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The San Pedro Sun

Critical Personal Protective Equipment Procured for Caribbean Frontline Medical Workers
Critically needed personal protective equipment (PPE) is on its way to medical workers on the front lines of the Caribbean’s COVID-19 pandemic response. On July 22nd, the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) and the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) took delivery of the majority of US$3 million worth of PPE at the Port of Bridgetown. CDB procured and purchased the equipment with concessional resources through the Bank’s Special Development Fund.

Climate Change and Security: Belize Speaks for AOSIS at the UN Security Council
Hon. Wilfred Elrington, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Belize, represented the Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS) at the United Nations Security Council Open Debate on Climate Security held on July 24th, 2020. Chaired by the Foreign Minister of the Federal Republic of Germany, the objectives of the Open Debate were to provide the Security Council with comprehensive and authoritative information on the environmental and sustainable development dimensions of climate change and their implications on international peace and security. Belize was invited to participate as a non-member of the Security Council within the principles of Rule 37 of the Provisional Rules of Procedure of the Security Council.

Goals for Girls football camp underway
The Ambergris Stadium is home to a female football camp "Goals for Girls" organized by footballer Ada Cordova from July 24 - July 26. Island football player Ada Cordova, along with a team of supporters, is holding a female football camp under the name ‘Goals for Girls,’ from Friday, July 24th to Sunday, July 26th at the Ambergris Stadium. The first day of the camp saw several young female players taking classes from national level football coach Joseph Waight.

Various Belizean Sources

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Sperm Whale Calf Passes Away
UPDATE: Over the past two days Hol Chan has been diligently working with a team of persons to find the best possible outcome for the stranded sperm whale calf. The team included local biologists, local and international veterinarians, tour guides and operators, and members of the Belize Stranding Network. The attempts made to reunite the calf with its mom where unsuccessful. Late, Friday evening we were notified that it had come back into shore. It survived the night. In the morning marine biologist from Hol Chan with assistance from the San Pedro Tourist Guide Association, Saga Humane Society, and the vets from Clearwater Marine Aquarium on standby via phone headed out to the location. Unfortunately, upon arrival, the calf had died just moments before.

Semi Finals of Copa San Pedro Clausura 2020 Today
Don't miss the second leg of the Semi Finals of Copa San Pedro Clausura 2020. First match starts at 5:00 p.m. and Second match starts at 7:00 p.m. at the Ambergris Stadium. Come cheer for your favorite team!

Belize Grappling League “Grapple Fest 1”
1st ever Brazilian Jiujitsu Tournament in Orange Walk Town will take place at Gala Lounge. Limited seating available so reserve your seat today and come witness History for only $10 door cover charge general seating or $20 VIP. Saturday, August 1, 2020 at 3 PM – 6:30, Gala Lounge Belize/Corozal Rd, Orange Walk.

Opening of the U Kuuchil Uuchben Maaya Ba'alob Maya Museum
Today Mayor Rigo Vellos participated as an invited guest in the opening of the U Kuuchil Uuchben Maaya Ba'alob Maya Museum in Cristo Rey Village, Corozal District. In his short address to the guests and special dignitaries present Mayor Vellos spoke on the importance of cultural preservation in our communities in the Corozal District and the role which the non-governmental Maya advocacy group, To’one Masehualoon, has played in developing Maya cultural awareness in our society.

US Embassy Belize Visa Q&A Session
Ask us your questions about the visa application process! Join U.S. Embassy Chargé d'Affaires Keith Gilges and Consular Chief Wilbur Zehr on Monday for a Facebook Live Q&A session with the latest info about visa rules and appointments. Consular Chief Wilbur Zehr will answer all your visa questions.

Belize Zoo Telethon
The Belize Zoo is having a telethon next Saturday. All proceeds will go towards feeding the animals that make the zoo the best little zoo in the world. The telethon is from 1 to 6pm

How to access the FREE Heritage Belize Resource Library
We are super excited to tell you that we recently opened our FREE Resource Library here at Heritage Education Network Belize! Our goal is to provide free workbooks, templates and learning materials that help you improve your business. We keep adding new materials, so make sure to check back often!

We are proud of our passionate Community Liaison Mananger and Disney Conservation Hero, Julio Chub
Together with Ya'axché Conservation Trust, Disney Conservation Hero Juilo is has united Belizean communities through sustainable farming practices, helped organize Belize’s first agroforestry concession in a protected area, and has visited hundreds of schools and facilitated immersive nature field trips for 600+ students to instill pride in and understanding of their local ecosystems. Julio is a role model for his community and has inspired thousands to help protect the communities and forests of Belize’s Maya Golden Landscape!

Inaugurating the first Yucatec Maya museum in Corozal District
To'one Masehualoon NGO moments before this historic event of inaugurating the first Yucatec Maya museum in Corozal District . A huge step for us Yucatec Maya of Belize who are also known as Mayero or Maya Máasewal.

Delivery and Take Out Places in San Pedro
Here is a really excellent new website, it has a list of many delivery and take out places in San Pedro with a link directly to their pages where you can order. Greatly appreciated and thank you for your efforts! Belize Grub

Football Marathon in Placencia
Fundraiser in Support of Wayne Eiley

Channel 5

Shot Fired Near Illegal Border Crossing
News Five has received reports that members of the Mobile Interdiction Team were shot at today. No injuries were reported. We understand that a shot was fired by an individual across the Mexican border near the illegal border crossing in Santa Cruz Village.

Murder in Corozal
A young man was executed in Corozal Town. We are told that he was murdered sometime last night. His body was discovered this morning at the Santiago Ricalde Stadium. Investigators are on the scene. The victim has been identified as Jair Tamay.

The Reporter

Jair Tamay shot and killed in Corozal
Around 6:30am today Police were called to the Santiago Ricalde Stadium in Corozal where they found the body of Jair Tamay, 23, on the ground behind the bleachers. Tamay had been shot in the face. It is believed that Tamay was killed between 12:30 and 1:00am when gunshots were heard in the area.

Breaking Belize NewsPJ

Armed men rob store in St. Mathew’s village; attack owners
Police are investigating an armed robbery that occured this afternoon in St. Matthew’s village, Cayo. […]

Philip Goldson would have been 97 today
Today, the Father of Belize’s Democracy, Philip Stanley Wilberforce Goldson, would have celebrated his 97th birthday. […]

Summer auto show underway in Belmopan
Round two of the summer auto show hosted by the Belize New Car Dealer Association […]

Corozal Police investigating murder after man found covered in blood in the street
Authorities are investigating a murder that occurred last night in Corozal. According to reports, just […]

Belize monitors 20 active cases of COVID-19
Belize is currently monitoring 20 active cases of COVID-19. Health authorities detected a new case […]

Blogs

Glovers Reef Atoll: An Isolated Paradise in Belize
Glovers Reef Atoll, found 45 miles from the mainland, is the pristine, castaway experience to enjoy. An atoll is a coral island consisting of reef surrounding a lagoon.In the Western Hemisphere, there are 4 atolls and Belize is home to three. Glovers Reef Atoll is southwest as one of three atolls offshore Belize, offshore of Dangriga. After all, it is remote, with the most transparent water thats teeming with marine life. It gets its name from two Pirate brothers, John and Rodger Glover from the 1750s who used this atoll as a base from which they plundered Spanish merchant ships. This was their refuge and hiding place for all their spoils, stolen from the New World.

Plan a Trip to Spanish Lookout, One of Belize’s Best Small Towns
In a country full of small, hidden gems, the community of Spanish Lookout stands out. This farming municipality with a population of 2,500 is a wonderful place to visit. Spanish Lookout is in the Cayo District. It is about nine miles northeast of San Ignacio, the eco-tourism capital of the district. It’s an enjoyable, easy day trip from San Ignacio, Bullet Tree Falls Village, Santa Familia Village or other nearby towns. Spanish Lookout is in the middle of cleared expanses of jungle. Although it’s in Central America, it looks like a rural agricultural town in the American Midwest. As you enter, the jungle gives way to neat farms, grain silos, orchards, manicured lawns and two-story farmhouses set back from the road. Sheep and cattle graze on the farmland.

International Sourcesizz

Shifting baseline syndrome among coral reef scientists
70% of coral scientists under the age of 40 stated that they never witnessed an Acropora sp.-dominated reef, Whereas 96% of the coral experts over the age of 60 stated the opposite. This demonstrates the dramatic change in coral reefs from just one generation of experts to the next.

Videos

  • Flight from Caye Caulker to Belize City, 14min.

  • , min. Verge Of Umbra has a new video out. Burn the Ocean

  • Belize City Flyover, 2min.

  • Belize City to Dangriga By Air, 8min. Flying from Belize City to Dangriga (Culture Capital) Belize!

  • Flight from San Pedro Belize to Belize City, 2min.

  • Carnival Vista Sky Ride in Belize, 3min.

  • Island Wedding - Belize, 1min. Wedding at King Lewey’s Island

  • Building on Ambergris Caye - Interview with local designer and builder Ersel Martinez, 18min. Many of you are buying vacation land with plans to build your dream retirement or vacation home in the future. To help my clients understand the process I've interviewed Ersel Martinez. Steph and I have known Ersel and his family for years and highly recommend him for your design and building needs on Ambergris Caye. In this short interview we discuss the basic process of what it takes to have a home built from scratch on Ambergris Caye.

  • Baldy Beacon adventure by van, 1.5min. Mountain Pine Ridge was stunningly beautiful Friday evening. Clear skies, lightening show in the west, Neowise comet above Belmopan to the Northwest, Cockscomb Range clear to the South and great food prepped by Therese. Here I am driving my mobile studio to our “camping” spot at the end of the road past Baldy Beacon.

  • Belizean Callaloo, 13min. Callaloo is the name used in the Caribbean to refer to the large green leaves of the taro, dasheen, tannia, amaranth, or yautia root. The Caribbean country you are in determines which vegetable is used as "callaloo." In most preparations, it is cooked as you would prepare turnip or collard greens

  • Caribbean Tourism Fireworks, 42min. Our session of Caribbean Tourism Fireworks featuring Belize, with representatives from Belize Hotel Association and Belize Tourism Board