Ambergris Today | Green Reef was awarded a PACT grant to develop a sport fish conservation plan for Belize. One component of the project is to conduct community workshops with the objective of developing recommendations that will be presented to policy makers for the further development of appropriate conservation and management measures for the protection of critical sport fish habitat.
Four stakeholder community workshops have been planned throughout the country to provide input towards the strategies and actions of the conservation plan. As a key stakeholder for your local destination, Green Reef would like to invite you to attend the community workshop for your area as indicated in the attached invitation. Thanking you in advance for your continued support to the development of a sustainable sport fishing industry.
Ambergris Today | Due to the threat of bad weather from Tropical Storm Matthew, Scarleth’s Fashion Show (On the Road to Miss Belize Fundraiser) was postponed from last week Saturday to this coming Saturday, October 2, 2010. The event takes place at the Lions Den at 8p.m. Help Scarleth Delgado raise funds for her journey towards the Miss Belize Pageant coming in November.
Ambergris Today | San Pedro went all out on Independence Day Parade, producing one of the most spectacular parades to date. The rain came pouring down but that did not dampen the spirits as the parade revelers kept on jumping and dancing. Everybody had a fantastic time! Congratulations to this year’s parade winners:
Isla Bonita Elementary – First Place
Ambergris Caye Elementary – Second Place
Wings – Third Place
Best Organized Group
Isla Bonita Elementary – First Place
ABC Pre School – Second Place
Island Academy – Third Place
San Pedro Sun | Even rain couldn’t stop revelers from enjoying the carnival parade on Tuesday afternoon. September 21st, 2010 was the 29th anniversary of Belize’s Independence – and adults and children alike created floats and colorful costumes to join in the parade held through the principal streets of San Pedro. With loud, vibrant music and lots of energetic dancers and participants, the parade was a sight to behold.
Ambergris Today | As part of September Celebrations on Saturday, September 18, 2010 the San Pedro Town Council held its children’s talent show at the old football field. Primary School Students had the opportunity to showcase their talent and received great gifts.
Reef Radio Karaoke Competition Winners: Valentino, Javier and Julianni
Ambergris Today | He came back from elimination on week four, but Valentino Caliz came back as a wild card entry singing his heart out, pleasing the crowd and impressing the judges. Last night he took the title of Reef Radio’s newest Karaoke King.
But Valentino was not the only one that impressed. He had to contest against Javier Castillo and Julianni Ferguson who all tied for first place. All top three contestants had to sing one last song so the judges could decide on a winner.
Last night’s live broadcast witnessed a packed Jaguar’s Temple Night Club as San Pedro went out to cheer for their favorite karaoke singer. Coming in second place was Julianni Ferguson and Javier Castillo came in third.
Ambergris Today | The National Emergency Management Organization held its second First Aid training in San Pedro on Wednesday, September 8 at the San Pedro Lions Den. The event was organized by NEMO and was facilitated by the Belize Red Cross.
“This is our second community First Aid training for San Pedro,” commented Ms. Jeromey Augustin, District Emergency Coordinator for Rural South, “It is a part of the UNDP Project and it is a two-day event where we invited employees of hotels, water taxis, high school students and the community to participate”.
First aid training is very important to know as it is the provision of initial care for an illness and injury performed by a non-expert person to a sick or injured person until definitive medical treatment can be accessed. It generally consists of a series of simple and in some cases, potentially life-saving techniques that an individual can be trained to perform with minimal equipment.
Ms. Augustin encourages all to take advantage of these types of training that are offered as they are very beneficial to all, not only to the person who takes the course, but to the community on a whole. Facilitators of the Belize Red Cross were Evelyn Landaverry and Larry Smith who were also assisted by Nurse Nathalie Pallen of the San Pedro Red Cross.
Ambergris Today | The coronation of Miss San Pedro 2010 and a Uniform Parade took place on Friday, September 10, in San Pedro as part of National Day (St. George’s Caye Day). Natasha Stuart, Miss San Pedro 2010, lead the parade that culminated at the Old Football Field where the San Pedro Town Council distributed cold treats and goodies to the school children.
Ambergris Today | The newly crowned Miss San Pedro, Natasha Stuart, leads the Uniform Parade through the streets of downtown San Pedro after she was officially crowned by outgoing Miss San Pedro 2009 Raquel Badillo after a brief ceremony at the Old Football Field. The 10th day of September is observed as National Day or St. George’s Caye Day.
Saturday Night Poker Run starts at Roadkill Bar at 6:00 pm
Happy Battle of St. George’s Caye Day! There are a few events happening in San Pedro over the weekend, including:
St George’s Caye Day Family Fishing Tournament
Friday, 10 September 2010
St George’s Caye Day Uniform Parade
Friday, 10 September 2010, 9:00am
Location : Principal Streets of , San Pedro
Contact : Felix Ayuso 226-2198/ 2788/ 2936
Saturday Night Poker Run
Saturday, 11 September 2010, 6:00 pm
Location: Poker Run Starts at the Road Kill Bar
The last one was a ball. The first cards will be dealt at around 6pm at the Roadkill and then we move onto to the other locations for the night. There is a $25 buy in and no Poker skills needed at all. At each location, you will receive another card, and the person or group with the best poker hand at the end of the night wins the pot! Group entries accepted up to four people so if you want to split your buy in no problem. On the other hand you can buy as many hands as you want. Don’t miss this event as it is a great opportunity to get out and meet locals and tourists alike. See more photos of the last poker run at tacogirl.com, or learn more about this one on Facebook.