Friday, May 24, 2024

Councilor Johnnia Duarte

Animals kept in deplorable conditions removed from house in San Pablo subdivision

A total of 69 cats and 14 dogs, rabbits, two turtles, ducks, and chickens, were safely removed from a house in the San Pablo...

Efforts underway to tackle plastic on the island; SPTC starts recycling campaign

The San Pedro Town Council (SPTC) is embarking on a recycling project to rid the town of plastic bottles. The project is being led by Councilor Johnnia Duarte, whose portfolio includes Environment and Climate Change, and will see bottle-collecting stations in the shape of sea creatures. The first of these, a sea star, is at the central park, where everyone is encouraged to drop their plastic bottles in it.

San Pedro starts Township week promoting zero tolerance for the use of plastic and styrofoam

On Wednesday, November 23rd, Area Representative Honourable Andre Perez and Mayor Gualberto 'Wally' Nuñez and his team promoted using biodegradable products, such as groceries bags, at a presentation at the San Pedro Lions Den. The enforcement will see reusable bags available at the different establishments for around 50 cents. The populace and business sector are encouraged to make this their standard practice to avoid using plastic items and give back to the island town community, which turns 38 on Sunday, November 27th. The demonstration emphasized how hazardous plastic can be for fragile marine ecosystems like those around the island, thus, the importance of getting everyone on this campaign.

SPTC to provide monthly support to Saga Humane Society

The well-being of domestic animals on Ambergris Caye is taken seriously by the non-profit organization Saga Humane Society, a key player in rescuing and sheltering homeless dogs and cats. Their work is costly and challenging. A recent commitment of support from the San Pedro Town Council (SPTC) Councilor Johnnia Duarte is the beginning of monthly assistance to the non-profit organization

Earth Day observed in Belize; Ambergris Caye to host activities over the weekend

On Friday, April 22nd, Belize joined the world in celebrating World Earth Day. This year, under the theme "Invest in Our Planet", several activities took place across the country, including tree planting and cleanups on the mainland. On Ambergris Caye, a two-day community event will start on Saturday, April 23rd, with environmental activities and a cleanup campaign in northern Ambergris Caye.

Children rewarded for raising awareness during Earth Hour 2022 event

Four children received cash prizes on Saturday, March 26th, after participating in the annual Earth Hour event. The activity, organized by the San Pedro Town Council, had participants show their creativity and create Earth-themed items to remind everyone of the importance of taking care of our planet.