It’s Hot, Belize Surpassing Projected Peak Demands of Electricity
BEL Manages Impacts of Unusually Hot and Humid Weather and Generation Supply Constraints - Belize Electricity Limited (BEL) says it is putting in place contingency measures to mitigate possible disruptions in the supply of electricity to our customers that could occur during the remainder of this week through to next weekend.
Parts of Saca Chispas Field To Be Used for Public Parking
While still not having putting the parking meters to use in Barrier Reef Drive (Front Street), the San Pedro Town Council today informed residents plans to use portions of the Saca Chispas field as a parking area, expanding the much-needed parking availability in town.
Get Ready for the Extravaganza: 2023 San Pedro Lobster Fest Unveils Calendar of Events
The San Pedro Lobster Festival committee, in partnership with the San Pedro Business Association, is thrilled to announce the much-anticipated 2023 San Pedro Lobster Fest - Calendar of Events!
Belize Implements Significant Increase in Airport Fee for Visitors
In a move that will have a big impact on travelers, Belize is set to implement a substantial increase in one of its airport fees for foreign visitors starting from August 1 this year. The adjustment, known as the "Belize Airports Authority Airport Development and Passenger Service Fees," will witness a doubling of the fee from its previous amount of $18 to $36, significantly raising the cost of air travel for tourists. Let's explore the implications of this change and how it will affect travel expenses:
A Taste of Belize in the Heart of Las Vegas
In the vibrant city of Las Vegas, where culinary delights from around the world converge, one Belizean cook is working hard to make a name for himself. This weekend, Mario Graniel Jr., of San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize, paid homage to his Caribbean roots with a delectable creation.
Over Seven Miles of Paved Roads Coming to San Pedro
Islanders are happy to see this project take off this week. The San Pedro Town Council and Hon. Andre Perez joined in the ground-breaking of the first phase of the concrete streets renovation program on Thursday, May 11, 2023. The infrastructural project will see 7.5 miles of concrete roads by the end of the year, which will run through the main streets of San Pedro including Marina Drive, through subdivisions such as DFC, San Pablo, San Pedrito, San Juan, and Boca del Rio, ending at San Mateo.
San Pedro Lions Club Introduces New Queen
The San Pedro Lions Club held a small ceremony over the weekend to crown and introduce their newest queen representative for the year 2023-2024. Miss San Pedro, Faith Edgar Noel was present to assist in the crowning of Miss Kristal Navarrete. Click Here for More on Ambergris Today Online
Potential New Port in Corozal to Benefit San Pedro
The Minister Blue Economy and Civil Aviation, Hon. Andre Perez along with Prime Minister, Hon. John Briceño, visited the Neuland Mennonite community in Corozal where a potential new port could be built. The proposed port would provide a transportation hub for people who live on the mainland, but work in San Pedro Town, as well as reducing the costs of transporting goods from the mainland to the Caye. The visit was part of the government's ongoing efforts to improve the infrastructure of the country's transportation systems while boosting economic activity in the area.
Celebrity Conservationist Jeff Corwin To Come Celebrate Belize Zoo Anniversary
The Belize Zoo and Tropical Educational Center announced, this week, plans to celebrate its 40th anniversary and second annual Sharon Motola Day with the visit of conservation explorer and wildlife biologist Jeff Corwin.
Dallas Mavericks Reggie Bullock Owns Island in Belize
Dallas Mavericks guard Reggie Bullock is living the dream, not being the first NBA player to own multiple homes, but also owning his own island. He took to Instagram to unveil "Bullock Island," an island in Belize that he purchased and plans to turn into a resort where his family and guests can vacation. Develpment on the island has already commenced.
Stay Tuned for Bowen & Bowen National Spelling Bee Finals
Excitement is definitely in the air for the eighty students moving on to the Spelling Bee District Finals after advancing from zone eliminations. The District Finals are scheduled for April 18 – 28, 2023, and will determine the twelve students who will compete in the finals at Countryside Park, Spanish Lookout on June 2, 2023.
Champions of Change Awards To Ten Island Women
The San Pedro Town Council has partnered once again with Hope Haven to present awards of Champion of Change for the second time. In honor of International Women’s Day ten outstanding women of San Pedro Town, Ambergris Caye will receive the Award for having paved the way towards gender equality and gender equity. Congratulations to the 2023 Champions of Change Awardees!
Celebrity Spotting - Simone Biles Celebrates Bachelorette Party in Belize
Olympic Gold Medalist Simone Biles took to her social media accounts to give her followers a glimpse of her bachelorette party in, San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize, that took place over the weekend. The gymnast posted a picture on Twitter last week Thursday, featuring a "Future Mrs. Owens" sash and balloons spelling out the word bride. In the caption, she wrote, "The one where I'm the bride," adding a touch of humor to the post.
Town Council Sets Up Sargassum Barriers for Easier Cleanup
The San Pedro Town Council is taking on the dreaded sargassum head on as the first wave of the nasty stuff has landed and all indications are that it will be a busy season. Residents are advised that the San Pedro Town Council is setting up a sargassum barrier between the Mayan Princess beach access and the municipal pier.
Celebrity Spotting - Harry Potter Star Alfred Enoch in San Pedro
Harry Potter fans are excited with the news that celebrity actor Alfred Lewis Enoch has been vacationing in San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize for quite some time. Many had not recognized the actor as he blended with the locals and tourists, but once he was spotted by a few fans, he was caught on cameras. Alfred is a British and Brazilian actor is best known for playing Dean Thomas in Harry Potter film series and Wes Gibbins in the ABC legal thriller television series How to Get Away with Murder.
Belize to Celebrate Reef Week in March
Reef Week 2023 to be celebrated under the theme: For health, wealth and pleasure, our reef is a treasure! Activities celebrating Belize’s marine environment set for March 4th to March 11th, 2023
Belikin Ultra Debuts in Belize
The Belikin family of brands is expanding to include a new member, Belikin Ultra. Belikin Ultra is smooth and easy drinking, with a traditional malty body, brewed for those who live an active lifestyle. The new brew has the added benefits of low carbs and fewer calories than a standard lager. The exceptionally smooth flavor of Belikin Ultra complements the Belikin portfolio and will appeal to those who want to...Be Ultra.
Max Greif New CEO of Tropic Air as Steve Schulte Retires
Tropic Air today announced the appointment of D. Maximillian Greif (Max) as Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Mr. Greif will take over executive leadership from Steve Schulte on January 30th, 2023. “I am honored to serve Tropic’s employees, customers and fellow Belizeans in this role,” Mr. Greif said. “Tropic understands its responsibility as a pillar of the national economy, and to those people whose livelihood depend on it. I am grateful to be part of the stewardship of that responsibility by serving alongside approximately 300 dedicated employees.”
Taiwan Gifts $33Mil to Belize for San Pedro General Hospital
Residents of San Pedro Town gathered at the Lion's Den today, January 11, 2023, to witness the historic signing of a memorandum of understanding between the governments of Belize and Taiwan for the construction of the San Pedro General Hospital. The $33Mil needed to construct the hospital will be a grant and not a loan from the Government of Taiwan. The momentous occasion is another testament to 34 years of bilateral relations between the two countries and Taiwan's continued commitment to the betterment of Belize.
Eulogy of Maestro Rafael Angel Nunez
by - Dorian Nuñez Good afternoon, Today we gather to celebrate the life of Rafael Angel Nuñez, Teacher Nuñez, Principal Nuñez, Sir, Dad. One final assembly for “el Gran Maestro!” It has been most comforting to hear from all his friends, family and students. You’ve made me realize that the man I knew as dad was so different from what most of you knew. So I’d like to share a glimpse of Angel the Dad and husband with you.