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Ambergris Today

Letter To The Editor: My Take On The Caye Caulker Crisis
To The Reader, Firstly, I would like to establish that the observations and opinions presented in this letter are strictly personal and do not in any way represent any position or conclusions by the Caye Caulker Business Association (CCBA), an organization for which I am the interim [president. I am moved to write this letter after witnessing the incredible ironies that unfolded at the press conference last Friday the 3rd. of January, with a panel of representatives from Belize Electricity Lt. (BEL), Belize Water Services Ltd. (BWSL), the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) and Hon. Minister Manuel Heredia. The press conference was largely a public relations pacification session chocked full of promises and fancy sidesteps to try and explain away why the people of Caye Caulker has been suffering from a grossly unacceptable level of performance by both utility companies for some time now.

Secrets To Life: Trust In God
- By Seleni Perez - It is true that at times we can be as stubborn as can be, and want things our way. But let's keep in mind that "blessed are those who trust in the Lord and have made the Lord their hope and confidence." (Jeremiah 17:7). Life may not always turn out the way we hoped for, and saying everything happens for a reason is rather cliche, and seldom gives us comfort. Many times we lose our peace of mind wondering how things will turn out and try to find so many worldly solutions with our own strengths and knowledge, not allowing God to put His hands on our lives and purpose, and that is exactly the problem.

Various Belizean Sources

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COMPOL Monday morning Senior Command Officers Conference
This morning, 6 January 2020, six Pastors from Western & Southern Districts, visited the COMPOL's Monday morning Senior Command Officers Conference, Belmopan Police Headquarters; to pray & bless the Senior Officers with the word of God & spiritual anointment. Thanks to Pastor Richard Smith & all the Team of Pastors for supporting the B.P.D.

Year 2020 first police press briefing
COMPOL Chester Williams, along with A.C.P. Joseph Myvette & Sr. Supt. Hilberto Romero, holds the year 2020 first police press briefing at the Police Headquarters Belmopan. COMPOL expressed his condolence for the death of the young lady Samantha Conorquie who was murdered couple days into the new year. COMPOL, also shared some key areas that he & the B.P.D. will address in 2020, which are: deaths related to alcohol abuse, domestic & gang violence etc....

FCD New Executive Committee
The FCD Environmental Youth Group conducted its first formal Annual Meeting with the election of a new Executive Committee. FCD congratulates its new executive and thanks those that have served on the last period.

South Ambergris Caye Neighbourhood Watch
Happy New Year! Our monthly general meeting is upon us! If you are on the island this Wednesday, January 8th, please join us at Lone Star Grill and Cantina. Meeting starts at 7 pm. Come early for dinner!

Corozal Football Association Games
Corozal Football Association First Division pending games to be played on Thursday night, January 9th at the Calcutta Football Field at 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.

Corozal Football Association Standings
CFA First Division Amateur Table of Standing as of January 6th, 2020

Gift of Life clinics are coming up
Please help us share the word!!

BWS Press Release: Update of Caye Caulker Water Distribution System
Belize Water Services (BWS) has been made aware of incorrect reports in the media of “multi-day” water outages in Caye Caulker with statements such as “Caye Caulker has been without water for the last five days” and “the island has been without water for almost a week”. BWS hereby clarifies that Monday December 30, 2019 was the only day when the distribution system supply was interrupted for an extended period. The chronology of events is as follows: On Sunday, December 29, 2019, at about 11:00am, the Caye Caulker Reverse Osmosis Water Treatment Plant experienced a shut down due to a broken main drive shaft.

Classical Music is coming to San Pedro!
Great community event - concert on January 11th at Paradise Theater. The mission of the recently organized Belize Academy of the Performing Arts (BAPA) to create a high-caliber, professional national symphony in Belize to strengthen and expand music education throughout the country. BAPA’s creation was announced in April 2019 by Belize Governor-General Sir Colville Young and Attorney Joel Nagel, a resident of San Pedro Town and the chairman of Caye International Bank Ltd.

Channel 7

Teenaged Girl Is First Murder Victim of 2020
On Friday night, 16-year-old Samantha Conorquie stepped out of a house on Ordonez avenue and became the first person to be shot and killed in 2020. Samantha was talking on the phone when she was shot to the head. Initial reports were that the young woman may have been ambushed and targeted. Cherisse Halsall headed to Ordonez avenue this morning and attempted to learn more about the questions surrounding this merciless murder of a minor. Here is that story: This was the scene on Friday night after 16-year-old Samantha Conorquie - known as Big Love - was murdered as she stepped out of a house on Ordonez Avenue.

Supt Chi And Co. to Court in High Profile Trial
The high profile drug trial of Police Superintendent David Chi, and Constable Norman Anthony along with two alleged Mexican drug runners, Eli Figueroa Nunez and Azarias Manzano started just before the new year in the Orange Walk Magistrate's Court. All four were arrested in September of 2018 after a loaded drug plane was busted in Blue Creek. The men are charged for conspiring to land the drug plane - not drug trafficking, per se. Conspiring is a summary offense which is tried before a Senior Magistrate.

Shot By Cops, "Cat"ť Hopped Into the Courtroom
Albert "Cat" Reid hopped into Belize City Magistrate's court today. Hopping, because police shot him in the leg one week ago - when he allegedly threatened two cops with a machete. They were responding to a domestic dispute in Hattieville. Today, the 29 year old Reid appeared before Senior Magistrate Tricia Pitts Anderson and was read 6 charges: 2 counts of aggravated assault, 2 counts of threat of death, damage to property and using threatening words. He didn't waste the court's time: he pleaded guilty, and was fined, not confined. It was $800 for damage to property, $100 for using threatening words, $500 for each count of aggravated assault and $200 for each count of threat of death - a total of $2,300.

Patt Accused As Ray Ban Robber
A Corozal man went to Belize City Magistrate's Court today charged with stealing a whole lot of Ray Ban sunglasses. 40 year old Ismael Patt, 40, from Caledonia Village, was charged with the theft of 50 dozen Ray Ban sunglasses, valued at $50 each when he appeared today before Senior Magistrate Tricia Pitts Anderson. Patt is also alleged to have stolen 19 small bottles of panty ripper, one bottle of Gold rum and 4 hammocks - all to a total value of $30,626. Patt pleaded not guilty and was released on a bail of $6,000. His case was adjourned until February 27.

BEL Brings In Additional Generator To Caye C.
In last week's news before and after New Year's day, we took you to Caye Caulker. Business owners and tourism industry stakeholders were enraged by water and electricity failures during the peak of the holiday high season. These outages drove tourists away, because they've paid for a vacation in paradise, but instead, got hellish service from the utilities. On Friday, we showed you how the Tourism Ministry executives, as well as the bosses of the light and water companies, traveled to Caye Caulker to assure them that these outages are being urgently addressed.

Murder Rate Debate
2019 is over - and according to our figures, there were 138 murders, for a murder rate of 34 per hundred thousand inhabitants - which is lower than last year's 37 per hundred thousand, but will still probably work out to one of the top ten highest in the world. Today in Belmopan, a blustery Commissioner Chester Williams disputed our total, while conceding that whether there were 134 or 138 murders, police have to find a way to do better:

Major Crimes Down By 10%
And while murder is only down marginally, major crimes overall are down by 10%. Never too shy to clutch unto a well worn cliche, Williams says this year, the Department has 20/20 vision: Chester Williams - Commissioner of Police: "Our main objective is always to reduce crime. When we compare our stats to 2018, we have a reduction in crime of a little under 10%. For us, that is an achievement worth mentioning. Yes, we would have wanted it to be better..."

A Gang Intervention Officer
And a part of that vision is more effective gang interventions. Williams says an officer will be assigned to deal with that singular task: Chester Williams - Commissioner of Police: "We want to see us getting on board a conflict officer, or a gang intervention officer. If we can get that person on board to work with us - and we have already a person in mind - that person can then work between us and CYDP, to see how we can deal with different gang issues with a view to further take down the gang-related murders..."

Another Police Brutality Allegation
But, tonight, Compol Williams is getting no love on Caesar Ridge Road. That's where 22-year-old Giovanni Lambey was allegedly beaten by police today. He is reportedly in the hospital tonight after he was detained in what his family is calling an incident of police brutality. We spoke to Lambey's Uncle, Windell Carcamo, a bed-ridden diabetic who told us that he could only listen to his nephew's screams as police who had entered the yard under the guise of searching for ammunition pulled Lambey from the outhouse to beat him.

Charged For Traffic Fatality Three Years Later
Police are also reporting tonight that they're in the process of bringing criminal charges against an Orange Walk District resident who knocked down and killed 2 men on a motorcycle back in October 2016. He's 45-year-old Martin Ramos, a resident of San Felipe Village. Police reports were that on Friday, October 7th, 2016, he was driving his black Ford F-2000 pickup truck on the San Felipe Road in the August Pine Ridge area. He was heading to his home village when his vehicle slammed into a red Meilun motorcycle. That motorbike was being driven by 25-year-old Abraham Diaz, a resident of August Pine Ridge, and he had his fellow villager, 34-year-old Antonio Solis, as his passenger.

Cops Come to Eject Woman on Disputed Land
On December 23rd, we told you about the land dispute between UDP standard bearer for Freetown, OJ Elringotn and his would - be constituent, Crystal Gillett Michael. She's from a strong UDP family, but went "cross-way" with OJ over a piece of land. She's been building her home on a property in the Belama Phase 4 area of Belize City. According to Gillett, everything was going according to plan until she was recently contacted by Elrington who demanded that she stop construction. He says that she is using a piece of government land that is reserved for a community resource center.

A Turtle's Tale
A Sailboat captain found himself performing impromptu veterinary surgery on Friday when his crew rescued an approximately loggerhead turtle which was on the brink of suffocation. The turtle had swallowed a live pufferfish and was chocking on it. He fought off his surgery at first but eventually allowed for deflation and extraction of the troublesome puffer. We spoke to the Captain, Horace Bladon today about the act of kindness that will forever be imprinted in the minds and hearts of his guests and maybe even one loggerhead turtle.

COMPOL Says Status Quo For San Pedro Police Deployments
Going back now to Commissioner Chester Williams - we also asked him about the rumblings on San Pedro that police will be drawing down on the deployment of manpower in that island town. Police had beefed up their presence there after the murder of an American tourist in June of last year. That added presence has cooled the island down - and now townspeople are concerned about rumors that the additional resources may be moving on. Williams today said he'd have to be not in his right mind to do that:

Regulations on Rounds For 2020
Williams also spoke about the new regulations on ammunition that are going into effect this year. There will be a limit on the volume of ammunition that licensed gun owners will be able to buy annually: Chester Williams - Commissioner of Police: "While our research is showing that many of the guns that are used in the commission of crimes are coming across the border from Guatemala's side, the ammunition that is used is locally purchased ammunition..."

Police Got Busy on the Peninsula
And while the Commissioner was available for comment, we asked him for details about a series of police raids, which were carried out on the Placencia peninsula this weekend. Officers from the Anti-gang Taskforce, the Gang Suppression Unit, and the Special Patrol Unit descended on the villages of Seine Bight and Placencia to search the homes of several young men. That's after this group of men allegedly began threatening police officers from Placencia. Our reports indicate that as many as 9 men, between the ages of 19 and 46 years, were detained in this round-up. When we asked Williams about this incident, he had only a few brief details to share with us:

Weed Bust On GP Hwy.
Tonight, Cayo Police are preparing to arraign 3 Belizeans and a Salvadoran for what appears to be a marijuana smuggling operation. On last Friday afternoon, officers from Belmopan and Roaring Creek had a vehicle checkpoint set up in an area between miles 46 and 47 on the George Price Highway. At around 2:30 p.m., they stopped and searched a blue Toyota Corolla at the checkpoint. Walter Castillo was driving, and in the passenger seats were Victor Yaegue, Santos Castillo, Walter Castillo, and Salvadoran Adan Marroquin. The cops say that they spotted a black school bag on the floor of the vehicle between Marroquin's legs.

Christian, The Accused
ACP Myvette also discussed the escape charge that they have brought against the 28-year-old prison inmate Christian Neal. Just over a week ago, we told you how a pair of plainclothes police officers detained him in Benque Viejo Town. He escaped from the Belize Central Prison in May of Last year, and for 7 months, he eluded local law enforcement. Well according to police, he will be arraigned for escape, and he will be sent right back to prison:

Channel 5

Female Minor, 16, First Murder Victim of 2020
A female minor is the first murder victim for 2020.  She spent the holidays at a friend’s house in Belize City, but on Friday night, her life was cut short [...]

Teenager Escapes Grave Danger After Being Attacked Near Jane Usher Blvd.
Before noon today, another minor was targeted. Fortunately, the sixteen-year old student escaped the multiple shots that were let go in his direction at the house of his grandmother in [...]

Drug Case Against Former OW Police Commander, Police Officer and Mexicans Continues
The former head of the Orange Walk Police Formation, Superintendent David Chi, a police constable and two Mexican nationals arrived at the Orange Walk Magistrate Court today for trial.  There [...]

Still No Copy of Imer Hernandez’s Coastal Road Contract
On December fifth, the Belize Chamber of Commerce and Industry formally wrote the Government of Belize requesting a copy of the contract signed by Imer Hernandez for the Coastal Highway [...]

Fire Victim Elena Reina Still Hospitalized at the K.H.M.H.
Fire victim Elena Reina remains hospitalized at the K.H.M.H. in a critical, but stable condition. The thirty-three-year-old mother of three was sleeping inside a house on Flamboyant Street on January [...]

Police Makes Four-Pound Weed Bust at Checkpoint
Four men have been slapped with drug charges after they were busted with over four pounds of weed. According to police, around two-thirty in the afternoon of January third, police [...]

Man Charged Three Years Later for Double Fatal RTA
An Orange Walk man has been charged for a double fatal RTA that happened over three years ago. According to police, Martin Ramos was arrested and charged with two counts [...]

Young Men in Seine Bight Threaten the Cops!
Over the weekend, police detained a number of young men in Seine Bight village in the south.  According to Commissioner Chester Williams, the youths were threatening the cops who were [...]

Chief Education Officer Response to B.N.T.U.’s Discontent with Proposed Amendment to Education Act
Across the country today, a number of teachers at public schools wore their well-known green T-shirts in support of the Belize National Teachers Union. The union intended to send a [...]

Doctor Carol Babb Says No Breakdown in Dialogue with B.N.T.U.
The Chief Education Officer says that there has not been a breakdown in communication between the Ministry of Education and the Belize National Teachers Union. In fact, Doctor Carol Babb [...]

Escapee is Recaptured and Sent Back to Jail
Police say that Christian Neal, who escaped from the Kolbe Foundation eight months ago, has been recaptured. Neal was picked up on Thursday, January second sometime around two p.m. According [...]

ComPol Talks 2019 Crime Stats!
Earlier in the newscast we reported on the first murder of 2020. In the coming days, the Police Department will release the official stats with a full breakdown of the [...]

ComPol Says More to be Done to Tackle Gang-Related Crimes in 2020
Speaking to the media today, ComPol Williams says that there were also a growing number of domestic related deaths and they will be looking into increased collaboration to try to [...]

ComPol Says Alcohol was a Big Factor in 2019 Crimes
Commissioner Williams also spoke about alcohol and the factor it played in crime, particular murders. Williams says the department will be cracking down on the failure to adhere to alcohol [...]

Locally Sourced Generation Unit Supplying Caye Caulker
On Friday, B.E.L.’s Chief Executive Officer John Mencias, at a stakeholders meeting organized by the Belize Tourism Board, promised residents and proprietors on Caye Caulker that a locally sourced generation [...]

BWS to Address Growing Sewage Concerns on Caye Caulker
Belize Water Services, for its part, has also committed to erecting a pair of storage facilities on both ends of Caye Caulker. In addressing the growing concerns about sewage and [...]

ComPol Says Don’t Believe the Rumors!
Commissioner of Police Chester Williams says don’t believe the rumors you are hearing of a shake-up in the San Pedro Police formation. According to Williams, officer in charge, Christopher Noble, [...]

Pathlight International Adopts Unity Presbyterian Primary School
The new school year started on a good footing for the two hundred and twenty-five students of Unity Presbyterian Primary School in Belize City.  And that is because they have [...]

Sportscaster James Adderly and the Weekend Activities
Good evening, I’m James Adderly and this is Sports Monday.   [Highlights of the weekend in sports….]

Amandala

Taxi driver robbed and shot
Reports are that a taxi driver was robbed and shot, in San Jose Nuevo Palmar in the Orange Walk District. He has been identified as 46 year old Ricardo UK.

The Reporter

BDF Soldier and Sibling Charged for Bar Attack
A Belize Defence Force Soldier from Bullet Tree Falls, along with his younger sibling have both been detained and officially charged in relation to a weekend chopping incident that sent two men to the San Ignacio Community Hospital for treatment.

Eulogy for Domingo Perez: An Excerpt
Eulogy for Domingo Perez: An Excerpt By Osmany Salas (December 28, 2019) – We are here to celebrate the life of Domingo Perez. There is so much to say about the life of this Renaissance man – a rich and wholesome life that spanned almost exactly 70 years.

Message No. 9/12!
Message No. 9/12! By Major Lloyd Jones (Ret’d) – A recent internal Police memo from the Commissioner of Police, to all his Commanders, in which he directed them on which information they should collect at vehicle check points made its way to Facebook.

Belmopan Nazarene Church Condemns Castro’s Facebook Comment
One more organization has come forth to condemn the Facebook comment of Jumoke Castro, son of Minister of Transport Edmond Castro, on a post made two weeks ago by Belmopan Pastor, Louis Wade, Jr.

LOVE FM

Daylight shooting reported in Belize City
The home of an elderly woman was shot fifteen times today by a lone gunman. The home of Janett Gray in the Jane Usher area was targeted when her grandson came to visit.

Police make drug bust on highway
A vehicle heading east on the George Price Highway was intercepted by police at a checkpoint on Friday. According to Assistant Commissioner of Police, Joseph Myvett, police were able to make a drug bust.

First murder for 2020
A 16-year-old girl was the first murder victim for 2020. Samantha Conorquie, a student of Ladyville Technical High School, was gunned down Friday night on Ordonez Street, Belize City.

Not consumed by fire
A mother of four who was severely burnt last week in a house fire is reportedly responding well to treatment. 33-year-old Elena Reina was sleeping inside the home of Mathew Fernandez on Flamboyant Street, Belize City when a fire broke out.

Police still hospitalized after being chopped
Police officer, Edgar Teul remains hospitalized tonight after he was attacked and chopped by several residents of the Maya Mopan area in Belmopan. Correspondent Fem Cruz spoke to the officer’s sister, Sonia, for an update on Teul’s condition.

Woman is issued a stop order on the construction of her house
A resident of Belize City was issued a stop order this afternoon on the house she has been constructing on a parcel of land in the Belama Phase Four area. Crystal Gillett was in the news on December 23 when she claimed that the UDP Standard Bearer for Freetown, Orson OJ Elrington, had given her the green light to build on the land.

Utility companies issue updates on Caye Caulker
Belize Electricity Limited (BEL) has successfully connected a locally sourced generation unit to the island's power system and is now in operation. Via press release the company announced that the operation was conducted yesterday, January 5.

ComPol warns teens about their associates
Conorquie who was only sixteen years old, joins the last murder victim for 2019 who was also only sixteen years old. It is an unfortunate set of circumstances and one that begs the question as to why these young girls are being targeted.

SSB contribution rate increase by 0.5% to 9%
Effective today, contributors to the Social Security fund will see an increase in their salary deductions. This is the second of three phases put forth by SSB to assist the fund which was reportedly in trouble up to mid-2019.

Western Regional Hospital improves customer care
The Western Regional Hospital under the guidance of Dr Javier Zuniga is undergoing several shifts and adjustments to improve their medical and customer care services. Correspondent Fem Cruz has the story.

Following the legislation to ban plastics
In 2019, the word was that plastics and Styrofoam would see a phasing out period and that a cutoff point would be established for importers. Today on The Morning Show, one caller informed us that the importation of plastics and Styrofoam is still ongoing.

Breaking Belize NewsPJ

Scientists: Protecting two key regions in Belize could save threatened jaguar
An extensive study funded by the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) and the National […]

Long weekends forecasted; Mondays dominate holidays for 2020
The list of public and bank holidays for 2020 is showing several long weekends for […]

Taxi driver shot in San Jose
Authorities are investigating a shooting incident that occurred tonight in San Jose, Orange Walk. According […]

New Fisheries Act hailed
At the December 20th House of Representatives meeting, Prime Minister Dean Barrow rose to introduce the […]

New decade, same Superbond
Of Belize’s more than $3.5 billion in debt, about a third – $1.053 billion as of […]

Tourist recounts brave rescue of ailing sea turtle off Ambergris Caye coast
Photo Courtesy: Ambergris Today It has been a rough week for Belize’s tourism industry, with cancellations […]

Man charged for double death in 2016
Police have charged Martin Ramos, 45, with two counts of causing death by careless conduct. […]

Four busted with weed at checkpoint
Just before 4 p.m. on January 3rd, Roaring Creek Police conducted a checkpoint near mile 46 […]

Escaped prisoner goes back to Belize Central Prison
Escaped prisoner, Christian Neal was captured a few days ago. On January 2nd, Benque Viejo […]

Police: Samantha Conorquie intended target
Just before 11 o’clock on Friday night, Samantha Conorquie was gunned down. The 16-year-old Lords […]

Mexican Embassy to host New Year concert
The Mexican Embassy, in Belize in collaboration with Belize Virtuosi and BAPA, is hosting a […]

Pastors pray for senior officers
Today, six pastors from Western and Southern Districts of Belize visited the Commissioner of Police’s […]

Blogs

Comfort food at its best at Island Wonder kitchen + bar
Imagine dining on a comforting meal while sipping a mimosa and ending it off with a little sweet treat – sounds like just the right meal, wouldn’t you say? Recently, our adventures in dining led us to Island Wonder kitchen + bar, the newest restaurant on Coconut Drive here in San Pedro Town. Just a few yards south of Tropic Air’s San Pedro Terminal, Island Wonder is serving up all manner of comfort food. Catering to the island’s hungry crowd, this cute, fully air-conditioned restaurant is an undiscovered jewel.

The Collapse of the Maya Civilization
Although we do not know for certain, scholars, archeologists and scientific evidence supports that they sank into oblivion due to the exhaustion of the land. The environment deteriorated as the result of over-cultivation: the soil became exhausted, erosion removed it to fill in shallow lakes, removing their water supply. Competition from grass weeds grew too great for the Maya, with their primitive tools to be able to till the land. This belief, however, is a bit simplistic and does not fit with the ingenuity they displayed in their glorious achievements. Also, they lost their lives in uprisings against the priests who came to Christianize them.

Tracking Jaguars And Other Wildlife At Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary
Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary is internationally recognized as the world’s first jaguar preserve. It protects hundreds of acres of jungle, wetlands, pine forest and watersheds in the shadow of the Maya Mountains and Victoria Peak, the tallest mountain in Belize. Visitors enjoy hiking, swimming in waterfalls, tubing or kayaking down a river, cooling off by a waterfall, watching wildlife and spotting hundreds of bird species. As a wilderness area protecting some of Belize’s most precious natural wonders, Cockscomb Basin is a rewarding experience for any traveler looking for some adventure on the wild side.

Buying Real Estate in Belize
When you start the process of buying property in Belize, the first step is to begin searching current property listings. Places to find those listings include local realtor websites and bank foreclosure listings. Registered realtor names are available via the website for the Association of Real Estate Brokers in Belize. Another way to search is to explore the country and talk to the locals. Not all properties are listed by realtors.

January Travel Deals in Belize
The new year calls for new travel plans. With so many beautiful places in this world, your options to discover are endless. Fuel your new year getaway needs with these top January travel deals in Belize! Escape and save big! Portofino is now offering an amazing deal where you get 35% discount on minimum 3 night stay. The offer ends January 31, 2020 with travel dates between January 1 – April 30, 2020.

Living in Belize
Guest Blog by Ron Delvalle. Most of us have migrated to online bill paying services long ago. I say most because I was one of the holdouts until just prior to moving here. Something about having a paper audit trail was difficult for me to give up. With the move looming though, I could wait no longer. I set up a separate Gmail account to give to all of my financial creditors and then quickly set up online bill pay with my local bank. After making the switch, I wondered why I had waited so long? What used to take me hours now took minutes. Some of us are just perpetually late to the party when it comes to some changes.

International Sourcesizz

Protecting two key regions in Belize could save threatened jaguar, say scientists
Scientists studying one of the largest populations of jaguars in Central Belize have identified several wildlife corridors that should be protected to help the species survival. The study, led by the American Museum of Natural History and the University of Bristol and published in BMC Genetics, provide a new insight into where conservation efforts should be concentrated. Jaguars are top predators inhabiting large areas of Belize's tropical forests and have a vast range spanning thousands of square miles. However, high deforestation rates for large-scale agricultural development and a constantly changing landscape mean jaguars are under increased threat and now listed as 'near threatened' on the IUCN red list of threatened species.

Videos

  • Blue 92 - Handmade jewelry, 23min. Blue 92 is a local business that makes handmade jewelry and crafts for the home. We spoke with the mother and daughter duo who showed us how they make jewelry using memory wire, beads and shells. Irma and Leeannah Dawson create unique handmade jewelry and crafts that accent your home's decor and personal style.

  • Linked - Professional social media platform, 30min. LinkedIn is a professional social media platform that is geared towards networking and job recruitment. We talked with Maynor Larrieu, Digital Marketing Strategist, about how to make your professional profile stand out. He shared pointers to improve your online presence.

  • The Belize Peace Movement - fair representation through the electoral process, 36min. The Belize Peace Movement (BPM) is currently in litigation with the Government over their failure to implement a redistricting exercise as mandated by the Constitution. Their representatives explained that it is a matter of respecting the Constitution and ensuring that there is fair representation through the electoral process. They shared their ideas of how the process can be accomplished before the next general election. On our couch: Paco Smith - Belize Peace Movement (Claimants in Case). Major Lloyd Jones - Belize Peace Movement (Claimants in Case).

  • Musical guest was Kernell "Nello Player" Parks, 6min. Today's musical guest was Kernell "Nello Player" Parks. He premiered his latest video featuring Mobyle Malachi. The song is called Ancestral Calling and is now available on all streaming platforms.

  • Bruk it down Jenny - through a SWOT Analysis for Personal Development, 31min. Bruk It Down With Jenny walked us through a SWOT Analysis for Personal Development. Jenny Lovell, Mental Health Therapist, showed us how to self-reflect and to identify ways to improve our relationships and productivity.

  • Hanks Barbershop, 33min. Hanks Barbershop is the newest spot in town. We talked with the team about the vision behind the store and the services provided and products available. We also talked about how men's grooming is evolving and got a demonstration of a facial available for men.

  • Snorkeling at the Belize Barrier Reef, 1min.

  • Secret Beach Bar Crawl Ambergris Caye, Belize, 9min. I am taking you along on a bar crawl at Secret Beach, strictly for your benefit. OK, I had fun while I was doing it. But that being said, it wasn't easy, I got it done in record time. I hit ALL the bars and restaurants at Secret Beach on the West Side of Ambergris Caye so you can determine which ones you want to hang out at when you visit Belize.

  • Jawfish Belize, 1min. Jawfish looking around for a bite to eat and hoping to not become the next item on the menu. Dive site; Sayanara, Turneffe Atoll, Belize.

  • The Business Hour...., 78min.

  • 2 Scenic Eclipse Belize Altun Ha, 3min.

  • BELIZE TRIP PART#2 Water Fun, 15min. Part #2 of our trip to Belize. This video contains reef fishing and snorkeling around Ambergues Cay and swiming at Secret Beach.

  • Scuba Diving - Turneffe Attoll, Belize - December 2019, 10min. Diving in Turneffe Atoll in Belize. Video shot over a series of 6 dives amongst great new friends and our amazing Divemasters J and R. This video is just a snapshot of the great marine life spotted and overall was an unforgettable experience! Due to weather conditions, all dives were on the east side of the Atoll. Avg. Temp. 82 F. Avg Dive Max Depth 65 ft. Visibility around 40 ft.

  • Belize Zoo, 8min.

  • Belize Pumble Stone Paradise, 4min. Tour video of a beautiful BElizean island off the coast BElize.

  • New Years Fireworks in Placencia, Belize, 1/2min. Placencia, Belize - at Tipsy Tuna - January 1st, 2020.

  • ACCION DEPORTIVA, 45min.

  • BRAND NEW TRAILER FOR TECUANI AND THE DUENDE!, 1min.