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The San Pedro Sun
On Saturday, September 14th, about 10:53AM, police visited the airstrip in San Pedro Town and conducted a search in a plane that arrived from Corozal Town. The search led to the discovery of a blue bag containing (2) parcels of suspected cannabis weighing a total of 1,462 grams. Police are investigating.
Wolfe’s Woofer: Suspicious Minds
Vernon found me at the restaurant on the beach and ate breakfast while I finished my coffee.
“What happened to you last night?” I asked. “One minute you were shooting pool with me and Mario and all of a sudden at nine-thirty, you disappeared.”
“I went off and got in trouble is what I did,” he said. “I need some advice.”
“Well, at least this time it’s just advice you need and not bail money, too. What happened?”
Doctor Love: My son says he hates me
Dear Doctor Love,
My son tells me he hates me. He’s said it twice, and I don’t know how to respond. Do you have any thoughts on what I should do?
Few things hurt a parent like hearing the words “I hate you,” from their child but they are only words, despite the intensity you think is behind them. Your son doesn’t hate you—he loves you. He just got angry and didn’t know how to handle it. Whether your son is a toddler or a teenager, you can help him learn better communication skills.
Various Belizean Sources
Caye Caulker: Congratulations to the Stingrays!
Congratulations to Councilor Reynolds and the Stingrays for winning the championship game tonight!
New Corozal Sign
The newly Corozal is soon finished. It is now painted, and all it is left are the lights to be connected and some finishing touch.
Pan Yaad Concert 2019
Live performances from Pan di Rock band, Omolewa Osain band, and Pandemonium Jr bands at the 2019 Pan Yaad concert held at the ITVET.
Missing Woman Calls Family, Strange Claims
A family member of Alicia Hernandez has reached out to say that she has just communicated with the family and claims she was assaulted and robbed and had no way of communicating with them. But she is allegedly alive and well.
Locked Up Abroad !
There has been word in the business community, for some time now, that there is an “extortion ring” inside Belize’s tax circles. When that “ring” gets wind that you owe taxes they offer to clear your books for a price. Say you owe $75,000 in taxes; the “ring” can convert that to an outstanding sum of $25,000 for a fee of $15,000.
NO ARRESTS IN DOUBLE MURDER
Up to this morning Police sources say that they have made no arrests for the murders of two minors in San Martin in Belmopan on Saturday. The names of two youths have been called on social media as the suspected murderers, but Police would not speculate or confirm.
Drug bust Nets 3,000 LBS of Cocaine
This week started off with a bang as gunshots broke the still of the night just off the Coastal Road at mile 7 just after midnight on Monday. That is where a King beach aircraft landedin Belize, loaded with cocaine. There to greet them were Belizean law enforcement personnel.
Editorial – Friday September 13th. 2019
The Reporter is unable to substantiate any of what follows, but during several interviews with knowledgeable persons, we have stitched together the following account:
When a drug plane lands, whether it be in the north or in the south, or in the center as it did this time off the Coastal Road, its arrival triggers a bee-hive of frenetic activity.
Deputy Tax Director Awaits Trial in US Extortion Case
Reynaldo Verde, the Deputy Director of General Services of the Belize Tax Services Department was detained in the United States over the weekend and has been taken to Florida to face charges of extortion and attempted extortion.
WORST FEARS REALIZED
The desperate search for missing teenager Adamir Choc, 19, ended today with the discovery of her badly decomposed body on the Never Delay Road on the outskirts of Belmopan City.
Elderly man missing
76-year-old Humberto Alcoser, a resident of Corozal Town, is missing. Alcoser was last seen on September 15, when he left home for an unknown destination. Anyone with information that can assist in locating Alcoser, is asked to contact the nearest police station.
Missing Woman Found Well and Alive
21-year-old Alicia Isabel Hernandez from San Ignacio, Cayo was found after she had gone missing. Hernandez was reported missing on September 8 after family members last heard of her being in a casino that same night. She was found in Santa Elena and has been reunited with her family, alive and well.
A couple from the community of Hope Creek in the Stann Creek District is lucky to be alive following a frightening and violent home invasion early this morning. 29-year-old Jian Feng Chen and his wife, 27-year-old Veronica Gonzalez Corodo were asleep when three armed men gained accessed to their home through the atic. Chen told police that the men tied them up and ransacked the house, stealing two thousand dollars. Thereafter, the men made good their escape in Chen’s silver 2004 Isuzu rodeo valued at eight thousand dollars.
Gun violence claims two live
Two teenagers with so much promise were gunned down in Belmopan. According to police reports, just before 10:00 a.m., yesterday, September 14, police responded to a report of a shooting incident on St. Joseph Street located in the San Martin Area of Belmopan. 17-year-old Gruver Delgado and 16-year-old Herman Viadarez were injured in the incident. Delgado died at the Western Regional Hospital yesterday while undergoing treatment. Meanwhile Viadarez was transported to the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital where he died at about 4:00 this morning
Teenager succumbed to his injuries
16-year-old Herman Viadarez succumbed to his injuries early this morning at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital. As we reported yesterday, Viadarez was one of two persons injured in a shooting incident yesterday in Belmopan. His cousin 17-year-old Gruver Delgado died while undergoing treatment at the Western Regional Hospital yesterday.
Breaking Belize News
Mexico and most of Central America celebrate Independence Day
Independence Day for Belize is still six days away, but similar celebrations are winding down across much of Central America tonight and starting up in Mexico on Monday.
Elderly man reported missing in Corozal
The family of 76- year old Humberto Alcoser is seeking the public’s assistance in locating him.
Alcoser was last seen about 3pm today
when he left home to an unknown destination.
Big wins for Bandits and Verdes as Premier League first round comes to a close
After an international break, the Premier League of Belize returned to close out its first round of the tournament this weekend.
On Saturday night, Belmopan Bandits, top side despite having played a game less, crushed bottom side Freedom Fighters/Valley Pride F.C. 6-2 at the Isidoro Beaton Stadium in the capital.
Vehicle runs off highway, leaves two men critically injured
A grey SUV heading from Orange Walk to Corozal ran off the Philip Goldson Highway just after 3 this afternoon. The incident occurred about 3 miles outside of Orange Walk town.
Gun and ammunition found in Belize City
A search conducted by police on Raccoon Street, Belize City led to the discovery of one black .38 Special Revolver, loaded with six live .38 rounds of ammunition.
San Pedro police nab weed on plane
Yesterday morning, San Pedro police conducted a search on a plane that arrived from Corozal Town and found a blue bag with two parcels of cannabis.
Young woman reported missing in San Ignacio
The family of Alicia Hernandez is seeking the public’s assistance in locating her.
Hernandez was last seen on Monday, September 9, 2019. Her family has been trying to reach her since then.
Police: Post-Mortem exam to be conducted on body of Mia Choc
Authorities today informed that a post mortem examination will be conducted on the body of Adamir ‘Mia’ Choc to determine her cause of death.
Two young men murdered in Belmopan
Police are investigating the murders of two Belmopan teenagers.
According to reports, around 9:50 a.m. yesterday, police responded to a shooting incident on St. Joseph Street, San Martin area, Belmopan.
Charging cell-phone leads to apartment fire
Authorities are investigating a fire that destroyed an apartment complex in the Boca Del Rio area of San Pedro.
Around 6:10 a.m. yesterday morning, one of the occupants of the room woke up after he smelled something burning.
Home invasion reported in Hope Creek
Police are investigating a home invasion that occurred this morning in Hope Creek, Stann Creek.
An Asian businessman reported that around 4:30 a.m. today, three armed men entered his home.
Minor dies from gunshot
Herman Valladares, 16, who was shot in Belmopan yesterday, died from his injuries at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital (KHMH) this morning.
Valladares was shot along with his cousin Gruver Delgado, 17. They were both shot to the head. While Delgado died instantly.
NICH invites public to National September Lecture on History of the Flag
The National Institute of Culture and History (NICH) is inviting teachers, students, and the general public to its sixth annual National September Lecture.
The lecture is entitled “The History and Evolution of the Belize Flag,” and will be held at the Bliss Center for Performing Arts in Belize City on Tuesday, September 17, at 8:00 p.m.
Police investigate stabbing in San Jose, Toledo
Authorities are investigating a fatal stabbing that occurred last night in San Jose, Toledo.
According to reports, a group of men were involved in a brawl that resulted in two men being stabbed.
UDP Orange Walk North standard bearer abruptly resigns
UDP Standard Bearer for Orange Walk North, Homero Novelo, tendered his resignation letter to the United Democratic Party (UDP) secretariat on September 9, 2019.
“I don’t want to be counted out for one day I may seek public office again,” Novelo stated.
A Sidewalk Stroll In Beach Town Belize
People are always fascinated to find out that we have just one road and one sidewalk where I live in Placencia, Belize. The sidewalk runs north to south and is sandwiched between the road and the beach, the three running in parallel for about two miles in the heart of our little village. Historically, our sidewalk has actually been famous, as it’s been in the Guinness Book of World Records for being the world’s narrowest main street. In true Caribbean fashion, its foundation is made of broken conch shells.
There is something truly delightful about getting a seaweed shake from The Shak near the point (the very end of the peninsula) and wandering up the sidewalk with my little dog,
Snorkeling and Scuba Diving in Placencia and The Southern Barrier Reef
The Belize Barrier Reef is one of the greatest ocean wonders in the world. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, it is the second-largest barrier reef in the world.
If you’re visiting Belize, don’t miss your opportunity to explore the Reef. Teeming with live corals and vivid aquatic life, it is a spectacular destination for any scuba diver, snorkeler or sea kayaker.
Placencia is a lively area that’s popular with visitors from around the world. You can find beaches, dining, and shopping in the heart of Belize’s vacation area. Placencia has over 16 miles of unspoiled beachfront and it is a great place to start your Belize adventure.
What Is Glover’s Reef Atoll? And Why Is It So Special?
Glover’s Reef is one such atoll located approximately 22 miles (35 km) offshore from mainland Belize. Glover’s Atoll is part of a protected marine reserve called the Gladden Spit and Silk Cayes Marine Reserve (GSSCMR), one of the most beautiful and eco-diverse regions of the reef. The clear water, white sandy beaches, and abundance of fish and other marine life make Glover’s Reef one of the most popular scuba diving and snorkeling sites in Belize.
Today, Glover’s Reef Atoll is an oval ring of coral measuring some 54 miles (87 km) in circumference around what was once an island. Inside Glover’s reef, there are more than 700 “patch” reefs or isolated stands of coral, including delicate fan corals and squat brain corals. These corals are why Glover’s Reef is such a biodiverse region. Everything from spiny urchins to huge schools of curious parrotfish uses the coral to hide from predators, lay eggs, and search for food. Divers have spotted stingrays, sharks, sea turtles, and rays in the reef, but it is the springtime visitors that get the most attention.
Tips for Solo Travellers Visiting Belize
Many solo visitors like to visit Belize outside of the major holidays like Christmas and Easter. If you come during the “off season,” you can save on lodgings, and airfare is often cheaper as well. Some of the best months to visit when it’s less crowded are January, February, and after Easter.
And don’t worry about meeting people or making friends! Belize is world-famous for its friendly locals. Belize is still far enough off the beaten path that it feels like a small town. And with everyone speaking English, you’ll never have any problems striking up a conversation.
If you’re flying into Belize, you’ll land at the Philip Goldson Airport. It’s sometimes called the Belize City Airport, but it’s actually located about nine miles north of Belize City in a village called Ladyville.
ADO Bus from Cancun to Belize City
Belize is located just south of Mexico’s famed Yucatan Peninsula, so many travelers are interested in information on how to get from Cancún to Belize City or vice versa.
The cheapest option by far is to take the bus. The ADO Bus company operates the sole Cancún-Belize City route with an express service that operates each way twice per day.
From the main bus terminal in Cancún, the bus leaves at either 7:30 AM or 10:15 PM. The busstops at Playa del Carmen, Tulum, and then Bacalar before crossing the border into Belize. The bus also makes brief stops in Corozal Town and Orange Walk Town before arriving at the central bus terminal in Belize City. Transit time is approximately eight hours.
Getting to Belize From Europe
Due to Belize’s location in Central America, there are no non-stop flights to the country from Europe. The good news, however, is that it is now easier than ever for people in Europe to enjoy an unforgettable vacation in Belize.
As a former British colony, Belize has always been a popular destination for Britons. American Airlines now offers direct flights to Belize that depart from London’s Heathrow Airport and make a stop in Miami, Florida before continuing on to Belize. Flights to Belize depart four times per week from Heathrow and have only a short layover in Miami before continuing directly to Belize City.
Humberto to track dangerously close to Bermuda this week, possibly as a major hurricane
Strengthening Hurricane Humberto is expected to track close enough to Bermuda to unleash heavy rain, strong winds and pounding seas this week.
As of 5 a.m. EDT Monday, Humberto was moving northeast at 5 mph with maximum sustained winds of 85 mph. The storm is expected to continue to strengthen early this week as it stirs rough surf along the East coast of the United States.
Restorative aquaculture: can farming shellfish and seaweed provide habitat benefits?
While aquaculture is often associated with degrading water quality, invasive species introductions and the destruction of important coastal habitats, increasing evidence suggests that well-designed and managed aquaculture – particularly of shellfish and seaweeds – can provide ecosystem services including habitat benefits for fish and other marine life.
Working alongside key partners around the world, The Nature Conservancy is combining global-scale synthesis science and on-the-ground projects that address remaining scientific questions around the habitat value of shellfish and seaweed aquaculture.
PAN YAAD 2019, 3.5hr.
Caye Caulker Parade night., 1.5min.
Ethnographic Field School in Belize, 4min. Center for Applied Anthropology at Northern Kentucky University
Celebrate Independence Day in Belize, 1min. Independence Day 2019 will be a special time in Belize as the country celebrates its 38th anniversary of gaining full sovereignty. The occasion will be marked with a number of amazing celebrations, parties, and activities. Every year, Belize celebrates the September celebrations with a unique theme. This year’s official theme is “From Maya Grandeur to Modern Glory, Together Let’s Shape the Belizean Story.”
Juan Gabriel's "Siempre En Mi Mente" performed by the Belize National Youth Orchestra, 3min. As part of Belize's 38 Independence celebrations the Belize National Youth Orchestra performed at the Benque Cancha September 15, 2019 with Siempre en Mi Mente.
Second musical rendition by the Belize Youth Orchestra in Benque Viejo, 4.5min.
Carnival 2019 Belize, 3min. Just some short clips of what occurred carnival day here in the Jewel of Belize. Hope you guys enjoy this.
Belize Zip-line, 3.5min. Zipping through jungle canopy.
This is why Belize is a fishing paradise| Team JRubio, 13min. wow this is freaking awesome this is why i love this sport so much!
Cahal Pech ⎮Belize, 5.5min. I went on my first solo trip! Belize was amazing and I highly recommend it.
Grandpa John Feeding Tarpon in Belize, 5min.
PLB Opening Season| Verdes FC vs Altitude FC | Live at Norman Broaster Stadium, San Ignacio, 2.5hr.
Pan Yaad Concert 2019 I Omolewa Osain Band, 4.5min.
Pan Yaad Concert 2019 I Pandemonium Band, 4min.
Pan Yaad Concert 2019 I Pandimonium Jr., 5.5min.
Pan Yaad Concert 2019 I Pan Di Rock Band, 4min.