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Police identify drowning victim

Police identify drowning victim

Posted: Sunday, January 22, 2017. 6:40 p.m. CST. By BBN Staff: Police have identified the man found in the Belize River near the old Rose Garden area on…

Carlos Garcia charged for drug trafficking

Carlos Garcia charged for drug trafficking

Posted: Friday, January 20, 2017. 1:13 p.m. CST. By BBN Staff: Yesterday afternoon around 1:00 p.m., while police were conducting operations in Santa Elena Cayo officers searched a…

Police find weed and guns in Sandhill

Police find weed and guns in Sandhill

Posted: Friday, January 20, 2017. 1:12 p.m. CST. By BBN Staff: Yesterday morning around 7:00 , police conducted a search in an area within the cemetery in Sand Hill…

Police issue official report on body found

Police issue official report on body found

Posted: Friday, January 20, 2017. 11:19 a.m. CST. By BBN Staff: Yesterday shortly after 8:00 a.m., police visited the Belize River bank between miles 7 and 8 on…

Jimmy Morales’ brother and son detained on corruption charges

Jimmy Morales’ brother and son detained on corruption charges

Posted: Friday, January 20, 2017. 10:52 a.m. CST. By BBN Staff: According to the Prensa Libre, a Guatemalan newspaper, yesterday a judge ordered the detention of President Jimmy…

Belize City men rob bar in Orange Walk at gun point

Belize City men rob bar in Orange Walk at gun point

Posted: Wednesday, January 18, 2017. 1:19 p.m. CST. By BBN Staff: According to police reports, Monday night around 11:00 p.m., two male persons entered the Black and White…

Police issue official report on the murder of Belize City minor

Police issue official report on the murder of Belize City minor

Posted: Wednesday, January 18, 2017. 1:11 p.m. CST. By BBN Staff: Last night around 8:45 p.m., police visited Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital where they saw 15-year-old Jaheem Jamal…

Anne Swaney murder case still cold

Anne Swaney murder case still cold

Posted: Wednesday, January 18, 2017. 8:23 a.m. CST. By BBN Staff: She came to vacation in Belize in mid-January of last year. However, she never made it back…

Breaking: Fatal traffic accident in Corozal

Breaking: Fatal traffic accident in Corozal

Posted: Tuesday, January 17, 2017. 10:02 p.m. CST. By BBN Staff: Confirmed reports reaching our newsroom is that a bus knocked down a cyclist near Buena Vista village…

Breaking: Minor shot and killed in Belize city

Breaking: Minor shot and killed in Belize city

Posted: Tuesday, January 17, 2017. 9:44 p.m. CST. By BBN Staff: The city streets have claimed another life tonight. Official police reports to our newsroom is that a 15…

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Social Issues

Cayo Special Constables plan activities for 2017

Cayo Special Constables plan activities for 2017

Posted: Monday, January 23, 2017. 9:20 a.m. CST. By BBN Staff: Yesterday evening the Cayo…

Belizean American ascending to greatness

Belizean American ascending to greatness

Posted: Thursday, January 19, 2017. 6:25 p.m. CST. By BBN Staff: Another Belizean American athlete…

Transport Minister Assesses George Murray (Independence) Bus Terminal

Transport Minister Assesses George Murray (Independence) Bus Terminal

Posted: Thursday, January 19, 2017. 4:47 p.m. CST. By BBN Staff:Yesterday, Minister of Transport Edmond…

Miss Universe Belize rocks the show in Philippines

Miss Universe Belize rocks the show in Philippines

Posted: Thursday, January 19, 2017. 9:31 a.m. CST. By BBN Staff: Miss Belize Universe, Rebecca…

Belize listed as poor country worth visiting

Belize listed as poor country worth visiting

Posted: Wednesday, January 18, 2017. 4:19 p.m. CST. By BBN Staff: Since the beginning of the year Belize…

Puerto Azul was a scam

Puerto Azul was a scam

Posted: Tuesday, January 17, 2017. 1:46 p.m. CST. By BBN Staff: Almost three years ago,…

Lord’s Bank House burns; estimated damage is over $50,000

Lord’s Bank House burns; estimated damage is over $50,000

Posted: Monday, January 16, 2017. 6:42 p.m. CST. By BBN Staff: A house was gutted…

Five people killed in popular destination for Belizeans

Five people killed in popular destination for Belizeans

Posted: Monday, January 16, 2017. 3:52 p.m. CST. Picture: INFOREMA By BBN Staff:Five people, including…

Fatal traffic accident on August Pine ridge road in Orange Walk

Fatal traffic accident on August Pine ridge road in Orange Walk

Posted: Monday, January 16, 2017. 3:18 p.m. CST. By BBN Staff: Reports reaching our newsroom…

Woman raped in Hattieville

Woman raped in Hattieville

Posted: Monday, January 16, 2017. 11:56 a.m. CST. By BBN Staff: According to police reports,…

Man dies after fatally knocked down by a pick up truck

Man dies after fatally knocked down by a pick up truck

Posted: Monday, January 16, 2017. 8:48 a.m. CST. By BBN Staff:  On Saturday at about…

Happy Birthday to the Father of the Nation

Happy Birthday to the Father of the Nation

Posted: Sunday, January 15, 2017. 8:45 p.m. CST. By BBN Staff: George Cadle Price, Belize’s…

Man shot in Belize city

Man shot in Belize city

Posted: Sunday, January 15, 2017. 8:18 p.m. CST. By BBN Staff: Reports reaching our newsroom…

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Economy

Belize gets US $10 Million loan for SIF

Belize gets US $10 Million loan for SIF

Posted: Sunday, December 11, 2016. 2:39 p.m. CST. By BBN Staff: The Social Investment Fund (SIF) is the latest benefactor of a US $10 million dollar loan from…

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…

Politics

Trump now officially president

Trump now officially president

Posted: Saturday, January 21, 2017. 9:16 a.m. CST. By BBN Staff: Donald Trump is now the 45th President of the United States…

The Senate held its first meeting yesterday in Belmopan for 2017

The Senate held its first meeting yesterday in Belmopan for 2017

Posted: Friday, January 20, 2017. 9:59 a.m. CST. By BBN Staff: Former House Speaker and newly appointed Attorney General, Michael Peyrefitte,…

Agassi Finnegan called to Bar

Agassi Finnegan called to Bar

Posted: Thursday, January 19, 2017. 4:57 p.m. CST. By BBN Staff: Daughter of Minister Micheal Finnegan, Agassi was called to the…

Glenn Godfrey suing GOB for US $22 million

Glenn Godfrey suing GOB for US $22 million

Posted: Wednesday, January 18, 2017. 2:49 p.m. CST. By BBN Staff:The government of Belize is facing another lawsuit for the sum…

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OP-ED

Between These Lines ….“Democracy is the worst form of government, except for all the others.” ― Winston S. Churchill

Posted: Sunday, January 22, 2017. 6:48 p.m. CST. By Glenn Tillett:  Although I publicly advocated and voted for an “elected Senate” in the February 2008 referendum, I do…

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…