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Today's Belize News: January 10, 2020

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Today's Belize News: January 10, 2020 - 01/10/20 12:33 PM


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Last night's TV news on Channel 7, Channel 5, LOVETV, PGTV, Reef TV, KREM, and CTV 3. Also with the most recent Open Your Eyes, Belize Now, Talk Ah Di Town, and other specials.


The San Pedro Sun

Anti-Corruption UNCAC agreement yet to be fully implemented in Belize
The United Nations Convention Against Corruption (UNCAC) was signed by the Government of Belize in December 2016 to reaffirm citizens of the Government’s commitment to fighting corruption in Belize. However, three years later, UNCAC is yet to be fully implemented in the country, leaving relevant parties dissatisfied with the outcome of the treaty’s signing. This has led to a letter being sent to the Prime Minister of Belize by Belize Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI), the National Trade Union Congress of Belize (NTUCB) and the Belize Network of Non-Governed Organizations, reminding GOB about the signed commitment made to tackle corruption.In response to the letter submitted, Prime Minister, Right Honorable Dean Barrow stated “Аѕ fаr аѕ І undеrѕtаnd, thе оffісіаl tаrgеtѕ thаt wеrе rеquіrеd tо bе mеt hаvе bееn mеt..."

Softball Co-Ed Tournament hosts two games
The first round of games in 2020 for the ongoing San Pedro Co-Ed Softball Tournament took place on Sunday, January 5th at the Honourable Louis Sylvestre Sporting Complex. There are currently there are five teams participating in the tournament: San Pedro High School Sharks, Extreme, Rusties, RCGO, and Beer League.

Ambergris Today

Belize Police Reports Crime Down By 10%
The Belize Police Department says that major crimes were down overall in 2019. The records, according to Commissioner of Police Chester Williams, show a decrease of ten percent when compared to 2018. The murder numbers compiled by police for 2019 show a total of 134 homicides committed, most of the murders were committed with firearms and in rural locations.

Various Belizean Sources

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Changes in the Pump Price of Fuel Effective January 10, 2020
The Ministry of Finance announces that on Friday, January 10, 2020, the pump price for regular gasoline will increase by 22 cents from $10.06 to $10.28 per gallon. The prices for premium gasoline, kerosene and diesel will remain unchanged at $10.72, $7.77 and $10.29 per gallon, respectively. These price changes reflect current demand and supply conditions of crude oil in the international petroleum market and fluctuations in the acquisition price of refined fuel products in the countries from which Belize obtains its supplies.

Equal Opportunities Bill Public Consultation in San Pedro
Greetings from the National AIDS Commission. Please see attached Flyer from the NAC for the Equal Opportunities Bill Public Consultations. We would like to encourage everyone to come out and discuss this very important Bill.

Corozal Animal Program CAP
SPAY AND NEUTER CLINIC FOR CATS AND DOGS • Available to all Native Corozaleńos • Dates: Thursday, January 9th and Friday January 10th • Where: San Joaquin Community Center • Time: From 8:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M. • First 50 animals free each day then a fee of 5 BZ per animal • No food after midnight, the previous night. Water is ok • ALL pets must be LEASHED or in a cage

Nukuch Tat
The Nukuch Taato'ob are the earth guardian spirits of four cardinal points . The Nukuch Tat is the Maya guardian spirit of the forest,animals and humans . Nukuch Tat(singular) Nukuch Taato'ob(Plural).

Orange Walk: 'Tecuani and the Duende - The Voice of the Jaguar'
Come bring the family for the Orange Walk Premiere of Belize's first animated movie short 'Tecuani and the Duende - The Voice of the Jaguar'. For the first time we will be screening both our English and Spanish language versions of the movie!! But it doesn't end there! Join us for enthralling storytelling from Carmen Carrillo and Dońa Libertad Cal who will share their experiences of seeing Tata Duende and a taster of the amazing Yucatec Maya history of Tata Duende/Nukuch Tat from Andy Chuc and Faustino Yam. We will even be graced with an amazing Maya Mestizo dancing performance from the Yo Creek Yo' Sayab group.

Crocs of Belize
Myth vs. Fact. We continuously get asked from teachers or biologists or tour guides in-country or internationally, "Do you have any educational material to share? Are there any good resources on crocs to educate children?" Well look no further! The CRC has updated our Education page on our website with material to download to share, including our Living with Crocs 2020 calendar. Take a look!

Channel 7

Eight Year Old Dies In Freak Accident
A child died in a freak accident in the the rural Mennonite community of Shipyard this afternoon.  Information is very preliminary at this time, but we know that an 8 year old was caught up and dragged by a fast galloping horse.  The child, Fran Reimer had reportedly tied himself on to the horse's rope.  Shipyard is considered a conservative mennonite community - where horses and buggies are the main means of transportation.

Immigrants Flood Finnegan's Office
It's an election year - and seasoned political observers know that it's not unusual to see a flurry of immigration activity at this time - especially in political offices controlled by the ruling party.
If you don't know how it works is this: politicians are always seeking to register new voters in their area.   And, since the 80's, Belize's large population of illegal immigrants has always been a rich source to harvest these new voters from.  

Minor Will Be Charged For Grisly Peninsula Murder
Last night we told you about the brutal killing of Mexican property manager 46-year-old Gabriel Guzman Cruz. It's a harrowing story, one that has spooked the residents of Seine Bight and neighbouring Placencia. Yesterday, Commissioner Chester Williams, indicated that police were seeking a minor who they believed could aid in the investigation. And today Superintendent Alejandro Cowo told us that a pair of brothers, one of whom is a minor, is likely to be charged for Guzman's murder by tomorrow:

Police Want To Talk to Slain Teenager's Boyfriend
On Friday a 16-year-old girl became the first murder victim of 2020. Details surrounding Conorquie's murder remain vague but the cops have said that she may have been targeted due to her association with quote: "a badman". And today superintendent Cowo gave us an update on the investigation alluding to the fact that Conorquie's boyfriend is being sought for the information he may be able to provide: Alejandro Cowo - Supt. OC, CIB: "We have spoken to her mother and to her friends and the information we have received is that probably she would have a boyfriend but I don't believe that he has been in custody as yet..."

Another Year In Jail For 7 Months Of Fugitive Freedom
In May of  2019, 28-Year-Old Christian Neal made a daring escape from the Belize Central prison and then managed to elude recapture for 7 months. That was until two plain-clothed officers managed to detain him on the riverbank of Benque Viejo Town two weeks ago.  

Nurses Not Happy
Tonight, the nursing profession is demanding that the Ministries of Health and the Public Service take swift action to appoint a new Deputy Director of Health Services.  This post is important to them because the Deputy Director of Health Services is also the Chief Nursing Officer. The holders of this post act as the advocate for the nursing profession, and whatever concerns they have about the improvement of the profession. Usually, a senior member of the nursing profession fills the post, but the former Chief Nursing Officer is exiting before any succession plan could be put in place.

"Windcuttaz"ť Now Water-Cutter, The Sea Scout
Kids went back to school on Monday after the holiday break, and for many, that means also going back to their extracurriculars.  We headed to the Gateway Youth Center to look at one such program and see what the kids were up to - including our friend Johnathan "Windcuttaz" Coleman. Cherisse Halsall reports: The Sea Scout and Mentorship program is spearheaded by the Belize Coast Guard. Lieutenant Gilroy Lewis says it all starts with the Sea Cadet Pledge, which is the foundation for molding sixty kids from the Southside.

And Then There Was One
And then there was one: Mike Peyrefitte is now the only candidate for the UDP's National Chairman. Last night we told you that Dr. Carla Barnett had withdrawn her candidacy, and today, the other candidate, John Castillo also announced that he is withdrawing his candidacy.  That leaves Peyrefitte's nomination un-opposed and so he will be endorsed at the convention.

Lambey Locked Up for Neighborhood Dispute
In our last newscast, you heard that 22-year-old Giovanni Lambey plead guilty to aggravated assault with a firearm in the Man O War street attempted shooting of a minor.  You'll remember that Lambey's uncle went on the record earlier this week claming that his nephew had been wrongfully accused and brutalized by the cops. Yesterday the Compol chided the media for giving those claims any airtime. And today Superintendent Alejandro Cowo told us what led the police to detain Lambey.

All Quiet In The City So Far For 2020
It's day 9 of the new year and, thankfully, so there has only been one murder in Belize City. That's an improvement on last year when by this time there had already been two, both of which occurred on New Year's day. And today Superintendent Alejandro Cowo said that the stop and search patrols in the city seem to be working.

Equal Opportunities For 19 Different Forms Of Discrimination
Last night, we told about the Equal Opportunities Bill and the public consultations that the government and its partners are preparing to hold. 
Starting on Saturday, they will be traveling to different parts of the country to get input from Belizeans about the draft legislation that's been in development for over a year. The Equal Opportunities Bill was created to address the social ills that result from 19 different forms of discrimination. The legislation seeks to empower these key minority groups with a mechanism to confront any injustices they may have suffered due to unfair treatment borne of prejudice. These include discrimination due to characteristics such their race, religion, and gender.

Will Gays Get Special Treatment Under Equal Opportunities Bill?
So, since the Equal Opportunities Bill proposes to also empower the gay community as a minority group, we asked these lead personalities to discuss ways in which it will do so.  They say that like all 19 protected characteristics, the draft legislation seeks to offer them equal protection under the law, and nothing more: Reporter: "We know that their current 'boogeyman' is that sexual orientation' definition that has been institutionalized with the judgment. Tell us how the bill will protect the rights of those citizens who practice same-sex."

NAC Vs. NEAB On Who Said What
Finally, on this topic for tonight, we asked the Chair of the National Aids Commission about a complaint from the Evangelicals that they weren't adequately consulted. You'll remember that in their press conference 2 days ago, the pastors claimed that they were ambushed with this issue and that they didn't have enough time to prepare, and adequately formulate their views. Today, the NAC Chair categorically denied that. Here are the remarks from both sides on this dispute:

Wholesale Weed Fudge Sends Man To Jail
For lovers of the herb, weed fudge is a discrete pleasure, but a Sandhill man who had enough fudge to float half of San Pedro has been convicted for drug trafficking.   Police say he was caught on the island town with several blocks of weed fudge weighing a total of 1.6 pounds. And yesterday in San Pedro court, 42-year-old Melvin Bood was fined $10,000 for the charge of drug trafficking in the court of Senior Magistrate Tricia Pitts Anderson.

Basketball As Int'l Fraternity
The Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamat is gearing up for its International Ahmadiyya basketball Cup.  The tournament and International Invitational will take place this weekend. It hosts five categories and even welcomes teams coming from Chetumal. We spoke to the the group's National President earlier today and he says that while the tournament is a new event, the players ahem enough league experience to handle it: 

BEL Goes Back To Caye Caulker With Good News
Things have returned to normal on the island of Caye Caulker. They are no longer experiencing outages in water and electricity. You'll remember that their tourism high season was disrupted in a major way when tourists started making mass exodus off the island. They traveled to the island for their vacations, which were ruined when both BEL and BWS couldn't keep Caye Caulker adequately supplied with water and electricity for the Christmas and New Year Holidays.

Channel 5

Migrants Lined Up at Constituency Office of U.D.P. Lake I Standard Bearer
Long lines of persons queued up at the office of the U.D.P. Lake Independence Standard Bearer, Dianne Finnegan since early this morning and on Wednesday though the main office of [...]

Is it an Indictment of the Immigration Department?
But are the events in the past two days an indictment of the Immigration Department, where the processing is to take place? Minister of State for Immigration, Beverly Williams says [...]

Nursing Task Force Vex with Ministries of Health and Public Service
The Nurses Task Force today fired off a one-page press statement calling out the ministries of Health and Public Services for acting in bad faith.  The release says that the [...]

Nurses Association Wants 5 Issues Addressed
The Nurses Association of Belize wants five issues addressed with urgency and effectiveness. These issues, according to Spencer, include the urgent filling of the Post for Deputy Director Health Services [...]

“Nursing Has Been in Constant Degradation”
The Task Force is also asking the ministries to address the critical issue of a shortage of nurses that is negatively affecting the delivery of quality health care services to [...]

Nursing Task Force Warns of ‘Escalation of Tension’
The Nursing Task Force is calling on the respective ministries to respond in writing to all correspondences sent within the next five days to avoid escalation of tension within the [...]

Two Men are Detained for Mexican Caretaker’s Murder
A duo, including a minor, is in custody and is expected to be charged for the heinous murder of a Mexican caretaker. Gabriel Alejandro Guzman Cruz died a horrible death; [...]

Fuel Prices Go Up Again
Twenty-four hours after the prices for kerosene and diesel went up by twenty-six and twenty three cents per gallon, government today announced another price hike. At midnight the pump price [...]

Belize City Wife Battling Husband’s Intention to Sell Property
Tonight we bring you the story of Anita Beatrice Bilal. The fifty-seven-year-old Belize City resident survived a house fire and stage-two cervical cancer and she is battling her husband’s plan [...]

San Pedro Liquor License Chairman Says No Hanky-panky with Xmas Extensions
Over the Christmas holidays business owners in San Pedro, proprietors of bars and nightclubs, were granted extensions to keep their establishments open beyond midnight.  Those extensions, in some cases, were [...]

2 Candidates Withdraw from U.D.P. Convention Race, but Bev Williams In It to Win It
The U.D.P. national convention is exactly one month away from today, on February night, and the machinery is in full steam for those persons contesting a spot on the party’s [...]

572 Delegates to Determine U.D.P. National Executive
Five hundred and seventy-two delegates will be voting on February ninth. So how confident is Minister Bev Williams that she will be able to take out senior Tourism Minister Manuel [...]

Minister Bev: “John is the Man for the Job”
Now it is no secret that Belize Rural Central area rep, Beverly Williams, is supporting John Saldivar in his leadership bid. In fact, in his launch back in early November [...]

Jumoke Castro is Placed on Administrative Leave
There was overwhelming public outrage when Jumoke Castro issued vile and threatening comments on his Facebook page against Pastor Louis Wade and his wife Shasta of Plus TV.  Castro is [...]

Several Persons Questioned but No Charges for Murder of 16-Year-Old
On Monday, we reported on the first murder of this year. Sixteen-year-old, Samantha Conorquie, was gunned down outside a house in Belize City where she had spent the Christmas holidays. [...]

City Man Charged for Southside Shooting
A minor narrowly escaped from a storm of bullets on Monday. A gunman fired off several shots at the sixteen-year-old’s direction towards his grandmother’s residence in the Jane Usher Boulevard [...]

B.P.D. Hard at Work to Keep Peace in the Streets
If you’ve been around the city in the past couple days, you would have seen a number of stop and searches being carried out by the police. Today, Superintendent Alejandro [...]

Basketball Cup this Weekend in the City!
The Ahmadiyya Basketball League is hosting a basketball cup featuring local teams, as well as teams from neighbouring Mexico. The event kicks off on Friday night and will continue through [...]

Classical Music inside the Bliss
Eleven performers will host an-hour-and-half show inside the Bliss tonight and another show inside the Mexican Institute on Friday night. The shows, which are being put on by Belize Virtuosi [...]

Healthy Living: Benefits of Therapy
If you had a problem with learning how to eat healthily, you’d seek the advice of a nutritionist. If you’ve been exercising but not achieving the results you want, you’d [...]

The Reporter

Two Charged For Murder Of Caretaker In Seine Bight
Deandre Guefferro, 19, has been charged for the murder of Mexican national Alejandro Guzman, 46. Guefferro’s brother, 15, has been charged for burglary.

Battle Heats Up For U.D.P Chairmanship
The race for UDP’s contesting for the available spots on their party’s executive is less than a month away and already, as was predicted by some political pundits, there have been some withdrawals as the heavyweights jostle for the positions they want.

BDF Soldiers Must Pay Back Overpay
Belize Defense Force (BDF) soldiers who were overpaid after their salary increments were erroneously calculated at a higher pay scale than it was supposed to be will have to repay the monies they were overpaid one way or another.

Jumoke On Leave: His Job In Jeopardy
Shortly before the Christmas holidays Jumoke Castro, son of Minister Edmond Castro came under heavy fire from all sectors of the Belizean landscape, including Prime Minister Dean Barrow, who leads the party that Castro supports and defends.

LOVE FM

First Ahmadiyya basketball cup
The Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at in Belize is having their first Ahmadiyya Basketball Cup. Over twenty-five teams will be competing in the three-day tournament. Basketball teams from all over the country will be coming to Belize City to compete for the trophies. There will be four categories the U-19, U-17, U-15, U-13.

Is John Briceno a liar?
Leader of the Opposition, John Briceno, failed to meet the Attorney General’s 24-hour deadline to present evidence in his allegation that some Government ministers are involved in the drug plane landings in Belize.

2020 and still no senate inquiry report
While the Opposition Leader could not produce evidence of ministerial participation in drug planes, he did present a list of pending reports from the Government of Belize. Among those is the Senate Inquiry Report which dealt with the selling of visas and passports.

two persons detained following Guzman’s murder
Two brothers have been detained for the murder of 46-year-old Alejandro Guzman. Guzman’s body was found at Hannah’s Paradise in Seine Bight Village just between Itzana and Roberts Grove Resort with chop wounds to the face, body, and hands.

HIV meds still scarce in Belize
Medication for HIV patients remain scarce in Belize. A few months ago, we reported on the shortage of the anti-retroviral treatment for HIV infected persons.

Will elections come early in 2020?
It is an election year, and, in a few months, the heavy campaigning and maneuvering are expected to shift into high gear. One of the factors that the opposition party has always been concerned over is financing and the abuse of resources of the Government by the ruling party.

Too much money invested in infrastructure says PUP party leader
One of the qualms that the People’s United Party has harped on in recent years is the monies spent by the Barrow administration on infrastructural works. The party’s opinion is that the investment is excessive. According to the Party Leader John Briceno there are more urgent projects to address.

Tension grows between nurses and MOH
Tonight, there is the possibility of escalated tensions between Belize’s nurses and the Ministry of Health. As we have been reporting for the last two days, there are several crucial issues that nurses are facing and despite their communication with government officials, there have been no responses.

UDP Standard Bearer meddles in immigration procedures
The silly season of politics is getting ready to begin as this is an election year and year of changes within the United Democratic Party. As is the norm, the political parties are even more alert of the strategies of their opposition and will not hesitate to publicize.

Robber caught in Belmopan
Residents of Belmopan intervened in a robbery this morning in the San Martin Area of Belmopan. Cayo Correspondent Fem Cruz spoke to an eyewitness who explained how the robber was caught.

Two dropouts reported from the UDP Executive slate
The delegate convention for the United Democratic Party is one month away. In the midst of the campaign among party members, two candidates have withdrawn their names from the slate.

Jumoke Castro sanctioned for breaching code of conduct
Jumoke Castro, the son of Minister Edmond Castro, has reportedly been placed on administrative leave from the Belize Tax Service Department. In a letter sent to him yesterday, it was noted that he had breached...

A Bill to end discrimination in Belize soon to come
The National Aids Commission is leading the charge in bringing about the Equal Opportunities Bill 2020. Collaborating with the commission is the Government of Belize and the Special Envoy for Women and Children.

Breaking Belize NewsPJ

Winston Duke Lopez appointed interim principal at Julian Cho Technical High School
Julian Cho Technical High School in Punta Gorda, Toledo has been operating without a principal […]

Nursing Task Force takes Ministries of Health and Public Service to task
Today, the Nursing Task Force (NTF), a body assembled to review pertinent issues affecting the […]

Attorney General considering action on ‘drug plane’ reference made by Johnny Briceno
After publicly demanding the evidence Leader of the Opposition John Briceńo has which informed his […]

Regular gas goes up by 22 cents
The Ministry of Finance announced today that effective midnight tonight, the pump price for regular […]

Jumoke Castro placed on administrative leave
The saga continues for Jumoke Castro, son of Transport Minister Edmond Castro, as his comments […]

Personalized gifts are taking over the market
Gifts are a symbol of love, appreciation, gratefulness and care. We all love to receive […]

US/Iran tensions could impact gas prices in Belize
There are increasing fears internationally that the rising tensions between the United States and Iran […]

CARICOM deeply concerned about unrest in Haiti
Chairperson of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), Mia Mottley issued a statement today saying that the […]

The future of the UDP in hands of ‘the base’
The future of the United Democratic Party (UDP) is in the hands of the base; […]

Commissioner of Police issues traffic advisory
Today, Commissioner of Police, Chester Williams issued a traffic advisory for all motorists. Williams urges […]

PUP standard bearer donates Rotoplas tanks to Caye Caulker community
PUP Belize Rural South Standard-bearer, Andre Perez donated 20 Rotoplas tanks to the Caye Caulker […]

John Briceno: Apologize for what?
As is customary, Prime Minister Dean Barrow and Opposition Leader, John Briceno both offered their […]

Belizean sentenced to one year in prison in US for alleged gun smuggling
A Belizean man residing in the U.S. has been sentenced to one year and a […]

Blogs

Visually Impaired Piano Boy
Here is a heartwarming true story, just right for Christmas. Belize is a small place where word quickly gets around. Sometimes, though, some very special things are going on and we hear nothing about them. I am privileged to have been made aware of one such well-kept secret: a 14-year-old, Belizean boy named Daeyan Arda who, despite being blind, plays the piano while reading the music in Braille.

Vienna Chamber Orchestra In Belize
Are you curious? This is a very rare treat. A group of world-class musicians have come together to form an orchestra just for Belize. It is an amazing story. They call themselves Belize Virtuosi, from the Italian word for a highly skilled musician. The group is comprised of three Austrians, one American and one Slavic musician by the name of Jaroslav Meluzin (viola), who, not surprisingly, lives in Merida, Yucatan. Musicians are really citizens of the world since music transcends borders.

Pictures from my Week on Ambergris Caye
It’s been a windy, weather-shifting week on Ambergris Caye. A “cold front” got winds blowing from the north and I saw some of the lowest tides in years… The beach looks BEAUTIFUL. And then yesterday RAIN all afternoon and night as the wind shifted again…now coming from the east… The sun is out now but the wind continues to BLOW!

How to Travel the Beautiful Belize in Two Weeks
Welcome to my two week Belize itinerary based on my recent trip. Belize is one of those places that literally has everything. From beautiful beaches to lush jungles, whether you want to relax or adventure, Belize has something for you. My first impression was just: “wow”. Not only was everything so beautiful, everyone was so nice. Literally, everyone. And extremely helpful. There were a few times we got a little lost on public transportation and everyone there was so eager to help.

Preparation for Corozal Graffiti Festival
Members of the Corozal Rotaract Club volunteered with prepping walls for the upcoming Corozal Graffiti Festival. It will be held on January 26, 2019 from 10am until. The Corozal House of Culture wants to give great thanks to Sherwin Williams who is a sponsor with their kind donation of paint! The walls shown here plus the exterior walls of Jam Rock Restaurant have become the canvas for 18 graffiti artists. This event is a cultural exchange showcasing artists from Belize, Mexico, El Salvador and Cuba! Don't miss out - Sunday January 26th at Miami Beach!

International Sourcesizz

Belize gets serious about ocean conservation with new Fisheries Resources Bill
Belize has taken a major step to address ocean conservation with its Fisheries Resources Bill, which passed its first reading in the country's House of Representatives in December 2019. The Environmental Defense Fund (EDF), an international nonprofit organisation, has partnered with Belize on the bill, which seeks to institute effective management solutions for overfishing. Climate change, overfishing and pollution are major issues when it comes to preserving ocean habitats and marine life in Belize, but this new legislation hopes to protect marine life and ensure that overfishing does not lead to other problems like diminished resources for people who rely on them.

‘To hell with it’: She ditched Canada at 56 for Belize, where a couple can get ‘everything you could imagine’ for under $50,000 a year
Marlene “Mar” Houghton never wanted a conventional life. “Adventure — that’s what makes my heart sing,” the now-63-year-old, former British Columbia resident tells MarketWatch. So when she happened across a story online about Belize being the next hot retirement destination about seven years ago, she almost immediately booked a flight. “I got to Belize and fell in love. It’s raw — not like Hawaii or Mexico — people are very nice, it’s English-speaking. I just found it so fascinating and thought this might be an interesting place to do a coffee shop,” Houghton tells MarketWatch, adding that she’d wanted to open a coffee shop abroad for years because she’d found it was often hard to find a good cup of coffee when traveling.

Videos

  • IFC | Island Fight Championship | Angel Nunez Auditorium | San Pedro, 3.5min.

  • Importance of Spawning Aggregations in Belize, 10min. Did you know that over the years, gillnets have been the gear of choice for illegal fishers? Check out this great feature on the importance of Spawning Aggregations in Belize and how various factors, including illegal fishing, have negatively impacted our fisheries over the years.

  • St John's Credit Union, 33min.

  • Crisis between the US and Iran, 35min. Keith Gilges, U.S. Chargé d’Affaires, educated us on the current crisis between the US and Iran. He also talked about diplomatic relations with Belize.

  • Foodie Tour - Hano Coffee Shop, 27min. Hano Coffee Shop was our next stop on our Foodie Tour. Hano Lin showed us how to make French Pressed Coffee and shared a new item on his menu - vegan chow mein.

  • The Lanes in Belize, 15min. The Lane family travels through belize in the winter of 2019-2020.

  • CAYE CAULKER PUBLIC FOLLOW UP MEETING, 80min. BEL held a follow up meeting to update consumers on the status of power supply and generation.

  • Diving Belize City New Year's Eve Day // Last Dive of 2019, 12min. Our most recent Dive Cruise to the Western Caribbean; one of the stops was Belize City; here's our day!

  • Lamanai, Belize - Full Cinematic Tour!, 7min. This destination was apart of our cruise vacation on the Carnival Vista. Starting with a bus ride through Belize city, a river boat ride, and ending with the ancient Mayan ruins! This tour includes all three temples in Lamanai: The Mask Temple, Jaguar Temple, and the High Temple.

  • Caye Caulker Island in Belize!!, 23min. Caye Caulker is a small Caribbean island off the coast of Belize. It’s divided by a narrow channel called the Split, where there’s a bar and a sandy beach. To the south is the island’s only settlement, known as Caye Caulker Village. The north of the island is home to dense mangrove forest and diverse birdlife, protected by a forest reserve. The Caye Caulker Marine Reserve has dive sites on the Belize Barrier Reef.

  • Belize Tango, 10min. Belize Aggressor III live-aboard diving December 21st-December 28th, 2019.

  • Placencia, Belize 2020, 12min. Couldn't think of a better place or group of people to bring in the New Year with. We had a banger of a trip breaking in 2020, from VW bus surfing in the jungle, spear fishing, kite/wake foiling, waterfall jumping, island hopping, stand up paddling, partying, karaoke, LED night crossings, snorkeling, and most importantly spending time with good friends.

  • Camp Mopan, near Benque and Arenal, Belize, 4min. Enjoy a fancy guest-house or camp on the river. Either way, enjoy Karl's 5 Star camp food at great prices or enjoy a cold one while sitting under the palapas overlooking the river.

  • Placencia Belize: Foilboarding King Lewy Island, 3min. It was our fourth day of the trip to Belize and the group decided to go to King Lewy Island a few miles off the coast of Placencia. We loaded down Taza Poco with gear for whatever the conditions may be and had a great trip out to this beautiful private island. Unfortunately we didn't have any wind to kite but regardless as you'll see in this video we had fun no matter what.

  • Placencia, Belize: Boating, foiling, kiteboarding and bar hopping., 1.5min. This was our second day in Placencia, Belize with a group of 12 friends from around the US. We gathered at our friend Dave and Amy Schafer's house at Placencia resort. We had our local tour guides show us around to the nearby islands and we had a great time foiling, kiting, and bar hopping to different beach bars and restaurants.
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