Thursday, April 16, 2009

Don't Feed the Crocs: it's illegal

The Feeding of Crocodiles south of San Pedro Town is a continuous but illegal practice. For months there have been efforts made by environmentalists and neighbors in the area to discontinue those practices. Several agencies, including the San Pedro Town Council, The Forestry Department and the Police Department jointed their efforts to install a sign, clearly displaying the illegality of feeding the American Crocodile.Under Chapter 220 of the Laws of Belize Wildlige Protection Act, molesting (feeding) wildlife is punishable by a $1000.00 fine and/or six months in prison.
DO NOT FEED THE CROCS; it disrupts the normal feeding cycle which can lead to the specie's extinction.

Injured man found on Coconut drive Thursday morning

San Pedro Police are still investigating an incident involving a Hispanic male found unconscious at about 3am on Thursday morning. According to eyewitnesses, the man seen on the ground was found bleeding profusely from an injury to the head on Coconut Drive just next to Ramon’s Village. Fortunately, Nurse Kelly was driving by, and was able to render First Aid to the injured man. He was later rushed to the San Pedro Poly-Clinic for further medical attention. It is not certain whether the man was assaulted or if he was involved in a traffic accident. Police are still investigating this incident.

Belize on HGTV's House Hunters International

Young entrepreneur Amber Bunch wants to find a place in Belize to relax and slow down, and she wants the home to reflect her style and preference for space. Ideally, her vacation home will be located steps from the ocean, come already furnished and have plenty of room for guests and a dock for boating. In addition, she needs an office space so she can continue some work while she is in Belize. Amber hopes her budget of $500,000 will be enough to buy a piece of paradise, and agent Dean Studebaker will help her find it. House Hunter International showcases Ambergris Caye. Sueno del Mar, Brahma Blue and Coco Beach are the fantastic and luxurious sites that Amber visits. Will she buy and which one does she prefer? House Hunters host Suzanne Whang

Watch House Hunters International on HGTV (Channel 54) at 10:00 p.m. and 2:00 a.m. Eastern time. Locally it would be 8:00 p.m. and 12:00 midnight. Get your popcorn ready and see if Amber will be your new next door neighbor!