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$27K for Cultural Development Projects

A third tranche of money from the Cultural Development Fund of the National Institute of Culture and History was disbursed today at the Bliss Centre for the Performing Arts. The [...]

A Portrait Exhibition at the Museum of Belize

The Museum of Belize is launching a portrait exhibition called “The River of Art Flows Everywhere.” Taiwanese artist Yaoling Lee, who has been living in Belize for over two decades, [...]

#GeorgePrice@100 Exhibit Launched

At Saint John’s College Art Center this afternoon, an exhibit was launched to honour the father of the nation, George Price. Price led the country to Independence and would have [...]

Third Annual Maya Heroes Day to be Celebrated in Sugar City

This Saturday in Orange Walk Town, the Northern Maya Association will be hosting Maya Heroes Day, a cultural event to honor outstanding promoters of the Mayan heritage. The activity which [...]

The National Flag of Belize receives a face lift

The National Celebrations Commission today announced that the Belize flag is being standardized. For years, Belizeans have complained that the national is not uniform. Relying on historical information and after [...]

New Flag design tries to keep historical resemblance

So what does the new flag look like? According to Encalada, it has been a tedious task to complete, but they laboured to make the new design and colour scheme [...]

Garifuna Collective Heads to British Columbia

The Garifuna Collective has been touring extensively over the past two months, performing in Europe and the United States.  The band is presently in Canada, following a ten-day break from [...]

The Garifuna Collective and Its Place in World Music

Over the years, the Garifuna Collective has come to understand and appreciate its significance in world music.  The idea of taking the stage along with other big name performers is [...]

Celebrating a Belizean Landmark Through Art

Downtown Belize City is a milieu of old and new buildings and is celebrated for its historic significance.  But there is one particular location that is as important to residents [...]

Belize Sends Delegation of Artists to CARIFESTA 2019

The Caribbean Festival of Arts, better known as CARIFESTA, has stimulated the establishment of a regional integration among Caribbean countries, bringing artisans and cultural practitioners together for more than four [...]

Belizean Artists, Musicians and Writers are Off to Trinidad for CARIFESTA

Past CARIFESTAs were effective in sharing aspects of intangible Caribbean cultural heritage such as food, music, dance and theater.  This year, the idea is to add more value by creating [...]

The First Grant Recipients of Receive Funding from Cultural Development Fund

Today, the National Institute of Culture and History handed over twenty-five thousand dollars to the first ever recipients of the Cultural Development Fund. The fund was launched two weeks ago [...]

Pengereng: A Book by Ivory Kelly

Belizean author Ivory Kelly launched her brand new book today at the Image Factory in Belize City. The book is a collection of short stories, which includes one of the [...]

Remembering the 1919 Revolution

An event that happened a century ago; has not been featured prominently in our history books, but it could have sparked a change in history of the then colony. According [...]

Garifuna Collective Heads to North America Tour

The Garifuna Collective departed Belize today to start their North American tour which will take them to over ten states in the United Sates, as well as to different cities [...]

Europe Embraced the Garifuna Collective

Band members, Sam Harris and Marcela Aranda, also spoke to News Five to share their experience on the European leg of their 2019 tour.  In June, the band made appearances [...]

CARIFESTA Draws Near; is Belize Prepared?

The Caribbean Festival of Arts is held biennially across member CARICOM states and this year, the event will be held in Trinidad and Tobago. Hundreds of persons in the creative [...]

Securing Funding to Attend CARIFESTA 2019

According to Greg Vernon, with support from the National Institute of Culture and History, they are now trying to source funding for airfares and lodging for the contingent that will [...]

NICH & BAVIA Sign M.O.U. to Improve Audio Visual Industry

A first of its kind memorandum of understanding was signed this afternoon between the National Institute of Culture and History and the Belize Audio Visual Industry Association. The M.O.U. paves [...]

Developing a Viable and Sustainable Film Industry

The film and audio visual sector has been recognised by the government for about twenty years and Belize was one of the first countries within the Caribbean and Central American [...]

Oliver Samuels Headlines ‘Frenemy’ – a Live Show Comedy – in Belize!

If you don’t know what a ‘Frenemy’ is, then the comedian extraordinaire Oliver Samuels will tell you what it is.  The Jamaican king of comedy is in Belize to put [...]

Jankunu Productionz and Oliver Samuels Team Up for a Master Class in Theater

We also spoke with two of the minds behind Jankunu Productionz. Sandra McKay and Julie Ann Bradley told us more about the play, ‘Frenemy’ and an accompanying master class in [...]

Meet the Hopefuls of the 2019 KTV, the Remix

It is that time of the year; it means it is time of the new season of KTV the Remix so get ready for fun and laughter.  Tonight, we kick [...]

A New Exhibition at the Image Factory

The Image Factory and Art Foundation opened its Ka`añaar Graphic Art Exhibition on Wednesday. The showcase displays the graphic art work of Belizean and Cuban artist Falco and Lito. Yasser [...]

Garifuna Collective Checks in from Europe Where It’s Still on Tour

The Garifuna Collective is currently on tour in Europe and will hit North America later this summer.  They are a seasoned band of musicians from across different generations, with a [...]