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The San Pedro Sun

Wolfe’s Woofers: Compliments
“Bob and Audrey are coming over tonight,” Sherry said. “Audrey wants to see the painting I did for Nancy before I deliver it.” I was very nice to our company. They would have never guessed I was dying to be watching the Friday night boxing match on TV. “It’s a beautiful painting,” Audrey told Sherry over a glass of wine. “You must have some wonderful paints and brushes.” “Thank you very much,” Sherry said. She sounded so sincere that I’m the only one who knew she was boiling mad.

ACES relocates another Anteater on Ambergris Caye
On Friday, April 26th, American Crocodile Education Sanctuary (ACES) helped relocate another anteater (Tamandua) north of Ambergris Caye. This is the second anteater found wandering around town this year and the fourth call ACES has received about anteaters after five years of no calls. The anteater was caught at SunBreeze Hotel after it was found wandering around the resort. Employees captured the animal and called the Belize Forest Department (BFD) for assistance. The BFD then contacted ACES for assistance. The Saga Humane Society collected the anteater to minimize stress and get him away from the hotel, and the ACES team then drove him to northern Ambergris Caye to an area with lots of trees and bushes. “We monitored the anteater for a while after releasing it to make sure he was good, not injured, and moving freely,” said Chris Summers from ACES.

Rickilee Response & Rescue is busy with community rescue services and an upcoming fundraiser!
Established in June 2017, Rickilee Response & Rescue (Triple R Response), a 501-3(c) charitable organization based in Houston, Texas U.S.A. and operational on Ambergris Caye has had quite the positive impact on the island. Triple R response was formed by Traci and Jim Curtin in memory of Rickilee Mercer. Mercer was an American National who was found dead on the leeward coast of Ambergris Caye on March 1, 2017, after she had been reported missing on February 28, 2017. The young woman had gone jet skiing around the area of Secret Beach. In June 2017, the Curtins initiated the Triple R Response program in hopes of organizing a program that coordinates community resources to respond to water emergencies.

Misc Belizean Sources

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Ladyville Police Sub attends St. Mary's Church
On Sunday 5th, 2019,the Ladyville Police Sub - Formation Community Policing Unit, and members of the Police Youth Cadet Corp, attended St. Mary's Church in Belize City. The church service was in celebration of St. Mary's Anniversary; immediately fallowing the service they were a dinner for the congregation where they were served by the Cadet members.

Corozal Rotary Club 5th Annual Cheap Sale
Did you know that when you help The Rotary Club of Corozal you are giving back to your community. The Corozal Rotary Club of Corozal is seeking your support for the 5th Annual Cheap sale! We need lots of good useable items that you no longer need!!!

FACTS FOR REFERENDUM: May 8, 2019
Polls open at 7am and close at 6pm. There are 344 polling stations countrywide. Polling stations will also serve as counting stations. Each of the 31 division will have a Returning Officer who will oversee all stations in that specific division. The 100-yard line will be in effect at each polling station; this distance may be extended as some schools will be in the middle of examinations that could not be rescheduled. Persons monitoring the referendum are representatives from the Government, the main Opposition, the unions, the churches and the NGOs.

FCD EYG Mopan Cleanup 4-May-19
FCD Environmental Youth Group conducted a River and Roadside Clean Up along with members of the Mormon Helping Hands Youth Group in Succotz. We want to thank FCD for providing us with the canoes and the Village Council for their Support in another successful clean up. We collected 87 bags of garbage in total, garbage that was collected from within the river and river banks as well as the roadside. Join the movement and helps us have a clean and health Mopan River. We will be conducting a river clean up tomorrow May 5, 2019 at Calla Creek Village.

Summer Breeze Art Exhibit Launch
Guava Limb is hosting the Summer Breeze art exhibit and concert, and the opening is Saturday, May 11th, starting at 5:00pm. Valerie Penner, German Figueroa, and Yaoling Lee will all have their art on display. Peter Illavsky will be perfoming on the cello for the event. The exhibit will run until June 16th. "The Guava Limb Restaurant & Café extends to you a cordial invitation to join us for a Music Concert on May 11th from 5pm - 6pm and an Art Exhibit from May 11th - June 16th, 2019.

Passport DC: Around the World Embassy Tour
— in Washington, District of Columbia.

ATM and Barton Creek Archaeological Reserves closed due to high water
The Institute of Archaeology, National Institute of Culture and History would like to advise all Tour Operators, Hoteliers, Tour Guides and members of the General Public that as of 6:00 AM Monday May 6, 2019: The Actun Tunichil Muknal and Barton Creek Archaeological Reserves are both closed due to rise in water levels. An advisory shall be posted if there are any changes.

Free Yucatec Maya language lessons
In celebration of International Museum Day, the House of Culture in collaboration with To'one Masehualoon, will offer free Yucatec Maya language lessons. We invite the community to participate in our introductory language sessions running 9am - 3pm! Yucatec Maya is one of the indigenous languages spoken in the Corozal,Orange walk and Cayo district.

The Reporter

Boat Explosion Leaves Children Dead; Several Injured
Jaime “Jimmy” Iteriano, 32, is in a critical condition at the KHMH following an explosion on a water taxi at the Ocean Ferry marine terminal at the Swing Bridge in Belize City. Mr Iteriano and his wife and children were reportedly sitting at the back of a boat that was about to depart for Caye Caulker, then San Pedro at 3:00pm.

RTA Fatality On The George Price Hwy.
The Reporter has confirmed that Charles Usher, a villager of Teakettle, was the victim in last evening’s fatal traffic accident along Mile 19 on the George Price Highway. He was reporteldly driving towards Belize City when the pickup truck ran off the road and overturned.

Breaking Belize NewsPJ

Commonwealth redeploys observer group to Belize
With the new date set for the national referendum on taking the territorial dispute with Guatemala to the International Court of Justice (ICJ), the Commonwealth Secretariat has redeployed its special Observer Group, which is tasked with ensuring transparency on referendum day.

Explosion on a boat causes fatalities
Information reaching our newsroom is that there was an explosion onboard an Ocean Ferry boat destined for San Pedro. It is said that there were two lives lost as a result.

Belizean team wins world Pok-a-Tok Cup
Putting Belize’s Maya heritage on display for the world, Team Ek’ Balam of Yo Creek has won the 3rd Mundo Maya Pok-a-Tok Championship, which was held in San Salvador from April 29 to May 5. The 10-member team took on nine teams from within the region with El Salvador, Mexico, Guatemala, and Honduras each sending two teams, and Panama sending one.

Francis Fonseca calls out UDP for referendum bribery
On Wednesday, May 8th 2019, the referendum to have Guatemala’s claim addressed in the International Court of Justice will be held. Operatives of the ruling United Democratic Party (UDP) have organized a free raffle in each constituency on that day. The raffle will include cash giveaways, electronic appliances, and other gifts.

New Neighborhood Watch Group formed in Cayo
On Friday, May 3, 2019, the Community Policing Office of the San Ignacio Police Formation joined hands with members of the Bradley’s Bank Community to form a new neighborhood watch organization. During the meeting, participants elected an executive committee to serve on the board of the neighborhood watch.

Feliz ‘Cinco de Mayo’
Mexicans across the globe are today celebrating ‘Cinco de Mayo’. Cinco de Mayo is a huge cultural celebration in commemoration of the battle in Puebla de Los Angeles, Mexico. According to historians, the Mexican and French were in battle and on that fateful day, May 5, 1862, an outnumbered Mexican army defeated a powerful invading French force.

Blogs

One Day Caye Caulker Itinerary
Our sister island is one of the popular Belize Cayes. Super cool, clean colorful with a laid-back tropical vibe – totally worth putting on your to-do list. The beauty of this short fun itinerary is you can easily customize and fit most of it in on a day trip, I do recommend staying overnight though for the gold level experience. No matter how long you are there, consider it a fun travel game to check off as many fun options as you can in the most laid back and relaxed way. If you are staying on the island congratulations and smart decision. You can spread the itinerary out a bit with more time exploring additional places and be doing repeats on the activities you liked the best. After the following few pics, you will be ready to trade in your itinerary and book your Belize flights.

International Sourcesizz

What’s Really At The Bottom Of The Mysterious Great Blue Hole In Belize?
This strange phenomenon is found off the coast of Belize and is about 1,000 feet wide. This makes it the second largest marine sink on the planet. All we could do was speculate on what was at the bottom of this huge 400-foot-deep hole. Branson undertook to find the answers himself with two explorers. The group went down to the bottom of the hole. Discovery Channel was on site to film the story. As the descent continued, things began to change. About 10 minutes from their trip, they saw a stalactite that they reported was incredibly beautiful. Apparently, the hole is formed by a complex cave system. But these caves were formed on the mainland, but the ocean levels rose and buried them under water. Unfortunately, there was no life in the ocean in this hole and the creatures they saw were dead, perhaps after falling into the hole and dying of lack of oxygen in the water. But the most surprising discovery of all was that the bottom of the hole was covered with plastic. This site has discouraged the multimillionaire explorer and discussed it in his blog.

Videos

  • Pok-ya-Pok Worldcup champions arrive home!!!! Congratulations!!!, 2min.

  • Cayo Market Day Video, 5min. Mary Robinson captured a day at the Cayo market. It's shot well, and it's like everything is in there.

  • You Gotta Belize, 14min. Video and photos from my trip to western Belize. We had a great time exploring this beautiful part of the country.

  • Belize Diving and Snorkeling Great Blue Hole - Hol Chan - Shark Ray Alley - Half Moon Caye, 7.5min.

  • Education Month 2019 Ecumenical Service May 5, 2019 Marion Jones Belize City, 2hr.

  • Benque Viejo Marching Band, Belize Bandfest 2019, 15min. Field Performance of Benque Viejo Marching Band at Belize BandFest 2019, Orange Walk Town, 13/04/19

  • Belize Episode 4 - The Mayan Ruins of Tikal, 11min. Spring Break 2019 finds our extended family on an adventure to Belize! In this episode we cross the border to Guatemala to explore Tikal National Park. Amazing Mayan ruins as well as an abundance of wildlife make this a must see in Central America.

  • Peter Hughes Diving: Belize 1996, 25min.

  • St. George Caye Resort - Belize, 3min. Fantastic resort on the island of St. George in Belize. Friendly and welcoming service, wonderful and very clean rooms with many activities to do both in the sea and in the Hotel.