Posted: Friday, November 7, 2014. 5:36 pm CST.
Friday, November 7, 2014. GWEN NUNEZ-GONZALEZ Reporting: Eight energetic, creative, beautiful, and talented young ladies graced the audience at Fr. Marin Parish Hall on Saturday November 1st, 2014 in beautiful Dangriga to showcase their Garifuna culture.
The tightly contested pageant was coordinated by the National Garifuna Council, Dangriga Branch Queen’s Committee.
The contestants had to do an introduction in Garifuna, present a main item in Garifuna, and answer questions based on their main presentation in Garifuna.
The other components of the pageant include dancing various Garifuna Dances and demonstrating Poise/Grace and Garifunaduaü.
Second place went to Raquel Zuniga , third Nirisie Arzu, And fourth Kiara Rubio.
One highlight of the pageant was the honouring of Mrs. Ignacia Lily Garcia, a cultural promoter and someone who has led the Garifuna Gayusa (Choir) for years.
She has contributed to the maintenance of the Garifuna Culture through music, pageantry, community mobilization, training individual queens, and whatever form she saw fit.
We are honoured to have her as a living legend in our community.
Miss Garifuna Dangriga 2013 – 2014 and also Miss Garifuna Belize 2013-2014 Ms. Aleesha Bermudez made her farewell presentation at the pageant.
We celebrate under the theme” “Mibe la yanu. Awanse la Wadagimanu. Bungiu Wabá, Wagía Lárigi- Let’s not Just Talk. Let the Work Progress. God before Us and We Behind”
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