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The San Pedro Sun

Manuel Heredia Jr. endorsed as UDP Standard Bearer for Belize Rural South
On Saturday, November 23rd, the Belize Rural South (BRS) United Democratic Party (UDP) endorsed current Area Representative Honourable Manuel Heredia Jr., as their standard-bearer during an endorsement convention held at the Honourable Louis Sylvestre Sporting Complex in San Pedro Town. The event, which was almost thwarted by inclement weather, saw supporters from San Pedro and Caye Caulker Village joining the UDP family in support of Heredia. Present at the convention was Deputy Prime Minister, Honourable Patrick Faber, UDP Freetown Standard Bearer O.J. Elrington among the staff of The San Pedro Town Council and other invited guests.

San Pedro BTIA elects new board at Annual General Meeting
The San Pedro chapter of the Belize Tourism Industry Association San Pedro (BTIA) elected new officers to its Board of Directors during their annual general meeting at El Divino Restaurant on the evening of Thursday, November 21st. BTIA Chairwoman Tamara Sniffin chaired the meeting along with, BTIA Executive Director John Burgos, and BTIA President Melanie Paz. The group discussed chapter business and projects that the organization has in store for the island tourism stakeholders. Guest Speaker of the evening was Officer in Charge (OIC) of the Coastal Executive Unit Superintendent Christopher Noble. Tamara Sniffin was re-elected as Chairwoman and Karen Brodie as Vice-Chairwoman. Joining the board were Pete Davis as Treasurer, Janet Brown as Secretary along with Melisa Ayala, who will assist in secretarial duties in the absence of Brown.

Ambergris Today

San Pedro’s Hope Haven Wins Award At National Children's Award Ceremony
Belize’s Children Honored at Special Awards Ceremony Several children were recognized for their outstanding work in several areas at the first ever National Children’s Awards ceremony held on Friday, Novemebr 22, 2019. The event was the culmination of several activities held as part of Belize joining the international community in the commemoration of the thirtieth anniversary of the signing of the Convention on the Rights of Children.

Letter To The Editor: Crocodile Tears
Good morning Mr. Nunez and all, Woke up yesterday morning to see this beautiful creature with styrofoam containers on her back. People pick up your garbage! Remember when San Pedro was a simple fishing village and people took pride in their surroundings. Truly Las Lagrimas del Cocodrilo (tears of the crocodile) Terry and I went in the water and cleaned up the whole area behind our house to the boundaries of La Sirene.

Various Belizean Sources

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Credentials Presented to Governor General
November 25th, three ambassadors presented their credentials to the Governor General H.E. Sir Colville Young at the Belize House in Belmopan. Presenting their letters of credence to the Governor General were H.E. Mr. Boris Svetogorsky Marino, Ambassador of Uruguay; H.E. Mr. Zdenĕk Kubánek, Ambassador of the Czech Republic; and H.E. Mr. Abdelfattah Lebbar, Ambassador of Morocco to Belize. The Governor General graciously welcomed the ambassadors and offered his best regards to them during their tenure in Belize.

Captain Rob's Rumpopo Aivalable
Get ur delicious Home-made Rumpopo made by my dad, Captain Rob! Orders are open now!! Quart is $25, Liter $35 and Elephant foot $50!! Place ur orders now and start ur Christmas season with a bang!!

Kinich Kakmó
Kinich Kakmo means the sun face fire Macaw .The name decomposes in Maya as follows: Kin , which means sun ; Ich , that means face ; Kaak , fire ; Moo , macaw . That is, fire macaw with a solar face . Kinich Kakmó was seen as a manifestation of Kinich Ahau , the sun god. It was also linked to Itzamna. In the early colonial sources Kinich Ahua is identify as Itzamna . "Katun 8 Ahua is the ninth katun. At Izamal he established the katun,Kinich-Kakmo. There shall descend the shield,there shall descend the arrow,with the rulers of the land. " Books of Chilam Balam (Sacred books of the Yucatec Maya)

San Pedro Christmas Tree Lighting
It's that time of year again! Mayor Daniel Guerrero and the San Pedro Town Council invites everyone to come out on Sunday, December 1st at the Central Park for the Annual Lighting of the Christmas Tree, starting at 7:00 p.m. Come share the joy of Christmas with the schools of San Pedro as they will be performing for all to enjoy. We will also have our friends from Belize City, Pandemonium Steel Band delighting everyone with their Christmas carols. The San Pedro Dance Academy will also be entertaining us with their graceful dances.

Ocean Academy Raspberry Pi team
Congratulations to the Ocean Academy Raspberry Pi team for their 3rd place win in Belize City!!!

BELIZE’S CHILDREN HONORED AT SPECIAL AWARDS CEREMONY
Several children were recognized for their outstanding work in several areas at the first-ever National Children’s awards ceremony held on Friday, November 22, 2019. The event was the culmination of several activities held as a part of Belize joining the international community in the commemoration of the thirtieth anniversary of the signing of the Convention on the Rights of the Child. The winners in the various categories were: · Sonia Garcia from Trial Farm Village, Orange Walk District for Business · Dayana Marroquin from Belize City for Science and Technology · Steve Martinez from San Joaquin Village, Corozal District for Agriculture · Kenly Martinez from San Ignacio for Community Service · Zaira Rodriguez from Belmopan for Arts and Culture · Hope Haven Children’s Home from San Pedro for Non-Governmental Organization

Training Workshop on Coconut Production
Through the Mexican National Institute of Forestry, Agriculture and Fisheries (INIFAP), and in collaboration with their Mexican counterpart SAGARP, the Ministry of Agriculture concluded its three-day training workshop on Friday, November 22nd. The workshop was held at the Central Farm Station and focused on capacity building for the improvement of coconut production, as well as its uses. The workshop covered a wide range of technical training materials. Coconut producers, Extension Officers, representatives from the Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute, and technical personnel from the Central Farm Station attended the workshop.

Corozal Football Action continues. Weekend Schedule. Week 3 (1st Division)
Games happening at the Carolina Football Field on Sunday, December 1, 2019

Lisaniga Libertad Garífuna Group in Chetumal
Lisaniga Libertad Garífuna Group from Libertad Village, Corozal, Belize participated this weekend at the Festival de Cultura del Caribe #FECUCA 2019 in Chetumal, Mexico. Congratulations to our cultural representatives from Libertad.

Iguana Sanctuary in San Pedro
In the heart of San Pedro Town, an Iguana sanctuary is blossoming. With over 200 of it’s kind, the Green Iguana, an endangered reptile species in Belize, have found a haven amongst the mangroves in the western part of the town. Mr. Calvin has been kind and caring for these beautiful creatures and has registered the area to be a reserve called The Iguana Eco Corner. He has created a trail in between the Mangroves where you can see the Iguanas resting in the trees. You can see different types of birds and if you get lucky, maybe even the two resident crocs that live in the area. There is even an osprey nest in which BEL kindly provided the pole and lumber to recreate a nest box after they brought down the tower that the Ospreys used for nesting.

Channel 7

Chinese Businessman Lured to His Death
Another Chinese businessman was targeted. 28 year old Central American Boulevard's Plaza Store manager Zheng Liu was executed on Saturday night around 9:00 near Old Belize. He was lured to his death by someone he knew. Fortunately police were able to track down the suspects - but there are still questions about the crime which targeted an employee of the well known 88 Shopping group of businesses. Courtney Weatherburne has more. Zheng Liu should have been standing here behind the counter tending to customers as he usually does. But the black bow at the entrance of the Boulevard Plaza is a clear sign of a permanent emptiness that will fill the store without him.

Cops Have 3 Suspects For Businessman's Murder
We also spoke to police today at the press briefing in Belmopan about Liu's murder and they told us three persons are detained: ACP Joseph Myvette - Head, NCIB: "On Saturday, shortly after 9:30 p.m., police responded to an information of a body on the George Price Highway, between miles 4 and 5. Upon arrival, they discovered the body one Zheng Liu, a 28-year-old businessman of a Central American Boulevard address..."

One Year Old Shot In Her Bed, 16 Year Old Critical
A young woman is fighting for her life tonight after the frightening Sunday night shooting which also saw her boyfriend and his infant niece shot. But this family is no stranger to violence. In September the very same young couple were victims of a home invasion. On that occasion the boyfriend was fired upon and engaged in a struggle with his assailant who later fled, and no one was hurt. This time around, though, luck was not on the couple's side. And, last night when the family yard was attacked by a gunman, 16 year old Chanteuse Martinez sustained multiple shots; her boyfriend 23 year old Mervin Martin was shot to the elbow, and Martin's one year old baby niece was shot to the hand, becoming collateral damage in a war between adults.

Fears For Fishers Lost At Sea
Tonight 2 men and a minor are missing and there are grave concerns for their safety. 22 year old Sheldon Gibson, Elijah Usher, and Kevin Roches, a minor, left Belize City on Friday Morning in a white skiff called the Lorraine to go fishing off Mapp Caye. They have yet to return. Family members of Gibson and Usher reported them missing on Saturday morning but, as yet ,have received no new information as to their whereabouts or the whereabouts of the vessel. We spoke to one of Gibson's family members today and she told us how hurt they are at the prospect of his lifeless body floating among mangroves.

Cops and Coast Guard Searching For Missing Boat
Here's what police told the media about the missing men today: ACP Joseph Myvett, Head, National Crimes Investigation Branch: "Family members have tried contacting them since Friday and have been unable to do so. As a result of the report being received police and coastguard visited the Mapp Caye area where searches have been going on since the report was made. However, so far they have not been found, so the searches continue." Reporter: "Is there any sort of evidence indicating that they arrived at their destination?" ACP Joseph Myvett: "Yes, we do believe so. What we do know is that the coast guard effected regular patrols in that area as a consequence of what had transpired earlier in June."

Nestor Vasquez Jr's Alleged Killer Charged
Collin Francis, the 28-year-old man accused of putting a fatal beatdown on Nestor Vasquez Jr while they were both in police custody, is back at the Central Prison tonight. He was today arraigned for the murder of Nestor Vasquez. As you saw last week, the Vasquez family believes that he ought to have been charged months ago, and the state dropped the ball when he was released on bail for an attempted murder charge last week Thursday. At today's press briefing in Belmopan, we asked Assistant Police Commissioner Joseph Myvette about that criticism: ACP Joseph Myvette - Head, NCIB: "On Saturday last, police have since arrested and charged Colin Francis, 29 years-old of Belize City address, for the crime of murder."

Police Woman Witness Doesn't Help Prosecution
We often report on murder cases falling apart when witnesses don't show up, or rent their statements. But, today, the prosecution in a murder case had an excellent eyewitness, in the form of a woman police constable. She said she saw when Frank Young shot and killed 19 year old David Andrews on Raccoon Street on December 23rd, 2016. And she appeared in court to back up that statement. But, Justice Colin Williams found that there were procedural improprieties which undermined her identification of the suspect.

Home Invader Tied Up Three Adults
Tonight, 43 year old Doretha Vernon, a resident of Raccoon Street Extension in Belize City, is recovering from a terrifying home invasion. An armed burglar broke into her house last night around 9:00 and tied her and a female friend up. He also tied up and gagged a man who arrived home during the aggravated burglary. The burglar then ransacked the home for whatever valuables he could find. After digging through all the rooms, he escaped with several of her personal belongings.

Shooting Of Security Guard Still a Mystery
Assistant Commissioner Myvette also had a few comments to share about last week Thursday's shooting of 25-year-old Justin Stephen Teck. As we told you, Teck, who is a security guard from Hunter's Lane, was standing in front of a car wash on New Road at around 6 p.m. Even though that's not too far from the Queen Street Police Station - and a series of fixed checkpoints, a gunman darted out of a nearby alley and fired several shots at him: one hit him in the head, the other in the back. Here's what police had to say about the second time that Teck has been shot in the head:

Family ID's Man Found in River
Police are also reporting that they have identified the body of a man which was found in the Belize River last Friday morning. As we told you, at around 8:00, a body was seen floating in the waters just behind the Belize Mills Flour Factory, at mile 1 on the Philip Goldson Highway. When police retrieved the person, they saw a man of Hispanic descent with no signs of injury. All they had to go on was a tattoo on his arm, but after police circulated pictures of that, his sister came forward and identified him. Here's what Assistant Commissioner Myvette had to say about the case today:

Man Dies A Week After Accident
The cops are also finishing up their investigation on a fatal traffic accident that occurred on the Iguana Creek Road in the Cayo District. On Saturday, November 16th, 45-year-old Adan Diaz was driving his motorcycle when he was hit from behind by a motorist who has been identified by police as Pedro Bahadur. After being hospitalized at the KHMH for a week, Diaz succumbed to his injuries yesterday. Police told us today they are trying to decide how they will proceed against Bahadur for this now-fatal accident:

Gaming Company Employee May Have Tried To Win Without Scratching
Police suspect that a man who works for the Scratch and Win game - may have tried to win, without even scratching! Orange Walk Police are investigating the Trial Farm resident who claims thieves took $29,000 dollars and his pickup. The 25 year old sales agent for the gaming company says that this morning at around 11:00 two men held him up. One hit him in the head with weapon and the other grabbed the money, and then stole his pickup - which was parked in front of his house.

Snatched The Magistrate's Chain On Market Saturday
He allegedly snatched a gold chain from a magistrate - and tonight 21 year old Tyrell Robinson is in jail. It happened on Saturday morning around 9:00 when MagistrateTanisha Smith was walking on West Collet Canal Street near the Michael Finnegan Market. That's when a man ripped her $2,000 gold chain from her neck. The culprit only managed to get away with the medal, valued at $200. But the chain broke and was left behind as the snatcher darted. The police apprehended Robinson shortly afterwards but they did not recover the medal.

Two Women For Wholesale Quantities of Weed
Tonight, 28-year-old Rivree Dawn Flores, and 18-year-old Tavor Santos are facing drug trafficking charges. That's after police conducted a search of their home on St. Jude Street in Belize City, and allegedly found a large amount of marijuana stashed in their yard. The cops say that at around 8:30 on Friday night, they found 352 grams of suspected marijuana in one part of the yard.

Ace Reporter Recognized For Child Friendly Reporting
The National Committee for Families and Children along with its partners hosted the first ever National Children's Awards on Friday night. The award ceremony was one of several events commemorating the 30th anniversary of the signing of the convention on the rights of the child. There were seven categories including a media category for excellence in child friendly reporting and our very own Courtney Weatherburne did it again and came in first with her story on the Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children. The Information, Education and Communication officer for NCFC Ava Diaz Sosa told us more about the significance of this award ceremony.

U-18 Girls Bring Home The Silver
The Belize Female Volleyball U18 Team finished with silver in the thirteenth Central American championships. The games were played in Costa Rica from November 17 - 24 - and at the end of it, once again, the home team emerged victorious. Belize finished second, and our girls captured 7 of the 12 individual awards. 7News was at the airport when the girls came home, proud but not satisfied with silver:

16 says of Activism Says Unmask the Violence
16 Days Of Activism To End Gender Based Violence started this evening with a ceremony and a candlelight vigil. This year the theme is "From Awareness to Accountability Unmasking the Many Faces of Violence" aimed at raising awareness and creating a call of action towards eliminating all forms of gender-based violence.

Channel 5

Chinese Businessman Murdered on George Price Highway; 4 Persons Detained
The Chinese community is trying to make sense of the murder of well-known businessman, Zheng Liu.  Liu, who is one of the principals of the Eighty-Eight chain of stores was [...]

Trio of Belize City Fishermen Missing at Sea; Families Fear the Worst
Three fishermen, who went fishing on Friday at Mapp Caye, are believed to be dead.  That’s the latest word from family members just before news time. It follows the discovery [...]

Gunman Sprays Bullet at House; 3 Persons Injured Including Child
A child was also injured by gun violence over the weekend.  The one-year-old girl was fast asleep when she was hit by a gunshot on Sunday night.  She was at [...]

Collin Francis Arraigned for the Murder of Nestor Vasquez Jr.
Collin Francis, believed to be suffering from mental illness, has been charged with the murder of Nestor Vasquez Junior in June of this year. Francis spent the weekend in the [...]

Home Invasion Reported in Belize City
Police in Belize City are looking for one man believed to have broken into a home, held up three persons at knife-point, tied and robbed them. On Sunday night, forty-three-year-old [...]

John Doe is Omar Gomez of Ladyville
Police say Omar Gomez is the name of the man who was found floating in the Haulover Creek on Friday morning. Gomez’s body was discovered at around eight o’clock that [...]

Man Dies a Week after RTA in the West
A man was knocked off his motorcycle on November sixteenth and a week later he succumbs to his injuries. Police say that Adan Diaz was hospitalized ever since the road [...]

Police Share Details of Justin Teck’s Shooting
Today, police also gave the official report on the shooting of Justin Stephens, also known as Justin Teck. As we reported on Friday, Teck was shot and seriously injured. He [...]

Frank Young is Acquitted of Murder
There is another murder acquittal in the courts.  Twenty-three-year-old Frank Alexander Young of Lords Bank village, who was charged with the murder of nineteen-year-old David Andrews, is tonight a free [...]

Jose Rodriguez is Spared Jail Time
Jose Rodriguez luckily spared jail time when he appeared before Justice Colin Williams this morning for sentencing.  Last Wednesday, Rodriguez pleaded guilty to “Causing Death by Careless Conduct” in the [...]

Relief for Cowo Family after Accident Claims the Lives of 2 Sisters
There is relief for the family of two sisters who perished in an accident. The court has ordered fifty-four-old Carlos Martinez to pay in excess of thirty-one thousand dollars to [...]

Celebrating the Anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child
The anniversary of the historic ascension to the Convention on the Rights of the Child was celebrated on Friday night in Belize City. To mark the occasion a number of [...]

16 Days of Activism: Unmasking the Many Faces of Violence
The Sixteen Days of Activism kicked off today at the ITVET in Belize City. The National Women’s Commission and Special Envoy for Women are Children launched the event under the [...]

Learning from the Jamaica Stock Exchange
Founded in 1968, the booming Jamaican Stock Exchange has been named the world’s best-performing stock market, twice.  According to online articles, Jamaica’s success in its stock exchange is greatly due [...]

AHRMED Concludes after Twenty-four Months of Training at the Y
The Young Women’s Christian Academy, YWCA, held a closing ceremony this afternoon for a two-year program funded by the European Union.  Addressing Human Rights for More Equitable Development, AHRMED, saw [...]

Longtime Gillnet User Supports Ban of ‘Deadly’ Fishing Tool
The debate on whether to ban the use of gillnets in Belizeans waters continues tonight. Recently, a group of fishermen against the ban staged a protest in Dangriga by members [...]

U-18 National Female Volleyball Team Wins Silver in Regional Championship
The national female volleyball team wins silver at the 2019 under-eighteen female volleyball championships held over the weekend. Team Belize lost only to Costa Rica, which landed them in second [...]

James Adderley Has a Full Report of the Sporting Activities
Good evening, I’m James Adderly and this is Sports Monday.   [Highlights of the weekend sporting activities…]

The Reporter

Port Authority Institute New Rules – After Review Of Boat Tragedy
Commercial boat operators must now follow a series of measures introduced by the Belize Port Authority for greater passenger safety on board their vessels. Among the new stipulations is the need for third party and passenger insurance to cover for death or injury to any person or damage to any property that occurs on board a water taxi.

Alarm & Concern For Missing Fishermen
Concerns are mounting for Belize City residents Sheldon Gibson 22, Elijah Usher and another unidentified individual after they went fishing in the vicinity of Mapp Caye on Friday and have not returned or contacted family members since.

3 People Report Home Invasion & Robbery To Police
Three persons have reporter to police that they were tied, gagged and robbed last night, (Sun. Nov 24th.) A woman claims she was at home with a friend and sometime after 9pm. a dark male entered her home through the front door with a knife.

Diplomatic Incompetence !
Agreement on a Framework for Negotiations and Confidence Building Measures between Belize and Guatemala, 2005. It has to be clear by now that the Barrow administration has been wholly incompetent in its handling of our diplomatic affairs; particularly as it relates to the bully Guatemala.

Antelope Street Shootings Have Neighbors On Edge
The home of Marvin Martin came under fire last night, leaving his girfriend and their daughter injured in the process. Reporter understands that Chantuse Martinez and Marvin were sitting near their gate on Antelope Street, when a man passed by and shot at them.

LOVE FM

24-weeks of human rights seminar
The Young Women’s Christian Association (YWCA) held a closing ceremony on the project, Addressing Human Rights for a More Equitable Development (AHRMED). A proposal was sent to the European Union (EU) with the basis of advocating for the human rights of women and children along with the improvement of gender equality.

Belize U18 Female Volleyball team brings home second place in Central American Championship
The Belize’s Under-18 Female Volleyball team came home yesterday bearing silver from Costa Rica. The team placed second in the championship and had quite the welcome at the airport.

Julian Cho Technical High School operating without a Principal
There are concerns brewing at the Julian Cho Technical High School as they are operating without a principal and vice principal. Toledo Correspondent, Paul Mahung has the story

Three people shot in Belize City
A young lady, a man and an infant were shot just after seven o’clock last night on Antelope Street Extension, Belize City. 23-year-old, Mervin Martin, 16-year-old Chantuse Martinez and a 1-year-old were at the house of Cecil Martin when a male person approached the house and fired several shots.

Retired police officer involved in car accident
There was a road traffic accident on Friday night in Camalote village, Cayo District. The incident involved a retired police officer. Correspondent Fem Cruz was on the scene and file this report.

Trio missing at Mapp caye
Three persons are missing after failing to return home this weekend. The trio had left home en route to Mapp Caye. The men have been identified as 22-year-old Sheldon Gibson, Elijah Usher, and Kevin Roaches.

Three people tied and robbed in Belize City
Two women were gagged and bound last night inside their home when a man entered their house on Raccoon Street, Belize City. ACP Joseph Myvett gave preliminary information on this incident.

Teachers learn how to mitigate corruption
The Belize National Teachers Union in the Toledo district participated in a training workshop on corruption in Belize. Correspondent Paul Mahung has the details.

Well-known businessman murdered
There was a murder this weekend that shocked the residents of the south side, Belize City, as the victim was a well-known and well-liked businessman. Zheng Liu of the Boulevard Plaza on the Central American Boulevard was shot to death on Saturday night.

Body found on Friday is identified
The body of the man found in the Haulover on Friday has since been identified as 37-year-old Omar Maximiliano Gomez. Gomez’ body was fished out of the water and investigators were forced to seek the public’s assistance in identifying him.

Coconut Workshop Held Last Week
A three-day training workshop for the improvement of coconut production concluded this past Friday. The workshop was through the Mexican Institute of Forest, Agriculture and Fisheries, in collaboration with their Mexican counterpart SAGARP.

Colin Francis, No Plea
29-year-old Colin Francis Jr., who is accused of causing the death of Nestor Vasquez Junior was arraigned today before Senior Magistrate Aretha Ford. Francis was sharing a cell block with Vasquez on June 8, 2019. Senior Magistrate Ford, in reading the murder charge to Francis did not take a plea from him since the matter is indictable.

Alexander Young; A Free Man
After being on remand for almost three years, 23-year-old Frank Alexander Young of Lords Bank village, who was charged with the murder of 19-year-old David Andrews, is now a free man. The trial was heard before Justice Colin Williams. Young was represented by Oscar Selgado while Portia Staine-Ferguson represented the crown.

Building Diplomatic Relations
Three ambassadors from Uruguay, Czech Republic, and Morocco presented their credentials to the Governor-General Sir Colville Young at the Belize House in Belmopan today.

Belize Telemedia Limited suffered a loss of just over five million
Belize Telemedia Limited suffered a loss of just over five million dollars. During last night’s annual general meeting, officials spoke of competition and the current market landscape.

Innovation and Creative Students
Innovative minds came together today as the raspberry pi was front and centre stage again. Reporter Naim Borges has the story.

BDF First Battalion team wins Best Warrior Title
The final day of the Best Warrior Competition came to a close today at the Belize Coast Guard headquarters. Reporter Naim Borges has the story.

BDF commander comments on Barrio El Juda
Barrio el Juda has been a controversial area for over two decades. Recently, the area was back in the news when businessman, Jorge Espat sought the authorities’ assistance in removing Guatemalan squatters off his property that is in the Belize territory.

Breaking Belize NewsPJ

The strongest have been decided: Belize Strong Man/Woman competition held in Ladyville
The results are in for the 2019 Belize Strong Man/Woman Competition hosted by the Belize […]

Police detain two for Antelope Street Extension shooting
Four people are lucky to be alive after a shooting in Belize City last night. They […]

Police identify body floating in Haulover Creek
On Friday morning a body was seen floating behind Dream Like City in the Haulover […]

Police confirm missing men arrived at Mapp Caye but no trace of them
Three men remain missing since a trip to Mapp Caye on Friday. They are Elijah Usher, […]

Report that missing fishermen’s boat was found is incorrect
Reports that a boat believed to be the one that the three missing fishermen left […]

Man passes away days after road traffic accident
On November 16th there was a road traffic accident on the Iguana Creek Road. Pedro […]

Police: Zheng Liu execution may be “random act”
According to police, the execution of businessman, Zheng Liu, may have been a random act. […]

Police identify body floating in Haulover Creek
On Friday morning a body was seen floating behind Dream Like City in the Haulover […]

Burglar ties up woman, raids home
A woman and her friend are alive after an aggravated burglary last night. Doretta Vernon […]

Dengue eradication measures continue says Ministry of Health
As the dengue outbreak continues to be a threat to Belizeans countrywide, the Ministry of […]

Belmopan receives new ambulance; San Ignacio to follow
This morning, Minister of Health, Pablo Marin officially handed over an ambulance to the regional […]

United Nations commemorates international day for the elimination of violence against women
Around the world, women and children are victims of physical and sexual forms of violence. […]

Dragon’s Cup 2019 karate tournament held in Belize City
On Saturday, three karate academies brought together a total of 51 competitors for the 24th […]

Telemundo Mexican actor ‘El Senor de los Cielos’ missing after being abducted in Mexico
Mexican authorities are investigating the disappearance of a Mexican actor and a French citizen. The […]

Home invasion reported in Belize City
Authorities are investigating a home invasion that occurred last night in Belize City. Doretta Vernon […]

Shyne hosts U-18 Basketball Tournament in Mesopotamia
The energy was electric, the intensity was high and excitement was the common feeling amongst […]

Still no word on three men missing at sea
Up to last night, authorities still had no word on the three men who reportedly […]

One-year-old toddler among those shot last night
Authorities are investigating a shooting incident last night that left a one-year-old baby girl, a […]

Blogs

Save the Date: The 2019 San Pedro Holiday Boat Parade set to illuminate the Caribbean Coast
Scheduled for Saturday, December 7th starting from 6PM, the merry journey from Wayo’s Beach Bar south to Crazy Canucks Beach Bar (and back) brings much seasonal joy to our little Caribbean island. All are welcome to this spectacular light show of decorated boats in Christmas décor. The parade ends at SandBar Beach Hostel and Restaurant with a grand award ceremony where prizes are awarded in four different categories. There will also be several viewing locations on the beach along the parade route offering special Christmas treats. But it’s not just a parade, in the true spirit of Christmas, as the San Pedro Holiday Boat Parade serves as a fundraising event for charitable organizations on the island.

The Ultimate Guide to Visiting Ambergris Caye
A lot goes into my decision on where to travel. There are only so many days in a year and dollars in the bank account, so when Belize popped onto my radar, I did a lot of research to see if it would be worthy of a visit. Belize is still a relatively hidden gem. I have been hearing about more people visiting or wanting to visit, but it definitely hasn’t become as popular a travel destination like Costa Rica or Mexico. After visiting this past October, I have realized that Belize should be on everyone’s travel list, especially if you are a couple that enjoys tropical heaven with plenty of adventure opportunities.

A Walk Downtown Belize City
Albert Street or “Outta town”, these are both synonyms for what we know as the heart of the Belize district – Downtown Belize. From 9 am to 7 pm, locals and tourists alike flood the street of downtown Belize City for anything your heart desires. Whether it is delicious tacos, mouth-watering meat pies, hot jam rolls, or fresh fruit from one of the corner vendors; you name it, it will be right there for you. But not only will you find an abundance of food options, downtown Belize is also known for its historical landmarks and colonial buildings and houses. This country is a complete melting pot of cultures, so a walk around Belize City is just what you need to experience culture and soak in the ambiance. When walking down the crowd filled sidewalks of Albert Street you will see small entrepreneurs on each side of you. Some will be selling gold or silver jewelry, handmade jewelry, or paintings. On each corner you can find a food vendor – the smell of fresh peanuts and pepitos (macoby seeds) will draw you near.

Itz’ana Resort & Residences set to open December 10th, 2019!
It’zana Resort and Residences is excited to announce the opening of their 18 room hotel with availability starting from December 10th, 2019. The opening marks the launch of Mission-Driven Luxury. The offer guests authentic experiences that sustain the region’s indigenous culture and natural environment, paired with unique high-design elements and experiences from a collection of artists and designers. The property is located on a Caribbean beachfront peninsula amidst the coastal villages of Placencia, Seine Bight, and Maya Beach. It’s framed by the sea with renowned private islands on one side and a pristine lagoon beneath the Maya Mountains on the other.

Videos

  • Gannet Norteno VS Footed Boobies Attack For Fish-Belize, 3min.

  • Lizard Swimming over water- Belize, 1.5min.

  • Little Fish Swarm VS Attack Fish and Bird-Belize, 3min.

  • NABS YES, 9min. San Pedro Tour Operators Association is proud to be part of NABS Youth Education Summit 2019. It's a great opportunity for our Kids in Action children to exchange with other kids from different countries.

  • The Business Hour..., 3hr.

  • Endangered Specie Protection In Belize, 5min. In Belize, the country has approximately 145 species of mammals, 139 species of reptiles and amphibians, over 4000 species of flowering plant including some 700 trees. Belize is also a birder’s paradise, with over 500 species of rare and exotic birds thriving in its many distinct habitats. However in the past few years there have been some species that are becoming endangered due to pollution, deforestation, and over hunting.

  • Caye Caulker Belize - Coolest Island Ever / Met the Coolest Island Dog, 12min. Caye Caulker was one of the chillest Islands I've visited so far. Not so expensive and the coolest locals. Also if you love dogs you'll love this place.

  • Belize Dive - Turneffe Atoll, 9min. Diving the second biggest barrier reef in the world. This location is called The Playgrounds off of the turneffe atoll.

  • Planetary Health and shifting ecologies of nutrition in Coastal Belize by Amy Moran Thomas, 17min.

  • Becoming Creole Nature and Race in Belize by Meliissa Johnson, 18min. In this presentation, I will provide an overview of my book, Becoming Creole: Nature and Race in Belize, published in 2018 by Rutgers University Press. The book makes four basic arguments. First, people become who they are in relationship with the more than human world in which they live. Second, these becomings are always already entangled in processes of racialization.

  • Buceando en Belize - Cayo Ambergris, 5min. Cinco días de buceo en Cayo Ambergris-Belize Un día en el Blue Hole de Belize

  • Candlelight vigil ending today’s launch of 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence, 1.5min.