Corporal Yassir Mendez is buried with military honours
Corporal Yassir Mendez joined the Belize Defence Force as a member of Intake fifty-three in 2010. He was posted to the air wing in 2011. He served there up to [...]
Ret’d Capt. Comments on Tragic Helicopter Crash
The families of the fallen officers have made public their disappointment that they learnt of the demise of their loved ones on social media and not from the B.D.F. command. [...]
What Caused the Helicopter to Crash?
According to the Ministry of National Security, Commandant of the Belize Coast Guard Captain Elton Bennett is the lead investigator, under command of Chief of Defence Staff, Admiral John Borland, [...]
Families of Deceased Soldiers Learn of Crash on Social Media
As you have heard, the families of the deceased soldiers have complained that the Belize Defence Force failed to notify them that the men had gone missing even though there [...]
Murder on Iguana Street
There was mayhem in the City this afternoon as a number of shootings took place in the south side. At news time, it is known that one person was killed [...]
Cargo Truck Overturns Near Armenia, One Fatality is Reported
There was traffic fatality early this morning on the Hummingbird Highway. It happened when a delivery truck transporting dry goods and food items, collided with a pickup truck and overturned [...]
Julian Cho remains without a principal; an inspection reveals a list of deficiencies
An investigation is ongoing at the Julian Cho High School in Punta Gorda where more than two million dollars were awarded in contracts to teachers by the then Principal Simeon [...]
Unions press for independent investigation into BDF helicopter crash
The calls for an independent investigation into the demise of four officers from the B.D.F. continue to mount. The Belize Energy Workers Union has issued a statement expressing support for [...]
The Belize Progressive Party presses GOB for a thorough investigation
Earlier today, the Belize Progressive Party extended condolences to the families of Defense Force Airmen Adran Ramirez, Radford Baizer, Yassir Mendez, and Reinaldo Choc. B.P.P. is appealing to the Prime [...]
Guatemalan Robbers Target Tourists at El Pilar
There was a robbery of tourists at El Pilar Site over the weekend. The visitors were along with their tour guides when they were targeted. They report that four men, [...]
A Fourth Shooting in the City
And this news, police are currently at the scene of a fourth shooting today. A few minutes ago, gunfire exploded on Ebony Street.
Stevedores Standing Strong Against P.B.L.
Stevedores entered a second day of protest today. Since Monday they have been outside the Port of Belize on Ceasar Ridge Road protesting the likelihood that locally produced raw sugar [...]
Port of Belize says it will Hold CWU Accountable
Chief Executive officer for the Port of Belize Limited Arturo Vasquez wrote to C.W.U. President, Evan Mose Hyde. In the letter, Vasquez tells Hyde that Gang Number Two has refused [...]
Philip Willoughby Supports Stevedores
As the stevedores continued their strike, making a presence today was Philip Willoughby. Willoughby is the U.D.P.’s Standard Bearer for Port Loyola and he says he went there to gather [...]
MOH Rolls Out Plan for COVID-19 Eventuality
As the corona virus continues to spread across the globe, the Ministry of Health held another press conference this afternoon in Belmopan where it introduced a plan of action to [...]
Screening Travelers at Points of Entry is a Waste of Resources – DHS Manzanero
Director of Health Services, Doctor Marvin Manzanero, also outlined collaborative efforts between the Ministry of Health and other government agencies, including the Belize Airports Authority and the Ministry of Tourism. [...]
Is KHMH Prepared for COVID-19?
So how is the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital preparing for the possibility of an outbreak? According to Chief Epidemiologist, Doctor Russell Manzanero, who met with K.H.M.H. personnel earlier today, referrals [...]
Will Upcoming UDP Leadership Convention be Contested?
The U.D.P. had called on its supporters to come out on Thursday when the House meets in Belmopan. That event has now been called off as funerals take place for [...]
Patrick Faber’s Leadership Candidacy Still Up in the Air
Collet Area Representative and former deputy party leader Patrick Faber is still a force to be reckoned with, despite falling to John Saldivar at the previous convention on February ninth. [...]
4 BDF soldiers die in helicopter crash
In the aftermath of the deaths of four soldiers from the fledgling BDF Air Wing, which occurred when the Belize Defence Force (BDF) U1-H1 helicopter in which they were traveling crashed in the waters of Western Lagoon, near Gales Point, Manatee, the Ministry of National Security is facing more questions than it can answer.
In fact, this helicopter crash is mysterious from several angles.
Adding to the mystery of the downed helicopter, which was said to have been dispatched to provide air assistance during the interception of a drug plane that landed in the area of Gales Point Manatee in the pre-dawn hours of Thursday, is the fact that it apparently went down, without the knowledge of those who had coordinated the interception of a drug jet plane, from which 70 bales, or 2 tons, of cocaine were removed.
Stevedores face “dread times”
This morning, the stevedore members of the Christian Workers Union (CWU), in a bid to get the attention of the receivership of the Port of Belize Limited, (PBL), embarked on a peaceful protest at the Port of Belize Ltd. compound on Caesar Ridge Road.
The CWU issued a press release this morning under the caption: “CWU draws the line with PBL”.
The release said, “Today Christian Workers Union (CWU) Members are protesting to indicate the complete failure of the receivership at the Port of Belize Ltd. (PBL), failure compounded by gross discourtesy, and disrespect.”
Man murdered in “dalla van”
Gregory Martinez, 26, of Police Street, was working in a garage on Police Street along with his uncle and nephew when a gunman came up and fired at them.
Martinez’s uncle was struck, but his nephew escaped unhurt. Martinez sprinted for safety through the yard of his grandmother and across an open lot and jumped into a “dollar van” that was heading from La Croix Boulevard out towards Central American Boulevard.
The determined shooter, however, rode his bicycle through a side street and intercepted the van, in front of the Ministry of Education building and fired again at Martinez, wounding him in the head and body. The killer then rode away.
3 shot, 2 dead in San Ignacio shooting
Three persons were shot in San Ignacio last night, and two are dead. Shawn Kevin Vasquez, 32, a security guard, was shot in the center of the chest, under the left arm, and in his jaw. He died almost immediately.
Marva Rivera, 32, a cashier, was shot in the right breast, right shoulder, the center of the throat, and the right side of the jaw. She died shortly after her arrival at the San Ignacio Community Hospital.
Unwanted visitor fell out of ceiling at the KHMH
An unwelcome guest came to the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital, but made his entrance by falling into the Emergency Ward through the ceiling.
Luckily, the raccoon was in good spirits and did not bite anyone. He was chased out of the ward and captured by the attendants and taken elsewhere.
The raccoon made his visit to the hospital at about 11:00 Friday morning. Andre Miguel told the media that he was in the ward taking care of his mother, who was sleeping, when he heard sounds coming from the ceiling.
Luis Carter, 37, gets 30 years for murder
Luis Carter, 37, aka “Wiz”, who was convicted last Friday of the murder of Dwayne Hyde, 30, was sentenced to 30 years in prison today by Justice Colin Williams. The sentence, stipulated Justice Williams, is to take effect from July, 2016, when Carter was incarcerated.
Before he decided on the sentence, Justice Williams heard a plea for mitigation from one character witness.
Hyde was shot at his home in San Pedro Town on July 13, 2016. Carter accosted him just outside his house and shot him in the abdomen.
Guatemala cattle rancher busted in Chiquibul
A joint patrol consisting of police and soldiers of the Belize Defence Force and rangers from the FCD that was conducting their operation in the Chiquibul forest from their base in the Cebada Conservation Post, has captured a Guatemala farmer, Jose Ruben Vega Suchite, 36, who came over to the Belize side of the border with his cattle.
Suchite has been charged with illegal entry into Belize, pending arraignment in the San Ignacio Magistrate’s Court.
Youth, 18, detained on allegation of assaulting a girl, 10
An 18-year-old has been detained pending the conclusion of an investigation of indecent assault of a female minor after the mother of a 10-year-old girl found him coming out of her daughter’s room and saw her daughter sleeping, with her blanket drawn away, her nightgown lifted and her underpants drawn down.
The young man told the mother that he went into the room to look for marijuana, and then escaped, but police found him and arrested him.
Carl Reneau, 30, not guilty of the murder of Jaheem Mahler, 15
Carl Reneau, 30, charged with the murder of Jaheem Mahler, 15, was acquitted of the charge today by Justice Colin Williams in a trial that was without a jury.
Mahler, a resident of Iguana Street Extension, was shot and killed about 8:30 p.m. on January 17, 2017. He was walking on Iguana Street Extension when his assailant shot him multiple times in the body.
The Crown, represented by Senior Crown Counsel Shanice Lovell, had relied on the testimony of its main witness, Leonette Neal.
Fire destroys house in Gungulung; arson not suspected
A house and its contents were completely destroyed by fire in the Gungulung area of Lake Independence, last night, Thursday, leaving Edgar Richards, 54, and his wife homeless. Luckily, no one was injured, and no other houses in the area were damaged.
Anthony Mortis, Station Supervisor at the Belize National Fire Service, said that they found that the fire was caused by an electrical overload due to an illegal connection to a lamppost. He said that the fire began in the living room and that there was no evidence of arson. Mortis, warns members of the public not to steal electrical power from the lampposts, because of the great danger it poses.
Editorial: The price Belize pays in this war on drugs —getting steeper
The news on Friday that four top soldiers of the Belize Defence Force (BDF) (Belize’s Air Force, essentially) had been found dead in a lagoon north of Gales Point Manatee, has Belize reeling. In the wee hours of Thursday the soldiers had gone on a mission with others to intercept a plane that was suspected of transporting cocaine from South America, and the next day the wreckage of their helicopter and their lifeless bodies were found.
Two pilots and two corporals perished in the ill-fated operation. BDF Commander, Brig. General Steven Ortega, told the media that the deceased were Major Adran Ramirez, the commanding officer of the BDF Air-Wing, who had been flying for about fifteen years...
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We need to examine the media landscape in Belize closely, because I think it is a sensational landscape, sensational because of its proliferation of institutions over the last three decades, and because the players include such gigantic personalities as Lord Michael Ashcroft, the Prime Minister and the ruling party, the leaders of the Evangelical faiths in Belize, the national radio monopoly, and others who are fronting for just whom we can’t be sure of.
UDP sets April 5 as new leadership convention date
The United Democratic Party (UDP) held a National Party Council (NPC) meeting at its Youth for the Future Drive headquarters this morning to chart the way forward for the selection of a new party leader to replace the retiring, longtime leader Prime Minister Dean Barrow (Queen’s Square).
From all accounts, the NPC meeting lasted only a few minutes before it was decided that April 5 will be the date for the party’s next national convention.
Following the NPC meeting, the UDP candidates remained in a lengthy discussion about the state of their party. No one, however, would shed any light for the media on what was discussed at the meeting, which continued until the early afternoon, before hostilities broke out and the meeting ended.
Child Stimulation Month kicks off with kindergarten parade
The month of March has been designated as Child Stimulation Month, and this morning, pre-school children from all across Belize City took part in an annual parade that went through the streets and ended at the Memorial Park.
The theme for this year’s Child Stimulation Month is “Hug Me, Listen to Me, Read with Me, Help Me Grow.”
For the rest of this month a number of activities have been planned. The activities include a story- telling competition, and the Children’s Festival of the Arts, which takes place at the Belize Elementary Auditorium from March 16 to March 19.
“Fool di talk, but da no fool di listen!”
Senator Salazar, who chaired the public hearings of the Senate Select Committee on the Immigration and Nationality Department, has been very tardy in producing his report on the findings that were garnered from those hearings.
Today, Senators Mark Lizarraga and Senator Elena Smith spoke to reporters about a draft report that Senator Salazar emailed to them yesterday, Thursday.
Saldivar questions Central Bank on Duncan
When the Lev Dermen scandal erupted and brought down John Saldivar as the newly elected United Democratic Party leader, Senator Steven Duncan, who has been a sitting senator since 2015, suddenly resigned from the Senate on February 11, 2020.
There are questions about whether Duncan should have been appointed a senator in the first place, considering that at the time of his appointment, he held the position of managing director of Heritage Bank.
Attorney Arthur Saldivar wrote to Central Bank governor, Joy Grant, on February 25, 2020, about the matter.
NEBL season one week shy of mid-way point
his coming weekend will be the mid-way point of this year’s NEBL season. At the halfway mark fans will be able to better decipher the quality of the teams, as everyone will be fixing their eyes on one of the four playoff spots. The deadline for teams to add players to their roster will be Tuesday, March 3, after which final rosters cannot be changed. Belmopan Bandits hosted the defending champs, San Pedro Tiger Sharks on Friday night at the Hilltop basketball court in Belmopan.
Goals scarce; 3 shutouts in Week 8 of PLB Closing Season
We are 1 game into the second round of the double round-robin tournament of the Premier League of Belize (PLB) 2019-2020 Closing Season, and the race to the 4-team semifinal playoffs is heating up, as 6 teams are still realistically still in the race. Only a miracle can help BDF FC, who have only 1 point from their 6 games played so far; so it seems that Belize District fans will be joining fans of the Orange Walk, Corozal and Toledo districts, who have no hopes of seeing PLB playoff action this year in their home stadiums.
Weekend Warriors Series Race #5 results & Overall Standings
Here are the winners from yesterday’s last race of the 5-race Series. “A&B” went from Rockville Junction to Caves Branch Bridge then back to Armenia Village, for 40 miles; whilst the “C” riders rode the same route but started from Democracia Junction, for 30 miles. The race started at 9:00 a.m.
D. Bradley hasn’t crossed his apology bridge
My younger brother, Ron, a physician who has lived in the USA for the last 40 plus years, remarked on one of his quarterly visits several years ago, that Darrell Bradley, then the mayor of Belize City, was the best mayor Belize City had ever had. The same day he said that, he accompanied me on a trip through the city and my old truck bounced in a bad hole in a street and we had a mechanical problem. Ah, Mr. Bradley hadn’t gotten around to cementing that street yet.
One street that Bradley did cement was Seashore Drive in Buttonwood Bay, the street where my brother has his big American-money-built home, the street which the PM’s wife and her friends decorate like it’s Fifth Avenue in New York at Krismos time.
Musings by the Curious Nonconformist
Recently, it was announced that a brilliant Belizean young woman, Abbie Godoy, was granted a Rhodes scholarship to attend Oxford University. She hopes to pursue an MPhil in Development Studies. Abbie is a fiery Belizean youth, a lady riot, whom I first met as an Informed Teen Reporter of the National Committee For Families and Children as she and her team reported on the World Youth Conference that happened in Belize some years ago.
I also know of two protests that Ms. Godoy has led — the first being successive climate change protests in front of the National Assembly building in Belmopan and the second, more recent protest being a walkout from classes at the University of Belize...
The Valentine’s Day fundraiser dance
Jewel, reflecting a continued radiance from the night before, when she had received many compliments about her appearance in Gertrude’s creation, had attended the Communion service at nine the following morning along with Sonia, Safira and Emerson, as had Jerome, Nigel, Lloyd and I.
Although we had sat in different places, after the service we had all met together under the wide front porch of the church, Jewel next to me, when Jerome had come over to greet us and had mentioned that he had intended to spend the afternoon at our house but had changed his plan on receiving a request...
“The proof, the proof!”
The following is a very special and pleasant memory of a speech that was presented by Clinton Uh Luna at the first WAMI Conference that took place on 9th September, 2011.
Some years after the so-called discovery of this place we call America by Christopher Columbus, he was followed by several Europeans from different kingdoms. Our native tribes were slaughtered; many were extinguished.
Ernesto Cardenal, Nicaraguan poet and priest, dies at 95
Ernesto Cardenal, the renowned poet and Roman Catholic cleric who became a symbol of revolutionary verse in Nicaragua and around Latin America, and whose suspension from the priesthood by St. John Paul II lasted over three decades, died Sunday. He was 95.
Known for his trademark black beret and loose white peasant shirts, the author of works such as “Epigrams” and “Zero Hour” was one of the most important and honored poets in Nicaraguan history. Cardenal penned verse that went around the globe, and lived until his last days with a lucidity that inspired amazement and admiration in the literary world.
Fatal traffic accident this morning on the Hummingbird Highway
A driver for German Vega’s Imports was killed this morning when the truck he was driving collided with another truck and overturned near Armenia on the Hummingbird Highway. He was identified as Jose Quiñonez. His passengers sustained minor injuries in the collision.
Huge Investigation: Multiple Agencies Looking At BDF Helicopter Downing
Today the Prime Minister ordered that all the Belize flags on government and other public buildings be flown at half-staff, in honor of the 4 BDF soldiers who died from the downing of their helicopter just off the shore-line near the village of Gales-Point.
Tourists robbed at El Pilar
On Friday afternoon just after one o’clock, tourists were robbed at the El Pilar archaeological site in Cayo District. Two Belizean tour guides along with two tourists were site seeing when they were approached by four Hispanic males.
Medication for HIV patients are free of cost
Patients with HIV/AIDS in Belize have one less thing to worry about, since the government funds their anti-retroviral medication. This is an issue we asked for clarity on from Director of Health Services, Doctor Marvin Manzanero.
DOE retracts approval for gas station
The Department of Environment (DOE) has retracted the permit given for the construction of a gas station on South Ring Road in Belmopan. The gas station set to be constructed in front of Our Lady of Guadalupe Primary School.
NSUB, BEWU, and BWU stand in solidarity with NTUCB
The National Student Union of Belize (NSUB) also stated in their press release that they stand in solidarity with the National Trade Union Congress of Belize (NTUCB) in regards to their list of demands to the Government.
Choco family not properly informed of the passing of Corporal Reynaldo Choco
While the Mendez family has laid Corporal Yassir Mendez to rest today, the family of Corporal Reynaldo Choco is preparing for his funeral tomorrow. Yesterday one family member expressed dissatisfaction at how the Belize Defence Force has handled the situation, particularly the notification of his ordeal.
Stevedores continue to protest
Stevedores out at the Port of Belize continue to protest on Caesar Ridge Road. The protest began yesterday morning, carried through last night and continues up to news time tonight. President of the Christian Workers Union, Evan Mose Hyde says that despite their protest they are yet to hear from BSI/ASR or from Santander Group.
PSU AND NSUB send their condolences to the fallen BDF soldiers
The Public Service Union (PSU) and the National Student Union of Belize (NSUB) have sent out their condolences to the families of the four fallen Belize Defence Force (BDF) soldiers. The PSU states that they are, quote, “not satisfied with the narrative surrounding the operation nor the untimely and fragmented report of the crash landing issued by the Minister and Ministry of National Security.”
Darrell Bradley attends FOPREL
The President of the Senate, Darrell Bradley, attended the 38th Ordinary Meeting of Presiding Officers of National Parliaments of Central America and the Caribbean Basin (FOPREL) that was held in the Chamber of the Mexican Senate in Mexico City.
Millions of dollars of owed to KHMH
A raccoon inside of Belize’s national hospital is not something residents see every day, and the incident last week definitely left many of them alarmed. Like many other animals, raccoons can carry diseases.
Preliminary report of the helicopter crash is due Thursday March 5th
The investigation continues into the circumstances leading to the deaths of the four BDF soldiers on Thursday, February 27. While a preliminary report is due Thursday, March 5, Admiral Borland says one of the key questions being asked is who gave the men the order to fly.
Ministry Of National Security Is Looking At Several Options In Assisting The Bereaved Families
The deaths of the four BDF soldiers have not only left a vacuum in their homes which they once led but it has stripped their wives and children of a portion of their income.
Parliamentarians To Meet On Thursday For The Budget Reading
Parliamentarians will be meeting in Belmopan on Thursday morning for the budget reading. There was a big rally in the making where the UDP Standard Bearers were gathering supporters to rally in solidarity with the...
Director Of Health Says The Corona-Virus Will Come Just Like Dengue, Influenza And Other Viruses
The threat of COVID-19 has become more real for Belize as Mexico has reported multiple cases and over 50 countries around the globe have reported several cases. In recent weeks several fake news has been...
Four persons injured in car accident
Four people were injured in a road traffic accident near the FFB Stadium in Belmopan yesterday around 5:30pm. Cayo Correspondent Fem Cruz was on the scene and filed this report.
Belize Peace Movement demands a full independent investigation into BDF tragedy
The Belize Peace Movement (BPM) is making demands to the Government for a full independent investigation into Thursday’s incident that claimed the lives of the four BDF soldiers.
Mayor of San Ignacio prepares for La Ruta Maya
Paddlers and fans of the annual La Ruta Maya River Challenge are gearing up for the weekend. The start of the race begins under the historic Hawksworth Bridge in San Ignacio Town, Cayo District.
Stevedores strike against Port of Belie Limited
A group of stevedores was in front of the Port of Belize Limited (PBL) protesting this morning. The protest revolves around reports that the Belize Sugar Industries (BSI) is collaborating with Santander Group and moving away from exporting sugar through PBL and will be exporting through Big Creek Port in Stann Creek District.
Double murder in San Ignacio
Residents of San Ignacio Town, Cayo District received a shock when two people were killed on Saturday night. The incident occurred at Tai Kong Supermarket as the employees were closing up shop.
SSB says pay up!
The Social Security Board has called out dozens of employers who have failed to pay in their contributions for their workers. A list was made public on social media earlier today showing the names of the companies owing money to SSB along with the amount owed.
PUP wants answers
Certain sectors of the public are not the only ones who have taken issue with the late orders from the Prime Minister for flags to be flown at half-mast or at the absence of an address to the nation. In a release from the People’s United Party, they are demanding that the men be buried with full military honors.
Breaking Belize News
Cpl. Yassir Mendez laid to rest
Cpl. Yassir Mendez was today laid to rest in his home town of Douglas, Orange […]
Oceana says Belizean fishers could benefit from $2.5 million transition process if gillnet ban is decisive
Since 2009, Oceana has been supporting the call of Belizean fishers to have a form […]
Belize City crime spike sees three shot in matter of hours, fatalities reported
Belize City has experienced a wave of violence with three shootings this evening, two of […]
Transparent BPO hires industry leader as President to support growth
Transparent BPO, a nearshore contact center and business process outsourcer, today announced the hiring of […]
Ministry of Health plans national defense against coronavirus
The Government has approved a budget of $900,000 to prepare for the potential arrival of […]
Tropic Air’s cave tubing tour finds the right balance between adventure and relaxation
Tropic Air, the company that brought you the adrenaline pumping Black Hole Drop and the […]
BPP calls on Government for full investigation into deaths of 4 soldiers and calls for state funeral
The Belize Progressive Party (BPP) issued a statement extending condolences to families and friends of […]
Enrique Martinez & Sons your #1 dealer for Air conditioners, AC Refrigeration and supplies
Enrique Martinez & Sons Limited is a household name in Belize for their wide selection […]
Gregory Martinez shot and killed in Belize City
Gregory Martinez, 23, was shot and killed yesterday afternoon in Belize City. Police reports indicate […]
Child Stimulation month kicks off with beautiful parades
The month of March is child stimulation month and around the country, educators and education […]
One dead; two injured in traffic accident on Hummingbird highway
This morning, a road traffic accident claimed the life of truck driver, Jose Quinonez. Quinonez […]
Kidney Association to hold annual kidney walk
The Kidney Association of Belize (KAB) is inviting al Belizeans to support kidney patients around […]
Belizean delegation completes working visit on municipal and urban development in Merida
An article posted this week in the Yucatan Times notes that a delegation from Belize […]
One dead in road traffic accident on the Humming Bird Highway this morning
One man, identified as Jose Quinonez, has been confirmed dead in a road traffic accident […]
KHMH makes proactive preparations for coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak
Over the weekend, there were two reported cases of the novel coronavirus strain (COVID-19) in […]
Delivery truck reportedly flips on Hummingbird Highway
BBN has received reports of an accident on the Hummingbird Highway in an area between […]
San Pedro Should Have a Parade EVERY Monday
Yesterday, Monday morning, I headed into town with a long list of errands. ... I walked up to the next street and BAM…I ran RIGHT into a parade. What a fantastic way to start your week. SUPER cute kids – celebrating “Child Stimulation Month”. Tough name but good cause. And the kids, though HOT (this was about 1 mile into their trek) were so super cute.
SO I took a bunch of pictures.
Top things to know about buying property in Belize
If you’re thinking about joining the growing number of retirees and expatriates who are buying property and settling in Belize, then there are a few things you need to know before taking the plunge.
One of the reasons why it’s easy to become a property-owner in Belize is that there aren’t any big restrictions on buying and owning property in Belize for foreigners. You don’t need special permissions or waivers. You can hold a property title in Belize with the name of a U.S. company, your name or a trust.
Ministry Of Health: No Coronavirus In Belize
The Office of the Director of Health Services in Belize issued a statement about the coronavirus. The statement mainly addresses the way an outbreak can become complicated if proper procedures aren’t followed. Panic and fear are the main things to be avoided. Both are triggered by false information and exaggerated news. Many rumors get spread in such situations, which can further exacerbate panic and fear.
Late-Night Talks Appear To Falter As Carnival Threatens To Pull Vessels Over Coronavirus Protocols
Jamaica is at risk of losing at least three ship calls this week as a “stand-off” over protocols between the Ministry of Health and Wellness and Carnival Cruise Limited deepened last night, with the cruise line threatening to bypass the country if the Government failed to soften its stance on safeguards against the deadly novel coronavirus, or COVID-19.
Up to last night, ministry officials were locked in discussions with senior executives of the cruise line who warned of their intention if local authorities did not relent on the stringency of protocol demands.
Belize man sentenced to 18 years in federal prison for illegal re-entry, possession of firearm
On Friday, the U.S. District Court in Sioux City sentenced a Belize man, who was found in the country illegally with a loaded handgun and false identification documents in his possession, to 18 years in federal prison.
Moses Anthon Francisco, 53, from Belize, was sentenced to 216 months of prison with no parole by United States District Court Chief Judge Leonard T. Strand.
He must also serve a three-year supervise release term after his prison sentence is complete.
Maui Jim - Come Monday Live at The Truck Stop, San Pedro, Belize, 3min.
Maui Jim - A Pirate Looks at Forty, San Pedro, Belize, 3.5min.
Update on Belize's Response Plan to COVID-19, 54min.
The Belize Tourism Board put together a little video about the San Antonio Women's Group. Worth a watch, .5min.
Belize - East Channel, 3min. Scuba diving with Huracan Divers off Long Caye at the East Channel dive site.
Belize video 2019, 4min. A quick highlight to our trip to Bellize staying at Hopkins Resort in Hopkin, Belize as well as traveling to the City of San Ignacio to go see the the Pyramids of Xunantunich.
Xunantunich, Belize, 7.5min.