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Belize Suicide Statistics
Mental health is estimated to become the leading cause of disability as we move into a new decade and by next year, 1 in 5 persons would be suffering from some form of mental illness. As we approach the end of year celebrations, look out for your loved ones, as some forms of mental illness tend to be accentuated during these times. As the graph depicts, suicide remains a growing for us as we move into the new year. Mental health is everybody's business!

Caye Caulker Belize Tourism Industry Association demonstration
The general public is herby invited to attend a peaceful demonstration today January 2nd 2020. Concerning the utility crisis on the island of caye caulker starting from the Central Park/Basketball Court at 1:00pm on Avenida Hicaco. Thank you, let’s unite to voice our concerns.

Caye Caulker generator catches fire
The situation at the Belize Electricity Limited plant on Caye Caulker at around 4:00 am on January 1, 2020 was fraught with fright as one of the four generators caught on fire. Reports are that there were no fire extinguishers on the compound and assistance had to be sought from the neighbors.

BEL: “Power should return to southern Caye Caulker by Thursday morning”
We sincerely regret the hardship that residents and businesses are experiencing due to the power outages in Caye Caulker. Our teams are working persistently to rectify this unfortunate situation at the earliest possible time.

Power restored on Caye Caulker
Power supply restored to all customers in Caye Caulker at 2:34 a.m. on Tuesday, January 2 following repairs to one of the generation units that supplies electricity to the island.

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Police officer chopped in Belmopan
There are reports of a chopping inciden in the City of Belmopan. A police officer received chop wounds and was rushed to the Western Regional for treatment.

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MISSING PERSON
Police are asking for the public's assistance in locating Punta Gorda resident 16-year-old Edica Pop. Pop was reported missing on Wednesday, January 1, and was last seen on Tuesday, December 31. She reportedly left her house to go to work and never returned. She is about 5 feet 3 inches in height; has long black hair and was last seen wearing a black T-shirt, long blue jeans pants and black tennis shoes. If see kindly call 911 or 922.

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“Power should return to southern Caye Caulker by tomorrow morning,” says BEL
Belize Electricity Limited (BEL) issued an update this evening on the current power outage crisis in […]

Million-dollar jackpot payout for Brads Gaming Company after Sunday stunner
Brad’s Gaming Company says it has had to pay out millions – how many, it has […]

PG teen goes missing on New Year’s Eve
The public is asked to be on the lookout for Edica Pop, 16. At around […]

Police officer injured in chopping incident
A police officer was wounded today in a chopping that happened in the Maya Mopan […]

First traffic accident of 2020 reported out west
Hours into the new year, our newsroom has learned of a traffic accident near the […]

Before Moving to Belize, You Need to Read This
Belize continues to be a popular destination for retirees and expatriates. An estimated 30,000 people […]

Hildebrandt Codd, 32, charged for murder
Hildebrandt Codd, 32, has been charged with murder. Police believe he killed Densmore Bowman. Readers will […]

Bullet Tree man charged for chopping three men
Ryan Hob, 28, has been charged with grievous harm and wounding. That is because on […]

Police Commissioner looks back with pride and forward with purpose in New Year’s message
Major crimes and murders were down in 2019 and closer collaboration with the public in 2020 […]

KREM hosts 30th New Year’s Cycling Classic
America has its college football, and England its association football, but in Belize the sporting year […]

Blogs

4 Ways to Start 2020 Plastic-Free
Breaking up with plastic is a great way to get 2020 started off right in just a few easy steps. Single-use plastic is everywhere. Bags, utensils, and straws are being used for a few seconds and then discarded. Annually, Belize reportedly imports around 200 million pieces of single-use plastic bags along with 52 million pieces of Styrofoam and plastic food containers (DOE).

Belize Public Holidays
When compared to other countries, Belize has a large amount of public holidays throughout the year. This is an exceptionally great thing for locals and tourists alike because this means vacation time! Or a mini-vacation at least. Belizeans look forward to public holidays for spending time with family, going to events/festivals, or traveling this beautiful jewel.

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Hey foodies...want to know some of best restaurants in Belize? Congrats to the restaurants who made Tripsavvy's Top 10 list of Restaurants in Belize! Belize is a small country with lots of flavor. Because the country is home to various cultures and ethnicities, visitors can sample multiple types of cuisines that take advantage of local ingredients. From Mestizo and Mayan to Garifuna and Kriol, Belizean food is diverse—and tasty. Typical dishes include fry jacks (a type of fried bread), rice and beans made with coconut milk, curry chicken, hudut (a Garifuna stew served with fish), and various seafood dishes that make use of the country’s access to seafood like conch, lobster, and other fish. Luckily, foodie travelers can sample many of these dishes in Belize’s restaurants. To make sure you only sample the best, here are our top restaurants in Belize.

Videos

  • Caye Caulker power situation, min. On New Years, parts of Caye Caulker remains without power amidst a water supply shortage that has been affecting the island since December 24th, 2019. A demonstration is being planned for tomorrow by the various stakeholders including the local chapter of the Belize Tourism Industry Association (BTIA). The protest is planned for Thursday January 2nd at 1PM starting at Central Park.

  • BEL on Caye Caulker, 14min. Belize Electricity Limited continues to make excuses for their terrible service, the negligent maintenance of the power generators on Caye Caulker, and their shoddy management of the Caye Caulker power generating plant.

  • Tour of Belize - Belize Party Bus, 7min. Terry G becomes a Tourist for a day and takes a wild ride around Belize City on our Party Bus to soak up the thrill, rum and fun on this one of a kind experience!

  • Altun Ha & Olde River (Belize), 15min.

  • Belize Travelcast - From Michigan to Belize with Love!, 40min. Host Javier Gutierrez of The Belize Travelcast welcomes Jim Scott for a discussion about his journey to Belize from Michigan, USA and what made him stay in Belize all these years. Jim recounts his time in Belize City and how he assimilated into the culture of Belize and fell in love with the people. They discuss his love of nature and his experiences as a scuba diver, fly fisherman, avid hiker, and a professional in the Belize tourism industry. Jim is an advocate for hospitality training in Belize and together with Lorena Zaldana they own and operate Hospitality Training Services Belize which offers hospitality training and certification in Belize and around the world. They are also the proprietors of the 501Hub, a new restaurant in Belize City which also serves as a training hub for restaurant staff.

  • Backpacking in Belize: A Brazilian quit Law School and now Travels the World, 50min. In this episode we welcome Mayke Moraes as he travels through San Ignacio Belize. Mayke is a backpacker and leads what he calls a detached and minimalist lifestyle. With his backpack on his back, he visits places and revisits dreams that were born when he decided to leave his comfort zone in Brazil to build memories instead of material riches. Mayke is an accomplished author and social media influencer. Belize is the 70th country he has visited toward his goal of 100 countries. Listen to his story and hear why he plans to come back to Belize again.

  • Belize Birds of Prey. Sarah and the Orange Breasted Falcon, 20min. In this episode of the Belize Travelcast, we welcome Sarah Mann from the Belize Raptor Center. Sarah talks about her love for birds of prey and her journey to Belize first as a student volunteer and now as the director of the Belize Raptor Center. Sarah points out the Orange Breasted Falcon as the bird that convinced her that Belize was where she wanted to live. Hear the story of how she got her first lifer in Belize as soon as she landed at the airport. In this episode, Sarah also talks about the importance of having a care and rehabilitation center for birds in Belize and some of the educational outreach that she and her team does. This is part 1 of a 2-part series with the Belize Raptor Center.

  • How a Lesson’s Motmot inspired a young Belizean from Toledo to love Birds, 17min. In part two of our interview with the team from the Belize Raptor Center, we welcome lead bird trainer Maricia Mas, a native Belizean hailing from the Toledo district of Belize. Maricia talks about how her love for nature and the environment was nurtured from a young age by her parents growing up in southern Belize. She tells us that the Lesson’s motmot was the bird that made her fall in love with birding. Maricia is now the first certified female bird trainer in Belize and continues to inspire younger generations of birders through her educational outreach activities. Maricia was recently recognized as Belize’s Wonder Woman by the US Embassy of Belize, a well deserved recognition for her hard work and dedication of preserving Belize’s birds and environment.

  • Enhancing the Belize Visitor Experience through Training, 33min. Host of the Belize Travelcast, Javier Gutierrez, sits down for an extended interview with Jim Scott, proprietor of Hospitality Training Services Belize and the 501 Hub Belize. They talk about the array of new branded resorts and hotel developments in Belize including Hyatt, Wyndham, Hilton, Marriott, Four Seasons, and others. Jim is a stalwart of the Belize Tourism Industry through his many years of experience since he arrived in Belize in 1987 and made it his home. As Belize’s tourism industry continues to grow, so does the need for heightened standards of service in Belize. Travelers demand a certain level of service, and Jim and his partner Lorena are at the forefront of brining internationally recognized certifications and training to Belize. Together with organizations such as the Belize Tourism Board, Belize Hotel Association, and the Belize Tourism Industry Association, Belize’s tourism product continues to be improved through upliftment of the most important resource of Belize….its people.

  • Belize 2019 Our Adventure on Coco Plum Island- A Photo Recap, 19min. We took hundreds of Pictures while on Coco Plum Island...this is some of the best ones that help to tell the story of our vacation ! Enjoy !

  • Healthy People, Beautiful Life: Maya Healers of Belize, 47min. This is a participatory ethnographic film that about the work of a group of Q'eqchi' Maya healers in southern Belize. It demonstrates and discusses principles and practices in their medicine, and the threats they face in ensuring its continuity.

  • 2020 Krem Radio 29th Annual New Year's Cycling Classic, 5min. Krem Radio Annual New Year's Cycling Classic started in 1992 and has become a New Year's Day tradition in Belize. Happening every 1st of January, this race marks the very first cycling race on the cycling calendar in Belize.

  • San Pedro Belize, 6min. Jerry Lee and I spent a week in Belize January 2019!

  • San Pedro NYEve Fireworks, .5min.