Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Learn the cuisine and Caribbean cooking techniques in Belize

Lincoln Land Community College from Springfield, Illinois, USA, invites community members to travel to Belize in April to learn the cuisine and cooking techniques of the Caribbean. The trip, called “Taste the Adventure of Caribbean Cuisine,” will take place April 22-28 and will be led by Dave Cox, LLCC associate professor of biology and director of the Belize International Education Program. Participants will have the opportunity for hands-on culinary instruction by the head chef of Jaguar Reef Lodge and Spa. Beyond learning how to prepare native recipes of Caribbean cultures, participants can snorkel in the barrier reef, visit the southern Mayan ruins, tour Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary and choose from a variety of other activities.

For more information, go to (click on Caribbean Cuisine), or contact Cox at or 786-4909. The trip is limited to 14 people.

La Factoria and Josseph to shine next weekend

Directly from Panama, the Dancehall Duo, La Factoria will be on the island entertaining fans on December 19th. The spectacular show has already been booked and the headliners are eager to visit La Isla Bonita. Having topped the charts worldwide, it is expected that their performance will be one to remember. A Sundancer and King of Kings production, the La Factoria concert will also include the fabulous entertainment of San Pedro’s very own Rock in Peace, as well as the voice of Nestor Rivero of DNA popularity. Belting out his new single “Largate”, Josseph from Panama will open the stage for La Factoria. Already fans have begun the buzz and the Reggae artist is excited for his visit.
Ticket sales for the show have been going well and prices are as follows: Children - $20 (advance) $30 (at the door); Adults - $50 (advance) $60 (at the door). Tickets are available Sundancer, Reef Radio and Stadium Sports Bar. La Factoría is a Panamanian Dancehall duo. As of 2008, they are formed by Demphra (Marlene Romero) and Joycee (Johanna Gisel Mendoza Romero). They have been recognized for their fusion of reggae, R&B, house, and hip-hop. They have done tours in both North and South America and in Europe, and songs such as Todavía and No Lastimes Más which have topped the charts worldwide. Their hits include: Todavía (Still), Hombre Ajeno (Taken Man), No Lastimes Más (No More Tears), Déjame Vivir (Let me live) together with Mach and Daddy, and Perdóname (Forgive Me), with Eddy Lover.
Check out their video for Perdoname:

Josseph with his new single "Largate":

Dancing Toucan's Monday Trivia Night

Think on your feet and test your wit, Dancing Toucan invites you for their Trivia Night which is held every Monday deep inside Coconuts Hotel. From culture, to music, to history, to news items, Trivia will test how much you know about everything. This past Monday, Caye Caulker joined in on the fun battling the best of San Pedro. Between fantastic drinks served, laughter galore, bar tabs are won and trivia supremacy is gained.

Under the management of Nicole Warren and TV Tom, the Dancing Toucan not only provides you with the best cocktail or your most favorite drink but also has a weeklong flurry of activity. On Tuesday and Thursday, join your Toucan friends and join the Texas Hold ‘em Poker Tournament while Wednesday you can join Louie as you dance along to Old Time Rock n’ Roll. Toucan’s parties continue on Fridays with Karaoke – come belt out our tunes, doesn’t matter how out of tune you are. The Toucans will still love you. On Saturdays, Poker continues at 2:00 p.m. and between the hours of 7 – 11:00 p.m. Mista Meaner joins you to rock it out! Sundays bring the family out for the best BBQ and join in the pool fun. Swim as you eat and drink the afternoon away. Enjoy the rays at the Dancing Toucan.