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The San Pedro Sun

Wolfe’s Woofer: The World’s Greatest Memory
This is Farmington, New Mexico,” the bus driver said. “All passengers disembark while we take a forty-five-minute stop for lunch.” Thirty-one years ago I was traveling as cheaply as possible from Florida to California and my only options were hitchhiking or the bus. An old Indian wrapped in a Navajo blanket sat in the shade of the bus station porch with a tin begging cup. The restaurant manager at the bus stop stuck his head out the door. “Hey, Big Chief,” he called. “Your lunch is ready. I’ll bring it out in a minute.” “Thanks, Rodney,” the Indian said.

Doctor Love: Not My Business
Dear Doctor Love, I seem to attract people who want to tell me secrets. In most cases I just nod and make an excuse to get away or make some neutral remark. One woman in particular waits to get me alone at church and she starts a conversation with—“Just between you and me,” or ends it with—“Don’t tell anyone else.” I don’t want to know things about my neighbors or friends but she is an older member of the congregation and I don’t want to appear rude. On a few occasions she has told me things that put me in a very awkward position with family members. How do I tell her I don’t want to gossip without offending her? /s/ Not My Business

Ambergris Today

Belize Issues Tropical Storm Watch As Potential Tropical Cyclone Approaches
The National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO) in collaboration with the National Meteorological Service hereby informs the general public that the strong Tropical Wave in the west-central Caribbean Sea has an 80% chance of becoming a Tropical Depression or a Tropical Storm over night. The system with maximum sustained winds near 35mph is moving to the West-North-West at 12mph. The current position is near 15.6 North Latitude and 82.0 West Longitude or some 90 miles East-North-East of Cabo Gracias a Dios, off the Nicaraguan/Honduras border. The center of the potential Tropical Storm is forecasted to make landfall sometime between Belize and Mexico border on Monday or Tuesday morning of this week. The forecast is for heavy rainfall over Belize which is likely to cause flash floods. We can expect as much 6 inches of rainfall with possible higher amounts of up to 12 inches, gusty winds, and severe thunderstorms late Monday evening into Tuesday morning.

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Tropical Storm Franklin near Yucatan Peninsula
An area of low pressure that is located over the northwestern Caribbean continues to lack a well-defined center of circulation, however, it does have a broad area of circulation. Because of this, it is not yet a Tropical Depression. With that said, however, it is very likely that this system will become a tropical storm sometime on Monday before it reaches the coast of the Yucatan Peninsula and thus Tropical Storm Warnings have been issued for the Yucatan Peninsula. Satellite estimated winds and buoy reports indicate that winds with Potential Tropical Cyclone 7 are near 35 mph. Satellite loops indicate that a majority of the thunderstorm activity is occurring on the northern and eastern sides of this system and this is likely due to westerly wind shear of 20 to 25 knots occurring on the northern and eastern quadrants of it.

NEMO Issues Tropical Storm Watch – Emergency Operations Centers Convene Countrywide
NEMO Emergency Operations Centers (EOC’s) have been convening countrywide since this morning, Sunday August 6, 2017, in the face of threats from a tropical system in the Caribbean which has been showing signs of organization and development. At 8:00 A.M today, the National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO) issued its first official advisory on the tropical system, stating: “The National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO), in collaboration with the National Meteorological Service, hereby informs the general public that a strong tropical wave over the west-central Caribbean Sea continues to show some signs of organization as it moves west-north westward at 10-15mph.”

NEMO ADVISORY NO. 2: A Tropical Storm WATCH is being issued
The National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO) in collaboration with the National Meteorological Service hereby informs the general public that the strong Tropical Wave in the west-central Caribbean Sea has an 80% chance of becoming a Tropical Depression or a Tropical Storm over night. The system with maximum sustained winds near 35mph is moving to the West-North-West at 12mph. The current position is near 15.6 North Latitude and 82.0 West Longitude or some 90 miles East-North-East of Cabo Gracias a Dios, off the Nicaraguan/Honduras border.

NEMO Advisory 3: TROPICAL STORM FRANKLIN FORMS IN THE WESTERN CARIBBEAN SEA
The National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO) in collaboration with the National Meteorological Service hereby informs the general public that Tropical Storm Franklin has formed. Franklin is located near 16.4 North Latitude and 83.0 West Longitude or some 100 miles north of the Nicaraguan/Honduras border. Franklin is moving to the West-North-West at 13mph with maximum sustained winds near 40 miles per hour. The projected tracks from the different models suggest that this system could impact anywhere from northern Belize to areas along the Yucatan Peninsula late Monday evening or Tuesday morning. The forecast is for heavy rainfall over Belize which is likely to cause flash floods. We can expect as much 3-6 inches of rainfall with possible higher amounts, gusty winds, and severe thunderstorms.

Another great outing with Stann Creek Birders Club at Hopkins wet-lands
Good turn out as we were a group of 17 Water level was a bit high and we did not get shorebirds as expected, but great high lights as both American and Least Bittern, Spotted Sandpiper, Clapper Rails, Spoonbills and more. Thanks to Gerry Collins for holding the banner high and making the events happening

ATTENTION MANAGING AUTHORITIES, SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS, AND TEACHERS: POSTPONEMENT OF CPD WORKSHOPS FOR THE BELIZE, ORANGE WALK AND COROZAL DISTRICTS FOR MONDAY AUGUST 7TH, 2017
All managing authorities, school administrators and teachers are hereby informed of the postponement of professional development workshops scheduled for tomorrow August 7th, 2017 for the Belize, Orange Walk and Corozal Districts. This postponement comes as a result of the tropical storm watch that is presently in effect for those districts. Information regarding the date for the rescheduled workshops will be shared as soon as possible.

Miss Ladyville 2017
Please help us by choosing your favorite delegate. The person with the most LIKES and COMMENTS will win "The People's Choice Award". Voting starts now and ends August 25, 2017. Voting is only valid on this page.

Rainbow Beach cleanup
Today, we acomplish a goal to clean along the bay of Rainbow beach. And, the results. We ended up with glass, iron, tires @ lots more. I hope you all don't dirty it again.

Belize Tourism Board advices stakeholders and industry partners to monitor storm Franklin and activate emergency plans
The Belize Tourism Board hereby advises Stakeholders and Industry Partners to continue to closely monitor the current tropical wave and keep abreast of the advisories from NEMO, the Met Office and other international sources. We encourage you to activate your emergency preparedness plans and ensure that you take all possible actions for your safety and the safety of your guests. If required, please take heed to all evacuation notices and ensure that guests are aware of actions to be taken at all times. The BTB will remain in touch with NEMO and other relevant Agencies and will provide you with further updates or precautionary measures, as they become available.

Water Service Interruption in Corozal
BWS Notice: Planned water interruption to 4th, 5th & 6th Avenue and 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th & 8th Street South, Corozal from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday, August 7th, 2017.

Western Dairies 50th Anniversary
Happy 50th, Western Dairies! They are celebrating with specials at all their locations across Belize, and their flag ship in Spanish Lookout. "You are invited to our celebration country wide from the 7 to 12 of August 2017."

The Reporter

Tropical Storm Franklin forms; threatens northern Belize
Tropical Storm Franklin has formed in the northwestern Caribbean, as it inches closer towards the Yucatan peninsula, threatening northern Belize. Franklin is located about 100 miles north of Cabo Gracias a Dios on the Nicaragua/Honduras border. It packs winds of up to 40mph and is […]

NEMO activates operation centres in light of approaching storm
The National Emergency Management Organizations says its operations centers (EOC’s) have been convening countrywide since this morning, in light of the threat from the tropical system approaching our area. NEMO says that Emergency Operations Centers have met in every region of the country to assess […]

Tropical storm watch issued for Belize as storm approaches
A tropical storm watch has been issued for the Belize, Orange Walk and Corozal districts, as potential cyclone 7 could become named storm Franklin before it makes landfall late Monday. The National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO) in its latest advisory this evening, said people should […]

Tropical wave approaching Belize gets better organized
Showers associated with a strong tropical wave heading towards Belize have gotten better organized, with tropical-storm-force winds already occurring in the centre of the weather system. The latest advisory coming from Miami’s National Hurricane Centre (NHC) indicates that the broad area of low pressure is […]

NEMO issues advisory for strong tropical wave approaching Belize
A strong tropical wave approaching the country has prompted the National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO) to issue an advisory. The tropical wave is expected to develop into a tropical depression or tropical storm before it makes landfall close to or over northern Belize sometime between […]

Breaking Belize NewsPJ

Tropical storm Franklin forms; tropical storm warnings issued for Belize and Mexico
Tropical storm Franklin formed in the Western Caribbean sea earlier today and is now a potential threat to Belize and Mexico. According to the Hurricane Center, Franklin is located 380 miles east southeast of Chetumal, Mexico and is forecasted to strengthen over the next day or two.

New Belize e-commerce site, Chompati, now live
Chompati, a new e-commerce website connecting businesses and business people all across Belize, has now been launched, making it easier than ever to buy and sell goods and services, look for jobs and tons of other classified ads. Chompati’s name was taken from a Mopan Maya word which means “buying and selling”. According to the new site, “Doing business on Chompati is super easy; simply create an account, sign in and and get started! Submit your ad and once approved, Chompati does the rest, ensuring your product or service reaches our growing community of hundreds of local consumers hunting for the best deals.”

Tropical system in the Caribbean to be named Tropical Storm Franklin in the next 24 hours
The tropical system that is in the Eastern Caribbean has been gaining strength over the past days and it is now showing 35 miles per hour (mph) sustained winds gusting to 45 mph. According to the National Hurricane Center, the tropical system is expected to intensify late tomorrow and will be named Tropical Storm Franklin.

Two women charged for almost 100 bullets
On Friday, while Police were conducting patrol in Centennial Park located on St. Joseph Street, Benque Viejo town, cops observed Shanice Monique Flowers, 25, and Robin Tameka Whitaker, 18, both of Mahogany Heights, Belize district, standing near a snack shop behaving suspiciously.

Governor General’s Proclamation: NOT IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST?
By Godwin B. Sutherland Sr.: Does the Governor General bear any obligation, moral or legal, to act in the public interest, in relation to the exercise of his duties as GG? This is perhaps one of the most pertinent questions, which have arisen with respect to the recent proclamation signed by the Governor General.

Home invasion on Mountain Pine Ridge Road, Cayo
According to police reports, Allan King, an American national of Mountain Pine Ridge Road, Cayo District reported that around 8:00 on Friday night, five Hispanic men entered his house, one armed with a shotgun and the others with machetes.

Motorcycle accident in Benque Viejo Town
According to reports, there was a traffic accident involving a motorcycle and a taxi in Benque Viejo town last night. The cycle reportedly collided into the taxi head on.

International Sourcesizz

Two ESU students attend State System Honors Trip to Belize
Two East Stroudsburg University students participated in the annual Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education trip abroad, exclusively for honors students. Ashley Collins, a sophomore from Newton, New Jersey, majoring in early childhood education, and Abigail Schauf, a junior from Pittsburgh, majoring in psychology, joined students from 12 universities, including ESU, on the trip. This year, Mansfield University volunteered to host the annual trip, which was approved by the respective honors directors. Each participating university selected two honors students to enroll in the program. The destination was a place where Mansfield University is becoming well known, thanks to political science Professors Jeff Bosworth and Jonathan Rothermel: the small Central American country of Belize.

Mexico and Belize brace for impact of potential tropical cyclone
A tropical disturbance in the western Caribbean is officially the seventh tropical weather system that the National Hurricane Center has issued an advisory for. Potential Tropical Cyclone Seven is the storm’s designation for now, but it will be given the name Franklin if it achieves tropical storm status. It is currently given an 80 percent chance of developing into a tropical cyclone within the next two days and a 90 percent chance within the next five. Tropical storm warnings have been issued in Mexico across the Yucatan Peninsula from Chetumal to the Bay of Campeche, while the nation of Belize has issued a tropical storm watch that extends from Belize City to the Mexican border.

Two tropical systems threaten the Caribbean
Forecasters at the National Hurricane Center (NHC) in Miami are monitoring two tropical weather systems that are currently threatening the Caribbean. Showers and thunderstorms are showing some signs of organization in association with a strong tropical wave located over the west-central Caribbean Sea. This system is moving west-northwestward at 10 to 15 mph, and a tropical depression or tropical storm could form over the northwestern Caribbean Sea before it reaches the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico late Monday or early Tuesday. Even if formation does not occur before the system reaches the Yucatan peninsula, a tropical depression or tropical storm could form over the Bay of Campeche by midweek.

Videos

  • Bienvenidos~ Pupuseria Salvadoreno San Pedro, 2min. The Original #1Pupuseria Salvadoreno San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize Central America

  • Rodeo in San Vicente July 30 2017, 4min.

  • Straight Up Belize, 3min. Rough edit of the 1st part of our Belize trip

  • Belize Day Three!, 5min. A day full of exploring caves in a tube! We went out with the greatest tour guides in the country! We went with Xplore and had Sergio and Josh as our tour guides/driver. We hiked for an hour learning about different plants and dry caves, I even got to try live TERMITES!! Then we jumped into the water and began 3 hours of cave tubing! What a day! TRAVEL BELIZE!!

  • Belize Vlog, 15min. Super fun trip to Belize!

  • Bottlenose dolphins in Belize, 6min. On any given dive, you never know what you'll see when you jump into the water, it's an exhilarating feeling. In this case, mother nature provided the highlight of our trip when these four curious bottlenose dolphins investigated us for almost 20 minutes, coming in amazingly close. You can notice them nipping playfully at the harmless nurse sharks around us and hear them constantly talking to each other. The human screams of pure excitement are from our fearless and impassioned dive master, Dimass. It was a real honor to share the ocean with these sentient animals in such an intimate way, easily one of the most incredible experiences of my life.

  • Lets go to Belize !| Part 2, 17min.

  • Trying some of the hottest hot sauces in Belize, 5min.

  • Belize Aggressor 2017, 28min. Diving video shot from July22-Aug 1 2017 on the Aggressor III boat.

  • Belize Trip 2017, 10min. Videos from Belize - land and sea.

  • Belize City, Belmopan and Food Vlog, 3.5min. Just places i visited when i had to run around to get some business done in Belize City and the Capital, Belmopan. Enjoy

  • FLY San Pedro to Belize International on Brand New Maya Island Airplane, 3.5min. Hey Everyone, It's William Narod, The Paradise Guy. Recently I got to fly in a brand new airplane courtesy of Maya Island Air from San Pedro Town to Belize International Airport. This 17 minute flight is always spectacular, quick, and easy.

  • Manatee encounter, reef in Belize 2017, 2min. We have been looking for manatees all over the world for 20 years. Suddently they were there - right in front of us.

  • Belize Jungle, 10min.

  • Eating Termites in Belize, 1min.

  • Belize and ESL, 5min. Old video of Belize City