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Meet Belizean Punta Rap Artist, Derz McVey!

He was born Ivor Ventura, but over the past two years, Belizean punta rap artist Derz McVey has been taking the music scene by storm. Due to the pandemic, however, [...]

The Balance Between Conservation and Economic Activity in Protected Areas

The area is called “The Maya Golden Landscape,” and it’s the site of an exciting partnership between those working to maintain Belize’s healthy natural ecosystems and southern cacao farmers. News [...]

A Jazzy Valentine Special

If you are looking for entertainment on your valentine night, a virtual jazz festival takes place on Sunday at five p.m. right here on Channel Five and our News Five [...]

Celebrating the Chinese New Year in Belize during COVID-19

The dragon dance is among the many activities done annually to celebrate the Chinese New Year in Belize, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the festive occasion has gone virtual. [...]

National Garifuna Council Meets with the Minister of Indigenous People’s Affairs

On Thursday, the new Minister of Indigenous People’s Affairs addressed the Caribbean Court of Justice and stated that her appointment signals a new day of respect for our Maya sisters, [...]

Belize Music Agency Moves to Online Platform

The Belize Music Agency is switching its entire music operation to an online platform but for it do to so it needed funding. C.E.O. James Sanker looked to the Caribbean [...]

Virtual Brukdown Festival to be Held on Sunday

One of the Belize Music Agency’s first online events will be the annual Brukdown Festival scheduled to take place on Sunday, December twentieth.  Sanker says that lovers of brukdown music [...]

Happy Birthday Andy Palacio!!!

Cultural icon Andy Palacio would have turned sixty years old today. The legendary Garifuna musician was born in the coastal village of Barranco on December second 1960. Palacio became a [...]

Sights and Sounds from Garifuna Settlement Day

This year’s Garifuna Settlement Day celebration was a wet one, as it rained incessantly throughout the day.  While an official ceremony was held in Dangriga, the Culture Capital, many across [...]

Celebrating Garifuna Settlement Day Virtually

Across the country, Garifuna Settlement Day will be celebrated on Thursday.  The nineteenth of November is traditionally a time of year when the culture of the Garifuna people is honored [...]

Plans for a Virtual Nineteenth Celebration

Activities for this year will include an ecumenical service in Dangriga which is preceded by a re-enactment of the arrival of the Garinagu.   Sebastian Cayetano, Garifuna Activist/Historian “Where it [...]

Mexico independence Celebration to go virtual

And get ready to celebrate Mexico’s Independence Day. The Embassy of Mexico in Belize today issued a release to say that the celebration is on; but given the current situation [...]

Celebrating September Celebrations in a Responsible Manner

Aside from being U.D.P. Leader Elect and Culture Minister, Patrick Faber is also in charge of culture. Today, he was asked about this year’s September Celebrations Septembers.  According to Faber, [...]

Deejays Need Unemployment Relief Too

The rash of new COVID-19 cases has resulted in nightclubs and other establishments being shuttered once again and deejays, as well as other entertainers, are presently out of a job.  [...]

Jankunu Productionz Hosts Two Nights of Comedy with “Covid Chronicles”

Are you ready for some theatre filled with laughter and excitement? Well listen up cause on August seventh and eighth at the Bliss Centre for the Performing Arts, “Covid Chronicles” [...]

What is the Heritage Education Network Belize?

Heritage Education Network Belize is a new non-profit organization being led by four archaeologists to help support heritage education and the sustainable development of tourism and creative businesses. The online [...]

How to Access Heritage Education Network Belize’s Resources

Co-Founder of the Heritage Education Network Belize Sylvia Batty says that they have launched a number of free resources and are looking to expand their offerings and form more partnerships [...]

Foodie Expo Held in Belize City

A gastronomic event took place this weekend; it was a Foodie Expo that brought together persons in the food industry.  It was staged at 501 Hub in Belize City on [...]

Reviving Hetzmek, a Mayan Baptism Ritual

Over the weekend a ritual steeped in ancient tradition was performed in Yo Creek, in the Orange Walk District. A Hetzmek, which is a baptismal ceremony, was held for a [...]

At Least 9 Employees Fired from NICH

As we have reported, the National Institute of Culture and History had been running on financial trouble for months.  The Minister of Education Patrick Faber had raised the alarm on [...]

September without Carnival! No Money and No Time to Get Ready

In years past, the construction of carnival costumes and dance rehearsals would be in full swing at this time of the year. But the coronavirus has thrown a wrench into [...]

Image Factory @ 25!

The iconic Image Factory Art Foundation is celebrating twenty-five years today.  Over the years, we have grown to recognize the Image Factory as the most edgy and innovative art gallery [...]

Chocolate Making – a Mayan Art Form!

The history of the cacao in the Mayan culture dates back to thousands of years ago. The cacao beans or seeds were used for trading and also used in drinks, [...]

The National Festival of Arts 2020 Goes Virtual

The National Festival of Arts 2020 goes virtual. Around this time every year, the national showcase of primary and high school students in the performing arts would take centre stage [...]

World Book and Copyright Day is Celebrated in Belize

Across the world, April twenty-third is recognized as World Book and Copyright Day. It is used to recognize the literary works of poets, authors and writers. But in the wake [...]