Sunday, June 23, 2024

San Juan Area

Flooded school grounds receive material; islanders in low-lying areas ask for help

The recent heavy rainfall left many neighborhoods flooded and impassable, with even the schoolyards affected by the bad weather. The local authorities, San Pedro Town Council, and Area Representative Honourable Andre Perez have started addressing the flooding issue. The works began by filling the flooded grounds at the New Horizon Seventh Day Adventist School in the DFC Area. The school was almost inaccessible due to the flood. Many applauded the efforts to remedy the problem; however, residents living in flooded neighborhoods hope their areas can be visited and assisted in any way possible.

Unvaccinated island woman passes away from COVID

A 38-year-old woman suddenly passed away on Tuesday, September 14th, while she was reportedly waiting for medical attention at the Dr. Otto Rodriguez San Pedro Polyclinic II. The woman, identified as Vanessa Hall, was confirmed to be infected with COVID-19 and reliable reports indicate she was unvaccinated.

San Pedro Fire Department’s quick response prevents tragedy in San Juan Subdivision

A fire on the ground floor of a three-story wooden building was quickly contained by the San Pedro Fire Department (SPFD) on Friday, October 16th in the San Juan Area. No one was injured in the blaze, but everything inside the apartment was destroyed. The Officer in Charge at SPFD, Gladstone Bucknor, stated that they responded to the fire at 11:35AM, and extinguished the blaze ten minutes after. He said that because the building has three floors and the fire was on the ground level, there was a risk the building could collapse. Another concern was the risk of fire spreading to other homes nearby, causing a major inferno.

Street rehabilitation in San Juan Area on pause

In July of this year, The San Pedro Town Council (SPTC) embarked on a project to rehabilitate several streets on the Boca del Rio and San Juan Area. Three streets (Sea Gull, Spider Lily and Deer) were cemented and then works moved to the San Juan Sub-division.

One person detained for the death of San Pedro police officer Alfonso Guy

San Pedro Police have one person in custody following the death of an officer attached to the San Pedro Police Formation, Corporal Alfonso Guy.

Town Council organizes a community clean-up in Ambergris Caye

Hoping to continue raising awareness about keeping the island environment clean, the San Pedro Town Council (SPTC) organized a community clean-up on Saturday, May 5th.

No arrest made in the shooting of Tour guide Gilberto ‘Hillyboo’ Lara

San Pedro tour guide, 48-year-old Gilberto ‘Hillyboo’ Lara, continues to recover after being shot on Saturday, January 20th. However, the police are yet to provide an update on their investigation, as no motive has been established for the attack.

Apartment building’s improper sewage disposal has neighbours concerned

Reports have surfaced from residents in the San Juan Area of San Pedro Town, that an apartment building, in the same area, is dumping raw sewage on the lagoon side.