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The National Emergency Management Organization of Belize is holding its Emergency Awareness Week from Sunday, May 22 to Saturday, May 28 under the theme “Preserving life and property”. The Committee has put together a week of activities to enhance the knowledge of the community on disaster preparedness. The following is the schedule of activities:

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The Minister of Tourism, Civil Aviation and Culture, Honorable Manuel Heredia Jr. and his team from the Ministry of Tourism and the Belize Tourism Board held a community meeting with the island’s tourism stakeholders to share the progress being made in their ambitious Two- year action plan and to discuss priority issues. This was held at the Holiday Hotel on Saturday, May 14, 2011.

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Press release - Friday, May 13, 2011 - On May 12, 2011, Belize Electricity Limited (BEL) held its Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Shareholders for the year ended December 31, 2010, at the Best Western Belize Biltmore Plaza. 

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Press Release, Belize Tourism Board, Belize City, Belize, May 13, 2011 - Garifuna Flava Caribbean Restaurant, a family-owned Belizean bistro located in Chicago Illinois, has now placed Belizean cuisines on the world stage as its unique, high-quality and of course Belizean menus have earned it a feature episode on Food Network’s popular “Diners, Drive Ins and Dives” (Triple Ds) show, to

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The title of Lagoon Reef Eco Challenge 2011 winner went to two Port of Honduras rangers from the Toledo District who today share the $3,000 cash prize and the bragging rights of besting 32 other teams in the gruesome two-day kayak race.

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You might be wondering why is it that some streets are closed and the Belize Electricity Limited working crew just keeps growing and more utility trucks keep coming to the island, well wonder no more as we contacted the BEL office to find out what was going on.

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“Education Empowers: Creating Change, Nurturing Minds, Embracing the Future” This year education week was observed from Tuesday, May 3 to Friday, May 13 all over Belize under the theme “Education Empowers: Creating Change, Nurturing Minds, Embracing the future”.

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Ambergris Today is saddened to announce the passing away of long-time resident doctor for San Pedro, Dr. Otto Rodriguez. He passed away on Thursday, May 12, 2011. The community of San Pedro has lost a very good doctor, a super good friend and an honorable Sanpedrano! May he rest in eternal peace and our condolences to his family.

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By Gerry Badillo On Wednesday, May 11, 2011, all the schools of San Pedro Town (Isla Bonita Elementary, San Pedro Roman Catholic School, New Horizon SDA School, Holy Cross Anglican School, Ambergris Caye Elementary and St. Peter’s Elementary) gathered at the Rafael Angel Nuñez Auditorium to showcase their best talents in front of the judges of the Belize District Festival of Arts. The festival featured skits, singing, poem recitals, dancing and more.

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Toledo Cacao-Fest: Distinctive Chocolate, Diverse Cultures

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SPHS Students to perform in a theatrical production in Los Angeles

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The long awaited census report is now out and the question is “Now what?”  For a long time folks in San Pedro have been estimating the population of San Pedro to range between 15,000 to 20,000 persons, that is men, women and children, locals and foreigners.

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Town Council Elections are due in March of next year and General Elections are due until 2013, but already we have gotten unofficial confirmation of the candidates posturing themselves in front of the electorate for the post of Area Representative and possible ministers in the next cabinet of government.

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The Mother of the Year Festivities reached its climax with the announcement of the Mother of the Year 20011-2012. And the Proud Mother that was selected is the beautiful and vivacious Mrs. Yolanda “Yoli” Ayuso.

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On Saturday, May 7, 2011, local artist Melody Sanchez Wolfe of Belizean Melody Art Gallery held an event in honor of Mother’s Day at the Phoenix Resort called Mothers in Art.

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- Press Release, Ambergris Caye Chamber of Commerce, May 5, 2011 - The Ambergris Caye Chamber of Commerce came into being with the signing of documents on November 7, 2002 and was registered as a Non-Profit Organization  December 17, 2002.  The first officers were Tom Vidrine, Boatyard; Malcom Hitchcock, Fido’s; Melanie Paz, Amigos del Mar; Keith Newton, Palapa Ventures; and

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Streets were closed off; traffic was crazy on the island and police officers everywhere, people asking who’s here? So what was all the commotion about? Gene Simmons “The Demon”, bassist/vocalist of rock band –KISS is in San Pedro filming an episode of Gene Simmons Family Show. Ambergris Today’s reporters were out to catch a picture of the famous artist and followed Gene Simmons and Shannon Tweed and the camera crew as they filmed on the main streets of San Pedro. Gene and Shannon were filmed on Barrier Reef Drive as they visited local stores, Pretty Ethnic and Salty Dog.

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There Are Some Advantages and Disadvantages In Drilling Oil In Belize And We Should Weigh All Of Our OptionsBy: Wellington C. Ramos

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The Belize Tourism Board (BTB) has officially launched its new Belize Travel Road Warrior Program which is another part of BTB’s 2010-2012 Action Plan. This marketing initiative helps to aggressively position Belize on the cutting edge of destination blogging.

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Dear Editor,On April 17, 2011, 26 new boats were placed in a container and were sent away on their long journey from China to Belize. These will arrive into the county sometime in May.

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