Social Scene

- 06-21-2016 -

Inspire Gala - A Party with a Purpose

Kim Simplis Barrow Hosts Inspire  Celebration Fundraiser, Inspiration Center

The community of Ambergris Caye got together to support the fundraiser as local businesses donated of their time, resources, food and beverages that were all donated towards raising funds for the worthy cause. First Lady of Belize Kim Simplis-Barrow hosted the Inspire Celebration Fundraiser that took place on June 18, 2016, at the Mahogany Bay Village - Curio Collection by Hilton in San Pedro Ambergris Caye. “We dress in white for hope tonight,” commented Mrs. Kim Simples-Barrow as she...

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25 Years Ago

- 05-31-2016 -

Respecting the Police Officer’s Wife

Respecting the Police Officer’s Wife

In the good old days of the beautiful village of San Pedro, on Ambergris Caye, the policeman's wife was called "La Poliza". Also in those god old days, uncles could lash their nephews; and thirdly, before going to school children had several chores to do at home, namely filling up the water containers with well water. There was only one law enforcement officer is San Pedro and he was called El Poliss or Poliz.  In most cases he was from Belize City, a Creole, or from Stann Creek,...

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Flashbacks

- 05-31-2016 -

When One Police Officer was Enough for San Pedro

When One Police Officer was Enough for San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize

Can you even imagine the town of San Pedro only needing one police officer to keep the peace? Well at one point in the islands history, when San Pedro was just a sleeping fishing village it was more than enough; and maybe it was too much. The village was so quiet that the police officer had to find odd jobs to keep busy and from falling asleep on the job. That's right! The Police Station was this very small wooden structure that had a TINY holding cell and the living quarters of the one police...

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Restaurant Review

- 12-30-2014 -

Have a Pineapple Boat at Pineapples Restaurant

The Pineapple Boat - Signature dish at Pineapples Restaurant, Ramon's Village

- by Dorian Nuñez - You could say that Pineapples is somewhat of a themed restaurant, but it’s not tacky, by far. It blends very well with the earthy feel at Ramon’s Village, the resort in which it is located. It can be very elegant, upscale and at the same time very casual as it caters to both the resort’s guests and anybody who desires to indulge in sweet decadence. I say sweet because a lot of the restaurant’s dishes are centered around one main ingredient; you guessed it – the pineapple....

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Room Service

- 11-29-2012 -

El Secreto Brings Technology Under a Thatched Roof

Sun sets over El Secreto Resort in Belize, Central America

It’s the secret everybody was talking about; what people were highly anticipating to be revealed as news of it spread throughout the country and abroad. And in October of this year Belize’s newest resort, El Secreto, was revealed to the world on Ambergris Caye. It’s a secluded, oceanfront island escape located 11 miles north of the Town of San Pedro that promises an intimate, tropical-style environment full of exquisitely designed accommodations, personalized service and the latest high-tech...

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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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