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The San Pedro Sun

Prime Minister Barrow Receives OAS Secretary-General
This morning the Prime Minister Rt. Hon. Dean Barrow and Minister of Foreign Affairs Hon. Wilfred Elrington received H.E. Luis Almagro, Secretary-General of the Organization of American States (OAS), at the Laing Building in Belize City. The Prime Minister and the Secretary-General took the opportunity to discuss hemispheric and regional issues as well as bilateral relations with Guatemala. The Secretary-General presented an update of the work of the OAS Office in the Adjacency Zone especially in the areas of promoting a culture of peace and conducting verifications.

Establishment of Diplomatic Relations between Belize and Rwanda
he Governments of Belize and the Republic of Rwanda have established diplomatic relations at the ambassadorial level. The signing of the joint communique establishing diplomatic relations took place in New York on January 22, 2020. Signing on behalf of the Government of Belize was Her Excellency Lois M. Young, Permanent Representative of Belize to the United Nations.

Ambergris Today

Free Eye Exams By BelizeKids.Org At The Lions Den is a non-profit organization focused on helping kids in Belize. Currently they are only on our beautiful island of Ambergris Caye but plan to expand to help kids throughout the country. Doctors are back on the island and are offering free eye exams in collaboration with the Belize Council for the Visually Impaired (BCVI).

The Destructive Nature Of Gillnets Strikes Again
On Friday, January 31, 2019, the Belize Coast Guard busted three fishermen in the Manatee Bar Mouth area who were in possession of illegal gillnets and fisheries products. These fishermen, one Belizean and two Guatemalans with naturalization documents, were also operating with expired fisherfolk licenses. They were in possession of a variety of nets, three of which exceeded the legal limit of 1,000 feet per net. Also found in their position were 9 barrels and several coolers of varied marine product, including shark meat. The total marine product is estimated to be worth over $40,000.

Tropic Air Accepts Delivery Of A Beech 1900D Aircraft
Tropic Air announces that on Friday, January 31st, it accepted delivery if its first Beech 1900D aircraft. The 1900D is a modern, twin engine, 19 passenger, regional airliner. It arrived at the the Philip Goldson International Airport in Belize City at 4:15pm after a ferry flight from the USA. The airliner is to enter revenue service shortly on Tropic Air's main international routes from Belize City to Cancun, Roatan and Flores. "The 1900D is a world class airliner. It is fast, pressurized, spacious, and has a stand-up cabin with glass cockpit," said John Greif III, President of Tropic Air. "This is a significant investment for Tropic Air, and we are excited to be the first in Belize and in Central America to fly it in passenger service."

Various Belizean Sources


South Ambergris Caye Neighbourhood Watch Meeting
We hope you are enjoying yourselves either on the island or in your other home town. The February general meeting of the members will be held at Someplace South Cafebar this month. Come a little early and enjoy dinner before the meeting.

San Pedro JPs & CSC Meeting
Attention San Pedro Justices of the Peace & Commissioners of the Supreme Court! Our first meeting of the New Year will be on Wednesday, February 5th at 7PM at San Pedro High School in Room 1G. Things to discuss include the AGM, new passport procedures and more. Please make every effort to attend. For more info contact Clive Welsh at 605-6123.

Mr. Gonzalo Valdez Sr. passes away
Mayor Daniel Guerrero, the San Pedro Town Council and Staff would like to extend its sincere condolences to the Valdez friends and family on the passing of Mr. Gonzalo Valdez Sr. We hope his friends and family find the strength in each other to over come this great loss. May his soul rest in peace.

Closure of the Manatee Bridge
The Ministry of Works informs the public that the Manatee Bridge at Mile 15 on the Manatee Road (Coastal Road) is closed to vehicular traffic, effective immediately until February 7th, to enable urgent repairs to be carried out on the bridge. All motorists are advised to use the Hummingbird Highway for access to the southern districts during this period. The Ministry of Works regrets the inconvenience caused by the closure of the bridge.

Partial Remission of LAND TAX ARREARS Programme (2019/2020) Continues

HOBBS BEERS can be purchased at the following quick stop places

Maya Art
Among the Classic Maya (A.D. 250-850), painting was the primary expressive aesthetic medium. Fresco paintings on exterior and interior walls of Maya buildings was very common- the renowned murals of Bonampak (Chiapas, Mexico) are the only large scale survivors of this pan-Maya tradition. Painting on cloth and paper was central to Classic Maya artistic ventures. However, most of this legacy has been lost due to social and natural environmental factors which contributed to its destruction. The primary surviving example of Classic Maya painting is pictorial polychrome pottery; it survived because of its durability and the protection of the tombs it was buried in.

Channel 7

UDP Claims Unity Amidst Contention and Controversy Of Convention
International scandal may be biting at the heels of the UDP's John Saldivar, but, that's not stopping the UDP from going headlong into its February 9th leadership convention.   That's the message coming out of the party's National Party Council meeting on Saturday morning at its national headquarters.  7News was there and here's what the vibe was like: The UDP National Party Council meeting ended at 11:30 - it had lasted about an hour.  The party brass filed out, they seemed amiable - and the mood light, there were no visible or palpable tensions. And the message was unity:

BNTU Won' t Take "Any More Excuses"
And while that fuse is burning for Saldivar in Utah, another is burning in Belize for the other leadership candidate, Patrick Faber.  As we've been reporting - the Teachers Union is not happy with the Ministry of Education for changes it wants to make to the Education Rules.  The Union has already taken a poll of its members asking if they want to take industrial action.  And tomorrow they meet with the Minister of Education.  Today, at a press conference held by the National Trade Union Congress of Belize, we asked what was the result of that poll: Jules Vasquez: "Are you able to say what came out of the poll that the teachers nationally took, the union took on whether it should proceed with industrial action?" bgcolor="#d84f43">