The Official Website Of Seine Bight Village Guest Book
Benjamin E. Palacio, Ph.D., F.R.C. - WebMaster

UNESCO Declaration: On May 18th 2001, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, UNESCO, proclaimed the Garifuna Language, Music and Dance a Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity.
 



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Lola of Lola's Art 
04/08/07

How did you learn about this Seine Bight Website? on my way to the Seine Bight Official Web Site

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I moved here from Belize City fifteen years ago and have never regretted a single day.  The people are loving, kind and caring, a peaceful, beautiful place to raise children in a unique cultural setting.  God bless Seine Bight!


Loretta Abea-Vellair 
04/05/07

How did you learn about this Seine Bight Website? I am a Belizean

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I am a proud Belizean and even though I am not a Garifuna person, I feel strongly that some how my surname has a connection with African/Garifuna heritage.  I have never taken the time to do a research, hopefully one day I will.  My greatest desire is one day to visit Africa and meet my true ancestors.

Keep up the good work and may God continue to bless you this day and always.

Loretta


Maria Aytes 
04/04/07

How did you learn about this Seine Bight Website? Wayne Cruz in Placencia

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Our group of college students from Martin University, Indianapolis, IN, USA, visited Belize from 3/10/07 to 3/18/07.  We rode through Seine Bight on the way to Placencia.  I love Seine Bight.  I love the culture and people.  I met Wayne Cruz on The Sidewalk, trying to find my way to the Art N Soul Gallery.  We became well-acquainted.  He walked my daughter and I to the Gallery and told us about Seine Bight.  I asked about developers attempting to take the land, and that I wanted to help the people of Seine Bight.  I truly do.  After graduation, I am coming back to Belize to retire at age 54.  I want to volunteer any help that I can.  I felt like Belize was my home.  I cried all the way back to the U.S.  If there is any property off the beaten path, please let me know.

From my heart to yours,

Maria


Maura Guity 
03/26/07

How did you learn about this Seine Bight Website? find out about my culture that is garifuna for a presentation in my class.

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I am very proud of being garifuna . first of all I am proud because I now how to speak my language, thing that not every garifuna people can say.

Thanks for create this site it is beautiful


Diane 
03/16/07

How did you learn about this Seine Bight Website? I wanted to learn more about Garifuna culture because I work with several youngsters of Garifuna descent. I found your site through Google Image.

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I know a little about Garifuna culture because of what some of my former students and a Garifuna colleague have shared with me.  Thank you for teaching me more about your beautiful, rich culture.  I will return to your site and direct my students there so that they can learn more too and be proud of their heritage.


Bevern Brackin 
03/07/07

How did you learn about this Seine Bight Website? I was doing some research about Garifuna culture

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Hi  my name is bevern

 

I am from the island of St. Vincent and of Carib descent. My mother is from the village of sandy bay , a  Carib village on the island. I do not know much about Garifuna culture  and I was pleasantly surprised to find so much information this site. The Garifuna people in St.Vincent are not as lucky as you in Belize and other islands because much is not known about our heritage and the language in particular is not spoken.  I am happy to find  a site that is dedicated to preserving the culture of our people.

 

 


jenicia 
02/28/07

How did you learn about this Seine Bight Website? Thruough website

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Hi, I am drawn to the lady (K.Lucas) who wrote in earlier. I am in a similiar situatuion as hers with regards to being born a garinagu but lost my understanding of the laguage due to moving away as a child. I would like to get in touch with her to discuss more about her research to learning the language. If you are reading, please get in touch . Would love to hear your story. Jenicia


Daina Perry 
02/27/07

How did you learn about this Seine Bight Website? google

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I am very fascinated by the culture of Belize in general and now the people who have held on to their culture without allowing change to drown their way of life. I have a biracial( half American multiracial /and belizian american child ) her family does not admit to being of the Garifungu(sp?) culture and it saddens me since I cannot see any reason that they would not let her learn of your rich heritage.  I am a student and would love to come to Belize to study further for myself with my children.


Lanie Baer 
02/17/07

How did you learn about this Seine Bight Website? Surfing online

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Greetings from Malibu California! We are coming to visit your beautiful town in March and are really looking forward to it. This website was very informative and I was happy to have found it. See you all soon. Peace


Rose Augusitne 
02/09/07

How did you learn about this Seine Bight Website? forward to me via email

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By reading this article I gained a better understanding on some of the history behind my fathers ancestral traditions. I will continue with my quest in learning everything I can about my Garifuna heritage in order to pass on to my children.  


Adrian 
02/09/07

How did you learn about this Seine Bight Website? internet

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the site is very informative, it even reminds me of being a garifuna. hats off to the creators. good day!!


Spin The Globe 
02/09/07

How did you learn about this Seine Bight Website? websearch

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Found your site while researching Garifuna music for my radio show. Thanks for the info. Great site.

Cheers,
dj earball of Spin The Globe radio


Marconi leal 
02/07/07

How did you learn about this Seine Bight Website? researching info for la ruta maya 07

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I am a Belizean and I read the letter concerning the portrayal of garinagu ancestry in the movie "Pirates of the Caribbean" and I am upset at those who do not rely on the true historical facts of cultures that exist around the world, just to make money.  It is disrespectful and shameful on their behalf, but expected from the "White" domination of the world especially America. "who the cap fits, let them wear it"!  We should be proud that we have a true identify where we can rest our shoulders.
Thank you!


Karen Smith 
01/29/07

How did you learn about this Seine Bight Website? a friend e-mail me an article

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Very nice & informative


K. Lucas 
01/20/07

How did you learn about this Seine Bight Website? Browsing the web

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I'm a 28 year old garinagu woman, who didn't have the privilege of learning to speak the garifuna language when I was younger but now that I'm older I'm doing all the research that I can to find out how to speak my language and hopefully plan to go to Stann Creek where my family is from to learn further. Thank you so much for this website, it is a help to me for which I will never be able to repay you, it's because of your time and patience that young garinagu people who want to get in touch with their roots can do so. Please continue with your work.


richard barlet 
01/07/07

How did you learn about this Seine Bight Website? internet

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good luck to all, happy new year! will be visiting march 2007


Jay H Cruz 
01/06/07

How did you learn about this Seine Bight Website? On-line search

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Thanks for your website,  I am doing a presentation tonight on the Garifuna people at our Epiphany Celebration.  In particular I am talking about the John Canoe Dance.  I am still fascinated with this culture.  I am Belizean by birth now living in Austin Texas.

 

Best wishes to the Garifuna Peoples!

 

Jay


Ubafu Martinez 
12/28/06

How did you learn about this Seine Bight Website? i like it. It's a complete look of the past and present Seine Bight

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 Our culture continues strong


Andrea 
11/24/06

How did you learn about this Seine Bight Website? friend recommended it when i needed to find some info on the garinagu people

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Very informative site with excellent graphics to complement the information.


Daemion Diego 
11/20/06

How did you learn about this Seine Bight Website? I wasn't aware, until I type the word Garinagu.

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Your site is very interesting and want to say congratulation on the job well done.


Carolee Palacio 
11/16/06

How did you learn about this Seine Bight Website? My father is from there, Francis Palacio Sr.

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Amazing, i love it ,so much information  i never knew.Balbino is my grandfather.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Guest 
11/16/06

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I think that there should be a more on the types of food. I was trying to do a home work on the deferent types of but could not find about  them at all on any websites.



Andronico Tut 
11/14/06

How did you learn about this Seine Bight Website? I was just browsing for garinagu information

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It is a very good website.  I enjoy reading about the Garinagus in Belize.  Keep the good work


Orlando Pulido 
11/13/06

How did you learn about this Seine Bight Website? From a cyber friend

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I love your colorful site. I am in constant search to learn more about the richness of the Garifuna culture. Well job done, webmaster!


Lmma 
11/12/06

How did you learn about this Seine Bight Website? i was doing a research for my nephew

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i am a proud belizean born to hispanic parents but i admire the the garifuna culture. in its own unique and wonderful.


Jim T 
11/12/06

How did you learn about this Seine Bight Website? google search for Garifuna dictionary

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What a great site, I love the way it is so easy to navigate. I have been reading about Garifuna history for some time, and this site has shown me that there is still a lot I can learn..well done


Loretta Lucas 
11/12/06

How did you learn about this Seine Bight Website? I was Just exploring the net

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The Garifuna culture is one of the best on the planet, Earth.  I am very proud that God has given me the opportunity  to have and such such rich and dyinamic culture.


Rosin Chavarria 
10/31/06

How did you learn about this Seine Bight Website? Surfing the web.

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I'm very impress with the Garifuna Culture. I think the people are very proud of their culture & history. The Garifuna Historical Foundation and everyone are doing a good job preserving its heritage.  Very proud to be a Belizean and to have the Garifuna Culture apart of me.


theo 
10/29/06

How did you learn about this Seine Bight Website? looked it up

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 my name is theo im 20 years old i live in boston massachusetts my mother is deseneded from african american slaves from alabama and my father from the garifuna in honduras. i became curious as to where my fathers family desended from when i was 14 because even though they kept telling me honduras i new we were not  hispanic. my high cheek bones and somtimes yellow, orange or reddish brown skin proved that but its good to know their are other people out in the world that havent forgotten about where they came from or want to know. some day i hope to go see my family still in honduras


Lynn 
10/26/06

How did you learn about this Seine Bight Website? From my friend @ myspace.com

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I'm also a Belizean Native. My friend from Belize, now lives in South Carolina (USA). We love our country Belize. Even though we live in the US, we still value our culture & people. This is a great website. Keep it up!!
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According to MasterFisherman Balbino Palacio, - Seine Bight village was ideal for fishing but the peninsula was not so ideal for farming hence they found it neccesary to cross the lagoon west to the main land for more fertile farming land. They farmed near-by and went as far inland to where it is now George Town (then called Wahaleaf / California).