Teachers’ and Nurses’ Day celebrated on SP

Thursday, May 24th, 2012

Teachers and Nurses on Ambergris Caye were treated to a special party at the Lion’s Den on Thursday, May 17th hosted by the San Pedro Town Council (SPTC) and the Area Representative Hon. Manuel Heredia. In Belize, May 12th and 18th were celebrated as Nurses’ and Teachers’ Days respectively and organizers annually combine the event to show gratitude to these vital community figures. According to Deputy Mayor of San Pedro, Severo Guerrero Jr., this is the ninth occasion that the SPTC and the Area Representative teamed up to honor the teachers and nurses. Approximately 160 teachers, nurses and doctors attended the event and they all received a Teacher’s/Nurse’s Day T-shirt, a three course meal, drinks and gifts, plus they danced the night away with Rompe Raja.

Both Hon. Heredia and Mayor of San Pedro Daniel “Danny” Guerrero addressed the attendees, thanking them for contributing to the growth of the island. A special recognition was given to Teacher Leni Flores of the San Pedro Roman Catholic School (SPRCS) for her longstanding contribution in the area of education on the island. Miss Leni, who has been with the SPRCS for the past 33 years, will be going on early retirement at the end of the 2011/2012 school year due to health reasons.

The SPTC would like to express a special thank you to Rompe Raja for the music, Grand Belizean Estates for providing the T-shirts, Bowen and Bowen Limited for the drinks and the business community for the prizes and gifts.

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