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. . . Caye Caulker’s Football Finest

 

Caye Caulker Tsunami – 2013

Tsunami 2013 - Caye Caulker Football Team

TEAM ROSTER
Manager – Mr. Julian ‘Neno’ Rosado
Coach – Mr. Noe Sandoval

Number

Name

Position

1

Ronnie Sosa

Goal Keeper

2

Luis Gongora

Defense

3

Jose Rodriguez

Mid-field

4

Cesar Penida

Defense

5

Javier Chevez

Mid-field

6

Ricardo Marin

Mid-field

7

Marvin Arce

Mid-field

8

Eric Marin

Defense

9

Melvin Carias

Mid-filed

10

Brian Martinez

Forward

11

George Barrera

Mid-field

12

Pablo Valencia

Mid-field

13

Henry Lopez

Defense

14

Ernest Flores

Forward

15

Steven Arnold

Defense

16

Walder Castaneda

Mid-field

17

Elmir Arana

Defense

18

Sandi Chub

Mid-field

19

Elmer Aguilar

Defense

20

Jason Sutherland

Defense

22

Miguel Neal

Goal Keeper

Current Record
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New Editor In Chief

Anna is a 5-year honorary Caye Caulker resident and has recently moved here to join her family. She comes from the San Francisco Bay Area where she managed an art school department, and now joins Caye Caulker Chronicles to contribute her passion for writing, community and culture.

All emails and Letters to the editor can still be emailed to strejocc@gmail.com

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Belize celebrates Garifuna Settlement Day!

Garifuna Settlement Day is a public holiday in Belize, celebrated each year on November 19.

The holiday was created by Belizean civil rights activist, Thomas Vincent Ramos, in 1941.

It was recognized as a public holiday in the southern districts of Belize in 1943, and declared a national holiday in 1977.

The holiday celebrates the settlement of the Garifuna people in Belize after being exiled from the Grenadines by the British army.

The major festivities for the holiday occur in the town of Dangriga, including parades, street music, and traditional dancing. Caye Caulker also has an influential Garifuna community who celebrate the festivities with merrymaking and drumming.

We wish our Garifuna brothers and sisters a happy Garifuna Settlement Day.

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Halloween on Caye Caulker

All the island kids look forward to trick or treating because it may be the only time the parents will allow them to have lot and lots of sweets :)

Many characters came out on Halloween Night.  From Superman to Princess Merida to Chucky. Here are some pictures of the trick ‘r’ treaters.

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Pinterest site with beautiful photos of Caye Caulker

Someone living temporarily on Caye Caulker has put up a fabulous Pinterest site with pics of Caye Caulker.

Here is the link if you would like to see them.

Thank you to the stranger for doing this.  We think your site is awesome!

http://www.pinterest.com/businessladies/caye-caulker-images/

Conch season now open!

Conch season officially opened October 1, 2013.

These large mollusks are a staple delicacy is many a coastal Belizean kitchen.

And the shells are gorgeous.

By far the most well known conch delicacy is the Belizean conch (pronounced conk) ceviche, or a lime-marinated salad which features the conch as the main ingredient.

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But ceviche is not the only way the conch is prepared.  Some people make fritters out of it.

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And some enjoy it in soup or chowder form!

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However you enjoy your conch, enjoy the season!

What’s YOUR favorite way of eating conch?  Comment below with your response.

Garbage patch finds its way to Caye Caulker

A patch of garbage stretching for several ugly yards found its way in the seas near Caye Caulker.

A boater in the area took these photos.

Where did this garbage come from?

According to sources, a lot of garbage has been finding its way on to the East side of the island this week.

The garbage included syringes and yards of plastic waste.

Update:  There are SEVERAL patches of garbage floating in the sea all over the front of the island, not just one.

Celebrating Our Independence

This past weekend every one geared up for our 32 years of Independence.  This year’s theme was “Belize In You, Belie In Me, Land Of The Free”. To begin the hype for the celebrations the Caye Caulker Village Council began announcing competitions such as the most patriotic house, vehicle and or person; decoration of bicycles, dance groups and floats.

The Village Council began their 3 day festivities with fireworks display and dance at the Central Park with musical entertainment from Local Belizean Artists Mr. Program, Barrington and The Islanders from San Pedro, Facebook Song Competition Winner Ronny B, Bobo Youth, Laban and his drummers, Students from the Caye Caulker Roman Catholic School and Ocean Academy, Be The Next Superstar winner Shannelly, Be The Next Superstar competitors Bryan and Donnovan along side Dj Chico, and Good Life Sounds: Dj Exclusive and Dj Kenrick.

Certificate of Appreciation awards were given to the following people for their time dedicated to the community:

WPC Bernadette Ramon – Outstanding participation with the Youth Cadets and Schools
Carlos Chan – Providing assistance and great service especially in the dry season
Clarivel Alamilla – Outstanding volunteering in NEMO, Health, and Environmental Committee
Israel Badillo – Exceptional commitment and participation in volunteer service with the Health and Emergency Committee
Miguel Neal – Exceptional commitment and participation in Football and Volleyball
Rene ‘Chabo’ Funes – Participation in Sports, specifically Football
Harry Young – Community services to the island and organization of tournaments specifically Basketball
Beatrice Chan – Exceptional commitment and dedication in the field of Education
Mineli Young – For her years of dedication in Education and assistance with youths
Brittany Ysaguirre – Participation in volunteer groups in health, culture and cadets
Arturo Marin – For his dedication in health and community services
Louise Aguilar – For her continuous support and participation in our September Celebrations Parade

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On the 21st the parade kicked off with decorated bicycles and floats along with dance groups from Brittany Ysaguirre and Mrs. Louise Aguilar’s Carnival group. Even tourists joined our parade and enjoyed themselves.

During the parade there were competition for:

Best Golf Cart Float:

1st Place – Step By Step Tutoring Center
2nd Place – Slices of Belize by Mrs. Loidy Young

Bicycle Float:

1st Place – Daniella Novelo
2nd Place – Elena August

Dance Group:
1st Place: Brittany Ysaguirre Junior Dance Group

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Winners for Raise The Flag and Best Decorated House/Business has not been announced yet.

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The Caye Caulker Village Council would like to thank the following persons and business owners for contributing towards the September Celebrations.

San Pedro Bze Express
Manuel Heredia
Gerry & Gloria
Mara’s Place
The Island Link Internet Cafe
Dirty McNasty’s Hostel
Caye Caulker Water Taxi
Bella’s
De Real Macaw
TC Supermarket
Rainbow Grill and Bar
Sauy Wicinski
Elma Novelo
Amor y Cafe
Michael & Carmen
Blue, Booze & BBQs
Yuma’s House
Sports Bar
Shrimp Sticks
Friend’s Restaurant
Bobbi Hammond
Andrew Hall
Popeye’s Beach Resort
C&N Golf Cart Rentals
La Cubana
Guatemaya Restaurant
Mrs E. Reyes
Quan’s Shopping
Paradiso Cafe
Sandro
Brain Freeze
Casanova’s Pizza
Cc Condos
Pasta Per Caso
Simon Quan
Lucky Charms
Syd’s Restaurant
Raggamuffin Tours
Tropical Paradise
Barefoot Caribe
M&N’s Apartments
Lazy Lizard Bar
Atlantic Bank
Neil Bradley
Belize Telemedia Limited
Colindas cabanas
Anchorage Resort
RD Tullis
Pancho’s Villas
Sara Warner
Zaira McWhirter

Area of disturbed weather over Belize

Yes folks, it rains even in paradise!

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TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
800 AM EDT WED SEP 18 2013

FOR THE NORTH ATLANTIC...CARIBBEAN SEA AND THE GULF OF MEXICO...

THE NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER IS ISSUING ADVISORIES ON TROPICAL STORM HUMBERTO...LOCATED OVER THE EASTERN ATLANTIC WELL TO THE WEST-SOUTHWEST OF THE AZORES.

1. SATELLITE IMAGES AND SURFACE OBSERVATIONS FROM MEXICO INDICATE THAT THE BROAD AREA OF LOW PRESSURE IS CENTERED NEAR THE WEST COAST OF THE YUCATAN PENINSULA.  THIS SYSTEM IS EXPECTED TO MOVE OVER THE BAY OF CAMPECHE AND THE SOUTHWESTERN GULF OF MEXICO DURING THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS...WHERE ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED TO BE CONDUCIVE FOR THE FORMATION OF A TROPICAL DEPRESSION.  THIS SYSTEM HAS A HIGH CHANCE...70 PERCENT...OF BECOMING A TROPICAL CYCLONE
DURING THE NEXT 48 HOURS AND A HIGH CHANCE...80 PERCENT...OF BECOMING A TROPICAL CYCLONE DURING THE NEXT 5 DAYS.  AN AIR FORCE RESERVE HURRICANE HUNTER AIRCRAFT IS SCHEDULED TO INVESTIGATE THE SYSTEM LATER TODAY...IF NECESSARY.  REGARDLESS OF DEVELOPMENT...THIS DISTURBANCE WILL LIKELY SPREAD HEAVY RAINS OVER PORTIONS OF EASTERN MEXICO AND COULD CAUSE LIFE-THREATENING FLOODS AND MUDSLIDES OVER AREAS ALREADY IMPACTED BY TORRENTIAL RAINS DURING THE PAST SEVERAL DAYS.

FIVE-DAY FORMATION PROBABILITIES ARE EXPERIMENTAL IN 2013. COMMENTS ON THE EXPERIMENTAL FORECASTS CAN BE PROVIDED AT...

HTTP://WWW.NWS.NOAA.GOV/SURVEY/NWS-SURVEY.PHP?CODE=ETWO

FORECASTER BEVEN