Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Queen of the Bay Contestants Visit SP

Ten beautiful contestants of the Queen of the Bay pageant arrived this morning in San Pedro, along with the reigning queen Miss Reena Usher for a short visit to tour the island as part of their activities prior to pageant night.

Pictured above (left to right) are Miss Freewtown – 19-year-old – Audralee Enriquez, Queen of the West – 16-year-old – Daniellie Rodriquez, Queen of the Bay Corozal – 17-year-old - Salomie Cardinez, Miss Belize City – 17-year-old – Diana Hemmans, Miss Punta Gorda – 18-year-old – Julie Vargas, Queen of the Bay 2009-2010 – Miss Reena Usher, Miss Independence – 19-year-old – Lisa Gutierrez, Queen of the Bay Belmopan – 20-year-old – Shaina Evelyn, Miss Placencia – 17-year-old – Ashley Glenn, Miss Belizean Pride – 17-year-old- Shanice Flowers and Miss Belizean Heaven – 18-year-old Shanice Skeen.

The contestants were greeted by Deputy Mayor Pablo Ico along with other members of the San Pedro Town Council and Mr. Eiden Salazar of the Reef Radio. The Queen of the Bay Pageant takes place this Saturday, September 4 at 7:00p.m. at Byrd’s Isle in Belize City.

Councilors Pablo Ico and Juan Alamilla present the contestants with gifts on behalf of the San Pedro Town Council. They were hosted for lunch at BC's Bar & Grill.

Councilors Juan Alamilla and Pablo Ico with Miss Reena Usher, Queen of the Bay 2009

Drowning Incident, North Ambergris Caye

Reports coming into our office since last night are that a resort maintenance worker drowned last night in an incident that took place at a pier after a night of partying. Gregorio Cornejo, 60-year-old, maintenance worker of a resort in North Ambergris Caye, drowned after he was pushed off a pier during a drunken scramble that involved three people. The men were apparently drinking during a staff party when the incident occurred. Cornejo’s body was transported to Belize City where an autopsy will be conducted and as of press time four people have been detained for questioning at the San Pedro Police Department. (More on this Thursday’s issue of Ambergris Today)

Monday, August 30, 2010

Ambergris Today Back in Office

Ambergris Today is Back in Office. Back from vacations and ready to work. Our next issue is out this Thursday, September 2!
We'll get back to our daily posts tomorrow, thanks for your patience. It's a beautiful day outside; ENJOY!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Mayor Elsa Paz Joins Oceana at Mississippi Gulf Coast

Audrey Matura-Shephard sent over these pictures of the press conference held yesterday by Oceana in Gulfport Mississsipi. Mayor Elsa Paz of San Pedro, Belize, expressed grave concern about the impact that offshore exploration will have on her island community of Ambergris Caye. She joined Oceana, Nautica and celebrities in Gulfport to lend support for the Gulf of Mexico Research Expedition. (Read More)

Oceana supporter/activist Morgan Freeman,Mayor Elsa Paz, VP Oceana in Belize, Audrey Matura-Shepherd and Oceana Board member/actor, Ted Danson (photo credit Erika Golding)

Mayor Elsa Paz and Supermodel Almudena Fernandez

Oceana Board member, Ted Danson; VP Belize, Audrey MAtura-Shepherd and Oceana supporter activist, Morgan Freeman

Mayor Elsa Paz of San Pedro Ambergris Caye; Morgan Freeman, supporter of Oceana and Audrey Matura-Shepherd, VP Oceana in Belize.