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The San Pedro Sun

Universal Children’s Month marks Belize’s 30th anniversary of the signing of the Convention on the Rights of a Child
Universal Children’s Day is celebrated every year on the 20th of November; therefore, child welfare events are held across the globe as well as in Belize during the month. This year Universal Children’s Day is extra special for Belize as it marks the 30th anniversary of its signing on to the United Nation’s Convention on the Rights of a Child (CRC). The goal of Universal Children’s day is to improve child welfare worldwide, promote and celebrate children’s rights, and promote togetherness and awareness amongst all children. Initially launched in 1954, Universal Children’s Day has seen some milestone events in the field of child welfare.

San Pedro High School freshman and sophomores receive laptops
As part of the Ministry of Education (MOE), Digi Belize, and Microsoft’s new pilot Digital Education Project, 375 students from the San Pedro High School (SPHS) received laptops. The Digital Education Project gears towards creating a digital learning platform for secondary schools in Belize. On Tuesday, November 5th, during the distribution of SPHS report cards, all first and second form students also received their laptops. Both students and parents had to sign contracts and pay $60 to insure the laptops. All 375 students who received a laptop will be able to take it home with them.

BTB Mid-year report shows impressive growth
Belize’s tourism industry continues to show impressive growth according to the Belize Tourism Board’s (BTB) recent mid-year tourism insight performance release. It is the first digitally interactive publication produced by BTB to provide the tourism industry with a snapshot of tourism trends occurring over the first six months of 2019. The publication is instead of the annual Tourism Digest that is produced at the end of the calendar year and contains an overview of arrival trends in the overnight and cruise sectors respectively.

Copa San Pedro rolls into finals
The grand finale of the Copa San Pedro Football Tournament is coming to an end, with upcoming games for third, second and first place. The first round of games will take place on Thursday, November 7th, with a second and final set of matches on Sunday, November 10th at the Ambergris Stadium. San Pedrito Scorpions and Terror Squad will compete for third place, while Legends and Captain G’s will battle for the championship of the tournament. Organizers of Copa San Pedro invites everyone to the Ambergris Stadium to the last game of the season, which will see a champion on Sunday, November 10th. Gates will open from 5PM, and the championship match will commence at 7PM.

Various Belizean Sources

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Rotaract Halloween 2019
The Rotaract Club of San Ignacio had their annual Halloween costume contest and haunted house at Hode's this weekend. There were some nicely thought out costumes there. "We would like to thank everyone who helped us with our Annual Costume Competition on Saturday. It was a fun night spending it with the children."

NUKUX TAT
The Nukux Tat is a powerful spirit which protects the jungle, animals and even humans. It is also known as Tata Duende,Tata Balam or el Dueño del monte. The word Tata Duende comes from the Yucatec Maya word Tata meaning elder or grandfather. Duende come from a Spanish word which originated as a contraction of the phrase dueño or Dueño de Casa. So Tata Duende means Old owner or Grandfather owner. Nukux tat is a Yucatec Maya word meaning Great father or Great elder. Tata Balam can mean Old jaguar or Grandfather guardian.

Crocodiles targeted by Poachers
Two iconic island crocs have been targeted by poachers this week within 24 hours of each other. Thanks to the vigilance of island residents, we were able to save Fluffy from an illegal trap. Fluffy is the largest female we’ve caught in recent years, and one of the few sexually mature females we’ve caught on the island within the last 18 months. Unfortunately there was nothing we could do to save Charlie. After receiving a report about a dead croc floating in the mangroves of the Hol Chan Marine Reserve protected waters on the back side of the island, we found the poached body of one of the largest male American crocs on Ambergris, known as three-legged Charlie.

COMPOL Chester Williams tours the Corozal District
COMPOL Chester Williams, joins Minister of National Security Hon. John Saldivar, in touring the Corozal District. In today's highlight, Minister Saldivar, along with COMPOL Williams, reopened the refurbished Caledonia Village Police Sub Station & met with all the Police Officers of the Corozal Police Formation. The Minister's Corozal District tour is also joined by the B.D.F. General Steven Ortega, Belize Coast Guard Rear Admiral John Boland & Senior Officials of the Ministry of National Security". Courtesy Belize Police Department

EMERGENCY MANATEE REHABILITATION PLACEMENTS
Wildtracks is urgently seeking Emergency Volunteers between now and the end of December on the Manatee Rehabilitation Team following the arrival of Nugget, the newest manatee calf intake. Nugget is still requiring intensive care, and we need to expand the Manatee team during this critical period. For this emergency period only, we will be accepting short term (2-week) placement as well as our regular 1 month placements.

Counterpart Appreciation Month
November is Counterpart Appreciation Month and Peace Corps Belize takes this opportunity to say THANK YOU to each and every counterpart in Belize who has worked with Peace Corps Volunteers throughout these years. Without Counterparts our work would not be possible. Thank you to you for taking time to work with Volunteers, teaching them about local culture and norms, taking that extra time to help them integrate in the communities and for making their service successful. Thank you for not only becoming their counterpart but also the friendships developed and those long lasting relationships. Thank you for your support for Peace Corps in Belize.

Paradise Theater playing this weekend
Dora: The Lost City of Gold, The Peanut Butter Falcon, The Kill Team, Good Boys

San Pedro Tourist Guide Association meeting Nov. 13
Important meeting on November 13 2019 at 7pm Discussion on the Professional Course and certificates for New tour guides.

WÁAY(Huay) - BELIZEAN MAYA LEGEND
Between the Yucatec Maya people of Belize there is the story of the Wáay . The plural of Wáay is Wáayo'ob . For the ancient Maya the Wáay refered to a animal that shared its essence with each person; a kind of "accompanying spirit". The wáay also spelled as Huay can refer to a person who can control this accompanying spirit or transforms into an animal while asleep . After conquest due to religion this legend was more associated with evil . A Wáay can be either good or bad . A wáay can use its powers to benefit a community . Also can use its powers to do mischievous acts . Depending on the transformation the Huay gets a different name . In northern Belize the Huay which are more known are .

Channel 7

DPM Faber Speaks on Saldivar Launch
On Sunday, UDP leadership candidate John Saldivar rolled into Belize City and put on quite a political show at the Civic Center.  It was the official launch of his leadership campaign and he had more than three thousand supporters in the audience, which is twice the number that Patrick Faber bought out two months earlier  He also had a roster of political stars, including ministers and mayors.   As we reported - Sadivar's event outdid Faber's similar but not identical launch two months earlier.  Today we tracked Faber down at the groundbreaking for a new rural school.  We asked him if the appearance of lesser strength and support is a fatal blow to his campaign:

Faber 'Hearts' Finnegan
And while he remains confident that he can again beat the odds - there is a critical difference this time around.  Faber no longer has the support of Michael Finnegan - who was his chief strategist and de facto campaign manager in 2016 when he beat Saldivar in the race for the UDP's Deputy Leader post.   This time Finnegan has quite dramatically come out in support of Saldivar.  It's a key defection - but is it fatal to Faber's campaign? That's what we asked:   Jules Vasquez: "Then it would seem optically at least like your haemorrhaging support when you see Michael Finnegan who was a linchpin in your last campaign and also Ms. Dianne Finnegan who is an employee of the Ministry of Education."

Shyne Suggested Faber Petty and Vindictive
And while Faber wants to hug up with Finnegan, either now or later, it doesn't seem that he's eager to do the same with his nephew, Shyne Barrow.   As we told you, at the Saldivar launch on Sunday - Shyne said John Saldivar was NOT "malicious, vindictive and victimizing and petty" - which clearly suggested that his opponent is all those things. This was echoed by another speaker, Minister of State Frank "Pawpa" Mena.   We asked Faber about it today: Jules Vasquez: "Since you said it's not personal, this was a recurring theme certainly from Frank "Papa" Mena and Shyne Barrow that John Saldivar is not petty and vindictive and Shyne eluded to some entitlement to power. They had to be taking swipes at you, backhanding swipes."

Did Faber Fire 'Yellowman'?
And for proof that he is vindictive - Faber's opponents point to the firing of Brian Yellowman Audinett.  He's a maximum solider for the UDP - and he had a job with the Sports Council checking on the lighting at sports facilities within the city.  It's a small, rather meaningless job; not much really, just what would be called an "end." But, Yellowman himself told Jules Vasquez on Sunday that Faber had fired him - because he is supporting Saldivar.  Now - the Sports Council does fall under Faber's ministry of sports - so we asked about it today: Jules Vasquez: "But if indeed you are not as they claim backhandedly, personal, petty or vindictive. Then why is that you have fired Bryan "Yellow man" Audinett, he told me that on Sunday."

Faber Still Pursuing Prime Ministerial Dream
And while he seemed to be on the defensive today - Faber was in his comfort zone at a school groundbreaking.  He used a portion of his speech to address the schoolchildren at the El Progresso 7 Miles Community.   In encouraging them to dream big, and accomplish great things, he told them his about his dream to be the Prime Minister: Hon. Patrick Faber - Minister of Education: "You know there are some people who criticize me because a long time ago I said I wanted to be prime minister of this country and some people laughed at that..."

Nightmare Robbery At Dream Like City
And we take a break from all the politics now. Tonight, Belize City police are looking for 3 men who they believe can help them get to the bottom of an armed robbery at the Dream Like City Bar.  It happened sometime after 9:00 last night.  4 men entered the bar, on the Philip Goldson Highway in Belize City. They pretended to be customers, but changed their act when then robbed everyone at gunpoint and fled. At a press briefing today, and the head of the Criminal Investigations Branch in Belize City shared a few details about the case with us:

Robbers Jacked Circle R
Belmopan police are also investigating an aggravated burglary which happened last night Circle R Rice Belmopan Branch, located at mile 45 on the George Price Highway.  Some time just before 9:00, one of the Circle R's employees, drove into the compound to drop off the company vehicle. That's when armed thieves - who had been lying in wait - barged in, and tied him up.  After that, they stole one of the company's cargo trucks, and one of their motorcycles. Police told us today that they had to recover that by this morning, that truck had already made it across the border to Melchor:

Fears Deepen Over Missing Teen
Turning back to Belize City, tonight the family of 18-year-old Jaswant Brooks is worried sick about his whereabouts. He left his home in the Lake I area on Monday, and he was only supposed to go to the nearby shop to buy some items.  But, he never came back, and 3 days later his family is worried sick. They haven't heard from him, and say that he has never stayed away from home like this before. Today, police told us that they offering all the help they can: Supt. Alejandro Cowo - OC, CIB: "On Tuesday, Mr. Kent Brooks visited the Precinct 2 Police station reported that his son, Jaswant Brooks, 18 years of age, was last seen on Monday when he left from his residence, en route to go purchase some items within the vicinity..."

No Answers in Eric Tillet Shooting
On Tuesday, we told you about 27-year-old Eric Tillett. He is the Belize City resident from Lavender Street who was shot on Monday night, just before the start of the evening news. As we told you, residents from the St. Martin's Area heard the sound of at least 10 gunshots being fired, and when the shooting stopped, they found Tillett suffering from multiple injuries inside his yard. During today's press briefing, the police shared what they have been able to find out about the incident so far:

No Witness, Man Gets Off Murder
And, in court news. Another accused murderer was acquitted in the Supreme Court today because the main prosecution witness refused to cooperate. This time, the main witness didn't even show up to court, and police couldn't find him in time for the trial. The accused in this instance was 30-year-old Ervin Fitzgibbon, charged with the murder of Keimar Nicholas, who was also known as "Bwee (Bee Wee). Sometime after 8:00 on January 23rd, 2017, Nicholas was playing basketball on a court that is actually a part of his family's yard on Lindo's Alley. He was enjoying a game with 2 friends when an unknown man rode up on a bicycle, fired several shots at the group and sped off. Nicholas was injured in the neck, and he was rushed to the KHMH in time for the doctors to treat his wound and stabilize him.

Talking About The Green Globe at Film Festival
You still have time to make it over to the Bliss Center for the Green Globe panel discussion. It is part of the Belize Film Festival and during the day a number of environmental films were showcased at the Bliss. Well, tonight you have the opportunity to interact and ask the experts questions about the phase out of single use plastics, sargassum, and stony coral tissue loss disease. Here is more from one of the organizers of the tonight's event.

The Importance Of A Pre-School in El Progresso
This morning ground was broken on a community pre-school to be built in El Progresso village - which is in the Mountain Pine Ridge area of the Cayo District.   The Construction of this school and 34 others are being funded in an 88 million dollar project by the Caribbean Development Bank and the Government of Belize.  This will be the first preschool for El progresso village and it's construction is thought to be essential for the educational foundation of the community's children.   Cherisse Halsall has more: The children here at El Progreso Community Primary School in the Mountain Pine Ridge area might look like any other school kids.

An Overview of Education Sector Reform Programme
Today's ground breaking on the El Progresso pre-school was part of The Belize Education Sector Reform Programme.  GOB launched the program back in Jan 2016 in partnership with the Caribbean Development Bank to provide children across the country with equitable access to a quality basic education, and increase enrollment in post-secondary and tertiary education.  But, more than three years later, the project is just getting off the ground because acquiring the land for 35 new schools has proved more difficult than expected:

El Progresso - Montero's Political Breadbasket?
And as we told you the today's Preschool groundbreaking was one of three groundbreaking's in the Cayo Central division.  It's also the second event we've covered in this small remote village of el Progresso in less than a week.  Front and central at both events was area representative Rene Montero. We asked him if he's counting on the village to shore up his political fortunes in Cayo Central. Jules Vasquez: "It's the second event you've had in 7 miles progresso in a week or in a few days. Is this now a strategic village for you being that you lost the village council in the very big San Antonio and in Georgeville, Unitedville?"

Is Montero With Faber in Leadership Bid?
And so while Montero says it's all about education - we do take note that Faber made a point to attend three groundbreakings in his constituency today.  Montero, very notably - did not attend Saldivar's campaign launch - but did attend Faber's one. We asked him about that: Jules Vasquez: "A super majority of the representatives for Cayo, are on the poster with Mr. Saldivar. Do you feel that you are dangerously hanging out on a limb with Mr. Faber?"

Salvation Army Rings Bells For Your Support
Can you believe Christmas is right around the corner already? Now, some Belizeans, especially in the Culture Capital may be protesting because the 19th of November is naturally the next big celebration and nothing should take away from that.  But, the Salvation Army hopes everyone can give them a break since their kettle drive is for a worthy cause. The Salvation Army officially launched their kettle appeal today in front of the Scotiabank downtown branch. We stopped by to capture the Christmas carol-singing children and find out how all your monetary contributions will go a long way this Christmas:

Does Darrell Have Another Run In Him?
Darrell Bradley took his seat as the new President Of The Senate in June of this year. Now when he is not presiding over senate meetings, he is running in and out of court dealing with cases as an attorney. But will we ever see him at the forefront in electoral politics again? Say maybe... run in a division? That is what we asked him today at the Salvation Army Kettle drive launch, at which he is a usual guest and contributor. Bradley told us indeed, he hasn't thrown in the towel on politics and only time will tell what his next move will be.

Education Minister Can't Help University Students With Registration Fees
And, finally, tonight, there's been some outcry recently because over 100 students face the prospect of having to leave the University of Belize because they cannot pay their registration fees. Today, we asked Education Minister Faber if he can do, or will do anything: Hon. Patrick Faber - Minister of Education: "Everybody who has to pay a bill at the school, there comes a point where if you don't pay, they will do this in the semester. At UB and I want to be very clear, government gives a tremendous amount..."

Channel 5

Have You Seen Jaswant Brooks?
The Belize Coastguard and police searched the area of Burton Creek on the George Price Highway looking for eighteen-year-old Jaswant Brooks. Brooks, who is now missing for more than forty-eight [...]

Coast Guard Officers Search for Missing Man
A search for the missing Belize City youth proved fruitless this morning. C.I.B. requested the assistance of the Belize Coast Guard to conduct a search at Burdon Canal along the [...]

Circle R Robbed! Employee Tied Up by Thieves
The investigation into a brazen armed robbery in Belmopan led police across the Guatemalan border. Just before nine o’clock on Wednesday night, police were called out to the branch of [...]

Stolen Cargo Truck Found in Melchor, Guatemala
According to Romero, the cargo truck was empty. It is not certain if the thieves wore masks and if there is security footage of the aggravated burglary. Investigators, however, know [...]

Police Investigating the Shooting of Eric Tillett
There have been no arrests yet in the attempt on the life of Eric Tillett. The twenty-seven year old was shot as many as five times on Lavendar Street, Belize [...]

Popular Belize City Bar Targeted by Armed Robbers
A business establishment was hit on Wednesday night as patrons milled inside. Police confirmed today, they are looking for three men that are persons of interest in the armed robbery [...]

Investigators Review Security Video of Centaur Cable Robbery
There was another robbery this week in addition to the jacking at Circle R and Dream Like. At around nine-thirty, on Tuesday morning a pair of armed assailants targeted Centaur [...]

President Clement Sankat Speaks on Students’ Deregistration
On Wednesday night we told you that over a hundred students will be de-registered at University of Belize for not paying their school fees for this semester. As you heard [...]

U.B. President Says Debt “Write-Off” is not Sustainable!
Today we asked Sankat his thoughts on the P.U.P.’s release to write off the students’ debt at the University of Belize. Sankat said that he hadn’t seen the release, but [...]

P.U.P.: “We Need Write Off Mister PM”
The P.U.P.’s release titled “We need write-off Mister PM;” is in obvious reference to the loan write off to the son of the Cabinet secretary. The release states that the [...]

Another Murder Trial Falls Apart in the Supreme Court
Another murder trial crumbled at the Supreme Court today when the defence attorney made a no-case submission since the prosecution could not prove their case without the key witness. Thirty-year-old [...]

Kishore Kumar Charged for Unlicensed Money Lending Operation
The owner of Almacen Shanti in Corozal town Kishore Kumar was charged with operating a money exchange business without a permit.  On Wednesday, the businessman appeared before a magistrate and [...]

Will Darrell Bradley Make a Comeback in 2020?
He is currently the president of the Senate, but before Darrell Bradley was the two-term Mayor of Belize City. Bradley, the ambitious politician, however, stepped aside and did not seek [...]

Darrell Bradley, a Future Prime Minister of Belize?
While Bradley did not comment on the leadership race between John Saldivar and Patrick Faber, we asked if he too would aspire to be the U.D.P. leader or prime minister [...]

The 2019 Salvation Army Kettle Appeal is Officially Launched
This morning in the downtown area of the City, the Salvation Army launched its annual Kettle Appeal ushering in the season for giving. The sounds of the ringing of the [...]

BWS Calls for Environmental Awareness on Water Resources
The source of water from which many are able to drink, cook and use for other activities has often been taken for granted as an infinite well that supplies the [...]

28 Participants Complete U.B./I.D.B. Climate Change Programme
The University of Belize and the Inter-American Development partnered to create a short term programme to build the local capacity of the management of natural and climate hazards along the [...]

Providing Employment Opportunities for Belizeans
A job fair takes place this weekend so if you are looking for work the place to be is on Coney Drive, Belize City. Transparent BPO is looking for individuals [...]

2019 Film Festival Kicks off at the Bliss
The Belize International Film Festival 2019 kicked off in grand fashion on Wednesday evening with the red carpet treatment.  The opening night of the fourteenth edition of the festival, hosted [...]

Healthy Living: Bad Habits Affecting Your Teeth
Last week around this time, children were out collecting their fair share of sweets and treats. Now that Halloween is over, it is an excellent time to reassess your family’s [...]

The Reporter

Dream Like-City Nightclub Robbed In Brazen Hold-up
The Reporter has confirmed that popular and controversial nightclub Dream Like City was robbed last night...

Owner Of Money Exchange Establishment In Corozal Detained
The Reporter has confirmed that on Tuesday (November 5th.) Police charged Kishore Kumar, owner of Almacen Shanti in Corozal for operating a money lending business without a permit.

LOVE FM

Search for Jaswant Brooks
It has been almost four days since 18-year-old Jaswant Brooks has been seen. His family has grown concerned and are following all leads that they receive.

Armed robbers target Dream Like City
Workers and patrons of Dream Like City Night Club on the Philip Goldson Highway were held up last night by four men of dark complexion. It is an unsuspecting target for thieves particularly during open hours.

Father wants answers about his injured baby
A father of two is claiming that his seven-month-old child was severely injured whilst in the custody of the Human Services Department. Kevin Arnold told Love News that his 7-year-old son and two-year-old daughter were removed from the family home in Belize City because the Department found their living arrangements to be unfit.

Sex tourism – how did it end up in Belize?
Tourists engaged in nude acts on Ambergris Caye has caused an uproar in the tourism sector on the island, who are now calling on the relevant authorities to investigate the promotion of these types of activities.

Truck stolen from Circle R found in Guatemala
Just before nine o’clock last night a truck driver was robbed of his employer’s delivery truck for Circle R Rice Products. The incident reportedly happened at a storage site in Cotton Tree Village, Cayo District.

Freezone’s stakeholders and Board of management meet to discuss extra fees
A handful of stakeholders of the Benque Viejo Del Carmen Free zone were protesting on Monday because of an increase of fees by the Free zone’s Board. One of the operators reportedly locked the gate, blocking entrance from everyone.

Tis the season to be jolly; Salvation Army Kettle drive begins
Scotiabank Belize is the first to donate to the Salvation Army’s annual Christmas Kettle Appeal for this year. The bank gave two thousand dollars during the launch this morning.

No answers for Shailey Polanco
Police seem to be dragging their feet in the death of 18-year-old Shailey Polanco . The teenaged mother died on October 26 after she ingested poison.

what can you do to mitigate climate change
Climate change is any significant long-term change in the expected patterns of average weather of a region or the whole Earth over a significant period of time. Global warming is the long-term rise in the average temperature of the Earth's climate system.

Celebration of National Children’s month
November is Universal Children’s Month and activities on a national level includes a Children’s Parliament on the 20th November to coincide with Universal Children’s Day.

Absent Witness In Fitgibbon Case
Another trial has ended in a no-case submission since prosecution could not prove their case without the key witness. 30-year-old Enfield Ervin Fitzgibbon, who was charged with the murder of 19-year-old Keimar Nicholas, was acquitted of the charge today before Justice Colin Williams in a trial without a jury.

Breaking Belize NewsPJ

Salvation Army talks uplifting Belizeans from poverty
The Salvation Army’s charitable works make them among the most recognized churches in Belize, but […]

Family and police continue search for Jaswant Brooks
Jaswant Brooks, 18, remains missing tonight amid concerns he has come to harm. The teenager […]

HIV medication could be available by the weekend
The scarcity of anti-retroviral (ARV) medication could be addressed by this weekend, according to the […]

Ministry of Health responds to fraud allegations regarding medical students
Belize has been mentioned in an investigation being carried out by the University of Otago in […]

Robbers pretending to be customers rob Dream Like City
Sometime around 9:30 last night four men entered popular nightclub Dream Like City in Belize […]

Police: Robbery at Centaur cable caught on cam
Sometime around 10 o’clock on Tuesday morning an armed robber entered Centaur Cable Company at […]

Police detain but release suspects in Eric Tillett shooting
Police detained but released several persons in connection with Monday night’s shooting of Eric “Rico” […]

Circle R Rice targeted by armed burglars
Just before 9 o’clock last night there was an aggravated burglary in western Belize. It […]

Salvation Army needs your generosity for annual kettle appeal
We are less than two weeks from Garifuna Settlement Day, and believe it or not, a […]

Taiwan Can Be a Valuable Partner in the Global Response to Climate Change
Соnсеntrаtіоnѕ оf аtmоѕрhеrіс саrbоn dіохіdе rесоrdеd аt thе Маunа Lоа Оbѕеrvаtоrу іn Наwаіі hіt а hіѕtоrіс hіgh оf 415 раrtѕ реr mіllіоn іn Мау 2019. Тhе Wоrld Меtеоrоlоgісаl Оrgаnіzаtіоn hаѕ аlѕо rеlеаѕеd dаtа ѕhоwіng thаt […]

Director of Health Services advises public to eliminate dengue risk factors
The Director of Health Services, Dr. Marvin Manzanero told Breaking Belize News today that he […]

Minister Rene Montero to break ground for new Pre-School in El Progresso, Cayo
Cayo Central area representative, Rene Montero and the Ministry of Education, Youths, Sports and Culture […]

Why You Should Retire in Placencia, Belize
While Ambergris Caye used to be the go-to retirement spot for people looking to retire […]

Blogs

Africans in Belize
The earliest African arrivals to Belize, then known as British Honduras, appears in a text penned by a Spanish missionary in 1724. Said text claims that the British had been importing slaves from Jamaica and Bermuda; in truth, the British had claimed the territory we now know as Belize in the middle of the 1600s. This meant bringing British technology to the land in order to cull resources from the lush forests throughout the area. Unable to find willing laborers needed to chop and haul logs and mahogany, the British relied on slaves from Africa.

Ray Caye: This Sunny Belize Island is Like No Resort You’ve Visited in the Past
Join the eco-off-the-grid community at a brand new haven that represents the future of resort tourism. According to MarketWatch, people in today’s society have become so enmeshed in their digital lives, some suffer health crises when their electronic devices disappear or fail to work. Taking advantage of this reality, writer Kari Paul took a deep dive into the state of “disconnect desperation” consumers experience, even when on vacation. Her journey took her to the newly-launched travel company “Off the Grid” committed to sending travelers to destinations where phones are not permitted.

Rum Popo – The Perfect Holiday Drink
Celebrate Christmas the right way with some rum popo (the Belize egg nog)! Rum Popo is a rich creamy blended traditional drink made in Belize that is similar to egg nog. This drink, dating back hundreds of years, is typically served in Belizean households as a celebratory drink shared with family and friends but can also be found in restaurants and bars all throughout the month of December. Almost every home makes their own version of rum popo. The creamy drink is also used as a unique homemade gift between family and friends during the holidays.

International Sourcesizz

Black Travel Vibes: Find Your Bliss In Belize
Often overshadowed by other destinations in the region like Costa Rica and Panama, Belize is an escape that often catches many by surprise. Known for its clear blue seas, coral reefs, amazing wildlife, underwater museums, and vibrant culture, the country is definitely a getaway on the rise. Travelers looking for authentic experiences will fall in love with the warm and welcoming vibes of Belize. On top of that, the country’s affordability means that you can discover all the wonders of the Central American nation without breaking the bank. Creative explorer Romie Williams (@roamingwithromie) recently went to Belize and from the looks of her photos, the trip was nothing short of pure bliss. Take a look at our exclusive guide to Belize to learn more about how to plan your own journey to paradise.

Marriott Is Opening a New Resort in Belize
A hot new resort is coming to one of the Caribbean’s hottest hotel destinations: Belize. The new Alaia Belize is set in the bustling destination of San Pedro Town in Ambergris Caye, a residential resort community that will be part of Marriott’s Autograph Collection. The beachfront property, the first-Marriott branded resort in Belize, will include a pool, spa and fitness center, a wedding venue, a beach club, several eateries and a signature rooftop pool.

Videos

  • Cane toad, 1/2min.

  • Snorkel Diving at Hol Chan Marine Reserve, .5min.

  • Channel 5 Obituaries - GERALD COMPTON FAIRWEATHER, CBE, 1min.

  • Green Globe: Fostering a Green Belize, 3hr39min. Live Panel Discussions on Sargassum, new coral disease and the follow up to phase out of single use plastic and Styrofoam legislation.

  • Minister of Natural Resources Hon. Hugo Patt and his team continue their mobile outreach!, 1.5min. The Ministry of Natural Resources is committed to continue efforts of providing accessible land administrative services to all Belizeans in a location that is convenient for them.

  • Wildtracks Video: Thinking about applying for the Emergency Manatee Rehabilitation Placement?, 3.5min. Find out more about volunteering at Wildtracks...

  • Sky Diving: Belize, 2min. On the north side of San Pedro Town, I found these Sky Divers on the move...

  • Giant in Belize: Sleeping giant, 1.5min. Limestone mountain shaped like a person lying down. It is located in the maya mountains of Belize.

  • There was a " TORNADO " in Caye Caulker ,Belize on Saturday November 2nd,2019, 2min.

  • World Heritage - Great Blue Hole in Belize, 4.5min. Scuba diving in the Blue Hole, the Natural Monument of Belize ranks among the top diving destinations in the world for its geological formations and stunning bird's-eye view

  • Christmas In Town Starting 6th December,2019!, 1/2min.