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The San Pedro Sun
Letter to the Editor: La Isla Basura
To the Editor:
We came 10 years ago for our honeymoon to La Isla Bonita and had returned for our 10 year anniversary on La Isla Basura. This visit had turned out to be a mistake.
For some years your island had been a secret tip for travelers. Nowadays there is nothing left to brag about except the myth of some “secret beach”.
This time we stayed North as we thought the new road would bring what seemed to have been missing for some years.
From the beginning we had noticed sewage on the lagoon side leaving infested waters, stinking smell with a possible health risk for everyone.
Rebar, piles of concrete and other construction material were just thrown into nature. Styrofoam, plastic and other trash items are carelessly lining the sides of the road on this La Isla De Plastico. Occasionally placed “No Trash” signs are surrounded with large trash piles.
Quite annoying for tourists is the endless number of advertising signs lining both sides of the road North. It gave us tourists the feeling and looks of a trashy Mexican highway rather than an island flair through nature.
Wolfe’s Woofer: New Bicycle
At the little outdoor restaurant I told the lady, “I’ll have three panades and three tacos.”
While I was sitting at the big picnic table my friend Jorge came in. He ordered and took a seat at the table with me.
“Where have you been, Jorge?” I asked. “I haven’t seen you lately.”
“I been on the mainland,” he said. “I work in San Ignacio five days and I come home on weekends. You ain’t seen my old lady have you?”
“Not in the last week or two.”
“I just got home an hour ago and she and the boy both gone. I know they around ‘cause there’s clothes on the line and the house is unlocked.”
“She’s probably out visiting her friends,” I told him.
It was Jorge Junior, who came riding up on a brand new bicycle.
Possession of Controlled Drugs:On Tuesday, September 22nd at 4:10AM, acting on Special Branch (SB) information, a team of Criminal Investigation Branch (CIB) and SB personnel headed by Police Constable # 772 Roy Ek conducted a house search at the apartment room of 19-year-old Luis Castellanos in the San Mateo Area, San Pedro Town. Also present at the time were 19-year-old Amaru Barreto and 20-year-old Juan Carlos Villatoro. The search led to the discovery of a transparent plastic bag containing 50.2 grams of suspected Cannabis.
Wanted suspect found: Ernesto Bernardez, who was wanted by the San Pedro Police Department regarding shooting and robbery investigations, has been found. Acting on San Pedro SP intelligence, a team of SP and CIB conducted an operation on Ladyville Village on Wednesday, September 17th where Bernardez was detained. He has since been brought back to the San Pedro Police Station to face charges.
Doctor Love: Friendships and Cheating
Dear Doctor Love,
On my daughter’s fifteenth birthday we are planning to have a quinceaños party for her. It is not an elaborate party compared to some that we have seen on this island but my daughter is well known and has a lot of friends. Her friends will be invited along with their parents.
Three months ago she had a fight with her best friend. This is one of those fights where both say they will never speak again and spend a lot of time pretending to ignore each other. These girls have been close since primary school and always went everywhere and did everything together. In my heart I know that eventually they will make up. This brings me to my problem. My daughter says that she does not want her ex-best friend to be invited. I talked to the friend’s mom and she said that her daughter says that if she is invited she won’t go. The mother and I had a good talk and we can’t figure out what to do. Please help.
Misc Belizean Sources
In far corner in blue shirt, hand on chin, Tux Vasquez (FIRED) Gee!! it must be the BLUE Shirt.
So thankful for a sun kissed turn out- yesterday's Fashion Show.
Thank you to resort owners and Tiki fashion designer Kirsten Miglio and her partner- Dale Milio, vibes by Warren Riker Alvaro & Gabby, Jewelry by Lindsey Hackston , photographer Kim Welsh press/bloggers tacogirl.com, models, friends, and staff ( Ak'bol yoga retreat and Eco-resort ) for making the MOLLiKULTRA Launch a success!
Special thanks to Micki Denney Peevy & Keith Peevy
16 different looks on 8 Belizean beauties. Great job ladies!
Let the fun begin!
San Pedro Independence Parade photos
Poets Corner: Value for money
By Abdulmajeed K Nunez. Politicians are employees
We transform them to rats guarding cheese
Is there any requirements?
Canvassing for endorsement
Is just another way of seeking employment?
Electioneering is an application
For the electorate to consent to them running the nation
They are nothing but managers of the nation’s wealth
Boy! It's pure mediocre deals we are being dealt
They should get annual appraisals
Then increment approval
The prime minister and the governor general share executive powers
But Sir Colville has become a rubber stamp governor
A former NIP member
Has somehow become a follower
Once the PM used to have to negotiate
For any bill that passed through the senate
Making sure it was in the people’s interest
Dame Minita did not just acquiesce
We need a new governor general be my guess
Caribbean coming together to discuss future of financial sector
Key figures in respective banking, financial and offshore sectors from across the Caribbean and Central America are scheduled to meet this week in Curacao for the first of two gatherings to discuss the obstacles facing the financial sectors in the region and solutions to reduce vulnerabilities.
The Caribbean Export Development Agency (CEDA) in conjunction with Caribbean-Central American Action (CCAA) will host a workshop on Caribbean Banking and the Caribbean International Financial Services Sector in Curacao, from September 30th to October 1st. The workshop will discuss in detail, the challenges facing the Caribbean Basin and acts as a precursor to the Global Forum of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), scheduled to take place in Bridgetown, Barbados, late in October 2015.
Heavyweights in the region’s institutions, including central bank governors and private sector financial institutions to will be in attendance to discuss three key topics: correspondent banking, remittances and the offshore industry. Many countries in the region, including Belize have already started feeling the effects of increased regulations in regards to correspondent banking and the offshore financial industry.
Rare Super Blood Moon to be visible Sunday night
A rare Super Blood Moon will be visible in most parts of the world, including Belize, on Sunday night as a lunar eclipse, coupled with a “super-moon”, a full moon at perigee, the moon’s closest point to Earth, take place creating the effect.
The Earth’s shadow will start making its way across the moon at 6:11 p.m. Belize time. The total eclipse begins at 8:11 p.m. and will peak at 8:47 p.m. ET. The total eclipse will last about 72 minutes.
The moon will become the ‘star’ of the night sky as it turns red in color during the unusual phenomenon, which involves it appearing 14 percent bigger.
The strange coloration will come as the light from the sun shines onto the moon after being refracted and scattered through the dust in Earth’s atmosphere as the planet passes in between the two, casting a shadow and causing the eclipse.
Breaking Belize News
Remembering Danny Conorquie in Georgeville
This weekend saw a series of events organized in memory of Special Constable Danny Conorquie of Georgeville, Cayo District. While on duty a year ago at the Caracol Archaeological Site in the Chiquibul Forest, without support from the Belize Defence Force, he was ambushed by a group of […]
PUP host Southside Football Marathon
The People’s United Party today hosted a Southside Football Marathon at Berger Field in Belize City featuring participation from ten teams across the City, including a few from Northside. PUP Albert Standard Bearer, Paul Thompson told us the event was meant to showcase the PUP’s commitment to greater […]
Why did Arturo Pasos’ house burn down?
A Belize City homeowner is left puzzled and homeless after fire destroyed his residence behind the CET Site in Lake Independence on Saturday. According to Arturo Pasos, he was out at work from seven in the morning and got the bad news just before noon. He says the […]
Ministry of Agriculture and DFC to assist drought-hit farmers
The Ministry of Agriculture and Development Finance Corporation (DFC) have announced an assistance package for farmers affected by drought in the Orange Walk District. On Friday 70 farmers met in San Carlos village with Minister of Natural Resources and Agriculture, Deputy Prime Minister Gaspar Vega; CEO in the […]
Young entrepreneurs in PG get assistance
Plenty Belize is a non-governmental organization (NGO) in the Toledo District that works to promote the health and well-being of the district’s people, communities and environment. The organization helps local community based groups to create and maintain sustainable means of generating income. Plenty also works closely with schools […]
Super Blood Moon eclipse underway
A full moon at perigee, the moon’s closest point to Earth, takes place creating the blood red effect. The Earth’s shadow started making its way across the moon at 6:11 p.m. Belize time. The total eclipse begins at 8:11 p.m. and will peak at 8:47 p.m. The total eclipse will last about 72 minutes. As the […]
Belizean-American has problems getting passport
Belizean-American, Sharon Lamb, is a mother of two children and a nursing assistant who currently resides in the state of Illinois in the United States (US). She recently took her problem to the Amandala Newspaper after she applied for her passport several years ago in 2011 while in Belize for […]
Double homicide victims identified
The murder victims found in a cane field in the San Roman area of Corozal have been identified as 58-year-old Vicente Cayuno of San Andres Village and 42-year-old Rogelio Rancharan of Paraiso Village, both in the Corozal District. Both men were found with gunshot wounds to the head on Friday […]
San Pedro police find weed on plane
A large amount of cannabis was found inside the air cargo section of a local airline on Sea Star Street in San Pedro Town on Friday, September 25th. The discovery was made around 11:45 a.m. inside a DVD Player box, which contained 2.2 pounds of marijuana. The find was taken […]
Would-be burglar taken down by home owner
A resident of the DFC area in San Pedro Town was arrested by police on Friday night, September 25th, and will be charged for the offenses of “Aggravated Burglary” and “Kept Unlicensed Firearm and Ammunition without a Gun License”. Police was called to a house on Lion Street where they […]
Just One Recipe for Three Perfect Days on Ambergris Caye!
I met Laura and her husband in Placencia last November…they were just opening up Caribbean Beach Cabanas – a super cute (I MEAN CUTE) resort they bought on a gorgeous stretch of beach in Placencia Village.
She also writes an amazing blog about her Ohio to Placencia experience. Pure Placencia. And now she is guest posting for me about the Placencia to Ambergris Caye experience. Eeek! I hope she likes it.
Oh yes…everyone does. Thanks Laura!
I live in Placencia, where I am told people come from other parts of Belize to vacation, because it is on par with Caye Caulker for laid-back slowness. Sometimes, I just crave a little action and busy-ness, and crowds! It was time to come up to Ambergris for a fun filled weekend :)
We took Tropic Air from Placencia to Belize City, which if you get Taco Girl’s code, you can get 10% off–it is under $100us. We decided to save some money and take the water taxi from Belize City, and we learned that you should fly into the Municipal airport as it saves money and time.
10 Ultimate international adventures to tick off your Bucket List before you're 40
Travel operator Contiki rounded up the Top 10 Bucket List spots around the world to get the adrenaline pumping whilst satisfying your sense of wanderlust. 7. Diving in Belize:
When it comes to underwater adventures there is nowhere quite like Belize. Nestled between Mexico and Guatemala, this Central American gem is a diver’s paradise and its rich waters are home to various species of sharks, stingrays, turtles and barracudas. Travellers visiting in springtime might be lucky enough to encounter those infamous friendly underwater giants; whale sharks.
A financial guide to retiring abroad
Is it your goal to spend your golden years living in a hut on the beach of a Caribbean island?
Or do you dream of a second act running a vineyard in Tuscany? Retiring overseas can be both more enticing and more affordable -- depending on the locale -- than retiring in the United States. But a smooth transition requires careful planning.
"When you just begin thinking about it at a superficial infatuation level, it's a very exotic, romantic, sexy idea," says Kathleen Peddicord, publisher of Live and Invest Overseas, which publishes an annual ranking of the best places to retire overseas. "But the truth is that once you get into it, it's not easy."
Not all of the lifestyle changes that come with moving overseas will be ideal. Retirees will want to research how the move could affect their cost of living, tax bill and health. Here are some of factors to think about before you sell your belongings and buy a one-way plane ticket:
UNTOLD STORIES SEPTEMBER 24, 2015, 30min.
Belize Rising: The Emerging Luxury Real Estate Market, 3min. SANCAS Realty, the exclusive Christie’s International Real Estate affiliate for Belize, today released the first video in a series highlighting the emerging luxury real estate market of Belize. The video, titled “Belize Rising,” showcases many of the amazing natural wonders of Belize for international real estate buyers and investors. The video was shot throughout Belize the week of August 24-28. "Take a brief glimpse into the emerging luxury real estate market of Belize with this short video presented by SANCAS Realty, the exclusive Christie's International Real Estate affiliate for the tropical paradise of Belize."
Amérique centrale 2, 5min. Amérique central summer 2015
Lova boy - The Prince of Belize onstage-- dancers..., 5min. Belize day in Los Angeles Sept.6th 2015, nice line up of Artist... Lova Boy, Tanya Carter,Dankiman,Tracy Lynn Reynolds/Pritty Kitty,Trevor Martin,JahMikey,Aziatic,Risden Martinez, Caribbean Dynamics and more...
MISS NYBC SEENAGER 2015, 2min. The New York Belizean Committee, Inc. Presents Supreme Queen 2015 a queens only pageant celebrating 10 years at Miss NYBC Seenager held in Brooklyn, NY.at theMasonic Temple, 317 Clermont Ave. Featuring the royal lineup; Dorila Lewis Johnson, Mary A. Usher Swales, Kammell Gullap Mejia, Gilda Courtenay, Iris Sankey Lewis, Gaymor Martinez and Cynthia S. Jones.This was a sold out event!
Scuba, 25min. SCUBA diving in Belize in Sept 2015 with my wife
Ambergris Caye, 2min. Découverte de l'île d'Ambergris Caye, au Belize
Let the show begin-- First annual Belize day in L.A., 3min.
Tracie Lynn--Pretty Kitty at Belize day in L.A. 2015, 12min.
Lova boy -onstage- First annual Belize day in L.A., 7min. First annual Belize day in L.A.
Starring Lova boy, Tanya Carter,Dankiman,Tracy Lynn REYNOLD,Trevor Martin,Aziatic and JahMikey...
Dankiman onstage at Belize day in L.A, 7min. First annual Belize day in L.A....
IT WAS AWESOME--- GREAT FOOD AND DRINKS ---ONE OF THE GREATEST LINE-UP OF BELIZEANS ARTISTS/PERFORMERS---- CHILDREN 7 YRS AND UNDER FREE, 7 YEARS THRU 17 0NLY $5:00, ITS FAMILY TREAT EVERYONE IS INVITED ---CHECK THIS OUT---ADULTS -- $10.00 LOL... Good times are back! Be there early, buy your tickets now..... It will be a full house y'all, so bring your Flag and your rag! SUNDAY SEPT 6TH. 2015 @ 1:00 PM TILL 10:00PM.
Belize day in LA- Sept 6th.2015 -with Dankiman onstage, 3min.
Mystic River Resort | San Ignacio, Belize, 4min. Mystic River Lodge provides an award-winning base to experience the natural sites and history of Belize. Enjoy adventure stays, relaxation, a nature focused vacation, or explore the Mayan ruins. We offer a private and serene lodge to relax after your chosen activities. Our friendly staff will make you feel at home in the jungle. We respect our environment and the memories our guests will have of this incredible destination.
Lova boy @ Belize day in Los Angeles Sept 6th. 2015, 15min.
Tanya Carter on stage@ Belize day in L.A.-- Hollywood Park Casino, 3.5min.
Tanya Carter--- Hollywood Park Casino, Belize day in Los Angeles, 11min.
Trevor "English" Martin /JahMikey @ Belize day in L.A. SEPT. 6TH. 2015, 12min. Belize day in Los Angeles was held on Sept 06th. 2015 at the Hollywood Park casino in Inglewood Ca. It was a funfilled evening indeed...
Zipline in Belize in 4K with zipline.bz, 3.5min. Shot in 4K! One of the many runs we made in Belize with zipline.bz. Fantastic excursion! This is a must-do when you visit Belize.
My Belize, My City: Cruise Tourism & Visitation Management, 7min. ESCI-199 Introduction to Sustainable Development Final Semester Project Belize City Cohort.
Sustainable Fishing In Belize - Independence Center, 7.5min. Done By: Justo Torres, Shem Arzu and Shanda Burgess.
Big Falls Lodge to Belmopan Belize, 12min.
Belize Kayak, 3min.