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The San Pedro Sun
National News: The deadly cost of renal failure and dialysis in Belize
Belizeans across the country have, for years, been paying a steep price for dialysis treatment, in many instances giving up and losing the battle due to the prohibitive expense. The Ministry of Health (MOH), announced on Tuesday, July 10th that they are currently spending $2 million dollars to subsidize these life-sustaining expenses. These funds are allegedly covering thirty patients, and the Ministry is in discussion with a third party who is willing to provide dialysis treatment at a significantly lower cost to allow more patients to be treated. However, Belizeans are questioning why there is limited access to such a needed health care service.
USA dermatologists provide services to island residents
From Monday, July 9th to Friday, July 13th a group of dermatologists from The Cosmetic Vein & Laser Center from Buffalo City in New York City, USA hosted a free clinic at the Lions Den in San Pedro Town. During the six day period, hundreds of islanders took advantage of the services offered.
Doctor Daniel Buscaglia spoke to The San Pedro Sun about their mission. “We took care of a lot of people that had different skin problems that needed to be treated. Here in San Pedro we mostly saw people wanting spots or moles removed from their skin,” said Dr. Buscaglia. He further stated so far they have seen over 500 patients.
Wolfe’s Woofers: Fired
“Thanks, Mr. Dennis,” Mario said, taking one of the cups of coffee from me.
“Here—I got some meat pies for us too. I got coffee and a breakfast burrito for Vernon.”
“He should be along any minute,” Mario said.
We enjoyed the beautiful Sunday morning as we sat at a table on the deck of the Holiday Hotel.
“I missed seeing Vernon this week,” I said. “It’s odd that he wouldn’t make it to our darts tournament night.”
Misc Belizean Sources
Ascenthium Performing at The Bluffs
Ascenthium is playing at The Bluffs next Friday, July 20th. They'll be playing 2 sets though the night. It's about time.
"Hey Cayo! Friday July 20th we are hitting you with a double set at The Bluff first one starts at 7pm. there will be Ice cold drinks, amazing food, great music and so many other goodies on sale throughout the night! did we mention free shots? See you there!"
1st NO Plastic NO Styrofoam Kids Summer Camp
Bullet Tree Falls is where the 1st NO Plastic, NO Styrofoam Kids Summer Camp is happening. Kids are learning art, how to avoid plastic and styrofoam, sustanability, and much more. It's a 3 week camp, and they just finished week 1. Looks like all the kids are having a wonderful time.
"Day 5! This week has been a great learning experience, not only for the kids, but also for us instructors. The imagination and creativity of kids is impressive. You'll see the fabulous, final art pieces of the kids, at the very end of the camp on the 29th of this month!!!!!"
Park Rangers Needed
FCD announces post for park rangers. Interviews are to be held within 15 days. Apply and be part of the FCD mission.
Consular Spotlight! Firefighters Patrick Parks and Johnny Cardenas!
Embassy Belmopan issues thousands of non-immigrant visas to Belizeans who want to travel to the United States for tourism, education, temporary work, or onward travel to other destinations. Occasionally we encounter applicants who are using their visas to do extraordinary things.
Through a partnership with Belize National Fire Service, Virginia Emergency Services Assistance Program VESAP for Belize, and the Hanover Fire Department, two Belizean firefighters, Patrick Parks and Johnny Cardenas, have been in Virginia since the end of January participating in the Hanover Fire and EMS Academy. Firefighters Parks and Cardenas have both passed the National Registry EMT-B (Emergency Medical Technician-Basic Level) test and are currently wrapping up the firefighting portion of the curriculum before taking the Firefighter I and II test. The goal is for the firefighters to learn the skills and techniques of basic EMS and firefighting, then come back and share that knowledge with other Belizean firefighters to make Belize a safer country for everyone.
FIRE AT NORTHERN FISHERMEN COOPERATIVE
Investigations are underway to determine what caused a fire at Northern Fishermen Cooperative headquarters in Belize City this morning.
Sometime after 7:00am someone saw thick black smoke coming from the upper flat of the building. Fire fighters were at the scene soon after dousing water inside the offices on that flat.
Sober Reflections, God is the Answer
I figure there are some people looking at this right now who are wondering if I’ve gone off the deep end. Others are thinking this is just a phase. Some will say it is the bloated scribe seeking attention. After all – you screw up enough times and you find God, you’re absolved of all wrongdoing, right? Isn’t that the magical formula for the vanishing of sin? So every time I screw up, I find God. And I’m pristine again.
Breaking Belize News
Belize Cycling Federation elects new executive
Today the Belize Cycling Federation held an election at the UWI open campus in Belize City to select its executive members.
A total of 137 registered members of the cycling federation turned out to cast their vote at 3 p.m.
In the end, a slate headed by the presidential candidate, Orson Butler, emerged victorious with 80 votes compared to a slate by Alexi Ordonez which received 56 votes. […]
San Ignacio home burglarized; Over $5,000 in valuables stolen
On July 13, 2018, Santiago Zelaya, 38, from San Ignacio Town, Cayo District, reported to police that around 8:45 a.m., he was informed that his house was burglarized.
According to Zelaya, he left his home on July 9, 2018, around 7:30 p.m. and had ensured that his house was secured. […]
Elections and Boundaries officer involved in traffic accident
According to reports, at least three officers from the Elections and Boundaries office in Cayo were traveling from Duckrun village when they were involved in a road traffic accident.
Sources tell BBN that a complaint had been filed earlier in the day against the officer driving at the time of the accident. […]
Belize city messenger shot on St. Thomas street
Belize city police are investigating a shooting incident that occured yesterday evening.
According to reports, Nyrere Parchue, a messenger by profession was riding on St. Thomas street when he was approached by a man who pointed a gun at him and demanded that Parchue hand over a folder with documents. […]
Getting Back To Business in San Pedro: Chocolate and Comedy
Summer has seriously settled in. Warm hazy days…some passing showers…and I’ve accomplished ZERO of my Summer To-Do List.
But just a few days ago, my friend arrived and we’ve been out doing a few more things. Over the last day or so, we went to a live comedy show in San Pedro and then to her favorite spot – Belize Chocolate Company and we even signed up for a Belize Food Tour.
Here are a few of my pictures and my favorite things.
Low tide and sargasso.
Caribbean News In Brief: Tourism, Nuclear Tech + More
Guadeloupe has opened the Caribbean’s first medical centre to use advanced nuclear technology for screening and treatment of cancer and neurological and cardiac diseases. The Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States said that the $8.9 million (£7.9 million) Guadeloupe Centre of Molecular Imaging would allow patients from the Eastern Caribbean to remain in the region for treatment.
Northern Fishermen Coop. On fire, 7sec.
Body Building 2018 at CCC Auditorium, 14min.
2018 PURCELL - BELIZE, 21min.
Belize: Cave Tubing through the Mayan Underworld, 21min. The most belize adventure vacations activity is, surprisingly, cave tubing. The Yucatan Peninsula is made up almost entirely of limestone and that means caves carved by water. In central Belize, you can float down rivers through several caves. We arranged this trip through Table Rock Jungle Lodge where we were staying. The extreme cave tubing belize tour operator was Belize Nature Travel ( http://www.experiencebelize.com/index... ) and they took care of absolutely everything. They made it easy. Belize cruise excursions and vacations lead cruise ship guests here two days a week so check the calander. The Caves Branch River flows through Nohoch Che’en Caves Branch Archaeological Reserve
BELIZE BLEW MY MIND! A minute in Caye Caulker, 1min. Caye Caulker is a recreational, Caribbean reggae style island with intense scuba diving (think Blue Hole) and ample snorkeling 3 minutes by boat off the shores. It's still fairly relaxed, unlike more developed Caribbean islands like the Bahamas and Barbados. No automobiles, except golf carts. Leave your suburbia mindset at home, and come mix with locals and tourists alike.
A Little Bit o' Belize, 7.5min. Chee Zee Beach
u betta belize it!!!, 8min.
Belize 2017, 3min. Sister trip to San Pedro (on Ambergris Caye) and Caye Caulker. June 2017, during Lobster Fest!
Jason Dudey: Live From Iguana Juan's - San Pedro, Belize, 1.5min. Iguana Juan's Comedy Club and Restaurant invited Jason Dudey from Baltimore, Maryland to come to Belize for a set!
Making Marie Sharos mango pepper sauce, 1/2min. We have an excellent team behind us, thats why, we are where we are today ..Bottling our mango pepper sauce for all you MANGO LOVERS out there.