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The San Pedro Sun

Doctor Love: Go Slow, or Go Home?
Dear Doctor Love, I made friends with a woman who moved here about seven years ago and she becomes unhappier every day. She has grown hyper-critical of everything and everybody. If something happens that she doesn’t like she begins a rant about how it should have been done. This involves talking down to people and really treating them badly, especially clerks and tradespeople. Electrical outages, water shortages, limited availability of imported items, parking, traffic—any slight inconvenience sets her off. Very often I’m put into a situation where I have to apologize for her attitude and I worry that people will think I feel like she does

Various Belizean Sources

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Caye Caulker Soup Kitchen day Location
Our incredible restaurant partner, Food Repulic, along with our faithful volunteers will once again be cooking up a storm and providing those in need with a hot meal today. THANK YOU! Tuesday, May 26th, Meal pick ups. Location: Food Republic. Times: Village: 11:00am - 11:45am. Bahia: 11:45am - 12:30pm.

COVID-19: Engaging with your Audience
Join us on Tuesday, May 26th, 2020, at 2:00 PM to hear from Kristin F. Simmons, Digital Marketer & Visual Storyteller as she shares top tips and best practices on how to engage with your audience during these uncertain times.

Dr. Candy Gonzalez passes away
t is with deep sadness that the Belize Network of NGOs announces the passing of passionate environmental advocate, Dr. Candy Gonzalez. As an attorney and advocate, Dr. Gonzalez was a force to be reckoned with. Her colleagues in Belize and abroad will always remember Candy as a driving presence of a number of organizations including the Belize Institute of Environmental Law and Policy (BELPO), the Coalition to Save Our Natural Heritage, and the Belize Alliance of Conservation NGOs (BACONGO). Candy's dedication and relentless work has helped to conserve the health and integrity of Belize’s natural resources for generations to come.

COVID-19 UPDATE
How do we compare with our Caribbean counterparts? The numbers for the most part have reached a plateau in the English speaking Caribbean while the numbers with our Central American neighbours continue to rise.

The Death of Dr. Candy Gonzalez
On behalf of the Belize Coalition to Save Our Natural Heritage, the Oceana in Belize Family tearfully acknowledges the passing of fierce environmental advocate Dr. Candy Gonzalez. Her organization, the Belize Institute of Environmental Law and Policy (BELPO) and OCEANA founded the Coalition - an alliance of many organizations that aims to protect our people and our rights to safeguard our natural heritage for the benefit of all Belizeans – present and future.

ITZAMNA
God the Father / Mother of wisdom, creator of science and knowledge. It is the divinity of the Sun and wisdom, lord of heaven, day and night; the one who lives in the heavenly world from where the cosmos rules. The Creator of the universe . The central God; the God who oversees everything. The Great God of which the rest of the Yuumstilo'ob are part and from which the rest derive their power. Its attribute is the deep, omniscient and accumulated wisdom of the ages. Today Some Yucatec Maya also associate or call Itzamna as Jajal K'uj (True Deity) .

Ch'ookob - Holy Food
Ch'ookob is blessed food by a H-men(Maya Priest) offered to the Yuumstilo'ob to receive blessings, to call for rain and to start planting. This food is known in Yucatec Maya as Ch'ookob or sopas made for the Ch'a Cháak tradition in San Jose(Orange walk). The younger generation of Maya Máasewal(Yucatec Maya) mostly speak in the Spanish language. While the elders continue speaking their Yucatec Maya language. During the ritual the prayers are done entirely in Yucatec Maya language .

Public Consultation Webinar on the Belize Real Estate Bill
Friday, May 29, 2020 at 3 PM. In response to the call for consultations following our meeting with the Lands Department in February, the Belize National Association of Realtors (BNAR) is holding the first of a series of educational and participatory webinars to explain the bill, take questions and feedback from viewers and make suggestions on the best way forward. This bill is a landmark piece of legislation for the Real Estate Industry of Belize as it promises to finally regulate our industry and usher in licensing requirements for real estate professionals. All professionals and stakeholders are encouraged to tune in and participate! This webinar will review the Belize Real Estate Bill and will be followed by a Q&A, facilitated by our participating Attorneys-at-Law and moderated by the BNAR President.

Breaking Belize NewsPJ

How necessary is an entertainment allowance?
The Government of Belize (GOB) is implementing cost-cutting measures (CSMs) to decrease its expenses and […]

Network of NGO’s mourns passing of Candy Gonzalez
The Belize Network of Non-Governmental Organizations issued a statement mourning the passing of passionate environmental […]

The children are outside again!
By Zoila Palma Gonzalez: The world is trying to cope with the new norms forcibly brought to every […]

Marine Conservation and Climate Adaptation project
The World Bank Marine Conservation and Climate Adaptation Project (MCCAP) for Belize, financed by the […]

Barbados-based company turns Sargassum into skincare products, shows potential for the region
Since 2011, the sargassum seaweed phenomenon has been heaping piles of putrid rotting seaweed on […]

Suriname holds general elections amidst COVID-19 pandemic
As the world grapples with the COVID-19 pandemic, the South American nation of Suriname held […]

Brazil’s indigenous population dying from COVID-19 at alarming rate
Indigenous people in Brazil are dying from COVID-19 at a rate that doubles the national […]

Environmental warrior Candy Gonzales passes away
Candy Gonzales, the American lawyer who made Belize her home and took up the cause […]

ComPol upbraids constable for “serious breach” following run-in with senior
The actions of a police constable last week could potentially cost his job, according to his […]

First Africa day celebration in Belize begins today at 3:00 p.m.
Today, in a first of its kind event, Belize will celebrate Africa day. The event […]

ACES pulls over 80 plastic bags from the stomach of euthanized crocodile
The American Crocodile Education Sanctuary (ACES) is pleading with all Belizeans, particularly San Pedro residents, […]

Items for contrabandists located by boat patrol
During Friday’s tour by boat of the “Contraband Corridor” – that stretch of the Rio […]

National Elite Basketball League seeks new Commissioner
With the resignation of Karim Juan a few weeks ago, the National Elite Basketball League […]

Belize commemorates Sovereign’s Day/Commonwealth Day
Every year on May 24, Belize commemorates Commonwealth Day/Sovereign’s Day. Today is a public and […]

LANDS Movement to launch website this week
Yesterday Nigel Petillo posted on social media announcing the formation of a new organization concerning […]

Police Association does not need trade union status
In discussing the upcoming Police Association elections, Commissioner of Police Chester Williams suggested that those […]

Galen University – well positioned to offer high-quality on-line education in post-pandemic Belize
Since mid-March, life as we knew it has changed considerably in every aspect of our […]

Blogs

Lord Michael Ashcroft’s Contributions to Belize during COVID-19
Lord Michael Ashcroft is no stranger to Belize, and has been a major investor in the country. Between 1998 – 2000, Ashcroft was the Belizean Ambassador to the United Nations, and has been involved in a wide range of industries throughout, funding educational and charitable projects in Belize. At the onset of COVID-19 in Belize, Lord Michael Ashcroft, who has been weathering the pandemic in country, was the first private donor to contribute substantial funds to Belize’s relief efforts.

International Sourcesizz

Scientists Find Hope For Reefs Battered By Climate Change
A team of scientists looking for coral that can better survive global warming have identified a hardier Caribbean coral in the Bahamas. The mountainous star coral off Great Harbour caught researchers attention after a searing 2015 bleaching event hit reefs across the islands. As water temperatures on Mermaid Reef soared above 91 degrees, the coral survived. Just a dozen miles away, similar star coral in cooler water died. The finding, published in the journal Coral Reefs, could help researchers trying to breed more heat resilient coral in labs as they race to save reefs that have lost about 80 percent of their coral since the 1970s.

Dengue Travel Alert Updated For the Americas
Dengvaxia vaccination reduces the risks of severe dengue infections... The ongoing Dengue risk in the Americas continues into the summer of 2020, says the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). On May 21, 2020, the CDC announced many parts of Central and South America, Mexico, and the Caribbean have continued to report dengue fever cases. Dengue is common in more than 100 countries around the world, and about 3 billion people live in areas with a risk of contracting 1 of dengue’s 4 virus subtypes.

Belize pineapples set to become “Queens of the South”
In Belize, the pineapple is a new crop that is being ‘groomed’ to become an important second crop for citrus and other farmers in the Stann Creek Valley and northern Toledo district. But is it possible for pineapple to become the “Queen of the South” and hold its own alongside the citrus industry? According to Luis Tzul, Agronomist for the Citrus Growers Association (CGA), the answer is yes. This coming Tuesday, 26th May, CGA will deliver its first shipment of pineapples for 2020 to be processed by Citrus Products of Belize Limited (CPBL). This delivery from CGA joins the half a million pounds that is delivered to the factory each year by farmers, mostly from Trio Village in northern Toledo.

Videos

  • Media briefing on COVID-19 (25 May 2020), 20min. WHO Director-General's opening remarks at the media briefing on COVID-19 - 25 May 2020

  • The Ozzy fest for kids, 52min.

  • ‘You Are The Reason ‘ - Rendition Done by My Daughters Kathy And Shae Gilharry, 3min. Hey Guys Dedicated to All Mothers Special to My Wife Bernadette Esther Gilharry

  • Slate colored seedeater seen in Belize at Elijio Panti National Park (May 2020), 1min. This birds were heard and later located very active and vocalizing( probably nesting as we saw courting behavior)at least 4 birds were seen.

  • BEST BELIZEAN STREET DISHES | How To Make Panades, Salbutes & Panucho, 28min. We ate street food in Belize City, Cayo and Placencia. My uncle's girlfriend also made us several meals. Today I'll show you how to make Panades which we ate several times on the trip. Miriam made Salbutes and Panucho for us and then taught me how to make them.

  • Belize Barrier Reef - Belize 2018, 1min.

  • Snorkeling at Blackbird Caye Resort Belize, 1min. Turneffe Atoll is the largest offshore atoll in Belize. Given its size and exceptional biodiversity you never have to snorkel the same site twice. You will find some of the best snorkeling that Belize has to offer just footsteps away from our resort.

  • A TRADITIONAL San Pedrano Dish (Pargo Horñado), 11min. MY FATHER-IN-LAW MAKE A TRADITIONAL DISH FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY AND HEY IT WAS AN AMAZING DISH HOPE YOU GUYS LIKE THIS VIDEO.

  • "Alma en pena resguarda el Pushte", 3min. HORROR MONDAYS: oral legends, ghosts, spirits and other chilling stories.