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Today's Belize News: April 3, 2017

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Today's Belize News: April 3, 2017 - 04/03/17 12:19 PM


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The San Pedro Sun

Suspected drug plane found in Northern Belize
A small aircraft, believed to have been used for illegal activities, was found in Northern Belize on Monday, March 27th. Belizean authorities were tipped by their counterparts in Guatemala about the suspicious airplane, but upon its discovery, no one was found near the aircraft nor where there any incriminating items. According to an official report, when local authorities got to the area, they observed a white Piper PA-23-250 aircraft with burgundy and silver trim with tail number N6769Y. When inspected by Civil Aviation personnel, it was found to be in good working condition and therefore was brought to the Philip S.W. Goldson International Airport in Ladyville, north of Belize City.

BAHA issues new Rabies Advisory
Belize Agricultural Health Authority (BAHA) informs the general public, but especially cattle producers, that paralytic rabies continues to affect cattle in the Cayo, Corozal and Toledo Districts. The Authority’s surveillance programme has resulted in detections of rabies in sheep and also in a vampire bat, in addition to the high number of detections in cattle.

Wolfe’s Woofer: Crocodiles
How do the people in these little Mayan villages survive?” “Each village has its own way of making money,” Allen Davies told me. “This one we’re coming to grows vegetables.” “Where do they sell them out here in the jungle?” “Each village usually trades or sells their specialty to the nearby villages.” While I was visiting Allen in Guatemala he had decided to give me a river tour of the Rio Dulce. His last words to me as we got in the boat were, “The river is full of huge, mean crocodiles so don’t fall into the water.” “Let’s stop at the next town and try to find something cold to drink,” I said.

SPJC participates in ATLIB football tournament
The San Pedro Junior College (SPJC) female football team placed fourth in the Association of Tertiary-Level Institutions in Belize (ATLIB) Sports Committee Football Tournament. Held on Friday, March 24th and Saturday, March 25th, the tournament was played at the Football Federation of Belize field in Belmopan. Eight teams (four male and four female) represented the north, central, south, west zones of Belize. In the female category, SPJC, the University of Belize (UB), Independence Junior College (IJC), and Centro Escolar México Junior College (CEMJC) participated. In the end of the competition, UB won first place in the tournament, while CEMJC came in second, IJC in third, and SPJC in fourth.

Doctor Love: Ignorance is Bliss
Dear Doctor Love, My husband is unfaithful. I know this because I saw him with her. At the time I decided that the drama from a confrontation would be worse than pretending. My husband and I have a good relationship; he is caring, helpful and loving. He does not take time from me to be with her and he never has an unkind word for me. Except for this, we are so happy. So what would happen if I tell him that I know? Would it ruin the good parts of our marriage? Suppose he promised to stop, then didn’t? I wouldn’t leave, I would be unhappier without him than I am now, so why make an empty threat? When it starts to bother me I try not to think about it, but I worry that someone else will find out and talk will start and I will have to face it. Is it wrong to stay in a marriage with one bad spot when I know that every other part of us is perfect? Or should I get it out in the open with him? /s/ Ignorance is Bliss

Misc Belizean Sources

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POLICE REPORT ON ACCIDENT
About 2:30pm RTA on the Placencia road near BAL Shrimp Farm, 12 persons injured. Police saw a black ford ranger pick up on the extreme right hand side of road when teavelling towards placencia. Several injured persons were assisted by passers by and ambulance to Southern Regional hospital. The river apparently lost control of vehicle causing it to flip. A 14 year old male student of Dangriga died at the scene. A18year female succumbed at the Southern Regional Hospital. Two others transported to KHMH in critical condition.

Learn about the Caste War
May 5, St. John's College. Something interesting to hear why? Because us the Yucatec Mayas of Corozal, Orange Walk and Cayo are descendants of this Maya rebels who fought against the invading British imperialism and Spanish imperialism. They want erase our history by calling us terms like "Hispanic, Latino, Mestizo, Spanish man etc " terms created by the European imperialism to simply destroy our indigenous roots. Somos Maya and today the best way of rebellion is preserving our Maya identity in Northern Belize(Yucatec Maya) why they dnt teach about our history of the Mayas of northern Belize? It's our punishment for rebelling and defending our Ancestral Maya land from the British.

The Corozal Town Council would like to inform the general public that the offices will be closed on Monday 3rd April, 2017 (ALL DAY)
For the end of the fiscal cash survey and installation of the new EData software for taxes. Sorry for any inconveniences. Thanks, The Corozal Town Council

The Farm Inn Birdathon, 2017
Glad to have our friends from Beaks and Peaks all the way from Honduras join us. We raked every bird on property. Is your lodge willing to help our conservation efforts?

The Reporter

Two teens perish in road accident on Placencia road; several others injured
Two teens are dead and several others injured following a traffic accident on the Placencia road this afternoon. Police say that at around 2:30 p.m., a black Ford Ranger pick-up ran off the road near Belize Aquaculture Limited shrimp farm. Two of its passengers, a 14 year-old boy died at the scene and a 16 year-old female died at the Southern Regional Hospital. This newspaper will have full details in our printed edition. Two more passengers were transferred to the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital and police say that about 10 others were injured. The Reporter understands that a number of those injured persons are receiving treatment at the Southern Regional Hospital.

Internal investigation underway after police officer injures 4 person in shoot out
Residents in San Pedro town are in an uproar after four persons were shot by an on-duty police officer outside a popular nightclub on the island on Saturday. The incident which reportedly occurred at 4:30 a.m., in the downtown area, was as a result of a fight which happened between several persons leaving the nightclub. A video footage of the incident which was released on social media clearly showed that an on-duty police officer dressed in casual clothing got involved in the argument. The officer took out his police-issued firearm and started shooting a barrage of bullets in a crowd of spectators. The officer continued shooting the gun as he walked towards the spectators, sending several of them rushing for cover.

Belizean cacao showcased in Belgium
The Embassy of Belize in Brussels recently hosted prominent chocolatiers from Belgium at a conference, aimed at promoting interest in trade and investment for Belizean chocolatiers. The event which was hosted on March 28, was aimed at generating interest in investing to expand cacao production in Belize to export the high quality cacao beans. His Excellency Dylan Vernon, ambassidor of Belize to Belgium and the European Union, presented Belize’s cacao history, capacity and potential for exports.

Breaking Belize NewsPJ

2 dead, several injured in road traffic accident on Placencia Road
We have received credible reports that there was a fatal road traffic accident on the Placencia Road minutes ago. We are told that a speeding pickup truck overturned on the curve near the Belize Aqua Culture Limited shrimp farm.

Gian Lino wins Junior Cross Country Cycling Classic
Orange Walk resident, Gian Lino of Cabral Marin Cycling Team is the 18th winner of the Junior Cross Country Cycling Classic which is a precursor to the men and women’s Cross Country Cycling Classic held annually. Lino dominated the race since reaching mile 7 on the George Price Highway into Belize City.

Man in hospital after overnight stabbing in Orange Walk
According to police reports, at about 1:30pm yesterday there was a fatal traffic accident in Spanish Lookout. David Reimer was reportedly driving an ATV on the Spanish Lookout road, when he collided into a 4 runner vehicle being driven by Ronald Reimer.

Fatal road traffic accident in Spanish Lookout claims one life
According to police reports, at about 1:30pm yesterday there was a fatal traffic accident in Spanish Lookout. David Reimer was reportedly driving an ATV on the Spanish Lookout road, when he collided into a 4 runner vehicle being driven by Ronald Reimer.

Blogs

A Warm Welcome and a Caribbean View on Ambergris Caye
I’ve lived on Ambergris Caye in Belize for nearly nine years, but have never tired of watching the Caribbean’s powerful waves crash on the offshore barrier reef, creating a continuous fanfare of exploding sea spray. After their tumultuous encounter with the reef line, the waves flow serenely towards the shoreline and eventually roll onto the soft sand beach. My husband, Mike, and I live a few blocks from the beach, so we regularly head to a favorite spot where we can relax and relish our favorite aquatic scene. On Sunday mornings, we drop in to Ramon’s Village for a leisurely cappuccino, which we enjoy while sitting on their inviting open-air seaside deck. I can’t imagine a better spot to sink into a cushy chair… sip a frothy cappuccino made with a deep, dark Guatemalan blend… and meditate on the shifting shades of the vivid turquoise seascape. Ramon’s Village is an iconic resort built in the classic Belizean palapa style (open-sided with a thatched roof). The design is traditional, but Ramon’s has otherwise kept up with the times. A few years ago, the American owner imported an impressive espresso machine. It’s grand enough to take me back to my past life in the San Francisco Bay Area—espresso heaven. The owner also brought a professional barista to the island to train his staff.

International Sourcesizz

Did Climate Change Cause Political Conflicts Among Classic Maya Civilizations? Study Says Yes
Do warming temperatures lead to more conflict? It certainly seems so, and a comprehensive research on the ancient Maya history reveals that the case may have been the same for the Mesoamerican civilization as researchers find how violent conflicts rose along with the temperatures. By compiling a list of conflicts from dated Maya monuments and comparing them with published temperature and rainfall records for the Yucatán Peninsula, including parts of southern Mexico, Belize, and Guatemala, researchers found explicit links between violent struggles of Maya communities and temperature rise. Incredibly, the detailed inscriptions from 30 major Maya locations revealed a substantial increase in conflicts within the 500 year period. From starting out with a maximum of three conflicts every 25 years in the first century when temperatures were significantly lower, the last few centuries between the period of 350 and 900 AD recorded an average of 24 conflicts every 25 years.

Videos

  • WPC Jennifer Hibberd Wake, 19min.

  • WPC Jennifer Hibberd Funeral, 1hr18min.

  • Senator Osmany Salas' presentation on the GOB's proposed Budget for Fiscal Year 2017/2018, 60min. The Budget was passed with a vote of 7 in favor and 6 against.

  • Hicatee Turtles, 40sec. Belize 2017

  • Caye Caulker, Belize Kiteboarding Day, 3min. Kiting in the middle of the village in Caye Caulker island in Belize. It is a nice place for kiting with a clean beautiful ocean. The spot is not too friendly for beginners due to the large number of piers and boats. Shallow water a little helps, you can walk pretty far out, no shoes needed. Happy to share information about the Island. Hopefully we will see more kiteboardes vising this beautiful place. We are using Takoon Scoop 9m kite and Futurekiting F14 board.

  • BELIZE 2017, 3min. My spring break trip to Belize!!!

  • Caye Caulker, Belize Kiteboarding Day 2, 1.4min.

  • Belize Cave Tubing, 9.5min. Cave Tubing with Go Maya Adventures in Jaguar Paw Belize - March 2017.

  • Caye Caulker, Belize Andrey kiteboarding, 1.5min. Kiting in a light wind in the middle of Caye Caulker village. Using 11m Takoon Scoop and F14 Futurekiting board. March 2017

  • Road to Caye Caulker, Belize Kiteboarding trip, 2.5min. On a way from a cold and snowy New York to warm and sunny Caye Caulker, Belize.

  • HIKING MAYAN TEMPLES! Belize Travel Vlog, 3min. Had the incredible opportunity to travel to Belize for two weeks! Amazing hiking, snorkeling, and adventuring.

  • Belize 2017, 11min. Spring Break 2017. Moraine Valley Community College Marine Biology. Jacob, Taylor, Anthony, Jake, Charlie, Becca, Fab, Tab, Jessica, Gaby and Michelle explore Belize. Calabash Caye. Belize.

  • Diving Belize, 8min. Plongées au Belize.
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