As Belize prepares to celebrate Coastal Awareness Week under the theme, “building coastal resilience through innovation” a number of scientists and hydrographic experts are in country to continue work in helping to build the nation’s climate resilience and to develop adaptive measures as part of its efforts to manage and protect coastal and marine resources.
The Belize Tourism Board (BTB) recognized the top tourism performers during its 17th National Tourism Awards Gala Event held on Saturday, 19th October in Belize City. Congratulations goes out especially to the winners from San Pedro namely Grand Caribe on their win for Top Performing Hotel of the Year, the San Pedro Tour Guide Association - for the Tour Guide Association of the Year and to Mrs. Kelly McDermott Kanabar on her win for this year's Minister's Award.
During the early morning hours of Friday, October 18, 2019 the Belize Coast Guard detained two Honduran Nationals who were caught fishing in Belizean waters. These men were then handed over to the rangers of the Southern Environmental Association, who formally arrested the detained men.
Tourism Industry stakeholders and international marketing experts converged at the Biltmore Plaza Hotel on Friday, Oct 18 to discuss a wide-range of issues important to the local industry as part of this year’s BTB annual Tourism Conference which saw a record attendance of over 200 participants. The conference evolved from the BTB’s strategic plan on equipping stakeholders with pertinent and relevant information for the industry’s enhancement.
Mrs. Yvette Sanker Riverol is Oceana’s 2019 Wavemaker of the Year Belizeans from across the country came out in waves to the Saint Catherine Academy Auditorium in Belize City to participate in Oceana’s Annual General Meeting (AGM)of its dedicated volunteers, our “Wavemakers”. Over four hundred Wavemakers from Corozal, Orange Walk, Belize, Cayo, Stann Creek and Toledo districts, as well as from Caye Caulker and Ambergris Caye attended this year’s event.
On Friday, October 18, 2019, The Ministry of National Security (Defence) hosted the 5th Annual Multinational Security Cooperation Conference at the Grand Caribe Belize Suites & Residences in San Pedro, Ambergris Caye.
Ministry of National Security Inaugurates Joint Interagency Information Security System On Thursday, October 17, 2019, the Ministry of National Security officially inaugurated its Joint Interagency Information Security System (JIISS) during a ceremony at the Ministry of National Security Compound in Belmopan.
Santo Domingo. October 15th, 2019. Belize was represented at the 5th Meeting of the Executive Commission of Mesoamerica and first Mesoamerica Cooperation Forum by Ambassador Patrick Andrews, Chief Executive Officer in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Special Envoy for Women and Children and the Belize Cancer Society Unveil 2019 Cancer Awareness Flyer
On Tuesday, October 15, 2019, the Office of the Special Envoy for Women and Children in partnership with the Belize Cancer Society unveiled its 2019 Cancer Awareness Flyer as part of Belize’s activities for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Each year, the Office of the Special Envoy partners with the Belize Cancer Society to identify cancer survivors and current fighters who are willing to give of their time to empower others and encourage yearly screenings/self-examinations by participating in a Cancer Awareness Photoshoot.
A team of five Belize Electricity Limited (BEL) employees travelled to the Bahamas on Sunday, October 13, 2019 to assist Bahamas Power and Light (BPL) with hurricane restoration efforts on Abaco Island. Category five Hurricane Dorian claimed 61 lives and caused massive devastation to the Abaco and Grand Bahama islands during its passage September 1-3, 2019. The BEL team will join other member utilities of the Caribbean Electric Utility Services Corporation (CARILEC) who have committed to assisting BPL with rebuilding electrical infrastructure.
From Wednesday, October 16 to Sunday, October 20, Costa Rica will host the CODICADER Games (Elementary School Level). A delegation of 59 people will travel from Belize to compete in the disciplines of mini-volleyball, kids athletics, and football 7. The National Stadium will host kids athletics, mini-volleyball will be played at the San Francisco de Dos Ríos Sports Center, and football 7 will be played at the Ernesto Rohrmoser de Pavas Stadium.
The Governments of Belize and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) signed an agreement on economic cooperation on Wednesday, October 9, 2019, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, aimed at strengthening the ties of friendship and cooperation that exist between both countries. The agreement establishes a framework for expanding the economic relationship between the two countries in a number of key areas, including:'
Graffiti is writing or drawings made on a wall or other surface, usually as a form of artistic expression, usually done without permission and within public view. Our little town is coming alive with lots of colors and spectacular graffiti drawings and in most cases with permission of the owners. Business owners are contracting the graffiti artists to spice up their building.
Tropic Air announces that effective November 13th, 2019 it will commence regularly scheduled air tour flights from Placencia to the Blue Hole. These new flights will initially operate on Wednesdays, will take approximately one hour, and will complement the existing scheduled Blue Hole tour flights from San Pedro, Caye Caulker and Belize City Municipal.
Riversdale fisherwoman Guadalupe Lampella and Placencia-bred fisherman Dale Fairweather are champions for the sea.On Saturday, October 5th, Oceana formally recognized two extraordinary Belizeans as the 2019 Ocean Heroes. This year’s winners are fisherman and sea advocate, Dale Fairweather and fisherwoman and avid diver, Guadalupe Lampella.
Headed down south or at Caye Coffee for some fresh coffee? Then you will be greeted by this awesome graffiti on the wall. There have been several murals going up in town lately as many local businesses are sprucing up their walls and graffiti art seems the way to go! Artists have been expressing their amazing talent and this one does not fail to impress! Afro Girl Graffiti done by island artist Elvis Eddie Aldana (Eddz 501) and Karen Gonzalez.
Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism Meeting on Strategic Actions for the Fisheries and Aquaculture
The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Fisheries, The Environment, Sustainable Development and Immigration hosted the Second High Level Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM) and the Organization of the Fisheries and Aquaculture Sector of the Central American Isthmus (OSPESCA) at the Best Plus Biltmore Plaza in Belize City on Wednesday, October 2, 2019.
On Tuesday, October 1, 2019, Digi continued with its rollout of its DigiLearn project by distributing brand new Dell Convertible Laptops programmed with M365 Educational tools to first and second form students at San Pedro High School in San Pedro. San Pedro High School was chosen as one of the schools to be a part of the pilot project in April of this year by the Belize Ministry of Education partnered with Digi Belize in collaboration with Microsoft. This time around both first and second form students were presented with laptops.
The Protected Areas Conservation Trust (PACT) continues to be the premier donor to Belize’s National Protected Areas System. On Tuesday, October 1, 2019, PACT continued the roll out of its Conservation Investment Strategy with another investment, this time in multiple Marine Protected Areas under the management of the Belize Fisheries Department. A brief signing ceremony was held to award the $1.15 Million Dollar conservation investment.
Ministerial delegations from Caribbean and Central American countries to discuss strategic actions for the Fisheries and Aquaculture Sector Belize City, Monday, 30 September 2019 (CRFM)—Ministerial Fisheries delegations from countries across the Caribbean and Central America will converge in Belize this week for high-level talks aimed at solidifying partnerships at the political level, as well as setting our priority areas for attention and mutual cooperation.