Saturday, May 25, 2024


Fire leaves family in San Pedrito area homeless

A fire that gutted a home in the San Pedrito area of San Pedro Town on Monday, June 19th, is being investigated as possible arson. The blaze destroyed the structure leaving a family of three homeless and needing assistance. Anyone able and willing to help can call 629-4276. According to neighbours trying to assist the victims, a couple with their young child lost everything and are asking for donations, mainly clothes in the following sizes, XL for women, large for men, and size 7 for children. Donations can be left at Casey's Bar and Grill at the entrance of San Pedrito.

Holy Thursday fire destroys home in Escalante Subdivision; fire victims need help

A pair of roommates, Abdel Hamid Coleman, and Rafael Noble, renting the upper flat of a wooden two-story house in the Escalante Area of San Pedro Town, lost everything in a fire on Holy Thursday, April 14th. The blaze was contained, but every item on the second floor was destroyed. With the help of their landlord, the fire victims are coping with their loss and welcome assistance or donations.

San Pedro Lions Club collects donations for Caye Caulker fire victims

Following the August 10th fire in Caye Caulker, that left four families homeless, an outpour of support from the community, governmental and non-governmental groups surged. Help also came from San Pedro Town, where the San Pedro Lions Club collected an assortment of non-perishable food items, clothes, and a $1,600 cheque for the four families affected. This donation was delivered to the fire victims on Saturday, August 14th, when members the Lions Club visited La Isla Cariñosa.

Four families displaced after fire guts home in Caye Caulker; how you can help

At around 2:22AM on Tuesday, August 10th a wooden structure in Caye Caulker was engulfed in flames, leaving four families homeless. Tropic Air, Caye Caulker Village Council, and the San Pedro Lions Club are collecting donations for the fire victims. Fortunately, no one was injured.

Police release Pedro’s Hotel and Inn arson suspect

Arson is the suspected cause of the fire at Pedro’s Hotel and Inn, which led to the apprehension of a male individual for questioning. The suspect remained in police custody for a couple of days, but according to reliable reports, on Wednesday, May 26th, he was released.

Arson investigation into fire at Pedro’s Hotel and Inn underway; one suspect in custody

The cause of the early morning fire at Pedro’s Hotel and Inn on Seagrape Drive in San Pedro Town on Sunday, May 23rd, is not yet clear, but authorities are considering arson. This has reportedly led to the detention of an individual as investigators complete their probe to determine the exact cause of the blaze.

Morning fire at Pedro’s Hotel and Inn under investigation

A fire, which reportedly started around 5:30AM on Sunday, May 23rd, at Pedro’s Hotel and Inn is currently under investigation by police and the San Pedro Fire Department. No one was hurt in the blaze, but the hotel’s two-story building, housing the restaurant, bar, and laundry area, was destroyed. Other facilities on the property (hotel rooms), including an onsite animal hospital, remained intact.

Public Advisory from the Ministry of the Environment on fires and persistent burning

With the high and unprecedented number of fires and persistent burning, the Ministry of Fisheries, Forestry, the Environment, and Sustainable Development has enacted a set of new regulations cited as Environmental Protection (Prohibition of the Open-Burning of Refuse and Other Matter) Regulations via Statutory Instrument No. 59 of 2020 which comes into effect today, April 21, 2020.