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The San Pedro Sun

Copa San Pedro heads to finals
Four intense matches were held during Copa San Pedro 2019 Closing Season Semifinals at the Ambergris Stadium in San Pedro Town. After an entertaining weekend of football action, the teams competing for championship title are Los Catrachos F.C and Legends F.C, while Fambo Boys F.C and Caye Caulker Islanders F.C will play for third-place. Copa San Pedro 2019 Closing Season culminates this weekend, starting on Thursday, April 11th. The first round of the championship match will see Legends F.C taking on Los Catrachos F.C at 7:30PM. On Sunday, April 14th the football action will begin with the third-place title which will see Fambo Boys F.C taking on Caye Caulker Islanders F.C at 5:30PM. The last round of the championship match will be held at 7:30PM and will feature Legends F.C, and Los Catrachos F.C. ALL islanders are invited to come out and support the island teams in their last match of this season. Food and drinks will be on sale during all games.

SPHS observes 10th Annual Business Fair
The San Pedro High School (SPHS) held its 10th Annual Business Fair at the Angel Nuñez Auditorium on Friday, April 5th. The fair serves as a way to develop the entrepreneurial skills of students that are majoring in business studies. Every year, the event sees a large crowd of residents supporting the various business concepts that students have developed. Before the fair, a short ceremony was held to introduce the judges and officially open the day’s events. Tasked to choose the winners included Ian Pou, Dimas Guerrero, Lorraine Guerrero, Ismael Lisbey, Sandy Roberts, Giovanni Pelayo, Eleanor Gillet, Mikaela Sosniecki, Amarainy Chi and Gricel Graniel.

Island students sit first part of the 2019 PSE
Standard Six students of both Ambergris Caye and Caye Caulker joined thousands of students countrywide as they sat the first of the National Primary School Examination (PSE) on Monday, April 8th. The annual examination was held at the San Pedro High School and tested students in English and Science. The English test consisted of two sections, multiple choice questions, and a writing assignment, while Science tested the students’ knowledge in biology and general science, with multiple choice questions as well. The second part of the PSE will focus Mathematics, and Social Studies, and has been scheduled to take place on Friday, May 3rd at the San Pedro High School.

San Pedro Pirates win 3-0 against Wagiya Sporting Club
Only two weeks remain in the Premiere League of Belize’s (PLB) 2019 Closing Season, and the San Pedro Pirates are leading the chart with 26 points overall. On Sunday, April 6th the island team nabbed its third consecutive victory, this time against Wagiya Sporting Club. They walked off with a 3-0 score from the Carl Ramos Stadium in Dangriga Town. For their next match San Pedro Pirates will be playing at home against BDF F.C on Saturday, April 13th. The match is scheduled to begin at 7:30PM at the Ambergris Stadium in San Pedro Town. ALL islanders are invited to come out and support the island team.

Ambergris Today

Partnership Workshop For Traffic Wardens And Police
The San Pedro Traffic Wardens attended a ‘Partnership and Life Skills’ Workshop on Monday, April 8, 2019. The Workshop took place at the San Pedro Town Council conference room and was conducted by Rudolph Orio, Supt. (Ret’d) – National Coordinator Police Auxiliary Unit. After a short and fun introductory icebreaker, Mr. Orio commenced his workshop on partnership explaining that a mutual relationship between distinct parties with a common objective of promoting safety and security of people. The training was based from the Traffic Safety Foundation of the three E’s; Education, Enforcement and Engineering.

First Ever Island Marathon A Success!!
The Alaia Charity Foundation held Ambergris Caye’s first ever fun run/walk which took place on Saturday, April 6, 2019. The main purpose of the event was to raise funds to provide financial, educational, medical and environmental support with the events net-proceeds, to disenfranchised island families. Runners took part in twenty-one and ten kilometer distances, with several age range categories which included; under 20, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59 and over 60. Both races took off from Seagrape Drive; The Half/Half Marathon (10K) begun at 5am while the Half Marathon (21K) took off at 6am. There were a total of 133 participants all the way from the United States, a big group from Placencia, Orange Walk and local participants.

Misc Belizean Sources

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Football Action continues at the Ricalde Stadium this Saturday, April 13th
Come and support all these talented football warriors of Corozal. It all starts at 1:30 p.m. Only $3 to get in.

Verdes Host Bandits
The Verdes are on a streak, and they host the Bandits this Friday, April 12th, at 9:00pm.

Grand Opening of the Boca Del Rio beach
Any plans this weekend? The BTB is inviting you to the Grand Opening of the Boca Del Rio beach in San Pedro Town on Sunday, April 14th! It will be followed by a fun-filled Family day with lots of activities for all. See you there!

The U.S. Embassy is proud to provide protective body armor and other safety gear to Belize’s Mobile Interdiction Team!
The equipment will help the MIT maintain their safety as they combat illicit trafficking and enhance citizen security across Belize.

Paint N Splash
See you this week at from 2-4pm Thursday to paint “A Beauty In The Dark.”

Shuga City Fight Night
Saturday April 27, Orange Walk Multipurpose Center

Changes in Pump Prices for Regular Gasoline and Diesel Oil
The Ministry of Finance announces that at midnight on April 11, 2019, the pump price for regular gasoline will increase by 39 cents from $10.21 to $10.60 per gallon, while the pump price for diesel oil will decrease by three cents from $10.29 to $10.26 per gallon. These price changes reflect current market conditions which are influenced by the tightening in the production of oil from the OPEC Countries and by sustained high demand in the North American and Asian markets.

Solidarity Circle in partnership with PAHO/WHO Belize
The Ministry of Health participated in a Solidarity Circle activity in partnership with PAHO/WHO Belize office. While World Health Day is officially commemorated every year on April 7, we partnered to have this symbolic event done yesterday at the Belize sign in Belize City. This year we celebrated once again under the theme: Universal Health: Everyone, Everywhere. We thank the staff from the Central Health Region for participating.

Belize Youth Challenge
The Belize Youth Challenge is recruiting applicants for its 3rd intake!

The San Pedro Sun and My Beautiful Belize is looking for a talented Advertising Sales and Collections Representative to join the team!
Part time position with full-time potential. Must read and write English, Spanish a plus. Sales and/or Office Experience required with three work references. E-mail info with cover letter to: [email protected] Deadline for applications: April 18, 2019

Monthly Weather Summary, March 2019
March is usually a warm, dry and windy month across the country of Belize. A gusty easterly to southeasterly wind normally prevails throughout much of the month supporting warm and fair conditions. Whatever limited rainfall that occurs during the month is typically associated with one or two cold fronts, prefrontal trofs, shear lines and low level easterly wind surges. March 2019 was characteristically warm and generally dry. However, it was not as windy as normal and the prevailing surface flow was more easterly than east-southeasterly. The month started off generally fair with very limited rainfall amounts being recorded during the first five days. This was supported by mostly convergent, subsident and dry conditions at the mid to upper levels of the atmosphere.

Art in the Park this Weekend
Good day my followers from around Corozal. If you are looking for an event this weekend in Corozal here is an optional event you can attend: Art in the Park is happening this Saturday commencing at 5pm until 9pm. Its a monthly that happens once a month in Corozal. Wheremany gather at Corozal Central Park to see the different art work, wood work, Jewelries, sovineers, dance, djing music, food and lots more. It is attended by alot of locals @ visitors.

BTB at the FSTV Easter Event 2019
Giving cruise ship passengers a warm welcome along with Belizean treats.

How are you phasing out single use plastic and styrofoam?

Masquerade & Full Moon Party on The Roof
Saturday, April 20, 2019 at 8 PM – 1 AM, Sunset Lounge. Masks are available at Sancas Realty or Belize Fitness or for purchase at Entrance.

Channel 7

No April 10th Referendum, Relief or Regret?
Belize's April 10th. appointment with history ended up being a disappointment today because of the postponed referendum. Whether you were for a "yes" or a "no", chances are you'd had enough of the campaigning and just wanted to get it over with. Today we sampled public opinion in downtown Belize City - to find out how people feel about the postponement:.. Interviewee 1: "I feel sad, I wanted to get it over with one time and done." Interviewee 2: "First of all I agree with going to the ICJ, but the difference is, is the way the prime minister went on about doing it. First thing what he did he didn't went to the house and the senate. I am not saying going to the ICJ is wrong..."

(Bi)National Geographic Jimmy?
And, right on cue for April 10th, Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales yesterday did something that would strike fear and dread in the heart of any Belizean. The Guatemalan news site called "Soy 502" yesterday reported that Morales made a trip to a village school in the Izabal department of Guatemala where he turned schoolteacher - and chose, of all things, to teach geography to standard one students. He called one of the students to the front - and he drew the map but excluded Belize - which, officially, is drawn with a dotted line. Morales then took the marker and drew in the territory of Belize:

PUP Wants Its House Papers
Now, given the timing, this can be interpreted as some deliberate act of provocation - and depending on where you stand on the ICJ issue it's either a reason to surely vote yes, and define those borders once and for all, or to clearly vote no and not leave the matter of Belize's territory to any court. You didn't get a chance to cast that vote today because of the postponed referendum, but government is determined to do it as soon as possible., And that's why they are going to the House of Representatives on Friday and the Senate on Monday.

16 Year Old Sentenced For Killing 15 Year Old
2 weeks ago, we told you about the 16 year-old boy from Belize City who pleaded guilty to manslaughter for the last year's fatal stabbing of 15 year-old Arkel August. Well, Justice Colin Williams has decided that he will spend 3 and a half more years in jail for Arkel's killing. The killing happened less than a year ago, on April 28, 2018, on the basketball court at Cumberbatch Field, located on Caesar Ridge Road. The 16 year-old and Arkel August, were playing basketball on opposite teams when a misunderstanding ensued between them and another boy. The 16 year-old was accused of playing dirty and he was sent home by the coach.

Council Kumbaya: Micah and Mayor Make Up
In the last week of February. Belize City Mayor Bernard Wagner stripped councillor Micah Goodin of his portfolios. It was a disciplinary measure after Goodin had an angry exchange with the City Administrator. The Mayor suggested that these tantrums had been a pattern of behavior with the councillor. The mayor did not set any term on what was effectively a suspension with pay. Goodin castigated the council in Facebook posts for losing sight of its roots - and last month he wrote the mayor an impassioned letter after he wasn't invited to a council caucus meeting.

High Grade Weed Busted At Northern Border
Yesterday, police made a major cocaine bust in the south - and last night customs made a weed bust in the north. It happened just before 8:00 last night when Customs caught some men trying to toss bundles of weed over the border fence. Customs had caught one man with one big bag, and police chased down three others - while also finding another bundle of weed. All told it weighed more than fifty pounds. The Commissioner told us that they were bringing in high grade weed form Mexico:

OW Underworld Figure Arrested With Coke and Cash in Silk Grass
And as we told you last night, cops also made a bust in Silk Grass Village. It happened at around noon at the residence of, 60 year old Joseph Nolberto. The Commissioner told us what happened: Chester Williams - Police Commissioner: "Yesterday evening, police in Hopkins received information of a drug deal that was about to go down. Based on that, they visited a house in the Silk Grass area whereupon arrival they saw a male person fleeing the house carrying a bag. He was pursued and during the pursuit he threw the bag, he was captured quickly..."

COMPOL Hopes For Cop's Safe Return
In his second engagement with the media in as many days, Williams also spoke about PC Fabian Laurie who remains detained in Livingston, Guatemala along with Coast Guard Officer Seaman Pedro Colomer along with two civilians Kevin Hernández and Jerille Laurie for possession of firearms and ammunition without a license. Though they were over there on private time and business, Williams hopes his officer can get home soon:..

MIT Gets Body Armor
Commissioner Williams also discussed a donation of protective body armor to Belize's Mobile Interdiction Team. Here's more on that: Chester Williams, Commissioner of Police "Yes we continue to look at gathering resources for our officers and yes the MIT will be receiving some protective gears and I have also approach the embassy through the CARSI program to see if we can get some brand new bullet proof for our officers. So far they have been very receptive to it and so we will pit forward the proposal and see how it goes from there."

Officer's Welfare and That Long, Long Road
And since he said he is looking after officers welfare, we also asked the Commissioner about a repeated concern we've heard from police officers that pertains specifically to transportation. As we told you last night, the Police Commissioner wrapped up a countrywide tour of police facilities yesterday. While he was touring, he met with the rank and file of the police department to discuss the biggest concerns they have about issues that negatively affect their ability to perform as lawmen.

COMPOL'S Clinic Coming Along
And in the same way that the Commissioner is trying to look after the welfare of his officers, he is also making himself available to members of the public who are looking for his intervention into their concerns. Every Wednesday, he holds public clinics. WE ASKED him how it's been going: Chester Williams - Police Commissioner: "The Wednesday clinics are going well. I normally have a number of persons who would come and see me for a variety of reasons. And I try to accommodate everybody when they come. Even though there are appointments, sometimes people come without appointments, and I still try to accommodate..."

GOB's Losing Legal Trajectory
Unless you've been under a rock somewhere, you will know that today, April 10th, was the date set for the holding of the ICJ referendum. Starting at 7:00 this morning, voters countrywide should have been flocking to the 344 polling stations to have their say on how the Belize/Guatemala's territorial dispute ought to be resolved. It should have been history in the making, but instead, everyone went about their normal work or school routines today. That's because last week the PUP managed to convince Chief Justice Kenneth Benjamin to issue an injunction restraining the Government from holding the referendum. The Government is now trying to find ways to legally get around that injunction.

Chester Still Intent on ICJ
And Police Commissioner Chester Williams says that injunction fight between the Opposition and the ruling UDP Government has not shaken his belief that going to the ICJ is the best way to solve the Belize/Guatemala territorial dispute. He was asked about that today, and said he is still a "yes": Reporter: "You were at the Court of Appeal for the referendum issues. What's your feedback on the postponement of the referendum? Do you still believe that it's also like the Government says, an ironclad case?"

No Water In City, Main Pipe Ruptured
Tonight, most of Belize City - the country's largest population center - is with low or no water pressure after the main pipe coming into the city from the Double Run water treatment plant in Sandhill was ruptured. As we understand it the pipe got punctured at four and a half miles on the Phillip Goldson highway by another utility: BEL which was putting in lampposts. It happened early this afternoon, and BWS has announced that the low or no water pressure situation will continue until 11:00 tonight.

Fuel Goes Up Again
The price for regular gas is going up again tonight. At midnight, the price for regular will increase by 39 cents from $10.21 to $10.60 per gallon. Simultaneously, the pump price for diesel will decrease negligibly by three cents from $10.29 to $10.26 per gallon.

100 Machetes In Unison
They learned about harvesting rice, corn and other crops but the Harvest for Kids youth will now see how sugar cane is harvested. On April 27th, the sugar cane farmers will harvest 5 acres of sugar cane in Orange Walk to show the kids how it is done - manually with machetes. The Director for Belize Camping Experience told us more. He also told us about a collaborative initiative with Caribbean Chicken

Channel 5

The Impact of the Delayed I.C.J. Referendum
Were it not for the stunning results of well-timed legal hurdles placed in the way of government, Belizeans across the country would have been anxiously anticipating the results of a [...]

Guatemalan President Draws Belize as Part of Guatemala
On Tuesday, a student was tasked to draw a map of Guatemala in a village school. At the request of Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales, the primary school boy complied in [...]

P.U.P. Demands Order Papers for Friday’s House Meeting
As the House prepares to meet on Friday and the Senate on Monday, it is still not clear what specifically government will be doing to ‘fix’ the problem that was [...]

Inside the Chiquibul: A Deeper Look at Illegal Cattle Ranching
The vast Chiquibul Forest in the south-western region of Belize stretches across more than four hundred and twenty-three acres of land. The tropical rainforest includes the largest cave system in [...]

Detained Belizeans Go Before Guatemalan Court on Firearms Charges
Thirty-three-year-old Fabian Laurie, twenty-five-year-old Pedro Colomer and two others identified as Kevin Hernandez and Jerille Laurie remain locked up in a Guatemalan prison tonight after appearing in court in Puerto [...]

Detained Coast Guard Officer is on His Own in Guatemala
The same cannot be said for Pedro Colomer, a coast guard officer from Dangriga.  His fate is entirely up to the Guatemalan justice system and his bosses here in Belize [...]

Orange Walk Businessman Busted in Silk Grass during Drug Deal
Police in Hopkins Village wasted no time on Tuesday when they promptly acted upon information that a drug deal was about to go down in neighboring Silk Grass.  At around [...]

4 Men Busted with 53 Pounds of Marijuana at Northern Border
Up north, four men are in police custody following a drug bust at the northern border. Corozal police were called out to the Corozal/Mexico border today where customs officials handed [...]

Belizean Remains Locked Up in US on $500K Bond
Thirty-six-year-old Belizean Jermaine Belgrave remains incarcerated in the U.S. Reports from Erie County in Pennsylvania suggest that Belgrave’s possible long criminal history and gang affiliation here in Belize was factored [...]

Minor Charged for Attempted Murder
Police have arrested and charged a fifteen-year-old boy with attempted murder, aggravated assault, deadly means of harm and dangerous harm. The charges are in connection with the shooting of twenty-five-year-old [...]

Family Claims Negligence at K.H.M.H. Led to Arm Amputation
The family of fifty-eight-year-old Theresita Chan is claiming that negligence at the K.H.M.H. has led to the amputation of one of her arms. Today, Chan’s son Thomas Garcia stopped by [...]

Robbers Strike at 2 Gas Depots in 1 Day
Robbers hit two gas depots on Tuesday. The first robbery happened at the BWEL gas depot just after two-thirty on Tuesday afternoon. Police were called out to mile fifteen on [...]

Fuel Prices to Increase, Again
Fuel prices are taking a hike at midnight on April eleventh. This evening the government confirmed that regular gasoline will increase by thirty-nine cents from ten dollars and twenty-one cents [...]

ComPol Concludes National Tour in Belize City
Commissioner Chester Williams concluded a countrywide tour of the police department in Belize City this morning where he met with officers of all ranks to discuss their wellbeing as men [...]

A Suggestion on the Use of Police Association Funds
So what becomes of the monies that the Police Association has been collecting from its membership over the years?  Officers often fall sick and, in some cases, pass away without [...]

Land Ownership Proposed for Long-serving Police Officers
There’s a proposal on the table for long-serving police officers to be able to purchase land at a reduced cost if they are doing so for the first time.  It’s [...]

Conch Season Closes 2 Months Early
If you like conch fritters, conch soup or conch ceviche, you may want to enjoy these dishes before the end of this month. That is because the conch season is [...]

Belize Fisheries Department Weighs In on the Quality of the Queen Conch Fishery
One of the concerns that have been raised about the harvesting of the queen conch is the use of the shell size to determine maturity.  The Fisheries Department says that [...]

The Central American University Confederation Meets in Belize
The University of Belize is hosting its counterparts from Central America and the Dominican Republic this week. A two-day event is discussing the quality and standards of education offered by [...]

Amandala

Wednesday’s ICJ referendum “dead”
After hearing submissions all day in an application that was hastily conceived by government attorneys who abandoned their original plan to request a variation of an interim injunction granted by Hon. Chief Justice Kenneth Benjamin last Wednesday, April 3 (in response to the constitutional challenge to the Special Agreement by members of the Opposition People’s United Party (PUP)), a panel of three Appeal justices, in a majority decision, dismissed the government’s application for the court to hear the matter. Today’s Court of Appeal decision doomed the government’s chance of holding their scheduled International Court of Justice (ICJ) referendum on April 10, and could trigger another round of appeals from the Dean Barrow-led United Democratic Party government, to the Caribbean Court of Justice.

Belize is major drug transshipment and money laundering hub, US report says
The United States Department of State released its 2019 International Narcotics Control Strategy Report and has listed Belize as a major hub for South American cocaine shipments destined for the United States. The two-part report cited Belize’s vulnerability due to its lack of resources and weak structures, including investigative and judicial shortcomings.

Over 7,000 students sitting PSE 2019
Thousands of students across Belize participated in the first leg of the Primary School Examinations (PSE) today. A multitude of students — seven thousand, two hundred and twenty eight of them — were registered to sit the exams this year. Thirty examination centers opened their doors to an imaginably anxious mass of students who represented two hundred and seventy three primary schools across our six districts. To accommodate full participation of all eligible pupils, the Education Support Service Unit (ESS) arranged for over one hundred and fifty students to be provided with special arrangements to sit their exams.

Fugitive from Argentina found in San Pedro
Alberto Samid, 71, an Argentinian businessman who is wanted for federal offences in his country by law enforcement and INTERPOL, was detained by police while he was walking in the south end of San Pedro Friday morning. Authorities in his country were alerted and two federal officers from Argentina have been sent to Belize to take Samid back to his country. According to reliable sources, Samid’s wife and son arrived in San Pedro from Argentina to be with him. They said that their father has health issues and must take his medication.

Orange Walk Man Charged With Drug Trafficking
The Reporter has been able to confirm that Police have brought charges of Drug Trafficking against Matthew Williams, a well known resident of Orange Walk, after an operation conducted in Hopkins and led by the Hopkins Police.

Facing OBESITY – Fat Kills!
By: Dr. Abigail Joseph – ery few doctors in the past made it known to patients that they were obese, overweight or borderline. Quite frankly, the only time you knew you were overweight or in need of losing “some” weight would be after having been diagnosed with hypertension, high cholesterol or maybe diabetes.

Drug Bust In Hopkins Indicates More Serious Drugs In Belize
Early Tuesday morning April 9th., A Police Anti-Drug-Unit operation in the seaside village of Hopkins has resulted in the detention of four men, three of whom were allegedly in the process of buying cocaine.

Breaking Belize NewsPJ

Are you ready for 5G? Uruguay launches first 5G services in Latin America
The association of telecommunication and voice providers in the Americas, 5G Americas, says 5G is […]

US Deputy Secretary of State to host US-Caribbean Resilience Partnership Ministerial
Deputy Secretary of State, John J. Sullivan, will travel to U.S. Southern Command headquarters in […]

Armed robber targets Tomza in Belize city
Police are investigating an armed robbery at Tomza Gas last night. Around 8:35 p.m. the […]

Silk Grass trio busted with over four pounds of cocaine
Two men from Silk Grass, Stann Creek are detained pending charges of drug trafficking. Around […]

Belize Peace Movement to protest at Friday’s House meeting
The Belize Peace Movement (BPM) announced today that the organization intends to hold a peaceful […]

Regular gas hiked; diesel goes down by 3 cents
The Ministry of Finance announces that at midnight tonight, the pump price for regular gasoline […]

Make the Most of Your Belize Vacation With The Ultimate Belize Bucket List
Forget Cancun and Panama City. If you’re looking for a paradise south of the border, […]

PACT invests an additional $2.7 million into National Protected Areas
The Protected Areas Conservation Trust (PACT) earlier this week, held an award ceremony in Belmopan […]

House meeting scheduled for Friday
The Government of Belize (GOB) has called a meeting of the House of Representatives for Friday, […]

Mentally challenged teenager is arraigned for sexual assault of a minor
A mentally challenged teenager is out on bail after being accused of committing a sexual assault […]

Percival Pilgrim acquitted of murder
Percival Pilgrim, 22, has been told he has no case to answer to in respect […]

Police nab two kilos of cocaine in the south
Coordinated police operations led them to the seizure of two kilos of cocaine in southern […]

Belize participates in regional fisheries workshop
Belize was among the 14 countries represented at the World Trade Organization (WTO) Regional Workshop […]

Guatemalan President teaches students to draw Guatemalan map with Belize included
Guatemalan President, Jimmy Morales, visited a school in Izabal, Guatemala and conducted a live demonstration […]

Man and minor held for prohibited and unlicensed weapons
A minor boy, 15, and 22-year-old R. Jay Young, both of Mahogany Heights, Belize District, were […]

ICJ Referendum postponed until further notice
Belizeans were gearing up for that historic decision on April 10, 2019 to vote on […]

LOVE FM

US Embassy in Belize donates to Belize Police Department
The Mobile Interdiction team has received bullet proof vests from the United States Embassy. On its Facebook Page the Embassy states that the equipment will “help the MIT maintain their safety as they combat gang violence and enhance citizen security across Belize”. Commissioner of Police Chester Williams said that the department has also petitioned for …

The air clears in Villages in the Corozal District
The thick smoke that has been affecting some villages in the Corozal District over several weeks has cleared up. Chairman Elvis Correa of San Narciso Village, one of the affected villages, says the smoke has cleared up for at least three days now and so has the stench that had accompanied the smoke. Elvin Correa …

COMPOL SAYS OFFICERS SHOULD GET LAND
Commissioner’s Tour 2019 is at an end. Commissioner of Police Chester Williams met with the last set of officers at the Queen Street Police Station this morning. A number of issues were discussed regarding the strengthening of the police association and use of funds for illness and expenses. But one area of development that had …

Belizeans face charges in Guatemala
It has been four days now since four Belizeans, including a seaman of the Belize Coast Guard and a police officer, have been detained in Guatemala on firearm and ammunition offences. Today, the men went to court where they were formally read their charge of being in possession of unlicensed and illegal firearm and ammunition …

Police bust men with 3 parcels of cocaine and make a big Weed bust in the north
A cocaine bust occurred yesterday in Silk Grass Village, Stann Creek District. Reports reaching our news centre indicate that the bust happened during a house search in the village when someone went to there to make a purchase. Police Commissioner, Chester Williams, was on hand today to give us information on this case. Reporter: “Down …

Minor sentenced to ten years for killing his friend
A 16-year-old minor who pleaded guilty last month for the stabbing death of his friend and neighbor has been sentenced to 10 years; but, he received 6 ½ years in deduction for his guilty plea and other factors that were taken into consideration. The minor, who was only 15 at the time of the incident, …

The pump price for regular gasoline goes up, up, up
The fuel pumps across the country will be adjusted at midnight tonight with regular fuel going up by thirty nine cents. The thirty nine cents increase will take the gallon-price from ten dollars and twenty one cents to ten dollars and sixty cents. Premium fuel will go untouched but while diesel will see a decrease …

Decomposing body of man found in his home in San Ignacio
Two men have been murdered in separate incidents in San Ignacio Town, Cayo District. The body of the first victim was found by neighbors on Thornley Street in that municipality. Police say 48-year-old, Macario Alberto Tzib was found in a decomposing state inside his house. He was last seen alive on Saturday, but in the …

29 year old man is slain in his San Ignacio home
The second murder was recorded shortly before midnight last night. Police say officers were called to the Oscar Sabido Layout Area, San Ignacio Town, where they found the motionless body of 29-year-old, Lloyden Bejerano inside his house. Bejerano’s mother, Noretta Thompson, says her son was shot and was found in a sitting position in a …

International Sourcesizz

Jimmy corrects child who draws map of Guatemala and adds Belize
"President Jimmy Morales does not lose hope of recovering Belize. Even a student from Izabal drew the map of Guatemala without the neighboring country and the president corrected it and drew the part that, according to him, he needed."

Deputy Secretary Sullivan To Host U.S.-Caribbean Resilience Partnership Ministerial
Ambassador Gutierrez will be heading Belize's delegation at the U.S.-Caribbean Resilience Partnership Ministerial hosted by Deputy Secretary Sullivan. Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan will travel to U.S. Southern Command headquarters in Miami, Florida from April 11–12 to host a ministerial with Caribbean leaders launching the U.S.-Caribbean Resilience Partnership, a new collaborative effort to build regional capacity to confront disaster response and promote resilience. Leaders will discuss new opportunities for collaboration to enhance the region’s preparedness and response efforts.

Coral Fragging Should be Banned
This is an interesting article that reminds us why we are taking so much time in structuring our coral nursery program. We have received a lot of interest and support from people willing to volunteer their time and sponsor nursery frames. But it is important that we build on lessons learnt from other programs. We are collaborating with Fragments of Hope, Belize and our young coordinators recently joined a micro fragment expedition with them. We hope Fara Stephany Maza and Brittney Garbutt will continue to receive training to make the program in San Pedro successful. Please be patient with us and remember that we are working with endangered corals.

Belizean Law Enforcement Officials Arrested in Guatemala on Gun and Ammo Charges
Two members of Belize’s security forces are among four men who have been detained in neighbouring Guatemala and slapped with firearm and ammunition charges. The Ministry of National Security confirmed in a statement issued that Police Constable Fabián Laurie and Coast Guard Officer Seaman Pedro Colomer, along with two civilians, Kevin Hernández and Jerille Laurie, were detained by police last weekend.

Videos

  • Chachalacas and toucans just chilling, 1min.

  • Machaquilla students in Toledo send a message to the Government, 1.5min.

  • Shark Ray Alley Belize, 2min. Snorkeling with No Worries Tours at Shark Ray Alley with Nurse Sharks and Rays. Great time.

  • o Better Days, 2min. Drone footage from Placencia, Belize | October 2018

  • Tim & Caitlin Destination Belize Wedding Film, 4min. Congratulations to Tim and Caitlin! This wonderful couple celebrated their big day in beautiful Ambergris Caye Belize with their closest friends and family.

  • Belize SXP Retreat, 10min. A two part presentation on the inaugural SXP retreat held in Belize in November 2018. Beach training, fitness, and Mobility exercises then give way to a short story,"Terror in Belize". A short fictional story based on the Belizean legend of Tata Duende.

  • Blue Hole Belize 2019, 3min. Adventure at the Blue Hole with a bunch of Pros. Aerial and underwater videos shot on site.

  • Preludium by J.S.Bach/P.Illavsky with Belize Virtuosi Duo, 3min. Preludium from Cellosuite BWV 1007 by J.S.Bach with beautiful melody added by Peter Illavsky. Performed by Belize Virtuosi String Duo: Bryce Young, Violin and Peter Illavsky, Cello. Live Recording 18 January 2019 at Bliss Centre for the Performing Arts in Belize City.

  • Ariel Rosado Foundation launched the 2019 Fundraising Drive, 22min. Ariel Rosado Foundation launched the 2019 Fundraising Drive as they celebrate the 9th year of service to Belize through educational and sports assistance to deserving and challenged youths within the community. We spoke with their representatives about the plans for this year and how you can support their work.

  • Children First and Last Belize (CFAL Belize) importance of education and health, 19min. Children First and Last Belize (CFAL Belize) has a mission to help children of Belize in the area of education and health. The organization specifically targets children in rural villages and provide support to their families to keep them in school. Our guests talked to us about their work and an upcoming seminar that will focus on preventing child abuse. On set: Pat Lamb - Secretary, CFAL Belize. Sharon Walker - Member, CFAL Belize

  • The Belize Peace Movement weighed in on the postponed ICJ Referendum, 43min. The Belize Peace Movement weighed in on the current state of affairs regarding the postponed ICJ Referendum. They shared their perspective on what this means for their campaign for a No vote. On our couch: Paco Smith - Belize Peace Movement, Ret'd Major Lloyd Jones- Belize Peace Movement

  • Kiteboarding in Belize at Ambergris Caye, 1.5min. Riding from Sapphire Beach Resort out to the reef and back on a light wind day. 14m kite, 15mphish. Rylo camera

  • Belize Cave Tubing!, 6min. My final day in Belize we went cave tubing! It was such a fun and relaxing way to finish up this adventure.