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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Apolonio Chun 
11/11/07

How did you learn about this Seine Bight Website? Through Research

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I enjoy reading about the culture. ecpecially about the music which i really enjoy.


Rosa Amaya 
11/06/07

How did you learn about this Seine Bight Website? I was looking for information 4 a cousin

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Hi, I Love your presentation ofyour culture. I'm from Belize C.A. Border with Guatemala and Mexico.


Sharon Sambula Williams 
11/06/07

How did you learn about this Seine Bight Website? I was searching on google

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I am a student and was doing a research for school.  I came across your website which I found it very informative.


kayla and oscar 
11/04/07

How did you learn about this Seine Bight Website? Oscar told me about it

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thanks for the info,Very Educational Take care-


Richard A Eagan 
10/26/07

How did you learn about this Seine Bight Website? friend

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Belize.....Beautiful. I am!


Maxwell Valerio 
10/03/07

How did you learn about this Seine Bight Website? By searching

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Me, myself is from beautiful Seine Bight Village.  I grew up in Seine Bight with the Valerio famly. I love my village.


Mervin Lambey 
09/20/07

How did you learn about this Seine Bight Website? Google

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Mervin Lambey...Amazing. I was reading the section on fishing techniques. This internet is really changing the way we live. Imagine if my great grandmother was around now. She wouldn't believe it just as she didn't believe it when t.v. first got to Belize. Really interesting. 


Yvonne Anderson 
09/18/07

How did you learn about this Seine Bight Website? Google

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The site is wonderful. Reading the list of teachers brought back memories, good ones. Seeing my father, Benjamin Ciego named among his peers brought back memories of all the teachers. I remembered many of them growing up. Many are gone, but they are not forgotten. Their contribution to the education of rural Belize must be acknowledged. They brought knowledge and education to places where the conditions were at times difficult, but they preserved to educate in spite of it. In my humble of opinion, the current leadership of Belize owe a debt to those early pioneers because they were willing to endure hardships because they believed in the power of education. After reading the name of many of relatives, I gladly acknowledge my roots - birthplace of great-grandmother.


Mirza Henderson 
09/15/07

How did you learn about this Seine Bight Website? Online

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Outstanding Job! I am very proud of what you are doing. This web-site will allow me to teach my children and future generation to come about our culture and traditions. I am very happy to say that I am a Garifuna and I want my children to feel the same way. You are awesome!


mrs. iris nixon anasine 
09/06/07

How did you learn about this Seine Bight Website? researching material for project

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thank you for sharing and do keep up the  good work. african history is important. AFRICANRISE


Cynthia Rosinda Garcia-Sallis 
08/15/07

How did you learn about this Seine Bight Website? Found it on Google

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My name is Cynthia Garcia-Sallis and my father was born in Dangriga or Stan Creek. His name is Oscar Alan Garcia who live in Los Angeles, California.  I was born in Tegucigalpa, Honduras but grew up in the Bannacca Bay Island (Guanaja).  I do not speak Garifuna but I am interested in learning all I can of the culture. Growing up in Honduras, people were not always very kind to people of Garifuna descent. Most of the people that I meet from Belize say that I would be classified as Creole. Can someone explain this to me, as to why?
 
Anyone that would like to communicate with me about this, please contact me. I live in Atlanta, Georgia. I have one son and he was born on 19 November and my father told me of how special that date is to his people. I am happy to learn more about my culture.


LEROY LOPEZ 
08/12/07

How did you learn about this Seine Bight Website? INTERNET

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I WAS BORN IN SEINE BIGHT VILLAGE. MY PARENTS ARE STEPHEN AND J0SEPHINE LOPEZ. RELOCATE OT GEORGE TOWN VILLAGE AND THEN TO INDEPENDENCE VILLAGE. I CAME TO UNITED STATES YEAR OF 1982, RESIDE IN NEW YORK, LOS ANGELES, CHICAGO AND NOW IN SOUTH FLORIDA, FORT LAUDERDALE. I HAVE MADE SEVERAL TRIPS TO MY VILLAGE AND I HAVE TO SAY I'M PROUD TO SAY THAT IMPROVEMENTS HAVE BEEN MADE. THANKS TO ALL WHO GOT INVOLVED AND MORE WORK NEED TO BE DONE. I PLANNED TO ONE DAY COME BACK TO MY ROOTS AND DO MY PART OF CONTRIBUTION. THANKS TO BENJY AS I KNOW HIM AND HIS SEINE BIGHT.COM STAFF AND FAMILY.    


maria huezo 
08/07/07

How did you learn about this Seine Bight Website? Through my son who is half Garifuna

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I enjoyed reading Mr. Palacio's essays on the different topics (my son Carlos translated all of them for me).  We are planning a trip to Belize and I was  only familiar with Dangriga and Punta Gorda  now we have another MUST stop whenever we make the trip.  Thank you for educating us non-garifunas and showing us  another beautiful place in Belize.


Liz Moreira 
08/03/07

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

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 Our garifuna culture is very rich and I proud to be one.

Ubafu.


Rosita Alvarez 
06/22/07

How did you learn about this Seine Bight Website? Through Garifuna Heritage Foundation. Org

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Seine Bight.Com is a beautiful  and very informative website. 
 As you are aware all of our Garifuna historical info has been
given to us, by our elders just relating it. Therefore, with all this modern technology that is available, we are now writing our Garifuna History. 
Keep on  writing our Garifuna History ! so we all may learn and hopefully pass on this valuable information to our children.  

Gumanana san tou? 

Rosita


ROBERTO ALVAREZ CHIMILIO 
06/10/07

How did you learn about this Seine Bight Website? SURFING THE WEB

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YOU ARE THE BEST THANK FOR THE WEBSIDE   I LOVE IT


Alison 
06/01/07

How did you learn about this Seine Bight Website? Trying to learn about the Garifuna

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Great site! Lots of information that I didn't find elsewhere. Thank you to Seine Bight and everyone who contributed.


Jessica 
05/30/07

How did you learn about this Seine Bight Website? GAHFU

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I love this website, It makes me be proud to be from Seine Bight. Keep up the great work!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


A LLYJACKIE 
05/25/07

How did you learn about this Seine Bight Website? SURFING THE WEB

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AN INFORMATIVE SIGHT. EXCELLENT WORK. LOVE IT. THANK YOU


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05/22/07

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Myra Speelmans 
05/20/07

How did you learn about this Seine Bight Website? Searching Information about the Garifuna People

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I think that this is a good initiative. I will continue with my search.


David & Rachel Edgerton 
05/13/07

How did you learn about this Seine Bight Website? Roberts Grove Resort

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My wife and I recently visited Seine Bight while on vacation in the area.  We would like to thank the people of Seine Bight for their friendliness and for their warm hospitality.  A special thanks to Lola for her beautiful art which we proudly display in our home and to Jacqueline for taking time out of her day to visit with me at the clinic.  We cannot wait to plan our next visit to your wonderful village.  Thanks again, The Edgerton's.


Deborah 
05/08/07

How did you learn about this Seine Bight Website? via the search engines

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Hello,
This place has inspired me and I believe home has been found. Please, are there homes for rent or to buy in this village? Thanks for your time and energy.


brian martinez 
05/08/07

How did you learn about this Seine Bight Website? surfing

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Glad to see an official website that represents Seine Bight.  You guys are doing a great job.  I am the grandson of DJ Augustine.  Son of Matthew Martinez and  Alice Augustine.

Keep up the great work!


Lauren Lopez 
04/30/07

How did you learn about this Seine Bight Website? out of curiousity

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 Originally born,  In am very proud of this website especially when i saw my grandfather Beck Lopez picture in itand seeing what village was before and now.  KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK.     


nina 
04/28/07

How did you learn about this Seine Bight Website? my grandmom

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I am  a garifuna woman who has almost lost my Garifuna identity I intend to reconnect
this is my webpage  http://www.milliondollarbody.com/ninasfitness


Lola 
04/25/07

How did you learn about this Seine Bight Website? searching web

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Hi,

I stumbled upon this site accidentally and so glad to read everyone's feedback.  I am a proud Garifuna-American who do not speak the language and so eager to learn.  Unfortunately, its not until the passing of "mama" in 2005 that I yearn this hunger.  My father has since moved back home to Masca, Honduras and my mother is from Dangriga, Belize.  And know, I don't have that easy access that I once had.  Does anyone know of any lessons in the East Coast (NYC)? 

Lola
Waruguma miritu


ava ford 
04/24/07

How did you learn about this Seine Bight Website? my sister Liz

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I was born in Belize, and it's nice to go back home through the internet. I just love it.  Thanks to you guys for making it possible.


Sandy Hubbard 
04/12/07

How did you learn about this Seine Bight Website? NPR interviewed a Garifuna singer

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I had never heard of the Garifuna until yesterday while listening to an interview of Andy Palacio on National Public Radio.  While he was there to discuss his upcoming CD, he told a brief story of the Garifuna and the 1675 shipwreck.  I cannot believe I have never heard of this story before.  It is an incredible piece of history that every American school child should know about.
As a well educated African American woman, former International Flight Attendant and now an educator, I just cannot believe more people have never heard of this unique culture. 
Thank you for your wonderful website.  I will be planning a vacation to Belize soon, so that I can learn more about these resilient, strong people. 


Ana Bardales 
04/10/07

How did you learn about this Seine Bight Website? internet hopping

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I would love to  learn more from my culture.  My grandmother is half garifuna and as like some lost her language. Sad to say, we also lost our  history like any other  person who migrated to the united states. I personally would like to know some of were we come from. My family is from puerto barrios Guatemala(El rastro)

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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).