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December 6, 2011
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Tourism police nabs robber
John and Ros Emberley have been visiting San Pedro for over ten years and presently spend six months of the year on the island. They were on their way to lunch when earlier this afternoon, Ros’s necklace was snatched from her neck.
According to Ros, they were about to enter the Blue Water Grill around 12:30pm when she stooped down to remove something from her leg. She felt a snag on her neck. It all happened so fast and when she looked up all she could see was the individual’s back as he rode off on a bicycle. A waiter from the restaurant saw what happened and immediately started in pursuit.
Nearby at BC’s, off duty Tourism Police Officers, Shedrack Dominguez, WPC Dougal and PC Humes were socializing and noticed the young man riding off on his bicycle being pursued by the water who was shouting “robbery”.
Humes and Dominguez immediately took to the streets on their ATV in pursuit. They noticed the person riding his bicycle on the street heading south where they intercepted and detained him near SAGA. The individual went on to resist his detention. He was consequently arrested and searched however, the item was not recovered.
The male person was detained pending investigation. The necklace was valued at $1,000. The couple travelled to the San Pedro Police Department where they made their report. As to whether this incident will dampen their thoughts of San Pedro, Mr. Emberley stated that immediately yes, but not long term. They love San Pedro however they just want people to know that this is happening. The San Pedro Sun takes this opportunity to invite all our residents and guests to be alert as you go about your daily business in order to safeguard yourselves and your belongings.
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A man from Caye Caulker village has been arrested on drug trafficking charges after the police busted him at a checkpoint in Roaring Creek village. Police say that at around one fifteen this morning, they were at a checkpoint in roaring Creek village when a 1997 Gold Geo Prism with taxi license plate pulled up. A search of the vehicle was conducted and it led to the discovery of fifty six point eight one pounds of marijuana. Police have since arrested and charged the driver, twenty eight year old Edwin Henry and two other occupants of the vehicle, namely twenty one year old Perisa Elia Aldana of Caye Caulker Village and eighteen year old Ernesto Williams of Belize City. Henry, Aldana and Williams are charged with the offence of drug trafficking.
Boat Parade Kicks off Christmas
It was the San Pedro AIDS Commission that captured the eye of the judges during the sixth annual San Pedro Holiday Lighted Boat Parade that took place on Saturday, December 3, 2011. Their decorated boat and high spirited staff was awarded the top prize of $1,500 during the holiday season celebration as 12 other boats decorated the night with vivid lights and cheerful spirits.
Ambergris Today once again had the pleasure of being along with the judges and sharing with them a close up look at the parade. The judges were hosted by Lady Dixie Bowen who allowed the parade committee to use her pier for viewing and judging. The judges were caught in the rain a couple of times, but that did not stop the fun.
The boats took off from in front of Wayo’s Beernet and Grill and traveled along the coast down to Caribbean Villas; along the way hundreds of residents took up spot with friends and family at various viewing stations to enjoy the parade. Isla Bonita Elementary filled the air with drumming with its marching band, the Island Academy students sang Christmas carol, Santa was ‘shuffling’ in the SP Lions boat, Holy Cross Anglican School had a live nativity scene and of the other boats had entertainment of their own. It was a very lively, colorful and enjoyable parade this year.
Central Park was teeming with action as residents enjoyed the boats sailing by and visited the various food, drink and sales booths that were set up for the evening. There was even a children’s choir competition that was won by the Island Academy followed by Holy Cross Anglican School and Isla Bonita Elementary.
Here are the winners of this year’s Holiday Lighted Boat Parade:
*First Overall – The San Pedro AIDS Commission, Captain Mario Graniel, Trophy sponsored by KAMA Lounge plus $1,500, $100 gift certificates at Wild Mango's and Crave Restaurant
*Second Overall – Blue Tang Inn, Sirena Azul boat, Trophy sponsored by Quicksilver Messenger Service & Go Phones plus $800, dinnre for two at Estel's and $100 bar tab at BC's
*Mayor’s Choice – Lions (Belize Diving Adventures), Captain Ruben, Trophy sponsored by Mayor's Office plus $8000
*First Junior Division – Island Academy (Coastal Express), Captain Ethan, Trophy sponsored by Carvin' Marvin plus $800
*Most Religious – Holy Cross Anglican School, Captain Freddie, Trophy sponsored by Lily's Treasure Chest plus $800
*Most Artistic – Marley Jean, Pirate Theme, Captained by Chris Prevette, Trophy sponsored by Sunbreeze Hotel plus $800
*Consolation Prize - Goliath, Norman Eiley, Gift certificate of $200 at Wild Mango's
Isla Bonita Elementary School and Heavenly Cupcakes were awarded a tie with the best booths.
BELIZE TO BENEFIT FROM IDB GRANT
Belize’s investment capabilities stand to benefit greatly from a handsome grant from the Inter-American Development Bank. The donation was preceded by a short press briefing at the Radisson’s VIP Room this morning and BELTRAIDE’s Chief Executive Officer, Michael Singh, told us what it will be invested in.
Michael Singh – CEO, BELTRAIDE
“One of the things we find is that many of our people that work with Government tend not to be as assertive when it comes to being involved in sales and promotion and BELTRAIDE is really the sales and promotion arm of Government as well as interacting with the private sector. A lot of the training will be on technique, how to go out, how to prospect, how to find leads, how to understand how to use more modern web tools, promotional tools. Of course that is only a part of it; we are also upgrading entire image, we are working on new brochures, new promotional materials, new booths, we’re looking at new websites, really it is to create a more modern institution for what is needed today.”
Jeffries Is New Commissioner Of....Transport?
Crispin Jeffries will be the new Comm issio ner...not of police, but of Transport. Minister of Transport Melvin Hulse today confirmed to us that Jeffries will be hired as a contract officer to fill that post taking the place of Gareth Murrillo.
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