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Controversy at The Next Miss Belize Fashion Show

The Next Miss Belize Fashion Show in San Pedro

The Next Miss Belize Fashion Show in San Pedro

San Pedro Sun | Controversy reigned at the Queen of the Jewel fashion show dubbed the Royal Parade this past Saturday when the final results were called out. The fashion show began nearly two hours (9:30pm) after its scheduled start-time (7:30pm). No explanation was given for the late start; however, the show itself was a sight to behold. Despite poor attendance, mostly blamed for lack of promotion on the part of the organizers, those that remained in the audience were ready for a fabulous show.

The beautiful delegates vying for the title of Miss Belize showcased the fun and fabulous designs of RH Creations. The colorful prints evoked a feeling of the tropics, and the general consensus was that those present (at least the ladies) could see themselves in at least two of the designs each. The showing was a success, and RH Creations certainly proved a hit.

During the catwalk, the ladies were being judged for poise and presentation. At the end of the night, one winner was to be declared Best Model. Before announcing the winner, sashes were handed out to each girl – with some confusion as it seemed that the ladies hadn’t been properly identified. A search on the website and Facebook pages of The Next Miss Belize brought up no proper identification of each girl.

In the end, the results were announced and it was a tie between San Pedro’s Scarleth Delgado and Belmopan’s Krista Cruz. However, the controversy erupted when the winner’s sash and tiara were placed on Scarleth. Scarleth took her winner’s walk down the runway, and Krista followed. That was when the audience realized a mistake had been made – apparently some had not heard the announcement of a tie, and the celebratory mood turned to boos. The ladies remained on stage, and their poise never faltered despite the controversy. For that, they must be congratulated.

The final show for The Next Miss Belize will be on November 27th, 2010 at the Bliss Center in Belize City. Many islanders are planning on attending to show support to their two representatives, Anna Haylock and Scarleth Delgado. It is the sincere hope of everyone that the organization will have worked out its technical issues and the pageant itself goes smoothly.

Monkey Business Tours in Belize Launches New Website to Customize Your Adventure with Photo and Video Promotion

Belize Vacation PromotionMonkey Business Tour Shoppe at Banana Beach Resort in Ambergris Caye, Belize is announcing the official launch of its new website, www.MonkeyBusinessTours.com, with a fresh new feature to customize your adventure in Belize.

The new Monkey Business site is the first of its kind in Belize to offer more than 40 different mainland and Caribbean Sea tours and adventures, from kayaking through the class four rapids of Belize’s tropical rivers and tubing through ancient Mayan caves, to snorkeling along the Belize Barrier Reef and fly fishing in the Cayes.

MonkeyBusinessTours.com also features a unique Customize Your Adventure function, providing vacationers with thousands of customizable adventure and vacation combinations. Users may pick and choose various tours and activities during their stay in Belize. The program then emails back a customized itinerary and vacation package.
Users may even select accommodations at Banana Beach Resort.

“We’re really excited about the Customize Your Adventure technology, allowing us to offer our guests a truly perfect vacation, custom tailored for each individual or group,” says Jimmy Dean, owner of Banana Beach Resort and Monkey Business Tour Shoppe.

Also with the launch of the new site, MonkeyBusinessTours.com is announcing its “Share Your Adventure and Win a Vacation” promotion. For anyone who’s been on an adventure tour in Belize, share your experience with the world, post your videos, or post your pictures at MonkeyBusinessTours.com and automatically enter to win a 5-night, 5-day vacation with one adventure tour of your choice for two. Entries also have a chance to win one of six monthly prizes to get 10% off your next stay at Banana Beach Resort. For details, please go to www.MonkeyBusinessTours.com/share-your-adventure.

About Banana Beach Resort
Banana Beach Resort is the only full-service, 3-star beachfront resort in Ambergris Caye, Belize, one of the most popular new Caribbean island destinations. At Banana Beach Resort, guests have the option of 66 rooms and fully equipped suites, two fresh water pools, Monkey Business Tour Shoppe (MonkeyBusinessTours.com), Ambergris
Divers Dive Shop (AmbergrisDivers.com), El Divino Steakhouse & Martini Lounge, and Massage Hut, all in one convenient location. www.BananaBeach.com.

South Ambergris Caye Neighborhood Watch Cleanup

South Ambergris Caye Neighborhood Watch

South Ambergris Caye Neighborhood Watch

PR | The South Ambergris Caye Neighborhood Watch is gearing up for the island’s busy season with a neighborhood clean up! All south end residents and their families are encouraged to participate in sweeping our neighborhood clean of trash and debris on roads, the beach and empty lots.

The clean up will take place on Sunday November 14. We will meet at the water tower at 7:30am to divide into groups to tackle different sections. Please bring bug spray, work gloves, and whatever tools you may need such as rakes, machetes and shovels. The SACNW will provide cold water and garbage bags. Clean-ups generally only take a couple hours and the more people who help out the faster it will be.

The SACNW invites all neighborhoods to get involved in organized clean ups and showing our visitors just how Bonita our island can be!

The Royal Parade in San Pedro


San Pedro Sun | Tonight will be a night of high fashion and beauty, as the delegates from The Next Miss Belize take to the runway to showcase high class fashion from RH Designs and more in a stellar community event. This is just another activity leading up to the exciting “new-format” pageant to select Belize’s newest Beauty Ambassador. Tickets are $15 and the show begins at 7:30pm at the San Pedro Lions Den.

Next Miss Belize

Next Miss Belize

San Pedro Alcoholics Anonymous invitation

Saturday night, November 13th at 7:30pm at the Angel Nunez Auditorium (San Pedro High School campus.)

Come and hear about alcoholism, who is affected, who to turn to for help and support, the medical aspects of the addiction and how to have faith that you, your family and your friends can overcome addiction together.

The event will feature bi-lingual (English and Spanish) speakers.

Poppy Day at Pedro’s

Every year the deaths in the Great War 1914-1918 are remembered by people wearing poppies. Where so many soldiers died in the fields of France and the huge battles that happened over the Somme river, and now all that is left is cemeteries and poppy fields.

Every year the Royal British Legion asks businesses to raise money by selling poppies which are worn on Remembrance Day (11/11). The money now raised goes to help with the care of retired soldiers who are unable to support themselves.

Tonight Pedro’s is holding an entertainment evening “with a gong” and 20% of what is spent in the bar will be donated to this worthy cause.

San Pedro Lobsterfest 2011 Dates Announced

San Pedro Lobsterfest 2011

San Pedro Lobsterfest 2011

San Pedro Lobsterfest | The organizing committee of San Pedro Lobsterfest is pleased to announce the official dates of the 2011 San Pedro Lobsterfest. Festivities will begin on Sunday June 19th, 2011 and run through the week, culminating with the traditional Lobsterfest Block Party on Saturday June 25th, 2011. Mark your calendars, as this celebration is sure to be the biggest and best ever.

Weekend Events in San Pedro

San Pedro Poker Run

Time: Saturday, October 16 · 5:30pm – 8:30pm. Location: Starts at Pedro’s Inn
Come along to the third poker run starting at Pedro’s Inn and ending at RoadKill Bar. Will be visiting El Divino, Crazy Canucks and one other in between. BZ$25 buy in. Take as many hands as you want or share a hand between friends as well. Last time we had around 35 Poker hands in the pot. Remember no Poker skill needed. Be there it’s a blast.

ACES Beach BBQ

Ambergris Caye Elementary School (ACES) invites everyone to their BIG Family Beach BBQ where there will be plenty of Chicken, Ribs and Pork Chops to chow down on and drinks of all kind (Sangria & Mojitos), including conch and chicken ceviche. Bring everyone and be prepared to have lots of fun. Parents bring your children. Children bring your parents and their friends. It all takes place this Sunday, October 17 at Wayo’s Bar by the Beach from 11am- Until!

Fundraiser for Alba Heredia

Food sale at Central Park with plenty to drink and great music. On dale will be Rice and Bean, Bar-B-Que, Pastries, Beers, Coco Loco, Sodas, and much more. Meet you at Central Park on Sunday, October 17, from 10:00 onwards. Thanks for your support!

SACNW 2010 General Meeting on Wednewday October 13th

PR | A SACNW General Meeting is scheduled for this Wednesday 13 October at Mr. Joe’s Store.  Please note that Mr. Joe’s kitchen will NOT be open to serve dinner.  The regular store and bar will be open for the meeting. Please attend and bring a neighbor!!

7:00 President’s welcome address
7:05 Treasurer’s report
7:10 Security Council update
7:20 Neighborhood clean up date
7:25 New Business
7:45 Open Floor

Glamour, Fun and Entertainment at Scarleth’s Fashion Show

Miss San Pedro Scarleth Delgado

Miss San Pedro Scarleth Delgado

Ambergris Today | Scarleth Delgado presented a fantastic Fashion Show over the weekend that still has people talking much about how creative, fun and entertaining it was. On the road to the Miss Belize Pageant which will take place in November, Scarleth Delgado organized a fashion show to raise funds for the cultural costume at the Miss Belize Pageant; it took place on Saturday, October 2 at the Lions’ Den.

She, along with her group of friends, did a fantastic job in producing a one-of-a-kind fashion show that was more entertaining than any other fashion show in the past. It was full of great music, great fashion from local boutiques and performances that wowed the crowd each time the beautiful girls entered the catwalk. Hosting the event were Mr. Angel Nuñez and Mrs. Wilema Gonzalez, the perfect match to conduct and entertain the large crowed that had gathered at the Lions’ Den.

Scarleth has been studying at a modeling school in New York and was able to place her learned skills to practice as she organized the show and trained the models. She even invited a set of young girls who were also very excited in showing off their modeling skills. Scarleth proved to have the skills and talent to pull off a great fashion show and is a perfect candidate to represent San Pedro and this year’s Miss Belize Pageant. We wish Scarleth the best and congratulate her on a job well done!

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