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Today's Belize News: March 5, 2018

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Today's Belize News: March 5, 2018 - 03/05/18 11:59 AM


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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, and other specials


The San Pedro Sun

UDP 7 celebrates pre-election rally in San Pedro Town
A day after the People’s United Party (PUP) Town Council Slate held their pre-election rally at the Honorable Louis Sylvestre Sporting Complex, the incumbent United Democratic Party (UDP) held theirs on Saturday, March 3rd. Held at the same venue, the UDP came out in full force alongside Area Representative and Minister of Tourism and Civil Aviation, Honourable Manuel Heredia Jr., and a large crowd of supporters who cheered and applauded the seven UDP candidates aspiring for a third term in office at the upcoming March 7th Municipal Elections. UDP supporters in the hundreds gathered at the sporting complex where shortly after 9PM the event officially started. Several residents representing the various subdivisions in town took to the microphone and pointed out some of their problems in their areas. They indicated that all those issues were satisfactorily addressed by the UDP, greatly improving their lives.

Wolfe’s Woofer: Retirement Gift
After twenty-five years of service as a church pastor, I retired last week,” the tourist told me. “The church board gave me a two-week vacation here in Belize as part of the retirement package.” “That’s a good retirement gift,” I said. Reverend Hugh McCready was seated at a table near mine on the deck of the Holiday Hotel, where we enjoyed conversation over our coffee. “I’m really close to the guys on the Board,” he said. “One of them—Bishop Hanlon, is a terrible practical joker and he promised to provide me with a little something extra. I shudder to think what he meant by that.”

Marco Gonzalez Archeological Reserve hosts Spring Equinox event
The Marco Gonzalez Maya Site Non-Profit Organization happily invites the public to celebrate All Things New at their Spring Equinox Event on Sunday, March 18th at the Marco Gonzalez Archaeological Reserve. At 10am Maya Priest Mr. Martin Choc will officiate a blessing of the Reserve as well as extending it to our island. If anyone has a birthday, anniversary or “just married”, they can request a special blessing from the Priest. Following the Official blessing, the festivities begin in celebration of Spring. Spring equinox is another name for “vernal equinox” or “March equinox”. An equinox is the moment in time (not a day-long event) when the Sun stands directly above the equator and day and night are of approximately equal length. For the Northern Hemisphere, the spring equinox is the moment when winter ends and spring begins

Doctor Love: Uncertain
Dear Doctor Love, I started dating my girl after she caught her boyfriend cheating on her. The break-up was bad and she was really hurt so I make sure to be very good to her. The first three months were fun and she always told me how happy she was that I am not like him at all. A few weeks ago he texted her that he broke up with his girlfriend and he wanted to apologize for the way he treated her. They talked a few times and now everything with my girl and I has changed. She is short tempered and doesn’t want to spend as much time together. She used to be angry about him but now she makes excuses for him and defends him. She has forgotten all the times he cheated on her and how mean he was to her when they broke up and she often mentions things that they used to do together. She says she only wants to be his friend but it seems the more time they spend together, the less she likes me.

Misc Belizean Sources

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Caye Caulker Air Strip Construction Feb 28 - March 4, with videos and photos
There has been some construction activity on the CC Air Strip Construction project this past week. I took a series of photos on Wednesday and when I went back on Thursday, there had been even more progress. On Monday, February 26 I rode my bike down the air strip and noticed they had laid dredging pipe and a pumping station out in the bay just off the western end of the air strip. On Wednesday, February 28, I rode the golf cart down the air strip and these photos are what had occurred between Monday & then.

Shooting Incident
On 3.3.2018 at 6:55 p.m., 31 year old Kearney Thompson was shot to the lower right side of the back which also injured his abdomen. Thompson was at 89 Vernon Street when someone emerged from the backyard and fired a single shot at him. Thompson is in a critical condition at the KHMH.

Reef Week 2108 activities on Caye Caulker
Movie night March 9th, A turtle’s tale - Sammy’s adventures Recycle competition March 14. Standard 4, 5, 6. 1st $100 cash prize, 2nd prize gift basket, 3rd prize gift basket. Bike float competition March 16. Children of all ages. 1st prize $150, 2nd prize $100, 3rd prize $50, 5pm at the basketball court.

Corozal March Against Child Abuse
Monday, March 5 at 9 AM. Come out and help us help our babies! If possible please get ur white shirts with our blue logo on it or a simple blue ribbon on a white shirt will suffice! We will gather at the Central Park and walk out way to the Town council and police station! Be mindful of the school and court house so the noise level will have to be minimal! It takes a village to raise child!

The Reporter

Baby Alyssa passes, Belize mourns
The Reporter has confirmed that 17-month-old baby, Alyssa Sherylee Nunez, died around 4:00 this morning at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital (KHMH), four days after being raped and brutalized allegedly by her stepfather. In the aftermath, Belizeans have taken to streets across the country, calling for justice. The accused, Everal Martinez, 21, was charged with ‘dangerous harm’ on Friday. According to Assistant Commissioner of Police, Chester Williams, police expect to upgrade charges soon. He told the media this morning that the next course of action will depend on the child’s post-mortem results, which should be done in the next few days. Baby Alyssa was rushed to the KHMH on Wednesday in a critical condition. A medical examination certified that she had been raped vaginally and anally. She was also reportedly physically abused.

Belize City couple held hostage during home invasion
Belize City police are investigating a home invasion which occurred at a Belize City residence in the wee hours of Friday morning. During the incident, a couple was held hostage and tied up inside their home while thieves made off with over $8,000 worth of valuables. Steve Miguel Castillo reported to police that around 5:50 a.m. on March 2nd, he was returning home and while entering his home, he was met by a gunman at the door. He then realized there were two other men inside the house. Castillo was also hit to his head with a gun.

Belize city car dealer shot to head
A Belize City car dealer was shot to his forehead after 4:00 a.m. on Saturday and is recovering from his injuries. Raymond Wayne Davis, 49, reported to police that while sitting with a woman inside his parked car on York Street, he was approached by two men who fired several shots in their direction. One of the bullets hit Davis to his forehead. He was transported to the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital for treatment where he is in a stable condition. Police are seeking the two suspects for questioning.

Breaking Belize NewsPJ

One dies in fatal road traffic accident in Red Bank Junction, Southern Belize
Reports to BBN’s newsdesk is that there was a fatal road traffic accident tonight near the Red Bank Junction in Southern Belize. BBN understands that a person has perished as a result of the accident.

Everal Police will charge Everal Martinez for the murder of 17 month old baby Allyssa Nunez. According to reports, police will upgrade the charge of dangerous harm to murder this coming week.

17 month old baby dies
A 17 month old baby, victim of a horrendous rape passed away this morning. The baby had been in a critical condition after she was raped vaginally and anally. The toddler’s step father, Everal Martinez was arrested and charged for ‘dangerous harm’ on Friday.

Armed intruders tie up 2 victims during home-invasion robbery in Belize City
On Friday, Steve Castillo, 28, of Belize City reported that at about 5:50 a.m. when he arrived at home, he met a man inside his home. The man pointed a gun at him. Then, two men appeared and one of the men hit him to the head with a gun and tied him up in the living room.

International Sourcesizz

Bogus British doctor who preys on desperate cancer patients at tropical retreat is 'loved-up' with dead patient's husband
A callous cancer quack who gives victims false hope with bogus treatments is boasting of finding love with a patient’s widower. Amanda Mary Jewell has no formal medical training and injects desperate ­visitors to her £145-a-day Caribbean clinic with ­dangerous and banned products. She began a romance with Martin Buckwell less than a year after using her treatments on his tragic wife Aliki. Jewell, 49, left the UK after Trading Standards said it had “serious concerns” she was misleading vulnerable people. She now leads a cancer unit with a private beach in Belize (it's in the Progresso, Corozol area), offering stem cell and protein treatments, bleach “cure” MMS and even tooth-pulling to let poisons “pour out”. She tonight claimed her treatments are “mainly herbal” despite endorsing hormone and chemical treatments on a blog.

Demon Ants from Hell
The Belizean leafcutters I encountered had blazed pathways the width of a bicycle tire track from their colony to nearby trees. These trails are like ant highways. Interstate 95, you ain’t seen nothing! If you get down on your hands and knees for a close inspection, you can see the little demons racing in both directions, many of them bearing bits of leaf 20 or 30 times their size. I don’t think they even pay taxes. Such ant colonies are found all over in Belize. In addition to being far more ilndustrious than our fat, lazy American ants – they surely would surely perform work in the United States that our ants wouldn’t want to do — Belizean ants are furious warriors. Try swiping a stick across the placid top of an ant colony, and see what happens. Instantaneously, a swarm of hundreds of ants will boil out of the ground to defend the homeland.

Still Searching for Howler Monkeys
We’re having a fine time at the Blancaneaux Lodge here in Belize. Got in some great hiking yesterday, and took a canoe trip this morning into a cave where the ancient Mayans once performed human sacrifices. Have learned many things, both mundane and astonishing. If I have time, I will report back on the industriousness of the local ants, the remarkable properties of the vines hanging from limestone cliffs, the old-order Mennonite settlers, and the political economy of Belize.

Videos

  • Caye Caulker Air Strip Construction Friday March 2, 1min. Caye Caulker Belize Air Strip Construction East to West. Video by Brad Flood

  • Caye Caulker Air Strip Construction Friday March 2, 1min. Caye Caulker Belize Air Strip Construction West to East. Video by Brad Flood

  • Caye Caulker Air Strip Construction Sunday March 4, 1/2min.

  • Caye Caulker Air Strip Construction Sunday March 4, 1/2min.

  • Caye Caulker Air Strip Construction Sunday March 4, 1/2min.

  • La Ruta Maya 2018, 2.5min. The 2018 La Ruta Maya is just 5 days away. They've put together a little video of last year's race with the LRM theme song.

  • Belize (New Year) Swimming with sharks. Turtles, 1min.

  • Belize 2018 Day Three, 4.5min. Today we visited the Corozal Church of the Nazarene, House of Dorcas, Jacob's Farm/Rehab Center, and Chan Chen Presbyterian Church.

  • Belize and Tikal Family Trip, 4min.

  • Belize Service Trip, 15min. Bridgewater State University students travel to Belize City, Belize to take part in a service trip. Students spent the week at Saint John's Primary School engaging in classroom activities, playing with the students at lunch, partaking in a Photovoice Project, and constructing a shade structure for lunch time.

  • Climbing the Mayan Ruins of Xunatunich, 10min. Located in the Cayo District of Belize, the Mayan ruins of Xunatunich are not to be missed! At 120ft tall the temple, El Castillo, towers over the grounds which are just 0.62 miles from the boarder of Guatamala. We climbed up the front of the temple, circled around to the side, and climbed the final part up the back of the temple.

  • My Trip to San Pedro, Belize 2018!!, 3min. Hey everyone! This is a video I made from my adventures during my vacation in Belize. If you've never been to San Pedro, I HIGHLY recommend it!

  • Shopping in San Pedro Belize, 3.5min.

  • Police United FC vs San Pedro Pirates FC, 2.5hr.
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