Belize: Hopkins Village

Lee considers the future of a Garifuna village in Belize, which “is disappearing little bit by little bit. Not to beach erosion but to an influx of million dollar concrete beachfront homes and resorts,” and links to an article with quotations from both residents of the area and visitors.

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  • stacey

    I think that the Garifuna Culture is at a decline along the coastal line of Central America. There are many factors contributing to this decline. Immigration for one,
    most of the Garifuna people no longer speak the language and
    being that the GArifuna People settled on the coast line late in the 17 hundreds, presently it is now considered to be tourist attraction, The coastal aspect and the cultural. The bad part is that, it is not the Garifuna people who are benefiting on an economic basis from the growth in tourism. And its foreigners who are investing in our communities and the Garifuna are working for cheap labor. The are the one who mostly do maintainance, cooking and the meanial jobs. They are not in the management aspect of it for the most part.

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