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Social events around town.

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Child Stimulation Month is in full swing and pre-schools on the island are busy with activties for their students. They have had many activites including hug days, Show and Tell, Story Times, Arts with Grandparents and much, much more. The San Pedro House of Culture held its first ever Pre-School Arts Exhibition on March 13 & 14. Beautiful arts made by pre-schoolers from different schools were on display. Schools also head a fun Sports Day which included awesome games where parents, students and teachers all participated. Here are a few pictures for your entertainment.

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Sergio and Zennia Gomez formally presented 15-year-old Rhea Gomez to society as a young lady in the community at her Quinceañera birthday party that was celebrated on Saturday, March 2, 2019. After her special mass at the San Pedro Roman Catholic Church, family and friends celebrated at a reception held at El Patio Restaurant. It was a magical evening under a musical theme as per Rhea's love of music. Happy Birthday Rhea Gomez.

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With much excitement island residents enjoyed a Carnaval Parade which was held on Saturday, March 2, 2019. The parade started off at the Bocal Del Area Park and headed down Laguna Drive heading its way to the town core. There was lots of music and merriment by both carinval dancers and spectators. Leading the parade was a golf cart with Don Juan Carnaval followed by fun cartoon characters, Titans Mas Band Carnival Group along with the ever popular Ernestine Carballo. Also joining the parade was the Miss San Pedro Float, Reinas del Carnaval and Nayobie's Hope for Children Group.

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Child Stimulation Month 2019 kicked off countrywide under the theme "Hug Me, Listen to Me, Read with Me – Help Me Grow". Like clockwork, Child Stimulation Month commences on the first day of March every year, with it bringing an array of activities for the pre-school children of San Pedro. Pre-Schools on the island celebrated the opening of Child Stimulation Month with a parade through the main streets of San Pedro. Children were in colorful costumes displaying National Symbols of Belize, Colors, Shapes, Numbers, Sea Creatures and so much more.

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The San Pedro House of Culture officially kicked off the Carnaval 2019 celebrations on Friday, March 1, 2019 with a Carnaval Comparsa Fashion Show. Those in attendance enjoyed brief history of carnaval comparasas as models showed off their costumes and danced for the crowd. Here are some pictures of the event. The San Pedro House of Culture is currently hosting a photographic exhibit of carnaval, feel free to drop by and enjoy some pictures by photographer Karen Brodie.

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On Thursday, February 14, 2019 the students of San Pedro High School rocked the runway as they displayed outfits of different careers for Career Day 2019, which was celebrated under the theme "The Best Way to Predict the Future is to Create It".

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Upon the invitation of the San Pedro Cancer Society, Ambergris Caye, Belize, residents took time to participate in the island’s annual Cancer Awareness Walk in commemoration of World Cancer Awareness Day, February 4, 2019.

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The San Pedro Lions Club hosted their annual Children's Christmas Party with Santa. Children happily greeted Santa as he made his entrance at the Lions Den ringing his bell. They sat and waited for their turn as their names were called to receive their special gift and take a picture with Santa and his helpers. Merry Christmas to every one!

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Ambergris Today and the community of San Pedro extend warm and cheerful greeting to don Lucito and doña Angelita Guerrero as they celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary today, December 20, 2018. Pillars of the community and members of the founding families of Ambergris Caye, this lovely couple is truly admirable, to say the least. We extend them warm wishing and blessing during the holidays and many more beautiful years together. Don Lucio is 88 years old and doña Angelita is 83 years old. They have six children, 2 girls and 4 boys, 16 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren, WOW!

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Christmas Season is here and schools around the island are busy with Christmas shows and Christmas parties, spreading cheer with students, teachers and parents. Family and friends gathered at ABC Pre-school on Thursday, December 13, 2018 to see a specatucal show put on by three and four year olds. The children danced and sang along with teachers as they performed energetic and fun dances. Here are a few pictures of the event for your enjoyment! - Merry Christmas from ABC Pre-School!

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Founder’s Day was once more celebrated at San Pedro High School. The faculty, staff and students of San Pedro High pulled off another great celebration as tradition has it, San Pedro High School is always up for a celebration in commemoration of (now retired) Principal Angel Nuñez every year on December 5.

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- by Vic Murphy - Belize welcomed two Canadian Hockey Teams who travelled from Toronto on Wednesday, November 28, 2018, to take part in the 2nd annual Coconut Cup Tournament hosted by the San Pedro Buccaneers hockey team. A warm welcome at San Pedro Air Terminal was the order of the day when the Town Boards Sports Representative, Kent Gaboural (fondly known as Bob) presented the visitors with gift bags and ice cold rum punch.

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On Friday, November 16, 2018, San Pedro High School held a fun and educational Cultural Day Exhibit. Students and teachers dressed up in all our different ethinic groups found in Belize. Display booths were decorated with items such as food as well with other traditional items. Students work ardously the entire week to set up the perfect display loaded with information as well as fun dances and skits. Here are some pictures of the cultural groups.

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Halloween 2018 Spooktacular Students at San Pedro High School had crazy day/dress up day on Wednesday, October 31, 2018. Students dress up as Rockstars, "Cereal" Killers and other inventive costumes to display and have fun with their peers. While pre-schoolers of ABC Pre-School had a blast dressing up and going with parents to trick or treat in the neightborhood and enjoying delicous cupcakes and treats. Here are a few pics for your enjoyment:

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A September to Remember - Celebrating our country's Independence is something rather important and there are many events leading to the grand celebration.  We have combined some pictures of a few events that took place on San Pedro, Ambergris Caye commemorating our country's Independence. San Pedro High School held a reenactment of the raising of the Belize Flag for the first time on Independence Cay 1981; the British Flag came down. Mr. Angel Nunez was the guest speaker for the event and a poster competition was held among the Freshmen Class.

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It's our country's Independence Day Eve and the San Pedro RC School hit the streets of San Pedro and paraded in patriotic colors. The Marching Band played its melodious beats and majorettes danced gracefully to the tunes. Classes displayed their beautifully made banners with this year's theme "Belize Da Fu Wi, Now and Forever. 8867". Happy Independence Day to all!

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On Saturday, Septmeber 15, 2018, Island Residents enjoyed for the first time ever a Central American and Mexican Independence Day Parade. It was a short yet jovial parade that started off at Central Park and ended at the Hon. Louside Sylvestre Sports Complex. Mayor Daniel Guerrero and Island Beauty Ambassdors led the parade followed by flag bearers and dancers moving gracoiusly to the music of the marching band. Happy Independence Day to Mexico and Central America.

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 Opening this past weekend in San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize is the island's newest themed restaurant that pays tribute to Belize's fishermen/anglers, as well as delivering a delicious menu highlighted by seafood dishes. Anglers Restaurant Bar is the brainchild of Sanpedrano, island resident Giovanni Marin who has been an entrepreneur on the island for quite some time now. His restaurant picks on his love of the sea and growing up in a family full of fishermen and tourist guides.

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The Ministry of Education, Youth & Sports, UNICEF along with the San Pedro Town Council have teamed up to provide training for teachers to help children ages 5 – 12 who have experienced trauma from a natural or man-made disaster. The training is called “Return to Happiness” and participants are being taught how to offer psychological therapy. Participants have been partaking in fun activities at the San Pedro High School and are being trained by professionals by UNICEF.

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From dining under the stars on a sunset cruise on board the Yolo, swimming with the sharks and rays at Hol Chan Marine Reserve, dancing at Maxi's, shopping at Friki Tiki, sampling at the Chocolate Boutique,  to dining at Elvi's Kitchen, Pineapple's Restaurant, El Patio, (and many more) the seven delegates of the Miss Costa Maya Pageant, including reigning Miss Costa Maya 2017 Michelle Nuñez, were hosted by various businesses around Ambergris Caye. Never a dull moment, they have been kept very well fed and entertained like no other place in Belize can.

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