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Police bust Castro associate with 12 pounds of weed

Police bust Castro associate with 12 pounds of weed

Posted: Monday, June 26, 2017. 5:31 p.m. CST. By BBN Staff: Police confirmed today that Gian Espadas, 22, was busted in the West Landivar area today with 12…

Gun stolen at Bacab

Gun stolen at Bacab

Posted: Monday, June 26, 2017. 3:27 p.m. CST. By BBN Staff: On Saturday, June 24 at around 6:23 a.m., James Wolverson, 36, manager at Bacab Eco Park visited…

Three arrested for illegal weapon in Teakettle

Posted: Monday, June 26, 2017. 2:55 p.m. CST. By BBN Staff: According to police reports, last Friday at about 3:10 p.m., police conducted a search at the residence…

$4,000 worth of goods stolen from D-Max in Belize City

$4,000 worth of goods stolen from D-Max in Belize City

Posted: Monday, June 26, 2017. 2:34 p.m. CST. By BBN Staff: On Saturday, June 24, around 1:05 a.m., police visited an area on Marine Parade, Belize City near…

Tow Tow robbed!

Tow Tow robbed!

Posted: Sunday, June 25, 2017. 4:19 p.m. CST. By BBN Staff: Tow Tow Grocery shopping in the Lake Independence area of Belize City was robbed at gunpoint today.…

Man shot in San Pedro

Man shot in San Pedro

Posted: Sunday, June 25, 2017. 1:56 p.m. CST. By BBN Staff: Aside from the shooting murder in San Ignacio, there was another shooting incident in San Pedro today.…

Kashief Gallego charged for King Street murder

Kashief Gallego charged for King Street murder

Posted: Saturday, June 24, 2017. 10:03 p.m. CST. By BBN Staff: Kashief Gallego, 25, was on Friday charged for the murder of Jermaine Franklin. Franklin was gunned down…

Pakeman back on duty at the Government Press Office

Pakeman back on duty at the Government Press Office

Posted: Saturday, June 24, 2017. 8:30 p.m. CST. By BBN Staff: Dorian Pakeman, the Director of the Government Press Office, is back on duty after being freed of…

Domestic dispute ends in woman stabbing common law husband

Domestic dispute ends in woman stabbing common law husband

Posted: Saturday, June 24, 2017. 8:30 p.m. CST. By BBN Staff: A domestic dispute on Friday night in Dangriga has left one man with multiple stab wounds. According to police…

Villagers block Highway in Teakettle Village

Villagers block Highway in Teakettle Village

Posted: Saturday, June 24, 2017. 1:46 p.m. CST. By BBN Staff: Reports to BBN  is that tires are being burnt on the George Price Highway in Teakettle Village.…

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Forbes: Highest paid celebs make more than Belize, Liberia and Gambia combined

Forbes: Highest paid celebs make more than Belize, Liberia and Gambia combined

Posted: Monday, June 26, 2017. 4:39 p.m. CST. By BBN Staff: Forbes Magazine, the American…

Ocean experts test new cruise-ship goggles in Belize

Ocean experts test new cruise-ship goggles in Belize

Posted: Monday, June 26, 2017. 4:19 p.m. CST. By BBN Staff: Royal Caribbean, which brings cruise-ships…

NEMO Minister assesses situation in San Ignacio after flash flood

NEMO Minister assesses situation in San Ignacio after flash flood

Posted: Monday, June 26, 2017. 2:34 p.m. CST. By BBN Staff : Yesterday, Sunday June…

PG police recover gun stolen in 2016 robbery

PG police recover gun stolen in 2016 robbery

Posted: Monday, June 26, 2017. 11:04 A.M. CST. By BBN Staff: Punta Gorda police have…

Boycott cancels FFB annual congress

Boycott cancels FFB annual congress

Posted: Saturday, June 24, 2017. 4:57 p.m. CST. By BBN Staff: The fear of the…

Police confirm accident involving former Minister Penner

Police confirm accident involving former Minister Penner

Posted: Saturday, June 24, 2017. 9:09 a.m. CST. By BBN Staff: Police have confirmed an…

Fatal road accident involving former minister

Fatal road accident involving former minister

Posted: Saturday, June 24, 2017. 7:25 a.m. CST. By BBN Staff: Reports to BBN indicate…

US Embassy hands over over $400,000 US in boats and equipment to police

US Embassy hands over over $400,000 US in boats and equipment to police

Posted: Friday, June 23, 2017. 8:57 p.m. CST. By BBN Staff: Today, the U.S. Embassy…

750 students graduate from Gang Resistance training in Cayo

750 students graduate from Gang Resistance training in Cayo

Posted: Friday, June 23, 2017. 2:51 p.m. CST. By Zoila Palma: Yesterday, a total of…

The saga for Belgian couple continues – BTIA Cayo reaches out

The saga for Belgian couple continues – BTIA Cayo reaches out

Posted: Friday, June 23, 2017. 1:56 p.m. CST. By BBN Staff: Yesterday, BBN reported that…

MIT bust 72 pounds of weed

MIT bust 72 pounds of weed

Posted: Friday, June 23, 2017. 9:15 a.m. CST. By BBN Staff: On Wednesday morning around…

9 Bus drivers convicted for traffic offenses in Orange Walk

9 Bus drivers convicted for traffic offenses in Orange Walk

Posted: Friday, June 23, 2017. 8:50 a.m. CST. By BBN Staff: The following persons (drivers)…

Santa Familia villagers demand removal of police officer

Santa Familia villagers demand removal of police officer

Posted: Friday, June 23, 2017. 8:50 a.m. CST. By BBN Staff: A sixteen-year-old villager was…

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Economy

Regular fuel goes up, other fuel go down by one cent

Regular fuel goes up, other fuel go down by one cent

Posted: Thursday, June 22, 2017. 7:40 a.m. CST. By BBN Staff:Fuel prices have been adjusted several times since January 1, 2017. Effective today, regular fuel has increased by 31…

BCCI & COTA form strategic alliance

BCCI & COTA form strategic alliance

Posted: Wednesday, June 21, 2017. 8:56 a.m. CST. By BBN Staff: The Belize Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI) and Chamber of the Americas (COTA) will form a…

Outlook for Belize weak, IMF says

Outlook for Belize weak, IMF says

Posted: Friday, June 16, 2017. 11:40 a.m. CST. By BBN Staff: The International Monetary Fund (IMF), this morning, released a statement following its recent 2017 Article IV mission…

Tourism Minister wants to strengthen ties with Barbados

Tourism Minister wants to strengthen ties with Barbados

Posted: Monday, June 12, 2017. 11:22 a.m. CST. By BBN Staff: Minister of Tourism, Manuel Heredia Jr. has expressed pubic interest in partnering with the government of Barbados…

CJ lifts injunction, Belize Bank to claim $50 million award

CJ lifts injunction, Belize Bank to claim $50 million award

Posted: Saturday, June 10, 2017. 7:09 a.m. CST. By BBN Staff: Chief Justice Kenneth Benjamin has lifted the injunction, which once barred Michael Ashcroft’s Belize Bank from seeking…

“Can’t pay; won’t pay,” says Fin Sec

“Can’t pay; won’t pay,” says Fin Sec

Posted: Saturday, June 10, 2017. 7:00 a.m. CST. By BBN Staff: Financial Secretary Joseph Waight says that the Government of Belize is neither willing nor able to pay…

Over $100 million in court battles against Ashcroft

Over $100 million in court battles against Ashcroft

Posted: Tuesday, June 6, 2017. 9:21 a.m. CST. By BBN Staff: The Government of Belize will, reportedly have to spend almost US$130 million in legal fees for its…

Ready Call hangs it up

Ready Call hangs it up

Posted: Wednesday, May 31, 2017. 7:35 p.m. CST. By BBN Staff: After 12 years, the Ready Call Centre (RCC) is closing its office in Belize with effect from June…

Politics

Belize backs failed US motion on Venezuela at OAS

Belize backs failed US motion on Venezuela at OAS

Posted: Saturday, June 24, 2017. 8:30 p.m. CST. By BBN Staff: Belize is among the members of the Organization of American…

GOB Signs Memorandum of Understanding with Microsoft

GOB Signs Memorandum of Understanding with Microsoft

Posted: Friday, June 23, 2017. 8:29 a.m. CST. By BBN Staff: A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed yesterday between the…

Another Castro Scandal: Cayo businessman claims Minister is covering up for son

Another Castro Scandal: Cayo businessman claims Minister is covering up for son

Posted: Thursday, June 22, 2017. 10:46 a.m. CST. By BBN Staff: Amidst a wave of bad press for Minister Edmond Castro,…

“Police bad minded” says Castro brothers’ attorney

“Police bad minded” says Castro brothers’ attorney

Posted: Thursday, June 22, 2017. 8:52 a.m. CST. By BBN Staff: Herbert Panton, attorney for Jafari and Wasani Castro, is insisting…

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Belize~ Tribute to Richard Merrill

Posted: Monday, June 26, 2017. 7:19 a.m. CST. By Richard Harrison: Richard Merrill was Belize’s very own “Harry Carey” of everything Belizean on radio….having been for many…

Entertainment

NICH and San Pedro House of Culture celebrate Lobster Fest 2017

Posted: Friday, June 16, 2017. 10:30 a.m. CST. By BBN Staff: The National Institute of Culture and History (NICH) through the Museum Of Belize and the San Pedro…

Education

Breaking: Students and teachers protest at Delille Academy

Posted: Wednesday, May 2, 2017. 10:01 a.m. CST. By BBN Staff: Reports to BBN is that there is an on going protest at Delille Academy in the…

Living

Diabetes: a growing problem for Belize

Posted: Friday, June 2, 2017. 8:27 a.m. CST. By BBN Staff: The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that there are 150 million people worldwide, living with diabetes…