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Amira Marin, Danny Marin, Lexee Marin and Morgan Carrasco might be a small class, but they are the pride of Caye Caulker as the very first graduates of Ocean Academy.  Founded in 2008, Ocean Academy is the first non-profit community high school on Caye Caulker (www.cayecaulkerschool.com).  

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“Without a doubt, the terms ‘busy’ and ‘active’ describe the state that our tourism industry has been in lately, and in particular here at BTB,” commented Seleni Matus, Director of the Belize Tourism Board (BTB) in a recent release.

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The annual skydiving event known as Boogie in Belize became such a big event in Belize and a positive impact on tourism that even the Belize Tourism Board gave it special recognition and endorsement. But sadly there will be no more Boogies in Belize; after its seventh annual straight run this past February, 2011, creator/owner Rich Grimm has made this announcement official this week.

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We could not sit back and wait for the lobsters to come to us; we had to catch them for ourselves. With lobster season starting today, June 15, Perlita, Delsie and Gerry accompanied fisherman/tour guide Mario Graniel to his lobster shades to catch some lobster and get them ready them for the kitchen.

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- Press release - Currently, Ambergris Caye Elementary School (ACES) is promoting our annual Miss ACES pageant.  Each year a group of students compete in four categories; Personal Development, Group Presentation, Talent, and Formal Wear.  This year the event will be held at the Lion’s Den at 6:30 pm on June 16th.

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BHA Directors meet with San Pedro Members - As part of a nationwide tour meeting with hoteliers and visits to all the destinations of Belize, directors of the Belize Hotel Association held a meeting with its members of La Isla Bonita on Friday, June 10, at the San Pedro Holiday Hotel.

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She is back on the saddle once again! Former Deputy Minister Patty Arceo was chosen this past Sunday to be the People's United Party (PUP) standard bearer for the Belize Rural South in the next general elections. Patty received majority of the electoral votes amongst her other two competitors, Ramon Reyes Jr. of Caye Caulker and Baldemar Graniel of San Pedro.

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The public asked for her, and today the Costa Maya Festival can officially confirm that Mexican-American singer Marisela is confirmed to highlight International Night at the San Pedro International Costa Maya Festival, Saturday, August 6, 2011.

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The name Lucio Solomon Nuñez resounded throughout the evening at graduation ceremonies held at the Angel Nuñez Auditorium for 70 graduates of San Pedro High School who received their diplomas on Saturday June 11, 2011.

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The Hon. Prime Minster met with Mr. Lynn Young, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Belize Electricity Limited (BEL) to discuss the current financial postition of BEL, on Friday, June 20, 2011. ALso present at the meeting were the Legal Counsel in the Ministry of Finance and the Financial Secretary.

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The San Pedro Sailing Club revealed the island’s very own Optimist fleet (small sailing boats) this past weekend, Sunday, June 12, on the beach at Caribbean Villas. The San Pedro Sailing Club, in coordination with the Belize Sailing Association, invited all the children of San Pedro to attend the event and register to become members of the club.

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Ana Patricia Arceo, popularly known as Patty all over Belize, won an overwhelming victory for the PUP in the People’s United Party Convention held on Sunday, June 12, 2010.  The convention was contested by three candidates - Patty of San Pedro, Baldemar Graniel of San Pedro and Ramon Reyes of Caye Caulker.

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Hollywood was the theme of San Pedro High School’s Prom 2011 held north of the Boca del Rio Bridge at Grand Caribe Resort. The red carpet was rolled out and San Pedro High Seniors shined like celebrities on their night of celebration.

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Belize Bureau of Standards - Consumer Watch - Lasko Fans Recall - In March 2011 the US Consumer Product Safety Commission working with the manufacturer Lasko Products Inc. issued a voluntary recall. The recall pertains to the box fans the company manufactures.

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San Pedro was a big winner once again at the 11th Annual Belize Tourism Board (BTB) Tourism Awards that took place at Old Belize in Belize City on Wednesday, June 8. Hon. Manuel Heredia Jr., Minister of Tourism, Culture and Civil Aviation, and the BTB gave merit and recognition to deserving stakeholders in Belize’s tourism industry.

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The Coalition to Save our Natural Heritage reached out to the Belize Tourism Industry Association (BTIA), urging its members to seriously consider becoming directly involved in efforts to halt offshore oil development in Belize. The BTIA outlines the serious damage to Belize’s tourism industry, environment and how it can adversely affect all BTIA members and inland operators:

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How unfortunate is it that the Caye Caulker Lobsterfest has been cancelled for this year. Our sister island always comes alive for their lobster fest celebrations. Ambergris Today has had great times during a couple of our visits.

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Time is running out for Belize Electricity Limited as its arrangement with the Comisión Federal de Electricidad (C.F.E.) of Mexico, which supplies about 70% of the country with power, is maxed out.  Massive and rolling blackouts can arise if B.E.L. is unable to make regular payments to keep its $8Million debt to CFE below the credit limit and Prime Minister Dean Barrow says that B.E.L.

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The San Pedro Sailing Club, in coordination with the Belize Sailing Association, a registered charity, are inviting all the children of San Pedro to the beach at Caribbean Villas for the revealing of San Pedro's very own Optimist fleet (small sailing boats), this Sunday, June 12, 2011, from 11am to 3pm.

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Here we go! What we have all been anxiously waiting for – San Pedro Lobsterfest’s celebration schedule. June 15, 2011, marks the opening of lobster season in Belize and San Pedro knows how to kick of the season with a week-long celebration. The Lobsterfest Committee has just released this year’s schedule of events.

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