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.
Introducing Official Miss Belize Universe National Costume
Miss Universe Belize, Ashley Lightburn, is reading with final preparations to head to New Orleans, USA, on January 2, where the Miss Universe Pageant 2022 will take place on January 14. This week the Miss Belize Universe organization released images of Miss Belize’s National Costume which will be displayed during competition.
New Wave of COVID in Belize as Cases Start Rising Warns
Belize health authorities are raising the alarm of yet another wave of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic that has so far killed 688 people and infected 69, 376 others since the first case was detected two years ago. For the second consecutive week, the number of people infected with COVID here has jumped by more than 100 and between the weeks of December 6 and 12, the country recorded more than 259 new cases.
Andy Nunez Releases First Single De Rumba as Andrz
San Pedro island resident, Andy Nuñez held an Artist Debut and Video Release Party over the weekend with aspirations of pursuing a music career. Under the artist name ‘Andrz’, he released his first single “De Rumba” which he performed at Losers Bar and Grill to friends and supporters who were eager to listen to his new song.
Governor General Welcomes New U.S. Ambassador to Belize Michelle Kwan
On Monday, December 5, 2022, Governor General H.E. Dame Froyla Tzalam received the letters of credence of H.E. Michelle Kwan, the new U.S. Ambassador to Belize. Ms. Kwan was confirmed as the U.S. ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary to Belize in October, after being nominated for the post by President Joe Biden in December 2021. She has served the U.S. Department of State in various capacities and has had a distinguished career in public service, diplomacy and sports.
Traveling Around the World on a Jet Ski, Spanish Explorer Arrives in San Pedro
Álvaro de Marichalar Sáenz de Tejada arrived in Belize as part of his world tour to circumnavigate the globe aboard the smallest craft in history. His tour commemorates the 500th anniversary of the World’s first circumnavigation and historic voyage by Ferdinand Magellan from 1519 – 1522. Having campaigned against plastic pollution for the past 40 years, Álvaro’s expedition is aimed at raising awareness about the importance of marine conservation. With support from the BTB, Alvaro arrived on Friday, December 2, in San Pedro, Ambergris Caye.
Government is Once Again Thinking of Approving Offshore Oil Exploration in Belize
Oceana announced that commencing today, November 17th, it will begin collecting the necessary signatures to trigger a national referendum. According to Vice President Janelle Chanona, Oceana took this decision following a conversation held on September 9th, 2022, with Prime Minister, Honorable John Briceño during which he confirmed his administration’s intention to proceed with seismic testing in Belizean waters without prior approval of the public to lift the moratorium against the exploration and exploitation of offshore oil.
Caye Caulker 12th on List of Best Places to Travel 2023
Denver, USA (November 15, 2022) - Caye Caulker has been named the 12th best place to travel in the world in 2023 by Travel Lemming, a US-based online travel guide read by more than 6 million travelers. The annual list of 50 best places to travel highlights emerging destinations and hidden gems around the world.
Tropic Air’s San Pedro Sula, Honduras Connection
On Tuesday, November 15, 2023, Tropic Air commenced non-stop, twice weekly, service between the Philip Goldson International Airport (BZE) in Belize City and Ramón Villeda Morales International Airport (SAP) in San Pedro Sula, Honduras. San Pedro Sula becomes Tropic’s second destination in Honduras, in addition to Roatán, and the 12th overall in its network.
Belize Cut Its Debt by Fighting Global Warming
- from NY Times - Belize has cut its national debt by fighting global warming — underwater.
Belize City Suffers Brunt of Hurricane Lisa
Hurricane Lisa made landfall in Belize about 10 miles southwest of Belize City, around 4:20p.m. on Wednesday, November 2, 2022 with maximum sustained winds are estimated to be 85 mph (140 km/h), and the minimum central pressure is estimated to be 990 mb (29.24 inches).) This meant significant damage caused by the category 1 storm to Belize City and Ladyville. The islands of Ambergris Caye and Caye Caulker were spared from major damage and are underway in returning to normality.