|Mauricio Islas was mobbed by fans as he arrives in San Pedro
San Pedro welcomes Mauricio
Hundreds of fans were on hand
last Sunday to greet novela
superstar Mauricio Islas as he
arrived from Corozal. The
Mexican superstar visited San
Pedro in his capacity as emcee for
the Reina de la Costa Maya
Pageant. As he was escorted by
Deputy Mayor, Eiden Salazar Jr.
via golf cart, many had a chance
to steal a kiss from the famous
soap opera star.
Mauricio was then transported to
the Villas at Banyan Bay where he had time to freshen up from his flight and get ready to proceed
to the Holiday Hotel for dinner with the contestants of the Costa Maya Pageant.
Costa Maya Festival '99 in Review
The long awaited San Pedro International Costa Maya Festival once again
proved to be the number one festival of the year. Present during opening
night were the Ministers of Tourism of Mexico, El Salvador, Guatemala,
Honduras and Belize. The Prime Minister of Belize, Right Honorable Said
Musa, Deputy Prime Minister, Honorable John Briceño and their wives were
also present, along with the delegation of the Mundo Maya Organization.
by The San Pedro Sun
pageant theme was brought to light with representation of the five Mundo
Maya countries by a parade of flags carried by members of the San Pedro
Dance Company, followed by a "Parade of Nations" by pageant contestants.
We are happy to also report
that, even with the thousands of people that attended the festival daily,
KBH Security, the Tourism Police and the San Pedro Police Department kept
the festival crime free. This year, the festival also invested in state of
the art booths and a very impressive stage and lighting system.
The eighth annual Costa Maya Festival proved to be very successful,
thanks to the hard work of the committee members and the great response of
the community. Special thanks to the San Pedro Youth Corp for the wonderful
job of keeping the festival grounds clean.
thanks to Juan Carlos Rodriguez of Chetumal, Mexico who designed the
backdrop for the stage and to Mr. Efrain Guerrero Jr. for the colorful
paint job. We are pleased to say that Costa Maya 1999 appears to have been
a HUGE success.
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