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Artist and Curator Briheda Haylock Launches Beautiful Tragedy

Belizean artist and curator Briheda Haylock is launching an exhibition at the Image Factory on Friday.  Beautiful Tragedy, as she dubs the photography display, addresses the issue of gender and [...]

Toledo Maya Land Rights Commission Gives Update

Since its establishment in January, the local media has only met with the Toledo Maya Land Rights Commission on two occasions, the second being this morning during a breakfast meeting [...]

Consultant says No Conflict between Maya People and Government

The consent order issued by the CCJ in April 2015, has seemingly different interpretations, despite its clarity.  As a result, there are mixed messages being spread across the communities.  The [...]

Government Has to Spearhead Toledo Maya Land Rights Commission

The perception, based on recent incidents involving both parties, is that there is an adversarial relationship between the commission and representatives of the Maya communities.  However, the directive handed down [...]

Commission Chair says Consultations to Begin this Weekend

According to Alamilla, a string of consultations will commence this weekend and those will be preceded by a round of meetings with government to bring officials up to speed with [...]

Jaheel Warrior is Coca-Cola Spelling Bee 2016 Champion

The finals of the National Coca-Cola Spelling Bee took place today in Burell Boom, Belize District. Twelve finalists representing all districts competed to become the top speller in the nation. [...]

Students From Mercer University Interact with Golden Citizens

Eight teacher education students from Mercer University in Atlanta, Georgia were at Helpage Belize today mingling with our golden citizens, some from the nearby Sister Cecilia Home and some brought [...]

Festival of Arts Visual Arts Exhibition

The performing arts section of the annual Festival of Arts traditionally gets much of the attention, with talent from schools throughout the country showcased in front of judges. But there’s [...]

The National Festival of Arts Showcase

For two weeks, the National Festival of Arts will feature creative arts performances in drama, song, music and dance from preschoolers, primary school children, secondary students and even teachers. It [...]

Belize Music Week is a Few Days Away!

Fresh from successful presentations at the New Orleans Jazz Fest, artists will keep the pace with a series of events to promote the local music industry. Belize Music Week starts [...]

Music Ambassador Speaks on Upcoming Music Seminar

The week-long activities will be held at the Memorial Park in Belize City and will feature live performances on a daily basis by some of Belize’s finest artists. But according [...]

A Belizean Movie Debuts in Los Angeles!

True Belizean, it is a U.S. corporation from Los Angeles, California that produces movies, music videos, music and the like. They were featured last year in the Belize International Film [...]

IMPACT Justice Project Commences Three-day Conference in Belize

The IMPACT Justice Project kicked off today with a three-day conference at the Biltmore Plaza in Belize City. It had the participation of indigenous people from the entire Caribbean including [...]

Rupert Myles’ House Will Be Moved

There is another recent case involving the destruction of Mayan sites, but in the south.  Rupert Myles was detained in June of 2015, according to traditional Maya customs, for desecrating [...]

Belizean Artists Depart for Jazz Festival

The New Orleans Jazz Festival, one of the most anticipated events in that genre, kicks off this weekend. Half a million persons are expected to visit the fest which runs [...]

Cultural Showcase at Western Border Features Garifuna Drums and Marimba Music

One of the highlights of the visit of the O.A.S. Secretary General was a visit to the Adjacency Zone. There he witnessed a program dedicated to the culture of Belize. [...]

A Book on Mayan Herbal Medicine

Aurora Saqui is a versatile Mayan woman who has taken on numerous creative roles. Today, she donned her hat as a writer and released a book on herbal remedies following [...]

A Look Back at a Traditional Garifuna Ceremony

The Dugu ceremony is performed in Garifuna culture as a form of spiritual healing. It is very rare that the ceremony can be captured by cameras but back in 1989, [...]

A National Cultural Policy is Unveiled in Belize City

The national culture policy took five years to formulate. It was launched today at the Biltmore Plaza at an event attended by stakeholders from across the country. At the centre [...]

C-Wills Cleans Up at Garifuna Music Awards

Garifuna parandero C-Wills has won a total of five awards at the recently held Garifuna Music Awards in New York.  The ceremony was held on Saturday at the Hostos Center [...]

Migration: The Belize/Mexico Matrix

Migration, identity, cultural influence, as well as the economic impact of movement from one place to another are issues that are being discussed in an academic forum.  The two-day discussion [...]

Festival of Arts Showcases Young Stars

The preschool district festival of arts commenced on Tuesday across the country and since then, hundreds of young talented students have graced the stage of the Bliss Center for the [...]

Festival of Arts Launched in Belize City

The much anticipated Festival of Arts was launched this morning. It kicked off at the Bliss Center for the Performing Arts for pre-schoolers of the Belize District. The show will [...]

Children’s Rights Activity Book Launched

The Bliss Center in Belize City was over flowing this morning with children from various primary schools. The event was the launch of an activity book that will teach them [...]

Traditional Mayan Culture Kept Alive in the North

The ancient Maya culture thrived primarily in parts of Mexico, Guatemala, Belize and Honduras.   Originally considered primitive, the Mayas are now known to have had knowledge of science, art, architecture, [...]