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The San Pedro Sun

Deon Faber and Allen Martinez shot and killed in Boca del Rio
mechanic shop located in Boca Del Rio in San Pedro Town on Thursday, March 21st. The brazen shooting has led to the death of 41-year-old Deon Faber and Allen Martinez (age currently unknown). Unofficial reports indicated that Faber and Martinez were taken to the back of the mechanic shop by an unknown male person. While at the back, the unknown person fired several shots at both Faber and Martinez then fled.

Ambergris Today

Two Murdered In The Boca Del Rio Area
San Pedro Police are investigating the shooting of two men which occurred on Thursday, March 21, 2019 in the Boca Del Rio Area. Police received a call of a shooting incident at about 1:30 p.m. and visited a blue house near a tire repair shop in the Boca Del Rio Area. Upon arrival they observed a dark skin male person with dreadlock hair lying face down in a pool of blood in the kitchen area bleeding profusely and still breathing. Further checks were made in one of the bedrooms located on the northern portion of the building which led to the discovery of a next male person lying face down apparently dead.

Belize To Observe 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).

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Corozal ICJ Fair
Saturday, March 23rd, Andres Campos Civic Center, 6pm-midnight

SafeAtHome Demonstration
Come learn about our SafeAtHome SOS and Medical Alert program. Sunday, March 31, 2019 at 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM at The Lion's Den, San Pedro. Hosted by Clear Call Belize.

Minor Decrease in Prices for Diesel and Kerosene
The Ministry of Finance announces that at midnight on March 21, 2019, the pump price for kerosene will decrease by nine cents from $7.74 to $7.65 per gallon while the pump price for diesel oil will decrease by one cent from $10.30 to $10.29 per gallon. These decreases reflect stabilization in the global availability of oil despite the recent reduction in output by some OPEC countries. Such reductions have been offset by a draw-down of strategic oil reserves in the United States combined with a moderation in demand.

Public Service Day and Awards
Click the link below for complete information on how to nominate an individual or team for the 2019 Belize Public Service Outstanding Awards.

The Ministry of Investment, Trade and Commerce Issues Statement on Efforts to Secure the CARICOM Market for all Sugars
The Government of Belize, through the Ministry of Investment, Trade and Commerce, informs the public about the actions being taken to address the challenges currently facing Belize’s sugar industry and that of the wider Caribbean. The Government of Belize and the Sugar Association of the Caribbean (SAC) have been working in close collaboration with stakeholders in Belize’s sugar industry, including BSI-ASR and Santander Sugar Ltd., and with other sugar stakeholders in the Caribbean Community (CARICOM). The SAC, a regional private sector organization, has a seat at the meetings of the CARICOM’s Council for Trade and Economic Development (COTED). Both the Government and SAC have made presentations to COTED Ministers on the challenges affecting the regional sugar industry and have advocated for policy changes in support of the industry.

Launch of The Female Entrepreneurship Program
The Small Business Development Centre Belize (SBDCBelize), EXPORTBelize, and Belize Training & Employment Centre (BTEC)—units of BELTRAIDE—with support from The Center for the Promotion of Micro and Small Enterprise (CENPROMYPE), THE US State Department, and The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg launched its Female Entrepreneurship Program today, March 1, 2019. This program is designed EXCLUSIVELY for Women, and seeks to improve their competencies and strengthen their empowerment and leadership skills. It is a space of collaboration among women, a generator of new knowledge and innovation where they learn to build and validate their Business Model in a participative and dynamic manner.

Vacancy, Human Resources Manager, Belize Trade and Investment Development Service (BELTRAIDE)
At BELTRAIDE, we believe that our employees are our greatest strength. We are looking for a Human Resources Manager that is committed to recruiting the best-fit employees and providing our staff members with an exceptional work experience. From the moment an employee is hired until the time they leave the organization, we want employees to be productively engaged in their jobs.

Vacancy | Training Facilitator at BTEC/BELTRAIDE
The Training facilitator is responsible to develop, coordinate and facilitate training workshops and seminars. He/she creates and delivers training and education programs in formal and informal settings for adult learners.

Belize Rewind Coming to Cayo
Belize Rewind, the play about the history of Belize, is coming to Cayo on Saturday, March 30th. Jankunu Productions will be performing the musical at the Octavia Waight Centre auditorium. Tickets are currently on sale at the SISE HoC and the Cayo Welcome Center.

World Down Syndrome Awareness Day
March 21st is celebrated as “World Down Syndrome Awareness Day”. The global theme for this year’s commemoration is “Leave no one Behind.” The Office of Special Envoy for Women and Children in Belize, through The Inspiration Center, continues to advocate for equal opportunities given to children living with disabilities such as Down Syndrome. We salute every care giver, parent and organization that works tirelessly on behalf of ALL persons who live with disabilities.

Paradise Theater playing this weekend
The Mule, Bumblebee, The LEGO Movie: The Second Part, The Dirt.

Channel 7

Daylight Double Murder In Busy Part of San Pedro
Two childhood friends were executed on La Isla Bonita this afternoon. They are 34 year old Allen Martinez also known as Spoon and 40 year old Deon Faber. According to our information, both men were at Faber's house. Faber was outside while Martinez was inside. Faber then ran to the house and shouted "gunman" and that is when the masked shooter opened fire. Martinez was struck to the neck and shoulder and Faber was hit to the back, chest and forearm. Police found Martinez's body in the kitchen while Faber's was in one of the bedrooms. Courtney Weatherburne returned from San Pedro an about an hour ago and here is what she found out on the ground. This evening Boca Del Rio residents teamed up to wash away the blood from the pavement - the scene for a double homicide. Allen Martinez and his friend Deon Faber were both shot and killed this afternoon around 1:30 In front of a welding shop.

Police Association Chairman Challenges COMPOL In Court
Last night, we told you about the latest developments in the dispute between the Police Association and the Police Commissioner.   The Association's Chairman, Corporal Eldon Arzu, has come under fire from members of his own executive who say that he is unilaterally filing a lawsuit on behalf of the Association, without getting the permission of the executive. They also say that by his actions, Arzu is giving the wrong impression to the general public that he and the Association have somehow been victimized by the police top brass. But, whether or not members of the Executive support the lawsuit, the association's name is the one on the claim form, and the matter is filed before the court.

The Cabrera Confusion, Killer or Not?
Police say Toledo resident Luis Cabrera Jr's killing is not the clear cut case of murder that his family feels it to be.  Police are still gathering information and evidence to close this case. In the meantime, the alleged main suspect, Alexander Ruiz is out on bail for traffic offenses which caused he death of his friend - reportedly as they fled the scene. Here's what police had to say at today's press briefing. ACP Joseph Myvette - Head of NCIB: "The investigators have to establish certain procedures which they are doing." Reporter: "And sir are there any concerns that Ruiz may leave the country since he out on bail?"

Pyro Panty Soldier Gets Off Arson Charge
It stirred a social media sensation back in October when a BDF soldier, 36-year-old Yusuf Bilal Junior was charged for burning up four dozen of his wife's Victoria's Secret panties valued at $600 dollars.  He allegedly did it out of jealousy, but was charged for arson - an indictable offence which tried in the Supreme Court.  Well, today, his 57 year old wife told the court that she doesn't want any further court action.  She told Magistrate Emerson Banner that the police wouldn't allow her to drop the charge, so she went to court today to do so. She told the judge that Bilal Junior has paid her back for her underwear and that's the end of it for her.

Two South American Gets Off Bank Scammer Charges
Last night we told you about the big break for alleged Peruvian ATM fraudster, Louis Marroquin, after the DPP dropped charges against him.  Tonight the news is that charges for scamming Scotia ATM machines have also been dropped against his alleged Colombian accomplice, Edgar Vargas Vaca.  After two months on remand, they were freed of the charges when they appeared today before Senior Magistrate Tricia Pitts Anderson.  

Bus Association Bex 'Bout Guate Buses At Terminal
The Belize Bus Association is up in arms after a Guatemalan bus started pulling into the Belize City Bus Terminal earlier this week.  For these operators who can't even go into Melchor, it's an insult to see a Guatemalan bus rolling into the country's biggest bus station like it belongs there.  And they blame Transport Minister Edmond Castro.  They told us why today: Ewart Metzgen - Secretary, Belize Bus Association: "We really kinda just yesterday morning I got the call around 8:00 from another one of the, actually the chairman of the BBOC that the bus is in the Belize City terminal. Upon further investigation we found that that it was the minister who signed the letter allowing these buses to go into the Belize City Terminal.

No Answers For City Shootings
Police don't have much to go on regarding a pair of shootings this week in the city. In the first shooting on Monday, a 63 year old man was shot on Patridge Street while on Tuesday at midnight a 22 year old man was hit on Antelope street. Here is more from police.  ASP Alejandro Cowo - OC CIB, Belize District: "It was just after the blackout just before 8pm when Mr. Gilroy Garnet, 63 year old Belizean was purchasing food at Bolo's Shop located on Partridge street while he was there a male person approached him and fired shots at him which cause him to receive a gunshot wound to the stomach. Up to this point Mr. Garnet is admitted in a stable condition at the hospital."

Some Answers On Mystery Skull
Police have more information regarding the human skull they found on Friday in an area behind Los Lagos. As we told you workers from Bacab found the skull after a bush fire.  Here's more on what the test results show:  ASP Alejandro Cowo - OC CIB, Belize District: "Based on the skull that was found by police on Friday, on yesterday's date pathologist conducted an examination of the skull, it was determined that it was a human skull and it ranges between 20 to 30 years of age."

Toledo Man Charged For Hit and Run Fatality
An Indianville man has been charged for Saturday's hit and run in Hicatee village, Toledo. The victim is 21 year old Adriano Choco. Police told us more about the charges against the driver. ACP Joseph Myvette - Head of NCIB: "Police have arrested and charged Gilberto Sam 27 years of an Indian creek address for manslaughter by negligence causing death by careless conduct, drove without due care and attention, failing to report and accident, failed to stop and render aid and driving with alcohol concentration beyond the prescribed limit."

Dead End In Double Murder
Investigators have hit a dead end in the PG double murder of Kevin Moro and Oscar Humes. Three weeks after the murder which stunned the small town, there hasn't been any significant break in the case. Here's more. Reporter: "Sir so still so far no development into the investigation into the double murder in PG?" ACP Joseph Myvette: "No but we are still following on that investigation and we have been following leads, we did detain several persons however, they had to have been released because of insufficient evidence and the investigation is still ongoing."

Cops Still Looking For Chino's Robbers
Belmopan Police are looking for the Chino's bar pretend-patrons who shot at the owner and stole his money. It happened a week ago and today police said they are looking for three suspects: ACP Joseph Myvette - Head of NCIB: "The investigation is still ongoing and we are still seeking two suspects in relation to the robbery/shooting." Reporter
"I know at the last press briefing it wasn't established if these perpetuators were identified, have investigators confirmed their identity?"

No CSME Sweet Salvation for Belize's Plantation Sugar
or months now we've been reporting on ASR/BSI's big plan to penetrate the Caribbean market and sell their plantation white sugar in bulk to Caribbean beverage producers and and manufacturers.  That would spell sweet salvation for ASR/BSI which is at a crossroads - as European preferential markets have been eliminated and world prices have bottomed out.  
But, penetrating that CARICOM market has proved difficult, due mainly to the fact that the Caricom Single Market and Economy is really not all that it has cracked up to be.

Cricket Don't Call It A Comeback, Been Here for A Century
The sport of Cricket was popular in Belize from at least the 1930's - but it has never enjoyed the mainstream success of, say, football and basketball, or even softball.   But now the local association has a new executive, and they've called in the International Cricket Council to help them add some structure and science to grow the sport in Belize.  The council is like the FIFA of cricket - the sport's global governing body and the regional representative is in country to offer assistance for player development, capacity building and even guidance on finances.  Fara Gorsi told us more today:

SMART Solutions For Students
For the past few months, Speednet parent company for "Smart," has been designing outreach initiatives to make schoolchildren more excited about education. My alma mater, St. Luke Methodist School in the Lake Independence area of Belize City has recently received a few prize donations from Smart, and today, the company made one more in the form of 5 computers for the school's computer lab. They're trying to modernize it, so that the students of St. Luke will enjoy the benefits of technology as a tool for learning. We spoke with the Public Relations Officer, and the Principal about the donation:

39 Year Old Charged For Molesting 14 Year Old
Tonight, 39 year-old Albert Waller, a resident of Belize City, is on remand after he was taken to court for allegations that he sexually molested a 14 year-old girl. The complainant, who is 14 years and 11 months old, went to the police station, and she was accompanied by a social worker. She reported that on 3 separate days in June 2018, September 2018, and February 14th, 2019, Waller had sexual intercourse with her at a house in Mahogany Heights.  Police investigated her complaint, and they eventually charged Waller with 3 counts of unlawful sexual intercourse. When he was arraigned today before Senior Magistrate Tricia Pitts-Anderson, no plea was taken, and the Magistrate couldn't offer him bail due to the nature of the offenses.

Fires in Heights
There were two minor fires in Mahogany Heights last night. Fortunately no one was hurt. Police say the fires are unrelated. Here is more. ASP Alejandro Cowo - OC CIB, Belize District: "Last night at about 7 pm police responded to a house fire at mahogany heights where they visited the residence of Michelley Welch, 36 years of that same address where a neighbor reported that he was passing around there going to his house when he observed smoke coming out of the house. As a result, he managed to broke into the house and extinguish the fire with the assistance of other neighbours. At the time, the house was unoccupied and Ms. Michelley was not present. It was minor damages to the inside of the house."

May Types of Monotypes
As part of women's month, the Mexican Institute is hosting an art exhibit tomorrow night. Today we spoke to the visual artist about her unique monotype pieces and the story behind them The exhibit opens tomorrow night at 7. 

Diesel Down By One Cent? Thanks!
After a string of increases at the fuel pump, you'll be getting a very slight ease on the prices of kerosene and diesel.  At midnight tonight, the pump price for kerosene will decrease by 9 cents to 7 dollars and 65 cents per gallon. Diesel oil will only decrease by 1 cent from 10 dollars and 30 cents, to 10 dollars and 29 cents per gallon.

Channel 5

Brazen Double Murder Recorded in San Pedro Town
Two men were gunned down in a brazen daylight execution this afternoon in San Pedro Town. The victims have been identified as forty-one-year-old Deon Faber and thirty-four-year old Allen Martinez.  [...]

Upheaval in Supreme Court – are Mason’s Attorneys Still on the Murder Case?
The trial of accused murderer William ‘Danny’ Mason and his alleged accomplices took a strange twist this morning when the courtroom of Justice Antoinette Moore was unexpectedly cleared.  The media, [...]

Corporal Arzu Files Lawsuit against ComPol Williams
An application for a claim to be brought against Commissioner of Police Chester Williams was presented before Justice Shona Griffith this afternoon in Belize City.  Corporal Eldon Arzu, the embattled [...]

Charges Withdrawn from 2 of 3 Men Accused of ATM Scam in Dangriga
Two of three men accused of an ATM scam in Dangriga, today saw the charges withdrawn from them, but they remain in police custody to face immigration charges. As we [...]

Albert Waller Charged for Unlawful Sex with 14-Year-Old
Also in court…a thirty-nine-year-old Belize City resident is spending his first night behind bars at the Central Prison after he was charged for having unlawful sex three times with a [...]

Still No Charges for Alleged Murderer Alexander Ruiz
The sensational story of the killing of Luis Cabrera Junior and the chilling accident that followed involving his alleged killer and another man sent shockwaves across the Punta Gorda community. [...]

John McAfee Ordered to Cough Up $20 Million for Gregory Faull’s Death
The infamous John McAfee is back in the news tonight and it’s in relation to the murder of Gregory Faull who was subdued, tortured and murdered at his San Pedro [...]

Price for Diesel Gas Decreases by ONE Cent
The government announced today that the price for diesel gasoline will decrease by one cent. Yes, you heard right—one cent. At midnight tonight, the price per gallon of diesel will [...]

2 Persons Charged for Separate Fatal RTAs
Two separate fatal road crashes happened on the Hummingbird and Southern Highways in the past few days. The fatal hit and run on the Hummingbird claimed the life of sixty-three-year-old [...]

No Leads in Shooting of Elderly Man, Gilroy Garnett
It’s not the first time that criminals have struck during a black-out, but that is what happened when an elderly man was shot in the city earlier this week. Police [...]

Did Neighborhood Rivalry cause Joshua Gillett’s Shooting?
On Wednesday night, Joshua Gillett was shot in Belize City as he walked through an alley in Belize City. Gillett reported that he was approached by a man who shot [...]

Human Skull is that of a 20-30 Year-Old Male
Tonight, we know a little bit more about the skull that was discovered last week Thursday near Bacab Eco Park off the Philip Goldson Highway. Police say a forensic examination [...]

2 Separate Fires in Mahogany Heights
There were two small house fires in Mahogany Heights on Wednesday night. Police say that no one was at home at the time of the first fire around seven. A [...]

Woes in Transportation over a License Issued to a Guatemalan Company
Transport woes are brewing once again.  Today, police were on alert monitoring the area of the bus terminal on East Collet Canal and reportedly at the western border point. This [...]

Senators Discuss Integrity Commission Appointments
The Senate on Tuesday approved the appointment of six persons to the Integrity Commission. They are Lisbeth Delgado, Armead Gabourel, Wilmot Simmons, Nestor Vasquez, Zoe Roberson Zetina, and Claudette Grinage. [...]

D.O.E. says Fines and Fees in Proposed Plastic Ban Legislation will be Reviewed
As you may know by now, the Department of Environment is pushing full steam ahead to phase out single use plastics and Styrofoam in Belize by December of this year. [...]

Will There Be Help for Plastics and Styrofoam Businesses to Transition to Biodegradables?
And so the phase out is a staggered process that starts with the importation followed by local production. The ban will affect the bottom line and even see many importers [...]

St. Luke’s Methodist Receives Donation from Smart
Five computers were donated to Saint Luke’s Methodist Primary School in Belize City to boost its computer lab. The now thirteen functioning stations will assist teachers and students with their [...]

U.S. $5.9 Million for Road Safety Project
On Thursday, the Senate ratified a loan agreement between the Government of Belize and the Caribbean Development Bank for five point nine million U.S. dollars. The monies have been earmarked [...]

A Public Forum on the Legal Opinion Organized by the Bar
Since presenting an updated legal opinion on the Belize/Guatemala dispute and the possibilities of a resolution at the I.C.J., Professor Stephen Vasciannie has been sought after to discuss his findings [...]

A Basketball Showdown between Hurricanes and Tigersharks
The NEBL Basketball regular season is quickly coming to a head as teams from across the country continue to fight for a spot in the semi-final rounds and a closer [...]

Healthy Living: World Tuberculosis Day
It’s one of the top ten causes of death globally. In Belize, it killed sixteen people last year. It is preventable and treatable with all the tests and treatment available [...]

The Reporter

2 Persons Shot In San Pedro, Both Died Shortly After
Violence has erupted again on San Pedro, the midday shooting has left a known gang member dead. The Reporter has gotten multiple reports that two persons were shot in San Pedro. Our sources say that one person died instantly and the other died just minutes after.

Breaking Belize NewsPJ

The case of Victoria secret panties – Soldier repays partner, charges dropped
A Belize City woman spared her partner a potentially serious charge of arson being tried after […]

Suspect detained for San Pedro double murder
Authorities are actively investigating a double murder that occurred this afternoon in the Boca del Rio […]

Interesting developments in Danny Mason’s case
This morning, before Supreme Court Justice Antoinette Moore, each of the five defendants were questioned based […]

More charges for accused murderer of Richard Foster
Derwin Jones, 27, who is charged with the murder of 74-year-old Richard Foster has been […]

2 men shot and killed in San Pedro just now; Police are at the scene
Reports to our newsdesk are that 2 men were shot and killed minutes ago in […]

Diesel and Kerosene prices see slight decrease
The Ministry of Finance announces that at midnight, the pump price for kerosene will decrease […]

Belize among most searched vacation destinations for Canadian travelers
Canadians seeking to enjoy sub-tropical weather, beaches, diving fun or relaxation continue to search for Belize as a top vacation destination. […]

ComPol leads delegation to Jamaica in effort to introduce Child Abuse & Sex Offense center to Belize
Commissioner of Police, Chester Williams, is in Jamaica along with a delegation from Belize comprising […]

Culprit/s burglarize Special-Ed class at Mary Hill RC
Mary Hill Roman Catholic school in Corozal was burglarized sometime between last night and this […]

“Danny” Mason et. al. fire attorneys, murder trial adjourned
Breaking Belize News has confirmed through multiple sources that today’s hearing of the murder trial for […]

Common ground on EU blacklist
The recent decision by the European Union and Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development to blacklist […]

Senate debates Caracol, Coastal Road Loan Motions
Ahead of next week’s debate of the 2019 General Revenue and Appropriation Bill, the Senate met […]

Cool weather to continue
A north to northeasterly moist airflow will prevail over Belize today. The 24-hour forecast is […]

McAfee found liable for wrongful death in US courts, refuses to pay
The estate of the late Gregory Faull, successfully sued John McAfee in United States court […]

Projects are about People
By Delroy Cuthkelvin: This past weekend, we travelled south and were astonished at the tremendous progress in the ongoing transformation of the Hummingbird Highway. […]

LOVE FM

2 months till Senate sends Report on Immigration Dept. Hustle
A year ago the Senate concluded an inquiry into the Auditor General’s Report on the Immigration Department from 2013. The inquiry revealed alleged hustling and corruption that occurred from 2011 to 2013. The Chairman of the committee that is overseeing the draft of the report, Senator Aldo Salazar told us that the draft report should …

National Student Union of Belize prepares Belize/Guatemala Forum
The National Student Union of Belize is hosting a forum on Guatemala’s unfounded claim over Belize. On the 10th of April, the country will have a referendum and decide if they claim will be forwarded to the International Court of Justice to determine a final outcome over land that Guatemala is claiming. The president of …

Mexican Artist exhibit opens at the Cultural Institute
This month, celebrated as International Women’s Month, has publicized many events in honor of Women all around the world. Nuria Montiel, a visual artist from Mexico launched her art in Canada and she is now excited to bring highlights of those to Belize in the form of an art exhibition depicting her cultural talent and …

Man charged for fatal road traffic in Southern Belize
Police have charged an Indian Creek resident for the death of Adrian Choco, a resident of Hicatte Village. It happened on March 16 along the Southern Highway. Police say Choco had just left a bar around eleven o’clock that night and was walking along the highway when he was knocked down and killed. On Monday …

No arrests in shooting of elderly man
On Monday night before eight o’clock, 63-year-old Gilroy Garnett was shot while he bought food at Bolo’s Shop on Partridge Street in Belize City. Police say a male person approached Garnett and fired shots in his direction, hitting him in his stomach. Up to date, no arrests have been made. ASP Alejandro Cowo Head of …

Luis Marroquin and Colombian freed but immediately detained by Immigration officials
As we was reported on Wednesday, Peruvian, National 24-year-old Luis Miguel Marroquin was freed this morning, well, at least all charges for an alleged ATM scam were withdrawn against him when he appeared before Senior Magistrate Tricia Pitts Anderson. In fact, he and 36-year-old Edgar Jhovany Vargas Vaca, a Colombian who was in prison on the …

Statement says accused confessed to Pastor’s Murder
Early this morning, as the murder trial for the man known as William Mason was about to take place in the Belmopan Supreme court, the media along with observers were excused from the court room. Fifteen minutes later we were informed that the hearing was adjourned until 9 a.m. on Friday morning. We are unable …

Double Murder on La Isla Bonita
Two men have been killed in the Boca del Rio area on San Pedro Ambergris Caye. The men were allegedly shot earlier this afternoon. They have been identified as Allen Martinez and Deon Faber. Faber and Martinez were allegedly escorted to the rear of a mechanic shop by their assailant. That person then fired several …

Diesel down one whole cent
They say every penny counts and that’s what the fuel regulators are passing to consumers of diesel fuel. The Government issued a press release today announcing a minuscular decrease in the price of a gallon of diesel. It is as small as one cent, taking the price from ten dollars and thirty cents to ten …

Blogs

Monkey River and Manatee Watch Tour | Get To Know Belize Adventures
Named after the near by fishing village, Monkey River is a must-visit for any nature enthusiast or traveling family looking for a great outdoor tour. Monkey River is like no other destination in Belize, with rich mangrove ecosystems and a wide variety of marine and terrestrial animals – not to mention the avifauna that we saw along the Monkey River were simply beautiful! Taking you only half day to complete this tour, it gives you enough time to explore the sidewalks and streets of one of the top tourist destinations in Belize, Placencia. This Monkey River and manatee watch tour with Get To Know Belize Adventures started promptly at 8:00 a.m. at the dock of the MnM Service Station in Placencia. From the dock, we took a 30-40-minute boat ride to Monkey River Village, which is the northernmost village of the Toledo District of Belize. At Monkey River Village, we were instructed by our guide, Jeremy, to place our lunch orders, grab some bottled waters and use the restroom.

International Sourcesizz

Mayan artifacts discovered in cave beneath ancient city of Chichén Itzá
National Geographic reported that to the Maya specific caves were of great importance; a part of a mystical underworld. According to Discover Magazine, the Mayan even made sacrifices in important caves. The most infamous of these sacrifices is that of the so-called crystal maiden. In Actun Tunichil Muknal, a jungle cave in Western Belize, a woman of about 20 years old was sacrificed by a Mayan priest over a thousand years ago. The skeleton lies in the cave among pottery and other ruins. In the cave, calcite crystals grow on the undisturbed human remains, the crystal maiden is literally becoming a part of the cave where she died. Other caves where the Maya worshipped have been found with sacrificial remains, animal as well as humans. Stingray spines are sometimes left in caves where they were used in bloodletting rituals. Vases and other less eerie artifacts are also common.

Trump, select Caribbean leaders to meet in Florida
With the Trump administration openly and strongly supporting Venezuela’s Opposition Leader, Juan Guaidó in the on-going crisis in that South American country, the White House announced on Tuesday that President Donald J. Trump will meet with select Caribbean leaders at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida on Friday, March 22. The White House said in a statement that Trump will meet with the leaders of the Bahamas, the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Jamaica and St. Lucia to reaffirm Washington’s “strong friendship with and commitment to these countries, and signal the importance of the Caribbean to the hemisphere.

DER GEHEIMTIPP BELIZE NIMMT FAHRT AUF
"Hardly any other country is currently as strong in tourist numbers as Belize. Belize? Where is that? And how nice is it there?" A great interview with the Director of Tourism, Mrs. Karen Bevans from our last show at ITB Berlin. Karen Bevans hat derzeit gut strahlen. Die Zuwachsraten der letzten Jahre für die Mittelamerika-Destination Belize sind verblüffend. Von 2013 bis 2018 haben die internationalen Gästezahlen um 66 Prozent zugenommen. Alleine im letzten Jahr stiegen die Touristenzahlen um über 14 Prozent an im kleinsten Land Mittelamerikas, auf rund 450'000 – bei einer Bevölkerung von rund 360'000. Insbesondere die europäischen Märkte haben zum Boom der letzten Jahre beigetragen. Auch die Schweiz: reisten 2013 noch 1041 Schweizerinnen und Schweizer nach Belize, waren es 2018 schon 2037.

Videos

  • From Reef to Rainforest, to Cloud Forest, to the Lost World of the Maya, 16min. 3 weeks of traveling in Belize, Guatemala and Costa Rica

  • Soursop Trees in Belize, 6.5min. MoneyTV with Donald Baillargeon, TKO Farms is the world's largest grower of organic soursop trees.

  • Belize Caye Caulker | DJI Mavic Air Drone Travel Video, 2min. Video of my visit to the beautiful Caye Caulker, Belize.

  • Tobacco Island Belize, 2min. Tobacco Island Belize arriving by boat March 2019

  • Belize Welcome to San Pedro, 23min. Belize Welcome to San Pedro, I spent my winter vacation traveling to Belize Ambergris Caye Grand Caribe Resort for the warmer climate and blue waters of the Caribbean Sea. Returning back from the marine reserve and swimming with the sharks, I take a quick walk around the San Pedro Time Square.

  • Diving Hol Chan Marine Reserve - Belize, 3.5min. Footage of diving the popular Hol Chan marine reserve off the coast of Belize. The shark footage at the end takes place at the famous "shark ray alley", not far from where the rest of the footage was taken.

  • Driving around Belize city, Belize, 5min. Was taking a drive through Belize city and decided to record and share with u

  • Tobacco Island Belize, 6min. Tobacco Island Belize Walking around March 2019

  • Belize - March 2019 Travel Vlog (Placencia, Hopkins, Dangriga, Maya Beach, Belmopan, Belize City), 5min. We headed out to Belize for 5 days and 4 nights. We wanted to see the country and have some fun. We did just that.

  • Snorkling in Belize with Orvace, 3min.

  • Belize Cocoa Farm and Processing, 4min. A tour of Sibun River Estate (where Valrhona sources their cocoa beans) and Maya Mountain Ltd. to learn about farming and harvesting cocoa beans, fermentation, drying, sorting and chocolate making.

  • Landing in San Pedro Belize, 2.5min.

  • Bandits vs Verdes | UB Gym, Belmopan City | NEBL 2019, 45min.