Wednesday, May 22, 2024

San Pedro Police Department

Three injured and one missing in San Pedro morning shooting out 

Three of four fishermen were treated at the emergency ward of the Dr. Otto Rodriguez San Pedro Polyclinic II with apparent gunshot wounds, after they were allegedly attacked out at sea. The fourth person continues missing out at sea and is feared dead.

Dollar drive fundraiser hosted for Anthony Coleman to travel to Shriner’s Hospital in the USA

A dollar drive fundraiser was held on Monday, October 28th as to raise funds for island student Anthony Coleman. He is scheduled to travel on Monday, November 4th for evaluation and surgery for a pair of prosthetic arms to the Shriners Hospital for Children in Shreveport, Louisiana, USA.

Police Report: Drug trafficking and kept unlicensed ammunition

On Monday, July 1st, nine adults were charged for drug trafficking and kept unlicensed ammunition in San Pedro Town, but they avoided going to jail after a minor pled guilty for the offense. The minor was later released, after meeting a $2,000 bail from the San Pedro Magistrate Court.

Hol Chan Marine Reserve donates two motorcycles to San Pedro Police Department

Hol Chan Marine Reserve (HCMR) donated two new motorcycles to the San Pedro Police Department on Tuesday, July 2nd.

Rescue Team locates and rescues missing girl at sea

On Thursday, June 6th, The Rickilee Response and Rescue Team (Triple R) along with local authorities managed to find and rescue a young girl that had gone missing at Secret Beach north of San Pedro Town. The young female tourist had gone kayaking with her father without a life jacket, and after losing her, the dad returned to Secret Beach looking for help.

PUP Standard Bearer Andre Perez donates to San Pedro Police Department

The Belize Rural South (BRS) People’ s United Party (PUP) standard-bearer, Andre Perez donated a much-needed air conditioner and two printers/scanners to the San Pedro Police Department on Wednesday, June 5th.

Forceful eviction attempt damages tenants’ property; opens questions on legal procedures

The Valladares family has been leasing a piece of property in the San Pablo Area south of San Pedro Town since 2002, and up to May of this year, they had been living there peacefully. In mid-March, however, they were served with an eviction note from a law firm on behalf of the property owner, demanding they leave the premises. While the Valladares prepare to relocate, they are denouncing the procedures taken during their removal, and are demanding the respective parties take responsibility for the damages caused to their property.

Child ‘kidnapping’ case opens questions on child custody laws

The public is reminded that under the Laws of Belize when a marriage or common-law union dissolves, the same benefits as maintenance and a division of properties are equal, but the child custody is not. When married couples separate, the custody of the child is equally shared (50 %) to each parent, which means both have a saying in all decisions involving the child. When in a common-law union breaks, 100% custody automatically goes to the mother, and the father only has visiting rights. However, a father can always fight that decision via the Family Court if he has proof that the mother is a harm to the chil