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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

Nicholas Reyes aka Rojo remanded for stealing gasoline from a golf cart
A maintenance worker of San Pedro Town, 29- year-old Nicholas Reyes, aka Rojo, pled guilty to a charge of Theft when he appeared at the Magistrate Court in Belize City on Thursday, October 10th. Reyes, who pled guilty, was sentenced to one-month incarceration based on a previous conviction for theft under the same circumstances. According to a report, the incident occurred in San Pedro around 1:50PM on September 30th. The complainant, 54-year-old Alfonso Wiltshire, reported to police that he caught Reyes red-handed stealing gasoline from the tank of his golf cart.

San Pedro Chapter Justices of the Peace discusses the JP Act
An informative session to discuss the Justice of Peace Act was held on Wednesday, October 9th, at the San Pedro High School. Organized by the San Pedro Chapter of the Justices of the Peace (JP), the meeting aimed to get members of the local JP chapter more familiar with the Act and touched on specific areas regarding how a person can become a JP. The gathering explored the different processes of how a person can become part of this influential group in the community. In San Pedro Town, anyone interested in applying can contact the Chapter President Pastor Welsh to get more information and be processed through the local association. Candidates are required to be actively engaged in community service to be considered. In cases where someone may have a questionable past, the application will be examined according to the Act as worthy of appointment based on the person’s character, civic contributions to his community, and is a fit and proper person.

Belize Network of NGOs calls on the GOB to modernize fisheries legislation
The Belize Network of NGOs (BNN) calls on the Government of Belize (GOB) through the Ministry of Fisheries, Forestry and the Environment, and the Ministry of National Security to address illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing activities as a matter of national priority. Specifically, to enact the Fisheries Resources Bill by introducing it at the next meeting of the House of Representatives to be passed into law without further delay. The draft Fisheries Resources Bill and accompanying draft Fisheries Regulations have been years in the making with many consultation and review sessions during both government administrations.

Two minors out on bail after arrested and charged for burglarizing grocery shop
Police arrested and charged two minors for the burglary of a downtown grocery shop on Pescador Drive. The duo spent little time behind bars as they each managed to secure a $3,000 bail. They are to report back to San Pedro Magistrate Court on November 21, 2019. The conditions of the bail for one of the accused had him relocated to the mainland, where he will be residing with his father. He is required to report to the Belmopan Community Rehab Department Office every Friday, while the second accused is to report to the San Pedro Police Station every Friday.

Various Belizean Sources

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#TeamDestinee
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NEMO ADVISORY #2: A BROAD AREA OF LOW PRESSURE LOCATED OVER THE SOUTHWESTERN CARIBBEAN SEA
The National Meteorological Service of Belize and the National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO) hereby advises the public that a broad area of low pressure located over the south-western Caribbean Sea continues to produce disorganized showers and thunderstorms. This system is forecasted to move west-north-westward toward Central America, and some development is possible if the low remains over water when it is near the coasts of Honduras, Guatemala, and Belize. Regardless of development, this system could bring heavy rains to portions of Central America during the next few days.

Saint Francis Xavier Credit Union Quiz Contest
Will be held on Thursday October 17th, 2019 at the Corozal Andres Campos Civic Center. 20 schools from across Corozal will attend the Quiz Contest being held by the S.F.X.C.U.. Financial Literacy questions will be asked to students from the different schools. The winner of the Quiz Contest from Corozal, will go to Belize city to compete in the national’s. The event will commence at 8am and conclude at 12miday.

Black, Yellow and White Festival
We were honored to participate yesterday in the Black, Yellow and White Festival hosted by the National Garifuna Council. The event celebrates outstanding individuals from the #Garifuna community in #Belize. We would like to congratulate all of the award recipients and thank them for their many contributions to their community, to Belize, and to the world.

The naming of the site where the building Paslow once stood
We would like to share with the public the finalists for the competition to choose the name that will represent that area where the Paslow Building once stood. We received a hundred and ten names and we must say that all of the submissions in their own right would have made a great name for the site, but it was a competition and only one will be chosen. The first-place name will receive $800.00, the second-place name will receive $600.00 and the third-place name will receive $400.00. We are only introducing the names here today, but the actual competition will start about a week from Monday. The name will be chosen through an on-line poll on the Belize City House of Culture and Downtown Rejuvenation Project's Facebook Page or the Ministry of Tourism’s Wed Page or both. The Poll will run for about two weeks and the name that receives the most votes will become the new name of "Ground Zero".

San Jose Nuevo Palmer
A unique community of Maya Yucatec (Máasewal) lived almost off the radar of British colony in a village called San Jose Yalbac, in the remote Yalbac hills of rural Orange Walk district. This area had been autonomous from the British colony mainly because of the Maya Yucatec group known as the Icaiche Maya controlling the area . In 1866 the Maya Yucatec living in the area defeated the British troops in the battle of San Pedro Yalbac . In 1867 the british burned down several Yucatec Maya villages in the Yalbac Area . Many Maya Yucatec people move more north and others west of Belize . Many Maya stayed and resisted in the area until the 1930's. However, in the early 1930s the Belize Estate and Produce Company (BEC) began a series of campaigns to forcibly remove villagers, claiming that the land was now private ‘company property’. The lacking evidence of the company’s alleged ownership of the land enabled villagers to resist the pressure to relocate, but in 1936 the force and ferocity of the campaigns strengthened, and slowly families started drifting away from the village in search of new ‘homes’, to places including Santa Familia, Benque Viejo, San Felipe, Guinea Grass, San Estevan and San Roman Rio Hondo.

The Reporter

Guatemalan President ‘Elect’ Not Allowed To Visit Venezuela
The president-elect of Guatemala said he was blocked Saturday from entering Venezuela where he planned to meet opposition leader Juan Guaidó, who is seeking to oust socialist President Nicolás Maduro. Officials defended their actions, saying Guatemala’s incoming leader, Alejandro Giammattei, was turned away because he broke with normal protocol followed by heads of state.

Body Found Near San Lazaro Village In Shallow Grave
Orange Walk police found body of an unidentified man near San Lazaro Village this morning.The body had cut wounds on his face, neck and abdomen and was buried in a shallow grave face down. Police continue their investigation into the matter.

“Wen Yo ‘Forgetta’ Work Betta!”
By: Dr. Abigail Joseph - Have you ever walked into a room and completely forgot what you went in there for? No shame in the game. It has happened to me countless times. What I normally do is – I reverse and go back to my initial point, meaning I go back to where I was and what I was doing before I got up and came to the room.

A Quest Fueled by Love
Nine years ago, Sheleen Camille Martinez, 34, who was nearing a full-term pregnancy at the time, was brutally raped and stabbed to death at a residence on George Price Drive in Dangriga Town. Martinez’s death and her particulars were never registered, and she died leaving nine children and carrying the secrets of their identities to her grave.

1 Person Died – Another Injured In PG Accident
The Reporter has confirmed the death of two persons in a road traffic accident last night on the Southern Highway. The identities of the two victims are Colvile Cho 27 and Fidel Choice 40.Fidel reportedly died on the scene of the accident while Colvile died while being transported to the Southern Regional Hospital.

Breaking Belize NewsPJ

Government guarantees BEL loan for Caye Caulker electric upgrade
Residents of Caye Caulker will eventually benefit from connection to the national electricity grid powered by Belize Electricity Limited (BEL), moving away from the expensive and inefficient generator-powered system used for years.

Body of man found in Cowpen, Stann Creek
BBN has confirmed with police that the decomposing body of a man was found tonight in Cowpen village, Stann Creek. Authorities removed the body from the scene a short while ago and transported it to the Independence Polyclinic.

Body of San Lazaro man found in shallow grave
The body of a man from San Lazaro Village in Orange Walk was discovered in a shallow grave today. According to reports, Hazid Diaz had left home yesterday to go socialize but never returned.

Belize beats St. Kitts, but knocked out of Nations League promotions race
Showing greater tenacity and determination, the Jaguars paid back St. Kitts and Nevis on the road, making Elroy Alexander Smith’s third-minute penalty the winner tonight in Basseterre. Both teams had their chances in a wide-open second half, with Antonio Rocha’s miss being the closest that Belize came to scoring again.

Body found in shallow grave
Reports reaching our newsroom are that a body was found in San Lazaro Village, Orange Walk this morning. According to reports, the body is that of a man and was found inside a shallow grave. A wheel barrow was also found in the scene with blood.

2 people die in fatal road traffic accident
Two men lost their lives in a road traffic accident last night. Around 6 last night, police responded to reports of a traffic accident at the intersection of the Southern Highway and the Savannah road- between Mile 38 and 39 on the Southern Highway.

Belize Tourism Board hosts media familiarization tour
The Belize Tourism Board (BTB) has assembled personnel from television, radio, print and online media houses for a familiarization tour of southern Belize. The four day event gathered a total of 19 participants members from Channel 7 News, Plus TV, Krem Television, Love FM, The Guardian, The Reporter, The San Pedro Sun and Breaking Belize News.

Blogs

What is Our Greatest Economic Asset? or How the Adirondacks Got Me Thinking About Ambergris Caye
What is our greatest economic asset here on Ambergris Caye? It’s something that I was thinking lots about on my drive back from upstate NY to NJ just a few days back. Here’s exactly what got me thinking… The Adirondacks. A US national forest preserve in NE Upstate New York. Over 6 million acres of mountains, forests and villages, and towns that are FRIGID in the winter. It’s about the same size as Belize and much of it is a UNESCO biosphere (just like the Belize barrier reef).

Belizean Conch Ceviche
Whether you are a shrimp, conch or lobster lover, making ceviche is the ultimate Belizean appetizer. The best Belizean ceviche is made with fresh raw conch and there’s nothing better than enjoying it with some fresh homemade chips on a hot, sunny day.

Belize – A Kid-Friendly Destination
One of the best aspects of travelling is being able to travel with your loved ones and making new memories together. Travelling is one of the most educational andfulfillingthingsyou can do with your family. Wondering where your next family vacation destination should be? Lookno further as Belize is the perfect family vacation destination! No more than a two-hour flight from many North American destinations, this tropical paradise is easy to get to and has plenty to offer to keep your kids entertained!

International Sourcesizz

Sargassum: A regional menace
In Antigua, large invasions of seaweed forced the closure of one of the island’s most exclusive hotels. The luxury all-inclusive resort, the St. James Club, shut down for three months last year after a reddish-brown mass of sargassum took up residence in the bay. After several years of getting hit hard by sargassum, Belize is fighting back. The country’s government has set up a tax-relief programme to support properties severely affected by sargassum. The Belize Tourism Board has also offered more than $600,000 to support municipalities in beach clean-ups.

Videos

  • Caye caulker stingrays played against the 501 Gators at the Basket Ball Court, min. 3 matches were held for all age groups which was U13, U15, and U17. Stingrays U17 and seniors played with Gators U17 and stingrays won the fourth quarter. 501 Gators won tonight's game over all.

  • Belize Ministry National Security Third Annual Military Parade 2019, 21min. Belize Coast Guard, Belize Defence Force and Belize Police annual parade in the City of Belmopan 2019.

  • Belize Adventures 2019, 9min.This video is our family vacation to Hamanasi Adventure and Dive Resort in Hopkins, Belize.

  • Crocodile watch and feed in Belize, 5min.

  • BELIZE - XUNANTUNICH, BLUE HOLE, DANGRIGA, 4min. Estos son algunos de los lugares que visité durante el intercambio académico a Belice.

  • Scuba Diving Belize 10-10-19, 11min. Compilation of dives for the day.

  • Blue Hole belize 10-10-19, 9.5min. Trip to the Blue Hole in Belize. We got to see reef sharks below us.

  • Don't miss the best moments of Belize's 1-0 victory over St. Kitts, 1min.