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The San Pedro Sun

Anthony Carballo arraigned for the murder of Deon Faber and Allen Martinez
25-year-old Belize City resident Anthony Carballo was arraigned on Monday, March 25th inside the San Pedro Magistrate Court for the double murder of 40-year-old Deon Faber and 35-year-old Allen Martinez. No plea was taken, bail was denied, and Carballo was remanded to the Belize Central Prison until July 3, 2019. During his appearance at the Magistrate Court, Carballo was informed of the murder charges, and details of the incident were read to him. According to the official report, surveillance footage showed the attack on Faber and Martinez being carried out by a gunman appearing to be Carballo.

Ambergris Today

San Pedranos Place Top 3 In Conservation Awareness For Reef Week Belize
Swimmers for Clean Oceans and to Connect-2-Earth - Twelve swimmers set out on Sunday, March 17, 2019, from English Caye to swim 1.6 miles to Goff’s Caye. The wind and seas were in the swimmers’ favor with winds hardly reaching 5 knots and mostly flat seas. This is the 7th annual English Caye Channel Swim Challenge to bring attention to conservation issues in conjunction with Reef Week 2019 while showcasing the swimming talent in Belize.

BEL Public Consultation On ESIA Report For Caye Caulker Interconnection
On Thursday, March 21, 2019 a public consultation was held for Belize Electricity Limited's (BEL) Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) Report regarding the interconnection of Caye Caulker to the national electricity grid. Over 90 residents attended the session conducted by the Department of Environment (DOE) at the Caye Caulker Roman Catholic Primary School. Since 2016, BEL has been engaging with DOE, the community, environmental and non-governmental organizations to ensure their involvement in the plan to ...

Belize City Resident Charged For Double Murder In Boca Del Rio Area
San Pedro Police have arrested and charged 25-year-old, Anthony Carballo, a Belize City Resident for the murder of Deon Faber and Allen Martinez in San Pedro Town which occurred on Thursday, March 21, 2019. According to a report by Channel 5 News, a woman carrying a child and diaper bag along with two men were captured on surveillance camera arriving by boat in San Pedro just prior to the double murder of Deon Faber and Allen Martinez.

Misc Belizean Sources

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Continuation of Delivery of Voter’s Identification Cards to Villages
The Elections and Boundaries Department notifies electors that Elections and Boundaries personnel will be distributing Identification Cards in the below-listed villages for those persons whose applications were accepted in the months of JULY – DECEMBER 2018 and subsequently approved at revision court.

Continuation of the Issuance of Voter’s ID Cards
The Elections and Boundaries Department notifies electors that the fourth phase for the issuance of ID Cards will commence on Tuesday, March 26, 2019. The issuance of voter ID cards will be for those electors whose applications were accepted in the months of October, November and December 2018 and subsequently approved at revision court. Electors are also reminded that the issuance of ID Cards for electors for the months of July, August and September 2018 continues.

Second High-Level UN Conference on South-South Cooperation
Belize participated in the Second High-Level United Nations Conference on South-South Cooperation held in Buenos Aires, Argentina on the 20-21 March 2019. In his remarks to the Conference, H.E. Mr. Patrick Andrews, Chief Executive Officer in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, stressed the importance of South-South Cooperation in assisting developing countries to achieve Agenda 2030 and other internationally agreed development goals.

Free Eye Exams and Glasses in Corozal
The Corozal Town Council, BCVI and AMIGOS ( Optometry Students from Pacific University in Oregon ) partnering to bring free eye exams and glasses for qualifying patients and children. They will be here today 25th March, 2019 and Tuesday 26th March, 2019.

BTB at the United States / United Kingdom Diving Familiarization Trip
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BTB Celebrates the Challenge Cup
As proud sponsors of The Belize Protectors Team, we join Belize in congratulating the team in placing first in the Challenge Cup, a foot race from Baker, California to Las Vegas, Nevada held from March 23 to 24, 2019. The Belize Protectors was composed of 25 men and women of the Belize Defense Force, the Police Department, the Belize Coast Guard and the Customs Department.

March 24th 2019 maya culture day in Blue Creek
A beautiful gathering of Yucatec maya. Mopan maya and ketchi maya. Celebrating culture .traditions and identity. To'one Masehualoon.

Anyone missing a boat?
Looks like a 38 footer w big cabin is beached directly west of Caye Chapel or west of port of stuck.

Masquerade: A Hope Haven and SHINE Benefit Fundraiser
Tickets available at Sandbar and Hope Haven. Call at 226-2333 for more details and tickets. Saturday April 6, 6pm.

WONDER WOMAN COMPETITION 2019
The 4th Annual Wonder Woman Competition commenced this morning with five teams from across the security forces of Belize including the Belize Police Department, the Belize Defence Force and the Belize Coast Guard. The aim of the three-day Wonder Woman Competition is to identify the best team from across the services. Day one started with the Coast Guard Fitness test which includes best efforts in push-ups, sit ups, pull ups followed by a two-mile run. This event is designed to test the total and overall body fitness of the participants. The second event of the day was a one-mile ocean swim.

The Governor General Visits Ocean Academy
On March 26 and 27.

Rotary Club of Corozal Asking for assistance!
This week the Rotary Club of Corozal will be working with several Canadian Clubs and schools that have generously donated amazing playgrounds for us to install in two schools. They have sent teams of high school students to do the installation. These students pay their own way and give up the Easter break to be here working and work is what they do. Our club’s responsibility is to support them in finding food, housing, and transportation. We also are to provide cement, sand, and gravel for securing the posts into the ground.

Art Exhibit entitled 'The Future is Female'
Today the Museum of Belize (NICH) launched an Art Exhibit entitled 'The Future is Female' highlighting fifty-six (56) exceptional art pieces from thirty-six (36) phenomenal Belizean Female Visual Artists. We send a special thanks to the promising young women from Pallotti High-School and the St.Catherine's Academy for being our guest audience to view this exhibit and showing their support in the empowerment of the Contemporary and Up and Coming Belizean Women in Art! The' Future is Female' Exhibit is now open to the public for your viewing pleasure, feel free to stop and take a peek!

2nd Belize National Research Conference
Official schedule now available.

Channel 7

16 Year Old Knocked Down, Family Attacks Driver
It's was a terrible weekend on Belize's roadways: 6 people died in 5 fatal accidents in different parts of the country. We begin tonight with the youngest victim. A teenaged boy was knocked down and killed in front of his mother's house. It happened around 6:00 on Saturday night between miles 20 and 21 on the Southern Highway. Jose Alex Marquez had just left from visiting his mom and was heading to his home in the Mayan King farm area when a vehicle struck him from behind. Marquez was flung about 20 feet and died immediately. The family says it would have been a hit and run if it wasn't for the drivers busted tire and Marquez's sister who ran him down and blocked him from leaving. We spoke to Marquez's brother in law about the tragedy.

Police Confirm Assault
And, police say that the driver was assaulted at the scene. They gave us their account:... ACP Joseph Myvette - Head of NCIB: "On Saturday around 9pm, Santa Cruz police in the Stann Creek District was called to an area between miles 20-21 on the Southern Highway, where they observe the lifeless body of a Hispanic male later identified as Jose Marquez, 16 years and not too far away from his body was a bicycle with extensive damages. One William Burke reported to police that he was south bound when he knocked down Marquez from behind. As a result, he drove directly to the police station where he handed in himself and made the report."

Ran Over Man Crossing Road
There was another fatal in the south, this one on the Hummingbird Highway. It happened on Friday night near mile 25. The victim is Belize City resident 26 year old Carlos Larios. The circumstances are similar to the Southern Highway fatal in that it happened right in front of a relative's house and family members responded quickly. But again, in this case, Larios was killed immediately due to the impact. We spoke to his cousin off camera. Voice of: Cousin: "My cousin Carlos Larois was coming off the 7:30 James Bus. He was coming to visit us and while crossing the main highway a vehicle just came about 80-90 miles per hour and just took him away."

Driver Under Scrutiny
Police say that Larios was half way across the road when the driver hit him: ACP Joseph Myvette - Head of NCIB: "On Friday last, sometime around 9:30pm, Belmopan police responded to an information of a fatal traffic accident around mile 25 on the Hummingbird Highway. Upon their arrival, they met one, Henrich Froze who reported to them that he was traveling in his Silverado pick up in a northerly direction when he knocked down a male person later identified as Carlos Larios, 26 years old..."

Motorbike Rider Died In Head On Collision Close To Home
And from those fatal accidents in Southern Belize, we turn now to 2 separate motorcycle accidents in the Belize District which were both fatal. The first one happened on Saturday night, sometime after 6:00. 28 year-old Vladimir Aguilar, a resident of Scotland Halfmoon Village in the Belize River Valley Area, was riding his motorcycle from Burrell Boom, and he was heading to his family's house near the village bridge. But, he didn't make it, because he collided head-on into a pick-up truck heading in the opposite direction.

Driver Served With NIP
Police say that the driver of the pick-up truck, 48 year-old Brian August, has been served with a notice of intended prosecution. ASP Alejandro Cowo - OC CIB, Belize District: "It happened on Saturday night just after 7:15pm. Police visited Scotland Halfmoon Village where in the bushes they observed a` motorcycle that was extensively damaged and not far from the motorcycle police also observed the motionless body of Vladimir Antonio Aguilar, 28 years old resident of that same village. Initial information is that the driver of a vehicle Mr. Brian August..."

20 Year Old Female Dies In Cycle Crash
And the second fatal motorcycle accident happened yesterday evening, sometime before 6:00. 28 year-old Walter Loyo, and his fiancée, 20 year-old Zinnia Ayala, were traveling on a Meilun motorcycle on the George Price Highway. They were passing by the newly built roundabout, when Loyo lost control of the cycle and crashed into the barrier. They both suffered extensive injuries to the head and body, and Zinnia Ayala died on the scene.

Husband and Wife Killed In Spanish Lookout
And, out west in Spanish Lookout, two people, a husband and wife on a motorbike were killed when an 85 year old driver rear ended them in a van. Police told us more about the death of 51 year old Abram and 48 year old Irene Penner:... ACP Joseph Myvette - Head of NCIB: "On Saturday, sometime around 6 pm, San Ignacio police was called to Spanish Lookout in relation to a fatal traffic accident. Upon arrival they met one Gerard Penner, 85 years, who was the driver of a van. Also on the seen police observed police observed a motorcycle in the front portion or just in front of the van..."

Police Will Step Up Enforcement on Motorbikes
So, four of this weekend's fatal accidents involved motorbikes. That's too many, and it's a trend we have been witnessing for some time as inexpensive motorbikes have become more popular. The commissioner of police says they will respond with a new wave of enforcement for motorbike use: Chester Williams- Commissioner of Police: "Since over this past weekend we have had, I think, a total of 6 fatalities. All of which are involving motorcycles..."

Holy Angels' Cruse: Drowning in Bat Droppings
Teachers, parents and students from Holy Angels RC School in Pomona Village on the Hummingbird Highway staged a protest on their school compound today. They have endured years of working and studying in unsanitary and hazardous classrooms. There are a list of problems from rat bat infestation to broken floor boards. The school body is pleading for help and Courtney Weatherburne was there to capture their march. Here's that story. There are 350 students in total at the school. To clarify, classes continue no matter how many students show up. Teachers still teach even if it's only 4 or 10 students in the classroom.

COMPOL Takes on NTUCB
As we told you last week, the Police Association has commissioner Chester Williams in court. The association - or at least its Chairman, Corporal Sheldon Arzu - is seeking judicial review of a statutory instrument which Williams signed giving any chairman a two term limit. Arzu is on his sixth term. That's the cruz of a multi-faceted dispute in which NTUCB supports the police association. Today, Williams said the NTUCB needs to stay out of police business:.. Chester Williams- Commissioner of Police: "I have seen a press release by the NTUCB, I have also seen Ms. Elena Smith give an interview on the tv. They are jumping into something they have no business in. They need to understand, first and foremost, that the police association is not a union..."

COMPOL Sanctioned Press Release Against Arzu
And while the Commissioner had very strong words for Corporal Arzu and his supporters, he had zero words of censure for three police officers - who are on the police association executive. Secretary, Corporal Jermaine Hyde, treasurer Corporal Jane Usher and board member PC Holman Katenegie broke protocol last week when they put out a signed press release to say that Arzu did not have their support in any legal action taken to court. And while police officers are not allowed to engage the press freely - quite remarkably Williams said he approved their release:..

Was Policeman Punked In Road Rage Affair?
We also asked Williams about a less controversial but publicly embarrassing case for police. On Saturday morning at around 2:20am, Corporal Mark Martinez got into a scuffle on the Princess Margaret Drive strip in Belize City - and left with a busted head, and without his service revolver. Apparently, Martinez was driving on the strip along with his wife when he got into it with a driver who stopped in the middle of the road. Williams discussed it today: Chester Williams- Commissioner of Police: "There are several things that I would have to look at in terms of whether or not the persons with whom he had the issue new that he was a police at that particular time. What led to the situation, based on what you said just now, he was in a road rage..."

6 Homeless After Fire
Tonight, a family of 6 is in extreme distress after their Belize City home was destroyed by fire just before midday. Austin Stevens, his common-law wife, Shakira Logan, and their 4 children lived in a yard on in the Jane Usher Boulevard area. Their home is one of 2 houses in the yard, and their neighbors became very worried for their safety when they saw it completely engulfed in flames. We understand that Stevens had only just gone home with one of his children for a brief moment. Minutes after they left, the house was seen burning.

Briceno Bombs Barrow's Budget
The budget debate started today in Belmopan with the traditional response by the Leader of the Opposition. In his hour long speech John Briceno underscored what he has publicly described as a kickback budget:... Hon. John Briceno, Leader of the Opp.: "It is truly a pity madam speaker. In fact it is worse than that -- it is a great tragedy After more than a decade of an administration that has borrowed billions, spent billions and taxed Belizeans in the billions of dollars it is tragic that this UDP Government can show no evidence that Belizeans are better off, or that most of our people are earning a living wage, or that as a nation we are prospering."

Saldivar Snaps Back
And, as per tradition, the UDP Minister designated to respond to Briceno is Belmopan representative John Saldivar. Here's how he deflected Briceno's criticisms: Hon. John Saldivar- Area Rep, Belmopan: "How can they turn around and say that it is this government that is fueling the economy by borrowing. They are the ones, madam speaker, who, during their 10 years, took up the debt by over $1.2billion. And, let us not forget the rates at which they were borrowing when they were in government- average of over 8.5% compared to the 3.5% which this UDP government has been borrowing at. Then, to actually criticize our budget which, I will repeat, has no new taxes in it..."

City Man Went To Pedro For A Hit
Police have made arrests in two high profile murders. The first is the double murder which happened on San Pedro last week Thursday afternoon. Glenn Martinez and Deon Faber were executed in broad daylight in a busy part of town. Police have arrested one man who they say went there on Thursday morning to kill the men.

Ruiz Charged for Cabrera Murder
And, Punta Gorda residents will breath a sigh of relief to learn that Alex Ruiz has been charged for killing Luis Cabrera Jr. Last week it caused an uproar when he was only charged for a traffic offence which happened after the murder. Police explained why it took so long for them to charge:

Taking On Turneffe
Several months ago, we featured the conservation organization on our newscast that is known as The Turneffe Atoll Sustainability Association, or TASA for short. Valdemar Andrade, the executive director, was discussing why they have a strict policy against gill net fishing in their marine reserve. During that time, the Director expressed interest in taking us along with them into the reserve, so that we could see first hand the hard work they do to keep Turneffe as environmentally sound as possible. Well, this weekend, TASA was finally ready for the press to join them on their patrols to police the marine reserve from illegal fishing practices.

Wonders Of The Women of Belize's Security Forces
Who is the strongest, fittest woman in Belize Security forces. That's what being tested over three days in the 4th Annual Wonder Woman Competition. It started this morning with five teams from the Belize Police Department, the Belize Defence Force and the Belize Coast Guard. Day one started with the Coast Guard Fitness test which includes best efforts in push ups, sit ups, pull ups followed by a two mile run. The second event of the day was a one mile ocean swim. Day two starts with a 6 mile relay run along the George Price Highway starting at the Coast Guard Headquarters. Gold Cup Dream Gone Down
On last week Tuesday's news, we told you about the final game that Belize's National Football Team, the Jaguars, was supposed to play against the Guyana National Team. They travelled to that country for a road game with the hope of qualifying for a second time to the Gold Cup. But, as local football fans found out, on Saturday evening, Guyana ended Belize's Gold Cup dream They faced off at around 4:30 p.m., and when the final whistle was blown, Belize had lost the game with a final score of 2 to one.

Channel 5

Married Couple Perishes in Traffic Accident
As many as six persons died in traffic accidents, making the past weekend one of the deadliest on the highways. The deaths were reported in southern, central and western Belize.  [...]

Belize City Man Knocked Down and Killed on Hummingbird Highway
In the south, Carlos Larios was knocked down and killed on Friday night. It happened between miles twenty-five and twenty-six on the Hummingbird Highway. The twenty-six-year-old Belize City resident was [...]

16-year-old Knocked Down and Killed in Santa Cruz Village
The youngest victim in the spate of traffic fatalities is sixteen-year-old Jose Marquez. The Santa Cruz Village was knocked down between miles twenty and twenty-one on the Southern Highway as [...]

Motorcyclist Killed in Head on Collision in Scotland Halfmoon
From the south to the Belize District where two separate fatal traffic accidents claimed the lives of a father of one and a young woman. A collision involving yet another [...]

Couple on Motorcycle Crash into Concrete Barrier; Young Woman Dies
The second traffic fatality in the Belize District occurred just before six p.m. on Sunday. A couple travelling on a motorcycle collided into a concrete barrier near the construction site [...]

Budget Debate Kicks Off to Little Fanfare
Day-one of the budget debate got underway this morning and will continue on Tuesday, Government has a week before the end of the financial year on March thirtieth and the [...]

No Contractor General and No Auditor General’s Report on BIL
The Office of the Contractor General has remained vacant since 2018, when government chose not to renew its agreement with Godwin Arzu who failed to submit six annual reports during [...]

Patrick and Said Spar over Budget
Never one to pass on an opportunity to land a few solid jabs on his political opponents, former Prime Minister Said Musa also went in on government for its infrastructure-heavy [...]

Francis Fonseca: “Where is the reduced fuel prices?”
Former Opposition Leader Francis Fonseca, after reviewing the budget for the approaching fiscal year, criticized government for failure to reduce the exorbitant cost of fuel, a campaign promise that dates [...]

Said Musa: What’s Up With Foreign Affairs?
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, headed by Wilfred ‘Sedi’ Elrington, was not spared the sharp wit of former prime minister Said Musa who, in his casual humour, took square aim [...]

Protest at Holy Angels! Teachers, Parents & Students Demand Catholic Management to Assist
Earlier in the month, News Five broke the story of a growing infestation problem and decaying structures at Holy Angels RC School in Pomona Village. For several years, the teachers [...]

Belize City Resident Anthony Carballo Charged for San Pedro Double Murder
On the crime blotter…A resident of Tigris Street in Belize City was arraigned in San Pedro Magistrate’s Court today for the double murder of Deon Faber and Allen Martinez that [...]

Alexander Ruiz is Finally Charged for Murder
Twelve days after the murder of Luis Cabrera Junior in Punta Gorda, his alleged killer is hauled before the court and arraigned for murder. Over the weekend, thirty-seven-year-old Alexander Ruiz [...]

An Off Duty Officer is Assaulted & His Serviced Weapon Stolen
An off duty cop was assaulted in Belize City around three o’clock on Saturday morning. The entertainment strip was buzzing with activity as Police Constable Mark Martinez was driving his [...]

ComPol Chester Williams says Police President is Disrespectful
On Friday, a case was brought against Commissioner of Police Chester Williams from within the ranks of the police department. Corporal Eldon Arzu, the President of the Police Association is [...]

Police to Start Safety Tips and Road Rules Campaign for Motorcyclists
There were six road fatalities this weekend and four of those accidents involved motorcycles. The road traffic accidents are not new, but there has been a rise in accidents in [...]

Fire in Jane Usher Boulevard Area! Wooden Home Destroyed
There was a fire earlier this afternoon in Belize City. The blaze completely destroyed a family home on JR Street in the Jane Usher Boulevard area just before two. It [...]

A Seminar for Gender-Based Violence Reporting and Monitoring
A gender-based violence seminar was held today in Belize City. The purpose of the event was to discuss and share ways to enhance the reporting, monitoring and surveillance of gender-based [...]

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

The Reporter

Belize Super-Women Compete In Grueling Match
Women in the military are being pushed to the limit this week as the 4th Annual Wonder Woman Competition kicked off today, with five teams from the Belize Police Department, the Belize Defence Force and the Belize National Coast Guard.

TASA & Fisheries Bill, Get The Big Support They Were Seeking
Work on an amended Fisheries Resources Bill got underway as far back as 2010, with input from the Fisheries Department, Wildlife Conservation Society, the Solicitor-General’s Office, the Coastal Zone Management Authority, the Ministry of Natural Resources, multiple fisheries stakeholders and legal experts.

U.B Student Reported Missing By His Family
Family members of UB student Kevin Frutos, 26, are extremely concerned and are asking the public’s assistance in locating him.

Breaking Belize NewsPJ

Shots fired in Belize City
Just before 10:00 pm tonight there was a shooting in Belize City. A man dressed […]

ComPol confident he will win in court against Police Association Chairman
Commissioner of Police, Chester Willimas, said today that he is confident the Supreme Court will rule in […]

Belize Police teaming up with Jamaica Police on several initiatives
Representatives from the Belize Police Department, including Police Commissioner Chester Williams, went on a working visit […]

ComPol to Unions “Mind your business”
Today, Police Commissioner Chester Williams addressed his legal battle with the Police Association and said that entities […]

Police cracking down on motorcycle riders
After six road traffic fatalities over the weekend involving motorcycles, the Belize Police Department is […]

“Broaden the net” for Integrity Commission
Lisbeth Delgado, Armead Gabourel, Wilmot Simmons, Nestor Vasquez, Zoe Roberson Zetina, and Claudette Grinage have […]

Senator Lizarraga: Police and DPP shouldn’t wait for the final Special Select Committee Report on Immigration
The Special Select Committee Report on Immigration is still a few months away, but the Police […]

Offshore industries to be killed off?
Business Community Senator Mark Lizarraga warns that there are efforts being made to “kill off” Belize’s […]

Amendment to Retired Persons Act bars qualified retired persons from investment while retired
The National Assembly has passed an amendment to the Retired Persons Act effectively barring what are […]

Budget had no consultation from businessmen
The Senate will debate this year’s Budget on Thursday, March 28th, but Senator Mark Lizarraga made […]

Minimum of 30 years in jail for trio convicted of murder
Minus deductions, three Belize City men learned on Friday that they will spend another two decades […]

House to review three new bills and petition
The headlines will be dominated by two days of debate over the General Revenue and […]

Issuance of Voters ID cards continues
The Elections and Boundaries Department notifies electors that the fourth phase for the issuance of […]

Belize participates in 2nd UN Conference on South-South cooperation
Belize participated in the 2nd High-Level United Nations Conference on South-South Cooperation held in Buenos […]

Fair weather to continue
The 24-hour forecast is for mostly fair weather to continue. Sunny skies with some cloudy […]

Watch a movie, support victims of gender-based violence
The film ‘beauty Bites Beast” a documentary tackling the global issue of gender-based violence and women’s self-defense, […]

Four Belizean hotels nominated for Global Travel Awards
Four Belizean hotels are competing for the title of Belize’s Leading Hotel in the 2019 […]

Garifuna Association unhappy with Mason trial
The United Garifuna Association (UGA), an organization comprised of Garinagu communities from six different countries, […]

The Budget to be debated this week in the National Assembly
For three of the next four days, Belize’s 44 parliamentarians – 31 in the House of […]

Invitation to our Divergent Discussion on the ICJ
By The National Student Union of Belize: We hope this letter finds you well. On behalf of the National Student Union of Belize, we are pleased to invite you to our “Divergent Discussions on the ICJ” […]

LOVE FM

Pregnant woman and husband charged for marijuana
In the courts, today, Ashley Haylock appeared unrepresented before Senior Magistrate, Aretha Ford where he was read two criminal offense of theft and common assault. Allegations are that on Saturday, March 23, he along with two others, not yet arrested and charged, dishonestly appropriated one Taurus brand 9 mm pistol value at $2,800.00 property of …

Penners perish in Accident
Police report that an elderly couple lost their lives in a motorcycle accident. According to police, on Saturday 85-year-old Gerhard Penner was driving a Gold Pontiac Montana van headed to Spanish Lookout. Penner reportedly collided into the rear of a motorcycle being ridden by 51-year-old Abram Penner and his wife 48-year-old Irene Penner both residents …

16 year old Killed in RTA
Along the southern highway, in Santa Cruz, a sixteen year old minor Jose Marquez lost his life. The driver of the vehicle that hit him stopped to render aid, but he was assaulted by grieving people from the village. Assistant Commissioner of Police say, the driver had to flee the scene to the police station …

Fire guts home in Jane Usher Boulevard Area
A family is without a home tonight as they were victims of a fire. Shortly after midday, smoke rose over J.R. Street in the Jane Usher Boulevard area of Belize City and the fire gutted a home. The grief stricken homeowner had to be rushed to the hospital and our news team spoke to neighbors …

Commissioner says we need Motorcycle Education to prevent Accidents
All the accidents, the six lives lost in one weekend, has prompted the police to address motorcycles in particular. Commissioner of Police Chester Williams said the police department would embark on a national media sensitization campaign. The Compol said he will instruct the Commander of the National Traffic Branch to make media rounds and disseminate …

Carlos Larios killed in RTA
In the south, 26 year old Carlos Larios was killed on the Hummingbird Highway. The head of the national crimes investigation branch says Larios was crossing the highway when a Silverado pickup knocked him down. ACP Joseph Myvett, Head of National Crimes: “Belmopan Police responded to information of a fatal traffic accident around mile 25 …

Music Ambassador says his DJ Competition was Successful
If you’re on social media chances are there are at least a dozen internet models or disc jockeys on your friends list. That’s why it’s important that there are creative outlets for these young entrepreneurs. There was a DJ competition that was held in Dangriga. Love News spoke to the organizer of the event, Music …

Baby and grandparents hospitalized in RTA
In Western Belize, another road traffic incident has left an eighteen month old baby and his grandparents hospitalized. Correspondent Fem Cruz reports that the incident happened late Saturday afternoon. Based on a telephone call received just before 5pm yesterday Roaring Creek Police and the Western Regional Hospital emergency response team visited the water …

Woman perishes without helmet in Motorcycle Accident
The police say that the next fatality occurred at mile 8 on the Philip Goldson Highway. The driver of the motorcycle received critical injuries and he was in surgery today as a result of Sunday evening’s accident. While he was wearing a helmet, his passenger 20-year-old Zenya Ayala was not and she passed away on …

Top Cop visits Center for the Investigation of Sexual Offences and Child Abuse
A Belizean delegation including civil society and the Commissioner of Police Chester Williams have recently returned from a trip to Jamaica where the visited Center for the Investigation of Sexual Offences and Child Abuse, CISOCA. The center is a branch of the Jamaica Constabulary Force which helps encourage victims to report incidents of sexual offenses …

4 traffic accidents with two resulting in fatalities and two minor incidents
There were six deaths reported over the weekend all due to road traffic accidents and in most cases, involving the use of motorcycles. In the Belize district alone there were 4 traffic accidents with two resulting in fatalities and two minor incidents …

Police say suspect in San Pedro’s double murder detained
The police have arrested a suspect in relation to the double murder of Deon Faber and Allen Martinez. The police utilized surveillance footage to detain the suspect and they are also looking for a woman and another man in relation to the double homicide …

Belize participated in the Second High-Level United Nations Conference on South-South
Belize participated in the Second High-Level United Nations Conference on South-South Cooperation held in Buenos Aires, Argentina on the 20-21 March 2019. In his remarks to the Conference, Patrick Andrews, Chief Executive Officer in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs …

Blogs

Visiting Caramelo in Corozal, Town
They do brownies, macarons, Merengue, Chocolate chip, Frappes, Coffee, coffee Flavored, Iced Tea, Natural Juices, Tuna Sandwich or Chicken, Panini. Treats: Cakes, Cupcakes, Cookies all comes in a different variety.

Rotary Club of Corozal installs new playgrounds
This week the Rotary Club of Corozal will be working with several Canadian Clubs and schools that have generously donated amazing playgrounds for us to install in two schools. They have sent teams of high school students to do the installation. These students pay their own way and give up the Easter break to be here working and work is what they do. Our club’s responsibility is to support them in finding food, housing, and transportation. We also are to provide cement, sand, and gravel for securing the posts into the ground.

Top 10 Things To Do In Belize
If you’re planning your first trip to Belize it can be hard to decide what to do, given there are so many choices. Here’s a list of the top 10 activities to consider when planning your trip:

Beginner’s Travel Guide: Three Days in San Pedro, Belize
San Pedro is the most popular destination for Americans in Belize (to the point that you can get a protein smoothie just about anywhere). It’s a short plane ride from the main airport in Belize City, full of delicious restaurants, and great for anyone who enjoys a little hustle and bustle while on vacation. The drawback of San Pedro? There isn’t much of a beach scene. But if you like adventure (but don’t like getting places efficiently) you can rent a golf cart to make the trek to Secret Beach. Belize is a place I would absolutely go back to; here’s how I spent three days in San Pedro with my hubby.

Beginner’s guide to Hol Chan and Shark Ray Alley Snorkeling
Snorkeling Hol Chan Marine Reserve and Shark Ray Alley was one of the top five coolest things I’ve ever done. It put Florida to shame. I did chicken out of “truly” experiencing Shark Ray Alley (more on that later) but snorkeling around Hol Chan was like being in an episode of Planet Earth. It’s an amazing experience and can’t-miss part of visiting Belize. If you’re going to Belize, you’d be a dang fool not to go snorkeling. It’s as natural as slurping down rum drinks and laying in the sun (wear sunblock). But if you’ve never been snorkeling before, or it’s your first time in Belize, you may need a little help knowing what to expect.

A Riot of Color: Green Hills Butterfly Ranch
Thousands of colorful wings float around you. The sun catches a riot of yellow, and a dash of blue, before a beautiful splash of orange lands on your arm. You’ve entered the butterfly flight space. Welcome to Green Hills Butterfly Ranch. Home to the largest butterfly display in Belize, it features over 100 species of butterflies - including the Blue Morpho which is one of the main attractions at the farm. Surrounded by a botanical garden with more than 150 plants, shrubs and trees, there’s even a hummingbird viewing area. It’s truly a natural paradise. And of course, the hiking and photo opportunities are unlimited.

Gladden Spit & Silk Caye Marine Reserve
Just a few miles offshore of the Belizean mainland lies the vast archipelago of the Belize Barrier Reef, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the largest coral barrier reef system in the Western Hemisphere. Located on the outer edge of this reef is the Gladden Spit and Silk Cayes MarineReserve (GSSCMR), a protected conservation area that is ideal for enjoying snorkeling and scuba diving. The GSSCMR measures over 25,000 acres (10,500 ha) in size and is located approximately 22 miles (36 km) due east of the Placencia Peninsula in southeastern Belize. Managed by the Southern Environmental Association, a local NGO, this area is one of the healthiest and vibrant marine ecosystems on the Belize Barrier Reef.

10 things to pack when traveling to Belize
Belize is a fascinating country and is Mother Nature’s best kept secret snuggled between Guatemala and Mexico and bordered by the Caribbean Sea, this is as tropical as it gets! Let us walk through this list of Must-Packs for your upcoming vacation in tropical paradise! Travel Documents – These are the most important things you need to pack before leaving for your Adventure in Belize. Passport, driver’s license, plane tickets and travel itinerary (if you have one) should all be tucked away in a secure and easily accessible area, such as your carryon or purse pocket.

Belmopan City – The Smallest Little Capital in the World
Tucked in a cute little corner of Central America and many times missed by most viewers of any map of the isthmus, Belize is famous for a few things….. its natural and lush rain forests, the largest cave system in Central America and of course the world renowned Great Blue Hole but what is amazing and something that most people do not know is that Belize owns one of the smallest capitals of the world! Smack in the center of the country, Belmopan has a population of just around 20 thousand residents.

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Francis Ford Coppola Owns a Stunning Island off the Coast of Belize
You could measure the success of prolific filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola in a lot of ways. Maybe it’s his Academy Awards for legendary flicks like The Godfather or the wine empire he built after. If you’re beach-obsessed, however, you’ll probably look at the director’s impressive and varied body of work and point to one of his latest ventures—an impossibly dreamy private island stay that’s part of a larger Caribbean resort collection—as the pinnacle of the Coppola family’s achievements. (Owning an island is the ultimate dream, right?) The Family Coppola Hideaways is the resort offshoot of the Coppola brand, which in addition to a successful wine business includes restaurants, a line of Italian-inspired food, and a literary magazine. Of the five resorts under the Coppola name, three are Central American getaways designed to immerse guests in the culture and natural wonders of each distinct region.

Videos

  • Sitting of the House of Representatives National Assembly Chamber, Belmopan,

  • FCD Environmental Youth Group Happy World Water Day, 2min. The Chiquibul Forest, a gold water reserve provides water resources to over 40% of Belize's population. This is a primary reason why it is important to protect these jungles.

  • WONDER WOMAN COMPETITION 2019, .5min. The 4th Annual Wonder Woman Competition commenced this morning with five teams from across the security forces of Belize including the Belize Police Department, the Belize Defence Force and the Belize Coast Guard. The aim of the competition is to identify the best team from across the services over the next three days of the physically demanding and competitive Wonder Woman Competition. Day one started with the Coast Guard Fitness test which includes best efforts in push ups, sit ups, pull ups followed by a two mile run. This event is designed to test the total and overall body fitness of the participants. The second event of the day will be a one mile ocean swim.

  • Belize Elementary School & National Fire Service Baby Shark, 1.5min. Belize National Fire Service doing their thing again at the Belize Elementary school's career day.... To the famous baby Shark doo. doo.. song.... Special shout out to Fire fighter D. Kingston on a job well done..

  • Belize 2019, 31min. I made a vlog to showcase my time in Belize during Spring Break.

  • Mennonites in Belize/ La Ruta Maya, 2min. This is an amateur video of the canoe race. La Ruta Maya is an annual canoe race that takes place every year, usually beginning on the 9th of March which is a holiday and ending 4 days later at the mouth of Belize River. Some of the Mennonite businesses in Spanish Lookout have their own team of paddlers which represent their respective companies. Otherwise, there are no Mennonites who are directly or personally involved in the race.

  • Belize and Guatemala, 35min. Vacation in Belize and Guatemala. March 2019

  • FBC 2019 Mission to Belize, 8min.

  • Tarpon Time, 7min. Wild Adventures Belize Catches & Releases a nice Tarpon off Placencia Belize. Megalops Atlanticus or the Silver King

  • Pok ta pok, 4.5min. Let Destination Belize take you Beyond the Pages and learn more about Pok-Ta-Pok in Belize!

  • How to Make Belizean Tablata | Coconut Candy, 6.5min. Tablata (Tab-lå-ta) is a Belizean candy made from coconut fllakes. It is very sweet and should only be eaten as a treat.