Arts, Culture, History & Hereos

Indian Creek Community Takes Government to Court Over Alcalde Removal

Members of the Indian Creek community in southern Belize are challenging the government in court
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Belize Unveils September Celebrations Theme: ‘A Nation Proud and Free:

The 2024 theme for the September Celebrations was unveiled this afternoon just after two o’clock. 
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Anglican Cathedral College Visual Arts Students Host Live Painting Exhibition

The visual arts students of Anglican Cathedral College (ACC) launched an exhibition this morning.  The
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Benque Resident Files Nuisance Complaint Against Local Marching Band

With Belize’s Bandfest less than a month away, marching bands across the country are practicing
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Belizean Gospel Artist Seeks Support for Trip to Atlanta Music

Belizean Gospel Artist “Dennis Requena” has been selected to attend the Gospel Choice Music Awards
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Garifuna Language in Schools Initiative Nears Formal Rollout in Southern

The Garifuna Language in Schools initiative is yet to be formally rolled out in primary
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Institute of Creative Arts Launches National Song Competition for September

The Institute of Creative Arts (ICA) is kicking off the 2024 September celebrations, by opening
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Proposed Route Change for Belize Carnival Road March Causes Controversy

Love News has confirmed that the Belize Carnival Association is contemplating a change in this
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Historic Inauguration of Museum of Belizean Art Celebrated

Today marks a historic day for Art in Belize. The National Institute of Culture and
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Belize Celebrates Garifuna Survival Day, Honoring Cultural Resilience and Heritage

Today’s Garifuna Survival Day marks the 227th anniversary of the first arrival of the Garinagu
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Garifuna Language Curriculum Launched in Belize Schools to Promote Cultural

The Garifuna Language in Schools curriculum was officially launched today at Holy Family Primary School
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Former Public Servant Charles Bartlett Hyde Laid to Rest at

Charles Bartlett Hyde has transitioned at age 100.  The former career public servant was laid
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Cynthia Ellis-Topsey Attends Garifuna Conference in St. Vincent

Belizean cultural ambassador, Cynthia Ellis-Topsey, was one of several residents of Central America who attended
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Belizeans Rush to Stock Up on Fish for Good Friday

For many, today was the last day to get their fish stock for Good Friday.
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Belize at 43 Theme Competition Launched: Public Invited to Shape

The Belize National Celebrations Commission has launched the Belize at 43 theme competition. To set
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Institute of Creative Arts Hosts Annual Women in Art Exhibit:

In celebration of Women’s Month, the Institute of Creative Arts (ICA) is hosting an art
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Tokyo Animation Lecturer Inspires Belizean Enthusiasts

Animation enthusiasts were captivated by Tokyo Lecturer in an Animation Conference today, organized by the
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Historic Milestone: Garifuna Language to be Included in School Curriculum

After three years of collaboration between the Ministry of Education and the National Garifuna Council
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Northern Maya Association of Belize Celebrates International Mother Language Day

On February 21, indigenous communities worldwide celebrate International Mother Language Day. In Belize, the Northern
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Annual March Fiesta in Limbo: Political Motives or Maintenance Issues?

Residents of Chan Pine Ridge Village, Orange Walk are up in arms over the uncertainty
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Belizean Mayan Activists Attend Digital Activism Summit in Chiapas, Mexico

Four Mayan descent activists represented Belize in Chiapas Mexico for the second annual Mayan Languages
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National Institute of Culture and History Holds Virtual Forum to

The National Institute of Culture and History held a virtual stakeholder forum today, to sensitize
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Jamaican Reggae Legend Pluto Shervington Passes Away at 73

Jamaican Reggae singer and producer, Pluto Shervington, passed away at the age of 73. According
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World-Renowned Piano Duo Mundi: George and Guli Perform in Belize

This week, world-renowned pianists George Lopez and Gulimina Mahamuti are in Belize for a series
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Ministry of Education Partners with NICH for Upkeep of George

This Ministry of Education, Culture, Science, and Technology of Belize is teaming up with the
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Cubola Productions Launches Campaign to Promote Belizean Literature with $40

A local publishing house has launched a campaign to encourage citizens to read more Belizean
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NIC Hosts Showcase of Children’s Summer Arts Program with Kriol

On Thursday, children who are enrolled in the summer arts program from the National Institute
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Belize Returns to Miss Universe Stage Under House of Crowns

Belize is back on the Miss Universe stage, now under the directorship of the House
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Cabinet Decides to Increase Archaeology Site Fees

The John Briceno Cabinet met in its weekly session on Thursday where several decisions were
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Christmas Tree Lighting in Belize City: Council and Coca Cola

The Belize City Council and Coca Cola is kicking off the Christmas season with the
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Battle of the Drums Donates $10,000 to Garifuna Language Commission

The Battle of the Drums donates $10, 000 to the Garifuna language commission. The donation
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Government to Pay Homage to Garifuna Legends Paul Nabor and

This weekend, the government is paying homage to Garifuna Legends, Paul Nabor and Andy Palacio.
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Love FM Southern Tour: Visiting Hopkins Village Ahead of Settlement

Love FM’s southern tour continues this week, with the team visiting Hopkins Village today. Love’s
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Garifuna Settlement Day Celebrations Honor TV Ramos, Advocate for Garifuna

As Garifuna Settlement Day draws near, activities to honor and pay tribute to Garifuna legends
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Peni Punta Gorda Hosts 18th Annual Battle of the Drums

Over the weekend, Peni Punta Gorda was ground zero for the 18th annual Battle of
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Japan Day Festival Celebrated in Belize City Over the Weekend

While the month of November is known for activities focused on Garifuna culture, there was
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Belize Observes Remembrance Day, Honoring Military Veterans

Over the weekend, Belize observed Remembrance Day, a day that pays tribute to military veterans
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Garifuna Settlement Day Preparations Continue with Annual Primary Schools Garifuna

As Garifuna Settlement Day draws near, cultural activities to highlight the 19 of November continue
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National Garifuna Council Plans Packed Agenda for 200th Garifuna Settlement

The culture capital has a lot of activities in store for Garifuna Settlement Day. According
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Garifuna Panel Discussion Addresses Social Issues

Today, the Belize City branch of the National Garifuna Council held a panel discussion on
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Theater Workshops Offered by San Ignacio/Santa Elena House of Culture

The San Ignacio/Santa Elena House of Culture is hosting a series of theater workshops this
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Nominations Open for James A. Waight Environmental Conservation Award

The Belize Audubon Society is looking for the 38 James A. Waight winner. Prestigious award
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Garifuna Communities Raise Concerns Over Land Disputes

When villagers of Yemeri Grove in the Toledo district, held a press conference last week
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Garifuna Settlement Day Celebrations Promote Belize’s Orange Economy

It’s November, which means many Belizeans, at home and abroad, are gearing up to celebrate
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Banquitas House of Culture Observes All Souls Day in Orange

The Banquitas House of Culture in Orange Walk hosted an event in observation of All
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Garifuna Heritage Foundation Launches Reparations Working Group

The Garifuna Heritage Foundation has announced the launch of the Garifuna Reparations Working Group. The
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Belizeans Marvel at Annular Solar Eclipse

Over the weekend a rare celestial event had the attention of Belizeans and many residents
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Belize Mourns the Loss of Cultural Activist Canon Jervis Valentine

Former educator, BDF soldier and cultural activist passed away this weekend in southern Belize.  79-year-old,
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National Kriol Council Calls for Proper Protocol Implementation in Land

The National Kriol Council has voiced major concerns with the ongoing dispute between the villages
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Belize Marks 12th Anniversary of George Price’s Passing with National

Today marks twelve years since the Right Honorable George Price passed away.  He died at
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Marlyn Vansen Wins National Song Competition with Patriotic Anthem

Marlyn Vansen is the winner of this year’s National Song Competition. The festive event was
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Mount Carmel Primary School and BTNU Benque Branch Sit Out

Today, schools country-wide went out in full force to participate in the Children’s Rally parade,
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Minister Fonseca Forms Subcommittee to Improve Carnival Road March

Chairman of the National Celebration Commission, Minister Francis Fonseca, says that a subcommittee will be
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Belizean Patriots Honored at Annual Tribute Event

The annual Tribute to Belizean Patriots was held last night in Belize City.  Despite interruptions
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Gwendolyn Lizarraga receives posthumous Order of Belize Award

Of the 25 awardees, 21were given meritorious awards; two received the Order of Belize, namely
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Eliza Arnold Recognized for Contributions to Sports Sector

Earlier in this newscast, we told you of the 25 awardees who were recognized last
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Belize Celebrates 225th Anniversary of Battle of Saint George’s Caye

Belize celebrated the 225th anniversary of the Battle of Saint George’s Caye Day on Sunday,
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Ryan Kilgore Foundation and Peacework International Commit to Providing Instruments

Members of the Ryan Kilgore Foundation along with Peacework International recently concluded a visit to
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Art Exhibition Celebrates Artists from Guatemala, Belize, Mexico, and Paraguay

An art exhibition, “Our Second Home,” opened at the National Chiang Kai Shek Memorial earlier
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Carnival Committee Continues Preparations for Belize’s Carnival Day

Carnival Day is getting closer, and the Carnival Committee continues their assessments of mas camps
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Belize City Gears Up for 2023 Carnival Road March

All roads lead to Belize City this weekend for the highly anticipated 2023 Carnival Road
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Flag-Raising Ceremony Highlights Belizean Heritage

As a part of the September Celebrations, this morning the Office of the Prime Minister
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Belize Awards Honor Contributions to Arts, Culture, Literature, and Heritage

Today seven Belizeans were honored for their contributions to the nation in arts, culture, literature,
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Municipalities Across Belize Raise Flags to Kick Off September Celebrations

Municipalities across the country marked the opening of the September Celebrations today with the ceremonial
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September Celebrations in Dangriga: Calendar Launches with Exciting Events

The September celebrations calendar for Dangriga Town was officially launched today.  We join Correspondent Harry
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George Gabb Award Winner Carl Gordon Showcases Wood Sculptures in

The work of this year’s recipient of the George Gabb Award for Visual Art, Carl
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Queen of the Bay Delegates Prepare for Grand Pageant Event

Delegates for the 78th Queen of the Bay Pageant are getting ready for the grand
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Belize Tourism Board Launches Art Competition for World Tourism Day

The Belize Tourism Board is engaging Belize’s artistic community for a competition centered on the
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Indigenous People’s Day Focuses on Youth Empowerment and Self-Determination

Today is World Indigenous People’s Day and the Belize National Indigenous Council (BENIC) wants youths
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Belizean Production Company Signs Exclusive Deal to Distribute US Director’s

A Belizean Production Company is attracting global attention after signing an exclusive deal with a
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National Kriol Council Welcomes New Representative on People’s Constitution Commission

The National Kriol Council (NKC) has a new representative on the People’s Constitution Commission (PCC).
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Young Blood Art Exhibition Showcases Work of Belizean Artists at

The artwork of several young Belizean artists remains on display at the Image Factory in
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Taiwan’s Ambassador Explores Garifuna Culture in Dangriga

Taiwan’s Ambassador to Belize, Lily Li-Wen Hsu, was immersed in aspects of Garifuna culture, cuisine,
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Garifuna Institute Motivates Youth with Progress Nest Program

On Saturday, the NGO Garifuna Institute for Research and Indigenous Understanding (GARiU) held a youth
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Fifth Anniversary of Belizean Studies Curriculum Celebrated at House of

An event celebrating the fifth anniversary of Belizean Studies curriculum was held this week at
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Unveiling Ceremony Honors Sir George Noel Brown in Belmopan

An unveiling ceremony took place today in memory of Sir George Noel Brown in Belmopan. 
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Official Theme Unveiled for Belize’s 2023 September Celebrations

The National Celebrations Commission has launched the official theme for the 2023 September Celebrations “Hope
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Belize Zoo and Tropical Research Center hosts grand celebration for

Over the weekend the Belize Zoo and tropical Research Center celebrated the second annual Sharon
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Ministry of Education Supports Inclusion of Garifuna Language in Schools,

The Battle of the Drums Secretariat is looking forward to greater things in the southern
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Did the weekend downpour put a damper on Cahew Fest?

There was much hype and anticipation for the annual Crooked Tree Cashew Festival this past
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Residents of Dangriga celebrate the official inauguration of meaningful shed

A shed that is meaningful to the residents of Dangriga was officially inaugurated today. We
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Land disputes in Southern Belize continue despite government’s efforts

Land disputes among communities in the south continue to heat up despite efforts of the
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US Embassy, Love Foundation and Kolbe Foundation unveil “Majestic Wall”

Three major organizations collaborated to have a Majestic Wall installed in the Fort George area. 
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Last chance to submit theme for Belize @42 Theme Competition

The Belize National Celebrations Commission is sending a final notice to the public to submit
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Nominations now open for Belize at 42 Awards

Nominations for the Belize at 42 Awards are now being accepted.  This year’s awards program
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University of Belize holds cultural survival day in Belmopan

Today, the University of Belize held a cultural survival day at the university conference room
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BTB Recognizes Two Frontline Heroes for their Service to Belize’s

The Belize Tourism Board has recognized two tourism stakeholders as part of its Frontline Hero
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BELITOPIA Belize in 2050

In the coming week, the Belizean production company, Jankunu Productionz, will unveil its new masterpiece,
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Easter Tapestry Workshop in SE/SI

The San Ignacio/Santa Elena House of Culture is hosting a sawdust tapestry project for the
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UB Belmopan Celebrates Maya day

The University of Belize hosted its first UB Maya Day yesterday, on its central campus
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Raquel Rodriguez Celebrates Women’s Month

As part of Women’s Month, Belmopan artist Raquel Rodriguez of Raquel Art launched a program
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The Garifuna Collective is back in Belize

The Garifuna Collective is back in Belize after a successful tour of Australia and New
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The Garifuna Nation Goes from Belize to Baliceaux

The Garifuna Nation recently returned from a trip to North America and the Caribbean aimed
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Restoring Lamanai Archeological Reserve for the Generations to Come

The Lamanai Archeological Reserve has been undergoing a major restoration project over the past year.
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BTB Promoting Belize Through Culinary Experiences

The Belize Tourism Board will be debuting a new series documenting the different culinary practices
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ICA Launches Womxn in Art Exhibit Featuring Belizean Artists

The Institute of Creative Arts (ICA) in Belize City will be launching an art exhibit
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