The world cup starts today with Brazil vs Croatia-this is a game played in every country and it is unlike the world series which is played in only one country and is far more boring than cricket. It is being shown In Pedro’s sports bar and to be fair every other bar as well but the only one with air conditioning.
Jambo here -the others are still asleep -so I have got on the computer to tell everyone how cute I am and I will love anyone forever if the come to Pedro’s and share their,something called, pizzas with me-these are the best thing in the world for a growing pup-actually Jager agrees with me on this-I really love her as she is my big sister.
Oh yes weather -the sun is shining and the boss is going to take us both to the beach and Jager is teaching me how to swim.The boss keeps throwing coconuts for me to chase (great fun) but he expects me to bring them back-that seems dumb to me and the says why did anyone call me a golden retriever. I do not understand the word retrieve.
As always there are some great daily specials at the Beach Bar at Caribbean Villas. Today is:
Coconut Curried Shrimp served with White Rice and a Garden Salad for $23BZ
Mai Tai Cocktail $10BZ
It’s hard to believe but San Pedro Lobsterfest 2014 starts in less than a week’s time. The Lobster Crawl kicks off on Sunday June 15th with a fabulous Family Fun Day Beach BBQ event at the Beach Bar at Caribbean Villas. In addition to the regular Sunday beach BBQ there will be lots of extra Lobster-themed extras so this is definitely an event you do not want to miss – mark your calendars now!
Finally I say, finally! The Sun has made an appearance. It seems that it may have been on strike this last week, perhaps showing support for all the various groups that have been striking in Brazil in the lead up to the world cup. I’m just a cat, and don’t know too much about geopolitics so i’m just happy to see that the Sun has ended it’s self-imposed exile and is once again gracing us with it’s presence.
Melon Ball Cocktail $10BZ
Chicken Tostadas $23BZ
1. How many people are NOT allowed to travel beyond Belize’s borders.
2. How many people do NOT have a passport that live in Belize but are in essence a foreigner.
3. Kidnapping is a crime-taking a child(ren) across borders against court orders is a crime-surely the father has some rights.
4 You do not win a Hague Convention and certainly a scrappy piece of paper from a magistrate from Belize does not count.
5.Caribbean Villas has 3 boats with their names on it as do others but Tammy has kept them,and lends them to whoever she wishes but not to the sponsors who are in dire need of extra boats for the San Pedro Sailing Club.
6.The Belize Board of Education have issued no paperwork for a school on Ambergris Caye to be run by foreigners. They would be delighted to have a school as long as people follow the stipulated rules and regulations of Belize-some people just want to do it their way.
7.To go to a university in the USA takes money and that is all-to get scholarships which are open to everyone. The student has to be extremely bright and work extremely hard to get one.
8.We have no idea if Peter Lawrence has done anything for charity or not,and having contacted him -his answer was -Charity is private. However we believe he has helped many organisations in the past and we have no reason to believe that he will not continue to do so.
9. How many people do you know who are on the lam from the USA?
This diatribe is from Tammy Peterson and we will publish it in full, and then reply to her rants.
I typically don’t “rant” about anyone or anything here on FB as it doesn’t matter to most and half don’t know what the hell your talkin about anyway…..
Today I decided to share some facts….
Someone has a “message board” here on the island that posts pretty much nothing but complaints or lies or just plain bullshit about people….His “motto” is “Don’t let the truth get in the way of a good story”….whatever!
Message Boards should be about facts, things going on and information….not gossip that is made up!
He loves to attack people for personal reasons to make himself look better (or try)and blame it on things he says are facts about them, their business or something he makes up to suit himself.
He wouldn’t know a “fact” if it hit him in the head! He loves to have others do his dirty work and have other “suckers” take the heat for him and stand behind them and smile….
Really to me “no back bone”. What he says about a place he chooses to call homes a joke. No one is forcing him to be here. Honestly he doesn’t really do the island justice. The progres that has been made here, the things people have done that are good. He seems to forget all that. He loves to complain yet I have never seen him lift a finger to change or help DO anything here but bitch. He said once “I don’t do anything for free”…..
You can’t respond to his message board which I think is funny… He has that part turned off or everyone here would tell him what they think of him, his posts and all the crap he loves to spread “claiming” to be truth. Sad part is he doesn’t get that people from the US/Canada and all over sadly read his crap and abuse of a message board hurting others and his OWN businesses (and there are mulitple with other sources LOL!) with the crap and lies he posts about everyone and everything about here. HELLO WAKE UP AND SMELL THE COFFEE!
So posts about me:
It is no secret and never has been, that I have had some problems in the US I am not proud of, but it is what it is. And sad to say, I would do it again if forced too. Yes I did not return my daughter to the US after I moved here. If someone really wants details…ASK! Happy to share! I moved to Belize with a court order. I have it, I can show you if anyone questions that. Someday hopefully soon it will be worked out. It is not forgotten, it is being worked on now. I have won the Hague Convention Treaty Act. If you don’t know what that is “google” it. I can share a copy of it if someone would really care to see the outcome of that too.
As for sailing. Faith is the reason I became involved in sailing. The kids are why I am still here now. Faith loves it even though sometimes she won’t say so….her results show it! There is a group of us parents that spend 20+ hours a week with a group of kids here that we care about. We have been working at this for over three years….some have “left us”, some have “moved on”, some have “joined us” but we still “move forward”. That is called progress. We wish no one “ill will”, we just wish to be left alone to do what we are doing. Quit worry about what we are doing and “focus grasshopper” on your own stuff…. We work our asses off honestly! These kids are the San Pedro Junior Sailing Team and Club. Not only do we sail, we help with homework, we help with schooling, fees, uniforms, we see them on off hours for dinners, lunches, movies, pageants, fun trips. We help with issues at home. WE CARE! Not because we have to…we want to! We show it day to day….not with a cheese burger on a Sunday. It is seeing these kids strive for excellence. We are there everyday, all the time, no matter what. We sail a TON! We push hard, we ask for more, we have requirements. That is called LIFE SKILLS! Show up on time, give 110% and care! (Funny thing is the more we ask…the more they want to give their team). We are proud of these kids. They have become like family,not only to us but amongst each other. We know their moms and dads, brothers and sisters, their teachers, principals, we know where they live, help those that have hardships, we help where we can, if we can, and we usually find a way. For this person on this message board to constantly harass us over KID things is really sad. We are just doing what we have learned is needed and that is working with youth here in our community here on the island.
As for education here on the island. The high school is “tapped” with space here. There is no more room. They are offering night classes for run over kids. Teachers are tired. This is going to be an alternative….. not a replacement. These message board postings, comments from a year ago about a private high school is just that …FROM A YEAR AGO! Creating more drama, more chaos and more problems. We weren’t allowed to do it then, and we didn’t. Posting something from a year ago to get attention now is really sad. Again messing with kids…WHY? Do you not have anything better to do? There is a new on line high school coming to the island I am aware of and happy for it. It is licensed and permitted here in Belize. I have seen the proper paper work. If you would like more information on it, please feel free to private message me. I will be happy to put you in touch with her. This is about education for the kids. How does one make empty promises of things that aren’t possible to a few kids to get them to quit sailing? Sailing to some is all they have. There only possibility for a future. To go to college which is what we want for our sailors…
So this isn’t a rant…this is FACT!
And if you know who I am referring to…Please in passing the next time you see him, ask him politely to stick it where the sun doesn’t shine.
Have a nice day!
As always, the Beach Bar at Caribbean Villas is hosting it’s weekly Family Fun Beach BBQ today. Come down for kid’s sailing in the morning, adult sailing in the afternoon, delicious BBQ for lunch and live music on the beach. While away the afternoon on a beautiful beach sipping your favorite libation.
The Medical School on Ambergris Caye is hosting a Blood Drive today working with the San Pedro Belize Red Cross. It’s a very worthy cause so we encourage everyone to stop by to donate blood.