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The San Pedro Sun

IDB Group Vice President for Countries visits Belize
Vice President for Countries for the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) Group Alexandre Meira da Rosa, visited Belize this week to meet with top government officials and private sector representatives to discuss ways of strengthening the Bank’s partnership and cooperation with the Government and private sector to ensure the country’s sustainable development. Accompanied by the IDB Country Representative Cassandra T. Rogers, Vice President Rosa paid a courtesy visit to the Prime Minister the Rt. Hon. Dean O. Barrow.

Two San Pedro young men drafted to Belize’s Male U-19 National Team
On Tuesday, December 11th the Football Federation of Belize (FFB) issued the names of the players that will form Belize’s U-19 Male National Team to participate in the upcoming Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) U-20 qualifiers tournament in Curacao from February 15 to 23, 2020. Among the young Belizean players drafted are San Pedro’s own Arnold Flowers and Ian Pou. Both Flowers and Pou are known on the island for their incredible football skills.

Crime Stoppers Belize launches its P3 Tips Application
During a conference at the Belize Biltmore Hotel in Belize City on Tuesday, December 3rd, Crime Stoppers Belize launched its latest tool to assist in the fight against Crime: a web application called P3Tips. The P3 Tips application is a free download from either the Apple Store or the Google Play Store (for Androids). It can be downloaded on any mobile device, and its sister application, the web-based version, requires no download and can be used on a computer or PC. Just go to the web link www.p3tips.com. Anyone who is an eyewitness to a crime or has important information to share can do it through this app in the privacy of their home or office.

Various Belizean Sources

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Corozal Mini Business Expo
It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas. Every Year in Corozal, in the month of December, at this time of the month, a Mini Business Expo is Held in-front of Atlantic Bank on 4th Avenue right here in Corozal. What’s the exciting news for this event? This booths come out to promote their products. And, this are the great chances you might get discounts on items, when they have it on display. Since, it’s the Christmas Month, I saw lots of items being sold.

Book drive for Ocean Academy High School
Thank you Melanie Myers for spearheading the book drive for Ocean Academy High School. Over the last few weeks, every single student at OAHS selected a book. And then Melanie and Thrive FP and others (please tag them Melanie) started aquiring the books requested by the students. Today, just in time for Christmas Break, each student received his or her very own book! I can't begin to express how excited they were!! I received many hugs and thank you's that I can only try to pass on to the people who made this happen.

Power outage 6:00 am to 8:00 am on Tuesday, December 17 to affect San Pedro, Ambergris Caye
Includes Almond Street, Barracuda Street, Basil Jones Street, Beach Front, Bermuda Beach, Blue Dolphin, Buena Vista Area, Boca Del Rio, Bonefish Street, Bright Waters Street, Canary Cove area, Coco Beach Area, Deer Street, Habaneros Area, Iguana Street, Indigo Street, Jewfish Street, Lagoon Street, Laguna Street, Mangrove Drive, Middle Street, Pescador Drive, San Juan Area, Sandpiper Street, Seagull Street, Seaweed Street, Spider Lily Street, Lina Point, Mata Grande, Mata Villas, Mexico Rocks Subdivision, North Ambergris, Nunez Subdivision, Playa Blanca, Punta Arena Street, San Feliz Area, Tres Cocos, and San Mateo Subdivision. BEL to energize newly installed power lines in the San Juan area.

Repair of the Supreme Court historic clock
The Supreme Court clock stopped working at twenty nine minutes pass four o'clock on some day in the past. Time seems to have stopped for the clock at that time while the rest of the world's time continued. The old clock will soon come alive once again. One of the projects the Downtown Rejuvenation Project has taken on as one of our many projects is the repair of the Supreme Court historic clock. It has been inoperational for some time now and we need to make it operational once again. It will be an expensive venture. Most of the parts have become corroded. One of the main component also went missing over the years. That part was so old that they don't make them anymore, so we will have to improvise. Also, the structure that the cupola sits on has also corroded and will need to be replaced. The sea is beautiful, but it is also merciless on metal. Since we will only be able to work on it on weekends, it will take a while to complete. Estimated time is six to twelve weeks.

Mr. Manuelito Ye, Park Ranger, passes away
It is with deepest sympathies that we announce the untimely passing of Mr. Manuelito Ye, Park Ranger, stationed at the Cahal Pech Archaeological Reserve. The National Institute of Culture and History and the Institute of Archaeology extend sincerest condolences to the family on the passing of Manuelito. May he Rest in Peace.

The Reporter

Body Seen Floating In Crooked Tree Lagoon Is Identified
The body retrieved this morning from the Crooked Tree Lagoon has been identified as that of Diana Pott Jones, 34, a resident of the Pine Ridge Area of the community.

Missing: Parents Plea To Find Belmopan Teen
Police are seeking the public’s assistance in locating Belmopan resident Jahira Martinez, 16, who has been reported missing. Martinez was last seen around 7:30 a.m. on December 13th, when she left her home on Uruguay Street.

DANGRIGA RESIDENT DIES IN RTA
A road traffic accident between miles 12 and 13 on the Stann Creek Valley Road on Friday evening caused the death of one person and injuries to four others, including a small child.

Police Try To Quell Mob: Guinea Grass Villagers Mad About Thieves
The Reporter has received this amateur video which shows angry villagers of Guinea Grass as they reportedly handed over two robbers they caught following an armed invasion of Zhen Zhen store in the village. Residents told the Reporter that the men were found hiding near the water reservoir.

Breaking Belize NewsPJ

Saturday night murder in Hattieville
Information reaching our newsroom is that there was a fatal shooting tonight in Hattieville, Belize […]

Shoot out reportedly erupts during Christmas Parade
Reports to BBN’s newsdesk indicate there was a shooting moments ago near Roger’s Stadium in […]

Belizean resort featured in English luxury travel magazine
A Belizean resort has been listed in the Condé Nast Traveller’s Gold List Hotels 2020, […]

Police operations net several illegal firearms in San Pedro: three men charged
Police operations in northern San Pedro on Thursday led to the discovery of several firearms […]

Police investigating death of woman found floating in Crooked Tree lagoon
Authorities are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of Crooked Tree resident, Diana Emerita Pott […]

Crooked Tree woman found dead in river, no signs of foul play
Authorities are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of Crooked Tree resident, Diana Emerita Pott […]

Body of woman found in Crooked Tree
Authorities are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a woman whose body was found […]

Woman dies in traffic accident
A woman lost her life in a road traffic accident yesterday afternoon near Mile 13 […]

Jamaica wins Miss World 2019
Jamaican beauty ambassador, Toni-Ann Singh, was today declared Miss World 2019. Singh represented her country […]

Ladyville shooting under investigation
Authorities are investigating a shooting incident that occurred around 11:30 a.m. on Friday, December 13 […]

One suspect in Guinea Grass robbery-turned-vigilante-beat-down remains at large
Lаѕt nіght ВВN brоkе thе ѕtоrу оf аn аrmеd rоbbеrу іn Guіnеа Grаѕѕ vіllаgе, іn whісh thrее аrmеd mеn drеѕѕеd іn саmоuflаgе fаtіguеѕ hеld uр Zhеn Zhеn ѕtоrе јuѕt аftеr 7:00. […]

“Dis da fi wi environment; dis da fi wi chikin”
Веlіzе’ѕ lеаdіng роultrу рrоduсеr іѕ gоіng ѕоlаr, аt lеаѕt аt іtѕ рrосеѕѕіng рlаnt іn Ѕраnіѕh Lооkоut, Сауо Dіѕtrісt. Quаlіtу Роultrу Рrоduсtѕ аnnоunсеd оvеr ѕосіаl mеdіа оn Frіdау thаt іt hаѕ “[соmрlеtеd] […]

Belize Women’s Cricket Team makes history winning first two international games
The Belize Women’s Cricket team made history on Friday, December 13 by winning its first two internal games against Costa Rica. […]

Royal Bank of Canada announces sale of Eastern Caribbean banking operations
For the second time this year, a Canadian bank operating in the Eastern Caribbean has agreed to sell its local operations to banks within the region […]

Blogs

San Pedro Holiday Boat Parade and Best Pupusas in Town
I love that the SPHBP really pushed charities to get involved more. Over the years I was lucky enough to participate on two boats that way. This year I was just happy to highlight two great charities among the few that participated. Best Charity Boat ($2,000): Belize Tourism Industry Association San Pedro Chapter Boat: SeaStar Belize & The Dive Bar Sponsor: The Truck Stop Santa putting trash in the can and Captain Conch was a great effort at making education festive and fun. You saw the other side of this boat in my featured image above. As for the best pupusas, Pupuseria El Salvadoreño on Middle Street wins hands down against Waruguma for me. Why? Because they let you get three ingredients in them versus two. My favorite is spinach, cheese, and squash – so gooey and yummy. A few friends and I ended up there after the parade. Kay, Rosemary, and Emily all agree.

Placencia Diving Hotspots
The coastal village of Placencia, located in the South of Belize, is a destination to consider for your marine adventures. This sandy peninsula, with a laid back ambiance, makes for the perfect base for marine excursions. You can check into one of the many beachfront properties like Turtle Inn or Umaya Resort and spend your days exploring the vibrant life of the Belize Barrier Reef. There are pristine offshore islands and cayes not too far from the coastline making for an incredible day out. Laughing Bird Caye and the Silk Cayes Marine Reserve, are the two most popular inner reef hotspots for diving and snorkeling to be considered when down South.

Is Belize Safe?
As Belize grows as a popular spot for vacation and retirement, it makes sense that people might be concerned about how safe it is to live there. The short answer to this question is “Yes!” Belize is one of the safest countries in the world. When tourism is one of your country’s biggest industries, it makes sense that the safety of visitors would be a high priority; any outrageous stories of horrible violence tend to be greatly exaggerated due to how infrequently it occurs, especially stories beyond Belize City.

Videos

  • On behalf of Andre Perez and the PUP BRS Executive have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Years!, 1.5min.

  • Belize Raptor Center, 19min. An informative video on the birds of prey kept at the Belize Raptor Center. Checkout these 5 amazing birds and their backgrounds as to how they ended up at the RC.

  • Mennonites in Belize | Dancing Performance, 1.5min. This is a dance performed in April of this year at one of the "modern" churches in Spanish Lookout.

  • 2019 Belize bone fishing, 3min.

  • Belize Dec 2019, Our 25th anniversary trip, 17min.

  • Bonefishing in Belize; A Couple of Troutsetters in Paradise, 4min. My wife and I took a quick trip to Belize for some bonefish and to try our hand at Permit. Bonefish were caught, Permit were not. Not for a lack of trying. Special thanks to Cayo Frances Farm & Fly for great food and accommodations. Perhaps the best DIY Salt water fishing camp out there.

  • Diving in Belize, 3min.

  • We're in Belize!!, 10.5min.

  • Belmopan 1st Division Finals 2019 | Galacticos vs Club Atletico L Live at Isidoro Beaton Stadium, Belmopan, 2hr.

  • NAWL 2019 | Jewel Fury vs Rumberas L Live at Cowpen Field, Independence Part 1, 55min.

  • NAWL 2019 | Jewel Fury vs Rumberas L Live at Cowpen Field, Independence Part 2, 50min.

  • Here is an update for the renovations and repairs happening at the Government House property as of yesterday, 1min.

  • El Pueblo Maya del Norte de Belize en El Festival del Pueblo, 2min.