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The San Pedro Sun

The University of Belize (UB) Celebrates its Twenty-Sixth Commencement Exercise In Belize City and the Governor General of Belize, Sir Colville Young, receives UB’s first Honorary Doctoral Degree
The University of Belize, Belize’s national and premier degree-granting University, conducted its Twenty-Sixth Commencement Ceremony on June 15th, 2019 at a colorful and packed Belize Civic Center. It conferred degrees with pomp and ceremony on 1041 students at the Associates, Bachelor and Master levels. This weekend’s commencement exercise was also historic as the University conferred sixteen (16) MBA Degrees to its first cohort of graduate students. This Master’s program was launched eighteen (18) months ago through the University’s Faculty of Management and Social Science (FMSS).

It’s official: Lobster Season is Open!
Friday, June 15th marked the opening of the 2019-2010 Lobster Fishing Season. The opening of the season also signaled the start of the San Pedro Town Lobster Festival. The annual island celebration of the Spiny Lobster started with the Lobster Passport Crawl and will end on Saturday, June 22nd with a grand block party at Central Park. Official San Pedro Lobster Fest activities started on Thursday, June 13th with a Lionfish Tournament at Estel’s Dine by the Sea. The party continued Friday, June 14th with a Pop-Up stand at The Commons by Cook Inc., Madisco and Iguana Juan’s Restaurant and Bar. At night, passport crawlers made their way to Pirate’s Treasure Restaurant for a special lionfish themed Chef’s Table Dinner.

San Pedro U-15 and U-17 lose third match in the Inter-District Football Tournament
For their third match in the Football Federation of Belize (FFB) Youth Inter-District Football Tournament, San Pedro’s Under-15 (U-15) and Under-17(U-17) team traveled to Belmopan City on Saturday, June 15th. Both island teams went against Belmopan teams and lost their respective matches. For their next match, San Pedro teams will be hosting Belize’s District teams at the Ambergris Stadium in San Pedro Town on Saturday, June 22nd. The games are scheduled to begin at 11AM. All islanders are invited to come out and support the youngsters in their home game. Food and drinks will be on sale.

Belize upgraded to Tier 2 Watch List in the 2019 Trafficking in Persons Report
The United States Department of State released the 2019 Trafficking in Persons (TIP) report today. Belize has been upgraded to Tier 2 Watch List after demonstrating notable improvements in victim services and strengthening the anti-trafficking police unit. The 2019 TIP Report assesses the anti-trafficking efforts of 187 governments, including the United States. The theme of this year’s TIP Report introduction is “The National Nature of Human Trafficking: Strengthening Government Responses and Dispelling Misperceptions.” It invites governments to address all forms of human trafficking with a special emphasis on when it takes place exclusively within the borders of one country, absent any transnational elements.

Paul Jex’s murder trial set to begin in October 2019
Over a year since his murder at the entrance of the San Pedrito subdivision, Paul Jex’s alleged shooters will be tried in the October session of the Supreme Court of Belize. Jex passed away from a fatal shot to the head following a shooting incident on January 23, 2018. Another man, Dion Neal was also injured during the shooting but survived. Following investigations, Delson Paguada, Timothy Carcamo and Tionne Paguada were jointly charged with the crime of ‘Murder’ on January 29, 2018.

Various Belizean Sources

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An incredible honor bestowed on an incredible Belizean woman, Alma Pinelo!
The Commandant of the Belize Coast Guard is proud to acknowledge Lieutenant Alma Pinelo for receiving the Honor Graduate award after successfully completing the International Maritime Officer Course at the US Coast Guard Training Center in Yorktown Virginia. Lieutenant Alma Pinelo is the first Belizean to have received this prestigious award. Her name and Country will be enshrined into the Honor Graduates Hall of Fame. Congratulations

Belize Zoo Conservation Camp
TBZ is now accepting applications for our 2019 Conservation Camp. Deadline is Wednesday July 10th. It's going to be another great "Zoo Camp!" Still plenty of spaces.

Temporary Teaching Positions for September & November 2019 available at the Corozal Methodist School
Deadline for submission is Monday, June 24th 2019 at 9:00 a.m. Applications should be addressed to Mr. Henry Neal, Local Manager and dropped off at the school's main office on 1st Avenue. For further information call 422-2839.

JOB OPPORTUNITY - Senior Accountant at Las Vegas Hotel and Casino located at the Corozal Free Zone

Lobsterfest Event: The Price Is Right!
Friday, June 21, 2019 at 7 PM – 9 PM. Get ready for the return of our best game show event ever! This Friday The Truck Stop will be playing THE PRICE IS RIGHT, and contestants chosen randomly from the audience will have a chance to win HUGE prizes and showcases -- including trips, flights, and excursions! This show has so many big prizes that we can only do it once a year. So, if you think you have what it takes COME ON DOWN to The Truck Stop for your chance to win!

Letter of Intent Signed between Belize and the Republic of China (Taiwan) for Cooperation in Tourism
As a part of the celebrations of the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Belize and the Republic of China (Taiwan), the Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation of Belize and the Ministry of Transportation and Communications of the Republic of China (Taiwan) signed a Letter of Intent on a framework for tourism cooperation. The signing took place in Belize City on June 19, 2019. The Letter of Intent is a first step towards bilateral cooperation in the field of tourism to further strengthen communication and collaboration between both countries, promote information sharing and knowledge transfer, and support professional expert exchanges and capacity building programs.

Changes in the Pump Price of Fuel
The Ministry of Finance announces that on June 21, 2019, the pump prices of three fuel products will decrease as follows: Premium gasoline will decrease by 41 cents from $11.54 to $11.13 per gallon. Diesel oil will decrease by 46 cents from $10.25 to $9.79 per gallon. Kerosene will decrease by 11 cents from $7.83 to $7.72 per gallon.

SBDC Workshop: Introduction to Quality and Standards
Presented by: Mr. Lloyd Orellano, Standards Officer, Belize Bureau Of Standards. Location: Beltraide Conference Room 14 Orchid Garden Street, Belmopan. Workshop Date: June 27th, 2019. Time: 9am to 12 noon. CALLING OUT ALL ENTREPRENEURS, ASPIRING ENTREPRENEURS AND BUSINESS OWNERS This Workshop is for you!!! Objective: * To equip participant's with the knowledge to develop or improve their product labels according to the national quality standards of Belize. Topics to be covered are: Overview of BBS, Importance of labelling and requirements under the six labelling standards. Free of cost.

Indian dance workshop in Corozal Town
COEICH is inviting anyone who is interested in learning Indian dancing. Samanta Ramkarran, a professional dancer from Trinidad & Tobago will be conducting an Indian dance workshop in Corozal Town , July 3 through August 3, 2019. Please inbox the Corozal Organization for East Indian Culture and Heritage Facebook Page for early registration.

Cayo International Day of Yoga
The International Day of Yoga is this Sunday, June 23rd, and the Cayo event will be held at Falcon Field. It starts at 10:00am, and it's free. "We will be having a free yoga event for #internationaldayofyoga2019 at Falcon Fields starting at 10am - 12:30pm. More details to follow soon!"

Congratulations to the 31 graduating members of the Belize Youth Challenge Program!
We are incredibly proud of your accomplishments.

Paradise Theater playing this weekend
Dumbo, I am Mother, Hotel Mumbai, Nightmare Cinema. *We're closed Saturday. For the past 5 years no one has came to the movies during the Lobster Fest block party .. so we figured we'd let the kids go out and get weird on a Saturday night for once.. See you Friday or Sunday*

International Costa Maya Festival Flash Sale
Missed the first FLASH SALE? Well we're having another one! SATURDAY - JUNE 22...Only at the Costa Maya Festival Office on Barrier Reef Drive. See you Saturday!

ASUNCION EK
General Asuncion Ek was the leader of several villages found in the Yalbac hills(Belize) and eastern Peten with it's centered San Pedro Siris. Following the attack destruction of Chichanha many of it's inhabitants lead by Asuncion Ek went to found the town of San Pedro siris and they became known as the San Pedro Maya. The autonomous area led by General Asuncion Ek collected rents from the British mahogany workers. In 1861 when the British were demarcating the western border north of Garbutt's falls and the expansion of logwood operations created mistrust between the San Pedro Maya . In 1966 the British broke trust of the San Pedro Maya by sending a West India regiments in Maya territory. This was when the San Pedro Maya leadership made a alliance with Marcos Canul and the Icaiche .

Channel 7

Long Languishing in Tier 3: US Upgrades Belize on Human Traffic List
The US no longer lists Belize as a Tier 3 Human trafficking country; we've been upgraded to the Tier 2 watchlist. This is news after the US State Department today released the 2019 Trafficking in Persons report today. A release says "Belize has been upgradedafter demonstrating notable improvements in victim services and strengthening the anti-trafficking police unit." Belize has been listed as a Tier 3 country off and on since 2006 - and since 2015, we have made that undesirable list every year - joining only one or two other nations in the America's.

Commissioner Pleased With Upgrade
It should be noted that the Trafficking in Persons Report assesses the anti-trafficking efforts of 187 governments, including the United States. U.S. Chargé d'Affaires, a.i. Keith Gilges is quoted as saying, quote, "The Ministry of Human Development and its private-sector partners did a commendable job in increasing efforts to protect victims and boost prevention through awarenessWe continue to call on the Government of Belize to fully implement the anti-trafficking law by vigorously investigating and prosecuting suspected traffickers, including complicit officials, and imposing strong prison sentences on convicted traffickers...." end quote.

Police Digging Deeper in Case of Unlicensed Belmopan Driver
As we told you last night, a 15 year old unlicensed driver has been charged for knocking down and killing 8 year old Our Lady Of Guadeloupe student Gabriela Corrales. Based on our information, on Tuesday afternoon, Corrales was riding home after school. She went through the Dakers parking lot, she kept riding until she stopped by the Taxi stand on the road side. That's when she took off across the street on the pedestrian ramp and the 15 year drove off at the same time in A Toyota Land Criiiser with no license or insurance and struck little Gabby. The vehicle crushed her head. Today at the police press briefing, Supt. Hilberto Romero from the national crime investigation branch told us that they are still looking into other elements in this case.

Hot Dog Hostilities on Hold, Police Reach Tacos Truce with Food Vendors
Police commissioner Williams was also pressed to speak about the situation with the late night street food vendors in Belize City. Recently police have been shutting them down at midnight - as a measure to control people moving about at dangerous hours. But, the commissioner says they may need to do a re-think. Williams says there must be some compromise made to ensure that these vendors do not suffer. Chester Williams, Commissioner of Police: "The vendor issue is something being done by the Officer Commanding in Belize City. I try as much as I can not to interfere in whatever policing strategy that they might have..."

Body With Bullet To Head Found Floating Off City Coast
And there's late breaking news tonight that police have found a body floating near Isabella Caye. This evening at 5:20, Police and Coast Guard found the unidentified body of a creole descent male believed to be in his late teens, with a gunshot to the head. He is short, slim built and has this tattoo on his chest "Beulahee". Police are asking your assistance in identifying this John Doe.

Taiwan and Belize Celebrate Friendship With Commemorative Stamps
As we told you last night, Taiwan's Minister of Transportation and Communications, Lin Chia-Lung is visiting Belize on official business. He arrived yesterday and today he signed tow more important agreement with his local counterparts. This morning at the Radisson, he signed a Memorandum of Understanding and unveiled a set of Commemorative Postage Stamps celebrating Belize and China's 30 years of friendship.

Drivers License Upgrade? Thank Taiwan
And the whirlwind of activities between the Belize Government and the visiting high-level delegates from the Taiwanese Government continued this afternoon at the Radisson Hotel. That's where Transport Minister Edmond Castro and representatives of the Taiwanese Ministry of Transport and Communications held a ceremony to outline the major in-roads that the two governments have made to implement a project called Belize Motor Vehicle Registration and License System. The ambitious project was launched in November of last year, and the intention is the Department of Transport will have a centralized database system with information on all licensed drivers and registered vehicles in the entire country. By sometime next year, no matter what district, town or village you live in, and are where you are registered as a driver, your driver's license, and the license plates on your vehicle will have a standardized look.

Planning For Disasters in The Era Of Climate Change
One wrong move or error in a disaster response plan can result in the death of a victim and even a rescuer. That's why coordination is key. The Department of the Environment and BATSUB have partnered with other agencies such as NEMO and the fire department to strengthen their coordination skills and to ensure that everyone is on the same page and knows their role. The team held a Show and Tell Exercise called "Exercise Tropical Alliance Phase 2" at the Ladyville Price Barracks. Here is more from the demonstration.

Kia Driver Made A Left Turn at Deadly Junction
On Tuesday we told you about the early morning accident at the airport junction. Today police gave us the official report on the accident and said that the Kia Sportage driver Jason Pascual will turn himself in. Here is more from police. ASP Alejandro Cowo- OC CIB: "Reference the accident that happened on Tuesday, what we understand is that Mr. Jeremy McLaughlin was on his way to Belize City and whilst reaching at the airport junction..."

Multiple Leads, Nothing Conclusive in Talbott Murder
There are no major leads in Marcia Talbott's murder case. She was the security guard who was shot and killed while on duty at Bowen and Bowen Crystal Bottling Company in Ladyville on Sunday. Police say they are still investigating multiple leads. ASP Alejandro Cowo- OC CIB : "Well, police is continuing with that investigation. I know that several persons have been detained...."

Alleged Drug Trafficker Who Ran From Mexico Gets Free in Bz
In January of 2018 - it caused an international incident when a Lincoln Navigator licensed in Belize - and found with 14 points of cocaine in a hidden compartment on the Mexican side of the northern border - busted away from the Mexican customs and raced towards Belize. Driver Robert Gentle, crashed into the customs fence at the northern border three weeks ago - but escaped the Mexicans. And, now it seems the alleged drug trafficker has also escaped Belize law enforcement.

No Charges Yet For Net Vasquez Jr Murder
Commissioner Chester Williams says investigators are still in the process of interviewing other detainees who were at the Queen Street police station at the time Nestor Vasquez Jr. was viciously attacked and beaten, and later died form his injuries. At this time, Vasquez's attacker Colin Francis has not been charged as yet. Here is more. Chester Williams- Commissioner of Police: "The investigators are still putting a case file together..."

Two Dozen Pounds of Weed
Last night customs officers made a major 24 pound weed bust in Orange Walk. Commissioner Williams told us more. Chester Williams, Commissioner of Police: "Last night, members of Customs were conducting a checkpoint somewhere in the Orange Walk District and they intercepted a pickup truck..."

Fuel Prices Dip Across The Board
If you need to fill up on fuel, wait until tomorrow. That's because prices of Premium, Diesel and Kerosene are going down - and by a fair amount. Premium gasoline will decrease by 41 cents from $11.54 to $11.13 per gallon. Diesel will decrease by 46 cents from $10.25 to $9.79 per gallon.

New National Football Coach Says He Wants New Culture, New Personnel
As we told you a few nights ago, Belize's National Football selection has a new coach. He is Italian Vincenzo Alberto Annese. He's coached all over the world including Palestine, Ghana, Latvia, Kososvo, and others. Now, he says he wants to bring a winning culture to Belize - and it could mean a change of personnel:

The Challenge of Youths
Your probably know about the National Youth Cadet Service Corp, and the many young men who've graduated from it. This program was the Department of Youth Service's initiative to reach out to at-risk young men, engage them productively teach them the principles of military discipline practiced by the Belize Defense Force. Well, that program is now being succeeded by a fledgling initiative that both the Ministry of Human Development and the Ministry of National Security are collaborating on. It's called the Belize Youth Challenge, which was introduced in October 2017. The ideas and designs are very similar to the Louisiana Youth Challenge, which is run by the Louisiana National Guard.

Hon. Castro, Taiwan, Te Amo
Over the past two nights on the news - the friendship between Belize and Taiwan has been center stage. But, the truth is Taiwan has a diminishing number of global allies as mainland China picks them off one by one. The island nation is now down to the low teens in terms of the numbers of allies - and Belize is still one. We asked for how much longer:..

Police Promotions Not Straightforward Test Performance
Today Commissioner Chester Williams spoke on the police promotional exams. There were some concerns that some of the many officers who failed the exam still have a chance of getting a promotion. Williams told us this is not out of the ordinary. He says he must take each officers record and overall contribution on a case by case basis.

Serious Stabbing in Illicit Move
Sharing is caring: well for two men in Ladyville, that principle went out the window. One stabbed the other because he did not want to share a joint. Police told us more about this curious stabbing incident.

Channel 5

Ministry of National Security Reverses Curfew on Vendors
The Belize Police Department has lifted a vendors’ curfew that was introduced a couple days ago. As we’ve reported since the start of this week, street vendors who operate from [...]

COLA Condemns Police’s Curfew for Late Night Vendors
The reinvigorated Citizens Organized for Liberty through Action, COLA, has jumped on the matter. The grassroots organization has been monitoring the situation and according to President Shawn Saldano, the only [...]

Belize Upgrade to Tier 2 in U.S. Department of State’s 2019 TIP Report
Belize is making progress in its fight against trafficking in persons and the U.S. Department of State has taken notice. In the 2019 U.S. Department of State’s Trafficking in Persons [...]

Major Drug Bust in Orange Walk
There was a major drug bust on Wednesday night in Orange Walk. Personnel from the Belize Customs Department were conducting routine patrols when they intercepted a pickup truck containing ten [...]

Investigation Continues into Deadly Beating of Nestor Vasquez Jr.
The Commissioner of Police also gave an update on the deadly beating of Nestor Vasquez Junior. The sixty-year-old mental health patient was in police custody when he was fatally attacked [...]

A Body is Discovered near Swallow Caye
CIB and coastguard personnel have been dispatched to Swallow Caye where the lifeless body of an unidentified male was discovered floating in the sea late this evening.  The corpse which [...]

Stabbed over a Cigarette, Abraham Leslie in Critical Condition
Abraham Leslie remains in a critical condition at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital after he was stabbed on Monday afternoon. Just before three p.m., Ladyville police were called out to [...]

A Near Fatal Accident at the Airport Road Junction
Also in a critical condition at the K.H.M.H. is Jeremy McLaughlin. McLaughlin was riding a motorcycle on the Philip Goldson Highway when he collided with a vehicle near the intersection [...]

Did Guatemalan Minor Attempt to Flee Accident Scene?
Eight-year-old Gabriella “Gaby” Corales will be laid to rest on Friday. The standard-two student of Our Lady of Guadalupe RC School in Belmopan was knocked down and killed on Tuesday [...]

Are Melvin Montesino and Silverio Cal Dead?
Where are Melvin Montesino and Silverio Cal? The two men went missing one week ago when they headed to the north side of Ambergris Caye on a motorcycle. Despite several [...]

U.S. Captain Ordered to Pay $30K for Damages to the Reef
On May thirtieth the forty-foot sailboat “Shambella” grounded on the Belize Barrier Reef. On board was US national James Garreth, along with a German National. News Five has confirmed that [...]

A New Driver’s License is Coming Our Way
Belize is preparing for the introduction of a new driver’s license system.  With financial and technical assistance from the Taiwanese government, a new driver’s license will be created and it [...]

Pump Prices of 3 Fuel Products to Decrease
As of midnight tonight, three fuel products will see a notable decrease. Premium gasoline will decrease by forty-one cents. The new price will be eleven dollars and thirteen cents per [...]

Belize National Team Gets a New Coach
The Belize National Football Team has a new coach. He is thirty-four-year-old Vincenzo Alberto Annese from Italy. The coach, according to the F.F.B., has extensive coaching experience that spans from [...]

Belize and Taiwan Signs M.O.U. and Unveil Commemorative Stamps
Today, Belize and Taiwan held a short ceremony to unveil three commemorative stamps and sign an M.O.U. to improve the postal services in Belize. The three stamps are designed to [...]

Postal Services Upgrades to Benefit Customers
So, what does this M.O.U. mean for postal services in Belize and for the users of this service? Postmaster General James Gabriel says this boost comes at a critical juncture [...]

Day of the Seafarer: “I am onboard with Gender Equality
June twenty-fifth is recognized annually across the world as the “Day of the Seafarer.” This year’s theme is “I am onboard with Gender Equality.” It is used to raise awareness [...]

Belize Youth Challenge Graduates 31 Cadets
Today, thirty-one young men from across the country proudly marched up to receive their recognition and award for having successfully completed the 2019 Belize Youth Challenge. The initiative is modeled [...]

Healthy Living: International Yoga Day
This Sunday at ten-thirty a.m., yoga enthusiasts from across the country will synchronize their practice in honour of International Yoga Day. Healthy Living has all the details about this annual [...]

The Reporter

Body Of Belize City Young Man Found On Swallow Caye
Just off the coast of Belize City is a small mangrove island named Swallow Caye and it is mostly a wildlife sanctuary. This evening the body of a Belize City young man was found on the island, with a gunshot wound to the head, he has been identified as Travis Cooke.

Breaking Belize NewsPJ

Taiwan hands over new drivers license system
The Belize Motor Vehicle Registration and Licensing System (BMVRALS) is soon coming on stream. Developed […]

Fuel prices cut for premium and diesel oil but prices trended up in first half of 2019
The yoyoing of fuel prices continues. Cuts were announced today by the government to take […]

Belizean man shot and killed allegedly by his son in Ohio, USA
A Belizean man was gunned down in Barberton, Ohio on Wednesday morning, and police have charged […]

Non-profit group promotes useful ideas for open government
This week, the Trust for the Americas, a not-for-profit organization and affiliate of the Organization of […]

U-23 Female Volleyball National Team goes to Nicaragua for Central American Championship
The U-23 Female Volleyball National Team will depart Belize for the IV Central American U-23 […]

Marijuana seller stabbed by customer
Marlon Casey, 24, of Ladyville, was arraigned Wednesday for a stabbing reported to be the […]

Model young people rewarded for “Du Di Rait Ting”
For fourteen years, the Belize Police Department’s “Du Di Rait Ting” program has sought out […]

Belize’s Female National Team qualifies to Olympic Qualification Tournament
Belize’s Female National Team placed second in the 2019 Central American Women’s Volleyball Championship that […]

Police explain shutdown of late night vending
Those seeking a late night bite to eat will need to head out earlier, as the […]

Senior citizen in trouble over drugs
Sixty-five-year-old Henry Armstrong, known as “Mission,” owes the courts major money for separate convictions on […]

Fair weather to continue
Generally fair weather is expected to continue today. Sunny skies with some cloudy spells are […]

Belize upgraded to Tier 2 on Trafficking in Persons report
Today, the United States Department of State released the 2019 Trafficking in Persons (TIP) report. […]

Belize Coast Guard Lieutenant receives Honor Graduate Award at US training center
Belizean Lieutenant, Alma Pinelo was honored with the Honor Graduate award yesterday in Virginia. Pinelo […]

Man stabbed in apparent weed deal gone bad
One man is recovering from stab wounds and another imprisoned over a weed deal reportedly […]

Belize Network of NGOs hosts membership meeting in Belize City
Yesterday, the Belize Network of NGOs (BNN) held a general membership meeting at the Belize Audubon […]

LOVE FM

2nd Intake of Belize Youth Challenge
The Second cohort of the Belize Youth Challenge (BYC) passed out today. The uniformed cadets were in great form as they were presented to their parents and family in front of officials from both Ministries of National Security and Human Development. The BYC, formerly the National Youth Cadet Service Corp was designed to intervene and …

3 stamps unveiled with MOU signed between Chunghwa Post and the Belize Postal Service
This year marks the 30 anniversary of diplomatic ties between Taiwan and Belize. A high level diplomat, Dr. Chia-Lung Lin, the Ministry of Transportation and Communications for Taiwan flew to Belize to sign a memorandum of understanding between Chunghwa Post and the Belize Postal Service to improve the technology used by our post offices. Ministry …

Police honor 10 youths from across country for doing DI RAIT TING
14 years ago, former commissioner of police, Gerald Westby attended a police meeting in Miami, Florida in the United States. At that meeting, a man who previously handed a gun over the police department received a certificate. That experience was the seed that transformed into the “Do Di Rait Ting” program. Since the launch in …

Blogs

A Trip to Belize City, A Bestselling Book, The Museum of Belize and An Update
So yesterday I was off to Belize City – to try to figure out the right/best/most cost-efficient way to get this book printed and for sale on Ambergris Caye and to run some other errands. The view from Central Park San Pedro just before I hopped aboard my water taxi to Belize City. After the errands, I had half an hour – and I went to the Museum of Belize. Where YEARS ago I saw one of the most incredible things I’ve ever seen – the crown jewel of Belize. The largest piece of jade ever found from the Maya era – the Jade Head of Belize. The building itself is FASCINATING and terrifying. It was the Belize Central Prison from 1857 to 1993! And some of the display inside – and the thick iron doors and the tiny dark cells…are harrowing.

Public Service Information Day 2019
Today, Public Service Information Day 2019, is happening right at Corozal Central Park. Belize Customs and Excise Department, BCVI, Corozal Town Council, Belize Diabetes Association Czl, Belize Red Cross, Labour Department, Income Tax Department, Department and Youth Services,NDACC, Police Booth, Department and General Sales Taxes, Corozal Library and lots more booths are out here giving information for the public to be informed about Their Departments across Belize. To be informed about what they do on their daily works for Belize. If, you have any questions, come out right now at Corozal Central Park to ask questions.

International Sourcesizz

Belize takes place at tourism’s top table
Selling Travel has published in-depth article about Belize’s tourism growth and also plans for the future! Click below to read what BTB's very own Director of Tourism Karen Bevans had to say about our unique country

Belize upgraded to Tier 2 Watch List
The U.S. Department of State released the 2019 Trafficking in Persons (TIP) report today. Belize has been upgraded to Tier 2 Watch List after demonstrating notable improvements in victim services and strengthening the anti-trafficking police unit. While Belize does not fully meet the minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking in persons, the report recognized the efforts the Government of Belize made over the last year.

Llega la Guardia Nacional a la frontera de México-Belice
Belizeans take note. The Mexican government has sent reserve national security personnel at the Belize-Mexico borderline to help regulate illegal crossing over to the Mexican territory! El gobierno federal desplego 300 elementos de la Guardia Nacional en la frontera México-Belice para apoyar al personal del Instituto Nacional de Migración (INM) en la contención de migrantes centroamericanos. Los elementos de la Guardia Nacional que llegaron a Quintana Roo fueron enviados a las aduanas Chactemal, Subteniente López y en el punto fronterizo de la comunidad de la Unión.

Honduran President Deploys Military Across Nation Amid Chaos
President Juan Orlando Hernandez (JOH) announced orders to the Honduran military Thursday to deploy to all parts of the country to stamp down the ever-widening protests against the neoliberal policies of his administration. This follows an overnight emergency session with his National Defense and Security Council after a violent night of protests turned deadly. Protests, which have been ongoing among different sectors of the nation for over a month, broke out into a frenzy Wednesday all over Tegucigalpa as well as other areas of the country when elite special police force units of the National Police, known as the Special Tiger Force, announced a strike, with some saying they would no longer "support a government that isn't worth it" and calling out violations against their rights.

Videos

  • Better in Belize, Xscape, Roomtour durchs Haus mit Flussaussicht, 15min. Hier kann man Urlaub machen. Also während man nicht da ist, kann man es Vermieten. Das ist auch mit nicht so nachhaltigen Dingen ausgestattet. Dennoch ein guter Kompromiss.

  • BELIZE CITY LOCAL STREET ART FAIR, 6min. Local street art fair. Festive music, yummy food, and the best rum drinks ever.

  • Belize 2019, 28min. Our family trip to Belize in June of 2019. We stayed at Cave's Branch resort in the jungle near Belmopan and then at Weezie's on the island of Caye Caulker.

  • Interview on land distribution with Honourable Manuel Heredia, 14min.

  • Flower Moon Party Video, 3.5min. Mind & Me keeps upping the bar when it comes to music productions. Their awesome video captures what the Flower Moon Beach Rave on Caye Caulker was all about. More are coming.

  • Sunset Lounge San Pedro Belize, 4min. In today's video, I'm celebrating Gil's birthday, the owner of Sunset Lounge which is at the top of the Sancas Building on Ambergris Caye. Check out this cool rooftop bar/lounge and see the birthday celebrations as well.

  • Official Presentation | Belize National Team Coach | Vincenzo Alberto Annese | Belize City , 35min.

  • Police Check Point, 52min.