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The San Pedro Sun

Letter to the Editor: Would anyone go to this bar?
Dear Editor: I, as the principal owner of Pelican Properties, have to look at the “Winner’s Spot” bar, which is directly across the road from my property. Many people, like the tourists and locals, refuse to walk by this bar as it is full of drug dealers and prostitutes. Last week a patron of the bar chased out a local and was heard saying: “I ain’t no ho’, you have to pay for this poke.” Patrons of the bar next door are consistently offered cocaine amongst other drugs. Last week, a patron was murdered in the bar, yet the bar was opened at 10AM the following morning. What is the matter with us and the politicians? They admit this bar is a blight on our landscape, yet they are given licenses to operate and affect San Pedro’s tourism.

Wolfe’s Woofer: Empathy
“I don’t understand how you could possibly forget my birthday,” Sherry said. “It’s not that I forgot,” I told her. “I just didn’t remember it.” She had tracked me down and brought me to the Holiday Hotel where we always celebrate her birthday with lunch on the deck. Now we were having the same argument that we had last year and the year before that. Now that I think of it, we have the same argument every year at about this time. “You have no empathy,” she said, accusingly. “Empathy is when you can put yourself in someone else’s shoes and understand how they feel.”

Letter to the Editor: Destruction of the Natural Habitat
The destruction of the natural habitat to the south of San Pedro is a sad thing to see. Similarly, it is sad to walk the beaches and see human trash strewn all over. We are talking about environmental destruction that affects tourism and wildlife as well as the quality of life for the residents of the island. I believe those who own beachfront land must be held responsible for keeping the beach clean. I believe those who own land subject to development must be held responsible for maintaining that land in an environmentally healthy condition. It is not environmentally healthy to destroy the wildlife habitat, rip out all the ground cover, open the land to the erosion of rain and wind.

Doctor Love: Heartbroken
Dear Doctor Love I am the mother of an adult alcoholic. I have tried to help her understand her behavior is damaging but she refuses all advice. Neither her father nor I are drinkers, her childhood was filled with love, encouragement and support but she is unable to cope with situations that are not perfect and ends up in violent confrontations with her boyfriend. She can rarely make her rent because she drinks her pay check every weekend. I regularly have to help her financially but my husband and I are getting older and we need to prepare for the time when we can retire. I feel guilty and depressed when I see her so lost. Where did I go wrong? /s/Heartbroken

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Students Improve Through Tutoring
Are you living in the Bahia Area and need a tutor for your child? Does your child need help in their studies or an extra push to do better in school?? Well look no morel I will be offering tutoring classes from my home in Bahia. Classes will be from Mondays to Fridays and there will be tw. different classes. The first class will start from 4pm sharp up until 5prn. The second class will start from 5:30pm sharp up until 6:30pm. There will be a limit of 5 students per class. Serious and interested persons please contact me through Facebook or call 6643058 to make arrangements.

September Celebrations Dance!!
Dance the night away with ELECTRO SOUNDS and bring in the 10th of September!!!! Bar area and food area!!! Saturday, September 9 at 9 PM - 3 AM, Central Park Caye Caulker

Vacancy Exists for: SPA MANAGER, Escape Day Spa
Overview of Job Description: * Manage Spa Front Desk operation which includes but not limited to, Staff Scheduling, training, inventory etc. * Resolve guest complaints, to ensure guest satisfaction *Perform Opening and closing procedures as necessary * Maintain Effective relations with all Resort departments *Assist with all with administration duties such as payroll, scheduling, forecasting, stock taking and orders While this outline attempts to be all encompassing this position is expected to evolve beyond these categories.

Griga Resident Shot
On the 2.09.2017 about 10:30 p.m. Dangriga police responded to a report of a shooting in the Harlem area of Dangriga Town. Upon arrival they observed a man on the side- walk bleeding from the upper left arm. He was later identified as 29 year old Eldon Quinonez. After 10:00 p.m. the victim was at a residence in Harlem area when he was approach by two men who fired several shots at him hitting him on the left arm and also grazed his lower right and left leg he was taken to the Southern Regional Hospital where he was treated but later discharged himself.

A scholarship recipient speaks about the journey
"My name is Tanya Bowen and I am a 29 year old single mom. I grew up in a small village with six brothers and 2 sisters. I dropped out of primary school at the age of fourteen because of social and financial difficulties. At the age of 24 I became pregnant with my son who is now 5 years old. I gave birth on March 10, 2012 and my Common-Law husband was brutally gunned-down May 27th, 2012, leaving me to be the only caregiver for my son. Growing up as a child my life was never the best but I was blessed with the most valuable thing that God could give to humanity, and that was life! I learned from my mistakes as a journey through life"

Cab driver shot in Cayo
At 8:50 p.m. on 2.09. 2017 San Ignacio Police visited the Hospital where they observed one Efrain Cu, a taxi driver of Santa Elena with what appeared to be four(4) gunshot wounds ; (2) to the right upper shoulder, (1) to the left upper chest area and (1) to his left upper leg. Cu picked up three men by the Welcome Center area in down town San Ignacio Town and took them to an area on Collins Boulevard off Bullet Tree Road. He was shot by one of the men and they stole his red GEO PRIZM with L/P - SI D-00770 which is valued at $10,500.00 bcy.

Marcus Canul Celebration
"Today 2nd September, 2017 our HERO, FREEDOM FIGHTER MARCUS CANUL was celebrated with a special Maya ritual and wreath laying ceremonies at the Marcus Canul monument. Later after the ceremonies Central Park became the venue where we had Cultural Dances, Music, singing of the Marcus Canul song, Cultural Food and the Pok te Pok game! We were graced with the presence of representatives from the Venezuelan Embassy, Cuban Ambassador, Mexican Embassy, US embassy and our very own His Lordship Mayor Kevin Bernard of Orange Walk Town (Sugar Capital of Belize!)"

Marcus Canul Recognition Day celebration
Dynamic team work and partnership in Corozal. By Adela Pederson "The first Marcus Canul recognition Day celebration in Orange Walk Town was a great success. We had superb partnership from many wonderful friends who facilitated the platform for us to share this vital information about our history. KUDOS to Terry from Radio Romantica in beautiful Paraiso Village in Corozal District. Your support makes us soar to new heights, as we keep focused on our goals and intentions for the preservation of the Maya language and culture in Northern Belize. Yuumbotik".

Launch of the September Celebrations 2017

Tilapia-Farming project in my village
PCV Andy and his counterparts recently started a Tilapia-Farming project in their village. Read on the initiating steps and their future plans as they seek to introduce a new way of providing jobs and food security for the villagers.
When discussing projects with the village council and school personnel, I suggested a Tilapia-farming project. I explained that this project could fit many needs in the community including providing food security to the village and school and creating economic opportunities for those villagers without jobs. They liked the idea of the project and I am proud to say there is a strong community backing for this project.

This Day In History
On Septemeber 3rd., 1783, Treaty of Peace at Versailles, when additional articles were made to the Treaty of 1763, allowing the English the right of cutting Logwood between the Belize, and the Rio Hondo. The Colony was again re-established by most of the inhabitants that had been driven away since the rout of 1779.

The Reporter

More weed found on south side Belize City
Police have found more cannabis during another search, this time on Antelope Street Extension. Police say that sometime before 6:00 p.m., on Saturday, the Special Assigment Team conducted searches in the area and discovered a white bucket tucked away in the bushes. The bucket contained two bags with cannabis. A third bag was found nearby and all the cannabis was found to weigh 6.8 pounds. The bags of weed were labelled as found property, since no one was in the immediate area.

Taxi driver shot during robbery
A taxi driver from the Cayo district was shot on Saturday night during an attempted robbery. Police say the incident happened at around 8:30 p.m., when Efrain Cu, 30, of Santa Elena town picked up three men near the Welcome Center in downtown San Ignacio town and they asked him to take them to Collins Boulevard off the Bullet Tree road. When they got to the area, however, the men declared they were carrying out a robbery, after which one of the men took out a handgun and shot him four times. The men then stole Cu’s Geo Prizm car valued at $10,500.

Flood mitigation project completed in Toledo
Following a six-week project in Toledo to improve drainage in flood-prone areas, the National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO) has completed the work. On Friday, NEMO Minister, Edmund Castro conducted a working tour of the work, accompanied NEMO Toledo District Coordinator, Kenton Parham and Assistant Coordinator Dennis Williams. Some of the areas where work was carried out include: Hopeville, Magoon Area, Cattle Landing, Jacintoville and some parts of Punta Gorda.

Man beaten unconscious during attack
A man was attacked by a group of four in Toledo and was beaten unconscious during the assault. The victim was discovered sometime after 8:00 Friday night between miles 87 and 88 on the Southern Highway near the Lindo Hill Area. Police say they found Junior Cal, of Golden Stream village, Toledo, lying on the left side of the highway with a large cut wound inside the right palm, another on the forehead, and a third below the right eye. Cal also had injuries to both eyes, and abrasions on the left elbow and right knee.

Breaking Belize NewsPJ

GSU find weed on Tigress Street
At around 7:30 a.m. today, the Gang Suppression Unit (GSU) conducted a search on an abandoned lot in the vicinity of Tigress Street in Belize City. That search led to the discovery of 222 grams of cannabis.

Shooting in Dangriga leaves one man injured
At around 10:30 p.m., Dangriga police responded to a shooting in the Harlem Area of the Culture Capital. Upon their arrival, officers saw a fair complexioned man bleeding from the upper left arm. He was later identified as 29 year old Eldon Quinonez of the Benguche Area.

Taxi man shot during attempted robbery in San Ignacio
Just before 9 p.m. last night, San Ignacio police visited the hospital where they observed 30 year old taxi driver, Efrain Cu, with four gunshot wounds. He had been shot twice in the right upper shoulder, left upper chest, and left upper leg.

Police find over 6 pounds of weed in a bucket
Yesterday evening, members of the Police Special Assignment Team found drugs during a search in the Antelope Street extension of Belize City.

San Ignacio/Santa Elena UDP convention underway
Voting to select the UDP candidate for Mayor and the team of 6 councillors to contest next year’s municipal elections in San Ignacio/Santa Elena is underway.

Belize City police find explosive
Yesterday around 11 am, the Special Assignment Team conducted a search in the Vernon street area of Belize City and found 1 orange figid treated plastic seisprime detonator type explosive […]

Toledo man badly beaten by four men
On Friday, September 1, 2017 around 8:25 p.m, Punta Gorda police visited an area between miles 87 and 88 on the Southern Highway near the Lindo Hill area where they saw a man of Mayan decent lying on the left side of the Highway.

PUP presents Benque Viejo Municipal slate
Last night, the People’s United Party (PUP) held an endorsement convention to present their Benque Viejo municipal slate for the March 2018 municipal elections. Twenty two year old, Cristian “Danny” Castellanos was endorsed as the mayoral candidate along with councillor candidates – Alexandria Pinelo, Manuel “meme” Mendez, Rene Moh, Pio Vacha, Luis Alfonso Avila, and Omar Guerra.

Blogs

2nd annual Miss Carnival Pageant Show
Carnival in Belize is once again here to celebrate the festivities Belize has to offer during the month of September. Red, White and Blue flags raised up all over Belize feels more like a celebration. And, this celebration is yet to be discovered by Belizeans around the country. It can get even bigger these coming years. 2nd annual Miss Carnival Queen Pageant 2017 was held at the Corozal Civic Center. It began shortly after 8 pm commencing with the judges' names, Introduction of the show with dances from different groups, skits, Junior Costume's competition and then Seniors Costumes competition. Congratulations to all the queens who participated on the show. colorful costumes were presented to the public to see. Behind the scene worked hard to put this show. 1st place winner Victor of USC, 2nd winner Crystal of Diamond Princess and 3rd place for Indie Junction Mas Band. sponsors, Dolphin Productions Ltd, Travellers Ltd and Zeta Ice. Pictures below are originally from the website, no copyright is allowed to download the websites original pictures.

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The Best-Kept Secret in Belize, Where You Can Live on $1,600 a Month
The Cayo, a 2,000-square-mile region in Belize’s interior, casts an irresistible spell. It’s home to lush fields where Mennonites farm…untamed jungles where jaguars roam…and meandering rivers perpetually flowing toward the sea. And right now, the Cayo is Belize’s best-kept secret for a great value lifestyle. Not only is it low cost (figure $1,600 a month for a couple, all in), and a great place for an active, rural retirement, but it’s transitioning to the next level of comfort, offering a broader range of amenities. Many people have yet to figure this out, and that’s keeping prices low—for now. Beyond the main towns of San Ignacio and Santa Elena, the Cayo becomes rugged. Stands of cohune palm, gumbo limbo, and mahogany trees cover steep hills.

Videos

  • The official opening of the 2017 September Celebrations, 1min. At the Muffles College Auditorium in Orange Walk Town.

  • Miss San Pedro Pageant 2017 Highlights, 3min.

  • Homegrown Cayo: BBQ ft. Quilz Tamay, 6min. Cayo is known for its BBQ, and Jeevs came over to try some. He teamed up with local photographer Quilz Tamay, and they headed over the Hawkesworth to Boiton's BBQ to try some of the best. Well worth a watch, and it'll make you hungry.

  • Diving Ambergris Caye, Belize 2017, 8.5min. Dive sites include Tiburón Canyons, Dos Cocos, High School Canyons, and San Pedro Canyons. DM: Dimass, Belize Pro Diver Center

  • Secret Beach, LEO'S ISLAND, and the KEY!!, 8min. A day of adventures on Ambergris Caye. How much is it to rent a golf cart in San Pedro? What is Secret Beach like? Join us in finding the answers plus Leonardo DiCaprio's island and the lost key!

  • Belize Vlog v2, 3min. Follow along as we visit San Pedro, Caye Caulker, and the Belizean Jungle.

  • Belize Cave Tubing - Nohoch Che’en National Park, 13min. Belize Cave Tubing - Nohoch Che'en National Park

  • Diving Belize 2017, 7min.

  • I Can't Belize It's Not Butter 2017, 28min.