Social events around town.
The Ambergris Caye Masonic Lodge held its first ever Easter Egg Hunt on Monday, April 2, 2018. It was a fun event where children and parents gathered at the entrance of the San Pedro High School for the gate to be opened at 12 noon sharp! As the gate opened the children ran to get their eggs filled with goodies. There were snacks on sale and even a bicycle raffle won by Lael Martinez. The ACML would like to thank everyone who helped make this event possible and a very special thanks to all those who attended.
After several months of planning, the combined classes of Saint John’s College and Saint Catherine Academy alumni ’78 held its 40th reunion at the Radisson Fort George Hotel in Belize City on Saturday, March 10, 2018. Over 100 alumni, friends and teachers came from all over the United States and Belize to fill the beautifully decorated Caracol Room and enjoy an evening of entertainment and fellowship.
We had the opportunity to see all the excited faces of students and visitors of Isla Bonita Elementary School's third annual Science Fair that was held last week, March 16, 2018. Held under the theme "Discovering a New World through the Window of Science", the different classes from all levels displayed their projects from a range of topics under the elementary school's science curriculum.
The month of March is filled with fun activities for children as they are celebrated the entire month as it is Child Stimulation Month. PreSchools have a busy month planned out for students, parents and family to participate it. Aerobics, Grandparents day, Daddy Days, Movie Days, Cultural Day and even Civic Pride Day. Here are a few pics for you to enjoy! Long live the children of our community - the future leaders of the world! Sports Day
The United Democratic Party of San Pedro Town welcomed Hon. Dean Oliver Barrow to La Isla Bonita on Saturday, March 17, 2018 for their grand victory rally. Hon. Dean Barrow was welcomed by Mayor Daniel Guerrero and his councillors along with Minister Manuel Heredia Jr. a crowd of UDP Supporters. They paraded through the main streets of San Pedro and then held their grand victory rally at the Hon. Louis Sylvestre Sporting Complex.
From Medical Plazas, taquerias, dessert pizzas, beauty face masks to entertainment centers, the ideas for new business ventures for the island of Ambergris Caye were free flowing at San Pedro High School's Business Fair. Senior and junior students were given the opportunity to show off their marketing skills by creating a product/business and putting it up for display and sale at the fair that was held today, March 16, 2018.
Happiest of birthday’s to Vivian Marin who celebrated her quinciañera n Sunday, March 11, 2018.
Family and friends take the opportunity to wish Karissa Vasquez the happiest of days today, Wednesday, March 7, 2018, as she turns 15 years old. A Quinceaños celebration is very special to a young lady as she commences her transition from childhood to adulthood. The community of San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, wishes Karissa a very Happy Birthday (Happy Quince).
With Municipal Elections literally around the corner (Wednesday, March 7, 2018) both the People's United Party (PUP) and the United Democratic Party (UDP) held Pre Election Rallies Held over the Weekend in San Pedro Town. The People's United Party
Child Stimulation Month 2018 kicked off countrywide under the theme "Birth to Eight - Children must Play". Pre-Schools on the island celebrated the opening of Child Stimulation Month with a parade throught the main streets of San Pedro. Children were in colorful costumes displaying, social workers, National Symbols of Belize, Colors, Shapes, Numbers, the Weather, Farm Animals, Domestic Animals and so much more. Here are a few pics for your entertainment. Enjoy!
On Sunday, February 11, 2018, the San Pedro Roman Catholic Church held a very special mass for the community as "Family Day" was celebrated. After the 10am Mass families were invited to participate in a fun filled day as there were games, performances and lots to eat and drink. Father Scott delivered special blessings to families in attendance and blessing were given to families that posted their pictures on a special wall created for family day. Special thanks goes out to everyone who gave a donation in order for this special day to take place.
On Saturday, February 10, 2018, the Ayuso and Montano families along with friends celebrated the marriage of Luis and Sandra Ayuso at the San Pedro RC Church followed by a lovely reception at the Lions Den. Godparents of the bride and groom were Mr. and Mrs. Alex Eiley. It was a night full of love and happiness. Congratulations to the lovely couple on this Valentine's Day!
On Thursday, February 8, 2018, The San Pedro House of Culture opened its photo exhibit of the 'Grand Carnaval de San Pedro'. Those in attendance enjoyed the great music of of Mr. Wil Nunez and his 7-year-old grandson Alexus Nunez. The photo exhibit has pictures of old comparsas (dancing groups) and up to present day comparsas. The public is invited to visit the photo exhibit at the San Pedro House of Cultutre and enjoy viewing the beautiful pictures and information on the Grand Carnaval of San Pedro.
A talking magical juke box takes the students of The Island Academy on musical history of Christmas Music. With song, dance and music the students of The Island Academy once again put on a spectabular Christmas Pageant that this year was open to the public. Music from the ages filled the air and Christmas cheer was spread to all who attended. Here's a look at The Island Academy's Christmas Pageant 2017:
It had been under construction for some time now and everyone passing by kept wondering what was behind those giant walls. This past weekend Ambergris Today and invited guests were invited to a special pre-opening preview of what is behind those walls. It’s an oasis along the busy streets of Coconut Drive - Diamond Lodge is the island’s first Boutique Lifestyle Bed & Breakfast located on island of Ambergris Caye in Belize.
Rounding up the fun-filled evening that was Love FM's Christmas Parade on Sunday, December 10, 2017, was Foreva Fancy's annual Christmas Fahion Show that took place at Central Park immediately following the parade. Central Park was flooded with spectators who gathered around the giant Christmas Tree as Foreva Fancy models showcased the latest clothing at the boutique. Additional entertainment was provided with musical numbers by the San Pedro Dance Academy and songs by Elina Palma.
In commemoration of San Pedro's 33rd Township Anniversary the San Pedro Town Council held a poster competition where schools in the island were invited to participate. On Tuesday, December 5, 2017, Mayor Daniel Guerrero presented the top three winners of the poster competition and they are as follows: 1st Place - Isla Bonita Elementary School - Ashley Wallace, Geneive Ramirez and Jay Arcul (In the headline picture) 2nd Place - The Island Academy - Lauren Turley 3rd Place - The Island Academy - Madison Edwards and Gabriella Knox
‘Tis the Season to be Jolly! The San Pedro Town Council held its official lighting ceremony of the Town’s Christmas Tree on Sunday, December 3, 2017 at Central Park. It was fun-filled event which island residents and tourists enjoyed as they joyfully counted down together for the lighting of the Christmas Tree.
The San Pedro House of Culture celebrated with the Garinagu of San Pedro Town, Ambergris Caye, Belize, with entertainment and lots of free food and Garifuna treats for those in attendance. The evening was part of Garifuna Awareness Day to showcase the music and food of the Garinagu of Belize. This was in preparatipon of the upcoming Garifuna Settlement Day celebrations on November 19, a national holiday in Belize. Drumming and dancing were the highlights of the evening, provided by the Chirikanari Drummers/Dancers. A very awesome cultural experience.
Foreva Fancy Boutique helped kick off the Garifuna Settlement Day celebrations that are coming up on November 19, 2017 with a fashion show held over the weekend. The fashion show was inspired by the Garifuna Culture and it's people with models showcasing traditional Garifuna clothing made available by the San Pedro Garifuna Council and assistance by the San Pedro House of Culture. The island boutique also put together an ensable of clothing inspired by the colors and style of the Garifuna culture - a modern twist to traditional/cultural style.