Monday, November 30, 2009

Smile Clinic Too returns to La Isla Bonita

The Smile Clinic is back in San Pedro. Working from the Holy Cross school, the dentists and volunteers plan on tending to approximately 100 kids. Their last day on the island is Thursday and parents are advised that the clinic is free of cost and all may pay a visit.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Pilot Nigel Flowers Found Deceased

Reports have reached The San Pedro Sun that island resident and Maya Island Air pilot Nigel Flowers, 33, of Belize City was found dead this morning in his apartment.

Co-workers and friends became concerned about Flowers and discovered his lifeless body at approximately 10:30AM. Dr. Giovanni Solórzano was called to the scene where he estimated that Flowers had died of natural causes approximately seven hours prior to being discovered. Family members have been notified and Flowers body has been sent to Belize City for a post-mortem exam. No foul play is suspected.

The San Pedro Sun sends condolences to the family and friends of Mr. Flowers. May he rest in peace.

New Horizon Celebrates Harvest Day

New Horizon Seventh Day Adventist Church held their annual Harvest Day celebration this Sunday morning.

The congregation arrived at the church loaded with baskets of fresh fruits and vegetables to pay tribute to God for a successful year of harvest. A food market was set up outside the church and the day was dedicated to giving thanks and fellowship.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Art Show in the Park

Local artists have invaded the Central Park and are showing off their beautiful creations to the public. Everyone's welcome to come and browse the beauty and talent of our local painters!

Friday, November 27, 2009

Celebrate Township Day

Celebrations kicked off at 5PM with a Grand Parade! Participants were encouraged to dipict San Pedro 25 years ago

Stay tuned for more photos and updates on Township Day!

Residents protest against 10.6% water increase

Members of the San Pedro Town community conducted a peaceful protest through the principal streets of the island. The protest started at 9:00 a.m. from the Central Park today and then movee through the main streets of San Pedro culminating at the Central Park. The purpose of the protest was to publicly reject the Public Utilities Commission’s (PUC) initial approval of 10.6% increase in water rate for the Belize Water Service Limited. A letter was circulated during the protest and signatures were collected. This will now be forwarded to the PUC before December 2nd, 2009. For further information please contact organizer Jorge Aldana at 662-0143.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Protest against the 10.6% increase in water rates

The general public is hereby informed that members of the San Pedro Town community will be conducting a peaceful protest through the principal streets of San Pedro Town. The protest is scheduled to start at 9:00 a.m. from the Central Park on Friday, November 27th, 2009. The protest will then move through the main streets of San Pedro and culminate at the Central Park.

The purpose of the protest is to publicly reject the Public Utilities Commission’s (PUC) initial approval of 10.6% increase in water rate for the Belize Water Service Limited. A letter will be circulated during the protest and signatures will be collected. This will then be forwarded to the PUC before December 2nd, 2009.

For further information please contact organizer Jorge Aldana at 662-0143.

Distinct culinary experiences ... Nautica and Legends spice up your meal

The country of Belize is well known for its culinary zeal. Chefs in the country have a knack for mixing up the traditional with a Belizean flair making all dishes unique and truly outstanding. What is great about Ambergris Caye is that the dining experience extends from just one genre of food to a foray of taste bud adventures awaiting everyone. From Asian to Thai, American to Caribbean, experiencing the many available menu items can prove to be an exciting journey for all. This week, we take a look at two different dining experiences that are not only unique in their own rights but offer diverse ambiences, menus and experiences carefully perfected for any palate.

Nautica – Seafood Grill & Bar
Nautica, located deep inside Fido’s Courtyard, indulges in the use of only the freshest ingredients, carefully combined for a supreme taste. Nancy Nida, owner, takes pride in being fearless when it comes to creating signature dishes which are truly Belizean. She accomplishes this through the use of spices, rum and fresh seafood, meats and vegetables which make Nautica one of the best choices when dining out.

Legends Burger House…History in the Making

Appropriately named, the new Legends Burger House is destined to make burger history on La Isla Bonita. The first restaurant in San Pedro to be solely dedicated to the mighty burger, Legends is serving up a wide variety of tasty meals while offering a fun and funky atmosphere. Located just a quarter mile north of the Boca del Rio Bridge, Legends is situated where the landmark restaurant, Sweet Basil used to be. Managers Jewels and Tyler are no strangers to San Pedro and moved here two years ago to run the once popular Sweet Basil restaurant. Over time it was clear that customers were ready for a change and the managers jumped at the chance to make some big changes and really embrace a sense of ownership to the establishment.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Vote Now: Take your BEST shot competition

The San Pedro Sun has embarked on its annual trip through the country through the eyes of our readers and followers. With great prizes, our Take your BEST shot competition has been extended for one more week. YOU, our readers and friends are the judges. Email us to to cast your vote (this will allow our voters anonimity) or vote by means of placing a comment about your favorite picture. Do so generously.

On the slide show below, you will find photos which are the SOLE PROPERTY of the photographers. We ask kindly that the photos not be copied to be printed or distrbuted elsewhere without the permission of the photographers. Thank you for taking a part in this competition by voting. Voting ends on Dec. 1st, 2009.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Caye Caulker Fire Details

As we mentioned this morning, several buildings were destroyed by fire in Caye Caulker. 4 buildings were completely engulfed in flames and destroyed, and 3 structures received partial damage. In an interview with the media, both Police and Fire Officials estimated the damage at close to $1 million dollars. None of the buildings were insured. More details in this week's issue of The San Pedro Sun...

Public Consultation to be held tomorrow

The Sustainable Tourism Program (STP) of the Ministry of Tourism, Civil Aviation and Culture, and the Belize Tourism Board, in conjunction with the San Pedro Town Council will be holding a public consultation on Wednesday, November 25th at 7:00 p.m. through 9:30 p.m. at the Lions Den, San Pedro.

The purpose of the meeting is:
1) to present to the community the STP Project and specifically the Ambergris Caye investements: the Saca Chispas Sunset Boardwalk and Water Taxi Terminal, and Bacalar Chico Educational Center

2) to obtain feedback from the community for consideration and incorporation within the design options and planning process

3) invite suggestion on the developments as presented.

All potential stakeholders to include the Belize Tourism Industry Association, Belize Hotel Association, local hoteliers, tour operators, and other service providers, handicraft and other commercial vendors, water-taxi/taxi association members and citizens of San Pedro Town and Ambergris Caye are encouraged to attend.