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May  2016

Honoring our well known Belizean patriots celebrating their birthday this month. READ MORE


Raymond Barrow-(1920-2006) Born in Belize on May 1, 1920, after an illustrious career as an attorney and poet, Raymond Barrow died October 14, 2006.


His poems have been published in anthologies at home and abroad.


Zoila Ellis-Browne- Born in Dangriga, Belize, on May 13, 1957, Zoila Ellis from the age of eight years began writing poems and short stories.


Dr. Joseph O. Palacio - An anthropologist by profession, Dr. Joseph Palacio was born in the village of Barranco in southern Belize. As a child he lived in Maya, Creole and Garifuna villages with his father and brother who were both teachers. .



Books by Belizeans or about Belize (A-E)




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