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Luk Ya 6 celebrates “Lady Lard” and 10 other creative women

Luk Ya 6 celebrates “Lady Lard” and 10 other creative women

DANGRIGA, Sun. Mar. 8, 2015–Luk Ya 6, an art exhibition, was held in Dangriga over the weekend, in a showcase that featured 10 creative women. The event was dedicated to the memory of Leocardia Bernadez Ruiz [...]

Garifuna Settlement Day celebrated in the old capital

Garifuna Settlement Day celebrated in the old capital

BELIZE CITY–Although November 19 this year marks the 191st anniversary of the mass arrival of Garinagu to Belize’s shores in 1823, it also marks more than 212 years since Garifuna families settled the Yarborough area of [...]

Dayjah Casimiro is Miss Garifuna 2014-2015

Dayjah Casimiro is Miss Garifuna 2014-2015

DANGRIGA–Dayjah Casimiro captured the highly coveted title of Miss Garifuna 2014-2015 at the annual pageant held at the Fr. Marin Parish Hall in her hometown, Dangriga, on Saturday night, November 8, as part of the Garifuna [...]

“Paranda King”, Paul Nabor, buried with honors in PG

“Paranda King”, Paul Nabor, buried with honors in PG

PUNTA GORDA–An official state funeral for renowned Belizean musician and parandero, Paul Nabor, was held last Saturday, November 1, at the St. Peter Claver Church in Punta Gorda, Toledo, where he had lived for most of [...]

Cleandra Casimiro will represent Hopkins in Miss Garifuna National

Cleandra Casimiro will represent Hopkins in Miss Garifuna National

HOPKINS VILLAGE, Stann Creek–Five lovely, intelligent and proud Garifuna young women vied for the title of Ms. Garifuna – Hopkins in the annual pageant held at Palmetto Grove Lodge in the traditional seaside Garifuna village on [...]

Au Le: Pen Cayetano reflects on 32 years as artist and musician

Au Le: Pen Cayetano reflects on 32 years as artist and musician

BELIZE CITY–November marks the commemoration of the mass arrival of the Garinagu to Belize in 1823, and cultural icon, Pen Cayetano, 60, is planning two major events to highlight the value of Garifunadüoü – the richness [...]

Legendary Garifuna parandero, Paul Nabor, passes at 86

Legendary Garifuna parandero, Paul Nabor, passes at 86

PUNTA GORDA–Paul Nabor, the iconic Garifuna parandero who passed away in Punta Gorda early last night at the age of 86, from complications due to his third stroke, will receive a formal send-off, according to a [...]

CIBC Dangriga manager transferred, but not suspended

CIBC Dangriga manager transferred, but not suspended

“I am of the view, though, that while the bank started with Garifuna, that they also are likely to take this to other ethnic groups if we tolerate it,” says Mayor Swaso DANGRIGA–Glen Smith, country manager [...]

Schism between CWU and CIBC First Caribbean Bank partially resolved

Schism between CWU and CIBC First Caribbean Bank partially resolved

BELIZE CITY–President of the Christian Workers Union (CWU), Audrey Matura-Shepherd, announced to the media Tuesday morning that it had just been agreed in a face-to-face meeting with officials of CIBC First Caribbean International Bank that Uwahnie [...]

CWU and CIBC meet Tuesday over issues at Dangriga branch

CWU and CIBC meet Tuesday over issues at Dangriga branch

BELIZE CITY–A team of representatives from the Christian Workers Union (CWU) is scheduled to meet tomorrow, Tuesday, with management of CIBC First Caribbean International Bank, including Ella Hoyos, CIBC Managing Director for Human Resources out of [...]