Land of the FREE by the Carib SEA.
"No Tyrants here linger. Despots must flee this tranquil Haven of Democracy..."
"Drive Back the Tyrants."
Tell dem! Tell dem! Nu fraid...fu Tell dem!!!
"Tell Guatemala fu leave MY Belize Alone!!!
Tell them...Tell them!!!!
Tell the OPPRESSORS leave MY country Alone
We are Independent and we must be on we Own.
I hope the "Generals" do not have no plan
To INVADE we like how they INVADE...Falkland
The British Soldiers is we Friend.
And we will FIGHT...yes...we will FIGHT...'til the BLOODY bitter end.
Tell them...Tell them!!!!"
For The Record: I, Beverly, was raised up 14 miles
from the Guatemala/Belize border.
Yes ma'am...me da Cayo Gyal.
Long before the majority a unu even heard the word: "CAYO."
When I was a child...every minute I hear:
"Guatemala di come, Guatemala di come."
Sometimes I used to run underneath the bed and hide all day.
Cho...me TIRED a dat now.
E betta we FIGHT and draw BLOOD. Me nu K..nu mo!
Need I say more?
The Mighty Lord Laro
When I was growing up in Belize...we owned 2 houses.
One in the Cayo District and one in Belmopan.
I thoroughly ENJOYED moving back and forth...between houses.
Just thought I'd drop that lil' bit of info., out there...
for those of you who NEED to do a 'Background Check' on me.
You might also want to check-in with my immediate neighbors to find out...
just how much TROUBLE I gave them back then.
Always remember...Belmopan is the Nation's Capital.
Therefore, it is the seat of Power and Information.
So you might want to make "The Garden City"...your first stop.
'Cause I can assure you, they'll have allllllllll the info., you need.
You get my drift?
Over and Out!
Bev and Ken in San Ignacio Town, CAYO.
On our way to Guatemala...and boy did we have an AWESOME time!
San Ignacio Town, CAYO, Belize.
Watch out Guatemala...here we come!
We'll be crossing the border in the next 20 minutes.
Ok, we could cross the border in 10 minutes, but I have to stop off at the river first.
Bev is driving...burning rubber...and Ken is in the passenger's seat.
Proudly entering Middle School as a "Gifted and Talented"
Horizon Student = Advance + Advance Level.
Lloydia K. Price - Murillo
Okay...I GIVE UP!!!
Any chick that is working on her Ph.D., and have a husband, plus 2 little children.
And she's also teaching at the university. And then she goes home and cooks big meals [from scratch].
And can still maintain a High Grade Point Average...to the point of RECOGNITION.
Well, hell....What kinda a woman...is that?
Not to mention...that she just recently sat for her most important EXAM.
And withstood a 2 hour [non-stop grilling] by a panel of doctors.
And at the end of the day...she passed [on her first attempt] with flying colors?
I don't know what else to say! So I officially...GIVE UP!!!
Let the gods...have their way...and do as they please.
Who Is She?
>>She was born at: Cedars Sinai Medical Center
>>The first school she attended was:
Monlux Elementary in North Hollywood, California
>>No!...she is NOT wearing a WEAVE.
Every strand of hair is naturally...hers.
>>She is 100% "ROOTS" Belizean.
I'd like to discuss this young lady for a minute.
I'll start off by saying...that she has a 100 percent Belizean roots. And needless to say...I am extremely PROUD of that fact.
At the moment, she's diligently working on her doctoral dissertation at a well known university in the USA. However, upon completion of her studies, I am keeping my fingers crossed, that she will pack up [bag and baggage] and migrate to that 'Beautiful Jewel' of (hers) called Belize.
[Now, hold your horses! 'Cause I'm getting ready to get real DEEP with you. I'm cutting straight to the chase.]
You see, as a bystander...looking on on the recent events, and the state of affairs, and the carrying-on...that is presently taking place in the USA, or perhaps, North America...for that matter. I would NEVER advise any minority woman (particularly, one that I gave birth to) to even consider launching her career in such an environment. Good God! It would be almost as if though...she's offering herself up...as a Lamb to the Slaughter.
Bear with me here. While we scrutinize the facts:
Prior to her entering graduate school. She was back and forth with me to Belize. Assisting me in a business I had on the island. As was clearly understood at that time. My goal was to EXPAND that business, with her help...of course. As soon as she attained her Bachelor's degree...majoring in Business. But as the saying goes: While we're busy making plans. Life happens. And as we all know...there is absolutely nothing WRONG with that at all.
Now, let's fast forward to 2014. And I want you to put yourself in her position. For reasons yet unknown...the USA is clearly Melting Down. Whether it is artificial or by design...is yet to be revealed. But this fact is most certain: this is NOT the USA...that I used to know. Every where I turn...all I can hear...is a daily onslaught of the most gruesome NEGATIVITY that is NOT fit...for any human being to be exposed to. It's almost as if though... "they're" going out of their way...to dig up, and to drudge up, and to scrape up, and to pile on...a daily dose of the filthiest muck and mire...that any unfortunate soul residing in the USA...is forced to navigate their way through.
So while bearing all of this in mind. Please tell me...Why would a young woman, who originated from a laid-back country with a population that consist of approx., 300,000 people. A young woman who can vividly recall the FREEDOM she experienced...taking Sunday afternoon trips on her mother's boat...bearing the name: Princess Beverly. And no one ever showing up to tell them [Take that name off your boat. Because you are NO princess.] O, yes! this current doctoral student...who went to school as a child in said country. Can still remember skipping home everyday from school...enjoying her Coconut flavored IDEAL. While stopping to talk to her few little friends along the way. Why? O, tell me why? Would she subject herself...and aquiesce...to any sort of CUT-THROAT system or environment? A country where it's citizens pride them selves on going to bed at night and waking up in the moring...only to FIGHT: Racism, and Sexism, and Age-ism, and all the Schisms...known to man. Because whether you believe it or not...the Americans are now back-stabbing and undermining each other...for jobs at McDonald's and other Fast Food joints. Good God! Is this what the USA...have come to?
So, I said all that to say this: My final OFFER to her...still stand. And for the record: it was never taken off the table. At the time...my offer was: A Management Position and a Condo on the Island. But as should be expected...things have shifted up somewhat. And the responsibilities going forward...will be much, much larger. Because now...we're talking...Acres.
I remain always,
And other countless awards.
And just another ball gown...to purchase.
SUB UMBRA FLOREO
~ 10th & the 21st of September*~