In a devastating incident, a fire broke out at the Road Runner Golf Cart Rental located on North Ambergris Caye, across from Mara Laguna. The incident resulted in the destruction of 20 golf carts and two building structures.
As part of the activities leading up to World Tourism Day, the Belize Tourism Board (BTB) held the Belize Tourism Through Art Competition during the months of August to September where local artists were invited to submit paintings highlighting this year’s theme, “Tourism and Green Investments.”
In March 1999, a group of compassionate individuals in Ambergris Caye embarked on a mission to create a haven for the animals of their community. Little did they know that their dream would lead to a 24-year journey of love, compassion, and unwavering dedication. Today, Saga Humane Society is excited to share a glimpse of what all that hard work has led to – the construction of a new, safer shelter for San Pedro's beloved animals.
It’s a big political shakeup for the UDP and Belize Rural South. The United Democratic Party (UDP) has announced that Danny Guerrero, a former three-term mayor of San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, is taking over from Jazeli Azueta as their candidate for Belize Rural South.
Belizeans know how to throw a party, and when it comes to celebrating their independence, the energy is simply off the charts! This year, San Pedro pulled out all the stops for a spectacular Independence Day parade that left no room for anything but pure joy and celebration. From the grand marshal, International DJ Osocity, to the parade's leader, Miss San Pedro Mariel Calderon, the streets were alive with color, lively music, and the infectious happiness of the people.
Ambergris Today extends congratulations to Alma (Almita) Marcela Pinelo who graduated as Lieutenant Commander from the Navy College of National Defense University of the Republic of China. Alma successfully completed the Naval Command and Staff Course; she is the first Belizean female to ever do so. After a year and a half abroad, Alma has returned to Belize as the Coast Guard Fleet Commander.
Hollywood actor David Morse allows his picture taken with local resident Mustapha Harmouch on August 11, 2023. Morse is on Ambergris Caye as part of the cast of the movie Blood Knot that is being partly filmed in Belize, including the islands of Ambergris Caye and Caye Caulker.
Hol Chan Marine Reserve is pleased to announce the ongoing success of the 2023 sea turtle nesting season on the captivating shores of Ambergris Caye. As we delve further into the heart of this Nesting Season, Hol Chan is excited to divulge the latest advancements in its tireless endeavors towards turtle conservation. The dedicated team at Hol Chan Marine Reserve has been diligently committed to their mission and is elated to present the most recent data as of August 9, 2023:
The Government of Belize made renewable energy history with the signing of a US$77 Million loan agreement with the Saudi Fund for Development, for the construction of a 60 megawatt Solar Energy Plant in Belize. The agreement aims to support sustainable development in emerging economies and Small Island Developing States.
Hon. Rodwell Ferguson, Minister of Youth, Sports and Transport, attended the inauguration ceremony of Mobility ADO’s daily bus service between Belize and Cancun in Chetumal, Quintana Roo, Mexico, on August 4.
San Pedro has long been a popular destination for travelers seeking sun, sea, and adventure; it’s no wonder that tourism in the region has been steadily growing. As the number of visitors increases, so does the demand for knowledgeable and trained tourist guides to provide an enriching experience to travelers. Recognizing this need, the Belize Tourism Board (BTB) and the San Pedro Tourist Guide Association took proactive steps to address the surge in tourism by certifying 52 new tourist guides.
The Belize Tourism Board says it is happy to announce that Southwest Airlines will commence a new flight to Belize from Baltimore and is increasing its Houston and Denver Services. Starting on March 9, 2024, Southwest’s new non-stop flight will be on Saturdays only (seasonal service). It will depart Baltimore-Washington (BWI) at 8:30am and arrive in Belize at 11:00 a.m. It will depart from Belize (BZE) at 12:00 pm and arrive in Baltimore (BWI) at 5:50 pm.
- by Dorian Nunez - I had always wished for a cool stage name, but I guess I always had stage fright. But do you want to hear a cool stage name - SheBeSky! You might have heard it recently as Marceli Sky McCorkle Santos hit Belize’s music scene last week with her song, and accompanying music video, titled “GUN’D” that has captured the hearts of many. However, as we delve into her musical journey, we learn that there's much more to this talented artist than just her music.
On Friday, July 14, 2023, Wilfredo Almailla Jr. announced on his social media platform his interest in becoming the next United Democratic Party's next Mayoral Candidate. Born and raised local Sanpedrano, 52-year-old 'Teacher Wil', as he is affectionately known on the island, is the owner and educator of ABC Preschool and has been working with children for the past 33 years. He expressed that his career has helped him develop positive skills that have set a foundation for him to look out for the future of Ambergris Caye.
After filming in Massachusetts last month, the second unit production of the movie Blood Knot, starring Michael Douglas, is set to start in Belize and Mexico City this summer. Douglas (Wall St, Fatal Attraction) and his oldest son Cameron will star opposite each other in the upcoming film, as a father and son trying to rekindle their broken relationship.
Scientists and leaders from across Belize met at the Water Quality and Marine Pollution Workshop on June 27, 2023, at Radisson Fort George Hotel in Belize City, to share their ideas and develop next steps to tackle ocean pollution and support a healthy marine environment. At the event, hosted by the Department of the Environment (DOE), experts shared current monitoring practices, scientific knowledge, and identifying opportunities to collaborate and coordinate Belize’s national response to river and marine pollutants.
To alleviate the impact of the rising cost of goods on citizens, Cabinet of Belize has announced the expansion of the basic food basket of regulated goods from nine to 43 items. The list includes both food and non-food items.
Culminating the celebrations of the Dia de San Pedro festivities, the San Pedro Town Council hosted the highly anticipated Miss San Pedro Pageant. The event, held on Friday, June 30, 2023, showcased the talents, beauty, and inner strength of five extraordinary contestants. Among them, Mariel Calderon emerged victorious, overcoming her personal battle with mental health to be crowned Miss San Pedro.
Belizeans Should Decide If Offshore Oil Moratorium Should Ever Be Lifted - On Thursday, June 22, 2030, in accordance with Section 2(2) of the Referendum Act Oceana delivered to the office of the Governor General, signed petitions from registered Belizean voters to trigger a referendum on the right to be consulted before the moratorium on offshore oil and natural gas exploration and petroleum operations is ever lifted.
Belize’s Ministry of Health & Wellness (MOHW) is aadvising the public that during routine surveillance activities, counterfeit Sudagrip was encountered at a retail outlet in the Stann Creek District. The medicine was immediately seized and the ministry started an investigation and removal of all products found countrywide. The public is advised to become familiar with the presentation of this counterfeit medicine and to look out for the product.