Thursday, 21 August 2014


On Wednesday 20th August 2014 at around 7:20 pm while on Anti-Drug operation in Orange Walk Town members of the Anti-Drug Unit attempted to stop a black Toyota car with the license plate OW-C-00623 which was driving in an divertion  motion across the street. As we got all along side we identified ourselves as police officers and the driver of the car increasing its speed heading towards the Phillip Goldson Highway in the direction of Liberty Avenue where it spin around due to the high speed of travel. On liberty avenue.

 Both persons exited the vehicle and attempted to flee on foot. Police manage to arrest both occupants a short distance away. The driver was then known to be RUPERTO EULALIO REYES 49 YRS D.O.B 27/03/65 a Laborer Belizean of # 5 Sittee River Street Orange Walk Town. The passenger is one PASCUAL TERRERO PINEDA 52 YRS D.O.B 13/12/62 a Laborer Cuban of Boca Del Rio San Pedro Town. A search of the car resulted in the discovery of a red cooler box with 18 parcel of suspected meth and a blanca soap powder box with 12 parcel of suspected meth to a total weight of 54.7 kilogram. Subjects along with the drugs and vehicle were escorted to the Orange Walk Police Station for processing and charges of drug trafficking.

The Miss San Pedro Pageant 2014

During the weeks, practices and entertainment around Belize the six contestants are ready to showcase their talented show that will take place on August 30th, 2014 at 8pm.  During the time of their days, On Sunday, August 10, 2014, the Miss San Pedro Delegates were officially worn a ribbon by their individual sponsors. The event took place at the selected laid back Rum @ Bean, making it the perfect venue for the event. 

After being officially recognized by their worn ribbons the six delegates had the opportunity to not only meet their respective sponsors but to meet other sponsors and attendees as well.

The Miss San Pedro Committee would like to extend a HUGE and ENORMOUS thank you to Ms. Beth Clifford and the Staff from Rum + Bean for hosting this event and making it a memorable event.
We would like to give a HUGE THANK YOU to our fabulous Make Up Artist Stephanie M. Manuel for being the Official Make Up Artist of the Miss San Pedro Pageant's Photo Shoots!
On the other agenda for the six delegates the other event where also taken place which were hosted by tranquility bay with its lush surrounding made for the perfect back drop for their photoshoot !!! We extend a HUGE thank you to Foreva Fancy for sponsoring the dresses and accessories for the Miss San Pedro Contestants' photo shoot!Check them out on the corner of Coconut Drive and Tarpon Street!

The pageant, which is one of the biggest and most prestigious pageant in the country, this is something YOU DON'T WANT TO MISS! Come and bring the whole family and friends to to this year's Miss San Pedro Pageant 2014! This year we have six contestants vying for the title of Miss San Pedro 2014 to be held on August 30th at the Hon. Louis Sylvestre Sporting Facility.


Seaweed Ashore in the Caribbean

When you look at a beach you may think of it as a desert, with little in situ primary production "seaweed". This is because the mobile sand prevents plants and algae communities from establishing. All the fauna living on beaches have to rely on the import of food, such as storm-cast seaweed, to survive. When the seaweed is cast ashore it starts to decompose and becomes a veritable feast for invertebrates. 

As everyone is complaining about the seaweed in San Pedro, Ambergris, Caye Their's nothing much but, to keep clean along the beach as much as we can. This are aquatic plant-like algae. For its use in food, see Edible seaweed; for the similarly-named plant, see Seagrass; for other uses, see Seaweed(disambiguation). Seaweed is a macroscopic, multicellular, benthic marine algae.  Most of them are the green (about 1500 species), brown (about 1800 species) or red (about 6500 species) kinds, samples of which are each illustrated on this page, and most are attached by holdfasts, which generally just have an anchorage function, although a particularly efficient one. 

Seaweeds can also be classified by use (as food, medicine, fertilizer, filtration, industrial, etc.). At this time of the year it travels to the Caribbean “This is completely unprecedented,” said David Freestone, executive director of the Sargasso Sea Alliance in Washington, which has been fielding reports of unusual quantities of the seaweed washing ashore in places as far-flung as Sierra Leone in West Africa. While small amounts of Sargassum are normally found in the Caribbean from May to September when regional currents and winds transport the floating algae to the islands, such large accumulations across so many regions, he said, has “never happened in living memory.”

Theories as to why range from shifts in ocean currents to climate change to the gulf oil spill. But at least for now, “it’s a mystery,” Mr. Freestone said.

Resorts and tourism officials fear that the weed could linger into high season, which starts in November, but anecdotal reports suggest that the worst may be over. Ramon Roach, a water-quality analyst for the Barbados Coastal Zone Management Unit who has been part of the effort to clear the weed, said that in the last week and a half, “we haven’t seen any additional seaweed coming from the sea.” Seaweed can be found washed ashore after a storm that agitates the water and breaks the seaweed off wave action wind currents and high tide tend to bring it onshore. 

Ecosystem   effects   of   harvesting   seaweed   for   biofuel

Three sources of seaweed have been suggested for the extraction of biomass for biofuel: harvesting of wild seaweed that is attached to rocks; collection of storm-cast seaweed from beaches; and aquaculture of seaweed on long-lines. This PhD project focuses on the ecological importance of beach-cast seaweed and the potential impacts of its removal for biofuel. The study area is North and South Uist in the Outer Hebrides, where large amounts of seaweed are cast ashore each year.