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Alice Bowman

Dangriga Town, Stann Creek District
Interesting Person
Interesting Character


Alice opened the first resort in Dangriga, over 30 years ago. She is known and respected in Dangriga as a great business woman who gives back to the community.
 

Augustine Flores

 Business:  Pal's Guest House
Dangriga Town, Stann Creek District
Interesting Person
Historian, Storyteller, Interesting Character


Mr. Flores is a man of many hats. His resume would be several pages if you were to list his many accomplishments and activities. From the Central American Black Organization (CABO) which he founded, to the National Garifuna Council, Mr. Flores continues to be active to make a difference in the local community and region.
 

Austin Rodgriguez

Dangriga Town, Stann Creek District
Music, Arts & Crafts


Mr. Rodgriguez is the community drum maker and can be found under the palapa near the market making drums.
 

Benjamin Nicholas

Dangriga Town, Stann Creek District
Arts & Crafts


Mr. Nicholas is one of the most famous Garifuna artists capturing traditional Garifuna scenes in his oil paintings.
 

Jerris Valentine

Dangriga Town, Stann Creek District
Interesting Person
Interesting Character


Father Valentine, from the Anglican Church, is vocal about being both Garifuna and Christian. He also serves as a chaplain for the Belize Defense Force
 

John Mariano

Dangriga Town, Stann Creek District
Interesting Person
Herbalist, Storyteller, Interesting Character


Serves as a traditional Garifuna buyae and oversees the activities at the temple. He is also a great storyteller with an unforgettable smile.
 

Pen Cayetano

Dangriga Town, Stann Creek District
Music, Arts & Crafts


Pen is known as the "father of Punta Rock" and can be heard jamming on his guitar with his band during the November 19th celebrations. He is also an accomplished artist (now residing in Germany). Each year he sets up a show as a part of the Garifuna Settlement Day celebrations.
 

Phillipa Vernon

Business:  Phillipa Dolls
Dangriga Town, Stann Creek District
Arts & Crafts


Hand makes traditional Garifuna and Mayan dolls.
 

Phyllis Cayetano

Dangriga Town, Stann Creek District
Interesting Person
Interesting Character


Phyllis is a strong woman of vision who loves directing people to get things done! She and her husband Roy started the first Garifuna Dance Group. Her unending community service work with the National Garifuna Council, Dangriga Branch and throughout the community has recently been recognized by Queen Elizabeth.
 

Raymong "Hamma" Gomez

Business:  Hamma Productions
Dangriga Town, Stann Creek District
Music, Arts & Crafts


Hamma means with them. He paints with oil and acrylics and aslo is a Garifuna recording artist. His first album was entitled "Garabali", which means "Breeze". Sometimes he is a guest musician and plays at the Smokey Mermaid Restaurant in Belize City. He is also a priest in training in the Anglican Church.
 

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