I will be unable to do the daily news tomorrow, Wednesday June 26. I will return on Thursday morning.
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The San Pedro Sun
Tour guide Mario Graniel and Dr. Gary Swank shot and killed at sea
Police in San Pedro Town continue to investigate the double-murder of local tour guide, 53-year-old Mario Nestor Graniel Jr. and American National, 53-year-old Dr. Gary Paul Swank. They were both gunned down on Sunday, June 23rd, while on a fly-fishing trip at sea on the leeward side of Ambergris Caye. While investigations continue, no arrests have been made.
Calling All Alumni Campers of the Coral Reef Ed-Ventures Summer Program
Smith College and Hol Chan Marine Reserve invite you to a 20th Anniversary Celebration of the Coral Reef Ed-Ventures Program. We will be celebrating 20 years of connections among Coral Ed Smith alums, Hol Chan Marine Reserve, and the San Pedro community. We hope to see as many camp participants as possible to reconnect and celebrate our longstanding reef-education partnership. Family members welcome.
This Gala Community Celebration will take place on Friday, June 28th from 5:30-8:00 p.m. at Palapa Bar and Grill. A free appetizers buffet and punch will be included for all.
Virginia Doctor Identified In Island Double Murder
Reports form news media in the United States of America, have revealed the identity of the tourist who was killed in the double murder case that occurred on Sunday, June 23, 2019. The tourist has been identified as Roanoke, Virgina cardiologist Dr. Gary Swank; who was found dead along with local tour guide Mario Graniel Jr.
Swank was an interventional cardiologist ,medical director of Carilion Clinic's Cardiac Catheterization Lab and an associate professor of internal medicine at the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine in Roanoke, according to WDBJ. According to his clinic, Dr. Swank was a well-respected and well-loved colleague. He was vacationing with his wife and three children in Belize when he was killed.
Introducing The New & Improved DigiPark In Belize City
Digi, in collaboration with the Government of Belize and the Belize City Council, has taken a step in its commitment to developing communities across the country. On Saturday, June 15, the company was thrilled to host the official opening of the new and improved Belize City DigiPark – formerly known as The BTL Park.
The new DigiPark is now the 8th public park in the country equipped with FREE DigiNet Wi-Fi connection via the company’s state-of-the-art fiber optic network. The ceremony highlighted honorary remarks from Belize City Mayor, Bernard Wagner; councilor in charge of Parks & Beautification, Aisha Gentle and Deputy Chief Sales and Marketing Officer of Digi, Marconi Leal.
Various Belizean Sources
Volleyball Athletes with Belizean Heritage
If you are a Belizean volleyball player living abroad, Belize needs you!
Caye Caulker Village Council Election Results
Congratulations to Chairman-elect, Seleny Villanueva Pott and the following councilors-elect on winning the CCVC election yesterday: Mike Neal, Lilia Marin, George Delcid, Kimberly Sutherland, Danny Reynolds and Alejandro Carrasco.
The Belize Peace Movement strongly condemns the actions of the deputy prime minister and minister of education, by way of his politicizing the students’ awards ceremony held in Punta Gorda on 17th June 2019.
It is shameful for the minister to allow a United Democratic Party ( UDP ) political aspirant to take part in distributing the awards and whose presence reeked of party political posturing. It is a further shame and insult to the school, parents, teachers and young students that their innocent and important occasion was disrespected by the minister, who tried to make it appear that he and the political aspirant were doing students a favour by giving some students monies from the education grant.
UDP LEADS VILLAGE COUNCIL ELECTIONS WEEK 1
The United Democratic Party captured 113 seats, the PUP 104 and 28 independent representatives were elected.
BELIZE FISHING REPORT: JUNE 9, 2019 THROUGH JUNE 16, 2019
Windy conditions continued keeping most of the action to the lee of the islands and cayes. Permit fishing remained good, with some large fish landed.
BTB Kiosks Lobster Events
The Way Of The Masewal (U Beelil Máasewal Wiinik )
Even that today many Yucatec Maya in Belize now work as police,teachers,Office Jobs ,Caneros and etc many continue doing Milpa . Today many Maya in Corozal and Orange walk continue doing milpa and growing crops with out using artificial pesticides or fertilizars . Milpa is known in Maya as "Kool" and is mostly done for personal consumption especially corn for doing Tsotob(Tamalitos de maiz) . Especially old Mayeros who are retired continue to do milpa as way of entertaining themselves and its believe it helps them to live longer . Doing milpa is a connection with earth ,a connection with our ancestors,the connection with your innerself , one which binds together the family and a connection of eating healthy food . That is the way of the Maya Máasewal .
Dia de San Pedro 2019
Dia de San Pedro festivities commence on Friday!
We have a great line up for the whole family to enjoy! You do not want to miss it!
2nd Annual Natitional Bartender's Cup
July 20, 3pm
Ministry of National Security Issues Statement on Recent Quintuple Murder
The nation is undoubtedly and understandably concerned over the recent murder of five persons who reportedly went on a fishing expedition in the Swallow Caye area. The Ministry of National Security shares its sincere condolences with the grieving families. The Ministry gives assurance to the families and the public that all is being done to investigate and bring to justice those responsible for this heinous crime. The Ministry, however, reassures the public that there is no indication that there is any generalized threat to public safety.
The Ministry notes that there is a tendency for crime to spike after reports of illicit activities related to the transshipment of drugs that are destined for North America find its way on Belize’s shores. The Ministry has observed that each time there are reports of the transshipment of drugs through the country there are residual effects and consequences.
Summer Programs for Children
Looking for summer programs to keep the children busy over the holidays? Then here are some great programs for you to consider.
Fiestarama in Orange Walk begins June 29
This June 29th & 30th Fiestarama comes to Downtown Orange Walk! New Experience, free access to everyone! See you There!!! Fiestarama The Downtown Festival!
Diabetic Footcare Assessment
Tuesday, June 25, 2019 at 9 AM – 12 PM, Belize Diabetes Association, 27 7th Avenue, Corozal, Corozal, Belize. Foot complications are among the most serious and costly complications of diabetes. As a diabetic not only should you examine your feet daily but your doctor should examine your feet at every visit.
A thorough foot exam should be conducted once a year. If you have a history of foot problems, check-ups should be more frequent. Report any corns, calluses, sores, cuts, bruises, infections, or foot pain.
Come in to our office on Tuesday's to get a foot care assessment by Foot Care Assistant Nicholas Raul Gomez and receive more information concerning appropriate care for any diabetic related wounds. The cost of service is $3 and includes Blood Sugar & Blood Pressure Testing.
GRAPHIC ART EXHIBITION
Thursday June 27th at 2:00 P.M. Corozal House of Culture. Organized by the Image Factory Art Foundation.
FFB Interdistrict Elite Tournament 2019 in Corozal
Come out and support Corozal. CFA invites each and every Corozaleño for this weekend's FFB Interdistrict Elite Tournament 2019.
Date: Saturday, June 29th, 2019.
Time: It all starts at 11:00 a.m.
Place: Santiago Ricalde Stadium.
Come and witness our very own Corozal District Selection vs San Pedro Selection.
CFA and San Pedro Invites you.
FUNDRAISER FOR COROZAL ANIMAL PROGRAM
Please join us for a fun afternoon of Bingo called by our very own Teamous Newberne!
DATE: WEDNESDAY, JUNE 26
TIME: 2:00 TO 4:00 P.M.
PLACE: TORTUGA RESTAURANT.
There will be cash prizes, as well as other great prizes. 100% of the funds we raise goes to CAP!
FCD announces the post for a Park Ranger
All interested individuals are asked to contact us at [email protected] for Terms of Reference and Application Form. We invite you to join us.
Taste of the Caribbean 2019
Taste of the Caribbean is the region’s premier culinary competition, food & beverage educational exchange and Caribbean cultural showcase. Since 1993, the Caribbean’s best chefs and culinary teams unite at Taste to compete, demonstrate their skills, learn from each other and offer the general public a scintillating exhibition of the most delectable culinary treats of the islands.
Images from the Museum of Belize's booth at the 'Taiwan Belize IT Friendship Day
In case you missed it! Here are a few images from the Museum of Belize's booth at the 'Taiwan Belize IT Friendship Day' 2019 celebration.
We would also like to take this time to acknowledge our gift baskets raffle winners!! Thanks again, to all our participants.
1) Mr.Stewart Balderamos
2) Ms. Sherigne Rodriquez
3) Mr.Harvey Valenzona
Go support and buy . Pibil is one of food which is part of our Yucatec Maya (Maya Mestizo) identity in northern Belize .
The Swallow Caye 5: All Killed At Sea
It's been one of the most violent and unsettling weekends we've ever witnessed, with a staggering death toll: we have 9 murders to report on tonight, killings with motives ranging from narco-violence to a lovers' triangle.
We start where we left off Friday with the mass murder at sea. On Friday night: the body count was three dead, with two missing. But over the weekend the final two men were found - and, just like the first three, they had been murdered, shot multiple times. These two were found tied up behind Mapp Caye - not far from Swallow Caye - about three miles off the coast of Belize City, which is also where two of the other three had been found.
Island Tour Guide Murdered On The Job; His Guest Was Silenced
And, our next story is about a Sunday afternoon double murder that has shaken up San Pedro and could have very serious implications for the tourism sector.
A tourist who had gone fly fishing was murdered when the local guide he went out with was targeted for an execution at sea.
It happened on Sunday morning in the San Pedro Town lagoon when 53 year old tour guide Mario Graniel was returning from a tour with fellow 53 year old Dr. Gary Swank. Swank was a visitor, staying at a home on the north end of Ambergris Caye where his wife and children were waiting for him to return from his morning fishing tour.
Police Are Taking These Murders At Sea Seriously
So, that's 7 people killed out at sea in less than 5 days, and the police commissioner is paying close attention to these very high-profile crimes. He told us today, that he's assigned senior investigators with supporting officers, so that they can make their best attempts at solving them, and hopefully making arrests:
Chester Williams, Commissioner of Police:
"Let me start by expressing our deepest condolences to the families of all those who lost their lives at sea over the past couple of days..."
Law Enforcement Looks Closely At Harbour Area
Police are also assuring the residents of the coastal communities in the Belize District, that they've been alerted to frequency of criminal activities that have been taking place around the Belize City Harbour. The Police Commissioner invited one of the leaders of the Belize Coast Guard to today's press conference to assure the public that they will be increasing their presence to respond appropriately:
"It is about time that we begin to see how best we can patrol this coastline closer to Belize City. We have earlier in the year, the matter with Mr. Neal; again from Mapp Caye. And then now we have this one. But it seems that the Mapp Caye/Swallow Caye is the main area closer to Belize City."
Elected Politicians Weigh In On Crime Spike
As you've seen in the news tonight - there was whole lot of crime this weekend. And that scary spike has spurred the expected boilerplate reactions from politicians.
First up was the Leader of The Opposition, John Briceno, whose office issued this statement. Quote, "The PUP holds the Barrow Administration completely responsible for yet another six months in which the general law- abiding citizenry continues to be paralyzed by crime. We are fed up of the press conferences and constant claims that statistics show that crime is decreasing. The families of Anna Villanueva, the five fishermen, or the family of Principal Alarice Andrewin can testify that crime is not reducing. The many Belizeans who are assaulted and the many businesspersons who are held at gunpoint, beaten and their establishment robbed are a persistent reminder that crime continues to rise." End quote.
Cayo Woman Killed By Another
At the top of the news, we told you about the 7 men killed in 2 separate incidents, 5 at Mapp Caye, and 2 at the north end of Ambergris Caye.
Well, our next story is about the stabbing death of a woman, allegedly committed by another woman.
It happened last night in Bullet Tree Falls - and it springs from a domestic dispute between two women.
48 year old Yolanda Requena got into a fight with another woman who stabbed her fatally to the chest. That woman is at large tonight.
Corozal Resident Murdered On Time Off From Work
The deadly weekend's first killing happened at the start of the weekend in Corozal town. 23 year old David Martinez was visiting his family in Corozal Town in the San Andres Area. He had arrived on June 14th and was scheduled to return back to San Pedro on Saturday, where he works, but he was fatally shot by two gunmen on Friday night.
Martinez was sitting on a white bucket under a shed in the family yard, socializing with two friends. The shooters, who had their faces covered, walked into the yard and reportedly hid behind a blue vehicle which was parked inside the yard. That's the position from which they fired, and police say Martinez was hit in his right lower back.
Another (Suspected) Drug Plane Destroyed
In other news out of the north, another plane was found completely destroyed by fire after it made an illicit landing in the Orange Walk District.
This one was found near Blue Creek Village, and though police are hesitant to say so without proof, it appears to have been carrying illicit cargo, most-likely drugs.
Here's what comments the Head of the National Criminal Investigations Branch had to say about this incident:
Cops Found Suspected Aviation Fuel Down South
And down south, the cops found a sizable quantity of suspected aviation fuel, that could have been used to refuel another illegally landed aircraft near the Monkey River Road.
Here's what details police had to share on yesterday's discovery:
As noted, police say that this cache of suspected aviation fuel was some 3 miles away from a recognized commercial airstrip.
Trio Supermarket Robbed By A Shotgun Wielder
A business place in the Toledo Village of Trio was robbed on Friday night. 2 men, one of whom was armed with a shotgun, stormed into the store known as Trio Supermarket. They then held up the owner with the weapon, and then stole an unknown quantity of cash, before riding off on bicycles belonging to some of the store's innocent patrons.
ACP Joseph Myvett:
"On Friday, sometime around 8pm, Bella Vista police responded to a robbery in Trio Village whereupon arrival the police were informed that the proprietor of Trio Supermarket that shortly before 8pm..."
Man Drowns In Red Bank
So, while the cops try to find the culprits in that daring robbery, they don't think that any crime was committed in the death of man who drowned in Red Bank, which is near the southern edge of the Stann Creek District.
At this time, it is believed that he jumped into the river for a swim, before his friends arrived, and when they got there, they ended up finding his body in the water.
There were no signs of violence on the victim's body.
House Fire On George Street
Residents of George Street in Belize City woke up to an early morning fire that Saturday.
It started at one home on the street, but it spread to an abandoned house nearby. Fortunately, the blaze didn't get completely out-of-control, but it has left an elderly gentleman homeless.
Here's more details from the National Fire Service:
Charged For Kidnapping His Own Wife?
Belmopan police have charged a man for kidnapping his wife - after he allegedly handcuffed her to a bed for over a week. 32 year old mason Vincent Pascascio allegedly handcuffed his common law Illona Coote to her bed on the 15th off June and she escaped this weekend and ran to police in the capital. Police say she had significant injuries to her face from being beaten, and he has also been charged for wounding.
A Full Week Devoted To The Cops
Police week 2019 started yesterday. It's an entire 7 days dedicated to recognize and remember the hundreds of police men and women who make great personal sacrifices to serve the country, and keep you, the citizens as safe as possible.
As you would expect, the department has a calendar full of activities. The police commissioner took the time out to prepare a 7-minute announcement on the week's importance. Here's a short exerpt of that message:
The Taiwanese Government's Investment Mission
Taiwan's state relationship with Belize is a long story of economic and technical assistance - and now the island nation wants to steer investors to Belize. Two investment missions from Taiwan are visiting Belize this year. The first is here during this last week in June to explore opportunities in the tourism sector.
We found out a more at a welcome event sponsored by BELTRAIDE:..
BELIZE & TAIWAN AT 30
This weekend, while the Taiwanese officials were still in Belize, the Government held a number of activities in memory of the 30-year friendship that the 2 nations have shared. We leave tonight with a few highlights of a street fair the officials hosted.
Quintuple Murder at Sea; was it Drug Related?
Going into the weekend, police and the coastguard were on high alert at sea searching for two Belize City youths who could not be located. They were the youngest of [...]
A Belizean and a Tourist are Shot Dead in San Pedro
San Pedro residents were stunned on Sunday when word of a double murder spread across the island. Police on Ambergris Caye are investigating the deaths of Mario Graniel, a well-known [...]
Police Say Graniel Had Beef with Notorious Gang Figure
Investigators are working on establishing a motive. This was not the first time that Graniel came under gunfire. A day before the double murder, shots were fired at Graniel’s apartment [...]
Separate Teams Deployed to Investigate Cases of Multiple Murders at Sea
A total of seven persons have been murdered at sea in less than five days, including the quintuple murder in the Mapp Caye/Swallow Caye area and the double murder in [...]
Man Killed in Corozal but was He the Intended Target?
A construction worker was killed in Corozal Town on Friday night. Police say they don’t know why David Martinez was gunned down and if the bullets were meant for him [...]
A Deadly Love Triangle Claims the Life of a Mother of Four
Residents of Bullet Tree Falls Village were shocked to find out that a murder had taken place in their neck of the woods on Sunday evening, more so that the [...]
P.U.P. on Weekend Bloodbath
The bloodbath over the weekend has triggered a statement from Leader of the Opposition. John Briceño notes that ten persons lost their lives this past week in a crime spree. In [...]
Tensions Spike in Caye Caulker for Village Council Elections
The first phase of village council elections was held on Sunday. A total of thirty-five villages in Corozal, Belize, Cayo, Stann Creek and Toledo participated in the first round. The [...]
Are the Burnt Remnants of an Aircraft and Aviation Fuel Found Tied to Illicit Activities?
Today, police shared details of the suspected drug plane which was found already burnt in northern Belize. According to the authorities, they were alerted about the remnants of the aircraft [...]
5 Kilos of Weed Seized on Passenger Buses
Police seized over five thousand grams of weed between Friday and Saturday. The seizures all happened on passenger buses traveling in the north heading in a south bound direction. Police [...]
Trio Supermarket Robbed by 4 Thieves on Friday Night
A supermarket in the southern community of Trio was hit by armed thieves on Friday night. According to police, four men stormed the business and proceeded to rob the propriety [...]
George Street Fire Leaves Elderly Man Homeless
A fire on Saturday night in Belize City has left an elderly man homeless. The property on George Street contained three wooden structures, two of which were gutted by the [...]
Jamie Cayetano Drowns in Red Bank
A young man lost his life over the weekend in Red Bank Village where he had gone swimming with a group of friends in the nearby river. Jamie Cayetano reportedly [...]
A New Tax Administration and Procedure Bill
On Friday, the House of Representatives read through the Tax Administration and Procedure Bill 2019 which essentially sees a merger of the Income Tax and General Sales Tax departments. The [...]
PM Says Income Tax/GST Merger Concerns are Baseless
Prime Minister Barrow responded to those claims as baseless and unsubstantiated, notwithstanding the fact that the opposition supports the idea of streamlining the tax system. Prime Minister Dean Barrow [...]
A Fair to Commemorate Bilateral Relations between Belize and Taiwan
On Saturday, the Taiwanese Embassy in Belize celebrated the thirtieth anniversary of established diplomatic ties between Belize and Taiwan. Both countries have cooperation in areas such as education, agriculture, climate [...]
Belize Hosts Taiwanese Trade Mission
The Ministry of Investment and Trade has partnered with the Embassy of the Republic of China (Taiwan) to facilitate two investment missions to Belize. These missions are to help increase foreign direct [...]
Summer Coding Camp for Girls Launched
The first Society of Women Coders Camp for Girls was launched this morning and the aim is to engage the intellectual curiosity of Belize’s young women and provide an atmosphere [...]
Veteran Sportscaster James Adderley and with Weekend Stats
Good evening, I’m James Adderley and this is Sports Monday. [Highlights of the weekend in sports...]
Police Create Special Task Force To Investigate Lobster Trap Murders
Police has assigned a task force to investigate the murder of five fishermen, all of whom were related. The body of the first fisherman was found on Thursday evening, two others on Friday and the final two on Saturday.
Caye Caulker Elections Clerk Says, “Recount Of Ballots”
Credible reports to the Reporter are that a recount will take place starting at 1:00 this afternoon in Caye Caulker, after some ballots from yesterday’s village council elections on that island were found inside a classroom at the polling area this morning.
Breaking Belize News
Hispanic men rob supermarket in Trio Village
Just before 8 o’clock on Friday night, there was a robbery in Trio, Toledo. Four […]
Police find over 5 thousand grams of cannabis aboard passenger buses
Over the weekend, police conducted searches on three passenger buses that led to the discovery […]
Award winning Belizean product, Truly Turmeric, being exported to CARICOM
By BBN Staff : The world’s first manufacturers of fresh turmeric paste, Naledo Belize, announced that their award […]
Ministry of National Security advises public not to retrieve packages found at sea
The Ministry of National Security issued a statement today extending condolences to the family of […]
Ministry of National Security notes crime trends following suspected narco-trafficking reports
File picture: September 2018 The Ministry of National Security issued a statement today on the […]
Police: Suspects detained in case of men found dead near Mapp Caye
Today police confirmed that several suspects have been detained and several statements have been recorded […]
Police confirm two suspected drug plane runs
Police today confirmed two separate incidents involving suspected narcotics trafficking via separate planes. In the […]
Suspects detained for San Pedro double murder
According to police, some suspects have been detained for last week’s double murder in San […]
PUP lashes at Government for senseless violence across Belize
In light of the recent spike in crime in Belize, PUP Leader, John Briceno issued […]
Man knocked down by Vehicle in Toledo
A man was knocked down by a vehicle a short while ago in the Toledo […]
Woman stabbed to death in Cayo
Reports reaching our newsroom is that a woman was stabbed to death in Bullet Tree […]
Five bodies in all found over the weekend
Five men left out on a fishing trip last week and never returned. Instead, one by one, their bodies were found by members of the Police Department and the Belize Coast Guard. These men: 23-year-old, Travis Cooke; 49-year-old, Ernest Wills; 40-year-old, Winston Santos; 21-year-old, Jamar Martinez and 19-year-old, Allyson Jones – all lived in the …
Multiple fires over the weekend
There were multiple house fires over the weekend. In the first incident, our Correspondent Paul Mahung says the fire was ignited when lightening hit a thatch roof. Paul Mahung: “ Fire totally destroyed the house of a teacher and family in rural Toledo. Information from Senator Macario Coye indicated that about 8:10 pm on Friday, …
Woman accused of Killing woman that was in a relationship with her husband
A single mother of four was killed after 7 on Sunday night in the Cayo District. The victim and her suspected killer are both residents of Bullet Tree Village. Love News travelled to Bullet Tree and spoke to a neighbor, the village chairman and the eldest daughter of the victim about what could have caused …
23-year-old man fatally shot while socializing
In what has been a bloody weekend in Belize, the first murder came on Friday night, on the San Andreas Road in Corozal Town. This murder follows the three bodies that were found between Thursday evening and Friday morning. 23-year-old, David Martinez, was reportedly socializing with friends in a yard when his assailants approached him …
American tourist and tour guide murdered at sea
53-year-old, American tourist, Gary Swank, who is also an interventional cardiologist, Medical Director of Carilion Clinic’s Cardiac Catheterization Lab and an Associate Professor of Internal Medicine at the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine, was found murdered alongside Belizean tour guide, 53-year-old Mario Graniel Junior, on Sunday morning. This double murder occurred while Graniel and …
Caye Caulker offers a kick-back, low-key island lifestyle
Caye Caulker, a five-mile long island off the coast of mainland Belize, is a charming Caribbean island where “go slow” is the motto. This island is known for its stunning seascapes, diverse water sports, eco-tours, and friendly community.
This charming island is graced with pastel-colored B&Bs, bars, and cafés. The lifestyle is laidback and low key. It’s a perfect spot for those who wish to live on the Caribbean Sea, surrounded by nature… Artists and writers, who seek creative inspiration, will find plenty here, given the spectacular natural environment.
Decoding the Secrets of the Belize ATM Cave
One of the most mysterious archeological sites on the planet is located deep within the jungles of Belize. Now known as Actun Tunichil Muknal (ATM) Cave, this vast underground labyrinth was abandoned and forgotten about for more than 1,000 years. Only accidentally rediscovered in the 1980s, the cave is proving to be a treasure trove of information not just about the ancient Maya but also about climate change.
The diverse collection of religious artifacts, pottery, and weapons would be more than enough to excite archeologists, but the greatest secret of the cave lies much further in. Only after more than an hour of navigating one’s way ever deeper into the earth does ATM’s namesake become visible.
Finding Our Own Kind of Relaxation in Small-Town Belize
“We’re trying to get better at retiring,” laughs Leslie Sorrell. She and her husband, Will, bought land in the seaside town of Hopkins, Belize, a decade ago with the intent of retiring from their demanding careers.
The former political consultant and accountant immediately took to the slower pace. “We didn’t mind not putting on suits or no longer being called at 2 a.m. with a crisis.”
But they didn’t spend their days napping in a hammock either. Instead, they took up building. “We’d bought property with a plan to build our dream home. We spent a year creating the plans of a beautiful home with wrap around porches. But instead, we bought and renovated an inn. We remodeled cabanas. We built a commercial space; we were going to make fresh cheeses,” says Leslie.
A Monday Scroll in Corozal
Do you love Corozal? If you do, then you are in the right place. If you are looking for an attractive place, you are in the right place. There are a lot of morning people who just love to walk around town in Corozal. Because the water is so calm and not that rough as it is like midday. Today, I came around town, to take photos of the Corozal view. Beside's going to the Beach, you can also visit the local restaurants around Town. Also, you can always visit the ruins in Corozal, while you are visiting Corozal. About 84 miles from the capital of Belize is the city of Corozal, the capital of the district of the same name and a site really close to the border with Mexico. These lands were in the 19th century part of an extensive private property but in the middle of that century, a town was born that grew around beautiful Mayan ruins.
Roanoke doctor and his tour guide killed while fishing in Belize
A Roanoke doctor was killed while fishing in Belize on Sunday.
Dr. Gary P. Swank, an interventional cardiologist at the Carilion Clinic, was found dead with his local tour guide, the hospital said in a statement Monday.
“Dr. Swank was a well-respected and well-loved colleague who, each and every day, embodied the values that we hold dear,” the statement said. “We are heartbroken at his loss.”
Swank, 53, was medical director of the clinic’s cardiac catheterization lab and an associate professor of internal medicine at the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine.
'Well-loved' American heart doctor gunned down on vacation in Belize along with tour guide
The bodies of an American cardiologist from Virginia and his tour guide were found in Belize Sunday, dead from gunshot wounds.
Gary Swank, 53, who was in the country fly fishing, was found floating face down in a lagoon in San Pedro along with his guide, Marion Nestle Graniel, also 53. Swank, who worked for the Carilion Clinic in Roanoke, was also an associate professor of internal medicine at the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine.
Authorities said Swank and Graniel were fishing at the San Pedro town lagoon when a skiff passed by and opened fire on their boat, Carilion Clinic officials said in a social media post.
Belize to protect critical wildlife corridor that’s home to jaguars and more
In a boost to jaguars and other iconic wildlife of Central America, the government of Belize has approved a proposal to protect the Maya Forest Corridor, a key stretch of jungle that could help create the largest contiguous block of forest in Central America.
About 20 kilometers (12 miles) long and 7 kilometers (4 miles) wide, the Maya Forest Corridor connects two major protected areas: the Manatee Forest Reserve to the south and the Rio Bravo Conservation and Management Area to the north. These protected areas, in turn, are contiguous with the larger Maya Mountain Block in central Belize and the northern Maya lowland forests, shared by Belize, Guatemala and Mexico. The corridor also includes small protected areas, such as the Monkey Bay Wildlife Sanctuary and the Labouring Creek Jaguar Corridor, which the Belizean government had previously set aside to provide safe passage for jaguars (Panthera onca).
Have you done the splash competition at The Split on Caye Caulker?, 5sec.
Marie Sharp's at New York Fancy Food Show 2019!!, 40sec.
Belize Vacation 2019, 4min.
Climbing Mayan ruins in Belize, 5min.
Belize 2019 - Ramon's Village Walkthrough, 21min.
Tomika, Belize, 4min. Short video from an interview in Belize on how secondhand clothing benefits people in central America
Police Check Point, 54min.
The Social Security Fund - How Does it Work, 33min.
The Belize Police Department - Police Week, 21min.
Belize Underwater Dive Hopkins, Belize 2017, 6min.
Sleeping Giant Rainforest Lodge, Belize 2017, 5.5min.
Howler Monkeys in Belize, 1.5min. I recorded some howler monkeys while I was in Belize.
Accion Deportiva, 57min.