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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 [...]

4 Paintings Added to Belize National Art collection

Robert Sydney Reyes may not be well known among Belizeans at home, but his works of art will endure in the National Art Collection for years to come.  That’s because [...]

Yasser Musa: Heritage Bill Will Not Invest in Artists

Former President of the National Institute of Culture and History, Yasser Musa, a teacher and artist in his own right, took jabs today at the Government of Belize, calling a [...]

Spend Less on Tourism, More on Culture

According to Musa, it is difficult for Belizean artists and musicians to appreciate their worth and talent locally when there is more focus on tourism rather than culture.   Yasser [...]

“Punta Survives” with Positive Vibes

He came on to the music scene back in 2005 with his hit song, “Livin’ ina Di Devil” and over the past twelve years, Belizean artist Positive Vibes has been [...]

Oh Canada! Photo Exhibit Marks 150th Anniversary

The provinces of Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick were brought together in 1867 to form what is now known as Canada.   Since then, that North American country has [...]

The History of the Festival of the Arts

The national festival of arts concluded earlier this week. Golden performances from across the country converged at the Bliss Center for the Performing Arts to showcase the best of the [...]

A Festival for All That Jazz

There is another festival this weekend. It’s the Belize International Jazz Festival. For the third year, the festival has been a medium to increase appreciation and love for jazz music. [...]

S.J.C. Has New Music Degree

If you were thinking of pursuing music studies in Belize, you will now have a chance to do so. For the first time a local school is offering a degree [...]

National Festival of the Arts: Belize’s Best Take the Stage

The Children’s Festival of the Arts takes center stage this weekend, as it does each year at this time at the Bliss Center for the Performing Arts. But for the [...]

Precision Dancers Take Bliss Stage

A dance show, the second of its kind by a young company, will be on display at the Bliss Center for the Performing Arts.  Precision and Style Dance Company is [...]

How to Preserve Collections in Times of Disaster

The Museum of Belize under the National Institute of Culture and History culminated a two-day workshop entitled, Disaster Preparedness and Recovery for Collections.  Its objective is to empower collectors, custodians, [...]

On International Museum Day, Debating the Death Penalty

The worldwide community of museums today celebrated International Museum Day, which is recognized annually on and around May eighteenth. Established in 1977 by the International Council of Museums, it is [...]

Museum of Belize Hosts Photographic Exhibit from Panama

Just before news time today, a photographic exhibit was launched at the Museum of Belize. Approximately sixty photos from the Club of Photography of Panama will be on display, starting [...]

Music Week Underway

Belizean artists across the country are celebrating Music Week 2017 by attending a number of activities that have been organized through the Office of the Music Ambassador.  This week, musicians, [...]

Murals – Communities Brought Together Through Art

Art is being used as a means to bring communities together. In the south side of Belize City, the Department of Youth Services has turned bare walls into colorful pieces [...]