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The San Pedro Sun

San Pedro Police looking for father who allegedly kidnapped son
UPDATE: Reports are that Manuel Llanos is in police custody. According to unofficial reports, the child's mother, who lives in San Jose Succotz, Cayo District allowed the child to go with his father on Wednesday, April 17th, while Llanos was staying with family members in Benque Viejo Del Carmen, Cayo District. He was supposed to return the child home to his mother on Monday, April 22nd but did not comply.

Ambergris Today

Government Of Belize Sets New Referendum Date
On the request of the Prime Minister Rt. Hon. Dean Barrow, acting pursuant to Section 4 of the Belize Territorial Dispute Referendum Act, (Act No. 6 of 2019), the Governor-General of Belize issued a Writ of Referendum for the holding of a referendum on May 8, 2019, to submit to electors the question, “Do you agree that any legal claim of Guatemala against Belize relating to land and insular territories and to any maritime areas pertaining to these territories should be submitted to the International Court of Justice for final settlement and that it determine finally the boundaries of the respective territories and areas of the Parties?

Misc Belizean Sources

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Caye Caulker, Memories of a summer in 1975
I was 27 when I left my native London and started a trek that took me from New York to Buenos Aires. I spent three months in the summer of 1975 living on Caye Caulker. I loved it, it was probably the highlight of my 16 month trip and I wrote these reflections. But that wasn’t until thirty years later so if I’ve got some details wrong - for example my memory of the name or background of the captain of the Mermaid could be faulty, and I’m not sure that Mavis was actually called Mavis but looking back she seems like a Mavis - I apologise. Between now and then, more than four decades, I’m amazed I can remember as much as I do, especially as a lot of it was a befuddled pleasurable haze anyway. I hope you enjoy it and that some of you remember it. If you have any praise, send it to me. 70 foot long with a sleek and powerful hull, “The Mermaid” had been a rumrunner during the days of prohibition, creaming through the Caribbean night, threading through the Keys up to the Florida coast. She could outpace any coastguard cutter even though loaded to the gunwales with illicit barrels of Cuba’s finest liquor. When I first saw her many years later she was being used as a ferry between Belize City and Caye Caulker out on the reef on the Caribbean side of Central America.

IUCN/SSC-Crocodile Specialist Group Regional Meeting, June 26-29 2019
The IUCN/SSC - Crocodile Specialist Group Regional Meeting is 2 months away. Delegates from each country in Central America will be represented along with delegates from the Caribbean, in addition to international experts from the US and Australia. The theme for the CSG’s sub-regional meeting is “Fostering Regional Conservation through Collaboration”. The meeting aims to bring together and provide networking, collaboration and support opportunities for key stakeholders and experts. The meeting will showcase current knowledge on topics such as crocodilian management (i.e. human-crocodile conflict, scientific research, population survey techniques, habitat monitoring), sustainable use, and policy within the sub-region that will not only be beneficial for regional crocodilian conservation, but also for long-term management of biodiversity within crocodilian habitat.

BASIC FIRST AID/CPR COURSE IN COROZAL
FRIDAY 10 MAY 2019. LOCATION - CATHERINE KELLY CENTER, SANTA RITA. CENTER OPENS AT 7:30 AM FOR PAPERWORK. CLASS BEGINS PROMPTLY AT 8:00 AM. TO REGISTER TEXT OR WHATS APP 605-7708. COST OF CLASS S50 PER PERSON. LUNCH IS S10 AND MUST BE ORDERED AT THE TIME OF REGISTRATION. SPACE IS LIMITED PLEASE REGISTER EARLY.

K'uk'ulkan(Quetzalcoatl) - Mesoamerican Messiah
Kukulkan impacted alot in Mesoamerica we can easy consider him "The Indigenous Messiah" and Mesoamerica the "Holy land " . Some said he even did miracles but today we will honor some of the things he did while he walked through Mesoamerica . K'uk'ulkan was born in May 18,895 Under the name of Ce Acatl Topiltzin . He assumed lordship over the Toltecs and migrated his people to Tollan. Reigning in peace and prosperity he contributed much to the lifestyle of the Toltecs with basic ideas such as civilization. He was generally considered a god upon earth by his followers with similar powers to those of his namesake. Kukulkan dispelled the traditions of the past and ended all human sacrifice during his reign.

San Pedro Property Taxes 2019-2020 due as of April 1st
The San Pedro Town Council hereby advises the general public that Property Taxes 2019-2020 are already due as of April 1st. We kindly ask all property owners to make payments. If you have not received your bill, you may visit the offices of the San Pedro Town Council to find out your current balance or you can give us a call at 226-2788. Your Tax Dollars build a Strong San Pedro!

Ministry of Health Issues Statement on the Morgue Situation at the Southern Regional Hospital
The Ministry of Health has no problem acknowledging that there is a need to purchase equipment for the morgue to improve services not only at Southern Regional Hospital but throughout the country. Although the Ministry is faced with competing priorities, management has made the decision to enforce the existing morgue policy which includes the hospital’s responsibility to transport bodies to either the Western Regional Hospital or the Punta Gorda Community Hospital morgue or otherwise if requested by the family for storage. A vehicle is assigned to provide the necessary transportation should the family require. In this latest incident, this was not communicated to the family by the attending medical officer who was called upon to fill in the death certificate of the deceased, who passed away at home and was brought to the hospital by the Police Department. Immediately upon being informed of the situation, management made contact with the family only to find out that the body had already been sent to Belize City.

Easter Sports Fest
April 24-26, It starts tomorrow at the Toledo Sports Complex! You’re invited!

CEO Caucus Cancer Ride 2019 - “Stronger Together”
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CARICOM ART COMPETITION 2019!
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Paint N Splash
See you this week at from 2-4pm Thursday to paint “A Great Catch”.

PUP issues release in light of complaints about the morgue at the Southern Regional Hospital
The entire nation should be appalled and outraged by the revelation that the morgue at the Southern Regional Hospital, which services both the Stann Creek and Toledo Districts, has been out of operation for more than a month. This is unacceptable and yet, the Ministry of Health has nothing to say on this matter. What is worse is that this would have gone under the radar were it not for the death of a woman last week in Dangriga, where her husband was told that her body could not be kept at the morgue because it was not working. How many times have we as a nation, listened to the Prime Minister boast about some road or roundabout yet, our health system continues to spiral downward as a result of neglect? and live lives of extrava

What is BIP? Taking a look at the opportunities under the Belize Investment Portfolio
The Belize Investment Portfolio (BIP) Campaign is an initiative launched with the aim to foster the development of a national portfolio to fast-track investment generation efforts, both local and foreign, through targeted matchmaking of pre-packaged investment concepts and projects. Through the advancement of the campaign, BELTRAIDE–through its technical unit BelizeINVEST, mandated to serve as Belize’s National Investment Promotion Agency–expects to further substantiate investment concepts submitted by Government Ministries and stakeholders into actionable business cases aligned with national development priorities.

Scarlet macaw monitoring is underway
This subspecies is endangered throughout its range and in February 2019, was listed under the Endangered Species Act by the US Fish and Wildlife Service, due to habitat loss, habitat degradation and the pet trade.

San Pedro Coastal Cleanup Saturday May 11th 2019
Captain Conch says Get Ready San Pedro and help with this important initiative.....you are all invited to help clean up our Island!!!! On Saturday May 11th 2019!!!

Channel 7

Three Year Old Inexplicably Shot in St. Margaret's
Welcome back from the longest holiday weekend of the year. The good news tonight is that there isn't too much bad news. There was only one report of gun violence - and no reports of gang violence in the city. So it was in some sense, ALMOST that safe and blessed Easter we all wished for. But, still, the four day weekend wasn't without its share of trauma: there were three fatal accidents and a toddler shot in a bizarre attack in tiny St. Margaret's village. We start off with that St. Margaret's shooting. It happened on Sunday night after 8:00 at the family house on Rancho Lomas Farm just outside the village.

Watchman Killed In Hit and Run
And while baby Jose Jr. is expected to fully recover - three families are still grieving after the long weekend because their loved ones were killed in traffic fatalities. The first case happened on Saturday night near La Democracia on the George Price Highway. Around 7:30, watchman Andruse Choc was fatally knocked down by a hit and run driver. His sister told us more. Adeliya Choc, Sister: "Well my other brother explained to us that he was in the working area. He was patrolling the yard where he was securing it by Democracia. And he never noticed when he came outside and right there it happened..."

Cops Look For Hit and Run Driver
Police have a different version of the story. According to their reports, Choc and his brother were walking on the side of the road. Here is what they had to say at the press briefing. ACP Marco Vidal- Commander of Operations: "A person was knocked down and eventually died. We have so far sent out all formation in relation to a possible description given the debrief. So, police are looking for a particular vehicle in that regard- a Honda vehicle that we suspect is involved in that fatal accident. He was walking along with his brother Mr. Andrews Chuc, along with his brother when a vehicle hit him and then fled the seen."

Man Run Over Near us Terminal, Succumbs to Injury
We move now to the city where there was an accident on Easter Sunday near the Michael Finnegan Market that claimed the life a Belize City man. He's been identified our news room as George Baptist, aka "Indian". On Sunday, he was on the side of the street on East Canal, in the view of the market when he was hit by a grey car. The car ran him over, and dragged his body a short distance. Concerned bystanders had to rush over and collectively lift up the vehicle to pull him out from under it. He was rushed to the KHMH, and we've confirmed with the authorities there that he passed away while undergoing treatment for his injuries.

Another Man On Motorbike Crashed and Died
A Benque man rammed into a barrier at the Benque border and died. Macro Tulio De la Rosa was crossing the border back to Benque from Melchor. Here is more from police. ACP Marco Vidal- Commander of Operations: "We had a person who was coming from across the border into Benque and then hit the barrier. He wasn't wearing a helmet and he later succumbed to his injuries in Melchor."

Police Kept The Peace Over Easter
So, those were the three traumatic deaths this weekend. Again, there were no gun murders during the Easter break. That's an important milestone for citizen security since, these long holiday weekends are usually marred by spike in violence and death. Today at police headquarters in Belmopan, Police Commissioner Chester Williams applauded his officers who worked harder to keep you safe during the 4-day weekend:

Bradley Bank Burglars
Thieves broke into an elderly man's home in Bradley's Bank San Ignacio. It happened on Friday night. Police say they have no leads at this time. ACP Joseph Myvett, Head, National Crimes Investigation Branch: "San Ignacio police responded to the call of an aggravated burglary in Bradley's Bank area of San Ignacio where upon arrival, Dan Williams, 62 years retired Belizean reported to them that whilst at his home..."

Good Friday Freak Storm Electrocuted Farmer
A man was struck by lightning in Armenia village on Friday evening. He was trying to avoid the rain by sheltering under a tree. Here is more from police. ACP Joseph Myvett, Head, National Crimes Investigation Branch: "Police responded to the Western Regional Hospital where they observed a male Hispanic person later identified as Carlos Alvarado, whom was reported to the police that Alvarado along with his brother Cristino Alvarado was at a farm just outside Armenia Village and at that point in time it was about to rain, so they ran to a nearby tree to shelter from the rain and as a result his brother was struck by lightning and was rushed to the Western Regional Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival."

The Morgue Malfunction At Southern Regional
The PUP is sounding the alarm of a major health concern for the districts of Stann Creek and Toledo. They report that the Southern Regional Hospital's morgue has been down for about a month. A press release from the party today says quote, "The entire nation should be appalled and outraged by the revelation This is unacceptable, and yet, the Ministry of Health has nothing to say on this matter. What is worse is that this would have gone under the radar were it not for the death of a woman last week in Dangriga, where her husband was told that her body could not be kept at the morgue because it was not working."

Vehicle Flips In Cemetery, Upending Grave
We've told you already about the tragic fatal accidents, but there was also a non fatal accident in the city - which has left a family troubled. It happened at the Lord Ridge Cemetery. Yesterday afternoon, the driver of this SUV ran off the road into this grave, which belongs to the deceased wife of Tom Morrison, the former UDP politician. The impact of the collision broke the grave open, leaving the casket exposed - an understandably disturbing event for the Morrison family - who buried her three years ago.

Ascenthium Rocks Out in Panama
2 weeks ago, we told you about the fundraising concert that the Belizean rock band, Ascenthium held at the Civic with other rock bands, Verge of Umbra and Jet Jaguar. They were trying to raise the money to cover cost for a trip to Panama. That's where all the bands from Central America are competing in the International Primaries for the Wacken Open Air Festival. As we told you, Wacken Open Air is considered the biggest heavy metal festival in the world. Rock and heavy metal bands from all different countries converge annually on the German village of Wacken to compete for bragging rights as the best of the best.

PUP Not Ready For May 8th Referendum
May 8th, that's the new date 2 for the ICJ referendum. That's after Government was forced to postpone it on April 10th due to the Supreme Court injunction that the PUP convinced Chief Justice Kenneth Benjamin to grant them. And while the government has followed the procedures prescribed by the 2019 Belize Territorial Dispute Referendum Act, which was passed by parliament last week, will the PUP challenge it again? Our colleagues from Love News spoke with Opposition Leader John Briceño last week about the new date, and here's what he told them:

Suspended Sentence For Sexual Assault
He tried to cop a feel on an 36 year-old woman, and so tonight, 45 year-old Andy Garcia, a maintenance worker from Belize City, is at risk of spending 6 months at the Belize Central Prison for a sexual assault conviction. The victim told police that it happened on Easter Sunday. She reported that Garcia fondled her, even after she told him not to, and to leave her alone. She added that Garcia insulted her and called her the dreaded "B" word after she confronted him for sexually assaulting her.

Holy Humiliation!
Many times on this newscast we've told you about Holy Saturday heartbreak - when a foreigner, like an American, a Mexican or a Guatemalan claims the garland. Well, this Saturday, it was more like a Holy Saturday Humiliation - when Guatemalan riders took first, second and third place - cruising in a cool 6 minutes ahead of the first Belizean cyclist. Indeed, hearts were heavy and heads hung very low after that finish - and to find out what went wrong, race veteran Kwame Scott takes us to the starting line:

Cross Country Winners Rewards And Tough Lessons For Losers
Padilla and his team-mates finished in 5 hours 44 minutes and 34 seconds, about 4 minutes off the record. He is the second Padilla to win; his brother Alejandro has won twice in 2016 and 2017. Julio came in second in that 2016 race. So, he's come close before - and on Saturday - he said it was about time that he won: By our count, this is the sixth cross country since the year 2000 won by Guatemalan riders. And in 2016, they won first and second, but this is the first time that one nation has taken all three top places.

Agric Will Be Safe, Police Say
At the top of the news, we showed you the Police Commissioner's assessment of how his officer performed this weekend to keep the country mostly crime free for the Easter holiday. Well, the annual Agriculture and Trade Show is coming up this weekend, and police want to ensure that everyone who attend the event will be safe. Assistant Commissioner of Police Marco Vidal discussed how his officers will attempt to replicate this weekend's crime fighting success by setting up vehicular checkpoints and maintaining heavy presence at the showgrounds.

Channel 5

Father & Son Injured in Shooting on the Hummingbird
There were a number of traffic fatalities over the Easter holidays, but we start with the report of a shooting of a father and his infant son, which has shocked [...]

A Man is Ran Over and Killed on Easter Sunday in Belize City
There were three fatal accidents over the extend weekend. In Belize City, George Baptist was well-known to commuters who use the Novelo Bus terminal. But on Sunday afternoon, the handyman [...]

Andruse Choc is Killed in Hit & Run near La Democracia
There was further loss of life. A resident of Valley of Peace perished in a hit and run accident on Saturday night. Andruse Choc lost his life in the area [...]

2 Accidents in Benque; 1 Fatality
There were also two accidents over the weekend in Benque Viejo in which one person perished and the other remains in a critical condition at the Western Regional Hospital. The [...]

Speeding Vehicle Piles Up in Grave at Lord’s Ridge Cemetery
Construction got underway earlier today to repair a tomb that was destroyed over the Easter weekend at the Lord’s Ridge Cemetery.  While no one was seriously injured when a vehicle [...]

Farmer Struck Dead by Lightning Bolt in Armenia
A farmer in Armenia lost his life when he was struck by lightning last Friday. Thirty-nine-year-old Carlos Alvarado was tending to some crops along with his brother when a storm [...]

Southern Regional Morgue Closed Down
The morgue at the Southern Regional Hospital has been closed down and it will remain that way for possibly another week or two. It comes on the heels of another [...]

Home Invasion in Bradley’s Bank, San Ignacio
There was a home invasion out west in the Bradley’s Bank area of San Ignacio Town. Sixty-two-year-old retiree Dan Williams reported to police that sometime after nine p.m. on Good [...]

Charges Dropped Against Man Accused of Robbing His Friend
Turning to the courts…A former security guard is happily home tonight after he had already been remanded to prison for an incident that purportedly occurred before the Easter holidays. The [...]

Man Convicted for Assaulting Ex-Wife
A father of ten children was convicted today of sexually assaulting the mother of seven of his children. The court ordered forty-year-old Andy Garcia of Belize City to be on [...]

3 Hondurans Caught Illegally Fishing in the Spawning Aggregation Zone Down South
Three Honduran fishermen were busted over the weekend for illegally fishing within the Spawning Aggregation Zone at the Gladden Spit and Silk Cayes Marine Reserve in southern Belize. The trio: [...]

Safe Highway Operations Applied over Easter Weekend
Although there were three fatal road traffic accidents recorded, police are reporting that its Safe Highway Operations over the extended weekend were successful. Commander of Operations, ACP Marco Vidal spoke [...]

No Murders over the Easter Weekend; a Success for the Police Department
The weekly police press brief had a change of venue today; it was hosted at the office of the Commissioner of Police in Belmopan. ComPol Chester Williams took the opportunity [...]

The Police Department is Ready for Agric 2019
The Safe Highway Initiative continues into the National Agricultural and Trade Show set to begin this Friday at the national show grounds in Belmopan. According to ACP Marco Vidal, the [...]

Road to Wacken Takes Ascenthium to Panama First
Belizean rock band Ascenthium is hoping to follow in the footsteps of musical forerunner Verge of Umbra by participating in and winning a regional competition that will secure them a [...]

Sports Monday: the Results of the Holy Saturday’s Cross Country Cycling Classic
Good evening, I’m James Adderley and this is Sports Monday   [Highlights of the weekend in sports....]

The Reporter

Mother Accuse Father Of Kidnapping Son
San Pedro Police are on the lookout for Luis Manuel Llanos, who has been accused of kidnapping his son, Jaysen Manny Llanos. According to the child’s mother, who lives in San Jose Succotz, she allowed the child to go with his father on Wednesday, while Llanos was staying with family in Benque Viejo del Carmen.

Breaking Belize NewsPJ

Man spared jail for assault of partner
Andy Garcia, 40, has been warned to stay on his best behavior for the next twelve […]

Ministry of Health fires back at PUP
Only hours after the People’s United Party (PUP) issued a statement condemning the condition of […]

A tale of two friends and a robbery
A baffling tale of two friends who say the police tried to turn them against […]

Honduran fishers caught in Marine Protected Area
On Sunday, April 20, 2019, a joint patrol busted 3 Honduran fishermen within the Spawning […]

PUP calls out Government on lack of proper health facilities in Belize
It made headline news last week when the story broke of a man in Southern […]

Police seeking father who did not return child to mother as agreed
Authorities are seeking Luis Llanos for reportedly kidnapping his son, Jaysen Llanos. Gillianie Jimenez of […]

Belizeans commemorate International Day of Mother Earth
International day of Mother Earth was commemorated worldwide yesterday April 22, 2019. The theme for […]

Cool weather to continue
A light easterly airflow prevails over Belize today. Skies will be mostly sunny with some […]

Police seeking father who took son without mother’s permission
Authorities are seeking Luis Llanos for reportedly kidnapping his son, Jaysen Llanos. Gillianie Jimenez of […]

Belizeans commemorate International Day of Mother Earth
International day of Mother Earth was commemorated worldwide yesterday April 22, 2019. The theme for […]

Cool weather to continue
A light easterly airflow prevails over Belize today. Skies will be mostly sunny with some […]

LOVE FM

THOUSANDS WILL BE SAFE AT AGRIC SHOW THIS YEAR
The National Agricultural Trade Show is taking place this weekend at the showgrounds in the capital. Thousands of Belizeans from across the country are expected to converge in Belmopan where they are sure to find top up, phone deals as well as a variety of food and drink. Maneuvering the traffic on the highway and …

Sister of RTA Victim asks Public to identify Driver who killed her brother
The postmortem examination for Choc was done late this evening at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital. Love News spoke to Choc’s sister, Adelia outside the morgue and she hopes the public can assist in identifying the driver of the vehicle that left the father of five without their father. Adelia Choc Sister of Andrew Choc: …

Police report on Home Invasion in Cayo and Police Operations
There was a home invasion in the Cayo District on Friday. It occurred after 9 p.m. in Bradley’s Bank area of San Ignacio. The police say after accosting the residents inside their home, they stole cash from the vehicle. ACP Joseph Myvett: “San Ignacio police responded to the call of an aggravated burglary in the …

Cyclist Justin Williams will not pedal to Belize in 2020
he disappointment that the top three spots were taken by foreigners was felt by the riders and fans from every age. The postmortem examination at the end of each national race usually ends by blaming the organization responsible for the sport. But one particular rider has made it clear he will bow out and not …

Blogs

Nuuk Che'il Cottages
For our Southern Belize adventures, we got the chance to explore the Mopan and Yucatec Maya culture with Mr. Ernesto and Mrs. Aurora from Nuuk Che’il Cottages. Through food, medicine and spiritual healing, we got a glimpse of traditional Maya practices and their role in the Maya life. Nuuk Che’il Cottages is an affordable and convenient lodging option for travelers visiting Southern Belize to immerse themselves into the Maya culture of Belize or as a pit stop enroute to Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary.

What to do at Nuuk Che’il Cottages?
Nuuk Che’il Cottages offers several on-site activities such as traditional Maya cooking lessons, Maya spiritual healing sessions, and herbal medicine making lessons. Corn is a dietary staple in Maya cuisine as so many dishes are made from this versatile crop. From tortillas to sweet porridge, corn is in almost every Maya dish! For the day’s cooking lesson, Mrs. Aurora showed us how to make the best corn tortillas and a traditional Maya chocolate drink.

Cheese, Birds and Botanicals – three of the many things you can experience at Caves Branch Jungle Lodge
Cheese, glorious cheese! Just one of the many things that are unique to Caves Branch, you are in for a treat when you learn about and sample the only handmade artisan cheeses found in Belize! Belize is blessed with more than 500 species of birds, and in 2016 Caves Branch Jungle Lodge earned the distinction as the Best Birding Destination in Belize…need we say more? Founded in 2008 by the one and only Ella Baron, who recently had a plant named after her – Alsobia baroniae in recognition of her efforts in conservation of Belizean flora, this garden boasts the largest collection of native epiphytes, such as orchids and bromeliads (air plants) in the country.

Feeling small at Maya Mountain Jungle Lodge
We had friendly, personalized service from our check in with Daisy, (hope I remembered right) right throughout our stay. Happy to report we did not need bug spray our whole time there which made exploring the jungle delightful at all hours. Nature’s Kitchen Wholefood Restaurant staff were always there to offer suggestions and let us know what was coming up next. We enjoyed the open air atmosphere and watching nature while we sipped our virgin pina colada and mocha happy hour smoothies and played dice before dinner.

International Sourcesizz

Newly found hieroglyphics contain clues to breakdown of Maya civilization
A vase found at an ancient royal palace in Belize has hieroglyphics that reveal clues to the Maya empire’s collapse. Its texts were written during a period of instability, proving an eyewitness account of Maya society at war. The shattered vessel — found amid artifacts associated with the abandonment of the royal palace complex at the Maya site of Baking Pot — was discovered in excavations directed by Julie Hoggarth, assistant professor of anthropology in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences. When Hoggarth stumbled upon the first fragment, she spotted the emblem hieroglyph for “Yaxha,” an ancient Maya city and ceremonial center in Guatemala.

Explore Belize blue hole
Comprising 22 dives in just over two weeks, the Blue Hole Belize expedition was an attempt to journey to the bottom of the world’s largest sinkhole – Lighthouse Reef – in order to produce a complete 3D sonar map of the waters, and to catalogue the geological makeup of the region In November of 2018, Aquatica Submarines shipped a three-person submarine, Stingray 500, across frosty North America on the back of a truck then over the rolling winter seas of the Gulf of Mexico to Belize aboard the R/V Brooks McCall. Our destination was a site located seven miles into Lighthouse Reef – a perfect sinkhole in the ocean known as the Great Blue Hole.

No bad days': Texas native opens Belize bar after becoming a construction millionaire
At the sandy fringe of the pristine blue-green waters, and under the balmy spring air of sleepy Caye Caulker off the coast of Belize, there is a place that offers the familiar smells of bacon on the grill and the sounds of red dirt country. The low-slung Barrier Reef Sports Bar & Grill rests alongside a long stretch of charmingly disheveled hostels and storefronts. Owner Lee Williams likes to think of it as home — and a home away from home, for some of his clientele. “'No bad days' is our motto. I want to make sure it is a safe place and people can have fun,” Williams, 47, told Fox News. “Come in as a customer and leave as family.”

Videos

  • Solar Off-Grid in Belize in La Gracia, Belize, 5min. La Gracia Village receives first of its kind smart solar power system in Belize In its effort to provide access to electricity for all Belizeans, the Government of Belize inaugurated a state-of-the-art Smart Solar off-grid rural electrification project in La Gracia Village in the Cayo District.

  • Belize Now - La Gracia Smart Solar Off-Grid Project, 4.5min.

  • Bonefish over Belize, 3.5min. Fly Fishing Ambergris Caye

  • Bonefishing in Belize, 2min. Quick Snip of many great days on the flats of Ambergris Caye

  • MY BELIZE LIVE WITH GILHARRY 7 BAND, 4min.

  • MR PEETO FROM ROARING CREEK LIVE WITH HIS GUITAR!, 6.5min. MR PEETO SINGING LIVE WHILE HE WAS ALIVE! GREW UP ALL MY LIFE HEARING HIM SINGING THESE SONGS!!!! VIDEO BY PANDY SHOW!!!

  • Adventure Island Secret Beach, 1min. Adventure Island Secret Beach located on Ambergris Caye. Belize Opening July 2019

  • Easter in Beliz, Placencia, 39min. Swimsuit competition.

  • Snorkeling In Belize!, 3.5min. Our trip to Caye Caulker, Belize in April of 2019. Snorkel trip to Hol Chan Marine Reserve and Shark Ray Alley.

  • Unbelizable vegan food (Belize), 11min. Johnny Tsunami's journey to Belize trying out the local vegan food!

  • TRAVEL VLOG: SAN PEDRO, BELIZE - PT. 1, 12min. Hi friends! My first travel vlog! I went to San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize with some friends. This is the first part of our trip before we explored other parts of Belize.

  • Driving around Hopkins Belize, 1.5min.

  • Belize Part 2 | Swimming With Sharks, 5min. DAY 2 in Caye Caulker, one of the islands in Belize! Had tons of fun with my cousin snorkeling and adventuring on our first full day on the island.

  • Luxury Hopkins Experience, 10min. Learn what's to eat, explore and enjoy in the quaint village of Hopkins. Check out our luxury stay at https://www.villaveranobelize.com/ Not only it had an amazing view but it offers luxury accommodations!

  • Where the land and sea intertwine: sea turtles of Belize, 2003-05-15, 1.5hr. Join Smithsonian scientists and explore coastal ecosystems in Central America, along the coast of Belize. Here thousands of small islands, called cays (pronounced keys) lie in the lagoon between the mainland and barrier reef. Mangrove forests dominate this coastal zone, along with sea grass beds and coral reefs. Discover how these three ecosystems are inextricably linked, and how the distribution of mangroves parallels the distribution of coral reefs worldwide.