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.