Culture

El Fogon restaurant in San Pedro, Ambergris Caye

El Fogon restaurant in San Pedro, Ambergris Caye

There are many restaurants and excellent places in San Pedro, Ambergris Caye to sit down and satisfy your tastebuds, but there is only one place that offers home-cooked meals on a traditional fire hearth. El Fogon restaurant in San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, a small family owned business, opened their doors 12 years ago when Ms. Suzana […]

Uplifting and Inspirational Murals in Dangriga and Belize City

Uplifting and Inspirational Murals in Dangriga and Belize City

In 2013, ComeUNITY Works was created to unite international and local artists in order to inspire and address challenges that are plaguing and stagnating underprivileged communities, and to uplift and advance the masses. For the second consecutive year, in collaboration with FariStudios (www.facebook.com/faristudios) and Croz (www.facebook.com/Crosbyjackart), ComeUNITY Works connected with local partners to complete a […]

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 […]

Lessons from the experiences of our Garifuna ancestors

Lessons from the experiences of our Garifuna ancestors

The annual Garifuna Settlement Day celebration, which was founded in 1942 by visionary Garifuna leader Thomas Vincent Ramos, is the foremost event to remind Garinagu about their genesis, exodus, and survival against historical odds that were meant to exterminate their existence and identity as a people. The celebration also occurs in the Garifuna diaspora and […]

Belize Garifuna Leader Remembered in Illinois

Belize Garifuna Leader Remembered in Illinois

News Americas, CHICAGO, Illinois, Sat. Sept. 7, 2013: Belizean-born Garifuna Leader, Thomas Vincent Ramos, will be celebrated posthumously in Illinois later this month. Illinois Governor Pat Quinn has issued a proclamation to establish and recognize September 17th as Thomas Vincent Ramos Day in the state. Ramos was the catalyst for the first Garifuna in the […]

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 […]

Happy Birthday to Andy Palacio!

Happy Birthday to Andy Palacio!

Andy Vivian Palacio (December 2, 1960 – January 19, 2008) was a Belizean Punta musician and government official. He was also a leading activist for the Garínagu and their culture. Contributions to Belizean music and media In addition to the traditional Garifuna music that he heard live on a daily basis, Palacio absorbed the diverse sounds disseminated by radio from neighboring […]

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