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Belize Medical Associates to open branch on Ambergris Caye
A new state-of-the art medical facility at Grand Caribe Resort, north of San Pedro Town has the community a buzz . This medical institution will be an island extension of Belize Medical Associates (BMA), a Belize City-based private hospital and clinic. On April 3rd, BMA officially announced that it is opening a polyclinic on the island and will offer some of the best medical care available. The BMA press release stated that they have seen a need for specialized medical care on the island, both for its residents and the growing tourism sector.
ABC Preschool’s Easter Show a hopping success!
ABC Preschool delighted island children during their fun filled Easter Presentation. Held at the Angel Nunez Auditorium on Saturday, April 13th, the fundraising event saw a full house of attendees enjoying a live presentation by some of today’s most popular cartoon characters. It was a family affair that had children screaming with joy.
The much anticipated event started promptly at 6:30PM, with event organizer, Wilfredo Alamilla welcoming those in attendance. Brining joy to the children through their character impersonations was the team of Star Show Presentation coming from Merida City, Mexico. They opened the show with a lively act by the Easter Bunny and his merry friends.
BTB Officially Launches Boca Del Rio Project In San Pedro Town
The Belize Tourism Board (BTB) officially launched the Boca del Rio project during an inauguration ceremony on Sunday, April 14, 2019 as part of its plan to develop and enhance the attractions and amenities in key tourism destinations in Belize. The launching also included a family day of fun, which included numerous sports, prizes and lively music.
The project was a joint initiative of the BTB, the Minister of Tourism & Civil Aviation, Hon. Manuel Heredia Jr. and the San Pedro Town Council. It entailed the reclamation of 100 ft. by 370 ft. of the Boca del Rio beachfront; construction of a 100 ft. by 100 ft. swimming area; construction of a reinforced seawall and the installation of signage.
Ashley Barrientos New San Pedro Lions Queen
The San Pedro Lions Club has a new beauty queen!
Lovely Miss Ashley Barrientos was officially crowned on Saturday, April 13, 2019 at the San Pedro Lions Club by outgoing queen Erika Bodden. During the ceremony three lion members; Gonzalo Lara, Nita Marin and Nelly Sabido were given special recognition and awarded a special pin by Lions International.
Misc Belizean Sources
Northern Border Easter Festivities
Glenford “Jay” Mcfadzean: Young Belizean Entrepreneur
Jay can recall that from a young age he was always stunned at how a haircut can make someone look so different. The thought of him becoming a barber never crossed his mind; now look at him he has become “Jay Barber”. He can clearly remember his parents taking him and his five brothers to get a haircut two times a month. It was expensive for six boy! Therefore, his mom invested in a machine that allowed two of his older brothers to start practicing on the others.
Xunantunich access ramps fail
The Institute of Archaeology, National Institute of Culture and History would like to advise all Tour Operators, Hoteliers, Tour Guides and members of the General Public that as of
11:30 AM Monday April 15, 2019:
The ferry at the Xunantunich Archaeological Reserve has suffered from structural failure on the access ramps.
For the time being the ferry is operating with pedestrian traffic only while repairs are on-going.
Don Feliz Tzib: A Leader with a Great Legacy
San Antonio Cayo has a long standing history filled with local elected and informal leaders. Today we go way back to one of the patriarchs in our community. He was a great village leader, an active community man, and a loving father to his family. His name is Don Feliz Tzib, who unfortunately died some years ago but left a long lasting legacy and lineage in our community. Don Feliz was both an elected and informal leader in our community who organized events and helped to forge an identity and structural development.
New sewer disposal service being implemented on Caye Caulker
Truck will be arriving tomorrow in order to start servicing the septics of those businesses who signed up. Thank you.
Please sign up at office.
Ministry of National Security Comments on
Incident on the Sarstoon River
The Ministry of National Security received reports of an incident at the Sarstoon River which occurred this morning during a visit to that area by a group of individuals led by Mr. Wil Maheia of the Belize Territorial Volunteers.
The visitors reported to the security forces at the Sarstoon Forward Operating Base (FOB) and were being escorted through the northern channel of the Sarstoon River when they were intercepted by three Guatemalan vessels that blocked their passage through the river. After making several attempts to outmaneuver the Guatemalan Armed Forces (GAF) vessels to no avail, the visitors and escorts retracted from their attempts.
Calaz Summer Madness 2019
The date is set for the 2nd annual Calaz Summer Madness party. Saturday, May 11th, at the new Thirsty Thursdays. DJ Mesmerize will be mixing, as will the Cayo winners of the first two DJ Championships: DJ Iconic and Wicked Vybz. It's a day party, and is part of Music Month. They'll have specials, sports, and shots.
Books on the Block Fair
Pictures from the Books on the Block Library Open Day & Street Fair, which was held on Saturday at the BPL.
"Collaboration between the Tek Time fi Read Project and the Belmopan Public Library to provide a fun day of encouraging children & teens to read. The games and activities were created and run by the creators of the "Tek Time fi Read Project": the youth groups in the Belmopan Youth Spiritual Empowerment Program. 190 total work hours were put in before the event, split between 30 people (ages 12-24) (plus many hours put in by the library staff)"
BELIZE FISHING REPORT: APRIL 7, 2019 THROUGH APRIL 14, 2019
A week of changing forecasts proved that our guides can put anglers in the right position to succeed in all weathers.
Bonefish were biting well in all weather conditions.
Permit were landed both on the fly and with spin gear.
Maya leader Marcos Canul
In April 16,1870 the Maya leader Marcos Canul and his warriors took Corozal town.Viva Marcos Canul !!! Viva su Pueblo Maya !!!
In 1867 the British burn down several Yucatec Maya villages in Northwestern Belize like San Pedro Siris,Chunbel Che,Santa Teresa,San Jose Yalbac,Naranjal,Cerro,Santa Cruz and others . Many Maya move more north and others west . The Maya who stayed rebuild their villages and in April 16,1870 they Briefly took Corozal town.
Annual Easter Egg Hunt in San Pedro
Monday, April 22, 1pm at the Angel Nunez Auditorium, at the high school
Valiant Valerie Abstains
On Friday in the House of Representatives, former Prime Minister Said Musa made history. He got a standing ovation from the other side of the house when he announced that he would abstain on voting on the Belize Territorial Dispute Referendum Bill. That was a form of implicit support for the government side - and a definite diss for the opposition, whose leader had said they would all stand against the bill, which was introduced by the government as a way to fast track and re-schedule the referendum which its currently stuck in the courts.
So, that was Friday. Today was Senate day - and all eyes were on Senator Valerie Woods. She has publicly stated that her position - like Musa's - is against the party line: she favors going to the ICJ. So how would she vote today when the bill - which is trying to push ahead with referendum, against PUP wishes - went to the Senate?
She didn't disappoint. Senator Woods made it clear that she had arrived at a position after long soul searching.
PUP Wants Time and Precision In New Law
And while Senator Woods did exactly what her leader told us on Thursday she would NOT do - the party's Senior senator, Eamon Courtney held the party line and opposed the bill. In a lengthy presentation he went through a long list of substantial objections. He urged full disclosure and a spirit of bipartisanship in open dialogue:,..
Hon. Eamon Courtney- PUP Senator:
"Let us sit down as Belizeans and analyze the risk identified by persons like senator Hulse, Mr. Gandhi, Sir Eli, assess it and provide not an absolute guarantee that Belize will not lose any territory because we cannot honestly do that; but tell Belizeans what is the measurement of that risk so that people can make an informed decision..."
Church Senator Says Don't Procrastinate On Vote
Senator for the churches, Ashley didn't share that conservative opinion - he said waiting around any more is just procrastination:...
Hon. Ashley Rocke, Church Senator:
"We have to stop beat around the bush. People want to go to the referendum. Why are we still here today? We've concluded that the real issue in this hold matter is twofold; one is procrastination. Waiting and waiting for God knows what. Instead of us get with the business of the people and move forward. We've also said that the next problem seems to be re-registration. There is clearly discomfort about the whole re-registration process. But we need to be careful what we ask for, for we might just it and we get it, the reality is we must learn to live with it."
Ashley, God Pikni
And while Pastor Rocke didn't mince words on why he is in favor of the bill - he surprised the media in the gallery when he turned on them with a stern admonition, straight out of a Sunday service:...
Hon. Ashley Rocke, Church Senator:
"I don't come here to support any special group, but to listen and to pick sense out of nonsense. That's what I come here to do. So for you there on the camera that go about telling people about Pastor Rocke, I want you all to know that I have been called by God. I am an anointed servant of God and you know what the bible says about touching the Lord's anointed? It says be very careful. I have been sent by the church to say we support the bill."
Hon. Salas Says Run Di Referendum
Also supporting the bill was the NGO senator. Senator Osmany Salas explained that - in his view - voters have an appointment with history:..,
Hon. Osmany Salas, NGO Sentator:
"The opposition say we must hit and a couple of my colleagues have said we must hot the pause button and I have to ask for how long? I heard 2 years. I've heard about a 25 years deepfreeze. The UDP/ Government is adamant that we should have the referendum during this current administration. That is my read. While my read is that the opposition is determine to kick this can down the road. I have to ask to when?
Labour Opposes New Referendum Bill
And while the NGO sector and the Churches supported the bill, the labour Senator did not. Senator Elena Smith explained why:...
Hon. Elena Smith. Labour Senator:
"But they are all concern that this matter has become too political and my job really and truly is not to stand here point and say who started it or who did what. But my role is to say to us that a matter of this nature must not be taken politically. Because when we do so, we are doing a disservice to our Belizean people, because if you are telling me that I must vote my conscience then how can I vote my conscience when people are coming to tell me vote yes, vote no..."
GOB Wins Senate Vote Easily
As Panton mentioned, business senator, Mark Lizarraga seemed to have not supported the bill in his presentation - which you'll hear later on. But, on the division - which is where all members have to state their individual vote - he gave a kind of equivocal "no". We'll pick up the voting with Senator Woods on the PUP side with her abstention. This is after the UDP side have all voted yes, And Senator Eamon Courtenay has voted no:
A Beer Bunker That Would Make Chapo Proud
We regularly report on contraband busts in the news - bout it seems the smugglers are taking their game to another level - and we mean that literally: that new level seems to be UNDERGROUND!
This weekend, Customs got information and went to stake out an area inside a canefield in San Jose/San Pablo - which is in the Orange Walk District.
At first all they saw were some coconut palms strewn on the ground, but a closer look showed a handle for a cement covering - much like the kind you would find on a septic tank. When they lifted that up they found a beer bunker! 35 cases of contraband stored underground - in an area no search would ever find.
Special Agreement Case Goes to Court
In our last segment , we showed you the heated debate on the Belize Territorial Referendum Bill.
As we told you, this bill seeks to put the ICJ referendum back on track - a very fast track - after the PUP got the Supreme Court injunction to delay it two weeks ago. The PUP lawsuit which led to that injunction went back before Chief Justice Kenneth Benjamin today for a first hearing.
The Court was supposed to start reviewing the PUP's complaint against that agreement at this first hearing today with a case management conference.
UDP Candidate/Attorney Takes Up Case Against Chief Elections Officer
But while these 2 courts grapple with the Special Agreement lawsuit, Chief Elections Officer Josephine Tamai finds herself trying to put out a fire at the Elections and Boundaries Department. A registering officer has accused her of playing politics to break regulations so that a well-known UDP could have made it on the list of voters in time for the ICJ referendum. She has additionally accused the Chief of victimizing her for refusing to follow that directive.
We've seen a letter dated April 11th, 2019 from attorney Darrell Bradley to Chief Elections Officer Tamai. In it, he states that he is acting on behalf of his client, Jerrylyn Bruce, a registering officer who has worked at the Elections and Boundaries Department for over 15 years. In this lawyer letter, Bradley is asking the Chief Elections Officer to reverse disciplinary action against Bruce.
Chief Elections Officer Explains A Complicated Case
So since the Chief Elections Officer was put on blast in the Senate today, she agreed to grant us an interview to refute all allegations. Additionally, she told us that she has evidence which indicates that Jerrylyn Bruce may have been negligent on the job, which could have disenfranchised Trevor Bradley, had she not stepped in.
She told us that she could not get into any details of the case because the matter will end up before the Public Service Commission, which will require Bruce to make a formal defence. She did add, however, that she did not do anything to bring her office into disrepute, and that she was simply ensuring that a born Belizean, who is qualified to be re-registered, wasn't excluded from the referendum vote. Here are her comments:
Mark and Mike Spar In Senate
And all that re-registration back and forth also came up at the Senate today. Business Senator Mark Lizarraga, started out by talking about his difficulties with the new referendum bill, and then went into what he sees as one of the biggest problems - which is what he described as a mess at the Vital Stats Unit. That incensed the Attorney General who is responsible for that Department - and that led to a testy response:
Hon. Mark Lizarraga, Business Senator:
"We are absolutely not saying that the people don't have a right to a referendum to decide, but we have a lot of work to be done, we believe and this is an opportunity for us. It's an opportunity for the prime minister..."
Another Sarstoon Showdown, "Sake-A Will?"ť
And turning now directly to Belize/Guatemala relations on the ground, Wil Maheia and the territorial volunteers took a trip to the Sarstoon river this morning. They took the blogger , Rhenae Nunez with them, and she saw first hand what we've been showing you since 2015. Guatemalan gunboats menacingly followed them from the time they entered the Mouth of the river, until they left. Here's what Nunez had to say after experiencing that threatening presence from Guatemalan military closely watching their movements while she was there:
Rhenae Nunez - Sarstoon Trip Participant:
"I said when we started out that today is gonna be rather historic for me, and for me to witness this first hand. I've only seen footage. I've only seen videos when you've been out here, when other concerned Belizeans have been out here..."
Teenager Hallucinates, Then Drowns
Turning now to police news, a 16 year old Dangriga boy drowned during a fishing trip. Fredrick Lammey was with relatives and friends when he started to act strange at the fishing camp. The report is he started to hallucinate and that is when the group took him back to Dangriga, but on the way there, he plunged into the water and never resurfaced. Family and friends had been searching for him until they found his body on Saturday afternoon. Here is police on this odd case.
ASP Alejandro Cowo, OC, CIB Belize City:
"What police gather so far is that Monday the 8th of April, he left with family and friends to go fishing and while he was at the fishing camp, it was reported that he began to behave in a certain way ..."
Hopkins Hotheads End Up In Shooting Situation
Also in the south, two men just couldn't keep their cool after an altercation in Hopkins and they shot at a vehicle - injuring 25 year old Toledo resident Jessy Cal. It happened around midnight this morning. Police told us more about this confrontation turned shooting incident.
ASP Alejandro Cowo, OC, CIB Belize City:
"What police gathered so far is that just at about 11:00, Jessy Cal and another friend were socializing in Hopkins Village when they got into an altercation with a group of male persons..."
Pistol Pierces Plam
A Fabers road man was shot in the palm on Friday night around 7:30. Cashief Myvett was walking down through an alley on Dolphin street when the assailant pounced on him.
Insp. Wilfredo Ferrufino, C.I.B., Belize City:
"On 12th April, sometime around 7:30pm CIB personnel visited the KHMH and there they discovered Mr. Cashief Myvett, 26-year-old resident of Faber's Road. He was suffering from a gunshot wound to the right palm. He relayed to police that he was walking through an alley on Dolphin Street when shots were fired and he received the injury. No one is detained; police are investigating at this time."
Anisha's Family Remains Desperate For Answers
It's been about 5 months since Anisha Young went missing. Still, her family is not giving up until they find her remains. They have been following leads and tips but it's only led to dead ends, and, still, no Anisha. Today her cousin Sheree Salgado told us it seems police have hit a dead end in her case because there hasn't been any new developments or updates.
Eamon No Acrobat, He Says
Turning back now to today's Senate meeting - the PUP's senior senator Eamon Courtenay spent a fair portion of his presentation going back over the PUP's long established opposition to the Special Agreement not being taken to the House of Representatives. And he took special mention of this newscast because we roped him in as one of those acrobats, who flip and flop- across issues. Today he said he's been on record from before the signing saying it must go the house of representatives for approval:..
Over A Dozen Bush Fires On Weekend
Instead of "rain, rain go away" Belizeans all over the country are crying "heat, heat go away" - unless you were sipping on a chilled drink near a beach this weekend, you would have felt like you were melting under the smothering heat. And with all this heat comes burning flames - bush fires! And this weekend, the fire department had to respond to over 20 fires all over the country. Station Officer at the National Fire Service Orin Smith says the department can only do so much so they are asking you, the public to be responsible and alert and to protect yourself and your property.
Cops Says Past Caught Up With Gallego
On Friday we told you how Joshua Gallego died after he was ambushed and shot on Thursday afternoon on North Creek Street. He had just dropped off his wife and child at their home. Today at the bi-weekly press briefing police gave their official report on this murder and said they are looking into Gallego's past for a possible motive.
Man Who Supplied Car For Robbery Charged
A man has been charged in connection with last week's early morning robbery of Homever Supermarket at mile 13 on the Philip Goldson Highway. But it wasn't the robbers who were nabbed, it was the man who supplied the getaway vehicle - 28 year old bartender Pavilou Garbutt. He was charged with abetment to commit robbery when he appeared today before Magistrate Khadeem Palmer. Garbutt pleaded not guilty to the charge. He was released on a bail of $3,000 and his case was adjourned until June 13th.
Cops Shoot Runaway Robber
Ladyville police shot a run-away robber in the leg. This is after the robber and his accomplice allegedly pointed a gun at the cops. Police told us more.
Lanza is under police guard at the hospital. The other robber is still at large.
The Beauty and Beach Bounty Of Boca Del Rio
The Belize Tourism Board and the San Pedro Town Council recently finished giving the Boca Del Rio area of the island a major facelift. It's called the Boca Del Rio Project, and it included reclaiming beachfront that was washed away due to erosion.
Once that was completed, the contractors constructed a 100 feet by 100 feet swimming area, a reinforced seawall, as well as other amenities for locals and tourists alike to enjoy. The total cost of the works is estimated at over $250,000, and it was carried out by the San Pedro construction company, Cayo Frances Limited.
SEXUAL ASSAULT TO COURT
26 year-old Glenford Alvarez, a fisherman from Lacroix Boulevard, is at prison tonight after he was taken to court for allegedly committing sexual assault against a 13 year-old girl.
The child, in the presence of her father, told police that sometime in the month of February 2019, she was at home watching television when she saw Alvarez masturbating by the doorway. In a second incident, the child reported that she was asleep on a sofa when she felt someone rubbing her leg.
Tensions at the Sarstoon! GAF Blocks Belize’s Security Forces
At around ten-thirty this morning, tensions were running high as members of the Guatemalan Armed Forces attempted to block the path of members of the Belize Coast Guard. Video footage [...]
Party Politics at Elections & Boundaries Department?
The Senate met today and we will come to all the debate on the Belize Territorial Referendum Bill 2019. But first in the course of the debate, Senator Eamon Courtenay [...]
Former Mayor Darrell Bradley Exposes Chief Elections Officer
Senator Courtenay went on to expose what seems to be a clear misuse of Tamai’s post as Chief Elections Officer. Eamon Courtenay, Lead P.U.P. Senator “What was wrong was [...]
Chief Elections Officer Responds to Claims
While all that information was revealed in the Senate, this evening, Chief Elections Officer Josephine Tamai responded to the claims contained in the letter by attorney and former U.D.P. Belize [...]
Josephine Tamai Refutes Claims of Political Victimization
In the letter, Bradley, on behalf of Jerrylyn Bruce accuses Tamai of political victimization and demands that it cease immediately. Bruce who has been transferred to the central office and [...]
Is Naboo System Faulty?
The Chief Elections Officer also responded to the assertion that the Naboo Online System has an automatic feature of trying to correct itself and deleting any duplication instead of flagging [...]
Senate Meets to Debate New Referendum Legislation
A vote by division in the Senate came shortly after four o’clock this afternoon following passage on Friday of the Belize Territorial Dispute Referendum Bill 2019. The vote ended in [...]
What’s Up With I.C.J. Litigation Risk?
Government, in its media blitz, continues to put forward that Belize has an ironclad case should the territorial claim with Guatemala be taken to the I.C.J. for resolution. But the [...]
Valerie Woods Abstains from Voting on New Referendum Bill in Senate
Back to the debate in the Senate. Last Friday, the former PM Said Musa voted to abstain in the House on the same referendum bill. That position happened again in [...]
Senator Elena Smith Votes No
The social partners added to the debate on the new referendum bill. While the N.G.O. senator Osmany Salas voted yes, Trade Unionist Elena Smith raised several concerns relating to the [...]
Pastor Rocke Picks Sense Out of Nonsense
While there were various reasons given by the senators on why to or not to support the new referendum bill, Senator Ashley Rocke gave his perspective on behalf of the [...]
G.O.B. Wants I.C.J. Interim Injunction Discharged
The first hearing of the Opposition’s suit against the Government of Belize with respect to the writ of referendum was scheduled to be heard today in the courtroom of Chief [...]
Will P.U.P. Mount Another Legal Challenge?
Representing the People’s United Party today in place of lead attorney, Senior Counsel Eamon Courtenay was attorney Kareem Musa. According to Musa, his clients have been consulted with respect to [...]
Missing Minor Drowned in Southern Waters
Going into the weekend, there was a report on a sixteen-year-old who went missing at sea during a trip to South Water Caye. Last Monday, Frederick Lammey Juniour went on [...]
An Altercation Escalates into a Shooting in Hopkins
There was gun violence over the weekend in Belize City, Ladyville and Hopkins. The most recent occurred just after twelve this morning in the southern village of Hopkins. Jessie Cal [...]
Shot to the Hand in an Alley off Fairweather Street
The gun violence started on Friday night during news time. Just after seven p.m., Faber’s Road resident Cashief Myvett was targeted by a gunman as he walked into an alley [...]
A Police-Involved Shooting in Ladyville; 1 Suspect under Police Guard
There is a criminal and an internal investigation ongoing following a police-involved shooting on Sunday night in Ladyville. According to police, Shawn Lanza remains under police guard at the Karl [...]
Still No Arrests for the Murder of Joshua Gallego
There are still no arrests for the murder of Joshua Gallego, which occurred last Thursday evening on North Creek, Belize City. Gallego was shot in the afternoon and succumbed at [...]
Eagle JEM Estate – a Housing Project by the Holy Redeemer Credit Union
A new housing project was launched over the weekend that presents exciting opportunities to prospective homeowners. The “Eagle Jem Estate” is located just outside Belize City. It is by the [...]
Casting Call Gets Underway of the Next Miss Universe Belize
Casting call for the next Miss Belize got underway this weekend and will continue online. While beauty is an integral part, the Miss Universe Belize Director says inner confidence is [...]
Brushfires Popping Up Everywhere; Fire Department Issues Notice
The Belize National Fire Service is today imploring for residents to practice responsible burning and maintenance of properties, particularly within rural and countryside areas. The notice comes on the heels [...]
The Weekend in Sports with James Adderley
Good evening I’m James Adderley and this is Sports Monday. [Highlights of the weekend in sports....]
Man Goes Missing From Succotz Village, Family Seeks Public’s Help
The family of Geraldo Puc, 28, a nurse of Succotz Village, Cayo, is asking the public to assist them with information leading to his whereabouts.
Puc stands about 5 feet 4 inches tall, was last seen wearing a blue Polo shirt, blue short pants and brown shoes.
Breaking Belize News
Receipt book stolen from Belize City Council
The Belize City Council today issued a notice informing the public that a receipt book […]
Broken main water line cuts off water in Mahogany Heights
Residents of Mahogany Heights village are without water tonight because the main distribution line is […]
Ministry of National Security condemn actions of Guatemalan Armed Forces at Sarstoon
The Ministry of National Security has issued a statement condemning the actions of the Guatemalan […]
Man shot in Hopkins
Shortly after midnight today, police visited the Southern Regional Hospital where they met Jason Cal. […]
Ladyville police shoot suspected robber
Over the weekend Ladyville police were responding to a burglary in progress when officers encountered […]
Police: Can’t share motive in murder of Joshua Gallego, 26
On Thursday afternoon, Joshua Gallego, 26, was gunned down in Belize city. According to police, […]
Police release info on Dolphin Street shooting
On Friday around 7:30 p.m., Belize City Police visited the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital. There, […]
Referendum Bill assured of passage with NGO Senator in support
Add another vote to the ‘YES’ column in today’s Senate debate – from NGO Senator Osmany […]
The PUP division in the national assembly
It could be argued that their vote made little difference; indeed, one of them even […]
Toledo family lose everything to fire
The home of a family in Machakilha, Toledo was completely destroyed by fire today. According […]
Kaya Cattouse wins 30th Annual Women’s Cross Country Cycling Classic
It was by the closest of margins, but the victory in Sunday’s 30th Annual Women’s […]
New date set for referendum case
Chief Justice Kenneth Benjamin has set April 29th as the date to hear arguments in […]
US Embassy recognizes young Belizean entrepreneur
Every month,the United States Embassy in Belize highlights the work of young Belizean entrepreneurs. For […]
After days of over 100 degree temperatures, cooler weather is expected
The National Meteorological Center is forecasting for cooler temperatures today. Partly cloudy skies with a […]
Benque Viejo Marching Band is the 2019 Bandfest Champs
Busloads of students, teachers, parents and spectators flocked to Orange Walk on Saturday for the annual Bandfest event. Bandfest 2019 saw new choreographies, new skills and brand new winners. Here is a recap of what happened and a look at the new winners for this year’s event. Dalila Ical: “The day started out with a …
Students and teachers Give Good Marks to Audubon’s Cockscomb Book
While the people in PG spent time hearing scripture from the good book, our next story is also about a specially recommended book that’s getting good reviews. “The Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary Its History, Flora and Fauna, Visitors, Teachers and Scientists 2nd Edition” was recently beneath the canopy of some of the country’s most pristine …
Police investigate three separate shootings, one involves a police officer
Police are investigating a series of shooting incidents that have taken place since Friday, April 12. Inspector Wilfredo Ferrufino of the Crimes Investigation Branch says that on that date, shortly after seven o’clock in the night, shots rang out on Dolphin Street, Belize City. Inspector Wilfredo Ferrufino C.I.B.: “Sometime around 7:30 PM C.I.B. personnel visited …
Senate passes Belize Territorial Dispute Referendum Bill, 2019
On Friday the Belize Territorial Dispute Referendum Bill, 2019 went through all three stages in the House. There were firestorms of retorts slung back and forth between the United Democratic Party Government and the Opposition, Peoples United Party. Outside on the steps of parliament, several buses of pro ICJ demonstrators were bussed in to demonstrate …
Christians celebrate Palm Sunday feast
Christians across the country celebrated Palm Sunday yesterday. The annual celebration is held on the Sunday before Easter. For some, it highlights Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem and is traditionally celebrated by the blessing and distribution of palm branches representing the palm branches the crowd scattered in front of Christ as he rode into Jerusalem. The …
Will Honduras Join Guatemala in Claim against Belize at the ICJ?
Perhaps one of the most notable information shared at the Senate Meeting came from former Foreign Minister and current PUP Senator Eamon Courtney. Senator Courtenay insisted that the Government amend the Maritime Areas Act before agreeing to the referendum. He said that the country has not considered that Honduras also has a stake in at …
Fire Service issues call for safer practices
This afternoon Station Manager of the National Fire Service, Orin Smith addressed the matter of bush fires, saying that it has been frequent in recent weeks. This weekend alone Smith says they responded to numerous calls of bush fires across the country; some he says were avoidable. Orin Smith Station Officer, National Fire Service: “The …
Senators Debate the merits of the Referendum bill, PUP Senator Abstains
As we noted, the debate was heated and the Attorney General, Michael Peyrefitte held the floor for more than half hour, speaking of the intentional misinformation being circulated. Love News was at today’s sitting and we file the following report. Jose Sanchez: “The debate in the Senate did not have all the fireworks of the …
My Week in San Pedro, Belize
Last week was…crazy hot.
Though the temperature in San Pedro doesn’t move very much – hovering around the mid-80s, the sun was INTENSE and the humidity powerful. It felt way hotter than that.
But heat stops no man. Or blogger. And it’s VERY busy at Cayo Frances Farm & Fly.
Here are tons of snapshots from my week. Some time in town – some time at the camp. Let’s start with town.
A Sunday Walk in Corozal Town
Easter Vacation is Finally here for Primary Schools around Corozal and High Schools around Corozal. And, kids are very happy to be out of classes for Easter Break. Some travel abroad or some stay at home. But, parents find a way to keep their child from doing something positive.
On Sunday, April 14, 2019, I went out to Scoop pictures around Corozal. It was Palm Sunday a day each Catholic Church respects the day, each year before Easter weekend. Palm Sunday commemorates the entrance of Jesus into Jerusalem (Matthew 21:1–9), when palm branches were placed in his path, before his arrest on Holy Thursday and his crucifixion on Good Friday. It thus marks the beginning of Holy Week, the final week of Lent.
Belize cancels Atlantic International Bank’s licence
The Government of Belize has revoked the licence of Atlantic International Bank due to deterioration of its liquidity condition.
The government cancelled the bank’s unrestricted ‘A’ Class International Banking Licence following the recommendation of the country’s central bank.
The licence revocation will prevent Atlantic International Bank from conducting international banking business.
In November last year, the United States Federal Trade Commission named Atlantic International Bank in a lawsuit involving fraud related to certain transactions.
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