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The San Pedro Sun

Island tour guides and boat captains attend Manatee Conservation Workshop
Aiming to protect and reduce the death toll of the endangered Antillean manatee, a conservation workshop was held in San Pedro Town on Thursday, October 10th. Representatives from the many tour companies in San Pedro gathered at the Lion’s Den at 7PM to participate in the event, which provided valuable information for tourism industry partners on manatees. This was a collaborative effort of Friends of Swallow Caye Wildlife Sanctuary, Belize Forest Department (BFD), Clear Water Marine Aquarium Research Institute, Protect Our Manatees Belize organization, Belize Tourism Board, Hol Chan Marine Reserve, and Belize Port Authority.

BTB Media Familiarization trip highlights the Southeast Coast of Belize
The annual Belize Tourism Board (BTB) Media familiarization tour took media house representatives on a trip filled with adventure and excitement from Friday, October 11th to Monday, October 14th. Focusing on the southeast coast of Belize, the tour featured adrenaline-filled activities, cultural experiences, and even a spectacular caye getaway. Sixteen members of the media spent four days and three nights immersing themselves in the Belizean experience, learning more about its tourism attractions to better share with their audience.

Ambergris Today

Special Envoy For Women And Children And The Belize Cancer Society Unveil 2019 Cancer Awareness Flyer
On Tuesday, October 15, 2019, the Office of the Special Envoy for Women and Children in partnership with the Belize Cancer Society unveiled its 2019 Cancer Awareness Flyer as part of Belize’s activities for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Each year, the Office of the Special Envoy partners with the Belize Cancer Society to identify cancer survivors and current fighters who are willing to give of their time to empower others and encourage yearly screenings/self-examinations by participating in a Cancer Awareness Photoshoot.

Forgiveness Is A Word Easy To Say, But Hard To Apply
by Seleni Perez - Forgiveness is a word so easy to say, but applies much strength and courage to do. It’s forgetting the past and promising not to hold resentment. It’s letting go of the pain and seeing new horizons without a reason to look back! It’s setting your heart, mind and soul free from sorrow, and seeking a new beginning. But how to do this when we can not find peace within?

Various Belizean Sources

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Caye Caulker Stingrayz Basketball
Inviting residents and visiting tourists to attend what promises to be a fun filled night this Saturday at the Caye Caulker Basketball Court. Come out and witness Caye Caulker Stingrayz in action as they play against San Pedro and Orange Walk. The Voice of Caye Caulker will be there doing a live coverage for viewers at home.

Belize Bank Mobile Banking App
Download the Belize Bank Mobile Banking App today! Manage your finances from virtually anywhere and anytime using any Android or iOS mobile device with internet connection."

Letter from Hon. Laura Tucker-Longsworth, Speaker of the House of Representatives
To the Hon. John Briceno, Leader of the Opposition

Eleven Communities in Southern Belize Included in Research on Climate Change and Livelihoods for National Planning
he Community Disaster Risk Reduction Fund (CDRRF) in collaboration with the Ministry of Labour, Local Government and Rural Development and the Social Development Commission (Jamaica) hosted a Community Profiles and Livelihood Baseline Assessment Workshop in Punta Gorda Town from October 7th to 11th, 2019. The workshop is an activity under the Building Adaptive Capacity and Resilience to Climate Change Project, which is being implemented in the Toledo District by Humana People to People Belize. As a part of the workshop, participants visited the communities of Bella Vista, Bladen, Corazon, Santa Ana, and San Benito Poite to collect baseline information on climate change and disaster impacts on livelihoods.

Paint N Splash
See you this week at from 2-4pm Thursday to paint these awesome coconut pods!

Belizean Represented at Fifth Meeting of the Executive Commission of Mesoamerica and the First Mesoamerica Cooperation Forum
Belize was represented at the 5th Meeting of the Executive Commission of Mesoamerica and first Mesoamerica Cooperation Forum by Ambassador Patrick Andrews, Chief Executive Officer in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. During the meeting, held in the Dominican Republic from October 14th to 15th, CEO Andrews underscored the relevance of south-south and triangular cooperation for integration and development of the Mesoamerican region.

BELIZE IMPOSES PANAMA IN FOOTBALL 7 MALE
Belize left the three points on Wednesday 3-1 to beat his counterpart in Panama, at the Ernesto Rohrmoser Stadium in Pavas, in the framework of men's soccer of the X Central American Sports Games of Inclusive Primary Costa Rica 2019. Belizean entries fell by Zimel Reid and Jazed Che twice. For their part, the gutters discounted through Alexis Soto. After playing the first date, in Group A Costa Rica and Belize add three points each, while Panama and Nicaragua do not score. In Group B, El Salvador counts 3 units and none Guatemala. Honduras had rest on this day.

JOSHUA'S 35TH BIRTHDAY BASH BILLIARDS TOURNAMENT
WON BY A TOP SHOOTER FROM GUATEMALA- LUIS LEMUS! Joshua Kuylen and the Corozal Billiards Association organized an open Billiards tournament in celebration of Joshua's 35th birthday on October 12th and 13th, 2019 in Corozal Town at the TMJ's Fun House. The single player tournament was the first of it's kind with three different billiards games: Playing in the winners bracket was 9 ball - race to 5; losers bracket- 8 ball - race to 3, and in the grand finals it was 10 ball - race to 4.

Corozal - Biometrics and YOU!
Come and join our Social Security Board's countrywide Information Forums starting tomorrow Thursday, October 17th at 2:00 p.m. at Corozal's St. Francis Credit Union Conference Room! As we continue to enhance customer experience, SSB is proposing the use of Biometrics for customer transactions minimizing the need to present ID’s as a form of identity verification. Biometrics is the measurement of a person’s unique physical characteristics such as fingerprints and facial features used to establish and verify that You are Who You Say You Are!

The BTB proudly donates vehicle to the BTIA
This donation will be used in BTIA’s efforts in promoting sustainable management and development of the tourism industry in Belize. Misty Michael, Director of Marketing & Industry Relations, presents the keys to Melanie Paz, President of BTIA.

Calling all Belizean teachers: registration for the Winter Term of the American English E-Teacher program is now open!
The U.S. Embassy is accepting applications for the free online course until October 24. Belizean teachers who are interested in applying can email [email protected] to receive the application form that they can fill out and email to the U.S. Embassy.

Channel 7

Western Union Robbers In a Red Ride With No Plates
Another Zitro Western Union has been targeted by armed robbers. It happened this afternoon at the Zitro Western Union in Orange Walk Town - right in the main on the Belize/Corozal road. At 2:28 pm, a red Ford Escape without license plates pulls up and lets out two men. They walk into the cash transfer business where the cashier was behind the counter. The man wearing a long black pants with yellow shirt and a cap on his head entered first, followed seconds by the other wearing a white shirt with green stripes.

John, Joshua, Judges
The government has already accepted, and legislated, that the 40 thousand dollars which Joshua Perdomo owes is unrecoverable, a complete write off. And while the public purse has to take that loss, the loss in political capital could prove to be even greater for the Barrow Administration. And that's because the opposition - which completely missed the write off when it first went to the house two months ago - now just won't let it go.

Madam Speaker Schools John B
And while the Prime Minister will gauge his own response, or non-response - that line about "stifling debate" was raised with the speaker of the house in a letter Briceno sent to her last week. He said he was denied an opportunity to debate at the house meeting on Friday, October 4th. Here's that moment: Hon. John Briceno, Leader of the Opposition: "To speak on any of these motions, because we had to wait for it to come back from house committee." Speaker of the House: "I said no, we will not be doing that today." Hon. John Briceno: "But these have already gone to house committee and now it's coming back." Speaker of the House: "But there was a time for debate in the last meeting. Nobody picked it up."

City Mayor's Half A Million Dollar Headache
12 days ago, we told you about how Justice Courtney Abel ruled against Belize City Mayor Bernard Wagner and the Belize City Council. The judge has found that the Council wrongfully terminated Candice Miller, the former City Administrator. And so, the Council and the Mayor are now staring down an award of almost 400 thousand dollars which the Council must pay Miller in compensation for that wrongful dismissal. As viewers will remember, Miller was brought into City Hall as the administrator, and her six-figure contract was renewed several months before the 2018 municipal elections. Questioning that renewal became a platform of good governance for the PUP going into those elections.

What About Waste Control?
So, while the Mayor contemplates that nearly half-a-million-dollar headache for the Candice Miller judgment, he and the council still have the default judgment of approximately 1million dollars that they owe to Belize Waste Control. That's one of the cases that his council cited against Miller for the alleged dereliction of duty, which Justice Abel disagreed with. You'll remember that the Mayor claimed that when Miller was City Administrator, she failed to properly inform them about this pending judgment. Miller has always maintained that she did bring it to the Mayor's attention and that it was he who dropped the ball on that one.

Alleged Killer Kelly Freed
He's been on remand at Prison for 3 years and 3 months but tonight, 22-year-old Lionel Kelly, a resident of Mayflower Street, is at home with his family. That's after he was acquitted yesterday in a trial without a jury of the murder of 20-year-old Tevin Palmer. Viewers may remember that violent evening of July 6th, 2016. On that day, there was a surge of gun violence in Belize City which left 3 men dead. 20-year-old Tevin Palmer was among the casualties. He had ties to a city gang.

New Director of Immigration Named, Not Universally Embraced
As we've been reporting, Director of Immigration Diana Locke goes on pre-retirement leave next week, and there's been a whole lot of speculation about who will take her place. It's one of the hottest hot seats in the government service, and no department has been as publicly tainted by controversy as Immigration. Outgoing Director Diana Locke has done a lot to clean it up - but all eyes are watching to see whether the government will keep that trend going - especially with an election around the corner. As is well known - and this has been the political practice for decades - immigration is a major means of regularizing new voters.

COMPOL Says "Dream Like City" Is A Nightmare
A strip tease contest turned into an ugly street side brawl where one woman was stabbed. It happened at 3:30 on Sunday morning at Dream Like City on the Phillip Goldson Highway and it was captured on cell phone camera. 30 year old Nachell Flowers reported that she got into an altercation with her neighbor 27 year old Shantel Neal who she says attacked her and stabbed her to the chest.

PUP Councillor Seeks to Sew Up Victory in UDP Stronghold
At the top of the news, we showed you our interview with Mayor Bernard Wagner in which he discussed 2 major judgment debts that the Belize City Council owes: one to former City Admin. Candice Miller, and the other to Belize Waste Control. Well, we met the Mayor at the Hotchandani Plaza, near the Pound Yard Bridge. He was there for the launching of the Mesopotamia Community Sewing Center. It's an initiative being led by the City Councillor Dr. Candice Pitts, to provide job opportunities for residents of the Mesopotamia Division.

Pitts Provokes UDP's Political Power Base
Today's launch also gave us an opportunity to ask Dr. Candice Pitts about her political campaign in the Mesopotamia Division. As the PUP Standard Bearer for that constituency, she's preparing to contest the next general election against the UDP's Shyne Barrow. Now, as viewers are aware, Mesopotamia has been statically the safest seat for the UDP for a number of years under the tenure of the retiring area rep, Michael Finnegan. So, are Dr. Pitts and the PUP fighting an uphill battle in that division, or is this seat in play, now that Michael Finnegan is stepping down? We asked Pitts for her read, and here's what she had to say:

Seaweed Solution For Your Hair?
And while Pitts wants to be a female first for Mesop, another woman is making her name in the very competitive business of hair care. She's a bold entrepreneur from Placencia who has created her own line of products geared at styling and caring for Curly and Coily hair. And, Jolie Pollard may be riding the swells of a popular trend at just the right time. One look around any public space in Belize lately will tell you that women and girls have embraced their natural hair.

Gizmo Gets Off Attempted Murder
After a long criminal history, 34 year old Gian Bernard is now free of all criminal charges that he once faced. The 34 year old - who is now confined to a wheelchair - was today freed of a charge of attempted murder. It was for the May 2012 shooting of a neighbor, Codrington Bodden. Bodden was shot to the face but survived. He later reported his shooter to have been Gian Bernard. But Bodden was later gunned down and killed - and so, today, the DPP's office entered a "nolle pros" motion.

Sabal's Farm, Nexus Between Farming, Food And Culture
Tonight's we'll take you back to the south - but not to any fancy tourist destination, but to Sabal's Cassava Farm at mile 3 on the Hummingbird Highway just outside Dangriga. It's a family owned enterprise that does a lot more than put crops in the ground. The farm's premier product - the cassava - is an essential part of Garifuna culinary culture, and the Sabals take it from the root, to the dinner table. And, they open that process to visitors who can tour the farm and observe the processing of the root vegetable, and the actual making of cassava bread.

All About That Baseline
With all this recent rain and storm threats, preparation is key. And the Ministry of Labour along with their partners the Community Disaster Risk Reduction Fund hosted a week long workshop entitled Community Profiles and Livelihood Baseline Assessment Workshop. It was held in Punta Gorda from last week Monday to Friday.

NICH Technicians In Suriname Learning About Colonial Architecture
Two NICH staffers are in the culturally complex South American nation of Suriname learning about the preservation of Dutch colonial architecture. Surinamese Television spoke to Sylvia Batty and Phylicia Pelayo about what they are learning there: The subtitles are Dutch since that is the official language there.

Channel 5

Is CGA Heading for Bankruptcy?
We start the newscast tonight with developments in the citrus industry which continues to find itself on the brink of collapse. For some time, the once thriving industry has been [...]

Opposition Leader Reveals the Whereabouts of Joshua Perdomo
The Leader of the Opposition, John Briceño is ramping up pressure in respect of a write-off of a loan of forty-thousand plus dollars to the son of the Cabinet Secretary. [...]

Kareem Musa Takes on Michael Peyrefitte over Joshua Perdomo’s Loan Write-Off
After the House of Representatives approved the write-off without debate, it went to the Senate and seven out of the thirteen senators voted it down including Church Senator Ashley Rocke [...]

P.U.P. Contemplating Judicial Review if Joshua Perdomo’s Loan is Written-Off
Musa reiterated what Briceño has said to the PM, and that is that, if the loan is written off without the Senate’s approval, the Opposition will launch a legal challenge [...]

BYM Calls on Belizean Youth to Rise Against Lotion Motion
The Belize Youth Movement is calling on all the Belizean youths to rise and demand that their student loans also be written off. The B.Y.M., an arm of the People’s [...]

6 More Cases of Alleged Voter Registration Fraud before the Chief Magistrate
The P.U.P.’s Standard Bearer for Belize Rural North Marconi Leal is challenging six re-registration applications, believing that those persons gave inaccurate information regarding their place of residence. Originally, Leal was [...]

Opposition Leader was Right, says Kareem Musa
The Leader of the Opposition John Briceño says that on October fourth he was denied the opportunity to debate the Joshua Perdomo forty thousand dollars write-off motion. Speaker of the [...]

House Speaker says Opposition Leader’s Letter Misleading, Misrepresented
House Speaker Laura Tucker Longsworth responded to Briceño’s letter today, saying that his statements are misleading and the facts are misrepresented. Longsworth tells Briceño that on October fourth, as the [...]

Zitro in Orange Walk Robbed
Police in Orange Walk are investigating an armed robbery. Thirty-two-year-old Lizeny Marchand told police that at around two-thirty this afternoon, a man entered Zitro Western Union and he was followed [...]

Who Killed Troy Polonio Jr. and Why?
Twenty-year-old Troy Polonio was shot and killed while holding his infant son at his mother-in-law’s residence on Raccoon Street on Monday night.  He was shot twice by an assailant who [...]

Residents Fighting Crime in San Lazaro
The murder of San Lazaro, Orange Walk, resident Basis Hazid Diaz over the weekend is the most recent and most violent crime that has happened within that community in just [...]

Crime Up in Cow Pen; Village Needs More Street Lights
In the south, retired rural development officer Santiago Pop was also murdered over the weekend. The fifty-eight-year-old was chopped to death inside his house sometime between Friday and early Saturday [...]

Lionel Kelly is Freed of 2016 Murder
Alleged murder suspect Lionel Kelly, walked free on Tuesday after his attorney Simeon Sampson, made a no case submission which was upheld by Justice Colin Williams. The Justice agreed that [...]

What’s Going on with the Compensation for Candice Miller?
About a week and a half ago, former City Administrator Candice Miller won a case against the City Council for wrongful termination. The current P.U.P. administration believes that Miller was [...]

Can CitCo Meet its Financial Obligations to Pay Compensation & Claims
But as the issue of compensation to the former City Administrator looms over the council, there is still another elephant in the room. A million-dollar claim by Belize Waste Control [...]

A Community Sewing Centre for the Women in Mesop
Single and unemployed women of the Mesopotamia Division will be able to take on sewing to generate income for themselves and boost economic activity in the division. Today, a centre [...]

Has the P.U.P.’s Candice Pitts Gained Ground in Mesop?
These days City Councillor Doctor Candice Pitts has been on the ground in the Mesopotamia constituency, which is considered a stronghold for the United Democratic Party under senior minister Michael [...]

A Change of Heart for Candice Pitts
Candice Pitts came to the political scene in 2018 when she ran and won her seat as councillor in the Belize City Council under the P.U.P. banner. Now, Pitts is [...]

A New Homeowner Courtesy Heritage Bank & Hand in Hand Ministries
The Hand in Hand Ministries handed over its thirty-second house for this year. The new home was built in Ladyville and the keys were presented to the owner this afternoon [...]

Scout Association Hosts Pile Driving Ceremony for its New Headquarters
The Belize Scout Association held a pile driving ceremony today on site of where its new headquarters will be built. The “Sir Colville N. Young Building” will serve as the [...]

A FIFA Sponsored Beach Soccer Course at the F.F.B. Headquarters
A FIFA sponsored beach soccer course is underway at the Football Federation of Belize Headquarters in Belmopan. About twenty-one coaches from across the country are actively taking part. The train [...]

Belize Prepares for Children’s Parliament
Thirty-six children have been preparing to participate in a Children’s Parliament to commemorate the thirtieth anniversary of the Convention of the Rights of the Children next month. The event is [...]

The Reporter

Armed Robbery Of Zitro Western Union In Orange Walk
An armed robbery occurred at the Zitro Western Union branch located on Queen Victoria Avenue in Orange Walk Town.

LOVE FM

Belize City House of Culture launch naming competition for ground zero
The Belize City House of Culture and Downtown Rejuvenation Project is seeking public opinion on what the new structure being built at ground zero should be named. Ground zero is the site where the Paslow Building once stood before it was set on fire in 2002.

Dr. Candice Pitts ready to fight for Mesop
Earlier this year, Councillor Dr. Candice Pitts, was endorsed as the PUP Standard Bearer for the Mesopotamia constituency. In the next general election scheduled to take place in 2020, Dr. Pitts will go up against Music Ambassador Shyne Barrow for that division.

Citco contemplating whether to file an appeal in Miller’s case
On October 4, Candice Miller, the former City Administrator for the Belize City Council was victorious in court as she was awarded in excess of four hundred thousand dollars. Justice Courtenay Abel ruled that contrary to what the Belize City Council was saying, Miller was not in dereliction of her duties.

Discussing the inner workings of the Princess Royal Youth Hostel
The tragic fire at the Youth Hostel was not the only thing discussed when Love News Reporter, Courtney Menzies, sat with the authorities in charge. We received an in depth analysis about the inner workings of the institution. This will be a part of our Youth Hostel Series, which will be aired over the next few days.

Report of fire that killed three girls at Youth Hostel will not be released
n terms of tragedies, there are several that Belizeans will never forget. One of those is the fire at the Princess Royal Youth Hostel that took the lives of three teenage girls. This incident occurred in 2015, after the girls were locked in a room reportedly as a form of punishment.

Marconi Leal challenged voters’ list in court
The People’s United Party (PUP) started their challenge of the voters’ list for Belize Rural North with fifty nine objections but quickly took it down to six when they went to court today. In court, Marconi Leal, the PUP’s Standard Bearer along with Nathaniel Alvarado testified that one of the six individuals, Johann Badman, doesn’t live in that division.

Caribbean Statistics Day: “Building Resilience of the Caribbean Community”
The Statistical Institute of Belize, SIB, held an exhibition at the Belize Institute of Management. Javier Romero, Assistant Statistician I, at the Statistical Institute of Belize, says statistics allow us to understand the world better.

Breaking Belize NewsPJ

Jasmine Alert issued for missing San Ignacio teen
The family of 16-year old Kimberly Galvez of San Ignacio is seeking the public’s assistance […]

Speaker rebuffs Opposition Leader’s appeal over write-offs
Speaker of the House of Representatives Laura Longsworth has dismissed Leader of the Opposition John […]

Armed robbers target Zitro Office in Orange Walk
Orange Walk Police are investigating an armed robbery that occurred sometime after 3 pm today. […]

UB awards 15 scholarships and bursaries for school year
Fifteen students of the University of Belize (UB) have won scholarships and bursaries for the […]

Caribbean celebrates Statistics Day
The Statistical Institute of Belize (SIB) marked Caribbean Statistics Day this week by hosting a […]

Belize delegates head to Costa Rica for the U-13 CODICADER games 2019
Fifty-nine athletes and delegates are on their way to Costa Rica for the Elementary Level […]

Prince Harry gets emotional at award ceremony speaking about Meghan and Archie
Picture: BBC News On Tuesday, Prince Harry and the Duchess of Sussex, Meghan attended the […]

U-18 selection records wins in Belize and Petén ahead of regional championship
The Junior Jaguars under-18 football team played two friendly matches over the weekend as it […]

Food is Life!
Food is Life, health, energy, culture and nutrition. Today is being commemorated around the world […]

Belize represented at 5th meeting of the executive commission of Mesoamerica and the First Mesoamerica cooperation forum
Belize was represented at the 5th meeting of the executive commission of Mesoamerica and the […]

Shantel Neal charged for aggravated assault
Nachell Flowers reported to police that on October 13 around 3:30 a.m. she was socializing with a friend at a night club on the Philip Goldson Highway when an altercation ensued between her and Shantel Neal...

St. Martin’s Credit Union commemorating International Credit Union Day
Tomorrow, October 17, will mark the celebration of International Credit Union Day and St. Martin’s Credit Union (SMCU) in Cayo is marking the occasion by either hosting or being a part of various activities...

Man and woman charged for drug trafficking
A man and a woman were charged yesterday for drug trafficking. According to reports, police were on patrol on the George Price Highway between miles 29 and 30 where they saw a black pick-up truck swerving on the highway...

Eleven communities in southern Belize included in research on climate change
The Community Disaster Risk Reduction Fund (CDDRF), in collaboration with the Ministry of Labour, Local Government and Rural Development and the Social Development Commission (Jamaica) hosted a Community Profiles...

Special Envoy’s office launches new cancer awareness flye
Yesterday, the Office of the Special Envoy for Women and Children (SEWC) in partnership with the Belize Cancer Society, launched its 2019 Cancer Awareness Flyer as part of Belize’s activities for Breast Cancer Awareness Month...

Belize and Taiwan continue to celebrate diplomatic relations
This year marks the 30th anniversary of friendly diplomatic relations between Belize and the Republic of China (Taiwan). To celebrate, both governments have been hosting a series of events commemorating the milestone...

Belize - Short term actions for clean water
The Clean Water Alliance is a work-in-progress non-political movement that aims to organize the human and material resources necessary to end further pollution of Belize’s waters and to optimally rehabilitate already polluted waters...

Blogs

Sere, A Garifuna Delicacy
Traditional Garifuna foods are based around fish, chicken, cassava, bananas, and plantains. Most of the meals are rich and hearty. The foods are very labor-intensive and used to be cooked over an open fire hearth. Though stoves save time, most of the Garifuna families still prefer to cook over the fire hearth because of the unique taste it adds to the meals. Arawak cooking, combined with African influences, come together as a mouth-watering Belizean delicacy that all must try. For example, Sere is a very common traditional meal. It is a creamy coconut fish soup infused with local spices, served with a side of coconut rice, seasoned ripe plantains, and mashed greens or yams. This meal will certainly leave your taste buds bursting with flavor!

Belize and Yoga
Belize and Yoga. These two words together are enough to invite almost anyone to escape their everyday routine. There’s nothing better than doing yoga while embracing  the natural beauty of Belize. Belize is one of the most spectacular places on earth, perfect for relaxing and finding yourself surrounded by nature. Now, with wellness travel gaining popularity,  yoga vacations are popping up all over the world.  Now you can combine the experience of traveling through Belize with yoga that together provides physical, mental, and spiritual exploration and growth while  still allowing plenty of personal time for adventures and relaxation; the makings of a profound and possibly life-changing experience.

Conservation in Belize
Belize is known as “the jewel” because of its lush green forest, blue waters and abundance of wildlife. This jewel has passed many environmental protection laws that aim to preserve the country’s natural and cultural heritage. There are many conservation groups and efforts that move towards the conservation of particular species or groups of animals, while others are aimed at entire habitats such as the marine habitat and the reef system. What many may not be aware of is that this small, yet beautiful country of Belize has some of the richest habitats in this world. There are currently 103 protected areas throughout the country of Belize.

International Sourcesizz

Another threat to coral: sewage discharges by Cozumel hotels
At least a dozen pipes dispose of wastewater in waters off Cozumel. Just after environmental authorities closed some of the reefs around Cozumel due to the presence of white band disease, another threat to coral has been detected: sewage discharges from hotels on the island. Renowned speleologist Germán Yañez has discovered at least 12 pipes that carry sewage from hotels to reefs around Cozumel, the newspaper Milenio reported. One hotel disposes wastewater via a cave that opens up to the Caribbean Sea. The hotels responsible won’t be made public until the environmental protection agency Profepa has investigated.

Wash U Med School administrator leads all-volunteer surgical missions to Central America
You never know when an experience or a conversation will change your life and the lives of others. Peggy Frisella co-founded Surgical Outreach for the Americas (SOfA) in 2008 with Dr. Brent Matthews. She had lived in Guatemala as a young nurse and brought her daughters there for their junior service project. He had done some medical mission work in Haiti and was eager to help more people in underserved countries. Since 2008, the volunteer medical teams of SOfA have performed more than 1,300 surgeries in the Dominican Republic, El Salvador and Honduras. They’re branching out to Belize with a trip this December.

Videos

  • The month of October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, 3.5min. It is an annual international health campaign organized by major breast cancer charities. Here in Belize the Belize Cancer Society and the Special Envoy for Women and Children, Kim Simplis Barrow unveiled their Cancer Flyer for 2019 at the Biltmore Hotel. The event saw the participation of sponsors and cancer survivors who shared their stories. According to Special Envoy for Women and Children, the flyer aims to spread awareness of cancer in our society.

  • James Adderly on Sporting Activities over the Rainy Weekend, 6.5min. Good evening, I’m James Adderly and this is Sports Monday.

  • The Adventures of Ronnie and Dr. Sheba in Belize, 4min.

  • Jaguar Attacks Dog in Belize, 45sec. Jaguar tried to go for the throat on a sleeping dog. The dogs collar saved it from instant death. The dogs ultimate fate is unknown but probably not position.

  • Belize Football Arrival Exclusive Interview After St. Kitts Game, 26min.

  • Belize Hanal Pixan explanation by Maya elder Mr.Felipe Tzul, 9min. Mr. Felipe Tzul is a Maya Masewal elder from the village of Patchakan in the Corozal district who explained the tradition of U Janal Pixano'ob in Maya T'aan(Yucatec Maya) and Spanish. Hanal Pixan means "food for the soul" is still celebrated by people of Yucatec Maya descent from Corozal,Orange Walk and Cayo. Today the Yucatec Mayas in Belize may also identify themselves as "Maya , Masewal ,Maya Masewal, Maya Mestizo or Mayero ".

  • Pile driving ceremony of the Sir Colville N. Young Building, 51min. Home of Scouting in Belize.

  • Weather Update & Safety Tips, 17min.

  • The Ministry of Health - educating the populace about Infection Control, 26min. The Ministry of Health has dedicated this week to educating the populace about Infection Control. Our guests shared the details about the week and gave tips for families and hospital settings. They also gave us an update on other initiatives of the Licensing and Accreditation Unit.

  • 30th anniversary of the signing of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), 54min. Belize is preparing to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the signing of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC). It has been thirty years of work to make Belize a better place for children to live and thrive. Our guests talked about the child protection system and how it is set up to safeguard these rights and build nurturing and empowering environments for children and families.

  • Marie Sharp's Promo Video, 1min. Fresh from our farm to your table since 1981, Marie Sharp's Pepper Sauces are made with the freshest and finest ingredients like hand chopped carrots, selected white onions, hand harvested Habaneros, Cane Vinegar, Sea Salt, Key Lime Juice and hand picked garlic making it a Pepper Sauce like no other! Exported and enjoyed in more than 30 countries around the world and also on nearly every family and restaurant table in our beautiful Belize. Marie Sharps, Proud Products of Belize!

  • Garifuna Cuisine Belize Hudut, 3min.

  • Belize Spearfishing Episode 2: Flooded, 13min. In this episode we go spearfishing for some cichlids and other exotic species.

  • Sports Talk Show,, 60min.