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The San Pedro Sun

Changes in Pump Prices for Regular Gasoline and Kerosene
The Ministry of Finance announces that at midnight on May 22, 2019, the pump price for regular gasoline will decrease by 39 cents from $10.87 to $10.48 per gallon, while the pump price for kerosene will increase by two cents from $7.81 to $7.83 per gallon.

San Pedro joins Hands Across the Sand 2019
Island residents joined hundreds of Belizeans for the annual ‘Hands Across the Sand’ on Saturday, May 18th. Organized by Oceana Belize, the activity highlights issues that threaten Belize’s marine life, while encouraging Belizeans at home and abroad to love and protect Belize’s unique marine wealth for future generations. In San Pedro Town, island residents gathered on the beach by Central Park at midday on Saturday. The group formed a horizontal line and for about 10 minutes holding hands in solidarity against unsustainable developments in Belize’s marine environment and in support of clean energy.

Island Teachers and Nurses honored and celebrated
To celebrate Teachers and Nurses Week 2019, a party was held at the Angel Nuńez Auditorium in San Pedro Town on Thursday, May 16th. The yearly event is hosted by The San Pedro Town Council (SPTC) along with Area Representative and Minister of Tourism and Civic Aviation Hon Manuel Heredia Jr and shows appreciation for all teachers and nurses who do an excellent job on the island. The party saw the attendance of health and education professionals from across the island enjoying a fun-filled night.

Islanders enjoy Beach Brawl MMA fight night
The anticipated and first ever beach brawl was organized by the recently established San Pedro Fight League (SPFL), founded by MMA fighter and instructor Martin Dawson and island resident Felipe Sansores. The event saw a packed venue, with hundreds of islanders supporting their favourite fighters. As the clock ticked 7:30PM, the first contenders stepped into the cage. Mexican Geovany Hernandez easily overcame Giovannie Yu from Belize by submission in the first round in the Jiu-Jitsu division. Immediately after, Marvin Garcia gave Belize its first victory against Mexican Alejandro Gomez by technical knockout (TKO) in Kick Boxing.

Ambergris Today

The Dog Whisperers Of Belize At Pampered Paws
Katia Marin had a dream over 15 years ago and her passion and love for animals saw her opening her own pet grooming service in San Pedro, Ambergris Caye. Years later, from doing the work herself, Pampered Paws employs over 10 enthusiastic young gentlemen who share her passion. Katia has accumulated various certification in dog training and her business has expanded from pet grooming to a pet shop, pet supplies, dog walking, dog training, boarding and day care.

San Pedro Pirates Victory Parade
The San Pedro Pirates Football Team held its victory rally on Tuesday, May 21, 2019. Hundreds of fans came out in support of the Island's team to celebrate their championship. The parade was led by the thrrough the streets of San Pedro proudly showing off their trophies in very high spirits! Congratulations to the San Pedro Pirates! Si se pudo!!!

Decrease In Pump Price For Regular Gasoline
The Ministry of Finance announced that at midnight on May 22, 2019, the pump price for regular gasoline will decrease by 39 cents from $10.87 to $10.48 per gallon, while the pump price for kerosene will increase by two cents from $7.81 to $7.83 per gallon.

Belizeans Gather Across The Country For Hands Across The Sand
On Saturday May 18th, 2019 at noon, Belizeans from across the country joined hands on beaches, across bridges, in conference rooms and along seawalls and other public areas to celebrate in OCEANA’s 2019 Hands Across the Sand in solidarity against offshore oil development in Belize’s economically important marine environment. Over two hundred ocean-lovers from Orange Walk Town, Dangriga, Belize City, Placencia, Corozal Town, San Ignacio, Hopkins, Sarteneja, Punta Gorda, Caye Caulker, San Pedro and Belmopan were a part of this year’s event hosted by Oceana Belize.

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Darrell Bradley Proposed to Succeed Lee Mark Chang as President of the Senate
The Government of Belize, at the next sitting of the Senate and through the Leader of Government Business, will propose the election of Mr. Darrell Bradley as the new President of the Senate.

San Pedro RC Traffic Officers get Love!
Alfredo “Freddy G” Gonzalez and Nadir Nunez are two traffic officers posted near the San Pedro RC school every school day. The work they do goes along way to ensure the safety of our students. Today they were shown some love by the very students they protect every day. It is indeed a good gesture by the SPRC students and it shows that the work they do, doesn’t go unnoticed.

Bingo for Books & Karaoke for Kicks!
Mark your Calendars! On May 24th at 6pm TIA will be hosting BINGO FOR BOOKS and KAROKE FOR KICKS to raise money for a new Language Arts curriculum, hosted by The Island Academy! Come enjoy a night of Bingo, belt out your favorite song, and see what the silent auction has to offer! Caliente Restaurant - San Pedro, Belize will be selling tacos for $25. Purchase your ticket for food at The Island Academy. If you would like to donate to our silent auction, please email [email protected]

Notice from Atlantic International Liquidator
Message to all Depositors and Creditors from the Liquidator, Atlantic International Bank Ltd. 15th May, 2019, Belize City, Belize. Appointment of Liquidator, Mr. Julian Murillo. On 12 April, 2019, the international banking license for Atlantic International Bank Limited was revoked on the recommendation of the Central Bank of Belize. Atlantic International Bank Limited is therefore prohibited from carrying on international banking business.

Members of the Integrity Commission of Belize Appointed
The Office of the Integrity Commission of Belize, hereby announces that in accordance with Section 5 of the First Schedule of the Prevention of Corruption Act, #21 of 2007 the following persons are hereby appointed to serve for a period of two years, with effect from 1st January, 2019. Ms. Armead Gabourel - Member, Mr. Wilmot Simmons - Member, Mrs. Lisbeth Delgado - Member, Mr. Nestor Vasquez - Member, Mrs. Claudet Grinage - Member, Mrs. Zoe Roberson Zetina - Member. Mrs. Deshawn Arzu Torres, is the Chairperson of the Integrity Commission who was appointed on 1st June, 2018 to serve for a period of two years.

SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY: Professional and Technical 2019
Full application package available at www.moe.gov.bz

Water Improvements in San Pedro
Today was a historic day for the people San Pedro Town. The single largest investment this island has ever received by any government was launched and is being executed, marked by a symbol ribbon cutting. The Ambergris Caye Water & Wastewater Improvement Project was launched today. The total scope of the project is Belize $35.5 million.

Symposium: Belize Tourism Industry Association BTIA
Paving the Road to Sustainable Tourism in Belize, on Friday, May 31st, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. at the Best Western Plus Belize Biltmore Plaza. At this event the BTIA will be presenting the blueprint of a Sustainable Tourism Project for Belize to promote the conservation of the Mesoamerican Reef (Belize Barrier Reef System). FREE ADMISSION!

Fundraising for signs in Corozal
Please support a worthy cause! Rainbow Town Neighbourhood Watch Group is raising funds to place signs in our neighbourhood. Monday May 27, Rainbow Beach at 11am.

BTB Job Vacancy
Are you a passionate Marketer who is ready to take your career to the next level? We need someone like you! A leader, who will be part of a stellar tourism team that enjoys promoting our beautiful Belize. Check out the vacancy for Director of Marketing & Industry Relations.

Channel 7

Santa Says "See Ya!"ť
The race for the UDP Convention in Caribbean Shores in heating up - but tonight, it's officially a two way contest. As we first reported last night, Santiago Santino Castillo has bowed out. The former area rep - who was the last UDP to win the Shores back in 2012 - made to official today; he's stepping aside, but he's not happy about it. In a statement which he gave exclusively to 7News, Castillo says: "When I gave up my seat to Darrell Bradley, I did it for greater good of my party without asking for anything in return. Consequently, when I announced my candidacy for Caribbean Shores on May 10th on Facebook, I was sure I would have the support of both the Party Leader and the party. However, the PM called me last week Thursday to tell me he would be supporting Leila Peyrefitte due to her work in Caribbean Shores for the Referendum.

From Standard Bearer To Senate President
And - in the endless game of musical chairs that is politics -  that Senate seat will now be taken over by.you guessed it, Darrell Bradley.  That's right, the former Caribbean shores Standard Bearer has been designated new President of the Senate - basically swapping jobs with Lee Mark Chang.   An official release says, "the Government of Belize, at the next sitting of the Senate and through the Leader of Government Business, will propose the election of Mr. Darrell Bradley as the new President of the Senate."

St. Luke's Supports Fallen Student
11 year-old shooting victim Kyron Green is still in intensive care at the KHMH after he was shot in the face on Friday night.  But his school, Saint Luke's Methodist has been stepping up big time for this student who is missed in his Standard four classroom.   There is outrage at the school, as well as in the general public, that an innocent child, known for his big personality, is fighting for his life in a hospital bed simply because he was collateral damage in an adult's gang war while running an errand for his mother.  The school held a candle light vigil in his honor yesterday evening on its compound, and this morning the teaching staff was busy with a barbecue sale.

Police Command Demands Crackdown On Drinking Offences
You don't need to watch the news to know that alcohol abuse is one of the biggest drivers of violent crime and traumatic death in our society.  And binge drinking is facilitated by lax law enforcement.  But, not anymore, not if the new Commissioner has anything to do with it.   Chester Williams says he is serious about cracking down on alcohol abuse and that's what's behind a police memorandum sent to all formations last week.  It calls for "strict enforcement" of liquor license laws and lists 29 offenses that establishments can be charged for.

San Pedro Says Adios To Water Worries
Back in February, we told you how the country's main water provider, BWS, was making big moves with the help of the Government and the Caribbean Development Bank to end San Pedro's water worries completely.  For years now, the local water company, Consolidated Water Belize Limited, has been unable to meet the water demands of the island, which has grown exponentially in the last 2 decades. Currently, the average daily water consumption on the island is approximately 800 thousand gallons.

Gillnets Be Gone Says OCEANA
The Coalition for Sustainable Fisheries hosted a press conference at the Radisson today to present key information and findings about the detrimental effects the use of gill nets have on marine resources and the economy. Now organizations like OCEANA have been rallying for gill nets to be banned and today's event was held to ramp up the public pressure. The Coalition along with its partners believe that the data they have collected and will present to the Gill net task force will help their cause. Here is more from OCEANA's vice president about the realities of gill net fishing and what they hope to accomplish. Janelle Chanona - Vice President, OCEANA: "We have been pushing for a very long time to get the data that we shared today because obviously making informed decisions are critical and in terms of our position we wanted this data so we know exactly who are using this gear..."

Sargassum, Beast of No Nation
Sargassum: we are not sure if you are more tired of hearing that word than you are actually seeing and smelling it, we will assume you are fed up in both cases. Regardless, the discussion on how Belize can get rid of this smelly seaweed must continue if any action is to be taken. Today we asked OCEANA about its role in this fight against the filthy floating mass: Alysa Noble Carnegie - OCEAN Communications Director: "OCEANA is part of the Belize network of NGO's and the network was invited to participate in a formal task force that was put together for sargassum and is absolutely providing feedback through that medium. At the same time we get approached for information, what are other countries doing, what is the science behind it and how we can help so we really try to help in that way but it definitely a huge situation and it really requires a multi-sectoral and multi-faceted response."

Senior Citizen Still Critical After Strange Stabbing
On Monday night's news, we told you about 70 year-old Pedro Chuc. He's the Carmelita Village resident who was stabbed multiple times to chest on Sunday night at around 8'o'clock.  Not much is known about the attack itself, but reports are that he was standing in his doorway, when his assailants attacked. Fortunately, a pastor found him bleeding out on the side of a dirt road in the village, and rushed him to the Northern Regional Hospital for treatment. Our colleagues from CTV 3 News spoke with his daughter, who described that moment on Sunday, when she saw him bloodied and injured:

Tareek For Shooting Two
On Monday's news, we told you about a shooting on Sunday night at around 10:30 in Belize City, which left 27 year-old Jamal Palacio and 30 year-old Justin Stuart injured.  The cops believe that this shooting was in direct retaliation for a shooting which happened 18 hours prior. And tonight, they have charged the man who they believe was the shooter. He's 22 year-old Tareek Smith, a stevedore from Raccoon Street Extension.  He was arraigned today before Senior Magistrate Tricia Pitts-Anderson on the 2 counts of attempted murder, 2 counts of use of deadly means of harm, dangerous harm, and wounding.  There's no bail for gun offenses, so she remanded him into the Belize Central Prison until July 23rd. 

Kendale Before Court Again
Another one of the alleged weekend shooters has been arrested.  He is 25 year old  Kendale Greene, who allegedly shot Ronald Michael, and shot at his common-law wife and a third man, Christopher Hyde. Late this evening Greene was arraigned before Senior Magistrate, Tricia Pitts-Anderson.  He was read four charges: two counts of aggravated assault with a firearm upon Allane Usher and Christopher Hyde, one count of use of deadly means of harm upon Christopher Hyde and one count of wounding upon Ronald Michael. Because it was a gun offence, he was remanded to Prison until June 24, 2019.

Three Chopped In South Stann Creek
Three men were chopped up in San Roman village in the Stann Creek District on Monday night.  At about 6:30, 48 year old Victor Tzub, and 24 year old Adan Rodriguez Melgar were at home in San Roman when they were attacked by an acquaintance wielding a machete.   He chopped them both in the face and head, and then went to the home of 16 year old Benjamin Hul and chopped him in the hand.  

10 Years In Jail For Killing Man Over A Flat Tire
24 year-old Paul Martinez, who has pleaded guilty to manslaughter for the July 2012 stabbing death of 18 year-old Raheem Smith, will serve 10 years and 2 months in jail for the crime. That's the sentence that Justice Marilyn Williams handed him today after she heard his mitigation plea. He, his mother, his girlfriend, and his attorney, Oscar Selgado all made comments for the judge to consider why she should be lenient on him.  After consideration of the case, the evidence, and the mitigation plea, Justice Williams sentenced him to spend 20 years for the manslaughter conviction.

Belizean American MMA Fighter Visits
For those of you interested in MMA as a past time sport or as a career choice you can head over to the Swift Hall in Belize City on Saturday morning to train with a Belizean American UFC fighter. He is Albert "The Warrior" Morales. He arrived in Belize this afternoon. He stopped by our studio to tell us more about his Belizean roots and how he wants to give back to communities in Belize. So as you heard, the morning seminar runs from 8:00 to 11:30 is open to the public free of cost

Kids, Art, Action
Over 200 art pieces are plastered on the walls at the Mexican Institute in Belize City for the Belize District Art Showcase. It's all about celebrating kids in art. We spoke to the coordinator about the event and two of the talented young artists. The exhibit will be up until May 31st. 

Hands, Sands And A Serious Message
The annual Hands Across the Sand initiative was held on Saturday. Belize was among countries like the US, Canada, New Zealand, Australia and Greece to commemorate this event. It may seem like a simple gesture for a bunch of people to hold hands on a beach but it sends a strong message against offshore oil drilling and for the protection and preservation of marine life and the environment. Here's more from OCEANA'S communications director.

Integrity Is A Cloistered Virtue?
The Governor General swore them in last week and today the Commissioners of the Integrity Commission took their oath of office at the National Assembly Building in Belmopan.  No media was invited or allowed into the session and there is no known photographic record of the event.

Cheers To Chocolate
If you're heading south to Punta Gorda Town for the upcoming 3-day holiday weekend, the organizers of the Chocolate Festival of Belize, formerly known as the Cacao Fest, want you to stop by and indulge your sweet tooth.  The Festival celebrates local chocolatiers from Toledo, who depend on the cacao industry, by highlighting all their products.Today, representatives of the Toledo Chapter of Belize Tourism Industry Association stopped by our office tell us why you'll stop by for Friday night's Wine and Chocolate event, and Saturday's Taste of Toledo Fair. Here's what they told us about the Festival:

Keith Lynn, Back At Bird's Isle
He's been playing concerts in Belize with Byron Lee and the Dragonairres since the 1970's, and now Keith Lyn is right back where it all started at the Big Birds Isle.  The celebrated Jamaican singer is playing a concert at the Island on Saturday night.  He spoke to Rhonda Crichton about that green green grass of his second home:

The Etiquette For The Differently Able
Belizeans living with disabilities struggle daily to accomplish regular tasks that the able-bodied population takes for granted.  So, they certainly don't need our judgment, or insensitive references to those disabilities. That's why the Ministry of Education and the National Resource Center for Inclusive Education (NaRCIE) held a disability etiquette workshop yesterday for educators and ministry managers on how to interact with the disabled without crossing lines.  The Manager of NaRCIE shared a few more details with the press on the objectives of the workshop:

Channel 5

Darrell Bradley to be Elected New President of the Senate?
At Tuesday’s special sitting of the Senate, President Lee Mark Chang announced his resignation as head of the upper house to pursue his political ambition of representing the United Democratic [...]

Integrity Commission Appoints New Members
The Integrity Commission has appointed new members to serve a two-year term retroactive to January first.  The seven-member taskforce is comprised of Armead Gabourel, Wilmot Simmons, Lisbeth Delgado, Nestor Vasquez, [...]

Angel Campos is Junior Minister of Human Development
In other government news, Minister of State in the Ministry of Health, Dr. Angel Campos has been reassigned as Minister of State in the Ministry of Human Development, Social Transformation [...]

Drive by Shooter is Arraigned for Sunday Night’s Gun Violence
One of two motorcycle drive-by shooters was arraigned before Senior Magistrate Tricia Pitts-Anderson today for Sunday night’s armed attack on Pelican Street. Tareek Smith is charged with six counts: two [...]

Kendale Greene is Charged for Aggravated Assault
A twenty-five-year-old man, Kendale Greene, has been remanded to prison after being accused of shooting Ronald Michael and two others on Sunday morning. Greene was arraigned this afternoon on four [...]

3 Persons Chopped in the South
Three persons, including a minor are recovering from chop wounds after they were reportedly attacked by a man they know. Police report that on Monday evening around six-thirty, forty-eight-year-old Victor [...]

Elderly Taxi Man Attacked and Robbed by Customers
There was a brutal attack on an elder taxi operator in the west. Sixty-eight-year-old Jose Roca of Arenal was attacked with a knife and cut to the left hand and [...]

Coalition for Sustainable Fisheries Releases Data on the Use of Gillnets
The data on fisherfolk in Belize is out….today at Radisson, the Coalition for Sustainable Fisheries held a press conference to release the findings of data received from the Belize Fisheries [...]

Sargassum Scare, Everyone’s Responsibility
Tourism Minister Manuel Heredia Junior will be heading to Cancun, Mexico next week for a meeting with other CARICOM members to discuss the issue of sargassum. The regional meeting will [...]

Taking a Stance against Dirty Industries
At noon on Saturday, hundreds of Belizeans created symbolic barriers against offshore oil drilling to commemorate the BP oil spill of 2010. It is part of OCEANA’s 2019 Hands Across [...]

BWS Kicks Off Water Improvement Initiative in San Pedro
Consolidated Water Belize Limited, the sole utility in San Pedro that provided potable water to thousands of homes and businesses on the island of Ambergris Caye, was acquired by Belize [...]

Accident Victim Cry Negligence on the K.H.M.H.
A mother and son are accusing the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital of negligence. The mother, Maureen Staine, says she will also be suing the hospital after her son Steven Staine [...]

Mother is Furious and Threatens to Sue Hospital
His mother, Maureen Staine, is furious because, she says, the doctors at the K.H.M.H. assured her that, following x-rays which she did not see, her son was well. Additionally, Staine [...]

NEBL Finals: We Catch Up with Belize Hurricanes
The 2019 season of the National Elite Basketball League is in its finals and as fans predicted, the Belize Hurricanes is in the running for the trophy and the championship [...]

An Art Exhibit Featuring Pieces from Children across Belize District
An exhibition showcasing the art work of students in the Belize District opened today at the Mexican Cultural Institute. For the second year, the Belize District Education Center partnered with [...]

The Reporter

15 yr. Old Belizean In Guat. Hospital Must Pay $19k Bill To Leave
The family of a 15 year old Belizean student that underwent a successful surgery in a Guatemalan Hospital is appealing for help to pay a bill at a Guatemalan hospital in order to secure her discharge from the hospital.

GOB Announces Intent To Elect Darrell Bradley Senate President
At midday today the Government of Belize announced their intent to elect former Belize City Mayor Darrell Bradley to succeed Lee Mark Chang as president of the Senate.

Breaking Belize NewsPJ

Integrity Commission appoints new members
The Office of the Integrity Commission of Belize, informs that in accordance with Section 5 […]

Choice Bank drops suit against Government over closure
Choice Bank Limited and Choice Group Holdings agreed with the Central Bank of Belize, Prime […]

Sanctuary Bay headache – AIBL pursues settlement as GOB washes hands
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and Atlantic International Bank Limited (AIBL) are in negotiations over […]

Government Senator clarifies involvement in Atlantic International/Sanctuary Bay FTC case
Attorney and government Senator Aldo Salazar, following Tuesday’s Senate meeting in Belmopan, says his recent […]

Belizean teachers have an opportunity to teach in the US
Belizean teachers have an opportunity to teach in the United States through Participate Learning, a teacher […]

Belize and Guatemala – can we work it out?
Belize has already indicated plans to address the International Court of Justice (ICJ) on provisional […]

Opposition Leader announces withdrawal of court claim, seeks concessions
Leader of the Opposition, John Briceńo, committed during Monday’s quiet meeting of the House of […]

“Our Biodiversity, Our Food, Our Health,” International Biodiversity day
International Biodiversity day is celebrated annually on May 22, 2019. The United Nations Convention on […]

US Embassy’s Natella Svistunova honored with prestigious award
Public Affairs officer of the United States (US) Embassy in Belize, Natella Svistunova was awarded […]

Machete wielding man chops three villagers in San Roman
Police are investigating a chopping incident that occurred on Monday night in San Roman, Stann […]

Lee Mark Chang leaves Senate to advance political career
Lee Mark Chang, once the President of the Senate, has officially resigned his post to […]

Former Belize City Mayor to succeed Lee Mark Chang as Senate President
At the Senate meeting on Tuesday, May 21, Lee Mark Chang announced that he is […]

Minister of State immediately reassigned. Was it bad blood?
Yesterday, the Government of Belize (GOB) announced that the Minister of State in the Ministry […]

Belize participates in 72nd World Health Assembly
Belize is participating at the 72nd World Health Assembly in Geneva. The World Health Assembly […]

Taiwan’s Ambassador to Belize participates in CEO Caucus ride
The Chief Executive Officers (CEO) caucus cancer ride was held over the weekend in Belize. […]

Four women elected for leadership positions in community groups
Four Belizean women residing in San Ignacio and Santa Elena towns have been elected leaders […]

Farmers in La Gracia fears thousands of carrots may rot
Imported carrots Farmers in La Gracia village, Cayo fear that thousands of sacks of carrots […]

Bishop Martin Neighborhood Watch elects new executive committee
Bishop Martin neighborhood watch committee held elections for its executive committee on May […]

Man killed in traffic accident
Henry Augustine lost his life in a road traffic accident that occurred on Monday night. […]

LOVE FM

Senator Salazar Says US questioning was in relation to Immigration not Sanctuary
In late April, President of the Senate Lee Mark Chang led a delegation to a visit in Taiwan. Upon their return, one of the senators was briefly held for questioning at an airport in Houston, Texas. UDP Senator Aldo Salazar was questioned by authorities and it was alleged in relation to his work as an …

Rugby Team places 3rd on First Outing
Rugby is not as popular as cricket in Belize. Sometimes it can be confused with American football but the sport is gaining traction across the country. Tony Gillings, the President, Rugby Belize has spent the past few years promoting the sport and over the weekend he took the first national team to play in Salvador. …

Albert Morales gives pound to pound MMA Seminar
One of the fastest growing sports this century has been Mixed Martial Arts (MMA). Locally there have been the development of schools that train in different disciplines including judo and Shotokan. Between 2015 and 2018 a Belizean born fighter, Albert Morales had made the rounds in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). In most of his …

Family Court failing those most in need
A mother from San Ignacio Town, Cayo District, has reported to our news centre that her payments from Family Court have not been forthcoming for the last four months. Merlene Villanueva explained that she has been given the run-around in trying to collect child maintenance already paid via the court system. She has even gone …

Hands Across the Sand
Last Saturday, over two hundred people came together from all walks of life to join hands on beaches, across bridges, along seawalls and other public areas to celebrate Oceana’s 2019 Hands Across the Sand, taking a stand against offshore oil exploration. There was a lot to celebrate with the historic passing of the Moratorium on …

St. Luke Methodist organizes Justice Walk for Kyron Green
The mother of Kyron Green, Marsha Belisle, has been put through the wringer since her 11-year-old son was shot in the left cheek on Friday. Though she refused an interview, she did tell us that she is just trying to be strong in this trying time. We managed to speak to the principal of Kyron’s …

Ranch Dressing, Bucket and Spoons stolen by Serial burglars
Three food kiosks near Transparent BPO on Coney drive were the victims of a serial burglar or burglars. The stalls, all managed by self-employed individuals were burgled on Monday night. Galya O’Brien told the cops her stove which was valued at 38 dollars was stolen. Another kiosk manager, Rosita Perez told the cops, three packs …

Author’s posthumous celebration
The Meet the Author Series is a project designed and implemented by the National Heritage Library. It allows authors, the public and the library to interact, discuss and promote literary works while preserving our culture. A derivative of the series was held on Tuesday and that was the posthumous celebrations of the writings of Francis …

International Sourcesizz

Meet Camazotz; the Ancient Maya ‘Batman god’ Worshiped 2,500 Years Ago
Some 2,500 years ago, and even before DC Comics introduced us to Batman, the ancient Maya worshiped Camazotz, an ancient god that had the body of a person and the head of a bat. Did you know that thousands of years ago, the ancient Maya worshiped a god that had the body of a person and the head of a bat? The ‘creature’ had pointy ears and was referred to by the ancient Maya as Camazotz. Curiously, that description may sound awfully similar to a character most of us are familiar with, seeing him in movies, series, and comic strips. His name is Batman.

Videos

  • Let's play Spot the Croc, 10sec. Who can find the croc in this video? The CRC uses drones as a way to monitor habitat, find croc nests, and monitor croc and manatee populations. This footage comes from a recon flight by CRC drone intern Matthew Sparks.

  • Ambergris Caye Water Improvement Inauguration, 49min.

  • Art Exhibition Opening Ceremony May 22, 2019 Mexican Cultural Institute Belize City, min.

  • NCL Dawn April 2019 Harvest Caye Belize, 17min.

  • The Coalition for Sustainable Fisheries Press Conference, 63min. The findings of data received through the Freedom of Information Act request to the Belize Fisheries Department was shared.

  • Caye Caulker Ocean Academy is the winner of Youth Innovation Challenge School Challenge, 28min. Preston Smith - Student, Caye Caulker Ocean Academy. Lupita Aldana - Student, Caye Caulker Ocean Academy. Daniela Novelo- Student, Caye Caulker Ocean Academy. Vincent Sotz - Student, Caye Caulker Ocean Academy. Alejandro Arias-Perez - Student, Caye Caulker Ocean Academy. Janel Cayetano - Mentor, Caye Caulker Ocean Academy.

  • Healthy Body Tips - Expertise in Naturopathic Medicine, 30min. Cornelio Marfield shared his expertise in Naturopathic medicine and gave us guides to herbs and fruits that can be used to cleanse the body.

  • The Belize Agriculture Health Authority (BAHA) - Detection of Mediterranean Fruit Fly, 30min. Hernan Zetina - Deputy Plant Health Coordinator, BAHA. Margarito Garcia - Technical Director of Quarantine Department, BAHA.

  • Belize Art Exhibit and Concert, 21min. From Bach to Belize Art Exhibit and Concert takes place this Friday at 7:00 p at the Mexican Institute of Culture. The art and music fusion event will see musicians and artists perform and mix local and classical music. Our guest talked with us about what you can expect. Admission is free! On our couch: Yaoling Lee - Artist, Peter Illavysky - Cellist, Alobi Young - Cellist.

  • International Day of the Family - NCFC, 37min. The National Committee for Families and Children (NCFC) us recognizing the International Day of the Family. The NCFC is mandated to help families strive and to create nurturing environments for children to reach their fullest potential. Our guests spoke to us about the work they do to empower families and how they are celebrating the awareness day. On our couch: Margaret Nicholas - Executive Director, NCFC. Sheena Gentle - Belize Family Life Association. Lurleen Betson Gamboa- Member, National Belize Task Force.

  • Educators - Experiences with positive discipline methods in the classroom, 55min. We invited a panel of educators to talk to us about their experiences with positive discipline methods in the classroom. The educators shared that for discipline to be effective there needs to be a partnership with families to reinforce the strategies in the homes. They also shared their thoughts on how to make discipline healthy among populations of children who have experienced trauma.

  • Coverage of the BTB Love Belize Sea Challenge 2019, 1hr28min.

  • Continued coverage of the BTB Love Belize Sea Challenge, 2hr40min.

  • Caye Caulker Snorkeling- COMD Coogs in Belize!, 11min. Footage from the COMD Coogs in Belize Therapy Abroad snorkeling excursion! We visited Shark Ray Alley, the Hol Chan Marine Reserve, and the Sunken Barge.

  • Scuba diving with MASSIVE 15 foot Tiger Shark in Belize!, 2min. My dad and I scuba diving a reef in Belize

  • Belize, 10min. Documenting the amazing experience I had serving in Belize and enjoying the beautiful country.

  • Scuba diving in Belize: 2019 05 04 Belize Aggressor lll, 5min.