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Apparently my Belize Trivia Quiz is too hard

Posted By: BrusselSprout

Apparently my Belize Trivia Quiz is too hard - 08/26/11 10:58 PM

I guess you can be the judge?

www.sanpedroscoop.com/2011/08/so-you-think-you-know-about-belize.html
Posted By: klcman

Re: Apparently my Belize Trivia Quiz is too hard - 08/26/11 11:05 PM

eight + bonus smile
Posted By: champion

Re: Apparently my Belize Trivia Quiz is too hard - 08/26/11 11:06 PM

Originally Posted by BrusselSprout


Score 6
Posted By: Lan Sluder/Belize First

Re: Apparently my Belize Trivia Quiz is too hard - 08/26/11 11:38 PM

I got 8 1/2 of 10 (but I'm not convinced that Madonna ever visited Belize). Didn't know that Big Daddy's was the first bar on the island ... and I'm not convinced of that, either.

I'd also point out that the 2010 Belize Census (final version) put Belize's population at about 313,000, not 330,000.

Also, Mestizos make up about 50% of the Belize population, not 34%.
Posted By: BrusselSprout

Re: Apparently my Belize Trivia Quiz is too hard - 08/27/11 12:05 AM

I'm not convinced of Madonna either... but thanks for playing!
Posted By: BrusselSprout

Re: Apparently my Belize Trivia Quiz is too hard - 08/27/11 12:06 AM

L Sluder...I'm curious which ones you got wrong!
Posted By: Lan Sluder/Belize First

Re: Apparently my Belize Trivia Quiz is too hard - 08/27/11 12:12 AM

Just the Madonna one and Big Daddy part of the first hotel and bar in San Pedro.
Posted By: BrusselSprout

Re: Apparently my Belize Trivia Quiz is too hard - 08/27/11 12:13 AM

Gotcha...you are the best scorer so far.
Posted By: carbunkletrumpet

Re: Apparently my Belize Trivia Quiz is too hard - 08/27/11 12:23 AM

Missed the Madonna question as well as the first bar and I guessed on the population one. Good quiz, could this be a weekly event?
Posted By: BrusselSprout

Re: Apparently my Belize Trivia Quiz is too hard - 08/27/11 12:29 AM

CBT...good thinking. DONE! I will become a quizmaster, a trivia guru...next Friday....
Posted By: bywarren

Re: Apparently my Belize Trivia Quiz is too hard - 08/27/11 01:17 AM

From my memories, for what that is worth, the first bar was originally called Daddy's, later called Big Daddy's. The next one that did not last all that long was Skin Divers. And the next which was around for a long time was Marinos on middle street.
Holiday Hotel, Paradise Hotel and Ambergris Lodge had bars.
Posted By: Ernie B

Re: Apparently my Belize Trivia Quiz is too hard - 08/27/11 01:26 AM

Dang, bywarren, you sure are old - you jar head smile
Posted By: bywarren

Re: Apparently my Belize Trivia Quiz is too hard - 08/27/11 01:36 AM

I must admit, some of that information comes from my 77 year old fishing guide and his memories when growing up on the island.
Posted By: Lan Sluder/Belize First

Re: Apparently my Belize Trivia Quiz is too hard - 08/27/11 01:41 AM

The Reef Colony Club (hotel) was built, according to various sources, in 1961 and ready to open but was destroyed by Hattie before it opened -- that was four years before the San Pedro Holiday Hotel.
Posted By: bywarren

Re: Apparently my Belize Trivia Quiz is too hard - 08/27/11 01:44 AM

//ambergriscaye.com/25years/firsthotel.html

Thanks for Google. And more thanks to Mr. Nunez
//ambergriscaye.com/25years/theveryfirstonesseeifdupe.html
Posted By: Lan Sluder/Belize First

Re: Apparently my Belize Trivia Quiz is too hard - 08/27/11 01:48 AM

Key Dates in Development of Tourism in Belize
© By Lan Sluder

1839 John Lloyd Stephens and Frederick Catherwood visit British Honduras on their travels to Maya sites in Mexico and Central America
1936 TACA Airways, Transportes Aéreos Centroamericanos, established in Honduras in 1931 by New Zealander Lowell Yerex, begins air service to Belize City
1937 Maya city of Caracol rediscovered
1948 Vick Barothy opens what was first fishing lodge in British Honduras, a camp on the Belize River near Belize City, now Belize River Lodge
1952 British Colonial Airlines founded, renamed British Honduras Airways in 1956, closed 1961
1953 Fort George Hotel, first major hotel in British Honduras, opens in Belize City with 36 rooms
1958 Belize City home of Bernard and Jean Dinger turned into popular hotel, the Bellevue; later operated by son Roger
1961 Reef Colony Club with a restaurant, pool and eight rooms, on the site of what is now Ramon’s Village, the dream of Vernon and Terry Hammon, first resort built on Ambergris Caye, was destroyed by Hurricane Hattie just before it was to open
Early 1960s Dick Moore, an ex-Navy frogman who had previously had dive businesses in Cuba and Mexico, moved to Ambergris Caye and opened what was probably the first dive operation in Belize, using his boat The Geek
1962 Doris Leslie opens Seaspray, the first hotel in Placencia; Maya Airways founded -- in 1997 it merged with Island Air to form Maya Island Air
1963-64 Tourism begins on Caye Caulker and Ambergris Caye, with visitors mostly from Belize City, especially Bellevue Hotel, on day trips
1965 Celi McCorkle opens four-room Holiday Hotel in San Pedro; Hideaway Lodge, first hotel on Caye Caulker, also opens about this time
1969 The four-unit Paradise Hotel, with a thatch-roof bar, owned by Jerry McDermott, opens in San Pedro (Phoenix Resort is now on the site of the Paradise Hotel); Ray Auxillou begins running dive trips from Caye Caulker on his boat, the Atoll Queen; Capri Hotel, first hotel in Corozal Town, opened by Hans Podzun, who also begins tour boat trips to the Blue Hole and the Barrier Reef
1971 Jacques Cousteau visits Belize and introduces world to the Blue Hole
1973 British Honduras officially renamed Belize
1974 George and Corol Bevier open Rum Point Inn in Placencia; Elvi’s opens as take-out burger stand in her home in San Pedro
1970s San Ignacio Resort Hotel, Tony’s Inn and Hotel Maya in Corozal Town, Pelican Beach in
Dangriga (1971), Hotel Mopan in Belize City and other early hotels open; Caye Caulker becomes a stop on the “Gringo Trail,” along with Isla Mujeres in the Yucatán and Lake Atitlan in Guatemala; Lamonts open dive shop on Glovers Atoll
1975 First dive boats begin operation in San Pedro, including Isla Mia and Reef Roamer
1977 Belize’s first national airline, Belize Airways Ltd., established by Barry Bowen and others
1979 Tropic Air founded in San Pedro by John Grief III with a single airplane
1980 Total tourism revenues in Belize reach near US$10 million
1981 Belize gains independence from Britain; Chaa Creek Lodge opens in Cayo; International Expeditions begins tours to Belize
1982 First Belize Audubon Society reserve, Half Moon Caye, established; Maya Mountain Lodge near San Ignacio opens
1984 Belize exhibits at the 1984 World’s Fair in New Orleans, introducing Belikin to the world; Cockscomb established as a forest reserve
1984-89 United Democratic Party general election win in 1984 results in new attitude to foreign investment in Belize including tourism -- previously the People's United Party under George Price generally did not support tourism development or foreign investment
1985 Belize Tourism Industry Association (BTIA) founded, an expansion of the Caribbean Hotel Association (later the Belize Hotel Association); Belize Guide by Paul Glassman published, believed to be first single-country travel guide to Belize
1986 Following reduced yields in fishing and lobstering, Placencia residents look to tourism for income; road from Riversdale to Placencia village constructed; first Belize guide published in Belize, titled Belize The Grand Tour by Bob and Lou Nicolait
1987 Hol Chan Marine Reserve near San Pedro established
1988 Barry Bowen’s Chan Chich Lodge opens; there are 10 hotels open on the Placencia peninsula
1991 San Pedro Sun established, publishes weekly newspaper on Ambergris Caye; the largest hotel in Belize, Ramada Royal Reef (now Princess Hotel) opens, with 120 rooms; 78,000 overnight tourists visit Belize
1992 Belize First (initially a newsletter, then a magazine) established
1993 Francis Ford Coppola opens Blancaneaux Lodge to the public
1994 Tour guides first licensed
1996 Belize Tourism Board established; American Airlines begins service to Belize
1997 Inn at Robert's Grove opens in Seine Bight, marking the beginning of a new group of upscale properties on the Placencia peninsula
1998 The Blackstone Report, the first strategic plan for tourism in Belize, published; cruise ship tourists number around 14,000, mostly on small ships; total tourism revenues reach near US$100 million and 162,000 overnight tourists visit Belize; there are 49 hotels on the Placencia peninsula (44 of them have 10 or fewer rooms), an increase of 39 hotels in 10 years
2000 Belize’s first big casino opens at Princess Hotel in Belize City
2001 Tourism Village opens in Belize City and first large cruise ship visits; Hurricane Iris destroys several hotels in Placencia and Monkey River
2003 Cruise tourism jumps from fewer than 50,000 in 2002 to 320,000 in 2003
2002 Overnight tourist arrives reach 200,000; USAir begins service to Belize, as does Air Jamaica, but Air Jamaica's service lasts only a few months
2004 Cruise tourism to Belize peaks at around 850,000; Delta Airlines begins service to Belize
2007 Overnight tourism arrivals reach 250,000; national hotel occupancy peaks at 44.3%
2008-09 World financial crisis and recession slows tourism to Belize
2010 Catch-and-release sports fishing regulations for bonefish, tarpon and permit implemented; Belize bans bottom trawling to protect fisheries

Posted By: Lan Sluder/Belize First

Re: Apparently my Belize Trivia Quiz is too hard - 08/27/11 01:55 AM

Great article!
Posted By: bywarren

Re: Apparently my Belize Trivia Quiz is too hard - 08/27/11 02:10 AM

Thanks to Mr. Nunez here are the bar stories.
//ambergriscaye.com/25years/firstbars.html
Posted By: Lan Sluder/Belize First

Re: Apparently my Belize Trivia Quiz is too hard - 08/27/11 02:48 AM

Right <slapping head in stupidity> ... so now it looks like that El Casino was the first bar, sometime in the 30s? Though perhaps it could have been some unnamed place even earlier.
Posted By: Marty

Re: Apparently my Belize Trivia Quiz is too hard - 08/27/11 03:29 AM

so far!!!
Posted By: BrusselSprout

Re: Apparently my Belize Trivia Quiz is too hard - 08/27/11 04:32 PM

I'm doing much more research for next week's quiz. Trivia Thursdays are coming at you...you guys are a tough crowd!
Posted By: Judyann H.

Re: Apparently my Belize Trivia Quiz is too hard - 08/28/11 01:02 AM

Just a thought....Maybe the original bar might have been operated by some Pirate group...Or even Myan Tribe/Traders with old Fruit....

The Madonna San Pedro question use to come up often when her music was very popular. In those days in the radio business we said British Honduras.....Therefore making my current claim that the song is about San Pedro Belize an inaccurate statement (based on some point of you)......Just something to think about...
Posted By: elbert

Re: Apparently my Belize Trivia Quiz is too hard - 08/28/11 01:37 AM

Hummmmm I thought Coral Beach Hotel/Alan Forman was the first Hotel and their Bar...The Tackle Box , the first bar?
Posted By: Lan Sluder/Belize First

Re: Apparently my Belize Trivia Quiz is too hard - 08/28/11 02:11 AM

Here is my own "Moderate-Level" Belize trivia quiz. I'll give a "Retire in Belize" coffee mug to the first person who gets all 10 questions right!

--Lan Sluder

>>

1. In what year did Belize (then British Honduras) switch from left-hand to right-hand driving?
2. In what year did the worst hurricane in modern Belize history occur, in terms of number of deaths? (Hint: It is not when you think it is.)
3. What is the highest building ever built in the Maya world? (Hint: It doesn’t necessarily have to be in Belize.)
4. What was the original name of the hotel that is now the Princess Hotel & Casino in Belize City and in what year did it open? (Bonus point: What was it called immediately before becoming the Princess?)
5. What was the name of the owner of an early resort on the Placencia peninsula with the same name as a famous baseball player?
6. What was the former name of Dangriga?
7. What three international airlines provided service to Belize from the United States in the early 1980s? (Hint: Only one of them is still in business today.)
8. What were the first two major hotels that opened in Belize City? (Hint: Both are still operating today, though the name of one has changed slightly.)
9. In what year did the UDP first win a general (i.e., national) election and who was the standard bearer? (This is a gimme.)
10. What was the name of the restaurant that was a well-known traveler’s hangout in Belize City in the 1970s, 80s and 90s, originally located at the south end of the Swing Bridge?
Posted By: bywarren

Re: Apparently my Belize Trivia Quiz is too hard - 08/28/11 02:16 AM

Not even close, Elbert. Maybe the first bar in San Pedro you went to. Others might have a more accurate time table, but my best recolection is the Tackle Box started in the early 70's.
It was one of, if not the first, structures to be built over the water and was adamantly opposed by Celi McCorkle fearing it would end up in her hotel when a storm sent it there.
Posted By: Ernie B

Re: Apparently my Belize Trivia Quiz is too hard - 08/28/11 02:27 AM

If that old fart (bywarren) says it, etch in granite .
Posted By: Judyann H.

Re: Apparently my Belize Trivia Quiz is too hard - 08/28/11 02:29 AM

Thank you BrusselSprout I appreciate that you started this history book in progress....Great reading.....Looking forward to your next one.....
Posted By: bywarren

Re: Apparently my Belize Trivia Quiz is too hard - 08/28/11 02:33 AM

Thanks Ernie: I thought I was wrong once, but I was wrong. smile
Posted By: Ernie B

Re: Apparently my Belize Trivia Quiz is too hard - 08/28/11 02:36 AM

smile My Leader
Posted By: BrusselSprout

Re: Apparently my Belize Trivia Quiz is too hard - 08/31/11 01:31 PM

I've posted another quiz...hopefully well researched...we will find out!
Posted By: Bear

Re: Apparently my Belize Trivia Quiz is too hard - 08/31/11 02:08 PM

Nice quiz Lan, it kicked my butt but I learned a lot fidning the answers...

Originally Posted by Judyann H.

The Madonna San Pedro question use to come up often when her music was very popular. .....Just something to think about...


Judyann, The Madonna song deal still makes me sizzle. I need to see if I can find the references when reseraching that topic a while back (I was really bored that day). My recollection is that the former Mrs Penn denied that the song was about any particular place at all much less SP on AC. It just rankles me that people would begin to call their own island a different name based on from what i can tell is urban myth. I'll see if I can find the quote but it was something to the effect of, and I'm paraphrasing here,

"Oh I may have been on an island sometime but San Pedro is no particular place, I'm not even sure there is a San Pedro" or something to that effect...

Everytime I hear that Isla Bonita reference it just fries my shorts, I mean the woman didnt even seem to care...
Posted By: Judyann H.

Re: Apparently my Belize Trivia Quiz is too hard - 08/31/11 03:32 PM

Yes, that's great it would be interesting to know....Back in the early 80's we would get our news and human interest stories via a teletype style AP report....Most of it blacked out and other parts added after the fact.....Much of the information we got in radio was subject to lots of handling & manipulation before we read it on the air.....The Madonna news was particularly funny to us as ignorant mic heads......Because we pictured and joked about warfare and military gorillas singing 'Spanish lullabies'. Keep me posted if you find anything you can confirm......
Posted By: Bear

Re: Apparently my Belize Trivia Quiz is too hard - 08/31/11 04:06 PM

Originally Posted by Judyann H.
Keep me posted if you find anything you can confirm......


Lol, I may need to be very bored again to do that Judyann! but I will smile
Posted By: Bobber

Re: Apparently my Belize Trivia Quiz is too hard - 08/31/11 04:32 PM

From Wikipedia

"La Isla Bonita" was written by Patrick Leonard and Bruce Gaitsch. The song was previously written as a lament for the mythical Spanish island called San Pedro and was offered to Michael Jackson for his Bad album, who, according to Gaitsch, turned it down.[1] While working with Leonard on the True Blue album, Madonna accepted it in Jackson's place and re-wrote the song's lyrics, thus earning herself a co-writing credit.[2] The song was the first Madonna song to employ Spanish motifs, going so far as to include Spanish lyrics. The Spanish theme would reoccur throughout her career, manifesting itself in lyrics for "Who's That Girl", "Spanish Eyes", "I'm Going Bananas", the Spanish version of "You'll See" called "Verás", "Be Careful" which was a duet with Ricky Martin, "Sorry", "Lo Que Siente La Mujer" – the version in Spanish for her song "What It Feels Like for a Girl", and "Spanish Lesson" on the Hard Candy album.[3] Madonna described the song as her tribute to the "beauty and mystery of Latin American people".[4] According to her "Latin rhythms often dominate our uptempo compositions. It's like we're possessed. We both think that we were Latin in another life."[5
Posted By: Bear

Re: Apparently my Belize Trivia Quiz is too hard - 08/31/11 04:39 PM

Ladies & gentlemen...Bobber!

I know I also saw a fairly unflattering quote(at least I took it that way) from her about the whole AC song relationship. The truth (or reasonable facsimile thereof) is out there! well somewhere...
Posted By: Barbara K

Re: Apparently my Belize Trivia Quiz is too hard - 09/02/11 06:59 PM

That's a tough one, Lan.
Posted By: Lan Sluder/Belize First

Re: Apparently my Belize Trivia Quiz is too hard - 09/02/11 11:30 PM

The folks on the Belize Forums board answered most of the questions correctly, and I posted all the answers there.
Posted By: Bear

Re: Apparently my Belize Trivia Quiz is too hard - 09/03/11 12:05 AM

Originally Posted by Lan Sluder/Belize First
The folks on the Belize Forums board answered most of the questions correctly, and I posted all the answers there.


Somehow I think becoming a member of the Belize Forum Board isn't going to make me any wiser Lan wink
Posted By: SP Daily

Re: Apparently my Belize Trivia Quiz is too hard - 09/03/11 12:08 AM

Unlike this board, most Forums inhabitants actually live in Belize
Posted By: Bear

Re: Apparently my Belize Trivia Quiz is too hard - 09/03/11 12:14 AM

lmao, no doubt.
Posted By: LaurieMar

Re: Apparently my Belize Trivia Quiz is too hard - 09/03/11 12:20 AM

Me thinks a lot of "inhabitants" of this board have been to Belize so many times that it matters not.
Posted By: SP Daily

Re: Apparently my Belize Trivia Quiz is too hard - 09/03/11 12:50 AM

Then why do the Forums guys excel?
Posted By: RMT

Re: Apparently my Belize Trivia Quiz is too hard - 09/04/11 03:32 AM

Hi Laurie, how are you?? I hope you are well. As usual you are right on the mark unlike a few others....:~)
Posted By: t42

Re: Apparently my Belize Trivia Quiz is too hard - 09/04/11 05:36 PM

Originally Posted by SP Daily
Then why do the Forums guys excel?


Cause they don't think Ambergris is all there is in Belize lol
Posted By: Tim Callanan

Re: Apparently my Belize Trivia Quiz is too hard - 09/05/11 05:03 AM

I will be checking,you really picked some good ones.Love the stories and facts of the good old days. Cheers
http://www.investinbelize.com/blog1/
Posted By: LaurieMar

Re: Apparently my Belize Trivia Quiz is too hard - 09/05/11 05:59 AM

Hey RMT, okay here, and you? Traveling to Martinique in November, oooh la la. There are no forum guys in the world that can help me learn French before I leave, so I will wing it.

A good challenging trivia quiz, I need to study up!
Posted By: Marty

Re: Apparently my Belize Trivia Quiz is too hard - 09/05/11 03:09 PM

RE: Madonna, old story that its not about our san pedro, but why ruin a good story with the facts?
Posted By: Bear

Re: Apparently my Belize Trivia Quiz is too hard - 09/07/11 12:21 AM

but Marty she doesnt even like hydrangeas! wink

http://xfinity.comcast.net/video/madonna-hates-hydrangeas/2119419368/Comcast/2119014171/
Posted By: BrusselSprout

Re: Apparently my Belize Trivia Quiz is too hard - 09/07/11 05:06 PM

That hydrangea thing is as funny as her fake British accent.
Posted By: BrusselSprout

Re: Apparently my Belize Trivia Quiz is too hard - 09/14/11 03:01 PM

New trivia posted today. Test your skills.
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