Port Authority now has Island Base
The Belize Port Authority is in charge of keeping Maritime Safety, Security and Control and is based at Belize. The Belize Port Authority now has a small office here in San Pedro where residents are able to renew their boat masters license and register and license their vessels. The office is located in the San Pablo Area on the corner of Marina Drive and Mullet Street. Open Hours are from Monday to Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m..
Gas Pump Stations Inspected in San Pedro
During the week of January 5, 2010, the Belize Bureau of Standards inspected and verified fuels pumps at gas stations in San Pedro. A conformance sticker bearing the Bureau’s logo, specifying the inspecting officer, date and location of the inspection was placed on the fuel pumps that were found to be accurate. These stickers are valid for a period of three months after the recorded inspection date.
Toucan Fly! Tour San Pedro on New Ultralight Aircrafts.
There are opportunities that come once in a lifetime and experiences that when you grasp them fill you with joy, excitement and pure bliss. On Saturday, January 16, 2010, the staff of Ambergris Today got to enjoy one of those experiences that are purely unforgettable. We got the opportunity to soar like a bird above our Isla Bonita, not on a plane or helicopter but on an ultralight aircraft.
Bone Fishing with Abner Marin
Go Fish Belize on the Spotlight again!
Preparing for Carnaval Celebrations
El Gran Carnaval de San Pedro: “Alegria en el corazon – Que viva nuestra tradicion”. It is that time of the year when Sanpedranos, young and old, look forward to - El Gran Carnaval. This year San Pedro will celebrate, Carnaval, its most unique traditional celebration on February 14, 15 & 16. The San Pedro Town Council will officially start the celebrations on Saturday, February 13, with a Grand Carnaval Party that will be held at the Central Park.
Belize Rushes to Haiti’s Aid
Hours after a powerful earthquake measuring 7.0 on the Richter Scale devastated the Caribbean island nation of Haiti, nations around the world organized themselves to send relief aid to the devastated country which is the poorest nation in the Caribbean.
News in Brief
More Charges for American Fugitive Thirty three year old US national William Russell Jewett, the man wanted by US authorities and found in Belize with major stacks of cash, did reappear in Magistrate’s Court as scheduled this week, but once again was put back in the hands of police.
Animal Planet’s Wild Recon to feature Belize
Beautiful Belize is being discovered little by little and it has gotten its fair share of publicity recently with international TV shows. For instance, The Travel Channel with Samantha Brown: Passport to Central America, Discovery Channels’: Man vs. Wild with Bear Grylls, HGTV’s House Hunters and most recently Travel Channel’s: Bizarre Worlds with Andrew Zimmern. And this year it is has started off good with a new show in Animal Planet: Wild Recon with animal adventurer Donald Schultz who will be featuring Belize on a premier episode this coming Tuesday, January 19.
Holiday Boat Parade Committee Gives Back To The Community
The San Pedro Holiday Boat Parade Committee has been working arduously year after year to provide residents every Christmas a spectacular Lighted Boat Parade. Businesses are always willing to donate to this committee and with additional funds collected this year, Jan Brown, Chairlady of the Boat Parade Committee was more than pleased to hand out monetary donations to three organizations in the island on Tuesday, January 12, at the San Pedro Town Council.
New Book Tags Belize as Heavenly
34 Years Jail Time To Island Burglar
SP Thief linked to multiple burglaries. *The brave and commendable actions of Roxanne Ancona on the morning of Monday, January 4, when her home was invaded, led Police to the quick arrest of Victor Manuel Hernandez Quiroz, 18-year-old, Belizean unemployed of San Pedrito Area. He had no choice but to seek medical attention for his injury to his head and that was when he was identified and ended up in Police custody that same day.
Three Restaurants assist Liberty Children’s Home
Blue Water Grill, Caliente & Red Ginger restaurants accept Donations Commit to doubling all Funds Collected San Pedro, Belize, January 11, 2010 – Three of San Pedro’s most popular restaurants, Blue Water Grill, Caliente and Red Ginger, are now giving back to Belize in an innovative way. The restaurants recently partnered with Liberty Children’s Home, a shelter and school for abandoned and abused children in Belize City, to help raise money and awareness for the non-profit organization.
Connections to help Boost Tourist Arrivals
Town Council’s Connection s with Belize Eco Adventure will help with Island’s Tourism On April 24, 2009 Mayor Elsa Paz visited Los Angeles, California upon invitation from the Consul General of Belize to California, Hon. Roland H. York. The purpose of the trip was to meet with Belizeans living in LA and for Belizeans to meet with some of the Representatives of Belize. During the trip they met with their lovely guide Mrs. Marsha Vargas owner of Belize Eco Adventures, who was on the island last week on a business trip.
Welcome To Little Belize Restaurant A Taste of Belize in California
Established in May of 2001 and located in downtown Inglewood, Little Belize Restaurant offers exquisite Caribbean cuisine. Ambergris Today stumbled onto this restaurant’s website after someone made us aware of it. Looking through their menu, we see that the restaurant does offer great local Belizean dishes. So if you are in the Inglewood, California area, it would be great to visit Little Belize Restaurant to experience some Belizean cuisine. Here is how they describe the restaurant on their website:
Top Producer Scott Storch Working on Shyne's New Album
Shyne confirmed his determination to get to work on his new album this month after recruiting producer Shawty Redd to assist on the project. Redd reportedly flew out to Belize so the two could begin work on the long-awaited LP. Now, producer Scott Storch has revealed to AllHipHop that he will also help construct Shyne's forthcoming masterpiece.
Person of the Year ’09 Melanie Paz
San Pedro has had it generous dose of visits of celebrities from all over the world and of various categories- athletes, actors, artists, models, entertainers, politicians, heads of states, chefs, magazines, T V personalities, and a host of philanthropists. Indeed San Pedro has its own beloved celebrities and newsmakers except that most of the time they are working behind the scenes and might go unnoticed. But they certainly don’t go unnoticed to Ambergris Today, the Voice of San Pedro and Ambergris Caye.
Resident Fights Back In Attempted Burglary
2010 has arrived and with it many persons wished for a prosperous New Year, good health, love, hope, peace and joy. But in the wee hours of Monday, January 4, the Ancona family was awakened by an unexpected intruder in their peaceful home. Roxanne Ancona related to Ambergris Today what occurred early Monday morning at her home. “I was awakened by the barking of our puppy in our home. I came out of my room and checked the living room only to find a young man calmly searching my purse,” commented Mrs. Ancona.
New Year’s Baby. Congrats to Baby Leal!
Oh, the joy of having a new baby in the family, and in the community. Loved ones shower the baby with lots of love and gifts but being a New Year’s Baby comes with its perks - getting coverage in the best newspaper in town, Ambergris Today plus getting many gifts from the best businesses in town.
Tighter Security at Airports Terrorism Attempt Triggers Beefed up Security
Passengers leaving airports across the Caribbean are being forced to undergo stringent security checks before being allowed to board planes headed for the United States, following a terrorism attempt on Christmas Day. When 23-year-old Nigerian Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab tried to bomb a Northwest 253 flight from Amsterdam to Detroit on Christmas day – his single thwarted act forced sweeping changes in air security regulations all around the world. And that included Belize where security has tightened up. The goal to ensure your next travel is a safe one into the United States.