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Estel’s Receives TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence
It couldn’t have happened to a better place, the people have spoken and TripAdvisor has awarded. With a rating of 4.5, Estel’s Dine by the Sea has earned a place among the very best with a Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor. “TripAdvisor had become the world’s largest travel site by recognizing the power of traveler feedback – and today, we’re proud to recognize Estel’s Dine by the Sea for earning exceptional travel ratings over the past year,” stated the correspondence sent to the management of Estel’s.

Belize Set to Host Two World-Rated Darts Tournaments
For the first time ever Belize will be the host of two prestigious world-rated darts tournaments, the 19th Annual Caribbean Cup and the 6th World Darts Federation Americas Cup. The tournaments take place this month in Belize City from July 20 – 30, 2012. The Belize Darts Team consists of 17 players which include seven players from San Pedro - Omar Guerrero, Dimas Guerrero, Mario Graniel, Ricky Manzano, George Eiley, Pedro Lara and Melanie Paz. Other members are Jim Novelo, Wilbur Perez, Valentine Marin, Cecilia Joseph, Marie Osman, Theodore Lennan, Felicia Hulse, David Manzanero, Elvira Meighan and Lorena Guerra (from Caye Caulker, Cayo and Belize teams).

Police received vehicle from council at the end of the Police week
The San Pedro Town Council (SPTC) received two donations on Tuesday July 3rd. The first donation was a Mosquito fogger used for the spraying of mosquitoes that are prevalent in the rainy season. The second donation was a motorcycle that will be used in enforcing traffic laws on the island. Both donations are important for the SPTC to effectively execute their responsibilities. At 10AM on Tuesday, members of the Dr Otto Rodriguez San Pedro Poly-Clinic II visited the SPTC office to deliver the much needed mosquito spraying machine. The machine was handed over to the Mayor of San Pedro Daniel “Danny Boy” Guerrero by the clinic’s administrator Owen Vellos. According to the Mayor Guerrero, the machine came in a timely since with the rains there is always an increase of mosquitoes on the island. The Mayor said that the mosquito fogger will be used for the northern part of the island. Also present to witness the handing over was Lisa Tillett, the San Pedro Public Health Inspector. In speaking to The San Pedro Sun, SPTC Foreman Samuel Gonzalez explains that sprays to combat mosquitoes are done in cycles. The spray starts two days after the last rain and is done for three straight days. Following the first three sprays of malathion, sprays are done once every seven days. “The new machine will help make spraying easier for the council. The current one will be used for the southern portion while the new one will be used for the northern portion of the island. We will be able to conduct sprays simultaneously on both portion of the island,” said Gonzalez. Meanwhile at 11AM the same day, the Ambergris Caye Traffic Department received a much needed motorcycle bring their fleet to six. The new motorcycle was donated by Ian Richie on behalf of Captain Shark’s. At hand to receive the donation was Councilor with responsibility of the Transport Department at the SPTC, Kenrick Brackett and head of the Traffic Department Chris Nunez. “We saw the need that the traffic department hand and we decided to join in with other previous donors. With the new motorcycle the council will be better able to execute their job,” said Richie. The brand new Chinese 125 BZ Street Bike type motorcycle comes with helmet and will be used for patrols. “We are very thankful for the donation from Captain Shark’s. We can assure the public that the donation will be put to good use and will go a long way in conducting traffic patrols in an effort to improve the traffic problems affecting the island,” said councilor Brackett.

Police received vehicle from council at the end of the Police week
After a parade and a closing ceremony to culminate Police Week 2012, the Police Department in San Pedro received a much needed police truck on Saturday June 30th from the San Pedro Town Council (SPTC). The vehicle was handed over by Mayor of San Pedro Town Daniel Guerrero and at hand to receive the pickup truck was the Officer in Charge (OIC) of the Coast Executive Unite, Assistant Superintend (ASP) of Police Vienne Robinson. The handing over of the truck was done to coincide with closing activities for Police week celebrated under the theme, “Lets unite and continue to make Belize safer.” The entire formation took off at 10AM from in front of the Police Station and marched down Pescador Drive eventually on Barrier Reef Drive ending in front of the Police Station. Following the parade, the Police held a short ceremony to mark the closing of the week’s long activities.

Edited by Marty (11/17/12 10:00 AM)