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Last night's TV news on Channel 7, Channel 5, LOVETV, PGTV, Reef TV, KREM, and CTV 3. Also with the most recent Open Your Eyes, Belize Now, Talk Ah Di Town, and other specials.


The San Pedro Sun

No reported injuries in Boca del Rio fire
A fire in the Boca del Río area destroyed a two-storey wooden structure at around 6AM on the morning of Saturday, September 14th. The San Pedro Fire Department was able to contain the blaze before it could spread to any other buildings in the vicinity. However, none of the contents (family belongings) inside the burning house could be saved. The Fire Department is now investigating the cause of the fire. The San Pedro Sun will have more information on this latest incident as it becomes available.

Various Belizean Sources

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Cristina Martinez passes away
Mayor Daniel Guerrero, the San Pedro Town Council and Staff would like to extend its sincere condolences to the Martinez friends and family on the sadly passing of Ms. Cristina Martinez. Ms. Martinez will be greatly missed as she was an active member of our society and always willing to help others in need and a very hard working woman. Funeral services will be on Sunday, at 2pm at the San Pedro R.C. Church.

Adamir Choc's body found
The lifeless body of Adamir Choc was discovered moments ago on the Never Delay road outside of Cotton Tree Village.

Update on the New River – Use of Aerators to Remediate Current Conditions of the New River
The Department of the Environment (DOE) hereby informs the public, especially residents of Orange Walk Town and those living in the vicinity of the New River, that the Department is implementing a pilot initiative to use aerators in the river, as recommended by the recently established New River Task Force. The intention is to remedy the current conditions of the New River by using aerators to introduce oxygen in the water and revert the current anaerobic condition of the river, consequently decreasing the stench coming out of the river.

Puma in Ladyville
This puma was seen yesterday afternoon up a tree in a yard in the Lake View Gardens area of the village. Visits by Forest Dept yesterday and today were unable to locate it again.

Carnival in Corozal
Carnival is a time of revelry, where there's an explosive display of color, music, and creativity! The King and Queen Competition is an essential part of celebrating carnival in Belize. Corozal Carnival will be held on Friday September 20th, 2019. The Route 2019: Santa Rita Road, 7th Avenue, Turn left into first Avenue, Straight into 4th Avenue, Turn left into 8th st. North, Into 5th avenue, Ends at Recalde Stadium.

Caye Caulker Parade Photos
Firstly, we take this opportunity to wish our staff member, Jerome, a happy birthday. C.C.V.C would like to thank all the schools businesses, police, fire , B.W.S.L., the health department and the staff of the Caye Caulker Village Council who participated and made the uniform parade a success!

ArT In ThE ParK in Corozal, photos
A little stroll at our ArT In ThE ParK tonight was great. Beautiful moonlight. Wonderful event and turnout. Great music, So many stalls offering trinkets, food, wood carvings, acrylic paintings, coconut husk art, etc. Our favourite was definitely Coconut Hut.

Corozal All Stars U17 Female over Benque 9-0
CONGRATULATIONS! Corozal All Stars U17 Female wins Benque 9-0. Impressive, well done girls. Thank you for your continued commitment, special thanks to the coaches, parents and players. Well done. Total goals 17-0. Unofficially we continue leading the U17 Females FFB Global Table of Standing -

Rafael Cal Scholarship Awards
Each September we welcome six new students into our Rafael Cal Memorial High School Scholarship program. Congratulations, Javeed Romero, Shamira Hernandez, Nathaniel Gonzalez, Keian White, Carly Galvez and Jossiah Lucas! They were selected from the primary schools in San Ignacio and Santa Elena and are now enrolled in Sacred Heart College, Eden SDA High School, and St. Ignatius High School. 57 students have graduated through this program.

FRANCISCO MAY PECH
Francisco May Pech (1884 - 1969) was the last supreme commander of Maya military forces . He was a Yucatec Maya General considered as the last Genral of the rebellious Maya hosts of the so-called War of Castes in the Yucatan Peninsula , Mexico , particularly in the region that today constitutes the peninsular state of Quintana Roo , where he lived a large part of his life and died. He was born in Yokdzonot and died in Chan Santa Cruz, which was the original name of the current city of Felipe Carrillo Puerto and is also the name given to the de facto independent Maya state , which was the capital or main redoubt of the indigenous rebels during the rebellion known as Caste War . The rebellious Maya were known as the Cruzoob .

Breaking Belize NewsPJ

Oldest living WW2 veteran turns 110

By BBN Staff: The oldest known living World War II veteran, Lawrence Brooks, celebrated his 110th birthday this week at the National World War II Museum in New Orleans, Louisiana. Brooks was born Sept. 12, 1909. […]

Twenty-two Belizean Patriots honored
Annually, the Government seeks out individuals who have provided outstanding and meritorious service to the country and people of Belize and offers a small recognition under the National Award system. […]

One dead, one critical in Belmopan shooting
A minor, 17, is dead and a man is in critical condition following a shooting in Belmopan this morning. Reports are that Uver Delgado, was shot to the head and died while receiving emergency care. […]

PUP laments tragedy at Civic Center
The People’s United Party (PUP) today extended condolences to the families of the men killed on Friday when the platform of the scaffolding upon which they were working gave way. […]

Body of missing teen found
The body of missing teen, Adamir ‘Mia’ Choc was discovered today on the Never Delay road on the outskirts of Cotton Tree village. Choc went missing as she exited a night club in Belmopan around 3 am last Saturday. […]

“New river stench will get worse before it gets better,” warns DOE
The Department of the Environment (DOE) said today that it is taking steps to address the environmental issue causing the putrid stench from the New River, which is affecting communities in Orange Walk, but added the stench will get worse before it gets better. […]

Former murder suspect is charged with stealing woman’s bike
Kareem Francis, 29, who has beaten more than one murder charges in the past, remains in police custody until he can pay an old fine then post bail granted to him for the offense of theft of a beach cruiser bicycle. […]

Blogs

September in Belize. Red, White and Blue? Check. Heat? Check!
Yesterday I had an hour or so before a meeting so I went on a bit of a walk about. San Pedro town is getting busier and busier when it comes to traffic but there is really no better way to really see and experience this island. The island is being fully decorated for September 21st – Independence Day in Belize. Many also celebrate independence days around Central America and Mexico. I took a bunch of other pictures as I walked along the beach. Clouds, humidity, sun and HEAT is the forecast for the near term!

International Sourcesizz

2 Days in Belize: Ruminations on Ruins, Rum, and Running out of Room (to Eat)
How to make the most of a quick visit to Belize. Belize, formerly British Honduras and the place whose town called San Pedro is the alleged inspiration behind Madonna’s 1986 hit, “La Isla Bonita,” is a fascinating Central American country with a stark dual personality, with delights to be found in either camp. (You will find that “this is where I long to be,” is a relevant Madonna lyric in either case.) It is also a place that has become more and more accessible to Americans, especially during the rise of discount travel and budget economy class, requiring only half a day’s time from most U.S. airport hubs. In even just a scant two days it is possible to get a good long look at both of Belize’s unique faces, from the inland ruins and rainforest to the island tiki and tacos. If quick and dirty travel to Belize makes itself available to you—looking at you, Scott’s Cheap Flights—then by all means, carpe Belize. (That’s “seize the Belize.” Belize it or not, any and all clever Belize-based word play has already been done.)

One Mexican charged in Belize cocaine bust
One of the six subjects detained by Belize Police in an anti-drug operation is a man of Mexican nationality. The six were busted while unloading more than 1,300 kilos of cocaine from a plane along the Coastal Road, near the Mexican border. La Policía de Belice report that four of those arrested have been charged with the crime of drug trafficking including the 69-year-old Mexican national. The King Air Aircraft 200 was seen landing along the Belizean highway approximately 250 kilometers south of Chetumal.

Tropical disturbances continue to stir over central Atlantic
In addition to Humberto and the feature in the Gulf of Mexico, there are a few other tropical disturbances that bear watching over the central Atlantic for possible impact later in the week. There are three disturbances being monitored over the central Atlantic this weekend. These are located between 1,000 and 1,500 miles east of the Lesser Antilles as of Saturday afternoon. Dry air was surrounding most of these features which were drifting toward an area of increasing wind shear.

Videos

  • Noche Centro Americana parade in San Pedro, 3min.

  • Banda San Jose Guayabal at Noche Centro Americana, 7min. Banda San Jose Guayabal from El Salvador performing in San Pedro Town for Noche Centro Americana that honours the Independence of Mexico and five Central American countries (Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Costa Rica).

  • Noche Centro Americana parade in San Pedro, 2min.

  • Pickup truck slowing down and following a young girl in Xaibe Village, 1/4min. The video shared on socal media shows an unknown pickup truck slowing down and following a young girl in Xaibe Village today. The young girl becomes frightened and runs away. Police are now investigating the case, as village residents have raised concerns.

  • San Pedro Fire, 1min. Morning fire controlled on Ambergris Caye, captured by neighborhood resident Hillyboo Lara who had lost his house due to fire about a year ago.

  • 6 beautiful Manatees, 1/4min. Blessed day aboard yolo- As everyone got to experience a lovely family of 6 beautiful Manatees just cruising the beautiful waters of San Pedro, Belize

  • St Georges Caye Parade 2019 in Cayo, 4min. Video from Cayo's 2019 St. George's Caye Day parade. "10th St.George's Caye parade that took place in San Ignacio, on the west side.

  • You Better Belize It, 4min. siena and migs' trip to belize sept 2019

  • BELIZE - Snorkling with Sharks & Barrier reef, 2min. Snorkling around the Caye Caulker Island Belize With Nurse Sharks, around the Barrier Reef and more.

  • Caye Caulker, Belize 08-2018, 3min. Everything is going slow in Caye Caulker and San Pedro Island, the perfect place to be calm and laze.

  • Developing back yard food forest in Belize, 18min. Check out my progress in growing a personal food forest in the tropical climate of Belize in Central America.

  • PanYaad Belmopan Edition 2019 | Live at OLOG Primary School, Belmopan, 3hr30min.

  • Houston Ultimate Women’s Expo, 1min. The Houston Ultimate Women’s Expo is a consumer show promoting women empowerment. This event is the ultimate showcase for the latest products and services, including the very best in shopping, beauty, health and wellness and ofcourse, travel and leisure. Here's some testimonials from the show!