Wednesday, September 30, 2009
You might have asked why part of Tarpon Street leading to Barrier Reef Drive as well as part of Coconut Drive was closed to vehicular traffic most of yesterday morning. The reason given by the San Pedro Town Council is that they found the need of placing pedestrian crossings and signs in much needed areas in town.
The traffic will be required to stop where signs are placed and give way to pedestrians especially for children to and from school. Drivers are asked to drive with due care and attention and to kindly respect the Pedestrian Crossing.
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
A press release from the Government of Belize Press Office just announced that the regular session of Cabinet scheduled for today Tuesday, September 29, was canceled. The Hon. Prime Minister was today diagnosed with dengue fever and will be out of office for the rest of the week. No more details of the PM's condition was disclosed in the press release. More details to come as they become available.
Panama Music continues to promote Makano and is sending picture of his San Pedro concert performance to many media outlets. Here are more pictures we found of Makano in San Pedro from Ritmo Urbano.
Monday, September 28, 2009
Friday, September 25, 2009
San Pedro’s “Little Miracle” as she is called. is beating the odds like she has done since day one. Fatima has yet another surgery to go through and friends and family have organized a fundraiser to help pay for her 13th surgery. (Click on the picture to learn more about her medical condition)
The fundraiser will take place on Sunday, September 27 at El Fogon. “Please come see us at El Fogon to buy your lunch and drinks,” asks a family member. “We will also be raffling a cell phone, among other things. Please call 623-0712 to purchase a ticket for the raffle or for lunch. If you would like to make a donation please contact Lisa Forman at 620-9406.
BELMOPAN, Belize, September 23, 2009 - A former United States deputy sheriff, featured on the popular television series America's Most Wanted, has been captured in Belize and is to be extradited to face trial for murdering his wife and another man a year ago.
Derrick Yancey was caught over the weekend in a bar in Punta Gorda, the largest town in southern Belize, just days after the US Department of State's Diplomatic Security Service acted on a lead that he was hiding out in that Caribbean country.
Deputy Officer in Charge at the Punta Gorda Police Station, Inspector Andres Makin, said Yancey was taken into custody without incident. "We had his photograph in our possession and upon identifying ourselves, he just handed over himself. There was no resistance in his arrest," he said, adding that Yancey was taken to the station in the area before being transported to Belize City.
"I believe that relevant arrangement is being made for him to transported back to the United States...He is in custody and a flight away from being taken back to the United States."
Yancey was an officer with the Sheriff's Office in Dekalb County, Georgia when he was charged with murdering his wife Linda Yancey, 44, and 20-year-old laborer Marcial Cax Puluc in August 2008.
He had called into his own department to report that he had shot and killed Puluc in self defense after discovering that the young man had robbed, shot and killed his wife. But police say ballistic tests show Yancey was responsible for both murders.
He was charged with two counts of murder, and released on US$150,000 bond while he awaited trial, under the condition that he be confined to house arrest. But Yancey escaped house arrest from his mother's home on the morning of April 4th, 2009.
Police say he cut off his electronic monitoring ankle bracelet before fleeing. (from Caribbean 360)