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San Pedro Tiger Sharks are one win away from 2019 NEBL championship
After losing against defending champion Mirage/Smart Belize Hurricanes during the second game in the best-out-of-five series of the 2019 National Elite Basketball League’s (NEBL) finals on Friday, May 24th, the San Pedro Tiger Sharks regrouped and strategized a win for game three the following day. This victory gives the Tiger Sharks a 2-1 series lead and the advantage to claim the 2019 NEBL championship if they win the fourth game scheduled to take place on Friday, May 31st at the Belize City Civic Centre.

Report of Illegal Poaching of Jaguars
The Forest Department received a report on Saturday night that a jaguar had been poached in Toledo. The animal was beheaded and the carcass left near the dump area of the Punta Gorda/San Antonio road. This is the second such report of jaguar poaching in the last two years, and the pattern of beheading is the same. It is believed the poachers operate on orders of local or international buyers who seek the animal head for display or for other illegal ornamental uses.

Ambergris Today

Foreign Ministers Of Belize And Guatemala Meet At OAS Office At The Adjacency Zone
Hon. Wilfred Elrington, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Belize met on Friday, May 24, 2019, with his counterpart H.E. Sandra Jovel Polanco, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Guatemala, at the Organization of American States (OAS) Office at the Adjacency Zone. The two Ministers took stock of the progress made in the Belize-Guatemala process. Minister Elrington updated Minister Jovel on Belize’s referendum held on May 8, 2019, wherein the people of Belize agreed to refer Guatemala’s claim to Belize to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in accordance with the Special Agreement. Minister Jovel congratulated Belize on the successful referendum which now paves the way for the case to be heard at the Court.

Report Of Illegal Poaching Of Jaguars
The public is advised that poaching of jaguars is a punishable offence under the wildlife laws of Belize. Hunting, killing, injuring, trapping or harassment of jaguars and other endangered wildlife is illegal. To avoid prosecution and possible incarceration, no one should partake in any activity related to hunting or capturing of jaguars and other endangered wildlife.

Misc Belizean Sources

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Scholarships available
The Government of Belize and the Ministry of Higher Education Cuba are pleased to invite all interested candidates to apply for scholarships. Areas of study include Pedagogy (Math/Physics), Biology/Chemistry, Architecture, Telecommunications, Electronic Engineering and Veterinary Medicine. Deadline: May 31st, 2019.

HURRICANE SHELTER LIST 2019

Orthopedic Clinic - Belize Children's Project!
Clinic dates, locations, and times.

Outdoor exercise equipment donated to Belmopan, San Pedro, San Ignacio/Santa Elena and Punta Gorda Towns
This afternoon, Minister of Health, Hon. Pablo Marin officially distribute several sets of outdoor exercise equipment to the Mayors of the City of Belmopan, San Pedro, San Ignacio/Santa Elena and Punta Gorda Towns. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Sports, Hon. Patrick Faber received for Belize City specifically for placement at the Marion Jones Sporting Complex. Total value of the equipment is approximately US$22,000. Corozal, Benque Viejo del Carmen and Dangriga Town previously received exercise equipment.

The Tax Benefits of Banking and Investing in Belize
Belize has long been popular as a destination. Known for its beautiful beaches, lush tropical landscape, and friendly people, it’s no small wonder people flock here each year for a little rest and relaxation. What many people might not know about are the tax benefits and asset structures available in Belize that are available to those who choose to retire, invest, or bank here. These tax advantages extend to companies as well. Every jurisdiction has its own taxation rules for foreign investors and bank account holders, but Belize offers some of the biggest savings. Here are a few of the most significant ways you can benefit.

Snapshot Of Sarteneja Fisher Fair 2019
On Sunday, May 26th, SACD and the Sarteneja Easter Regatta working crew were happy to host this year’s Sarteneja Fisher Fair, which was the official opening ceremony of the Fisherfolk Month 2019 and coincided with the Belize Tourism Board/Love FM Belize – News and Music Power Kayak Challenge 2019 – making this year extra fun! The topic of this year’s Fisherfolk Month is “Gender equity and ocean health: supporting access to markets for small-scale fishers”, recognizing the men and women of Belize who work hard to ensure that we are all able to eat seafood daily, and highlighting the importance of access to fair markets that contribute to the development of employment, food security and nutrition. We had special presentations, informative booths, a great variety of music, exciting tournaments and amazing prizes. A special thank you to all who participated in the tournaments, especially in the beach trap fishing, cast net throwing, swimming and breath holding competition.

Belmopan Bandits Heading to SCL
Congratulations, Bandits! The Bandits are heading to the Scotiabank Concacaf League, and this is their 3rd time making the cut, which makes them the only team to be able to say that. Well done, Bandits! "Even though the Scotiabank Concacaf League is entering just its third year, Belmopan Bandits are well versed in the nuances on the competition... Comparatively, Bandits certainly held their own against the 2018 SCL Finalist, which should provide a good foundation for their 2019 SCL campaign."

BWS Hiring Customer Services Representative (Belmopan)
Under the general supervision of the CS Supervisor; the primary function of the Customer Service Representative is to interact with customers to provide information in response to inquiries about services and to answer questions, direct customers to the appropriate department or individual, and to resolve complaints.

Calling all Consultants!
The Belize Tourism Board is seeking a consultant to execute the carrying capacity of the two major cruise Ports in the country of Belize.

Belize City House of Culture and Downtown Rejuvenation Project Update
May is almost over and we are pleased to share with you an update on the various projects completed, in progress and to soon start under the auspices of the Belize City House of Culture and Downtown Rejuvenation Project in Downtown Belize City. 1) In the first picture, the new House of Culture building on the Government House property has started to rise from its foundation. 2) In the second picture, the old Frederic Greenwood property at the corner of Cockburn Lane and Regents Street is making slow, but steady progress. This new building is proposed to be a museum (second floor) and a restaurant/cocktail lounge on the first floor.

Maya Beach Cleanup June 1
As if a clean beach isn't enough reason... Be a part of the Maya Beach community beach clean up and get a chance to win some great prizes!

Vol.2 of 'The Future is Female' art exhibit
You are cordially invited to indulge in an evening of exquisite art and poetry.This Friday May 31st, 2019 from 7:00pm to 9:00pm we will open to the public Vol.2 of 'The Future is Female' art exhibit highlighting twenty (20) talented Belizean Female Artists. Don't miss it!

Channel 7

Man Killed Two Months After Getting Off Double Murder
Was Alejandro Louriano's murder an act of retaliation in a cycle of family on family violence ? That's one theory after the 21 year old, who got off a double murder charge in March of this year, was killed last night at a relative's home in Lucky Strike Village. Courtney Weatherburne has more on this killing. Alejandro Louriano's final handy-man job was to repair this refrigerator at a Lucky Strike fast food joint. He never completed it.

Teenagers Robbed A & R, Got In a Shootout With Cops
Saturday morning is the busiest business day of the week at the A & R Center in Belize City. But, that didn't stop two teenaged robbers - who went into the store at 11:30 dressed up as employees, and then took the security guard hostage. They then went to the manager, also held him at gunpoint and demanded money. They got a bag with cash, but before the they could escape, they ran into police. The lawless robbers weren't afraid to fire at the cops - shattering the store's glass door. And the cops also fired back on them - an exchange that made for tense moments on the busiest shopping day the week. Very fortunately, no one was hurt

Killed A Candy Vendor With A Cement Brick
52 year-old Jesus Mossiah, a well-known candy vendor from Calcutta Village in Corozal, was killed on Saturday night. That's after 28 year-old Sadam Lionel Vasquez, a resident of Corozal Town, stoned him in the head with a chunk of concrete. Tonight, Olivera is on remand at the Belize Central prison on a manslaughter charge. The incident happened sometime around 7:00 that evening. The two men were at a business place on 7th Avenue in that northern town when they had some sort of disagreement. That dispute escalated when Olivera allegedly picked up a piece of concrete, and he threw it at Mossiah. That piece of cement block struck Mossiah in the head, causing him to collapse on the street. Police were called in, and they rushed Mossiah to the Corozal Community Hospital. Unfortunately, the doctors on duty could not save Mossiah's life, and he passed away while undergoing treatment.

Land Dispute Leads To Shooting Placencia
And while that dispute led to a killing in Corozal, a Placencia Village man in the Stann Creek District is lucky to be alive after he had a bitter land dispute with an armed and licensed neighbor. At around 8:30 last night, police found 43 year-old Francis Eiley suffering from a gunshot injury to the leg. He was on the way to the village's polyclinic to get medical help, and when they started to inquiry about how he was shot, he told the cops that his neighbor, Terrence Lopez, shot him in the leg.

Compol Debunks Grenade Scare At City School
This morning, parents at one of the city's biggest primary schools - which is Holy Redeemer - were on pins and needles after a panic message started circulating last night. It said that a grenade would be thrown at the school today. That understandably terrified parents. And, the Commissioner of Police Chester Williams took to social media this morning to put them at ease. His message said, quote, "we put measures in place to prevent any such thing from occurring.the BDF bomb expert will be checking the compound before any teach or student is allow in this morning." That bomb expert did do a full scan before school started and gave the all clear just after 8:00, which is when the Principal sent out a message saying there would be regular classes.

Cop Seen Brandishing Weapon In Viral Video
The police have taken another black eye with a video that was posted on Facebook this weekend. It shows an off duty police officer, apparently drunk, brandishing a firearm as others in the room shout at him to shoot it if he is brave enough. Now, it's reckless handling of a weapon - most unbecoming an officer. But, today the Compol didn't want to comment:.. Chester Williams - Police Commissioner: "Yes, the video was shared with me, and I have directed Professional Standards Branch to investigate the matter, and so I'm not going to comment on it at this time."

Grocer Hides From Hapless Armed Robbers
Earlier in the news we told you about the dramatic scene at A & R on Saturday morning when a pair of teenaged robbers had an exchange of fire with police. Well, a pair of hapless young robbers didn't fare much better later that morning on Iguana Street. Surveillance video shows the young men walk into Jan Kang store and buy a soft drink. After that, one of them pulled down his warm hat - and pulled a gun. But the proprietor dashed behind a soft drink cooler, where he couldn't see her or harm her.

No Charges Yet In Heusner Fatality
Police have not brought any charges in the tragic death of 35 year old mother of two Jess Heusner. The 35 year old Immigration officer crashed into two freight liner towheads that were driving one behind the other, on the Western Highway on Thursday night. Her vehicle clipped the wheel on one trailer, and careened into the one right behind it. Her Ford Edge suffered major damage and burst into flames. Heusner's charred remains were found inside. Police have not yet determined who was in the wrong. The Commisisoner had an update today:..

Alleged Wife Beater Constable Chub May Escape Disciplinary Charges
Last week we told you about Constable Brizenio Chub, who got off a common assault charge after his wife went to court and withdrew her complaint against him. She had initially reported to police that on May 11th he beat her with his police baton and pepper sprayed her in the face. So while he is off on criminal charges, she told the court, quote, "The reason why I made the report was for future reference." End quote. So, what will the police senior command do about it? Commissioner Chester Williams has said he'd get tough on domestic violence. Today he said their hands may be tied:...

Budna Escapes From Guatemalans Again
Joseph Budna, the Belizean who has been serving a 25-year prison sentence in Guatemala for kidnapping in that country's Supreme Court, has escaped from the authorities there for a second time. He was convicted back in 2013, even though he has insisted that he is innocent, and in April 2014, 8 months after his case ended, he gave the Guat. authorities the slip while he was admitted to a hospital. He was recaptured, and news coming out of Guatemala is that yesterday morning, he managed to successfully escape from the Guatemalan authorities yet again. And again, Budna slipped away from police while he was getting treatment at the Regional San Benito Hospital.

Caught Corona's In Cayo
Contraband was flowing this weekend in Cayo - and police cut out a piece of the action. On Saturday, the cops were patrolling Santa Elena when they saw a woman selling Brahva Beers - which is a Guatemalan brew. They picked her up and went to search her house where they found seven cases of Corona Beers six cases of Sol beers, and one case of Brahva Beer, all hidden under the sofa set inside the hall area. There were also beers in the refdigerator. The beers are believed to have originated at the Benque Viejo Free Zone, or come right across the Mopan River.

Teenager Drowns In Valley Of Peace
An 18 year-old teenager from Valley of Peace, drown on Saturday afternoon, after he and 4 friends were socializing and drinking alcohol at the riverbank in Cayo Village. Police say that Carlos Reyes caught his friends off-guard when he jumped into the river and didn't resurface. The police spokesperson told the press today that his friends became worried, and after one of them jumped in behind him, they found his body on the riverbed.

Outrage!: They Cut Off A Jaguar's Head For An Ornament
The Ministry of Forestry is offering a $5,000 reward for information that leads to a conviction of the persons who beheaded a jaguar. The big cat was found at Dump outside PG on Saturday night. It is a monstrous act but beyond that it is illegal to kill an endangered species. The CEO in the Ministry of Forestry and the Environment told us more about this infraction. Percival Cho, CEO, Ministry of Environment: "It's always tragic and shocking to see any animal killed in a ruthless way. The only reason you would kill a jaguar is obviosuly use it for illegal purposes, because the act of killing a jaguar itself is illegal."

Car Almost Does "Popalick"ť
Remarkably no one was seriously hurt when a vehicle flipped in Benque Viejo on Sunday night. The car ended up propped up against a lamp-post, but the driver escaped without major injury.

Fitness Machines for Municipalities
No more excuses: that's what you should be telling yourself as you change into your workout clothes and go exercise on one of the newly donated fitness machines. The Ministry of Health handed over exercise machines to the Mayors in 5 municipalities today. They are for the public to use free of cost. Here is more from the handing over ceremony.

Yes to Ya'axche
Over 120 primary school students from schools in the Toledo District joined the Ya'axché Conservation Trust last week Friday for their 4th Annual BioBlitz event. It's the organization's attempt at empowering the communities around the Golden Stream Corridor Preserve to understand the importance that the wild-life in that conservation area, and why they must help to protect it. The event was held under the theme, "Empowering communities, Conserving biodiversity, Connecting the world", and with video provided by Ya'xaché, here's what a few of the participants of this year's BioBlitz had to say:

Compol: "The Less Bars We Have The Better Our Society Is Going To Be."ť
Last week we told you about the directive from the Commissioner of Police to all formations, urging them to crack down on on alcohol related offenses And liquor license violations. Today, the Compol said it is a major driver of crime:... Chester Williams, Commissioner of Police: "If we were to combine both crime and traffic related incidents you would see that alcohol is responsible for more than 50% of deaths in Belize and we need to find a way to ensure that. And so we are pointing out to the commanders that these laws do exist and having looked at the crimes being committed across the country..."

Police Say Anti-Crime Strategies Working
At the top of the news, we told you how police in Belize City managed to successfully foil a broad daylight robbery at A&R store on Saturday afternoon. The cops were quickly able to intercept 2 fleeing teenagers after the store's employees handed over $1,500 in cash at gunpoint. After a short exchange of gun fire, the cops apprehended the robbers without injury, and they have been arrested and charged. Today, the Deputy Commissioner in charge of Operations and Crime, told the press, that this is one example where their anti-crime strategies are at work. Here's what he had to say about those strategies:

What Happens When Crime Spikes?
So, how does the Belmopan Commander of Operations and Crime explain that explosion of violence in the City and different parts of the country 2 weekends ago? As we told you, on the weekend of the 17th to the 19th, 7 males were shot, and of those 7, two died. You'll remember that 11 year-old Kyron Green, who's currently hospitalized at the KHMH, was one of the victims shot during that weekend. We asked about that spike, especially in Belize City, where there had been an extended break from gang violence for several weeks. The Deputy Commissioner gave us a surprising answer to that inquiry, and here's what he had to say:

Compol Confident After Cayman
And if the man beside Broaster, Commissioner Chestier Williams looked fighting fit today it's because he just came back from Grand Cayman - where he interacted with his regional commissioners. It was the ACCP conference, the Association of Caribbean Commissioner of police and he told us that they discussed the rising trend of crime across the region: Chester Williams - Police Commissioner: "The ACCCP - ACCP conference was held in Grand Cayman Islands between the 20th and the 24th of May, 2019, and we had representation from each of the Caribbean Islands, represented by their respective commissioners of police..."

King Sugar Wants Back Its Caribbean Home
King Sugar - that's what the cane industry used to be called in the Caribbean maybe a century agobut - as the song says - "King Shuga Dead" and now only a few countries like Belize, Guyana, Barbados and Jamaica still produce sugar. And they assembled in Belize last week - for their 170th Board of Directors Meeting. A release laments that, quote, "Presently, more than two-thirds of sugar consumed in CARICOM comes from extra-regional sources, duty free, displacing market opportunity for over 200 thousand Metric Tons of CARICOM sugar, which is forced onto the low value global market. Policy changes, therefore, are required to secure the integration of the sugar market within the CARICOM Single Market & Economy. A failure to achieve this threatens a major agricultural sector of the region's economy, hundreds of thousands of Caribbean jobs and questions the effectiveness of the single market in meeting its stated objectives." END QUOTE.

Channel 5

Belize City Man Murdered in Lucky Strike
A Belize City youth was brutally murdered over the weekend. Twenty-one-year-old Alejandro Lauriano was chopped, stabbed and shot to death on Monday night while in Lucky Strike Village, rural Belize. [...]

Mentally Ill Vendor Fatally Wounded With ‘A Piece of Cement’
Up north, a family in Calcutta Village is coming to terms with the sudden passing of their loved one. Fifty-two-year-old Jesus Mossiah was reportedly stoned with a piece of cement [...]

A Brazen Saturday Morning Robbery at A&R is Thwarted by Police
There was mayhem in Belize City on Saturday morning when shoppers in the vicinity of the Northern Shops, Courts and the nearby Uno Gas Station were startled by the sound [...]

A Bomb Threat at Holy Redeemer!!
There was a heavy police presence at Holy Redeemer Primary School this morning where officers, including a B.D.F. bomb expert, were combing the grounds for a grenade or a suspected [...]

Police are Actively Looking for Person Who Made Bomb Threat
According to Commissioner of Police Chester Williams, they are actively looking for one person whom they believe can assist with information on the false alarm.  He says that charges can [...]

Joseph Budna Escapes from Guatemalan Authorities Yet Again
Thirty-eight-year-old Joseph Budna, a Belizean inmate who is serving a thirty year sentence in a Guatemalan prison for kidnapping and escape, has once again escaped from lawful custody.  His flight [...]

Valley of Peace Teen Drowns
A teenager drowned over the weekend in the Valley of Peace Community out west. On Saturday afternoon, a group of friends was socializing near the bank of the Belize River [...]

Placencia Land Dispute Ends in Shooting
A resident of Placencia is tonight recovering at the Southern Regional Hospital after an altercation with his neighbour ended with him being shot in the leg. Francis Eiley has had [...]

2 Men Arraigned for Antelope Street Shooting
Two Belize City residents were arraigned late this evening in the courtroom of Senior Magistrate Tricia Pitts-Anderson for Friday afternoon’s shooting on Antelope Street. Police believe that they have obtained [...]

Police Say a New Gang has Emerged on the City’s Streets
There’s a new gang in town – that’s one of the messages coming out of the Belize Police Department tonight. Prior to last weekend’s spike in gun violence, there had [...]

A Crackdown on the Consumption of Alcohol
A number of murders, as well as fatal road traffic accidents, has been as a result of excessive alcohol consumption and the Commissioner of Police Chester Williams issued an internal [...]

P.S.U. Concerned Over Tax Administration and Procedure Bill, 2019
On Monday, May twentieth, government tabled a bill for an act to establish the Belize Tax Service Department. This department is expected to facilitate the official and effective administration and [...]

Association of Caribbean Commissioners of Police on CRPWA Release
In late April, the Caribbean Federation of Police Welfare Association blasted Commissioner of Police Chester Williams about the ongoing conflict with Police Association President, Eldon Arzu. The Caribbean association raised [...]

A New Look for Holy Angels
Holy Angels RC School in Pomona Valley made headlines back in March when it was shut down by health officials because of a major rodent and termite infestation.  Since then, [...]

Illegal Poaching of a Jaguar in the South
There was disturbing find on Saturday night in Toledo District. The headless body of a jaguar was discovered near the dump area of Punta Gorda/San Antonio Road. It is believed [...]

Creating Awareness of the Disease – Cancer Walk 2019
This year, Cancer Walk came a little earlier than usual, but it was still able to gather the support from the public in bringing awareness to the deadly disease that [...]

James Adderley with Sports Tuesday
Good evening, I’m James Adderley and this is Sports Monday.   [Highlights of the weekend in sports...]

The Reporter

WesTrac Ltd. and Benny’s Renovates Holy Angels RC School
Holy Angels RC School in Pomona Village in the Stann Creek District was so dilapidated and unsafe for the school children to occupy that the building was closed and could not be used as classrooms and other use by the school. A few weeks ago several corporate and community heroes stepped in to help, and the building is now renovated and safe for the children of Holy Angels RC School.

Man Murdered in Lucky Strike Village
A man was reportedly murdered in Lucky Strike Village, Belize District late last night. He is Alejandro Robert Lauriano; 21, a villager of Lucky Strike. He was found on the ground with a large cut wound to the left side of face...

Breaking Belize NewsPJ

Saving jaguars – The Belize Zoo!
The Belize Zoo and Tropical Education Center is currently home to 17 jaguars. This is […]

Private sector unites to offer $10,000 reward for jaguar killer
R&B Construction, in collaboration with Hobb’s Brewing Company in Placencia is offering a $10,000 reward […]

Ya’axché Conservation Trust hosts fourth annual BioBlitz
On Friday, the Ya’axché Conservation Trust held its’s fourth annual BioBlitz event, which is geared […]

18-year-old charged for raping minor on 8 separate occasions
Last week, an 18-year old man was charged for raping a minor on 8 separate […]

Government to launch 1st Small Businesses Enhancement Program
The Government of Belize today announced the launching of its first micro, small and medium enterprises, […]

Ten amazing things about The Belize Zoo
Founded in 1983, The Belize Zoo and Tropical Education Center is today home to over […]

“Burn-out now an official illness,” says World Health Organization
In it’s latest International Classification of Diseases (ICD), the World Health Organization (WHO) has recognized […]

Tigersharks can clinch title this weekend after Game 3 win
After road teams swept the first six games of the National Elite Basketball League (NEBL) […]

All clear at Holy Redeemer
The Belize Police Department has declared Holy Redeemer school safe following an assessment by a […]

ComPol calls out bomb expert to Holy Redeemer following grenade threats
Commissioner of Police (COMPOL) Chester Williams, via a Facebook post early this morning, informed that […]

LOVE FM

UNO holds road safety training
Every year a significant number of new vehicles is added to our roads increasing the need for drivers to use the road with care to ensure the safety of themselves and others. Today, UNO Belize Gas Station is holding a two-day seminar with truck drivers who transport gasoline for them. Love news stopped by and …

News from the Cops: Joseph Budna escapes Guatemalans
Placencia is known to have one of the narrowest streets on the planet, but it turns out it also has two property owners that have a very short fuse. Assistant Commissioner of Police, Joseph Myvett says Francis Eiley was shot over a land dispute on Monday night. Chester Williams – Commissioner of Police: “Placencia …

Fishermen post pictures of illegally caught Tarpon
On Friday, a group of fishermen proudly posted pictures of their catch on Facebook. All would have been well, if the men weren’t fishing for Tarpon. Tarpon one of the three protected species of fish in Belize, used only for catch and release. Communications Director at OCEANA Belize, Alyssa Carnegie, told us more about the …

St. John’s Credit Union holds 73 AGM
On Saturday, St. John’s Credit Union held its 73 Annual General Meeting at the St. Catherine’s Auditorium in Belize City. At the meeting, the credit union reported to its members the activities and financial performance of the previous year. Daisy Dawson, the General Manager, told Love News that they recently implemented a new banking system. …

Alejandro Lauriano killed in Lucky Strike
A 21-year-old was brutally murdered this morning in Lucky Strike Village. However, this is not the first time Alejandro Lauriano has made the news. In fact, he was on trial for a double murder just last year, around this time. Assistant Superintendent of Police, Alejandro Cowo, had more details of how Lauriano went from being …

SAC discusses future of the regional sugar supply
The World Trade Organisation had ruled that European Union preferential sugar relations with the Caribbean breached global trade regulations. Forcing the EU to take drastic measures against the Caribbean countries by ending the preferential prices on sugar, which took effect in October 2017. According to the Sugar Association of the Caribbean, SAC, the Caribbean countries …

Can the police discipline one of its own after wife drops case?
But turning to crimes closer to home and in the home. There was a case that recently went to court where a woman accused her common law husband, a police officer of allegedly pepper spraying her and beating her with a baton. The case fell apart after the woman refused to continue the case. We …

Bomb threat: false alarm
Late yesterday evening, an alert began circulating of intentions to plant an explosive device on the compound of Holy Redeemer Primary School in Belize City. The alert reached the authorities and immediately a plan of action was executed. The Bomb Expert at the Belize Defence Force was called in and a sweeping operation began this …

Corozal Resident Hit over the head and dies
On Saturday a Corozal resident was slain after a brief argument. The police say they are still investigating the incident during which 52 year old Armando Mossiah was struck in his head, but the man detained for the crime will not be charged with murder. Assistant Commissioner of Police Joseph Myvett explains that the evidence …

Gerald Henry is running for President of the PSU
Gerald Henry Jr., stationed at the Auditor General’s Office as Examiner of Accounts – Grade Two, is aspiring to be the next president of the Public Service Union. Henry will have the opportunity to run for the presidency at PSU’s Annual General Meeting, which takes place on June 1 in Dangriga. In a video, he …

Jaguar Decapitated and Reward Offered for its killers
Jaguars are protected under the laws of Belize but that doesn’t stop poachers from killing the animal for sport or for selling their heads as trophies to North Americans. On Saturday night the carcass of a jaguar was found without its head, near the dump area of the Punta Gorda/San Antonio road. The Forest Department sent a press release today indicating that it’s the second such report ...

Cops Foil robbery of A&R
Two men have been charged for robbing a store on Saturday afternoon in Belize City. Joseph Castillo and Keyon Budna were trapped inside A & R Store on Saturday, May 25 when they entered the establishment on the Philip Goldson Highway and carried out a robbery. Police were alerted of the robbery in progress and within minutes, six police mobiles responded and surrounded the store, blocking incoming and outgoing traffic on the highway. Investigators on the case, reported more in yesterday’s press brief.

Blogs

Quit Your Job And Live In The Caribbean: 5 Cheapest Dream Islands
Have you ever dreamed of moving to a Caribbean island that's so cheap you can quit your job, retire early and live in a tropical paradise? A new report from the editors of the website InternationalLiving.com will help make it possible. The website recently unveiled the five cheapest Caribbean islands, places where you can retire early and live on as little as $1,400 a month for two people. Ambergris Caye, Belize: Where It's Located: The largest island in Belize, Ambergris Caye is just 25 miles long and a little over a mile wide. It has only one town: San Pedro. Why It's Great: A popular dive spot thanks to its offshore reef, English-speaking Ambergris Caye has become popular with expats who are attracted to its easy-going and affordable lifestyle. Plus, you can fund reliable cell phone coverage and internet access.

International Sourcesizz

Miami’s Big Caribbean Food Festival Is Back
Miami’s biggest Caribbean food festival is back again this year when Caribbean305 returns for its third edition. This year, the culinary and cultural celebration will take place at Mana Wynwood in the heart of Miami’s hippest neighborhood, with flavors from more than a dozen Caribbean destinations. The food fete will be accompanied by live music from the region, from reggae to zouk to salsa, carnival dancers in full regalia and Caribbean tourism representatives on hand to give their top travel tips.

Videos

  • Diving Belize - The Blue Hole, 32min. Diving in Belize at the dive site The Blue Hole

  • Nationwide American crocodile survey, 1min. Just finished the countrywide Morelet's crocodile population survey... and right into the countrywide American crocodile population survey! This weekend the CRC kicked off our nationwide American crocodile survey. Our day started with education and outreach at the Sarteneja Fisher fair hosted by Sarteneja Alliance for Conservation and Development - Belize, and finished with a nocturnal eyeshine survey in a remote lagoon. It was fantastic to have last year's UB/CRC intern and continuing volunteer Jonathan Triminio putting his conservation skills to work during both activities. A great way to start this next round of research, conservation, and outreach projects!

  • Belize, Brothers & Belikinis! 2019, 6min.

  • Lost For Centuries, Archaeologists Made This Stunning Discovery in Belize!, 6min. The site remained empty, eventually being hidden and consumed by the surrounding jungle until it was rediscovered by explorers.

  • Skydiving into the Blue Hole, Belize, 8.5min.

  • Adventures in Belize, 2019, 36min.

  • Popcaan Jet Skiing And Rafting In Belize And Spots Dolphins, 11min.

  • BEST Snorkeling in Ambergris Caye, BELIZE ~ MARCH 2018, 11min.

  • Belize Foraging Study, 12min.

  • Our First Trip to Placencia, Belize, 4min. Recently we went to Belize and on our first leg of our trip we flew in from LAX to BZE and then took a puddle jumper with Tropic Air for our 35 minute flight to Placencia where we rented a fantastic beachfront two bedroom condo at Los Porticos Villas with a gigantic balcony and literally a three minute drive to and from the little airport. Placencia is located on a peninsula, a three hour drive south of Belize City, which is why we took the puddle jumper. During our stay at Los Porticos Villas we enjoyed a few meals at the nearby Breezeway Pool Bar at the Mariposa Beach Suites and the onsite Italian restaurant called La Dolce Vita.

  • Caye Caulker - Best Place In Belize?, 5.5min. 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.

  • BEST Snorkeling in Ambergris Caye, BELIZE ~ MARCH 2018, 11min. My husband and I have vowed to take a trip each year since we were married in March 2017 in Costa Rica. We had a great time eating the local cuisine of Belize which included Iguana and Iguana eggs! If you love spicy food, fresh seafood and flavor, do yourself a favor and book a trip to Ambergris Caye, Belize.