Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Lighted Boat Parade committee members presented checks to community organizations this morning. Donations were handed out to the San Pedro AIDS Commission in the sum of $1,500 while Holy Cross Anglican School and the Calendar Girls committee received $750 each. The donations were made possible by the Boat Parade committee based on monies remaining after all the bills had been paid. “It is a way of giving back to the community that made this year’s Boat Parade a success,” commented Chairlady of the committee Jan Brown.
It was officially launched in late 2009, but on Monday night, amongst an eager San Pedro crowd, "Heavenly Belize" the book, was launched at the Holiday Hotel. Lithuanian author and photographer, Marius Jovaisa took a little over a year to compile thousands of pictures and publish his third book highlighting Belize.
Minister of Tourism, Culture and Civil Aviation Hon. Manuel Heredia and Author Marius Jovaisa
Through his lens, Jovaisa described Belize’s never ending beauty via photographs of Belize’s land, water, people, flora and fauna. Heavenly Belize is the first of its kind publication on Belize and according to Jovaisa, he expects that it will be well received both home and abroad. Read more about the book launching, details of the book and author in this week’s issue of The San Pedro Sun Newspaper.