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Cultural Consciousness at the Belize National Library Service

There is new leadership at the Belize National Library Service and Information System under the Ministry of Education, Culture, Science, and Technology and with that come changes. Chairman Leroy Green [...]

Belize City Mural is Unveiled

Well, the day finally arrived and the Belize City mural has been unveiled. The project is part of a countrywide commissioned event for the September festivities by the National Celebrations [...]

Avalanche of Applications for Culture Grants: 40 Recipients Chosen

Forty persons who wanted to share with the wider public their idea of an artistic or cultural project received support from the September Celebrations Committee on Thursday. The Committee had [...]

Creative Arts Giants Recognised

Today at the House of Culture in Belize City, the National Celebrations Commission presented awards and recognised individuals who have contributed tremendously over the years in different sectors of the [...]

Celebrating the Battle of St. George’s Caye

Despite COVID-19, and despite some rainy weather, on Friday, the official ceremony to celebrate the two hundred and twenty-third anniversary of the Battle of Saint George’s Caye was held at [...]

Culture & History Masterpiece for San Ignacio/Santa Elena Mural

Across the country, in the nine municipalities, murals celebrating the fortieth Independence of Belize have been commissioned. Today, the twin towns of San Ignacio and Santa Elena officially premiered their [...]

Kulcha Symposium Underway

The first-ever Belize Kulcha Symposium, headed by Heritage Education Network Belize, got underway virtually this week.  One of the keynote speakers over the three-day event was Belizean writer, poet and [...]

Artists Begin Independence Mural in Belize City

Earlier this week, we showed you new public art at the Isidoro Beaton Stadium on the Ring Road in Belmopan.  That mural is part of an initiative by the National [...]

Maya Heroes Day 2021 is Celebrated!

The Northern Maya Association of Belize has recognized leaders of the Mayan community who over the years have dedicated a large part of their lives to safeguarding and promoting the [...]

September Celebrations: Belize-at-Forty Awards

Tomorrow officially marks the first day of September, the month when Belizeans show their national pride. In that spirit, the National Celebrations Commission has been planning a series of events [...]

Garifuna Nation on the Connection between their Land Claims and Maya Land Rights

Last night we told you about the claims a group called the Garifuna Nation are making against the Government of Belize. Headed by Cynthia Ellis, Garifuna Nation says the Garinagu [...]

Garifuna Nations Says they Will Take Their Claim “As Far as We Need to”

Garifuna Nation is now calling on G.O.B. to take a hands-off approach to settle Garifuna lands across the country, until those lands are properly demarcated. According to Ellis, Garifuna Nation [...]

“Garifuna Nation” Says G.O.B. Abusing Settled Lands

A group calling themselves the Garifuna Nation is calling out the Government of Belize for what they say is an abuse of lands the Garinagu settled prior to colonization.  Like [...]

Virtual Kulcha Symposium Begins September 1

The Heritage Education Network Belize is hosting its first annual Belize Kulcha Symposium.  The event will be held from September first to the third, all virtually. We found out more [...]

“Ding Ding Walla Walla” – Intellectual Property & Copyright Issues Abound

Intellectual property is a private property right – in the same way that a person owns a house or a car. So even if your neighbour sees something happening in [...]

Din Din Wala is Creole Song in the Public Domain

The late Leela Vernon was one of Belize’s pride and joys for her exemplary effort in helping to salvage the Creole culture through music.  And when she passed away in [...]

Beka Lamb Re-released

Currently in Belize is Holly Edgell, the daughter of the late Zee Edgell, renown for her literary works such as Beka Lamb and Time and the River among others. Holly [...]

Vendors at Altun Ha Given Warnings About Vaccine

Last week craftspeople and other vendors at Altun Ha Archaeological Site were told they would have to show proof of vaccination or have their stalls closed down for this week’s [...]

Forty Grants for Forty Years of Independence

The National September Celebrations calendar of events for this year includes a new grant program for forty artists and creative workers, in line with the celebration of Belize’s fortieth anniversary [...]

Call for Belizean Creatives to Receive Grant Funding

According to Budhrani, any Belizean or Belizean-owned entity is eligible to participate in the grant program as there are no restrictions on age, gender, ethnicity, or any other background.   [...]

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 [...]

Recognising Emancipation Day

Emancipation Day was recognised for the first time this year as a public and bank holiday in Belize. The Ministry of Culture, through the National Institute of Culture and History, [...]

Churches Played Part in Slavery

Of the many activities held so far, an ecumenical service on August first shed light on the original actors in slavery. Interestingly, the churches played a role in slavery. In [...]

Changing the Legacy of Slavery

Outside of getting communities more involved, it’s about changing the “crab-in-a-barrel” mentality. Director of the Institute for Social and Cultural Research, Nigel Encalada says that it is time for all [...]

Minister of Culture Speaks on Emancipation Day

For the first time, Belize will observe Emancipation Day as a public and bank holiday this year.  It commemorates the day in 1838 when enslaved Africans from the English-speaking Caribbean [...]