Tensions remain high between Guatemala and Belize

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Tensions remain at an all time high between Guatemala and Belize as during the course of yesterday, The Guatemalan Armed Force made their way to the Sarstoon to “exercise Sovereignty” and to border areas of the adjacency zone to stop any further “abuse” by BDF against Guatemalan...

A-Z Preschool celebrates child stimulation month

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This month is celebrated in Belize as Child Stimulation Month, and as observers of this special month, A-Z  Learning Tree preschool in Belmopan held a cultural day. The cultural day hasn’t been the only activity that the school has held in this past month however, there have been...

GOB appointed Mayan Commission speaks on its responsibilities

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This morning in Belize City, the government appointed Mayan commission met with the press to brief them on the scope of its works as the Mayan commission. The commission was appointed on Tuesday and has been meeting since then.  Sitting on the commission are former governmen...

Maya Lands Right commission Appointed

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The Attorney General and Minister for Legal Affairs, Honorable Vanessa Retreage, with responsibility for the Toledo Maya Land Rights Commission, officially appointed the Members of the Commission on January 11, 2016.   The Office of the Commission will be located at the Attorney...

Wanaragua competition held in Dangriga

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This past Sunday, 27th December, Garifuna Culture capital, Dangriga came alive as Wanaragua dancers and enthusiasts from across the country gathered at Ecumenical College Auditorium to hold the second annual Wanaragua Championship. Wanaragua, regionally known as the John Kunnu,...

Maya Leaders Alliance receives prestigious Equator Prize

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In September of this year, the announcement was made from  United Nations Headquarters in New York, that the Maya Leaders Alliance was one of the twenty winners of the prestigious Equator Prize 2015. The award is given to outstanding local and indigenous community initiatives...

Garfuna Community Celebrates Andy Palacio’s birthday

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It has been almost 8 years now since the passing of Belizean Musical icon, Andy Palacio. Yesterday, December 2nd, a memorial mass was held in different parts of the country for Andy Palacio including Belize City, Dangriga, Belmopan, Punta Gorda, Seine Bight, Hopkins and Barranco...

Garifuna Community Celebrates Andy Palacio’s birthday

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It has been almost 8 years now since the passing of Belizean Musical icon, Andy Palacio. Yesterday, December 2nd, a memorial mass was held in different parts of the country for Andy Palacio including Belize City, Dangriga, Belmopan, Punta Gorda, Seine Bight, Hopkins and Barranco...

Belize Celebrates Garifuna Settlement Day for the 74th Year

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Belize Celebrates Garifuna Settlement Day for the 74th Year History recalls that in 1832, a group of Garinagu people were led to Belize by a charismatic and ambitious Alejo Beni. In 1941, thanks to the well celebrated Thomas Vincent Ramos, Garifuna  Settlement Day would become a...

Mayan leader says Uxbenka continues to be destroyed

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We last left the matter of the Santa Cruz Maya and their efforts to enforce the law against black resident Rupert Myles who had bulldozed part of the Uxbenka Maya ruin to build a pathway to the house in the village where the Institute of Archaeology (IOA) had announced plans to...

Maya back in court over GOB delay

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They won a major victory in the Caribbean Court of Justice earlier this year when the Government conceded that they have special customary rights over the land in and surrounding their villages in the Toledo District. But while GOB has consented to help the Maya define and...

Garifuna Awareness Day observed

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Today is Garifuna Awareness Day. This day  is normally observed the Thursday before the 19th of November which is Garifuna Settlement Day. The festivities got on the way on PlusTV’s Rise and Shine this morning  as guests Gwen Nunez Gonzalez, Veronica Arzu, and Joshua Arana....

What next for Maya land rights?

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A major priority for the new Barrow Administration is the enforcement of the Caribbean Court of Justice’s decision on Maya land rights in the Toledo District. While the Prime Minister believes it had no impact on the elections, it is still important for him to get the...

Mayan Case gets adjourned once again

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For the past couple of months now we have been following the ongoing development of the Rupert Myles versus the Mayan People of Santa Cruz Village case. You may recall, the controversy started way back in June of this year when Myles went to squat in the village on sacred mayan...

World Archaelogical Congress concerned for Belizean Maya

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The executive committee and counsel of the World Archaeological Congress has written a letter to Prime Minister Dean Barrow expressing concern over the treatment of the Mayas in Belize in their struggle to protect their material and cultural heritage and exercise their legally...