Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween!

Wishing you all a safe and SCARY Halloween!

San Pedro NEMO members in training

The San Pedro Branch of the National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO) conducted a training exercise for various stakeholders and members of the committee. The training was conducted at the Social Security Building on Pescador Drive. The one day workshop was entitled Emergency Operation Management Training, and was aimed at reviewing the island’s evacuation plan in the event of a natural disaster. The training was conducted by NEMO Coordinator Jeromey Tem-rose Augustine and some 20 people from various government and none government organization took place.

Friday, October 30, 2009

Feeling the Halloween Spirit

School children in various primary and pre-schools on the island went to school dressed a little strange today. That’sbecause they took the Halloween spirit to their schools dress in various colorful costumes.
Little Angels Pre-School
Island Academy

Happy Halloween to everyone from the staff of The San Pedro Sun!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

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Shyne Barrow arrives in Belize

Jamal Barrow, AKA Shyne arrived via Continental Airlines at the Philip SW Goldson International Airport on Wednesday after he was deported from the US. Despite fighting to stay in the US, he was transported to Belize, from where he plans to continue his petition for a pardon.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Bush fire tests the Fire Department Response

A fairly large bush fire next to the Ambergris Stadium prompted fire officials to come into action just after 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday. According to the San Pedro Fire Chief, Jerome Garcia, the department got a call of a bush fire in the San Pablo Area next to the stadium. When they arrived they saw thick smoke and high flames and quickly came into action. According to fire official, while the fire was not a direct threat to lives and properties at the time, it was still an inconvenience to residents in the area.
The fire which neighbors believe was intentionally set was quickly brought under control. Many spectators rushed to the scene to get a first hand glimpse of the fire which caused a large thick cloud of smoke in the area.

New Salvadoran Ambassador visits San Pedro

His Excellency (HE) Julio Milton Parada presented his credentials to the Governor General of Belize His Excellency (HE) Sir Colvin Young and Prime Minister of Belize Honorable Dean Barrow yesterday and today the new Salvadoran Ambassador to Belize visited San Pedro Town.
New Salvadoran Ambassador to Belize His Excellency (HE) Julio Milton Parada
Ambassador Parada meets with local leaders of the Salvadoran community in San Pedro Town
Parada meet with the Salvadoran Community Leaders of San Pedro Town and the Mayor of San Pedro Her Worship Elsa Paz as part of his first official working visit to the island. The Ambassador also spoke to The San Pedro Sun about his plans for Belize and the Salvadoran Community in San Pedro. Read more in this week issue of The San Pedro Sun newspaper.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Weekend Fundraisers...

There were several fundraisers over the course of the weekend, with many centered around the Halloween Theme.

Miriam Barrientos Fundraiser
Friday night saw the fundraiser for Miriam Barrientos. Mrs. Barrientos has been hospitalized in Guatemala City, and her son Carlos Perez (of Carlos & Cuts) along with friends and family, organized a fundraiser at the Lions Den. With music by Rompe Raja, and fun Halloween costumes, $5 drinks, everyone had fun and the fundraiser was a success!
Miss World Belize Fundraiser
Lety Lara was at Central Park hosting a BBQ fundraiser with her brothers and friends, in hopes of raising enough funds to help her on her trip to South Africa. Miss Lara will represent Belize in the upcoming Miss World Pageant 2009. Anyone wishing to help her reach her goal can do so by contacting her at 629-5676. Lety leaves the country to South Africa on November 6th.
ACES Halloween Bizarre
Ambergris Caye Elementary School (ACES) held their annual Halloween Bazaar (Bizarre) complete with Spooky House, Fun House, Fish Pond, Tombola and even a Texas Hold 'Em Tournament for the big "kids". A Halloween costume contest was the highlight of the night, and students and parents alike who dressed up were able to take part and win fabulous prizes. Proceeds of the fundraiser will be used to cover classroom expenses and more.
SAGA Halloween for the Homeless
With the intent of raising funds for an anesthesia gas machine*, SAGA held its second annual Halloween Bash at Pedro’s this Sunday, October 25th. From midday, owners were encouraged to dress up their pets and have the opportunity to win fabulous prizes. The festivities included many games for the children, raffles and an amazing silent auction. Food and drinks and general fun was had by all.

*The primary purpose of the anesthetic machine and system is to deliver an inhaled (gas) anesthetic to the animal to keep him unconscious through surgery. The machine proves to be safer and it allows animals to wake up faster after surgery and will, therefore allow Saga time for more treatments.