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 […]

Belize Optimist National Championship Sailing Regatta – Placencia

Belize Optimist National Championship Sailing Regatta – Placencia

An optimist is a small sailboat designed particularly for children. Over the past year, the sailors of the optimists have sailed six races. The ones who are qualified to sail for the Championship Sailing Regatta had to sail five of the six preliminary races for them to qualify for the Dennis Bradley Cup. The Belize Sailing […]

In memory of Belize’s legendary Garifuna parandero, Paul Nabor

In memory of Belize’s legendary Garifuna parandero, Paul Nabor

In the world view of the Garinagu, Paul Nabor, Belize’s internationally revered parandero, has entered the community of the departed where he will eventually join the society of the ancestors. Like all those who have gone before him, his death is seen as a rite of passage, a cross-over from the material life to the […]

True Nation Building for Belize

True Nation Building for Belize

True nation building starts with appreciating our diverse cultures: It was in the spacious thatched roof kitchen of my grandmother Jane V. Enriquez that I, as a little boy, first learned to appreciate the beautiful diversity of Belize’s various cultures. I always remember it as a special place that drew friends and relatives together – […]

Belizean women must find new ways to push open the door to political office

Belizean women must find new ways to push open the door to political office

An important standard by which the quality of a democracy is determined, is not only the degree to which all citizens – men and women – are able to effectively participate in the political system, but also how equitably represented they are public office. The participation of women in positions of political power not only […]

National Garifuna Council is exceedingly bothered…

National Garifuna Council is exceedingly bothered…

The National Garifuna Council, which is the voice of the Garifuna People in Belize, is exceedingly bothered by the recent allegation of not permitting the speaking of the Garifuna Language in one of the financial institutions in Dangriga Town. This allegation is being taken seriously and the council is investigating the matter. The nation will be informed […]

Chaleanor Hotel in Dangriga

In the morning, you will be greeted by the pleasurable aroma of fresh fruits and coffee in the atmosphere. Chaleanor’s rooftop provides a superb view of the Caribbean sea, the Magnificent Maya Mountains and a panoramic view of Dangriga Town. Chaleanor Hotel, located in the “culture capital” of Belize, Dangriga Town, is conveniently located in […]