Police reports indicate no injuries during the early evening robbery that took place at the Caribena Fuels Gas Station, located on the Corner of Blake Street and Sea Grape Drive, San Pedro Town, on Saturday, May 19, 2018. The report states that Police responded to the robbery while it was in progress at the gas station that took place around 7:15p.m. Upon arrival Police set chase after and detained two male persons in the nearby bushes.
Belize City. May 17, 2018. The Government of Belize and the UN Migration Agency (IOM) jointly launched on May 16th the development of a National Migration and Development Policy for Belize.
You read that correctly, cable price is going up as well! Cable providers countrywide are advising their customers that there will be an increase in cable price effective June 1, 2018. In a press release sent out by the Belize Cable Television Operators Association (BCTOA) it states that it has been agreed by the member cable operators that the new rate for a basic cable package with a minimum of eighty (80) stations will be BZ$60.00 inclusive of General Sales Tax. This increase will come into effect as of June 1, 2018. Cable package sizes and offerings will vary by operator.
The Ministry of Finance advises that with effect from midnight on May 16, 2018, there will be adjustments in the pump prices of fuel products as follows: Belize City Prices:Premium Gasoline - $11.36 per gallon – down by 3 centsRegular Gasoline - $11.14 per gallon – up by 10 centsDiesel Oil - $10.60 per gallon – up by 11 centsKerosene - $7.75 per gallon – down by 12 cents
In April 2018, residents of San Pedro and Caye Caulker received word that the highly contested Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) for development at Cayo Rosario had been approved. This small mangrove caye lies in the center of the newly expanded Hol Chan Marine Reserve just west of Ambergris Caye. Approval comes despite vehement objection to the construction of numerous over-the-water structures and extensive dredging within the protected area.
Hol Chan Marine Reserve’s Reef Week 2018 came to a successful end with two major events, the Lionfish Competition and Coastal Clean Up. Hol Chan Marine Reserve’s Lionfish Tournament was hosted at Estel's Dine by the Sea on Friday, May 11, 2018, where participating businesses headed out to sea from early morning to catch as much fish as possible. The count took place at the end of the day on the beach at Estel's with fun activities that included a Lionfish filleting competition. The Lionfish Tournament and fillet competition results are as follows:
It is the first of its kind in Belize, Chief Justice Kenneth Benjamin yesterday, Monday, May 14, 2018, heard the claim brought by Andre Perez against San Pedro Town Mayor Daniel Guerrero. Perez has contested the March 7 municipal elections results for the PUP claiming that there is a discrepancy with regards to the results of San Pedro Town. While deliberations ensued in court, a small protest took place in front of the Supreme Court building.
Belize Brewing Company enters partnership with leading International Brewer - Belize Brewing Company Limited (BBCo) announced on Friday, May 11, 2018, that it has taken Heineken International B.V. (HEINKEN) as a minority stake partner. This is a strategic relationship which provides BBCo with a strong international partner (the second largest brewer in the world), access to global procurement, international best practices, and greater potential growth in the CARICOM and beyond.
Another shooting in San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize has left one man dead in what appears to be an execution-style homicide given the reports from the San Pedro Police. The incident took place around 9:30p.m. at Tropicana Restaurant and Bar located on Coconut Drive south of San Pedro Town. The restaurant manager Lamont Edward Lipka has been reported as victim of the crime.
The San Pedro Pirates Futbol Club yesterday, Thursday, May 10, 2018, made a special announcement of the introduction of a new managing team, coach and coaching staff which they are positive will lead them to victory in the upcoming Premier League of Belize (PLB) soccer competition.
The Jewel, Belize, is gaining lots of attention as a well-known Youtuber is reporting that he is found Peter Pan’s Neverland in Belize. Sounds funny right, but for many Disney diehard fans this is one pretty awesome piece of news and to the Belize Tourism Board this is awesome exposure to our little country.
The San Pedro Tour Operator Association held a meeting on Wednesday, May 9, 2018, at the Sunbreeze Conference Room where they presented their financials to its members and discussed concerns with representatives of the Belize Tourism Board.
Embarking on a cleanup campaign of the island, the San Pedro Town Council has been targeting different areas and doing massive clean ups. This past Saturday, May 5, 2018, the Council held its first official Community Clean up in the Boca del Rio and San Juan Areas.
Reef Week's Trivia Competition tested the wits of elementary school children on all things reef and the precious environment and animals that depend on it. Students of Caye Caulker R.C. School joined those from San Pedro at the San Pedro Lions Den for the fun and educational competition that took place this morning, Wednesday, May 9, 2018. Coming out on top after three rounds and a tie-breaker section, with an almost perfect score was Annelyse Perdue of Isla Bonita Elementary School.
On Monday, May 7, 2018, the Prime Minister of Belize, Rt. Hon. Dean Barrow, and Country Representative of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), Dr. Cassandra T. Rogers, signed a loan contract for US$10 million that will seek to reduce Belize’s vulnerability to climate change and risk with the implementation of climate resilience measures in the tourism sector, and the improvement of disaster risk management governance.
On Sunday, April 29, 2018, Honduran Police and Military forces presented 319 Kilos of cocaine at the Puerto Cortez Naval Base which they confiscated from a vessel registered in Panama which was destined to Belize.
Nina Gualinga, an indigenous woman leader of the Kichwa community of Sarayaku in the Ecuadorian Amazon, is the recipient of this year’s WWF International President’s Youth Award. Joining her in receiving recognition this year is Madison Edwards of San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize.
After Sandy Toes Beach Bar and Grill posted a video of dead fish washing up ashore in front of their establishment, residents rushed to the area curious as to what was happening. This took place last night, Monday, May 7, 2018, at around 8p.m.; it is a startling occurrence that has some residents worried.
Belmopan. May 7th, 2018. The Ministries of Health and Education in partnership with the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), United Nations Children Emergency Fund (UNICEF) and the Iodine Global Network, will carry out a survey to measure and report on the levels of iodine in children in Belize under a project entitled, “Caribbean Region Urinary Iodine and Sodium Study 2018”. Belize is one of the nine Caribbean countries participating in the project.
Island residents are saddened with the news of the passing Habib Hajjara, son the late Paisano Hajjara, and Belize’s latest victim of gun violence.