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Last night's TV news on Channel 7, Channel 5, LOVETV, PGTV, Reef TV, KREM, and CTV 3. Also with the most recent Open Your Eyes, Belize Now, Talk Ah Di Town, and other specials.


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Wildtracks on the Declaration of the North-eastern Biological Corridor
30th Anniversary Update: Twenty-three years ago we had a dream of maintaining forest connectivity in North East Belize, and partnered with the Fireburn Community to take the first step towards making that dream a reality. Yesterday, the Міnіѕtеr оf Аgrісulturе, Fіѕhеrіеѕ, Fоrеѕtrу, thе Еnvіrоnmеnt, Ѕuѕtаіnаblе Dеvеlорmеnt аnd Іmmіgrаtіоn ѕіgnеd іntо lаw аn оrdеr tо dесlаrе thе Nоrth-Еаѕtеrn Віоlоgісаl Соrrіdоr. Тhе рrоtесtion of the almost 28,000 hectares of іmроrtаnt fоrеѕtѕ and wetlands secures not only thе bіоlоgісаl соnnесtіvіtу оf рrоtесtеd аrеаѕ, but also ѕаfеguаrds thе есоѕуѕtеm ѕеrvісеѕ, іnсludіng wаtеrѕhеd protection аnd rаіn fоrmаtіоn.

"Pack with a Purpose"
Are you planning a visit to beautiful little Caye Caulker? If so, Ocean Academy High School challenges you to "Pack with a Purpose". Many visitors have asked how they can give something back to the community of Caye Caulker. One way to do that is to donate supplies to the local schools. Unfortunately, Amazon does not deliver to Belize. (I miss Amazon) There are shipping companies that do deliver here, but the problem is the customs & duties that are charged to ship anything into Belize. (Up to 50% of the value of the item!) That's where YOU come in. You can "Pack with a Purpose" and bring in an item or 2 or 3 without being charged a fee. AND you can help to enhance the education of Caye Caulker students.

Know more about single-use plastics being phased-out and how it will be done

CAWS Neuters 230 Animals
The Cayo Animal Welfare Society ended up spaying or neutering over 230 animals during their 4 days of clinics. Thank you, CAWS, and a huge thanks to all the vets and volunteers that came together to make this happen. "Our first ever mass spay and neuter clinic has concluded. We will have final numbers later, but over 40 animals were done today, bringing our 4 day total to over 230! We are so proud of what we have accomplished and are eternally grateful to our dedicated FAVI veterinary team and our amazing volunteers."

ARCHAEOLOGICAL RESERVES
6:00AM SUNDAY 19 JANUARY 2020. THE NOHOCH CHEEN AND ATM RESERVES REMAINS CLOSED. BARTON CREEK RESERVE IS OPEN. THE XUNANTUNICH IS OPEN BUT THE RIVER CROSSING IS BEING MONITORED ALL OTHER ARCHAEOLOGICAL RESERVES ARE OPEN.

The Reporter

DIRTY DIRTY DIANNE-NAH!
On January 9, 2019 the media was alerted to a long line of people at the political office of the UDP’s Lake Independence standard bearer Dianne Finnegan. The optics suggested that there was some kind of immigration related activity going on.

Shyne Settles ‘Dalla’ Debt
It might not have otherwise made the news since people sue people every day, but a lawsuit that was in the process of being filed by one UDP personality against another made it to media circles on Wednesday and that prompted the litigants to settle the matter before the papers were even completely drawn up...

Editorial: January 19th. 2020
Editorial: This week the Reporter, which has always tried to be a leader in innovation (first offset press, first web press, first computer-to-plate press system) carried live the press conference of Prime Minister Dean Barrow to its growing legion of readers at home and abroad on its Facebook Page, which at latest count numbered 62,000 followers.

Police Find Fake US Money, Weed & Ammo
A Police operation in Corozal Town on Friday evening yielded a parcel weighing over two pounds of suspected cannabis, 40 rounds of 9 millimeter ammunition, and five counterfeit US $100 notes.

PM Barrow Says Former Minister of State Has To Explain Diversion of Funds To Him
Commissioner of Police, Chester Williams says he thinks there can be criminal charges brought against some well-placed people in public office following a critical Audit Report for the financial year April 1, 2015 to March 31, 2016.

LOVE FM

Equal Opportunities Bill consultations
Consultations on the Equal Opportunities Bill have been taking place countrywide. It was held on Wednesday night at the Toledo District where over twenty-five denominations expressed their views on the proposed bill. The vast majority of the estimated 2,000 toledo inhabitants who publicly opposed the bill President of Southern Region Pastors Association, Pastor Vic Hernandez had major concerns.

Julius Espat criticizes Minister of National Security
Area Representative for Cayo South rose this afternoon at the House Meeting where he came out swinging at the Minister of National Security, John Saldivar. Julius Espat, Area Representative, Cayo South: “My grandmother used to say “dime con quien andas y te dire qien eres.” and that comes to mind when I reflect on the Honorable Member from Belmopan who is the Minister of National Security. It roughly translates “tell me who your friends are and I will tell you who you are.” There is another phrase Mr.Speak

New Contractor General has been selected
After having been without a Contractor General since February 2018, the Government has named its new Contractor General for a 3-year-term. Prime Minister Dean Barrow presented the name of Omar Mitchell as the successor for Godwin Arzu, whose contract was not renewed due to failure to submit reports in a timely manner.

Breaking Belize NewsPJ

What’s the deal with Belize? Why are people retiring there?
If you’re starting to hear a lot of buzz about Belize, you might be wondering […]

DPM Faber denies receiving money from Mason
Following yesterday’s sitting of the House of Representatives, Deputy Prime Minister and UDP leadership aspirant, […]

Belize named among best snorkeling destinations
Vents Magazine, an online publication covering entertainment, music, and travel since 2009, has recently listed […]

Corozal police find weed, ammunition and fake US money
Corozal police conducted operations in Corozal town yesterday evening and found forty .9mm live rounds […]

Belize Youth Movement “Outraged” by Julian Cho audit report
The Belize Youth Movement (BYM), the youth arm of the People’s United Party (PUP), is […]

Regional agriculture organization with branch in Belize supports research aimed at producing food on Mars
Food on Mars? The Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA), which has a branch […]

Blogs

Must-Have Items to Acquire In Belize
Taking unique, sentimental, or fun gifts or souvenirs from a place you visited always serves as a great reminder of a special experience. If you give it to someone, it may motivate them to visit the destination. It might also make you want to go back, and maybe bring your friends. Travelers Mini Rum Kit, Flavors of Belize Cookbook, Marie Sharp’s Mini Sauces, Belikin Beer Souvenirs.

North Park Hotel in Belize City
This gem of a hotel is in a prime location in what is perhaps one of the most beautiful, not to mention, iconic sections of Belize City. As its name implies, it is on the Northside of historic Memorial Park with spectacular views of sea and sky, housed in a building hailing back to colonial times. I found this place to be a real gem for many reasons. It is a small boutique hotel—only 13 rooms and everything about it is entirely Belizean. To begin with, the rooms, which come in various sizes, all have names of villages in Belize with quaint names such as Banana Bank, Never Delay, Isabella Bank and the master suite which is the largest, with a great view of the park and the sea, is called Belize City.

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Snorkel Up! The Best Places to Go Snorkeling in the U.S.A and Across the World
The year has just begun, but it’s never to soon to start researching your next vacation. Researchers suggest that spending time on the beach is one of the best ways to improve your mental health and bring calmness back into your stressful life. Dedicated divers and snorkelers hope that the Belize Barrier Reef will fare better than its Australian counterpart. This reef is the second largest in the world and seems to be less susceptible to warming waters.

Aggressor co-founder Wayne Hasson dies
One of the best-known names in the international scuba world, US diver and liveaboard operator Wayne Hasson, has died of cancer at the age of 70. Hasson started scuba diving in 1967 and became an instructor in 1971 and a boat captain the following year. During eight years spent as a US marine, serving in Vietnam, Japan and North Carolina, he taught some 500 fellow-marines to dive. In 1984 he teamed up with diver Paul Haines, who wanted to convert his oil-industry crew-boat into a dive yacht, and so became first captain of the Cayman Aggressor. In 1988 the two re-purposed another oil-crew boat as the Belize Aggressor and started a franchise operation that would grow into the world’s biggest dive-liveaboard fleet. As co-founder, Hasson has been described as the “father of liveaboard diving”.

Family travel five: Lodges that blend activity, relaxation
Family-friendly lodges provide an ideal venue for your personal blend of active pursuits and relaxation. Here are five places you’ll want to visit time and again: Tucked within a 365-acre private rainforest paradise in the picturesque foothills of the Maya Mountains, Chaa Creek provides the ideal home base for your family’s exploration of the Cayo District, a region where cave tubing, archeological sites, horseback riding and zip lining will lure you from the comfort of your palm-thatched cottage or tree-top suite. While at the riverside eco-lodge, don’t miss early morning bird-watching tours, the hill-top spa, the Blue Morpho Butterfly Farm and the medicine trail where you’ll learn about native plants that provide globally significant remedies.

Videos

  • Art In The Park, 7min. Here is a highlight of the Art In The Park, that was held on Saturday January 18, 2020. It was organized by the Corozal House Of Culture. Art In The Park is a monthly event that is held in Corozal. It commenced at 5PM and Concluded at 9PM. Hundreds of locals Came to attend this monthly event to witness the locals Artists that were selling Art Paintings, Chilli Cook-off booths, bottles that dealt with your health, hand made bags, Recycling Wine Art Work, Mystical Yoga, El Dorado, Recycled bottles of wine made out night lamp, Jewelry’s and Ribbons for sale, Wood Work, Rotaract club Raffles, food, pastries, bouncy for kids and many other stuffs in sale. At 8PM, everyone gathered in front of the Corozal Town Hall to witness the danced Group performance everyone was waiting for. The crowd had their eyes glued to the Dance performance until the end of the show. The mixed music had everyone enjoying the Dance.

  • Glover’s Reef - Belize, 1.5min.

  • Nurse sharks and other fish in Belize, 2.5min. Annual trip to Belize for bonefish, tarpon, and permit with Dave, Rick, and Gary.

  • Belize ATV, Zipline, Cave Tubbing, 40min. Enjoyed spending the day in Belize during a lot of extreme adventures.

  • Parasailing at Harvest Caye Belize, 8min.

  • Margaritaville Resort Belize hosts Margaritaville's President, CEO and the Mayor of San Pedro!!, 4min. We were honored to host such a high level delegation from Margaritaville HQ together with the Mayor of San Pedro

  • Lightning storm at night in San Pedro, Belize, 1/2min.