Today's Belize News: June 17, 2019 - 06/17/19 12:34 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
Four San Pedro girls drafted for Belize’s U-17 Female National Team
The Football Federation of Belize (FFB) recently issued the names of the players that will form Belize’s Under-17 (U-17) Female National Team to participate in the upcoming Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) U-17 Girls Qualifier in Bradenton, Florida USA in August 2019. Among the 30 young players selected are San Pedro’s Dennisa Mairena, Tanya Teul, Babee Lopez and Esther Galeano. This is not the first time Mairena, Teul and Lopez have been selected to be part of Belize’s U-17 National Team. In the past, they have been part of both Belize’s U-17 and U-15 teams and had the opportunity to represent the country internationally in several football tournaments such as Unión Centro Americana de Fútbol (UNCAF-Central American Football Union) and CONCACAF.
Wolfe’s Woofer: Job Interview
At the small hardware store in Belize City the owner saw me shopping and waved me into his office. When he got off the phone he said, “Good morning, Mr. Dennis. How is life in San Pedro?” “It’s good Abram. How is business?” “It’s almost too good,” he said. “I say that because I can barely hire enough qualified workers to keep the doors open. I run advertisements in the newspapers, and I have a sign in the window saying, ‘Help Wanted,’ too. I interview eight or ten a day but very few of them have any experience or knowledge of the hardware business.”
Global Sustainable Tourism Council Assessment Conducted in Belize City
The Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation (MTCA), the Belize Tourism Board (BTB) and the Belize Tourism Industry Association through the World Wildlife Fund partnered with the George Washington University International Institute of Tourism Studies to conduct a Sustainable Destination Assessment for Belize City, using the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) sustainable tourism criteria.
Doctor Love: Concerned Mother
Dear Doctor Love, My twelve-year-old daughter is already worried about how she looks. She wants a thinner waist and has decided that certain foods, pizza, for example, are bad foods. She can’t wait to grow breasts, but they have to be large ones. She talks nonstop about how other girls look and judges very quickly, who is the best looking of a group. When we watch television, she can name a lot of the plastic surgery procedures or injection any character has had.
Misc Belizean Sources
Father Snyder of Caye Caulker retires
The caye caulker community has come together to wish a Happy Birthday and bid farewell to Father William Snyder for 38 years of giving service to our island. We wish him the best for his retirement and may our Lord enrich him with good health and strength. No doubt that we will miss him and have great memories of all the church services we have shared.
Lobster Season Opens July 15th - Feb 14th
June 15th marks the OPENING of the Lobster Season 2019-2020. As we enjoy this exquisite delicacy let's do so by following the below regulations:
Ernesto "Neto" Gomez passes away
Mayor Daniel Guerrero, the San Pedro Town Council and Staff would like to extend its deepest condolences to the Gomez family and friends on the passing of Mr. Ernesto "Neto" Gomez. Don Neto will be greatly missed by the community of San Pedro and we shall always be grateful for his contribution to the fishing industry in San Pedro. We hope his friends and family find the strength in each other to overcome this great loss. May he rest in peace.
Two shot, one dead at Bowen Compound
On Sunday, 16th June, 2019, at 4:30 a.m., Police responded to a report at Bowen and Bowen compound located on BDF Road in Ladyville Village. Upon arrival at the compound, officers broke the padlock to the main entrance gate to gain access to the compound. And upon entering the compound, they found the body of 41 year old Marsha Sherie Talbott, a security guard. The body had gunshot wounds. A distance away they found Manza Baptist with a gunshot wound to the left, lower back. He was transported to the KHMH where he is listed in a critical condition, while Talbott succumbed to her injuries. The buildings were checked and no signs of forced entry was observed. The police continue to investigate.
BWS Notice for customers in parts of Belize City: Planned interruption for Tuesday, June 18, 2019
Duration: 1:00pm to 5:00pm Area to be affected: all that area bounded to the North by Haulover Creek, to the West by Central American Boulevard, to the East by West Collet Canal, and to the South by South Creek. Motorists are being advised of the following street closure: Nargusta Street, from its intersection with Central American Boulevard to its intersection with Hondo Street.
Cecilio Chi (1820 - December 13, 1848) was an indigenous Yucatec Maya leader, and revolutionary from Tepich . In 1842 he had participated in the defense of Campeche which allowed him to know the military organization . In 1846 he was chief(Batab) of his native town. He participated in the organization of a rebellion against the domination and exploitation of the Hispanics in the region. He coordinated the insurrection among others with Manuel Antonio Ay, the Cacique de Chichimilá, and Jacinto Pat, with the purpose of constituting a Maya Nation independent of Mexico, which respected the rights of the indigenous people.
Family-Friendly Magic Show in San Pedro!
Here's a special treat! This Wednesday, Master Magician Diane Gauthier will perform her magic show at The Truck Stop! Her show combines comedy and magic with audience participation to create a show that's fun and captivating for the whole family! And as if that's not enough, we'll also have live music by Dennis C. Wolfe II starting at 5pm, and we'll be showing "The Meg" on the big screen out back! There's a LOT going on this week -- Happy Lobsterfest, everyone! Wednesday, June 19, 2019 at 7 PM – 8 PM.
From Inmates to Entrepreneurs
Twenty residents of the Belize Central Prison proudly received their certificates for having successfully completing the Business Development Training programme. It is a programme rolled out by the Belize Trade and Investment Development Service through its technical units, the Belize Training and Employment Centre and the Small Business Development Centre Belize for the third year. The programme had two components: soft skills and business development skills. The participants were taught how to become entrepreneurs with the aim to explore more viable options upon re-entry into society.
Shooting at Crystal Bottling Company
Police have released officials details of this morning’s fatal shooting. According to police, at around 4:30am officers were call out to the Bowen and Bowen compound. Officers had to break the gate’s lock to gain entrance. There they saw the body of 41 year old Mercia Talbott with one gunshot wound to the body. The second security officer has been identified as Manza Baptist. Police say he was shot in his lower back and is in a critical condition. While searching the compound, officers saw no signs of force entry.
Crystal Bottling Company - Fatal Shooting
At approximately 4:00 AM perpetrators shot two unarmed Cerberus Security Guards near the entrance gate of Crystal Bottling Company in Ladyville, Belize, Belize. The gunshots were heard by the other Cerberus Guards, who immediately called the Police and went to the site of crime. Upon arriving at the site, Ms. Marcia Talbott was found dead in the security booth with multiple gunshot wounds, and Mr. Mansa Baptist had received gunshots to the back and was taken to KHMH in critical condition.
PSE Results Show Students Still Performing Well Below 70%
While there are the top performers in the Primary School Exams (PSE) whose parents and schools are celebrating and are proud of the show of excellence, the overall achievement of students from across the country generally, as in previous years, leaves much to be desired. The average score in Math was 53.9%, with 45% of students scoring an E, which is 49% or below, and defined in the grading system as inadequate.
Two Security Guards Shot; One Dead, One Critical
The second of two security guards who was shot early this morning has been identified as Mansa Baptist, 41. Mr Baptist was on duty at the Crystal Bottling Company on the BDF Road in Ladyville along with the other security officer, Marcia Talbert,.40, of Double Head Cabbage Village when they were shot.
Guatemala votes – Sandra Torres who has part Belizean heritage is one of the early leaders for presidency
Votes are being counted in Guatemala tonight after a day of voting for a new […]
Fair weather to continue
The National Meteorological Service informs that a fresh and gusty easterly airflow continues to dominate […]
Police: Female security officer,41, murdered in Ladyville
Authorities are investigating the murder of Marsha Sherie Talbott,41, a security officer at Bowen and […]
One dead, another injured in Ladyville Shooting
This morning around 4, perpetrators shot two unarmed security guards near the entrance of Crystal […]
Carnival Sets Up for Dia De San Pedro
It is the yearly festival on Ambergris Caye – that often coincides with the San Pedro Lobster Festival – that honors our town saint. San Pedro. Or St Peter. The patron saint of fisherman. Here are some pictures of carnival set-up. I LOVE seeing these rides – I’m not sure if I would feel the same way about getting on them.