Thursday, December 31, 2009

Students and volunteer paint mural at SPRCS

They were targets of burglary last week but that did not stop school children from bringing some peace to the San Pedro Roman Catholic School (SPRCS). Along with a volunteer, the students were armed with brushes and paint cans and were ready to work.
Liza Mills, a US citizen visiting the island, along with a handful of SPRCS students are in the process of giving the school fence a facelift in the form of a mural. The project started this week on Monday and should be completed by end of the week. Students were more than happy to utilize some of their vacation time to assist in painting what will become an underwater seascape.

Ex-Prime Minister Rt. Hon. Manuel Esquivel Knighted

Former Belize Prime Minister, Manuel Esquivel, is among Commonwealth Caribbean nationals honoured in the New Year Honours List by Britain's Queen Elizabeth. Mr Esquivel, who served two terms as prime minister in the 80s and 90s, receives the award for "his services to politics and to good governance".
Those also receiving knighthoods include retired senior Barbadian public officer, Harcourt Lewis, banker Edmund Lawrence of St Kitts and Nevis and Dunstan St Omer, a prominent artist in St Lucia.
Veteran Barbadian gospel singer Joseph Niles gets a CBE (Commander of the British Empire).
Jason Roberts, a striker for Blackburn Rovers in England’s Premier League, is awarded an MBE for his charity work in Grenada.

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Island celebrity "Cuppie," of Caye Coffee's Caye-Osk was feeling extra festive during the holiday weekend and took a break to read The San Pedro Sun Christmas issue while greeting guests at Ms. Sara's Kitchen located at the Caye-Osk at Exotic Caye Resort.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Caribbean Christmas Colors winners

It was a cold December’s night when three wise judges embarked on their mission to find the brightest, twinkling lights.
Onward they went, facing house after house, enjoying the lights and music and the Santa’s around. Reindeers were present, and so were baby Jesus, Mary and Joseph.
At the end, prizes were ready to be awarded, homeowners’ creativity had once again abounded.
It was the fifth annual Caribbean Christmas Colors competition and the race for top honors was very hotly contested. Each house sparkled and shone, their glory was visible from blocks away and the three judges trucked forward. The night held up on Saturday for judgment night, however for the night of announcements the weather prevented the crew from visiting homes and handing out prizes. Congratulations to the following winners who excelled in their home decorations and caught the judges and crowd’s eyes. The winners are below in their various categories:
*People’s Choice – Regina Brown and family – Both the judges and crew were thrilled with the creativity found in this home’s decoration. The judges said, “Every year Regina’s house looks like Santa Land. For their great effort, Brown won a $25 gift certificate from Bikini Bar, a gift prize from Graniel’s Dreamland, $50 bar tab from Tackle Box, $150 gift certificate from Wild Mango’s and one (1) ticket to the Lorie Morgan Show.
*Jan Jensen Memorial – Marciano Salazar and family – The Salazar family home depicted the character of past Caribbean Christmas Colors judge Jan Jensen. Simple and sweet, the lights shone brightly and evoked the meaning of Christmas. The judges stated, “Not over-decorated yet demonstrates the Christmas spirit.” The Salazar family won a dinner for two (2) which will include entrée, sides and dessert from Fido’s, one (1) small pizza from Pirate’s Pizza, 24 hour golf cart rental from Captain G’s, one (1) cake courtesy of Casa Pan Dulce, $50 gift certificate from Joshwell’s Fashion.
*“Emma Jurado’s house is a blast!” exclaimed the judges. For the fantastic light show, the Jurado family won Best Theme. Between the blues and snowmen, the Santa and the music, the Jurado home brought a smile to everyone that passed by their beachfront home. Their prizes include a dinner for two (2) which will include entrée, sides and dessert from Nautica, lunch for two (2) at Rico’s @ Banyan Bay, one (1) bottle of wine from Premium Wines, $200 gift certificate from Rapidito Loans.
*Most Creative was taken by Flor Bradley with her creative display of the Christmas spirit. Utilizing fishing net as a yard Christmas tree, the Bradley home became an instant favorite by the judges who said, “The Bradley home blends island living with the Christmas theme.” Their prizes included a $100 gift certificate to Capricorn, $30 food or bar tab at Akbol, Asian Garden aromatherapy massage, and a sunset cruise for four (4) from Seaduced.
*Overall best WOW factor was taken by Ellis Eiley and family who “captivated the judges from afar.” With their high flying reindeer, the Eileys won one (1) cell phone with $50 credit from SMART!, free registration and one (1) month registration from Train Station, one (1) ticket to the Lorie Morgan show from the Reef Village Boutique, 24 hour golf cart rental from Carts Belize, two (2) bottles of wine from Rendezvous Winery.
*Editor’s Choice – Ilsa Salazar – It’s all about impressing the Editor Tamara Sniffin and Ilsa gave a fantastic punch. “Cute, simple, warm and welcoming” the Salazars won $100 cash prize from Reef Radio, a gift prize from Castillo’s Hardware, $100 gift certificate from Wine de Vine, one (1) large pizza from Pedro’s Pizza and set of tickets for any movie in February or March 2010 for a family or group of five (5) courtesy of Paradise Theater @ the Reef Village.
*Judge’s Choice went to Tula Ayuso and family who definitely had a way of attracting the judges’ attention to her house. The judges were truly impressed with the candy canes adorning the front yard and the ornaments hanging from the gate. The reindeer flying up high completed the look and even the family’s pet shone with a red twinkling light of his own. Ayuso won a dinner for two (2) up to $100 at El Divino, $100 bar tab at BC’s, lunch or dinner for (2) courtesy of Mata Chica’s Mambo Restaurant, $25 gift certificate from Palapa Bar.
*Honorary Mention went to the Alfaro Family who year after year “makes Island Christmas very special.” Sunset Grill gave them a $100 gift certificate, $50 bar tab from Reef Village Bar, gift prize from Liquor Box, and dinner for two (2) from Blue Lotus. *Best Business went to Nellie's with their bright light and wonderful display. For their creative work, Nellie's won $400 worth of FREE advertising courtesy of The San Pedro Sun.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Love FM 12 Days of Christmas crew visits San Pedro

As part of the Annual 12 Days of Christmas Program, a crew from Love FM Radio and Love Television was on the island on Tuesday to hand out gifts in San Pedro Town. The crew visited three main areas, San Pedrito, DFC and Boca del Rio. On board a golf cart, the Love Crew went into the areas making surprise stops to various residents. According to the Love Crew, it’s all a part of bring and adding a little joy to people lives during the Christmas season. The crew handed gifts hampers, toys and goodies to the different families they made visits to. The Love Crew throughout the 12 Days of Christmas Program visited areas all across the country and tried to identify the less fortunate families to brighten their Christmas. The success of the Love FM Annual 12 Days of Christmas program is contributed mainly to various business establishments who share the same goal of the Love Crew, to brighten Belizeans’ Christmas.

A very tropical Christmas

The sun is out! The sun is out! The sun is out! Everyone is getting their last minute preparations ready for Christmas. Other are out enjoying the beautiful day! A very tropical Christmas to you!

Monday, December 21, 2009

Angela Gegg (Proshka) hosts Art Show at Belizean Arts

Belizean Author and Artist Angela Gegg arrived in San Pedro eager to showcase her latest creation. Gegg’s exhibit took place at Belizean Arts Gallery deep within Fido’s this past Saturday. Artist Confessions was recently released and has proven to be quite a hit. Friends abounded and were happy to purchase their first autographed copy of her latest book. Should you be interested in purchasing a copy (it makes a perfect holiday gift) stop over at Belizean Arts and get yours today!

Angela Gegg is one of Belize’s leading female artists. She has been featured in over twenty Joint and Solo Art Shows and has been a part of Art Exhibits in Belize, Texas, New York, Miami and Trinidad. For more information visit

Friday, December 18, 2009

La Factoria and Josseph arrive in San Pedro

They will be performing on Saturday night in a concert that is sure to be fabulous, and today they arrived on the island via San Pedro Belize Express' newest boat Caribbean Stars!! A large crowd awaited their arrival eagerly, and they were welcomed with loud cheers!! They were equally enthusiastic, and even gave a hint of what was to come when they took to the mic to sing a few beats. See you at the concert!!

Christmas is here and everyone is celebrating

Santa at Holy Cross Primary School

SPRC Christmas Parade

SPRC Christmas Variety Show
ABC Pre-School Christmas Party
Atlantic Bank Donates to San Pedro Pre-School...
....while Santa gave out gifts.
Santa visits ABC Pre School
ABC Pre-School Uncles and Aunts Day