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The San Pedro Sun

SPRCS students shine in Dental Health Week Poster Competition
On Friday, November 15th, three students of San Pedro Roman Catholic School (SPRCS) were awarded for their excellent poster submissions for Dental Health Week. Alexandra Bejerano, Ryan Ramirez, and Kaitlyn Brown were the stand-out artists from more than 100 poster submissions, all focusing on the 2019 Dental Health Week theme 'Brush, Floss, Be A Boss'. During a short ceremony outside of the Dr. Otto Rodriguez San Pedro PolyClinic II, the winners and their classmates were addressed by Dr. Irma Zuniga, Dentist at the clinic.

San Pedro Lions Club observes Diabetes Day
On Thursday, November 14th, Belizeans joined millions around the world in observing World Diabetes Day. San Pedro Town was not the exception, where members of the San Pedro Lions Club held a walk to increase awareness about this disease. The walk started at 6AM from Central Park, heading north through Barrier Reef Drive. The group then went south on Pescador Drive, bearing a banner with the message to beat diabetes together and inviting everyone to get tested. The short walk ended at Central Park, where it started.

Ambergris Today

San Pedro High School Celebrates Belize's Culture
On Friday, November 15, 2019, San Pedro High School held a fun and educational Cultural Day Exhibit under the theme “Belize and its people integrated through its dance, music, culture and food”. After the official opening remarks by Principal Emil Vasquez, Mrs. Angie Ellis officially introduced the guest speaker Mr. Ravey Vellos. Mr. Vellos addressed the students and staff of San Pedro High with a very interesting and informational speech.

Various Belizean Sources

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Belize Electricity Limited Inaugurates New San Pedro Branch Office
On Friday, Novemeber 15, 2019, the Belize Electricity Limited (BEL) inaugurated its new San Pedro Branch Office on Pescador Drive. BEL took this opportunity to announce the Company's new strategic direction to expand its offerings to current and new customers. Ms. Sheena Garnett, Sr. Corporate Communications Officer of BEL was the Mistress of Ceremony for the event. After a lovely rendition of the National Anthem by Natalie Arceo and prayer by Father David Mumba of the San Pedro RC Church the welcome address was delivered by Mayor Daniel Guerrero of San Pedro Town.

Caye Caulker Power Scheduled Outage
Power outage 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, November 21 to affect entire Caye Caulker Village. BEL to straighten utility pole and conduct maintenance of equipment on the power distribution system in the area.

BWS Notice for Customers in parts of Belize City: Planned Interruption for November 20, 2019
Duration: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM. Area to be affected: the area bounded to the South by Freetown Road, to the East by St. Thomas Street and St. Matthews Street, and to the West & North by the Caribbean Sea.

BTB Kiosks Garifuna Celebrations
As we prepare to celebrate Garifuna Settlement Day on Nov. 19, BTB's Kiosks hosted their own celebrations this past weekend.

WOMEN DURING THE CASTE WAR
MARÍA UICAB, PATRONA DE TULUM:MAYA COMMANDER AND PRIESTESS: María Petrona Uicab was from the middle of 1860 commander and priestess of the rebellious Maya soldiers of the peninsular east. Daughter of a cruzo'ob commander with the surname Uicab, María was one of the main figures of the rebellious Maya Máasewal in the war they waged against the troops of the state of Yucatan and the Mexican federal government. The military commanders of the villages of Chumpón, San Antonio Muyil and Noj Kaaj Santa Cruz obeyed the orders of the priestess, who resided in San Antonio Muyil and was the interpreter of the signs of the Maya crosses that had their sanctuary in the Holy Pueblo Santa Cruz Tulum, ancient Tsama '. A Woman of great charisma, she had a remarkable ability to be obeyed by her followers .

South Ambergris Caye Neighbourhood Dollar Drive
Now that tourist season is ramping up, we are attempting to boost our monthly income with dollar drives. Pairs of members station themselves at the beginning of the dirt road by Victoria House and ask passerby's to donate cash to support the SACNW. This requires 1-2 hours, or whatever time you can give, and has been very successful in the past. As well, it heightens awareness of our organization and the fact that it is only due to donations that we are able to have the Patrol keeping watch over our neighborhood.

San Pedro Town Council Closed Today
The San Pedro Town Council hereby informs the general public that its offices will be closed on Tuesday, November 19th, 2019 in honor of Garifuna Settlement Day. We will resume to regular working hours on Wednesday, November 20th. We apologize for any inconvenience that this may cause. Happy Garifuna Settlement Day!

Congratulations to the Ocean Academy Dolphins, players and coaches!
They defeated the San Pedro Sharks today. These teams face each other again next Monday, November 25 in San Pedro. Come out and support your Dolphins!!!

Live reenactment of the Garifuna Settlers on Caye Caulker
The community is Invited to witness the Live reenactment of the Garifuna Settlers that came onto our beautiful land. The route will begin from Charles Rubio's home making its way down to the split then ending off infront of Sports bar. Come out and enjoy the drumming sounds of the culture boys and celebrate this historical day, Starting Tuesday morning at 6:30 AM.

MINISTRY OF TOURISM HOSTS MUNDO MAYA EUROPEAN PRESS TRIP
On November 15th and 16th, the Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation hosted European press in efforts to promote the community tourism trail called Holpatin, being developed by the Ministry in the Orange Walk District. The team, which included journalists from Agencia EFE, Nattule, and Periodista Digital are visiting all five countries of the Mundo Maya region as part of a tour organized by the Mundo Maya Organization to promote the community projects that were part of the Regional Maya Community-based Tourism Program. They visited Lamanai, the U Chan Muul Yaax Ka’ax Museum in San Lazaro, and Mr. Susano Blanco’s medicinal trail in August Pine Ridge.

Belize and Taiwan Sign Project Agreement for the Strengthening of Medical Imaging Services in Belize
Today, November 18, 2019, the Government of Belize through the Ministry of Health and the Government of the Republic of China (Taiwan) signed a project agreement to improve the Medical Imaging Services in Belize. The project beneficiaries are two regional public hospitals and the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital. The project will increase accessibility to quality and safe imaging services as a means towards achieving universal access to health.

Join us on Wednesday, November 20th at the Corozal Chapter AGM!
We cordially invite all members and tourism stakeholders to our upcoming Belize Tourism Industry Association Corozal's Chapter Annual General Meeting to be held Wednesday, November 20th, 2019 at 2:30 p.m. at LAS PALMAS HOTEL. See you all there!

Garifuna Settlement Day Celebration in Corozal
We invite you to: Witness the reenactment of the arrival of the Garinagu to the shores of British Honduras in 1802. Parade through Libertad Village, take part in the mass, parade over to the lawn of Reggaeville for a day of cultural performances. Taste the rich Garifuna culture with delicious cuisine on sale. All of this is happening tomorrow November 19th in celebration of Garifuna Settlement Day! If you need a ride over, jump on the free bus which will be leaving from the Corozal House of Culture at 6:30am, returning at 2pm. We wish everyone a happy Garifuna Settlement Day!!

How to Handle a Cold Front in Belize
by Hector Silva. WHEN JOE NORTH BEGIN TO SHOW UP, CHRISTMAS DI COME.> - Well last night . his pickney showed up.. In olden days, when the cold fronts began to blow, Belizeans would say. - "Joe North di come, chase the cockroach THEM ". Meaning that the cold season has approached, Get your coats ready. How does Cold Fronts affect Belizeans ? - It is a relief from the hot weather days of the previous months. - Likewise, it is a somewhat indicator that the Hurricane Season IS or HAS come to a close. ( there have been crazy hurricanes in late November. ) BUT very Cold Joe Norths in Belize affect those with old broken limbs, those of old age and if you catch a bad FLU.

San Pedro BTIA Meeting Nov. 21
Members and those interested in joining the SP BTIA are invited to join us this Thursday, November 21st.

Channel 7

ASP's Allegation: One too Many Cops Cursed For Wasani
A few months ago Wasani Castro - the son of Minister Edmond Castro - was accused of assaulting a police officer during a cycling race on Regent Street. But, no charges were brought. In 2017, he was also accused of assaulting a police officer, but, again, in that case there were no charges. But, it seems his good luck or good connections have run out - because today the 26 year old Castro was taken to court for just that: assaulting a police officer - and this time it's an Assistant Superintendent.

Teenager Charged For Murder, Appears in Court With Broken Jaw
On Friday's news, we told you about the senseless murder of 30-year-old Geovanni Lennan on Welch Street in Belize City. He's the firefighter and athlete who was gunned down and killed while he was heading home from work last week Thursday night. Police said that they caught a young man fleeing the scene of the crime, and over the weekend, they formally arrested and charged him. He's 18-year-old Denver Bevans, a resident of Cemetery Road, who is now facing 1 count of murder, and one count of aggravated assault.

Home Invaders Stabbed By Son On Crutches Wielding Pickaxe
Two women were stabbed on Friday afternoon. It happened during a home invasion that took place on Rio Grande Crescent in Belize City. The women 37 year old Elvia Cal and 42 year old Maria Pinto had just returned home from a day's work at Cal's taco stand. It was then that three men who had masked their faces with rags and armed themselves with knives and a firearm entered the yard. The burglars proceeded to enter the house but were unaware that their movements were being observed by Cal's son. Once inside the masked men threatened and attacked the women who screamed in terror. Cal's son was on crutches following a motorcycle accident a week prior. But in that moment he acted quickly grabbing a pick axe and moving, as unbalanced as he was, to swing at the men.

Delivery Man Shot By Robbers
A man was shot while sitting in his delivery truck. It happened on Saturday afternoon when 37 year old Issa Nunez accompanied by his son were parked on in front of Bernice York school on St. Thomas Street. At 2:45 they were approached by two men who demanded money. The man who was standing on the passenger side fired a shot into the vehicle which hit Nunez in the thigh. Nunez then sped off to the hospital. Senior Superintendent Romero told us more:

Handyman Run Over
71 year old Handy man Rudolph Russell Arnold was killed instantly this afternoon when he was crushed by an 8 wheeler gas truck this afternoon. Our news team was out on the corner of Central American Boulevard and Caesar Ridge Road as the police were processing the live scene. Courtney Weatherburne has more. It was a gory scene at the corner of Central American Boulevard and Caesar Ridge Road as police scooped up what was left of Rudolph Russell Arnold's body. Our information is that Arnold was riding his bicycle toward the Port Authority Compound when he was hit and crushed by this 8 wheeler gas tanker truck.

Zimbabwean Knocks Down, Kills Cyclist
A man was killed just outside of Hopkins in a fatal accident shortly before noon on Saturday. 40 year old Steven Olivas was riding his bicycle when a Land Rover rammed into him from behind. Police gave us more details. ACP Joseph Myvette: "On Friday last sometime around 11:40pm Hopkins police were called to an area on the main road just outside Hopkins or south of Hopkins whereupon arrival they observed the motionless body of Steven Olivas 40 years of a Hopkins address and a little further from the body the police observed a blue in color bicycle with extensive damage to the back wheel..."

Jury Finds Man Guilty of Sex With a Child
He's currently serving a 5-year prison sentence for child sexual abuse, but today, 41-year-old John Leslie was found guilty of unlawful sexual intercourse by a jury of 9. He stood trial in front of Justice Colin Williams for engaging in sexual relations with an 11-year-old girl. The incident happened between July 1st, and July 31st, of 2016 in Ladyville. The victim, who only 11 at the time, testified that Leslie had intercourse with her sometime in that month. After deliberating for almost 3 hours, the jury of 5 women and 4 men unanimously found him guilty.

American Man Allegedly Swallows Crack and Bullett to Escape Charges
We've all heard of crafty ways to destroy incriminating evidence. But, Ian Joseph Smith, a 48-year-old American national residing on Caye Caulker, is being accused of taking it to the next level. Police say that while he was in their custody, he managed to swallow a bullet and a small quantity of cocaine that they caught him with. The incident happened at around 1:00 on Friday, November 15th. Two police officers were on patrol when they met Smith, and found four transparent plastic bags with crack cocaine. They continued to search him, and that's when they found a single, live, 9 millimeter round of a Smith and Wesson brand.

Dangriga Man Shot In Instep
Violence in Dangriga is the last thing anyone wants to hear about ahead of Garifuna Settlement Day but here was a shooting in the culture capital over the weekend. 19 year old Alvin Lopez was walking home in the Lakeland area when he was shot to the instep by a man that he reportedly knows. Head of National Crimes Investigation ACP Joseph Myvette told us more today:

The Big Picture - Training For Medical Imaging Specialists
Any of us who've dealt with the public healthcare system know how challenging it is to get medical imaging services - like Xray's, "CAT scans" and ultrasounds. But, a new agreement may change that. Today, the Minister of Health and the Government of Taiwan signed a project to improve the Medical Imaging Services in Belize. The 2.1 million US dollar project targets the two regional public hospitals and the KHMH where two physicians will be trained to become radiologists. There will also be training for radiographers and X-Ray technicians. And, the project will be digitizing medical imaging equipment in the three hospitals and the development of a standardized radiological information system.

Ocelot Found Beheaded, Same Place, Same Fate As Jaguar in May
Before we get into our next story, we warn you that it has an image of a dead animal which some may find unpleasant. The Forestry Department doesn't know who is responsible for beheading an ocelot whose carcass was found in the Dump area of Toledo. The ocelot - whose pelt somewhat resembles a jaguar - was found in a state of decomposition. The Ocelot is one of the most commonly seen wildcats in Belize but is a threatened species. It is an offence to kill an endangered species. Earlier this year in May, a beaded jaguar was found at the same Dump area. The heads are believed to be used as ornaments.

Celebrating Preemies
Yesterday, November 17th was observed as World Prematurity Day. It is set aside to recognize that 15 million babies, or 1 in 10 neonates born every day, will fight for their lives against the many risks they face due to prematurity. The medical professionals at the KHMH's Neonatal Intensive Care Unit chose to observe World Prematurity Day today. They invited the press to stop by and celebrate the many Belizeans who won that fight against prematurity and have gone on to live healthy lives. We stopped by and here's what the manager of the NICU had to say:

Tourist Dies At Maya Site
A 58 year old German tourist dropped dead at Lamanai on yesterday. Konrad Karl Burchardt was one of 23 tourists with a German tour guide - on a tour coming out of Guatemala. His tour guide told Orange Walk police that Burchardt was not feeling well and took at seat when he reached the last temple. When he stood up, he collapsed. He had no pulse - and seemed to have died within second.

Faber Addresses UNESCO General Conference
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Education and Culture Patrick Faber today addressed the 40th session of the UNESCO General Conference in Paris, France. He is there among 120 Ministers of Education - and here's a portion of what he said on the General Policy Debate.

Teenaged Girl Missing, Family Frets
A Belize City family is extremely concerned for a missing 17 year old girl. Karleisha Johnson's family says that she was last seen on the evening of October 17th at Gwen Lizzaraga High School. A week later Karleisha's mother filed a missing persons report with police.

DRUMMERS AT MIMI'S
Tomorrow is the 19th November marking Garifuna Settlement Day, and all over the country, drums will be heard. We heard them in the city today at Mimi's Restaurant where we were reminded of the art and the soul of the drum:

Keeping Things Clam When The Drums Give Way To Rum
And while there will be drums, there will also be rum, and that's why police presence will be beefed up nationwide surrounding the celebrations for Garifuna Settlement Day. ACP Joseph Myvette told us that Police will be using the operations from now until the end of the year to show new recruits from the academy how things are done during their on the job training this Holiday Season.

Yurumei
We leave you on the eve of this 19th holiday with some clips of the Yurumei ceremony from 2016 in PG and Dangriga - set to the song "Chatoyer" by the Garifuna Collective off their album Aban. The re-enactment of the of the Garinagu arriving to these shores, a scene that will be played out in communities all along the coast of southern and Central Belize tomorrow. Enjoy, and have a great Garifuna Settlement Day - We'll see you back here on Wednesday.

Channel 5

An Elderly Stevedore is Killed in Traffic Mishap Near Port
Road traffic accidents are a major cause of deaths on the roads and highways across the country so much so that the Police Department is now enforcing a number of [...]

American National charged for fatal RTA in Hopkins
The second accident was in the south, a Hopkins resident was knocked down and killed by a drunk driver on Friday night. Forty-year-old Steven Olivas was riding his bike in [...]

Popular Fast Food Vendor Elvia Cal is Stabbed During Home Invasion
Two women were at home in Belize City when three intruders broke into their Rio Crescent house in Belize City. The ordeal on Friday afternoon has left them traumatized. The [...]

Belize City Fisherman Charged for the Murder of “Baney” Lennan
This morning in the courtroom of Chief Magistrate Sharon Frazer, an eighteen-year-old fisherman of Belize City was arraigned for the murder of fireman Jiovanni Lennan.  Appearing before the lower court [...]

Wasani Castro charged for assaulting a female officer
In court today, Wasani Castro, the son of the Minister Edmond Castro, appeared before Chief Magistrate Sharon Frazer. The twenty-six year old cyclist is facing charges for assaulting a female [...]

David Zetina pleads guilty to “Causing Death by Careless Conduct”
And in the Supreme Court , David Zetina, who pleaded guilty to “Causing Death by Careless Conduct”, will be sentenced on  December thirtieth, 2019 by Justice Marilyn Williams. Zetina knocked [...]

Belize City Delivery Man Targeted and Shot
Thirty-seven-year-old Belize City delivery man Issa Nunez is tonight recuperating after an attempt on his life was made on Saturday afternoon. Nunez was shot while inside a parked delivery truck [...]

Opposition Leader on Barrio el Juda Settlement
More than thirty Guatemalan families remain not only on the western border but on Belizean territory. These families claim they settled there since the year 2000 illegally squatting on a [...]

John Briceño Calls on John Saldivar to Resign
In early 2004, the then P.U.P. administration relocated some thirty families from the area after it was established that they had erected permanent structures in this side of the border. [...]

Where is the Sarstoon Protocol?
It has been six months since Belize submitted its notification to the International Court of Justice to have Guatemala’s unfounded claim permanently settled. The I.C.J. referendum was held on May [...]

Guatemala considering the resettlement of migrants in the Peten Department
The Washington Post is reporting that the government of Guatemala is considering the resettlement of migrants in the Peten Department which is not too far from the western border of [...]

Ban Guns says Opposition Leader
Last week, Commissioner of Police Chester Williams met with about twenty-five registered gun dealers in Belmopan. The meeting focused on proposed measures that would effectively increase gun control. One of those [...]

Policing measures beefed up during the 19th celebration
Preparations are well underway to bring in Garifuna Settlement Day. Today, police said that they have beefed up security for the nineteenth holiday. There will be increased presence on the [...]

Opposition Leader Criticizes GOB’s Decision to Fix LPG Prices
Late on Friday, the Government announced it was instituting fixed prices for Liquefied Petroleum Gas known as L.P.G.; the prices took effect on Saturday. According to the government, the fix [...]

Man shot in Dangriga; one person detained
Also in the crime blotter, a teenager was shot early on Sunday morning in Dangriga. Police say that nineteen-year-old Alvin Lopez was walking in the Lakeland area when another man [...]

Belize & Taiwan sign 2 Million US dollar project
This morning Belize and Taiwan signed a project agreement to strengthen the Medical Imaging Services in Belize. The project will benefit three hospitals, and will see improvement in equipment, the [...]

MOH gets four ambulances and two vehicles
The Ministry of Health’s fleet also got a much needed boost. The four ambulances and two vehicles will be used to help improve services in the health sector. Minister of [...]

The Lineup for November 19th is Here!!
At the Bliss tonight, the grand finale of KTV Latino takes place at 8:30 among a host of other activities. Meanwhile the annual Nineteenth of November festivities also get underway [...]

The Weekend of Sports with James Adderley
Good evening, I am James Adderley and this is Sports Monday.   [Highlights of the weekend sporting events...]

The Reporter

Midday Traffic Accident, ‘Russell Arnold’ Fatally Injured
A mid-day traffic accident near the junction of Central American Blvd. and Caesar Ridge Road has claimed the life of a man riding his bicycle. The victim has been identified as handyman Russell Arnold.

LOVE FM

Daylight shooting in Belize City
Two delivery men were shot at on Saturday in two separate incidents; one was hit while the other fortunately escaped injury. The first shooting occurred just before 3pm. 37-year-old Issa Nunez parked his delivery truck, with his son inside, on St Thomas Street, near Twin Supermarket when the crime began unfolding.

Zimbabwean national charged for fatal road incident in the South
A weekend traffic incident claimed the life of 40-year-old Stephen Olivas and a Zimbabwean national has been charged in the incident. Assistant Commissioner of Police, Joseph Myvette, spoke of the case in today’s press brief.

Taiwan donates to Belize’s health sector
The Republic of China (Taiwan) has donated to Belize’s health sector. Cayo Correspondent Pauline Soberanis Tillett told us more.

Los Lagos grocery store robbed at gunpoint
A storekeeper along with three of its patrons were held up at gunpoint last night in Los Lagos Housing community in Ladyville, Belize District. Surveillance footage shows three young men of dark complexion entering the store, one armed with a handgun.

Muslim Community holds blood drive
The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community in Belize City held a blood drive on Saturday to assist with the shortage at the bank. It lasted from 8am to about 4pm.

Rotary Belize get donations of almost 300 wheelchairs
Rotary Club Belize received a donation of almost 300 wheelchairs from the Chair the Love organization, based in the US. The chairs were handed over in a ceremony at Old Belize on the George Price Highway.

Castro’s son in Hot Water Again
26-year-old Wasani Castro, a cyclist and the son of Minister Edmond Castro, found himself in trouble with the law again when he was arraigned before Chief Magistrate Sharon Frazer today. Chief Magistrate Frazer read three charges to Castro namely, using obscene language, assaulting a female police officer, Irma Anderson and resisting arrest.

San Pedro celebrates Garifuna settlement day
Activities leading up to Garifuna Settlement Day are taking place all across Belize. On Ambergris Caye, the San Pedro Branch of the National Garifuna Council has been active throughout the month. Our island correspondent has the details.

Ecumenical Junior College battle of the drums consecutive champions
The Battle of the Drums competition took place on Saturday in Punta Gorda Town. Toledo Correspondent Paul Mahung brought us the details.

18-year-old charged for Geovanni Lennan’s Murder
Police have formally arrested and charged 18-year-old Denver Bevans, a fisherman, for the murder of 30-year-old Geovani Lennan. Charges were levied against the teenager on Saturday and he was taken to court today.

Mundo Maya European Press Trip
On November 15 and 16, the Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation hosted the Mundo Maya European press trip. The trip is an attempt to promote the community tourism trail called Holpatin, being developed by the Ministry of Tourism in the Orange Walk District.

Youths In Punta Gorda Learn About Other Cultures In Belize
Claver College Extension in Punta Gorda Town recently engaged in a program that showed an appreciation for several cultures found in Belize including the Garinagu. Toledo Correspondent, Paul Mahung has the details.

Geovani Lennan’s Killer Is Behind Bars
Police have formally arrested and charged 18-year-old Denver Bevans, a fisherman, for the murder of 30-year-old Geovani Lennan. Charges were levied against the teenager on Saturday and he was taken to court today.

Toddler Dies After Accident In Custody Of Social Workers
A four-year-old baby is dead, and her mother blames the social workers that took her away from home. Deriana Ah had been suffering from hydrocephalus, a disease that is presented at birth that causes a fluid buildup in the cavities within the brain.

Two Women Stabbed After Home Invasion In Belize City
Two women were stabbed after three men entered their home on Rio Grande Crescent, Belize City. The invasion took place on Friday, November 15 in which Elvia Cal and Maria Pinto were attacked, robbed and stabbed. Senior Superintendent Hilberto Romero spoke on their preliminary findings into the case.

Elderly Man Crushed By 18 Wheeler Truck
71-year-old Rudolph Russell Arnold was tragically killed this afternoon on Caesar Ridge Road, Belize City. Preliminary reports state that he was riding his bicycle when he was knocked down by an 18-wheeler truck. Eyewitnesses told Love News that Arnold somehow landed under the truck with his head completely crushed.

Update On Highway Renovations
Villagers between Belmopan and San Ignacio Town have cited the works on the new Roaring Creek Bridge and the highway extending west as the cause of recent road traffic incidents. Cayo Correspondent Fem Cruz followed up on these concerns and filed this report.

Breaking Belize NewsPJ

American charged for fatal road traffic accident
American national, Mark Cairns, has been charged in connection with a fatal road traffic accident. […]

One person detained for shooting of Alvin Lopez
One man has been detained following the shooting of Alvin Lopez, 19. Lopez told police […]

Wasani Castro charged with assault of female police officer
Twenty-six-year-old Wasani Castro, son of Government minister Edmond Castro, is once again in trouble with […]

Santino Castillo injured in racing accident
Former Caribbean Shores Area Representative and avid cyclist, Santino Castillo was injured in a racing […]

Murder reported in Dangriga
Our newsroom has confirmed a murder in Dangriga tonight. The victim has been identified as […]

Ministry of Tourism hosts Mundo Maya European Press Trip
On November 15 and 16, the Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation hosted European press […]

Vendors stabbed and robbed at home
Sometime over the weekend three men entered a home in Belize City armed with knifes […]

John Leslie convicted of unlawful sex with 11-year-old
John Leslie, 41, faces sentencing on November 26 after being convicted today in the Supreme […]

Truck driver shot in an attempted robbery
A truck driver is alive after he was shot in an attempted robbery. He is […]

Teenager charged in murder of Giovanni Lennan
Eighteen-year-old Denver Bevans is not only charged with the sensational murder of fireman and basketball star […]

Ecumenical Junior College wins Battle of the Drum competition again!
On Saturday the annual Battle of the Drums was held in Punta Gorda, Toledo. After […]

Belizean arrested for stealing from hotel guest in Monterrey, Mexico
Mexican news site, Norte.com reports that two men were detained by Monterrey police yesterday for […]

Music Ambassador Shyne Barrow sponsors Garifuna Settlement Day events throughout the country!
Ambassador Shyne Barrow, through the Office of the Music Ambassador, is sponsoring Garifuna Settlement Day […]

Blogs

Will you be the world’s newest diver?
According to PADI Instructor and Ambergris Caye based White Sands Dive Shop owner Elbert Greer, completing knowledge development online is different from using the open water book, with the online portion of the course enhanced with audio presentations, graphics and animations as well as interactive assessments with Greer as your virtual instructor. Student divers register for the online class at www.scubalessonsbelize.com, and from that point, Greer can interact with the student via phone, email, or chats depending on the student’s preference. This one-on-one interaction allows Greer to answer questions, provide information about local diving, discuss equipment or address any concerns the novice may have, assuring that they feel comfortable, confident, and well prepared before moving on with their diving certification in Belize.

Chaya/Maya Spinach
Throughout the Yucatan, Quintana Roo and Belize, there is a precious green superfood called Chaya, which forms a vital element of Maya-Mestizo cuisine. In Belize, especially for village dwellers, we learned to eat from the bounty of the land. It is customary for a Chaya tree to be a part of any home garden. Fortunately, Chaya practically grows wild, is non-invasive, and grows to be six feet in height. However, there is a specific and proper way it must be prepared. Chaya leaves should never be eaten raw. They contain high levels of a toxin called hydrocyanic acid. They must be cooked for at least 20 minutes and can then be used in soups, sauces, salsas, and even in salads. By far the most popular way to enjoy Chaya is in “tamalitos” or in eggs.

Salt Life Belize
The next 2 years are going to be bringing big changes to South Ambergris Caye. Salt Life Belize, located 3.5 South of the San Pedro Airport is bringing a lot of life to this end of the island. Developers have been invested in Belize over the last 30 years and are also the proprietors of the popular island restaurants Casa Picasso and The Black Orchid and in 2019 ventured out to develop a dream that was a long time in the making. With Phase 1 set to open in 2020, excitement surrounding this project is palpable. As this 50-acre project develops, everything a vacationer, retiree or investor could ask for is taking shape: A full-service resort, fly fishing lodge, beach club, townhomes, estate homes, restaurants, bars and more. In other words, ex-pats, visitors and investors can expect to live a good life within this community.

Belize’s Fishing Calendar
Thinking of planning a fishing vacation? Why not come to Belize. With the Belize Barrier reef stretching across the coast of Belize, it is a fantastic destination for sports fishing. Up for deep sea fishing, inner reef fishing, spearfishing, or fly fishing….. you name it, it is all possible with great fishing all year round. Despite having fishing year-round, particular times of the year you have better luck of catching certain species. Take a look at the fishing calendar for the different species of fish.

Videos

  • San Pedro Garifuna Drumming Celebration, 21min.

  • San Pedro Garifuna Drumming Celebration 2, 6min.

  • San Pedro Garifuna Drumming Celebration 3, 3min.

  • Diving Belize, 30min. iving the Paradise Canyons in the Belize barrier reef system off the coast of San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize. Filmed November 2019 with a GoPro Hero 7 Black, and edited in iMovie.

  • KTV Latino Season 4, 2hr.

  • Grace - Flava With A Beat - Party With Food, 28min.

  • Open Your Eyes 11th Anniversary, 38min. Today OYE celebrated its 11th anniversary with a birthday party! There was food and drinks and cake and ice cream and music from No Fear DJs. Thanks to all those who were a part of our day and shared in this celebration and making this day special!

  • Lersi Garifunaduau - Garifuna Drumming / Singing Segment, 24min. Adept Norberto Tillett - Lersi Garifunaduau

  • Punta Gorda 18th Night, 37min.

  • Punta Gorda 18th Night 2, 13min.

  • BEL: We welcome customers on San Pedro to our new Branch Office!, 1min.

  • Roger Guenveur on new films "My Father Belize", Spike Lee dir. "Rodney King", and more., 10min.

  • San Pedro, Belize 2019, 5min. Here is our highlight reel from our amazing trip to san pedro, belize!

  • Belize Hamanasi 2019, 23min. Dive Vacation to Hamanasi Eco Resort October 2019

  • Rio on pools - Belize, 1min.

  • MISS UNIVERSE BELIZE 2019 TALKS PREPARATIONS FOR UPCOMING MISS UNIVERSE PAGEANT, 4.5min.

  • Drums - competition and show . ( peini, punta gorda , Belize) Garifuna nuguya 2019, 5min.

  • Destinee Arnold on the road to the Miss Universe pageant, 4min. D Excellent interview and a true ambassador for Belize!