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Last night's TV news on Channel 7, Channel 5, LOVETV, PGTV, Reef TV, KREM, and CTV 3. Also with the most recent Open Your Eyes, Belize Now, Talk Ah Di Town, and other specials.


The San Pedro Sun

Doctor Love: Ready for Love and Life
Dear Doctor Love, My guy is very afraid of talking about our future together. If I say something about starting a family or talk about saving money for a house, he always says something like, “If we’re still together.” I really love him and want to spend my life with him but I am confused if he is going to stay around. How can I get him to commit? /s/Ready for Marriage

Belizean artist helps complete mural honouring the life of George Floyd
As demonstrations and protests continue across the United States of America, and the world following the death of Afro-American 46-year-old George Floyd under police custody, several murals to honour his life have popped up throughout cities across the globe. One of the first public artworks, if not the first mural to commemorate Floyd, was in Minneapolis, Minnesota USA, at the spot where he tragically died. The painting was brought to life by three talented artists. One of them is a Belizean hailing from the Cayo District, Cadex Herrera, who, along with Greta McLain and Xena Goldman, paid tribute and support for the Black Lives Matter movement.

Various Belizean Sources

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Caye Caulker Soup Kitchen day Location
Monday, June 8th Meal Pick ups. Location: Belize Diving Services. Times: Village: 11:00am - 11:45am. Bahia: 11:45am - 12:30pm.

Juan Guerrero, Building Boats in Corozal
At the age of 14, Juan Guerrero learned the boat building skill from a well known boat builder, Mr. Carlos Cruz. Today he has build over 28 boats, including "Sexy Chicken" and "Ragga King" from Caye Caulker Village. In the pictures you can see that that he is currently enrolled in building another boat, working along with Mr. Alex Cruz, a well known boat fixer and future boat builder...

San Ignacio Rotary End Plastic Soup campaign
The Rotary Satellite Club of San Ignacio Benque Viejo is busy with their End Plastic Soup campaign. They are fixing up the bio-barriers while they are out of the river. Thanks, Rotary! It's a tough fight against all the loser litterbugs.

The Belize Emergency Relief feeding program has been providing food for 1000's around Belize
Thank you to everyone who has made our efforts a possibility! We are grateful to all our donors and volunteers, and a special thank you to Yaoling Lee who has been working hard every day, painting these beautiful portraits for those who donated to our fundraiser. She has donated all the proceeds of her artwork and helped us raise 2,500 bz!! We are coming to the end of our fundraising efforts. We will be closing our gofundme page this week, as we have reached our 2 months of efforts we committed to doing. We have helped over 5,500 individuals in 7 communities in Belize. Many local organizations have now stepped up and most people are receiving help from government.

State of Education update today
State of Education update will be at 10am.

Popol Vuh : Lords of Xibalba
The head of the pantheon is Hun-Came (“One Death”) followed by Vucub-Came (“Seven Death). The remaining ten Lords rule over a particular form of human suffering. According to the Maya legend, these death lords often worked together in pairs. There was Xiquiripat ("Flying Scab") and Cuchumaquic ("Gathered Blood") who worked to poison people’s blood. There was Ahalpuh ("Pus ") and Ahalgana ("Jaundice ") who made bodies swell and rot. There was Chamiabac ("Bone Staff") and Chamiaholom ("Skull Staff"), who slowly striped the flesh from the dead to turn them into skeletons. There was Ahalmez ("Sweepings ") and Ahaltocob ("Stabbing "), who were believed to hide in the unswept areas of a person’s home and stab them to death. And finally there was Xic ("Wing") and Patan ("Packstrap"), who made people cough up blood and suffer while walking on a road.

Channel 5

GUATEMALAN SHOT INSIDE CHIQUIBUL
Reports reaching News 5 are that a Friends for Conservation & Development (FCD) patrol was north of the Valentin Conservation post in the Chiquibul Forest Reserve when they came under gunfire around eight o’clock tonight. During the shootout, one Guatemalan national was injured. He is being evacuated with the assistance of the BDF in the area.

The Reporter

Murder in Punta Gorda
Police say that sometime before 8:50 p.m., Sylvio Flores Jr was walking on Pampana Street and heard someone whistle from within a bushy area. Flores reportedly went over towards the spot and he was shot. He died at the PG Community Hospital.

Chopping Incident
A socializing session took a turn for the worse last night, after an argument between a a woman and her common law husband resulted in a chopping incident. Reports are that Romelia Ical was chopped in the head during the altercation and was rushed to the hospital for medical attention. She is said to be in stable condition.

Breaking Belize NewsPJ

Belize City altercation ends in stabbing
A man is recovering at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital (KHMH) following a stabbing last […]

Treasury bills, bonds and notes: what is the difference and how are they used?
This week’s announcement from the Government of Belize launching a US$30 million Treasury Note, and Prime […]

Female minor raped in her own home
A report coming out of Belize City is that a female minor was raped in […]

Pet owners advised to watch out for poisonous toads
Now that the rainy season is upon us, pet owners, particularly those who own dogs, […]

COVID-19 cases now over 7 million; deaths reach 400,000 mark
As of today, June 7, 2020, the global count for positive COVID-19 cases is now […]

Woman chopped in Belize City
A Belize City woman is receiving medical treatment after being chopped to the head last […]

Belize skeletons establish earlier use of maize as a staple for Maya
Douglas J. Kennett, a University of California, Santa Barbara anthropology professor, says he has established that […]

Land movement meeting rescheduled
The land movement meeting being hosted by land rights activist Nigel Petillo, which was scheduled […]

Sylvio Flores Jr. is Belize’s latest murder victim; lured to death by whistle
Police say 31-year-old Sylvio Flores, Jr., was lured to his death Saturday night by a whistle […]

Blogs

Update On Tourism Industry on Ambergris Caye And A Quick Poll – Please Participate!
Belize’s borders remain closed with no definitive re-opening date planned. For the past few weeks, repatriations – for Belizean citizens either “stuck” on cruise ships or stranded outside of the country – have started. Repatriation flights – from Belize to the US, from Belize to Canada and one from Belize to the UK – have been heading in the other direction. And with those flights, some of the people on fixed incomes (many retirees) who are a boost to the winter/spring month’s economies. Economic activity within Belize has re-started but with no tourism dollars coming in and so many unemployed, domestic tourism is just not enough to sustain our hotels, gift shops or resorts.

Stats: 65 Percent of U.S. Travelers Look Forward To Travelling Again
A majority of Americans (65 percent) are looking forward to travel again, both internationally and domestically, according to new research by Zapwater Communications, a travel and lifestyle communications agency. In addition, two in five (39 percent) are hoping to travel within the first six months after travel restrictions are lifted. The agency surveyed 1,280 U.S.-based frequent travellers about their travel decisions pre- and post-COVID-19. This included areas of preference to travel, when they would feel comfortable traveling again, length of trip, mode of transportation, travel experiences, type of trip, factors that would influence travel, and travel habits among others.

Move to Belize
From its secluded beaches to its steamy rain forests, Belize is a country of diverse natural beauty. Its slow pace of life makes it a popular tourist destination, and the cost of living is still low. For the more adventurous traveler, activities can include a trek into the jungle in search of Maya ruins, spotting parrots, toucans, and maybe even a jaguar along the way. It’s true that Belize is no longer the most affordable place to buy property, but this country has other benefits: economic stability, a stress-free lifestyle, and a cost of living that is good value when compared with the U.S. (or even other Caribbean destinations).

Millennials in Belize suppressed by gangs and crime
This is a story of one side of the coin that Belize faces with a Political angle to explain things but falsely. Watch the video first, I will provide my point of view after… Past Government Corruption? Man, this is the normal in Belize no matter which Govt it is and I suspect this will be the normal for Belize well into the future unless a drastic awakening happens in Belize, no not violence, an intellectual change to what and who are the real problems and the Plebs actually taking a stand and remove corruption at it’s root. Far too long has Belize been held hostage by the Two Party evil of the PUP/UDP Syndicates. I would re-write that last bullet-point to be never-ending Government corruption.

Videos

  • Sharks become aggressive over speared lionfish in tube, 1min. In Belize, reef sharks have only recently begun to appear. Until recent years, nurse sharks were the only species that would be seen around the island of San Pedro. The arrival of a gang of hungry sharks was a surprise to these divers who were spearing lionfish, an invasive species that needs to be eradicated for the health of the reef. The lionfish were being carried out in a tube that was designed to store the fish in a manner that protected the divers from the dangerous stings.

  • Nello Player- A Cyan't Breathe, 3.5min. Nello Player has released A Cyan't Breathe in support of the Black Lives Matter movement. A song highlighting a dark time in the History of Black People.

  • Miss Deb's, 1min. Well Known across Belize, Miss Deb's can be recognised anywhere. Originally from the Cayo District, she travels across our districts sharing her famous burgers. We’re glad of our partnership where we can serve as she the travels Orange Walk, San Ignacio, Belize City and Belmopan! Here’s a bit of her story.

  • Amileen Patzan and Amilly Teck sing for the Festival of Arts, 4min. We've travelled Belize quite a bit through this evening's virtual Festival of Arts, and now we have a performance that transports us to Cayo's refreshing rivers! We close with a vocal duet from Amileen Patzan and Amilly Teck... as sweet as their surroundings! Amileen is student at Howard Smith Nazarene and Amilly attends Sacred Heart!

  • Youth Innovation Challenge: Regional Competitions, 2hr47min.

  • Youth Innovation Challenge Result, 35min.

  • BELIZE GOING TO NORTHERN LAGOON, 12min.

  • Belize mountain pine ridge trail, 2.5min.

  • WE WENT TO BELIZE!! The Blue Hole, Cheese, Chocolate, + MORE!, 23min. I went on a cruise to Mexico, Belize, and Honduras, and my experience was memorable to say the least. We tried street food, Belize Cuisine, and cheese from 2015! We visited St. Herman's Blue Hole National Park, and ended the full day with the spa and a show!

  • Fragments of Hope Rescue nurseries set up in Hol Chan & Bacalar Chico, 1min. Quick teaser on Fragments of Hope Rescue nurseries set up in Hol Chan & Bacalar Chico Marine Reserve as an emergency response to Stony Coral Tissue Loss Disease (SCTLD) May 2020 with a focus on pillar corals.

  • It’s time to loosen up those hips to some Garifuna dancing, 4.5min. Feel the rhythm of the Garifuna culture in Belize with an introduction to drumming beats by the Dumbei Yurumein Drummers from Hopkins! It’s time to loosen up those hips to some Garifuna dancing. The Dumbei Yurumien Drummers from Hopkins village courtesy Hopkins UnCut will be teaching us three Garifuna rhythms; the hüngü- hüngü, the Paranda and Punta.