In commemoration of Tropic Air’s 40th Birthday, the airline is marking it by celebrating with customers. And is also thankful to its staff who have been with them for over 30 years. Steven Schulte, Tropic’s CEO and John Grief III – President of Tropic Air were present to thank senior employees for their hard work and dedication to the company. Senior Staff members include:
Island residents and visitors flocked the shoreline of San Pedro to witness the Annual Holiday Board which was held on Saturday, December 7, 2019. The boats were all lit up with colorful lights and cheerful with music, song and dance! The Holiday Boat Parade boasted a total of nine boat entries this year. Here are these year’s winners of the Final Holiday Parade: Best of Show (1st place - $4,000): Jody Leslie and Team Chingon, self-sponsored
This Wednesday, December 11, Tropic Air commemorates its 40th birthday, and the airline is marking it by celebrating with customers.
The Belize Tourism Board (BTB),in collaboration with Color Blind Multimedia Productions and the National Institute for Culture and History (NICH), officially launched on Friday, December 6, 2019, the See Belize Channel, Belize’s first dedicated television travel channel, during a press conference held at the North Park Hotel in Belize City.
Founder’s Day was once more celebrated at San Pedro High School. The faculty, staff and students of San Pedro High pulled off another great celebration as tradition has it, San Pedro High School is always up for a celebration in commemoration of (now retired) Principal Angel Nuñez’s birthday every year on December 5.
Illegal users to benefit from lack of political will to take decisive action on indiscriminate and destructive fishing gear On Thursday, December 5, 2019, The Government of Belize announced that the use of gillnets in Belizean waters will continue. In doing so, the Government has turned down a two-million-dollar financial aid package that would have been disbursed to licensed Belizean fishers as part of their agreement to transition away from this indiscriminate and destructive gear. In 2018, those fishers numbered 83 persons.
Island resident, 18-year-old, Michael Cobo reportedly was last heard of on Friday, November 29, 2019 and was reported missing on Monday, December 2, 2019. The Cobo’s family worst fear came true as they headed to Belize to identify the body of a male person that was found floating near the Port Authority pier.
On Saturday, November 30, 2019, 16-year-old, Nayobie Rivero was crowned Miss Teen Mundial Belize 2020. Nayobie is a junior student at San Pedro High School majoring in Business. She is no stranger to pageantry as she has held the title of Miss Chiquitita 2010 and Little Miss SPHS 2010. Nayobie Rivero will represent the Jewel - Belize at the Miss Teen Mundial to be held in El Salvador from July 18 - 26, 2020.
On Sunday, December 1st, 2019. The Law enforcement Tourch Run for Special Olympics began in Punta Gorda and has made its way to San Pedro, Ambergris Caye on Tuesday, December 3, 2019. This torch is paraded around the country by the police and other law enforcement officers including the Belize Police Department, National Fire Service, Customs Department, Belize Defense Force and The Kolbe Foundation in an effort to garner special attention to children with disabilities and the Belize Special Olympics, raising funds for the same organization.
.The Deputy Prime Minister of Belize Hon. Patrick Faber represented Belize at the Meeting of Vice Presidents of Member States of the Central American Integration System (SICA) in El Salvador on Monday, December 2, 2019.
The Department of Youth Services hosted its annual Belize Youth Awards Gala on Friday, November 29, 2019 at the Belize City Civic Center. The Youth Awards night celebrates amazing and talented young people who have shown leadership, innovation, and community service skills while empowering their peers and motivating their communities. Lovely Sanpedrana Nayobie Rivero was awarded with the Minister’s Award for Leadership and Advocacy.
On Monday, December 2, 2019, the UK government was pleased to witness the signing of the construction contract for the Coastal Highway Upgrading Project in Belize which forms part of the £330 million UK Caribbean Infrastructure Fund (UKCIF) portfolio. This project will upgrade approximately 59 km (approximately 37 miles) of the road network, associated bridge and drainage works linking the George Price Highway to the Hummingbird Highway.
It’s beginning to look a Lot like Christmas, the San Pedro Town Council held its official lighting ceremony of the Town’s Christmas Tree on Sunday, December 1, 2019 at Central Park. It was fun-filled event enjoyed by island residents and tourists alike.
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The Belize Coast Guard is celebrating its 14th anniversary and the 10th Recruitment Exercise and Changing of Command Ceremony took place on Wednesday, November 27, 2019. The event took place at the Belize Coast Guard Headquarters, 4.5 miles George Price Highway, Belize City. Taking command of the Belize Coast Guard was Captain Elton Bennet and our very own Sanpedrana Alma Pinelo was promoted to Lieutenant Commander.
Simone Biles, world-renowned Olympic gymnast and gold medalist, was presented with a symbolic key to San Pedro Town by Mayor Daniel Guerrero at a short ceremony that took place at Pineapples Restaurant, Ramon’s Village on Wednesday, November 27, 2019. Mayor Guerrero mentioned that islanders are honored in having Biles visit San Pedro, Ambergris Caye as she keeps her native Belizean family and home at heart wherever she travels.The athlete said that her favorite destination would always be Belize as she holds dual citizenship through her mother, Nellie Cayetano Biles.
Annually, 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence is launched on November 25th, International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, and runs until December 10th, International Human Rights Day.
Oceana came to Belize 10 years ago determined to support Belizeans in their advocacy for the national policies necessary to enhance and increase our collective protection of the Caribbean Sea. Since then Oceana has helped Belize make significant strides in ocean conservation, accomplishing two momentous laws to safeguard its marine resources. Belize’s commitment to ocean stewardship was solidified with a ban on all forms of trawling and also the indefinite moratorium on offshore oil activities.
On Friday, November 29th, 2019, the Belize Trade & Investment Development Services (BELTRAIDE) through its Small Business Development Center, Belize (SBDCBelize) unit will host its 5th Annual National Entrepreneurship Convention (EntreCon) under the team "Engage, Exchange, Empower".
Belize’s Children Honored at Special Awards Ceremony Several children were recognized for their outstanding work in several areas at the first ever National Children’s Awards ceremony held on Friday, Novemebr 22, 2019. The event was the culmination of several activities held as part of Belize joining the international community in the commemoration of the thirtieth anniversary of the signing of the Convention on the Rights of Children.