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Chicago Belize Day 2016 Educational Fund Award Selection

Chicago Belize Day 2016 Educational Fund Award Selection

Official Request Phyllis V. Hughes President Belize Educational Fund and Day in the Park Committee The Belize Educational Fund and Day in the Park Committee is soliciting the Belizean Community participation in the selection of the recipient of the 2016 educational fund award. The committee has selected Toledo District, Belize as the area of concentration […]

Some history of Hopkins Village, Belize

Some history of Hopkins Village, Belize

History of Hopkins Village, Belize An african woman, Sirrian, and her two daughters were the first people to set foot on Hopkins. However, they disappeared unaccountably. The woman had resided in Uganda, Africa which is believe to be the origin of Hopkins first name, Yugadan. In the year 1937, a group of Black Caribs, Garinagu, […]

Belize Central Prison: Turning life around

Belize Central Prison: Turning life around

The graduation of 67 of you brothers from the Ashcroft Rehabilitation Center (ARC) here at Kolbe Foundation’s Central Prison after having gone through 90 days of rigorous rehabilitation work to renew yourself, is good reason for celebration. The presence of your families, loved ones, friends, prison officials and all of us here is a testament […]

From Dabuyaba to ashes: Opportunity for community renewal – Belize

Easter Sunday night, April 5th, will be recorded by the Garinagu of Belize and abroad as the tragic night when their dabuyaba, their sacred temple, in Barranco was completely destroyed by fire, allegedly torched by a mentally challenged man from that village. Constructed by the Cayetano family in 1996, this thatched roof, wooden-walled structure was […]

How the Mayas Won – Lessons for all Belizeans

How the Mayas Won – Lessons for all Belizeans

The consent order that was issued by the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) on April 22, 2015, finally laid to rest more than two decades of struggle by the Mayas of Belize against successive PUP and UDP government administrations for recognition and respect of their customary land rights. For the removal of doubt, customary land […]

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