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The San Pedro Sun
Guest Editorial: 100 Years of George Cadle Price
Today marks the 100th Anniversary of the birth of the Right Honorable George Cadle Price on January 15, 1919.
The man who we now call the Father of the Nation was not always universally revered nor was he uniformly prized for his just achievements during his lifetime.
In fact, it was not until after his death on September 19, 2011, that the tributes and praise came pouring in, from a grieving nation in which all then realized the extent of our loss.
Today is one of celebration and commemoration for the life of one remarkable man, who with a singular vision and a determination of purpose, held our hands and walked with us to our independent destiny, to achieve the birth of a sovereign nation, with its territorial integrity intact.
Wolfe’s Woofer: Child’s Play
“Oh, thank you so much,” Melody said, when I reached her house. “I hate to ask you to babysit but Davin is busy with football. You’re the only one I could call on such short notice.”
“I like to spend time with my grandchildren,” I said.
“I’m taking the baby with me,” she said. “So, Grayson is the only one you have to care for.”
Grayson peeked around his bedroom door.
“Hi, Grandpa,” he said and disappeared back into the room.
A little girl’s head peaked around the door.
She said,” Hi, Grandpa,” and disappeared back into the room.
“Who was that?” I asked.
What’s New: American Franchise Losers Bar and Grill prepares to open new over-the-water bar in San Pedro Town
Losers Bar and Grill-San Pedro is a country music-themed bar set to open in San Pedro Town in the Boca del Rio beach area. Over the past few days, the over-the-water bar has been hosting soft openings, to guests and the general public. Losers are part of a family of bars based in Nashville, Tennessee USA. Once open, the bar will offer classic eats, drinks and great country music performances by popular singers to get you off your seat and dancing the night away.
The over-the-water bar and grill has a unique set-up within its spacious building. An island in the center of the thatch-roofed building merges the bar and kitchen into one mutual operation. Patrons can enjoy their favorite drink, while they watch their food being prepared right in front of them.
Doctor Love: Jewel of Denial
Dear Doctor Love,
I dated a guy for a few months, but it didn’t work out. We parted on good terms and he went back to his long-time girlfriend. A month later I was invited to a wedding and I was going to wear a very special necklace that my grandmother gave me for graduation. It wasn’t in my jewelry box and I couldn’t find it anywhere in my room. I’ve only worn it once and it means a lot to me because my grandmother died just after she gave it to me.
A few weeks passed and my cousin sent me a photo of my ex’s girlfriend and she was wearing the necklace. She had posted pictures of herself on social media and it is obvious it is the same necklace. It has ways to identify it and I have photos of me wearing it for my graduation and the card my granny gave me, so I can prove it is mine.
Misc Belizean Sources
Paint N Splash
See you this week at from 11am-1pm Thursday to paint part 3/3 in “The Mighty Jungle” series. (**note the time change, just for this week)
Omar 'Coach' Moreno passes away
The sports community of San Pedro Town is mourning the loss of Omar 'Coach' Moreno. He unexpectedly passed away on Saturday, January 19th.
A candle light vigil to honor the football coach was held inside the Ambergris Stadium later that day. Moreno is known for having greatly contributed to the development of young footballers on the island. The U17 San Pedro Pirates football team is one of the teams benefited from his wisdom and love for the sport. The many he trained have vowed to continue improving the sport on the island in his name.
The San Pedro Sun joins the community in this sad moment, and sends its deepest condolences to the family of Coach Omar.
Picture of the red moon by Belize Scoop
FREE educational session by Dr. Andre Joel Cervantes in Corozal
On Saturday, February 2nd at 3:00 p.m. we invite the general public at 3:00 p.m. at the Corozal Town Hall for a FREE educational session by Dr. Andre Joel Cervantes, Belize's top Neuro and Spine Surgeon. Theme: "Back and spine injuries..causes prevention and treatment" If you have a job that puts you at risk we invite you .
Go Green Corozal!
Helping people and businesses adjust to the ban on single use plastics and styrofoam. Jan 26, at Mama Lowe's by Central Park.
9 BALL SCOTCH TOURNEY in CONSEJO
Sponsored by Millenium Restaurant in Consejo Village on Wednesday January 30th & Thursday January 31st, 2019 starting at 10:00 a.m. It's all for a good cause, have some great fun, win some $$ and raise funds to refurbish the table at the New Millennium!
Entry is $2Bz per person. If you have a team great, if not we will pair you with a partner.
**We only have spots for 32 people** REGISTER TODAY!!
CAP CASINO ROYALE FUNDRAISER
Featuring Poker with Lindsay Marot as Dealer Extraordinaire .January 31st 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm at The Upper Room (formerly known as GLB) on Ferry Road in Corozal - Take the main highway towards Tony’s Inn, make a left turn, stay on that road until you see the pond, take a right, take your first left onto Ferry Road, stay on that road until it bears right and then make the first left continuing onto Ferry Road. The Upper Room will be on the right hand side of the road.
Hosted by Corozal Animal Program (CAP). Come Join in the fun! There is a $20.00 buy in - half of your buy-in will go to CAP for fundraising and your winnings are your own. Come out and support this great cause and help us make a difference! FOOD AND DRINKS AVAILABLE TO BUY
Burns Avenue Valentine's Bash
The Super Furia Band will be performing at the Burns Avenue Valentine's Bash. It'll be on Saturday, February 9th, from 7:00pm to midnight.
"Free, Free, Free Admission! Grand Valentines Bash! Featuring SUPER FURIA BAND, Only on Burns Avenue. February 9th from 7pm to 12 midnight. Sponsored by Tandoor Restaurant and Bar, Eva's Restaurant and Bar and Serendib Restaurant and Bar. Come with your love."
FBB Accepting Applications for 2019-20 Partner Schools
Full Basket Belize has 40 scholarships to award this coming year, and they are asking schools to register as partners so they can allow their students to apply for the scholarships.
"Full Basket Belize is pleased to announce the opening of the application process for our Full Basket Belize Scholarship Program’s 2019-20 Partner Schools.
The League Of Mayapan (Luub Mayapan)
According to the Books of Chilam Balam the sacred books of the Yucatec Maya .Kukulkan the Native prophet reach to the Yucatan Peninsula in Katun 4 Ahua which is 987 years of our era . K'uk'ulkan taught love and abolished human sacrifice between the natives . His name was Ce Acatl topiltzin Quetzalcoatl the Maya called him K'uk'ulkan which means "The Plumed Serpent " . Kukulkan reach Mayab or Maya which was the name of Yucatan peninsula before the Europeans came . Kukulkan wisdom impress the lords and they respected him . The people lived in conflict but Kukulkan convince the lords to build a new city and he named it Mayapan, meaning "Standard of the Maya people". According to the Books of Chilam Balam when the city of Mayapan was build the people became known as Maya . The word Mayab or Maya can mean "Few ,Not many" or also "The choosen people " . Kukulkan lived among the Maya for some time and then continued his journey through Mesoamerica. The Books of Chilam Balam speak about the prophecies of the return of K'uk'ulkan .
The legend of Sac-Nicte and Canek
Sac-Nicte means white flower. She was born in Mayapan: the powerful alliance that lived in peace—Mayab, Uxmal, and Chichen Itza. Canek means black serpent, a brave prince with a kind heart. When he turned 21 years of age, he was chosen as king of Chichen Itza. That same day he met princess Sac-Nacte. She was 15 years of age. Both quickly fell in love; however Sac-Nicte was destined to be married with young Ulil, prince of Uxmal.
The legend says that a young adviser to the princess told Canek that Sac-Nicte would be waiting among green flowers and that it would be necessary to fight for her, before destiny fought against them.
Fire in Belize City
A fire broke out at around 8 o’clock Sunday night in Belize City. It happened in the Conch Shell Bay Area and we understand that at least one house was destroyed. There are no reports of any injuries. More details to follow.
Tourists robbed at El Pilar
Reports reaching News 5 are that tourists were robbed while they were visiting the El Pilar Mayan Site. Details are still forthcoming but we understand that the perpetrators are not Belizeans. El Pilar is located north of Bullet Tree Falls in the Cayo District about 10 Kilometers from San Ignacio. Town.
A Skills Training Programme for Single Mothers of Orange Walk East
Bernard is also the P.U.P. standard bearer for the Orange Walk East constituency. He has also been working on a skills training programme that is being offered to single models across the division. Bernard says that the entrepreneurial training is to help the thirty-plus persons into becoming independent. According to Bernard, during his campaign, this was one of the main concerns by the constituents.
Belize City Woman Shot
Forty nine year old June Willoughby received a gunshot graze on her left foot yesterday afternoon. Willoughby was standing in front of a store on Ebony Street when she heard the sound of several gunshots. She later realized that that she was injured. Willoughby was taken to the KHMH where she was treated. Police are investigating.
Road Works in Orange Walk to Improve Quality of Life
There are a number of road works taking place in Orange Walk. It is part of the town council’s street infrastructure project for that northern municipality. As Mayor Kevin Bernard told News Five recently, there are both contract works and individual paving of streets undertaken by the council itself. The road works will improve the quality of life for residents.
Foreign Minister Says Settling Border Dispute Is Only Way Of Dealing With Narco-cattle Ranching
Settling our border dispute with Guatemala is the only solution to other problems, such as Narco-cattle ranching, Foreign Minister Wilfred Elrington told reporters this past week.
Over the past two years, Friends for Conservation and Development (FCD) has monitored the level of infiltrations within the Chiquibul and has noted that there were several cattle ranches in the forest reserve.
Breaking Belize News
Fire in Conch Shell Bay, arsonist caught
A house was set ablaze in Belize City minutes ago.
The house has been identified as a bungalow in the heart of Conch Shell Bay which belongs to the Wade family.
Police and fire officials arrived on the scene immediately.
4 Tourists robbed at gun point by ‘Guatemalan Bandidos’ at El Pilar Archaeological Site
Four tourists were robbed at gunpoint by 2 ‘Guatemalan Bandidos’ at El Pilar Archaeological Site today.
Sometime this afternoon, the group which had been staying at a resort in Bullet Tree Village, Cayo opted to visit the El Pilar Maya site. That was where two armed assailants from Guatemala emerged and demanded they hand over their possessions or die.
Woman grazed by bullet
A woman is lucky to be alive after she was grazed by a bullet yesterday afternoon.
Sometime after 2:00 p.m. June Willoughby was standing in front of a Chinese store on Ebony street when she heard several gunshots.
Latino’s barber shop robbed at gunpoint
There was an armed robbery in Belize city yesterday.
Xequiel Miranda, 39, reported to police that he was inside Latino’s barber shop on Cemetery Road at about 7:45 p.m.
Of Human Dignity, Privacy and the Right to Work.
By Lisa Shoman: When we drafted the Constitution of Belize in 1980/81, we put some important safeguards for citizens in the preamble and body.
Things like the right to human dignity, the right to belief (or not) in a personal Creator, the right to privacy, and the right to work.
The matter of the Muffles College teacher who was asked to resign after nude photos of her were leaked and distributed, (allegedly without her knowledge or consent )raises all these safeguards.
Belize featured as top “voluntourism” destination
For many travelers, getting away to an exotic destination on a nice lazy vacation is enough, however, more and more travelers are looking for experiences to leave them feeling fulfilled. With this growing wave, ‘voluntourism’, as it is being called, has started attracting visitors to Belize, according to an article by the UK’s Daily Mail.
Prime Minister Barrow speaks out against foreign intervention in Nicaragua and Venezuela
During his visit to Cuba at the invitation of the Cuban President, Prime Minister Dean Barrow voiced his opposition to foreign intervention into the internal affairs of countries such as Nicaragua and Venezuela.
“Interference is a threat to peace. You should not try to interrupt the government that is right now in Nicaragua. What is needed is to promote dialogue,” Barrow said in a statement on Cuban national television.
The mystery of the Belize Blue Hole has now been solved
From the skies, Belize’s Blue Hole is something to marvel at – a natural wonder that’s remained a mystery for many years. But after a recent expedition into the depths of the Blue Hole, we finally know what lies at the very bottom.
Last month Virgin founder Richard Branson and ocean conservationist Fabien Cousteau embarked on the very first submersible dive to the bottom of the hole, broadcasting the mission on the Discovery Channel.
When they reached the bottom of the hole via Aquatica submarine, they were met with a wall of stalactites – caves that were originally formed on dry land.
“It’s proof of how oceans can rise quickly and catastrophically,” Branson explained in a post about the mission.
“Sea levels were once hundreds of feet lower. 10,000 years ago, the sea level rose by about 300 feet when a lot of ice melted around the world. At 300 feet, down you could see the change in the rock where it used to be land and turned into sea.
Mayan mystery SOLVED: 1,400-year-old 'ghost from past' sculpture REVEALED
The Mayans were a civilisation known for their architecture, mathematics and astronomical beliefs, who date back to as far as 2000BC. Many of their impressive constructions can still be seen in the jungles of southeast Mexico, Guatemala, Belize and western parts of Honduras. Archaeologists are constantly racing against time to get their hands on a precious piece of history before local looters swarm in.
In 1973, the Merrin Gallery in New York sold a door lintel hacked out the temple roof at the site of El Zotz, in northern Guatemala.
Dating back to between 550AD and 650AD, the sculpture depicts a standing male figure carrying a diagonal ceremonial bar.
The El Zotz lintel was removed by looters who significantly damaged the piece by hacking away the back of it with a hatchet to reduce its weight.
Belize Mission Trip 2018, 16min. This vlog was during my youth group's mission trip to Belize with Thirst Missions.
Underwater Belize, 3.5min. I made use of my extra GoPro footage and made a video of my underwater experience in Caye Caulker Belize.
January 20-21 Total Lunar Eclipse From San Pedro, Belize, min.
Belmopan - A Visit to the Bird Rescue Center Belize, 12min. Today we were in Belmopan at the Bird Rescue Center in Belize. There are many great birds that have been rescued from bad housing conditions. The collaboration is done directly with the police in Belize.
BELIZE 7 Day Adventure!, 9min.
Snorkeling in Belize!, 60min. Sarah and I went snorkeling off the coast in Belize. It is supposed to be the second largest reef in the World. Tour was through Carlos' Adventures, which is an outfit on Caye Caulker. They took us to three stops. One of the stops is "Shark Alley" and another is the "Hol Chan" (small channel).
BEST OF AMBERGRIS CAYE, BELIZE!, 2min. Highlights of excursions with Castaway Caye Watersports. A private Jet ski tour to Secret Beach! Snorkeling and diving with Manatees, Sharks, Rays and more!
Belize Dec 2018!!, 48min. The whole collection of Instastories from my trip to Belize in Dec 2018! Spent 2 weeks there.
PLB Closing Season 2018- 2019 | Police United FC vs Verdes FC | Isidoro Beaton Stadium, 2.5hr.