Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Body of unidentified female found

Confirmed reports are that the body of an unidentified female was found between Coconut Dr and the beach, near the Belize Yacht Club Area (also known as the South Airstrip Area).

She was found off an alley that connects the beach to the street under a veranda near a bushy area. She was fully concealed/covered.
Details are shortcoming at this time as police are still processing the scene - hence the rumors that abound need to be confirmed before an official announcement of the identity of the female can be made.
Police are currently awaiting the arrival of Dr. Mario Estradaban, to conduct the official post mortem. For the moment, the Police are treating the scene as that of a homicide.

US $10,000 Grant awarded to Lions Zone 59 to aid Hurricane Richard victims

-Press Release - Belize Lions Zone 59 - November 2, 2010 - The Belize Lions Zone 59 is pleased to announce the disbursement of a grant of US$10,000 to be used for relief supplies to the victims of Hurricane Richard. The money was secured through the Lions Club International Foundation (LCIF) Disaster Relief Fund which is available to any district or zone after a disaster.
Immediately after the passage of Hurricane Richard, The Belize Lions Zone 59 expressed to the Prime Minister of Belize, Hon Dean Barrow, that as a service organization in Belize, we were ready to assist in bringing some immediate relief to the victims of hurricane Richard.
Following the announcement of the initial assessment of the damages, The Zone Chairman, Baldemar Graniel, immediately contacted Lions International and provided them with the necessary documentation to secure the grant. On Monday November 1st, LCIF contacted the Zone Chairman to inform him that the monies have been approved and ready for disbursement.
LCIF has a board-established grant criterion and emergency grant funds must be used only to provide basic necessities such as food, clothing, blankets, bottled water, and medical supplies for those affected by the disaster. Because monies must be utilized by the Lions, the organization will be working very closely with the Government of Belize, through the National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO), in identifying areas that are more in need. In the immediate days ahead, the Zone Chairman, Lion Graniel will be consulting with the Presidents of the Club to work out a methodology of disbursing relief supplies.
The LCIF grant will complement the efforts of various other Lions Clubs following the aftermath of Hurricane Richard. The Lions Club International Foundation, along with the Belize Lions Zone 59, continues to pledge its full support to all those Belizeans affected by Hurricane Richard and we remain committed in making our community and country a better place to live. On behalf of the Belize Lions Zone 59 and the people of Belize, we also wish to thank LCIF for awarding us with the much needed grant.

Missing Woman on San Pedro

Reports were filed with the San Pedro Police on Monday concerning a female flight attendant who is missing on San Pedro. 37 year old MARIA ANTONIA PLAZA GOMEZ, a Spanish National who works for Maya Island Regional has been missing since Saturday evening.

Reports are that she arrived in Belize on Saturday and told the rest of the flight crew that she would be spending the night on San Pedro. She checked into a hotel, went out for the evening and did not return to the hotel. Her possessions were left in the hotel room and police along with Maya Island Staff have launched a search on San Pedro.

Baby Daniel Halloween Bazaar Fundraiser

Funds are still being raised for the further care of Baby Daniel Estell, and on Friday, October 30, the fundraising committee held a Halloween Bazaar for both children and adults. The children enjoyed dressing up and playing games of tombola, ring toss and more.
Judges were on hand to give prizes to the best costumes of the night, but in truth, all the children were winners.

After the children's party, a "grown-up" bazaar followed.