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The quick response of the San Pedro Police Department after having received a report of a burglary in North Ambergris Caye, led to the apprehensions of two individuals who were charged for the crime of burglary.

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By Sofia Muñoz It’s that time of the year when we enjoy the sea and sun! Easter time! Many tourists come to our lovely Isla Bonita to enjoy our beautiful beaches, swim in our pristine beautiful Caribbean waters, party and have a good time. Many families head out to the beach and parks to enjoy some nice family quality time. Having in mind the children of San Pedro and the many tourists who are coming to visit, the Town Council gave Central Park a face lift just in time for Easter.

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The San Pedro Town Council and the Liquor Licensing Board inform the general public of the sale of liquor on Good Friday as follows: Only establishments holding a Restaurant Liquor License will be allowed to sell liquor during the day. All other liquor establishments ARE NOT ALLOWED to sell liquor from Thursday Midnight 12:00a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Good Friday.

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Ladyville Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding an incident that claimed the life of Samuel Price, the younger brother of former Prime Minister George Price.

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Rumors spread around town like wild fire that a major contraband bust had occurred on Sunday, April 17, 2011, involving San Pedro residents. According to reports prominent San Pedro residents were busted with a large amount of contraband liquor, beer, cigarettes and other items. A joint police and customs operation took the five persons and their vessel into custody at about 8:00p.m.

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The Best Medicine brings in the laughs to Paradise Theatre-  by Dorian Nuñez For those of you who missed on Friday night’s theatrical performance of ‘The Best Medicine” we must say that you all missed out on a fantastic performance by a cast of excellent Belizean actors.

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The number of foreign visitors to Central America increased by 10.8% in 2010 compared to the previous year, according to preliminary figures provided by the Tourism Ministries of Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Panamá. A total of 11,839,922 visitors arrived in Central America during 2010, 1,155,564 more than in 2009.

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-  Press Release, Belmopan, April 13, 2011 – In accordance with the Belizean official holiday calendar, the Mexican Embassy will close its offices in Belmopan and Belize City from April 22 to 25, 2011. The consular services in Belize City, including the issuing of passports and visas will be suspended during those days.

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Mayor Elsa Paz, along with members of the San Pedro Town Council, travelled to San Salvador, El Salvador where they attended a trade show/tourism fair from April 8 to 10. FERPROTUR (Feria de Proveedores de Turismo) is a trade show/fair that brings together several countries to promote their country, vacation destinations, restaurants, hotels and products.

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- by Chandel Rodriquez, Intern British Caribbean Bank International Limited’s (BCB) official opening ceremony of their San Pedro branch took place on April 12, 2011, at their financial center located on the Barrier Reef Drive across the Roman Catholic Church.

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The students of The Island Academy were in for a treat this morning, April 13, 2011, as Vince and Cherie Rose of the American Crocodile Elementary Sanctuary (ACES) and his team made a special presentation about crocodiles. And to the children’s surprise they had a 12-foot crocodile on display.

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“There are many new and exciting initiatives underway at BTB as we reposition the organization to lead Belize’s destination branding and marketing to a higher level in accordance with our goals to leverage BTB efforts in dynamic and positive ways to better serve the country’s tourism stakeholders.” These were the words of Seleni Matus, Director of Tourism of the Belize Tourism Board, as she sen

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Belize’s Best Softball Teams to Face Off in San Pedro

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- Press Release - Grid Earth’s efforts to provide safe solar powered household lighting is directly bringing hope to the residents of San Mateo. One woman shares her story about her children who are now able to do their homework at night.

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Saturday, April 9, the Old Football Field was the place to be as seven beautiful girls took center stage and gave their very best as they competed for the coveted title of Miss Chiquitita 2011. All were charming and beautiful but only one of them took the grand prize home. Beautiful Gabriella Alexander Knox won the hearts of the judges and took the coveted title of Miss Chiquitita 2011.

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Reese Witherspoon, Jim Toth Enjoy "Happy" Family Honeymoon in Belize. Less than two weeks after tying the knot, newlyweds Reese Witherspoon and Jim Toth touched down in Belize for a romantic six-day honeymoon stay.

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Man stabbed in the San Pedrito AreaOne man is detained at the San Pedro Police Station and pending charges after having stabbed another man in the early morning hours of Thursday, April 7.

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- Press Release, Belize City, April 6, 2011- The Belize Tourism Board, with the assistance of the Border Management Agency and under its new hospitality building initiative, presents the Information Kiosks Project.

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On Wednesday, April 6, 2011, Be Kind Belize was proud to celebrate the graduation of 18 children from Standards 1, 4 and 5 at The Island Academy. All of the students had successfully completed the Be Kind Belize program.

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The Ministry of Health sponsored a San Pedro Community Health Fair that took place today, April 7, 2011 at Central Park. There were lots of games, prizes and surprises for those who attended, in particular the school children who swarmed to the fair.

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