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Felix Ayuso #521353
02/02/17 11:58 PM
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Felix Ayuso

Beloved local activist and Sanpedrano Felix Ayuso found dead inside his home

The San Pedro Community is in shock this evening with the news coming from the San Pedro Police Department that has confirmed the death of local island resident Felix Ayuso.

On Thursday, February 2nd, at around 6:45PM, San Pedro Police confirmed the death of 43-year-old Felix Ayuso. The body of the deceased was discovered at his home in the San Juan Area. Foul play is suspected in Ayuso’s death, as police have confirmed external injuries to the body. He was found motionless in his bed with several stab wounds to his body.

According to reports, Ayuso’s body was discovered by a family member who was inquiring of his whereabouts. Ayuso was last seen on the afternoon on Wednesday, February 1st. Due to the state of the body, at press time, Police believe he died on Wednesday, February 1st.

Following the report, the body was transported to the Karl Huesner Memorial Hospital in Belize City where a post mortem examination will be conducted to properly identify the cause of death.

Ayuso is a well-known member of the island community. He served as the President of the San Pedro AIDS Commission, and was an invaluable part of the San Pedro traditional Carnaval Comparsas. He was the proud owner of JoSe’s Salon, where he tended to local and international customers with much talent. His generous spirit and involvement in community service made him well-known across the island. Survived by a son, daughter, grandson, granddaughter, and a host of family and dear friends, Ayuso will surely be missed.

The San Pedro Police are leading a full investigation into his death. Anyone with information is asked to contact the San Pedro Police Station at 206-2022.

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Re: Felix Ayuso [Re: Marty] #521510
02/10/17 01:02 AM
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RIP Felix

Re: Felix Ayuso [Re: Marty] #521563
02/12/17 04:38 PM
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Very Sad news of the untimely death of Felix Ayuso. Rest in Peace, Felix.

Gone fishing!!
Re: Felix Ayuso [Re: Marty] #521960
02/26/17 05:56 AM
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A tribute to the life of the late Felix Ayuso via a video presentation during the opening ceremony of El Gran Carnaval De San Pedro. Long live the tradition and long live the king of Carnival Felix Ayuso!

A tribute to Felix Ayuso Jr. The King of the carnival of San Pedro

Last night's 'Carnaval' tribute to Felix Ayuso by the San Pedro Town Council. This video clip was played during the presentation. RIP Felix.

Carnaval Fiesta! A tribute to Felix Ayuso!

Re: Felix Ayuso [Re: Marty] #522029
03/01/17 06:15 AM
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Click photos for more pictures!

On Saturday, February 25, 2017, the San Pedro Town Council hosted its annual Carnaval Fiesta! which is the opening night for the Carnaval celebrations in San Pedro. This year, the Carnaval Fiesta was dedicated to long time Carnavalista, José Felix Ayuso Jr., who for many years has shared with the community and visitors of San Pedro Town, his love and passion for the unique San Pedro tradition.

Under the theme, “Orgullo, Alegría y Pasión! - Carnaval es mi tradición!” which translates to “Pride, Joy and Passion - Carnaval is my tradition!” is how San Pedro welcomes its 2017 Carnaval celebrations!

The homage to José Felix Ayuso began with a special invocation by Pastor Clive Welsh of the Lighthouse Christian Radio, where he offered words of comfort to the family and friends of the late Felix Ayuso Jr. Following the invocation was the welcome address by Councilor Flora Ancona, who herself is a Carnavalista herself and shared her sentiments of the great loss Felix’s departure is to the community of San Pedro. She remained positive by welcoming everybody to the event and asking everyone to support the comparsas and to play a safe Carnaval this year.

Mayor of San Pedro Town, His Lordship, Mayor Daniel Guerrero, offered the keynote address, where he mentioned that “[Felix] His Legacy, his energy and his carnival spirit will forever live as long as we continue to play and dance in our Carnaval celebrations.” He continued by saying that the community of San Pedro will continue to be grateful to Felix’s contribution in the development of our island for being a true advocate in our community through his work of the San Pedro AIDS Commission.

Present was also the vice president of the San Pedro AIDS Commission, Mr. David Jenkins, where he spoke about Felix’s dedication as part of the San Pedro AIDS Commission and how fully committed he was into helping HIV/AIDS victims and spreading awareness of the disease. He also shared with the audience how Felix managed to convince him into participating in the Carnaval events, especially dancing in the SP AIDS Commission Compares for Carnaval, which wasn’t an easy task for him but Felix somehow, managed to convince him with his passion and drive for life and for the tradition.

Following David’s remarks, a video was played paying tribute to José Felix Ayuso by his family and friends. Family and friends took time to share their memories they hold dear to them of Felix with everyone through this video, along with video clips and pictures of Felix’s participation in the comparsas throughout the years.

After the video presentation, Hon. Manuel Heredia Jr., Minister of Tourism & Civil Aviation, and Mayor Daniel Guerrero, presented a plaque of recognition to José Felix Ayuso’s son, JoVan Ayuso, for his contribution to Carnaval and his work through the San Pedro AIDS Commission.

Closing the event, was Councilor Hector “Tito” Alamilla, where he thanked everyone for assisting the event, especially to the Ayuso family for taking their time in assisting the event which was to celebrate Felix’s legacy. He also took the time to thank the organizers of the event and those that made it a success. In between the speeches, the San Pedro Dance Academy entertained the crowd with their energetic and colorful dances. Entertainment also included a compares by students of Ambergris Caye Elementary School and a skit by Mrs. Carnaval 2017, Mary Magaña.

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