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Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital Workers’ Union Certified as Sole Bargaining Agent for KHMHA Employees
At a signing ceremony held on Tuesday, June 11th at the Belize City Labour Department, the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital Authority Workers’ Union was declared the sole, certified and recognized bargaining agent for the employees of the Hospital. The Ministry encourages the Union to uphold the tenets of their constitution by supporting and working together with management in order to promote good industrial relations and improve efficiency for organizational success. The Ministry also merits the efforts of its Tripartite Body and the Board of Governors of the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital Authority on the occasion of this historic achievement.
The Fight against Child Labour: Highlighting Achievements and Charting the Way to Sustainable Results
Belize joined the international community today, June 12th, in celebrating World Day against Child Labour and highlighted the achievements of the country through the Country Level Engagement and Assistance to Reduce Child Labour II Project (CLEAR II) – an intervention that was designed to support efforts to reduce child labour.
On May 22nd, 2018, the Ministry of Labour, Local Government and Rural Development launched the CLEAR II Project and signed a Memorandum of Understanding with WINROCK International for the execution of the project. WINROCK International is a non-profit organization that is globally recognized as the leader in combatting child labour through its work with governments.
Social Media Detail now a request for US Visa Application
Belizeans applying for a visa to travel to the United States of America must now provide social media details. This new regulation came into effect June 1, 2019, following a new USA State Department policy. All persons filing for a US Entry Visa will be required to provide information about social media accounts they have used in the past five years, including past usernames, email addresses, and phone numbers.
FFB U-15 and U-17 Inter-district Football Tournament underway!
For their second match in the Football Federation of Belize (FFB) Inter-district Football Tournament Under-15 (U-15) and Under-17 (U-17) Male, San Pedro Teams (U-15 and U-17) traveled to Orange Walk Town on Saturday, June 8th. Both island teams gave their best, but only the U-17 Team managed to come out victorious over the Orange Walk U-17 team with a 3-2 score. Meanwhile, San Pedro U-17 team fell short against Orange Walk U-15 team with a loss; 6-2 points. For their next match, San Pedro Teams will be traveling to Belmopan City to go against Belmopan teams on Saturday, June 15th. Both matches are going to be held at Isidoro Beaton Stadium in Belmopan City and will begin at 11AM.
Misc Belizean Sources
Belizean company Maya Mountain Research Farm wins prestigious Award in UK
MMRF applied for an award based on our work of the last 30 years in agroforestry, food security, land repair, and the last 15 years intensive work on carbon sequestration through agroforestry and biochar. Over 800 projects applied from the 53 nations and 2.4 billion people of the Commonwealth. We were were one of 15 projects accepted. The other awardees who attended the ceremony are doing truly amazing things, and it was an honor and a privilege to be among them.
We would like to thank Prince Harry, and The Rt Hon Patricia Scotland, Secretary General of the Commonwealth, and the many people who have worked tirelessly, for making this possible, and for being such wonderful hosts at todays awards ceremony. A special thanks is due Bilikisu Ibrahim, who took excellent care of the six prize winners who made it to London.
National Song Competition 2019 Call for Artists
This year the competition will be held in Corozal Town on August 10 at 8pm!
No whopping cough in Belize
The Ministry of Health has been alerted of a concern circulating in a social media platform group on whopping cough. At present, we have no confirmed cases of Whopping cough in the country. We are investigating two cases from the Belmopan area that were sent to us as positives for Whopping cough through a rapid test done from a private sector clinic. We have specific protocols to follow in our investigation process which includes sending the samples to our reference CARPHA laboratory in Trinidad. We are awaiting those results at this time and will update and advise the public accordingly.
While we use information gathered through rumor circulation, we urge the public to only trust the information that is official through the Ministry of Health.
International Day of Yoga 2019 Belize City Free class
Sunday, June 23, 2019 at 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM.
Radisson Fort George Hotel and Marina in Belize City.
The Cultural day of San Antonio Cayo
It is a grand cultural extravaganza as dynamic cultural groups of northern Belize converge onto the village of San Antonio Cayo tomorrow June 16 for The Cultural day of San Antonio Cayo. See dance pieces by Jats'uts O'ok'ot of Xaibe village, enjoy dances by Uyil Imix ( Espiga de Maiz) seasoned dance group from San Narciso Village in Corozal district and become mesmerized by the performance of the world cup champions of The Mundo Maya Ball game of Pok ta pok, EK BALAM. We are grateful to National Institute of Culture and History of Belize and other generous sponsors for the opportunity make this great endeavor a reality. Thanks to Professor Delmer TzibTzib and the community of San Antonio Cayo for the invitation. .
42nd Annual International Herpetological Symposium
This meeting for reptile, amphibian, and crocodilian enthusiasts is next week. $75BZ/day to attend- all ages are welcome! Many young Belizeans through Crocodile Research Coalition's wildlife youth program Next Gen Croc will be presenting at the meeting.
Dead manatee at Four Mile Lagoon
Residents living along Four Mile Lagoon in Corozal report of a second dead manatee calf washed up ashore within the past week. In both instances, no visible signs of superficial injuries were noted. Residents of Four Mile Lagoon will be forming a task group to find out the probable causes of deaths on these wonderful protected animals.
Belize Electricity Limited FAmily Day
fun & sun @ KoKo King, Caye Caulker
U k’iinil Yuumo’ob Belize(Father's Day Belize)
A Yucatec Maya dad and his baby son from Orange walk district entering El Festival del Pueblo in San Lazaro(Orange Walk) .
El festival del Pueblo is a place where the Maya communties in Northern Belize get together to honor their heroes, express their culture and to enjoy .
Note: Picture taken by Belize Yucatec Maya/Ak Kuchkabal Maya December 16,2018 .
Fatherlessness & Childhood Development
By: Dr. Abigail Joseph – Father’s Day is upon us and I could not help but ponder on how weak the celebrations are with regard to this. Mother’s Day was blown totally out of proportion with flowers, talk shows, radio talks, movies dedicated to them and gifts in abundance.
ComPol Writes Officers Who Sat Police Exam
The Commissioner of Police, Chester Williams, has written to the Police Officers who sat the recent Police exams. In it, he congratulated the ones who passed the test and offered a word of encouragement to those who didn’t.
The letter stated in part: “Please accept my congratulations to those of you who were successful in the promotional exam.
Special Constable Says He Was Kidnapped At Gun Point By Police
A Special Constable from Belize City has told Police that he was kidnapped early this morning by men in Police uniform. According to the victim, around 3:00am this morning he was driving near the Fisheries Department on Princess Margaret Drive when he was stopped by a black pickup.
Security Guard Attacked and Killed
A Haitian national who had only just relocated to live in Belize about a year ago was murdered over the weekend during an apparent aggravated burglary at the Foam Factory compound at mile two on the George Price Highway.
The body of Triple-A security guard, Jacques Jean Wilder, 34, was found around 5:05 a.m., on June 8th lying in a face-up position between two cargo trucks, with both of his hands tied behind his back.
Education Minister Faber Stands By “Compre’s” Decision
This week, the Belize National Teachers’ Union’s (BNTU) Pesident, Elena Smith criticized the board of the Belmopan Comprehensive High School, in the Reporter, for allowing 16 fourth form students who did not pass to march up in thr graduation ceremony with the rest who earned their grades.
Breaking Belize News
Support women’s cycling champion Kaya Cattouse racing in Chicago
Defending the Women’s Cross Country Cycling Classic Champion Kaya Cattouse is headed back to the […]
Sargassum Taskforce reports on its work
Since its pledge in 2018, the Government of Belize (GOB) has taken decisive action against […]
Atlantic Bank hosts second Real Estate Fair
Today, persons interested in owning their own home flocked to the Atlantic Bank Branch in Albert […]
Ministry of Health clarifies reports of whooping cough
The Ministry of Health (MOH) issued a statement today clarifying concerns of messages about whooping […]
Guatemalans to elect new President tomorrow
Tomorrow, Guatemalans will go to the polls to elect a new President and congress. If […]
Stig Da Artist hooks up with Beenie Man for re-creation of dancehall classic
“Welcome the girls dem sugar /The girls dem need this nigga, yah…” A massive regional […]
Maya Mountain Research Farm wins prestigious Commonwealth award
The Maya Mountain Research Farm (MMRF) in San Pedro Columbia in Toledo has won the […]
San Ignacio gets new traffic lights
The San Ignacio and Santa Elena town council has installed brand new traffic lights at […]
San Pedro Lobster fest kicks off today
The official opening of the annual San Pedro Lobster Festival will kick off at midday […]
Renewables: A focus of the UAE and the Caribbean
One of the challenges encountered these days in the Caribbean is access to energy. This region is highly dependent on imported oil and other fossil fuels for transport and electricity, accounting for huge amounts of money spent every year in this sector.
No doubt, this dependency negatively impacts the overall competitiveness of the region. On the other hand, climate change has contributed to unprecedented natural disaster, urging people to transit to a resilience revolution.
The potential for renewable energy, based on the geographical position, is limitless — which opens the door for transforming the energy sector. International cooperation plays a major role in supporting renewable initiatives in Caribbean countries.
Antivirus pioneer John McAfee complains that he is trapped in Cuba while on run from the IRS and vows to expose 'corrupt' CIA agents if anything happens - one week after his 'body double went missing'
Eccentric security software guru turned Bitcoin entrepreneur John McAfee has said that he is stuck 'unwillingly' in Cuba, where he has issued a series of threats to expose 'corrupt' US officials he claims are unjustly pursuing him.
McAfee, 73, took to the high seas in January, fleeing his heavily fortified Tennessee compound with wife Janice, 36, claiming a grand jury was preparing to indict him on tax-related charges.
Meanwhile, McAfee has pressed on with his campaign for the Libertarian Party's presidential nomination for 2020, vowing run 'from exile' by utilizing surrogates wearing masks and video-conferencing equipment.
The astonishing career of William Walker
Looking back at the astonishing career of a man who took US embroilment in the rest of the Americas to extraordinary lengths.
Ask someone in Central America to name a figure from US history and there's a good chance they'll say William Walker. Of course, if you mention that name to most Americans, you'll receive a blank look for your trouble. But in Belize, Honduras, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala and, most especially, Nicaragua, the people know all about Colonel Walker. Just don't expect to hear anything good about him.
In the world of the renaissance men, William Walker was king. Before he got ideas above his station, Walker - born in Nashville, Tennessee, in 1824 - studied medicine at the Universities of Edinburgh and Heidelberg, qualified as a doctor aged just 19 in Philadelphia, practised law in New Orleans in his early twenties, bought a newspaper, the New Orleans Crescent, and appointed himself editor.
WHY BELIZE IS THE PLACE TO BE FOR LOBSTER LOVERS THIS JUNE
As we jump into summer, fishermen are jumping into the sea, on a quest for the Caribbean Spiny Lobster! The lobster season officially opened on June 14th, 2019.
The best time to visit Belize is during the Lobster fest Season. As the lobster season opens, Belizeans celebrate by having the annual Belize lobster fest in three locations, San Pedro, Caye Caulker and Placencia.
Take advantage as this is the time that prices drop in Belize for tourist and lobsters are especially cheaper than usual. Therefore, you can enjoy lobster in as many ways as desired.
San Antonio Day festivities, 2min. The celebration of San Antonio Day with a Deer Dance!
2019 Adventure in Belize, 3min. June 2019 Marina Village EF Tour of Belize
Rainforest foggy morning Belize, 7min.
M.E.T. Belize promo, 2min. MET Outfitters & Lodge is a family run eco-lodge and adventure tour operator based in the jungles of western Belize.
Belize City, Belize, 5min. On the second leg of our trip in Belize we took a puddle jumper with Maya Island Air from Placencia to the municipal airport in Belize City and stayed at the Radisson Fort George Hotel and Marina in Belize City. The hotel is located in the area where the cruise ships tender in, so we did a little exploring in that area, but not too much, for we pretty much had it made at the hotel at the Bayman's Tavern with their delicious meals and ice cold Belikins overlooking the pool, garden and the Caribbean Sea.
Welcome to Belize's largest Island - Ambergris Caye, 4min. This is a tour of Belize's largest island Ambergris Caye. We'll hop a flight off the mainland chill with the sea turtles, barracudas, nurse sharks, and sting rays in the Hol Chan Marine Reserve and enjoy the amenities of Xanadu Island Resort. Welcome to Ambergris Caye.
NACL 2019 | Club Atletico vs Progresso FC | Live From Isidoro Beaton Stadium, Belmopan, 3hr.