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In today's world more and more people are becoming more conscious and concerned about the importance of “Going Green” and for every one of us to do a little part in any way possible to help conserve our fragile ecosystem surely goes a long way. Mr. Andre Perez, proprietor of Casa Pan Dulce Bakery is pleased to announce its new eco friendly packaging for its delicious products such as the Pullman, Special White and Whole Wheat Bread.

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The sweet sounds of a Sunset Sea Singer/songwriter Danny Michel found inspiration in Belize for his latest record Our beautiful island of Ambergris Caye and our country Belize has inspired many artists to write songs about our beautiful beaches, people and many other things and even film on the beautiful jewel we call home.

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When the U.S. economy is mired in deep recession, an economic tsunami generally washes over Latin America and the Caribbean. But this time the worst recession in seven decades only caused a wave that rippled across the region in 2009, said economist Manuel Lasaga. And, in most cases, the wave wasn't strong enough to knock anyone down.

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Primary School Teacher Receive Training We all want a good education; there is absolutely no doubt about that. And we all agree that education is an intricate matter that includes and involves all teachers, parents, students, government, and the community. Recent successes in education will confirm that quality education is on the rise, and rest assured that this good trend will continue to rise.

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- Press Release, Holy Cross Anglican School, Tuesday, September 7, 2010 - What started out as an exchange of emails several years ago, recently produced great benefits for two local schools. On Monday, September 6, 500 slightly used desks, 300 chairs and 21 blackboards found new homes at San Pedro High School and Holy Cross Anglican School.

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EMC News - A Kingston man is behind the push to build an extraordinary new ocean-floor research facility - one researchers hope will help preserve aquatic life for generations to come. Kenn Feigelman is the "token Canadian" aboard a team of researchers who hope to build Sea Base 1 Habitat, a facility off Belize that would monitor the health of coral reefs.

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Under the theme “Enchanting and Magical – Our Belizean Barrier Reef” six beautiful young ladies took center stage this past Saturday, September 4 at the Old Football Field as they vied for the coveted title of Miss San Pedro. But it was Natasha Stuart that won the hearts of the judges and was selected as San Pedro’s newest beauty ambassador.

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San Mateo Residents Hope to one day Eliminate those Unsightly Walkways

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Crocodile Sanctuary in Punta Gorda Burnt by Angry Villagers It has been over a week now that two children, 9-year-old  from San Marcos Village in the Toledo District have been missing and the worst is feared for them and their disappearance has caused uproar in Punta Gorda Town.

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Worker gets hand caught in machinery An unfortunate and untimely accident fell upon a worker of La Popular Tortilla Factory, located on Angel Coral Street, on Tuesday, August 31, at about 1:00 p.m., as 16-year-old Emmanuel Marcos Garcia got his hand caught in one of the tortilla-making machines.

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Reports come into our office on Monday, August 30, that a resort maintenance worker drowned in an incident that took place at a pier of a resort about four miles in North Ambergris Caye after a night of partying.

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Joins Oceana at Mississippi Gulf Coast The Coalition to Save our Natural Heritage has found an important political ally in San Pedro’s Mayor Elsa Paz. Paz was aboard the vessel chartered by OCEANA to tour the areas affected by BP’s Deep Horizon spill and was joined by Hollywood celebrities on the gulf tour. At a brief press conference in the U.S., Paz was introduced by Ted Danson, actor and OCEANA Board member.

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But Not All Children are as Privileged It’s Back to School time! Summer vacations are over and most children are either moving up another grade in school or just starting of their educational career for the first time whether they are freshmen in high school or first years in the primary schools. Whichever the case may be, classes have commenced and here in San Pedro we are faced with a few minor problems which include (i) no space available at schools for children (ii) children not enrolled at schools and lastly (iii) the need of more classrooms/schools.

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Sixteen cancer patient children from all over Belize were on the island on Saturday, August 28, 2010, to enjoy some sun, sea and sand. Mr. Steve Hagan, in collaboration with Belize Kids Incorporated, was responsible for creating such a great outing for the children to enjoy and take their minds away from the everyday hardships of dealing with cancer.

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San Pedro, Ambergris Caye was represented at the Expo Weekend Tour in El Salvador. The San Pedro Town Council participated at the event thanks to the invitation of Her Excellency Celie Paz de Gonzalez, Belize’s Ambassador to El Salavador.

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Although a very weak tropical wave decided to threaten the festival with some rain, the San Pedro International Costa Maya Festival, Version 19, went through without a hitch this past weekend – no rain, no delays, just pure fun and entertainment for all.

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Guatemala now has a “1-Up” on Mexico after Gabriela Asturias, Miss Guatemala, won the 15th edition of the beauty contest Reina de la Costa Maya held on Thursday, August 5, breaking the 4-4 tie both countries had on pageant wins! Pageant night was the biggest draw of all the festival nights this year as it has proven to become a powerhouse pageant with eight beautiful contestants from around the region, packing excellent entertainment and wonderful surprises. The event was broadcasted live on Belize City’s Channel 5 and is available online.

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In last week’s edition of Ambergris Today we introduced to you the six beautiful young ladies that will be vying for the title of Miss San Pedro on Saturday, September 4, 2010. The six attractive San pedranas who will be on center stage at this year’s pageant are Genny Rhaburn, Lila Gonzalez, Ivy Alamilla, Mishelby Leiva, Gelie Nuñez and Natasha Stewart. This past weekend the girls travelled to Chetumal, Quintana Roo where they went shopping and visited several important places. They also have many lunches, dinner and other places to visit prior to pageant.

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Ambergris Caye Named Among Top Islands in Mexico and Latin America For 15 years, Travel and Leisure (T+L) readers have cast their votes for the top hotels, destinations, airlines, cruises, outfitters, and transportation companies in the world. In 2010, T+L’s new and improved poll yielded a record number of votes, proof that T+L readers have an even more powerful voice as they determine the travel experiences that matter now.

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Her name is Marije aka Cat from the Netherlands and she is traveling around the world taking with her a red carpet and in each country she visits she films video of her ‘Cat Walk’ and challenges. Marije is doing Cat Walks in at least 20 countries and at the end of her journey she will take all her Cat Walk film footage and turn it into a longer video. Her mission is to make people aware of the enormous strength of body language to themselves and others and to inspire all human beings to follow their heart and use all the opportunities in the world to make dreams come true!

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