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3 Chetumal artists featured in exhibit at Mexican Institute

The Mexican Embassy is not only offering scholarships, today it launched a new artistic exhibit. The exhibition includes various drawings made by three young artists – Mireya Gomez, Mariana Montes [...]

2014 Preschool Festival of Arts

The 2014 preschool festival of arts opened on Monday at the Bliss Center for the Performing Arts. Hundreds of preschoolers from Belize District are performing in dance, music and drama [...]

A traditional Mayan wedding inspires cultural tourism in the north

The Santa Rita Monument stands proudly at the northern entrance of Corozal Town. Once a thriving trading center for the Mayas, it has now been transformed and restored into a [...]

Meet the artists at the House of Culture

A group of four Belizean artists, including well-known painter Terryl Godoy, launched a two-week art exhibit at the House of Culture today.  The formal unveiling was done before an audience [...]

Stephen Okeke creates a bust of Thomas Vincent Ramos

Thomas Vincent Ramos, founder of Garifuna Settlement Day, is widely regarded as one of our many national heroes.  While he is remembered during the month of November when Garinagu in [...]

India through the lens of Rajah Biswanath

Payanam, in the Dravidian language of Tamil, means journey.  It is also the name of a photo exhibit that will be launched at the Image Factory on Friday.  The collection [...]

Rosita May, Woman of Culture

As part of Women’s Month activities, the National Institute of Culture and History announced today that it is naming Rosita May of Corozal Town as its Woman of Culture. The [...]

Malcom X’s daughter on tour in Belize

Since 2002, Ambassador at Large for Belize, Ambassador Shabazz, has been promoting Belize. It’s been two years since her last visit to the jewel, but her work continues in the [...]

Japan Day celebrated in Belize

Japan is located several continents away from Belize, but this Saturday, that Asian country brought its culture to the Jewel. An all-day event was held at the Princess Hotel, where [...]

Cultural Day for preschoolers of St. Mary’s School

As part of their activities for child stimulation month, the Preschool at Saint Mary’s Primary School held its annual cultural day. The preschoolers dressed up in different cultural attires for [...]

Women in Art Exhibition launched at Belisle Art Gallery

Throughout this month, activities are being held to celebrate women from all walks of life, home makers and professionals alike, be they bold, challenged, or in whatever capacity. Over at [...]

NICH issues last call for Belize International Film Festival entries

The National Institute of Culture and History through the Bliss Center for the Performing Arts has issued last calls for entries for the 2014 Belize International Film Festival. While the [...]

The annual Street Art Festival

On Saturday, downtown Albert Street will come alive with the annual Street Art Festival hosted by the Institute of Creative Arts. The transformation will see the commercial hub of the [...]

Merida harpist solo debut at the Mexican Institute

Just at about this time at the Mexican Institute in Belize City, Harpist Ada Tzab from Merida is presenting a solo recital. The twenty-three year old musician has been studying [...]

Groundbreaking ceremony at Altun Ha to jumpstart infrastructure improvements

‘Making Tourism Benefit Communities Adjacent to Archaeological Sites’ is a local initiative spearheaded by National Institute of Culture and History and the Belize Tourism Board that is being supported by [...]

An art exhibit by Inga Woods

Meet twenty-one year old Inga Woods….she’s a painter, poet, jewelry designer and does almost anything during her spare time to create impressive pieces. And tonight at the Bliss Center for [...]

An exhibition by Nelson Young inspired by the Mayan glyphs

You can find Nelson Young’s paintings on the walls of many businesses and certainly in residences in Belize; but his pieces can also be found internationally. Based in Caye Caulker, [...]

Third Annual Tacos Fest in Orange Walk

On Sunday, the Banquitas House of Culture in Orange Walk Town was home to the third annual Tacos Fest. The name says it all. It’s an event where residents and [...]

All Aboard: Belize in Motion through the Years Exhibit is launched

On display at the Museum of Belize is a historical journey of the evolution of transportation in Belize. The exhibit includes archival information such as photographs and items that show [...]

The art of drum making and its significance to the Garifuna people

Garifuna Settlement Day will be celebrated on Tuesday and residents across the country have begun their annual pilgrimage to the Culture Capital, where they will indulge in plenty of food [...]

MLA to go to the CCJ

In July of this year, the Court of Appeal issued a complicated and hotly disputed decision in the counter appeal of the Maya Leaders Alliance (MLA) and Toledo Alcaldes Association [...]

April the Tapir dead

For many years, News Five has been covering the birthday celebrations held for April the Tapir.  But after thirty years of being in existence and a main attraction at the [...]

24th Annual Museum Association Of the Caribbean General Meeting

The Museum Association of the Caribbean (MAC) is holding its twenty-fourth annual general meeting under the theme “Pooling our Resources: Collaborations, Connections and Partnerships.” The goal is to develop concrete [...]

Belizean students excel in international art competition; one student makes it in the top 3

A ten year old student from Holy Redeemer made to the top three in an international art competition. Tasia Sutherland competed among students from around the globe and her piece [...]

1st ever Taiwanese Film Festival debuts this weekend at the Bliss

NICH in collaboration with the Embassy of the Republic of China (Taiwan) is hosting a two day film festival. It is a cultural exchange program that will open with a [...]