ON SEPTEMBER THE 5TH, 1798, HISTORY RECORDS,THAT WHEN THE SPANISH FLOTILLA WAS HEADING TOWARDS THE BRITISH TERRITORY IN THE BAY OF HONDURAS, a lonely Farmer / Fisherman, BASIL JONES, who lived some 12 Miles North of San Pedro, first sighted the 34 Spanish Ships sailing south.
Immediately he got in his small sailing boat, and headed towards Saint George's to make the report. This alerted the Baymen Settlers to get ready for the encounter.
But as history teaches us, SMALL FRIES ARE NEVER GIVEN DUE RECOGNITION. What would have happened if Basil Jones said TO HECK this is not my business ?
AND IN ALL THE BAYMEN'S GLORY, NOT A WORD, not a song is said of BASIL JONES.
The only thing said by the locals is, that the name of the place is " Basil Jones "