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Dec 22, 2011

Xmas Big ups and Shout Outs from the Streets

The tradition of sending season greetings is an age old one and is still very much alive. With loved ones, near or far, as Belizeans, we find it important to send best wishes for the holidays. And with Christmas Day just a greeting away, News Five hit the streets today to help residents send their best wishes to their loved ones at home and abroad.

Resident #1

“Merry Christmas to mi daddy and mi step-mother, deh right een deh suh, name Keisha, mi pa, Timothy Card, mi families and mi family deh dah States and Paul, big ups to Paul.”

Resident # 2

“One name Ashanti, one name Marie, one name Calvin and I dah Marianne. I wah big up my daddy, my mommy and my granny. My mommy name Miss Ingrid and my Daddy name Mr. Jacobs.”

Andrea Polanco

“And you’re family is from where?”

Resident # 2

“Belize.”

Andrea Polanco

“And you wah wish them what?”

Resident # 2

“Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.”

Resident #3

“I just wah send blessings and Merry Christmas to the Rodriguez family and hope deh have a prosperous year.”

Andrea Polanco

“Okay, Rodriguez Family, where?”

Resident #3

“Here in Sand Hill and in Ladyville.”

Resident #4

“Rodney Jones Jr, my husband Rodney Jones Sr, and also my children dem, Rachel, Rose, Raylene and my daughter-in-law Joanna Milton and all my grandkids: Carlene, Rushene, Jayla and Carla.”

Andrea Polanco

“Awrite and they’re living where?”

Resident #4

“In Double-Head Cabbage.”

Resident #5

“Merry Christmas.”

Andrea Polanco

“To who?”

Resident #5

“My Daddy.”

Andrea Polanco

“Weh ih name?”

Resident #5

“Dennis Scott.”

Resident #6

“Hello, I’m hailing from beautiful Dangriga. I want to wish a Merry Christmas to my mother, Manuelita Rodriguez, my brother Emilio Rodriguez a.k.a ‘Dinero’, my sister, Olivia and all the crew from Sabal Street, big up unu self; and mi granny, Virgina Castillo at home.”

Resident # 7

“Merry Christmas to my families and my friends and especially to my three beautiful daughters at home right now. Merry Christmas, Chelsea, Kelsey and Kamira, hope that you guys have a good day and I am sure that I will have

it out here because right now I am spending all this money. Merry Christmas, babies.”

Andrea Polanco

“Awrite, so you’ll be spending Christmas with them?”

Resident # 7

“Yes, ma’m, yes ma’am.”

Resident #8

“My Mother, Edith Peters from Belize right here and Kamira Peters, Errol Peters and all the rest of family, Happy Christmas.”

Resident #9

“Merry Christmas to my dad from San Pedro, his name is Theodore.”

Andrea Polanco

“Okay, any friends that you want to wish a Merry Christmas and a Happy New

Year?”

Resident #9

“Umm, my cousins in Hopkins and my friends in San Pedro.”

Resident # 10

“Ms. Sandra Reid in Belize City and to my boyfriend and to my supervisor Treasure Moreya from Ladyville.”

Resident #11

“Ah wah send wah Merry Christmas to mi step-father, Dennis Scott, mi ma Inez Scott, my three children, yuh know we are trying it’s Christmas, lee bit ah money but we are trying to mek it fi the kids deh.”

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