Monday, November 30, 2009

AIDS Solidarity Walk

The San Pedro AIDS Commission held its annual AIDS Solidarity Walk in commemoration of World AIDS Day on Sunday, November 29. Supporters gathered at Central Park at 9am and proceeded to walk through the main streets of downtown San Pedro. The Solidarity Walk culminated with an HIV/AIDS fair at Central Park with information booths, food sale, rapid HIV testing and music.

Local Artists Display their Work

Local artists set up shop at Central Park over the weekend to display their most recent works of art. It was a display of excellent artistry, full of vibrant colors of San Pedro's island life. Artists displaying their work included Eduardo 'Papo' Alamilla, 'Chuy' Elusterio Carillo, Justin Quintanilla, Noel Zac, Roxy Bradley and Fred Trejo.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Celebrating 25th Anniversary of Township

San Pedro Town Celebrates its 25th Anniversary of Township with a parade through downtown. Most floats depicted the small village life that San Pedro once had. November 27, 2009

The San Pedro Town Council handed out special awards to key and influential residents
Nurse Natalie Palen here with Hon. Manuel Heredia and Mayor Paz

Angel Nuñez receives award

Mayor Paz revealed the new flag for San Pedro Town

Entertainment was provided by the San Pedro Dance Company

The evening ended with a grand fireworks display

Friday, November 27, 2009

Christmas Tree Going Up!

The San Pedro Town Council is already working on erecting a giant Christmas Tree in the middle of Central Park. We bet its gonna look spectacular. Will post pictures of the final look when they light up the tree.

Protest Against Water Rate Increase

A protest march took place this morning to publicly show opposition against the Public Utilities Commission’s (PUC) initial approval of a 10.6% increase of water rates for the Belize Water Service Ltd. A small group of island residents partook in the march around town at around 9a.m. this morning. Signatures were also collected against the rate increase that will be forwarded to the PUC.

Liberty Children’s Home Fundraiser a Success

- Press Release, Liberty Children’s Home - We want to thank everyone who contributed to the 5K walk/run for Liberty Children's Home on Sunday where $6,000 was collected and will all go to direct services and food for the children. Cindy Vigna at Pedro's collected the most, a whopping $1,030 to sponsor her walk in the event. Thanks to Stacey Bove at Captain Morgan's who organized the event, managing all the details from juice, muffins, water etc. to a hot meal at Captain Morgan's. Thanks to Pirate's Pizza who donated pizzas for the fourteen kids, director, and staff from Liberty who stayed in DFC Saturday night.

Donations are critical to the survival of Liberty House. While new means of financial support are being put in place, every dollar counts to buy food and pay staff and utilities. Contact Delfena Mitchell at Liberty 225-2158 or 624-3696.