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Garifuna Collective Performs at CARICOM 46th Meeting

Performing at the opening of the CARICOM Heads of Government meeting was the Garifuna Collective.  The critically acclaimed band joined several other singers, drummers and dancers from across the Caribbean [...]

Exploring Garifuna Cuisine in Hopkins Village

In tonight’s installment of Kolcha Tuesday, we take you down to Hopkins Village.  It is one of Belize’s prime tourist destinations. The village is predominantly occupied by the Garifuna people [...]

Shalliney Oliva: Set to Audition for AGT

Fourteen-year-old Shalliney Oliva has a dream to share her gift of singing with the judges of America’s Got Talent.  If she makes it past her virtual auditions on February twenty-fifth, [...]

East Indian Cuisine From PG To Belize

From Punta Gorda, all the way to Belize City. This week’s Kolcha Tuesday dives into the world of East Indian cuisine. East Indians are concentrated in southern Belize, but also [...]

Preparing Traditional Creole Dishes on Your Kolcha Tuesday

A dish that is easily identifiable as Belizean is rice and beans. It is, by far, still the most popular local cuisine, and it is what’s cooking in most households [...]

The Impact Art Exhibit on Display at the Image Factory

The Impact Art Exhibit will be on display for the next seven days inside the Image Factory. The exhibit was curated by Adriana Smith an artist and graphic designer. Smith [...]

Artisan Alley Open For Business

Downtown Belize just got a little more colorful with the opening of its newest addition, the Artisan Alley. The Belize Tourism Board, in partnership with the Belize City Council, has [...]

TAA Denounces New Draft Maya Customary Land Policy

A draft Maya Customary Land Policy was introduced in early December, to provide a framework for the development and implementation of affirmative measures to be taken by the Government of [...]

TAA Awaits Further Instructions on Controversial Land Rights Policy

According to Coc, the Toledo Alcaldes Association is presently sharing the document with the various communities and is awaiting feedback on the way forward.   Isani Cayetano “Aside from denouncing [...]

Belize Celebrates Christmas with Culture

Christmas 2023 has come and gone, but not without its fair share of cultural festivities. The Belize Institute of Creative Arts hosted an array of events this week highlighting the [...]

The Festivities Never End With The “Christmas Cyah Done” Comedy Special

If you’re looking for a way to spend your Saturday night this season, then these comedians may be the answer. The “Christmas Cyah Done” comedy special promises a night of [...]

Children’s Theater Presents: Di Nite Befo Krismus

A Belizean remake of a popular and beloved play dubbed Di Nite Befo Krismus comes your way this Thursday at the Bliss Center for the Performing Arts where the Children’s [...]

Gales Point Malanti Da Kriol Kolcha Kapital

In tonight’s episode of Kolcha Tuesday, we look at the community of Gales Point Manatee and the work being done by residents and cultural activists to safeguard the rich heritage [...]

Brukdong Festival Planned for Friday Night at House of Culture

‘Tis Christmastime and what better way to promote culture than through a festival featuring music and food. That is what will take place on Friday night at the House of [...]

NICH Reintroduces Revamped Belize Culture Fund

Today the National Institute of Culture and History, NICH launched a revamped Belize Culture Fund. The fund had been in existence years ago but was dormant for quite a few [...]

Kolcha Tuesday is Taco Tuesday, Sugar City Style!

For tonight’s episode of Kolcha Tuesday we will purposely rebrand the following feature as Taco Tuesday.  Over the weekend, News Five traveled to Orange Walk where we attended the annual [...]

Young Belizean Artists “Chalk Up Di Paak”

Over the weekend, children from across the country converged at the Belisle Art Gallery inside the Bliss where they were paired with several well-known Belizean visual artists.  Led by Gilvano [...]

St. Agnes Anglican School Presents Play for Judging

Saint Agnes Anglican School in La Democracia serves the Mahogany Heights and La Democracia communities and is one of six rural primary schools taking part in a storytelling competition organized [...]

Thousand Flock to Griga for Garifuna Settlement Day

Garifuna Settlement Day was celebrated on Sunday and if you were in Dangriga over the long weekend, you would have seen how massive the celebrations were this year. The yearly [...]

Garifuna Flava Restaurant Recognized by Chicago Bears

And, the Garifuna culture was also celebrated and recognized in Chicago, Illinois. Last week, American football team, Chicago Bears acknowledged Garifuna Flava, a restaurant owned and operated by Belizean Rhodel [...]

Thoughts by Alissa Bradley

Imagination Factri, in collaboration with the Kirkland Smith School of Visual Art, proudly presents its latest art exhibition, “Thoughts” featuring the works of emerging artist Alissa Bradley. A graduate of [...]

Reviving the Hetzmek

An ancient Mayan ritual was performed on Sunday in Yo Creek Village, Orange Walk. The Hetzmek, or Mayan Baptism, is a fading cultural practice. The Cantun family is working on [...]

The Way Forward: Garifuna Land, Culture and Future

The National Garifuna Council held a panel discussion today in Belize City. The discussion focused on the way forward for the Garifuna people as it pertains to their land, culture, [...]

Celebrating 200 Years of Garifuna Presence in Belize

Across the country today, various branches of the National Garifuna Council launched their respective itineraries for celebration events in the month of November.  In Belize City, there was a brief [...]

Dia de los Muertos is Mestizo Kolcha

All ethnicities have their own unique way of honouring the dead. The Mestizo culture is no different. Mestizos and Mexicans are at this time preparing for Dia de los Muertos, [...]