Monday, August 27, 2012

Belize's Multicultural Society - PG Mural 

Belizean Culture - PG Mural - @ Seafront Inn
This image should come in handy for PowerPoint presentations and cultural related assignments. The mural is located at the Sea Front Inn - (upon entering PG). I'm not aware of the artists name, please feel free to let me know if you know the artist's name. This particular image has been photoshoped to improve it's quality. 

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

The Superbond Q & A 

During the course of Belize’s consultations with 
holders of Belize’s Step-Up Bond due 2029, a 
number of questions have been raised regarding 
both the substance and the process of the 
Government’s proposal to restructure this 

In the interest of full transparency, the 
Government sets out below a summary of the
significant questions raised by bondholders and 
the answers provided by the Government.  As the 
process moves forward, the Government will 
provide further updates so that all bondholders 
will have the benefit of the Government’s thinking 
on relevant issues.

Please feel free to download HERE
-prepared and produced by the GOB

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Don Elijio Panti

One of Belize's Greatest Traditional Healer

Courtesy Dr. Rosita Arvigo

High Quality Download Here - Courtesy ISCR/NICH

Eulogy of Don Elijio Panti

You may also want to read SASTUN: My apprenticeship with a Maya Healer by Rosita Arvigo. The book is an easy read narrative of Arvigo's experience with Panti. It is filled with vivid descriptions, thrills, and centuries old medical knowledge. Perhaps, I'll give a more detailed review in the near future.

UNESCO Youth Forum - Call for Belizean Applicants 

22-30 November 2012, Grenada
UNESCO, through its Intangible Cultural Heritage Section, invites youth participants from the Caribbean to submit applications to attend theCaribbean Youth Forum on Safeguarding Intangible Cultural Heritage to be held in Grenada, 23-30 November 2012. Each National Commission is responsible for the dissemination of this information and for the pre-selection at national level. Candidates must submit applications to the National Commission of their country by 22 August 2012.

The Forum intends to:
  • Build knowledge of youth on the Convention’s concepts and mechanisms and their role in safeguarding intangible cultural heritage;
  • Foster dialogue between youth and international representatives of governmental and non-governmental organizations on strategies to strengthen the safeguarding of intangible cultural heritage;
  • Orient youth toward activities and collaboration geared at safeguarding their intangible cultural heritage, building in the process mutual respect for the heritage of others.

SELECTION PROCESSOnce applicants have submitted their application to attend the Caribbean Youth Forum on the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage to your National Commission, it will go through various stages:
  1. Submission by National Commission - after completing its pre-selection, determining that candidate profiles corresponds to the skills and abilities required, respective National Commissions will submit the applications to the Intangible Cultural Heritage Section at UNESCO by 31 August 2012. Each country may submit a maximum of 5 applications.
  2. Examination - applications are examined by the Intangible Cultural Heritage Section.
  3. Selection - the Intangible Cultural Heritage Section will inform candidates directly if their application is successful (their respective National Commissions will be notified).
  4. Additional Information: selected candidates will be expected to confirm their availability to attend the forum as well as to provide additional information as requested by UNESCO. All boarding and travel expenses of participants to the forum will be covered by UNESCO.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

The Discipline Budget

Here's an online copy

Belizean Folklore

Today I was browsing an NE Magazine at the NH Library. My interest was captured when I read:

How the Mountain Cow became the National Animal of Belize?
But it isn't a historical piece, it's a very humorous folkloric story. I emailed the author Ms. Sherlet Neal, who agreed for it to be posted on the blog.

Tapir outsmarts Anansi!

News Exchange Magazine - FB

Travel Belize! Our Backyard

Here are some promotional snapshots by the Belize Tourism Board

These are nice for your Wallpaper/Screen Saver!
Belize Barrier Reef

 Belize City Scene
Hiking - Belize

 Canoeing - Belize
Garifuna Drumming