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December, 2016

PLACENCIA Breeze A Placencia BTIA Publication

Happy Holidays From all of us at the Placencia Breeze and Placencia BTIA


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From the Fire Hearth By Lyra Spang

to this delicacy is Rum Po We take Christmas seriously Po. in Belize. 12 days isn’t quite Rum PoPo Colada at Tipsy Tuna enough for us, so festivities in Placencia begin well before the 25th and continue through New Year’s weekend, with revelry, music and of course good food and drink going from door to door in the form of the traditional Creole Christmas “Bram”. Creole Brukdown music makes a Homemade eggnog strong appearance and you stiffened with plenty of rum, might even hear the sound this heady concoction is of an accordion as buckets finished with freshly grated are turned into drums and nutmeg. If you want to try revelers break into song. some for yourself, head to Bramming from home to Barefoot Bar, where it is on home is complemented the specials menu during the by the famous Garifuna holiday season. If you need Jonkunudancers from energy, a shot of Belizean Seine Bight Village who Bittas will cure your cold drum their way down the and keep you dancing. After peninsula from business a long night of celebration, to business. This spirited masked dance has its origins in the colonial days of the Caribbean islands and makes fun of white slave owners. But what keeps everyone going for these weeks of celebration? Christmas in Belize is not complete without a thick slice of moist, rich Black Cake, a dark rum laced fruit cake that everyone’s grandmother makes best. Orders for this delicious concoction are often placed weeks in advance, while the candied fruits soak patiently in rum, awaiting their day of glory. The perfect accompaniment

rich and filling as suckling pig. After Christmas Day leftovers make for a good Boxing Day feast and the festivities continue with lots of parties, rum, beer and soft drinks flowing freely until New Year’s, when Placencia Creole families celebrate with a rich and creamy rice pudding. Don’t miss out on these delicious flavours of the season during your time on the peninsula!

is strong, imported ham and turkey often take center stage for Christmas dinner and sides of stuffing and cranberry sauce share space with rice and beans and potato salad. However, a lucky few with hunter friends might enjoy a whole baked Gibnut for their holiday dinner. This large rabbit like denizen of Lyra Spang is owner/ the rainforest has flesh as guide of Taste Belize Tours, a unique cultural & culinary tour company. She researches & writes about food whenever she can. tastebelize@gmail.com.

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Cow Foot Soup is a classic “goma killer” that will allay any hangover. Check the specials boards around town for this and the equally hearty and delicious Conch Soup made with the sweet meat of the queen conch. On Placencia Peninsula, where Creole and Garifuna cultures predominate and North American influence

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What’s Inside

Pg 3 Christmas in Belize Pg 5 BTIA news Pg 6 Caribbean Beach Cabanas Pg 9 Fire Department / RE/MAX Donation to Police / Placencia Urban Bird Count Pg 11 Added Touch Spotlight Pg 13 Los Porticos and La Dolce Vita Pg 15 & 18 Placencia BTIA Members Pg 16 & 17 Placencia Peninsula Map Pg 20/21 Placencia Peninsula Guide Pg 22/23 Liquor Licenses Pg 24 Placencia Humane Society News Pg 25 Photo Gallery Pg 26 Community Corner Pg 27 Licensed Tour Operators in Placencia / Liquor Licenses Pg 28 Fragment of Hope / Pickled Parrot Art Bar Pg 30 Placencia Peninsula Happenings Pg 31 Calender of Events

Welcome New BTIA Members Belize Institute Of Mixology The Placencia Casino & Bar

THE PLACENCIA BREEZE NEWSPAPER PUBLISHER: The Placencia Chapter of the Belize Tourism Industry Association (Placencia BTIA) DISTRIBUTION: The Placencia Breeze is available free of charge at the Placencia Tourism Center, Maya Island Air, guesthouses, restaurants and bars, gift shops, banks and other businesses on the Placencia Peninsula. The Placencia Breeze has a print circulation of 1500, as well as a large online web audience. EDITOR IN CHIEF: Wende Bryan, wendebelize@yahoo.com PHOTO / GRAPHICS / LAYOUT EDITOR: H. U. Al-Ajba, info@pana.media VOLUNTEER PHOTOGRAPHERS: Marion and Ed Carr of Muzamanzie Photography muzamanzie@gmail.com ADVERTISING OFFICER: Wende Bryan, wendebelize@yahoo.com PRINTER: Norman’s Printing House, Belize City THE PLACENCIA BREEZE: The Placencia Tourism Center, Placencia, Stann Creek, Belize. Phone: 523- 4045 PLACENCIA BTIA BOARD: Chairlady, Jodie Yearwood Leslie Vice Chairman, Steve Christensen Secretary, Kristine Small Treasurer, Salva Zabaneh Councilor, Cleeve Westby Councilor, Bill Wohl Councilor, Brandon Westby

Important Notice! Annual Liquor Licenses need to be applied for before January 1. The Placencia Tourism Center makes this process easy for you if you just stop by and fill out an application which includes your notice in the Breeze November and December issues. Deadline is December 20th to get your notice in the January Breeze.

Notice All tour operators must renew their license by December 31st

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tower, two cabanas closest to the bikes, kayaks, and paddleboards! Caribbean Beach Cabanas (CBC) shore, our Caribbean-style casita, We have amazing on site managers, is proud and excited to announce and now - two very modern villas! Sue and Carlos Vasquez, whom our that we’ve recently completed a These new villas have rooftop guests consistently rave about on TripAdvisor (TA). substantial renovation, and re- decks, with wraparound lower opened on Nov 1st with 6 different verandas overlooking the new pool. We are honored to have been #1 for lodging options, a new pool, and a Guests can sit on a swing at our Specialty Lodging (TA) for the last new tiki area around the pool, grill year, and to have earned a Certificate new tiki area for guests! out, or enjoy our complimentary of Excellence (TA) in 2016. Back when we (Dave and Laura Diffendal) purchased the property - known for years as Las Amigas – the property consisted of two rustic cabanas and a one room casita. In 2014, we started renovations, adding new porches, a/c, and a touch of luxury to the existing structures. We have always wanted to stay with what tour guides, restaurant owners, and the neighborhood called for, and felt that adding two more villas and a micro resort feel, would be a great way to bring guests who are looking for a resort experience, into the village. Our micro resort now offers a Hamptons-style 2 bedroom/2 bath home, with a private third floor Visit www.placencia.com

You can see the early days of CBC on Episode 2, Season 10 of Beachfront Bargain Hunt on HGTV! If you’d like to check out what we have to offer, please stop by during the day to see Sue and Carlos, or contact us via email at info@ caribbeanbeachcabanas.com. We are very proud to be a part of the village!


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SUPPORT OUR FIRE DEPARTMENT! By David Ford

The Peninsula Fire Department is a classic hybrid organization with government cooperating with the private sector. The National Fire Service runs the department, pays the salaries of the three firemen and officer in charge (no women yet as firefighters), and costs like gasoline, and trains the staff and volunteers. And the Placencia Volunteer Fire Department is the private non-profit that raises money and volunteers to supplement what the government can’t provide, and provides community input to the operation of the department in Placencia. There are three paid firefighters, plus an officer in charge, and two relief firefighters who are brought in when needed. There is an awake firefighter on duty 24 hours a day! That’s comforting. Officer Tyrone Bood is the Officer in Charge and Kathy Anglin is Chief of Peninsula Volunteer Fire Department. Kathy founded the Volunteer Fire Department after attending a fire in the area and seeing guys inexperienced at starting the water pump! She knew it needed priming! You can hear her tell them. Thus, the Department was born.

to eight new volunteers. All you need is spirit and commitment, and good health. Men and women are welcomed, of course. Generally, volunteers are on the low side of 55 years old. Of course, SAFETY is paramount and there is training for volunteers. The National Fire Service provides the training, which will be held in Placencia on two evenings/week for 9 months. This is serious business, folks. But it’s a wonderful business and there can be nothing more rewarding, plus in the old days, volunteer fire departments were called “clubs,” so you’ll be a member of a very distinguished club.

Benjamin Franklin developed the first volunteer fire department which served anyone with a fire, not just members who had already paid a fee, in Philadelphia in 1736. Volunteers have been the bedrock of firefighting ever since. A distinguished history. Join the club and help your neighbours when they are in great need! Long-term volunteers have many stories to tell, including saving the Goss Chocolate factory from a major bush fire before there even was a fire truck, with a dozen volunteers. And then there was the night that three fires were intentionally set at D’Tatch, Sunrise and Serenade, when all the available volunteers were well used indeed. One doesn’t want nights like that ever, but they can happen and the community survives by being prepared.

There’s no doubt that cash contributions are most welcome, as well (to Scotia Bank account # 8832255, if you are so inclined). The main fundraiser for the year is the Flaming Heart Ball (get it, FLAMING heart?!), held in March. It is hoped that the Ball raises about $20,000. But another $20,000 is needed in the next few months to finish the new fire station, at the air strip, hopefully by the end of 2016. A raffle is planned for the near future. The new station will have much better accommodations for the truck and the humans who actually did happen. Ms. Eloise spend their nights there. Lopez’ house burned to the ground. Pray there is never a fire and be The fire truck and 2 firefighters and prepared when there is. A good 3 trained volunteers, and a bunch of summary. Can YOU help? good citizens of Seine Bight who So, the article above was written in operated a bucket brigade, arrived the Placencia Breeze’s breezy style, and did their best, but there were but while being put together, a water access issues and the truck horrible fire occurred in Seine Bight. had to return to Placencia for water, What we all fear might happen and the house was a total loss.

RE/MAX 1st Choice Belize Donates two Motor Cycles to Placencia Police Department

And then there are twelve good citizens of the Placencia area who volunteer when there are fires. Kathy keeps their contact data in her phone and reaches out as soon as there is a need. And the good people of Turtle Inn and Roberts Grove jump up and volunteer when needed. But there are times when If you’re interested, please send an more people are needed for an email to peninsulafirechief@gmail. emergency. com. A briefing session will be held for potential volunteers, with some That’s what this article is about. current volunteer’s present, where Can you help? The Department a pitch will be made and all your is looking for at least four and up questions answered.

Placencia AUDUBON Urban Bird Count Total Count for Placencia 63

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The Added Touch Can Brighten your Home or Business for the Holidays and Year Round By Robyn McCutcheon

What began as a business to supply Belizean made crafts to gift shops and hotels all around Belize, has certainly morphed into something else. After a stint at Go Graphics filling in for a departed friend, I thought I had the perfect niche that needed filling. I would be able to travel around Belize with Mayan crafts, pot pourri made from jungle ingredients, rainforest remedies, and the map of Belize (printed in Canada), wooden carvings and so on. But that brilliant idea was great adventure but not very sustaining. The Hummingbird nor the Placencia Road, nor the road to Gallon Jug were paved. The 1981 Subaru hung in there though.

became a bit more formal, no more working at the dining table. Nancy was a super accountant and put a polish on the business. All the time we were adjusting to the different tax protocols…VAT and so on. Internet had entered the picture. We bought a vehicle! Big time but we did hang onto the Subaru.

Its 25 years later and we have a warehouse in addition to the Belize City showroom. We also added a mini showroom on the peninsula at the ICB office in Seine Bight. And there are now four more talented people at TAT, who excel at customer service. These ladies can rhyme off the different wine glasses

And here is when it got interesting. Corol and George Bevier invited me to a Caribbean Hotel meeting in Cancun to assist at the Rum Point booth. That was 1991. And that is when the Placencia connection began. Both these folks, and others like Kitty Fox, Bruce Forrester, Ian Anderson, Judy Duplooy , all encouraged me to branch out into hotel supplies. They said they had a heck of a time getting good quality linen and amenities. That trend of listening to hoteliers and restauranteurs has continued right to this day. I’ve been known to dump catalogues on friends and say “hey just make your dream list for a perfect kitchen”.

we have without blinking. They roll with the uneven playing field that is doing business in Belize. They deal with the folks who want to learn about thread count and smile nicely at the folks who know it all and don’t want assistance. We learned a mandolin is a kitchen tool not a musical instrument. During the fall we often recognize a familiar voice, but calling from their new job. When Antolina goes to drop boxes at Tropic Air, the guys jump to help unload. And when I go, they wonder where she is! Even the traffic guys in the city watch out for her. The car has a black plate and yes she has the correct license, but they do love stopping her to check. Lydia does 90 percent of the phone duty and has nearly perfect recall of voices. She can answer the phone, do some task on the calculator and type all at the same time. In the past, she has had a bit of trouble distinguishing between a manatee and a dolphin. Lucy and Lily are the ones who know where everything is and contribute all the special touches that keep things running smoothly. And Lily makes great birthday cakes. So The Added Touch is a team business. And all ladies! It just happened that way, not on purpose. But we do have a great support crew in the business community; fabulous custom broker, the girls at Caribbean Shipping, the guys at Hyde, the truckers at Port that help us unload (we’re not feeble but help sure is nice). And a 24 hour security detail of eight legs and enormous appetites and two tails.

Eventually what had been a one person operation needed some help. On a fluke, I jokingly asked a manager of an off shore resort if she was ready for some solid land time. That was a huge step. The office

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The Placencia Breeze December 2016 Ambergris Caye Office Barrier Reef Drive P.O. Box 204 San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize Tel: 226-4309

Placencia Peninsula Office Main Street Placencia Village, S.C., Belize Tel: 523-3309

Specializing in Property Management - Vacation Rentals - Sales Placencia Peninsula

Rare opportunity to own a condo at Roberts Grove Beach Resort. This 1BR 1 bath ocean view condo enjoys excellent rental revenue as it is one of the most sought after units. Just footsteps from the water’s edge, the 2nd floor condo is located in a very desirable building and has recently been updated.

Hibiscus Beach Residences in Placencia Village. Unique opportunity to own property in a planned community located in the heart of Placencia village. Hibiscus Beach Residences is the only master planned development of single family homes within Placencia village proper with covenants setting guidance for structures and their uses. Hibiscus Beach is the only community in Placencia village which stretches from sea to lagoon/bay. The perfect location to build your dream home! Contact us for individual lot pricing.

US$325,000

Ambergris Caye Water’s Edge is located 5 miles north of San Pedro Town on the island of Ambergris Caye. This property is a true example of Caribbean luxury with 26’ ceilings in the living and dining areas. U$1,995,000 This cozy cottage property with a pool is located just one mile north of San Pedro Town and is nestled in the prestigious neighborhood of Tres Cocos. This property has so much to offer by way of rental income potential should the buyer opt to put the home on the rental market. U$745,000

Beautifully decorated 2 story 3BR home ready to move in. Quality 1650 sq. ft. built home recently upgraded. Decking allows panoramic views and recently added “crows nest” palapa decking at roofline allows even better views, especially of Maya Mountain range across Placencia lagoon. Large nicely landscaped fenced yard with parking and storage shed which includes laundry area. Just outside to Placencia village but in a convenient area just north of Placencia airstrip. US$315,000

CHABIL MAR BEACHFRONT VILLA U$550,000 - This recently redecorated villa offers elegance and comfort within the heart of Chabil Mar. Enjoy spectacular views of the Caribbean from your private deck or relax in air conditioned comfort while always being steps away from the stunningly beautiful Placencia beach. With a proven track record of rental income going back over 9 years, Ownership in Chabil Mar is a sound and lucrative investment. This development has been sold out since 2006 and resales are few and far in between, Villa 19 present a rare opportunity for ownership. MAYA BEACH, BEACHFRONT DUPLEX - U$525,000 - Enjoy immediate income generating benefits with this beautiful duplex that sits on a spacious quarter acre beachfront lot in Maya Beach Area. This expansive oceanfront lot offers excellent privacy while being within easy reach of some of the best restaurants on the Peninsula, bars, grocery and many other amenities. Both units are independent living spaces each equipped with a Main and guest bedroom, bathroom, laundry and full kitchen facilities. This property is a sound investment whether you mean to live here fulltime or part-time. The rental income being generated from either or both units will more than pay for the annual costs of ownership while you take advantage of the steady appreciation of property value on the Placencia Peninsula.

Delightfully charming property in mid-town San Pedro. Formerly Asian Garden Day Spa, it is conveniently located across from Ramon’s Village and is within easy walking distance to shops, stores, restaurants and Pro Dive Centers U$250,000 Punta Azul is a subdivision located 10.5 miles north of San Pedro Town on the island of Ambergris Caye. This land is perfect for residential and/or resort development. U$65,000 Villa Opal is a uniquely designed 5 bedroom, 4 bath home located in North Ambergris Caye. The design of this home incorporates many natural hardwoods and designs that are unique to Belize. The villa includes a spacious deck as well as two screened in porches. U$795,000

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Los Porticos and La Dolce Vita Pair Very Well Together

CAREER OPPORTUNITY Tourist Information Officer The Belize Tourism Board (BTB) invites application for the vacant post of “Tourist Information Officer” in its Department of Cruise and Destination Planning . Mission Statement for Position: The Tourist Information Officer will perform service under the supervision of the Cruise Manager. The post is designed to collect data of our cruise visitor disembarking from Norwegian Cruise Lines vessels. The individual is also responsible for monitoring operators, collecting data, welcoming guests, answering questions and facilitating the travelers’ visit as they enter the country. This is not a full time post of the Belize Tourism Board. The individual will work on cruise ship days only at Harvest Caye, off the coast of Placencia. However, the post will be governed by BTB Regulation and Policy Guidelines. Role and Responsibilities 1. Verify validity of license for Tour Guides, both sea and land based Operator. 2.Meet and greet cruise guests and provide assistance with directions and tourist information.

By Isabelle McMillen Los Porticos Villas is located on the historic Placencia beachfront, known to all the old-timers as Kitty’s Place. With white sand beaches, clear Caribbean waters, and lush tropical gardens, it’s no surprise that this location has attracted visitors from around the world for decades. Guests were always in good hands with Ms. Kitty and they continue to receive warm welcomes and first class treatment from the staff at Los casually-elegant 1 and 2 bedroom Porticos, under the management of condos, with expansive verandahs, hardwood furnishings, exotic Snowden Consulting Ltd. artwork, fully equipped kitchens, Los Porticos is a luxury condo A/C, wi-fi, washer/dryers, and resort and residences nestled on amazing views. Bicycles and sea 3 acres with some year -round kayaks are available for guests to residents and many guests who explore the village and sea. come to experience the vacation of a lifetime in beautiful Placencia. Los Porticos is thrilled to welcome The resort offers accommodation in Chef Simone and his crew from La Dolce Vita Italian Restaurant to the property. The well-known Placencia restaurant (est. 2004) recently relocated to Los Porticos. Guests will have an even finer experience now. Everyone at Los Porticos is excited to have fresh, authentic Italian cuisine and imported wines right at their doorstep. Guests can bask in the sun and indulge in cool cocktails and ice cold Belikin beers at the swim –up Pool Bar. La Dolce Vita is a full-service restaurant open 7am – 10pm. Resort guests can enjoy the privacy of their self-catered villas or allow the Los Porticos staff to cater to their every need to make a perfect Belize vacation a dream come true! The choice is yours at Los Porticos Villas… come for a week, a month, a lifetime!

3.Compile questions asked by visitors and submit report on a monthly basis. 4.Maintains adequate inventory of industry brochures and promotional materials for distribution. 5.Ensure that the BTB Kiosk is kept clean, organized, and well maintained on a daily basis. 6.Develop and coordinate welcome programs for arriving guests. 7. Report all non-compliance Guides, Operators etc. 8.Serve as a resource for guest needing geographical and any other relevant information about our Destination. 9.Obtain daily tour statistics from Operators on the island and input into excel for monitoring. 10. Record complaints/incidents involving the destination. 11. Provide feedback and recommendations on daily operations to overseeing Manager. 12. Perform any other duties and functions assigned from time to time by the overseeing Manager. Professional Qualification Requirements: Education/Job Experience Incumbent must possess an Associate’s Degree. Related work or internship experience of one year is required. An equivalent combination of skills and relevant experience may be considered. Skill Requirements • Must have a good geographical knowledge of tourism destination area • Good interpersonal skills • Problem Solver • Decision Maker • Assertive/ Confident • Strong Communication skills • Creative • Adaptable • Team player • Enthusiastic Work Environment Field work Long periods of light work Applications with proof of qualifications, resume and two letters of recommendation should be submitted to:

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Boris Mannsfeld & Associates “Specializing in Placencia Belize Real Estate”

BMA at I.L Conference in Vegas

Condo - Roberts Grove USD $365,000

Water Front Duplex USD $349,000

info@realestateplacencia.com Boris Mannsfeld Manager & Sales Belize +501 610-0294 USA +1 (303) 881-3874 Skype Boris.Mansfeld Boris@RealEstatePlacencia.com

Frik De Meyere Manager & Sales Belize +501 610-1223 USA +1 (303) 881-3874 Skype Frik.De.Meyere Frik@RealEstatePlacencia.com

Representing as International Living exclusive agent for Belize, BMA will be in Las Vegas on November 10th to 12th at “Live Better - For Less - Overseas” I.L Conference. With a database of over 40,000 people globally BMA continue to lead the market as the number one Real Estate Agent In Placencia, Belize.

Opal Caye USD $890,000

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South Saddle Caye USD $625,000

BZ: 523 - 3063

US: (303) 881-3874

Desorine Leslie

Closing Manager Belize +501 610-1079 USA +1 (303) 881-3874 Skype Desorine.Leslie Desorine@RealEstatePlacencia.com

Tamrah Lozano Listings Manager Belize +501 615-2118 USA +1 (303) 881-3874 Skype Tamrah.Lozano Water Front Lot USD $199,000

Canal Lot, Maya Beach USD $65,000

Tamrah@RealEstatePlacencia.com

Nikki Muschamp Office Manager/Accountant Belize +501 625-2421 USA +1 (303) 881-3874 Nikki@RealEstatePlacencia.com

Richard Villanueva Sales Co-ordinator Belize +501 615-9511 USA +1 (303) 881-3874 Richard@RealEstatePlacencia.com

Zane Burgess Information Technology Manager Belize +501 615-0967 USA +1 (303) 881-3874 Zane@RealEstatePlacencia.com

Beach Lot USD $289,000

Cary Caye USD $1,500,000 Christi Lopez Sales Assistant Belize +501 610-9660 USA +1 (303) 881-3874 Christi@RealEstatePlacencia.com

Funk Caye USD $399,000

Robert’s Caye USD $500,000

WHY US?

• Largest team on the Placencia Peninsula • Speak English, Spanish, French, German and Dutch • Boris earned an International Economics Degree from UCLA & a MBA from the University of Denver. BMA ON HGTV • Frik holds a paramedic degree, a master in BMA was invited by HGTV to produce information technology & an an episode for their Caribbean Life Entrepreneurial MBA from Flanders Business School series in August 2015. The show Þrst in Belgium aired in March 2016, which had millions • Combined 40+ years of real estate experience & of viewers. Belize is certainly getting contacts on the Peninsula. known for it’s beautiful beaches, • We personally invest in the real estate market here stunning islands, friendly people and and own many much more. BMA was invited once properties. more to Þlm 2 different series, • Boris is a licensed Colorado Real Estate Broker. Beachfront Bargain Hunt and Over the past 6months we sold 30 plus properties Island Hunters. You can view the show and have a lot more in the pipeline. on our website www.RealEstatePlacencia.com.

Pauline Linarez Marketing & Sales Belize +501 630-7491 USA +1 (303) 881-3874 Pauline@RealEstatePlacencia.com

Call Us Today! 523-3063

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Don’t see your listing? It is time to renew your membership or become a new member! Join the largest BTIA Chapter in Belize! Contact Placencia BTIA Membership Officer 523-4045 or accounts@placencia.com

ACCOMMODATIONS Coconut Cottage A Belizean Nirvana

belizeanirvana@gmail.com 523-3331 or 625-3301 Evan Hall

Aqua Oasis

drcawoody@gmail.com 623-3286

Arches /The

gin7373@aol.com 479-841-7970 Ginny Clayton

Barnacle Bill’s Beach Bungalows taylors@btl.net 533-8110 or 602-7768 Bill & Adriane Taylor

Belize Ocean Club reservations@ belizeoceanclub.com 671-4500

Blue Crab Beach House linnbluecrabbeach@gmail. com 523-3544 or 523-3543 Kerry Goss & Linn Wilson

Blue Garden House

info@belizecottagerentals. com 207-326-9099 Costas & Sally Christ

Captain Jak’s Cabanas

theluckyerin22@yahoo.com 523-3561 or 622-7104 Erin Ivy

Caribbean Beach Cabanas info@caribbean beachcabanas.com 622-4142 David & Laura Diffendal

Caribbean Travel & Tours ** info@cttbelize.com 523-3481 or 672-3549 Veronique McKenzie

Casa Laguna Vista windwardproperties @att.net 361 765-8277 David Wallace

Casa Nettuno

framadani.office @gmail.com 629-2700 or 660-8526 Maria Levoni

Casa Palma

kwplacencia@yahoo.com 523-3234 or 626-8425 Kay Westby

Cocoplum Vacation Rentals

rentals@cocoplumbelize.net 623-7774 Aaron Krohn

Coral Cove Inn

bayshorelimited@ gmail.com 604-8910 Gordon Keith Allen

Deb & Daves Last Resort debanddave@btl.net 523-3207 Deborah & Dave Vernon

Dolce Cabana

nharvalik@gmail.com 604-6214 Nicole Harvalik

Easy Living Apartments

manateeinn@btl.net 523-4083 Slavek Machacka

Mariposa Beach Suites* reservations@ mariposabelizebeach.com 523-4474 or 610-4473 Bruce & Sharon Maddison

Maya Beach Hotel & Bistro*

info@mayabeachhotel.com 533-8040 or 627-4718 Ellen & John Lee

Maya Lodge

maya-lodge@hotmail.com 605-0586 Stefano Ragagnin & Lou McLeod

info@singingsands.com 533-3022 or 520-8022 Maya Kramer

Southern Shores Resort deb@ southernshoresresort.com Deborah Tinsley 615-4182 southernshoresresort.com

Suites at Three Iguanas Annelise Hagan 633-6599 annelisehagan@ hotmail.com

Sunset Pointe Condos

ewinche713@aol.com 664-4740 Office Manager, Francisco

Turtle Inn */**

frontdesk@turtleinn.com 523-3244 Martin Krediet

harbour21@gmail.com 523-3519 or 626-2518 Michel Ardoullie

Tradewinds

Glovers Atoll Resort**

Miller’s Landing*

White House /The

gloversatoll@gmail.com Rebecca Lomont 532-2913 or 633-0228

Green Parrot Beach Houses* greenparrot@mail.com 533-8188 David Allardice & Leo Ramirez

Harbour Hideaway of Placencia

jimandcindy@wellerbelize. com 623-3286 Jim & Cindy Weller

Harry’s Cozy Cabanas cozycabanas@yahoo.com 523-3155 or 633-8581 Ronda Wheeler

Hatchet Caye Resort*

contact@hatchetcaye.com 533-4446 or 523-3337 Dasha Shivers

Hideaway Caye

hideawaycaye@yahoo.com 665-4069 Kimberly&Dustin Ingersoll

Itz’ana

kim@itzanabelize.com 610-3456 Kim Viner

Casa Placencia

Los Porticos Villas

info@larubeya.com 523-3473 Rene Nunez reservations@ losporticosvillas.com 523-3227 or 607-4448 Barry Snowden

information@chabilmarvillas. com 523-3606 or 523-3611

Lost Reef Resort*

Champagne Island

Lydia’s Guest House

jchampagne1234@ gmail.com 615-9979 or 629-9979

Manatee Inn

Singing Sands Inn*

Michelo Hotel

Laru Beya Resort*

Chabil Mar Villas*

belizekaren@gmail.com 523-3507 Karen Travers

info@easylivingplacencia. com 523-3481 or 672-3549 Veronique McKenzie

casapalma@outlook.com 628-7922 Perfecto Choc casaplacencia@live.com 503-3143 or 630-7811 Jacki Tipton

Maine Stay /The

llr@lostreefresort.com 610-0816 Lisa D’Amore lydias@btl.net 523-3117 or 627-7970 Lydia Villanueva

millersplacencia@yahoo.com 523-3010 or 523-3011 Gary & Ann Miller

Miramar Apartments

info@miramarbelize.com 523-3658 or 620-3237 Ilsa Villanueva

One World Rentals

oneworldplacencia@yahoo. com 523-3103 or 620-9975 Claudia Hardegger

Paradise Vacation Hotel*/**

info@belize123.com 523-3179 or 523-3256 Alan & Deloris Stamm

Pearl Beach House

vb53@centurytel.net 523-3409 or 605-0586 Bud & Betsy Valian Stefano Ragagnin

Placencia Property Rentals melissa@ placenciapropertyrentals.com placenciapropertyrentals.com 637-1481 Melissa Fryer

Robert’s Grove Beach Resort */** info@robertsgrove.com 523-3565 or 523-4367

Sailfish Resort

info@sailfishbelize.com 651-9885 Mike Gargan

Sea Glass Inn*

brad_schofield@yahoo.com 523-3098 Brad & Christine Schofield

Seaview Suites

placenciaseaview@gmail.com 523-3777 John & Marian Chan

Please note that some members in our Accommodations listing offer additional services: * Restaurant ** Tour Operator *** Property Rentals

trdewndpla@btl.net 523-3122 Janice Leslie info@whitehouseplacencia.com 1-732-829-4042 Kirsten & Per Kristensen

White Sand Villa

eagleray33@gmail.com 661-9516 or 602-9315 Tricia Hernandez

AUTO RENTALS Barefoot Services

smallkristine@yahoo.com 624-5408 Kristine Small

Z-Touch

yselazab@hotmail.com 523-3513 Ysela Zabaneh

NON-PROFIT ORGS Placencia Humane Society 523-3185 or 604-8676 David Kafka, President

Rotary Club of Placencia 622-7103

REAL ESTATE Amik Kil Ha

achild17@gmail.com Amanda Harris 664-1672 +(604) 879-0543 friendlywatersbelize.com

Bayshore Limited

www.bayshore.bz 604-8910, Jenny Wildman or 600-1040, Xen Wildman

Belize Sotheby’s International Realty info@belizesir.com 523-3309

Boris Mannsfeld & Associates

Info@RealEstatePlacencia. com - 523-3063 Boris Mannsfeld

info@barefootservicesbelize. com 523-3066 or 629-9602 Ian & Megs Yearwood

Cocoplum

Placencia Car Rental

Coldwell Banker Southern Belize Realty

info@ placenciacarrental.com 523-3284 or 625-9573 Saleem Ahmed

CONSTRUCTION REPAIRS Doran’s Services

takunchances@yahoo.com 670-4130 Doran Yount

CONSULTANTS Barefoot Executive, Ltd.

barefootexecutiveltd@gmail. com 523-3291 Yvette Guild

Guild & Guild Consulting guildandguild@hotmail.com 523-3251 or 523-3291 Yvette Guild

HEALTH, FITNESS, SPAS & SALONS BB Yoga Flow

info@bbyogaflow.com 631-7726 Agnes Balawejder-Busch

Tooth Fairy Dental Clinic toothfairyclinic@gmail.com 503-3736 or 633-0678 Dr. Dalila Vanzie-Krohn

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Tree of Life Massage Studio

stewart@cocoplumbelize.net 610-1009 Stewart Krohn

info@coldwellbankerbelize. com 523-3500 Charmaine Voss

CPC Real Estate Solution info@belizeproperty.com 672-9000 Dan Dunbar & Michael Young

RE/MAX 1st Choice

david@1stchoicebelize.com 631-9622 or 523-3666 David Kafka

Wild Orchid Properties aline@ wildorchidbelize.com 600-7991 Aline Habib

RESTAURANTS BARS CAFÉS ENTERTAINMENT Above Grounds Coffee

keithgmorrison@gmail.com 634-3212 Keith Morrison

Barefoot Bar

barefootbarbz@gmail.com 523-3515 Cassie & Brice Dial

Brewed Awakenings

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Citrus Sensations

Palmtree Designs

Dawn’s Grill

Placencia Now

De’Tatch Seafood Grill & Bar

Placencia Mini Storage

634-1419 citrussensations@ yahoo.com

grillngo@yahoo.com 602-9302 Dawn Pollard

jodiejjyearwood@gmail.com 503-3385 or 523-4035 Jodie Yearwood

Fantoni’s Kitchen

fantoniskitchen@gmail.com 630-4752 Cleeve Westby

muzamanzie@gmail.com 523-3563 or 669-4675 Marion & Ed Carr placenciacommunications @yahoo.com 624-2651 Wende Bryan celeste1001@live.com 665-0800 Paul & Celeste Smith

SHOPPING Added Touch /The

Reef CI

polly@reefci.com 626-1429 Polly Alford

Splash Dive Center

patricia@splashbelize.com 523-3058 or 610-0235 Patricia Ramirez

Placencia BTIA Membership Benefits

Sunny Side Tours

A page on the placencia.com website with complete details of your business, a link to your website, and as many pictures as you like.

Taste Belize

A spot on the centerfold map of the Placencia Breeze.

tastebelize@gmail.com 664-8699 Lyra Spang

INDIVIDUAL MEMBERS

Your contact information listed under the appropriate business category in the Membership Directory of the Placencia Breeze. A feature story in the Placencia Breeze about your business.

Allen, Ken & Elizabeth

robbcarson.king@gmail.com 667-4805 Rob King

addedtouchhotelsupplies@ gmail.com 223-1461 or 615-0054 Robin McCutcheon

Jaguar Lanes

Goss Chocolate

gringo@btl.net 610-1399

Referrals to your business given to visitors by the staff of the Placencia Tourism Center.

Cohen, Howard & Karen

BTIA member discounts at participating member businesses.

Friends Near the Pier

jaguarlanes4@gmail.com 601-4434 / 629-3145 Manuel Simpson

J-Dee’s Restaurant & Bar info@jdeesplacencia.com 503-3351 - Daisy & Jeremy

Laru Beya Restaurant & Bar info@larubeya.com 523-3476 Rene Nunez

Mangos

info@mangosbelize.com 533-8102 Tom Hudson Frank DaSilva

Pickled Parrot/ The

adrianalynn37@gmail.com 636-7068 Lynn and Eugene Upham

Placencia Casino & Bar ryanbzcasinos@gmail.com 533-4114 or 615-7118 Ryan Nichols

Rumfish y Vino

rumfish@btl.net 523-3293 or 666-6934 Pamela & John Solomon

Shak/The

magsshak@hotmail.com 622-1686 or 523-3252 Magda Morales

Tipsy Tuna Sports Bar tipsytuna@outlook.com 523-3089 Salva & Gillian Zabaneh

Tuttifrutti Ice Cream Parlor tizy.lory@virgilio.it Tiziana Del Col

SCHOOLS (PIA) Peninsula International Academy peninsulaacademy.org 601-3523 Selena Lucas

SERVICES AB2 Architects

andrea@ab2architects.com www.ab2architects.com 533-8113 610-0488 Andrea Bacher

Belize Institute Of Mixology

luis@belizemixology.com 626-7518 or 664-7854 Luis Valasquez

linnbluecrabbeach@gmail. com 523-3544 or 523-3542 Kerry Goss & Linn Wilson

Lola’s Art Gallery

lolasartgallery@yahoo.com 523-3342 or 601-1913

Mermaid Charms

jenari_13@yahoo.com 604-1906 ot 503-3206 Jeanna Casey

MnM Hardware Placencia

duncker@btl.net 523-3517 or 523-3537 Dora Duncker

TOUR OPERATORS TRAVEL AGENTS Belize Tradewinds Cruise Club belize@trade-winds.com 671-3268 Ms. Patries Chung

Caribbean Travel &Tours info@ctbelize.com 223-0992 Veronique McKenzie

Cayequest Tours

cayequest@gmail.com 633-6330 Mark Leslie

Daytripper Catamaran

629-5331 kenallen72@comcast.net

Christensen, Steve

howard.cohen@sunnybrook. ca 622-6695

Coston, Debbie

Edwards, Dan & Kim

Email announcements and news from Placencia BTIA.

thislldo.dan@gmail.com 622-1656

Dusa, Lee & Gail gail@getdusa.com 663-9087

Feldman, Babe & Karen cabf@jasarinc.com 610-0356

Ferris, Ken

kenneth.ferris@asu.edu 636-8675 gringainbelize@gmail.com 628-7004

Glessner, Virginia

Listing on the National BTIA website. Consistent and relevant BTIA advocacy on behalf of Placencia tourism stakeholders.

Placencia.com website! BTIA Members: be sure to go to http://placencia.com/register to submit your information and pictures for your own page.

virgles@icloud.com

Hall, Susan McMillanHunter sebelize@yahoo.com

Hess, Tina

Smith, Stan & Mary

Mertens, Wini

mtoy@destinationsbelize.com 523-4018 or 610-4718 Mary Toy

stanmary@btl.net 523-4306

JC’s Corner Independence Village

vandeurzen.bz@gmail.com 662-0020

Ocean Motion Services

Opportunity to have your announcements distributed to all Placencia Chapter members.

Gabor, Deborah

Destinations Belize

joytours@btl.net 523-3325 Hubert & Karen Young

Local assistance with renewals of Hotel Licenses, Tour Guide Licenses, Tour Operator Licenses, Sport Fishing Licenses, etc. Discounted pricing on advertising in the Placencia Breeze.

Markham, Angie

Joy Tours

Your brochures and literature displayed in the Placencia Tourism Center,

debcoston@yahoo.com 624-6483

daytrippercatamaran@gmail. com 666-3117

annmarie6362@gmail.com 602-0871 or 310-894-9250

A discounted listing in the new Destination Belize magazine.

Van Deurzen, John Ward, John

The Belize Tourism Industry was formed in 1985 to bring together tourism and tourism related interests to meet the challenges of a dynamic and growing industry in Belize. BTIA was intended and continues to develop as the accepted and recognized voice of the tourism industry in Belize and providing an important link between public and private sectors. The Placencia BTIA holds the largest membership in Belize.

wardord@yahoo.com 662-4885

Westby, Brandon brandonwestby@ tropicair.com 631-3553

info@oceanmotionplacencia. com 523-3363 or 667-8356 Delaverne Leslie

Small 0-10 employees

$200

Medium

11-50 employees

$500

Large 51+ employees

$1,500

PERSONAL MEMBERSHIPS Student

$25

eagleray33@gmail.com placenciatoursbz.weebly.com 661-9516 or 602-9315

Also, take advantage of volunteer opportunities! Write for the Breeze or help out at Lobsterfest!

BUSINESS MEMBERSHIPS

Currently enrolled in a Belizean High School or University

Placencia Eagle Ray Tours

We appreciate our members' support! Please remember to renew your membership for 2016. We want to keep you on our ever-growing list!

Associate

Current full time Employees Member Business

Individual

Open to Everyone

$50

EXTRA MEMBERSHIP CARDS $25

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Placencia Peninsula Guide ACCOMMODATIONS

DINING

South of Airstrip

South of Airstrip One World Rentals: Daily, weekly and monthly rentals. Eleven comfortable and immaculate studios and apartments in the heart of Placencia Village (next to the "Rumfish" Restaurant), close to restaurants, shopping, banks as well as the beach. Cable TV, free wifi, fully equipped kitchenette, private bathroom, fully screened porch, hammocks. Contact Swiss Owner Claudia Hardegger at 523-3103 or 620-9975. email oneworldplacencia@ yahoo.com. Major credit cards accepted.. Rates from 129 BZD incl. Taxes.

De’Tatch Seafood Beach Grill & Bar: Serving the very best in Seafood and Local Cuisines. Open Mon-Sunday (Closed... on Wed)7am until 10pm for Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner (daily and nightly lunch & seafood dinner special). Come Enjoy the Perfect View (beach front), Great food, Great drink and Music to sooth the soul. Internet & Wireless also available. For Info or Take out orders please call: 503-3385

The Shak Beach Café: Placencia's original smoothie spot with fresh fruit smoothies. Try our famous seaweed shake, natural juices, veggie burgers, Paradise Resort: Has most of the amenities & all the luxury of a large salads, wraps, hummus, falafel. We serve breakfast all day. Located on hotel. We are located on the ocean front. 12 A/C rooms. On site full service the beach at the foot of the main dock. Open 7 to 6. Closed on Tuesday. restaurant & bar, spa by the sea, all eco tours, diving, snorkeling, fishing, Call us at 523-3252. roof top Jacuzzi, Wi-Fi, dive shop, gift shop, kayak and golf cart rental. Maya & Tropic Air agent. Email: info@belize123.com or give us a call at Wendy’s Creole Restaurant & Bar: Fine dining in A/C comfort or outdoor on the Patio. Specializing in Spanish & Creole. Open 7 days a 523-3179/503-3479 Website:www.belize123.com week for breakfast, lunch & dinner 7am - 10pm. Located on the Main Ranguana Lodge: Five private ocean view cabins located right on the Road. Visa & MC accepted. 523-3335 - wendylemus02@hotmail.com beach in the heart of Placencia Village: We have 3 private air-conditioned beach cabins each w/ 2 Double beds, fans, large refrigerator, coffee makers, North of Airstrip private bath w/ hot/cold shower, private balcony w/ a hammock. We also Green Parrot Restaurant: On the beach at Maya Beach. Our chef changes have two other cabins with full kitchens, 2 double beds, fans, private bath the menu daily and features a wide variety of local and international with hot & cold shower & tub, private balcony with a hammock. Beach cuisine. We feature seafood and tropical dishes. For reservations call Palapas, beach chairs. Tropic Air agent, Gift shop. Phone/fax at 011-501- 523-2488. greenparot@btl.net 523-3112, E-mail: Ranguana@btl.net website: www.ranguanabelize.com Habanero Mexican Restaurant & Bar @ Robert’s Grove: Lagoon SailFish Resort: 6 modern Suites with A/C, TV, Wi-Fi and private baths. side Fiesta time! Casual and fun Habanero serves up Mexican food w/ a 8 Private rooms and 16 Bunks. Pool with swim-up Bar. Starting at $20 Belizean flair. Now open from 12 noon – 10 p.m. Dinner Pick-ups available 523-3565! US + tax / night. Book online @ www.SailFishBelize.com or 651-9885 Tradewinds: Overlooking the Caribbean Sea & the Mountains of Belize! 9 Cabanas w/ private bath, hot/cold, 2 double beds, fans, coffee maker (coffee provided), refrigerator & veranda w/ hammock. 523-3122 - trdewndpla@btl.net

North of Airstrip Green Parrot Beach Houses: Maya Beach: 6 mahogany beach houses, loft bedrooms, fold out sofa, kitchenette & bath on main floor. 2 bay leaf thatch cabanas w/ garden showers & private beach. Tel/FAX: 523-2488; E-mail: greenparrot@mail.com; Website: www.greenparrot-belize.com

Laru Beya Restaurant & Bar: International Fine Dining with Belizean flair. Experience delicious meals, fabulous cocktails and fantastic service combined with spectacular ocean views. Breakfast served from 7 to 11 am. Lunch served from 12 to 2 pm. Happy hour from 4 to 6 pm. Dinner served from 6 to 9 pm. For reservations call 523-3476. Seaside Restaurant @ Robert’s Grove: Romantic Fine Dining with a world class menu and wine cellar. One of Belize’s most consistent restaurants quoted Fodor’s 2010 edition. The Seaside Restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Open 7 days a week, 365 days a year from 7 a.m. – 10 p.m. Dinner Pick-ups available 523-3565!

Laru Beya Resort: Paradise has an address... Luxurious beachfront Sweet Mama’s @ Robert’s Grove: Belizean restaurant serving breakfast accommodation with a top-rated restaurant on site. All bedrooms have ($8), lunch ($10) and dinner ($12). Open Monday - Sunday, 7 AM to 8 A/C, ceiling fans, fridges, coffee & tea making facilities. Suites (1 to PM. 3 bedrooms) have fully fitted kitchens. Ocean-facing infinity pool. Free Wi-Fi throughout the resort. Free use of Hobi-cat, sea kayaks and CHEERS bicycles. Miniature golf course located on the landscaped grounds. Daily tours, snorkeling & diving trips and other excursions arranged. www.larubeya.com - info@larubeya.com - 523-3473 Robert’s Grove Beach Resort: Placencia’s most complete resort. Beachfront accommodations w/3 restaurants: Seaside, Habanero & Sweet Mama’s & French bakery & deli; 3 Pools, Conference Center, Tennis Court, Gym, FREE Wifi, Gift Shop, Full Service Dive Center, Marina, Gas and butane station. Kayaks, Windsurfers, Hobie Cats and bikes. Kayak, Paddle Boat and golf cart rentals and sales. www.robertsgrove.com, info@ robertsgrove.com. For more info cal us @ 523-3565!

Barefoot Bar: Open every day 11 am to midnight. Located on the beach. Live Music Wed, Fri & Sat at 5 pm & Sun at noon. Happy Hour 5 -6 pm. Largest drink menu around. Creative lunch & dinner specials. Known for Stiff Drinks ~ Tasty Food ~ Good Times! 523-3515. Follow us on Facebook!

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J-Byrd’s: Local Bar by the Seaside docks. Open daily from 10am to 12pm. And live music every Friday. 523-3412 SailFish Resort: Swim-up bar and pool open to the public daily @ 11:00 am. Cold drinks, cool tunes and fun in the sun. Resort setting waterfront on the Lagoon at Sunset Pointe. $5 BZ daily pool fee. www.SailFishBelize.com or 651-9885

SHOPPING

REAL ESTATE Belize Sotheby’s International Realty: Our firm is a full service real estate company offering real estate sales, vacation rentals, as well as property management. The country of Belize has many great opportunities and offers a very beautiful landscape both on the islands and on the mainland. Belize also offers many investment benefits. Our team of Belize experts will be happy to assist you in enhancing your Belize experience. 523-3309 info@belizesir.com

Boris Mannsfeld & Associates: Our loyalty to our client’s best interest has established us as the top real set firm in the region. Our expert team is ready and excited to guide you step–by–step in finding the perfect property or securing a successful sale or investment. If you or your customers are seeking exceptional service, proven experience, professionalism, and the know-how and determination to get things done then look no further. Even though we specialize on the Placencia peninsula, we have a reliable network of real estate firms and developers throughout Belize with Art n Soul Gallery: Offering the finest quality original paintings by whom we can collaborate to provide you with real estate options across Belize’s best artists for over 13 years. Open 9-6. 100 yards up the sidewalk this beautiful country. Give us a call at Ph.523-3063 or Email:Info@ from the Main Pier. RealEstatePlacencia.com Goss Chocolate: Goss Chocolate and cocoa powder made and sold only in Belize. 100% organically grown Belizean cacao, Belizean cane sugar, whole vanilla bean. Sold in grocery stores, gift shops, hotels and restaurants on the Peninsula and throughout Belize. Sorry, no factory tours! 523-3544, www.Goss-Chocolate.com, BTL 2013 Yellow Pages, Facebook. Winner 2013 World Chocolate Awards for Goss White with Vanilla Bean.

Coldwell Banker Southern Belize Realty: We are a full service real estate agency and specialize in all property types in Belize. Looking to buy, sell, invest or retire abroad? Our highly experienced team is ready to assist you with every step. Give us a call at 523-3500 or visit our website at http://www.coldwellbankerbelize.com .

CPC Real Estate Solutions: Your trusted real estate broker in Green Parrot Gift Shop: The in-place to shop on the Peninsula. Featuring Belize. We have over 20 years experience helping clients with their a wide variety of Belizean, Guatemalan, & Central American crafts. real estate transactions and take pride in assisting you with your property purchase. Please drop into our office for a free map of Belize, Wallen’s Market: Hardware and houseware as well as wines, liquors, & and no obligation answers to all your real estate questions. We’re select wholesale items. 503-3316 Office: 523-3128. Pharmacy: 523-3346. located in the heart of the village, across from the Atlantic Bank. wallensmarket@yahoo.com. Located just south of BTL office. Serving 672-9000 or www.belizeproperty.com the penisula for over 30 years!

GETTING AROUND

TOUR PROVIDERS

Placencia Car Rental: 1 mile north of the Placencia Airstrip. Largest car rental on the Peninsula. SUVs and Golf Carts. Call: 523-3284 or 625-9573 www.placenciacarrental.com

SPA & MASSAGE Robert’s Grove Dive Center: Feeling adventurous??? Our PADI 5 star Dive Center offers daily snorkeling, diving and certification courses and boasts some of the tastiest lunches, best tour guides in the country, and ‘The Dorado’ our 48 ft. Pro Dive Boat! Nitrox and specialty Dive Courses available. Inland, Fishing, private charters, Whale Shark, Manatee, Monkey River and Inland tours also on the Tour Menu for more info call 523-3565!

Sea Spa @ Robert’s Grove: Now offering Thai Massage, our Sea Spa is manned by professional therapists each w/ their own unique style. Treatments include; Several massage styles, Facials, Body Wraps, Body Scrubs/Polish, Reiki Energy, Sunburn Special, Coconut Hair Rinse and of course Manis & Pedis for Barefoot perfect feet! All treatments offered in our newly appointed oceanfront spa, at the end of our 250 ft pier or in a rooftop setting w/ panoramic views of the Caribbean Sea! For more info call 523-3565!

WEDDING PLANNING

Splash Dive Center: Selected Tour Operator of the Year by the Belize Tourism Board. Fully equipped scuba retail store and 5 Star PADI Dive Center. Our 5 dive boats visit several dive and snorkel destinations daily. We teach scuba diving from beginner to pro level. Our air conditioned vans and licensed guides will take you to Maya sites, Cockscomb Jaguar Preserve, ziplining, cave or river tubing, or the Monkey River jungle. Call 523-3080/3058 or e-mail Patty at patricia@splashbelize.com. See www. splashbelize.com for more info. Trip N Travel: Inland Jungle Tours – Monkey River Magic. 660-7189 lgodfrey@btl.net. Located on Main Street & Bruk Pat in Placencia Office Supply.

SERVICES Placencia Office Supply: Business Service – Printing – Faxing – Copies. Internet. 523-3205 or plaofficesupply@gmail.com Muzamanzie Photography: Contact us for wedding photographs, portraits, web & brochure images. 523-3563 or 603-5143 muzamanzie@yahoo.com

Robert’s Grove Beach Resort: Located on the Placencia Peninsula, a romantic off-the-beaten-path destination on the southern coast. Robert’s Grove is an intimate five-star resort that is ideal for Belize Beach Weddings, whether you want private ceremony for just you and your partner or if you want to bring family and friends. Contact our wedding planner Roberto Garcia: roberto@robertsgrove.com or call us at 523-3565

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Know Your Liquor License By Harald Wallen

This is the time of year when all business places that sell alcohol start the process of renewing their “Liquor License”. There are many different types of licenses, but they ALL have at least two things in common. The first and foremost, is that they are all governed by the “The Intoxicating Liquor Licensing Act” Chapter 150-- “Revised Edition 2000”, which is the law. The second being that all liquor licenses expire on January 31st of any given year, thus the influx of newspaper adds, and the general scramble to get together all the necessary documents in order for renewal. In order to obtain, or renew an existing license, a person must first submit an application to the following; a)Stann Creek Liquor License Board (along with your newspaper advertisement), b)the Police, c)the Public Health Inspector, and d), the Fire Department. In the case of new applicants, a letter of approval from the Placencia or Seine Bight Village Council is also necessary. Before any license can be approved, or renewed, the business premises must be inspected by all the parties mentioned above. Here on the peninsula, we are very lucky to have the “Placencia Tourism Center” to act as our “facilitator”, and making the process much more convenient for all. The Stann Creek Liquor License Board holds scheduled quarterly meetings, traditionally scheduled for the second Monday of January, April, July, and October, with the January meeting being the primary one. To avoid any unnecessary expense and hassle, it’s always a good idea to check ahead of time, as meeting dates can change. To meet with the “Board” on any other occasion, will labeled as a “Special Meeting”, and will incur a cost of $100.00. Now, let’s take a look at the various types of liquor licenses that we have on the peninsula. I will start with the more common ones. 1. Publican Special: This is basically a “bar” license. It allows the holder to sell beer, wine, and intoxicating liquors, “To be consumed on the Premise”. Their hours are from 10:00am, to 12:00 midnight. Most restaurants prefer this type of license, in order to cater to a larger clientele. The annual fee for this license in the rural areas is $1,000.00.

2. Restaurant: This license is quite a bit more restrictive than the publican special, because it only allows alcohol to be served with the purchase of a meal. This license holder is allowed to be open from 6:00am until 12:00 midnight, and the annual fee is $500.00 in rural areas. 3. Shop: This license allows primarily grocery stores to sell “retail” alcoholic beverages “NOT to be consumed on the premises”. This license holder is allowed to have its premises open for business daily from 7:00am to 9:00pm. However, the establishment must remain closed on Good Friday, and Christmas Day, and the annual rural fee is $500.00.

be Consumed on the Premises”. They are allowed to be open daily from 6:00am to12 midnight, and the annual fee is $1,200.00. 9. Night Club: Because these types of bars are required to be sound proof, they are allowed to sell retail drinks “To be Consumed ON the Premises”, and to remain open for longer hours on the weekends. On Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, their hours are from 10:00am until 2:00am the following morning. The rest of the week, they need to close at midnight. The annual fee for this license is the highest of all, being $3,000.00. 10. Vessel License: This one is fairly new to the Peninsula, And allows a vessel to serve alcohol to its passengers, “While Under Way”. The annual fee is $300.00.

4. Publican General: This license is basically the same as the “shop” liquor license, with one major difference. This is the only license where an establishment is allowed to sell alcohol “Wholesale” (by case). The annual fee for this license is quite a bit higher, at $2,500.00, and has caused much controversy primarily in Dangriga, where shop owners are selling by case, while dodging the high priced license allowing them to do so.

These are the types of “annual” liquor licenses that we see on the peninsula. In addition to these, there are two other types that are issued only on a “per event” basis.

7. Malt and Cider: This license holder is allowed to sell beer, stout, and wine “To be Consumed on the Premises”. No hard liquor such as rum is to be sold. Hours are daily from 9:00am to 12 midnight, and closed on Christmas and Good Friday. The annual rural fee for this license is only $300.00.

employees of any establishment, weather they be waitresses, cashiers, shop clerks, etc. are required to always have a current “Food Handlers Certificate”. Once again, the Placencia Tourism Center comes to the rescue by organizing group sessions with the Ministry of Health, whereby stakeholders can conveniently get all their employees certified.

The “SPECIAL” license is for individuals or groups that want to sell alcohol for a special occasion, such as sporting events, fundraisers, etc. This license is issued for certain hours only, costs $50.00, and requires the holder to have present two uniformed security (police). Many 5. Hotel (1); This is for the smaller hotels, times, the $50.00 fee can be waived with a letter that have a combination restaurant & bar, of recommendation from the village council. and allows them to sell retail drinks to The “EXTENTION”, allows the holder of a be consumed on the premises, and sealed “Night Club”, or a “Publican Special” license, containers to be consumed off the premises, ONLY, to stay open for business for up to 2 only to their guests, or bona fide travelers. additional hours. The fee is $75.00, and also The annual fee is $1,500.00, and the hours requires the presents of the two uniformed are daily from 9:00am to 12 midnight. security. 6. Hotel (2+): This license is for the larger A few other notes of interest are that in order hotels and resorts which have multiple bars. to obtain any license, “To be Consumed ON The annual fee is therefore increased to the Premises”, the establishment must provide $2,500.00. Hours and limitations remain the its customers with both a male, and female same. bathroom, in addition to a wash basin. Also, the

8. Convenience Store: This is one of the newer class of license, and targets primarily So here you have the basics. For more detail gas stations. This establishment is allowed information, you can go to the “ACT”, or call to sell retail, in sealed containers, “Not to the “Liquor License Board” in Dangriga.

LIQUOR LICENSE NOTICE Notice is hereby given that Brad Schofield is applying for a Restaurant License for the year 2017 to be operated at Sea Glass Inn in Placencia Village, Stann Creek District under the Intoxicating Liquor License Act Revised 2000.

LIQUOR LICENSE NOTICE Notice is hereby given that Ann Flores Castillio is applying for a Public & Special License for the year 2017 to be operated at Watina Bar in Seine Bight Village, Stann Creek District under the Intoxicating Liquor License Act Revised 2000.

LIQUOR LICENSE NOTICE Notice is hereby given that Haipeng Cao is applying for a Shop License for the year 2017 to be operated at M & T Supermarket in Trio Village, Toledo District under the Intoxicating Liquor License Act Revised 2000.

LIQUOR LICENSE NOTICE Notice is hereby given that Bill Poston is applying for a Restaurant License for the year 2017 to be operated at Ranguana Caye in Placencia Village, Stann Creek District under the Intoxicating Liquor License Act Revised 2000.

LIQUOR LICENSE NOTICE Notice is hereby given that Jennifer Wildman is applying for a Restaurant License for the year 2017 to be operated at Bayshore Limited in Maya Beach, Seine Bight Village, Stann Creek District under the Intoxicating Liquor License Act Revised 2000.

LIQUOR LICENSE NOTICE Notice is hereby given that Bruce Maddison is applying for a Public & Special License for the year 2017 to be operated at Mariposa Restaurant & Beach Suites in Placencia Village, Stann Creek District under the Intoxicating Liquor License Act Revised 2000.

LIQUOR LICENSE NOTICE Notice is hereby given that Longchao Li is applying for a Shop License for the year 2017 to be operated at Everyday Supermarket in Placencia Village, Stann Creek District under the Intoxicating Liquor License Act Revised 2000.

LIQUOR LICENSE NOTICE Notice is hereby given that Jingtao Li is applying for a Shop License for the year 2017 to be operated at Ming Super Store in Independence Village, Stann Creek District under the Intoxicating Liquor License Act Revised 2000.

LIQUOR LICENSE NOTICE Notice is hereby given that Salvador Zabaneh is applying for a Night Club License for the year 2017 to be operated at Tipsy Tuna Sports Bar in Placencia Village, Stann Creek District under the Intoxicating Liquor License Act Revised 2000.

LIQUOR LICENSE NOTICE Notice is hereby given that Norman Leslie Sr. is applying for a Public & Special License for the year 2017 to be operated at De’Tatch Restaurant & Bar in Placencia Village, Stann Creek District under the Intoxicating Liquor License Act Revised 2000.

LIQUOR LICENSE NOTICE Notice is hereby given that Yongxin Li is applying for a Shop License for the year 2017 to be operated at Seine Bight Store in Seine Bight Village, Stann Creek District under the Intoxicating Liquor License Act Revised 2000.

LIQUOR LICENSE NOTICE Notice is hereby given that Alan Stamm is applying for a Restaurant License for the year 2017 to be operated at Paradise Resort in Placencia Village, Stann Creek District under the Intoxicating Liquor License Act Revised 2000.

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LIQUOR LICENSE NOTICE Notice is hereby given that Qiongmai Zhen is applying for a Restaurant License for the year 2017 to be operated at Zhen’s Restaurant in Bella Vista Village, Stann Creek District under the Intoxicating Liquor License Act Revised 2000.

LIQUOR LICENSE NOTICE Notice is hereby given that Simone De Angelis is applying for a Restaurant & Bar License for the year 2017 to be operated at La Dolce Vita Italian Restaurant in Placenica Village, Stann Creek District under the Intoxicating Liquor License Act Revised 2000.

LIQUOR LICENSE NOTICE Notice is hereby given that Lihua Lin is applying for a Restaurant License for the year 2017 to be operated at Lin’s Restaurant in Independence Village, Stann Creek District under the Intoxicating Liquor License Act Revised 2000.

LIQUOR LICENSE NOTICE Notice is hereby given that Jingong Yan is applying for a Restaurant License for the year 2017 to be operated at Excellence Restaurant in Placencia Village, Stann Creek District under the Intoxicating Liquor License Act Revised 2000.

LIQUOR LICENSE NOTICE Notice is hereby given that Antonio Zabaneh is applying for a Public General License for the year 2017 to be operated at Tony’s Super Store in Independence Village, Stann Creek District under the Intoxicating Liquor License Act Revised 2000.

LIQUOR LICENSE NOTICE Notice is hereby given that Andria Villanueva is applying for a Public & Special License for the year 2017 to be operated at Pink Mermaid Restaurant & Bar in Frigit Caye, Stann Creek District under the Intoxicating Liquor License Act Revised 2000.

LIQUOR LICENSE NOTICE Notice is hereby given that Verna Marin is applying for a Public & Special License for the year 2017 to be operated at Vern’s Kitchen in Seine Bight Village, Stann Creek District under the Intoxicating Liquor License Act Revised 2000.

LIQUOR LICENSE NOTICE Notice is hereby given that Jianxing Chen is applying for a Shop License for the year 2017 to be operated at NangKee Supermarket in Placencia Village, Stann Creek District under the Intoxicating Liquor License Act Revised 2000.

LIQUOR LICENSE NOTICE Notice is hereby given that Antonio Zabaneh is applying for a Public General License for the year 2017 to be operated at Tony’s Super Store in Independence Village, Stann Creek District under the Intoxicating Liquor License Act Revised 2000.

LIQUOR LICENSE NOTICE Notice is hereby given that Cassie & Brice Dial is applying for a Public & Special License for the year 2017 to be operated at Barefoot Bar in Placencia Village, Stann Creek District under the Intoxicating Liquor License Act Revised 2000.

LIQUOR LICENSE NOTICE Notice is hereby given that Xiong Bin Li is applying for a Night Club License for the year 2017 to be operated at Me & U Restaurant & Bar in Seine Bight Village, Stann Creek District under the Intoxicating Liquor License Act Revised 2000.

LIQUOR LICENSE NOTICE Notice is hereby given that Woxing Zhen is applying for a P/Special License for the year 2017 to be operated at Sea Garden Restaurant in Independence Village, Stann Creek District under the Intoxicating Liquor License Act Revised 2000.

LIQUOR LICENSE NOTICE Notice is hereby given that Gorden K Allen is applying for a Hotel License for the year 2017 to be operated at Coral Cove Inn in Maya Beach, Seine Bight Village, Stann Creek District under the Intoxicating Liquor License Act Revised 2000.

LIQUOR LICENSE NOTICE Notice is hereby given that Doris Meza is applying for a Liquor Shop License for the year 2017 to be operated at Maya Point Market in Placencia Village, Stann Creek District under the Intoxicating Liquor License Act Revised 2000.

LIQUOR LICENSE NOTICE Notice is hereby given that Salvador Zabaneh is applying for a Public Special License for the year 2017 to be operated at Tipsy Tuna SeaSide Bar in Placencia Village, Stann Creek District under the Intoxicating Liquor License Act Revised 2000.

LIQUOR LICENSE NOTICE Notice is hereby given that Yuedi Liu is applying for a Shop License for the year 2017 to be operated at Dongcheng Supermarket in Independence Village, Stann Creek District under the Intoxicating Liquor License Act Revised 2000.

LIQUOR LICENSE NOTICE Notice is hereby given that Michael Garnan is applying for a Hotel License for the year 2017 to be operated at Sailfish Belize Ltd in Placencia Village, Stann Creek District under the Intoxicating Liquor License Act Revised 2000.

LIQUOR LICENSE NOTICE Notice is hereby given that Yong Quan Huang is applying for a Shop License for the year 2017 to be operated at Me & U Store in Seine Bight Village, Stann Creek District under the Intoxicating Liquor License Act Revised 2000.

LIQUOR LICENSE NOTICE Notice is hereby given that Kim Ingersoll is applying for a Restaurant & Bar License for the year 2017 to be operated at Casino Beach Front in Placencia Village, Stann Creek District under the Intoxicating Liquor License Act Revised 2000.

LIQUOR LICENSE NOTICE Notice is hereby given that Xueya Ruan is applying for a Restaurant License for the year 2017 to be operated at Super Chef Restaurant in Bella Vista Village, Stann Creek District under the Intoxicating Liquor License Act Revised 2000.

LIQUOR LICENSE NOTICE Notice is hereby given that The Placencia Hotel is applying for a Public & Special License for the year 2017 to be operated at The Placencia Hotel in Placencia Village, Stann Creek District under the Intoxicating Liquor License Act Revised 2000.

LIQUOR LICENSE NOTICE Notice is hereby given that Richard Labonte is applying for a Restaurant License for the year 2017 to be operated at Rick’s Café in Placencia Village, Stann Creek District under the Intoxicating Liquor License Act Revised 2000.

LIQUOR LICENSE NOTICE Notice is hereby given that Wayne Robbins is applying for a Publican Special License for the year 2017 to be operated at Tony’s Super Store in Independence Village, Stann Creek District under the Intoxicating Liquor License Act Revised 2000.

LIQUOR LICENSE NOTICE Notice is hereby given that Cuisheng Zhou is applying for a Shop License for the year 2017 to be operated at Ashton Shopping Centre in Seine Bight Village, Stann Creek District under the Intoxicating Liquor License Act Revised 2000.

LIQUOR LICENSE NOTICE Notice is hereby given that Yanping Zhu is applying for a Shop License for the year 2017 to be operated at Sunrise Shopping Center in Bella Vista Village, Stann Creek District under the Intoxicating Liquor License Act Revised 2000.

LIQUOR LICENSE NOTICE Notice is hereby given that Antonette Miller is applying for a Restaurant License for the year 2017 to be operated at Miller’s Landing in Placencia Village, Stann Creek District under the Intoxicating Liquor License Act Revised 2000.

LIQUOR LICENSE NOTICE Notice is hereby given that Christopher Rothing is applying for a Hotel Liquor License License for the year 2017 to be operated at Chabil Mar in Placencia Village, Stann Creek District under the Intoxicating Liquor License Act Revised 2000.

LIQUOR LICENSE NOTICE Notice is hereby given that Chunxia Xu is applying for a P/Special License for the year 2017 to be operated at A & A Supermarket in Bella Vista Village, Stann Creek District under the Intoxicating Liquor License Act Revised 2000

LIQUOR LICENSE NOTICE Notice is hereby given that Weiyu Zhou is applying for a Shop License for the year 2017 to be operated at New Site Supermarket in Independence Village, Stann Creek District under the Intoxicating Liquor License Act Revised 2000.

LIQUOR LICENSE NOTICE Notice is hereby given that Tianguo Chen is applying for a P/Special License for the year 2017 to be operated at Chen Bar &Game Room in Independence Village, Stann Creek District under the Intoxicating Liquor License Act Revised 2000.

LIQUOR LICENSE NOTICE Notice is hereby given that Rongdi Chen is applying for a Restaurant License for the year 2017 to be operated at Dragonfly Moon Restaurant in Placencia Village, Stann Creek District under the Intoxicating Liquor License Act Revised 2000.

LIQUOR LICENSE NOTICE Notice is hereby given that Suitung Chow is applying for a Shop License for the year 2017 to be operated at Peninsula Store in Seine Bight Village, Stann Creek District under the Intoxicating Liquor License Act Revised 2000.

LIQUOR LICENSE NOTICE Notice is hereby given that Jinhua Zhen is applying for a Shop License for the year 2017 to be operated at Zhen’s Convenience Store in Red Bank Village, Stann Creek District under the Intoxicating Liquor License Act Revised 2000.

LIQUOR LICENSE NOTICE Notice is hereby given that Longfei Li is applying for a Restaurant License for the year 2017 to be operated at Rose Restaurant & Bar in Santa Cruz Village, Stann Creek District under the Intoxicating Liquor License Act Revised 2000.

LIQUOR LICENSE NOTICE Notice is hereby given that Huanmin Chen is applying for a Shop License for the year 2017 to be operated at Dong Fang Store in Independence Village, Stann Creek District under the Intoxicating Liquor License Act Revised 2000.

LIQUOR LICENSE NOTICE Notice is hereby given that Bang Rang Wu is applying for a Night Club License for the year 2017 to be operated at Symbols Style in Independence Village, Stann Creek District under the Intoxicating Liquor License Act Revised 2000.

LIQUOR LICENSE NOTICE Notice is hereby given that Hongwei Chen is applying for a P/Special License for the year 2017 to be operated at Lukee Restaurant in Independence Village, Stann Creek District under the Intoxicating Liquor License Act Revised 2000.

LIQUOR LICENSE NOTICE Notice is hereby given that Shifa Jian is applying for a Restaurant License for the year 2017 to be operated at Fako Restaurant in Independence Village, Stann Creek District under the Intoxicating Liquor License Act Revised 2000.

LIQUOR LICENSE NOTICE Notice is hereby given that Zhuo Zheng Hou is applying for a Shop License for the year 2017 to be operated at Hou’s Supermarket in Bella Vista Village, Stann Creek District under the Intoxicating Liquor License Act Revised 2000.

LIQUOR LICENSE NOTICE Notice is hereby given that Lihuan Zhang is applying for a Restaurant License for the year 2017 to be operated at E & E Restaurant in Placencia Village, Stann Creek District under the Intoxicating Liquor License Act Revised 2000.

LIQUOR LICENSE NOTICE Notice is hereby given that Martin Krediet is applying for a Hotel Liquor License License for the year 2017 to be operated at Turtle Inn Resort in Placencia Village, Stann Creek District under the Intoxicating Liquor License Act Revised 2000.

LIQUOR LICENSE NOTICE Notice is hereby given that Yanfen Su is applying for a Gas Station License for the year 2017 to be operated at Eco Futures Ltd. in Sittee River Village, Stann Creek District under the Intoxicating Liquor License Act Revised 2000.

LIQUOR LICENSE NOTICE Notice is hereby given that Zhouchao He is applying for a P/Special License for the year 2017 to be operated at Tropical Restaurant in Bella Vista Village, Stann Creek District under the Intoxicating Liquor License Act Revised 2000.

LIQUOR LICENSE NOTICE Notice is hereby given that Rongman Li is applying for a Restaurant License for the year 2017 to be operated at Long Kee Restaurant in Seine Bight Village, Stann Creek District under the Intoxicating Liquor License Act Revised 2000.

LIQUOR LICENSE NOTICE Notice is hereby given that Liying Yan is applying for a Restaurant License for the year 2017 to be operated at M Kee Restaurant in Independence Village, Stann Creek District under the Intoxicating Liquor License Act Revised 2000.

LIQUOR LICENSE NOTICE Notice is hereby given that Bongdi Chen is applying for a Grocery Store License for the year 2017 to be operated at Sun and Sand Supermarket in Placencia Village, Stann Creek District under the Intoxicating Liquor License Act Revised 2000.

LIQUOR LICENSE NOTICE Notice is hereby given that Cassie & Brice Dial is applying for a Public & Special License for the year 2017 to be operated at Street Feet Lounge & Nite Club in Placencia Village, Stann Creek District under the Intoxicating Liquor License Act Revised 2000.

LIQUOR LICENSE NOTICE Notice is hereby given that Robert King is applying for a Restaurant Liquor License for the year 2017 to be operated at Friends Near the Pier in Placencia Village, Stann Creek District, under the Intoxicating Liquor License Act Revised 2000.

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THE HOOK, LINE, AND SINKER FUNDRAISER THE HOOK, LINE, AND SINKER the Caribbean Sea. raised more funds for PHS than any Placencia fisherfolk and guides other fundraiser…..EVER! showed up, fascinated with the Check out the unbelievable dollars variety and quality of the marine YOU raised for our pets at 26 equipment and gears. Mary Smith, November fundraiser at Barefoot PHS board member and fundraiser Beach Bar: coordinator said: “They loved the items we had. They bought Silent auction $841.00 them, knowing that they were also Donation Box $40.00 supporting PHS.” 50/50 Raffle $190.00 We owe this overwhelming success, Raffle sales, calendars, and as always, to our community merchandise $3,278.00 businesses and individuals who GRAND TOTAL $4,349.00 gave services/trips/ gifts/certificates How did this first ever event to PHS. These folks are treasures: become the biggest, most successful Seahorse Dive Shop, Tutti Frutti, fundraiser in PHS’ 17 year history? Pirates Point Tours, Wendy’s Creole

Beach Gym, Deb Hammell, Above Ground Coffee, Goss Chocolate, Z-Touch, Kerr Barber Shop, Omar’s Creole Restaurant, Wallen’s Market Ltd., Captain Jak's, Rosa’s Gift Shop, Top Value Market, Barefoot Beach Bar, Brenda’s Seaside Café, and Tipsy Tuna.

“ You guys really take care of animals, and the community knows who you are. Your help is here! “

PHS!

penny!”

“When I got back to the police station, David was already there. What a gentle man! He spoke to Rex in a soft voice, and touched him with such care! Rex had some not too deep bite marks, but he just wasn’t himself. David told me PHS would make arrangements the next day with Tropic Air to fly Rex up to Animal Medical Centre in Belize City.”

Sarge admits that he watches movies about dogs. No wonder, then, that he and Rex have a very special bond.

To Barefoot Beach Bar Dial gals and their friendliest staff—thank you for always being there for PHS. We could not have done this without you!

To our most generous donor (who wishes to remain anonymous), and who provided the brand new fishing gear, equipment, and lures—thank The HOOK, LINE, AND SINKER Restaurant , DeTatch Restaurant, you—you know who you are, touched on the proud legacy that has Ricks Café, Denyse’s Originals, and PHS loves you! Without this defined our villages for generations, Art n Soul Gallery, Clive’s Veggies, kindness, there would not have been and still does—fishing and life on Placencia Pharmacy, Evolution our HOOK, LINE, AND SINKER!

Sargent Pedro Ical, seasoned 22 year police officer By Patricia Celenza Sargent Ical has served Placencia for two years. He had heard of Placencia Humane Society. He also knew PHS had a building near the airstrip. But his contact with PHS only became very personal when his seven month old dog, Rex, needed emergency care. Walking Rex on a leash in Placencia, an off-leash dog attacked him. The normally frisky Rex would no longer eat or walk. Sargent Ical did not know what to do, but immediately asked around for help with his dog. “I did not know the work of PHS, but the community sure did, and they knew who I needed to contact.” One of his friends had two dogs treated in PHS’ Seine Bight Outreach Program; she provided Sarge a couple of names of PHS board members. Sarge and Rex showed up at Patricia Celenza’s gate well after dark. As they examined Rex for injuries, Sarge received a call from David Kafka; David would meet him immediately at the police station. Word had indeed gotten out about

(Tropic Air handles PHS emergencies with generous professionalism, transporting pets and supplies around Belize at no charge. Unfortunately, though, there were no flights from Placencia to Municipal.)

“It’s true that dogs are man’s best friend. Rex greets me with affection when he hears my footsteps. He sends me signals with his bark. I am his master, and he takes me as God. That makes my responsibility to him that much greater. I was not happy that another dog attacked my dog, but I did not blaze up at the owner. We talked it out, and hope a lesson has been learned. There are laws in Belize where irresponsible owners can be charged; it is a serious court charge, with possible monetary compensation to the victim. Hopefully, things can be worked out, but if the police need to be called, that is what you must do. You may call me at 632-7800.”

Judy Roberts, a retired nurse and current PHS board member, and her husband, Sam, were driving to Dangriga the next day, and offered to drive Sarge and Rex to Dr. Mia PHS gratefully works hand in hand Canton. with you, Sargent Ical. “They picked Rex and me up at the police station at 8 am, just like they had promised. Sam put a towel down on the back seat of his vehicle, and Rex rested comfortably on it. I was so moved by that, someone, some stranger would be that kind and thoughtful about my dog. Dr. Mia felt Rex had some broken ribs, treated him and gave him some shots. The owner of the dog who attacked Rex covered the vet charges, but with PHS, there were no charges! They followed up with Rex, they really cared about him, and they never wanted a penny, not for their time or transport. Not one Visit www.placencia.com

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PLACENCIA HUMANE SOCIETY, December, 2016

December 17th: PHS Vet Clinic with Doctor Orlando Baptist attending to all your pet’s needs. Open clinic from noon to 2 pm. Call 604-8676 to schedule spays/neuters/all surgeries. PHS accepts BZE and U.S. dollars, and personal checks to pay the vet’s bill. PHS 2017 CALENDAR is here! You can buy yours at RE/MAX 1st Choice, CPC Real Estate, One World Gift Shop & Maya Beach Hotel Gift Shop. BZ30 gets you a whole year of PHS. Join PHS in its first Crowd Fundraising! Check us out at Poundwishes online, and give from your heart. All our pets thank you! Looks like a fun time was held on Placencia's basketball court on Saturday, 29 October for PHS' annual FLEA MART! What a wonderful community we have. To the good folks who donated so many quality items, and to those who showed up, scarfed up on those goodies, thank you, all, for supporting PHS! And kudos volunteers:

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Jon Keeling and Rebecca Keeling, David Kafka and Carey Chabera Kafka, Rick Feldman and Candace Feldman, Alberto Hun, Vivien Even, Mary Smith and Stan Smith. PHS ...raised BZ $1,427.25. Special gratitude to Miriam S. DeShield of Animal Medical Centre who donated BZ $50.


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Rotary Ladies Gala

Harvest Caye Opening

Placencia Rotary Club

Belize Riverview Assisted Living Long Term Care highlighting touch and attention for your family member or loved one.

BANANA BANK RIVERVIEW Belmopan, Belize www.belizeriverviewassistedliving.com • • • • • •

Beautiful jungle river setting. Breathtaking flower gardens. Hands on 24/7 care for your loved one. Dietary and med. needs specific to resident. Alzheimer’s, dementia and wheel chairs OK. Convenient and Affordable.

OPEN EVERY SATURDAY & SUNDAY @ 12:00 PM

To inquire or visit, please e-mail or call John Carr 832- 2020 or Jane Lorenzo 664-0096 bbl@bananabank.com

Come watch any NCAA or NFL Game Live on 16 BIG SCREEN

Also don’t forget we have a FREE SHUTTLE from anywhere on the peninsula call us @ 533-4114 and we will pick you up!

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Community Corner

Transportation Information De Express Boat - 626-8835 - Tickets available at Barefoot Beach Bar • Departs Friday’s: From Placencia Municipal Pier - 9:00 a.m. Arrives Big Creek 10 a.m. Departs - 11:00 a.m. Arrives Puerto Cortez, Honduras, 2 p.m. at Laguna. • Returns Monday’s: Departs Puerto Cortez, Honduras 11:30 a.m. Arrives Big Creek 12 noon. Departs - 1:30 p.m. Arrives Placencia 2:45 p.m. Hokey Pokey Boat - 523-2376 • Placencia (MnM Dock) → Independence/Mango Creek: Everday: 6:45 a.m., 7:45 a.m., 10 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 4 p.m., 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. (except on Sundays). • Independence/Mango Creek → Placencia: Everday: 6:30a.m., 7:30a.m., 8a.m., 11:00 am, 12:00 pm, 2:30 p.m, and 4:30 p.m. Ritchie’s Bus - 631-7073 - Visit www.ritchiesbusservice.com for more info! Regular Bus: • Placencia → Dangriga: Monday - Saturday: 6:15 a.m., 7 a.m., 12:30 p.m and 2:30 p.m. Sundays: 6:15 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. • Dangriga → Placencia: Monday - Saturday: 11 a.m., 2 p.m.; 4:30p.m and 6 p.m. Sundays: 11 a.m. and 6:15 p.m. Express Bus: • Placencia → Belmopan → Belize City: Monday - Friday: 6:15 a.m. • Belize City → Belmopan → Placencia: Monday - Saturday: 3:30 p.m. James Bus Line: Regular Bus: • Belize City → Belmopan → Dangriga → Independence → Punta Gorda 6.15 am 

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• Punta Gorda → Independence → Dangriga → Belmopan → Belize City 3.50 am 

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Express Bus: • Belize City → Belmopan → Dangriga → Independence → Punta Gorda 5.15 am

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BEBB BUS LINE (Stops at Hopkins): • Dangriga → Placencia: Leave 5:30 a.m. | Arrive 7:00 a.m. Leave 8:30 a.m. | Arrive 10:00 a.m. • Placencia → Dangriga: Leave 10:30 a.m. | Arrive 12:00 noon → Connect to 12:30 p.m. James to Belize City Leave 5:30 p.m. | Arrive 7:00 p.m. → Connect to 7:30 p.m. James to Belize City ADO: • Leaves from Belize City at 7:30 p.m. to Tulum, Playa Del Carmen and Cancun, Mexico. • Tickets must be purchased at bus terminal in Belize City.

Placencia Tourism Center +(501) 523-4045 Emergencies

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Police: 503-3142 Fire: 503-3222 Emergency Response Team: 223-3292 Placencia Medical Center: 503-3326 or Dr. Kevin Guerra: 615-1571 Seine Bight Medical Center: 523-3328 Independence Medical Center: 523-2167 Dr. Alexis Caballero: 622-7648

Placencia Peninsula Services • • • • • • • • •

Placencia Village Council: 523-3396 Placencia Water Board: 523-4036 Placencia Sanitation: 523-3273 Placencia Post Office: 503-3104 Seine Bight Village Council: 523-3660 Seine Bight Water Board: 523-3554 U.S. Warden, Stann Creek Rural: Bill Taylor, 602-7768 Placencia NAR-ANON: 664-8699 Placencia AA: 620-2848

Placencia Humane Society Contact Emergency Numbers • PHS: 604-8676 • Doctor Orlando Baptist: 620-1099 • Doctor Mia Canton: 671-1356 (office), 610-1356 (cell),

stanncreekanimalhospital@gmail.com

• Hopkins Humane Society (Joseph): 667-5432 • Doctor Floyd Bennett: 605-5822 • Animal Medical Centre (Belize City) 223-3781, 223-0251 • Doctor Lopez: 670-5363

Information on Placencia Peninsula Churches • Calvary Chapel of the Placencia Peninsula: Meeting in Seine Bight Village. Sunday Services: 10:30 A.M. and 6:30 P.M. (Sunday School provided). Wednesday: Men’s and Women’s Bible Study - 6:30 P.M. Friday: Youth Group - 5:30 P.M. Non denominational Church - Call Pastor Jim Mensie 523-3362 • Ministries of the Son of God Church, Seine Bight Village: Wednesday Bible Studies -6:30 pm, Thursday Youth Choir Practice - 6:30 pm, Friday Youth Night - 6:00 pm, Saturday Adult Choir Practice - 6:30 pm, Sunday Service - 8:30 am & Sunday Night Service - 6:30 pm. Reverend Don Palmer. Phone 523-3301 or email cbelize@ btl.net • Placencia Fellowship: All are welcome…Come as you are! Biblebased learning, worshiping and following Christ. We meet Sundays at 10:30am. Call 667-4805 or visit “Placencia Church” on Facebook for this week’s location. • Seine Bight Catholic Church: Services Sundays 8:30 a.m. Seine Bight Village. Lay Ministers Catholic (lay) - Elaine Castillo 623-5004 or Florita Palacio 635-6612 • Lighthouse Worship Center: Bible Study - Wednesday 7:00 p.m. Services: Sunday 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Sunday School: 9:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m. Non Denominational - Pastor Moore 523-3333 • Lighthouse Worship Center: Spanish Service: Mondays, Thursdays & Saturdays at 7:00pm • Seventh Day Adventist: Services Fridays at 6pm; Saturdays 9am Lay ministers. U. Torres 503-2270 • St. John’s Memorial: Placencia Anglican (Episcopal) Church: Sunday services at 8:30 a.m.

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Licensed Tour Operators in Placencia Ocean Motion Guide Service Bernard Leslie

Joy Tours

Hubert Young & Evan Hall

The Inn at Robert's Grove

Pelican Tours

Singing Sands Inn

The Placencia Hotel & Residences

Lydia & Clint Villanueva

Michael Kramer Maya Kramer

Turtle Inn Resort Ionia Ltd.

Nitewind Tours

Laura Godfrey

Tropical Belize Tours

Ian McField

Pirates Point Adventure Tours Shawn Young

The Quest For Adventure In Belize Limited Ralph Capeling and Patricia Ramirez

Day Tripper Catamaran

Splash Dive Center Limited

Hatchet Caye Ltd

Patricia Ramirez

D-Tourz

Doyle Gardiner

SeaKunga Ltd

Brian Young Sr.

Trip N Travel

Ocean Pro

Jeffrey C. Scott

Sea Horse Dive Shop

Charles Leslie Sr.

Rene Leslie & Tricia Hernandez

Maya Rio Dev. Co. Ltd.

Calbert Gardiner

Tarpon Caye Lodge Ltd.

Placencia Eagle Ray Tours

Ajinder Garcha

Hatchet Caye Ltd.

Ox Kawil Ahaw Florencio Shal

Cayequest Tours Mark Leslie

Roam Belize

Paradise Vacation Hotel

Roxan Julissa Lopez

Caribbean Travel & Tours

Marcello Sierra

Alan Stamm

Veronique McKenzie

Mother Nature Tours Sunny Side Tours Warren Bert Garbutt

Zeferino Mes & Marcial Mes

Chabil Mar

Estevan Adventure Tours

Proprietors of Strata Plan No. 30

Estevan Coc

Hardcore Fishing Charters Ltd

Placencia Ecology Tours

Erwin Westby

Avelino Franco

Taste Belize

Captain Jaks

On The Hook

Sand and Sea Placencia Adventures

Lyra Spang

Lucky A. Ivy

Jalima Martin Gold

Green Parrot Beach Houses & Resort

Norman Leslie Jr.

David Allardice

B B Tours Placencia Norman Perez

LOS PORTICOS VILLAS SPACES FOR LEASE: Large flexible space to lease on the second floor of the administration building at the front of the LPV property. 1,385 sq. ft. Presently unfinished, the space will be developed and finished, either by the tenant, or in consultation with the tenant, as best suited to the tenant and the Resort Property's mutual needs. A multi-tenant use may also be considered. Small store or office space ready to lease out. It is on the main floor of our Administration building, between our admin office and the new location of La Dolce Vita Restaurant. Suitable for a government or private office or retail store, 565 sq. ft. It is presently divided across the middle between a front and rear area.

LIQUOR LICENSE NOTICE Notice is hereby given that Yingxuan Wu is applying for a Restaurant License for the year 2017 to be operated at Flowers Restaurant in Bella Vista Village, Stann Creek District under the Intoxicating Liquor License Act Revised 2000.

LIQUOR LICENSE NOTICE Notice is hereby given that Woping Chen is applying for a Shop License for the year 2017 to be operated at Windy Store in Independence Village, Stann Creek District under the Intoxicating Liquor License Act Revised 2000.

LIQUOR LICENSE NOTICE Notice is hereby given that Jinwen Chen is applying for a Shop License for the year 2017 to be operated at New Eastern Super Store in Bella Vista Village, Stann Creek District under the Intoxicating Liquor License Act Revised 2000.

LIQUOR LICENSE NOTICE Notice is hereby given that Can Lin Su is applying for a Restaurant License for the year 2017 to be operated at S & K Restaurant in Maya Beach, Stann Creek District under the Intoxicating Liquor License Act Revised 2000.

LIQUOR LICENSE NOTICE Notice is hereby given that Haujia Luo is applying for a Shop License for the year 2017 to be operated at Mings Mini Mart in Placencia Village, Stann Creek District under the Intoxicating Liquor License Act Revised 2000.

LIQUOR LICENSE NOTICE Notice is hereby given that Qilan Wu is applying for a Restaurant License for the year 2017 to be operated at Pancho Restaurant in Bella Vista Village, Stann Creek District under the Intoxicating Liquor License Act Revised 2000.

LIQUOR LICENSE NOTICE Notice is hereby given that Wencong Yan is applying for a Shop License for the year 2017 to be operated at Juiy Store in Placencia Village, Stann Creek District under the Intoxicating Liquor License Act Revised 2000.

LIQUOR LICENSE NOTICE Notice is hereby given that Zhihao Dai is applying for a Shop License for the year 2017 to be operated at Uzumaki’s Store in Independence Village, Stann Creek District under the Intoxicating Liquor License Act Revised 2000.

LIQUOR LICENSE NOTICE Notice is hereby given that Hongbin He is applying for a Shop License for the year 2017 to be operated at B & J Store in Silk Grass Village, Stann Creek District under the Intoxicating Liquor License Act Revised 2000.

LIQUOR LICENSE NOTICE Notice is hereby given that Jingong Yan is applying for a P/Special License for the year 2017 to be operated at Tim’s Restaurant in Placencia Village, Stann Creek District under the Intoxicating Liquor License Act Revised 2000.

LIQUOR LICENSE NOTICE Notice is hereby given that Susan Tay Li is applying for a Shop License for the year 2017 to be operated at Peninsula Store in Maya Beach, Stann Creek District under the Intoxicating Liquor License Act Revised 2000.

LIQUOR LICENSE NOTICE Notice is hereby given that Yqiong Liu is applying for a Shop License for the year 2017 to be operated at Rainbow Store in Bella Vista Village, Stann Creek District under the Intoxicating Liquor License Act Revised 2000.

LIQUOR LICENSE NOTICE Notice is hereby given that Rongman Li is applying for a Shop License for the year 2017 to be operated at Placencia Store in Placencia Village, Stann Creek District under the Intoxicating Liquor License Act Revised 2000.

LIQUOR LICENSE NOTICE Notice is hereby given that Jianwei Tang is applying for a Restaurant License for the year 2017 to be operated at Jimmy’s Restaurant in Seine Bight Village, Stann Creek District under the Intoxicating Liquor License Act Revised 2000.

LIQUOR LICENSE NOTICE Notice is hereby given that Sujian Zhen is applying for a Shop License for the year 2017 to be operated at Lukee Store in Independence Village, Stann Creek District under the Intoxicating Liquor License Act Revised 2000.

LIQUOR LICENSE NOTICE Notice is hereby given that Xuena Yan is applying for a Shop License for the year 2017 to be operated at Anna Store in Independence Village, Stann Creek District under the Intoxicating Liquor License Act Revised 2000.

LIQUOR LICENSE NOTICE Notice is hereby given that Yuejian Liu is applying for a Shop License for the year 2017 to be operated at Jian Shop in Independence Village, Stann Creek District under the Intoxicating Liquor License Act Revised 2000.

LIQUOR LICENSE NOTICE Notice is hereby given that Yilan Guan is applying for a Shop License for the year 2017 to be operated at Sunrise Shop in Independence Village, Stann Creek District under the Intoxicating Liquor License Act Revised 2000.

Inquiries: Barry Snowden: 501-607-4448

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Fragments of Hope’s Third Annual General Meeting at Coral Caye By Lisa Carne

including mangrove reforestation, Fragments of Hope’s third Annual and explained to prospective General Meeting (AGM) was held members how the membership at Coral Caye (aka French Louie program is operated. Outreach Caye) 3 November 2016 with the kind support and assistance from Turtle Inn. Turtle Inn donated not just the island for the AGM but transport and staff, and George Eiley also donated transport to the island. Fragments of Hope’s coral restoration work at Laughing Bird Caye National Park is recognized globally for longevity (> 10 years), replenished coral coverage over one hectare increased up to 35 %, and documented spawning (sexual reproduction) of nursery grown, outplanted corals. The AGM recapped this year’s achievements

programs in schools include site visits, posters, jigsaw puzzles and coloring books, seafood guide to Belize (small pocket info

Art Bar at The Pickled Parrot By Rebecca Walton

Art Bar combines arts, crafts, comradery, and wine (of course!) to create a fun and relaxed afternoon. Ladies are invited to do projects involving various mediums in a setting that is casual and lighthearted; not in a strict artist's studio. Don't worry if you've never been the artsy type; it's a great way to meet new people and try your hand at something different!

Recent projects have included: an acrylic painting of a sunset, pine needle baskets, chakra bracelets, water color parrots, colored pencil hibiscus drawing, Halloween wreaths and Christmas “snow men” made of sand! The most recent Art Bar was held on November 21st and each lady painted their own individual wine glass with tropical motifs.

at The Pickled Parrot on the third Monday at 3pm. The next one will be held on December 19th and the project will be handcrafted holiday ornaments. The cost for every Art Bar is 30 BZE and includes all materials and first glass of wine. Advance sign up is required (as space is limited) and can be done either at The Pickled Parrot or on Facebook at Placencia Village Art Bar is a monthly event held News.

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card on season and sizes for fish in Belize) and a map of where coral replenishment sites are in southern Belize. After the meeting concluded, there was time for relaxing with community members from Placencia and Seine Bight and all the way from Belmopan, Belize City and Cayo while enjoying great BBQ lunch from Radiance Williams and snorkeling time around the caye. For more info on what Fragments of Hope is doing, and their current Board members check out the website fragmentsofhope.org and/ or Facebook page. Fragments of Hope is registered as a not-for-profit in Belize since 2013, and recently registered in the US as a non-profit with 501c3 status.


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Placencia Peninsula Happenings Pickled Parrot

MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

SATURDAY

SUNDAY

EVERYDAY

Tipsy Tuna

ART BAR: Every 3rd Monday at 3PM. Come empty handed and walk away with a piece of art! 636-7068 MARTINI MONDAY! Martini specials all day! Pizza dinner specials and live low key music with Karl Lovell, 6-10 p.m.

Turtle Inn

INDONESIAN RIJSTTAFEL DINNER 523-3244

Pickled Parrot

ROTARY CLUB of Placencia meets at 12:30pm 622-7103 (bring your own food & drink)

Barefoot Bar

TRAVELLERS TUESDAY – Select Travellers Rum Just $3 from 5 to Close!!! 523-3515

Tipsy Tuna

MOJITO TUESDAY! Mojito Specials all day and live music with the Spare Parts starting at 5 p.m.

Roberts Grove

MEXICAN BUFFET with Mariachi Band at Habaneros Restaurant 7-9 p.m.

Turtle Inn

SILENT MOVIE NIGHT featuring Buster Keaton 523-3244

Barefoot Bar

FUN & FUNKY JAM SESSION Starts 5pm! Visiting musicians welcome! Also a "Twofer" Special on Select Beer from 6pm to Close. 523-3515

Mariposa Restaurant

FREE YAHTZEE dice game starts 4:30 p.m 523-4474

Pickled Parrot

LIVE MUSIC with Big John - 6 p.m.

Tipsy Tuna

WINGS WEDNESDAY! $1 Wings all day and Garifuna Drumming, 7-9 p.m.

Barefoot Bar

DIRTY THURSDAY! 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tell a dirty joke and get the shot of the day for free! 523-3515

Pickled Parrot

TRIVIA THURSDAY! 6 p.m. Prizes and free jello shots! 636-7068

Sailfish Resort

T-SHIRTS 25% OFF

Turtle Inn

INDONESIAN RIJSTTAFEL DINNER 523-3244

Tipsy Tuna

TIPSY THURSDAY! Karaoke with Karl Lovell and DJ Swagg in the aquarium 9 p.m. - 2 a.m.

Yoli’s Bar

THE LOST REEFERS - Live acoustic music - 4PM 662-4885

Barefoot Bar

LIVE CARIBBEAN MUSIC w/ Bad Boy Rudy at 5 pm! $1 Local Bitters ALL DAY LONG! "They good fi dih bak!" 523-3515

Turtle Inn

SILENT MOVIE NIGHT featuring Buster Keaton 523-3244

Tipsy Tuna

MARGARITA MADNESS! Margarita Specials all day and FREE Zumba Dance Party 7-9 p.m! All ages welcome! 523-3089

Roberts Grove

PASTA NIGHT at the Seaside Restaurant

Street Feet Lounge & Night Club

Bringing in Belize’s Hottest DJ’s!!! Open 10 pm til 3 am!!! 523-3515

Barefoot Bar

BAREFOOT HORSESHOE TOURNAMENT at 4 p.m. Cash + Bar Tab Prizes. 523-3515 Live Rock + Alternative + Reggae music, 5-9 p.m 523-3515

Sailfish Resort Belize

RUM PUNCH Saturday $5

Pickled Parrot

LIVE MUSIC! 6 p.m. by SLOMOJO - 636-3089

Tipsy Tuna

SEASIDE SATURDAY! Live music with Inner Vibrations, 7 p.m. - midnight

Street Feet Lounge & Night Club

Bringing in Belize’s Hottest DJ’s!!! Open 10 pm til 3 am!!! 523-3515

Barefoot Bar

DAYTIME BEACH PARTY & BBQ w/ Live Caribbean Music w/ The Entertainers from 1 to 6 pm! 523-3515

Sailfish Resort Belize

BLOODY SUNDAY - Bloody Mary Special $8

Turtle Inn

2 for 1 Pizza 523-3244

Tipsy Tuna

STRESS FREE SUNDAY! Colada specials all day and DJ Swagg at 2 p.m.

Belize Ocean Club

SUNDAY POOL PARTIES! Party DJ, great food and drinks!

Roberts Grove

HAPPY HOUR 6-7 p.m. at the Pier Bar

J-Dee’s Restaurant & Bar

KARAOKE 8 p.m. to midnight. 503-3351

Pickled Parrot

NFL on the big screens! Food provided - 636-3089

Laru Beya Restaurant and Bar

INTERNATIONAL FINE DINING with Belizean flair. Breakfast served from 7 to 11 am. Lunch served from 12 to 2 pm. Happy hour from 4 to 6 p.m. Dinner served from 6 to 9 pm. 523-3476

Sailfish Resort

HAPPY HOUR 3 p.m. - 5p.m.: $1 off all beer and cocktails

Turtle Inn

HAPPY HOUR 4-6 p.m. ½ off Local Beer and Rum

Tipsy Tuna Barefoot Bar

HAPPY HOURS 5-7 p.m.! $3 Local Rum, $3.50 Local Beer, $4 Guinness, $2 off Coladas & $1 Wings! Stiff Drinks - Tasty Food - Good Times! Come chill with us on the beach! Happy Hour 5-6 p.m. $2 OFF Local Rum Drinks including Coladas and Daiquiris. 523-3515 Visit www.placencia.com


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Events Calendar & *National Bank Holidays December End of the World Marathon: Dec 4 Mistletoe Ball: Dec 10 Placencia Christmas Boat Parade: Dec 17 Placencia Players Theater "Ebony Scrooge": Dec 18 at Tipsy Tuna 6pm and 8pm *Christmas Day December 25 *Boxing Day: Dec 26

January 2017 *New Years Day: Jan 1

February Placencia Sidewalk Art Festival: Feb 11 & 12

Placencia Sidewalk Art Festival: Feb 11 & 12

Closing of Lobster Season: Feb 15

March Heroes and Benefactor's Day: March 6

April *Easter Weekend: 14, 15 & 16

May *Labour Day: May 1 *Sovereign's Day Holiday: May 22

June Placencia Lobsterfest: June 23, 24 & 25 Rotary Duck Race at Lobsterfest: June 24

July Rotary Club Summer Olympics

September Celebration Month! *St. George’s Caye Day: Sept 10 Placencia Yamaha Marelco Saltwater Fishing Tournament: Sept 9 & 10 *Belize Independence Day: Sept 21 Placencia Carnival Parade: Sept 21

October *Pan-American Day: Oct 9

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TROPICAL ISLAND EXPERIENCE

$125.00 USD/adult $62.50 USD/child under 16 Boat Departure: 9:00 am Boat Return: 4:00 pm Pick up and drop off at the Placencia Municipal Pier

Activities Included In Price: Snorkeling Kayaking & Paddle Boarding Daily Beach Barbecue Volleyball & Beach Games Hammock Napping

Monday, Wednesday & Saturday @ Sweet Mamas, “Organic Chef table”

501-674-RANG (7264) info@ranguanacaye.com ranguanacaye.com

Sunday Happy Hour 6pm - 7pm


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