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    Happy 10th of September!!! Battle of St. George's Caye! Hip Hip Hooray!!!

    September Tenth: the Birth Of A Nation?

    The independent Belize was born on September 21st. 1981, but the argument that the nation of Belize was born on September 10, 1798 is coming into increasing currency.
    Yesterday, The Institute for Social and Cultural Research along with NICH launched a booklet titled: St. George's Caye: The Birthplace of a Nation. The compilers say the booklet which is a compilation of some of the works of Belize's best researchers was borne out of the need for proper resource material on Belize's History. Nigel Encalada, Director for Social and Cultural Research tells us more:

    Nigel Encalada, Director - Instutute of Social & Cultural Research
    "The book includes 3 papers, the first paper is one that looks at the decision that was made on June 1, 1797 to stay and defend the settlement, it was not an easy decision but a crucial decision and that led to a year later the battle of St. George's Caye with the successful defense of the settlement. The second paper then deals with that the battle of St. George's Caye done by Belize's most foremost researcher on the battle of St. George's Caye Mr. Francis Humfreys who is a principal at Ecumenical school. So that paper is there and it is up to date, it looks at all the information that he has gathered about the story leading up to the battle of St. George's Caye. And the short period thereafter. The third paper looks at the archaeology of St. George's Caye base on work that has been ongoing for the last 2 years with Dr. Jaime Awe and James Garbutt at St. George's Caye. The book has approximately 40 pages and it includes about 4 pages of maps, tables, diagrams, sketches, maps to try and give it the visual appeal especially as it relates, obviously there are no photos that date back to that time but we manage to get old maps. The sketches of the battleships that were used, the gun flats, the HMS Merlin and the flagship of the Spanish fleet and so it's meant to draw your attention. Start with the pictures and then do the reading."

    The forty page compilation research based booklet will be distributed to primary, secondary and tertiary institutions country-wide. If you wish to get a copy for yourself they will also be on sale at the House of Culture and The Museum of Belize.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Belizeans.com View Post
    September Tenth: the Birth Of A Nation?

    The independent Belize was born on September 21st. 1981, but the argument that the nation of Belize was born on September 10, 1798 is coming into increasing currency.
    Yesterday, The Institute for Social and Cultural Research along with NICH launched a booklet titled: St. George's Caye: The Birthplace of a Nation. The compilers say the booklet which is a compilation of some of the works of Belize's best researchers was borne out of the need for proper resource material on Belize's History. Nigel Encalada, Director for Social and Cultural Research tells us more:

    Nigel Encalada, Director - Instutute of Social & Cultural Research
    "The book includes 3 papers, the first paper is one that looks at the decision that was made on June 1, 1797 to stay and defend the settlement, it was not an easy decision but a crucial decision and that led to a year later the battle of St. George's Caye with the successful defense of the settlement. The second paper then deals with that the battle of St. George's Caye done by Belize's most foremost researcher on the battle of St. George's Caye Mr. Francis Humfreys who is a principal at Ecumenical school. So that paper is there and it is up to date, it looks at all the information that he has gathered about the story leading up to the battle of St. George's Caye. And the short period thereafter. The third paper looks at the archaeology of St. George's Caye base on work that has been ongoing for the last 2 years with Dr. Jaime Awe and James Garbutt at St. George's Caye. The book has approximately 40 pages and it includes about 4 pages of maps, tables, diagrams, sketches, maps to try and give it the visual appeal especially as it relates, obviously there are no photos that date back to that time but we manage to get old maps. The sketches of the battleships that were used, the gun flats, the HMS Merlin and the flagship of the Spanish fleet and so it's meant to draw your attention. Start with the pictures and then do the reading."

    The forty page compilation research based booklet will be distributed to primary, secondary and tertiary institutions country-wide. If you wish to get a copy for yourself they will also be on sale at the House of Culture and The Museum of Belize.
    It sounds awsome.

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    LOne rass, that is for the Expats hahahahhah
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    anyway!.....hip!hip!hurraaaayyyy!!!!! yoh batty gray!!!!!

    happy 10th to all belizeans at home and abroad!!!!!

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    HAPPY 10TH ALL BELIZEANS ......

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    The Tenth: PM Says Why He Still Marches

    The 212th. Anniversary of the "Battle of St. George's Caye" was observed on Friday. While scholars may argue about the historical veracity of terming it a battle, increasingly the tenth is being asserted as the year zero for nationhood. And it was in that sense of finding new prominence for this old celebration that the festivities were opened on Friday morning. 7news was there:…
    On Friday, September 10th, the official ceremony was held to commemorate the 112th year since the Battle of St. George's Caye. The ceremony, which was held at the Memorial Park, was opened by Mayor Zenaida Moya-Flowers who stressed the importance of unity and that we should be proud of our history and culture. The highlight of the ceremony was the crowning of the 65th Queen of the Bay, Ms. Audralee Enriquez who to the crowd's delight was graceful and charming. The ceremony ended with Shane Saldano, Tanya Carter and Berne performing the hit song "I Am Belize". The celebrations were held under the theme "United and Proud. Moving Forward. I am Belize" which Prime Minister Dean Barrow tells us should mean a whole lot a whole to Belizeans because there is reason to keep celebrating:

    Hon. Dean Barrow, Prime Minister
    "It should mean just a kind of rhetorical flourish. It should mean that we take very seriously the need for us to come together in the context of the proud legacy that we have inherited stretching all the way back to the battle of St. George's Caye and especially in the face of the current challenges. We need to be re-informed by the spirit that saw the settlers vote to stand and fight. There is a kind of modern day repetition of that sort of a story because as a country we have to now make up our minds that another stand must be taken so that we can defeat all the challenges that confront us especially the one having to do with crime and violence."

    Andrea Polanco
    "Prime Minister, 112 years later we are celebrating our battle of St. George's Caye. Tell me why is it so important for us as a people to continue marching to continue celebrating?"

    Hon. Dean Barrow, Prime Minister
    "History, tradition, culture these are the things that form nationhood and if we are going to be proud of this country, If we are going to be proud of this nation and we should be then we need to maintain our traditions, we need to maintain our history and vindicate our history and we need to maintain our culture."

    Although there is reason to celebrate, the red, white and blue waves in the streets following the tenth ceremonies for the Citizens Parade were not overwhelming and one could almost say that it was lackluster compared to previous years. While the sounds of the marching Bands blared patriotic songs through the streets of the city few floats from the public and private sectors followed. Despite all this, Hon. Anthony Boots Martinez said that people should enjoy themselves on the tenth which he surely did dancing through the Albert….

    Hon. Anthony Martinez
    "Well we are Belize. I think it is very important for us Belizean to come in this happy celebration and I think all we need to do is to just enjoy ourselves today."
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    I missed it.... no celebrations for me.
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