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Sunday, March 14, 2010

March 12, 2010
There is a barge lodged on the reef near Ambergris Caye. The barge is estimated to be 30 feet by 23 feet in size and is currently stuck on the reef some eight miles north of San Pedro Town near Blue Reef Resort. With the wave actions, the barge turned upside down and lodged itself where it remains tonight. Authorities believe that it happened sometime during the course of last night since residents travelling in the area, state that the vessel was not there yesterday. Port Authority, Coast Guard and the Department of the Environment has been on the scene since morning investigating the incident. Earl Valerio is the Head of the Port Authority Office in San Pedro Town and told us more.
Earl Valerio; Head, Port Authority Office
“We were trying to get it off the reef. We are trying to separate the sections of the barge because it has three sections. They have cut some of the metal that holds the barge together; there was a section that was under water. It was cut with a hag saw. It looks like it floated in because it is sitting firmly on the reef and there are some cuts on the top part of the barge. It has no markings on it. The barges in Belize are marked; they have some markings with numbers and sometimes the name of the mother ship on them but that barge has no marking on it. We are only speculating but maybe it broke away from a bigger convoy and then floated into Belize. It is highly unlikely that it belongs to a Belizean because where it is lodged right now it seems as though it floated out from the high seas and landed directly on the reef.”
The barge has no markings and authorities believe that it is a part of a larger vessel that may have drifted in the open waters outside of Ambergris Caye. Authorities are working in dismantling then removing the barge before it causes more damage to the reef.LoveFM

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Mini vacation
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Went to check out Lil Pedro’s Caye Caulker. After all that has gone on last week with me being sick and Paul working like mad and sorting through some frustrations – we definitely needed a vacation to just chill out and be away from it all. It was fun hanging out with Walter – Gillian – Raul and Trevor. I really like the new place it is right in the heart of the hustle and bustle of Caye Caulker and the waterfront view is amazing – we played backgammon and watched people and boats passing by. In the afternoon Walter had lined up some live music with Garifuna Drummers. They were a big hit and it was funny cause we all ended up at Barrier Reef sports bar later and talk of the drummers playing at Lil Pedro’s was the word on the street – news travels even faster on Caye Caulker than it does on San Pedro ha ha.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Got that sinking feeling? | Latin America - Times Online

Life too stressed? Holidays too hectic? Go to Belize, the perfect place in which to perfect the art of lazing around
In the words of Fyodor Dostoevsky, I find myself in some difficulty: on the one hand, I feel professionally compelled to lift myself from this wooden bench-seat, leave this tiny open bar, with its wooden jetty reaching out into the tranquil, turquoise sea, and head off down the sandy street in search of the essential Belize. On the other, I feel personally compelled to have another beer. This place seems to have that effect.

Got that sinking feeling? Latin America - Times Online

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Capt. Chesley 'Sully' Sullenberger Retires - Nightline's Daily Line

The nerves-of-steel Flight 1549 pilot has retired from commercial flying, according to this gracious press release from US Airways just a few minutes ago.
Sullenberger gained instant hero status for safely completing a water landing after a bird strike killed power to both Airbus engines above the Hudson River in January 2009. He is credited with saving all 155 lives onboard, including his own.
Doreen Welsh, a flight attendant on Flight 1549, joins Sullenberger in retirement after her 39-year career, according to the airline.
To mark the occasion, embedded below is our entire episode from that night, anchored by Martin Bashir and with Vicki Mabrey live at the Hudson River. Great time capsule of a remarkable day.
And to Sully, congratulations. Job well done and good luck with whatever the future holds.

Monday, March 1, 2010

JFK runway closure to rattle nerves, wallets - Yahoo! News

The main runway at New York's John F. Kennedy International will be closed for four months starting March 1. Millions of travelers will experience delays — including some not flying anywhere near the Big Apple.

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