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The San Pedro Sun

Lobster season closes February 15th
San Pedro resident and fisherman Billy Melgar has been actively fishing for three years and said he felt this season wasn’t as good as the previous one. He told The San Pedro Sun that his catches were not as abundant as in previous seasons and believes this is a result of illegal fishing done during the closed season. He further stated that the closed season should be longer as a proposed solution. Jair, another fisherman, said he experienced a similar decrease in the catch, but he personally felt like enforcement was strict, as he and his colleagues have seen the consequences imposed rather quickly on lawbreakers. They said they adhere to the regulations as it’s beneficial for the entire fishing community. The San Pedro Sun will follow up with this story when the Fisheries Department issues its official numbers at the closing of the season.

Various Belizean Sources

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Taxi crashes near Benque
Accident at the entrance of Benque Viejo. Drive with caution....

San Pedro Carnaval 2020!
CARNAVAL FUN! is just around the corner! Are you guys ready?! Kicking off the Carnaval celebrations is our Annual Carnaval Fiesta at the Central Park with bouncy houses, face painting, booths, San Pedro Dance Academy, Titans Mas Band, DJ Strikah and Island Sensations. Beginning on Sunday, the comparsas will dance and serenade the streets of San Pedro Town and painters will be having fun on Barrier Reef Drive, all throughout Tuesday, where we will celebrate at the Central Park with a DJ playing the latest hits.

Pueblo Nuevo Ferry Closing for four days
The Ministry of Works would like to announce that the "Pueblo Nuevo Ferry" or "New River Ferry" in Corozal will be closed on Wednesday, February 19th 2020 from 8:00 a.m. to Sunday February 23rd at 5:00 p.m.. The objective is to repair leakages that the Ferry has suffered due to damages received from a solid object at the bottom surface of the structure and also to take advantage to address issues that the ferry requires. We apologize for any inconveniences caused by this situation but repairs are necessary to have this ferry back to safety standards, as it will bring much relief to motorists that use the ferry on a daily basis. Ministry of Works

2020 Women in Art Fair
The SISE HoC is having their 2020 Women in Art Fair on Saturday, March 14th, at the Cayo Welcome Center. Just a month away. If you're a female artist and want to participate, contact the HoC.

CAWS Low Cost Spay and Neuter Clinic
If you missed the Bullet Tree clinic on Saturday, there is another one today. There are clinics coming up in Cayo, Benque, and many other villages in the area.

Gilly's Landing in Cayo opens in just 1 week
We're finally down to the finishing touches at Gilly's Landing! It has taken a year but where almost ready to open the doors now. The river is lookin' awesome, the view is the best, the beer is going on ice, Big Show planned for the 22nd, and La Ruta Maya paddlers are up and down. Stop by and check us out!

THE MAYA WARRIOR CODE
In order to understand the Maya warrior code, it is helpful to first understand that their military was actually much more complex than most people may realize. Each city-state had its own army, but the structure and hierarchy in each city was fairly similar. At the head of each war band was a chief, known as a nacom, who was elected to a three year term by the other warriors. Most of the warriors were holcans, who were full-time, professionals. Besides the actual system, and more important than it, were the actual values and beliefs that the average Maya warrior followed.

Back To Prom is NEXT Saturday at Crazy Canucks Beach Bar
Show us your old prom pics...to get in the mood!!!! We will have a DJ all night. Free shots. And we will crown a Prom King and Queen!

Amandala

Two lives snuffed out from gun violence in Hattieville, minutes apart
The first incident occurred in the New Site area around 9:50 a.m. Reports are that Rony Anderson was riding a bicycle, when an assailant shot him multiple times to the body from behind. Ten minutes later, around 10:00 a.m. someone fired several shots at Kenroy Danderson, who was sitting at the bus stop that is a stone’s throw away from the Hattieville Police Station.

Breaking Belize NewsPJ

Hattieville murders under investigation
Authorities are investigating the shooting death of Ronnie Anderson that occurred this morning in Belize […]

SUV valued at $45,000 stolen in Belize City
Authorities are investigating a report of a stolen vehicle in Belize City. Kimberly Soberanis Lopez […]

Man, 33, stabbed and robbed in Belize City last night
Rene Ranguy,33, reported that about 10:15 last night he was walking on Newtown Barracks, Belize […]

Brothers fight, stab each other in Belize City last night
Authorities are investigating a double stabbing that occurred last night in Belize City. Around 9:25 […]

Two murders reported in Hattieville minutes apart
BBN has received information that an incident in Hattieville a while ago was actually two […]

Blogs

Corozal House of Culture, held their "Art In The Park" on February 15Th, 2020
Corozal House Of Culture held its monthly Art In The Park on Saturday, February 15TH, 2020 at the Corozal Central Park. Corozal Art In The Park is an event, that provides visitors the opportunity to meet 230+ artists and purchase their works. Live entertainment and food booths make this a great family one night only experience! This month's theme was Valentine's. Countless, people from across Belize attended Art In The Park to witness the display's each booth had such as, Art displayed that included paintings, pottery, Miss Deb's food Truck, plants, kids jumper, pieces of jewelry, pastries, Mama Belize Chips, food, Rotary of Corozal, El Dorado, Chill's Creation, Corozal Artists By The Bay, and woodworking from across of the country’s finest artists.

Fantastic Location, Friendly and Comfortable: White Sands Cove Resort
A turn at the sign and down a long sandy driveway – this is a big property and a hotel that has been around for about 20 years. I stepped into the office – and found the next thing I really like in an Ambergris Caye hotel – super friendly staff who really care about the spot. We went out to sit by the pool bar and restaurant – so I could hear about the amenities and tours as well as get a feel for the area. There are actually quite a few restaurants and bars within easy walking distance like Aji Restaurant and the new Capricorn.

Chan Chich Lodge – A Unique Jungle Lodge In Belize
Chan Chich (Little Bird in Mayan), is a prime example of private conservation efforts in Belize, as far back as the 80’s. It is different because, although privately owned, it serves the purpose of preserving the ecology and wildlife of the northwestern part of the country. It boggles the mind that a modern jungle resort sits smack in the middle of 30,000 acres of wilderness, surrounded by half a million acres of conservation lands. Here the wildlife opportunity is believed to be the best in the Americas. Chan Chich has a fascinating back story, with the late Sir Barry Bowen at its center. He had a vision without which Chan Chich would not exist. In the decades before our Independence of 1981, the Belize Estate and Produce Company had been exploiting Belize’s valuable chicle and hardwood for export. Sir Barry Manfield Bowen K.CM.G., a seventh-generation Belizean entrepreneur, purchased the holdings of the B.E.P. Company. In order to survey his purchase, Sir Barry led an expedition into the then remote, practically inaccessible jungle of northwest Belize.

International Sourcesizz

Cast Mesoamerican Coral Reef’s Health Index Declines After Years of Improvement
The health of the world’s second-largest coral system, the Mesoamerican Reef spreading from Mexico to Central America, has taken a turn for the more severe and faces additional threats from climate change, based on a report by a group of scientists. The Reef Health Index (RHI), which incorporates ecological data into a “Dow Jones”-style index, confirmed that the coral’s rating had fallen to 2.5 in 2018 from 2.8 in its earlier rating report in 2016. The Mesoamerican Reef’s health had been enhancing since 2006 when scientists first started giving ratings to measure its general condition and awarded it a 2.3 rating that year. The largest drop in reef health was due to significant decreases in commercial and herbivorous fish on the back of unsustainable fishing activities, particularly in Honduras, the report’s authors stated.

Authorities in Belize believe top suspect in Roanoke doctor's killing is dead
Authorities in Belize say the top suspect in last summer’s killing of a Carilion Clinic doctor is believed to be dead. Dr. Gary Swank was on vacation when he and his Belize guide, Mario Graniel , were found fatally shot on a lagoon while fishing in the town of San Pedro on June 23. On Feb. 6, Commissioner Chester Williams of the Belize Police Department told The San Pedro Sun the unnamed prime suspect in the case had been killed in Guatemala.

Police officer forms basketball team for at-risk kids, transforming their lives
It all started when Los Angeles police officer Ivan Lombard-Jackson was out on patrol and started playing basketball with a 7-year-old. "After awhile, I asked him if he would like to join a basketball team," Lombard-Jackson said. "He told me at the time, 'Hell yeah!' And at that point, I was like, 'Well, we'll work on your language later.'" Because there wasn't a team, the officer gathered donations, created one and signed up with a park league. "We ended up going undefeated," he said. Lombard-Jackson played basketball in college and eventually played professionally in Belize, Central America.

Videos

  • Belize 2020 highlights of our trip, 5min.

  • Reef Fishing, San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize, bait and lure trolling, February 2020., 36min. Help drive away the winter blues with sone sunshine and a video of rod fishing using baits and lures.off Ambergris Caye, Belize, inside and outside the reef and catching a wide spectrum of Snappers, and Barracuda,

  • Belize 01 2020, 4min. This is short video from our trip to Belize last month.

  • Sailing from Guatemala to Belize, 21min. We explore the indescribable Cayo Quemado and Rio Dulce before sailing north to Placencia, Belize.

  • Belize Zoo - Feeding the Pelicans, 2min.

  • Belize Zoo - Toucan, 1min.

  • Swimming with Bonefish, Glover's Reef Atoll, Belize, 1.5min.