Guatemalans hunting gibnut in Chiquibul National Park

Park rangers who patrol the Chiquibul National Park came across armed illegal Guatemalan hunters with a horse and gibnut at 12:30 p.m this Sunday, January 28, while in the area with members of the Belize Defence Force and the Special Patrol Unit of the Police Department. The joint patrol was able to apprehend three armed … Continue reading Guatemalans hunting gibnut in Chiquibul National Park

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Seven Seasons of Sadness: Reflections

Nothing can compare to the loss of a loved one. I believe it is the kind of grief you may learn to cope with, but never truly overcome. I lost my father, Abraham Lincoln Washington Ramos, to illness at the age of 13. I was a third form student at Wesley College and this was one … Continue reading Seven Seasons of Sadness: Reflections

Quiet hurricane forecast doesn’t mean a big one can’t strike

The Atlantic Hurricane Season--which features heightened cyclone activities in the North Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea and Gulf of Mexico--begins on June 1, and while forecasters are predicting a normal or below normal season, researchers from the Colorado State University caution that it only takes one strike from a powerfurl storm to wreak havoc.   The National … Continue reading Quiet hurricane forecast doesn’t mean a big one can’t strike

Belize ranks 10th in Americans for Press Freedom

    Belize has been ranked 10th among 35 countries in the Americas by Freedom House of Washington, DC, USA in a 2014 report that ranks over 190 countries according to how free the media practitioners are in those countries to do their work without too much censorship, interference or threats. “Global press freedom has … Continue reading Belize ranks 10th in Americans for Press Freedom

Ode to Andy!

Poetic tribute by Adele Ramos (2008) The skins of the primero and segunda resound Rising in a rapid crescendo Thundering that hip-swaying punta beat Feet doing a fancy, seemingly effortless shuffle Oh how the foreigners envy The Belizean couple as they dance skillfully! Celebrating the intangible heritage of our Garifuna culture! They dance to his … Continue reading Ode to Andy!