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The San Pedro Sun
Raise Me Up’s plans Masquerade fundraiser to benefit new children’s home
The non-profit organization Raise Me Up, will be hosting its most fabulous event of the year, a Masquerade Ball, on Saturday, March 11th. The event will directly benefit Raise Me Up and the San Pedro Lions’ latest project, Hope Haven, a children’s home that will provide necessary services to women and children on the island. Tickets are $150 in advance, or $175 at the door. As quantities are limited, guests are encouraged to purchase tickets in advance. Tickets are available for purchase at Marbucks Coffee House and Rum+Bean. Everyone who purchases a ticket in advance will be eligible for a door prize, and valet parking will be available.
The color scheme is black, gold, and purple, and the dress code for the event is formal dresses, sundresses, or pants with button downs, along with a mask. If you need to purchase a mask, Kaitlin McWhorter of Sancas Realty will have them available for sale
Misc Belizean Sources
Thank you Belize Electricity Limited for taking the time to accommodate our beautiful wildlife while providing us with our oh-so-needed power!
BEL teams today removed empty Osprey nests from transmission structures near the coastline in Bomba and San Pedro. The nests sometimes cause power interruptions. We placed deterrents on our structures and installed platforms for the birds to build their nests, away from the power system, to better manage reliability for customers and take care of wildlife in Belize.
The first ever blood drive held in Caye Caulker via The Belize Red Cross San Pedro Branch had a successful, huge turn out!
Thanks to everyone who came out and showed their support! Caye Caulker had its first blood drive in recent memory today. I'd be interested in knowing, from old timers, if there has ever been one here before. The Belize Red Cross - San Pedro and Belize Red Cross along with Belize Blood Services came out and set up at the Caye Caulker Health Center. Twenty one people donated blood and quite a few more volunteered but were unable to give for one reason or another. Ocean Academy kids also did a Dollar Drive and collected over $1,000 to support Red Cross blood collection and training. From overseas, Alan Clegg made a BZ $100 donation to help fund the drive. San Pedro averages 20 pints at their drives so Caye Caulker really turned up big for this!! Between the businesses that donated rooms and food, the people who threw change in our jars and the people who gave or tried to give blood, Caye Caulker seriously STEPPED UP today!
Our children at Step By Step Tutoring Center are now developing music literacy skills
Art with Purpose!
Ocean Academy students and instructor Deirdre are creating delicate, beautiful marbleized paper art pieces for sale to support education and buy more art supplies.
Caye Caulker Blood drive
Ocean Academy volunteers Nomari, Lilian and Adaly observed the medical process and science of blood donations before starting their volunteer work collecting donations for the Red Cross and letting the community know about today's events.
Give a little. Save a life
Hey everyone we are asking for your assistance in helping us raise money to help Jamaal Crawford to go out of the country for medical treatment. We would really appreciate your help . You can donate to 650-02-2-267160 or 650-2-2-308940 Belize Bank."
UNDER THE SHADOWS OF BEVERLY SMITH-LOPEZ!
The outstanding Belizean artist, dramatist and playwright of Belizean artistic renaissance of the 1970s, the late Beverly Smith-Lopez, is remembered here at Belizean Legends as a true social activist of Belize's political past. When Belizean politics raged throughout a period of a monopoly controlled radio station called, "Radio Belize", and a political climate that created a mood of distrust and fear among the masses of the Belizean people, Smith-Lopez's monologues in poems like Sandra Coye's "Genesis of Destruction" and in her voice in Evan X Hyde's plays like, "Hard Times", connected the dots for the masses of the Belizean people.
The incomparable Smith-Lopez even in her immortality has reminded many of us Belizeans to remember that it was the legendary Belizean drama group, "Square Peg Players", whom she appeared in as an revolutionary player, was one of the only source of education beside the "Amandala Newspaper" that Belizeans got outside of the classroom. They connected Belizean grassroots society to the dynamics of Belizean politics in their explosion on "The Bliss" stage.
The Food Bank loves potato donations!!
Belize Youth Movement delivered 300lbs of potato this morning. From PUP Belize Rural South! Thank you!! For the Donated at SanBar San Pedro Ambergris Caye.
La Ruta Maya 2017
The Official standings for Day 2. There was still one team in the river: Team Japan.
Chiquibul Maya Mountains Bi-national Action Plan
A total of 30 persons from both Belize and Guatemala came together to review the Chiquibul Maya Mountains Bi-national Action Plan. We are extremely thankful to the OAS for their warm reception.
Beach Bash at Captain Morgan's
Join us at Captain Morgan's Retreat on Sunday, March 5th for an all you can eat, all you can drink beach bash! Price is $50 BZ / $24 / USD. There will also be local rum drinks & beers at CRAZY discounts.
Live music by Dangriga's X band alongside DJ Patrick from 11AM-9PM. We hope to see you there!
New computers for SIB
The Government of Belize, through collaboration with its multi-lateral partners, is preparing to hand over new equipment to the Statistical Institute of Belize (SIB), as well as the Agriculture and Hydrology departments.
The Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries, Forestry, the Environment and Sustainable Development will hand over 25 computer systems to the SIB on Wednesday, March 8, at the National Agriculture and Trade Show Grounds in Belmopan.
This donation, valued at over $60,000 dollars, is in line with one of many actions outlined in the country’s sustainable development framework.
The computer donation is aimed at modernizing the SIB’s information technology (IT) system in support of the of the National Statistical System (NSS), and in the implementation of the Growth and Sustainable Development Strategy (GSDS).
“The contribution is being made through the Ministry’s Capacity Building for Strategic Planning and Management of Natural Resources in Belize project (CD 2), financed the by Global Environmental Facility (GEF) and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP),” GOB explained.
Belize hosts UN Steering committee meeting
The Government of Belize met this week with UN Resident Coordinators from the Regional Steering Committee of the United Nations Multi-Country Sustainable Development Framework (UN-MSDF) for their scheduled annual meeting.
The coordinators met with key government officials to discuss the Sustainable Development Strategy (SDS) to the Sustainable Development Goals and objectives of the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda.
Christian Salazar, Resident Coordinator of the UNDP asked representatives from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to share the country’s experience in ensuring policy coherence to the SDS.
As a part of the meeting, Lawrence Sylvester, Chief Executive Officer in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, who deputized for Wilfred Elrington, Minister of Foreign Affairs updated the meeting on the outcome of Belize’s Inaugural Meeting of the UN Joint Steering Committee held in December 2016.
Breaking Belize News
Expect cool weather for the weekend
The National Meteorological Service is forecasting that a relatively moist northeasterly airflow will prevail.
The 24-hour forecast is for sunny skies with some cloudy spells. A few isolated showers are expected this evening and some will develop over the South and Coast tonight and tomorrow.
The wind will blow from the east to northeast at 10-20 knots.
The sea state will be moderate.
Two dead bodies found on George Price Highway
BBN has received reliable reports that two dead bodies were found near mile 13 on the George Price Highway a short while ago.
Details are still sketchy but a source told BBN that police are presently at the scene.
Belize quietly formalizing Southern border crossing with Guatemala
The Belize government is quietly establishing its presence at the Jalacte/Santa Cruz border crossing.
Jalacte is a village on Belize’s side of the border and Santa Cruz is on the Guatemalan side.
Villagers have long been traversing the area freely, ‘exporting’ agricultural products to Guatemala and importing consumer goods into Belize. Recently, though, Belize set up an “agricultural outreach station” that is managed by the Belize Agriculture Health Authority (BAHA) with intent to support the export of agricultural goods, particularly cattle, into Guatemala.
President Trump’s youngest daughter vacations in Belize
Tiffanny Trump, the youngest daughter of US President, Donald Trump is vacationing in Belize.
A reliable source told BBN that Trump was seen arriving at the Philip Goldson International Airport minutes ago and heading to an island, probably Cayo Espanto island resort.
Two years ago, Ivanka Trump, the US President’s eldest daughter vacationed in Belize at the Cayo Espanto resort, which is three miles off the coast of Ambergris Caye. At the time, Ivanka was pregnant and was accompanied by her husband Jared Kushner, who is currently a senior adviser in the Trump Administration.
My Raffle Winner, A San Pedro Firefighter, JUMPS for Free with Skydive San Pedro
Last month everyone had a chance to win a FREE TANDEM SKYDIVE with Sky Dive San Pedro on SanPedroScoop. A chance for for the ultimate view of Ambergris Caye, the ultimate “GUESS WHAT I DID ON MY VACATION TO BELIZE” experience. It was my very first raffle and my random raffle generator picked my winner.
He or she had to be over 18, they had to weigh less than 250lbs, AND, my rule, it had to be his or her first time doing it.
Rafflecopter chose…EMMERSON! A member of the San Pedro Fire Department. How cool is that? So I emailed Emmerson and he was excited – and mostly in a state disbelief – that he won. I stopped by the meet him later at the fire department – and while it wasn’t his shift, all o fthe other fire men were jockeying to take his spot.
With the help of the awesome team at SkyDive San Pedro, Emmerson was given a time slot the following Tuesday.
OF COURSE I wanted to tag along. It is as close as I was ever going to get to jumping…I think…and so I wanted to glean as much as I possibly could.
New Hampshire Professor Gets Fellowship for Belize Museum
A University of New Hampshire associate professor of anthropology has been awarded a fellowship to establish a public history museum in Belize.
Eleanor Harrison-Buck will use the $50,000 Whiting Public Engagement Fellowship to create the museum focusing on the Kriol community. More than a third of the Belize population is part of the Kriol community, which is descended from enslaved Africans brought to the country by Europeans in the 18th and 19th centuries.
Harrison-Buck, who has conducted research in Belize for more than 25 years, helped establish a temporary exhibit on Kriol culture last summer. But she says school curricula, museum exhibits and the tourism market tend to focus on the ancient Maya and colonial periods rather than Kriol culture.
Naked and Afraid star quits after attack by flies
The latest female star of Naked and Afraid has been forced to quit to seek medical help after a swarm of flies left her with a full-body rash.
Anastasia Ashley, an internationally-recognized professional surfer, joined YouTube star Cory Williams to try to make it for 14 days in the middle of nowhere in Belize.
However, Daily Mail Online can reveal the 30-year-old blonde has had to tap out of Discovery’s show eight days early – and this photo shows why.
The normally bronzed beauty was left with redness and itchy bumps head-to-toe.
According to producers, she was attacked by sand flies, being bitten for 12 hours straight from 6pm to 6am on the sixth day.
Behind the Scenes: Meet a Belizean Archaeologist
Born in Belize in 1954, Dr. Jaime Awe grew up exploring the Mayan house mounds located behind his parent’s home in San Ignacio in the Cayo District of western Belize. From the age of nine, Awe spent many summers digging for potsherds (ancient pottery fragments) and wondering what had happened to the people who had constructed the buildings beneath the mounds and who had used the pots and tools he found.
After studying and then teaching abroad, Awe returned to Belize in 2000. Since then, his career has included major excavation and conservation projects with Belize’s Institute of Archaeology. Awe is also an assistant professor in the department of anthropology at Northern Arizona University and director of the Belize Valley Archaeological Reconnaissance Project.
Last summer, while excavating the remains of the Mayan city of Xunantunich, one of the top archaeological destinations in Belize, Awe and his team uncovered a royal tomb along with two hieroglyphic-engraved stone panels. While the tomb is a rare find, the discovery of the panels is even more exciting. They are the missing pieces of a ceremonial staircase, originally erected in the ancient city of Caracol, which tell the story of the Snake Dynasty and Lord K’an II of Caracol’s military victory at Naranjo, Guatemala.
New Maya display/monument outside Placencia
Santa Eleena Border again having problems with the fayuqeros., 2min. Elements of the Mexican army were caused by civilians in Ensign Lopez
derived from the donnybrook registered on the border Mexico-Belize, Lieutenant Lopez, elements of the Mexican army who supported were caused by individuals, several of them with their faces covered.
La Ruta Maya 2017 Kickoff Footage, 5min. Great footage of the start of the LRM yesterday, and the music choice, The Final Countdown, by Europe, really fit perfectly.
"The turn out was great! The support was great! These racers have will power and courage to take on a challenge this great. Congratulations to all the participants on the first day of the challenge. J'aerials will be right there to capture your moment of glory!"
New Year's Eve 2017 in Belize, 6min.
Mating Bottlenose Dolphins, 3min.
Deep sea fishing in Belize, 2min.
1000 Foot Falls in Belize, 2.5min. 1000 Foot Falls is an enormous untarnished waterfall deep in the Cayo District, Belize. This is the view of the falls from a distant observation deck. The falls are fall off the beaten path and rarely gets the amount of visitors as the Mayan archeological sites do. Most days it is difficult to view the falls due to the immense amount of humidity in the Belizean mountains in Pine Ridge Forest. What a rare site!
If you had 1 wish what would it be? We are The Village People of Belize!, 2.5min.
Zenaida Moya Show Episode 12, 2hr.