- Belmopan, November 22, 2010 - Today, Mexican Government officials handed over more than 1,000 food packages to the Government of Belize, as part of the humanitarian aid for the victims of hurricane Richard. The aid was transported by road from Toluca City, in central Mexico, though Chetumal to Belmopan.
"WOW!!! What a catch!" That's what you heard yesterday afternoon as toursits gathered at the Texaco pier to take a picture of this huge Jewfish! The 80 pound fish caught the attention of many young children, locals and tourists alike. Local Fisherman, Mr. Ian Pou Sr. along with his son Ian Pou Jr. happened to be cleaning their catch of the day and were more than pleased to take a few pictures for impressed tourist and even for Ambergris Today.
If you think you saw a red parrot roaming around the island and found it very familiar, you did not see wrong. In fact, his sidekick Joey Stevens might have given it away that Bob the Parrot was back visiting San Pedro!
An estimated $140Mil went up in smoke as the incinerator at the Tower Hill sugar mill destroyed the Colombian coke as the B.D.F. oversaw the operation. The cross country track for the huge amount of cocaine hauled in by law enforcement authorities just over a week ago, ended on Monday, November 22, 2010, at Tower Hill in Orange Walk. As reported by Love FM News, it took hours of first, verification, then a check and counter check to make sure it was actually cocaine being burnt, and then brick by brick the cocaine was entered into the incinerator.
Holy Cross Anglican School celebrated Belize Culture Day and Garifuna Settlement Day On Thursday, November 18. In spite of the rain, spirits were high; Students and teachers had worked for weeks creating displays and demonstrations while making posters and collecting related materials. Five of the major ethnic groups which comprise the Belizean society were highlighted - the Creole, Garifuna, Maya, Mestizo and East Indian. The School also held a reenactment of the Garifuna landing in Belize 178 years ago.
- Press Release - On Friday night, November 12, 2010, fourteen members of the Chetumal group of Alcoholics Anonymous arrived in San Pedro and were met by at least 20 members of the San Pedro Fellowship. The Mexicans came to do a public information presentation at the R. Angel Nunez Auditorium on Saturday, November 13 at 7:30p.m. The program was opened with Paña-Rock (three pre-teen aged boys) playing two drums and turtle shells and was closed with a dance by the San Pedro Dance Company. The turnout was impressive.
Tropic Air intends to introduce new flights to Honduras and Guatemala within the next 12 months. Carrier chief executive Steve Schulte stated that Tropic Air has already started the process to gain authority to launch service to Honduras, and is examining option for acquiring larger, twin engine turboprops for new service to Honduras.
Madisco has been appointed as the exclusive distributor of the entire Professional Line of Products from Kimberly Clark for the country of Belize. On Wednesday, November 17, 2010, Madisco held its first official launch of Kimberly Clark products at the conference center at the Villas at Banyan Bay, San Pedro, inviting business personnel who would benefit from the Kimbery Clark products and Madisco services. This is not only an important appointment for MADISCO but a sign of growing respect and acknowledgement of Belize as a major tourist destination.
It's Children's Day and throughout the country schools have been carrying out activities throughout the week to honor the children. Ambergris Today visited several schools as they celebrated Children's Day in a very unique way.
The manager of Wings Department Store in San Pedro was assaulted last night, Wednesday, November 17, 2010 at around 8:20p.m. as he closed the store and was on his way to his residence located on the third floor of the Wings building.
The San Pedro Garifuna Council has kick started its celerations that will lead to Garifuna Settlement Day, which is a public and bank holiday in the country of Belize. Today, November 17, 2010, the Garifuna are entertaining with live drumming under the palapa at Central Park and Dorian's Angels set out to have some fun! Perlita took to the drums, Delsie the Maragas (or Shaka) and Sofia took to dancing. With the help of the Garifuna Council members, the Angels were able to perform and dance the traditional Paranda, Punta and Jankunu of the Garifuna.
The RESTORE Belize Program with the office of the Prime Minister collaborated with government agencies and private donors to assist in the national effort to provide disaster relief to affected persons in the wake of Hurricane Richard.
On Wednesday, December 1, the entire world will observe World AIDS Day. This particular day has been set aside to emphasize awareness about this epidemic that is plaguing the world over. Belize joins the rest of the world in bringing awareness during this day as well. And with that in mind that the San Pedro AIDS Commission is inviting the general public and businesses, along with their staff, to join in the yearly AIDS Solidarity Walk on Wednesday, December 1.
For all those Kelly McGuire Fans, he is coming back to San Pedro for some live jamming. He had been away for a while recording his new album and ready to present some of his new music to his island fans and followers who will travel to the island to see him perform. Here are a few of the venues he is playing at in San Pedro:
The Garifuna community all around Belize prepares to celebrate Garifuna Settlement Day with is observed on November 19 as a public and bank holiday. This year the Garifuna celebrate under the theme: Gibe Memegili Wayumaha; Lidanba Uarani Wawansera (We Continue to have many Aspirations; In Unity We Advance). The San Pedro Branch of the National Garifuna Council has lined up activities leading towards the national day of celebration of the arrival of the Garifuna to Belize which include the following:
An Urgent Appeal for help!
Krista Claims Victory for the Capital City- Press Release - The first annual Queen of the Jewel, formerly (The Next Miss Belize) preliminary competition and fashion show took place inside the Lion’s Den in San Pedro on Saturday, November 13. Though all ten delegates were stunning in their presentations, the final scores equated to a tie between Scarleth Delgado of San Pedro and Krista Cruz of Belmopan.
Demonstrators spotlight the end of coral reefs in Belize - Hundreds of international supporters gather to form a human banner asking if the end is near for the Belize and other endangered coral reefs around the world, on an island on the Belizian Barrier Reef off the coast of Belize City, Belize, on November 13, 2010. The action was on the final day of the three-day Belize Reef Summit which urged global leaders to take strong action at the upcoming U.N Climate Talks in Cancun, Mexico. UPI/Lou Dematteis/Spectral Q.
- Press Release, Belize Police Department, Press Office - On Saturday, November 13, 2010 at about 2:00a.m. Independence Police (ISF) received information of an aircraft suspected to have landed somewhere in Bladden Village. As a result, ISF police proceeded to the area where a white van was seen coming through the area.
Scarleth Delgado and Krista Cruz Share Top Model Title It was suppose to be a Fashion Show to select a top model amongst the ten contestants of the Next Miss Belize beauty pageant and a platform on which the organization to conduct their preliminary judging before pageant night on Saturday, November 27, 2010. But what went wrong during the fashion show on Saturday, November 13, clearly shows that the Miss Belize organization still needs a lot more polishing.