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Student Footbrige at Marco Gonzalez June 19, 2010

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Moose’s Annual Easter Kite Flying Contest April 6, 2010

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For the second year Moose, along with sponsors on the island have hosted a kite flying contest on Easter day. Located on the beach at Exotic Caye Resort on Ambergris Caye, Belize, the day is full of family fun.

Breaking News: Police Officer shoots one of his own March 18, 2010

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Sometime after 3 am gun shots broke the still of night. Neighbors claim to have heard up to eight shots and as dawn broke in San Pedro Town reports pouring into our offices state that police corporal Gavin Sanchez, detached to the San Pedro Police Department had lost his life after being fatally wounded by one of his own.

Witnesses report to have seen Corporal Sanchez frequenting one of the local island bars until late at night. Sergeant Paulino Reyes, also of the San Pedro Police Department arrived at the bar’s beachfront location where he met up with Corporal Sanchez. Witnesses claim that Sergeant Reyes was accompanied by two Belize Defense Force soldiers. It is unknown and there are many speculations as to what might have transpired but Corporal Sanchez reportedly intoxicated was transported to the Police Department where he was relieved of his firearm.

Reports from officials close to the investigation reveal that the incident unfolded at the police barracks behind the police department. Corporal Sanchez allegedly aggressed Sergeant Reyes who realizing that the corporal was armed opened fire.

Corporal Sanchez, after being shot, fell where he stood in the hallway inside the barracks. Director of the San Pedro Polyclinic Dr. Javier Zuniga pronounced him dead at 3:30 a.m. with the fatal bullet wound being inflicted to Sanchez’s forehead.

Police officials have remained tightlipped about the incident but a press conference will be held this afternoon at 2:00 p.m. in Belize City.

Tragic news tonight – Sir Barry Bowen is dead at 64. February 27, 2010

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This evening a terrible plane crash on Ambergris Caye claimed the life of Sir Barry Bowen, who was piloting his private plane, and the lives of two employees along with their two children, a three year old and a baby.

The plane crashed at an area south west of the DFC Subdivision in a marshy swampy location. The white single propeller airplane was on its back and rescue efforts attempted to turn the plane right side up in order to remove the bodies from the wreckage.

This is tragic news to the country of Belize. The most sincere condolences to the family and friends of the late Sir Barry Bowen.

Liquor Licenses approved – New Trade Licensing Board January 19, 2010

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In the General meeting of the San Pedro Liquor Licensing Board held on January 11th and 12th, 2010 the following number of applications were approved.

*Night Club License – 3   * Publican General License – 4    *Publican Special Licenses – 92    *Restaurant License – 24   * Beer License – 19    *Malt License – 4    *Shop License – 26

New Liquor Licenses *Publican’s Special – 1   *Shop License – 5    *Beer License – 3    *Malt – 1   

Two Beer Licenses were denied

    The Ambergris Caye Trade License Committee has a new board active for the period 2010-2011. Sitting as Chairman of the committee is her Worship Mayor Elsa Paz. In her team, is Vice Chair Flora Ancona, members: Avelina Heredia, Cecilia Lara and Santiago Vasquez. Ex-officio member of the board is Public Health Officer Godwell Flores. The Committee will have its first scheduled meeting tonight, Thursday, January 21st, 2010.

Problem Crocs removed from Ambergris Caye January 17, 2010

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For more information about ACES/American Crocodile Education Sanctuary please visit their website at www.americancrocodilesanctuary.org

Ultra light planes add adventure to Ambergris Caye January 15, 2010

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Chances are that you have seen them flying over Ambergris Caye, and if you were wondering what the “golf carts with wings” are, they are ultra-light planes. The ultra-light planes will not be used for commercial transportation and according to the investors; it will only be used for recreational flying.

The recreational flights will be another added adventure for local and visitors to San Pedro Town to enjoy a complete aerial view of La Isla Bonita. The ultra-light planes are just two of five that will be offering flyovers over San Pedro, Ambergris Caye and Lamanai in the Orange Walk District. Read more on the ultra-lights plane in the next issue of The San Pedro Sun Newspaper.

Congratulations to Mata Chica Resort January 9, 2010

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MATACHICA BEACH RESORT was voted as the WINNER for this year´s Condé Nast Johansens Awards of Excellence, in the
category of:
 
*MOST EXCELLENT ROMANTIC HIDEAWAY
For Mexico & Central America
CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!
The Condé Nast Johansens Awards for Excellence are made annually to those properties worldwide that represent the finest standards and best value for money in luxury and independent accommodation.

Acclaimed filmmaker Ang Lee receives SCUBA certification in Ambergris Caye January 7, 2010

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Acclaimed contemporary filmmaker, Ang Lee arrived in Ambergris Caye, Belize for a few days of sun and left a certified SCUBA diver. Lee took his certification course with White Sands Dive Instructor, Samuel Lin. Lee was accompanied by his two sons, Mason and Haan who also took the course and became certified divers as well.

    Lee, who has directed movies such as Brokeback Mountain and Hulk, is working on his latest movie – Life of Pi. According to movie insiders, quite a bit of the film takes place underwater and it was for this reason that Lee decided to get certified. What better place to receive the course than Ambergris Caye.

    After receiving his full certification, Lee along with PADI staff instructor for White Sands, Elbert Greer, visited Hol Chan Marine Reserve for a night dive. During this dive, Lee observed Bio-illuminant creatures in Belizean waters.

    Born in 1954 in Pingtung, Taiwan, Ang Lee has become one of today’s greatest contemporary filmmakers. A graduate of the National Taiwan College of Arts and the University of Illinois and New York University, Lee began his career by serving as Assistant Director on Spike Lee’s student film, Joe’s Bed-Stuy Barbershop: We Cut Heads. After writing a couple screenplays, he eventually appeared in the film scene with Tui shou. He continued with his great work garnering Golden Globe and Oscar nominations. Sense and Sensibility was his first Hollywood-mainstream movie. His career continued with works such as The Ice Storm, Ride with the Devil, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and Chosen.

    During his visit to Ambergris Caye, Lee stayed at Azul Resort and dined at Rojo Lounge, among others.

James Jensen Wanted October 2, 2009

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Jim Jensen Wanted