Today's Belize News: August 18, 2018 - 08/18/18 12:08 PM
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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..."
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.
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 [...]
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.