fun in a family atmosfair. Come and join us having fun with our Children!. Feel free to call at 637-4545-402-2848- Lets just Fly High with Joy.

Costa Maya Vote
Hello Costa Maya Fans! We need your help! Who would you like to see for International night, Saturday, August 3rd, 2019? Choose from the options below: Option 1: Becky G. Option 2: Manuel Turizo.

More football action at the Ricalde Stadium this Saturday, March 16th
Please come out and cheer for these football warriors. Cover $3.00

Corozal Basketball Association - PLAYOFFS SEMIFINALS
"The heat is on - Semi Finals Best of 3 this weekend. Game 1 will be this Friday, March 15th and Game 2 on Saturday, March 16th at the Civic Center. Will there be a 3rd game? Come find out this weekend - See you there!!" It will be packed super basketball action. Why stay home. Bring your children out and support this great sport.

Belize Bird-a-thon Fundraising Event And Competition
April is the time of our biggest fundraising event, the Belize Bird Conservancy Bird-a-thon. This year we celebrate the 7th bird-a-thon, a fun time of the year when we get to spend the day counting birds throughout Belize with friends. Our goal is to have fun, but our ultimate result is to raise money for our research, conservation and education work, while competing for the H. Lee Jones Cup. This competition also has a much-coveted goal among lodges. To win the H. Lee Jones Cup! Lodges in Belize attract visitors interested in the bountiful nature Belize has to offer. Expert guides help them see and enjoy everything which surrounds them. We invite you to enter the bird-a-thon competition and challenge fellow lodge managers and guides to a friendly competition for "the birdiest lodge". The rules are the standard ones for a bird-a-thon, but you must count birds observed only within a 5-mile circle encompassing your lodge, within 24-hours during a single day. This must be done between April 1 and April 30. The team can count at any time within their chosen day.

BTB Job Vacancy for the position of Digital Marketing Manager

Phasing-out of Single Use Plastics in Belize
In 2018, the GOB approved the phase-out of single-use plastics and styrofoam products set to take effect on April 22nd, 2019. The law relating to the planned phase-out is now ready for review.The Draft Environmental Protection (Pollution from Plastics) Regulation, 2019 can be reviewed here.

Mrs. Josefa Canto of the San Antonio Women's group proudly showcasing the Maya traditional way of grinding corn
Archaeologist point out that perhaps during the late archaic period or the Maya Pre-classic period the Maya began to experiment with the nixtamalization process of corn. That is, the cooking of corn with limestone to break the corn shells. It is this process that has kept feeding much of the Maya of Belize. Corn is the base food for the Maya people and up to date it continues to be a base staple in our diet. Recent archaeological findings indicate that one of the only factories of manos and metates, used for the grinding of the corn, is found on the outskirts of San Antonio. The site of Pacbitun hosts an array of sand hills and cut granite,which are evidences that indicate that the objects were created here. In addition, at the site and surrounding farms persons can encounter pieces of manos and metates which either had defects or were broken.

Channel 7

Trial of The Decade: Who Murdered Pastor Lew?
William Danny Mason along with Ashton Vanegas, Keron Fernandez, Terrence Fernandez, and Ernest Castillo today went on trial for the murder of Pastor Llewelyn Lucas in the Belmopan Supreme Court. But the trial almost didn't start when Herbert Panton, the attorney for Mason and his four co-accused asked for an adjournment. He said his legal team couldn't get proper instructions from the five accused because the Prison is not allowing them to see all at the same time. But, DPP Cheryl Lynn Vidal wanted to press on; she argued that she has a list of witnesses who are prepared to testify today.

Murder in A Sandhill Home
A Sandhill resident was killed inside his own home on Sunday morning. The victim is 41year old Denmark Casimiro. He had been living alone at that New site area house four about 3 months until a man came over to his house and shot him dead. Courtney Weatherburne has more. Voice of: Neighbor: "I was sleeping, me and my family, Sunday morning around 6:45 and I heard a gunshot and then somebody in the house started to cry or holler. And then I heard another gunshot and I didn't hear nothing afterwards." Courtney Weatherburne reporting: That cry for help came from Denmark Casimiro.

Police Say Murder is Drug Related
Although residents say that Casimiro was killed over a tattoo machine, the police believe it was a drug related execution. Here is more from the police press briefing. ASP Alejandro Cowo, OC - CIB: "There was no sign of forced entry at his residence. We suspect that he was in the company of another male person, who police is looking for at this moment." Reporter: "Anything as to a motive?" ASP Alejandro Cowo, OC - CIB: "We suspect it is drug related."

Father of 3 Dies In Motorbike Accident
A father of 3 was killed in an accident on Sunday evening. 38 year old John Bennett was heading to his Belize City home on a motorbike when he collided into an oncoming vehicle. Bennett was flung from his bike and died on the spot. John Bennett would have been among these men, hanging out at his Lakeview Street home this morning. But, instead, his body was lying at the morgue. Bennett was killed in an accident between miles 7 and 8 on the George Price Highway. On Sunday evening around 5:00, Bennett left his cousin's mile 8 home on his motorcycle and was heading back to his house in the city when he collided into a gold Ford Explorer that was coming in the opposite direction.

Man on Bicycle Run Over On Highway
There was another fatal accident over the long weekend - this one happened between Miles 50 and 51 on the Northern Highway - and the victim was on a bicycle. On Saturday night at 7:20, 62-year-old, Excequiel Lopez Leon, from Tower Hill Village was knocked down by 34 year old Shaun Dortch - who was heading in the same direction - both were southbound. Dortch - who was driving a Mazda SUV - told police that Lopez Leon veered into the road:...

Grandmother Stops House from Burning
A family from Sunset Park, a residential community located at Mile 8 and a half on the George Price Highway, is trying to figure out how they will rebuild their home after a fire nearly destroyed it. They believe that someone tried to burn the house down, and all the evidence points in that direction. Juanita Avilez invited us into her home to see the damage today. She told Daniel Ortiz how she saved her home from being totally destroyed:

Mother Shattered By Sudden Death
Tonight, a mother and father from Kelly Street in Belize City are in the throes of grief after their 6-week-old newborn died in her sleep. The mother of Baby Ryhnaye Rowland put her to sleep on Sunday night just like she has always done. She expected that the baby would have stirred awake multiple times, as new-borns are known to do. In the early morning hours of Monday, the baby did just that on an hourly basis, until she just stopped.

The Last Referendum Registration
If you are a voter, and you didn't re-register last year, today was the final day you could do so in time to vote in the upcoming ICJ referendum. Since March 1st, The Elections and Boundaries Offices countrywide have been staying open up until 7 p.m. in the evenings to allow for persons to come in. They are trying to accommodate as many of those tardy voters as possible, and this evening, at 6 o'clock, when we passed by the office on Cemetery Road, we found quite a crowd cuing up to re-registered.

Blackout Bus' Shot: 11 Year Old Grazed
If you were watching the news on Friday night - you probably know that there was a power outage on the Southside just after 7:00. Well, criminals used the cover of darkness to shoot two males in separate incidents. The first was an 11 year old boy who came within millimeters of losing his life. Tonight, a mother from Glynn Street is grateful that her 11 year-old son survived a shooting at the start of the holiday weekend. He was grazed behind the ear, but had the bullet been fired a few more centimeters more to the right, the child would have been critically wounded or worse.

Shots Fired In The Dark
Five minutes after that youth was shot in the Mesopotamia area, another man was short in Port Loyola. It happened off Faber's Road Extension where 19 year old Melroy Pelayo, and others whilst were hanging out on Rio Grande street they two men rode up and one of them opened fire - hitting him in the leg. Polcie told us more: ASP Alejandro Cowo, O.C., C.I.B., Belize City: "It was just after 7:15 that Police visited the hospital where they observed him with a gunshot wound to the body. Mr. Pelayo was walking with other persons on Rio Bravo Crescent just after the light was cut out. While he was walking with other friends, he was approached by two male persons riding on separate bicycles.

Cops Say Courier Cocaine Charge Will Stand
On Friday we told you about the 6 and a half pounds of cocaine that police intercepted at the Ranchito Municipal Airstrip. It had arrived there in a knapsack by air cargo and police arrested 59 year-old Henry Menzies, and 38 year-old Melvin Cal, a cargo agent for the local airline. On Friday, Menzies's employer and his family put out a statement saying he was just working as a courier and had nothing to do with the illicit cargo in the package. They accused the police of an incompetent investigation. Today, police said they know what they were doing.

Robbers Pretending To Be Cops
Over the long weekend, thieves once again preyed on the PUMA Gas station at mile 1.5 on the Northern Highway. On Sunday evening, thieves dressed as cops robbed the place. Police told us more:.. ASP Alejandro Cowo, O.C., C.I.B., Belize City: "On Sunday 10th March, 2019, just minutes before 5pm, the PUMA Gas Station which is located at mile 1.5 Phillip Goldson Highway was held up at gunpoint by 2 male persons who apparently were dressed in police uniform. The uniform pants resemble a police pants, but it does not all the specifications of a police pants and they entered and they demanded to speak to the manager of the gas station which they forge themselves inside of the office and thereafter they opened the safe and they took an undisclosed amount of cash and also the DVR equipment."

EU Shits Goalposts, Blacklists Bze IBC's
Belize's offshore sector fought mightily to get off the EU blacklist in December, but today we were put back on that list. At a meeting of EU economy and finance ministers on Tuesday 10 countries were added to the list which is designed to name and shame "non-cooperative jurisdictions for tax purposesfailing to meet agreed tax good governance standards". The note on Belize says that this country has not yet, quote, "amended or abolished one harmful preferential tax regime. Belize's commitment to amend or abolish its newly identified harmful preferential tax regime by the end of 2019 will be monitored." End quote.

BWS Says Succotz Situation Being Regularised
BWS has released a statement in relation to the irregularly high water bills that Succotz residents have been getting. It states " BWS's internal investigation has established that the former meter reader, who is no longer employed with the company, appears to have falsified readings for several months by entering numbers slightly higher than the previous actual reading into the specialized hand-held meter reading device. It continue by saying "At the last reading cycle, the newly assigned meter reader, as per the established procedures, brought in the actual readings. This resulted in these customers receiving higher than normal bills. "

Big Plantation In Little Belize
The BDF destroyed a major marijuana plantation in the Orange Walk district over the weekend. Police told us more today:... ACP Joseph Myvett, NCIB: "Members of the BDF reported that on Saturday the 9th March sometime in the early morning, they conducted a marijuana eradication operation in the little Belize area of the Corozal district where they discovered a marijuana plantation containing 4,500 plants ranging from three or four feet in height, as well as 30 pounds of marijuana. No one was found in the area as a result the trees were uprooted and destroyed."

Flipped On Boom Road
There was a non fatal accident on the Burrell Boom Road on Sunday. Police told us more:

Fantasy Five Winner Reticent
Turning now to more cheerful news - the winner of the January fifth Fantasy Five jackpot of over two hundred and twenty thousand dollars has come forward. But, he's a little shy - which is why he didn't step forward and the Fantasy Give rep explained why:.. Since that January fifth draw, there has been another winner who also has not come forward. The jackpot is now at 224 thousand dollars.

The Ruta Winner
61 teams participated in the Ruta but at the end NICH won. The team of Efrain, Felix and Hener Cruz took first place. We leave you with footage of their victory tonight.

Channel 5

Denmark Casimiro is Killed in Sandhill; was it Drug Related?
A father of two was executed on Sunday morning in Sandhill Village. Residents in the village told News Five that they heard Denmark Casimiro and another man arguing inside his [...]

'Danny' Mason and Company are on Trial for Beheading Pastor Lue
The trial against William “Danny” Mason and four other men began today in the Belmopan Supreme Court. Mason, who is known to have ministerial friends, is considered the mastermind in [...]

Drug Plane Crashes South of Quintana Roo; 1 Person Killed
A small plane carrying one ton of cocaine crash landed into fields in the community of San Pedro Peralta, south of Quintana Roo, Mexico. One person was reportedly killed. Mexican [...]

Fake Cops Rob PUMA Gas Station
A pair of fake cops robbed PUMA Gas Station on the Philip Goldson Highway Sunday evening and they made it look so effortless. Two armed men, dressed in what can [...]

Belize City Man Perishes in RTA
A Belize City man was one of two persons who lost his life on Sunday evening in traffic fatalities. �Thirty-eight-year-old John Bennett was on his motorcycle en route to Belize [...]

Guatemalan Knocked Down and Killed in OW
Sixty-two-year-old Guatemalan National Excequiel Lopez Leon was knocked down and killed on Saturday night at around seven-twenty. Police say that thirty-four-year-old Shaun Dortch of San Pedro Village, Corozal District was [...]

6 Persons Injured in Boom Road Traffic Accident
A traffic accident on the Burrell Boom Road on Sunday evening left six persons injured, but fortunately, there were no fatalities. Sidney Humphreys was behind the wheel of an Isuzu [...]

Corozal Family Disputes a Police Account of a Cocaine Bust
A well-known courier service provider from Corozal and a cargo agent for a local airline company are on Supreme Court bail tonight after they were intercepted by police last Wednesday [...]

Why Didn't the Investigation include the Sender from San Pedro?
It is not the first time that local airlines are being used to transport illicit cargo across the country; in fact, the police department has intercepted packages carrying suspected drugs, [...]

Marijuana Field Destroyed in Corozal
The Belize Defence Force carried out a destruction of marijuana fields in northern Belize over the weekend. �The B.D.F. carried out an operation in the early hours of Saturday near [...]

Last Call for Re-Registration
Today was the final day to register for the April tenth referendum. In Belize City, long lines were formed at various registration centres as electors waited to apply to be [...]

EU Designates Belize as a Non-cooperative Jurisdiction
Belize is among ten new jurisdictions blacklisted as tax havens by the European Union. These include: Aruba, Barbados, Bermuda, Dominica, Fiji, the Marshall Islands, Oman, the United Arab Emirates and [...]

Trio Arraigned for Belize City Burglary
Tonight, a trio of men caught in connection with a house burglary at the home of a supervisor is on remand at the Belize Central Prison. Kevin Alvarez, James Fitzgibbon, [...]

Gunman Targets Teen during Blackout
On Friday night, criminals seized the opportunity to commit crimes when there was a brief interruption in power in Belize City. Sometime around seven-fifteen that night, during the "black out", [...]

Another City Shooting; No Suspects
Belize City resident Linsford Baldwin also fell victim to a gunman in the city over the weekend. Police say that sometime after nine on Saturday, twenty-eight-year-old Baldwin was shot to [...]

1 Month-Old Baby Girl Mysteriously Dies
Belize City police are investigating the sudden death of a one-month-old baby girl. Her name is Rhynaye Alexandra Rowland and she was found dead in her bed at her home [...]

NICH Wins Again; the Results of the Ruta Maya Belize River Challenge
The team from NICH established itself as a force at the start of the four-day Ruta Maya River Challenge race. Covering as much as one hundred and eighty miles, sixty-one [...]

The Weekend in Sports
Good evening, I'm James Adderley and this is Sports Monday.   [Highlights of the weekend sporting activities....]

The Reporter

Mexican Authorities Confiscate Suspected Drug Plane
Mexican authorities have confiscated a suspected drug plane on Sunday afternoon in a forest area near Bacalar.

Breaking Belize NewsPJ

A man is receiving treatment at the Orange Walk hospital after he was involved in a [�]

Belize rejects being placed on EU List of "Non-Cooperative Jurisdictions for Tax Purposes"
The European Union (EU) today issued a list of "non-cooperative jurisdictions for tax purposes" adopted by [�]

Fake police rob Puma gas station
Just before 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, two men dressed as cops entered the Puma Gas Station [�]

Cyclist dies in fatal traffic accident on George Price Highway
Belize City resident, John Bennett, is dead after a road traffic accident over the weekend. Police [�]

Leroy Bardalez, 20, charged for shooting Melroy Pelayo, 19
Belize City cops have charged Leroy Thomas Bardalez, 20, with 'attempted murder', 'use of deadly means [�]

Police: Murder of Denmark Casimiro drug related
Police have detained one man in connection with the shooting death of Denmark Casimiro, 41. [�]

Orange Walk man rescued from vehicle after accident this morning
A man is receiving treatment at the Orange Walk hospital after he was involved in a [�]

Driver: cyclist rode in the middle of the highway and caused his own death
Orange Walk police have served Shawn Dorch with a notice of intended prosecution. This comes [�]

BDF destroy marijuana plantation in Little Belize, Corozal
In the wee hours of Saturday morning, the Belize Defence Force (BDF) carried out a [�]

Leadercast 2019 to be held on May 10th
Belize is one in only five Caribbean countries that will be a part of the [�]

Two charged for cocaine bust in Corozal; family refutes allegations
Authorities have charged two men who were busted with three parcels of cocaine last week. [�]

Another murder charge thrown out in Supreme Court
By Aaron Humes:The last of three men accused of killing Nigerian national Kabiru Oloungundudu, a security guard stabbed to [�]

Three teens sent to jail for attempted murder of Clinton Pou
A trio of teenagers appeared in Belize's Magistrate Court on Friday, charged with the attempted murder [�]

Self-defense instructor talks gender-based violence for women's month
As countries around the world highlight pertinent women's issues during the celebration of International Women's [�]

Belize added to EU tax-haven blacklist
Belize, along with nine other jurisdictions, has been added to the European Union's (EU) revised [�]

Henderson tallies a triple double
By Peter Lacey: Sports broadcaster for The National Channel TNC 10. On Saturday night March 9, 2019, Delvon Marquis Henderson notched only the 3rd Triple Double in NEBL History against the Digicel Defenders with 21 Points 18 Rebounds 11 Block Shots. [�]

"Student Eagles" leave for Costa Rica to represent Galen at the 34th MOAS
By Galen University: Galen University's (GU) students held a 'mock presentation' on Friday in front of the CEO, [�]

Medical facilities countrywide to receive climate readiness upgrades
The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) is spearheading a project in Belize to upgrade 11 [�]

FFB suspends players following altercation during University game
The Football Federation of Belize (FFB) issued a statement on March 7, expressing its discontent [�]


Celebrating Women's Month
March is celebrated annually as women's month and there have been several events being hosted across the country to foster women's development. The Ministry of Human Development is hosting its "Vagina Conference" which focuses on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights, Women's Sexuality, Anatomy and Mechanics of the Vagina, and Impact of STIs on the �

Denmark Casimiro Murdered. Why?
Denmark Casimiro is the latest addition to 2019's murder statistic. Casimiro had recently moved into a quiet area of Sandhill Village when he was gunned down over the weekend. Love News spoke to family and friends in Biscayne Village and Sandhill about Casimiro's passing. Jose Sanchez: "About 5:30 Sunday morning in Sandhill the peace was �

Department of Environment moves ahead with phasing out plastics and Styrofoam
In 2017, an assessment was done that showed that in a course of three years, Belize imported over two hundred million pieces of single use plastic bags and fifty two million pieces of Styrofoam and plastic food containers while producting about five million pieces of Styrofoam and thirty five million single use plastic bags. It �

SJC continues to put students in touch with history
St. John's College, SJC, is committed to giving their students a very sound foundation of their ancestry by teaching them history. First form students are taught African and Mayan History which allows them to understand history from the perspective of the oppressors. Love news spoke with Yasser Musa, a teacher at SJC, who said that �

Ixchel Poot wins fellowship
We have interviewed Ix-che Poot several times in her capacity as the Executive Director of the National Council on Ageing where she gets the opportunity to champion the cause of the elderly. However, when she is not doing that, Poot spends her time writing. Poot will get the opportunity to further pursue her passion of �

Healthy six weeks baby dies in sleep
A couple in Belize City have lost their six week old daughter. The mother, Simbiat Garnett said that the baby, Ryhnaye (pronounced Renee) Rowland, had not displayed any health complications. Garnett and her husband were sleeping with the child and on Monday morning, between three o'clock and three thirty, Garnett found she was not breathing. �

Gerald Mendoza wins Fantasy 5
Gerald Mendoza has been faithfully buying Fantasy 5 since it began. Mendoza finally got lucky in January when he bought the winning numbers 12, 27, 03, 29, 01 and letter A. Fast forward almost two months later and Mendoza has gone to pick up his winnings. A very shy Mendoza spoke to the media about �

Police say teenager shot due to neighborhood dispute
A nineteen year old is recovering from a gunshot injury he sustained on Friday night, just as the nationwide power outage happened. Police identified him as Melroy Pelayo. Police say they found Pelayo at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital shortly after 7:15 in the night. By today, ASP Alejandro Cowo, Head of the Crimes Investigation �


What to do in Placencia, Belize
Tucked at the end of a peninsula on the Central coast of Belize, Placencia draws vacationers and retirees alike thanks to its tropical climate, prime beaches, laid-back vibe and English speakers. The village won't overload you with activities or bustle - part of its charm is that the Belizean adage "Go Slow" takes on a literal meaning here - but the longer you hang around, the more likely you'll find there is more to this town than first strikes the eye, from the warmth of the intertwined local and expat communities to back streets that wind into the canals, revealing pockets of life not seen from the main stretch.

International Sourcesizz

Las mujeres, el impulso que el medio ambiente necesita
Read article featuring women in conservation, including our Executive Director Christina Garcia, in Spanish. Desde tiempos ancestrales, las mujeres han tenido una relaci�n especial con la naturaleza. Ellas contribuyen enormemente al bienestar y el desarrollo sostenible de sus comunidades, as� como al mantenimiento de los ecosistemas, la diversidad biol�gica y los recursos naturales del planeta.

There's a New Private-Island Destination in Turks and Caicos named Ambergris Cay
There's a new private-island destination in the heart of the Turks and Caicos Islands. A new boutique all-inclusive hotel has quietly opened its doors on the three-mile-long island of Ambergris Cay (not to be confused with the island of Ambergris Caye in Belize). It's called Ambergris Cay, and it's home to 10 private beachfront suites, a restaurant and a pool and bar.

How to Spend 5 Days in Belize for $500
303 Magazine has an article out about budget travelling in Belize, and Cayo is highlighted. Cenaida's gets a great mention, as does the Green Iguana Conservation Project, Mountain Pine Ridge, and Xunantunich. "Tucked away in the jungle is the small city of San Ignacio. While there are tourists in San Ignacio due to its rich history and culture, it isn't what you would call a "tourist town." The center of town is a few streets of restaurants and businesses, all centered around a local food and goods marketplace. A winding river snakes around the city, and just beyond is some of nature's finest - jungle-thick hikes that lead to towering waterfalls, hot springs and pools. But the real gem of San Ignacio is its Mayan footprint. Ruins of ancient Mayan structures, caves filled with artifacts and other historic sites are scattered around the city. San Ignacio is where a traveler finds their sense of adventure."


  • The Business Perspective on Love FM., 2hr18min.

  • 22nd Annual Belikin La Ruta Maya Belize River Challenge, 3.5min. The twenty-second Belikin La Ruta Maya Belize River Challenge began today at the foot of the Hawkesworth Bridge in Santa Elena. Sixty-one teams of paddlers registered to take on one hundred and eighty miles of river in four days. The longest leg was completed today; after forty-nine gruelling miles of paddling, defending champions, NICH, won by a margin of three minutes. News Five's Duane Moody reports.

  • Mrs. Karen Bevans, Director of Tourism's interview with Mr. Johnson Johnrose from CTO at ITB Berlin, 6.5min.

  • Snorkeling in Belize, 10min. Some footage using a Pixel 3 XL with a waterproof bag. The quality is actually pretty decent.


  • Mapping the Guatemalan Claim, 2hr.

  • Day 4 Ruta Maya, 96min.

  • 10-4-19, 66min. Tune in to tonight's edition of 10-4-19 to hear our spirited panelists answer some of the questions that Belizeans are still asking as we approach the April 10th referendum! Jump in the discussion by leaving your comments below!


  • Belize - What to Eat in Belize, 9min. Belizean Food. What should I eat in Belize? Well, what shouldn't you eat? Belize has a lot of tasty foods for foodies and travelers to enjoy. From the amazing seafood of Conch Fritters and Grilled Lobster to some traditional dishes like Garnaches and Fry Jacks, there is a lot of food and drinks (including the ubiquitous Belikan beer) for tourists and travelers to Belize to enjoy. Filmed on Caye Caulker, Belize

  • Getting to know my Belize. Sites to visit. Travelling in Belize, 21min. Travelling from Punta Gorda to Belize City and Visiting some sites. George Price Center in Belmopan, Museum of Belize, Old Belize and Xunantunich in Cayo District.