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The San Pedro Sun

2019 Kids in Action Youth Scuba Summer Camp certifies 38 new divers
Ambergris Caye has 38 newly certified divers thanks to the annual two-week program via the Kids in Action Youth Scuba Summer Camp. Organized by the San Pedro Tour Operators Association (SPTOA) in collaboration with the San Pedro Tourist Guide Association (SPTGA), the camp aims to teach and certify children in diving so they can better appreciate the natural marine resources surrounding Ambergris Caye. For the first week of the camp, from Monday, July 15th to Saturday, July 17th, the children were engaged in educational sessions from 5PM to 7PM at the San Pedro High School (SPHS). Facilitated by SPTGA President and organizer of the summer camp Everette Anderson, SPTGA President Billy Leslie, and Enes Ramirez from Belize Diving Adventures, children learned the theoretical part of diving and the importance of doing it properly.

National Song Competition’s Online Voting Begins Monday 29 July at 8:00 PM
The National Song Competition has completed the primary phase of the competition, all entries submitted have been reviewed by a panel of judges and the Semi-finalists have been chosen. This year’s competition will feature 5 Junior entries, 7 Carnival Song Seniors and 7 Belize Song Senior Finalists. The Finalists will now move on to the second phase where they are required to perform their song accompanied by a live band, in front of the judges and a live audience, at the Corozal Civic Center on August the 10th starting at 8:00PM.

Ambergris Today

Extended Draught Warning For Belize
According to Barbados-based Caribbean Climate Outlook Forum (CariCOF) many Caribbean countries including Belize could see a deficit in rainfall this year and into 2020. There latest outlook newsletter (Aug-Oct) states that rainfall will continue to increase across the region augmenting water resources. It is likely that parts of Belize, particularly in the northwest, can still have concerns over short term drought that can impact agricultural production and small rivers, streams and ponds.

Dengue Outbreak In Belize
Belize is reporting an outbreak of dengue along with several other Central American countries. According to reports there are more cases this year compared to last year, as much as twenty more times. According to Belize’s Ministry of Health Surviellance Officer, Mrs. Lorna Perez, the record number of laboratory confirmed cases are just over 600 compared to 300 for last year. There are sixteen confirmed cases of severe dengue where patients have been hospitalized but none have been fatal so far.

Various Belizean Sources

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Pan D Joy Ride Chronixx Concert Cruise Bash
THIS SATURDAY LAST CHANCE TO GET YOUR TICKETS Onboard Djs : Dj Patron and Dj Bigz. ( TICKETS SELLING QUICK ) Dj Patron or inbox Ruan Patrón Nunez.

SUGAR CANE CROP 2018-2019
The Belize Sugar Cane Farmers Association would like to congratulate all its member farmers and all sugar cane farmers who worked arduously for the past seven months to ensure that the crop year 2018-2019 was a fruitful one. We acknowledge the work of all the farmers, cane cutters, truck drivers, crab drivers, harvesting group leaders, directors, zone managers, associations’ personnel, and all their supportive families, wives, husbands and children; for all are important actors that make our sugar industry resilient despite all the different factors that have made the production of sugar cane a challenge for our farmers. We also acknowledge the role of the sugar industry regulators and technical support, and the factory who also have an important role in making the sugar industry function and ensuring our sugar is sold. Farmers worked hard to deliver quality cane to the factory which has translated in a record high of sugar produced and for this we must congratulate all farmers.

Belize Natural Energy Donates to the Belize Youth Challenge Program
Belize Natural Energy (BNE) today, July 30th, donated a Toyota Hilux pickup from its fleet, complete with one-year full servicing to the Belize Youth Challenge Program (BYC). The handing over of the keys and vehicle certificate was done by CEO of BNE, Mr. Marlow Neal, to CEO of the Ministry of National Security, Mr. Felix Enriquez. On hand to receive the donation was Captain Ivan Locario, Deputy Commandant of the BYC. CEO Neal commented that they are very impressed with the way the BYC Program is run and as such, they are happy to be able to assist in the efforts to uplift the lives of the young men who have volunteered to take the challenge.

Special Investigation Team Submits Conclusion on Death of Alyson Major
The Ministry of National Security informs that the preliminary investigation into the shooting incident that caused the death of Alyson Major has concluded. On the directive of the Director of Public Prosecutions, Cpl. Kent Martinez is being charged for manslaughter by negligence. The Ministry thanks the Special Investigation Team for their swift work and reiterates its commitment to ensuring that police officers act appropriately towards the public they are sworn to serve.

Corozal Kick Off September Celebration
Advanced Sale Tickets still available at the Corozal Library, Corozal Town Council, and Corozal Civic Center.

Two power outages scheduled on Sunday, August 4 to affect different areas of Belize City as follows
6:00am to 2:00pm Magazine Road, Vernon, Ebony and Johnson Streets; East Collect Canal, Mosul, Baghdad and Orange Streets; West Canal; King, Church, Bishop and Albert Streets; Regent and Regent Street West; Cockburn Lane, Dean and South Streets; Wilson Street, Kelly Street, Freetown Road, Simon Lamb Street, St. Joseph Street from Heusner Crescent to Baymen Avenue, Baymen Avenue from St. Joseph Street to Princess Margaret Drive intersection, East Africa Street, Calle al Mar, 2nd Street, 9th Street, 14th Street, 3rd Street, Barrack Road...

Dance for Hope
The Gilharry 7 and Supa G will be performing this Saturday at the Dance for Hope, a fundraiser for Leopoldo Arguelles. Tandoor is hosting the event, and they'll have raffles throughout the night. All the proceeds will go towards Leo's medical expenses.

CCV Notice: Service Interruption late tonight
CCV Notice: Service Interruption scheduled for both Cable TV & Internet from 11:30 PM (Jul 31) to 4:30 AM (Aug 1) due to necessary maintenance. Thanks.

Channel 7

Police Corporal To Be Charged For Manslaughter, Not Murder
A police corporal will be charged for the manslaughter of Allyson Major. A press release from the Ministry of National Security this afternoon said, quote: the preliminary investigation into the shooting incident that caused the death of Alyson Major has concluded. On the directive of the Director of Public Prosecutions, Cpl. Kent Martinez is being charged for manslaughter by negligence. The Ministry thanks the Special Investigation Team for their swift work and reiterates its commitment to ensuring that police officers act appropriately towards the public they are sworn to serve." End quote.

Wanted Man Apprehended, Charged for Vendor's Murder
One week ago, police put out a wanted poster for Emmerson Garnett. Police said that he was wanted for the murder of clothing vendor, 53 year old Jose Hilario Diaz. Well, the 28 year old Freetown Road resident was caught and today he was charged with Diaz's murder. Chief Magistrate, Sharon Fraser remanded him until September 30.

Police Take The Stand in Mason Trial
On last night's newscast, we told you about the latest developments in the murder trial of William "Danny" Mason, and his 4 co-defendants, Ashton Vanegas, Keiron Fernandez, Terrence Fernandez, and Ernest Castillo. DPP Cheryl-Lynn Vidal and her team are trying to convince Justice Antoinette Moore that they were responsible for the July 2016 murder of Pastor Lewellyn Lucas, who was beheaded. Yesterday's testimony came from 2 BTL expert witnesses who testified that they had to comply with a court order from the Chief Justice to hand over the phone records for 4 cellular phone numbers, including the business number for William Mason, and the personal number which belonged to Pastor Lucas.

What Will New Police Recruits Learn?
In the next few weeks, 190 new police recruits are going into the Police Training Academy in Belmopan. They were chosen from as many as two thousand applicants who recently took an admission exam. But, what will they learn there, and will it be enough? Typically, intakes of recruits spend three to six months in the Academy - and from what we've seen of police performance in public, it's really not enough to create a culture of professionalism. That's why we got alarmed when the Commissioner said that this intake would only spend three months(!) at the academy. He explained that he wants them to learn in the field:...

Businessman Loses 40K In Armed Robbery
A businessman from Caye Caulker was robbed yesterday of nearly $40,000 in jewelry, cash, and other personal belongings. Steven Arnold, a businessman living on Front Street on the island reported to police that at around 2:30 p.m. yesterday, he was in front of a shop on Faux Avenue when he was approached by 2 men. One of them was armed with a .38 revolver, and that man held him up. They then robbed him of all his jewelry, valued at $36,000, as well as $2,500 in cash.

Counting Queen Conch
Representatives from 6 of the Top conch producing countries in the Caribbean and Central America including Belize met at the Biltmore to talk about sustainable queen conch harvesting. Countries like Honduras, Nicaragua, Columbia are members of the Western Central Atlantic Fisheries Commission and the main focus of this workshop is to develop a standardized queen conch monitoring system. We dropped by to find out more. Mauro Gongora, Fisheries Officer: "This is a regional workshop that is being organized by the Western Central Atlantic Fisheries Commission of the food and agriculture commission, Belize Fisheries Department is the organization that is executing this workshop."

Coastal Resources For Economic Growth
While the fisheries department is working specifically on queen conch management, the UK and Belize governments are working on a holistic plan to further develop Belize's coastal and marine resources to stimulate economic growth. The Belize Coastal Zone Management and Institute will be hosting a series of meetings with the office of the British High Commissioner to discuss all the details of this master plan. Here is more from yesterday's meeting.

Burglar Attacked Sleeping Woman
Police from Dangriga are investigating an incident where a burglar broke into a woman's house and allegedly attacked her while she was asleep. Ninnette Bernardez, a resident of Plaintain Street, reported that sometime after 11 last night, she was asleep when a man broke into her house, entered her room, and choked her.

A Caye Summer Camp With A Strong Community Component
We've covered all kins of summer camps this year - but then next one we're going to tell you about is one of the most special we've seen. The Kids in Action camp is held in San Pedro, annually since 2006, and it is sponsored principally by the San Pedro tour Guide, and the San Pedro Tour Operators Association - with a whole lot of community support. But this camp is not just summer fun. Instead it offers 30 teens and pre-teens the opportunity to learn employable skills which are in high demand on the island. They can leave the camp as certified divers or fly fishing guides.

Learning to Drive in a New Hilux
The Belize Youth Challenge cadets have a new whip to learn to drive in. Today the Belize Natural Energy handed over the keys to a Toyota Hilux pickup to CEO in the National Security Felix Enriquez. On hand to receive the donation was the Deputy Commandant of the BYC, Captain Ivan Locario. In a press release it says the vehicle will be used primarily to provide driving lessons to the cadets as part of their skills training and as an admin vehicle for the instructors. The Youth Challenge opened its door in October 2017 as a joint endeavor between the Ministry of National Security and the Ministry of Human Development, Social Transformation and Poverty Alleviation.

Both PUP and UDP Claim Village Council Dominance
The village council elections finished over the past weekend in Cayo - and both the PUP and the UDP are claiming to have won a majority of the more than one thousand available seats. Now, the thing is, village councils are not supposed to be overtly political - and many times, persons who may be loyal to the blue or red run as independents on mixed slates. This is due to family and community ties in those villages, which sometimes transcend political tribalism.

Muta Returns!
Reggae dub poet Mutabaruka arrived in Belize today as part of the UBAD Educational Foundations activities to honor emancipation Day. The conscious dub poet declined interviews at the airport. We note that he last visited 25 years ago in May of 1994 and 7news was there as this archival footage shows. This time, as last, he traveled without shoes.

Channel 5

Cpl. Kent Martinez Is Being Charged With Manslaughter by Negligence for Allyson Major’s Death
The Ministry of National Security confirmed that Corporal Kent Martinez is the police officer who killed thirty-six-year-old Allyson Major Junior on July sixteenth. Fourteen days after he was fatally shot, [...]

Investigation Officer Takes the Stand in Belmopan Murder Trial
As the trial of William “Danny” Mason and four other accused men continues in the Supreme Court, an investigating officer took the stand today. The officer testified as to how [...]

Sedi Explains Genesis of Progresso Heights Dispute
The case against Pickstock Area Representative Wilfred ‘Sedi’ Elrington which is presently before Justice Courtney Abel resumes on Wednesday in the Supreme Court.  The Foreign Minister is being sued by [...]

Sedi Clears the Air on Allegations Against Him
Both parties were called before the court on July twenty-fourth, but Elrington was a no-show.  The minister said he was sick and submitted a medical certificate.  Notwithstanding his illness, Elrington [...]

Is Progresso Heights Director Receiving Death Threats?
An interesting revelation coming from our one-on-one with Elrington is that the director of Progresso Heights believes that his life is in danger should he return to Belize and testify [...]

Rodwell Arzu on the Lam After Allegedly Killing Ex-Girlfriend in Griga
Rodwell Arzu, the man accused of killing his ex-girlfriend before stabbing and shooting her relative at her residence in Dangriga, remains on the lam.  The thirty-six-year-old has a history of [...]

Three Weeks After Still No Arrest for Yanira Novelo’s Murder
Police have yet to capture the culprit who cold-heartedly and viciously murdered the twenty-three-year-old mother of three, Yanira Novelo. It has been three weeks since her body was discovered in [...]

Land Issue heats up in La Gracia; farmers claim political victimization
If you’ll recall, last week we reported that a land issue was brewing in a small farming community located behind Spanish Lookout, Cayo District. Well, that issue is heating up; [...]

Foreign Minister Elrington Addresses Latest Sarstoon Incident
The recent incident on the Sarstoon River involving the Guatemalan Armed Forces, the B.D.F. and a civilian team led by the Belize Territorial Volunteers has raised the ire of many.  [...]

Sedi Says Friction With Guatemala at Sarstoon is Grave Infraction of Rights
With the constant disruption of what ought to be the free flow of civilian traffic upriver, notwithstanding the area being under dispute, doesn’t it require the intervention of the I.C.J. [...]

Freetown Resident Charged with Murder
Police have cracked the murder of a Belize City businessman, Jose Hilario Diaz, and have charged another individual.  Diaz was gunned down at his store on Cemetery Road on July [...]

Palacio Pleads Guilty to Possession of a Controlled Drug
Also in the court was BiJay Palacio who was today fined for possession of a controlled drug. Before he pleaded guilty, Chief Magistrate Sharon Fraser made it clear to him [...]

Man steals scratch tickets; can you identify him?
If you logged on to Facebook late this evening, it is likely that you may have come across the video of a man stealing Scratch and Win tickets. The ten [...]

Coalition for Sustainable Fisheries Launches Ban Gillnets Campaign
A group of commercial fishermen are leading the charge to ban gillnets across the country.  They say there are damaging effects of this indiscriminate practice to fish stocks and as [...]

Coalition Says No Agenda Other Than to Save Belize’s Fisheries
The Coalition recently presented a formal proposal to government calling for an end to all gillnet fishing in Belizean waters, following a one-year phase-out period.  The proposal includes a commitment [...]

Belize’s Maritime Economy Plan Underway
A maritime economy plan is being developed for the country through a partnership between the Belize Coastal Zone Management Authority and Institute and the United Kingdom’s Commonwealth Marine Economies Programme. [...]

ComPol Williams Says Number of Sick Leave Applicants Remains Steady
Following the police promotion process, reports from within the Belize Police Department began to emerge to the effect that officers who were not happy began reporting to work sick. The [...]

190 Police Recruit to Undergo Training
In July, Close to two thousands hopefuls say the police recruitment exam. One hundred and ninety potential police officers were selected to be part of this year’s police recruitment process. [...]

KTV the Remix Season III; Singers to take on Disco
KTV, the Remix is back tonight at the Bliss and you can expect lots of surprises, plenty fun and laughter. So far you have heard different genres of music, this [...]

National Song Competition’s People’s Choice Award Online Voting Opens
This year’s National Song Competition has completed the primary phase as all entries have been submitted and reviewed by a panel of judges. This year’s competition will feature five Junior [...]

Amandala

4 die in horrific accident on Philip Goldson
Shortly before 7:00 p.m. yesterday, Sunday, a white Toyota car was involved in a massive accident on the Philip Goldson Highway between Mile 6 and 7. The driver reportedly lost control of the small Camry, which careened out of control before it tore down a concrete lamppost and broke in two. The vehicle’s occupants were flung out onto the highway and in the nearby bushes. The Sunday evening traffic came to a stop as bodies and debris littered the highway.

Geraldine Flowers, 41, murdered by abusive boyfriend
Geraldine Flowers, 41, a caregiver of Dangriga, originally from Mahogany Heights, Belize District, who had been enduring an abusive relationship with her boyfriend, Rodwell Arzu, 38, a laborer of Independence, was shot to death at about 6:00 yesterday morning. Flowers’ family told us that she got the restraining order for Arzu, but he held on to a key to her house, and kept her cell phone.

Elijah Burke, 27, gets 20 years for killing his sister
Sororicide is the act of killing one’s sister: It is a rare kind of murder, but it happens from time to time, and in Belize, there was such an incident in March 2017. Police arrested and charged a man, who apparently had mental issues, with the murder of his sister. This past January, Elijah Burke, 27, was scheduled to go on trial for the murder of Julian Burke, 28, his sister. He admitted, in a caution statement that he gave to Inspector Wilfredo Ferrufino, that he chopped her to death on the night of Sunday, March 27, 2017.

Brigel Teck, 31, dies trying to be a member of the Belize Coast Guard
Brigel Teck, 31, a father of two from Libertad in the Corozal District, died while trying his best to join the ranks of the Belize Coast Guard. He and others aspiring to join the Coast Guard had just undertaken a 200-yard swimming test that is a primary requirement for those who wish to join the unit, when he suffered cramps. Deputy Coast Guard Commandant Elton Bennett said that Teck had just completed the first entry test, which was the 200-yard swimming test and was walking towards the ambulance when he collapsed and the paramedics who were at the scene immediately rushed to help him and immediately administered Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) to him.

British soldier sentenced to 5 years for traffic accident which killed man in Belize
A British soldier who was out drinking and ended up accidentally reversing a Ford F-150 pickup truck into a group of people, which caused one man to lose his life, was sentenced to serve 5 years in prison, after a military court found him responsible for causing the accident. The case against Sergeant Lee Humphreys, 44, of the 32nd Regiment, Royal Artillery, was partially heard in Belize and the UK, where it ended with a guilty verdict against the veteran, who had served in the British Army for 18 years, before the accident in Belize.

Northern San Pedro gets a new Coast Guard FOB
A new Coast Guard forward operations base was inaugurated today in Bacalar Chico, Northern San Pedro, about a mile from our northern border with Mexico. The new FOB will make it possible for the Coast Guard to address crimes in the sea in the area. The base was built by the Government of Belize at a cost of about $200,000. In his address during the inauguration of the base, Minister of National Security, Hon. John Saldivar, told the media and attendees that Northern San Pedro is a high-crime area..

PLB 2019-2020 Opening Season kicks off; Bandits host Saprissa in Concacaf League
This past weekend saw Week 1 games in the Premier League of Belize (PLB) 2019-2020 Opening Season, and it promises to be another intensely competitive season, as there were no lopsided scores, the widest margin being the 2-goal win for the last Opening Season champion and current Concacaf representative, Bandits Sport, over the the recent Closing Season champion, San Pedro Pirates FC. The victory should be a confidence boost for the Bandits, who on Wednesday will host Costa Rica’s Deportivo Saprissa at the Isidoro Beaton Stadium in the preliminary round of the Concacaf League 2019 eliminations for the Champions League.

National Over-40 football reg. season completed; playoff semifinals this weekend
The last remaining back match in the National Over-40 Football Tournament 2019 was played on Saturday night at the Norman Broaster Stadium in San Ignacio, where Golden Eagles FC Veterans from Independence came away with a 4-2 victory over Real Verdes Veterans, to clinch the final spot in the Over-40 playoffs. With a playoff spot on the line going into Saturday’s back match, the visiting Golden Eagles sported a 1 point lead (12 points to 11 for Real Verdes); so only a draw was needed for Golden Eagles to secure the playoff berth, while Real Verdes needed a victory to see post season action.

Eagles U-20 Basketball Club hosts 6th Annual Basketball Summer Camp at Rogers Stadium
The Eagles U-20 Basketball Club is hosting its sixth year’s Basketball Summer Camp for boys and girls, 7 – 14 years young, at the Rogers Stadium basketball court from August 5 to 16, Monday to Friday at 8:30 a.m. to 12-noon. The coach will be Mr. Keith Mahler. School bags, books, pens, pencils and rulers will be given out on Friday, August 16, to the kids that attend the two weeks of the camp.

Mundialito Week 4 results, and Mayor’s Cup Finals in Dangriga
– The Stann Creek Football Association (SCFA) hosted football games on Friday night – Smart U-13 Mundialito; and on Sunday afternoon, the Dangriga Mayor’s Cup Finals at the Carl Ramos Stadium, followed by the awards ceremony. SCFA Smart U-13 Mundialito Three games were played on Friday night in Week 4 of the SCFA Smart U-13 Mundialito.

Editorial: Remembering Emancipation Day: Hoping for a Better Future
August 1, 1834, marked the end of slavery in Belize and the Caribbean and in some countries August 1 is observed as a national holiday. All across the Caribbean— in Barbados, Trinidad and Tobago, Jamaica, Dominica, Grenada, all the islands — there will be tributes to our ancestors, church services, and street processions to observe the end of this very dark period in our history. In Belize, the UEF (UBAD Educational Foundation), under its chairperson, Ms. Yaya Marin Coleman, observes the day with a symbolic boat launch in memory of our ancestors’ forced crossing of the Atlantic, and speeches.

Revenge porn conviction in Jamaica, while our legislation languishes
Some heartening news out of Jamaica last week was that that country had successfully prosecuted a case of revenge porn and the twisted person who perpetrated the crime is now awaiting his sentence from the court. It could be severe. A story in the Jamaica Gleaner (published August 30, 2018 in that newspaper’s online version), stated that a 25-year-old man had been found guilty of the crime, and had felt the hammer of the law.

Kremandala recalls two great men
Today would have been the birthday of Belize’s national hero, Hon. Philip Stanley Wilberforce Goldson, who was born in Belize City on July 25, 1923, and passed on October 3, 2001. One of the founder/leaders of the anti-colonial People’s United Party (PUP) in September of 1950, Mr. Goldson was charged, convicted and jailed for sedition by the British government authorities here in 1951. Along with Leigh Richardson, another PUP founder/leader, he served nine months in jail at the old Her Majesty’s Prison where the Central Bank building is now located.

CURFEW BRINGS FALSE SENSE OF SAFETY!
I know for a fact that no knee-jerk response or reaction to our current crime problem will bring resolution to the situation. I say this not because I want those taking these decision to fail, but because I want to warn them not to take steps that will fail on its own and to instead get other sectors to step in and help. Over 25 years ago, that is in 1994, the then minister of National Security Dean Oliver Barrow decided to tackle crimes with force rather than social infrastructure to help the disenfranchised and marginalized. By Amendment No. 28 of 1994 he amended the Crime Control and Criminal Justice Act CAP 102, Laws of Belize, to give himself the power to declare certain areas as hot spots. The law specifically stated:

Adar Awe, 41, dies in Hummingbird Highway accident
Adar Adad Awe, 41, a salesman of San Narciso Street, Orange Walk Town, was driving his SUV from Dangriga to Belmopan at about 7:30 last night when on his arrival at around Mile 35 on the Hummingbird Highway in front of the Hummingbird Hershey company, the vehicle suffered a front wheel blowout. Awe lost control of the vehicle, which flipped and overturned several times. Awe and his passenger, Dario Melendez, were thrown out of the car. He suffered massive head and body injuries and died almost immediately, while Melendez survived.

Police fire at tinted car; bullet misses Brandon Mejia’s head
Brandon Mejia, 23, of Jasmine Street, is lucky to be alive after a shot was fired by police through the back glass of his car; the bullet narrowly missed his head and went through his front windshield. Mejia stopped his car and got out to check himself, and that was when the police drove up and ordered him to put his hands up. They then charged him with reckless driving.

Roy Pott, 27, dies in freak accident
A freak accident that occurred in Carmelita at about 4:30 Saturday evening claimed the life of Roy Pott, 27, a laborer of Caledonia, Corozal District. Pott was working in an underground water reservoir that was being constructed in Carmelita when a portion of the reservoir collapsed on him, causing him to fall into the deep hole. Pott was retrieved from under the construction material, but he had suffered massive head and body injuries. He was rushed to the Northern Regional Hospital, but was declared dead on arrival.

After 5 weeks of village council elections, PUP say they have won more seats than UDP
Hundreds of seats needed to be filled to begin the new 3-year term of the village councils across the length and breadth of Belize, and the two main political parties fielded hundreds of village council candidates and prospective chairmen, as they went head to head, each fighting to come out on top. In the past, village council elections were hardly politicized, but in today’s world, politics have entered the village council electoral process, and the outcome of these elections is used as a barometer to measure a party’s popularity.

The Reporter

Special Investigation Team Findings – Shooting Of Allyson Major Jr.
In a release issued this afternoon (July 30th.), The Ministry of National Security “informs that the preliminary investigation into the shooting incident that caused the death of Alyson Major has concluded.

The Murder Investigation Of Yanira Novelo Takes Many Mysterious Twist & Turns
The bizarre circumstances about the murder of 23 year old Yanira Novelo and the stabbing of her young 4 year old son, who was found wondering on the San Lorenzo road in Orange Walk, and including the statements he made about “his mother being held captive on a farm”, has made many Belizeans wonder what kind of demons are in Belize , and why they would do such horrific crimes to innocent people, including young children.

Man Grabs Dozens Of Scratch-Off Tickets, On Camera
The Reporter is trying to get more information on this video sent to us moments ago. If you know the identity of this person who ‘stole’ these Scratch-off tickets from his neighborhood store, you are asked to call the nearest Police Station. Apparently they are looking for this fellow too – and we’re sure it’s not to provide an escort so he can collect his winnings if he strikes the $15,000 prize.

LOVE FM

Cane Farmers Unhappy about this Year’s Cane Season
This year’s sugar cane season has come to an end and as mentioned previously sugar productions have broken records. (SUGAR CANE VO) Despite this, the amount that the farmers receive per tonnes remains at a low of $45.80. As reported by the Belize Sugar Cane Farmers Association (BSCFA) this year’s results are bittersweet for farmers, …

June Crime at a High this Year
Statistics show that in month of June this year, crime has been significantly higher than that of June 2018. Yesterday, at the police press brief, the Commissioner of Police, Chester Williams, was able to give exact numbers. Commissioner of Police – Chester Williams: “The month of June we took a shellacking, that is the truth. …

Dengue cases on the rise
The Ministry of Health is working hard to contain an outbreak of dengue. The numbers recorded so far for this year have surpassed last year’s record. Doctor Marvin Manzanero, the Director of Health Services, said the last recorded death as a result of dengue occurred five years ago. Dr. Marvin Manzanero – Director of Health …

New Police Recruits to Undergo Training at Academy in Belmopan
As the Belize police force grows, new recruits will need to undergo training before they are able to join the department. This training will be held at the training academy, in Belmopan, and will commence sometime in August. ComPol, Chester Williams, said that the training will be a 3 month process, followed by 6 months …

Cop to be charged for the death of Allyson Major
The Ministry of National Security announced earlier today that The Special Investigation Team, which was put together to focus solely on the case of the death 36-year-old Allyson Major (MAJOR UP VO), submitted their conclusion. Based on the directive of the Director of Public Prosecutions, Corporal Kent Martinez will be charged with Manslaughter by Negligence. …

Police Officers Criticize Promotion Process
Many officers of the police force were recently promoted to Corporal, Sergeant or Inspectors earlier this year. As such the promotion process has seen a number of internal criticisms, claiming that it was unfair and bias. Chester Williams, Commissioner of Police, said that the promotion exam was conducted objectively. Commissioner of Police – Chester Williams: …

Expanding Belize’s Oceanic Potential Effectively
This week, the Belize Coastal Zone Management Authority and Institute (CZMAI) is hosting three persons from the United Kingdom’s Commonwealth Marine Economies (CME) programme. They are in Belize to assist in the development of a Maritime Economy Plan for Belize. The Plan seeks to create jobs, drive economic growth, reduce poverty, and ensure sustainable food …

CitCo assists residents in need
With food to put on the table and bills to pay, many families are being stretched thin as they prepare for the new school year. In an effort to lighten the financial load of these families, the Belize City Council has teamed up with Sisters and Brothers in Christ Ministry, a Christian organization, based in …

Breaking Belize NewsPJ

San Ignacio and Santa Elena sporting camp grows to over 150 children and youths
The San Ignacio and Santa Elena Basketball Association (SSBA) in collaboration with The National Sports […]

Lightning kills cow and calf in Spanish Lookout
Shortly after midday today, a thunderstorm hit Western Belize and was accompanied by lightning and […]

Sugar season bittersweet, says BSCFA: Prices low, factory less efficient
Still the largest of the three cane farmers’ associations and most powerful in terms of […]

Belizean youth signs basketball contract with Mexican team
Local basketball star, Andrew “Bynum” Ortiz has signed a basketball contract with Mexico’s Los Toros […]

No charges yet in death of Allyson Major.
Earlier today the Ministry of National Security indicated via press release that police constable, Kent […]

Over 150 young people participate in twin towns sporting camp
The San Ignacio and Santa Elena Basketball Association (SSBA) in collaboration with The National Sports […]

Belize Natural Energy donates vehicle to Belize Youth Challenge Program
Today, Belize Natural Energy (BNE) donated a Toyota Hilux pickup from its fleet, complete with […]

US State Department celebrates 230th Anniversary
By Zoila Palma Gonzalez: The United States (US) State Department celebrated its 230th Anniversary on July 29, 2019. In […]

Cricket integrated in Summer Program
Cricket has been integrated into the 2019 summer program for children in Belmopan. Area representative, […]

Questions for Geraldine Flowers – Why was he a violent control freak?
By Lisa Shoman: Watching the news last night about the vicious murder of Geraldine Flowers, I had a moment when I was afraid that I was becoming numb to the killing of women by their partners in Belize […]

International Sourcesizz

Football in Belize takes on another dimension with installation of new artificial turf
Belize has a very diverse society that is composed of many cultures and languages that reflect its rich history. Football is more than a passion for the Central American country, it is the number one sport and many of its inhabitants share a common love for the beautiful game. Whenever the national team puts on its official kit and competes on the pitch, the fans never fail to show up to support their favorite team, proudly displaying the colors of their country. To keep this fervor alive, the Football Federation of Belize (FFB), with the support of the FIFA Forward programme, has completed the installation of a new artificial turf at their sports complex in Belmopan, the capital city. With this new innovative facility, Belize’s national teams will be able to take an active part in every CONCACAF championship, hosting local, national and international competitions. The member association was amongst the first in the Central American region to implement a new drainage design and to benefit from the best technology that FIFA can offer in the development of football turfs.

Tropical disturbance in Caribbean may strengthen prior to approaching Florida
A tropical disturbance that has been drifting over the Caribbean since this past weekend is forecast to drift northwestward toward Florida and may gather some strength along the way this week. The greatest threat from the feature along its path is likely to be from flooding downpours. The disturbance, which is also referred to as a tropical wave in the weather community, has a small chance to become the fourth tropical depression of the 2019 Atlantic hurricane season.

Videos

  • The Business Perspective on Love FM., 2hr24min.

  • BAA's Aerodromes in Belize, 2min.

  • Cicada noise on the road to the Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary, Belize, 20sec.

  • He Took the "Scratch", 11sec. A video which has surfaced on social media shows an individual reaching into a store and taking a bunch of Scratch tickets.

  • Guidelines for job seekers to make an impression in print and online, 45min. We began a series of segments focused on helping job seekers prepare for the world of work. How are you marketing your skill sets? What makes your resume stand out? Is your online profile representative of your personal brand? We invited experts to provide guidelines for job seekers to make an impression in print and online. They shared the dos and don'ts of an effective resume and talked about what grabs an employee's attention. On our couch: Maynor Larrieu - Digital Marketing Strategist, Danalyn Myvette - President, Belize Center for Training and Development.

  • The United Nations Convention Against Corruption (UNCAC) - Update, 59min. The United Nations Convention Against Corruption (UNCAC) is a human rights instrument that seeks to provide a framework to help reduce corruption and improve good governance. Carolyn Trench Sandiford, recently facilitated a workshop to train civil society leaders to understand how they can help keep governments accountable and transparent. We invited her to unpack how civil society can contribute to the implementation of UNCAC.

  • Police Link Up Show, 65min.

  • Miss Costa Maya Pageant 2019 Highlights, 5min.

  • Miss Belize California and Ms Belize Caribbean 2019 Sashing, 15min.

  • St. Georges Caye + San Ignacio, Belize, 2min.

  • Becky G en San Pedro Belize 2019, 3.5min.

  • Becky g concert live in Belize costa Maya 2019, 3min.

  • Beautiful Fire Rainbow display in the thunder clouds this A.M on Ambergris Caye, 10sec.