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The San Pedro Sun

San Pedro Pirates are Champions of the Premier League of Belize
Congratulations San Pedro Pirates Football Club! With a 2-0 score in the 2nd and final game, and a 2-1 aggregate score, they are the 2019 Closing Season Champions of the Premier League of Belize!!

San Pedro Tour Operators Association hosts BTB at General Meeting
On Wednesday, May 15th, the San Pedro Tour Operators Association (SPTOA) held their General Meeting at the Sunbreeze Hotel in San Pedro Town to discuss projects and various issues affecting their business. The meeting was also attended by members of the Belize Tourism Board (BTB), who addressed issues brought up by members of the SPTOA. Most topics brought up focused on law enforcement, prosecution of violators, licensing and assistance on local destination projects.

BETEX 2019 takes tourism professionals on the road
Last week 29 professionals from 25 travel companies across the globe journeyed to Belize to participate in the Belize Tourism Expo (BETEX) 2019 Travel Trade Show. Sponsored by the Belize Tourism Industry Association (BTIA), Belize Tourism Board (BTB) and Tropic Air Belize, the expo engaged the group of travel buyers in an adventure across Belize to enjoy cultural rhythms and food in key destinations, experience the country’s natural attractions and activities, network one-on-one with the people, engage in business conversations during three sessions of scheduled meetings, participate in site inspections, and much more.

Misc Belizean Sources

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Tiger Sharks Win Game 1!
San Pedro Tiger Sharks have won the first game of the 2019 NEBL finals against defending champion Mirage/Smart Belize Hurricanes 87-70. The next champion will be determined after a Best-Out-of-5 game series.

When does Belize's rainy season start?
I usually quote the beginning of the wet season as being typically around the last week in May. But that can very by up to a week or two, earlier or later. But also, frequently there is a dry period after the official rainy season has started. The start of the Rainy season is defined as: "One criterion for the onset of the rainy season is two consecutive days of rainfall accumulation of 30 mm or more, and four of the following seven days are rain days of 1 mm rainfall or more." Or put simpler, over 31mm ( 1¼") Rain in a Week, and 6 of the 9 days are rain days, > 1mm.

Village Council Elections for our Corozal Southeast Constituency
This will begin on June 9th, 2019 - July 7th, 2019. Please find below the dates and venues for each village.

East Indian Heritage Fair
Happening Today Sunday, May 19th at Round House - Miami Beach.

Cuba-Belize Scholarship Program

Channel 5

Belize Police Department Issues Statement in Relation to the Killing of Ana Villanueva
The Belize Police Department takes this opportunity to address the public concern regarding the death of Ms Ana Villanueva and the subsequent charging of Ms. Zena Armstrong with the Crime of Manslaughter. While we appreciate the family and public’s outcry in respect to the charge levied against Ms Armstrong, the charge was proffered after consultation with the Office of the Director of Public Prosecution where the evidence obtained by the police up to that time, was presented..."

Belama Resident Shot
Belize City police are investigating a shooting incident that left 18-year-old William Lewis hospitalized. It happened after 10 o'clock last night in Belama Phase 2. According to reports, Lewis was with some friends at his residence when an unknown person, coming from the back of the house, approached the group and began firing shots. The men ran while the attacker kept on firing. Williams was shot twice. He was taken to the hospital where he is listed in a critical but stable condition. At the scene, investigators found five expended shells.

Murder in Teakettle Village
34-year-old Clifford Anthony Matute was murdered after midnight today. According to reports, Matute was fatally shot while in Teakettle Village, Cayo. He was shot to the head, shoulder, chest and lower body. Matute was at home on his verandah when two men on a motorcycle appeared. One of the men pulled out a sawed-off shotgun and shot at Matute. Matute jumped off from the verandah and ran to the back of his house. He was pursued and shot. He was pronounced dead on arrival at 2:23 a.m.

The Reporter

A Violent Friday Night – 4 People Shot, Including A Minor
Sometimes it seems like the devils and demons that cause these shootings take a brake from the maddening gun violence, and there are some weekends with little or no violence, and then there are those weekends that begins in a way that seems like the ‘violence demons’ came up from hell and seeped into Belize.

Breaking Belize NewsPJ

San Pedro Pirates stuns Bandits; wins first Premier League football championship
With less than 45 minutes left in the closing season of the Premier League of Belize (PLB), homestanding San Pedro Pirates and the defending champion Belmopan Bandits were locked at zero goals a-piece at the Ambergris Stadium. With a 1-0 loss to the Bandits last week, the Pirates were in danger of falling short, losing the PLB Closing Season with an aggregate goal score of 1-0.

Belizean Organization for Solidarity with the Bolivarian Revolution hosts session on the ongoing crisis in Venezuela
oday, the Belizean Organization for Solidarity with the Bolivarian Revolution (BELVEN), held an information session in Belmopan with various non-governmental organizations and community activist groups, to share information about the ongoing crisis in Venezuela that has not been widely reported by international media.

Are you ready for the Belize Chocolate Festival 2019?
Chocolate lovers are eagerly awaiting the Commonwealth Holiday Weekend for the 2019 installment of Belize’s Chocolate Festival, held annually in southern Belize. The one-of-a-kind Belizean experience takes place from Friday, May 24 to Sunday, May 26, with a series of events all geared towards showcasing the best in Belizean chocolate products.

“Attorney was framed. Will not be charged,” says ComPol
A well-known attorney was detained by police yesterday, having been found with unlicensed ammunition; however, Commissioner of Police (COMPOL) Chester Williams has concluded that the attorney was set up and therefore will not be charged.

2 Belize City men shot
Authorities are investigating a second shooting incident that occurred last night in Belize City. According to reports, William Nicodemus Lewis,18, and Raheem Stain,23, were socializing with a group of friends in Belama Phase 2 when a man approached and began to chase them while firing shots towards their direction.

Belize City Police: Shooting incident leaves 2 in critical condition
Authorities are investigating a shooting incident that occurred last night around 7 in Belize City. According to police, Raymond Fuller,21, was standing at the entrance door of One Plus One Supermarket on Central American Boulevard when a man riding a bicycle approached and fired several shots at Fuller.

Woman robbed of over $1,000 in items
Authorities are investigating an armed robbery that occurred on May 16, 2019. According to reports, Susy Lin,25, told police that around 8:40 pm, she was walking on Newtown Barracks, Belize City en route to work when she was approached by one man.

Police: Teakettle resident murdered at his home
Authorities are investigating the murder of a Teakettle resident that occurred around 12:30 am today. According to reports, police were called to a home in Teakettle Village, Cayo where they saw the body of Clifford Anthony Matute,34, with gunshot wounds.

Police arrest and detain man who had been on the run for 3 years
Police have been seeking Lincoln Bejerano for 3 years after he escaped from police custody in Belmopan in October 2016.

11-year-old minor in stable condition after being shot in the face
An 11-year-old minor was shot in the face last night. According to reports, the minor and a 21-year old man were shot while they were walking on Central American Boulevard in Belize City.

Belizeans among those busted for illegal entry into the USA
According to the United States Border Patrol Agents, some Belizeans were part of a large group of people who were captured trying to enter the US illegally this week.

Bi-Partisan committee charts the way to the ICJ
On May 8, 2019, Belizeans voted in favor of taking Guatemala’s long-standing claim on Belize’s territory to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) for a final settlement.

No closure for family of Anny Young
Months after the disappearance of Belize City resident, Anisha ‘Anny’ Young, the family still has not gotten closure. Young went missing on December 8, 2018, and her family has not heard anything from her since then.

Government CEO’s hold 4th annual cancer ride
Today, the Chief executive Officers (CEO) Caucus of the Government of Belize is hosting its fourth annual cancer ride along the George Price Highway.

Blogs

Follow Cupid to Belize, the Romance Capital of the Caribbean
There’s a place designed for lovers that has no equal and it’s just a couple of hours by plane from the U.S.A and Canada.: Belize. Everyone speaks romance. Your dollar stretches further than a bridal garter. And since Belize’s network of resorts is committed to your privacy, you two don’t have to see another soul once you check into your accommodations. Whether you decide to book an accommodation in a treehouse, within a forest or on the beach, Belize resorts cater to so many couples, lodgings are designed with love in mind.

International Sourcesizz

CrocFest 2019
The CRC is excited to be one of the recipients of this year’s CrocFest for our work with the American Crocodile, particularly as we move forward with leading the country wide American crocodile population survey in Belize! Saturday June 9 in Miami.

Videos

  • Finals Game 1, NEBL 2019 | Tiger Sharks vs Hurricanes | Live at San Pedro High School, 2hr9min.

  • PLB Closing Season Finals 2019 | Pirates FC vs Bandits SC | Live at Ambergris Stadium, San Pedro, 2hr22min.

  • 4th annual CEO caucus Cancer Ride, 1.5min.

  • Trophy Presentation for San Pedro Pirates, 19min.

  • Explore Caye Caulker, Belize For A Weekend, 7min. While on Caye Caulker, the Nomadic Weekenders found that this statement is more of a law than a local saying. However, following this “law” is more than easy to do on the Caye given that you can walk clear across it in less than 15 minutes! Come join us as we explore all The Sip 'n' Dip, The Split, The Lazy Lizard and other local spots on this breathtaking gem in the middle of the Caribbean.

  • Xkaansaj Xook Felicita Cantun teaching Yucatec Maya, 5min.

    Felicita Cantun is a Yucatec Maya from the village of Yo Creek,Orange Walk. Our International Museum Day(IMD) information and education session entitled; Banquitas Mobile Museum was simply awesome. The entire student body of Four Primary schools in Northern Belize were allowed an interactive informative lesson in Introduction to Museums and their purpose, Introduction to Indigenous Languages (mainly Garifuna and Yucatec Maya) and two Cultural Dance session.