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The San Pedro Sun

Noche San Pedrana starts off International Costa Maya Festival – Reignited!
On Saturday, July 20th, hundreds of islanders and visitors flocked to the Central Park to enjoy Noche San Pedrana. The traditional event is one of the main Costa Maya Festival activities where pageant contestants in Reina de la Costa Maya, set for Friday, July 26th are introduced. The crowd of spectators enjoyed an evening of international pageantry as each candidate graced the stage in their cultural costumes. There was also food and drinks on sale, and spectators were treated to a wide variety of live entertainment. The show proceeded with each contestant, presenting a traditional gift from their home country. Items ranged from coffee to themed porcelains, Maya masks, and native wood carvings. Following an intermission with a performance by the San Pedro Dance Academy, the girls returned on stage to model their cultural attire.

Government of Belize and The European Union Signs Financing Agreement of BZ 31. 96 Million Grant Funding for the Energy Sector
The Prime Minister Hon. Dean Barrow and Her Excellency Malgorzata Wasilewska, European Union (EU) Ambassador to Belize, signed a Financing Agreement for a total of BZD $31.96M / Euro $14M for the energy sector. The signing ceremony was held today, 22 July 2019 in the Office of Prime Minister at the Laing Building, Belize City. Funding for the energy sector is allocated under the 11th European Development Fund (EDF) to assist in the social and economic development of Belize. The proposed project is in line with Belize’s Growth and Sustainable Development Strategy (GSDS) and will assist in achieving the country’s commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals and the implementation of a "Sustainable Energy Roadmap of Belize".

Ambergris Today

International Costa Maya Festival's Noche San Pedrana
San Pedro had the opportunity to meet the eight lovely delegates who will be participating in the Costa Maya International Beauty Pageant this week. Noche San Pedrana was hosted at the Central Park in a block party style and presented a program that delighted both the pageant ladies and guests. The young ladies were officially sashed, they presented their country’s gift, and modelled themselves in their country's national costumes and couture wear and spoke about themselves and their country's main attractions. Entertainment for the evening included dance presentations by the San Pedro Dance Academy, El Criminal, Pandemonium Steel Pand, Rompe Raja and Caribbean Kings. It was surely a fun filled one leading to the main pageant night that takes place this Friday, July 26, 2019. Don’t Miss out!

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Winners of the Grand Caribe 3rd Annual Deep Sea Fishing Tournament
It was a very exciting weekend of Sports Fishing. Below are the winners of our 3rd Annual Deep Sea Fishing Tournament held in San Pedro, Ambergris Caye. Congrats to all winners! 1st Place - Boss Gial - Troy Mock & Team, 2nd Place - Catchin A Buzz- Kyle Rensenhouse, 3rd Place - Long Range - Byron Lara, 4th Place - Jollymon - Brandon Bowen, 5th Place - Reel Deal - Hillyboo Lara.

Chargé d'Affaires, a.i. Keith Gilges traveles to Corozal
He and the Embassy team met with Northern Regional Commander Senior Superintendent Luis Castellanos, Superintendent Marcia Moody, and Corozal Police Officers to gain a better understanding of police operations in the Corozal District. While touring the Corozal Police Station, Chargé Gilges observed Belizean youth watching a film as part of the Corozal Police Department’s efforts to reduce crime amongst the youth.

Belize City Marine Conservation Summer Camp
Now is your chance to apply for the Marine Conservation Summer Camp taking place from August 5th to the 7th! Applying is easy - all you have to do is submit a 30 second video stating why you want to be a part of the conservation summer camp. Applicant must be ages 7-12 years old to qualify.

BELIZE & EU SIGN ENERGY AGREEMENT!
Rt Hon Prime Minister and Minister of Energy, Dean Barrow signed an energy financing agreement with the European Union today. The Ambassador from the EU was on hand as well as Minister of State for Energy Hon. Frank Papa Mena.

International Costa Maya Festival: ARRIVALS AND OTHER ACTIVITIES.

The Summer Art Wave's program: Ko'onex Tsikbal Maya began Monday morning
The Yucatec Maya language lessons are being offered by members of To'one Masehualoon group, who preserve and promote the Yucatec Maya culture.

Fundraiser for Thandie, representing Caye Caulker at Junior Miss Belize
So we are planning another fundraiser for Thandie who will be represening Caye Caulker on Sept.8th 2019 at Junior Miss Belize. (Please save the date).However we did not make enough funds but hoping we can now to cover the balance of neccessary items needed for Thandie for the pageant. Another bbq and pastry sale on Saturday Aug.3rd,2019. Not much items will be needed to make this fundraiser possible. (We already have some items from the past fundraiser). We thank you very much for your kind love and support that you all have been giving to Thandie, its truly amazing and we look forward to making the island proud!

Spraying on Caye Caulker
Spraying will be done by the following schedule: Day 1 (today) 5:00p.m. to 9:00p.m. Day 2 (tomorrow) 3:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m. Day 3: Day 1 repeat. Day 4: Day 2 repeat. For queries/ complaints please email: [email protected] Thank you

Renovation of Corozal Children's Park Ribbon Cutting Deremony
Monday July 29, 10am.

Caye CaulkerSailing Club presents 2nd Annual CCCSC19 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.

PUBLIC AND BANK HOLIDAYS, 2020

Government of Belize and The European Union Sign Financing Agreement of BZ 31. 96 Million Grant Funding for the Energy Sector
The Prime Minister Rt. Hon. Dean Barrow and Her Excellency Malgorzata Wasilewska, European Union (EU) Ambassador to Belize, signed a Financing Agreement for a total of BZD $31.96M / Euro $14M for the energy sector. The signing ceremony was held today, 22 July 2019 in the Office of Prime Minister at the Laing Building, Belize City. Funding for the energy sector is allocated under the 11th European Development Fund (EDF) to assist in the social and economic development of Belize. The proposed project is in line with Belize’s Growth and Sustainable Development Strategy (GSDS) and will assist in achieving the country’s commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals and the implementation of a "Sustainable Energy Roadmap of Belize".

Restriction on Sale of Intoxicating Liquor on Election Day
The Elections and Boundaries Department reminds the public and liquor license holders of Rule 12 of the Village Council (Elections) Regulations 2009 (Statutory Instrument No. 134 of 2009) which states that every person who is the holder of a liquor license granted under the Intoxicating Liquor Licensing Act shall be prohibited from the sale of all forms of intoxicating liquor during the period from the opening of nominations right up to the announcing of the results. All owners of such establishments shall close the establishments to the public during these times, that is Sunday, 28th July, 2019. A breach of this section by any person is an offence and a fine of $250.00 or to imprisonment for six months.

Actun Chapat Cave Advisory
The Institute of Archaeology (IA), National Institute of Culture and History (NICH) advise stakeholders that the Actun Chapat Cave is not a designated archaeological reserve. Currently, the Institute does not have any management presence, and Actun Chapat Cave has safety, health, and security risks. Tourism stakeholders should not take guests within this cave since studies have indicated oxygen and carbon dioxide levels concerns, which could lead to death. Actun Chapat is susceptible to flooding, and if guests are in the big room, they will die since there are no emergency exits. Actun Chapat is not a legal archaeological reserve. Therefore the cave should not be advertised as a tourist destination.

Power outage in San Pedro today
Power outage 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, July 24 to affect Mara Laguna and Tres Cocos Area in San Pedro, Ambergris Caye. Two 45-minute outages from 6:00 a.m. to 6:45 a.m. and 9:15 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. 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, San Juan Area, Sandpiper Street, Seagull Street, Seaweed Street, Spider Lily Street, Lina Point, Mata Grande, Mata Villas, Mexico Rocks Subdivision, North Ambergris, Nunez Subdivision, Playa Blanca, Punta Arena Street, San Feliz Area and Tres Cocos. BEL to continue to upgrade power lines and transformers in the area.

Sacred Heart JC 2019 Graduation
Sacred Heart Junior College had their 2019 Graduation last month. Congratulations to all the graduates. Time to change the world.

BTB’s Cruise Conference 2019
“Get ready, stay ready, ready for the long haul!” It’s BTB’s first-ever Cruise Conference on August 23 in Belize City. This one-day event aims to foster a better understanding of the inner workings of the cruise industry and help our stakeholders improve their cruise tourism business. You’ll have access to presentations, networking, and opportunities to learn valuable information first-hand from cruise executives!

RITUAL OF THE BACABS
Ritual of the Bacabs is the name given to a manuscript from the Yucatec Maya containing shamanistic incantations written in the Yucatec Maya language. The manuscript has been dated at the end of the 18th Century, though this is not certain. The style of writing in the manuscript suggests that much of the information included was copied from older works. The work references many figures in Maya mythology who are for the most part unknown from other works. Ritual of the Bacabs includes some forty-two main incantations, with fragmentary supplements throughout. Most of the manuscript is written in the same hand. In his translation, Roys referred to this main writer as the "Bacabs hand."

Day 2 of Kids in Action Open water dives
The kids are having, the time of their life.

Los Hijos Del West to Perform at the X Festival Nacional de Marimbas Limonal Abangares 2019 in Costa Rica
Los Hijos Del West are travelling to the 10th “Festival Nacional de Marimbas Limonal Abangares” in Costa Rica. This festival is normally an exhibition of Costa Rica’s national bands, however, on the occasion of the 10th anniversary the organizers have invited international marimba groups from Guatemala, Argentina, Mexico and Belize to participate. The Marimba is the national instrument of Costa Rica. The “Festival Nacional de Marimbas” is a national festival where various marimba groups from all over Costa Rica are invited to perform, amounting to 50 groups that participate in the Festival with an estimated audience of 50,000 persons.

Channel 7

A Vigil for Allyson
Right now in downtown Belize City, the friends and family of Allyson Major Jr are having a candlelight vigil in his memory at the battlefield park. The 36-year-old school teacher and father was killed by a police bullet last week Wednesday in downtown Belize City. It was the culmination of a high-speed pursuit through downtown Belize City - where Major was suspected of having a small quantity of marijuana. He had no weapon. Since then the commissioner of police has acknowledged that police were wrong to open fire in that situation. A criminal investigation is underway.

Cops Getting Ready to Charge a Cop
And police are moving promptly to give the family some small measure of satisfaction that at least the officer responsible will be held criminally liable for his death. Today police said the file has been sent to the DPP:... Supt. Alejandro Cowo, O.C., C.I.B., Eastern Division: "Police is still conducting an investigation into this matter. On Friday we had received some reports from the forensic and we are awaiting one more piece of evidence from them so that we can finish compile a file and thereafter decide on charges to be laid against a person or more than one persons."

Looking For Emmanuel's Killer
And while police hope to soon bring charges in that case, they are looking for a suspect in another killing. 52-year-old Emmanuel Ampomah was stabbed up in his taxi last Wednesday night - and he crashed on Seashore Drive. Police say he wasn't killed by the multiple stabs, he was crushed under his Toyota Four Runner: Supt. Alejandro Cowo, O.C., C.I.B., Eastern Division: "Reference the death of Emmanuel Ampomah, the post mortem was conducted and the doctor certified that the cause of death was not due to the stab wounds that he had received but it was because of the vehicle that had dropped on top of him..." >

Remembering July, 1919
It's been relegated to a mere footnote in history, but the ex - servicemen's riot of July 22 and 23rd 1919 in Belize City is one of the most important events in Belize's nationalist movement. Yet, it's been criminally neglected in school and public education - which is why the UBAD Educational Foundation and the Image Factory are determined to restore the event to a place of importance, and have it writ large as a part of Belize history. They started that today with a centennial remembrance of the day right where it started one hundred years ago - in downtown Belize City. This time, they called it a revolution:

Mason Trial Moves to City
On Friday's news, we told you how Justice Antoinette Moore refused to admit a confession statement as evidence for the prosecution in the murder trial of William "Danny" Mason, Ashton Vanegas, Keron Fernandez, Terrence Fernandez, and Ernest Castillo. The judge ruled at the end of a trial within a trial last week that the alleged confession statement that police say Ernest Castillo gave them, cannot be used in the case because it was taken from him under duress. Well, the trial resumed today in Belize City, and the prosecution, led by DPP Cheryl-Lynn Vidal moved on with their case against the men.

EU Gives to Energy Sector
The European Union is funding a 32 million Belize dollar project for the Belizean energy sector. The news is that it will give electricity access to remote rural areas while improving energy efficiency in the public and private sectors. The EU ambassador to Belize was ate the Prime Minister;Minister's office in Belize City today to sign the financing agreement. The Prime Minister underscored the significance and discussed the areas of emphasis:

Police Investigating La Milpa Shooting
Tyrique Munnings was shot multiple times last week in Ladyville, and was left in critical condition. It happened in the Milpa area - which is a crime hotspot in that village. Police say they are trying to get the victim's family to assist in the investigation:.. Supt. Alejandro Cowo, O.C., C.I.B., Eastern Division: "Police have been speaking to the family reference the shooting of Tyrique Munnings and we are still trying to convince them to give Police a statement..."

Shooting Victim Raheem Showing Improvement
Another shooting victim from one and a half weeks ago is showing steady improvement. Raheem Chambers was shot the night after gunmen targeted his brothers. It's part of an internal gang rivalry in the St. Martin's area. Police discussed his condition today: Police say they are trying to get the victim's family to assist in the investigation:.. Supt. Alejandro Cowo, O.C., C.I.B., Eastern Division: "Mr. Chambers is still hospitalized. His health condition is getting better and better every day and he is in a stable condition at this moment. I know that a male person by the name of Earl Baptist was charged yesterday for that offence of attempted murder, use of deadly means of harm and dangerous harm caused to Raheem Chambers."

Young Girl Bullied, Beaten
A video of a bullying and assault off a young girl went viral this weekend. But she hasn't come forward to report it to police. Here's a look at the video and what the cops are saying:

Balona, The Hawk?
Alex Balona is the PUP Standard bearer for Cayo Central - and on Sunday he was in the thick of a tense political fight in the villages of San Antonio and Esperanza. And, in the head of it, Balona allegedly spat on one of his political rivals, Bobby Montero - who is UDP area rep Rene Montero's son. This cell phone video captures the ugly moment.

Cops Found Trapp's Safe
Last week we told you how a pair of men home invaded San Ignacio Mayor Earl Trapp. They assaulted him, and then stole his safe before running off into the night. Well, 7News has confirmed that town police have recovered his safe - with all the contents missing - in a bushy lot fun the Bradley Bank area of the twin towns. It appears to have been blowtorched and then broken open.

Teenager To Jail for Sex With Minor
19-year-old Mainor Sagastume, a construction worker from Belmopan, is at the Belize Central Prison after he was taken to court today for allegedly committing sexual abuse against a 13-year-old girl. Last week Friday, the minor and her mother went to the police and reported that she ran away from her mother's house in Belmopan, and she went to Belize City with Sagastume. She says that he took her to an unpainted, and unfinished concrete bungalow house on University Drive and had intercourse with her on 2 occasions, July 3rd, and July 19th.

Weekend Warriors, Rejoice
The Government has released the list of public and bank Holidays for 2020, and the weekend warriors will be happy to note that there will be 9 different holiday weekends next year. The first holiday falls on midweek on Wednesday for New Years Day, January 1st. Then Monday, March 9th is National Heroes and Benefactors Day. Good Friday, April 10th, starts off the Easter Holiday weekend, which ends on Monday, April 10th. Friday, May 1st is Labour Day, and the next one after that is Monday, May 25th, which will be celebrated as Commonwealth day in lieu of Saturday, May 24th.

Ready To Rumble?
Fans of Mixed Marital Arts have a major international event coming up on Thursday in san Pedro. It's an international title bout and we spoke to the fighters today:

Crash At Free Zone
There was an accident on Sunday in the Corozal Free Zone. It happened at about 3:40 p.m., when 46 year old Belizean Sergio Mesh of Libertad Village, was reversing his Mazda pick-up that was parked in front Laxmi Micheladas Store. In the process he allegedly collided into the front of a Volkswagen Vento car that was being driven by a Mexican from Chetumal traveling on the Free Zone Main Road. After hitting the Volkswagen, Mesh lurched over a sidewalk and hit Mariseli Chable a 19-year-old, Belizean sales Clerk, also of Libertad.

Channel 5

Danny Mason Returns to Supreme Court in Belize City for Murder Trial
When we last reported on the murder trial of William “Danny” Mason and his co-accomplices, it was from the Belmopan courts. Today, the trial was transferred to Belize City with [...]

A Synopsis of Mason’s Murder Trial Thus Far
On Friday, Justice Antoinette Moore ruled that a caution statement given by Mason’s co-accused, Ernest Castillo, in which he confesses to lapping off Lucas’ head, was inadmissible.  As a result, [...]

Lawsuit Against ComPol Williams is Adjourned to September
This morning before Justice Shona Griffith, a hearing for judicial review in a case filed by Corporal Eldon Arzu against Commissioner of Police Chester Williams stalled yet again.  Arzu is [...]

Vendor was not the Intended Target of Fatal Shooting
There is some progress in the murder investigation of one of four victims of last week Tuesday’s murder spree.  Police say that murdered Belize City vendor, Jose Hilario Diaz, was [...]

Investigation Still Underway into Allyson Major’s Fatal Shooting
Last week four police officers were placed on interdiction following the fatal shooting of Allyson Major. Major was shot in the head by one of the cops during a high [...]

Ghanaian Cabbie Died from Injuries Sustained During Crash; Police Looking for Suspect
In an update to another murder last Tuesday, police say that they are still looking for a suspect in connection with the death of Ghanaian national Emmanuel Ampomah.  The fifty-two-year-old [...]

News Five Journeys to Sanctuary Belize; PM Speaks On Cabinet Confidential Memo
Sanctuary Bay is quite a beautiful place. Well, this is what the Prime Minister was told and undoubtedly what recidivist scammer Andris Pukke and associates used to convince more than [...]

PM Barrow Comments on F.I.U. Investigation into Sanctuary Belize Scam
In September 2016, the then Director of the Financial Intelligence Unit, Joy Grant, received an email alerting the F.I.U. of an ongoing investigation into massive violations of our Foreign Exchange [...]

PM Barrow Says Sanctuary Bay Scam is a Civil Matter, Not Criminal Matter
The People’s United Party says that the F.I.U.’s determination to not proceed with criminal charges is bogus.  During a press conference last week, P.U.P. Kareem Musa suggested that charges such [...]

Can G.O.B. Prevent a ‘Sanctuary Bay Scam’ Reoccurrence?
The multimillion-dollar Sanctuary Bay real estate scam is the biggest scam that the F.T.C. has investigated. It has certainly scared off future foreign investors and forced Atlantic International Bank Limited [...]

Teenage Girl Assaulted; Police Say Victim Needs to Make a Report
A video of two girls assaulting another teenager in Belize City went viral over the weekend. The video, which racked up thousands of views and hundreds of shares on Facebook, [...]

Police Need Eyewitnesses to Assist with Ladyville Shooting
Tyrique Munnings is at the K.H.M.H. in a critical condition after he was shot several times on Thursday night.  Munnings was in the Milpa Area of Ladyville when a lone [...]

Raheem Chambers Hospitalized; 1 Man Charged with Attempted Murder
While robbers targeted a restaurant on Saint Thomas Street, in the south side, a teen was shot multiple times on Thursday night and is recovering at the Karl Heusner Memorial [...]

N.T.U.C.B. Weighs in on Crime in Belize
Today the National Trade Union Congress of Belize issued a press release to sound off on the spate of killings and crime in Belize. The N.T.U.C.B. says that it has [...]

E.U. Signs Financing Agreement with G.O.B. for Energy Sector
This morning at the office of the Prime Minister in Belize City, a significant financing agreement of thirty-one point nine-six million dollars for the energy sector was signed by the [...]

Village Council Elections Get Heated in Cayo; P.U.P. Standard Bearer Charged
Round five of the village council elections took place in four districts: Corozal, Orange Walk, Belize and Cayo, where sparks flew among opposing party supporters and candidates.  The People’s United [...]

Accused Murderer Out of Bail
Donald Heredia, an alleged murder suspect, was able to secure bail through the Supreme Court after sitting behind bars for more than three years awaiting trial. Heredia is said to [...]

Would-Be-Thief, Caught on Camera, is Arraigned for Burglary
A would-be-thief went to burglarize a closed business establishment, but was caught on the same surveillance camera he tried to steal. Cris Anthony Reyes of Marigold Lane, Belize City, was [...]

PRO FC Prophecy Fighting Championship to Take Place in San Pedro
PRO FC is on a mission not only to promote the sport of mixed martial arts, but also to provide Belizean fighters with a platform to become regionally ranked.  For [...]

Remembering the 1919 Revolution
An event that happened a century ago; has not been featured prominently in our history books, but it could have sparked a change in history of the then colony. According [...]

Activists to Protest in Front of Ground Zero
It’s been almost two months since construction works have begun on Ground Zero at the bottom of the Swing Bridge in the heart of the City. It is where an [...]

The Sports Blotter with James Adderly
Good evening, I’m James Adderly and this is Sports Monday.   [Highlights of the weekend in sports....]

The Reporter

NTUCB Pushing To Re-instate CCC – Even Chester May Like It
The National Trade Union Congress of Belize (NTUCB) has weighed in on the recent tailspin that crime has shown, which it feels is proof of “an inequitable economy that has poor social protections in place.” In a press release, the NTUCB raised concern over the impact that crime has had on the work force.

Breaking Belize NewsPJ

Bail granted to mental patient accused of Caye Caulker murder
On Friday, attorney for 55-year-old Donald Heredia, Darrell Bradley, successfully secured his bail in the […]

Elderly man reported missing
The relatives of 65-year-old Porfilio Nino is concerned about his safety. Nino was reported missing […]

Police urge beaten teen to make formal report
Over the weekend social media went abuzz with two girls seen beating a female teen […]

Police: Waiting for evidence in Allyson Major case
The investigation into the death of Allyson Major, 36, remains open. Today police indicated that […]

Tropical Depression forms in Bahamas
The National Hurricane Center (NHC) is issuing advisories on newly formed Tropical Depression Three. The […]

The Faye Lin Cannon case two years on
American Anke Doehm, 48, still awaits trial in the Supreme Court on charges of ‘cruelty […]

Teenager reported missing in Cristo Rey, Cayo
The family of Serene Celi Sanchez, 16, of Cristo Rey, Cayo is concerned about her […]

GOB and European Union sign agreement for $31 Million grant
Prime Minister Dean Barrow and Her Excellency Malgorzata Wasilewska, European Union (EU) Ambassador to Belize, […]

Fiery exchanges during Village Council elections
In a major victory for the People’s United Party (PUP), the party won all seats […]

Politician to face charges for ‘spitting’ on opponent’s son
Cayo Central Standard bearer for the People’s United Party (PUP), Alex Balona will face charges […]

LOVE FM

Attorney failed to file application, Police Association’s case pushed back
Since being appointed as Commissioner of Police in January, Chester Williams has made several changes to the Police Department. One of those changes that he is trying to institute has been met with disdain and it has to do with the appointment of the Chairman of the Police Association. Williams has made a decision that …

Blogs

Budget Belize Island Hopping: Sailing the Barrier Reef with Raggamuffin Tours
Last week, Jamie and I set sail with Raggamuffin Tours. This was not your regular day sail. The adventure included 3 full days of fishing, snorkeling and island-hopping (Caye-hopping technically) along the 2nd largest barrier reef in the world. It was awesome. We were on a gorgeous catamaran with our own private chef, a captain, and 2 crew members. We were barefoot the entire time – in fact, our flip-flops were collected as we boarded the boat on day one. We overnighted on two tiny sandy cayes off the Belize coast – one night in an over-the-water hut waking to the sunrise and the SLAP of a pelican dive-bombing fish just feet from our window. We camped one night falling asleep under a full moon and stirring to the rumble of thunder and stunning gorgeous black morning skies.

Third Annual Corozal's Best Ever Rum, Ribs, Rice Tasting Contest 2019 (Part of the September Celebration 2019)
Part of the September Celebration, Corozal's Best Ever Rum, Ribs, Rice Tasting Contest 2019 will be held on September 13, 2019. The event will be commencing at 5pm at the Andres Campos Civic Center. What Do you need to enter? Sample of your best Rib and/Or your specialty Dish. Anyone can enter For Free. You can Pre-Register call Miss Pat: 668-7668 or Corozal Library or Corozal Civic Center. Here is an interview with Miss Janet Castillo more about this event.

Corozal House of Culture held Their First Day "The Summer Art Wave's program"
The Summer Art Wave's Program is a program that teaches you to learn Maya Langauge. Usually, it is held at this time of the month in Corozal. Maya Language is not spoken a lot this day, the few people who speak Maya Language today, are around speaking Maya Language. And, they are teaching other people to keep this Language Alive. So, hold on because I will be talking about why is it important to attend this event annually. use of Mayan languages in many important domains of society, including administration, This morning was the First day of "The Summer Art Wave's program'' by Ko'onex Tsikbal Maya Yucatec Maya language lessons.

Guest Blog - Top 10 Traits Successful Expats Share
1.) Friendly - if you're going to move to a new place you need to meet new people; without a social network, an expat needs to be able to meet people outside of work and social circles. This is not difficult for most people, as warm countries tend to be friendly and locals are very accepting and eager to chat. 2.) Humility – Regardless of how educated or successful you are at home, you’re in a new sandbox and you don’t know how things work, so be humble and understated and you will make friends much quicker and not fall into the next category. 3.) Humility II – Moving to another country and assuming your well thought out business plan from home will work in your new country can be the kiss of death…different things work in different places and economies, so assume you know nothing ---- observe, speak to as many people as possible and figure out what works for your NEW home.

8 Adventurous Things To Do In Belize
Adventures in Belize aren’t confined to activities. They can be found in every journey you make around this perpetually surprising destination, whether that’s a bumpy van ride down dirt roads to a picnic site in the jungle, or hundreds of slippery steps that lead you to a secret waterfall. In my case, it was an hour-long speedboat ride over choppy ocean waves that made me grateful for the modern wonder of Dramamine. I’m not prone to seasickness, but that bumpy journey was more than I bargained for.

Eco Kids Summer Camp 2019 Day 7: Belizean Wildlife & Final Farewell
We’ve made to the last day of camp. It felt like just yesterday the eco kids had arrived. It was a misty morning with grey clouds above, hearing the birds echoing throughout the jungle. The eco kids woke up and got ready for the morning muster with Mr Levi as he explained the last day of activities. By now the campers knew almost all the songs from their song books. With excitement they took turns picking songs that would guarantee a bit of teasing and laughing. One of their favorite lines from the song Shine Eye Gyal was a “A shine eye gyal is a trouble to man.” Singing this song they pointed at each other bursting out loud in laughter.

Eco Kids Summer Camp 2019 Day 6: Solid Waste Management & Sustainability
It’s been a successful week with so much to be grateful for. How amazing that twenty-four kids from all over country have been fortunate enough to attend such a prestigious camp and to have experiences that will stay with them for a lifetime. Having first hand experience in the field learning about the Ancient Maya, Biodiversity, Medicinal Plants, and Land Conservation. On the day’s agenda the camper’s will be learning about Solid Waste Management.

International Sourcesizz

NM scientists document late Pleistocene/early Holocene Mesoamerican stone tool tradition
From the perspective of Central and South America, the peopling of the New World was a complex process lasting thousands of years and involving multiple waves of Pleistocene and early Holocene period immigrants entering into the Neotropics. Paleoindian colonists arrived in waves of immigrants entering the Neotropics, a region starting in the humid rainforests of southern Mexico before 13,000 years ago and brought with them technologies developed for adaptation to environments and resources found in North America. As the ice age ended across the New World people adapted more generalized stone tools to exploit changing environments and resources. In the Neotropics these changes would have been pronounced as patchy forests and grasslands gave way to broadleaf tropical forests. In new research published recently in PLOS One titled Linking late Paleoindian stone tool technlogies and populations in North, Central and South America, scientists from The University of New Mexico led a study in Belize to document the very earliest indigenous stone tool tradition in southern Mesoamerica.

Scientists discovered a new species of tiny sharks that glow in the dark
Sharks are known to stalk and sniff out prey before they attack. But all this newly discovered shark species has to do is glow in the dark, and the prey comes to them. The 5 1/2-inch American Pocket Shark is the first of its kind to be discovered in the Gulf of Mexico, according to a new Tulane University study. It's less fearsome than it is wondrous. Scientists stumbled upon a teeny male kitefin shark in 2010 while studying sperm whales in the Gulf. It wasn't observed again until 2013, when National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) researcher Mark Grace found it in a pool of less luminous specimens. It's only the second pocket shark ever captured or recorded, Grace said in a statement. The other was found in 1979 in the east Pacific Ocean.

New tropical depression forms off the coast of Florida
A concentrated batch of downpours and thunderstorms churning near the eastern Bahamas strengthened into Tropical Depression 3 late Monday afternoon, as AccuWeather Meteorologists predicted. The storm formed close to the coast of Florida, approximately 120 miles southeast of West Palm Beach, Florida, and was moving northwest at 13 mph, according to the The National Hurricane Center. If the Tropical Depression strengthens into a tropical storm, it would be named Chantal. Even if a named storm fails to take shape, an extended stretch of increased showers and thunderstorms will impact the Florida Peninsula this week.

Videos

  • Inside the Embassy of Belize with FOX 5, 4.5min. The country of Belize is on the northeastern coast of Central America. It's home to about 400,000 people making it the second smallest country in that region. Ambassador of Belize to the United States, Daniel Gutierrez, says the embassy has been located on Massachusetts Avenue in the Embassy Row neighborhood since 1991. As you enter the embassy you can feel the charm of the Caribbean with canary yellow walls and traditional artwork. The country embraces its immigrant roots and welcomes visitors from around the world and its décor blends the history of many different cultures.

  • Weddings by San Ignacio Resort Hotel, Belize, 1min. The San Ignacio Resort Hotel is the perfect place for your Belize wedding ceremony and reception. Let our San Ignacio wedding planners organize your very special day and ensure your memories will last a lifetime. Our on-site catering department can develop a unique menu just for your event which is sure to impress your invited guests. Your out-of-town guests will enjoy our spacious well-appointed guest rooms during their visit, and we offer convenience with onsite dining options, and a beautiful outdoor pool.

  • Tastes from Belize - Must Have Seasonings, 4min. Dr. Dynamite discusses some of her favorite seasonings from Belize.

  • Caye Caulker, Belize - Tarpon, 3min. Friendly Tarpon in Caye Caulker Belize

  • , 45min. Sweetness and Labor: The Historic Period Sugar Industry in Northern Belize, by The Origins of the Maya, by Dr. Maxine Oland, University of Massachusetts-Amherst. Part of Ancient World Week, Corozal Town, Belize, 15 July 2019.

  • The Central American U-21 Beach Volleyball Championship, 18min. The Central American U-21 Beach Volleyball Championship was recently held in Guatemala. Two Belizeans participated and returned with Bronze medals. We invited them to share their lessons from the historic experience and their future plans for a career in the sport. On our couch: Francis Hauze - Beach Volleyball Athlete/Bronze Medalist, Michael Jenkins - Beach Volleyball Athlete/Bronze Medalist.

  • 123rd anniversary of Emperor Haile Selassie I Earthday, 30min. The 7th Enoch Ethiopian International Progress of Salvation Issembly is preparing to celebrate the 123rd anniversary of Emperor Haile Selassie I Earthday. The alcoholic free and conscious event will be held on 23rd July at the Digi Park. We spoke to members of the church about the teachings and what they hope the community will learn from their philosophies. They also shared a quick recipe for a meat substitute using cassava and plantain. They explained that the diet they eat is connected to their spirituality. On set: Cameron "Ras Reuben" Usher - Owner, Vegan Bites. Zadok Kahan - 7th Enoch Priest.

  • The Pan American Health Organization - advisory warning health risks, 33min. The Pan American Health Organization has issued an advisory warning countries in the northern hemisphere to prepare for the health risks associated with the unusual heat waves expected for July and August. We invited Dr. Fernando Cuellar, Internist at the Belize Medical Associates, to give us tips on how to stay healthy and avoid heat exhaustion and stroke.

  • Our 3rd Segment of Caye Caulker Entrepreneurs: Celi’s Gift Shop Caye Caulker, 13min. We will learn more about Mr, Orlando August and his business and a little bit about his back story. https://www.facebook.com/Celis-Gift-Shop-Caye-Caulker-1017711348430985/

  • Innovation + Tourism Talk 2019 to be held on September 25, 2019 in Belize City!, 1min.

  • Exploring Ambergris Caye, Belize by Golf Cart, 8min. While we were on the island of Ambergris Caye we rented a golf cart from Rock's so we could do our own exploring, hit some of our favorite spots like the Truck Stop and find some new ones...

  • CAHAL PECH BELIZE 2019, 3min. Cahal Pech is a Maya site located near the town of San Ignacio in the Cayo District of Belize. The site was a palatial, hilltop home for an elite Maya family, and though most major construction dates to the Classic period, evidence of continuous habitation has been dated to as far back as 1200 BCE during the Early Middle Formative period (Early Middle Preclassic), making Cahal Pech one of the oldest recognizably Maya sites in Western Belize.

  • Accion Deportiva, 60min.

  • PUP CANDIDATE SPITS ON OPPONENT!, 15sec. PUP Candidate for Cayo Central, Robert Alex Balona, was caught on video spitting on an opponent at yesterday’s village council elections. Senior PUP Vaughn Gill is seen next to Balona as he spits at Robert Montero. With all the accusations of corruption and scandals from both political parties this is another black eye for the PUP who suffered major embarrassment and damage to their standing as a mass party when their candidate for Belize Rural North Marconi Leal was caught on video assaulting another man. Both appalling videos have gone viral.

  • The advance kids in Action group cleaning the Coral Reef Nursery, Alyssa Martin, Limairie Bowen, Andres Perez, Bianca Narvaez, Angelique Velasquez, katherine Sansorez, Travis Najarro, Luis Munoz and Brittney Garbutt