Wednesday, May 22, 2024
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Dr. Otto Rodriguez San Pedro PolyClinic II

Paving starts on main street in San Juan subdivision

The ambitious project to pave the main streets across the subdivisions of San Pedro Town continues, with works now beginning at the San Juan subdivision just north of the downtown area. A portion of the main street has already been paved, and work will commence on the other side, stretching north and ending by the Boca del Rio bridge.

Belize Mission Dental project back in San Pedro

A team of dental specialists and volunteers, mainly from the United States of America (USA), visited San Pedro Town to provide services to those needing them at no cost. The team of specialists, called the Belize Mission Project, visits every year, and this time, the group of dentists in San Pedro was joined by two islanders in the dentistry field.

Hundreds of expired goods removed from San Pedro stores

Before 2023 ended, the office of the Public Health Inspector in San Pedro Town indicated that several large stores and supermarkets were inspected following reports of expired goods on sale. The search led to removing many expired items that were condemned and destroyed.

San Pedro ends the year with main streets throughout some of its subdivisions paved

The main streets around San Pedro Town in several subdivisions will end the year with brand new roads. The San Pedro Town Council (SPTC) has embarked on an infrastructural project that has left the main arteries in areas such as Marina Drive, DFC, Escalante, San Marcos, San Pablo, San Pedrito, and sections of Bakka Town connecting with downtown San Pedro paved/cemented. According to the SPTC, the next area to see its streets paved is the rest of Seagrape Drive leading to Manta Ray Street along the Dr. Otto Rodriguez San Pedro Polyclinic II and then moving northward of San Pedro.

Young Belize Coast Guard officer, Kiman Garcia, loses life in boating accident

On Wednesday, November 8th, a member of the Belize Coast Guard (BCG), identified as Kiman Garcia, 24, lost his life in a boating accident off the northern coast of San Pedro, Ambergris Caye. The young BCG sailor was thrown overboard and severely injured by the boat’s engine propeller. Even though he was rushed to the Dr. Otto Rodriguez San Pedro Polyclinic II, Garcia succumbed to his injuries.

San Pedro Lions Club hosts diabetes wellness day

The San Pedro Lions Club continues its hard work on the island, and on Saturday, November 4th, it hosted its annual Diabetes Wellness Day. The general public was invited to take advantage of an array of free, high-quality health services, including, but not limited to, glucose and blood pressure testing, brushing and flossing demonstrations, drug information, and counseling. Flu and papillomavirus vaccines were also available, along with medication and massages for diabetic patients.

Police looking for a person of interest in Ambergris Caye triple murder that included a 3-year-old baby girl

Major crimes in San Pedro, Ambergris, such as murders, have decreased over the last few years, but in the very early hours of Monday, October 23rd, all that changed when two adults and a 3-year-old baby girl were shot and killed in the San Pedrito subdivision. Police identified the deceased as Delmar Rodriguez, 25, and a second adult, Carlos Chi. The baby girl was Rodriguez’s daughter, Amari Rodriguez. Four bystanders were also caught in the hail of gunshots and airlifted to Belize City for further medical attention. Three of them remain in critical condition at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital. As police investigations continue, they have one person of interest they are currently looking for. Police speculate that the motive is related to drug gang activity on the island.

Flu infections continue to rise on the island

San Pedro Town has been experiencing a wave of acute respiratory infections (flu), which in some cases have reportedly been associated with the COVID-19 virus. Dr. Otto Rodriguez San Pedro Polyclinic II has been busy tending to many islanders suffering from flu. As such, residents are encouraged to use face masks in enclosed areas and seek medical attention when feeling unwell.