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The San Pedro Sun

SHOOTING UPDATE
On Saturday, July 8th, the San Pedro Police responded to a shooting incident on Sea Grape Drive, south of San Pedro Town. According to the official police report, police arrived at the scene at 11:18PM, where the lifeless body of an unidentified male was observed with gunshot wounds to his left cheek, top of head, and abodomen. After police processed the scene, he was transported to Dr. Otto Rodriguez San Pedro Polyclinic II, where he was officially pronounced dead by a Medical Officer. His body was later transferred to Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital in Belize City for a post mortem examination.

Wolfe’s Woofer: Get Rid OF Your Wife
As I took my seat at the taco stand I heard, “Hey, Mr. Dennis.” It was Mario, my sometimes yard man, and his friend Juan. They ordered their food and sat at the big picnic table. “Juan! You don’t fix the boards on the step of the screen door like I told you. You do them as soon as you get home. Don’t even think about watching football or going out drinking with your friends.” Juan’s wife, Dolores, had tracked him down. She called him a few choice names before she left. “All that woman ever do is bitch at me.” Juan said. “I wish I could get rid of her.’

Ambergris Today

Midnight Shooting Leaves One Man Dead, Police Seek Two Person Of Interest
San Pedro Police are looking for two person of interest in the shooting incident that took place on Sea Grape Drive last night on Saturday, July 8, 2017. San Pedro Police responded to reports and arrived at the scene at 11:18p.m. where they found the lifeless body of an unidentified male. According to Police reports, the body was seen with gunshot woulds to the left cheek, the top of the head and abdomen. The body was transported to the San Pedro Poly Clinic where a medical officer pronounced him dead. The body was later transferred to the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital in Belize City for a post mortem examination

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Accident victim identified
On Sunday 9.7.17 around 4:30 a.m. 37 year old Anthony Humes was driving a Wingle pick up l/p BMPC 03551 on the Phillip Goldson Highway from Ladyville Village to Belize City when reaching near Caribbean Tires he knocked down a motorcycle driven by Martin Guiterrez who was pronounced dead at the KHMH.

Murder in San Pedro, Ambergris Caye
At 11:18 p.m. on 8/7/17, San Pedro Police responded to a shooting incident scene on Seagrapes Drive, where the lifeless body of an unidentified male was seen with gunshot wounds to the left cheek, the top of the head, to the top of the head and the abdomen. The body was transported to the San Pedro Polyclinic where a Medical Officer pronounced him dead. Police are looking for two persons of interest. The identity of the victim has not yet been released.

Fatal Traffic Accident in Belize District
On Sunday 9.7.17 around 4:30 a.m. 37 year old Anthony Humes was driving a Wingle pick up l/p BMPC 03551 on the Phillip Goldson Highway from Ladyville Village to Belize City when reaching near Caribbean Tires he knocked down a motorcycle driven by an unidentified male who was pronounced dead at the KHMH.

19 year old dies in Fatal road accident
After 8 pm on 8/7/17 Oscar Corado 32 yrs bzean of Teakettle Village was driving his green ford ranger pickup truck on the Hummingbird Highway in the company of 19 year old Damarias Ralac of the Wageralea area of Dangriga. Upon reaching between mile 22 /23, he lost control of the vehicle and itoverturned. Ralac received head and body injuries and died.

La Cabana was Lit: fight and shooting on Friday night
Police say "shooting incident in Belmopan after a fight in La Cabana". Police are still investigating but after a night involving music and alcohol, the male of the human species interacted for spectators. Preliminary reports are that Berthran Bermudez received injuries to the left and right upper thigh; Ismael Trapp received injuries to the right index finger and left foot and another male who refused to cooperate with the police received an injury to his left ankle.

Grand Caribe Deep Sea Classic
Big Congrats to Team "Hard Knox" out of Belize City who took 1st Place Honours at the Grand Caribe Deep Sea Classic!!!

'Sunday Dinna' in Belize
'Sunday Dinna' in Belize is something very special and for every culture, the menu is different. While the typical dish today is rice & beans, stewed chicken and potato salad, Miss Saqui and her family are busy preparing hand made corn tortillas for their Mopan Maya Caldo. This is a flavorful broth made from either yard fowl or smoked pork, mint, culanto (a must) and annato served with either poch or corn tortillas made on the fire hearth or ko'bjen.

COROZAL BAY SAILING CLUB REGATTA
July 15th and 16th!

HIRING NOW - 75 positions! Mahogany Bay Village
HIRING NOW - 75 positions! Mahogany Bay Village in San Pedro, Belize is HIRING for 75+ positions for our Curio - A Collection by Hilton grand opening in High Season 2017. Please send a cover letter (stating the specific job or department you are interested in and why you should be considered,) AND resume to: jobs@mahoganybayvillage.com

NOW HIRING IN COROZAL
National Corn, Coconut & BBQ Festival WORKERS. — at Rainbow Beach, Corozal Town.

Congratulations to Courtney Weatherburne 7 News Belize Journalist!
Congrats to Courtney Weatherburne! Winner of the capstone project competition ... Belize Coalition to Save our Natural Heritage journalism course: "Safeguarding the future: The environmental and economic connection in Belize" Check out her project here! http://bit.ly/2tus58y

The Reporter

San Pedro residents hold protest over girl’s death
Following up on their word, San Pedro residents held an official protest on the island on Saturday, calling for justice after the death 13-year-old Faye Lynn Cannon. The residents had tried to hold the protest on Friday, but because they didn’t have a permit, they had to cut it short, gathering only briefly in front of the police station. Residents such as Shelley Hubert, and Gilda Swift, explained that islanders have been complaining for years about Cannon’s adopted parents. Residents said that the couple, who cannot be named because, to date, they still have not been formally charged by police for any offense, has a history of abusive behavior, going back more than three years. Residents also said that the loss of life could have been prevented, but their complaints to the police, a social worker and even the United States Embassy, fell on deaf ears.

CARICOM reaches consensus on next step with Venezuela
Leaders from throughout the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) who attended the 38th annual summit in Grenada this weekend, have reached consensus on their next step on Venezuela, as well as ways to strengthen the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME). Grenada’s Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell, who chairs the body, said CARICOM leaders will offer their assistance to Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro in an effort to mediate the long-standing impasse with his Opposition forces. The unrest has led to months of violence in the streets. Dr. Mitchell said the leaders have agreed to sending a mission to Caracas, proposed by Dominica’s Prime Minister, Roosevelt Skerrit. Skerrit’s proposal was that the mission include some CARICOM leaders to help clarify CARICOM’s understanding of the issues.

Another weekend road fatality
Police are trying to find out the identity of a man that was involved in the weekend’s second fatal road traffic accident that took place on the Phillip Goldson highway. Police reported that at around 4:30 this morning, 37-year-old Anthony Humes was driving his Wingle pickup on the highway, headed from Ladyville to Belize City. While nearing Caribbean Tires, he knocked down a man on a motorcycle. Authorities took the victim to the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead on arrival. Police are Trying to find out his identity and are investigating the circumstances that lead to the fatal collision.

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19-year-old woman dies in fatal car accident in Stann Creek District
A woman died in a fatal traffic accident last night. According to reports, Oscar Corado, 32 was driving his green Ford Ranger pick up truck after 8 pm on the Humming Bird Highway in the company of Damarias Ralac, 19, and upon reaching Miles 22 and 23, he lost control of the vehicle and overturned.

Embracing brutal honesty will be the path to change in Belize
Let’s face it: most of us know that Belize is pretty much in a state of failure..even the people who benefit handsomely from the system as it is, knows this. More and more of us want and are calling for change, but we are ranting and railing and fighting people. The reality is: Belize’s current politicians are simply a manifestation of a dysfunctional system.

Murder investigation launched after man shot dead in San Pedro Town
A man was murdered in San Pedro Town, Ambergris Caye last night. According to police, the incident happened around 11:00pm on Seagrapes Drive and the man had gunshot wounds to the left cheek, top of the head and abdomen.

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Yoga teacher reaches out to Belize
Linda Toth can teach anybody yoga. But a plan by the director of Half Moon Yoga, 2493 U.S. Highway 6&50, aims to do much more than that. Toth’s idea to raise money to teach yoga to people in Belize is not so much about having people learn how to do a downward-facing dog, a warrior pose or a headstand. It’s about the social influence that learning and teaching yoga can have on others’ lives, she said. “We’re helping to facilitate a change in these people’s lives that their government wouldn’t let them have,” Toth said about the project called Yoga Outreach in Belize. “Their lives will be changed. They will have a very accredited degree.”

Belize - BSI sugar output rises to record 144,086 t
Belize Sugar Industries (BSI), owned by American Sugar Refining Group (ASR), announced that it produced a record 144,086 tonnes of sugar in the 2016/17 crush that began in December, according to local press reports. This was up 11,000 tonnes from last year.

Videos

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