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Last night's TV news on Channel 7, Channel 5, LOVETV, PGTV, Reef TV, KREM, and CTV 3. Also with the most recent Open Your Eyes, Belize Now, Talk Ah Di Town, and other specials.


The San Pedro Sun

Anke Doehm case adjourned to October
American National Anke Doehm was back at the Supreme Court in Belize City on June 18th to finalize her trial on the charge of ‘Cruelty to a Child,’ in connection to the 2017 death of her 13-year-old adopted daughter, Faye Lin Cannon. However, the trial has been extended after Doehm’s case was once again adjourned until October 15, 2019. Doehm continues to live on the mainland and is not to leave the country until her case concludes. In September of 2018, she sought permission to leave the country because of health issues. But before the court approved it, she withdrew it. Since then her case has been quiet, and her court appearances adjourned.

PM Barrow says GOB, nor the people of Belize are liable in Sanctuary Bay land scam
According to Prime Minister Hon. Dean Barrow, the people nor the Government of Belize (GOB) are liable in the Sanctuary Bay land scam carried out by U.S. convicted felon Andris Pukke, who from behind bars defrauded United States investors out of millions of dollars with promises that they were buying into land development in the Sittee River area of southern Belize. At a press conference at the Ramada Princess Hotel and Casino in Belize City on Wednesday afternoon, July 9th, P.M. Barrow emphatically stood behind his claim.

San Pedro’s resident Israel Gilharry competing in the 2019 KTV The Remix
On Tuesday, July 9th the ten finalists competing for the 2019 ‘KTV the Remix’ song/karaoke competition were revealed at Bliss Center for Performing Arts in Belize City. Among those ten finalists is San Pedro’s resident Israel Gilharry. Various persons from across the country auditioned in late June. However only the top best ten were able to make it to the live segments of the competition. This is the third season of KTV the Remix, which is a singing competition that takes place every Tuesday night at 8:30pm at the Bliss Center for Performing Arts in Belize City.

Taxi van driver crashes into the side of a concrete fence
A taxi van driver crashed into the side of a concrete fence in the San Pablo Area some time after 1AM on Saturday, July 13th. Witnesses told The San Pedro Sun that the taxi driver began speeding away from police on Seagrape Drive after they witnessed a female passenger jump out of the van. The cab detoured to a dirt road heading to San Pablo where it crashed into a cement wall at a high speed. The driver sustained severe head injuries and was airlifted to Belize City. His condition is unknown at this moment.

Various Belizean Sources

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Hair Salon targetted by theives
Marbely's Beauty Salon informs the public that it will be temporarily closed while it recovers from a massive rob last night. All products and some equipment were stolen and we cannot offer any services in these conditions.The general public is asked to kindly collaborate with any information if they come to them selling Firenze hair products, cosmetics, peroxides , keratins, hair dyes, iron, blow dryers, gel nail polish and, nail products etc.

Channel 5

Fire in Georgeville, Cayo
A family of eight is homeless after the six-bedroom house they lived in went up in flames on Friday afternoon just after 3 o'clock. The blaze started in one of the rooms to the rear of the building. Residents quickly ran to assist; shortly after, firefighters arrived to extinguish the blaze.

The Reporter

BOMBED BY THE F.T.C. PM Barrow Says ‘It Wasn’t Me!’
Prime Minister Dean Barrow called an unusual last minute press conference on Wednesday at the Princess Ramada Hotel, a venue seldom used, and unleashed an almost two hour tirade vigorously refuting claims made by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) about his alleged involvement with the Sanctuary Bay real estate scam, which defrauded consumers of approximately US $100 million and is under investigation in a US court.

Farm-Raised Voters
The Queen Square, Mesopotamia and Fort George divisions have all voted for the same man to represent them for the better part of thirty years. If winning general elections is the sole measure of success then Messrs. Dean Barrow, Michael Finnegan and Said Musa are political titans.

The Mystery Of A Murdered Mother & Her Child Is Stabbed
The murder of Yanira Novelo, 24 and the stabbing of her four-year-old-son continue to baffle investigators in Orange Walk who are working around the clock in pursuing several leads that they have turned up so far. Late Thursday evening Police confirmed that they have one person detained for questioning and are seeking one more individual.

DENGUE – Fight The Mosquito Bite
By: Dr. Abigail Joseph - Have you ever been somewhere and noticed lots of red marks on a person’s leg and automatically you told yourself that “they are not from around here.” As Belizeans we are under the impression that bugs and insects only bite people ‘weh smell different.’ Hence the reason why you can be in the same room or place as someone else and they would be the only ones being bitten by the sand fly, dakta fly, ‘batlass,’ and the mosquitos.

Response To Your Correspondence
By: Neri o. Briceño - Allow me to express my heartfelt thanks for your reply to my various articles about the nationalization of Belize’s utility companies in your letter, ‘Long Distance Advisors Commentary’ in this newspaper dated Sunday, July 7th, 2019. Your response gives me great joy in knowing that after writing for this newspaper for all these years, I can now confidently say that I have at least one reader and that someone is actually reading my message.

Body Found On The Hummingbird Hwy. Identified
The Reporter has confirmed another murder, this one on the Hummingbird Highway. According to reports, around 3:00am this morning Police visited an area between Miles 15 and 16 on the Hummingbird Highway where they found the body of Alta Vista resident Fidel Edilberto Bardales, 36.

Breaking Belize NewsPJ

Museum of Belize hosts Summer Arts Programme 2019
The Museum of Belize is continuing its annual Summer Arts Program on Monday, July 15, […]

“The Dark Side of the Caribbean,”: Special report on drugs in northern Central America launched
Investigating journalists from Latin America’s El Faro and Spanish newspaper El Pais are looking at […]

Benque hosts 53rd annual town Fiesta
The 53rd celebration of the Benque Fiesta is happening this weekend in Benque Viejo del […]

American retiree killed in Placencia Road traffic accident
Police are investigating a fatal accident reported on the Placencia Road on Friday evening, July […]

Conejo home completely destroyed by fire
The home of Martinez Maquin of Conejo village, Punta Gorda was completely destroyed by fire […]

Man busted with illegal 9mm
Belize City police were conducting mobile patrol last night when they noticed a black SUV […]

Man,36, murdered in Stann Creek; One person detained
Police are investigating the death of 36-year-old Alta Vista resident, Fidel Edilberto Bardales. Around 3 […]

Child playing with matches causes house fire
The home of Georgeville resident, Antonio Diaz was partially destroyed by fire yesterday evening. A […]

Reward being offered in Yanira Novelo murder case
A reward of $2,000 is now being offered for information leading to the conviction of […]

KHMH workers stage walkout over pensions
Members of the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital (KHMH) Workers’ Union on Friday staged an impromptu […]

International Sourcesizz

Belize: Cruise Traffic Up 10.8% For First Six Months
Belize has reported 697,767 cruise visitors for the first half of 2019, up from 629,684 for the same period last year, for a 10.8 percent increase year-over-year, and 571,216 for the first half of 2017. For land-stays, overnight arrivals totaled 284,576 for the first half of 2019, up from 268,356 in 2018 and 230,153 in 2017. Total cruise passengers for 2018 were approximately 1.2 million, compared to 1 million for 2017.

Videos

  • Lots of grasshoppers!, 10sec.

  • We spoke to little miss Thandi Alcala and her mother Andreina as they have enrolled in the Junior Miss Belize Pageant, 7min. Thandi will be representing Caye Caulker on September 8th 2019 at The Bliss Institute of Performing Arts. Today the family had a fundraiser to aquire funds for Thandi's expenses for the pageant. Any donations for Miss Thandi will be well received.

  • Lionfish Souvenirs and Adventures on CayeCaulker, 17min.

  • Large Nurse Shark / Belize Barrier Reef, 2min.

  • Camp Allen/Belize 2019, 7min.

  • Honeymoon in Belize, 9min. Follow along as we explore the beautiful Hopkins Village in Belize, zip line through the forrest, cave tube through Xibalba, snorkel at Coco Plum Island and the Southern Barrier Reef and hike the Ancient Mayan Ruins Xunantunich!!!

  • Belize Mission Trip 2019 Grace Cowboy Church, 12min.

  • Loggerhead Turtle eats in Hol Chan Marine Reserve Belize, 2min.

  • Belize Helmet Dive 2019, 13min.

  • Snorkeling the Barrier Reef off of the Silk Caye in Belize, 8min. Went snorkeling the Barrier Reef in Belize off of Silk Caye for our honeymoon! Got to see amazing fish, coral, sharks, sea turtle, and sting ray!

  • Belize Aggressor III May 8 2019 Long Caye Wall, 4min. Glover's Reef Atoll, feeding sea turtle

  • Fight Night | Boxing In San Pedro, 3hr.