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The San Pedro Sun
Adopt A Trash Can, Help Keep the Island Clean!
The DFC Eco-Rangers have accomplished a lot of cleaning-up since they began cleaning up their neighborhood. Their efforts have not gone unrecognized, and over time, there have been many businesses stepping in to provide them with supplies to keep meeting their goals.
As part of their plan to keep La Isla Bonita Clean, they have expanded to an “Adopt a Trash Can” program, where businesses take responsibility for a specially designed trash can. Businesses ensure it is emptied, the area around it is clean, and that it is placed in a strategic place where it cannot be tipped over, but easily accessible for anyone to use. “The idea is for as many businesses to join in supporting the children’s efforts,” said Diane Klumb, leader of the original group of Eco-rangers. “These children are so proud of the changes they are making, and they love to see their painted buckets and trash receptacles being used instead of garbage flowing everywhere.”
Literacy program begins at New Horizon School
The New Horizon Seventh Day Adventist School (NHSDAS) literacy program began on Tuesday, October 24th. The program aims to increase students’ literacy, as well as to provide an educational space for children to complete their assignments. The Education Center was financed by donations received through the non-profit organizations ‘Raise Me Up.”
The program is free to any student that is behind in reading, and there is no specific age range as to who can attend. ‘We have from infant II kids up to Standard 6”, said Raise Me Up’s Brittney O’Daniel. However, the literacy program is only open to students enrolled at NHSDAS. It is offered every week from Tuesday to Thursday, from 1AM to 3PM. “We would like to thank all the persons that donated to complete the Education Center, said O’ Daniel.
Misc Belizean Sources
THE FINAL CALL: BELIZEANS!
Belizeans are in for a rude and wicked awakening as the Guatemalan militaristic/oligarchy eagerly mobilizes and pushes for what they believe is theirs – Belize! The regime has made public its commitment to seal this quest by allocating $14 million for public brainwashing upon its citizens and an additional $32 million for its referendum. The excitement and aggressiveness that permeates the regime’s approach to finally settle its protracted territorial claim to Belize is likened to a predator closing in on its prey.
Meanwhile, the handful of career politicians and bureaucrats who have enjoyed a monopoly on national leadership in the tiny nation of Belize agreed to collaborate.
Two brothers collapse, One dies
About 7:45am on 28.10.17, 54 year old Ryan Swift, a Pesticide Controller of a C.A. Boulevard and his brother 61 year old Steven Swift, a retiree of same address were socializing in the lower flat of there residence when Ryan experience difficulty breathing and had a seizure and collapsed. Steven went across the boulevard for assistance and he collapsed while suffering from a seizure. Ryan was pronounced dead on arrival at the KHMH at 8:20 a.m. while Steven is in a critical condition.
Corozal Animal Program (CAP) animal education class
Thanks to the Church of Christ school the Corozal Animal Program (CAP) held an animal education class that I'm so glad I was able to be a part of. While a couple members taught the kids to walk their dogs on a leash & how to get them to sit I had a chat with another group about sterilization, how to read dogs to stop dog bites and taking care of their dogs. I think it was an awesome learning experience for everyone (including me, I am def not meant to be a teacher!!!).
Rotary Green Project 2017
The Rotaract Club of San Ignacio took some time to plant some trees around Cayo. Thanks, Rotaract!
"Today Rotaract participated in Rotary Green Project; members went to Falcon Field, Victor Galvez Stadium, and Santa Elena Primary school to plant several trees."
Crazy Canucks First Annual Halloween BASH
A HUGE thank you to all you crazy partiers for making our First Annual Halloween BASH amazing!
Here are the prize winners:
Judges’ Choice: Mel- Corpse Bride.
Best couple/group: Kevin & Donna- Bee and beekeeper.
Most creative- Ronnie & Lisa- Sharknado and Tara Reid.
And a great big thank you to our sponsor, OLD Master Fine Rum and our favorite DJ, DJ Smallz.
Dollar van driver dies of gunshot injury
A Haitian dollar van driver who who was shot late Friday evening has died of the gunshot wound to his right upper back.
Police confirmed today that 40-year-old Odner Estizeine died about an hour after the incident.
Reports from the Police Press Office reveals that around 5:15 p.m. Friday evening, the deceased was driving his grey Dodge van at the corner of Complex Avenue and Jones Street when he came under heavy gunfire.
A witness on the scene claims that after the shots were fired, Estizeine was seen fleeing from out of his vehicle, but collapsed a couple feet away.
Police would not say whether the incident was triggered by a robbery or if anyone has been detained.
Obesity a real problem, says Ministry of Health
The Ministry of Health, in conjunction with the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and other stakeholders, converged at the Radisson Fort George Hotel on Friday to discuss, strategize and update on the rising trend of obesity in Belize.
Dr. Francis Morey, deputy Director of Health Services in the Ministry says that a survey conducted over 10 years ago revealed that obesity was present in 48 percent of Belize’s population.
Morey explained that the focus of the consultations with the various entities was to develop a strategic plan geared at updating the data so that the Ministry could address the issue.
It is expected that the plan will be rolled out in the months ahead.
Brothers collapse while socialising; one dead, one critical
Police are investigating an incident in which two brothers who were socialising collapsed minutes of each other from seizures, and one died and the other is in a critical condition.
Police say the incident happened between 7:30 and 8:00 this morning when Ryan Swift, 54, a Pest Controller of Central American Boulevard and Steven Swift, 61, of the same address, were socializing in the lower flat of there residence. Ryan began experiencing difficulty breathing and suffered a seizer and collapsed. Steven sought help across the boulevard, but he too collapsed and suffered a seizure.
The brothers were rushed to the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital, where Ryan Swift was pronounced dead at 8:20 a.m. Steven Swift remains critical.
Breaking Belize News
Dollar van driver shot yesterday passes away
A man shot at around 5 pm yesterday succumbed to his injuries an hour later becoming the 50th person to be killed on south side since January 2017.
Police say that the Haitian taxi driver, Odner Estizeine, 40, died just before 6 pm last night from a gunshot wound to the right upper side of his back.
Heart to Heart Belize’s Gala Dinner a success
Heart to Heart Belize and Anointed House of Worship Church held their first gala dinner last night.
The objective of the dinner was to present their vision and mission as a church and organization to community stakeholders.
Two brothers collapse from seizure, one dies
This morning around 7:45, Ryan Swift ,54, a Belizean Pesticide Controller of Central American Boulevard and his brother Steven Swift,61, were socializing in the lower flat of their home when Ryan began to experience difficulty breathing.
Star in my Community: Cpl. Jason Jones
This week’s Star in my Community is Cpl. Jason Jones.
Jason Jones was born in Belmopan in 1978 to Mr. and Mrs. Charles and Linda Jones.
Jones attended the Stann Creek Methodist Primary. He was later transferred to the Corozal Methodist Primary and completed his primary education at the Wesley Primary in Belize City. Jason attended Wesley college from 1991 and completed his high school education in 1995.
Belmopan Police recover stolen items
This morning, Officer Commanding Belmopan Police, Sr. Supt. Howell Gillett informed that Belmopan police officers have recovered 95 percent of the jewelry that was stolen from First Stop pawn shop this week.
Taxi man found dead in Dangriga
Yesterday morning around 9:30, Dangriga police visited an Orange Orchard between miles 1 and 2 on the Southern Highway where cops saw the body of a Hispanic man on his back with a large cut wound to his throat.
Elderly woman from Benque Viejo Del Carmen missing
According to reports, an elderly woman from Benque Viejo del Carmen is missing.
The family of Rita Cunil is asking for the public’s assistance in locating her.
Island Style Recycling and Household Battery Collection
I just ordered three 5 quart clear, thick polycarbonate body battery recycling containers after having secured a few locations to be “collection depots”. Harmouch Center, Castillo Hardware, and SP Hardware are all on board. Extra thanks go to Harmouch; they were the first ones I approached and they immediately recognized this is a much-needed idea and offered to bring in the containers. I just got word today from Amazon they are in transit and will arrive at Hyde Shipping sometime between Wednesday, November 1st and Monday, November 7th. Hooray.
Thankfully both the Department of Environment (DOA) and solid waste communications officer have been helpful. I have started doing my homework and printed out “Managing Uses Lead Acid Batteries” (sent by DOA) and “Household Batteries and the Environment,” that my editor Shirlee found. Now to put the rest of the puzzle together and figure out the required paperwork to barge or land transfer them out of the country and to a safe and proper recycling facility.
A morning view in Corozal
If you are a person who loves to travel and have a quiet vacation? Then, Corozal is one of the best places to travel in Belize. One of the laid-back towns especially for back backers who are just wanting to relax. On Thursday morning, I came out to take some phot's of Corozal along the beach in Corozal. The morning, was quite lovely and cool while walking on the beach. You will see a lot of things being changed in town. and, the road was fixed at Central Park. It took one day for those men at Central Park to repair the middle of the road.
Residents in Corozal where wandering about a machine that is sampling soil in Corozal. It's machinery to sample soil in order to determine stability or composition prior to the development of the cultural heritage Plaza. This was confirmed by CTC. It is not oil related.
This is how La Isla Bonita celebrates Halloween!,.5 min.
A RELEVANT CONVERSATION ABOUT AGRICULTURE & FOOD SECURITY IN BELIZE!, 16min. This classic documented show featuring two of Belize's most respected Belizean legends, the late Ishmael Omar Shabazz and David Alexander Buddan who both passed away in the same year of 2014; comes to us here at “Belizean Legends” with one of the most heartfelt memories of the way they are remembered as two of the most hard working Belizeans in the diaspora in the 1980s . That it strikes a very important chord with yours truly who had come to know them both in the best of times. And It also resurrects the memories of the laughter and joy that was shared between them who crossed each other’s path at what time or the other despite their age differences, beliefs and varied opinions either from politics to religion, or from the different directions that they both undertook in their lives.
Diving Blue hole of Belize, September 2017, 1min.
Diving Blue hole of Belize, #2, September 2017, 2min.
Landing San Pedro Belize Tropic Air C208, 4min. Landing in San Pedro Belize Underwater sharks Fish.
Miss Earth Belize 2017- IRIS SALGUERO, 3min.
Belize Tourism Board 2017 Small Accommodation of the Year - Caribbean Beach Cabanas, 2.5min.
History of Hanna Stables and Nabitunich Eco Lodge, 15min. Rudy Juan of Hanna Stables and Nabitunich gives us a history of this family-owned Belize eco-lodge. Learn how the famous Belize horseback riding establishment started and how Santiago Juan came to be the current owner.
Cloudy day in Belize, 3min.