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Social events around town.

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Congratulations go out to Edwin Gamez and Monica Prevett who tied the knot in San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize on Saturday, August 31, 2013. The happy couple exchanged vows at the San Pedro Roman Catholic Church and then celebrated their union at the family-owned Bistro Mestizo restaurant in downtown San Pedro.

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Friday, August 16, 2013, Ambergris Divers Resort opened its doors to their invited guests for their grand opening. The guests enjoyed nice appetizers under the stars while enjoying the ambiance around the pool, ending the night by quenching their thirst with tropical drinks under the  the Caye Bar palapa, while enjoyiong some reggae music by the talented Man at Work.

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The Miss San Pedro Pageant 2013 is set for Saturday, August 31, and the six contestants have already commenced their participation in a whirlwind of activites before the main event.

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We asked our Ambergris Today’s Instagrammers to share their Costa Maya weekend in San Pedro on Instagram by hash tagging their images with #costamayafestival so that we can show how much fun everybody was having during all the activities in and around the festival. Here are a few that caught our attention and that show how much fun everybody had during Costa Maya Festival weekend.

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On Tuesday, July 16, 2013, Bachelorette reality star Jef Holm tweeted that he was off to Belize to celebrate his birthday (July 23), by Friday, July 26, he was rubbing elbows with the eight contestants of the Miss Costa Maya Pageant at Elvi’s Kitchen, San Pedro, Ambergris Caye.

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Emily Verde graduated with ‘Distinction’ (High Honors) from Keller Graduate School of Management of DeVry University.  The graduation ceremony took place on Friday, June 28, 2013 at The Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, CA.  She completed her MBA concentrating in International Business and Human Resources.

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Ambar Ayala graduated with a Bachelor's Degree majoring in Business Administration and International Business from the International University of Monaco on Friday, July 5, 2013.   Ambar, a graduate of San Pedro High School and of Corozal Junior College will continue to reside in Monaco while pursuing a Master's of Science Degree in International Marketing.

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Why wait for the weekend when you can go out and have a great time on any day of the week in paradise. The nightlife on Ambergris Caye is very much alive, even if you are going for a nice romantic dinner or hangout at a bar enjoying live music. This weekend many Sanpedranos got the opportunity to hangout with Super Star NFL Player Bernard Berrian and his brother Chris Berrian.

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The Isla Bonita Elementary School held its annual Miss Isla Bonita Pageant 2013 on Friday, June 21, with Jucely Badillo winning the popularity pageant, which also served as a fundraiser for the school. Three contestants stepped up to the challenge to raise the most money (votes) in order to take the title of Miss Isla Bonita 2013.

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They play our favorite music, they entertain us on the radio and they definitely make us dance all night long at the clubs. DJ's are found all over the world and they are on this planet to entertain. In Belize we have many talented DJ's and some are lucky to be part of the Bum Squad Belize Fraternity founded by Lady Gaga's Tour DJ, Latin Prince.

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On May 24, 2013 many gathered at the Princess Hotel in Belize City as seven lovely contestants took the stage to see who would be crowned Miss St. Catherine's Academy. The contestants entertained the crowd with four segments such as cultural costume, sports wear, talent and evening wear.

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It was a night of glamour, great ambience and excellent people at El Divino Restaurant and Lounge. San Pedro High School Class of 2003 gathered to celebrate their ten year reunion. Toasts were exchanged at dinner followed by an unforgettable after party with Bumsquad's DJ DZl burning up the night with some great tunes. Congrats to the Class of 2003 on their Reunion Night!

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Alexis Roca celebrated her coming-of-age 15th Birthday with a traditional Quinceaños party that included a Mass of Thanksgiving at the San Pedro Roman Catholic Church and a festive reception at the R. Angel Nuñez Auditorioum. Here she is pictured with her chaperone just before mass on Saturday, May 25, 2013. Alexis is the daughter of Elver and Ruby Ancona; Happy Birthday Alexis!

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The students of Isla Bonita Elementary School presented their annual Mother’s Day Show with much love; all in tribute to their wonderful mothers. The event was held at the Paradise Theater on Sunday, May 12, 2013 where Mother of the Year for the school was selected. The honors for this year were bestowed to Dr. Renae Sersland.

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There is a new watering hole in town! More of a social hangout and a great place to eat; Carlo and Ernie’s Runway Bar and Grill held its inaugural party on Saturday, May 4, 2013, with live music by the 3D Band and DJ Traxx.

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Sully Marin and Ismael Lisbey exchanged vows in Holy Matrimony at the San Pedro Roman Catholic Church on Saturday, April 13, 2013, which was also the celebration of Sully’s birthday. Their godparents were Eddie and Ina Alamilla. A reception followed after the mass celebration at the San Pedro High School courtyard with family, friends and invited guests. Congratulations to Sully and Ismael!

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Belize Fashion Week kicked of last night, Thursday, April 11, 2013 at Holiday Hotel’s Caprice Restaurant with an opening ceremony and cocktail social. The event allowed all the participants, such as the designers, models, invited guests and government officials the opportunity to meet in person.

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Isla Bonita All Star Marching Band took to the streets of downtown San Pedro on Saturday, April 6, 2013, to showcase their new uniforms which they debuted during their participation at Bandfest 2013.

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On Saturday, March 16, 2013, island residents gathered at the San Pedro Lion’s Den to witness four lovely girls, Cecibel Cortez, Lina Mazariegos, Alexis Del Valle and Linda Quintanilla, compete for the crown of Miss Lion’s Queen.

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Foreva Fancy Boutique held its Exclusive Fashion Show on Saturday, March 2, 2013 at the Island Club Resort. It was a night full of fashion, dresses, shoes and great modeling. Sixteen beautiful models took hold of the runway and displayed beautiful accessories, dresses and shoes that can all be found at Foreva Fancy Boutique located in San Pedro, Ambergris Caye.

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