Caye Caulker Lobster Fest Weekend 2019 Official Statement

The Caye Caulker Lobster Fest Committee would like to thank all who supported and remained hopeful with us during the Lobster Fest weekend. It was the 2, Anniversary of Caye Caulker Lobster Fest and we are very disappointed that we were not able to provide the full experience that we had planned for you all. We did our best to make much of the weekend but unfortunately, due to the limitations with the generators we were constrained as to what we could have Provided.

For those who attended our 25th Anniversary Ceremony - Thank you for your patience and support as we worked our way through the night to make our ceremony a reality. We had a an awards ceremony presentation but due to the continuous power outages and issues with the generators, we had to rush the event and minimize the presentations. We were also unable to properly acknowledge all who have been a vital part of the festival, for this we apologize. Islander Veterans - Thank you for attending the ceremony and thank you for creating the best festival in Belize!

Sponsors - You did not go unnoticed. We thank you for the years of support but we were unable to properly acknowledge you by presenting a Certificate of Appreciation. Thank you for the continuous support and knowing the importance of the festival. The continuation of the festival is not possible without you.

Pandemonium Steel Band - You all were amazing at keeping the audience entertained, even in the dark! Thank you so much for going the extra mile and we hope to have you again!! The performance was great!

Mr. Jerry Pacheco & Blue Wave Sounds - You were ready to provide us with the best sound system on Caye Caulker! We know the challenge you faced during the entire weekend and the risks you were taking. We thank you for the efforts you and your team gave so that we were able to continue to provide musical entertainment.

DJ Julian, DJ Jago, DJ Khris, K-Mix, DJ Odyssey - You guys came together as a team and worked your way through the weekend! You helped us make the most of the weekend and put on a great show with the resources we had! We couldn't have asked for a better entertainment team and we are glad to have you as part of the Lobster Fest family!

DJ Scratch Master - It was your first time in Caye Caulker and we were looking forward in offering you a great experience. Thank you for your patience and understanding throughout the entire weekend. You are a champ and we will see you soon!

LED Belize - It's unfortunate that we were unable to put on a great lighting show and wow the crowd with what we had planned! Thank you for sticking with us and we look forward to working together. We are glad to have you as part of the Lobster Fest family!

Marlyn Vansen + Team - Above all that happened that night, you guys were amazing! The performance was the best and the attendees surely loved it! Thank you for being a part of our event and we hope you had a great time considering the circumstances!

Youth Connection Band - We apologize that you were not able to perform. The band was scheduled t play during the entire weekend. The Caye Caulker community and visitors were looking forward to the band's performance but due to the limitations of the generators it was not possible. We thank you for your patience and support. We will definitely have you back on the island to put out a great show!

La Isla Carinosa Academy - The booth you all created was amazing! It surely depicted a story line and the viewers enjoyed the presentation! We chose the right team to showcase the history of our island! Thank you and great job!

Travellers Liquors Limited + Fernando Oliva - The competition had to continue and you all adjusted to the circumstances. Thank you and to the competitors for working with what was at hand and being a part of the festival every year! We appreciate the partnership and look forward to more years.

We want to extend a huge thank you to Mr. Darren Casson, Mr. Alberto Villanueva Sr. and Mr. Mrs. Colin Kuylen for the use of your generators during the entire weekend. Without the assistance we wouldn't have been able to have the festival. It was a tremendous help and for that we thank you!!

Hon. Manuel Heredia Jr. - We appreciate the support you have given us and we are glad that you enjoyed the weekend considering the circumstances. Your presence was much appreciated and we hope to have you at our festival every year!

Johnny Trejo - You worked tirelessly in assisting us throughout the weekend with your expertise. We thank you for being with us these past year and the dedication you have shown to our festival and committee.

Mariano 'Dosi' Madrill + Miguel Neal - You both have been a port of the festival for years and year after year without fail, we can count on you! Thank you!!

MauCan Designs - You recently joined us with your designing expertise and we are in awe of how you can bring our ideas to life. You are now an important part of our team and we look forward to working with you for years to come!

Lobster Fest Staff - This year, you guys worked much harder and pulled through some very long hours. We thank you for sticking with the Committee and we greatly appreciate the dedication and work you put in with us!

Food Vendors - You are all a vital part of the festival and visitors look forward to your delicious meals. Thank you for coming out every year!

KAJ Expressions, Oceana, + PACT/Fisheries Department - We appreciate your participation every year in sharing your projects and everything about Belize. Visitors and the Caye Caulker community look forward to seeing you at our grounds every year.

Chila Trejo + June Wayne ó Thank you for volunteering your time in being in charge of the T-shirt booth! You both did a great job!

Island Bway Photography + Island Dreamz productions - We had a full project ahead of us and it was suppose to be the best festival with our combined efforts in showcasing who Caye Caulker Lobster Fest is. You worked with what was presented to you and in return gave us amazing results. We look forward to working with you in the future.

CCVC 2016-2019 - Thank you for the support you have given us during your 3 years! Special thanks to Seleny Pott for assisting us during one of our hardest moments, your input was greatly appreciated. Hans Badillo, thank you for the sand and for the use of your boat every year. Johnny Cantun, thank you for the use of your bush sticks.

Mr. George Ferrar + Wel Quan Meng - Thank you for the donation and use of your bush sticks. It was a tremendous help.

Jie Su + Junyl Zheng - Thank you for the kind donation you made towards this year's festival. The Voice of Caye Caulker - Thank you for covering some of our events during the weekend.

BEL Lines Men of San Pedro - Thank you for your efforts in trying to resolve the issues presented during one of the busiest weekends on Caye Caulker. Your efforts did not go unnoticed as you did your best.


CAYE CAULKER LOBSTER FEST COMMITTEE - This year was to be OUR YEAR and turned out to be the hardest and most challenging year where we had to endure so many backlashes throughout the weekend. We felt as if all our hard work to bring forth the best festival atter 25 years was all in vain. We did our best but the challenges of not having electricity the entire weekend made our efforts a difficult one. We pulled through as best as we could and it made us stronger as a team.

Due to the heavy losses we incurred during the weekend, we are unable to put forth a community project for this year. We are in communication with Belize Electricity Limited, so for now, our priority is to pick up the pieces from this year and create a plan to make next year's event a reality.