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The San Pedro Sun
Halloween Celebration at the Holiday Hotel
Congratulations to Benjamin Vasquez for claiming the top prize (with most Creative Costume) at this year's Halloween Celebration held on Saturday, October 26th at the Holiday Hotel. The anticipated annual Halloween party was nothing short of spectacular, featuring islanders dressed in different elaborately creative costumes!
The popular Techno Cumbia singer from Peru, Rossy War, is back on La Isla Bonita! She is taking a few days off, after participating at the 3rd Annual President's Endowment Fund fete of the University of Belize on Saturday, October 26th. Held at the Muffles Junior College, Orange Walk Town, all proceeds of the event went toward student scholarships.
Rossy shared the stage with Belizean bands Super Furia Band and Gilharry 7 Band. The renown singer of hits like 'Que te perdone Dios,' and 'Como un dulce Poema,' arrived to Ambergris Caye on Sunday, October 27th, was welcomed by the Arceo family along with enthusiastic fans.
Various Belizean Sources
Tecuani and the Duende Screening in Belmopan
We have received many requests for a Belmopan screening of Tecuani and the Duende - The Voice of the Jaguar, Belize's first animated movie short. SO we are delighted to announce a screening at none other than the JAGUAR auditorium at University of Belize.
We are partnering here with the UB History Club and Inno'on La-Oh Maya Association for this screening.
You Can Help your School or Community
The Department of the Environment is launching its new programmes that seek to assist primary schools and community groups/persons that are psyched and all pumped up about making a real difference...Apply today using the Request for Assistance Form found here.
Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs Julie Chung met today with Japanese Ambassador Hiroyuki Kubota
We welcome Japan's decision to open their Embassy in Belize. We look forward to working with our Japanese friends to promote trade, democracy, and transparency in Belize.
Accident near Orange Walk
Two men were seriously injured following a road traffic accident earlier tonight in the Orange Walk District. Jose and Artemio Yam were on a motorcycle when they reported lost control and crashed into a guardrail in San Lazaro Village. The men were taken to the hospital for urgent medical attention.
There are reports of another accident in Blue Creek Village involving a red pickup truck. The driver was taken to the Northern Regional Hospital for treatment.
Decapitated body found this morning in the Cayo District
Reports are that the body was found between miles forty five abs forty six on the George Price Highway on the outskirts of Belmopan.
Body Found Near Belmopan Is Roaring Creek Man
We have received reports that the person whose decapitated body was discovered this morning near Belmopan is that of Roaring Creek resident, Michael “Wangsta” Gladden.
Vehicle Runs Into River in Cayo @ San Ignacio Bridge
The Reporter has received reports that a vehicle slipped off the wooden bridge that connects Santa Elena with San Ignacio and that heavy duty equipment is now trying to salvage the vehicle.
ACCIDENTS IN CAYO
A Toyota Rav4 travelling from San Ignacio to Benque ran off the road shortly before 5:00 this morning. The incident happened across the Huayon Supermarket in San Jose, Succotz, Cayo District. Another car accident occurred on the outskirts of Benque Viejo Del Carmen, Cayo District. A dark grey Toyota Matrix was traveling from from Benque to San Ignacio when the driver lost control and drove into the dry Creek. The incident occurred across Alex Supermarket The driver was not injured during the accident.
Love News has received information of a body found sometime this morning between miles 45 and 46 on the George Price Highway. We understand that authorities are at the scene.
Love News has received reports that Dario's Meat pie Manager, Nicole Perdomo, was robbed just a few moments ago. According to reports Perdomo was with her mother on the second floor of the establishment when two dark males, one armed, approached them and robbed $12,000 and $8,000 USD. The men then fled the scene running off towards Barrack Road. Perdomo did sustain some injuries.
FREAK ACCIDENT IN THE CITY
Love News has received information of two women who fell off a building church street near a barber shop. We understand that the two women were on the veranda of the upper flat of the two story building when it reportedly caved in. They have been taken to the Karl Huesner Memorial Hospital.
Breaking Belize News
Verdes return to top spot as Bandits lose undefeated status in exciting weekend of football
А fіrѕt ѕlір-uр оf thе ѕеаѕоn fоr Веlmораn Ваndіtѕ hаѕ hаndеd соntrоl оf thе numbеr-оnе оvеrаll ѕееd іn thе uрсоmіng рlауоffѕ bасk tо wеѕtеrn rіvаlѕ Vеrdеѕ. Wаgіуа hаndеd thе dеfеndіng сhаmріоnѕ thеіr fіrѕt dеfеаt оf thіѕ ѕеаѕоn аt thе Саrl Rаmоѕ Ѕtаdіum thіѕ аftеrnооn, wіth а 2 -1 fіnаl ѕсоrе. Меаnwhіlе, Vеrdеѕ hаmmеrеd Рlасеnсіа Аѕѕаѕѕіnѕ 7-1 іn Ѕаn Іgnасіо tо rеgаіn thе tор ѕроt.
Clayton Greenidge wins third Mr. Belize Championship
Сlауtоn Grееnіdgе, rерrеѕеntіng Вurn Вох, hаѕ tаkеn hіѕ thіrd Мr. Веlіzе Воdуbuіldіng Сhаmріоnѕhір.
Grееnіdgе, thе nоw thrее-реаt wіnnеr оf thе соmреtіtіоn ѕtоlе thе ѕhоw lаѕt nіght аt thе Вlіѕѕ Сеntеr fоr Реrfоrmіng Аrtѕ whеrе аthlеtеѕ соmреtеd fоr саѕh аnd іn-kіnd рrіzеѕ.
Belize City Council celebrates 1 year anniversary of super sale
Yesterday, Mayor Bernard Wagner of the Belize City Council celebrated the one year anniversary of the super sale zone. Тhе ѕuреr ѕаlе zоnе, hеld оnсе реr mоnth іn dоwntоwn Веlіzе Сіtу іѕ ѕоmеwhаt оf а соmmеrсіаl frееzоnе іn whісh rеѕіdеntѕ аrе аblе tо ѕhор аt dіѕсоuntеd рrісеѕ аnd lосаl mеrсhаntѕ аrе аblе tо ѕее іnсrеаѕеd есоnоmіс асtіvіtу.
Patrick Faber sends best wishes to Indian community in Belize for Diwali festival
Ву Ааrоn Нumеѕ: Міnіѕtеr оf Еduсаtіоn аnd Сulturе, Раtrісk Fаbеr, hаѕ wіѕhеd Веlіzе’ѕ Іndіаn соmmunіtу а hарру Dіwаlі (Fеѕtіvаl оf Lіghtѕ), bеіng оbѕеrvеd thіѕ wееkеnd.
Dіwаlі іѕ tурісаllу оbѕеrvеd bеtwееn mіd-Осtоbеr аnd mіd-Nоvеmbеr аnd rерrеѕеntѕ thе vісtоrу оf lіght оvеr dаrknеѕѕ, gооd оvеr еvіl аnd knоwlеdgе оvеr іgnоrаnсе іn Ніndu trаdіtіоn.
Metal Haven bash coming to Benque Viejo
Тhе Меtаl Наvеn bаѕh 2019 іѕ соmіng tо Веnquе Vіејо.
Тhе 9th аnnuаl rосk соnсеrt wіll bе thе hеld аt thе Саnсhа Маrѕhаllесk оn Nоvеmbеr 2, 2019.
Реrfоrmіng bаndѕ іnсludе Веlіzе’ѕ vеrу оwn bаndѕ, Аѕсеnthіum аnd Vеrgе оf Umbrа.
British soldiers came to Belize for special jungle training
А tеаm оf Вrіtіѕh Ѕоldіеrѕ wаѕ іn Веlіzе еаrlіеr thіѕ mоnth tо hоnе thеіr ѕurvіvаl ѕkіllѕ іn а јunglе ореrаtіоn dubbеd “Мауаn Ѕtоrm.”
Тhе ореrаtіоn ѕаw thе 1ѕt Ваttаlіоn оf thе Grеnаdіеr Guаrdѕ dерlоуеd іntо thе јunglе fоr twо dауѕ wіthоut ѕuррlіеѕ. Тhе Вrіtіѕh Аrmу, іn а рublісаtіоn іѕѕuеd аftеr thе ореrаtіоn...
Belize City Council 2019 champs of Firms Basketball League
Тhе Drаgоnѕ оf thе Веlіzе Сіtу Соunсіl аrе thе 2019 сhаmріоn оf thе Fіrmѕ Ваѕkеtbаll Lеаguе.
Іn thе fіrѕt rоund lаѕt wееk, thе drаgоnѕ fеll tо Тuff Еnuff.
Decapitated body found in the West
Тhіѕ mоrnіng, роlісе dіѕсоvеrеd а dесаріtаtеd bоdу оn thе Моunt Рlеаѕаnt Rоаd јuѕt оff thе Gеоrgе Рrісе Ніghwау nеаr Соttоn Тrее Vіllаgе.
Dеtаіlѕ аrе ѕtіll ѕсаrсе аt thіѕ роіnt аnd Роlісе аrе ѕtіll рrосеѕѕіng thе ѕсеnе.
Vehicle slips off low lying wooden bridge in San Ignacio/ Santa Elena
Reports to BBN is that a vehicle slipped and overturned off the low lying wooden bridge that connects San Ignacio and Santa Elena early this morning.
A Google Earth Update and MAN Has This Island Changed in 3 Years!
But from massive projects on the island like La Sirene at the southern tip to the quarry up north…you don’t need to be a nuclear cartographer (that might be a made-up career) to see that a TON is going on.
Here are a few things I’ve noticed. You can play around with Google Earth – I used Pro – which is an easy download. It’s fun to be a spy guy.
I took some screen shots – I wish I could give you some awesome links but I’m very low level tech.
Here’s the quarry – where you see all those BIG TRUCKS coming from at about 8.5 miles north Ambergris Caye. You can also see the large lot that was cleared in the mangroves for the potential – planned – (alleged?) high school that will be built up there.
And the future area of San Pedro Norte.
The areas mined for fill have left deep clear lakes.
Useful Information about Belize
You’ll often hear Belize referred to as “The Jewel”, “The Best of Both Worlds”, “A Cultural Melting Pot”, or “Mother Nature’s Best Kept Secret”. While the references are certainly cliché, they are nothing short of true. Belize is ethnically, culturally, and ecologically diverse. Our population is small but our natural bounty is great!
Belize not only possesses white sand beaches and island breezes, but also boasts the only Jaguar Reserve in the world, The Second Largest Barrier Reef in the world, is the only English speaking country in Central America, and is home to many Ancient Maya archeological sites – just to name a few treasures.
Tipping in Belize
Belize is fascinating for its hidden nature and its untouched diver’s paradise. A country with a beautiful mix of cultures and a welcoming attraction for tourists, expatriates, for retirees and even honeymooners. If you are planning on coming to Belize there are some things about tipping that you need to know.
What is the standard percentage for tipping? Or are there situations when you should tip more – or less? These are common questions from foreign visitors, so here’s a basic guide to help you to understand how to tip in Belize.
A world of Rotary community work from Edmonton couple
An Edmonton couple who sent four ambulances and a fire truck off to help third-world Belize communities has just heard back about how busy two of the vehicles have been.
“Two babies were born in one of the two ambulances we know went into service this month,” said realtor Sandra Bayrock, who organized the shipment of ambulances with chiropractor husband Dr. Roman Bayrock and fellow Edmonton’s Riverview Rotary Club members.
“Successful CPR was also carried out during the ambulance’s first 17 calls while patients were being taken to hospital in the southern community of Dangriga.”
Divali Queen Show
THIS year, the National Council for Indian Culture (NCIC) opted to do an international Divali Queen show with contestants representing six countries.
Delegates from TT, Jamaica, Suriname, Guyana, Canada and Belize participated in the competition.
In previous years, more than one local girl was allowed to participate, however, this year there was only one girl for each of the six countries.
The competition was held at the Divali Nagar site in Chaguanas, on Friday night.
Belize Company Estate Limited Auto Show @ Riverside Tavern, 5min.
Rossy War at Secret Beach..., 1/2min. after feeling the Belizean Sea breeze she even sang four songs for patrons at the establishment. Impromptu but the one-man band defended himself! What an unexpected treat... a Sunday well spent with friends!
Rossy War at Secret Beach..., 1.5min.
Whale shark in Belize, 1min.
Permit Alley And Seasons On The Fly, 21min. Follow us to Tarpon Caye Lodge off the Southern Coast of Belize for some of the best Permit and Tarpon fishing in the world. This show is full of both species and amazing footage of those fish in their native surroundings.
Hughes Honeymoon in Belize, 13min. Jungle adventures through Belize! Hikes, limestone caves, climbing and jumping off waterfalls in caves, tubing down the rivers, monkeys and the Tikal Ancient Ruins in Guatemala! We also enjoyed the last part of our trip scuba diving around the island of St. George's Caye and snorkeling with turtles! Such an amazing, beautiful honeymoon full of adventure and memories we will always remember!
ALTUN HA MAYA RUINS BELIZE SCHOOL TRIP, 9min.
Belize snorkeling with nurse sharks, 2.5min.
Ambergris Caye, Belize | San Pedro 2019 | Travel, 22min.
BELIZE NATIONAL BEACH CRUISER CYCLING CLASSIC!, 12min. The Belize 19th. of November Cycling Classic will be held on Tuesday November 19, 2019 in Punta Gorda during Garifuna Settlement Day celebrations in Belize.
Placencia Belize Boardwalk, 3min. Placencia is a delightful beach and fishing town at the end of a 16-mile-long peninsula in southeastern Belize.
It is home to the world’s narrowest main street. It is 4,071 feet long and 4 feet wide and according to the Guinness Book of World Records, is the narrowest main street in the world. The Placencia Boardwalk is the hub of all the activity, with art galleries, restaurants, bars, beaches and quaint and colorful homes.
Honeymoon in Belize, 9.5min. Destination Diez Honeymoons in the beautiful Hopkins Village, Belize. Highlights of our honeymoon included zip lining through the forest, cave tubing through Xibalba, snorkeling at Coco Plum Island and the Southern Barrier Reef and hiking the Ancient Mayan Ruins Xunantunich!
Placencia Village and other Belize Adventures, 7min. A little video from our day walking around Placencia Village, as well as some other adventures.
White-lipped Peccary at Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary, Belize, 3.5min. There are at least 43 White-lipped Peccary, aka "Warrie", in this clip. I missed a few crossing the Western Trail at Cockscomb, not far from South Stann Creek. Interesting behaviors, sounds and tusk clacking. (A few other visitors came by while I was filming, hence the funny camera sounds.) Filmed February 22, 2011 around 9am. I have only seen White-lipped Peccary one other time, about six years ago in Mayflower Bocawina National Park, not far from CBWS. That too was a very large group but they were traveling in a "V" formation along through the forest with the young inside the "V". It is rare to be able to see these animals.