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International Feature Film is Being Shot in Belize

The filming of a film with a Belizean and American cast is taking place in San Pedro. The director is Dale Stelly, a Belizean American from Los Angeles, who is [...]

No Art Academy in Belize, So Kevin Morales Finds His Inspiration Online

We take you to Bella Vista tonight to meet a rising artist from that southern village. Like many artists he has a studio, but what is not as obvious is [...]

Tony Rath Opens Photo Gallery in Dangriga

A month before he migrates with his wife to the U.K. where she has taken up a diplomatic posting, renowned photographer and blogger Tony Rath is unveiling his new project [...]

Taking Archaeology to the Museum

NICH is bringing archaeology into the national museum and district houses of culture. The history of the Maya people, coupled with the benefits of forest gardening from a climate change [...]

Never to be Forgotten: “The Flowers Bank Fourteen”

Today, there was a wreath laying ceremony in Flowers Bank to mark the anniversary of the historic 1797 Public Meeting and the Flowers Bank Fourteen.  According to the Institute for [...]

Traditional Mayan Food with a Twist

Immediately following the official ceremony for the installation of Froyla T’zalam as the new Governor General of Belize this morning, a reception was held at the House of Culture. The [...]

National Garifuna Council Holds Virtual Convention

The National Garifuna Council of Belize will be hosting its annual convention over the weekend. Members will be going through the process of electing a new leader since N.G.C. president [...]

A Virtual Dance Recital

Usually this would be the time of year when Belizean artists are on stage showing off their talents.  But this year, as with so many things, even dance recitals have [...]

Books for Dangriga Children, Courtesy of the U.S. Embassy

And finally tonight, a little good news for some children in Dangriga. They will benefit from a gift of reading material from the U.S. Embassy in Belmopan.  Today almost one [...]

Minster for Indigenous People Comments on Barranco Village Land Dispute

In Tuesday’s newscast, we looked at Garifuna communal lands and a dispute involving Barranco Village which claims people from Midway, a predominantly Maya community, are developing Barranco village lands.  However, [...]

Garifuna Leaders Defend Ancestral Communal Lands

The first Garifuna settlement in Belize was established back in November of 1802, but now there are challenges to the communal lands settled by the ancestors in southern Belize.  Add [...]

Highlights of Pre School Festival of Arts 2021

During the COVID pandemic, Belize’s performing artists have had to get creative and many have moved online. The same has happened with Belize’ littlest performers. The tiny tots recently took [...]

G.O.B. to Meet with Garifuna Nation About Issues

On Wednesday, the Garifuna community spoke out about struggles surrounding communal land rights.  In that press conference, its representatives spoke of land issues affecting three Garifuna communities in the south, [...]

An Update on the Maya Communal Land Rights Consent Order

Minister Balderamos Garcia also spoke about the progress on the consent order issued by the C.C.J. in terms of the communal land rights case won by the Maya people in [...]

Virtual Release of MAXIMO: the Last Alcalde of San Jose Yalbac

Belizean history came to life over the weekend in San Jose Nuevo Palmar in Orange Walk. It became the scene of a dedication ceremony in honour of Maximo Perez, the [...]

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 [...]