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The San Pedro Sun

Easy access to technology has led to an increase in cyberbullying
As technology has become more accessible to young people, cyberbullying has increased in our society. According to a report by I-SAFE Foundation, cyberbullying has become a serious problem among teens and it is up to everyone in the community to help fight the problem. Cyberbullying can take many forms such as sending mean messages or threats to a person’s email account or cell phone, spreading rumors online or through texts, posting hurtful or threatening messages on social media network sites or web pages, stealing a person’s account information to break into their account and send damaging messages, pretending to be someone else online to hurt another person, taking unflattering pictures of a person and spreading them through cell phones or the internet and circulating sexually suggestive pictures or messages about a person.

William ‘Danny’ Mason returns to court on kidnapping charges
Accused murderer William ‘Danny’ Mason along with his alleged accomplices appeared in court for the first time months on Monday, April 23rd in Belmopan City. Mason and his companions (Ashton Vanegas, Keiron and Terrence Fernandez, and Ernest Henry Castillo) are serving time at the Belize Central Prison for the decapitation of Pastor Lewellyn Lucas back in 2016. This time they were brought in for the alleged kidnapping of a Mennonite couple that occurred around the same time Lucas was murdered. Mason’s legal defence requested that the kidnapping charges be thrown out based on insufficient evidence.

Island football team to participate in Belize National Inter-District Championship 2018
On Friday, April 20th, the Football Federation of Belize (FFB) issued a press release stating the names of the 16 teams that will be participating in the National Amateur Inter-District Club Championship 2018. Among the teams announced was San Pedro’s very own, Terror Squad Football Club, who recently claimed sub-champions of Copa San Pedro 2017. The round of sixteen home and away knockout series will commence on Saturday, May 5th to 6th and will see Calcutta Young Starz versus Trinidad F.C, Progresso F.C taking on Terror Squad F.C, and Chunox F.C going up against Kelly Street F.C., Valley United F.C will take on Red Bull F.C, Arenal F.C versus Peniarol F.C, Elite F.C will face Club Atletico, Tribal F.C versus Dangriga Department of Youth Service, and B&B Landshark F.C will go against Altitude F.C. The eight winners of these rounds of games will qualify to enter the quarterfinal round which will be held on Tuesday, May 15th.

ACES Open Day celebrates inclusivity as Autism Month closes
Ambergris Caye Elementary School (ACES) held an informative and exciting Open Day on April 27, 2018. Under the theme “Bring Learning to Life”, the day coincided with the ending of Autism Month. Students in each classroom had prepared a variety of presentations showcasing the various strategies used for different types of learning. ACES operates under the belief that all children are capable of learning, and thus by working together and being inclusive, the classroom can be a wonderful place for all students. Joining the Open Day activities was Ms. Myra Arzu, Special Education Officer from the National Resource Center for Inclusive Education (NaRCIE). Operating under the Ministry of Education, Arzu was on hand to sensitize attendees about the role they play in special-needs students’ education, as well as to recruit children with special needs.

Misc Belizean Sources


Road Warriors Bike Show 2018
The 4th annual Road Warriors Bike Show will be in Belmopan on Saturday, May 19th, and Ascenthium will be performing. There will be food, fun and games, and motorcycle stunts. "Belmopan! we are heading to you on May 19th for a killer 2 set performance, Courtesy of the Road Warriors Motorcycle Club! tell your friends and spread the word! its a show you won't wanna miss. first set starts at 7pm!"

Director of Tourism Karen Bevans at the Skift Forum in Europe!
This year the location is Berlin. The one-day conference is considered the 'premier European travel event' and focused on top tourism marketers, strategists and technologists in the industry.

National Agriculture & Trade Show Grounds
Great day at the National Agriculture & Trade Show Grounds

Back by popular demand, Lady Liberty makes her second annual appearance at the National Agric Fair today!

The Reporter

Drug run turns fatal RTA
Three people are badly injured and one dead, after an apparent drug trafficking run turned into severe road traffic accident on the Phillip Goldson Highway. Police reported that around 12:50 a.m. officers at the checkpoint set up at the intersection of the Phillip Goldson Highway and Burrell […]

Man allegedly stabs friend and girlfriend in jealous rage
A Belize City man is under investigation for allegedly stabbing his girlfriend and roommate over a domestic dispute. Police say that Jefferson Jacobo, allegedly stabbed 20-year-old Joselyn Duarte and 21-year-old Manuel Acosta several times after 1:00 a.m. this morning at his home on Freetown Road. Police say […]

Inspiration Center to receive $160,000 donation
The Inspiration Center, the facility headed by the Special Envoy for Women and Children (SEWC) Kim Simplis Barrow, which delivers various forms therapy to children with diverse abilities, is set to receive a $160,000 from See & Taste Belize, a non-profit organization based in the US. […]

Businessman killed in San Pedro
By: Benjamin Flowers Police are investigating a shooting in San Pedro last night that claimed the life of 25 year old Honduran businessman Reniery Adalid Figueroa Garcia. Initial reports are that around 8:00 p.m. Garcia was at his shop, Dickey’s Store, when two men, one armed with a gun, entered […]

Belize represented at regional customs conference
Belize was one of four countries with representation at the 3rd annual Regional Training Against Illegal Trade and Customs Defraudation held in San Salvador between the 25 and 26 April,2018. Superintendent Howell Gillett, Commander of Eastern Division, Region One, represented Belize at the event, alongside participants from […]

International Sourcesizz

Will Global Warming Create Larger Hurricanes?
As the planet warms, the extra heat and moisture available to hurricanes are expected to make them more destructive. Computer modeling work consistently indicates that greenhouse warming will increase the average intensity of global tropical cyclones by 2 - 11% by 2100, with an increase in the number of Category 4 and 5 storms (though the majority of the models predict that the number of weaker tropical cyclones will decrease). Global warming is also expected to make tropical cyclones rainier, with up to 20% more precipitation falling within 100 km of the storm center. But how might the areal size of these great storms change in our warming climate? Storm size is a crucial factor in determining how large a hurricane’s storm surge will be and how much damage it will cause. With hurricane storm surges progressively riding inland on top of ever-increasing sea levels, any increase in storm size could greatly increase storm surge damage.

Formation Of An Area Of Disturbed Weather In the Area From The Northern Lesser Antilles & Virgin Islands To Just East Of The Bahamas Is On The Table For Late Next Week & Next Weekend
I will be watching the area just east of the Bahamas and just north of Puerto Rico late next week through next weekend as it looks increasingly more likely that an area of disturbed weather may form here. In fact, an area of low pressure may form in this area of disturbed weather and whatever disturbance does form will need to be monitored for possible tropical development. The weather pattern next week across the western Atlantic is expected to consist of a east-southwastward moving frontal boundary located well offshore of the US East Coast and a fairly strong high pressure ridge that will be located along the Mid-Atlantic and Carolina coastline. I think that it is quite possible that we could see, at the minimum, an area of disturbed weather form at the tail end of this front just east of the Bahamas and that this system could try to spin up into a sub-tropical or tropical system. A majority of the model guidance continue to show this potential:

Caribbean eyes untapped potential of world’s largest climate fund
The Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) also known as the 5Cs, is looking for ways to boost the region’s access to the Green Climate Fund (GCF). The centre is on the hunt for proposals from the private and public sector organisations around the region that want to work with the Centre to develop their ideas into successful projects that are in line with their country’s national priorities to build resilience to climate change. The 5Cs, the agency with responsibility for coordinating climate action in the Caribbean, has doubled its efforts in wake of the 2017 Hurricane Season which saw the devastation of several islands and which exacerbates the need for climate proofing critical infrastructure a building resilience.

He promised people paradise — and sent them to their deaths
In September 1822, about 250 largely impoverished Scots uprooted their lives to embark on what appeared to be the journey of a lifetime, sailing to a prosperous Central American country called Poyais to start anew. But rather than finding a land overflowing with vegetation, livestock, workable soil and opportunities galore as they were promised, “Poyais” was a barren nightmare of unfarmable land and hostile natives. Expecting to build new and better lives, they had instead fallen victim to one of the most audacious and deadly swindles in history, one that most didn’t survive. The new book “Hoax: A History of Deception” by Ian Tattersall and Peter Nevraumont (Black Dog & Leventhal), out now, features 50 tales of frauds and cons from throughout history. Perhaps none, though, was more brazen than Gregor MacGregor’s Poyais scam.


  • Jaguar in the Mountain Pine Ridge, 10sec. Here is a nice video of a jaguar from the most recent survey in the Mountain Pine Ridge in Belize. Trying out some new Reconyx cameras with video and white flash. The light might be a little annoying to him, but it makes for some nice video!

  • Caves of the Chibuibul, 6min.

  • Belize Agressor Dive Enthusiasts! Take note!, 2.5min. Come explore the world's second largest barrier reef in beautiful Belize aboard the Belize Aggressor III and the Belize Aggressor IV!

  • Watch This Paddleboarder Get Straight-Up Wrecked By A Dolphin, 1/2min. It was rapper and poet Ludacris who once suggested that if you are in his way, you should kindly move. That’s likely what this dolphin thought as it body-slammed a stand-up paddleboarder in Gracetown, Western Australia. The paddleboarder, a 54-year-old who gave his name as Andrew, told 7News Sydney on Saturday that the dolphins were likely herding fish. “One of them for some reason decided to jump out of the water and took me out quite well,” Andrew said. “Hats off to him, he connected with me really well,” he added.

  • Samantha J live in Concert in San Pedro Belize, 2min. For the 1st time at the Angel Nunez Auditorium June 2nd Starting @ 9pm Until... There will be enough performances by local Artist and enough entertainment as of Wednesday you can get your tickets at any PINK BOUTIQUE Pre sold tickets will be @ $40bz at $50bz at the Door ULTRA VIP tickets will be $275 bz this will include 4 persons so get your tickets and don’t miss out !

  • 2015 Chasing Dolphin Turneffe Flats, Belize, 2.5min.

  • 2015 Bean to Bar Demonstration Belcampo Lodge, Belize, 3min.

  • Backpacking Belize - Good Bye Mexico - Hello Belize, 8min. After an incredible 2 months in Mexico it's finally time to move forward. In this video Sabrina and I head to Belize - Ambergris Caye to the small island town of San Pedro. We take a boat from Chetumal Mexico 1.5 hours to San Pedro. What a wild little place!

  • CAYE CAULKER BELIZE- WATCH FOR THE KILLER FISH AT THE END!, 12min. Snorkeling in Belize Caye Caulker, Shark Ray Alley and Hol Chan Marine Reserve.

  • Xunantunich Ruin, 4min.

  • Xunantunich Ruin Part 2, 4min.

  • Climbing the Altun Ha ancient Temple!, 2.5min.


  • Dolphin DIve Belize 2017, 3min.

  • Loggerhead Sea Turtle Up Close Belize, 1/2min.

  • Belize 2018 Horseback riding clip, 3min.

  • Adventures in Belize 2018, 4min.

  • My Fly Fishing experience in Belize, 2.5min.

  • Belmopan Bandits SC vs Police United FC, 2.5hr.

  • Tropic Air Check in area for connecting in country flights at International Airport just got bigger and better, 1min. New digs at Belize International Airport. We are expanding our check in area to better accommodate you. Thanks for making us the Airline of Belize.