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The San Pedro Sun

Cancer warrior Xavier ‘Iggy’ Howells visits Belize
Two years ago, Xavier ‘Iggy’ Howells was diagnosed with rhabdomyosarcoma, a cancer of the muscle tissue. Howells’ bravery in battling the deadly disease was rewarded with a visit to Belize. Made possible by Make-a-Wish Foundation, which provides wishes for terminally ill patients. Howells and his family visited Ambergris Caye from the 23rd to the 28th of October, and spent a memorable time engaged in a variety of activities from snorkelling the second largest barrier reef, learning about the local wildlife, to eating at some of the best restaurants on the island.

Dollar drive fundraiser hosted for Anthony Coleman to travel to Shriner’s Hospital in the USA
A dollar drive fundraiser was held on Monday, October 28th as to raise funds for island student Anthony Coleman. He is scheduled to travel on Monday, November 4th for evaluation and surgery for a pair of prosthetic arms to the Shriners Hospital for Children in Shreveport, Louisiana, USA. The dollar drive was organized by the San Pedro Justices of the Peace (JP’s) Association and the San Pedro Police Department. Funds raised will be used for Coleman’s travel and expenses during his initial two-month stay for him and his mother.

San Pedro Pirates in 3rd place position on the PLB charts
With a no show from FF Valley Pride F.C, San Pedro Pirates F.C automatically received three points and moved to the third place position of the Premiere League of Belize (PLB) chart with 19 points overall. The game was scheduled to be held at the Ambergris Stadium in San Pedro Town at 7:30PM, but FF Valley Pride didn’t show up, and the Pirates received victory points. For this upcoming week, San Pedro Pirates will be travelling to Belize City to go against BDF F.C at MCC Grounds on Sunday, November 3rd. For their last match of the season on Saturday, November 9th, they will be going against Wagiya Sporting Club at home at the Ambergris Stadium in San Pedro Town at 7:30PM.

Delicious paletas for SPRCS students
Long time island visitors Debbie and Larry Heimgartner brought sweet treats once again to the students and staff of the San Pedro Roman Catholic School (SPRCS) on Monday, October 28th. The Heimgartners, who have been doing this activity for years on their wedding anniversary, were joined by Natasha Stuart, Emilia Baghdasaryan and Manelly’s Ice Cream Shop in distributing over 800 paletas (popsicles) in the school. Teachers and students received their chocolate paletas with big smiles and much gratitude. “I fell in love with La Isla Bonita many, many years ago. The sand, the sun, the water, but, primarily the people drew me here each year and I truly feel Ambergris Caye is my center of the universe."

Various Belizean Sources

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Belize Mission Project on Caye Caulker
Thank you Caye Caulker Plaza Hotel, Frenchie's Diving, Blue Sea Diving Services and Purple Passion Studio & Spa for teaming up with the CCBTIA for a better community. Your sponsorship made this event a success. Thanks to the Belize Mission Project medical and dental team for all their services provided on October 30th and 31st. We look forward to next year’s collaboration.

THE GARIFUNA COLLECTIVE TOPS THE NOVEMBER 2019 TRANSGLOBAL WORLD MUSIC CHART
Aban, the new album from the The Garifuna Collective has reached #1 on the Transglobal World Music Chart! Check out the album at https://fanlink.to/aban

Waterspout over Corozal Bay
Here is the waterspout that went over the Corozal Bay on south end yesterday morning. Of course, no damages reported. Photo courtesy: Brian Slate.

Belize Ma'alob k'iin
Yuum Cimil is the representation of dead a cycle of the human life . Dead is not the end but the transformation of the body and the Pixan (Soul). Us Yucatec put altars to honor our loved ones .

The Reporter

Mans House Burns While He’s In Police Custody
A fire in the Iguana Street extension of Belize City on Friday night completely destroyed a plycem structure belonging to Bruce Reneau, 36. Just after 6:00 p.m. on Friday, November 1st, neighbors living within the vicinity observed fire and smoke coming from the structure, prompting them to call the Police hotline and ask for assistance.

Police Officer Earns Certificate in Law
Another Police Officer has earned his law degree. Inspector of Police, Holman Katanegie graduated on Saturday from the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus in Barbados with his Master’s Degree in Law.

COPS CRACK DOWN ON SUSPECTED GANG MEMBERS
Belize City Police are placing an emphasis on cracking down on gangs through their anti-gang operation launched in major gang hotspots throughout the city. As recently as Thursday, three men became guests of the ‘Hattieville Ramada’ because of their involvement in gangs.

Breaking Belize NewsPJ

El ‘Clásico’ Belize – Verdes whips Belmopan Bandits, secures top spot in Premier League’s opening season
Verdes FC will finish the 2019-2020 opening season as leaders of the Premier League of […]

Team Saldivar to host rally tomorrow
Aspiring UDP leader, John Saldivar is hosting a campaign rally tomorrow at the Belize City […]

National solidarity mass acknowledging the unity of all Garinagu in Belize and the diaspora held in Belmopan
The annual solidarity mass acknowledging the unity of all Garinagu in Belize and the diaspora […]

Garifuna Settlement Day activities underway in the Jewel
This morning in the capital, Belmopan, the Garinagu people gathered for the annual national solidarity mass […]

2 Belmopan residents busted with over 50 lbs of marijuana
Authorities have detained two residents of Belmopan City pending drug trafficking charges. This morning, police […]

Maya Mountain Cacao of Toledo wins international award
Maya Mountain Cacao of San Jose, Toledo District, is one of twenty winners of an […]

Boy, 16, missing in Pomona Valley
The family of 16-year-old Christian Guerra of Pomona Valley is seeking the public’s assistance in […]

House destroyed by fire in Belize City
Authorities are investigating the cause of a fire that destroyed a home last night on […]

John Saldivar endorses Michael Peyrefitte for UDP Chairman
Aspiring UDP Leader, John Saldivar has publicly declared his support for Michael Peyrefitte for the position […]

The Garifuna Collective Tops the November 2019 Transglobal World Music Chart
“Aban,” the latest album released from the Garifuna Collective, has placed first on the Transglobal […]

“We made the right choice sticking with Taiwan,” says Foreign Minister
Wіlfrеd Еlrіngtоn, thе Міnіѕtеr оf Fоrеіgn Аffаіrѕ (МОFА), рublісlу rеаffіrmеd Веlіzе’ѕ dірlоmаtіс rеlаtіоnѕ wіth thе Rерublіс оf Сhіnа (Таіwаn) thіѕ wееk […]

“Sedi” still undecided on his candidate for leader of UDP
Wіlfrеd Еlrіngtоn, а ѕеnіоr mеmbеr оf thе Unіtеd Dеmосrаtіс Раrtу (UDР), ѕаіd thіѕ wееk thаt hе ѕtіll hаѕ nоt dесіdеd оn whісh оf thе twо саndіdаtеѕ vуіng fоr lеаdеrѕhір (Јоhn Ѕаldіvаr аnd Раtrісk Fаbеr) hе wіll ѕuрроrt […]

Taiwan launches Expo 2019 in Belize City
Тhе Еmbаѕѕу оf thе Rерublіс оf Сhіnа (Таіwаn) іn соllаbоrаtіоn wіth thе Міnіѕtrу оf Fоrеіgn Аffаіrѕ аnd Тhе Міnіѕtrу оf Есоnоmіс Dеvеlорmеnt, Реtrоlеum, Іnvеѕtmеnt, Тrаdе аnd Соmmеrсе, hеld thе ореnіng сеrеmоnу fоr іtѕ Таіwаn Ехро 2019 уеѕtеrdау […]

Blogs

Garifuna Music
In Garifuna culture, music accompanies most activities, often spontaneously and everyone participates. There are no “stars” in the commercial sense, and even children learn and take part as an endemic part of their formation. Garifuna is a rich amalgam of all the elements of cultural traditions that they are fortunate to have inherited. Besides the obvious Amerindian and African elements, early French, Spanish and English folk music contributed to their musical heritage.

The Caste War and Orange Walk
The twenty- five years between 1847 and 1872 were troubled ones for the people of Orange Walk. The War of the Castes was raging in Yucatan to the north gradually came closer and closer to the colony. The first concrete sign of the fighting was the flood of refugees across the border. People panicked as there was news of advancing warriors. The Icaiche and Santa Cruz Indians were Maya tribes from the interior who had felt threatened by the spread of Mexican control from the north as well as invasion of their lands by the Baymen from the south. Caught in the middle, they fought back in various ways under different leaders and to varying degrees for over fifty years.

5 Tours for a Foodie in Belize
Many people travel to see new places, experience different cultures and to try new foods. Belize, is a destination not only with stunning natural beauty, but unique and delicious cuisine not to be missed. Having a mix of cultures, brings a rare and exotic flair to Belizean Cuisine. One of the best ways to experience the culture of a destination is through its food. Here are some top culinary travel experience not to miss when in Belize!

Videos

  • Dolphins in Belize, 1min. Dolphin leading the way from one island to the other. Caye Caulker to San Pedro.

  • San Pedro, Belize 2019 Vacation, 3min. San Pedro, Belize. We started at the Palapa Bar then went to Sandy Toes.

  • Acorn Woodpecker - Mountain Pine Ridge, Belize, 1min.

  • Ya'axche Conservation Trust - Bladen Nature Reserve, Belize, 5min.

  • Belize International Yoga Festival 2019, 1min. The Belize International Yoga Festival (BIYF) is designed to bring together yoga and meditation practitioners, aspirants and the general public from Belize and around the world to enjoy soulful moments of wellness, healing, relaxation and reflection.

  • On the "road" to somewhere in Belize, 8.5min. not just a ride in the park..... and this is when it was dry. We had already passed a bulldozer which had broken down. Many thanks to my friends and traveling companions Mr. Bol and Mr. Peck

  • PLB Opening Season | Bandits SC vs Verdes FC | Live at Isidoro Beaton Stadium, Belmopan, 2hr.