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Leonardo Cal

Business:  BTB Tourist Office
Punta Gorda Town, Toledo District
Interesting Person
Interesting Character


Having grown up in Toledo District and working as the local Tourist Board Representative, Leonardo is a wealth of information on the area.
 

Lila Vernon

Punta Gorda Town, Toledo District
Music, Interesting Person
Interesting Character


While most musicians become famous when they are young in years, Mrs. Vernon's local stardom took off after she turned 50! Her Creole and English songs are sung by young and old throughout the country.
 

Mr. Alexander Chee

Punta Gorda Town, Toledo District
Interesting Person
Historian, Storyteller


Mr. Chee is well-known in the community for storytelling, particularly in relation to the Chinese in the area.
 

Mr. Paul Mahung

Punta Gorda Town, Toledo District
Interesting Person
Storyteller


Paul Mahung's voice is familiar to many people listening to Love FM since he serves as radio correspondent for the Punta Gorda area.
 

Mr. Peter Mahung

 Business:  Mahung's Guest House
Punta Gorda Town, Toledo District
Interesting Person
Historian, Storyteller


Mr. Mahung loves to tell stories about the history of the Chinese immigrants, old times in Toledo District and changes that are taking place in the tourism industry.
 

Paul Nabor

Punta Gorda Town, Toledo District
Music, Interesting Person
Historian, Herbalist, Storyteller, Interesting Character


The most well-known Parandero in the country, Paul Nabor has been singing traditional Paranda music for over 50 years. He is now one of the few remaining Paranderos and is working with younger musicians to keep the tradition alive. He is also a buyae, a traditional healer at the Garifuna temple which is located next to his house. While he may seem shy and quiet when you speak with him, he becomes transformed on stage and the crowd goes wild over this little old man!
 

Plenty International

Business:  Plenty International
Punta Gorda Town, Toledo District


 

SAGE

Business:  SAGE-Southern Alliance for Grassroots Empowerment
Punta Gorda Town, Toledo District


 

TASTE

Business:  Toledo Association for Sustainable Tourism and Environment
Punta Gorda Town, Toledo District


Working in the Sapadilla Caye Marine Reserve, TASTE is dedicated to giving secondary students a better understanding and appreciation of the marine environment. TASTE runs tours which further benefits their programs and outreach activities.
 

TIDE

Business:  Toledo Institute for Development and Environment
Punta Gorda Town, Toledo District


TIDE promotes sustainable development and integrates it with sustainable tourism. Perhaps most famous for their fisherman's festival each November, they also are becoming well known for their low-impact tours in the area.
 

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