Chronicles of San Pedro

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CHRONICLES  by Maestro Angel Nunez - Every job has its due share of struggles and joyful rewarding moments. The store owner, food vendor, the garbage collector, the architect and the mechanic, even the doctor and the politician all have their glorious moments to celebrate and their struggles and lamentable moments. Today I want to take you through a memorable period in San Pedro to honor the early fishermen who set the pace for the development of this "Our Isla Bonita". 

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By MAESTRO Angel Nuñez - His name is Wilfrido Nuñez but everyone got to call him Fido. He is perhaps the most mentioned name in San Pedro and even after his death, his name is mentioned daily by hundreds of locals and tourists when they say, "I'll meet you at Fido's".

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The story behind the stories of people, events and turning points - by Maestro Angel Nunez The Blake Family is synonymous with the owners of the entire island of Ambergris Caye and therefore San Pedro. So here goes this chronicle to honor this great family thanks to whom we  all here today.  The Blakes left their marks in San Pedro and footprints in the lives of San Pedranos.

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The stories behind the stories of people, events, and milestones - by Maestro Angel Nuñez In Belize City they were described as men with their opened up shirts and rolled up pants; but that was only in appearance. Their lives were notably different. The early fishermen between 1930 to 1950 were equipped with three pieces of equipment - hand lines and hooks, cast nets and seine nets.

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Yes, we are aware that we have published a story presenting the first industry that the island folks engaged in, but that was a job done outside of the island and carried out in northern Belize and southern Mexico in the states of Quintana Roo and Yucatan. Today we are presenting the very first industry that the San Pedranos were engaged right on the island of Ambergris Caye. 

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Before you begin reading, pause a moment and make wild guess. What was the first industry that that the early settlers and founders of San Pedro were engaged in? I will take you back to 1890 or about 130 years ago. At that time the villagers were living with the corn which they planted and the fish which they caught near the shores. Lots of corn tortillas and plenty of fish was an excellent supply of carbs and protein and by no means can we consider this underprivileged.

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CHRONICLES  OF SAN PEDRO  by Maestro Angel NunezA document of people, events and turning points of San Pedro Ambergris Caye THE FOUNDING  OF SAN PEDRO