Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Show your support to San Pedro Resident, Guadalupe "Lupe" Couch

Lifetime San Pedro Resident and mother, Mrs. Guadalupe Couch aka Lupe; recently suffered from kidney failure. She is in dire need of dialysis treatment twice per week and/or a Kidney Transplant.

The family is preparing from what more than likely will be a very costly battle to assist Mrs. Lupe. In an effort to assist the family, the Reef Radio will be hosting an all radiothon on Thursday April 14th. Occurring simultaneously with the radiothon will be a lunch Bar-B-Q sale as well as a dollar drive. The family is looking for any assistance that could be afforded. Please note that no donation is too small.

Donations can be made by contacting Mr. Will Alamilla at 624-9480.

The Best Medicine by Joey Clarke at San Pedro's Paradise Theater

Coming soon to San Pedro - the newest presentation from the makers of last year’s most popular plays: the bewitching drama Devilish and the hilarious comedy Trea$ure. On Friday April 15, Gato Negro Productions presents the Best Medicine at the Paradise Theater.
Joining to celebrate writer-director Joey Clarke’s play on the Paradise Theater stage will be rising and established Belizean stars: Diane Garcia, Pamela Gideon, Berne Velasquez, Jason Pascual, Rodvern Lino, Ishmael Quiroz, Chris Gordon and Tessa Matus.
The Best Medicine tells the story of old Mr Moody, who likes to believe he is very, very sick. In fact he believes it so much, he can’t see what’s going on around him: his scheming wife, his daughter’s new love interest, and his crafty housekeeper who thinks she can fix everything. When he tries to marry his daughter off to his doctor’s nephew, his whole world turns upside down. Featuring four original songs, and enough comedy to fill a dozen bedpans, the Best Medicine shows what real health is, with the class and polish our audiences have come to expect.

Friday, April 15, 2011 8:00 pm.
Tickets $30 BZ
Available at Paradise Theater, Reef Village, Wings, Wine de Vine
Bring the whole Family

Doors open at 7:00pm. Drinks and Snacks on sale.
Tickets are available at:
Reef Village
Paradise Theater
Wine De Vine

Ministry of Health conducts workshop on Disaster Response

Press Release – Belmopan - April 12th, 2011 - The Ministry of Health is currently conducting a three day workshop on Disasters, Incident Command and Crisis Leadership. It started yesterday Monday, April 11 and will run through to Wednesday April 13th, at the Belize Biltmore Plaza Hotel, Belize City.

The main objectives of the workshop are to evaluate the present multi-sector systems, information and practices in Belize on health-related responses, to become familiar with the U.S. Incident Command Systems and also to gain knowledge and skills in crisis leadership and risk communication.

Topics being discussed include Pandemic Influenza and Disaster Response, Emergency and Disaster Management, Risk Communications and Media Effectiveness and Psychological First Aid for all hazards.

Participants in the workshop include health practitioners from hospitals and clinics, police officers, representatives from the National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO), the Fire Department and Belize Agricultural Health Authority (BAHA.)

The workshop is being held in collaboration with CDC-CAP Guatemala and the University of South Florida.

Belmopan hosts Lions Convention

The Belize Lions Zone 59 held their 33rd National Convention over the weekend of April 9th & 10th in Belmopan City. Lion members from all clubs across the country were present to witness the several matters tabled and discussed during the convention.
As part of the convention, a resolution was passed for all clubs to raise as much money within 90 days to assist victims of the Japan earthquake and tsunami.
Also on the agenda was the election of a new Zone chairman and a new Zone queen. The new chairman is Lion Dr. Glenford Espadas, while the new Zone queen is Chancae Guy - they take on their responsibilities as of July 1st, 2011.
The convention was celebrated under the theme: "Lions, many faces, many races, one goal: service".
The venue for the next convention in 2012 is Belize City.