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The San Pedro Sun

Belize attends 44th Annual Conference of the Caribbean, Americas and Atlantic (CAA) Region of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association
Speakers, parliamentarians and Clerks of parliaments from the Caribbean Legislative Assemblies have gathered in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, for the 44th Annual Conference of the Caribbean, Americas and Atlantic (CAA) Region of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA), that is being held under the theme “Globalization and Nationalism: Quo Vadis – Impacts on Commonwealth Parliaments”. The conference is being held from 12th - 19th July 2019, and comprises of sub-meetings, namely: 12th Regional Conference of Women Parliamentarians (CWP); Regional Executive Committee Meeting; Annual General Meeting; 44th Plenary Conference; and 15th Regional Youth Parliament.

Police Report: Kept Unlicensed Firearm
On July 17, 2019, about 2:30 p.m., whilst police were conducting a joint operation, they visited the Sundiver Beach Resort, San Pedro Town and searched a room belonging to the owner of the resort, Dennis Brain McCully. During the search police discovered (1) .25 pistol with serial number 69485, (1) .22 revolver and (6) .22 live round of ammunition. Present during the search were, Dennis Brain McCully 57-year-old, American Businessman and Mary Patricia McCully 58-year-old, American Businesswoman, both of San Pedro Town. The McCully's could not produce a license for any of the firearms. As a result, police formally arrested and charged Dennis Brain McCully and Mary Patricia McCully for the offence of Kept Firearm without having been granted a gun license.

Wolfe’s Woofer: Keeping the Peace
“Has anybody seen Linsford lately?” Mario asked. “Not me,” Moses said, as he missed sinking the 5 ball in the side pocket of the pool table. The Nosénada Club consists of me, Mario, Juan, Vernon, Moses and Linsford when Maria lets him out of the house. It was Wednesday, our weekly pool tournament night. Vernon said, “I seen him last night passing my house at about seven o’clock.” “I haven’t seen him since he had to go to court last month,” I said. “That was after he got in that fight with Dario.”

What’s New: Wet Corner Car Wash
They say necessity is the mother of invention, and ‘they’ would be right. When one golf cart owner found that keeping his cart clean added up quickly, he realized that others must find it just as expensive too. Not only was he inconvenienced by the price, but timeliness was another issue. Thus, he brainstormed and decided to open his own car wash to suit everyone seeking professional service, and Wet Corner Car Wash came to be! Located on Sea Grape Drive, Wet Corner strives to provide its customers with the best in professional services. From a simple hand wash and vacuum to waxing and polishing and full interior/exterior detailing, their pride is in a job well done. Their popular $35 service brings an overall wash and oil bath, shine treatment, and tire care.

Doctor Love: P’s and Q’s
Dear Doctor Love, I’d like to respond to “Not Sorry,” a mother of a toddler who doesn’t make her child say “please” and “thank you.” I want to see her letter to you when this kid is fifteen and is an ungrateful, demanding teenager who shows no consideration for anyone and girls ignore him because he is impolite. How will this mother feel when he treats her like the maid, telling her to get him a sandwich or take him to practice? She’s setting her son up for social and relationship failure by not teaching him that please and thank you are not just words they are the epitome of courtesy and good manners.

Various Belizean Sources

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Dianny Enriquez receives SEALEG micro-grant
Dianny Enriquez is the second recipient of a $250 USD SEALEG micro-grant made possible by a generous donation from the Poarch Band of Creek Indians. Dianny, a native of Caye Caulker, Belize, is the owner and operator of Lionfish Souvenirs & Adventures and the President of Belioness, a consortium of female eco-entrepreneurs from the coastal regions of Belize. Dianny first became passionate about marine conservation while attending BTIA tour guide classes. “If we lose our island reef, we lose our island life”, she said in a recent interview with The Voice of Caye Caulker. After attending a lionfish workshop hosted by Blue Ventures in 2015, Dianny opened Lionfish Souvenirs & Adventures in Caye Caulker to retail artisan lionfish jewelry, provide unique lionfish-centric eco-tourism experiences, and raise local environmental awareness. the British Virgin Islands, and Indonesia.

Corruption is a true enemy to development
The Belize Peace Movement (BPM) is appalled at the prime minister’s response to the latest mega scandal engulfing his government, his law firm and himself. This scandal came to public attention with the publication of a 50-page document filed in the Southern Court of Florida by the United State investigators known as the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). The document names the prime minister, deputy prime minister and other cabinet ministers, as well as a government Senator, the past and present governors of the Central Bank and senior managers of Atlantic International Bank Limited. The scandal was mastermind by a convicted American whose company, Sanctuary Bay, sold over 1,400 properties at hundreds of thousands of dollars each. Some one hundred million US dollars were embezzled by sanctuary Bay. The properties were part of a large track of land in Southern Belize for which it is unclear if the required taxes were paid to the ministry of lands.

Pengereng Book Launch
The Wildfire Artzmosphere is hosting the Cayo launch of Ivory Kelly's Pengereng. The book has a collection of short stories in English and Kriol. You can get a signed copy on Saturday, August 3rd. "We're exciting about hosting another book launch! Congratz to Ivory Kelly!!!!! PENGERENG! AUGUST 3RD @ 7p. HOPE TO SEE Y'ALL THERE!"

COUTURE DESIGNER DRESS - HAYDEE LU STUDIO
The Miss Costa Maya 2019 Delegates were photographed at Haydee Lu Studio by Photographer Haydee Nuñez in their Couture Dress made by a designer of their country of origin. Here are the results! Thank you Haydee!

Costa Maya Delegates 2019
Costa Maya Delegates 2019 - YOLO Sunset Cruise

Summer Art Wave in Corozal
We are kindly inviting community members who are interested in learning to speak Yucatec Maya to the Ko'onex Tsikbal Maya program on Monday July 22 beginning at 8:30 am. The free course is being facilitated by the great people of To'one Masehualoon. Message, call 422-0071 or visit the House of Culture to register.

NORTHERN MAYA OF BELIZE
For many years we have heard little of the Northern Maya of Belize. Many do not know that we, the Maya Masewal in Belize, are the ones who stood up against the British imperialism during the Guerra Social Maya (Caste War). During and after the Caste War it has not been easy for us. After our Maya villages were burned down in Yalbac in 1867 and again in 1930’s by the British, we had to move to more populated areas of Northern and Western Belize. Our great grandparents and grandparents were punished in Belizean schools for simply speaking Maya and they were ridiculed for their culture and beliefs. They made them feel that being Maya was bad. Many of our grandparents to avoid more discrimination did not teach Maya to our parents.

Kids in Action Scuba Instructors
I am proud to present this year Kids in Action, Scuba Instructors.

Day 1 of confined and open water dives for the kids in Action group
The kids are amazed with their underwater experience.

The Reporter

Heavy Rains Cause Flooded Roads In Some Areas
The weather-man did tell us all that there would be heavy rains over the weekend, and the roads, especially in the low lying areas are showing the results, in the past 36 hours there has been some flooded areas, and Motorists are urged to take note that certain areas of the country’s road network are under water.

Breaking Belize NewsPJ

Foreign Ministers of Belize and Guatemala speak to OAS
The Organization of American States (OAS), starting in 2000, began managing the process of dialogue […]

GSU cop arraigned in accident that injured 2 year old toddler
Some eight months after their near-fatal encounter on Iguana Street, Police Constable Marvin McKoy, a […]

Man gets four months in jail for stealing $4.75 corned beef
Perhaps expecting a lenient sentence, 37-year-old Wilbert Clark pleaded guilty in court on Friday to […]

Cops in San Pedro beat extortion charge
A Special Constable and Police Constable, both with the San Pedro Town police station, have […]

Blogs

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Garifuna Collective brings native culture, heaps of rhythm to Music Haven
A lot has been written about Music Haven recently which, considering it’s the 30th anniversary of the summer concert series, makes sense. To be brief, Mona Golub and the Music Haven team provide an essential service to the local arts and culture scene. Through Music Haven shows, folks are introduced to music they’d likely never otherwise hear. And most importantly, particularly at this moment in our nation’s existence, they’re exposed to cultures they may otherwise have never known existed. Take Sunday night’s show, headlined by the Garifuna Collective. How many people are familiar with the Belizean band, much less with the history of the Garifuna culture? The Garifuna are an Afro-indigineous group that originally came from the Caribbean, was exiled to Honduras and eventually settled in Belize.

Institutional Investors Hate on Consolidated Water Co LTD Falls
institutional sentiment decreased to 1.07 in Q1 2019. Its down -0.20, from 1.27 in 2018Q4. The ratio dived, as 32 hedge funds opened new and increased stock positions, while 30 cut down and sold their stakes in Consolidated Water Co LTD. The hedge funds in our partner’s database now own: 7.60 million shares, down from 7.66 million shares in 2018Q4. Also, the number of hedge funds holding Consolidated Water Co LTD in their top 10 stock positions was flat from 0 to 0 for the same number . Sold All: 7 Reduced: 23 Increased: 21 New Position: 11. Consolidated Water Co. Ltd., together with its subsidiaries, develops and operates seawater desalination plants and water distribution systems in the Cayman Islands, The Bahamas, Belize,

Videos

  • Captain Nate on Speaking the Creole Language, 2min. Chris Williams, the CEO of Legacy Global Development and developer at Orchid Bay Belize interview boat captain and tour guide Nate (aka Chorizo) on how to speak Creole.

  • Spearfishing for GIANT Grouper in Belize!!, 3min.

  • Belize Cave Tubing, 2.5min.

  • Belize Kayak Ride Near Turtle Inn, 17min. Jack and I took one of the free kayaks out for a little ride off the Turtle Inn beach. It was fun, and a good workout too!

  • Belize 2019, 4min. A compilation of snorkeling footage from my recent trip to Belize!

  • Travelling to Spice Farm in Belize, 10min. Travelling up to the Spice Farm in Toledo District Belize Central America to have lunch. Decided to also do the tour with King Xahero. The tour guide was very informative and the chef made the best Mango pork chop for us. Great and fun place to visit.

  • Sea Turtles in Belize - Snorkeling Silk Caye, 2min. After a 2-tank scuba dive and 2 snorkel outings around Silk Caye off the coast of Belize, we visited the area where local fishermen clean their catch. Sting rays, nurse sharks and 5 foot long, majestic sea turtles were waiting for scraps.

  • SCUBA Diving in Belize, 4min.

  • A real Monster Drink, 1min. you can make this drink at least one a month this is to much energy!!!

  • Fishing Crocodile Infested Waters, 6min.