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South Korea Government Makes Donation to National Youth Orchestra

A wide assortment of musical instruments was handed over to the National Youth Orchestra by the Korean Government this morning at the Bliss Center for the Performing Arts. There are [...]

Carnival 2016: The Mas Reaches Climax

Months of preparation gave away to the Carnival Road March 2016 this past Saturday in Belize City. The parade of the bands got off to somewhat of a slow start [...]

The Battle of St. George’s Caye from the Spanish perspective

A slightly different perspective on the Battle of St. George’s Caye was the subject of today’s annual National History Lecture in Belize City at the Bliss Center for the Performing [...]

Carnival King and Queen Returns to Marion Jones Stadium

Carnival 2016 is getting off to an excellent start and it all reads up to the highly anticipated road march on September seventh.  The number of bands has increased this [...]

Argelia Ken Collects Prize for September Celebrations Theme

This afternoon, the National Institute of Culture and History presented the winner of the theme competition for the September Celebrations with a cheque for one thousand dollars. Orange Walk teacher [...]

Why Theme is Appropriate, According to Culture Minister

Co-Chair of the National Celebrations Commission and Culture Minister Elodio Aragon Junior, like Ken, hails from Orange Walk. He told us the theme is apt for this year’s festivities.   [...]

Mexican Embassy Hosts Exhibit on Yucatan Art

An art exhibit has been launched at the Mexican Institute in Belize City. Entitled “Three Generations of Graphic Art in Yucatan,” the exhibit will showcase the work of three talented [...]

Belize International Jazz Festival continues with concerts

A classical concert is underway at the Bliss Center for Performing Arts as part of the Belize International Jazz Festival.  That event will be followed at ten o’clock by a [...]

National Song Competition Selects Belize’s Best Singers

Saturday informally kicked off the September Celebrations with the annual National Song Competition.  The event boasted a impressive lineup of talent from across the country.  With the backing of the [...]

NICH Provides Status Report on Archaeological Sites in Wake of Earl

A number of archaeological sites, including Altun Ha and Lamanai, were also closed due to the severe weather system.  The ancient Maya sites were largely unaffected by heavy winds; nonetheless, [...]

Emancipation Day is Commemorated with enslaved

Emancipation Day is celebrated to mark the freeing of slaves in various former colonies of Britain. The day is celebrated in different forms and on different days. In the City [...]

Belizean Musicians Participate in Regional Workshop

Come next week, three young Belizean musicians will partake in a regional orchestra workshop in Trinidad and perform in two sold out concerts along with musical professionals in classic, pop [...]

2016 Expressive Arts Summer Program is Hosted by ICA

Another summer camp dedicated to the expressive arts concluded today in Belize City. Hosted by the Institute of Creative Arts, the participants enjoyed sessions in arts, drama, dance and music. [...]

Calypso Rose to be Honored at WOMEX

Calypso Rose will be bestowed with the WOMEX 16 Artist Award in October of this year in Santiago De Compostela, Berlin. At age seventy-six, the legendary singer and composer from [...]

Banda Cellula Visits from Panama

The Cellula Band of Panama is in the country; the band arrived late this evening and will be performing two free concerts in Orange Walk and San Ignacio. Established in [...]

Bahamian Youth Choir Tours Belize with Carnival Cruise Lines

The Bahamian National Youth Choir annually partners with the Carnival Cruise Line for a tour of the region; from the Bahamas the group would board a ship and travel to [...]

Pokémon GO! The New Craze Reaches Belize

There is a craze that has taken over the world; it is “Pokémon Go.” All over, fans have become addicted to the gaming phenomenon which is played through a mobile [...]

Moscow Ballet on Ice Comes to the Jewel

Ballet on Ice at the Bliss Center for the Performing Arts is a must-see ice skating show that will be performed by a band of Muscovite dancers visiting Belize from [...]

Belize is Top Tourist Destination 2 Years and Counting

There is good news for the tourism industry tonight. For the second year in a row, Ambergris Caye has been named Mexico and Central America’s leading Destination at the 2016 [...]

Taste of Belize, a Culinary Experience Like no Other

After a hiatus, this Saturday, Muffles College Auditorium in Orange Walk will come alive for the Taste of Belize event and its signature competitive culinary show. Chefs, bakers and bartenders [...]

Unlmtd Promotes New Video

Today, Belizean musician Bernard Cayetano, street name Unlmtd, stopped by our studio to promote a new video. He’s based in Belize City’s Lake I, and isn’t exactly a stranger on [...]

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 [...]