Today's Belize News: November 20, 2019 - 11/20/19 12:20 PM
Last night's TV news on Channel 7, Channel 5, LOVETV, PGTV, Reef TV, KREM, and CTV 3. Also with the most recent Open Your Eyes, Belize Now, Talk Ah Di Town, and other specials.
Various Belizean Sources
Garifuna Settlement Day 2019 - Belize City
Lots of great photos by the BTB.
Remembering Dr. Joseph Palacio
In celebration of Garifuna Settlement Day, we remember a giant in the Archaeology and Garifuna community in Belize. As a pioneer, he became the first archaeologist in Belize and the first Garifuna to be trained in Archaeology and Anthropology. Following upon his studies, he was appointed by the Government as the first Archaeological Commissioner of Belize. In this position, he was given the responsibility of establishing Belize’s initial Archaeological Department in a context where Belize , then known as British Honduras, was creating new institutions to define itself as a nation. For many years, he was the only trained archaeologist in Belize. During his tenure as Archaeological Commissioner, Dr. Palacio was instrumental in the development of legislation relating to the excavation, preservation and development of Belize’s rich archaeological heritage. Prior to his tenure, many valuable artifacts were stolen and sold illegally outside of the country.
Importante date for us Maya Masewal : Jacinto Canek
Jacinto Canek or Jacinto Uc de los Santos was a 18th-century Maya revolutionary who fought against the Spanish in the Yucatán Peninsula of New Spain. His sentence was carried out in the main plaza of Mérida on December 14, 1761. A good reading for us Yucatec Maya of Belize to learn more about our ancestors struggle . The Spanish conquest of Yucatán ended in the late 17th century, with the fall of the Itza people, the last group of Maya able to resist the conquistadors. However, the Mayas continued armed revolt against the Spanish into the 18th century, and after an interruption, into the early 20th century under Mexican jurisdiction.
Paint N Splash
See you this week at from 2-4pm Thursday to paint “Feeling classy”.
Keith Gilges joined with the National Garifuna Council NGC
Happy #Garifuna Settement Day, Belize! Charge d’Affaires, a.i. Keith Gilges joined with the National Garifuna Council NGC and thousands of visitors from across Belize - and from around the the world - to celebrate the national holiday with a reenactment of the arrival of the Garifuna people to Belize when their canoes first landed on the shores of Dangriga on November 19, 1802.
Chaac also known as Yuum Chaak is the representation of rain. The Yucatec Maya (Máasewal) of northern Belize , especially from the communities of San Pablo and San Jose continue honoring Chaak with the tradition Ch'a Cháak .
Le' ts'unu'um Yo Creek won 3rd place at a competition in Mexico
We want to congratulate this Maya warriors from behalf of the Yucatec Maya community of Belize . Jach ma'alob meejay kiiko'ob
Grand Re-Opening/Friendsgiving Dinner Hosted by Campo Tex-Mex San Pedro
Calling all San Pedronians! We are having a Grand Re-Opening and Friendsgiving Fiesta on Wed, Nov 27 from 11-2 and 5-9 pm! We will be donating 15% of all proceeds to Holy Cross School and have AWESOME GIVEAWAYS EVERY HOUR! Please join us for a fun time and allow us to thank you for you support!
Good Deeds Get Applause From The Reporter Newspaper
The work of some people is a reminder to all of us that the world still has a lot more-good-than-bad in the hearts and minds in our community and our global village. Sometime if you look closer we may realize that without the kind work of some people and organizations, our community would appear to be a little cold, mean, harsh place. But it’s not !
Young-Man Murdered In Dangriga
The celebrations of Garifuna Settlement Day in the south has been interrupted by the murder of a young-man who by all indications had a promising future.
Garinagu communities observe Garifuna Settlement Day
The call continues for the Garifuna people to preserve their unique culture in an era […]
Celebrating manhood: International Men’s Day is today
As Belizeans at home and abroad unite to celebrate the rich culture of the Garinagu people, […]
A Somber Garifuna Settlement Day in Dangriga
Today is Garifuna Settlement Day. A day when we pause to celebrate the contributions and […]
Garifuna Roman Catholic Bishop makes call for service and preservation of unique culture
Presiding over the official church service at St. Martin’s de Porres Roman Catholic Church for Garifuna […]
Cayo North Area Representative announces new solar charging ports at Victor Galvez Stadium
Cayo North Area Representative, Omar Figueroa, announced yesterday that the solar-powered charging station at the […]
Garifuna Settlement Day celebrations in Belize City
The Garifuna have arrived and now the party begins. Standing in for Superintendent Edward Codd, […]
From Awareness to Accountability; Unmasking the many faces of violence
The National Women’s commission and the Special Envoy for Women and Children, Kim Simplis Barrow, […]
German tourist dies during visit to archeological site
A 58-year old German tourist collapsed during a visit to the Lamanai Archeological site in […]
Let’s Taco ‘Bout It!
Tacos are deceptively simple by reputation, however; the reality is there’s so much that goes into making them. Whether your favorite is Al Pastor, Carnitas, Chorizo, Street Tacos, or Asada, the taco is a food everyone can agree on how astounding it is. It’s simple… Tacos make people happy. They have been around for a long time and are traditionally served as warm corn/maize tortillas stuffed with many different types of juicy, marinated meat and spices. As a country that has always been a melting pot of different cultures, Belize is as diverse as it gets, and it only gives the country an endless catalog of possibilities; not only in terms of culture but also food. Though the district is called “Shuga City,” ask anyone where you can get really great tacos in Belize, and they will definitely tell you Orange Walk! No other district in the country can compare.
Three Perfect Days in Caye Caulker
Caye Caulker, a laid back island located 20 miles north-northeast of Belize City, is the perfect beach vacation option. Attracting visitors due to its proximity to the Belize Barrier Reef and access to incredible diving and snorkeling, it is one of the most popular destinations visited in Belize. Looking to visit the island? Here is how you can spend three perfect days on the island. The day you arrive, spend some time getting acquainted with the beautiful island. It’s a small island, roughly five miles long. Either by foot or on bike you can explore the sandy streets of the island. To beat the heat, stop in at a beach bar to enjoy a fresh tropical cocktail. End your evening watching the sunset at the Southern tip of the island known as The Split or on a sunset cruise.
It’s November 19. In dories and boats, the Garinagu bring coconut, plantain, cassava, and the drums of their ancestors to Dangriga’s shores, as the crowds—Belizeans and visitors alike—cheer and celebrate in the streets. This is Yurumein: the reenactment of the Garifuna journey to Belize. Garifuna Settlement Day is also a national holiday across Belize since 1943. It’s a celebration of culture, resilience, and vision.
Belize Ocean Club In Placencia Rebrands Name And Guest Offerings, Presenting Umaya Resort & Adventures
Owners of the resort formerly known as Belize Ocean Club, along with global boutique hotel management company STEM®, announce Umaya Resort & Adventures as the new brand and experiences for the beachfront property in Placencia in Southern Belize. A series of investments were put forth by the ownership to reinvent the destination with greater connection to cultural experiences based on Mayan influences. Spanning the Caribbean Sea on the Maya Beach and the Placencia Lagoon against the backdrop of the Maya Mountains, Umaya will serve as the ideal home base to relax, explore and repeat – discovering the raw untouched beauty of Belize with quick access to reefs and jungles.