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The San Pedro Sun

San Pedro Restaurant Brings Eclectic Vibe and Live Comedy to Back Street
Iguana Juan's Restaurant and Bar has joined the San Pedro dining scene, bringing killer vegetarian, thoughtful burgers and live entertainment to Back Street. The restaurant's first professional stand up comedy show starring headliner Rob Sherwood takes place Wednesday, February 21 at 8:00 p.m. Sherwood is the opening act for mega prop comic Carrot Top in has Las Vegas showroom at The Luxor, and he has headlined comedy club across the US and abroad. Tickets can be purchased online via Iguana Juan's Facebook page or at the restaurant during opening hours.

Wolfe's Woofer: Don, The Mechanic
"R-i-i-ing! R-i-i-ing!" "Will you get that phone?" I asked Sherry. "I'm busy changing the strings on my guitar." "Who was it?" I asked, when she came back in the living room. "It was some guy calling to know if I know where Don, the mechanic is." "What did you tell him?" "He sounded like he might be drunk so I just hung up." That call came at around 7:30. At around 9 o'clock the phone rang again. "Hello, Dennis speaking," I answered. "Did you say Dennis?" "Yes, this is Dennis Wolfe."

Letter to the Editor: Charlie T. Fundraiser
Dear Editor and our San Pedro Community, I wish to express a heartfelt THANK YOU to everyone who supported the Charlie T. Fundraiser at Carlo & Ernie's Runway Bar Sunday Feb. 11. Thank you to our hosts, Carlo & Ernie, to the volunteers who made the event work, and to the musicians who entertained us in between the Raffles. A very special THANK YOU to the San Pedro businesses who donated the many wonderful prizes that comprised the Raffle Baskets. Also, THANK YOU to everyone who showed up, bought an item at the Bake Sale or a ticket for the raffle, made a donation or just came to enjoy the day supporting an island friend.

Doctor Love: Left Out
Dear Doctor Love I am twenty-six years old and have been married to my husband for five years. I have always been close to his mother and she is affectionate and loving towards me. His twenty-year-old brother still lives at home and he recently became engaged to a girl. Now, I have suddenly become invisible. My mother-in-law has become her best friend, gushing over her cute little figure and her beautiful smile. She is always complimenting her on everything from her healthy, long hair to her singing voice and artistic talents. I am pretty but I realize that she is gorgeous and much thinner than me, and comments about her figure make me feel old and unattractive.

Ambergris Today

Burpees For Bella Fundraiser Brings Community Together
What started as a personal effort for Marissa and Kristian Guerrero to raise funds in helping out their friend Isabella Romero, ended up being a huge fundraiser supported by the community. They managed to raise $8,862 by promising to do one burpee for every dollar collected. Expecting to challenge themselves with about 1,000 burpees, the Guerreros found themselves being joined by a cross section of the fitness community in San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, and ended up having to knock out over 8,000 burpees. Great thing they had help.

San Pedro PUP Launches Their "Manifesto Of The People"
The San Pedro PUP held it's manifesto launch on Saturday, February 17, 2018, at the north end of Barrier Reef Drive, San Pedro Town. PUP Councilor Candidate Ruben Navidad explained the team's vision and plans of paving no less than nine miles of streets with proper drainage and long lasting durability. "No more children wading in muddy water on their way to school, and no more walking through muddy neighborhoods as people to work in the tourism service industry." Navidad cried shame on a powerful Minister of Tourism, allowing his constituency to live in derelict conditions, unhealthy neighborhoods and unsafe community.

Misc Belizean Sources

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Kindy take note of Archeological site update
MONDAY 19 FEBRUARY 2018: THE NOHOCH CHEEN ARCHAEOLOGICAL RESERVE IS CLOSED. ALL OTHER ARCHAEOLOGICAL RESERVES ARE OPEN FOR VISITATION. PLEASE EXERCISE CAUTION AT ALL TIMES. LIFE VEST IS MANDATORY AT CAVE SITES.

Support Anthony Colman Medical Fund
Anthony was a student at the San Pedro High School who, due to financial difficulties, was only taking classes at night in order to help his parents during the day. It was a rainy day on Monday, October 17th 2016 when Anthony was taking his stepfather lunch. Anthony came in contact with a live electrical wire, and when his stepfather found him on the ground, he was trembling and foaming at the mouth. Despite the efforts of the doctors, they could not save his hands which were greatly damaged due to the high electrical voltage he received. Anthony also received injuries to the head and chest area. Anthony has been accepted at Shriner's Hospital in Mexico City for treatment and prosthetic hands. He will be going there in about a week for his treatments. We are raising funds for his travel to Mexico City including his Mother. There will be money needed for an apartment, food and transportation during his 2 - 3 week stay. There are 2 volunteers also traveling with Anthony and his Mother. And there will be follow-up care. Please make a donation for Anthony so we can make travel arrangements right away.

Cops find the "Coco"
About 2:30 p.m., on 17.2.2018, Police searched an abandoned house on Freetown Road in Belize City. Inside the building officers found 3 transparent plastic bags containing a total of 584.5grams of cocaine. No one was found in the area and the drugs were deposited as "found property".

Fatal Hit and Run Accident
On 17.2.18 about 7:00 p.m, an accident occurred between Esperanza Village and Central Farm. A man was walking towards Esperanza Village when he was hit by a vehicle that was travelling in the same direction. He sustained severe head and bodily injuries that killed him on the spot. The vehicle involved did not stop to render aid to the victim. The deceased individual was later identified as 46 year old Arcenio Itza, a wood carver of Succotz Village.

Women in Art Exhibit 2018
A Call for Artists, Launch March 15.

Murder/Suicide
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 Emmanuel. The couple had attempted to reconcile after a previous break up, according to people who knew them. It's a tragedy for all family members. On the 17.2.2018 about 5:55 p.m. Police responded to a report at No. 5 Rose Lane and upon entering a room at the residence they discovered the motionless body of 46 year s Hermelinda Pinks with a single gunshot wound to the left side of her head that exited the right side, officers also discovered, the motionless body of 43 year old Jason Emmanuel with a single gunshot wound to the right side of the head that exited the left side and a 9mm pistol was seen next to him. Both bodies were transported to Belize City morgue for postmortem examinations .

Luis Dominguez was shot and killed in the Kings Park area of Belize City on Saturday night
The police department says on 17.2.2018 about 11:38 p.m., officers responded to a report at No.14, 8th Street in Belize City. upon arrival officers saw the lifeless body of 35 year old Luis Dominguez. Dominguez, officers say, was sitting on a table inside the yard when he was approached by a man who fired several shots to his body.

ER's ICY TREATS in COROZAL
We hear the jingles in town. They are back once again - ER's ICY TREATS - Homemade, Naturally & Refreshing Icy Treats for everyone. Lookout for their ice cream sandwich. Coming all the way from Orange Walk. Pick up your refreshing icy treat on a breezy and beautiful day in Corozal. Listen to the jingles coming your way.

The Reporter

Fatal hit and run accident on George Price highway
A man was knocked doen and killed om the George Price highway on Saturday night. Police say that around 7:00 p.m, they responded to a report of the incident between Esperanza Village and Central Farm. There they found the body of a Hispanic descent man lying motionless on the highway. Police discovered that the man was walking from the direction of Central Farm towards Esperanza when he was struck by a vehicle travelling in the same direction. The mam, still unidentified, died at the scene severe head and body injuries. Police say the vehicle did not stop to render aid to the victim.

Man shot dead in Belize City
A man was shot dead in Belize City on Saturday night. According to police, sometime around 11:38 Saturday night they responded to a report at #14 8th Street, Belize City, where they saw the body of Luis Dominguez, 35. Dominguez had been shot several times, according to police. Police say that Dominguez was sitting on a table inside the yard when a dark complexioned man approached him and opened fire on him.

Man murders wife then commits suicide
A man reportedly murdered his wife, then committed suicide on Saturday in Belize City. Police say that sometime around 5:55 p.m., they responded to a report at # 5 Rose Lane, Lake Independence area, and that upon entering a room at the residence, they discovered the body of Hermelinda Pinks, 46, with a bullet wound that penetrated her head. Also in the room was the body of Jason Emmanuel, 43, who also had a bullet that penetrated his head.

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.

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Proxy applications notice for public officers
On Friday, the Elections and Boundaries department issued a release informing that qualified public officers are encouraged to apply to vote by proxy on or before February 28, 2018.

Missing taxi driver found
According to reports reaching BBN news desk, taxi driver Emilio Perez has been found and is safe.

Police: Man shot dead in Belize City
Last night around 11:38, police responded to a report of a fatal shooting incident at No.14-8th Street, Belize City. There, police saw the lifeless body of a man.

2 dead in suspected murder-suicide
Yesterday evening around 5:55, Belize City police responded to a report of a fatal shooting on Rose Lane Street. Police entered a room and saw the motionless body of Hermelinda Pinks, 46, a Belizean Supervisor with a single gunshot wound to the left side of her head that exited the right side.

Victim of fatal hit and run not yet identified
Last night around 7, police went to an area between Esperanza Village and Central Farm where a man of Hispanic descent was seen lying motionless on the left hand side of the road.

Police find over 500 grams of cocaine in Belize City
Yesterday afternoon, police conducted a search in an abandoned house on Freetown Road, Belize City and found 3 transparent plastic bags containing a total of 584.5 grams of cocaine.

Police: Taxi man missing in Belize City
Emilio Perez,43, a taxi driver of Belize City has been reported missing. Perez drives a maroon 1996 Mitsubishi car, L/P-1480. He has not been seen or heard from since Friday morning.

Lobster season closes on a high note
The Fisheries Department has announced the official closure of the spiny lobster season, noting that the amount of lobster harvested for export has greatly increased.

Blogs

Life in Belize Moves at a Slower Pace, and That's Just Fine With Us
"It's just by chance we discovered Ambergris Caye, when a much-needed rest drew us to the island for a vacation. But it's the natural beauty that kept us coming back year after year and eventually deciding to move here permanently," says Dawn Schick. After years of 16-hour days as owners and operators of a Victorian B&B and cupcake shop in Richmond, Virginia, the easygoing lifestyle of San Pedro, on the island of Ambergris Caye, Belize, is just what she and her husband, Albert, were looking for. "We'd been vacationing here several times a year for more than six years and decided this would be our eventual retirement home. But after years of hard work in the restaurant and hospitality industry, we thought, why wait until 'someday,'? Why not take the plunge right now?" Dawn explains. So in 2010 they sold their businesses and most of their possessions, packed up their three Yorkie terriers, and headed south of the border to this tropical island off the coast of Belize. And island living hasn't disappointed. "We love being outdoors and the year-round warm weather lets us go snorkeling or paddle-boarding anytime we want.

Cayo Frances Farm & Fly�Again: Pictures, Pictures, Pictures
I spend a bunch of my time at Cayo Frances Farm & Fly ("the camp") on the west side of Ambergris Caye and I live, full-time, on the reef side of the island - 7 miles north of town. The camp is almost directly across the island - from reef side to the leeward side through the gorgeous and VERY SHALLOW lagoon system. At certain low tides, some spots are best measured in inches rather than feet. The back lagoons are filled with birds this time of year. There are quite a few wood storks, reddish egrets and spoonbills back there this year. A new video is in production and a new website being assembled - a new project is going to be announced. And since I am spending my morning sifting thru my 100s of totally UN-organized photos, picking out some favorites, I thought I'd share them with you.

International Sourcesizz

Pilot forced to make EMERGENCY LANDING after plane loses cabin pressure
A SOUTHWEST Airlines passenger jet was forced to make a dramatic emergency landing after the plane lost cabin pressure mid-flight. The flight from Belize, in Central America, to Denver was diverted after the cabin pressurisation stopped functioning. Pressurisation is vital at altitudes above 10,000 feet as low air pressure can cause several psychological conditions including decompression and altitude sickness. Southwest Airlines Flight 289 was diverted to Houston when it became clear the plane could not continue on its designated path.

MSC Southeast bringing in sustainable agriculture experts from Belize for February events
This week, Minnesota State College Southeast will be hosting a regional speaking tour for Christopher and Celini Nesbitt, experts in sustainable agriculture and founders of the Maya Mountain Research Farm in Belize. Their schedule will include several private and public speaking events. They will give a presentation at the Midwest Organic and Sustainable Education Service Conference in La Crosse and are scheduled for an interview with Minnesota Public Radio. At 5 p.m. Thursday Feb. 22, the public is invited to meet the Nesbitts when Christopher Nesbitt presents "The Future of Farming - Lessons from the Tropics" at Minnesota State College Southeast, Tandeski Center.

An Archaeologist, a Mysterious Ancient Citadel, and a Vanishing World
Recent news stories have directed the spotlight on the discovery of thousands of ancient Maya sites in the jungles of the Pet�n in Mesoamerica, still hidden under a tropical canopy. The knowledge of the likely existence of many such undiscovered sites in Mesoamerica is not new to archaeologists who specialize in the study of the ancient Maya, and the technology application known as LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging, a remote sensing method using pulsed laser to "see" what cannot be seen by the naked eye on the ground) that was used to rediscover these sites is also not new. In fact, archaeologist Anabel Ford has been using the results of this technology application for years. The following video tells her story about the rediscovery and conservation of El Pilar, a large ancient Maya city that, for the most part, still lies enshrouded in its forest canopy. She describes the discovery of what she has dubbed the 'citadel', an ancient Maya structural complex that differs markedly from anything else revealed in the land of the ancient Maya. She also relates, on the ground, the unfolding tragedy of a Maya preserve and heritage that is under daily threat of destruction. More detail about her recent work on the mysterious Maya "citadel' has been presented in the article, Uncovering the Citadel of El Pilar, published originally in the Spring 2016 issue of Popular Archaeology.

Videos

  • Burpees for Bella Fundraising Challenge, 1min. Marisa and Kristian Guerrero embarked on a fundraising effort to assist their friend Isabella Romero with medical expenses. They pledged to do one burpee for every dollar collected but found themselves collecting over $8,000. The fitness community in San Pedro, Belize comes together to help the Guerreros complete their burpee challenge.

  • From Yes to I Do...Channel 5 will follow You Finale, LIVE from Best Western Biltmore Belize

  • Gimme Punta Rock: Belizean Music, 54min. Made in the mid-1990s, this film about the music and cultures of Belize features the late, beloved "King of Punta Rock" Andy Palacio. A film by Peter and Suzanne Coonradt.

  • 5 Things I Learned In Belize - Kipp Campbell, 35min.

  • Belize_SanPedro, 6min.

  • Belize_CayeCaulker, 4min.

  • The Soul Ambrosia Retreat experience in Belize, 3.5min. Beth had some eye-opening, soul-nurturing, a-ha moments on retreat! Listen to her amazing insights here.

  • Nicole and Jamie on Soul Ambrosia Retreat Belize, 2min. These ladies have had an amazing week stretching themselves and doing things they never thought POSSIBLE! Listen to their experience on this amazing women's retreat in Belize.

  • Belize Inland Trip 2015 Chapter 3, 9min. Exploring a Mayan Ruin Xunantunich, Sculpture of Lady 2015.

  • Great Blue Hole Belize, 8.5min.

  • You Better Belize It 2017, 37min.

  • snorkeling in belize, 2min.

  • CDC Belize at Chetumal Carnival 2018, 2min.

  • Family Fun in Belize, 5min.

  • Tarpon Belize, 8min. Feeding a massive tarpon and getting my finger bit...

  • Belize Fishing - Cobia and Manatee, 8min. Belize Flats Fishing with live sardines and balloon float. Excellent experience and curious manatee near boat gave quite a show.

  • Baking jonny cakes in Punta Gorda, Belize, 4min. Local fast food eatery owner Miss Ellie Castillo of the well known Ellie's Kitchen on West Street prepares the dough to bake

  • Trip to Guatemala and Belize 2017 Full HD, 63min.

  • Lamanai Mayan Ruins & River Tour, Belize ~ Carnival Breeze, 5min. We wanted to visit some Mayan Ruins while in Belize and chose to book the Lamanai Mayan Ruins & River Boat Safari through Carnival. The tour was great and I highly recommend this excursion

  • Chinese New year's 2018 BELIZE CITY, 4min.

  • BDF FC vs Police United FC, 2hr.

  • What is an Ecomuseum?, 3min. The Belize City House of Culture and Downtown Rejuvenation Project plans to build an Ecomuseum in Downtown Belize City as part of its Soft Components, but what is an Ecomuseum? Here is a short video describing the process of building an Ecomuseum. Get in touch with the Project through its facebook page to find out how you could get involved in the process.