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The San Pedro Sun
Wolfe’s Woofer: Siamese Twins
“Good morning, sir.”
“Good morning, sir.”
As I sat drinking my coffee at a table on Fido’s deck a set of twins took the table next to me. They weren’t ordinary twins, though. They were conjoined at the hip.
“Good morning, guys,” I said.
“We’re Ronnie and Johnnie, the McClain twins from Canada,” said the one with glasses. “I’m Ronnie.”
I introduced myself and asked, “Is this your first trip to Belize?”
“It sure is,” he said. “For fourteen years we’ve never been anywhere on vacation except to England.”
Doctor Love: Anon
Dear Doctor Love,
I am twenty-two years old and I am very fortunate. I have a good paying job and still live with my parents in the house my father built. They don’t have any debts and have never let me pay them rent so I have saved most of my salary and contribute only to groceries and utilities. Recently they have been considering selling the house and moving to Orange Walk. I am horrified at the idea of selling my childhood home. Not only will I not see my mom every day, someone else will have our house. I am sick with worrying about this. I know this is a decision for my parents but it would break my heart to lose my home.
Misc Belizean Sources
Police bust woman with cannabis
On September 23rd, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. the SAT searched the residence of 27 yr old Shayanne Castro at 26 Sarstoon Street. No one else was inside the house. The search led to the discovery of a black garbage bag containing a total of 11,900 grams of cannabis. A further search led to a knapsack that also contained 128 grams of cannabis. Both combined weighed 12,028 grams or 12.028 kilograms. She was subsequently arrested and charged for one count of Possession of a Controlled drug with intent to supply to another.
On Sunday September 24th 2017 about 5:55 a.m. police responded to info of a house fire at Burrell Boom Village.
A wooden structure measuring about 20ft x 20ft was engulfed in flames and to the western side of the building, a 10ft x 10ft structure was also ablaze. Patty Seguro informed them that the house was occupied by her son Byron Hyde, who was out of town.
The house doesn't have electricity and at the time of the incident no one was at home. At 6:22 a.m. the Fire Department personnel arrived on the scene to extinguished the flames.
In an effort to to inform our People about Pink Eye the following is a poster from MOH!
Fire destroys house in Burrell Boom
A house was destroyed by fire this morning in Burrell Boom village.
Police say they were alerted of the blaze sometime before 6:00 a.m., and saw a wooden house measuring 20′ by 20′ engulfed in flames. Another smaller structure a few feet away was also on fire.
Police say Patty Seguro informed them at the scene that her son Byron Hyde, who was out of town, occupied the house.
Neighbours reported hearing a cracking sound at around 5:45 a.m., and saw the fire when they got up to check outside. They called personnel from the Fire Department, who extinguished the blaze.
Police charge man for rape of a child
A man from Belize City faces a charge of rape of a girl.
The incident occurred on Monday afternoon at the victim’s home. She told police that she was at home in the company of her aunt, a special needs person, when a man from the neighbourhood entered the house and raped her.
Police say a medical examination on the girl certified her injuries as “grievous harm.”
The man, Charles Alexander Brown, 39, has been charged with “rape of a child.”
Powerful aftershocks scare Mexicans
Mexicans in the south of their country endured two temblors on Saturday, causing more fright to those grappling with the impacts of two strong earthquakes earlier this month.
A 6.1 magnitude earthquake occurred Saturday morning near Oaxaca, 275 miles southeast of Mexico City. The epicenter was between the centers of this month’s two violent earthquakes – a 7.1 magnitude temblor on Tuesday close to Mexico City, and an 8.1 magnitude that struck on September 8, near Chiapas. Then a 4.5 magnitude temblor hit Oaxaca Saturday night.
Some highways and a bridge that had been damaged during the September 8 earthquake collapsed.
Breaking Belize News
Mexico: Several Earthquakes later
As tropical systems continue to devastate our Caribbean brothers and sisters, our neighbor to the north, Mexico, has also been devastated but by earthquakes.
At the start of this month, an 8.1 magnitude earthquake struck Mexico followed by a 7.1 magnitude last week and a 6.1 magnitude on Saturday.
Coalition to Save Our Natural Heritage calls out Elrington
Last week, Foreign Affairs Minister, Wilfred Elrington made a presenation to students from the University of Belize on the issue of security threats to Belize.
Hurricane Maria leaves death and destruction in Dominica
Hurricane Maria, the second major storm to hit the Caribbean in one month, has left 15 people dead and more than 20 missing since the Category 5 storm made landfall last Monday night.
Belize City police find shotgun
This morning around 10:45, members of the Special Assignment Team searched an empty lot on Sarstoon Street, Belize City where a black 12 gauge...
Police find guns and ammo in Belize City
This morning, members of the Special Assignment Team conducted searches in an abandoned building located at the corner of Mahogany Street and Sittee Street, Belize City where a .38 special Smith & Wesson revolver with a wooden pistol grip was found inside a black plastic bag.
Belize City police find ammo in alley
According to police reports, last night at around 8:30, members of the Special Assignment Team conducted searches through an alley off Lakeview Street where a black plastic bag was found near a fence.
Burrel Boom house destroyed by fire
The Police and Fire departments are investigating a house fire in Burrel Boom village, Belize district after receiving reports and responding to the scene around 5:55 a.m. today.
15-year-old girl reported missing
Lisseth Margarita Garrido, 39, a Guatemalan national of Santa Cruz village, Stann Creek reported that on Wednesday at 7:00 a.m., her daughter Sharon Jasmin Garrido...
Asian shop robbed
On Friday, September 22, 2017, Wenwei Yang, 32, reported that around 4:20 p.m., while in his shop, Arwing Shop located on Santa Barbara Street in Belize City, a man armed with a gun entered and demanded money.
“Hot Enough To Fry An Egg On A Golf Cart”
The rooster next door gave one loud crow at 10:40 reminding me that while the 10:00 am Independence Day Parade was likely on Belize time, the clock was ticking and I better get my one errand done and get to the festivities.
As I was heading down Back St. in my sensible black t-shirt and athletic skirt, I thought how this event is like Halloween in reverse.
11 years ago I started out wearing cute or sexy sporty color themed September Celebrations outfits. Now I have transitioned to comfortable and sun protection for parade day wear. The reverse part – in Canada as I got older the Halloween costumes got less skimpy and more cold weather practical. In San Pedro it is huge, (Annual Holiday Hotel Halloween Party) and being as we are never under the impending doom of winter, we can wear anything and not worry about freezing our bits off.
New international board created to better represent reef system
An international board of members has been created that will better represent the interests of the Mesoamerican reef system.
The board has been put together to better establish communication between sectors of both government and non-government environmental organizations involved with the reef. This includes academics, entrepreneurs, individuals and foundations who will all contribute to the conservation of the coral reef system.
The Sistema Arrecife Mesoamericano (SAM) board includes representatives from México, Belize, Guatemala and Honduras, the countries directly associated with the Mesoamerican reef system.
In the Caribbean, colonialism and inequality mean hurricanes hit harder
Hurricane Maria, the 15th tropical depression this season, is now battering the Caribbean, just two weeks after Hurricane Irma wreaked havoc in the region.
The devastation in Dominica is “mind-boggling,” wrote the country’s prime minister, Roosevelt Skerrit, on Facebook just after midnight on September 19. The next day, in Puerto Rico, NPR reported via member station WRTU in San Juan that “Most of the island is without power…or water.”
Among the Caribbean islands impacted by both deadly storms are Puerto Rico, St Kitts, Tortola and Barbuda.
In this region, disaster damages are frequently amplified by needlessly protracted and incomplete recoveries. In 2004, Hurricane Ivan rolled roughshod through the Caribbean with wind speeds of 160 mph. The region’s economy took more than three years to recover. Grenada’s surplus of US$17 million became a deficit of $54 million, thanks to decreased revenue and the outlays for rehabilitation and reconstruction.
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Let the celebration begin Belize's Independence day Celebration 2017, 3.5min. A British Crown Colony since 1862, Belize was declared an independent nation from on September 21st, 1981 and celebrations run from ‘St Georges Caye Day’ on September 10th right up until Independence Day.