Monday, June 30, 2008
Complete story on Thursday's edition of Ambergris Today Newspaper.
Top Boat - $4,500 plus Trophy – Sly Dog – Captain Roberto Guerrero Sr. (527 pts.)
2nd Place - $2,500 – Cristina – Captain Alberto Bradley (65 pts)
3rd Place - $1,000 – Seaduction – Captain Elito Arceo (58 pts.)
4th Place - $750 – Aaliyah Marlee – Captain Enrique Marin (30 pts.)
5th Place - $500 – Lancha Verde – Captain Barry Bowen (22 ½ pts.)
Top Female Angler – Karen Canul aboard Fish Tales
Top Junior Angler – Emmanuel Samos aboard Sly Dog
Heaviest Sailfish – Roberto Guerrero Jr. aboard Sly Dog
Heaviest Wahoo – Gerald Leslie aboard Flying Fish
Heaviest Dorado – Alberto Bradley aboard Cristina
Heaviest Tuna – Adrian Heusner aboard Mad Storme
Biggest Barracuda – Andy Nuñez aboard Contender
Captain’s Award – Roberto Guerrero Sr. of Sly Dog
Smallest Water Vessel – Gerald Leslie – Flying Fish
2nd Place Calcutta - $1,965.00 – Alberto Bradley - Cristina
Friday, June 27, 2008
A minor traffic accident occurred yesterday afternoon around 6p.m. south of town around the Banyan Bay area. A taxi driver lost control of his vehicle and slammed into a utility pole, injuring one of his passengers.
Unofficial reports say that the taxi driver claims to have lost control in the steering wheel and could not avoid ramming into the pole. A female passenger sustained minor injuries to her face when the airbag deployed on impact. She was taken to a nearby clinic for medical attention.
Police and traffic wardens rushed to the scene. More updates as they become available.
Southern Belize is once again cut off from the rest of the country. The temporary causeway that was built to replace the Kendall Bridge has been washed away. The Sittee River began to rise since yesterday causing the temporary structure to completely wash away. So currently no vehicular traffic can access Southern Belize. The BDF has already deployed a boat to assist people in cross the river.
Also causing havoc is the Mullins River which is submerging roads and levels of all rivers in the Toledo District are already above normal and rising.Here in San Pedro, it rained all last night, canceling the opening ceremonies of the Dia de San Pedro Festival and flooding many yards once again, but nothing close to what Tropical Storm Arthur did about three weeks ago. Belize can expect the rain to continue because according to the Weather Bureau, a tropical wave is crossing the country. They forecast up to 4 inches within the next 24 hours.
Thursday, June 26, 2008
The Belize Volleyball Association in conjunction with the Caye Caulker Volleyball Association wishes to announce that the first of the five male qualifying beach stops will be held at Caye Caulker this Saturday, June 28th commencing at 9am. The remaining fours stops will be rotated between
Interested teams are asked to contact the Belize Volleyball Association at 223-1725 for more information or present themselves at 9am at Caye Caulker Central Park.
They are waiting for a little prolonged sunshine for them to paint the basketball court and install new bang boards and they are waiting for eight more benches so they can install them around the park.
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
Rico's Bar and Grill of Banyan Bay Villas did it again by wining Best Lobster dish at the Block Party, just a couple of weeks after claiming second place at the annual Taste of Belize culinary competition in the city.
Friday, June 20, 2008
Shaniece Lord from the Berniece Yorke Institute of Learning was today awarded the Jane and Michael Nembhard award by Education Minister
Education Minister Minister Faber delivered the keynote address in which he challenged the young students, saying that ultimately the success of each of them depends on the work they put into themselves.
“It depends on you; it was still up to you to do the work, to put in the hours, to study hard, to have a desire to learn and to excel,” he commented. “You are now approaching, if not already approached the point where more and more will be up to you. You will continue to have the support of your parents, of your guardians, of your friends, of your family, of your teachers and principals but increasingly more responsibility will be entrusted upon you to make your own decisions. You will begin to take charge of your own lives and you will grow into adolescent and ultimately into adulthood. Your parents and teachers will be there to guide you, to motivate you, to help you when you need help but more and more it will be up to you to take responsibility for your life and the choices that you make.”
Shaniece Lord was also presented with a lap top computer. Denesha Grant from Holy Redeemer placed second overall while Jacky Cheng from Sacred Heart in the Cayo district placed third.
Of note, both Ismael and Alexya got higher scores than anyone else in the Orange Walk District. We truly are proud of them. Congrats to the teachers of San
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Thursday, June 19, 2008
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Ambergris Today made the Al Dia Texas Newspaper as Gary Chism was the only professional photographer covering the Belize/Mexico match for Belize. Mr. Chism represented Ambergris Today and had press access to all the training sessions before the game and in-field presence at the game on June 15.
These pictures captured exclusively for Ambergris Today were taken by professional sports photographer Gary Chism and are available for sale by him at Ambergris Today. A percentage of the proceeds will be donated to the Belize Foofball Team as Mr. Chism commented that he has grown to love Belize through his photography experience.
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
- Press Release - Coral Reef Ed-ventures is back at San Pedro once again! This summer is the ninth summer of the environmental education program sponsored by the collaboration of Hol Chan Marine Reserve and Smith College (Massachusetts, USA).
The program is free and open to all children between the ages of 7 and 11. Coral Reef Ed-Ventures consists of a variety of fun and exciting games, stories, crafts, projects, scientific experiments and even field trips.
The program will be held at the RC School starting Monday, June 30 and running until July 11 from 9:00a.m. to 11:45a.m. Permission slips are available for pick up at the public library and the Hol Chan Marine Reserve Office and should be handed in by participants on the first day of the program.
An advanced Coral Reef Ed-Ventures program will also take place for students ages 12 and up who have attended the regular program in the past or who have a strong interest in learning more about the coral reef. The week-long course will take place starting on June 23, and run until June 27 in the afternoons from 4:00p.m. to 6:00p.m. at the Lion’s Den. The course will provide a more in-depth look into some of the environmental and human-induced factors faced by the Belizean coral reef today and involve a larger group project. Pick up a permission slip at the library or Hol Chan and bring it to the first day of the program.
The advanced and regular camp will conclude in a graduation ceremony, performance, and party where all participating students will be presented with prizes and a Coral Reef Expert Card.
The teachers will also be showing movies on Tuesday evening, June 10 and Wednesday June 18 at 7:00p.m. at the Lion’s Den. Look for posters around town for movie titles. Popcorn will be served!
The Coral Reef Ed-Ventures team can’t wait to see you there. The Coral Ed teachers from Smith are Katie Donovan ‘09, education major; Madeline Weigner ‘09, geology major, marine science and policy minor; Trea Schumacher ‘09, biology major, marine science and policy minor; Penny Luo ‘08, biology major, marine science and policy minor; Andrea Gohl ‘08, geology major; and Hannah Dunning ‘09, English major, environmental science and policy minor.