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					 The Placencia Breeze
      A Publication of the Placencia Chapter of the Belize Tourism Industry Association
  or January 2010

     A Night to Remember - 10th PTC Mistletoe Ball
The ladies looked                                                             and dear to Placencia Peninsula community that has been
elegant, the men                                                              developed by the Placencia Tourism Center as a fundraiser.
were dapper, the                                                              Continued support from the Belize Tourism Board, our Placencia
food was delicious,                                                           BTIA members, other community business owners, the people that
as always the band                                                            volunteer their time to make it all come together and of course
was fabulous and at                                                           everyone that makes that special effort to look their very best
exactly    midnight                                                           makes the Mistletoe Ball the most talked about night before and
the December sky                                                              long after the fun has ended. Thank you one and all!
was     alit    with
spect a cular                                                                 Seems as if everyone had a blast this year and are already thinking
fireworks… yes of                                                             ahead the December 11, 2010 for the 11th annual Mistletoe Ball!
course    we     are                                                          We’ll see you there!
talking about the
Mistletoe Ball.                                                               - Your PTC Team

Once again the
Placencia Tourism
Center’s Mistletoe
Ball       was      a
smashing success
with more than 450
p e o p l e       i n
attendance for a
night of dancing,
dining, socializing Midnight Fireworks!!!!!
and bringing in the           Photo by Muzamanzie Photographs
spirit of the holiday
season. Bella Maya Resort pulled out all the stops decking the
halls with decorations and even rolling out the red carpet for the
party goers.

As always Muzamanzie Photographs went the extra mile to have a
cozy, holiday photo stage for everyone to have their photos taken.
Photos from the night can be ordered at the Tourism Center.

As mentioned before the 10th anniversary of the Mistletoe Ball                 The party, the party, the party!!!
was celebrated at midnight with fireworks - a first for the Ball.                                                    Photo by Deborah Vernon
Later in the night the King and Queen of the Ball were announced
and the raffle for prizes were drawn but not announced until later
the following week, after all everyone was having so much fun
that we didn’t want to throw off their groove. (For a list of winners
turn to page 10.

The Mistletoe Ball is just one of the events that has become near

        What’s Inside
Peninsula Volunteer Fire Department….………………...…..…….………..…….pg 2
Doing Their Part!…………………………………………………...……...…….. pg 2
The New “ Root & Reef”………….………………………….................……… 2
What’s Happening In Town?!………………….……………..………………… 3
Dates You Need To Know!…….……….……………………………..…..….… 4
Rotary Club of Placencia News…….………………...…………………………...… 4
Student of the Month……………………….…………………………………… 5
Discover the ‘sensitive’ plant…………………………………………………… 5
Dancing Tree, and Santa Big Red Sleigh………………..…………….……..… 10
Mistletoe Ball 2009 Prize Winners…….………………….…………………… 10
Helping Haiti …………………………………………………………………….pg 12
Placencia BTIA Members…….. ….……………..…..…...……..........……pg 13 & 16
Placencia Village Map…………………………………………………… 14 & 15
The Belize Children’s Project……………………….……………….………… 17
January 2010 Placencia Breeze Crossword Puzzle….………….……………… 21
Sticking to your New Year’s Resolution……..……………….……...………….pg 22
How to Sleep When You Are Not Tired……...…………………….……………pg 23
Placencia Breeze English & Creole Word Search…………………………...… 23
Listing Ads…………………………………..………...…………..………….pg 24-25
Placencia Peninsula Liquor License Notices Posted in January….…………… 26
                                                                                              The Placencia Breeze—January 2010- Page 2

                Peninsula Volunteer Fire                                 All Placencia BTIA
               Receives “new” Fire Engine                                     Members
Christmas came early for Placencia Peninsula residents and
                                                                          are invited to the
volunteers of the Peninsula Volunteer Fire Department. Two days
before Christmas, they
received a new (to them)
                                                                      Placencia BTIA Elections
Volvo     fire   engine,
surplus from the London
Fire Brigade in London,
                                                                         To be held Monday
Until    it   arrived
                                                                          January 25, 2010
Wednesday afternoon,
very few details were
known      about  the
On Monday PVFD Fire
                                                                     Wendy’s Restaurant & Bar
Chief    Kathy    Anglin Bill Harding, PVFD Captain Jim Weller,
received a phone call PVFD Chief Kathy Anglin & Steve Wade.
from Asst Fire Chief                         Photo by Cori Keady
                                                                                          1:30 pm
Middleton of the Belize
National Fire Service, advising her that Minister Hulse had
instructed BNFS Chief Briggs to deliver a new fire truck to
Placencia before Christmas.

                                                                                 Doing Their Part!
We understand that while 10 engines were donated only 7 could fit
on the ship, and Placencia was designated to receive one of them.
When the engine arrived, members of the Dangriga Fire
Department and reps from the National Fire Service from Belize       With the entire world moving into the mindset of “What can I do
                                       City took the engine to       to be kinder to the Earth?” it seems as if some businesses in
                                       the water taxi dock on        Placencia are trying to do their part.
                                       the lagoon where they
                                       assisted        local         Products from Ecofriendly Solutions Ltd are now available at
                                       volunteers in learning        Wallen’s Market right here in Placencia and some area businesses
                                       the basic operation of        have already made the switch! Wendy's Creole Restaurant & Bar
                                       the pump.                     in Placencia Village and Maya Beach Hotel in Maya Beach on the
                                                                     Placencia Peninsula are using EcoFriendly Solution's
                                          The new fire engine        biodegradable carry out containers.      The Placencia Tourism
                                          was featured in the        Center also used biodegradable cups at their 10th annual
                                          Placencia   Christmas      Mistletoe Ball!! These products are made from corn and sugar
                                          Eve Parade as a way to     cane bi-products.
                                          present the community
                                          with their new fire        Mucho kudos to all three businesses for using these products! -
                                          apparatus.     Several     other Belize businesses should follow! Stop by Wallen’s Market
                      Photo by Cori Keady
                                          volunteers rode the        and find out more about these products.
apparatus while it displayed full lights and siren, and it even
carried Santa.

“This engine brings our fire department to a new level of service
delivery. This is just what this community needed. What a Merry
Christmas for everyone on the Peninsula,” said Peninsula
Volunteer Fire Chief Kathy Anglin.
The apparatus carries 500 gallons of water, assorted equipment
                                                                      The New “Roots & Reef”
and hose, and has a seating for 6 people with their personal
                                                                     Peninsula Citizens for Sustainable Development is proud to
protective gear.    Because the
                                                                     announce the publication of its newsletter, "Roots and Reef."
truck comes from England the
driver sits on the other side of
                                                                                                          "Roots and Reef" will be
the engine, so this will require
                                                                                                          addressing environmental
some getting used to.
                                                                                                          issues primarily in the
Driver and pumper training will                                                                           southern part of Belize,
begin immediately for those who                                                                           and will be published every
will be operating the engine.                                                                             six weeks.
Until a permanent home can be
built or found, the fire engine will                                                                      The top stories in the first
be kept at the Police Station in                                                                          edition      addresses
Placencia.                                                                                                Jamaican      fishing     in
                                                                                                          Belizean waters and the
For photos of the new engine go                                                                           proposed hydro dam in San
to                                                                           Pedro Columbia, Toledo.
sets and click on the Belize-PVFD
link.                                          Photo by Cori Keady                                        Look out for your free copy
                                                                                                          at your favorite businesses
For questions regarding this release, please contact Jim Weller at
                                                                                                          around the village, or stop
523-3599 or
                                                                                                          in at the BTIA office in
                                                                                                  The Placencia Breeze - January 2010- Page 3

                            What’s Happening In Town?!
Spectarte Gallery in Maya Beach now has a Craft & Curio         ♦ The Placencia Hotel - Karaoke starting at 8 pm!!!
Market every Sunday from 9 am to 4 pm. Spaces available         ♦ Michelo’s Belgian Café 1pm: bridge card players
for rent. For more information contact Jenny at 523-8019.         gathering

The Joint Boutique is now situated right on Placencia’s
Main Street! Look for it right across the street from the
                                                                ♦ D’Eclipse Entertainment Club - Live Music alongside
north end of the Placencia Sports Field. Same great clothes
                                                                  D.J. Flames Cover charge.
in a cool new location.
                                                                ♦ Robert’s Grove - Poolside BBQ Buffet at 7 pm with
TuttiFrutti Ice Cream Parlor – Now Sells Cappuccino &             local music. For reservations call 523-3565.
Espresso Coffee.                                                ♦ Singing Sands Inn - Margarita Night! Try our selection
                                                                  of flavored Margaritas for only $10. Our Mango
Placencia Fitness Located across the street from Scotia           Margarita made with fresh mango and the Cherry Coco
Bank is now open Monday to Friday from 5 - 9 am and 5 - 8         Margarita are two favorites.
pm. Daily, Weekly and Monthly Rates available. For more
information call 623-7777 or stop by during business hours.     Sunday
                                                                ♦ D’Eclipse Entertainment Club - Outdoor Sports -
Every….                                                           Volleyball and Basketball
                                                                ♦ Robert's Grove Seaside Restaurant features US
Monday                                                            Prime Rib Roast and Yorkshire Pudding along with its
                                                                  regular menu and daily specials. 6- 10 pm. For
♦ Placencia Hotel & Residences- a division of Zeboz -             reservations call 523-3565
  Margarita Mondays - 5 to 7 pm. Complimentary snacks           ♦ Yoli’s Bar & Grill - 4 pm Placencia’s Famous Ring
  and appetizers served at the bar.      Over 10 different        Game!!!
  margaritas available plus regular bar menu.
♦ Michelo’s Belgian Café 11am: overview of touristic             Everyday
  activities in Placencia in English, presentación de           ♦    D’Eclipse Entertainment Club- Happy Hour 5-7 pm
  actividades turísticas en Placencia en español,                    (Local mix drinks)
  Darstellung der touristischen Tätigkeiten in Placencia        ♦    DeTatch Seafood Beach Bar & Grill - $4.00 rum
  auf Deutsch, revue des activités touristiques à                    punch all day, everyday. On the beach - See you there!!!
  Placencia en français, overzicht van toeristische             ♦    Mangos - Happy Hour 5 - 6 P.M. $4 Belikins & $4 rum
  activiteiten in Placencia in het Nederlands                        drinks.
                                                                ♦    Maya Beach Bistro Happy Hour 2 -5pm with half-
Tuesday                                                              price appetizer menu and daily $5 bar snack specials.
♦ D’Eclipse Entertainment Club- Talent Night. Come                   Also $4 Belikin and $4 local rum. Take the bus from
  show off your talent!                                              Placencia at 1:30 pm, depart Maya Beach on the bus at
♦ Rotary Club of Placencia - Meets at Yoli’s Bar at                  5. Closed Mondays. 520-8040
  12:30 pm.                                                     ♦    Pickled Parrot Bar & Grill -Ten Dolla’ Lunch Special
♦ Sunova Beach Gift Shop - 10% Tuesdays! Get 10% off                 noon to 2 p.m., Happy Hour 5 - 6 pm. Rum Drinks from
  most items every Tuesday now throughout summer.                    $3 & up.
♦ Habanero’s Restaurant- Mexican Buffet. 7pm to 9pm.            ♦    The Placencia Hotel & Residences- a division of
  Dinner pick up call 523-3565.                                      Zeboz - Happy Hour from 5 pm - 6 pm everyday.
                                                                ♦    Tipsy Tuna Sports Bar - Happy Hour 7 - 8 pm (except
Wednesday                                                            Sundays)
♦ D’Eclipse Entertainment Club - Soca Carnival Night            ♦    Singing Sands Inn Happy Hour 3 to 6 PM. Belikin
  with Karaoke, Limbo & Free Jell-O Shots!                           and local rum along with a discounted price and
♦ J-Byrd's Bar - Karaoke starting at 8 pm!!!!!                       appetizer menu. Closed on Tuesdays. Tel: 520.8022 or
♦ D’Eclipse Entertainment Club- Latino Night (Free
  Cherry bomb)!
                                                                Placencia Humane Society, Ltd.
♦ J-Byrd's Bar hosts organized dart competition with            Dedicated to animal care and protection Date:
  great prizes starting 8:30 pm.
♦ Tipsy Tuna Sports Bar - Karaoke from 9 pm on - plus
  Ladies’ Night 2 for 1 Panty Rippers & Free Jell-O Shots.      Name

                                                                City                                      State                  ZIP
♦ D’Eclipse Entertainment Club T.G.I.F (Thank God
                                                                Country                                         Tele-
  It’s Friday) Bashment with D.J. Flames. Cover charge.
♦ Green Parrot - Beach BBQ, served on the Patio,                E-Mail
  features ribs, chicken & seafood (monster shrimp when                                                                                Sponsor
                                                                 Student            Individual    Family(2-5)            Patron
  available), plus all the trimmings. Reservation: 523-         BZ$10/yr            BZ$20/yr       BZ$30/yr             BZ$100/yr
• Robert’s Grove 6 - 7 pm Happy Hour at the Inn’s                      Additional
  Poolside Bar. Experience Garifuna singers, musicians                 donation          BZ$             Total amount      BZ$
  and dancers
                                                                                                         Or cash or checks may be dropped off
• Siripohn Thai Food– every Friday Thai food for sale by         Please make checks payable to:
                                                                                                         at the Placencia Tourism Center
                                                                 Placencia Humane Society
  Siripohn, menu changes every week. Located on the              Placencia Post Office
  main road, two story house beside the grave yard.              Placencia, Belize                       ¨   I want to volunteer, please contact me

• Singing Sands Inn - Martini Night. All Martinis 25%            Central America
                                                                                                             I want to donate animal care products,
  off! We have a wide selection of flavors to taste including                                            ¨   please contact me.
  our Melon Martini or decadent Chocolate Martini.
                                                                                                      The Placencia Breeze –January 2010- Page 4

Dates You Need To Know !
January 1st - Joy Leslie & Ethan Leslie’s Birthday
January 2nd - Kylon Eiley, Mariko Wallen, & Norma Jean Gomez’s
              Birthday & Julian & Beverly Cabral’s Wedding Anniversary
January 3rd - Sheldon Lopez’s Birthday
January 5th - Sabrina Eiley’s Birthday
January 8th - Shannon Parham & Julie Mayen’s Birthday                        ROTARY CLUB OF PLACENCIA NEWS
January 9th - Leslie Faux & George “Poppy” Cabral Birthday
January 10th - Eric Westby’s Birthday                                    If brevity is the soul of wit, this article should be wittier than the
January 12th - Dorian Young & Monique Vernon’s Birthday                  previous ones with the holidays bringing a well deserved break
January 13th - Elvira Brown’s Birthday                                   for the Rotary Club of Placencia. Despite our efforts to slow down
January 14th - Marriuccia Levoni, Jazmine Gaudino, & Naomi               a bit to enjoy the Holidays, however, there is always work to be
Anderson’s              Birthday                                         done as we continue to do what we can to help the community
January 15th - Crispi Hercules & Byron Young’s Birthday                  through our fund raisers and by working with other Rotary
January 16th - Noldan & Elvira Brown’s Anniversary
January 19th - Gloria Mayen’s Birthday
January 21st - Faegon Villanueva, Doyle Gardiner & Noldan Brown’s        CRICKET MATCH
               Birthday                                                  Since the previous cricket matches sponsored by the Rotary Club
January 22nd - Thaddeus Goodger’s Birthday                               of Placencia have proven to be so popular, another match was
January 24th - Lucille Villanueva’s Birthday
                                                                         held in November that featured our local team led, as always, by
January 28th - Stephen Lopez’s Birthday
January 30th - Nina Wallen’s Birthday
                                                                         Polo against the National team. The match was held at the sports
January 31st - Bernadette Gardiner’s Birthday                            field and featured drinks, music and a barbeque by the Rotary
                                                                         Club. Since this was the National Team, an announcer came
                                                                         along and kept things lively during the match with commentary
                                                                         that also served to help those of us unfamiliar with the sport to
                                                                         understand what was going on. Although our local team
                                                                         acquitted themselves well, they did go down in defeat to the
                                                                         visitors, but, the match was enjoyed by all and a fair amount of
                                                                         money was raised by the Rotary Club that will go towards
                                                                         projects in our community. We plan to continue to sponsor these
                                                                         matches in Placencia and also hope to help to send our local team
                                                                         to play an away match in 2010. Our thanks go out, as always, to
                                                                         Polo and the members of the Placencia team.

                                                                         MEDICAL UPDATE
                                                                         Last month we reported on the Medical Clinic provided by the
                                                                         School Bells organization working with the Rotary Club of
                                                                         Placencia. In early December, Greg and Wanda were returning
                                                                         from a visit to the U.S. and ran into David and Martha Shepard,
                                                                         who were here in November as pharmacists for the clinic. David
                                                                         and Martha were back in the country as part of the team for
                                                                         another clinic in Belize and turned over a significant quantity of
                                                                         adult vitamins for our clinic in Placencia Village. These vitamins
                                                                         have been turned over to Dr. Alexis for distribution as he sees fit.
                                                                         We wish to thank David and Martha Shepard for their generosity
                                                                         and look forward to seeing them down here again soon.

                                                                         The Rotary Club of Placencia currently provides a scholarship for
                                                                         one student to attend high school, but, more will soon be
                                                                         available. Thanks to the generosity of the Rotary Club of Calgary
                                                                         Olympic, represented by Dr. Wayne Warnica, a contribution has
                                                                         been made to provide for several additional scholarships. During
                                                                         the coming weeks, we will be working with Dr. Warnica to define
                                                                         the parameters for the awarding of these scholarships and we
                                                                         will let everyone know when this is completed. We thank Dr.
                                                                         Warnica (who, working with Honorary Rotarian Ralph Capeling,
                                                                         made a significant contribution to the Medical Clinic in Placencia
                                                                                                                            Continued on pg 8

SEA Dates in 2010 to remember
                11 & 12 February
                      – Whale Shark Guide Training
                26 February
                      – Deposits due for Lottery
                11 March
                      - Information due for Whale
       Shark Id’s
       - Whale Shark meeting and Lottery drawing
                                                                                                           The Placencia Breeze January 2010- Page 5

                Student of the Month                                           Discover the 'sensitive' plant
                   December 2009                                             By Barbara Fahs
                                                                             The holidays are over. It's a stressful time for some people, so now
                                                                             that normal life has resumed, it's the perfect time to clean out your
                                                                                                                             closets, make a big
                                                                                                                             pot of hearty soup
                                                                                                                             and just kick back
                                                                                                                             and relax. And if you
                                                                                                                             are    so    inclined,
                                                                                                                             maybe you'd like to
                                                                                                                             indulge yourself and
                                                                                                                             your partner with a
                                                                                                                             massage using an oil
                                                                                                                             you can make from
                                                                                                                             one of our common
                                                                                                                             Mimosa pudica is
                                                                                                                             best     known    in
                                                                                                                             Hawai'i as "sleeping
                                                                                                                             grass" or "sensitive
                                                                             plant" because of its habit of closing up its little leaves when you
                                                                             touch them.
                                                                             In Hawaiian it is called Pua Hilahila, which translates to
                                                                             "ashamed" or "bashful." The Hawaiians of olden times used its
                                                                             leaves and flowers to make a tea to promote restful sleep. They also
St. John’s Student of the Month for December - Front Row: Infant I -         made massage oil from the roots, which are thought to have
Dominic Tut, Infant I - Le-andra Lemus. Middle Row: Standard III - Jahneli   aphrodisiac properties.
Leslie, Standard I - Tyler Garbutt & Standard II- Mariah Ramclam. Top
                                                                             Hilahila was introduced to Hawai'i from its native Brazil. It's a
Row: Standard V - Estafany Ulloa, Standard VI - Bryan Lemus, & Standard
                                                                             creeping ground cover, although it can climb other plants. Its puffy
IV - Alstan Burgess.
                                                                             purple flowers form small bean-like seedpods and those seeds
                                                 Photo by Felisha Brown
                                                                             replant themselves rampantly. In addition to its aphrodisiac effects,
                                                                             it has been used for insomnia and central nervous system disorders.
                                                                             The Mayans in Belize, Central America, prepare the plant as a
                                                                             sleep aid by toasting the leaves and stems, reducing them to a
                                                                             powder by passing the mixture through a sieve, then sprinkling the
                                                                             powder into the last meal of the day. Others smoke the powdered
                                                                             If you don't already have Hilahila growing on your property, you
                                                                             might think twice before you purposely introduce it because it's a
                                                                             pesky weed whose small thorns make it hard to pull out of the
                                                                             ground. But if you want to grow it, gather some dried seedpods
                                                                             from a friend's yard. Soak them in hot water for 12 hours and then
                                                                             plant the seeds that have swelled up. Cover the seeds with one-
                                                                             quarter inch of soil. You can start them in a flat full of potting soil
                                                                             or plant them directly into a sunny spot in your garden.
                                                                             Relaxing tea
                                                                             Gather 10 fresh sprigs of Hilahila, 6-inches long, then chop them
                                                                             into 1-inch pieces. You can include the flowers and seeds if there
                                                                             are any. Place your plant material into a teapot, then cover with
                                                                             boiling water, and let it steep for 10 minutes. Strain and drink it
                                                                             hot or chilled.
                                                                                                                             Continued on page 7

                                                                              THE ROTARY FOUR-WAY TEST
                                                                                    1. Is it the TRUTH?
                                                                              2. Is it FAIR to all concerned?
                                                                             3. Will it build GOOD WILL &
                                                                                  better FRIENDSHIPS?
                                                                              4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to
                                                                                        all concerned?
                                                             The Placencia Breeze –January 2010-Page 6

   A world class 9.83 acre marina with full service fee-simple slips
 surrounded by pristine single and multi-residential housing on half
                         acre and larger lots.
    On this 60 acre bayside development that boasts spectacular views of
  mountains and sunsets there will be commercial opportunities for a gallery,
  boutiques, cafes, professional offices, fine dining, international banking...

Landscaping and roads are all professionally designed together with the entire project
 which is exceptionally unique and artfully done by the successful developer and her
   design team “Platinum”, known for the highly acclaimed “Chabil Mar Villas”
                                  amongst others.

                  ~ Early Bird Specials ~
               10 ONLY - 75 x 100 - CANAL FRONT LOTS
                          Under $100,000 US OR
         First Five Four 1/2 acre lots come w/ a 40 ft. slip.
 It is time to secure residential or commercial space for the open minded
                     just 2/3minutes to Placencia village.
 Titles have already been issued to some of the first buyers! House
                    plans available for viewing.
  Phone Dianne (501) 604 5099 or email
   Phone Hannah (501) 610 0327 or
                                                                                                      The Placencia Breeze –January 2010-Page 7

  Discover the 'sensitive' plant                                                          Dinner in 20!
Massage oil                                       Continued from pg 5                         Great dinner in just 20 minutes!
Dig the root of large plants. Wash, then chop it into half-inch           Black Bean Chili
pieces. Place in a mortar and pestle and mash to release the              Ingredients
essential oils. Place mashed pieces into a clean glass jar                ♦ 1 can black beans               ♦      1 tsp ground cumin
approximately half full. Add almond or grape seed oils (or a              ♦ 1 can chili beans               ♦      red pepper flakes (optional)
combination of oils) to fill the jar and then cover it. Bake at 170       ♦ 1 onion, chopped                       - to taste
degrees for three hours or leave in the sun for several days. Strain                                        ♦      salt and pepper (optional) -
                                                                          ♦ 1 stick celery, chopped
and add essential oils of your choice and vitamin E oil, which                                                     to taste
                                                                          ♦ 1 jalapeno pepper, chopped
serves as a natural preservative. If you wish, transfer your finished
                                                                          ♦ 2 cloves fresh garlic - chopped
oil to smaller, flip-top plastic bottles for convenience.

Note: The use of herbal products should not be taken lightly.             Directions
Consult a physician before using any herb, especially if you are          ♦ Saute' onions, celery, and jalapeno peppers in oil until soft (5
pregnant or are taking any prescribed medications, due to drug                minutes).
interactions.                                                             ♦ Add garlic.
                                                                          ♦ Add cumin, and other optional seasonings to taste.
                                                                          ♦ Add remaining ingredients.
                                                                          ♦ Simmer 20 minutes.
                                                                          ♦ Dish it up!

                                                          Wendy’s Restaurant & Bar
                                                         On the Main Street in downtown Placencia
                                                                                 Open Daily
                                                                    7:00 am til 9:30 pm
                                                            Serving Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
                                                    Patio Dining Outside & A/C Dining Inside
                                                 Seating for 100 ~ Catering available for private events
                                                      Phone 523-3335 & email
                                                                 Visa & MasterCard Accepted
                                                             “Our best meal in Belize is at Wendy's Restaurant…..”
                                                                        - Travel + Leisure Magazine Feb 2006

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                  Rotary Club of Placencia News cont from pg 4
Village) and the Rotary Club of Calgary Olympic for their             ANNUAL ELECTIONS
generous donation.                                                    Elections are held every December by the Rotary Club of Placencia
                                                                      for the Club Officers in the next Rotary year and the President-
BOOKS                                                                 Elect for the following year. President-Elect (2010-2011) Lydia
Word has been received that approximately 5000 children’s             Villanueva will be joined by Steve Wade (President-Elect for 2011-
books have been shipped by the Rotary Books for International         2012), Maretha McCullock as Secretary, and Carl Laws as
Goodwill (Rotary B.I.G.) organization. These books will be            Treasurer for the 2010-2011 Rotary Year. Lydia will be selecting
arriving in Belize City in the next few weeks and, with the help      her Board of Directors in the coming months.
of Rotarian Ellison Flowers, will be accepted for distribution.
The Rotary Club of Placencia will be dealing with the shipment        UPCOMING EVENTS
once it is officially received and we will report further at that     Planning is underway for several events in the next few months
time.                                                                 including an evening of Irish music (to be provided by Bill
                                                                      Mcelaney, an internationally known Irish musician) and Bingo to
FIRE EQUIPMENT                                                        be held on January 16 at the Paradise, an auction scheduled for
The community once again has benefited through the donation           February, assistance to the Peninsula Volunteer Fire Dept. with
of fire equipment. Rotarian and firefighter Monte Keady from          the Flaming Hearts Ball to be held in February, and at least one
Klamath Falls, Oregon visited recently with his wife and              more cricket match. As always, additional information will be
daughter. As he has done before, Monte provided training              available on LOVEFM (with thanks, as always, to Rotarian Rene
information and equipment to help our local Volunteer Fire            Villanueva), on the cable TV local access channel, on flyers posted
Department. Also, Monte provided valuable information and             around the Village, and through any Rotarian.
insight just before he left for home on the new fire truck received
from the Government just two days before Christmas. The Fire          OUR CLUB
Department will be providing additional information regarding         2009 was a successful year for the Rotary Club of Placencia
this, however, the Rotary Club of Placencia wishes to add their       thanks to the hard work of the members of our Club, the
thanks to Monte for all of his help.                                  generosity of other Rotarians and Rotary Clubs and, of course, the
                                                                      members of the community we are dedicated to helping. We strive
CHRISTMAS                                                             to do more every year, but, we cannot do it without an active
As they have done in past years, Tracy Eiley and Kathy Anglin         membership and the support of the community. We encourage
held a Holiday party for the children on December 23. With the        anyone interested in participating in our efforts to make our
assistance of several Rotarians, including Steve Wade as the          community a better place to live and work to speak to any
man in the red suit, gifts and candy canes were handed out to         Rotarian about what they can do to help, attend one of our
over 200 children. Tracy and Kathy deserve the thanks and the         meetings (Tuesdays at 12:30PM at Yoli’s) or visit our web site at
support of the community for all of their hard work in putting . We feel that we make a difference
this together and we hope to provide more support in 2010 for         and welcome those who wish to help, so, please consider actively
this event.                                                           participating in our efforts.
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                        T H E I N N AT R O B E RT ’ S G R O V E

               Good Times
                                P l a c e n c i a ’s M o s t C o m p l e t e L u x u r y R e s o r t
 ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ _
January 2010                                                Placencia, Belize                     

         ONE YOU L        VE
         Romantic Dining for
           Lobster Lovers
Celebrate Valentine's Day and mark the
end of Lobster season (February 15 ) with
a romantic Lobster dinner at Robert's
Grove Seaside Restaurant (Sunday, Febru-
ary 14). A special lobster menu featuring a
host of lobster creations, including lobster
bisque, lobster fritters and the Seaside's
famous curried lobster -- will complement
the Seaside's regular dinner menu, which
                                                   ROBERT'S GROVE DIVE                                    DAILY TOURS
also includes a variety of fresh fish, sea-         CENTER AWARDED                                The Inn at Robert's Grove operates all of
food and US imported beef selections. For
reservations call 523-3565.
                                                    FIVE STARS BY PADI                            its own Reef and Rainforest tours and
                                                                                                  excursions. For the months of January &
                                                     INTERNATIONAL                                February we will be offering the follow-
       ROBERT’S GROVE                              PADI International has just awarded the        ing trips daily. For additional information
                                                                                                  and reservations, contact the front desk at
         ENTERTAINS                                Robert's Grove Dive Center with 5 Stars, a
                                                   distinction given to progressive PADI Dive     523-3565.
For the 2010 Season, through May, The              Centers that PADI says, "Excel in provid-      ♦     Diving/Snorkeling the Reef and Cayes
Inn at Robert’s Grove offers its guests and        ing dive consumers with a full range of
                                                   diver education programs, equipment se-        ♦     Sport Fishing
visitors to the Peninsula a variety of culi-
nary and cultural evenings. So kick up             lection, and experience opportunities that     ♦     Monkey River
your heels and bring along your appetites          actively promote aquatic environmental         ♦     Cockscomb Jaguar Preserve
to enjoy the following special evenings:           awareness." Additionally, PADI explains,       ♦     Maya Ruins (Lubaantun & Nim Li
                                                   "A PADI 5 Star Dive Center is active in its
Saturdays Evenings at 7 pm, the Inn’s                                                                   Punit)
                                                   community presenting a professional im-
chef, Frank DaSilva throws his famous              age, better than the norm of the market-       ♦     Maya Ruins (Lubaantun) & Cave
Poolside BBQ Buffet featuring a large se-          place."                                              Swimming (Blue Creek)
lection of fresh seafood, fish, barbecued
                                                   In addition to its regular daily 2-tank dive   ♦     Horseback Riding
beef, roast pig, lamb and chicken, salads
and desserts. Local entertainment and              trips and certification courses, Robert's      ♦     Kayaking (South Stann Creek River)
dancing by reggae band Inner Vibrations.           Grove also offers the only Nitrox (enriched

                                                                                                            THIS MONTH
For reservations call 523-3565.                    air) dive program available in southern
Tuesdays, beginning at 7 pm, it’s Mexi-
can Night at Habanero Mexican Café &               For additional information and reserva-
                                                   tions call the Robert's Grove Dive Center      Tuesday Evenings                   6:30 pm
Bar. Chef Daniel Vasquez prepares a tasty
buffet of Mexican specialties, including           at 523-3565.                                   Habanero Mexican Buffet
dishes like Puerco Piccadillo, Chipotle,
Garlicky Shrimp, Guacamole, Black Bean                     National Tourism Award                 Wednesday Evenings (after Dec 17) 6:30 pm
Salsa and Cilantro Slaw. Pitchers of San-                 "HOTEL OF THE YEAR"                     “Belize’s Reef Ecology” lecture by local
gria and the best Margaritas in Belize are               Awarded to Robert's Grove                naturalist, Dave Vernon (complimentary)
also available along with wine, beer and                 By The Belize Tourist Board
brand label and mixed drinks.                                  January, 2008                      Thursday Evenings                  6 –7pm
Wednesdays 6-7 pm, the Peninsula’s                                                                Poolside Entertainment w/ Garifuna Drum-
resident naturalist, Dave Vernon talks
about the reef ecosystem and offers an                      SWEPT AWAY                            ming

understanding of the importance for pre-            TWO PRIVATELY OWNED ISLANDS                   Saturday Evenings                  7 pm
serving it. His weekly lecture begins with                                                        Poolside BBQ buffet w/ Local Entertain-
an introduction to the Barrier Reef – how it
                                                   For Robert's Grove guests or other visitors    ment
was formed and how it compares to other
                                                   to Placencia who wish to enjoy a private
types of coral reef systems. He then ex-
                                                   island "swept away" experience while ex-       Sunday Evenings                    6 pm
plores in detail the varied marine life found
                                                   ploring Belize, The Inn at Robert's            Paella Night at Habanero Mexican Café &
on Belize’s reef, including types of fish, cor-
                                                   Grove offers all-inclusive packages for
als and the many other sea creatures that                                                         Bar (Regular menu available)
                                                   overnight stays both at         Robert's
call our reef home.
                                                   Caye and its other privately owned island,
Thursdays from 6-7 pm, Happy Hour at               Ranguana Caye.
the Inn’s Poolside Bar is all the happier
when experiencing Garifuna culture
through the beats of local musicians, sing-
ers and dancers from Seine Bight Village.
                                                                                                               Tel: (501) 523-3565
  Robert's Grove provides complimentary pick
                                                                                                               Fax: (501) 523-3567
               up and return for                                                                         Email: info@rob er tsgrov m
      Seaside & Habanero dinner guests.                                                                  Toll Free USA 1-800-565-9757
                                                                                                      w w w . r o b e r t s g r o v e . c o m

                                —    -   A     D   V   E    R    T    I   S   E    M     E    N   T     —    -
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                                                                       Dancing Tree, and Santa Big Red Sleigh

                                                                             Second Annual Christmas Parade
                                                                       Eyes lit up the length of the village. The second Annual Placencia
                                                                       Village Christmas Parade was a rousing success, with three vehicles
                                                                       participating on this year’s Christmas Eve Parade, including the
                                                                       new fire truck. The parade again organized by Mr. Jose Fuentes
                                                                       amused and entertained villagers and visitor alike, with wailing
                                                                                                                   sirens, music, the second
                                                                                                                   appearance        of   the
                                                                                                                   dancing Christmas Tree.
                                                                                                                   Two      Santa’s,     and
                                                                                                                   festively         gowned
                                                                                                                   Christmas          ladies,
                                                                                                                   dispensing goodies to the
                                                                                                                   kids, of all age.
                                                                                                                   The parade staged at the
                                                                                                                   Placencia Water Tower,
                                                                                                                   and proceeded down the
                                                                                                                   length of the village to
                                                                                                                   the road’s end, at
                                                                                                                   Placencia Point. The
                                                                       occasional blast of the new fire truck siren, and the loud horn and
                                                                       flashing lights, hailed boys and girls from all over the village to
                                                                       come to the road, where
                                                                       bags of candy, cookie,
                                                                       balloon and water were
                                                                       handed ou t by Santa and
                                                                       the     Tree’s,      happy
                                                                       princesses and helpers.
                                                                       Mr.     Fuentes     worked
                                                                       tirelessly       securing
                                                                       donations,     organizing;
                                                                       packaging treats for the
                                                                       kids’, making decorations,
                                                                       building and decorating the
                                                                       dancing       tree      and
                                                                       decorating the floats.
                                                                       The parade offered an opportunity to introduce the community to
                                                                       the new fire truck, which carried two Santa’s look alike’s. Mr
                                                                       Fuentes thank’s all the donors, and volunteers, who helped made
                                                                       this second annual event successful.

               Mistletoe Ball 2009 Prize Winners
Mistletoe Ball King - Whipray Caye Lodge - 1 night stay w/              Rainbeau Design would be more than happy to design on for you at
food and transportation for 2, MNM Hardware Placencia - $250            no cost to you. Can be used for personal or business use. Valued at
Gift Certificate, The Villas at Cocoplum - $100 Cash,                   $200.00 US…..Val Griffin
Tuttifrutti Ice Cream Parlor - $25 Gift Certificate, Barefoot           Miller's Landing - One night stay and pizza for two people, must
Beach Bar - $75 Bar Tab and 1 T-Shirt….ERWIN WESTBY                     reserve ahead for availability….Elaine Gsrcis
                                                                        Pickled Parrot Bar & Grill - $50 Gift Certificate…….Eworth
Mistletoe Ball Queen - Maya Beach Hotel & Bistro - Eat-                 Garbutt
Sleep-Eat Package (Dinner for 2,One night hotel room for 2,             Robert’s Grove will give Saturday Night BBQ Buffet for
Breakfast for 2), Captain Jaks - $50 Cash, Lydia’s Guesthouse -         2…….Dale Harchbarger
$50 Cash, Tuttifrutti Ice Cream Parlor - $25 Gift Certificate, Z-       Habanero’s @ Robert’s Grove- Tuesday night Mexican Buffet
Touch - 2 in 1 Massage and Facial by Ysela, The Joint Boutique          for 2…….Karen Martin
- $50 Gift Certificate…..JUANITA MESS                                   Sunova Beach Gift Shop - $100 Gift Certificate…….Becky Arzu
                                                                        Seahorse Dive Shop – Dive or Snorkel trip for 2……Lucellie
French Connection $200 gift certificate……Tiffanie Westby                Pech
Joy Tours – Snorkel trip for 2………Natividad Matute                       The Secret Garden Day Spa - 1 Massage…….Francisco Linarez
Eloise's Travel Lodge - $50 Cash Prize…….Andy Williams                  Splash Dive Shop – 1 Dive Certification Course…..Ysela
Tropic Air - 1 round trip ticket Placencia - Belize City Municipal –    Zabaneh
Placencia……..Mary Ann Mead                                              Goss Chocolate donates one 3 pound box of chocolate, dark or
Danube Restaurant - $50 Gift Certificate…….Claudia Gonella              milk.....Laura Godfrey
Rumfish Y Vino – Dinner for 2 ($100 Value)……..Lucky Ivy                 Blue Crab Beach donates one 3 pound box of chocolate, dark or
Rumfish Y Vino – Bottle of Wine ($75 Value)……Geoff Morpurgo             milk….Eric Luschak
Lola's Art donates 1 original canvas painting……Lee Nyhus                Barefoot Rentals - 1 day golf cart rental – some restrictions
Platinum Designs - $250 voucher towards any service offered             apply…..Miriam Leslie
including house planning designs, faux painting, mosaic or art          Barefoot Rentals - 1 day golf cart rental – some restrictions
installations & interiors design and decorating……..Jennilee Wade        apply…..Danilee Cadle
The Secret Garden Day Spa - 1 Manicure and Pedicure……                   Z-Touch – 1 Facial by Ysela…..Greta Leslie
Wende Byran                                                             Art & Soul Gallery- $50 Gift Certificate……Leanne Faux
Spectarte Gift Voucher $200……Ivan Leslie Jr.                            The Placencia Hotel & Residence- Dinner for 2 with
The Bakery @ Casa Placencia- $50 gift certificate for an                wine….Brooke Rundle
assortment of savories and sweets……..Jodie Karr
The Secret Garden Restaurant - $50 gift certificate……Simone
                                                                        The Placencia Tourism Center would like to
Rainbeau Design – One Web Site (for one year) includes                  thank everyone who supported our 10th
registered domain name, pop mailboxes and hosting service. You
can design your own website using the website builder included or
                                                                        Annual Mistletoe Ball!
                                                      The Placencia Breeze – January 2010- Page 11

                                    PHONE# 501-523-3555
                                    FAX# 501-523-3553

                                      AGENTS FOR

   “Making a Positive Difference in a Changing Belize”
Home owners Insurance                     Commercial Property Insurance
Motor Vehicle Insurance                   Marine Cargo Insurance
Marine Liability Insurance                Tour Operators Insurance
                   Other Liability Insurance

                 OPENING HOURS
            SATURDAY 7:30 TO 12:00PM
                                      SEND MONEY COUNTRYWIDE!
                                                   Corozal Town
                                                  Corozal Boarder
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                                                                                                                                                      The Placencia Breeze – January 2010- Page 12

                                                             Placencia Peninsula Maps
From North of Placencia Airstrip to The Plantation                                                                         From Placencia Water Tower to Airstrip
                                                                                                                              D’eclipse Entertainment Club
                                                                                                                                                                            Platinum Designs

                                                                                                      Lost Reef
                                                                                                                                                                                Is   land
                                                                                                                                                                       M   ay a
                                                                                               Beachfront Suites                                            ic   Air

                                                                                The Placencia Hotel &

                                                                        The Placencia Tennis
             Traveling north to Maya                                       Placencia Tennis
             Beach will take you to the
             Plantation area
             approximately 2.5 miles                                                                                                           Avadon Divers

                                                                                                                                                                       The Placencia Road

                                             Ocean’s Edge

                                             Maya Beach Hotel

                                              Green Parrot Beach Houses
                                              Joyce & Frank’s Bed & Breakfast

                                              Barnacle Bill’s Beach Bungalows
                                              Singing Sands Inn

                                            Maya Playa Resort
Please note the
distance between
Blue Crab and
                                                                                                                                               Seaview Properties
Maya Playa Resort
is approximately 3                                                                                                                                                                            Chabil Mar Villas
                                                                             False Caye

                                                                                                                                        Helping Haiti
                                 Cocoplum Resort Community                                                         This story just goes to show that anyone can make a difference - no matter
                                                                                                                   how big or small, or young or old……..
                            The Villas at
                                                                                                                   Our fundraiser for Haiti was
                                                                                                                   given for the injured people and
                                                                                                                   the loss of many houses . Mainly,
                                                                                                                   it’s about the hungry, thirsty the
Casa At Last
                                                                                                                   sick and injured people. People
                                                                                                                   are not only dying because
                                                                                                                   they’re sick they are dying
                                                                                                                   because they are hungry. We
                                                                                                                   thought about Haiti’s loss so
                  The Maine Stay                                                                                   many times, and then we thought
Palmtree            Cordy’s Beach Cottage                                                                          “how can we help?” Erin Park
Designs               Blue Crab Beach                                                                              from the Secret Garden said The kids & their juice stand
                         Nautical Inn                                                                              “juice stand, its hot and they’re
                      Bahia Laguna Beach Suites                                                                    thirsty.”
                           Seine Bight Village
Lola’s Art                                                                                                         So we bought juice, got pitchers, got a table , made a sign and we were set!!
                                Caribbean Cabinets & Furniture                                                     We made about $530.00 in about 3 hours. All the money goes to Haiti..
  Danube, Austrian                                                                                                 100%. If you would like to give go to . This website
    Restuarant                   The Inn at Robert's Grove
                                                                                                                   allows you to choose exactly what
                                     Laru Beya Villas
                                                                                                                   the money will go for such as water,
                                     Miller’s Landing
                                                                                                                   food, bandages,.....It’ll give you a
                                                                                                                   wonderful feeling if you do it!!!!
                                          Playa de Piratas Properties                                              By Joelle Godfrey, Jenna Godfrey,
                                       Seakunga                                                                    Ciara Vernon , & Dominic Rotier
                                                                                                                   These kids live right here in
                                                                                                                   Placencia Village and range from
                                                                                                                   the age of 11 to 13. The kids had
                                          Wild Orchid Properties
                                                                                                                   been watching the news and were
                                                                                                                   really saddened by everything they All for Haiti
    Placencia Airstrip
                                                                                                                   were seeing.
                                                                                                                   Way to go kids!!!!
                                 Barefoot Rentals
                                                                                                              The Placencia Breeze – January 2010- Page 13

                                                     Placencia BTIA Members
                    Placencia Tourism Center – Phone: 523-4045 - Email: &
                                       Website: or
BUSINESS NAME                       MAP #   EMAIL                              PHONE           CELL or FAX         CONTACT PERSON
Ah-Kinchil                                     523-8017                           Kevin Madore & Maya Krammer
Artful Dodger Sail & Canvas                     523-3625                           Wini Mertens & Steve Lobban
Atherly, Don & Lindsay                         610-3843                           Don & Lindsay Atherly
Aqua Oasis                                           605-0586                           Stefano Ragagnin
Avadon Divers Ltd                         503-3377                           Anne-Marie & Phillip McNeil
Bachmann-Fairs, Brigitte                     523-3248                           Brigitte Bachmann-Fairs
Bahia Laguna Beach Suites                        523-4091                           Doug & Madalon Richardson
Barefoot Beach Bar                     523-3515                           Cassie & Brice Dial
Barefoot Rentals (Auto)                523-3438        610-3214           Megs Yearwood
Barnacle Bill’s Beach Bungalows                       523-8010        523-8010           Bill & Adriane Taylor
Bayshore Ltd.                                    523-8019                           Jenny Wildman
Beachfront Suites                        606-1521                           Maricia & Robert McMahon
Belize Trips                                    610-1923                           Katie Valk
Belize Ultralight Flying Adventures              523-3279        6002342            Tito Roveda
Belize Sailing Charters              523-3138                           Rob & Kim McDaniel & Tonya Wakefield
Belize Tradewinds Cruise Club         523-3303                           Melissa Rea
Blue Crab Beach Resort                        523-3544        523-3543           Kerry Goss & Linn Wilson
Blue Garden House                               207-326-9171                       Costas & Sally Christ
Blue Lagoon Apartments                   523-3481        523-3081           Veronique McKenzie
Brady, Alice                                         625-0673                           Alice Brady
Brown, Felisha                                   602-9300                           Felisha Brown
Capeling, Ralph                                   610-1278                           Ralph Capeling
Captain Jak’s Cabanas                        523-3561        622-7104           Erin Ivy
Caribbean Travel & Tours                            523-3481        523-3081           Veronique & Lance McKenzie
Carpenter, Nick & Kim                            520-3021                           Nick & Kim Carpenter
Caribbean Cabinet & Furniture                             523-3555        610-1399           Steve Christensen & Maretha McCullock
Carol’s Cabana                                         523-3132        609-5073           Egbert Cabral
Casa At Last                                523-3630                           Dewey Harshbarger
Casa Del Sol                                523-3481        523-3081           Veronique McKenzie
Casa Placencia                                 503-3143        669-4842           Jacki Tipton
Celeste, Donna                    
Century21 BTAL                         670-2034                           Bradley Rinehart
Chabil Mar Villas                     523-3606        523-3611           Robert Argue
Coconut Cottage                                 523-3234        609-4267           Kay Westby
Cocoplum                                   610-1009                           Stewart Krohn
Cohen, Howard & Karen                      622-6695                           Howard Cohen & Karen Kotansky-Cohen
Colibri House                                                        605-0586           Stefano Ragagnin & Nicoletta Sala
Cordy’s Beach Cottage                            523-3341        627-3150           Cordelia Ford
Coston, Debbie                                                                 523-8001                           Debbie Coston
Cotton, Lynn & Les                                 604-4088                           Lynn Cotton
Cozy Corner Restaurant & Hotel                     523-3280                           Gilbert Garbutt
Danube Austrian Restaurant                610-0132                           Herbert Kollmann & Simone Gareis
D'eclipse Entertainment Club                   523-3288                           Andria Villanueva
Decked Out House                                     503-3017        624-8637           Linda Burrows
Denyse’s Originals                             523-3086                           Denyse Rosa
Destinations Belize                       523-4018        610-4718           Mary Toy
Dial, Elysia                                                                        Elysia Dial
Dial, Mary Ann                                  523-3209                           Mary Ann Dial
Dianni’s Guest House                                  523-3159        609-5124           Ruth Turner/Dean Cabral
Easy Living Apartments                          523-3481        523-3081           Veronique Mckenzie
Eloise Travel Lodge                                                            523-3299                           Sonia Leslie
Evan’s Place                                       523-3127                           Evan Bull
Feijer, Egbert                                  627-1020                           Egbert Feijer
Finca                                               523-3481        523-3081           Veronique McKenzie
French Connection                            523-3656                           Marcus Perigo & Anna Dahlberg
French Louie Caye                                 523-3228                           Randolph Villanueva
Frisky Frog Fast Food Fix                            670-0108                           Gary Geier
Garden Cabanas                                 523-3481        523-3081           Veronque McKenzie
Galipeau, Cheryl                                 523-3329                           Cheryl Galipeau
Gentile, Franco & Mariuccia Levoni           523-3624        605-1648           Franco Gentile & Mariuccia Levoni
George Cowdrey’s Guesthouse                                                             Jean Reed
Green Parrot Beach Houses                        523-2488                           David Allardice & Leo Ramirez
Harry’s Cozy Cabanas                                523-3234        523-3155           Harry Eiley
Heaven’s Gate Beach Bungalow                   523-3148                           Jodie Leslie
Hess, Tina                                                                     523-3344                           Tina Hess
JAG Auto Rental & Property Management              523-3074                           Eugenie Adderly Gabourel
Joy Tours                                             523-3325                           Hubert & Karen Young
Joyce and Frank’s Beach House                       561-683-3899    561-683-3899       Joyce Danz
Julia’s Room                              503-3478        523-3225           Julia Leslie
Keck, Pamela & Karl                                 520-4057                           Pamela & Karl Keck
Kingfisher Adventures                        523-3323        523-3322           Charles Leslie
Kitty’s Place Ltd.                                523-3636        523-3428           Kitty Fox & Randolph Villanueva
La Chapelle Suites                         523-3777        523-3477           Mark Mondier
La Dolce Vita Italian Restaurant     523-3115        604-1089           Simone De Angelis
Laru Beya Villas                                    523-3476        523-3483           Ian McField
Linarez, Cindy & Francisco                                                                Cindy & Francisco Linarez
Lola’s Art                                           523-3342        601-1913           Lola Delgado
Lost Reef Resort                                606-7262                           Lisa D’Amore
Lydia’s Guest House                                    523-3117        523-3354           Lydia Villanueva
Manatee Inn                                        523-4083                           Slavek Machacka
Mangos                                       523 8111        600 2040           Steve Bauer & Annemarie Glanzmann
Maya Beach Hotel                              520-8040        520-8040           Ellen & John Lee
Maya Breeze Inn                                523-8012        523-8012           Larry Matthews
Maya Dream Beach House                      523-3148                           Jodie Leslie & Wanda & Roger Snell
Maya Lodge                                     605-0586                           Stefano Ragagnin & Lou McLeod
Maya Playa Resort                                   523-8121                           Chuck Meares
McDougall, Rory & Michelle                  523-3391        610-5592           Rory & Michelle McDougall
Michelo Flats                                     523-3519        626-2518           Michel Ardoullie
Miller’s Landing                           523-3010        523-3011           Gary & Ann Miller
Miramar Apartments                             523-3658/3117   503-3095           Ilsa Villanueva
Mirasol Villa                                  523-3481        523-3081           Veronique McKenzie
                                                                                                              The Placencia Breeze – January 2010- Page 16

                                                          Placencia BTIA Members cont.
MnM Hardware Placencia                                523-3517        523-3537          Dora Duncker
Moorings Belize Ltd.                           523-3351        523-3206          Renee Brown
Muzamanzie Photographs                           523-3563                          Ed & Marion Carr
Nautical Inn                                         523-3595        523-3594          Sandy Johnson
Ocean’s Edge                               514-606-5582    514-697-9435      Francine Martel
Ocean Motion Guide Service                        523-3363        523-3484          Bernard Leslie or Lavern Parham
One World Rental                          523-3618        620-9975          Claudia Hardegger
Palmetto Bay Resort                             671-4613                          Barnabe Burgos
Palmetto Retreat                                    523-3481        523-3081          Veronique McKenzie
Palmtree Designs                                   523-3563        603-5143          Marion Carr
Paradise Vacation Hotel                                   523-3179        523-3256          Alan & Deloris Stamm
Peninsula Citizens for Sustainable Development       610-4718                          Mary Toy
Pickled Parrot Cabanas                      624-2651                          Wende Bryan/Denise Williams
Philbin, Kevin & Tammy              625-0724                          Kevin & Tammy Philbin
Placencia Bazaar                                523-4309                          Annette & Sonny Vernon
Placencia Humane Society                                                         Pam Keck- President
Placencia Peninsula Arts Association         523-3284                          Candy Power
Placencia Pointe Townhomes              719-282-3258    719-488-1628      Ed McBride & Carol Milnes
Placencia Tennis                                626-4015                          Robert & Lida Rodgers
Placencia Village Square                    523-3292        623-5122          Yvette Guild Gagliano & Frances Gagliano
Placencia Yacht Club                                970-209-7251                      Michael Potoker
Platinum Designs                                601-7459                          Hannah Cowell
Playa de Piratas Properties                523-3180        610-2428          Ron Shivers
Property Pro Belize                        523-3292        623-5122          Yvette Guild Gagliano & Frank Gagliano
Ranguana Lodge                                       523-3112        523-3112          Joy Leslie
Regent Reality                          523-3636        670-8558          Kitty Fox & Glenn McCullough
Rumfish y vino                                        523-3293        666-6934          Pamela & John Solomon
Seahorse Dive Shop                                   523-3166        523-3166          Brian & Ardie Young
Seakunga Ltd.                                       523-3644                          Ajinder Garcha & Bernard Burgos
Seaspray Hotel                                 523-3148        615-2925          Jodie & Norman Leslie
Sea View Properties                                 604-5099                          Diane Bulman
Secret Garden Day Spa                   523-3420        609-3104          Lee Nyhus
Secret Garden Restaurant                         523-3617                          Erin Parker
Silver Leaf                                    970-944-2550    970-944-0552      William & Jolanda Brown, Stefano/agent
Singing Sands Inn                               523-8017        520-8022          Jean-Marc Tasse
Siripohn Thai Massage                             620-8718        600-0375          Siriporn Thakham
Smith, Stan & Mary                                   523-4306                          Stan & Mary Smith
South Environmental Association                   523-3377                          Shannon Romero
South Water Resort                                        523-3308        523-3208          Alvin & Marie Cabral
Sunset Pointe Condos                               523-3314                          Eric & Janis Winchester
Spectarte Gallery                                 523-8019                          Jenny Wildman
Splash Dive Shop                            523-3058        620-6649          Patricia Ramirez
Stepping Stones Resort                  674-3474                          Chris & Sue Harris
Sunova Beach Gift Shop                               523-4060        523-3264          Gillian Zabaneh
Taylor, Winston                                  623 7971                          Winston Taylor
The Arches                                          479-841-7970    605-0586          Mark Risk & Stefano Ragagnin
The Inn at Robert’s Grove                       523-3565                          Bob & Risa Frackman; Elena Cuellar
The Joint Boutique                                523-3712                          Brice Dial & Carlen Hultgren
The Maine Stay                                  523-3507                          Drew Travers
The North Beach                                    523-3207                          Deborah & Dave Vernon
The Placencia Hotel & Residences                520-4110        520-4112          Marco Caruso
The Shak Beach Café                           622-1686                          Magda Morales
The Villas at Cocoplum                  523-3263        628-6447          Boris Mannsfield or Erin Ivy
The Yellow House                                    523-3481        523-4028          Veronique McKenzie
Three Iguanas Villa                                  605-0586                          Stefano Ragagnin & Joe Stark
Tipsy Tuna Sports Bar                                                             Salva Zabaneh
Toadal Adventures                                  523-3207        604-6044          David & Deb Vernon
Toucan Lulu                               628-8474                          Paul Fanning
Trade Winds                                        523-3122                          Janice Leslie
Traveler’s Inn                                                                 523-3190        609-7344          Lucille Villanueva
Trip N Travel                                        523-3205/3614   523-3205          Laura Godfrey & Fiona Macfarlane
Tuttifrutti Ice Cream Parlor                                                      Tiziana Del Col
Village Inn                              523-3217                          Jacob Perez
Wendy’s Creole Restaurant & Bar                                                523-3335                          Wendy Lemus
Weller, Jim & Cindy                      523-3599        623-3286          Jim & Cindy Weller
Werlwas, Robert                              523-3040                          Robert Werlwas
Westwind Hotel                               523-3255        523-4016          George & Lisa Westby
Whipray Caye Lodge                              608-8130        610-1068          Julian & Beverly Cabral
White Sand Villa                                604-7471                          Jeanie Gabourel
Wild Orchid Properties                 670-3665                          Aline Habib
Yellow Bella                                     605-0586                          Stefano Ragagnin
Yount, Doran & Kim                             670-4130                          Doran & Kim Yount
Z-Touch Day Spa                                  523-3513                          Ysela Zabaneh

       Become a member of the most active and
            fastest growing BTIA chapter
                     in Belize!!!!!
        Stop by the Placencia Tourism Center
                              Today to find out how....
                                           Placencia: Home of the “Barefoot Perfect” Beaches


Artful Dodger Sail & Canvas        92-A2
Aqua Oasis                         87-E2
Avadon Divers Ltd                  46-D3
Banana Tree House                  35-B3
Barefoot Beach Bar                 38-E3
Belize Sailing Charters            99-C4
Belize Tradewinds Cruise Club      98-A2
Blue Garden House                  88-E2
Blue Lagoon Apartments             80-D3
Captain Jak’s Cabanas              52-D2
Caribbean Travel & Tours           43-C3
Carol’s Cabana                     53-C3
Casa Placencia                     81-F2
Century21 BTAL                     93-B4
Coconut Cottage                    54-D4
Colibri House                      55-E3
Denyse’s Originals                 94-D3
Destinations Belize                42-C4
Dianni’s Guest House               56-B3
Easy Living Apartments             57-C4
Eloise Travel Lodge                58-C3
Evan’s Place                       59-D3
French Connection                  41-D5
French Louie Caye                  33-D3
Garden Cabanas                     60-B3
George Cowdrey’s Guesthouse        89-E3
Harry’s Cozy Cabanas               61-B3
Joy Tours                          44-C3
Julia’s Room                       62-E3
Kingfisher Adventures              45-E3
La Chapelle Suites                 63-C4
La Dolce Vita Italian Restaurant   25-C3
Lydia’s Guest House                64-E3
Manatee Inn                        65-F3
Maya Lodge                         66-E2
Michelo Flats                      67-F2
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Miramar Apartments                 68-E3
Mirasol Villa                      69-C4
MnM Hardware Placencia             96-D3
Moorings Belize Ltd.               97-B3
Ocean Motion Guide Service         47-C4
Moorings Belize Ltd.                 97-B3
Ocean Motion Guide Service           47-C4
One World Rental                     70-C4
Paradise Vacation Hotel              71-B3
Pickled Parrot Cabanas               26-C3
Placencia Bazaar                     7-D3
Placencia Pointe Townhomes           50-A1
Placencia Village Square             43-C3
Placencia Yacht Club                 34-A5
Property Pro Belize                  43-C3
Ranguana Lodge                       30-E3
Rumfish y vino                       43-C3
Seahorse Dive Shop                   48-D4
Seaspray Hotel                       79-E3
Secret Garden Day Spa                4-C3
Secret Garden Restaurant             24-C3
Silver Leaf                          86- E2
Siripohn Thai Massage                43-C3
South Environmental Association      95-D3
South Water Resort                   72-B3
Sunset Pointe Condos                 40-A1
Splash Dive Shop                     49-C4
Sunova Beach Gift Shop               5-E3
The Arches                           85-E2
The Joint Boutique                   9-C3
The North Beach                      73-E3
The Shak Beach Café                  16-C4
The Yellow House                     8-D3
Three Iguanas Villa                  90-E2
Tipsy Tuna Sports Bar                39-E3
Toadal Adventures                    37-D3
Toucan Lulu                          75-F3
Trade Winds                          91-C5
Traveler’s Inn                       83-C3
Trip N Travel                        51-C4
Tuttifrutti Ice Cream Parlor         43-C3
Village Inn                          31-F4
Wendy’s Creole Restaurant & Bar      15-C4
Westwind Hotel                       78-D4
Whipray Caye Lodge                   32-E5
White Sand Villa                     82-C3
Yellow Bella                         29-F2
Z-Touch Day Spa                      6-D3

                                              Placencia Tourism Center - Where can you find us online?
      Bank                                         The Official Website of the Placencia BTIA   The online version of the Placencia BTIA’s
                                                                                                           monthly newspaper
     Grocery Store

     Fuel                                                         Just search                                          Follow us:
Placencia Health Center       C3-1
                                                                  Placencia Tourism Center &
Placencia Police              D3-2                                Placencia Lobsterfest
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The Belize Children’s Project                                         Placencia Sidewalk
The Belize Children’s Project is an ongoing project which has been
in existence for 35 years and is currently sponsored by the Belmo-
pan Rotary Club and the Illinois Rotary District 6510. Through
this project over 300 children from all over Belize have been as-
sisted with surgical treatment to overcome bone abnormalities
such as curvature of the spine, shortness in one leg, and club
                                                                     February 13th & 14th
foot. This February Orthopedic clinics will be held across the
country with Orthopedic Specialist Dr. Cole L’Hommedieu from         The Placencia Tourism Cen-
St. Louis, Missouri, USA to find children up to age 18 who are in
need of orthopedic care suffering from neck, spine, shoulder, arm,
elbow, hand, hip, leg, knee, foot and other types of bone problems
                                                                     ter needs your help to make
or abnormalities. Clinic dates and times are as follows:
Monday, February 1, 2010
                                                                     this possible. If you would
Santa Elena – La Loma Luz Hospital
9:00am – Follow-up Patients
10:00am – New Patients
                                                                     like to help stop by the PTC
Belmopan – Dr. Raju’s Clinic – 22 Temash Street
4:00pm – Follow-up Patients
                                                                           or call 523-4045.
5:00pm – New Patients
Tuesday, February 2, 2010
Dangriga – Southern Regional Hospital
9:00am – Follow-up Patients
10:00am – New Patients
Wednesday, February 3, 2010
Belize City – Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital
9:00am – Follow-up Patients
10:30am – New Patients
Thursday, February 4, 2010
Orange Walk – Northern Regional Hospital
9:00am – Follow-up Patients
10:30am – New Patients

For more information about the clinics please contact Joseph @
610-3750, Edna @ 604-1488, or Eric @ 610-0212.
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                                                            Word of the Month
           Belize’s                               Lapidary \LAP-uh-dair-ee\ ,
                                                    1. Of or pertaining to the art of cutting stones or engraving on them.
Public and Bank Holidays 2010                       2. Engraved in stone.
                                                    3. Of or pertaining to the refined or terse style associated with inscrip-
                                                    tions on monumental stone.
Friday January 1st     New Year’s Day               1.One who cuts, polishes, and engraves precious stones.
                                                    2. A dealer in precious stones.
Monday March 8th       Baron Bliss Day            Quote:
                       (In lieu of Tues 9 Mar)      Here, disgusted by venality and intrigue, the retired courtier would
Friday     April 2nd   Good Friday                  come to compose lapidary maxims and wise but sympathetic letters to
                                                    ardent youth.
Saturday   April 3rd   Holy Saturday                -- Michael Foley, Getting Used to Not Being Remarkable
Monday     April 5th   Easter Monday                Lapidary is from Latin lapidarius, "pertaining to stone," from lapis,
Saturday   May 1st     Labor Day                    lapid-, "stone."

Monday     May 24th    Sovereign’s Day
Friday     Sept 10th   National Day                             Siripohn’s Thai Massage
Tuesday    Sept 21st   Independence Day                               Certified Thai Therapist
Monday     Oct 11th    Pan American Day                                        We do house calls!
                       (In lieu of Tues 12 Oct)   ♦   Thai Massage
                                                  ♦   Essential Oil
Friday     Nov 19th    Garifuna                   ♦   Swedish
                       Settlement Day             ♦
                                                      Jet Lag Massage
Saturday Dec 25th      Christmas Day              ♦   Back and Shoulder
                                                  ♦   Foot Massage
Monday Dec 27th        Boxing Day                 ♦   Body Treatment
                       (In lieu of Sun 26 Dec)    ♦   Facial Treatment
                                                  ♦   Hair Treatment

                                                             Situated at Placencia Village Square right next to the
                                                              BTIA Placencia Tourism Center, we are up stairs.
                                                                     Phone number 600-0375 or 620-8718
                                                            Time: 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Air Conditioned Room!!!
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Placencia Tourism Center’s Updated Tour Guide License List As of Dec 29, 2009
Alexander Garbutt 28 Jan, 10     Egbert Cabral       11 Feb, 10               Leopold Leslie    In Process
Alfonzo Zuniga     25 Sept, 10   Elroy Tucker        10 Jan, 10               Louis Godfrey     11 Feb, 10
Alfred Williams    11 Feb, 10    Eloy Cuevas         In Process               Malcolm Young     19 Mar, 10
Alrin Muschamp     10 Jan, 10    Elton Eiley         In Process               Martin Leslie      14 Jan, 10
Anthony Eiley      In Process    Eric Forman         In Process               Nick Pollard      In Process
Arthur Vernon      23 Apr, 10    Ernest Garcia       3 Apr, 10                Oscar Iboy        14 Jan, 10
Basilio Mes        14 Jan, 10    Evaristo Muschamp 21 Jan, 10                 Patricia Ramirez   11 Feb, 10
Ben Bol            11 Nov, 10    Eworth Garbutt      In Process               Prince Gongora    11 Mar, 10
Bernard Leslie     In Process    Francisco Linarez In Process                 Rafael Villanueva In process
Bertrand Garbutt 23 Apr, 10      Gareth Longsworth 14 Mar, 10                 Randolph S. Faux 12 Feb, 10
Bruce Godfrey      13 Sept, 10   George "Benji" Eiley 11 Feb, 10              Randolph Villanueva Sr. 13 Nov, 10
Carlton Young Jr 23 Apr, 10      George Eiley Sr     2 Feb, 10                Reina Eiley       21 Mar, 10
Cirilo Chun        21 Feb, 10    Gilbert Garbutt     In Process               Rene Leslie       In Process
Claudia Chon       11 Mar, 10    Glen Eiley          13 June, 10              Russel Leslie      28 Jan, 10
Clint Villanueva   3 April, 10   Harold Neal         28 Jan, 10               Shawn Young       11 Aug, 10
Clive Garbutt      19 Mar, 10    Henry Tucker        10 Jan, 10               Stephen Lopez      11 Feb, 10
Condrad Villanueva In Process    Hubert Neal         Application in Process   Sydney Lopez Sr 28 Jan, 10
Cyrillo Cal        4 Dec, 10     Hubert Young        11 Mar, 10               Victor S Zabaneh 28 Jan, 10
Dale Godfrey       13 May, 10    Ian Cuevas          11 Feb, 10               Walter Garbutt     23 Apr, 10
Daniel Cabral      7 Feb, 10     Ivan Leslie Sr      In Process               Warren Garbutt    4 Jan, 10
David Vernon       21 Feb, 10    Jason Williams      14 Jan, 10               Wayne Castellanos In Process
Dermin Shivers     19 Mar, 10    Jeremy Garcia       13 Oct, 10               Zane Westby-      21 Feb, 10
Derwin Garbutt     24 Mar, 10    Jeremy Joe Garbutt 11 Feb, 10
Devin Lozano       3 Apr, 10     Juan Ical           In Process               Please note that there may be licensed
Doren Leslie       28 Jan, 10    Julian Cabral       11 Feb, 10               guides that may not appear on this list.
Dorian Young       23 Apr, 10    Kenroy Eiley        13 May, 10               Feel free to contact the Placencia Tour-
Doyle Gardiner     19 Jan, 10    Kevin Modera        28 Jan, 10               ism Center.
Earl Godfrey       28 Jan, 10    Kurt Godfrey        In Process
Ed Carr            11 Mar, 10    Lance McKenzie 20 Jul, 10
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     January 2010 Placencia Breeze                                                   Placencia Humane Society
           Crossword Puzzle                                                         November/ December Clinic
1               2                                 3                                         www.

                                                                     When                        Saturday January 23rd
                                                                                                  Sunday January 24th
4                                 5                                                 (They will be no clinic in December due to the
                                                                    Where              Placencia Community Center
                                                                    Hours                            9am - 2pm
                                                                    General                  Afternoons both days
                                                                     Clinic                   No appt necessary

                                                                                        Morning both day ~ by appt only
                                                                   Surgery               Call Pat Rarrick @ 610-0522
                                                                   Spays, Neuters
                                                                   Tooth cleaning
                                                                                                 And don't forget!
                                                                        Etc            No food after midnight before surgery!!!

                                                                    House             Clinic weekends by appt only
                                                                    Calls            Call Pat Rarrick @ 610-0522

                                                                  Dress Code           Dogs on leashes with collars
                                                                                            Cats in carriers
                                                                  Donations            Enthusiastically accepted!
                                                                                     Donation boxes Placencia Tourism Center,
                                                                                    Atlantic Bank, Scotia Bank, Barefoot Rentals,
                                                                                    Maya Island Air, Wallen’s Market, Tropic Air,
                                                                                            & the PHS Clinic each month
ACROSS                           DOWN

1. Key ingredient for making
"Corned" Fish
                                 2. One of Belize's Fastest
                                 Growing Industries
                                                                  Before Mount Everest was discovered, what was the highest
4. First month of the calendar   3. Number of Chinese             mountain in the world?
year                             Restaurants in Placencia         The peacock is a bird that does not lay eggs. How do they get baby
6. Number of banks in            4. _________ Cakes are often     peacocks?
Placencia                        a part of breakfast or evening   Johnny's mother had four children. The first was April, the second
8. Last name of famous           meals.                           was May, and the third was June. What was the name of her
Habanero pepper sauce            7. Name of the long weekend      fourth child?
maker                            coming up in April               A man left home running. He ran a ways and then turned left, ran
9. Last name of the              9. Date for the PTC's 11th       the same distance and turned left again, ran the same distance
                                                                  and turned left again. When he got home there were two masked
Chairman of the Placencia        Annual Mistletoe Ball in Dec     men. Who were they?
Tour Guide Association           2010
                                                                  What came first, the chicken or the egg?          Answers on pg 31
                                                                                                 The Placencia Breeze – January 2010- Page 22

           Sticking to your New Year’s Resolution
                               Making a New Years' Resolution is       one really great resolution that you want to make for yourself and
                               something people do each year. A        follow through.
                               resolution is a promise to yourself
                               to do something different, whether      7. Choose a resolution that is important to you. If it doesn't mean
                               it is to quit smoking, lose weight or   much, then it is likely you will not follow through.
                               go back to school. Here are some
                               tips to stick to your "resolution".     8. Visualize your goal. See yourself in the future and how you will
                                                                       feel once you have achieved what you set out to do. Visualization is
                              1. Don't make it impossible. If you      a strong motivator for most people.
                              plan to lose weight, set a reasonable
                              goal, perhaps 1 pound per week           A New Year's resolution does not have to be undertaken on New
                              until you reach your goal. In other      Year's Eve. It can be any day of the year. All you need to do is to
words, make it something that you can actually achieve.                make a solid promise to yourself that you will achieve a goal within
                                                                       a set time frame. If you need to, write a letter to yourself and
2. Don't punish yourself for any transgressions. Everyone slides off   outline the pros of reaching your goal. Keep these tips in mind to
the rails occasionally, that is why we are human and not               help you decide on a goal and stick to it
superheroes. No one is perfect and the sooner you stop beating
yourself up, the sooner you can get on with your goals.

3. Enlist a friend who has the same resolution as you. Work
together on a buddy system to keep each other in check. Be
supportive and seek support, two heads are better than one.

4. Keep a journal to track your progress. Write down your thoughts
each day about how you are feeling and the steps you have taken
to reach your ultimate goal.

5. Reward yourself. Set mini-goals and when you reach those,
reward yourself with something great. It could be a day at the spa,
a day out with friends, whatever it is that you like to do. Don't
reward yourself with something that is not in line with your
resolution. This means if you are trying to lose weight, don't
reward yourself with a giant piece of cheesecake. Buy yourself a
piece of clothing instead.

6. Don't make more than one resolution. If you have too many, it
will be a recipe for disaster and disappointment. Instead, choose

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                                                                                                  The Placencia Breeze – January 2010- Page 23

                           How to Sleep When You Are Not Tired
You go to bed early, or for a nap, but for whatever reasons, you're          exercises, watching television, coffee, tea, tobacco, etc.
not tired or sleepy. There are many things you can do to fall asleep     * Herbal remedies that can help include valerian root, kava tea,
more easily, but this article will focus on a few simple, quick fixes       suntheanine, passion flower and melatonin (technically a hor-
that'll nudge your body into slumber mode when you're already in            mone). These can provide deep, restful sleep without the harm-
bed.                                                                        ful side effects of sleeping drugs.
                                                                         * It's also possible to recreate sleepiness: Think of the last time
Steps                                                                       you had to get up, but would rather have stayed in bed for "just
1 Adjust the temperature. The temperature in the room should be             another five minutes."
  slightly cooler than what's comfortable. A slight drop in tempera-     * When you close your eyes, force your eyes to look upward into
  ture induces sleep.[1] But don't let yourself get too cold, espe-         your forehead. It is the natural sleep position for them.
  cially your feet - cold feet can be disruptive to sleep, so put on
  some socks!
2.Block out all light. If you can't make the room pitch black (cover
  the digital alarm clock, obscure any light coming in through the
  windows or door) then use a blindfold (preferably dark and
  thick). Your body is more receptive to sleep when it's dark.
3.Keep it quiet. Background noise is fine, if it's the kind of back-
  ground noise you don't even notice. But any other kind of noise
  should be stopped, if possible.
4.Recreate boredom. This varies from person to person, but what-
  ever that activity is, it should lull your brain, not engage it.
  Slow, calming music lends itself well to this. Reading something
  that is completely uninteresting to you is good as well. Some
  types of puzzles or games may work as well, such as sudoku or
5.Perform breathing exercises. Inhale and count the seconds, then
  exhale double that amount. So if you inhale for 4, exhale for 8
  full seconds. This slows your heart rate and lowers your blood
  pressure -- so don't do this one if you have low blood pressure.

6.Try to visualize something relaxing and repetitive. For example,
  small, warm waves washing over your body at regular intervals
  to coincide with your breathing.

7.Try using an Environmental Air System air filter). These pro-
  duce soft and constant sound. Shut your eyes and try to relax.
8.A Good tip is to focus on parts of your body. While laying in bed
  start with the hands and tense your muscles. (squeeze and re-
  lease) Then tense your muscles in your forearms. Continue to
  tense your muscles following down your body until you reach
  your toes. Then start from your toes back up your body until you
  get back to your hands. Before you know it, your body will be
  relaxed and ready for sleep.
* Practice a little non-attachment. In other words, don't stress out
   about falling asleep, thinking "I have to sleep now or else..."
   This creates anxiety that prevents sleep. Instead, be laid back
   about it: "It'd be great to sleep right now, but if I don't, no big
   deal. At least I'll get some rest, and have a chance to relax."
* If you must often sleep in a room that cannot be entirely dark-
   ened, an eye shade can help you sleep better. The type with a
   layer of molded foam works best, as it will not press on your
   eyelids and interfere with dream cycles.
• Avoid excitement and stimulants prior to sleep. Avoid vigorous
                                                                                                                    The Placencia Breeze – January 2010- Page 24

                                                                                     Bora Bora. Robert’s Caye, privately owned and managed by Robert’s Grove,
                                                                                     is just 10 miles from Placencia (1/2 hour by boat) on a one acre island with
                                                                                     four tastefully appointed cabanas built partially over the water. Each cabana
                                                                                     is outfitted with a king bed, full bathroom with hot and cold running showers,
South of Airstrip                                                                    and a private terrace with hammocks and stairs that descend directly into the
                                                                                     Caribbean. A small restaurant and bar, also built over the water, serves three
Easy Living Apartments - 4 two bedroom apartment units in the heart                  meals daily – or on your private cabana terrace if you’d prefer. An ideal
of the village. Central air, carpeted, fully-equipped kitchen, & veranda. Each       setting for honeymooners and sportsmen alike, this “swept away” island
unit sleeps a max. of four persons - 1 queen sized bed, 2 twins. Internet service    paradise is surrounded by crystal clear water, ideal for swimming (right off
available. Less than 100 yards from the beach and within easy walking                your own terrace), snorkeling and diving. The nearby flats are renowned for
distance of dive shops, tour guides and restaurants. Taxi service available.         fishing as well. The inn is happy to arrange rendezvous diving, fishing and
For more info call: 523-3524 or 626-8662 fax: 227-0849, email:                       snorkeling guides – even a massage therapist -- upon request. Kayaks and website:                                 snorkeling gear are complimentary to island guests. Reservations for dinner
One World Rentals: Seven beautiful, comfortable and immaculate                       or lodging call 523-3565
studios and rental houses around an attractive courtyard . Cable TV, wireless        Whipray Caye Lodge: Whipray Caye is a magical private island in the
internet access, air-conditioning, fully equipped kitchen, private bathroom,         heart of some of the best fly fishing flats in the world. This caye has room to
fully screened, hammocks. Located in the heart of Placencia (behind the              roam, with two spacious 2-room guest cabanas, private bath in each room,
“Rumfish” restaurant) close to the beach, shopping and restaurants.                  and verandas facing a glorious Belizean sunrise. Hearty family-style meals Contact Swiss owner Claudia Hardegger at                  are served in our thatched roof restaurant and "Sea Urchin Bar". Enjoy the
5233618 or 6209975. Email: MC, VISA                     natural unspoiled beauty of the coral reef surrounding the caye, chock full of
accepted. Rates from 49US$ plus Tax.                                                 beautiful tropical fish of all shapes and sizes, rays, sharks, turtles, crab, and
Ranguana Lodge: 5 Private ocean view cabins located right on the beach               even the occasional manatee, all nurtured by the abundant mangroves on the
in the heart of Placencia Village: We have three private air-conditioned beach       southern half of the caye. Owner and renowned fly fishing guide Julian
cabins each w/ 2 Double beds, fans, large refrigerator, coffee makers, private       Cabral and his wife Beverly will make your stay a memorable one. PHONE:
bath w/ hot/cold shower, private balcony w/ a hammock. We also have two              501-608-8130, CELL: 501-610-1068, EMAIL:,
other cabins with full kitchens, 2 double beds, fans, private bath with hot &        WEB:

cold shower & tub, private balcony with a hammock. Beach Palapas, beach
chairs. Tropic Air agent, Gift shop. Phone/fax at 011-501-523-3112, E-mail: website:
The North Beach offers luxury suites in our sea view villa with full
kitchens, living areas and configurations from one to five bedrooms. Each
                                                                                     Dining Around in Placencia Village
suite has air conditioning, ceiling fans, cable t.v. & phone. Located north end      French Connection - Best Meal in Belize - Conde Nast traveler.
of the sidewalk-walking distance to services. The perfect spot to enjoy              Exquisite modern European cuisine using only the freshest local produce.
Placencia Village. Contact us at phone 523 -3207, e-mail                             Catch the new early bird set menu from 5 - 6.30. Enjoy the ever changing a la or visit                               carte menu we are famous for under our thatch. Or why not swing by for a
Tradewinds: Overlooking the Caribbean Sea & the Mountains of Belize!                 drink and sample our light bites at the new martini bar. M/C and visa
9 Cabanas w/ private bath, hot/cold, 2 double beds, fans, coffee maker (coffee       accepted. Closed Thursdays. Website:, Email:
provided), refrigerator & veranda w/ hammock. Tel: 523-3122; Email:        , We strongly recommend reservations @ 523                                                                   3656. French Connection has a new location, we are now on the main road
North of the Airstrip                                                                opposite Scotia Bank.
                                                                                     Pickled Parrot Pizza Bar & Grill: Restaurant serving seafood,
Barnacle Bill's Beach Bungalows: 2 secluded bungalows on the beach                   homemade pizza, appetizers, fajitas, burgers & salads. Great blender drinks
in Maya Beach. Full kitchen, queen size bed, sleeper sofa, h/w, and                  & ice cold Belikin beer. Happy Hour Rum drinks from 5-6 p.m. daily. Ten
fans. Complimentary kayaks. 5 night min. Tel/fax: 523-8010; email:                   ‘Dolla’ Lunch Special noon to 2p.m. Tel: 624-2651. Open 12 noon to 9 pm; Website:                                Everyday. Cabanas also available. Visa only.
Blue Crab Beach Resort: Set on 5 acres from sea to lagoon, offers 4
beachfront A/C rooms and two thatch cabanas. Home of Goss Chocolate. Tel:
                                                                                     The “Inn” Spots - North of Placencia Village
523-3544; Fax: 523-3543; Email:                              DANUBE Austrian Restaurant                     EAT - DRINK - RELAX in a
Green Parrot Beach Houses: Maya Beach: 6 mahogany beach houses,                      romantic atmosphere. A/C indoor, lounge area outdoor. Viennese Schnitzel,
loft bedrooms, fold out sofa, kitchenette & bath on main floor. 2 bay leaf           Goulash, Dumplings, famous Apple Strudel and more. CIGARS from Cuba
thatch cabanas w/ garden showers & private beach. Tel/fax: 523-2488; Email:          and Mexico. Dice your FREE Belikin beer between 4.30pm-6pm. Open; Website:                              4:30pm - 10:30pm, closed Tuesdays. Ph: 610-0132,
Miller’s Landing: Seaside Eco-tourist resort, lush natural gardens,                  Green Parrot Restaurant: On the beach at Maya Beach. Our chef
farthest from road noise, bird haven, fresh water pool, secluded beach,              changes the menu daily and features a wide variety of local and international
personalized service. Tel 523-3010, email:,                cuisine. We feature seafood and tropical dishes. For reservations call 523-
Singing Sands Inn: on Maya Beach, 6 private thatched cabanas on the                  2488. Email:
beach, with own bath & patio as well as 2 garden view flats. Roll away beds          Maya Beach Hotel Bistro: A creative, modern menu. Prepared with
available to accommodate families w/children. Bonefish Grill on site                 the freshest local ingredients and infused with flavors from around the world.
Beautiful landscaping w/ swimming pool. Tel:                            520-8022     Open to the public all day, including breakfast, lunch, dinner, and anywhere
Email:                                                         in between. Visa/MC. Indoor and outdoor tables, right on the beach.
The Inn at Robert’s Grove: Placencia’s most complete resort. Deluxe                  Reservations are recommended for dinner (520-8040). Closed Mondays
beachfront rooms w/private bath, ceiling fans, cable TV & A/C. Restaurant,           Miller’s Landing: Specializing in gourmet pizzas & different evening
bar, 3 - 50’ Pools, Jacuzzis, Conference Center, Tennis court, Fitness room,         special, Icy cold drinks, great music, poolside bar. Available for private
Internet room & Gift shop. Land and sea tours. Canoes, kayaks, sailboats,            functions 523-3010. .
windsurfing boards & bikes for our guests use. Tel: 523-3565; Fax: 523-3567;         Singing Sands Inn: Enjoy dining on the beach front in the open air
Email:; Website:                         Bonefish Grill restaurant. The menu features traditional Belizean dishes as
The Placencia Hotel: A lavish Caribbean escape with European flare,                  well as Asian, Italian & French influenced entrees. Closed Tuesdays, 5pm-
The Placencia Hotel is a one of the most spectacular and pristine ocean front        9pm for dinner. Reservations are suggested, but not required. Call 520-8022.
property in Belize. The newest and luxurious resort boasts 90 first class            All major credit cards accepted
accommodations starting from Sea front Villas to Condominium Suites. Finest          The Inn At Robert’s Grove: Offers two dining venues: The
restaurants, with exquisite cuisines, first class service and amenities to indulge   romantic, fine dining Seaside Restaurant, with a world class menu created
every vacationer’s dream. The exclusive private beach and the easy access to         by Frank Da Silva, their talented North American chef. The Seaside serves
the main land will let you discover a world of opportunities from one location.      breakfast, lunch & dinner and offers a bar and wine cellar. We accept credit
Tel: 520-4110 or email:                                       cards. For reservations at both call 523-3565.
At The Cayes                                                                         The Placencia Hotel: Largest pool in Belize, complete with swim up bar
                                                                                     and restaurant area. Main Dining Room in Air Conditioned, beach front
Ranguana Caye: is a privately owned two-acre island, managed by The                  building, with outdoor dining also available. Third restaurant and bar area at
Inn at Robert’s Grove. Located on the reef with three charming wood                  the end of The Great Pier. Four thousand foot pier head accommodates guest
cabanas.    Meals and beverages are available. Ranguana offers prime                 in the lap of luxury. Open every day. Beach Bar 10a.m.-7p.m. Pier Bar 10
diving, snorkeling and fishing. Robert’s Grove PADI Dive Center will rent            a.m.-10p.m. Main Dining 6 a.m.-10:30 p.m. Call 520-4110 for pick up of
tanks and dive & snorkel equipment on the island as well as                          any number over 4 guests for breakfast, lunch or dinner.
kayaks. Moorings are available. Reservations for dinner or lodging call 523-         Whipray Caye Lodge: see accommodation for info about our
3565.                                                                                restaurant & bar.
Robert’s Caye: If you didn’t know better, you’d think you’d landed in
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CHEERS -                                                                            Food Markets
                                                                                    Wallen’s Market: Serving Placencia with fresh produce, dry goods, &
Placencia Peninsula Bars                                                            specialty items. Wholesale/retail. Tel: 523-3128; Hardware Tel: 523-3316 or
                                                                                    523-3523; Pharmacy Tel. 523-3346. email
J-Byrds:Local Bar by the Seaside docks. Open daily from 10am to 12pm.               Serving the peninsula for over 25 years!! Located across from the sport field.
And live music every Friday’s Tel :523-3412                                         Internet Access
Singing Sands Inn’s two bars, The Bonefish Grille pool side from 11                 Placencia Office Supply: HIGH SPEED INTERNET. CD Burning,
AM to 10 PM and Chez Albert’s from 11 AM to 11:30 PM at the end of our              USB, Floppy, Card Readers, Laptop - Wireless/LAN accessible, Printing,
200 ft pier under a Thatched roof! Special drink nights to appeal to your taste     Faxing, Copies, Passport Photos, Publishing, Laminating, Stationery. Tel/
buds! Closed on Tuesdays. Tel: 520.8022 or email:             Fax: 523-3205, Email:
The Placencia Hotel: Three restaurants and three bars to better serve               Singing Sands Inn offer wireless internet access, faxing, copies and CD
you. Margarita Monday with at least 10 different margaritas to tempt your           burning. Tel: 520.8022 or email:
taste buds!! Poolside open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Pier Head bar 10 a.m. to 10
p.m. Main Bars 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Drinks menu, 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. happy hour           Photography
on local rum mixes at Pier Head Bar, Ice Cold Belikins and a variety of             Muzamanzie Photographs – contact us for wedding photographs,
Blended Mixes. Credit cards accepted. Phone 520-4110 for reservation for            portraits, web & brochure photographs. Tel# 523-3563 or 603-5143 email:
pick up of groups 4 or more.                                              
Tipsy Tuna Sports Bar - Placencia's best night spot located on the
beach! Offering pool tables, foosball and big screen TV. Karaoke every
                                                                                    Real Estate
Thursday & pay per view sporting events available. Open Sunday &                    Ocean Motion Real Estate - Specialized in the sale & listing of
Wednesday 7 p.m. - 12 a.m. and Thursday - Saturday, 7 p.m. - 2 a.m. Now             properties. Beach Front, Lagoon Front, Commercial & Residential Lots,
accepting credit cards.                                                             Resorts, Cayes, & House w/ Lots. Ph: 523-3162 or 523-3363, Cell: 602-2152

Coffee Shops
                                                                                    or 660-2863.           Email: or
Singing Sands Inn in Maya Beach offers espresso , latte, cappuccino all             The Placencia Hotel : Beachfront & Beach view condominiums, Lagoon
day long. Closed on Tuesdays. Tel: 520.8022 or           and Canal Front lots and homes with private boat docks in our planned, gated
                                                                                    community, offering full service and amenities. Full on site management and
Gift Shops & Art Galleries                                                          rental through The Placencia Hotel for all of our property options. Please call
                                                                                    5204110 or 610-3600 or email to meet with our
Green Parrot Gift Shop: The in-place to shop on the peninsula.
                                                                                    agents and view our piece of paradise! Website:
Featuring a wide variety of Belizean, Guatemalan, & Central American crafts.
Lola Arts: In Seine Bight Village open from 8am-9pm. Phone 601-1913                 The Villas at Cocoplum will certainly be the premier Condominium
                                                                                    residence in Belize. We offer you an exceptional high-quality home with
Placencia Bazaar Gift Shop - simply the best! Original pottery,                     nonstandard features in a low-density, environmentally friendly setting. The
jewelry, arts and crafts...everything from souvenir spoons to Bazaar Art.           West Indies-inspired architecture will provide a home that is not only open,
Maya Island Air Agent. Located on the main street, next door to Scotia Bank.        comfortable & tropical, but also in tune with the relaxed environment
Summer hours: Open (most!!) every day 9am-1pm and again from 4pm-7pm                Placencia is famous for. Please visit our on-site sales office just south of
and by appointment! Tel 523 4309.                                                   Maya beach where the road is paved. M-F 9-5. Office # 523-3263. Cell 610-
Robert’s Grove Boutique: Local arts and crafts, jewelry and fashion.                0294. Email: www.theVillasatCocoplum.
Tel: 523-3565.                                                                      com.
Singing Sands Inn in Maya Beach offers arts and crafts and souvenirs                Airlines
from local artists. Tel: 520.8022 or email:
Spectarte Gallery at Maya Beach a visit that will excite and delight with           Maya Island Air, the safer alternative to air travel in Belize, announces its
                                                                                    new San Pedro Sula, Honduras route. Questions?? Call 523-4072. Maya
a cornucopia of unique furnishings and works of art. 10 am - 4 pm or by
                                                                                    Island Air...because we do more!!
appointment 523 8019 next to Bayshore Limited Real Estate
Sunova Beach Gift Shop - Located on the sidewalk in Placencia Village               Tropic Air: The Airline of Belize. Over 180 daily scheduled flights
                                                                                    throughout Belize. Charters to remote and exotic places. For reservations call
near the Tipsy Tuna. Offering a wide variety of t-shirts, Belizean souvenirs,
beachwear, jewelry, Tipsy Tuna & Belikin souvenirs and much more! Take
advantage of 10% Tuesdays where you get 10% off most items every                    Vehicle Maintenance
Tuesday! Open Monday - Saturday 8:30am - noon, 1-6pm. Tel: 523-4060                 Barefoot Services-The only professional service shop on the peninsula.
TOUR PROVIDERS                                                                      Located just north of the airstrip. Tire depot, vehicle lift, mechanical tire
                                                                                    changer, tune ups, oil & filter change. We service diesel & gas engines, &
Ocean Motion Guide Service - Snorkel, Manatee Watch, Fishing,                       golf carts. We have parts, oils & lubes. We sell golf carts, ATVs, bikes,
Monkey River, Jaguar Preserve, & Mayan Ruins. Ph: 523-3363 or 523- 3162             SUVs, and marine & fishing supplies. Phone: 523-3437 Email:
The Placencia Hotel: tour operators specializing in snorkeling tours,               Rentals - ( Golf Carts, Auto, Bicycles)
inland excursions, Monkey River, fishing, Scuba Diving, Island to Island            Barefoot Rentals– The only reliable rental service in Placencia. We rent
Kayaking, Maya Ruins, Cave Tubing or Fly fishing . We do special charters           SUV's with A/C and maps. We also rent 4 and 6 seater golf carts. Explore on
as well. We offer all new equipment, local guides and quality service. Call         you own and Create your Adventure or if you prefer out Charter Service can
520-4110 for booking. Fax: 520-4112, Email:                   take you there. Amex, MC & visa credit card accepted. Phone: 523-3438,
Website:                                                       Cell: 610-3214, email:, website.
Robert’s Grove Dive Center Member PADI Int’l Resort Assn, offers          
daily Scuba diving and snorkeling trips to the reef and cayes with licensed         Singing Sands Inn offer reliable bicycle rental service and see through,
insured PADI dive masters and guides on the inn’s new 48 foot Pro Dive              clear bottom kayak in Maya Beach by the hour, half day, full day or weekly.
Boat. The Fishing Center features on-property licensed guides for fishing           Competitive rates. Tel: 520.8022 or email:
charters -- bone-fishing, fly fishing and trolling. The Inn also operates
Horseback Riding and Buggy Tours, its own Eco Tours to Monkey River,                Shipping Service
Jaguar Reserve and Maya Ruins. For Diving, Snorkeling or Fishing at        Your buying and shipping service form USA to
Seahorse Dive Shop: Offers SCUBA Certification, snorkeling, fishing,                Big Creek Port or by air contact: or Pole at 606-1501
river trips & charters. Call Brian Young (office) 523-3166; (home) 523-3356;
Email:; Website:
                                                                                    Spa, Massage & Physical Therapy
Singing Sands Inn offers right from their dock scuba diving and                     The Placencia Hotel: Our third floor lookout is the perfect spot to have
snorkeling trips to the reef or snorkel right in front of our beautiful reef just   your massage done!! We offer Swedish and Shiatzu Massage, facials,
feet away! Kayak expedition is also available. Inland excursions, Monkey            manicures & pedicure. Our treatments can be tailor made to suit any request.
River tour, inshore and offshore fishing, Mayan ruins and much more. Tel:           For reservation call 520-4110.
520.8022 or email:                                            Sea Spa at Robert’s Grove What better place to relax, repair,
                                                                                    rejuvenate -- body and soul - than on the white sand beach of the Placencia
SERVICES                                                                            Peninsula. At the heart of this seaside setting is Robert's Grove SEA SPA, the
                                                                                    inn's full-service spa. The Sea Spa's oceanfront location is ideal for
Chocolatier                                                                         succumbing to the sea's healing power. Treatment rooms are inside thatch
Goss Chocolate made & sold exclusively in Belize. Made with 100%                    roofed beach cabanas. Treatments -- including massages, facials, body wraps,
organically grown Belizean cacao, 100% Belizean cane sugar, dash vanilla            manicures and pedicures -- are adapted to your specific needs and
bean. Now sold in fine stores, hotels, & restaurants on the Peninsula.              administered by professionals. For reservations call 523-3565
Wholesale only ph 523-3544, fax 523-3543.                     Siripohn’s Thai Massage: Therapist from Thailand - Thai Massage,
                                                                                                        The Placencia Breeze – January 2010- Page 26

                        Placencia Peninsula Liquor License Notices Posted in January
Liquor License - Notice is hereby given that WILLIAM                            Liquor License - Notice is hereby given that WO
HARDING . is applying for a Malt & Cider Liquor                                 SHENG WU is applying for a Restuarant Liquor License
License for the year 2010, to be operated at ON DA                              for the year 2010 to be operated at BLUE SKY
BEACH CAMPING Placencia, and Stann Creek District,                              RESTAURANT , Placencia, Stann Creek District under
under the Intoxicating Liquor Licensing Ordinance Revised                       the Intoxicating Liquor Licensing Ordinance Revised
Edition 1980.                                                                   Edition 1980.
Liquor License - Notice is hereby given that ERNERST                            Liquor License - Notice is hereby given that LI QIAN
SWISHER is applying for a Publican Special Liquor                               ZHANG is applying for a Restaurant Liquor License for
License for the year 2010, to be operated at PURPLE                             the year 2010, to be operated at TIM’S RESTAURANT,
SPACE MONKEY, Placencia, Stann Creek District under                             Placencia, and Stann Creek District, under the Intoxicating
the Intoxicating Liquor Licensing Ordinance Revised                             Liquor Licensing Ordinance Revised Edition 1980.
Edition 1980 .                                                                  Liquor License - Notice is hereby given that LONG
Liquor License - Notice is hereby given that IAN                                CHAO LI is applying for a Shop Liquor License for the
McFIELD is applying for a Restuarant Liquor License for                         year 2010, to be operated at EVERYDAY SUPER
the year 2010 to be operated at LARY BEYA RESORT,                               MARKET, Placencia, Stann Creek District under the
Placencia, Stann Creek District under the Intoxicating                          Intoxicating Liquor Licensing Ordinance Revised Edition
Liquor Licensing Ordinance Revised Edition 1980.                                1980

                                          Placencia Area Line Advertising Cont.
Essential Oil, Swedish, Jet Lag, Back & Shoulders, Foot Massage, Body
Treatments, & Facial Treatments. Open 10 am to 7 pm. Call 620-8718 or               Thank you for choosing Placencia!
600-0375, email: - Kob Khun Ka
Wedding Planning
The Placencia Hotel: Our 90 rooms can easily accommodate your
weddings quest, family and friends. The Placencia Hotel boasts the largest
selection of on-site wedding and reception locations. You can choose from
our spacious pool deck, extensive beach, scenic and spacious pier deck or
thatched pier restaurants, dramatic and spacious third floor viewing deck or
adjacent beachfront chapel, whichever is the perfect choice for you. We also
offer our own on site full service Wedding Planner/Special Event Coordinator
Tara Westby– Hotel Coordinator Please call: 520-4110, Fax: 520-4112 or
email; or Website:
Robert's Grove offers complete wedding planning and packages -- both at
the resort and its private Caye. For further information contact 523-3565; or
visit; Email
Singing Sands Inn can easily plan your entire weeding in our exclusive
beautiful boutique Inn. Tel: 520.8022 or email:
CHURCHES                                                                               RAFFLE * RAFFLE * RAFFLE * RAFFLE
                                                                                           The ROTARY CLUB of Placencia is offering an
St. John’s Memorial - Placencia Anglican (Episcopal)                                         all-exclusive package for two persons to the
Church: Sunday services at 8:00 a.m. .                                                                Caribbean jewel of Belize.
Ministries of the Son of God Church - Seine Bight Village
Sunday morning service 9 am, Sunday evening 6 pm. Saturday morning                                     TICKETS ARE US$50
children’s bible study 9 am. Reverend Don Palmer. Phone 523-3301 or email                                 (only 1,000 will be sold).                                                                   For more information on this fantastic trip or to buy tickets,
Plantation Chapel (Calvary Chapel of the Placencia Peninsula):                  please visit our website Please
Sunday Service 10:00 a.m. Non-denominational church. Call Pastor Jim                              tell your friends and families.
Mensie for more information: 523-3362
Seventh Day Adventists: Services Fridays at sunset; Saturdays 9:00
a.m. Lay ministers. U. Torres - Tel# 503 2270
Seine Bight Catholic Church: Services Sundays 8:00 a.m. Seine Bight
Village. Lay ministers. Catholic (lay) - Mrs Dora. Williams Tel# 523 3527 or
523 3564
Worship Center: Bible Study – Wednesday 7:00 p.m. – until. Services:
Sunday 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Sunday School: 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Non
Denominational - Pst. Moore - Tel# 523 3333
Placencia Village Council - 523 3396 Placencia Water Board - 523 4036
Seine Bight Village Council - 523 3660 Seine Bight Water Board - 523
Hokey Pokey: Departs Independence/Mango for Placencia MNM Dock
6:30a.m., 7:30a.m., 8a.m., 11:00 am, 12:00 pm, 2:30p.m, & 4:30p.m. And
returns from Placencia MNM Dock to Independence/Mango Creek 6:45a.m,
10a.m., 12:30pm, 2:30 pm, 4p.m, & 5p.m, 6pm (except on Sundays). For
more information please call 523-2376.
De Express: Departs Placencia Shell Dock- 9:30 a.m. Arrives Big Creek 10
a.m. Departs - 11:00 am. Arrives Puerto Cortez, Honduras, 2 pm. at Laguna.
Return trip – Monday: Departs Puerto Cortez, Honduras 10 am. Arrives Big
Creek 12 noon. Departs - 1:30 p.m. Arrives Placencia 2 pm. Tel: 523-4045.
Tickets available at the Placencia Tourism Center.
                                                                                                       The Placencia Breeze – January 2010- Page 27

   Ritchie’s Bus Line As of August 2009                                         Radiance Ritchie’s Shuttle Schedule
                                                                                       Placencia to The Plantation Area
Placencia to Dangriga                Dangriga to Placencia
Mon to Sat -                         Mon to Sat -
                                                                                        5:50 AM, 11:15 AM & 4:30 PM
6:30 am, 7 am, & 1:00 pm             11 am, 2 pm & 4:40 pm
Sun                                  Sun
7 am & 1 pm                          2 pm & 4:40 pm                                       Plantation Area to Placencia
                                                                                         7:00 AM, 11:50AM & 5:20PM

National Transport Schedule
                  As of November 2008                                               IN CASE OF FIRE
Leaving Belize City to Benque Veijo
             - every half an hour to the hour from 5:00am to 12:00 pm           VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT
Leaving Benque Viejo to Belize City
            - every half an hour to the hour from 1:00pm to 6:00 pm
                                                                                EMERGENCY PHONE NUMBERS
Leaving Belize City to Chetumal
6:00am (premier)                      Leaving Chetumal to Belize
                                                                            •   POLICE PLACENCIA: 503-3142
6:45am (express)
                                     City 10:45am (premier)
                                     1:45pm (premier)
                                                                            •   SEINE BIGHT POLICE: 503-3148
9:00am (premier)
                                     3:00pm (express)
                                                                            •   KATHY ANGLIN: 626-0667
11:00am (premier)
                                     4:45pm (premier)
                                                                            •   DAVE VERNON: 523-3207
P.S. Premier are the AC ex-
                                                                            •   STEVE WADE: 503-3069
press buses and express are regular express buses.                          •   SONNY VERNON: 523-4309
 NTSL does not have any south runs do to the zoning changes! Any further
questions kindly contact NTSL at email:                      For Placencia Village &
                                                                                                 Seine Bight Only
 The Answers for Brainteasers -                               from pg 21

1. Mt. Everest was still the highest mountain even before it was
2. The peahen lays eggs, both are peafowl.                                       Placencia Police Officers
3. Johnny!                                                                           Sgt #114 Norman Benuche - 624-9965
4. The catcher and umpire.
5. Dinosaurs laid eggs long before there were chickens!
                                                                                       Sgt #1 Enrique Aldana - 623-9252
                                                                                     PC #666 Brenford Middleton - 660-2873
               Placencia Breeze January 2010                                            PC #281 Shawn Moore - 620-7159
               English & Creole Word Search                                           PC #156 Sydney Augustine - 626-5096
                                                                                        PC #730 Macario Choc - 627-6167
                                                                                        PC #785 Elton Palacio - 669-5482
                                                                                         PC #357 Curtis Card - 669-9504
                                                                                         PC #752 Andy Choco - 624-7533
                                                                                     PC #1109 Godwin Augustine - 665-2972
                                                                                     WPC #1218 Shereen Vasquez - 660-2667
                                                                                        PC #404 Eyon Valerio - 602-7474
                                                                                     PC #1189 Daren Ogaldez - 666-1509
                                                                                        SC Claude Augustine - 624-5345
                                                                                          SC Jose Sanchez - 667-4388
                                                                                          WSC Alva Leslie - 626-0807

                                                                           Belize Emergency Response Team 223-3292
                                                                           Placencia Medical Center: 523-3326 Located Behind the school,
                                                                           Placencia Village. Opening hours are Monday thru Friday 8:30 am to 12:00
                                                                           noon - 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm. after these hours Dr. Alexis Caballero will see
                                                                           only extreme Emergencies such as Heart Attack, Stroke, Asthma Attack,
                                                                           Accident, and Severe Allergy Reaction. Note: Weekdays after 5:00 pm and
                                                                           weekends Dr. Alexis work by appointments only. (Private). Dr. Alexis
                                                                           Caballero- Monday/Friday– 8:30 a.m. to noon and 1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m
                                                                           Seine Bight Medical Center: 523-3328
                                                                           Independence Medical Center: 523-2167
concrete          desire              husband          thousand
kaankrete         dizaya              hozban           touzn                       Placencia Police Station: 503-3142
conch             deodorant           myself           weather                     Seine Bight Police Station: 503-3148
konks             aamstik             miself           weda                        Independence Police Station: 523-2022
daughter          eclipse             scorpion
daata             iklips              skaapian                             FIRE EMERGENCIES - 523-3207 or 523-4309
                                                                                                The Placencia Breeze – January 2010- Page 28

                         WHY?                                          SMALL BUSINESSES: ADVERTISE HERE IN THE
  •Placencia Chapter of the Belize Tourism Industry Associa-
  tion (BTIA) is initiating a new Buy Local initiative. It rein-                                                  HOUSE FOR RENT
  forces the message that we are a strong community with all                                                Brand new 2 BR, fully furnished
  of the goods and services members and guests alike might                                                 Located on the lagoon, near football
  need to access.                                                                                           field. Fully fenced Yard, pets ok
                                                                                                                US$600/mo, incl. utilities
  •It supports our local economy and communicates that the                                                  Email for info.
  Placencia BTIA members and the community we live in are
  very glad they can provide their products and services to an
  appreciative audience.
      • It makes our villages self-sustaining and gives us all a
  sense of pride in that we can supply top quality product cre-
  ated or grown in or near our home base.
      • The goal of the program is to highlight local companies,
      who combine great service with competitive pricing.
      Supporting local business is critically important to Placen-
  cia and our surrounding areas.
      • Locally-based businesses not only create much greater
      economic impact than non-local businesses but also con-
  tribute more per employee to local charitable efforts in both
  dollars and time commitment, and contribute much more to
  our unique sense of place

     • Look for the “BUY NEARBY PLACENCIA” sign to
     spot who is a participating in this initiative and chose
     to give them your valued business!
     • Advertise in the Placencia Breeze special section with
     a 2” x 1” ad for just $15 monthly. We will help you format
     your small space ad to make it as effective as possible.

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               Monthly                  Monthly                      Quarterly              Quarterly
Full Page      $395.00                  $297.00                      $1125.75               $810.00
1/2 Page       $238.00                  $178.00                      $678.50                $486.00
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               **** Special rates available for annual advertising, front & back page advertising & centerfold advertising.
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