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The San Pedro Sun

Triple R Response hosts successful fundraiser in Houston Texas, USA
To continue their great work on Ambergris Caye, Rickilee Response & Rescue (Triple R Response) held a fundraiser event at the Fortress Beerworks in Houston Texas, USA on Saturday, May 18th. The fundraiser was a total success, raising $34,000 total, of which $6,000 came from silent auction items donated by San Pedro Town businesses. Founder Traci Curtin told The San Pedro Sun that with the money raised they plan to supply the Triple R Response team with everything they need to raise the level of response and care on the island. “With each response, something is learned, and they learn what they need to give better response and care,” she said.

Misc Belizean Sources

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BELIZE FISHING REPORT: MAY 19, 2019 THROUGH MAY 26, 2019
A week that started windy and cloudy turned very lovely at the weekend, providing a lot of angling opportunities. Highlights included a Grand Slam by Geff with Capt. Cesar and a 100+ pound Tarpon by Justin on a day trip with Capt. Vince.

April 2019 External Trade & Consumer Price Index
For the month of April 2019, results from the Statistical Institute of Belize's monthly Consumer Price Index (CPI) survey show that the All-items CPI stood at 104.9, an increase of 0.2 percent from 104.7 in April 2018. For the month of April 2019, Belize imported goods valuing $147.4 million. This represented a 5.7 percent or $8.8 million decrease from the same month in 2018, when imports totalled $156.2 million. Total domestic exports for April 2019 amounted to $48.7 million, up by a significant 81.9 percent or $21.9 million when compared to exports for April 2018, which were valued at $26.8 million.

BTB holds its second annual BTB Love Belize Sea Challenge
The second Belize Tourism Board (BTB) Love Belize Sea challenge, a grueling six-day adventurous extreme race covering over 218 miles of sea paddling. The challenge commenced at Punta Gorda on May 22nd and concluded at the Rainbow Beach in Corozal Town on Monday, May 27th as the kayakers crossed the finishing line amid thunderous cheering and applauses from the spectators. On day one from Punta Gorda, the contenders travelled to Abalone Caye to Monkey River and to Placencia. On the second day, paddlers travelled from Placencia to Hopkins by road, due to rough seas and inclement weather, where they then resumed their journey to Dangriga.

Damage Assessment & Needs Analysis Training for Belmopan & Surrounding Communities
As Hurricane Season 2019 approaches, the National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO) is stepping up its preparations, constantly assessing and enhancing its state of readiness. On Tuesday, May 28th, 2019, more than 20 persons from Belmopan and surrounding communities participated in a Damage Assessment and Needs Analysis (DANA) Workshop. The DANA Workshop aims to prepare participants, in the event of a disaster, to make an accurate assessment of the damage caused and the needs of those affected, both immediate and long term, so that the relief and assistance provided is adequately and rationally distributed.

Power outage scheduled for Sunday, June 2 from 6:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. to affect: entire Toledo District and entire Placencia Peninsula
Including Placencia Village, Plantation, Forest Lagoon, Maya Beach, Cocoplum Development, Surfside Development, Seine Bight, Independence, Maya King, Santa Cruz, Georgetown, San Pablo, San Roman, Santa Rosa, Maya Mopan, Red Bank, Cow Pen and surrounding areas. BEL to replace transmission poles, conduct maintenance of equipment at Independence Substation, and upgrade transformers from Surfside Development to Placencia Village in order to meet the growing demand of power supply in Placencia.

Cayo Cancer Society Gala 2019
The San Ignacio Cancer Society is having their 6th annual Gala fundraiser on Saturday, July 6th, at the Bedran Hall. Contact the Cancer Society for more information and tickets. "Once more we present to you our Belize Cancer Society Annual Gala... All members have tickets for sale. Please support us. Purchase your ticket now! Look forward to our giveaways... And dance the night away!"

US Marines at community relations event in Sarteneja, Corozal
The U.S. Marine Corps Civil Affairs Team collaborated with the Belize Defense Force Senior Civil Affairs Liaison and two volunteers from the Orange Walk Company to support the community relations event in Sarteneja, Corozal, highlighting the solid relationship between our militaries and the close friendship between our people. 345 students received brand new backpacks filled with school supplies, including papers, pens, notebooks, rulers, maps, and folders. The project was funded through the USSOUTHCOM’s Humanitarian Assistance Program.

Corozal Rotary Club Cheap Sale
The Corozal Rotary Club Cheap Sale is joining with Corozal Town council municipal Bazaar on Friday May 31st at Central Park. We are changing our location for your convenience See you there Corozal

Rainbow Town Neighbourhood Watch Meeting
Thursday May 30, 5pm at Rainbow Beach.

Professional Core Module in Sarteneja
To all TOUR GUIDES from Sarteneja Village interested to take the Professional Core Module that will be a requirement to obtain a BTB license. Option 1: 22nd July - 2nd August 2019. Option 2: 5th - 16th August 2019. Requirements: 1. You must be a resident of Sarteneja. 2. You will need to commit for 2 weeks. Free Of Cost Sponsored by MCCAP/BFD. ONLY 25 spaces available for each Session! Interested persons please sign up at SACD office!

BTB Career Week 2019

Kendis Gibson visits San Pedro High School
Thank you Kendis Gibson for inspiring over 500 students of the San Pedro High School today! And a huge thanks to the all of the students and teachers, especially Ms. Conchita Flora, for warmly welcoming Kendis and giving him the center stage on La Isla Bonita!

2019 Belize International Jazz Festival
Start your tour of the 2019 International Jazz Festival on 5th June at Mexican Cultural Institute.

2019 Belize International Jazz Festival
Performance Schedule! Jazz running rampant in June! Choose your date and venue and make it a date.

Nominate your Ocean Hero today!
Oceana Belize is pleased to announce nominations are now open for the 2019 Oceana Ocean Hero Award. This award recognizes and celebrates individuals who go above and beyond to ensure the protection of our oceans. The award is open to individuals throughout Belize with interests in the ocean including: • Teaching and education • On-ground conservation, restoration and rehabilitation work • Project work • Private or individual research Nominees of all ages are accepted, however the individual nominating an Ocean Hero must be 13 years or older. Want to nominate someone? Click here: http://bit.ly/OceanHero2019 DEADLINE: June 30th, 2019

International Museum Day
The Belize House of Culture ( Museum of Belize was today celebrating International Museum Day. Urban schools converged to participate and interact in activities presented by NGO " To'one' Masewaloon from Corozal. To'one Masehualo'on presented about the Yucatec Maya of Belize . The day was productive as we saw the children's participation.

San Pedro Red Cross Blood Drive on Saturday
San Pedro Red Cross has assisted to arrange a blood drive at the San Pedro Poly clinic to assist me with blood needed on Saturday starting at 9am. Please help me you guys im in great need. This Saturday June 1st, 2019.

Channel 7

74 Year Old Husband and Wife Killed In Highway Collision
An elderly couple from San Narciso Village in the Corozal District was killed today when a Freightliner towhead obliterated the Ford Ranger they were in.   It happened at around 2:00 on the Phillip Goldson Highway in front of the San Narciso Community clinic.  The Ranger, driven by 74 year old Mario Chan was northbound turning into the clinic when the southbound Freightliner hit it.   It was a massive collision that literally snapped the small pickup into two.

Carmelita Collision Non Fatal
There was an accident about two hours earlier - also in the north - at mile 46 - near the entrance of Carmelita Village. Fortunately, this one was not fatal. It was a collision between a Ford Explorer and a Mitsubishi Montero Sport. Reports from the scene say that two persons were rushed to the hospital. Again, it was not fatal, and we'll have more on this tomorrow.

Attorney Fighting Extradition On Technicality
Attorney Andrew Bennett was back in Magistrate's Court today continuing his fight to resist an extradition request that the US Government has made against him.  US authorities made that request to the Government of Belize back in 2017. They want him to stand trial for 7 counts of money laundering because they claim to have evidence, that he met with an undercover agent of theirs, and allegedly negotiated the laundering of money for a fictitious drug cartel.  They claim he took payment from them in a backpack, which reportedly contained a quarter of a million dollars in cash. Since the request was made, the Attorney General's Ministry has had a few changes in the attorneys leading the extradition proceedings against Bennett at the Magistrate's Court.

Chessman - Accused of Murder Three Times, Pleads Guilty On The Fourth
28 year-old John Chessman Jr. has asked the Supreme Court for leniency after pleading guilty to manslaughter for the August 2012 shooting death of Jiantao Yang, a Chinese businessman who was robbed and killed in Ladyville. Chessman was originally charged with murder, but he pleaded down to the lesser charge. Viewers may remember the case from August 9th, 2012. Yang was at his business place, E-Bay Supermarket, on Crab Catcher Street in Ladyville. At around 5:00 that evening, Chessman and another man entered the store, held Yang at gunpoint, and ordered that he hand over money. They made their way behind the counter and while Yang was opening the cash register, one of them shot him.

Put A Gun To Grocer's Head
Last night we showed you some hapless robbers on a Saturday misadventure at a Chinese Grocery Store in Belize City.  Fortunately no one was hurt, and the shopkeeper went and ducked behind a cooler.   But, last night in Orange Walk town at Sun Luck store, there was nowhere for 25 year old proprietor Hong Zhen Qiu to hide.  At 7:15, two men stormed in.  One of them grabbed him around the neck and put a knife to his throat, while the other pointed a gun right at his head and demanded money.

Charged For Peninsula Shooting
On yesterday's news, we told you about the shooting in Placencia Village, which left 43 year-old Francis Eiley with injuries to his feet and thumb. Well, the man who police believe was the shooter is 41 year-old Terrence Lopez. Tonight, he's facing two very serious charges.  Investigators arrested and charged him with 1 count of aggravated assault with a firearm, and 1 count of grievous harm. He is expected to be arraigned in the Magistrate's Court tomorrow.   As we reported, police from the village received information of a shooting near Rick's Cafe at around on Monday night. They found Eiley walking to the clinic with those gunshot injuries.

Santa Elana Duo Charged
Two Santa Elena men have been charged for aggravated burglary. They are 24 year old Felipe Guzman and 28 year old Rasheed Hyde. The incident happened on May 14th. The men along with two others who were armed, allegedly held up a farm watchman at mile 44 on the George Price Highway. They tied up 21 year old Juan Garcia, beat him and stole his money. Quick police response led to the detention of one the men which helped them in the case to lay charges. 

Success for Belizean Studies?
Last year the Ministry of Education launched a Belizean Studies pilot project where first form teachers from about 11 schools countrywide taught the new subject. Well, the pilot has concluded and now the Ministry will evaluate the success of the trial run and officially incorporate it the high school curriculum countrywide. Here is more from today's seminar at the Marion Jones Stadium. John Newport - Ministry of Education Director of Quality Assurance Development Services: "The first form pilot we just completed probably a third of the time what you would traditionally think of as history, some of it was environmental studies, some of it was development, some of it was more human based looking at identity..."

Enhancing Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises
Beltraide, along with its partners has launched a new program called the MSME Enhancement program. As the name states, the main focus is to assist micro, small and medium enterprises to becomes more competitive and successful which translates to overall economic growth. Executive Director for Beltraide Leroy Almendarez explained today at the Biltmore. Leroy Almendarez - Executive Director, Beltraide: "The launch is a program called MSME Enhancement program and the whole purpose of it is to benefit micro, small and medium enterprises that is what we launched today..."

Compols Take On The Cops
Last night, we showed you the comments from Police Commissioner Chester Williams who discussed multiple important topics, including his recent trip to Grand Cayman Island to attend a meeting with his regional counterparts in the Association of Caribbean Commissioners of Police. In that press conference, the Commissioner alluded to a pending press release that the ACCP intended to send out as their official position on the April press release from the  Caribbean Federation of Police Welfare Associations. You'll remember it as the one where that Federation called ComPol Williams a dictator for the way he was handling his dispute with Corporal Eldon Arzu, the President of the the Police Association. 

The Case Of Constable Kerr
There are two, sometimes three sides to every story. And that's what Police Constable Leroy Kerr's wife says about the episode where he is seen on camera, carrying a weapon while he is being taunted by a mob. It happened at a Hattieville bar, and Kerr's wife told us that Kerr's very close friend had just gotten beaten down by men in that bar. Kerr allegedly had to fire a warning shot to get the men off his friend - who has since made a police report.  

Craziness In Cattle Landing
Earlier, we showed you a robbery at Sun Luck Store in Orange Walk - where the robbers held a loaded gun right to the storekeeper's head. There's any even more scary surveillance video coming out of Cattle Landing, outside Punta Gorda Town.   At 8:30 last night, three masked men slipped into "D Cattle Landing Palace Store" through the back door, and held up an employee and an older woman. One of the men had a pump action shotgun and the other one carried a machete, while the third male person stood guard at the back door - also with a pump action shotgun. 

Senior Citizen Stabbed Up
Tonight, 67 year-old Frank Arnold, a resident of Neal's Penn Road Extension, is hospitalized at the KHMH, after he was attacked and stabbed near his home last night. Police say that at around 8:50 p.m. yesterday, they found him at the KHMH suffering from multiple stab wounds to various parts of his body. What they've been able to determine so far is that Arnold was riding his bicycle through an unnamed alley behind Neal's Penn Road Extension.

Teaching Students To Prepare For Intruders
If you passed by Nazarene High School around 2:00 this afternoon you might have been alarmed seeing GSU officers chasing after a man into the compound. Fortunately, it wasn't actually a hot pursuit, it was part of an intruder simulation exercise. The school's security director Shihan Ray Kelly told us more about the importance of a school being prepared for such scenarios.

The Hidden Face of Illness
"Let's make healthier choices together" - that was the theme of a health fair held today in downtown Belize City.  Organized by the Belize Cancer Society, the idea was to focus on non communicable diseases.  WE learned about two: cervical cancer and mental illness:.. Sharmane Garcia - BFLA Marketing Officer: "Basically we constantly push education because you could never do enough and we welcome the invitation to these health fairs because we get to meet the population on a different level...."

Courts Gives 10 Grand x 2
Tonight, two Courts customers are ten thousand dollars richer after being selected in an appliance promotion.  All they had to do was buy a Whirlpool appliance between March and April - and they were part of the drawing.  But the first winner didn't know the ten grand was hers until she was called into the store for a routine matter today.  Here's her moment of realization that she had come up, big time:

Preschoolers At Festival
And, we close tonight with the festival of the arts - and highlites from the weekend's golden showcase.

Channel 5

Elderly Couple Perishes in RTA in San Narciso
An elderly couple perished in a deadly collision earlier today in the Corozal District.  Sometime around 1:30 pm, a white Ford Ranger pickup crashed into Freightliner truck in the vicinity [...]

Another Adjournment in Andrew Bennett’s Extradition Hearing
Attorney Andrew Bennett was back in court today where he continued to defend against an extradition request by the U.S. government.  In the courtroom of Chief Magistrate Sharon Frazer this [...]

Bennett Returns to Court on June Fourth
Despite Sylvestre’s objection that the document ought not to be entered into the proceeding, the Chief Magistrate ultimately decided on its admission.   Anthony Sylvestre, Attorney for Andrew Bennett “We [...]

2 More Suspects Charged in Mile 44 Attack
Twenty-four-year-old Felipe Guzman and twenty-eight-year-old Rasheed Hyde, both of a Santa Elena address, have been arrested and charged for aggravated burglary, following an incident near mile forty-four on the George [...]

John Chessman Pleads Guilty to Manslaughter in Killing of Chinese Businesmman
Twenty-nine-year-old John Chessman Junior has pleaded guilty to manslaughter, a lesser charge from the count of murder which he was read in August 2012 for the shooting death of Chinese [...]

Armed Thieves Target Sun Luck Store in Orange Walk Town
Police in Orange Walk are investigating a robbery which occurred on Tuesday night. Sun Luck Store on Zericote Street was targeted by a pair of armed thieves after seven o’clock. [...]

An Elderly Man is Stabbed by Mentally Ill Person
An elderly man remains hospitalized tonight after he was attacked by a mentally ill person. Sixty-seven-year-old Frank Arnold was stabbed three times to the body by Ronald Flowers, aka “Jack,” [...]

A Guatemalan National Escapes an Attempt on His Life
Guatemalan national Edin Ismael Garcia Perez is hospitalized tonight after an attempt on his life on Tuesday night in Armenia Village.  The twenty-year-old was observed with multiple gunshot wounds to [...]

Nazarene High School Prepares Students for Possible Intruder
An intruder found himself on the compound of Nazarene High School in Belize City this afternoon. He was subsequently subdued by two GSU officers as part of a simulation. The [...]

SIB Releases Economic Data for April
The month of April saw a decrease of five point seven percent in imports, while exports went up by as much as eighty-one percent.  The total value of goods brought [...]

Municipalities Receive Exercising Equipment for Public Use
The Ministry of Health wants you to live a healthy lifestyle by not only eating healthy but exercising as well. Minister of Health Pablo Marin on Tuesday handed over exercising [...]

Belizean Studies to be Rolled Out Countrywide
In August, first form students across the country will begin to learn much more about Belize. They will be taught about Belize’s transformations and connections, governance and society and origins [...]

2019 BioBlitz A Success!
Three years ago, Ya’axché Conservation Trust began engaging students from communities within Ya’axché’s focal area, the Maya Golden Landscape, on the importance of biodiversity and conservation through its BioBlitz event. [...]

Government Launches its MSME Enhancement Programme
As a micro or small business entrepreneur, the main objective is to develop your product or service to international standards. But that comes with limitations in terms of capital to [...]

A $3 Million Investment to Make Micro & Small Businesses More Competitive
The Economic Development Council is the bridge between the business community and the government and advocates for and supports policy reform to make it easier to do business in Belize. [...]

The Criteria to Access Benefits from MSME Enhancement Programme
In the second phase of the programme, countrywide consultations will be held with entrepreneurs on steps that must be taken for successful applications. The Small Business Development Centre, an arm [...]

Atlantic Insurance’s Health and Wellness Fair 2019
A health and wellness fair was held today in downtown Belize City. Residents were able to get information on various health conditions and where they can access services. It was [...]

The Reporter

Woman Killed In Traffic Accident In Corozal
The Reporter has been able to confirm that a woman is dead following a terribly traffic accident in San Narciso, Corozal District just moments ago. We are told that when the truck slammed into the pickup she was killed instantly...

Breaking Belize NewsPJ

Francis Fonseca donates to All Saints’ primary school music program
People’s United Party Area Representative in the Freetown constituency, Hon. Francis Fonseca, made a generous contribution […]

OAS divided, passes Nicaragua resolution
The Organization of American States (OAS) passed a resolution today, referencing the ongoing social unrest […]

Security simulation conducted at Nazarene High School
Today, the faculty, staff, and students of Nazarene High School, had a disruption in their […]

Francis Fonseca donates to All Saints’ primary school music program
People’s United Party Area Representative in the Freetown constituency, Hon. Francis Fonseca, made a generous […]

Stemming domestic violence among police officers
Since the start of this year, a number of police officers have been taken before the […]

Police announce zero tolerance plan to fight alcohol consumption and sale
Commissioner of Police Chester Williams has issued an internal memo to his officers on the sale […]

Two men Arraigned for Antelope Street shooting
On Tuesday evening, Jose Vasquez and Jose Rivera were arraigned in court for a shooting […]

Two men from Santa Elena charged for aggravated burglary
Felipe Guzman and Rasheed Hyde, both of Santa Elena town have been charged for aggravated […]

Former murder suspect gunned down in quiet Lucky Strike
Police believe 21-year-old Alejandro Lauriano was a marked man, and it appears he was lured […]

No safe haven in Belize for escapee Joseph Budna, police say
Joseph Budna, 38, is once again on the run from Guatemalan authorities after escaping a […]

Police: Training prevented mass casualties in A&R robbery
Police responding to Saturday morning’s robbery of the A&R store on the Philip Goldson Highway […]

Elderly man critical after last night stabbing
One man is detained after he allegedly stabbed another last night on Neal’s Pen Road. […]

Edin Perez shot multiple times in Armenia, Cayo
As we had previously reported, a man was shot in Armenia, Cayo last night. He […]

All about the kids: Education stakeholders hold roundtable discussions
Today, various organizations that hold an interest in the education sector gathered at the Best […]

BELTRAIDE launches new business support programme
Today, the Belize Trade and Investment Development Service (BELTRIADE) launched a new programme geared towards […]

Hurricane Names 2019
The Atlantic Hurricane season officially opens on June 1 and goes through to November 30. […]

US Southcom donates school supplies to students in Corozal
The United States (US) Marine Corps Civil Affairs Team collaborated with the Belize Defense Force […]

Three masked men rob D Cattle Landing store
Authorities are investigating an armed robbery that occurred last night in Toledo. Businessman, Ruihuan Zhong […]

Two masked men target Orange Walk store
Authorities are investigating an armed robbery that occurred last night in the Louisiana area of […]

Ministry of Health donates exercise equipment to 5 municipalities
Yesterday, Minister of Health, Pablo Marin donated several sets of outdoor exercise equipment to the […]

Residents in Belmopan and surrounding communities participate in Damage Assessment Analysis Workshop
As Hurricane Season 2019 approaches, the National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO) is stepping up its […]

Police reports from the districts: deaths by drowning and rock-throwing
Eighteen-year-old Carlos Reyes apparently drowned in the Belize Old River on Saturday afternoon, near Valley of […]

Robbers target Sun Luck store in OW
Sometime before 8 o’clock last night there was a robbery at Sun Luck Store in […]

BBN’s Zoila Gonzalez goes to Taiwan!
Breaking Belize News journalist Zoila Gonzalez is going to Taiwan! Gonzalez is the Belize delegate of […]

Armenia shooting leaves one injured
Our newsroom has recieved reports of a shooting last night. It reportedly happened just before […]

Caribbean police commissioners talk citizen security
According to Commissioner of Police Chester Williams, Belize has seen for this year the largest decrease […]

LOVE FM

First Micro Small and Medium Enterprises Enhancement (MSME) Program
Today the government launched its first Micro Small and Medium Enterprises Enhancement (MSME) Program. The program aims to reduce the cost of doing business and creating greater operational efficiency, while strengthening the competitiveness of the MSME Sector. The benefits will include the enhanced customs and trade, facilitating measures on select packaging and labelling materials. The …

NEMO Prepares for Hurricane Season
This morning, the Minister of the National Emergency Management, Edmond Castro addressed personnel at a Transportation and Evacuation Planning Session conducted at the NEMO Headquarters in Belmopan. The specific purpose of the session was to discuss Coastal and Mainland Evacuation in the event of a major hurricane. While the hurricane season runs from June to …

57 year old man stabbed and clings to life
The police department has a crime fighting strategy that it hopes will help curb crime and lead to more convictions in court. But prevention is everyone’s responsibility. There are crimes that seem to occur without cause or motive. A sixty seven year old man from Neals Pen Road Extension in Belize City became a victim …

Workout Equipment Donated to Government
The Republic of China (Taiwan) continues to assist Belize in its efforts to promote healthy lifestyles. While Taiwan has assisted in medical, educational and agricultural areas, the country also wants Belizeans to flex their muscles. The Minister of Health Pablo Marin has received several sets of exercise equipment and is distributing them to different municipalities …

ComPol Gets Tough on Alcohol
Yesterday the Commissioner of police said he believed that alcohol was a significant factor that is responsible for more than 50% of deaths in Belize. That’s a bold estimation but to show that he believed alcohol should be targeted by the police department, he told the media that he had sent a memorandum to police …

Ministry of Education to roll-out Belizean Studies in all high schools
A year after the Ministry of Education piloted Belizean Studies in eleven schools, the Ministry is now ready to roll-out the subject in all the high schools. In this regard, a Belizean Studies Seminar is being held today to update educators on the knowledge gained from the pilot project as well as to prepare them …

Consumer Price Index records 0.2 percent inflation for April, 2019
The Statistical Institute of Belize has released the results of the country’s monthly Consumer Price Index (CPI) survey. For April, 2019, the CPI stood at 104.9 percent, which is an increase of 0.2 percent from 104.7 from April, 2018. This means that on average, Belizean households experienced a marginal increase of 0.2 percent in the …

Blogs

My 2019 Summer Aspiration List: Plans for the Slow Season
The long holiday weekend is over and summer has unofficially begun! In the northern climates, the change (pre- vs. post-Memorial Day weekend) seems huge…as days get markedly longer, the weather is warm (rather than snowy) and flip-flops, shorts and tank tops come out of winter hibernation. The difference in Belize is much more subtle. Our most noticeable seasons, from my perspective, are “Tourist season” & “Slow season” which are very similar to “Dry Season” & “Rainy Season”. These Belizean seasons are not black and white. There is no date that all tourists leave or when heavy rains move in. It’s a transition…visitor arrivals slow a bit into the summer and then things are downright sleepy in September and October. So for the past few years, I’ve put together a list – objectives for the summer months when I have a bit more time to get out and about.

International Sourcesizz

OAS, Telefónica and Fundación ProFuturo signs ICT agreements with Latin American and the Caribbean
The Inter-American Telecommunications Commission (CITEL) of the Organization of American States (OAS), Telefónica, and Fundación ProFuturo recently signed two agreements to promote digital inclusion and education in the region, as part of the commitments made in the framework of the TIC 2030 Alliance. The agreement signed with ProFuturo is focused on digital education in Guyana, where 5,435 primary school students and 449 teachers in the country will have access to interactive content and materials to improve their learning experiences. This agreement is part of the first edition of the Program in the Caribbean, in which the OAS is a strategic partner, and which will benefit more than 23,000 children in The Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Guyana and Jamaica.

Brewery Unveils 6-Pack Rings That Feed Sea Turtles Instead of Killing Them
The plastic six-pack rings can severely damage marine life, as they tangle the wings of sea birds, warp the shells of sea turtles, and choke seals. Plastic pollution is a serious issue for the Gulf of Mexico, as it has one of the highest concentrations of marine plastic in the world. However, one brewery in Florida has a solution- bio gradable six-pack rings that can serve as a snack to wildlife, as they are made of wheat and barley.

Belize school makes progress at Penn Relay
Officials at Stann Creek Ecumenical College, the only Belize high school to compete to date in the illustrious Penn Relays Carnival at the Franklin Field Stadium at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, have expressed satisfaction with the school’s performance for the second successive year. “Overall, the results this year were way better than that of last year’s in terms of participation and performance,” said Head Coach Gary Francisco, in an exclusive Caribbean Life interview after his school competed in the games late last month. In addition to the boys’ team, Francisco said a girls’ team competed in the games this year.

Regional co-operation needed in medical cannabis approach
Barbados and other Caribbean countries are being encouraged to form partnerships to tap the lucrative medical cannabis industry. At the same time, one industry expert is predicting that with Barbados having the highest consumption rate of cannabis per capita in the region, this could result in tremendous economic benefits for the country. However, Dr Machel Emanuel, Teaching Assistant in the Department of Life Sciences at the University of the West Indies, Mona Campus, warned that developing the “right legislative framework” would be critical in how much the country benefits.

Videos

  • Fiestarama 2019, .5min. Fiestarama 2019 is coming to Downtown Orange Walk with Mechanical Rides, Games, Food, Drinks & Lots of Entertainment. June 29th & 30th 2019

  • Parasailing over San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize, 14min.

  • ARF Spawning Ghost - Belize Series #3, 6min. Welcome to third installment of PEAK Fishing's Belize Series! This multiple episode fly tying series covers a number of saltwater flies you can tie. In this episode, learn to tie the ARF Spawning Ghost with Al Ritt.

  • Inside the Sanctuary Belize, 11min. Sapodilla Lagoon is a safe hidey-hole for boaters during stormy weather. While seeking shelter, we explored the strange ghost town community of The Reserve aka The Sanctuary Belize. We learned enough to be intrigued enough to research what happened and make this video on it.

  • Travelers Cocktails - colada and daiquiri recipes that featured bananas, 11min. Travellers Cocktails was back to bring the drinks to our fun Friday. Jordan Ramclam, Mixologist for Travellers Liquors Ltd., shared colada and daiquiri recipes that featured bananas.

  • PETAL - Udate, 30min. PETAL is marking its 3rd anniversary this week. Members of the group were our guests to discuss their major accomplishments as well as future plans for the organization. On our couch: Gwen Gentle - Director, PETAL. Ifasina Efunyemi - Secretary, PETAL. Simone Hill - Coordinator/President, PETAL.

  • The Belize Red Cross - preparations for the upcoming hurricane season, 31min. Do you have a family hurricane plan? The Belize Red Cross talked with us about how to be prepared for the upcoming hurricane season. They walked us through the stages of planning and what you should consider in times of emergencies. On set: Fred Hunter Jr. - Focal Point for Disaster Risk Reduction, Belize Red Cross. Feliciana Vernon - Monitoring & Evaluation Officer, Belize Red Cross.

  • Silk Cayes Snorkeling - Placencia, Belize, 4min. Snorkeling with Nurse Sharks and turtles in the Silk Cayes Shot on GoPro HERO7 Black.

  • A Honeymoon in Belize, 28min. Fishing, snorkeling, eating, drinking, and chillin' out on Ambergris Caye.. You betta Belize it!

  • Bull shark infested water in Belize, 5min. Bull shark encounter with cuesta scary.

  • Pine Ridge Forest in Belize, 4.5min. Auf unserer Reise entlang der Panamericana machen wir in Belize einen Abstecher zum Pine Ridge Forest Reserve.

  • Who Cares - Belize, 6min.

  • Belize Spring 2019, 7min.

  • Belize, Turtle on the run, 1min.

  • Travelling from Flores Guatemala to Caye Caulker Belize, 6min. In this episode we travel from the Guatemalan town or Flores to Belize City and onto the Island of Caye Caulker. We share with you our travel day.