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Monthly Archives: March, 2018

U.S. Embassy Recognizes Outstanding Belizean Women

U.S. Embassy Belmopan recognized Staff Officer Rhea Rogers as the U.S. Department of State International Woman of Courage award nominee for Belize and Ms. Anna Silva as the Embassy’s Woman of the Year 2018. Both awards were presented at the 13th Annual Outstanding Women’s Awards Ceremony hosted by the Office of the Special Envoy for Women and Children and the Women’s Department yesterday, March 28, 2018 at the Belize Western Plus Belize Biltmore Plaza Hotel.

Considered the greatest single threat to the Caribbean, Sargassum is blamed for dead fish on Ambergris Caye

The influx of Sargassum seaweed has been accumulating along the coast of Ambergris Caye and nearby islands for the past several weeks. The thick accumulation of these sea plants on the coastline is apparently causing detrimental effects on certain fish species as residents have reported dead fish along the shores.

Red Cross hosts Blood Drive in Caye Caulker

From 10AM to 3PM a total of nine pints of blood were collected at the Caye Caulker Polyclinic.

Invasion Latina helps island resident Miguel Ayala

The event was filled with live entertainment and for a fee, patrons enjoyed the music of DJ Super Mario, DJ Flex, and island band Rompe Raja.

BVA Volleyball Tournament 2nd Stop begins on Ambergris Caye

The Belize Volleyball Association (BVA) 2nd Stop Volleyball Tournament commenced this past weekend at Pirates South Beach Café and Pub south of San Pedro Town on Sunday, March 25th.

National budget 2018-2019 debated and approved

During both sessions, the budget proposed by the current administration of the United Democratic Party (UDP) was heavily criticized by members of the Opposition and sternly questioned by some of the members in the Senate. The sentiment was that the budget is ‘more of the same,’ with little incentives for the poor or the growth of the country’s economy.

Belize wins friendly football match against Grenada 4-2

Among the players selected to play for Belize National Team was San Pedro’s Jesse Smith. The match saw both teams showcasing skills but when the long whistle was blown, it was a 4-2 victory for the Jaguars.

Guillermo Salazar shot in San Pedrito

The police have no suspects as yet and no motive has been established for the shooting. They have indicated that they are investigating and hope to apprehend the culprit responsible for this latest violent crime on the island.