On the 27th July 2017, the Forest Department responded to reports of a jaguar being captured by farmers around the Northern Lagoon area in the Belize District. Upon investigation, it was discovered that farmers, who experienced several jaguar attacks on their livestock, retaliated by trapping the jaguar.
Over 90 public, private and civil sector tourism stakeholders attended a presentation of the draft update to the National Tourism Policy held in Belize City on August 3, 2017. Dr.
The National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO), in collaboration with the National Meteorological Service, hereby informs the public that around 10:45 last night Tropical Storm Franklin made landfall with maximum sustained winds of 60 mph on the eastern coast of the Yucatan Peninsula, north of Chetumal near Pulticub, Mexico.
Dodging the threat of Tropical Storm Franklin by a day, the International Costa Maya Festival was back in full force for its 25th Anniversary celebrations after being postponed last year due to another storm - Hurricane Earl. The festival took place from August 3 to the 6 at the Hon. Louis Sylvestre Sporting Complex in San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize. There had never before been such an impressive lineup of international performers as the festival celebrated its 25th anniversary.
Tropical Storm Franklin continues to move to the West-North-West at 13 mph with maximum sustained winds of 60mph. Franklin is now located near 18.6 North Latitude and 85.9 West Longitude or some 170 miles East of Belize City and 143 miles East-Northeast of San Pedro. The Cayes and Corozal district may experience Tropical Storm force winds. Franklin could reach Hurricane strength before making landfall tonight. Three to six (3-6) inches of rainfall is expected.
The National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO) in collaboration with the National Meteorological Service hereby informs the general public that the strong Tropical Wave in the west-central Caribbean Sea has an 80% chance of becoming a Tropical Depression or a Tropical Storm over night.
Bright colors filled the stage as the eight contestants of the Miss Costa Maya Pageant left the audience in awe with their cultural costume presentations, flirted in their swimsuits and captivated everyone’s attention with glamorous evening gowns. In an emotional evening for Michelle Estrella Nuñez, she was able to capture the Miss Costa Maya title for Belize.
Tropic Air announces today that it is suspending scheduled flights to Chetumal, Merida, and San Pedro Sula, Honduras. The dates of the last flight to/from those destinations are as follows: Chetumal, Mexico: Friday, September 1, 2017Merida, Mexico: Friday, September 1, 2017San Pedro Sula, Honduras: Saturday, September 2, 2017
On Friday, July 28, 2017, Defense Minister Hon. John Saldivar joined Chargé d’ Affaires from the U.S. Embassy Adrienne Galanek and Lieutenant Gregory Soberanis of the Belize Coast Guard as they presented awards to members of the Belize Coast Guard and Belize Defense Force, who were victorious in the 2017 Annual Wonder Woman Challenge.
For the third year in a row the Belize Film Commission - NICH has hosted an event in Southern California that focuses on establishing and nurturing relationships with Hollywood producers and investors to Belize and connecting with members of our Belizean Diaspora willing to support Belize’s film industry.
San Pedro Police reports that on Monday, July 31, 2017 they visited the San Pedro Polly Clinic where they saw Lloyd Martinez, 29yrs, Belizean maintenance worker of a Police Street Address, Belize City, being treated for gunshot wounds to his mid-section of his body. Initial investigation revealed that Martinez was in the San Pedrito Area of San Pedro Town inside a yard conversing with another male person when a mask man approached them and fired two gun shots causing the injuries to Martinez. Police are investigating.
The Queen's Baton has journeyed through all the African and Caribbean countries. Its next stop will be Belize, from August 2nd - 6th.
Belize cuisine is gracing the tables at The Cafe Restaurant of Shangri La Far Eastern Plaza Hotel in Taipei from 27th July through 13th August 2017. The Event, the Taste of Belize Cuisine Festival, is presented by the Embassy of Belize in Taiwan in partnership with the Central American Trade Office (CATO) and the Hotel.
The Ministry of Natural Resources has received complaints of elevated illicit mining and dredging activities within the marine environment surrounding San Pedro, Ambergris Caye. The Mining Unit, along with the Hol Chan Marine Reserve Staff, is investigating these activities to confirm the extent and those involved. Based on the outcome of the investigation the Ministry will take the necessary steps to address any infringement of regulations.
The Ministry of Agriculture is pleased to announce the opening of its new Belmopan Weekend Farmers’ Market on Saturday, July 29, 2017 at the National Agriculture and Trade Show Grounds. The market will include over 150 stalls offering fresh local and imported produce, nursery plants and seedlings, prepared foods, arts and crafts, dry goods and clothing, free parking onsite, a kid’s park, clean restroom facilities, and an on site bus stop and pickup station. Opening hours for the Farmers’ Market starting Saturday, July 29 , 2017 and every weekend thereafter are as follows:
The quest to become San Pedro’s next beauty ambassador has began as five beautiful young ladies were officially announced and sashed as the Miss San Pedro 2017 contestants on Wednesday, July 26, at El Patio Restaurant.
H.E. Dr. David Lee, Foreign Minister of the Republic of China (Taiwan) is undertaking a three day visit to Belize, 26-28 July 2017, on the invitation of Hon. Wilfred P. Elrington, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Belize. On Wednesday Minister Lee signed a Memorandum of Understanding on Bilateral Cooperation, through which Taiwan will provide $60M to Belize, one third in grants and the remainder in loans which will be disbursed over the next four years. This support will contribute directly to the development of Belize.
Huawei Marine and Belize Telemedia Ltd (BTL) have met their two-month installation deadline on time and on budget, announcing the launch of BTL’s Strategic Evolution Underwater Link (SEUL). The project will bring fibre-optic submarine cable connectivity to San Pedro in Northern Belize, enabling super-fast broadband speeds to t
WestJet announced new non-stop weekly service between Calgary and Belize, effective November 3, 2017. The service is part of the airline's seasonal schedule for the winter of 2017-18 which includes more flights from Calgary to Vancouver, Toronto, Fort McMurray, Kelowna, Brandon, Grande Prairie, Kitchener, Los Angeles, Houston, Phoenix, Palm Springs, Cancun and Cabo San Lucas.
H.E. Francisco Daniel Gutierez presented his Letters of Credence to the President of the United States of America at the White House, thus making him the tenth Ambassador of Belize to the United States of America.