Be On Alert For Wanna Be GST Officers

Today the Department of General Sales Tax (DGST) issued a public notice alerting that the department...

Did Suspected Drug Plane Refuel in Belize?

On Friday morning Belizeans were awoken by the news that another drug plane had landed in the North ...

CSCPA Lashes Out At Santander

The release of white sugar in the local market by the multinational Spanish company, Santander, has ...

Opposition Leader Calls On GOB To Keep Insisting On Guatemala On Agreement

In light of the age-old territorial, insular and maritime dispute between Belize and neighbouring co...

San Narciso Businessman Believed To Be Kidnapped

There is very disturbing news to report tonight involving the reported kidnapping of a businessman f...

  • Be On Alert For Wanna Be GST Officers

    Wednesday, 23 May 2018 02:23
  • Did Suspected Drug Plane Refuel in Belize?

    Tuesday, 05 June 2018 02:58
  • CSCPA Lashes Out At Santander

    Tuesday, 05 June 2018 03:09
  • Opposition Leader Calls On GOB To Keep Insisting On Guatemala On Agreement

    Thursday, 07 June 2018 03:03
  • San Narciso Businessman Believed To Be Kidnapped

    Tuesday, 19 June 2018 02:47

noimageAnd sticking to the subject of Guatemala and Belize a two day event entitled “The Belizean and Guatemalan Garifuna Culture as an Expression of Social Cohesion, Intercultural Dialogue and Promotion of Peace” came to an end yesterday in Guatemala City. The event was organized by both countries and comprised of cultural and academic presentations from both parties showcasing the historical cohabitation of the communities living on the borders of Livingston and Puerto Barrios, Izabal, Guatemala as well as Toledo and Stann Creek Districts of Belize.

 


The cultural groups performed near the busiest outdoor centers in Guatemala City, attracting large audiences.  In addition to individual country performances, both groups collaborated in joint performances illustrating a celebration of unity through culture.

 


The program also involved an academic conference consisting of presentations by experts of both countries which reflected the history, culture, traditions, music and language of the Garinagu people.  Presenters from Belize included the President of the Belize National Garifuna Council, Sandra Miranda, Roy and Sebastian Cayetano whilst those from Guatemala included Alfonso Arrivillaga, Dr. Gutberto Leiva and Olivia Núñez.


The event was organized through the joint efforts of the Embassy of Belize in Guatemala, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Guatemala, UNESCO office in Kingston accredited to Belize and the UNESCO office in Guatemala. It also had the full support of the Organization of American States, the Garifuna Council of Belize, the Presidential Commission Against Discrimination and Racism of Guatemala (CODIRSA) among others.

Share this post

This content has been locked. You can no longer post any comment.