Wednesday, May 22, 2024

San Pedro Town

Redistricting process begins; What’s in it for Belize Rural South?

The process for possible redistricting in Belize has started and is to conclude before the end of 2023. A task force appointed by the Elections and Boundaries Commission will submit its recommendations to Parliament, potentially bringing changes to the different constituencies. San Pedro Town, Ambergris Caye, and Caye Caulker are under the third largest electoral division - Belize Rural South (BRS). As per local authorities, redistricting could bring changes. Still, it's too early to know how this exercise could modify the islands' constituency.

Ambergris Caye not exempt from ‘No Movement’ Sunday

As part of the Statutory Instrument (SI) No. 106, this Sunday, September 26th and October 3rd, free movement across the country will be restricted, including San Pedro Town, Ambergris Caye, Caye Caulker, Hopkins, and Placencia, which are exempt from the countrywide 7PM curfew. The only movement allowed will be for essential services. The government has resorted to this measure to contain the increase in COVID-19 cases all over Belize.

Island authorities to implement measures after an increase in traffic accidents

Traffic accidents are becoming an issue in San Pedro Town, mainly north of town, where over the past few days, the traffic department, first-aid responders, and police have responded to a series of accidents. A number of these incidents are linked to motorists driving under the influence of alcohol and speeding. As a result, the San Pedro Town Council, along with the transport department and the local police formation, are working on rules to tackle the issue.

More front liners, including the first police officer, gets COVID-19 vaccine on the island

As the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine rollout continues in San Pedro Town, Harris Gabourel was the first island police officer to be vaccinated on Thursday, March 4th at the Dr. Otto Rodriguez San Pedro Polyclinic II.

San Pedranos to elect a new Town Council today

The 2021 municipal elections are underway in Belize, and electorates in San Pedro Town will cast their vote to elect a new town council.

Establishments not adhering to COVID-19 safety regulations will be penalized

The new Statutory Instrument regarding the COVID-19 laws only permits open-air restaurants to offer dine-in services. Those restaurants with only indoor dining can only offer takeout or/drive-thru/ services. Failure to abide by this rule and others, such as inforcing proper hand hygiene, can lead to the closure of the establishment.

Police vehicle runs off the road and crashes north of San Pedro Town

Early morning accident involving an apparently intoxicated police officer goes unconfirmed by local police.

Belize Registers First Coronavirus Case: San Pedro Town Resident tests positive for COVID-19

Belize registers it's first positive case of Covid-19 (novel coronavirus). The patient is a 38-year-old female from San Pedro Town who frequently travels between the US and Belize.