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The San Pedro Sun

The BTB and BHA award scholarships to 10 Belizean Students
10 Belizean students were awarded scholarships from the Belize Tourism Board (BTB) and the Belize Hotel Association (BHA) during a joint award ceremony held at the Biltmore Plaza Hotel in Belize City on Wednesday, August 15th. Among those students was San Pedro’s Maria Elizabeth Tillet, who received a scholarship from the BHA. This year’s BTB scholarship recipients include Leanna Duncan, who will pursue an Associate’s Degree at St. John’s College Junior College and Jinelle Novelo, who will pursue a Bachelor’s Degree at the University of Belize. This year’s Jean Shaw Scholarship award went to Alma Urbina, who will pursue a Bachelor’s Degree at the University of Belize. The Jean Shaw Tourism Scholarship was established in memory of the late Jean Ursilla Shaw, a renowned female tourism pioneer who played an integral part in the development of Belize’s tourism industry in her lifetime.

Three arrested and charged for Richard Foster’s murder
The murder of 74-year-old renowned British filmmaker Richard Foster did not go unsolved, as police investigation has led to the arrest of three men who were charged for the homicide. 31-year-old Andrew Robert ‘Pinkie’ Clarke of La Democracia Village, 26-year-old Derwin Lincoln ‘Big D’ Jones of Cotton Tree and 23-year-old Edmond Anthony Pascascio of Harmonyville was arraigned on charges of murder on Monday, August 13th, when they went before Chief Magistrate Sharon Fraser.

Recovering and rebuilding: Boca del Rio fire victims move on
Two weeks after a devastating fire in the Boca del Rio Area, the 109 displaced fire victims have secured housing within rentals across the island. A total of 22 persons affected were initially housed at San Pedro’s children’s home and community center Hope Haven, where everyone was fed for several days following the fire. As they move forward with their lives, a visit to the fire site at Boca del Rio showed some development on Thursday, August 16th, as new structures are slowly being erected by those who once lived there. On Sunday, August 12th, the last persons left Hope Haven after finding a place of their own. They all thank the non-profit organization for sheltering them when they needed it the most. Hope Haven continues to accept donations for the fire victims, which are then sent to the Pentecostal Church located across from the fire site.

Re-registration numbers are down; the cause linked to the Vital Statistic Unit
The mass re-registration exercise is two weeks away from culminating, and reports coming from Elections and Boundaries indicate that as of August 11th only 90,873 applications have been filed. The previous week, 9,320 applications were received, showing a decrease from previous weeks. The Department intended to re-register about 200,000 voters by the end of August 2018, however, that goal now seems unlikely. It is believed that the decline in the re-registration process is due to the alleged poor service at the Vital Statistic Unit, where many people have been visiting to obtain necessary documentation, such as birth certificates to re-register. The slow service has created long, slow-moving lines at the said institution, with people becoming frustrated with the delay.

Ambergris Today

President Of Taiwan Visits Belize
On Thursday, August 16, 2018, H.E. Tsai Ing-wen, President of the Republic of China (Taiwan) arrived in Belize for a three-day visit, from the 16th to 18th of August 2018, on the invitation of the Right Honorable Dean O. Barrow, Prime Minister of Belize. This is President Tsai’s first visit to Belize. The presidential visit is expected to enhance mutual understanding, expand exchanges and make further progress on developing and implementing joint initiatives spanning agriculture, education, information and communication technology, medical care and vocational training.

Return To Happiness Training In San Pedro
The Ministry of Education, Youth & Sports, UNICEF along with the San Pedro Town Council have teamed up to provide training for teachers to help children ages 5 – 12 who have experienced trauma from a natural or man-made disaster. The training is called “Return to Happiness” and participants are being taught how to offer psychological therapy. Participants have been partaking in fun activities at the San Pedro High School and are being trained by professionals by UNICEF.

Misc Belizean Sources

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San Joaquín Bacalar 2018
Anybody traveling to Bacalar this weekend? Meet Gillhary 7 at the la Expo Feria “San Joaquín Bacalar 2018” at Bacalar. It will commence tonight at 7pm local time.

Swirly Head Wine & Lamanai Chocolate Tasting
Swirly Head Wines and Lamanai Chocolate are teaming up again for a special tasting, and it's tomorrow night. Casa Sofia is the venue, and they'll have their incredible food for sale. If you missed the first tasting, here's your chance to sample some amazing wine and some incredible chocolate.

BECOL and FCD reach agreement
BECOL and FCD signed an agreement yesterday with the aim of enhancing monitoring activities and preventing illegal encroachments within the BECOL property at the Chalillo reservoir.

The U.S. Embassy has a vacancy for plumber!
This position is being advertised with the experience for education substitution option. Based on qualifications, applicants need only apply for one of the two available vacancies, Belmopan-2018-13 or Belmopan-2018-13-S. Please review the qualifications requirements for each vacancy before applying.

New building to be built at the corner of Cockburn Lane and Regents Street
This morning was a momentous occasion as the CEO, Mr. Yashin Dujon, of the Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation, signed a construction contract with AM Construction Co. Ltd. for the construction of a new building to be built at the corner of Cockburn Lane and Regents Street. The construction of this new building is part of the hard components of the Belize City House of Culture and Downtown Rejuvenation Project. It has been proposed that once this building has been completed, it will contribute to the project's eco-museum concept in downtown by establishing a restaurant/historic heritage site for the promotion of culinary tourism in the downtown area. The original owner of the property was Ronald F. Greenwood. The Project was hoping to restore the original house on the property, but it was too far gone and it was recommended that we replace it; however, since the architecture of the house is of significance, the Project has designed a new house with the same architectural features as the original.

Bruno mars Croc still living his “best life”
The Banquitas House of Culture, BTIA Orange Walk Chapter, Forestry department and the Crocodile Research Coalition, have been collaborating in an effort to locate, extract and rellocate the crocodile that unfortunately grabbed Bruno. At this point we are working in an effort to place strategic signs to make the public aware of crocodiles in the area. We are advising the general public to restrain from feeding the crocodiles as it pose a threat to everyone. We ask for you collaboration in ensuring the safety of everyone. Thanks.

A Belizean legend has gone home. We celebrate the life of John Woods
Dear Family and Friends, on behalf of my family thank you for all the comforting calls and notes we have been receiving. Dad passed away at 5:44pm today Friday the 17th in Houston. Mom, Sammy, Billy, Madelyn and myself were next to him. Cancer had finally overwhelmed his body and he passed away peacefully. God could not have taken him from us more gently. We will make funeral announcements as soon as we know when we can bring Papa John home.

Minister of National Security Visits Troops at Cadenas
As part of his frequent field visits to our men and women in uniform, the Minister of National Security Honorable John Saldivar visited the troops at the Cadenas Observation Post on Wednesday, August 15, 2018. Since 1993, members of the Belize Defence Force who have served at the Cadenas Observation Post have known the grueling ordeal of going up and down the mountain, atop which sits the observation post. The men and women of the Belize Defense Force have endured this hardship for years but a new initiative by the Minister will now go a long way in making conditions more bearable.

One thing that the President of Republic of China (Taiwan) Dr. Tsai Ing-Wen loves in Belize is our Marie Sharp Products!!

BEL contributions
BEL contributed over $12,000 and employees are volunteering to assist 17 programs for children in communities countrywide during July and August.

Ascenthium Plays the Bluffs
Ascenthium finally performed at The Bluffs, and it was amazing! So many great songs over the night, from head banging to classic rock. The venue was packed, and they went above and beyond with the pizzas and hamburgers. Can't wait for the next show, and the word is they might be playing there again soon. Pictures and videos. Freebird and Hotel California in their entirety. In related news, the World Culture Band will be performing there on Sunday the 26th.

On this day in Black History
Today in 1887, Marcus Garvey ( 17 Aug - 10 June 1940), was born in Jamaica. He was a black nationalist who the term Garveyism refers to. Garveyism is an aspect of black nationalism that refers to the economic, and political policies of UNIA-ACL founder Marcus Garvey. ... The movement had a major impact in stimulating and shaping black politics in the Caribbean and in parts of Africa. Garvey first visited Belize in 1921 and again in 1929 and inspired The Black Cross Nurse Association and people like Samuel Hayes, with the philosophy of uniting Blacks universally

National Celebrations Committee Stance on the Cancellaton of the 10th September Bram
The National Celebration Commission (NCC) is chaired by the Minister of Culture under the auspices of the Ministry of Education, Youth, Sport and Culture. NCC’s vision is to strengthen solidarity, loyalty and pride in National Identity for all Belizeans during the month of September as our country commemorates and celebrates two historic milestones. The Commission comprises of members from Government and Non-Governmental agencies, Statutory Bodies, Civil Societies, the Mayor’s Association, representatives from all municipalities, the Belize Police Department and Belize Defense Force. The majority of NCC funds is provided through a subvention by the Government of Belize and the remaining from donations by Private and Public sector organizations across the country. This year, a number of key partners either reduced their donations or provided in-kind support thus impacting the overall budget of the Commission.

Channel 7

Special Sitting For Madam President
Yesterday, we took you to the Philip Goldson Airport for the official welcome that the Government of Belize gave to Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-Wen. She arrived on her first official visit here to an entourage of Government and law enforcement officials who were determined  to see to it that her short stay would be pleasing and memorable as a head of state. She left from the airport and immediately headed to a suite of activities, including the award ceremony for the latest crop of Belizean students who would be going away to study in Taiwan. But, the biggest event of her official visit happened this morning when both the Senate and the House of Representatives convened for a special sitting. Our news team was there, and Daniel Ortiz reports: A few minutes before the start of today’s special event, the majority of the parliamentarians from both the House of Representatives and the Senate were already seated in the House, awaiting the arrival of the Taiwanese President.

PUP Leader Speaks On Arthur
Today’s special sitting gave the press an opportunity to interview Opposition Leader John Briceño about a few developments in his party that made the evening news this week. We told you last night that the PUP’s vetting committee has refused Arthur Saldivar’s application to run in the Belmopan convention for a second time. He believes that once again, the leadership of the party did not handle his application fairly, and so, his legal team will be going back to the Supreme Court to challenge this latest refusal. Back in June, when the press questioned him about Saldivar’s candidacy in Belmopan, Briceño was very measured and diplomatic about the reasons why the party’s national executive did not support it. This time around, Briceño stated in no uncertain terms that Saldivar will not represent the PUP in the Garden City. Here’s how that conversation went:

Is John B With The Southern Caucus on ICJ Rejection?
We also asked Briceño to comment on his party’s evolving position on whether or not Belize should go to the ICJ to litigate Guatemala’s territorial claim over the country. Yesterday, the PUP’s Southern Caucus announced that they are quote, “firmly against going to the International Court of Justice”. They say that the residents of Southern Belize have the most to lose and nothing to gain, since Guatemala claims half of Belizean territory from Sarstoon to the Sibun.  Briceño told the press today that he can understand that concern: Hon. John Briceño - Leader of the Opposition: "We have already asked Senator Courtenay and Steward Leslie to start prepare a presentation to that we can do now and meet as many of our people as possible to give them the facts, the pros for going and the against of not going, the cons..."

Re-Registration Complications
On Tuesdays newscast, we told you about the latest reports that the Elections and Boundaries Department released on the number of Belizeans countrywide who have already re-registered as voters.  At this time, only ninety thousand, eight hundred and seventy-three (90,873) persons are able to vote. That’s less than half of total number registered voters who were on the country’s voter’s list before the slate was wiped clean.  For the last 3 weeks, the trends are showing that less and less applicants are showing up at the registration centers to become re-registered. We got a chance to speak with Opposition Leader John Briceño about it after today’s Special Sitting for the Taiwanese President’s visit.

Fatal Hit & run Claims Life In North
An Orange Walk man was knocked down and killed last night. It happened around 7:30. 63 year old San Jose Cane Farmer Ermitiano Gonzalez was crossing the road between miles 63 and 64 on the Phillip Goldson Highway. That is when pickup truck driver 34 year old Freddy Nicholson ran him over, dragging him under his vehicle for several yards until he realized what had happened. When police got on the scene Gonzalez’s mangled body was still lodged under the truck. Blood samples were taken from Nicholson and he was served with a notice of intended prosecution. Gonzales leaves behind 4 sons and 1 daughter.

Husband Shoots Wife In Cayo
Couples fight all the time, but when your partner shoots you in the leg with a shotgun…you might just want to re-evaluate that relationship. That’s what happened last night in Central Farm, Cayo. 48 year old Rosa Aracely Gamez and her daughter were talking in the kitchen when her husband 67 year old Hilderbrant Robateau walked in with a shotgun and fired at her, hitting her in the left thigh. She was taken to the San Ignacio Hospital in a stable condition. Robateau handed himself in to police along with his shotgun and 2 cartridges. We will keep following this case.

Charged For Chopping Uncle
Police aren’t holding off on the El Progresso murder charge any longer. They have charged 25 year old Bartimeus Tesucum with murder. As we have been reporting, Tesecum chopped his disabled uncle to death while other relatives stood by in horror.

Security Guard Turned Criminal
You know its real bad when security guards start robbing people. That’s exactly what KBH security guard 23 year old Deon Williams did. He was caught and charged with theft and pleaded not guilty today in court before Magistrate Emmerson Banner. Williams was offered bail and met bail of 2 thousand dollars and is due back in court on October 10th. The incident happened on Wednesday the 15th. 22 year old Virginia Robinson was walking home along Newtown Barracks when a man ripped her sling purse from around her neck. She had her cellphone and $547 in her purse. She turned around to confront her attacker and saw two men. The thieves dashed off but Robinson quickly alerted the police who set chase after them. They eventually caught up with Williams. 

More Murderers Get Bail
The recent trend of Supreme Court bail for accused murderers continued today when 33 year-old Jermaine “Horse” Garnett, was allowed to go home after spending over 5 and a half years on remand at the Belize Central Prison.  He is one of 3 people who was jointly charged with the December 2012 murder of 19 year-old Raheem Requena. Viewers will remember that Requena, a 4th former from Excelsior High School, was ambushed and fatally shot 6 times while he was riding his bike on Kut Avenue. He was heading to his grandmother’s house, when the gunfire erupted, and those bullets found their mark. 1 of them injured him in the chest. 

Barbering For The Future
Today 13 boys from the Southside got their certificates in barbering. As we told you, the police partnered with Belmopan barber Nicholas Ara and City barber Winston “Brick City” Harris to show these kids the basics of pulling off a solid haircut. And it seems they caught on pretty well, so much so that the police gave the top 5 participants a complete haircut set. The police even pledged to help one of them in starting up their own barbershop. It was such a successful program that Sr. Supt. Howell Gillett got a haircut from one of the boys. We dropped by the Princess pool side for the closing ceremony.

Inspiration For Fun
And while those aspiring barbers were celebrating at the Princess pool side, the kids at the Inspiration Center were making the most of their annual Fun Day. The center catered for about 80 kids and their siblings. Today the Executive Director explained how social interaction is part of therapy for kids with diverse abilities.

To Russia With Love
And among those kids at the Inspiration center were Christopher Young and Joseph Waight. They participated in the 2018 FIFA Football For Friendship Social Program hosted in Russia. The program ran from June 8th to the 15th.. Apart from attending camps on their visit, the boys got the rare chance to attend the first World Cup Game between Russia and Saudi Arabia. That’s pretty awesome right ?! The Center’s director invited the boys to share their experience with the other kids at the fun day. Here is what they had to say. There are two categories under this program – Young Football player and Young journalist. Throughout their stay the kids get to attend training and camps related to these fields. This is the first time Belize has participated in this program. Two kids from 211 countries from around the world also attended.

The Other Side of The Tenth Bram Cancellation
Earlier this week, you heard the PUP city council explain why it's been forced to cancel the Tenth bram due to underfunding from the UDP chaired National Celebration Commission. But the commission today sent out a release to say it's not political discrimination, it's just hard times. The release explains, quote, "This year, a number of key partners either reduced their donations or provided in-kind support thus impacting the overall budget of the Commission." But that's not even the whole story. The Commission release says that all municipalities and stakeholders were asked to submit a plan of proposed activities and events they hoped to host, along with a budget. But, last week Friday, the City Council sent an email saying that they would be removing the 10thBram and Municipal Fair Playbill of September events due to budgetary constraints.

Police Investigate Street Brawl Amongst Women
If you are facebook addict or just a regular user, you probably have stumbled upon this video. It captures 4 women paired off in separate fights. It happened last night around 10 outside of La Cabana in Belmopan. As you can see, it was a nasty brawl. One woman even picked up a stone and struck another one in the head and that led to another fight. Some residents tried to pry the women away from each other but their hands were locked tight in each other’s hair. Police intervened and detained all 4 women. They all will be charged for disorderly conduct. But that’s not the end, all of them are illegal immigrants so they will also face immigration charges.

Guns and Weed off Capital Street
Belmopan police have taken guns and weed off the streets. Yesterday evening around 6:00 police found a homemade gun in Salvapan and then in Roaring Creek they found weed and a 9 mm pistol.

Hon. Saldivar To Frontier
It is well known that there is a weekly change over of BDF soldiers at the Cadenas Conservation post who stand watch over some of Belize’s southernmost territories, which sits near the border with Guatemala. It’s one of the toughest areas of the country to maintain a patrol presence, and to get there, they must travel up the Sarstoon River, with the Guatemalan Armed Forces monitoring their comings and goings.   Well on Wednesday, National Security Minister John Saldivar took the trip himself and visited the BDF troops who were posted there.  A press release from the Government says that since 1993, the BDF soldiers who have served at Cadenas have known the grueling trek to the post. They must hike up and down a steep mountain side, to get to the top where Cadenas sits and which overlooks the terrain.

Teaching Kids How To Fish, Figuratively
As we told you earlier in the week, the Ministry of Education along with its partners want to form what’s called a Parlamentary Front against Hunger and Malnutrition. It sounds fancy but the idea is simple: to get the law makes involved in the fight against hunger for kids. Now that is one part of the plan. The Ministry also wants to establish a national feeding program that benefits kids across the country. Today a workshop was held at the Ministry of Agriculture conference room to discuss the way forward in this expansion. Yvonne Codd - Health and Nutrition Coordinator, Min. of Education: "The workshop was bringing together persons from all over the districts; the workshop was dealing with how we will be able to come to achieving sustainable school feeding schools in our country. We know that a lot of times we have a whole lot of school feeding programs within the country but everybody is not together, it's not coordinated..."

Integrating Migrants Into Educations
There were more teacher trainings this week in Belmopan. The focus was how to ensure that immigrant children are properly integrated into Belize’s school system. Here is more. They also discussed the issue of irregular migration including human trafficking.

Channel 5

A Ceremonial Sitting of the House of Representatives and Senate for Visiting Taiwanese President
Dozens of reporters and television crews from Belize and Taiwan filled the galleries of the Assembly Building this morning to cover the special joint sitting of the House of Representatives [...]

Order of Belize Conferred on Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen
As part of her state visit to the country, Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen was bestowed the Order of Belize during a brief ceremony on Thursday night at the Museum of [...]

Taiwan Donates to ITVET, Belize City
After the Special Joint Sitting of the House of Representative and Senate this morning, Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen returned to Belize City for a brief visit of the Technical and [...]

San Jose Villager Knocked Down and Killed
A villager from San Jose, Corozal was knocked down and killed on Thursday night sometime after seven o’clock. Sixty-three-year-old cane farmer Ermitiano Gonzalez was walking along the Phillip Goldson Highway [...]

Accused Murderer Released on Bail
Accused murderer, thirty-three-year-old Jermaine Garnett is out on bail tonight. He was offered bail by Supreme Court Justice Herbert Lord to the tune of forty thousand dollars. The bail was [...]

Johnny Responds to Arthur Saldivar’s P.U.P. Lawsuit
Attorney Arthur Saldivar has brought yet another lawsuit against the People’s United Party, the same political organization to which he belongs.  The latest proceedings succeed a second rejection from the [...]

“Would You Want Arthur Saldivar to Represent You?” – John Briceño
The bone of contention between the People’s United Party and Arthur Saldivar is his moral standing.  The leadership and hierarchy of the P.U.P. are of the firmly held belief that [...]

To Go or Not to Go to the I.C.J.? – That’s the P.U.P. Question
The People’s United Party is yet to formalize its position on whether Belize should have Guatemala’s unfounded claim settled at the International Court of Justice.  While government has embarked upon [...]

P.U.P. Southern Caucus Says No to I.C.J.
The P.U.P. southern caucus has taken a firm position on the matter, emphatically saying no to the I.C.J.   That stance, however, may not be indicative of the party’s official view [...]

P.U.P. Says Re-registered Voters Fall Well Below the Previous Threshold
The countrywide re-registration exercise comes to an end on August thirty-first.  The number of eligible voters that has been recorded since the process commenced at the beginning of July, has [...]

DOE to Monitor Air Quality in Belize
The responsibility of the Department of the Environment is to protect Belize’s environment from all sources of pollution—land, water, air and noise.  And while a lot of work has been [...]

What is the Situation on Children Rights in Belize?
The United Nations International Children’s Fund held consultations this week as it works on the development of a situation analysis of children and women in Belize. The assessment and analysis [...]

13 At Risk Youths Complete Barbering Programme of Police Department
Thirteen of seventeen youths, who were at risk of getting caught up in the criminal justice system, have successfully completed a barbering programme organized by the Police Department. Over the [...]

“Parents Participating, Children Engaging, Empowering Families” at Inspiration Centre
The Inspiration Centre held its fifth annual family fun day today at its headquarters off the George Price Highway in Belize City. Catering to just over one hundred persons annually, [...]

KTV the Remix Finalist, Rachel Westby
In Thursday’s newscast, you had a behind the scenes look at two of the five finalists in season two of KTV the remix. Tonight the other three are taking the [...]

KTV the Remix Finalist, Victoria August
Victoria August started singing at an early age. She has always loved music and is particularly fond of pop. Unlike most of the other competitors on KTV The Remix, she [...]

KTV the Remix Finalist, Ines Welcome
Round out the top five in season two of KTV the Remix is Dangriga’s Ines Welcome.  Welcome has the voice of a winner, exercising her highs and lows at every [...]

LOVE FM

Man hands himself in to the police after shooting woman
Police are investigating incident in which a woman was shot. Daisy Robateau told Police she was inside her kitchen speaking with her mother, 48-year-old Rosa Aracely Gamez, when her father 67-year-old Hilderbrant Robateau came in with a shotgun. He reportedly fired a shot which caught Gamez to her left thigh. She was transported to the …

Taiwan’s President speaks of the Important Friendship with Belize
President Tsai outlined three decades of cultivated friendship that has been a substantial support to the development of Belize. She did not put a monetary figure to it, but, a few weeks ago, Minister of Foreign Affairs Wilfred Elrington made it clear it was in the hundreds of millions for budgetary support. And what does …

Coast Guard charged with stealing engines
A Coast Guard Officer has been charged with theft. The Officer in charge of the Corozal Customs Enforcement Unit reported that from about mid to the end of July, six outboard engines, valued at fourteen thousand dollars, which were inside a containerized warehouse were stolen. Yesterday, Police recovered two of the stolen engines. 26-year-old Daniel …

Nephew charged with murder after chopping uncle to the neck
24-year-old Bartimeus Tesecum has been charged with murder. At the start of the week, Israel Tesucum was in the kitchen with family members when Bartimeus entered and inflicted a chop wound to his head. Israel was taken to the San Ignacio Hospital where he succumbed to the injury. The police say they have no motive …

Four men have been charged with fisheries offences
Four men have been charged with fisheries offences. 24-year-old Steven Petillo, 21-year-old Oscar Williams, 19-year-old Oscar Gutierrez and 30 year-old Derrick Gorosica have all been busted at a home. Police say yesterday afternoon they conducted a search at a residence that resulted in the discovery of two thousand five hundred and ten out of season …

Orange Walk resident dies in a fatal road traffic accident
An elderly man was knocked down and killed last night in the Orange Walk District. 34-year-old old Freddy Nicholson was reportedly driving a pickup truck from Orange Walk to Corozal, when upon reaching between miles 63 and 64 on the Philip Goldson Highway he knocked down 63-year-old Ermitiano Gonzalez, a cane farmer of San Jose …

PUP Southern Caucus says No to the ICJ
The Peoples United Party (PUP) does not have an official position on whether or not Guatemala’s unfounded claim on Belize should be forwarded to the International Court of Justice (ICJ).But in April, the Leader of the Opposition John Briceno said in his personal view QUOTE “sooner or later we will have to get to the …

Bio-safety, Bio-security and Bio-waste Management Workshop
Today a workshop on Biosafety, Biosecurity, and Bio-waste management was held at the Belize Biltmore plaza geared towards the various laboratories throughout the country. It was done to reinforce the proper procedures that lab technicians need to follow in order to safeguard the health of both patients and employees. Elena Mez, Bio Safety Officer for …

September Song Celebrates
As the September celebrations are fast approaching, this weekend marks the first within the list of schedule activities planned for Belizeans as we celebrate our country at such a festive time of the year. This year the annual song competition will be held at the Santa Elena Sports Complex, where all the competitors will be …

Belize Cancer Society speaks on Child Obesity in Belize
Striving to raise regional awareness about childhood obesity among children in the Caribbean, the Belize Cancer Society along with the Non-Communicable Disease-Childhood Obesity Prevention Alliance are partnering with the Healthy Caribbean Coalition (HCC) and various different organizations in order to raise public awareness about the severity of children living with obesity. Love News spoke Heather …

Inspiration Center celebrates Fun Day
Known for treating and rehabilitating children suffering from diverse disabilities, the Inspiration Center held its fifth annual fun-day today where they hosted a myriad of family, children, friends, and volunteers who all came together to socialize as they played various games, met new friends and sang to joyous music. Today Love News spoke with Dr. Agnes Joseph who was previously the Medical Director at the center who explained what the Inspiration Center is about and how the annual fun-day, benefits families and children.

Taiwan Presidents award Belizean students with Scholarship
As part of her state visit to Belize, President Tsai ing – Wen presented scholarships to twenty nine young Belizeans. She said she felt very honored to be present to deliver their awards. Tsai Ing-Wen, President of Taiwan: This afternoon I am delighted to be standing before you; handing out scholarships to 29 outstanding young people. The single largest class of scholarship students ever sent to Taiwan from Belize.

Taiwan’s President Speaks to Belize’s Parliament
Yesterday, Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-Wen and a large delegation landed in Belize at the Philip Goldson International Airport. After a brief ceremony and inspection of the BDF soldiers, Governor General Sir Colville Young bestowed President Tsai with the Order of Belize after a tour of the Museum of Belize. It wasn’t mentioned on the official itinerary but President Tsai also dined with the Prime Minister and his wife. Today, day two of the visit took place in both Belmopan and Belize, in the morning President Tsai addressed parliament.

Man chopped to the neck in El Progresso
A few days ago police went to El Progresso Village in the Cayo District, where they found forty-two year old, Israel Tesecum, suffering from a large chop wound behind the neck. According to the police,Tesecum was transported to the San Ignacio Community Hospital then to Western Regional Hospital where he later died due to his injuries. ACP Joseph Myvett provided more details.

Tragic fire in Camalote leaves child with severe burns
A tragic fire occurred in the Camalote Village in the Cayo District last night. When they woke up in the morning they had a home but at seven p.m. an entire family became homeless. To make matters worse, a four year old girl is suffering from second degree burns she received while escaping the inferno. ACP Joseph Myvett explains how the tragedy happened.

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Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen visits Belize
The China Airline plane touched down at the Philip Goldson International Airport this afternoon shortly after 2:30 p.m., bringing Republic of China (Taiwan) president Tsai Ing-wen for an official visit to Belize. Disembarking from the airline along with President Tsai Ing-wen was her delegation of Taiwanese officials. President Tsai Ing-wen was met at the airport by Belize head of state, His Excellency Governor General, Sir Colville Young; Minister of Foreign Affairs, Wilfred Elrington; and Attorney General, Michael Peyrefitte.

69 suicides in 3 years, says Min/Health
When 7-year-old Antwone Marin committed suicide in Seine Bight earlier this month, it shocked the nation and led to a lot of questions. Perhaps the most resounding question has to be: how could a child that young develop the desire and intention to end his own life? Turning for answers to the haunting questions that remain in the aftermath of that disturbing suicidal act, we asked psychiatric nurse, Eleanor Bennett, who is the Mental Health Coordinator at the Ministry of Health, for comment. “We don’t normally get them that young,” she said. “It’s very rare. I won’t say that it never happens. It has happened, obviously. But it’s very rare that you get children that young committing suicide,” she remarked. Bennett said that statistics at the Ministry of Health show cases of suicide by children as young as 12 years old.

PUP Southern Caucus says “no” to going to the ICJ
The entire southern coast and land mass of southern Belize lies directly in the swath of territory in this country that Guatemala is now claiming. The revived Guatemalan claim that will be adjudicated at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) if Belizeans vote “yes” in the ICJ referendum next April 10 to submit the claim for ICJ adjudication, is for an approximate 51 percent of Belize’s national lands. The Southern Caucus of the Opposition, People’s United Party (PUP), held a meeting last weekend and “resolved that they are firmly against going to the International Court of Justice, (ICJ),” said a media release that was issued on Tuesday.

$400,000 went into preparing Belize’s volleyball team
Yesterday, the Belize Volleyball Association (BVA) held a press conference, and one of the topics mentioned, among a variety of matters that were discussed, was the costs incurred in order to get the national girls team to their second place victory in the regional volleyball championship, losing only to Costa Rica. On the panel were the coach of the team, Allan Sharp; team captain, Nenissa Ramirez; assistant coach, Lupita Quan; and Cuban coach, Esmidio Limonta Muñoz. According to Sharp, the BVA was responsible for paying for “everything,” including the services of the Cuban coaches, rental of facilities, transportation of athletes, purchase of practice uniforms, costs of practice matches, acquisition of training equipment, room and board for the athletes, team bonding activities, and the services of physiotherapists and doctors for injuries. He said the cost for preparing the girls for the regional volleyball championship amounted to about $204,000.

Dorian Pakeman bars Amandala from covering Taiwan president’s arrival
Belize’s leading newspaper, Amandala, which this week celebrated 49 years of service to the country, was prevented from going onto the tarmac at the Philip Goldson International Airport to cover the arrival ceremony for the president of the Republic of China (Taiwan), H.E. Tsai Ing-wen. Taiwan has been Belize’s friend and a country which has been “godfathering” Belize with all kinds of lavish gifts, including monetary grants, loans and scholarships to benefit our development. Upon arrival at the entrance to the tarmac, Amandala reporter Rowland Parks was told by airport security that his “name was not on the list,” so he was prevented from going any farther.

Young Belizean footballer on threshold of Barcelona dreams
For a couple more days, there is still a realistic possibility that a young Belizean football player from Mango Creek, Independence, could make a giant leap into a world of limitless possibilities, as he presently stands at the threshold of enrollment in FC Barcelona’s Youth Soccer Academy in Casa Grande, Arizona, USA. Over the past weekend, football great of Juventus and Sagitun fame, Hilberto “Hilly” Muschamp accompanied his 16-year-old son, Jardehl, to the Barca Academy Tryouts in Arizona. This was the third such camp over the past year, where the Barca Academy scouts evaluated aspiring youths, and selected the best few to enter their full time program. Having just graduated from Independence High School, after being assigned for weekly personal training under the legendary Norman “Tilliman” Pipersburgh, Jardehl was among some 68 kids from 27 states of the U.S. and 4 foreign countries who took part in the recent Barca tryouts; and Jardehl was 1 of only 3 selected and accepted to become “a member of the Barca Academy family.”

Belize cyclists medal in 2018 Junior Caribbean Championships in Bermuda
The Cycling Federation of Belize (CFB) today reported that Team Belize has brought back medals from the 2018 Junior Caribbean Championships which took place over the weekend, August 11-12, in Bermuda. In the ITT results from Saturday, August 11: In the Female race of 6.4 miles (2 laps of 3.2 miles each), Taralee Ordonez won the Silver medal with a time of 17:21:968; while Kaylyn Gillett finished 5th in a time of 18:30:266. In the Male Junior race of 12.8 miles (4 laps of 3.2 miles each), Gian Lino finished 8th, and Tevin Chaplin was 11th. The Road Race on August 12 was 50 km for females, and 80 km for males.

FFB represented at CONCACAF “C” License Coaching Course in Guatemala
The CONCACAF “C” License Coaching Course is taking place in Guatemala City with representatives from 7 Central American countries including Belize. The Football Federation of Belize (FFB) is proud to be represented by U19 male head coach, Mr. Gabriel Ramos from Independence Village, and U16 male head coach, Mr. Dale Pelayo from Roaring Creek Village. The training started on Monday, August 13, and goes through to Friday, August 17.

Dangriga U-21 Summer Bounce Tournament’s final week of regular season
The Dangriga Basketball Association (DBA) U-21 Summer Bounce Tournament, being played every weekend at the Russell Chiste Garcia Auditorium, has been a very competitive tournament, with the regular season set to finish with Week 5 games this weekend. The teams that have clinched 7 of the 8 playoff spots are: Harlem Shockers, Benguche Flames, Foreshore Pelicans, Savage Storms, Ghans Starz, Ecumenical High and New Site Raiders. Central Vipers and Independence Young Generals are fighting for the final 8th spot. They will clash this weekend in the deciding game to determine who will take that final spot.

Table Tennis – 2018 Brodie’s Annual Strong & Weak Doubles results
The 2018 Brodie’s Annual Strong & Weak Doubles Tournament took place this past Sunday, August 12, at the BES Auditorium, the home of table tennis. Competing in a Double Elimination format, 12 Strong & Weak Doubles teams began competing for this year’s title. After a full day of competition, the final results were as follows: 1st Place – Kelly Liu/Terry Su; 2nd Place – Jofny Paguaga/Mihir Karnani; 3rd Place – Wilber Titio Bientz/Colin Wu; 4th Place – Rohit Pagarani/Che Waight. Congratulations to all the winners, and a big Thank You to the sponsors, Brodies!

Editorial: Wall Street, Washington, and Belizean sovereignty
The United States of America originally comprised thirteen British colonies which declared their independence from Great Britain in 1776. In their war for independence, the Americans were supported against England by the French, a most interesting piece of history. Because of their specific colonial history, the American people and their governments tried to steer clear of exercises in the classic colonialism which had been practiced by the Spanish, the Portuguese, the British, the French, and the Dutch in Indigenous America, in Africa, and in Asia. But, as the United States grew more larger and more powerful, the U.S. felt the need to implement a foreign policy which protected and enhanced their commercial and other interests outside of the continental United States. The Americans implemented their foreign policy by establishing military bases all over planet earth. Uncle Sam does not send bureaucrats to administrate colonies: Uncle Sam intimidates the populations in other parts of the world, thus convincing, or forcing, such populations to follow America instructions and abide by American policies, such as the 1823 Monroe Doctrine.

From the Publisher
I was born in 1947 at the Belize City Hospital. Mine was the last Belizean generation to enjoy, as teenagers, the long school holidays when the holidays were basically in April and May, the most beautiful months in Belize, as opposed to in July and August, as has been the case since 1964. Belize had become a self-governing colony in January of 1964, thus becoming eligible for American foreign aid. I was 17 then, about to enter my second year at St. John’s College Sixth Form, that summer when the holidays were changed. At the time, I thought the change was to synchronize Belize’s school year with that of the United States. In the 1970s and 1980s, almost every year around April and May I would write a column or an editorial in this newspaper lamenting the change of the long holidays from April and May to July and August, the latter months being historically known in the settlement of Belize as months of rain, when the mosquito insect thrives. No one paid any attention to me, except for my dad I suppose, and after many years of vox clamantis in deserto (voice crying in the wilderness), I grew tired and now no one cares, not even myself.

Foreign investment – opportunities and danger!
Dear Editor, The results of the labor of its citizens determine a nation’s wealth. A large manufacturing base is vital, improved by the service industry. Nationalists believe in reasonable tariffs that protect the nation’s industry. Free trade is harmful to a nation’s wealth because it favors multinationals over regular citizens. Foreign investors are usually given exorbitant concessions such as tax exemption, which allows them to unfairly compete with local businesses. Multinationals are not concerned about a country’s development and the welfare of its citizens. They care primarily about making a huge profit. It weakens old nationalities and eliminates the small businessmen and favors large multinationals. The promise of more jobs, if delivered, are usually low paying jobs. Free trade functions to equalize the masses (locals) while elevating the elite and their acquiescent politicians.

BREDAA’s Bilal Morris speaks out
The Belize Government was scheduled to have some “outreach tours” in an auditorium-type format with Belizeans living in the diaspora, but in a letter addressed to “members of the Belizean community,” dated August 8 and signed by Belize Ambassador to the United States, H.E. Ambassador Francisco Daniel Gutierrez, it was announced that the format of the outreach has changed. The letter to the Belizean community states: “In an attempt to improve the outreach to the Belizeans living in the United States, the Government of Belize has decided to change the format of the ICJ tours from an auditorium session with Q & A (question and answer), to an auditorium session with Q & A to be broadcast live on an electronic platform.”

ICJ no, to go, or discontinue
The following are excerpts from the ICJ page, “www.icj-cij.org/en/how-the-court-works”. The page says, on the matter of contentious cases, that “only States (Members of the United Nations and other States which have become parties to the Statute of the Court or which have accepted its jurisdiction under certain conditions) may be parties” to such cases. The page continues, “The Court is competent to entertain a dispute only if the States concerned have accepted its jurisdiction in one or more of the following ways: (1), by entering into a special agreement to submit the dispute to the Court; (2) by virtue of a jurisdictional clause…; (3), through the reciprocal effect of declarations made by them under the Statute, whereby each has accepted the jurisdiction of the Court as compulsory in the event of a dispute with another State having made a similar declaration…”

The three times that Guatemala has tried to recover disputed territory in Belize
With the tensions of recent days between the Belizean armed forces and Guatemalan citizens settled in the area of adjacency, these events seem anecdotes of a legendary dispute. In his memoirs, former President Miguel Ydígoras Fuentes reported that, as the question of Belize was paramount for him, he decided to invade that territory peacefully on April 17, 1958. To do so, he invited the presidents of the Congress of the Republic and the Supreme Court of Justice, as well as other personalities, to visit the ruins of Tikal. Ydígoras indicated to the pilots that before returning to the capital they would take them to Melchor de Mencos. When he arrived, he asked if there was a vehicle to take a tour of the place, and then a Land Rover and a small truck appeared, which, with dissimulation, he had ordered to rent in Belize.

From police corporal to magistrate
An addition was made to the staff of magistrates this morning when former police corporal and Magistrate’s Court prosecutor Mannon Dennison, 33, was sworn in as a magistrate by the Chief Justice, Hon. Kenneth Benjamin. With Dennison, the Magistracy Department now has a total of 14 magistrates. Dennison went to study law at the University of Guyana in 2012 and in 2015, he obtained a Bachelor of Law degree. He then went on to graduate from the University of Fiji with a diploma in legal practice and he was called to the Bar in Fiji in November 2017. “It was a dream that came true”, he said after he was sworn in.

Eugene Henderson, 23, succumbs to gunshot head wound
Eugene Alexander Henderson, 23, of Burrell Boom, Belize District, passed away after fighting for his life for 63 days in the Intensive Care Unit at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital after he was shot in his head in his relative’s house in Roaring Creek on the night of Saturday, June 9. Doctors who treated him gave him a 50/50 chance of survival. It was a miracle that he had survived, and his family was hopeful that he would have recovered. Information to us is that the gunman was able to enter the house to shoot Henderson because the door of the home was ajar.

Football player Darnel Mossiah, 27, banned for punching female referee
31-year-old Yuri Daniels was refereeing a football match in Libertad Village between the villages of Concepcion and San Antonio on Sunday when she was punched in the mouth after issuing a red card to a San Antonio player for unsportsmanlike behavior. The punch caused Daniels to become unconscious for ten minutes, and the wound to her face required seven stitches. The player, Darnel Mossiah, 27, appeared yesterday in the Corozal Magistrate’s Court in front of Magistrate Patty Arana, and was fined $2,000 after he pleaded guilty to one charge of wounding.

ASR/BSI responds to concerns about $11.4 mil ocean freight cost
There was great disappointment among sugarcane industry stakeholders in the country, especially in the ranks of the farmers, when the figures for the second payment for the crop were revealed. The largest cane farmers association, BSCFA (Belize Sugar Cane Farmers Association), announced that the payments received thus far, for this season, did not cover their costs for producing and delivering cane to the factory at Tower Hill. The great concern among the farmers, is the increase after American Sugar Refinery/Belize Sugar Industry (ASR/BSI) released its financial report and they saw a whopping $11.4 million assigned to ocean freight costs for transportation of the exported sugarcane — costs the farmers believed were not accurate, considering that, according to the report, the sugar/molasses were sold under the “Free Alongside Ship” (FAS) agreement. Cañero leaders complained because, they said, under the FAS arrangement, the buyers, who in this case are Tate and Lyle, should pay for the freight.

The Reporter

THREE MORE SWINE FLU CASES CONFIRMED
The Ministry of Health has confirmed three more cases of the H1N1 strain of influenza (Swine Flu), but says that there is currently no cause for alarm because the number...

PLANE LANDS . . . SAME OLD, SAME OLD
As is customary when it comes to any plane that lands in any area of the country illegally, authorities claim they have no idea where it came from, what it carried or where its occupants and/or cargo ended up...

Leadership vs Follower-ship
By: Neferety Marin, - In all this talk about Political Leadership…the question must be asked. What is leadership? Does Belize have leaders? The biggestconfusion in the conversation on leadership is...

STUDENT CHARGED FOR STABBING HIS FRIEND
An eighteen-year-old student of Maskall Village was arrested and charged by Police for allegedly stabbing his friend twice to his chest during a heated argument over the weekend. On Wednesday...

Tourist Slashed During Home Invasion
A Canadian tourist asleep inside a motel room at the Mora Laguna Resort located on northern Ambergris Caye was rudely awakened by an intruder who attacked her and stabbed her...

PARK RANGERS RAID ILLEGAL CONCH STASH
Seven fishermen are in trouble with the law after they were busted with a substantial amount of out of season conch during a joint raid headed by the Belize Audubon...

STILL NO MAJOR FIX FOR LAKE I BOULEVARD
The Lake Independence Boulevard, one of the country’s newest roads connecting two major highways, has been in a state of disrepair for quite some time and with the rainy season...

Breaking Belize NewsPJ

Belizean footballer selected for FC Barcelona’s PreAcademy Team
Jardel Muschamp, 16, son of Belizean football legend Hilberto Hilly Muschamp, is making Belizean football history […]

National Celebrations Commission blames CITCO for fair cancellation
Today,the National Celebration Commission (NCC) issued a statement saying that the decision to cancel the September […]

#RefugiArte Exhibition closes next week
The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, the Ministry with responsibility for Immigration and Refugees, […]

Youths save man from drowning
Moments ago, a group of youths enrolled in the barber training course sponsored by the Belize […]

Traffic accident claims life of cane farmer
Police are investigating a traffic accident that claimed the life of a man last night. […]

Husband shoots wife in Central Farm, Cayo
San Ignacio police are investigating a shooting incident that occurred last night in Central Farm, […]

Police charge nephew for murdering uncle
On Tuesday, August 14, 2018, Breaking Belize News reported of a chopping incident that occurred […]

Coastguard officer charged with theft in Corozal
Police have charged a Belizean Coastguard officer of Corozal Town with the crime of theft. According […]

Minister of National Security visits Gracias a Dios border monument through Sarstoon River
On Wednesday, August 15, 2018, National Security Minister, John Saldivar visited the troops at the […]

Belize represented at 1st Global Robotics Olympics in Mexico
Belize is proudly being represented at the First Global Robotics Olympics in Mexico. Students from […]

National Song Competition to be held tomorrow in Santa Elena Town
The National Song Competition 2018 will be held at 8 pm tomorrow in Santa Elena Town, Cayo. […]

29 Belizeans awarded scholarships to study in Taiwan
The Embassy of the Republic of China (Taiwan) has announced that this year, 29 Belizean […]

Belize Territorial Volunteers calls on Opposition to make a formal stance on ICJ
The Belize Territorial Volunteers (BTV) yesterday issued a statement acknowledging the confirmation of the Peoples […]

Collect labels for ‘Belikin’s Onli Eena Belize’ competition
The beer company of Belize, Belikin has launched a new competition for the chance to […]

President of Taiwan receives Order of Belize Award
President of the Republic of China (ROC) Taiwan, Tsai Ying-wen, has made her first official […]

President of Taiwan is in Belize
Yesterday, H.E. Tsai Ing-wen, President of the Republic of China (Taiwan) arrived in Belize for a […]

Blogs

Relleno Negro
Relleno Negro a local favorite! The black recado gives it an intriguing dark color—but don’t let the color throw you off! It’s truly a wonderful, classic Latin American dish.

Unique Hotels of Belize provide the ultimate Belize experience!
Three of Belize’s most highly regarded resorts, Victoria House, Naia Resort and Spa and The Lodge at Chaa Creek, have come together under the banner of Unique Hotels of Belize, to offer the very best in Belizean hospitality at three of the country’s most popular destinations. Collectively and individually, UHB members are committed to upholding the highest standards in Belizean accommodation. Through on-and-offsite activities and tours that highlight Belize’s unique natural and cultural attractions, exceptional dining, and impeccable service delivered by friendly Belizean staff, UHB member resorts offer an unparalleled Belizean experience.

Big Numbers for Belize Tourism & Health Care and Airline News
We just passed the halfway mark for 2018, and according to recent Belize Tourism Board numbers, the country is gaining more popularity as a top vacation destination. Overnight tourist arrivals continue to rise at an increase of 17% compared to June 2017. Cruise ships skyrocketed 57% – over 73,000 arrived by water, a huge jump from the same time last year. Of course, once people come for a day they can’t help but to want more. This was the case for 43,000 travelers, up 15% from last June. From ruins and rainforest to our spectacular barrier reef, delicious foods and beautiful souls, it is no surprise that more people are putting Belize on their vacation to do lists. It is a great thing tourism numbers are rising steadily because it generates more tacogirl flight code use. This, in turn, means that your simple travel-related action is hugely helping improve Belize health care. Which brings us to more very important numbers I have been waiting for so I could share.

International Sourcesizz

Alan Rabinowitz: Conservationist nicknamed the ‘Indiana Jones of wildlife’
Alan Rabinowitz was a zoologist who overcame a debilitating stutter to become a powerful voice for leopards, jaguars and other wild cats threatened by humans. In 2006 he co-founded Panthera, a conservation organisation that was dedicated to the conservation of big cats worldwide. As a child with a severe stutter, Rabinowitz spent much of his free time playing on the floor of his bedroom closet, where he secluded himself with “a little menagerie” of pet chameleons, snakes, turtles and hamsters – “the only living beings around me that seemed to listen but not judge”. He went on to conquer his speech disorder to become “the Indiana Jones of wildlife protection”, as Time magazine once called him. He braved 500-mile hikes through the wilderness, vampire bats, attacks of leeches and malaria, and a plane crash in the jungle, to preserve wild cats from Latin America to southeast Asia.

Videos

  • Corozal: Todays view from central park. Soon completed.., 5sec.

  • Taiwan leader visits Belize as drive to preserve island’s last diplomatic alliances continues, 2min. Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen is greeted by the Governor-General of Belize Colville Young. Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen arrived in Belize on Thursday as she sought to shore up the island’s dwindling alliances in the face of growing pressure from mainland China. Belize is one of 18 remaining countries that recognise Taiwan, after Burkina Faso and the Dominican Republic shifted their diplomatic ties to Beijing earlier this year.

  • Glory 2018 Rendevous Cay Belize, 19min.

  • Special Joint Sitting of the House of Representatives and Senate, 49min. Official Visit by The President of the Republic of China Taiwan H.E. Dr. Tsai Ing-wen

  • Bus Insurance problems in Corozal, 1/2min. Differenet Buses travel to Chetumal daily to drop of people and drop of people on an hourly bases. People from Belize depend on bus lines to travel in Chetumal. Earlier this week regular runs was made to Chetumal but mexicans authorities decided to flock there public transportation requiring them the neccesary permit and insurancr coverage from a mexican insurance. The buses should pay 800$us and the bus line does not have the money to pay. Earlier this week, the buses made as far as the Corozal Freezone as they where stopped on a check point. Bus lines are argueing since the first they stopped at the freezone they are not getting much customers. Some argue that people would catch taxi from the freezone to Corozal.

  • BTIA Orange Walk's 4th Annual Tourism Expo!, 1.5min. Everyone!! Start your September Celebrations month the right way with BTIA Orange Walk's 4th Annual Tourism Expo!! This September 1, 2018 as of 10 am- 10 pm, come enjoy of local food, business display and live entertainment! Come buss the move in Sugar City and prove why we all are "150% sweet brown sugar"! You don't wanna miss!!!!!!

  • Corozal Horse Deliveries, 1/2min. Hitch your wagon to a star horse and follow the direction it is going. Here is one of Corozal's hallmarks. Delivering fresh fruits and vegetables to many stores and fruit stalls around Corozal Town. We love those connections that make this town feel more like a village.

  • Belize HONEYMOON 2017, 7min.

  • San Pedro Belize 2016 Travel Diary, min.

  • 100ft Swim-Through in Belize, 4min.

  • A view from San Pedro Ambergris Caye, 10min. Aventuras en en mar con Carlos Pérez Zafra desde San Pedro, Belice parque Hol Chan Este parque fue creado por los ciudadanos.

  • Diving with sharks and underwater adventures in Belize, 1.5min. The bright color and abundance of wildlife makes Belize one of the most pristine scuba diving opportunities in the world.

  • Lamanai Outpost Adventure Belize, 6min. We made a great entrance to the Lamanai Outpost via the 26 mile boat trip up the New River just beyond the Lamanai Mayan ruins archaeological site. More adventures and encounters continued with crocodiles, howler monkeys, fire ants, snakes amidst the jungle. Huge thanks to our wonderful guide George who shared his experience and love of this amazing place.

  • A Day in the Airport of Belize, 2.5min. Watching the day go by when You go to the airport .

  • Cahal Pech, Belize, 8min.
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