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The San Pedro Sun
Wolfe’s Woofer: The Loan
“I don’t want to go around paying bills with you,” I told Sherry. “Drop me off at Celi’s Deli and I’ll meet you on the deck of the Holiday Hotel when you get back.”
As I enjoyed my coffee and the view of the reef I peacefully read my book.
“Mr. Dennis! Mr. Dennis!”
I looked up to see Marvin trotting up the beach towards me.
“Have a seat, Marvin,” I said, after he made his way up on the deck.
“You are just the man I wanted to see,” he said.
“Marvin, are you drunk?” I asked.
“Why you ask that?”
Police Report: Drug Trafficking
*On Sunday, October 2nd a parcel was checked at the Tropic Air Cargo section around 4:10PM, which resulted in the discovery of two parcels of Cannabis amounting to 950 grams. Following the incident, a joint team of Special Branch and Criminal Investigation detained 23-year-old Edward Amador who was seen leaving the cargo section immediately after the package was dropped off. Police have since charged Amador for the crime of Drug Trafficking. *On Thursday, October 6th at 8:15AM, acting on Special Branch information, a joint team of Special Branch and Criminal Investigation Branch personnel stopped and searched a 16-year-old male minor on Sea Star Street. The minor had a small brown box which when opened contained 371.7 grams of Cannabis. The minor was escorted to the San Pedro Police Station, and in the presence of his mother was charged for the crime of “Drug Trafficking”.
Doctor Love: Two Choices and Wardrobe Woes
Dear Doctor Love,
I am sixteen years old and my boyfriend is twenty years old. He goes to the bar almost every night and gets drunk, and so I broke up with him. When I did, my boyfriend’s friend told me he was in love with me and asked me would I date him. I told him I do not like him that way and miss my ex. But I worry if I wait and let them both go, they will find other girls. That will leave me alone without anyone. I like having a boyfriend.
Misc Belizean Sources
SBDC Workshop: MARKETING FOR SMALL HOTELS
October 13th, 2016
9am to 3pm. This workshop aims to provide attendee with the knowledge on:
Marketing definition- its importance, the myths of Marketing, Knowing your product, , Identifying and Understand your customer, Strategies and Techniques including Branding, Promotion, monitoring and evaluation - Action Plan. This workshop is intended for hotel owners, managers, staff.
Pedro Town Council, Conference Room, Barrier Reef Drive, San Pedro.
INCLUDES - Lunch and Snacks.
To sign up, kindly contact our office 501-223-3195 at or email us at email@example.com
Miss Belize Universe Rebecca Rath is on La Isla Bonita!
As part of her preparation process before the Miss Universe Pageant early next year in the Philippines,she has been training and touring the country ever since she was elected last month. She is very excited to be on the Island, which she considers a pageant town.
In Search of Vegetarian Food in Belize
Food Republic went looking for good vegetarian food all around Belize, and found the best right here in Cayo. Roots Wraps and Smoothies gets a great review, from their tostadas to their burgers.
"The backpacker town of San Ignacio is considered the heart and soul of the Cayo district, and it was here that I first discovered the variety of Belize’s vegetarian food. Despite its small size, San Ignacio has an excellent vegan/vegetarian cafe, Roots, Wraps & Smoothies, where the light, flavorsome food and fresh, healthy juices are the perfect antidote to the stifling summer heat. I first tried the green tostadas: fried corn tortillas topped with basil hummus, lettuce, salsa frecca, balsamic vinegar reduction and vegan Parmesan cheese. Washed down with a freshly made and perfectly zingy carrot, orange and ginger juice, it left me feeling refreshed rather than bloated, as has become the new norm (the amount of pasta, pizza, bread and fries I’ve eaten while traveling has tripled)."
The Maya Expo is Saturday, October 15th, in Belmopan. Focusing on Maya culture, there will be food, art, educational booths, and fun for all.
Catholic Auxiliary Bishop calls for teachers to return to classrooms
The Auxiliary Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Belize, Christopher Glancey, released a video this week, calling on teachers to bring an end to the strike and return to their classrooms.
Glancey explained that after several meetings between himself, Bishop Dorrick Wright, and the Papal Nuncio, Archbishop Leon Kalenga, the diocese agrees that the teachers should reopen the schools.
Glancey added that there are other ways for teachers to continue their campaign for good governance, and the Church would be willing to assist if the teachers so choose that route.
He went on to say that the Church would offer its facilities to teachers who would wish to meet with members of the public to air out their concerns over the points made in their eight demands to the government.
Supreme Court to roll out arbitration facility
The Supreme Court of Belize announced this week that it will roll out a facility specifically designed to conduct court-connected arbitration.
The facility, which will be the first of its kind in the Caribbean, will be opened in January 2017; however, in preparation, the court completed the first set of trainings for arbitrators this week. The court held a four-day training session with 18 lawyers drawn from the Magistracy as well as the public and private bars.
The participants were certified and added to the court’s roster of arbitrators. Dr Christopher Malcolm, Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and Chair of the Caribbean Branch as well as Shan Greer, Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and Vice Chair of the Caribbean Branch were the facilitators.
Breaking Belize News
Teenager drowns in Belmopan
A teenage student from Belmopan reportedly drowned a short while ago in the creek in Riviera area behind Quality Poultry Products in Belmopan. The young boy was in the company of friends when he went under. Up to the posting of this story the teenager’s body […]
Gofundme Campaign for Ms. Belize Universe
Rebecca “Bex” Rath, newly crowned Ms. Belize Universe will now compete against 90 other women from all over the world as she represents “The Jewel” in the Miss Universe pageant in the Philippines. The pageant will be held on January 30, 2017 in Manila. In […]
Oldest Citizen of Belmopan city dies
Alfred Pandy, the oldest citizen of Belmopan city passed away today. He was born on the 29th of June, 1918. He died at the age of 98. Mr. Pandy, in an interview with Plus TV News in 2014, shared that he had joined the […]
BTB celebrates World Post Day
Today, October 9, is celebrated as World Post day. The exchange of mail across country lines was complicated before the Universal Post Union was created in 1874. Historical records indicate mail may have been delivered as early as 255 B.C. in Egypt—yet it took millennia […]
Eye clinic to be opened in San Pedro town by Belizekids.org
Belizekids.org held a meeting on Thursday, October 6, with members from the Belize Council for the Visually Impaired (BCVI) and members from the San Pedro Lions Club. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss their objectives and upcoming plans to open a vision […]
Woman accused of stabbing mother with pint
A woman has been charged for stabbing her mother with a broken piece of a pint bottle. The incident happened on Wednesday, October 5. Hetta Marin reported that she was standing in front of her house when her daughter, Anifa, allegedly entered her yard holding […]
2016 Ocean Heroes awarded
The Oceana “Ocean hero” award began in 2012. The purpose is to recognize and celebrate exceptional accomplishments in ocean conservation, advocacy and education. Oceana describes it as taking action to protect the oceans for the people and the creatures today and for generations to come. […]
A Gorgeous Day for Some Delicious Food: The New Farm House Deli & Belize Chocolate Company
Yesterday turned into a gorgeous HOT October day. I was headed south – Ian Anderson was making the announcement of a REAL DELI on the island. The Farm House Deli at Mahogany Bay…projected to open in December of 2016. We arrived about 10 minutes after the start time (in Belize time WAY EARLY) and Ian was making a champagne toast to a good sized crowd.
The whole bottom floor with be the Farm House Deli.
For those of you not familiar with Mahogany Bay Village, it is an ENORMOUS project about 2 miles south of town. They are completing the 195 cottage style room hotel now and projected to open in the new year. But it is not just a hotel…it is a village. There will be homes, restaurants (a Japanese sushi chef has already signed on), a deli, shops, a aquaponic greenhouse, a salon, a diving shop, a gym, a rental place for golf carts and bikes, pools, a large beach on the leeward side of the island…
The jungle of Belize served as an IUPUC biology student’s classroom this summer. There he hoped to discover a wider array of mayfly species than what is currently known.
David Cool, a North Vernon resident, spent the end of June in the mountainous Central American country to study mayflies, a group of insects that live in fresh water. He joined researchers from Sonoma State University and the University of California-Davis, which were there studying a variety of insects.
Cool got his interest in mayflies from IUPUC assistant professor Luke Jacobus, who has studied the insects for 18 years.
Mayflies are important for a variety of factors, including being a food source for fish, birds and other animals, and as bio-indicators, Jacobus and Cool said.
“Mayflies are very sensitive to many changes in their immediate environment and they are used to monitor environmental health,” Jacobus said.
The sinking of the Edward Hines
The steamship L. Edward Hines set sail from New Orleans on Oct. 7, 1916, carrying tens of thousands of dollars' worth of lumber to Colon, Panama. It held a crew of 23 men – many of them from New Orleans.
It was its first voyage from the Crescent City, but it was also its last. Several days after it set out, the Hines was buffeted by a hurricane. The crew members battled to stay afloat for hours, but to no avail. The wooden ship was ripped to shreds and sank in the wee hours of the morning Oct. 15, about 50 miles off the coast of what is now Belize.
The men aboard the ship were thrown into the sea. Among them was engineer Axel F. Dahlstrom, 46, of New Orleans. Dahlstrom clung to a piece of wreckage in solitude for two days and two nights, then drifted close to a piece of wreckage holding two of his crewmates, Frank McCrystal and B. Linquist.
The three men floated aimlessly for four more days before their makeshift raft became lodged on a reef. A fisherman rescued them there and took them to the hospital at Stann Creek, now known as Dangriga.
Ms. Ruth Shoman of the Corozal Branch of the BNTU says they want a public apology from Foreign Minister, 1min. Hon. Wilfred "Sedi" Elrington over unsavory comments about teachers
diving in Belize, 12min. Diving in Belize with Belize Aggressor III liveaboard, awesome dives and awesome crew...
Buceando en Belice, crucero vida a bordo en el Aggressor III, un barco fantástico, buceos geniales y estupenda tripulación!
San Pedro Belize take off POV, 3min. Taking off into San Pedro Belize.
Belize Vacation, 4.5min.
Belize Cave Tubing, 3min.
Belize Tackle Box Canyon-Sept 2016 Ambergris Caye., 3min. This is around 80' swimming through the canyon at Tackle Box Reef. Our usual nurse shark tagging along, and a nice swim through. Saw 2 reef sharks later. Great dive!
Belize Tacket Box Shark Tapping GoPro 9-17-16, 1.5min. Seems Nurse sharks at Belize just think they can get in your face. Guess he got tired of me video'ing him...Kinda close!
Belize Tacke Box Turtle 9-17-16, 1.5min. This turtle swam up close. Found out- our dive master was behind me imitating a turtle with his fins. Great shot, and our usual nurse sharks tagging around..Just on outside of reef at Tackle Box
Belize 2016 Blue hole dive trip, 9min. Diving in the reefs near the blue hole.(1:35 is when a shark stops by)
BFREE - Fer de lance in Belize - Part 4, 22min. Jacob Marlin, Herpetologist and Director of the Belize Foundation for Research and Environmental Education (BFREE) discusses the beautiful and often misunderstood Fer-de-lance or Tommygoff (Bothrops asper).