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Keep up-to-date with what's happening in Belize
from some of the nation's leading news papers, TV and radio stations.
 

Newspaper:         News Stations:       Radio:
Amandala            Channel 5 News      KREM FM
BelizeTimes         Channel 7 News      LOVE FM
The Guardian
      
Centaur Cable Net   Wave FM
The Reporter           
San Pedro Sun

 


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Check out Dr. Jane Crawford's, one of our planning committee members, interview entitled "Take 2 on the Weird Piglet" with Keith Swift, a Chanel 7 News Belize reporter, regarding the weird piglet born in Calcutta Village, Belize with a deformed head....Read more "Take 2 on the Weird Piglet"

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TREND: Americans Slash Their Taxes...as Expats Overseas?Internationalliving.com
In the United States, single-family home owners pay an average of $3,296 in property taxes a year. In some states-like New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Texas, Virginia, Connecticut, and California-the average is $7,000 a year?and higher.

Protected Nurse Shark intentionally killed in San Pedro
On Sunday, October 8th, Hol Chan Marine Reserve posted pictures of a Nurse Shark found dead on a beach on Ambergris Caye. The sight caused much outrage in the environmental community, as the animal appeared to have been hacked in half.

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The Mystery of the Mayas: A Visit to Lamanai, Belize
The idea of visiting archaeological ruins is generally to learn about past societies and cultures. In the case of Belize, some of the learnings pose more questions than answers.

Belize police make arrest in connection with fatal shooting of Toronto father
Police in Belize have made an arrest in connection with the death of a Toronto father of three fatally shot last Wednesday. Police have not said if any charges have been laid, but say the person in custody will appear in court Tuesday morning.

Belize to create world's first ray sanctuary, guided by Global FinPrint scientists
BELIZE CITY, Belize: The government of Belize today announced the establishment of the first-ever nationwide ray sanctuary, motivated, in part, by data from Global FinPrint scientists at FIU. Globally, rays are threatened with extinction due largely to overfishing, habitat loss and climate change.

Belize Forest Department cracking down on Illegal logging
The Belize Forest Department is strengthening public awareness on the logging industry, following the confiscation of illegal Mahogany in the Orange Walk District. On Thursday, September 28th, the Forest Department fined 47-year-old Guinea Grass Village resident, Pablo Valladarez $22,828 for illegal possession of Mahogany.

Belize Airport Authority confirms work on Caye Caulker Airstrip to start soon
The Belize Airport Authority has confirmed to The San Pedro Sun that pre-construction work on the Caye Caulker Airstrip should be starting in the coming week. On Tuesday, September 12th, Tropic Air and Maya Island Air jointly informed the public that all flights to Caye Caulker would be suspended starting Sunday, October 1st, due to inadequate infrastructure.

Toronto father of three shot and killed in Belize
Gabriel Bochnia, 38, was fatally shot in Corozal, Belize, Wednesday night. He was living there with his wife and three children, none of whom were injured.

Every drop counts: Blood Drive held in Caye Caulker
In hopes of building Caye Caulker's blood reserve, the Belize Red Cross San Pedro Branch held their second blood drive of the year at the Caye Caulker Polyclinic on Saturday, September 30th. While the blood drive did not bring in as many people as hoped for, BRCSPC would still like to thank the community for assisting.

Cruise to the Edge 2018 Final Public Sale Begins; Updated Lineup Announced
With only 4 months to go before sailing, Cruise To The Edge, progressive rock's largest festival at sea, announced that its final public sale began yesterday . Limited cabins are still available at CruiseToTheEdge.com, with prices beginning at $1,309 per person, double occupancy.

Canadian man, 38, fatally shot in Belize; police say suspect fled on foot
Police spokesman Raphael Martinez says Gabriel Bochnia was shot Wednesday night as he and his wife and their three children were returning to their home in the Chula Vista area of Corozal. Martinez says as Bochina, 38, got out of his vehicle to open the gate, a man with a rag over his face came from behind the bushes and shot him in the abdomen.

Canadian man, 38, fatally shot in Belize; police say suspect fled on foot
Police spokesman Raphael Martinez says Gabriel Bochnia was shot Wednesday night as he and his wife and their three children were returning to their home in the Chula Vista area of Corozal. Martinez says as Bochina, 38, got out of his vehicle to open the gate, a man with a rag over his face came from behind the bushes and shot him in the abdomen.

Ambergris Caye's Madison Edwards and conservationist Luz Hunter get Ocean Hero Award
At the sixth annual Ocean Hero Award organized by Oceana in Belize, two outstanding Belizeans were awarded with the prestigious award on Saturday, September 30th, at the Ramada Princess Hotel and Casino in Belize City. The two recipients are career tour guide and conservation educator Luz Hunter from Burrell Boom in the Belize District, and 11-year-old student, Madison Edwards from Ambergris Caye.

Belize Chinese businesses closed to protest murder of businessman
The Chinese community in Belize said it will shut down all Chinese-owned groceries and gaming centres on Sunday protest the recent spate of armed robberies that left one Chinese dead. The gunman escaped without any money, but as he fled, fired a shot that hit the businessman in his temple.

Belize Chocolate Company announces "Go Straw-Less" campaign
With the aim of reducing the amount of plastic straws in the marine environment, The Belize Chocolate Company has announced that it will start a "Go Straw-Less" campaign on Sunday, October 1st. The BCC is encouraging all their customers that buy a milk shake or cold drink to go straw-less.

Prime Minister says Petrocaribe will re-start in October; fuel prices expected to moderate
On Thursday, September 21st, during his Independence Day address, the Prime Minister of Belize, Right Honourable Dean Barrow announced that the Petrocaribe Program will start back up next month. The program, through which Belize had been purchasing fuel from Venezuela under conditions of preferential payments, was suspended on Thursday, September 14th, due to 'unreliability.'

Belize Energy Workers Take Their Case To The Labour Minister

Family Believes Charred Remains Are Their Loved Ones

Gun Found On City Streets Was Stolen From PG Police

PUP, Cabals, But No Conspiracy

Cops: Cacho Killed Welch

Conservation Post For Caracol

Caye Caulker Cops Say Man Bit Them

VIP Wants Petition Against Sedi


Can VIP Be More Than a Press Conference Party?

More Kids Learning Money Literacy

BAHA Goes Big Time with PCR Lab

Taking Tour Guides Seriously

The Harmony of the Prakash Project


Making Sound Engineers