Dear San Pedro, or Isla Bonita, as Robert (Dr. Bob) Morris would call it, It’s with sadness I’m writing to tell you of Robert Chandler Morris passing. Bob lived a great 89 years before he passed away peacefully on June 23rd, 2021. He was in his hometown of Chrisman, Illinois, along side his wife Sara (Ms Sarita) of 66 years.
Edita Borham, (nee Vasquez) was born on 16 September, 1931, in what was then the small fishing village of San Pedro, on the island of Ambergris Caye. Her parents were Francisco and Juliana Nunez and she was one of eight children. Her father was a fisherman; life was hard, including having to go through a few deadly hurricanes and food shortages during World War 2. Edita attended the local Roman Catholic Primary School and it was here she first became aware of her faith - so much so that when she finished school she wanted to become a nun.
On Monday, November 30, 2020, UNICEF Belize Representative, Ms. Paulette Wade, handed over 200 backpacks to Mayor Daniel Guerrero and CAB Members, Caroline Sersland (President) and Elsie Belisle. Unfortunately due to the corona virus pandemic, the project was postponed and even though students are practicing distanced learning at home, the backpack can be used at home to store their books and supplies. The bag contains menstrual hygiene management products, sanitation hygiene supplies, and school supplies. The targeted age of students for this project is ages 10 plus.
Born on February 3, 1963, to two San Pedrano parents, Luis Nuñez Sr. and Abelina Nuñez Cardenez, Ali was raised in a loving home, in a healthy community, and surrounded by love and kindness, joyful and humble living, Ali was bound for a healthy life. He had six siblings to share and enjoy his love and happiness – Luis and Mundo Nunez, Zeida Guerrero, Odilia Salazar, Lourdes Luna and Aida Phillips.
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On behalf for the entire community of San Pedro, Ambergris Today congratulates Dr. Lucio Nuñez as he graduated a Doctor from the Universidad de Ciencias Médicas de Pinar del Río in Cuba. Our island community is very proud of his achievement and wishes him the very best in his medical career. Lucio was an outstanding student at San Pedro High School and St. John's College Sixth Form, even receiving top marks in the Caribbean Examination Council (CXC) exams for the country of Belize.
The San Pedro Roman Catholic School has just recently issued a notice to parents of students that the institution will be carrying out re-registration via WhatsApp and onine form. This is in lieu of precautionary measures taken due to the COVID-19 pandemic and currently being available for re-registration for the new school year 2020-2021. The following are the instructions issued out by the school:
Saturday, March 14, the San Pedro Branch of the Belize Red Cross will hold its quarterly blood drive at the Polyclinic from 9 a.m. to 3 a.m. Be someone's hero! Give the Gift of Life during this Christmas season. Tourists and San Pedranos are welcome! Donors should be 18-65 years of age and should eat breakfast or lunch before donating. Brenda LeTendreVolunteer — Belize Red Cross San Pedro Branchbletendre@pittstate.eduCell: 628-9694
BelizeKids.org is a non-profit organization focused on helping kids in Belize. Currently they are only on our beautiful island of Ambergris Caye but plan to expand to help kids throughout the country. Doctors are back on the island and are offering free eye exams in collaboration with the Belize Council for the Visually Impaired (BCVI). Free Eye Exams by BelizeKids.OrgFree eye exam! Doctors from Stanford Date: Monday, February 24 to Friday, February 28, 2020 Time: 8:30am- 4:30pm Place: Belize Vision Clinic @ Lions Den
We thank the Most Holy Trinity for Don Lucio Guerrero (b. April 22, 1930 – d. December 15, 2019) and his service to the Catholic Church and the community. The grace of God was alive in the life of Don Lucio and through him the community of San Pedro. Called to the vocation of Holy Matrimony, he was faithful to his wife for Ms. Angelita for near 66 years of marriage. Together they generously raised their seven children. He lived in humble circumstances with a strong dependence on God’s providence and faith in Jesus Christ.
Dr. Liborio Ramiro “Lee” Gomez, PhD, age 78, passed away peacefully in his home in Atchison, Kansas, on November 21, 2019. Lee was born on March 11, 1941, in San Pedro Town, Ambergris Caye, Belize, the son of Hilberto and Hilaria Gomez. He graduated from St. John’s College in Belize City before receiving a four-year scholarship to attend St. Benedict’s College in Atchison, Kansas. After completing his bachelor’s degree, he attended St. Louis University to attain his master’s degree and his Ph. D. in Spanish.
When: Friday, December 13, 2019Where: Fido’s Restaurant & BarTime: 7pm – 11pm The San Pedro BTIA Poly Clinic Committee has organized the first ever annual benefit Christmas Concert for the Dr. Otto Rodriguez Poly Clinic II. The concert with feature Jake Hill and Russell Hulme and will take place at the famous Fido’s Restaurant & Bar on Friday, December 13, 2019 from 7pm to 11pm.
The Government of Belize Press Office has sent out a press release informing about the Public and Bank holidays for 2020. It is notified for general information that public and bank holidays specified in the First and the Second Schedules to the Holidays Act, Chapter 289 of the Laws of Belize, Revised Edition 2000 - 2003, will be observed on the following days during the year 2020 in accordance with section 3 of the said Act:-
The 20th annual Coral Reef Ed-Ventures Summer Camp is returning to Ambergris Caye! The free, fun and educational camp is a collaboration between students from Smith College in Massachusetts, USA and the local Hol Chan Marine Reserve. The camp includes two programs that work to promote the conservation of the Belize Barrier Reef and teach island children about the coral and marine ecosystems. Everything is free and fun!
The Belize Tourism Board is once again offering scholarship opportunities under its scholarship program. Interested applicants for Tourism Programs commencing August 2019 for Full - time Students for the following degrees:
The #RefugiArte Exposition is coming to the San Pedro House of Culture. Following last year’s successful exposition of the artwork in Belize City, San Ignacio, Orange Walk and Corozal, now the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is bringing the exposition to La Isla Bonita.
Ambergris Caye Elementary School proudly presents their “A Taste of Belize” Charity Gala & Auction! - At this, our fourth Charity Gala & Auction, we hope to raise both awareness and much-needed operating and scholarship funds for ACES. Because it is a nonprofit organization, all donations to the school are tax deductible, and all proceeds will directly benefit ACES and its students.
The Rotary Club of Belize in conjunction with the ICJ Referendum Commission and NICH, will be hosting a dynamic crossfire panel discussion on the topic of the Belize Guatemala claim and the question all Belizeans should be asking themselves – Do we or don’t we vote to take this claim to the ICJ via the Referendum on April 10th, 2019.
The Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries, Forestry, the Environment, Sustainable Development and Immigration advises that it is accepting submissions from the public relating to the use of gillnets in Belize’s waters.
The Commissioner of Police, Mr. Chester Williams and other high ranking police officers take this opportunity to invite the general public to a public meeting. The purpose of the meeting is to listen to the public’s concern and suggestions on how we can better the Belize Police Department. Date: Thursday, 7 February 2019 Time: 7:00 pm Place: Central Park on Barrier Reef Drive, San Pedro Town Click Here for More Community Bulletins on Ambergris Today News Online