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On Wednesday, December 1, the entire world will observe World AIDS Day. This particular day has been set aside to emphasize awareness about this epidemic that is plaguing the world over. Belize joins the rest of the world in bringing awareness during this day as well. And with that in mind that the San Pedro AIDS Commission is inviting the general public and businesses, along with their staff, to join in the yearly AIDS Solidarity Walk on Wednesday, December 1.

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For all those Kelly McGuire Fans, he is coming back to San Pedro for some live jamming. He had been away for a while recording his new album and ready to present some of his new music to his island fans and followers who will travel to the island to see him perform. Here are a few of the venues he is playing at in San Pedro:

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The Garifuna community all around Belize prepares to celebrate Garifuna Settlement Day with is observed on November 19 as a public and bank holiday. This year the Garifuna celebrate under the theme: Gibe Memegili Wayumaha; Lidanba Uarani Wawansera (We Continue to have many Aspirations; In Unity We Advance). The San Pedro Branch of the National Garifuna Council has lined up activities leading towards the national day of celebration of the arrival of the Garifuna to Belize which include the following:

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An Urgent Appeal for help!

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Krista Claims Victory for the Capital City- Press Release - The first annual Queen of the Jewel, formerly (The Next Miss Belize) preliminary competition and fashion show took place inside the Lion’s Den in San Pedro on Saturday, November 13. Though all ten delegates were stunning in their presentations, the final scores equated to a tie between Scarleth Delgado of San Pedro and Krista Cruz of Belmopan.

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Demonstrators spotlight the end of coral reefs in Belize - Hundreds of international supporters gather to form a human banner asking if the end is near for the Belize and other endangered coral reefs around the world, on an island on the Belizian Barrier Reef off the coast of Belize City, Belize, on November 13, 2010. The action was on the final day of the three-day Belize Reef Summit which urged global leaders to take strong action at the upcoming U.N Climate Talks in Cancun, Mexico. UPI/Lou Dematteis/Spectral Q.

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- Press Release, Belize Police Department, Press Office - On Saturday, November 13, 2010 at about 2:00a.m. Independence Police (ISF) received information of an aircraft suspected to have landed somewhere in Bladden Village. As a result, ISF police proceeded to the area where a white van was seen coming through the area.

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Scarleth Delgado and Krista Cruz Share Top Model Title It was suppose to be a Fashion Show to select a top model amongst the ten contestants of the Next Miss Belize beauty pageant and a platform on which the organization to conduct their preliminary judging before pageant night on Saturday, November 27, 2010. But what went wrong during the fashion show on Saturday, November 13, clearly shows that the Miss Belize organization still needs a lot more polishing.

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A healthy living workshop was conducted this morning at the San Pedro Roman Catholic School compound by Ms. Rochelle Flowers, Marketing Supervisor of James Brodies & Company along with Nurse Jennifer Cumberbatch, of Johnson & Johnson Ltd of Trinidad. Nurse Cumberbatch has been conducting these workshops throughout the Caribbean and speaks to both boys and girls about puberty; explaining to them about the changes that the body of both females and males go through and, of course, personal hygiene.

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It was a normal day in the life of Gilbert Espat; he was spear fishing like hundreds of other fishermen all over Belize. But it was not a normal barracuda that Gilbert came in contact with this morning. It was a ferocious one which reacted in self defence and inflicted two large and deep bite marks on his arm. The victim of the unfortunate incident was kind enough to accept an interview while being treated on the operation table by Dr. Daniel Gonzalez of Ambergris Hopes Clinic. Gilbert Espat, fisherman and resident of the San Pedrito Area related to us what went on this morning.

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-  Press Release, Belmopan. November 11, 2010 – Less than a month ago, when Prime Minister Dean Barrow made an official visit to Mexico, one of the commitments that President Felipe Calderon made to our Prime Minister and his delegation was to send a technical learn to Belize to look at the Belize City Center to determine how the Mexican Government can assist in reconstruction or rehabilitation of the structure which was recently determined by our local engineers to be unfit as a venue for the public events it once accommodated.

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The San Pedro Transport Department made a public announcement on November 4, 2010 advising all motorists that it is now mandatory to present a helmet when licensing their motorcycle. Failure to comply with the prerequisite will result in refusal to inspect and license the motorcycle. Mr. Chris Nuñez, Chairman of the San Pedro Transport Department, stated that they have been noticing that there have been many accidents involving motor cycles and motorists end up getting hurt. Hence they found the need of enforcing the already existing law.

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(from Dr. Jeff Masters' WunderBlog, Weather Underground) “Since the active hurricane period we are in began in 1995, seven of the 15 years have seen an Atlantic named storm form after November 8. Only two of these storms caused loss of life: Tropical Storm Odette of 2007, whose floods killed eight people in the Dominican Republic, and Hurricane Lenny of 1999, which killed fifteen people in the Lesser Antilles.

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Singer/songwriter/actress Mya Harrison and NFL player Larry Johnson were vacationing in San Pedro, La Isla Bonita this week and were caught by the cameras of Ambergris Today. In the US, rumors have been flying around about Mya and Larry being a couple but it hasn’t been confirmed as yet. Whether or not they are an item, Ambergris Today caught Mya and Larry riding around town on golf cart on Tuesday, November 9.

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Scarleth Delgado and Anna Haylock Represent San Pedro Beauty, Poise and Grace; that and much more is what Scarleth Delgado and Anna Haylock have and will be proudly representing our beautiful Isla Bonita at the Queen of the Jewel – The Next Miss Belize Pageant 2010 at the end of November. Ambergris Today met up with these two lovely ladies to learn more on their “Journey to the Next Miss Belize”. *Scartleth Delgado*

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For quite some time now San Pedro Residents have been complaining about certain areas in town being poorly lit and other areas not having the streets lights fixed. It is a big concern as these areas are prone for criminal activities and for the safety off all one wonders who should be addressing this situation. Should the town council take care of having proper lighting in dark areas or is it the responsibility of Belize Electricity Limited (BEL) to fix the street lights?

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On Friday, November 5, at about 11:45 p.m. San Pedro Police visited the Ambergris Hopes Clinic located on Pescador Drive, where a male person appeared to have a stab wound on the left side of his rib cage. The male person was later identified to be Lionel Rodolfo Pinelo, 24-year-old, Belizean cabinet worker.

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A preliminary consultation for the Old Football Field (Saca Chispas) Sunset Boardwalk and Water Taxi Terminal, was held on Monday, November 9, at the San Pedro Lions Den. Heading the meeting for the evening were Mr. Carlos Santos and Mr. Pepe Garcia. The Sustainable Tourism Program of the Ministry of  Tourism, Culture and Civil Aviation and the Belize Tourism Board have a project in concept for the Old Football Field which consists of having a sunset boardwalk and water taxi terminal in the lagoon area.

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At about 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, November 9, a boat belonging to San Pedro Water Jets International had a minor accident as it ran aground into a mangrove area on the lagoon side.Reports are that the boat arrived from Chetumal, Quintana Roo and was transporting international passengers to the neighboring Island of Caye Caulker. There were 40 passengers on board and there were no casualties reported. Several boats were dispatched to the area to render assistance to the passengers.

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A memorial service was held for the late Maria Antonia Plaza Gomez just a week after the tragic murder. Father Daniel Nuñez carried out the memorial service in front of a crowd in an empty lot adjacent to the crime scene on Tuesday, November 09, 2010. Opening remarks were delivered by Lady Bowen as she expressed her sympathies to the family of the late Maria. Mayor Elsa Paz spoke on behalf of the island of San Pedro and reiterated that everyone feels sorry for the loss of such wonderful young lady.

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