Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Thumbs Up! Michaela and Beverly help raise funds for SAGA

Every so often, about once a week, friends Michaela Peterson and Beverly Medrano get together and help to raise funds for SAGA. According to Michaela, they get together every time they outgrow their clothing, or when they collect donations of clothing and toys and books that they can sell. The funds are split, with 50% going to SAGA, and the other 50% shared amongst the enterprising young ladies.
The last sale netted $55, and they are looking forward to raising even more. So be sure and stop by and check out what they have on sale on Coconut Drive. You might find a toy, a book, some gently used clothing, brand new items, and more. Every little bit helps - and as these young ladies are proving, anyone can make a difference! Kudos!

ABC Pre-School hosts Graduation

64 pre-school graduates, hand in hand with their parents and guardians, walked through the streets of San Pedro down to the San Pedro Roman Catholic Church where a graduation mass was held in honor of the ABC Pre-School graduates of 2009.
Congratulations babies!

ACES graduates five

Ambergris Caye Elementary School (ACES) held it's first graduation ceremony on Friday, June 26th, 2009. Students Erin Bradley, Jesus Castillo, Tiffany Rivero, Aline Rodriguez and Kristian Zaldivar officially completed their Primary School Studies and will now move on to the High School chapter of their lives.
Kristian Zaldivar gave the valedictory speech, whilst the Welcome address was read by Tiffany Rivero. Closing the ceremonies with the Vote of Thanks was Erin Bradley.
Congratulations graduates!

Shooting on Swan Street grazes two

Two men narrowly escaped more serious injury after they were grazed by bullets following a shooting incident on the island last night. The two people are 18 year old Clifford Galvez and 25 year old Armando Ordez, both of a Swan Street address in San Pedro Town. According to the police, sometime around 9:35 last night, they received information of a shooting incident by "Back-a-town" in the Airstrip Area.

When police arrived at the scene they saw two people suffering from what appeared to be bullet grazes; Galvez was grazed in the upper back and Ordez to his upper left arm. Galvez and Ordez told police that they, with two other persons were sitting on the stairs of the home opposite Stone’s Apartments. While sitting, they noticed a man on a bicycle, described only as being slim and dark skinned, coming from the direction of San Pedrito down Tropical Wave Street. When the man came closer, he pulled out what appeared to be a firearm from around his waist and fired five live rounds towards the four men’s direction. He then made good his escape. As a result of the shooting, both Galvez and Ordez were grazed.

One of the bullets hit the windshield of a golf cart parked on the same street.

Police do not have a clear motive as yet but they strongly suspect that the shooting is in retaliation from an old argument (beef). Police have detained one man for questioning while their investigation continues.