Thursday, June 13, 2024


Ambergris Caye celebrates Easter with religious processions, beach parties, and a kayak competition

The Easter festivities on San Pedro Town, Ambergris Caye, provided several activities for those seeking to enjoy the annual holiday on the island. From the Passion of Christ play led by the San Pedro Catholic Church to recreational activities on the beach and the yearly kayak race to Secret Beach, San Pedro did not disappoint and welcomed hundreds of visitors over the weekend.

Good Friday sees the reenactment of the Passion of Christ in San Pedro Town

Easter is considered the holiest time of the year. In San Pedro Town, the Roman Catholic Church takes pride in celebrating the occasion honoring the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. This year, besides their scheduled church activities, one of the main events held on Good Friday, April 15th, saw the first-ever reenactment of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ on the island with an evening procession through downtown, which later ended at central park.

Busy Easter weekend on La Isla Bonita; were COVID-19 protocols followed?

This time, Easter in San Pedro Town was much busier than last year as a large influx of visitors from abroad, and Belizeans spent the long weekend on La Isla Bonita. With the current COVID-19 restrictions limiting social events, the usual large beach jamborees were absent for the second year in a row; consequently, the police reported fewer issues. Although businesses welcomed the large volume of visitors, it also caused concern as many believed COVID-19 protocols and health safety measures were not properly observed.

Police warn about Easter gatherings; curfew remains the same

Easter is usually a busy time in San Pedro Town, Ambergris Caye, and is popular for beach-time extravaganzas. However, for the second year in a row, Easter will be a quiet one because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The San Pedro Police Formation reminds everyone that hosting social events is against the current COVID-19 protocols. Anyone violating these regulations will be dealt with the full extent of the law. Currently there is a curfew from 10AM to 5AM, which expires this weekend and will continue for 15 days.

ComPol Williams warns against Easter gatherings

On Wednesday, March 10th, Commissioner of Police (ComPol) Chester Williams issued a stern warning regarding social events/gatherings for Easter. In a press release, the ComPol said that such activities are still prohibited under the current COVID-19 regulations.

Island Roman Catholics celebrate Easter despite the COVID-19 threat

Easter is observed as the holiest time of the year among many religious communities around the world, as they celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ on the third day after his crucifixion. In San Pedro Town, the Roman Catholic Church observes the occasion every year with many scheduled events to honor Christ. This year, however, the celebrations saw a couple of changes due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The mass gathering was not allowed and during the annual procession, which usually sees hundreds of faithful Catholics participating on Good Friday, the religious walk witnessed the smallest procession, registering just a handful of persons during the anticipated event.

Hope Haven receives donation; continues work in the community

Hope Haven continues to do great work on the island of San Pedro Town, and one of their focus is providing shelter for children of Ambergris Caye.

Roman Catholics celebrate Easter week on Ambergris Caye

The Roman Catholic community honored Easter on the island with special observances that ranged from creating sawdust tapestries to religious processions.