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The San Pedro Sun

Island pets shine at this year’s Saga’s Halloween Spooktacular Party
The island’s Saga Humane Society (Saga) held its annual Halloween Spooktacular party on Sunday, November 3rd at Crazy Canucks Beach Bar. The event saw island pets (mostly dogs) and even some of their owners dressed up in costumes. A few of them competed for fabulous prizes, while others won raffled prizes and enjoyed great food, drinks and live music from 11AM to 4PM. In the Most Creative category Bella and Benjamin took first place, while Penny and Krista took second place and Louis and Carina settled for third. In the Scariest division Kira the Zombie dog took home the first place prize. Marley as Chucky won second place and Savannah the Scarecrow came in third.

Ambergris Today

Zac Efron To Star As Wired Investigator In McAfee’s ‘King Of The Jungle’ Movie
John McAfee is back on the headline news this time with his movie “King of the Jungle” and huge Hollywood stars are signing up to be a part of it. Zac Efron has signed on to star in “King of the Jungle” as a Wired Journal investigator, Ari Furman, who tracks down John McAfee at his jungle compound in Belize.

PIC OF THE WEEK: Famous Photographers Skydive The Belize Blue Hole
Just a normal day in Belize! WOW! This week we feature two amazing posts by famous content creators/photographers/filmographers Sam Kolder and Jacob Riglin who are currently in Beilze. They are in the country working on their Project Uprise which had them skydiving over the Great Blue Hole of Belize. Okay! Maybe it's not a normal day as not many people get the opportunity to visit the Blue Hole, yet skydive over it. Below are the two Instagram posts of Sam Kolder and Jacob Riglin. Sam Kolder posts: “Yesterday myself and the #projectuprise team flew out 50 miles over the ocean at an altitude of 14,500 ft. With no land in sight the only reference point we had was this tiny blue hole down below that was starting to disappear below the clouds. We jumped out, linking arms In a star formation we held this..."

Deveene Martinezis Ms. Garifuna Belize 2019-2020
On Saturday November 2, 2019, National Garifuna Council held its annual Ms. Garifuna Belize Cultural Pageant at the Belmopan Civic Center in Belmopan City. The contestants showcased their fluency of the language through their introduction and presentation which focused on an issue facing the Garifuna community or relevant to the theme for the November celebration. They also performed the various cultural dances and displayed the traditional clothing. At the end of the night, Taruni Gonzalez was 2nd runner up, Chastidy Williams was 1st runner up and Deveene Martinez emerged victorious as the new Ms. Garifuna Belize.

Saga Humane Society's Halloween Spooktacular
Saga Humane Society held its 16th Annual Halloween Spooktacular on Sunday, November 3, 2019 at the Crazy Canuks Bar. There was much to each and drink, fun raffles with awesome prizes. Everybody had a "pawesome " watching the cute doggies in costumes. Here are a few pictures of the event for your enjoyment:

Various Belizean Sources

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Current State of the New River
The Department of the Environment (DOE) hereby informs the public, especially residents of Orange Walk Town and those people living in the vicinity of the New River, that the general condition of the river has improved over the past weeks. Since early September 2019, the DOE has been monitoring the water quality of the river near Orange Walk Town on a daily basis and has observed a steady improvement of the river. The improvement is as a result of several factors: (i) the DOE has conducted remedial actions in the river, (ii) inspections of local industries by the DOE and other agencies to address discharge of wastewater, and (iii) the recharging of the river due to localized rainfall in central and northern Belize.

BTB at the CTO Canada Roadshow 2019

Aquila Tour Guide Trainings

"My Journey: Belize" - Feature on Belize Named Best Trade Feature at the CTO Awards
BTB is pleased to share that a feature on Belize copped the Best Trade Feature at the CTO Awards held on November 4th. Martin Steady of Selling Travel visited Belize in November 2018 as part of a press trip organised by the BTB and our European marketing agency Brighter Group. With over 130 entries we are thrilled that our Jewel won the prize.

Movie Night at Central Park in San Pedro
Breakthrough: Everyone's invited to this incredible movie! Saturday, November 9th at the Central Park! Seating is at 7:00 p.m.

Tourism Talk – Let’s Talk Travel + Tourism
My name is Anoushka De Boucherville-Brandl, and I am the Second Vice President for BHA. If we were to rank the reasons we travel, I’d put “self-discovery” at the top of my list. What’s on the modern traveler’s mind in 2020? GREEN FOR GOOD: I like to define sustainability as ‘luxury.’ Luxury is not necessarily defined as a fancy hotel by Aman or Four seasons… Think about the fervor around single-use plastics. We can leverage sustainability to enhance the guest experience. Tip! – Start an initiative such as planting trees and write a blog about it. This initiative shows that you are putting the effort to help combat deforestation and global warming; hence, you will attract more customers concerned about the state of the planet.

TOURISM PARTNERS PROMOTE BELIZE IN GUATEMALA CITY
The Belize Hotel Association, in partnership with Tropic Air and Avianca Airlines, hosted a dinner and networking event to promote Belize to travel agents and wholesalers at the Westin Camino Real Hotel on Thursday, October 24, 2019, in Guatemala City. Over 130 invited guests attended the event, including travel agents and wholesalers who are presently selling Belize, or are very interested in selling Belize, along with Press and Media and several representatives from Avianca Airlines. BHA was also honored to have the presence of Ms. Kyrshanie Pott, First Secretary of the Embassy of Belize in Guatemala, in attendance. The event started at 6:00 pm with networking and meetings between the agents and the Belize delegation of hoteliers, DMC’s and tour operators, whom each had tabletop displays of brochures, rates, packages, and giveaways.

BHA Promoting Belize at the International Tourism & Travel Show Montreal 2019
The Belize Hotel Association represented Belize and its members at the 31st International Tourism and Travel Show 2019 in Montreal, Canada, on October 25, 26, and 27. The BHA Representatives at the show were Past-President Leisa Carr-Caceres and Membership & Marketing Director Ilechia Flowers. The ITTS show commenced on Friday, October 25, at 11:00 AM, with visitors excitedly entering the show floor until 9:00 PM, followed by Saturday, October 26, and Sunday, October 27, from 10:00 AM until 6:00 PM. The ITTS show boasts a total of 36,225 travel lovers, 1,000 activities, 400 exhibitors, and 10,000 ways to travel.

National Children's Award
DO YOU KNOW AN EXEMPLARY CHILD AGE 5 - 17? ARE THEY DESERVING OF BEING RECOGNIZED FOR THEIR ACHIEVEMENTS? NOMINATE THAT CHILD TODAY!!! Get it in by November 8, 2019!

Belizean Christmas Vol.3
The 3rd annual Belizean Christmas is happening on Friday, December 6th. MD, Alida, and David are back, and this year, Kudzai will be joining them. The venue is the Lifenet Church in Belmopan. Call 822-0165 for more information. "Back in 2017, Mervin Budram - MD and Alida Sharp, collaborated on a magical Caribbean Christmas experience filled with music, warmth and Christmas cheer. This event is called “BELIZEAN CHRISTMAS” and has become the perfect place to gather each year with your friends, family and loved ones. This year MD and Alida have teamed up with Boy & His Drum (David) and Kudzai Pahwaringira to bring Volume 3 to life. This family-oriented Christmas event is scheduled for Friday, December 6th at 7pm at The LifeNet Church!! TICKET PRICE: $30 Reserved | $20 General | $5 {kids ages 4-11) |"

7th Annual Cayo Cancer Walk
Great pictures from the 2019 Cancer Walk. "The Belize Cancer Society San Ignacio Branch held its 7th Annual Cancer Awareness Walk on Saturday October 26th 2019. Walkers (and a few runners) made their way from the starting point at Running W’s facility in Central Farm to the finish at the Macal River Park in San Ignacio. It was an early start at 5:30 a.m. but the sunrise was beautiful and well worth waking up for. The weather was perfect and by the time the sun was out completely the walkers had already beat the heat and were enjoying delicious meat pies, muffins, johnny cakes, sandwiches and fruits at the Macal Park.

6AM WEDNESDAY 6 NOVEMBER 2019 ALL ARCHAEOLOGICAL RESERVES ARE OPEN FOR VISITATION
PLEASE CONTINUE TO EXERCISE CAUTION AT ALL RIVER LOCATIONS

Channel 7

Two Possibly Counterfeit Nike Containers Held At Western Border
Yesterday there were some tense moments at the Benque Viejo Free Zone after an attempt to impose a new charge on tobacco imports. Police had to call out the riot squad to calm down angry importers. And while that was an internal matter between Zone management and importers - tonight, there's a bigger problem. 7News has confirmed that Customs at the border has held back two 40 foot containers bound for the zone.

Man Critical After Surviving Multiple Shots In City
A Belize City man is clinging to life after he was shot yesterday evening in the St. Martin's area. It happened at 6:15 on Lavender Street where residents heard at least 10 shots fired. The target was 27 year old Eric Tillett who was hauled out of the yard with multiple gunshot wounds to his upper body, but still alive. He was put into the back of a pickup - which a number of neighborhood men crowded into - and then rushed to the KHMH where he is critical tonight.

Accused Killer Keon Is A Free Man
He's been on remand for a murder charge for over 3 years, but tonight 23-year-old Keon Usher is a free man. That's after he was acquitted in a trial without jury, in front of Justice Colin Williams. Usher was charged with the murder of 25-year-old Nicasio Zuniga. That killing happened in the Martin's Area in 2016. Zuniga had just left his home for the corner store when 2 men rode up on bicycles, and one of them shot him in the head. The cops believed that they made a solid arrest, based on a caution statement given to them by an alleged eyewitness who swore that he heard a single shot, and saw Usher and another man riding off on separate bicycles.

Armed Robbers Stormed Centaur
It's a shopping complex at one of the busiest highway intersections in the country - but the business plazas near the Phillip Goldson airport in Ladyville continue to get robbed - and in broad daylight. This morning at 9:25 a man entered the Centuar Cable Office at Ramon Plaza, Ladyville and asked for an unknown individual.

The Aftermath of the Succotz Flash Flood
Yesterday morning, relentless rains caused the Mopan river to swell and triggered a pre - dawn flash flood in the village of San Jose Succotz. Hundreds of residents were affected and lost household property such as mattresses, furniture, and even car engines. Today, NEMO went in with relief. Cherisse Halsall has more on the flood and the aftermath. It was a vivid and unforgettable image, a tearful pastor and his wife in the grips of loss and incomprehension, as chest high flood waters ripped through their house in the predawn darkness.

The Thorny And Troubling Issue of CSEC
On Friday we told you about the Interpol Cybercrime Capacity Building Project in the Americas. Law enforcement representatives from Belize and the Caribbean learned new techniques to detect and interdict predators engaging in the online sexual exploitation of children. It is a very real and disturbing global phenomenon and Belize is among the countries where it is happening. There haven't been many reported cases of online child solicitation or exploitation of children in Belize but the number of cases reported from homes and communities all over the country are alarming. Courtney Weatherburne takes a closer look at commercial sexual exploitation of children, what the police and other organizations have been doing to address this chronic problem and what gaps need to be closed to better protect children. Here is her special feature story.

New River Renewed
Almost 2 months ago, the New River in the Orange Walk District made national news after it was discovered that this major waterway was severely polluted. Well, the Department of Environment is reporting tonight that the condition of the river has improved significantly since its intervention. The DOE says that since early September, they've been monitoring the water quality near Orange Walk Town on a daily basis, and their tests indicate steady improvement. They attribute these improvements to several factors. The first is the installation of mechanical aerators at strategic locations along the river. Also, the river has been recharged due to the significant rainfall in Central and Northern Belize.

Police Say She Drank Poison, Mom Says She Was Killed
18 year old Shailee Polanco passed away last week at the Southern regional hospital. Police have said that she died from drinking poison - reportedly gramaxone. Her mother, however, believes that she was killed. Now she is claiming that Shailee also had head trauma from an injury she had sustained. Estela Polanco, Mother of Shailee Polanco: "The postmortem is saying that she also has a dent in her head. It looks like she got hit with a heavy equipment or something."

UWI's Country Conference on Belize
Today, UWI held its Belize Country Conference under the theme "Youth and Security: Assessing Risks, Mitigating Vulnerabilities, and Improving Wellbeing". It is a major youth conference that brings high school and tertiary level students to discuss issues affecting them. There were also panelists who presented academic papers on themes like financial and economic inclusion of youth, school based response to violence among other topics. The Acting UWI head told us more: Dr. Sharmayne Saunders, Acting Head, U.W.I.: "Every 2 years our university is mandated to host a Belize country conference and the focus is usually on research, academic papers and research conducted on Belize and about Belize..."

A Decade Later, Still No Justice For Buckley
The last time that Steven Buckley made the news was back in January of 2018. That's when he was calling for the state to speed up the criminal prosecution of the cop who was charged for almost killing him. That happened in April of 2010. Buckley was accidentally shot by a police officer during a routine search. That officer has been identified as Inspector Dennis Lopez. Buckley came to our office today to complain that he has seen Lopez back on the job for the police department even though the case for attempted murder and dangerous harm is still unresolved. He expressed his outrage about that:

Belize Off EU Blacklist
After many tense months of legislative back and forth - it has been announced that Belize will be removed from European Union's blacklist of tax havens. A report from Reuters says that the decision will be formally adopted on Friday. Eight jurisdictions are expected to remain on the list, including Trinidad and Tobago, and the three U.S. territories of American Samoa, Guam, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Compton's Contribution to Culture
Last night we told you about the passing of one of Belize's most noted record producers, Compton Fairweather. The 88 year old died of bronchial pneumonia yesterday morning. And while he has passed on, he leaves a huge cultural legacy in music. Fairweather was the owner, engineer and producer for CES records, which was the dominant music label in the 60's and 70's. CES is responsible for many seminal Belizean records, and captured on vinyl countless legendary performances by some of the best musicians Belize has produced.

The Rights of Refugees
Last night we told about the UNHCR media training on refugee reporting. As we told you, refugees are persons who have no choice but to flee their country in fear of their life. But it is not a bed of roses when refuges get to Belize initially. The process to be recognized as a refugee is a long and tedious one and the time period refugees have to apply is also very short. Janice Marshall, Senior Consultant, UNHCR Belize: "There is a very short time limitation in the Belize refugee act, people who enter the country only have 14 days after they enter the country in which to make their claim for refugee..."

UNHCR Lobbies For 'Fugees
But when refugees finally get settled in, many become active and productive members of communities. UNHCR senior consultant Janice Marshall discussed this transition that is often overlooked by Belizeans. Janice Marshall, Senior Consultant, UNHCR Belize: "World Refugee day comes everyday on the 20th of June and each year in Belize we try to find successfully integrated refugee to come and talk to people to show that this can be done, we have refugee teachers, we have refugee business people, in Valley of Peace which is mainly a refugee community who have many farmers who are providing much greater variety of vegetables..."

14th. Belize Film Fest Bears Promise
Tomorrow night, local and international filmmakers will converge on Belize for the 14th edition of the Belize International Film Festival. This year, the Festival features 62 film entries and 15 music videos. This morning, the Festival's founder, Suzette Zayden, told the press why the public should take an interest and attend: Suzette Zaiden - Founder, BIFF: "We're about to start the 14th Edition of the Belize International Film Festival tomorrow. With us today is our guest speaker, who will be giving the keynote address at the opening ceremony tomorrow at 7, Mr. Mark Ang."

Time Fu Eat, A Belizean Short Film
And one of the featured Belizean films at this year's festival comes from a noted production house. Ignite Belize has had their name tagged unto countless groundbreaking Belizean music videos like Tanya Carter's 'Ex-boyfriend', and Big Bang's 'Cocaine'. And now, the founder, Carlo Habet is trying to parlay that success and savvy into filmmaking. His first short film, "TIME FU EAT" is a refreshing and authentic look at Belizean socio-political culture. Cherisse Halsall spoke to him and the cast and crew to find out why TIME FU EAT will call film buffs to the table.

Move Over COACH, Say Hi To "Fahina"ť Handbags
We may know them primarily as a conservation group, but the Sarstoon Temash Institute for Indigenous Management (SATIIM) has qualified for a $130,000 US dollar grant from the CDB's Cultural and Creative Industries Innovation Fund. SATIIM is working along with a Toledo women's group called 'Fahina'. Fahina has been around for many years and the women make handbags, jewelry and other handcrafts from local materials.

A House For A Deserving Mother
This afternoon in Orange Walk, the Social Security Board and Hand in Hand Ministries handed over a house to a very deserving mother of two. Social Security staffers assembled the house over the weekend, and they handed it over to a very pleased Amanda Leiva today in Orange Walk.

CUBA CYCLING...
Belizean cyclists excelled in the 19th Caribbean Championship in Cuba. Oscar Quiroz placed second in the Road Race on Sunday in Havana - coming close in a dramatic sprint where the Cuban rider bested him. While on the women's side, Kaya Cattouse placed 5th and Nicole Gallego was 12th in what we are told was a very tough road race.

Channel 5

Patrick Faber: “To hell with it!”
The Deputy Prime Minister Patrick Faber was not at the start of today’s cabinet sitting in Belmopan. It means he did not face his colleagues around the table who on [...]

Deputy Prime Minister: ‘there is a lot of corruption’
The Deputy Prime Minister also spoke on corruption among politicians. He says that there is a lot of corruption and the politicians are corrupt because the people are corrupt too.  [...]

Faber Says G.O.B. Needs to do a Better Job in Addressing Youth Issues
Parts of Faber’s speech also touched on the budget, saying the youth are being short changed since little is spent on the future of the country.  Faber admitted that the [...]

Eric Tillett Survives Wild Attempt on His Life
Turning to crime, Belize City Resident Eric Tillett was on his way home on Lavender Street when he came under fire attack. A volley of bullets were unleashed and as [...]

Centaur Cable Held Up in Ladyville
This morning around nine-thirty, a pair of thieves entered the office of Centaur Cable in Ladyville.  While one of them inquired about an unknown individual, the other brandished a firearm [...]

“Rebel” is Committed to Stand Trial for Sexual Assault of Minor
A fifty-one-year-old man will have to stand trial at the January 2020 session of the Supreme Court for a horrible sexual offense of a child, only three years old. Alfonso [...]

Suspended Sentence for Jordan Pitts, Guilty of Robbery
In the Supreme Court, Jordan Pitts was fortunate to be spared jail time when he pleaded guilty to a charge of robbery. Pitts appeared in the courtroom of Justice Colin [...]

A Life-Changing Surgery for a Mother of 3
For twenty years of her life, a Guinea Grass resident endured pain from an external hernia that developed so big that she carried her organs outside her body.  The mother [...]

Father Alleges that His Baby was Injured while in Human Services Custody
Kevin Arnold Senior alleges that his seven-month-old baby boy was injured while in the custody of the Human Services Department. According to Arnold, the boy and his two-year-old sister were [...]

A Plea for Help for Robbery
On Monday, the family of Aspinal Welch, who is incarcerated at the Belize Central Prison while awaiting trial for attempted murder, shared their story with us about his struggle behind [...]

Belize CitCo to Appeal Candice Miller’s $300K Judgment
In early October Supreme Court Justice Courtenay Abel ruled in favour of Candice Miller, former City Administrator.  Miller was contracted by former Mayor Darrell Bradley and was awarded a contract extension [...]

Mayor Wagner Says Belize City Council Doing Financially Well
Mayor Bernard Wagner also spoke on the council’s financial operations. The Mayor says that the council is gradually emerging from the slow season and has been able to meet every [...]

Hand in Hand Ministries and Social Security Help Single Mom Own a New Home
The family of Amanda Leiva is resting comfortably tonight in their new home. The mother of two received the keys to their new home this afternoon. Hand in Hand Ministries [...]

Historical Swing Bridge Being Repaired
Repairs on the historical Swing Bridge continue in the downtown area of the City. The Belize City Council’s initial assessment of the state of the Swing Bridge revealed serious structural [...]

Deveene Martinez is Ms. Garifuna Belize 2019-2020
Miss Garifuna Hopkins, Deveene Martinez was crowned Miss Garifuna Belize 2019-2020 over the weekend by the National Garifuna Council at the annual Miss Garifuna Belize Cultural Pageant. Following the National [...]

Mayor Bernard Wagner Clarifies Water Shortage at City Hall
The Belize City Council says it is in the process of seeking legal advice to take action against the Guardian’s Newspaper for an article published regarding a shortage of water [...]

University of West Indies Hosts Belize Country Conference 2019
A two-day conference focusing on youths is underway in Belize City. It is being hosted by the University of the West Indies. The discussions are taking on issues of gender [...]

Climate Change and Ecosystem-based Adaptation
The Caribbean Community Climate Change Center and the UN Convention on Biological Diversity are hosting the first of a series of regional dialogue sessions aimed at raising awareness and identifying [...]

F.F.B. Holds Licensing Course for Football Coaches
The Football Federation of Belize is holding a ‘National D License Coaching Course’ throughout the country in November and December. The course for the Belize District kicked off today at [...]

The 14th Edition of the Belize International Film Festival
The fourteen edition of the Film Festival opens this Wednesday and we will be airing the event here on this station.  A long list of films will be screened, including [...]

Time Fu Eat to Premiere at 2019 International Film Festival
A fifteen-minute short directed by Carlo Habet is premiering at the 2019 International Film Festival.  The original screenplay for Time Fu Eat was written by Carlo and Andre Habet and [...]

The Reporter

Another Shooting, Eric Tillett Critical At KHMH
The Reporter has confirmed that the man shot in Belize City last night was Eric Tillett, 27. Tillett was reportedly standing near Lavender Street ...

LOVE FM

14th Belize International Film Festival
This year’s Belize International Film Festival will be taking place from November 6 to November 10. This is the fourteenth edition of the festival, and to promote it, Suzette Zayden, the founder, held a press conference today.

Belize WAV elects new president
The Belize Women Against Violence Movement (WAV) has elected a new president. Over the weekend, the members chose Doctor Pricilla Brown Lopez as their president. Akira Genus Hewlett was chosen as Treasurer and Senieda Shol as secretary.

Using natural resources to mitigate Climate Change
Climate Change experts are in Belize to discuss how we can utilize our natural resources to mitigate the impacts of climate change. Climate Change is a growing issue impacting all countries around the globe.

Who is to blame for baby’s death?
The administration of the Punta Gorda Hospital has come out to clarify what they refer to as erroneous information relayed on social media. On Friday, November 1, a social media post indicated that a woman of San Jose Village, Toledo District was left unattended at the hospital and had given birth in the waiting room.

New River conditions improving
Today, the Department of the Environment (DoE) gave an update on the condition of the New River in Orange Walk. According to them, the general condition of the river has improved over the past few weeks.

Man to stand trial for sexually assaulting child
After allegedly sexually assaulting a toddler, 51-year-old Alfonso ‘Rebel’ Perez will stand trial for the crime. Perez, a resident of Rancho Dolores Village, Belize District, was committed to stand trial in the January 2020 session of the Supreme Court for allegedly forcing a 3-year-old boy to perform oral sex on him.

Blogs

Health Care in San Pedro
Depending on where you are in your stage of life, healthcare and medication may or may not concern you. As retirees not yet Medicare eligible, it was a significant concern to us. Additionally, we both have some critical medication needs so forethought and planning was definitely needed. Regardless of your health needs you will need proof of certain vaccinations in order to apply for residence under the QRP, (Qualified Retirement Persons). It is also advisable to see your doctor before leaving the states and consult with them regarding any suggested vaccines. Of the many things that Belize is known for, healthcare is not one of them. There are a couple of doctors on the island and just recently, Belize Medical Associates opened a clinic here on the Caye upping the quality of care for islanders significantly. If you have a cold, strep throat, cuts and bruises or even a broken bone or two you’ll be fine. If you have anything significant like a chronic illness, a heart condition or cancer concerns, you’ll want to look beyond the border of Belize for the best quality care. I say this not to disparage Belize’s healthcare but as a matter of fact when you look at healthcare worldwide.

The Best Ways To Enjoy A Coconut In Belize!
Coconut is a mature fruit of the Cocos nucifera, a tree of the palm family. They have been grown in tropical regions for more than 4,500 years but have recently increased in popularity for their flavor, culinary uses, and potential health benefits. Coconuts are tasty, refreshing and also happens to be good for you. It is loaded with several essential nutrients, including minerals that most people don’t get enough of. Like other Caribbean countries, the coconut lies deep within Belize’s culinary customs. Besides eating the meat right from the shell, here are many ways to reap the robust flavor of this fruit:

Belize, what a romantic destination!
Belize is a beautiful country located in Central America, with the most amazing breathtaking white sand islands, wild landscape and a variety of activities. It is no wonder that Belize is a popular destination for couples looking for a romantic getaway. Travelers visiting the country are able to choose from a wide variety of upscale luxury hotels to ensure an ultimate romantic vacation. Belize provides the perfect combination of a luxurious holiday but at the same time having a romantic reconnection with your partner.

Black & White Christmas Affair – Fruit Cake Recipe
No matter the odds, a delicious traditional Belizean spread makes it the best time of the year. If you’re planning to spend Christmas in Belize, one of the most significant elements to be found on a Belizean dining table during this time is the iconic Black or White Fruit Cake. It is a Belizean tradition and one that you must definitely try to get your hands on when visiting for the Christmas holidays. The key ingredients for this delightful delicacy are dried fruits, nuts, and of course rum! The preserved fruits are baked in the cake and then stored for a couple of days after being soaked with local Belizean rum. Black/White fruit cake is moist inside with a brown crust outside. The combination of a sweet cake and rum is sure to make an excellent end to a magnificent meal!

International Sourcesizz

Guatemala's next president to cut ties with Maduro's Venezuela
Guatemalan President-elect Alejandro Giammattei said on Monday that he will break off all diplomatic relations with the government of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro when he takes office on Jan. 14. The center-right Giammattei, who won a run-off election in August, told reporters his incoming administration will instead recognize opposition leader Juan Guaido as Venezuela’s leader.

Videos

  • Time Fu Eat (2019) Trailer, 1min. Time Fu Eat is a uniquely Belizean dark comedy, exploring the ways that various people's lives are impacted by socio-economic pressures and political corruption. Crafted by a Belizean cast and crew, Time Fu Eat marks a turning point in Belizean film-making by bringing high production levels rarely seen in the Jewel and casting a light on the way contemporary Belizeans hustle for money, fame, and the next plate a dinna. Starring Stig Da Artist and Horacio Louis Guerrero and featuring the first film performances of several talents - and with music also by Stig - Time Fu Eat is as Belizean as riceandbeanshickenandsalad. Join us, and mek we nyam up some Belizean kulcha!

  • A NIGHT at MARCUS GARVEY Belize, Central America "Time De Yah, Belize", 11min. A NIGHT at MARCUS GARVEY Location LIBERTY HALL – Belize, Central America. An evening fill with community inspiration and a reflected realism of the current status and concerns on the ground. A night of connectivity in conversation on the mission to continue Up The Road to prosperity.

  • Overview of the Community Baboon Sanctuary in Belize, 25min. A history and overview of the activites of the Community Baboon Sanctuary in Bermudian Landing, Belize. Jessie Young discusses the origin of the Sanctuary and its activities in the local community which benefit both residents and Howler Monkeys.

  • Flying from San Pedro to Corozal, 2min. Beautiful foggy views of Corozal Bay.

  • Rememberance Day , 2min. I’m here inside Corozal House of Culture viewing the Remembrance Day Display. Everyone are invited to attend the event on November 10, 2019 at the Soldiers Park in Corozal. at 10am. There will be a parade from the Town to Soldiers park. Rememberance Day (sometimes known informally as Poppy Day) is a Memorial Day observed in common wealth nations since the end of world war, to remember the members of their armed forces who have died in the line of duty.

  • Crank Yanking, 1.5min. If you're driving or riding through the back bush of Corozal District between Corozal Town and Sarteneja, you'll wind up fording two rivers in a distinctly Belizean way – via hand-cranked ferries that run along with thick cables strung from riverbank to riverbank. This throwback to the early days of industrialization owes its existence to the low traffic density plying the roads. With too few vehicles to make building a bridge feasible, the low-tech (and low-impact) human-powered cable ferry was seen as a fine way to ensure that cars, bikes, and motorcycles could get where they needed to go (even if only two at a time). The Wildlife at the Pueblo Nuevo Ferry Ferry from Corozal. An old, hand-pulled sugar barge ferries passengers and cars across the New River.

  • House Hunting Caye Caulker.What could go wrong?, 7min. Watch us try to navigate the difficult decisions of purchasing a home in a foreign country. Experience the ups and downs as we go. What could go wrong????

  • Belize KTV Latino 2019 Season 4 Video 5, 2hr.

  • Martha's Cafe at Om Shanti Belize - great mix of vegan and vegetarian food,17 min. Martha's Cafe at Om Shanti Belize offers a great mix of vegan and vegetarian food that is both affordable and delicious. We talked with the owners about the concept of holistic health and how the menu options sooth both mind and body. We also tasted a sample of their vegan brownies that use a banana substitute for eggs. On set: Greta Martha Williams - Martha's Cafe at Om Shanti Belize, Michelle Ashanti Williams - Martha's Cafe at Om Shanti Belize.

  • The Belize Association of Planners (BAP) is celebrating World Urbanism Day, 29min. The Belize Association of Planners (BAP) is celebrating World Urbanism Day this Thursday. Representatives of BAP talked with us about why town planning is critical to development. On our set: Carolyn Trench Sandiford - President/Executive Director, BAP. Eric Sanchez - Community Development Planner, BAP.

  • Concept of transparency and accountability in Government - Julius Espat views, 34min. Julius Espat had a candid conversation with us about the concept of transparency and accountability in Government. As the Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee he has submitted a report that assesses the state of public spending. He gave us an overview of the report and shared his views on the major challenges.

  • The Salvation Ary - Launch of Christmas Kettle Appeal, 23min.

  • Belizean Feature Film - Time Fu Eat, 28min.

  • Generic VS Brand Medicines, 29min.

  • The Police Link Up Show, 60min.

  • Diving Belize Mini Elbow, 14min.

  • Gunjai Garifuna Dance in Dangriga - Griga Da Love, 1min. Griga da LOVE brings you Gunjai by Adrian Di Doc Martinez! Performed in Dangriga, The Culture Capital of Belize.

  • My Trip to Belize, 8min. In today’s video we take a look inside my trip to Belize this past week! I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed taking a look inside of life in the country Belize.

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