Hamanasi is very proud to announce the election of one of its very own… inland guide, Ashford “Golden” Miranda, is one of the newly elected Hopkins Village Council Representative. Village elections were held on Sunday, April 18, 2010, and Golden was announced one of the six council seat winners around 11:30 p.m. later that night. Golden will be a wonderful representative for the people of Hopkins, and we all look forward to great things from him. His position on the Council is a three-year term that begins one week from the date of the elections.
Flash flooding on June 01, 2008 was quite a surprise to everyone living in the Stann Creek District of Belize. Most residents had never seen such water levels in their lifetime. Hamanasi’s gardens and walkways were temporarily turned into rivers. Luckily though, the water receded as quickly as it had come. the next day, the water was only puddles, and power and water were restored to the hotel by early afternoon. Hamanasi is back to normal operations 100%.
Unfortunately, many nearby villages and residents were not as lucky. Ongoing relief efforts in the area have rallied the community and support from across Belize. Hamanasi is continuing to send linens, clothing, school supplies, and food items to Sittee River and Hope Creek, the villages hit the hardest by the flooding. Many people lost all of their belongings.
Thank you to our guests who were and continue to be understanding and supportive of our efforts; both in our commitment to maintain our high standard of customer service, and to our efforts to assist the communities in need.