Highlights



Celebrate Belizeans every month:

MARCH 2019

Hon Dean Barrow

Rt. Hon. Dean Barrow.  Prime Minister of Belize, February 2008.

Dean Oliver Barrow was born in Belize City, Belize, on March 2, 1951. Education: University of the West Indies, Cave Hill, Barbados (LL.B. 1973); Norman Manley Law School, Mona, Kingston, Jamaica (Certificate of Legal Education, 1975; University of Miami School of Law (L.M., 1981); University of Miami (M.A. International Relations). Admitted to the Belize Bar in 1975…Read More

Said Musa

Rt. Hon. Said Wilbert Musa. Belize’s third Prime Minister since independence in 1981, Said Musa was born in San Ignacio, Cayo District on March 19, 1944. His early education was had at St. Andrew’s Primary School in San Ignacio, after which he attended high school at St. Michael’s College in Belize City and later St. John’s College Junior College…Read More

Nick Pollard

Nicholas Anthony Ignatius Pollard Sr. (1924-2003). A Belizean politician and trade union leader, Nicholas Pollard was born on March 22, 1924, in Bacalar, Quintana Roo, Mexico, to Belizean parents. In Belize City, he attended Holy Redeemer and St. Ignatius primary schools, and St. John’s College high school…Read More

Leo Bradley

Leo Bradley, Senior, M.B.E., J.P. (1926-2001).  Born in Caye Caulker, Belize, on March 25, 1926, Leo Bradley received his early education at Holy Redeemer Primary School, and St. John’s College. He was employed by the Government of Belize, serving in the Post Office, Labor and Public Works departments…Read More

FEBRUARY 2019

George Gabb

George Seymour Gabb, M.B.E.,1928-2007. Born in Belize City, Belize, on February 28, 1928, George Gabb received only a primary school education, but evolved as Belize’s foremost sculptor as well as excelling as a painter, playwright and poet…Read More

Samuel Haynes

Samuel Alfred Haynes (1899-1971). Born in Belize, Samuel Haynes was a Black Belizean soldier. He was a leader of the 1919 riot by returning soldiers who had fought in World War I and refused to accept racial discrimination at home in Belize…Read More

JANUARY 2019

George Price
The Right Honourable George Cadle Price (1919-2011). The eldest of 10 children, George Price was born on January 15, 1919 in Belize City, Belize. Receiving his primary education at Holy Redeemer School, he attended St. John’s College High School from 1931-1935, after which he spent the next 9 years at St. Augustine’s Minor Seminary in Mississippi, USA, and Mayor Seminario Conciliar in Guatemala City…Read More
Antonio Soberanis
Antonio Soberanis Gomez (1897-1975). A labour activist, Antonio Soberanis is regarded as the father of the Belizean labour movement. He came to prominence in early 1934 when he took part in a demonstration organized by the “Unemployed Brigade”…Read More

DECEMBER 

Sir Edney Cain

Sir Henry Edney Conrad Cain (1924-2008). An outstanding career public servant who served the people and government of Belize for some 51 years, Sir Edney Cain lived during a generation that measured men by their honesty and their courage…Read More

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Vivien Andy Palacio (1960-2008). A serious music and cultural activist, Andy Palacio was born in the small southern coastal village of Barranco, Belize, on December 2, 1960. Described as the most popular musician in Belize, he was committed to preserving his unique Garifuna culture…Read More

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Dame Elmira Minita Gordon, GCMG, GCVO. Born on December 30, 1930, in Belize City Dame Minita Gordon has the distinction of being Belize’s first Governor General from its independence to 1993, being the first woman in a Commonwealth realm to assume that position…Read More

NOVEMBER 

John Alexander Watler

John Alexander Watler.  was born in Monkey River, Belize, in November 6, 1938. He died on December 23, 2015 at the age of 77. John Watler has for over four decades been  involved in newspaper reporting, writing short stories, poetry, plays and folklore…Read More

Sir Colville N Young

Dr. Sir Colville Norbert Young, GCMG, MBE. Serving as Belize’s Governor General since 1993, Sir Colville was born on November 20, 1932. His education went from St. Michael’s College in Belize City, 1945-1950, a First Class Teachers’ Certificate in 1955, to attendance at the University of the West Indies from 1958-1961 where he earned a Bachelor’s degree with honours in English...Read More

 OCTOBER 

Simon Lamb was born on the 14th day of  October, in the year 1833-1914, in the settlement of Belize. This most patriotic of Belizeans spanned the 19th and 20th centuries, and was instrumental in keeping alive the 10th of September celebrations…Read More

Zelma Edgell

Zelma Edgell. Known to many as “Zee” Edgell, Zelma is a Black Creole author who was born in Belize City, Belize, on October 21, 1940. In 1965 she received her diploma in Journalism from the school of modern language at the Polytechnic of Central London, after which she continued her education at the University of the West Indies…Read More

Rev. James Alexander Christopher Elliott (1877-1961). Born in Belize City, Belize, on October 30, 1877, James Elliott received his early education at Wesley Primary School and Wesley High School. After teaching for a short while, in 1918 he became ordained into the Methodist ministry…Read More

SEPTEMBER 

Milton Arana

Milton Arana. Born in Belize, Milton Arana in his early days won several national competitions in poetry, essays and short stories. He received a Bachelor’s degree from the University of the West Indies, and subsequently a Master’s and a PhD in Education…Read More

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Alice Gibson. Born on September 3, 1923, in Belize City, Belize, Alice Gibson spans a broad and varied career in the public service. With firm family roots in the Anglican Church, her early education was had at St. John’s Primary School…Read More

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Thomas Vincent Ramos, (1887-1955). Born in Puerto Cortez, Honduras, on September 17, 1887, T.V. Ramos was educated at Wesleyan Methodist Primary Schools in Stann Creek Town and Belize City...Read More

AUGUST 

Norma Young (Nee Grant) born on August 24, 1926, in Belize City. She received her early education at Wesley Primary School and was awarded a scholarship to attend St. Catherine’s Academy, graduated in 1944. She married Hon. Horace Young in 1949…Read More

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Hon. Albert Edward Cattouse, born on August 12th, 1892, he was a Legislator, Merchant, Minister of Local Government, Social Welfare and Cooperative. He was the Minister of Public Works, Power and Communications and was the Deputy Leader in the People United Party (PUP)…Read More

JULY 

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Horace Walwyn Young, CBE, QC. Born in Belize City on July 5, 1922, Horace Young, after completing his secondary education in 1937 at St. George’s College (now Wesley College), took up employment in the government service…Read More

 

Aston Gill. Within the annals of Cross Country Cycling in Belize, the name of Aston Gill is prominent as one of the pioneers and pacemakers of this event. Born in Belize City, Belize, on July 25, 1915, Aston Gill’s early education was at St. Mary’s and Baptist primary schools…Read More

 

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Phillip Stanley Wilberforce Goldson (1923-2001). Born of humble parentage on July 25, 1923, in Belize City, Belize, Phillip Goldson started life as a person of modest means and was able within his 78 years to soar above the various diverse circumstances that would govern his illustrious life…Read More

JUNE 

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Cleopatra White M.B.E., J.P. (1898-1987) was born in Belize on June 28, 1898, and received her education at Zella Braddick’s Private School, J.B. Watson’s Evening School, and at Ebenezer Primary School. As a strong Methodist she is credited with founding the Ebenezer Church choir and the Women’s League… Read More

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Henry C. Fairweather, M.B.E., J.P. (1906-2002). Born on the 27th of June, 1906 he is one of Belize’s first qualified Land Surveyors and Town Planner. He planned and rebuilt Corozal after Hurricane Janet in 1955... Read More

Sir George Brown-w

Sir George Brown (1942-2007). Born on the 13th of June, 1942 to Mrs. Elma Priscilla an Mr. Noel Todd Brown, Sir George recalls his birth place, Gales Point Manatee, vividly, especially the days when he and his older brother Hector used to sail at least five miles in a dorey to a sawmill to visit his father who was a millwright...Read More

 

MAY 

 

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Right Honourable Dr. Manuel Esquivel. Born on May 2, 1940 in Belize City, Belize, Manuel Esquivel earned a Bachelor of Science in physics at Loyola University in New Orleans. He subsequently pursued post-graduate studies in physics at Bristol University, England… Read More

 

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Raymond Barrow (1920-2006). Born in Belize on May 1, 1920, after an illustrious career as an attorney and poet, Raymond Barrow died on October 14, 2006. His early education was at Wesley Primary School, and St. John’s College…Read More

 

Zoila Ellis-Browne. Born in Dangriga, Belize, on May 13, 1957, Zolia Ellis from the age of eight years began writing poems and short stories. She studied law at the University of the West Indies from 1974-1980…Read More