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The Beautification of the Island Commences

The Beautification of the Island Commences

Icon February 24, 2017 - 09:24

On Thursday, February 23, 2017, the San Pedro Town Council held its final consultation based on a local economic development strategic plan for San Pedro Town. Many public consultations have been held, surveys have been taken and with the help of proffesionals from Candada thanks to CARILED the projects have started. Read more »

Aiesha Moriera Wins Zone 5 Spelling Bee Competition

Aiesha Moriera Wins Zone 5 Spelling Bee Competition

Icon February 23, 2017 - 14:10

Bowen and Bowen hosted its annual Spelling Bee competition today, February 23, 2017, at the San Pedro Lions Den. Twelve children competed in a series of two rounds which deteremined the top six spellers: Karina Sotz, Stacey Campos, Aiesha Moriera, Jamileth Beltran, Tellen Smith and Alexandra Lausen. Read more »

Two Men Fined $10,000 for Illegal Entry into the Mayflower Bocawina National Par

Two Men Fined $10,000 for Illegal Entry into the Mayflower Bocawina National Park Protected Area

Icon February 22, 2017 - 08:57

Carlos Palacios (35 years) and Donald Wewe (47 years) both pleaded guilty to illegal entry into a protected area in the Dangriga Magistrate court on February 20th, 2017.  The men were charged under the National Protected Areas System Act of 2015 and were fined $10,000 each. Failure to make payment will result in a 1-year imprisonment. Read more »

Sargassum is BACK, Islanders Start Raking

Sargassum is BACK, Clean Efforts Pick Up

Icon February 22, 2017 - 08:28

The nasty, smelly and unsightly sargassum is back! You can smell it in the air while walking through town and its blocking our beaches once again. Will the problematic sargassum wash ashore in abundance like it did last year? No one knows for sure, but we know that there is a lot of clean up ahead. Read more »

Memorial and Funeral Services Announced for Bishop O.P. Martin

Memorial and Funeral Services Announced for Bishop O.P. Martin

Icon February 21, 2017 - 12:50

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Belize City and Belmopan announced the death of our brother Bishop Emeritus Osmond Peter Martin early in the morning of Thursday, February 16, 2017.  Bishop Martin died in his sleep while residing at his family home in Dangriga.  He was 86 years old and had been struggling with the ailments of the aging process for some time. Read more »

Local Rotary Club Invites You to Learn to Dance for a Cause

Local Rotary Club Invites You to Learn to Dance for a Cause

Icon February 21, 2017 - 11:11

The Rotary Club of San Pedro, Ambergris Caye has launched a weekly dance class for couples and singles throughout the island, attendees can learn swing, salsa and other Latin-inspired dance from professional local instructor Zuzana Maros who has more than 20 years experience in music, drama and performing arts. Read more »

Mari Magaña Crowned Miss Carnaval 2017

Mari Magaña Crowned Miss Carnaval 2017

Icon February 21, 2017 - 00:00

It was a night full of fun and laughter as five contestants took the stage at the San Pedro High School Auditorium on Saturday, Februarry 18, 2017, for the selection of Miss Carnaval. The pageant consisted of 4 segments: Sports, Beach, Talent and Evening wear. Read more »

Golf Cart Burst into Flames Leaving Renters Stunned

Golf Cart Burns Down Leaving Renters Stunned

Icon February 20, 2017 - 20:25

Three visitors to the island were left stunned and without a ride after their rented golf cart burnt down to a crisp in front of Island City Supermarket tonight February 20, 2017 just before 7p.m.   Read more »

Placencia Community Says “NO” to Offshore Oil

Placencia Community Says “NO” to Offshore Oil

Icon February 20, 2017 - 09:21

The Placencia community during the Placencia Art Festival held over this past weekend, came together to take a stand against offshore oil exploration in Belize’s waters, adding 300 more voices to the thousands of voices from the residents of San Pedro and Caye Caulker and other areas of the country in demanding that the government adopt a policy of closing Belizean waters and the Barrier Reef f Read more »

Belizean Musical and Cultural Icon “Leela” Vernon Passes Away

Belizean Musical and Cultural Icon “Leela” Vernon Passes Away

Icon February 20, 2017 - 09:12

The Government of Belize and the National Institute of Culture and History (NICH) have sent out a press release on the passing of Lila Genus Vernon which occurred at around 9:00 a.m. on, February 19, 2017. Read more »

Alert: Fake Facebook Profiles of Prime Minsiter Dean Barrow

Alert: Fake Facebook Profiles of Prime Minsiter Dean Barrow

Icon February 16, 2017 - 00:00

The Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) is aware that members of the public have been contacted by Facebook accounts under the name “Dean Barrow”.  The OPM informs the general public that any pages purporting to be the personal or official account of or bearing photos or personal information of Prime Minister Rt. Hon. Dean Barrow are fake and unauthorized. Read more »

Lobster Season Closes Today

Lobster Season Closes Today

Icon February 15, 2017 - 14:47

The Fisheries Department takes this opportunity to inform fishers and the general public that the lobster season is closed as of Today, February 15th and it will remain closed until midnight of June 14th, 2017.  Any person found in possession of lobster during the said closed season will be prosecuted in accordance with Section 3(1) (b) of the Fisheries Regulation, Ch Read more »

Artisan Market Booths are Now Opened for Business

Artisan Market Booths are Now Opened for Business

Icon February 15, 2017 - 11:01

On Tuesday, February 14, 2017 an inaguration ceremony for the Artisan's Market Project was held at the side of the Hon. Louis Sylvestre Sports Complex or better known as Saca Chispas. The mayor expressed that it has been a work in progress that has finally come to reality with the help of CARILED (Caribbean Local Economic Development Project.) Read more »

San Pedro High School's 2017 Business Fair

San Pedro High School's 2017 Business Fair

Icon February 13, 2017 - 13:30

On Saturday, February 10, 2017, San Pedro High School held its Annual Business Fair at the R. Angel Auditorium. Seniors and Juniors were given the opportunity to show off their marketing skills by creating a product and then not only putting their product on display but selling it as well. Read more »

"Open House" at Isla Bonita Elementary School

"Open House" at Isla Bonita Elementary School

Icon February 13, 2017 - 11:28

Isla Bonita Elementary School held its open house on Friday, February 10, 2017 at its school grounds. The class of standard five and six were able to showcase their knowledge on certain topics. Topics included: Child Abuse, Childrens Rights, Alcohol Abuse, Drug Abuse, HIV/AIDS, and STD's/STI's. Every year it gets bigger and better. Read more »

San Mateo Education and a Successful Food Drive

San Mateo Education and a Successful Food Drive

Icon February 13, 2017 - 08:51

San Mateo Education Campaign Read more »

Eleven Year Old Blogger Madison Edwards to Snorkel Belize Barrier Reef

Eleven Year Old Blogger Madison Edwards to Snorkel Belize Barrier Reef for Awareness

Icon February 11, 2017 - 22:16

Madison Pearl Edwards will make history as she sets off on her biggest adventure yet!  The eleven-year-old travel and adventure blogger from iTravelBelize.com will snorkel the Belize Barrier Reef from the Northern end of the country in her home town of San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, to the Southern end of the Barrier Reef in the Toledo District. Read more »

Belize Launches “Maya - Hidden Worlds Revealed” Exhibit in Dallas

Belize Launches “Maya - Hidden Worlds Revealed” Exhibit in Dallas

Icon February 10, 2017 - 08:42

Dallas Texas, USA, February 9, 2017 - On, February 9th, the National Institute of Culture and History (NICH) and the Science Museum of Minnesota held a press conference to launch an exhibit entitled "Maya - Hidden Worlds Revealed". This press conference was followed by a VIP opening ceremony at the Perot Museum of Science. Read more »

Belize Receives Equipment to Fight Forest Fires

Belize Receives Equipment to Fight Forest Fires

Icon February 9, 2017 - 11:52

On Wednesday, 8th February 2017, the Forest Department and five of its key partners in Forest Fire Prevention and Management received essential fire-fighting safety gears and equipment through the Key Biodiversity Areas Project (also known as the KBA project).   During the handing-over ceremony, Minister Omar Figueroa distributed the fire-fighting gears among the F Read more »

BTB Hosts Tourism Transportation Workshop for Taxi Tour Guides

BTB Hosts Tourism Transportation Workshop for Taxi Tour Guides

Icon February 9, 2017 - 00:00

On February 3, 2017,  The Belize Tourism Board commenced an extensive workshop for taxi tour guides currently operating in the Fort Street Tourism Zone. A total of thirty-four (34) taxi drivers benefitted from the training which aimed at developing and enhancing their skills; knowledge and professional conduct. Read more »

Rebecca Rath Miss Belize Universe 2016 to Return Home from Manila

Rebecca Rath Miss Belize Universe 2016 to Return Home from Manila

Icon February 8, 2017 - 09:34

BELIZE CITY, Belize— On January 29, 2017, on Fox Television Network, 86 of the world’s most beautiful and accomplished young women vied for the opportunity to be crowned Miss Universe. Among those women was our very own Miss Belize, Rebecca Rath. Read more »

Belize Fisheries Department Confirms Discovery of New Shark Species in Country

Belize Fisheries Department Confirms Discovery of New Shark Species in Country

Icon February 8, 2017 - 00:00

The Belize Fisheries Department is pleased to announce the discovery of a new shark species in Belize. Read more »

$1,500 Donated to Hope Heaven, San Pedro's First Childrens Home

$1,500 Donated to Hope Heaven, San Pedro's First Childrens Home

Icon February 7, 2017 - 10:06

On Wednesday, February 1, 2017, representatives of Ambergris Caye’s first upcoming children’s home were presented with a gift certificate worth $1,500 in order to supply the facility with necessary equipment upon its launch. Read more »

TripAdvisor’s Best Hotels 2017 Announced - Belize Prevails

TripAdvisor’s Best Hotels 2017 Announced - Belize Prevails

Icon February 6, 2017 - 12:22

Trip Advisor’s 2017 Traveler’s Choice Awards are out and Belize once again boasts four properties in the Top 25 Hotels in Central America list - three from San Pedro, Ambergris Caye and one from Placencia. Read more »

San Pedro Mourns One of its Heroes - Felix Ayuso

San Pedro Mourns One of its Heroes - Felix Ayuso

Icon February 3, 2017 - 12:31

Residents of San Pedro Town are still in disbelief after the announcement of the death of Felix Ayuso Jr. sent shockwaves of emotions across the island community on Thursday, February 2, 2017. The untimely death of such a significant personality in San Pedro, has left a community heartbroken, sad and angry. Read more »