Garifuna Teachers – Pillars of Catholic Education in Belize

Garifuna Teachers – Pillars of Catholic Education in Belize

The outstanding service of Garifuna teachers in spreading the Catholic faith and establishing the solid foundation of Catholic education in Belize is often ignored or hardly mentioned in the country’s documented histories. The tremendous sacrifices that they and their families made to educate the Maya, the Mestizos, Creoles and other ethnic groups in the remote […]

Rooting out corruption from within…

Rooting out corruption from within…

Rooting out corruption from within and at all levels is critical for Belize’s national development When it comes to corruption, it is high time that we the people roar into the ears of all our political leaders: Enough! ¡Basta! No more! Nada mas! The people are sick and tired of corruption from one to the […]

Commerce Bight Port –an opportunity for real development – Stann Creek District, Belize

Commerce Bight Port –an opportunity for real development – Stann Creek District, Belize

Careful observations and analysis of development strategies that have been implemented by successive PUP and UDP administrations for southern Belize reveal a distinct underlying colonially-rooted discrimination that has persistently excluded Belizean Maya, Garifuna and black Creole residents from becoming integral players and substantial beneficiaries of the resources in their area.  Such deeply rooted bias is […]

Dügü for tourism an insult to Garinagu, but its potency could be useful elsewhere

Dügü for tourism an insult to Garinagu, but its potency could be useful elsewhere

“Colonialism not only deprives a society of its freedom and its wealth but, of its very character, leaves its people intellectually and morally disoriented.”  (Franz Fanon, 1966). Several members of Garifuna communities in Belize and the diaspora, as well as many other Belizeans, have expressed through radio, TV and social media, their outrage at the recent […]