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Unveiling the New Maya Spa Experience

Belize’s certified massage therapists were busy last week developing their interpretations of a signature Belizean massage, conveying an authentic Maya spa experience. BELTRAIDE and the Belize Spa and Wellness Association [...]

NICH Demands BSCAP Present Certified Audit

The National Institute of Culture and History is calling on the BSCAP Board to present certified and audited financials to its membership at an annual general meeting to be convened. [...]

The Highlights of Channel Five’s Summer Fest 2017

Just before we close tonight’s newscast, we have the highlights of our ninth annual Summer Fest held this morning on our outdoor stage right here at our compound on Coney [...]

BSCAP Made No Money During C.E.O. Heather Cunningham’s Tenure

Shyne Barrow’s abrupt departure as chief executive officer of the Belizean Society of Composers, Authors and Producers, BSCAP, on August tenth, is mired in controversy.  Belize’s Music Ambassador has demitted [...]

Organization Accuses Shyne of ‘Inflammatory, Misleading and Inappropriate’ Comments

Late this evening, BSCAP issued its release on the claims made by Shyne. The organization accepted his resignation, but goes on to call his comments to be “wildly inflammatory, misleading [...]

3 Films to Represent Belize in CARIFESTA

CARIFESTA is the Caribbean festival of arts held every two years by CARICOM AND CARIFORUM countries to celebrate the best in Caribbean culture through music, literary arts, visual arts, theatre, [...]

Shyne Pulls Out of BSCAP; Complains of ‘Obscene’ Debt to Former C.E.O./Chair

Artist Shyne Barrow dropped a bombshell today when he abruptly resigned from the Belizean Society of Composers Authors Publishers.  A leaked letter bearing today’s date and signed by the PM’s [...]

Crique Sarco Village Defines Land Space for First Time

The first Maya Land Registry was launched in southern Belize this week. After two years of inaction to a ruling by the Caribbean Court of Justice that determined that a [...]

Panamanian Teaches Belizeans How to Act

A two-week acting workshop wrapped up today in the city. Panamanian actor and stage coach Jaime Newball teamed up with the Bliss to offer the training. The facilitator trained about [...]

Belize’s Artistic Future on Display at ICA Summer Camp

The annual Creative Arts Camp organized by the Institute of Creative Arts culminated today with a routine showcase of what the young performers have learned at the camp. Over the [...]

Belizean Artists to Astana International Expo

Cocono Bwai, Denise Castillo, the Belize Dance Company and Project Inebesei are tonight in Kazakhstan representing Belize at Expo Astana. The international trade show began on June tenth and ends on September tenth, 2017, with [...]

Rachel Heusner paints Caribbean flavours

Belizean artist Rachel Heusner who lives in Tobago is hosting a two week exhibition inside Sarina’s Café on the ground floor at the Bliss. Heusner has been painting for over [...]

The Image Factory Opens its “Lab”

For four years, the Image Factory Art Foundation has opened its space to new and established artists during the summer months for what it calls free and open experimentation, where [...]

Supreme Court, Liberty Hall Volunteered for “Rejuvenation”

We have been covering the Cultural Heritage Bill’s passage through the House of Representatives. It is intended to present a regime for registration and maintenance of historical assets including buildings, [...]

Commercial Center Not Part of Project

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Culture Patrick Faber hit back with a reminder that both Liberty Hall and the Supreme Court were in some disrepair years ago. He countered [...]

NICH and Media Hold a Conversation about Culture

Culture is defined in Bella Carib’s 1998 song “Proud A Mi Kulcha” as, “the concepts, habits, skills, instruments and institutions of a given people, in a given period.” The National [...]

New House of Culture for San Ignacio, But Why Was Town Hall Demolished?

In San Ignacio, there is outrage over the demolition of the historic San Ignacio-Santa Elena Town Hall at the corner of King and Hudson Streets in the town center. Reports [...]

Why “National Colonial Museum” is a Misnomer

The National Cultural Heritage Bill is headed back to the House of Representatives next week Friday.  It is meant to provide a framework for the preservation of historically and culturally [...]

Museums Unite in New Association

The Museum of Belize is leading an initiative that will see small museums enter into an association. Today, they officially signed the article of association that will see them better [...]

UNICEF, press discuss MICS 5 survey

In 2015, the Statistical Institute of Belize, along with UNICEF, embarked upon an extensive survey which would yield the most important sources of data used for situation analyses and policy [...]

Future filmmakers gather at House of Culture

About twenty budding filmmakers are learning an introductory course in video production from established director and producer Steven Torriano Berry. The creative force behind local dramatic television series “Noh Matta [...]

Jennifer Smith is new Miss Y

The competition was close, but on Saturday night Belmopan native Jennifer Louise Smith was crowned the new Miss Y.W.C.A. 2017-2018, succeeding Ms. Eleanor Sutherland. Smith won the crowd over at [...]

Taiwan Offers Art Culture Exchange

The Taiwanese Government, through the Primary and Secondary Art Skills Training Centre, launched the Taiwan Cultural Exchange Program in Belize. This is the first of its kind program that aims [...]

Museum of Belize to Help Smaller Museums Associate

The Museum of Belize is spearheading a project that will see small museums enter into an association. Next week the Museum of Belize is going to officially incorporate and sign [...]

Culture Minister Says Investments Can Be Made in People and Buildings

On Wednesday, former President of NICH, Yasser Musa came out against the proposed Heritage Preservation Legislation Bill, saying it does not invest in artists. Musa said the millions of dollars [...]