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Remembering our Patriots


George Seymour Gabb, 

M.B.E., 1928-2007. Born in Belize City, Belize, on February 28, 1928. George 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...

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Samuel Alfred Haynes (Feb. 28,1899-1971). Born in Belize, Samuel Haynes was a Black Belizean soldier. He was a leader of the 1919 riot by returning soldiers. He wrote the lyrics of the song "Land of the Gods" in 1963. Name changed to " Land of the Free" and adopted as the National Anthem. Read more... 




Books by Belizeans or about Belize (A-E)




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Leo Bradley Library

                  Leo Bradley Library, Belize City


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