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The San Pedro Sun

UDP set to hold second leadership convention in April
The United Democratic Party (UDP) has set April 5th for their national convention to elect a new party leader. The announcement was made following a National Party Council meeting on Saturday, February 29th in Belize City.

San Pedro female police constables welcome women’s month 2020 with a church service
As part of women’s month 2020, the female constables of the San Pedro Police Formation began the month in their honour by attending the church services at the island’s Catholic Church on Sunday, March 1st.

Colleen’s Kitchen at San Pedro Food Bank distributes recycled bags
Every day, Colleen’s Kitchen at the San Pedro Food Bank at Hope Haven provides meals to underprivileged children and adults. This program is made possible thanks to local restaurateurs who keep the initiative alive. To further engage the local community and even visitors in contributing to the worthy cause, recycled cotton bags are being distributed at different convenience stores. In exchange, patrons (visitors) are asked to kindly donate any grocery items upon departure that can be used by the food bank at Hope Haven, San Pedro’s Children’s Home and Community outreach Center located on Lion Street, across from the Maya Island Air.

Fisheries Ministry signs Memorandum of Understanding with the Coalition for Sustainable Fisheries
On Thursday, March 3rd, the Belize Government Press Office issued an official release declaring the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between the Ministry of Fisheries, Forestry, the Environment, and Sustainable Development and the Coalition for Sustainable Fisheries.

Ministry of Health Advisory No. 7 – Update on COVID-19
The Ministry of Health is aware of the upgraded risk of COVID-19 to ‘very high’ for the Caribbean as published by the Caribbean Public Health Agency. The Ministry assures that its preparation process continues in this regard. The upgrade was determined based on the increasing number of confirmed cases expanding worldwide to approximately 84 countries to date. The threat for a case to be confirmed in Belize is now more imminent with cases now in the Caribbean, confirmed imported cases in Mexico, and Costa Rica confirming their first case today, March 6th.

Various Belizean Sources

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South Ambergris Caye Neighbourhood Watch Meeting
Hello Friends and Neighbors! Join us this month for our monthly general meeting of the members. It will be held at: Someplace South CafeBar, 7:00 pm, Wednesday March 11, 2020. Come early and enjoy dinner and a drink - a portion of the evening's proceeds are generously donated to SACNW.

NSSSA Softball Regionals Championship
Mayor Daniel Guerrero, the San Pedro Town Council would like to congratulate the San Pedro High School Male and Female Softball teams on winning the NSSSA Softball Regionals Championship! Great job everyone!

Low Fare Alert San Pedro (SPR) - Corozal (CZH), One way
Up to 30% off. March 9th, 2020 Departure only. Book on ‪http://tropicair.com‬ (Getaway Fares) or at ticket counter. Very limited seats so act fast. When they are gone they are gone.

REEF WEEK 2020 - CAYE CAULKER
Activity # 2 phase 1 - selecting mangroves propagules (sprouts)

Caye Caulker Beach Cleanup on Saturday
To everyone who organized this fun environmental friendly event today..great job..reef week..

Sarteneja Reef Fair 2020
Come one, come all! On Friday, 13th March, Sarteneja Alliance for Conservation and Development - SACD will be hosting the first annual Sarteneja Reef Fair as part of the national celebrations for Reef Week. There'll be food, music, football and more. Don't miss out, we hope to see you all there.

Annual Kidney Walk
BEL and employees support the Kidney Association of Belize and today participated in the annual Kidney Walk to spread awareness on Kidney Disease.

Timothy Budd had his birthday concert last night at The Bluffs
Skinny's birthday was last night, and it turned into a concert at @thebluffsbz .

Installation Ceremony Bio-Barrier Mopan River
2nd Bio-barrier is being installed tomorrow morning

Horoch
Horoch is one of the delicacies of the traditional Yucatec Maya food in Belize . This Horoch is from the village of San Pablo (Orange walk) .

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Alden Laura, 20, remanded for murder of Michael Barrera, 52
Lara was remanded to the Belize Central Prison, after he was arraigned on the murder charge today, before Magistrate Khadeem Palmer. The court set Lara’s adjournment date to June 2, when he will be brought back to court.

Devon Arnold was killed on Friday night ref. double shooting
We reported that two men were shot on Central American Boulevard last night. They have been identified as Devon Arnold, 24, and Wayne Pratt, 42. Both men suffered gunshot injuries when a pair of gunmen opened fire on them.

Breaking Belize NewsPJ

Shots ring out on the south side of Belize City
Upon making checks BBN was able to confirm that someone was injured on Courtney Crescent. […]

Chinese coronavirus quarantine hotel collapses
According to CNN, a hotel used in China as a coronavirus quarantine location collapsed today […]

Taiwan funds relocation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs headquarters
Taiwan provided support to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) of Belize with its preparatory […]

Opponents demand verification as incumbent claims victory in Guyana elections
Guyanese President David Granger has claimed victory in Guyana’s general election held last week Monday, […]

Port, Stevedores, and Ministry of Labour agree to temporary compromise to end dispute
Work is back underway, sort of, at the Port of Belize this holiday weekend. On […]

Health agency upgrade to ‘Very High’ risk of coronavirus for the Caribbean
The Ministry of Health says that it is aware of the upgraded risk of COVID-19 […]

Blogs

Why YOU Should Visit Belize in April and May
April and May can be some pretty great months to visit Belize. The Spring Break rush has started to thin out. The peak airline prices of December and US Presidents’ Week are starting to come down a bit (I won’t be discussing other reasons they might be lower right now…) And the wetter season hasn’t started yet so the average day is rain-free and warm. On the mainland it can be very warm…but let me tell you some of the reasons that the trip will be well worth it.

Mahogany Chocolate Company
Mahogany Chocolate Company 5 star gourmet kitchen is located in Mahogany Bay Village, a Hilton Curio Collection branded resort hotel on Ambergris Caye. Chocolatier Luis Armando Choco divides his time between Ambergris Caye and the Toledo District in Southern Belize. This is where the Farms are. He speaks to farmers who are key to the quality of the cacao bean. Mr. Choco speaks to farmers, carefully selects the best beans and monitors the process from harvesting to fermentation and drying. This ensures that every batch will result in only a premium quality chocolate product. One hundred and fifty participating farmers harvest ripe pods from the Cacao trees and carefully extract the beans from the pod. Within six hours of harvesting, the beans are picked up by Mahogany’s bean buying Central Processing plant team in Crique Jute Village. Of course, there are strict protocols and responsible farming practices that must be adhered to.

Spearfishing In Belize: All You Need To Know, Tours And Places
No trip to a country along the Caribbean Sea is complete without some water-based activity. While some are content with swimming or boating, others are interested in catching some of the many species of fish that swim off the coast of Belize. While some of these anglers are content to break out a fishing rod, spearfishing is also a viable approach. Whether you fancy yourself an experienced fisher or you are looking for something novel, why not try spearfishing around the 450+ cayes in Belize? The sheer number of venues for spearfishing means that there are dozens of charters you can take. Ambergris Caye will let you check out what swims in the heart of the Caribbean. Skip the beaches of San Pedro to tackle cobia, grouper, jack, and snapper. The waters near Dangriga, Hopkins, and Placencia, are overrun with tasty catches, including mackerel.

International Sourcesizz

Coronavirus puts NY college students’ spring break trips on hold
The coronavirus has college kids bracing for Spring brake. NYU, Columbia and Cornell universities are urging students not to take off for foreign destinations this month. Cancun, the Bahamas, and Cabo are popular student destinations. NYU freshman Cervelle Vidal, 17, said she was disappointed that her school-sponsored trip to Belize to study sustainable living got canceled.

Videos

  • Coverage of the Belikin La Ruta Maya Belize River Challenge…, 1hr18min.

  • Continued coverage of Day 2 of the Belikin La Ruta Maya, 1hr35min.

  • Continued coverage of Day 2 of the Belikin La Ruta Maya, 2hr29min.

  • Continued coverage of Day 2 of the Belikin La Ruta Maya…, 41min.

  • Oops phone in ocean, 20sec. What you don’t want to happen when feeding the tarpon on Caye Caulker! Thank goodness for waterproof!

  • La Ruta Maya River Challenge 2020!, 15min. In day 2, the longest stretch of the race, 37 of 60 registered teams paddle their way to the finish line at Double Head Cabbage, Belize District....

  • Belikin Belize DJ Championship Cayo Edition, 2hr36min.

  • Podcast with Luis Garcia about the history of the La Ruta Maya Belize River Challenge., min. Luis Garcia is one of the original founders of the La Ruta Maya Belize River Challenge. In the early 90’s, he was the owner of one of the first local radio stations in San Ignacio called Radio Ritmo. Through the radio station, he engaged in several efforts that promoted clean up campaigns, especially in communities along the Mopan, Macal, and Belize rivers. He organized a canoe race called the “Down and Up Race” which saw paddlers race down the Mopan River to its confluence where it joins the Macal River to form the Belize River, then up the Macal River to San Ignacio, finishing under the famed Hawkesworth bridge.

  • Scuba Dive Belize 02/24/2020, 2.5min.

  • Placencia Belize Scuba Diving, 4min. Over friendly sharks and Lionfish hunting.. We ate up our share the next day, they are quite tasty.

  • "You Better Belize It", 6min. The Gilroy & Shmidl Clan Take on Belize! 2019-2020.

  • BELIZE SNORKELING EXCURSION TO RENDEZVOUS CAYE, 7min.

  • Belize, 17min.