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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 [...]

La Ruta Maya – Rich in Culture & an Income Booster for Communities

Enterprising residents along the banks of the Belize River look forward for the annual Belikin La Ruta Maya River Challenge to generate income. From the sale of jewellery and food [...]

The Evolution of the La Ruta Maya River Challenge; Day One Complete

Sixty teams registered and competed in the first leg of the Belikin La Ruta Maya River Challenge. At seven a.m. sharp, the canoes paddled down the winding Macal River for [...]

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 [...]

Cuba Celebrates the Historic Anniversaries of Revolution and Relations with Belize

The Embassy of Cuba in Belize celebrated two historic events over the weekend: the anniversary of its revolution and the anniversary of relations with Belize. Education and health have been [...]

Cuba Celebrates Revolution Anniversary & Bilateral Ties with Belize

Today an official celebration of the sixty-first anniversary of the Cuban Revolution as well as the twenty-fifth anniversary of bilateral relations between Belize and Cuban will be celebrated at the [...]

The National Screening Tour of Belize’s First Animated Movie

The national screening tour for Tecuani and Duende, Belize’s first animated movie comes to the Mexican Cultural Institute in Belize City tonight. It is one of the last stops for [...]

Luthiers Without Borders Assist the Pallotti School of Music

Luthiers without Borders is an international organization that began with a violin repair project run by two violin makers in schools in Havana, Cuba. It quickly expanded to other countries [...]

Museum Association of Belize Learns How to Digitize Collections

The Museum Association of Belize received four-day training to learn how to use technology to preserve and make cultural assets more accessible. The owners and curators of the museums received [...]

A Call for Interested Writers to Enter Belize Literary Prize 2019-2020

The annual Belize Literary Prize is a writing competition that is open for Belizeans living at home and abroad.  The winners are subsequently published in the Belize Literary Prize Series, [...]

Khloe Landero Wins the NICH Xmas Card Competition

In November, NICH launched its second annual Christmas Card Competition. Last year they received fewer than five submissions but this year a whopping eighty-five entries were submitted. A young student [...]

El Festival Del Pueblo in San Lazaro, Orange Walk

El Festival Del Pueblo or the people’s festival has gained momentum since it started eight years ago in San Lazaro, Orange Walk. It is the brainchild of Hugo Carrillo, a [...]

The Belize International Film Market is Launched

The Belize Film Commission is officially launching the Belize International Film Market and Belize-based Studio Complex with Saba Industries. The announcement was made today, via a press release where the [...]

PM Addresses Culture Pressures at Garifuna Settlement Day

On Tuesday Belizeans all over celebrated Garifuna Settlement Day. As a part of the activities, an official programme was held in the “culture capital” Dangriga.  The re-enactment of the Garinagu [...]

Leader of the Opposition Champions the Garifuna Language

The theme for this year’s celebration, when translated, is “Garifuna Language is the foundation of Garifuna survival.” Leader of the Opposition John Briceño also spoke at the official ceremonies in [...]

The Garifuna Collective is Awarded $10K for Putting Belizean Music on the International Stage

The Garifuna Collective has carved a name for itself; recently it was recognized as number one in the Trans Global World Music Charts and is the only Belizean band that [...]

Why Wasn’t Music Ambassador at Garifuna Collective Award Ceremony?

DPM Patrick Faber was also asked about Music Ambassador Shyne Barrow who was notably absent from the Garifuna Collective Award ceremony today. It is known that DPM Patrick Faber and [...]

The Winners of the 2019 Belize International Film Festival

On Sunday, the fourteenth edition of the Belize International Film Festival closed with the announcement of the winners of this year’s festival. There were a total of seven categories for [...]