John Anthony Jex, Entrepreneur
John Anthony Jex, Entrepreneur


BIOGRAPHY OF JOHN ANTHONY JEX

As a community activist, he was involved in a variety of projects that benefited the people of the village.  These include the development of the bird-watching tourism industry in Crooked Tree, the establishment of the Cashew Festival, serving as the Village Council of Affairs, and of course, the large scale transportation of people and goods Click here to read more on John Jex-->JAN/FEB  newsletter article cont’




Lloyd Gillett, OBE Brigadier General
Lloyd Gillett, OBE Brigadier General

Lloyd Gillett, OBE Brigadier General,

Commander Belize Defense Force

 

On the 1st of January 2008, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II honored General Gillett as an Ordinary Officer of the Civil Division of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire… Click here to read more on Brigadier Gillett --->JAN/FEB  newsletter article cont’

Samuel Frank Tillett
Samuel Frank Tillett

Eulogy for

Samuel Frank Tillett

 

If one asks “Who is Sam?”  so many images would come flooding to us… so many that one could talk forever about him as he was bigger than life… Click here to read more about Sam -->JAN/FEB  newsletter article cont’

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This edition of our newsletter features Randolph Tillett....

                        Randolph Tillett

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andolph Tillett, also known as Bra Dolph, was born on the 25th of November, 1900 in Crooked Tree Village to Elvina and Alfred Tillett. He attended the Crooked Tree Baptist Primary School and married Beatrice Nicholson, also a Crooked Tree resident. The couple went on to have ten children: Osmond, Lucinda, Norman, Louise, Gerald, twins Mordant and Morlene, Wilbert, Adeline, and Randolph Jr...Click here --->nov/dec  newsletter article con't

         Sam Tillett;   Nov. 11, 1960 - Nov. 17, 2007
Sam Tillett; Nov. 11, 1960 - Nov. 17, 2007

Sam Tillett


     
It is with deepest regret that I inform you of the sudden passing of Mr. Samuel Tillett, one of our colleagues, who was on the Belize Planning Committee, for the Crooked Tree Reunion 2008. Sam is survived by his parents, Mrs. Gloria Cruz Tillett and Mr. Clifford Tillett, his wife and children, brothers and sisters of Crooked Tree Village...Click here for more information 
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THE FOUNDING AND ROLE OF A VILLAGE COUNCIL

 

     Crooked Tree Village Council was founded in the 1950’s after Hurricane Janet. The Government of Belize found it very difficult to deal with each individual person’s needs and concerns, so as a means of delegating responsibilities, the Village Council was formed. In the early days, Mr. Randolph Tillett served as the first Chairman of Crooked Tree Village. The Village Council consists of seven elected members who are voted for by...Click here --->nov/dec newsletter article con't

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     Biography of Maria Crawford

            Maria Crawford, also known as Miya, was born on the 7th of February 1892 in the Village of Crooked Tree to Nicholas and Caroline Crawford.  Miya attended the Crooked Tree Baptist School, the one and only school in the Village.  She had three children, Jane, Melvin and Leonie who blessed her with many grandchildren.

             As a young girl, Miya enjoyed helping people, especially the older folks. This desire to help others continued throughout her life, as she rose to become one of the most famous and respected midwife in the Village of Crooked Tree...Click here for --->Sept/Oct Newsletter article con't

Crooked Tree Baptist School and Church
Crooked Tree Baptist School and Church

A Condensed History of the Crooked Tree Government School

         The first school in the Village of Crooked Tree was built by the Baptist Mission of Belize around June 1835.  The school was called the Crooked Tree School and was located on the property of the Crooked Tree Baptist Church.    Its first recorded teacher/missionary was Mr. John Warner, an English sailor left behind in Belize, from 1841-1849.*  ..Click here -->Sept/Oct newsletter article con't