San Pedro


Belize Mexico Boundary

International Boundary Study No. 161 – February 9, 1977 The Geographer Office of the Geographer Bureau of Intelligence and Research I. BOUNDARY BRIEF The Belize–Mexico boundary is approximately 250 kilometers (155 miles) long. Inland from the Boca Bacalar Chico on the Caribbean coast, it extends through the Chetumal Bay for about 81 kilometers (50 miles) to the mouth of the Hondo (Rio Hondo). The boundary follows the thalweg of the Hondo and Blue Creed (Rio Azul) upstream to the meridian of Garbutts Fall. It then follows this median southward to the tripoint with Guatemala on the parallel of 17º49′ North. […]


Victims of alleged police brutality in San Pedro call for justice

Three residents including a female, along with their families and the wider community of San Pedro Town, are calling for “justice” into what they call plain view “brutality” and use of “unnecessary” force by police officers attached to the San Pedro Police Formation. The officers include a woman police constable (WPC) and a corporal of police who were off duty, out of uniform and drinking minutes prior to the incident unfolded. The incident erupted in the wee hours of Monday December 17th and the actions of the lawmen were done in plain view of many residents, some of whom captured […]


McAfee on the Run; Prime Suspect in Murder of US Citizen

Mon, November 12, 2012 – By 7News Tonight, Belize is making major international headlines because the controversial US and British citizen John McAfee is wanted for questioning in connection with a murder. It happened north of San Pedro sometime between Saturday night and Sunday morning. The victim is McAfee’s neighbor – and as we found out, they weren’t friendly neighbors. Here’s more in our lead story:… Jules Vasquez reporting This is the home in the Mata Chica Area of Northern Ambergris Caye where 52 year old American Gregory Viant Faull lived. When the maid got there yesterday morning at 7:20, […]


Offshore Oil Drilling In Belize 2

Belize’s Government Under Pressure At Home For Offshore Drilling Concessions By Bilal Morris   The debate around offshore drilling in Belize hit center stage in June of 2010 with the Mayor of San Pedro, Elsa Paz, calling on her own government to have ‘consideration’ about making decisions on offshore drilling. Paz joined forces with advocates like the Coalition To Save Our National Heritage on the island to send a message to the Barrow administration to stop making decisions without consultation that can hurt the environment of Belize in the long run. “I believe that government should have some consideration before […]


Hon. Gaspar Vega: No Apologies For "Giving" Land To Family

Thu, August 2, 2012 Last night on the news, you heard the PUP making the case that two UDP Ministers, Gaspar Vega and Rene Montero had given their family members lavish parcels of land easily and inexpensively. Today, we caught up with Deputy Prime Minister Gaspar Vega in his role as Minister of Agriculture. He was in Blue Creek for a Cattle Sweep – and, thus, had the misfortune of being the first public official to stage an impromptu press conference under a cattle shed. But no matter the circumstance, he was obliging, and remarkably candid about land that he […]


Missing – Delvin Galvez and Stephanie Mejia

Two people have been reported missing, and the police and worried family members are appealing to the general public for assistance in locating their loved ones. In the first, instance Roaring Creek resident Delvin Galvez, 38, disappeared a week ago. According to police reports, Galvez left home in the company of a Hispanic man on Thursday, March 22 and has not been seen or heard from since. Delvin Galvez, also known as “Peelie” is of brown complexion and stands five feet four inches tall. He wears an afro hair style and has a tear drop tattoo below his right eye. […]


Elections 2012

Elections are right around the corner, we have gotten our hands on the Manifestos for the PUP party; as soon as we get more we will be posting them up. PLEASE!  I do not want these posts to be taken negatively. I am only trying to get a better picture of what is being promised in the manifestos and point out issues that I see in them. My goal here is simply to remove confusion or doubt. As soon as I get the manifestos for other parties they will be getting the same treatment… And PLEASE, if you are friends […]


What's UDP Candidate Doing In San Pedro's Elections Office After Hours? 1

7NewsBelize Wed, January 18, 2012 With elections just a few weeks away, the usual flurry of accusations concerning voter fraud and other irregularities leading up to Election Day are heating up. Tonight we have the latest such allegation against the United Democratic Party using its influence to get an upper hand in the upcoming 2012 Municipal Elections. The incident of abuse is said to have taken place yesterday in San Pedro, when an aspiring UDP Councilor candidate was caught on camera entering the sub-office of the Belize Rural South Electoral Division after office hours.7 News has acquired these revealing photos […]