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ASR/BSI Multimillion-Dollar Investment at Big Creek Port for Sugar Industry

News Five team traveled south to the Big Creek Port where American Sugar Refinery/Belize Sugar Industry officially launched its improved raw sugar and molasses logistics at the port.  It comes [...]

Two Years Later, A New Kitchen at Camp Belizario

Today, the Belize Defence Force officially inaugurated its newly refurbished kitchen at Camp Belizario in the Cayo District.  It was once in a deplorable condition. With filth building up, the [...]

The New Home of the Belize Olympic and Commonwealth Games Association

The Belize Olympic and Commonwealth Games Association will soon see its headquarters, located adjacent to the Marion Jones Sporting Complex on Princess Margaret Drive, completed. The building, named the Olympic [...]

Belizean Archaeologist Honored by Society for American Archaeology

Belizean archaeologist Dr. Jaime Awe has been recognized by a regional archaeology association for his contributions to the field. A release from the National Institute for Culture and History says [...]

Lamanai Put on World Monuments Watch

The World Monuments Fund has announced that the Lamanai Archaeological Reserve and its wider Cultural Landscape has been named to the 2022 World Monuments Watch. This is a selection of [...]

New River Farmers’ Society Gets Help for Agricultural Upgrades

The Government of Belize today signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the New River Farmers’ Society Limited of San Carlos Village, Orange Walk for a matching grants initiative under the [...]

Cayo Grain Manager on Summit Panel

Also at day two of the Investment Summit today, General Manager of the Cayo Grain and Agro Supply Limited, Gilbert Canton Junior shared with the potential investors that the investment [...]

With Tourism Back, is NICH Rebounding Financially?

At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, the National Institute of Culture and History took a severe financial hit when tourism came to a screeching halt.  As a [...]

Taking Archaeology to the Museum

NICH is bringing archaeology into the national museum and district houses of culture. The history of the Maya people, coupled with the benefits of forest gardening from a climate change [...]

Archeological Sites Now Open for Business

Statutory Instrument seventy-two was amended to also allow archeological sites to open in an effort to encourage domestic tourism.   This will permit Belizeans to travel across the country to undertake [...]

NICH Launches a Portal to Belize’s Cultural Heritage

Today, the National Institute of Culture and History (NICH), through the Institute for Social and Cultural Research, in partnership with cultural stakeholders released the Belize Living Heritage Website. The online [...]

NICH/Institute of Archaeology Outraged over Tourist Urinating & Drinking at Caracol

Over the weekend, disturbing photographs surfaced on social media showing a tourist exposing himself at an archaeological site in Belize. It is against park rules for visitors to be imbibing [...]

NICH Revisits Protocols in Place at Archaeological Sites

Just last year, there was a murder committed at the Cahal Pech Archaeological Site in San Ignacio. Unknown to rangers, the site was accessed via paths at nights by residents [...]

El Pilar Itinerant Photo Exhibit Arrives At Leo Bradley Library

The El Pilar Itinerant Photo Exhibit is on display at the Leo Bradley Library in Belize City. The exhibition features photos, literature, and ethnobotany celebrating the El Pilar Archaeological Reserve [...]

NICH and Marti Institute in Cuba to Partner on Research

Belize and Cuba want to find out more about their historical connections. And to do this, they signed a Memorandum of Understanding today that will see intensive research, cross cultural [...]

A Visitor’s Centre is Installed at the Uxbenka Archaeological Site

In 2015, there was huge controversy when a section of a mound at the Uxbenka Archaeological Site was cleared by Rupert Myles, a resident of Santa Cruz Village. Because the [...]

Patrick Faber Defends NICH Prez: but CWU Also Comes Out Against Sapna Budhrani

NICH President, Sapna Budhrani, has come under fire for her performance, or lack of it, at the job she took over in April.  Earlier today, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister [...]

UB & NICH Sign M.O.U.

The University of Belize and the National Institute of Culture and History signed a memorandum of understanding to collaborate on matters of education, history and culture.   The agreement has [...]

Bumps in the Senate on the road to Caracol

On Wednesday Senators debated several loan motions, including the ninety million dollar government-backed loan for Belize Telemedia Limited to upgrade its fiber optic network to provide high-speed internet to homes [...]

Belize, U.S. to Work Together on Policing Stolen Artifacts

An agreement was reached today between the governments of Belize and the United States on Cultural Property. The Memorandum of Understanding commits both governments to work together to fight the [...]

Why is Yok Balum Cave Closed?

Friday’s final meeting of the House of Representatives for 2017 passed by with not excessive fanfare and fuss, as the parliamentarians got through a relatively light schedule around the stroke [...]

Louisville, Corozal, Maya Site Targeted by Soil and Block Thieves

On the heels of damages done to a Mayan mound in San Pedro, tonight there is another disturbing report from the Institute of Archaeology that another Maya monument, this time [...]

San Pedro Moves Against Maya Mound Destroyers

Maya mounds dot the island of San Pedro Ambergris Caye. In recent days, the destruction of one has stirred outcry among the folks in the island. The proud mound stood [...]

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, [...]

The Next Generation of Archaeologists at St. Martin De Porres

Primary School students are learning about Archaeology in the classroom through a project between the US Embassy and NICH. The programme, which started some three years ago, has seen the [...]