Today's Belize News: August 3, 2014 - 08/03/14 11:02 AM
Last night's TV news on Channel 7, Channel 5 and CTV 3
Also with the most recent Open Your Eyes, and the Dickie Bradley Specials
Tropic Air and Construction Depot settle land dispute through mediation
Tropic Air Limited and Construction Depot have reached amicable terms over a parcel of land that was under dispute near the municipal airstrip on Ambergris Caye. The dispute involved a portion of parcel # 5621 in the San Pedro Registration Area, measuring approximately 300 feet by 77 feet for which Tropic Air held a lease […]
Nasser family freed of unlicensed ammunition charges.
Nine months after being charged for the possession of six rounds of unlicensed ammunition, the Nasser family has been found not guilty’. The decision was delivered on Thursday, July 24th by Magistrate Sherigne Rodriguez, and was due to lack of evidence from the prosecution. The Nasser family, Jaziba, Nazim and their two sons, Jamil and […]
Minister Heredia says EIA for proposed Puerto Azul Concept is underway
On Wednesday, July 23rd, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Civil Aviation Manuel Heredia Jr. publicly responded to a joint press release issued by several environmental organizations on the proposed Puerto Azul Concept. Heredia stated that the Government of Belize (GOB) has approved an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) for the concept and that the environmentalists’ reaction […]
Misc Belizean Sources
Strong First Half For Belize Tourism
Belize’s tourism growth continued in the first half of 2014, according to new data from the Caribbean Tourism Organization. The country received a total of 185,996 stopover tourist arrivals from January to June, an 11.8 percent improvement over the same period in 2013. The winter season saw a 12.4 percent increase, while arrivals were up 10.6 percent so far in the summer tourist season, according to the data. The country also welcomed 527,037 cruise passenger arrivals, a whopping 36.9 percent increase over the first six months of 2013, according to CTO data. That was the largest increase of any destination with complete reporting through June.
Belize Gets $10.5 Million Loan For Small Business Development
Belize has reveived a $10.5 million loan from the Caribbean Development Bank, the bank announced last week. The loan is to the country’s Development Finance Corporation, which works to improve home ownership, human development and the development of micro, small and medium-sized businesses. “MSMEs are fundamental to the economic landscape of Belize and are estimated to account for a significant share of economic activity and employment generation,” the CDB said in a statement. “However, they are usually faced with a number of challenges including limited access to, and the cost of financing.” The bank said the loan would allow the Development Finance Corporation to provide finance for such small businesses and for student loans, low-income housing and green energy and energy efficiency projects.
Teenage girl found stabbed to death in Belize City
The City’s latest apparent murder victim was found this morning near an open grave in the Lords’ Ridge Cemetery. Reports are that the body of 16 year old Chrislyn Gladden was found around 6 o’clock this morning. Gladden, a recent graduate of Wesley College, was found with multiple […]
Toledo women undergo leadership training in Punta Gorda
Women in public/leaderships position in the Toledo district have begun a series of workshops on capacity building. Project coordinator Sheena Gentle explains that the during the course of the training, which is expected to last eight days, the women will be taught about leadership, community mobilization, strategic planning, […]
Alcaldes and Village leaders undergo gender-based violence training in Toledo
The first of a two-part workshop on gender-based violence started this morning at the Father Ring Parish Hall in Punta Gorda town. Sponsored by the Ministry of Human Development, Social Transformation and Poverty Alleviation in collaboration with the United Nations Trust Fund to End Violence Against Women, […]
Video: BELIZE: Episode 4 Part 1, 9min.
After 4 all-nighters, 2 months of editing, and lots and lots of filming, here it is: BELIZE. In episode 4 of the Adventure Series, I give back to the people of Belize and help guide them in their spiritual lives. I also zipline and climb a myan temple, but who cares about that, right?
Video: BELIZE: Episode 4 Part 2, 13min.
In Part 2 of Episode 4, I take part in a parade, climb a Myan temple, and get schooled by Little Belizean Boys in Soccer (AKA FOOTBALL).
Video: Meanwhile In Belize, 5min.
Just A Normal Day In Our Country Belize Flips,Fails,and swimming.. Everything was caught with My GoPro Hero 3+ Enjoy!!