Social Scene

Social events around town.

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Ambergris Caye, Belize was in full celebration mode during New Year’s Eve with residents, visiting friends and tourists flocking by the thousands to various venues that offered entertainment and party favors for even more reason to cheer in 2014.

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On Friday, December 20, 2013, not only did Castillo’s Do it Best Hardware carry out its annual Christmas Raffle but also celebrated the hard work of four dedicated staff members. Awarded with certificates of appreciation were Ricardo Verde, Miriam Chi, Raul Mendez and Benigno Castillo.

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Christmas is the season of spreading joy and happiness and with this in mind The Belize Pro Dive Center held its first annual food and toy drive. The management and staff of Belize Pro Dive Center are a close knit family and believe in the spirit of sharing, caring and always have the community of San Pedro at heart.

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The spirit of christmas is in the air on La Isla Bonita and many attended two spectacular shows. The Isla Bonita Elementary School invited many to attend their annual Christmas show at the paradise theater, with impressive dances, songs and much more.

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What a colorful and enertaining Quinceaños. Jailene Ancona daughter of Ilda and Marcelino Ancona celebrated her birthday on Saturday, December 14, 2013 at the Angel Nuñez Auditorum, where she threw a spectacular carnival show for all her friends and family. God Parents were Vicky and Elito Arceo. Happy Birthday Jailene!

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There are a lot of talented artists in San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, many of which have set up shop and galleries at various locations throughout town. This past weekend, a group of them came together to organize an Art Show/Exhibit that took place on Friday, November 29, and Saturday, November 30, 2013.

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On Saturday, November 16, 2013, many gathered at town central in San Pedro for a night of fashion and glamor. Top Notch Boutique hosted its first Fashion show under the stars showcasing the best in woman’s clothing.

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Schools on the island take pride in putting on some great cultural presentations for their students and for the community to enjoy. Students are asked to participate on such activities, make poster presentations, dress in cultural attire and even prepare samples of food.Holy Cross Anglican School Cultural Day

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Undefeated American professional boxer, Danny Oscar García, the reigning WBC, WBA (Super), and Ring Magazine light welterweight Champion is vacation in San Pedro, Belize. Danny along with girlfriend Erica Mendez arrived in our beautiful island on board Belize’s #1 Airline, Tropic Air on Thursday, November 14, 2013.

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Madisco’s annual Food Show in San Pedro keeps getting bigger and bigger every year, with more invited guests flooding the showroom to sample, taste and get to know more of the products and services provided by one of Belize’s largest distributors.

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On Saturday, October 26, 2013 the Witch Doctors, Spartans, Minions, Princesses and many more hit the biggest Halloween Party inside the Holiday Hotel. The crowd cheered as the Halloweeners walked the red carpet with their impressive costumes. BumSquad DJ DZL turned up the party with his hype tracks.

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Foreva Fancy High Street Fashion Boutique in San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, held its second annual exclusive fashion show on Saturday, October 19, 2013, at Kama Lounge where 18 local models showcased the latest in high street fashion for 2013. 

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Congratulations go out to Jason Eldridge and Angella Badillo who tied the knot in Lafayette, Louisiana on Saturday, September 21, 2013. The happy couple exchanged vows and then celebrated their union with their friends and family inside the Juliet Hotel. Congratulations to the beautiful couple!

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Even during the slow season there is always something going on in San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize. Needless to say the island is the entertainment capital of Belize. On Friday, September 27, 2013, Belikin Beer held a Beer Pong Competition at Fido’s Restaurant & Bar that ran throughout the night with some tough competition.

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Congratulations go out to Edwin Gamez and Monica Prevett who tied the knot in San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize on Saturday, August 31, 2013. The happy couple exchanged vows at the San Pedro Roman Catholic Church and then celebrated their union at the family-owned Bistro Mestizo restaurant in downtown San Pedro.

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Friday, August 16, 2013, Ambergris Divers Resort opened its doors to their invited guests for their grand opening. The guests enjoyed nice appetizers under the stars while enjoying the ambiance around the pool, ending the night by quenching their thirst with tropical drinks under the  the Caye Bar palapa, while enjoyiong some reggae music by the talented Man at Work.

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The Miss San Pedro Pageant 2013 is set for Saturday, August 31, and the six contestants have already commenced their participation in a whirlwind of activites before the main event.

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We asked our Ambergris Today’s Instagrammers to share their Costa Maya weekend in San Pedro on Instagram by hash tagging their images with #costamayafestival so that we can show how much fun everybody was having during all the activities in and around the festival. Here are a few that caught our attention and that show how much fun everybody had during Costa Maya Festival weekend.

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On Tuesday, July 16, 2013, Bachelorette reality star Jef Holm tweeted that he was off to Belize to celebrate his birthday (July 23), by Friday, July 26, he was rubbing elbows with the eight contestants of the Miss Costa Maya Pageant at Elvi’s Kitchen, San Pedro, Ambergris Caye.

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Emily Verde graduated with ‘Distinction’ (High Honors) from Keller Graduate School of Management of DeVry University.  The graduation ceremony took place on Friday, June 28, 2013 at The Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, CA.  She completed her MBA concentrating in International Business and Human Resources.

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