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Lorenie Tillman

Business:  Bluebird Ceviche Bar
Indian Church Village, Orange Walk District
Interesting Person
Renowned Cook


Lorenie makes a fantastic ceviche and serves as the chief chef at Lamani South Resort.
 

Louise Aguilar

 Business:  Maxhapan Cabins
Caye Caulker Village, Caye Caulker
Interesting Person
Storyteller, Interesting Character


Louise traded her high heels for bare feet and island life. She is still a 'City Gial" at heart and loves telling stories about her participation in Carnival celebrations.
 

Lucio Guerrero

San Pedro Town, Ambergris Caye
Interesting Person
Interesting Character


Is known by locals as a storyteller.
 

Lydia Ramcharam Pollard

Business:  East Indian Cultural Museum
Corozal Town, Corozal District
Interesting Person
Historian, Storyteller


Lydia, founder of the museum, has a passion for her cultural heritage and desires to share it with others. Her enthusiasm for the museum and keeping her culture alive is contagious!
 

Machette

Caye Caulker Village, Caye Caulker
Interesting Person
Interesting Character


Some people call him the 'Crazy Guy', but locals recognize him as a part of the "lokal flava" of Caye Caulker.
 

Margaret Mary Juan

 Business:  Nabitunich Stone Cottages
Succotz Village, Cayo District
Interesting Person


Nurse Juan came from England over 30 years ago as a British volunteer who never left. She has worked in every district in Belize and has fascinating stories of the "old times". She was recently honored as an "Unsung Hero" for First Caribbean Bank.
 

Maria Vega

 Business:  Vega Inn and Gardens
Caye Caulker Village, Caye Caulker
Interesting Person
Interesting Character


She is a wealth of contacts and information on Caye Caulker and Belize. *Maria willingly shares her knowledge with folks, but asks them to please make an appointment if you would like to meet with her.
 

Melissa Kuppinger

 Business:  Sun Creek Lodge
San Marcos Village, Toledo District
Interesting Person
Renowned Cook


In addition to hosting guests at the lodge, Melissa 'invents' and adapts recipes using local ingredients. She substitutes plantains for regular bananas resulting in an equally-great treat!
 

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. Eloy Cuevas

Monkey River Village, Toledo District
Interesting Person
Conservationist, Interesting Character


Mr. Cuevas received the 2005 James A. Waight award from Belize Audubon Society for his conservation work. He is a commercial fisherman and has worked to find an alternative livelihood for himself and other fishers in the southern areas. He has worked done this through work with several NGO's.
 

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