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Firefighters were fast to the scene of a fire that broke out on the second floor of a concrete building in the San Pedrito area at about 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, January 28, 2010. With the assistance of neighbors and tenants of the first floor, the firefighters were quick to oust the fire before major damage was caused to the building.

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No Ordinary Village Life

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The Annual Wahoo Challenge 2010 took place at Captain Morgan’s Resort on Saturday, January 23, 2010. It was another exciting year at the Wahoo Challenge with a great turnout and a catch of 30 Wahoo Fish. After all fish were weighed the award ceremony revealed the winners as follows:

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Safety! It’s a word that caters much attention in our society at the moment. The rise of criminal activity threatens the security of businesses, the personal security of residents and the security of our tourism industry. Safeguarding this major industry in our country is essential to the livelihood of all Belizeans.

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One golf cart rental on the island finds itself short of one golf cart, as the San Pedro Fire Department reports that at about 1:50a.m. on Monday, January 25, a cart belonging to Island Adventures suddenly burst into flames in front of Grand Colony Island Villas, south of San Pedro Town.

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Famed Honduran coach Jose de la Paz Herrera is taking over as the national football coach of Belize. Herrera said he plans to travel next week to Belmopan to sign what is expected to be a one-year contract. Herrera coached Honduras to the 1982 World Cup in Spain, the country's only appearance in the World Cup until this year. He also coached Honduras in the run-up to the 2006 World Cup, which Honduras failed to reach.

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The Belize Port Authority is in charge of keeping Maritime Safety, Security and Control and is based at Belize. The Belize Port Authority now has a small office here in San Pedro where residents are able to renew their boat masters license and register and license their vessels. The office is located in the San Pablo Area on the corner of Marina Drive and Mullet Street. Open Hours are from Monday to Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m..

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During the week of January 5, 2010, the Belize Bureau of Standards inspected and verified fuels pumps at gas stations in San Pedro. A conformance sticker bearing the Bureau’s logo, specifying the inspecting officer, date and location of the inspection was placed on the fuel pumps that were found to be accurate. These stickers are valid for a period of three months after the recorded inspection date.

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There are opportunities that come once in a lifetime and experiences that when you grasp them fill you with joy, excitement and pure bliss. On Saturday, January 16, 2010, the staff of Ambergris Today got to enjoy one of those experiences that are purely unforgettable. We got the opportunity to soar like a bird above our Isla Bonita, not on a plane or helicopter but on an ultralight aircraft.

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Go Fish Belize on the Spotlight again!

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El Gran Carnaval de San Pedro: “Alegria en el corazon – Que viva nuestra tradicion”. It is that time of the year when Sanpedranos, young and old, look forward to - El Gran Carnaval. This year San Pedro will celebrate, Carnaval, its most unique traditional celebration on February 14, 15 & 16. The San Pedro Town Council will officially start the celebrations on Saturday, February 13, with a Grand Carnaval Party that will be held at the Central Park.

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Hours after a powerful earthquake measuring 7.0 on the Richter Scale devastated the Caribbean island nation of Haiti, nations around the world organized themselves to send relief aid to the devastated country which is the poorest nation in the Caribbean.

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More Charges for American Fugitive Thirty three year old US national William Russell Jewett, the man wanted by US authorities and found in Belize with major stacks of cash, did reappear in Magistrate’s Court as scheduled this week, but once again was put back in the hands of police.

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Beautiful Belize is being discovered little by little and it has gotten its fair share of publicity recently with international TV shows. For instance, The Travel Channel with Samantha Brown: Passport to Central America, Discovery Channels’: Man vs. Wild with Bear Grylls, HGTV’s House Hunters and most recently Travel Channel’s: Bizarre Worlds with Andrew Zimmern. And this year it is has started off good with a new show in Animal Planet: Wild Recon with animal adventurer Donald Schultz who will be featuring Belize on a premier episode this coming Tuesday, January 19.

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The San Pedro Holiday Boat Parade Committee has been working arduously year after year to provide residents every Christmas a spectacular Lighted Boat Parade. Businesses are always willing to donate to this committee and with additional funds collected this year, Jan Brown, Chairlady of the Boat Parade Committee was more than pleased to hand out monetary donations to three organizations in the island on Tuesday, January 12, at the San Pedro Town Council.

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New Book Tags Belize as Heavenly

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SP Thief linked to multiple burglaries. *The brave and commendable actions of Roxanne Ancona on the morning of Monday, January 4, when her home was invaded, led Police to the quick arrest of Victor Manuel Hernandez Quiroz, 18-year-old, Belizean unemployed of San Pedrito Area. He had no choice but to seek medical attention for his injury to his head and that was when he was identified and ended up in Police custody that same day.

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Blue Water Grill, Caliente & Red Ginger restaurants accept Donations Commit to doubling all Funds Collected San Pedro, Belize, January 11, 2010 – Three of San Pedro’s most popular restaurants, Blue Water Grill, Caliente and Red Ginger, are now giving back to Belize in an innovative way. The restaurants recently partnered with Liberty Children’s Home, a shelter and school for abandoned and abused children in Belize City, to help raise money and awareness for the non-profit organization.

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Town Council’s Connection s with Belize Eco Adventure will help with Island’s Tourism On April 24, 2009 Mayor Elsa Paz visited Los Angeles, California upon invitation from the Consul General of Belize to California, Hon. Roland H. York. The purpose of the trip was to meet with Belizeans living in LA and for Belizeans to meet with some of the Representatives of Belize. During the trip they met with their lovely guide Mrs. Marsha Vargas owner of Belize Eco Adventures, who was on the island last week on a business trip.

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Established in May of 2001 and located in downtown Inglewood, Little Belize Restaurant offers exquisite Caribbean cuisine. Ambergris Today stumbled onto this restaurant’s website after someone made us aware of it. Looking through their menu, we see that the restaurant does offer great local Belizean dishes. So if you are in the Inglewood, California area, it would be great to visit Little Belize Restaurant to experience some Belizean cuisine. Here is how they describe the restaurant on their website:

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