Tuesday, March 31, 2009

OOPPSS! Van Rams Distributors' Tractor

The accident took place about 30 mins ago. This one, not a taxi driver but a delivery man, got too close to one of San Pedro Distributors' delivery tractors and got a face lift. More like a nasty dent. OOPPSS!

The Seaplane is Back!

The seaplane is back! Remember back in July when the large seaplane caused a commotion as it landed in the back lagoon? Well pilot Robert and businessman Italo are back on the island with a similar seaplane. The air/water craft stopped at the Lagoon Side Texaco Gas Station once again to fill up on gas which takes up about 500 gallons of diesel and brings their bill to almost $6,000Bze! The flight crew flew in from the United States and is on the way to Peru, South America. They plan to say in San Pedro for the night and leave early tomorrow morning.

Child Stimulation Month Ends with Parade

It's the last day of Child Stimulation month and all the Pre-Schools in the island took to the streets for a final parade through down town San Pedro.

Sunday Run

These pictures were taken as we toured the island on golf cart from Boca del Rio to the southern tip of the Island this past Sunday. It was a beautiful and relaxing day at La Isla Bonita.

Boca del Rio Park

Fishing at the bridge foot

Chilling out at bridge foot

A swim at the Boca del Rio cut

The beautiful Spoonbill Bird

Melody Man performs at Mojito Bar and Grill

Monday, March 30, 2009

Former PM Injured in Auto Accident

- Press Release, Office of the Prime Minister, Belmopan, March 30, 2009 - Former Prime Minister, the Rt. Hon. Manuel Esquivel, was injured this morning when his car apparently slid off the Western Highway as he was being driven to Belmopan. The accident occurred near the entrance to Mahogany Heights. Mr. Esquivel sustained severe facial trauma and a fracture on the left upper arm.The former Prime Minister is in a stable condition and resting at Belize Medical Associates Hospital. Arrangements are currently being made to fly him out of the country for reconstructive facial surgery. Mr. Esquivel’s driver, Mr. William Schnarr, was also injured in the accident. He is being treated at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital. The Rt. Hon. Manuel Esquivel was appointed Senior Financial Advisor to the Government of Belize with Ministerial Rank following the change of Government at the 2008 general election. He served as Prime Minister from 1984 to 1989 and 1993 to 1998.

Fred Somes Memorial Service

Fred Somes of Coral Beach Reality passed away on Friday, March 27, 2009. His family and friends will be having a "CELEBRATION OF LIFE" for Fred and his family on Wednesday, April 1, 2009, at 3:00p.m. at The Palapa Bar and Grill. Friends are invited to The Palapa to honor of the fact that Fred was a NAVY VETERAN CORMAN. Guests are asked to wear their best tropical blue shirts. Fred will be missed and was loved by his family and friends.

Earth Hour San Pedro, Belize

San Pedro residents shut off their lights at home and participated in the Earth Hour parade and bonfire at Boca Del Rio Park on Saturday, March 28, 2009. The lights were shut off at the park were the crowd spent the evening under the stars. Mr. Angel Nunez, Author of 25 Years Ago, took time to tell a few stories of the life in San Pedro Village when there was no electricity whatsoever. It was a great event to observe Earth Hour in San Pedro, Ambergris Caye. Read more on this Thursday's edition of Ambergris Today Online.

For more information on Earth Hour visit the following links:
Earth Hour Org
Flickr's Earth Hour 2009 Global
You Tube's Earth Hour Global

Friday, March 27, 2009

Under the Palapa at Sueño del Mar

We got invited to Sueño del Mar last night for a lovely evening to wine and dine under the palapa. The occasion was to introduce Chef Mr. Marwan Haddad as head of the restaurant at Sueño del Mar. A pasta buffet station was set up where Chef Marwan created the pasta dish combination of your choice from a display of delicious ingredients. Already prepared was tasty lasagna and delightful desserts. The drinks flowed, the food was exquisite and the company for friends and staff at Sueño del Mar was exceptional; a great evening at an exotic and secluded resort on Ambergris Caye. For more information on dinner reservations at Sueño del Mar call 226- 4001.