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The San Pedro Sun
Letter to the Editor: FOR LOVE OF COUNTRY
To my son Koby, and all my free-spirited San Pedro kids that I loved…You will have a place in my heart forever..
FOR LOVE OF COUNTRY
“Oh Land of the Free by the Caribe Sea”
They sang after struggling for years
When loss became gain at St. George’s Caye
By brave British, freed slaves, and buccaneers
La Isla Bonita…This was my home
Barefoot and sunburned, so wild and free
This perfect playground was all I had known
Mangos, and sea grapes, and coconut trees
BTB Presents U.S. $59,934.00 cheque to Caribbean Tourism Organization as contribution to “A Dollar for the Caribbean Relief Fund”
The Belize Tourism Board (BTB), in collaboration with tourism industry stakeholders, raised U.S. $59, 934.00 (Bz $119,868.00) as part of the Dollar for the Caribbean Relief Fund campaign. The fund was created to assist victims of Hurricanes Irma and Maria, which severely devastated many Caribbean countries in September last year.
This morning Ms. Karen Pike, BTB’s Director of Marketing and Industry Relations, presented the cheque to Mr. Hugh Riley, Secretary General of the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) during a virtual press conference hosted by CTO in Barbados.
BEL Deploys Third Team of Linemen to British Virgin Islands to Assist with Hurricane Restoration
Belize Electricity Limited (BEL) continues to support the British Virgin Islands (BVI) Electricity Corporation with completing hurricane restoration efforts, and deployed a third team of five linemen to BVI on Monday, February 12, 2018.
Electricity has been restored to 90% of the territory since Hurricanes Irma and Maria devastated the group of islands in August and September 2017.
The team, comprised of Leroy Matura, Arnold Tillett, Tyrone Reynolds, Ronald Young and James Teul is stationed in Tortola for four weeks. They join other linemen from member utilities of the Caribbean Electric Utility Services Corporation (CARILEC).
DOE hosts emergency oil spill consultations
The Department of the Environment (DOE) hosted two days of consultations on Monday, February 5th, and Tuesday, February 6th in an effort to finalize the Belize National Oil Spill Contingency Plan. The plan also identified the different entities responsible in case of an oil spill on the mainland or along the coast of the country. Despite the fact that on January 5th of this current year, Belize unanimously passed the Petroleum Operations (Offshore Zone Moratorium) Bill 2017, banning offshore oil development in the country’s maritime territory, DOE believes that there are still risks of an oil spill either at the drilling station in the Cayo District or by an oil tanker out at sea.
Misc Belizean Sources
Kindy take note of Archeological site update
SUNDAY 18 FEBRUARY 2018:
ALL ARCHAEOLOGICAL RESERVES ARE OPEN FOR VISITATION.
PLEASE EXERCISE CAUTION AT ALL TIMES. LIFE VEST IS MANDATORY AT CAVE SITES.
New Caye Caulker sign unveiled
Man and woman die in murder/suicide incident in Belize City. The male has been identified as Jason Emmanuel and the other victim is his wife Linda.
Pictures from the Golf Tournament in Consejo
11th Annual Natural Resource Management Symposium
Mar 1 at 8:30 AM to Mar 2 at 5 PM,
University of Belize
The theme for this year's symposium is " Making scientific data available to managers". The main purpose of the symposium is to bring together researchers, managers, students, government agencies and NGOs engaged in natural resource management in Belize, to share findings and evaluate the status of resource management in the country
Addressing the students of San Pedro Junior College and San Pedro Adult Continuing Education
I had the opportunity of accompanying Mayor Daniel Guerrero, Minister Manuel Heredia Jr. and councilors of the San Pedro Town Council last night as they addressed the students of San Pedro Junior College and San Pedro Adult Continuing Education.
After remarks, the students had the opportunity to ask questions. Very good questions ranging from crime, policing strategy, emergency preparedness and good suggestions were made.
Generally speaking, the students were pleased to hear from their elected officials on the work accomplished and future plans. The students were happy with the message and complimented the officials for the positive message.
Taxi driver goes missing after leaving home on chartered job
A taxi driver from Belize City is missing after he reportedly left his base to do a chartered job in Ladyville.
Reliable reports indicate that Emilio Perez, 43, of Allan Pitts Crescent, Port Loyola area left the Public’s Supermarket on the Central American Boulevard to go on a job in Ladyville sometime around 10:00 a.m., and has not been seen or heard from since then.
Perez’ common-law wife, Joan Mariano reported him missing after he nor his black and maroon Mitsubishi Montero taxi car has shown up anywhere since he left from in front of the supermarket.
Elections and Boundaries Department notifies public servants about proxy vote for upcoming municipals
It is less than a month before the municipal elections, and the Elections and Boundaries Department is encouraging public officers who wish to apply to vote by proxy to submit their applications in time.
The department informs, however, that in accordance with the regulations that govern cities and town councils elections, only certain public officers are qualified to vote by proxy.
These include persons acting as Election Officers in some other Polling Station; and persons employed in transporting or working in any other manner to help an Election Officer at some other Polling Station.
These public officers who want to vote are advised to submit their fully-completed Form 14, also called Proxy Paper, and Form 15, Application for Appointment of Proxy, to the nearest Elections and Boundaries Department office by Wednesday, February 28.
Breaking Belize News
What Rubin “Hurricane” Carter& Malcolm X can teach us about Breaking ” Learned Helplessness”
By Charles Leslie Jr.: On July 25, 2016, I wrote this article “Learned Helplessness Is Inhibiting The Second Belizean Revolution”.
According to Wikipedia, Learned Helplessness can be defined as: behavior typical of an organism (human or animal) that has endured repeated painful or otherwise aversive stimuli which it was unable to escape or avoid. After such experience, the organism often fails to learn escape or avoidance in new situations where such behavior would be effective.
Belize city Mayoral candidates to participate in debate
Belize city Mayoral aspirants will be participating in a Candidates Forum hosted by the University of Belize next Wednesday on February 21 at the Bliss Center for the Performing Arts.
The forum will include participation from all four mayoral candidates: Bernard Wagner (PUP), Dion Leslie (UDP), Paco Smith (BPP), and Ernesto Torres.
Minister Elodio Aragon sues media houses over political ad
Minister of State in the Ministry of Foreign and Home Affairs, Elodio Aragon, has filed a lawsuit against several media houses claiming defamation of character and libel, over a political paid ad for by the People’s United Party (PUP).
Tourist alleges rape by chaperone
A tourist visiting San Pedro reported to police that she was raped by a man who was supposed to be looking out for her.
The 25-year-old visitor from the United States reported that she was staying with a family in San Pedro when her chaperone raped her in her sleep. She reported that she was socializing with a group and asked to be taken home because she’d had too much to drink. She tried to sleep off her intoxication when the assault happened.
Alleged pedophile gets bail
A 67-year-old man accused of raping a 14-year-old girl is out on bail.
Yesterday, Guinea Grass resident Alfredo Pech appeared in the Supreme Court before Justice Herbert Lord, who granted him bail valued at $8,000.
Maya Mountain Adventure Challenge 2018 to be held in a week
The annual Maya Mountain Adventure Challenge in Belize is back and the epic competition will be as fierce as the Belizean jungles in which the four-day race will take place. This year’s race will begin a little over a week and last from February 25-28.
Britain hit by EARTHQUAKE as people report ‘violent shaking’ in homes from Cornwall to Blackpool
A major 4.4-magnitude earthquake shook buildings across western parts of Britain, with people from Cornwall to Blackpool reporting a strong tremor that damaged buildings, knocked objects off walls and caused lights to flicker.
Terrified Britons told of violent shaking, objects falling off shelves or walls, and furniture moving when the UK's strongest quake in a decade struck just after 2.30pm near Swansea in South Wales.
Several buildings in Bristol were damaged, Swansea University was evacuated and people ran into the streets in fear, as the tremor was compared to everything from a "massive explosion" to a car crash.
The earthquake was felt by as many as 10 million Brits as far away as 200 miles from the epicentre in Cwmllynfell, and it was the strongest in South Wales in more than 100 years.
Talk Ah Di Town February 17, 2018, 38min.
Belize Mek We Go, 9min. Win A Trip To Silk Caye! On our final segment for this episode we interviewed a tourism mentor for many, Patty Ramirez what motivates her and keeps her passion going.... Find out how she is helping others in tourism?
Belize Guatemala Border Crossing, 80min.
Belize Permit on Blue Crab, 14min. Overcast fishing day on the flats. Sight fishing was difficult but Kenan Coc (owner of Chasin' Tail) was diligent about putting us on fish. Live Blue Crab for bait.
Experiencing Belize Inland 2015, 4min. First trip inland Belize, enjoying the jungle....
Belize Fishing - Yellow Jack caught near the Belize Reef, 3.5min. Belize Flats fishing with Chasin' Tail guide service. Caught this jack sight fishing near the reef. 1/4 ounce wobble-head root beer colored jig.
Blazing Through Belize 2017, 9min.
Belize Reef Diving, 13min.
Belize Flats Fishing, 2min. Fishing over sunken cave for snapper. 7' of water.
Belize 3 - Belize Zoo: Last Morning at Crooked Tree, 23min. The Belize Zoo and Tropical Education Center is a zoo in Belize, located some 29 miles (47 km) west of Belize City on the Western Highway. The zoo was founded in 1983 by Sharon Matola.
COCCODRILLI ED IGUANA GIGANTI!!! - BELIZE, 9min.
Belmopan Bandits SC vs Verdes FC, 2hr30min.
Verdes vs Belize City Defenders, 2hr45min.