Saturday, July 11, 2009

Police investigate death in San Pedrito

Police are investigating the death of a man who has been identified as Alejandro Uck (right). Uck believed to be in his early 20's was originally from Succotz Village in the Cayo District.

According to Sergeant Paulino Reyes of the San Pedro Police Department at approximately 1:00 a.m., police received information on a huge brawl in the San Pedrito Area of San Pedro Town. When police arrived at the scene, they found a motionless Uck lying on the ground. He was observed with a small gash wound to his mouth and no other injuries to his body. Initial investigations suggest that Uck was beaten to death. He was picked up off the ground and rushed to the San Pedro PolyClinic where he succumbed to his injuries at about 4:30 this morning.

Uck's body has been transferred to the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital where a post mortem examination is scheduled to be conducted on Monday.

Police have arrested and charged Enrique Pena (left), 42-year-old contractor for the crime of Manslaughter.

Lions Club installs 2009-10 BOD

A night of fun was had by all as the San Pedro Lions Club installed their incoming 2009-2010 Board of Directors. President for the upcoming fiscal year is Lion Melanie Paz who takes over the reigns from outgoing President Lion Eiden Salazar. During the brief ceremonies, awards were distributed to active members who assisted in the last fiscal year. Through their unswerving dedication, Lion Salazar stated, "the last year was a success."Guest Speaker for the night was Jan Brown who commended the Lions in all the hard work that they carry out throughout the world. She encouraged those present to remain active and to continue in the dedication to Serve. Zone 59 Queen Alexis Guerrero was introduced to members and she delivered the Vote of Thanks.At the end of the ceremonies, music was enjoyed by Rompe Raja. Delicious finger food was had and everyone had an enjoyable time.

Lime's Pasta/Lasagna Cook-off

Lime Bar and Grill was again the place to be for Friday night. Presenting their Pasta/Lasagna Cook-off cooks, both amateur and professionals, from across the island rendezvoused to "party central" once more to take part in another FOTHS (Friends of the Humane Society) fundraiser. At $10 an entry, patrons got the opportunity to sample all the delicious entrees available. At the end of the night, those same patrons were the grand judges of the night. With 13 entrees it was a really difficult decision with the best pastas on the island. Taking first place was Jacques Mcpake with a fantastic Beef Lasagna, a close second (very very close) was Sunset Grill with their Seafood Lasagna. Rounding up the winners' circle was Hungry Monkey's Beef Lasagna. FOTHS' goal was to raise $800 to light up Fort Dog and their goal was met with $800 being raised on the $10 food tickets while $140 was received as a donation. At the end of the night, Bob Hamilton of Coral Beach Realty won the 3-day golf cart rental from Cholo's Golf Cart Rental.It was another successful cook-off and organizers are already planning their next event - Appetizers. So whip up your best appetizer recipe to present for Lime's Appetizer Cook-off on August 14th, 2009.

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