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Teachers Learn to ‘Do it with Kindness’ during Be Kind Belize workshop in Belmopan - Be Kind Belize, the humane education programme, started in San Pedro in 2007 is spreading kindness across the country.

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Another celebrity sighting in San Pedro! This time it’s UFC fighter Martin Kampmann who was seen dining at Waruguma Restaurant. Thanks to our friends at Waruguma for this picture that they took with their cell phone.

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Today, December 2, marks the birthday of Andy Palacio, a cultural icon of Belize who sadly died nearly three years ago. At the time of his death, nearly three years ago, Andy Palacio was the Deputy Administrator of the National Institute of Culture and History, Belize’s Cultural Ambassador, UNESCO Artist for Peace and the leading light behind the Belizean album Wátina that made it to the top of the European World Music Charts, a feat that was unprecedented for Belize. Andy’s role in taking Belizean music and culture to the world stage was likewise unprecedented.

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- Press Release, Oceana Belize - Oceana in Belize joins its US affiliates in applauding the bold move of President Barack Obama to institute a new ban on offshore drilling in order to protect the Atlantic, Gulf and Pacific coasts.

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We are a bit disappointed that the community response for the annual AIDS Solidarity Walk was not that great as the event that takes place on World AIDS Day has been set aside to emphasize awareness about the epidemic that is plaguing the world over.

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Belize Electricity Limited advises its customers in San Pedro Town that the supply of electricity will be interrupted from 6:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 5, 2010. Areas to be affected: All of San Pedro Town. BEL apologizes for the inconvenience caused but this outage is necessary for the company to facilitate improvement works on the distribution system in the area.  

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The Ministry of Tourism, Civil Aviation and Culture and the Belize Tourism Board (BTB) proudly wishes to inform the general public of several new tourism industry appointments, of which key dignitaries will assume office on January 1, 2011.  Chief Executive Officer of the Ministry of Tourism, Civil Aviation and Culture Michael Singh leaves to take on a new role at BELTRAIDE in the

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The long awaited Queen of the Jewel Miss Belize Beauty Pageant has come and gone and with it gone are the expectations of hundreds, if not thousands, of San Pedro fans who were riding along with Scarleth Delgado and Anna Haylock. Annlyn Apolonio of Belize City was crowned as the Next Miss Belize on Saturday, November 27, 2010.

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Keeping our Isla Bonita with bottle sculptures - it all began with a conscious mind of keeping the island clean that Chris Emmanuel got the idea of creating his first wonderful sculpture of a Spotted Eagle Ray made out of plastic bottles in March 12, 2010.

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Another unfortunate and disturbing murder case in San Pedro highlights the headlines in San Pedro just a month after the gruesome murder of Maria Antonia Plaza Gomez.

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At around 2:30p.m. on Sunday, November 28, 2010, neighbours of Micky’s Place restaurant assisted in the extinguishing a fire that erupted from the restaurants kitchen located at Plaza Sol on Pescador Drive in downtown San Pedro. The San Pedro Fire Department arrived shortly.

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Local artists are back at the Central Park displaying their new paintings. The beautiful paintings are by Roxy Bradley, Papo Alamilla, J. Godoy and many more. The paintings portray island scenes, its people and gorgeous flowers giving the art an outstanding burst of colors to amuse the eye. The art exhibition will run until Sunday November 28, 2010 from 9am to 9pm. Be sure to check them out and purchase your painting just in time for the holidays.

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It’s the Thanksgiving weekend and things are picking up! Tourists are on our beautiful island, walking around, dining in different restaurants and shopping everywhere - meaning that the much anticipated high tourist season is finally here. This year has been a very tough one for all business owners as it has been a very dormant year with very little tourist arrivals and generally slow business on the island. The US recession has definitely left its mark in Belize. Luckily things are shaping up and things are looking brighter just as we are about to say good bye to this year.

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On Thursday, November 18, the Belize Tourism Board held a meeting to review the findings of the Print Collateral Audit Report, and Belize Tourism Industry Association representatives were among those in attendance.  BVK (BTB's marketing firm in Wisconsin) thoroughly analyzed ten print collateral pieces produced by the BTB, BHA and BTIA and the key findings and conclusions are detailed in this report. The report finds that the Destination Belize "content is unmatched by the other 9 pieces analyzed" and calls it the "Content King".

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BELMOPAN, Belize, Thursday November 25, 2010 – Prime Minister Dean Barrow has fired junior Minister Edmund Castro for displaying behaviour unbecoming of a minister, but gave no details of the episode that cost the man his job. In a brief statement issued yesterday by the Office of the Prime Minister, it was announced that Castro had been removed, with immediate effect, from his position as Minister of State in the Ministry of Works.

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Pakarshi Wadhwa, manger of Wings Department Store, on Coconut Drive reported to Police that at about 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 17, whist entering his home on the third floor he was attacked by two male persons of dark skin complexion. They took his green and silver cell phone, one Citizens silver watch and one gold chain. His wife was robbed of her green Samsung cell phone and one gold anklet.

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Are we progressing on HIV/AIDS control? World AIDS Day is commemorated every year on December 1. This is a special day for raising awareness and celebrating achievements such as increased access to treatment and prevention services. Most importantly, it is a great opportunity to ask ourselves the following question: what are we doing about it?

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We bumped onto this great blog “Destination for Your Vacations” were the author lists his Top 11 reasons as to why families should travel to Belize this coming summer. His top reasons are very flattering for Belize and its people so we decided it’s great to share with you. Do you have more reasons to add to this list? Feel free to include your top reasons on the comments box below!

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Johnson & Johnson’s McNeil Consumer Healthcare Unit is recalling 4 million packages of children’s Benadryl allergy tablets and about 800,000 bottles of junior-strength Motrin caplets. The company claims that the problems that prompted the children’s Benadryl and Motrin recalls do not pose a threat to users’ health. The recalled Benadryl and Motrin products were produced at McNeil’s now-closed Fort Washington, Pennsylvania plant. That facility was closed temporarily earlier this year because of quality problems that led to a string of other drug recalls over the past year.

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Although it is not back to its original state like it was before Hurricane Richard struck Belize, The Belize Zoo has announced that it will reopen its doors to the public on December 1, 2010 at 1:00p.m. After being heavily damages by the wrath of Hurricane Richard, much work has been done with the cleanup efforts to restore the Belize Zoo to its original state.

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