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The San Pedro Sun

Belizean Wavemakers Gather for Oceana’s 2019 Annual General Meeting
On Saturday, October 19th, Belizeans from across the country came out in waves to the Saint Catherine’s Academy Auditorium in Belize City to participate in Oceana’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) of dedicated volunteers, “Wavemakers.” Over four hundred Wavemakers from Corozal, Orange Walk, Belize, Cayo, Stann Creek, and Toledo districts, as well as Caye Caulker and Ambergris Caye attended this year’s event.

Belize hosts fifth Annual Multinational Security Cooperation Conference
On Friday, October 18th, the Ministry of National Security (Defense) hosted the 5th Annual Multinational Security Cooperation Conference at the Grand Caribe Belize Suites & Residences in San Pedro Town. The main objective of the conference was to share Belize’s national security strategic vision, accomplishments, and requirements with its allies and partners.

San Pedro Pirates nab first home victory of the PLB season
During the 11th week of the Premiere League of Belize (PLB) 2019 Opening Season, San Pedro Pirates managed to win their first home game of the season on Saturday, October 19th. With this 2-1 victory against Verdes F.C, the San Pedro Pirates F.C moved up to the fourth place spot in the PLB charts with 16 accumulated points. The game began inside the Ambergris Stadium at 7:30PM, and fans were eager for a taste of home victory. At the 10th minute, Verdes’ Mariano Landero managed to score the first goal for his team. After that, Pirates responded with close attempts, offside, but all were unsuccessful.

Ambergris Today

BTB’s National Tourism Awards 2019 Recognizes The Best Of The Industry
The Belize Tourism Board (BTB) recognized the top tourism performers during its 17th National Tourism Awards Gala Event held on Saturday, 19th October in Belize City. Congratulations goes out especially to the winners from San Pedro namely Grand Caribe on their win for Top Performing Hotel of the Year, the San Pedro Tour Guide Association - for the Tour Guide Association of the Year and to Mrs. Kelly McDermott Kanabar on her win for this year's Minister's Award.

Various Belizean Sources

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Red-footed Boobies released
We are beyond happy to announce that we released three of our juvenile Red-footed Boobies at Half Moon Caye a few days ago! Thanks to Belize Audubon Society we were allowed to join them to see if our loved birds adapt well in their new home!

1st street North in Corozal is being repaired
Be cautious until it’s finished.

Run 4 The Coast
Take a run for Coastal Awareness Week.

**MISSING TEEN**
Police are asking the public's assistance in locating 16-year-old Arleny Coye, of August Pine Ridge Village. She was last seen by her sister today at around 12:30pm wearing a blue blouse, blue jeans, and blue striped closed up shoes. She is about 5 feet in height and weighs about 115 pounds. If seen, please call 911 or 922.

Voluntary Fire Service Training by the Fire Department on Caye Caulker
Thank you to everyone who showed up to the practical part of the voluntary fire training. It was very educational and we have members of the community who can now assist the firemen. Thank you to Mr. Bucknor, Caye Caulker Fire Department and Mr. Gillett in making this a reality. Thank you to Island Magic for sending over staff to participate.

Culinary Training in Belize City
Food and Kitchen Safety. Food Costing. Cutting - Edge Cuisine and Textures. Plating Techniques. Dates: November 11-13, 2019. Contact: [email protected] Please see flyer below for more information. *No phone number provided*

ALL ARCHAEOLOCICAL RESERVES ARE OPEN FOR VISITATION
6AM THURSDAY 24 OCTOBER 2019

Holiday Hotel's Frightful Fete
IT'S HERE IT'S NEAR! OUR FAVORITE NIGHT OF THE YEAR! There's nothing to fear! We're back with Holiday Hotel's Frightful Fete is going to be a night to never forget! THIS SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2019. Get dressed in your Halloween best and we'll see you there!

Sandy Toes Beach Bar & Grill Halloween Costume Party
Are you all ready for our most fun party of the year. Join us on our 4th annual Halloween party coming to you with our house DJ and lots of giveaways.

2019 Halloween Bash Hosted by Crazy Canucks Beach Bar
Halloween 2019! Time to get those costumes ready! We are celebrating on Friday, October 25, which also happens to be Rob’s birthday! DJ, prize giveaways, free shots. Let’s start the Halloween week out with a bang!

Holiday Party & Tree Lighting Ceremony
It's the most wonderful time of the year at The Truck Stop! Come join us for our annual Holiday Party, Tree Lighting, and photos with the big man himself -- SANTA CLAUS! 6PM - Tree Lighting. 6:30 - Photos with SANTA! All Night - Fun holiday festivities for the whole family! It's going to be another really fun night, and we hope you can join us. From our family to yours, Happy Holidays San Pedro!

Channel 7

5 Year Old Girls Molested By 14 Year Old Boy in Stann Creek
Two highly disturbing cases of unlawful sexual intercourse with minors were reported in Sitee River over the weekend. What makes these cases even more disturbing, however, is that the victims are little girls, just 5 years old, and the alleged assailant in both cases is a 14 year old boy. Police are moving very carefully with the investigation, and involving social sector partners because of the difficult and sensitive nature of the case - involving all minors. The head of National Crimes Investigation shared preliminary details earlier today at the Training Academy in Belmopan..

Police Careful With Case Of Mentally Ill Killer
We'll keep following that case very closely for developments, and in other news Last night we told you about the Marin brothers, 17 year old Issac and 22 year old Carlos. The teenager was fatally stabbed while his brother is recovering in the hospital. It happened in the residence located beneath "I and I Bar" on Caye Caulker, and while last night we reported the story according to the account's of the village chairlady, today police presented a slightly different sequence of events.

COMPOL Outlines Protocol For Dealing With Mentally Ill Suspect
And while Jaime Marin remains in police custody, there are concerns regarding whether a jail cell is an appropriate location for him given his reported delicate state of mental health. Earlier today the commissioner walked us through the steps that will have to be taken before Jaime Marin can be charged with either murder or manslaughter in the stabbing death of his cousin Issac. Chester Williams, Commissioner of police: "We, the police are no in a position to say who has mental health issues. That is a profession that is foreign to us. We would have to rely on the expert opinion from those persons who were trained in those areas, but we can say that of late we have seen a number of those incidences where people are saying that the perpetrator has some mental health issue i.e. the incident in Caye Caulker a couple days ago."

Did Brandon Veer Into Enemy Territory?
Last night we told you how Brandon Bennett was shot and killed and his body thrown on the Vista Del Mar Boulevard in Ladyville. It is believed to be a gang related killing. Today ACP Myvette shared what police know about the last moments of Brandon Bennet's life - which includes an excursion into gang territory. ACP Joesph Myvette: "Sometime shortly after 8:00 pm on Monday police were called to an area on Vista del Mar boulevard. Where they saw he apparent lifeless body of a male person with apparent gunshot wounds and he was later identified as Brandon Bennet, 24 years of a Louise Bevans address in Belize City..."

DHS Asks Brackett Where Are The Facts?
Last night on the news, activist of many causes and colors Geovanni Brackett spoke out against the Ministry Of Health's strict regulations on pharmaceuticals. Brackett said the The Food and Drugs Regulations of 2017 has made it so that Belizeans can't readily access the quality name brand drugs they want. Today, we caught up with the Director of Health Services at another event to get his response. He said that Brackett's big show was a lot about perception and not much about fact:

What's Behind the Over The Counter Restrictions?
So, if you have concerns about the quality or effectiveness of a pharmaceutical product, here's the number to call: It's the Drug Inspectorate at 828-4467 or you can email them at [email protected] And while you may have questions about generic drugs, what about those trusted names you used to be able to buy on the drug store shelves? Those have now been moved behind the counter - and we asked Manzanero why, using the brand name of a popular drug, Pepto Bismol:

GMP, CPP, and COA - What Does It All Mean?
And so while those trusted meds have been put on the back shelf - they say for your safety - what about other, brand name prescription medicines? Many complain that trusted, reliable brands which keep them healthy have become scarce or unavailable locally, and the generics don't do the job. The Ministry's response is that all those generics meet three main standards - which are at the heart of the new regulations. These are certificates of GMP, short for Good Manufacturing Practice, CPP, short for Certificate of pharmaceutical product, and COA, Certificate of analysis.

Doctors, Don't Play Up To Big Pharma
And that's why, Manzanero says, your doctor should not prescribe brand names, but instead give patients the drug name and let them find the best price: Reporter: "Are you getting any complaints from doctors about the prescriptions and having difficulty providing the medications that the want to prescribe and also reports of anyone, people going more and more to Chetumal to find medications when its unavailable in Belize and we've heard people call on the airwaves and some have taken to facebook to complain about this."

Drugs Are Being Tested
And, again, we come right back to the issue of the quality of the prescription drugs you may be getting. He says they have tested drugs that are on the market: Dr. Marvin Manzanero, Director of Health Services: "While we don't do in country testing, the mechanism that we have set in place of having a GNP, a CPP and COA is precisely to avoid that situation, because if you have a product that has a GNP, a CPP and COE.."

Are NHI Meds Safe?
But what about the drugs administered under the NHI program? Have those been tested? Since April of 2017, the NHI program has been using its own specially packaged generic medicines at select pharmacies. Dr. Marvin Manzanero, Director of Health Services: "Actually his concern was that the medications that NHI provides meets the same requirements..."

Are Jilted Suppliers The Moving Hands Behind Brackett?
And the real rub at the root of all this back and forth about certain drugs and whether they meet standards, is really and push and pull between the Ministry of Health - as the regulator, and the suppliers, who import the drugs in this multi million dollar pharmaceutical industry. Manzanero says he feels that Brackett - the activist - was acting more like a lobbyist for certain suppliers - mouthing arguments he's heard before:

Pharma Supply Contracts For the Well Connected?
But what some do feel is happening that some well connected suppliers are being given special consideration for Ministry of Health supply tenders. Manzanero has chaired twice chaired the tender committee and we asked him if he got any special directions: Reporter: "It persists this allegation that the minister and the now new CEO have people fronting for them in companies that are being favoured for tenders."

Shortage OF Anti-Retrovirals Won't End Soon
Turning now to news of another kind of medication - persons living with HIV are concerned because of a national shortage of anti retro viral medications. It's a critical issue for these persons, and Manzanero says it is on back order:

Pitts Shot In Car
Early this morning just before 2:00, 27 year old Allan Pitts was driving along with friends coming from the direction of Swing bridge. But it was when they turned onto Alexandria street that Pitts heard 4 gunshots and realized that he had been shot to the shoulder. ACP Myvette told us what Pitts reported to police earlier today. ACP Joesph Myvette: "Sometime shortly after 1:00a.m. this morning Belize City police was alerted of a shooting on Baghdad street in Belize city whereupon arrival they canvassed the area and were told that the victim had already been taken to the Belize Healthcare Partners..."

Commissioner Says Major Crimes Going Down, But Much More Needs Be Done
We met the Commissioner of Police Chester Williams in Belmopan today at the Training Academy with all commanders from formations countrywide. They gathered at the Belmopan Training Academy for the quarterly Computer Statistics Briefing, known as COMSTAT. They discussed the crime figures for the last quarter of the year and how they will bolster their collective response to crime. Now as it relates to the numbers so far, Commissioner Chester Williams says that while crime in the west is up. Nationwide things are going "somewhat well."

Mason Trial Begins To Wind Down With Closing Arguments
After many months of long days in court, and unavoidable delays, the trial of William "Danny" Mason, Ashton Vanegas, Keiron Fernandez, Terrence Fernandez, and Ernest Castillo is finally winding down. Very soon, Justice Antoinette Moore will begin her deliberations on the guilt or innocence of these 5 men for the crime of murder. The attorneys for both the prosecution and the defense began their closing arguments today and depending on the duration of each speech, this case could conclude on Friday, or by Monday afternoon at the latest.

Dengue May Spike With Heavy Rains
The latest Dengue figures show that the infection rate is on a downswing - but with these heavy rains, it is expected to go up again. And the relentless rain is also why you haven't seen spraying trucks in your neighborhood. The Director of Health Services told us more: "The dengue situation, I reviewed the data for this week gone by and it's the lowest confirmed cases I think for the last 8 weeks. The numbers have continue to come down, now the rainy season is here, our system still remains open and vigilant to ensuring that we don't missed out on those particular cases. Dengue, the topic is going to be discussed today at the pre=medical congress in terms of the clinical management, the updates in that regard. The spraying cycle continues..."

Continuous Education For Doctors
Dengue was one of the subjects being discussed at the medical conference where we met Manzanero today. It was held at the Biltmore and he told us more:...

A Palotti Pickup For Raffle
In April 2020, a lucky Belizean will drive away with a 2020 Nissan Frontier from Bravo Motors. That's when Pallotti High School will announce the winner of their vehicle raffle. Today the Pallotine sisters invited the media to launch a number of fundraising activities that will fund the construction of their much needed multi-purpose auditorium which will house a music conservatory and a gym. Their fundraising effort began today with the raffle.

Talking Tiki Rum
Liquor, liquor and more liquor: that's mostly what you will see starting tomorrow afternoon at the Princess Ramada for Belize's first ever International Tiki Festival. Well ..you may also see some tipsy tiki behavior as well but that's another story Over 150 bartenders including six visiting bartenders from Peru, Venezuela, Spain, U.S.A., Honduras and Uruguay will be attending.

Channel 5

The Investigation into the Rape of a 5-Year-Old by Another Minor
Tonight, there is a very disturbing report of sexual assault against children. Police have finally confirmed a report circulating since the start of the week that a five-year-old girl has [...]

Reynaldo Verde Pleads Not Guilty to Extortion Charges
Forty-six-year-old Reynaldo Verde, the Deputy Director of General Tax Services, remains in jail in the United States.  Verde is facing charges of extortion and attempted extortion.  Today, he appeared before [...]

Official Details on the Stabbing Death on Caye Caulker; Who will be Charged?
There are fresh details tonight on the unfortunate stabbing death of Isaac Marin and the stabbing of his brother Carlos, in Caye Caulker. Seventeen-year-old Isaac died shortly after the attack [...]

Police Tracking Brandon Bennett’s Whereabouts before He was Executed
Police also provide an update to the murder of a Belize City resident. Louise Bevans Street resident Brandon Bennett was executed on Monday night and his body dumped on the [...]

Allan Pitts is Shot in Belize City After Midnight
Twenty-seven-year-old Allan Pitts, a support technician of Burrell Boom Village, was injured shortly after midnight on Tuesday when the vehicle he was traveling in came under gunfire.  It is reported [...]

Mike Peyrefitte for U.D.P. Chairman!!
As the U.D.P. gears up for its February 2020 convention which will elect a successor to Prime Minister Dean Barrow as leader, a number of persons are throwing their hat [...]

Patrick or John? Nobody Knows Who Will Win Says Peyrefitte
With the leadership convention scheduled for February 2020, it would appear that the highest number of delegates is adding up in favour of John Saldivar, who lost to Patrick Faber [...]

Deputy Leadership Shows Democracy
As for first deputy leadership, Peyrefitte maintains that both candidates, Tracy Panton and Hugo Patt, are well intentioned in spite of who they are supporting for party leader.  He says [...]

Peyre Says He’s Running Independent
So who is Peyrefitte supporting for new leader of the U.D.P.?  That’s a question we put to him during our sit down this morning and he told us that despite [...]

Former Magistrate’s Court Secretary is Guilty of Theft
A secretary for the Dangriga Magistrate’s Court was convicted of theft at the Dangriga Magistrate’s Court for theft. Forty-nine year-old Dorkas Caliz was charged for stealing one thousand dollars from [...]

Belize Out of Anti-Retroviral Meds; New Stock Coming “Within a Few Weeks”
A lack of anti-retroviral medication is putting lives at risk. If a person with HIV/AIDS does not take the meds as prescribed, it can cause HIV to become resistant to [...]

M.O.H. Responds to Pharmaceutical Concerns
The Ministry of Health is today responding to concerns raised over the importation of generic drugs. Giovanni Brackett, an activist, says the F.D.A. approved drugs are not available and while [...]

P.U.P. Demands Answers from M.O.H.
The People’s United Party is reacting to our report on the shortage of anti-retroviral medication used to treat patients living with HIV/AIDS.   The P.U.P. expresses concern over the unavailability of [...]

Police Department Reviews Major Crimes; Murders Down so Far
The Commissioner of Police, Chester Williams was flanked by the top brass of the Belize Police Department, including regional commanders, as he released a crime report. Williams says major crimes [...]

Chester Wants to Close Down Irresponsible Liquor Establishments
Commissioner of Police Chester Williams during his interview with the media today took aim at the liquor establishments, who he says, have been irresponsible. He contends that alcohol consumption has [...]

Dr. Jorge Hidalgo Elected as Sec. Gen. of W.F.S.I.C.C.M.
Approximately two thousand delegates, including key policy decision-makers, across all domains of critical care and from over eighty-four countries gathered in Melbourne, Australia last week for the fourteenth World Congress [...]

World Congress of Intensive Care focused on Diversity
According to Doctor Hidalgo, the five-day congress discussed the issue of diversity to include small countries around the table since their needs are different. The World Federation of Societies of [...]

Hand in Hand Gifts a Brand New Home to a Southside family
A deserving family of eight received the key to their brand new home today in Belize City. Silvia Castro, her husband and their six children were begging for lodging in [...]

The Reporter

U.D.Ps Beverly Williams Jumps On Saldivar’s Band Wagon
The Reporter has confirmed that following on the heels of her colleague Tracy Taegar Panton, Hon. Beverly Williams has submitted her application for the post of Second Deputy Leader of the UDP.

LOVE FM

MOH responds to allegations of medication shortage for HIV patients
There have been reports of a shortage of anti-retroviral medications, which are used to treat patients with HIV/AIDS.

MOH celebrates Dental Health Week
Many people are probably not aware that October 20 to 26 marks Dental Health Week. Dental health is probably not something considered by many Belizeans when they think of the overall health of their body.

COMPOL coming after nightclubs
It is no secret that the Police Commissioner is cracking down on club owners and lobbying with the various liquor licensing boards regarding bar establishments around the country. In many instances these bars are not adhering to the liquor laws and minors are being allowed to purchase and consume alcohol.

Innovative app launched to change the way Belizeans shop
Belize-On is an innovative app designed by Karl H Menzies Company Limited as a new way to shop in Belize. Consumers can log in to the app and purchase from different stores around the country without even leaving their home.

No one Charged for double stabbing in Caye Caulker
Police officers continue to probe into the murder and stabbing incident that claimed the life of 17-year-old Isaac Marin in Caye Caulker. On October 21, Isaac Marin was sleeping in his home on Luciano Reyes Street when his mentally ill cousin reportedly came into the room and stabbed him.

Belmopan crime at an all time high
While the Police Department boasts about crime numbers being lower, one particular region that has been traumatized due to a spike in crime is out west. The western region of Belize has seen a lot of homicides in the last few months.

Police Department talks about crime statistics
Crime is down in Belize City … That is what the Police Commissioner, Chester Williams told the media today. In a special conference in Belmopan, the Belize Police Department released its statistics on crime around the country.

Doctors and nurses meet for medical congress
Doctors and nurses from all over the country gathered at the Best Western Belize Biltmore Plaza today for the annual pre-medical congress.

Police investigate rape incident in Stann Creek
Earlier this week we told you of a case where a minor reportedly raped another minor in Hopkins Village, Stann Creek District. Initially we reported that the victim was seven years old; police confirmed, however, that the child was only five years old.

Police accommodate for mentally ill individuals
The Police Department is working closely with the Ministry of Health to address crimes involving mentally ill individuals. As recent as last month, several police officers were trained by the Head Nurse of the Mental Health Unit in the Ministry of Health in recognizing and dealing with mental health issues.

Police Hunt For Suspect In Bennet Murder
26-year-old Brandon Bennett was killed on Monday, October 21 and investigators are still trying to figure out who killed him and why. Police have been able to trace his steps hours before he was murdered and it turns out that he was in rival territory. Despite that, it is still unclear what prompted Bennett’s demise.

Another Belize City Shooting
A technician attached to Belize Telemedia Limited was shot early this morning as he rode inside a vehicle with friends in Belize City. 27-year-old Allan Pitts was reportedly inside a red Kia Sorento and was traveling on Baghdad Street when upon their approach onto Alexandria Street, they came under attack.

Breaking Belize NewsPJ

Ministry of Works employee is victim of tonight’s murder in Orange Walk
Earlier tonight a man was gunned down in Orange Walk Town. The incident occurred in the […]

PUP takes aim at Ministry of Health
The People’s United Party (PUP) condemned the Ministry of Health (MOH) today, over the apparent […]

Belize U-18 book semifinal place after Panama draw
The Belize Under-18 selection made national history today in Costa Rica, advancing to the final four […]

Teen,16, reported missing in August Pine Ridge
The family of 16-year-old Arleny Coye of August Pine Ridge is seeking the public’s assistance […]

Son and friend charged in Corozal murder
Belize City residents Earl Bowden, 46, and Norman Castillo, 38, were arraigned on Monday in […]

Minister of Education breaks ground for new Pre and Primary School in Santa Elena
Today, Minister of Education, Patrick Faber broke the ground for the construction of a new Pre […]

Toledo to receive new Emergency Operations Center
The United States (US) Embassy in Belize today announced that there will be a ceremony […]

Belize defeats Guatemala 1-0, can qualify for UNCAF U-18 Men’s Championship semifinals
The Jaguars can still qualify for the semifinal round of the Central American Football Union (UNCAF) […]

Pomona Village Council and Area Rep unsatisfied with new Water Board
Members of the Pomona Village Council and Area Representative for Stann Creek West, Rodwell Ferguson […]

Boston Herald publishes heartwarming story of Belizean burn victim and her physical therapist
The Boston Herald, one of the oldest daily newspapers in the United States, published a […]

Belize Vacation Giveaway Set to Award a Full Week in Paradise to One Lucky Couple
Coco Plum Island Resort is delighted to announce a giveaway that runs between October 15, […]

Gun and ammunition found in Belize City
Proactive policing has removed a gun off the streets and out of the reach of […]

Allan Pitts shot in Belize City
A man was shot in Belize City early this morning. He has since been […]

House and dog shot up in Orange Walk Town
Just before 11 o’clock last night there was a shooting in Orange Walk Town. […]

Hugo Patt takes on Tracy Panton for deputy leader of UDP
Earlier this week, Tracy Panton applied to be the Deputy Leader of the United Democratic […]

Tropical wave brings more rains
The National Hurricane Center (NHC) is monitoring a tropical wave that is producing disorganized showers […]

National Met Office issues advice on flooding in flood prone areas
This morning, the National Meteorological Center of Belize issued an advisory for residents living near […]

Immigration Department loses two passports?
This morning, a Nicaraguan woman called into a local radio station claiming that her two […]

Mayor Wagner donates to children at Days of Healing Headquarters
The Days of Healing initiative, led by Perry “Stickz” Smith has provided a sanctuary for […]

Community of Artists for Cultural and Historical Endeavours launches telethon
The Community of Artists for Cultural and Historical Endeavours (CACHE) has launched a telethon to […]

Blogs

Finger – Licking Belizean BBQ!
Ask any Belizean what’s on their lunch menu for Saturday and hands down you will get the response “BBQ, of course!” it’s a weekend favorite. The convenience of having someone else do all the hard work that goes into preparing BBQ is always welcomed on a Saturday since this is the day when most Belizeans are busy tackling house chores, getting groceries, or helping the kids with their homework. What is also convenient is the time it takes to get your order fulfilled and have your plate on your dining table or on the go in no time. Barbecue stalls are located on practically every street corner in Belize. Vendors set up their tent and barbecue grills on the sidewalks taking advantage of the proximity to pedestrians and motorists alike. You can smell from afar the sweet smoky aroma of pork chops, ribs, sausage, steak, chicken, and even seafood like lobster (when in season).

The Belize Audubon Society – A Vital Link Between People And The Environment
Belize Audubon Society is a national conservation leader and development partner that inspires people to live in harmony with and benefit from the environment. It is a non-governmental, membership-based organization dedicated to the sustainable management of our natural resources. “It all started with the Boobies”, the native birds of Half Moon Caye. Almost four decades after the hallmark victory of advocating for the establishment of Belize’s first protected areas: Half Moon Caye Natural Monument, the National Parks System Act, and the Wildlife Protection Act, the Belize Audubon Society continues to be actively involved in environmental advocacy. Today, the environmental advocacy focus is wider as the emerging issues surrounding sustainable development in Belize remains at the forefront.

A Day in Belize City – Museum
For tourists and locals who have only one day to look around Belize City, it may seem that the best bet is to explore what gastronomy the city has to offer. However, there is a charming national museum waiting for you to visit! Situated just a stone’s throw from the Belize Tourism Village, the Museum of Belize is safely tucked away on the compound of the Central Bank of Belize. Day tourists and locals alike are surprised to know that there is so much to see and learn behind the tall walls which guard both the museum and the city’s highest security location.  The Museum of Belize is housed in a rigid historical building which was a prison called Her Majesty’s Prison from 1857 to 1993.

International Sourcesizz

From Tropical Jungles to Secret Beaches: Why You Should Visit Belize This Winte
With its tropical forests, Mayan ruins and pristine coastline, there is a reason that Belize has become increasingly popular over time. In fact, with its juxtaposition of the Caribbean Sea and dense rain forests, this Central American destination has drawn comparisons to that most omnipresent of tropical getaways: Tulum, Mexico. Indeed, with its similar climate and terrain (Belize borders Mexico), and its rich Mayan heritage, there are striking similarities between the two getaways. We recommend beginning your trip in the rainforest, home to both beautiful tropical birds, the elusive jaguar, and yes, the fer-de-lance, once of the world’s deadliest snakes – be careful where you step when hiking out. Once you fly into Philip S.W. Goldson International Airport in Ladyville, Belize, head to La Democracia to visit the Belize Zoo, which is less of a zoo in the traditional term and more of an animal rescue shelter where a jaguar will actually lick your head – one of the more thrilling and terrifying experiences of your life.

Fishing vessel safety declaration signed by 48 states
A total of 48 states have signed a public declaration to indicate their determination to ratify the 2012 Cape Town Agreement on fishing vessel safety at a ministerial conference held this week, the Maritime Executive reported. On Oct. 21-23, senior government officials from around the world met in Torremolinos, Spain to attend the International Maritime Organization’s ministerial conference on fishing vessel safety and illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing. The conference aimed to promote ratifications of the Cape Town agreement, a treaty that establishes international safety standards in the commercial fishing industry.

Videos

  • The rain brought lots of visitors to our yard this morning, 2min. Little green heron (poor Joe), little blue heron, snowy egret.

  • Thousands of Caterpillar in the grass, 15sec. The chickens and guinea hens are in foodie heaven!

  • Pollution Crisis in New River, Belize, 3min. In September 2019, the Crocodile Research Coalition (CRC) has taken up the task to conduct research and monitoring of New River, Orange Walk, Belize in response to the continuous fish kills, water eutrophication and deaths of crocodiles.

  • BELIZE FLY FISHING, 6min. Fly fishing on the flats in Belize.

  • Belize: Klimawandel bedroht zweitgrobtes Riff der Welt, 4min. Dank Mabnahmen der Regierung war das Riff mittlerweile ausreichend geschutzt. Doch nun droht neue Gefahr: warmere Meere und Hurrikane durch den Klimawandel.

  • Hughes Honeymoon Belize, 9min. For our Honeymoon we traveled to Belize, Guatemala, and the island of St. George's Caye. We spent time in the first part of our trip exploring the jungle, climbing and jumping off waterfalls in limestone caves, temples, hiking, tubing down rivers, seeing howler monkey's and ending our trip on the island to snorkel and scuba dive. It is a trip we will always hold close to our hearts!

  • Fishing in Ambergris Caye Belize, 3.5min. Knotty Pirate/Uprising tours trip with Captain Eric and first mate Jiggy. A day on the water with these two was a blast. Started out catching sardines for bait and then Jiggy hopped in the water and came back with 26 lobsters! We then caught a bunch of snapper and a grouper. Then we headed to secret beach where Eric and Jiggy made us a fantastic lunch.

  • Dolphins having fun in the Placencia lagoon, 1/2min.

  • Channel 5 Obituaries - DEBRA DEBORAH TRAPP RAMCLAM, 3min.

  • Belize, 3.5min. Belize was such an amazing place filled with friendly people, tasty food, and colorful culture. Our favorite part of the tour was the Lamanai Mayan Ruins.

  • 1997 De wereld van Boudewijn Buch Belize, 30min.

  • Cahal Pech Archeological site/ Belize, 3min. something to do in Belize that is easily accessible. A very beautiful site located in the town of San Ignacio. come on down and see for yourself!!!

  • Sports Talk Show, 60min.

  • Youth Ambassadors Program, 1min. The Youth Ambassadors Program is currently seeking applicants to apply to the 2020 Belize Spanish program. Applicants must be citizens and residents of Belize, and speak Spanish. You can learn more about the program and how to apply at www.youthambassadorsprogram.org The deadline to submit your application is November 8, 2019.