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The San Pedro Sun
Rotary Club of Ambergris Caye donates supplies to Dr. Otto Rodriguez San Pedro Polyclinic
Three pallets loaded with dozens of boxes containing medical supplies were handed over to the Dr. Otto Rodriguez San Pedro Polyclinic II on Wednesday, June 13th, courtesy of the Rotary Club of Ambergris Caye. This is one of the many donations the island club has given to the medical center, which continues striving to provide quality care to island residents.
The donation was made possible through a project headed by Rotarian Diane Tabony, which aims to continue supporting the island’s main medical center. The supplies consist of items needed for the day-to-day activities that will benefit most of the departments in the Clinic, including the Dental, Emergencies, and the laboratory. Rotarian Pete Davis was present when the supplies arrived from the mainland around 4PM. He said that the new items will definitely assist the medical staff at the Polyclinic to continue doing their job with fewer obstacles.
Wolfe’s Woofers: Magic Cenote
“Howard, it’s way too hot out here.”
“Yes, dear,” the tourist’s husband said.
“The mosquitos are terrible and I saw a big spider a while ago. I think we’ve already visited every Maya ruin in Belize. I want to go back to the hotel.”
“Marge, we’re in a group. We can’t leave until the tour is finished.”
Tico, our Belizean guide at the Santa Rita ruins, led us down a path into the jungle surrounding the ruin. We came to a spot with a huge hole in the ground.
“This is very special place,” he told us. “This is a cenote—an underground pool of water.”
SPRCS is a top performing school in the 2018 PSE
After Standard Six students sat through two days of intense Primary School Examinations (PSE), the Ministry of Education (MOE) released results on Thursday, June 8th. This year, a total of 7,271 Standard Six students sat the PSE countrywide on March 18th and May 4th, testing their knowledge in the four major subjects of Mathematics, English, Science, and Social Studies. Topping the country with 384 out of 400 total points was Hummingbird Elementary Haley Thurton from Belize District.
With 12 out of the top 25 scorers, the Belize District outperformed the remaining five districts. Among the top performers was islander Bryan Joan Roca, a student at San Pedro Roman Catholic School (SPRCS), who scored 368 total points out of 400, landing him in the #14 spot countrywide. Orange Walk had five top performers, Toledo and Cayo each had three and Corozal had two.
Misc Belizean Sources
Accident between mile 8 and 9 on the George Price Highway
Galen University students on Caye Caulker
The CCVC is excited to be hosting for the second time, Galen University Students studying Sustainable Development & Environmental Problems. They will also learn about the History of Caye Caulker. A big thank you to Mr. Edwardo Reyes Sr. for narrating his very own narrative on the History of Caye Caulker.
Plane crashes on the banks of the RÍO HONDO. Another suspected drug plane?
On June 13th Hora Noticia from the state of Quintana Roo reported that a suspected drug plane crashed within miles of the town of Ingenio Álvaro Obregon, there are talks of fatalities but unconfirmed. Mexican authorities have been silent on the incident, because it is presumed to be a shipment of cocaine.
The federal and military authorities of Quintana Roo and the state of Campeche, both have deployed a strong operative in the town of Ingenio Álvaro Obregón, where the plane crash was reported, as it encountered bad weather conditions - Fuente: Hora Noticia.
Around the sametime, our local media Belize Breaking News reported the following:-
"Last night, BBN received numerous reports of a plane flying low around 8:00 p.m. in the Corozal district.
According to reports, the plane was flying at a low height over Xaibe and Calcutta going toward the direction of Patchakan village.
University of Belize grads
We are proud of your accomplishments! Shout out to ALL our Embassy interns who graduated today! Congratulations!!!
Congratulations to all University of Belize graduates!
Made in Belize Expo at the National Agriculture & Trade Show Grounds in Belmopan
Great products, food and entrepreneurs.
Farmer killed by lightning in Shipyard
A Mennonite farmer of Camp Nine in Shipyard village, Orange Walk was struck by lightning during a thunderstorm in a freak accident on Saturday and was killed.
According to police, Jacob Weibe, 22, was mending a barbed wire fence in the rain when he was struck by lightning. When his brother went to check on him, he was unresponsive
Weibe was transported to the Northern Regional Hospital but was pronounced dead on arrival.
Belize donates $100,000 to Guatemala volcano victims
The government of Belize is making a $100,000 donation to the government of Guatemala to assist with ongoing relief efforts to aid victims affected by the deadly eruption of Volcan Del Fuego earlier this month, which killed and displaced hundreds of people.
The government of Belize said it was heartened and inspired by the outpour of sympathy and support displayed by Belizeans, non-governmental and faith based groups in responding swiftly to send relief supplies, building materials and funds to Guatemala to assist those affected by the volcano’s eruption.
Jeweler arrested for killing neighbor
Belize city jeweler, Manuel Pacheco, has been arrested for the shocking Thursday evening murder of businessman Jose Villanueva, 50, on East Collet canal near the corner of the pound yard bridge.
Pacheco reportedly shot Villanueva, his neighbor with whom he’d had an ongoing dispute with. Pacheco and Villanueva, whose jewelry and mechanic shops sit beside one another, were engaged in an argument that afternoon. Pacheco then reportedly went for a gun and shot Villanueva from over the fence while Villanueva stood in his yard.
Breaking Belize News
South Cebada conservation post inaugurated
On Thursday, June 14, 2018, The Government of Belize inaugurated the South Cebada Conservation Post in the Chiquibul National Park.
The post was constructed under the Chiquibul Forest Investment Initiative (CFII). […]
Former Mayor, Joseph Sampson, pulls out of PUP Dangriga convention
Yesterday we reported that the People’s United Party (PUP) had allowed six candidates to contest its convention in Dangriga next Sunday.
Well, today we have received reports that that number has been cut to five. […]
76-year-old man robbed at gunpoint in Toledo
Police are investigating a burglary that occurred on Thursday.
According to reports, Tom Mckinney, 76, a Belizean Missionary of Mile 15, San Antonio Road, Toledo District reported to authorities that on Thursday, June 14, 2018, about 1:30 a.m., while asleep, he was awakened by his dogs barking. […]
Orange Walk couple busted with weed
On Friday morning around 5:35, Orange Walk Police conducted a search at the residence of Robert Bruce Johnston, 28, on Rio Bravo Street in Orange Walk Town. […]
Tropic Air & Copa Airlines Announce Agreement; Opposing Views About International Airport on Ambergris Caye
Friday morning I attended a morning press conference in San Pedro where Belize’s Tropic Air announced an alliance with Copa Airlines.
Jules Vasquez of Channel 7 news was there to ask Minister Heredia about the proposed international airport on North Ambergris Caye – Basil Jones International Airport.
While many speculate that this idea is some sort of government boondoggle – there has been a recent article in a Quintana Roo newspaper suggesting that it will happen.
Lobster parties in San Pedro, Belize!
Lobster Season celebration continues in San Pedro today with events at Pirate's Not-So-Secret Beach Bar & Grill during the day and at Estel's Dine By the Sea tonight!
Below are some images from the event held at El Divino Restaurant last night!
The celebration continues tomorrow north of San Pedro Town! During the day at the The Dive Bar and at night by the Pirates Treasure Restaurant and Bar!
Belize Hol Chan Marine Reserve Compilation, 10min. A compilation of our videos from Hol Chan Marine Reserve in Belize in February 2018. Scuba & Snorkeling and lots of marine life!
Crave House of Flavor, Belize, 2min. A classy, tranquil bistro located in downtown San Ignacio, Belize on West Street. It serves a diverse menu for all type of appetizers.
Belize Shark Ray Alley Snorkeling Compilation, 5.5min. Belize Shark Ray Alley: a compilation of our snorkeling in February 2018. Turtle, Eagle Ray, Sharks and lots of fish!
Belize Hol Chan Marine Reserve Scuba Diving, 2min.
Belize Hol Chan Marine Reserve Scuba Diving, min.
Scuba Diving Belize Hol Chan Marine Reserve February 2018
Belize Reef Snorkeling, 1.5min. Explore the underwater beauty of the reefs off the coast of Belize as we snorkel and go conch shell hunting!
Toledo Rumberas vs Jewel Fury (NAWL) Game 1 of Championships!! , 2.5hr.
Congratulations to all University of Belize graduates!, 19min. Keynote address by Deputy Prime Minister Hon. Patrick Faber!