Today's Belize News: July 9, 2020 - 07/09/20 11:55 AM
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.
University of Belize Faculty and Staff Union organizes demonstration against possible salary reductions
The country’s national tertiary institution, the University of Belize (UB), is facing complications as the UB Faculty and Staff Union (FSU) is at odds with the institution’s senior administration, primarily regarding issues of financial exigency that could see a possible pay cut for staff. The back and forth between the said Union and the university’s administration have apparently not eased tensions, and now a demonstration has been planned for Thursday, July 9th in the Capital City of Belmopan.
Blue Water Grill helps feed seniors and provides grocery bags to those in need
Grocery bags and hot meals - Blue Water Grill has been ensuring the island's seniors receive a hot meal weekly, thanks to generous donations! The crew at Blue Water Grill (BWG) is no stranger to rolling up its sleeves and getting to work, and during these difficult times on the island, they are doing just that! Volunteers, staff, and owners are busy in the kitchen, preparing hot meals and grocery bags to deliver to hundreds of people in need. Primarily focused on seniors, the hot meals are delivered every Thursday, and the menu varies weekly.
Various Belizean Sources
Caye Caulker Soup Kitchen day Location
Thursday, July 9th Meal pick ups Location: Hibisca. Time: Village: 11:00am - 11:45am. Bahia: 11:45am - 12:30pm.
Book Drive for the Caye Caulker Library and the Ocean Academy Library
We are 1 week into the combined Book Drive to benefit the Caye Caulker Library and the Ocean Academy Library. *Thank you* to the community members who have already donated. For all of July, we will continue to accept donations of books from the community. Check around the house. Donate your extra books so that others may benefit. Now is the time to return your overdue library books with no fee. You can drop books off at the CC Library (M-W-F, 2-4:00) or the OA Library (T-Th, 2-4:00) or at Caye Breeze Cafe on the beach between the water taxis.
Forum: Belize Tourism Industry, Charting a Way Forward
The current status of the tourism industry and its recovery remains paramount for the Belizean economy to stabilize and recover from the negative impacts of the pandemic. All public and private sector stakeholders must unite and join forces to maximize the resources available. The Belize Tourism Industry Association (BTIA) will be hosting a forum to welcome key stakeholders from the private and public sectors and members of the BTIA to an all-day session to strategize and chart the way forward compounding our resources and capabilities in a unified manner.
The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) presents Plain Speaking, a live update on the reopening of tourism, where Mr. Yashin Dujon, CEO, Ministry of Tourism & Civil Aviation, will share on Belize's response to COVID-19 and the country's perspective on the recovery process. Tune in on July 9th at 9 a.m. local time to keep abreast of the latest developments in Belize as our tourism industry moves forward on the path to full recovery. Tune in for the inside stories of the resumption of tourism activity in Belize and Curacao.
BDF WILFRED MOJANO GRADUATES FROM UNITED STATES SERGEANT MAJOR ACADEMY
Warrant Officer Class 1, Wilfred Mojano graduated from the United States Sergeant Major Academy on 20 June 2020. Well done Sir, congrats. The course assemble on the 20th may 2019 with a total of 721 students to include 74 international students from all over the world to include Belize.
Cecilio Chi ( 1820 - 13 of December of 1848 ) was a leading Maya Máasewal , born in the village of Tepich in the Yucatecan peninsula . In 1842 he had participated in the defense of Campeche which allowed him to get to know the military organization. In 1846 he was chief of his native town. He participated in the organization of a rebellion against the domination and exploitation of the Criollos(Whites) in the region. He coordinated the insurrection with Manuel Antonio Ay , the Cacique de Chichimilá , and Jacinto Pat , among others , with the purpose of constituting a Maya nation independent from Mexico, which would respect the rights of indigenous people .
Government House Rehabilitation Project
Facebook is reminding me about a post I made about two years ago which I am sharing. At that time the vision of what we wanted to accomplish at Government House was only a distant dream. You know you start out with a dream and the end product sometimes doesn't always end the way you want it. However, although the end product in our instance ended up a little different than the original rendition, we accomplished the original dream. We have reached the end of the portion of our project. At times it seemed only a distant light at the end of a tunnel. Today, we are a mere weeks from our grand opening.
The Office of the Film Commissioner informs the General Public of continuity of services by the Belize Film Commission
In light of the recent discontinuance of logistical support that was being provided to the Belize Film Commission by the office of the Film and Media Arts Unit at NICH, we wish to inform all interested parties that the Office of the Film Commissioner continues to provide the same outstanding level of service to which the public and the Film Industry have become accustomed. To that end, all interested parties are asked to use the below provided coordinates for any future contact with the Film Commissioner and / or his office.
UB PRESIDENT WILL MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS
Dear Members of the Academic Council, Members of Senior Management, other Directors, Representatives of the UBFSA Executive and the University Faculty and Staff. I am writing to inform you that I will be having an online meeting on Monday, 13th July, 2020 beginning at 9:00 am where I will be presenting my recommendations to you on how we will treat with reducing our projected cash loss of $7.13 million for the new academic year 2020/2021. I will be doing so after due, deliberate and extensive consultations with all of our stakeholders, many of you, and I sincerely thank all of you who have responded to my request to share your thoughts on how we can treat with this severe projected cash reduction of 33% of our cash annual income...
Paint N Splash
See you this week at from 2-4pm Thursday to paint "Pelican".
Unemployment Relief Top-up Cards
Approved applicants for the COVID-19 Unemployment Relief are advised that top-up cards will be prepared for those who still have not been able to receive their approved payments due to banking information errors. Such persons should send a text with their correct telephone number to phone number 613-0095 so that they can be contacted should the need arise.
FREE MAHOGANY TREES
BELIZE AUDOBON SOCIETY - Our 'Greening Across Belize' initiative is back for 2020, and we have 300 mahogany trees to give away! If you want to have Belize's national tree growing in your own yard, all you have to do is come and collect one, first come first served! You can collect your tree from Guanacaste National Park or St Herman's Blue Hole National Park Wednesday-Sunday, or we have a limited supply at our head office in Belize City, which is open Monday-Thursday. If you're coming to the office there's no need to enter reception, just head straight around to the back yard to pick one up.
Corozal Yard Sale Sunday
The Rotaract Club of Corozal will be doing a Yard Sale this Sunday at Roundhouse. Come support your favorite club in Belize. Items for cheap. This Sunday, July 12th. We’ll be there from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. We will also be selling Micheladas! Tek one fi di heat!
Tourism Gold Standard Recognition Program Application
The Belize Tourism Board (BTB) is pleased to advise that application form for the Tourism Gold Standard Recognition Program is now available on the BTB website here. Completed applications should be submitted to [email protected] for processing. Thereafter, an email confirming your application status or acceptance into the program will be provided. BTB will review submissions and corresponding details, and follow through with inspections. Should you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us at 227-2420 EXT 274.
Galen Virtual Economic Summit
Galen University is having 5 sessions in their Economic Summit over the next 2 weeks. The 2nd is tonight, and focuses on the tourism industry.
Watershed Ecology Field Course, Hosted by SAVE the MACAL RIVER in Belize
The SAVE the MACAL RIVER in Belize project is having Kimo for a Watershed Ecology Field Course on Sunday. Walk along river edge learning about living organizms and their functions . Kimo Jolly will once again enlighten us with his experiences of the rivers flora and fauna. Sunday Funday again. Macal River wooden Bridge.
Realize Belize 2019-20 Year in Review
Realize Belize has their 2019-20 Year in Review out, and there are some impressive numbers in it. Thanks, Realize Belize, for helping with inclusion in Cayo!
NEBL Welcomes New Commissioner
The National Elite Basketball League (NEBL) is pleased to introduce the new commissioner of the league. Mr. Christopher McGann has been selected as the commissioner and he is tasked to ensure that the 2021 season continues to build on the momentum and successes of the past seasons. Mr. McGann holds a Master’s Degree in Banking and Finance and has worked in various research and managerial positions in Belize. Mr. McGann has extensive experience in financial management and analysis and strategic plan development and execution. Christopher also played in the inaugural 2014 NEBL season with Belmopan Bandits and 2015 with Hurricanes. He is originally from Belmopan, but presently resides in Belize City. The league is excited to embrace this new transition in its leadership and administrative structure as it prepares for the upcoming 2021 season amidst the existing pandemic.
BTB's Staff School Supplies to Students of San Antonio RC School, O.W.
Approximately 70 children from San Antonio RC School in the Orange Walk District today received an assortment of back to school supplies as part of the Belize Tourism Board (BTB) staff's community outreach to assist those in need during the COVID-19 crisis. The presentation was made today by BTB employees in partnership with the Rotary Club of Orange Walk who also contributed to the project. The donation was comprised of knapsacks, composition books, hand sanitizers, masks (kids' size), pencil cases and a variety of other stationeries.
Application for Re-Opening in the Tourism Safe Corridor
Application for re-opening in the tourism "safe corridor" is now available for stakeholders to fill out and submit. As Belize opens the PGIA to international guests on August 15, 2020, the Belize Tourism Board (BTB) is working along with the Ministry of Health and other agencies in ensuring safety protocols and procedures are in place to minimize the spread of COVID-19. We are therefore, in the first instance, re-opening in a "safe corridor" and have prepared an application form for properties who can accommodate international guests as per the checklist.
The event will be taking place on July 23 to 24, 2020 at Ya’axché’s Field Station at Golden Stream. BioBlitz engages the Maya Golden Landscape children with nature and science. Children will learn from Ya’axché’s expertise about birds, mammals, freshwater bugs, plants and how to navigate in the forests using a compass and map. Join us for a fun learning day! Children from the communities of Aguacate, San Jose, Golden Stream, Medina Bank and San Pedro Colombia are invited to submit their application by Friday, July 17, 2020.
ACP Vidal Recovering From Stroke
Assistant Commissioner of Police, and head of police operations, Marco Vidal is in the hospital showing signs of improvement after having a serious stroke last night. If you saw him at yesterday's Southside State of Emergency press conference you would have observed that his breathing was laboured, and his speech appeared slurred. Here's a clip: As you heard, his breathing was laboured, and he appeared short of breath.
Families of Men Detained In SOE Complain
And while Vidal recovers, don't expect "get well" wishes from the Queen Street holding cell. That's where about 100 men remain detained after the Southside state of emergency went into effect yesterday morning. Today, they remain there, where most will be transferred to the Kolbe Central Prison for 30 days. For the families of these men, it's an incredibly difficult time, losing in many cases, their breadwinner, and also trying to support them while behind bars.
CWU Says 21 Days To Strike At Port of Belize
21 days notice of industrial action, that's what the Christian Workers Union has given the Port of Belize. A letter from the union says that its Members who work in the Security Department at Port are moving from the protest stage to invoking the twenty-one (21) days' notice of intent to strike. As we've reported, it's all about the CWU's efforts to get the Port to rescind what it calls an "arbitrary and unconscionable ten percent salaries reduction" against its Members. Union Leader Mose Hyde says the stevedores stand in solidarity with the staff:
Trial Coming Up For Narcos
This morning, the Gang Suppression Unit was on high alert at the Magistrate's Court in Belize City. That's because they were escorting the 8 foreigners who were charged for illegally landing that drug plane on the Coastal Road in September of last year. You'll remember that major bust as the one where Belizean joint law enforcement teams intercepted some of the narco-traffickers trying to smuggle almost 3,000 pounds of cocaine through Belizean territory. The lawmen had a shoot-out with the narcos, and 2 of them were injured.
PC Nadir At His Nadir
Nadir Mendoza, he's the police constable who's been on the news plenty of times - accused of various criminal offences, from gun theft, to armed robbery. And, we're talking gun theft from his own police department at the Precinct Three formation! He's before the court for that theft, and facing a police tribunal for the same. Plus he has spent two weeks on remand for the armed robbery allegation. Indeed, Mendoza is a man running into a strong headwind when it comes to his police career and his liberty as a fee man.
Chicken Parts Scarce, Prices Going Up
Chicken, in most households, it's what's for dinner, or at least for lunch. Indeed Belize is one of the top consumers of chicken meat in the Western hemisphere. And that's why it's of concern that chicken could be getting scarce and the price per pound going up. The last time we reported on chicken prices, they were way, way down. That was at the start of the COVID quarantine, when the chicken companies were literally giving it way. But, now that consumption patterns are returning to normal, prices could be going up, due to scarcity.
Man Gets Off Murder At A Party
He's been on remand at the Belize Central Prison since October 2017, but tonight 23-year-old Steve Moss, the man police charged with the murder of 31-year-old Daniel Anderson, is home free. That's after Justice Colin Williams dismissed the charge for lack of evidence showing his guilt. Viewers will remember Anderson's killing, which happened on October 1st, 2017, in front of Bismark Nigh Club, which is located on Queen Charlotte Street in Belize City. Alex Underwood was celebrating his 28 birthday at the club, and Anderson was one of the party-goers. Police reports were that Anderson and Moss got into some sort of confrontation, which escalated into a street brawl. Moss allegedly pulled out a firearm and shot Anderson in the chest.
Charged With Murder For Toledo Killing
On Monday's news, we told you about the fatal chopping of 26-year-old Pedro Cus, a farmer from San Pedro Colombia Village in the Toledo District. Well, police have moved swiftly to charge one man for it. He's 47 year-old Onastacio Sirik, a farmer from the same village, and since this is a murder charge, he will be arraigned and remanded to the Belize Central Prison.
The PSU Compromise With Belmopan City Council
Last night, we told you about how the Public Service Union and the Belmopan City Council had reached an out-of-court settlement in their fight over the union's hill-top property. It was an amicable end to a bitter dispute between the union and council, who accused Mayor Khalid Belisle and his administration of unfairly selling the land right out from under them. The Union later sued the Council, and the new owners to try and get it back. The PSU president promised that there would be a grand ceremony to announce what the settlement was, and this afternoon, they invited us to the Bull Frog Inn in Belmopan to see for ourselves.
A Place Where The Mentally Ill, And The Disenfranchised Are Welcome
It's a place of refuge for the mentally ill, elderly and the disenfranchised where fun and relaxation is always the order of the day. And this morning, as they celebrated their 7th anniversary I stopped by the Welcome Resource Center to learn more about the programs and activities enriching the lives of the center's participants. There was excitement in the air this morning as the Welcome Resource Center, a drop-in center for adults of many backgrounds, celebrated its anniversary with games, snacks, and camaraderie.
UB President Says Where's The Recommendation UBFSA
Last week, the University of Belize's Faculty and Staff Union called a press conference to announce that they had become frustrated with the President, Dr. Clement Sankat, and the Board of Trustees. They say that for weeks, they've been trying to convince the president and the board to include them as valued stakeholders in the decision-making process of how the National University will survive the COVID crisis facing the country. They gave the President and the Board a deadline of Monday to make meaningful efforts at consulting with them, or else they would take industrial action.
If You Want to Protest Against the Opening of the PGIA...
Last week I went into the streets to find out how the average man and woman felt about the August 15th re-opening of the PGIA. The majority wasn't at all comfortable with it. Those apprehensions are what a group of activists is hoping to capitalise on with a protest being held next week Wednesday. It's called the "No Open Di PGIA Protest" - and activist Ya-Ya Marin Coleman is one of the lead organizers.
No New COVID Cases
There are no new cases of COVID 19 to report tonight. Yesterday, 63 samples were tested and turned negative. There are currently 9 active cases.
605 Repatriates Have Their Return Coordinated
And one of the main sources of new active cases is the ongoing repatriation of Belizeans stranded abroad. 264 have been repatriated, 1004 have applied to be repatriated, 908 have been approved, and 605 have their coordinated return in progress.
SICB Has Major Legal Troubles
Reports reaching our newsroom are that a defense attorney was escorted by police officers yesterday to the offices of the Sugar Industries Control Board. They were there to 'crowfoot' the organization's assets. Viewers may know that the Board, also known as the SICB, is one of the regulators of the Sugar Industry in the north. We understand that Dr. Carlos Itza, one of the SICB's former employees sued them in the Supreme Court for failing to fully compensate him. Dr. Itza once served as the Chairman of the Sugar Cane Production Committee.
Alleged Drug Traffickers Appear in Court
Eight Central American nationals were escorted to court today in handcuffs under the watchful eye of heavily armed police officers and the Gang Suppression Unit. The men were busted in [...]
ACP Marco Vidal Suffers a Stroke
Assistant Commissioner of Police Marco Vidal headed an early morning law enforcement operation in Belize City on Tuesday where he led just about three hundred police and B.D.F. officers into [...]
Deconstructing the Need for a Second Anti-gang SOE
The south side of the Old Capital was quiet today and free of gang activity. A second curfew that will last for a month has been instituted and the police [...]
3 Fisherman are Remanded for Charges Related to San Pedro Home Invasion
There was a home invasion and robbery in San Pedro Town over the weekend which also involved a kidnapping. Three fishermen have been arraigned for the crime. Ruben Martinez, Mark [...]
P.S.U. and Belmopan City Council Sign Agreement Which Includes 1.2 Acres of Land
The Belmopan City Council and the Public Service Union settled their almost two-year long dispute over the Hilltop property in Belmopan. As a part of the settlement, the Belmopan City [...]
Policeman Investigated for Sexual Assault in Independence
A policeman attached to the Intermediate Southern Formation in Independence Village is under investigation following an allegation that he forced a female minor into an unlawful sexual act. On Monday, [...]
Steven Moss is Freed
In the court, the murder case of Steven Moss fell apart for the prosecution, when Supreme Court Justice Colin Williams dismissed the charge against him. A discharge warrant was prepared [...]
Respect the Law and Law Enforcement Officers
While a state of emergency is in effect in the south side of the City, across the country, a nightly curfew for children remains in effect, despite the lifting of [...]
U.B.F.S.U. Set to Demonstrate in Belmopan!
There’s new development into the University of Belize’s management issues. Late this evening, the President of the UB Professor Clement Sankat issued an invitation via a press release to the [...]
B.N.T.U. Leader Meets with U.B.F.S.U.
National President of the Belize National Teachers Union Senator Elena Smith this afternoon met with the University of Belize Faculty and Staff Union in Belmopan as it prepares to protest [...]
B.N.T.U. President Says Schools Are Not Ready to Open
The B.N.T.U. President also told News Five today that schools are not ready to reopen. In an interview, Smith expressed serious concerns, saying that many schools across the country will [...]
B.N.T.U. President Questions Belize’s Preparedness after the P.G.I.A. Reopens
According to Smith, teachers who are willing to return to classes are also expressing concerns for their safety and the safety of their students especially since the P.G.I.A. will reopen [...]
G.O.B. Announces COVID-19 Unemployment Top-up Cards
Over eighty thousand persons applied for the COVID-19 Unemployment Relief, but only forty-three thousand applications were approved. Many persons, however, complained of not having received any assistance, despite receiving a [...]
Senate Report on Immigration Investigation Almost Completed
It’s been years now that the immigration scandal implicating several U.D.P. ministers, including the infamous Elvin Penner, came to light. Penner is the former Minister of State for Immigration and [...]
Christian Workers Union Submits Notice of Strike Action Against P.B.L.
The Christian Workers Union on Wednesday submitted a notice of strike action against the Port of Belize Limited. The staff of the P.B.L. has been protesting against a ten percent [...]
Christopher McGann is the New N.E.B.L. Commissioner
The 2020 season of the National Elite Basketball League was cut short in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic. But this season is over, and now, the league is in [...]
B.T.B. Staff Donates School Supplies to Students of San Antonio RC School
Seventy students of San Antonio RC School in the Orange Walk District today received an assortment of back to school supplies as part of the Belize Tourism Board staff’s community [...]
Scotia Bank Belize Donates P.P.E.s to Belize Police Department
Scotia Bank Belize has made a donation today; it handed over five thousand dollars to be used for personal protective equipment to the Belize Police Department. The protective face shields [...]
PSU gets new headquarters
After having gone through the wringer to maintain Hilltop as their headquarters, the Public Service Union (PSU) had to compromise. The Hilltop property was sold by the Belmopan City Council to Simplex Design Company Limited.
PBL workers to protest in 21 days
The Port of Belize Limited employees have submitted their 21 days’ notice for strike action. According to the President of the Christian Workers Union, Evan Mose Hyde, the notice is a ‘just in case’ move as the security guards are considered as essential and they would have to give ample notice to take part in the protest.
UBFSU to hold demonstration
The University of Belize’s Faculty and Staff Union (UBFSU) had threatened to take industrial action if their demands were not met, and tomorrow, those threats will come to fruition. The Union is holding a demonstration at 10am, commencing at the steps of the National Assembly.
Captain Elton Bennett prepares to leave for the UK
Commandant of the Belize Coast Guard, Captain Elton Bennett will be travelling to the United Kingdom next month to do a one-year course that would then take him up to the rank of Rear Admiral. Captain Bennett has been at the helm of the Belize Coast Guard for roughly eight months and has brought about much streamlining in the process.
BTB donate school supplies
Today, the Belize Tourism Board staff donated school supplies to students of San Antonio RC School Orange Walk district. Approximately 70 children from San Antonio RC School received an assortment of back to school supplies as part of the (BTB) staff’s community outreach to assist those in need during the COVID-19 crisis.
Scotiabank donates to Rotary Club
Scotiabank is doing their part for the community by donating $5,000 to the Rotary Club for the provision of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for the Belize Police Department. The Rotary Club will procure the PPE’s and distribute it to the members of the BPD.
Armed bandits hold up Bowen delivery truck in Cristo Rey
Reports to BBN is that around 5:30 p.m. today, armed bandits held up a Bowen […]
World Health Organization acknowledges “emerging evidence” that COVID-19 could be contracted through airborne transmission
Following an open letter by over 230 scientists earlier this week, the World Health Organization […]
New York Times list Belize as a recommendation to US tourists
As the global COVID-19 pandemic rages on, the spike in confirmed cases in the United […]
Scotiabank and Rotary donate to the Police Department
Today, Scotiabank Belize handed over a donation of $5,000 to the Rotary Club for the […]
Children’s curfew in effect; parents scolded
A curfew for minors remains in effect from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. according to […]
New Scenes of Crime office rented from Barrow and Williams firm
The Scenes of Crime division of the National Forensic Science Service (NFSS) is moving to […]
National Security apparatus denies State of Emergency ‘fatigue’
The newly-promulgated State of Emergency regulations, as of Tuesday morning, last for 30 days in […]
Why another crime-related State of Emergency?
“We had no choice,” Minister of National Security Michael Peyrefitte said Tuesday, “but to ask […]
Flood levels continue to fall
The National Hydrological Service of Belize informed today that flood levels are falling. The weather […]
National Elite Basketball League welcomes new commissioner
The National Elite Basketball League (NEBL) has welcomed the new commissioner of the league, Christopher […]
American Airlines resumes flights from Miami to the Caribbean while Florida shuts down over spike in COVID-19 cases
The United States is leading global infections for COVID-19 with over 3 million cases prompting […]
A Beautiful San Pedro Day and Chicken Boat Dreams
Generally, I dislike a vague title like this…one that is confusing…means very little to you when you read it. The nice day part, yes…but Chicken boat dreams? But life is small right now…for many of us, confusing. Limited trips to town still (more because we are low on funds but also because it seems safest now). So for now…a pretty day and a possible ride on the Quality Poultry boat to Belize City? These things make me happy. Here are my photos.
A Flavors of Belize Recipe: Fish Tacos
Whilst the country remains closed to the outside world for a little longer, we know that food can transport you to another place. We know you can’t wait to see the sea again, so here’s a recipe inspired by the Caribbean Sea! These Fish Tacos, courtesy of the Flavors of Belize Cookbook, combines fresh fish fillet with soft flour tortillas and a zingy creole pepper sauce. Your first bite will transport you to a beach chair in Belize; think sand in your toes, salt in your hair, and a very happy belly.
Belize introduces ‘Safe Corridors’ for Tourism Reopening
As Belize prepares to reopen on August 15 to international passengers, the Belize Tourism Board (BTB) and Ministry of Health (MOH) prepares ‘safe corridors’ for tourism. Alongside the MOH, BTB, and other agencies, Belize continues to work to ensure all safety protocols and procedures are in place to minimize the spread of COVID-19 at reopening. As the Caribbean country enters Phase 3 of a 5-Phased Reopening Plan, BTB now opens their application process to the properties that can accommodate international guests, as per the checklist.
The Top 10 Resort Hotels in Central America
Travel and Leisure’s Top 10 Resorts in Central America have been announced! We would like to congratulate Matachica Resort - Belize, Central America , Blancaneaux Lodge and Turtle Inn from Belize for making the coveted list.
I’m a U.S. Citizen. Where in the World Can I Go?
Acclaimed publication The New York Times has featured Belize in a complete list of places reopening to American tourists.
GraceKennedy signs Briana Williams as GK foods ambassador
GraceKennedy (GK) Group CEO Don Wehby has announced that GK Foods has signed sprinter Briana Williams as its newest Brand Ambassador, effective July 1. The National Under 20 record holder will represent the GK Foods brand locally, as well in the regional and international markets, over the next three years. “We have been watching Briana's performances for some time now, and easily concluded that she would be a great addition to GraceKennedy. Her talent, discipline and focus are beyond impressive, especially at such an early stage in her career.