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The San Pedro Sun
Belize Water Services says San Mateo water shortage is temporary
San Mateo residents are complaining of running water shortages, mostly periodic low water pressure that has forced them to fill buckets, bins, and bottles for backup. Belize Water Services (BWS), the island’s water service provider, has indicated that the issue is temporary and attributes the cause to an increase in demand of the customer service water line feeding San Mateo. The line can no longer provide the necessary water pressure for the number of people living in that area. According to company personnel, the water line is being upgraded and it is due to such works that the supply of water to the said subdivision has been affected. Residents say that for over a week, water flow fluctuates during certain hours of the day and even at night. In some areas, the water cuts off completely. BWS explains that this occurs when their ground personnel is working on the uplifting of the water line supplying water to San Mateo. The project is being done in phases, and as each one is complete, works move forward to the next area where an upgrade is needed. It is estimated that the project will take around a year to a year and a half.
Ambergris Caye Rotary Club continues to fundraise and support community organizations
The Dr. Otto Rodriguez San Pedro Polyclinic II continues to be recipient of the kind donations from the Rotary Club of Ambergris Caye. The latest donation was a much-needed defibrillator among other medical supplies that were handed over on Friday, March 9th. The Rotarians also held a dollar drive that same Friday and another one on Saturday, March 10th throughout San Pedro, collecting a total of $4,807.47 in cash donations. The Club also reported other donations that brings up the total amount of collections to $11,007.47. The funds are intended to be used to benefit the Ambergris Caye via different community programs. Rotarian Diane Tabony thanks the community’s involvement on the island, which allows the Rotary Club to assist San Pedro Town in different areas. According to her, helping the Polyclinic is always one of their top priorities.
San Pedro Junior Sailing Club participates in the 90th Baron Bliss Harbour Regatta
The Belize Sailing Association’s 90th Baron Bliss Harbour Regatta saw the Participation of the re-activated San Pedro Junior Sailing Club (SPJSC). Held on Sunday, March 11th in front of the BTL Park in Belize City, the sailing competition saw sailors compete in four different categories. The traditional “Triangle Course” with equal sides of one nautical mile was used for the Lighters and Multihulls competitors, while a separate course of one and a half nautical miles was laid for the Optimist and Laser sailors. In the Laser Category, after four races, the first place went to Trent Hardwick of the Belize City Sailing Club (BCSC) and the second place went to Wilson Rivera from Placencia Sailing Club. In the Multihulls Category, Antonio and Manuel Rivera from BCSC took the first place, while the second place went to Keith Hardwick and Jabian Young also from BCSC. In the Lighters Category, the United team took the victory.
SPHS hosts Science Fair 2018
Under the theme: “Brighter Future through Science and Innovation” the San Pedro High School (SPHS) hosted its annual Science Fair on Friday, March 9th. A large crowd visited the high school compound to view the science experiments, ideas and research presentations that the students had developed.
The high school gates officially opened at 10AM. Following a short opening ceremony, attendees visited the various booths where students explained their science experiments, research, observation and conclusion of their project to the spectators. The projects ranged from engineering, recycling, solar science, physics and even how to tackle the amount of garbage affecting the island.
Misc Belizean Sources
Come celebrate the Spring Equinox at Marco Gonzalez Maya Site Sunday morning at 10pm!
The Marco Gonzalez Maya Site Non-Profit Organization happily invites the public to celebrate All Things New at their Spring Equinox Event to take place on Sunday, March 18, 2018 at the Marco Gonzalez Archaeological Reserve.
Street claims Another Life
At 3:00 a.m. on Saturday, 17th March, 2018 police went to an area between Mahogany and Sittee Street where they found the body of 26 year old Kendis Flowers. He had a gunshot wound left eye. On the ground next to the Mayflower Street resident, officers also found a Daewoo brand .9mm pistol with one 9mm live round.
LIONFISH CEVICHE on CAYE CAULKER !!!!
Haven't tried it before? Then you should!!
1/2 pound w/chips
SPHS male are CCC regional champs in softball. Both male and female won!
BTB partners with Avianca for Adventure Familiarization Tour
Beautiful day today at the Alejo Beni Park in Dangriga for Reef Fair 2018!
It's a day of fun with the family and an excellent chance to learn about our Belize Barrier Reef World Heritage site
Breaking Belize News
Six Belizeans shot, 4 dead in less than 24 hours
Early this morning, well known Ghost Town associate, Kendis Flowers was shot and killed on Mahogany Street in Belize City.
Within 24 hours after the fatal shooting of Flowers, Belize City police are dealing with three (3) separate shooting incidents in the city’s underworld.
Another man gunned down in Belize City
Another shooting has been reported in Belize City tonight.
According to reports, a barrage of bullets ran out a short while ago on Nargusta street in the St. Martin’s area of Belize City.
Man shot tonight in critical condition
A man was shot earlier tonight on Gibnut Street in Belize City. The identity of the victim has not yet been released.
Two women shot dead in Belize City tonight
There was a fatal shooting in Belize City tonight.
According to reports, 2 women were shot on Tibruce Street.
The two women have succumbed to their injuries.
Dumps trucks causing problems on the roads
Word has reached Breaking Belize News that there have been several incidents involving stones falling from dump trucks and causing damage to vehicles on the road.
Our newsroom was informed that the loads in the dump trucks were either uncovered or insufficiently covered, which lead to stones falling off and cracking windshields and in some cases causing dents to vehicles both incoming and behind the dump trucks.
UDP’s in San Ignacio and Santa Elena celebrate victory
On Sunday, March 11, 2018, the San Ignacio and Santa Elena United Democratic Party team held their victory rally on the banks of the Macal River in Santa Elena Town.
The team was sworn in as the new council for San Ignacio & Santa Elena by UDP Chairman Alberto August.
BNTU announces National Rally this Thursday
The Belize National Teachers Union (BNTU) issued a press release today informing that the union will be engaging in a march and rally on Thursday, March 22, 2018 in Belmopan.
The BNTU says that after consultation with their membership, they have gotten the mandate to plan and execute activities to show support to families and communities affected by the recent spike in heinous crimes against women and children.
On Avocados, Cops and Stupidity
My grandmother’s people are from San Estevan and she is a proud “Aguacatera”. She knows her avocados and thanks to her DNA, I inherited a love for those luscious pears. Every Belizean acknowledges, no matter how reluctantly, that the very best avocados in Belize are from San Estevan and its surrounds. The biggest ones grow in Corozal. It is known – dah soh.
Police’s “Avocado Suppression Unit” cause public outcry
A video gone viral of police officers physically abusing an avocado vendor has caused a public outcry.
In the footage, police officers are seen manhandling the male vendor and throwing him and his avocados inside a waiting police mobile.
PUP to host victory rally tonight at Pound Yard
Tonight at 6 pm the People’s United Party (PUP) will have its victory rally at Pound Yard bridge in Belize City.
The victory rally comes on the heels of the March 7 victory in the Belize City Council election.
Belize Diabetes Association Corozal Branch: Held their Bridging the GAP Community Outreach Fair
Diabetes is a disease in which your blood glucose, or blood sugar, levels are too high. Glucose comes from the foods you eat. Insulin is a hormone that helps the glucose get into your cells to give them energy. With type 1 diabetes, your body does not make insulin. With type 2 diabetes, the more common type, your body does not make or use insulin well. Without enough insulin, the glucose stays in your blood. You can also have prediabetes. This means that your blood sugar is higher than normal but not high enough to be called diabetes. Having pre-diabetes puts you at a higher risk of getting type 2 diabetes.
20,000 Strong Womens Rally in Belize City Brings out Skeptics; Makes Me Cry
Yesterday, women and children from every district in Belize woke up before dawn to fly, drive, bus and walk to march for equality. To come together and show our country that we have a voice, that we are not passive, that we should not live fear – that we will not take discrimination, bullying, violence and abuse lying down. That the women of Belize deserve equal education and healthcare opportunities as men.
It was absolutely breathtaking and beautiful. I started crying too many times.
Thank goodness for sunglasses.
Guatemala Prepares for Vote in Land Dispute with Belize
Guatemala is laying fresh claim to 19,600 square kilometers of land that currently belong to Belize in a territorial dispute that has been raging for more than 200 years.
The Supreme Electoral Tribunal (TSE) has prepared a 'popular consultation' on the territorial, insular and maritime dispute with Belize, with the vote due to be held on April 15.
Under the slogan 'Vote for Guate,' the Guatemalan government has allocated more than US$41 million to ask the population if the nation should bring the issue before the International Court of Justice.
Belize's Prime Minister the Right Honourable Dean Barrow arrives in San Pedro Town to join the newly elected UDP San Pedro Town Council in their victory rally Saturday night, 14min.
Belize's Prime Minister the Right Honourable Dean Barrow arrives in San Pedro Town, 5min.
Mikey Garcia says his time working on a community project in Punta Gorda town is not for publicity; but service from the heart., 2min.
Changes at the Belize International Airport, min. For those who haven't been to the Belize International Airport in a while, or haven't been at all yet - here is video of all the changes over the past year! It is a charming airport and you'll know you are somewhere exotic 1
Here is a slide show of the CJC EXPO & TRADE SHOW 2018 held yesterday at the CJC Campus, 6min. Very colourful booths. Great food. Highly talented students. Great support from the private sector. Here is the hope that these students will take this experience beyond the Expo and Trade Show and apply some of it when they leave school. The possibilities are endless. Just think what you created under a tent you just pitched overnight. We know there was a lot of preparation and logistics beforehand but such is life. We have to work hard and always be prepared. You all can do this
BELIZE Winter Delegation 2018, 6.5min.
Belize Montage, 7min. Shot on Red One and Canon 5DMKII. All filtering done in camera!
No Turning back Part 2 (Highschool Movie for English Class ) - Belize, 13min.
Spanish lookout Belize 60th anniversary, 2min.
Half Moon Key Belize 2018, 1min.
Dodging potholes on North Road in San Pedro, Belize at sunset, 1min.
Jill and Neil’s Belize Adventure, February 15-25, 2011, 9min. Belize~Jewel of the Caribbean. From the lodges of Bird's Eye View, Lamanai Outpost, Pook's Hill and Five Sister's, we explored most of these habitats and their rich wildlife just outside our doors. Cultural events include visiting Maya Ruins at Caracol and Lamanai and the world class Belize Zoo.
Snorkeling on Ambergris Caye, Belize, 5min.
Cave Tubing on the Cave Branch River, Belize, 5min.
Shark Alley, Ambergris Caye, Belize, 3min. Snorkeling with the nurse sharks in Ambergris Caye, Belize on March 15, 2018.
Hol Chan Reef, Ambergris Caye, Belize, 5min. Snorkeling on Hol Chan Reef in Ambergris Caye, Belize, on March 15, 2018.
Marie Sharps Hot Sauce Factory Tour Part 1, 8min.
20.000 Strong Rally,