Friday, 27 June 2014

La Isla Bonita Elementary School Fashion Fiesta

The island of San Pedro is well known for the best events about fashion show from kids, to school, to adults each and everyone enjoy's fashion show. We proudly announce the Fashion Fiesta show that was held on June 26th at the Angel Nunez Auditorium. The school of La Isla Bonita showcased their fashion  show that was organized by the principal of the school. The class from Infant one to Standard 6th boys and girls came out to display their fashion show. All of the kid's came out dress Casual Short pants, to sports wear, to Beach wear and evening dress.

It All began as the Master of Ceremony Angel Nunez and Gavin Zapata where the host for the event. They both kept the audience entertained throughout the show. As the commencement of the show Jucelly Badillo opened the show with a great dance performance. Modeling was up next as both MC's presented the girls and boys from the smallest to the biggest wearing their Casual Short Pants. Great clothing for this summer clothing were showcased by the kid's. It was an entertaining show for the crowd as the the youngest one's just enjoyed being on stage dancing while modeling.

The event continued as Elina Palma and Marhtalicia Vasquez performed their song on stage. As summer is here the weather is warm the Beach Wear Modeling was up next for students of La Isla Bonita when they came out dressed as Beach wear. With the different sponsors in town each student Modeled with no fear. With boys wearing their water pants to girls wearing their beach bikini and shades the crowd cheered up for their favorite one's.

Shannon Nunez  and Giselly Rodriguez made a performance dance show on stage dancing their way throw the presentation. Their move kicked of with great performance. With no fear while dancing it looked that they din't made any mistake while enjoying their time dancing. The San Pedro Dance Academy introduced the audience with an dance performance on stage that quiet silenced the crowd to listen their dance. Through the dance it was well practice without mistakes. claps came from audience for their great performance.

The MC's now introduced the audience the Modeling for the Sports Wear. Boys and girls came out wearing their favorite Sports Wear obviously, it looked like football was the most popular one. For some it was boxing, Basketball Player, Volleyball, Tennis, and other sports wear. The students wear just having the fun night out making the audience laugh.

Neslen Rivero from Isla Bonita  came on the night of the event long dressed, high heels and a great voice.   One of the well dance group on the island well known as they showcased their show on various shows on the island such as international Costa Maya, events on schools or at the Central Park for events is well known San Pedro Revolution Dance. With the popularity of the group growing more and more this one group no one didn't wanted to miss. Children where into the show dance to adults enjoyed the show well presented by the San Pedro Dance Revolution.
 Last, the Evening Wearing by the boys and girls showcased their dress for going out. Girls with their different evening dress and boys wearing their different tuxedo. At every presentation throughout the show all students  came out with sponsors that where entitled the students that where given to wear. The was a great night to  see. One of the youngest presentation of the show was a youngster that sing a song. She is well known as Samantha Munoz that song her rendition song.  The audience cheered for her song that made her feel special. Very well performance by Munoz.
 At the end of the show the principal of the school gave her vote of thanks thanking each person that made it to the show hoping that everyone enjoyed the Fashion Fiesta Show. With each Modeling student they perform very well. It was an interesting show to see. Modeling can be for everyone to enjoy and I hope the school keeps it up.

Embassy of Mexico to Belize - Embajada de México en Belice

The Embassy of Mexico cordially invites you to a Clarinet Concert by PAAX UTIA'AL IIK which will be held on Saturday, July 5th, 2014 at 6:30 pm. FREE ENTRANCE and it will be held at the Institute of Mexico in Belize City Corner of Newtown Barracks & Wilson Street.

Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Opening of the Art show in San Pedro, Belize/ Dia De San Pedro schedule event

Here is the event for the future days: Wednesday June 25th 7:30pm Lecture of the Caste War, June 25th- 29th Art show exhibition at the House of Culture, June 27th La Bajada Old football field 7pm (Come bring your family for the opening ceremony of the Dia De San Pedro, Dance Company and more), June 28th La Alborada 6pm at the Roman Catholic church 6pm,  entertainment at the old football field @ 10pm live music at the old football field with super fura and more and don't miss the fireworks display, June 29th Mesa De Pescado at 4am, 5am fishermen Breakfast, 6am boat procession, All day fishing Rodeo.

In the month of June San Pedro celebrates Dia De San Pedro better known as St. Peter (San Pedro) which is celebrated on June 29th. Where the local traditional joins together for the Desayunos\Breakfast, Patron Saint's on day of the procession A week full of events on the third week of the month is full of activities before the opening of the Dia De San Pedro. 

100's of people from visitors, to local, from around the country come out to witness the local culture. This tradition is closely organize by the Catholic Church. This Culture is known for the religious, the culture and the festivities. La Bajada is a religious culture Novena for ten days which follows through the event of the Dia De San Pedro. San Pedro is a rich cultural part of the history about how it was an integral part of the Maya history and the traditions on island residents.

 Those who came out to see the photos on June 24th brought good memories of the old fishing industry in San Pedro  and those who grow up at the time of the fishing industry back in the 1900's. When the fishing industry where much popular at the time and less populated as a village the fishermen spent more time hauling more fish immediately putting it in a tank on the boat whenever the TARAYA\fishing net is thrown.  

The fishermen sailed off to Belize City and Corozal to sell fish which they benefited more on selling fish. If the fish wasn't sold all the fish was cleaned, opened, and  the meat is cut and last salt is rubbed on the fish overnight until 90 percent is preserved. After the process it was taken to  Corozal,  Belize City, Sarteneja and along the villages in Barrios Guatemala.  This process is called corned dried\Pescado Seco meaning it was dried on the sun until it is 90 percent salted. 

This year the week event  will come alive with festivities music and cultural presentations. I visited the Opening Art Show On June 24th which started at around 6:30pm at Friendship Park in San Pedro. Here are the photo's down Below: 

The New U.S. Ambassador presented on the Credentials

The morning of June 24th, 2014 at the Belize House of culture, the Governor General of Belize, his Excellency Sir Colville Young received the letters of credence of the new United States of America Ambassador to Belize, His Excellency Carlos Moreno. 

In his presentation, Ambassador Moreno expressed his desire to work with the Government of Belize in matters of mutual interest, issues relating to youth, culture, education, health and commerce. He further stated there is great potential for continuing strong relations between the two countries.

The Governor General welcomed the Ambassador and thanked him for kind words of friendship and cooperation. He also expressed particular interest in building relations as it relates to youth. Also in attendance for the presentation was the U.S.charge d'Affaires Margaret Hawthorne.

Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Public Advisory on Use of Specific Health Products

Belmopan June 24, 2014. The Minister of Health has received a public notification from the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA), through the International Health Regulations of the World Health Organization, on Health products that consumers are advised not to purchase. 

Consumers are advised not  purchase or use the following products that are promoted and sold for weight loss website or in retail stores: Dr. Ming's Chinese Capsule, 7 days Herbal Slim, Slimimg Diet Berry Plus, Asset Extreme, Slim Easy, Herbs Capsule, 7 days Herbal Slim, Sliming Diet Berry Plus, Asset Extreme, SlimEasy Herbs Capsule and Meizitang Citrus, FDA Laboratory confirms that these products contain Sibutramine, a controlled substance removed from the market for safety reasons in October of 2010.  

In addition, consumers are advised to not purchse or use the following products promoted and sold for sexual enhancement: CONTROL all natural sexual enhancement and Best Whips. according to the FDA, these products contain the undeclared ingredients Sulfoaildenafil and Dimenthylsildenafil. These ingredients may interact with nitrates found in medications prescribed specifically to men suffering from diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol or heart disease. 

The Ministry of Health reiterates outlined above. These products ma interact in life-threatening ways with other medications. Consumers who are using the products should end use immediately and dispose them. Users who have experienced any negative side effects of these products should consult a health care professional as soon as possible. 

A Health and Wellness Message from your Ministry of Health.

For more information visit the United States Food and Drug administration website: or the Ministry of Health website:

Monday, 23 June 2014

Press release by the Fisheries Department Conch Season to close

The Belize Fisheries Department would like to take this opportunity to inform the general public that conch season will be closed effective on July 1st and it will remain closed until midnight September 30th. As reminder, we note that failure to comply with the close season will result in persecution in court under regulation three (1) (b) of the fisheries regulation, Chapter 210 Subsidiary Laws of Belize R.E. 2003.

The Department Hereby's  makes special appeal to the fisheries and the public, to uphold the fisheries regulations in regards to conch and other marine and urges all responsible citizens to call 224-4552/20623 to report any infrastructure.

The department can also be reached or The public is assured that all information communicated to the fisheries department will be treated with the strictest of confidence.

The new U.S. Ambassador Carlos Moreno arrived With his wife in Belize

A press release made by Barrack Obama  on July 8, 2013 USA Today Report, Obama has tapped Carlos Roberto Moreno, where Carlos Moreno was unanimously confirmed by the US Congress as the new US ambassador to Belize. He was born in November 4, 1948 and is a Mexican-American jurist who has been confirmed to be United States Ambassador to Belize. 

Following his retirement from the Supreme Court of California in 2011, Moreno is currently of counsel with the California-based law firm Irell & Manella. Moreno was considered to be a leading candidate to replace retiring Justice David Souter on the U.S. Supreme Court The importance on the announcement said by President Obama is that it places on Belize that he chose a man of Mr Moreno’s talents and stature to represent the United States.

A retired California Supreme Court Justice, Carlos Moreno, had announced where he had at last received senatorial approval to Continue on diplomatic mission to Belize as US Ambassador. The Ambassador arrived in Belize on Saturday morning, June 20, Ambassador Carlos Moreno along with his wife to begin his Ambassadorship. 

The first trip he made couple of years ago he visited Belize, Mexico and Guatemala. Moreno is able to speak fluently in Spanish and is the son of Mexican immigrants; he thinks of himself as a “catious” jurist. As an Associate Justice of the California Supreme Court, Justice Moreno reviewed on appeal a wide range of civil and criminal cases, which have substantial state and federal constitutional implications. 

With his appointment to the Supreme Court of California, he became only the third judge of Hispanic heritage to serve in the Court's nearly 150-year history, and the first in more than a decade. He attended local public schools (such as Solano Elementary) before going east to Yale University, from which he graduated in 1970

According to US newspaper reports, others consider him as character of a competitive  for gay rights. back in 2009, he was the only California Supreme Court justice who would collect votes to overthrow Proposition Eight, an initiative that reinstated a ban on same-sex marriages.  In anticipation of his diplomatic tour, Moreno has released a message to Belizeans in which he speaks of his unstinting support for human rights, rule of law, as well as his passion for culture.

Sunday, 22 June 2014

San Pedro 2014 Block Party Lobster fest Festival

Each year the community of San Pedro celebrates the opening of the Lobster season which is held in June. You didn't wanted to miss this event. Lobster fest was filled with events through out the week in different locations in San Pedro. Each member's where stamped with their 2014 lobster crawl during the week.

This past Saturday was the biggest Block Party of the week was held in Central Park on June 21st. From tourist, to local, from wherever each and everyone enjoyed the music beat to the Lobster food being served and Drinks in each restaurants booth that came out this year.

It all commenced with Steel Pan all the way from Belmopan the ''Panderiffix''. With the instrumental well set up and the team well lined up they showed off their well performed music beats. They did an excellent job playing the music beats. Each year they perform better and better at the Lobster fest and the event keeps getting better.

Meanwhile, everyone where trying the Lobster food Lobster tail, BBQ Lobster, Cocktail, Lobster, Lobster Pizza and much more it all went well until midnight. If you went with an empty stomach  I hope you enjoyed each and every plate that was served. I tried the Elvi's Kitchen Lobster Stuffed Jalapeno, Lobster Chicken Dip, Lobster Cocktail, Lobster Burger and a Drink to go with it. While, trying the food I kept myself entertained with the steel drum music.

I visited all 15 boots that where Coco Blanco Pinocchio, Fido's, Pineapple Ramon's Village, Jambel Jerk Pit, Pirate's Restaurant, Caliente, The AIDS Commission, Cayo Espanto, Casa Picasso, Information on Red Cross both, Lobster fest T-shirt both, Pedro's inn, Carlo's and Ernie's, Hidden Treasure, Elvi's Kitchen, Robbins Kitchen. Which their food smelled hmmm good. A creation of well presented and tasty food you just had have more.

At the Judging time the judges had a difficult time choosing which one would be their favorite.The winner's for the 2014 where for the best drink was Hidden Treasure and Caso Picasso. For the best Lobster Dish was won by Risotto. The San Pedro Aids Commission won the best booth. Continuation of the block party was SUPA G played lived msic for the public. Very nice night was at Lobsterfest 2014.

Their where also painting artist
Elvi's Kitchen Stuffed Lobster Jalapeno

Steel Drum Paneriffix from Belmopan presented in San Pedro Lobster fest 2014