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Spanish company Santander will soon start sugar milling operations in western Belize http://community.belize.com/topic/2317-spanish-company-santander-poised-to-start-sugar-milling-western-belize/
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U.S. cruise ship passengers in terrible road accident in Belize.
Us Cruise Ship Tourist Found Death On Way To Enchanted Maya Cave - posted in Belize In The News:   Before noon today, a delivery truck from the Hummingbird Citrus Limited Two- farm collided with a small SUV at mile thirty-one on the George Price Highway. One of three persons travelling in the smaller vehicle, died. She has been identified as a US tourist who was heading to Jaguar Paw for a day trip. A second tourist was injured and is hospitaliz...
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Voters in Belize's Cayo North Division go to the polls Monday 5 January 2015 to elect a new area representative following the abrupt and mysterious resignation of P.U.P. area representative Joseph Mahmoud. It is a given that the ruling United Democratic Party regime will win, given the vast monetary resources from Venezuela's socialist PETROCARIBE fund being deployed in the area by the Belize government. Social media is buzzing with memes, and this one where three-time U.D.P. Cayo North area rep Salvador Fernandez confronts party leader Prime Minister Dean Barrow and berates the P.M. for sidelining him, is the favorite. Mr. Barrow is now apparently using a walking stick to get around after three surgeries at the most expensive U.S. hospitals to fix a chronic spine problem.
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Belize Prime Minister Dean Barrow Aborts U.S.A., Cuba, Christmas Trip
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Belize Spy Agency Secrets Unravel
Belize Spy Service Secrets Outed Keystone Cops Style - posted in Belize In The News:   By now the whole world knows about the Edward Snowden files -the former NSA employee who revealed the inner workings of the entire United States illegal surveillance apparatus. And he did it with the use of flash drives, those handy data storage devices that so many of us use to store work and personal data. And tonight, one of these flash drives has caused an...
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Raised locally these beautiful Belizean women are a vocalist and dancer duo from the City Of Belmopan.

The Belize government para-statals promote gangster rap and violence driven music and artists to come to Belize and feed our children with the most corrupt and vulgar lyrics. They choose not to hire Belizean talent. Some people believe it is due to the big commissions certain people collect.

But these gals are not sitting down and waiting. They recently completed their first tour of El Peten, Guatemala to much acclaim.

And that audience is about 4X the population of Belize - and it is but one department of Guatemala.

The grass is always greener on the other side of the fence.
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Before Belize was independent, the despised British Union Jack Flag flew above all government properties. I do not know where this image was taken, but maybe Maskall? Send us our comments!
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Poor working conditions, decaying infrastructure at Belize International Airport cited in air traffic controllers sickout:
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BODY OF MISSING HONDURAN RESORT WAITRESS FOUND MURDERED ON AMBERGRIS CAYE

Crime continues to rise in Belize, apparently out of the control of the authorities. Once centered mostly in Belize City, serious crimes, namely murders, are now regularly reported on once sacrosanct tourist areas such as San Pedro, Ambergris Caye. Two days ago Silvia Benitez a resort worker and mother of 3, was reported missing. Today the police report the gruesome discovery of her body near one of the upscale real estate developments on north Ambergris Caye:

On 17.01.15 at about 3:30 p.m., San Pedro Police visited a area in the Grand Belize Estate Area, located about 3 1/2 miles North of San Pedro Town where the partially nude and decomposed body of a female person was seen on the right hand side of the road in a pond of mud and water. Initial Investigation revealed that at about 11:30 am on 17.01.15 two passersby were traveling in the area when they smelled a stench coming from the area upon making checks they discovered a body identified as that of 22-year-old Silvia Carmen Benites Honduran of San Pedrito Area who was reported missing on 15.01.15.  

The body was pronounced dead at 5:47 p..m and had bruises to the face, neck and back. A postmortem examination was conducted where it was found that the body had multiple blunt force injuries to the right side of face, to the neck and back and restraining type injuries to the shoulders and inner thigh, however, the cause of death could not be determined.
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Additional information as of 19 January 2015:

According to the murder stats for 2014, San Pedro has quickly become a most dangerous town. The island accounted for the second highest amount of murders last year.

Supt. Luis Castellanos, O.C., Coastal Executive Unit

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“When we found the body, she was in a pond—shallow, muddy water. She was face down in an advance state of decomposition. When the forensic doctor….because of the advance state of decomposition, we had to do a post mortem on the site. Doctor Ken and Doctor Blanco came from Belize City and after retrieving the body and cleaning the body, we saw what we would call restraining marks. When I say restraining marks; she had signs of bruises on her neck, on both arms, her legs, on her back, on her feet. She also had a blunt injury to the face. That’s why we suspect it is foul play and we are investigating the case.”

"“What we have so far and we are trying to confirm it, it is still under investigation, is that she was last seen where she worked -  she was employed at Captain Iguana in San Pedrito Area and she was last seen at midnight on Monday. Thereafter, she was seen with somebody. We are still trying to verify who is that person and so we haven’t gotten any information that she was along with a group of persons.”

"Benitez, a Honduran national, has been living in Belize for approximately two years; she relocated to the island last year. While robbery has been ruled out, it is speculated that Benitez was sexually assaulted before her life was viciously taken. The motive, however, behind the killing of the young mother is unknown."

Anyone with information on this recent homicide is asked to contact the nearest police station and or to contact crime stoppers Belize at 0-800-922-TIPS.
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BWSL Sex Letters In Court

Supreme Court Justice, Michelle Arana is to decide on the claim of Mark Menzies, Don Gillett, Michael Novelo, Journett McKoy, Charlette Barnett and Colin Morrison sometime next year after receiving written submissions from their attorneys, Senior Counsel, Said Musa for Menzies and Tricia Pitts-Anderson for the other claimants.

Senior Counsel Rodwell Williams and Julie-Ann Ellis-Bradley are representing Belize Water Services (BWS), the employer which fired the six persons in January, 2012.
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After a six-month break the trial resumed with cross-examination of the former president of the Belize Water Services Workers Union, Lorelei Westby.

Westby said she had to remove herself from a panel investigating the circulation of “salacious letters” among workers despite vowing to get to the bottom of the matter, because of “a conflict of interest”.

Westby stepped down as union president and delegated the handling of the investigation to a subordinate.

Westby testified that she was not aware of the redundancy process and admitted that the union executive did not order any action to be taken after she learned of management’s decision to move against the workers.

She saw a difference in the treatment of these six employees, she said, and the treatment of two redundant security guards at the water treatment plant in Dangriga.

Alvan Haynes, CEO of Belize Water and Sewage Authority denied that he used the claim of redundancy as an excuse to terminate the employment of the six workers after he was unable to trace the origins of an internal sex scandal.

In 2012 a number of salacious letters secretly circulated revealing sexual liaisons involving the top management of Belize Water Services Ltd. a wholly owned government entity chaired by U.D.P. Party Chairman Alberto August. Haynes said that these reports sapped morale and led to bitter in-fighting and threats against all levels of staff and Board members.

The company’s investigation involved harsh interrogation of more than 50 employees, including Menzies and two or three of the others who were subsequently dismissed.

According to Haynes, the company was looking to cut costs after the Public Utilities Commission ordered BWS to reduce its water rates by seven percent.

Company department heads picked the six men for redundancy, despite good to excellent marks in their most recent performance appraisal in March of 2012.

Haynes’ company-wide memo of February 7, 2012, was in his words, an attempt to flush out further information about the upper management sex scandal but he denied that it had any direct connection to the six men who were dismissed.

It was in fact, a warning to other employees to watch their behavior and to encourage them to cooperate in revealing the source of the sex scandal expose.

It was a decision that was wrong and which he now regrets, C.E.O Haynes said. The decision was not in keeping with the core values of the company, he acknowledged.

The six who were sacked are asking for general damages related to unlawful termination and various assorted other damages for special circumstances.
BWS says it has already paid each redundant worker his full final payment, including in the case of Mark Menzies, a six figure sum which included severance pay for his 12 years of service to BWS and money related to his redundancy termination.

Menzies, for his part presented proof that he was employed for 13 years prior to the introduction of the BWS pension scheme in 1993.
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U.S. Ambassador Carlos Moreno presses Belize on LGBT rights.
Us Ambassador Moreno Presses Belize On Homosexual Agenda - posted in Belize In The News:   BELMOPAN–Back in August 2014, the recently installed US Ambassador to Belize, H.E. Carlos Moreno, told the media at a roundtable session that ”there is no LGBT agenda by the US Government.” At that same session, Ambassador Moreno – the lone judge to stand against Proposition 8 in California, a petition to overturn homosexual marriage – had confirmed to the...
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Why does he feel that he should press anything on Belize? Belize is a sovereign nation and as such can make its own laws! Tell this guy to piss off and go home!
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