Before ending his tenure as Mayor of San Pedro Town, Daniel Guerrero announced that the Town Council had honored all of the past six mayors by renaming some streets in their names. A check with current Mayor Wally Nuñez, indicated that the new streets name are in the process of being gazetted to make the names official. Be it declared that the San Pedro Town Council announces the following changes: •The Boca del Rio Drive (Beachfront) is renamed the Gilberto “Chico” Gomez Promenade
In a press release issued yesterday, Tuesday, March 17, 2021, the Coalition for Sustainable Fisheries and Oceana Belize fired at the Ministry of Blue Economy expressing their concerns that the Ministry appears to be rapidly moved to substantially alter Statutory Instrument 158 of 2020, effectively overturning the gillnet ban. Today, Hon. Andre Perez, Minister of Blue Economy and Civil Aviation, categorically refutes the allegations, including that he is refusing to meet with licensed Belizean fishers.
The Ministry of Health and Wellness this week announced the arrival of 25,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines to Belize. The donation was made possible by the people and Government of India. The COVID-19 Vaccination Exercise continues this week with the remaining frontline health workers in the public and private sector. Thereafter, the Ministry will move to phase 1b and start administering vaccines to persons 60 years and older. The public is encouraged to get vaccinated when it’s their turn. (Vaccination Phases listed below)
Prime Minister Briceño assures that his government will restore San Pedro as the premier tourist destination of Belize - “I am so grateful to San Pedro, because when I decided that I wanted to put my name to be the leader of the PUP in 2008, I had a lot of difficulties in trying to get support, but San Pedro was there with me from day one. You have never let me down and I will never let you down San Pedro.” Hon. Briceño stated that the PUP is going to work together and make a big difference for San Pedro.
Hon. Michel Chebat, Minister of Health and Wellness reiterated his commitment to San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize, making a donation of equipment to the San Pedro Poly Clinic during his visit to the island this week. He was a special invited guest at the Town Council swearing-in ceremony that took place on Monday, March 8, 2021.
At a small gathering attended by key party supporters, family and friend of the People’s United Party, Mayor Gualberto Wally Nuñez and his councilors were officially sworn into office on Monday, March 8, 2021 at the Ambergris Stadium. Hon. Andre Perez, Area Representative and Minister of Blue Economy and Civil Aviation, delivered the welcome address after which the official swearing in was carried out by Mr. Eduardo Aguilar, Legal Counsel and Mrs. Evelia Paz, Justice of the Peace.
After receiving a donation of 1,000 Astrazeneca COVID-19 vaccines from the Government and people of Barbados, Belize’s Ministry of Health and Wellness began vaccinating frontline workers last week. We are glad to see that our frontline workers in the health sector have been vaccinated here in San Pedro, Ambergris Caye. Island doctors, nurses and even a police officer attached to the Poly Clinic have already received the vaccine. This is the first step in the country’s movement to safeguard the health of its populace.
In his very first speech to San Pedro, newly elect Mayor Wally Nuñez embraced Area Rep Honorable Andre Perez to his working team. Wally said, "I do not have a slate anymore. I have TEAM EIGHT, " and he looked at Andre Perez to welcome him to his working team. Wally went on to thank God, his campaign team, campaign manager Edwardo Aguilar, and the people of San Pedro that gave him overwhelming support at the polls. Wally added that he is ready to work.
Sargassum Products for Climate Resilience to mitigate harsh impacts on Caribbean States - The Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM) and Plant & Food Research, a New Zealand Crown Research Institute, will host a virtual training workshop on Wednesday, 3 March 2021. The session—which will be conducted with the assistance of Prof Mona Webber of the Marine Science Centre, UWI, Mona Campus, Jamaica—will focus on techniques for harvesting, handling, species identification and processing of Sargassum seaweed for initial evaluation.
The former Chairman of the Board of Directors of Hol Chan Marine Reserve, Kevin Gonzalez, presents community contributions by HCMR from 2016 to 2021. The Board would like to share its accomplishments during its tenure. - Paid Release - Click Here for More News on Ambergris Today Online
- Press Release - The Ministry of Health and Wellness (MOHW) has been working assiduously to protect and preserve the health of the Belizean population. It is in that regard that the Ministry informs the public that it has received 15 of the nasopharyngeal swabs that were sent to Baylor College in Houston for gene sequencing. All 15 samples initially submitted were processed and sequenced, however, not all resulted in good sequence data. One of these samples was classified as the U.K. Variant also known as the B.1.1.7 lineage or strain 20I/501Y.V1
"Greetings my fellow residents of San Pedro Town. As we prepare to go to the polls and elect a New Mayor and councilors in the next few days, I wish to extend my gratitude, expand on our challenges and accomplishments and leave with good wishes.
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The Ministry of Health and Wellness today announced that Belize received a donation of 1,000 Astrazeneca COVID-19 vaccines from the Government and people of Barbados that arrived in country by cargo flight early this morning, Wednesday, February 24, 2021.
Minister of Blue Economy and Civil Aviation and Area Representative for Belize Rural South, Andre Perez, held a press conference on Wednesday, February 24, 2021, to share the preliminary finding of the Audit Report commissioned by the Minister on the financial state of affairs at Hol Chan Marine Reserve. Based on the preliminary audit report up to 2020 alone, the key areas of potential loss and cash flows mismanagement amount to a grand total of $1,747,455 in potential loss and an estimated $4Mil in potential mismanagement of the Hol Chan Marine Reserve.
The Ministry of Blue Economy and Civil Aviation is pleased to announce its achievements since November 2020. The Ministry has successfully commenced the establishment of a Policy and Planning Unit to guide the process of developing the Ministry’s five-year strategic plan. Additionally, the Ministry will develop policies to facilitate the implementation of the strategic plan.
The Office of the Prime Minister has announced the appointment of Dr. Griovanni Solorzano as the new Chairperson of the National AIDS Commission (NAC)/Country Coordinator Mechanism (CCM). Dr. Solorzano’s appointment came into effect on Wednesday, February 3, 2021. He replaces previous Chairperson, Mrs. Laura Tucker-Longsworth.
Belize is slated to begin receiving COVID-19 vaccines as early as the end of February, along with Caribbean countries. Through the diligent work of COVAX and the World Health Organization, Belize has officially guaranteed vaccinations for approximately 30% of its population, starting with Front Line Workers that includes all resort and hotel staff.
A toy pirate ship, named Adventure, launched by two young brothers, Ollie (11) and Harry(8) Ferguson, from Aberdeenshire, Scotland, had previously sailed the high seas to Scandinavia and onwards to Barbados before being lost at sea. A new toy ship was then launched off the coast of Guyana to continue the transatlantic adventure. Today, Wednesday, January 27, 2021, it arrived in San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize.
On January 14, 2021, the Ministry of Health and Wellness announced plans to expand testing to include persons requiring negative COVID-19 tests for entry to other countries. To this end, the Ministry has published a list of approved COVID-19 testing sites. Additional testing sites will be added to the above-mentioned lists over the next six weeks.