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Two shot in Belize City

Two shot in Belize City

Posted: June 30, 2016. 8:33 a.m. CST. By BBN Staff: Breaking Belize news has been informed that two young men were shot sometime after 8:00 last night on Lacroix Boulevard…

Woman murdered in Mahogany Heights

Woman murdered in Mahogany Heights

Posted: June 29, 2016. 11:44 a.m. CST. By BBN Staff: Breaking Belize News has been made to understand that a woman was found dead with multiple stab wounds…

San Ignacio police seek suspected burglar

San Ignacio police seek suspected burglar

Posted: June 27, 2016. 3:48 p.m. CST. By BBN Staff: San Ignacio Police are currently looking for one man for questioning in connection with a burglary. On Friday at around 9:30…

BDF Soldier murdered in Punta Gorda

BDF Soldier murdered in Punta Gorda

Posted: June 27, 2016. 11:58 a.m. CST. By BBN Staff: The Belize Defense Forced is today mourning the loss of one of their own in Punta Gorda. Orlando…

Anthony Gillet killed in Belize City

Anthony Gillet killed in Belize City

Posted: June 27, 2016. 11:54 a.m. CST. By BBN Staff: Anthony Gillet, 38, was fatally shot on Friday sometime before midnight in Belize City. Police investigations have revealed that Gillet…

Mad man chops 5 villagers in Yo Creek

Mad man chops 5 villagers in Yo Creek

June 24th 2016, 4:25 p.m. CST By BBN Staff: Breaking Belize News has confirmed that at least four of the five victims have been transported to the Karl Heusner…

5 men accused of murder and attempted murder in court

5 men accused of murder and attempted murder in court

Posted: June 22, 2016. 6:08 p.m. CST. By Aaron Humes: The Supreme Court has indicted 5 men accused of murder and attempted murder at the start of its…

Man lucky to be alive after gun jammed three times

Man lucky to be alive after gun jammed three times

Posted: June 22, 2016. 12:25 p.m. CST. By BBN Staff: Ladyville police responded to a distress call on #6 Branson Avenue in Burrell Boom Village.  Upon arrival they…

Police question youth in connection with La Popular robbery

Police question youth in connection with La Popular robbery

Posted: June 21, 2016. 12:13 p.m. CST. By. BBN Staff: A 17-year-old boy is being interrogated by Belize City Police for a broad daylight robbery at La Popular…

Gunman opens fire on police and civilians in front of Queen Street Police Station

Gunman opens fire on police and civilians in front of Queen Street Police Station

June 17th, 2016, 10:03 a.m. CST By BBN Staff: A brazen gunman opened fire on and injured Police Officer, Alrick Arnold and two civilians in front of the…

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Economic stats: Unemployment down, economy shrinks, exports rebound but not enough

Economic stats: Unemployment down, economy shrinks, exports rebound but not enough

Posted: June 29, 2016. 5:14 p.m. CST. By Aaron Humes: The Statistical Institute of Belize…

ComPol says P.C. Alamilla “embarrassed” Department

ComPol says P.C. Alamilla “embarrassed” Department

Posted: June 27, 2016. 4:06 p.m. CST. By Aaron Humes: Detective Constable Urbie Alamilla is…

Police recognize brave Eastern Division (North) cops

Police recognize brave Eastern Division (North) cops

Posted: June 27, 2016. 4:02 p.m. CST. By Aaron Humes: Seven police officers from Eastern…

Machete wielding mad man in police custody

Machete wielding mad man in police custody

Posted: June 26th, 2016. 4:56 p.m. CST. By BBN Staff: Alleged suspect in the chopping…

3 Blunders That Crippled Belize’s Growth Potential

3 Blunders That Crippled Belize’s Growth Potential

Posted: June 25, 2016. 9:44 a.m. CST. By Charles Leslie: What is stopping Belize from…

Britain votes out of European Union

Britain votes out of European Union

Posted: June 24, 2016. 1:07 p.m. CST. By Aaron Humes: More than 16 million Britons…

Belize: Decentralization, Rockville and Belize City

Belize: Decentralization, Rockville and Belize City

Posted: June 24, 2016. 11:06 a.m. CST. By Richard Harrison: Belize City was founded (originally as…

American teen bitten by Yellowjaw in Belize makes slow recovery

American teen bitten by Yellowjaw in Belize makes slow recovery

Posted: June 24, 2016. 11:01 a.m. CST. By BBN Staff: A 15-year-old is recovering in…

First National Climate Change video competition launched

First National Climate Change video competition launched

Posted. June 23, 2016. 3:55 p.m. CST. By BBN Staff: The Belize National Climate Change…

Moist and unstable conditions to prevail

Moist and unstable conditions to prevail

Posted. June 23, 2016. 2:58 p.m. CST. By BBN Staff: The 24 hour forecast is…

Police, local youth group re-open abandoned park

Police, local youth group re-open abandoned park

June 23rd, 2016, 2:15 p.m By Aaron Humes: The West Street (Dakers) Park has been…

UDP’s small crack could grow larger

UDP’s small crack could grow larger

Posted. June 23, 2016. 9:56 a.m. CST. By BBN Staff: “Absolute power corrupts absolutely.” That’s…

Black Orchid Resort Launches Special Summer Savings

Black Orchid Resort Launches Special Summer Savings

Posted: June 22, 2016. 1:20 p.m. CST. By BBN.: Black Orchid Resort announced today a special…

Economy

Central Bank plays down loss of another correspondent banking relationship

Central Bank plays down loss of another correspondent banking relationship

Posted July 1st 2016, 6:29 p.m CST By Aaron Humes: Belize has lost another correspondent banking relationships (CBR), between the Central Bank and Citibank of the United States.…

Half a billion for BTL?

Half a billion for BTL?

Posted: June 29, 2016. 10:22 a.m. CST. By BBN Staff: Prime Minister Dean Barrow will be holding a press conference in Belize City this afternoon to brief the…

GOB broke? Talk of wage freeze as Government approaches SSB to buy utility shares

GOB broke? Talk of wage freeze as Government approaches SSB to buy utility shares

Posted: June 22, 2016. 12:09 p.m. CST. By Aaron Humes: Even as the International Monetary Fund’s “strong medicine” prescription for the economy gains reaction among its opponents, the…

Who’s watching the Belize economy?

Who’s watching the Belize economy?

June 18th 2016, 11:17 a.m. CST By BBN Staff: With all the recent controversy surrounding the Guatemalan territorial claim and the incidents stemming from heightened tension and apparent…

San Pedro’s Mahogany Bay Village partners with Hilton Hotels’ Curio Collection

San Pedro’s Mahogany Bay Village partners with Hilton Hotels’ Curio Collection

Posted: Wednesday, June 15, 2016. 12:03 p.m. CST By Aaron Humes: AMBERGRIS CAYE, Belize District – What does hospitality done differently look like? The answer to that question…

Tilapia Workshop underway

Tilapia Workshop underway

Posted: Monday, June 13, 2016. 8:21 p.m. CST By Dalila Ical: Last week more than 20 aquaculture producers and others in related professions took part in a “Wonderful…

Yuri Alpuche travels to Taiwan for national development courses

Yuri Alpuche travels to Taiwan for national development courses

Posted: Wednesday, June 8, 2016. 5:57 p.m. CST By BBN Staff: A press release issued today by the Embassy of the Republic of China, serves to inform that…

New DPM: Rough times ahead, don’t panic

New DPM: Rough times ahead, don’t panic

Posted: Wednesday, June 8, 2016. 5:21 p.m. CST By Aaron Humes: A bracing Patrick Faber admits “tight times” are ahead, following the conclusion of an International Monetary Fund…

Politics

GOB condemns Orlando shooting

GOB condemns Orlando shooting

Posted: June 13, 2016. 4:53 p.m. CST. By BBN Staff: In a press release issued late this evening the Government of…

Voting continues in Village Council elections

Voting continues in Village Council elections

Posted: Saturday, June 11, 2016. 1:20 p.m. CST By BBN Staff: Voting for village councils across the country continues tomorrow after…

Round 1 of village councils goes to UDP

Round 1 of village councils goes to UDP

Posted: June 6, 2016. 5:32 p.m. CST. By Aaron Humes: 43 of Belize’s 190-plus villages voted in the first round of…

DPM Vega addresses Guatemalan claim at summit in Cuba

DPM Vega addresses Guatemalan claim at summit in Cuba

Posted: June 6, 2016. 10:31 a.m. CST. By BBN Staff: Outgoing Deputy Prime Minister Gaspar Vega, during the 7th Summit of Caribbean States…

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The Garment Industry in Belize

Posted: June 6, 2016. 8:09 p.m. CST.   By Richard Harrison: In year 2000, Belize exported BZ$40 million worth of garments. Today our export of garment is…

Entertainment

Chamber, NCC agree on dates for Carnival and Expo

Posted: Friday, June 3, 2016. 1:39 p.m. CST By Aaron Humes: Two of the biggest events in the September Celebrations calendar will have more or less permanent…

Education

Teachers and parents conclude Early Childhood Education training

Posted: June 13, 2016. 1:38 p.m. CST. By BBN Staff: Twenty teachers and 25 parents who completed training in Early Childhood Education, Special Education, Classroom Management, Leadership,…

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…