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Belizean Painter Inspired by Prime Minister of Barbados

Belizean painter Alex Sanker is on the island of Ambergris Caye painting a special piece in honor of Mia Mottley, the Prime Minister of Barbados. The painting is inspired by [...]

Food Hub and Music Studios Also Getting Tourism Funds

And, there will also be funds for some culinary and cultural projects. The establishment of a food hub on Mahogany Street in Belize City and construction of two music studios [...]

Super Furia Named “Band of the Year”

The Super Furia band has been in existence for decades. It is well known for its energetic and captivating live performances, both among party goers and in family settings. However, [...]

Hubee Alvarez Released “Life Part 2”

Tonight, we leave you with a highlight of another Belizean talent spreading a message of positivity and peace through music. Huston “Hubee” Alvarez and his talented crew have released the [...]

Kriol Cultural Icon, Myrna Manzanares Laid to Rest

The funeral service for the late Myrna Manzanares was held today in Belize City. The late Kriol Culture icon died on December twenty-first after suffering a stroke from which she [...]

Patrick Faber: Myrna Manzanares Deserved Official Funeral

While the funeral for the cultural icon Myrna Manzanares was attended by government officials, including Governor General Froyla T’zalam, it was not one that had all the pomp and circumstance [...]

Gales Point Villagers Came Out En Masse for Myrna

While the Leader of the Opposition, Patrick Faber thinks the state ought to have given Myrna Manzanares an official funeral for her contributions to the Kriol culture, this afternoon, Gales [...]

“Spirit of Kriol Kulcha” Myrna Manzanares Passes

We reported on Monday that Creole culture advocate Myrna Manzanares was critically ill in the K.H.M.H. Intensive Care Unit. Manzanares passed away shortly before two this morning, never waking up [...]

Preserving the Legacy of the Women Devoted to Preserving Her Culture

Now, with the passing of such a key person in the preservation of Kriol culture, Udz says there now has to be an effort to also preserve the legacy of [...]

A Book on Belizean Women in Politics, by Annmarie

Former News Five journalist and public policy advisor, Annmarie Williams has published a book on women in politics in Belize. The piece entitled “Political Women in Red & Blue” is [...]

The Book is a Tool That Can Be Used in Many Disciplines across Belize

Williams says the book is a helpful tool for people who want to learn more about the history of women in Belizean politics, or who want to reclaim the stories [...]

Kriol Icon Critically Ill

Belizean writer and advocate of the Creole culture, Myrna Manzanares lies critically ill in the Intensive Care Unit of the K.H.M.H.  Reports are that she suffered what doctors believe was [...]

Kriol Council on Myrna Manzanares’ Contribution to Culture

Garvin says that a CT scan was performed on Manzanares today, the result of which she now awaits.  While the other members of the council hope for the best, Garvin [...]

Library Week Goes Virtual

The Belize National Library Service and Information System invites the public to celebrate Library Week. The theme is Belize Libraries: Transforming, Enriching and Uplifting Communities Since 1935. The week is [...]

Belmopan Artists Volunteering Their Time to Beautiful Belmopan

A group of artists from Belmopan and surrounding areas have teamed up to share their talent with the community voluntarily.   Raquel Rodriguez, Artist “The artists in Belmopan and I [...]

GG Froyla T’zalam Installed as Patron of Scout Association

Today at the Scouts Association of Belize headquarters in Belize City, Governor General Froyla T’zalam was installed as the patron of the organization following the retirement of former G.G. Sir [...]

Garifuna Settlement Day Activities in Dangriga and Online This Year

The Garifuna Settlement Day activities will go on as they do every year, but this year, in keeping with the guidelines to try to keep COVID at bay, there will [...]

Facebook and District Branches Will Help You Celebrate From Home

The entire day will be punctuated with displays of Garifuna pride and culture and in case you wanted to still be a part of the celebration from where you are, [...]

Mexican Embassy Displays Altar and Seeks Facebook Likes for Competition

The Mexican Embassy in Belize is asking social media users to help them win this year’s “Reto de Altares” competition for Dia de los Muertos. Every year the institute of [...]

Indian Belizeans Celebrate Diwali

The arrival of East Indians to Belize dates back to the eighteen hundreds.  From these early origins and waves of more recent immigration, many Indian Belizeans have taken the lead [...]

NICH to Find New President: Budrani’s Contract Not Being Renewed

President of the National Institute of Culture and History, Saphna Budrani’s term is coming to an end in a few weeks. Minister responsible for appointing the President to that seat, [...]

Indigenous Affairs Minister Says Representation Requires Respectful Engagement

We also asked Minister Garcia about the Garifuna community and their claims to land under customary land rights. Here is what she had to say.   Dolores Balderamos Garcia, Minister [...]

Fish Right, Eat Right—Catch to Kitchen App Test Piloted

Oceana Belize is piloting its “Fish Right, Eat Right” initiative in San Pedro. The technology allows for restaurateurs to track their fish purchase, from catch to kitchen. It is Oceana’s [...]

NGC Releases November Event Calendar

The National Garifuna Council has released its calendar of events for the 2021 Virtual November Celebrations. The NGC says it is working with partners and communities to ensure that this [...]

SATIIM Launches Xe’il Clothing Line

Fashion shows are not common these days, given the COVID-19 pandemic. But that did not stop the Sarstoon Temash Institute for Indigenous Management from bringing a group of Mopan Maya [...]