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  • Belize Confirms Patient With Ebola Symptoms On Cruise Ship Off Its Coast

    10/17/2014 6:54:24 AM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 40 replies
    Belizean ^ | 10/17/14 | Belizean
    Reports tonight are that two individuals possibly infected with the Ebola virus are in Belizean waters. Local TV station Channel 7 monitored in the capital City Of Belmopan tonight, reported having credible reports that a couple from a Texas-based cruise ship presently anchored off Belize City, is on a ship tender, unable to return to the cruise ship, while being refused entry to Belize City to catch an air ambulance awaiting at the International Airport to take them to the their country of origin, the U.S.A. The television station in its broadcast tonight said Belize health authorities contacted tonight have...
  • Ebola Stricken Cruise Passenger Denied Entry to Belize

    10/17/2014 2:29:49 AM PDT · by eastforker · 73 replies
    Maritime news ^ | October 17, 2014 | World Maritime News Staf
    A Dallas hospital nurse exhibiting Ebola-like symptoms and her husband, travelling on board Carnival Magic, have been denied entry to Belize. The couple has been prevented from entering Belize City to be airlifted to the U.S.A., and is currently on a ship tender unable to return to the cruise ship, according to the Belizean media reports.
  • Report: Cruise ship carrying Texas Ebola health worker refused entry in Belize

    10/17/2014 12:22:04 AM PDT · by elhombrelibre · 91 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 17 Oct 14 | Fred Barbash
    The Belize coast guard is refusing to allow passengers from a cruise ship to come ashore because it’s carrying a Texas hospital worker who handled a lab specimen from the man who died of Ebola in Dallas, according to news reports from Belize. A White House official confirmed to the Associated Press early Friday morning that that the unnamed Dallas health care worker is on the ship and is “self-quarantined.” But the White House did not identify the country.
  • Christians need not apply

    05/27/2014 9:55:00 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 12 replies
    One News Now ^ | 5-27-14 | Bryan Fischer
    The number of careers and professions available to practicing Christians is shrinking by the day. You can add a career in public health to that list. Dr. Brendan Bain, one of the leading AIDS experts in the Caribbean, has been unceremoniously cashiered from his post for having the temerity to tell the truth about the cause of AIDS. A long-time and highly respected professor at the University of West Indies until his retirement in 2012, Dr. Bain was praised by all as a "pioneer” in the effort to combat HIV/AIDS, which is at epidemic proportions in Caribbean nations. Since his...
  • Feds to Spend $500K for Job Creation – in Belize

    07/19/2013 12:14:48 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 7 replies
    http://www.cnsnews.com ^ | july 19, 2013 | melanie hunter
    The State Department through the U.S. Mission to Belize is planning to spend $500,000 to create jobs for youth in Belize. “Marginalized youth are empowered when given a voice and opportunities. Equipping marginalized youth and their communities with economic opportunities and/or business training can help them reach their true potential as entrepreneurs and improve citizen security,” the grant announcement said. The grant proposal seeks to “confront the root causes of violence and crime” in Belize “in a creative and effective way” and “to create positive cultural and social conditions, which are the foundations of a peaceful and orderly society.”
  • Bulldozers destroy 3,200-year-old Mayan pyramid in Belize

    05/14/2013 5:32:14 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 25 replies
    Bulldozers and backhoes have essentially destroyed one of Belize's largest Mayan pyramids, which survived millennia of storms, rain and wind only to succumb to a construction company seeking gravel for road fill. The head of the Belize Institute of Archaeology says the destruction was detected late last week, and only a small portion of the center of the pyramid mound was left standing, according to the Associated Press. 7Newsbelize.com, the website for TV channel 7 in the small Caribbean country, accompanied a handful of archaeologists to the site recent.
  • Mayan pyramid bulldozed: Ancient pyramid flattened by construction crew

    05/15/2013 10:27:49 AM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 41 replies
    http://www.examiner.com ^ | May 14 2013 | Jay Petrillo
    Officials in Belize say a construction company has destroyed one of the country's largest Mayan pyramids, reports. Head of the Belizean Institute of Archaeology Jaime Awe said the Noh Mul temple was leveled by a road-building company seeking gravel for road filler.
  • Hezbollah in Yucatán

    02/02/2013 12:39:56 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 18 replies
    Gates of vienna.net ^ | January 30, 2013
    Hezbollah in Yucatán Posted on January 30, 2013 by Baron Bodissey As mentioned here many times in the past, the southern border of the United States is porous not just to Mexicans, Salvadorans, and Guatemalans, but also to Islamic terrorists. Operatives from Al Qaeda and Hezbollah acquire a Latin American passport and enough Spanish to allow their swarthiness to pass as Latino.This latest report concerns the arrival of a Hezbollah associate in Mexico. Many thanks to Iz-M (via Vlad) for the translation from Diario de Yucatán: More signs of the presence of HezbollahLabboun Rafic Mohammed, the Muslim cleric allegedly linked...
  • Archaeologist Suing Makers of Indiana Jones, Claiming Their Crystal Skull is Too Accurate

    12/10/2012 7:12:58 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 32 replies
    IO9 ^ | Dec 9, 2012 | Lauren Davis
    Archaeologist suing makers of Indiana Jones, claiming their Crystal Skull is too accurate Can a fantastical movie be too historically accurate? Dr. Jaime Awe, director of the Institute of Archeology of Belize, has filed suit against Lucasfilm and Paramount Pictures claiming that the prop skull from Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull bears a striking resemblance to one of the "real" Crystal Skulls originally discovered in Belize. So why is that a problem? Well, according to Awe, the skull was stolen, and the filmmakers are profitting off of ill-gotten goods. The Hollywood Reporter broke the news of...
  • Archaeologist sues over use of artifact likeness in Indiana Jones crystal skull

    12/09/2012 4:48:58 AM PST · by Renfield · 11 replies
    A Belize archaeologist is suing the makers of a blockbuster ‘Indiana Jones’ film for using a likeness of a so-called Crystal Skull, which he says is a stolen national treasure. Dr. Jaime Awe claims the skull was stolen from Belize 88 years ago, and that filmmakers had no right to use a model of it in 2008's Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, according to the Hollywood Reporter. In a lawsuit filed in Illinois this week, Awe is demanding the return of the Crystal Skull, which he says is a national treasure, from a treasure-hunting family who...
  • Software pioneer McAfee says framed for murder in Belize (In Hiding)

    11/13/2012 4:31:39 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Reuters ^ | 11/13/2012
    Computer security industry pioneer John McAfee says he has gone into hiding in Belize because he believes authorities there are trying to frame him for the murder of a neighbor, a crime he says he did not commit, according to Wired magazine. Belize police are searching for McAfee as "a person of interest" in a murder investigation. "You can say I'm paranoid about it, but they will kill me, there is no question. They've been trying to get me for months. They want to silence me," Wired quoted McAfee as saying on its website. "I am not well liked by...
  • Exclusive: John McAfee Wanted for Murder (Anti Virus King into Bath Salts)

    11/12/2012 11:28:28 AM PST · by ImJustAnotherOkie · 45 replies
    Gizmoto ^ | 11/12/2012 | Jeff Wise
    Antivirus pioneer John McAfee is on the run from murder charges, Belize police say. According to Marco Vidal, head of the national police force's Gang Suppression Unit, McAfee is a prime suspect in the murder of American expatriate Gregory Faull, who was gunned down Saturday night at his home in San Pedro Town on the island of Ambergris Caye. Details remain sketchy so far, but residents say that Faull was a well-liked builder who hailed originally from California. The two men had been at odds for some time. Last Wednesday, Faull filed a formal complaint against McAfee with the mayor's...
  • Hezbollah Raises Latin American Profile

    09/18/2012 9:27:36 PM PDT · by neverdem · 43 replies
    Commentary ^ | 09.15.2012 | Michael Rubin
    @mrubin1971Two news stories from recent weeks, if true, should raise a red flag in the United States that Iran is preparing to use Hezbollah to strike at U.S. interests in Latin America, if not in the United States itself.First, this story from the Lebanese news portal Naharnet and sourced in part to Israeli radio. The Naharnet story was taken down shortly after it appeared: Hezbollah is using a training base established by Iran in northern Nicaragua near the border with Honduras, the Israeli radio reported on Thursday [September 6]. “The area is cordoned off and there are around 30 members...
  • 3 alleged Hezbollah terrorists arrested in Mexico

    09/10/2012 1:18:47 AM PDT · by tsowellfan · 21 replies
    American national wanted by US government among alleged terror group members detained in Merida. An alleged terrorist belonging to the radical Islamic movement Hezbollah has been arrested in Mexico and handed over to US authorities, Mexican media reported Sunday...
  • My Big Fat Belizean, Singaporean Bank Account

    07/25/2012 5:01:50 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    New York Times ^ | 07/25/2012 | Adam Davidson
    Earlier this month, I decided to see how hard it would be to set up my own offshore bank account. I figured it would be pretty difficult, because I’m not rich and don’t have a team of tax lawyers to oversee my money and because the E.U. and U.S. governments have been cracking down on tax havens by imposing stricter tax-sharing requirements. So I proceeded with some caution. First, I Googled “company registration tax haven” and randomly picked three firms that set up accounts in offshore jurisdictions. Then I called each and explained that I was hoping to minimize my...
  • "Dramatic" New Maya Temple Found, Covered With Giant Faces [ El Zotz ]

    07/22/2012 8:12:13 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 81 replies
    National Geographic News ^ | Friday, July 20, 2012 | Ker Than
    Some 1,600 years ago, the Temple of the Night Sun was a blood-red beacon visible for miles and adorned with giant masks of the Maya sun god as a shark, blood drinker, and jaguar. Long since lost to the Guatemalan jungle, the temple is finally showing its faces to archaeologists, and revealing new clues about the rivalrous kingdoms of the Maya. Unlike the relatively centralized Aztec and Inca empires, the Maya civilization -- which spanned much of what are now Guatemala, Belize, and Mexico's Yucatán region (Maya map) -- was a loose aggregation of city-states. "This has been a growing...
  • McAfee Founder Arrested Over ''Bogus Weapons Charge''

    05/05/2012 8:44:34 PM PDT · by marktwain · 25 replies
    tomsguide.com ^ | 4 May, 2012 | Kevin Parrish
    John McAfee was reportedly arrested in Belize for having a firearm without a license. His story sounds just as unbelievable as the false arrest itself. ZoomLocal news channel News 5 in Belize reports that McAfee founder John McAfee was arrested at his research facility in Orange Walk for having a firearm without a license. McAfee calls the arrest bogus, claiming that it was an intentional move because he failed to bribe a local political boss in the local district. "On Monday at six o’clock, I was awakened by the sound of a bullhorn, a megaphone," McAfee explains. "I went outside...
  • Trevor Bradley-Time To Spread Your Wealth Overseas--15.Apr.2012

    04/15/2012 4:53:57 PM PDT · by appeal2 · 6 replies
    The Financial Survival Network ^ | 04/15/2012 | Kerry Lutz
    www.FinancialSurvivalNetwork.com presents Trevor Bradley from Georgetown Marketing discussed how to internationalize your assets before it's too late. Many people are unaware that it is currently completely legal to invest funds overseas. Whether you're opening a bank account, investing in a business, or buying real estate, you are free to invest as you desire. However, you must do it properly and report it to the irs/government. Failure to properly disclose your overseas assets and investments can result in extremely Draconian fines and penalties. With the rapid deterioration of the US economic system, how much longer will Uncle Sam allow this? Trevor...
  • Protect Your Assets OFFSHORE w/Trevor Bradley--02-03-12

    02/03/2012 9:45:11 PM PST · by appeal2 · 2 replies
    The Financial Survival Network ^ | 02/04/2012 | Kerry Lutz
    I'm live at Freedom Fest's Global Financial Summit 2012 in the Bahamas. Trevor Bradley of Georgetown Trust joins me to discuss global banking jurisdictions. Georgetown Trust specializes in helping you obtain asset protection, management, and diversification. All of their work is offshore and is protected with respect to privacy and confidentiality. Trevor and I agree, Belize is one of the best banking jurisdictions out there. Belize has never had a banking failure in its history, and banks in Belize are regulated to keep a 24% liquidity rate all year round. You need to consider offshoring a portion of your wealth....
  • Tale of two small countries (Cayman and Belize are very similar. Yet, one is rich, the other poor)

    01/17/2012 7:44:28 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 01/17/2012 | Richard Rahn
    Cayman is rich, and Belize is poor. Why? Both are small Caribbean countries with the same climate and roughly the same mixed racial heritage, and both were English-speaking British colonies. Belize (the former British Honduras) received its independence in 1981, while Cayman is still not fully independent but is self-governing at the local level, with its own currency, laws and regulations. Belize should be richer: It has a larger population than Cayman (345,000 as contrasted with Cayman’s 54,000). Belize has a much larger and more varied land area with many more natural resources, including gas and oil, and some rich...
  • Police find $10,000 worth of weed and an AK-47 rifle

    12/15/2010 7:13:33 AM PST · by Pan_Yan · 23 replies
    Amandala (Belize) ^ | 14/12/2010 - 09:36 AM | Daniel Ortiz
    Police say that they were patrolling on Fabers Road today when they conducted a search on a sewer waste site in the Dykes area. This led to the discovery of two sacks of cannabis; the sacks contained many smaller parcels of cannabis that had been neatly packed in black plastic bags. Police say that the total amount of the find is estimated to be 27 ¼ pounds, for a street value of $10,000. Police say that they also conducted a search on an abandoned lot in Hattieville yesterday. This search led to the discovery of an AK-47 rifle with a...
  • Jaguar escaped in hurricane blamed in Belize death

    10/27/2010 7:42:49 AM PDT · by Rebelbase · 19 replies
    AP via MSNBC ^ | 10/27/10 | AP
    A jaguar that escaped from its cage at a Belize animal rescue center during Hurricane Richard has been blamed in the mauling death of a U.S. citizen whose body was found on Tuesday. The 4-year-old male jaguar named Max escaped when a tree fell on his cage on Sunday, the same day the Category 1 hurricane hit the country's Caribbean coast with howling winds and rain. Authorities found the victim's body near the animal center on Tuesday. It had bite marks on the forearm and neck, and the man had apparently been attacked the day before and dragged for some...
  • Mob Torches Belize Crocodile Sanctuary

    09/20/2010 4:06:05 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 25 replies
    UPI ^ | Sept. 9, 2010
    An American couple says the crocodile preserve they ran in Belize was burned down by a mob of locals who were apparently inspired by a psychic. Vincent and Cherie Rose, formerly of Aspen, Colo., said about 100 angry Mayans stormed their compound in Punta Gora over the weekend after a local psychic told them the Roses had kidnapped two local children and fed them to the crocs. "I'm going to get a lawyer and sue the Mayan village that's responsible for destroying our lives and our not-for-profit crocodile sanctuary," Rose told the Aspen Times. The newspaper said Thursday that the...
  • How to Retire Comfortably for Under $1,500 a Month

    08/13/2010 4:26:50 PM PDT · by cll · 84 replies · 1+ views
    Yahoo! Finance ^ | 8/10/2010 | Kathleen Peddicord
    Jason and Elizabeth Pearce moved from Canada to Belize three years ago. They bought a piece of property on the sea. A year later, they built a house. Today, they live in a beautiful Santa Fe adobe-style home with gardens all around. The pair lives very comfortably, without wants or financial worries. They've had no trouble making friends in their new community because the folks in Belize speak English. They eat out three or four times a week. They barbecue lobster and filet mignon at home. They have reliable Internet to keep them connected to the outside world. By choice,...
  • Miami Beach Resort Slaying: Strange Odor Kept Cops from Scene (Prime Minister of Belize)

    06/28/2010 12:59:07 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | Sun, Jun 27, 2010 | JANIE CAMPBELL
    Police were kept from the crime scene for roughly three hours while a mysterious smell was investigated by a hazmat teamA man covered in blood directed police to the 11th floor of the Miami Beach Resort late Saturday night, saying he had just witnessed the shooting of a friend. But after responding to a 911 call from the hotel on Collins Avenue around 10 p.m., authorities were interrupted on their way to the crime scene by an alarming and very strong odor. A hazmat team was dispatched, and an estimated 1,000 guests, many part of a wedding party underway on...
  • 'Rogue' internet firm 3FN shut down

    05/24/2010 4:42:10 PM PDT · by brityank · 4 replies · 452+ views
    BBC - Technology ^ | May 24, 2010 | Staff
    'Rogue' internet firm 3FN shut down An internet firm linked to many of the internet's criminal gangs has been shut down. The US Federal Trade Commission said Belize-based 3FN aided gangs that ran botnets, carried out phishing attacks and traded in images of child abuse. The servers and net hardware of 3FN have been seized and are due to be sold off as the firm is dismantled. The operators of 3FN must also pay back $1.08m (£750,000 ) they are reputed to have made by hosting criminal sites. Servers seized The FTC began its legal action against 3FN in...
  • Guyanese National Charged with Smuggling Indian Nationals to the United States

    12/19/2009 5:11:21 PM PST · by Cindy · 7 replies · 676+ views
    Note: The following text is a quote: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEThursday, December 17, 2009 Guyanese National Charged with Smuggling Indian Nationals to the United States A Guyanese national has been indicted on charges of conspiracy and alien smuggling in connection with her role in the smuggling or attempted smuggling of four Indian nationals to the United States. Annita Devi Gerald, aka Annita Rampersad, 52, was charged in a nine-count indictment returned yesterday by a federal grand jury in the Southern District of Texas. Gerald was arrested by ICE special agents in Houston on Nov. 17, 2009, and has been held without...
  • Small Miracle: How one tiny, endangered nation became an economic giant.

    11/05/2009 11:21:29 AM PST · by neverdem · 26 replies · 1,224+ views
    National Review Online ^ | November 05, 2009 | Clifford D. May
    November 05, 2009, 0:00 a.m. Small MiracleHow one tiny, endangered nation became an economic giant. By Clifford D. May People forget how small Israel is. Its entire population is a little more than 7 million — smaller than Lima, Peru. Its land area is about 8,000 square miles, smaller than New Jersey or Belize. By comparison, Jordan, its neighbor to the east, occupies 35,000 square miles; Egypt, its neighbor to the West, covers 386,000 square miles. There are more than 20 Arab states, which have a combined population of 325 million, and more than 50 majority-Muslim states, which have...
  • Mexico to build space port

    03/30/2009 6:07:56 PM PDT · by KevinDavis · 50 replies · 1,593+ views
    Americas News ^ | 03/30/09
    Mexico City - Mexico plans to begin construction this year on a space port to send satellites aloft, an official said Monday. The facility will be located in the southern state of Quintana Roo on the border with Belize, said state planning minister Jose Alberto Alonso Ovando. The location was chosen after extensive studies in part because of its proximity to the Equator, he said in an interview. Late last year, the Mexican National Congress approved the founding of a national space agency, Aexa. The agency's headquarters will be located in the state of Hidalgo from where it will oversee...
  • Foreign National Sentenced to Five Years in Prison for Smuggling East Africans to the United States

    01/22/2009 7:24:47 PM PST · by Cindy · 10 replies · 607+ views
    US DOJ.GOV/opa ^ | January 22, 2009 | n/a
    January 22, 2009 Note: The following text is a quote: http://www.usdoj.gov/opa/pr/2009/January/09-crm-060.html Foreign National Sentenced to Five Years in Prison for Smuggling East Africans to the United States WASHINGTON – A Ghanian man was sentenced today in the District of Columbia for his role in smuggling East Africans into the United States, Acting Assistant Attorney General of the Criminal Division Rita M. Glavin, U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia Jeffrey A. Taylor and Acting Assistant Secretary of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) John Torres announced. Mohammed Kamel Ibrahim, a/k/a Hakim, 27, a native of Ghana and naturalized citizen of Mexico,...
  • PRAYER REQUEST FOR A MISSIONARY IN BELIZE!

    08/20/2007 2:09:31 PM PDT · by mickeylee · 19 replies · 558+ views
    Please pray for our Missionaries in Punta Gorda,Belize. This will be the second hurricane they will have endured, but this one will be ALOT worse that the 1st. Pray for all in the area that GOD will provide shelter, comfort and relief during this terrible time of trouble!
  • Larvae take up residence on man's head

    07/18/2007 5:26:16 AM PDT · by Brujo · 71 replies · 1,459+ views
    AP via Yahoo ^ | 2007 July 17 | AP
    Doctors thought the strange, bleeding bumps on Aaron Dallas' head might be from gnat bites or shingles. Then the bumps started moving. A doctor found five active bot fly larvae living beneath the skin atop Dallas' head. ... Dallas' wife, Midge Dallas, teased him about it. "I told him, 'I will love you through your maggots,'" she told the newspaper. But Dallas saw little to laugh about. "It's much funnier to everyone else," he said. "It makes my stomach turn over. It was cruel."
  • Ujaama returns to court, accused of violating parole

    01/17/2007 10:03:24 AM PST · by Sopater · 14 replies · 596+ views
    Seattle Times ^ | Wednesday, January 17, 2007 | MIKE LEWIS
    A Seattle man convicted of supplying Taliban fighters with cash and computers returned to federal court Tuesday to face charges that he violated his parole by traveling overseas with a false Mexican passport. James Ujaama denied the multiple federal counts that could land him back in prison for two years. Arrested in Belize one month ago, Ujaama had only four months left on his parole stemming from the 2003 conviction. His attorney, Peter Offenbecher, said he hadn't yet gathered all the information that led to his client's arrest. "I'm investigating the facts to determine the appropriate course of action," he...
  • Ancient Canoe Found On Belize Research Dig

    10/10/2006 5:39:38 PM PDT · by blam · 8 replies · 800+ views
    Ascribe ^ | 10-10-2006 | Keith Prufer
    Ancient Canoe Found by Wichita State University Professor on Belize Research Dig WICHITA, Kan., Oct. 10 (AScribe Newswire) -- An ancient canoe -- more than likely the oldest canoe ever uncovered in Mesoamerica -- was discovered this summer in a cliff-top cave in Belize by an excavation team being led by Wichita State University archaeologist Keith Prufer. Prufer estimates that the canoe very likely dates to 200 to 800 AD, based on previous findings in the area. Carbon testing is currently being wrapped up to confirm that the canoe is indeed the oldest found in Mesoamerica, the geographical region from...
  • Maya civilization collapsed upon learning kings weren't gods

    08/26/2006 5:15:03 PM PDT · by Bangupjob · 89 replies · 2,288+ views
    Agencia EFE ^ | 26 August 2006 | Staff
    Madrid, Aug 26 (EFE).- The decline of the Maya civilization began some 1,100 year ago when millions of Indians working on the contruction of tall pyramidal temples and palaces learned that their kings weren't gods, Spanish anthropologist Andres Ciudad told EFE. The collapse of this culture with its brilliant mathematicians, astronomers and engineers, came when monarchs stopped being immortal in the eyes of their subjects, said Ciudad, who is deputy dean of the Faculty of Geography and History at Madrid's Universidad Complutense. The inhabitants of Mayan lands, which extended through much of what is now Guatemala, El Salvador, Belize, Honduras...
  • Belize Lobbying Against Guatemala Membership in U.N. Security Council

    06/23/2006 9:59:17 AM PDT · by rrstar96 · 6 replies · 385+ views
    (English-language translation) [Guatemalan] Foreign Minister Jorge Briz expressed surprise yesterday over the attitude Belize adopted when it asked member nations of the Caribbean Community (Caricom) not to support Guatemala in its efforts towards [obtaining a] seat in the United Nations Security Council. "The Belize Ambassador [Assad Shoman] made the commitment to us that he would not lobby against Guatemala or promote Venezuela's membership before the members of Caricom," Briz told the Associated Press upon hearing the news about the Belizean government's lobbying with Caribbean leaders during the meeting held in Guyana this week. Belize and Guatemala are involved in a...
  • Well oil be! Irish duo hit black gold fortune (two amatuers discover oil in Belize)

    06/14/2006 8:24:24 PM PDT · by saganite · 26 replies · 1,141+ views
    The Irish Post ^ | Grainne McLoughlin
    TWO Irish women have defied the sceptics by striking oil in a remote wilderness. Sheila McCaffery and Susan Morrice did what major oil companies have failed to do over the past 50 years when they discovered oil reserves in the small South American state of Belize. The Northern Irish pair’s discovery has already seen them hailed as heroines in the country — which has a population of just 290,000. And it comes despite the world’s major oil companies having spent millions of pounds in a fruitless half-century long search in the area. Enniskillen-born Sheila McCaffery and Susan Morrice from Belfast...
  • Trans-border aggression:Tourist raped, another shot near Caracol! (Trouble In Paradise!)

    05/25/2006 9:23:26 AM PDT · by quegley · 17 replies · 1,009+ views
    The Reporter ^ | Friday, 19 May 2006 | Ann-Marie Williams
    Trans-border aggression:Tourist raped, another shot near Caracol! Friday, 19 May 2006 By Ann-Marie Williams - News Editor Decommissioned military men from Guatemala’s scaled-down army are believed to be the ones responsible for the recent series of armed attacks against tourists visiting archaeological sites and other destinations in the Cayo District. The situation has become so bad that the United States Embassy in Belize issued a travel advisory cautioning Americans to stay away from the Cayo district. Days after this caution, a commando force of brigands ambushed three tourist groups on their way from Caracol, stripping each tourist of money and...
  • Police junior officer gets 8 years for rape

    10/22/2005 10:00:07 PM PDT · by ncountylee · 17 replies · 646+ views
    Crispin Jeffries Jr. the son of Assistant Police Commissioner, Crispin Jeffries Sr. has been sentenced to eight years in jail for raping a 20-year old woman in March of last year. Justice Adolph Lucas sentenced the police constable on Friday last October 14, after hearing mitigation pleas from several character witnesses including Police Commissioner Gerald Westby and the convicted rapist himself. Westby asked the trial judge to have mercy on the 29-year old police officer, whom he described as a good father.
  • Archaeologists make major discovery... underwater(Belize; paddle find leads to Mayan 'white gold')

    07/11/2005 1:36:30 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 30 replies · 1,813+ views
    Channel5Belize ^ | Thursday, July 07, 2005
    When most people think about Mayan archaeology they imagine excavations in royal tombs or trenches cut into tree covered mounds. Few of us would expect that a significant find could be made underwater... particularly in a swamp. But Belizean archaeology is a many-faceted field, as the presentations at this year's Archaeology Symposium, now underway in San Ignacio, amply reveal. Among the updates to last year's reports is a startling discovery made by a team from Louisiana State University. It is a find unlike any in all of the Meso-American world, and it was made right here in Belize. Janelle Chanona,...
  • Archaeologists Make Major Find...Underwater (Belize)

    07/08/2005 2:31:59 PM PDT · by blam · 22 replies · 1,687+ views
    News5 Belize ^ | 7-8-2005 | Janelle Chanona
    Archaeologists make major discovery... underwater When most people think about Mayan archaeology they imagine excavations in royal tombs or trenches cut into tree covered mounds. Few of us would expect that a significant find could be made underwater... particularly in a swamp. But Belizean archaeology is a many-faceted field, as the presentations at this year's Archaeology Symposium, now underway in San Ignacio, amply reveal. Among the updates to last year's reports is a startling discovery made by a team from Louisiana State University. It is a find unlike any in all of the Meso-American world, and it was made right...
  • Archaeologist Discovers Ancient Mayan Wood Architecture

    05/13/2005 9:17:58 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies · 873+ views
    Earthwatch ^ | May 12
    Former Earthwatch principal investigator finds the first wooden ruins and artifacts from Maya civilization in Belize Dr. Heather McKillop, William G. Haag Professor of Archaeology at Louisiana State University, has been investigating the ancient sea trade of the Maya civilization for 25 years, in the 1980s and 1990s with the help of Earthwatch volunteers. But her recent find of the remains of wooden structures and even a wooden paddle, perfectly preserved under the water of a Belize lagoon, was a turning point in Maya research. Her discovery, recently published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, confirms that...
  • Ancient Maya Entrepreneurs Made Salt, Study Finds

    04/05/2005 10:15:38 AM PDT · by anymouse · 18 replies · 3,389+ views
    Reuters ^ | April 4, 2005 | Maggie Fox
    Ancient Mayan entrepreneurs working along the coast of what is now Belize distilled salt from seawater and paddled it to inland cities in canoes, all without government control, researchers reported on Monday. They found evidence of 41 saltworks on a single coastal lagoon and the remains of a 1,300-year-old wooden canoe paddle. Their study, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, shows the extent of trade just before the Mayan civilization in that region mysteriously fell apart. "The discovery of the saltworks indicates that there was extensive production and distribution of goods and resources outside the cities...
  • Belize on General Strike Thursday&Friday-shut down the country-force Government to reform

    01/19/2005 6:27:08 PM PST · by GalvestonGal.com · 16 replies · 1,017+ views
    Belize Channel 5 and Belize Channel 7 ^ | 1/19/05 | TV news sources
    Chamber plans next anti-tax move... If you listened to rumours on the street you would think that by Thursday or Friday all life in Belize will come to a halt. But while citizens anxiously wait to see if the water, light and telephone service will be halted by angry utility workers, the unions and others opposed to new tax increases are officially taking their time to formulate a plan of action. Earlier this evening, the Belize Chamber of Commerce and Industry held an emergency meeting with its membership to decide on their way forward in response to the budget presented...
  • Geology Picture of the Week, January 2-8, 2005: Evidence of Ancient Cretaceous Catastrophe

    01/06/2005 11:40:15 AM PST · by cogitator · 5 replies · 1,979+ views
    Rochestery Academy of Science | January 1998 | Paul Dudley
    Link post: the image and the thread (to discuss it) are below: Geology Picture of the Week, January 2-8, 2005: Evidence of Ancient Cretaceous Catastrophe
  • Geology Picture of the Week, January 2-8, 2005: Evidence of Ancient Cretaceous Catastrophe

    01/06/2005 11:32:02 AM PST · by cogitator · 6 replies · 1,587+ views
    Rochester Academy of Science ^ | January 1998 | Paul Dudley
    Considering that news is still dominated by the tsunami and its aftereffects (and aid and recovery efforts), my mind is still on that kind of topic. I recalled back during the days when the Chicxulub impact site was being identified as the main Cretaceous/Tertiary (K/T) event that the supporting evidence for the regional location was thick layers of ejecta at the K/T boundary found around the Caribbean. I checked for pictures and found a few; below is one of the best from Belize. Can you see the K/T boundary? Go to the linked article to read more about this image...
  • Island of shattered dreams? The battle for the soul of a Caribbean jewel (Long article)

    12/24/2004 1:11:24 AM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 7 replies · 782+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | Friday, December 24, 2004 | Anthony C. LoBaido
    <p>Island of shattered dreams?</p> <p>Editor's Note: Since April of 2001 longtime WorldNetDaily contributor Anthony C. LoBaido has made no less than eight trips to the idyllic Caribbean nation of Belize. In this three-part Christmas special, LoBaido weaves together the stories of an at-risk baby, modern Pharisees seeking to cast the first stone, thwarted would-be assassins and a real-life Cinderella. The latter is Miss Belize, Karen Russell, who not long ago turned the Miss World Pageant upside down – but in a way no one ever could have imagined. All of the facets of this story are presented within the context of a nation battling an onslaught of destructive local, national and global forces.</p>
  • The Fungi Hunt: So Many Species, Ripe for Finding

    09/07/2004 8:43:25 PM PDT · by neverdem · 16 replies · 961+ views
    NY Times ^ | September 7, 2004 | BRUCE BARCOTT
    IN THE MAYA MOUNTAINS, Belize - Timothy J. Baroni stepped out of his tent and checked his gear: hunting knife, heavy boots, tackle box, sharp machete and two fine cigars. "All set," he said. "Let's go find some fungi." With that, Dr. Baroni and two colleagues, Dr. D. Jean Lodge and Dr. Dan Czederpiltz, plunged into the Central American jungle. The three are mycologists - mushroom experts - who spent 10 days in August searching for new species in the mountains of southern Belize. The ridge they were exploring, Doyle's Delight, is nine miles east of the Guatemalan border and...
  • Texas Father Arrested After Minnesota Woman Spots Him With Abducted Son on Vacation in Belize

    03/31/2004 6:35:10 PM PST · by nuconvert · 22 replies · 299+ views
    AP ^ | Mar. 31, 2004
    Texas Father Arrested After Minnesota Woman Spots Him With Abducted Son on Vacation in Belize Mar 31, 2004 The Associated Press OAK PARK HEIGHTS, Minn. (AP) - A boy allegedly abducted by his father eight months ago is back home in Texas after a woman vacationing in Belize became suspicious about the father and son she met there. Jake Clenney, 4, was the only child at the hotel, and even though his father was friendly and the boy seemed happy, Barb Quinlan said she felt something was wrong. "Maybe it's motherly instinct; you just kind of know these things," she...
  • Why is Belize at The Hague?

    02/24/2004 4:43:45 PM PST · by yonif · 26 replies · 620+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | Feb. 24, 2004 | HERB KEINON
    Glancing at the list of 13 countries arguing against Israel and the security fence at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in the Hague, it is easy to understand what most of these countries are dong there. For instance, little explanation is needed to understand why Algeria, Saudi Arabia, Bangladesh, Cuba, Indonesia, Jordan, and Sudan have taken the time and energy to argue against Israel. But why Belize? What was this small Central American country on the Caribbean coast, about a two-hour flight from Miami, doing at The Hague? Why was the representative from Belize, which has diplomatic ties with...