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The San Pedro Sun

Ministry of Health Clarifies Rumored Case of COVID-19 in Dangriga
The Ministry of Health hereby clarifies the rumors circulating on social media of a ‘suspected case of Coronavirus COVID-19 in Dangriga Town.’ Belize remains free of any case of COVID-19 (formerly known as novel coronavirus) and there is no suspected case at this time in the country. As part of our routine investigation, three Belizeans were investigated based on specific epidemiological information shared upon re-entry into Belize and they are being checked on by the Health Department on a daily basis.

SPTC announces first phase of beach reclamation project at Boca del Rio
A project that will see a much needed rehabilitation of the Boca del Rio beach strip is set to commence on March 15, 2020. The area is popular with beach bars and restaurants, but lack a proper beach and the constant vehicular traffic has made the area less family- friendly, and has contributed to its ongoing erosion. To address the matter, the initial phase of the project aims at implementing new traffic regulations between Sand Piper and Spider Lily Streets, next to the San Pedro High School (SPHS).

Hope Haven to hold free weekly Yoga classes on Thursdays in San Pedro
San Pedro residents will be delighted to know that on Thursdays, free yoga classes will be held at Hope Haven Children’s Home. The first class was held on Thursday, February 13th and was led by Shannon Reeder of Iguana Juan’s Restaurant. The classes will be held weekly on Thursdays from 6pm to 7pm; all materials are included and it is open to all levels of experience.

Island Invasion takes over San Pedro Town
After a short hiatus, “Island Invasion” took San Pedro Town for the weekend once again. The much anticipated event, which was organized by Brian Halliday and his team, started on Saturday February 15th, at Sunset Lounge. Multiple DJ’s from Belize City provided an array of music for party goers, including sounds from the likes of DJ Julian, DJ Kris, Evolution Sounds, and DJ Odyssey to name a few. Fans also had the opportunity for a meet and greet with international DJ Jay Shale and her crew.

Ambergris Today

Early Village Life Of Our Founding Fathers
It was 1848 during the Caste War that the Mestizo refugees escaped from Yucatan Mexico and settled on Ambergris Caye in this area now known as San Pedro. The site was probably chosen because it was high land and the narrowest stretch on the island. Furthermore, it was near the Boca del Rio, a channel that allowed them easy access to both the front and leeward sides of the island. At the time Belize was under British control and had made their settlement in what is known as Belize City today. However, the British assumed ownership of the entire country from Rio Hondo in the north to Sarstoon River in the South.

Office The Prime Minister Announces Changes To The Cabinet
Cabinet had a meeting on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 and announced that the Prime Minister will advise the Governor General that: (a) The Attorney General Senator Hon. Michael Peyrefitte be appointed as the substantive Minister of National Security to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of the Hon. John Saldivar as Minister of National Security. The Minister of State for the Ministry of National Security, the Hon. Elodio Aragon Jr. be responsible for the supervision of the Ministry’s day-to-day management.

Free Eye Exams By BelizeKids.Org At The Lions Den
BelizeKids.org is a non-profit organization focused on helping kids in Belize. Currently they are only on our beautiful island of Ambergris Caye but plan to expand to help kids throughout the country. Doctors are back on the island and are offering free eye exams in collaboration with the Belize Council for the Visually Impaired (BCVI). The doctors are from Stanford.

Belize Is One Of The First Countries To Support New Global Alliance “30by30”
In 2019, Belize joined nine other countries in supporting the United Kingdom-led initiative “30by30” aimed at safeguarding the world’s ocean and protecting its precious wildlife. The 30by30 initiative is a call to action for at least a 30% target of the global ocean to be under protected status as marine protected areas by the year 2030. This call was first made by the Government of the United Kingdom at the United Nations General Assembly last year, at which Belize was represented by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Honourable Wilfred Elrington.

Various Belizean Sources

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Happy 20th Anniversary to the Castillo's Hardware Co. Ltd. family!
What an amazing milestone!

CPR and Emergency First Responder Training by BTB
For those wishing to conduct CPR and/or First Response Training to stakeholders, kindly see requirements and more information below.

Banquitas House of Culture in Orange Walk Town Invites you to the Juan Carnaval Exhibition
One Maya intangible heritage that has seen a recent revival is known as "Juan Carnaval" or "Carnaval", which was a popular celebration carried out in the northern districts of Belize. This year the Banquitas House of Culture will be hosting the annual Juan Carnaval Exhibition on 22nd, February 2020. The celebration will commence with a Parade at 8:00 a.m from the Banquitas House of Culture, down Queen Victoria Avenue, onto Bakers Street, through Lovers Lane and culminating at the Central Park for the start of the Comparsa Exhibitions.

Street Art Festival 2020
Don't miss out on NICH's premier art festival! Saturday February 29th in the City!! Come out and join in on Celebrating 10 years of Belize's most prestigious Creative event— the annual Street Art Festival! February 29th on Albert Street, Downtown, Belize City. A day filled with Art, Live Music, Fashion and a bunch more activities for the entire family. Come out and party with us, as we celebrate Belize's Art Culture and many more!

No Classes on Thursday due to BNTU participation in Belize City protest

Murder in Corozal
On Tuesday, February 18th February, 2020, at about 7:39 p.m., Police responded to a report of a person on a street in Corozal Town. Officers went to the corner of Olga Marin Drive and Santa Maria Street where they found the body of Angel De Jesus Cahueque. Earlier in the night at 7:35 p.m. Cahueque was standing in front of his residence when a person came and fatally shot him. Cahueque was 26 years old.

Paint N Splash
See you this week at from 2-4pm Thursday to paint to paint “Fly Away”.

Walter Castillo Asks for Help
Buy a ridiculously gorgeous, always-makes-you happy thinking of Belize painting and help an artist out: Still collecting fund for me to get it done privately and stay resting after surgery. If you are interested in getting paintings, now is the chance.

Plein Air Workshop
Yaoling Lee will be facilitating the Plein Air Workshop at the Benque House of Culture (NICH) this Saturday. Inviting the visual artists to join working in harmony with the elements of nature for the Plein Air Workshop, facilitated by Yaoling Lee this Saturday February 22nd,2020. This is the last session for the season with Yaoling Lee

Belize Cultural Development Fund
Have any ideas about preserving or highlighting Belizean culture? Be sure and apply for the BCDF if you do. Culture is what Cayo's all about, and it's reflected in so many of the amazing events that happen here.

Pictures from the launch of The River of Art Solo Exhibition by Yaoling Lee
Exhibit runs until March 5th,2020

Marketing Exposition
Edward P. Yorke High School is organizing a marketing exposition to be held on Wednesday, February 26th, 2020. The objective of the exposition is to promote small businesses within our community by exposing students to the business world as well as assisting them with forming relationships with different businesses around Belize. The BTB is pleased to contribute to this event.

Development of National Open Government Action Plans in Belize
Trust for the Americas / OAS, will be hosting its second webinar to strengthen the capacity of the Belize Ecosystem towards the development of a National Open Government Action Plan. The webinar will be held tomorrow, February 20, 2020 at 10:30 am to 12:00 noon both online and onsite at BTEC Conference Room, Belize City.

Channel 7

The UDP At A Credibility Crossroads: Who Will Lead
The power dynamic in the UDP remains fluid, and, tonight, best information suggests that the leader who will emerge from the rubble of the John Saldivar meltdown is NOT Hugo Patt.  Reports tell us that Deputy Prime Minister and First Deputy Leader Patt has told his colleagues he doesn't want the party leadership.  And that points to the next man in line, who .you guessed it Patrick Faber.  That's right, 10 days after he was soundly defeated in a National Convention, reports suggest that Faber could be poised to take back the leadership of the UDP.   But we stress "could be" because while Faber is back in the hunt, he will only get it if no other suitable leadership prospect emerges. And tonight, some in the party are looking for one.  

Seine Byte Fire Leaves 30 Homeless
Yesterday we told you about a  fire at a long barracks in the village of Seine Bight that left 30 people homeless. We also told you about the bucket brigade of villagers who banded together to fight the flames. Nevertheless, the building burned to the ground. And, today, Cherisse Halsall went south to get a firsthand perspective on the devastation caused: 14 families are homeless today after this building burned to the ground and the question right now is what could have started a fire in a location where up to thirty people lived. Kenneth Mortis - Station Supervisor: "We learnt that it originated in the room number one of the 14-barracks structure. And the cause of this fire was due to an electrical overload..."

Fire Dept Phones On The Fry
That village bucket brigade may have been brought together by community morale but the people of Seine Bight might have been forced to become first responders because the fire truck took longer than expected to get there.  And that's because the phones at the Placencia fire station weren't working. And today Station Supervisor at Fire Service Headquarters Kenneth Mortis said that they've been having issues with their phones countrywide.   Reporter: "In order for the fire service representatives down south to have gotten that information they had to get it from the Placencia police because their (phone) numbers weren't working..."

Man Murdered after Drinking Spree in Champon
There are two murders to report tonight - one in the north and the other in the west.  We start in the west where a 24 year old was found dead after an evening of partying in "Champon" - the area between Benque Viejo and Melchor.   Robert Nunez was last seen on Sunday, and when he didn't return home that night, his mother reported him missing.  He was found dead today.  Cherisse Halsall has more: 24 year old San Ignacio Resident Robert Nunez was last seen on Sunday when he left home.  He was in the Champon area between the Belize and Guatemala border later that day. He had been drinking and was seen with two Hispanic males. 

Man Named Angel Executed In Front Of His Home
And while that 24 year old was found dead this morning, a 26 year old was killed on front of his home last night.  It happened in Corozal Town where, around 7:30 someone showed up at Angel Cahueque's home on Santa Maria Street calling for him.  He stepped out to see who it was and the man calling for him shot him dead.

The Bar Association Sues The CJ
In November, we told you about the pending lawsuit that the Bar Association filed against Chief Justice Kenneth Benjamin.  It pertains to one of the disputes that the Bar has with the Chief Justice, and it was one of the reasons why DPP Cheryl-Lynn Vidal and senior members of the Bar boycotted last month's ceremonial opening of the Supreme Court.  For about 2 years and counting, the Chief Justice, as the Chair of the Judicial and Legal Services Commission- or JLSC for short - has been preventing the DPP from sitting in the Commission's meetings as President of the Bar Association.

Elections and Boundaries Chair Explains Why No Redistricting
So, while the Chief Justice is one of the defendants in the Bar's lawsuit, he is acting as the presiding judge in an important case leading up to the 2020 General Elections.  As we told you last night, Michael Ashcroft has successfully joined the redistricting lawsuit that the Belize Peace Movement and others have brought against the Elections and Boundaries Commission and the Government. They say that the time has long past since the Commission needed to carry out a redistricting exercise to fix the huge disparity in the sizes of  Belize's 31 electoral divisions.

Motorbike Rider Dies In Fatal Accident
41-year-old Roberto Cordova died yesterday as a result of a traffic accident near Placencia's Thunderbird junction. It happened around 4:30 in the evening when 27-year-old Justin Linarez, driving a black Ford Fusion around a curve, allegedly drifted into the opposite lane. Cordova was on a motorcycle, and attempted to dodge Linarez's vehicle but lost control and collided with the Ford before crashing to the pavement. 

Construction Workers Fall From Building
Viewers will remember that in September of last year, 2 construction workers died in the Belize City Civic Center after they fell from a scaffold while doing some works on the Center's roof. Well, there was another construction accident in Belize City today, but fortunately, neither of the two construction workers who fell lost their lives.  This one happened at the height of the morning rush in the heart of the city.  At 8:05, two men fell from the former Paslow building - which is now being named the Belize Heritage Plaza.   It is uncertain at this time what happened, but these men, identified to us only by their last names, Carrillo and Sanker, had an approximate 14-foot fall off the BUILDING that they were working on.

Fire in Hattieville Restaurant Started At Fast Food Joint
Earlier in the news we told you about a fire in Seine Bight where 30 people lost their homes, but a sixty-year-old man from Hattieville also lost his home to a fire yesterday. It happened at around 2:15 in the afternoon when his neighbour, 38-year-old Leticia Smith, rushed out to pick up a child she was scheduled to babysit leaving her stove unattended.  Kenneth Mortis - Station Supervisor: "Minutes after the team in Placencia was fighting at Seine Bight village, we here in the city received one of a structure fire in progress in the Hattieville village some 16 miles out of town. As usual we responded. And when we responded we observed two collapsed structures that had already burned out..."

Unions Strike It Up For Protest Tomorrow
Tomorrow morning in Belize City, the National Trade Union Congress of Belize is calling all its members along with the business community and regular citizens to join them in what is being called a  march against corruption.

Channel 5

“Only the People Can Save the People” – the N.T.U.C.B. to Take to the Streets
The ten unions of the National Trade Union Congress of Belize have not taken to the streets for years, but this Thursday, their presence will be felt in Belize City [...]

Angel Cahueque is Executed Outside His House in Corozal Town
There were two separate murders in the north and west. There hasn’t been a murder in Corozal since February second, but all that changed on Tuesday night when a resident [...]

Robert Nunez Found Dead After Being Reported Missing
In San Ignacio, a family’s worst fears were confirmed. Robert Nunez left his house on Sunday morning; he crossed the border heading to Melchor and later on that same day, [...]

John Saldivar is Still a U.D.P.
Turning to the issue that has been dominating the news since the start of the year… What is the future of disgraced politician John Saldivar with the United Democratic Party, [...]

Peyre Says He’s Not Replacing ‘Sista B’ in Queen Square
On the issue of internal politics within the U.D.P., we asked the chairman, who lost to Phillip Willoughby two years ago at a convention in Port Loyola, if he will [...]

D.P.P.’s Lawsuit Against Chief Justice Heard
There is an unprecedented case before the courts involving the Director of Public Prosecutions. While serving as the President of the Bar Association, Cheryl-Lynn Vidal was ousted from meetings held [...]

Bar Association Confident with Case Against the Chief Justice
The Chief Justice’s position on the matter is that there is a constitutional conflict for Vidal to be both the Director of Public Prosecution and the President of the Bar [...]

Bar Association Ask Court to Declare Commission’s Decision Unconstitutional
The Bar, according to Marshalleck, is asking the court to rule that the decisions that the commission took over the past two years are unconstitutional and should be reversed. He [...]

Accused Murderers are Freed of Charge
A trio of men, accused in the murder of Raheem Requeña in December 2012, is freed of the charge tonight. The case against Kenneth Barrow, Jermaine Garnett and Keshawn Gentle [...]

Santi Predicts Endorsement of Patrick Faber for New U.D.P. Leader
As we reported earlier, the United Democratic Party meets Thursday morning in Belmopan where the prime minister will attempt to chart a new course, following the turbulent headwinds that the [...]

P.U.P. Plans for Reform
The recent scandals in the United Democratic Party has reigniting the conversation and call from the public for better governance structures and practices.  Today, in an interview on Open Your [...]

The P.U.P. on Campaign Finance Reform
As we reported earlier in the newscast, on Thursday, the unions will take to the streets in protest having submitted six urgent demands to the government in the fight against [...]

Redistricting Needed, but Not So Close to a General Election
There is a case before the courts brought by the Belize Peace Movement and joined by Lord Michael Ashcroft against the government on the issue of redistricting. There are thirty-one [...]

Construction Workers Fall off Scaffold
Two construction workers this morning fell from a twenty feet high scaffold. It happened at a construction site on Queen Street Belize City. The men were working on what in [...]

More Safety Measures to be Implemented for Construction Workers
According to Arana, since the Downtown Rejuvenation Project commenced four years ago, this is the first major incident that occurred. He says that safety measures for the workers will be [...]

House of Culture and Downtown Rejuvenation Project 80% Completed
The House of Culture and Downtown Rejuvenation Project is being financed by the Government of Belize and the Taiwan International Cooperation and Development Fund.  Project Director John Arana says that major [...]

Michael “Chips” Norales, the New Deputy of Belize CitCo
There is a new deputy mayor for Belize City. He is Michael “Chip” Norales, who was elected at the recent caucus of the council and will work side by side [...]

An Electrical Fire Displaced 25 Persons in Seine Bight
Fire officials say that electrical overload is the cause of the fire that left twenty-five persons without a home. Shortly after two on Tuesday afternoon, Placencia fire-fighters were called out [...]

Hattieville Fire Caused by Unattended Cooking on the Stove
Just after that fire started in Seine Bight, another was reported in Hattieville around two-thirty on Tuesday afternoon.  Three small structures were destroyed by the time firefighters arrived on the [...]

Dylan Needs Your Help!
A young mother is seeking the public’s help with medical expenses. Dylan Ysaguirre, a tour guide and entrepreneur, is temporarily paralyzed. It’s caused by a rare disease that has left [...]

Amandala

Missing Robert Nunez found dead
This morning, the body of Robert Nunez, 24, was found near Mile 74 on the George Price highway.

Non-school day tomorrow, February 20, 2020
Ministry of Education declares non-school day tomorrow, February 20, 2020 for government and government-aided schools

Construction workers fell from scaffold
There was an accident a short while ago on Queen Street in Belize City. Reports at that two construction workers fell from a scaffold ...

The Reporter

No School: NTUCB & Many Other Unions Will March
There will be no school on Тhurѕdау, Fеbruаrу 20. Тhе Міnіѕtrу ѕаіd thаt thе dау wіll bе grаntеd tо ѕаfеguаrd іtѕ rеѕоurсеѕ, fіnаnсіаl аnd оthеrwіѕе.

Body Of Robert Nunez Found Near Guatemala Border
The Reporter has confirmed with family members that the body of Robert Nunez, 24, was found earlier today near the Western Border.

Fatal Shooting In Corozal
Corozal Police are investigating the murder of a man in Corozal Town Tuesday night. Responding to reports of gunshots around 7:40pm...

LOVE FM

ITVET Stakeholder meeting in Dangriga
The Stann Creek Institute for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (ITVET) conducted stakeholders meeting this morning at the Red Cross building in Dangriga to introduce new programs

Non-school day announced for tomorrow
And in an unexpected move from the Ministry of Education, an announcement was sent out earlier today dubbing tomorrow a non-school day to accommodate the teachers and students who will be demonstrating.

Two men injured after falling off a scaffold in downtown Belize
Two construction workers were rushed to the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital this morning after they suffered a fall off a scaffold. The incident occurred at Ground Zero, corner Queen and North Front Streets. The men are a part of a crew contracted to build the Belize Heritage Plaza. The two workers were reportedly on the second floor of the building, approximately 15-20 feet high. According to the Project Director, John Arana, an investigation is being conducted to find out how the incident occurred.

Unions set to demonstrate
Dozens of buses are expected to roll into the old capital tomorrow for a massive demonstration called for by the National Trade Union Congress of Belize (NTUCB). As many as ten unions will be marching in solidarity with the NTUCB as they call on the Government to meet six demands put forth via a press conference on Monday, February 17.

Angel Cahueque, killed in front of his home
26-year-old Angel de Jesus Cahueque, a laborer of Corozal Town was gunned down last night just before eight o’clock in front of his home.

OSH bill still in consultation
It was only last year that a similar incident transpired inside the Belize Civic Centre. That incident resulted in two persons dead and six injured. It brought about a discussion on the Occupational Safety and Health Bill (OSH Bill) which was one of several demands made by the BNTU back in September 2016.

Chief Justice’s judgement on the JLSC brought into question
Justice Michelle Arana is hearing arguments against the Chief Justice in his capacity of the Chairman of the Judicial and Legal Services Commission. As the Chairman of this Commission, Benjamin took action against the Director of Public Prosecutions, Cheryl Lyn Vidal when he excluded her from the meetings of the commission.

Ervin Pitts; six years of prison for rape
Ervin Pitts was sentenced to six years in prison after being found guilty of rape. The allegation is that Pitts forced a 34-year-old woman to perform oral sex on him at a house on April 2, 2018.

Fire in Hattieville, caused by unattended stove
A fire that took place in Hattieville yesterday afternoon just after two o’clock completely destroyed a food stall in the village and the home which belonged to a 68-year-old man.

Belize City Council Appoints new Deputy Mayor
The Belize City Council has appointed a new Deputy Mayor in the name of Michael Norales. The practice within the council is that a City Councilor is elected within the Council's Caucus to serve as Deputy Mayor for a period of one year.

Breaking Belize NewsPJ

Belize City Council appoints new Deputy Mayor
Belize City Councillor Michael Norales has been appointed as the city’s new Deputy Mayor. Per […]

Honduran Ministry of Health says no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the country
A 52-year-old woman that arrived yesterday in Honduras was taken in by health authorities after […]

No school tomorrow, teachers headed to protest
Today, the Ministry of Education (MOE) announced that it is granting a “non-school day” for […]

National Student Union of Belize to join demonstration tomorrow
The National Student Union of Belize issued a statement informing that it will be joining […]

Barracks valued at $73,000 destroyed by fire
Authorities are investigating the cause of a fire that destroyed an entire barracks in Seine […]

Police investigate murder of Angel Cahueque
Authorities are investigating the murder of Corozal resident, Angel de Jesus Cahueque, 26. Police reports […]

Missing San Ignacio man found dead
The body of missing San Ignacio resident, Robert Nunez, was discovered this morning near the […]

Body found near Western border
A body was found this morning somewhere along the highway near the Western Border. According […]

Southern Workers Union to host demonstration tomorrow
Today, the Southern Workers Union issued a statement calling on all Belizeans to join them […]

PUP says it is ready to address Crime, Corruption and Creation of Employment
John Briceno says that the People’s United Party, as the government in waiting, is ready […]

Why Be a Belize Tourist When You Can Become a Homeowner?
The Belize real estate market isn’t just hot; it’s sizzling. A big reason for this […]

John Briceno says ‘Enough is Enough!’
PUP Leader, John Briceno, this morning made an appearance on Channel 5’s Open Your Eyes […]

John Briceno: “Next PUP government will strengthen governance in Belize”
This morning, People’s United Party (PUP) leader, John Briceno made an appearance on Channel 5’s […]

Construction workers fall off scaffold in Belize City
Reports to BBN indicate that two construction workers fell off a scaffold this morning near […]

Angel Cahueque murdered at his home in Corozal
Authorities are investigating the murder of Angel de Jesus Cahueque, 26, of Corozal. Reports indicate […]

House fires in Hattieville may have been caused by unattended stove
Authorities are investigating the cause of a fire that destroyed two wooden structures in Hattieville […]

Support Belize Brain Awareness Society; order your T-shirts today
Brain Awareness Week will be held this year from March 16th to 22nd, 2020. The […]

Corozal murder victim identified as Angel Cahueque
Last night we reported on a murder in Corozal Town. Today we can confirm that […]

Blogs

Stargazing in Belize
Stargazing is an old age tradition, but for many, a clear view of the sky is becoming rare. Luckily for those traveling in Belize, finding a dark site to view the night sky is never out of reach. Belize has a low population density with little industrial development. There is little to no light pollution in much of the country. Whether jungle or coast, stargazing in Belize is often as easy as stepping out into the night air. Check out this constellation guide to help you as you gaze up into the Belizean night sky.

How to spend 3 days in Ambergris Caye – Belize
I recently spent three days in Ambergris Caye and had an incredible time. Using Pelican Reef Villas in quiet South Ambergris Caye as my base, I went on amazing tours, leisurely explored the island, and met many wonderful people, all of which reminded me of why Ambergris Caye is the most popular destination in Belize. Unlike many other beach destinations, visitors to Ambergris Caye are not restricted to their all-inclusive resorts, on-site amenities and certain tours. Instead, they vacation within a community and can participate and absorb it all. They’ll bump into resort staff in downtown San Pedro and meet their kids or go on impromptu bar crawls with their tour guides. All of Belize is like this, but in Ambergris Caye it happens more easily.

Farmers growing cacao in a forest reserve
Thirty-one farmers are at the forefront, making history implementing Belize’s first agroforestry concession — a climate-smart farming adaptation contributing to sustainable development. As residents of Trio Village, a community buffering a protected area, the farmers envisioned gaining legal access to the 36,000 acre Maya Mountain North Forest Reserve (MMNFR) in 2012. The group members of TFCG are seeing the benefits of sustainable agricultural practices and are already envisioning opportunities such as beekeeping, ecotourism, and value-adding of cacao in the form of chocolate.

Vacation Volunteering in Belize
As a repeat visitor to San Pedro, I look forward to returning each year for Kelly Maguire’s annual birthday bash/SAGA fundraiser. I spent the winter of 2016/2017 on Ambergris Caye. A record snowfall of 108” the year before drove me to flee New England in search of a warmer winter. Armed with my laptop and two suitcases, I found myself a small apartment in San Pedro and was able to work remotely until Spring. Meeting people, however, was a different story. I didn’t want to fall into the bar scene, so volunteering seemed like a great way to meet like-minded people. I had been involved with fundraising for animal shelters for 15+ years, so I messaged the folks at SAGA and showed up to sell raffle tickets at their Superbowl party.

Why Kitesurfing Should Be Your New Hobby!
Minutes from the island of Ambergris Caye, you’ll find another perfect location for kitesurfing. Passion Kite’s pristine sandbar with waist-deep water is a kitesurfer’s dream. It’s here that MJ Leslie of Passion Kite Belize teaches Kitesurfing when the conditions are right. Offering equipment, and lessons from beginner to advanced, MJ has been kitesurfing for over 10 years and was born and raised in San Pedro. A floating ‘kite lounge’ is your shelter in between rides.

Classic Brewed Coffee In Corozal
Looking for coffee in Corozal? somewhere to purchase coffee? Everyone loves coffee. If you are around in Corozal, finding coffee, we introduce to you, Classic Brewed Coffee in Corozal. Classic Brewed Coffee is located in Second Street South In Corozal. Classic Brewed Coffee offers various options of brewed coffee drinks of your choice, chamoyada, smoothies, hot Americano, Cheese Dip, Ice Cream and lots more on the menu. Come visit us today and try our menu items in Corozal.

International Sourcesizz

Corresponding banking, de-risking come up at CARICOM Inter-Sessional summit
CARICOM leaders who are preparing to wrap up their two-day inter-sessional summit in Barbados have discussed the problems associated with corresponding banking and de-risking as well as the listing of some Caribbean states as non-cooperative jurisdictions by the European Union. Antigua and Barbuda Prime Minister Gaston Browne, who is leading the region's response to the corresponding banking and de-risking issues, told the Caribbean Media Corporation that regional leaders will be encouraging the countries on the list to strengthen their anti-money laundering framework as well as their tax transparency framework.

Videos

  • Belize , Great blue wild - Wild life Animals |NAT GEO WILD, 40min. The Belize Barrier Reef is the second-largest coral reef system in the world. Estimated to be nearly 4,000 years old, its waters are home to an immense marine ecosystem. Explore a deep blue wilderness brimming with rare, exotic fish, sea turtles, sharks, and huge green morays.

  • We Went To Belize!!!, 8.5min.

  • Belize 2019 We Haul 2 Play, 4min. The community of Cedar Hill Middle School, Bays United and Lake Hill FC donated 388kg of sports equipment to Haul 2 Play which was donated to the children of the Cayo district in Belize.

  • Spearfishing Tilapia * Catch and Cook * Belize River, 13min. Went spearfishing and caught quite a lot of fish, I decided to cook up a tilapia and it was delicous.

  • Belize Dives, Panama City Diving, 2min. Some videos of our dives in Belize from past trips.

  • TIKAL, A MAYAN ADVENTURE & crossing the border from Belize to Guatemala, 5min. Star Wars movie set, jungle trek, monkeys and ancient Mayan Ruin. What more can you ask?

  • Pretty for A Dark Girl - New song Musical Guest: Juust Jewel, 16min.

  • ICDF & MOFA Taiwan Scholarships, 27min. Persons who are looking for opportunities to advance their education are encouraged to apply for the ICDF & MOFA Taiwan Scholarships. We invited their representatives to share the details of how you can submit your application for these fully-funded scholarships. Interested persons can submit their online application at the link listed. On our couch: Gillian Hu - Third Secretary, Taiwan Embassy. Gale Quiroz (ICDF) - Alumni. Clydie Aldana (MOFA Taiwan) - Alumni.

  • Attorney Richard "Dickie" Bradley - Campaigns Practices, 57min. The NTUCB is clamoring for the adoption of regulations to govern how political parties and aspiring politicians raise funds to support their campaigns. We invited attorney Richard "Dickie" Bradley to share best practices from other countries. He spoke about the laws in Jamaica and how they can be enacted locally.

  • Book - Dumb Things Parents Say to Their Children, 19min. Jennifer Williams is a Belizean American teacher and author who has published a book entitled: Dumb Things Parents Say to Their Children. She has been teaching for the last 20 years and says that words matter and have a lasting impact on the children she has encountered. We invited her on the show to talk about her inspiration for the book and how it can be used to teach parents how to encourage children using positive affirmations. The book is available for purchase on Amazon.

  • Preparation of the People's United Party to contest upcoming general elections, 58min. Hon. John Briceño was our guest to talk about the recent scandals and the preparation of the People's United Party to contest the upcoming general elections. He talked about their policies and how the party would work to tackle the developmental issues facing the country. The party has scheduled a demonstration for Sunday.

  • Skydiving Into the Blue Hole in Belize, 3min.

  • Skydiving into the Blue Hole, Belize , 8.5min.

  • Belize Parasail 2015 Feb, 4min.

  • San Pedro Belize blue marlin catch and release, 2.5min.

  • Down in Belize, 6min. Recently family and friends made their first journey to Hopkins, Belize. Adventures both at sea and high in the tree canopy were a real treat. Our Jewel of Belize provided numerous exhilarating thrills all around Hopkins where they trailed a jaguar during a jungle hike, went rappelling down a waterfall and caught barracuda out on the barrier reef. Come on "Down to Belize".

  • Belize - Cockscomb Jungle Hike, 18min.

  • Belize: Tropical Marine Ecology by Kelly Krause '21, 5min. This video depicts the course Belize: Tropical Marine Ecology and the experience we had as a class. It follows the class starting in Blue Creek and ending in South Water Caye. It includes all the adventures, excursions, experiments, and laughs that we shared together during the time abroad.

  • Belize: Tropical Marine Ecology by Stefan Anthopoulos '22, 2min. This film was shot over the 16 days we spent in Belize. Three days were spent at Blue Creek, the rest on South Water Caye.