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William Narod is new president of the Rotary Club of Ambergris Caye
The Rotary Club of Ambergris Caye has a new Board of Directors as of September 1, 2019. Its new president, William Narod, was actually sworn in on Wednesday, June 26th, during a lunch and fellowship meeting held at Pier 366 Restaurant at Banyan Bay Beach Resort.
Past president Paul DuVille hosted the meeting, which also saw the appointment of the Club’s new Secretary (Pamela Smith), and re-appointment of its continuing treasurer (Christina Potvin), for the 2019-2020 period, as well as the swearing-in of the new President-Elect, Gregory Najarro. The new Board of Directors consists of Mr. Narod and Mr. Najarro, Ms. Potvin and Ms. Smith, as well as Mr. Andrew Ashcroft returning to the role of Past-President.
Karl H Menzies And Tito’s Partner With Belize Zoo For Conservation Of Jaguars
Karl H. Menzies Co. Ltd. is very pleased to announce that on August 13th, 2019, they officially signed off on a partnership with Tito’s and The Belize Zoo. This partnership is going to have a ferocious influence on the conservation of our Jaguars in Belize. “The ‘Problem Jaguar Rehabilitation Program’ at the Belize Zoo was started in 2004 and seeks to provide a safe environment for wild jaguars through education and awareness. It aims to reduce the number of jaguar killings and lower the incidence of livestock attack while providing a safe home for jaguars that would otherwise be killed.” ~Celso Poot, Director The Belize Zoo. The program has provided important information on jaguar behavior; it has attracted international attention and will continue to provide data that will aid in research that will benefit wildlife conservation in Belize.
Government Of Belize To Join Relief Efforts For The Commonwealth Of The Bahamas
The Right Honourable Dean Barrow, Prime Minister of Belize, on Tuesday, September 3, 2019, sent a message of condolence and solidarity to the Government and people of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas following the devastation wrought by Hurricane Dorian, a Category 5 storm on September 1st, 2019. Cabinet agreed, at its meeting today, to make a contribution of US$100,000 to the Commonwealth of The Bahamas to assist in the recovery efforts.
Various Belizean Sources
National Championship Sailing Regatta 2019
The National Championship Sailing Regatta 2019 will be held at Consejo Shores this weekend on Saturday, September 7th starting at 10:00 a.m. and Sunday, September 8th starting at 1:00 p.m. If someone should need a ride from Corozal to Consejo Shores call 665-5121 or 651-7475. Please support our youth and a great water sport.
Corozal Water Interrupion Today
BWS Notice: Planned water interruption to the entire Corozal Town from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Thursday Sept 5th, 2019.
San Pedro Power Interrupion Today
Power outage 6:00am to 10:00am on Thursday, September 5 to affect a portion of North San Pedro. BEL to replace transformers and equipment on the power distribution system in the area.
The Caye Caulker Humane Society volunteers just keep getting gobsmacked by our wonderful friends!
After The Shops at The Split organized a wonderful fundraising event to benefit the Humane Society, long-time CCHS friend Susan Miller offered to match the funds raised at the event and has donated an additional $1250!
BELIZE FISHING REPORT: AUGUST 25, 2019 THROUGH SEPTEMBER 1, 2019
Light winds and very clear water has provided plenty of action in front of the lodge. Big Bonefish, Permit, Snook, Snapper, Jacks and Tarpon have all been landed from the dock or wading the flats near the lodge.
Calm winds allowed pursuing Bonefish in skinny water.
Improved management program at Baldy Beacon
FCD’s Executive Director and Board member Mick Fleming met with Minister Dr. Omar Figueroa and CEO Dr. Percival Cho to discuss an improved management program at the Baldy Beacon region of the Mountain Pine Ridge Forest Reserve. The reunion was positive. The Bald Hills occupies a ridge that defines the upper boundary of the headwaters for four river systems.
New Human Development Building on Albert Street as it nears completion
It should be completed this month.
National Coastal and Riverways Cleanup 2019
We invite you join us on Saturday, September 28th as we come together to keep our beaches and coastline plastic and litter free!
Contact your local field representative for more information.
Partners: Ocean Conservancy, Scout Association of Belize, Belize Department of the Environment - DOE, Belize Audubon Society, Coastal Zone Management Authority & Institute, and Belize Solid Waste Management Authority.
The untold history of the battle of Orange walk
(letter to the Amandala)
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.
New Craft Market on Caye Caulker Breaks Ground
This morning Hon Manuel Heredia and representatives from B.T.B were here for the ground breaking ceremony of the new Caye Caulker Craft Market.
The aim of the new craft market is to enhance vistors' experience while on Caye Caulker. The C.C.V.C look forward in working to make this project a success for the entire Caye Caulker community.
We look forward with anticipation in the completion of the project.
Paint N Splash
See you this week at from 2-4pm Thursday to paint this gorgeous “Boat On The Beach”.
Classes are called off for La Inmaculada RC School in Orange Walk Town
Due to the Stench coming from the New River.
NEW STATUTORY INSTRUMENT REGARDING INTERNATIONAL BUSES
In Belmopan this morning, Minister of Transport Edmond Castro signed a new Statutory Instrument to regulate international buses from neighboring countries (Guatemala and Mexico) entering Belize, in accordance with agreements reached among representatives from the Ministry and Department of Transport, the Belizean Bus Association and Taxi Federation, the Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation, the Attorney General Office, and the Ministry of Investment, Trade and Commerce.
MINISTER OF TRANSPORT HONORABLE EDMOND CASTRO SIGNS NEW STATUTORY INSTRUMENT REGARDING INTERNATIONAL BUSES
In Belmopan this morning, Minister of Transport Honorable Edmond Castro signed a new Statutory Instrument to regulate international buses from neighboring countries (Guatemala and Mexico) entering Belize, in accordance with agreements reached among representatives from the Ministry and Department of Transport, the Belizean Bus Association and Taxi Federation, the Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation, the Attorney General Office, and the Ministry of Investment, Trade and Commerce.
The essence of the agreement reached, as reflected in the new S.I, is that only one regular bus run per day would be allowed from each country entering Belize, and returning to the respective country.
MIDWAY VILLAGE COUNCIL ELECTION - TOLEDO DISTRICT
The Elections and Boundaries Commission hereby notifies the public that the MIDWAY VILLAGE COUNCIL ELECTION - TOLEDO DISTRICT will be held on Sunday, 6th October 2019.
2019 Miss Universe Belize contestants paid a courtesy visit to Prime Minister Rt. Hon. Dean Barrow this morning
We take this time to bid the contestants good luck as they take the stage this Friday to crown the next Miss Universe Belize.
More Football Action at our Carolina Football Field
Corozal Football Association invites you this Sunday, September 8th, 2019 and all other Sundays following. Yes! Yes! CFA Opening Season 2019-2020 kicks off this weekend! You are coordially invited. Come and enjoy your Sunday with a full day of enjoyable football.
It all happens at Carolina Football Field.
9th and 10th of September Scheduled Activities in Corozal
Caye Caulker Craft Market Ground-Breaking Ceremony
The Belize Tourism Board, in collaboration with the Caye Caulker Village Council, held a ground breaking ceremony today for Caye Caulker's new Craft Market, which is expected to open its door in December.
Reeking River Causes Problems At La Inmaculada School
School just started on Monday, but tomorrow, students at La Inmaculada Primary school in Orange Walk Town will be staying home, and that's because the stench from the polluted new river is making them sick.
The school is about one block from the river - and - since Monday - the foul odors coming off the polluted waterway have been inundating the school, forcing some kids to put on masks. The Principal - Lenny Umana - who's coping, but clearly exasperated - told CTV-3 today that they have few options:...
Chief Environment Officer Says River Not Improving Anytime Soon
And the DOE's Chief Environmental Officer, Martin Alegria re-iterated that point today as well: it will take years to try and get rid of the pollutants in the river.
But Alegria says that they will do their part to address this urgent issue. Today he outlined the short term and long-term solutions the DOE has for restoring the rank, rotten New River.
Martin Alegria, Chief Environmental Officer - DOE:
"Yesterday I think I mentioned that we had prioritized that issue to the extent that this week we are doing some desktop exercise, gathering funding to address the immediate issues. One of them is the cleaning up of those dead fish smelling that's causing the stench. That's the first action..."
Bus Operators Get S.I. to Protect Routes
Last night, we showed you the interviews coming out of yesterday's meeting between the Government, the Belize Bus Association, the Taxi Federation, and representatives from the tourism industry. The Government has agreed to limit the amount of foreign-own buses that can conduct business in Belize.
It was a welcomed decision from the bus owners who were pushing for this change. They say that these foreign-owned companies shouldn't be allowed to cheat them out of a revenue source by shuttling tourists through Belize, which they can do.
Under threat of a strike, the government caved and the Attorney General said that the Statutory Instrument would be prepared and signed by today. The news tonight is that the Government has followed through as promised.
Commuters Want Operators to Improve
So, the bus operators used brinkmanship to force government to give in to their demands. They threatened a strike that would cripple the nation's transport system and got what they wanted. Cheers to them!
But, what about the commuters they're supposed to be serving? What about what they want? If you're not a commuter you might not know it - but every single day and night, bus riders are subjected to unacceptably poor service, and a predatory environment where they have to scramble, jostle, and fight tooth and nail for limited seating.
Coast Guardsman's Family Speaks Up
On Monday's news, we told you about the very disturbing report coming out of the Maya Mopan area of Belmopan. 23-year-old Brian Orellana, an active coast guard officer, was accused of barging unto the property of the Teul family. He then allegedly pulled a firearm, believed to be unlicensed, and he reportedly struck Christina Teul to the head with it and then fired a gunshot at her son, who came to her rescue.
Orellana has since been arrested and charged with 2 counts of aggravated assault, 1 count of wounding, and 1 count of discharging a firearm in public. Reports to 7News are that he has already been arraigned on these charges.
Mother Still Doesn't Know For Sure Of Her Son's Demise
And so, while this mother from Roaring Creek Village is worried about the wellbeing and reputation of her son, Brian Orellana, she is also looking for closure on her other son, who has been missing and presumed dead for over a year.
You'll remember the case of 20-year-old Oswald Arnold. He left his family's home on the evening of May 17th of last year. He told his mother, Rosita Orellana, that he was going to the river with friends, and that he would be back on the following day.
That was the last time he was seen, and 6 months later, in November, human remains - believed to be his - was found in an area across the river from Teakettle Village.
They Took The Bullet Out of Kyron
There is positive news to report tonight about 11-year-old shooting victim Kyron Green.
You'll definitely remember him as the innocent young man who was shot in the face on Friday, May 17th. The standard 4 student was running an errand for his mother, Marsha Belisle, and while he was purchasing groceries for her at a city supermarket, he was hit by a stray bullet intended for an adult target.
He spent 5 weeks in recovery at the KHMH, and at the end of June, he was allowed to go home.
Combatting Marine Waste
The Department of the Environment along with its UK partners officially launched what is called the Belize Marine Litter Action plan. A ceremony was held at the Radisson this morning to commemorate the new plan. Courtney Weatherburne has more.
Unfortunately for many, throwing garbage on the ground is like breathing - there isn't a second thought before disposing of it, nor an afterthought when it is done.
Of course, some of that garbage ends up in the landfills and dump sites while a lot of it ends up on beaches and in the sea - that is when it becomes an even bigger problem.
Turning Litter Into Art
And, to complement the launch of the Belize Marine Litter Action plan, a group of primary and high school students were awarded for winning an Innovation and Art Contest. Courtney Weatherburne found out more about the challenge and the winning projects.
The kids were from different schools countrywide.
Enforcing Litter Laws
Still on the topic of litter - while the action plan focuses on marine litter, there is still a lot to be done to address land litter. One of the main setbacks in this case is enforcement. There is none, and, sad to say, many adults, who should know better, are not setting the right example for others or their children. So ticketing and other options have to be implemented to enact change. Chief environmental Officer Martin Alegria discussed the loop-holes that have contributed to this lax enforcement system.
Martin Alegria, Chief Environmental Officer, DOE:
"We have this littering tickets from 1996 in the books under the summary jurisdiction act. It has been modified in 2003 and 2005 in order to strengthen it in the sense of 2 things; 1) to give the municipalities; the town boards and city halls the power for them to issue their own type of litter tickets under the assistance of the national government...."
Mason Trial Slow to Resume
After a 2-month break, the murder trial of William "Danny" Mason, and his co-accused, Ashton Vanegas, Keiron Fernandez, Terrence Fernandez, and Ernest Castillo was supposed to continue Monday, but it has now been delayed for an entire week.
During the last few months of this trial, DPP Cheryl-Lynn Vidal has presented volumes of evidence to prove that these 5 men were responsible for the 2016 beheading murder of Pastor Lewellyn Lucas.
Caye Caulker Gets A Craft Market
A groundbreaking was held this morning to officially mark the start of construction for the new Caye Caulker Craft Market.
The idea is to enhance the visitors' experience, and create another legitimate attraction on the island which is the second most visited destination in Belize. It got 178,133 visits in 2018 - up thirty thousand from the year before.
Bahamas, Mounting Death Toll, Island Decimated
"Apocalyptic" - that's the word one relief worker used to describe Abaco, the island in the Bahamas that was bludgeoned with Hurricane Dorian's gusts as powerful as 220 miles per hour.
Last night in a press conference, Bahamas PM Hubert Minnis said some areas had been "decimated" as the death toll rose to at least 20.
The grim expectation is that there is a lot more dead in what is being called "total devastation."
But, rescue teams as just beginning to get on the ground - and have to deal with flooded roadways, many of them blocked by trees.
Brandon T Convicted Ex Parte
2 years ago, 33-year-old Brandon Taylor, a resident of Jane Usher Boulevard, was busted by police with a firearm that he attempted to discard when he spotted by the cops. Tonight, he's facing several thousand dollars in fines after he was found guilty in an ex-parte judgment from Magistrate Emerson Banner.
He testified in his case and denied that the firearm was his, but after reviewing all the evidence, Magistrate Banner did not believe him.
A Majestic (Alley) Mural
Majestic Alley has been brightened up with a new mural by Cuban artist Carlos Rafael. Last week we gave you a sneak peak of the artist's exhibit at the Image factory. Today we caught up with him as he put the finishing touches on his vibrant impression of the Belizean face. We stopped by for a first look.
Carlos Rafael, Artist:
"I didn't want to pass up the opportunity to be staying here during carnival without putting on an exhibition or leaving my work on a wall in Belize."
"My work is always about faces and I tried here to have this face evoke the faces of the Belizean people. I also wanted to represent the pretty tropical environment with these flowers, with these butterflies in the hair and familiarize the community and give a real cover to replace what was here many years ago. This art will also contribute to people's enjoyment of Cuban Belizean art."
Carnival's Happy Campers
Carnival is on Saturday - and, this week the Mas Camps are at a fever pitch. We rolled with the Carnival Association and visited three of them last night. Here's what we found:
Classes suspended for the rest of the week at La Inmaculada RC School as the health of the New River continues to deteriorate
An urgent meeting took place all afternoon in Orange Walk Town involving La Inmaculada School and the Ministries of Health, Environment and Education. The school is located near the New [...]
Coast Guard Officer Charged With Aggravated Assault
Coast Guard Officer, Brian Orellana, is behind bars tonight. He has been criminally charged for allegedly attacking Christina Teul, hitting her with a handgun and firing the weapon. Orellana was [...]
10 Months Later, DNA Results for Oswald Arnold Still Not In!
In November 2018 the remains of twenty-two-year-old Roaring Creek resident Oswald Arnold were found. He had been missing for six months and presumed murdered. Arnold’s remains were found along the [...]
Rafael Usher Passes Away a Month After Getting Shot
Twenty-seven-year-old Rafael Usher, known to friends and family as Ragga, succumbed to gunshot injuries he received on July thirty-first. The Arlington Drive resident was shot on Central American Boulevard that [...]
Hit and Run On Central American Boulevard
There was a hit and run incident on Central American Boulevard this morning where a man riding a bicycle in the vicinity of Joe’s Meat Shop was struck by a [...]
Brandon Taylor is arrested in Mexico but convicted in Magistrate Court
Well-known criminal figure, Brandon Taylor, was arrested for attempting to cross into the U.S. But this morning he was convicted in abscentia on two criminal offenses of unlicensed kept firearm [...]
Businessman Charged with Forcible Abduction and Sexual Assault
Forty-five-year-old Bartolo Shish, a businessman of San Antonio, Cayo, has been charged with forcible abduction and sexual assault. Shish reportedly abducted a minor on Friday, August twenty-third as she was [...]
A New Statutory Instrument Regarding International Buses
A statutory instrument signed by Minister of Transport Edmond Castro came into effect earlier today allowing for only one regular bus run per day from each bus line entering Belize [...]
Clear The Land Calls Out Bus Operators
While the statutory instrument has been signed into effect, Castro also expressed concerns over bus operators not living up to an agreement in which they promised to upgrade their buses, [...]
Addressing the Sargassum Phenomena
Huge mats of sargassum continue to gently make its way into this region and ultimately to pristine beaches. The sight and the smell of sargassum have negatively impacted tourist hotspots [...]
Belize’s Marine Litter Action Plan is Formally Launched
The Department of the Environment and the United Kingdom Center for Environment, and Fisheries and Aquaculture Science, and the Commonwealth Litter Programme have put together a Marine Action Litter Plan [...]
Will National Gas Create Another Monopoly Over LPG Market?
Since it was tabled in the House of Representatives and read through in its entirety on August sixteenth, the passage of the National Liquefied Petroleum Gas Project Bill has raised [...]
Bureau of Standards Will Have to Regulate Butane Prices at Retail Level
According to Canton, while the price of wholesale L.P.G. will be regulated, the Bureau of Standards will be responsible for ensuring that the cost of butane at the retail level [...]
No GAF interruption on the Sarstoon on Monday!
On Monday our news team travelled along with a group to Graham Creek. The journey took them on the Sarstoon and then onto Graham Creek by boat. But, as has [...]
U.D.P Standard Bearer weighs in on Graham Creek hardship
On Monday, it was Dennis Garbutt’s first time in Graham Creek. While he has worked all his life in the waters in southern Belize, he says he had never ventured [...]
Saldivar or Faber for leadership? Toledo East new comer weighs in!
Turning to the leadership fight in the U.D.P….Patrick Faber has launched his bid for leadership of the party. That convention is set for February of next year. Faber already has [...]
Rotary Club Sunrise Belize Partners With Puma for Scholarship Initiative
The Rotary Club Sunrise Belize and Puma partnered for a scholarship programme that this year will benefit twenty-five students. Today, five of the students: Juan Norales, Carlos Norales, Alexia Murillo, [...]
A majestic mural in Majestic Alley
A Cuban artist has painted a huge, colourful mural in Majestic Alley, Belize City. The public painting, inspired by faces and the tropical climate of Cuba and Belize, was done [...]
NCFC appeals for the protection of children during the celebrations
There was an incident during last Friday’s carnival motorcade in which a young child and others were injured. The National Committee for Families and Children says it is appalled at [...]
Mas Camp Madness in the City
It’s carnival season; it all leads to the anticipated Road March this Saturday starting from the Central American Boulevard and ending at the Marion Jones Sporting Complex in the City. [...]
Part 2 – Government Prepares Strategy To Avert BBOC Actions
In Belmopan this morning, Minister of Transport Honorable Edmond Castro signed a new Statutory Instrument to regulate international buses from neighboring countries (Guatemala and Mexico) entering Belize.
Unbearable Stench At ‘OW’ School – Classes Canceled
Earlier today we reported about the extremely foul stench coming from the New River near La Inmaculada RC School in Orange Walk Town
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The Reporter has been informed that classes at the La Inmaculada RC School in Orange Walk Town have been cancelled, until at least Monday.
2 People Seriously Injured In Separate Accidents In Bz. City
There were two traffic accidents in Belize City – one on Central American Boulevard and another on North Front Street. Information is that two persons were seriously injured.
Miss Universe Belize Pageant promises to be bigger and better than ever
The 2019 Miss Universe Belize delegates are set to take the stage on Friday night to vie for the much coveted crown. The winner will compete internationally at the Miss Universe pageant in Seoul, South Korea in December 2019. Today, the National Director of the Miss Universe Belize pageant, Romeo Escobar, told us how this …
The public misuses the Highway, Cisco Contract Manager states
Commuters on the Philip Goldson highway might have noticed yellow tapes around lampposts that have been recently destroyed by car accidents. The Highway has been recently reconstructed with wider roads and ample lighting for drivers at night but there has been an increase in road accidents on the highway. Today, Cisco Construction Contract Manager, Arsenio …
Cuban artist brightens up Pinks Alley with mural
Renowned Cuban artist, Carlos Rafael Gonzalez Barban is back in Belize. He was invited by the National Institute of Culture and History (NICH) to judge various Carnival events, but decided that he wanted to do much more while in the country. He currently has an exhibit open at the Image Factory, and yesterday, he began …
One man’s determination transforms empty lot into community park
What is the Charlie Burton Park? Where in Belize City can it be located? You probably have no clue, unless you are one of those fortunate south side residents who have been gifted with a secure, attractive recreational space in the middle of multiple Belize City hotspots. Today, our Love team went looking for answers …
Orange Walk Town Mayor addresses New River contamination
For weeks, the New River which flows through the Orange Walk District has been the subject of intense concern. While there have been reports of pollution in past years, and even fish kills, residents say this is the worst it has ever been. Multiple fish, crocodile and even manatee kills have been reported recently, and …
Is keeping school gates closed until 8:30 am safe?
On Tuesday, Principal of St Matthew’s Government School, Shakeyra Berry, explained the rationale behind a new school policy that sees children only accessing the school’s compound at eight thirty in the mornings. Today, a concerned parent from the school contacted us and told us that the students are exposed to a higher risk if they …
La Inmaculada RC School closed due to stench from the New River
Love News has been able to confirm that in a meeting hosted by Ministry of Education representatives this afternoon the decision was made to cancel classes at La Inmaculada RC School, in Orange Walk Town. The school is located very near the New River and since early this morning, our studio has been receiving reports …
Philip Godson Highway raises concerns after roundabout sinks
There has been much criticism of a section of the road works on the Philip Goldson Highway. One glaring target of that criticism has been a roundabout which already shows huge gaps in the cementing. The thing is that that roundabout was built very recently as part of an ongoing project carried out by Cisco …
DOE says drought affects magnitude of Sargassum
While nobody seems to be able to definitively pinpoint the source of the New River’s contamination, much less offer a definitive solution, a prolonged drought as a result of the much vilified climate change has been cited as one of the factors. But climate change, in its role as villain, wears many different hats and …
Oswald Arnold’s mother waiting on DNA results
In May of last year, 20-year-old Oswald Arnold went missing after going on a fishing trip with friends. In November, human skeletal remains were found in the Belize River, near Teakettle Village, Cayo District and were suspected to be that of Arnold. Rosita Orellana, who is Arnold’s mother, told our Cayo Correspondent, Fem Cruz, that …
DOE addresses deforestation in Belize
Belize is blessed with about 58% forest cover, and deforestation is one of the issues currently in the national spotlight. There is a constant battle between development and the protection of the environment. That’s where the DOE comes in, with those troublesome, annoying things called Environmental Impact Assessments (EIAs). Chief Environmental Officer, Martin Alegria, discussed the relation between EIAs and land clearing...
Accused Coast Guard’s mother says there’s more to the story
A member of the Belize Coast Guard has been arrested and charged for two counts of aggravated assault, one count of wounding and one count discharging a firearm in public. 23-year-old Brian Orellana, was arrested by Belmopan Police following a report made on September 1 by Christina Teul. It is alleged that Orellana pointed a gun at Teul, threatening to shoot her...
Breaking Belize News
Bus standoff averted; new law expected to protect local operators in cross border transport
A new statutory instrument attempts to resolve the issue of bus transport between neighbors Belize, […]
Huge bush fire on Fabers Road
Belize Fire Service personnel were called today to extinguish a large bush fire on Fabers […]
Policeman charged with causing harm
Belmopan resident and police officer Oscar Itch is accused of causing harm to a woman […]
Midway Village Council Election to be held this Sunday
The Elections and Boundaries Commission notifies the public that the Midway Village Council Elections in […]
Lakeview Street resident is busted with live 5.56 rounds of ammunition
Lakeview Street resident, 41-year-old Eckert Alexander Nunez, was charged with kept ammunition without being granted […]
Cabinet sub committee meets to discuss $1 billion worth of potential investment projects
The Cabinet Sub Committee on Investment (CSIC), met in Belmopan today to review “upcoming potential […]
Isla Cariñosa to get new Craft Market
A ground breaking ceremony was held this morning to officially mark the start of construction […]
Corozal Town Council embarks on beautification and rehabilitation of parks
The Corozal Town Council has embarked on a much needed beautification and rehabilitation of the […]
Over 2,400 dengue cases detected in Belize
The Office of the Director of Health Services is closely monitoring dengue cases in Belize. […]
Caught “going through the back”, more trouble awaits Brandon Taylor
Accused criminal figures Brandon Taylor, 33; and Javan Nurick Clare, 24, are in custody today […]
Police investigating 3 separate traffic accidents within hours in Belize City
Authorities are investigating 3 traffic accidents that occured within hours of each other this morning […]
Rafael Usher dies 34 days after being shot multiple times
Rafael Usher,27, succumbed to his injuries yesterday at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital. Usher had […]
Coast Guard officer charged for aggravated assault
Authorities have formally arrested and charged Brian Orellana,23, a coast guard officer for aggravated assault, […]
Consulate of Belize in Florida resumes operations after Hurricane Dorian
The Consulate of Belize in Florida informed today that it is fully operational after being […]
Orange Walk Mayor calls on Ministry of Education to intervene due to ‘stench’ at primary school
Mayor of Orange Walk town, Kevin Bernard, is concerned about the health of the children […]
Belize~ Need for Clean Water Commission
Citizens of Orange Walk and San Ignacio have been expressing grave concern about the deteriorated state of the New River and Macal River, respectively. […]
Southwest Airlines Launches Fall/Winter Flight Sale
It's seat sale time again - Fall travelers can also fly direct from New York City to Chicago or from Fort Lauderdale, Florida to Belize City, Belize for under $100 one-way.
She ditched Canada at 56 for Belize
Upgrade: ‘To hell with it:’ She ditched Canada at 56 for Belize, where couples get ‘everything you could imagine’ for under $50,000 a year.
She moved to this beautiful, laid-back island in 2013. Here’s the surprising reason she’s returning to North America
Climate change and human action threaten coral reef growth, UNC researchers find
Humans’ use of resources, land management and lifestyles can have significant impacts on the planet — and the ocean's coral reefs are at risk, UNC researchers said.
Justin Baumann, a postdoctoral researcher in marine sciences and biology at UNC, along with several other researchers, examined coral in the world’s second-largest reef system and concluded that climate change and human activity pose a serious threat to coral growth.
Researchers specifically compared the growth of nearshore and offshore corals of the same reef system. They found that the nearshore corals, which have historically grown faster, have experienced slowing growth rates while rates for offshore coral — 30 to 60 kilometers from the coast in this study — have remained stable.
Beneath the surface: diving in the Caribbean
Diving the Caribbean is more than a rite of passage; with so many sites to experience, it’s a lifetime’s work, says Karl Cushing
The Caribbean’s dive smarts don’t end with its excellent visibility and famously abundant and diverse marine life. From wreck and shark dives to subterranean sinkholes and epic walls, it truly is a one-stop shop for divers of all abilities.
Accessible options for newbies eager to tick off a good range of sightings include Cozumel. With dive sites such as Colombia Wall and Palancar Reef, the Mexican island is a certified crowd-pleaser that caters to all-comers. Top picks for more advanced divers include the islands of St Croix and Saba, off St Maarten, while Bonaire, in the Dutch Caribbean, has long been heralded as the region’s top spot for shore diving, backed by sites such as 1,000 steps and Alice in Wonderland.
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Dear Ocean Academy Friends and Supporters, it is that time of year!, 1.5min. Ocean Academy's enrollment has grown 18% since last school year!
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Every little bit helps to keep a student in school.
First day of school in Graham Creek, 5min. 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 Creek faced. We showed you the story of two men, local heroes to the people of Graham Creek. We walked in the shoes of Principal Jose Cuc and teacher Germuel Choco for one day and it was no joke. That’s almost one year ago. On Monday we went back to take some help for the school and find out how things have been going. Here’s a look of how the first day of school went for the children in Graham Creek.
10TH OF SEPTEMBER SONG, 6min. A Remembrance Ceremony is held at the Historic Cemetery each year and afterwards a celebration is held at the Sand Bar. At the cemetery a wreath is displayed and the list or person interred or passed are read and a bell tolled for them. On long weekends when residents decorate their homes and prizes have been awarded for the best decorated home.
Sweet Songs Jungle Resort - Belize, 1min. During our production trip in Belize we had the opportunity to spend a few days surrounded by beautiful jungle and nature. We went river tubing, horseback riding to the mayan ruins, had bonfires on the beach, and more! This is what we captured during our time at Sweet Songs, I hope you enjoy the video!
Belize / Esmeralda Canyon Diving / 04-2019, 3min.
Caye Caulker Craft Market ground-breaking ceremony, 37min.
Making bricks, notebooks and shoes out of Sargassum, 1.5min. Small entrepreneurs are begining to find ways to take advantage of Sargassum, an invading brown seaweed that is invading the beaches of the Mexican carribean afecting tourism. Shoes, notebooks and even bricks to build houses are some of undergoing projects
La Inmaculada RC closed due to stench from New River, 2min. Love News has been able to confirm that in a meeting hosted by Ministry of Education representatives this afternoon the decision was made to cancel classes at La Inmaculada RC School, in Orange Walk Town. The school is located very near the New River and since early this morning, our studio has been receiving reports that the stench from the river was affecting students. That prompted the school’s administration to call on the Ministry of Education, which in turn, called in Public Health inspectors. In the meeting this afternoon, education reps confirmed that the pollution of the river is releasing some gas into the air and also confirmed that students have complained of headaches, nausea, and vomiting.
What is a Blue Hole? | Belize | Hungama Kids, 2min. Today on Our Nature, we will be talking about a bewildering phenomenon, which resulted because of 10000 years old geological changes. We are talking about the amazing Blue hole of Belize
Ranguana Cay Belize, 3.5min. Belize Sailing with The Moorings August 2019
Belize Youth COCONUT WORKSHOP, 6.5min. The coconut tree produces many by-products... some you eat and use on the body but others are good for making fancy art. Take a look at what first time youth can do with just a little assistance.
From San Antonio Village in Corozal.
Sports Talk Show, 62min.
Kids in Action: The Littoral Firest, 3.5min. As part of our continue education program, the Kids in Action group meet every Saturday. We emphasis in the ecosystem around our Island. Last week was littoral forest, thanks to our partners and dive shops; especially Access to Better Opportunities.