Monday, May 10, 2010

Caye Caulker shooting leaves one dead, one officer detained

Alpheus Parham
At around 5:20pm on May 9th 2010, P.C. #437, Alpheus Parham and a special constable responded to reports of a male person behaving in a disorderly manner at The Split area in Caye Caulker. As a result, a male person by the name of Alex Goff was detained and escorted to the Police Station.
Shortly after, a second incident occurred at the police station. Acting upon information received, the Police responded to the eastern cell block of the Caye Caulker Police Station where the lifeless body of a dark skinned male person was seen in a sitting position against the wall, suffering from what appeared to be a single gunshot wound to the forehead.
The body was later identified as one Alex Goff, 31, of #33 Mopan St., Belize City. Initial Investigation revealed that the victim was detained and escorted to the Caye Caulker police station where he was placed inside the cell block for disorderly conduct and assaulting a Police Officer.
After Goff was placed inside the cell, he continued to make noise, and P.C. # 437 Alpheus Parham re-visited the cell block and began speaking to him. The diarist reported hearing a loud bang then immediately saw the officer exit the cell and placed a .38 revolver inside the diarist desk [drawer], subsequently the officer left the station.
The other officer on duty then made checks inside the cell where he reportedly saw the victim bleeding from what appeared to be a single gunshot wound to the forehead. The body was transported to K.H.M.H. where it awaits a post mortem. The .38 revolver has been recovered. As is customary when a shooting involves a police officer The Office of Internal Affairs and Discipline is conducting an intensive investigation. Officer Parham is detained pending charges.

ABC Pre-School celebrates Mommies

ABC Pre-school students had a special Mother's Day treat for their mommies this morning as they sang a special song, gave them hand-made roses then joined them in creating some beautiful arts and crafts. Happy Mother's Day to all the wonderful mommies on the island and throughout the world!!
May 10th is celebrated by many as Mother's Day.

SP mothers enjoy a night of fun and laughter

Every year, The San Pedro Town Council puts on a fabulous show for mothers across the island, complete with a comedian/singer/actor to entertain on stage. They are fed a delicious meal and treated to ice cold drinks throughout the night. Young volunteers help out with serving all the lovely mothers who come out for a good time. This year was no exception, as Angel Velasquez, "El Tauch" and company, from Merida, Yucatan, kept the good times rolling. Saturday night (May 8) saw hundreds of mothers seated at the old football field (Saca Chispas), taking in the show and enjoying a night of fun and revelry. At the end of the evening, as is traditionally done, the 2010 Mother of the Year was announced. Taking the title this year was Mrs. Leonor Trejo.

Mother of the Year, 2010 - Mrs. Leonor Trejo
Tauch kept the crowd roaring with laughter with his irreverent jokes. Audience participation is a must, and always brings big smiles...
Mothers delighted in the show, which was a blend of naughty and nice, and kept them laughing through the night.
The stage was filled with music, dance, special routines, and at times the act would hit the audience, as The Mask did...
Paquita la del Barrio
Michael Jackson's thriller
This special mother, Patti "Yeye" was not happy until she got on stage for a photo with Tauch
An eager fan, Luis, made sure to go backstage for his picture with the entire cast.