The Ministry of Defence wishes to inform the public that one of its Belize Defence Force Officers has excelled in a Pilot Training - code name Wings Course 1601- in Jamaica. Captain Francis Usher placed first in the course which lasted just over fourteen months. Officers from Belize and Jamaica participated in the course which was funded by the Canadian government.
San Pedro's Reef Week, organized by the Hol Chan Marine Reserve, took place last week from May 8 to May 14 under the theme 'Let's Protect our Greatest Treasure; So it's Enjoyed with Pleasure.'
Ms. Maryurit Triminio was crowned Miss San Pedro High School 2017 over the weekend at the high school pageant that went under the team “Central America” at the R.
He may not be a Hollywood celebrity but he is a celebrity in the eyes of Belizeans as Kendis Gibson, a Belizean native residing in the United States of America has made name for himself as a successful journalist. He just recently was named co-anchor of ABC’s ‘America This Morning’ & ‘World News.” This past weekend he was back home revisiting family and childhood memories.
Nurses in Belize join the world in celebrating Nurses’ Week from May 6th to 12th under the International Council of Nurses theme, Nurses: A Voice to Lead - Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.
This past weekend many Belizeans traveled to the neighboring town of Mahahual, Mexico to compete in the annual “Copa Gobernador Mahahual Fishing Tournament.” Five boats from San Pedro and one from Caye Caulker proudly represented Belize from May 5 to May 7, 2017.
A flyer recently posted at the Dr. Otto Rodriguez San Pedro Polyclinic waiting area has raised questions among residents seeking medical care. So, I visited the clinic this morning to see how difficult it would be to get my own ID card.
Officially Charted by Rotary International on the 25th of May, 2016, Rotary Club of Ambergris Caye Belize (RCACB) prepares to celebrate its 1st anniversary and the group would like to share a little about Rotary in general, the local Club and what the members have been up to over the past year. About Rotary
Ambergris Caye’s Reef Week organized by the Hol Chan Marine Reserve kicked off today, Monday, May 8, 2017, with the Swim to the Reef Awareness, which had participants swimming to the reef from Amigos del Mar Dive Shop.
Over 100 mothers gathered at the Hon. Louis Sylvester Sports Complex on Saturday, May 6, 2017, as the San Pedro Town Council organized a special celebration in commemoration of Mother’s Day.
The Belize Tourism Industry Association (BTIA) in partnership with the Belize Tourism Board (BTB) and other key Belize Tourism stakeholders are hosting the most anticipated international trade exhibition, the Belize Tourism Expo (BETEX) 2017. Activities started on Wednesday, May 3 and run until today May 5 at the SCA Multipurpose Center in Belize City.
On Tuesday, May 2, 2017, The San Pedro Police Department along with the North Ambergris Caye Neighborhood Watch and the San Pedro Town Council came together to inaugurate the North Side Police Booth.
Corozal homicide case just got a little weird as early reports yesterday indicated that two people had been taken into custody he grisly killing of an American former Marine Drew Thomas De Voursey and his Canadian girlfriend Francesca Matus. Channel 7 News in Belize City reports late in the evening that one Canadian national male suspect has been detained for questioning. This man is expected to be charged today, May 4, for an unrelated burglary in Placencia, Stann Creek District.
The country is in shock this week at the announcement of the disappearance and death of Canadian Francesca Matus, 52, and American Drew Thomas De Voursey, 36, who had made Corozal their home. According to a post-mortem conducted on the bodies they were strangled to death. Their deaths are now being investigated as homicides.
Congratulations are on hand for El Pescador in San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize that was recently awarded with the Orvis Endorsed Lodge of the Year for excellence in the Fly Fishing Industry. Nominated for 2017 Saltwater Fly-Fishing Guide of the Year was local guide Carlos ‘Kechu’ Marin.
Fifteen year old Grace Brown is set to represent La Isla Bonita, San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, at the Miss Teen Belize pageant. She along with three other contestants from around the country were officially presented with there sash this past weekend, April 29, 2017, at Finn and Martini. “I am looking forward to enjoy myself with my companions, have a great experience, focus on contributing to our environment and environmental issues, devote all my time to practice and train as hard as I can to make my Isla Bonita proud.” - Grace Brown.
Belize Police have confirmed that the vehicle of the Canadian woman missing in Corozal Town, Belize has been found. Francesca Matus’ white Isuzu Rodeo SUV was discovered in a cane field near the village of Paraiso, located in the northern part of Corozal, Belize on Sunday afternoon.
Today, April 28, 2017, with the goals to build networks with educational institutions and to develop a strong culture of private sector advocacy by interacting frequently with the future business leaders, entrepreneurs, and innovators, the Belize Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI) hosted a Chamber Day at the San Pedro High School Auditorium.
Police Reports indicate that on Wednesday, April 26, 2017, about 11:43 p.m., American National Joseph Milholen reported that at 8:30 a.m., he went to pick up his friend 52-year-old Francesca Matus, Canadian National of Serenity Sands Consejo Road, Corozal District, to drop her at the Phillip Goldson International Airport. However, she could not be located. He then called her several times but to no avail. He also called her boyfriend, 36-year-old American National Drew Thomas De Voursey of Ranchito Village Corozal District but received no response.
On Tuesday, April 25th, Three Belizean Chefs under the VIVA BELIZE Hotel Group & Adventure Company represented Belize as judges at the 3rd Annual "Gastronomic Festival Guatemagica " in Retalhuleu, Guatemala.