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The San Pedro Sun
Doctor Love: Parents, work with teachers to educate your children!
A teacher can educate (teach), but parents need to push their children so that the combined efforts would see an improvement in the level of education in society.
Wolfe’s Woofers: The Genius Athlete
Dennis gets beat by a guy playing pool with a broom handle. So, what exactly does this athlete do?
Misc Belizean Sources
Vine post by Einer Gomez
Say goodbye. #ambergriscaye #Costamayafestival #loop #Belize #sanpedro #sarks #girls #swimming #Sharks
Lionfish are destroying our reef! ReefCI and SafeSpear need your help!
Calling all divers, snorkelers, journalists, underwater photographers and videographers. Come join ReefCI in the FIRST EVER month long lionfish derby !! Stay for 1, 2, 3 or 4 weeks and help us Spear them, dissect them, analyze them, prepare them and eat them!
Bring your cameras, bring your videos and help spread awareness about the lionfish invasion! Our aim is to break every record and remove as many lionfish as possible during a 4-week period. We already hold the record for the LARGEST lionfish caught in Belize, come help us break
ReefCI is so passionate about the issue we are offering a 15% discount on our standard rates for all bookings during lionfish September. We cant do it without you!!
Included in the trip:
• Island transfers.
• All island accommodation.
• All meals on the island.
• All diving.
• PADI Open Water and Advanced Open water certifications (a
$50US admin fee applies).
• Diving equipment.
• Spears and bags will be supplied.
On the road with the extraordinary Music of Belize!
Our regular readers know all about our passion for the music of Belize. And given the breadth, depth, amazing diversity and sheer soul of Belize’s unique sounds, that should come as no surprise.
But what we do find surprising is that it hasn’t yet taken the world by storm. Sure, anyone serious about world music has some Belizean music in their collection, and it continues to slowly but surely gain more listeners around the planet, but why Belize’s music is not more popular remains one of life’s great mysteries.
So it was good news to hear that The Garifuna Collective was on the road in the US and Canada, where they’ve been playing to large sold out venues (Check out Belizean TV coverage at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hZ1sICisv80). The exposure they’re getting on this tour can’t help but to translate into greater awareness of their own unique sound, and Belize’s music in general.
Forgive the evangelical tone, but we’ve also just had a listen to Ayó, the latest recording by the GC and are still in that rather blissful state of hearing something new and wonderful from the Jewel.
It may have something to do with the fact that Ayó, which means “goodbye” in Garifuna, is a tribute to the late and in every sense of the word great Andy Palacio, who suddenly passed away in 2008 and left a void many of us still feel today. In addition to being an amazing musician, songwriter and electrifying performer, Andy was a cultural ambassador for Belize and in particular, his people, the Garifuna, so it’s only fitting that that this album should be full of wistful energy, joy and soul.