Monday, May 11, 2009

Intermittent scheduled power outages

Library Corner - Slogan/Logo competition

Create a slogan and logo for the San Pedro Town Library....If your slogan and logo are chosen, you will receive public recognition and a cash award ($100).

The library provides the community with entertainment and informational resources. Soon we plan to be showing children's films along with regular story telling. Along with shelves of exciting books, we are building our collection of resources for all ages to provide information on health, parenting, business, relationships, the environment, and many more topics.

The library's slogan and logo should reflect our unique island and the library as a community resource.

Bandage International returns

Properly applied first aid training can save lives, reduce recovery time and quite possibly mean the difference between temporary disability or lifelong disability for the victim, that is the aim behind the Bandage International Team that has found their way back to San Pedro for its annual visit. Bandage International is a group of emergency medicine professionals comprised of paramedics, nurses and doctors who are committed to teaching emergency health responders or basic First Aid in developing countries, including Belize.

Not only does the course build one’s skills as primary and secondary care providers, it focuses on developing instructional abilities. Since arriving in Belize, Bandage International, a non-profit organization based in Nova Scotia, Canada has not only held courses in San Pedro but provided training in Punta Gorda, Hopkins and Dangriga residents as well.
The course last for two day and participants receive a certificate of completion.

Monica Vasquez - Mother of the Year 2009

Mother of the Year 2009, Monica Vasquez, with Hon. Manuel Heredia Jr. and Mayor Elsa Paz.

The SPTC held its annual Mother's Day Gala for all the madrecitas of San Pedro. Entertainment was provided by the San Pedro Dance Company and special guest Tiffany, direct from Merida, Yucatan.
Dance Company member Solani and her mother Fatima.
Tiffany kept the crowd in stitches with her antics.
Her singing had the crowd enthralled as well.
The San Pedro Dance Company provided wonderful dancing for the mommies' entertainment as well.
Maria Graniel (center) with her daughters Marina Kay (L) and Fatima Graniel.