Friday, June 21, 2024


Women’s month events highlight island women

March is Women's Month worldwide, and in San Pedro Town, several activities are held to celebrate the special occasion. Some events ranged from sports to special gatherings in which women's efforts and contributions to the island community were highlighted.

Women in Business course to empower young San Pedro ladies

On Monday, February 27th, a two-week training named 'Women in Business' was officially launched at the Hidden Treasure restaurant. The training will see several young ladies learning marketing skills, how to start a small business, and practice work ethics.

Former island beauty ambassador Michelle Nuñez graduates with honors

Michelle Estrella Nuñez successfully completed a Bachelors's Degree in Social Work and graduated Cum Laude from the University of Belize on October 23rd. The former island beauty ambassador shared her joy of achieving such a milestone in her education, driven by her passion for empowering young girls in San Pedro Town.

Colleen’s Kitchen at San Pedro Food Bank distributes recycled bags

Every day, Colleen’s Kitchen at the San Pedro Food Bank at Hope Haven provides meals to underprivileged children and adults. This program is made possible thanks to local restaurateurs who keep the initiative alive. To further engage the local community and even visitors in contributing to the worthy cause, recycled cotton bags are being distributed at different convenience stores. In exchange, patrons (visitors) are asked to kindly donate any grocery items upon departure that can be used by the food bank at Hope Haven, San Pedro’s Children’s Home and Community outreach Center located on Lion Street, across from the Maya Island Air.

2nd Annual Raise Me Up Masquerade Party a success!

Island residents brought the glam at Raise Me Up 2nd Annual Masquerade Party on May 19th, raising funds through silent auctions, casino games and more to benefit Hope Haven, The SHINE Center, Raise Me Up, The Literacy Program, San Pedro Kids Club, Colleen’s Kitchen at San Pedro Food Bank and ACES.

Rise and SHINE 5K run/walk declared a success

Bright and early on Saturday, April 21st, islanders came together for the first ever ‘Rise and Shine’ 5k Run/Walk.

SHINE hosts ‘Women’s Empowerment Week’

SHINE center celebrated Women’s Empowerment Week from Monday, February 5th through the 7th at the Hope Haven Center located behind Maya Island Air, in San Pedro Town.

SHINE to host A Starry Night fundraising event

A special fundraising event titled ‘A Starry Night,’ in support of On Eagle Wings Belize and SHINE programs will be held on Friday, December 9th.