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Changes in the Pump Price of Fuel Effective October 3, 2019
The Ministry of Finance announces that at midnight on October 3, 2019, the pump prices of three fuel products will change.
The prices for premium gasoline will register decrease and regular gasoline and diesel will register increase as follows:
Premium gasoline will decrease by 25 cents from $10.84 to $10.59 per gallon;
Regular gasoline will increase by 34 cents from $9.93 to $10.27 per gallon...
Belize observes International Day of Older Persons
October 1st, is celebrated around the world as the international day of older persons, this year it’s celebrated under the theme ‘Journey to Age Equality’. This theme calls us to join international and national efforts to ensure that all persons have equal access to meeting their basic needs throughout the life course; specifically for older persons whose needs are often not considered a priority.
In observance of the International Day of Older Persons, the National Council on Ageing launched its Front Ah Di Line Campaign and host the first National Ageing Expo at the Ramada Princess Hotel on October 1st.
Elections and Boundaries Department classifies on Representation of the People Act
The Elections and Boundaries Department wishes to advise the general public that the Representation of the People Act clearly outlines the process and steps that are required to be taken prior to any individual becoming a registered elector. As such, the department operates strictly within the rule of law.
The Representation of the People Act states that the registering officer shall conduct investigations into the facts set out in each application. cations as an elector, that elector is disallowed.
PACT commits $1.15 million investment in Belize’s Marine Reserve Network
The Protected Areas Conservation Trust (PACT) continues to be the premier donor to Belize’s National Protected Areas System. Today, PACT continued the roll out of its Conservation Investment Strategy with another investment, this time in multiple Marine Protected Areas under the management of the Belize Fisheries Department. A brief signing ceremony was held to award the $1.15 Million Dollar conservation investment.
The Roman Catholic Church Of Ambergris Caye
The island of Ambergris Caye was auctioned on the 13th of September 1869 and the successful bidder at $625.00 was James Hume Blake, a British magistrate of the Corozal District. The only land exempted from the sale was a lot given for the purpose of building a Roman Catholic Church in the village of San Pedro. At this time the village was inhabited by several Mestizo families who had fled from the Caste War in Yucatan and settled in the village which they named San Pedro.
The property given to the Catholic Church was left unoccupied for many years until early in the 1900's some village men began this labor of love and unity. It is known that in 1905 James Howell Blake II built his mansion that lived to be over 100 years old and popularly known as Blake House (The site is now occupied by Heritage Bank).
Various Belizean Sources
Juan de Dios & Super Latinos Band at Banana Beach
Los esperamos este Domingo 13 de Octubre a las 8:00 pm con la presentacion de Juan de Dios El Casanova musica en vivo con Super Latinos Band!
Newly reorganized Caye Caulker Business Association
You’re invited to attend the first open meeting of the newly reorganized Caye Caulker Business Association (CCBA). The meeting will be held at 6PM this Saturday, October 5th. at the Community Center.
This will be your opportunity to get to know the interim board members, ask questions and become familiar with the objectives of the organization. Also a chance to catch up with other members of the Caye Caulker business community.
2019 Corozal Relentless Free Basketball Training Camp
"Take Me Deeper" Ministries and Pastor David Vela of Waves of Faith Church Corozal would like to thank everyone who helped to make the 2019 Corozal Relentless Free Basketball Training Camp a success!
We had a total of 115 youth/young adults who participated in the camp and 11 teachers/coaches from the Corozal Sports Council, Libertad, Calcutta, San Antonio, Paraiso, Corozal Methodist, Church of Christ, and Xavier Schools who came for the basketball instruction training following the camp.
New book, "So Other People Wouild be Free"
Written by Doctor Tonya Leslie, a Hicaquena. Happiness is: friends and family letting you know that your book has arrived! Thanks everyone for supporting my book! Order yours here: So Other People Would Be Also Free: The Real Story of Rosa Parks for Kids.
Tour Guide Training - Birding
Birding is becoming a major target market in Belize... Learn more and participate in the 2nd Annual Birding festival happening in Cayo at the San Ignacio Resort on October 19 & 20, 2019
CARICOM Sugar Stakeholder Engagement Meeting
for Industry and Policy Makers held in Belize
Minister Tracy Taegar-Panton of the Ministry Investment, Trade and Commerce and Minister Godwin Hulse of the Ministry of Agriculture along with the CARICOM Secretariat hosted sugar stakeholders from across the Caribbean Community at the Best Western Plus Biltmore Plaza in Belize City yesterday, October 2nd, 2019. The engagement placed regional policymakers from the sugar industry, manufacturers and government in dialogue on the Future of the Caribbean Sugar Industry.
The purpose of the meeting is to discuss matters of interest to the region’s sugar industry as it relates to trade, production and product development.
Business Development for the Indian Creek Mayan Arts Women’s Group
In June of 2019, Belize Trade and Investment Development Service (BELTRAIDE), through the Small Business Development Centre Belize (SBDCBelize), and Ya’axché Conservation Trust (Ya’axché) signed a consultancy agreement to partner in providing business development assistance to the Indian Creek Mayan Arts Women’s Group (ICMAWG) located in Indian Creek Village, Toledo District.
The partnership between BELTRAIDE and Ya’axché has allowed the organizations to join efforts in providing support geared towards community development and empowerment. In particular the Indian Creek Mayan Arts Women’s Group is receiving business development advisory services and capacity building via a tailored training program from SBDCBelize.
Caye Caulker Village Council Collaborating with Sewage Disposal Company
The Caye Caulker Village Council is please to announce that after several months, we have established a relationship with the sewage disposal company. For more information, please email us or call the Village Council Office.
Power outage 6:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 6 to affect entire San Pedro, Ambergris Caye
BEL to conduct maintenance of San Pedro Substation, relocate transmission poles, replace insulators and transformers, and repair hotspots in the area.
CANDICE VS THE MAYOR!
CITY ADMINISTRATOR SUES BELIZE CITY COUNCIL!!!
Candice Miller, former City Administrator for the Belize City Council under Mayor Darrel Bradley, has taken the BZ City Council to court for wrongful termination.
Miller seeks a half a million dollars for what she claims was political victimization when she was terminated weeks after the PUP took control of City Hall despite her having a contract that extended for another 2 years.
The current Mayor, Bernard Wagner is counter suing Candice Miller for $1 million dollars allegedly caused by her dereliction of duty in settling a court case with the Waste Control Company. Miller says she tried unsuccessfully to bring the matter to Mayor Wagner who frozen her out immediately after taking the reigns of City Hall.
Another Testy Day In Court For Mayor Bernard Wagner
The marathon cross examination of Belize City Mayor Bernard Wagner concluded today in the Supreme Court before Justice Courtney Abel.
The mood in the courtroom was contentious as the Mayor and the attorney for his former city administrator Magali Perdomo clashed many times. And, occasionally, their exchanges - which should be confined strictly to questions and answers - became argumentative. At one point, in exasperation, Perdomo very audibly sucked her teeth at the mayor; she felt he was stonewalling.
It made for great political theater - but did it advance the case of former city administrator Candice Miller? Perdomo tried to prove that Miller had been wrongfully terminated - and was effectively blocked from performing her functions as administrator.
Mason's Mystery Witness Not On the Horizon
On Tuesday, we took you back to Belmopan for the continuation of the murder trial of William "Danny" Mason, and his co-accused, Ashton Vanegas, Keiron Fernandez, Terrence Fernandez, and Ernest Castillo.
After months of long hours, Justice Antoinette Moore has listened to the evidence from the prosecution, led by DPP Cheryl-Lynn Vidal, alleging that these 5 men all played a role in the 2016 beheading murder of Pastor Llewelyn Lucas. The only thing left is for Mason to close his case, which then triggers closing arguments from the DPP and all the defense attorneys.
Crashed Narco-Jet's Contents Found In Mexico?
Earlier this week we told you that a Gulfstream G2 narco-jet crash landed in Blue Creek, Orange Walk, near the border with Mexico.
By the time police got on the scene, all they found were two snapped halves of the jet lying on the side of the road; No drugs, no passengers.
Following the plane landing in Belize on Monday, there was coordination with Mexican Authorities who launched a full land and air operation in an effort to intercept the drugs and narco-traffickers.
Now it seems that the Mexican army has discovered the jet's cargo on their side of the border.
Man Charged For Robbing 90 Year Old
On Tuesday we showed you the shocking surveillance footage of a 90 year old man, Lewis Tillet being robbed. A robber pounced on him just as he was leaving Saint John's Credit Union on Basra Street. He threw the elderly man from his bicycle, mercilessly beat, and robbed him of two thousand dollars in forty 50 dollar notes which he had just withdrawn from the credit union. Many who've seen the video commented on the very slow moving security guards at the Credit Union who did not run to their customer's rescue.
Man Shot In Hot Area of City
42 year old Eugene Tillett - a man well known to police and the courts was shot last night in front of Publics store. Tillett was walking on Ebony street heading to Central American Boulevard when he was approached from behind by a man who fired a single shot at him. Today police told us about the incident.
Hilberto Romero - Sr. Supt of Police, Deputy HNCIB:
"On Wednesday, the 2nd day of October 2019 police responded to reports of a shooting incident on Ebony street, upon their arrival information was received that one person was shot..."
Another Ebony Street Shooting
And police are reporting another Ebony Street shooting. 28 year old Lindsford Baldwin was shot on Tuesday night in front of his house situated at # 726 Ebony Street. Baldwin and his sister were sitting in front of their house when a man who had entered the yard from the back pulled out a gun and fired shots at him.
Hilberto Romero - Sr. Supt of Police, Deputy HNCIB:
"On Tuesday the 1st day of October 2019 at 8:00 pm police responded to a report of a shooting incident on Ebony street, upon their arrival information was received that one person was shot and taken to the Karl Heusner memorial hospital for treatment.
Burned Up In Lord's Bank
A house burned to the ground in Lord's bank this morning. No one was at home when the fire began but a neighbor alerted authorities. Police provided more details earlier today - and we spoke to a neighbor.
Adrian Price - Neighbour:
"When I got up this morning around 6:30 I woke up to the smell of smoke and when i peeped through the window I saw the house was engulfed with smoke no. In flames and then I proceeded to call. I made a call to 911 and they responded a few minutes later, let's say around 15-20 minutes. Then we had the fire station. Fire engine came by. Good thing that the person wasn't there."
The Vexing Case Of Mr. Verde
Switching gears now, it's been about a month now since news broke that Reynaldo Verde, Belize's #2 taxman was arrested by the FBI on allegations of extortion.
Since then, the details of the explosive allegations against him have been circulated in a 9 page criminal complaint.
The FBI says that it has a recording of him trying very hard to shake down American Real Estate Developer, Chris Williams. It is alleged Verde requested a half-a-million-dollar bribe to make William's multi-million-dollar tax arrears disappear.
Now, Verde's boss is the Minister of Finance who is also the Prime Minister. We asked him to comment yesterday:
Will Drought Affect The Cane Crop?
Yesterday, we told you about the Sugar Stakeholders Meeting that representatives of the CARICOM member-states attended to discuss the state of the Caribbean market for sugar.
This market could be the answer to the financial woes that farmers in the north have been looking for, ever since Belize's sugar lost its preferential market access in the European Union. That's their biggest concern, but the most urgent at this time is how they will recover from this year's extended drought, which has caused the country's entire agro-productive sector to lose approximately 50 million dollars .
When the state of affairs of the cane industry was brought up with the Director of Belize Sugar Industries yesterday, he told the press that he has concerns about the next cane delivery season, given that it will start in a few months.
The Macal Is A Hot Mess Too!
Twin Towns Mayor Earl Trapp has organized a Macal River clean up. For the past two days residents as well as town council members have been in the river raking up algae and litter from the river. According to the Mayor, this algae build up started in March and it has turned the river an unsightly, gooey green and the river is not flowing as it used to.
The clean-up continues tomorrow and Mayor Trapp is asking the public to assist. Here is our phone interview with Mayor Trapp.
Earl Trapp - Mayor, San Ignacio:
"I appeal to the public to be a part of it and I think 2 people showed up yesterday and today an additional 2, but we used the staff from the San Ignacio Town Council and we began to clear up and clean the algae that honestly, I didn't realize it was so devastating..."
And Now, The Birds?
And, in another bit of odd environmental news.
Birds falling from the sky to their deaths sounds like a scene from a horror movie or even a bad omen. And well, it's the Halloween season so it's not so far-fetched right? Not quite, but, seriously, let's not get ahead of ourselves or get spooked that quickly â€“ an Orange Walk resident did report that he found several dead birds in his yard, he even saw a few foaming from their beaks, but he was not sure what was causing it. Our collegues at CTV-3 interviewed the resident and here is his account off camera:
Voice of Residence:
"It was a regular morning, I got up and I noticed right in front of my door, there were 2 of them. So I said, maybe someone shot down the birds and nobody noticed and then my daughter walked outside and she said she noticed a couple more..."
Belize Facing Immigration Pressures From Central America
Last night, we told you how police crackdown on crime in the Cayo area led them to discover 2 men who have links to the notorious Central American gangs, Calle 18, and MS-13.
There's a growing concern that criminals from the neighboring countries - which make up the so called northern triangle of Central America - have slowly taken up roots in Belize. So, when the press had an opportunity to speak with the Substantive Immigration Minister, Godwin Hulse, the topic was brought up.
He said that this issue, as well as the bigger matter of Central American migration into Belize, has been made a priority for the Government:
Who Will Follow Diana Locke?
Minister Hulse also confirmed reports that Diana Locke, the Director of Immigration, is leaving the Department.
Hulse said that she has reached the retirement age for public servants:
Hon. Godwin Hulse - Minister of Immigration:
"Well, she comes to the age of retirement, like everybody else, and so, she goes on pre-retirement leave, and when the date is up, we see what happens after that. I think there are people within the ranks, who can fill the spot easily. So, we'll see how it works."
Where's The Senate Report?
And speaking about that tough scrutiny for the Immigration Department, a final report from the Senate Special Select Committee on Immigration has still not been produced.
Now, you'll remember that the Senators who sat on that publicly broadcasted inquiry, examined the Auditor General's reports on Immigration almost word for word. You'll remember that the Committee members listened to well over a hundred hours of testimony from the persons they called. These officials had to give account, under oath, of the clear instances of fraud and corruption that the Auditor General uncovered at the Immigration Department between 2011 and 2013.
Major House Cleaning Burglary In Tres Cocos, San Pedro
San Pedro Police have arrested three persons for a major burglary in the Tres Cocos area, one mile north of the island town.
It happened on Thursday afternoon when the caretaker for a home owned by a US National saw the door opened.
She went to look inside and saw that the house was ransacked, and an assortment of items called at twelve thousands dollars was missing.
Coast Gaurdsman Faces Firearm Charges
A coast Guardsman is facing firearm charges. 54 year old
Francis Noralez Labourer of a Dangriga Town address, reported that yesterday morning, around 11:15 a.m., whilst he was at the courthouse in Dangriga Town, he had an exchange of words with a Coast Guardsman.
The Guardsman reportedly owes Norales over a thousand dollars, and Norales went to court to get it back.
Young Cricketers To India
Two young Belizean cricketers, Abigail Banner and Lebron Broaster, have been selected to participate in an Indian cricket coaching camp for boys and girls under 16 years old. The camp's objective is to build bonds amongst the youth of Commonwealth countries. Participants will be involved in training that will help them to develop their skills and knowledge in cricket.
960 Kilos of Cocaine Found on Mexican Side 2 Days after Jet Crash Lands in Belize
Earlier this week, a Gulfstream jet was found damaged and abandoned near the Blue Creek community at a feeder road. It had all the seats inside so the thinking was [...]
Sex Offender Captured in Belize Offered $1 Million Cash Bond in U.S.A.
There is a development in the case of a U.S. national captured at a Ladyville apartment on September nineteenth. The police apprehended sixty-year-old Ladd Duane Ottofy who was residing at [...]
MS-13 Gang Member Deported to El Salvador
Thirty-six-year-old Tomas Alexander Paises has been deported to his country of origin. Paises was arrested for being a member of the MS-thirteen gang and deported to El Salvador. He was [...]
The Wait Continues for Statement from Mason’s Final Witness
The case against William “Danny” Mason and four accused men continues to languish in the Belmopan Supreme Court. A statement from a witness, a U.S. Embassy employee, for Mason has [...]
Final Submissions are Made in Claim Against CitCo
A decision will be handed down this Friday afternoon in a claim brought by former city administrator Candace Miller against the Belize City Council for unlawful termination. Attorneys Magali Perdomo [...]
Did Reynaldo Verde Have an Accomplice?
Reynaldo Verde remains locked up in the U.S. on charges of extortion and attempted extortion having been denied bail on Wednesday. His attorney, Tyler Trumbach, says that his client denies [...]
Cheaper and Better Quality Butane to Come
On Wednesday, representatives from three butane companies namely Belize Western Energy Limited, Gas Tomza, and Southern Choice Butane (Zeta Gas) met with Prime Minister Dean Barrow. On the table for [...]
Man Drowns in Belize River
On Wednesday morning, the body of Salvadoran national Raul Rivelo was retrieved from the Manatee Lookout area in the Belize River. Rivelo’s friend, Walter Gomez, reported to police that Rivelo [...]
Shooting Victim Critical in K.H.M.H.
Forty-two-year-old Belize City resident Eugene Tillett was shot on Wednesday night on Ebony Street. Tillett was reportedly making his way to Central American Boulevard when the gunman appeared and fired [...]
Man Shot in Belize City; No Suspects So Far
There was another shooting on Ebony Street in Belize City. This one happened on Tuesday night where twenty-eight-year-old Linsford Baldwin was targetted. Sometime after eight that night, Baldwin was along [...]
Man Charged For Robbing 90-year-old of 2K
Police say that twenty-two-year-old Aaron Munnings robbed a ninety-year-old man of two thousand dollars. Munnings was arrested and charged with one count of robbery. This charges stems from an incident [...]
Fire Guts House in Lords Bank
The day did not start and end well for Arlene Gordon, a resident of Lords Bank, Ladyville. At about seven-thirty, a fire erupted inside her house and spread quickly completely [...]
Norris Meighan Senior Guilty of Possession of Conch During Closed Season
Norris Meighan Senior, four of his sons and another man were found on the vessel ‘Carlita M’ in possession of three hundred and ninety-nine conchs during the closed season. They [...]
Erwin Lanza Pleads Guilty to Possession of Homemade Firearm
A pair of siblings from Ladyville and Belize City was before the court today on a single charge of possession of a homemade firearm. Erwin Anthony Lanza and his older [...]
CARICOM Member States Press CAHFSA on Numerous Agricultural Health and Food Safety Matters
Agricultural health and food safety in the Caribbean were the focus of discussions today at the series of CARICOM meetings taking place at the Biltmore in Belize City. Today’s session [...]
The Effects of Sargassum on the Caribbean Fisheries Industry
The spread of Sargassum has affected numerous countries in the region where tourism is a primary industry. In the margins of the ongoing CARICOM meetings, we got an update on [...]
Immigration Minister on Migrant Surge in Central America
A surge of migrants from Central America specifically El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras, is pushing governments in the region and beyond to re-examine relevant policies. Migrants, including a growing number [...]
Hobbs Launches its Own Calendar
U.S.A.-based Hobbs Brewing Company started distribution of twelve ounce cans and kegs from out of Placencia earlier this year. Hobbs’ production in Belize features two super-premium beers called the Wildcat [...]
Healthy Living: The Elderly in Belize
Recently, the more common news reports about the elderly population in Belize have been about crimes where older persons are victims. It is just one of the vulnerabilities that this [...]
Police recovered some items stolen from school in the south
The San Juan Bosco RC School located in the Stann Creek District was burglarized yesterday. Love news spoke with the principal, Zabdiel Martinez, who said that the school was burglarized around the same time last year.
Danny Mason goes back to court
The murder trial involving William Mason and his associates continued today in Belmopan. The case is experiencing multiple delays as the witness that Mason has called is an employee of the US Embassy who is out of the country.
World Pediatric Project to host clinics at KHMH
World Pediatric Project is hosting its annual Pediatric General Surgery Mission Clinic at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital on Sunday, October 6.
Fire Destroys house inn Lord’s Bank
Lord’s Bank village was covered by a blanket of smoke that came from a house fire just after six o’clock this morning. We spoke with Terry Gordon, former chairman of Lord’s Bank, who told us that he was called when the incident occurred.
Man shot outside his home
Eugene Tillett was not the only one shot on Ebony Street this week. On Tuesdy night, 28-year-old Linsford Baldwin was shot as he sat on the steps of his own home. Deputy Head of NCIB, Senior Superintendent
Hilberto Romero, said they have a suspect in custody.
Man injured by gunshot
A 42-year-old labourer of Western Avenue was shot last night as he walked on Ebony Street, Belize City. Eugene Tillett was heading home when he was approached by a male person in a white shirt who fired one shot in his direction.
San Antonio water issue explained
Several San Antonio villagers are accusing their leaders of playing politics around the issue of water supply. This week we brought you an interview with Toledo West Area Representative, Oscar Requena who accused the Ministry of Rural Development of contracting incompetent workers on the water board.
CitCo and Miller’s case wrap-up
The case continues tomorrow before Justice Courtney Abel. Miller is suing the Belize City Council for over five thousand dollars while the Council has filed a counter-lawsuit for over one million dollars.
Man gets bail after assaulting child
A man is out on bail after going to court on a charge of sexual assault. 21-year-old Freddy Vasquez was arraigned in Belize City Magistrate’s Court.
Belizean woman, working in the UK Army accused of embezzling
A 32-year-old Belizean woman, working in the United Kingdom Army, is accused of embezzling 17,000 pounds from the army funds; that is an equivalent of about forty two thousand Belize dollars. Corporal Audrey Urbina, reportedly used her position as an Army 'class one admin worker' to book dozens of transatlantic flights over a period of 17 months.
Breaking Belize News
Young girl that jumped out of moving vehicle still not located
Last night, Breaking Belize News received reliable reports of a young girl who was seen […]
CARICOM Sugar stakeholder engagement meeting held in Belize
Minister of Investment, Trade and Commerce, Tracy Panton, Minister of Agriculture, Godwin Hulse and the […]
Reynaldo Verde investigated in two countries; PM Barrow sticks up for public officers
Deputy Director of the Belize Tax Service Department, Reynaldo Verde, continues to be held in […]
PACT commits to $1.15 million investment in Belize’s marine reserve network
The Protected Areas Conservation Trust (PACT) continues to be the premier donor to Belize’s National […]
Man rents pickup truck and never returns it
A man identified as Jose Guerra reportedly rented a ford ranger double cab pickup truck […]
Ex-City Administrator challenges termination in court
Arguments continue in the trial of former City Administrator Candice Miller and the Belize City […]
P.M. offers new land for P.S.U. headquarters
This week, the Public Service Union was served thirty days’ notice to vacate the national […]
Two Belizean Youth Cricketers to receive training in India
Two young Belizean cricketers, Abigail Banner and Lebron Broaster, have been selected to participate in […]
CARICOM and Central America make common cause on fish
The fishing communities of the Caribbean and Central America are meeting this week in Belize […]
Progress and (new) problems for New River
According to Minister of State for Environment, Dr. Omar Figueroa, the New River isn’t quite […]
Hand in Hand Ministries donate another family home
Hand in Hand Ministries donated their 394th home to a family in Belize. Volunteers from the […]
Ms 13 Gang fugitive handed over to Interpol Salvador
On Tuesday, October 1, 2019, the Anti-Gang Task Force (AGTF) and Interpol personnel of the Belize […]
Man charged with using a sign to promote gang related activity in Belmopan
On September 26, 2019, Lorenzo Santiago of Salvapan, Belmopan was charged for the crime of […]
Mexican media reporting huge cocaine bust near border with Belize days after suspected narco plane crash
Media houses in Mexico are reporting that Mexican authorities have discovered almost a ton of […]
Belize pledges zero emissions by 2050 but will it be enough?
Belize is one of fifteen small countries, according to Big Think writer Scotty Robertson, that […]
US Judge sets $1 million bond for fugitive found in Belize
A US judge has set a $1 million bond for wanted fugitive Ladd Duane Ottofy […]
Music Ambassador makes instrument donation
Music Ambassador Shyne Barrow handed over drums and cymbals to the St. John Vianney band […]
Belize Peace Movement commemorates the passing of Phillip Goldson
The Belize Peace Movement (BPM) wants to honor the national hero, Philip Stanley Wilberforce Goldson, […]
Suspected drug jet still making international news
The topic of the crashed jet in Blue Creek, Orange Walk on September 30th is […]
Glovers Reef Atoll in Belize
Belize is packed with natural marine beauty. Along with the Belize Barrier Reef, which is the world’s second-largest, Belize has numerous other reefs, cayes, and atolls. It’s a veritable paradise for those who love the sea. One of these spots is the Glovers Reef Atoll. This protected marine reserve has been designated a World Heritage Site in the present day, but once upon a time, it was a frequent stop for pirates. Learn more about Glovers Reef Atoll below.
The atoll was originally found and settled by Mayas who arrived from the Belize mainland, which was the heart of their empire in ancient times. As mentioned above, it was frequented by pirates back in the 1750s. One such pirate was named John Glover, and that’s where the atoll gets its name.
A Visit to Cahal Pech Maya Site
For societies all over the world, the artist plays a critical role. Through painting, pottery, hieroglyphic scribing, and many other mediums, artists act as record keepers, storytellers, and messengers. The work of the artist provides a link for future generations to better understand the past. At Cahal Pech, in Belize’s Cayo District, a recent discovery serves to illuminate the importance of artists to ancient Maya culture.
In 2018, researcher Anna Novotny, with the support of Belize’s own archaeologist, Jaime Awe, and others, uncovered a large grave containing the remains of three humans, along with many artifacts of ritual significance. Notably, one of these persons was found with a conch shell resting on his chest, which had been used as a painter’s pallet.
Get to and around Belize
Belize is a country on the eastern coast of Central America, with Caribbean Sea shorelines to the east and diverse jungle to the west. Offshore, the massive Belize Barrier Reef, with hundreds of islands called cayes, hosts rich marine life. Belize’s jungle areas are home to Mayan ruins and many protected areas which contain different species of flora and fauna; without a doubt, a place like nowhere else.
Getting to and around Belize is very easy, with many means of transportation options and exceptional hospitality infrastructure. If you are planning to take a trip here, you can easily find a guide and see what this incredible country has to offer.
Cuba embarks on a 100-year plan to protect itself from climate change
Irma lent new urgency to a plan, called Tarea Vida, or Project Life, adopted last spring by Cuba’s Council of Ministers. A decade in the making, the program bans construction of new homes in threatened coastal areas, mandates relocating people from communities doomed by rising sea levels, calls for an overhaul of the country’s agricultural system to shift crop production away from saltwater-contaminated areas, and spells out the need to shore up coastal defenses, including by restoring degraded habitat. “The overarching idea,” says Salabarría Fernández, “is to increase the resilience of vulnerable communities.”
EU to keep US islands on tax blacklist, drop UAE, Switzerland
At a meeting on Oct 10, the bloc's finance ministers are expected to drop UAE from the blacklist, which includes jurisdictions that have failed to cooperate with the EU on tax matters. The Pacific archipelago of the Marshall Islands will also be removed from that list, an EU document said.
That would leave nine jurisdictions on the list. They are: Belize, Fiji, Oman, Samoa, Trinidad and Tobago, Vanuatu and the three US territories of American Samoa, Guam, and the US Virgin Islands.
Blacklisted states face reputational damage and stricter controls on transactions with the EU.
Fire in Lords Bank, 1min. A fire in Lords Bank destroyed a wooden structure this morning. There are no reports of any injuries.
Channel 5 Obituaries - BRINDEL HARTFORD MUNNINGS JR., 2min.
2019 Belize 10 Bottom time, 10min.
2019 Belize 3 Tackle Box Canyons, 9min.
2019 Belize 7 Acuario, 8min.
2019 Belize 6 Turneffe reef, 10min.
2019 Belize 5 Blue Hole, 9min.
Belize Glovers Reef Long Key Wall, 14min. Belize Glovers Reef Long Key Wall, July 31, 2019 - max depth 62'
Belize City Drone, 2min.
Channel 5 Obituaries - LUCRITIA MEDWOOD, 2min.
Channel 5 Daily Obituaries - JOSEPHINE IDOLLY FLOWERS, 2min.
Government of Belize Employee Assistance Programme We Are Everywhere, 1min. What is The EAP?
The Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) is a confidential and professional counselling service for employees with significant life problems that are impacting their work performance and overall daily functioning.
2nd day in Belize we went swimming, 12min. I had so much fun in Belize.
Indian Creek Maya Arts Women's Group (Indian Creek, Toledo, Belize), 2min. The Indian Creek Mayan Art Women’s Group is a female family owned business located in Indian Creek Village, Toledo, Belize. The group formed by mother, sisters, and nieces was formed back in 2011. The business offers a unique experience of the preserved Maya way of life.
Guests will be able to fall in love with our culture by learning and experiencing several of our customized tour packages. These activities include culinary, chocolate making, basket weaving, music and dance, among others. In addition, guests will be able to
lay eyes on the skilled hands of our Maya women, while teaching them to transform natural resources into gorgeous handmade crafts that have been made for generations.
Old Belize || I spent the day at Old Belize with my family, 17min. It’s been a while since I’ve seen this place and spring the day there was amazing !!!
Belize Soca & Culture Festival 2019 [Video Recap], 7min. Highlights from the 2019 Belize Soca & Culture Festival.