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San Pedro Lions Club hosts another fun children’s Christmas Bazaar
Hundreds of island children enjoyed the annual Christmas Bazaar held by the San Pedro Lions Club on Sunday, December 22nd.
The special occasion was highlighted by the presence of Santa Claus, who distributed presents and goodies, posing happily with the children for memorable pictures.
The Bazaar started as Santa parked his sled next to the Lions Den and strolled inside greeting everyone before taking his place on stage. With a mountain of presents behind him, Santa began distributing them one by one to each child as their name was called. This year, it seemed that many of the kids were not shy, as they were happy to pose with the big bearded man dressed in red.
2019 registers a decrease in murders on Ambergris Caye
A total of seven murders were recorded on Ambergris Caye as of press time for the year 2019, while three individuals remain missing. This figure reflects a decrease of 42% for the island murder count when compared to the 12 cases registered in 2018. The missing persons are 27-year-old Silverio Cal, 26-year-old Melvin Montesino, and 32-year-old Marvin Antonio Mendoza. In Caye Caulker Village, the island only registered on murder for 2019. The incident involved 28-year-old Jayme Marin stabbing his cousin 17-year-old Isaac Isiah Marin to death while injuring 25-year-old Carlos Marin on Tuesday, October 22nd. Jayme Marin was charged with the crime of Murder, Attempt Murder, Use of Deadly Means of Harm and Grievous Harm. He was remanded to the Belize Central Prison until his next court trial on January 8, 2020.
Minister Heredia says fluctuations in tourism will not affect overall arrivals for 2019
The report on tourism arrivals for the first half of 2019 showed an overall increase, compared to the same period in 2018, but the following months showed numbers fluctuating. Minister of Tourism and Civil Aviation Honourable Manuel Heredia believes this should not affect the overall arrival numbers at the end of the year. He indicated that 2019 will close with an increase in tourism compared to 2018.
Belize Represented at IAEA Project Coordination Meeting
In coordination with International Atomic Energy (IAEA), Belize is attending the First Project Coordination Meeting for Improving Regional Testing Capabilities and Monitoring Programmes for Residues/Contaminants in Foods Using Nuclear/Isotopic and Complementary Techniques from December 16-21, 2019.
The regional project is expected to improve food safety in Belize for the protection of the domestic market and public health. This will be done through the strengthening of national capacities for risk assessment and increased monitoring programmes for pesticides residues and contaminants in priority commodities.
Christmas Message from Andre Perez, PUP Standard Bearer for Belize Rural South
The 2019 Christmas Holidays are here and the year 2020 is just around the corner.
Hello, I am Andre Perez your PUP Standard Bearer for Belize Rural South.
This is the season to be happy with family and friends around. But it is a time to reflect on what 2019 has been and what can be done for the New Year.
This past year has been a difficult one, particularly seeing an unusual slow tourist season that has not been seen in years.
LIV Summit Of The Heads Of State And Government Of The Central American Integration System (SICA)
The representatives of the heads of state and government of Central American countries assembled in San Salvador, El Salvador for the LIV Summit of the Heads of State and Government of the Central American Integration System (SICA).
Under the Presidency of El Salvador, the representatives of the heads of state and government discussed the progress made under the region’s integration agenda on areas including migration, sustainable development, regional security, social and economic development, and climate change.
Various Belizean Sources
2019 Holy Cross Fundraising Appeal
No-one likes asking for money, but the truth is we cannot teach the children of San Mateo without your help.
We need money to cover utilities - water to flush toilets and wash dishes. Electricity in classrooms for lights and fan cooling and air conditioning in our library and computer lab to combat humidity and dust. We need salaries for support staff, to repair classrooms, to offer a library and computer class, for maintenance and office support.
If you donate now, before the end of the year, your donation will be matched dollar for dollar!
San Pedro Town Council Holiday Hours
Check out our Opening Hours for the rest of the year!
ATLANTIC BANK - CAYE CAULKER BRANCH HOURS FOR THE HOLIDAYS
DECEMBER 24TH - 8AM TO 1PM - Reopening on December 27th with normal hours.
DECEMBER 31ST - 8AM TO 1PM - Reopening on January 2nd with normal hours.
Belize Literary Prize 2019-20
The Belize Book Industry Association (BBIA) announces the
Belize Literary Prize 2019-20. 1. Criteria
• Original, non-published work of a novelette
• Open to Belizean nationals in country or residing abroad, 18 years or older who have not won a BBIA prize in fiction
Length: 7,500 words to 17,000 words submitted in the following specifications:
• One inch margins on all sides
International Hip Ball Game Tournament
Today crowds gathered at the Orange Walk Town Central Park for the official Opening Ceremony for the launch of the International Hip Ball Game Tournament that will take place at the Orange Walk Town Multi Complex today December 21st 2019 at 1:00 p.m.
It is the first time that Belize is hosting this international tournament, and we are proud that they chose Northern Belize. The teams participating today include Belize, USA and Mexico.
Toys on Caye Caulker!
Christmas cheer is yet roaming around the island as a combined donation between the Honourable Manuel Heredia Jr and an anonymous donor from the U.S has brought these amazing toys for the children.
Members of the council as well as the ChairLady are working feverishly to have these toys wrapped and ready to be given out TOMORROW upstairs at the community centre beginning at 5:00PM.
Children between the ages of 1-12 are welcome and they will be able to take pictures with santa as well as infront of the decorations which were also an effort by the village council.
BEL Holiday Hours
BEL Offices will be opened 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on December 24 and 31, 2019. Customer Care at the Corporate Headquarters located at 2 ½ Miles Philip Goldson Highway will be open from 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on both days.
OCEANA December E-Newsletter
2019 has been a busy year for us at Oceana, here’s a recap of what we’ve been up to over the last few months of the year. We hope you enjoy our latest newsletter and that it inspires you to join us on some of our upcoming initiatives!
The Ministry of Housing and Urban Development Launches Municipal Building Units Awareness Workshop Series
The Ministry of Housing and Urban Development through its Building Sector Reform Project, and in partnership with the Economic Development Council, the Ministry of Local Government, the Central Building Authority and the City and Town Councils across Belize, launched a two-week Municipal Building Units Awareness Workshop Series.
The workshops kicked off in Dangriga Town on December 2 and concluded in the twin towns of San Ignacio and Santa Elena on December 12. The objective of this nation-wide workshop series was to raise awareness of the Building Units now housed within each municipality in an effort to improve speed, efficiency, and service delivery when applying for building permits.
Belize promotional items given to Victor Casanova
Choreographer, and Director of the Ultimate Sapphire Dance Company who was invited to participate in Carnival Calabar 2019 Nigeria. The Calabar Carnival is a yearly event that takes place from December 1st to the 30th.
Crossing the Line!: Contrabandists Shot Soldier and Cop
The contraband trade gets crazy at Christmas - and, in the north. it's a way of life. For customs, police and the BDF that means extra patrols and added danger - because, for the smugglers, those contraband cargoes are highly valuable. And last night, things escalated to a dangerous new level when smugglers shot two lawmen who had earlier seized two canoes loaded with contraband.
A BDF soldier and a policeman were on the Santa Cruz, Belize side of the river when they were shot by unknown persons across the Rio Hondo in Botes, Mexico.
Assistant Commissioner of Police and Head Of National Crimes Investigation Joseph Myette told us more this morning in Belmopan:
Teacher Killed In His Home Outside PG
Police investigators in Punta Gorda are investigating the violent and puzzling murder of Anthony Brown Jr., a retired educator who was living near the Elridgeville Community in the Toledo District.
Police haven't released any official information on the case as yet, but multiple reports say that his body was discovered this morning inside his home. First responders allegedly found him in a crouching position in the living room area of the house. His hands and feet were tied and it appears that he was stabbed to his neck and upper body.
A Machete Murder At Dump
That is one of two murders to report in the Toledo District tonight. In the other...
A 25 year old man was beaten and killed early on Saturday morning in the Dump area outside Punta Gorda. At 2:00 AM, Macario Ical's body was found mutilated and in a pool of blood for all to see, under a bus shed. This morning police told us that they re seeking three suspects:
ACP Joseph Myvett, Head, National Crimes Investigation Branch:
"Saturday last sometime around one a.m., Punta Gorda police responded to an information of an apparent burglary in the area of the PG San Antonio Road known as Dump area where under a bus shed, police observed the body of a male person, later identified as Macario Ical..."
Freetown Voters Claims OJ Chanced Her; Sister Says She's Wrong
Tonight, OJ Elrington, the UDP standard-bearer for the Freetown Division in Belize City is at the center of a land dispute with one of his would-be constituents. She is claiming that he is trying to use his influence as a politician to block her dream of becoming a first-time homeowner.
Crystal Gillett Michael, who works as a healthcare professional, says she over the course of the last few months, she's been building her home on a property in the Belama Phase 4 area of Belize City. She says that in September of last year, she managed to get her finances in order to build her house, after going to the Lands Department to apply for a lease.
Senator Hulse Speaks As Caring Grandfather In House
A Senate meeting was held today in Belmopan - the first time in memory that the Senate has met two days before Christmas. And while it was all business - which we'll tell you about later - things took a turn towards the personal at the end, when the Leader of Government Business, Godwin Hulse, rose to speak on the adjournment.
As you know, Hulse's adult son, Kenzel was recently charged for harm in a domestic dispute with the mother of his child.
That raised a firestorm of commentary on Facebook - and in the middle of all that mess, is where Jumoke Castro - adult son of Minister Edmond Castro - chose to make the vile post threatening Shasta Wade with gang rape.
Cops Saved Dorian From An almost Certain Death
23-year-old Dorian August is lucky to be alive tonight after the cops rescued him from an abduction, 5 against one beatdown, and certain death. It happened behind Tapir & Bar Deck Hotel off the George Price Highway. The beatdown was in process when police came upon the scene and it is alleged that the five had prepared a hole for August to be buried in. Senior Superintendent Hilberto Romero told us more:
Sr. Superintendent Hilberto Romero, Deputy Head, NCIB:
"On Saturday the 21st day of December 2019 around 10:00 pm police responded to a report that a male person was being beaten at around mile 3 and a half on the George Price highway...."
Robbers Hold Up Visitors On North Ambergris
They went to fish on the north end of Ambergris Caye, but what a family of American vacationers got was a terrifying encounter with four masked robbers. It happened 12.5 miles north of the town, and this morning Sr. Superintendent Romero told us that two sets of visitors were robbed on the north end. Additional personnel have been deployed to the area.
Sr. Superintendent Hilberto Romero, Deputy Head, NCIB:
"On Friday the 20th day of December 2019 around 10:00 am there were two robberies north of San Pedro town, about 13 miles up the coast where two tourists that were with other persons were on golf carts..."
Insurance For Depositors Debated
On Friday, we told you about the package of legislation that the government had to rush through the house. It's all related to the offshore banking sector - and the laws have to be changed to be brought in line with European Union requirements before the new year.
In the house, both the ruling UDP and the opposition PUP supported it, and it was the same in the Senate.
But, one less high profile piece of legislation did draw some debate. That's the Deposit Insurance Bill which will create a Deposit Insurance Corporation and fund for the protections of insured deposits up to twenty thousand dollars.
GOB Says Let Court Decide on Redistricitng
Outside the Senate we spoke to the Attorney General about a few matters including the constitutional challenge by the Belize Peace Movement and the smaller political parties.
They say that the voter re-registration process which was completed several months ago has clearly demonstrated that the 31 electoral divisions are not nearly equal in size, as the Belize Constitution legally requires them to be.
Chamber Says UNCAC Implementation Losing Momentum
We'll come back to our interview with Peyrefitte shortly, but, first, to his boss, the Prime Minister. On Friday, we asked him about a letter which the Chamber sent to him on December thirteenth complaining about the lag in progress with implementing the United National Convention Against Corruption, known as UNCAC.
He said the only letter he knew about was one to Attorney General Peyrefitte:
AG Says Chamber Complains Seasonally, Chronically
So, since the Prime Minister apparently had not seen the letter which the Chamber sent to him, what does his point man, the Attorney General have to say about it? Well, a whole lot - including his assessment that the Chamber likes to whine on a seasonal basis:
PM Has No Problem Opening Up Coastal Road Contract
And, similarly, the Prime Minister and his attorney General hit slightly different notes when it came to the contract for the construction of the Coastal Road that the Chamber is requesting.
As we told you the 36 mile road will cost 132 million dollars and be completed in six months.
It was awarded to the joint venture firm of Imer Hernandez Development Co. Ltd. and a Mexican company, Construcciones y Carreteras.
AG Says Chamber Must Ask Properly For Contract
And, hitting a much more combative note, the Attorney General said they will get the contract, but they have to ask first:
Why AG Always Adversarial With Chamber?
As you heard, Peyrefitte was kind of mocking the Chamber, and we asked if it is a UDP position to always take a confrontational and not conciliatory approach with civil society and social partners:...
Deputy Mayor's Stolen Truck Found in Guatemala
On December 6th we told you about the pick-up truck stolen from deputy mayor of Benque Viejo Alvaro Gongora in the remote areas of the Hydro Road.
It was last seen racing across into Arenal, Guatemala. Well, the news tonight is that the vehicle has been discovered.
Alleged Home Invader To Court
Tonight, 22-year-old Steven Mejia, a construction worker from Antelope Street Extension, is out on bail tonight after being taken to court for allegedly breaking into a family's home and threatening hurt her.
The incident allegedly occurred on Thursday, December 12, at the Belize City home of Sherilyn Segura. She says that while she, her common-law husband, and her children were in their living room, Mejia barged into their home uninvited, and threatened her with bodily harm.
Orellana Crushed In Bizarre Accident
A man was crushed to death at a construction site in Georgeville when he was crushed between two pieces of heavy equipment. It's a bizarre accident that happened in a construction yard belonging to famed contractor Imer Hernandez.
Assistant Commissioner Joseph Myvette gave us the details as police know it.
ACP Joseph Myvett:
"On Friday last sometime around 9:30 pm Police were called to a construction garage just outside of Georgville Village on the George Price Highway which is between mile 60 and 61..."
A Weekend Outing Ends in Bloodshed
A night out partying turned vicious this weekend. Police told us how 33-year-old Habias Tush ended up in the Southern Regional Hospital with machete inflicted chop wounds.
Chester The Enabler of Entitlement?
We turn back now to our interview on Friday with the Police Commissioner. We asked him about the case with Kenzel Hulse and why police decided not to charge the young man for a firearm offence after he was accused of assaulting the mother of his child with a weapon.
Williams explained that there simply was not enough evidence. But we went further and asked him - if by the actions and inactions of his department - if he hasn't enabled Edmond Castro's sons.
Sergeant Awarded For Competence, Not Bravery
We also asked Commissioner Williams about Holly Vasquez. He's the police Sergeant who was the lead investigator in the Mason trial. The evidence he marshaled led to the conviction in the case of the decade.
And, on Friday, in an award ceremony for bravery, he was awarded for competence.
Burglars Fail to Get Into Building, Jack Security
And, going back crime news, there was an attempted robbery at the Belize District Education Centre in the wee hours of Saturday morning. The security guard on the premises was held up for the keys with a knife but when the thieves failed to access the building they consoled themselves with $150.00 from his pocket. Sr. Superintendent Hilberto Romero gave us more details.
Sr. Superintendent Hilberto Romero:
"Denzel Halliday security guard reported that about 3 am on Saturday. The 21st of December 2019 he was approached by three male persons who asked for some keys and attempted to enter into the building he was guarding. They could not enter the building and he was robbed of $150.00 cash. Thereafter the male persons made their escape and they also stole some lengths of steel that were in the compound the time."
Tough Talk on LPG
Food is a big part of the Christmas holiday, and if you're been stocking up butane to cook your family's meals, you may have noticed an extreme disparity in prices you're paying for your butane or LPG from one company to the next. That's because there has been a quiet commercial war being the local Belizean distributors and the 3 mega butane companies from Central America that are owned by own by 3 brothers from one Mexican family.
The best information on the industry suggests that ever since the government passed the National Liquified Petroleum Gas Project Law, the 3 big companies have been trying to re-establish their dominance on the LPG market. They used to control the importation of LPG, but with the Barrow Administration's change, starting next year, that's going to change.
Jalacte Resident Murdered near the Dump Site Area
Two murders were recorded in less than seventy-two hours in Toledo District. On Saturday morning, as Punta Gorda Police responded to a call of a burglary near the dump site [...]
Retired Teacher is Murdered in Eldridgeville
This afternoon, reports surfaced of yet another murder in the southernmost district of Toledo; this time, in Eldridgeville. Information to our newsroom is that police visited a house in that [...]
William Orellana is Crushed in a Freak Accident
There was also loss of life in the west over the weekend. In a freak accident, around nine-thirty p.m. on Friday, police were called to a work site just outside [...]
4 Men & a Minor are Arraigned for the Attempted Murder of Dorian August
Four men and a minor will be spending Christmas behind bars after they were arraigned late this afternoon for attempted murder. Delroy Flowers, Bernard Lynch, Oliver Solis, Clive Stanford and [...]
A Disturbing Report of the Rape of a Minor by a Taxi Driver
A most disturbing report of the rape of a minor was made over the weekend in Belize City. The sixteen-year-old girl says she was beaten and raped by a taxi [...]
A Bill for an Act to Amend the International Banking Act
The upper house met this morning in a final session for 2019, to vote on the passage of legislation having to do with a slew of motions, including international banking. [...]
A New Insurance Fund for Depositors is on the Horizon
The establishment of a Deposit Insurance Corporation, as well as a Deposit Insurance Fund, was also brought before parliament for second reading. The purpose of that piece of legislation is [...]
“Borrowers Should Keep an Eye on Interest Rates” – Dr. Zab
The issue of its effect, if any, on existing domestic interest rates was also raised by the opposition. Senator, Doctor Louis Zabaneh referred to interest rates from a decade ago [...]
Rear Admiral John Borland Eyed for Chief of Defense Staff
Since retiring from the Belize Coast Guard a few weeks ago, Rear Admiral John Borland has not returned to private life. In fact, he is preparing for a new post [...]
Chief of Defense Staff to Serve at PM Barrow’s Pleasure
In his capacity as Chief of Defense Staff, Rear Admiral Borland will serve at the satisfaction of Prime Minister Barrow, but he will not have a working mandate to oversee [...]
Godwin Hulse Addresses Gender-based Violence in Senate
Senator Godwin Hulse, whose son was arrested and charged last week for an alleged domestic violence offense, addressed the upper chamber on adjournment today. He spoke of the incident involving [...]
Law Enforcement Personnel Come under Gunfire by Alleged Contrabandistas
A police constable and a B.D.F. corporal were shot by suspected contrabandistas on the Rio Hondo River in Santa Cruz Village, Orange Walk District. Around eight-thirty p.m. on December twenty-second, [...]
U.S. Tourists are Targeted by Armed Robbers in North End of San Pedro
Two groups of U.S. nationals were robbed on the north end of San Pedro on Friday morning. Visitor Paul Maurl reported that around ten a.m., he and his family left [...]
A Security Guard is Mugged at his Worksite
In Belize City, security guard Denzel Halliday was also robbed of over a hundred and fifty dollars while on duty at the Belize District Education Centre on Mahogany Street Extension. [...]
What’s Up With UNCAC?
The ratification of the United Nations Convention Against Corruption by Belize in 2016 was commemorated earlier this month, amid criticism that government hasn’t done much by moving the process forward. [...]
Sean Arnold Pleads Guilty to Possession of a Controlled Drug
Sean Arnold, who recently became a father, will have to find money for more than just pampers after pleading guilty to possession of a controlled drug. Today, before Chief Magistrate [...]
Steven Mejia on Bail for Burglary
Also in court was Steven Mejia. He recently pleaded guilty to being a member of a gang, but today he was hauled before Chief Magistrate Sharon Fraser for a charge [...]
The Spirit of Christmas with B.E.L.
Throughout the year, Belize Electricity Limited contributes to several initiatives in which employees volunteer to assist schools, churches, and other organizations across the country. During the month of December, a [...]
The Weekend in Sports
Good evening, I’m James Adderly and this is Sports Monday. [Highlights of the weekend sporting activities....]
Retired Teacher Found Dead In His Home: Eldridgeville, Toledo
The latest murder victim, whose body was discovered today in his home in Eldridgeville in the Toledo District today, has been identified as retired educator Anthony Brown Jr.
Breaking Belize News
Godwin Hulse pleads for understanding after Kenzle Hulse saga and denounces gender-based violence
A chastened Senator Godwin Hulse rose at the end of today’s Senate meeting to correct […]
Cayo residents clamor for upgrade to San Ignacio Hospital access road
With extensive infrastructural works ongoing on roads and highways across the country, the people of […]
Man accused of burglary for charging into family home
Steven Mejia, 22, a construction worker of Antelope Street Extension, was charged with burglary with […]
P.M. on handcuffing gas companies: We did the right thing
As the price war over liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) continues, Prime Minister Dean Barrow issued […]
Support a young cancer warrior’s fight for survival
Cancer cases are difficult for the patient and their families. These situations are all the […]
Vehicle belonging to Heritage Bank burned
Sometime around 2:00 a.m. on Sunday police were called to a fire on Vernon Street […]
Underage girl raped by cab driver
A female minor was raped by a taxi man over the weekend. The minor told […]
Quintet charged with attempted murder and robbery
This past Saturday, Dorian August narrowly avoided death after being kidnapped, robbed and stabbed on […]
Three men sought for the murder of Macario Ical
Three men are currently being sought for murder in Punta Gorda, Toledo. Shortly after 1:00 a.m., […]
Four men wanted for robbing tourists in San Pedro
At around 10 a.m. on Friday there was a robbery north of San Pedro town, 13 […]
Man found dead inside home in Toledo
Reports to BBN is that a man was found dead inside a home on New […]
Society of St. Vincent De Paul gives out food hampers to the needy
The St. Ignatius Parish Conference of the Society of St. Vincent De Paul (SSVP) shared […]
Do we need deposit insurance?
The Deposit Insurance Bill, 2019, survived second reading in the House of Representatives despite a […]
PM touts transparency: UNCAC on the move, Coastal Road contract handed over
The Belize Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI), along with the National Trade Union Congress […]
National Assembly considers “black list” tax legislation
The House of Representatives passed on Friday, and the Senate considers today, several bills to […]
Prime Minister sticks with GOB plan on gill nets
Prime Minister Dean Barrow has said that if there is more money available to ensure […]
Prime Minister updates timeline for election, retirement
2020 will be the last year of Prime Minister Dean Barrow’s tenure in Government, but […]
DIGI/BECOL Basketball Tournament concluded with a bang on Friday night
Secretary SSBA The DIGI/BECOL Basketball Tournament bounced to an end on […]
Senate hosts final meeting of 2019
The Upper Chamber of the National Assembly will shortly meet this morning to consider multiple […]
Authorities increase security presence after shooting incident in Santa Cruz, Orange Walk
Authorities have increased the security presence at Santa Cruz Village after a shooting incident that left […]
Celebrating the colorful palette of Belizean Artists: Rony Jovel
One artist extraordinaire who humbly shares his talent is Rony Israel Jovel. Rony’s passion for the natural world often shares the canvas with the sharp yet voluptuous features of his abstract portraits, celebrating the brilliant colors of Belize’s most flamboyant birds, butterflies, and flora. Magically, they intertwine as one entity, a Purple Gallinule bird frames the face of a full-lipped maiden, flowers, and vines lace the profile of a floral goddess, a female face emerges from the core of a Scarlet Macaw and butterfly wings fan from the back of a woman’s neck. As crazy as it all sounds, Rony’s talent for mingling the mundane with the fantastic transforms naturally as if the combination of these unlikely subjects were destined to collide into perfect harmony.
Sorrel & Christmas
In America, the spiked drink of choice for Christmas is always eggnog – richly made, spice-seasoned, and cream-colored. However, in Belize and the wider Caribbean, Rum Popo is just the beginning. During the numerous house visits and festive occasions, you’re almost always bound to be offered a glass of ‘Sorrel Drink, but what exactly is it? The refreshingly sweet, warmly-spiced drink is served cold, getting its distinctively red hue from steeped petals of the tropical hibiscus plant, Sorrel (flor de Jamaica).
Meet the National Bird of Belize: The Keel-Billed Toucan
The keel-billed toucan is instantly recognizable for its huge orange, red and green beak. With its bright yellow face and blue legs, this friendly, colorful bird is a beloved local icon and the national bird of Belize.
In Belize, toucans are known as “bill birds.” Learn more about this fascinating fowl. You can see toucans all over Belize. Because they don’t migrate, they’re in the forests here year-round. Birders in Belize almost always spot keel-billed toucans here. You can also see them at the Belize Zoo and the many wildlife sanctuaries in Belize.
International organizations facing the Latin American crisis
There are numerous international organizations today that aim to integrate, facilitate trade and generally bring together countries throughout the Ibero-American region. The most promising among them for a long time was the Organization of American States (the OAS). However, this organization has proven unable to resolve some of the critical conflicts in the region, and has repeatedly shown a preference for Anglo-Saxon interests, such as during the Falklands War in 1982. There are, however, several new inter-Iberian organizations trying to accomplish this goal, including CELAC, UNASUR and PROSUR, which only formed this year.
Corozal 2019 Christmas Parade, 19min. Showers of Blessings greeted onlookers at the end of last night's Corozal 2019 Christmas Parade. Here is a short video snippet of our beautiful parade.
Gray Anglefish Belize, 38sec. Some graceful Gray Angelfish put on a nice little ballet for me.
Dive site; Black Beauty, Turneffe Atoll, Belize.
Kitesurfing in San Pedro - Belize with MJ Leslie, 2.5min. The best spot in the Caribbean for practicing Kitesurfing.
Belize with Zotter Chocolate, 2.5min. Julia Zotter and I explore Belize with Emily Stone of Uncommon Cacao to get an in-depth look at one of the worlds top cacao growing regions.
Special Sitting of The Senate 1, 2.5hr.
Special Sitting of The Senate 2, 25min.
Book Launch - encouraging critical thinking skills in today's classroom, 21min. Delmer Tzib is an Educator and Author who has released a new book on encouraging critical thinking skills in today's classroom. The eConscious book is a published record of consciousness building actions in the classroom. We invited him to talk with us about how teaching methodology needs to change to impact today's students.
Creative Shifts, 32min. Ronelli Requena of Creative Shifts helped us learn some new skills to wrap presents with a flare. She shared some easy tricks you can try at home to make your gift stand out. She used recyclable materials and wrapping and brown paper to achieve the unique looks.
The Belize Police Department the accomplishments and challenges of 2019, 37min. The Belize Police Department representatives were our guests to talk about the accomplishments and challenges of 2019. Commissioner of Police, Chester Williams, explained that there are measures underway to improve their capacity to protect citizens. These include increasing the staff compliment with new recruits and incorporating face recognition technology in the city's infrastructure. Our guests also shared tips on how to stay safe for the Christmas season.
Chester W. Williams - Commissioner of Police
Alden Dawson - Asst. Commissioner of Police (Regional Commander of Eastern Division)
Caye Caulker Children Receiving Toys & Presents from Sants, 27min.
Parents and children at the Caye Caulker Community Centre receiving toys and presents from Santa.
Belize Birthdays, Snorkeling and Jet Skies!!, 22min. This is the 2nd half of our recent San Pedro, Belize vacation where Danika gets to check out some Sea Turtles and Sharks and goes Parasailing and rides the Jet Ski!!!
Étape 15 : de Palenque à la frontière du Belize, 8.5min. Dans cette vidéo on reprend enfin le vélo à travers le Guatemala.
Belize - Great Blue Hole Flyout, 5min.
BOYFRIEND DREAM SURPRISE VACATION ( BELIZE AND SAN PEDRO), 16min.
Belize Airport to Hopkins Flight, 12min. Flight from Belize Airport to the close airport near Hopkins, Belize.
Ambergris Caye Belize, 12min. Belize, Ambergris Caye, San Pedro town Tradewinds Paradise Villas November 2019, snorkeling to Hol Chan marine reserve, shark ray alley, and a visit to Caye Caulker, Manatee close encounter, night timelapse, and Belize sunsets.
So we went birding and Roni and Emily and Roni says let’s go down this road! And I ask what road?, 1min.