Today's Belize News: June 18, 2018 - 06/18/18 11:58 AM
Last night's TV news on Channel 7, Channel 5, LOVETV, PGTV, and CTV 3. Also with the most recent Open Your Eyes, and other specials
SPTC hosts clean-up day in DFC/Escalante subdivisions
With the rainy season underway, keeping potential mosquito-breeding sites clean is a must in order to prevent deadly diseases such as dengue and malaria. In an effort to sensitize the community to keep their areas free of trash, The San Pedro Town Council (SPTC) held a clean-up day on Saturday, June 9th in the DFC/Escalante Subdivisions. SPTC staff along with volunteers joined forces to collect large amounts of garbage and relieving some areas from visible eyesores. Armed with trash bags and gloves, Mayor Daniel Guerrero and the group began the community service at 6AM. They cleaned along the Marina road, and the main streets of the subdivisions beginning from the W&W grocery store.
Education First Educational Tours clean-up Lions Mosquito Coast Park
The Education First (EF) Educational Tours, with the assistance of Belize Diving Adventures, organized a clean-up activity at the Lions Mosquito Coast Park in Ambergris Caye on Wednesday, June 6th. The exercise was aimed to improve the conditions at the widely used park. The EF Educational Tours was spearheaded by Dr. Sonja Hollingsworth, who has served as both a middle school English teacher and professor at Colorado State University, Colorado, USA for the past 17 years. As a key element in the programming she has designed for students, she leads an international trip each summer focused on cultural interfacing, service/volunteer work, and outdoor adventure activities designed to help young students challenge themselves and learn more about the world.
Doctor Love: Miffed
Dear Doctor Love, My husband and I have recently finalized our divorce and we are polite and non-combative with each other for the sake of our children, ages fifteen and seventeen. We share custody, but the kids can go to either house whenever they want. We both attend their sports events and other functions, but I don’t want to socialize with him if I can help it because the marriage ended when he cheated on me.
Misc Belizean Sources
U k’iinil Yuumo’ob Belize(Father's Day Belize)
Ki'imak óolal ti' tuláakal Yuumo'ob ( congratulations to all the fathers ) "And here is the true father: it is the root and principle of the lineage of men. Good is your heart, receives things, is compassionate and cares. He is the precision, the support, with his hands protects. It breeds and educates children, admonishes and teaches them to live, puts before them a large mirror pierced on both sides, a thick torch that does not smoke. " Teachings of Ce Ácatl Topiltzin Quetzalcóatl(Kukulkan)
PUP’s Paul Thompson new Albert division standard bearer
People’s United Party (PUP) senator Paul Thompson is the party’s new standard bearer for the Albert constituency, following the results of a convention held today at the Anglican Cathedral College (ACC) compound in Belize city. Thompson received 576 votes and his opponent, fellow senator Valerie Woods received 339 votes. A total of 938 ballots were cast. Of the total, 20 were spoiled and 3 were rejected. Thompson is now set to challenge incumbent area representative, United Democratic Party (UDP) minister Tracy Panton.
Senators Valeries Woods and Paul Thompson contest for Albert division
People’s United Party (PUP) senators, Valerie Woods and Paul Thompson, are contesting a convention to become the party’s standard bearer for the party in the upcoming 2020 general elections. The convention is being held today at the Anglican Cathedral College (ACC) compound in Belize city. Polls opened at 9:00 a.m. and will close at 4:00 p.m. The race leading up to the convention was heated, with senator Woods running an ad which featured party Deputy Leader Cordel Hyde singing Woods’ praises. Hyde, later publicly commented that the recording was from before he knew Woods would be contesting, then he publicly threw his support behind Thompson in the Albert division.
5.6 mag Earthquake shakes Guatemala
The United States Geological Survey recorded a 5.6 magnitude Earthquake that shook Guatemala around 8:30 tonight. The tremor struck at a depth of 62 miles. It was located about 67 kilometers southwest of Guatemala City. […]
1 dead; 2 injured in traffic accident in Benque
Police are investigating a road traffic accident that claimed the life of a woman and left two other people injured today. According to police reports, around 12:16 pm, Benque Viejo police responded to a traffic accident between mile 71 and 72 on the George Price highway. Police investigations revealed that Neidy Noeli Cifuentes ,27, was driving towards Benque Viejo when she lost control causing the vehicle to flip several times. […]
Guatemala thanks Belize for generous donation
Today, the Embassy of Guatemala in Belize issued a release expressing its sincerest gratitude to the Government and people of Belize for their generous donations toward the victims whose lives were affected by Fuego Volcano that erupted early this month. The Embassy also thanked the Belize Red Cross and the Belizean media. […]
Paul Thompson wins PUP Albert Convention
Paul Thompson was today victorious in the PUP’s convention for the Albert Constituency. Thompson was challenged by newcomer Valerie Woods. In the end, the final figure was 576 to 339 in favor of Thompson. […]
Police investigating house fire in Belize City
Police are investigating a fire that destroyed a house in Belize City yesterday. Alicia Usher,32, reported to police that around 5:40 pm she was alerted that her home on Freedom Street was on fire. When Usher made checks, she saw that her room was already engulfed in flames. […]
Woods and Thompson battle for the Albert constituency post today
Today, two senators from the Opposition People’s United Party (PUP) are contesting the standard bearer post for the Albert’s Division in Belize City. Senators Valerie Woods and Paul Thompson are the two candidates contesting the post, and along with their supporters, they have been involved in a social media war where Woods camp had accused members of Thompson’s team of bullying and discouraging her to step down from contesting the post. […]
Man dies after being struck by lightning
A resident of Shipyard village in Orange Walk was struck by lightning yesterday morning. Isac Weibe reported to police that around 10:40 am, his brother Jacob Weibe,22, was working on a barbed wire fence under the rain when he was stroke by lightning. […]
10 Instagram-Worthy Seaside Towns to Visit This Summer
While we don’t recommend traveling just for the Instagram, you could do worse for a souvenir than epic vacay pictures with triple-digit likes. And with the weather heating up, there’s no travel destination better than those along the water. From the Sea of Japan to the coastal islands of Belize, here are the most Instagram-worthy seaside towns to visit this summer for all the moments you’ll want to share to get the most likes ever. 3. Caye Caulker, Belize: Caye Caulker offers endless photo ops for an island that’s only five miles long. Spend an afternoon exploring the mangroves on the northern side of the island, or snorkel the Belize Barrier Reef, the largest in the Northern Hemisphere. For a more leisurely experience, head to the Split, the narrow channel dividing the island, and grab a drink at the Lazy Lizard. End the day with a sunset sail and snap all those stunning pics.
Taiwan is still the Caribbean’s good friend in great standing
Taiwan or the Democratic Republic of China (ROC) — not to be confused with the mainland, Communist People’s Republic of China (PROC) — is still a great friend to the Caribbean and wishes to remain that way for a long, long time. During a trip to Taiwan in mid-June, touring many different cities, sites and speaking with a wide cross section of citizens, business persons and public officials on the ground, we confirmed that Taiwan is still an independent and major economic powerhouse, despite the geo-political challenges with regard to global diplomatic recognition and increasing pressure to delegitimize them on the international scene by their far larger, neighbouring family country to the north.