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Police looking for Belizean Cheaters

Police looking for Belizean Cheaters

Posted: Thursday, February 23, 2017. 2:07 p.m. CST. By BBN Staff: The new Belizean Cheaters craze on Facebook has gained so much traction that police are reportedly currently…

Leaked documents incriminates immigration officers in Nanes Schnitzer fraud

Leaked documents incriminates immigration officers in Nanes Schnitzer fraud

Posted: Thursday, February 23, 2017. 9:28 a.m. CST.   By BBN Staff:An internal document leaked from the Immigration and Nationality department this week, gave a  detailed breakdown of…

Cayo murders related?

Cayo murders related?

Posted: Wednesday, February 22, 2017. 8:30 a.m. CST. By BBN Staff:Twenty two year old Chester Theus was the second person to be murdered in San Ignacio Town over…

Police identifies dead body found yesterday

Police identifies dead body found yesterday

Posted: Tuesday, February 21, 2017. 6:04 p.m. CST. By BBN Staff: The body found behind Sacred Heart College in San Ignacio Town has been officially identified by Inspector Fitzory…

Man who killed wife gets reduced charge

Man who killed wife gets reduced charge

Posted: Tuesday, February 21, 2017. 1:28 p.m. CST. By BBN Staff:In December 2006, Daniel Ku was accused of killing his wife Anna Maria Magdaleno Basto. Ku alleged that…

William Mason to stand trial in June

William Mason to stand trial in June

Posted: Tuesday, February 21, 2017. 12:58 p.m. CST. By BBN Staff: His wife, Melissa Ferguson, walked away from charges of conspiracy to commit kidnapping but William Mason will…

Two Men fined $10,000 for Illegal entry into Protected Area

Two Men fined $10,000 for Illegal entry into Protected Area

Posted: Tuesday, February 21, 2017. 12:58 p.m. CST. By BBN Staff: The forestry department issued a press release today informing that Carlos Palacios, 35, and Donald Wewe, 47,…

Godwin Hulse defends son who pistol whipped a disgruntled customer

Godwin Hulse defends son who pistol whipped a disgruntled customer

Posted: Tuesday, February 21, 2017. 11:21 a.m. CST. By BBN Staff: Minister of Agriculture, Godwin Hulse, at a media event yesterday was asked about an incident in which…

Over $1,600 stolen from Centaurs Communication LTD in Burrell Boom

Over $1,600 stolen from Centaurs Communication LTD in Burrell Boom

Posted: Monday, February 20, 2017. 11:00 a.m. CST. By BBN Staff:Yesterday morning around 8:05, police responded to  a robbery at Centaurs Communication Corp. Ltd. office in  Burrell Boom…

Road traffic accident in southern Belize claims one life

Road traffic accident in southern Belize claims one life

Posted: Monday, February 20, 2017. 11:00 a.m. CST. By BBN Staff:On Saturday, February 18th 2017 at about 12:03 a.m., based upon information received of a road traffic accident…

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Cost of living up for 2017

Cost of living up for 2017

Posted: Friday, February 24, 2017. 3:10 p.m. CST. By BBN Staff: Belizeans had to pay…

Belize House Speaker, new President of regional body

Posted: Friday, February 24, 2017. 1:11 p.m. CST. Photo: Healthy Caribbean Coalition By BBN Staff:Speaker…

Was it really worth it? Ashcroft asks

Was it really worth it? Ashcroft asks

Posted: Friday, February 24, 2017. 10:32 a.m. CST. By BBN Staff:Lord Michael Ashcroft, in an…

Chamber of Commerce calls for action to save economy

Chamber of Commerce calls for action to save economy

Posted: Friday, February 24, 2017. 10:32 a.m. CST. By BBN Staff: The Belize Chamber of…

Supa G denied entry into US

Supa G denied entry into US

Posted: Friday, February 24, 2017. 9:59 a.m. CST. By BBN Staff: Belizean Punta Rock superstar,…

Fatal road traffic accident on Santa Rosa Road, Southern Belize leaves one dead

Fatal road traffic accident on Santa Rosa Road, Southern Belize leaves one dead

Posted: Friday, February 24, 2017. 6:38 a.m. CST. By BBN Staff: A fatal road traffic…

PUP and UDP guilty of immigration offences

PUP and UDP guilty of immigration offences

Posted: Thursday, February 23, 2017. 9:28 a.m. CST. By BBN Staff:The Opposition People’s United Party…

Belize passport printer not in service

Belize passport printer not in service

Posted: Wednesday, February 22, 2017. 1:32 p.m. CST. By BBN Staff: Operations at the Belize…

Shark fishing at Lighthouse reef atoll (again)

Shark fishing at Lighthouse reef atoll (again)

Posted: Wednesday, February 22, 2017. 11:45 a.m. CST. Picture: MarAlliance By BBN Staff:The MarAlliance today…

La Ruta Maya Belize river challenge kicks off on March 3

La Ruta Maya Belize river challenge kicks off on March 3

Posted: Wednesday, February 22, 2017. 9:10 a.m. CST. Picture: My Beautiful Belize.com By BBN Staff:…

Family claims KHMH negligence left new born baby with burns

Posted: Tuesday, February 21, 2017. 2:43 p.m. CST. By BBN Staff: A new born baby…

BNTU victorious (again)

BNTU victorious (again)

Posted: Tuesday, February 21, 2017. 12:58 p.m. CST. By BBN Staff:The Belize National Teachers Union…

NGC mourns passing of Bishop O.P. Martin

NGC mourns passing of Bishop O.P. Martin

Posted: Tuesday, February 21, 2017. 10:21 a.m. CST. By BBN Staff: The National Garifuna Council…

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Economy

Exports rebound in 2017

Exports rebound in 2017

Posted: Friday, February 24, 2017. 11:53 a.m. CST. By BBN Staff: After several consecutive months of underperforming, Belize’s exports increased by 51.2 percent at the beginning of 2017.…

Ashcroft willing to settle

Ashcroft willing to settle

Posted: Friday, February 24, 2017. 10:32 a.m. CST. By BBN Staff: Michael Ashcroft is willing to settle with the Government of Belize over its multi-million dollar arbitration award.…

Belize misses Superbond payment

Belize misses Superbond payment

Posted: Wednesday, February 22,2017. 10:57 a.m. CST. By BBN Staff: Belize did not make a scheduled US $13.3 million payment toward the 2038 “Superbond” on Monday, in the midst…

CDB projects 1.7 percent growth for region

CDB projects 1.7 percent growth for region

Posted: Tuesday, February 21, 2017. 3:54 p.m. CST. By BBN Staff: The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), at a press event last Friday, projected a 1.7 percent economic growth…

“Utility company shares to be sold to SSB” says Prime Minister Dean Barrow

“Utility company shares to be sold to SSB” says Prime Minister  Dean Barrow

 Posted: Monday, February 20, 2017. 6:23 p.m. CST. By BBN Staff: Prime Minister Dean Barrow explained this week that, contrary to statements made by opposition leader John Briceño,…

Thousands of sacks of potato rot in La Gracia Village, Cayo District

Thousands of sacks of potato rot in La Gracia Village, Cayo District

Posted: Wednesday, February 15, 2017. 9:23 p.m. CST. By BBN Staff: Today, BBN visited La Gracia Village in the Cayo District to meet with concerned potato farmers. La Gracia…

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…

Politics

Barrow’s law firm holds shares in Ashcroft’s Belize Bank

Barrow’s law firm holds shares in Ashcroft’s Belize Bank

Posted: Friday, February 24, 2017. 9:02 a.m. CST.   By BBN Staff: This week, Lord Michael Ashcroft confirmed that Prime Minister…

Official funeral & Mass of Thanksgiving for Leela Vernon to be held next week

Official funeral & Mass of Thanksgiving for Leela Vernon to be held next week

Posted: Thursday, February 23, 2017. 11:16 a.m. CST. By BBN Staff: Brukdown Queen, Leela Vernon passed away from a cardiac arrest…

Eric Chang and Patrick Tillett summoned to appear to Senate hearing

Eric Chang and Patrick Tillett summoned to appear to Senate hearing

Posted: Thursday, February 23, 2017. 9:28 a.m. CST. By BBN Staff:Former Belize City Deputy Mayor, Eric Chang, and the Council’s Financial…

PUP and VIP demand re registration

PUP and VIP demand re registration

Posted: Wednesday, February 22, 2017. 11:45 a.m. CST. By BBN Staff:A press release was issued today informing that the leaders of…

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OP-ED

The Belize Old River has a lot of history.- The story of this river has changed over the Centuries

Posted: Thursday, February 23, 2017. 5:37 p.m. CST. By Hector Silva:In the 1580’s the Belize River was referred by the Maya civilization as the ” RIVER TIPU…

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

Leela Vernon , Belize’s Bruk Down Queen passes away

Posted: Sunday, February 19, 2017. 10:49 a.m. CST. By BBN Staff: BBN has been reliably informed that Belizean icon and Bruk Down Queen, Leela Vernon passed away…