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The San Pedro Sun

World Wildlife Fund teams with Coastal Zone Management Authority and Institute in smart coast project; engages stakeholders on Ambergris Caye
On Thursday, January 23rd representatives from the Coastal Zone Management Authority and Institute (CZMAI) along with members from the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) engaged with stakeholders in San Pedro Town to present a project entitled ‘Climate Smarting Marine Protected Areas and Coastal Management in the Mesoamerican Reef Region.’ The project aims to increase awareness in coastal communities about the dangers posed to their natural resources and what mechanisms can be adopted to tackle the environmental challenges.

Saga Humane Society reports a busy 2019
2019 was yet another busy year for San Pedro’s Saga Humane Society. With a mission to prevent animal cruelty and neglect, Saga, together with the support of local community members and generous donations, was able to provide invaluable service to the island’s pet population. “This year Saga Humane Society was busy working hard; we did three free mobile clinics and free spay/neuter campaigns. However, all this work would not have been possible without the help we receive from our volunteers, donors, donations of medication and visiting vets! It truly takes a large team to get the work done! We are so thankful for everyone that supported us for 2019 and hope you continue to support us for many more years,” expressed Saga’s organizers.

Superintendent Christopher Noble receives 2019 Crime Fighter Award
The Belize Police Department has recognized the extraordinary job Superintendent Christopher Noble has done as the head of the Coastal Executive Unit (Ambergris Caye and Caye Caulker) over the past six months by awarding him with the 2019 Crime Fighter Award.

Police officers assigned to assist neighbourhood watches on Ambergris Caye
In their efforts to continue ensuring safety on the island, the San Pedro Police formation has now assign officers to work closely with the south and north neighborhood watches. Woman Corporal 1049 Yadira Jones will work along with the South Ambergris Caye Neighborhood Watch, while Corporal 250 Abner Correa will work with Middle North Neighborhood Watch, and Corporal 888 Arthur Anthony will respond to the North Neighborhood Watch. According to Officer in Charge of the Coastal Executive Unit Superintendent Christopher Noble, these officers will make checks in their assigned areas at intervals to assist with issues when needed.

Various Belizean Sources

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Island Academy {laces 1st at LEGO competition in Belize City
Congratulations to The Island Academy’s Island Innovators from the Robotic’s Class on placing 1st at the first ever LEGO competition in Belize City! Best of luck in Houston, USA for the World Championship! "We are beyond excited to present to you the champions of Belize's First Lego League tournament: THE ISLAND ACADEMY'S ISLAND INNOVATORS! Congratulations to all of the students in Robotics Club, your dedication and hard work has paid off! And a special thank you to Teacher Scott, Mr. Luis, and Mr. Mike, they couldn't have done it without you! Next Stop: Houston for the World Championship!!!"

9TH ANNUAL CHILI COOK OFF IN CONSEJO TODAY!
DON’T MISS IT!! 1ST PLACE - $50.00 GIFT CERTIFICATE FROM TORTUGA. 2ND PLACE - $35.00 GIFT CERTIFICATE FROM THE NEW MILLENNIUM. 3RD PLACE - $25.00 GIFT CERTIFICATE FROM SMUGGLER'S DEN. THIS YEAR WE WILL HAVE TWO REGISTRATION TABLES. ONE FOR CHILI ENTRANTS AND ONE FOR THOSE EATING CHILI. IF YOU ARE BRINGING CHILI, PLEASE GO TO THE LEFT WHEN ENTERING. IF YOU ARE THERE TO JUST EAT CHILI AND PARTICIPATE IN THE GREAT RAFFLES, ETC. GO TO THE RIGHT WHEN ENTERING. IT IS GOING TO BE A GREAT EVENT! DON'T MISS IT!! SUNDAY, JANUARY 26, 2020 1:00 PM. THE NEW MILLENNIUM RESTAURANT – CONSEJO. Cost is $10.00 Belize which allows you to sample all the chili you want. Chili providers have free admission. Fundraising will be held by having the 50/50 draw and Silent Raffle. Senior Jorge will be on hand to sell beer and other beverages.

Biobarda river trash containment system for the Mopan
The 2nd biobarda river trash containment system is being built by the Rotary Satellite Club of San Ignacio Benque Viejo. Thanks, Rotary, for helping to clean the Mopan. A sincere thank you to everyone who helped out today, in one way or another, with the second biobarda (biobar). We will continue working in the coming weeks to finalize the biobarda in order to install in Benque Viejo.

It was the Chinese New Year Saturday
They had some celebrations in Cayo.

Amandala

2 killed and 1 injured in shootings in Dangriga and Belize City
Two persons lost their lives due to shooting incidents in Dangriga and in Belize City, and one man was admitted to the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital in a critical condition, after he was shot in Belize City.

The Reporter

DANGRIGA BUSINESSMAN MURDERED
A shooting on Melinda Road in the Wagierale area of Dangriga Town on Friday night has resulted in the death of businessman Darrel Bermudez, 32. Bermudez was rushed to the Southern Regional Hospital after 6:20 p.m. on Friday, January 24th with what appeared to be three gunshots wounds to the head, two to his back and another to his right lower thigh. He was pronounced dead on arrival at the hospital.

BWS Doubles Water Supply on Ambergris Caye
The Belize Water Services Limited (BWSL) has purchased a new reverse osmosis treatment plant on Ambergris Caye, capable of producing 600,000 gallons of water per day. The purchase, along with the construction of a new 1 million-gallon ferro-concrete water tank, has doubled the storage capacity and efficiency in delivering water to meet the rapidly growing demands of the tourist destination.

Woman Dedicates Her Life to Rescuing Dogs
It is not a common occurrence to find someone who dedicates all their time to caring for the dogs that they rescued from inhumane situations, often times at the hands of humans. But we stumbled upon a woman through a Facebook post who does not only dedicate her life to caring for the seven dogs she has rescued, but goes out to rescue more when she gets news that another one needs help. And she does it all from her own pocket!

SALDIVAR NAMED! PM Says Still Not Enough
As he continues to campaign across the country, attempting to convince UDP delegates that he is the best choice for leader of the UDP, as we go to press there is some question of whether John Saldivar will make it to that convention. In a 24-page document revealed today, Saldivar’s name was called in an exhibit list proposed by the government in its fraud case against Armenian-American Levon Dermen.

PM To Longsworth: You’re Fired!
Belize’s Consul-General to the United Nations (UN), Herman Longsworth has been instructed to wrap up his affairs at the Consulate and hand over by February 21. This follows last week’s scandal that broke when the 2016 Audit Report was revealed. It cites Longsworth’s alleged involvement in the misappropriation of Sports Council monies on several occasions while he was Minister of State for Sports.

Emotional Contagion
By: Dr. Abigail Joseph. It is intriguing to observe cultural differences. Those of you who follow me on Facebook would know that I enjoy travelling to Mexico. Full disclosure – it’s the culture and the social discipline I crave and appreciate the most. Studying in Cuba, I learnt the culture of waiting in line to go into a store and developed the habit of asking who was last in a crowd where there seemed to be no line.

Alison Mackenzie Feared Dead Official Search Called Off
The search for missing American tourist Alison Mackenzie, 43, was called off Wednesday after search efforts that spanned almost five days and miles of sea yielded nothing – not even a clue – as to what might have happened to her.

ENOUGH…Says PUP Leader
In an interview this afternoon, PUP leader John Briceño attempted to turn up the heat under Prime Minister Dean Barrow, following the naming of Minister of National Security John Saldivar in official court documents which will be introduced in the upcoming trial of alleged fraudster, Armenian-American Levon Dermen. That trial is scheduled to start on January 27th, and includes an exhibit entitled ‘Text messages between Jacob Kingston and John Saldivar.’

Breaking Belize NewsPJ

Coronavirus now responsible for over 50 deaths; Canada and Australia confirms first cases
The deadly virus believed to have originated in Wuhan, China has now claimed the lives […]

Chinese celebrate New Year; Year of the Rat
China is recognized for its rich history and culture and today, Chinese around the world […]

Dangriga businessman murdered inside his business place
Authorities are investigating the murder of a Dangriga businessman that occurred last night. Just after […]

Belize City businessman murdered last night
Authorities are investigating the murder of Belize City businessman, Ernesto Williams. Police responded to the […]

Victim of shooting admitted in critical condition
Authorities are investigating a shooting incident that occurred last night and left a 24-year-old man […]

Herman Longsworth on the hot seat: Despite “impropriety of relationship,” company completed Marion Jones works
Former Minister of State for Sports, Herman Longsworth, has released a statement explaining his “affiliation” […]

Blogs

Secret Adventure Spot In Belize – Mountain Pine Ridge
Escape the ordinary and dare to find this piece of heaven hidden amid the granite mountains of the Mountain Pine Ridge and in the evergreen refreshing smell of the pine trees. Rio On Pools and the Rio Frio Cave are where adventure awaits! The Rio on pools is located fifteen miles off the Western Highway with a scenic drive on the rustic road going towards the Mountain Pine Ridge Reserve. You will encounter a parking lot and a picnic site. Once you have arrived, your hike begins in the Mountain Pine Ridge. 

Why North Americans Flock to Belize to Start a New Life
If you’ve spent any time in Belize before, the first thing you’ll realize is that life is at an easy-going, slower pace than that of its North American Neighbors, and while life in the fast lane is fun, there comes a time when we all have that longing to sit back, relax and enjoy what you’ve worked for, and Belize is the perfect place for that. While Belize is an investment haven and has many opportunities in real estate and income-generating options, the lifestyle this tiny country can offer is one of its greatest assets.

In a Bold Move for the Environment, Belize Bans Single-Use Plastics
On January 14, 2020, Regulations aimed at phasing out single-use plastics in Belize were signed into law by the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries, Forestry, the Environment, Sustainable Development and Immigration. The decision to implement these measures to reduce plastic use and consumption was required in order to mitigate the harmful effects of pollution on the environment.

International Sourcesizz

Birding With Benefits: How Nature Improves Our Mental Mindsets
Birding. It just makes you feel good. Everything else that comes from it is simply a byproduct. Simple as that. Anyone who birds a favorite park over and over knows intuitively why they keep going back: It just feels good. Being in nature—pausing in it, sitting with it, discovering its wonders—brings a sense of calm and renewal. Now science is backing up our intuition with data and revealing the benefits run much, much deeper. Of hundreds of published studies, none alone is definitive, but together they offer a growing sense of what’s lost as people spend more time than ever indoors.

Videos

  • Channel 5 Obituaries - MARGARET ROSE SEALY SORLORZANO, 1.5min.

  • British Army: Jungle Warfare - Mayan Warrior Training, 5.5min. A UNILAD production, which focuses on the British Army training programme in Belize, CA.

  • Diving Belize..., 3min. Scuba diving...

  • Sailing with la Sirena Azul in Belize, 4min.

  • 2013 Belize Snorkeling Trip Nurse Shark Find 4K, 5min. Unbelievable corals and snorkeling off Silk Caye, Belize. We came across a Nurse shark chilling at the bottom.

  • Scuba Belize, 5.5min.

  • Swimming with nurse sharks! | Caveman snorkeling tour Caye Caulker Belize, 12min. Welcome to our 19th vlog! You should watch this video before going to Caye Caulker, Belize! In this video we will show you what to do on the island of Caye Caulker and how we almost got attacked by a shark ;)