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The San Pedro Sun

Islandís biggest clean up campaign underway: Help still needed!
With only two days remaining in the San Pedro Chapter of the Belize Tourism Industry Associationís (SP BTIA) big cleanup campaign, more help is needed. The campaign kicked off on Friday, November 9th with energetic volunteers and workers tackling the islandís uncontrolled garbage problem. Since then over 700 bags and 40 truck loads of garbage have been collected from primarily the San Pedrito and Boca del Rio Areas. The cleanup campaign continues on Sunday, November 11th and Monday, Novemver 12th. Island residents are urged to come out and support this cause to get the island clean. Only with the help of volunteers will this campaign be successful and Ambergris Caye return to being La Isla Bonita!

BNTU rallies, sends strike warning to Ministry of Education
Due to a series of increasingly contentious negotiations with the Ministry of Education (MOE), the Belize National Teachers Union (BNTU) held a demonstration rally through the main streets of Belmopan City on Wednesday, November 7th. Those rallying are demanding the MOE provide hardship allowance for schools in remote communities and agree to Proposal 22, which speaks of the Ministry paying 100 % benefits to teachers and support staff of grant-aided secondary schools.

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Please do your part to clean La Isla Bonita!
This has been my view for the last two days while volunteering at the big BTIA four day garbage clean up on Ambergris Caye, Belize. Isla Bonita is not so Bonita at the moment, and itís heartbreaking. Whatís being loaded on the truck in the one video is just a portion of the stuff collected yesterday from one section of the road. I lost count of the water heaters, refrigerators, and other large household appliances that were picked up. We have two more days, and we still need volunteers.

Thank you Ramonís Divers!
On behalf of the students and teachers of the both NRMP 1001 (Conservation of the reef) classes of the San Pedro Junior College (SPJC) we would like to say a big thank you to Ramonís Divers for providing a free guided trip to Hol Chan Marine reserve on Saturday October 27th and Saturday November 3rd 2018. For the past 2 years Ramonís Divers have been providing these trips to the students free of cost. These trips serve as an important component of the conservation of the reef course where students get to experience and understand the value and importance of conserving our marine ecosystems. /s/ Hol Chan Marine Reserve, SPJC and NRMP 1001 Students

RIP PC Osbourne Martinez
PC Osbourne Martinez was laid to rest today in Dangriga Town. Martinez was fatally shot earlier this month while he responded to an arm robbery at Belcove Hotel on Regent Street West in Belize City. Three persons have been arrested and charged for his murder.

RTA On The Hummingbird
Reports reaching our newsroom are that there was a road traffic accident earlier tonight on the Hummingbird Highway. We understand that two pickup trucks were involved in a head-on collision near the St. Margaret Bridge.

How pretty does the renovation of Red Ginger in Belize look?

SISE Town Council New Website
The SISE Town Council has a new website up. Find out more about the council, and information about Cayo on it.

SISE HoC Garifuna Celebration
The SISE House of Culture is celebrating Garifuna Settlement Day on Friday, November 16th. They'll have drumming, music, food, and fun. The celebration starts at 9:00am, and ends at 5:00pm. "SISEHOC NICH IN COLLABORATION WITH THE NATIONAL GARIFUNA COUNCIL INVITES ONE AND ALL TO SISEHOC ON THE 16TH OF NOVEMBER FROM 9:00 AM TO 5:00 PM.SEE YOU THERE!!!!!!"

THESE ARE A FEW SNAPS COMING IN, OF THE INFORMATION EVENT HELD TODAY IN SAN IGNACIO, TO ANSWER QUESTIONS RELATING TO THE ICJ and the GUATEMALA CLAIM OVER BELIZE
Interesting Youth Rally at the Welcome Centre in San Ignacio led by the Nancy Marin Youth Foundation. It was so good to hear both sides of the ICJ referendum- to go or not to go. The panel included Hon. Hector Silva, UB Prof.Cesar Ross, Mrs. Nancy Marin and Ms. Burgess. It was so wonderful to have seen young people getting involved in poetry, music and singing. There was also an open mike time for anyone to ask questions or give comments. I took some time to put in my comment was as well. I believe we need more of these kinds of open mike session and where both sides can be present to educate the public, respecting each other's opinions. I commend Prof Ross for his historical perspective. This is the beginning of a series of events that will be held in the days ahead. The PULSE FEELING at this session was a resounding NO to the ICJ. At the same time, I was told, that there was a Large House Party, on the outskirts of San Ignacio, where a Poll was taken, and again, there was a resounding NO vote to the ICJ was the result.

K'UK'ULKAN
K'uk'ulkan in Yucatec Maya means "Plumed Serpent" or "feathered Serpent" . Kukulkan represent life, motion, laughter, health, sexuality, and the arts and crafts of civilization, such as farming,music etc . Kukulkan is closely related to Q'uq'umatz of the K'iche' Maya and to Quetzalcoatl of the Aztecs. Little is known of the mythology of this pre-Columbian deity. Although heavily Mexicanised, Kukulkan has his origins among the Maya of the Classic Period, when he was known as Waxaklahun Ubah Kan the War Serpent, and he has been identified as the Postclassic version of the Vision Serpent of Classic Maya art. The return of K'uk'ulkan is mention several times in the Books Of Chilam Balam (The Sacred books of the Yucatec Maya) . Also the Books of Chilam Balam talks about the reaching of Kukulkan in human form in the Maya lands in the year 987 of our era .

South Ambergris Caye Neighbourhood Watch Meeting
Please join us this Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at Lone Star Grill for our next General Meeting! We will begin at 7:00 am at the Patrol Station. Bring a neighbor or a friend! See you there!

The Reporter

TO SOUTHSIDE WITH LOVE
Over 50 members from the Belmopan Nazarene Church mobilized today through the Rocky Road and George Street neighborhood in South-side Belize City in an effort to positively influence the community and gang members. The first episode of ďTo South-side with loveĒ got under way this morning when church members, under the escort of police officers descended on the respective neighborhoods and into homes giving away groceries, lending a listening ear and offering prayers and guidance to those who were in need.

MULTIPLE DRUG SEIZURES IN COROZAL
Yesterday (Nov. 9th.) police made multiple drug seizures in the Corozal district resulting in the detention of two person pending drug charges. According to Police, the first bust was made at the Northern Border and led to the detention of taxi driver Theodore Augustine, 53. Police say that around 6:20 a.m. on November 9th, Augustine was driving across the border when a Custom Officer executed a search inside his vehicle and discovered five parcels of suspected cannabis amounting to 5,633.23 grams.

SAMUEL AUGUST ARRAIGNED FOR 2 COUNTS OF MURDER
Samuel August Sr., 44, was officially arraigned today in the Belize City Magistrate court on multiple charges including two counts of murder for which he was denied bail and remanded into custody at the Belize Central Prison. August was unrepresented in court and Magistrate Aretha Ford explained to the accused that the murder charges for the death of Samuel August Jr. and Louise Young were indictable offenses and therefore no plea would be taken from him.

CHILD RAPED IN BELMOPAN BY STEPFATHER
The Reporter has confirmed that a child, 4, was allegedly raped by her stepfather, 44, in Belmopan. Sources say that the mother would routinely leave the child in the care of the stepfather when she leaves the country. It is alleged that an aunt of the child found out what had happened and took her to the Belmopan Police Station on November 5.

Breaking Belize NewsPJ

Accused murderer walks
Benque Viejo resident Jorge Vidal appeared in court yesterday and was granted Supreme Court bail for murder. Vidal is accused of murdering Hortencio Contreras on December 31, 2005. In 2013, Vidal had been acquitted of the murder charge at the Bemopan Supreme Court.

Belize to host 6th CARICOM Sustainable Energy Forum (CSEF)
The 6th CARICOM Sustainable Energy forum (CSEF) will be held in Placencia, Stann Creek from November 18-22, 2018. In the promotion of true partnership and brotherhood, Belize, the leader in renewable energy among the CARICOM states, is hosting Surinameís Minister of Natural Resources, Regilio Dodson, and Guyanaís Minister of Public Infrastructure, David Patterson.

Belizeans participate in Coconut Shell Handicraft training
Over the last week, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Belize in collaboration with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Indonesia held a workshop to train Belizean handicraft artisans in using coconut-based materials. The training was held from November 5-9, 2018 at the ITVET compound in Belize city.

Atlantic Bank to host Christmas Loan Fair
With only 46 days left to Christmas, Atlantic Bank Limited is prepared to offer the best interest rates for the season. The Atlantic Bank San Ignacio Branch will host their annual Christmas loan fair on November 24, 2018. Customers are invited to come and find out more about their convenient repayment terms.

Traffic accident in Santa Elena leaves man clinging to life
Ontario resident and well-known basketball player, Raul Roches is fighting for his life at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital (KHMH). Roches was driving his motorcycle from San Ignacio to Santa Elena around 2:00 on Friday morning and after crossing the Hawkesworth bridge, he reportedly crashed into the cement wall near Boitonís BBQ. He sustained life threatening injuries and was transported to the KHMH for surgery.

Videos

  • University of Belize UB professor Mr. Cesar Ross gives a historical perspective (Part 1), 13min. Professor Ross clearly explains the treaties that have been signed and they give Belize the upper hand against Guatemala's unfounded claim.

  • Big Tick on Big Toad in the Jungles of Belize, 40sec.

  • Belize Sharks Compilation, 4min. This video focuses on all of the nurse sharks that hung out because we were feeding them the non native lionfish.

  • FLYING WITH TROPIC AIR OUT OF BELIZE CITY AIRPORT, 3min. Ever wondered what a flight with Tropic Air is like? If you are looking to visit other cities outside of Belize City, Tropic Air is the airline you will fly with. Keep watching to see what it's like!