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.
Oceana Partners with The Belize Scouts Association for the 29th annual International River and Coastal Clean-up held under the theme “FIGHTING FOR TRASH FREE SEAS” Hundreds of Belizean wavemakers participate in country-wide effort to remove debris and garbage from waterways and coastline
A shooting incident that occurred shortly after midnight on Monday, September 30, 2019 inside Daddy Rock Night Club has left one person injured and San Pedro Police have one suspect in custody. According to San Pedro Police they received information about a shooting at Daddy Rock Night Club on Barrier Reef Drive sometime around 12:30 a.m. where Glenford Alexx Dominguez, 45-year-old, Belizean Bartender of San Pablo Area was seen suffering from a gunshot wound to the left shoulder which penetrated and exited his body.
On Saturday, September 28, 2019, the United States Air Force C5 GALAXY landed at the Phillip Goldson International Airport of Belize with a huge delivery of four ambulances and one fire truck to Belize.BERT Belize, Rotary Club of Belize Sunrise and Southern Emergency Services Belize received a special donation of 4 ambulances and a fire truck courtesy the USAF through the kind generosity of Alberta Health Services, Alberta Honda, The City of Calgary, Calgary Firefighters Association, and Edmonton Riverview Rotary Club.
Tropic Air is investing in an aircraft that supersedes any in its current fleet. It’s a 1900D Beechcraft which, according to Tropic Air President, Johnny Greif III, will add a whole new dimension to their fleet, possibly even a weekly flight to Havana, Cuba. Tropic Air’s 1900D will be the first aircraft of its type owned and operated by a Belizean airline and the only one of its type, not only in the country, but in the whole of Central America.
Oceana Belize along with Tiburon Rum and other donors have facilitated the donation of a 28’ Bradley Pelican marine vessel, Tiburon, powered by two 115 horse power outboard engines, to the Belize Coast Guard in an effort to combat illegal fishing, piracy and drug trafficking in Belize’s waters. The donation was made possible through the kind support of multiple partners.
Embassy Of The Republic Of China (Taiwan) Cautions The General Public In Belize About A Fake Press Release
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The San Pedro Town Council held the Independence Eve Block Party at the Hon. Louis Sylvestre Sports field in commemoration of Belize’s 38th Independence Day Celebrations. Mayor Daniel Guerrero and dignitaries made their entrance to the sports field followed by formal Independence Day Speeches. Miss San Pedro Litzy Castillo Guillen made her grand entrance with the SPHS torch bearers and marching band.