Culture

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 […]

Straddling Civilizations – Prince Harry’s visit to Belize

Straddling Civilizations – Prince Harry’s visit to Belize

It was the first stop on a sweeping tour to celebrate Queen Elizabeth’s March 2012 Diamond Jubilee – this visit to “The Jewel” of Belize. Prince Harry’s arrival fell just days before Baron Bliss Day, an annual holiday dedicated to the old Scottish patron saint. To honor him, Belize dished up its generous spirit and […]

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 […]

Miss Belize – Destinee Arnold takes the pride of jewel to Okinawa Japan

Miss Belize – Destinee Arnold takes the pride of jewel  to Okinawa Japan

She is destined for Greatness!!! After successfully completing international pageant training and participating in the September celebrations, Destinee departed to Japan with a smile on her   face and a mission to represent Belize with pride as a beauty and tourism ambassador.  Along with a scholarship from the Ministry of Education, several resort vacations, and many […]