Friday, 30 August 2013

Dust in the caribbean worries scientists

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, Friday August 30, 2013 – Clouds of African dust have been sprinkling their contents across the Caribbean for as long as there's been sand in the Sahara Desert. The phenomenon is nevertheless attracting increasing attention from regional scientists who believe that the clouds have grown, even if there's no global consensus on the issue.
Recently, an unusually large cloud dusted the Eastern Caribbean, generating hazy skies and vivid sunsets before drifting over Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula and moving on to be detected as far away as Wyoming in the United States.
Satellite images from NASA show these huge, smoky clouds wafting westward from Africa and blanketing hundreds of square miles.
Although the microscopic dust particles sent aloft by African sandstorms have hitherto been accorded little more than moderate interest, experts are now saying that the particulate matter may be cause for health concerns and merit more study to understand their potential impact.
According to Braulio Jimenez-Velez, a specialist in molecular and environmental toxicology at the University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez, "It is a matter of great magnitude, interest and importance for health."
So far this year, Sahara dust has prompted two health alerts in Puerto Rico for asthma sufferers and people with allergies. The Dominican Republic also issued a warning.
Many Caribbean territories, including Puerto Rico, have high asthma rates, but no direct link has been established between African dust and higher rates of asthma or lung cancer.
Over time, human activity has changed the composition of the clouds, with scientists saying that they now contain trace amounts of metals, microorganisms, bacteria, spores, pesticides and faecal matter, although no evidence exists that the quantities are sufficient to pose a threat.
African dust sampled in Barbados also had elevated levels of arsenic and cadmium, according to Joseph M. Prospero, professor emeritus of marine and atmospheric chemistry at the University of Miami.
"The specific impact on health is not known here or anywhere else. It has been extremely difficult to link specific particle composition to health effects," said Prospero, who is lead author of a paper on the dust to be published in September by the bulletin of the American Meteorological Society.
"So it cannot be said what effect all this dust has, but there is reason for some concern," the expert added.
Eugenio Mojena of Cuba's Institute of Meteorology said the particles are believed to originate in the semi-arid Sahel region south of the Sahara Desert, where farmers raise livestock and employ chemical fertilizers and pesticides.
Experts also worry that chemicals in the clouds may pose a threat to coral, although the theory is still a subject of debate.
The dust clouds can also complicate air traffic by reducing visibility to less than 3 miles, said Jason Dunion, a researcher at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
On a more positive note, the dust-laden clouds may inhibit the formation of hurricanes and other tropical weather systems in the Caribbean.
According to Prospero, lower rainfall in West Africa presumably causes more dust, which reduces sunlight, lowers water temperatures and cuts evaporation, all factors in cyclonic formation.

Ramon's Village to return to business

Since 1982 Ramon's Village Resort has been on business and has become famous for its natural landscape it presents. Many award was given to the Resort for the past years for it's well service staff. The positive insights of Ramon's Village lead to many tourist attraction. Snorkeling, diving, dining, souviner shop, golf cart rentals, bicycle rentals,and much more were all included in the resort. On August 27,2013 a fire had destroyed Ramon's Village. Hotel management wasted no time on starting to pick up the pieces that were left behind by the fire. Richard Hedrick flew to Belize from the U.S two days later, to meet with the staff to talk ways to start building Ramon's back to it's feet. A press Release on August 28,2013 The owner of Ramon's Village Richard Hedricks spoke to the media saying '' I was relieved that no injuries were reported; however, saddened at the loss. “Our hearts are broken that our beloved Ramon’s has suffered such damage. Over the past twenty-seven years tens of thousands of guests have visited Ramon’s Village and had the time of their lives. However, out of adversity comes steadfastness and you can be assured that very soon the rebuilding of Ramon’s Village Resort will begin. In a short time, the Ramon’s Village that our many guests and friends have come to love and adore will be back hosting guests, and, Lord willing, our little piece of paradise will be better than ever!”

The only rooms and counting were fourty rooms that remain standing and business should start again over the weekend. Manager Einer Gomez told media that the dive shop remains unaffected and business was still ongoing since wednesday. Out of 71 cabanas 29 were burnt down. Explosion was cause by the tanks that was used for the hotel services. The estimation value was estimated about eight million dollars of insurance.

After the fire National Fire Service, went to the resort to do their investigation. This tragic cause of fire led to witnesses speechless.  Mr. Ramon Nunez, always the one who greeted you as you arrive at the reception desk. After a quick registration process, you'll be whisked to your cabana by one of our informative chauffeurs. Ask them anything about the island and they will give you the appropriate answer.

Thursday, 29 August 2013

Fisherman from Guatemala found guilty

46-year-old Elias Chavez a Guatemalan fisherman pleaded guilty to Illegal Fishing in the Blue Hole. According to the Director Clifford Cadle, he was on routine patrol in the Belize Audubon Society vessel in the Blue Hole Natural Monument when he spotted Chavez fishing and approached him. Chavez, who was unrepresented spoke little English, was provided with a translator through whom he pleaded guilty to the charge. he appeared in the Belize City Magistrate’s Court where magistrate Hamilton imposed a non-custodial sentence since it was Chavez’s first conviction. For the offense, he was fined $200 to be paid by September 28, 2013 or spend time in jai for two months. on Januarary 13, 2013 he was caught searching for conchs and fishing inside
the Blue Hole.

Wednesday, 28 August 2013

Ramon's Village in destroyed fire

Ramon's Village is well known for its tourism resort in the island yet to enjoy the full service and well staffed service Ramon's Village has to offer. It is the oldest resort still running today since 1982.  It was a quiet night before disaster striked at Ramon's Village Resort. At around 8pm on Tuesday night August 27, 2013 70% of Ramon's Village got destroyed by fire only a few stood up standing in the north portion of the resort. After it's intensd heat of flames between the hour of 8:00pm and 8:30pm the tanks that generated Ramon's Village went into and explosion. The last tank that was felt strong was the one behind the restuarant that had a massive explosive feeling. After the blaze had started the electricity had to be turned of for saftey reasons. People got buckets and fill them with water to help in to turn off the fire, the front portion of the resort where the restuarant is, while another group help to turn off the back portion with the pump generator and the fire engine. With helpless feelings they couldn't do much because of the intense heat burning. Guests had to be evecuated for safety. People were speechless at the time nothing could have been saved but to turn of the fire. Shortly  It took nearly 3 1/2 hours before it all settled into calmness. At this time the resort was almost down into flames. Minister of Tourism Manuel Heredia wants to thank those who help and he is so sad to see one of the oldest most excellent resort go down into flames.

Ramon's Guests had to be taken to another location and gave them the full attention they needed. Services were done a well job for keeping the guests safe. Today when I went up to take some photos the resort was still into flames this morning. I visited the neighbouring behind the resort, one house door got so hot that the door's varnish had melted. One of the street light had melted and left the neighboring area without power. The cause of this massive fire is still unknown. Take a look at this pictures:

Tuesday, 27 August 2013

Recognizing the new Sister City relation

Othon P. Blanco from the state of Quintana Roo visited Belize to join with the city council, both Municipalities enjoyed the long lasting sister city relation. Mayor Darrell made further relationship on strengthening trade and services. It is all about building Sister City relation Mayor Darrell explained. Belizean's favourite Sister City has to be Chetumal. Belizeans travel for a long weekend or for just a day. The new mayor Eduardo Espinosa Abuxapqui visited Belize on Monday August 26, 2013. In a warm welcome by Mayor Darrell  in a conferrence meeting they sat down and discuss the recent of his council. Mayor of Chetumal says that he is very happy to be here and to start working once he takes office on the thirtieth of September strengthening these sister relations with Belize. Belize and Chetumal are very brotherhood and so he would like to work in conjunction with.”On Mayor Espinosa Abusaki was congratulated by Mayor Darrell. As the host was presented by Mayor Daniel Guerrero, Mayor from Belize Barrell Bradley and Eduarado Espinosa Ausaki made a recomfermation between the Sister City. As an extended invitation was given to the new mayor in Quintana Roo Mayor Darrell wishes him a visit to the city. Mayor Daniel Guerrero is looking foward to continue to support on mutualy beneficial relation. Mayor Darrel Bradley wants the citizens to come together to make proposals intiatives in mutually beneficial areas for presentation to the mexicans. But reciprocity will only come when the people on the ground in terms of businesses; they have that depth of exchange. The city will be infrastructured mainly on education, commerce, trade, arts and health. By encouraging small businessmen particular to come out with proposals. In terms of cultivating our sister-sister relationship and in terms of this most important relationship to us, which is our city relationship with Chetumal and Othon P. Blanco, there is always a commitment on both sides—both at the head at the municipal president’s level and at our level to ensure that there is reciprocity.  15 million people in Mexico offers huge market trde opportunities. Mayor elect in seriously encouraging a deep signaled meaning relationship between the cities.What we want to do is to see if we can deepen that relationship in the area of promoting business which is in line with our strategic plan. Of course you know we're dealing with CARILED and we're dealing with all type of job initiatives and we see our friend in the north, Othon P. Blanco as a strategic partner - probably the most strategic partner there is being that they are so close to us. After the presentation the mayors went to the house of Culture where they had lunch. Representative of Belize Tourism Industry including the members of chamber of Commerce were accompanied by the Chetumal Mayor. After discussion while eating, Infrastructured works will be conducted by the City Council. Chetumal Mayor was departured on the old capital.

Monday, 26 August 2013

Consuming coffee, ''How much are we drinking?''

Coffee is slightly acidic (pH 5.0–5.1) and can have a stimulating effect on humans because of its caffeine content. It is one of the most consumed drinks in the world. It can be prepared and presented in a variety of ways. Coffee is a brewed beverage prepared from the roasted seeds of several species of an evergreen shrubof the genus Coffea. The two most common sources of coffee beans are the highly regarded Coffee arabica, and the "robusta" form of the hardier Coffea canephora. The latter is resistant to the coffee leaf rust (Hemileia vastatrix), but has a more bitter taste.Coffee goes at least as far back as the thirteenth century with a number of myths surrounding its first use. The original native population of coffee could have come from Ethiopia, Sudan or Kenya, and it was cultivated by Arabs from the 14th century. The earliest credible evidence of either coffee drinking or knowledge of the coffee tree appears in the middle of the fifteenth century, in the Sufi monasteries of Yemen.
By the 16th century, it had reached the rest of the Middle East, Persia, Turkey and northern Africa. Coffee is said to have come from Brazil in the hands of Francisco de Mello Palheta who was sent by the emperor to French Guiana for the purpose of obtaining coffee seedlings. But the French were not willing to share and Palheta was unsuccessful. In only 100 years, coffee had established itself as a commodity crop throughout the world.   Missionaries and travellers, traders and colonists continued to carry coffee seeds to new lands and coffee trees were planted worldwide.

One of the ironies about coffee is that it makes people think. It sort of creates egalitarian places — coffeehouses where people can come together — and so the French Revolution and the American Revolution were planned in coffeehouses. On the other hand, that same coffee that was fueling the French Revolution was also being produced by African slaves who had been taken to Santo Domingo, which we now know as Haiti.Coffee then spread to Balkans, Italy and to the rest of Europe, to Indonesia and then to the Americas.

''Are you a Coffee Lover?'' coffee is becoming famous around the world for its flavor it has.That’s why a lot of cafe provides coffee, espresso, cappuccino, cafe late, etc.  Most people tend to have a cup up to four cups at home, office or wherever they are. researched ingridients and the growing body of scientific research shows that coffee, when drunk in moderation (four to five regular size cups a day) is safe for healthy adults and can even have beneficial health implications as part of a healthy diet and physically active lifestyle.

Researchers found drinking 28 cups of coffee or more per week increased a person's odds of dying prematurely by 21 percent. The risk was more than 50 percent higher in adults under 55 years old.Younger men who drank about 28 cups per week were 56 percent more likely to die prematurely from any cause than those who didn't drink any coffee. Younger women who drank that much java doubled their mortality risk compared to those who didn't. Caffeine content can range from as much as 160 milligrams in some energy drinks to as little as 4 milligrams in a 1-ounce serving of chocolate-flavored syrup. Even decaffeinated coffee isn't completely free of caffeine.

Studies say that when you drink 600 mg of caffiene this  may cause:
  • Insomnia
  • Nervousness
  • Restlessness
  • Irritability
  • Stomach upset
  • Fast heartbeat
  • Muscle tremors
people who don't drink caffiene tend to be more sensitive to its negative effects. Other factors may include body mass, age, medication use and health conditions such as anxiety disorders. Research also suggests that men are more susceptible to the effects of caffeine than are women. Recent studies have generally found no connection between coffee and an increased risk of cancer or heart disease. Newer studies have also shown that coffee may have benefits, such as protecting against Parkinson's disease, type 2 diabetes and liver cancer. And it has a high content of antioxidants. Is coffee really good or bad? the answer to that question remains may be that for most people the health benefits outweigh the risks.

Friday, 23 August 2013

A tv show ''Breaking Bad'' is against Belize Tourism Board

On Friday August 23, 2013 a press release was sent out to the international media as a tv show ''Breaking Bad'' turned against BTB. As they were offer a ''Free vacation by BTB'' in Belize.
In the latest episode of Breaking Bad, Saul (Bob Odenkirk) nervously suggested that Walter White (Bryan Cranston) order a hit on his brother-in-law Hank (Dean Norris), telling Walt that he could send his brother-in-law “on a trip to Belize,” just as he did with old buddy Mike (Jonathan Banks). Walt is hypocritically aghast at the suggestion, but audiences everywhere welcomed the euphemism into the cultural lexicon.Belize also loved it. Today the Belize Tourism Board sent a toucan-laden public invitation to the entire cast of the show, offering to pay for a relaxing vacation in their naturally beautiful country for all of them, as a reward for five brilliant seasons of television. The ad is a fun and typically creative bit of marketing for the tourism-desperate country, and who knows, maybe the allure of food, friends, and music will be hard to resist. As Seth Stevenson noted in Slate last year, Belize, as a tourist destination, “lacks a sharply defined identity.” Maybe Breaking Bad can help

On the most recent issue of the show, a character suggested that meth kingpin Walt White deal with an enemy by sending them 'on a trip to Belize.' The country responded by extending invitations to visit to the cast of the show.

Thanks to Walt White's euphemism for murder, 'a trip to Belize,' the tourism board of the country extended an actual trip to Belize to the cast members of the show.

On the latest episode of "Breaking Bad," meth kingpin Walt White's sleazy lawyer advised him to send another character on a "trip to Belize." But he wasn't suggesting paying for an all-expenses-paid stay in sunny paradise so much as murder.
In response to the euphemism, the members of the Tourism Board of Belize have extended an invitation to the cast of "Breaking Bad" for an actual trip to their country.

'We were flattered to be included on your program last Sunday,' the tourism board wrote in a letter, 'Many of us are big fans of the show and can't wait to see what happens over the last six episodes.'

"We were flattered to be included on your program last Sunday," the tourism board wrote in a letter, "Many of us are big fans of the show and can't wait to see what happens over the last six episodes."
"So allow us the opportunity to entertain you we have the Blue Hole for Walt, purple fish for Marie, geology for Hank, great music and freindy people for Jesse, delicious breakfast cuisine for Walt Jr., several nice locations for Skyler, colorful clothing for Saul, and the list goes on."

The Belize Tourism Board invited the cast of 'Breaking Bad' to visit the country.

No word yet on whether the gang will take up Belize on their offer, but it's definitely a nicer propect than getting whacked by a drug lord. BTB was just trying to send a invitation for them to have great time in Belize.


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You can turn a press release announcing a new product into a blog post addressing the problem your product attempts to solve and educating consumers on other solutions or points of consideration they should be aware of. Take a pitch deck, remove the hard-sell, and turn it into a webinar with useful information for consumers independent of your product. That’s the difference between providing value and extracting it from consumers.
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In addition to providing a more engaging experience for consumers, multimedia assets can greatly increase the flexibility of your content execution. An Instagram photo can live in a blog post, which in turn can become an appealing thumbnail in your Facebook update.
Video is one of the most flexible assets you can develop. You can embed videos on your YouTube channel into articles and blog posts, turn them into thumbnails on Facebook, link to them on Twitter, adapt them into podcasts on SoundCloud. Each of these channels present sharing opportunities as well, and by extension further repurposing. One video on a YouTube can live multiple places at once, not just
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One of the easiest – not to mention cheapest – methods of repurposing your content and extending its shelf life is creating hyperlinks back to it later. These links can be placed organically throughout the new content you produce as a way to get readers to engage with related or otherwise contextually relevant content. As a best practice, be sparing with the number of links you use so as to not to distract the reader or encourage too much bouncing.
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There’s no better time to engage audiences than when they’re thinking about what to experience next. Whether on yours or other publisher sites, using discovery platforms to recommend more content you’ve produced for consumers to check out next is a great way to keep them engaged and extend the shelf life of your content.
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One of the most overlooked tactics in generating good content is consuming it. If you want to put relevant, interesting content in front of consumers, you need to stay on top of what’s relevant and interesting in your industry. Capitalizing on industry “buzz” is a great way to associate your brand with hot topic.
Simply curating content from other sources or otherwise regurgitating other published content is neither useful nor effective for audiences on its own. Use other published content as inspiration, and apply your own unique spin to create a new piece of content demonstrating your perspective.
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An editorial calendar might seem like overkill or more trouble than it’s worth but is in fact crucial to planning your content for a number of reasons.
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Thursday, 22 August 2013

Red Cross celebrates its best work 30 years in celebration.

Red cross has done its best work in the past years since 1914. Red cross had help a lot of people in Belize  through hurricanes disaster's, flood's, and much more. Since 1914, At this time assistance were given to help to the people who were ill in World Wars and disasters.the international medical care organization has been recognize as Belize history. In world wide volunteers it is estimated to be more than Ninety million volunteers in Red Cross. They had done their best to help people in need. This program is to ensure people's protection in life and health, and to avoid people from human suffering.  This past Sunday August 18,2013 Red cross was among one of the longest recognition in Belize. Lily Bowman Executive of the Red Cross doubles checks for Belize Red Cross.  She try's to ensure to make everything possible to work in Belize. They celebrated thirty years of recognition as part civlized society. On August 18, 1983 after two years of our indepence, was known legally as an organization. At the time of World Wars in 1914, documents show that British Houndars Branch was known because at the time British Honduras Red Cross was called at the time. Then when their name change to British Honduras as territories and country support from wars.

In April of 1950 Belize Red Movement were under the leadership of the president of  for over twenty years a Belizean Sir Wilson McMillian. Then in 1984 Committee was known as the international federation of the Red Cross. Between the year 1999 to 2000 Red Cross formed advocate with NEMO and since then the committee has been a success as growing the committee in Belize. Red Cross wants to train people focusing on educating the people when disaster strikes. Red Cross is working with more than 55 people people and working with them teaching the nenessity of
risk Hazards on disasters. Red Cross is proudly to inform the recent graduates that had the opportunity to learn what was needed to be learnt. The Red Cross has work along with disabilities as a contection with the BCVI Belize Council for Visual
Belize Red Cross was Fundemental by 7 guided principles served the people of Belize. Red Cross has 8 branches in the country for a better service in the country. In 2004 it was a well recorded volunteers 900 women and 330 were all members that results at 1200.

Wednesday, 21 August 2013

A resident in San Pedro Shocked by electricity

A crew of contruction Between the hour of four and four-thirty were at the time working on the rooftop of Sunset Suite located on Barrier Reef Drive. 42 year old Artemio Tamai was working on a zinc , when suddenly one of zinc the was working fell. One of the zinc hit the high tension wire leaving 42 year old Artemio Tamai violenty shocked by the high power tension. Witnesses say he fell on the power line four floors from the building down to the street. Assistance imediatley came from a local tour guide assisting help. the injured person was immediately taken at the Polyclinic hospital. Doctor Otto was then called and rushed at the scene. while taken the injured person at the polyclinic, the victim was then given oxygen. But, due to serious injuries he was then later airlifted and was taken to the K.H.M.H for further treatment. looking at his injuries he was treated as second degree burnt to his stomach. It is not life threatening but further treatments needs to be done. Tamai survived the the electric High tension shock. It is Believed that a gust of wind may had cause the accident while working in the roof top.

Tuesday, 20 August 2013

Kama Lounge

Kama Lounge is located next Coco Loco's Bar. Kama Lounge is a spot you want to visit in your vacation or locally. This unique place is well artfully formed in different types of sitting area in the beachfront view. Kama Lounge serves it's best food I had every taste and well service. So if you want enjoy a spot that you just want to sit back relax, stop by this place and have a wonderful time with us. This place is set for you to forget all the stress mood you have for you to enjoy the sea front and the cool breeze just blowing in your face. Pool area is also availabe and we also do Spa right on the spot.  We serve our delicious Special daily and serve our menu food. We also serve our special drink Such as Ginger Mojito, Mojito, Shots, and much more.

Order your choice of drinks while relaxing Rum and Coke and Ginger Mojito
Order your choice of food. This was order of Beef Primote

Monday, 19 August 2013

Mud Wreslting in SanBar

It's time to get some Mud in your shirt. Mud Wrestling is an event done by Sanbar held there Mud Wrestling to show who has the coolness to wrestle in mud. You can get chance to try it each time this event takes place. On Friday August 16,2013 it was a great match to see and a match you didn't wanted to miss. It was funtastic time to see all the contestant participating in this contest. Everyone joined the dance floor when their favourite music came on. The winner's got great prizes. the Music was provide by DJ DZL he performes his best music mix. Don't forget when this event takes place we have $4 rum, $7 Tequila shot, and $1 wings and if you want a free rum punch all you got to do is get some mud in you and wrestle with someone.So when you here Mud Wrestling in Sanbar all you got say "are you ready to get some mud in you?" All wrestler's got their winning prize which was Caribbean Cooler It just hit me. So if you are looking for fun in the island all you got to do is come to Sanbar for a fun time. Look out for their advertisemnet.

Here are some phots of Friday August 16, 2013 competion:

The Participants did a well job wreslting with each. It was a fight you wanted to see. Looking at this event it is get more popluar in the island. It is an enjoyable event and it gets really packed.


Friday, 16 August 2013

September celebration 2013

Every year in in September 10 St. George's Caye day and 21st Independence day is our remembered holiday to be respected and remembered. It is a national Bank holiday in Belize and we celebrate this month as our honored month. In Belize in Sepetember is celebrates the largest celebration in the country. People come out to watch the Road March as it is popular; people  dance and dress in masquerade through the streets of Corozal, Orange Walk town, and Belize City. This Carnival is like any other popular carnival in the Caribbean.This carnival gives you a feedback to learn and pass on the tradition. for example, in some district they present their culture costume like Mestizo in Orange Walk. As this two holiday 10 St george's Caye day represents the BAttle of St george's Caye and the 21st September reperents our 1981 independence.

Less than three weeks away Belize's unique carnival is a well experience carnival to see. It is a time of year that celebrates our history, our culture, our people, our nation. This fun event started with only a few people in mind In 1975 Ms. Crystal, Ms. June, Ms. Alice, Ms. Maude and Ms. Myrtle join a sunday and went to the streets to celebrate. It only took a matter of time and little costume to show. But one day they didn't realize that all five of their name spelt CJAMM. Which now today is call what carnival is. Now all what people have behind their minds it party time. Now today people from all ages participate in this event. 

Belize and happy faces everyone brings Carnival in Belize is just fun moment to celebrated each year. This year competion will be held as Carnival King & Queen Competition on September 7th, 2013 at the MCC Grounds in Belize City. In the month of September popular songs of Soca, Punta, and much more.  Every year in belize are asked to present a theme of Belize and come up with an idea about how Belize could change or can be written abut the people or developement in Belize. This was voted on the best theme Called ''Belize in you, Belize in me, Land of the free.'' This  them was choosen, because it talks a great change about what Belizeans can do for a living a how Belize can change for a better communkity. So Who is ready for this year September Celebration?
Here is video to see how fun it is to watch the carnival in Belize:

Timothy Callanan went missing since Tuesday

Since Tuesday morning a business man from San Pedro Timothy James Callanan was pronunced missing in San pedro. He went to Belize for his appointment and last seen Burd Bradly and never been seen again, including Senior Counsel Dean Lindo went for a hunt for him. He went to check in to a hotel on Golden Tree at around midday on Tuesday. He was suppose to stay only one night in Belize City. But sadly, bad news, Between the hours of five and six in the evening on Wednesday the receptionist decide to clean the room where he was staying, since he didn't showup  to check out of his. Surprsingly, she found his body lying facing the bed. She suddenly called for police, to retrieve his body and suicide notes in his room was found. His body was sent at the K.H.M.H for a post-merten. All they can say is for now that it is Suicide. San Pedro residence are shock to here this stricking news and are giving all his best condolences. He was a well known entreprenuership in the San Pedro and a friendly person in the island.

Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Is fast food really healthy for people?

All the recent discussion about fast-food employment, wages and benefits has a lot of Americans asking one collective question: Who cares? Well, you do. According to Gallup, 80% of you eat fast food at least once a month.

There's very little disparity in how all of that grease-fried food is consumed, either. Often associated with low income or poverty, fast food is consumed more heavily by those making more than $75,000 a year (51% report eating it at least once a week) than by those making between $20,000 and $30,000 a year (42%) or less than $20,000 (39%).

It's clearly a young person's game, however, as 57% of those aged 18 to 29 say they hit the counter or drive-through at least once a week. That drops to 47% for those aged 30 to 49, 44% for those aged 50 to 64 and to 41% among those aged 65 and older.

here isn't a whole lot of difference between how various races visit McDonald's (MCD), Burger King (BKW), Wendy's (WEN) and elsewhere, either. Fifty-two percent of blacks and 53% of Hispanics eat fast food at least weekly, while 46% of whites do the same.

All the groups feel just as badly about their meal afterward. A full 73% of those who go for fast food weekly told Gallup they think it's not too good for them or not good at all. That still trails the 81% of people who don't eat fast-food who believe the same. But at least there's a sizable degree of self-awareness.

So how healthy is fast food? Researchers and health professionals have long been aware of the consequences associated with eating fast food. After eatinga 12-hour fast and again two and four hours after finishing each meal. The results were not pretty!  The researchers collected their data by measuring the men’s endothelial function -- the ability of the blood vessels to dilatethe men’s arteries dilated 24 percent less than when the subjects were in a fasted state. Poor endothelial function is a significant precursor of atherosclerosis, a hardening of the arteries that can block. Here is the food list given to the men's:  fast food sausage, egg and cheese sandwich.

Fast food is pre-packed food that has been around since the early 1900's. But, looking at the health today it is putting at people's risk like obisity, Diabetes un-wanted fat. “nutritional value” is an oxymoron that doesn't have much nutrition. In the fact that this kind of food does not feed your body giving you sufficient energy to move around.  Fast food products are made with highly-processed ingredients to give it shelf-life, as seeing food from scratch it nurish the body as denatural food it lacks any nutrtional vitamins.

Why they say fast food is fatting? fast food, damage your body’s cells that includes Synthetic chemicals. Which this type of food can cause to an adict food. The cause of adict aspartame and MSG (monosodium glutamate) causes the body to gain weight and disease issues. Wake up people and you need to realize how serious this food are. Fast-food chicken breast can contain everything from modified corn starch to hydrolyzed corn gluten. What do farmer use it for? 60% of corn startch are use to fatten a cattle.

Is their such thing as good fast food? 1,829 mg this is the calories you might find at a fast food. but, recenlty researcher's found out that Subway had even more calories added to this which their calories show that it is highly above Mcdonlad's 2,149 milligrams in the sodium contents of meals in Subway. Which people thought in this case that subway was the healthiest-fast in the nation. We shouldn't be blind trust in the resturants' menu.

In order to stay away from fast food is in the eating control you can trigger your brain by  one of a great point  is to supply your brain with the same reward triggers, but from activities and foods that aid your fitness and weight-loss plans. The tempting that cause your body to want more fast food are the chemical release in the body that makes you feel great those feelings are done by dopamine and serotonin. The more you eat them the more highly you want them

more. what do think about fast food? I asked a few people and they said:
1.) It makes you fat! It is soGood but it is bad.
2.)It is not healthy.
3.) To me it is good. If put it this way it is bad for your health, because it sometimes it is not always good eating it even though we still end up eating it.

Here is what really does do your body. Obesity is on the rise. Heart disease is on the rise.High amounts of fat can be very difficult to digest, and much of the fat is actually stored in your body, rather than passing through. High calories, tons of fat and oodles of sodium is bad for your body. Increase in body blood pressure and slowly makes you think.
How many calories a Hamburger's is? here are a few looks at how much it is averaged.

Jack in the Box  calories from left to right (Calories, Trans Fat, Cholesterol, Sodium)-
Jack in the Box Hamburger Deluxe with Cheese460170930

Arby's calories from left to right (Calories,Trans Fat, Cholesterol, Sodium)-
Arby's Beef and Cheddar4451.5511275

In-N-Out- calories calories from left to right (Calories, Trans Fat, Cholesterol, Sodium)-
In-N-Out Hamburger with Onion243040650

Burger King calories from left to right (Calories, Trans Fat, Cholesterol, Sodium)-
Burger King (BK) Whopper with mayo
(without mayo)

Wendy's calories From lef to right (Calories, Trans Fat, Cholesterol, Sodium)
Wendy's 1/4 lb Single430175870

Mcdanold's calories from left to right (Calories, Trans-Fat, Cholesterol, Sodium)- 
250.525 520

Saturday, 10 August 2013

Carlos Perotte showcased his Steel Drum Concert

From July 22- August 8, 2013 Carlos Perotte put all his energy and effort to teach 60 plus students in his classes. Everyday was ineterested for the students as they had learnt new things. The different types of instrument they had where steel drum ,Garifuna drum, scrapper, Cuban box drum, and much more. In the three weeks classes each student had the experience to use the instruments and learnt the different types of instruments.

From ages 5-18 they the had the opportunity to learn the best instrument. On Agust 9, 2013 they held their concert. As the show was well presented and showcasing their unique moves to the music, the rythm of all presentation was excellent. Speaking to some students they say that they will try it next year. Each Student got their certificate of participation. Along with the students mayor Daniel got the opportunity to meet all the student. In surprise mayor Daniel Geurrero says ''it was and excellent view of what this students had done. They presented their show very well, as them being the first timer's.''
Carlos Perotte has been in Belize over ten years. He has been in the music industry for over 16 years. He learnt basically all the instrument.  Carlos Perrote introduced his new album "Omolewa Osain" with a live concert: Carlos Perrote and friends at the Bliss Center for the Performing on December 18, 2009 he introduced his new album "Omolewa Osain" is a Yoruba phrase meaning "Powerful Mind".Perotte explained that ''this was the first time he had come to San Pedro and was excited of seeing the student's learnt so fast in less than three weeks. ''It is all about the fun'' Perotte explained. Students now can apply for 2013/2014 school year at Elisabeth Hobarth at phone number 226-3755 or .Classes will be held every Saturday.
Students getting their certificate's

Here, they are presenting the different instrument they had learnt.

It is to show Belize who we are so we try and bring musicians from different corners, different talents says perrote. he brings a lot to the table in terms of Belizean advancement of music here in Belize and we would be really nice for not just musicians but for those who like his music to come out and support.

Wednesday, 7 August 2013

Belize Travel and Beyond

Belize is a welcoming country of loving, cheerish, friendly people, Simply paradise lovely country. Belize is a nation that is known for it's hiden treasure waiting to be discovered and it's tourist destination Belize has. Belize only has two seasons per year Wet and Dry season. Wet season from June to Novemeber and dry season from december to May. English is the first language. As many may ask when they reach in Belize is ''What is Creole?'' Creole is a broken english. Creole descendants of Black African slaves brought to Belize and English and Scottish log cutters, who were known as the Baymen. The Belize Kriol language was then historically only spoken by them, but this ethnicity has become Belizean national identity, and as a result Kriol is now spoken by about 75% of Belizeans. Our second language is Spanish as well. Belize has different culture such as Creole, Mestizo, Garífuna, East Indian, Mennonite, Mopan Maya and Kekchi Maya.

If you want to Vacation in Belize, you can begin by looking at what kind of stuffs you want to do. Their is the second largest barrier reef in the world which stretches 8 to 16 miles long and you can explore Mayan ruins, rainforests, mangroves, turtle nesting sites and salt-water crocodile habitats. In the summer time is very high in tempreture so keep your sun screen with you and a spray of bug repelant. Snorkeling in Belize can be fun. Looking at some of snorkeling spots in Belize is Hole Chan Marine Reserve, Mexico Rocks, and Shark Ray Alley. Mainy fish can be seen at every dive. Some would be the parrot fish, sea fans, Grupor, just to name a few. Lighthouse Reef, Turneffe Islands, Glover's reef are visit by some Large boats. It is a shallow area,  that it's dept is only 9 feet deep and some patches of coral can be seen in the area. This are the six island that can be seen at the three atolls Sandbore Caye,  Northern Caye occupies two island,  Pelican Caye, Long Caye. Blue Hole is 1000 feet across and 400 feet deep. It is located in the middle of one of the atoll Lighthouse reef atoll. At 130 feet you can see huge stalgtites hanging off. Bacalar Chico Marine Reserve it is sixty square kilomiter's square mile. Visiting the site can be set by a local tour guides. It is only Accessable by sea.  Bacalar Chico is bordered  on the north by the Belize/Mexico border and southern boundary marked by the point from San Juan to Robles Point,  Bacalar Chico National Park and Marine Reserve (BCNP & MR) was established in 1996 and is managed by the Fisheries and Forest Departments.
Bcalar Chico is located on the northern tip of the reef over view the Bay of Chetumal and Mexico. The main concernce for this is its wildlife at Rocky Point, turtles nest between Robles and Rocky Point.

San Pedro Ambergris Caye, Belize
San Pedro ambergris Caye, Belize, - San Pedro in the back days was only a village set back to relax and catch fish. about 160 years ago, In the early 1800's to 1970's it was only mestizo desendance who were coming to the island because in the year 1848 the caste war in yucatan peninsual in mexico weremestizos hated the mexican. In this time, the first family that came to the island was the Antionio's family in the year 1848. Later on we got the Vasquez,Guerrero, Heredia, Gonzalez, Rosado, Nunez, Marin, Verde, Tolosa, Alamilla,Acosta, Cardenez,Aguilar, Gomez, Graniel, Kumul, Varela, Paz, Perez, Munoz, Ancona ect. Fishing in the island, was well taken care by the fishermen, who visited their lobster and fish everyday. Corn Fish was made locally in the island which is still made today. In those days there was no electricity nor refregerator, so the fish had to be preserved which is known as "Pescado Seco". People like San Pedro because of it's white Sandy Beach and the cool breeze smoothly blowing on your face.When the wind came in the island children played excitedly on the beach flying paper plane's which in those time's there was not much toys or not toys yet reach insland which they had to invent their own.
Now as the island had grown to a large town it is now famous for it's travelling lisit in Belize. San Pedro is now rank number #1for it's tourist destination. The island has lots to offer such as renting bicycle, renting golf carts,staying on hotels, restuarants and much more. Ambergris Caye is fool of wildlife bring people to it's full excitment. Tropical view's Ambergris has create's a magnificent of the island. Walking down the beach is beautiful site. Conch Shell is bought locally in different souviner's. A massage can also be done for you, to feel at home and relax your way in to a life time experience. Maya site is one most visited in the island is Marco Gonzalez's site for more info dial the number 662-2725 for Jan Brown.

Caye Caulker- This island made it's famousy to only a few people in the 17th-century British buccaneers used theisland to buildboats astop for water. The island strecthes 8 miles and 1 mile west. This Caye Caulker is in an area of a feeding site that migrates the route of fish, conch and lobster. It started of  when Indian War of the Castes in the Yucatan people sailed their way to this island. Dated from early times when the Spanish name the island "Cayo Hicaco".  Reffering Coco Plum which grows wildly on the island. Caye Caulker still remains as one of the fishing islandandboat builder's, but today as tourismistaking over itis now becoming more asa tourist destination. Small businesses are on a slowly lifesyle as the people in the island enjoy it more than others. This island has not changed for quit some time is it placesitself on a quiet vacationing. You can also enjoy your time on a sunset cruise in catamaran or a sailing boat. Caye Caulker and San Pedro can only be access by a water Taxi or either by plan.

St George's Caye
St George's Caye- was used for a short Military time that lasted from 3 to 10 September, 1798. It's famous name it was the final battle that occured on September 10. On the10of September it marks as a holiday public and bank. In the year's when the Spaniards came toBelize they tried to attempt to expel the sttlers in the island in the year 1716, 1724, 1733, 1747, 1751, and 1779. Today isan island one of a kind you want to visit. St. George's Caye is just few munitesto the reef and is a place you want to scuba dive. This island was fought for when hostiles were brought to end the signing of the Treaty of Versailles, which allowed the Baymen rights between the Belize and Hondo rivers. Experiencing Scuba dive the work is done for you and you just have the fun. This island can only be access by boat.

Placencia- Placencia is a tourist destination a touch of lovely attraction beach and it's crystal blue water. Placencia stretches 16 miles of beach. Placencia gives a view of natural views such as birds, butterflies, green iguana's, and friendly people in the penninsula. Walking down the beach you'll see pleanty of great attraction view. Have lunch on seafront while having a great time.  Try the kayak for a tranquil attraction in the mangroves. Take a boat at the Monkey River to see the Howler Monkey. Do you want to sail away?  Enjoy a spectacular view of a sunset cruise in Placencia. you can visit the Barrief Reef by boat. by accessing the roadin placencia can  enjoy more  in the mainland and have spectacular time  Mayan Ruins of Lubaantun and Nim Li Punit, cave tours, or jungle trails through Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuar Jaguar Reserve. Things to in placencia's that could the world's best expereice: snorkleing, Scuba dive, windsurfing, fishin, bird watching. Ech year in Lobster fest in june 15 you can have excellent meal. Placencia has a few hotel that has a palapa view at sea front. The people of Placencia are creoles - decendants of African slaves and European settlers. Cameto the penninsula long ago for logging.

Mayan Site- Belize has many mayan ruins in the country. The  maya ruin which is visited today are Caracol, Xunantunich,Cahal Pech, El Pilar between Belize/Guatemala, La Milpa in Orange Walk District, Lamania, Colha Mayan Ruins, San Estevan, Cerros Mayan Ruin, Santa Rita, Caracol is located in Cayo district. This was the first name put to Carocal Uxwitza Three Water Hill. In the time of 2000BC-200CE Belize was occupied until the time ofthe 16th century when the Spaniards arrived. In the time of the Maya ruin, it said that their was 1 million Maya people during the Classic Maya Period than it is today. Belize Lies on the heart of Maya civilaization. Between 600 – 900 AD maya's were divided into different region kingdom and principalities. Maya Caves isa place hidden into treasure. Bodies had been discovered, portal to the Underworld, where many important deities lived. The underworld was called Shivalva (Shee-BALL-ba); the gods of death resided under caves.