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The San Pedro Sun
Ministry of National Security CEO Felix Enriquez on Visit to the U.K.
Chief Executive Officer in the Ministry of National Security Mr. Felix Enriquez is on a visit to the United Kingdom attending to bilateral defence matters.
The CEO and UK MOD officials discussed various topics including defence collaboration between Belize and the United Kingdom and improving the training and capacity building of the Belize Defence Force and the Belize Coast Guard.
Caye Caulker resident files complaint against police officer
24-year-old Caye Caulker resident Shaquille Rogers has filed a legal complaint against a police officer attached to the Caye Caulker police formation, after claiming abuse by the officer while in custody. Police have not commented on the issue, but the matter is under investigation and Rogers is expected to appear at the San Pedro Magistrate Court on Friday, July 26th, where he will present the evidence of the abuse he allegedly suffered at the hands of the police officer.
San Pedro R.C School’s first floor is tiled up and ready for the new school year
Thanks to a family of island businesses, San Pedro Roman Catholic School (SPRCS) first-floor classrooms are now tiled and ready for the new school year in September. The tile project was sponsored by Blue Water Grill along with its sister businesses, Red Ginger, The Phoenix Resort and Wine de Vine, and cost approximately 30,000 dollars.
The projected started at the beginning of July, and the money was raised via Blue Water Grill’s monthly charity guest donations. From January through June 2019 they raised money to tile the first-floor classrooms at SPRCS. In total, guests at The Phoenix and customers at Red Ginger, Wine de Vine, and Blue Water Grill donated 8,881.24 dollars.
Copa San Pedro Opening Season 2019-2020 commences August 1st
According to Sports Councilor, Hector ‘Tito’ Alamilla, the committee is looking forward to a competitive season of great football action on the island. “We are expecting this league to continue developing in quality and structure. One of our main goals is to create players who will take the jump to play at the highest level of football in the country. We also want to give Copa San Pedro more exposure to showcase the quality of players that we have on the island. We want to highlight the work that the committee puts in, giving their time to be at the games every week as volunteers to see that rules and regulations they’ve structured are enforced to have a disciplined tournament.
Jankunu Productionz’ Kruffy Air lands in San Pedro Town
Kruffy Air, an original theatrical play by Jankunu Productionz, touched down in San Pedro Town on Friday, July 19th and taxied its way to the Paradise Theatre where it received a standing ovation from an impressed audience. The dynamic musical play featured several colorful, extremely curious and opinionated characters known in Belize as ‘Kruffy.’ Aboard an international flight with Kruffy Airlines, the entertaining performance had the audience laughing from beginning to end.
Sow To Reap
Today, it is very common to hear people say that you only live once or as to how it is abbreviated with style “YOLO”. Many times, we use this as an excuse to do as we please and get away with it. As a matter of fact, the term is not untrue, life is short, but does that mean it omits us from the consequences.
When we apply this motto to our life we should also realize that we are all just passengers in the vessel called life, which means that we have limited time to make a difference and to plant a seed that will spread its roots to many. I am not saying do not enjoy life but revaluate your decisions, measure your actions and consider the aftermath.
Various Belizean Sources
BELIZE FISHING REPORT: JULY 14, 2019 THROUGH JULY 21, 2019
More wind and stormy weather reduced visibility on the flats. Anglers still scored on Bonefish, Snook, Tarpon and Permit by fishing the Mangroves and protected areas.
Bonefish action was good on protected flats and deeper water.
Ministry of National Security Comments on Sarstoon Incident
The Ministry of National Security has reported to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) an incident on the Sarstoon River between the Belize Defence Force (BDF) and the Guatemalan Armed Forces (GAF) which occurred on July 23rd, 2019. In this encounter, the GAF tried to impede access to the Sarstoon by a civilian vessel, and as a result, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs is lodging a strong protest to the Government of Guatemala.
The Ministry of National Security has described this latest incident as “Very disappointing and demonstrates bad faith at a time when both countries have made significant progress in moving towards a permanent solution to the long-standing unfounded territorial claim.”
Four Digital Cameras donated to FCD
We thank Mr. and Mrs. John Bailey for the donation of four digital trail cameras provided to FCD this week. These will form part of the wildlife monitoring system in the Chiquibul Forest.
Touring the Customs Department and securing the Rio Hondo River
During a recent tour of the Rio Hondo River, Chargé d'Affaires, a.i. Keith Gilges met with Officer Adrian Gilbert Gibson and other personnel to learn more about the Customs Department, Belize Defence Force, and Belize Police Department mechanisms for securing the Rio Hondo River that runs between Mexico and Belize.
Costa Maya Delegates 2019 - Cocktails & Tapas at Pier 366
Costa Maya Delegates 2019 Activities
Town Councilors meet MMA Fighters
Mayor Daniel Guerrero and Councilors Flora Ancona, Ruben Gonzalez, Severo Guerrero and Gary Greif met with Jeremy Mahon and Travis Cones who traveled from Houston to San Pedro, Belize for the Pro FC2 Island Takeover MMA fight.
Dog Grooming on Caye Caulker Tomorrow
On Saturday July 27th we will be coming to Caye Caulker.
We provide all your grooming needs.
Groomings are done by our Certified/Experienced Groomers.
We also have Heartworm Pills, Deworming Pills and Flea/Tick Pills. Please make your appointments before time. Call 6381666 or send us a message
We assure you that your Dogs will Love us and So will you
Congratulations to Bryce Peterson, your NEW, winner by submission, Bantamweight Champion!!!
Bryce beat his opponent Leonel Cetina via rear-naked choke.
INTRO by XS Entertainment is Back
Grand Opening Saturday, July 27.
Corozal Town Council Municipal Bazaar
Come today at Corozal Summer Editions Corozal Town Council Municipal Bazaar. It all begins this morning at 8am until. Food. Clothing, sales on cars and lots more will be on sale. Over 30 businesses to take part. Early bird catches the worm. Come and get your special deals and discounts.
Final touches at Children’s park in Corozal
Come check out the Cutting of the Ribbon Monday July 29, 2019 at 10AM.
Summer Fun 2019
The Belize Red Cross is hosting “Summer Fun 2019” at the office in Santa Rita, Corozal on August 1-2. Children from age 7-12 are invited to sign up by July 31st. Contact number in flyer for registration form. registration is free. Lunch will be provided.
New light posts being installed at 7th Avenue Phillip Goldson Highway
Belize Birding Festival Exhibitor Registration now open!
Interested in participating as an exhibitor at the 2nd Annual Belize Birding Festival? Registration NOW OPEN!
FOOTBALL ACTION continues at the Ricalde Stadium this Saturday, July 27, 2019 starting at 9:00 a.m.
Frenemy: a Jankunu Production
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The Belize City House of Culture and Downtown Rejuvenation Project proposes competition to name site at corner Queen and North Front Street
Today, the Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation, through the Belize City House of Culture and Downtown Rejuvenation Project, is pleased to invite the General Public to participate in a competition to name the location once occupied by the Paslow Building on the corner of North Front Street and Queen Street in Belize City. Deadline for submission of names is Friday, 30th August, 2019 @ 5:00 PM.
1st Prize: $800.00,
2nd Prize $600.00,
3rd Prize $400.00.
A new two-story building will be constructed at Lot 977 located at the corner of Queen and North Front Streets in Downtown Belize City. The new building is one of five structures in the downtown of the Old Capital that the Belize City House of Culture and Downtown Rejuvenation Project is currently investing in. The new building is designed to host a Tourist Welcome Center and vendor booths on the first floor with offices and a Café on the second, and a parking area in the rear. Construction commenced in June 2019 and is projected to be completed at the end of 2019.
Miss Costa Maya International 2018 by Jose Luis Zapata — at Ramon's Village Resort
Miss Costa Maya International 2018 - Miss Honduras Mary Cruz Cardona Galindo. Photographed by Jose Luis Zapata at Ramon's Village Resort.
Family Of Five InJured In Accident
Tonight a family of 5 from the Toledo District is recovering from injuries they suffered in a serious accident just outside Dangriga Town this morning. And, a police checkpoint is being given partial blame.
At around 8:20, police had a checkpoint set up at around mile 3 on the Stann Creek Valley Road. The cops spotted a black SUV speeding toward them, and when it did, the vehicle collided into the guard rail and flipped over. The impact then caused the occupants of the vehicle to be flung from it. They likely were not wearing seat belts.
Police Looking For Porfirio's Killer
On Tuesday's news, we told you about 65-year-old Porfilio Nino, the farmer who was murdered and buried on his farm, in the Maya Mopan area.
His daughter reported him missing on Sunday after she couldn't reach him by cell phone on Saturday night. She was worried sick about him, and on Tuesday afternoon, her worst fears were confirmed when his body was found buried in a shallow grave. A post-mortem has confirmed that he died from blunt force injuries to the head.
GOB Sends Angry Diplomatic Note To Guatemala Over River Aggression
A "very disappointing" act of "bad faith." That's what Belize's Ministry of National Security is calling the show of aggression by the Guatemalan Military on the Sarstoon River two days ago.
As we showed you, the Guatemalans attempted to block the Belize Territorial Volunteers and SATIIM from going down the Sarstoon. The BDF had to swoop in to escort the BTV vessel - even as the Guatemalans continued to trail them.
Well, in a statement sent early this morning, Government confirms, quote, "the Ministry of Foreign Affairs is lodging a strong protest to the Government of Guatemala."
20 Years In Jail For Man Who Chopped And Killed Sister
Back in 2017, 28-year-old Elijah Burke was charged with murder for chopping his own sister, 29-year-old Juliane Burke, to death in Belize City. He pleaded guilty to the lesser charge of manslaughter earlier this year, and, today, the judge ordered him to spend 18 more years in jail for the crime.
On March 20th, 2017, Juliane Burke and her son, who was only 6 years old at the time, were walking to their home on St. Peter Street in the Kings Park Area. They were a short distance away when her brother, Elijah, came sprinting at her with a machete. He chased them into the street, and he chopped Juliane multiple times in the presence of her young son, fatally injuring her.
Yo Creek Villagers Monitor Murder Trial With Apprehension
And there's a similar case we are watching up north.
In June 2016, the unthinkable happened in the remote village of Yo Creek, Orange Walk. There was a mass chopping where six people - 3 adults and 3 minors were injured. One of the minors, 13 year old Danny Choc died days later from a chop to the head. The man who wielded the machete is Larry Banner. He has a history of mental illness. That day in June, Banner went to his family's house with a machete and started to flail it wildly. It was a horrific and bloody attack.
Banner was arrested and arraigned for aggravated burglary and maim and later murder for the 13 year old's death.
Police Adopt Mental Health Manual
And, both those stories involve mentally ill individuals who killed innocent persons - while in a psychotic state.
Police have to deal with such persons on a regular basis - and as the Nestor Vasquez Jr case shows - it can be mishandled with tragic consequences. The 60 year old Vasquez was put into a cell with 28 year old Collin Francis - who was in a dangerous and unstable state, awaiting charges for stabbing a psychiatric nurse. Francis beat Vasquez unconscious, leaving him in a brain damaged coma from which he never recovered.
Getting Past Paslow
As we told you last night, the new public building at the corner of Queen and North Front Streets, on the property called Ground Zero will NOT be named after Thomas Paslow.
But what will it be named? Well, now,, you can decide that. As we told you lats night, there will be a public competition to name the new building to be constructed under the Downtown Rejuvenation Project.
After the UBAD Educational Foundation and The Image Factory raised an uproar over the project invoking Thomas Paslow's name just to name the site - it was announced today that there will be a competition, quote, "to name the location once occupied by the Paslow Building".
US Diplomat Tours the Hondo Hotbeds
Botes, Mexico is one of the hottest of the hot spots for contraband coming across the Rio Hondo into Santa Cruz, Belize.
But, since early July, contraband has become scarce in some areas, thanks to a a multi agency deployment of customs, immigration, police and BDf to slow the traffic at that illegal crossing.
And it has slowed the traffic. Earlier this week, the US Embassy's ChargÃ© d'Affaires, a.i. Keith Gilges went on a tour of those Rio Hondo hotspots.
Kevon's Comeback At Traffic
He held the job as former Belize City Traffic Manager for over 10 years, almost half of the 23 years he worked in the traffic department. But, 10 months ago, the PUP City Council shuffled the deck and sent Jenkins over to the Sanitation Department - a much lower profile posting.
It was seen then as part of the PUP council changing things up after four UDP terms in City Hall. But, now they've kind of changed it right back. It was announced today that Jenkins is back at traffic.
Summer Camp By Soldiers
The annual BDF summer camp is well underway at the different outstations in the country including at Price Barracks in Ladyville, Camp Belizario in Cayo and Fairweather Camp in PG. Over 300 kids are participating in total this year. Today we stopped by Price Barracks tosee what the kids have been up to there. Courtney Weatherburne has the story.
For about 2 weeks the BDF Price Barracks in Ladyville has been transformed into a playground to kickstart their summer camp 2019. Kids from all over the country have been engaged in a number of fun and instructive activities on the compound.
There are many disciplines the kids can choose from including those that hone their creative skills.
BDF Cricket Team Surges
So while the kids were having fun and learning new skills at their summer camp at Price Barracks, the BDF cricket team was also at base putting in some serious work to train for its semi-final match against Bandits in the Harrison Parks Cricket Tournament.
The BDF team took a 9 year break from the tournament but they came back last year and are even hungrier to win this year. We interviewed the coach and one of their star players today about the tournament.
Dara Dread Rides Again
Grassroots philanthropist Joel "Dara" Robinson has been featured many times on this newscast. He leads the feeding program in which he fundraises annually to provide for needy primary school children from Belize City. He and his team feed these children so that they can better focus on their schoolwork, instead of worrying where their next meal will come from.
He depends on generous donations to keep the program running, and this Sunday, it's his 8th Annual Ride for Hunger fundraiser.
Dara and Kwame Scott stopped by our office this afternoon to tell us why they need you to support the ride:
Faber's Road Scary Action Scene
It looked like the scene form an action movie gone wrong on Faber's Road yesterday when a a Chrysler car got wedged underneath an 18 wheeler.
The odd accident occurred when the car hit the front end of the 18 wheeler, and then careened across the pavement sliding under the back of the trailer.
Belize Jeers, While Regional Social Security Bosses Cheer SSB Increase
You may have been groaning when you got your paycheck and you saw more money deducted for increased social security contributions this month. But in Guyana, the Heads of Regional Security Organizations were applauding the Social Security Board for successfully getting those increases in social security contributions pushed through.
Belize Protests GAF Aggressive Behaviour at the Sarstoon
An incident on the Sarstoon has prompted a reaction from the Government. An excursion led by Will Maheia transporting members of SATIIM, an N.G.O., was stopped in its tracks and [...]
Forensic Experts Provide Evidence in Pastor Llewellyn Lucas Murder Trial
In our continued coverage of one of the most heinous murders, we headed to the Belmopan Supreme Court where the notorious William “Danny” Mason and four other men are being [...]
The Rash Family Overturns Outside of Dangriga
Members of a family of five from southern Belize were injured during a accident this morning. It happened just outside Dangriga when the Rash family from the village of San [...]
Man Pleads Guilty to Killing His Sister
In the Belize City Supreme Court, the trial of twenty-eight-year-old Elijah Burke came to an end today. Burke took a guilty plea to killing his own sister by hacking her [...]
Caught on Camera; 2 Minors are Charged for Assault of Another
Two minors, who were seen in a video, bullying another minor, have been charged by police for targeting the minor. The video was widely circulated on social media, but the [...]
Citrus Industry Remains in Bad Shape Amid Constant Decline in Production
While up north the sugar industry is having a bumper crop, in the south, the citrus industry is in dire straits. The 2018-2019 crop has been plagued by many factors [...]
Dengue Outbreak: Recognizing the Symptoms & Alerting Authorities
The Ministry of Health is battling a dengue outbreak which is prevalent up north, with the Orange Walk District reporting the highest number of confirmed cases. Dengue is caused by [...]
Several Persons Detained for Murder of Elderly Man in Maya Mopan
Police say that there are several persons detained in connection with the murder of Porfilio Nino. The sixty-five-year-old farmer was first reported missing and shortly after, he was found buried [...]
B.D.F. Summer Camp, Phase One Completed
One of the most anticipated summer camps is underway; it gives children an opportunity to learn discipline and team work in a fun way as they enjoy activities of their [...]
Recruiting the Best Men and Women to Join the B.D.F.
The B.D.F. is looking for a few good men and women to add to its ranks and over the weekend the force concluded the first phase of its recruitment process [...]
B.D.F. Cricket Team Prepare for Semi-final Round of Championships
While at Price Barracks today, we caught up with the B.D.F. cricket team, who has been preparing for the nationals in the sports. This year, a team of avid cricket [...]
Renaming the Paslow Building; the Competition Begins
Earlier this week, a protest was held by a group of energized Belizeans seeking to give the old Paslow building a more appropriate name when it is completed. Construction for [...]
Belize’s CARICOM Youth Ambassador Returns from Regional Youth Parliament Debate
CARICOM Youth Ambassador Kris Miller participated in the fifteenth regional youth parliament debate in Port of Spain, Trinidad last week. Miller and other youth ambassadors from across the region debated [...]
Second Annual Back-to-School & Pantry Programme to Help City Residents
The Belize City Council is launching its second annual back to school and pantry programme next week. The Council says that this time, even more underprivileged families will benefit. Last [...]
CitCo’s Super Sale Continues this Weekend
If you don’t have any plans for this weekend, the City Council wants you to check out the downtown super sale. The monthly event, organized by the City Council in [...]
Sudden Turn At Checkpoint Leads To Accident
A man and one of his children were seriously injured in a accident that occurred on the southern Hwy. near Dangriga, 35 year old Pablo Rash who is an electrician from San Isidro village was driving his black Mitsubishi Montero at mile 3 when he saw a traffic checkpoint. According to eyewitnesses he swung his vehicle and lost control. He then crashed into the guard rail and the vehicle flipped and ended up on the other side of the road.
Problems On The Sarstoon Again – GAF Badger & Impede Belizeans
Another incident has occurred on the Sarstoon River with the Guatemalan Armed Forces, in witch they badger and impede the passage of Belizeans trying to traverse the waterway in small boats. This latest incident is considered more serious than other recent incidents, and today the Ministry of National Security in Belize conveyed the details to what happened to the Foreign Ministry, who then sent an official protest to that country’s government.
NTUCB calls for re-implementation of the Crime Control Commission
The National Trade Union Congress of Belize (NTUCB) sent out a release on the heels of the recent spate of violence. Marvin Mora, the President of NTUCB noted that the crime situation threatens the livelihood of workers in Belize and that a unified approach needs to be addressed quickly and urgently. Marvin Mora – President …
Belize attends Regional Youth Parliament Debate
The CARICOM Youth Ambassador, Kris Miller, attended the fifteen Regional Youth Parliament Debate which was held on July 17 in Trinidad & Tobago. This was the first time Belize participated in the debate. This year’s debate focused on migration, which is a crisis being faced by the region. Kris Miller told Love news that the …
Progresso Heights Ltd and Elrington back in Court
Progresso Heights Limited and Wilfred Elrington are battling yet another court matter as the company is suing Elrington for placing cautions on its properties. Progresso Heights Limited is also suing the Registrar of Lands who has refused to remove the cautions from these properties. The cautions on the properties have prevented Progresso Heights from selling …
Scouts Association of Belize honors Dr. Villanueva
During last night’s launch of the Join-In Jamboree for the Scouts Association of Belize, Dr. Rene Villanueva who chairs the Belize Scout Foundation was honoured for his commitment, passion and productivity in the scouting movement. We spoke with him on his seat as Chairman and his love for scouting. Dr. Rene Villanueva – Chairman of …
Teaching care for human trafficking victims
Human Trafficking and Human Smuggling – these are crimes becoming more talked about and investigated. With the increase in awareness, it is important for health workers to be able to not only identify suspected human trafficking victims but also to know how to provide care for them. The International Organization for Migration (IOM) held a …
Former Building Poslow to be Renamed
Following the protest that occurred earlier this week, the Belize City House of Culture and Downtown Rejuvenation Project announced that they will be having a competition to determine the new building’s name. The idea to keep the Paslow name received a lot of negative responses, hence the call for suggestions. Proposed names will be evaluated …
Scouts adopt SDGs
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) was adopted by almost two hundred countries, which form part of the United Nations, at a three-day summit. The summit was held at the United Nations Headquarters located in New York City in September 2015. The seventeen goals include: eliminating poverty and hunger, promoting good health and well-being, establishing quality …
Man Sentenced for Killing His Sister
A man with mental health issues was sentenced to the Belize Central Prison for twenty five years. 28-year-old, Elijah Burke, who was diagnosed with mental and behavioural psychosis, pled guilty of killing his sister, Julian Burke. Elijah was before Justice Marilyn Williams today in court for sentencing, represented by Attorney Darrell Bradley. The backdrop to his …
Man granted bail after assaulting girlfriend and sister-in-law
A man was granted bail after he allegedly assaulted his girlfriend and caused serious injuries to the girlfriend’s sister. According to 26-year-old, Yasmeen Young, sometime after 5pm on July 18, her sister, Jayelle Young, was talking to her boyfriend, Trevor Brown (GF ASSAULT VO) when all of a sudden, she heard her screaming. Yasmeen rushed …
Scouts Association holds Join-in Jamboree
The Scouts Association of Belize remains active in the country with various activities and initiatives geared at engaging young people. One of those activities officially opened last night and is dubbed, The Join-In Jamboree. Last night, many gathered at Camp Oakley just outside Burrell Boom Village, Belize District for the launch. According to the Camp …
Teaching care for human trafficking victims
Human Trafficking and Human Smuggling – these are crimes becoming more talked about and investigated. With the increase in awareness, it is important for health workers to be able to not only identify suspected human trafficking victims but also to know how to provide care for them …
Former Building Poslow to be Renamed
Following the protest that occurred earlier this week, the Belize City House of Culture and Downtown Rejuvenation Project announced that they will be having a competition to determine the new building’s name. The idea to keep the Paslow name received a lot of negative responses, hence the call for suggestions …
Scouts adopt SDGs
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) was adopted by almost two hundred countries, which form part of the United Nations, at a three-day summit. The summit was held at the United Nations Headquarters located in New York City in September 2015. The seventeen goals include: eliminating poverty and hunger …
Man Sentenced for Killing His Sister
A man with mental health issues was sentenced to the Belize Central Prison for twenty five years. 28-year-old, Elijah Burke, who was diagnosed with mental and behavioural psychosis, pled guilty of killing his sister, Julian Burke. Elijah was before Justice Marilyn Williams today in court for sentencing, represented by Attorney Darrell Bradley …
Man granted bail after assaulting girlfriend and sister-in-law
A man was granted bail after he allegedly assaulted his girlfriend and caused serious injuries to the girlfriend’s sister. According to 26-year-old, Yasmeen Young, sometime after 5pm on July 18, her sister, Jayelle Young, was talking to her boyfriend, Trevor Brown (GF ASSAULT VO) when all of a sudden, she heard her screaming …
Scouts Association holds Join-in Jamboree
The Scouts Association of Belize remains active in the country with various activities and initiatives geared at engaging young people. One of those activities officially opened last night and is dubbed, The Join-In Jamboree …
Breaking Belize News
Competition launched to name site in Belize City
Today, the Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation, through the Belize City House of Culture […]
Belizean makes strides in CDU Policy paper competition
The Caribbean Young Democrat Union (CYDU) and its executive congratulates Anazette Olivera General Secretary of […]
Family of 5 injured in traffic accident transported to KHMH
A family of 5 were injured in a traffic accident this morning. Panlo Rash was […]
Progresso Heights case against “Sedi” Elrington headed to court next week
The civil case between the real estate company Progresso Heights and Wilfred “Sedi” Elrington will […]
Dengue Fever outbreak! Over 600 cases reported
The Ministry of Health (MOH) is working aggressively to contain an outbreak of dengue fever […]
Where in the world is Gaspar Vega?
Orange Walk North area representative and former Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Natural Resources, […]
Lake-I minors caught bullying on video charged with common assault
Authorities have charged two minors from Lake Independence, Belize city with ‘common assault’ and ‘harm’. […]
Guatemalan President appeals court ruling on immigration deal with the United States
Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales has appealed his country’s constitutional court decision to bar his government […]
Ministry of Foreign Affairs lodges strong protest to Guatemalan government
The Ministry of National Security today informed that it has reported to the Ministry of […]
Five injured – 2 adults, 3 kids – in traffic accident near Dangriga
There was a road traffic accident this morning about three miles outside of Dangriga town. […]
Digi opens new signature store at Mirab!
Digicell Belize has opened its new signature store at Mirab in Belize City. The store […]
Biscayne fisherman fined $2,000 for hicatee offense
Four hicatees (Central American river turtle) was one too many for 30-year-old James Seguro, fisherman-farmer […]
BDF intervenes in Sarstoon showdown over BTV trip
According to leader of the Belize Territorial Volunteers (BTV), Wil Maheia, a timely intervention by the […]
BTB Digital Marketing Summit 2019
This July 19th, 2019, the Belize Tourism Board held its 5th Digital Marketing Summit at the Best Western Plus in Belize City. The annual event, which counts with the attendance of a variety of industry members—from luxury resorts to bed & breakfasts, came together to learn about the latest trends and secrets in the digital marketing arena and how to implement aggressive strategies in today’s competitive and ever-changing market.
The event featured a varied set of panel discussions that addressed the current state of digital marketing and plans looking ahead to the future. Highlighted topics included Social Media, Influencer Marketing, Digital Marketing, and Brand Strategy.
BIKING AROUND PLACENCIA BELIZE, 6min. We spent the afternoon biking around the 18-mile peninsula of Placencia in Belize. We found the perfect place to watch the sunset, stopped the town's above-ground cemetery, and found a lunch spot with a name that tempted Way's tastebuds.
Placencia has long stretches of stunning white sand beaches and heavy mangroves surrounded by the beautiful turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea.
The Ministry of Health - recautionary measures to avoid contracting Dengue, 45min. The Ministry of Health wants to help you take precautionary measures to avoid contracting Dengue. There is an outbreak in cases in Central America and the Caribbean Region so the team is providing information for residents to prevent cases in their areas. They talked about how you can keep your home free from Dengue and discussed the national response system and how it's preparing for any eventualities. On our couch:
Dr. Karl Jones - General Practitioner.
Kim Bautista - Chief Operations, Vector Control Unit.
Lorna Perez - Statistical Officer, Epidemiology Unit.
The National Garifuna Council (NGC) - 4th Annual Black, White and Yellow Gala, 22min. The National Garifuna Council (NGC) representatives were our guest to promote the 4th Annual Black, White and Yellow Gala. The intent is to raise funds for the NGC to continue its work of promoting and educating about the culture of the Garinagu. They are also endeavoring to teach interested persons how to make cassava bread. We talked with them about all they have planned to share the culture. On our couch:
Sandra Miranda - National President, NGC.
Dr. Gwen Nunez - President, Belmopan Branch NGC.
Talk Ah Di Town July 25, 2019, 35min.
MY FATHER BELIZE - TRAILER, 1.5min. A US born Belizean man travels to Belize to scatter the ashes of his deceased father, only to discover that he himself conceived a son during a past visit to the country. He must now face his own conflicted feelings about fatherhood caused by the estranged relationship he had with the man who gave him life.
Starring: Arlen Escarpeta, Roger Guenveur Smith, Kisha Sierra, Kerby Garcia, Kodie Tucker, Ruth Turner, and Evelynn Daniela Logan Sierra
Belize Study Abroad - IZE Documentary, 30min. Documentary film about IZE (International Zoological Expeditions) by Duarte Dellarole
Diving Ambergris Caye Belize with White Sands Dive Shop, 2.5min. Dolphins at play
PRO FC 2 - Island Takeover, 3.5hr. 2:35:00 fight of the night... Bryce making a statement by having the first pro fc belt stay in Belize and was looking forward to the first Pro mma match but it didnt happen. From prelims to mainshow Male and female matches, it was all great!
Eco-museum coming along great!, 1/2min. Over the last week we been receiving lots of media coverage about our new construction site where the Paslow once stood; however, we would like to share some of the other projects in the works and nearing completion. These projects along with the new building at the corner of North Front and Queen Streets will soon become apart of our new Eco-museum located in downtown Belize City.