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The San Pedro Sun

Increase in traffic accidents prompts San Pedro Traffic Department to address speeding
Over the past weeks, Ambergris Caye has registered an alarming increase in golf cart traffic accidents, with several residents and visitors sustaining grave injuries. The San Pedro Traffic Department has stepped up to address the issue, saying it believes the incidents are caused by speeding. As a result, golf cart rentals on the island are being inspected to find out if their vehicles’ speed limiters have been altered. If golf carts are found with this modification, the proprietors will be ordered to reset the limiter before the cart can be used or rented out.

NEMO and DANA host workshop in San Pedro Town, ahead of 2019 Atlantic Hurricane Season
To increase preparedness during the 2019 Atlantic Hurricane Season, Damage Assessment Need Analysis (DANA) along with the National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO) held a workshop at the NEMO office in San Pedro Town on Wednesday, May 29th. The workshop was facilitated by DANA National Liaison Officer Tennielle Williams-Hendy and saw the participation of 21 island residents from both the private and governmental sectors.

Forceful eviction attempt damages tenants’ property; opens questions on legal procedures
The Valladares family has been leasing a piece of property in the San Pablo Area south of San Pedro Town since 2002, and up to May of this year, they had been living there peacefully. In mid-March, however, they were served with an eviction note from a law firm on behalf of the property owner, demanding they leave the premises. The family, originally from the Corozal District, agreed to move out but asked for an adequate time-period before doing so. Now they are claiming that since then, members of the San Pedro Police Department have been pressuring them in regards to the eviction note. The situation escalated when a group of workers with heavy equipment was sent to remove a camper from the property, destroying it in the process along with the family’s belongings inside.

Ramon’s Village and SP BTIA donate medical supplies to Dr. Otto Rodriguez San Pedro Polyclinic II
Ramon’s Village Resort, along with the facilitation of the San Pedro Chapter of Belize Tourism Industry Association (SP BTIA), donated many medical supplies to the Dr. Otto Rodriguez San Pedro Polyclinic II on Thursday, May 30th. Ramon’s Village Resort manager, Einer Gomez, SP BTIA Vice-chair Karen Brodie and members Diane Tabony and Pete Davis met with the medical staff of the polyclinic to present the items, which are expected to better prepare the clinic. Gomez had previously met Polyclinic Administrator Eric Najarro asking how they (Ramon’s) could assist the clinic. Najarro recommended him to speak to Pete Davis and Diane Tabony to discuss the polyclinics latest supplies, equipment and infrastructure repairs and how best to help.

Ambergris Today

A Magical Prom Night At San Pedro High School
The Graduating Class of 2019 of San Pedro High School held its prom on Friday, May 31, 2019 at the Rafael Angel Nunez Auditorium. It was a night filled with glitz and glamour. Here are pictures for your enjoyment!

The Reporter

BOOST, PANTRY AND POLITICAL COERCION!
By Lloyd Jones – Prime Minister Barrow has repeatedly referred to his administration as a “pro-poor” government. However, after ten years of “pro-poor” dynamics no one in Mr. Barrow’s government has been able to show us how many people have been lifted out of poverty. The moniker “pro-poor” therefore can be properly construed as meaning an affinity for poor people as opposed to a distaste for poverty itself. Since 2008 Mr. Barrow’s objective seem to be to make poverty bearable a,s opposed to the lofty goal of eradicating poverty altogether.

The “Alcoholic Gene” – Who’s at Risk??
By: Dr. Abigail Joseph - Genes are responsible for our traits – they dictate our physical and behavioral characteristics. We do not control our genetic make up for our parents pass it on to us. Like many chronic non-communicable diseases, we can cause our children to be predisposed to alcohol and substance abuse due to their genetic make-up. Research shows that genes are responsible for approximately half the risk in alcohol use disorder (AUD).

Hurricane Season Upon Us; Normal Activity Expected
The US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Climate Prediction Center is predicting that there will be between nine to 15 named storms with winds of 39 miles per hour or higher. Of that number, the Centre further predicts that between four to eight of those storms could develop into hurricanes, with winds of 74 miles per hour or higher, and that between two to four will become major hurricanes of category 3 or higher, with winds of 111 miles per hour or stronger.

Breaking Belize NewsPJ

Security guard shot in Dangriga armed robbery
Earlier tonight there was a robbery in Dangriga, Stann Creek. It reportedly occured at Family Imports Shopping Center. Robbers entered armed with a weapon and demanded cash.

“Murders were down in May,” says National Security
The Ministry of National Security says that the number of murders countrywide has gone down considerably at the five-month mark when compared to the same time period last year. The Ministry issued a statement saying that the 2019 murder count stands at 48, a reduction of 30, from 2018’s 78 murders at the end of May.

Liverpool F.C. dispatch Tottenham Hotspur for Champions League title
After trouncing Barcelona a few weeks ago, Liverpool F.C. prevailed today over Tottenham Hotspurs with a final score of 2-0. However, this afternoon’s Champions League final in Madrid, Spain, was effectively settled 2 minutes in by a Mohamed Salah penalty in favour of Liverpool on a handball.

Teen reported missing found safe
Referencing the May 29th missing person report of Evelyn Cal, 14, the Belize Police Department has reported that she has been found and returned safely to her parents.

Hattieville teen reported missing
The Belize Police Department and the family of Clarissa Wagners, 15, are asking the public’s assistance in locating her. Wagner, a resident of Hattieville Village, was last seen on the morning of May 31, when she left home headed for school. She was last seen in her school uniform, a white pleated dress and had a pink backpack.

Mexico and U.S. trade war of words over immigration after tariff threat
Responding to U.S. President Donald Trump’s threats to raise tariffs against its southern neighbor, Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador extended a hand of negotiation while warning Mexico “[is] not going to fall into any provocations – we are going to act prudently with respect to the authorities of the United States [and] with respect to President Donald Trump.”

Councilor Micah Goodin hosts fundraising barbecue
We had previously reported that Belize City Councilor, Micah Goodin, was seeking to establish a scholarship fund. Today a fundraiser is underway at the Constitution Park in Belize City. The first initiative is a barbecue fundraiser.

U.K. publication encourages travelers to visit Belize
The Telegraph, a publication based in the United Kingdom, published a travel writing piece this week, encouraging people from the U.K. to come to Belize for their next vacation. The exposure in the U.K. market is good for Belize’s tourism industry.

Boat belonging to US nationals hits the barrier reef
Two US nationals on a 40-foot boat named Shambella, ran aground on the barrier reef on Thursday. Members of the Belize Coast Guard say that the boat hit the reef in the Sapodilla Caye Marine Reserve area last night and that they received a distress call around 8:30 p.m.

Blogs

Future Event's Happening This Month of June 2019 in Corozal, Belize
This months events in Corozal

Lobster Fest Schedule for 2019
Schedules for the different Belizean Lobsterfests.

International Sourcesizz

Tropical threat may brew in Gulf of Mexico as Atlantic hurricane season officially begins
The 2019 Atlantic hurricane season is officially underway and the southwestern Gulf of Mexico is being monitored for potential tropical activity early this week. A broad area of unsettled weather traversing across the Bay of Campeche is the area being monitored for potential tropical development. An Air Force Reserve reconnaissance aircraft may be sent out to investigate the area of unsettled weather on Sunday, according to the National Hurricane Center.

Belize’s Biggest International Festival Reignited!
Costa Maya Festival: Reignited! is the theme for this year’s 27th anniversary of the International Costa Maya Festival, Belize’s biggest, that will be held on July 26th, 27th and 28th at the Honorable Louis Sylvestre Sporting Complex in San Pedro Town. The festival began in 1991, and was an annual event with only one cancellation in 2016 due to Hurricane Earl. Originally known as the Sea and Air Festival, the Costa Maya Festival has evolved into a celebration of music, dance and celebration of the Mundo Maya countries: Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua and even Panama.

Videos

  • Belize 2019, 3min. A little video compilation of some scuba footage from a summer trip to Belize.

  • Belize • 2017 • episode 5 • Great Blue Wild, 46min.

  • Lamanai Mayan Ruins| Climbing a Mayan Pyramid in Belize, 4min. No trip to the Western Caribbean is complete without a trip to a Mayan Ruin! While Belize is also known for their gorgeous beaches, we opted to climb a Mayan Pyramid here. The excursion took almost the whole day, driving out of the city and deep into the jungle. The views were all worth it.

  • Snorkeling in Caye Caulker Belize, 4min. Snorkeling in Caye Caulker Belize and seeing the various underwater wildlife in crystal clear blue water is a MUST while in Belize. The island of Caye Caulker, only a short 1hr ferry ride away from Belize City, is the perfect destination to dive right in (*pun intended*) You get to snorkel at the infamous Shark Ray Alley with sharks and rays! Really enjoyable on definitely one of the top experiences Belize.

  • Ambergris Caye, Belize - Island Life, 2min. More amazing times in San Pedro, Belize!

  • Swimming with sharks in Belize, 1.5min. Snorkling In Placencia Belize, with nurse sharks, puffer fish, sting rays, and sea turtles. the sharks at the end of the video were bitting a conch shell.

  • National Amateur Women’s League (NAWL) Championship Game | Jewel Fury vs Verdes Rebels | Live at Isidoro Beaton Stadium, 3.5hr.