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The Best of the Central American country of Belize in Social Media, curated to reduce the noise - Updated Daily...http://www.belizenet.com
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Images from teh National Archives UK of former British Honduras

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A Fashion Tribute to Belizean History

A Fashion Tribute to Belizean History | Belize in Social Media | Scoop.it

As the smoke of the magnificent fireworks dissipated at midnight on the Eve of Independence, many felt a swell of patriotic pride. The entire country celebrated and expressed their “Belizean Pride” in different ways; we parade, we decorate, and we dance. But a trio of Belizeans decided to do something unique this year. Designer Rebecca Stirm, history student Cherisse Halsall, and photographer Monica Gallardo partnered to reveal the stories of four outstanding Belizean Historical figures - through fashion.

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A Short History of Belize

A Short History of Belize | Belize in Social Media | Scoop.it

For some reason the article says "Belize Tourism" when it really is a short history of the country of Belize.

 

"...Numerous ruins indicate that for hundreds of years Belize was heavily populated by the Maya Indians, whose relatively advanced civilization reached its height between A.D. 250 and 900. Eventually the civilization declined leaving behind small groups whose offspring still exist in Belize contributing positively to the culturally diverse population..."

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Garifuna People and Culture in Central America

Garifuna People and Culture in Central America | Belize in Social Media | Scoop.it
Brief History of Garifunas Afro-Caribbean Garifunas originated with the arrival of West African slaves who washed ashore on the Caribbean island of St.
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Kaitlin Young's curator insight, December 14, 2014 3:39 PM

The Garifuna people of the Caribbean and Central America are a great representation how the movement of people can create diverse and interesting cultures. Their culture combines aspects of Caribbean farming and fishing traditions with African and South American music, dance, and spiritual practices. The culture is defined by its dancing and drum music, and its complex language. UNESCO declared the Gerifuna culture as a “Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity,” since it remains as an amalgamation of many different cultures.  

 
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A journey through Garifuna history

Amidst the challenging socioeconomic realities of Garifuna communities and the constraints of Garifuna leadership to collectively define, promote and pursue development opportunities for their people, the annual revelry that defines Garifuna...
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Rubber Trees in Belize: Making the Mayan Ball Game possible since 1600 BC.

Rubber Trees in Belize: Making the Mayan Ball Game possible since 1600 BC. | Belize in Social Media | Scoop.it

Short article about the rubber tree in Belize.

 

"...In 1770, the Rubber tree was first observed in England by Joseph Priestley, he noticed that a piece of the material was extremely good for rubbing off pencil marks on paper, hence the name rubber..."

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Belize Field Notes: Nocturnal Visitor

Belize Field Notes: Nocturnal Visitor | Belize in Social Media | Scoop.it

A remote camera captures the culprit visiting every night.

 

"So we had this hole in our downstairs door. And after a while, there was a sort of well-worn path to it. Finally got the remote camera up last night ... and here's the culprit:.."

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