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Last night's TV news on Channel 7, Channel 5, LOVETV, PGTV, and CTV 3. Also with the most recent Open Your Eyes, and other specials


The San Pedro Sun

Wolfe’s Woofer: Fresh Water Catfish
“It’s hard to believe neither of you have ever eaten catfish,” I said. “Mr. Dennis, we from the island,” Mario said. “We never had no freshwater fish.” “That’s right,” Vernon agreed. “When we get back to the lodge this evening, I’m cooking up catfish and fritters,” I said. “You two are in for a treat.” We were fishing on New River just above where it empties into Chetumal Bay. The owner of the lodge advised us where to haul in some freshwater catfish.

Doctor Love: Granddaughter, Wife, Mother
Dear Doctor Love, I grew up with my grandparents, and while I love them very much, it infuriates me how mean my grandfather is towards women. I never see him raise a finger to help around the house. He expects the women to cook, serve his food and clean up afterwards. He often makes comments about my grandmother’s age, her appearance and ridicules her “foolish ideas.” In public he makes crude remarks about pretty girls and rude remarks about women in general. My grandmother doesn’t react when he does this, but I can see that it affects her, and it bothers me.

Misc Belizean Sources

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Ban Roundup/Glyphosate in Belize
The recent landmark decision in American courts of DeWayne Johnson vs Monsanto, where he was awarded 289 Million dollars because the courts found Monsanto culpable for him developing non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) has more than 4000 individuals lining up to take Monsanto to court. Not only was it determined that Monsanto hid the risk associated with their cancer causing products, they found that Monsanto acted with "malicious intent" to try to cover up the cancer causing effects of Roundup, who's active ingredient is Glyphosate. We are asking the Pesticides Control Board of Belize to do the right thing to Protect the People and Environment of Belize, and immediately stop the importation and BAN further importation of these cancer causing products, which are used heavily along our waterways by the Government of Belize.

Congratulations Ms. Debra Baptist-Estrada!
In an institution largely dominated by men, 20-year Belize Department of Immigration veteran Debra Baptist-Estrada has consistently refused bribes and other incentives to look the other way. As Port Commander of Belize’s only international airport, Ms. Estrada worked with U.S. officials last spring to crack open a drug and human smuggling operation to the U.S. and Europe. After being transferred to Belize’s northern border this summer, Ms. Estrada continued to bring her incorruptible style to the job, enforcing immigration laws that had not been enforced for a very long time, and rejecting bribes to look the other way. While many might shrug off corruption as “the human condition,” Ms. Estrada is quietly and courageously effecting change and strengthening the rule of law.

Channel 5

The Reporter

Fight Ends In Murder
A resident of Sandhill village is currently recovering at the BDF hospital after he was hit in the face with a stick on Saturday afternoon. When he is released, it may be into Police custody to face a charge of murder.

12 Guatemalans, With $40K US, Found On The MOHO River By BCG
12 Guatemalan nationals were found on a boat on the MOHO river, which is only 5 miles south of Punta Gorda, and is very north of the border with Guatemala. The Belize Coast Guard found the 12 men on a boat, they also found 2 other boats nearby on the river and escorted them to the Punta Gorda Police Station.

Breaking Belize NewsPJ

Man involved in fight dies at KHMH
Our newsroom has confirmed that a man is undergoing medical treatment at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital (KHMH). BBN has confirmed that the victim is Levan Lewis. Lewis was reportedly at a residence at 8 miles on the George Price highway socializing when an altercation with another man ensued.

Man chopped in Franks Eddy Village, Cayo
A man is at this time hospitalized after he was chopped. Information to BBN is that sometime around 5 p.m. this evening, there was an altercation that led to the man being chopped to the upper part of his body. The incident occurred at a residence in Franks Eddy Village, Cayo.

Missing child found safe
BBN has confirmed that 12 year old Kalis Kelly has been found safe. Kelly was reported missing by her mom on Saturday, March 30, 2019.

Crime and Violence
By Senator Markhelm Lizarraga: Crime and violence, like we see increasingly, is in so many ways, reflective of the so many wrongs in our country today! This Is a problem that will not be solved by spending on guns and bullets and more boots on the ground. If we believe this will solve the problems, we are wrong.

Girl, 12, reported missing in Belize City
he family of 12-year-old Kalis Kelly is seeking the public’s assistance in locating her. Kalis was last seen around 6:15 yesterday morning at her home in Belize City.

On The Eve Of The Injunction Hearings
Tomorrow, Monday, April 1st, the court will have an important matter before it. An injunction about the inconstitutionality of the Special Agreement signed on December 8th, 2008. It will be argumentated by eminent lawyers all versed in Belize’s legal process, procedures...

Two men and a woman arrested for drug trafficking
Two men and a woman were charged for drug trafficking 1.45 pounds of cannabis found in a white bucket at a home on Victoria Street in Belize City. Kimberly Arnold, 27; her boyfriend, Mark Smith, 26; and Mark Fitzgibbon,46, a construction worker, were brought to court on Friday before Senior Magistrate, Tricia-Pitts Anderson where they all pleaded not guilty.

Prison officer Michael Gladden convicted of grievous harm
Michael Gladden, 39, is an employee of the Central Prison, but on Friday the Crooked Tree resident pleaded guilty to a charge that could have made him an inmate. Fortunately, he is a first time offender and employed as a prison officer, and so he was only fined, not confined, on a charge of grievous harm.

Blogs

Friday Afternoon On Ambergris Caye: El Fogon Restaurant and A Shimmering Shell Bar
Just a few months back, Jeff and I were eating a ridiculously great lunch at El Fogon Restaurant in San Pedro. Jeff gave it his ultimate stamp of approval – for atmosphere and food – when he said “we should bring my mom here”. And so, now that she is visiting with her friend Ken, we did. Here are pictures of lunch at the DELICIOUS El Fogon Restaurant and then a quick trip to the west side of Ambergris Caye for a bit of wading, shelling, swimming and fishing and a beautiful pink sand bar. The food was great – these dishes are my FAVORITES. The conch fritters are the best I’ve ever tasted. The pibil salbutes are to die for. And the key lime pie. Frozen, twangy, with lots of graham cracker crust underneath…YUM.

Videos

  • Referendum 2019: Your Questions Answered!, 90min. With the Referendum being 10 days away - we are bringing the presentation to you in the comfort of your home or wherever you are via TV, radio and internet! Amb. Rosado presents first, and will then be joined by Dr. Gilda Lewis and Dr. Herman Byrd to answer your questions!

  • Here's a highlight of the first ever 2019 Coconut fest, 6min.

  • CJC Business Expo, 8.5min. Each year I get very excited about visiting The CCC and the CJC Business Expo. On Friday, March 29, 2019, I went about highlighting CJC's Business Expo. it turned out to be an excellent day for visitors to visit this Business Expo each year.

  • Guava Limb brought in Belize Interlocking Pavers and Bricks to help them create their new Firewood Eco Pizza Ove, min. "Introducing a NEW way to enjoy your favorite pizzas with ourFIREWOOD ECO PIZZA OVEN; visit us and try out a new experience in San Ignacio, Belize. See your artesan pizza being made from scratch first hand under our thatched pizza oven palapa. Fun facts about this project: - Bamboo strips were used instead of steel - Lego style clay bricks were used instead of concrete - Sustainably sourced bay leaves was used for that ching of our pizza oven palapa Improving your dining experience whilst reducing our impact on the environment."

  • Parasailing in Belize, 8min. Harvest Caye, Belize

  • 3rd Annual Ernest “Jawmaine” Meighan Classic - Cycling Federation of Belize - 2019, 3.5hr. This is the latter part of the race on March 31, 2019. Belize City - to Armenia - Belize City

  • Belize 2019, 9min.

  • Diving Belize, 8min. Diving off Southwater and Carrie Bow Cays, Belize. March 2019.

  • Belize King of the Howlers - Private Charter Day Trip, 3min. Day trip of snorkeling with nurse sharks & stingrays, island hopping and fishing with Walter

  • Scuba with Dolphins in Belize, 2.5min.

  • Sailing Belize: A Bareboat Catamaran Charter, 6.5min. The story of our charter of a Sunsail 444 catamaran and a Sunsail 404 catamaran from Placencia, Belize.

  • Zip Lining in Belize, 4.5min. Today's Serious Adventure takes us to mainland Beliz for zip lining and cave tubing!

  • Belize Melody Man, 3.5min.

  • PLB Closing Season 2018-2019 | Verdes FC vs BDF FC | Live at the Norman Broaster Stadium, San Ignacio, 2.5hr.