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The San Pedro Sun

What’s New: Jordana’s has mastered the Art of Touch
Although Ambergris Caye is considered an oasis by many, did you know we have an oasis within our oasis? Located at the lovely Diamond Lodge Boutique Bed and Breakfast in San Pedro just south of town on Seagrape Drive, Jordana’s Art of Touch Spa is a sanctuary for those in need of the best pampering around. They offer a variety of spa treatments that not only soothe the soul and body but leave you feeling and looking look your very best! Looking for a delicious massage? Choose from Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue, Hot Stone, Thinning and Toning, Reflexology, Seaweed Wrap, Mud Wrap, Sun Wrap, and even Pregnancy Massage!

San Pedro Football Clubs learn about FIFA Connect
On Tuesday, August 27th representatives from the different football clubs on the island were introduced and familiarized with FIFA Connect, an updated registration and transfer system within the Football Federation of Belize (FFB). The familiarization session was hosted at the San Pedro Town Council Conference Room shortly after 6PM, and focused on the use of the software and its efficiency when uploading information of players, coaches and other information of each respective club.

Ian ‘Lion’ Gordon continues his racing journey
On Saturday, August 24th island runner Ian ‘Lion’ Gordon placed 2nd in a 20k race held in Belize City. The race was organized in commemoration of the Belize Defense Force Sports Day in Belize City and saw 25 people participating in three different categories (5K, 10k and 20K). Gordon participated in the 20k category (40-49 age range), where he placed second by finishing in one hour, 33 minutes and 32 seconds. He told The San Pedro Sun that he has seen improvement in the past years as the last time he participated in this race, three years ago he finished it in more three hours.

San Pedro footballer Ava Cordova wins MVP award at Women Festival Games in Turks and Caicos
The Belize Female Senior National Football Team (Lady Jaguars) proudly represented the country at a triangular tournament during the Women Festival Games held at Turks and Caicos held from the 25th to the 28th of August. The team played two friendly games against the Turks and Caicos team, winning both matches. At the end the event the Belizean team was recognized for its participation. San Pedro’s very own Ada Cordova was awarded with the Most Valuable Player (MVP) trophy, while two other Belizean players, Jasmine Armstrong and Jayda Brown received trophies for Best Goal Keeper and Most Goals respectively.

Various Belizean Sources

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Pizza & Prints for Paws on Caye Caulker
Make sure you and your dog come to The Split today, Sunday, for the Pizza & Prints for Paws event! Sip & Dip: Flea & tick dips for the dogs and sips of beer or coffee for you! Raffle, sales, food specials and more! Come join the fun and support the Caye Caulker Humane Society from 12 - 5!

Queen of the Bay 2019 Final results
Queen of the Bay Designate - Miss Kimberly Santos, Miss San Ignacio-Santa Elena. 1st RU - Miss Sabrina Coleman, Miss Stann Creek. 2nd RU - Miss Kiah Pastor, Miss Belmopan. 3rd RU - Miss Aaliyah Pilgrim, Miss San Pedro. Special awards: Miss Amity: Miss Sabrina Coleman, Miss Stann Creek. Most Talented: Miss Kimberly Santos, Miss San Ignacio-Santa Elena. Miss Eloquence: Miss Sabrina Coleman, Miss Stann Creek. Most Elegantly Dressed: Miss Sabrina Coleman, Miss Stann Creek. Miss Photogenic: Miss Kimberly Santos, Miss San Ignacio-Santa Elena.

Queen of the Bay Designate, Miss San Ignacio/Santa Elena, Miss Kimberly Santos
After 54 years, more than half of century, Miss Santos has brought glory to her District and Area, winning the prestigious pageant to hold the title Queen of the Bay. We are proud of you.

Corozal wheelchair assessment clinic
As you may have heard, the Belize Red Cross is the recipient of wheelchairs provided by Latter Day Saints Charities. We are very grateful to LDS Charities. The Corozal Branch of Belize Red Cross will be holding a wheelchair assessment clinic on Friday 6 September. It will be at the Red Cross centre in Santa Rita Heights. The following things need to be considered: There is a very limited number of chairs. This first clinic is only for assessing, no chairs will be given out on 6 September. There is a very limited number of clinic openings as we only have one assessor. Appointments need to be made with the assessor.

Cayo Food Truck Music Fest
The date is set for the Belize's first Food Truck Music Fest, and it'll be here in Cayo, on September 22nd. There will be food, fun, and music all day, and night.

Kimberly Santos Wins Queen of the Bay
Felicitations, Ms. Santos! The Queen of the West won the Queen of the Bay pageant last night. Here's to a phenomenal year representing Cayo, and Belize. May it be productive and fun. "Queen of the Bay Designate, Miss San Ignacio/Santa Elena, Miss Kimberly Santos. After 54 years, more than half of century, Miss Santos has brought glory to her District and Area, winning the prestigious pageant to hold the title Queen of the Bay. We are proud of you."

Carnival King & Queen Competition 2019
The judging of the 2019 junior and senior Carnival King and Queen.

WELL, CAYO BEGINS TO WIN AGAIN. - CONGRATULATION TO OUR BEAUTY FROM THE WEST, CONGRATULATIONS MISS SANTOS
Congrats to the Queen of the Bay 2019-20, beautiful Miss Kimberly Santos of San Ignacio/Santa Elena!

THE COMPOSITION OF THE FLAG OF BELIZE
ORIGINALLY the proposed Flag for the New Nation of Belize was designed in early 1950, on a PALE BLUE piece of Cloth. A round piece of white cloth, with the BAYMEN Coat of Arms inserted was sown in the center of the Pale Blue Cloth. This proposed FLAG was presented to the Belizean people, for their approval. With the exception of COLONIAL MINDED people, it received the approval of the majority, as was seen in the results of the Elections that followed, when the PUP swept all elections.

Free Haircuts today in San Pedro
Any children who need a free haircut before school, today is the day at Central Park

The Reporter

Body Found Near Mile 4 Was Not Traffic Accident
Earlier reports that were swirling all over Facebook and the web had suggested that the body found near mile 4 on the Philip Goldson Highway was a traffic accident, but it was not!

LOVE FM

Birthday celebration ends tragically
27-year-old, Rasheed Pollard’s birthday celebration ended tragically when he got into a traffic accident on the Philip Goldson Highway just before 3 o’clock this morning. Reports are that Pollard was heading to Belize City from Ladyville when the vehicle he was driving collided into one of the concrete-based lamp posts on the side of the …

Screening for children with special needs
The Belize Brain Awareness Society is holding screening for children with special needs. Pauline Soberanis-Tillett filed this report. Belize Brain Awareness Society is today holding the first of its kind back to school special screening for children with autism and ADHD at the Ministry of Youth Services conference room in Belmopan. With more than 25 …

Athletes recognize for their remarkable accomplishments
Belize is producing a set of athletes that are defying the odds and making us proud. Belize finished atop their group for the 2020 CONCACAF U-17 Women Championship qualifier, which took place in Barbados from August 21 to August 25. Meanwhile the U-15 male football team captured gold at the Codicader games, which took place …

Senator Zabaneh not happy about loan for Corozal-Sarteneja Road
A few bills were also discussed in the Senate meeting today. Among them was the bill for Loan Motion from the Government of the Republic of China (Taiwan) for the upgrading of the Corozal-Sarteneja Road, as well as for the constructions of the Pueble Nuevo and Laguna Seca Bridges. The loan would be for US …

Breaking Belize NewsPJ

Corozal Town Councillors donate backpacks to 100 children
wo councilors from the Corozal Town Council donated 100 backpacks today to children from the district. Councilors Hilberto Clarke and Dilan Cassanova teamed up with businesses and private benefactors to secure the backpacks […]

Police errors acquit pastor and minor of drug trafficking
Police witnesses’ apparent inability to keep their stories straight saw a pastor and a minor acquitted of trafficking 11 pounds of marijuana this week. Mark Humes and Michael Nugen, now 18 but 16 at the time of his arrest, were released after […]

Success without a college degree- Palma’s Lumber and Supplies
You may have visited Palma’s Lumber and Supplies in Santa Elena,Cayo to purchase lumber or furniture. Did you know that the owner of that successful business did not complete Primary School? […]

Danny Conorquie Foundation hosts backpack drive
The Danny Conorquie Foundation today donated backpacks to children in need in Georgeville, Cayo. Mother of the fallen hero, Jean Conorquie is the founder of the foundation. […]

Man dies in traffic accident on the Southern Highway
Police are investigating the circumstances that led to the death of one man in a road traffic accident on the Southern Highway yesterday. Police say that they responded to a call around 2 p.m. to find Gregory Perez, 37, a mechanic of Punta Gorda Town, laying in a drain on the right side of the road between miles 63 and 64 […]

Visiting New Yorker avoids jail for assault on special constable
Last year more than 1 million cruise ship passengers visited Belize, and as many, if not more, are expected this year. While most of them manage to enjoy their brief stay in the Jewel, a few run afoul of the law. […]

Police investigating two troubling cases of unlawful sexual intercourse
Two reports of unlawful sexual intercourse are making the news. The first was reported in Benque Viejo. […]

Belize calls up Honduran-born forward for National Team
This week, according to sports paper Diez of Honduras, forward Carlos Bernardez accepted the invitation of the Football Federation of Belize (FFB) to play for the Belize national team, the Jaguars […]

Mass bands to compete for Carnival King and Queen title today
In preparation for the 2019 Carnival road march next week, 11 mass bands will be competing today for the title of Carnival King and Queen in two categories...

Suspected ocelot killed in PG
A native big cat, most likely an Ocelot, was hit by a vehicle and killed last night in the BIg Falls area on the Southern highway. Residents in the area reported the incident to the Forest Department who is now investigating the case...

Roaring Creek Police engage in backpack drive in their community
Police officers attached to the Roaring Creek Police Station went out into their community to give back. Yesterday, officers donated backpacks and school supplies to needy families in the village...

Belize City Council to host flag raising ceremony
Tomorrow, Belize City Mayor, Bernard Wagner, and his councilors will be having the official flag raising ceremony to open the September Celebrations. This annual ceremony starts at 5:45 a.m. on Sunday at the Flag Monument inside the roundabout near Freetown Road and Princess Margaret Drive...

Western Dairies to commemorate customer appreciation day in September
Western Dairies (WD) will be celebrating their annual customer appreciation days in September. The event will begin on September 19th with amazing promotions, raffles, and giveaways...

Copal Tree Lodge wins Agro-Tourism award
The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) has recognized 8 tourism entities from CTO-member countries with its top awards for embracing sustainable tourism principles. The awards were presented August 29, 2019 during CTO’s Caribbean Conference on Sustainable Tourism Development in St. Vincent and the Grenadines...

Hidden Figures’ Katherine Johnson celebrates 101 Birthday!
Happy birthday Katherine Johnson! The renowned NASA mathematician is celebrating her 101st birthday. Belizeans remember the name Katherine Johnson from the American film ‘Hidden Figures’ which depicted a female mathematician...

Ministry of Health advises public to keep yards clean to avoid mosquito breeding sites
Dengue, also known as “Breakbone Fever”, is an infectious disease that can be deadly. It is transmitted by the bite of Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus mosquitos.

Official Launch of September Celebrations being held today at Punta Gorda
Today is the official launch of the September Celebrations in Punta Gorda. The ceremony began just minutes ago...

Save the Macal River campaign launched
Residents of San Ignacio, Santa Elena and surrounding communities have joined forces to launch the ‘Save the Macal River’ campaign. A meeting was held on Thursday, August 29, 2019 at the San Ignacio and Santa Elena town hall...

Former NBA Superstar Amare Stoudemire visits Belize!
Former NBA Superstar Amare Stoudemire is in Belize on the island of San Pedro. He also took the time to meet with his long-time friend Shyne Barrow and posed for a picture...

Man escapes street justice after injuring common law wife, residents deal with vehicle instead
A man who is accused of injuring his common-law-wife tried to escape street justice from a small group of residents in the area. Residents who saw what happened decided to take matters in their own hands. However, the accused abuser saw what was coming and fled the scene...

Kimberly Santos wins 74th Queen of the Bay
The 74th edition of the Queen of the bay pageant was held last night in Belize City. Newly crowned Queen of the West, Kimberly Santos brought the crown to the Twin Towns of San Ignacio and Santa Elena as the 2019 Queen of the Bay...

Blogs

Who’s Open All Season 2019 on Ambergris + a Few Closures
The information has been going around FB on who is closed for the low season which is totally useful, however, I decided it was just as important for you to know more of who’s open all season 2019 on Ambergris Caye making it easier for meal planning. There are a few closings listed below too, at a week off, some of them are barely gone. Thanks to Kevin Owen for starting that Ambergris Caye Immigrants facebook post that inspired both my lists below.

International Sourcesizz

First Look At Marriott's Branded Beach Villas In Belize
Marriott International Autograph Collection is deeply immersed in this trend, with 60 branded residences worldwide. Its latest is Alaia Belize’s new oceanfront home collection—The Beach Villas, part of a 155-unit community resort opening in December 2020. Belize is emerging as the Caribbean’s best kept secret. Ashcroft is collaborating with Marriott International’s Autograph Collection to launch the eight designer oceanfront villas featuring interiors by award-winning Brazilian designer Debora Aguiar, who is known for her eco-luxury aesthetics.

Additional areas being monitored in Atlantic for tropical development during first week of September
While Dorian will remain the most potent feature on the tropical weather maps over the Atlantic Basin, AccuWeather meteorologists are monitoring other areas in the tropics for development in the coming days. The first area of concern is a batch of showers and thunderstorms traveling from the eastern Gulf of Mexico to the central areas of the Gulf this weekend. It is as this mass moves to the southwestern Gulf during Monday and Tuesday when some development may take place. That development has about a 20% chance of occurring.

Videos

  • Launch of September Celebrations 2019, Punta Gorda, 69min.

  • Belize Hurricanes (NEBL) 2019 highlights, 5min.

  • Snorkeling with a manatee in Belize, 1.5min. OMG, we got to snorkel with a manatee today in Belize, so fun!! He was beautiful!!

  • Snorkling the belize barrier reef, 3.5min. Snorkeling the biggest live Barrier Reef IN THE WORLD. T

  • The Aquarium at Half Moon Caye, Belize!!, 1min. The Aquarium Dive Site at Half Moon Caye, Belize was full of fish, so cool!!

  • Diving the Blue Hole in Belize, 4.5min. My max depth was 139', for 29 minutes. Great dive!!

  • Mennonites in Belize, 6.5min. The Old Colony Mennonites live in closed, self-governing colonies in the Orange Walk and Corozal districts. It is the biggest group of horse and buggy Mennonites in Belize and also the only group which has not allowed interracial mixing.

  • Carnival King and Queen I Sr. Queen, 20min.

  • Carnival King and Queen I Jr. King, 12min.

  • Carnival King and Queen, 12min.

  • Carnival King and Queen, 13min.

  • Day 2 | XXIX Women's National Softball Tournament, 2hr.

  • Day 2 | XXIX Women's National Softball Tournament, 6.5hr.