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The San Pedro Sun

Tiki Rum Festival comes to Belize
Belizean bartenders and mixologists got to learn from the masters, when the Belize Tourist Board and 501 Hub hosted the first-ever Belize International Tiki Festival at the Princess Ramada Hotel in Belize City from Thursday through Saturday, October 24-26. Emir Sosa, the winner of the BTB Bartender of the Year 2018 competition, explained that over 150 bartenders have registered to participate in the event. Six visiting mixologists from Peru, Venezuela, Spain, U.S.A., Honduras, and Uruguay conducted seminars for local bartenders. The Festival culminated with Tiki bartender cocktail competitions from noon to 4:00 Saturday evening.

San Pedro burn victim Katerin Michel Perez back in Boston USA for follow-up treatment
Early in April of 2015, an unfortunate accident at the home of Carolina Dominguez Meza in the DFC Area left her daughter Katerin Michel Perez with third-degree burns to over 50% of her upper body. Perez was nine years old then and after being in Belize City for a few days in a coma, was airlifted to the Shriners Hospital for Children in Boston, USA, where she spent several months undergoing treatment. Since then, Katerin has made a remarkable recovery, and every year, she is required to travel to the medical center for treatment. Currently, she is back in Boston along with her mother for her annual check-ups and scheduled surgeries.

Illegal plane landing in northern Belize prompts Mexican authorities to increase border presence
After the seventh suspected drug plane for 2019 landed undetected in northern Belize on Sunday, October 20th, Mexican authorities have increased their military presence along the border with Belize on the banks of the Rio Hondo. The illegal aircraft, a Hawker Siddeley 125 jet, with an estimated carrying capacity of 1.5 tons of cargo, was found empty near the community of La Union in the Orange Walk District. Belize authorities say they are working with their Mexican counterparts to deter such activities; however, they admit that because of the lack of resources, such as radar to detect these aircraft when they enter Belizean air space, their efforts will continue facing challenges.

Ambergris Today

UK To Help Build Belize’s Climate Resilience And Adaptive Measures In Its Blue Economy
As Belize prepares to celebrate Coastal Awareness Week under the theme, “building coastal resilience through innovation” a number of scientists and hydrographic experts are in country to continue work in helping to build the nation’s climate resilience and to develop adaptive measures as part of its efforts to manage and protect coastal and marine resources.

Various Belizean Sources

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BTB Newsletter- Toucan Talk, Issue #23
Check out the latest edition of the Belize Tourism Board's "Toucan Talk" for July – Sept 2019.

Help with funeral expenses on Caye Caulker
Im pretty sure you all know Edwin Baltazar better known as Eddie, Shaba or Smurf. He has been living on Caye Caulker for as long as i can remember. His mom, Ms. Margaret Baltazar passed away yesterday, 22nd of October, 2019. Eddie is asking the Caye Caulker community to please kindly assist him in any way that you can so he can put together for his mom's funeral. Any donations will be greatly appreciated. Funeral services will be held next week Friday November 1st in Belize, Mile 13. If you would like to assist in any way, please contact Eddie directly at tel # 633-5532.

Looking for a legal secretary for a law office on Caye Caulker
The position is full time. Candidate must have a minimum of an associate degree, be a team player, be able to work in a fast-paced environment, meet strict deadlines, be legal to work in Belize, and be able to function in a stressful environment. No legal experience is necessary, will train the right candidate. The position is located on Caye Caulker.

Tropical Agriculture Conference November 11-13
Belmopan, NATS Grounds.

Louis Sylvester Complex in San Pedro: Plan vs Reality
AKA Saca Chispa Field... What they promised us vs. what they gave us ..

Road work in San Pedro Oct 25-28
The San Pedro Town Council in conjunction with Belize Water Services Ltd. hereby advise the general public that road works will be taking place between Friday, October 25 to Monday, October 28, 2019. Works will take place from the docking station at the Marina, unto the DFC Area and leading to Sea Grape Drive, in order to facilitate the safe and fragile transportation of the new Reverse Osmosis Plant and other containers that are scheduled to arrive in San Pedro Town between Tuesday, October 29th to Wednesday, November 6, as part of the Improvement of the Water Distribution System in Ambergris Caye

Annual Cancer Walk on Caye Caulker
Please join ARMS Of Love (Caye Caulker Cancer Group) in its annual cancer walk this coming Saturday. We start from the airstrip at 5:00 am, walk all the way up to the Split and end at the Central Park. We will have powder buns and coffee. A walk to remember those that have fallen to this dreadful disease, to honor the survivors and to let those fighting this battle know that they are not alone. A small donation of a $1 is being asked after the walk. Every little helps! Thank you and God bless.

R.I.P. Isaac Marin. May you R.I.P. and rise in glory
Issac Isaih Marin is survived by his father Salvador Marin, his mother Mirna Alvarado, 7 sisters and 3 brothers: Iselita Marin (pre-deceased), Jessica Marin, Nikita Marin, Lexee Marin Hernandez, Miguel Marin, Carlos Marin, Tatiana Alvarado, Chloe Bainton, Alexander Bainton and Nadi Bainton. Four Nieces: Jasmin Canto, Lenielee Requena, Jewel Canto and Hazel Alvarado Burn. Four Nephews Jamil Canto Jr, Joel Guzman, Emelito Hernandez and Kade Marin. A host of cousins and other relatives and friends. The family requests that attendees participating in any or all parts of the Celebration of the Life of Issac refrain from using black or dark colors.It further requests that hues of blue and green, the color of the sea, be worn. A non-alcoholic wake will be held at the residence of Salvador Marin on Saturday 26th October from 7:00 p.m.

PACT invests in CZMAI
PACT has recently awarded a secondary investment to the Belize Coastal Zone Management Authority and Institute (CZMAI) for “Strengthening the effectiveness of the Belize CZMAI”. This investment of $19, 715.00 will support the Institute’s work including Water Quality Monitoring, Management of the Sport Fishing Program, and other activities that support the overall management of Belize’s Coastal Zone.

Tourism Arrivals Are Up In Belize
With many Caribbean hotels experiencing a turbulent first half of 2019, Belize continues to buck downward trends with figures showing a healthy increase in tourist arrivals during the same period, according to The Lodge at Chaa Creek's managing director. Bryony Fleming Bradley said the Belize Tourism Board (BTB) reported another strong finish to the first half of 2019, with the country enjoying an increase of six percent in overnight arrivals and over ten percent in cruise ship arrivals compared to the same period last year. Meanwhile, recent reports in Travel Pulse and other media outlets quote data from global travel research firm STR data showing that, overall, Caribbean hotel occupancy has been in decline throughout spring and summer 2019.

Pumpkins at San Pedros The Greenhouse Market
If you are not ready to splurge on the big beauties...do what I did and get a little local cutie for $4.50bzd. The big ones are $56bzd but consider that they came down refrigerated from Indiana and are Mose certainly not duty free!

"50 BIG Experiences on Ambergris Caye" now out in paperback
Just out in paperback - did you get your copy of 50 BIG Experiences on Ambergris Caye? A bestseller! https://amzn.to/2ochEGS

2020 Rum, Ribs, Rice and Chicken Foot Contest scholarship awards
Congratulations to Pat King and some of the scholarship awardees. The 2020 Rum, Ribs, Rice and Chicken Foot Contest scholarship awards. A sustainable investment in education.

NOTICE for accommodation sector on Caye Caulker
Those properties needing Health Inspection for 2020 License Renewal - please sign up name and cell phone number at CC Village Council. Health team will follow.

Successful 2nd Annual Belize Birding Festival
The Cayo district welcomed over two-hundred participants at the 2nd Annual Belize Birding Festival 2019, this past weekend October 19th and 20th at the San Ignacio Resort Hotel. The two-day festival included presentations, panel discussions, workshops, birding tours, vendor booths, and an evening cocktail. In partnership, the Belize Tourism Industry Association (BTIA), Belize Audubon Society (BAS), and the Belize Hotel Association (BHA) comprise the organizing partners of the annual Belize Birding Festival. This festival welcomes local and international birders and wildlife enthusiasts to enhance their appreciation of Belize’s spectacular natural habitat were over 500 bird species have been recorded. Belize continues to grow as exciting birding destination that hosted over 30,000 birding enthusiasts in 2018 (BTB, 2019).

Paradise Theater playing this weekend
The Angry Birds 2, The Kitchen, Girl on the Third Floor, Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark

Channel 7

Man Found Apparently Murdered in OW Town Cemetery
There have been two apparent murders in Orange Walk in the last 24 hours.  Darren Gentle - who's is the son of Ministry of Works CEO Errol Gentle - was executed last night in a some kind of transaction gone bad.   We'll tell you about that shortly, but first to this afternoon's news of a dead body found in the town cemetery.   Around two this afternoon, the body of a John Doe was found stuffed between two tombs inside a mausoleum.

Son of Works CEO Slain in Roadside Transactions Gone Bad
So, that is the second murder case Orange Walk police are working on. The first happened last night when a man was killed with a single shot to the head.  It happened on a feeder road near the A&R compound in Orange Walk.  26 year old Darren Gentle - who was reportedly in the area to participate in a roadside transaction- may have been set up by the very man he had gone there to meet.  Cherisse Halsall reports: This was the scene last night just after 7:30 on a feeder road just off the northern highway in Orange Walk where police discovered the body of 26 year old Darren Gentle. He was slumped forward on the driver's side of a Grey and white Chevrolet Trailblazer.

Mentally Ill Man Charged for Murder
On Monday we told you about the stabbing death in Caye Caulker. It happened in the residence located below "I and I" bar when an altercation ensued between a mentally ill man and his cousins, one of whom died from the injuries.  And, today - notwithstanding his mental state - 28 year old Jaime Marin was charged for the murder of his 17 year old cousin, and the attempted murder of another cousin.   We spoke to his attorney, Hurl Hamilton, at court today - and he said that while is client has been remanded to the Belize Central prison there should be an alternative facility to house accused persons who are mentally ill:

Another day, another No-Show Witness, Another Nolle Pros
Another day, another nolle pros, and again it's because the main witness failed to show up.   In 2015, Ryan Alvarez Jr. known as "Lippo" was accused of killing Edward "Dutch" Robinson.  The 56 year old was collateral damage - because Alavarez was reportedly trying to shoot a gang rival, Jamil "Lado" Betancourt.   And when Betancourt did not appear in Supreme Court today before Justice Colin Williams for a trial without a jury, the case collapsed and Alvarez's attorney, Leeroy Banner, submitted that Alvarez did not have a case to answer to.

Saldivar And Boss P? That Ain't Me!
Things are really heating up in the UDP as we get closer to Friday. And that's because Friday is the deadline for candidates to submit their names to fill executive posts in the February 2020 national convention.   Today, there were two notable submissions.  First, Belize Rural South Representative Manuel Junior Heredia submitted his name for the post of Second Deputy.  So, that means he is now challenging Belize Rural Central's Beverly Williams who had submitted her name for the same position on Tuesday. Heredia is a long time and ardent supporter of Deputy Leader Patrick Faber, while  Williams has publicly stated that she is part of John Saldivar's slate. 

Friendly Faber Supports Tracy, And Bev, And Hugo
And while "Boss P" supported Faber in the last convention for Deputy Leader, he has not declared this time.  And neither has Tracy Taegar - who put in her name for first deputy.  She says she supports both Faber and Saldivar for leader.   And, keeping up with the sanitized public comments that betray none of the cut throat venality of inter-party politics, Faber says he supports Teager-Panton for first Deputy - and Beverly Williams for second deputy - even though she supports Saldivar:

Is Faber Being Muscled Out of Leadership Race?
And while Faber is publicly playing political kumbaya, behind the scenes right now it's a cut throat competition to secure standard bearers and their delegates.  And we get the sense that a lot of the energy from within the party is geared at making sure Faber does not get into the leader's seat.   We asked him today about those guiding hands: Jules Vasquez: "Would you accept that there are guiding hands inside the UDP who are trying - and they have tried before - who are trying to shape a leadership slate for John Saldivar and not for Patrick Faber?"

Faber Says Delegates List Cannot Be Impenetrable
And while Faber hopes that he will be able to campaign openly and directly to those 560 delegates - that really is the key to the February 2020 convention.   Who are those delegates?  And how can standard bearers make sure that they vote for the candidates who that standard bearer supports? Well, that's the art off politics, and it is very inexact, a fact which Faber hopes to capitalize on: Jules Vasquez: "We know that this will not be a delegates list like what you won the deputy leadership on, that was what would be called a peace time list, your friends. Now this is a war time list, it's only family and who you the mind will be on this list."

Dangriga Got Short Changed Due to Divisions
And, Clifford Peters from Dangriga, may be a good example of how delegate lists have to reflect some level of divisional diversity.   There's no way Frank Pawpa Mena can keep him off the list - even though eh says he will vote his conscience, and not necessarily how Mena wants him to. He told us though, that aside from this - he, Mena, and his brother, the mayor Francis Humphreys have patched up their substantial differences in the division,. And he told us why it make a difference:

Still No Answers For Allan Pitts Shooting
Switching now to crime.Police have not established a motive or any leads in the Allan Pitts' shooting. As we told you, it happened early yesterday 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. Today police told us the little they know so far.

The Masculinity Problem
The Gender and Development Programme of the CARICOM Secretariat today headed a workshop with an interesting concept. It's called Rethinking Masculinity, Understanding Gender Equality As A Means of Ending Violence in Schools, and by extension the community.  The workshop comes out of a study which the CARICOM Secretariat commissioned in 2012 in Belize, Guyana, Jamaica, Suriname and Trinidad and Tobago.  It surveyed 1000 students aged 15-21, as well as their parents and teachers to find out what's behind male pattern violence which is a huge social problem in the region.  

Closing Arguments In Mason Trial
Last night, we took you to the Belmopan Supreme Court for the start of the closing arguments in the murder trial of William "Danny" Mason, Ashton Vanegas, Keiron Fernandez, Terrence Fernandez, and Ernest Castillo. This is the final step, just before Justice Antoinette Moore begins her deliberations. It is an opportunity for the attorneys from both the defense and the prosecution to try and convince the judge about the guilt or innocence of each accused. As viewers are aware, they are all jointly charged with the 2016 murder of Pastor Llewellyn Lucas.

Boatyard Activities Cause Concern Caribbean Shores
Fiberglass: It is a common construction material, you can find it in windows, roofing, aircrafts and boats among many other products. Well, it might be common but the fiber glass particles are dangerous to humans. They cause irritation to the skin, and when inhaled it causes irritation to the nose and throat among other serious complications.

Making Macaroni Bridges
UB's engineering students spent the day completing working models of functioning bridges. The students from the engineering faculty's three winning teams compete annually at the Macaroni Structural Competition in Chetumal, and this year the pool of talent seems strong. Lloyd Carillo of UB let us in on some of the preparations the students made in the lead up to the competition. 

PSU Slams Minister of Health For Anti Retroviral Shortage
Last night we told you about the scarcity of anti retroviral medications for persons living with HIV in Belize. The Ministry of Health says supplies are back ordered and won't be here for months.  

SSB Paying For Spike In Dengue
And in other health news, Social Security Board is feeling the cost of increased dengue cases. According to a report in the Guardian newspaper, from January to September of this year there have been 824 sickness claims as a result of dengue. The Social Security Board had made payments of $163,686.   The board states that the highest number of dengue claims that have ever been recorded was in the month of September of this year with a total of 293 claims and the claims keep pilling up. The Dengue related sickness claims for last year were also high. 

Big Pharma and Belize Suppliers
And in still more health news, the Director of Health services yesterday told us that big Pharma companies Pfizer and Bayer have made overtures to the Belizean market - but local suppliers don't want to go through the hassle of taking them up: Dr. Marvin Manzanero - Director of Health Services: "For example Pfizer costa Rica - who is the regional entity responsible for Pfizer products in the Central American region, came to us earlier this year and said, listen we want to make sure that the products that are Pfizer products are going through the adequate process..."

What The Deputy Did In Taiwan
When we met Deputy Prime Minister Patrick Faber today at the Biltmore, we spoke mostly politics - but we also asked him to recap his official visit to Taiwan.  As we reported, Faber went there for their National Day activities on the tenth of October.  

The Tale Of The Taiwan Tailor And The Natty Trio
And we couldn't help but notice that those boys looked pretty sharp over in Taiwan - which brought to mind a PUP story from about 15 years ago - about a particular minister who got a Taiwan tailor to outfit him on the state's dime.  

Channel 5

Ministry of Works Employee Murdered in Alleged Drug Deal Gone Wrong
An employee of the Ministry of Works was gunned down in Orange Walk Town on Wednesday night.  Darren Gentle was inside a vehicle when he met his death.  The vehicle [...]

One Suspect Being Sought for Darren Gentle’s Murder
While persons in the area have provided account of what they saw, Investigators say that Darren Gentle was in the presence of another individual and that the pair drove up [...]

Another Murder in O.W.: John Doe is Bludgeoned to Death in Cemetery
Even as investigations continue on the murder of Darren Gentle, this afternoon the body of another murdered man was found at the Orange Walk cemetery.  At this time, he is [...]

Jaime Marin is Charged for Deadly Attack on His Cousins
This morning, Jaime Marin, was escorted to court for arraignment for the murder of his cousin, Isaac Marin and a slew of other charges. Seventeen-year-old Isaac was stabbed on Tuesday [...]

Closing Arguments Continue in Danny Mason Trial
The murder trial of William Danny Mason and the other four men accused of killing Pastor Llewellyn Lucas continued today with closing arguments inside the Belmopan Supreme Court.  The trial [...]

Dexter Todd: No Compelling Evidence Against Danny Mason
You have heard about the D.P.P.’s closing arguments on how Pastor Lucas was killed as a joint enterprise between Mason and the other accused men.  Late on Wednesday, Mason’s attorney, [...]

Faber Congratulates Women Candidates Panton and Williams
The U.D.P. is gearing up for its national convention in February 2020 so this week there was a buzz of activity to met deadlines. . Albert Area Representative Tracy Panton [...]

Where is Faber’s Slate?
While a few area representatives and standard bearers have come forward in support of John Saldivar’s candidacy for Deputy Party Leader, Faber has remained fairly quiet about his support base.  [...]

Was Philloughby Being Duplicitous with John and Patrick?
It is no secret that Patrick Faber and John Saldivar joined forces in November of last year to ensure that Phillip Willoughby won his seat as standard bearer for the [...]

Peyre is the Man for the Job – Patrick Faber
Attorney General Michael Peyrefitte is also running for the position of chairman of the United Democratic Party.  He is being backed by incumbent presiding officer Alberto August.  Both Saldivar and [...]

Faber Says Mark King’s Application for Chairman is a Joke
Attorney General Michael Peyrefitte has submitted his application for U.D.P. Party Chairman to succeed Alberto August, who has served in that post since 2013 and is going down a notch [...]

Medical Congress in Belize Focuses on Emergency Care
This year’s medical congress is being held here in Belize City for two days and is focusing on emergency medicine. “Multidisciplinary Approach to Emergency Medicine” is the theme of the [...]

M.O.H. Monitoring Dengue Epidemic as Rainy Season in Full Swing
The dengue epidemic has fortunately been on a downward trend over the past few weeks. Last week, the lowest number of new clinically-confirmed cases since the start of the year, [...]

Transforming the Traditional Way of Socializing Young Men
Traditionally, young men are expected not to show emotions and be tough. But is this having a negative effect and is it contributing to violence? The CARICOM secretariat is holding [...]

It’s Harvest Season; the YWCA Gives Thanks
It is the time of the year to give thanks for the harvest; over at the YWCA, the preschool children and everyone else were today offering gifts in many forms, [...]

Healthy Living: Best Time for the Flu Shot
Did you know that this is the best time of year to get your flu shot? As the rains have poured down the past few days and the expected cooler [...]

The Reporter

Setup & Murder In Orange Walk District
A man identified as Darren Lee Gentle, 26, was murdered last night on a road in San Jose Nuevo Palmar, Orange Walk. When Police visited the scene just after 7:30pm they found Gentle in the front passenger seat of a Chevy Trailblazer, already dead from at least one gunshot wound.

CARICOM Sounds The Alarm On Haiti – As Chaos Continues
Caricom has voiced concern about the deteriorating situation in the island nation of Haiti, which is the most recent Caribbean nation to join the CARICOM Union. For the past 3 weeks the country which has a population of 10.9 million people has been in a state of chaos, and calls for the current president to step down has increased in recent days. There has been large demonstrations in the capital Port-Au-Prince, and an exodus of investment in some of the countries core income generating industries.

LOVE FM

Man charged for murder of his own cousin
28-year-old Jaymie Patrick Marin has been formally arrested and charged for the murder of his cousin, 17-year-old Isaac Marin.

Boss P denies being a part of Saldivar’s slate
While John Saldivar may already have his slate together, Clifford “Boss P” Peters stated that he is not a part of it.

Rethinking Masculinity to end gender base crimes
It is not a surprise that gender based crime is a major issue, not only in Belize, but in the Caribbean region. To tackle this issue CARICOM held their 'Rethinking Masculinity, Understanding Gender Equality workshop’ in Belize to help with these types of crimes.

Fight continues for Party Leader
The UDP’s leader convention is fast approaching, and Patrick Faber and John Saldivar are fully engaged in their campaigns as they seek to succeed Dean Barrow as the leader of the Party.

Faber says both Deputy Party Leader candidates are ideal
While all eyes are on Patrick Faber and John Saldivar for party leader, competing for the seat of First Deputy Party Leader are Hugo Patt of Corozal North and Tracy Panton of the Albert Division.

Man shot to death inside car
An office assistant attached to the Ministry of Works in Orange Walk Town was found dead inside his car last night.

Body found in Orange Walk Town
Shortly before two this afternoon, the body of a Hispanic man was found at the cemetery in Orange Walk Town, at the corner of San Antonio Road and Dunn Street.

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.

Breaking Belize NewsPJ

Unidentified man murdered in Orange Walk cemetery
The body of a man not yet identified was found this afternoon on the cemetery […]

Belize’s 1st Animated Movie to debut at the Bliss tomorrow
The first ever Belizean-written and produced animated short film ‘Tecuani and the Duende’ will be […]

Man found dead in Orange Walk
Police in Orange Walk found the body of a man at the cemetery grounds on […]

UDP convention heats up with applicants for New Chairman and Vice Chairman
The United Democratic Party (UDP) is preparing for its national convention which will be held […]

Jamie Marin, 28, charged for fatal Caye Caulker stabbing
Jamie Marin, 28, has been charged with murder, attempted murder, grievous harm and use of […]

Mexican Senate urges their migration institute to allow courtesy passes to Belizeans at the Northern Border
An official statement published on the website of the Mexican Senate on October 17, 2019, […]

High murder rates in Belize City, Belmopan, while no murders in Caye Caulker, Benque Viejo and Placencia
Where is the most murderous part of Belize? Data recently released by the Belize Police […]

Boy 14 accused of raping girl 5 and sexually assaulting another girl 5
A fourteen year old boy is on hot, hot water after he allegedly raped two […]

Belize Police Department: Crime is down
Crime is down, according to a recent publication by the Belize Police Department. January to […]

Blogs

Seabean Garland: Can you Fit a Dremel Drill in Your Luggage?
After a few months of collecting sea bean on the beach – the various floating seeds that wash up on our shores from all over the world… …I decided it was time to stop buying bowls (chipped white ones from Caye Supplies and beautiful wooden ones from Graniels’ Dreamland – see below) to collect the beans in…and start CRAFTING. BUT…before I got started…I thought I’d stop in to visit the master. He can carve the hardest shells into beautiful intricate shapes…maybe he can give me some tips on drilling simple holes in nuts.

Art in Belize
Belizean art reflects the culture, lifestyle, wildlife, seascapes, local street scenes and the amazing landscapes of Belize. You can find paintings, textiles, furniture, wooden sculptures, slate carvings, and basketry in locations such as galleries, gift shops or even on the roadside. Walter Castillo, Pen Cayetano, Marcos Larios, Carolyn Carr, Leisa Carr-Caceres – Leisa’s One of a Kind.

The East Indians of Belize
Belize is a true melting pot. The many cultures that have found a home here all contribute to the wonderful mix of food, dance, music, history, and culture that we share. Everyone contributes their own flavor to everyday life in Belize. Most people know that Belize is home to the Maya, Garifuna, Dutch and English communities but many don’t realize that Belize also has an East Indian community. Although they make up only 3% of Belize’s population, East Indians have managed to carve out their own special position in Belize. Most of them live in Forest Home and Mafredi in the Toledo district of San Antonio, Carolina, and Calcutta in the Corozal district.

Videos

  • Invest in the Agriculture Sector of Belize, 2.5min. With over 1.9 million acres of arable land, Belize is ripe for developing and investing in Agriculture. Learn more in this video.

  • Invest in the Tourism Sector of Belize, 5min. Belize is one of the top tourism destinations in Belize and the world. find out how you can invest in Mother nature's Best Kept Secret!

  • Lamanai Belize 2013, 7min. Lamanai, eine ehemalige Mayastadt in Belize, vom Urwald uberlagert, ist erst zu einem kleinen Teil wieder freigelegt worden. Zu erreichen nur per Boot uber ein Geflecht aus Flussen. Mein Besuch dort war eine beeindruckende Erfahrung, ein paar Eindrucke mochte ich hier teilen.

  • Belize Diabetes Association Corozal Branch Diabetes Awareness month Family Diabetes Walk and Health Fair, 1.5min. Saturday, November 9th, 2019 starting at 6am Corozal Community Hospital to the BDA office. Thursday, November 14th for Schools, Villages and the General Public starting at 1pm sharp from the Andres Campos Civic Center and Back.

  • Belize | Desafio em dose dupla | Discovery Brasil, 8min. Dave e Cody aceitaram um novo desafio em Belize e comecarao a sua nova aventura em uma caverna.

  • 4th Annual Belize International Yoga Festival, 1.5min. Join us December 1st, 2019. Lets join together and "Be The Change." 4th Annual Belize International Yoga Festival. For more information: Call 610-0882.

  • Please support Belize Coastal Awareness, 2min. In celebration of Coastal Awareness Week 2019 under the theme, "Building Coastal Resilience through Innovation", we present CZMAI's Social Media Video Competition. Persons were asked to interpret this year's theme and make a video reflecting their interpretation. Each reaction counts towards a video's overall score so encourage friends and family to like, react and share their favorites. Here is Rolando Miron and Marvin Cus' submission:

  • Wolf spider and roach, 40sec.

  • Channel 5 Obituaries - DANA "NANA" ADELINE JONES MCKOY, 1.5min.

  • Channel 5 Obituaries - ISSAC ISIAH MARIN, 3min.

  • Award ceremony honoring the veterans of Caye Caulker, 54min.

  • Hanal Pixan in Corozal, 8min. The General Public is invited to attend Janal Pixan on Saturday, October 26th, 2019. It will be held at the Corozal Central Park commencing at 7pm. There will be some food displays such as Authentic Maya Cuisine, Chocolate Display, Atole Demo, Katrina's Face painting, Pib in the Park, Pok-Ta-Pok, Handmade Tortillas.

  • Youth Advocacy Through Arts (YATA) - Walls Down, 5min. Walls Down seeks to inspire community development through collaboration with proactive groups to protect children and youth from gun and sexual violence, as well as to facilitate interaction in public spaces using artistic expression that builds resilience through creativity, and innovation . Video produced by Oxa Productions for UNICEF Belize

  • SNORKELING IN CAYE CAULKER, 6min.

  • Belize Zoo, 15min. 'The Belize Zoo and Tropical Education Center is a zoo in Belize, located some 29 miles west of Belize City on the Western Highway. Set in 29 acres, the zoo was founded in 1983 by Sharon Matola. It is home to more than 175 animals of about 48 species, all native to Belize.