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The San Pedro Sun

Launched decades ago, the remains of a Soviet Union spacecraft wash ashore on Ambergris Caye
What appears to be the remains of a Soviet Union spacecraft launched more than 38 years ago was found today, Saturday, January 11th washed up on the beach a few miles north of San Pedro Town. Images posted on social media by island resident David Campos shows several large metal pieces from the spacecraft marked with Russian lettering. Based on the identifying marks, the remnants are believed to be from the Soyuz 40, which was launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome on May 14, 1981.

Ian Pou and Hasiem Valerio called to train with Belize’s U-19 football selection
Today, Friday, January 10th, island footballers, Ian Pou and Hasiem Valerio travelled to the Football Federation of Belize (FFB) in the Capital City of Belmopan to be part of the U-19 male football team that is set to compete at the CONCACAF U-20 tournament at the Caribbean island of Curacao. The team will train throughout the weekend as they begin their preparation for the tournament scheduled from February 15th to the 23rd of next month.

San Pedro Tiger Sharks say they are more than ready for upcoming NEBL season
Saturday, January 18th is set to start the 2020 National Elite Basketball league (NEBL) tournament, with the first game taking place in San Pedro Town between the defending champions San Pedro Tiger Sharks and Belize City Defenders. The game is scheduled to start at 9PM inside the Angel Nuñez Auditorium in San Pedro Town.The island boys, who became champions for the third time last season are once again coached by basketball veteran Rico Black, alongside assistant coaches Darren Bovell and Travis Santos. Rico shared with The San Pedro Sun that they are ready for another fruitful season and will defend their championship with everything they have.

Ambergris Caye Emergency response authorities condemn prank calls
Over the past few weeks, several emergency calls have been made to the San Pedro Police Station and the local Fire Department, all resulting in false alarms. These prank calls are condemned by the local authorities, who warn that anyone caught committing these activities can end up penalized for ‘Mischievous Act’ by the police department.The most recent alleged prank call was made to the fire station on Saturday, January 4th, reporting a fire north of San Pedro Town. Two fire trucks rushed to the area, prepared to battle the reported blaze, but when they arrived there was no fire to extinguish.

Various Belizean Sources

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Baby manatee dies in Corozal
A baby manatee was seen floating at around 7pm in Corozal town on Saturday January 11th, 2020 at rainbow beach Park. The baby manatee died at the spot, because it was in need of help. Ocean IG was then contacted to remove the baby manatee. At the moment, residents are mentioning to be alerted when the Manatees are out and about on the bay of Corozal.

1st Annual Rum & Brukdown Festival
@ Barefoot Beach Bar next Saturday January 18th Major Basement! Showcase your best

Partners for Medical Relief and Ministry of Health screening for EAR - NOSE - THROAT
Partners for Medical Relief and Ministry of Health will be conducting screening for EAR - NOSE - THROAT at the Corozal Community Hospital/Corozal Polyclinic II and Northern Regional Hospital on January 24th, 2020 starting at 6:00 a.m. You will be informed of the surgery date on the day of the screening.

NEBL 2020
The 2020 season of the NEBL is here. The first game of the season is in San Pedro, where the Tiger Sharks will host the Defenders. The first Verdes match is on Friday the 24th, where they host the Running Rebels. NEBL 2020 Schedule. "The NEBL is back. Get ready for an exciting season with brand new faces. Season tip off January 18th 2020."

The Reporter

Battlefields In IRAN !
On January 3, 2020 the United States of America assassinated one of the Republic of Iran’s top generals; Qassem Soleimani. If you believe the propaganda emanating from western news outlets Soleimani was evil personified.

POLICE HUNT FOR ACCUSED CHILD-KILLER
The Belize Police Department is offering a reward of $1000 for any information on the whereabouts of Kendrick Longsworth, the Belize City resident believed to have brutally killed a child, 3, and beat two others on Friday evening in Belize City.

EARLY ELECTIONS? PUP SAYS THEY’RE READY
The question on the minds of most Belizeans right now is whether the United Democratic Party(UDP) will be calling an early General Elections, following their Leadership Convention scheduled for early next month, and whether the People’s United Party (PUP) will be ready if that happens.

Woman Outshines Male Competitors
A Facebook post a few weeks ago, acknowledging the remarkable work of a watch-repair woman, prompted this feature article. The author said that he had initially taken his watch to a watch repairman and that when he got back his timepiece, it was no longer working and when he decided to open it, he found that a part in it was completely damaged.

Breaking Belize NewsPJ

Reward for turning in accused child-killer up to $5,000
The reward to find fugitive alleged child killer Kenrick Longsworth is now up to $5,000 […]

Michael Peyrefitte is Chairman-designate of U.D.P., promises healing
With rival candidates Dr. Carla Barnett and John Castillo out of the way, Attorney General […]

Kenrick Longsworth wanted for heinous crime against children
Kenrick Longsworth is wanted for reportedly murdering a 3-year-old child in Belize City last night […]

Councilor Micah Goodin to issue reward for capture of alleged child killer
Belize City Councilor, Micah Goodin, has pledged $1,000 for anyone with information that may lead […]

Commissioner of Police: Extensive manhunt underway for suspected child killer
Commissioner of Police, Chester Williams issued a statement minutes ago saying that the Belize Police […]

Crime Stoppers Belize issues wanted poster for step-dad accused of murdering toddler
Crime Stoppers Belize has just issued a wanted poster for the Belize City stepdad accused […]

Police issue report on horrific Lovely Lane ordeal
A child is dead and his two brothers remain hospitalized after a horrific ordeal last […]

Prince Harry and Meghan step back as ‘Senior members’ of the Royal Family
The announcement made headlines on Wednesday when Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan Markle, […]

Attorney General disputes Bar assertions over judicial appointments
Displeased by the freeze-out of their president from the Judicial and Legal Services Commission (JLSC); […]

Man shot to foot in Hattieville Village
Authorities are investigating a shooting incident that occurred last night in Hattieville Village. According to […]

BTL tax dispute continues as Attorney General weighs in
Financial Secretary Joseph Waight has turned to Attorney General Michael Peyrefitte for legal advice on the recently completed audit of Belize ...

Belizeans encouraged to apply for Taiwan Scholarship
The Taiwan Embassy in Belize announced that it is now accepting applications for the Taiwan Scholarship Program 2020.

Activist Rocio Quiroz calls on business community to offer
Belmopan based activist, Rocio Quiroz, contacted Breaking Belize News today to make a plea ...

Applications open for Taiwan ICDF Scholarship Program 2020
The Taiwan Embassy in Belize announced that the application program of the 2020 Taiwan ...

Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen re-elected
Taiwan’s President, Tsai Ing-Wen was re-elected on Saturday in the country’s recent general elections ...

Special Envoy speaks out about disturbing act of violence
We must ensure that our Belizean children are protected against violations of their fundamental rights by treating them with dignity and honoring their innocence.

No takers for lotteries, says Commission
With a week to go before the deadline to apply for the management of Government lotteries, there have been no takers for the contract currently held by Brads Gaming Company ...

Western Paradise man accused of stealing “man's best friend”
Jaleel Jenkins, 20, a Customs Department Guard from Western Paradise, Belize District, appeared charged with theft before Magistrate Stephanie Gillett.

Blogs

How to Connect with Nature in Belize
You must visit Belize in 2020. The biodiversity is enormous, you can spot different animals while you’re ziplining or even if you’re watching the sunset at the dock. Some hotels are named after the animals that are around the area. For example, Ray Caye Island Resort, years ago was known as Hatchet Caye, but after they started having tons of Rays visiting the island, they decided to change it to the actual name. Imagine waking up in the middle of the jungle, where you can hear howler monkeys every day, and if you are lucky enough, maybe you would be able to spot a couple. There are also hotels that offer free birding hikes every morning, so you can enjoy the natural environment, where wildlife sightings are guaranteed.

Belize, The Best Of Both Worlds
Belize is a one of a kind destination that gives you the best of both worlds – lush jungles and sandy beaches. There are many different ecosystems and species of animals found here in this small country. Wherever you visit in Belize, you are sure to find something that you enjoy. Whether you’re here for an adventure or just to relax; you can accomplish either at the beach or in the jungle. To be quite honest, there is no competition between these two. Each of them has their own unique qualities as to what they offer to an individual. But others might beg to differ as they would like one more than the next. Being in Belize gives you an opportunity to explore this amazing country; you might be surprised at the things you end up enjoying.

International Sourcesizz

Lionfish Invasion map
The latest map of the lionfish invasion updated today by Amy Benson and Dr Pam Schofield of USGS.

13 Places Where You Can See the Bluest Water in the World
Sometimes all it takes to re-center and refresh your mind and body is a good day (or week—who are we to limit you) staring off into a tranquil blue sea. To help you find your inner peace, and catch a few waves and rays while you’re at it, we’ve put together a list of some of the bluest waters in the world. These lakes, seas, beaches, and bays have vistas that range from brilliant navy blues to the lightest, clearest turquoises imaginable. Needless to say, they are the perfect places to re-connect with nature, family, and yourself. Ambergris Caye, Belize: A short boat ride from the largest barrier reef outside of Australia, Belize’s Ambergris Caye is a scuba diver’s and snorkeler’s paradise. Head to Shark Ray Alley to snorkel among nurse sharks and stingrays; visit Hol Chan Marine Reserve to get up close with eels, turtles, and colorful fish; or explore the underwater caves of Blue Hole. When you’re not in the water, admire its warm glow from a hammock on the beach.

Videos

  • Island Fight Championship 1, 11swc. Congratulations to islander Charles 'Rabba' Richards for winning his first match at the first ever Island Fight Championship 1! The KO in Richards' favor was against Mexican fighter Solis.

  • Breezy afternoon in Belize City, 2.5min. Beside the Caribbean Sea facing the BTL Park in Belize City on a warm afternoon.

  • Underwater Belize 2019., 4min. Diving Belize - Dive Sites Blue Hole, Mermaid's Lair, Half Moon Wall, Hol Chan Marine Reserve, Long Caye Ride and more.

  • My first mission trip! BELIZE 2020, 7.5min. Went on my first mission trip to Belize, and it was incredible!

  • Belize Trip 2020, 4min.

  • PLB Closing Season | Bandits SC vs Assassins FC | Live at The Isidoro Beaton Stadium, Belmopan, 2hr.

  • Kingfisher in the wind, 1min. The way kingfishers keep their head still while fishing is incredible! Nature had image stabilization long before we thought we invented it.