An SI Comes Into Effect to Regulate Mexican and Guatemalan Buses Entering Belize
Industrial action by bus owners and taxi operators across the public transportation industry has been averted, following a late afternoon meeting with government officials in Belmopan. The sit-down began promptly [...]
BBA Says It’s Satisfied with Outcome of Transportation Meeting
Thomas Shaw, President of the Belize Bus Association, says that they are satisfied with the outcome of the meeting. And notwithstanding the challenge of conforming to standards set by their [...]
Clear The Land Ways in on Bus Situation
Minister of Transport Edmund Castro has been involved in the negotiations with the B.B.A. While he has championed the cause of the local tour operators, he says that the industry-wide [...]
Graham Creek – a year later!
Last year we took you on a journey to Graham Creek in Toledo. We went along with the Belize National Teachers Union to see firsthand the hardship teachers in Graham [...]
Graham Creek still needs your help!
As you saw in our story, Graham Creek Government School got some donations to kick off the school year. The donations were made possible by the business community and other [...]
Gov’t Schools’ local manager walks the walk to Graham Creek!
Walter Garbutt is the local manager for government schools in the Stann Creek and Toledo Districts. He was one of the persons who also visited Graham Creek on Monday. That [...]
Gov’t Schools’ Management weighs in on Graham Creek hardship!
As the local manager for government schools in Stann Creek and Toledo, Garbutt knows a lot about the hardships faced in the rural communities. We asked him about his experience [...]
How National Gas Company Came About
The inception of a national gas company, a public/private partnership involving the government, began with Belize Natural Energy Limited several years ago, under the stewardship of Doctor Gilbert Canton. At [...]
The Idea to Build an LPG Depot in Big Creek
According to Canton, a complete study of the cost of acquisition of liquid petroleum gases from the U.S. Gulf Coast was subsequently conducted and through that exercise, they realized that [...]
A Public/Private Partnership for Local LPG Industry
The idea of a public/private partnership with the Government of Belize is based on similar models employed elsewhere in the region. In this case, G.O.B. will have a twenty-five percent [...]
How Investors Were Chosen for NGCL
In July of last year, an agreement was signed with the Barrow administration formalizing the partnership and shareholders were sought thereafter. Those investors include Michael Bowen, President of Bowen and [...]
Premium prices up by nineteen cents
Effective at midnight, the price of premium gasoline will be going up by nineteen cents per gallon. Consumers will be paying eleven dollars and thirty-one cents per gallon when they [...]
Heavy rains clear some areas along the New River
Earlier today, a News Five team headed north for an update on the New River. As we have been reporting, the health of the river has deteriorated significantly overtime due [...]
DOE begins cleanup efforts and studies at the New River
As nature does its part to heal the New River, the Department of the Environment is also starting its efforts to address the situation. Chief Environmental Officer, Martin Alegria says [...]
GOB Pledges US$100,000 to The Bahamas for Hurricane Relief
Belize has joined other nations and international organization in providing relief to The Bahamas post Hurricane Dorian which caused extensive destruction on the island on September first as a Category [...]
Belize Red Cross Launches Monetary Appeal for the Bahamas
The Belize Red Cross Society in response to the devastation left by Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas and in solidarity with the thousands of thousands of persons affected, today launched [...]
Couple and their two-year-old son ambushed by gunmen in their home
A horrifying home invasion has left a couple in shock in San Lazaro Village in the Orange Walk District. As Romeo Carrillo and his common-law-wife, Rubia Bijil try to move [...]
Beach Marine Litter Survey and Clean-up Held
The move to phase out single use plastic and those plastic shopping bags is underway, but it is not going as smooth as possible. Most people are still holding on [...]
TIDE’s Marine Litter Awareness Campaign
As part of its plastic pollution awareness campaign, today in partnership with Indufur North America, CEFAS and the Commonwealth Litter Program, the Toledo Institute for Development and Environment along with [...]
Pollution in San Pedro Still an Issue
Ambergris Caye is also facing a high level of pollution. A few years ago scientific researcher and Executive Director of the Crocodile Research Coalition Doctor Marisa Tellez found that pollution [...]
Contestants Gearing up for Miss Universe Belize
A diverse group of strong and talented women are competing to wear the prestigious crown of the 2019 Miss Universe Belize. Their backgrounds are different and interesting, each of them [...]
And the winners of Carnival King and Queen 2019 are…
The results are in, and after two days of verification by auditors, the Belize Carnival Association announced this year’s top finishers for the Carnival King and Queen Competition that was [...]
$40,000 for Joshua Perdomo; $0.00 for poor school children
Dozens of children who are students at the Ladyville Seventh Day Adventist Primary School were denied their right to an education when they and their parents, who are indebted to the school, were turned away this morning, Monday, on the first day of the new school year.
When at least three media houses turned up to cover the story of children being turned away from the school because of money owed, the media representatives were ordered off the school’s compound upon the instruction of the school’s principal, L. Acosta, who even called Amandala editor Russell Vellos to complain that there was no story to cover at his school, and wanted him to call back his reporter.
Bus owners threaten national shutdown of public transportation
The Belize Bus Association is up in arms to protect its turf from the foreign competition of Mexican and Guatemalan bus companies that appear to have gotten a foothold in the local transportation industry.
The local bus companies want to limit the foreign competition coming from the Mexican and Guatemalan bus companies that have been bringing passengers to Belize by requiring that these foreign buses leave their passengers at the border, from where they can be picked up by local buses and taxis and then transported to their destinations in and around the country.
Rasheed Pollard dies hours after his 27th birthday in road accident
Rasheed Pollard, 27, of Fabers Road, a father of two children and an employee of DIGICEL, who was honored for his outstanding performance by his company earlier this month, was celebrating his 27th birthday with friends and associates in Belize City, and afterwards, he went to Ladyville to celebrate with friends.
He was returning home from Ladyville to Belize City at about 3:00 this morning when on his arrival in Driftwood Bay, he lost control of his car, which swerved to the left side of the road, then ran off the road and slammed into a BEL lamppost —uprooting its concrete base and displacing it about 10 feet into the drain.
Devaun Maskall, 25, ambushed and killed in his yard
Devaun Maskall, 25, of Mile 4, Philip Goldson Highway, Belize City, and his girlfriend, drove into their yard at about 12:30 this morning, and he got out of his car to go into the house, to which they had recently moved.
A gunman, however, was lurking in the shadows in the yard. The assailant ran from his cover and fired at Maskall, who tried to escape. The gunman, however, chased and shot him. Maskall fell to the ground and the gunman ran out of the area and into a waiting vehicle, which then drove away.
Ex-Guatemalan presidential candidate, Sandra Torres, arrested for alleged campaign finance violations
The former Guatemalan presidential candidate, Sandra Torres, 63, who won the first round in the 2019 Guatemalan presidential election in June but lost in the second round three weeks ago to Alejandro Gammattei, was arrested today, Monday, at her home near Guatemala City.
Torres, a former Guatemalan first lady, was arrested on the eve of the departure of the United Nations anti-corruption unit which initiated the investigation against her, Aljazeera Latin America reported today.
U-19 billiards team participated in tournaments in Guatemala
The Belize Billiards Sports Federation (BBSF) is happy to share that 5 players (U-19) participated in 8-Ball, 9-Ball, and 10-Ball billiards tournaments from August 22 to August 24 at the Estadio Nacional Doroteo, Guamuch Flores Stadium in Guatemala City, after being invited by the National Billiards Association of Guatemala. The 5 players who represented the Jewel were: Immer Lima, Raul Montejo, Jr., Ailton Linarez, Elvis Yam and Iverson Monima. They were selected after ranking Top 5 in a U-19 8-Ball Tournament the BBSF held in Belmopan in May of 2019 to go up in individual shoot-out against Guatemala’s top 5 players.
Altitude FC post only weekend victory, as Verdes and Bandits rest in Week 6 of PLB Opening Season
Both undefeated league leaders, Verdes FC and Bandits Sport rested this past weekend in Week 6 of the Premier League of Belize (PLB) 2019-2010 Opening Season. A majority of Verdes and Bandits players make up the Belize National “A” Team, which will see action this week in first round group stage matches of the 2019-2010 CONCACAF Nations League. On Thursday, September 5, the Belize team will be in French Guiana; and on Sunday, September 8, Belize hosts Grenada at the Isidoro Beaton Stadium. Despite the back match game in hand, both Bandits and Verdes still stand at the top of the standings.
There were two Saturday night games and one on Sunday in Week 6 of the PLB Opening Season. Both matches on Saturday night ended as draw games.
2 cyclists, Belizean and Mexican suspended for Anti-Doping Rule Violation
Late on Thursday evening of last week, the Cycling Federation of Belize (CFB) sent a release detailing the suspension of Belizean cyclist, Edgar Nissani Arana; and the next day, the CFB sent another release, informing of the suspension of Mexican cyclist, Donizeti Vladimir Vasquez Aburto, who had participated in the Krem New Year’s Classic. Below are excerpts from the two CFB releases:
Stann Creek F.A. Smart U-13 Mundialito semifinals, and Week 1 results for 1st Division Cup 2019
The Stann Creek Football Association (SCFA) Smart U-13 Mundialito semifinals were held on Friday evening, August 30, at the Carl Ramos Stadium. In game 1, Silk Grass Ballers dropped New Site, 2-0, with both goals coming from Brayden Olivas. Game 2 saw Pomona Warriors and Benguche ending in a 2-2 draw. Aaron Estero struck twice for Benguche, while Annek Arzu and Harrison Roches, Jr. scored 1 each for Pomona. The game then went into penalty shootout, where Benguche won, 3 to 1.
Weekend Ryders Series Race #1 results
Here are the results from the 1st race of the current 5-race series for the Weekend Ryders Club. The race was held on the St. Paul’s circuit with the junction with Bermudian Landing Village.
The “A” did 4 laps, with winning Time of 2:14.05. 1st Place – Barney Brown (Digicell 4G, leading the series with points gained on the road); 2nd Alvan Gillett (Kulture); 3rd Dwayne Wade (Bze Boyz); 4th Warren Coye (Santino’s); and 5th Rutherford Cunningham (Digicell 4G).
Editorial: Faber: against write-off; Saldivar: it was a done deal; Perdomo: mum
At the last sitting of the House of Representatives, on August 16, 2019, the PM (Prime Minister) said the Cabinet supported the write-off of a loan of approximately $40,000 that was owed by Mr. J. (Joshua) Perdomo, a male offspring of the Cabinet Secretary, Mr. Carlos Perdomo. On August 27, 2019, four government ministers — John Saldivar, Hugo Patt, Elodio Aragon, Jr., and Edmond Castro — finalized what the Cabinet had approved — the exoneration of J. Perdomo from the debt he owed his country.
There has not been one voice outside of the government’s inner circle that has offered any defense for the write-off. Mr. J. Perdomo got the best of what Belize had to offer. He was a young man with a good job who got support from the government so that he could pursue further studies in a field where there was a national deficiency.
From The Publisher
I’ve never really tried to explain to you how Belize’s power structure, from the very beginning and over a period of years, maneuvered things so that KREM Radio, which pioneered private, commercial radio broadcasting in Belize in November of 1989, was essentially pushed aside, and a national radio monopoly began to emerge on the Northside of Belize City in early 1993.
Strictly speaking, this is a story which presented an opportunity for interesting investigation by the rest of the media, as impartial as they are supposed to be. The impartial media, however, has studiously ignored this story, for decades. KREM Radio marks its thirtieth anniversary this year November, and I think the people of Belize would benefit from some discussion of how the big boys “booby trapped” KREM.
One correction completely accepted
A mentor told me they didn’t have any serious difficulties with my article, “Searching for the right path” (one of three in my column on August 27), but I could do with a couple corrections. One, he said, is that a doctor or midwife doesn’t ALWAYS know what color blanket, pink or blue, the baby should get. I told my mentor that I had read of hermaphrodites.
So, why didn’t I say, EXCEPT IN RARE CASES? On this matter I should have. I shouldn’t have brushed past anyone, even if there was only one person on the planet who was that way.
From before creation’s grandeur to the Gospel’s Might, God always has Belize in His providential sight
As September comes again, it is a wonderful time for a nation to call to mind its many blessings and give thanks to God! It is a great month to pray our Belizean prayer which begins, “Almighty and Eternal God, who through Jesus Christ has revealed Your Glory to all nations, please protect and preserve Belize, our beloved country…” It is also an opportune time to examine our national conscience and ask if we are our fulfilling our national destiny to glorify God while reflecting on the theme, “From Mayan Grandeur to Modern Glory, together let’s shape our Belizean Story.” This rather poetic phrase is encouraging Belizeans to tell and remember the story of the nation this September. But what is the Belizean story? Well…it depends who is telling it.
Que Viva Marcus Canul
While many Belizeans are excited about the September celebrations, especially because of the 10th of September and Independence, some Belizeans in northern Belize belonging to the Yucatec Maya ethnicity are remembering the struggle of their ancestors. While the British had always portrayed Marcos Canul and the Maya as invaders, the reality is that the British were the true invaders on Maya land. The British and people of colonial mentality have always promoted in Belize their version of history. A history which many times brainwashes us, enslaves us and blinds us of who we are as Belizeans. The Belizean history is very rich, even though many tend to forget that we are a multiethnic nation. We, Yucatec Maya, are also Belizeans, and our history needs to be better represented in schools. Many times it had been ignored, maybe because of our resistance against the British.
Joshua Perdomo’s write-off indicative of cronyism and poor governance
I would like to think that I learnt a lot of principles and ethics and good things from my teachers, and having gone to mostly Catholic schools enabled me to meet those who piously professed the faith and who were persons I believed I could trust and look up to. There are people I never forget and teachers I will always remember, and for sure there are “religious” leaders that I hold at a Biblical standard. Carlos Perdomo and his wife Michelle Perdomo are two such people. It is important to me to tell this story because I met both these persons in my formative years at St. John’s Sixth Form and I also interacted with them tremendously through Saint Joseph Church, Belize City, which I then attended.
Jorge Galindo remanded for shooting Nelson Flores and daughter, 12
Jorge Galindo, 33, a laborer of Perez Street, Santa Elena, was arrested and charged with the murder of Nelson Flores, 42, and the attempted murder of his daughter, 12.
Galindo was also charged with use of deadly means of harm, grievous dangerous harm and aggravated assault.
Today, he was taken to the San Ignacio Magistrate’s Court, where he was arraigned and was remanded until October 17.
Greg Perez dies in motorcycle accident; Lawrence Cholom critical
Greg Perez, 37, a mechanic of Punta Gorda, Toledo District, and his friend, Lawrence Cholom (age unknown), also of Punta Gorda, were involved in a road collision on the Southern Highway which took Perez’s life, while Cholom is in a critical condition at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital.
The fatal collision occurred at about 3:30 this afternoon in Golden Stream, Toledo District. Perez and Cholom were traveling on Perez’s motorcycle from Punta Gorda to Independence, Stann Creek District, on the Southern Highway, when on their arrival in Golden Stream, between Miles 63 and 64, Perez lost control of his motorcycle and it ran off the road and overturned.
Coast Guard sailor detained for allegedly using gun to assault woman
Brian Orellano, 27, a sailor of the Belize Coast Guard, is in Belmopan police custody pending a number of charges after he allegedly beat Christina Teul (age unknown), a domestic, in her house, with a gun, and when her son came to her aid, Orellano fired his pistol.
He then walked out of the house. Police, however, found and detained him.
The incident occurred at about 8:00 this morning.
Reginald Ruiz, 60, injured in road accident
Reginald Ruiz, 60, of Camalote, Cayo District, was driving his three-wheel motorcycle at about 5:00 yesterday evening from Roaring Creek to Belize City, when on his arrival in St. Matthews, between Miles 45 and 44 on the George Price Highway, a vehicle hit the back of his motorcycle.
Ruiz was thrown off his motorcycle and landed on the pavement. As a result, he suffered serious head and body injuries. He was taken to the Western Regional Hospital, after which he was rushed to the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital, where he has been admitted in a critical condition.
Government Prepares Strategy To Avert BBOC Actions
Senior government officials, including Attorney General Michael Peyrefitte and Transport Minister, Edmond Castro met with members of the Belize Bus Association today in Belmopan following threats of a national shutdown of the sector over the weekend.
Premium Gas Price – Up Again @ Midnight
The Ministry of Finance announces that effective Wednesday, September 4th, 2019, the pump price of premium gasoline will increase by 19 cents from $11.12 to $11.31 per gallon...
Oceana’s green registry
Oceana continues to champion the cause for the elimination of plastics. In this regard, Oceana has set up a registry where environmentally friendly businesses can register. Kyle Montero, Outreach Program Assistant for Oceana told Love news that businesses can go to Oceana’s website to register. Montero added that the exposure will assist persons to locate …
Belize Red Cross assisting victims of Hurricane Dorian
The Belize Red Cross has launched the Hurricane Dorian Red Cross Appeal in Belize. Cash donations are being requested to send to the Bahamas Red Cross in Nassau to assist in meeting the needs of those distressed. Love News spoke with Lily Bowman of the Belize Red Cross. Lily Bowman, Director General, Belize Red Cross: …
Goodin says more police patrols are needed to keep students safe
Councilor Micah Goodin recently wrote the Commissioner of Police requesting that more patrols be conducted in areas where schools are located. With the reopening of schools, Goodin says bandits are looking to target students and the extra patrols will assist in keeping students safe. However, Goodin’s request comes on the heels of the Commissioner of …
St Matthews decides to open school gates until 8:30 a.m.
On Monday, parents from Saint Matthew’s Government School received a letter from the school which seemed to have caught them by surprise. The letter advised them that students will not be allowed on the school compound before 8:30 am from Monday to Friday. The news that students who arrive before 8:30 will be forced to …
Will monopolizing butane lower cost to consumers?
Government’s recently introduced monopoly butane entity, which will be known as the National Gas Company Limited has come under a lot of scrutiny, not all of it positive. There is a concern in most quarters that monopoly does not equal lower cost to consumers. Bowen and Bowen, which will own a minority 6 percent stake …
Hurricane Dorian kills at least five people in the Bahamas
Hurricane Dorian has wreaked havoc on The Bahamas, leaving in its wake several deaths, severe flooding and damage to property. The Prime Minister of The Bahamas, Hubert Minnis, gave an update yesterday on the destruction the hurricane has caused. Hubert Minnis, Prime Minister, The Bahamas: “Thus far the Royal Bahamas Police Force has confirmed that …
Man passes away thirty four days after being shot
A mother’s love knows no bounds, and Desiree Young joins the list of mothers who have had to grieve for the death of their children. 27-year-old Rafael Usher passed away this morning at around nine o’clock, after fighting for his life for thirty-four days. Usher was shot multiple times on July 31 while he was …
Plastic clean up
Plastic continues to threaten the environment and there have been attempts to address this problem on many different levels. On September 1, the Belize Audubon Society in collaboration with the Department of the Environment held a clean up at Belizean Beach located on the George Price Highway. Dareece Chuc, Environmental Education Director at the Belize …
Department of Environment details steps to improve condition of the New River
The Department of the Environment (DOE) has been working to alleviate the polluted conditions of the New River in Orange Walk. Residents have been concerned for weeks over the murky appearance of the river and the awful stench it emits, along with the fishes and crocodiles that have died. Today, Chief Environmental Officer from the …
Castro demands Bus Owners to improve their conditions of local buses
Minister of Transport, Edmond Castro was also at this afternoon’s meeting. Following the positive outcome, Castro explained why this matter took a while to be resolved. Edmund Castro, Minister of Transport: “I think I heard the Attorney General said something like rapidito fast, everybody would want things overnight, right away, instantaneous but the world doesn’t …
Nationwide strike turned down after agreement was met between Bus Owners and Government
Tonight, we can tell you that the bus strike that was looming has been placed on the back burner as government officials and the Belize Bus Owners Association (BBOA) have come to an understanding. The discord had to do with the Government seemingly going against what was initially agreed to and what the BBOA felt was preferential treatment towards bus operators from Guatemala and Mexico...
Bartolo Shish captured by police
45-year-old Bartolo Shish, a businessman of San Antonio Village, located in the Cayo District is finally in police custody after evading police since August 23. Police arrested and charged Shish for forcible abduction and sexual assault...
Breaking Belize News
CONCACAF hails defense, Deon as keys to Belize’s success
With a trip to the big time on the line, what does Belize need to […]
Belize Red Cross Launches Monetary Appeal to Help Persons Affected by Hurricane Dorian
The Belize Red Cross Society (“BRC”) issued a statement today expressing solidarity with our Caribbean […]
National Drug Abuse Control Council says No to Driving Under the Influence of Drugs
Whether it is drugs like marijuana or alcohol, any amount can impair your ability to […]
Belizean film maker among those chosen for prestigious training programme
A Belizean filmmaker is among the 21 participants attending the 10th annual CaribbeanTales Market Incubator […]
CARICOM Chairman issues statement following Hurricane Dorian
In the aftermath of the devastation left behind Hurricane Dorian, which ravaged the Bahamas this […]
Belize writes supporting Bahamas in Dorian aftermath
Prime Minister of Belize Dean Barrow has pledged national and regional support to the Commonwealth […]
Bartolo Shish charged for forcible abduction of minor
San Antonio resident, Bartolo Shish was today arrested and charged for forcible abduction and sexual […]
Changes in Fuel Prices of Premium Gasoline and Kerosene
The Ministry of Finance today announced that effective Wednesday, September 4th, 2019, the pump price […]
UWI readies support for the Bahamas post Hurricane Dorian
Even as the catastrophic category 5 Hurricane Dorian pummels the north west and central islands […]
Belizean Port state control to pursue Masters degree in Maritime Affairs in Sweden
Rikki Lambey, a Belizean national who is a Port State Control Officer Grade III of […]
Fisherman charged for June stabbing
Following several months of investigation, 34 year old Norman Gill of Caye Caulker was charged […]
Defense to begin submissions in Danny Mason trial on Wednesday
On Monday, the trial of William “Danny” Mason; brothers Terrence and Keiron Fernandez; Ernest Castillo […]
US Assistant Secretary of State for Consular Affairs is in Belize
Assistant Secretary of State for Consular Affairs, Carl Risch, arrived in Belize on August 29, […]
Vehicle neither bought nor sold, but money taken by former cop, couple alleges
The Facebook page known as “Buy and Sell” functions as a sort of online marketplace […]
Warm weather expected today
Today’s weather forecast, prepared by the National Meteorological Service of Belize, is for warm weather […]
Micah writes to ComPol for student safety
Belize City Councilor, Micah Goodin, has written to Commissioner of Police, Chester Williams. In his […]
Police looking for Cayo man who allegedly kidnapped minor
San Ignacio Police are looking for Gladimir Bartolo Shish of San Antonio, Cayo for allegedly […]
A breakfast culinary guide when visiting San Ignacio
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day even more so when travelling and getting ready for the big adventures ahead. Don't fall under the "free breakfast" game and miss out on a culinary experience waiting for you. In order induct you into the breakfast club... you must try the tasty offerings San Ignacio has to offer. Here's a compiled list of our favourite spots that you need to hit up for breakfast when you are visiting San Ignacio, Belize.
How to Retire in Belize: Costs, Visas and More
While many Americans are exploring domestic retirement locations, others are also considering retiring abroad. Why? This is mainly because other countries, like Belize, often offer lower-cost living options and attractive weather conditions. And in some countries, a couple can live comfortably off a Social Security check alone. But does that mean you should retire abroad? Below, we take a closer look at how much it costs to retire in Belize. And if you want some hands-on guidance as you think about retiring abroad, consider enlisting the help of a trusted financial advisor.
Central American ancients thrived while others perished
Four thousand years ago, a group of pre-Columbian people in what is now the Central American nation of Belize were thriving. Their population was growing and they appeared to be practicing the rudiments of agriculture by growing corn that would let them emerge from a hunter-gatherer existence.
At the same time on the other side of the world, however, some of the world’s most advanced societies were disappearing. The Akkadians, in what is now Iraq and the First Kingdom in ancient Egypt were devolving into chaos, due to what scientists believe was a 300-year drought.
Now, a University at Albany researcher is exploring connections between climate change and social development by looking at how such events played out in these ancient cultures.
Despite rains, concerns over regional drought situation prevail
The Barbados-based Caribbean Drought and Precipitation Monitoring Network (CDPMN) Tuesday said even as rainfall continues to increase across the region, there’s more concern over long term drought that can continue to cause below normal levels of groundwater, large rivers and reservoirs.
In its September bulletin, the CDPMN said that even as the rainfall increased, there were pockets of concern, including in parts of Belize and Jamaica, where there was at least temporary relief for the most part, as the El Niño dissipated.
“Though there not many concerns over short term drought that can impact agriculture, streams and ponds by the end of November, there is much more concern over long term drought that can continue to cause below normal levels of groundwater, large rivers and reservoirs. Long term drought is most likely to evolve in portions of the Guianas, the eastern Caribbean and Belize by the end of November,” the CDPMN warned.
Benny's Belize, 7.5min.
Quick tour on Harvest Caye Belize, 9min.
Belize Birthday Visit 2019, 7.5min. In January 2019, my two sibling and myself gathered at my Brother’s place near Corozal Belize to celebrate my Sister’s birthday. While there, we visited the Mayan archeological sites of Santa Rita, Cerros, and Lamanai.
Y.W.C.A. received a donation of 40 tablets, 21min. Y.W.C.A. received a donation of 40 tablets which the kids will use as one of their primary learning tools. The Y is the first to introduce technology to it's pre-school students.
The Caribbean Festival of Arts, Carifesta Update, 21min. The Caribbean Festival of Arts, Carifesta, featured 3 of our Belizean artists at this year's festival held in Trinidad and Tobago. Designer Julie Mango was featured in the newspaper for her masterpiece design. Richard Kiau was apart of the Caribbean Youth Orchestra and Musa Shaheed was selected as the Carifesta Youth Artists Ambassador.
Update on The New River, 37min. Dr. Ed Boles gave us an in depth conversation on the state of the New River and shared his views and hopes that our water bodies will receive more attention.
The Belize Carnival Association Reps., 27min. The Belize Carnival Association Reps. went over events leading up to Carnival Day and the route for the road March. Important to note is that the trucks will lower their music from Goldson Avenue to B.T.L. to not disturb patients at the Belize Medical Associates.
Francis Reneau Concert Series 2019, 21min. It's all about disco at the upcoming Francis Reneau Concert Series 2019. Save the date and head out for two nights of smooth entertainment.
ABC Life Support shared some tips for the festive season, 30min. ABC Life Support shared some tips for the festive season so as to prevent accidents from happening. The company also provides training to help save a life.
Four of the six districts are being affected by the drought, min. There is presently an ongoing drought situation in Belize due to the lack of rainfall. Four of the six districts are being affected by the drought, with Toledo and Stann Creek doing fairly well. The National Met Service predicts that it will continue through to October.
The Burns on a Tuesday, 3.5min. Downtown Cayo on a Tuesday. It's more than just Burns. Mary Robinson shot a great video.
"The Burns on a Tuesday.
Down Town San Ignacio.
Video by Mary Robinson.
Canoeing inside Barton Creek Cave, Cayo District, Belize, 1min. This is another video clip from my family's extreme cave tour at Barton Creek Cave archaeological and tourist site in Cayo District, Belize. (www.bartoncreekcave.com). The video was shot in a stretch of cave where I had to actually lay down in the canoe and the guide who was paddling had to lean forward almost doubled over to traverse the low passage. This section of the cave can only be reached when there has not been any heavy rain. It is flooded part of the year.
Live Rock formations inside Barton Creek Cave, Cayo District, Belize, 2min. My family recently did an extreme cave tour at Barton Creek Cave in Cayo District, Belize. (www.bartoncreekcave.com). This is the longest river cave in Belize. It has been featured in National Geographic and is on several "must see" lists. I shot several short video clips...and a few actually turned out. This one features live rock formations deep in the cave. To get to these you have to do the Extended Cave Tour, not the Standard, Cave Tour which is canoe only. The extended tour takes you out of the canoes and onto the path less traveled.
Belize Caye Caulker Hol Chan Marine Reserve, 3.5min. Beautiful images from Belize! Manatees, sea turtles, and most importantly sharks!
Belize ATV Tour, 10min.
TRAVELING FROM MEXICO TO BELIZE BY BOAT!, 5.5min. It's super simple to take a boat from Mexico to Belize - here's how we did it!
Belize Ambassador & Champion Sound Band, 24min. A visit from the Belize Ambassador and performance by Champion Sound Band!
Coca Cola Spelling Bee 2019 Highlights (Belize), 2min. Spelling Bee held in Spanish Lookout Belize.