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Caye Caulker Featured In An Interna...

Wayward is a new electronic group duo consisting of Louise Greenwood and Lawrence Gale Hayes from London via Leeds, England.  The music video featured...

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R.I.P. Orlando Carrasco

We offer our heartfelt condolences to the Carrasco family on the death of their loved one. Mr. Orlando Carrasco is one of the original residents of...

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Belize and Mexico exchange prisoner...

Kevin Smith, a native of Caye Caulker, was one of four prisoners transferred to Belize today in an exchange of prisoners between Mexico and Belize. ...

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R.I.P. Orlando Carrasco

We offer our heartfelt condolences to the Carrasco family on the death of their loved one. Mr. Orlando Carrasco is one of the original re...

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Miss Brittany Ysaguirre is the new Miss Lobster Fest

Congratulations to Miss Brittany Ysaguirre on winning the Miss Lobster Fest 2014 pageant. The pageant was hotly contested, with a total o...

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Theme for September Celebrations announced

The National Celebrations Commission is pleased to announce this year’s theme for September Celebrations 2014. The Selected theme is: Ind...

Only available seafront parcel in the village for sale!

Only seafront parcel in the village proper is for sale.

This is a rare opportunity to own a seafront parcel within the village with all utilities to it.

Seafront parcels anywhere on the South island are very rare to come by, and especially one with utilities to it.

This is your opportunity to own one.  Since the land is vacant, you can build the building of your dreams and not have to buy into someone else’s dream.

Property has commercial and residential potential.   Act now!  You will not find another seafront parcel with utility infrastructure available maybe for years.

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Caye Caulker Featured In An International Music Video

Wayward is a new electronic group duo consisting of Louise Greenwood and Lawrence Gale Hayes from London via Leeds, England.  The music video featured below has been going viral within the Belizean Community hence the name “Belize.  It is even more amazing because our very own islanders are featured in this video.  Pretty sure they didn’t know they were going to be a part of a music video!

Like and share the video!

 

R.I.P. Orlando Carrasco

We offer our heartfelt condolences to the Carrasco family on the death of their loved one.

Mr. Orlando Carrasco is one of the original residents of Caye Caulker and an island legend.

Together with his wife, Ellen McRae, they own several rental cabanas.

In the olden days, Mr. Carrasco was one the original fuel merchant selling gas to power the very few boats with outboard engines used on the island at that time.

R.I.P. Mr. Carrasco!

Belize and Mexico exchange prisoners

Kevin Smith, a native of Caye Caulker, was one of four prisoners transferred to Belize today in an exchange of prisoners between Mexico and Belize.

Kevin, along with four other men (3 Belizeans and a Honduran) were intercepted at sea near Xcalak by the Mexican Coast Guard in a joint operation in 2005.

The boat the 5 men were in was found with almost 3,000 pounds of cocaine.

All five men were arrested by Mexican police and sent to prison for 10 years on firearms charges.

Kevin will serve the remainder of his sentence at the Belize Central Prison in Hattieville.

Back To School Drive

Items can be dropped off at Step By Step Tutoring Center – Sayonara Pasos, opposite of Sea N Sun Stationery Shop.

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R.I.P. Mr. Tony Vega, Sr.

Condolences to the family of Mr. Tony Vega, Sr.

The elder Mr. Vega is one of the founding fathers of the nation’s premier fishing cooperative, the Northern Fisherman’s Cooperative, which saw its humble beginnings on the island of Caye Caulker.

Mr. Vega was also one of the tourism pioneers on the island.  He helped to develop the tourist industry in its infancy.  Several of his descendants are still giants in the industry to this day.

Mr. Vega was 98 years old.

R.I.P. to this giant of a man.

Conch Season closing July 1st.

The Belize Fisheries Department would like to inform the general public that the conch season will be closed effective on July 1st, 2014 and it will remain closed until October 1st, 2014.

The selling and purchasing of Conch during closed season is against the law.

Miss Brittany Ysaguirre is the new Miss Lobster Fest

Congratulations to Miss Brittany Ysaguirre on winning the Miss Lobster Fest 2014 pageant.

The pageant was hotly contested, with a total of five young ladies vying for the title.

After two hours of pagentry which saw the contestants showcasing their beauty, talent, and intelligence, it was Brittany who emerged victorious.

The Miss Lobster Fest pageant kicks off a weekend of merry-making, good eating, great friendships and partying, and the enjoyment of the succulent lobster, a local marine delicacy which many of the island’s inhabitants fished for several generations.

(Photo by the Belize Tourism Board and the Caye Caulker Lobster Fest Committee 2014)

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Theme for September Celebrations announced

The National Celebrations Commission is pleased to announce this year’s theme for September Celebrations 2014. The Selected theme is:

Industrious Hands, Intelligent Minds, Together for Belize!

This theme will now anchor the celebrations for our 216thAnniversary of the Battle of St. George’s Caye and the 33rdAnniversary of Belize’s Independence. The theme was submitted by Denise Bowman of Western Paradise, 8 Miles on the George Price Highway. Ms. Bowman believes that everyone is blessed with unique talents and we should all use this capability to develop Belize. Ms. Bowman is an employee of ITVET Belize City and the parent of a high school student.

This theme was selected as the Commission believes it evokes aspirit of nationalism and a call to work for Belize. Overall, theselected theme encourages national unity and a call to recognizehow we can contribute to the development of Belize. The  Commissionencourages and  invites  all  Belizeans: individuals, organizations,schools and businesses –to incorporate  the  theme  and  its   significance  into  their  preparations  and celebrations for theNational Celebrations this year.

R.I.P. Rommy Bourque

Condolences go out to the family of Rommy Bourque.

Rommy is an expatriate who made Caye Caulker his home over a decade ago.  A colorful character, he was loved by all for his kind and easygoing demeanour.

Rommy was a talented musician who spent countless hours at the weekly jam session at the Sports Bar entertaining everyone with his musical skills.   His talent and warm personality will be missed by all who knew him.

R.I.P. Rommy!  Gone, but never forgotten.

Romy

5 ladies vie for Miss Lobster Fest 2014

Five beautiful young ladies will be vying for the coveted title of Miss Lobster Fest 2014.

They are Miss Britany Ysaguirre, Miss Gleselie Chan, Miss Jessica Tzalam, Miss Jolene Williams, and Miss Veida Gomez.

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Who is your favorite?  Comment below with your responses.