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San Pedro Holiday Boat Parade a success

The San Pedro Holiday Boat Parade was a great success last night. Although the number of entries was down compared to past years, they all put forth a huge effort to make their boats look great. Central Park held hundreds of spectators, several food booths and much holiday cheer. Here are a few photos courtesy of Tacogirl.com. Learn more about the San Pedro Holiday Boat Parade at: sanpedroboatparade.com.

Ambergris Caye Weekend Events Reminder

San Pedro Holiday Boat Parade

San Pedro Holiday Boat Parade

The Fourth Annual Holiday Lighted Boat Parade will be held on Saturday, December 5th (Tonight!). This eagerly awaited event promises to be even more spectacular than last year with beautiful lighted boats bringing in the Holidays by motoring the shoreline of San Pedro Town from Boca del Rio to Caribbean Villas and back. This colorful parade is scheduled to commence at 7:00 p.m.

Liberty Children’s Home Christmas Fundraiser

Pedro’s Hotel is hosting a fundraiser Sunday, December 6th to benefit the boys and girls of the Liberty Children’s Home in Ladyville, Belize. 50% of all proceeds will be donated to the orphanage for gifts and a Christmas dinner.

Starting at 12:00 pm, the fundraiser will include a chicken barbeque at $12 per plate, a raffle, a silent auction, and live music. There will also be a Jump-O-Thon jump rope contest sponsored by Island Academy with prizes for the children. Members and children of the Home will be attending the fundraiser. More than 60 different businesses and sponsors have donated to the cause. For more information and details, go to www.PedrosHotel.com, email hotel manager Cindy Vigna at Cindy@PedrosHotel.com, or call (212) 796-4897 from the US or (011) 501-226-3825.

Legend’s Burger House Grand Opening

Legend's Burger House

Legend's Burger House

The official Grand Opening of Legends Burger House will be on Sunday, December 6. The festivities will last until after the last burger or corn dog (Yup, available starting Sunday!) is served.

Drink specials all day, a variety of live music will be playing while jello shots are passed out. Come try your skills in our food eating contest (to be announced on Sunday) or a Beer Pong Challenge! Be there or be square. See you all on Sunday!

Liberty House Christmas Fundraiser

Pedro’s Hotel is hosting a fundraiser Sunday, December 6th to benefit the boys and girls of the Liberty Children’s Home in Ladyville, Belize. 50% of all proceeds will be donated to the orphanage for gifts and a Christmas dinner.

Starting at 12:00 pm, the fundraiser will include a chicken barbeque at $12 per plate, a raffle, a silent auction, and live music. There will also be a Jump-O-Thon jump rope contest sponsored by Island Academy with prizes for the children. Members and children of the Home will be attending the fundraiser. More than 60 different businesses and sponsors have donated to the cause. “Our goal is for every child at the orphanage to receive a Christmas gift,” says Peter Lawrence, owner of Pedro’s Hotel.

Liberty Children’s Home cares for approximately 40 children all of whom have been abandoned and/or physically/sexually abused while many also have disabilities, special needs or are HIV positive. Liberty works closely with the Belize Human Services Department in the placement of the children at Liberty. For more information and details, go to www.PedrosHotel.com, email hotel manager Cindy Vigna at Cindy@PedrosHotel.com, or call (212) 796-4897 from the US or (011) 501-226-3825.

San Pedro Protest against the 10.6% increase in water rates

The general public is hereby informed that members of the San Pedro Town community will be conducting a peaceful protest through the principal streets of San Pedro Town. The protest is scheduled to start at 9:00 a.m. from the Central Park on Friday, November 27th, 2009. The protest will then move through the main streets of San Pedro and culminate at the Central Park.

The purpose of the protest is to publicly reject the Public Utilities Commission’s (PUC) initial approval of 10.6% increase in water rate for the Belize Water Service Limited. A letter will be circulated during the protest and signatures will be collected. This will then be forwarded to the PUC before December 2nd, 2009. For further information please contact organizer Jorge Aldana at 662-0143.

The general public is hereby informed that members of the San Pedro Town community will be conducting a peaceful protest through the principal streets of San Pedro Town. The protest is scheduled to start at 9:00 a.m. from the Central Park on Friday, November 27th, 2009. The protest will then move through the main streets of San Pedro and culminate at the Central Park.

The purpose of the protest is to publicly reject the Public Utilities Commission’s (PUC) initial approval of 10.6% increase in water rate for the Belize Water Service Limited. A letter will be circulated during the protest and signatures will be collected. This will then be forwarded to the PUC before December 2nd, 2009.

For further information please contact organizer Jorge Aldana at 662-0143.The general public is hereby informed that members of the San Pedro Town community will be conducting a peaceful protest through the principal streets of San Pedro Town. The protest is scheduled to start at 9:00 a.m. from the Central Park on Friday, November 27th, 2009. The protest will then move through the main streets of San Pedro and culminate at the Central Park.

The purpose of the protest is to publicly reject the Public Utilities Commission’s (PUC) initial approval of 10.6% increase in water rate for the Belize Water Service Limited. A letter will be circulated during the protest and signatures will be collected. This will then be forwarded to the PUC before December 2nd, 2009.

For further information please contact organizer Jorge Aldana at 662-0143.

“Secrets to Life” Book Launch and Art Show in San Pedro

Book Launch & Art Show

Book Launch & Art Show

Artist & Writer Chris Emmanuel is launching his newest book ‘Secrets to Life’ this Saturday (November 28th) at a special book launch and art show at the Sunbreeze Hotel from 3:00pm to 6:00pm.

In this book, Emmanuel shares uncommon knowledge that can lead you away from difficulties back to your secret center. This book provides guidelines to connect to your inner source of wisdom, allowing you to live a life of happiness, success and radiant health. $15.00 US each.

Secrets To Life is a compilation based on the weekly column, written for Ambergris Today Newspaper from the year 2006, Christopher Emmanuel explores the simplicity of common sense wisdom extracted from living on the island of Ambergris Caye in the town of San Pedro. (more…)

Public Consultation to be held today

Sustainable Tourism Meeting

Belize Tourism Board

The Sustainable Tourism Program (STP) of the Ministry of Tourism, Civil Aviation and Culture, and the Belize Tourism Board, in conjunction with the San Pedro Town Council will be holding a public consultation on Wednesday, November 25th at 7:00 p.m. through 9:30 p.m. at the Lions Den, San Pedro.

The purpose of the meeting is:

  1. To present to the community the STP Project and specifically the Ambergris Caye investements: the Saca Chispas Sunset Boardwalk and Water Taxi Terminal, and Bacalar Chico Educational Center.
  2. To obtain feedback from the community for consideration and incorporation within the design options and planning process.
  3. Invite suggestion on the developments as presented.

All potential stakeholders to include the Belize Tourism Industry Association, Belize Hotel Association, local hoteliers, tour operators, and other service providers, handicraft and other commercial vendors, water-taxi/taxi association members and citizens of San Pedro Town and Ambergris Caye are encouraged to attend.

Reminder: 5K Run-Walk for Liberty Children’s Home is today

Just a reminder that the Liberty Children’s Home 5K Walk Fundraiser is today. MEET IN CENTRAL PARK, San Pedro – juice & muffins @ 10 AM. START WALKING/RUNNING AT 11AM. Celebrate/party when you reach finish line! Central Park to Captain Morgan’s.

Proceeds to benefit Liberty Children’s Home – caring for abused, neglected and abandoned children of Belize – located in Ladyville, Belize.

Entry fee is $30 Bz – larger donations welcome! Liberty needs your help urgently. ALL FUNDS received will go directly to sustaining the daily operations of Liberty Children’s Home. At the finish line at Captain Morgan’s there will be live music, & fabulous prizes! Also on sale – Bar-b-q / $5 Beer.

If you can’t walk or run with us, please sponsor somebody. If you can walk or run, find as many sponsors as you can. There will be a complimentary boat ride back to town. The person raising the most money will receive a gift certificate for dinner for two and an overnight stay at Captain Morgan’s!!

BTIA 24th Annual General Meeting

btiaThe Annual General Meeting for the Belize Tourism Industry Association has been re-scheduled and will now take place on Wednesday, December 2nd 2009 in Belize City.  The venue is the Radisson Fort George Hotel and starts at 8:00am.

All members in good standing may vote at an election but new members must have been members in good standing for at least 60 days prior to the election.  Board positions available for elections are Secretary and Treasurer. The seminars for the AGM will be held at 1:00pm – 5:00pm at the same venue.  Entrance to the Seminars is free.  (more…)

5K Run-Walk for Liberty Children’s Home

Sunday, November 22
MEET IN CENTRAL PARK, San Pedro – juice & muffins @ 10 AM
START WALKING/RUNNING AT 11AM
Celebrate/party when you reach finish line!

Central Park to Captain Morgan’s
Proceeds to benefit:

Liberty Children’s Home – caring for abused, neglected and abandoned children of Belize
– located in Ladyville, Belize

Entry fee is $30 Bz – larger donations welcome! Liberty needs your help urgently. ALL FUNDS received will go directly to sustaining the daily operations of Liberty Children’s Home. At the finish line at Captain Morgan’s there will be live music, & fabulous prizes! Also on sale – Bar-b-q / $5 Beer.

If you can’t walk or run with us, please sponsor somebody. If you can walk or run, find as many sponsors as you can. There will be a complimentary boat ride back to town. The person raising the most money will receive a gift certificate for dinner for two and an overnight stay at Captain Morgan’s!!

**Registration: Stacey Bove / Captain Morgan’s**
226-2207 / <staceylynbove@yahoo.com
Run-Walk for your health …..GIVE FOR THE KIDS.

San Pedro National Garifuna Council Calendar of Events 2009

Friday November 13th, 2009:
*All day Huduth Sale @ 11:00am to 6:00pm
*Cultural Foods fundraising, Cultural Drumming

Saturday November 14th, 2009:
*Uraga Night / Garifuna king @ 7:00pm
*Story telling night
*The Mr. Garifuna Competition at the Lions Den

Sunday November 15th, Monday November 16th 2009:
*Garifuna Awareness day @ 10:00am to 5:00 pm
*Cultural Garifuna Exhibition
*Drumming at Central Park Palapa

Tuesday November 17th, 2009:
*School Talent Show @ 7:00pm
*Cultural talent show at the Lions Den

Wednesday November 18, 2009:
*Battle of the Drums / all night drumming. @ 7:00pm
*Cultural night Show at central park
*Jankunu Dancers from Dangriga
*Live band Punta rock music

Thursday November 19th, 2009:
*Garifuna Settlement Day Celebrations / Award ceremonies @ 2:00 pm
*The reenactment of the Garinagu, arriving to Belize @ 6:00 am
*Cultural Parade around San Pedro Town
*Live Band Punta rock music
*Cultural Activities at the Central Park

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