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Caye Caulker police shoots man in early morning drug search
This morning around 7am, police conducted a search at a resident on the island of Caye Caulker. They found two small parcels of suspected marijuana. One of the persons at the home, at the time of the search, 25 year old Tyson Rodriguez, was being informed of the find when he ran off. The police set chase and Rodriquez was captured. According to official reports, a struggle ensued where Rodriquez pulled out a knife from his pants waist and the officer pulled out his service revolver and shot Rodriquez once in the abdomen. But while that is the police report – the sister of the man that was shot says that she does not believe that the police had to shoot her brother because he had surrendered. She says that the report that her aunt is giving her is that her brother was shot in the back and it exited through the appendix.
Sister of Shooting Victim
This morning my aunt called me and told me that my brother was shot. So I came to the hospital, where I have been waiting for my brother. He is now undergoing surgery. He stays with my cousin who lives in Caye Caulker and that day they were smoking weed, when the Police came and one pulled out a gun and he got scared and ran away. That was when they shot him. The bullet went through his back and exited through his stomach.
The sister is not sure her brother will be filing any complaints with the internal affairs Dept– but she says that things could have been worse.
Sister of Shooting Victim
This is not the first time he was encountered by the Police; however this is the worst time, where it ended in a situation that could have been even more dangerous. He is not from the island, he was visiting my aunt. I don’t know what my family will do; we need to hear from him because there is always two sides of a story.
Tyson Rodriguez is presently in a critical but stable condition at the KHMH. Police have since retrieved Rodriquez’s knife and the police’s 9mm service revolver as exhibit.
Be Kind Belize Graduates 2012
Be Kind Belize was established in 2007 to promote humane education in Belize. Humane education is based on the concept that all life is precious and is practiced by teaching young people the value and importance of treating all living creatures with kindness. As part of the programme children learn about self respect, caring for others, how to behave responsibly and understanding the consequences of their actions. Through classroom activities and research projects they learn why it is important to be kind to their family, friends, classmates, community, animals and the planet and how kindness makes Belize a better place.
On the 20th and 21st of March students from Holy Cross Anglican School Standard 2 and Island Academy Standards 1, 2 and 3 graduated from the Be Kind Belize programme.
Four students won additional accolades for being voted as the kindest kids in their class by their peers. Those children are Renzie Chan and Ethan Bardalez from Mr. Nicholon’s class at Holy Cross and Alexandra Lausen and Lucy Verralls from Ms. Eropkin and Ms. Dunn’s classes at Island Academy.
The Be Kind Belize Kindest Kids received a prize bag full of exciting treats. Many businesses and individuals deserve a huge thank you for supporting the programme and putting smiles on the faces of some very wonderful young people.
Be Kind Belize would like to thank Marty Casado & AmbergrisCaye.com, Seaduced by Belize, DandE’s Frozen Custard and Sorbet, Wade the Gringo Burgers, Kakaw Belizean Chocolate and many other generous donors.
If you would like to volunteer as a Be Kind Belize Humane Educator or if you would like to sponsor the programme in some way, please contact Colette Kase at 226 4366
San Pedro Sun
Ramon’s Village adopts the Boca del Rio Park
World renowned Ramon’s Village has embarked on a very positive community project that sees the adoption of the Boca del Rio Park. The park, which has been gradually deteriorating, will see a significant facelift which will be conducted in different phases. The estimated cost of the investment by the time the Boca del Rio Park is fully renovated will be in the vicinity of $50,000.
The project will see the renovation of the basketball court, the installation of bleachers, construction of picnic tables, improvements to the playground and beautification. Einer Gomez, General Manager of Ramon’s Village explained, “We noticed the deterioration of the park and decided to adopt the park.” Shortly after approaching the former San Pedro Town Council, plans were made to first address the issue of the basketball court. New backboards where ordered and made in Belize City by a local artist. The backboards were installed and the court has a fresh coat of paint. Gomez explained that currently they are looking at installing bleachers and are considering whether to construct them from aluminum or wood.
The other phases will see the construction of small thatch palapas, construction of picnic tables and improvements to the playground. Ramon’s Village is also accumulating plant clippings for beautification purposes around the park. “We want to improve the park and keep the integrity of it. However, as a community we need to understand to respect each other and each other’s property including those that are public property. We need to embrace the project and ensure that we take care of the park,” said Gomez.
When asked if there were any other public projects that Ramon’s Village will be embarking on in the near future, Gomez stated, “We would really like to complete the renovation of the Boca del Rio Park and see how it works before we embrace another project.” Gomez ended by explaining that Ramon’s Village is very excited with the partnership made with the San Pedro Town Council to adopt the Boca del Rio Park. Gomez encourages those using the park to take good care of it because the investment was made for the people in an effort to improve the area and make it a better place for all to enjoy.
San Pedro Sun
Gas Breaks The $12.00 Barrier
Just before the election, Government announced that it would be absorbing a sharp increase in the acquisition price of fuel - which meant giving up 1.5 million dollars in revenue.
It's not the kind of thing that can be maintained, and so on Wednesday morning, the full weight of increased world prices fell like a load of bricks on the Belizean consumer.
Premium fuel jumped by 49 to a crushing $12.12 per gallon, Regular jumped by 50 cents to a prohibitive $11.81 per gallon, and diesel went up by twenty cents to 10.90 per gallon.
Mexico daylight saving time starts on Sunday, April 1st 2012 In Mexico, clocks go forward one hour on Sunday, April 1st. Daylight Saving Time will last until October 28th, 2012
Belize Electricity Limited advises its customers in San Pedro Town that the supply of electricity will be temporarily interrupted Friday,March 30, 2012 from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Affected areas: the entire Northern portion of the island which includes
all that area north of Boca del Rio.
BEL apologizes for the inconvenience caused, while the Company
relocates high voltage lines in the area.
Radios For NACNW Police Patrol - To show appreciation for the fine job they have been doing the members of the North Ambergris Caye Neighborhood Watch (NACNW) voted to find a way to purchase at least two radios for the police who patrol the area.
A BBQ fund raiser will be held this Saturday, March 31, across from the old Beach-N-Kitchen (just before the Palapa Bar). Manny will be grilling the chicken and members of the NACNW board will provide beans, coleslaw, potato salad and chocolate cake. Beer and soft drinks will be ice cold and available for purchase. All throw-away eating containers will be eco-friendly which means bio-degradable.
The event is multi-purposeful; 1) raise funds to buy much needed equipment for the police, 2) meet and get to know your neighbors, 3) pay annual membership dues and 4) nominate people for the 2012 board of directors.
Food will be served starting at noon and at 2:00 there will be a very brief meeting. Immediately following the meeting the raffle will be held.
The new Officer in Charge, Vienie Robinson and Corporal Sharmane Young, who supervises the police substation, and all other patrol persons have been invited to attend so we can become better acquainted.
Annual dues are $50 for an individual, $100 for a household and $250 for a resort. If you are available to help with this project or have questions please call either Marilyn at 226-2050 or Harriette at 662-9808.
South Ambergris Caye Neighbourhood Watch is hosting a family beach day fundraising event this Sunday, April 1st starting at 11:30am thru til 4:30pm just south of Athens Gate. There will be a barbeque chicken platter and dessert available for $20. Rum punch, beer and rum drinks sold for $5 and soft drinks and water $2. We will have a scavenger hunt, tombola, fish pond game, horseshoes, Chinese Auction, raffles and live music with Gino. Great prizes are up for grabs! Come and join the fun and support a community organization.
SP Library Children Easter Program
The dates are April 2,3,4, 2012.
Children ages 7 - 10. Time 10:00 am to Noon and 2:00 to 4:00 pm. Stop by the library to sign in, Limited space.
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