Thursday, November 18, 2010

Tropic Air adds new Cessna Caravan to fleet!!

This week, Tropic Air received yet another new Cessna (208B) Caravan. It arrived in San Pedro, directly from the Cessna factory in Wichita, Kansas, on Wednesday, November 17th, and represents an investment of over $4 million dollars in the future, economy and people of Belize.

Tropic now has eight Caravans in its fleet with five more on order. This new aircraft is part of Tropic's commitment to providing its customers with the most comfortable and technologically advanced aircraft. It also continues with the fullfillment of the airline's pledge of constant fleet renewal.

The new Caravan comes complete with the Garmin G1000 glass cockpit system and air conditioning which will ensure that its customers fly in safety and comfort. It will provide the additional airlift needed for the tourism industry and for new destinations such as Belmopan.

So on your next flight, be sure to see if you are on their newest baby. Look for the tail number V3-HHK.

One arrested for Wings robbery

San Pedro Police have confirmed the detention of one person as part of their investigation into the robbery that occurred last night at Wings Store. While no official release has been made by the Police Department, The San Pedro Sun was able to confirm the detention of male of a Belize City address.Sometime around 8:30 last night, Pakarshi Wadhwa, the manager of Wings Store, located on Coconut Drive in San Pedro, was heading to his apartment located in the second floor of the same building when he was attacked. Wadhwa had just closed the store, located on the lower flat of the building when he was ambushed inside his apartment building and was beaten in the head before robbed of two cellular phones and an undisclosed amount of money both in cash and checks.
It is uncertain how the man gained access to the upper flat of the building but according to attendants in nearby establishments, they were alerted by screaming coming out from the upper flat of the building. When they came out to see, they realized that a robbery was taking place, and that someone was being hurt. Wadhwa was rushed to a private clinic and the police was quickly alerted. Police responded promptly and managed to mobilize patrols and conducted searches in the general area.
The San Pedro Sun understands that at least two people were involved in the robbery but police would only say that one person has been detained. How did police come up with the arrest in such a short time? The Sun confirmed that after the surveillance cameras were reviewed, images captured the incident as it unfolded. Hence with the help of surveillance cameras images, police were able to apprehend an individual that fits the images caught on the surveillance cameras.
Wadhwa was airlifted last night for further medical treatment in Belize City shortly after midnight but has since been released and is recuperating at home.
This is the second robbery in less than 2 days. On Wednesday, Marina’s Store Extension Shop in the DFC area was robbed in brought daylight.

Happy Children's Day!!

What is better for Children's Day than happy children enjoying a day dedicated to them? San Pedro RC School had an open day full of activities planned, and despite inclement weather, managed to squeeze in a few games in between downpours.
Here are some happy faces to brighten the day!!

Belizean Bodybuilder Leroy Healy Longsworth places 5th in the 2010 NPC Sacramento Bodybuilding Championships

Belize’s very own Leroy Healy Longsworth has made us proud again when he competed in the 2010 NPC Sacramento Bodybuilding Championships; held on Saturday November 6th in Sacramento California, where he placed 5th in the heavyweight category.

Leroy is well known in the local and Central American bodybuilding circle and was a part of the 2007 national team that competed for the country in the Central American Championships held here in Belize, where he took the Silver medal in the heavyweight category.

The Bodybuilding and Fitness Federation of Belize congratulates Leroy on his tenacity, hard work and accomplishment and recognizes him as a truly outstanding Belizean.