ORIGIN: Garifuna, also known as Garinagu (plural), are the descendants of an Afro-indigenous population from the Caribbean island of St Vincent & The Grenadines who were exiled to the Honduran coast in the eighteenth century and subsequently moved to the Southern Coast Belize. The Cuisine consists mainly of fresh coconut milk, coconut oil, plantains, green […]
Here’s One Minute of Garifuna Culture in Belize During the month of November – leading up to Garifuna Settlement Day, it is highly likely that you could encounter live drumming on a bus ride to/from Dangriga, or surrounding areas. This video clip is sponsored by Coconut Row in Hopkins, Belize – Beachfront Rooms and apartments in […]
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, […]
We hope you enjoy these photos taken by Cyril Uruwei, publisher of Belize In America. These photos are from our 2015 travel experiences with the Jewel, a.k.a. Belize. You’ll see photos from Orange Walk, Dangriga, Cayo, Placencia, Hopkins, etc. Do enjoy!
Christopher Martin will be performing some of his HIT SONGS like “I’m a Big Deal” in Dangriga Town, the Culture Capital of Belize!
This video was shot at the Habinahan Wanaragua competition in Dangriga, Belize on December 14th, 2014.
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 […]
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 […]
Chaleanor Hotel in Dangriga Chaleanor Hotel, located in the “culture capital” of Belize, Dangriga Town, is conveniently located in the heart of Dangriga, and not too far from the beach. Enjoy a cup of coffee in the early morning on the rooftop that gives you a panoramic view of Dangriga and overlooks the Carribean sea – or, […]
Before television came to Punta Gorda in the early 1980s, and before the later fixation of the town’s youths on technological gadgets in this new millennium, there was a vibrant, creative and expressive social environment that nurtured a number of musical talents. Interestingly, these talents emerged through a distinctly parallel social context within the community. […]