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Today's Belize News: May 10, 2020

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Today's Belize News: May 10, 2020 - 05/10/20 12:36 PM

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Specials and Events

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

Community volunteers secure drifting buoy marker at Tuffy Channel
A buoy serving as a navigational marker at Tuffy Channel on the Belize Barrier Reef in front of Ambergris Caye has been secured to its designated location by local volunteers. Having drifted away due to high waves and strong currents, the buoy’s relocation is believed to have caused a Mexican Naval vessel to run aground on the reef on Wednesday, May 6th, as it transited through the channel.

Various Belizean Sources

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Caye Caulker Soup Kitchen day Location
Sunday, May 10th, Meal pick ups Location: Barefoot Caribe! Thank you for joining our family of restaurants! Time: Village: 11:00am - 11:45am. Bahia: 11:45am- 12: 30 pm. Thanks for bringing your containers and bags!

Said Musa Recovering
The family of Said Musa wishes to express our heartfelt thanks to the many who sent messages of well wishes, blessings and prayers on learning of his illness. He is in good spirits. Going forward we remain optimistic for his recovery that will require time, therapy and patience.

Completion of fire-fighting activities
With the recent heavy downpours over most of the country, the many fires that were creating unbearably smokey conditions in the western and central municipalities of the country are now extinguished. This brings to an end the weeks of firefighting effort by the Forest Department, the Fire Department, the Town and City Councils, and many other partner organizations. The Ministry of Fisheries, Forestry, the Environment and Sustainable Development, through valuable financial support from the Protected Areas Conservation Trust (PACT), the Belize Electricity Company Limited (BECOL), and the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), was able to invest significantly in the use of aerial firefighting to help to control the unprecedented wildfires that raged through the Cayo District.

COVID-19 UPDATE
This is our data up until today. The 37 new samples processed today are not linked to any confirmed case and are not as a result of any mapping exercise, but rather as a result of random samples from across the country. All were negative. Our numbers can only remain like this if we continue to practice consistent prevention measures. We are also monitoring very closely the cases in neighbouring Mexico and Guatemala as they are both to show increasing numbers. Stay safe all.

Porcupine Rescue
Belize Animal Rescue was called earlier to rescue a porcupine.We were called out by Wildtracks to go to Corozal and rescue a Porcupine.

VIRTUAL MOTHER'S DAY CONCERT BY ALLAN DI REAL MCCOY
VIRTUAL MOTHER'S DAY CONCERT BY ALLAN DI REAL MCCOY. Tune in this Sunday May 10th from 1:00 P.M. to 3:00 P.M. Click the link for the virtual concert.

U k’iinil ki’imak óolal na’ob: Happy Mother's Day
Mother in Yucatec Maya is Na' . Our mothers have been very important in transmitting the knowledge of our Maya Culture to the future generations .

Channel 7

Significant weapons stash discovered
On Friday afternoon, anti gang efforts in Dangriga led to a significant weapons stash linked to one of the town's gangs. The search of an abandoned lot in the 2nd New Site area, Dangriga Town turned up a black plastic bag concealed in a bushy area. Inside police found a Mac 10 submachine gun with two loaded magazines, carrying 52 live rounds. They also found a .38 Special wirh 4 live rounds, and assorted other ammunition. No one was in the area at the time and the find was labelled as "Found Property".

Channel 5

From Commissioner of Police Chester Williams
“On Friday 8th May,2020 48 people were arrested and charged countrywide for various offenses under the Emergency Powers Regulations: Failing to wear a cloth mask or other face (mouth) covering whilst in public- 21 persons Breach of curfew-16 persons Unable to provide a reasonable explanation or proof for movement outside of curfew- 10 persons Engaged in private practice when prohibited from doing so- 1 person”

The Reporter

Weapon cache discovered
Police have arrested one man after an operation in the South yielded a cache of weapons and a grenade. Sources say they were found in a home in Santa Cruz.

Breaking Belize NewsPJ

Thunderstorm alert issued by National Meteorological Service
The National Meteorological Service of Belize issued a thunderstorm alert for Belize earlier tonight. According […]

Said Musa is in ‘good spirits’; family thanks well-wishers
The family of Belize’s former Prime Minister, Said Musa, expressed their “heartfelt thanks” to all […]

House burns in Hattieville
A house fire has been reported near mile 16 in Hattieville, Belize District. The home […]

Early rains douse wildfires; Ministry thanks partners
The sudden onset of rain starting last week was much needed for the west and […]

Over 20 people charged for not wearing mask; doctor charged for engaging in private practise
The Belize Police Department arrested 48 people on Friday for violations against State of Emergency […]

Belize inches closer to end of COVID-19 pandemic
Belize remains at 18 confirmed cases of COVID-19, all but two of whom have recovered. […]

Mexico ‘underreporting’ COVID-19 cases in capital
According to the New York Times, the death toll of COVID-19 in the Mexico City […]

Animal rescue: Estimated “thousands” of wildlife perish as a result of bush fires and ongoing issues
This week, there have been sightings of wild animals in urban limits and on farms, […]

Will Teachers’ Union join public servants’ opposition to cost-saving measures?
$17 million in proposed cost-saving measures by the Government of Belize as it battles the […]

Police recover grenade and high power weapons in Dangriga operation
A police operation which included elements of the Anti-Gang Task Force, the Special Patrol Unit […]

Caribbean Examinations Council: CSEC and CAPE to be held in July
CSEC and CAPE students will be sitting their examinations in July this year. That was the decision coming out of the First Emergency Virtual Meeting […]

Canada announces initiatives to contribute to the Government of Belize’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic
Іn rесоgnіtіоn оf thе есоnоmіс іmрасt оf thе СОVІD-19 оutbrеаk, thе Gоvеrnmеnt оf Саnаdа соntіnuеѕ tо lооk fоr wауѕ tо ѕuрроrt thе unіquе nееdѕ оf Саrіbbеаn соuntrіеѕ […]

Belize Medical and Dental Association condemn ‘ill-treatment’ of medical doctors
The Belize Medical and Dental Association (BMDA) issued a statement saying that it condemns the abuse of doctors […]

Blogs

The Garifuna Collective featured on ‘A Guide to the Birdsong of South America’ album
Disclaimer: I am not a birder. Never have been, probably never will be. But I appreciate birds and birdsong. All this to say, one thing I can totally get behind is birdsong that comes through my speakers. At an acceptable hour – say 11am – when I’ve had my first pot of coffee? Yes. I think that works. And for those, who like me, can’t see themselves doing the birding thing, there’s this amazing non-profit, crowd-funded album inspired by birdsong. “Birdsong of Mexico, Central America & the Caribbean” features Belize’s very own Garifuna Collective, with their song “Black Catbird”!

Travel Tips for Booking Future Belize Vacations
We can all agree once travel reopens, we will all savor our next holiday that much more. With beautiful pictures and remote locations of Belize on our feeds to keep us daydreaming of travel, we are all looking forward to exploring again. Notably, on our next vacation or staycation. The future of travel is still unknown, but will only reopen once safe. You may also be asking yourself – when is the right time to book a future vacation? There is no definitive answer. In the meantime, we’ve put together some travel tips to keep in mind for your future vacation booking.

To'one Masehualoon Donates to the Village of Cristo Rey and Libertad Village
On May 8TH, 2020 To'one Masehualoon NGO came out to donate Groceries to families in Cristo Rey Village and Libertad Village in the Corozal District. We delivered much-needed food supplies to many seniors and many other needy families in Corozal who are suffering from the impact of this COVID 19 pandemic and countrywide lockdown. Over 32 families were served on Friday, May 8TH, 2020 at both Villages. 15 bags in Cristo Rey Village and 15 Groceries Bag in Libertad Village. And, 2 in Corozal Town.

International Sourcesizz

Southwest Airlines Resumes Its International Flights On June 7
Southwest Airlines to resume flight at certain destinations on June. Belize is not on the list, some countries will resume until October 30TH, 2020. Southwest airline resumes flying to five destinations: Cancun, Mexico; San Jose del Cabo/Los Cabos, Mexico; Havana, Cuba; Montego Bay, Jamaica; and Nassau, Bahamas. The airline will fly from Houston Hobby, Denver and Baltimore to Cancun; from Houston Hobby and Denver to Los Cabos; from Baltimore and Orlando to Montego Bay; from Baltimore to Nassau; and from Tampa to Havana. All other Southwest international flights will remain suspended at least through October 30.

Webinar: Managing Restaurants in thetime of Coronavirus
Join the Cornell Faculty and industry experts on May 12 via a live webcast as a panel of restaurant operators from around the world will share best practices for navigating operational challenges and seek to envision a post-COVID “new normal.” Register here: https://www.ecornell.com/keynotes/overview/K051220/ WHAT YOU'LL LEARN: -Best practices from those whose restaurants have already seen restrictions lifted -How the rules and regulations being imposed on restaurants differ around the world...

COVID-19 Update in the State of Quintana Roo, Mexico as of May 9th, 2020
Courtesy Secretaria De Salud Quintana Roo. - 1071 Positive Cases - 1076 Negative Cases - 183 Deaths - 537 Recovered - 135 Under Investigation Health Secretary Quintana Roo - Panorama in Quintana Roo Until 12 pm on May 9, 1076 negative cases have been reported, 135 under study, 1071 positives, 183 deaths and 537 people recovered to COVID-19.

Videos

  • Pandy Show, 20min.

  • Starfish Beach Painting with Paint N Splash, 47min.

  • To'one Masehualoon Donates to the Village of Cristo Rey and Libertad Village, 4.5min. To'one Masehualo'on is a Non-governmental Organization which is a local group in Corozal that have set out to identify and preserve our Yucatec Maya culture. With its limited resources, To'one Masehualo'on Belize NGO would like to THANK all those who have made donations, so that they were able to successfully give the basic food essentials to 30 additional families in Cristo Rey and Libertad yesterday May 8th, 2020.

  • Cayo District Mutual Aid Food Program, 2min. 100 bags of food to 100 families in the Cayo District of Belize.

  • Holdeman Mennonites in Belize | History, 2min.

  • Peter Lawrence on ReefTV, 2hr18min.

  • EXPLORING PLACENCIA, MOHO CAYE AND KING LEWEY'S ISLAND, 15min. First we explored the beauties of Placencia, Moho caye and King Lewey's island, then... u will see in the 2nd part of our Belizian adventure.

  • Don't forget, the deadline for Caribbean Lifestyle - Belize's photo contest is fast approaching!, 1min. As a sponsor, the BTB highly encourages you to submit your amazing Belize photos for a chance to win spectacular travel prizes.

  • THE BELIZE MUSEUM! ONCE HER MAJESTY'S PRISON OF BRITISH HONDURAS, 1min. The classic and historic feature here of a small glimpse of Belize's Museum that was once the British colonial government's, "Her Majesty's Prison of Belize", is now one of the most widely visited Belizean colonial landmarks today in the former British Honduras now Belize, capitol city called, Belize City.

  • Belize National Festival Of Arts, 1min. It's been a busy week behind the scenes, but we are ready! National Festival of Arts 2020 begins today with the first set of videos...Look for them starting at 7pm!...And remember to keep the entries coming!
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