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The San Pedro Sun

LXVIII Ordinary Meeting Of The Security Commission OF Central America
In the capacity as the President Pro Tempore of the Central American Integration System (SICA), Belize hosted the LXVIII Regular Meeting of the Central American Security Commission. The event had participation of the delegations from Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama and the Dominican Republic as well as, the General Secretariat of SICA, as the Technical and Administrative Secretariat of the Commission. Discussions focused on regional security matters such as the phenomenon of criminal gangs, trafficking in persons, the Five-Year Plan for the Prevention of Violence against Women (2019-2023), and the institutional strengthening of the General Secretariat, Directorate of Democratic Security.

Wolfe’s Woofer: Hair Remover
“Who’s a good girl?” Sherry said, to her little dog. “Ladybug’s a good girl—that’s who.” “Stop treating that mutt like a person,” I said. “What do you mean—mutt? Ladybug is a pure-bred miniature Schnauzer.” “Most people don’t even know what a Schnauzer is,” I said. “To me, a Schnauzer is a hairy little yapping dog.” “Speaking of hairs,” Sherry said. “I need to get rid of that hair in her ears. Take me to the drugstore and I’ll get some hair remover.”

Hon. Edmond Castro visits Cuba
On November 29, 2018, while on an official visit to Cuba, Hon. Edmond Castro, Minister of Transport and National Emergency Management, met with a group of Belizean scholarship recipients who are studying at the Latin-American School of Medicine (ELAM) in Cuba. Hon. Castro hosted the evening event to hear from students and to encourage them in their studies. Firefighters Samuel Leslie of the Orange Walk Fire Department and Victor Menzies from the San Ignacio Fire Department, who had been training in Havana, also joined the group at the Embassy of Belize the share their experience. There are currently 87 Belizeans studying in Cuba.

Doctor Love: Happy Holiday Spirit
Dear Doctor Love, For the first time ever, my husband and I can afford to spend a little extra on our two teenagers for Christmas. They are good kids and have never complained about others receiving more than they did in previous years, but I know they noticed. My husband and I have picked out a few larger items like a laptop for our daughter who gets excellent grades and is determined to go to university to be a veterinarian. For our thirteen-year-old son, the trainers we swore we’d never buy and a few bits of good sports equipment and his first cell phone. We also were able to get them some new clothes and some stuff they need for school.

Ambergris Today

Santa Claus at the Truck Stop!
Santa Claus makes an appearance at The Truck Stop Tree Lighting Ceremony and Christmas Party!

Misc Belizean Sources

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CHAC BOLAY
Chac Bolay is associated with the sun passage through the underworld and the lord of Death,Yuum Cimil . He is depicted with a jaguar head , Roman Nose,protruding incisors and a strand of hair tied . Its skin,dotted with spots lik that of a jaguars,symbolizes the night and the celestial vault full of stars.

Breaking Belize NewsPJ

Belizeans detained for illegal entry into Belize?
Belizeans detained for illegal entry into Belize?According to reports, a group of Belizeans is being detained by Belizean authorities for allegedly entering into Belize illegally. The men were reportedly returning from Botes, the most popular illegal crossing between Belize and Mexico when they were arrested.

DPM Faber visits Great Barrier Reef
Deputy Prime Minister Patrick Faber led a high-level delegation from Belize to Australia’s Great Barrier Reef from November 26-30. The delegation visited to exchange best practices on leveraging their reef’s World Heritage status to protect our fragile ecosystems from climate impacts and secure sustainable livelihoods, jobs and income for local communities.

Drug plane lands on Guatemalan side of Sarstoon
A suspected drug plane landed on the Guatemalan side of the Sarstoon river early Friday morning. Channel 7 news reported that a Beechcraft King Air 90 landed on the banks of the Sarstoon river. Pictures also showed Guatemalan soldiers guarding the plane with the Belize side visible.

Blogs

It’s CHRISTMAS 2018! Our Beautiful San Pedro Lighted Boat Parade
I love it, I love it, I love it, I LOVE THE SAN PEDRO HOLIDAY LIGHTED BOAT PARADE. What a beautiful night and THE best way to bring in the holiday season. A GORGEOUS evening on the beach in San Pedro. The town and her visitors lining the beach. Here are my pictures. I’d arrived early to take some photos of the set-up… Sandbar was PACKED. It was the hub of the parade. Even Santa was there! I picked the longest dock – and staked out my spot. I need to lay down to steady my camera on the dock to get any semblance of a decent picture.

Corozal Town Council Held their Christmas Lightning
Like a moth to a flame, Corozaleños can't resist visiting the attraction with the best Christmas Lights. Symbol of the light of Christ: In Christian tradition, candles are a symbol for Jesus and the light he brings to earth even in the darkest times. After Thanksgiving in Corozal, the town transformed into a magical wonderland with all the Christmas lights. Corozal displays range from over-the-top à la inflatable Santas and reindeer found at the Christmas Lights in Corozal to simpler but just as festive versions—like the display in Central Park. Revel in the magic and get ready to “ooh” and “ahh” at these landmarks, holiday markets, and neighborhoods that create the most picturesque holiday light displays during the holiday season. On, Saturday, December 8, 2018, the Corozal Town Council held their Christmas Lightning in front of the Corozal Town Hall. This event brought many from the surrounding villages and around Corozal. The chairs were filled with a number of people at the Central Park by 7pm. A short Ceremony was made to open the Christmas Lightning 2018.

International Sourcesizz

Jesus Manuel 'Cucho' Acosta passes away
Jesus Manuel “Cucho” Acosta Jr., 79, died Sunday, December 2, 2018, at home with his family at his side. Jesus was born Nov. 17, 1939, in Belize City, Belize, C.A. His passion was music and he was known as a great musician, becoming one of the greatest saxophonists in Belize. The Professionals band became one of the most famous bands in Belize, producing a few beloved records. He met the love of his life in Belize and they started their family. In the mid-1970s, the couple decided to move to the United States. They made Gillette their home for 40 years. He enjoyed helping others and putting a smile on the faces of everyone he came in contact with. His spirit and joy were contagious. Family was always his biggest accomplishment and priority.

Videos

  • ICJ forum organized by the Peace Partners in Punta Gorda Saturday night, 3hr. All the presenters were phenomenal.

  • Belizeans was detained for “illegal entry”, 20sec. Orange Walk’s Commanding Officer Supt. Juanito Cocom and the Northern Region Commander Sr. Supt. Luis Castellanos at the scene where a group of Belizeans was detained for “illegal entry”.

  • Belizeans Detained By OW Police For “Illegal Entry”, 1min. A group of Belizeans was today detained by Orange Walk Police for the charge of “illegal entry”. The group crossed the Hondo River to access the popular “Botes” area along the border with Mexico. They were detained as they returned to Belize. ‘Botes’ is a popular illegal port of entry.

  • Wildlife Ambassador Program Belize, 7.5min. The Belize Wildlife Referral Clinic has a great video out showing some of their wild patients over the years, and talking about the new Wildlife Ambassador Program. "WAP’s Mission is to improve wildlife conflict response and reduce poaching, trafficking and trade by providing law enforcement and community with relevant tools and information.

  • Jetski Rentals at Secret Beach, San Pedro Belize!, 1min. Rent Jetski’s by the hour. Best places to ride are lagoon side of the island. We deliver Jetski’s to you at Secret Beach or come by our dock Bakkaton (down the street from Tropic Air baggage, near D’Office) And try out the Jetsurf’s (motorized surfboards) with private or group lessons. You can get a Certified Jetsurf Pilot License from Wakes in five lessons. That license is needed to allow you to rent or buy a Jetsurf from any Academy or dealer in the world. Wakes is the only authorized Jetsurf Academy in Belize. Our Certified Instructors will get you riding and you will have a blast! Nothing else like it.

  • Scuba Dive Belize | San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, 3min.

  • Goff’s Caye Belize, 3min. Goff's Caye is a small island off the shore of Belize City, Belize. It is situated north of the English Channel and is 1.2 acres of sandy land. It sits right on the edge of the Belize Barrier Reef with waters to the south and east being only 0.6 to 3 metres deep

  • Dancing competition( ITVET Belize), 6.5min.

  • carnival 2018 Belize city, 8min.

  • Mexico Rocks, Ambergris Caye, Belize, 12min. Dec 6 2018. We went to Mexico Rocks with Ambergris Divers to snorkle while our scuba gear dried out before the flight home. Was a lovely trip.

  • Experience Awesome Parasailing in Belize, Caribbean, 7min.

  • Exotic Places to Travel - Belize, 11min.

  • Dan's Space Van S5/E10 (Belize/School Edition) feat. Jeremy Fisher, 13min. Danny gets out of the cold, heads to Belize to visit the new kids at the Ocean Academy School and singer Jeremy Fisher sings a song for kids everywhere!