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Augustine Flores

 Business:  Pal's Guest House
Dangriga Town, Stann Creek District
Interesting Person
Historian, Storyteller, Interesting Character


Mr. Flores is a man of many hats. His resume would be several pages if you were to list his many accomplishments and activities. From the Central American Black Organization (CABO) which he founded, to the National Garifuna Council, Mr. Flores continues to be active to make a difference in the local community and region.
 

Aurora Coe

 Business:  Circle C Hotel
Punta Gorda Town, Toledo District
Interesting Person
Herbalist, Storyteller


Aurora is a 'Granny Healer'. She learned about remedies using common herbs and plants from older generations and now shares her common knowledge with others.
 

Aurora Perez

Caye Caulker Village, Caye Caulker
Interesting Person
Historian, Herbalist


Mrs. Perez serves as a local midwife and also knows a lot about the island history.
 

Aurora Saqui

 Business:  Nu
Maya Center Village, Stann Creek District
Arts & Crafts, Interesting Person
Herbalist, Renowned Cook, Interesting Character


Aurora was born into a family with a legacy of artists and traditional healing. Her family started slate carving in Belize. She is an artist at heart and also enjoys painting, jewelry-making, weaving, embroidery, etc. As the niece of renowned Mayan healer Don Religion Panti, she continues the practice of healing others using traditional herbs and plants that she learned from her uncle.
 

Barry Spawn

 Business:  Ransoms Seaside Cabana
Hopkins Village, Stann Creek District
Arts & Crafts, Interesting Person
Conservationist, Interesting Character


Barry does concrete sculptures, making creative planters for the extraordinary collection of botanical plants that adorns his property.
 

Beatrice Waight

Bullet Tree Falls, Cayo District
Interesting Person
Herbalist


Mrs. Beatrice is a practitioner of traditional Maya healing techniques and Mayan abdominal massage. She is also an herbal midwife.
 

Beaula Faux

Placencia Village, Placencia
Interesting Person
Renowned Cook


Makes coconut tarts.
 

Boones Lloyd

Caye Caulker Village, Caye Caulker
Interesting Person
Renowned Cook


Otherwise known as "The Cake Man". He can be seen carrying his basket of freshly baked cakes and pastries around the village to sell.
 

Carmen Dakak

San Ignacio Town, Cayo District
Interesting Person
Interesting Character


Nurse Carmen trains community health workers for all of the villages in the Cayo District through the HECOPAB office. Her unwavering enthusiasm is an inspiration to many.
 

Carol & Larry Smith

Business:  Sea Front Inn
Punta Gorda Town, Toledo District
Interesting Person
Historian, Herbalist, Storyteller, Interesting Character


Carol & Larry moved to Belize to serve as missionaries with YWAM nearly 30 years ago when very few "foreigners" lived in Toledo. Having made PG their home, they continue to serve people through their quiet interaction in the community. They are both great storytellers and Larry just happens to also be a midwife, or is it midhusband?
 

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