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Brazil move to Americas Division 2 Cricket

Brazil overpowered hosts Chile by 85 runs to win the ICC Americas Division 3 Championship in Santiago, Chile on Sunday and earn promotion to next year’s Americas Division 2 tournament. The victory was set up by a second-wicket partnership of 117 between Man of the Match Greigor Caisley and captain Matt Featherstone, with assistance from nine dropped catches from Chilean fielders. (Continue Reading)

Unique Literacy Project for Travelers Launches

For many people, vacation is the best time to catch up on recreational reading. But once you’ve finished those great reads, who wants to lug them home again? A new non-profit called Angel Says: Read has a solution for travelers to Belize.

Founded by a former Washington Post newspaper reporter and book author, Jackie Spinner, Angel Says: Read will collect books from tourists and donate them to the public libraries in Belize. The official U.S. launch will be announced in a press conference at the National Press Club on Thursday Oct. 15, 2009, at 9:30 am in the Murrow Room. The ambassador of Belize, H.E. Nestor Mendez, will attend. (Continue Reading)

Central America predicts tourism upturn next year

Tourism to Central America has fallen by 8% this year compared to last year.The sharp drop means that tourist numbers will fall back to fewer than 8m people by year end, who stayed for a shorter period of time and spent less money. However, tourism ministers at this year’s Central America Travel Market predicted the market would pick up in the second quarter of next year.

Central America Travel Association president, Alan Flores, said: “The economic crisis has certainly affected our economies and also affected tourism. “We have seen an average eight per cent fall this year which has also affected stay and spend.” (Continue Reading)

Weather Forecast October 11th

IR Satellite Photo

IR Satellite Photo

General Situation: Gradually improving conditions today. 24hr Forecast: Sunny with cloudy intervals today. Partly cloudy tonight. A few showers and isolated thundershowers occur over some portions of the interior today switching to parts of the coast while decreasing tonight.

Winds: Easterly at 10 to 20 knots. Sea State: Choppy. Outlook: For Monday through to Tuesday morning is for generally fair conditions with only isolated showers during Monday with an increase in showers coming during the nights.

Highs 32°C/89°F – Lows: 26°C/78°F

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PM Dean Barrow Asks NY Governor to Pardon Shyne

Jamal Shyne Barrow, now known as Moses Michael Levy is still detained at a detention facility in New York State as the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Department decide whether he will be deported to Belize. Shyne’s lawyers are fighting deportation – and today his father, Prime Minister Dean Barrow told us that he has asked the governor of New York for special consideration on his eldest son’s behalf. (Continue Reading)

Belize plays in World Cricket League Qualifier

Belize Cricket

Belize Cricket

The latest regional qualifying tournament for the World Cricket League kicked off on Friday when Americas Division Three involving hosts, Chile, Belize, Brazil and Peru commenced in Santiago Chile. Chile went into the tournament arguably as favourites due to a combination of home advantage and recent results against the same opposition – they finished above these three teams in the corresponding tournament last year, and ahead of Brazil and Peru at the South American Championships. (Continue Reading)

Weather Forecast October 10th

IR Satellite Photo

IR Satellite Photo

General Situation: Moist and unstable conditions affecting the region. 24hr Forecast: Generally cloudy with a few outbreaks of showers and thunderstorms across the country.

Winds: East to Southeast at 10-20 knots with higher gusts hear showers and thunderstorms. Sea State: Moderate, becoming rough at times. **A small craft caution is in effect for coastal waters of Belize**

Outlook: A few showers and thunderstorms continue to affect the country on Sunday. Highs 31°C / 88°F – Lows 26°C / 78°F

Source: hydromet.gov.bz

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Port of Belize commissions hydrographic vessel

Port of Belize

Port of Belize

The Belize Port Authority has commissioned a hydrographic vessel that will be used to conduct hydrographic surveys countrywide. The newly refurbish vessel is equipped with a Panasonic Laptop computer, Hypack Software, reason Navisound two hundred ten single beam echo sounder with a two hundred Khz Transducer, a Valport tide gauge, a yellow fin side scan sonar, reason SVP-15 sound velocity probe and a VS-100 motion sensor all valued at over seventy five thousand US dollars. Deputy Post Commissioner, John Flowers, told Love News more. (Continue Reading)

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