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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 ...

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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 r...

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Miss Brittany Ysaguirre is the new ...

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

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Theme for September Celebrations an...

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

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Tony-Vega

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 coopera...

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Seven professional darts players from Team Caye Caulker will be representing Belize at the 20th Cari...

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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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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.

Click on a photo to see a larger version of the image.

Who is your favorite?  Comment below with your responses.

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Chelsea Rodriguez is PSE High Scorer for Caye Caulker

Chelsea Rodriguez is the PSE high scorer for Caye Caulker with an average of 82.8.

She is also placed first in her primary school graduating class.

If you will recall, Chelsea was also a school finalist in the Coca Cola spelling bee in 2012.

She was also a winner in this  year’s Reef Week trivia competition held in San Pedro earlier this year.

We wish Chelsea Rodriguez every success in her future endeavours.

You are so  you, and yet your accomplishments are so many.

Congratulations!

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BELIZE: LOBSTER SEASON OPENS JUNE 15TH, LAUNCHING LOBSTERFEST MANIA

LOBSTER SEASON TO OPEN ON JUNE 15TH

In Belize, there is an “open season” during which lobster — the “gold” of the Belize sea — can be harvested legally.  The season starts on June 15th and ends on Feb 14th of the following year.This mechanism set in place to protect the sustainability of the industry.

Long before the tourist destinations of Ambergris Caye, Placencia, and Caye Caulker became tourist hubs, they were fishing villages.

In fact, many of today’s local entrepreneurs and the educated elite of these destinations have the lobster industry to thank for their current successes.  It was the success of the fishing industry which paid for their studies and subsequent business investments.

(Photo credits HERE)
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Man with lobster catch

LOBSTER FEST MANIA IS ON!

San Pedro on Ambergris Caye is the first to kick off the lobster festival season with a week-long calendar of activities.  First on the calendar is a Lobster Crawl on Thursday, June 14, 2014, followed by a week of merrymaking, drinking, eating, and dancing which culminates on June 22nd with a huge concert.The Placencia and Caye Caulker Lobster Fests both kick off the following weekend, and run from June 27 – 29, 2014.

Kicking off the event on Caye Caulker is the Miss Lobster Fest Pageant on Friday night (opening night), followed by a two-day lobstergasm street party.  Everything from lobster salad, to curried lobster, grilled lobster, baked lobster, barbeque lobster, and lobster ceviche are featured.  One year, someone was even selling lobster ice-cream.

The Placencia Lobsterfest runs from June 27 – 29, 2014.  In addition to the lobster food porn, there will be a fishing tournament, stage performances, and cold drinks.

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Succulent lobster dish
Rooms are still available in all the destinations, but if history is any guide, these will all sell out quickly.  If you are planning to attend the festival, we urge you to book your rooms now.

 

Lobster Fest Set To Begin On June 27

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