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There is a new sheriff in town and he is sporting a new hat! Is Mayor Daniel "Danny" Guerrero the man we have been waiting for? There are definitely many issues that our island leaders need to address and we are in need of a serious purge to fix all of these problems.

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I told Kristin about how Blue Water Grill has the best Key Lime Pie on the island, probably in the county, because I have yet to sample one that has surpassed theirs in taste and texture. Her eyes opened up with happiness, she was in for a treat; I know, I have been there! :)

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My birthdays have always been fun and I have celebrated them with the family at home, parties with close friends, social gatherings, bar hopping, a day at the beach, weekend-long events and trips to Chetumal and Cancun.

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I love my job! Have I ever said that out loud? Well, being in the middle if the action and capturing special moments to share with the world is exactly the thrill that keeps me going.

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I went to vote today.  No, it was not the municipal and general elections; that will be next week Wednesday. Today I went to vote for another very important issue that is of major concern for my country Belize. I voted NO at the People’s Referendum on the issue of offshore oil drilling and exploration in Belize.

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A few months back I posted an article disclaiming a line that a lot of people like to use: “San Pedro is too Expensive”. Compared to my travels in other areas, vacationing in San Pedro/Belize is not very expensive but rather quite affordable for that matter.

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Ladies and gentlemen, voters of San Pedro, Ambergris Today is pleased to offer you an unbiased  analysis of the Mayoral Debate held last night with the view of helping out those in the debate, in the planning and in the processes of making their decisions for Elections 2012.

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I am not one to make resolutions as the New Year approaches; never been into them as I believe that we do not need the New Year as an incentive to do something positive for ourselves. But I applaud those who stick to the resolutions they set for themselves; a change for the positive is always good.

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With the coming of the end of the Maya calendar on 12.21.12 much hype and attention is being given to the year 2012 and the Maya Civilization. It is great to see that the Maya of Belize, Mexico and Central America are getting the attention that they deserve.

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Mary Bartnikowski, an award winning pro-photographer for 25 years and author from California has led programs at Stanford, Apple Computer, Intel and worldwide for humanitarian foundations and her own photography workshops. She is a great person and we have become great friends in the very short time that we have met and gotten together.

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Reading Belize Road Warrior Norbert Figueroa’s posts about making Maya Chocolate and visiting Maya villages in southern Belize made me recall a very special moment during my adventures in the Toledo District a couple years ago.

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Okay, I told myself that I would fight this until the end just like I did with traffic on the beach, as I find it absurd that our town officials allow this. I know that we do not have eyes on the back of our heads and that the Town Council is under staffed and cannot handle everything at once, but this one is too obvious even a blind man can see it.

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Meeting Mary Bartnikowski was like a breath of fresh air. She called me to meet for coffee at Café Cubano last week. She was told that I was the person to meet in San Pedro. (Thanks to a few great friends who had so much good things to say about me; you know who you are). But I was very flattered, since I would consider meeting her a privilege.

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A while back I posted my Top 10 Island Dishes and it got me thinking off all the delicious desserts that went along with those fantastic meals. Needless to say, the island chefs are Sweet Genius in their own right!

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Chatter on the blogs and message boards predicted a short run for Ambergris Today as we switched our services from a weekly news print to a daily online service with blog type articles of San Pedro, Belize and up to day news articles. Today is our one year anniversary of Ambergris Today Online and I am proud and happy to announce that we are stronger than ever.

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History Repeats Itself - We are seeing that hurricanes mimic other tracks of other hurricanes in the past and experts use this information to help them forecast the track of today’s hurricanes. But one observation that was brought to my attention was on Facebook by posts from two friends.

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This is the age old question that has been out there for years. I remember printing T-shirts with my dad when I was about 10 with this quote on the back that he sold to gift shops. The funny thing is, people are still asking the same question – “Where the Hell is Belize?”

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While I was going through the 1000 plus pictures of the San Pedro Independence Day Parade I was totally taken aback by the amazing costumes in this year’s floats. I did not have time to notice when I was taking pictures and winding amongst all the parade revelers; I guess I was too busy trying to capture the energy and spirit of the people.

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Enjoyed my vacations! Without a doubt had a great time away from home and it was a great break from life’s routine at work and on the island. But it’s impossible to take away home from the heart and mind, especially when you get used to a product or service.

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The San Pedro Town Council “Di Lamp Up!” It’s September 6 already and I barely see any September/Patriotic decorations around town! When politics or conventions come around the entire town is doused with red, blue and white, why not now when we need to show it the most.

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