Thursday, April 1, 2010

Public Consultation on the Revised Ambergris Caye Master Development Plan

The Coastal Zone Management Authority and Institute is facilitating the revision of the San Pedro Ambergris Caye Master Development, a project activity that is supported by the Hol Chan Trust Fund, World Wildlife Fund-Belize and the Coastal Zone Management Authority.

The first draft of the revised plan has been prepared and, as is a customary part of the process, the public is being invited to participate in a public review and discussion of the first draft of f the revised document. The objective is to share, exchange and incorporate into the document ideas and views of the San Pedro community

The consultation will take place on Tuesday, April 13th, 2010 at 6:30 p.m. in the Lion’s Den, San Pedro Town.

For further information, kindly contact Mr. Fidel Ancona, phone # 226-2023 or Vincent Gillett, Coastal Zone Authority at 223-5739.

San Pedro Town Library Hosts Easter Egg Hunt

On Wednesday March 31st, the San Pedro Public Library, along with students from the University of North Carolina, hosted students of San Pedro for a day of fun games, which culminated in an Easter Egg Hunt inside the confines of the Library.

The Hunt Begins!
Hidden Eggs at the San Pedro Town Library

The Children enjoyed a game of Red Light - Green Light

Getting in some excercise with the 'Duck-Duck-Goose' game!

BWS - Public Notice!!

Water Supply restrictions in San Pedro, Ambergris Caye
In response to queries regarding the low water pressure being experienced by residents in South Ambergris Caye, BWS has issued the following statement:

"Belize City, Belize. March 31, 2010:

Water Supply restrictions in San Pedro, Ambergris Caye

Over the last 10 days, BWS has not been receiving adequate supplies of water from Consolidated Water Belize Ltd (CWBL), the private company that operates the Reverse Osmosis Water Treatment Plant on San Pedro, Ambergris Caye. BWS has been informed by CWBL that they have not been able to run the plant at normal capacity as they have been experiencing unusual matter clogging the filter membranes of the plant. CWBL further informed that they have not been able to clean membranes of this matter and that they have rapidly used up all their available spare membranes and have had to order additional membranes. CWBL is hopeful of having these additional membranes in country by tomorrow, Thursday April 1, 2010 in order to maintain adequate water production. BWS has been coordinating with CWBL over the last few days to try to maintain adequate storage to help meet the water demand over the Easter Weekend; unfortunately, it now appears that we may not be able to do so.

BWS hereby informs residents and visitors to San Pedro that, should the available supply continue to diminish, the company will have no choice but to restrict or ration water over the Easter Weekend. For health and sanitary reasons, BWS will attempt to keep any required water rationing restrictions to no more than a few hours at a time.

BWS reassures the public that the company has conducted tests on the water being supplied and confirms that the water is potable and safe for use. BWS has also informed the relevant regulatory authorities and the San Pedro Town Council of the water supply situation.

BWS extends apologies to San Pedro residents and visitors for any inconvenience that any necessary water supply restrictions may cause.

Belize Water Services Ltd. is committed to providing the best and most reliable service to all customers across the country.

Belize Water Services Ltd. – Delivering water and more…

For more information regarding this or any other BWS Press Release, please contact

Mr. Haydon Brown at Tel: 222-4757 Ext. 234 or via e-mail at"

Palapa at RC School being built

Through the efforts of Mrs. Eve Dirnback, Fido's, Flow River Flow, Councilor Romel Gomez, the San Pedro Roman Catholic School will now boast a new palapa.