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The San Pedro Sun

Litzy Castillo is the new Miss San Pedro 2019-2020!
We wish you the best in your reign!

New Fire Chief says National Fire Service must be Adequately Equipped and Proactive
Belize’s New Fire Chief, Colin Gillett, having completed a tour of most of the National Fire Service’s facilities countrywide, says he is determined to have the service adequately equipped and proactive in executing its essential function of keeping Belize safe from fires and explosive hazards. Gillett, who is being accompanied on his working tour by CEO Ruth Meighan and other personnel from the Ministry of Transport and National Emergency Management, says that under his command the National Fire Service will place high priority on prevention, through public education and highly trained personnel. Colin Gillett is 42 years old and holds a Master’s Degree in Natural Resource Management from the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill, Barbados. Most recently, he served as Deputy National Coordinator for the National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO).

Students turn plastic litter into art
A public anti-litter education campaign to recycle plastic and glass containers is an integral part of the Marine Litter Action Plan presented by the Department of the Environment at the Radisson Fort George Hotel in Belize City on Wednesday, September 4. Styrofoam food containers are already being phased out, and a ban on non-biodegradable plastic bags, single-use bottles, and food containers was passed into law on Earth Day, April 22 this year. The ban is expected to take full effect by the end of this year, and the Commonwealth Litter Programme (CLiP) is helping the DOE to address the problem of marine plastic litter.

New law will regulate Mexican and Guatemalan buses entering Belize
The Belize Bus Association (BBA) has been up in arms trying to protect their routes within the country from foreign competition, allegedly Mexican and Guatemalan bus companies are transporting local passengers within Belize. This new measure came into effect on Wednesday, August 4th, when it was signed by the Minister of Transport, Honourable Edmond Castro. The SI aims to regulate the runs of foreign buses as well as those runs operated locally by the outside companies.

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Diabetes self care project (Information & Health Fair)
Saturday, September 7, 2019 at 9 AM – 2 PM, Belize Diabetes Association, 27 7th Avenue, Corozal. This project is a joint effort between the Belize Diabetes Association (BDA) and the Ministry of Health funded through the International Diabetes Federation(IDF). The Diabetes Self-Care Management Project aims to to encourage Type 2 Diabetics through the help of Community Health Workers, Diabetes Supporters and Medical personnel, to practice a healthy lifestyle, and develop self-care management skills in order to prevent chronic complications so often seen in diabetics.

Corozal Dance Party
Dance party on Tuesday, September 10th from 11-4 at Alfred's condos. If you have never heard Legends before, you are in for a treat. Be prepared to dance to your favorite 70's and 80's music! We are pleased to announce that this event is being sponsored by Old Masters Rum. Bring your swimsuit to cool off in the pool. Tuesday is a public holiday so I hope to see all my Belizean friends there! 100% of the profits goes to spa or neuter animals belonging to Belizeans in Corozal In the first six months of this year, we fixed 112 animals and rehomed 46.

Carnival Road March 2019 Photos

YA’AXCHÉ PROVIDED ORGANIC BIOFERTILIZER TRAINING
Ya"axché continues providing organic biofertilizer production training to men, women and youth in the Maya Golden Landscape. Biofertilizers are organic, natural alternatives to chemical fertilizers used to increase the soil fertility to promote higher yields. The organic biofertilizer is an alternative to chemical fertilizers, still, widely used in the agriculture sector in Belize, despite the effects to soil biodiversity, human health, and the environment. Ya’axché works with small scale farmers in the Maya Golden Landscape (MGL) adopt climate-smart farming practices that helps protect the environment.

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Twenty Belizeans pursuing doctorate through new programme by Oklahoma State University
A group of 20 Belizeans who work within the education system has become the first cohort in a doctoral degree programme offered by the Oklahoma State University (OSU) College of Education, Health and Aviation.

Guatemala increases security presence at borders after drug traffickers kill soldiers
Things could get tense at the border for Belizean military and ranger personnel after the Government of Guatemala increased the presence of security forces along its border points in response to soldiers being killed by suspected drug traffickers.

Wet carnival day
As Belizeans prepare for the annual carnival road march, the National Meteorological Service of Belize advises that today’s weather conditions will be relatively moist.

Department of Environment informs of plans to improve the condition of New River
The Department of the Environment (DOE) issued a statement yesterday informing of the condition of the New River and update on the work that has and will continue to be done to address the situation as best as possible.

Destinee Arnold wins Miss Universe Belize 2019
Destinee Arnold won the title of Miss Universe Belize 2019. Arnold was crowned as the new Miss Universe Belize last night at the Belize City Civic Center.

NICH welcomes sponsorship from Taiwan for National September Celebrations
The National Institute of Culture and History (NICH) today announced that as the main coordinating body for the National September Celebrations, it welcomes the generous sponsorship from the Government of Taiwan.

Gun and ammunition found in San Ignacio
Yesterday, police and other agencies conducted searches on an abandoned lot located on Bullet Tree road in San Ignacio. There, they found a black plastic bag containing a box of (55) S&B brand of .38 special ammunition.

Videos

  • Belize City carnival!, 1min.

  • CARNIVAL ROAD MARCH 2019, 2.5hr.

  • Belize carnival, 13min.

  • CARNIVAL OF BELIZE 2019, 9min.

  • A Day In San Pedro Belize Ambergris Caye [Diving with sharks and biking to Secret Beach], 5min. Part 2 of my travel adventure to Belize. Now I arrived at San Pedro Belize Ambergris Caye. I stayed at the Sandbar Beach Front Hostel for 3 nights. During My stay I snorkeled the reef, took a bike ride to Secret Beach and ended the night at Palapa Bar & Grill.

  • Jouvert in Belize, 1.5min. J'ouvert has been a long time tradition as part of the patriotic celebrations held every September in Belize. Despite the early morning rain, revelers came out in the masses to jump up and have fun with mud, paint and powder.

  • This is the fish I came to Belize for!, 23min. In this video I catch SO many fish! But none were as special as the hard fighting bonefish!

  • SCUBA Diving Hol Chan Marine Reserve, Belize, 3min.

  • BARRIER REEF | SNORKELING | SICK IN BELIZE, 6min. On this day Ariel became very sick as soon as we arrived in Belize. All this footage is at the end of the video. We still managed to have a great time on the island and even go snorkeling in the Barrier Reef !!!

  • Close Encounters in Corozal, 7min. In March of 2019, the Making Contact Team travelled to Corozal, Belize to meet Nissrien Barakat, who is the owner of Serenity Retreats Belize. Over several months, Niss had been experiencing anamlous activity around her resort and we spent a week, observing and also experiencing a wide range of activity.

  • We got Stranded in Belize Cave Tubeing|, 16min.