Aurelio Martinez: Laru Beya – review

By Robin Denselow When the remarkable album Watina was released, nearly four years ago, it launched the tragically brief international career of Andy Palacio and focused attention to the culture and history of the Garifuna community – the descendents of escaped slaves from Africa who inter-married with the indigenous people of St Vincent, and are now scattered across Central America. Palacio died within a year…

Belize Independence 2011

Under this year’s September Celebration theme – Honoring our History, celebrating our cultures, uniting for peace – Belizeans countrywide and abroad are gearing up for the the day when Belize became Independent – September 21 1981!

Belize and the Maya History

Although Belize’s Maya occupation began as early as 1500 BC, it was during the Classic period of 250 AD to 900 AD that the population is thought to have exceeded one million people. Archaeological remains of the ancient Maya include pottery, skeletons, stelae, and tall palaces, temples, and ceremonial centers. Check out this video to learn more about Belize and the Maya History:

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Things to do in Belize

When preparing for your vacation, you need to know the best things to do in Belize! In Belize with scores of reef, beach and inland activities to choose from, this is your chance for adventures of your own making. With so much of our natural environment still healthy and intact, adventure tours are offered throughout the country. If inland activities are what you seek, the…

Six Interesting Facts About Placencia Belize

Located in the Caribbean Coast of Stann Creek District, Placencia is one of the most popular travel destination in Belize. Below are six interesting facts about Placencia. 1.) In the 17th Century, Placencia was settled by the English Puritans who were originally from Nova Scotia and latterly from the island of Providencia. This settlement died out during the Central American wars of independence in the…

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Things to Do in Placencia, Belize

By Hazel Morgan According to Travel Belize, Placencia is a peninsula and Creole village on the Caribbean coast, located in the Stann Creek district. You’ll find 16 miles of white sands here, surrounded by mangroves, rainforest and ancient Mayan ruins. This tropical location offers plenty of activities but big attractions are a bit limited due to the intimate feel of the village. You’ll need to…

Belize is a mecca for those interested in fishing

Fishing is great all along the coast of Belize, from the Port Honduras and Punta Icacos lagoon of Toledo to Rocky Point on Ambergris Caye. Any of the many rivers which empty into the Caribbean along Belize’s coasts can guarantee a daily catch. All kinds of fishing can be done — spin, fly, trolling – all year long, and the abundance of game fish guarantees excellent sport fishing.