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The San Pedro Sun
Belize Medical Associates San Pedro Clinic to open on Jun 17th, take a look inside!
BMA Medical Chief Dr. Victor Rosado shared with The San Pedro Sun that the developers of Grand Caribe approached them with the idea of installing a clinic here on the island. “We liked the concept, and then the building was designed perfectly for a clinic. We decided that it would be a great thing to do,” he said. BMA also believes that by having specialists available on the island will help the patient by saving them time from traveling to the mainland; and thus, saving time away from work. Their main goal is to help augment the services that are already provided at local facilities. Dr. Rosado added, “Our pharmacy at the clinic will consist of three pharmacists, who will be able to assist island residents/visitors with more efficient information about their medication.” Dr. Sersland invites all island residents and visitors to visit them at the new clinic and check out all the services they have to offer to the community.
San Pedro Tiger Sharks are the NEBL Champions!
San Pedro Tiger Sharks are the 2019 National Elite Basketball League (NEBL) Champions after defeating the Mirage/Smart Belize Hurricanes in the fifth game of the finals with a 72-65 score on Friday, June 7th at the Angel Nuñez Auditorium in San Pedro Town. The 2019 NEBL Champions took home the coveted first place trophies and $20,000 cash prize. Meanwhile, the sub-champions walked away with a second place trophy. This win marks the San Pedro Tiger Sharks’ third NEBL Championship in the past six years having risen as top teams in both 2014 and 2015.
Costa Maya Festival Committee presents delegates from Mexico and Panama
Over a month away, the committee behind the anticipated International Costa Maya Festival – Reignited is excited to announce the delegated representing Mexico and Panama for the 2019-2020 Miss Costa Maya Pageant. Scheduled for Friday, July 26th the pageant will see eight beauty ambassadors from Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, and Panama vying for the title of Reina de la Costa Maya. Following the pageant the festival will continue on Saturday, July 27th with Noche Internacional with live performance but none other than Belize’s punta king, Supa G! Supa G will set the stage for this year’s international artist, Becky G.
100 San Pedro High Seniors Receive Diplomas At 43rd Graduation
Founded in 1971 San Pedro High has grown by leaps and bounds. After its first graduation of ten students, this past Sunday, June 8, 2019, SPHS marched 100 students up the aisle of the Rafael Angel Nuñez Auditorium in Graduation and Commencement exercises.
The Salutatory address was delivered by Ivanna Nuñez and the Vote of Thanks by Gaven Zapata, who had the second and third highest cumulative marks in the class, respectively. Honor student with the highest cumulative average who delivered the Valedictory address was Miguel Hancock. Guest speaker was an inside teacher, Mr. Paul Kelly, just back from his studies after obtaining his Master's Degree.
Global Sustainable Tourism Council Assessment Conducted In Belize City
The Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation (MTCA), the Belize Tourism Board (BTB) and the Belize Tourism Industry Association through the World Wildlife Fund partnered with the George Washington University International Institute of Tourism Studies to conduct a Sustainable Destination Assessment for Belize City, using the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) sustainable tourism criteria.
San Pedro Tiger Sharks 2019 NEBL Champions
On Friday, June 7, 2019, The San Pedro Tiger Sharks played against Mirage Smart Belize Hurricanes at the Rafael Angel Nunez auditorium and swept away their third National Elite Basketball League Crown with a score of 72-65.
Tiger Sharks led the game although it was a though one as they had though competition as the Hurricanes were also seeking their third league championship. In the end the Tiger Sharks came out victorious and thanked all their fans for their unconditional and wavering support. Congratulations to the San Pedro Tiger Sharks!!!!
Misc Belizean Sources
RISING BELIZEAN FOOTBALL SENSATION IN AMERICA!
Belizean football rising sensation in the United States, Rybert McNab, is the son of former Belizean football player, Francis McNab, of Belize and he has been making some positive and outstanding moves as a soccer player in Long Beach, California.
McNab recently signed a four year university contract to play soccer (football) at Belhaven University in the United States. He may be the first Belizean to play soccer for a four year division university in the U.S.
He has started preseason training and has told "Belize Sport Tops" at "Belizean Legends" that he is doing this incredible athletic work on the behalf of his country Belize and for his proud dad who has instilled deep hope in him that he can be the best he can in American soccer.
International Day of Yoga in Corozal
Come join us Corozal Town Thursday June 20th for the International Day of Yoga . Everyone is invited . Yoga is for all ages, body types, genders and finess levels.
169 Graduate at Escuela Secundaria Técnica México
in Corozal held its 33rd Graduation Commencement Exercises for the Class of 2019. Our media shack joins in extending our most sincere congratulations to the 87 girls and 82 boys who graduated from this wonderful high school institution. Congratulations to the entire school faculty. Special invited guest was Mexico's Ambassador to Belize, Carlos Quesnel.
Underwater Pipeline installation June 10-13 in San Pedro
Belize Water Services hereby advises all mariners that works will be conducted in San Pedro to install an underwater pipeline crossing on the seafloor from Boca Del Rio to San Mateo, starting Monday, June 10, 2019 until Thursday, June 13, 2018.
Mariners are being advised that vessels will be restricted to navigate within this area on Thursday, June 13, 2019. Extreme caution and adherence to the NO WAKE zone will be enforced by the Belize Port Authority for the duration of the installation of the underwater pipeline crossing.
BWS apologizes for any inconvenience caused.
BTB at Experience Latin America 2019
Belize was proudly represented at this year's Experience Latin America in London. The event showcases the very best Latin American product and connects key European buyers with exclusive exhibitors.
Tour Guide Licenses expire on July 31
Please be advised that all Tour Guide Licenses expire on July 31, 2019. Applications for renewal are now being accepted at BTB's Belize City and San Pedro Offices.
Application forms can be downloaded here: http://bit.ly/2ZkwdFw
Learn the Yucatec Maya Language
Belize Ko'one'ex Kanik Maaya T'áan
Belize let's learn Yucatec Maya . The language of our grandparents .
Police looking for suspect
The Commissioner of Police, Mr. Chester C. Williams is seeking the assistance of the general
public in identifying the individual whose photograph is enclosed. This person may be able to
assist the police in an ongoing investigation.
If you have any information of the whereabouts or identity of this individual, please call the
Commissioner of Police, Chester C. Williams at 610-5716, or Alejandro Cowo at 602-8683, or
All information that is shared will be kept in the highest level of confidentiality.
PSE Results are in!
Congratulations to all who successfully sat the examination and especially to this year's top performers.
Corozal Carnaval Committee Important Meeting
June 13, 4pm at the CorozalTown Council Conference Room
Wildtracks releases loggerhead turtle
Wildtracks Update: We say a fond farewell to Oasis, the loggerhead turtle that has been with us since she came in with injuries at the end of last year. She has made a full recovery - and is now back in the wild.... FREE!
It has been a collaboration getting her this far - from the local fisherman who rescued her to the rangers from Sarteneja Alliance for Conservation and Development - Belize, who brought her to Wildtracks...to then take her today towards her release site. To the staff of Hol Chan Marine Reserve, especially Kirah Forman Castillo, tagged her and then took her to the reef to release her.
Benque Fiesta 2019
The 2019 Benque Fiesta is just over a month away. They'll have live music, DJ's, rides, food, sports, and much more. The Flor de la Feria pageant kicks off the celebration on the 12th of July, and it goes through the 14th.
"You are all invitede to join us for the Benque Fiesta 2019. Save the dates for you and the family. Be sociable and share!"
BELIZE CRUZO'OB MAYA: THE CHILDREN OF REBELLION
"General May sold out to the Mexicans."
The Yucatec Maya group known as the Cruzo'ob Maya were one of the main protagonist of the Maya social War wrongly called the Caste war . The Cruzo'ob Maya mantained a good relationship with the British since they bought weapons from them . The British even recognized the Maya nation of Chan Santa Cruz as independent but all this ended when the British Government assigned Sir Spenser St. John to disentangle Her Royal Majesty's Government from the Maya free state. In 1893, HRMG signed the Spenser Mariscal Treaty, which ceded the Maya free state's lands to Mexico and a border was created without asking the indigenous Maya .
Big Break in Triple Murder Case: Police Charge Two Men
2 men have been charged for the chilling mile 10 triple murder. Those men are 24 year old Mahogany Heights resident Kyle Zetina and 18 year old Sunset Park Community resident Shawn Flores. They were both arraigned this evening on 3 counts of murder. As we have reported, On June 4th, well known acting principal of Excelsior High Alarice Andrewin -, her friend, naturalized Belizean Vidal Antonio Yuman, and his friend from Guatemala, Maria Delfina Juarez were all shot and killed inside Andrewin's home. Their hands were bound with pieces of cloth and a pair of socks in one case, or in another case, bound with duct tape. All three of their feet were tied with a single hundred foot extension chord. Andrewin was shot twice to head and the other two received a single bullet to the head. It's a heinous and calculated act of violence and today at the police press briefing, Commissioner Chester Williams and his team told us more about the progress they have made so far but said that there are still more loose ends in this case.
Nestor Vasquez Jr. dies, Family Blame Police
Tonight, Jules Vasquez and his family are still trying to come to terms with the death of their loved one, Nestor Vasquez Jr. As we told you on Friday, Vasquez was detained on Thursday morning at the Queen Street police station for a trespass charge. In the afternoon, police then placed Vasquez, who is mentally ill in cell number 2 with inmate Colin Francis, who is a dangerously violent mentally ill man. Police knew the history of these two men and still placed them in a cell which resulted in the vicious attack on Vasquez - it is a decision that ultimately led to Vasquez's death on Saturday night. Today, Jules Vasquez told us more about Vasquez's fatal injuries and gave us a snapshot of the series of event that led to the cell block beat down.
Police Commissioner Commits to Delivering Justice For Nestor Vasquez Jr.
Now as we told you on Friday, Commissioner of Police Chester Williams sent out a release condemning the negligence of the officers on duty and he took swift action in placing the officers on interdiction. Today at the police briefing, Williams re-iterated the action he is taking in this case and admitted that the police officers failed to follow proper protocol. Williams also committed to constructing a padded cell for mentally ill patients.
Chester Williams, Commissioner of Police:
"As we have reported last week, the police department considered the actions of the police who were working the cell block, as well as that of the executive duty officer on duty at the time..."
Security Guard killed on the Job
A Haitian Triple A security guard was murdered early Saturday morning at the Foam Factory on the George Price Highway. He was on duty when a couple thieves attacked him, choked him to death then broke into the building. Courtney Weatherburne has more on this burglary turn murder.
Close friends and members of the Haitian community were shocked when they heard the news of Jacques Wilder's murder.
Voice of: Family Friend:
"So I woke up but I dint know that it was something unthinkable so I woke up, I wasn't frightened. I just have this positive mind that nothing is wrong, maybe they jack him or maybe they stole something from him so I woke up. I go to take a shower and a little bit after the supervisor called me and he say come and I say okay I am coming and when I got there that is when I get the news you know."
Calaney Flowers Acquitted of Murder of Baby Daddy
Viewers may remember the March 2017 acquittal of Calaney Flowers. Just over 2 years ago, she walked out of the court room of the retired judge, Justice Troadio Gonzalez, a free woman after he found her not guilty of both murder and attempted murder.
Back in August of 2012, she was charged with these offenses for the accident which led to the death of her baby's father, 29 year-old Lyndon Morrison, and the severe injuries suffered by Sochyl Sosa, who was Morrison's new girlfriend at the time.
On the night of August 28th, 2012, Morrison and Sosa were traveling on Freetown Road in Belize City on his red Suzuki motorcycle. They were passing in front of Central Assembly of God Church, when Flowers knocked them down with her car.
Police Quickly Catch Culprit after Mile 3 Burglary
There was another burglary this weekend, it happened last night at the Solid Waste Transfer Station at mile 3 on the Western Highway. Fortunately no one was killed in this case. The burglars entered the compound through the back fence. They broke into the building through the back door, ransacked the place, stole several items and then drove off. Well, police say they did not even know about that burglary when they intercepted the same burglars who fired at police near Fabers Road. It is only until after they caught the driver that they got the call of that break in. Police told us more.
Power Punch Saves Ladyville Man's Life
So, while police moved quickly to intercept the vehicle with those stolen items from Belize Waste Control, they must looked for a gunman who nearly shot 34 year-old Alrick Smith twice in the head.
The Ladyville resident was grazed twice after he got into a scuffle with a masked gunman, who came to kill him. It happened at around 11 o'clock last night on Pigeon street, when Smith was walking toward Perez Road. That's when the masked shooter tried to ambush him, but according to Smith, he saw when the man pulled out a gun and pointed it at him.
Old Beef Escalates to Shooting in Dangriga
There was also another shooting yesterday which happened in Dangriga Town, and Police Commissioner Chester Williams told the media what they know about the incident so far:
"Yesterday morning around 6:45 thereabout, police responded to an incident on Riverside Street, Dangriga Town. Upon arrival, they met one Tyrone Flores suffering from a single gunshot injury to the shoulder. He was taken to the Southern Regional Hospital where he was admitted for treatment in a stable condition. He reported to the police that he was on Riverside Street when he was accosted by a lone gunman who fired one shot at him causing the said injury. Police have since detained one individual and that person is expected to be charged sometime today with the crime of attempted murder."
The Good News and Bad News of PSE Results
The 2019 PSE scores are in and the results are more of the same. Most of the over 7000 students who sat the exam received scores within the "E" range, which translates to an "Inadequate" performance according to the Ministry's grading scale. While there was some minor fluctuation in the students' performance, the
The average English score was 56.7%, a 1% increase from last year.
The Math scores also saw a 1% increase, with students averaging about 54%.
Students were most successful in Social Studies, receiving an average grade of 64.2%, the highest of the individual subject scores.
Correction to SWMA Burglary Story
And....a correction to a story we ran earlier about an armed robbery at Belize Waste Control. Police told us that's where it happened and you heard the COMPOL say it - but it actually happened at the Solid Waste Management Authority which is a compound right beside Waste Control.
Man Charged for following "Wrong Crowd"
Police are attempting to prosecute another Belize City man for allegedly being a member of a criminal gang.
He's 21 year-old Duesbury Bowen, a construction worker of 26 Rocky Road, and today, he was arraigned before Senior Magistrate Aretha Ford on the offense of being a member of gang. He pleaded not guilty to the charge, and he was denied bail, and remanded to the Belize Central Prison until September 18th, his next court date.
No Turning Back: Journey to ICJ Begins
On Friday we told you how Belize has formally started the countdown to the ICJ by submitting the Special Agreement to the Registrar of the Court. That happened on Friday, in the Hague, Netherlands. It now means that Guatemala will present its case, which is called a memorial within 1 year of Friday, June 7th, 2020. Belize will then have 1 year to respond.
Guatemala's Foreign Minister, Sandra Jovel was also at the ICJ on Friday to comply with Guatemala's requirements before the court. She also presented their Agent and the Coagent.
The Social Security Deficit Remedy
As we told you last week, it's official now, Social Security's new schedule of deductions is going into effect on July first. The business and labour groups have given their stamps of approval and so has Cabinet.
Employers have now gotten the notice of how much more they will have to pay, and to deduct from salaries for the Social Security Board.
The new package will be outlined to the press at a session tomorrow, We learned today that the changes take the insurable benefits coverage from $320.00 dollars to $520 dollars - but, it will be phased in over two years.
Health Officials Tackle Medication Addiction
On last week Thursday's newscast, we showed you part 2 of Courtney Weatherburne's investigation into the life of recovering alcoholics. These are Belizeans who fight the urge every second of every day to stay away from drinking, due to the very harmful effects it has had on their personal lives, and their relationships with family members.
Local law enforcement and health authorities continue grapple with the seemingly impossible task of reversing the culture of excess. At the same time, they have to keep a watchful eye on the possible abuse of other drugs.
Adios! Aero Mexico
In November of last year, Aero Mexico made its inaugural flight from Mexico City to
Belize - and it was hailed as a major breakthrough to an airline with many direct flights
to Europe. But, faster than you can say "CDMX", it seems Aero Mexico's Belize connect has gone muy frio, muy pronto. Unconfirmed reports tell us that after taking the usual summer break when flights are suspended - Aero Mexico will not resume its Belize flight as expected in November.
Celebrating the Deep Blue
World Oceans Day was Saturday, celebrated under the theme"Gender and the Oceans".
In Belize, OCEANA led the observation by deploying its Wavemakers across the country to do Beach cleanups in Corozal, Caye Caulker, Hopkins, Snake Caye and Punta Negra among many other activities, such as Art Sessions, and School presentations.
Kyle Zetina and Shawn Flores are Arrested for Triple Murder
Twenty-four-year-old Kyle Zetina and eighteen-year-old Shawn Flores are tonight on remand at the Belize Central Prison after being arraigned earlier today on the principal charges of murder. Both men are [...]
Nestor Vasquez Junior Succumbs to Injuries After Deadly Beat Down in Holding Cell
Sixty-year-old Nestor Vasquez Junior, the namesake son of B.T.L. Chairman Nestor Vasquez and elder sibling of broadcaster Jules Vasquez, succumbed to injuries he received inside a holding cell last Thursday. [...]
How We Treat Mental Health in Belize
While the Vasquez family, through attorney Leslie Mendez, issued a statement on Friday criticizing the police for negligence, it is expected that legal action will be taken against the department. [...]
ComPol Admits to Liability in the Death of Nestor Vasquez Jr.
Commissioner of Police Chester Williams has weighed in on the issue and admits that the department failed in safeguarding the rights of Nestor Vasquez. While disciplinary action has been taken [...]
Haitian Security Guard Murdered in the City
A Haitian national who recently migrated to Belize for work was murdered on Saturday morning. Jacques Wilder was on duty, working as a security guard at Foam Factory on the [...]
Masked Gunman shoots Ladyville Resident
A gunman fired two shots a Ladyville resident on Sunday night. Luckily for Alrick Smith, he narrowly escaped with his life when he came under attack while walking along Pigeon [...]
Tyrone Flores is Shot in the Culture Capital
A resident of Dangriga is lucky to have escaped grave injury, following an attempt on his life on Sunday morning. Tyrone Flores, according to police, may have been the victim [...]
Armed Robbery Leads to Shootout; 1 Person Detained
There was an armed robbery at the solid waste transfer station located off mile three on the George Price Highway. Armed robbers entered the compound and stole an undisclosed amount [...]
Another Alleged George Street Gang Member behind Bars
Another alleged George Street gang member is behind bars after he pleaded not guilty to the charge. He is Marvin Phillips; a resident of Belama area in Belize City. This [...]
Heavy Machine Operator Charged for Handling Stolen Goods
A heavy machine operator from Belize City is out on bail tonight after he was caught using a vehicle license sticker belonging to the Belize City Council. David Tillett was [...]
More Controls needed for Controlled Drugs
The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime opened a two-day workshop today to discuss how to improve the regulation of controlled drugs by strengthening legislation, institute regulations and implement [...]
P.S.E. Results are in!
The Primary School Examination results are in. Today, the Ministry of Education released the full report on how students performed for this year’s P.S.E. – but before we get into [...]
World Oceans Day 2019 – Gender and the Oceans
June eighth was celebrated as World Oceans Day 2019 under the theme “Gender and the Oceans.” Hundreds of Belizeans countrywide carried out different activities as they joined the international community [...]
Sports Stats with James Adderley
Good evening, I’m James Adderley and this is Sports Monday. [Highlights of the weekend in sports...]
2 Men Charged With Triple Murder – On Parade At Court House
Kyle Zetina, 24, and Shawn Flores, 18, both of Mahogany Heights were this afternoon remanded to the Belize Central Prison on three counts of murder.
The two are accused of last week’s triple homicide of Excelsior High School Acting Principal, Alarice Andrewin, security guard Vidal Yuman and Maria Juarez.
Robbery At Belize Waste Control – Shootout With Police
There was a robbery at the Belize Waste Control office last night around 11:15pm. A security guard at the compound told Police he was tied up by four men who stole his phone.
Breaking Belize News
Another accused gang member in court
Marvin Anthony Philips, 20, is behind bars after being accused of being a member of the […]
Fun, sun and lots of lobster: Lobster Fest 2019 coming to Placencia
Belizeans and tourists alike are getting ready for one of the largest events on Belize’s […]
What’s killing the fish down south?
There are environmental concerns coming out of southern Belize this week, as a large number […]
Michael Salazar is joining the Houston Dynamo Football Club
Belizean football player, Michael Salazar has signed as forward for the Houston Dynamo Football Club. […]
Belize to participate in Fuerzas Comando Military competition
Belize is one of 20 countries that will be participating in the Fuerzas Comando 2019 […]
COMPOL seeks public’s assistance in locating this person
Commissioner of Police, Chester Williams, is seeking the assistance of the public in identifying the […]
Five Twin-Town students top PSE scores
Five students from San Ignacio and Santa Elena achieved high scores on the 2019 Primary […]
Alrick Smith escapes from masked gunman
Ladyville resident, Alrick Smith, is alive after an attempt on his life over the weekend. […]
Eric Hernandez shot in Dangriga
Just before 7 o’clock yesterday morning there was a shooting in Dangriga, Stann Creek. Eric […]
2 fishermen charged for illegal possession of lobster during closed season
On June 5, 2019, officers from the Turneffe Atoll Sustainability Association Conservation embarked on a […]
San Pedro Lobster fest coming soon!
The annual San Pedro Lobster festival is scheduled to commence on Thursday, June 13 and […]
Taiwan’s ICDF projects in Belize
The Taiwan International Cooperation and Development Fund (ICDF) is a Government funded program that is […]
Warm weather to continue
Warm and mostly dry conditions are forecasted for today. Skies are expected to be mostly […]
Shootout between Police and Armed Robbers in Belize City
There was a shooting early this morning in Belize City. It occurred in the vicinity […]
Stopping the abuse of controlled drugs
A two day workshop on rational use of controlled medication commenced today. The workshop deals with abuse of controlled medication and ways to combat it. Samira Gongora, the acting technical advisor for the pharmacy unit at the Ministry of Health told us more about the workshop and drug abuse in Belize. Samira Gongora: “We want …
Two men charged for Triple Murder
The police department had made a serious commitment to find the killers of of 44-year-old, Alarice Andrewin, a school principal, 39 year old Vidal Yuman and 19-year-old, Maria Delfina Lucas Juarez. Juarez, a Guatemalan national had come to visit her boyfriend Yuman, a naturalized Belizean. The couple were looking for a better life in Belize …
Police say Two men lucky to be alive after being shot in separate incidents
There were two minor shooting incidents that occurred over the weekend. Luckily none of the injured persons were seriously hurt. According to the police, 34 year old Alrick Smith, a Ladyville resident was quite lucky to be grazed twice on the head. A.S.P Alejandro Cowo – Head C.I.B. Belize City: “Last night just after 11 …
Another 15k winner of Scratch & Win
Another family has won fifteen grand simply by scratching a winning ticket. The Georgetown family decided to try their luck on Friday and, today, the daughter of the winner, Keandra Fernandez, stopped by our studio to tell us how it all went down. Keandra Fernandez – Daughter of the Winner: “It was Friday, she purchased …
Excelsior High holds Candlelight Vigil for slain Principal
On Sunday night at 6 p.m. the students, staff and faculty members of Excelsior High School held a candle light vigil for the acting principal Alarice Andrewin who was killed in that tragic triple homicide. Love News spoke to Sean Martinez, the Acting Vice Principal, Excelsior High School at the event which was held at …
Security Guard murdered for $150 burglary
Haitian National, Jacques Jean Wilder moved to Belize a year ago. For the past three months, he worked as a security guard for Triple A Security fpr the past three months. He was stationed at the Foam Factory on the George Price Highway. He went on duty at 6 p.m. on Friday night and he …
Longsworth: minimal improvement in PSE results
If you would judge by the way young people are grammatically incorrect on social media on many occasions, you would think that English is lost to the young generation. The PSE results for 2019, however, is showing some improvements in this subject. As a matter of fact, the PSE report, notes, quote, “More students in …
2019 PSE results officially released
The Primary School Examination results for 2019 have officially been released and by now many are aware that the top performer came for a school out west. While many are still trying to figure out what went wrong or what went right with their grades, Jasmine Espat, who attends St. Andrew Anglican Primary School in …
Nestor Vasquez Jr. Dies from Injuries in Police Station Cell
60-year-old, Nestor Vasquez Junior passed away on Saturday night just before ten o’clock. Vasquez was admitted due to stab injuries he sustained inside a police holding cell at the Queen Street Police Station. He was being detained for common assault and was sharing a cell with Collin Francis who is known as a mental patient …
Court of Appeals will hear case against Calaney Flowers
It has been over two years since Calaney Flowers was acquitted of the murder of her ex-boyfriend, Lyndon Morrison, and the attempted murder of Morrison’s girlfriend, Sochyl Sosa. It is alleged that Flowers hit Morrison and his girlfriend with her car as he drove his motorcycle on Freetown Road in August 2012. Today, Flowers was …
Belize Waste Control burglarized but company denies incident occurred
Early this morning police officers were engaged in a shootout along Krooman Road, adjacent to Faber’s Road. The Belize City police officers were patrolling the area when they encountered a white sport utility vehicle. At the time they were unaware that the men inside the vehicle had just burglarized Belize Waste Control …
ANCIENT MAYA: TROPHIES MADE FROM HUMAN SKULLS SHED LIGHT ON MYSTERY COLLAPSE OF CIVILIZATION
Two trophy skulls, recently discovered by archaeologists in the jungles of Belize, may help shed light on the little-understood collapse of the once powerful Classic Maya civilization.
The defleshed and painted human skulls, meant to be worn around the neck as pendants, were buried with a warrior over a thousand years ago at Pacbitun, a Maya city. They likely represent gruesome symbols of military might: war trophies made from the heads of defeated foes.
Both skulls are similar to depictions of trophy skulls worn by victorious soldiers in stone carvings and on painted ceramic vessels from other Maya sites.
Drilled holes likely held feathers, leather straps or both. Other holes served to anchor the jaws in place and suspend the cranium around the warrior's neck, while the backs were sawed off to make the skulls lie flat on the wearer's chest.
Caribbean Countries, IOM Address Climate Change and Human Mobility Challenges
The growing frequency and intensity of tropical storms and other natural disasters have pushed Caribbean countries to prioritise their response planning. Tackling the challenges of human mobility in the context of disasters and climate change in the region has become a top concern.
This was the focus of a meeting in Trinidad and Tobago, where 18 Caribbean countries and territories and 12 international and regional organizations, as well as observers, gathered last week (6-7 June).
Tax information sharing causes 25% drop in IFC bank deposits: OECD
Overall, cross-border bank deposits held in 40 key international financial centres by companies and individuals have fallen by 34% from their 2008 peak of $1.6trn, declining by $551bn. The OECD says the onset of automatic exchange of information (AEOI) under the OECD's Common Reporting Standard (CRS) accounts for about two thirds of the decrease. Specifically, it has led to a decline of 20% to 25% in the bank deposits in IFCs, according to preliminary data.
WORRELL SAYS: CARIBBEAN CURRENCIES ‘HAVE OUTLIVED THEIR USEFULNESS’
THE time has come to permanently retire all Caribbean currencies.
This is the view of Economist, Dr. Delisle Worrell, in his latest Economic Letter for June 2019.
“The currencies of Caribbean countries have now outlived their usefulness, and have become a liability,” according to Dr. Worrell who is a former Governor of the Central Bank of Barbados.
Currently, Barbados, The Bahamas, Belize, the Eastern Caribbean teritories, Guyana, Jamaica, Suriname and Trinidad and Tobago, all have their own national currencies which along with several others from around the world, were on display at the Central Bank of Barbados.
How Dengue, a Deadly Mosquito-Borne
Disease, Could Spread in a Warming World
To estimate the future spread of the disease, Dr. Brady and his colleagues took data on mosquito behavior and projections on urbanization (one type of Aedes mosquito that spreads the disease is especially prevalent in cities) and combined them with three different climate scenarios to model what might happen in 2020, 2050 and 2080. Under all three scenarios the spread of dengue increased.
But how much the world warms has a significant impact on the spread of the disease.
The research, Dr. Brady said, “hints at the idea that if we do control emissions better, we could stop or at least limit this kind of spread.”
Trade License Reform, 4min. Back in March we spoke to members from the Ministry of Local Government and the Economic Development Council on trade license reform. This reform will address challenges that the business community and the town and city councils have been facing in relation to trade licensing. A part of this reform process involves data collection from town and city councils exercise. Miriam Longsworth tells us more.
Watching for measles, 7min. Early last week, the Office of the Director of Health Services reported that Mexican public health authorities had confirmed an imported case of measles into the Cancun/Playa del Carmen area by a British National. Similarly, in January 2018, neighbouring Guatemala also reported an imported case of measles from Germany.
With more cases of measles popping up throughout the region, the Government of Belize has remained on high alert and continues to advocate for protection against vaccine-preventable diseases.
Belize: Shark Ray Alley / Hol Chan Marine Reserve, 4min. Vor der Küste des mittelamerikanischen Staates Belize findet man das nach Great Barrier Reef zweitgrößte Korallenriff der Erde. Mit dem Schnellboot gelangt man zu einer der vorgelagerten Inseln, Caye Caulker, die sich durch einen äußerst entspannten Lebensstil auszeichnet. Von dort aus besuchen wir die sogenannte Shark Ray Alley, wo sich zahlreiche Ammenhaie und Rochen zur Freude der Schnorchler versammeln. Im Hol Chan Marine Reserve lässt sich die farbenprächtige Welt des Korallenriffs besonders gut beobachten.
3d Modeling in VR Structure 6 at Cerros (Cerro Maya) Belize, 20min.
Top 5 Reasons to Dive in Belize (2019), 9min. This is the final episode for Belize diving! It is a special episode that compiles the most beautiful moments of the trip, and describes 5 reasons to dive in Ambergris Caye Belize.
Tropic Air Landing and Departing San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize, 5min.
The T-shirt Factory - Creative Father's Day gift ideas, 20min. The T-shirt Factory shared a few of the selections available for those looking for creative Father's Day gift ideas. Nikita Hohenkirk talked with us about how you can give your dad a personalized gift with their services. They are offering store discounts for those looking for great deals.
The Cayo Centre for Employment Training, 24min. The Cayo Centre for Employment Training is offering alternative programs for those interested in acquiring vocational/trade skills for employment. Representatives of the institution talked with us about the new programs available which include certification courses for Microsoft Office and QuickBooks. On our couch:
Orlando Espat - Chairman, Cayo CET.
Edilto M. Romero - Manager, Cayo CET.
Aaron Mai - Instructor, Cayo CET.
Technology & Privacy Laws, 39min. We often click “I agree” when creating social media pages and accounts and but rarely do we read the terms and conditions in its entirety to understand what we are agreeing to. Marissa Longsworth, attorney at-law, was our guests to discuss these laws and the protection provided. She also discuss the international trends as these laws relate to our individual and collective use of technology.
San Ignacio/Santa Elena Town Council plans for its municipalities, 4min. The San Ignacio/Santa Elena Town Council has big plans for its municipalities and earlier last week, we travelled to the west where the plans were unveiled to stakeholders at the Mayor’s Economic Development Forum. Here’s more.
Interview with Caye Caulker candidates for Village Council Elections, 31min. The time you have all anticipated has arrived. The Voice of Caye Caulker gives to the public the first interview with Candidate Seir Salam.
Congratulations to Chairman candidate Seir Salam for allowing himself to be interviewed, and to the interviewers, Nessy Samira and Ramir D Villanuevaeva, for bringing these interviews to us. (And to Tiger Mom, Eva Maravilla, for helping to make these possible). We look forward to the remaining interviews.
Remember to keep submitting your questions for the debate that will be held on June 18th. Deadline for questions is June 15th.
2019 Belize fishing, 22min. Fishing and Dinner at Bread & Butter Caye with the Family in Belize 2019.
Belize Trade Policy 2019 -2030, 4min. Belize's Trade Policy was officially launched by the Directorate General for Foreign Trade, a department under the Ministry of Investment, Trade & Commerce, on February 28th, 2019.
Lefty's Deceiver - Belize Series #4, 7min. In this episode of PEAK Fishing's Belize Series, learn to tie Lefty's Deceiver with Al Ritt! This is the fourth episode in PEAK's multiple episode fly tying series covering a number of saltwater flies you can learn to tie.
Belize ian anderson's caves branch jungle lodge, 8min. Cave tubing Belize
Accion Deportiva, 37min.