Monday, August 31, 2009

September Flags Go Up!

In the spirit of the upcoming September Celebrations and Belize Independence Day, the San Pedro Town Council has started to decorate the streets of San Pedro with flags that are being placed on the lamp posts. Everyone is encouraged to show their patriotism to Belize and decorate their houses with the patriotic colors of Red, White and Blue. A full schedule of the September Celebrations will be posted soon.

Ambergris Today and Pampered Paws start decorating

Gomez residence in the background

Ambergris Today, Back In Action

Ambergris Today is back from taking a 2-week break. The vacations did us well and we thank all those who told us that they missed their weekly fix of Ambergris Today Newspaper while we were gone. Our next publication comes out on Thursday, September 3. And you can always stay posted on the blog for daily news and information.

Miss San Pedro Pageant, Sept. 5

WOW! 33,072 Votes
have been cast on our online poll for Miss San Pedro Internet. Have you voted already? If not, you have until Friday at 12:00p.m. to cast your vote for your favorite Miss San Pedro contestant. The winner will be announced at the Miss San Pedro Pageant, on Saturday, September 5 at the Old Football Field. See you there.

Click above to visit Official Miss San Pedro Website

Click above to VOTE for Miss San Pedro Internet

Ambergris Today & Moondancer are awarding the candidate with the most viewer's votes with a special gift on pageant night.

Friday, August 14, 2009

More Articles/Videos from Costa Maya

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Costa Maya In Video

Ambergris Today is proud of always bringing you the best coverage of news and events on Ambergris Caye and Costa Maya Festival is no exception. We have a video performances of each artist that performed at this year's festival. Click HERE to view the list of videos available of Costa Maya 2009 - MORE TO COME.

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Thursday, August 13, 2009

Costa Maya Fest Extends Thanks

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Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Traffic Accident at Escalante Subdivision

Information is still forthcoming about a traffic accident that took place yesterday, August11, at the Escalante Subdivison. 'You Reporters" for Ambergris Today informed us about the collision between a taxi and a golf cart around mid afternoon. Official information from the Police Department has not made it to our office, but sources at the scene told us that a woman with a baby on hand and another small toddler next to her were on the golf cart as it struck the taxi coming in the opposite direction. Apparently the woman and toddler received minor bumps and bruises, but no serious injuries were apparent. More on this in tomorrow's edition of Ambergris Today Newspaper.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Hol Chan in CNN Travel’s Top 10

Underwater photographer and adventurer Tanya Burnett-Palmer of Coastal Living shares her favorite places to sightsee beneath the waves with CNN Travel. She puts San Pedro, Belize’s Hol Chan Marine Reserve in the 10 Top Spots to Snorkel. Here is her description of the marine reserve:

Hol Chan Marine Reserve, Belize
One of the western Caribbean's great delights resides roughly 20 minutes by boat from Ambergris Cay. On my first visit, I was mesmerized by dozens of nurse sharks, jacks, stingrays and grunts cavorting with snorkelers over turtle grass and reefs. Here, I have swum with the most substantial wild fish -- normally only seen by scuba divers -- in only 6 to 10 feet of water.
On-site secret: Float from the feeding area to the shallow reefs and discover a dreamlike setting of sun-dappled coral and tiny reef denizens. Keep an eye out for: eagle rays. On more than one occasion I've been thrilled to see a majestic spotted eagle ray soaring through the reefs.

Other top spots to snorkel include Dean's Blue Hole, Long Island, Bahamas; Crystal River, Florida; Rockhouse, Negril, Jamaica; Pigeon Cay, Honduras and Papalaua Wayside Park, Maui, Hawaii. (Click on image above to view entire article)

Monday, August 10, 2009

Patriotic Song Competition, Vote Now

Three local Sanpedranos have submitted one song in the Patriotic Song Competition as part of the September Celebrations 2009 and their entry has made it onto the final seven selections. Barrington Castillo, in collaboration with Natalie Arceo and Stephen Cruz, has submitted the song “Shout Belize” and they are asking for your votes to catapult their song to the number one spot. We just heard the song and it sounds great. You can listen to it online and vote for it by clicking on the link below. Help support our local artists!

Cristian Castro in Concert at Costa Maya Fest

The "Azul" singer highlighted the Costa Maya Festival on Saturday, August 8, 2009. Cristian Castro presented a spectacular show that had people singing in the rain. A brief shower pretty much cooled people of as they refused to find shelter midpoint Cristian's performance. The superstar of international caliber sang for close to two hours. More pictures and videos to come.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Cristian Castro Causes a Commotion

It was a mob scene much like the Hollywood Paparazzi chasing after Britney Spears, as Cristian Castro made his arrival to the Isla Bonita this afternoon on board the Reef Rocket of Discovery Expeditions. One of the most gigantic crowds, ever, littered the beach in front of Cholo’s Sports Bar as people wanted to get their first glance at the international artist. Cristian’s escorts had the terrible task of attempting to disperse the sea of people in order for Cristian to make it to his golf cart. He was escorted to his hotel room immediately after. Cristian is scheduled to perform at the Costa Maya Festival tonight, August 8.