Friday, August 29, 2008

Reef Radio Karaoke Winners Week 3

Natalie Arceo and Julianie Furguson qualified as the top two singers for week three of competition at the Reef Radio's Karaoke Competition. It was a night of great performances and great singing as the competition gets tighter and better. If you want to save one of the other three contestants who did not qualify for the final round of competition this week, visit to vote for your favorite. One winner from all the five weeks of competition goes directly to the finals. Your vote counts.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Miss San Pedro at Belize Legacy Resort

The Miss San Pedro contestants continue their tours around town in preparation for the Miss San Pedro Pageant on Saturday, August 30, 2008. Here are some pictures of their photo shoot at the Belize Legacy Resort in North Ambergris Caye taken by Jose Luis Zapata.

Voting for Ambergris Today's Miss San Pedro Internet continues at Your favorite wins clothing and accessories at Moondancer. Voting ends just before pageant begins, so make your vote count.

Friday, August 22, 2008

Reef Radio Karaoke Winners WK 2

Week two of the famous Reef Radio Karaoke brought us brighter lights, brighter voices and brighter judging. It was a hot contest from beginning to end as Rivero charmed us with romantic melodies and Hyde with hot reggae music.

Demi was a rock star but more popular with the crowd than the judges. Diane and Elizabeth delighted us with the golden oldies that have the Spanish versions. As for Omar Mendez, he was romantic as usual but short of a little energy.

Overall it was a great second week for promoter Eiden Salazar despite the minor difficulties by the technicians.

Congratulations to first place Wilber Rivero and Leroy Hayde.

Now to save one of the four who did not quite make it but who are good anyways, you can vote for your favorite on

Until next week at Jaguar’s Temple Night Club.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Traffic Accident

On Sunday, August 17, a scooter collided against a golf cart on Tarpon Street. Reports have it that around 8:15 p.m . on Sunday, Miriam Rodriguez, Salvadoran domestic, of the Escalante Subdivision was driving a four seater golf cart with license plate BZC 30941 going in an eastern direction and noticed that a scooter driven by a male person coming from Pescador Drive was heading toward her direction swerving from side to side.

In an attempt to avoid a collision with the scooter, she swerved to the right side of the road and the scooter still hit the rear end of the golf cart. The scooter along with the person driving it fell to the floor. The male person appeared to be under the influence and started an argument with Rodriguez.

The male person was detained due to his behavior and apparent state of intoxication. No charges were filed against him and he was released the following morning. No one received injuries and the golf cart had minor dents on the rear fender.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

September Celebrations' Song Competition

Nine songs out of a list of thirteen submissions have been selected by the Patriotic Song Competition Judges. These nine songs will be presented at the Finals to be held on Friday, August 22, 2008 commencing at 8:00 p.m. at the House of Culture in Belize City.

Alex Noralez from San Pedro Ambergris Caye is one of the nine competing for the Patriotic Song along with Lila Vernon, Silas Sabal, Joseph Lawrence, Herman Usher, Silas Sabal, Elroy Martinez, Jude Castillo & Aaron Cassonova.
To vote for Alex Noralez or the other 8 competing visit

Alex Noralez, Berne & Jude Castillo have been selected the top three winners for the Carnival Song Competition. These winners will be featured at the Patriotic Song Competition Finals at House of Culture in Belize City.

Visit the website and listen to all competing songs as well as the top three Carnival songs.

Monday, August 18, 2008

Lower Pump Prices!!

The Ministry of Finance wishes to advise the public of lower pump prices for fuel products that came into effect as of midnight August 12, 2008.

The pump prices per gallon for fuel products have been reduced as follows:

Premium Gasoline – From $11.49 to $10.41

Regular Gasoline – From $11.19 to $10.01

Kerosene Oil – From $11.63 to $10.43

Diesel Oil – From $11.74 to $10.60

The Ministry of Finance advises that this action is in keeping with Government’s commitment to pass on in full any decrease in the acquisition to the Belizean Consumers.

The Ministry also informs the public that, in keeping Government policy, any future price changes in acquisition cost will be passed on fully to the prices at the pump.

As for San Pedro prices for Regular gasoline went from $11.69 to $10.51 and Diesel Oil from $12.23 to $11.09.

Friday, August 15, 2008

Reef Radio Karaoke Winners Wk 1

The first round of competition at the Reef Radio Tele/Radio Karaoke took place last night at Jaguar's Temple Night club with two singers qualifying to the finals. Hector Hernandez was chosen by the judges while Joel Andino was selected by an audience vote.

Four more rounds of competition are left with eight singers left to qualify. Two winners of each round qualify to the finals, plus one lucky 'loser' of all five rounds gets to go to the finals with your vote. YOU make this final contestant go straight to the finals by voting for your favorite at Reef Radio's Website The grand finals take place on September 18.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Fatal Golf Cart Accident

About 6:20 a.m. Police responded to a call of a traffic accident involving a dump truck and a golf car in the Mosquito Coast Area. Upon their arrival to the area the accident victim was already being transported to the clinic to receive medical attention.

According to official reports, the victim of the accident was Vidal Escalante, 21-year old resident of Mosquito Coast, originally from Belmopan. Information gathered by officials claim that Escalante was driving a golf cart (#17 from Captain G’s) heading towards town while the garbage truck was heading to the dumpsite, when Escalante fell asleep while driving andswerved into the direction of the truck and collided into it.

At the time of the accident, Escalante was being accompanied by a female friend. Edmir Dominguez, 32-year old resident of San Pedro was the driver of the Town Council’s garbage truck and is currently in police custody. Escalante was taken to Ambergris Hopes Clinic since the doctor on call for the poly clinic was not available. He was then pronounced dead on arrival by Dr. Otto Rodriguez. The body was then transported to Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital where he awaits a postmortem. More information will be provided as it becomes officially available.

New Miss San Pedro Website

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Visit the new Miss San Pedro website at

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

La Chupitos Fills Festival with Laughter

If you did not make it to the Costa Maya Festival on Sunday night, then you missed one of the best performances of the Festival. Mexican Comedian La Chupitos was highly entertaining and had everybody laughing from start to finish of her performance.

She fell in love with San Pedro and its people that Ambergris Today found out that she extended her stay on the island and went property shopping.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Street Bumps & Signs

During the long and busy weekend that was Costa Maya Festival, the Traffic Department took time to paint the speed bumps (sleeping policeman) and install signs so that the large influx of visitors were aware of the island speed limit and avoid speeding over the speed bumps. Kudos to the department.

Miss San Pedro Photo Gallery

The Miss San Pedro Pageant draws near, set for August 30, and the six contestants prepare to hit the stage to compete for the coveted title. Already, the girls have been involved in various photo shoots and traveled to western Belize and to neighboring Chetumal, Mexico. Here are a few pictures of the young ladies as they visited the Cayo District and explored the countryside and caves. Here are (in order of appearance) Miss Rosely Castillo, Anna Haylock, Daisy Menjivar, Tanya Rejon, Roshany Rivero and Lizette Vasquez.

More to come!

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Costa Maya Festival Opens with a Blast

The entertainment lineup for opening night at this years Costa Maya Festival was Supa Hot with Belizean entertainer Supa G rocking his latest hits from his new album, plus great hits like 'Lay di Pipe'.

Klan-Destinos Mix it Up!
Honduran band Klan-Destinos entertained the crowd with their mix of reggaeton, bachata and rap. The crowd kept on dancing past midnight to their mixes of popular songs making hits worldwide.

Fabiola Rojas Impresses
The fifteen year old performer from Guatemala left everybody in awe the instant she sang the first note of her song. Fabiola's powerhouse voice kept everybody wanting more as she performed song by Mariah Carey and Whitney Houston.

Chupitos & Grupo Bryndis Arrive

Hundreds made their way to the airport as Comedian La Chupitos arrived to the island on board Tropic Air. The crowds rushed to get a peek at the famous comedian who will perform Sunday, August 10 at the Costa Maya Festival.

An hour after the arrival of La Chupitos, Grupo Bryndis arrived with Maya Island Air. An even larger crowed gathered and mobbed the band members, rushing to get pictures, autographs and quick glimpse of them. Grupo Bryndis Performs tonight at the Costa Maya Festival.

One fan lucky enough to get her CD and Fesitval Ticket autographed

Friday, August 8, 2008

Miss Guatemala Crowned Miss Costa Maya 2008

It was a pageant that broke all the barriers and proved to be the best one up to date. Everyone who attended the pageant had a great time with a pageant that did not disappoint. The judges had the most difficult task of selecting a new queen, as all the eight delegates proved to be gorgeous, poised, elegant and smart on stage. In the end only one could be the winner and that was Miss Guatamala, Jennifer Chiong. Coming in second was Miss Costa Rica, Elena Cordoba and Miss Honduras, Alejandra Mendoza placed third and won best cultural dress. More on next week's issue of Ambergris Today. Gallery of Miss Costa Maya Contestants coming soon!

Vote For Miss San Pedro Internet

The poll is now open to vote for your favorite Miss San Pedro Contestant. The one with most votes wins a dress and accessories at Moondancer. Click on poster for more details.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Meet the Miss San Pedro Contestants

Pageant to take place on Saturday, August 30, 2008

Six beautiful young ladies will be vying for the title of Miss San Pedro on Saturday, August 30, 2008. The six attractive San Pedranas who will be on center stage at this year’s pageant are Rosely Castillo, Anna Haylock, Daisy Menjivar, Tanya Rejon, Roshany Rivero and Lizette Vasquez. Read more at

Miss Fido's Costa Maya Bikini

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Costa Maya Festival is finally here and to get things started Fido’s Courtyard held a bikini contestant with the lovely contestants of the Costa Maya International Pageant on Tuesday, August 5.

Everybody was out at Fido’s supporting their favorite beauty contestants as they got everyone on their feet and cheering them. The contestants modeled three different swimsuits; the judges for the event were Debbie Wade, Dustin Bowen, Ramon Nuñez, Brian Cook and Nancy Nida.

The competition was hot, hot, hot as the girls walked the run way and received a warm applause from the crowd. At the end of the night there was a tie between two of the lovely contestants that was broken with a final walk-off.

Miss Costa Rica, María Elena Quesada Córdoba, took the prestigious title of the first-ever Fido’s Costa Maya Bikini Contest. This bikini contest will have no influence on the results of the Costa Maya Pageant being held tonight, so come on out to the Old Football Field and cheer for your favorite contestant!

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Miss San Pedro Photo Shoot

Photos will soon be available of the Miss San Pedro contestants as they traveled to Cayo District for an exotic photo shoot that included a day of exploring caves, cave tubing and exploring San Ignacio. Here are two pictures of behind the scenes of the photo shoot done by Luis Zapata.

Memorial Mass for Richie Woods

There will be a Memorial Mass for Richard Loring Woods, better known as “Ritchie”, which will take place on Wednesday, August 6, at 5:30p.m. at Holy Redeemer Cathedral, in Belize City. . Ritchie passed away on July 19, 2008. He is survived by two sisters, Lynnie Woods Sullivan and Patty Woods Wotton. All friends and relatives are invited to attend.

Costa Maya Delegates Visit Shark Ray Alley

After their early morning photo shoot in San Pedro on Sunday, August 3, the Costa Maya Pageant contestants were treated to a day out at sea aboard Seaduction Catamaran of Seaduced. Their first stop of the trip was at Shark Ray Alley where all the girls were more than excited to jump in the water. They were amazed by all the sites and creatures they encountered at the reef.

Their next stop was at Caye Caulker where they were hosted by Rainbow Restaurant for a magnificent lunch which included fresh fish and skewered shrimp. DELICIOUS! They were able to take a short walk along the beach and greeted locals as they headed back to the catamaran for the ride back home. The day concluded with dinner at El Patio Restaurant in San Pedro.