Highlights — 25 August 2018 — by Colin Hyde
Tamira Orellano Martinez, 32

CAMALOTE VILLAGE, Cayo District, Thurs. Aug. 23, 2018– From the tender age of seven, when she made her first public appearance on the softball field in Camalote, at the village’s annual summer camp, Tamira had a star beside her name. She had the outward gifts of athletic talent and good looks. But what was within her is what set her apart. Tamira had heart, and pride, and a joyful spirit, and a very special smile.

She might not have been as athletically gifted as her two brothers, Wayne and Oliver Wiltshire, but on the field her star was no less bright. She had a steady glove and a good bat, and played all six positions in the diamond well. She won a number of championships with her village club, and represented Belize as a junior and as a senior player.

News that Tamira was ill came out several months ago, when her family had to rush her to the Western Regional Hospital. It was then it was learned that she was battling diabetes. She suffered quietly, so few knew how seriously ill she was. On Saturday, August 18, we got the shocking news of her untimely passing.

Condolences to her mom, dad, two brothers, two children, and other family.

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