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November 15 2013

Les damnés de Las Palmas

Sur les côtes des îles Canaries, au large du Sahara occidental, des marins des pays de l'Est et d'Afrique sont abandonnés sans salaire après des mois en mer, escroqués par des armateurs insolvables ou mafieux. Loin des regards, sur cet archipel à la croisée des continents, l'entraide s'organise. / (...) / Espagne, Russie, Ukraine, Entreprise, Mer, Pétrole, Transports, Travail, Belize, Afrique de l'Ouest, Pêche, Canaries - 2013/05

July 12 2013

June 19 2013

Belize: Conservation Limits?

Belize is facing a difficult balancing act when it comes to determining the limits of environmental and cultural conservation.

Kevin Edmonds at nacla blog explains.

January 16 2013

Belize, St. Vincent: Garifuna Culture

…the Garifuna language, which integrates Arawak and Carib, and which was declared a ‘masterpiece of the oral intangible heritage of humanity' by UNESCO in 2001, is severely threatened. It possesses forms and structures used exclusively by males, and is the only survivor of the island languages descended from Arawakan.

In The Los Angeles Review of Books, Robin Llewellyn reviews a study of the Garifuna (Black Carib) by Professor Joseph Palacio.

November 13 2012

Blogging Contest Focuses on Child Development

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has announced its first contest for bloggers, which will focus on issues related to child development:

Now is your chance to share your ideas! You can tell us about a child development success story in your country or analyze various innovative methodologies. The topic is open. In order to participate, you just have to get your creative juices flowing and share your winning idea with us.

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October 04 2012

Belize: The LGBT Community Seeks A Strategic Plan

How do we get political and build alliances in a small civil society environment where organizations are sheepish to take a public stand?

Caleb Orozco asks how the LGBT community in Belize should strategize in response to the opposition of gay rights by religious leaders.

December 15 2011

Trinidad & Tobago, Belize: Gay Rights

Globewriter notes that some of the more homophobic nations are getting “their knickers in a twist” over the Obama administration's statement at the UN “that it is standing up for the rights of LGBT people worldwide”, calling the Belizean Prime Minister “about as enlightened to human rights as a lamppost…so sad that LGBT people – the operative word being PEOPLE – have to live surrounded by such ignorance and hate.”

September 20 2011

Belize: First Prime Minister Passes On

“Belize’s founding father and first prime minister has died at the age of 92,” notes Repeating Islands; Life in a Banana Republic writes about her memories of the man, saying: “I shared a historical moment with the first Prime Minister of Belize with Rt. Hon. George Cadle Price, and I thank him for that wonderful lifetime memory.”

July 25 2011

Caribbean: Commonwealth Stories for Online Time Capsule

The Royal Commonwealth Society is creating the world's largest online time capsule in honour of HM Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee in 2012 and wants regional/Commonwealth bloggers to share their stories. Get involved, here.

March 04 2011

November 05 2010

TERRA 541: Ceiba: Nature and the Maya Creation

Based at archaeological sites across Belize, CEIBA tells the story of wildlife in the Maya creation myth, at the center of which is the Ceiba tree - the bridge between the heavens, earth and the underworld.
TERRA 541: Ceiba: Nature and the Maya Creation

Based at archaeological sites across Belize, CEIBA tells the story of wildlife in the Maya creation myth, at the center of which is the Ceiba tree - the bridge between the heavens, earth and the underworld.

June 30 2010

Belize: Mayans Win Right to Land

By Janine Mendes-Franco

Repeating Islands reports on a landmark court ruling “in favor of 38 Mayan Communities in the Toledo District”, which confirms their rights to the land surrounding their communities.

February 26 2010

Belize: Teachers' Strike

Teachers are on strike in an effort to secure a pay raise: Belizean reports.

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February 12 2010

Belize: Borderline

Belizean reports that the country's Prime Minister “has urged caution on the part of Belize Defense Force army activities on the southern border with Guatemala” in the context of an ongoing border dispute.

January 04 2010

Caribbean: Farewell 2009

Caribbean bloggers bid 2009 farewell - BeachLime says: “The only sure thing that's going to happen in 2010 is that it will prove to be a challenging one for Bermudians”; Belizean provides a comprehensive end of year review and Caribbean Free Radio tells the story of her year in pictures.

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