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The San Pedro Sun

Wolfe’s Woofer: The Collar
“Time for you to take your shower and get ready,” Sherry said. “Ready? Ready for what?” “We’re having dinner at Denise and John’s house. Remember?” “Oh, no,” I said. “I forgot all about it. Melody called while you were gone this morning and roped me into taking care of Davin this evening.” It was too late to get out of that commitment because there was a knock on the door and Melody came in like a whirlwind. “Thank you so much,” she said, giving me a hug. “You’re the best grandpa ever.” “You only say that when you want me to babysit.”

Health Corner: Periodontal (Gum) Disease
If you have been told you have periodontal (gum) disease, you’re not alone. Periodontal diseases range from simple gum inflammation to serious disease that results in major damage to the soft tissue and bone that support the teeth. In the worst cases, teeth are lost. Whether your gum disease is stopped, slowed, or gets worse depends a great deal on how well you care for your teeth and gums every day, from this point forward. What causes gum disease? Our mouths are full of bacteria. These bacteria, along with mucus and other particles, constantly form a sticky, colorless “plaque” on teeth. Brushing and flossing help get rid of plaque. Plaque that is not removed can harden and form “tartar” that brushing doesn’t clean. Only a professional cleaning by a dentist or dental hygienist can remove tartar.

Doctor Love: Wife
Dear Doctor Love, My husband has gotten fat. Not chunky or big. He is really fat. He drives taxi and snacks all day on cokes, chips and chocolate, so stopping him is hard. If I mention it, he promises to make a change, but the only change is the size of his belt. It is hard to have physical relations with him because he is heavy and gets out of breath. He is young, only thirty-two, and he has trouble climbing stairs or doing work around the house and when he pulls his shirt up over his belly it looks really horrible. His brothers are all big and they have health problems that I don’t want my husband to have. I love him very much but his size is making him unattractive to me. How do I make him stop gaining weight? /s/ Wife

Misc Belizean Sources

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CPR Training on Caye Caulker
Jan 8 & 9, Community Center, 9am-4pm. Last minute sign up are welcomed. We will be at the door collecting. Lunch included. It's the same as the last one but we having two more days since people asked for it.

The Reporter

Coastal Road accident leaves officer critical
A police constable attached to the Guinea Grass substation in Orange walk is listed in critical condition at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital (KHMH) following injuries he sustained in a traffic accident on the Belize Corozal road on Saturday evening. PC Enid Tillett, 27, was found in an unconscious state on the road suffering from serious head and bodily injuries around 10:15 p.m. on January 6th. According to police, Tillet was driving a red Meilum motorcycle from a north to south direction when he was involved in a collision with a Ford Escape. The Escape was driven by 24-year-old Jesus Enrique Munoz, who was travelling in the opposite direction.

Taxi driver dies in accident on Patchakan road
A 52-year-old taxi driver from San Joaquin village in the Corozal District is dead following a fatal road traffic accident on the Patchakan road on Saturday afternoon. According to police, around 2:40 p.m. on January 6th, Erberto Tzul was traveling alone in his vehicle from Patchakan to Xaibe village when he lost control of his vehicle. The cab reportedly overturned and slammed into a culvert. Tzul was extracted from the wreckage and transported to the Corozal Community Hospital for treatment but was later pronounced dead on arrival. Tzul’s body now awaits a post-mortem examination while police investigations continue.

Breaking Belize NewsPJ

San Joaquin man dies in traffic accident
The was a Fatal Road Traffic Accident in the Corozal District yesterday afternoon. Around 2:40 p.m., police visited the Xaibe/ Patchakan Road, where officers found a grey Toyota Camry on the right hand side of the road when traveling from the direction of Patchakan village towards Xaibe.

Police officer in critical condition after car accident
There was a near fatal accident up north yesterday. Around 10:15 p.m., police visited the Belize/Corozal Road in the Orange Walk district. There, cops observed a Meilun motorcycle attached to the Guinea Grass village Police Substation and a Ford Escape with damages. Investigations revealed that the cycle was driven by PC Enid Tillett, 27, attached to the Guinea Grass Substation.

Police issue official statement on Iguana Street shooting
Police have released information on a shooting incident earlier today in Belize City. According to reports, around 2:30 p.m. police responded to reports of shots being fired on Iguana Street. Initial investigations revealed that Tyrone Michael Green, 30, and Steve Wayne Finley, 56, were socializing when a black Nissan Altima drove up.

Opposition criticizes GOB loan guarantee for BTL
The People’s United Party )PUP) has condemned the government of Belize for reversing its position on sovereign guarantees after Prime Minister Dean Barrow tabled a motion in the House of Representatives this week for a sovereign guarantee of $17.5 million for Belize Telemedia Limited.

Minister of Works says permit was not needed to explode quarry; Were residents evacuated?
At yesterday’s House meeting, Minister of Works and Cayo Central Area Representative, Rene Montero, responded to questions put forth by the opposition regarding the dynamite explosion that injured several Santa Cruz residents, destroyed many homes and caused a man’s death.

Briceno calls out Barrow on UHS presentation, vows to find solution
People’s United Party (PUP) Leader, John Briceno, following yesterday’s House Sitting, at which Prime Minister Dean Barrow presented the first reading of the UHS Appropriation Bill, criticized the government’s approach to the matter and vowed to find a solution to resolve the UHS saga.

Foreign Minister says police not involved in Fareed Ahmad’s murder
On Tuesday, WPC Michelle Brown was charged for the murder of Belizean barber and referee Fareed Ahmad. Since then, the family has reported receiving threats in text messages. Some worrying text messages have also been circulating on social media and on several Belizean news agencies indicating a “hit list” held by some members of the Special Assignment Team.

Jarrell “Big Baby” Miller visits cadets
Jarrell “Big Baby” Miller is a Belizean-born boxer that has made a name for himself in the boxing world. Miller was born in Belize but moved to Brooklyn, United States. Miller has now returned to Belize to visit relatives and tour the country. Yesterday, Miller visited the Belmopan police cadets. Miller explained to the cadets that his life as a child was very hard but told them “champions don’t quit.”

Gas prices hike; regular goes down
The Belize Bureau of Standards issued a release yesterday on the new gas prices that became effective at midnight last night. Premium gasoline increased by 17 cents per gallon from $11.07 to $11.24.

Gun, ammunition and weed found in San Pedro
Today a joint operation was conducted by members from the Special Branch, Gang Suppression Unit and Special Patrol Unit in San Pedro. The units searched an abandoned lot in the San Mateo area which resulted in the discovery of a 12 gauge pump action shot gun and three (3) 12 gauge cartridges.

Blogs

Welcome to San Ignacio, Belize
San Ignacio is the heart and soul of the Cayo District, a vibrant traveler center from where all roads and activities fan out. Together with twin-town Santa Elena, on the east bank of the Macal River, this is the main population center of Cayo, with lots of good budget accommodation, decent restaurants and frequent transport. But San Ignacio is no inland San Pedro, existing only for tourism. It has a very positive and infectious local vibe, with a bustling market and a steady influx of immigrants. Residents are mestizos, Maya and Garifuna, as well as a bunch of free-spirited expats from Europe and North America. San Ignacio is on the west bank of the Macal River, a couple of miles upstream from its confluence with the Mopan River – a meeting of waters that gives birth to the Belize River.

International Sourcesizz

As Trump opens more waters for oil exploration, the tiny nation of Belize shows a better way
On Thursday (Jan. 4), Donald Trump proposed allowing oil drilling in nearly all waters situated off of US shores. If the proposal passes, it will open up more than one billion square kilometers (about 390 million square miles) of area previously protected for environmental reasons. The oil industry cheered the announcement, calling it “long overdue,” while environmental groups called it a “shameful giveaway” to the oil industry, as The New York Times summarized. Among the hullabaloo, one piece of good news didn’t get the attention it deserves. On Dec. 29, the Belize government voted to implement an indefinite moratorium on all new oil exploration in its waters.

Belize: Big Iguanas & Rising Rivers
Down near the Southern border of Belize lies Punta Gorda, an interesting little town. It has a very Caribbean vibe. But many people speak Spanish, as it shares a jungle border with Guatemala. In PG (as the locals call it) this strange house towers over all the others with its multi-story growth. And we found this cute little shop selling coffins. They look so good, U wish U were DEAD. Driving North across Belize took us back up the Hummingbird Highway. This is a fun drive, as there are well-spaced tourist stops along the route. We stopped at a small-scale cassava bread making shop. This is located in the midst of some sugar cane fields, one mile down a bumpy dirt road. The production takes place in an open-air barn using a blazing hot fire to bake the thin sheets. Cassava bread is similar to an unleavened cracker made from the finely ground flour of the cassava or yuca root. Here is a photo of the mother and daughter team that run the place. On baking or grinding days they have other family members assisting.

Videos

  • BPP Ad, 1min.

  • Our Jaguar friend is back!, 1/2min. Some footage from out trail camera and hopefully more to come. Annndd the cat came back! Some footage of the resident jaguar at one of our field sites for his usual stroll. We're still hoping for a look at its face but we've definitely got its late night commute route down.

  • Sunday’s San Pedro TrafficCam is more relaxed, 1/2min. 4mins. in 29secs. How do you spend your Sunday’s?

  • You will not believe... Belize!!!, 2min.

  • Ramada Princess Casino in Belize City, Belize, 1min.

  • Belize Final, 4min.

  • Belize SCUBA Highlights | Nov 2017, 4min.

  • Hol Chan Snorkeling Belize, 6min. Snorkeling Hol Chan Marine Reserve off Ambergris Caye December 2017.

  • Fall Service Learning Trip Belize 2017, 4min. Take a look at what we do when we go.passionately.

  • BEAUTIFUL BELIZE, 2min. We've had some amazing times in Belize in 2017. Here are some of the highlights! Going around Ambergris Caye, Caye Caulker & the mainland exploring this beautiful country. Belize has so much to offer and we're grateful to experience it!

  • Belize - A Caribbean destination like no other, 6min. Come Visit Soon!

  • Belize Dive 4K 2017, 6min.

  • Belize EF Ultimate Break New Years 2018, 3.5min. Trip to Belize with EF Ultimate Break. We also visited Guatemala for a day.

  • Belize 2017, 15min.

  • Locals dancing at Seine Bight, Belize, 1.5min.

  • Driving around Belize City in Belize, 2.5min.

  • Vakantievlogs: Belize en Guatemala!, 15min. In deze video heb ik een paar hele leuke vakantievlogs vanuit Belize en Guatemala! Volgende week heb ik nog een paar vlogs! Vergeet geen blauw duimpje omhoog te doen en abonneer op mijn kanaal! Veel plezier met kijken!

  • Belize Navidad VR, 30min. The O'Dells and the Cyrs hit hit Hopkins Belize and Belizean Dreams.

  • Garifuna History Tour at the Palmento Grove Lodge, Hopkins Village, 23min.

  • SHOOTING FOR SPORTS ILLUSTRATED IN BELIZE, 10min.