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National Garifuna Council

GOB and BCCI Convene Private Sector Focus Group Kick-off Meeting

As part of the Green Climate Fund (GCF)-funded Readiness Support for Strengthening Belize Private Sector Access to Climate Finance Project, a kick-off meeting was convened on November 16, 2021 to launch a collaborative process with a Private Sector Focus Group of key Belizean private sector partners. These partners belong to a broad range of organisations, from large corporations with in-depth sectoral expertise, financial institutions and regulators, national institutions promoting private sector engagement and inclusion, and trade associations.

National Garifuna Council reveals 2021 calendar of activities

For a second time, the traditional celebrations leading to the Garifuna Settlement Day on November 19th will be held virtually due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The National Garifuna Council (NGC) has released its virtual calendar of activities focusing on Garifuna identity, spirituality, and perseverance. NGC branches countrywide will be planning and hosting various virtual activities honoring the contributions of past and present Garinagu in Belize.

Ministers Collaborate on Working Visit to Southern Communities

Hon. Dolores Balderamos Garcia, Minister of Human Development, Families and Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs, along with Hon. Gilroy Usher, Minister of State, led a successful three-day visit to indigenous communities in Southern Belize.

National Garifuna Council appeals for financial donations to assist St. Vincent and the Grenadines

The NGC shares their solidarity for the people of St. Vincent and the Grenadines who continue to be affected by the volcano’s eruption and are seeking the assistance of the public for financial contributions. Any contribution can deposit into the National Garifuna Council Scotiabank account number 1939304. Monies collected will then be forwarded to their partners in St. Vincent on behalf of Belize.

Minister of Human Development, Families and Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs meets with the Garifuna Community

On Thursday, January 21, 2021, Hon. Dolores Balderamos Garcia, Minister of Human Development, Families and Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs, met with members of the National Garifuna Council (NGC) and the Garifuna community.

NGC Urges Garinagu and Belizeans to Celebrate Safely

NGC has been working diligently over the past few weeks to host a variety of virtual activities and to ensure that we are still able to celebrate and highlight the vibrant Garifuna culture, language, music and dance, while keeping social interaction to a minimum.

Garifuna Settlement Day Celebrations 2020

COVID-19 has brought about unprecedented changes to the way we live, work and interact with each other. As we are quickly approaching the month of November and the anticipation of the cultural extravaganza leading up to the re-enactment of the arrival of the Garinagu to the shores of Belize, National Garifuna Council has made the decision to host virtual activities. The focus of this year’s events will be Garifuna identity, spirituality and perseverance. NGC branches countrywide will be planning and hosting various virtual activities to honor the contributions of past and present Garinagu and to showcase the vibrant Garifuna culture, language, music and dance.

San Pedro observes Garifuna Settlement Day

Belizeans across the country have been celebrating the Garifuna Culture every 19th of November since 1977, in honor of the arrival of the Garifuna people to Belize in 1802. The celebration, a national public and bank holiday, includes various events throughout the country. In San Pedro Town, the local branch of the National Garifuna Council observed the festivities under the theme ‘Lererun Garifuna Laguchabei Labagaridun Garifunaduau-Garifuna Language is the Foundation of Garifuna Survival!’