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‘Voices from the Village’ News

JPs look to better relations with new Government

Friday, February 3, 2012 17:03

Belize City, January 31, 2011 The Association of Justices of the Peace & Commissioners of the Supreme Court held its 11th Annual General Meeting on Sunday, 29th January, 2012, at B.I.M.  Justices of the Peace from all over the country arrived and the meeting started at 9:30 a.m.  The guest speaker ...

SEINE BIGHT

SEINE BIGHT

Friday, March 5, 2010 10:18

Elizabeth Pridgeon Readers who are familiar with this column may remember that many months ago, I intended to do a ‘Voices of the Village’ article from Seine Bight on a trip to the Placencia Peninsula, but changed my ...

LUCKY STRIKE

LUCKY STRIKE

Friday, February 26, 2010 8:06

Elizabeth Pridgeon Mid-way up the Old Northern Highway is the quaint, yet ever changing, village of Lucky Strike.  Once the stopping point for transport networks from the northern regions of the country to the City, Lucky Strike made ...

BULLET TREE FALLS

BULLET TREE FALLS

Friday, February 19, 2010 10:20

Elizabeth Pridgeon Nestled just a couple of miles northwest of San Ignacio is the tranquil village of Bullet Tree Falls.  Until a decade or so again, the village was a simple Spanish-speaking community, unknown by many, and only ...

Voices of the Village

Voices of the Village

Friday, February 5, 2010 8:33

GRACIE ROCK Elizabeth Pridgeon Many people consider Gracie Rock to be home to the national youth Cadet Service Corps and not much else.  But this couldn’t be further from the truth: Gracie Rock is a vibrant yet staggered village ...

Voices of the Village

Friday, January 29, 2010 11:00

CHAN CHEN Elizabeth Pridgeon Just a few miles north of Corozal is the little known village of Chan Chen, nestled close to the Northern Highway, and within a short distance of minor road networks between Patchakan, Santa Rosa and the Santa Elena northern border with Mexico. Chan Chen was founded in 1880 by ...

VALLEY OF PEACE

Friday, January 15, 2010 6:37

Elizabeth Pridgeon Thirty years ago, El Salvador was in the early grips of a crippling civil war which had been stewing for years, and hundreds of thousands of Salvadorans were increasingly desperate to seek refuge in nearby ‘safelands’.  Following the coup of 1979, Belize realised the urgency of assisting its regional ...

LAGUNA

LAGUNA

Friday, December 4, 2009 7:43

Elizabeth Pridgeon In the mid-nineteenth century, a group of Ketchi Maya who had fled forced labour and discrimination in Via Alta Paz in Guatemala the previous century, again were forced to flee suffering and strife in their ‘home’ ...

Garifuna Voices of the Village

Wednesday, November 18, 2009 6:48

Elizabeth Pridgeon Voices of the Village is a weekly column that travels around the country, reporting on issues of concern or celebration in various villages throughout the six districts of the country.  This week, rather than focus on one village ...

HATTIEVILLE

HATTIEVILLE

Friday, November 13, 2009 6:18

Elizabeth Pridgeon Although one of the more recent villages of Belize, Hattieville has certainly seen a transformation over its short life since the village’s inception in 1961 following the devastating ...