We know that Belizeans are more looking forward to Lobster Season than the Hurricane Season this year, but we cannot ignore the fact that the hurricane weather phenomenon is inevitable and we have to make preparations every year to stay safe. Last year Hurricane Earl was a major blow to Belize, particularly major damage to almost all over-the-water structures on Ambergris Caye and Caye Caulker. An above-normal Atlantic hurricane season is most likely this year, but that does not mean that Belize will get struck by a hurricane. It just means that we must all be prepared.
San Pedro, Ambergris Caye saw the opening of its very first eye clinic this past weekend as “Stanford Belize Vision Clinic” held a small inauguration on Thursday, May 25, 2017. The Clinic is located on the second floor of the San Pedro Lions Den.
The tables have turned once again as Queen of the Jewel Ltd., the company that owns the rights to the Miss Belize pageant, issued a press release clarifying that Rebecca Rath is still the current Miss Belize and will serve the remainder of her duties. It also stated that there will be a Miss Belize 2017 Pageant and that Opal Enriquez was unauthorized to have issued any release and decisions that she had made.
Deputy Prime Minister Hon. Patrick Faber along with Minister of Tourism Hon. Manuel Heredia Jr. and Minister of State in the Ministry of Health Hon. Dr. Angel Campos concluded a successful official visit to the Republic of Cuba on Friday, May 26, 2017.
The Department of Transport takes this opportunity to inform the public that affixing of LED lights (inclusive of other lights varying in size and color) on to a motor vehicle without the written permission from the Department of Transport is an offence under the Motor Vehicle and Road Traffic Regulations.
Kiah Pastor of Belmopan City was crowned Miss Teen Belize 2017 at the first ever Miss Teen Belize Pageant held at the Mahogany Bay Village, on Saturday, May 27, 2017.
Miss Belize Universe pageant controversy erupted in April of this year when father of Miss Belize Rebecca Rath’s father, Tony Rath, released a five-part chronicle describing their accounts of Rebeca’s journey to the Miss Universe Pageant. The chronicles depicted the hardships and issues encountered by Rebecca and her family and spoke of pageant organizer/director Opal Enrique’s shortcomings, unkept promises and lack of direction.
British High Commissioner to Belize, H.E. Peter Hughes, hosted a small reception on Thursday, May 25, 2017, to announce the appointment of James Janmohamed as Honorary Consul for San Pedro, Caye Caulker, Caye Chapel and Long Caye. This is the first honor of its kind in Belize from the British High Commission.
The Institute of Archaeology has issued a stop order on any clearing, construction or development on a parcel of land in the San Pablo Area of San Pedro Town, Ambergris Caye, Belize after property owners decided to level a large section of a Maya mound located on site.
Belizean native, Kendis Gibson, residing in the United States of America has made a name for himself as a successful journalist. He just recently was named co-anchor of ABC’s ‘America This Morning’ & ‘World News.” Two weeks ago he took a break from his television studio life to come back home in Belize and revisiting family and childhood memories.
The Annual Wonder Woman Challenge between women of the various disciplines in the security forces of Belize starts on Thursday, May 25, 2017. Female officers from the Belize Coast Guard (BCG), the Belize Defence Force, and the Belize Police Department will partake in a two-day event that includes four physically demanding challenges.
American Actor Matthew Fox is well known for his role in the supernatural drama television series ‘Lost’, but he surely did not look lost when he was spotted vacationing in San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize. Matthew seemed quite at home in this picture taken at one of the island’s most popular ‘watering hole’ Palapa Bar. Bartenders Marcial Flores and Justin Daniels took the opportunity to take a snap with Matthew.
The long-awaited inauguration of the San Pedro Ambergris Stadium on Ambergris Caye took place on Sunday, May 21, 2017, with much fanfare . Residents gathered to witness the cutting of the ribbon of this new project and wasted no time in making use of it. Pastor Clive Welch opened the ceremony with a short prayer.
On May 20, 2017 at noon, Belizeans around the country joined hands on beaches, across bridges, along sea walls and in public areas to stand in solidarity against offshore oil development in Belize's economically important marine environment.
On May 30th, 2017, the Cruise Control Ltd. will officially start ferrying cruise passengers from Harvest Caye to Placencia Village and will be conducting a test run in the interim.
May 15 is known as the International Day of Families worldwide. This year’s theme was “Families, education and well-being.” In commemoration of this day, Belize through the National Committee for Families and Children made this 15th day of May quite monumental and symbolic as both the Prime Minster Right Honorable Dean Barrow and Leader of Opposition Honorable John Briceno made their global proclamation with the signing of the new Children’s Agenda 2017 – 2030.
Police has confirmed that popular musician Lascelle Martinez was stabbed multiple times at the corner of West and Victoria Streets in Punta Gorda this afternoon, Wednesday, May 17, 2017. Martinez and a female, Tianee Figueroa, were stabbed by suspect Simeon Lino. Police report that Simeon went to his ex-girlfriend Tianne Figueroa's residence and reportedly stabbed her as well and fled the scene. She was transported to the PG Hospital where her condition is stable; Martinez passed away. The motive of the attack is being reported as an act of jealousy. Police are seeking Lino.
Paul Kelly, better known as Mr. Kelly by his students, received the National Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award 2016 - 2017 at the Bliss Institute of Arts on Thursday May 11, 2017. This was presented to him during the Annual Teacher of the Year Award Ceremony hosted by the Ministry of Education of Belize.
The Belize Tourism Board (BTB) launched a public awareness campaign to remind owners and operators of guest accommodation services of their obligations and requirements under the Hotel and Tourist Accommodation Act. Under the law, any owner or operator providing accommodation for remuneration purposes to any guest (local or foreign) regardless of its location in the country, is required to register with the Registrar of Hotels at the BTB.
A “Maya Mound” in a parcel of land located in the residential area of San Pablo, south of San Pedro Town, as been partially leveled and disrupted as it seems that owners of the property are ready to develop on the property. What has raised concerns of the neighborhood of San Pablo is that, to the knowledge of the community, that parcel of land was designated a park when the area was being developed and it was discovered that it contained a Maya mound with rich historical and cultural significance for the island of Ambergris Caye.