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Top Stories - February 2009



The PPAA Sixth Annual Sidewalk Art Festival
Exactly Six years ago, on the 14th and 15th of February, 2004, the first PPAA Sidewalk
Art Festival opened in Placencia. The origin of the Art Festival however was not with the PPAA....

S.O.S. Save our Sidewalk!
The Placencia Sidewalk was formerly known as the “World’s Narrowest Main Street” in the Guinness Book
of World Records, once a busy path for locals and tourists, is now nearly empty and abandoned....

Winning Design for Placencia Lobsterfest 2009 T-shirt
Congratulations to Grayson Sierra, the artist who won this year’s Placencia Lobsterfest t-shirt design vote!
Find out more about Grayson in the nextissue of the Placencia Breeze....

PADI Digital Underwater Photo Course & Whale Shark
Photo ID Training Offered in Placencia 28th February

A second PADI Digital Underwater Photography Course will be offered to 12 tour guides
in Placencia February 2325, 2009. The classes will be 6-9pm at the SEAbelize conference room....

A ‘Green Living' Tip (Or Two)
Uses for old bread bags: I was going through some of my old stuff recently and found a bundle of
photos stored in a bread bag from thebakery we owned when I was a kid - that’s well over 20 years ago....

Belize Unveils $13.5m Sustainable Tourism Plan
The Government of Belize (GOB) has committed to a four-year, US$13.5 million
dollar plan to promote and practice responsible tourism development in the country....

Know Your (New) Labour Laws
BTIA has been asked by the Belize Chamber of Commerce and Industry to provide its position on
Severance Pay, an attempt to present an alternative to the disastrous for businesses proposal from Cabinet..

Spotlight on Placencia BTIA: Lola's Arts
A little background about Lola:...

Goss Chocolate Recipes (Yummy)
Goss Chocolate is a small family owned and operated chocolate enterprise in beautiful Southern
Belize, the historic Cradle of Chocolate. Their chocolate is 100% natura, organicl and healthful....

Preditory Lionfish sighted in Belizean Waters
The Westerhaven is not the only one to cause damageto the Barrier Reef. Another case reported 23 January
which Duane Miller, owner of Bread & Butter Caye was fined for using live corals as landfill on his island....


Please Don't Take the Sea Stars From Our Sea
Marine scientists have undertaken the difficult task of replacing the beloved starfish’s
common name with sea star because, well, the starfish is not a fish. It’s an echinoderm.....

Who is Baron Bliss?
Commonly known as Baron Bliss (16 February 1869 – 9 March 1926), was a British born traveler who willed
some U.S.$2 mil to a trust fund for the benefit of the citizens of Belize....


Healthy Initiatives from the fitness gurus of Placencia
Get fit after Baby arrives, recognizing signs of a stroke, all this and more each month in the Placencia Breeze

The St. John's Building Project Continues
he St. John’s School Building project is thrilled to announce that the walls on the upstairs are being built!!!!!

Help the Environment & Support Education
Refill water bootles, conserve on plastics and help St. John's School all in one!!!!.



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