Island Christmas Toy Drive Giveaway a Success
The Christmas Toy Drive Giveaway hosted by Jaz Azueta from The Real Estate Belize, Vanessa Parham from NEMO and Triple R and Ethan Neal from Customs and Excise Department was a success. A total of 300 gifts were handed out to much deserve children in the areas of San Mateo, San Juan, San Pedrito and DFC Area.
Stray Dogs Receive Love from SP Share and Care
A new stray dog feeding campaign has been started on Ambergris Caye by a non-profit charity organization SP. Share and Care. On their first outing, over the weekend, the group of kind-hearted islanders met in the San Mateo and DFC areas where they fed stray dog. The orgainzation had asked residents for donations of dog food or monetary contributions to help them in their first goal. The group's first event was a success, giving some extra love and affection to helpless animals. Share and Care was created to feed the stray dogs of San Pedro Ambergris Caye!
Belize Champs at Pok ta Pok World Championship Held in Yucatan
The Belize Maya ballgame team Ek’ Balam Poktapok will return to the country as champions once again, after being victorious at the Pok Ta Pok World Championship games held in Merida, Yucatan, Mexico last week. This is the team’s third championship, previously winning the Maya ballgame championship in 2017 and 2019.
Belize Announces Health Pass Vaccination App and Increase Surveillance of New Variant
As the Ministry of Health and Wellness indicates that it is increasing surveillance following the announcement of the new COVID-19 variant, Omicron discovered in South Africa, it has also informed the public of the launch of its Health Pass Vaccination App, accessible to all by downloading the app from the Apple or Android store. The app provides users with an electronic copy of their vaccination card.
Incident Involving Alleged Teacher Misconduct During Online Class
- Press Release, San Pedro High School, December 1, 2021 - The Board of Management and Administration of San Pedro High School is aware of an incident of alleged teacher misconduct during her online class. As an educational institution, we do not support any form of student abuse by any member of our faculty, staff, or vice versa. The well-being of our students is of paramount importance. The alleged matter will be fully investigated in accordance with the Education Rules by ensuring that due process is applied. - End of Release -
National Geographic Names Belize as One of Best Places to Enjoy Nature 2022
The world-renowned publication National Geographic has listed Belize among the top destinations for travelers to visit in the upcoming year. The publication just posted “25 Amazing Journeys for 2022” featuring the top picks for destinations from the publication’s global editors.
Awards Ceremony Held for San Pedro Township Day
In observation of the 37th Township Day (November 27) for San Pedro, the San Pedro Town Council hosted an Award Ceremony to highlight individuals from the various sectors of our community whose, together over the recent years, contributions have impacted our island. These were the following awards for 202; Congratulations to all the honorees:
Selena and PACasso Murals by Donkeemom and Donkeeboy
Mother and son power duo artists from Houston, Texas visited San Pedro, Ambergris Caye this past week, leaving something behind they hope will brighten up islander’s spirits and bring a little character to the island community. They completed a mural on the face of a warehouse where they depicted a couple of their most inspirational portraits.
Belize Just Won Miss Earth 2021
Social media in Belize blew up last night after the announcement that Miss Belize Earth, Destiny Wagner, had just won the title of Miss Earth 2021. The crown made Destiny the first Belizean to hold an international title for the country. Needless to say, Belizeans are ecstatic about the announcement and proud of Destiny for her great achievement.
How did Ambergris Caye Manage Without Triple R Emergency Services?
It was unfortunate that the birth of Triple R (Rickilee Response & Rescue) came about due to the death of a tourist vacationing on Ambergris Caye. It has now been three and half years since the tragic accident, but the island has been blessed with the invaluable emergency services of Triple R.
Tropic Air Commences San Ignacio Flights
Tropic Air commenced service to San Ignacio, Cayo on Monday, Novermber 15, 2021. Flights will initially be on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, and are timed to connect easily with most international arrivals and departures at the Belize International Airport as well as Tropic Air flights to Cancun, Roatan, Placencia, Dangriga and Punta Gorda.
Celebrity Spotting: Youtube Influencer Visiting Belize
A celebrity nowadays is not necessarily classified by his Hollywood status, music career or athletic prowess. With the advent of social media, almost anybody can become a celebrity with interesting and engaging content. Celebrity YouTuber/Blogger known as Luisito Comunica is in Belize showcasing the our jewel to his millions of followers. Luisito is one of the most influential and famous YouTuber in Latin America with over 37 million followers on You Tube, 20 Million on Facebook and 29 Million on Instagram having travelled to over 100 countries.
The United States Donates an Additional 117,000 Pfizer Vaccines to Belize
Belmopan – U.S. Embassy Belmopan is pleased to announce the arrival of 117,000 Pfizer vaccines in Belize. This U.S. government contribution to Belize’s fight against the COVID-19 pandemic is in addition to the 111,150 vaccine doses donated in August. The United States is committed to sharing vaccines globally, saving lives, and putting an end to the pandemic.
WestJet and Southwest Resume Flights to Belize in November
Belize City, Belize, November 3, 2021: The Belize Tourism Board (BTB) was pleased to announce the resumption of seasonal flights from Canada and daily flights from the United States to Belize this month. On November 3, WestJet resumed flights to Belize from Toronto, Canada.
El Dia de la Raza Added to Belize Holidays
The Government of Belize announced the approved list of Public and Bank Holidays for the upcoming year 2022, adding a holiday that was missing from this year’s calendar. The new entry on the list is El Día de la Raza (Day of Race/Race Day). This day, which will be celebrated on October 10 in lieu of Wednesday, October 12, celebrates the heritage, colonization, and cultural diversity of Latin America.
Oceana Honors Wavemakers at 2021 Virtual Annual General Meeting
Monique Vernon of Placencia honored as Oceana’s 2021 National Wavemaker of the Year - On Thursday, October 28th, supporters from across the globe tuned in as Oceana hosted its 2021 Annual General Meeting on Facebook live for its dedicated members, better known as ‘Wavemakers’. During the virtual event, many Wavemakers were recognized for their sensational support for Oceana’s campaigns and initiatives over the past year.
Celebrity Spotting: Britney Spears Lands on Private Island in Belize
According to her Instagram, Britney Spears is vacationing on a private island off the coast of Belize. We might all agree that she is in need of a vacation. What better place to relax and free herself from all the stress - Yes Belize! Today, Britney Spears posted on her Instagram account a picture of her boarding a helicopter at Belize's Philip Goldson International Airport. The post also includes a video showing her a bit nervous as she is lifted away to a private island.
Belize Strengthens Early Warning Systems for Rainfall and Climate Forecasting
The Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility (CCRIF has recently provided another grant to the Government of Belize of US$43,140 to further enhance its early warning systems for extreme rainfall events. Since 2017, CCRIF has been supporting Belize to purchase and install automatic weather stations with grants totaling US$143,000. The first grant of US$100,000 in 2017, facilitated the purchase of 30 new automatic weather stations that were installed throughout the country.
BTB Provides Enhanced Health and Safety Training for San Pedro Tour Guides
The Belize Tourism Board concluded a two-day Enhanced Health and Safety Training for Tour Guides on Friday, October 8, 2021. The training sessions were held in conjunction with the San Pedro Tour Guide Association, at the San Pedro Junior College while following all COVID-19 guidelines.
Collection Released of New Maya Brand of Clothing Xe’il Belize
Xe’il, meaning “True to our Roots” - a meaningful brand designed and developed to provide a source of economic empowerment to Mayan women and showcase the dawn of a fashion era emerging from Southern Belize.