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The month of June is gone and with it graduations for all schools including sixth form to complete the yearly academic cycle. School is out and now what? Of course everyone is looking around expectantly for the next school to continue a higher level of education and they all have approximately two months to do so. Does that mean that education becomes stagnant for all that time?

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By Joel Johnson, Gizmodo Allison Adonizio and John McAfee think they've discovered the next great antibiotic in the jungles of Belize. It's all natural. It's unpatentable. It's untested.

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Prime Minister of Belize, Hon. Dean O. Barrow made his first official visit to South Florida over the weekend from June 25 to 27. The trip was to bring Hon. Barrow closer to South Florida's Belizean community in an effort to foster investment and business opportunities.

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For International Costa Maya 2010 Priscilla Pastrana Lopez Age: 22 years Height: 5' 5" Occupation: Pursuing a career in Business Administration Eye color: Dark Brown Hair color: Dark Brown Measurements: 36-26-36 Hobbies: Dancing, Reading, Studying, and Exercising

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The Marco Gonzalez Maya Site at the south end of Ambergris Caye is currently the host to 25 students since Wednesday, June 23. Ten students are from the University of London, England, and 15 students are from the University of North Carolina Wilmington, USA. One of the students from the University of London, Ms. Nadia Glassup is presently studying archaeology and as part of her thesis for obtaining her Master’s Degree; she is doing field work here in the Marco Gonzalez Maya Site.

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- Press Release - El Pescador Lodge is honored to have hosted the filming of "Buccaneers and Bones" starring Michael Keaton actor/director, Tom Brokaw news anchor/author, Yvon Chouninard founder Patagonia, Bill Klyn director Bonefish and Tarpon Trust, Zach Guilford actor, Thomas McGuane acclaimed author, Lori-Ann Murphy director of fishing at El Pescador, and Aaron Adams scientist Bonefish and Tarpon Trust.

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Quick action by the fire department and volunteers prevented a possible fire disaster in downtown San Pedro at a building that houses four businesses and one residence on Friday, June 25. The fire started at Full Chevere Internet Cafe located at ground level of the building; building is located on the corner of Pescador Drive and Tarpon Street, across of the R.C Primary School.

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The Miss Lobster Festival Pageant in Caye Caulker was about the only event that was not canceled between the two neighboring islands of La Isla Bonita and La Isla Cariñosa as Tropical Storm Alex made its way through Belize over the weekend. And the island residents of Caye Caulker got to celebrate the crowning of their new Lobster Fest Queen just before the weather went from bad to worse. Stephanie Arce was crowned the new Miss Lobster Fest.

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A meeting held at the Sunbreeze Hotel Conference Room on Tuesday, June 22, 2010, was a powerful engine that was provided by the Ambergris Caye Citizens for Sustainable Development (ACCSD) for our island residents to learn more about the coalition that is opposing drilling offshore and in protected areas in our country.

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Discovery Expeditions – Sea Trek Operation at Mexico Rocks has created quite a controversy on the island as many business owners, tour operators/tour guides and residents are discontent with the concept involved in the operation. On Wednesday, June 16, upon request, Mr. David Gegg of Discovery Expeditions held a public forum at the San Pedro Lions’ Den to address the public’s concern over the Sea Trek operation at Mexico Rocks.

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San Pedro Junior College Ground Breaking of New Building

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For International Costa Maya 2010

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It was no doubt that, just by looking at the large crowd that showed up at Saturday’s Block Party, Lobster Fest was a huge success. A very large gathering of locals and tourists flooded Central Park on Saturday, June 19, at the culmination of week-long Lobster Fest celebrations; a festival that has been deemed by Frommer’s Guide Books as one of the “300 Unmissable Events and Festivals Around the World”.

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Aristophanes (Greek Athenian Dramatist) once said - “Let each man exercise the art he knows” and that is exactly what these three artists – Sylvin Forman, Sophie Lisbey Forman and James Jopson have been doing; they are exercising the art they know. On Friday, June 18, they held an Art Exhibition entitled “A Show of Hands 3” at the Spindrift Hotel.

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Lobster Festival activities kicked off on Monday, June 14, with a “Meat and Greet” Cocktail Party at El Divino (Banana Beach Resort) as Lobster season opened on Tuesday, June 15. Arriving on the island on Sunday, June 13, was celebrity weatherman Joey Stevens and Bob the Parrot of One Caribbean Weather/WSEE TV as they will cover the entire week’s events leading up to the Lobster Fest Block Party on Saturday, June 19 at Central Park.

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Sean McDermott Fundraiser for San Mateo In a benefit performance for the San Mateo Road Building Fund, the Paradise Theater presented "An Evening with Sean McDermott" on June 10 and 12. The Broadway star celebrated his musical journey with a collection of songs and stories from his roles on Broadway to starring on television and his European tour with Barbara Streisand.

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San Pedro High School held its Graduation Mass and Commencement Exercises on Saturday, June 12, at the R. Angel Nuñez Auditorium where 50 graduates were in attendance to receive their diplomas. It was a delightful program with awards and acknowledgements of special recognitions marking the culmination of four years of studies for a very proud group of seniors of San Pedro High.

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Tenth Annual Tourism Awards to honor the “Stars” of Tourism, Blue Water Grill & Xanadu Resort also Awarded Industry representatives, stakeholders, celebrated guests and tourism friends all met at the Belize Biltmore Plaza’s River Hall on Thursday, June 10 with the purpose of accompanying and celebrating the recipients of this year’s Tourism Awards, now in its tenth year.

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For Reina De La Costa Maya Age: 24 Height: 5'7" Profession: Architect Eye Color: Brown Hair Color: Brown Measurements: 34-24-36 Hobbies: Singing, Dancing and spending time with her family.

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- Press Release, June 14, 2010 - The Marco Gonzalez Mayan Site at the south end of Ambergris Caye will play host to 23 students starting on June 23. Arriving from the University of London, England, and the University of North Carolina Wilmington, USA, the students will have a treat in store for them when they make the journey into the Mayan Site.

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