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The San Pedro Sun

Belize Submits its Notification to the International Court of Justice
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs announces that notification of the Special Agreement between Belize and Guatemala to submit Guatemala’s territorial, insular and maritime claim to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) of 2008, along with its Protocol of 2015, was deposited to the Registrar of the Court in The Hague, Netherlands, today, June 7, 2019. Article 8 of the Special Agreement as amended provides that the Registrar of the Court shall be notified of the Special Agreement jointly or by either of the Parties within a month after the referendum in each country has approved submission of the dispute to the ICJ. Guatemala notified the ICJ of the Special Agreement after it successfully held its referendum on April 15, 2018.

Ministry of Human Development Seeks to Redefine Poverty
The Ministry of Human Development, Social Transformation and Poverty Alleviation is this week hosting its fourth event in the 2018-2019 Social Protection Conferences Series. The five-day conference is being held under the theme “Poverty: Dollars to Dimensions” and takes place in Belize City (June 3-4) and Belmopan (June 5-7). This latest conference aims to increase national understanding of poverty as an experience of multiple hardships that poor people face in their daily lives. It will also introduce the Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) and will seek to reach a national consensus on the purpose and structure of a national MPI for Belize, taking into consideration the dimensions and indicators that are best to characterize poverty in our local context.

Misc Belizean Sources

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Banning all sugary drinks from primary and secondary school levels
The Ministry of Health is currently working hand in hand with the Ministry of Education to present a Cabinet paper seeking to ban ALL sugary drinks from primary and secondary school levels. Sugar and its' abuse is now a major public health concern and is providing an increasing burden on the health system and with rising prevalence rates of obesity, diabetes and hypertension, it is a major cause for concern. However, all this starts from home - what are we doing to eliminate sugars from our diets at home?

Nestor Vasquez jr. Dies after Attack in Police Cell
Nestor Vasquez junior has passed away. On Thursday, 6th of June, Vasquez was in a holding cell number two at the Queen Street Police Station on a common assault charge. Vasquez, 60 years old, was known to have mental health concerns and officers decided to place a man (Collin Francis), whose mental capacity was exposed to the court after he had severely stabbed a nurse at a mental facility, inside the same cell with Vasquez.

National Song Competition 2019
The September Celebrations Committee is calling for submissions for the 2019 National Song Competition. The deadline for song submissions is July 12th. "Finals Saturday, August 10th in Corozal Town @ 8PM!"

BTB at Caribbean Week
It is safe to say that it was a successful week in New York City for Belize at Caribbean Week. Here's a snapshot of some of the meetings with media and tourism partners.

BTB Digital Marketing Summit 2019 · Hosted by Belize Tourism Board
The Belize Tourism Board’s (BTB) Digital Marketing Summit is a hub of inspiration and insights by some of the top professional marketers in their respective fields. As tourism digital marketers today, we face more challenges and greater marketing demands than ever before. The reality is to “do more with less, utilizing new technologies,” this is no small feat, indeed. To succeed, we must rethink our marketing strategies and avoid the hurdles that impede such progress. As tourism marketers, there are numerous avenues to utilize for greater qualitative and quantitative measurement of progress and success. With keynotes from influential marketing leaders you can be on-your-way to becoming the cutting-edge marketer that this digital era demands; join us!

Two Charged in Triple Homicide
Reference the triple murder of: Alarice Anderwin. Vidal Antonio Yuman Cacho. and Maria DeIrma Juarez Lucas. on June 9th, 2019, Police formally arrested and charged Kyle Zetina 24-year-old, Belizean construction work of a Mahogany Heights address, and Shawn Flores 18-year-old, Belizean unemployed of a Sun Set Park address, for three counts of Murder. During the investigation. Police was able to recover a firearm believed to have been used in the commission of the crime and other items believed to have been stolen during the commission of the crime.

Channel 5

TRIPLE MURDER ARREST UPDATE
Reference the triple murder of: Alarice Anderwin, Vidal Antonio Yuman Cacho, and Maria Delfina Juarez Lucas, on June 9th, 2019, Police formally arrested and charged Kyle Zetina 24- year-old, Belizean construction work of a Mahogany Heights address, and Shawn Flores 18- year-old, Belizean unemployed of a Sun Set Park address, for three counts of Murder. During the investigation, Police was able to recover a firearm believed to have been used in the commission of the crime and other items believed to have been stolen during the commission of the crime.

Fire in Mango Creek Village
A small wooden structure was destroyed by fire this afternoon. It happened in Mango Creek Village. There are no reports of any injuries. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

The Reporter

2 Men Detained In Connection With Triple Homicide
Police have confirmed the arrest and formal charging of Kyle Aswan Zetina, 24 and Shawn Flores, 18. Both men face three counts of murder for the deaths of Alarice Andrewin, Vidal Yuman and Maria Lucas.

Mr. Barrow’s Fourth Term
By Lloyd Jones – “Whenever the Governor-General has occasion to appoint a Prime Minister he shall appoint a member of the House of Representatives who is the leader of the political party which commands the support of the majority of the members of that House…”

Start With Yourself
By: Neri O. Briceño – The awful condition in Belize and especially the crime and violence situation will never change unless we do something about it. Don’t expect a foreigner to change it. No NGO, no attorney, no Police, no government, no PUP, UDP, VIP, no community leader, no media, no religion and definitely no politician.

PACT, SEA & Getch – Saving South Silk Caye
On Tuesday, June 4th. Protected Areas Conservation Trust (PACT) Executive Director Nayari Diaz Perez and GETCH Foundation Executive Director Jesse Robinson signed an agreement which will see both organizations, aided by the reserve manager Southern Environmental Association (SEA), collaborating on a project to save South Silk Caye off the coast of Placencia.

Man Detained After Shooting Incident
Eric Hernandez, 21, a fisherman of Dangriga Town remains under observation at the Southern Regional Hospital for a gunshot wound to his left upper shoulder. Hernandez was shot around 7:25 a.m June 9th while walking by the North Riverside Area in Dangriga.

Breaking Belize NewsPJ

Commissioner Williams reports major progress in murder investigation of Alarice Andrewin and two of her friends
Moments ago, Police Commissioner Chester Williams issued a statement providing an update on the investigation […]

Shooting in Dangriga leaves one man injured
One man is detained and another is hospitalized following a shooting in Dangriga, Stann Creek […]

Two arrested for triple homicide
Police have charged two men for last week’s triple murder. The accused are Kyle Aswan […]

Police need help in identifying elderly woman
The Belize Police Department is asking the public’s assistance in locating the family of an […]

Simone Biles debuts new moves ahead of return to competition
Already among the most decorated gymnasts ever, 22-year-old Simone Biles is showing no signs of […]

Man, 21, caught red-handed trying to burglarize woman’s house
Manuel Diaz, 21, of Gardenia, Belize District, was caught red-handed trying to get into a […]

Vasquez family denounces police, demands compensation
The family of Nestor Vasquez Jr., the detainee brutally beaten in the Queen Street Police […]

Warm weather, partly cloudy skies expected today
The latest forecast from the National Meteorological Service calls for warm temperatures throughout the day […]

What Belize can learn from Singapore
Belize, while still a small young developing nation has many obvious challenges, some more challenging […]

International Sourcesizz

Biles unveils groundbreaking gymnastics moves
With the culminating event of the 2019 gymnastics season still more than four months away, four-time Olympic champion Simone Biles has made one thing clear: she's still the queen. The American took to social media to share two new tumbling passes she is working on. The first: her signature move, the Biles (a double layout with a half twist in the second somersault) directly into a front layout. The second pass was a triple twisting, double back flip. Neither pass has ever been competed by a woman. Biles was the first to compete the double layout with a half twist internationally, having the element named in her honour after successfully executing it during the 2013 World Gymnastics Championships in Antwerp, Belgium. Now, six years later, she appears set to make history again adding a punch layout to the pass. Of the two passes posted Tuesday, this was the one executed on the traditional floor exercise mat, notably with a mat marking the out of bounds lines.

Caribbean anti-corruption bodies agree measures to bolster work
Anti-corruption organisations of the Commonwealth Caribbean have agreed to a number of actions to strengthen their work and have highlighted the need to maintain their independence, impartiality and professionalism, to further enhance their effectiveness. The Commonwealth Caribbean Association of Integrity Commissions and Anti-Corruption Bodies held its fifth Annual Regional Conference in the Cayman Islands from June 3rd to 7th under the theme ‘Transforming Words into Action: Revitalising the Fight Against Corruption’.

Videos

  • Panerrifix Steel Band at the Jazzfest, 35min.

  • Can You Hear by Kelsie, 6.5min. Kelsie Franklin hits it out of the park with her vocals and beautiful melody in her newest release, Can You Hear. Powerful voice, and song. Definitely worth a listen.

  • Island Hunters S04E17 | June (09, 2019) Seeking Privacy In Belize, 23min.

  • Chetumal Xtreme Cage - Chetumal Vs Belize, 4min. Chetumal Xtreme Cage - Belize's very own Juan Hernandez’s epic win

  • Belize Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary, 4min.

  • Rio Frio Cave in Belize, 1.5min.

  • Our trip to San Pedro, Belize, 15min. Our trip to San Pedro, Belize to visit my mom this year!

  • Hopkins Belize to La Ceiba Honduras - What a trip !! | Backpacking Central America, 23min. What a crazy travel day as we leave the coastal town of Hopkins in Belize and continue heading south towards La Ceiba in Honduras. Things don't quite go according to plan - which happens quite often in Central America. We take a chicken bus to Punta Gorda located at the south of Belize and take a boat over to Puerto Barrios in Guatemala. We stay in a lovely hostel there called El Castillo before getting an early shuttle to the town of La Ceiba in Honduras. We were aiming to get the boat across to the island of Utila however travel days don't always go according to plan !!

  • BELIZE SCUBA DIVING APRIL 2014, 5min.

  • BARACUDA TAG in BELIZE, 1.5min. Playing tag with a local Cuda at Mexico rock, Ambergris Caye, Belize.

  • Gangnam style MAYA, 3min. Gangnam style adopted in the Yucatec Maya language.