Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Crisis in Honduras, GOB makes Statement

Statement from the Government of Belize on the Crisis in Honduras

- Press Release, GOB Press Office, Belmopan, June 29, 2009 - The Government of Belize is disturbed by the events which occurred in Honduras yesterday, Sunday, June 28, 2009 involving the forcible removal of the constitutional President Mr. Jose Manuel Zelaya Rosales, his expulsion from his country and the illegal detention of members of his Cabinet.
Belize condemns the actions of the military against the constitutional and democratically elected President and rejects any attempts to have him replaced as the President of that Republic with any other person. Belize, in full solidarity with SICA Member States, recognizes President Zelaya as the only constitutional President of Honduras and demands his immediate reinstatement.
Belize joins the international community in calling for the return of the rule of law and restoration of democracy in Honduras.
The Government of Belize is actively engaged in regional and international consultations on these grave developments in Honduras and in seeking an international response to this unfolding crisis.

The State Department on Monday warned U.S. citizens to avoid all nonessential travel to Honduras due to the "current unstable political and security situation" there.

Monday, June 29, 2009

Shooting on Swan Street

Residents in the Airstrip Area along Swan Street were startled in their homes as gunshots flew through the neighborhood. According to eye witnesses, a masked man on bicycle stopped in front of a golf cart where another man was sitting and shot four times in his direction. Bullets scattered, one hitting the golf cart’s windshield and another grazing a bicycle being used by a child on the streets. Initial Police reports state that the masked man shot at three people sitting on the golfcart, grazing two of them and causing minor injuries. The shooter managed to escape. One person has been detained for questioning. More information coming as it becomes available. The shooting incident occurred a few feet from Mr. Chi’s Mechanic Shop at about 9:40p.m. Monday, June 29.

Bullet penetrates through the golf cart's windshield where victim was sitting

Happy Dia de San Pedro

After recovering from a weeklong celebration of LobsterFest, San Pedro was back in full swing with the San Pedro Day (Dia de San Pedro) festivities that took place throughout the entire weekend. The old football field was the epicenter of all the entertainment as the San Pedro Town Council set up a great lineup of entertainment, dance presentations and cultural dances for everybody to enjoy. In the background, the mechanical games kept the children busy and having much fun. The festivities concluded on Sunday, June 28 with the Dia de San Pedro Fishing Tournament and a fireworks display at midnight at the festival grounds. Today, June 29, is Dia de San Pedro. Happy San Pedro day to all! (Read more on Thursday's edition of Ambergris Today)

Xaibe Cultural Dance Group

San Jose Palmar Cultural Dance Group

Top Boat – The Doctor – Captain Ali Urbina

Rock in Peace

Showtime Dancers

Barbara's Dance Group

Friday, June 26, 2009

New Horizon's Graduates

New Horizon's Seventh Day Adventist School held its graduation ceremony yesterday, June 25, at the school compound. Javier Williams was the valedictorian in the graduating class of 21 students.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

New Entertainment for Costa Maya Fest

Abner Babil
Abner David Murillo, better known as Abner Babil, has had a passion for music for as long as he can remember. He started writing songs and rapping at the age of 12 and at the age of 13, he performed on stage for the first time.
With a Hip Hop origin, a strong Reggaeton influence and living in the Caribbean growing up listening to Dancehall, his style and music are very versatile, hence the name of his upcoming Album "Versatile". Versatile will include songs such as "Like Damn"(mix of Reggaeton, Hip- Hop, Dancehall), "Versatile" (Hip-Hop/Rap), "Que Lindo Es Saber" (Reggaeton, Ballad), "No lo hagas" ft Supa Pro & The Messenjah (Reggaeton, Hip- Hop, RnB), "So hot" ft 8 Stizzle (Dancehall, Reggaeton) "Tu eres" ft Mc loco" (Romantic Reggaeton) "I wanna be" (Inspirational Hip Hop w/ Chorus sung by Kids Choir).
With a combination of styles like these Abner Babil is truly a “Versatile” and rising artist in Belize. His album is expected to be complete by the end of summer 2009. The Costa Maya Festival will be one of his first major platforms in promoting his music. Visit www.myspace.com/abnerbabil to listen to his music.

Mario MejiaMario Mejia is set to perform on Friday, August 7, 2009 at the Costa Maya Festival. He is from Guatemala, but has traveled the world in search for making it big in the world of entertainment. He already has an album under his belt and is seeing his career climbing steadily.
He started taking singing lessons at the age of seven and at 15 years old he was composing his own music. He studied in Europe and once he moved to Miami, Florida, he saw his career start taking flight. After recording his album titled Mario Mejia, he has performed in many venues around the United States, Puerto Rico and is very popular in his home country of Guatemala. He has participated in the famous Calle 8 Festival and will be a signature voice in Teleton 2009. For more of Mario Mejia visit his website www.mariomejia.net.