Ambergris Caye Directory

25 Years Ago articles by Mr. Angel Nuñez.
Recycling for Necessity

Recycling for Necessity

Icon February 8, 2017 - 09:53
Volume: 
704

Today recycling is being encouraged for the good of the environment. But many years ago in San Pedro there was a lot of recycling, except that it was not done for the environment but because of need. Salaries and wages  were small and in many instances articles were non-existent, thus the need to make do with what was available. Hold on; here we go! Read more »

Lobster Fishing in Belize during the cold months of november and december

Lobster Fishing During Fat and Cold Novembers

Icon November 7, 2016 - 17:38
Volume: 
703

I was at church this past Sunday and glanced outside at the almost mirror-like Caribbean Sea and the reef which pictured a scene of peace and tranquility. My mind went back to the 1950's when my dad used to request us help in his fishing activities. Read more »

I Bet You Did Not Know This About Conch

I Bet You Did Not Know This About Conch

Icon October 11, 2016 - 19:22
Volume: 
702

CONCH IN ABUNDANCE  The only thing the San Pedranos and visitors of today know about conch is conch ceviche. However, here are several things you should know that only the older San Pedranos know. Read more »

Antique Typewriters and Irons Were Once Modern Commodities

Antique Typewriters and Irons Were Once Modern Commodities

Icon September 12, 2016 - 14:27
Volume: 
701

You know you are an  Old Time San Pedro High Schooler if you remember learning to type with one of those huge and heavy manual typewriters. They had hundreds of moving parts, wheels, screws, springs, levers, reels of inked ribbons, nuts and bolts all designed to move the metal arms with the letters, numbers ,and symbols. Read more »

25 Years Ago Celebrates 25 Years of Storytelling

25 Years Ago Celebrates 25 Years of Storytelling & History

Icon August 1, 2016 - 19:29
Volume: 
700

This exciting journalistic adventure commenced in September of 1991 an idea of Bruce and  Victoria Collins of the San Pedro Sun and, Yours Truly, Angel Nunez, who had recently moved to live in San Pablo to become the third resident of the community. Read more »

Is Coconut Water Still Free?

Is Coconut Water Still Free on Ambergris Caye?

Icon July 4, 2016 - 09:44
Volume: 
699

In the good old days of San Pedro, everyone could drink coconut water without paying one cent. Let us look at the facts of these situations. It used to be the practice that we could pull coconuts  all along the coast of Ambergris Caye within the 66 feet of public public domain. Read more »

Respecting the Police Officer’s Wife

Respecting the Police Officer’s Wife

Icon May 31, 2016 - 10:25
Volume: 
698

In the good old days of the beautiful village of San Pedro, on Ambergris Caye, the policeman's wife was called "La Poliza". Also in those god old days, uncles could lash their nephews; and thirdly, before going to school children had several chores to do at home, namely filling up the water containers with well water. Read more »

The Pride of Being the Teacher's Favorite

The Pride of Being the Teacher's Favorite

Icon April 25, 2016 - 00:00
Volume: 
697

Back in the good old days, the teacher's favorite used to have some privileges. Today favoritism in schools is seen as something wrong, but you take a good look at this story and give me your comments.  Read more »

Raising Pigs In San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize

Raising Pigs in San Pedro

Icon April 11, 2016 - 17:35
Volume: 
696

It used to be that every household in San Pedro used to raise pigs in their backyards. Why was this so? Read more »

Singing and Feeding Program at Elementary School

Singing and Feeding Program at Elementary School

Icon March 28, 2016 - 12:10
Volume: 
695

In the good old days of our beautiful little fishing village of San Pedro there was a school class period (or ‘subject’) called "singing". Also in the GOOD OLE DAYS, and I mean in the really good old days, there was a feeding program in our elementary school.  Here is how it went.

Singing in Class Read more »

The Good Old Days When One Police Officer was Enough

The Good Old Days When One Police Officer was Enough

Icon March 22, 2016 - 15:27
Volume: 
694

Everybody likes to talk about the good old days; and why not if the subject brings pleasant memories. Even young people just recently out of school like to talk about their great days in school. Read more »

Roman Catholic Church, Village, Ice Shortage, Ambergris Caye

The Good Old Days...Catholicism and Ice Commodity

Icon February 16, 2016 - 18:29
Volume: 
693

* Back in the GOOD OLD DAYS life was very simple in San Pedro. In those days the small population of San Pedro was 95% Catholic
* Back then ice was something very special – scarce, but special.
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The Good Old Days…Fist Fight and Politics

The Good Old Days…Fist Fight and Politics

Icon February 2, 2016 - 23:06
Volume: 
692

Back in the GOOD OLD DAYS a dispute or a fight ended in a fist fight or "putazos" as they used to call it. In our great days back then politics was in the back burner and something seldom talked about. I love the good old days because it made me who I am.   Read more »

Good Old Days…Children Growing Up in Fishing Village

Good Old Days…Children Growing Up in Fishing Village

Icon January 27, 2016 - 16:53
Volume: 
691

Back in the GOOD OLD DAYS you did not see children walking about the streets during school hours; you found all the children in school doing school work. Back in the GOOD OLD DAYS  when we asked for five cents from our parents it was enough money for a gala time. I love the good old days because they made me who I am. Read more »

Doing Homework by Candlelight, playing Games, listening to partents

The Good Old Days...When Children Listened to Their Parents

Icon January 13, 2016 - 18:49
Volume: 
690

Back in the GOOD OLD DAYS we came home from school and did our homework, no game playing. We took off our school clothes and did our homework. We did not go outside and play in them. We did not sit down to listen to grownups talk. We left the room until the company had left. We ate what was cooked or got nothing. When we were told to do something we did so. Read more »

Dutch Cheese and Tin Can Childrens Toys growing up

Remembering When WE USED TO… in San Pedro Village No. 10

Icon January 6, 2016 - 15:22
Volume: 
689

There are so many things that USED TO  be different in the village of San Pedro back in the 1950’s and 60’s especially revolving around the dining table and when we remember them we even become nostalgic. Oh how do we wish we could go back in time to re-live those wonderful village experiences! This is how I recall the following. Read more »

The Coming Of Radio in Belize

The Coming of Radio in Belize

Icon December 29, 2015 - 10:08
Volume: 
686

Long before the coming of television to Belize we had the radio. There was one national radio all the way back into the 1950's and it was the B H B C, the British Honduras Broadcasting Corporation of Belize. As you might already know, British Honduras was the name of our country because it was a British Colony.  Read more »

Remembering When WE USED TO… in San Pedro Village No. 9

Remembering When WE USED TO… in San Pedro Village No. 9

Icon December 14, 2015 - 18:42
Volume: 
685

By Angel Nuñez Read more »

Remembering When WE USED TO… in San Pedro Village No. 8

Remembering When WE USED TO… in San Pedro Village No. 8

Icon November 30, 2015 - 18:47
Volume: 
684

By Angel Nuñez

There are so many things that USED TO  be different in the village of San Pedro back in the 1950’s and 60’s and when we remember them we even become nostalgic. Oh how do we wish we could go back in time to re-live those wonderful experiences! This is how I recall the following.   Read more »

Remembering When WE USED TO… in San Pedro Village No. 7

Remembering When WE USED TO… in San Pedro Village No. 7

Icon November 23, 2015 - 00:00
Volume: 
683

By Angel Nuñez

It is always fun to reminisce the past about the fun things we USED TO do in San Pedro. Many of the things we used to do were so different from how or what we do today.  One of the things that always amazes me is the very simplistic way of doing things.   Read more »

Was The San Pedro R C School Haunted?

Was The San Pedro R C School Haunted?

Icon November 16, 2015 - 18:56
Volume: 
682

By Angel Nuñez

Was San Pedro R.C. Elementary School a ghost house? NEVA! This what I say today but not when I was a kid in the tiny village of San Pedro with a population of some four hundred and a school enrolment of eighty.  Read on and find out. Read more »

Remembering When WE USED TO… in San Pedro Village No. 6

Remembering When WE USED TO… in San Pedro Village No. 6

Icon November 2, 2015 - 00:00
Volume: 
681

By Angel Nuñez Read more »

Chicago Cubs, San Pedro's Home Team

Chicago Cubs, San Pedro's Home Team

Icon October 26, 2015 - 18:49
Volume: 
680

By Angel Nuñez Read more »

Remembering When WE USED TO… in San Pedro Village No. 2

Remembering When WE USED TO… in San Pedro Village No. 5

Icon October 12, 2015 - 00:00
Volume: 
679

By Angel Nuñez Read more »

The Filming of Mosquito Coast in San Pedro, Ambergris Caye

The Filming of Mosquito Coast in San Pedro, Ambergris Caye

Icon October 5, 2015 - 10:04
Volume: 
678

By Angel Nuñez

Twenty five years something really exciting happened in San Pedro.  It was the Mosquito Coast.  Today people talk about Mosquito Coast though knowing very little about it.  Well, see if you can discover exactly what it is.   Read more »