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The San Pedro Sun

What's New: Aji Tapa Bar and Restaurant is opened under new management
Offering tasty tapas and exotic cocktails in one of the most romantic settings on the island, Aji Tapa Bar and Restaurant is open for business under new management. One of the top longstanding restaurants on north Ambergris Caye, Aji has been serving up exceptional dinners to visitors and locals alike for quite some years. The new management joins the same staff you've all come to know and love at Aji, offering a tropical dining experience with a Spanish flair. With ample outdoor seating, you can enjoy a spectacular meal under the stars, with the gentle sounds of the Caribbean Sea in the background. While the atmosphere is perfect for those romantic outings with your significant other, they also accommodate large groups and specialized events.

Wolfe's Woofer: The Winner
"Those workers have worked three days on the new septic tank and haven't even finished digging the hole," Sherry said. "Your head worker, Mario, is one of the laziest people on earth and you know it. Before they leave you tell Mario on no uncertain terms that I want that septic tank done by Friday." "Friday, Mr. Dennis?" Mario asked, when I gave him the news. "There's only four of us working. We would need four more people to do it that fast."

Rotary Club of Ambergris Caye raises funds to start club and participate in San Pedro Lobster Fest's Block Party
On Sunday, May 14th, Pier 366 Restaurant at Banyan Bay Suites hosted the Rotary Club of Ambergris Caye Belize's (RCACB) 'Mother's Day Beauty & the Brunch'. In partnership with Toucan's newest Gift Shop, 'Serendipity', RCACB celebrated moms with a delicious brunch, live music, and even a fashion show. Prior to the event, a raffle was held at San Pedro High School (SPHS), where the RCACB gave away two vouchers for the event, courtesy of Pier 366 and Keller Williams, and a 12-hour golf cart rental, courtesy by C&S Carts. The lucky winners of the vouchers were SPHS teachers Phillip Ramsey, and the golf cart rental went to Felicia Ack. For the second year, the RCACB will be participating in San Pedro's Lobster Fest Block Party. With a mission of "Strengthening Community through Service to Future Generations", the RCACB will be hosting their "Chairs for Charity" event. For a fee, Block Party attendees can get comfortable seating, limited bar access, Porta Potty facilities, and runners for food booths. The venue will also serve as an opportunity for visitors and community members to learn more about Rotary Club, and members will be able to answer questions regarding the RCACB's initiatives.

Doctor Love: Betrayed
Dear Doctor Love, I caught my longtime boyfriend cheating on me a few months ago. He promised he had never done it before and he would never do it again and that we should put it all behind us, so I forgave him. But I still think about it when he is late or doing something that he doesn't normally do and I get mad. He always explains it away but it is hard to trust him, especially when he goes out with his friends. The problem is that I have met someone who I want to cheat with. He is really attractive and I know he is interested in me. Do I get to cheat once because my boyfriend did? /s/ Betrayed

Ambergris Today

Miss Belize Rebecca Rath's Reign Cut Short As Pageant Director Speaks Out
Miss Belize Universe pageant controversy erupted in April of this year when father of Miss Belize Rebecca Rath's father, Tony Rath, released a five-part chronicle describing their accounts of Rebeca's journey to the Miss Universe Pageant. The chronicles depicted the hardships and issues encountered by Rebecca and her family and spoke of pageant organizer/director Opal Enrique's shortcomings, unkept promises and lack of direction. Ms. Enriquez remained silent through the release of Mr. Rath's chronicles until this past week when she published a five-page release in her defense. In the release she announced her time to pursue personal goals, that she will not hold a Miss Belize 2017 Pageant and that effective immediately the official title of Miss Belize 2017 and all affiliated duties as the reigning Miss Belize have been passed on 2016 first runner- up, Marcia Moody of San Ignacio, Cayo.

Misc Belizean Sources

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Tour Guide Association to host general meeting
A general meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 30th for all members of the San Pedro Tour Guide Association. It will be hosted at the San Pedro Lions Den, from 7PM to 10PM. Your presence for this important meeting is highly appreciated. For more information, contact Indira at 623-4764.

It's almost time for the Flowers Bank Festival!
This year with help from the Museum of Belize we are refurbishing the Community Museum and the exhibit entitled 'The River and Its People'. We have also added a few park benches inside the Neil Garbutt Park which is adjacent to the Monument. The Village Council and the Kriol Council are working on a number of cultural activities for the Festival on Saturday June 3.

Binational Watershed Alliance
The binational watershed alliance is on a two day activity to update members on the actions conducted among the 19 communities for the period 2016-2017. This program is supported by the British Embassy in Belize.

The Reporter

Woman shot in San Pedro
A woman was shot in the San Mateo area of San Pedro on Saturday. Police say they were summoned to the residence of Amancia Martinez, 39, a hair braider who reported that around midnight on Saturday, Martinez reported to police that she went home in a taxi and while she was in the hall, she heard dogs barking and then a volley of gunshots. She said she threw herself on the floor, but realised she had been shot in the right side of her abdomen and right upper arm. Martinez is recovering at the San Pedro Polyclinic. Police have no suspects as yet.

Man accidentally jumps to his death
A man accidentally jumped off a pier to his death in Caye Caulker on Friday, after he disregarded warning from bystanders. Police say that sometime before 5:00 p.m., Friday, Kenworth Castro, 22, of Bahia area, Caye Caulker, was swinging under a palapa at KoKoKing. The bystanders told him he was swinging too high and could get hurt, but Castro ignored their advice. Moments later, he hit his head and fell, but the bystanders saw him get up and look around, then walk to the edge of the palapa.

GOB's Press Director walks free of manslaughter charge
Dorian Pakeman, 35, the Government's Press Director walked free of a manslaughter charge last Friday, after the case fell apart in court. The victim's common-law wife, Sherla Adolphus wrote a letter to the prosecution, expressing her wish to not continue with the case, and explaining there was an out-of-court settlement between Pakeman and the family. Pakeman's attorney read the letter in court and Senior Magistrate Sharon Frazer found that there was insufficient evidence against Pakeman without the woman's testimony.

Police detain wife for stabbing death of husband
A fight between a husband and a wife has ended in death, and police have detained the wife for the killing of her husband. The incident happened on Friday in front of a restaurant in Seine Bight village, Stann Creek where Glenn Ramirez, 32, was a chef. Police were summoned to the scene where the two had gotten into an argument, which then led to the physical confrontation. During the fight, Ramirez suffered a stab wound to the left side of his chest.

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Belmopan teen missing
A teen girl has been reported missing by her mother Blanca Gonzalez, 39, of Salvapan, Belmopan City. Gonzalez told police that yesterday morning around 10:00, she and her husband went out to deliver tortillas.

House destroyed by fire in Carmelita
On Friday, May 26 around 11:24 p.m. ,police visited Carmelita village, Orange Walk along with fire personnel. Cops observed a green and white cement house 30�40 feet with zinc roof located by the football field in the village, completely destroyed by fire.

Motorbike stolen in Belize City
evin Vincent Singh, a 20-year-old student from Belama Phase II, Belize City reported that sometime between the hours of 1:00 and 5:30 on Friday, his black ...

Bus owner robbed
A bus owner reported to police yesterday that he was robbed in front of his home in his bus. Bert Ramos, owner of Ramos Bus Company, visited the Ladyville police station yesterday and reported that around 3:10 p.m., he was inside his bus counting money in front of his Lords Bank home.

Body found in Orange Walk
According to police reports, a man's body was found today on a farm in the Pettville area of Orange Walk. The body is in an advanced state of decomposition.

Wife detained for murder of husband in Seine Bight
BBN reported on Friday of a murder in Seine Bight Village, Stann Creek district. Police have since issued a report indicating that cops responded to a fight in front of a restaurant where officers saw the body of Glenn Ramirez, 31, suffering from a single stab wound to the left side of his chest.

San Pedro woman shot in her home
Yesterday, San Pedro police received reports of a shooting and visited the home of Amancia Martinez, 39, in the San Mateo area of San Pedro Town. Martinez was seen suffering from a gunshot wound to her right upper arm and right side of her abdomen. She was taken to the San Pedro Polyclinic where she was admitted to ward in a stable condition.

Kaina Martinez earns All-American honors at 2017 NCAA Championships
Belizean athlete and decorated women's sprinter, Kaina Martinez, participated yesterday at the 2017 NCAA outdoor track and field championships at IMG Academy in Florida, USA. Martinez left the championships, a three-time All-American, making a pair of top finishes in the women's 100-meter and 200-meter dash.

Esperanza teen missing
On Friday, Stephanie Crawford of Esperanza, Cayo reported that her daughter, Avi Leannie Flowers, 16, left from home on Thursday morning en route to school and has not been seen or heard from since.

Belmopan police bust bandit
Last night, Belmopan police recovered a stolen vehicle and 4000 Euros. The 2016 Toyota Hilux and the foreign currency were reported stolen by the Pesticide Control Board.

Ms. Belize pageant director resigns, Rebecca Rath dethroned?
The National Creative Director of the Ms. Belize pageant, Opal Enriquez, issued a four page release yesterday. Enriquez states in the release that she is leaving to pursue her personal goals and that there will be no 2017 Ms. Belize pageant. Enriquez says that since there will be no 2017 pageant for a new Ms. Belize, effective immediately, the official title of Ms. Belize 2017 and all affiliated duties as the reigning Ms. Belize will pass on to the runner up for 2016, Marcia Moody of San Ignacio.

BTB hosts Media Mixer 2017
Yesterday, the Belize Tourism Board (BTB) held its 2017 media mixer at the Belize Biltmore Plaza. The event was attended by journalists from BBN, News 5, Love FM, and the San Pedro Sun among others.

Blogs

Blue Dolphin Villas on North Ambergris Caye: A Gorgeous Property and More�
Here are three things that I really enjoy in this life: 1. Stories and history of Belize and in particular, Ambergris Caye 2. Good dentistry when you know something is wrong and 2. reality television. Remarkably, all three of these things bring me to Blue Dolphin Villa on North Ambergris Caye, Belize. A large home on an absolutely gorgeous property where my dentist lives part-time - three miles north of the bridge� In 1999, Dr. Mark and Joan from Minnesota and a gaggle of teenaged kids bought a house in Belize. Mark is a dentist who brought his skills to Ambergris Caye at a time when there were little to no dentistry in town. He worked over the years to help set up the dental clinic at the San Pedro Polyclinic AND the amazing Smile Clinic - that brings volunteer dentists from around the world to care for many of the kids on the island. They also have a crazy modern dental practice on their property - and Dr Mark is my dentist on the island. Their house, named Blue Dolphin Villa, is 3 miles north of the bridge on Ambergris Caye - and at that time, it was WAY out there. In the bush. There was no bridge from town - only a pull ferry. And going north almost always meant taking a boat.

International Sourcesizz

Homeland Security chief says he might ban laptops on international flights
Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly said on Sunday that he is weighing a ban on laptops from the cabins of all international flights, and "likely will" implement tougher screening of carry-on items at airports. Kelly also indicated that he was likely to approve heightened screening measures for carry-on items, which would require passengers to unpack their carry-on bags and sort the items into separate bins. The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is currently testing the screening measure.

Martinez Becomes Three-Time All-American at 2017 NCAA Championships
Kaina Martinez walked away from the 2017 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships as a three-time All-American on Saturday, May 27 at IMG Academy. The Javelina women ended the meet with a total of 16 points thanks to a group performance in the 4x100-meter relay and a pair of top finishes from Martinez in the women's 100-meter and 200-meter dash. In the first track event of the day, Martinez, LaGae Brigance, Keandria Taylor and Plaserae Johnson topped their preliminary performance and ran a time of 44.98 seconds for a third place finish and six points. Martinez was responsible for the remaining ten points as she timed out in the 100-meter dash at 11.58 seconds for second place and ran the 200-meter dash in 24.10 seconds to place third.

"King of Belize" in Nazi Plot? 1942
The Case of Captain Gough... The Daily News, July 21, 1942

Videos

  • Belize Day 1 of Fun, 5min. Today we floated the Macal River, had some time at the pool, enjoyed great food and drink and enjoyed some wild life during a night walk.

  • Belize Travel Diary, 5min. The amazing week that changed my life.

  • Day 2 Belize, 4min. Adventures to Lamani Mayan Ruins in May 2017.

  • Mountain Pine Ridge National Park in Belize, 1.5min.