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Team ‘Nuh Worry Bout Nothin’ wins Grand Caribe’s Deep Sea Classic Fishing Tournament
Orange Walk’s Team ‘Nuh Worry Bout Nothin’ took home the grand prize at Grand Caribe’s fourth annual Deep Sea Classic fishing tournament. Held at Grand Caribe Belize north of San Pedro Town, from Friday July 17th to Sunday July 19th, the tournament saw a total of 30 teams participating and competing for over $25,000 BZ in cash and prizes. Other top winners following the three-day fishing extravaganza was San Pedro’s Team Real Deal in second place, and Team Stir it Up took third place. Team Strike Force came in fourth place, while Team Mingulay ended in fifth place.
San Pedro Junior College (SPJC) graduates 36
On Saturday, July 18th, the San Pedro Junior College (SPJC) celebrated its 19th Commencement Exercise, graduating 36 students in three different programs at the Angel Nuñez Auditorium. Held under the theme ‘Use what you’ve been through as fuel…Believe in yourself,’ the ceremony saw students receiving their Associate Degrees in Business Administration majoring in Accounting, Business Mangement, and Tourism Management. The ceremony began at 5PM with the 2020 graduating class proudly marching to the tune of Pomp and Circumstance. This followed official protocols including the singing of the National Anthem and an invocation by Abel Guerrero Sr. Immediately after, the Salutatory Address was delivered by graduate Nirisi Deidra Sherwin, who obtained a cumulative GPA of 3.61.
Various Belizean Sources
Caye Caulker Soup Kitchen day Location
Tuesday, July 21st, Meal pick ups.
Location: Food Republic
Village: 11:00am - 11:45am.
Bahia: 11:45am -12:30pm.
Island Express Freight on Caye Caulker
Freight services will now be available on Tuesdays and Fridays starting July 21, 2020.
The story behind the phrase ‘Tza-ten-a-ha’
According to a number of elders of the community, the phrase “Tza-ten-a-ha” was used by the Maya people that came to their shores when the village was first repopulated in 1846. The area had new settlers but it was still visited by the Maya people of the peninsula. These visitors were native to Belize and probably to the ancient city that is now Sarteneja. ‘Tza-ten-a-ha’ was the phrase used by the Maya when they asked for water...
BELIZE DEFENCE FORCE OFFICERS PROMOTED TO SECOND LIEUTENANTS
Officer Cadet Evan Cal and Officer Cadet Kent Young, Attended Standard Officers' Course # 52 in Guyana which started on 28th June 2019 and concluded on 16th June 2020. Both officers have now been promoted to Ensign(Second Lieutenant). Congratulations to both officers who represented Belize and the BDF well. Great job!
COVID-19 CASES 41 AND 42 DETECTED
A further 66 samples were processed earlier today, most of these samples being from the flight that arrived on the flight of Friday, July 17th.
We have identified two further cases of COVID-19, both are males.
One person came in through the Western Border from Guatemala and has been quarantined since he arrived in the country and the second case is from the returning flight on Friday. Both cases are asymptomatic and remain under quarantine.
We currently have 18 active cases, the majority in Orange Walk but all cases are under quarantine.
Our enhanced surveillance continues.
Flood Forecast for July 20, 2020 from the National Hydrological Service
Maya Temple looted
Approximately 100 meters high, this Maya temple has been looted in the Chiquibul. The forest that covered the mountain was destroyed by the recent fires, leaving the temple exposed. Estimating the occurrence, frequency and nature of site destruction is difficult. Looting threatens two type of sites; those known to archaeologists and those that have not yet been discovered.
XXIV Children´s Drawing Contest
Mexico’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, through the Institute of Mexicans Abroad (IME) and the Embassy of Mexico in Belize are pleased to share with you the call for the XXIV Children’s Drawing Contest “Este es mi México”, regarding the subject:
Corozal Town Council's official handing over presentation of new Garbage Trucks!
The public is invited to the Corozal Town Council's official handing over presentation of new Garbage Trucks!
Today, Tuesday, July 21 2020,
Place: In front of Corozal Town Hall.
Come and listen to the Corozal Town Council's plans for the continued improvement of our beautiful town. Specially invited guests include Opposition Leader and our next Prime Minister of Belize, Hon. John Briceno, and Orange Walk's hardworking Mayor, Kevin Bernard!
Sanitization package for your primary school
***ATTENTION TEACHERS AND SCHOOLS***
Principals and school teachers from Orange Walk and Corozal, you can win a sanitization package for your primary school! Follow the instructions below. One package per school. Courtesy of Belize Sugar Industries Limited.
Power outage today for Corozal and Orange Walk Districts
Two 15 minute power outages from 4:45 a.m. to 5:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. on Tuesday July 21, 2020 to affect entire Corozal and Orange Walk Districts. BEL to facilitate maintenance works by Cenace at Xul-Ha, Mexico.
Belize Zoo Virtual Tours
You Better Belize it! Virtual tour to support the Belize Zoo!
The Belize Zoo is going to do some virtual tours starting next Tuesday. Miss traveling? Want to go someplace exotic and new? Grab the whole family for exciting challenges and fun activities for all ages as we gear up for a virtual trip through the tropical forest to the Belize Zoo! Join us for the next four weeks as we learn about the amazing Belizean animals that call this place home and remarkable conservation missions of this incredible little zoo. You better Belize you will not want to miss out on the final event! Your participation alone will help raise awareness and funds to support this necessary organization through this difficult time.
Coconut Shell Jewelry Making Program
We invite you to learn the skill of making coconut shell jewelry with Kimberly Griffith! The course begins July 27, interested persons can message or call 422-0071 for more information and registration.
Terror Outside Cayo Nightclub, Two Dead, Three Injured
Public terror struck in the heart of San Ignacio on Saturday night when shots rang out outside a crowded nightclub. When the dust settled, two were dead and three injured. As we found out today, this burst of unthinkable violence ended in a flash, but has left a deep imprint of grief and trauma which will endure for some time. This was the scene on Saturday night when a Taxi parked in front of CK nightclub was targeted by a gunman. Its passengers 19-year-old, Marquees Robateau, 29-year old Telesha Mckay, and 29-Year-old Windell Trapp had been waiting to get into the overcrowded club. But within seconds Trapp, as well as the taxi man 22-year-old Samuel Hill, were dead - a shocking turn of events that left Marquees Robateau running for his life. A relative spoke to us by phone and asked to remain anonymous:
Police Constable Injured Outside Club
The Commissioner is also wishing peace for the Jimenez family. As we've shown you, he paid a visit to the Police corporal on Sunday, and this morning he said, that, like Mark Twain, the reports of his "death were greatly exaggerated:" "Contrary to what the media was reporting, I believe that some media houses killed the man about a million times but Mr. Jimnez did get a gunshot injury to the mouth and exited the back of the head. Thankfully the bullet did not catch any major organ and so from my discussion yesterday with the attending physician he is expected to have a full recovery. He should undergo surgery to reconstruct the jaw because the entire jaw is broken."
COMPOL Wants to Close CK
One person who's not in good spirits is the owner of the CK's nightclub. The Commissioner is threatening to take away his club license and perhaps his livelihood all because of a crime that took place across the street from the club. Williams explained his rationale earlier today. "We are concerned about this CK or whatever the club name is. I was in San Ignacio yesterday. I went by to get an appreciation as to what the area looks like as well as the establishment and from my observation, the establishment is a very small building per se. From what I can discern from it is that it is not a place that is suited to be a night club and what we gather is that."
Two Days Out Of Jail, Eggy Got Killed
We turn now to the weekend's other murder, which occurred on Marage Road in Ladyville. Over the years, this street has become a sort of deadly battleground between two warring gang groups that have established themselves in the 'La Milpa' and 'Japan' areas of the village.And this time, the target was one of the veteran combatants on this battlespace.22-year-old Egbert Baldwin was acquitted last week of a major shoot-out in May 2016, in which 3 men from one crew were injured. 23-year-old Lionel Rhamdas was also murdered in that shoot-out.
Drug Plane Swung Low Over The North On Sunday
And while police have to focus resources on solving those murders - they also have to keep eyes in the skies for those drug planes coming in from South America. Residents of Xunox village saw one circling yesterday afternoon. The COMPOL confirmed it today:"This is nothing new, and so, from yesterday evening up to this morning around five, we were monitoring tracks and the first track that came flew over and we later received information that it landed in Guatemala and the second track that came, again, we got information that that went to Mexico..."
Deceased Major’s Mom Calls Out Security Minister For False Claim
School is starting in three weeks - and it is an especially difficult time for the family of deceased BDF Pilot Radford Baizar. His three children and one on the way, lost their breadwinner when he crashed and died on February 26 in an air tragedy that claimed four lives. There seemed to be some consolation last week when the Minister of National security announced that all the families had gotten an ex gratis payment of one hundred thousand dollars.
Cops Caught Contraband In Santa Familia
Border jumpers are driving up the COVID case numbers, but contraband smuggling is also a high risk activity threatening to bring COVID into Belize along with all those cheap beers and sodas. Despite the warnings and the increased border security, contraband continues to stream across illegal border crossings with Mexico and Guatemala. And, on Friday evening, Cayo police found 68 cases of contraband beer stashed at a Santa Familia residence.
Morning Home Invasion In Maya Mopan
And while even closed borders haven't been able to stop border hopping outlaws, the regular outlaws are also wreaking havoc with robberies. A string of crimes on the outskirts of Belmopan culminated in a brazen home invasion on Saturday morning. We got the details from Assistant Commissioner of Police Joseph Myvette at this morning's police press briefing:
Cops Found a Small Armory of Explosives
But while Belmopan criminals are becoming more and more desperate, criminal elements in Teakettle seem to be preparing for war. On Saturday while conducting joint operations on Young Gial road Police and CIB discovered a poor-man's armory hidden in an empty lot across the street from a convicted drug dealer. ACP Myvette gave us a rundown of the stockpile earlier today. "Also on Saturday Roaring Creek police officers including all the different agencies conducted an operation on Young Gyal Road in Teakettle village which led them to the discovery of three 223 weapons magazine, one 223 round of ammunition, one riot smoke grenade, and one anti-riot irritant grenade, no one was found in the area so these items were connected and deposited as found property whilst the investigation continues."
Robber Caught On Camera And Then Caught By Cops
Police have tracked down a robber who was caught on camera holding up a delivery truck last week. It happened last week Tuesday afternoon in Santa Elena Town where a single gun man held up a Madisco delivery van, and stole the cash bag. It was all caught on camera, and this weekend, Police tracked down the alleged robber right in Santa Elena.
NTUCB Issues Sweeping Statements Lashing Out At UB, Ministry
Tonight, the National Trade Union Congress of Belize is calling for fair and equitable treatment on behalf of the newly certified University of Belize Faculty and Staff Union, and the Christian Workers Union.Exactly a week ago, the UBFSU received its full certification to act as the bargaining agent for 237 employees at the national university.Initial indications to our newsroom are that the tension between the two sides has been cooling off because the administration has made recent attempts at consulting them as valued stakeholders.
Labour Minister Rejects NTUCB’s Release
Earlier in the news, we told you how the National Trade Union Congress of Belize was criticizing the Ministry of Labour for it's supposed silence on the dispute between the Christian Workers Union and the Port of Belize Limited.As we told you, the union was suggesting that the Ministry isn't doing much to try to resolve this recent labor dispute, which involves the possible termination of 29 union members from the Port of Belize. Well, the Labour Minister of State, Dr Carla Barnett, contacted us to say that the NTUCB failed to mention that they have been part of the bottleneck to deal with this dispute.
BEL's Meter Minders Insist on Transparency
Last week, the Public Utilities Commissioner gave BEL a combination of body blows, attacking the monopoly utility on multiple fronts. First, the PUC lamented that the company was asking for an independent expert to review the PUC's full tariff decision, then, the PUC said that it would have to issue an order forcing BEL to sign a power purchase agreement with Santander. And, then, almost as an aside - when asked to explain the reports of high bills recently - the PUC chairman publicly speculated that BEL was probably just averaging out meter readings rather than sending meter readers to your house. He said this was probably a COVID safety measure.
Long Lines For Educational Grants At HRCU
On Saturday, the line at the Holy Redeemer Credit Union headquarters in Belize went from Hydes Lane, and snaked all the way unto Queen Street. Members were lining up for just about half a million dollars in educational grants.The program started in 2005 and it seems to be needed this year more than ever. Here's more in a video from the Ministry of Education:
106 Negative Tests
The contact tracing exercise for the COVID cases coming out of San Felipe and Blue Creek Villages are encouraging. On Friday 106 samples were processed, and all were negative. The Ministry of health says it has now cleared all the samples processed from the contact tracing in both San Felipe and Blue Creek.But, what about case #39 - the scrap metal dealer in Santa Elena?
Bahamas Closes Its Border To USA
And while Belize is at 40 cases, the Bahamas, which reopened its airports and sea Ports three weeks ago has reported 49 new cases since borders fully opened, for a total of 153 cases. And that's why Prime Minister Hubert Minnis said in a national address on Sunday that American Tourists will be be barred from entering the Bahams amid the re-surging COVID-19 pandemic.
Phased Repatriation Continues
And while that is for tourists, Belizeans keep on coming in. Homeward bound Belizeans returning from a world gone mad with constant states of flux, economic woes, and rising cases of COVID-19. To date 1119 persons have applied to be repatriated, 392 have been repatriated, with 1009 approved and 913 in the process of their coordinated return.
Taiwan Scholarships Still Rolling On
As we've told you many of those repatriates are students returning from study abroad programs. And yet, in the midst of the global pandemic, a group of 48 young Belizeans have won scholarships to embark on degree programs in Taiwan. This morning the Embassy of Taiwan announced its annual orientation in which it's set to offer the highest number of Belizean scholarships to recipients of the Taiwan ICDF and MOFA scholarships since the inception of the programs in 2002.
2 Murdered; 3 Injured in the West!
Two men were murdered and three others were injured in crazy gun violence in Cayo. In the early hours of Sunday morning, hell broke loose outside the C.K. Sports Bar [...]
Several Persons Detained for Double Murder in the West
So, there you heard from the families of three of the victims in the shooting. We turn now to the police department for the official report. In the story, you [...]
Police Have Concerns About CK Bar After Deadly Weekend Shooting
The location where the deadly weekend shooting took place in San Ignacio is a concern to the police department since it poses serious security risks for patrons of the establishment. [...]
G.S.U. Deployed to San Ignacio
As a result of the shooting that claimed two lives, police say that they are taking swift action to quell that growing problem in the west. Commissioner of Police Chester [...]
Egbert Baldwin is Murdered in Ladyville
Hours before the double murder in Cayo, the Ladyville area exploded with gun violence in another gang-related murder. Just after seven o’clock on Saturday night, Egbert Baldwin, who as recent [...]
Suspected Drug Plane Circles Above Chunox Overnight
A low-flying aircraft was seen hovering above Chunox overnight, where law enforcement assets had scrambled to the vicinity of the isolated village in Corozal District in anticipation of an illegal [...]
San Felipe Villagers Abandoned in Lockdown Zone
The villages of San Felipe and Blue Creek remain cut off from the rest of the country. Agriculture produce from Blue Creek is allowed to be transported out of the [...]
What About Students in San Felipe Village?
According to residents, some thirty students in San Felipe Village missed their CSEC examinations due to the lockdown. No provisions were made to have them sit the exams at a [...]
PC Nadir Mendoza Kicked Out of the Police Department
In December 2019, Police Constable Nadir Mendoza went on the lam and became a fugitive from the law after being accused of stealing a firearm from the Belize Police Department. [...]
PC Nelson Ramos in Jail for Sexual Assault of Teenage Girl
Another cop is trouble with the law. Police Constable Nelson Ramos is on remand at the Belize Central Prison after being charged for a sexual offense involving a minor. The [...]
A Small Cache of Ammunition is Discovered Outside
A hidden supply of ammunition, including a smoke grenade, was recovered by police during an operation outside of Teakettle Village over the weekend. According to Assistant Commissioner of Police Joseph [...]
A Santa Elena Resident is Charged for MADISCO Truck Holdup
A forty-one-year-old resident of Santa Elena Town has been arrested and charged for the armed robbery of a MADISCO delivery truck last Tuesday. Luis Castellanos is accused of stealing an [...]
Armed Thieves Storm Residence in Maya Mopan
While police have cracked the MADISCO robbery, they are investigating a Belmopan robbery. A quartet of armed thieves stormed the residence of Gloria Tush in the Maya Mopan neighbourhood over [...]
B.N.T.U. Turns 50
The Belize National Teachers Union today achieved a milestone: it is a historic fifty years. The powerful watchdog union is celebrating its golden anniversary under the theme, “B.N.T.U. @ 50: [...]
N.T.U.C.B. to Advocate for Senate Report Investigations
The much anticipated Senate report was tabled and adopted by the Senate last week. It is now a public document so the question now is: will the relevant authorities investigate [...]
Elena Smith to Patrick Faber: “Let’s see what will happen, I guess, come November.”
It is no secret that Minister of Education, Patrick Faber, has had some bitter moments with the Belize National Teachers Union. Both have been bucking heads over a myriad of [...]
B.N.T.U. Has Concerns over P.G.I.A. Re-opening
Bahamas is not allowing U.S. visitors due to the spread of the corona virus. In Guyana, the Civil Aviation Authority has delayed the phased opening of the Cheddi Jagan International [...]
N.T.U.C.B. Shows Supports for C.W.U. Against P.B.L.
The National Trade Union Congress of Belize on Saturday met to discuss several issues including the Christian Workers Union’s battle against the Port of Belize Limited. Last week, the Port [...]
A Motorcycle Driver is Flung into the Belize River
An eighteen-year-old motorist is recovering from a mishap that landed him in the Belize River near the Valley of Peace Road on Friday evening. It is unclear whether Guillermo Ical [...]
Why Are Your Light Bills So High?
There are mounting complaints from consumers that their light bills have been going up, in some instances doubling, during these very difficult economic times. Now, since March when there was [...]
https://lovefm.com/bntu-president-satisfied-with-senate-report/BNTU President satisfied with Senate Report
The one hundred and sixty page Senate Report is out and was tabled in last week’s Senate meeting. The report is based on the findings of the Special Select Senate Committee that was formed to investigate wrongdoings at the Immigration and Nationality Departments. Those wrongdoings were revealed in the Auditor General’s report for the period 2012/2013. Part of the inquiry committee was the Union Senator, Elena Smith who informed Love News that all senators are satisfied with the final report and that the onus is now on the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), Cheryl Lyn Vidal to determine if anyone will be held culpable and charged.
Young man walks free from murder and dies days after
A young Ladyville resident was killed on Saturday night while a passerby was injured in the incident. Police responded to the crime scene in the Japan Area just after seven o’clock and encountered 22-year-old Egbert Baldwin with gunshot wounds to the body.
BEL explains how meters are read
For months now, consumers have been complaining of a sudden increase of their electricity bills. The matter has been debated and vented multiple times on social media and the Belize Electricity Limited (BEL) had come out to explain that it has to do with extreme high temperatures.
NTUCB supports the CWU’s movement
The National Trade Union Congress of Belize (NTUCB) has come forward in full support of the Christian Workers Union (CWU) and their plight with the Port of Belize Limited (PBL). After almost four weeks of protesting every lunch hour during the week, the mother of all unions has stepped in not only to express their full support for the thirty-six employees who stand to lose their jobs but to also call out the Labour Department for their silence and the PBL for their lack of communication. NTUCB’s President Marvin Mora appeared on The Morning Show today to speak on the matter.
Young man found unconscious in western Belize
A resident of Valley of Peace Village, Cayo District was found in an unconscious state over the weekend. According to our Cayo Correspondent, Fem Cruz, the victim was reported missing by his family.
Tourism director comments on the impact of covid-19
August 15 is the day the Philip Goldson International Airport is set to reopen, and tourists will be allowed to visit the country once again. This will provide revenue for the tourism industry which will allow them to rebound back to normal from the COVID-19 economic crisis.
Citco Ceiling caves in
On Friday evening a portion of City Hall’s third floor ceiling located on Regent Street caved in. In the images shared with us the roof and beams are notably rusty and became visible when pieces of the ceiling’s concrete fell on a desk in one of the offices.
NTUCB in full support of UBSFU
The CWU plight is not the only fight that the NTUCB has taken on. As a matter of fact, the umbrella union is also advocating and supporting the University of Belize Faculty and Staff Union which is also asking for financial records from UB to justify the salary cuts and austerity measures affecting the institution’s faculty and staff.
Two men murdered and three other injured in shooting incident
A double murder in Cayo has left two families grieving and three persons, including a police officer and a recently recruited Coast Guard member recovering from gunshot injuries. Reporter Courtney Menzies travelled out west to uncover the details of what transpired in the wee hours of Sunday morning.
Two soldiers promoted after studying in Guyana
Two Soldiers from the Belize Defence Force (BDF) have been promoted after completing a standard officers' course in Guyana. The training course began on June 28, 2019 and concluded on June 16, 2020.
Breaking Belize News
Belize registers 2 new case of COVID-19
The Ministry of Health has confirmed 2 new cases of COVID-19. The Ministry processed a […]
National Trade Union Congress stands with University of Belize Faculty and Staff Union
The National Trade Union Congress of Belize (NTUCB) has pledged to support the newly-formed University […]
The rise of new Deputy Commissioner of Police Dezerie Phillips Magdaleno
Last week Tuesday, Dezerie Jacklyn Phillips Magdaleno was promoted to Deputy Commissioner of Police, Administration […]
Over 30 student athletes participate in basketball camp hosted by BK Sports Group
The BK Sports Group, formerly the BK Volleyball Foundation, assisted the sporting careers of some […]
“No real damage from locusts, monitoring still ongoing,” says agricultural authority
The Belize Agricultural Health Authority (BAHA) said today that Belize had very limited impact from […]
CK Sports Bar says incident didn’t begin inside establishment
CK sports bar and restaurant in San Ignacio issued a statement today saying that the […]
Santa Elena man charged for Madisco truck robbery
Police have arrested and charged Luis Castellanos, 42, of Santa Elena for the crime of […]
Belize Defense Force soldiers promoted following completion of course in Guyana
Two officers from the Belize Defense Force were promoted, following the successful completion of a […]
Police investigate armed robbery in Santa Elena, Cayo
Police are investigating an armed robbery that occurred on Saturday morning in Santa Elena, Cayo. […]
Go Fund Me launched for Danny Jimenez surgery
A Go Fund Me was launched to assist football star Danny Jimenez for jaw reconstruction […]
Belmopan Citizen clean up campaign to be held this weekend
The Belmopan City Council and Belmopan Area representative, John Saldivar are calling citizens to join […]
Mexico’s crops in danger as swarm of locusts approaches
Agricultural authorities in Mexico are concerned over the safety of crops growing in the country […]
Taiwan Embassy to host scholarship orientation for 48 Belizean students
The Embassy of Taiwan will host a scholarship orientation on Saturday, July 25, 2020 from […]
Oxford COVID-19 vaccine “deemed safe”
The BBC reports that a coronavirus vaccine developed by the University of Oxford appears safe […]
Agriculture in Belize
By Bill Lindo: For some time I have been writing articles trying to educate Belizeans that the reason why first the United States of America, and later Germany, Japan […]
Bahamas bans flights from USA 2 weeks after re-opening
The Bahamas re-opened to international travelers on July 1, 2020 and has since announced that […]
Update On Belize’s Entry Protocols and The Bahamas Closes to US Travelers
I’ve been getting SO many questions about the planned re-opening of the International Airport in Belize – scheduled for August 15th.
Yes, the airport is re-opening (as of now) but there will be many protocols and restrictions for those arriving.
The Belize Tourism Board has been slowly releasing information and updates like the answer to question #53 – perhaps the one that I get the most often:
53. How long will these protocols (testing, social distancing, restricted movement, etc.) be in place?
‘My Experience Traveling from Belize to America during COVID-19’
Four months after Belize closed its borders, my husband and I travelled from Belize to Chicago, USA on a repatriation flight on July 17, 2020. Below, you’ll find my first-hand experience.
Our journey started at the Philip Goldson International Airport, where only ticketed passengers were allowed within the terminal. Much like every public place in Belize, face masks are mandatory inside the airport and for the entirety of your journey. At check-in, a sneeze guard of plexiglass separated the agent and ourselves. Meanwhile, security was as per usual; in the departure terminal, social distancing was requested with no rebuttals – everyone seemed more than willing to follow the rules. At the waiting area near the gate, every other seat was blocked off to ensure physical distancing between passengers waiting to board the flight.
My Wild Escape Into the Parrot Protection Program
Crouching by the side of the opaque, muddy waters of Belize’s Raspaculo River, I held back tears while wringing its muck from my socks. I had just fallen in after a failed attempt to support myself using a dead tree, which broke under my weight and sent me sidelong into the river. You can’t do this, you shouldn’t have tried, you should leave right now, I angrily thought to myself. Until I remembered: There was no way out.
Three days before this incident, I was just beginning my 14-day stint in the Chiquibul National Park as a volunteer protecting scarlet macaws from pet trade poachers. At the time, a Belizean nonprofit called Scarlet Six deployed volunteers like me into the jungle to support their efforts to rebuild the rapidly dwindling population of these birds. I had fallen in love with Belize a few months prior during my honeymoon, so when I found out I could play a tangible role in supporting their wildlife conservation efforts, I jumped at the opportunity.
Journey through Mesoamerica (Mexico/Guatemala/Belize Travel Video), 17min. MEXICO: Cancún - Isla Holbox - Valladolid - Chichen Itza - Mérida - Palenque - Misol-Ha Waterfall - Agua Azul Falls - San Cristobal de las Casas - Bacalar Laguna - Tulum - Akumal - Playa del Carmen - Isla Mujeres.
GUATEMALA: Panachel - Lake Atilán - Antigua - Acatenango Volcano - Guatemala City - Rio Dulce - Flores - El Remate - Tikal.
BELIZE: San Ignacio - Actun Tunichil Muknal - Belize City - Caye Caulker - San Pedro (Ambergris Caye).
Salamander Photoshoot in the Jungle? Herping Belize, 8min. We filmed this video during a trial transect survey. Our goal? Catalog the reptiles and amphibians found on the property. Normally, we wouldn't spend this long taking pictures, but we just couldn't resist!
This video was filmed at the Toucan Ridge Ecology and Education Society (T.R.E.E.S.) in the Mayan Mountains of Belize.
Walking Around Belize, 6min.
An encounter with Dolphins while scuba diving yesterday at Pompion Caye on the Belize Barrier Reef off Placencia, 40sec.
The Association of Professional Engineers of Belize (APEB), 30min. The Association of Professional Engineers of Belize (APEB) is setting aside today to recognize the importance of the profession. We spoke with the newly elected council about their vision and how they will raise awareness of the need for more human resources in this field.
Ramy Chia - President, APEB.
Seremei Cayetano - Treasurer, APEB.
Douglas Westby - Vice President, APEB.
The National Health Insurance - Update, 34min. The National Health Insurance Scheme will be adjusting the cost of services as a result of the recent budget cuts. Our guests explained the changes and how you will be impacted.
Dr. Cynthia Terry - Services Director, BFLA NHI Clinic.
Andre O'Brien - Mercy NHI Clinic.
Ruth Jaramillo - Health Services Director, NHI.
Dr. Natalia Castillo Rodriguez - General Manager, NHI.
COVID-19 - Update, 43min. The date scheduled for the reopening of the Philip Goldson International Airport is fast approaching. Many have concerns about how we will be able to handle the potential cases of COVID-19 that may result from this. Our first guest Yashin Dujon, Chief Executive Officer in the Ministry of Tourism, spoke to the plan to mitigate the threats. He underscored that the ultimate priority is to secure the safety of all through the mandatory protocols that will be put in place.
Yachin Dujon - CEO, Min. of Tourism
COVID-19 Watch, 68min. Belize's economic recovery may span several years and will hinge on innovating, deliberate and decisive action.
Tonight on COVID-19 Watch we discuss opportunities that exist for Belize and some of the tough decision that may be required for our recovery to accelerated.
Beautiful dove makes a nest for her babies over family patio, 1min. This little dove has found a sheltered area under the roof of an outdoor patio. The family that lives in this home is happy to share their space with this young mother. She built a nest, laid two eggs and cared for them like a devoted mother would. The eggs hatched and her little family has flourished. The cooing and squawking that can be heard as she feeds the fledglings are welcome sounds to Nito and his own family.
Shopping Area and Back to Ship - Belize, 6min. We do some shopping and bought some terra cotta Christmas bell animals for our Christmas tree.
Belize - Medical and Health Care on Ambergris Caye (what you need to know), 17min.
The Belize Cake Lady: Eating Delicious Desserts In Caye Caulker, 8min. After so many videos focusing on San Pedro, it's finally time to take a trip over to Caye Caulker, and meet the famous BELIZE CAKE LADY! Caye Caulker is such a beautiful and charming island, with so many hidden treasures. If you're looking for fun, sun, delicious food, and dreamy desserts, you're going to find it all here!
Belize Ian Anderson's Cave Branch, 3min. It was an amazing staycation in the middle of the trees. It is definitely a must try when you visit Belize. Friendly staff and owners.
Local Market Day In Belize City, 4min. Today i went to the Market with some of my Coworkers, I love seeing people reaction to when they see you walking around Recording. This is only the Street in-front of the Market .The Market is way Bigger that what you will see , like and subscribe for part 2 . However you may be asking what is Market Day which is ;a day fixed for holding a market public sales are held on market days.
The challenges with our Protected Areas, 1min. Fresh tracks left by illegal loggers just out of the Tapir Mountain Nature Reserve. The battle continues...