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Mexican Artist and S.J.C. Students Adorn Mexican Institute Wall with Mural

A Mexican artist and students from Saint John’s College collaborated on mural earlier this week. The use of stencil and graffiti style art piece was started earlier this week and [...]

N.I.C.H. Plans Celebration for Late Leela Vernon

Brukdown Queen Leela Vernon passed away on Sunday morning at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital in Belize City. The well-known Punta Gorda resident has received accolades locally and internationally and [...]

Leela Vernon, Ambassador for Kriol Culture, Dies

Even as news filtered through on Friday of the death of Doctor Cecil “Chubby” Reneau, there were fears for the life of another famous Belizean in the hospital, the “Queen [...]

Legendary Leela Vernon Hospitalized

At this station, we want to wish the Queen of Brukdown, Leela Vernon, a speedy recovery.  Leela has been hospitalized in the intensive care unit of the K.H.M.H. since last [...]

A Quinceañera for Museum of Belize

Fifteen years ago, the Museum of Belize was established from the remains of Her Majesty’s Prison, one of Belize’s longest standing colonial buildings. As former president of the National Institute [...]

Future Museum Plans Include Houses of Culture and Downtown “Eco-Museum”

Strange as it may sound, the Museum of Belize is not a national museum – most of its collections detail life in the Old Capital from its days as a [...]

Mexican Embassy, Museum of Belize Team Up for Anniversary Exhibition

The Museum of Belize is celebrating its fifteenth anniversary this Friday. As a part of its celebration, it’s hosting a Mexican exhibition entitled “El Cimmaron y Su Fandango,” among other [...]

Chinese Community Says Happy New Year!

The Chinese zodiac is divided into twelve blocks just like the western astrological calendar, but the major difference being that each block covers a period of one year instead of [...]

Remembering Legendary Musical Ambassador, Paul Nabor

It’s been just over two years since Belize and the world lost musical legend Paul Nabor. Nabi, as he was affectionately known, was a humble Garifuna fisherman, farmer, and musician, [...]

Andy Palacio, 9 Years Later, Through Families

Today marks nine years since musical icon Andy Palacio passed away.  Known across the world, Palacio put Belize on the map and left a rich legacy of the Garifuna culture [...]

Belize Hosts First Yoga International Festival

The first Belize International Yoga Festival takes place this weekend on New Year’s Eve near the Harbor View Greens in Belize City from six a.m. to midnight. Titled, “Breathe – [...]

The Battle could have gone differently, Spanish documents show

In early September we told you about the preliminary findings on the St George’s Caye Battle from the Spanish perspective. A local team made up of historians, Archives and NICH [...]

Primary School Art Skills Training Program to Go Big in Schools

Over the past two years we have been sharing with you the creative talents of primary school students through the Primary School Art Skills Training project. It started with teaching [...]

Artists Print First Edition of BAFFU Magazine

The latest edition of BAFFU was released today at the Image Factory; it is also the first printed version. The publication contains a collection of unconventional works by a group [...]

Dancing in the streets for 16 Days of Activism

A flash mob –or the semblance of one – cut off traffic on Albert Street today for a couple of minutes. Drivers and pedestrian were treated to a group dancing [...]

L.A. boy with leukemia bravely helps other cancer victims

A thirteen-year-old Belizean has been making a name for himself through a difficult time in his life. Jayhann Escalante who now lives in the US with his parents was diagnosed [...]

Remembering the great Andy Palacio on 56th birthday

Today would have been his fifty-sixth birthday, but although he has passed his legend lives on. Andy Palacio was not only an ambassador for the Garifuna culture, but also Belize. [...]

Tourism Ministry Talks About Plans to Rejuvenate Downtown

Friday’s final in the History and Social Studies Quiz presented by the Belize City House of Culture and Downtown Rejuvenation Project is one in a series of intended projects to [...]

Dance from the Soul with Dance X 2016

On Friday and Saturday, Belize City, Orange Walk and Cayo will be entertained as dancers from across the country, as well as the U.S. and Mexico, will converge to put [...]

The Greatest Hits from Adopted Parandero Aurelio Martinez

Paranda artist Aurelio Martinez is well-known internationally for promoting the Garifuna culture through music.  The Honduras-born artist has spent considerable time in Belize, performing on our stages and working with [...]

Garifuna Settlement Day in Dangriga: P.M. Gives to Garifuna Council

This past Saturday was Garifuna Settlement Day, celebrated annually on the nineteenth of November. It is a national tradition, as all of Belize pauses to celebrate with the Garifuna their [...]

Taiwanese-Belizean and Mexican Artists in Latest Exhibit

In the next few minutes, a painting and digital art exhibition will open at the Institute of Mexico on Newtown Barracks in Belize City. Punto de Encuentro, La Humanidad – [...]

How You Can Spend the 19th in Belize City

Festivities in commemoration of Garifuna Settlement Day have begun across the country.  In Belize City, there is a full itinerary of events leading up to the Nineteenth of November.  The [...]

Mexican Embassy Honors Garifuna Culture

Every year, the Mexican Embassy through its Institute of Culture celebrates Garifuna Settlement Day along with the local Garifuna communities in Belize. In 2016, an exhibition by Pen Cayetano, entitled [...]

Belize Steps Up in International Film Festival

Yochi, Manna and Soca Mode are some of the productions that made it to the top in this year’s Belize International Film Festival. These local productions competed against thirty others [...]