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The San Pedro Sun
NICH hosts CECC SICA Ministers for Culinary and Cultural Experience at San Pedro House of Culture
The 40th Ordinary of Council of Ministers of Education and Culture of the Central American Education and Culture Coordination of the Central American Integration System (CECC SICA) and the 28th Sectoral of the Council of Ministers of Education and Culture CECC SICA were held in San Pedro, Ambergris Caye for Ministers, Vice Ministers and Representatives of Education and Culture visiting from member countries. The National Institute of Culture and History (NICH), through the Museum of Belize and Houses of Culture, hosted a series of cultural and gastronomic presentations for SICA’s Ministers of Culture from the respective Central American Countries and the Dominican Republic.
PUP heads to court over list of electors in Belize Rural South constituency
A legal team from the Belize Rural South (BRS) People’s United Party (PUP) was at the San Pedro Magistrate Court on Wednesday, November 21st, petitioning for the removal of 15 persons registered to vote in the BRS constituency. The PUP team argues that those 15 registered electorates do not reside on Ambergris Caye and thus, they should not be eligible to vote in BRS. Defending the electorates was a team from the United Democratic Party (UDP), along with an attorney, who tried to justify the electorates as legitimate residents on the island. Both sides presented their evidence before the Magistrate, and now the anticipated results of the case will be revealed on Wednesday, December 5th, when an official decision will be made.
North Ambergris Caye’s Police Sub-Station vandalized and in need of renovations
Over a year ago, the San Pedro Police Department inaugurated a police booth north of San Pedro Town, in an attempt to render better-policing services to the northern island community. Although police claim to be getting satisfying results, the police sub-station is due for much-needed renovations, and recently, was vandalized. One of the supporting posts at the entrance of the structure is broken, and it seems to be supporting the weight of the building barely. The facility has electricity, but it still lacks a bathroom. However, it is often used as a makeshift stop for officers patrolling the area daily.
Shooting incident on Ambergris Caye
San Pedro Police were in the San Pablo Area investigating a shooting incident that occurred sometime on Friday, November 23, 2018. Unofficial reports are that a group of friends were socializing in the area when individuals passed and shot at them. More on this as information becomes available.
Misc Belizean Sources
Autonomous Vessel To Conduct Oceanographic Surveys In Belize
The Coastal Zone Management Authority and Institute (CZMAI) is hosting a team of Scientists and Engineers (15 persons) from the United Kingdom’s National Oceanography Centre (NOC) from October 27- November 30, 2018 to conduct research activities along the Belize river and within the central Belize region.
On October 29, 2018, Scientists from the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) began a multi- disciplinary program of fieldwork in Belize that aims to help characterize the impacts of changes in land-use management on coastal environments. This is a collaborative research program through the UK Government funded Commonwealth Marine Economies (CME) Programme which has resulted in NOC scientists working alongside those in the Coastal Zone Management Authority and Institute (CZMAI), the University of Belize, and the Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquiculture Science (Cefas) in the UK.
Missing Fishermen Found
News Five has confirmed that the fishermen who were reported missing were located in the Northern Area of Turneffe Atoll. We are told that the fishermen were found alive and in good health. They were located at around ten o’clock Saturday morning.
It was reported that Nayadi set out to sea fourteen days ago from the village of Copper Bank in the Corozal District and neither the fishing boat nor its crew had been seen or heard from until this morning following a massive search for them.
8th Annual Tacos Festival
Today is Taco Fest in Orange Walk
Loose Dogs to be picked up and spayed/neutered on Caye Caulker
NOTICE: WE ALL LOVE DOGS but, right now there are too many dogs on the street. From now on Caye Caulker Village Council will be working with the Caye Caulker Humane Society and picking up loose dogs and having them Spayed or Neutered — (desexed so they can NO longer reproduce).
This is the only way to control a population getting out of control. Be aware and do not complain afterwards!
You love your dog? Keep your dog at home, safe and secure.
Haven House Belize 5K Walk/Run
BEL and employees support Haven House Belize fundraising 5K Walk/Run on Saturday, November 24 and donated over $2,000. Haven House Belize is a non-profit organization that provides a shelter for victims of domestic abuse.
San Pedro BTB office to relocate
The Belize Tourism Board (BTB) hereby informs all tourism stakeholders and the general public that its San Pedro Office will be relocating to: San Cas Plaza, Unit 5A,Coconut Drive, San Pedro Ambergris Caye. Operations will continue at our current location until November 30th, 2018. The San Pedro office will open for normal business from its new location on Monday, December 03, 2018.
Keynote Remarks by Senator the Hon Carla Barnett PhD CBE
Minister of State in the Ministry of Labour, Local Government and Rural Development
at the Launch of 16 Days of Activism Against Gender based Violence
November 23, 2018
Thanks to Special Envoy for inviting me to be here and to say a few words today on the launch of 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence. This campaign officially begins on November 25 every year which is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. It ends on 10 December, which is Human Rights Day. This year the launch on November 23 coincides with International Children Day, which is a poignant reminder that where there is abuse of women, there usually is abuse of children as well.
UN Women continues to point out that “violence against women and girls (VAWG) remains one of the most widespread and persistent human rights violations in our world today. Still, it remains largely unreported due to the impunity, silence, stigma and shame surrounding it.”
Xaman Ek in Yucatec Maya means "North Star" . It is the representation of the North star ,directions and travelers . Like the polar star,it orients travelers during the night . He is a diety for travalers .
BELTRAIDE “SBDC Unit” TRAINING TO HELP WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS
The Small Busines Development Center (SBDC), a unit of the Belize Trade and Investment Development Service (BELTRAIDE) is calling on women entrepreneurs to sign up for a special training program beginning in early 2019.
The training, will begin in January.
Breaking Belize News
GOB settles Glenn Godfrey lawsuit for $5 million
At yesterday’s Sitting of the House of Representatives, the government introduced a motion to settle a lawsuit for $5 million brought against GOB more than a decade ago by Glen Godfrey through one of his companies, GDG, which had leased telephone equipment to the now defunct Intelco. GDG had initially sought $30 million in damages, however, GOB had won the first round of litigation.
Two arrested for fake US notes in Placencia
Placencia police have detained two men for questioning regarding circulation of counterfeit US notes. Last night, police received information from several business establishments on the peninsula that two men of Creole decent visited their business establishment and made a purchase using US $20 notes.
CARICOM Development Fund must be replenished urgently
The CARICOM Development Fund (CDF) has stimulated higher incomes and expanded trade for the Caribbean region.
However, you cannot pour from an empty cup, therefore members states are being urged to put their monies forward to ensure the Fund can continue to deliver for the islands, and can look into forging partnerships to garner more benefits for small and medium enterprises as well. Over the past year, the Fund has approved financing for the development of the village tourism programme in St. Lucia and honey production in Belize, building on similar ongoing programmes benefitting SMEs in Belize, Dominica, Grenada, St. Lucia and St. Kitts and Nevis, mainly through the national development banks. Many of these projects have enabled the adoption of green technologies in production.
Captain Conch and his shark friend had a lot of fun with the kids at school , .5min. Belize Tourism Industry Association San Pedro Chapter ‘s Captain Conch visited classrooms to advocated for keeping the island clean and enjoyed a little fun with the students!
Miss Universe Belize "Road to the crown" segment on KTLA, 3min. Miss Jenelli Fraser is heading to Bangkok, Thailand soon for the Miss Universe pageant. Here's an interview she did with KTLA in LA.
(The most watched news station in Los Angeles) before heading to Miss Universe in Thailand
San Pedro Ambergris Caye in Belize 2017, 8min. Jeff and Melissa Hamilton went to Belize to celebrate 25 years of marriage. San Pedro. Ambergris Caye.
Diving in Belize 2018, 2min. This August, while we were in Belize, I completed my advanced open water diving course with Blue Wave Divers. Joye, Zulie and Henry were amazing. Jags, Nits, Ash, we loved Caye Caulker. Here is a short video of our diving experience. Enjoy :)
A True Belize Organic Cacao Maya Experience only in Toledo, 20min. This video is about Eladio Pop.
San Pedro Pirates FC vs Wagiya FC, 2 hrs. SanPedro wins 2-1
Youth Award Ceremony 2018, 3.5hr.