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Paul & Zoe Walker

Business:  Wildtracks
Sarteneja Village, Corozal District
Interesting Person
Interesting Character


The Walkers run Wildtracks, a Belize non-profit conservation organization that also hosts Belize's Manatee Rehabilitation Programme for injured manatees and the Primate Rehabilitation Programme for confiscated pet monkeys, both focused on returning this threatened species to the wild. The programes rely on volunteers, sourced through the volunteer organization Global Nomadic.
 

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!
 

Peter Castillo

Hopkins Village, Stann Creek District
Interesting Person
Storyteller


Mr. Castillo is doing what he can to keep the Garifuna culture alive through the art of storytelling.
 

Peter Young

Caye Caulker Village, Caye Caulker
Interesting Person
Interesting Character


Mr. Young is one of the few men who still makes fishing nets.
 

Petty Joseph

Caye Caulker Village, Caye Caulker
Interesting Person
Interesting Character


She locally produces coconut oil.
 

Phyllis Cayetano

Dangriga Town, Stann Creek District
Interesting Person
Interesting Character


Phyllis is a strong woman of vision who loves directing people to get things done! She and her husband Roy started the first Garifuna Dance Group. Her unending community service work with the National Garifuna Council, Dangriga Branch and throughout the community has recently been recognized by Queen Elizabeth.
 

Piggy Guzman

Caye Caulker Village, Caye Caulker
Interesting Person
Interesting Character


Piggy is a local fisherman who can reel in fish nearly as big as he is!
 

Rollie Verde

 Business:  Krisami's Bayview Lodge
Sarteneja Village, Corozal District
Interesting Person
Interesting Character


Rollie has been instrumental in the new development in Northern Belize called "Warree Bight".
 

Rosalia Bejos

San Ignacio Town, Cayo District
Interesting Person
Storyteller, Interesting Character


She taught school for over 60 years in San Ignacio.
 

Rosita Arvigo

San Ignacio Town, Cayo District
Interesting Person
Historian, Herbalist


Rosita apprenticed with Don Elijio Panti, a Mayan Healer known all over Central America. Rosita spent several years traipsing through the jungle with him, learning traditional herbal remedies and watching him treat sick people. She tells the story in her book, Sastun. She continues to keep traditional Mayan healing practices alive today through lectures, herbal walks, workshops and her local clinic in San Ignacio.
 

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