You know all di words to “Ding ding walla walla “. You tink ‘brukdown’ is an artform. You tink ‘riceanbeanschickenansalad’ dah wan word. Dalla chickin da your idea of a nite out to eat. You mi wah grow up fu be like Seferino Coleman. “Lauren Da Maanin’” was you favorite t.v. show. Multicolored long sleeve shirts with an unmatching red green and yellow belt was what made you “G-Q”. Happy Cow was yu favorite cheese. You couldn’t wait fu tomarrow maanin fu call Brian pa “Communication line” so yu coulda tell ah bout yu neybah daag weh baak all ah […]
You gathered in the streets to play hide, police and teef or tell ghost story at nights during a “blackout”. You cheered and applauded when the lights came back on after a “blackout”. You went on a school trip to Altun Ha, Port Authority or Sugar Factory. You woke up at four in the morning to go shopping in Chetumal or Melchor. You walked from your house to Pound Yard Bridge four in the morning to ketch that Batty’s Bus to go to Chetumal or Melchor. You were chased by Ramsey because you tried to hop on his ‘mule & […]
A Belizean minister dies after a prolonged illness. His soul arrives in heaven and is met by St. Peter at the entrance. “Welcome to Heaven,” says St. Peter. “Before you settle in, it seems there is a problem. We seldom see politicians around these parts, you see, so we’re not sure what to do with you.” “No problem, just let me in,” says the minister.
The Prime Minister of Belize meets with the Queen of England a couple of years back. He asks her, “Your Majesty, how do you run such an efficient government? Are there any tips you can give to me?“ “Well,” says the Queen, “the most important thing is to surround yourself with intelligent people.“ The PM frowns, and then asked, “But how do I know the people around me are really intelligent?“ The Queen takes a sip of tea. “Oh, that’s easy; you just ask them to answer an intelligent riddle.“ She pushes a button on her intercom. “Please send Tony […]
This is a story about four people named Everybody, Somebody, Anybody and Nobody. There was an important job to be done and Everybody was sure that Somebody would do it. Anybody could have done it, but Nobody did it. Somebody got upset about that, because it was Everybody’s job. Everybody thought Anybody could do it, but Nobody realized that Everybody wouldn’t do it. It ended up that Everybody blamed Somebody when Nobody did what Anybody could have.