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Belmopanese charged for beating senior citizen

Belmopanese charged for beating senior citizen

Posted: May 25, 2016. 6:51 p.m. CST. By Aaron Humes: Two young men from Belmopan are accused of beating up a La Democracia villager ten days ago, such…

Two busted for illegal logging in National Park

Two busted for illegal logging in National Park

Posted: Tuesday, May 24, 2016. 4:51 p.m. CST By BBN Staff: Last Wednesday, two men were detained for ‘illegal logging within a national park’ after they were busted…

$15,000 van stolen in city

$15,000 van stolen in city

Posted: Tuesday, May 24, 2016. 2:05 p.m. CST By BBN Staff: Philip Kewley, a 55-year-old resident of Ladyville Village in the Belize District, reported to Belize City Police…

Belmopan Quick Response Team seize homemade firearm

Belmopan Quick Response Team seize homemade firearm

Posted: Monday, May 22, 2016. 9:29 p.m. CST By BBN Staff: On Sunday May 22nd at about 4:00 a.m. members of the Belmopan Police Quick Response Team (QRT)…

Car stolen in Roaring Creek

Car stolen in Roaring Creek

Posted: Sunday, May 22, 2016. 9:16 a.m. CST By BBN Staff: 23-year-old Elias Reyes, a resident of Franks Eddy Village in Cayo District, reported to police that his…

Alrick Smith charged with abetment to murder

Alrick Smith charged with abetment to murder

Posted: Friday, May 20, 2016. 8:00 p.m. CST By Aaron Humes: Police continue to try to crack down on the spiraling violence in the Ladyville area of Eastern…

After plea change, court hands down shorter sentence for firearm possession

After plea change, court hands down shorter sentence for firearm possession

Posted: Thursday, May 19, 2016. 8:11 p.m. CST By Aaron Humes: Recently, Chief Justice Kenneth Benjamin handed down a critical decision which releases the hands of magistrates from…

Marage Road shooters charged

Marage Road shooters charged

Posted: Wednesday, May 18, 2016. 6:34 p.m. CST By Aaron Humes: Tonight two teenagers are on remand at the Belize Central Prison after they were arraigned for the…

2 months for inappropriate touching

2 months for inappropriate touching

Posted: Wednesday, May 18, 2016. 6:03 p.m. CST By Aaron Humes: He “patted” a 10 year old child on her buttocks and told her not to say anything…

Belize City men see drugs charges dismissed

Belize City men see drugs charges dismissed

Posted: Wednesday, May 18, 2016. 5:41 p.m. CST By Aaron Humes: On New Year’s Eve, 2015, police escorted two men to the Belize City Magistrate’s Court where they…

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Woman dies in traffic accident

Woman dies in traffic accident

Posted: Thursday, May 26, 2016. 2:29 p.m. CST By BBN Staff: Yesterday evening at around…

Zika confirmed in pregnant woman from Cayo

Zika confirmed in pregnant woman from Cayo

Posted: May 26, 2016. 6:55 a.m. CST. By BBN Staff: There is a second case…

Popular restaurant in San Ignacio goes up in flames

Popular restaurant in San Ignacio goes up in flames

Posted: May 26, 2016. 6:42 a.m. CST. By BBN Staff: A fire ripped through Cenaida’s…

Deadly accident in OW kills one, several others hospitalized

Deadly accident in OW kills one, several others hospitalized

Posted: May 25, 2016. 10:38 p.m. CST. By BBN Staff:  Tonight the Gongora family are…

Judge to decide fate of woman accused of murder

Judge to decide fate of woman accused of murder

Posted: May 25, 2016. 6:48 p.m. CST. By Aaron Humes: Justice Troadio Gonzalez is to…

Belizean taxi driver hijacked by Guatemalan

Belizean taxi driver hijacked by Guatemalan

Posted: May 25, 2016. 6:28 p.m. CST. By BBN Staff: Credible information reaching our newsroom…

Weed and shotgun found in Santa Elena

Weed and shotgun found in Santa Elena

Posted: Wednesday, May 25, 2016. 12:19 p.m. CST By Aaron Humes: San Ignacio Police with…

Orange Walk authorities search for missing man

Orange Walk authorities search for missing man

Posted: Monday, May 22, 2016. 9:20 p.m. CST By BBN Staff: Reliable information reaching the…

Breaking: Passengers trapped in vehicle after vehicle crashes on George Price Highway

Breaking: Passengers trapped in vehicle after vehicle crashes on George Price Highway

Posted: May 23, 2016. 4:41 p.m. CST. By BBN Staff: Reports reaching our newsroom are…

Ladrick Shephard raises funds for sickle-cell afflicted son

Ladrick Shephard raises funds for sickle-cell afflicted son

Posted: Saturday, May 21, 2016. 11:21 a.m. CST By Aaron Humes: Sickle cell anemia is…

Traffic accident leaves two critical

Traffic accident leaves two critical

Posted: Saturday, May 21, 2016. 10:48 a.m. CST By BBN Staff: An early morning traffic…

Churchmen call for peace in Guatemala dispute

Churchmen call for peace in Guatemala dispute

Posted: Friday, May 20, 2016. 10:54 a.m. CST By Aaron Humes: The Belize Council of…

Traffic collision leaves one man dead and another in critical condition

Traffic collision leaves one man dead and another in critical condition

Posted: May 18, 2016. 5:59 p.m. CST. By Dalila Ical: An early evening traffic accident…

Economy

IMF says Belize economy slowing

IMF says Belize economy slowing

Posted: Thursday, May 26, 2016. 10:13 a.m. CST By BBN Staff: A new report by the International Monetary Fund (IMF), released this morning, has given a bleak prognosis for Belize’s…

Gas price up again

Gas price up again

Posted: Friday, May 20, 2016. 6:16 p.m. CST By BBN Staff: The price of gas at the pump went up again on Wednesday night. Regular gasoline is now…

Belize Electricity Limited accepts expert’s report on tariff review; will Belizeans’ light bills go up?

Belize Electricity Limited accepts expert’s report on tariff review; will Belizeans’ light bills go up?

Posted: Thursday, May 19, 2016. 7:49 p.m. CST By Aaron Humes: Belizeans are set for a slight increase on average in electricity rates, after an independent expert appointed…

Toledo Chocolate Fest starts tomorrow!

Toledo Chocolate Fest starts tomorrow!

Posted: Thursday, May 19, 2016. 4:19 p.m. CST By Chrisbert Garcia: Every year over the Commonwealth Holiday weekend, Toledo District in Southern Belize celebrates its superior cacao with…

Atlantic Bank San Ignacio Branch to host Pre-Owned Auto Show

Atlantic Bank San Ignacio Branch to host Pre-Owned Auto Show

Posted: Wednesday, May 18, 2016. 4:27 p.m. CST. By BBN Staff: Atlantic Bank San Ignacio Branch is hosting their very first Pre-Owned Auto Show on May 28th from…

Belizean tourism professionals to represent Belize in Taiwan expo

Belizean tourism professionals to represent Belize in Taiwan expo

Posted: Monday, May 16, 2016. 1:12 p.m. CST By Aaron Humes: Traveling to the Taipei International Tourism Expo next weekend on behalf of Belize are Karen Pike, the Director…

US Payment Processor Sues Visa, Belize Banks

US Payment Processor Sues Visa, Belize Banks

Posted: Monday, May 16, 2016. 11:28 a.m. CST By Aaron Humes: In international court news, the Belize Supreme Court ruled last year that Belize Bank Limited must pay…

Scotiabank builds new home for senior citizen

Scotiabank builds new home for senior citizen

Posted: Sunday, May 15, 2016. 5:03 p.m. CST By Aaron Humes: The staff of Scotia Bank partnered with Hand in Hand Ministries to build a new home this weekend…

Politics

PUP trip to Sarstoon Island cancelled

PUP trip to Sarstoon Island cancelled

Posted: Saturday, May 21, 2016. 10:38 a.m. CST By BBN Staff: Reports reaching Breaking Belize News are that the People’s United…

Venezuela in unrest as president threatens to make opposition-controlled legislature ‘disappear’

Venezuela in unrest as president threatens to make opposition-controlled legislature ‘disappear’

Posted: Thursday, May 19, 2016. 4:29 p.m. CST By Aaron Humes: According to the L.A. Times, police and opponents of President Nicolas…

Cabinet calls halt to Help for Progress refugee program

Cabinet calls halt to Help for Progress refugee program

Posted: May 17, 2016. 7:09 p.m. CST. By Aaron Humes: Cabinet has recommended that NGO Help for Progress “cease and desist”…

PUP easing back into diplomacy with Government

PUP easing back into diplomacy with Government

Posted: Friday, May 13, 2016. 6:31 p.m. CST By Aaron Humes: At his press conference immediately following meetings in Washington with…

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New Magistrate sworn in

Posted: Monday, May 9, 2016. 7:34 p.m. CST By Aaron Humes: This past Friday, new Magistrate Emmertice Emmerita Anderson, a native of Roaring Creek, Cayo District, was sworn in…

Entertainment

Shyne wows the world at ‘Bad Boyz’ reunion tour

Posted: Sunday, May 22, 2016. 2:02 p.m. CST By Chrisbert Garcia: Sean ‘Puffy’ Combs, long time hip hop mogul, rapper, producer and owner of the ‘Bad Boyz’…

Education

Ministry of Education to focus on literacy for annual showcase

Posted: Sunday, March 1, 2016. 4:46 p.m. CST By Aaron Humes: Annually in May, the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports hosts the Education Showcase, a review…

Living

Kareem Clarke Memorial fund food drive reported successful

Posted: May 7, 2016. 6:25 p.m. CST. By Aaron Humes: 10 months after the untimely death of beloved KREMANDALA Journalist Kareem Clarke, his colleagues of the Kareem…