Today's Belize News: January 9, 2016 - 01/09/16 12:03 PM
Last night's TV news on Channel 7, Channel 5, LOVETV, PGTV, West Vision (Cayo) and CTV 3. Also with the most recent Open Your Eyes, Rise and Shine Morning Show, and the Dickie Bradley Specials
Atlantic Bank San Pedro receives bomb threat
Part of Barrier Reef Drive and Pescador Drive are currently on lockdown following a bomb threat issued to Atlantic Bank San Pedro Branch. Reports of the threat emerged on Friday, January 8th shortly before 4PM. The San Pedro Police Department and San Pedro Fire Department personnel were quickly deployed to secure the area and evacuate civilians. San Pedro Police has told The San Pedro Sun that they are currently awaiting the arrival of the Belize Defense Force Bomb Squad to inspect both the Atlantic Bank main office and sub office for explosive devices. Police are also investigating who made the threat call by tracing the phone number.
San Pedro House of Culture features New Exhibition
The San Pedro House of Culture (SPHC), under the auspices of The National Institute of Culture and History, has launched a new exhibition titled “Art Show and Reception.” The exhibition is the art work of Katrina Samuels Ancona, an artist originally from Greenwich Village in New York who has been on the island for over two decades. The art collection includes seventeen pieces of beautiful paintings on canvas, fish plates and colorful gold vases. It was officially launched on December 22nd just before the Christmas holidays. According to Ancona, the beauty of Belize has influenced her work, along with her Christian life on which she reflects in most of her work. At the SPHC, the different artistic creations vary in forms, from acrylic on canvas and murals, to furniture and work on three-dimensional objects. Some of the paintings featured were themed with names such as Belizean Leaves, Purification, Sleeper, Coral Garden, The Colors of You, Roaring like a Lion and even the Simplicity. Most of the pieces are for sale at a special price. The Arts Show and Reception exhibit will be open for view till Friday, January 22nd. Those interested in viewing or purchasing products can visit the SPHC on Angel Coral Street.
San Pedro Community Policing Unit brings Christmas cheer to islanders
During the Christmas holidays, many organizations on the island brought joy to the less fortunate children and residents of the Ambergris Caye. The season of sharing and giving, once again brought people together and sprinkled the love of Christmas. On Wednesday, December 23rd, the San Pedro Community Policing Unit, along with Britney O’Daniel from the San Pedro Food Bank, shared the Christmas cheer with as many residents as possible and distributed gifts and food. According to PC Juan Chuc from the Community Policing Unit, following a successful toy drive, the distribution of presents and food for families took place in the areas of San Juan, San Pedrito, and DFC. PC Chuc stated that it was yet another successful event which they plan to continue doing year after year. But he reiterated that special recognitions must be given to all the people who make such a charitable function possible.
Actors Charles Michael Davis and Travis Von Winkle vacay in the Jewel
Ambergris Caye has been a coveted destination for many, and over the years, has seen its fair share of A-List visitors. Needless to say, 2016 started with a bang as Hollywood actors Charles Michael Davis and Travis von Winkle along with their group (very hot group) of friends enjoyed a guys’ getaway in the Jewel. Davis is best known for his roles in the CW original series “The Originals,” and Grey’s Anatomy, among others, while Von Winkle is known for his performances in Meet the Spartans, Friday the 13th and TNT’s original series “The Last Ship.”
ICSC Five-a-aside- Football Tournament picking up speed
The third round of the Island Citizen Sporting Club (ICSC) and San Pedro High School (SPHS) Five-a-side Football Tournament has come to an end. This past weekend saw intense matches as the road to the championship starts to narrow. Football fanatics convened at the Angel Nuñez Auditorium during the two day sporting event to cheer on their favorite teams. One under 13, and four senior matches, were played on Saturday, January 2nd. The footballers gave it their all to try to stay on top of the competition. In the first game, in the junior category, Inter Milan A defeated Scorpion Touch by default. The matches for the seniors started with the game between San Juan FC against Harmouch ending in a 2-2 point game. In the second game, Mata Chica faced United FC, who walked away with the victory over Mata Chica by default. Island Pure 3 narrowly beat E and L Boys with a tight score of 3-2; meanwhile Pro Divers crushed Scorpions FC with a 6-1 point game.
Travel publication My Beautiful Belize sports a new look for 2016
On January 4, 2013 The San Pedro Sun launched their new travel publication, My Beautiful Belize. The monthly, full color publication evolved from The Sun’s popular weekly Visitor Guide, which originated in 2004 as a tabloid sized insert, printed in black and white with spot color. Now entering their fourth year of publication, My Beautiful Belize has again evolved into a higher quality tourism publication. The January 2016 issue has just been released, and readers can now enjoy the popular travel publication as a glossy-paged magazine. “We are always looking at ways to improve our product, and with our My Beautiful Belize publication it’s all about sharing the beauty of Belize through colorful photos and engaging travel stories,” commented editor Tamara Sniffin. “My Beautiful Belize is the only monthly travel publication in the country, and we are committed to providing a superior product that not only beautifully showcases destinations and adventures from all over the country, but serves as an attractive medium for stakeholders to promote their businesses through advertising.”
Bomb Scare at Atlantic Bank San Pedro
A bomb threat was called in at the Atlantic Bank San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, branch located on Pescador Drive at around 4p.m. today Friday, January 8, 2015. The San Pedro Fire Department, San Pedro Police have blocked off the entire block in downtown San Pedro as they await the presence of the Belize Bomb Squad to conduct a thorough search of the area. Meanwhile the area has been cleared off. More updates as they become available.
True Blood Superstar Alexander Skarsgard Vacationing in Belize
Will 2016 be a year filled with celebrity visits for Belize? Already a couple of TV stars brought in the new year in San Pedro while hunting for Lionfish and this week True Blood famed actor Alexander Skarsgard went diving at the Blue Hole. Amigos Del Mar Dive Shop in San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, boasted pictures of Alexander boarding their dive boat, readying for a day out at the Great Barrier Reef of Belize to dive the Blue Hole. The towel around his neck indicates that he stayed at the chic boutique resort of Mata Chica in north Ambergris Caye.
Misc Belizean Sources
Introduction to Accounting: SBDC Workshop
The Introduction to Accounting course is a series of three workshop's which include: Part 1 - Introduction to Accounting, Part II - Introduction to Financial Statements, Part III - Developing Financial Statements. On January 14th, 2016 from 9am to 12pm at the ITVet compound we will be presenting the Introduction to Accounting workshop which will cover the following outlines: Definition of Accounting - Purpose & Objective, Terminology, Double Entry Account, T- Accounts. This training will be covered by: Ms Corinne Wright, Lecturer, University of Belize - Faculty of Management and Social Sciences. Cost: $20.00. Jan. 14th, 2016. 9am to 12pm.
BPP statement on the rumoured destruction of rice
The Belize Progressive Party (BPP) vehemently objects to any assertion or intention by the Government of Belize, to destroy the containers of rice that have been a point of contention over the past several weeks. Belizeans from all corners of this nation who are facing economic hardships could certainly benefit from the distribution of this staple, via a coordinated and humanitarian effort. Undoubtedly, there are non-governmental organisations that can aid the distribution. We therefore call on Prime Minister Dean Oliver Barrow to reconsider any such move to lay waste to the shipments of rice.
Ministry of Agriculture Statement on Carrot Producers Situation
The importation of fresh vegetables is necessary to supplement domestic production as Belize does not have sufficient year round production. Importation is usually carefully timed to avoid oversupply or shortage of produce. There are periods when both imported and domestic products are on the market, usually at the start of or at the end of harvest. This period is most difficult to manage as a third factor -illegal contraband -imports also affect supply. This system of balanced importation is managed within the Ministry of Agriculture by the Chief Agriculture Officer and the Director of Extension. The current problem being experienced by the carrot producers in San Carlos, Orange Walk District is being thoroughly examined to determine the cause, the impact and corrective measures necessary. The Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries, Forestry, the Environment and Sustainable Development sincerely regrets any loss of production, especially to small farmers.
Belize Duck Race 2016
The Belize Duck Race is only 4 weeks away. They had to reschedule to February 6th, and all the early tickets are valid. You can still get tickets, and possibly win $1,000,000. "The 2nd Annual Belize Duck Race is now scheduled for February 6th, 2016, so mark your calendars and invite family and friends to adopt a duck and come witness this amazing event!"
Tour Operator's Notice!
Make sure your Tour Operator's License is valid for 2016!
2016 TAIWAN SCHOLARSHIPS START FOR APPLICATION
The Embassy of the Republic of China (Taiwan) is pleased to announce that 2016 TaiwanICDF Scholarship and Taiwan (MOFA)Scholarship start for application from now, and their application deadline will be until March 18, 2016 and March 31, 2016 respectively. In 2016, there will be 20 schools of 8 Bachelor, 21 Master and 2 PhD programs open for application of TaiwanICDF Scholarship. Both scholarships are full scholarships and will provide a round trip economy class air tickets, housing, tuition fees, credit fees, insurance, textbook costs, and a monthly allowance which varies for different study programs. There have been hundreds of Belizean students from different schools and fields come to apply for both scholarships in the past years till now. This Embassy encourages all the outstanding young Belizean students come to apply for pursuing their study and fulfill their dreams in Taiwan.
Third Scout Inter-American Leadership course
The third Scout Inter-American Leadership course (ILT) has now concluded. The Belize participants are back home and we want to congratulate them for their excellent performance at the course that was held at San Jorge Muxbal, in Guatemala. Special mention and congratulations to Kesilyn who was selected to serve as Assistant Senior Team Leader for this course. She was a participant at the 1st Course that was held in Houston Texas in 2013. Congratulations and welcome back Jaialai, Immer and Kesilyn.
Candlelight Vigil for Matthiew Klinck
If you knew Matt, you knew he was as positive as they come. It's shocking that a person so full of life is gone. There will be a candlelight vigil in his honor at the Cayo Welcome Center tonight at 6:30pm. Earlier, in Spanish Lookout, they'll have the funeral and celebration of life. We'll all miss you, Matt!
Celebration of Life for Matthiew Klinck
The Celebration of Life for Matthiew Klinck shall be at: 2pm Saturday January 9, 2016 Location: Fountain of Life Church in Spanish Lookout Friends are asking, if you wish, to bring a plate of pastries or cookies as there are many people that have expressed their desire to share in the Celebration of Life for Matthiew Klinck. Directions to the Church are: Once you get to Spanish Lookout with Caribbean Tires being on your left hand side- make a right on the main road in Spanish Lookout- then make your 1st left hand turn. Continue on this road for 1 mile and when the pavement ends go another 1/8 of a mile and make a right hand turn when you see the sign for Fountain of Life Church Retreat Center
Snakeman Speaks! No More Tommy Goff!
No more poisonous snakes! That's what snakeman Gilbert Usher declared today at the KHMH. After five days in the hospital, Usher was finally able to speak to us about what happened last week Sunday. Usher told us he doesn't remember much - only that he had a Tommy Goff snake for 3 years and Sunday was the first time he took it out to show anyone. And that's the last thing he remembers. Today, Usher told us it will be the last time he takes that snake, or any other poisonous snake out, for that matter -because those days are over. Gilbert Usher, "I was bitten by Tommy Goff "There comes a time when yeah, if I keep dealing with venomous snakes, one day I might just cash out. I can't recall what happened. I had that snake for about 3 years."
Two Arrested For Killing Kinck for Money, One Is A Minor
3 days ago, we told you about very violent murder of Canadian Filmmaker Matthiew Klinck in a village just outside of Spanish Lookout, Cayo. Well, after 3 days of investigating, Police have arrested and charged 2 young men from San Ignacio for his murder. They are 19 year-old Brandon Anderson, and a 16 year-old minor, whose identity we cannot reveal. They have since been arraigned in Magistrate's Court, and as soon as police are able to make arrangements, they will be escorted to the Belize Central Prison. But, as viewers will recall, when Klinck's body was found, the police were concerned that it would be a very difficult investigation since Klinck lived on a very secluded property in Selena Village. So, what changed for investigators to progress to an arrest so swiftly? That's what our news team travelled San Ignacio Town to find out. We spoke with the lead investigator about the case today:
Stake Bank Sayonara?
Tonight, the cruise future for the Belize District is more unclear than ever - and that's because the Stake Bank project - which was thought to be a sure thing just a few months ago - is once again on the back burner - and the developer Mike Feinstein says he expects that it will stay there. And that's because government is now looking at another project - one that will be based at the Port of Belize. Now, if that sounds familiar, it is. In 2004, then Port owner Luke Espat and carnival Cruise Line broke ground for a port at that very spot. It never worked out, but what you see here now on the map - the part that juts out - is the product of that idea. That was supposed to be the apron for two ships which would pull up directly to the terminal - right there at the southeast end of Port Loyola. But, the project was effectively abandoned for a number of reasons. Well, now Government wants to resuscitate it, and with guess who? None other than Michael Ashcroft. That's right, reliable reports tell us that Ashcroft and the Government are looking at a possible partnership in the venture, which the Prime Minister mentioned only in passing in his New Year's address.
Mother And Family Car Jacked At Speedbump in Armenia Village
All this afternoon, Belmopan Investigators were out in Armenia Village following up on leads involving a crazy car jacking which happened last week Saturday. 38 year-old Melonie Popper Coc, a Puma Energy employee reported to police that at around 7:15 p.m. on Saturday, January 2, she was driving her company vehicle, a grey Isuzu D-max pickup truck, along with her mother, and her 4 children. They were heading to Pomona Village, and when they arrived at the second bump in Armenia Village, which is 8 miles south of Belmopan on the Hummingbird Highway, she received a phone call. She told police that she stopped the vehicle and pulled off the road to answer the phone. While she was speaking with the caller, a man snuck up on her, and took away the cellphone at gunpoint. She reported that she looked over to the vehicle, and that's when she saw that her entire family had been removed from the vehicle by another car jacker. They ordered her out of the car, too, and then both men sped off towards Belmopan.
The World's Most Wanted, El Chapo Caught In Western Mexico
He was possibly the most wanted man in the world, and this afternoon news broke that Mexican authorities had caught Joaquin El Chapo Guzman, the head of the Sinaloa Cartel. The Mexican Navy led an operation at 4:30 this morning which found el Chapo in the town of "Los Mochis", which is on the west coast of Mexico in the state of Sinaloa. Reports from Mexico say it was a bloody raid and at least five of Chapo's men were killed. Five other men were arrested, and El Chapo was taken immediately to Mexico City for security reasons. Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto broke the news with a Tweet saying, "Mission accomplished. We have him."
14 Homeless After Fire In Trailer Home
There was a fire last night in the Queen's Square area of Belize City, and, tonight, 14 people are homeless because of it. Now, with that many people left out of door, you might think that this was some big two-storey house - but it was just a decades-old trailer home. Here's what happened:... Shirley Flowers, Fire Victim "Well I feel the heat. I felt like I was already burn - I felt like I wanted to die." Jules Vasquez reporting It's very fortunate that no one did die - 14 people, 8 of them children were cramped inside this two bedroom trailer home last night at 9:30: Shirley Flowers, Fire Victim "By the time we reach out, the fire was already bolted out on the side and coming our way. But I hollered and told the kids to please hurry come out because its danger and we will get hurt. My stepdaughter ran back for my 5 year old baby. She managed to get her and so we came out."
7 Firemen Responded
The Fire Department can't be criticized for this fire; they only needed a few minutes to put it out. Station Chief Orin Smith told us more:.. Emanuel Pech "How many fire fighters were deployed and how long did it take to control off the flames?" Orin Smith, Station Manager, Belize National Fire Service "Seven. Only about 5 minutes after we arrived on the scene, the main body of the fire was already extinguished and map up process continued. Preliminary investigations reveal that the fire originated within the kitchen and as a result of a lit candle that had fallen over. We were very grateful that no one was hurt. Perhaps they may have taken quick action to evacuate the building when the fire was discovered. With that many persons in there, certainly the fire wouldn't have gone undiscovered. So that was very fortunate."
Every 93 Year Old's Dream: A Massive Weed Whacker
Only last week, 93 year old Patrick Grant was clinging to dear life after he was viciously attacked by one of his neighbors. Today Grant is back home at number 12 Fern Lane with no visible reminders of his ordeal other than a swollen left eye and a scab to the left side of his temple. In fact today seemed to be one of his happiest as he swung his brand new and rather large weed whacker with the kind of strength you wouldn't expect from a man in his 90's. Emanuel Pech has the full story:... Hope - that is what this simple weed trimmer has brought to this man, who two weeks ago was the victim of a vicious beat down. Today the Patrick Grant wore a big smile on his face; a sharp contrast from the face we first saw on the news. His excitement was unmistakable. After a quick breakfast, Grant was helped into his weed whacking attire. After his son in law struck up the weed whacker, Grant was off. It took a little while for him to get adjusted to the weight, but he was determined. Swinging his weed whacker to and fro he managed to trim at least 3 feet of grass before his first break. Patrick Grant - Beat Down Victim "Now I can keep my yard down the way it should be because back in this area there are lizards, there are snakes and everything. So once you got it like there, you're in danger or one of these insects, but with that I'll be free. I'll be most wonderful."
Four of Five Get Off For Vitalino Jr.
It made huge news in June of 2014 when six of Yohnny Rosado's employees from CaveTubing.com were accused of badly beating up their competitor's son, Vitalino Reyes Jr from Cavetubing.bz. Reyes Jr. ended up in a coma. Well, tonight, five of them are free. Charges of harm have been dropped against 43 year old Jimmy Cortez, 41 year old John Frazer, 24 year old Christopher Williams, 38 year old Evan Williams and 39 year old Keith Vairez. This happened during the Preliminary Inquiry and they were told they were free to go. So, the charge now only stands against 32 year old Leon Gentle. Senior Magistrate Sharon Fraser told Gentle that one witness told police in his statement that he only saw Gentle beating up Reyes Jr. Gentle was offered bail of $6,000 which he met after told his case was committed to stand trial at the Supreme Court for the April 2016 session. Gentle had been initially charged for attempted murder, but that was downgraded to dangerous harm.
Recent Newsmakers Get Supreme Court Bail
Today, the Supreme Court granted bail to 6 persons, 4 of whom made our newscast within the last 3 weeks. They are Richard McDonald, who was charged with drug trafficking of over 11 kilos of heroine - valued at possibly a over a 1 million US Dollars; Police Constable Luke Moreira who was charged for allegedly raping Vanessa Evans in the San Ignacio Police Station; Police Constable Kyle Serrano who was charged with 3 counts sexual assault against a 13 year-old girl in San Pedro; Denfield Davis, who was charged with 4 counts of unlawful sexual intercourse; Ariece Martinez who was charged for handling stolen goods, and Angel Ruiz, who was charged with keeping an unlicensed firearm. All of these defendants appeared before Justice Antoinette Moore, and after the court heard from their attorneys, and the Crown Counsel, they were given Supreme Court bail.
San Carlos Carrots Crisis: Ministry Says It Wants To Help
Yesterday we gave you a snippet of the expedition to the farms of San Carlos Village where trouble is brewing for carrot farmers. Today the Ministry of Agriculture sent out a release saying that the matter is being thoroughly examined to determine the best course of action. We spoke to the Chief Agriculture officer via phone who explained the Ministry's position in further detail. But before we get into that interview we will revisit the farmers' side of the story. According to the farmers of San Carlos, Orange Walk, some $30 thousand dollars' worth of carrots currently sit on their farms. Out of this some $20 thousand dollars' worth of these carrots are already going bad. This is because of the local market is saturated with carrots - and they say the culprit is the importation of legal and illegal carrots.
A Tale Of Two Accidents
There was an accident this afternoon at mile 3 and a half on the Northern Highway. Mark Sutherland was heading to the city in this white truck when his back tire blew out. The truck then flipped and ended up in the drain. The driver, along with the 2 passengers Glenda Torres and Lloyd Myvette are lucky to be alive - they only received minor injuries. And this morning in Belize City, a Crystal Water truck tore up the side of a Nissan Frontier. The truck was approaching the Cemetery Road Roundabout when the Frontier seemed to be trying to overtake inside the roundabout. When the water truck made a wide turn, it bushed the Frontier unto the sidewalk. No one was hurt, but it did stop traffic.
Briceno Says 20 Year Old Price Push-Out Letter is Fake
The race for PUP Leadership is heating up - and the campaign's getting dirty on Facebook. Today, opponents of John Briceno - and we're not sure which ones - circulated a letter that's almost 20 years old! Dated August of 1996, Briceno writes to George Price, then leader of the PUP. In it, the letter writer urges Price to step aside and let Deputy Leader Said Musa step up. The writer says, quote, "with all respect to you, I feel that now is the time to hand over the reins to our Deputy Leader said Musa." End quote. Now, in the PUP - anything to offend the venerated Mr Price is seen as a cardinal offence - and we imagine those who posted the old letter on Facebook are tying to make the case that Brceno is not loyal. We asked Briceno about it today and he said that the letter was a fake in 1996, and it is still so now. He says he had nothing to do with it. He says whoever sent it out this time is grabbing unto straws.
A Duo of Friends Arraigned for the Murder of Matthiew Klinck
On Wednesday, two teenagers from Santa Elena, Cayo were detained for the vicious and sensational murder of Canadian filmmaker Matthiew Klinck. Klinck’s body was found at the house he lived [...]
Is There a Shortage of Carrots on the Local Market?
There is another looming crisis within the agriculture sector to report on tonight, involving vegetables, particularly carrots, being imported from neighboring Mexico. The importation of produce from across the northern [...]
Chief Agriculture Officer Says Local Farmers Control Vegetable Market
Harrison says that while there are approximately ten acres awaiting harvest in the north, there are other communities producing vegetables in various parts of the country. The issue, he concludes, [...]
Jack Charles Wheels and Comes Again but COLA Supports Belizean Rice Producers
Is Jack Charles gearing up for another wave of attacks on the local rice industry? News Five can confirm tonight that the businessman has lodged a formal request to import [...]
Stake Bank is On Indefinite Hold
Developer Michael Feinstein, the man behind the mega-million dollar Stake Bank Tourism Project, today told News Five that as far as he is concerned the project is on indefinite hold. [...]
An Overnight Fire on Boots Crescent Leaves Family Homeless
A fire swept through a mobile home on Thursday night on Boots Crescent, Belize City. In the blink of an eye, the Flowers family lost everything as the flames quickly [...]
P.U.P. Race for Leadership Gets Ugly on Facebook
In twenty-three days, the People’s United Party will have a new leader or a new old leader, as the case may be. Two of the men vying for the position, [...]
Tropic Air Pilot is Reported Missing
A Tropic Air pilot is said to be missing and efforts are underway to locate him. He is Guilherme Duarte from Portugal who was last seen in San Pedro at [...]
Cops in Separate Sexual Assault Cases are Granted Bail
Today, two cops at the center of allegations sexual abuse were granted Supreme Court bail by Madam Justice Antoinette Moore of the Supreme Court. San Pedro Cop, twenty-six year Kyle [...]
Tour Guides Beat Charges of Harm Against Vitalino Reyes Jr.
Also from the courts today, five of six men, all tour guides, accused with the beating of Vitalino Reyes Junior in May 2014 are free of the charge of harm. [...]
Patrick Grant Gets a New Lease on Life
The elderly resident of Fern Lane in Belize City, Patrick Grant was left comatose for days after a home invasion on December twenty-seventh. Grant has miraculously recovered and is back [...]
One Month After General Elections and Still No Union Senator Appointed
There have been two senate meetings since the new government took office last November, but the senator to represent the unions and civil society has been conspicuously absent. The unions [...]
BEWU’s Take on Rice War
Mora, as Secretary General of the Belize Energy Workers Union, also addressed the issue of the Guyanese rice sitting at the Big Creek Port in Independence. He says first, that [...]
El Chapo Recaptured in Mexico
There is major news and cause for celebration today in Mexico where the world’s most wanted man is back in the hands of the police. At a predawn operation around [...]
Friend and Minor Charged for Matthiew Klinck’s Murder
Two persons were charged for the murder of Canadian Matthiew Klinck. Hipolito Novelo reports. HIPOLITO NOVELO REPORTING After several days of intensive investigation, this morning, San Ignacio Police, charged two persons for the murder of 37 year old Canadian Filmmaker, Matthew Klinck. Nineteen year old Brandon Anderson and a 16 year old male minor, both […]
Home of 14 Persons Goes Up in Flames
Three separate families living in one house were left homeless last night after a raging fire destroyed almost everything they had. At around 9:30 last night, a small mobile home housing three adults and more than ten children on Boots Crescent in Belize City, caught on fire. Hipolito Novelo reports. HIPOLITO NOVELO “Video taken by […]
CCJ – Proud Accomplishment for the Caribbean Community
During a discussion with CARICOM’s Secretary General, Irwin LaRocque, the Dominican national spoke on the Caribbean Court of Justice, expressing pride in the Caribbean having its own final appellate court while speaking of other countries that are in the process of coming on board. IRWIN LAROCQUE : “I am very proud with the fact that […]
Belize to Host Climate Change Meeting Under CARICOM
Earlier we told you of the reforms that the Secretary General for CARICOM spoke of as it relates to the Caribbean Community. Aside from that being a crucial undertaking that began in 2015, Irwin LaRocque also spoke of the COP21 Conference on Climate Change that took part in Paris, France in the latter of 2015. […]
Upcoming Convention Sparks Social Media Attacks Within the PUP
The PUP’s National Party Council meeting is set to start on Saturday morning in Belize where several points will be ratified and other matters discussed. This meeting falls in line with the upcoming Special National Convention that comes up at the end of the month …. But the campaign has been heating up and the […]
Dr Jorge Hidalgo Dubbed Master of Critical Care Medicine
In mid-November we told you of the prestigious award being bestowed upon Dr Jorge Hidalgo Marroquin by the Council of the Society of Critical Care Medicine. That award has named Dr Hidalgo as the Master of Critical Care Medicine. Earlier this week we spoke with Doctor Hidalgo who explained the works he along with Dr […]
Bail Granted to Several Who Were on Remand
Several persons who were remanded into custody on different charges were released on bail after their applications for bail were heard by Justice Antoinette Moore. They are Richard McDonald, a tour operator who was charged with drug trafficking for eleven thousand one hundred and fifty five grams of heroin; Police Constable Luke Moriera, charged with […]
Agriculture Ministry Cites Contraband As a Factor in Carrots’ Surplus
Last night Love news told you about farmers from the Orange Walk District, who are frustrated about not being able to sell their carrots. Their concern is that their produce is going to waste, due to the increase in imported carrots. We heard from Chief Agricultural Officer Roberto Harrison who gave us reasons of the […]