Wednesday, May 22, 2024
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Mayor Daniel Guerrero

Minister of Rural Transformation, Community Development, Labour and Local Government visits San Pedro

Minister Requeña's visit sealed an agreement with the island authorities to work together towards San Pedro's sustainability and a better way of life for all islanders.

Town Council tells businesses recently granted restaurant liquor license to close until properly vetted

Under the current Statutory Instrument (SI) No. 136 of 2020 Quarantine (prevention of the Spread of Infectious Disease) (COVID-19) Regulations, only establishments that serve food can be open, and alcohol consumption is only allowed if customers are having a meal. On the island, many restaurants and bars have operated under one Publican Special license. It now seems that this liquor license only applies to bars, which are not allowed to open under the current SI. For businesses that operate both as a bar and restaurant but are now limited to function solely as a restaurant, the San Pedro Town Council now requires them to obtain a Restaurant liquor license. Many on the island have recently received the necessary license and are conducting business like a restaurant that only serves alcohol with a meal. Following a meeting on Tuesday, October 27th between members of the San Pedro Town Council (SPTC) and representatives of the local health authority, licensing board, and police department, it was agreed that establishments who recently obtained a Restaurant license, but were not inspected by the required health and safety officials, should be closed until Monday, November 2, 2020. According to the Mayor, once they are approved, they can reopen. The inspection will focus on ensuring that applicants have the adequate facilities required for a full-service kitchen. 

San Pedro registers first COVID-19 case in months; Mar de Tumbo flu clinic re-opens

As of today, the auxiliary flu clinic previously established by the Mar de Tumbo area south of San Pedro is once again opened to treat persons with flu symptoms. Priority will be given to persons with symptoms (fever, flu-symptoms, and respiratory complications). Random testing will take place in the upcoming days. Any persons manifesting the symptoms mentioned are urged to call the flu clinic at 672-0911 or 605-2433.

Mayor Daniel Guerrero supports Honourable John Saldivar for UDP party leader

The Mayor of San Pedro Town, Daniel Guerrero, has shown his support to Belmopan Area Representative, Honourable John Saldivar for the leadership post of the ruling United Democratic Party (UDP). On Sunday, July 12th, the UDP will host a second convention in Belize City to elect a party leader. The two aspirants for the post are Saldivar and Minister of Education, Honourable Patrick Faber.

San Pedro Town and other municipalities receive assistance from Taiwanese Embassy

San Pedro Town was one of the municipalities to receive humanitarian relief from the Embassy of the Republic of China (Taiwan) in Belize on Friday, June 26th, in the Capital City of Belmopan. Mayor Daniel Guerrero, along with the other Mayors from across the country, were on hand to receive the relief presented to the Belize Mayor’s Association, which included medical materials totalling $350, 000BZ.

San Pedro Town braces for COVID-19; holiday and special events cancelled

Authorities at the San Pedro Town Council (SPTC) announced on Tuesday, March 17th via a press release that specific measures will be implemented to ensure the safety of residents from the COVID-19 (Coronavirus).

SPTC announces first phase of beach reclamation project at Boca del Rio

A project that will see a much needed rehabilitation of the Boca del Rio beach strip is set to commence on March 15, 2020. The area is popular with beach bars and restaurants, but lack a proper beach and the constant vehicular traffic has made the area less family- friendly, and has contributed to its ongoing erosion. To address the matter, the initial phase of the project aims at implementing new traffic regulations between Sand Piper and Spider Lily Streets, next to the San Pedro High School (SPHS).

Donated gym equipment yet to be installed in San Pedro Town

In May of 2019, San Pedro Town along with other municipalities received exercise equipment courtesy of the Ministry of Health (MOH). The equipment was to be installed in a public area and made available to island residents at no cost. Nine months later, the equipment is yet to be installed, while in other municipalities, people are already using and benefiting from their outdoor gym.