Wednesday, July 30, 2008
On Saturday, July 19th, members of American Crocodile Endangered Sanctuary (ACES) and Belize Forestry Department were in San Pedro working on relocating crocodiles from the lake across from Banyan Bay. Along with the three hundred pound eight foot two inches adult female, ACES managed to relocate a two foot eight inch crocodile which was found in the DFC Area. The crocodile was named Rodney and transported back to ACES headquarters in Punta Gorda. ACES discovered that the DFC homeowner, who caught Rodney, did so by placing a stick in its mouth which caused damage to the palatal valve. ACES directors decided to keep Rodney under their care until it healed and then planned on releasing it in the Rio Grande River. However, last Thursday, Rodney unexpectedly died and a necropsy was carried out to determine the cause of death.
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
The TigerSharks proved once again why they were crowned champions as they defeated the sub-champions Belize Bank Bulldogs in a re-match on Saturday at the City Center.
Monday, July 28, 2008
Friday, July 25, 2008
Surprise Dennis! Happy Birthday!!! Friends help Dennis move his music equipment to the bar.
Thursday, July 24, 2008
Miss Guatemala Universe 2008 will be representing her country at the International Costa Maya Festival. Miss Jennifer Chiong recently returned from the Miss Universe pageant in Vietnam and is bringing all her experience to the Reina de la Costa Maya pageant. Miss Guatemala is 25 years old and stands at 5’ 5”. Currently she is a business woman who enjoys modeling and traveling and she aspires to be the owner and manager of an international modeling agency in Guatemala.
Nicaragua’s beauty ambassador for the Costa Maya Festival 2008 is 18 year-old Karina Gordon. She is a 5’6” tall model who is both beauty and brains, as she pursues her degree in Public Contracting and Finances Management. Miss Nicaragua intends to graduate with honors especially in her finances courses. For her, an education is very important for a young woman to obtain because it opens the door for many wonderful opportunities. Miss Nicaragua enjoys reading, modeling, and spending time with family and friends.
Daniella Maria Augspurg Jimenez is a 17-year-old blonde, green-eyed beauty hailing from El Salvador. She is the fifth contestant to confirm her participation for the Costa Maya Pageant. She is currently in her last year of high school, looking to further her studies and become an excellent psychiatrist. She enjoys reading, singing and kick-boxing, and is especially proud of her awards for her performance in the school choir and for her participation in science fairs. This reading buff counts Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Isabel Allende and Paulo Coellho among her favorite authors. Daniella looks forward to representing her beloved El Salvador, a country she believes is truly impressive with its wealth of natural beauty and culture; a place she is so proud to call home.
For the first time since the inception of La Reina de La Costa Maya, we have a Panama delegate. Anais Solis is a 22-year-old, 5 foot, five inches tall brunette. She is currently studying Business Administration. Her hobbies are dancing and having fun. She was crowned at Miss Realmente Bella, Señorita Panama 2008, a "reality show" inspired by the hit show "America's Next Top Model" that was created to select the Panama delegate to the Miss Universe 2008 pageant. We welcome her to Belize and wish her the best of luck!
For more on the International Costa Maya Festival history, photos, schedule of events and more, visit their website!
Ticket prices are as follows:
La Reina De La Costa Maya (Thursday) Adults: $25.00BZD Children: $15.00BZD
Opening Gala / Mega Concert (Friday) Adults: $25.00BZD Children: $15.00BZD
Noche Internacional (Saturday)Adults: $75.00BZD Children: $25.00BZD
A Night for the Family (Sunday)Adults: $25.00BZD Children: $15.00BZD
Season Pass (Valid for all four nights)Adults: $100.00BZD Children: $45.00BZD