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12/15/2011

Kama Lounge hosts Christmas Full Moon fundraiser Kama Lounge held its Christmas Full Moon fundraiser for HelpAge Belize on Saturday night, December 10th. Making a guest appearance was Melonie Gillett.

Island Academy's Pirated Christmas>
The Island Academy does it once again! Their Christmas Pageant Show named “A Caribbean Pirate Christmas” had Santa Claus battling with Caribbean Pirates on Wednesday night, December 14, 2011.

Hon. Heredia Holds Review Meeting for his Ministry
With the year almost coming to an end, The Ministry of Tourism, Civil Aviation and Culture conducted its annual Heads of Department Meeting this past Friday, December 9 at the San Ignacio Resort Hotel to discuss the accomplishments and identify projects while outline upcoming plans for 2012.

Belize’s economy in dire straits; banks not accepting deposits
We start tonight’s newscast with a story on the economy. It is safe to say that at this of the year consumers traditionally spend more. But for months commercial banks are turning down fixed deposits because requests for loans have gone down considerably. The local banks fear that they will have to pay interest on local and foreign currency sitting in their vaults.

St. Joseph RC School in Cotton Tree burglarized
St. Joseph Roman Catholic School in Cotton Tree was burglarized last night and it’s not the first time that ...

"Legacy's Got Talent" music competition kicks off Saturday in Belmopan
LYM as its commonly known or Legacy Youth Ministries started some six years ago and has been growing ever since. LY...

Grace Primary School renovation competition
Grace Primary School in Belize City has completed a competition to identify needs within the classrooms. The teache...

2011 Crime Statistics for Belize in
Yesterday police released their crime statistics for 2011- for January to October, that is! The report shows that A...

Driver of stolen government vehicle makes public plea
Yesterday we told you of a vehicle belonging to the Government of Belize which was stolen from the Compound at the ...

Belize and Mexico sign Educational and Cultural Cooperation Programme
Belize and Mexico signed the Educational and Cultural Cooperation Programme 2010-2013. The signing took place yeste...

Woman convicted of deadly means of harm
24-year-old Kaycia Fuller was accused of trying to kill another woman on October 2, 2009. Today, a jury announced t...

Animal Park Renovated.
"I believe that Belizean people honestly are being more civic minded, I say that because after inauguration the bus stop by Pallotti, which is in Caribbean ...

Belizean Boy Gets Life-Changing Surgery ...
Our next story is about a Belizean teenager who's gotten lifesaving surgery in Tampa, Florida. 13-year-old Riley Armstrong has scoliosis, basically a bent

The Salvation Army Feeds ...
Over 700 hundred Belize City primary school children were hosted at the luncheon. Such a treat was all made possible with a little help from the Belize City

Prince Harry Heading For Belize ...
Queen Elizabeth's Grandson, 27 year old Prince Harry is headed to Belize in 2012. We are advised that his trip is planned for the first quarter of the new

Hon. Lisa Shoman Heads Election Observer Mission ...
The Organization of American States announced YESTERDAY, that a Belizean Senator will head an Electoral Observation Mission tasked by the OAS to observe

Shoe Shine Service In City's Center ...
Except Belize….seems it's easier to find a humble man in the House of Representatives, than it is to find a shoe shine in this city.

Don Hector Challenges Price Biographer ...
As the book says, quote, "Belize City was once again rife with wild rumours about an imminent handover to Guatemala." The most important part is Maximum

Immigration Investigating ...
LAST NIGHT, we brought you a report on a stinging allegation of extortion and sexual assault made against two Immigration officers working at Belize's

Sarstoon Temash: The View From The Ground ...
... that have inundated government's executive inboxes - from the Prime Minister's office to the Ministry of Natural Resources to the Belize Tourism Board.

Daughter Of Battered Woman Speaks Up ...
If the justice was not made here in Orange Walk where officers did not do their job and just applying to Belize City because this is going to the Supreme

TOLEDO RICE FARMERS TO RECEIVE PAYMENT ...
Toledo rice farmers today complained bitterly that a promised final payment for grains delivered to the Belize Marketing and Development Corporation was not

NEW LOOK FOR BELIZE CITY PARK
The famous animal park across from Baron Bliss grave at Fort Point had been out of commission for quite a while. But today, a freshly rejuvenated

CITCO AND SALVATION ARMY HOLD CHRISTMAS PARTY ...
The event took place at the Holy Redeemer Parish Hall in Belize City and ... 'Every year the Belize City Council teams up with the Salvation Army

NATIONAL HOSPITAL HONORS EMPLOYEES ...
Meanwhile, Dr. Bernard Bulwer, who has been the hospital's Medical Chief of Staff for the past two years, will soon depart Belize to engage in international

Assistance to farmers and women continues ...
The objective of this program is to improve the lives and livelihoods of Belizean people through the Ministry's platform of Food Security, which emphasises

Children in remote village of the Toledo District to get new school ...
The project will be implemented by the Social Investment Fund at an approximate cost of $422000 and financed by the Government of Belize through a loan from

Ministry of Tourism, Civil Aviation and Culture holds End of Year ...
It was also announced that the proposed Master Plan for Belize City has been ... The Belize Tourism Board embarked on an aggressive online marketing

Two killings in a week, incidents unrelated ...
and that man has been identified to police as Abayomi Olatunji, 40, a Nigerian Security Guard who resides on Chancellor Drive, Belize City.

CBTL – Profits up, costs down ...
Belize Telemedia Limited will be holding its 5th Annual General Meeting on Thursday December 15th at the Princess Hotel and Casino.

Traffic mishap claims life of Wayne Williams ...
Williams then hit a West-Line Bus coming in the opposite direction, heading toward Belize City. The right side of his vehicle slammed into the bus in a

BDF Soldier remanded to prison for gun assault on his wife ...
The soldier was taken to the Belize City Magistrate's Court on Friday December 9th where he appeared unrepresented before the Chief Magistrate,

Belize Department of Civil Aviation Website ...
The website is intended to provide an overview of the role, functions and responsibilities of the Belize Department of Civil Aviation, to provide necessary

Two men to stand trial for double murder ...
Two Belize City men will stand trial for a double murder that occurred on February 4 of this year. Charles Young Jr. and Derrick Kuylen will be tried in the

7 busted in car with 9 mm pistol and 8 ...
The Senior Magistrate told the other six accused that the option to withdraw the charge is not in her power and that they will be remanded to the Belize

Fisherman accused of burning girl with cigarette ...
There is not a single legitimate investment in Belize that can yield more returns on the dollar than an investment made in Belize Telemedia Limited.

Grief Counseling for young witnesses of River Valley accident ...
There is not a single legitimate investment in Belize that can yield more returns on the dollar than an investment made in Belize Telemedia Limited.

12/14/2011

Murders Down For 2011 (So Far)
Last year - according to the official figures - there were 129 murders recorded in Belize - a record number - which gave this small country the dubious distinction of having the ...

GSU Finds GUN
And even though the gangs are keeping the peace, the Gang Suppression unit is keeping busy. This morning between 7:30 and 9:00, the GSU searched the home of 24 year old Emerson Linc...

NGO's Collapse As Dutch Funding Agency Pulls Out
You might not know the Dutch agency HIVOS - but you definitely know the NGO's they fund. Well, the news tonight is that HIVOS is pulling out of Belize after more than 30 years, and 18.5...

Immigration Accused Of Grave Misconduct
Belize's Immigration Department is investigating allegations of extortion and sexual abuse by at least two of its border officers. The misconduct is said to have taken place on Novembe...

"Southside Youth Success"
A new project called "Southside Youth Success" will target young men at-risk of joining gangs. The project is spearheaded by the Ministry Of Youth and funded by the United Nation...

Mexico and Belize Renew Educational Exchange
And while that project is for at-risk youth, opportunities are also opening up for young adults seeking educational opportunities. Belize and Mexico today renewed their Educational a...

VIP Launches City Slate/Raises Hell Generally
VIP - the Vision Inspired By the People will be fielding candidates in two of nine municipalities in the upcoming local elections. And the Third-Party In-waiting has picked the citi...

Man Drives Off Concrete Bridge To His Death
There was a fatal traffic accident on the San Miguel Road in the Toledo district on Monday morning around 6:30. Fermin Cho, a resident of Silver Creek Village was driving a Toyota pick-...

Man Who Was Compol During Hattie Visits
Belize is expecting to have a new, foreign Commissioner of Police by early 2012 - and so it's fitting that today we got to talk a former foreign Commish. Charles Albert Howell was br...

Role Reversals In Corozal
The National Drug Abuse Control Council led an effort called the "True Meaning Of Christmas" in Corozal Town a few days ago. It's an ambitious effort - which saw those living on the ...

DJ's Duke It Out
You may not know it, but Sound Clashes are at the root of most modern music, from hip hop to electronica to house: it started in Jamaica with rival sound systems clashing. And a fe...

An Electronic Clusterbomb???
What can only be called an electronic cluster-bomb was released today on the powers that be in the Ministry of Natural Resources, the Prime Minister Officer, Belizean Embassies Worldwide, th...

Prince Harry will visit Belize: Royal Family plans for Queen’s Diamond Jubilee unveiled!
The Royal Family in England has announced that members of the royal family will be visiting various parts of the world in 2012 as part of a celebration to commemorate the Queen’s diamond jubilee.

New Belikin Sorrel Stout is a Hit in Belize
Sorrel Stout is the latest creation of the very own Belizean brewmaster Nolan Michael. It is an authentic Belizean original – The Belize Brewing Co. Ltd. very first seasonal stout using the traditional Belikin Stout. It hit the market at the beginning of the month, but guess what? The stock of Sorrel Stout was completely depleted in only 10 days.

More Major Chain Stores Coming to Chetumal
It looks like more people will be traveling to Chetumal in the near future as our neighboring city in Mexico show major development as a bustling metropolitan community. Quintana Roo, Mexico Governor Roberto Angulo Borge announced that negotiations are well advanced for the opening of new major retail chains in the southern part of the state, among them Starbucks, Sanborn, City Club, Home Depot and Super Che.

Mayor Paz at Regional SICA Meeting
Mayor Elsa Paz was amongst four mayors from Belize who participated in the first meeting held between Local Governments of the region and the Central American Integration System (Sistema de la Integración Centroamericana SICA) that took place in San Salvador, El Salvador on Friday, December 9, 2011.

DROP IN CENTER INAUGURATED
At-risk youths living on the south side of Belize City have a new take for a second chance. Today, the Southside Youth Success Project was introduced at the ...

SIGNATURES FOR REFERENDUM SENT TO CHIEF ELECTIONS OFFICER
According to the Belize Coalition to Save Our Natural Heritage, Governor General Sir Colville Young has informed the group that he has forwarded the ...

VIP AND PNP JOIN FORCES
“I am begging and asking am pleading to the Belizean people, ... “Belize is at the bottom of the hill now, there is only one way left and that is up, ...

FUNDING AGENCY HIVOS WRAPS UP SERVICE IN BELIZE
After three decades of technical and financial support of organizations in Belize, the Humanist Institute for Cooperation, better known by its Spanish ...

BELIZE BANK HOSTS CHILDREN OF STELLA MARIS AT CHRISTMAS PARTY
The Belize Bank hosted its third annual Christmas party for the children of Stella Maris School. Misty Michael is the Marketing Manager for the Belize Bank. ... OAS to Observe Elections in Jamaica South Florida Caribbean News - 12 hours ago To accomplish this task, OAS Secretary General José Miguel Insulza has designated Senator Lisa Shoman, a citizen of Belize, as Chief of Mission. ...

VIP calls for the removal of HFLE books from primary schools Christians and concerned citizens across Belize have been in a moral battle against the LGBT agenda being promoted ...

Police look for man accused of raping 13 year old Tonight, Police are looking for a Toledo man accused of rape. According to police reports, a thirteen year old fema...

Second step in offshore drilling referendum process taken The Belize Coalition to Save Our Natural Heritage, which is the umbrella organization calling for a ban on oil expl...

Man dies after car crashes into creek A resident of Silver Creek Village has died after his car crashed into a creek on the San Miguel Road. Reports reac...

Government vehicle stolen Belmopan Police are seeking the assistance of the public in locating a stolen vehicle belonging to the Government o...

Texaco Gas Station manager robbed at gunpoint A Texaco Gas Station manager was robbed at gun point early Monday morning. Police are searching for two dark comple...

Man's autopsy results return George Rochester was gunned down in Ladyville Village late Saturday night. A post mortem examination was subsequent...

UDP Tries To gain Political Mileage By Conducting Work Around Town
It has been almost six years that the United Democratic Party took control of the Orange Walk Town Hall. Back in March 2009, the U.D.P slate, led by Mayor Philip De La Fuente, campaigned on promises of good governance. In their 2009/2012 manifesto, the U.D.P team promised Orange Walkenos to bring development to the community. Today, if we take a look back at the U.D.P Manifesto, we are sure that Orange Walkenos would give them an F for their accomplishments.

Xaibe Residents Demand That Land Survey Be Suspended
The surveying of land that is currently taking place in the village of Xaibe has become a major issue for villagers. Last night we told you about the meeting that took place on Sunday where villagers decided that a letter, requesting the discontinuance of the survey, be drafted out and sent to Minister of Natural Resources and the Environment Honorable Gaspar Vega, the Ministry of Rural Development and Corozal North Area Representative Honorable Nemencio Acosta.

Maya 2012: Crystal skulls and other discoveries in Belize
Mention the term “crystal skulls” and it immediately conjures images of mystery and intrigue. Even Indiana Jones got into the act.

12/13/11

Bank Versus Port, The Saga Continues, Channel 7 Daily News
Rumours are strong around the Port Of Belize, that the Belize Bank is readying itself for another attempt at going into the Port to assess the state ...

BNE Exploration License Awarded To Another Company, Channel 7 Daily News
Belize Natural Energy has the only commercial oil fields ever found in Belize currently under production, but that company has lost the right to continuing ...

Did Someone Throw A Stone At The PM's House, Channel 7 Daily News
Reports are that the damage was done to the Prime Minister's private residence in the Buttonwood Bay area of Belize City. Police did not respond to our ...

Sculpture Symposium Pieces Explained, Channel 7 Daily News
I think he calls it Belize Wave." "The one behind is called Smoking Mirror by Colin from Britain. His idea came after he found the stone on the site and ...

Cool Gadgets For Christmas, Channel 7 Daily News
But one of the key things that I wanted to mention when purchasing an LCD television especially if you are in Belize City you need to ensure that your TVs ...

PNP INTRODUCES TOWN COUNCIL SLATE IN PUNTA GORDA, LoveFM
The public event also included a host of speakers who are active supporters of the Belize Unity Alliance including PNP General Election Candidates: Toledo ...

TOYS DESTINED FOR NEEDY CHILDREN STOLEN, LoveFM
There is a disturbing report that a container full of Christmas toys destined for needy children has been burglarized in Belize City. ...

MISSING GIRL RETURNS HOME, LoveFM
... the time we got to the Police Station she was crying.” The child's mother went to the police station in Belize City this morning to file an official report.

VEHICLE LEAVES ACCIDENT SCENE, LoveFM
“I was on my way to San Ignacio from Belize City and about maybe five vehicles, and the next vehicle started to overtake and the distance for the opponent ...

Rayjanee McFadzean, 3, dies after bus runs her over, Amandala
Today, Fidel Lanza, 47, a resident of Isabella Bank, Belize District, who was the driver of a bus that knocked down and killed preschooler Rayjanee ...

Fisherman and aspiring musician shot to death in Ladyville, Amandala
Police are investigating who shot to death George Rochester, Jr., 37, as he made his way to a party in Ladyville, Belize District, on Saturday, December 10, ...

GOB agrees to put “more boots” on Chiquibul ground, Amandala
The move is in response to exacerbating incursions into Belize by Guatemalan civilians who have been illegally logging millions of dollars worth of mahogany ...

Barrow to Obama: We don't care!, Amandala
In an interview with Amandala today, Belize Prime Minister Dean Barrow frowned upon a recent indication from United States (US) President Barack Obama last ...

From The Publisher, Amandala
This had allowed Ydígoras to leverage US support for his Belize ambitions. In his book on Fuentes, entitled MISUNDERSTOOD CAUDILLO (University Press of ...

Generals – how early?, Amandala
Political observers in Belize think there is a real possibility that ... The latest speculation in Belize is that Prime Minister Dean Barrow may call ...

M/Education teaching students to be homosexuals?, Amandala
I am extremely furious that the school curriculum in Belize is teaching our children to be homosexuals. As a parent, I blame myself for not being vigilant ...

No, Caleb! No, David! No, Obama! TRY A REFERENDUM!, Amandala
Only the will of the people of Belize can abrogate our Constitution. No other earthly power can. ... It seems Belize needs to reach out to new friends.

12/12/11

NORMAN SIMPLIS PASSES AWAY, LoveFM
Simplis, who was born in Punta Gorda town, joined the Belize Police Force in 1941 and served in postings country-wide until his promotion to the rank of ...

MURDER VICTIM IDENTIFIED, LoveFM
Police have identified the body of a man that was found just off the Western Highway in Belize City yesterday afternoon. Police press officer Inspector ...

BELIZE ELECTRICITY LIMITED EXPLAINS POWER OUTAGE, LoveFM
Belize Electricity Limited has issued a statement on a series of blackouts that plunged the entire country into darkness last night. ...

NATIONAL LIBRARY SERVICE RECEIVES DONATION, LoveFM
The other is to make it easier because not everyone in Belize has access to the ... The Belize National Library and Information System is the vehicle that ...

GROUND BROKEN FOR NEW SCHOOL BUILDING IN SAN IGNACIO, LoveFM
“The project will be implemented by the Social Investment Fund at an approximate cost of $211895.00 and financed by the Government of Belize through a loan ...

Maya 2012: Crystal skulls and other discoveries in Belize, Washington Times
For the traveler, the idea is seductive enough to challenge any level of curiosity, and the best place to begin is in Belize . Though fiction most likely ...

Blue Creek 'could reap $1.5bn', Upstream Online
The company released an updated competent person's report on Tuesday after fresh seismic data was gathered on the Petén Basin block of northwest Belize. ...

Stabbed Up Body Was That Of Nigerian, Channel 7 Daily News
If anyone has any information that could assist the police in their investigation, you can call 0800 - 922 Tips. 7 News Belize.

Healthy Reading, Channel 7 Daily News
Dr. Gerardo De Cosio, PAHO/WHO Country Representative "The importance of this Health Science collection is to open it to everyone in Belize, to open to a ...

Multiple Gunshot Homicide In Ladyville, Channel 7 Daily News
Initial investigation revealed that he had just exited a bus from Belize City and whilst walking on Quilter Street gunshots were heard in that area and a ...

Bar Moves Against Sol Gen's "SC" Status, Channel 7 Daily News
Right away, the grumbling started that she did not have the required years of service in Belize to qualify as a senior counsel. First, it was just grousing, ...

HS Basketball Central Zone Champions, Channel 7 Daily News
I played with senior players like Darwin Leslie, Rupert Brown and all the rest of Belize Bank players and so it's started from the Bulldogs camp. ...

Kim Simplis Barrow's Father Passes, Channel 7 Daily News
Norman Gilbert Simplis who was 92, died on Sunday as a result of surgery for an intestinal disorder. He was being treated at the KHMH. 7 News Belize.

Nine Monumental Sculptures Unveiled, Channel 7 Daily News
"We can only say that the entire symposium was a huge success, meaning Belize now have a donation of some new pieces. Pieces that we could never be able to ...

12/9/11

Man Who Robbed Student, Remanded, Channel 7 Daily News
Forty year old mason Raymond Codd, a resident of Los Lagos became an inmate of Belize Central Prison today when he appeared in the Magistrate Court ...

Three Year Old Run Over By School Bus, Channel 7 Daily News
The bus was turning into the Belize Rural Primary School Site Two, formerly St. Thomas Anglican School - and is passed beside another parked bus - the two ...

High Level Delegation Visits Chiquibul, Channel 7 Daily News
FCD expects to take more officials and other interested parties to the Chiquibul forest in the next few months.

X-Mas In An R & B Stylie, Channel 7 Daily News
"The locations per say, we did a scene at Mirab, we did some scenes at the roundabout and different locations per say over Belize and we all did some green ...

Special Envoy Kim Simplis' Office Releases Calendar, Channel 7 Daily News
The children's art calendar - inspired by young Belizean Minds - features art work from 12 Belizean children with disabilities. "At this morning's event the ...

Funeral For A Legal Lion, Channel 7 Daily News
This afternoon, on Pineapple Street in Belmopan, a funeral was held for Dr. Elson Kaseke, the former Solicitor General Of Belize. Kaseke died at the age of ...

Cayetano Family Authors, Illustrates Children's Book, Channel 7 Daily News
The book is available at the Image Factory in Belize City and at Pen Cayetano's Gallery in Dangriga for 45 dollars. 7 News Belize.

UNIBAM Case Adjourned, Channel 7 Daily News
That's the constitutional challenge of Section 53 of the Criminal Code of Belize, filed by UNIBAM. It was to have been heard today with Caleb Orozco and ...

MEXICAN NATIONAL DETAINED BY COROZAL POLICE, LoveFM
Love News confirmed this evening with Corozal police that the Mexican, fifty-one year old Jorge Luna Medina, crossed from Mexico into Belize with over ...

DIPLOMATS VISIT CHIQUIBUL FOREST RESERVE, LoveFM
... and as recently as last week, its personnel took representatives from three diplomatic postings in Belize to a portion of the reserve to do just that. ...

2012 INSPIRATION CALENDAR PRESENTED, LoveFM
The 2012 Inspiration Calendar, showcasing art done by Belizean children with ... To produce this calendar we collaborated with Care Belize and Special ...

GOB considers zoning for oil exploration — but barrier reef still ..., Amandala
Government geologist Michelle Alvarez has drafted a proposal for the zoning of Belizean territory for petroleum exploration, which suggests that the Maya ...

From The Publisher, Amandala
Edgar was one of those who left Belize that September month. ... He flew to Los Angeles, and did not return to Belize for many . ...

UNIBAM divides Belize, Amandala
When the UNIBAM issue first caught a-fire in the Belizean consciousness, our editorial position at this newspaper was basically this: let the gays fight ...

Ideas and Opinions - Decriminalize marijuana, Amandala
I haven't asked them if they did in their youth but, I doubt it, because they are public men and, in Belize there are very few secrets. ...

Coalition triggers referendum on offshore drilling, Amandala
At 9:10 this morning, representatives of the Belize Coalition to Save Our ... Audrey Matura-Shepherd, vice president of Oceana in Belize, one of over 40 ...

Urbina family flees country after extortion attempt by armed ..., Amandala
Urbina, Jr., is the son of Rosendo Urbina, Sr., who is Belize's Ambassador to ... When asked about Belize police getting outside help with the investigation ...

Former Solicitor General, Dr. Elson Kaseke, dies at 44, Amandala
He was also instrumental in establishing the Laws of Belize on the Internet ... He also represented Mayor of Belize City Zenaida Moya-Flowers in her battle ...

US president declares “war” on poor countries, Amandala
Not so in Belize—at least not in practice. In Belize, unnatural intercourse, ... Although the law is on the books to prosecute homosexuals in Belize, it is, ...

You can be male, female, or “other gender,” M/Ed manual tells ..., Amandala
This past Saturday, December 3, during a rally by Christian leadership organization Belize Action at the Battlefield Park challenging the agenda of the ...

Belize: Explore tropical forests and ancient Mayan sites, Los Angeles Times
It includes five nights in a cabana, all meals, guided jungle walk and excursions. Airfare is not included. Mariposa Jungle Lodge in Belize.

12/8/11

Debate for Dunces
The Guardian, Belize - 12/8/11
Not a vote has been cast and the Belize City electorate is already suffering from buyer's remorse because of the mayoral candidates of the PUP, ...
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Rotary club rolls out wheelchair campaign for Belize
Fort Saskatchewan Record - 12/8/11
"Alberta Rotary has been involved in doing some education work in Belize, by building schools down there and teaching the Alberta . ...
Police Make Multiple Detentions In Urbina Extortion Scheme
Channel 7 Daily News - 12/8/11
No word yet on what effect if any this will have on the political career of Chendo Urbina Senior, the Belizean ambassador to Mexico and UDP Standard Bearer ...
Que Viva Political Patronage: Finnegan Sees 764 At Pre-Christmas ...
Channel 7 Daily News - 12/8/11
Well, good luck with that, but, tonight, we can report that - like it or loathe it - political patronage is alive and well in Belize. Well, today we passed ...
Sixteen Days of Activism Not a Moment too Soon Tough 2 Weeks for ...
The Guardian, Belize - 12/8/11
Judging from news in Belize over the past two weeks, theses days of activism is ... Also on November 21, Delia Hyde, an officer of the Belize Police ...
Who Are Golden Age Heroes?
Channel 7 Daily News - 12/8/11
In Belize - though often overlooked - those older persons remain the pillars of our society. Two years ago, the National Council on Ageing decided that the ...
Civil Aviation Celebrated
Channel 7 Daily News - 12/8/11
2011 will go down as a fairly un-eventful year for Civil Aviation in Belize. Except for a minor accident in April of this year involving a Tropic Air single ...
Coming Out For Arson Victim Young C
Channel 7 Daily News - 12/8/11
The talented producer and singer - seen in the music video Destination Belize along with artist such as Berne and Orson Picart -His family of 9, ...
Rotary club rolls out wheelchair campaign for Belize
Fort Saskatchewan Record - 12/8/11
"Alberta Rotary has been involved in doing some education work in Belize, by building schools down there and teaching the Alberta curriculum. ...
LOVE FM HOSTS Belize CITY MAYORAL DEBATE
LoveFM - 12/8/11
The first of its kind debate featuring candidates vying for the post of Mayor of Belize City was held last night. Organized by Love FM, the forum gave the ...
TAIWANESE EMBASSY DONATES TO MAGISTRATE COURT
LoveFM - 12/8/11
The Magistracy in Belize has had to work with limited resources. In some cases, some of them are still not computerized -- but not for very much longer. ...
WOMEN CLAIM WRONGDOING BY IMMIGRATION OFFICERS
LoveFM - 12/8/11
This time the Belize Immigration Department is accused by a Honduran and Mexican national of extortion and abuse at the Western Border. ...
ANTI CORRUPTION DAY TO BE OBSERVED ON FRIDAY
LoveFM - 12/8/11
And for the third consecutive year Belize is not listed. Today, Vision Inspired by the People political party issued a press release calling on the ...
BAR ASSOCIATION SPEAKS ON PASSING OF FORMER SOLICITOR GENERAL
LoveFM - 12/8/11
The Bar Association of Belize has expressed its condolences to family and friends of ... Kaseke served Belize in several capacities including Crown Counsel, ...
Book review: 'Ghost Lights' by Lydia Millet
Los Angeles Times - 12/8/11
Susan is devoted to T., and after he goeshe'smissing in Belize, ... Stunned, discombobulated and drunk, he volunteers to go to Belize and track down T. His ...
Anti-drilling Coalition falls apart
The Guardian, Belize - 12/8/11
She went on to draw a clear line between those organizations that are Belize City based and act as advocate organizations and those that are “on the ground ...
Debate for Dunces
The Guardian, Belize - 12/8/11
Not a vote has been cast and the Belize City electorate is already suffering from buyer's remorse because of the mayoral candidates of the PUP, ...
Light Bill Going Down!!! BEL applies for lower rates
The Guardian, Belize - 12/8/11
The Public Utilities Commission (PUC) held a press conference on Friday, December 2, inside the VIP room of the Radisson to announce that the Belize ...
Coming Out For Arson Victim Young C
Channel 7 Daily News - 12/8/11
The talented producer and singer - seen in the music video Destination Belize along with artist such as Berne and Orson Picart -His family of 9, ...
Stole Handcuffs; Put Behind Bars
Channel 7 Daily News - 12/8/11
The pair of handcuffs has a value of 50 dollars, and it was the property of the government of Belize. Paquil was sentenced to six months for the theft of ...
Que Viva Political Patronage: Finnegan Sees 764 At Pre-Christmas ...
Channel 7 Daily News - 12/8/11
Well, good luck with that, but, tonight, we can report that - like it or loathe it - political patronage is alive and well in Belize. Well, today we passed ...
Tony Wright's Brokdong Bram - The Remix!
Channel 7 Daily News - 12/8/11
... towards the Christmas that people can really appreciate, because it's a Belizean thing. ... it makes us feel good about the whole thing." 7 News Belize.
Man Dies By Gunshot To Head In Cayo: Homicide Or Suicide?
Channel 7 Daily News - 12/8/11
I was travelling from Dangriga heading to Belize City on my day off when I receive the news from Assistant Superintendent of Police 2nd in Command here in ...
Is APAMO Coming Or Going On Referendum Issue?
Channel 7 Daily News - 12/8/11
... have to discuss this and we're having a meeting next week to go over it and address these issues, but we are still with the coalition." 7 News Belize.
Police Make Multiple Detentions In Urbina Extortion Scheme
Channel 7 Daily News - 12/8/11
No word yet on what effect if any this will have on the political career of Chendo Urbina Senior, the Belizean ambassador to Mexico and UDP Standard Bearer ...
Coalition Triggers Referendum
Channel 7 Daily News - 12/8/11
That's the question that voters will be asked in the referendum triggered by The Belize Coalition to Save our Natural Heritage. ...
Coalition Explains the Ya'axche Situation
Channel 7 Daily News - 12/8/11
Here's Tanya Williams Thompson: "First of all the Belize Coalition to save our Natural Heritage has not triggered a referendum regarding terrestrial ...

12/7/11

Who Are Golden Age Heroes?
Channel 7 Daily News - 12/7/11
In Belize - though often overlooked - those older persons remain the pillars of our society. Two years ago, the National Council on Ageing ...
Attorney Elson Kaseke Dead
Channel 7 Daily News - 12/7/11
That is how he first came to Belize - in the early 90's when he worked in the Attorney General's Ministry. Then in 2001, he was promoted to Solicitor ...
Civil Aviation Celebrated
Channel 7 Daily News - 12/7/11
2011 will go down as a fairly un-eventful year for Civil Aviation in Belize. Except for a minor accident in April of this year involving a Tropic Air single ...
Engineer Killed In Highway Accident
Channel 7 Daily News - 12/7/11
The water truck - which was traveling from Belize City to Belmopan -was parked directly in the path of oncoming westbound traffic - after one of its back ...
Mile 27-29 On Western Highway: The Deadliest Stretch Of Road In Belize
Channel 7 Daily News - 12/7/11
But the highway in that area - though straight - is one of the slipperiest road surfaces on the highway. 7 News Belize.
129 Kilos Of Cocaine Burned
Channel 7 Daily News - 12/7/11
There was a very strong police presence and a strong presence of armed officers from the Belize special assignment group. At 4:20 am, they started loading ...
Extortion Scheme Targets Leading Political Family In OW
Channel 7 Daily News - 12/7/11
"Good question, we know for a fact that they have Belizean connections, we know that for a fact that Orange Walk District, there are people with foreign ...
Ya'axche Opposes Coalition Referendum
Channel 7 Daily News - 12/7/11
Tomorrow morning at the Radisson, The Belize Coalition To Save Our National Heritage will trigger the referendum on oil drilling in marine and terrestrial ...
OPINION: Many Caribbean countries are calling early elections and ...
Middle East North Africa Financial Network - 12/7/11
In 1979 in Belize, Dean Lindo was the party leader but lost his seat to Said Musa so ... More native Belizean ethnic groups such as the Creoles, Garifunas, ...
OPINION: Many Caribbean countries are calling early elections and ...
Middle East North Africa Financial Network - 4 minutes ago
In 1979 in Belize, Dean Lindo was the party leader but lost his seat to Said Musa so ... More native Belizean ethnic groups such as the Creoles, Garifunas, ...
Belize REPRESENTED AT REGIONAL MEETING ON FISHING
LoveFM - 11 hours ago
The event was planned by TRIGOH –the Tri-national Alliance for the Gulf of Honduras comprising countries of Belize, Guatemala and Honduras in collaboration ...
Belize TOURISM BOARD HOLDS CHRISTMAS PARTY FOR NEEDY CHILDREN
LoveFM - 11 hours ago
The Belize Tourism Board today hosted its annual Christmas Party for Children. Over a hundred children Belize City converged on the Belize City House of ...
BELIZE REPRESENTED AT REGIONAL MEETING ON FISHING ...
LoveFM - 1 day ago
The event was planned by TRIGOH –the Tri-national Alliance for the Gulf of Honduras comprising countries of Belize, Guatemala and Honduras in ... ...

12/6/11

Innovating The Service Sector
Channel 7 Daily News - 12/6/11
The Caribbean including Belize has always been very strong in tourism and we spent a lot of time developing tourism system and growing our tourism ...
A(nother) Belizean Kaibil
Channel 7 Daily News - 12/6/11
Lieutenant Rene Cavanas returned to Belize yesterday after completing an eight week intensive Kaibil course in Poptun, Peten Guatemala. ...
Uruguayan Rice May Be Mexican
Channel 7 Daily News - 12/6/11
the PUP demands that the Government of Belize: 1. Remove the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Cooperatives and his Chief Executive Officer and 2. ...
Deadly Weaponry Taken Off City Streets
Channel 7 Daily News - 12/6/11
Indeed they are weapons of destruction made for war zones - but they were on the Belize city streets. We questioned CYDP's Edward Broaster - who was ...
Coalition Moves To Trigger Referendum
Channel 7 Daily News - 12/6/11
The Belize Coalition to Save our Natural Heritage will be holding a Press Conference on Thursday - and 7news has confirmed that they plan to announce that ...
Green Screens presents The Chocolate Farmer
blogTO (blog) - 12/6/11
In an unspoiled corner of southern Belize, cacao farmer and father Eladio Pop manually works his plantation in the tradition of his Mayan ancestors: as a ...
STAGE SET FOR MAYORAL DEBATE
LoveFM - 12/6/11
Twenty four hours before the Mayoral candidates in Belize City square off in a nationally televised debate, tonight all systems are go for the historic ...
IDB SPONSORS TECHNOLOGY FORUM
LoveFM - 12/6/11
But while the IDB has its own areas of concern, the Caribbean and Belize have their own uniqueness that they would like to see address. ...
GRENADE TAKEN OFF THE STREET
LoveFM - 12/6/11
According to today's police press briefing, the grenade along with assorted live rounds of different ammunition was handed in to Belize City police last ...
ATTORNEYS VOLUNTEER FREE LEGAL SERVICES
LoveFM - 12/6/11
On Wednesday the activities continue in Belize City with another opportunistic episode to help the community. Cynthia Williams is the Human Development ...
TRAINING FOR AGRICULTURE EXTENSION OFFICERS
LoveFM - 12/6/11
The Ministry of Agriculture is conducting a one week Training entitled “Extension Methodology” at the University of Belize Campus in Central Farm. ...
SCHOOL BOY GUNNED DOWN IN Belize CITY
LoveFM - 12/6/11
A second form youth's life hangs in the balance tonight after he was shot just as Love News was about to sign off. Seventeen-year old Deshawn Goff had just ...
Will American Airlines bankruptcy affect Alaska Airlines flights?
Alaska Dispatch - 12/6/11
While checking on the Belize rates, I stumbled on a couple of other great deals from Delta: Anchorage-Lima for $804 roundtrip all in. ...
Seismic trails cut by US oil firm in Belizean national park used ...
Mongabay.com - 12/6/11
In the Belizean rainforest two rangers look up and down a straight path hacked through the jungle and take ...
Mesoamerican leaders call on US to reduce drug consumption
Fox News - 12/6/11
Belize and the Dominican Republic joined the Mesoamerican Public Health System ... El Salvador, Belize and Colombia participated at the ministerial level, ...
Spending on poverty has not translated into results: IMF
Amandala - 12/6/11
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has released the Belize: 2011 ARTICLE IV CONSULTATION, IMF Country Report (December 2011), in which it is again ...
Cops find 111 kilos of coke in Mexican truck
Amandala - 12/6/11
Police said that Urias was driving a Mexican vehicle with license plate #Estade-Mexico-KY-90515 in the direction of the Mexico-Belize border when he stopped ...
Implications of the Santi victory
Amandala - 12/6/11
Santi's victory gives the ruling party a jolt of energy, not to mention money in Belize City, and it is bad news for the new PUP Caribbean Shores standard ...
Life for Kimberly Brannon McLaughlin
Amandala - 12/6/11
However, the Crown, represented by Crown Counsel Kaysha Grant, was not seeking the death penalty for this incident, and the laws of Belize mandate a ...
Christians “stand firm” against UNIBAM!
Amandala - 12/6/11
In a high-profile court case, UNIBAM and Orozco versus the Attorney General and Government of Belize, in which the Belize Council of Churches and ...

IMF report solemn recommendations The IMF country report was released late last week. It follows consultations conducted in August with Belizean officials on economic developments and policies. There are two issues that stand out in respect of social indicators. The report recognizes the (...)
Uruguayan Rice May Be Mexican Yesterday the Ministry of Agriculture sent out a press release saying that at their meeting with rice producers on Friday - the position on Uruguayan rice remained that it has only been imported to the country in limited quantities by a charitable (...)
We're looking to buy a kayak, 2 adult bikes and one bike for a 3 yr old boy. Just wondering if anyone has any of those for sale? Thanks, Sabina
Last night we told you that former commissioner of transport Gareth Murillo has been assigned as the new Registrar Of Cooperatives. And it seems new leadership is needed in that office after the US Peace Corp pulled out 6 of its volunteers from the Department on Friday. The US Embassy today (...)
Coalition Moves To Trigger Referendum The Belize Coalition to Save our Natural Heritage will be holding a Press Conference on Thursday - and 7news has confirmed that they plan to announce that they are ready to trigger a referendum on offshore oil drilling and drilling in terrestrial (...)
And while that women's advocate is taking wing, tomorrow women - and men - are invited to a free legal clinic to see if they can make their troubles fly away. It is an event organized by the Women's Department within the context of the 16 days to end gender based violence. 10 Lawyers will (...)
Diving Legend Ramon Nuñez Sr. Awarded ... The ceremony began with an inspiring speech by International Legends of Divers, Mr. Jeff Rice explaining why this prestigious handmade “blown glass" award in the shape of a diver was being given to Mr. Ramon Nuñez Sr. Hall of Fame Diving Legend (...)
My husband and I will be traveling to Ambergris Caye in June of 2012 and we can't wait. We have never been to Belize before so we are very excited to try something new. Not much into a lot of the "touristy" things and we really like to walk the local neighborhoods and visit with locals (...)
Just curious if there are any events that will take place in June on Ambergris Caye...Want to make sure we don't miss anything while we are there, especially since we have never been! So excited! Can't wait to be there!
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12/6/11 Innovating The Service Sector Channel 7 Daily News - 12/6/11 The Caribbean including Belize has always been very strong in tourism and we spent a lot of time developing tourism system and growing our tourism market ... A(nother) Belizean Kaibil Channel 7 Daily News - 12/6/11 Lieutenant (...)
Kim is a class act. None finer.
Thank you for the generous donation to SAGA - you've put your money in a good place. As a resident of SP I am most grateful. I don't have $1,000 to match your donation today, as we're headed to the Liberty Children's Home auction on Sunday and plan to make some bids there. As always, SAGA is on (...)
Belize Weather Forecast: December 7, 2011 General Situation: Ambergris Caye: Conditions this morning by Elbert just before or after this post!
"To be fair and safe have a form that could be signed stating that you know this to be a stray. That would relieve SAGA of possible claims of putting down an owned dog." Been done for years. "On another note. How about a program of education about spaying and neutering." Been done several (...)
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Stick to physical (building & grounds) security and advise your clients to go elsewhere for personal security. That is, recommend an expert. You should pay more attention to your writing. Attention to detail is a big deal in the security world... ...and you know (...)
Thats $25 or $30 each way from BC to International why the $102 amount.
The Phoenix, a beachside resort in Ambergris Caye, Belize, has announced a Toy Drive for less fortunate children. The resort is asking its guests to donate toys for the charity drive and will be organising a complimentary gift-wrapping cocktail party on December 23, 2011, for guests and resort (...)

12/5/11

Belize is a paradise for nature-lovers looking for a “real" experience outside of sprawling resorts and built-up cities. It is also a dream destination for gap year adventurers, volunteers, and anthropology students due to its natural beauty, social needs, (...)

Your annual guide to the year's biggest savings—from deeply discounted tours to favorable exchange rates to the cheapest five-star hotel rooms around (as low as $112!)—in some of the world's most appealing vacation spots. Belize Why in 2012: Belize tends to be overshadowed by its neighbors: (...)

Here is the list (and I know I am forgetting some) of fruits that are always fresh and available everywhere at all times of the year in Belize: Pineapple, Watermelon, Oranges (mostly green on the outside and riddled with pits. Makes the best OJ I've ever had though), Grapefruit, Papaya, (...)

It was an early Christmas for well deserved children from numerous children’s homes across the country. The second annual Spirit of Christmas Concert took place on Saturday morning at the Bliss. Over two hundred attended and left with gifts courtesy of the Special Envoy for Women and (...)

Sports Monday with James Adderley Good evening, I’m James Adderley and this is Sports Monday. The Central Secondary School Sports Association Basketball Competition has been kicking up dust lately inside Belize City so we journeyed to the Civic Centre Friday night to find out which 2 (...)

George Price’s Biography launched Two and a half months after his passing, the authorized biography of George Price is on sale at outlets around the country. It took Smith two years to conclude and publish George Price: A Life Revealed. He spent countless hours on research and (...)

Santi rides to landslide victory in Caribbean Shores The U.D.P. Caribbean Shores campaign was a month long; it was fought hard on the ground and on the airwaves by the three contenders. Two had strong political backing and on Sunday only one would emerge as the standard bearer for (...)

Jeffries Is New Commissioner Of....Transport? Crispin Jeffries will be the new Commissioner...not of police, but of Transport. Minister of Transport Melvin Hulse today confirmed to us that Jeffries will be hired as a contract officer to fill that post taking the place of Gareth Murrillo. (...)

PUP Secretary General Rachel Montejo Gets The Axe Two weeks ago when Mark Espat, Cordel Hyde and others were kicked off the UDP executive - we thought that was the end of it for the new leader Francis Fonseca's purge of non-loyalists. And that's what Secretary General Rachel Montejo (...)

A Cure For The Rice Crisis? Last week when we spoke to rice producers from Blue Creek - they were up in arms blaming the Belize Marketing Development Corporation for meddling with the market and for somehow sanctioning either the importation or the distribution of Uruguayan rice. Well, as (...)

Posted by elbert: On Ambergris Caye this morning the sea state has calmed and the cloud cover is burning off. Looks like a good day for being on the water.

Ambergris Today and the San Pedro Costa Maya Festival are proud to see that Miss Costa Maya 2010, Gabriela Asturias from Guatemala is riding high on a wave of success back home. She visited San Pedro back in August to crown her successor at the Costa Maya Festival and now Gabriela is hard (...)

It was the San Pedro AIDS Commission that captured the eye of the judges during the sixth annual San Pedro Holiday Lighted Boat Parade that took place on Saturday, December 3, 2011. Their decorated boat and high spirited staff was awarded the top prize of $1,500 during the holiday season (...)

Belize Weather Forecast: December 6, 2011General Situation: Ambergris Caye: Conditions this morning by Elbert just before or after this post!

Posted by Short: Caribbean Readers is asking your feedback about your preferred country in the Caribbean. Please look at the link and vote for Belize, land of the Free by the Carib Sea, where no tyrants linger and despots must flee. Belize, the country of the Baymen's clan is a tranquil haven of democracy.

66 Year Old Victim Of Home Invasion Succumbs
Channel 7 Daily News - 12/5/11
66 year old Castula Westby - the elderly woman who was stabbed 13 times inside her bedroom while sleeping 8 days ago - succumbed to her ...

Channel 7 Daily News
A Cure For The Rice Crisis?
Channel 7 Daily News - 12/5/11
Last week when we spoke to rice producers from Blue Creek - they were up in arms blaming the Belize Marketing Development Corporation for meddling with the ...

Channel 7 Daily News
Christians "Take A Stand" Against UNIBAM
Channel 7 Daily News - 12/5/11
On Saturday morning, Belize Action, which offers itself as the antidote to the gay rights advocacy group UNIBAM, took center stage in downtown Belize city. ...

Channel 7 Daily News
Mexican Pleaded Guilty: Gets 16 Years + 200 K Fine
Channel 7 Daily News - 12/5/11
On Friday, we told you about the sensational news of 44 year old Mexican Martin Machado Urias who was intercepted at the Belize Mexico border with almost ...

Channel 7 Daily News
Home Invasions In Dangriga And City
Channel 7 Daily News - 12/5/11
The culprit ransacked his house and stole $7000.00 in Belize and US currency in different denominations inside a filing cabinet. ...
MEXICAN NATIONAL SENT TO PRISON
LoveFM - 12/5/11
Uruias was nabbed while trying to cross over from Belize into Mexico last Thursday night. He had stashed in the paneling of a white truck, one hundred and ...
ELDERLY VICTIM OF ASSAULT SUCCUMBS TO INJURIES
LoveFM - 12/5/11
... Westby inside her home two Sundays ago has become almost commonplace attacks now in Belize – which ten years ago, home invasions were almost unheard of. ...
MINISTER OF AGRICULTURE MEETS WITH RICE FARMERS IN THE NORTH
LoveFM - 12/5/11
... to work along with them to find solutions that will enable the industry to remain sustainable and keep Belize's self-sufficiency in rice production. ...

12/4/11

Belize beef to be admitted into Mexican marketsThe Reporter Belize - 12/4/11
Belize will be exporting beef to Mexico legally by early next year. Licenciado Juan Manuel Saldivar, Head of Trade, Tourism and Investment Section of the ...

The Reporter Belize
After 25 years in BelizeThe Reporter Belize - 12/4/11
After living in Belize illegally for 25 years, Honduran national Shirley Lambey-Arnold, 33, faces deportation, after being charged with aggravated assault ...

The Reporter Belize
Referendum: Should the Belize/Guatemala dispute go to the ICJ?The Reporter Belize - 12/4/11
Simultaneous referenda are to be held in Belize and Guatemala before the end of 2013 to decide if the final decision in the border dispute should be placed ...
Belize looks to Central America in aggressive tourist promotionThe Reporter Belize (blog) - 12/4/11
Belize is going beyond her traditional tourist suppliers, North America and Europe, to woo visitors from Central America. Last week Belize conducted a ...

The Reporter Belize (blog)
On tiny Belize outpost, relaxation is the ruleThe Boston Globe - 12/4/11
CAYE CAULKER, Belize - There is a sign, we were told, near the raggedy old airstrip on this Caribbean island that reads: “Go slow. ...

The Boston Globe
Scotiabank named Bank of the Year in BelizeThe Reporter Belize (blog) - 12/4/11
Scotiabank has been named “Bank of the Year” in Antigua, Belize, the Cayman Islands, Guyana and Turks & Caicos by The Banker, a leading ...

The Reporter Belize (blog)
Ashcroft's bank wants Luke Espat's Port of Belize Ltd.The Reporter Belize (blog) - 12/4/11
The Port of Belize Limited may fall into the hands of a receiver from the Ashcroft group. This is the rampant speculation circulating about the Port ...
16 Days of Activism against Gender-based ViolenceThe Reporter Belize (blog) - 12/4/11
The march was preceded by a torch run by members of the Belize Defence Force ... The United Nations Development Programme and the University of Belize also ...

The Reporter Belize
Belize's cattle ranchers hope for a boost, appeal for law ...Amandala - 12/4/11
Belizean livestock producers are pressing ahead with plans to expand their export market to Mexico, adding to the 5000 heads of cattle already exported to ...
Holy Angels girls win primary schools volleyball championshipThe Reporter Belize - 12/4/11
The Belize district champions, the girls of Belize Elementary School of Belize City, won the consolation game for third place over the Orange Walk district ...

The Reporter Belize

12/2/11

Police Bust Mexican With 300 Pounds Of Coke, About To Cross ...Channel 7 Daily News - 12/2/2011
Except that this vehicle has been in and out of Belize recently, and caught the eye of police in Benque Viejo. That's where it's been observed coming into ...

Channel 7 Daily News
BMDC Answers Rice Crisis QuestionsChannel 7 Daily News - 12/2/2011
The producers of Circle R and Uncle John's rice - which are responsible for a super-majority of the local rice produced in Belize are both ...

Channel 7 Daily News
Belize's cattle ranchers hope for a boost, appeal for law ...Amandala - 12/2/2011
Belizean livestock producers are pressing ahead with plans to expand their export market to Mexico, adding to the 5000 heads of cattle already exported to ...
Boulders Of Limestone/Bold Public Art InitiativeChannel 7 Daily News - 12/2/2011
It started off with the usual kind of display - but that was only the start of one of the boldest pubic art initiatives we've ever seen in Belize. ...

Channel 7 Daily News
Belize ELECTRICITY LIMITED APPLIES FOR RATE REVIEWLoveFM - 12/2/2011
Well today, the Public Utilities Commission called a news conference to inform that the Belize Electricity Limited has applied to them for an adjustment in ...
New Coast Guardians Pass OutChannel 7 Daily News - 12/2/2011
We always hear about passing out parades for the police and the BDF - but today we were invited to our first for the Belize Naitonal Coast Guard. ...

Channel 7 Daily News
OPINION: The Garifuna people should establish an international ...Middle East North Africa Financial Network - 12/2/2011
The Ministry of Education in Belize should encourage the University of Belize to implement an Ethnic Studies Degree Program that will offer a Bachelors ...
Belize CITY MAYORAL CANDIDATES PREPARE FOR DEBATELoveFM - 12/2/2011
On Thursday Love News reported that all but one of the Mayoral candidates for Belize City had agreed to take part in a debate organized by and conducted ...
BEL Proposes 3.4% Decrease In Average RateChannel 7 Daily News - 12/2/2011
It adds that since the takeover, BEL's cash flow position has improved and the Company has not had to make any further request to the Government of Belize ...

Channel 7 Daily News
Now that the 8th Amendment has become law, it's time now for the ...Amandala - 12/2/2011
It should only be given to citizens of Belize living in Belize and ... The surplus can be used to develop Belize's infrastructure – roads, bridges, ...

Mother Nature Network
Saturday: Popular News SiteNew York Times (blog) - 12/2/2011
Michael Nagle for The New York TimesPicking organic cacao for making chocolate in Belize. By David Quarfoot SATURDAY'S PUZZLE — I don't know ...

New York Times (blog)
BTL suing previous board for $21 millionAmandala - 12/2/2011
“In July 2007, Belize Telemedia Limited entered into a US$22.5 million loan arrangement ... When the Government of Belize nationalized BTL, it took over the ...
Nations of the earth wrangle over climate change policies at COP ...Amandala - 12/2/2011
This week, Belizeans tuning in to the Wake Up Belize morning show on KREM TV have been able to get live video updates of climate change negotiations in ...

CBC.ca
AUTHORIZED BIOGRAPHY OF FORMER PRIME MINISTER LAUNCHEDLoveFM - 12/2/2011
Authored by attorney at law Godfrey Smith, the book is the biography of the National Hero and former prime minister of Belize. One of the persons who spoke ...
Not guilty!Amandala - 12/2/2011
Mark Vernon, 23, a stevedore of Belize City, was found not guilty by a jury of 9 women before Justice Herbert Lord today on a charge of manslaughter by ...

Channel 7 Daily News
Rudolph “Tuba” Smith, 35, back in police custody and remanded on ...Amandala - 12/2/2011
Last week, police said that a previously convicted thief, Rudolph “Tuba” Smith, 35, of Hattieville, Belize District, was wanted by the CIB, Belize City, ...
Sagitun Banana Classic wraps up 2011 cycling calendarAmandala - 12/2/2011
The last major event for this year's Belize Cycling Association (BCA) cycling calendar took place down south in Independence Village where the 7th Annual ...
Featured artist: Bob GregoryAmplifier - 12/2/2011
His Mayan painting was on the cover of the Belize, Magnum Report, Travel to Belize Magazine and the Fine Art America.com where he sold some photos and ...

Amplifier
AAA Backs Belize as Good Bet for Real Estate InvestmentThe Open Press (press release) - 12/2/2011
Boston, MA (OPENPRESS) December 3, 2011 -- Belize currently offers some great opportunities for real estate investment, according to alternative investment ...

12/1/11

1 Year in Belize November 30, 2011 by John Pascoe The week before last, on Friday 18th November to be precise, I celebrated my 1-year anniversary in Belize. I spent the weekend doing pretty much exactly what I’d done the previous year – heading

Family, Faith, and Farming in Belize Orange Walk Town in northern Belize hums with progress – a bustling center for agriculture, business, and tourism, and a gateway to nearby attractions such as the Rio Bravo Conservation Area and the Mayan ruins at Lamanai, Orange Walk doesn’t ...

Sea to Shore Alliance, through research, education, and conservation, works to improve the health and productivity of coastal environments for the endangered species and human livelihoods that depend on them. Belize has the highest known population of endangered Antillean manatees in the ...

Tell any avid scuba diver you’re en route to Belize, and you’re bound to hear: “Oh, you’re doing the Great Blue Hole!" It’s often assumed that divers travel to Belize to plunge into its most famous dive site — a gaping, 400-foot-deep cave in the center of an otherwise shallow lagoon in ...

Ann-Marie says she is ready for the House The race is down to the wire for the UDP in Caribbean Shores and the party’s three aspirants have been taking their individual platforms to the constituents over the past few weeks. Here on Love News we have heard from Santino Castillo, ...

Belizean children headed to the planetarium The Mexican embassy in Belize is preparing to host a number of Belizean primary school children in Chetumal. Love TV’s Natalie Novelo reports. LOVETV

World AIDS Day observed The Belize Women’s Department launched its annual, 16 days of activism against gender based violence on the 25th of November. The 16-day period highlights other significant dates including December 1st today; which is World AIDS Day. Our Dangriga ...

BTIA holds 26th Annual General Meeting The Belize Tourism Industry Association (BTIA) hosted its 26th Annual General Meeting today. The AGM focused on the election of board members for 2011 – 2012 as the Association moves forward in its mission to promote Sustainable Tourism ...

One major entrance and exit for the City of Belmopan is currently receiving some upgrading. Residents may have noticed that road demarcation works started within the City about a month ago. Well, yesterday, we caught up with Mayor Simeon Lopez, who told us that the upgrades ...

Police step up efforts to combat Rosewood situation Here at PlusNews we have done a series of stories on the recent rosewood extractions in the Toledo District. Extractions which have raised major concerns that it won’t be long before this rare and valuable hardwood is depleted. ...

Norman “Spin" Alamina is trading a sailboat, which was custom built in Miami with 3 brand new sails, just needs a re-painting job done (which will be done before trading). He is willing to trade the sailboat for a golf cart, negotiations are welcome. Kindly contact him at: 633-2779 or visit ...

Dear Editor, Living on Caye Caulker over the years and seeing how transportation in the form of golf cart being a popular mode of transport, I have seen the increase of golf carts and taxis on the island. Now, we find that being on the beach when relaxing is not such a safe past-time any ...

Posted by Amanda Syme: We are looking everyday - even in yards to try and find Karma. He must be so sad and lonely too. I have read about such stories before when animals help with diagnosis of illnesses. That is ...

COMMUNITY GROUP ORGANIZES MAYORS’ FORUM A community group in Orange Walk Town has organized a Mayor’s forum in that northern town. Manuela Ayuso Cantun reporting… “Belizeans Promoting Active Citizenship, BELPAC has partnered with Estereo Amor to host the first ever mayors’ forum in Orange ...

Amanda Syme: Thanks for lovely comment fordshouse - it is refreshing to hear people looking forward to their visits - it is obvious that it is not only the place you enjoy but you must also enjoy the people. Welcome and enjoy!

Posted by BELIZEAN STUDENTS TO VISIT MEXICAN MUSEUM Preparations are underway for the visit of one hundred Belizean Students to the new Planetarium “Yook’ ol Kaab" and the museum of the Mayan Culture in ...

BELIZEAN PRODUCT WINS INTERNATIONAL AWARD A Belizean product has won an international award. Hot Mama’s today announced that its Sweet Pepper Sauce has won the prestigious Gourmet Product Award. Love News spoke by telephone with Wilana Oldham, from Hot Mama’s Belize. Wilana Oldham – Hot Mama’s ...

Posted by B.T.I.A. holds AGM and presents new initiatives for Belize Tourism is one of the top foreign exchange earners for Belize’s economy. This year the industry remained steady in overnight ...

Smith: Price Led Belize Out Of Colonialism, But After Independence? For the past two nights, we've been looking into the authorized biography of George Price with its author, Godfrey Smith. So far we've discussed the unprecedented personal access that Price gave to Smith and the forces that ...

elbert: That should get a lot of the property owners off their procrastinations and get their property registered with the new Land Certificates.The Lands office is probably going to be very busy.

On the 30th of November 2011, The Belize Bank, San Pedro Branch personnel contacted San Pedro Police informing that a suspicious US $100 note bearing serial number CI1821531OABZ was turned in at the bank by a customer and suspected it to be counterfeit. A review of the security ...

Light up your home and win win win! The holiday season is here and the first signs of Christmas coming are the bright lights sparkling in the Caribbean skies. The phrase “less is more" takes on a new meaning when it comes to Christmas lights but when it comes to artistic talent, ...

Smith: Price Led Belize Out Of Colonialism, But After Independence?

Channel 7 Daily News - 12/1/11
At that time as well he still saw Belize's future economically primarily as being link to Central America for geographical reasons ...

Channel 7 Daily News

World Aids Day Observed: Infection Rate In Bze Going Down

Channel 7 Daily News - 12/1/11
The vast majority of people living with HIV and AIDS come from low and middle income countries such as Belize, but the disease remains a threat to men women ...

The Hindu

MEXICO: Looking For Students With the Right Stuff

Channel 7 Daily News - 12/1/11
Mexico's Ambassador to Belize, Mario Velasquez told us mo "This initiative appeared at the moment by the governor of Quintana Roo. ...

Channel 7 Daily News

Belize PM addresses private sector concerns

Caribbean360.com - 12/1/11
BELMOPAN, Belize, Thursday, December 1, 2011 – The days of the Belize Central Bank trying to convince commercial banks to reduce their interest rates ...

BTIA Gets New Officers, Has New Outlook

Channel 7 Daily News - 12/1/11
The Belize Tourism Industry Association (BTIA) hosted its 26th Annual General Meeting today at the Radisson. While the meeting's main focus was the election ...

Channel 7 Daily News

BELIZEAN PRODUCT WINS INTERNATIONAL AWARD

LoveFM - 12/1/11
A Belizean product has won an international award. Hot Mama's today announced that its Sweet Pepper Sauce has won the prestigious Gourmet Product Award. ...

The Rice Crisis: The View From The Ground

Channel 7 Daily News - 12/1/11
BAHA is there to inspect the cargo when it comes in, BAHA is not there to issue a permit to import rice, so let's stop telling the Belizean people lies that ...

Channel 7 Daily News

Xtremepicks Market Recap: AERO, DROP, BRYN, IFHR – long term ...

Emailwire (press release) - 12/1/11
COM, December 02, 2011 ) Belize City, Belize -- Publishers of daily newsletter xtremepicks.com (http://www.xtremepicks.com) looks at AERO International Inc ...

A Hand to the Needy says Uruguay rice wa...

The Guardian, Belize - 12/1/11
In speaking with the charity's operational manager Brian Sabido, the rice was imported to be distributed free of cost to various organizations in Belize but ...

Channel 7 Daily News

To Turn a Socialist

The Guardian, Belize - 12/1/11
There is not a single legitimate investment in Belize that can yield more returns on the dollar than an investment made in Belize Telemedia Limited. ...

$73400 burglary of electronics store

The Guardian, Belize - 12/1/11
Police have arrested and charged seven men following the burglary at a popular electronics store in Belize City. On Wednesday November 30th police escorted ...

Ashcroft's PIL demands Port Audit

The Guardian, Belize - 12/1/11
Last week, the Guardian newspaper reported that the Port of Belize was in danger of falling into receivership. At the time, we reported that on two ...

Channel 7 Daily News

Veteran athletics coach Fred Evans chastises BAAA

Amandala - 12/1/11
On Thursday, November 24, 15-year-old Gloria Serano flew out of Belize under the ... Her performance is the farthest throw by a Junior C athlete in Belize. ...

Coming closer to an end to the Guatemalan Claim

The Guardian, Belize - 12/1/11
The Organization of American States is hoping that the people of Belize and Guatemala ... Under the Special Agreement signed between Belize and Guatemala on ...

HCCMIS Unveils the Top Snowbird Travel Destinations

EON: Enhanced Online News (press release) - 12/1/11
This infographic recommends two 5-star hotels in Belize and offers up the idea of checking out the Belize Zoo as a place to explore outside of the hotel” ...

SunHerald.com

PROFILE: A LOOK BACK

Channel 7 Daily News - 12/1/11
Almost every Thursday in 2011 - we've been partnering with Restore Belize for the I Am Belize Profile Series. In all there have been 40 profiles for 2011, ...

South Creek Bridge Completion Marks Beginning of Canal Lining

The Guardian, Belize - 12/1/11
There is not a single legitimate investment in Belize that can yield more returns on the dollar than an investment made in Belize Telemedia Limited. ...

New PUP to Uphold Nationalizations… LMFAO!!!!

The Guardian, Belize - 12/1/11
The son of the most despised man in the history of Belize - the son that is furthest from the heart (almost disowned) - appeared on a morning talk show in ...

Inter-American Development Bank and Caribbean Export Development ...

The Guardian, Belize - 12/1/11
The Inter-American Development Bank and the Caribbean Export Development Agency is hosting a Policy Dialogue in Belize City on Innovation in the Service ...

Increasing and Sustaining Agricultural P...

The Guardian, Belize - 12/1/11
The Ministry of Agriculture, in collaboration with the Belize National Meteorological Service, held its first Belizean Farmers Forum in the Orange ...


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