Punta Gorda

The Belize Garifuna Musical Festival 2016

The Belize Garifuna Musical Festival takes place immediately after the Battle of the Drums and will continue until 6:00 a.m. on the morning of November 13, 2016. This is the first year that such an event is being organized in Belize. The Belize Garifuna Musical Festival will feature performances of various genre of Garifuna Music […]

11th Annual Battle of the Drums 2016 – Punta Gorda, Belize

11th Annual Battle of the Drums 2016 – Punta Gorda, Belize

Food and Fete Battle of the Drums Food and Fete (8:00 p.m. – 3:a.m.) at Toledo Community College (TCC) compound in Punta Gorda Town:  This is the term used to describe the opening night of the Battle of the Drums weekend festivities. It will be held on Friday, November 11, 2016 from 8:00 p.m. to […]

Donation to Punta Gorda Methodist School – Belize

Donation to Punta Gorda Methodist School – Belize

The Belize Educational Fund and Day in the Park Committee (Chicago, IL) made a generous donation to Punta Gorda Methodist School. The donation including financial contribution and an assortment of needed items were handed over to Punta Gorda Methodist School Principal Florence Ramclam and Student Council Representative, Devyne Lopez, by the committee. Business Manager Martha […]

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 […]

Cacao Fest 2015 in Punta Gorda, Belize – Wine And Chocolate

Wine & Chocolate at Garbutt’s Marine, Joe Taylor Bridge area, Punta Gorda Town, Belize. This is a night of Indulging in fine wine, decadent chocolate and tasty hors d’oeuvres all complemented by the musical sensations of the Caribbean Roots Band from Corozal Town, Belize. [fancygallery id=”20″ album=”32″] Taste of Toledo – Front Street, Punta Gorda […]

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 […]

Drums not Guns Progressive Youths Movement

Emit Young is originally from a little village called Gales Point Manatee, now living in Punta Gorda for the last 3 years. He runs the Maroon Creole Drum School here in Punta Gorda. The Drum school is basically to preserve the Creole culture and to teach as many people in Belize as possible. This program is called […]