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The San Pedro Sun
Letter to the Editor: The Way I See It
Further to my entry in SPS vol 30, #06 dd.07/02/20 I would like to add a couple more insults to my intelligence by this proposed Equal Opportunity Bill (EOB).
h ) prescribing discretionary monetary fines in the tens of thousands of dollars and incarceration up to 20 years for accused persons found guilty by this tribunal even though the promoters of this bill have defended it as not being a criminal trial. i ) disqualifying any person who has declared bankruptcy from being eligible for a seat on this Committee which means that thousands of stable and competent and honorable citizens could not participate in this elitist panel of jurors.
Algas Organics proposes solutions for combating sargassum
Algas Organics is the Caribbean’s first indigenous agriculture biotechnology company. Based in St. Lucia, their focus is on the development of environmentally friendly agricultural inputs. The company currently exports its products within the Caribbean region and recently started exporting to Belize in 2019. The company was founded in 2014 by CEO Johanan Dujon, who led the presentation to hoteliers and business owners from the island. His proposal centered on conduction individual surveys to the affected areas and bringing their equipment to collect the sargassum and take it away for processing and conversion into fertilizer and bio-pesticides.
Sunshine Scholarship Foundation to host fundraiser musical show at El Divino
The general public is invited to support a fundraiser event on March 28, 2020, at Banana Beach Resort’s El Divino Restaurant. Set to benefit the Sunshine Scholarship Foundation, the event will start at 4PM, featuring a musical performance by Jake Hill Productions alongside Mr. Vegas McGraw. There is no entrance fee, but there will be a VIP section, 50/50 raffles, silent auctions, and even Chinese auctions. All proceeds will benefit the scholarship fund that will help island children attending Isla Bonita Elementary School.
Various Belizean Sources
Senior Fair in Corozal
Corozal Community College presents Senior Fair at the Corozal Central Park.
Pueblo Nuevo Ferry opens, Progresso road graded
Ferry is back in service and road from the ferry to junction of Copper Bank Village and Progresso Village graded.
The JPIIJC Environmental Club did a clean-up to celebrate Leap Day This morning the club headed to the Mopan River to clean up the trash and debris around the banks. A special thank you to Kyle Montero, Oceana's outreach coordinator for the Cayo district, for joining our students and contributing your time and talents!
Belmopan had a huge clean-up campaign Friday
Today, the Belmopan City Council partner with schools and community groups to show love to the City of Belmopan by participating in the I Love Belmopan Clean-up Campaign.
Thank you to all 10 primary schools and 4 high schools that participated in the clean-up.
Belize City Street Art Festival 2020
Gateway Arches to Eco-museum
Rendering of one of two Gateway Arches to demarcate the two entrances of our soon to be established Eco-museum in downtown Belize City. A second will be installed near the Yarborough Cemetery.
Transmitting knowledge to the younger generation about the Yucatec Maya culture of Belize
As part of the mother's day program 2017 at San Pablo community School in the Orange Walk District the Yucatec Maya NGO groups To'one Masehualo'on "we are Maya" made presentations of the Maya culture,music, poetry, history, story,Maya numbers and games. The children knew alot of Maya words and were excited in learning more . The mothers enjoyed hearing the history of the foundation of San Pablo . It Was fun and awesome experience transmitting knowledge to the newer generation . Thank you once again San Pablo community school for the invitation
Pat Andrews is new Belize Council General to New York
Foreign Minister Wilfred Elrington told reporters today that his ministry has found a replacement for the former Belize Council General to New York, Herman Longsworth.
One dead, one injured in Shooting incident in Cayo
A security guard, Shawn Vasquez, was killed in a shooting incident at Tai Kong Store. A female employee was also injured.
Murder in San Ignacio
Reports to News Five is that a security guard has been shot dead while a woman, who was also injured, has been rushed to the hospital. Unconfirmed reports are that at least one gunman entered Tai Kong to rob the establishment. The gunman opened fire on the security and a female employee. Police and scenes of crime personnel are currently processing the scene.
Update to shooting in San Ignacio. Word to News Five is that the female employee has also died.
U.D.P Set Date For New Leadership Convention
Sunday, April 5th has been set as the date for the UDP’s new Leadership Convention. That date was chosen during the Party’s National Party Council Meeting, consisting of its 31 Standard Bearers from across the country.
Rumors About BDF Crash, Chain Of Command & Flight Logs Emerge
The allegations are among others, that the BDF flight involving the soldiers who died in the helicopter crash near Gales Point was commissioned without the prior knowledge of BDF Commandant, Brigadier General Stephen Ortega; and that the flight logs were removed after the crash was discovered in an effort to cover up blatant errors and bad judgment by superiors at the Ministry level.
Policeman Injured in Motorcycle / Traffic Accident
A policeman is left injured following a traffic accident just past midnight this morning on the Burrell Boom/Hattieville Road near the CDS Gas Station.
Two men were reportedly shot on Friday night in Belize City
This media house has been reliably informed that sometime around 10:20 p.m., Friday night, Benjamin Hyde, 24, of a George Street address and Darren Dawson, 35, of Neal Pen Road were shot on Far West Street.
Jeweler Manuel Pacheco, Walks From Murder Charge
Manuel Pacheco, 56,a Belize City jeweler was found not guilty on Friday morning of the murder of his next-door neighbour, Jose Manuel Villanueva, 50.
Brandon Baptist Stable After Shooting
Brandon Baptist is in a stable condition after he was shot last evening on Police Street Extension.
4 Military men dead after helicopter crash
The nation of Belize is in mourning as four of our military men lost their lives in the line of duty. The men were on a mission, working with other law enforcement agencies in a drug operation yesterday that yielded 69 bales of cocaine inside a Gulfstream G2 jet.
Senators talk about Integrity Commission
Senators Elena Smith and Mark Lizarraga also spoke on the matter of the Integrity Commission. According to Smith, aside from the very first year of her becoming a senator, she has been on time with filing her reports to the commission.
Senator Elena Smith discusses Senate Inquiry
After roughly two years, Senators have finally received the first draft of the Senate Inquiry into the Immigration and Nationality Department. The results of the inquiry were one of the six demands that the National Trade Union Congress of Belize (NTUCB) had put forth.
Belmopan CitCo explains gas station near school
Several residents of Belmopan are in opposition of a gas station being constructed in front of the Our Lady of Guadalupe Primary School (OLOG). The People’s United Party has issued a press release expressing their outrage about this situation.
Breaking Belize News
Security guard from Georgeville shot dead in armed holdup in San Ignacio
A security guard was shot dead a short while ago in San Ignacio Town. He has been identified […]
Respect and Rest in Peace Fallen soldiers
By Delroy Cuthkelvin: We join in offering our sympathies to the immediate families of the four fallen soldiers who lost their lives in that tragic helicopter incident this past Thursday, February 27, 2020, and to their extended family […]
UDP National Party Council to set deadline for Leadership candidacies
Three weeks ago the United Democratic Party met to make final preparations for the National […]
Silk Grass Farms: Adapting Zero-Waste Methodologies In Belize
Silk Grass Farms Ltd., previously farmed for Glorious Belize coconut products, is now being expanded and rehabilitated under a unique vertically integrated structure. The social venture was recently renamed Silk Grass Farms (SGF) in celebration of the local community and its people. Less than 15% of the total 25,700 acres of SGF’s land will be farmed. The company will be leaving over 22,000 acres of Belize’s Maya Mountains as a designated wildlife preserve, to be known in the future as the Silk Grass Nature Preserve. To give context to numbers, SGF’s land area is almost 3 times the size of Belize’s entire Placencia Peninsula.
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Discover Kumankaya Healing Center in the Mayan jungle of Yucatan, 6min. In 2018, we bought 10 hectares, roughly 25 acres of pure Mayan jungle located at less than 20 minutes driving from the pueblo Felipe Carrillo Puerto in the state of Quintana Roo, Mexico. Felipe Carrillo Puerto is the Mayan cultural capitol of the Yucatan, located 45-minutes south of Tulum and a little more than an hour north of the Belize border.
Spotted Eagle Ray - Half Moon Cay Belize, 1min. Encountered this beautiful creature during the dive in Half Moon Cay Belize.
Feeding the Crocodiles in Belize, 6min. There is an abundance of wildlife in Ambergris Caye, Belize. In one large bayou, there is a family of crocodiles that hang out. We saw the mom and the baby up close! I'm not sure if they have names, but all of the locals are familiar with them. One bar is named after them.
One of the locals said they take large food and stuff it under the mangrove roots until it rots, then they eat it. It looked to me like they weren't saving any of these small pieces for later. EDITOR'S NOTE: THIS IS A BAD IDEA
Belize 2020, 9min.
TRIGGER FISH CATCH CLEAN AND COOK, 25min. HEY THIS IS A GOOD EATING FISH I LOVE IT THIS CEVICHE STYLE HONESTLY THE MEAT IS SWEET I TOTALLY RECOMMEND YOU TO TRY IT THEY WAY YOU WILL NOT REGRET IT I PROMISE
Street Art Festival, 5min.