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The San Pedro Sun

Elogio para Mama Cecilia
100 años – 1,200 meses – 5,200 semanas – 36,500 días 876,000 horas – más de 52 millones minutos – más de 3 mil millones de segundos Que Vida tan maravillosa debe haber vivido!!! Usted fue bendecida con tiempo para ver 36,500 amaneceres gloriosos, disfrutar igual número de hermosas puestas de sol y gozar un número igual de cielos iluminados de estrellas. Para contemplar con admiración mas de 1,200 lunas llenas. Para deleitarse con la venida de 100 primaveras y disfrutar de los lindos días de 100 veranos.

Wolfe’s Woofer: It’s the law
“I notice you go to the supermarket every morning at 8:30,” Dennisito said. “Why is that?” I was in the U.S. visiting Dennis Jr. for a while. I had already been there for four days. “That’s when their bakery puts out the fresh Danish pastries. I love those things and I can’t get them in Belize.” In the supermarket checkout line I was behind a little old lady who was there every day at the same time as me. She was buying three cans of cat food. “Ma’am,” the cashier said. “Do you have a cat?” “Of course I do. What business is it of yours?”

Four in Four Months – San Pedro’s New FA/CPR Instructor and Assistant
Since July 2015, San Pedro has been fortunate to have a certified FA/CPR (First Aid/ Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) Instructor to conduct training on behalf of the Belize Red Cross (BRC). Ashty Dennison is very proficient and professional and has conducted several trainings, both as Assistant and as an Instructor since her certification in July, 2015. The San Pedro branch of the BRC is very pleased to announce that regular First Aid and CPR training is now being held every four to six weeks. On July 30th Ashty conducted her first class as Lead Instructor, along with Assistant Instructor Martin Dawson, also from San Pedro. Staff from The Phoenix Resort and Victoria House attended, and despite a power outage, the training was a great success. The next successful classes were held on August 27th with Consolidated Water Ltd. and September 23rd, when more Victoria House staff were trained.

Doctor Love: Children
Dear Doctor Love, My husband and I share custody of our seven year-old daughter. She stays with me but her father has her two weekends a month. If he wants her more often I have encouraged it and given my blessing. Earlier this year he got a new girlfriend who moved in with him. She really likes my daughter and they get along well. She has never had children so my daughter is like the one she never had. She loves buying clothes and gifts for my child and this should be wonderful but it’s not. It seems like the situation would be fine but it’s just not working. The clothes she buys might be alright for a seventeen year old but my daughter is only seven. She has no need for short little skirts and middy tops. This week she came home with a pair of shoes that are almost high heels. Even worse, she came home with a haircut. I mentioned the haircut and clothes to my ex-husband and he had not even noticed. His answer was that her intentions were good. I don’t care about her intentions.

Ambergris Today

Incessant Rains Flood Belize City, More Rain Expected
Belize City has been the area most affected in the country as an area of low pressure passing over the region has been dumping large amounts of water in the area since Friday evening, October 16, 2015. Flooding has placed the city at a standstill with emergency management organizations working on evacuating affected residents. Ten inches of fallen rain has been reported in Belize City for the past 36 hours and six to eight more inches are expected to fall tonight, Sunday, October 18, 2015, with more rain expected well into Tuesday, October 20, and the weather to start clearing up by Wednesday. The Prime Minister of Belize Hon. Dean Barrow and the National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO) held a press conference today at 1:30p.m. to address some issues related to the bad weather affecting the region. Although there is extensive flooding in Belize City, NEMO has not declared a state of emergency or disaster in the city and the situation is being monitored as emergency management organizations are addressing the current situation.

Misc Belizean Sourcesmzz

SBDCBelize Workshop on New Market Opportunities using Internet Tools- "The Internet and Social Media Tools
Workshop Date: October 22nd, 2015 9am to 12pm. This three hour Internet and social media training will show you how to take full advantage of the net and social media's strengths, easily incorporate a social media program and to maximize on the internet into your organization's marketing strategy and join or improve your presence among the rest of the interactive online business community. In this three hour session participants will learn and understand the following: Current Trends on the Internet, Objective of Internet, Useful Internet tools, Objective of an Online Business, Creation of Social Media tools, Email Marketing. Presented by: Ms Helen Frampton Training & Client Management Officer, SBDCBelize, BELTRAIDE Cost: $25.00 LOCATION: BTEC Building, ITVet compound

San Pedro Emergency Operations Committee Issues Notice
The San Pedro Emergency Operations Committee (EOC) met twice today to assess the current weather conditions and the state of the islands of Ambergris Caye and Caye Caulker. A tour of the entire island of Ambergris Caye was conducted by all members of the EOC. Several areas of the island were observed to be inundated, especially along the lagoon in the areas of San Mateo, Boca del Rio, San Juan, San Pedrito, San Pablo and areas of DFC. Some areas were observed to be under seven to 12 inches of water.

A VERY wet weekend on La Isla Bonita!

Belize City is suffering from extreme flooding
Just sharing more picturesi took asI moved around Belize City today. Thtsnks to my son William Anthony Reid for driving me around. Wish i could have helped everybody I met. Kudos to Anita Bell for agreeing ti give an Interview live on KREM. Stay safe my people! God bless!

No School
NEMO Minister Godwin Hulse announces no school on Monday due to flood in school yards in Belize City and potentially additional flood on Monday morning. Other districts will be announced. Corozal NEMO now says no school. Lucky Strike, Zion Park Methodist, Maskall Roman Catholic, and Ladyville Roman Catholic Schools have been added to the list.

Bus Terminal flooded in Belize City

Photos of flooding in Sarteneja Village and Chula Vista

Police Checkpoint Hour
The San Ignacio Police have a new one hour show every Tuesday, on channel 10, starting at 7:00pm. It's called the Police Check Point, and Corporal Jason Jones hosts it. "The San Ignacio Police Formation presents to the community a new talk show. POLICE CHECK POINT an interactive hour discussing matters affecting the Police and the Community. The show is hosted by Cpl 495 Jason Jones and airs every Tuesday at 7:00pm on channel 10 the National Channel. Viewers can text in their questions or comments to 631-9985, or they can post their questions or comments on the Police Check Point Facebook page."

SMCU Wins Outreach Award
Congratulations Saint Martin's Credit Union! The won the BCUL Outreach and Engagement Award. They've been instrumental in getting 1000's of students educational funding over the years. Stop by, and find out about their savings accounts. Thank you, SMCU! "We did it! Congrats to the entire staff who made our outreach program a great success. We couldn't have done it without you. SMCU won the Belize Credit Union League's Outreach and Engagement Award at the 2015 Annual Credit Union Convention and Banquet at the Ramada Princess Hotel on Saturday 17 October 2015."

DIGITAL MARKETING SUMMIT POSTPONED DUE TO WEATHER
Please be informed that DUE to the recent severe WEATHER conditions, the Belize Tourism Board has decided to POSTPONE the DIGITAL MARKETING SUMMIT to TUESDAY 20th of OCTOBER, 2015 TIME: 8:00am VENUE: KINGS Room, Princess Hotel & Casino Belize City Belize We are sorry for the inconveniences caused. We hope that you can all join us on Tuesday for what we hope will inspire Digital Marketing in Belize!

The Reporter

Flooding situation in Belize worsens
The area of low pressure moving away from Belize continues to cause heavy rainfall, particularly in Belize City, where the City Emergency Management Organization (CEMO) had to be activated during the night to assist 50 people from the Conch Shell Bay due to severe flooding. According to the National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO) the residents were evacuated to the UB Building shelter at ITVET and are now safe. There was also a fire on Supal Street Saturday night caused by an electrical wire which fell on a building, damaging part of the structure and causing several vehicles to go up in flames along with it. Also on Saturday night, a house fell on Jasmine Street and unconfirmed reports indicate a six year-old child was injured. A family stranded on the Antelope Extension was rescued Sunday morning by the Belize National Coast Guard. The Belize Defense Force (BDF) has been deployed to assist CEMO in other areas of the City as required.

PM holds emergency press conference to update on flood situation
Prime Minister Dean Barrow held an emergency press conference on Sunday afternoon to update on the National Emergency Management Organization’s (NEMO) operations and to caution Belizeans to remain vigilant as flood conditions are expected to continue. Chief Meteorologist Dennis Gonguez informed the public that Belize City, which has been the most impacted area, will see another six to eight inches of rain between Sunday night and Monday morning. For context, Belize has experienced about 10 inches of rain over the last 36 hours and has caused floods up to two-and-a-half-feet in some areas. Schools at all levels have been canceled in Belize City and Barrow has encouraged all business people to stay updated with weather conditions and to communicate with employees accordingly but to make reasonable decisions. Several shelters have been opened in the City and more will be opened on a basis of necessity, NEMO Minister Godwin Hulse explained.

Breaking Belize NewsPJ

Belize City under flood warning
The Old Capital is under water this evening, and lots of it. In the last 36 hours there was ten inches of rainfall over Belize City, inundating not only low-lying areas but parts of the City that have never been flooded to this degree. Other parts of the […]

GOB issues flood safety health tips
Due to the flooding situation in the country, the Ministry of Health has issued the following health messages: 1. Flooding Situation Drinking Water Safety – If you are not sure about the safety of your drinking water, either use bottled water or make your water safe by boiling or adding […]

UB cancels classes
Due to the extensive rains that have been causing floods and damages to property in Belize City, the University of Belize’s City Campus has announced that classes for tomorrow, October 19th have been suspended until further notice.

Weather Bureau says conditions to improve on Thursday
Since the area of low pressure over Belize that has caused extensive damage in the old capital seems to have caught the nation by surprise, Belize Media Group contacted the Weather Bureau to inquire if all was in order regarding its equipment. Personnel from the Bureau told us that all […]

BEL explains power outage
A release from Belize Electricity Limited (BEL) issued this morning, serves to inform the public of the reason why power was cut off from the entire Lake Independence area of Belize City. The release stated that this was an emergency outage and the power supply was disconnected from 9:19 a.m. […]

NEMO cautions all residents on flooding
The National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO) issued a press release this morning to inform the general public that as the area of low pressure moves away from Belize, heavy rainfall will continue across the country and Belize City in particular. During the night, CEMO activated to evacuate 50 persons from […]

Flooding photos from around Belize
Below are some photos that were sent by our readers on the flash flooding that is happening in Belize right now (send us your photos to news@breakingbelizenews.com to be added on our site).

PM calls emergency press conference
A press release issued this morning by the Government of Belize and the National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO) is informing that a press conference will be held this afternoon at 1:30 pm, to assess the flooding situation. We will have more on the press conference later today.

Blogs

The Rain and Invest 92L Seems Relentless Right Now…All Over the Country of Belize
Take to social media and what you see is photos of rain…what seems like relentless rain over this weekend. A Tropical Depression that is called 92L and now to our west but followed by heavy showers and not-insignificant winds. Belize Hydromet – our local radar system shows this: The San Pedro Emergency Operations Committee (EOC) met at midday today, Sunday, October 18, 2015, to discuss the weather situation on the island. A tour of the island was conducted by NEMO personnel, other authorities and volunteers. The view from the balcony I am on shows HARD rain. But I am lucky to be in this spot…by the beach, a few feet above sea level. Because much of the coastline is not.

Pollo a la Coca-Cola
Elaboración: •Precalentar el horno a 200ºC. •Pelar y cortar las patatas en rodajas. •Salpimentar los muslos de pollo y colocarlos en una fuente de horno sobre las papas. •Verter el contenido de cebolla sobre el pollo y las papas. •Regar con la lata de Coca-Cola. •Hornear durante 1 hora a 200ºC, dándole la vuelta al pollo de vez en cuando y regando con la salsa para que no se quede seco. Servir con arroz blanco.

A Visitor’s Guide: 8 Facts About Belize You’ll Want to Know!
Whether you fell in love with Waldo after reading Martin Handford’s international best seller or didn’t meet him until you read “Where’s Waldo?” to your kids, chances are, he captured your heart. In the book, Waldo’s tour leads to lots of misunderstandings—a thing we know a thing or two about because, as a young nation, not everyone knows where we’re located, what we’re all about and why we’re so different from neighboring countries. Now considered the hottest Caribbean destination (we won not one but two 2015 World Travel Awards!), Belize is exactly where you want it to be: at the epicenter of the greatest vacation experience in the world, so here are some insights to help you learn more about us before you book a flight on any of the major airliners serving Belize with daily nonstop service.

International Sourcesizz

You'll never look at seeds the same way again
Beautiful new book - In the gorgeous new book "Seeing Seeds," award-winning photographer Robert Llewellyn and prolific nature writer Teri Dunn Chace delve into the fascinating world of seedheads, pods and fruit — ensuring you'll never look at these important plant parts the same way again. As you flip through the book, it doesn't take long to understand how unique seeds are from one other, despite being united in the pursuit of their ultimate function — reproduction. "There is a lot of diversity among seeds, but there are also identifiable patterns or types," Chace explains in the book. "Even some truly weird-looking novelty seeds conform to categorization, even if it doesn't seem so at first glance."

Videos

  • UNTOLD STORIES OCTOBER 17, 2015 (SHI FEAR), 28min.

  • Flooding at St. John's College., 1.5min.

  • Gerry Badillo is in Belize City gathering images of the flooding situation, 1min. Related to the Tropical Depression currently passing over the region. As you can see, it's pretty bad in the city after three days of non-stop rain.

  • San Pedro Coastline taking a pounding, 15sec.

  • Corozal flooding video clip, 2min.

  • Blue Hole Belize, 1.25min. World Heritage site Blue Hole, Belize, Central America from 1500 feet.

  • Belize 2015, 3min. My trip to Belize!

  • Trip to Belize 2014, 3.5min.

  • Belly Dance in Caye Caulker, 3min. Andrea Belly Dances in the street of Caye Caulker in Belize

  • Video filmed by Jay eiley Flooding in Belize, Corozal and Chetumal., 9min. This Low Development was unexpected in Central America. Belize, Guatemala, Chetumal, Mexico got the most rain and damage. Trees where knock down, cable strong winds blow away stuffs and even flood was called in. Well, in this video you can see the after math or during the low depression how bad it was. Well, enjoy this video I clip made by Jay Eiey.

  • Belize City Flooding, 5min. Belize City flooding on 10/18/2015.

  • Tropical Biology to Belize - Home Video, 45min. Study abroad trip to Belize in 2011.

  • Belize 2015, 2min. Tequila the turtle and Nurse shark at Mexico Rock in Belize.

  • Sarteneja, Belize Flooding 2015, 1min. This is the view from the home I'm living in Sarteneja, Belize. The roads and some homes were flooded during the two days of rain.

  • Playing with nurse sharks Belize 2015, 18min. Hungry and harmless sharks

  • Belize Island Boat Tour, 3.5min. On our boat tour in Belize we learned a little about island culture from our host.

  • Mishler Belize 2015, 20min.

  • Best dive of the Belize trip July 2015, 13min. This was the dive that followed the Blue Hole dive. It was stunning from start to finish.