Tonight we note the passing of colorful television personality, Rosalie Staines. She died on Friday, March 29th, five days after her 71st birthday - after a long illness. Staines started the Belize Business Bureau, but was best known for the 16 years she hosted the "Oapn Paki" tqalk show. Rosalie's style was all her own and her exuberance for all things Belizean was always front and center. She will be missed by many fans for that inimitable style and energy.
A Memorial Mass will be held for her this Saturday, April 6 at St. Joseph Church.
It is so sad to share the news of the passing of a media colleague, Rosalie Staines. She was the founder and host of Creole show called Oapn Paki.
I have many fun memories of Ross, as I called her. Talking her into Skydiving... a few dance organized by RSV Media limited. In one of those outing she offered to take me home to my hotel. Let say this... I had to pay for someone to wash the vehicle. We laughed about it for years to come!
We always laugh when we chatted or met up! Always energetic!
Most important, I will miss how you answered your calls - Oapn Paki - taak tu mi! Rest In Peace my friend.
Condolences to all her family, the media family especially those that worked with her over the years and her fans!
by Jorge Aldana
Popular radio and television personality Rosalie Staines, passed away
Rosalie Staines, the host of the radio and television talk show Open Paki, has died.
Staines, who has been battling a debilitating illness for some time reportedly passed away at her sisterís Los Angeles home.
Staines was active in many spears of Belizean life and was regarded by many as a social activist. Facebook is flooded with many pictures of Staines in her many roles as she was full of life and energy.
In the 1998, Staines was elected president of the Belize Business Bureau. She was always instrumental in fund raising activities and had the kind of generous heart that touched almost everyone she came in contact with.
The show Open Paki that made her a popular household name began on Krem Radio and then it eventually moved to Love FM.
In San Pedro, Staines will be remembered for her bravery in teaming up with the gang of Boogie in Belize, a skydiving outfit with which she had taken to the skies quite a few times.
Kremandala extends condolences to the family of Rosalie Staines who was an extraordinary Belizean.