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Musa Chosen to Serve as Member of CARIFESTA’s Interim Festival Directorate
The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat has invited Belize’s, Mr. Musa Shaheed to serve as a Member of the Interim Festival Directorate (IFD) for CARIFESTA and to attend the Seventeenth Meeting of the IFD, which will be held in Trinidad and Tobago on 25th to 26th March.
The Caribbean Festival of Arts (CARIFESTA) which is the region’s largest, roving multi-disciplinary arts and culture festival, is intended to celebrate diversity and excellence in the arts in the Caribbean, to foster a vision of Caribbean unity and to positively advance Caribbean culture regionally, throughout the diaspora and the world. The next edition of the Festival, CARIFESTA XIV, will be held in Trinidad and Tobago from 16-25 August, 2019 under the theme “The Tangible and Intangible – Connect. Share. Invest”.
San Pedro Tiger Sharks suffer another game loss
San Pedro Tiger Shark’s second home game was a crushing blow as they fell to the Verdes 87-62 on Sunday, March 17th. This loss sees the island team sliding down the tournament ladder from first to fifth place. The island team will need to win all their upcoming games in order to make it to the 2019 National Elite Basketball League (NEBL) playoffs.
The upcoming NEBL matches will test each team to play harder as they fight for a spot in the tournament’s playoffs later in the competition. Friday, March 22nd is the game between Mirage/Smart Belize Hurricanes and the San Pedro Tiger Sharks at the Belize City Civic Center.
Vessel Grounding In The Sapodilla Caye Area
The Belize Coast Guard (BCG) has responded to media reports on March 19, 2019, regarding a vessel grounding that occurred in the Sapodilla Caye Marine Reserve.
The BCG informs the public that they were indeed aware of the vessel grounding. The incident occurred on Thursday, 14th March, around 3:30 a.m. The Forward Operating Base at Hunting Caye received a distress call from the sailing vessel CHITITU stating that they had run aground north of Nicholas Caye. A search and rescue unit was immediately deployed and within 15 minutes was able to locate the vessel and crew. Sailing vessel CHITITU is a 48ft monohull sailing vessel registered in the United States of America.
Belize Tourism Board And Belize Audubon Society To Enhance St. Herman’s Blue Hole National Park
In its continuous efforts to enhance the tourism attractions, the Belize Tourism Board (BTB) has invested in the development of the nature based tourism product development, a component of Belize’s National Sustainable Tourism Master Plan 2030. The objective of the project aims to improve birding guests’ experience and satisfaction as this market segment has bloomed over the years.
Spotlight On Belize At ITB Berlin 2019 Show
BHA President Ted Tejada and our BHA European Representative Sander Langeveld, were at the ITB Berlin Show in Germany representing our membership from March 5- 10, 2019. During these five days, the Belize Hotel Association representatives met with several agents, wholesalers, Media representatives and service providers that showed much interest in promoting and selling Belize to their clients.
Misc Belizean Sources
The Coastal Zone Management Authority and Institute is pleased to share with you the second issue of our Coastline Newsletter for 2019.
3rd Chiquibul Marathon Challenge
FCD congratulates all the winners of the 3rd Chiquibul Marathon Challenge. Our kudos to all the other runners who ventured and dared to challenge the mountains of the Chiquibul!!
San Pedro Locksmith
Offering locksmith services in San Pedro for the past 3 + years
Coral nurseries are an important way to help protect the reef and keep coral strong and healthy
Our coral nursery is growing with new frames and more fragments added this past week. This program is very important because our tourism industry depends on healthy coral reefs. Many people have volunteered their time and contributed to this work. However, we are not getting as much support from our industry partners as we expected.
We will be launching a sponsorship program very soon to make it easier for people to support this important program. In the meantime, our corals are growing and our volunteers remain positive. Look out for more updates coming soon.
We are working with 3 species of acroporids that are listed as critically endangered. They serve as important reef builders and provide lots of shelter for reef fish.
World Meteorological Day 2019
Belize will join the rest of the world in celebrating World Meteorological Day 2019 on 23rd March, under the theme “The Sun, the Earth and the Weather”.
This day commemorates the coming into force on 23rd March 1950 of the convention establishing the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).
The sun is located about 150 million kilometers (93 million miles) from Earth. The sun delivers the energy that powers all life on Earth.
Information on Vessel Grounding in the Sapodilla Caye Area
The Belize Coast Guard (BCG) has responded to media reports on March 19, 2019, regarding a vessel grounding that occurred in the Sapodilla Caye Marine Reserve.
The BCG informs the public that they were indeed aware of the vessel grounding. The incident occurred on Thursday, 14th March, around 3:30 a.m. The Forward Operating Base at Hunting Caye received a distress call from the sailing vessel CHITITU stating that they had run aground north of Nicholas Caye. A search and rescue unit was immediately deployed and within 15 minutes was able to locate the vessel and crew.
Two power outages, Thursday, March 21 to affect San Pedro, Ambergris Caye as follows:
8:00am to 10:00am: Boca Del Rio area including Conch Shell Street, Bonefish Street, Sapodilla Street; and entire North San Pedro, including surrounding areas over Sir Barry Bowen Bridge.
10:00am to 11:00am: Escalante Subdivision, DFC Are including Mar de Tumbo Drive, Sea Grape Drive, Villa Drive; San Marcos, San Pablo, Elliot Subdivision, San Pedrito including Crocodile Street, Tropic Street, Glitter Street and Water Lane Street; Tarpon Street, Almond Street, portion Black Coral Street, portion Buccaneer Street, Ambergris Street, Pescador Drive, Angel Coral Street, Nurse Shark Street, Caribena Street, Jewfish Street, portion Sandpiper Street, Seaweed Street, Cormorant Street, Lagoon Street, Seagull Street; San Juan area including Spider Lily Street, Zericote Street, Lagoon Street and Dolphin Street.
Corozal Con Voz 8th Annual Exhibit
Visiting the Corozal House of Culture Arte Con Voz 8th Annual Exhibit. On March 15, 2019 everyone came to witness the Art display done by Mrs Vilma Romero. Honouring the Life's work of multigenre Visual Studio. This display will be on display until April 5, 2019.
Corozal Bay Advisory Committee (CBAC) meeting
"Sarteneja Alliance for Conservation & Development - SACD was happy to host another successful Corozal Bay Advisory Committee (CBAC) meeting on March 15th in Consejo Village. The members of CBAC received an update on SACD's work over the last quarter of the year and discussed important topics such as surveillance and enforcement protocols, the protected area's re-designation and re-alignment process, and the Sustainable Fishery Plan for Corozal Bay.
As part of this meeting, fisher representatives from different stakeholder communities shared their perspectives on important topics related to fishing in CBWS, such as traditional rights and the re-designation process.
JOB VACANCY!!! BAYMEN CABLE & INTERNET for Junior Field Technician
Corozal Basketball Championship
Don't Miss Out this FRIDAY, March 22nd. It’s Basketball Game Time at the Civic Center.YOU JUST CAN'T MISS THE MAIN EVENT! SIZZLING HOT. Our Corozal community is coming alive once again with dazzling sports.
Friday's Game is on:
Game 1: Over 35 vs Over 40 (Exhibition).
Game 2: Eagles vs Gorillaz (Game 3 of 3 - Winner advances to Finals).
FREE Eye Exam and Diabetic Eye screening in Corozal
The Belize Council for the Visually Impaired (BCVI) will offer FREE Eye Exam and Diabetic Eye screening on Monday, March 25th and Tuesday, March 26th at the Corozal Town Hall from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Everyone is invited from surrounding areas, with or without NHI. This is an important call for diabetics, especially. Please bring Social Security cards. Free eye glasses for children that will need. Call us at 322-0227 for more information.
HOBBS BREWERY in Placencia Point, Belize is now OPEN
It has been the talk of the village for months. "The Brewery Is Open for Purchasing of Belize's New Beers". Stop by and pick up your 6 pack or case of 24. (2) different beers, either the Hummingbird or the Wildcat. Both are in 12 oz aluminum cans. 4.7% Vol. & 6.0% Vol. $5BZ each. $4BZ for restaurants/bars or resorts. "High Quality Beer" & Fresh. BELIZE'S FIRST CRAFT BEER. Note that they are 12 oz. not 10 or less!!!! Call Brian in Placencia at 625-3122.
Located at the newly renovated "The Serenity Beach Resort" quarter mile north of Placencia airstrip.
ICJ FAIR Coming up in Corozal.
Saturday March 23, 6pm-12am.
DOWNTOWN PROJECTS UPDATE
For those of you who don't get to visit downtown, here are a couple of updated pictures of the two development projects underway by the Belize City House of Culture and Downtown Rejuvenation Project.
The first three pictures are of the rebuilding of the Human Development Building on Albert Street. The HDB will be utilized to continue the work in skills training for women of the community.
The next three pictures show the rebuilding of the Frederic Greenwood House which will become a restaurant and museum dedicated to the works of Mr. Greenwood. Mr. Greenwood was an English Urban Planner who relocated to Belize in the 70's and assisted the Government in various ways contributing to the development of Belize City.
2nd Belize National Research Conference
Mark the dates!
Family Loses Home, While Bystanders Snap Pics
Last night we showed you the late breaking news about the fire in the Bootsville area of the city. It has left a mother and her two kids homeless, and their neighbor's house scorched. And while that is a tragedy for this small family - the real tragedy is the state of social media sickness where bystanders preferred to capture the fire on their cell phones, rather than do something to put out the fire. Here's more:
This was the gripping scene yesterday in Bootsville as Melanie Adolphus's home burned. The Port Loyola resident was outside talking to her sister when she saw that her house was on fire.
Melanie Adolphus - Fire Victim:
"Now, as soon as I get outside with her talking, like a good ten minutes, maybe not even ten minutes, I see smoke coming out the window, in the hall area and my kitchen area. But the smoke was coming darker from the hall..."
Tears of Joy: Freedom For Peruvian
24 year old Luis Marroquin cried in the Supreme Court when he didn't get bail last month - and that's why this evening he must have had tears of joy when his attorney give him the news in jail. The Peruvian, who is accused of being part of a scam to steal form ATM machines is free of charges tonight after the DPP decided not to pursue charges against him. His attorney Dickie Bradley explained today:
Dickie Bradley - Luis Marroquin's Attorney:
"So, she has been looking at the files for several matters and she has informed me that, in relation to Luis Marroquin, she has given directives that the charge against him is to be withdrawn. I want to say a big thank you on behalf of the family to the Director of Public Prosecution because Luis Marroquin would have been in prison until next year..."
More Charges For Foster's Alleged Killer
Last year, it made headline news when Richard Foster, the 74 year-old British filmmaker who made Belize his home, was found dead in the Rivera Area of Belmopan. Well, 27 year-old Derwin Jones, one of the men charged with his murder, is now facing additional charges for that crime.
Jones was arraigned yesterday before Senior Magistrate Tricia Pitts-Anderson on the charge of aggravated burglary for allegedly breaking into Foster's Savanah Guest House, which is located at mile 29 on the George Price Highway. He pleaded not guilty, and was remanded until May 21st, the same date that was given to Benyati Brandon and others who were charged with the same offense. Among the items stolen from Foster at the time of his killing included a 12 gauge pump action shotgun, and a 9 millimeter pistol.
Mason Accomplice Admitted To Pastor Lu's Beheading in Caution Statement
The Murder Trial of William Danny Mason, and his 4 co-defendants, Ashton Vanegas, Keron Fernandez, Terrence Fernandez, and Ernest Castillo, continued today in the Belmopan Supreme Court before Justice Antoinette Moore.
It was an all-day session which ended late this evening, with yet another major disclosure in evidence. It happened as part of a trial within this trial, where the judge is examining whether or not the she will allow a caution statement from defendant Ernest Castillo to be admitted into evidence. He and his attorney, Herbert Panton, are challenging it, claiming that this statement was beaten out of him, and that at the time of its recording, Castillo was denied access to legal counsel.
The Public Education For Plastics
Today, the public education campaign to ban plastics was launched. Now, with about a month to go before the legislation is introduced, you might say it's a little late.
But, better late than never, and the Department Of Environment's CEO explained how the plastics task force came up with a Plastic Free Belize campaign:
Percival Cho - CEO Ministry of Environment:
"The plastic task force that was set up last year by cabinet thought it necessary to embark on a public educational campaign for the country. To do that, we decided to set up a subgroup, a subcommittee of the task force, involving NGOs, civil society groups and others, to work towards developing a common message and to agree that all organizations who want to say something about the phase-out to be able to say it using one voice, one message..."
Scrapping Plastics Begins With You
But, while the ban is the regulatory and legislative element - to make this work, what is really required is behavioral modification across the society. OCEANA's Janelle Chanona - who is part of the plastics task force - discussed this:
Janelle Chanona - VP, Oceana Belize:
"Overall, when you look at the passage of any law, the law is one thing. What it will really come down to is the behavior change because we all have to accept that we cannot have enforcement 24/7, we cannot have big brother looking over your shoulder. It really has to be something that the community buys in, where the people of Belize reconcile and recognize that behavior change needs to happen and that we all need to be changing how we do things..."
Senate Debates Coastal Road Project
Today, the Senate met in Belmopan to discuss and debate a pair of megabucks infrastructure projects. That's the Coastal Road loan and he Caracol road loan. Combined, the projects will cost close. To two hundred million dollars - and the reviews were mixed. Here, first, is the debate on the Coastal Road:
Hon. Mark Lizarraga - Business Senator:
"I will say that we support this project in principle. We believe that it is a good investment to have that road upgraded and paved."
Hon. Paul Thompson - Business Senator:
"Why couldn't we invest these millions in job creation? What about Belizeans who need a home?"
Sparks Fly On Caracol Highway
And, similarly, the reviews were mixed for the loan for the road to Caracol - well above 100 million which will cut the first major highway through the Chiquibul forest:..
Hon. Osmany Salas - NGO Senator:
"I do agree and I do support that the road to Caracol needs to be upgraded. It is a very important corridor for a number of reasons as leader of government business has indicated a couple of them but I want to reiterate the tourism element - it's highly used, a lot of traffic on that road, so that's one. But also the national security implications of well upgraded, well maintained road that goes deep into our western forest. It's extremely important that we can get in there easily, quickly back and forth."
Hon. Elena Smith - Labour Senator:
"In terms of infrastructure and from our standpoint, it seems as if though infrastructure is the priority of this government..."
NTUCB Supports Police Association
For the past few weeks, we've been following the dispute between the new Police Commissioner, Chester Williams, and the head of the Police Association, Corporal Eldon Arzu.
As we've reported, Commissioner Williams signed a statutory instrument in January, which amended the police association's rules by limiting any chairman to only 2 terms. That immediately put the current chairman, Corporal Arzu, in violation, since he is over the new limit.
The association has filed a case in the Supreme Court for judicial review, and that is going to court tomorrow - but without the full support of the Association executive - and we'll tell you more about that later.
But, there's another issue. The previous commissioner wrote to the association chairman directing that a report on the Association's audited accounts.
Police Association Splinters
And back now to the police association - as you heard just now they are getting ready to go back to court tomorrow.
But while they prepare to go to court tomorrow, it does not do so with a united front. A quite remarkable press release was sent today from three dissenting members of the executive. They are the Secretary, Corporal Jermaine Hyde, the treasurer Corporal Jane Usher and another board member PC Holman Katenegie. Their release says they denounce and disassociate themselves from the claim that the association is taking to court. They also call on Chairman Corporal Eldon Arzu to remove the police association as a claimant.
Immigration Audit Soon
For almost the entire year of 2017, the weekly revelations from the Senate Inquiry into the Immigration Department dominated the evening news.
You'll remember some of those explosive testimonies from public officers and Government officials who had to answer some very uncomfortable questions about the Auditor General's Report on Immigration from 2013. That's when allegations and counter allegations of corruption and hustling at the department, between the years of 2011 and 2013, were discussed in surprisingly candid detail.
Those hearings concluded 1 year and 3 months ago, and the Senate Special Select Committee has still not been able to produce their draft report on their findings.
Coast Guard Responded Immediately To Vessel Grounded on Reef
Yesterday we told you about the sail boat which had run aground and been left abandoned on the southern reef. The Belize Territorial Volunteers allege this happened less than a mile from a law enforcement base and the occupants skipped town - leaving the mess for someone else to clean up.
Well, the Coast Guard says bogus and has called out Wil Maheia for it. The Belize Coast Guard says it has been aware of the vessel grounding from the minute it happened on Thursday, 14th March, around 3:30 a.m. The Forward Operating Base at Hunting Caye received a distress call from the sailing vessel CHITITU stating that they had run aground north of Nicholas Caye.
OCEANA Wants More Safety Provisions For Reef
Here now is what OCEANA had to say about it today
Janelle Chanona- VP, OCEANA Belize:
"We were sent photos, I believe, yesterday evening of a sailboat that ground on the Sapodilla range. I don't know if that is the same vessel you are talking about. We understand that the owner left the country. I do believe that there has been a report generated by one of the government regulators. I am trying to get a copy of that to see what can be done. If the person left the country, it makes things hard to take legal action, in so far as the owner.
Barrerra Gave Cops A Hard Time
19 year-old George Barrera, a labourer of Curl Thompson Street, is out on bail tonight after he was taken to court for allegedly lying to police about his real name, and then escaping from custody.
Barrera was arraigned before Magistrate Emerson Banner on the offenses of resisting arrest, escaping from lawful custody, assaulting a police officer and committing a mischievous act. Police say that on Monday, he was behaving disorderly, and so, he was taken to the Queen Street Police Station.
Alleged ATM Scammer Luis Marroquin to be Released on Bail
It made headlines back in mid-January when a group of South Americans was arrested and taken into custody here in Belize but tonight that case is quickly falling apart. A [...]
Was Supreme Court Judge Reluctant to Offer Marroquin Bail?
Marroquin’s bail application was denied when he appeared before Justice Herbert Lord, who upheld objections made by Crown Counsel Riis Raymond Cattouse that the Peruvian was a flight risk. Attorney [...]
Mason’s (Et. Al.) Murder Trial Continues With Vior Dire To Admit Caution Statement
The criminal trial of William “Danny” Mason and his fellow accused murderers continues to grip the nation as it plays out in the Belmopan Supreme Court. Mason, along with Terrence [...]
Fire Destroys House in Bootsville, Family of Four Left Homeless
A family of four is today picking up the pieces after a fire totally destroyed their house located on Faber’s Road Extension in Belize City. The blaze erupted after five [...]
Relocations in Bootsville, Prior to and After Fire
The late evening fire that eviscerated the home of Melanie Adolphus has displaced her family, but if there is a silver lining on that dark cloud it’s the fact that [...]
Details of the sailboat that ran aground!
The Belize Coast Guard has issued a statement with the details surrounding a sail boat that ran aground on the Sapodilla Caye Marine Reserve. According to the Coast Guard, they [...]
Senate Debates Caracol Road Loan Motion
The Government has secured an additional twenty million US dollars loan from the Kuwait Fund for partial financing of Phase Two of the upgrading of the Caracol Road. In Phase [...]
Coastal Road Rehabilitation Project Debated by Senators
The second loan motion which was debated in the Senate today was one for thirty-six point five million U.S. dollars. Those monies have been secured from the Caribbean Development Bank [...]
A Man has to Pay 1K for Damaging the Door of a Police Station
A Belize City resident claimed in court that he lost it and threw himself into a police door at the Raccoon Police station to break it and escape because police [...]
Four Years for Burglary of a House on Eve Street
An Orange Walk resident, who was caught red handed burglarizing the home of B.E.L. Administrative Assistant, Andrea Badillo, is tonight serving his first night of a four-year sentence handed down [...]
Tour operators say they are being starved at FSTV!
Small tour operators who work outside of the Fort Street Tourism Village in Belize City complained that they are being squeezed out by large operators. The operators claims that they [...]
Minister says it is about the environment in ‘DOE vs Zabaneh’ case.
On Tuesday Primrose Gabourel and Dion Zabaneh were back in court because the Department of Environment slapped them with new charges. The D.O.E. had withdrawn the six charges against the [...]
Plastic Pollution Public Education Campaign launched
The phase out of plastic and Styrofoam is expected to come into effect at the end of this year. Next month, on April twenty-second, the D.O.E. is looking to have [...]
Holy Angels RC School Rat Bat Infestation Needs Addressing
Seven days ago News Five reported on the extremely unhealthy circumstances that students and teachers of Holy Angels Roman Catholic School in Pomona Village have been experiencing. For many years [...]
The plight of the Queen Conch which is facing overfishing
It is difficult to imagine Belize without the queen conch. But that threat is real because the conch population is under pressure due to over fishing. Elsewhere in the Caribbean, [...]
NTUCB Takes on ComPol Chester Williams, Defends Police Association
On Tuesday the National Trade Union Congress of Belize fired off a press statement in support of the Police Association against what it describes as the heavy-handedness on the part [...]
Three Board Members of the Police Association say they want Nothing to do with a Court Claim against the ComPol
The case brought by the Police Association against Commissioner of Police, Chester Williams is expected to come to the courts later this week. But, before that happens the internal affairs [...]
Senate Select Committee Report In Final Stages
It has been more than a year since the Senate Special Select Committee ended its inquiry into the findings of the Auditor General’s Special Audit Report of the Immigration and [...]
Breaking Belize News
Galen University hosts Thom Moran’s historic photo exhibit
An impressive photo exhibit was opened for display this evening at Galen University. The black […]
Police Association distances itself from ongoing lawsuit against ComPol
The Belize Police Association issued a statement today, demanding to be removed as a claimant in […]
Belize joins international agencies in monitoring dengue situation
Belize is closely monitoring the dengue cases in Belize. Currently, there isn’t an outbreak, however, the […]
DOE begins education campaign to phase out single-use plastics
The Department of the Environment (DOE) launched an education campaign today, as a part of the […]
Ladyville family loses everything in fire
A family of three from Ladyville is asking for the public’s assistance after they lost all their […]
Belize to observe World Meteorological Day 2019
Belize will join the rest of the world in celebrating World Meteorological Day 2019 on […]
Burrell Boom woman busted with weed in purse at border
A woman from Burrell Boom village, Belize was busted yesterday evening with weed in her […]
Teacher charged for fatal hit and run
Roberto Alfaro, 35, a teacher of Belmopan was charged today for the hit and run […]
House destroyed by fire in Belize City
A house and all its contents were destroyed by fire last night in Belize city. […]
Young man shot in Belize City
Police are investigating a shooting incident that occurred last night in Belize City. Joshua Gillett, […]
Bat Guano, termites and rats for the children of Holy Angel
Holy Angels Roman Catholic School, along the Stann Creek Valley in Pomona,Dangriga is having plenty issues tonight with the dilapidated state of the buildings. The roof of one of the buildings is infested with bats and bat guano. But if the students move to another building, then there is also the flooring that is not …
NTUCB to meet and discuss Police Association Members Issue
The National Trade Union Congress of Belize (NTUCB) is standing in solidarity with the Police Association that is currently having a tumultuous relationship with the Commissioner of Police, Chester Williams. The NTUCB said that professionalism, respect, and above all integrity are also associated with the Police Department and it can’t fathom the members of this department …
Senate Debates over 100 million in road works
Today the senate met at the National Assembly building. The senators discussed the loans from the Kuwaiti fund and the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) that amounted to over 100 million for roads and infrastructure. But a little more on that later. There were a few housekeeping issues for the senators before they debated the loans. …
Solar For 5 Schools In Belize
The Kenyon College crew came back last week, and this year it was a team of all girls doing the solar installations. James said that they worked like a well-oiled machine installing this year’s panels.
The group to date has done 23 schools, an estimate of 250 Countrywide. Some of these learning institutions had no power at all and many still don’t. Imagine no lights, fans, computers or projectors – makes learning more difficult on so many levels. It is a huge deal that this annual solar panel project group is volunteering their time and expertise to expand renewable energy countrywide.
First Time Guide To Ambergris Caye, Belize
Call me a bad Canadian but I hate winter. Every January, after the excitement of the Christmas season, I’m ready for an escape. There is something so luxurious about jetting off to a tropical island while everyone back home trudges through snow and freezing temperatures. Even if it only lasts a week. Even if you’re stuck sitting in a coach middle seat. Even if you’ll be eating ramen for months after you return. My boyfriend and I wanted to take a trip that coincided with my birthday and our 3-year anniversary, so we considered tropical destinations all over the Caribbean until choosing Ambergris Caye, Belize. Belize is quickly topping every 2019 “must-visit” list and while the exposure is great, I urge anyone to visit soon while its beaches remain blissfully empty and its authenticity is still intact.
A photo gallery that I put together from a recent hosted trip to Ambergris Caye, Belize. This island is such a special part of the world to me, already looking forward to returning in 2020!! There are few places in the world that compare to the island of Ambergris Caye. The culture, the energy, the people that go out of their way to try and make your day better, even if they’ve never met you. The fishing? Nothing short of absolutely world-class, and a perfect introductory destination for saltwater fly fishing.
John McAfee Won’t Pay $25M Judgment in Wrongful Death Case, Has Ignored All Lawsuits for 11 Years
John McAfee, founder of the well-known anti-virus software company bearing his name, was hit with a $25 million judgment in a wrongful death case brought by the estate of a Belizean man who was allegedly murdered at McAfee’s behest. Don’t expect him to pay up, though. Wednesday morning, McAfee issued a statement saying he hasn’t paid judgments for any lawsuit over the past 11 years, and he has no intention of starting now.
His reasons are apparently two-fold. He says that cases against him have been baseless, but he also claims he doesn’t have any money, so there’s no point in even responding to the lawsuits in the first place.
McAfee – the completely sane guy, not the biz – told to fork out $25m over 'torture, murder' of his Belize neighbor
John McAfee has been ordered to cough up $25m for the wrongful death of Gregory Faull, his former neighbor in Belize, but refuses to pay and claims he has no assets.
The decision [PDF] by a US federal district judge in Florida was entered by default after former antivirus baron McAfee refused to respond to the lawsuit, brought by Faull's daughter. It follows an appeals court ruling last year that decided the allegations against McAfee were plausible.
Those accusations are extraordinary: that McAfee paid a Belize man $5,000 to torture and kill Faull after his neighbor poisoned McAfee's dogs.
Adventure with a purpose: Occoquan mayor, friends take on Belize river race
After four days, 170 miles, many capsizes, a broken foot, cuts, bruises, mild dehydration and some good-natured ribbing from Belizean locals -- they did it.
Team Occoquan-Prince William last week finished the grueling La Ruta Maya Belize River Challenge, limping along at times and gaining some local notoriety for their mishaps – all of it for a couple good causes.
Occoquan Mayor Earnie Porta, canoe partners Mark Yingling and Aaron Tolson and support driver Patrick King, asked for donations of pennies on the mile for the 170-mile race in Belize. The money is being split between Action in the Community Through Service and CASA Children's Intervention Services. The team so far has $2,600 pledged.
Belize Lighthouse Reef Drone Shot, 1/2min.
The Blue Hole Expedition, 3min. Almost fifty years ago The Blue Hole in Belize was discovered. But until now there’s been no detailed data on what’s lies within the sink hole. Last December (2018) explorers carried out an expedition. I caught up with one submarine inventor in Honduras before he embarked on this historic first.
Guatemala Is Counting Their Chicks Before They Hatch, 1.5min. HERE YOU HAVE THE ENTIRE ICJ AGENDA SPELLED IN WORDS.
Read the translation.
Guatemala has made its position CLEAR. - NO BORDER TREATY.
These Guatemalan Legal Expert in this Vodeo are saying that they have documents to support their CLAIM.
Prime Minister's Budget Speech for Fiscal Year 2019/2020, 65min.
A dose of piggy cuteness to brighten up your day!, 20sec. A trio of collared peccaries stop to investigate our video trap in the Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary.
Brown Bear what do you see?, 2min. Level 2 from San Pedro Preschool Presentation at the Festival of Arts 2019!
Level 2 from San Pedro Preschool Presentation at the Festival of Arts 2019!, 4min. Girls did an Awesome job, they enjoyed themselves.
OUR WEDDING IN BELIZE ! Best Day Ever, 22min. Our second wedding in Amz beautiful country of Belize. We had such a great time with our friends and family. Hope everyone enjoys this condensed version of our amazing day !
Belize Swim With Sharks, 30min. Belize Swim With Sharks, I spent my winter vacation traveling to Belize Ambergris Caye Grand Caribe Resort for the warmer climate and blue waters of the Caribbean Sea. Swimming with the sharks at the Hol Chan marine reserve.