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The San Pedro Sun

2019 NEBL champions San Pedro Tiger Sharks win season opener against Belize City Defenders
The opening of the 2020 National Elite Basketball League (NEBL) season saw its defending champions, the San Pedro Tiger Sharks, netting their first win against Belize City Defenders on Saturday, January 18th. The first game of the season was held at the Angel Nuńez Auditorium, where the island team overcame the Belize City team 99-90. The player of the match was Tiger Sharks’ Martevious Adams, who scored 24 points. Francis Arana landed 15 points and Jihad Wright had 13.

Ambergris Today

Legal Declaration Of The North-Eastern Biological Corridor Through Statutory Instrument
The Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries, Forestry, the Environment, Sustainable Development and Immigration signed into law an order to declare the North-eastern Biological Corridor which comes into effect on January 22, 2020. The enactment of this order carries out Cabinet’s decision to protect important forests situated in the sugar cane belt in order to protect the biological connectivity of protected areas and safeguard the ecosystem services provided by these forests, including watershed preservation and rain formation.

American Tourist Missing In Belize
Belize Police are on the search for an American National, Alison McKenzie of Arizona, who has been reported missing after going on a camping trip at Rendezvous Caye. A missing persons report was filled by 58-year-old Paige Rote, an American Musician of Colorado, who told police that on January 17, 2019, he was on a tour along with the 43-year-old American and 16 other persons. They camped for the night at Rendezvous Caye in Belize and about 6am when Rote woke up, McKenzie was nowhere to be found.

Various Belizean Sources

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Belize Hotel Association 2020 Marketing Trends Webinar
Join our FREE webinar on Wednesday, January 29th, 2:00 - 2:30 p.m. to hear from Christian Villalva Business Development Manager, Expedia Group, as he shares the top 2020 marketing trends, best practices and technology for your business. Christian is a Business Development Manager for Expedia Group, leading Marketing Online initiatives for Central America & Mexico.

2020 EL GRAN CARNAVAL DE SAN PEDRO!
Let us welcome the new year with San Pedro's very own and unique tradition - EL GRAN CARNAVAL DE SAN PEDRO! Check out the dates! Are you ready? More details coming soon!

Missing Person Report
Paige Rote, 58-year-old, an American Musician of Colorado, USA, reported that on Friday, January 17th, 2020, he was on a tour along with Alison Mac Kenzie, 43-year-old, American National of Arizona, USA, and others; they camped for the night at Rendezvous Caye, Belize District, and about 6:00 a.m., on Saturday, January 18th, 2020, he woke up and discovered that Alison Mac Kenzie was nowhere to be found. Police are investigating.

BELIZE FISHING REPORT: JANUARY 12, 2020 THROUGH JANUARY 19, 2020
Last week, El Pescador hosted two large "family and friends" groups. Our big group was a wonderful family of 18 from Wisconsin ( Great Green Bay Fans !) In this party, Luke took an excellent 30 Lb Permit! In our "Boston" group, Chris & Tyler took good Permit and Bonefish, respectively.

COLUMBUS CENTRAL UNIVERSITY & WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY OF HEALTH SCIENCES SUSPECTED OF HUMAN TRAFFICKING & MONEY LAUNDERING
The Medical Council of India has de-recognized or de-listed two medical universities in Belize namely Columbus Central University based on the Airport Road, Ladyville, Belize District and Washington University of Health Sciences, based out of San Pedro Town on Ambergris Caye. Indian students attending these schools are now not able to be professionally licensed in India. Both the Council and Embassy of India to Mexico and Belize received and noted several irregularities and deficiencies in the two universities including lack of staff and facilities including a proper laboratory.

Fisheries Resources Bill Passes
A historic day in the Senate today, 20/01/20, when we passed the Fisheries Resources Bill, after 10 years of hard work by many people. The Bill had unanimous support in the Senate, as well as bi-partisan support in the House of Representatives last Friday. When enacted, the Fisheries Resources Act will provide the legal framework to effectively implement and support all the advances Belize has made in managing small scale fisheries. The Fisheries Resources Act is embedded in the principles of the ecosystems approach to fisheries which is critical to secure long term stewardship of small scale vulnerable fishers, the requirement for management plans for fisheries, and the legalization of the Fisheries Advisory Council to ensure broad stakeholder input in policy, development and management, among many other important features.

Steering Committee Meets Belize Council of Churches to discuss the Equal Opportunities Bill
Today, the Anti•Discrimination Steering Committee met with the Belize Council of Churches represented by Bishop Phillip Wright, Canon Rev'd. LeRoy Flowers, Rev'd. Lizbeth Tulloch and Rev'd. Lynda Moguel of the Anglican Diocese of Belize, Bishop Lawrence Nicasio of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Belize, Major Jonathan Kellman of the Salvation Army and Pastor Ernest Betson of the Unity Presbyterian Church. The Council of Churches were given a detailed overview of the Equal Opportunities Bill, in particular on how it ensures religion is a protected characteristic under the proposed legislation.

Belize Digital Media announces successful launch of The Belize Travelcast, the first destination-focused travel podcast for the country of Belize
Belize Digital Media, a division of Lets Go Belizing LTD (Belizing.com) is proud to announce the successful launch of The Belize Travelcast, a first of its kind podcast series that provides authentic and relevant Belize travel stories and advice to a worldwide audience. The Belize Travelcast is the first of its kind destination-focused podcast for the Belize travel market, which sees over 450,000 overnight visitors and over 1 million cruise visitors each year. Each episode of The Belize Travelcast is an engaging conversation that delivers useful travel tips and advice, discusses authentic visitor experiences, and provides relevant updates on the Belize tourism industry and important issues affecting the environment, culture, and economy of Belize.

Hon. Pablo Marin meets with Nursing Task Force
This morning the Minister of Health, Hon. Pablo Marin met with the Nursing Task Force at the Ministry's conference room in Belmopan. The meeting was to discuss the critical issues of concern as outlined in a January 9th, 2020 press release issued by the Force. The Minister along with other management staff were able to share with the force members that the interview and selection of a suitable candidate for the post of Deputy Director of Health Services for Nursing had concluded and forwarded to the Ministry of the Public Service for further action.

The Belize Travelcast
Belize has a new podcast. Belizing.com has a whole series of podcast interviews, with Javier Gutierrez as the host. The first episode is an interview with Jim Scott, and the 2nd and 3rd are with the creator and head of the Belize Raptor Center. It's Cayo based, so they've had mostly Cayo people on the podcast.

3rd Belize National Research Conference
Getting ready for the 3rd Belize National Research Conference by reminding you of how interesting it is. Be sure to join us for this year's Belize National Research Conference at the San Ignacio Hotel Conference Room on March 25th and 26th, 2020.

Channel 7

American Woman Disappears on Rendezvous Caye
A 48-year-old American woman has been missing for over 60 hours. Alison MacKenzie came to Belize along with her boyfriend Paige Rote last month. The couple intended to stay in the country until May, but on Friday they joined an overnight sailing tour from Caye Caulker that took them and 13 others to beautiful Rendezvous Caye. That's where Alison disappeared. On Saturday morning at departure time, Rote informed the Boat Captain fro Raggamuffin Tours that Mackenzie was nowhere to be found Today Sr. Superintendent Hilberto Romero told us that ahead of her disappearance Alison MacKenzie had been drinking.

Clear Di Road! Castro's Range Rover Rams Into Ranger
He's the Minister of Transport, but that didn't save Edmond Castro on the George Price highway today when he violently rear ended a pickup - causing major damage to the front end of his Range Rover. Best information says that around 3:00 pm, the westbound Ford Ranger pickup was turning left 100 feet before the Coast Guard junction. But - reports suggest - he didn't pull over to the shoulder of the road to turn - but stayed right in his lane on the highway.

Daredevil Defies Death
A Mennonite daredevil is recovering tonight after a scary accident yesterday. It was an annual motocross event at Spanish Lookout where riders perform stunts and jumps on a specially designed track. But, as this cell phone video shows, the young rider seems to have misjudged his speed, and went way too high on a jump - about 20 feet in the air, and, then on the descent, he did a sharp nosedive, and was flung to the ground, as the unmanned motorbike hopped along.

Lady Adventure Guide Saves Family After Vehicle Plunges Into Stream
A family of four was saved by a fearless adventure guide after their SUV plunged off a bridge and into a stream. It happened on Saturday night in Saint Margaret's village - at mile 31 on the Hummingbird Highway. The lady tour guide jumped into the water along with a man form the village to pull the family out. But while they were doing that, others were busy robbing the vehicle of its tires. Police did not comment on the incident today calling it minor.

Man Survives Murder Attempt in Bella Vista
24-year-old Edinelson Clavel barely escaped an attempt on his life in Bella Vista on Friday night. And this morning assistant Commissioner of Police Joseph Myvette told us That while Clavel knows his assailant they have only been acquainted for a couple of months. ACP Joseph Myvette, Head of NCIB: "On Saturday last sometime around 8:00 pm police were called to Bella Vista village at an apartment building where one Edilson Clavel reported to police that whilst inside his room in the company of two of his friends they were approached by a male person..."

Salvadorean Wanted for "Organized Terrorism"ť Caught Belle Vista
And one clue as to what led to that violent attack comes from information received form police sources. We are told that this morning, Special Branch launched an operation in the village to catch a 25 year old man from Salvador who is wanted for what is being termed "organized terrorism".

AG Wants To See The Evidence
The trial of Jacob Kingston is expected to start in Salt Lake City, Utah in a week's time - and while many in the UDP are walking on eggshells leading up to that date, the Attorney General says he cannot wait to hear what comes out of it. We spoke to Mike Peyrefitte after today's senate meeting where, first off, we asked him if he knew Lev Dermen: Jules Vasquez- Reporter: "You have known many famous and infamous people. Did you know Lev Dermen or Levon as he was known in Belize? What were your dealings with him?"

Should UDP Postpone Nat'l Convention?
But, with all this uncertainty swirling, should the UDP postpone its National Convention on February 9th? After all, the evidence in the case could implicate one of the two men aspiring for leadership. Today, Peyrefitte - who will be endorsed as Chairman said no delay is necessary: Reporter: "Are you able to say if delaying the convention is something the UDP is looking at in light of the fact that there are variabilities with the 2 potential candidates for leader since there is this pending issue out there about who was receiving money from Mr. Lev Dermen?"

AG Will Wait And See On Audit Reports
And while the Lev Dermen case is one matter, the other facing the UDP are two two reports from the Auditor General covering significant acts of corruption and crookedness at the National Sports Council and Julian Cho Technical High School. The Commissioner of Police says he is already seized of the reports and is setting up a team of investigators.

New Contractor General Wins Unanimous Senate Support
We caught Peyrefitte after today's Senate Meeting where they debated a number of important bills. But not everything was a debate - at least two items got near unanimous support. One of them was the appointment of Omar Mitchell for the long vacant post of Contractor General. His professional reputation was widely praised, but there were questions about the support he needs:.. Osmany Salas, NGO Senator: "As we already had the opportunity to review this very impressive CV, Mr. Mitchell is obviously highly trained in the area of construction design and is very experienced. I feel confident enough to say that Mr. Mitchell has the expertise and experience and we should give him the opportunity to serve as Contractor General."

Senate Confusion About Caracol Contract
And while there could be no question about Omar Mitchell's integrity, there was a whole lot to say about the soundness of a contract that the Senate Wants him to review. That is for Phase Two of the Caracol Road paving from Blancaneux Lodge to Caracol. There was some dispute about the phasing of the project:.. Mark Lizarraga- Senator: "But when we look at all these documents I have been having the greatest of difficulty reconciling one with the next because there is no consistency in the plan, there is no consistency in the numbers, there is no consistency in the descriptions. In this document that Dr. Barnett sent to us it said section 1 was for 18 kilometers, section 2 was for 24, and it gave descriptions of where it was..."

San Antonio and the Burning Red Bags
For weeks now we have been reporting on the situation in San Antonio Village in the Toledo District. Resident and the are representatives have been complaining bitterly on the media, on facebook, and in the House of Representatives about the medical waste being burned in the open at the village polyclinic. They say the red bag waste is a biohazard, and it befouls the air, and could even seep into their groundwater. After weeks of silence, the Ministry of Health finally responded today.

Julian Cho, the Many Irregularities
And, keeping it in the south, we';ve told you about the damning report on National Sports Council, but there's also another Auditor General's Report On Julian Cho Technical High School for the period 2014 to 2016. On Friday we told you about management of the contracting process for infrastructural works and key information technology, vehicle and school equipment. The glaring concerns in those areas were for the complete lack of adherence to the finance and audit procedures and the conflict of interest raised by lax procurement processes for equipment and vehicles. The remaining sections of the report give rise to major concerns as to the financial management overall for the education institution.

Basketball Fight Leads To Shooting
An argument on a basketball court over the weekend in San Andres, Corozal left 37-year-old Marlon Allen Palacio taking cover for his life. It happened on Sunday night when at about 8:30 pm Palacio was involved in an altercation with another man on the basketball court. Here's what police had to say about how the incident played out. ACP Joseph Myvette, Head of NCIB: "Last night around 8:30 pm police responded to a shooting incident in San Andres Village Corozal district where Marlon Palacio 37 years of San Andres village reported to police..."

Security Guard Tied Up At Happy Inn
A hotel security guard was allegedly attacked by three men while in his guard hut. It happened on Saturday night at about 7:30 at "Happy HAPPY Inn" near Belmopan. 33-year-old Ermis Paz was alone on the property. His employer had left for a short trip to Belize City when he was choked until he blacked out. And today police told us what Paz'a assailant's stole. ACP Joseph Myvette, Head of NCIB: "Yesterday sometime around 2:30 pm the proprietor of Happy Inn along with her security visited the Belmopan police station and reported that on Saturday sometime around 7:30 pm..."

Tourist Fined Bot Confined After Caught With Cocaine
The Magistrate Courts today handed down a one thousand dollar fine to a tourist after he was was caught on Caye Caulker with 1.3 grams of cocaine - less than one tenth of an ounce. 23 year old American archaeologist Alex Shumaker 23 was stopped in the on Crocodile Street during a routine police patrol. A police search turned up the drugs.

PETAL Wants Anti-Discrimination Conversation Widened
The anti-discrimination bill proposed for passage in the early months of this year has fuelled spirited national debate. The consultations traveling nationwide have drawn crowds. But, so far, the attention has centered predominantly on the religious community - particularly the evangelical churches. Particularly large crowds were observed in belmopan and punta gorda for the events held in those municipalities. Simone Hill, activist of PETAL - promoting empowerment through awareness for les/bi women today shared the concerns of her organization.

Dollars For Dara
The response to his plea for help has been nothing short of encouraging. Just two weeks ago, Joel Dara Robinson bemoaned that he soon may not be able to feed the 50 plus children who had grown accustomed to his warm lunch daily. His call went out but did not fall on deaf ears The most recent to join the list of entities offering help is the Belize Tourism Board with a one thousand dollar donation. The funds were presented this morning at the organization's office on Regent Street.

Channel 5

American Tourist Goes Missing at Rendezvous Caye
An American woman is missing in Belize and her family is desperately trying to find her. Tourist Alison MacKenzie has been in Belize since December and on Friday she and [...]

Michael Peyrefitte Met Lev Dermen; Denies Taking Bribes
Attorney General Michael Peyrefitte says he met the infamous fraudster, Lev Dermen, through former P.U.P. Minister Ralph Fonseca.  Dermen’s name has appeared in all major headlines last week, causing the [...]

AG Eager to Know Which Cabinet Minister Took Bribes from Lev Dermen
So who was the cabinet minister who received twenty-five thousand dollars monthly? Fingers are being pointed to one specific senior U.D.P. minister and according to the Prime Minister his ministers [...]

Senate Debate on Caracol Loan Motion Gets Heated
Sparks flew inside the National Assembly today, forcing President Darrell Bradley to bring order in the Senate. The debate got heated as senators spoke on the ten million U.S. dollar [...]

Migrant Caravan from Honduras Makes Way into Mexico
A group of about one thousand migrants from Honduras and elsewhere from Central America have made their way into Mexico after travelling for several days through neighbouring Guatemala. The migrants [...]

No Migrants Entered Belize
On Friday, the caravan was spotted by the Cadena’s operating base near Belize’s border with Guatemala. The splinter group comprised of about fifteen to twenty persons who authorities feared would [...]

Belize’s Concerns About Migrant Caravan
The National Security Council comprised officials from the ministries of National Security, Human Development and Immigration. While some of the migrants are in search of a better life, others are [...]

Senators Raise Concerns Over Contractor General Appointment
The motion to appoint Omar Mitchell to the post of Contractor General was today ratified by the Senate but not before several senators voiced concerns. Mitchell succeeds Godwin Arzu who [...]

AG Defends G.O.B.’s Contractor General Appointment
Responding to the senators’ concerns was Attorney General and U.D.P. Senator, Michael Peyrefitte. Peyrefitte chastised the senators for pre-empting the works of Mitchell by alluding he would fail at his [...]

AG Finalizing Legal Advice on B.T.L.’s Tax Woes
Belize Telemedia Limited owes millions of dollars in taxes to the Government of Belize – that’s the position of the Belize Tax Service. Financial Secretary Joseph Waight confirmed last week [...]

S.C.A. Leads the Charge for Youth and Climate in 2020
The Saint Catherine Academy says that as they head into their one hundred and thirtieth anniversary, they will be putting the conversation of climate and youth into action on their [...]

M.O.H. and the Nurses Task Force Meet
There was a meeting this morning at the Ministry of Health in Belmopan. The Nurses Task Force has been at odds with the Ministry on a number of issues. According [...]

Will Lev Dermen Scandal Force U.D.P. to Postpone Leadership Convention?
February ninth has been set aside by the United Democratic Department for its leadership convention.  As you know, Patrick Faber and John Saldivar are going head to head to become [...]

Clear the Land Crashes on George Price Highway
Earlier this afternoon, Belize Rural North Area Representative Edmond ‘Clear the Land’ Castro got into a road traffic accident along the George Price Highway.  News Five understands that the Minister [...]

Students Clash at Gwen Liz, Police Called in to Break Up Fight
Gwen Liz High School is back in the news tonight. There was a huge brawl among various groups of students at Gwen Lizarraga High School on Friday which forced classes [...]

Aggravated Burglary at Happy Happy Inn on George Price Highway
A hotel just outside of Belmopan City limits was targeted by armed burglars on Saturday night. While there were no guests at the hotel, a security guard says that he [...]

Shooting in Bella Vista Village, Cayo
There were two acts of gun violence recorded over the weekend in the west in Bella Vista Village and up north in San Andres Village, Corozal. Police are looking for [...]

Gunman Detained in Corozal Shooting
Also in Corozal, a San Andres resident was targeted by a gunman while hanging out on a basketball court in the village. Marlon Palacio escaped serious injury and says the [...]

No to Medical Waste in San Antonio
Over the weekend, residents of San Antonio Village in Toledo District held a protest during which they strongly objected to the disposal of medical waste in a pit dug behind [...]

Auditor General’s Reports Spark Debate on Adjournment
Precipitating the harsh criticisms levied against the Barrow administration on adjournment at Friday’s house meeting was a pair of audit reports presented to PM Barrow back in October.  The results [...]

Why Wasn’t Simeon Coc Called Out by PM Following JCTHS Audit?
Both documents will also be handed over to the Public Accounts Committee chaired by Deputy Leader Julius Espat of the People’s United Party.  While Opposition Leader John Briceńo cited a [...]

Fisheries Resources Bill Successfully Tabled and Passed
A new Fisheries Resources Bill was tabled in the House of Representatives on Friday which will aid in making small-scale fisheries more sustainable for marine life, as well as fisher [...]

New Fisheries Bill Also Effective for Inland Resources
Orange Walk South Area Representative, Jose Abelardo Mai spoke of the legislation in the context of the New River crisis of 2019.  According to Mai, the Fisheries Resources Bill also [...]

James Adderly with the Weekend Sporting Stats
Good evening, I’m James Adderly and this is Sports Monday.   [Highlight of weekend sporting activities…]

Amandala

Minister Castro involved in traffic accident
There was a traffic accident Monday near mile 4 on the George Price Highway that involved the Minister of Transport Hon. Edmond Castro. His vehicle collided with a pick truck. No one was seriously injured.

Mother of missing Alison Mackenzie pleads for her return
I WANT MY DAUGHTER BACK – Cherie Mackenzie, mother of Alison Mackenzie, a tourist visting Belize who went missing, pleads for the return of her daughter. “Everyone everywhere I am asking for your help. My daughter Alison disappeared in Belize 2 days ago. We are working with the Belize Police, the American Embassy, and the tour company owner. We have received 3 different stories about what happened that morning. None of them consistent with the others. We are getting no where finding out where she is. It has been 48 hours now, and not only missing, but feared no longer alive.

The Reporter

A New Meeting Agenda: Prime Minister To Meet New Guatemala President
A meeting is being planned between Prime Minister Dean Barrow and the President of Guatemala, Alejandro Giammattei, who took office last week and almost immediately, the new Guatemalan President asked for a meeting with Mr. Barrow to re-establish the ties that Belize and Guatemala once enjoyed in tourism and trade.

Minister Edmond Castro: In Road Traffic Accident
The Reporter has been able to confirm that Minister Edmond Castro was involved in a road traffic accident moments ago near the Police booth at Mile 3.5 on the George Price Highway.

LOVE FM

OPEC loan met with opposition in Senate Meeting
The motions for the loan from the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) for another 10 million US dollars was met with opposition in today’s Sitting of the Senate. The loan is a part of a project to upgrade the Caracol Road.

Senators approve of new Contractor General
On Friday’s Sitting of the House of Representatives, a new Contractor General was named. Omar Mitchell will be filling the position, which has been vacant for almost two years.

Full support on Fisheries Resources Bill
The long awaited and anticipated Fisheries Resources Bill was reviewed at the Sitting of the Senate meeting held today. As expected, there was not much debate, as all senators were in favor of the bill.

Belizean charged for killing a Guatemalan
Nearly 3 years after being charged with murder, 28-year-old Elmer Carrillo walked away from a free man. Carrillo was accused of killing Guatemalan national Carlos Pop Xol back in 2017.

Family escapes death in car traffic incident
Last Friday night, a family escaped fatal injuries after their vehicle plunged into a creek in St Margaret’s Village. Cayo Correspondent Fem Cruz has the details.

Villagers protest the unhealthy disposal of hospital’s waste
Residents of San Antonio Village, Toledo District gathered in protest on Sunday afternoon, in front of the Isabel Palma Polyclinic. The residents were up in arms over the way the clinic was disposing of its harmful waste.

PUP Leader says the public officers are to blame for the immigration backlog
Leader of the Opposition, John Briceno appeared on today’s Morning Show, venting on several national issues, the current state of the economy and the PUP’s plan on making things right should they be elected in the next general elections. One of the points he brought up was immigration.

Attorney General denies getting money from Lev Derman
The leadership convention for the United Democratic Party is quickly approaching. In this convention slated for February 9, five positions will be filled including that of Party Leader.

Man arraigned for aggravated assault
18-year-old Justin Burns is on remand after he was arraigned on a single charge of aggravated assault. Burns appeared this morning in court #5 before Magistrate Emmerson Banner.

Justin Burns is on remand
18-year-old Justin Burns is on remand after he was arraigned on a single charge of aggravated assault. Burns appeared this morning in court #5 before Magistrate Emmerson Banner.

Chief Nurse soon to be appointed
The appointment of a Deputy Director of Health Services now lies in the hands of the Ministry of Public Service. According to a release from the Ministry of Health, the Minister along with the Director,...

Foreign Service, Ambassador Patrick Andrews soon to retire
After serving almost four years in the Foreign Service, Ambassador Patrick Andrews will be retiring. Prime Minister Dean Barrow confirmed this at last week’s conference.

Where are you? What happened?
Tonight, there is the mysterious disappearance of an American national who was camping at Rendezvous Caye over the weekend. The Arizonian woman has been in Belize for about a month and was scheduled to leave...

Minister of Transport in an Accident
Minister of Transport, Edmond Castro was in a road traffic incident today just after two o’clock. The incident occurred on the George Price Highway at mile four.

Marage charged for unlawful sexual intercourse
An unemployed man was sent to prison today after he was charged with six counts of unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor and one count of grievous harm upon a minor.

Breaking Belize NewsPJ

San Andres shooter detained
Just before 9 o’clock last night, there was a shooting in San Andres, Corozal. Marlon […]

Police and Coast Guard still searching for missing American woman
An American woman is missing after a night on a Belizean island. She is Allison […]

One man detained for Bella Vista shooting
Police have detained one suspect and recovered a firearm he allegedly used in a shooting. […]

PUP congratulates new NAVCO President and Executive
The National Association of Village Councils (NAVCO) held its Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Saturday, January […]

Alison MacKenzie’s mom: “I want my daughter back!”
The search for missing American tourist, Alison MacKenzie is still on going. MacKenzie’s family is […]

Raggamuffin Tours issues statement following disappearance of American tourist
Raggamuffin Tours Limited issued a statement this afternoon, following the disappearance of an American tourist […]

San Pablo’s chairman elected President of NAVCO
Chairman of San Pablo village, Orange Walk, Javier Sabido was elected President of the National […]

Accident reported at mile 4 on George Price highway
There was an accident moments ago near mile four on the George Price highway. BBN […]

Student reported missing in Burrell Boom
The family of 14-year-old Ashanti Kerr of Burrell Boom is seeking the public’s assistance in […]

Equal Opportunities Bill consultations continue
On Friday, January 17, the Anti-Discrimination Steering Committee concluded a round of consultations that were […]

Troubled medical schools delisted by Indian Medical Council
The Medical Council of India has de-recognized or de-listed two medical universities in Belize namely […]

Forbes article cites Belize among top 20 places to retire abroad
Forbes Magazine, the popular Unites States-based business magazine, published an article this week listing Belize […]

Elite Basketball returns as champions TigerSharks start defense of title
San Pedro TigerSharks got off to winning ways in their first match of the 2020 […]

Wins for Verdes and BDF in week 2 of Premier League
The Premier League of Belize (PLB) is down to seven teams as the-now Corozal Valley […]

Blogs

A Belizean Care Package: What do your taste buds miss the most from Belize?
We grow up surrounded by all these flavors unique to the different cultures across the country. Belizean dishes can usually be recreated anywhere, with the right ingredients. To this day, I still remember my grandmother buying only one certain brand of red recado, insisting that any other would change the flavor of her meals. It is these little, perhaps peculiar, traditions we grow up with that make it challenging to cook our classic Belizean meals in any other country. My friends living abroad say, “When we miss the tastes from home, that’s when we need our Belizean Care Package!” But what is a Belizean Care Package? It’s mostly food and ingredients we easily find at our corner store here in Belize, but to my friends living abroad, these simple items sent by family can be lifesavers!

A January Sunday on Ambergris Caye
After a few grey WINDY days, the clouds parted…the winds slowed and TAH DAH! The perfect Sunday. Temperature about 78 degrees. (And it’s looking like a beautiful week. Perfect since I’m heading to Caye Caulker for two nights.) No more hanging around the house – it’s time to GET OUT! First thing Sunday morning is Sunday morning Yin Yoga at Ak’Bol Resort at 10am. It is the most low-key slow stretching, low-to-no exertion yoga…I always feel so much better afterward. The gorgeous surroundings absolutely help.

Valentine’s day in Belize
Valentine’s day is quickly approaching and Cupid has its sight on a day at one of Belize’s luxury spas.With its long list of holistic spas and wellness resorts, Belize is also a romantic paradise. Spice up your love life with essential oils orrekindle flames with reiki sessions. Pamper yourself with passion in Belize! Discover our list of Spa’s worth visiting with your significant other when in Belize:

5 Things To Do In Belize This Summer
Any time of the year to visit Belize is the perfect time! But coming here for summer vacation is an exceptional idea. There is so much for you to do in this magnificent country; whether it’s participating in activities on the mainland, visiting the islands, or attending summer events. The list goes on and on, so to ease your mind, these are a few things you can do in Belize this summer.

5 Things to do in Belize this summer
Any time of the year to visit Belize is the perfect time! But coming here for summer vacation is an exceptional idea. There is so much for you to do in this magnificent country; whether it’s participating in activities on the mainland, visiting the islands, or attending summer events. The list goes on and on, so to ease your mind, these are a few things you can do in Belize this summer.

Bus Transportation in Belize
For travelers on a budget, using buses is the most economical way to move around. Prices are extremely low and vary according to distance traveled. The range is from $3.00 to $20. US within the country. Being on a bus will afford you the opportunity to glimpse the diversity of both terrain and culture so intrinsic to Belize. It’s amazing to see the changes along the way. Americans will recognize the buses used in Belize as hand-me-down school buses and re-purposed Greyhound buses.

YOU BETTA BELIZE IT! CHECK OUT CHEERY & CHARMING'S MUST SEE SPOTS (+ WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW) IF YOU'RE CONSIDERING A VISIT TO AMBERGRIS CAYE'S GREAT BARRIER REEF!
This past New Year’s Eve, we decided to celebrate a little ‘less’ traditionally: we planned a trip to Ambergris Caye, Belize!! Some of you may know this trip was our second time visiting Belize; our first adventure being on our honeymoon! Throughout our first visit, we realized quickly we loved the country, the scenery, the water, and especially the people and culture so much so that we simply couldn’t get enough. We knew we wanted (and needed) to go back and, after this most recent trip, we still haven’t gotten our fill! If you’re looking for a new spot to add to your travel bucket list, please do yourself the favor in adding this gorgeous destination to your vision board.

International Sourcesizz

The Best Places To Retire Abroad In 2020
Forbes has named Belize in their Best Places to Retire in 2020 list! The sole Central American country with English as the official language, Belize offers retirees a warm, outdoor-oriented environment, including fishing and barrier reef diving. Cost of living is quite reasonable. Crime is not a problem outside Belize City. Quality healthcare can be an issue; retirees often return to the U.S.—a two-hour plane ride to Houston—for major medical needs.

Belize Telecommunications Market 2020, Strategic Analysis and Outlook to 2025-Analysis of Belize Mobile, Fixed Telephone and Broadband Markets
Belize Telecom outlook report is a comprehensive analytical research on the Belize’s cellular, fixed telephone and fixed broadband segments. Through detailed analysis of the current market conditions and industry trends, the report analyzes the Belize telecommunications sector. In addition to emerging industry trends, consumption patterns, geographic coverage, demographic analysis and tariffs of key players are provided to understand the key strategies and analysis of revenues, investments and infrastructure. Further, industry dynamics, SWOT Analysis of the market and changing business scenario of Belize telecommunications industry is included.

Tupac Shakur 'spotted alive' in Belize as new photos of a sighting emerge
A private investigator has claimed that the legendary rapper Tupac Shakur is alive, living in Belize and claims to have unseen footage of the star. Jimmy Poole, has been investigating the murder of Tupac, exploring the possibility that the rapper is still alive - after Las Vegas Police Department still have the file open, despite the fact he was shot and later died following an altercation on September 13th, 1996.

Most common surnames in the Caribbean
There is a saying that the one thing you have in this world which no one can take from you is your good name. Many of us share the same surname or last name with other people in this world and you would be surprised to learn what is the most common last name in specific Caribbean countries. The most commonly held surname in Belize is Martinez where 0.05 percent are found with the name. Forebears note the surname Martinez is carried by more people in Mexico than any other country.

Videos

  • Sitting of Senate | National Assembly Building of Belize, min.

  • If this is you! - Employee Assistance Programme - Government of Belize, 1min. The Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) is a confidential and professional counselling service for employees with significant life problems that are impacting their work performance and overall daily functioning.

  • Confidentiality is Key - Employee Assistance Programme - Government of Belize, 1min. The Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) is a confidential and professional counselling service for employees with significant life problems that are impacting their work performance and overall daily functioning.

  • Belize Forest Department - Fire Management in Belize, 32min. Raul Chun - Forest Officer, Forest Department. Mario Muschamp - Head Ranger / Fire Expert,TIDE.

  • Belize Nurses Association, 28min. Darrell Spencer - President, Belize Nurses Association

  • THE BUSINESS HOUR, 1hr16min.

  • Joining the Caye Caulker Business Association (CCBA), 3min. If you are a business and have not sign up to become a member of the CCBA checkout this video for all the details in signing up.

  • Belize Adventures, 4min. Highlights of a winter trip to Central America ~ Belize; mainly the island of Ambergris Caye, Lamanai Mayan ruins on the mainland and Caye Caulker. This marked a reunion (28 years in the waiting) with my long lost friend - Tamara, who (along with her mom and several new San Pedro peeps) has graciously given me and my mate a super cool holiday that we'll never forget. Several of these photos are courtesy of Tamara (Sniffen).The shots of crocodile rescue can be further investigated by surfing to ACES (American Crocodile Education Sanctuary). And last but not least, some of the final moments of the slideshow are glimpses of the Marco Gonzalez Mayan ruins on the south end of Ambergris Caye.

  • Birding Belize part 1, 16min. Recorded oin 2013. Part 1 : birding in the the area around Crooked Tree and on the Lamenai river.

  • Family Vacation In Belize with narration, 69min. Belize trip. 1/3 jungle waterfalls,1/3ocean fun, and 1/3 Mayan temples.

  • The route from Guatemala to Belize by boat, 7min. sailing, route passage, it was an amazing trip.

  • 30 Days in Belize || 2019, 24min. This was by far one of the best trips of my life! Aug-Sept. 2019

  • Belize SCUBA Trip 1988 Part1, 6min. Lost video footage from a SCUBA trip I organized to Belize in 1988.

  • Belize SCUBA Trip 1988 Part2, 11min. One of the dives off of Lighthouse reef. and back to Ambergris Caye.

  • Belize SCUBA Trip 1988 Part3, 5min. Going home.

  • Belize City Emergency Service Parade Sept., 09 '12, 4min.

  • Spice Farm, Belize by HT, 6min. Excursion tour of Spice Farm and Botanical Gardens, in Belize. Unique & interesting.

  • Accion Deportiva, 68min.

  • New Human Development Building, 2min.