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The San Pedro Sun
Team El Pescador takes second place in Xcalak’s annual Fly Fishing Tournament
Ambergris Caye was well represented by team El Pescador from El Pescador Lodge and Villas at the second annual fly-fishing tournament held in the Mexican community of Xcalak from July 27th to the 29th. With a total of 1,625 points, the island team manned by Luis ‘Junior’ and Cesar Acosta, brought home second place among the ten teams competing this year.
The teams participating in this year’s Silver Scales Xcalak Fly Fishing Tournament hailed from Belize, Venezuela, Argentina, United States of America and Mexico. The competition saw a total of 18 anglers, and from the first day, the three top teams, Tarpon Club, El Pescador and La Pescadora dominated the competition. But during the last two days, the competition grew tougher, and with a total of 2,005 points, Tarpon Club took home first place at the end of the tournament. El Pescador took second, followed by La Pescadora, who accumulated a total of 1,600 points.
Island office personnel participate in front desk management seminar
Six receptionists from different business establishments in San Pedro Town completed a two-day ‘Front desk Management Seminar,’ at the Washington University of Health and Science (WUHS). The training took place from Tuesday, July 31st to Wednesday, August 1st and was aimed at teaching and understanding the responsibilities of front desk duties, including customer service. The course also taught ways to overcome stress and frustration at the front desk post. Each participant was presented with a certificate upon completion of the training. The six persons taking the seminar included Mariela Marin from Caye Bank, Adeline Alvarado from Tabony Industries, Miriam Nicholson from Castillo’s Hardware, Nidia Badillo from Georgetown Trust Ltd, Rocio de la Cruz and Anesy Rosalez from WUHS.
Doctor Love: When love isn’t demonstrative enough
Dear Doctor Love,
I am engaged to a very good man—he is kind, generous and intelligent. He is, however, not outgoing in public. When we are walking, he won’t reach out and hold my hand, though he doesn’t pull away if I take his. If I hug him, he hugs me back, but he never takes the initiative. If we are with friends, he never puts his arm around my shoulders and to outsiders it can almost seem as though we’re not even together. Our private life is wonderful, but with company, he’s quiet and reserved.
Misc Belizean Sources
Statement from the Government of Belize on Situation in Venezuela
The Government of Belize laments and condemns acts of violence against a Head of State, officials and the broader populace, such as those regrettably witnessed on August 4, 2018 in Caracas, Venezuela. Belize extends its well-wishes to President Maduro, his spouse and child, to all those present, and especially to those injured in yesterday’s attack.
At this difficult time, it is important to recall that Venezuela is a part of the Caribbean as a Zone of Peace, and that our countries and people deserve to reach political, social and economic development through peaceful means alone.
Maya language classes in Corozal
You have requested it and we are about to respond. To'one Masehualoon in partnership with NICH and The Corozal House of Culture and The Northern Maya Association of Belize are pleased to present The first Maya language classes in Corozal Town. Join us from August 6 to 10th 2018. 1 to 4 pm. Presented by Nohoch Faustino Yam and Nohoch Roy Rodriguez Sr. Educators with passion and experience and an intoxicating drive for cultural preservation. See you there. Yuumbotik.
Intro to Bird Identification Class in San PedroAugust 24-26, Sunbreeze Hotel Conference Room
MAN DETAINED FOR MURDER ESCAPES POLICE CUSTODY
Police say that Nyle Vasquez, who was charged for the murder of Melvin Locke in Dangriga, and who was detained to be taken to Court on Monday has escaped.
Vasquez was being held at the Dangriga Police Station holding cell. He is considered to be armed an dangerous. Police advise the public to be alert and look out. If you have seen hom, you’re asked to call the nearest police station.
QUALITY POULTRY BELMOPAN OUTLET ROBBED
Robbers got away with a significant amount of cash and a delivery truck from the Quality Poultry Chicken Belmopan outlet on Saturday afternoon.
It happened when Francisco Monterosa, 25, a truck driver with the company, was waiting for his co-worker in the parked Isuzu in front of a shopping centre on Guadalupe Street between 3:30pm and 4:30pm.
Police Make Arrest for Murder of Dangriga Resident
Dangriga Police have arrested and charged Nyle Vasquez, 24, a construction worker of Sabal’s Community, Dangriga for the murder of Melvin Sylvestre Locke.
The 50 year-old was playing a game of dice at his favourite “hang-out” spot on the night of Sunday, July 2nd, when a man dressed in camouflage clothing approached and shot him. He died on the spot.
Breaking Belize News
Government of Belize condemns acts of violence in Venezuela
The Government of Belize today issued a statement on the alleged attempt against the life of Venezuelan President, Nicolas Maduro that occurred yesterday.
GOB says that it laments and condemns acts of violence against a Head of State, officials and the broader populace that occurred on August 4, in Caracas, Venezuela.
Explosions during Nicolas Maduro’s speech; Venezuelan officials say President was targeted
Venezuela’s President, Nicolas Maduro survived an alleged attempt on his life yesterday, according to Venezuelan officials despite conflicting reports that the incident was caused by an exploding gas tank.
According to reports, Maduro was giving a speech at a celebration of the National Guard’s 81st anniversary in Caracas when several explosions were heard in close proximity.
Rainy weather to continue
The 24 hour forecast is for mostly moist and unstable conditions to continue.
Cloudy skies with a few showers and thunderstorms are expected over most areas.
The wind will blow from the East at 10 to 20 knots.
Armed robbers hijack Quality Poultry truck in Belmopan
Belmopan police are investigating an armed robbery of a Quality Poultry truck that occurred yesterday.
Francisco Monterosa,25, a truck driver for Quality Poultry told authorities that sometime between 3:30 and 3:40 p.m. yesterday, he parked a white Isuzu truck which is the property of the company in front of 99 Shopping Center in Belmopan.
Orange Walk Police arrest man after discovering ammo in his pocket
Last night, Orange Walk police were conducting a mobile patrol on the San Estevan Bridge when they saw a man sleeping on the bridge.
Police searched the man, Johan Klassen,24, of Little Belize and found in his possession (3) 12 gauge cartridges in his shirt pocket.
Going Slow in Charming Caye Caulker, Part One
Early Friday afternoon we caught the water taxi from Ambergris Caye for a mini-holiday. 24 hours on lovely Caye Caulker. Just 30 minutes away from San Pedro and a very different feel. The motto of the island is GO SLOW – and I was reminded of it about 14 times but various salesmen and island characters.
The uncomplicated Caribbean vibe…the pastel colors…the sand roads…the ease of strolling down the strip for meals and the sunset…I couldn’t help but think – Why don’t I do this more often?
It really felt like being on vacation.
And before you ask…I stayed at SeaDreams Hotel. On the lagoon side just before the Split. And it was beach-chic perfection. I can’t say enough good things about this spot. But I’ll try. Tomorrow.
DECODING THE SECRETS OF AN ANCIENT MAYA CAVE
When archaeologist Holley Moyes first poked around Belize’s Actun Tunichil Muknal cave, the massive amount of bat feces impressed her. Sure, the ancient Maya pots and tools dazzled Moyes. But during early trips into Actun Tunichil Muknal, it was the piles of poop that alerted her to the uniqueness of this ancient site.
“There were seven or eight centimeters of almost pure bat guano and almost no charcoal, and I thought, ‘Hey, what is this all about?’” says the University of California, Merced, professor. Given that pine torches would’ve left a charcoal carpet, “it was a dead giveaway that bats were coming in, but people weren’t.”
Like many Maya sites, though, Actun Tunichil Muknal — Cave of the Crystal Sepulchre, known as ATM to researchers — generated as many mysteries as it solved. Why did the Maya seal the cave for centurylong breaks and then reopen it? Why did they journey deeper and deeper into the earth over time? What was the purpose of the human sacrifices that litter its chambers?
Belizeans are divided over the ICJ issue because of fear of Guatemala
By Wellington C. Ramos.
The decision by the Belize government to take the dispute between Britain and Guatemala over Belize that they inherited has the Belizean people divided. One group believes that the only way to settle this dispute with Guatemala is to take this case to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) for final resolution.
Another group believes that there is no need for the people and country of Belize to take the Guatemalan dispute to the ICJ because Belize has already been accepted into the United Nations as an independent and sovereign nation with all of its boundaries and territories intact. Some Belizeans are asking what if we go to the ICJ and get a favourable ruling from the court and Guatemala insists on claiming our country, because the UN does not have a good record of enforcing ICJ court rulings. Other Belizean citizens are caught in the middle and do not know which group to support or join.
Statement on the Life and Legacy of Panthera Founder and Renowned Conservationist, Dr. Alan Rabinowitz
The Board and staff of Panthera, the global wild cat conservation organization, mourn the loss of our co-founder and one of the world’s most visionary and widely admired wild cat scientists, Dr. Alan Robert Rabinowitz, who died today after a journey with cancer.
Panthera CEO and President, Dr. Fred Launay, stated, “The conservation community has lost a legend. Alan was a fearless and outspoken champion for the conservation of our planet’s iconic wild cats and wild places. As a lifelong voice for the voiceless, he changed the fate of tigers, jaguars and other at-risk species by placing their protection on the agendas of world leaders from Asia to Latin America for the very first time.” In a career spanning more than three decades, Dr. Rabinowitz was, above all, a protector and global advocate for wild cats and other threatened wildlife, the diminishing lands in which they roam, and the often impoverished people living near these cats and other wildlife.
Green Turtle hatch at Casa Rana, 9min. Mother nature’s most beautiful gift last nite at Casaranabelize.com
Green Turtle hatch of over 100 New baby’s journey into the Meso American Reef.
Charleen and Charley’s race to the water.
Protect our turtles
Belize vs Panama, , 2hr. XX Central American Women's VolleyBall Championship!
El Salvador vs Guatemala, XX Central American Women's VolleyBall Championship! , 2hr.
Ivy Queen performing in San Pedro Ambergris Caye Costa Maya., min.
Getting blackberries in Belize..., 1.5min. Getting blackberries in Belize...
SHARK VS. TURTLE!!! Belize 2018, 1/2min. A shark and turtle fight over a lobster shell, thrown of a fishing boat in Caye Caulker, Belize.
C&S Golf Cart Rental | San Pedro, Belize, 1.5min. Our current choice for Team Grassfed when traveling around Ambergris Caye, Thanks to Mark and the gang for all of the help!
Es ist etwas merkwürdiges passier, 12min. Backpacking Hopkins Belize
Swimming With Sharks in Belize, 4min. One of my favorite days and you can definitely see why. This was my first time snorkeling and it was a blast!
Exploring Belize with my sister!!, 7.5min. For the first time, I got to explore Caye Caulker and San Pedro in Belize with my sister and my whole family! We spent time on Ambergris Caye before heading on a couple days sailing through the barrier islands of Belize. It was an incredible time in one of my favorite countries in central America,