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The San Pedro Sun

Wolfe’s Woofer: The Wake
“I’ll probably be at Don Beto’s wake all night,” I told Sherry. My friend, old Señor Norberto Duarte had passed away while he was with his family in Cancun. The family brought him home and tonight the wake was to celebrate his life before the next day’s funeral. “I never understood why he was in Cancun,” Sherry said. “Was he seeing a doctor in Mexico?” “No. Nothing like that. He never went out of his house anymore and his kids thought it would be a treat to take him out to get some sun and breeze at a Cancun resort.” “Hey, Don Dennis—over here,” someone called, when I reached the Duarte’s house for the wake.

Doctor Love: Challenges of Long Distance Relationships
Dear Doctor Love, I have been in a long-distance relationship with a man for three years. Until six months ago we talked or emailed almost every day and he planned to sell his house in Canada and join me in San Pedro. I visited him a couple times a year and he’s come to Belize many times. We had plans to spend the rest of our lives together once he retired, which was to be this year. In the last six months it seems as though everything is falling apart. He can’t sell his house because the market in his area has taken a downturn. He says he is concerned about retiring because he loves his job. He’s self-employed, and without work he’ll have nothing to do.

Ambergris Today

Becky G Makes Things Right With Super Concert At Costa Maya
Becky G’s arrival to San Pedro was not what fan’s expected; she came on a yacht due to her fear of flying and the crowd on the beach that waited for a glimpse of her were disappointed when they did not get an opportunity to see her. But Becky G showed the people of San Pedro what a sweetheart she is during her performance at the Costa Maya Festival on Saturday, July 27, 2019. Becky G fans and concert goers were delighted with her performance at the Costa Maya Festival as she presented her top songs during a show that lasted about an hour. She expressed how delighted she was to be in Belize and thanked everyone for their support. Accompanied on stage with an energetic dance troupe, the concert was a complete package of lights, music and high-energy performances. Becky G was the highlight of other top performances from various Belizean artists Denise Castillo, Deja and TR Shine and Alma Caribbean from Mexico.

Various Belizean Sources

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Team El Pescador wins 2019 Silver Scales Fly Fishing Tournament
Congratulations to Team El Pescador, winners of the 2019 Silver Scales Fly Fishing Tournament held in Xcalak, Quintana Roo, Mexico over the weekend. Led by brothers Luis and Cesar Acosta, and accompanied by Jose Efrain Gomez Perez of Xcalak, Team El Pescador took the big win this year!

KAYA CATTOUSE WINS FINAL DAY USA INTELEGENSIA CUP!
Cycling super star Kaya Cattouse was number 1 on the tenth and final day of the Intelligensia Cup in Chicago. She previously took the podium 2nd and 3rd place throughout the 10 day race. Kaya won the Belize Cross Country classic earlier this year. Congratulations to our Sports Ambassador Kaya Cattouse!

Beck G Live Concert at Costa Maya Festival 2019
Photos by Jose Luis Zapata Photography.

The Reporter

Dangriga Murder Victim Identified
The woman who was killed during a dispute at her house in Dangriga this morning has been identified as Geraldine Flowers, 41. Reports are that she was at home in the New Site area sometime before 6:00 a.m., when her ex-boyfriend showed up and the two got into a dispute.

Man Collapses, Dies During Coast Guard Training
A man from Libertad Village, Corozal is dead after he suddenly collapsed upon finishing the first of three stages of a recruitment exercise held by the Belize Coast Guard Service this morning.

Woman Dead, Man Wounded Following Stabbing in Dangriga
Police have confirmed that a woman was fatally stabbed in Dangriga and that a second victim, a man, also suffered stab wounds and is in a stable condition at the Southern Regional Hospital.

Breaking Belize NewsPJ

Freak storm reported in Punta Gorda
A freak storm is reported to have occurred tonight in Punta Gorda. Information sent to […]

Georgeville elects new PUP village council
In a major upset to the present UDP administration, newcomer to politics and PUP standard […]

UDP wins 3 of 5 battleground villages in Cayo
Today the United Democratic Party (UDP) emerged victorious in 3 of 5 villages battleground villages […]

Man shot in Belize City
A short while ago a man was shot on Vernon Street in Belize City. Police […]

Multiple fatalities in road traffic accident on Philip Goldson Highway
There was a fatal road traffic accident this evening near Mile 7 on the Philip Goldson […]

Costa Maya headliner Becky G apologizes for treatment of Belizean fans
Following complaints of mistreatment of her fans on arriving in San Pedro Town, Ambergris Caye, […]

Political parties battle it out at village council elections
The final rounds of village council elections are underway in Bullet Tree, Georgeville, Ontario, and Santa […]

Drugs found in Orange Walk
Shortly after midday yesterday, police conducted a search on the outskirts of San Pablo Village […]

Men robbed at gun point while fishing
Two men on a fishing trip were robbed at gun point yesterday. They are Abram […]

Woman murdered in Dangriga
Our newsroom has confirmed reports of a woman killed and a man critically injured. The […]

Blogs

Grand Opening of Big Willy's Burger Spot
Looking for Brand new place in Corozal? BIG WILLY'S BURGER SPOT will be opening their doors to the public, on August 1, 2019, on 1st Street North next to Speedy Loan. Come and enjoy Burgers and Wings, Nachos and more with us

2019 Miss Indepence Corozal Pageant
Mark your calendars, Miss Independence Corozal will be held on the 24th of August 2019. We proudly present the most prestigious and anticipated event of the September Celebrations calendar -The Miss Independence Pageant. Come witness an event like never before. A show with beauty, elegance, and style. Come and witness who will be crowned the new Miss Independence 2019-2020. On Friday August 2nd, 2019 we will be having our Sashing Ceremony, inside the Patio lounge at 8pm.

International Sourcesizz

The Biggest Heist in American History: Exposing the Kingston Group’s Nefarious Activities
Buying an LA mansion with your stolen tax dollars is pretty much a cliche at this point. But buying properties in Turkey and Belize?? What’s going on there? Tuck that question in the back of your mind, moving forward, because, as our first article tells us… there’s another man charged in all of this. Thus far, everyone who plead guilty to all this has been a member of the Kingston clan… but this guy… This is where things get really interesting.

Minister Bartlett Urges Collective Regional Response to Curtail Growing Sargassum Threats
Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, says a strong collective regional effort is needed to curtail the rapidly growing threats posed by the influx of sargassum seaweed in the Caribbean. Among the interventions he is proposing, is the development of a comprehensive scientific initiative to devise the most efficient way to collect sargassum in the open sea without harming the ecosystem. He was speaking at a regional roundtable forum at the University of the West Indies Regional Headquarters in St. Andrew on Friday (July 26), under the theme: ‘Sargassum and the Caribbean: Resilience, Innovation and Solutions’.

Belizean visitors down since Mexico implements new visa rules
Now that residents of Belize have to apply to enter Mexico, the Belizian consul in the state’s capital city of Chetumal says visitors from the neighboring country have decreased by 30 percent. Luis Montero, consul of Belize in Chetumal, says that now that the Mexican government requires Belize residents to apply for visas to enter the country, Belizean tourism to the city of Chetumal has seen a sharp decrease. While he agrees that Mexico has every right to impose immigration control measures, the process is incredibly slow, inhibiting tourism, saying that on average, only 25 visitor visas are granted per day. He says due to this slow process, Belize residents can wait up to three months to visit the state of Quintana Roo.

A Photographer's Vision Of The Magical Masks Of Mexico
A mask can be as revealing as concealing. "To masque the face" is "t'unmasque the mind," English novelist Henry Field tells us. There are masks and costumes so powerful they obliterate the wearer's personality and change him or her into another being entirely. The ceremonial mask, suggests Herbert M. Cole, professor emeritus of African art history at University of California, Santa Barbara, allows the wearer to truly say: "I am not myself." For more than 30 years, Phyllis Galembo has been fascinated by masks and costumes and photographed them in countries from Benin to Zambia. Most recently, she has turned her lens on Mexico. Her newly published book Mexico Masks/Rituals (Radius Books/D.A.P.) restores the mask — and the political, cultural, religious and social messages it can telegraph — from tourist commodity to its role as an artifact of ritual and celebration.

Videos

  • Black and White Restaurant in San Pedro, 17min.

  • At another spot on the list of things to do while on San Pedro the team stopped in to see what's good at The Truck Stop, 9min.

  • LOVE FM Food Tour of San Pedro, videos , min. Love is Everywhere. Karen and Jorge are in San Pedro this weekend and they'll be showing you ten fun things to do on the island. Karen and Jorge are on a San Pedro food tour.

  • Lalo Espana, 4min. Lalo Espana has been one of the best Spanish Speaking comedian to come to Belize. Just like his TV show, tonight’s performance was excellent. Lalo has the crowd laughing and I love it. Thank you Costa Maya for bring back the Comedy Night. This year was certainly one of the best Costa Maya I have seen in some time. There are room for improvement but overall, it was one of the best! Started with a bang and ended with a bang!

  • Xunantunich Mayan Ruin Site in Belize, Central America, 13min.

  • Family Vacation to Hopkins, Belize, 33min. Every 5 years, my family takes a trip. This year we went to Hopkins, Belize. We went snorkeling, explored caves, toured ruins, fished, sailed, ate chocolate, and did so much more. Enjoy!

  • Our Wedding in Belize, 4.5min. Martha Ruiz married Tim Wilson on a beautiful beach in the Caribbean at Villa Rising Sun in Hopkins, Belize. This is a tribute to their celebration of marriage.

  • BECKY G arrival to san pedro belize with DJ DEBBIE, 7min.

  • Scuba Dive Belize Blue Hole 2013, 2.5min. Scuba dive the Belize Blue Hole with the Wander World crew of 2013...

  • Renting a car and driving in Belize 2019, 11min. Driving, renting a car, things to see, advice for traveling Belize.