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Sports Action Today! January 10, 2010

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San Pedro Belize Express 11-A-Side:

   After two weeks off the San Pedro Belize Express 11-A-Side competition will continue with week eight this weekend. All games take place at the Ambergris Stadium with todays game scheduled for 2:30 p.m. The game for today is between:

Veterans Vs Sugar Boys

 

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Caye Chapel, Belize among ten great Caribbean Golf Resorts January 5, 2010

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Forget the cold winds and spitting rain of Ballybunion and Bandon Dunes. Golfers who visit the Caribbean are willing to forsake a little history and tradition for a kinder and gentler climate. “Clients who consider the Caribbean are looking for an island golf experience,” said Matthew Diehl, marketing manager for Links Golf Travel [www.linksgolftravel.com]. “They want to play in the jungle, with views of the ocean and the mountains. They want to play along the coast, with palm trees swaying.”

Amongst aficionados of golf course design, the Caribbean has not traditionally been viewed as a standout destination. This, simply because the sun and surf that make the islands so appealing on so many levels is hell to pay on turf grass. The challenges of growing and maintaining first-rate playing surfaces have historically discouraged many top-shelf designers and developers from doing adventurous work in the Caribbean. But in the last ten years, this has changed, with the introduction of a new turf hybrid — Seashore Paspalum. “Agronomic advances are making golf more viable on the islands,” said Brian McCallen, acclaimed golf travel writer. “The new hybrids require less than half the pesticides of earlier grasses, are salt tolerant, and can even be irrigated with brackish water. They’re low maintenance, they’re very playable, and their fueling a boom in new, high quality courses.”

Among gorgeous golfing destinations, Caye Chapel [www.cayechapel.com] in Belize was chosen as one of the ten best.

Caye Chapel is the name of the island a short flight off the Belizean mainland that the golf course graces; in fact, most of this smallish caye is given over to the track, which moves north and south between saltwater ponds inhabited by tarpon and saltwater crocodiles. (Be VERY careful about retrieving errant shots!) The par-5 16th stretches 623 yards along the west side of the island, offering distant views of Ambergris Caye and the mainland.
Other destinations picked were: Punta Espada at Cap Cana, Dominican Republic, Teeth of the Dog, Casa de Campo, Dominican Republic, Four Seasons – Nevis, and Cinnamon Hill Ocean Course, Rose Hall Resort, Jamaica.

C’s – SPBL Champs! November 9, 2009

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Time to celebrate

It was a heated match up to say the least. Down to the last minute, any of the two teams could have taken the big W. At the end of the fourth quarter, C’s was the one who broke open the bottle of champagne as they were crowned San Pedro Basketball League Champions for 2009.

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2009 SPBL Champs!

With a final score of 69-63, C’s managed to defeated Tarpon and take the crown. 

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Williams from C’s blocking a shot from Tarpon in the last seconds of the game

 

Robert Silva sets new world record September 16, 2009

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 Picture-010smRobert Silva, the 31 year old from Chicago, Illinois has set a new Guiness World Record for the longest saltwater dive at two days, zero hours, three minutes, eighteen seconds and ten nanoseconds (2:00:03:18:10 as recorded on the timer). The previous record had been set at 36 and a half hours.

Although tired and hungry, Silva honored The San Pedro Sun and waiting Belize City media with an interview which can be viewed below.Picture-038smVideo footage, photographs and media reports will be submitted to World Guiness for perusal and the official announcement should be made within the next two weeks.

Picture-047smA crowd awaited Silva’s arrival to Ramon’s dock where he was greeted with applause and loads of congratulations.

The wonderful staff of Ramon’s Village Dive Shop assisted Silva in this incredible feat. Silva’s first thing to do was order some food, “I want some rice, some beans, maybe chicken or pork but please no fish,” he joked.

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Congratulations Robert Silva on accomplishing your goal and setting a new world record.

Belize National Basketball Team beats Panama August 13, 2009

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Belize’s third game in the Cocaba Championship Tournament was played yesterday against Panama. Belize had a good game and managed to secure a third consecutive win with a score of 92 to 88. Top scorer for the game was Milton Palacio was 18 points while Alex Carcamo had 16.

If Belize does manage to remain in the game and receive the points for the three wins, the Belize National Basketball Team should advance to the semifinals and play either Costa Rica or Mexico from Group A.

As yet, no official word has been heard from FIBA. Game time is today at 6:00 pm (5:00 pm Belize time).

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Belize National Basketball Team in Cancun August 11, 2009

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They departed on Sunday and having already played their first game against Nicaragua, the Belize National Basketball Team is eager to bring gold home.

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The Belize National Basketball Team

Sponsored by Maya Island Air Regional, the team of 13 players had their first match against Nicaragua winning with a score of 98-67. Top scorers were Marlon Garnett and Keenan Jourdon – each had 16 points, while Richard Troyer and Alex Carcamo had 10 points each. Dakkin Braddick had 6 rebounds. The difference in the game was bench scoring, Belize had 44 points off bench, while Nicaragua had only 15.

The Cocaba Championship Tournament second game was just played today against Guatemala, ending a couple minutes ago. This final score was 100-63. Top scorers were Marlon Garnett with 21 points, Alex Carcamo with 12 and  Richard Troyer had 11 points.

The toughest game will be played tomorrow and it is against Panama. Games can be heard live via Love FM.

Want to know the players? Click here: Meet Team Belize

SACNW needs your help! August 1, 2009

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PRESS RELEASE

In an on-going effort to keep San Pedro Clean and healthy the South Ambergris Caye Neighbourhood Watch (SACNW) in conjunction with the San Pedro Town Council will be conducting a massive clean-up operation on Sunday, August 2nd,2009 starting at 7am at the San Pedro water tower opposite Royal Caribbean Resort. The clean-up should take approximately 2 hours and will include the area from Victoria House Hotel south to the end of the island. The clean up will be on the road and the beach. All residents in the area are asked to provide at least one volunteer per residence, condo complex or business to assist with the project. If possible please bring tools such as machete, shovels etc and any vehicles that are appropriate for hauling sacks of trash, logs etc. Be prepared to work and wear sunscreen, mosquito repellent, hat, work gloves, closed toe shoes and appropriate attire. SACNW will provide trash bags and drinking water.

Please come along and join in with the clean up effort, bring a friend and a neighbour – let’s keep San Pedro clean and healthy.