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 […]
History of Hopkins village, Belize An african woman, Sirrian, and her two daughters were the first people to set foot on Hopkins, Belize. However, they disappeared unaccountably. The woman had resided in Uganda, Africa, which is believe to be the origin of Hopkins first name, Ugadan. In the year 1937, a group of Black Caribs, Garinagu […]
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, […]
This video was shot at the Habinahan Wanaragua competition in Dangriga, Belize on December 14th, 2014.
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 – […]
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 8:00 pm PST and 11:00 pm EST This show is dedicated to the proud Garifuna women in music: Lady Lard, Gloria Osiris, Paula Castillo, Dolores Noralez, Sally Reyes, Takia, Elodia Nolberto, Sofia & Silvia Blanco, Chela Torres, Bernadine Flores, Sarita Martinez, Desiree Diego, Ibimeni Group, Sandra, Cleta of La Guira Garifuna, […]
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 […]
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 […]