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Taylor’s Alley man killed near home

Taylor’s Alley man killed near home

Posted: Monday, December 5, 2016. 2:55 p.m. CST. By BBN Staff: Yesterday afternoon around 1:35 p.m., Belize City police responded to a shooting incident in the vicinity of…

Body of young man, 19, found dead in Teakettle village

Body of young man, 19, found dead in Teakettle village

Posted: Monday, December 5, 2016. 12:37 p.m. CST. By BBN Staff: On Saturday morning around 7:30, police visited Teakettle village in Cayo District where they saw the body…

Man chopped to death in Stann Creek

Man chopped to death in Stann Creek

Posted: Monday, December 5, 2016. 12:09 p.m. CST. By BBN Staff: Yesterday, around 2:32 a.m., Independence Southern Formation Police visited a bus stop in San Roman village, Stann…

Breaking: Fatal road traffic accident in Esperanza village

Breaking: Fatal road traffic accident in Esperanza village

Posted: Sunday, December 4, 2016. 10:21 p.m. CST. By BBN Staff: Reports reaching our newsroom is that a cargo truck, travelling towards San Ignacio, collided into a parked…

Breaking: Dead body found in drain

Breaking: Dead body found in drain

Posted: Saturday, December 3, 2016. 6:01 p.m. CST. By BBN Staff: This morning, a man was found dead in a drain on Lawrence avenue in the Lake Independence…

Tour guide killed in Belize City

Tour guide killed in Belize City

Posted: Saturday, December 3, 2016. 5:57 p.m. CST. By BBN Staff: Reports are that a man was shot and killed near the fish bridge on Vernon Street in…

Guns found in Gales Point Manatee

Guns found in Gales Point Manatee

Posted: Friday, December 2, 2016. 4:05 p.m. CST. By BBN Staff: Today the Special Patrol Unit led by Inspector Aaron Gamboa conducted a special operation in Gales Point  Manatee…

Belize weighs in on world weed list

Belize weighs in on world weed list

Posted: Friday, December 2, 2016. 3:01 p.m. CST. By BBN Staff: Belize, as it turns out, is one of the top 20 weed smoking countries in the world. Number…

Trawler flying Belize flag fined in Somalia

Trawler flying Belize flag fined in Somalia

Posted: Friday, December 2, 2016. 9:26 a.m. CST. By BBN Staff:  A trawler with a Belizean flag has been fined US $65,000 by Somalia. According to reports, the…

Aggressive cat caller taken to court

Aggressive cat caller taken to court

Posted: Friday, December 2, 2016. 8:58 a.m. CST.   By BBN Staff: A man accused of viciously beating a 93-year-old man almost a year ago is again in…

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World Heritage site forum to be held in Belize City tomorrow

World Heritage site forum to be held in Belize City tomorrow

Posted: Monday, December 5, 2016. 12:41 p.m. CST. By BBN Staff: Today, the Ministry of…

Caleb Orozco to be awarded for overturning anti-gay law

Caleb Orozco to be awarded for overturning anti-gay law

Posted: Monday, December 5, 2016. 9:44 a.m. CST. By BBN Staff: Belizean LGBT Activist, Caleb…

Spain provides financing for OAS programs

Spain provides financing for OAS programs

Posted: Sunday, December 4, 2016. 10:18 a.m. CST. By BBN Staff: Spain will provide around…

Cool thieves caught chilling in freezer

Cool thieves caught chilling in freezer

Posted: Friday, December 2, 2016. 8:58 a.m. CST. By BBN Staff: Eugene Bailey, 39, and Raymond…

Woman gets six years for drug trafficking

Woman gets six years for drug trafficking

Posted: Friday, December 2, 2016. 8:58 a.m. CST. By BBN Staff:   Today marks the first…

Vega and Pitts haven’t reimbursed GoB for land transactions

Vega and Pitts haven’t reimbursed GoB for land transactions

Posted: Thursday, December 1, 2016. 7:38 p.m. CST. By BBN Staff: Attorney at law, Sharon…

106 primary school students graduate from Gang Resistance Education and Training Program in Cayo

106 primary school students graduate from Gang Resistance Education and Training Program in Cayo

Posted: Thursday, December 1, 2016. 4:50 p.m. CST. By BBN Staff: A total of one…

Primary School Students in Cayo benefit from Gang Resistance Education and Training program

Primary School Students in Cayo benefit from Gang Resistance Education and Training program

Posted: Thursday, December 1, 2016. 2:20 p.m. CST. By BBN Staff: Standard five students from…

Belize’s economic woes continue – recession enters third quarter

Belize’s economic woes continue – recession enters third quarter

Posted: Thursday, December 1, 2016. 2:13 p.m. CST. By Hugh O’ Brien:  Yesterday, the Statistical…

Toucans caged up in Harvest Caye?

Toucans caged up in Harvest Caye?

Posted: Thursday, December 1, 2016. 10:17 a.m. CST. By BBN Staff: Reports reaching our newsroom…

Cayo Special Constable launch Motorcycle Patrol

Cayo Special Constable launch Motorcycle Patrol

Posted: Wednesday, November 30, 2016. 3:39 p.m. CST. By BBN Staff: Today, the Cayo Special…

Belize one of 30 cheapest 2017 destinations

Belize one of 30 cheapest 2017 destinations

Posted: Wednesday, November 30, 2016. 3:33 p.m. CST. By BBN Staff: A new publication from Forbes…

Suspicious plane lands off Coastal road

Suspicious plane lands off Coastal road

Posted: Wednesday, November 30, 2016. 11:46 a.m. CST. By BBN Staff: Belizean authorities yesterday confirmed…

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Economy

Belize to receive $400 million from CDB

Belize to receive $400 million from CDB

Posted: Monday, October 17, 2016. 10:13 a.m. CST. By BBN Staff: Belize is set to receive a loan of US $200.5 million from the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) to finance…

IMF says the best is not coming yet

IMF says the best is not coming yet

Posted: Tuesday, September 27 , 2016. 5:05 p.m. CST. By BBN Staff: Just 10 months ago, Prime Minister Dean Barrow declared: “The best is yet to come!” Not…

SMART Soca or Surrenda Raffle

SMART Soca or Surrenda Raffle

Posted: Tuesday, September 6, 2016. 2:37 p.m. CST. By BBN Staff: SMART, the leading most innovative telecommunications company in Belize, is holding a Soca or Surrenda raffle this…

Central Bank Governor contract up in September

Central Bank Governor contract up in September

Posted: Tuesday, August 30, 2016. 3:15 p.m.. CST. By BBN Staff: Central Bank Governor Glen Ysaguirre’s contract will be expiring at the end of September. Ysaguirre will reportedly…

SMART announces unlimited broadband

SMART announces unlimited broadband

Posted: Wednesday, August 17th, 2016. 11:43 a.m. CST. By BBN Staff: SMART, via press release this morning, announced the launch of its new Broadband Unlimited Internet Service, which…

Belize: Is the business tax a “good tax”?

Belize: Is the business tax a “good tax”?

Posted: Monday, August 15, 2016. 8:22 a.m. CST. By Richard Harrison: The Business Tax is a tax on sales turnover….charged to registered businesses that report sales over and…

Belize Bank International hit by crisis

Belize Bank International hit by crisis

Posted August 6th 2016, 7:56 p.m. CST By Aaron Humes: According to Caribbean News Now, an offshore bank owned by British-Belizean businessman Lord Michael Ashcroft has closed a…

Stores reminded to avoid price gouging

Stores reminded to avoid price gouging

Posted: Tuesday, August 2, 2016. 6:04 p.m. CST. By BBN Staff: The Supplies Control Unit (SCU) warns grocery shop owners that as the public prepares for the oncoming…

Politics

GOB to sign UNCAC this Friday

GOB to sign UNCAC this Friday

Posted: Monday, December 5, 2016. 4:15 p.m. CST. By BBN Staff: Belize will officially accede to the United Nations Convention Against…

Defense Minister comments on completed National BDF Tour

Defense Minister comments on completed National BDF Tour

Posted: Monday, December 5, 2016. 2:36 p.m. CST. By BBN Staff: Last Friday, Minister of Defence, John Saldivar completed a nationwide…

Castro catches flack for R word

Castro catches flack for R word

Posted: Monday, December 5, 2016. 2:28 p.m. CST. By BBN Staff: During an interview about questionable business transactions now affecting the…

Defense Minister wraps up nationwide tour

Defense Minister wraps up nationwide tour

Posted: Friday, December 2, 2016. 2:27 p.m. CST. By BBN Staff: Minister of Defense John Saldivar is today wrapping up his…

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Letter to the Editor: Businessman unjustly harassed by GST Department

Posted: Thursday, December 1, 2016. 10:05 a.m. CST. The following is a letter submitted to the editor by Andre Perez ;Casa Pan Dulce Bakery Yesterday a good…

Entertainment

Hode’s Place in San Ignacio – a premier restaurant with a friendly family environment

Posted: Thursday, October 20, 2016. 9:03 p.m. CST. By BBN Staff: Hode’s Place, located on Savannah Road on the banks of the Macal River, is one of…

Education

Forest Department hosts second summer camp

Posted: July 12, 2016. 3:02 p.m. CST. By BBN Staff: The Forest Department’s Savannah Summer Camp 2016 for children is scheduled to kick off on July 25th and run…

Living

Decision on Tomlinson CCJ challenge on immigration due next week – Orozco and others still waiting

Posted: Friday, June 3, 2016. 1:16 p.m. CST By Aaron Humes: According to Caleb Orozco, president of the United Belize Advocacy Movement (UNIBAM) and chief litigant in…