San Pedro Inaugurates Its House of Culture
Belize Public and Bank Holidays 2015

Social Scene

- 12-15-2014 -

Isla Bonita Elementary Holds Christmas Extravaganza

Isla Bonita Elementary Holds Christmas Extravaganza

Every year, the students of Isla Bonita Elementary School pull off a fantastic Christmas Show that is packed with song, dance and entertainment for the entire family. The entire student body practiced for weeks to prepare for their performances that are especially dedicated to the parents. The Christmas show was held at the Paradise Theater on Friday, December 12, 2014. Each class prepared two presentations to show off their talent and just have a great time on stage before the holiday break....

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25 Years Ago

- 12-16-2014 -

Growing Stages of San Pedro, Ambergris Caye

Growing Stages of San Pedro, Ambergris Caye

By Angel NuñezYou are looking at an aerial shot of the village of San Pedro back in the 1950s. The perimeters of San Pedro were from the beach side to the lagoon side on the west. On the south side the village commenced at the present day R.C School and ended at the cemetery on the north end. That was the entire village of San Pedro with a population of about four hundred inhabitants all of Mestizo descent with the exception of one or two families. It fit the description of a laid back serene...

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Flashbacks

- 12-16-2014 -

Santa Claus is Coming to the Village of San Pedro

Santa Claus is Coming to the Village of San Pedro

Santa Claus is the same whether it is in Australia or in Belize and on this grand occasion he is at the Central Park on San Pedro.  The photo shows a small white house on the right hand which is where the renowned Alijua Building is presently located. The white one on the left is the old police station that stood right next to the park. We are fascinated by the happy faces in the shot.  The gentleman in blue shirt is Wilber Marin so we must assume that the small boy in red is Esteban...

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Restaurant Review

- 08-09-2013 -

Chef Jennie Staines Raises the Bar at Elvi’s Kitchen

Chef Jennie Staines of Elvi's Kitchen Creates Culinary Masterpieces in Belize

She keeps outdoing herself and coming up with new and fantastic dishes which have now placed Elvi’s Kitchen on top, as one of the leading restaurants in the country. Chef Jennie Staines, daughter of Ms. Elvi Staines, has also cemented her position as one of the top chefs in the country and is well known for her cooking skills and creativity with seafood and local Latin American ingredients. Jennie received training regionally and in the USA concentrating on Maya cooking. Growing up watching her...

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Room Service

- 12-30-2010 - 3 comments

It’s a Slice of Heaven in Paradise – Victoria House

It’s a slice of Heaven in Paradise – Victoria House

by Dorian Nuñez It’s a slice of Heaven in Paradise – Victoria House, a long-standing island resort on Ambergris Caye that has come to establish itself as a prestigious resort on the island. To my excitement, Ambergris Today was invited to enjoy an overnight stay at the famous resort where I had always visited on lazy Sunday afternoons with my friends – sipping on Bailey’s Coladas at the Admiral Nelson Bar, strolling on their white sandy beaches and enjoying a dip in the sea off their dock. As...

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What's Cooking Belize

- 09-17-2014 -

Fried Jacks, a Belizean Breakfast Favorite

Fried Jacks, a Belizean Breakfast Favorite

Besides rice and beans with stew chicken, there can’t be anything more Belizean than Fried Jacks, or as we say in Belize ‘Fryjacks’.  Therefore on your visits to Belize, you’ve got to ask for these at your favorite deli or restaurant so that when you return home you can proudly announce, “I had the Belizean breakfast.” Ingredients1 Cup Flour2 tbsp. of Lard 1 tbsp. of Baking Soda1 tsp. of Salt1/4 Cup Butter (half stick)1 Cup of Water Directions Step 1Get all your ingredients ready! Step...

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