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The San Pedro Sun

San Pedro Lobster Festival 2018 activities announced
As the San Pedro Annual Lobster Fest 2018 Extravaganza draws near, the week-long activities have been announced. The fun begins on Friday, June 15th and will culminate with a grand block party on Saturday, June 23th at the Central Park. With just a few days left before the grand opening date, organizers are busy at work, making final touches for this year's much anticipated 2018 Lobster Fest. One of the most popular activities is the Lobster Crawl, in which crawlers are invited to visit the participating establishments and get their Lobster Fest Passport stamped. As usual, each stamp will earn you a chance to win the grand raffle prize consisting of the ultimate vacation package for two to the 2019 Lobster Fest. Passports can be obtained at the participating establishments.

Wolfe's Woofers: Language
At the beachside bar where we play darts Mario and I took practice shots while we waited for Vernon and Juan. Juan came in looking completely worn out. "Man, this making a living is hard work," he said. "It was hot out there pouring cement today." "You work too hard," Mario said. "People say money can't buy happiness." "It can if you use the money to buy beer," Juan told him. "I'm going to the bar to buy some happiness right now."

Los Catrachos F.C are the 2018 Xcalak Football Marathon Champions
San Pedro's Los Catrachos Football Club are champions of the Xcalak Football Marathon 2018, held in Xcalak, Mexico on Saturday, June 2nd. The marathon was organized as part of the Mexican village's 118th Anniversary festivities and saw the participation of eight teams from Xcalak, Mahaual, Chetumal, Sarteneja (Corozal Town), and San Pedro Town. The eight teams were divided into groups of four (A & B).In their first match, Los Catrachos F.C (group B) dominated 5-0 over Copper Bank F.C. The marathon then saw a tight match between Sarteneja F.C and Los Catrachos F.C, which ended in a 1-1 draw. In the next match, Los Catrachos F.C won 3-0 over Chetumal F.C, and claimed the victory in their group, advancing to the championship match.

Misc Belizean Sources


Fire in the Bahia Puesta del Sol area of CayeCaulker
A fire completely destroyed a small wooden structure in Caye Caulker Saturday, June 9th in the Bahia Puesta del Sol area. No one was hurt in the incident. However, residents in Caye Caulker are questioning the cause of the fire. According to them, it is very odd because the structure had no electricity and no one was at home.

Community Clean-up Day!
In an effort to keep La Isla Bonita clean, The San Pedro Town Council (SPTC) held a clean-up campaign this morning in the DFC and Escalante subdivisions of San Pedro Town! Many residents joined in and collected large amounts of trash that were an eyesore in the area. Another clean-up day is being planned for a different sub-division on the island and the island community is encouraged to participate. Kudos to the SPTC and everyone who came out this morning to support this initiative!

The Reporter

Father accidentally shoots two week old baby
A two week old baby was accidentally shot by the father with a pellet gun after 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 8th in Dangriga. The baby was airlifted to the Karl Huesner Memorial Hospital for further medical attention. Her condition is listed as critical. […]

Man killed in Ladyville
Police are investigating the circumstances that lead to the shooting death of a man in Ladyville between last night and this morning. Police say that they responded to a call that led them to a house on Peter Lewis Street around 7:45 this morning to find 29-year-old Phylmore King lying on the veranda of the upper flat of the two-story house Police also said he had a gunshot wound to the back of his head. They transported his body to the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital, with a post-mortem examination pending. […]

Narco plane lands in Guatemala
Guatemalan miltary spotted a suspicious plane circling the area north of Peten on its radar this Saturday, June 9th, which resulted in a forced landing in the Nacional Siera de Lancandon Park. Inicial reports say that 800 kilos of cocaine, all terrain vehicles and high caliber weapons were found on the scene. Military soldiers followed the plane's trail and managed to detain Mexican, Reynaldo Marin Reyes, Guatemalans, Evelio Izquierdo Moralez and Juan Jose Paredez - who plays football on the Guastoya National team. […]

Man killed in Ladyville
Police are investigating the circumstances that lead to the shooting death of a man in Ladyville between last night and this morning. Police say that they responded to a call that led them to a house on Peter Lewis Street around 7:45 this morning to find 29-year-old Phylmore King lying on the veranda of the upper flat of the two-story house Police also said he had a gunshot wound to the back of his head. They transported his body to the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital, with a post-mortem examination pending. […]

Man reportedly shot in Hattieville
A man was reportedly shot this morning in Hattieville. Information reaching the Reporter is that the incident happened on a veranda somewhere behind the police station early this morning and that there was an argument between the accused and the killer.[…]

Repairs to commence on KHMH roof
After three months of operating below capacity, the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital Authority is preparing to carry out the necessary repairs to the facility's roof. The KHMHA announced that the repairs are scheduled to begin on Monday, June 11, after a thorough assessment done by local engineers and a special consultant team from Mexico. The Hospital authority said that the work to restore the hospital's full functions will be applied over the next few months. […]

Breaking Belize NewsPJ

St. Martin's Credit Union opens new branch in Benque Viejo Town
Today, community members and shareholders of Saint Martin's Credit Union (SMCU) gathered together to commemorate the historic opening of a new SMCU Branch in Benque Viejo del Carmen.[�]

Belizeans contribute to Guatemala's volcano victims
Belizeans across the country swiftly moved into action collecting and donating items to assist the victims of Guatemala's catastrophic Fuego Volcano. On social media, Guatemalans have been expressing their gratitude to the Belizean community for the donations. [�]

Belize population to grow to 400,000 in 2018; economists concerned
This year Belize is projected to have a population of almost 400,000 citizens. A publication by the Statistical Institute of Belize (SIB) puts projections at approximately 398,050 [�]

SIB: "3 in 5 persons age 15-24 have had sexual intercourse."
In 2015 the Statistical Institute of Belize (SIB) released a publication on key sexual indicators for the country's young men and women. The publication revealed that 3 in every 5 persons aged 15-24 had experienced sexual intercourse. [�]

Orange Walk man busted for drug trafficking
Yesterday at around 12:40 p.m., a police search conducted at the residence of Luis Alberto Montejo, 39, from Guinea Grass village, Orange Walk, led to the discovery of large amounts of marijuana. [�]

Corozal Resident found with crack
Yesterday, police patrolling on Consejo Road conducted a search on Luis Villamil, 20, a resident of Consejo village, Corozal. A white transparent plastic bag with one gram of crack cocaine was found on his person. [�]

Police investigate murder of Hattieville man
Police are investigating the murder of a Hattieville construction worker.This morning around 7:45, police went to Peter Lewis street in Hattieville village and saw a man lying on the verandah with a gunshot wound to the back of his head. [�]

Police: Man stabbed in abdomen in San Jose, Orange Walk
Orange Walk police are investigating a stabbing incident that has left a young man hospitalized.Last night around 7:30, Victor Manuel Ruiz, 19, was walking on an unnamed street in, San Jose Village [�]

Moist conditions to continue
The 24-hour forecast is for mainly moist weather to continue over most areas. Cloudy skies with a few isolated showers and thunderstorms are expected today. The wind will blow from the East at 10 to 20 knots. [�]

Philmore King shot dead in Hattieville
BBN has today confirmed that there was a murder in the village of Hattieville. The victim has been identified as Philmore King. [�]


Men at Work 2018 was inside Corozal House of Culture
On Friday June 8, 2018 The Corozal House of Culture (NICH) was pleased to present the 6TH Annual Men at Work Art Exhibit. It commenced at 7pm and the sits where are filled up by locals. The majority of time, men are occupied producing their work in order to provide for their families. This young boys and older men came out to publicize there art inside the Corozal House of Culture. Many of this painters range from all ages to promote there dedicated time and paintings they have done. All of the Art Work where on sale. Wine tasting was the most tastefully flavor you could have ever tasted. Wine taste was given to those who attended at the event by "FLOR DE FORTUNA". It is made out of Hibiscus flower and it is left to froment until it tuns to wine. The owners of this bottle company has been making this bottled wine for over 10 years and you can buy them at Family Store.

International Sourcesizz

Western Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico on alert for possible tropical storm late this week
A tropical low could strengthen into the second named storm of the 2018 Atlantic Basin tropical season late this week. All eyes will be on the western Caribbean later this week, an area that looks to have the right conditions for a new tropical system to brew. "A tropical low is expected to develop north of the Nicaraguan coast around midweek," said AccuWeather Meteorologist Brett Rossio. As the week progresses, the system looks to lift northward through the western Caribbean Sea, and eventually could reach the Gulf of Mexico. Depending on the exact conditions at the time, this low could become the next tropical depression or tropical storm in the Atlantic Basin.

Another Bajan Tridents poor showing
Belize's football is currently ranked three places below Barbados but that Central American country's team has nonetheless managed to hold the islanders to a goalless draw in a friendly fixture played on the island. The Bajan Tridents' failure to score was a let-down for Barbadian fans who suffered a similar indignity of seeing their country being held to a goalless draw back in March against Bermuda, another team ranked below Barbados on the FIFA scale. Speaking after the match Sunday, May 3, Barbados Football Association Technical Director, Ahmed Mohammed said despite being held down by the two lesser ranked sides in the international friendlies, Belize and Bermuda must be seen as different opponents posing varied challenges and therefore they could not be compared.

Carmel couple raising $65K to help rebuild Belizean church after collapse
A Carmel family is helping raise funds to rebuild a church in Belize's Lemonal Village. For the last two years, villagers have worshipped in a tent after the church collapsed. Matt Hayden's wife, Natalie, and his mother-in-law, Rosamond Perez, are from two neighboring villages in Belize. The couple learned of the villagers' need after attending Natalie's grandmother's funeral in Lemonal Village in February. "This church (St. Luke's), which sat next door to my mother-in-law's birth home, provided Natalie's family the foundation of Christian faith as well as an education to my mother-in-law," Matt said. "It truly set the table for the entire family's faith, education and value systems. Natalie's uncle, Rev. Constancio Perez, had been resident priest there almost 20 years."


  • St. Francis Xavier Standard II R.C. School's Educational Trip to Xunantunich, 3min. St. Francis Xavier Standard II R.C. School's Educational Trip Part II Corozal was an impressive visit to our Xunantunich Maya Archaeological Site; also known as the "Stone Woman" located across the San Jose Succotz Village in the Cayo District; the bus ride from the Green Iguana Conservation Project in San Ignacio took us another 15-20 minutes drive to the riverside village and a short hop on a hand cranked flat deck ferry for this unimaginable and indescribable journey back in time.

  • Belize Trip, 3.5min.

  • St. Martin's Credit Union Benque Branch Inaugural Ceremony, 58min.

  • The Books of Chilam Balam, 4.5min. (The sacred Book of the Yucatec Maya): The Books of Chilam Balam are handwritten, chiefly 17th and 18th-centuries Maya miscellanies, named after the small Yucatec towns where they were originally kept, and preserving important traditional knowledge in which indigenous Maya and early Spanish traditions have coalesced. Written in the Yucatec Maya language and using the Latin alphabet, the manuscripts are attributed to a legendary author called Chilam Balam, a chilam being a priest who gives prophecies and balam a common surname meaning 'Jaguar'. Some of the texts actually contain prophecies about the coming of the Spaniards to Yucat�n while mentioning a chilam Balam as their first author.