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Today's Belize News: July 13, 2020

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Today's Belize News: July 13, 2020 - 07/13/20 11:34 AM


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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

Honourable Manuel Heredia Jr. congratulates the Honourable Patrick Faber
Area Representative for Belize Rural South (Ambergris Caye and Caye Caulker) Honourable Manuel Heredia Jr. congratulates the Honourable Patrick Faber after being elected as party leader of the ruling United Democratic Party (UDP).

Wolfe’s Woofers: Wedded Bliss
Sometimes silence is golden to one...whereas the other is using it as a weapon...

Various Belizean Sources

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Caye Caulker Soup Kitchen day Location
Monday, July 13th, Meal pick ups. Location: Belize Diving Services Ltd. Times: Village: 11:00am - 11:45am. Bahia: 11:45am -12:30pm.

COVID-19 UPDATE
As we start a new week, we note with particular concern the growing numbers in both neighbouring Guatemala and Mexico, especially the neighbouring state of Quintana Roo. Neighbouring Othon P. Blanco has 883 active cases up until midday today and 48 related deaths. The growth rate in the southern part of Quintana Roo is 4.45, one of the highest in the entire Mexican territory; the growth rate is alarming and it has been flagged by the central government authorities in Mexico. As for Guatemala, they are reporting 757 new cases for Saturday, July 11th.

The Last of Us Rave
Mind & Me is having The Last of Use rave on Saturday August 1st, at the Hakim Shipyard. The theme this time is appropriately 'Post-apocalyptic.' 6 different DJ's! Epic dance event of the year. After being in quarantine for so long the anticipation of a get together to celebrate life is immense. Rave ON with the finest House & Techno Djs in the country. 8 HOUR DANCE MARATHON.

DYS Football Tournament starts on the 20th
There's still time to register.

The Reporter

Man from Guinea Grass allegedly shot by police
A man from Guinea Grass in the Orange Walk district is at the Northern Regional Hospital after he was allegedly shot by Police Saturday night. Minor Betancourt was reportedly with a family member exiting a nightclub in Guinea Grass around 11:00pm when Police detained the family member for not wearing a mask. Betancourt reportedly approached the vehicle to ask them to release him. That is when he was shot, allegedly with rubber pellets from a 12 gauge shotgun and fell to the ground. Sources from the community say Police then drove off and left the youth on the ground bleeding.

Stabbing incident in Cowpen Village
A stabbing incident in Cowpen Village has claimed the life of Antonio Pop. Last night around 8:30 pm brothers Antonio and Christopher Pop had a heated argument with each other concerning Christopher's missing cellphone. That argument which escalated into a fight and resulted in Christopher stabbing his brother to the left side of chest.

Breaking Belize NewsPJ

UDP NATIONAL CONVENTION II: Leader-elect Faber calls for “moment of healing”
As he publicly thanked the many who supported him this afternoon – whether from the beginning, […]

UDP NATIONAL CONVENTION II: Faber gives thanks alone, will “reach out” to vanquished John Saldivar
So close, yet so far, the John Saldivar who was magnanimous in victory on February […]

Patrick Faber wins UDP Convention
Patrick Faber, the area representative for the Collet Division in the Belize District has emerged […]

Barrow: No challenges to today’s candidates
Prime Minister Dean Barrow says he remains leader of the United Democratic Party until general […]

Prime Minister Dean Barrow says more Covid-19 relief funds approved
Speaking to reporters after casting his vote this morning, Prime Minister Dean Barrow announced the […]

UDP National Convention continues; Faber confident of victory
Sometime this afternoon, Patrick Faber will find out if he has managed to turn opinion […]

Several persons detained as State of Emergency arrests continue
The Belize Police Department has been on a sustained campaign to crackdown on gang violence […]

Global COVID-19 cases approaches 13 million
From mid-December 2019 up to today, July 12, 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic has affected almost […]

United Democratic Party National Convention meets again in Belize City
Ву thе еnd оf thіѕ mоmеntоuѕ Ѕundау іn Веlіzеаn роlіtісѕ, оnе mаn’ѕ јоurnеу wіll еnd, […]

In-laws’ argument over missing cellphone results in fatal stabbing
Police are looking for one Christopher Pop of San Juan (Cowpen) village, Stann Creek District, […]

Ministry of Health monitoring close contacts of COVID-19 patients who are symptomatic
The Office of the Director of Health services informed that they are monitoring some close […]

Feeding marine life at Iguana Reef Inn in Caye Caulker
Since 2019, Iguana Reef Inn in Caye Caulker has embarked on a mission to feed […]

Blogs

What A Difference a Day Can Make! Sargassum and Shuts Down
Sargassum is here on North Ambergris Caye. After a blissful 2020 without it. (It might be the only characteristics of 2020 that I can call “blissful”) As of Friday evening, the border villages of Blue Creek and San Felipe, Orange Walk district have been declared “locked-down” as new cases have been discovered and contact tracking is underway. You can see the villages in the orange dot on the map below – it is a generally rural area of the country but one that has some unique issues.

Girls Can Have Fun Fly Fishing: Learn in Belize
As a fishing novice, the adventure of learning the skill that many spend years perfecting is a special treat and more so when its an untraditional sport for women – gives me even more reason to want to “give it a go”. The idea of being able to reel in my first bonefish had me up bright and early! By 7:00 AM we were on our way to fuel up and head over to Cayo Rosario with our guide, Jorge from Blue Bonefish Fly Shop and Tours. Cayo Rosario is a small mangrove caye that is a short 10-15-minute ride North West of Ambergris Caye, it is an absolutely stunning location, the water is crystal clear. As a haven for the fly fishing community, it is located in the center of the Hol Chan Marine Reserve and attracts fishing aficionados from all around the world.

The City of Belmopan and its History
In the America, the country of Belize was the last British colony on the mainland. The City of Belmopan, the ‘new capital’ is the youngest city, established in 1973. Belmopan is located near the town of Roaring Creek in the Belize River Valley at 50 miles west inland from the former capital, Belize City. If you’ve ever been curious about how Belmopan came to be, here’s a little history. In 1961, when we were still known as British Honduras, the city of Belize was devastated by a category 5 hurricane: the notorious Hurricane Hattie.

Altun Ha Maya Site and The Jade Head
Like many ancient ruin sites, the Maya City of Altun Ha is filled with mystery and wonder. Known as Rockstone Pond in Mayan, it is located close to the coast, approximately 31 miles north of Belize City. It was once an ideal place for commerce in the ancient Maya world. Nowadays, the proximity to Belize City makes Altun Ha a popular destination for both locals and international travelers visiting Belize. Artifacts found at the site link it with other major Maya cities such as Teotihuacan in Mexico and Copan in Honduras. Based on the size and grandeur of the buildings and monuments at Altun Ha, in its prime, this was a place of wealth and affluence.

International Sourcesizz

Article from Sports Illustrated almost 30 years ago
It's all about The Belize Zoo and Sharon Matola. In 1992, Sports Illustrated magazine featured the Belize Zoo and founder/director Sharon Matola. The Belize Zoo and Tropical Education Center were started in 1983 by Sharon, as a last ditch effort to provide a home for a group of wild animals which had been used in making documentary films about tropical forests. Despite having little zoology experience in her background, Sharon decided to start a zoo anyway! Why? When wildlife is tamed, they can no longer survive in the wild. Turning the furry and feathered actors out into the forest was not an option, so signs were painted, word was passed around, and The Belize Zoo was born.

Videos

  • Collet Area Representative Patrick Faber has been sworn in as leader-elect of the UDP, 1min.

  • Patrick Faber, victorious in his second attempt to secure leadership of the UDP, delivers his first address as UDP leader elect, 2.5min.

  • Belize International Jazz Festival Online Competition: Allan McKoy in a sax performance - Kissing a Fool, 4.5min. Make sure you attend the BIJF Concert on Saturday, July 18th at the Marion Jones Sporting Complex (Ticket booth area) to catch our winners perform!

  • Patrick Faber Wins!, 9min.

  • Wrap-up of UDP Leadership Convention, July 2020!, 5min.

  • Patrick Faber is the new Leader-elect of the UDP, 30min.

  • Fly Fishing in Belize, 5min.

  • Kimo talking about the importance of watersheds, min.

  • Belize ‘19, 7.5min. Great times with great friends down in Belize! (Plus a trip to Tikal, Guatemala)

  • Faber Wins! Another State of Emergency in Belize. What's Up at Elections and Boundaries?, 22min.

  • My skydive into The Great Blue Hole in Belize, 2.5min.

  • BLACK GROUPER and SPOTTED HIND GROUPER/BELIZE DEEP DROP, 12min. Watch this big black grouper brake the Rod tip but still get caught. Also a very rare species of grouper(Spotted Hind).

  • BELIZEAN STEW CHICKEN, 6min. Home cooked Belizean Food

  • TRAVELLING around BELIZE (Caye Caulker) & MEXICO (Quintana Roo), 6min. Spent two weeks traveling around awesome beaches and places. Beginning in an Island in Belize, called Caye Caulker, where we got the opportunity to do one of our best snorkel where we could observe being too close to this amazing sea animals and wonderful corals. And continuing to Mexico, Quintana Roo, where we started in Bacalar, enjoying the Seven Colors Lagoon, and visiting the cenotes around it.

  • Jaguar at Chan Chich in Belize, 3.5min.

  • Relaxing Ocean Waves at NIght | Hopkins, Belize | 8 Hours for Sleep, 8hrs.

  • San Pedro, Belize "La Isla Bonita" For Father's Day, 11min. so me and my family took at trip to the beautiful island of san pedro for fathers day funny joke i never wanted to go because i was dealing with alot after my social media melt down

  • TRAVEL TO BELIZE (DJI MAVIC MINI 2.7K), 4min. Belize a vista de drone! :)

  • Jaguar at Chan Chich in Belize, 3.5min.

  • Our Alboradas, 24min. Guadalupe Media shares a snippet of Our Alboradas we thank Mrs.Elenita Leslie & our staff member, Linette from the Institute of Social & Cultural Research for all her efforts in documenting this community celebration
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