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Mr. Jose Oscar Flores passes away
Mayor Daniel Guerrero, the San Pedro Town Council and Staff extend their sincerest condolences to the Flores friends and family on the passing of Mr. Jose Oscar Flores. We hope his friends and family find the strength in each other to over come this great loss. May he rest in peace.
Inter Beach Club | Pre-season in Belize
It turned out to be a great experience for the Inter Playa Club tour in Belize where 2 friendly matches were played with positive balance of a draw and a victory.
The draw (0-0) was against the Bandits Sports team of Belmopan in a closed duel that was televised nationally in Belize as the Belizeans prepare to face Costa Rica's Saprisa in the Conca champions and took the visit of Inter with great expectation.
Mr. Spartan 2019
Spartan Fitness Presents - "Mr. Spartan 2019" - 6th ANNUAL SPARTAN CLASSIC hosted by Rigo Vellos. Categories will include Men's Physique, Bikini, Body Building (up to 70 kilos and over 70 kilos). Come out to the Corozal Community College Auditorium at 7:00 p.m. on July 27th, 2019. Admission: Adults $10 - Children $5.
2nd Annual CCCSC19 Sailing Regatta
Mark your calendars for the 2nd Annual CCCSC19 Sailing Regatta taking place on August 10th & 11th, 2019 at the Palapa Gardens right here in Caye Caulker.
Come out and support our young sailors of our Caye Caulker Community Sailing Club as well as other sailors from other sailing clubs here in Belize.
First race on Saturday the 10th starts at 12 noon. Everyone is invited.
CAYE CAULKER CODERS WORKSHOP - MOBILE APP DEVELOPMENT & ANIMATION DEVELOPMENT
Hey parents! Belizean Artwork Publishing is inviting you and your child to enroll in the Caye Caulker Coders Workshop, for Mobile App Development and animation development.
Place: Caye Caulker Community Center
Dates: July 29 - August 2, 2019
Age: 10 - 16
**9am to 12 Noon (Animation Development) participants will create a cartoon in Stick Nodes Pro and publish to YouTube.
Fire Relief Donation Drive
"As a family of 10 was left homeless after a fire destroyed all their belongings and family house this past weekend, we have partnered with the North Ryder's Car Club, Rotaract Club of Corozal, and the Rotary Club of Corozal, Belize to gather as much support and supplies as we can to assist this family in need. We ask each and everyone who would like to assist to get in contact with any of us for further information".
Corozal Sports Summer Camp
Great opportunity to get your child involved in the perfect Sports Summer Camp in Corozal.
Pan Pedro Power Outage Wednesday
Power outage 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, July 17 to affect San Mateo Area in San Pedro, Ambergris Caye. Two 30-minute outages from 6:00am to 6:30am and 8:30am to 9:00am will also affect Boca Del Rio, Almond Street, Barracuda Street, Basil Jones Street, Beach Front, Bermuda Beach, Blue Dolphin, Buena Vista Area, Bonefish Street, Bright Waters Street, Canary Cove Area, Coco Beach Area, Deer Street, Habaneros Area, Iguana Street, Indigo Street, Jewfish Street, Lagoon Street, Laguna Street, Mangrove Drive, Middle Street, Pescador Drive...
British Honduras Merchant Flags
The Honduras Almanac 1829 lists 26 Commercial Houses of Belize and presents signals (or flags) for 21 of these businesses. The signals were likely flown on their vessels and possibly places of business. There are no flags for the following merchants, but they did own vessels.
Kids in Action 2019!
Second summer program with kids scuba diving !!
Maya Yucatec men from Patchakan(Corozal) doing food for the Wahil Ko'ol
The Maya Yucatec in Northern Belize continue secretly practicing their traditions . This ceremonies like the Wahil Ko'ol and Cha Chaak revolves around an altar: center of the world from which food offered to the U YuumBáalamo'ob (los dueños del Monte) ,Yuum Chaak (Señor de la lluvia) and Hahal Ku (God) . The Maya did not had gods but had representations over every human action and aspect of life: lord for birth and death, for the ball game and gambling, for travel and traders, for pregnant women and infants, for youth, age, health and suicide, for wild nature and for agriculture, a lord of maize and of thunder, lord creator and lord of destruction, lord of Death and lord of heaven.
Top Criminal Attorney Arrested For Abetment to Murder
The well-known defense attorney, Oscar Selgado, is being held tonight in police custody after he was charged with the crime of abetment to commit murder. To our knowledge, there has never been an attorney being accused of such a serious offense, and we'll share all the details that we have been able to gather so far.
But, first we take you back to 2 months ago on May 16th. That's when we showed you the search of his Toyota Forerunner SUV, which ended up happening on Fabers Road that morning. That's when 6 police pick-ups pulled up on him and stopped his vehicle in the middle of traffic, to conduct a 20 minute search of the vehicle.
Guatemalan Escapee Budna, Free In the Land Of the Free
Last week we told you about Joseph Budna, the Belizean who escaped from a Guatemalan jail at the end of May. He had been serving a 25 year sentence for kidnapping.
So, when he was caught in Belize last week Thursday - many thought he would be sent back to Guatemala to face justice. But there's no extradition treaty so he was released on Saturday night, free and clear of charges.
Today in Belmopan he spoke to the media and told us how it feels to be free:...
Police Say They Had No Reason to Hold Budna
And while you may say he is bush lawyering - the police who released Budna on Saturday are saying pretty much the same thing. Here's what the head of national crimes investigation Joseph Myvett told the media today:...
ACP Joseph Myvett, Head, National Crimes Investigation Branch:
"In respect to Joseph Budna's detention, he had to be release from police custody on Saturday evening late as there has been no request made for him by the Guatemalan authorities, that is one and we know that he had a pending matter in the San Ignacio magistrate court which we are still looking at as well."
16 Year Old Found Killed In Sandhill
On last Friday night's newscast, we reported on the story of Doren Grinage, the 16-year-old resident from Sandhill who went missing last week Tuesday. You'll remember our interview with his worried mother, Denise, who explained that he is not the type of young man to stay out of her house for any extended periods of time.
His family has been frantically searching for him since Thursday, and this morning, their worst fears were confirmed when they found human remains which they identified as his. Those remains were found in the river near BWS' Double Run Water Treatment facility, which is a few miles from away from his family's home.
Police Waiting For DNA to Call It Doren
And while the family is grieving tonight their slain son and brother tonight - police are not calling it a homicide, nor are they confirming the identity. Here's what the head of CIB told the media today:..
ASP Alejandro Cowo- OC CIB:
"At this moment the body was retrieved an a postmortem is being conducted at this moment. We cannot tell you or confirm if that body is that of that missing person up to now. We believe that a DNA test has to be done to confirm if indeed that is the missing person Dorian Grinage."
Drug Plane Found in Remote Western Toledo
An apparent drug plane was found in extreme southern Belize this weekend. Yesterday afternoon the police and BDF got information that a plane was flying low over Graham Creek, which is in the remote reaches of Western Toledo.
Police told us more:...
ACP Joseph Myvette- Head of NCIB:
"On Saturday night, shortly before midnight, Punta Gorda police was informed of a low flying aircraft in the Graham Creek area, which is somewhere near the Guatemalan border..."
Allegation: 17 Year Old Chopped Up 36 Year Old In Drinking Brawl
And, keeping it in the south, there was a murder in Alta Vista village this weekend - and a teenaged minor is the suspect.
The 17 year old allegedly killed 36 year old Fidel Edilberto Bardales by chopping him multiple times to the head.
Police say it stemmed from a drinking party:
ACP Joseph Myvette- Head of NCIB:
"On Saturday, sometime around 3 am, Dangriga police was called to Alta Vista Village on the Hummingbird Highway..."
Cops Looking At Multiple Angles in Nazario Murder
And - in another southern killing - police are looking for a suspect in the apparent execution of Dangriga resident Edwin Felix Nazario.
As we told you on Friday, the 45 year old was in the parking lot of the Southern Regional Hospital, when a gunman pulled up on a motorbike and shot him multiple times in the back.
Police say he had been called to help a friend:..
American Retiree Kills din Placencia By Drunk Driver
And, in one more traumatic death in the south, an American riding a bicycle was knocked down and killed on Friday night by a drunk driver.
It happened between miles 22 and 23 on the Placencia road at around 6:30. 71 year old Robert McNeely - a retiree who lives on the peninsula was riding his bicycle on the side of the road when a 21 year old driver in a Toyota Hilux, Luis Felipe Flores, a construction worker of San Jose Palmar in Orange Walk knocked him down. Flores was along with his father.
Police told us the younger Flores was driving drunk:..
A Very Good Year For Can Production
The sugar cane crop, or La Zafra opened in December - and it closed this morning.
We found out from ASR/BSI that it was a very good year:..
Olivia Avilez, Farmer's Relations Mgr., ASR/BSI:
"So today at 5:55am we received the last cane truck for the season 2018-2019. we set out to mill 1.3 million tons on cane and we are very happy that we achieve that target. So we ended up with 1.317 million tons and that is a new record for us. Our last record on cane milling was in 2016 and it was 1.314. So we are 4,000 tons of cane above our record and we are also above 11,000 tons of sugar above our last record in 2017 for 144,000 tons of sugar. So also we are above record for direct consumption sugars."
The Window of Opportunity For "The Single Window"
All this week, law enforcement representatives who monitor and police cross-border trade are in a workshop discussing the topic of a program coming to Belize called "Single Window."
It's a collaboration between the World Customs Organization, and the Belize Customs Department aimed at improving the way they work to regulate import and export into the country.
They tell us that Single Window is an electronic computerized system, where every single permit and official document needed to carry out importation and exportation can be accessed at one location.
Two Cops Convicted of Cell Killing
Tonight, two police officers have been convicted of manslaughter, for causing a man's death in custody.
Last month, we told you about the manslaughter trial of the two police constables, Hallet King, and Leonard Nunez. They were charged for the June 2015 death of 18-year-old Hilberto Sotz, who passed away while in police custody. Well, they have been found guilty by a jury of 9.
As we reported, Sotz died in a holding cell at the Caye Caulker Police Station, while he was being detained for questioning about a burglary.
Cooking Master Crime Crew Was Being Watched
On Friday we told you about the sensational arrest that police made when they caught 6 robbers who had just jacked a restaurant.
Well, all 6 have now been charged. But we also learned that this crime crew had likely been active in a home invasion on the Northside and that police had been watching their movements closely:...
Rachel Heusner has been drawing since she was 15 years old and, over decades now, has become well known in Belize for her work. And, while she's left home and is living in Trinidad and Tobago, she's kept on painting - and a romantic vision of Belize remains her main project.
We visited the Bliss today to see her latest exhibit:
Last year there was no softball tournament for the primary school division, and that was because of the lack equipment and gears, but now 12 schools will share $35,000 in high quality equipments for their softball program. The Belize City softball Federation stepped in and with the help of the Philadelphia adult softball league, 12 schools will each receive softball gears amounting to 3,500. President of the Belize City Softball federation Shane Williams told us more.
A First! Beach Volleyball Bronze
Tonight, the Belize Volleyball Association continues to celebrate the accomplishments of 2 Belizean athletes who traveled to Guatemala for an elite beach volleyball tournament and came back with bronze medals.
They're the 2-man team of Francis Hauze and Michael Jenkins, and this weekend, that pair and another male team, as well as a female team, participated in the U-21 Central American Beach Volleyball Championships.
Attorney Oscar Selgado is Charged and Arraigned for Abetment to Commit Murder
There is breaking news tonight. News Five has been able to confirm that attorney Oscar Selgado will be needing an attorney for himself. While the details are brief at this [...]
Lower Half of a Young Man’s Body is Discovered in River Behind Sand Hill; is it Doren Grinage?
The family of a missing minor made a shocking discovery this morning. A body was fished out of the Belize River in the area of Sand Hill and the Grinage [...]
Police Say DNA Test Will Confirm Identity of Human Remains
According to Police, Doren was last seen alive on July ninth around five-thirty p.m. around mile nineteen on the Old Northern Highway. As we said, the lower half of a [...]
Murder in Alta Vista; Fidel Bardalez is Beaten, Chopped to Death
Fidel Bardalez suffered a horrible death at the hands of his murderer. He was beaten and chopped to death multiple times and his body left along the Hummingbird Highway. The [...]
Police Say Male Minor Murdered Bardalez
A minor is in police detention pending the investigation into the brutal murder of Bardalez. According to ACP Joseph Myvett, Bardalez and the minor, both believed to have been consuming [...]
Joseph Budna Recounts Being Imprisoned for Kidnapping and Extortion in Guatemala
Joseph Budna is home safe, following a daring and successful escape from a Guatemalan prison where he was serving a twenty-five-year sentence for kidnapping and extortion. It was his second [...]
Budna Explains His Arrest and Release in Belize
According to Budna, on Thursday a group of plainclothes police officers swooped down on him as he was walking along the George Price Highway near Camalote Village. With guns trained [...]
Will Guatemala Request Budna’s Extradition?
This afternoon Assistant Commissioner of Police Joseph Myvett explained why Budna had to be released after being picked up and detained since Thursday. He told the media that they are [...]
Diaz Family Displaces by Fire in Georgeville
In a matter of minutes, a family of eight was displaced by fire in the village of Georgeville, Cayo at the start of the weekend. It is believed a four-year-old [...]
K.H.M.H. Workers Union Meet with Minister of Health Amidst Tensions Over Pension
The executive of the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital Workers Union met with the Minister of Health, Pablo Marin; C.E.O. Doctor George Gough and Director of Health Services, Dr. Marvin Manzanero [...]
K.H.M.H C.E.O, Michelle Cox-Hoare, Mum on Pension Issue
In the letter sent by President of the K.H.M.H. Workers Union, Lidia Alpuche Blake, to Michelle Cox-Hoare, Blake tells the C.E.O. that the staff is unhappy with her administration. Cox-Hoare [...]
Another Suspected Drug Plane Landed and Destroyed in the South
Another drug plane lands in southern Belize. Remnants of the drug plane were found in southern Belize on Sunday evening in the vicinity of Graham Creek. As in most cases, [...]
No Arrests in the Murder of Edwin Nasario at SRH
Dangriga police continue to investigate the execution of Edwin Nasario which occurred on Friday in the parking lot of the Southern Regional Hospital. Nasario was about to enter his vehicle [...]
3 New Suspects Hauled in for Question in San Pedro Double Murder
Three men have detained on separate occasions in respect of the murders of San Pedro tour guide Mario Graniel and American Doctor. Gary Swank. These suspects, according to Superintendent Alejandro [...]
Who Shot Raheem Chambers on LaCroix Boulevard?
Nineteen-year-old Raheem Chambers remains hospitalized at the K.H.M.H. after being shot near Lacroix Boulevard on Thursday night. The incident is believed to be gang-related as police are saying that it [...]
Sugar Cane Crop Closes with Record Breaking Numbers
Today was a big day for the northern districts, as the 2018-2019 sugar crop closed off at A.S.R/B.S.I. It ended on a positive note for the sugar industry with record [...]
Belize Sugar to CARICOM – the Challenges
And so while sugar experts and farmers are happy about the boost in this year’s sugar cane milled and sugar extracted, it also brings into the focus the much needed [...]
Belize has 140+ Thousand Tons of Sugar that Needs a Market; Will it be CARICOM?
Neal says it would be significant for Belize Sugar to get into the CARICOM market. B.S.I. alone is producing upwards of one hundred and fifty thousand tons of sugar and [...]
Week 4 of Village Council Elections
Another round of village council elections was held this past Sunday. According to a P.U.P. issued release, this round saw elections in thirty-five villages across the country. The release states [...]
A Summer Programme to Develop Agriculture for Young Minds
A two-week summer programme with a focus on agriculture concluded over the weekend with lots of fun activities for the budding farmers. As many as two hundred young people took [...]
The Weekend Sports Stats with James Adderly
Good evening, I’m James Adderly and this is Sports Monday [Highlights of the weekend in sports....]
Well Known Attorney Face Serious Charges – Abatement To Murder
Late this evening the Reporter has confirmed that attorney Oscar Selgado was arraigned today for Abetment to Murder.
Body Of Missing Teen Found
A gruesome discovery was made earlier today near the water treatment plant on the Northern Hwy. The Reporter has confirmed that half of the body of 16 year old Doren Grinage , has been found in the water near the facility.
Sugarcane crop closes
The 2018/2019 sugarcane crop came to a close this morning. According to Belize Sugar Industry/American Sugar Refineries, BSI/ASR this year’s crop has seen an improvement in the amount of cane supplied to the factory. Love News spoke with BSI’s Cane Farmers Relations Officer, Olivia Avilez said that the amount of cane supplied to the factory …
Body of teenager retrieved from lagoon
Contrary to popular belief, the media does not thrive on reporting stories of death and violence. As a matter of fact, it takes a toll having to face families who are in mourning in order to bring you the details of these stories. Tonight, there is another death to report out of rural Belize. The …
KHMHA and staff at odds with each other
The Karl Huesner Memorial Hospital Authority union workers and administration are at odds with each other over pension or, in this case, lack of one. In a meeting held in January, the administration had reportedly informed the staff that they were pensionable. Months later, however, via a memorandum dated June 28, they reneged and informed …
Family Homes Burned Down
There are two house fires to report tonight. The first is in rural Cayo. According to police reports, on July 12, at approximately 4:50 p.m. police officers responded to a house on fire call in Georgeville Village, Cayo. The fire was caused by a child who was playing with matches. No one was injured during …
Your Heavenly Honeymoon in Belize
If you're looking for an exotic destination to host your honeymoon, then Belize is the right option for you! A honeymoon in Belize will bring you unforgettable sunsets, delicious food, long walks on golden beaches. Surely, romance has found its perfect getaway in beautiful Belize. Cure your wanderlust and ignite the flames of love with all-inclusive honeymoon packages that include some of the top adventures in Belize, all while indulging in comfortable accommodations and taking in timeless views.
There is a multitude of activities, tours, and locations in Belize for you and that special someone to do together, from snorkeling along the Belize Barrier Reef to enjoying candlelit dinners on private islands. Come experience all this and more with the person you love most, and fall in love with beautiful Belize while you’re at it!
Three Great English Speaking Islands
Living on an island conjures up images of white sandy beaches, sparkling blue water and no rush hour traffic.
We all dream of one day retiring to a tropical paradise, buying a second home in a quaint beach town where it’s summer all year round, or relocating our lives to an island in the sun. But it can be more than just a dream…your tropical island or beach life can be a reality.
There are tropical destinations around the world where you can be by the beach, enjoy perfect weather, sip cocktails while swinging in your hammock, and generally lead a laid-back and stress-free lifestyle.
Guest Blog - Top 10 Traits Successful Expats Share
Guest Blog - If you are looking to move to Belize, one of the factors to keep in mind (the same concept as picking a career!) should be evaluating if your personality and strengths match those that have been successful and happy here. There are expats in Belize who leave it better than they found it and are a positive influence on the community (and of course those on the other end, which is a group preferable to avoid joining). I went to one of my expert friends for this topic.
Chris Appelbe has been in Belize over 10 years; we were lucky enough to meet him almost 6 years ago the first day we came to Placencia. He showed us our first property that we turned into CBC, and we have been close friends ever since. You can see Chris on our HGTV show where you get a real taste of his Canadian dry humor that makes working with him so enjoyable- (the show airs again July 18th at 3pm Eastern!)
14 Photos That Will Inspire You to Visit South Water Caye
What was meant to be a snorkel tour turned out to be a day spent on South Water Caye, another Belizean paradise. The sea was rough and I was with two friends that were diving so the boat had to head to a different location than originally planned. This meant the reef was deeper and not visible from a snorkelers perspective. So I, very, willingly offered to hang on South Water Caye while they went diving.
There’s not much to do on this 15-acre island other than lounge in the sun and walk among the palms. Wi-Fi is spotty to nonexistent and service will not work here. Take the opportunity to disconnect and sip a coconut (or a Belikin). I was staying in Placencia and the hotel organized the dive/snorkel tour. Just ask your hotel in Placencia or Hopkins (another Belizean town within boating distance to South Water Caye) and they’ll coordinate it all with a reputable dive company.
Top 10 Things to Do in Placencia with Kids
Placencia is fast becoming a popular family destination in Belize- and for good reason. The Village is compact and is easily traversed on foot via the Sidewalk or by bicycle or golf cart on the Main Road, there are plenty of restaurant options to appease even the pickiest of eaters, and the tap water is perfectly safe to drink. But what is there to do?
The Placencia Sidewalk & main road converge to terminate at the Placencia Pier, or, “the Point.” This is a great place to swim as the beach lies on the leeward side and is always calm.
Pro tip: hang around until about 5PM or so when the fisherman come in to sell their catch directly to restauranteurs.
A Bone Fishing Adventure on the Flats of Belize
I was staring at the water in front of a long stretch of mangroves, trying not to breathe through my nose. A large raft of rotting grass extending several hundred yards offshore floated near our boat and had stained the water brown, turning the normally crystal-clear Caribbean into murky tea while giving off a stench that was pure sewer. This wasn’t the picturesque Belize that draws scuba divers from around the globe.
A frigate bird circled overhead, easy to identify by its forked tail and broad wings. Like me, it was scanning the shallow water along the edge of the matted grass for fish. But whereas it was in search of a beak full of baitfish, I had something bigger in mind.
“Over there, mon. Forty yards. One o’clock.”
Perched behind and above me on the platform that straddled the skiff’s outboard, guide Alton Jeffords was leaning into the push pole, trying to move us to where he’d just seen a tarpon roll. In his island accent, “forty” came out as “fohr-tee.”
Local food in Belize that you can't miss
Who doesn't love trying local food in a new place? In Belize I was in a food heaven, it being close to Indian food had the warmth and comfort to it. What I didn't expect was learning to cook the local dishes myself. From trying almost all the Belizean cuisine to devouring homemade delectables and developing personal favorites, Belize gave incredible satisfaction to my food palate. Here are some of the must try local food in Belize that I absolutely enjoyed!
BELIZE’S FIRST FEMALE DRUM MAKER
had traveled over six hours through Belize’s bumpy, unmarked jungle roads to meet a man whose name was on everyone’s lips. I’d seen his sun-bleached photo plastered on clapboard shopfronts, I’d heard his name as I queued for my daily fry jack fix, I’d even read about him between the pages of my Lonely Planet guide.
This man was Austin Rodriguez, Central America’s most famous Garifuna drum maker. With over 50 years of drum-making experience, Austin is known throughout Belize—and the world—for being one of the most skillful drum makers in history. What I found as I approached his thatched, wall-less seafront workshop, however, wasn’t what I had been expecting. Swinging in his hammock to the sound of the ocean, the legendary self-taught drum maker was indeed there but now, at 89-years-old, it wasn’t Austin Rodriguez behind the chainsaw, it was his daughter, Daytha Rodriguez.
A Day in Corozal: Your Guide to Visiting Belize
orozal Town is the capital of the Corozal District in Northern Belize. Situated nine miles from the Mexican border and the city of Chetumal, the town is 84 miles north of Belize City. For many visitors to Belize, Corozal is off the beaten path which is regrettable because the area is rich in Mayan history and is a prime location for water sports and fishing.
Formerly a private estate, the area was settled in 1840 primarily with Mestizo immigrants from the Caste War of the Yucatan. The Mestizos are a people that are half Spanish and half Indian heritage. Corozal Town is believed to have been built on top of an ancient Mayan city known as Santa Rita.
Dive into Adventure: Cave Tubing in Belize
You float along the cool water, gently pushed by the current as your headlamp illuminates the beautiful limestone caves that are sacred to the Maya people.
This is definitely the coolest way to see all that Belize has to offer wrapped up in one adventure: ancient Mayan culture, a beautiful natural landscape, a lazy river and, of course, our fascinating caves. All while lounging in an inner tube!
You start out with an informative hike through the rainforest, passing incredible animals and native plants as you follow your guide deep into the jungle. Soon you’ll reach a stunning lagoon surrounded by steep limestone walls, and then the fun really begins!
Belmopan City – The Smallest Little Capital in the World
Tucked in a cute little corner of Central America and many times missed by most viewers of any map of the isthmus, Belize is famous for a few things….. its natural and lush rain forests, the largest cave system in Central America and of course the world renowned Great Blue Hole but what is amazing and something that most people do not know is that Belize owns one of the smallest capitals of the world!
Smack in the center of the country, Belmopan has a population of just around 20 thousand residents.
When the country was under British rule, it was known as British Honduras and its capital was Belize City, a bustling port center on the coast. Colonial infrastructure can still be seen today and include well-known landmarks.
5 Best Road Trips in Belize
For many travellers with adventurous hearts, road trips are always a fun alternative. The beauty of discovering nooks and crannies in a small country as Belize can reap memorable moments and unforgettable local experiences. Road trips are all about moving at your own pace, and having the freedom to roam and explore fun or odd surprising roadside attractions that you come across with your closest buddies and family. In this travel entry, we will explore five of the best road trip destination routes found in Belize in the hope that you too will take on the road and explore this unique & beautiful Caribbean jewel.
How to Travel to Belize on a Budget
Belize is an amazing and exotic getaway destination, but the good news is that you don’t have to break the bank to travel to Belize.
If you’ve been interested in visiting Belize but were worried about affordability, we’ve provided this handy guide for exploring this astonishingly beautiful country on a limited budget.
Tips for Solo Travellers Visiting Belize
Whether you’re a seasoned pro at solo traveling or are heading out into the world for the first time by yourself, one of the best places to visit is Belize.
Many solo visitors like to visit Belize outside of the major holidays like Christmas and Easter. If you come during the “off season,” you can save on lodgings, and airfare is often cheaper as well. Some of the best months to visit when it’s less crowded are January, February, and after Easter.
And don’t worry about meeting people or making friends! Belize is world-famous for its friendly locals. Belize is still far enough off the beaten path that it feels like a small town. And with everyone speaking English, you’ll never have any problems striking up a conversation.
10 Gorgeous Birds You Are Likely To See On Your Belize Birding Adventure
With more than 600 different bird species recorded in Belize, it can be difficult to decide a top 10 list of the most beautiful. Belize’s pristine landscapes of mountain forests, wetlands, offshore islands, rainforests, and jungle make it an ideal location for birds to thrive, including several rare and endangered species.
Here is our list of the top 10 most gorgeous birds in Belize:
Belize Eco-Kids 2019 Summer Camp Takes Off!
Well hello there, if you’re reading this, then you’re probably a concerned parent who’s naturally worried about your child being away from home. That’s totally okay! I hope these blogs can help relieve your stress. You can be assured that your child will be completely taken care of by experienced and caring volunteer counselors.
On Sunday July 14, the Chaa Creek adventure bus travelled to the Biltmore Plaza in Belize City to pick up campers from Orange Walk, San Pedro and Belize City respectively. From there the bus made its way to Belmopan where campers from Stann Creek, Punta Gorda and Belmopan hopped on.
UNESCO calls for concerted action to strengthen resilience of coral reef
As a side event of the meeting of the World Heritage Committee (Baku from 1 to 10 July), UNESCO and its partners met on 5 July to take stock of the initiative launched in October 2018 to strengthen coral reef adaptation to climate change.
The event brought together those who launched the initiative, and experts and managers of marine World Heritage sites to present the effects of climate change on their sites. Beyond the five sites concerned, the event also provided an opportunity to present a strategy to support all World Heritage sites’ adaptation to climate change.
New coalition to promote peace in the Caribbean
More than 25 Caribbean ambassadors and heads of states, including former Prime Minister of Belize Said Musa, gathered in Washington D.C. to support the implementation of international peace legislation, the Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War (DPCW), within their respective countries.
The event was hosted by Heavenly Culture, World Peace, Restoration of Light (HWPL), a United Nations Economic and Social Council registered peace non-profit organization.
The DPCW serves as the solution for worldwide peace and conflict resolution and is a legal framework for spreading the culture of peace on a local, national, and international level.
The Top 5 Islands in Mexico and Central and South America
As much as our readers appreciate beautiful beaches, they expect a more diverse experience when traveling to Mexico and Central and South America. The islands that T+L readers rated the best in the region offer much more, from wildlife found nowhere else to archaeological sites that date back to the 13th century. For the fourth year in a row, two islands in Belize made the list. Caye Caulker (No. 5) is a spit of limestone — measuring about five miles long and one mile wide. Scuba divers flock there to experience what’s called the Great Blue Hole. Ambergris Cay (No. 4), the country’s biggest island, is also popular for those seeking underwater adventure — as is Mexico’s Isla Mujeres (No. 3), which is surrounded by coral reefs.
A tale of two countries
Travel broadens one’s horizons. And it provides excellent training in what our military refers to as “situational awareness.” So when my Spidey sense started tingling mightily Thursday last, I paid attention.
I was standing in a former “porte-cochere,” a covered area on a spacious semicircular driveway intended for vehicles arriving at the formerly impressive customs area of the Port of Belize. There is now a roughly painted brick wall separating the port and customs house from the street, and both entrances to the drive were closed by tall, iron gates onto which sheet steel had been welded. Outside the narrow gap in the gate guarded by burly, uniformed men with guns, was a street full of indifferently clothed and shod, jostling, shouting, young men. Inside the port area were many other large, uniformed, armed men, none of them smiling. To even a casual observer, Belize looked like trouble.
Swimmer meets extremely friendly stingrays in Belize, 38sec. These stingrays are completely free, living in a marine sanctuary called Hol Chan in Belize, off the island of San Pedro. Although they are very accustomed to people, they are not routinely fed here and their interaction with humans is curiosity based, not motivated by food. They are protected and treated very respectfully so they have learned to not fear humans.
Belize Vacation, 3min.
Bus trip in Belize, 3min.
Diving Belize 2019,10 min. SCUBA Diving trip to Ambergris Caye and in-land tour of Sleeping Giant Rainforest Lodge.
Belize 2019 - Chocolate Farm Tour, 16min.
Don Tattoo Professional Tattoos and Custom Designs, 38min. The Tattoo industry has developed into fine art with more elaborate styles and technologies available. We caught up with Phylldon Thomas, Owner of Don Tattoo Professional Tattoos and Custom Designs, to talk about the dos and don'ts for your first tattoo.
Grace Flava With A Beat - Coconut Curry Shrimp recipe, 15min. Grace Flava With A Beat brought us a Coconut Curry Shrimp recipe for the weekend. They also introduced us to the new line of ketchup now available in a store near you. On set:
Chef Duane Lizama - Resident Chef,
Chef Orlando Brown - Food Solution,
Alex Gordon - Marketing Officer, Grace Kennedy Belize Ltd.
Rumajay Dutty Mas Band, 25min. The Belize Soca Connect and Terror Squad Entertainment is partnering to bring you "Rumajay Dutty Mas Band." The event takes place on July 13th at the Travellers Compound. It a new initiative that seeks to bring a jouvert experience and develop the local carnival industry. We caught up with the organizers to talk about the vision for the experience. On our couch:
Demmy Williams - Cofounder, Rumajay Mas.
Rondre Lewis - Confounder, Rumajay Mas.
Maya Island Air Blue Hole Flight Belize 2019, 9min. Today we are flying on Maya Island Air over The Great Blue Hole, Lighthouse Reef, Turneffe Atoll, Half Moon Caye, Caye Caulker, Caye Chapel, and more. Come along on this amazing flight as we see the islands of Belize.
Accion Deportiva, 57min.
Int'l. Costa Maya Festival AFTER PARTY! CHECK IT OUT!!!, 1.5min.