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The San Pedro Sun
Area Representative Hon. Manuel Heredia Jr. awards top two PSE students of Belize Rural South
On behalf of the Belize Tourism Board (BTB) and the Belize Rural South (BRS), Area Representative Hon. Manuel Heredia Jr awarded the top two students from Belize Rural South for their outstanding performance in this year’s Primary School Examinations (PSE) on Thursday, June 27th at the BTB office in San Pedro Town. Eleven-year-old AnnElyse Fleser-Perdue from Isla Bonita Elementary School (IBES) scored the highest marks in San Pedro Town, with 380/400 points (95%), which landed her in the second spot countrywide and made her the only island student to make it in this year’s top 25 PSE scorers. Caye Caulker Village’s 13-year-old Kagan Alamina of Caye Caulker Roman Catholic School scored the highest for La Isla Carinosa, with 339/400 points (84.75%). Both students received a $500 check to assist them in their school expenses as they further their education and a certificate of acknowledgment.
OAS promotes methods for better government transparency in Belize
Eight civil society and private sector projects “promoting an Open Government Ecosystem in Belize’ celebrated their achievements over the past 18 months, with the support of the Organization of American States (OAS) and grant funding from the Embassy of the United States, in a ceremony at the Best Western Belize Biltmore Plaza Hotel on Monday evening, June 17.
The OAS Trust for the Americas has been working hand in hand with these eight groups to foster initiatives to achieve greater transparency for greater development results. OAS representative in Belize, Mr. Starett Greene explained the objective was to engage civil societies in strengthening both central and local governments, to advance democracy.
One case of Stony Coral Tissue Loss Disease case confirmed on Ambergris Caye; tour operators and guides are asked to be on the lookout
After a recent report of a case of Stony Coral Tissue Loss Disease (SCTLD), Hol Chan Marine Reserve (HCMR) is kindly asking all tour operators and guides to report any sightings of unhealthy coral. This is the first case reported on Ambergris Caye, and guides and operators are asked to be on the lookout for any similar cases during their dive or snorkel trip.
The disease first appeared in 2014 in Florida, then in 2018 it was confirmed to be in some areas of the Caribbean, and now in summer of 2019, one confirmed case has been noted in Belize, within the Bacalar Chico Marine Reserve area of Northern Ambergris Caye. The disease affects nearly half of the stony coral species, including primary reef-building species. Elkhorn and staghorn do not seem to be affected by the disease. According to HCMR, the cause of the disease is still unknown, and all the factors that affect transmission are not fully understood. Scientists are yet to find a way to treat the disease successfully, although many studies are finding short success on small scales.
Fifth annual International Day of Yoga celebrated on Ambergris Caye
Yoga aficionados on Ambergris Caye celebrated the fifth annual International Day of Yoga at the Akbol Yoga Retreat and Eco Resort north of San Pedro Town on Sunday, June 23rd. A total of 25 persons participated in the event, representing most of the yoga studios on the island. The session took place simultaneously across Belize, following a schedule in the same order as it is set by the Indian panel in Asia.
Kristen Migilio of Ak’bol was delighted to host the international event which started at 10:30AM on the resort’s dock. Led by Diana Snyder, the yoga class was deemed very successful, seeing the participation of island residents and tourists alike. Shaded by the palapa, with the magnificent Caribbean Sea around them, enthusiasts enjoyed the unity of mind and body, experiencing the harmony between man/woman and nature.
Various Belizean Sources
Meet your Corozal Rotary Club
The Rotary Club of Corozal handing over ceremony for the Rotary year 2019-2020, Executive Board and Board of Directors 2019-2020
President: Faride Ahmad,
Vice President: Shelley Falk,
Treasurer: Julio Dominguez,
Secretary: Sally Cameron Foley.
Vocational Service Director - Frank Brechin,
Club Service Director - Sally Cameron Foley.
BELIZE WOMEN U23 WIN SILVER MEDAL!!!
Belize won 3-0 (26-24, 25-21, 25-22) against El Salvador to secure the silver medal, for the first time in their four Central American U23 Championships, ending with a 4-2 win/loss record (20 points), while El Salvador missed the podium with 2-4.
The Belizean team won an initial advantage of 7 points (10-3) and a match point in favor of El Salvador to tie the game at 24 and won the first set 26-24, which was decisive in getting the win.
Melanie Palacio, Mya Musa and Fatoumata Camara each scored 11 points for Belize, while El Salvador’s Gabriela Funes was best scorer with 15 points.
Caye Caulker Lobster Fest 2019 Photos
Police Officer & 2 Others Injured In Night Club Altercation Down South
Three persons – a Police Officer, a former Police Officer and a woman were taken to the Southern Regional Hospital for treatment after they were injured during an altercation at a dance in Dangriga Town.
According to reports, around 2:30am this morning a Policeman was parting a fight at the dance when he also became involved in the altercation with a former Police Officer.
Creatures Of Habit
By: Dr. Abigail Joseph – Have you ever experienced a power outage, yet still despite being aware of not having electricity you do something stupid like try to turn on the TV, or flip a light switch or maybe try the microwave? My parents used to always laugh at my cousins and I because they would purposely ask us to do stuff like turn on the television for them or plug in the fan.
Mass Murder Baffles Cops
Commissioner of Police Chester Williams has assigned a special task force, headed by senior officers, to head the investigation into the case of five men whose bodies were found floating out at sea between Thursday and Saturday. Indications are that the men were all shot at the same time and then dumped at sea, likely somewhere between Mapp Caye and Swallow Caye off the coast of Belize City.
An Unholy Alliance
By Major Lloyd Jones (Ret’d) - By now it should be clear that there is an unholy alliance between Belize’s political class and a significant (but increasing) segment of Belize’s public service. It is this unholy alliance that has provided the enabling environment for corruption; corruption that is now so deeply rooted that it threatens our very democracy.
A Sudden Departure At BTL, CEO Rochus Schreiber Gone
The sudden departure of a CEO at any company means that there is some serious problems within that organizations management, because it is a kin to a ship, who’s captain has abandoned the craft.
Today, June 28th. 2019, the Reporter has confirmed that BTL CEO Rochus Schreiber who has been on the job for only 26 months has left the company.
Minister of Postal Services & Post Master Attend Caribbean Council Meeting in Cuba
Participating in the 17th Annual Meeting of the Caribbean Council of Ministers of Postal Affairs earlier today in Havana, Cuba was Belize’s Minister with responsibility for Postal Services, Honorable Edmond Castro.
Double Murder Suspect Surrenders
A man who Police were actively seeking for questioning in the shocking murders of San Pedro tour guide Mario Graniel and American doctor Gary Paul Swank is in Police custody. The Reporter was able to confirm that just after midday today, Christian Espat, 23, in the company of his attorney Leeroy Banner, walked into the San Pedro Police Station and turned himself in.
Does BTL Owe $29M in Taxes? FinSec Says Not a ‘Live Matter’
In a press release issued this evening, Belize Telemedia Limited has denied allegations that it owes $29M in outstanding payments to the General Sales Tax Department, stating that it pays and continues to pay the ‘appropriate GST’ on a monthly basis.
Breaking Belize News
Met office issues flood alert for areas in southern Belize
The National Meteorological Service issued a flood alert for areas near streams and rivers in […]
Belize beats El Salvador, secures Silver Medal in U23 volleyball championship
Photo courtesy Belize Volleyball Belize triumphed over El Salvador today at the U23 Central American […]
Bus crushes man’s feet in Orange Walk
A man’s feet were crushed by a Tillett bus yesterday evening in Orange Walk. The […]
Legal eagles clash over police profiling
The Belize Police Department and Attorney General’s Ministry are bracing themselves for a potential constitutional […]
Mental Health Association upset with PM for “bi-polar” comments in the House
The Mental Health Association (MHA) issued a statement this week, condemning Prime Minister Dean Barrow’s […]
Minister Edmond Castro represents Belize at Caribbean Council of Ministers meeting in Cuba
Belize’s Minister with responsibility for Postal Services, Edmond Castro is participating in the 17th Annual […]
Police investigating death of Placencia resident
The Belize Police Department is trying to ascertain the circumstances that led to the discovery […]
Police Week closes with parade in Belize City
Braving rain and showing dedication, Belize’s finest, based in the Old Capital, closed Police Week […]
No charges yet in San Pedro double murder
The San Pedro community was shook by a double murder on Sunday, June 23 when […]
Two people shot by police
This morning, a man and a woman were shot by police in Dangriga. Reports to […]
Bark scorpion, 3min. Centruroides gracilis is a species of scorpion in the family Buthidae, the bark scorpions. Its common names include Florida bark scorpion, brown bark scorpion, and slender brown scorpion. In Cuba it is known as alacran prieto and alacran azul.
Adventure Island Secret Beach, 1min. Adventure Island Secret Beach opening Summer of 2019! Secret Beach, Ambergris Caye, Belize!
Wildtracks Belize 2019, 4min. My time at wildtracks belize in June 2019
Belize VS El Salvador in Volleyball, 90min.
Lobster fishing belize, 2min.
Snorkeling the Blue Hole in Belize, 6min. When you’re in Belize, you’re almost compelled to check out the Great Blue Hole off the coast. As a UNESCO site, it’s stunning and certainly a bucket list activity. For any nature lover, a trip out to the Blue Hole is a MUST!
Branch Mouth Swimming Hole in Cayo, Belize, 3min. Took a little walk from the hostel in San Ignacio to the local swimming hole. Awesome place to jump off a suspension bridge.
Flying from San pedro to Belize city ( belize), 7min.
NACL SemiFinals Game 2 | Roaring Creek Untd vs Caesar Ridge FC | at Isidoro Beaton Stadium, Belmopan, 18min.
Caye Caulker Lobster Festival 2019, 5min.