Today's Belize News: March 12, 2018 - 03/12/18 12:32 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, and other specials
Press Release: Autograph Collection Hotels Set to Debut in Belize with the Opening of Alaia
Autograph Collection Hotels, in partnership with owner and developer Andrew Ashcroft, today announced the brand will debut in Belize with the 2020 opening of Alaia – a one-of-a-kind boutique resort, set amidst the beautiful and culturally rich southern part of Ambergris Caye island. Perfectly suited for Autograph Collection Hotels, Alaia will join the 135 independent hotels in the brand’s diverse and dynamic collection – each celebrating the founder’s passion, thoughtfulness of design, inherent craft and connection with the locale.
Wolfe’s Woofer: Seminar
Rogelio, we missed you last week,” I said. “We still had the fishing tournament but it wasn’t the same without you there.” “The dive shop where I work sent me to a three-day seminar in Cozumel, Mr. Dennis. The dive association is really cracking down so all of us dive masters have to be up on the latest safety information.” Our “fishing tournament” is really just five or six friends that get together once a week to go fishing in Mario’s twenty-six-foot Mexican skiff. Whoever catches the smallest amount of fish has to buy the first round when we get back to the bar.
Letter to the Editor: Exceptional service at the Poly Clinic
Dear Editor, I am sure most of the letters you receive are complaints. But, this one is to recognize the exceptional service I received at the Poly Clinic while visiting San Pedro this week. I was walking to the new coffee shop at the Sancas building across from Tropic Air when I walked into and fell on the poorly marked ramp curb at the entrance to the bakery. I was severely hurt and had to be rushed to the Poly Clinic. From the moment I arrived at the clinic, I received the most amazing and best treatment by all the employees. The triage nurse immediately recognized the urgency of care needed. And, in less than ten minutes the doctor was sewing up my wound.
Doctor Love: Third Wheel
Dear Doctor Love, I have shared my house with a friend for almost two years and we get along great. She does her share of the housework, pays her half of the bills on time and we don’t have any problems with food or laundry. Basically, we are respectful of each other and it has been a great relationship. Late last year her boyfriend needed a place to live while he looked for a room to rent, so I agreed to let him stay here. He paid one-third of the rent that month plus part of the utilities and later he moved into his own place. The problem is now he spends every night here.
Misc Belizean Sources
San Pedro Teenager missing
On 10.3.2018 at 7:44 p.m., Jaritzy MANZANAREZ 24 year old, Belizean Housewife of Palmar Boundary Rd reported that on 3.3.2018 her brother, Angel Gabriel CISNEROS 15 year old, Belizean Shop Attendant of San Pedro Town went missing. Angel was last seen wearing an orange t-shirt, a long black skinny jeans, and a white and dark blue low cut Nike tennis. He also had a blue Jansport school bag, a black Jansport school bag and a white HTC smart phone. He is of Mestizo decent, about 5"5 in height, slim built, wavy hair and sharp nose. Police investigations continue.
Mark Clarke Murdered
On 10.3.2018 about 2:00 p.m., Police visited an area about 200 yards off a road in the Corozal District, near the slaughter house. Officers found the body of 41 year old Mark Clarke lying on his back. Clarke had multiple stab wounds to his abdomen,chest and a large apparent cut wound to his neck. The body was taken to the Corozal Community Hospital. A woman is being sought for questioning.
Crime and Violence Against Children
On March 22nd, the Belize National Teachers Union will be protesting in Belmopan against Crime and Violence against children. Let us all join and support our teachers.
Belize Truck Show 2018
The 2018 Belize Truck Show will be on Saturday, April 7th. It'll be in Spanish Lookout, and it's free.
Beach clean up Sunday morning in Caye Caulker organized by Angel Briceño of Oceana
Kudos to the Ocean Academy High School in Caye Caulker and those in the community who came out to support!
Mayor-elect commissions report into finances at City Hall
Belize City Mayor-elect, Bernard Wagner has commissioned a report into the finances at City Hall, particularly between the period between January and March, preceding last week’s municipal elections. Wagner told the Reporter today that the report was commissioned because the new Council felt that it was imperative that they conduct an audit to know where they stand before they take over. The mayor-elect explained that he issued a memo to all the Council’s managers informing them that a team, which includes certified auditor/accountant, former Mayor Jose Coye would provide the report on the Council’s finances to date. He said he asked that the managers facilitate the team with whatever necessary records in order for them to carry out the work, which he added, is being done pro-bono (free of cost). He said that the team is only at the Council temporarily and will leave when the report is completed. Thereafter the Council will contract a “non-partisan” auditor to carry out an audit.
Murder in Corozal
A man was found murdered in the Corozal district on Saturday afternoon. Police say that sometime around 2:00 p.m., they responded to a report of a body about 200 yards off the San Jomal Road near a slaughter house, where they saw the body of a man lying face up. The man, identified as Mark Anthony Clarke, 41, a labourer of Santa Elena road, Corozal Town, had been stabbed multiple times in his abdomen and chest and suffered a large cut wound on his neck. Police investigations are underway.
San Pedro Teen missing
A 15 year old teen from San Pedro is missing. According to police reports, on March 3, Jartizy Manzanerez, 24, reported to authorities that her brother Angel Gabriel Cisneros, 15, went missing. Angel was last seen wearing an orange t-shirt, a long black skinny jeans, and a white and dark blue low cut Nike tennis.
Man stabbed to death in Corozal
esterday around 2 in the afternoon, Corozal police visited an area about 200 yards off San Jomal Road in Corozal District where they observed the motionless body of a man who was seen lying on his back. The man was dressed in a brown t-shirt, white under shirt, black long jeans pants, and a pair of a black, red and white tennis.
Saturday night armed robbery of popular Chinese store in Santa Elena
A chinese store located in Santa Elena, Cayo, was held up last night by two (2) armed bandits. The incident occurred around 8:00 p.m. when the two (2) men entered the store and held up the security and store owner.
Over 1,500 marijuana trees found in Corozal District
On Friday morning about 6:45 a.m., Corozal police were on a patrol and found 1,573 marijuana plants near Warrie Beight Fresh Water Creek and Camp near Little Belize in the Corozal District.
Man shot in foot in Belize City
On Friday night around 7:14, police visited the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital and saw Jose Carlos Reyes, 32, a Salvadoran warehouse attendant of Antelope Street Extension suffering from a gunshot wound to the right foot.
Teen drowns in pool
Yesterday afternoon around 3:30, police responded to a report of a drowning at Pickwick Club . There, police saw a young lady inside the pool. The young lady was identified as sixteen year old Oluwukemi Miracle Ojo.
A Weekend at The Camp: Gardening Baking and Crafting on Cayo Frances
Moving to Ambergris Caye from Manhattan, NYC was a big move. Sure the language is the same and surprisingly the bulk of the TV stations (we get NY local afflilates in San Pedro) but that’s about it. Back then, in my navy suit and heels (AND PANTY HOSE!), you would have gotten the same reaction if you told me I would live on Mars. Blogger and part-time Laundress, Crafter, Gardener, Napper and Baker at Cayo Frances Farm and Fly. Anyway…here are some pictures of my weekend at “the farm” or “the camp”. I’m heading back in a few hours to attend my first San Pedro Pirates football (soccer) game on the year. FINALLY. Oh….add to our business card “Gecko Hatching” not parenting. They run off immediately!
Belize Is Expanding Its Marine Protected Areas in a Big Way
The government of Belize will expand its network of no-take zones, a type of marine protected area, from three percent to over 10 percent by the end of 2018. The expanded areas are managed in accordance with a national secure fishing rights program established in 2016. “For Belize, a healthy ocean and small-scale fishing are a matter of survival,” said Fisheries Administrator Beverly Wade. “We are a country dependent on our seas for jobs, income, and food. We are taking this step because the culture and health of our communities are intricately tied to healthy reefs and fisheries.” This new expansion comes as Belze was recognized for the impact of its sustainable fisheries.
Buffalo to Belize: Vignettes from spring break
Bleary-eyed and tired, I started my Sunday morning driving to the Pittsburgh International Airport at 2 a.m. By the end of the day, my toes were in the sand, and I was watching the sunset. I spent 12 hours traveling to get to Caye Caulker, an island off the coast of Belize in Central America. To get there, I took five different forms of transportation — an early morning car drive, two short flights, a perilous taxi ride, a surprisingly smooth water taxi and a bumpy golf cart ride. Every minute of my five days on the island was worth the long journey. Thankfully, I travelled with a friend, and we stayed with her parents, who live on the island for part of the year. Slathered in sunscreen, we went outside each day to explore the island on bicycles, pedaling through the sand-covered streets. We saw iguanas and seahorses. I fed a small fish to a larger fish, which was a terrifying experience. Sometimes, we were content to sit in the shade, sipping our drinks. Almost every day, we would swim to keep cool under the hot sun.
Un viaggio in Belize, dove la barriera corallina è patrimonio dell’umanità
Situato tra il Messico e il Guatemala, questo piccolo lembo di terra mesoamericana è cosparso da una ricca e rigogliosa natura, da rovine maestose e possiede la più grande barriera corallina delle Antille: il Sistema de Reservas de la Barrera del Arrecife de Coral. Barriera, ritenuta dallo stesso Darwin il più vario ecosistema al mondo che pare conservi ancora numerosi segreti, dato che i naturalisti ritengono sia stato scoperto fino a oggi solo il 10% di tutte le specie presenti.