Friday, May 17, 2024

San Mateo Subdivision

San Pedro Government Hospital to provide over 200 jobs

At a public meeting in San Mateo north of San Pedro Town, Area Representative Honourable Andre Perez stated that the project for the government hospital for the island is finally happening this year. Perez said that although funds were secured, they had to find a property on the island for the structure, and plans had to be designed for the hospital. According to him, all that is done, and once completed, it will provide permanent jobs for around 250 employees.

San Mateo residents presented with plans to improve their community

A presentation to discuss an improvement project for the subdivision of San Mateo provided residents with a first look at the different plans to uplift the infrastructure and services in the community. Some of these plans presented by the San Pedro Town Council (SPTC) include paving the main streets, a drainage system, garbage management, better access to utilities, creation of public areas, and even the possible building of a second bridge connecting San Mateo with downtown San Pedro, Ambergris Caye.

Police Booth installed at San Mateo entrance

The police presence around the San Mateo subdivision north of San Pedro Town will increase after installing a police booth. On Monday, January 8th, the police booth was inaugurated at the entrance of San Mateo with the presence of local government officials and representatives of the San Pedro Police Formation.

Paving of streets continues in San Pedro; upgrades approaching downtown

The work to pave 7.5 miles of roads/streets in San Pedro Town is underway. The project overseen by the San Pedro Town Council (SPTC) with support from the central government started back on May 11th on Blake Street south of San Pedro and has since covered streets in San Pablo, DFC, Escalante Marina Drive with the latest paving taking place at the entrance of the San Pedrito subdivision near downtown.

House fire in San Mateo still under investigation; help needed for displaced family

A fire in the San Mateo subdivision, north of San Pedro Town, left Elena Lino and her family homeless over the weekend. Lino, who is blind and diabetic, is raising her three grandchildren with her son-in-law, lost everything and are now in great need. A Go Fund Me account ( was created to raise funds and help Lino.

Jaylil Usher charged after being found with a weapon resembling an AK-47

The police on the island have been working on intelligence reports and are cracking down on the importation of illegal items to the island.

Jose Mendoza to be sentenced after pleading guilty to the death of his father-in-law Gaspar Vargas

Jose Ricardo Mendoza, who in April 2018 was accused of fatally stabbing his father-in-law Gaspar Vargas, was sent back to the Kolbe Foundation-Belize Central Prison after he pled guilty. He had reportedly been out on a $40,000 bail for the charge of manslaughter. But after he pled guilty on Wednesday, July 19, at his hearing in Belize City’s Supreme Court, he was remanded and will remain at the central prison until his sentencing.

Holy Cross Primary School teachers walked out of classes

On Monday, October 31st, over a dozen Holy Cross Anglican Primary School teachers in the San Mateo Subdivision walked out of their classes because the school’s management owes them salaries and hardship allowances.