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The San Pedro Sun
Belize Medical Associates San Pedro Clinic is officially inaugurated
A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held to officially inaugurate the Belize Medical Associates (BMA) San Pedro Clinic located at the Grand Caribe premises, north of Ambergris Caye on Saturday, September 7th. Present at the ceremony was Grand Caribe Manager Sean Feinstein, Belize Medical Associates Board Chairman Dr. Marcelo Coyi, Person in Charge of BMA San Pedro Clinic Dr. Renae Sersland, Mayor Daniel Guerrero, Rickilee Response & Rescue President (Triple R) Billy Leslie, Dr. Otto Rodriguez San Pedro Polyclinic II Administrator Eric Najarro, councilors Flora Ancona and Ruben Gonzalez, BMA doctors and other guests.
Litzy Castillo Guillen is Miss San Pedro 2019-2020
18-year-old Litzy Castillo Guillen became San Pedro Town’s 56th beauty ambassador after being selected during the annual Miss San Pedro 2019-2020 beauty pageant on Saturday, September 7th.
Held at the Honourable Louis Sylvestre Sporting Complex in San Pedro Town, the pageant saw five beautiful contestants vying for the coveted title in a show that delivered confidence, elegance, poise, and entertainment.
Stagnation of the New River: What is Being Done and the Prospect for Improvement
The public is advised on the condition of the New River and updated on the work that has and will continue to be done by the Department of the Environment to address the situation as best as possible.
The Department of the Environment (DOE) has continuously monitored the effluent discharge throughout the country into waterways and the sea using the Effluent Limitations Regulations and the Environmental Protection Act as a legal basis. No industry is allowed to discharge toxic compounds in any concentration.
The world’s most ethical and sustainable shrimp comes from Belize
The global shrimp industry is plagued with problems. In 2016, the United States Department of State published a report indicating the widespread use of forced labor -including minors- in the fisheries of 47 countries, many of them in Latin America and the Caribbean. Shrimp production can also cause large environmental damage. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) estimates that around the world, 87% of wild fish and shellfish populations are fully exploited, overexploited or depleted.
National Institute of Culture and History (NICH) Welcomes Sponsorship from Taiwan for National September Celebrations
The National Institute of Culture and History (NICH) is pleased to announce that as the main coordinating body for the National September Celebrations, it welcomes the generous sponsorship from the Government of the Republic of China (Taiwan).
The ceremony took place at the NICH Headquarters on September 6th, 2019. On behalf of the people and government of the Republic of China (Taiwan), His Excellency Ambassador Remus Li-Kuo Chen extended congratulations to and reaffirmed Taiwan’s unwavering bond with the people and government of Belize.
Miss San Pedro 2019 Is Litzy Castillo Guillen
Five young ladies competed at this year's Miss San Pedro Pageant which took place on Saturday, September 7, 2019 under the theme “Jewels of the Sea”. Helen Barrera, Tanisha Rhaburn, Litzy Castillo, Eileen Reyes and Blanca Velasquez took on the stage at the Hon. Louis Sylvestre Sporting Complex, venue for this year's pageant. At event's end, Miss Litzy Castillo Guillen sponsored by Ramon's Village Resort, was selected as Miss San Pedro 2019.
Stagnation Of The New River: What Is Being Done And The Prospect For Improvement
The public is advised on the condition of the New River and updated on the work that has and will continue to be done by the Department of the Environment to address the situation as best as possible.
The Department of the Environment (DOE) has continuously monitored the effluent discharge throughout the country into waterways and the sea using the Effluent Limitations Regulations and the Environmental Protection Act as a legal basis.
Various Belizean Sources
Corozal wheelchair assessment clinic
The Corozal Branch of Belize Red Cross will be holding a wheelchair assessment clinic on Friday 13 September. It will be at the Red Cross centre in Santa Rita Heights.
The following things need to be considered:
There is a very limited number of chairs.
This first clinic is only for assessing, no chairs will be given out on 13 September.
There is a very limited number of clinic openings as we only have one assessor.
Appointments need to be made with the assessor.
The National Optimist Champion is 15 year old Adyanieri Teck of our Corozal Bay Sailing Club
"Belize Sailing Association held its ninth National Championship Regatta 2019 at beautiful Consejo Shores in the Corozal District. Alongside the host club Corozal Bay Sailing Club were Caye Caulker Community Sailing Club, Gales Point and Ladyville Sailing Club.
We are grateful and humbled by all our volunteers who helped in any way to make this event possible. We appreciate you all. Volunteers, there’s nothing little about the light you shine.
Corozal Bay Sailing Club was awarded with a certification of recognition for their unbroken long standing commitment and dedication to the Belize Sailing Association.
GOB and the EXIM Bank of Taiwan Sign a Loan Agreement for the Financing of the Corozal-Sarteneja Road Project
This morning in Belize City, the Rt. Hon. Dean Barrow, Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, signed a loan agreement between the Government of Belize and the Export-Import Bank of the Republic of China (Taiwan) (EXIM Bank) in the sum of US$50M for the upgrading of the Corozal-Sarteneja Road and the construction of the Pueblo Nuevo and Laguna Seca bridges. Ground is expected to be broken on the project in mid-October with actual physical work to commence early in the new year.
Deployment of aerators today for test trial to reoxygenate the water in parts of the New River
Thanks to the support of Belize Natural Energy and the Big Creek Group.
Come enjoy these festivities today in San Pedro!
St. George's Caye Day!
Taiwan Supports the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Belize through the Institutional Strengthening of the Ministries of Foreign Affairs of the Central American Countries
This morning, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs received support from the Republic of China (Taiwan) through the Institutional Strengthening of the Ministries of Foreign Affairs of the Central American Countries. Taiwan has provided support to SICA member states under this program over the last decade.
Through this project, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs seeks to upgrade its I.T. equipment by replacing its current computers with new and modern ones; procuring additional ancillary office equipment; and renovating the existing office space in the Permanent Mission of Belize in New York.
Family Fun Day in Corozal
Today Sept 10th, is Family Fun Day at the Palapa Beach Garden register at the grounds 1:00p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Come out and have some family fun in Corozal!
Belize Soca Culture Fest
Sept 20 at Marion Jones Sporting Complex
Belize Red Cross Corozal Branch - BASIC FIRST AID/CPR COURSE
Friday October 18th at Catherine Kelly Center, Santa Rita at 7:30 a.m. To register call 605-7708. Registration $50. Lunch $10. Space is limited.
BTB Cayo Welcome Center's Open Day & Education Month
The Cayo Welcome Center held its first ever Open Day & Education Month. The theme was "Uniting our Tourism Stakeholders Through Education, Conservation & Culture."
Origins of San Jose Palmar
Running away from the Caste war they found refuge in Yalbac
A tranquil haven,
A lush environment,
The Icaiche and Santa Cruz Maya found a home away from military attacks
They developed a series of small villages to farm,
They slashed and burned,
Hunted and toiled
Recreating life on a new land to affirm
The Maya asserted sovereignty through occupation
They distributed the land without altercations
Bails, Bullets and A Plane, Cops Nab Drug Plane After Firefight
Tonight, police are in possession of more than a tonne of cocaine - after they intercepted a drug plane this morning - after a fiery exchange with the drug runners.
It unfolded very early this morning in the southern Belize District when a team of police and BDF intercepted a drug plane off the Coastal Highway.
We have all the details for you tonight - but we start with the drugs, which are being stored and secured at the Racoon Street Police situation. 7News was there when they arrived:...
Cops Caught A Ton of Cocaine
But, that's just the prelude to a very big story. In total, 6 foreigners are in police custody for this morning's big drug plane bust.
They have not been charged as yet so police have not released their names but they are 4 Hondurans, 1 Ecuadorian and 1 Mexican - two of them are pilots. 3 of the 6 are under police guard at the KHMH after being injured in the shootout at the illegal airstrip on the coastal road.
Police also recovered 41 bales or 1,210 parcels of cocaine from the scene and - as you saw - the King Air 200 they flew in is also in police custody.
Creating a Regional Defense Against Drug Planes
CEO in the Ministry of National Security George Lovell was also at the police press briefing head table. He spoke about strengthening ties with their Central American counterparts to better respond to transnational crime.
Ret'd Col. George Lovell, C.E.O., Ministry of National Security:
"I have in fact been working with our partners. The question was asked if there is any sort of liaison being done with Interpol and those other organizations. I want to say that just recently I had the opportunity to visit one of the regional centers for intelligent sharing in Salvador and I can tell you that we are looking favourably at seeing if Belize can participate in those kinds of centers and forums..."
Senior Tax Officer Charged By The FBI
Reynaldo Verde is one of the most senior tax administrators in Belize - he's the Deputy Tax Service Director at the newly amalgamated Belize Tax Services Department.
But, tonight, he's in the custody of the FBI at a Federal detention Center in the US state of Virginia. 7News has confirmed that the Feds picked up Verde while he was transiting through the USA on Saturday. He was returning from an official trip to Brussels to attend an international tax conference.
Financial secretary Joseph Waight today confirmed that Verde was charged with violating a US criminal code related to interference with Commerce. Reports say he pled not guilty. At this point, we do not know what compliant or transaction the charge is based on.
Repairing The New River Begins With Aeration
For several weeks now, we've been showing you the severity of the pollution in the New River in the Orange Walk District. According to residents who have lived near it for many years, the river is the worst they have ever seen it.
The effects of the pollution are currently being felt all across the riverside communities, and currently, the most well-known impact is the problem it is causing for the over one thousand students at La Inmaculada Primary School in Orange Walk Town. The school had to close last week Thursday because of the noxious smell and it still isn't opened today.
La Inmaculada Will Not Move
So, while the DOE tries to troubleshoot its first in-field mitigation measure, the strong stench coming off the river is directly affecting La Immaculada Primary School.
As we told you, they were forced to close school last week and there is an idea to relocate the school so that students don't miss too many days.
But, the Principal told us today that the school administration has realized that this would be a logistical nightmare. Here's how she explained why they didn't open classes today, and why they will wait until Wednesday to re-open the school:
New River Killing Business
And while the student body and staff at La Inmaculada are battling the real-time effects of the pollution affecting the New River, the tourism sector in Northern Belize is bracing to take a major hit. Resorts and restaurants near the riverside are losing customers because no one wants to go near the river in its current state.
One of those businesses most affected is the Maracas Bar and Grill Restaurant. It is owned by Phillip De La Fuente and his wife, who are also owners El Gran Mestizo Resort, and Hotel De La Fuente.
We showed you how the DOE is testing their aerator solution on the property near Maracas Bar and Grill, and that's because they are near one of the worst areas of the. polluted river.
Today, De La Fuente told us that they are already facing dire financial times:
The Butchering of Beris
There is a strange death investigation case out west. A man got into a fight on Saturday night and then was found dead afterwards in a yard in San Ignacio. Police are not treating it as a murder investigation at this time. And they told us why today.
ACP Joseph Myvett, Head, N.C.I.B.:
"On Saturday sometime after 10pm, San Ignacio police was called to an area on Bishop Martin Street where upon arrival they observed the motionless body of one Berisforf Budna, 26 years old of a Hillview address in San Ignacio inside a yard. He was transported to the San Ignacio Community Hospital where he was pronounced dead."
The Mason Trial Resumes
After a short delay, the murder trial of William "Danny" Mason, Ashton Vanegas, Keiron Fernandez, Terrence Fernandez, and Ernest Castillo resumed today in the Belmopan Supreme Court.
As we have reported, DPP Cheryl-Lynn Vidal has prosecuted this case against the 5 men, and she spent weeks presenting volumes of evidence to prove that these men all had a hand in the 2016 beheading murder of Pastor Lewellyn Lucas.
The DPP closed her case at the end of July, and today, several of the accused men got a chance to respond to the allegations against them. 3 of the accused men: Ashton Vanegas, Terrence Fernandez, and Ernest Castillo exercised their right to remain silent; and so, they aren't making any defense.
Men Charged for Mike's Store Robbery
Last week we brought you a crime story with a happy ending. A store was robbed in Ladyville but one of the bad guys was chased down by some neighborhood heroes. The other was later arrested by the Police. Today those bad guys had their day in court.
20 Year old Theodore Garcia and a 16 year old high school student appeared separately but both pleaded not guilty to the charge. They have been remanded until October 9th
Alleged Corozal Robbers Make A Guilty Plea
Two men accused of terrorizing Corozal Town appeared in court today.
They are 20 year old Moses Moore and 21 year old Juan Canek. They pleaded guilty to and were charged with firearms offences. Moore pleaded guilty to keeping a silver .38 Taurus brand pistol with 6 rounds of ammunition in its magazine.
Canek pleaded guilty to keeping one black Beretta pistol.
Bringing Awareness To Suicide Reality
Tomorrow, Belizeans will be celebrating St. George's Caye Day, it's a public and bank holiday and most people will either continue partying as part of the September season or spend time with family and friends as they watch the 10th Parade pass by. So it's really hard to think about death or suicide in this festive season, but tomorrow is also World Suicide Prevention Day. It is a serious social concern because our most vulnerable group is youth. The Health Ministry's Mental Health Unit hosted a ceremony today at the Yabra Green Field next to Wesley College to discuss suicide and prevention tips with the students. The theme for this year is "Working together to prevent suicide".
Belize Signs 50 Million US Dollar Sarteneja Road Contract
One of the biggest loans for a road project was signed today in Belize City. 50 million US dollars, that's how much will be spent on the road between Corozal and Sarteneja.
The money is from the Government of Taiwan, through the Export-Import Bank of the Republic of China.
The Prime Minister spoke at the signing at his Belize City office today:
Yo Creek Teen Missing, Family Worries
A Jasmine alert has gone out from the village of Yo Creek. 14 year old Christopher Chi was last seen by family members on Friday September 6th. He has not been seen since. Today his brother appealed for help in locating him. They said he was last seen getting on a motorbike with a friend.
Efrain Chi, brother:
"We don't know anything. Just that the last person we saw get on the motorcycle with him is detained. My family and the rescue team that is working hard on the case. That is all we know up until now. We just hope that people cooperate with us. That is the only way we'll be able to find him."
Cops Say Witness Not Cooperating
And while the family says that the man who he was last seen with is detained, police say he isn't cooperating with them. Here's more from today's press briefing in Belmopan:
ACP Joseph Myvett, Head, N.C.I.B.:
"On yesterday's date sometime around 3pm, police received information of a missing person in that of Christopher Chi, 14 years old of a Yo Creek address in the Orange Walk District..."
Cops Give Their Version of San Victor Showdown
Police also gave an official report on Thursday afternoon's showdown in San Victor. As we told you, police stopped a contraband pickup - and had to run for cover and abandoned the cargo after they got stone. It. Is alleged that the cops show two men. So what do the police have to say about it? Here's their side of the story:
New Belize Ms. Universe Pursues Her Destiny
On Saturday night 26 year old Destinee Arnold was crowned Miss Belize Universe.
Destinee bested seven other contestants who were all vying for the coveted title. She will represent Belize at the 68th edition of the Miss Universe pageant which will take place late this year in South Korea. Today we spoke to the New Miss Belize via phone about pageantry, her crowning moment, and her winning strategy moving forward.
Sizzla, Still Hot, Back in Belize 15 Years Later
Sizzla Kalonji, a true reggae icon and one of the most commercially and critically successful contemporary reggae artists, is back in Belize for the first time in 15 years. He performs tonight at the Marion Jones stadium as the headliner for the Belize September Festival weekend. We caught up with him today for a preview of what's in store tonight.
Jouvert Was Mad!
And that's it for a full news night. Thanks for sticking with us - and we hope you have a great tenth holiday. Join us tomorrow at 8:00 am for the official ceremonies from the memorial park.
Belize Security Forces Make Huge Drug Bust; 1210 Parcels of Cocaine Confiscated!
A well-coordinated and strategic anti-drug operation led to a police shootout and the confiscation of one thousand two hundred and ten parcels of cocaine packed in forty-one bails on board [...]
Shootout Between Police and Drug Traffickers! 3 Suspects Injured
According to the Commissioner, at the sight of law enforcement officers, one of the vehicles with suspects in it took off. Officers set chase while others remained at the landing [...]
ComPol Williams, “We are not afraid, no.”
Three of the men who were shot are under heavy police guard at the K.H.M.H. where officers this morning were shown several of the exits. Interestingly, no locals were found [...]
Fighting Transnational Drug Trafficking is a Regional Effort
At today’s press briefing, C.E.O. in the Ministry of National Security, Retired Colonel George Lovell spoke to the importance of working with regional partners and countries that form part of [...]
Brawl Leads to Fatal Stabbing in Santa Elena
A brawl on Saturday night in San Ignacio led to murder. It started among a group of twenty persons and soon escalated in front of a well-known supermarket. Twenty-six year [...]
Laquan Flowers and Mark Phillips Injured in George Street Shooting
A pair of twenty-year-old men received various degrees of injury following a shooting incident on George Street on Sunday morning. Laquan Flowers and Mark Phillips were reportedly at a residence [...]
Senior Public Officer arrested in the US
There is word that Reynaldo Verde, Deputy Director of General Services in the General Sales Tax Department, has been arrested in the United States. Verde was attending a conference in [...]
Classes at La Inmaculada RC School still suspended pending further evaluations
Classes at the La Inmaculada R.C. School in Orange Walk have been suspended until Wednesday. That’s to give time to authorities to deal with the condition of the New River [...]
Ministry of Education says lost days must be recovered
According to the School Principal, Lenny Umaña, they are keeping an eye monitoring the situation. She adds that parents and teachers alike remain concerned over the time being lost due [...]
DOE conducts trials to introduce oxygen into the New River
The Department of the Environment and other agencies are working around the clock to improve the condition of the New River. A number of measures are being taken, this morning [...]
Murder Trial of Danny Mason Resumes in Supreme Court
The murder trial of William ‘Danny’ Mason and his alleged accomplices resumed this morning in the Belmopan Supreme Court before Justice Antoinette Moore. The defense case against brothers Keron and [...]
Two nabbed for gun and ammo
On Friday, the M.I.T. unit and other police officers conducted a vehicular checkpoint at mile sixteen, on the Phillip Goldson Highway. They confiscated two guns and six live rounds of [...]
Police believe they have detained suspects in armed robbery in Corozal
Police believe they have detained the suspects who were part of a heist in Corozal Town last Friday. Today, Head of the National Crimes Investigation Branch A.C.P. Joseph Myvett told [...]
Fire Guts House in Camalote Village
Pastor Floyd Neal lost his house and belongings in a fire over the weekend. The fire was caused by an electrical fault inside the living room of his house in [...]
A Loan Agreement is Signed for Corozal/Sarteneja Road Project
A loan agreement between the Government of Belize and the Export-Import Bank of the Republic of China for fifty million U.S. dollars was signed this morning by Prime Minister Barrow. [...]
Celebrating World Suicide Prevention Day 2019
World Prevention Suicide Day is held globally to raise awareness of mental health issues that lead to suicide. The highest rate of suicide takes place among young people so this [...]
14 Year old Boy Missing
Concerns are growing for missing teenager Christopher Chi. A Jasmine Alert has been issued for the fourteen-year-old youth of Yo Creek Village in Orange Walk. Christopher was last seen with [...]
Carnival Day was Incident Free Say Police
This year’s Carnival Road March came and went without major incidents. That’s because the Belize Police Department went into overdrive on Friday night to ensure that the celebration weekend was [...]
Destinee Arnold takes the crown of Miss Universe Belize
On Friday night, eight Belizean beauties strutted the stage at the Civic Center in hope of becoming the new Miss Universe Belize. The televised pageant started with an introductory dance [...]
Vibrant costumes make up the biggest cultural party of the year
A series of mas camps and other activities gave way to the spectacular road march in Belize City that culminated Carnival 2019. Saturday morning started with the popular J’ouvert at [...]
James Adderley has the weekend sporting activities including the football game between Belize and Grenada
Good evening, I’m James Adderley and this is Sports Monday. [Highlights of the weekend in sports...]
BMA opens clinic on Ambergris Caye
The Belize Medical Associates has expanded its services to residents of San Pedro Town. The Belize Medical Associates San Pedro Clinic was officially inaugurated over the weekend despite the clinic providing services since June 17. The launch happened on Saturday afternoon at the clinic’s location on Grand Caribe premises, just north of the island. According …
41 bales of suspected cocaine confiscated from drug plane; six persons detained
Police Commissioner Chester Williams led an operation off the Coastal Road that yielded a substantial amount of drugs, a plane and the detention of several individuals. During yesterday’s operation, two persons were injured as a result of an exchange of gunfire. Commissioner Williams held a press brief in Belmopan where he noted that the intel …
La Inmaculada students still not in classes
Students of La Inmaculada RC School are still at home despite reports that the school would re-open its doors today. Last Wednesday, the school was shut down due to the stench from the New River. The odor resemled the foul smell of rotten eggs and posed health concerns to the students and teachers who were …
Employee from Ministry of Finance detained by FBI
A Belizean public officer was detained and charged in the United States by the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI). Reynaldo Verde, an employee in the Ministry of Finance was on his way home after attending several meetings abroad. Love News understands that he was detained upon his arrival in Washington due to allegations of extortion. …
14-year-old Christopher Chi is missing
A Jasmine Alert has been issued for a missing teenager of Yo Creek Village, Orange Walk District. 14-year-old, Christopher Chi, was last seen on Friday, September 6 on a motorcycle with a friend, at around 5:30pm. According to Patrick Menzies of Jasmine Alert, it is believed that the child may be in imminent danger. Patrick …
Breaking Belize News
Teenage girl reported missing in Belmopan
The family of 19-year-old Adamir Choc of San Martin area in Belmopan is concerned about her […]
Security guard shot during armed robbery of store in Placencia
Reports to BBN is that a security guard was shot tonight. According to the report, […]
Armed knife robbers charged with robbery
Last week three men entered Mike’s Store on Mantarray Boulevard in Ladyville. Inside, they robbed […]
Man detained for disappearance of teenage boy
Christopher Chi, 14, has been reported missing. The teen was last seen alive on Friday afternoon […]
Suspected robbers busted with guns and proceeds from robbery
On Friday evening, Fries Store on Santa Rita Road in Corozal Town was robbed. At […]
Charges to come following George Street shooting
Two men were shot in Belize City yesterday. They are Laquan Flowers, 20, and Mark Phillips, […]
Edward Broaster: Carnival 2019 was peaceful
Deputy Commissioner of Police, Edward Broaster, today confirmed that there were no major incidents at […]
Police: Suspected cocaine confiscated from drug plane that landed in Belize early this morning
Yesterday Commissioner of Police, Chester Williams, received intelligence that a drug plane from Venezuela was […]
San Victor: Angry mob runs police out of village
Early last week police officers were in San Victor when they saw a pick up […]
“Additional US$2 billion a year could rid the world of malaria by 2050,” new report says
A new report, which was commissioned by the World Health Organization (WHO), says that planet […]
BEL informs of emergency power outage
An emergency power outage is affecting communities along Mile 1 to Mile 3 on Philip […]
Department of Environment deploy aerators in New River
The Department of the Environment (DOE) today deployed aerators for the first test trial to […]
Have you seen Halo?
A family from Cayo is offering a $200 reward for the safe return of their […]
Belize needs “heart” for competition in CONCACAF, says coach after defeat
Vincenzo Annese and his players faced up to the agony of Sunday’s defeat, after […]
GOB signs US $50 Million loan agreement for Sarteneja road project
Prime Minister Dean Barrow signed a loan agreement between the Government of Belize and the […]
Grenada pays tribute to vanquished rivals Belize
The visiting Spice Boyz were magnanimous in victory after Sunday’s match at the Isidoro Beaton […]
14-year-old minor reported missing in Yo Creek, Orange Walk
The family of 14-year-old Christopher Chi is concerned about his whereabouts. Chi was last seen […]
Belize prepares to celebrate St. George’s Caye Day
September 10th marks the anniversary of the Battle of St. George’s Caye in Belize. In the […]
Belize to observe World Suicide Prevention Day
This year, the International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP) and the World Health Organization (WHO), […]
Back in Belize! A Quick Update!
It’s been almost two weeks since I wrote my last post. But just a while back, I got a message that there was an ambulance and a fire truck in front of my mom’s house in New Jersey and…
She is fine. She fell and broke her wrist but I flew back to New Jersey – for the first time in three or four years – to help out with some things. My mom is in a cast and on the mend.
I drove a car for the first time in years. Success. I took Uber and asked so many silly questions, the drivers probably believe that I am a Martian. All these new apps and delivery services really blow my mind.
The Battle of St. George’s Caye
On September 10th Belizeans celebrate the Battle of St. George’s Caye that took place (at you guessed it) St. George’s Caye, located approximately 8 miles away off the coast of Belize City. This Battle celebrates the victory of the British Baymen, Settlers and slaves defeating the Spaniards.
Assisted by the Settlers and slaves, the British Baymen fought for their livelihood against the Spaniards who wanted control of what is now Belize. Although never occupying the territory, Spain considered it part of its Central American colonies, which then included portions of present-day Mexico and Guatemala.
Fall Into Summer In The Caribbean
Late summer and early fall may not be known for their packed event calendars in the Caribbean but you’ll still be amazed at the number of things taking place! CC+L takes a look at some of the things happening on the calendar as summer and fall arrive.
If there is ever a time in the Caribbean that doesn’t have a carnival happening, we are yet to find it! Synonymous with Caribbean culture, it seems there is always something to celebrate! In Belize, August and September are huge months for celebrations, you can experience multiple activities such as Carnival Road March, Battle of St. Georges Caye parades, and Independence Day Celebrations.
BirdWatching Magazine highlighted the 2nd Belize Birding Festival!
Here's what they had to say: Home to more than 500 species of birds—including the keel-billed toucan (Belize’s national bird), harpy eagle, blue-crowned motmot, the endangered jabiru stork, and the scarlet macaw—Belize is a birdwatcher’s Eden. According to the Belize Audubon Society as many as 587 birds have been recorded in Belize, and approximately 20 percent are migrants from North America.
The country is so forested that birders can sometimes spot up to 50 species in a single excursion, and over 200 on a single trip. In 2019, the second Belize Birding Festival is being held in San Ignacio town at the San Ignacio Resort Hotel on October 19 and 20. This annual event will include different speakers, vendors and art exhibitors, guided tours, and other special activities.
World Suicide Prevention Day, 1.5min. September 10th is observed as World Suicide Prevention Day across the world. If you or someone you know is thinking or talking about about suicide, reach out and ask for help.
Nurse Sharks are the Dogs of the Ocean: Diving in Belize, 3min. While Diving in Belize, one of my favorite dive sites is Esmeralda. Located directly off shore of San Pedro, emeralds is home to a vast array of marine life, caverns and tunnels you can explore and vibrant beautiful living coral.
These Nurse sharks are so much fun to dive with since they love divers. What gorgeous animals!
Belize Zoo and Baboon Sanctuary, 1.5min. The tour of the Belize Zoo and Baboon Sanctuary is designed to last approximately 5.5 hours. This includes a 40 minutes drive from Belize City to the Belize Baboon Sanctuary. As we drive we will be narrating the histor of Belize and pointing out interesting sights. When we arrive at the Baboon Sanctuary we will have a short rest room break. after the break we will have time to apply some bug spray. After this we will be hikiing slowly through the rain forest in search of howler monkeys in their natural habbitat. This is the closest you will ever get to a primate iin the wild.
EXPLORING BELIZE, 4min.
Carnival Cruise Hol Chan Snorkeling Belize, 1.5min. A video of the nurse sharks on the Carnival Cruise Line excursion in Belize called "Snorkeling at Hol Chan Marine Reserve- Small Group
Channel 5 Obituaries - WAYNE JEFFERSON WAGNER SR., 2min.
Fire Engine Parade was held in Corozal Monday night., 1min.
Deployment of aerators today for test trial to reoxygenate the water in parts of the New River, 1/4min.
The Garifuna Collective Plays Columbia, 32min. The Garifuna Collective are still on tour, and they performed a great set at the Festival "Colombia Al Parque." They are showcasing some of the best Central American music around South America.
Belize Aug-2019, 10min.
Belize Vacay, 7min. Mermaid Gangstas on vacation in Belize.
Permit Teaser, 1min. Ken Tanaka of Wish4Fish is back on the water. This time in Belize fly fishing for Permit at Tarpon Caye Lodge.
Vacation Trip to Placencia, Belize, 30min.
Belize City, Fire Engine Parade 2019., 4.5min. Belize traditional Fire Engine Parade.
EXPLORING BELIZE, 4min.
Belize Carnival 2019, 33min.
Snorkel Mexico Rocks Belize, 4min. Snorkeling at Mexico Rocks off Ambergris Caye Belize. Nice, easy snorkel. Clear waters. Fish and a few rays , lobsters, conchs, but no sharks or turtles over here today.
Mexico Rocks Snorkel Belize Coral, Lobster, Fish, 5min.
CARNIVAL IN BELIZE 2019!, 42min.
Kids In Action at Mexico Rocks!, 3.5min. Tons of Fun, the kids got to test their knowledge and their free diving skill!