Garifuna in Belize

History: The Garifuna people are of mixed African and indigenous people originally from the Caribbean island of St. Vincent who speak the Garifuna dialect of the Arawakan language. They are also known as Garinagu, the plural of Garifuna. A brief civil war in 1832 found the Caribs, the Garinagu were forced to flee to neighboring … More Garifuna in Belize

Mestizo in Belize

History: Mestizo is the mixture of Europeans (Spanish) and Indian ancestry (Amerindians). Originally, they arrived in Belize in 1847 to escape La Guerra de Castas (the Caste War). The word “Mestizo” is a Spanish word meaning mixed. Mestizos are found all over Belize, but mainly Corozal and Orange Walk. Most are Catholics and speak the … More Mestizo in Belize

Belizean Creole (Kriol)

History: The Belizean Creole is an English-base Creole language. About 21% of Belize population are Creoles/Kriols. Almost everyone in Belize speaks Kriol. Descendants are Baymen slave owners and African decent slaves brought to Belize for logging. Some natives, even with blonde hair and blue eyes, may call themselves Creoles. This ethnicity has become an integral … More Belizean Creole (Kriol)

Why We Stay Home by Samantha Harris and Devon Scott

This is a great children’s book that explains why it’s important for us to stay home and why we should CONTINUE to stay home as we continue figuring out how to deal with COVID-19. Thank you to authors Samantha Harris and Devon Scott for not only writing such an important book but for also sharing … More Why We Stay Home by Samantha Harris and Devon Scott