Saturday, June 18, 2011

Man Shot North of San Pedro

Reports have reached The San Pedro Sun that one man, identified as Freddy Jaime, was shot shortly before 8pm tonight in the Sueño del Mar area, some ten plus miles north of San Pedro Town. Apparently the victim was shot twice in the upper left chest. The man is listed in critical condition and was emergency airlifted to Belize City for hospital care. We will post more reports as information becomes available.

Scotia Bank gives back to the community

This morning, the San Pedro Branch of Scotia Bank made presentations to five hard working students from the various primary schools on the Island. The presentations were of grants of $300.00 each along with a back pack containing school supplies.

Belizean students visit the Rights of the Child exhibition

Belmopan, Belize, 14 June 2011.- On June 13th and 14th, Belizean students visited the photo exhibition “Human Rights through your Eyes” at the Institute of Mexico in Belize. Children from 4th and 5th forms from Hummingbird School and Queen St. Baptist School visited this exhibition dedicated to the Rights of the Child. During the presentation the students interacted and discussed on their fundamental rights, including rights to adequate food, shelter, clean water, formal education, primary health care, leisure and recreation, cultural activities and information about their rights. They also received brochures provided by the UNICEF Belize Country Office with information regarding this topic.

The exhibition was part of the event "A Day for the Rights of the Child", organized by the Mexican Embassy in collaboration with specialists from the Human Rights Commission of the Mexican state of Quintana Roo late May. The event included various activities in Corozal District and Belize City. It was organised with the aim to raise awareness on human rights, especially of vulnerable groups such as children.

The exhibition includes 26 photographs to encourage the promotion of values and the dissemination of the culture of human rights. The works showcased in this exhibition are the award winning photos in the 2010 Human Rights through Your Eyes’ contest, sponsored by the Quintana Roo Human Rights Commission.